As we continually adjust to a “new” normal found in quarantine, the conversation has ought to shift towards how we can cultivate healthy habits for our minds. Having personal time and space away from those in your home to center yourself may be difficult to find now. I want to share a way I have been practicing mindfulness and “checking in” with myself, even for just ten minutes a day.
When is the last time you’ve sat down and allowed for your mind to just wander? For many of us this can seem like a nightmare, as our minds are often flooded with nonsense and daily tasks. Have you ever considered just letting yourself daydream and ponder whatever comes to mind? Set yourself up in your favorite room of the house or special corner in the backyard . Put aside all distractions and let your mind unleash any and all of its thoughts. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to witness the amount of creativity and realization that can come from this short amount of time. I’ve incorporated this practice into my routine and have noticed a great boost in my overall creativity and clarity.
We prioritize carving out time for our everyday to-do’s and even to spend time with others, but let us not forget how fulfilling and necessary it is to check in with ourselves. Caring for your mental health is no daunting task. We can incorporate simple and meaningful practices into our routines that cultivate healthy habits and refresh the soul.
One of my favorite seasons has returned - which means my signature spring scents have also returned to the website! This year, we made fresh soap batches of the classic Rosemary Lemon, Lemongrass Mint, and Peppermint Lime. All of which are refreshing, clean, and reminiscent of spring mornings with blooming flowers and the sweet breeze that comes with them. Today on the blog, we're highlight what makes each of these soaps so special!
It's just about the time to celebrate the special moms in your life - and we have another list of nourishing body care favorites and artisan gifts! Whether you're a new or not-so-new-mom, mother figure to someone, missing your mom, or are trying to become a mother - these gifts are guaranteed to uplift and put a smile on your face! Mother's Day looks different to everyone - and we're sharing some of our favorite makers and artisans to gift this holiday.
Sustainability and conservation are core pillars of the Etta + Billie mission. In honor of Earth Day 2022, we're sharing some easy eco-friendly hacks for you to adopt in the kitchen, bathroom, and in the wild. Making slight changes to your routine that limit waste, plastic use, and unnecessary damage to the planet are so impactful - just imagine if the rest of the world was following this pattern. Turns out, so many of us are! Here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day in my everyday routine.