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Well-Being Ritual Pedicure

What a roller coaster ride of emotions the last few months have been!   I’m thrilled to be back and look forward to reconnecting with the world.  During my time at home I felt a myriad of emotions ranging from fear to wild abundance.  The temporary closure of my business and great changes in everyday life forced me to contemplate the life I had constructed for myself and the areas in which it could improve.  I won’t say it was an easy time but in hindsight it gave me a strong sense of resilience and confidence while allowing me to release some things that were no longer serving me.  I hope that you too have found a silver lining amidst this shift.  As the world re-opens I thought it fitting to make our re-opening Ritual Pedicure all about grounding and well-being.   I imagine many of us could use a ritual to help steady our feet on solid ground and bring some calm to the nervous system.

In this Ritual you will find:

Fancy Jasper:  A root chakra stone.  Fancy Jasper is said to instil feelings of wholeness, well-being and a sense of being cared for.  It also helps bring calm to overactive emotions making room for clear and rational thoughts. 

Epidot: A heart Chakra stone.  Epidot encourages recovery after illness or great exhaustion brought on by overwork.  It is said to lift emotions, dissolve sadness, sorrow, self pity and grief.  

Lotus Wei Fierce Compassion Flower Essence Blend: This thoughtful blend of flower essences magnifies: love, nurturing, appreciation of things just as they are, healing, an overall envelopment of love and caring for ourselves as well as others.
It dissolves old emotional wounds of the heart, feelings of loss, betrayal, resentment and abandonment.

Geranium Essential oil – known to be a powerful protectant that keeps negative energies away and provides a balancing, uplifting vibration.  Geranium essential oil is said to strengthen the etheric body and help focus an overwhelmed mind.  

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, essential oil infused warm facial compress and lots of TLC

Book your Ritual Pedicure online at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

I look forward to seeing you soon!


Honour Nature Ritual Pedicure

With spring on its way and March 20th being International Earth Day we offer Part III of our Honour Ritual Pedicure Series, Honouring Nature.  Created in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St. Pierre, this combination of earth elements encourages reconnection with nature in an effort to gain harmony and balance in life. 

In nature, when uninterrupted by man made elements,  everything works together with great ease and harmony.  By strengthening our connection to, and observing the ways of the natural world it may help us find harmony and balance in our own lives.

From Amelie:  “As we learn to listen more intently to our body we may be drawn to seek more natural and gentle ways to fulfill our needs. And as we grow in our connection and appreciation of nature and the depth of wisdom it can offer us, we may slowly start to reestablish the energetic bonds with nature and our environment from earlier times in history.  Through these bonds we may become more receptive to the nurturing energies emanating from the Spirit of the Earth. We may also become more attuned to the ecosystem at large and to the needs of other species of nature. This is when walking through a park or a forest isn’t just a physical exercise but a spiritual experience unto itself.”

In this month’s Ritual Pedicure you will find:

Nuumite:  One of the oldest stones on Earth. This grounding stone promotes resilience and self-empowerment. It is a stone of deep spiritual growth and can help one work with the elements. It is also known to reduce tension and stress and can improve sleep.

Leopard Jasper:  This stone helps with communicating with the animal and nature kingdom. It can help one tap into a different type of communication which is more felt based and telepathic.

Cedarwood Essential oil:  Purifying of one’s space as well as spirit.  Known to be spiritually and emotionally grounding.

Geranium Essential Oil:  Helps reduce feelings of stress and physical tension + helps to balance emotions.  Geranium essential oil is also beneficial for skin health as it is reputed to promote firmness and regeneration of the skin

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC

Book your ritual pedicure today at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

If you are interested in energetic rebalancing or crystals visit Amelie at https://liberateyourtrueself.com Ask her for a free personalized reading and have her select the best gemstone for you.


Honouring Others Ritual Pedicure

With Valentine’s Day around the corner we are offering Part II of our “Honour” Ritual Pedicure Series created in collaboration with Amelie St Pierre of Liberate Your True Self. 

Being the season of love, this month’s ritual offering focuses on Honouring Others.  To do so we suggest offering others what you want most for yourself.  You know the saying “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”?  That applies here.  What you put out there is what you get back.  For example, if you want to feel understood and supported, extend a compassionate ear, suspend all judgment, and if you can, extend a helping hand. Approach every interaction with another from the standpoint of being on the receiving end and treat each person how you would like to be treated.

This may require you to pause & slow your response, especially in difficult situations.  But giving yourself and the other person this thoughtful response time may help you become more aware of the values you wish to embody.  I find this practice helps improve relationships and attracts interactions that are more satisfying.

To help you with this Amelie suggests Bloodstone and Ocean Jasper.

Bloodstone brings love into any situation & helps ground negative energies surrounding an issue. It promotes courage and thoughtful response by enhancing the functions of the mind, improving clarity.  Bloodstone encourages selflessness and idealism while also stimulating emotional growth and sensitivity.

Ocean Jasper is a nurturing, sustaining and soothing stone that promotes love for self as well as for others.  It helps one accept responsibility for their thoughts and actions and increases the expression of love in words & actions.

In this Ritual Pedicure you will also find:

Lotus Wei “Infinite Love” flower essence blend: Enhance your unique charm and magnetism + awaken loving kindness toward yourself and others

Rose Absolute infused facial compress – Rose: the queen of flowers, the blood of Venus, heart expander.  Rose absolute inspires sensuality, love and an open heart.

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC

Book your ritual pedicure today at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

If you are interested in energetic rebalancing or crystals visit Amelie at https://liberateyourtrueself.com ask her for a free personalized reading and have her select the best gemstone for you.


Tips to a Successful Beauty Routine

It’s the beginning of a new decade, a fresh year ahead, and a great time to commit to a facial routine that will support,  rebalance and help transform your skin to its most radiant state.

Here are my tips for success:

  1. Seek professional advice – Seek the help of an esthetician to get your skincare off on the right foot.  We specialize in skin care and can make the process easy.  Selecting the right skincare for your skin isn’t easy to do alone. At Wildflower, we offer complimentary skin care consultations – book online at www.wildflowerbeautybar.ca. There are so many products to choose from that it can be overwhelming.  Don’t waste your time or money by making the wrong choice.  An esthetician will guide you to products that are appropriate for your skin as well as provide guidance along the way.  We are also there to suggest products and home care techniques to help transform your skin to its most balanced state.  Clients often tell me they have drawerfuls of product they don’t know how to use or “what they’re for”.  Make 2020 the year of skincare sustainability by investing only in products you need and skipping the items that will live in your junk drawer.
  1. Keep it clean and green: Choose skincare items that support and help transform your skincare. When buying products, skip the ones that are full of parabens, phthalates, drying agents etc. and opt for non-toxic beauty products. We offer 2 non toxic skincare lines Laurel skin – an organic, 100% whole plant based line and Osmosis Holistic Beauty.
  1. Incorporate holistic practices and rituals that improve your skin’s vitality and glow: Include facial massage into your skincare routine such as facial gua sha and jade rolling.  Skin conditions are manifestations of internal imbalances.  Daily detox & de-puffing can be as easy as jade rolling every morning.  If it’s vitality, glow and lift you’re after, try incorporating facial gua sha. At Wildflower, we offer a tactile skincare consultation called the instant glow where we assess your skin with face mapping & perform a mini treatment with suggested skin care so you can experience the products before you bring them home.
  1. Keep it simple – Skincare takes commitment, but it doesn’t have to be burdensome. A good routine can be as simple as 3 easy steps that take 1-2 minuets of your time per day.

I believe skincare is synonymous with self-care.  You should incorporate a routine that’s beneficial, sustainable and a joy to do.

I offer quick video tutorials that you can easily try at home .  Follow along on instagram for skincare tips and tutorials throughout the year @wildflower.beautybar


Honouring Yourself Ritual Pedicure

Historically I’ve not been one to make a New Years resolution as it felt rule bound and constrictive.  Last year I was introduced to the idea of choosing a word as a point of focus and guidance for the year.  A word to guide the year’s goals and decisions and inspire a better version of oneself.  I liked this idea instantly and have found it extremely helpful and inspiring throughout the year. 

This year I decided on the word ‘release’.  I’ve recently found myself clinging tightly to the way things are, fearing change or what may come.  I realize that doing so has caused me to over-work/over-extend myself and has slowed my personal and professional growth.  So in an effort to release stress and the habits and ideas that no longer serve me I’m going to work on releasing my grip.  I feel challenge in this word but also freedom and I look forward to how I will grow and what I can create this year. 

With the idea of resolutions and a new year ahead,  spiritual healer Amelie St Pierre of Liberate your True self  suggested the theme of honour.   I find this fitting for the beginning of a new year.  A great time to contemplate on honouring yourself & your goals paving the way for a fulfilling year ahead. 

In this month’s ritual pedicure you will find:

Scolecite and Amazonite stones to help increase frequencies of honor.

Scolecite is a good gemstone to increase the cohesion of self. It assists one in accessing the root of a problem and helps one transform trials into love. Scolecite promotes self-control and the actualization of what is preferred in one’s life.

Amazonite is a stone of self-confidence, respect and grace. It helps one take action through inspired thoughts. It balances the feminine and masculine energies, balancing doing and being.

Essential oils blend of Rosemary + Orange to uplift, energize, boost the immune system, help reduce anxiety & promote clear thinking

Lotus Wei Truth Teller flower essence blend to magnify fearless speech + authentic expression and dissolve anger + frustration 

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC

Book your ritual pedicure today at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

If you are interested in energetic rebalancing or crystals visit Amelie at https://liberateyourtrueself.com ask her for a free personalized reading and have her select the best gemstone for you.


Heartfelt Giving Ritual Pedicure

Heartfelt Giving Ritual Pedicure

Heartfelt Giving Ritual Pedicure

The season of gift giving has arrived.  In keeping with this theme, this month’s Ritual Pedicure, the Heartfelt Giving Ritual Pedicure, focuses on giving from the heart.  Giving purely from a place of joy, free from social obligations or expectations.  

We teamed up with Spiritual Healer Amélie St. Pierre of Liberate your True Self to create a ritual soak that truly enriches the experience of this soulful treatment.

When giving from the heart Amelie says: “The electromagnetic field produced by your heart amplifies and the amount of Soul light being embodied increases. This expands your ability to bring in resources needed to fulfill your intentions. In this expanded state synchronistic alignment and convergence of energies occur more easily and effortlessly, bringing what is needed, often times from unexpected sources.

The law of attraction states that what you give out, you receive. However, the energy behind our thoughts and our actions is what dictates what we will receive; Not the act of giving itself. ”

So it is important to reflect on the motives behind our giving. Are we giving because we expect something in return? Are we giving because it is expected? Or are we giving from of a place of joy and freedom?

To help you embody a state of magnanimity, Amelie suggests Citrine and Moss Agate.

Citrine can help increase the joy of giving and align you with abundance so the flow is always replenished, no matter how much is shared.  Citrine dispels fear and promotes optimism and happiness.

Moss Agate is a power stone connected with the elements of nature.  It is said to bring equilibrium to the planet and help in the acquisition of wealth.  It is also a gemstone that will increase the speed of manifestation and can strengthen positive personality traits.

In this Ritual Pedicure you will also find:

Frankincense and Rose Essential oils:  Let the blend of heart opening rose essential oil and spirit connecting frankincense essential oil align you with the spirit of heartfelt giving.

Lotus Wei “Joy Juice” Flower blend:  Awaken joy, laughter and lightheartedness with this fusion of African Daisy, Birdsfoot Lotus, Chocolate Daisy + Pink Spirea flower essences.

Our Ritual Pedicure features extended massage times, a warm facial compress + lots of TLC.

Book your Ritual Pedicure today at https://wildflowerbeautybar.ca

For more information on crystals and energetic rebalancing visit Liberate Your True Self, https://liberateyourtrueself.com


Unburden Ritual Pedicure

Unburden Ritual Pedicure

Unburden Ritual Pedicure

Do you ever find yourself doing something just because it’s expected of you?  Small things like volunteering for something when you’re already spread thin, or larger obligations like saying yes to being a bridesmaid for someone you haven’t spoken to in 3 years.  Most of us are familiar with these types of obligations/expectations and while they are relatively benign wouldn’t it be great to release yourself from them?

Let’s translate the recently popular cleaning out your closet movement into our daily transactions and toss the unnecessary obligations that don’t bring us joy.  We teamed up with Spiritual Healer Amelie St. Pierre of Liberate Your True Self to create a Ritual Pedicure to do just that.

If there weren’t any expectations placed on you and you felt you could express your true self:  What would you STOP doing? What would you START doing?  Where are you carrying unnecessary burdens from the expectations of others? And how are you burdening yourself from a false sense of guilt or not feeling good enough?

To help you release yourself from unnecessary obligations  Amelie suggests Iolite and Black Tourmaline.  Iolite allows you to express your true self, free from the expectations of others.  It releases energetic cordings to others, discord, and codependency within relationships.  Black Tourmaline offers strong protection against external influences. It helps you remain grounded and reduces fear.  It also promotes self-empowerment by understanding yourself and others better.

In this Ritual Pedicure you will also find:

Lotus Wei “Truth Teller” Flower Essence blend:  Let the essences of Black Bat flower, Grevillea, Trumpet Vine and Royal Poinciana align you with: 

Effortless communication + fearless speech

Inspire you to ask for + go after the things you want

Inspire confidence, conviction, authenticity + Full expression 

Cardamom + orange essential oils:  Cardamom is a warm, comforting oil that helps to release burdens and worries that get in the way of quieting the mind.  Orange essential oil promotes relaxation and peace without dulling the senses, aids regeneration and fuels optimism.

Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC.  Book your yours today at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curated in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://liberateyourtrueself.com

Visit her for a free personalized reading and have her select the best gemstone for you.

 


Unearthing Change Ritual Pedicure

Fall has arrived.  For me, this season always feels like the beginning of a new year, a brand new start.  A time to shake off the old and nourish the new.  This month we once again collaborate with spiritual healer Amelie St Pierre of Liberate your true self to bring you the “Unearthing Change” Ritual pedicure.

Fall is a good season to move inwards, get cozy and contemplate on the areas of life where you wish to see change or creation. When wanting to create change it’s important to focus on the positive aspects of your life. Look at what’s working and why it’s working.  This will help you lay a strong foundation for the change you want to implement. It’s important to have patience and compassion for yourself along the way to avoid falling into frustration, despair or self-pity.  Change doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can be difficult if you are hanging on to the old and known.

In order to create lasting change, it’s important to let go of old reasons and excuses.  Dive deep for clarity on why you may be holding on to those reasons & excuses.  Explore the emotions attached to them – such as anger, fear, and anxiety which are often the root of non-beneficial patterns and work to release them.

How can you implement change in your life in a way that increases joy and strength and connects you to the higher version of yourself?

To help you through a transition period of inquiry and letting go we suggest Ocean Jasper and Angelite which can help bring in supportive frequencies.

In this month’s Ritual you will also find:

Lotus Wei Fierce Compassion Flower Essence Blend:  Let this heart centred blend soften your hard edges and allow you to explore your emotions with wholehearted presence, compassion & fearless love.

Rose Essential oil:  Opens and balances the heart chakra to encourage a sense of security so you feel protected yet openhearted in all aspects of life.  Rose essential oil helps you manoeuvre through change with loving kindness and heightens your awareness of your Higher Self and inner divine.

Our Ritual Pedicures feature extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC.

Book your Ritual Pedicure today at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curated in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com  Visit her for a free personalized reading and have her select the best gemstone for you.


Your Body, Your Ally

Fall – A time to return inward and reset.  Our body’s physical health is one of our greatest allies and often the one that is most neglected. Not only do we demand a lot from our body, but we also often neglect its needs (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). To help restore and enhance your relationship with your body we collaborated with Spiritual healer Amelie St. Pierre to bring you this month’s body nurturing Ritual Pedicure.

We expect our body to push through the demands of our lifestyle, which can include high levels of stress, nutrient deficient foods, exposure to high levels of made-made electromagnetic fields and radiation, lack of sleep etc.  And we criticize it if it doesn’t perform to the level we want, for example, when we can’t shed extra pounds, or look the way we want it to look.

 Amelie suggests working with Shungite and Sunstone gemstones. Shungite helps release old habits of destructive thoughts. It also restores the energy field and revitalizes the body.

Sunstone cleanses the energy body and Chakra centers. It alleviates stress and increases vitality.  It has properties that increase levels of joy and openness.

When the different aspects of the energy system are functioning optimally it is easier for the physical body to restore itself. If you are working towards improving your physical well-being, be sure to include energetic and emotional self-care as well.

Lotus Wei Radiant Energy Flower Essence:  This flower blend cleanses your body of toxins + wakes up your natural energy stores.  It increases vitality + strength and dissolves exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields + radiation from constant computer and cell phone use.  It magnifies powerful presence and provides energetic protection.  

Lemon and Eucalyptus Essential Oil blend:  Fall is the season associated with the lungs so we chose an essential oil blend which supports the respiratory system.  Breathe in inspiration and breathe out what no longer serves you.  Eucalyptus supports the respiratory system & soothes physical discomforts while lemon essential oil helps stimulate the immune system, ease stress & fight fatigue.

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC.

Book your Ritual Pedicure today at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curate in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com  Visit her for a free personalized reading and have her select the best gemstone for you.


Facial Gua Sha Massage

Facial Gua Sha Massage Port MoodyGentle, restful treatments aren’t often equated to “effective” in the skincare world. In history many of us have been taught that aggressive treatments are the most effective ways to achieve dreamy skin but recently there’s been a movement toward gentler methods which approach skincare from a different point of view.

Enter Holistic Beauty. The idea is to treat the body, mind and spirit as individual units that function as a collective in order to achieve whole body well being and in the case of skincare, radiant, healthy skin. Holistic practices have recently been making waves in the beauty world but they are not a new convention.

Holistic modalities have existed for millennia – think Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for example. In the advent of high tech face gadgets, harsh chemical peels and injectable treatments there has been a return to ancient beauty tools and practices.

Facial Gua Sha is one of the modalities that’s recently been attracting a lot of attention. Originating thousands of years ago in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gua Sha has historically been performed on the body as a vigorous massage technique. In more recent history this treatment has evolved to include a much gentler practice on the face.

During the treatment a handheld board, often made of jade is gently pulled along certain energy points on the face. The treatment’s purpose is to move stagnant blood and improve the flow of Qi, the body’s vital energy. Doing so is thought to remove energetic blockages, revitalizing the body and thereby initiating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

The benefits of Facial Gua Sha include:

• Increased skin radiance. As blood and lymph flow is encouraged the skin is nourished and detoxified resulting in a radiant complexion.

• Contouring and lifting of the face. As muscles are relaxed the face is easily shaped and contoured.

• Visible lifting and smoothing of the skin. As facial fascia is rehydrated and smoothed the skin is naturally lifted and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is diminished.

• A heightened sense of well being is achieved as the parasympathetic system is activated.

Facial Gua sha can be practiced at home however proper techniques must be established to ensure good results and avoid mishaps such as bruising or excessive redness. Visit us at Wildflower Beauty Bar to receive guidance from a certified gua sha facialist to show you how to effectively incorporate facial gua sha into your beauty ritual.