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  • / May 2020 marks 15 years since the death of one of the most important social change activists of our times: legendary @greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter, who pioneered the ecology movement as a spiritual journey towards wholeness, believed that "humanity won't endure a slow evolution of awareness", and started a global revolution we all need to join for many generations to come.
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So today, I invite you to let your children skip online schooling or drag them away from their inane tik tok rabbit hole, read Bob's story together instead. Tell them that he’s come back to earth as @gretathunberg, and that "In Nature, nothing exists alone." /
Link to his colourful biography in bio. x
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Iwami Reika, 'Flowing Waters of May', 1976
#bobhunter #greenpeace #wholisticluxury
  • / May 2020 marks 15 years since the death of one of the most important social change activists of our times: legendary @greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter, who pioneered the ecology movement as a spiritual journey towards wholeness, believed that "humanity won't endure a slow evolution of awareness", and started a global revolution we all need to join for many generations to come.
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    So today, I invite you to let your children skip online schooling or drag them away from their inane tik tok rabbit hole, read Bob's story together instead. Tell them that he’s come back to earth as @gretathunberg, and that "In Nature, nothing exists alone." /
    Link to his colourful biography in bio. x
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    Iwami Reika, 'Flowing Waters of May', 1976
    #bobhunter #greenpeace #wholisticluxury

  •  75  8  22 May, 2020
  • / Last week, someone told me VELVET SOLE LIP BALM saved her life, and it made me so happy, I totally forgot to ask for her name...
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Besides protecting, moisturising, exfoliating, plumping and glossing, this lip balm packs medicinal super powers: my cold sores are gone within 2 days, chapped lips are soothed overnight, and cheilitis – painful inflammation of the lips (especially the corners of the lips) – heals up quickly.
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Ingredients: Sun-infused extracts of Calendula flower, Papaya peel, Vanilla Bean, Frankincense resin and Myrrh resin in Olive oil, Papaya Seed Oil, Beeswax, Himalayan Crystal Salt, 24k Gold, and a micro dose of Frankincense + Myrrh Essence. All biodynamic, organic and wildcrafted from pristine locations by ourselves or people we know, love and trust.
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Please recycle the jar once you've used up your balm. I use them for seed storage, as the UV light filtering Miron jars will keep seeds viable for decades. In times like these, you might as well start a seed bank to pass on to your children. More useful than handbags, dare I say it;-) X Johanna
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#velvetsole #naturalmedicine #naturalskincare #naturallipbalm #wholisticluxury
  • / Last week, someone told me VELVET SOLE LIP BALM saved her life, and it made me so happy, I totally forgot to ask for her name...
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    Besides protecting, moisturising, exfoliating, plumping and glossing, this lip balm packs medicinal super powers: my cold sores are gone within 2 days, chapped lips are soothed overnight, and cheilitis – painful inflammation of the lips (especially the corners of the lips) – heals up quickly.
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    Ingredients: Sun-infused extracts of Calendula flower, Papaya peel, Vanilla Bean, Frankincense resin and Myrrh resin in Olive oil, Papaya Seed Oil, Beeswax, Himalayan Crystal Salt, 24k Gold, and a micro dose of Frankincense + Myrrh Essence. All biodynamic, organic and wildcrafted from pristine locations by ourselves or people we know, love and trust.
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    Please recycle the jar once you've used up your balm. I use them for seed storage, as the UV light filtering Miron jars will keep seeds viable for decades. In times like these, you might as well start a seed bank to pass on to your children. More useful than handbags, dare I say it;-) X Johanna
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    #velvetsole #naturalmedicine #naturalskincare #naturallipbalm #wholisticluxury

  •  181  36  11 May, 2020
  • / “I have a friend who describes this time he was lost on a mountain and he was so cold and so lost and so stressed out. Then he was sitting against the rocks in the wind and all of a sudden, he plateaued, thinking, “Wait a second, I’m cold but I don’t care. I’m lost but I also don’t care. What’s going to last longer, me or the storm?” And he was just sitting there feeling borderline invincible, sitting there like a wolf with glowing eyes. You get to a realisation that you are all powerful and then you realise you can take it back and apply it to everything else in life. The jungle immediately reveals who’s soft, who’s worried, who’s neurotic. Someone might be saying “We were meant to leave by two o’clock, the boat should be here by now” – but you know it’s the Amazon, for all we know that boat has sunk. Start building a raft motherfucker.” ~@paulrosolie
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Link to the full @vollebak interview with Paul Rosolie in bio. Such an epic, timely and perspective shifting read. Just what we need right now to straighten our spines, trust our intuition, navigate the info jungle and stay light, free + alive. X
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‘Sun Tunnels’ Nancy Holt, Utah 1973-1976.
#freedom #nancyholt #wholisticluxury
  • / “I have a friend who describes this time he was lost on a mountain and he was so cold and so lost and so stressed out. Then he was sitting against the rocks in the wind and all of a sudden, he plateaued, thinking, “Wait a second, I’m cold but I don’t care. I’m lost but I also don’t care. What’s going to last longer, me or the storm?” And he was just sitting there feeling borderline invincible, sitting there like a wolf with glowing eyes. You get to a realisation that you are all powerful and then you realise you can take it back and apply it to everything else in life. The jungle immediately reveals who’s soft, who’s worried, who’s neurotic. Someone might be saying “We were meant to leave by two o’clock, the boat should be here by now” – but you know it’s the Amazon, for all we know that boat has sunk. Start building a raft motherfucker.” ~@paulrosolie
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    Link to the full @vollebak interview with Paul Rosolie in bio. Such an epic, timely and perspective shifting read. Just what we need right now to straighten our spines, trust our intuition, navigate the info jungle and stay light, free + alive. X
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    ‘Sun Tunnels’ Nancy Holt, Utah 1973-1976.
    #freedom #nancyholt #wholisticluxury

  •  75  1  8 May, 2020
  • / Stray May Day bits of the divine – from a book that moved us both to tears and made me renew my vow to save, protect and defend Nature: 'The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World' by Andrea Wulf.
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History, Spirituality, Art, and Natural Science have never sung + danced together like they do in this epic tale of the visionary German naturalist and explorer. Happy May Day x
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#alexandervonhumboldt #theinventionofnature #mayday #wholisticluxury
  • / Stray May Day bits of the divine – from a book that moved us both to tears and made me renew my vow to save, protect and defend Nature: 'The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World' by Andrea Wulf.
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    History, Spirituality, Art, and Natural Science have never sung + danced together like they do in this epic tale of the visionary German naturalist and explorer. Happy May Day x
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    #alexandervonhumboldt #theinventionofnature #mayday #wholisticluxury

  •  60  6  1 May, 2020
  • / “In the sphere of natural science let us remember that we have always to deal with an insoluble problem. Let us prove keen and honest in attending to anything which is in any way brought to our notice, most of all when it does not fit in with our previous ideas. For it is only thereby that we perceive the problem, which does indeed lie in nature, but still more in man.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1906).
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Keep minds open, hearts peaceful, and spirits free my friends. Hazy early morning light to you all from Kangaroo Valley. X
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#freedom #goethe #wholisticluxury
  • / “In the sphere of natural science let us remember that we have always to deal with an insoluble problem. Let us prove keen and honest in attending to anything which is in any way brought to our notice, most of all when it does not fit in with our previous ideas. For it is only thereby that we perceive the problem, which does indeed lie in nature, but still more in man.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1906).
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    Keep minds open, hearts peaceful, and spirits free my friends. Hazy early morning light to you all from Kangaroo Valley. X
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    #freedom #goethe #wholisticluxury

  •  100  2  27 April, 2020
  • / FAMILY DIY APOTHECARY
Time to break out my traditional German folk potion for a naturally active cough syrup. Cold-infused on your kitchen bench, with ingredients you don’t have to hunt for: Onions, Salt, Honey (or use raw sugar instead for a vegan option).
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Stuff 2 chopped onion in a glass jar, sprinkle with a pinch of Himalayan crystal salt, and cover with 3-4 generous table spoons of raw honey (or raw sugar). Don’t worry if the honey seems firm, the salt and sugar will make the onions weep out plenty of liquid. Infuse for 24 - 36 hrs at room temperature, shake the jar every now and then. Strain the gathered liquid into a jar, store in the fridge, take one teaspoon twice daily until symptoms ease. Even the fussy teenager sort of likes it.
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I’ve added fresh thyme, star anis, juniper berries, fennel seeds and my flu season hero ‘old mans beard’ (Usnea), a stretchy lichen I foraged in our forest, with immense benefits for the respiratory system —  but if all you have is honey, salt and onions that’s perfectly powerful.
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If you do add lichen, only harvest from pristine, remote areas away from toxic emission. Old mans beard absorbs and metabolizes air pollutants.
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Do your own research and add the herbs that speak to you most, feel safe, and are easily available to you. Love to hear what you’d add!
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Made with @malfroys_wild_honey 
#germanfolkremedies #diycoughsyrup #naturalcoughsyrup #usnea #oldmansbeard #familyapothecary #diyapothecary #wholisticluxury
  • / FAMILY DIY APOTHECARY
    Time to break out my traditional German folk potion for a naturally active cough syrup. Cold-infused on your kitchen bench, with ingredients you don’t have to hunt for: Onions, Salt, Honey (or use raw sugar instead for a vegan option).
    /
    Stuff 2 chopped onion in a glass jar, sprinkle with a pinch of Himalayan crystal salt, and cover with 3-4 generous table spoons of raw honey (or raw sugar). Don’t worry if the honey seems firm, the salt and sugar will make the onions weep out plenty of liquid. Infuse for 24 - 36 hrs at room temperature, shake the jar every now and then. Strain the gathered liquid into a jar, store in the fridge, take one teaspoon twice daily until symptoms ease. Even the fussy teenager sort of likes it.
    /
    I’ve added fresh thyme, star anis, juniper berries, fennel seeds and my flu season hero ‘old mans beard’ (Usnea), a stretchy lichen I foraged in our forest, with immense benefits for the respiratory system — but if all you have is honey, salt and onions that’s perfectly powerful.
    /
    If you do add lichen, only harvest from pristine, remote areas away from toxic emission. Old mans beard absorbs and metabolizes air pollutants.
    /
    Do your own research and add the herbs that speak to you most, feel safe, and are easily available to you. Love to hear what you’d add!
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    Made with @malfroys_wild_honey
    #germanfolkremedies #diycoughsyrup #naturalcoughsyrup #usnea #oldmansbeard #familyapothecary #diyapothecary #wholisticluxury

  •  158  27  16 March, 2020
  • / "Trust your heart, it is a good heart, and knows the right thing to do. Go ahead — don’t stop, and if you fall, tricked or tripped by others, or by yourself even, get up and don’t turn back. Many times you will laugh and many times you will weep, but always you will laugh and weep together. You will never have a moment of time in your life to be mean or petty or small. Those things will be beneath you — too small for the soaring grace of your spirit — too insignificant to come into the line of your vision.” ~William Saroyan, A Mother’s Speech in 'The Human Comedy'
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Light all your lights, be kind, graceful, caring and sharing. x Johanna
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'Dare alla Luce' by Canadian artist Amy Friend @amyquerin
#williamsaroyan #thehumancomedy #gesichtskreis #wholisticluxury
  • / "Trust your heart, it is a good heart, and knows the right thing to do. Go ahead — don’t stop, and if you fall, tricked or tripped by others, or by yourself even, get up and don’t turn back. Many times you will laugh and many times you will weep, but always you will laugh and weep together. You will never have a moment of time in your life to be mean or petty or small. Those things will be beneath you — too small for the soaring grace of your spirit — too insignificant to come into the line of your vision.” ~William Saroyan, A Mother’s Speech in 'The Human Comedy'
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    Light all your lights, be kind, graceful, caring and sharing. x Johanna
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    'Dare alla Luce' by Canadian artist Amy Friend @amyquerin
    #williamsaroyan #thehumancomedy #gesichtskreis #wholisticluxury

  •  133  17  15 March, 2020
  • / VIRGO FULL MOON MANTRA: UNRAVEL THE SYSTEMS
Not to disrespect order obsessed virgo vibes, but today I dare you to take your eyes off plans and spread sheets, and follow the intricate weavings of your heart into the disorder of creation and chaos of connected life. We're spirited humans, not desiring machines.
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'Entopic Graphomania' Dolfi Trost, 1945.
#fullmoonmantra #virgofullmoon #dolfitrost #wholisticluxury
  • / VIRGO FULL MOON MANTRA: UNRAVEL THE SYSTEMS
    Not to disrespect order obsessed virgo vibes, but today I dare you to take your eyes off plans and spread sheets, and follow the intricate weavings of your heart into the disorder of creation and chaos of connected life. We're spirited humans, not desiring machines.
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    'Entopic Graphomania' Dolfi Trost, 1945.
    #fullmoonmantra #virgofullmoon #dolfitrost #wholisticluxury

  •  44  1  9 March, 2020
  • Rescuing leftover — or byproduct — that would otherwise be thrown out, and giving it a new life as a rockstar skincare ingredient, is one of my favourite things.
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These are the Primitivo grapes, maybe better known as Zinfandel, which we made into natural wine last year. After fermentation, I’ve saved all the leftover skins, seeds, stems and lees to use in our skincare.
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It’s a thoroughly rewarding, full cycle process, one that brings us together with such cool like minded people, and somehow it feels like we’re contributing a tiny little bit to bringing balance and harmony back to Earth.
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#primitivo #zinfandel #resveratrol #biodynamic #wholisticluxury
  • Rescuing leftover — or byproduct — that would otherwise be thrown out, and giving it a new life as a rockstar skincare ingredient, is one of my favourite things.
    /
    These are the Primitivo grapes, maybe better known as Zinfandel, which we made into natural wine last year. After fermentation, I’ve saved all the leftover skins, seeds, stems and lees to use in our skincare.
    /
    It’s a thoroughly rewarding, full cycle process, one that brings us together with such cool like minded people, and somehow it feels like we’re contributing a tiny little bit to bringing balance and harmony back to Earth.
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    #primitivo #zinfandel #resveratrol #biodynamic #wholisticluxury

  •  46  0  9 March, 2020
  • For those of you needing a break from corona media hysterics, I’ve posted an @ft_weekend story on how global warming impacts the strongest current in the world: the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, a beating heart at the core of all global circulation that pumps life through the seas.
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Because I believe we have responsibilities beyond stockpiling toilet paper. Link in bio. Love to hear your thoughts. X
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‘Half a mile from the south pole’ by Christopher Michel @smithsonianmagazine #antarcticcircumpolarcurrent
#antarctica #wholisticluxury
  • For those of you needing a break from corona media hysterics, I’ve posted an @ft_weekend story on how global warming impacts the strongest current in the world: the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, a beating heart at the core of all global circulation that pumps life through the seas.
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    Because I believe we have responsibilities beyond stockpiling toilet paper. Link in bio. Love to hear your thoughts. X
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    ‘Half a mile from the south pole’ by Christopher Michel @smithsonianmagazine #antarcticcircumpolarcurrent
    #antarctica #wholisticluxury

  •  77  0  8 March, 2020
  • "The naked earth is my radius.  Each tropical hour has moved west, ordaining me into the quiet  witness to warm brown ground, swinging me to sleep." ~Jayanta Mahapatra 'Living', Waiting (1979), p. 50
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Rudolf Koppitz, 'In the Womb of Nature', 1925
#nakedearth #nature #jayantamahapatra #rudolfkoppitz #wholisticluxury
  • "The naked earth is my radius. Each tropical hour has moved west, ordaining me into the quiet witness to warm brown ground, swinging me to sleep." ~Jayanta Mahapatra 'Living', Waiting (1979), p. 50
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    Rudolf Koppitz, 'In the Womb of Nature', 1925
    #nakedearth #nature  #jayantamahapatra #rudolfkoppitz #wholisticluxury

  •  69  2  3 March, 2020
  • / IMPLOSION SPIRAL TOROID BY ESCHER (1898-1972)
The torus is the fundamental form of balanced energy flow found in all sustainable systems. It's primal nature has gripped me of late, and  I thought it might be interesting and maybe soul soothing for you to ponder with me, how all that seems fragmented is, in fact, one whole. Strap yourself in, it's a bit hippie – what do you expect...
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The Toros energy field It exist around everything: people, plants, animals, earth, sun, planets, universes. It's the creator, keeper and taker of all life. In the words of pioneering researcher Arthur Young: "The self in a toroidal Universe can be both separate and connected with everything else.”
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Toroidal fields are essentially magnetic energy fields. For instance: The Sun is surrounded by a  large toroidal field — the heliosphere — which is embedded inside a vastly larger toroidal field encompassing the Milky Way galaxy, which again sits within the energy field of a larger universe I have no name for. Earth, with it's own toroidal field sits within the Sun's energy field. Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, eco systems, plants, animals, etc all show torus flow dynamics and are influenced by – and influence –each other. And on it goes inward into the ecosystems and organs of our bodies, the cells they’re made of, and the molecules, atoms and sub-atomic particles they are made of.
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There is a seamlessly dynamic exchange of energy and information occurring throughout the entire cosmos. It is like gazilions of Super Marios skipping up and down from level to level, every component constantly balancing and calibrating it's energy flow And yet there is only one whole energy flow occurring throughout the entirety of it. This is what physicist David Bohm calls the 'Undivided Wholeness in Flowing Movement'.
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We all move together, even when we think we’re not. One. Whole.
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#wholisticluxury
  • / IMPLOSION SPIRAL TOROID BY ESCHER (1898-1972)
    The torus is the fundamental form of balanced energy flow found in all sustainable systems. It's primal nature has gripped me of late, and  I thought it might be interesting and maybe soul soothing for you to ponder with me, how all that seems fragmented is, in fact, one whole. Strap yourself in, it's a bit hippie – what do you expect...
    /
    The Toros energy field It exist around everything: people, plants, animals, earth, sun, planets, universes. It's the creator, keeper and taker of all life. In the words of pioneering researcher Arthur Young: "The self in a toroidal Universe can be both separate and connected with everything else.”
    /
    Toroidal fields are essentially magnetic energy fields. For instance: The Sun is surrounded by a  large toroidal field — the heliosphere — which is embedded inside a vastly larger toroidal field encompassing the Milky Way galaxy, which again sits within the energy field of a larger universe I have no name for. Earth, with it's own toroidal field sits within the Sun's energy field. Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, eco systems, plants, animals, etc all show torus flow dynamics and are influenced by – and influence –each other. And on it goes inward into the ecosystems and organs of our bodies, the cells they’re made of, and the molecules, atoms and sub-atomic particles they are made of.
    /
    There is a seamlessly dynamic exchange of energy and information occurring throughout the entire cosmos. It is like gazilions of Super Marios skipping up and down from level to level, every component constantly balancing and calibrating it's energy flow And yet there is only one whole energy flow occurring throughout the entirety of it. This is what physicist David Bohm calls the 'Undivided Wholeness in Flowing Movement'.
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    We all move together, even when we think we’re not. One. Whole.
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    #wholisticluxury

  •  36  0  20 December, 2019
  • / POSTCARD FROM THE SYDNEY SMOKE HOUSE:
As I was holding my breath over coffee this morning, trying to take miserably small gulps of air, Christo laughed and said nothing could stop him to breathe  deeply and take it all in – even the dirt and grit of it all...
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So on this exceptionally gloomy smoke-haze day, I'd like to share one of Christo's breathing mantras from 'THE WAY OF QIGONG – The Art And Science Of Chinese Energy Healing' by Kenneth S. Cohen:
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No matter the circumstances, look for the six qualities of your breath and remember the millions of people who live in smog 365 days of the year:
• Is it SLOW (Man)
• Is it LONG (Chang)
• Is it DEEP (Shen)
• Is it FINE (Xi)
• Is it EVEN (Jun)
• Is it TRANQUIL (Jing)
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#thewayofqigong #sixqualitiesofthebreath #wholisticluxury
  • / POSTCARD FROM THE SYDNEY SMOKE HOUSE:
    As I was holding my breath over coffee this morning, trying to take miserably small gulps of air, Christo laughed and said nothing could stop him to breathe  deeply and take it all in – even the dirt and grit of it all...
    /
    So on this exceptionally gloomy smoke-haze day, I'd like to share one of Christo's breathing mantras from 'THE WAY OF QIGONG – The Art And Science Of Chinese Energy Healing' by Kenneth S. Cohen:
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    No matter the circumstances, look for the six qualities of your breath and remember the millions of people who live in smog 365 days of the year:
    • Is it SLOW (Man)
    • Is it LONG (Chang)
    • Is it DEEP (Shen)
    • Is it FINE (Xi)
    • Is it EVEN (Jun)
    • Is it TRANQUIL (Jing)
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    #thewayofqigong #sixqualitiesofthebreath #wholisticluxury

  •  77  2  10 December, 2019
  • / “You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.” ~Edgar Mitchell, Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, 6th human being to walk on the Moon.
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Moonlight dancing through our palm trees.
#fullmoonlanding #moonlanding capricornfullmoon #fullmooneclipse #wholisticluxury
  • / “You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.” ~Edgar Mitchell, Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, 6th human being to walk on the Moon.
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    Moonlight dancing through our palm trees.
    #fullmoonlanding #moonlanding capricornfullmoon #fullmooneclipse #wholisticluxury

  •  63  7  18 July, 2019
  • / SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON STORY: THE RITUALIST
We finally got around to introducing our interview series with the beautiful people we work with, who support us, and who inspire us. It always takes a while for stories to start interweaving and layering, but they do so eventually, making our life richer and better for it. We wanted to shine the light onto the people who help us do what we do, and show you how and why our ethos and stars are aligned
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One such story is that of our Byron Bay exclusive stockist @shackpalace. Although, 'stockist' does not do this place justice. 'Temple of Bespoke Objects' perhaps? You get my drift, it's special alright, and we're beyond blessed to be sitting on those holy dark wood shelves, handpicked by founder and owner Samara Macchia herself, the high priestess of daily rituals and soulful objects.
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Our interview with Samara is a beautiful Monday read, I hope will inspire you all to take more little moments each day ritualising routines and chores. Lighting a candle might be as close to prayer as a lot of us will ever get these days.
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Up on our blog now, link is in bio, enjoy!
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#shackpalacerituals #samaramacchia #interview #wholisticluxury
  • / SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON STORY: THE RITUALIST
    We finally got around to introducing our interview series with the beautiful people we work with, who support us, and who inspire us. It always takes a while for stories to start interweaving and layering, but they do so eventually, making our life richer and better for it. We wanted to shine the light onto the people who help us do what we do, and show you how and why our ethos and stars are aligned
    /
    One such story is that of our Byron Bay exclusive stockist @shackpalace. Although, 'stockist' does not do this place justice. 'Temple of Bespoke Objects' perhaps? You get my drift, it's special alright, and we're beyond blessed to be sitting on those holy dark wood shelves, handpicked by founder and owner Samara Macchia herself, the high priestess of daily rituals and soulful objects.
    /
    Our interview with Samara is a beautiful Monday read, I hope will inspire you all to take more little moments each day ritualising routines and chores. Lighting a candle might be as close to prayer as a lot of us will ever get these days.
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    Up on our blog now, link is in bio, enjoy!
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    #shackpalacerituals #samaramacchia #interview #wholisticluxury

  •  101  11  17 June, 2019
  • Hey there, As I’ve taken full charge of the @lepaar insta show, Christo will wield his scepter in the @nokingempire from now on.
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He IS the Original No King. The quiet visionary magician behind the scenes, and it’s time for him to shine his sunny light on this side of our Whole.
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It’ll be Christo‘s journey, and I can’t wait to indulge in his rich tapestry and wondrous musings. Don’t expect much hose talk - there’s only so much one can say about gardenhoses, let’s face it.
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Stay or go as you please, and if you miss me, I’m just a click over at @lepaar showing you my side of Whole. Be nice to him my friends! Johanna x
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#wholisticluxury #noking #christo
  • Hey there, As I’ve taken full charge of the @lepaar insta show, Christo will wield his scepter in the @nokingempire from now on.

    He IS the Original No King. The quiet visionary magician behind the scenes, and it’s time for him to shine his sunny light on this side of our Whole.

    It’ll be Christo‘s journey, and I can’t wait to indulge in his rich tapestry and wondrous musings. Don’t expect much hose talk - there’s only so much one can say about gardenhoses, let’s face it.

    Stay or go as you please, and if you miss me, I’m just a click over at @lepaar showing you my side of Whole. Be nice to him my friends! Johanna x

    #wholisticluxury #noking #christo

  •  28  3  11 June, 2019
  • / ENTER THE FULL MOON WOMAN
Rise with this Saturday's full Moon in badass Scorpio – woman or man, moonwalker or daydreamer, we'll all be sucker-punched by it's extroverted, tough love, Amazonian 'F@#k You' energy, that may feel a little hardcore, restless and excessive.
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What to do? Since we're all born with only two middle fingers, consider purging and purifying through art and creation. If it's your thing, hold a smoky quartz crystal to stay connected with Mother Earth, release the onslaught of negative energy, and help heal surfacing traumas, anxiety, and overcoming addiction.
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Creation with a side of hell raising, perhaps. Whichever way, call on your primal feminine powers for protection, 'it will never fail' x
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#scorpiofullmoonrising #fullmoonrising #fullmoonwoman #primalmother #laotzu #tao #taoteching #wholisticluxury
  • / ENTER THE FULL MOON WOMAN
    Rise with this Saturday's full Moon in badass Scorpio – woman or man, moonwalker or daydreamer, we'll all be sucker-punched by it's extroverted, tough love, Amazonian '[email protected] #k You' energy, that may feel a little hardcore, restless and excessive.
    /
    What to do? Since we're all born with only two middle fingers, consider purging and purifying through art and creation. If it's your thing, hold a smoky quartz crystal to stay connected with Mother Earth, release the onslaught of negative energy, and help heal surfacing traumas, anxiety, and overcoming addiction.
    /
    Creation with a side of hell raising, perhaps. Whichever way, call on your primal feminine powers for protection, 'it will never fail' x
    _____________
    #scorpiofullmoonrising #fullmoonrising #fullmoonwoman #primalmother #laotzu #tao #taoteching #wholisticluxury

  •  45  1  16 May, 2019
  • / “that stone Buddha deserves all the 
birdshit it gets
I wave my skinny arms like a tall 
flower in the wind”
~ Ikkyu 'Crow with No Mouth'
/
Zen master Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) was a Japanese monk-poet-calligrapher-musician who celebrated erotic love and attained satori (Enlightenment) upon hearing a crow call. Appointed headmaster at Daitokuji, the great temple in Kyoto, he lasted nine days before denouncing the rampant hypocrisy among the monks. He invited them to look for him in the sake parlors of the Pleasure Quarters.
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'Rysunki (Drawing) 661' by 笹本 正明 @masaakisasamoto
#Ikkyu #Ikkyusjun #zen #theprinciplesofzen #hackerszen #satori #wholisticluxury
  • / “that stone Buddha deserves all the 
    birdshit it gets
    I wave my skinny arms like a tall 
    flower in the wind”
    ~ Ikkyu 'Crow with No Mouth'
    /
    Zen master Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) was a Japanese monk-poet-calligrapher-musician who celebrated erotic love and attained satori (Enlightenment) upon hearing a crow call. Appointed headmaster at Daitokuji, the great temple in Kyoto, he lasted nine days before denouncing the rampant hypocrisy among the monks. He invited them to look for him in the sake parlors of the Pleasure Quarters.
    _______
    'Rysunki (Drawing) 661' by 笹本 正明 @masaakisasamoto
    #Ikkyu #Ikkyusjun #zen #theprinciplesofzen #hackerszen #satori #wholisticluxury

  •  76  2  2 May, 2019
  • / End-of-the-world road trip back to Sydney through thick clouds of Eucalypt smoke, and with mercurial air conditioning. Arrived thoroughly smoke-cleansed, teary-eyed and husky-voiced. Guess we should listen to the news every now and then, because that sure was a day to stay in the Valley and breathe pristine Mountain air. On the upside, all orders have been shipped, please excuse the double holiday delay. x
____
#burnoff #M5 #wholisticluxury
  • / End-of-the-world road trip back to Sydney through thick clouds of Eucalypt smoke, and with mercurial air conditioning. Arrived thoroughly smoke-cleansed, teary-eyed and husky-voiced. Guess we should listen to the news every now and then, because that sure was a day to stay in the Valley and breathe pristine Mountain air. On the upside, all orders have been shipped, please excuse the double holiday delay. x
    ____
    #burnoff #M5 #wholisticluxury

  •  46  1  29 April, 2019
  • / WE ALL COME FROM THE SAME PLACE
Last day of a 2 week country holiday in our beloved Kangaroo Valley. Christo installed the roof trusses on our new workshop - thanks to @meccacoffee and Dino; I painted the whole exterior of the house the softest mushroom rose I call 'Steiner Pink' using donated leftover Porters lime wash; Sienna the teenager learned how to make pizza, lasagne and chocolate pear cake; and we had near zero screen time (yeah, us - not the teenager).
/
I also harvested all the fat green tomatoes that decided to sow themselves in the patch we sprinkled my friend Vivi's @rawsisterhood ashes last year with Ekke @i.am.alive.in.syd, and made a kick-arse green tomato chutney to celebrate her birthday yesterday. Viva la Vida beautiful girl - you’re in my heart, my thoughts, and my chutney.✌️
________
Yamamoto Masao 'A box of ku-1
#wholisticluxury
_________
  • / WE ALL COME FROM THE SAME PLACE
    Last day of a 2 week country holiday in our beloved Kangaroo Valley. Christo installed the roof trusses on our new workshop - thanks to @meccacoffee and Dino; I painted the whole exterior of the house the softest mushroom rose I call 'Steiner Pink' using donated leftover Porters lime wash; Sienna the teenager learned how to make pizza, lasagne and chocolate pear cake; and we had near zero screen time (yeah, us - not the teenager).
    /
    I also harvested all the fat green tomatoes that decided to sow themselves in the patch we sprinkled my friend Vivi's @rawsisterhood ashes last year with Ekke @i.am.alive.in.syd, and made a kick-arse green tomato chutney to celebrate her birthday yesterday. Viva la Vida beautiful girl - you’re in my heart, my thoughts, and my chutney.✌️
    ________
    Yamamoto Masao 'A box of ku-1
    #wholisticluxury
    _________

  •  66  5  28 April, 2019
  • / "If you don't have a sword in your nature, you can't hold your line" ~Christo
/
Epic wax sealing session today with this little stamp made for us by @kustomhaus Melbourne, and the world's best vinyl-free but ultra flammable sealing wax crafted by Herbin Paris. The whole place is fragrant with the scent of pine resin and warm beeswax, and I did not singe my eyebrows, or anything else in the studio.
________
#waxseal #ancientwisdom #zen #wholisticluxury
  • / "If you don't have a sword in your nature, you can't hold your line" ~Christo
    /
    Epic wax sealing session today with this little stamp made for us by @kustomhaus Melbourne, and the world's best vinyl-free but ultra flammable sealing wax crafted by Herbin Paris. The whole place is fragrant with the scent of pine resin and warm beeswax, and I did not singe my eyebrows, or anything else in the studio.
    ________
    #waxseal #ancientwisdom #zen #wholisticluxury

  •  79  3  23 April, 2019
  • / ALL THAT REMAINS
Beautiful hand inked prints by Bryan Nash Gill, using remnants of tree stumps to create large scale records of trees that have been felled.
/
Today was such a soft, meandering Full Moon day – @openobjects.co came down to dig for clay in the river beds and held an impromptu workshop with @i.am.alive.in.syd's girls and my daughter, Christo got stuck into building the workshop, I painted the new deck and fluffed around an enormous amount of time with flower pots and baskets, then we started making green tomato chutney. And now, dinner's on the open fire, we've opened a bottle of natural wine and are catching the last light slithering down the escarpment and vanishing in the gumtrees. I'll remember this beautiful day in our little corner of this vast world, with so much gratitude. xxx
/
#librafullmoon #fullmoonday #wholisticluxury
  • / ALL THAT REMAINS
    Beautiful hand inked prints by Bryan Nash Gill, using remnants of tree stumps to create large scale records of trees that have been felled.
    /
    Today was such a soft, meandering Full Moon day – @openobjects.co came down to dig for clay in the river beds and held an impromptu workshop with @i.am.alive.in.syd's girls and my daughter, Christo got stuck into building the workshop, I painted the new deck and fluffed around an enormous amount of time with flower pots and baskets, then we started making green tomato chutney. And now, dinner's on the open fire, we've opened a bottle of natural wine and are catching the last light slithering down the escarpment and vanishing in the gumtrees. I'll remember this beautiful day in our little corner of this vast world, with so much gratitude. xxx
    /
    #librafullmoon #fullmoonday #wholisticluxury

  •  71  2  19 April, 2019
  • / Look what I found busting through the cracks of the Bondi Road foot path!
/
Smokey licorice scented Immortelle, or Helichrysum, the sleeping giant of Mediterranean herbal medicine. The name Helichrysum (from the Greek helios = sun and krysos = gold) pays tribute to the bright yellow flower heads, which are remarkably persistent in the dried plant.
/
These little gems look different to the Helichrysum Italicum we're growing in Kangaroo Valley for my ZEN MATCHA CASHMERE. Maybe they're another one of the 500 odd family members of the genus, or maybe they're just degenerated by city pollutants and glyphosate spraying, which our local council still thinks is a legit thing to do.
/
But there's change about people, and, as usual, it's coming from the community. Check out @myorganicschool for details on anti-herbicide activism, and a current motion lodged with Waverley Council.
/
#immortelle #helichrysum #nolyphosate #nomonsanto #noroundup #wholisticluxury
  • / Look what I found busting through the cracks of the Bondi Road foot path!
    /
    Smokey licorice scented Immortelle, or Helichrysum, the sleeping giant of Mediterranean herbal medicine. The name Helichrysum (from the Greek helios = sun and krysos = gold) pays tribute to the bright yellow flower heads, which are remarkably persistent in the dried plant.
    /
    These little gems look different to the Helichrysum Italicum we're growing in Kangaroo Valley for my ZEN MATCHA CASHMERE. Maybe they're another one of the 500 odd family members of the genus, or maybe they're just degenerated by city pollutants and glyphosate spraying, which our local council still thinks is a legit thing to do.
    /
    But there's change about people, and, as usual, it's coming from the community. Check out @myorganicschool for details on anti-herbicide activism, and a current motion lodged with Waverley Council.
    /
    #immortelle #helichrysum #nolyphosate #nomonsanto #noroundup #wholisticluxury

  •  62  10  6 March, 2019
  • / ZEN: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT. On Pisces New Moon, day dreaming, soul searching, aimless wandering and idleness is what we need.
/
... Said the woman who ordered her dreamy wanderlustig Pisces man Christo home from @ode.bar last night to be in top form for sewing a massive stash of packaging this morning.
/
Alas, I ended up stitching them anyway cause I didn’t have the heart to wake him up... 💫😉
/
Image via @mvmt
/
#takeyourownmedicine #zen #piscesnewmoon #thejoyofmissingout #wholisticluxury #wholisticluxuryskincare
  • / ZEN: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT. On Pisces New Moon, day dreaming, soul searching, aimless wandering and idleness is what we need.
    /
    ... Said the woman who ordered her dreamy wanderlustig Pisces man Christo home from @ode.bar last night to be in top form for sewing a massive stash of packaging this morning.
    /
    Alas, I ended up stitching them anyway cause I didn’t have the heart to wake him up... 💫😉
    /
    Image via @mvmt
    /
    #takeyourownmedicine #zen #piscesnewmoon #thejoyofmissingout #wholisticluxury #wholisticluxuryskincare

  •  60  0  5 March, 2019
  • | treatment love |

K U N D A L I N I

Soothing. Restorative. Profound. 
Ideal for emotionally exhausted souls, this nurturing experience has an extraordinarily restorative effect on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. 
Ancient massage techniques, resonate oils, warm flower & himalayan salt poultices and sound healing release energy from the base of the spine. 
Tension is lifted, negativity released and the body is brought back into an amazing state of awareness, bliss and balance.

Soothe and uplift your soul! call 330.705.4105 to book yours.  #wholisticluxury #ilaspa #ila #yoga #ancienthealing #spa
  • | treatment love |

    K U N D A L I N I

    Soothing. Restorative. Profound.
    Ideal for emotionally exhausted souls, this nurturing experience has an extraordinarily restorative effect on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
    Ancient massage techniques, resonate oils, warm flower & himalayan salt poultices and sound healing release energy from the base of the spine.
    Tension is lifted, negativity released and the body is brought back into an amazing state of awareness, bliss and balance.

    Soothe and uplift your soul! call 330.705.4105 to book yours. #wholisticluxury #ilaspa #ila #yoga #ancienthealing #spa

  •  66  6  10 February, 2019
  • /"The ocean is the life support system for the planet, providing 50% of the oxygen we breathe and regulating climate. The ocean is also the pump that allows us to have fresh water. It is the driving force, along with the sun, of the global circulation system that transports water from the land to the sea to the atmosphere and back to the land again"~Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson
/
According to ecologists in Nova Scotia, the U.K., the U.S., Sweden and Panama, the oceans will die in 2048, when all salt water fish will be extinct. Do we really have the luxury to choose anymore?
/
Gregory Colbert - Ashes and Snow
_
#wholisticluxury
  • /"The ocean is the life support system for the planet, providing 50% of the oxygen we breathe and regulating climate. The ocean is also the pump that allows us to have fresh water. It is the driving force, along with the sun, of the global circulation system that transports water from the land to the sea to the atmosphere and back to the land again"~Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson
    /
    According to ecologists in Nova Scotia, the U.K., the U.S., Sweden and Panama, the oceans will die in 2048, when all salt water fish will be extinct. Do we really have the luxury to choose anymore?
    /
    Gregory Colbert - Ashes and Snow
    _
    #wholisticluxury

  •  65  2  26 January, 2019
  • “Do not look too far for you will see nothing.” ~Dejan Stojanovic 'The Sun Watches the Sun'.
/
There's a deliciously dangerous life outside the 5 year plan! ☀️
/
Gold eye ornament from Tanis, San el-Hagar, Egypt
_
#livealittle #beinthepresent #lifeisnow #wholisticluxury
  • “Do not look too far for you will see nothing.” ~Dejan Stojanovic 'The Sun Watches the Sun'.
    /
    There's a deliciously dangerous life outside the 5 year plan! ☀️
    /
    Gold eye ornament from Tanis, San el-Hagar, Egypt
    _
    #livealittle #beinthepresent #lifeisnow #wholisticluxury

  •  44  0  10 January, 2019
  • Last year, Christo and I made the decision to only use wax seals on our jars because the flat surface of the lids allows us to use plastic and vinyl free sealing wax, you know, the old school pine resin kind, the one that breaks and cracks, like any good seal should when you bend it.
/
Wax seals have popped up a lot in packaging over the last years, and manufacturers have brought the bendable plastic 'wax' (is it actually still wax?) to the market so products can be shipped around the world without breaking the seals. But anyone who has ever dripped vinyl containing wax knows how toxic the fumes are and how weirdly rubbery and lacklustre the plastic seals are, compared to the exceptional quality, glossy and lustrous resin wax made in Paris by J. Herbin since 1670.
/
Oh yes, it is so much messier! You can't use one of those handy glue guns, so it's a slower process, and quite often the resin catches fire and the studio almost burns down. But hey, I'd much rather inhale space cleansing pine resin smoke and singe my eyelashes once in a while  than contribute to the single use plastic pile.
/
#pineresin #sealingwax #plasticfree #wholisticluxury
  • Last year, Christo and I made the decision to only use wax seals on our jars because the flat surface of the lids allows us to use plastic and vinyl free sealing wax, you know, the old school pine resin kind, the one that breaks and cracks, like any good seal should when you bend it.
    /
    Wax seals have popped up a lot in packaging over the last years, and manufacturers have brought the bendable plastic 'wax' (is it actually still wax?) to the market so products can be shipped around the world without breaking the seals. But anyone who has ever dripped vinyl containing wax knows how toxic the fumes are and how weirdly rubbery and lacklustre the plastic seals are, compared to the exceptional quality, glossy and lustrous resin wax made in Paris by J. Herbin since 1670.
    /
    Oh yes, it is so much messier! You can't use one of those handy glue guns, so it's a slower process, and quite often the resin catches fire and the studio almost burns down. But hey, I'd much rather inhale space cleansing pine resin smoke and singe my eyelashes once in a while  than contribute to the single use plastic pile.
    /
    #pineresin #sealingwax #plasticfree #wholisticluxury

  •  131  25  9 January, 2019
  • UN . MASK
Turns out all I needed to finish the formula for my ENZYMATIC HONEY MASKS was my mum to come visit from Germany. 
_
Being middle aged, with skin slowly venturing towards the 'mature' realm, I am no big fan of clays or charcoal on my face. I find them incredibly drying and my skin feels taught in a very uncomfortable way, and depleted of all it's naturally protecting oils. I want deep hydration with my mask, a feeling of lasting softness, intense comfort and that heavenly 'AH, LUXURY' sensation. Not a mask that dries hard on my face and flakes off, but a Spa-at-home indulgence.
_
So with the help of my alchemist mum, who taught me so much and inspired my wholistic skincare journey, I tweaked the formula to contain not only the best and purest wild raw honey of Australia, but also a fraction of the beeswax, my beloved oil extracts, medicinal raw plant powders, AND a magical potion I made called Sole. Sole is a completely sterile Himalayan crystal salt and water solution, a powerhouse of vital trace minerals that help our body transport nutrients, ensure speedy cell regeneration, balance fluid and sebum, and support hundreds of biological functions. It gives slip and that luxuriously velvet, gel-like texture to our masks and is a fantastic acne and breakout treatment.
_
Labels are arriving next week, sign up to our luxe list to be notified when the masks will be up on our website.
_
Image: Mask pendant carved from pure 24 karat gold by artisans of the Baoulé tribe in Côte d'Ivoire, 1850–1865.
_
#honeymask #sole #solesolution #baoulé #goldmask #rawhoneymask #enzymatichoneymask #wholisticluxury
  • UN . MASK
    Turns out all I needed to finish the formula for my ENZYMATIC HONEY MASKS was my mum to come visit from Germany. 
    _
    Being middle aged, with skin slowly venturing towards the 'mature' realm, I am no big fan of clays or charcoal on my face. I find them incredibly drying and my skin feels taught in a very uncomfortable way, and depleted of all it's naturally protecting oils. I want deep hydration with my mask, a feeling of lasting softness, intense comfort and that heavenly 'AH, LUXURY' sensation. Not a mask that dries hard on my face and flakes off, but a Spa-at-home indulgence.
    _
    So with the help of my alchemist mum, who taught me so much and inspired my wholistic skincare journey, I tweaked the formula to contain not only the best and purest wild raw honey of Australia, but also a fraction of the beeswax, my beloved oil extracts, medicinal raw plant powders, AND a magical potion I made called Sole. Sole is a completely sterile Himalayan crystal salt and water solution, a powerhouse of vital trace minerals that help our body transport nutrients, ensure speedy cell regeneration, balance fluid and sebum, and support hundreds of biological functions. It gives slip and that luxuriously velvet, gel-like texture to our masks and is a fantastic acne and breakout treatment.
    _
    Labels are arriving next week, sign up to our luxe list to be notified when the masks will be up on our website.
    _
    Image: Mask pendant carved from pure 24 karat gold by artisans of the Baoulé tribe in Côte d'Ivoire, 1850–1865.
    _
    #honeymask #sole #solesolution #baoulé #goldmask #rawhoneymask #enzymatichoneymask #wholisticluxury

  •  85  15  8 December, 2018
  • NEW MOON . RITUAL
30% on silver-sealed night compositions, on for the next 24hrs while the Moon is hiding. Check our website for details + use code NEWMOONRITUAL at checkout. 
_
Hustle aside - I am so very much feeling the emptying out today. Out of breath, out of energy, out of ideas. I've been intensely focused (or so I thought), balancing that sea-saw slide of small business, motherhood, love, work, chasing thoughts, getting stuck, dismantling, repairing, starting again... You know what I'm talking about. Forgive me, I am having a true Thank Fuck it's Friday moment. That, too, is wholistic luxury;-) Love you all, thanks for still being here, even though I haven't had the space to give you much lately. x Johanna
_
#TFIF #newmoon #newmoonritual #newmoonrelease #sagittariusnewmoon #wholisticluxury
  • NEW MOON . RITUAL
    30% on silver-sealed night compositions, on for the next 24hrs while the Moon is hiding. Check our website for details + use code NEWMOONRITUAL at checkout. 
    _
    Hustle aside - I am so very much feeling the emptying out today. Out of breath, out of energy, out of ideas. I've been intensely focused (or so I thought), balancing that sea-saw slide of small business, motherhood, love, work, chasing thoughts, getting stuck, dismantling, repairing, starting again... You know what I'm talking about. Forgive me, I am having a true Thank Fuck it's Friday moment. That, too, is wholistic luxury;-) Love you all, thanks for still being here, even though I haven't had the space to give you much lately. x Johanna
    _
    #TFIF #newmoon #newmoonritual #newmoonrelease #sagittariusnewmoon #wholisticluxury

  •  77  2  7 December, 2018
  • “You are aware of only one unrest;
Oh, never learn to know the other!
Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast,
And one is striving to forsake its brother.
Unto the world in grossly loving zest,
With clinging tendrils, one adheres;
The other rises forcibly in quest
Of rarefied ancestral spheres.
If there be spirits in the air
That hold their sway between the earth and sky,
Descend out of the golden vapors there
And sweep me into iridescent life.
Oh, came a magic cloak into my hands
To carry me to distant lands,
I should not trade it for the choicest gown,
Nor for the cloak and garments of the crown.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part
_
#geminimoonmantra #duality #geminifullmoonrising #geminimoon #gemini #faust #wholisticluxury
  • “You are aware of only one unrest;
    Oh, never learn to know the other!
    Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast,
    And one is striving to forsake its brother.
    Unto the world in grossly loving zest,
    With clinging tendrils, one adheres;
    The other rises forcibly in quest
    Of rarefied ancestral spheres.
    If there be spirits in the air
    That hold their sway between the earth and sky,
    Descend out of the golden vapors there
    And sweep me into iridescent life.
    Oh, came a magic cloak into my hands
    To carry me to distant lands,
    I should not trade it for the choicest gown,
    Nor for the cloak and garments of the crown.”
    ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part
    _
    #geminimoonmantra #duality #geminifullmoonrising #geminimoon #gemini #faust #wholisticluxury

  •  35  1  22 November, 2018
  • WISE TRAVELLER . SET
Too early to talk Xmas presents? 
_
PRECIOUS FACE ELIXIR, SACRED TRINITY ANOINTMENT SERUM (so very Xmas), and VELVET LIP BALM. Packaged in a recycled linen-paper wrapped box with hand-applied gold wax seal. 
_
We've gone a bit next level on the eco aspect of our packaging recently by ditching the vinyl containing wax seal on our bottles for recycled paper labels. We had a LOT of emails begging us to please bring the seal back, and I was totally prepared to let these fall on deaf ears and suffer the consequences (AKA less sales), until I unearthed THIS sealing wax made with real pine resin and ground limestone, by La Societe Herbin, Maitre Cirier a Paris, since 1670. It's very hard and somewhat brittle, so won't wrap around our elixir and serum bottles, but it's perfect for gracing the lids of our balms. It also costs a bomb and takes me so much longer to drip on, but it's a joy to do and the beautiful pine fragrance of the resin imbues the studio and brings back memories of childhood pen pal letter writing. Hope you'll love. X Johanna
_
#skincaretravelset #skintravelset #pineresin #recycledpackaging #xmaspresent #wholisticluxury
  • WISE TRAVELLER . SET
    Too early to talk Xmas presents? 
    _
    PRECIOUS FACE ELIXIR, SACRED TRINITY ANOINTMENT SERUM (so very Xmas), and VELVET LIP BALM. Packaged in a recycled linen-paper wrapped box with hand-applied gold wax seal. 
    _
    We've gone a bit next level on the eco aspect of our packaging recently by ditching the vinyl containing wax seal on our bottles for recycled paper labels. We had a LOT of emails begging us to please bring the seal back, and I was totally prepared to let these fall on deaf ears and suffer the consequences (AKA less sales), until I unearthed THIS sealing wax made with real pine resin and ground limestone, by La Societe Herbin, Maitre Cirier a Paris, since 1670. It's very hard and somewhat brittle, so won't wrap around our elixir and serum bottles, but it's perfect for gracing the lids of our balms. It also costs a bomb and takes me so much longer to drip on, but it's a joy to do and the beautiful pine fragrance of the resin imbues the studio and brings back memories of childhood pen pal letter writing. Hope you'll love. X Johanna
    _
    #skincaretravelset #skintravelset #pineresin #recycledpackaging #xmaspresent #wholisticluxury

  •  75  12  16 November, 2018
  • Soma ~ Nectar ~ Elixir

The Soma Yoga Ritual Kit 
Lunar inspired Yoga and Sacred Self Care for Women

A project from my heart, created as an offering for women, conceived of to be passed on from sister to sister, mother to daughter... A portal into my realm, my practises, synthesised into ten beautiful cards and accompanied by a handcrafted oil, elixir, tisane and chalice.

More details in bio xx

#lunarlove #wholisticluxury #mooncrafted #soma #yoga #somayoga #ritual #madeinswitzerland #madewithlove #ritualkit #yogini #mooncycle #moonsisters
  • Soma ~ Nectar ~ Elixir

    The Soma Yoga Ritual Kit
    Lunar inspired Yoga and Sacred Self Care for Women

    A project from my heart, created as an offering for women, conceived of to be passed on from sister to sister, mother to daughter... A portal into my realm, my practises, synthesised into ten beautiful cards and accompanied by a handcrafted oil, elixir, tisane and chalice.

    More details in bio xx

    #lunarlove #wholisticluxury #mooncrafted #soma #yoga #somayoga #ritual #madeinswitzerland #madewithlove #ritualkit #yogini #mooncycle #moonsisters

  •  26  0  8 November, 2018
  • NEW MOON . RITUAL
To soften that Scorpio sting, I’m gifting one of these little votive candles today only, with all orders over $100.
_
Wildcrafted beeswax, biodynamic olive oil, sun-infused frankincense and myrrh resin extract, and vanilla extract. Not a single drop of essential oil or soy wax, which greatly diminish the natural air purifying properties of beeswax, and add to our sensory overload, I find. These subtly fragranced candles are beautiful to burn while meditating, even better next to your computer while you work.
_
I’ve gilded the lids with my 22 karat gold leaf Sun, so they’ll look gorgeous even after the flame’s extinguished. 50ml burns for 8-9 hours. 
_
While stock lasts.
_
#beeswaxcandle #wholisticluxury
  • NEW MOON . RITUAL
    To soften that Scorpio sting, I’m gifting one of these little votive candles today only, with all orders over $100.
    _
    Wildcrafted beeswax, biodynamic olive oil, sun-infused frankincense and myrrh resin extract, and vanilla extract. Not a single drop of essential oil or soy wax, which greatly diminish the natural air purifying properties of beeswax, and add to our sensory overload, I find. These subtly fragranced candles are beautiful to burn while meditating, even better next to your computer while you work.
    _
    I’ve gilded the lids with my 22 karat gold leaf Sun, so they’ll look gorgeous even after the flame’s extinguished. 50ml burns for 8-9 hours.
    _
    While stock lasts.
    _
    #beeswaxcandle #wholisticluxury

  •  142  4  7 November, 2018
  • GOLD . LEAFING
Leafing 22 karat Gold Suns on biophotonic water bottles for @beckerminty.
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Decades ago, my mum fell in love with Russia, a little university town 250km out of Moscow called 'Suzdal' in particular. We spend almost every holiday there, I learnt to speak fluid Russian, and smuggled jeans, western music CDs, marlboros and discmen into the country for our friends. Later, after school, I spend a dreamy semester at the prestigious Suzdal art school, driving tourists around in horse carts, drinking acorn coffee, brewing DIY beer from foraged hops, and I also learned to restore and gold leaf intricate religious icons. 
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I eventually gave up on the tiny one-hair-brushes, plus I saw myself more as a big stroke artist then, but I still love the lustre of Gold, love working with the impossibly thin leaf, every single on still hand beaten today, because machine just would rip the delicate texture to shreds. I love how the gold size (glue) needs to cure for 3+ days, how true gold leaf never looses it's shimmer. 
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#epireofthesun #biophotonicwaterbottles #biophotonicglass #biophotonic #goldleaf #gilding #wholisticluxury #wholisticluxuryskincare
  • GOLD . LEAFING
    Leafing 22 karat Gold Suns on biophotonic water bottles for @beckerminty.
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    Decades ago, my mum fell in love with Russia, a little university town 250km out of Moscow called 'Suzdal' in particular. We spend almost every holiday there, I learnt to speak fluid Russian, and smuggled jeans, western music CDs, marlboros and discmen into the country for our friends. Later, after school, I spend a dreamy semester at the prestigious Suzdal art school, driving tourists around in horse carts, drinking acorn coffee, brewing DIY beer from foraged hops, and I also learned to restore and gold leaf intricate religious icons. 
    _
    I eventually gave up on the tiny one-hair-brushes, plus I saw myself more as a big stroke artist then, but I still love the lustre of Gold, love working with the impossibly thin leaf, every single on still hand beaten today, because machine just would rip the delicate texture to shreds. I love how the gold size (glue) needs to cure for 3+ days, how true gold leaf never looses it's shimmer. 
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    #epireofthesun #biophotonicwaterbottles #biophotonicglass #biophotonic #goldleaf #gilding #wholisticluxury #wholisticluxuryskincare

  •  66  1  2 November, 2018
  • SOUND OF . HALLOWEEN
My soundtrack recommendation for facing your ancestors, ghosts, angels and demons today: 'Transmigration Of The Magus' by John Zorn, featuring Bill Frisell and John Medeski.
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Created to help the passing of Zorn’s dear friend Lou Reed through the bardo realms and released on the one year anniversary of his passing, A memorial tribute to one of Zorn’s musical mentors and one of his most touching and emotional projects—truly music of the angels. Hi Papa, I love you. x Johanna
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#halloweensoundtrack #transmigrationofthemagus #homagetothedead #johnzorn #loureed #halloween #wholisticluxury
  • SOUND OF . HALLOWEEN
    My soundtrack recommendation for facing your ancestors, ghosts, angels and demons today: 'Transmigration Of The Magus' by John Zorn, featuring Bill Frisell and John Medeski.
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    Created to help the passing of Zorn’s dear friend Lou Reed through the bardo realms and released on the one year anniversary of his passing, A memorial tribute to one of Zorn’s musical mentors and one of his most touching and emotional projects—truly music of the angels. Hi Papa, I love you. x Johanna
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    #halloweensoundtrack #transmigrationofthemagus #homagetothedead #johnzorn #loureed #halloween #wholisticluxury

  •  56  0  30 October, 2018
  • Soma Yoga Ritual Kit

A limited edition ritual kit with all you need to align your yoga and self care practices with the cycle of the Moon.

Designed to be integrated with ease into even the busiest lifestyle, each practise is around twenty minutes long and is accessible to all levels of yoga experience.

Featuring ten gorgeous cards, a body oil, gem elixir and porcelain and silver chalice, this ritual kit is a divine and wholistic tool conceived to accompany you through the cycles of life with greater ease and a deep sense of the sacred. 
Made with love and reverence in Switzerland.

240CHF 
Each kit sold before November 31st comes with a free 30ml spray vibrational essence! 
DM me orders and see link in bio for more info xxx

#soma
#ritual
#selfcare
#selflove
#yoga
#yogini
#madewithlove
#wholisticluxury
#hathapuja
#embodiedritual
  • Soma Yoga Ritual Kit

    A limited edition ritual kit with all you need to align your yoga and self care practices with the cycle of the Moon.

    Designed to be integrated with ease into even the busiest lifestyle, each practise is around twenty minutes long and is accessible to all levels of yoga experience.

    Featuring ten gorgeous cards, a body oil, gem elixir and porcelain and silver chalice, this ritual kit is a divine and wholistic tool conceived to accompany you through the cycles of life with greater ease and a deep sense of the sacred.
    Made with love and reverence in Switzerland.

    240CHF
    Each kit sold before November 31st comes with a free 30ml spray vibrational essence!
    DM me orders and see link in bio for more info xxx

    #soma
    #ritual
    #selfcare
    #selflove
    #yoga
    #yogini
    #madewithlove
    #wholisticluxury
    #hathapuja
    #embodiedritual

  •  26  0  26 October, 2018
  • BACK . HOME
Excuse the pause everyone, we slipped off the grid for a sweet moment of riding through the South California mountains, deserts and plains. We just got back to Australia - hearts full, bags empty - so all orders will ship this week. Thanks for allowing us a much needed recharge💫
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Once we‘ve recalibrated ourselves, I’ll post a little travel story on our blog, as we’ve discovered some off beat gems we’d love to share.
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#gowestyoungman #peterdoig #california #southcalifornia #wholisticluxury
  • BACK . HOME
    Excuse the pause everyone, we slipped off the grid for a sweet moment of riding through the South California mountains, deserts and plains. We just got back to Australia - hearts full, bags empty - so all orders will ship this week. Thanks for allowing us a much needed recharge💫
    _
    Once we‘ve recalibrated ourselves, I’ll post a little travel story on our blog, as we’ve discovered some off beat gems we’d love to share.
    _
    #gowestyoungman #peterdoig #california #southcalifornia #wholisticluxury

  •  41  0  22 October, 2018
  • MORNING . SUN
Waking up to the glorious mountains surrounding Ojai. This magic place sends all my heart strings quivering with awe, joy and gratitude. LA - you’re a charismatic stunner, but you took my breath away, literally. Here, I have air, and space, and Nature. And soft, unchlorinated shower water, which my skin just loves. Welcome home for 3 days☀️☀️☀️
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Staying at the serene @ojaivalleyinn 
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#ojai #ojaivalleyinn #ojaivalleyinnandspa #wholisticluxury
  • MORNING . SUN
    Waking up to the glorious mountains surrounding Ojai. This magic place sends all my heart strings quivering with awe, joy and gratitude. LA - you’re a charismatic stunner, but you took my breath away, literally. Here, I have air, and space, and Nature. And soft, unchlorinated shower water, which my skin just loves. Welcome home for 3 days☀️☀️☀️
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    Staying at the serene @ojaivalleyinn
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    #ojai #ojaivalleyinn #ojaivalleyinnandspa #wholisticluxury

  •  63  3  17 October, 2018

Top #wholisticluxury Posts

  • / Last week, someone told me VELVET SOLE LIP BALM saved her life, and it made me so happy, I totally forgot to ask for her name...
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Besides protecting, moisturising, exfoliating, plumping and glossing, this lip balm packs medicinal super powers: my cold sores are gone within 2 days, chapped lips are soothed overnight, and cheilitis – painful inflammation of the lips (especially the corners of the lips) – heals up quickly.
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Ingredients: Sun-infused extracts of Calendula flower, Papaya peel, Vanilla Bean, Frankincense resin and Myrrh resin in Olive oil, Papaya Seed Oil, Beeswax, Himalayan Crystal Salt, 24k Gold, and a micro dose of Frankincense + Myrrh Essence. All biodynamic, organic and wildcrafted from pristine locations by ourselves or people we know, love and trust.
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Please recycle the jar once you've used up your balm. I use them for seed storage, as the UV light filtering Miron jars will keep seeds viable for decades. In times like these, you might as well start a seed bank to pass on to your children. More useful than handbags, dare I say it;-) X Johanna
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#velvetsole #naturalmedicine #naturalskincare #naturallipbalm #wholisticluxury
  • / Last week, someone told me VELVET SOLE LIP BALM saved her life, and it made me so happy, I totally forgot to ask for her name...
    /
    Besides protecting, moisturising, exfoliating, plumping and glossing, this lip balm packs medicinal super powers: my cold sores are gone within 2 days, chapped lips are soothed overnight, and cheilitis – painful inflammation of the lips (especially the corners of the lips) – heals up quickly.
    /
    Ingredients: Sun-infused extracts of Calendula flower, Papaya peel, Vanilla Bean, Frankincense resin and Myrrh resin in Olive oil, Papaya Seed Oil, Beeswax, Himalayan Crystal Salt, 24k Gold, and a micro dose of Frankincense + Myrrh Essence. All biodynamic, organic and wildcrafted from pristine locations by ourselves or people we know, love and trust.
    /
    Please recycle the jar once you've used up your balm. I use them for seed storage, as the UV light filtering Miron jars will keep seeds viable for decades. In times like these, you might as well start a seed bank to pass on to your children. More useful than handbags, dare I say it;-) X Johanna
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    #velvetsole #naturalmedicine #naturalskincare #naturallipbalm #wholisticluxury

  •  181  36  11 May, 2020
  • #Repost @lepaar
・・・
EMPIRE OF THE SUN.
24k SKIN compositions are a wholesome symphony of naturally fragrant and powerfully bio-activate ingredients that harmonise with both female and male skin. Loaded with age-proofing antioxidants and super-charged with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to boost collagen, erase lines, fade melasma and heal + prevent stretch marks.
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Sun-infused, wholistic luxury skincare for wise women + men • See the range in store and online at #beckerminty
  • #Repost @lepaar
    ・・・
    EMPIRE OF THE SUN.
    24k SKIN compositions are a wholesome symphony of naturally fragrant and powerfully bio-activate ingredients that harmonise with both female and male skin. Loaded with age-proofing antioxidants and super-charged with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to boost collagen, erase lines, fade melasma and heal + prevent stretch marks.
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    Sun-infused, wholistic luxury skincare for wise women + men • See the range in store and online at #beckerminty

  •  79  2  5 June, 2017
  • / "Trust your heart, it is a good heart, and knows the right thing to do. Go ahead — don’t stop, and if you fall, tricked or tripped by others, or by yourself even, get up and don’t turn back. Many times you will laugh and many times you will weep, but always you will laugh and weep together. You will never have a moment of time in your life to be mean or petty or small. Those things will be beneath you — too small for the soaring grace of your spirit — too insignificant to come into the line of your vision.” ~William Saroyan, A Mother’s Speech in 'The Human Comedy'
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Light all your lights, be kind, graceful, caring and sharing. x Johanna
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'Dare alla Luce' by Canadian artist Amy Friend @amyquerin
#williamsaroyan #thehumancomedy #gesichtskreis #wholisticluxury
  • / "Trust your heart, it is a good heart, and knows the right thing to do. Go ahead — don’t stop, and if you fall, tricked or tripped by others, or by yourself even, get up and don’t turn back. Many times you will laugh and many times you will weep, but always you will laugh and weep together. You will never have a moment of time in your life to be mean or petty or small. Those things will be beneath you — too small for the soaring grace of your spirit — too insignificant to come into the line of your vision.” ~William Saroyan, A Mother’s Speech in 'The Human Comedy'
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    Light all your lights, be kind, graceful, caring and sharing. x Johanna
    ______________________
    'Dare alla Luce' by Canadian artist Amy Friend @amyquerin
    #williamsaroyan #thehumancomedy #gesichtskreis #wholisticluxury

  •  133  17  15 March, 2020
  • / “In the sphere of natural science let us remember that we have always to deal with an insoluble problem. Let us prove keen and honest in attending to anything which is in any way brought to our notice, most of all when it does not fit in with our previous ideas. For it is only thereby that we perceive the problem, which does indeed lie in nature, but still more in man.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1906).
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Keep minds open, hearts peaceful, and spirits free my friends. Hazy early morning light to you all from Kangaroo Valley. X
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#freedom #goethe #wholisticluxury
  • / “In the sphere of natural science let us remember that we have always to deal with an insoluble problem. Let us prove keen and honest in attending to anything which is in any way brought to our notice, most of all when it does not fit in with our previous ideas. For it is only thereby that we perceive the problem, which does indeed lie in nature, but still more in man.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1906).
    /
    Keep minds open, hearts peaceful, and spirits free my friends. Hazy early morning light to you all from Kangaroo Valley. X
    _________________
    #freedom #goethe #wholisticluxury

  •  100  2  27 April, 2020
  • LUMINOUS . BEAUTY BALM
A powerful yet gently active medicinal balm. Composed to lock in moisture, regulate sebum production, calm irritated skin and interact with our PRECIOUS FACE OIL for those who love their layering. I used this balm all Antepodean winter, for extra protection and am still using it now coming into Summer for day-long hydration.
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The fragrance of this composition I thought is quite noteworthy: Soft honey with a Summer meadow herbaceous note and resinous, earthy undertones. A hint of soothing Chamomile dancing with complex Rose, accentuated by grounding Vanilla, heavenly Saffron and vibrant, I-can't-describe-this-but-I-know-it Seabuckthorn, weighted with spicy Cumin and Carrot, lifted with luminous, smokey tones of Frankincense and Myrrh. While the Prickly Pear does have a very distinctive Vanilla/Smokey wood nose so characteristic of top quality Cactus oils, it does not carry through in the formula. Same with the Raspberry, it has a very familiar Raspberry scent to it, but  in the composition it strengthens the Rose rather, which is from the same botanical family.
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I will be posting scent profiles of all our compositions on our website this week to give you all the deepest insight and most illustrated picture possible.
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LUMINOUS BEAUTY BALM ingredients profile is up on our blog now. Link in bio.
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SKIN BY @LEPAAR
#lepaar #lepaarskin #luminousbeautybalm #luminousbeauty #beautybalm #medicinalskinbalm #fragrance #madewithlight #wholisticluxuryskincare
  • LUMINOUS . BEAUTY BALM
    A powerful yet gently active medicinal balm. Composed to lock in moisture, regulate sebum production, calm irritated skin and interact with our PRECIOUS FACE OIL for those who love their layering. I used this balm all Antepodean winter, for extra protection and am still using it now coming into Summer for day-long hydration.
    _
    The fragrance of this composition I thought is quite noteworthy: Soft honey with a Summer meadow herbaceous note and resinous, earthy undertones. A hint of soothing Chamomile dancing with complex Rose, accentuated by grounding Vanilla, heavenly Saffron and vibrant, I-can't-describe-this-but-I-know-it Seabuckthorn, weighted with spicy Cumin and Carrot, lifted with luminous, smokey tones of Frankincense and Myrrh. While the Prickly Pear does have a very distinctive Vanilla/Smokey wood nose so characteristic of top quality Cactus oils, it does not carry through in the formula. Same with the Raspberry, it has a very familiar Raspberry scent to it, but in the composition it strengthens the Rose rather, which is from the same botanical family.
    _
    I will be posting scent profiles of all our compositions on our website this week to give you all the deepest insight and most illustrated picture possible.
    _
    LUMINOUS BEAUTY BALM ingredients profile is up on our blog now. Link in bio.
    _
    SKIN BY @LEPAAR
    #lepaar #lepaarskin #luminousbeautybalm #luminousbeauty #beautybalm #medicinalskinbalm #fragrance #madewithlight #wholisticluxuryskincare

  •  172  30  28 November, 2017
  • “I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.” ~#AnaïsNin
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Thank you all for the epic turn out for our Solstice Give Away, you are the loveliest and I am blessed to have you follow our meanderings! 
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I am drawing the winner the old fashioned way today: over lazy whale watching lunch at @feliciepaoli's cliff top palace, writing down every name on a piece of paper, throwing them in a bowl and blind-picking three. Here's to the charm of good fortune!
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#GiovanniGastel 'Untitled (Metamorfosi)'
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SKIN @LEPAAR
#transformation #Metamorfosi #verwandlung #gestalt #transcendence #metamorphosis #madamebutterfly #transform #transformationskincare #wholisticluxuryskincare
  • “I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.” ~ #AnaïsNin
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    Thank you all for the epic turn out for our Solstice Give Away, you are the loveliest and I am blessed to have you follow our meanderings! 
    _
    I am drawing the winner the old fashioned way today: over lazy whale watching lunch at @feliciepaoli's cliff top palace, writing down every name on a piece of paper, throwing them in a bowl and blind-picking three. Here's to the charm of good fortune!
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    #GiovanniGastel 'Untitled (Metamorfosi)'
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    SKIN @LEPAAR
    #transformation #Metamorfosi #verwandlung #gestalt #transcendence #metamorphosis #madamebutterfly #transform #transformationskincare #wholisticluxuryskincare

  •  154  10  24 June, 2018
  • / VIRGO FULL MOON MANTRA: UNRAVEL THE SYSTEMS
Not to disrespect order obsessed virgo vibes, but today I dare you to take your eyes off plans and spread sheets, and follow the intricate weavings of your heart into the disorder of creation and chaos of connected life. We're spirited humans, not desiring machines.
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'Entopic Graphomania' Dolfi Trost, 1945.
#fullmoonmantra #virgofullmoon #dolfitrost #wholisticluxury
  • / VIRGO FULL MOON MANTRA: UNRAVEL THE SYSTEMS
    Not to disrespect order obsessed virgo vibes, but today I dare you to take your eyes off plans and spread sheets, and follow the intricate weavings of your heart into the disorder of creation and chaos of connected life. We're spirited humans, not desiring machines.
    ____________________________
    'Entopic Graphomania' Dolfi Trost, 1945.
    #fullmoonmantra #virgofullmoon #dolfitrost #wholisticluxury

  •  44  1  9 March, 2020
  • / May 2020 marks 15 years since the death of one of the most important social change activists of our times: legendary @greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter, who pioneered the ecology movement as a spiritual journey towards wholeness, believed that "humanity won't endure a slow evolution of awareness", and started a global revolution we all need to join for many generations to come.
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So today, I invite you to let your children skip online schooling or drag them away from their inane tik tok rabbit hole, read Bob's story together instead. Tell them that he’s come back to earth as @gretathunberg, and that "In Nature, nothing exists alone." /
Link to his colourful biography in bio. x
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Iwami Reika, 'Flowing Waters of May', 1976
#bobhunter #greenpeace #wholisticluxury
  • / May 2020 marks 15 years since the death of one of the most important social change activists of our times: legendary @greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter, who pioneered the ecology movement as a spiritual journey towards wholeness, believed that "humanity won't endure a slow evolution of awareness", and started a global revolution we all need to join for many generations to come.
    /
    So today, I invite you to let your children skip online schooling or drag them away from their inane tik tok rabbit hole, read Bob's story together instead. Tell them that he’s come back to earth as @gretathunberg, and that "In Nature, nothing exists alone." /
    Link to his colourful biography in bio. x
    __________________
    Iwami Reika, 'Flowing Waters of May', 1976
    #bobhunter #greenpeace #wholisticluxury

  •  75  8  22 May, 2020