DIY Refreshing Spray... No time to get #salty

DIY Refreshing Spray... No time to get #salty

Summer is here, and lockdowns are lifting. Fitness classes are back up and running outside, and we’re feeling inspired in more ways than one. This week on the Blank Slate Blog, we’re serving up a refreshing spray to help you cool down and reset. 


Taking inspiration from our Move line-up of juices, this spray is here to be your new best friend when it comes to outdoor workouts. You can use this spray as a facial mist after a workout, as well as a cleansing spray for your workout equipment. Spritz your face, then spritz your mat (or dumbbells or bands). Leave the spray on your face, but pat your workout equipment dry. Read on to learn about these ingredients and how you can use them to help you radiate inside and out.


Rosewater

Rosewater is created by steaming rose petals. The extracted water smells like roses and contains an abundance of health properties. It is probably most known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The calming nature of rose reduces redness, puffiness and helps to soothe irritation, improving overall complexion. Rosewater is also an antiseptic, meaning it’s helpful when it comes to treating infections. Its antibacterial properties make it useful in treating acne, while its powerful antioxidant capacity helps protect skin cells from damage. 


Traditionally rosewater has been used in both beauty and food products. All of the soothing, calming, and hydrating external properties also work internally. We use rosewater in our Glow 02 juice, a beauty tonic like never before. 


Lavender

Lavender essential oil has a big reputation for its ability to promote a sense of calm. The fragrance is believed to help reduce stress and anxiety. While this might be what lavender is most known for, it has tones of other properties that make it an excellent addition to any skin-care routine. Similar to rosewater, lavender exerts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects on the skin. When applied topically, lavender has been shown to reduce acne and improve inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and rosacea. 


Although I don’t suggest taking lavender essential oil internally, dried lavender flowers are a great alternative. Use the flowers in a tea or a topping to bites, bars, or even chocolate. The dried flowers aren’t as potent as an essential oil, but they are sure to promote a sense of calm.


Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan salt came into popularity in the last decade because of its supposed superiority to regular sea salt. Harvested in Pakistan, pink salt is believed to be from an ancient body of water that evaporated millions of years ago. The salt is harvested with minimal processing and is often more natural than ordinary salt. The theorized benefit of pink salt over regular salt is its high mineral content. Pink salt is packed with over 84 different minerals and trace elements. This salt’s high iron content is what causes the pink color. When it comes to using salt as a part of your skin-care practice, these minerals, and the lack of processing, are serious advantages over regular table salt.


Diluted pink salt, like in this spray, can help support your skin in several ways. It works as a natural toner, balancing your skin's pH; it can help to regulate oil secretion, preventing breakouts; and it helps to keep skin nourished and hydrated. For all of these benefits, from the inside, check out our Woke Kofe, a creamy coffee-based tonic sure to sustain you as much as it energizes you. 


 


2-Way Refreshing Spray


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rose water

  • ⅓ cup filtered water

  • 6 drops lavender essential oil

  • ⅛ tsp Himalayan pink salt 

  • 250 ml spray bottle 

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients. 

  2. Pour into a spray bottle. 

  3. Spray on everything. 

We hope you’ve learned something new with us today and are feeling inspired to add some of these ingredients into your life. Stay tuned to our Instagram page for future movement-based practices. We’ve got lots up our sleeves this summer, and we can’t wait to share. As always, tag us in your creations, and if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

  • Dani



Danielle Wiens C.N.P 

@churchofeeelingood


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