While there is some truth in the belief that the “need” for skin and hair products is a reflection of our fear of aging or personal insecurity as a response to marketing manipulation, I offer an alternative perspective.
Taking the time to nurture your skin and hair not only helps it look and feel its best, it allows your senses to lead you into the present moment, to your inner essence… that which is beyond words, thoughts and limitations.
Self-care acts as a portal to connect us with our expansive selves, the natural world around us, and ultimately to each other. While this may seem an ambitious idea, I have come to know, in both a reasoned scientific way and through my inner sense, that plant-based ingredients, sensual textures and beauty-full natural scents and colors nourish us deeply, by bringing us into presence. And if we allow ourselves to feel pleasure in the process, the gift is even greater!
I am guessing that if you reading this, you are probably a kindred spirit who knows this, too!