Summer Attunement

Not sure about you, but sunshine, warm weather and longer days fill us with unending energy! It makes sense of course, because according to Traditional Chinese Medicine this is the most 'yang' time of the year, meaning an expression of energy, movement and activity.

This time of year generally calls for lighter, seasonal produce, an upgrade to your skincare routine and rituals that extend your energy so you don't miss out on any of this beautiful season.

So today, we're sharing some of our favourite tips to sustain these months of long nights and turned up temperatures.

Be Radiant

DIY Rituals for Summer Skincare

If space heater season left your skin dry and flaky, you’ll want to boost moisture and start rehabbing now. With months of beach time and delicious sunshine sprinting our way, we’re indulging in some of our favourite all-natural rituals to encourage a smooth, glowy, summer ready complexion.

Potent Potion // Botanical Duo

Setting your skin up for radiance with our favourite botanical duo - because although both our Nourishing Facial Oil Moisturizer hydrate and nourish skin on their own, combining them together for an indulgent facial massage has quickly become one of our personal favourite beauty rituals for soft, smooth, summer ready skin.

Potent Potion // Fresh Face Exfoliant

You may have heard that exfoliating is one of the key steps to achieving radiant skin, but do you actually know why this weekly ritual is important? As we age, the rate of skin cell turnover slows, meaning the body takes longer to shed old skin cells and generate new ones. Combined with a decrease in the production of collagen (a protein crucial to skin's firmness + elasticity) skin ends up looking dull, dry and in need of some serious attention.

Be Nourished

Skin Food // Vegan Rose + Pistachio Ice Cream

One of our all time favourite ingredients for the skin, rose contains potent anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm and cool inflamed complexions, while encouraging skin cell renewal and moisture. Now, we're taking this theme to the table! With summer right around the corner, this year we're planning to beat the heat with a scoop or two of our favourite (vegan!) rose + pistachio ice cream.

A Sustainable Summer Picnic

With one of our favourite seasons quickly coming to an end, we never miss a chance to connect with nature and spend time outdoors. With this in mind, we’ve put together a quick guide for creating the ultimate sustainable summer picnic so you can take advantage of the last long, lazy days of summer in style.

3 Refreshing Tea Infusions for Summer

The beautiful, balmy days of summer are finally here and we’re embracing the season in all its glory. From fresh, raw foods to hours spent exploring the wonders of nature - it’s a season that signifies spontaneity, freedom and fun. Summer is a time to express gratitude and connect with Mother Nature - so today, we’re sharing a few of our favourite herbal tea infusions to refresh and revitalize.

Be Well

Brain Food // Summer Reads

To us, one of the best parts of summer is ditching the screens, and heading outside to enjoy the sun and sand with the type of book you just can't put down. Because even if you devour books year-round, there’s something special about summer reading. The only real challenge seems to be figuring out which new releases are worth your valuable leisure time! To help inspire your summer rituals, we rounded up some of our favourites along with a few new ones we can't wait to get our hands on.

Summer Travel Inspo

With summer finally here, and our Instagram feeds filling up with beautiful photos from exotic locales, our wanderlust is REAL. From the vibrant markets of Morocco to the lush islands of Portugal, we’re lusting after adventuresoul food and cultural inspiration. So today, we’re sharing our summer travel wish-list from 2018. What's on your list this year?

5 Easy Rituals for Vibrant Energy

Summer is finally around the corner, and if you’re like us you can’t wait to take advantage of long summer days, longer nights and all of the outdoor activities that go along with it. Hello hiking, ocean lounging, beach picnics, BBQs, and nights spent around the fire. But how do we make sure we have enough energy to take advantage of the beautiful days that are sure to come. Today, we’re sharing 5 easy rituals to invite in vibrant energy as we transition into the new season.

Wishing you a summer full of adventure.

Woodlot xo