Summer: the season of abundance / the element of fire
Long summer days give us time to nurture our creative energies and be part of the abundance that surrounds us. In traditional Chinese medicine fire is the element associated with summer, it has the power to give light, and to illuminate our inner being. The emotion associated with fire is joy, which, when in balance, represents an overflowing enthusiasm for life. However, an imbalance in the fire element can give rise to restlessness and hyper excitability. When the fire element is in excess, skin can become excessively oily and congested leading to breakouts and irritation, making it an essential time to incorporate naturally cooling and soothing actives, such as cucumber, aloe and yogurt, as well as antibacterial tea tree oil to purify.
Finding a balance between Action and Being is important during this season. Allow yourself time to rest, to invigorate your energy, and to find clarity and stillness.
- Dry skin brushing to shed dry skin, opening pores and stimulating cleansing energy flow.
- Invigorating full body massage with purifying and oxygenating essential oils of eucalyptus, spearmint, and lemongrass.
- Cooling and clarifying facial with cucumber, aloe, yogurt and tea tree to remove impurities and brighten and soothe skin.
- Includes a detoxifying tea and a dry skin brush to take home.