Energy & blood circulation with Hoba Oil
1 minute - every day if you can before shower, grab a dry exfoliting mitt, and with C-shaped motions quickly massage your legs from toes up (don't forget inner thights), arms and torso, always moving towards the heart - this drybrushing routine will increase blood circulation, boost energy and help sloath dead skin cells
2 minutes - shower (while you are in the shower, warm up the back of the neck to get the stagmant lympth to drain, massage face with upward gentle motions and parts of the body where lymph nodes are to keep the blood going
2 minutes - pat slightly if you are dripping wet, but don't dry your skin completely. Add a few drops of Hoba oil and massage with gentle circular motions towards the heart from face, to arms, to toes
This shower drybrushing and oil nourishing for your skin is developed by Michelle, a beautiful busy Mom, and our client, and a 20-year veteran of clean beauty and owner of @browdenver.
Easy tone and detox masque with Argil
Start your shower!
While water is warming up, grab your mixing bowl, pour 1-2 tsps of Argil green clay into it
Add a few drops of warm water from the tap to get smooth, slightly runny and creamy consistency - this takes about 5 seconds
Splash some water on your face and apply green clay mixture to face, brows, in around nostrils and neck / decolette area
Shower as usual, and rinse your green clay masque last
When you get out, do not dry your face, leave it slightly wet and apply a drop of Hoba on face and neck and whatever is left on your hands and run through your hair - your are cleansed, primed, moisturized, and conditioned!
This is my personal ritual and it literally can be done all under 5 minutes. The steam from the shower helps open up pores and gets Argil green clay to work as if it is in a fancy spa! ~ Hugs, Kate
Healthy, hydrated skin with Geran
Use Geran before using any oil. If you are using Hoba, after shower massage a few drops of Geran into skin and then add Hoba to seal the moisture
You can use Geran instead of water with Argil green clay facial masque. Not necessary but you absolutely can. But if you use the same mixture now for areas of skin where some more loving is needed, where some cells got stagnant and might have some cellulite, massage the mixture into skin. Or just massage Geran into skin without clay. Both help promote blood circulation.
Geran is great for reducing skin redness after shaving or after peels and other med spa procedures. It is gentle and calming for skin.
Some of our customers report great results using Geran on their legs to reduce appearance of broken capillaries.
And if you need coffee (who does not), add a spoon of geranium water to your French press, Turkish Coffee or any coffee you are making. You might have a new favorite coffee recipe!
Pro Tips for Best Use
Use Geran as your toner and to freshen up your skin throughout the day. And when you are irritated and those hormones are making a mess out of your head and skin - geranium water is known to calm both skin and senses. Some aromatherapy?
When using Hoba as a cleanser - apply to skin dampened with water or toner (Roseau), work with your hands or a fresh washcloth. Always use oils on slightly wet, warm skin - you will use much less product and effect will be so much better.
When using Argil green clay masque, avoid applying it to sensitive areas under eyes and avoid direct contact with eyes. If any redness occurs, don't worry, it is clay doing its thing - bringing blood closer to the skin surface. This redness will go away on its own in minutes. It is not an allergic reaction.