My Journal

On Refocusing



I recently heard someone refer to September as “the new January”.  And I have to say I agree! September has always marked the beginning of a new year for me more so than the first of January.  September brings falling leaves, cool, crisp breezes and the feeling of cozying up to something new.  It is a month of refocusing and recalibrating after basking in the freedom of the warm summer sun.

In the spirit of refocusing we collaborated with energy rebalacer Amelie St. Pierre of Liberate your True Self to create the Refocus Ritual Pedicure.  A luxurious beauty ritual curated to ground oneself and inspire vision, focus and clarity to move forward with passion.

Clear Quartz, a stone useful for stimulating the crown chakra, the gateway to the expanded universe beyond one’s body, is one of the most beneficial crystals for bringing more clarity and focus into one’s life.  Clear quartz shines the light on what is important and where things might be amiss.  Quartz helps to align body and mind, which facilitates clarity of thought and speech as well as reception of intuitive information.

Kambaba Jasper helps one let go of fears in order to transform one’s life and encourages one to reach deep within to find hidden talents and capabilities they may not have known they possess.  Jasper is a powerful grounding stone.  It helps one let go of negativity and energizes and sustains the physical and energetic body.

Combining the properties of Clear Quartz with the nurturing and empowering properties of Jasper will help one adjust their inner and outer environment for increased harmony.

Frankincense Essential oil – An oil of enlightenment, inspiration and introspection.  Experience the calming, stress relieving properties of this essential oil in a warm facial compress during your pedicure.

Clear Mind Tea – An herbal, organic tea designed to awaken the mind, spark creative ideas and help with tasks and decision making.

Our Ritual Pedicure features extended massage time and facial compressing for deep, thoughtful relaxation.  

Gift yourself or someone you cherish with this experience.  Call us or book online at

On Celebration

The soulful, sun filled days of Summer are upon us and in the spirit of the season our Ritual Pedicure for July and August is about CELEBRATION 

The elements of the Celebration Ritual Pedicure inspire an abundance of spirit and joy as well as feelings of appreciation and a sense of fulfillment in all areas of one’s life.

Citrine –  A stone carrying the energy of the sun.  Citrine’s energy is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of summer and its frequency awakens creativity and imagination. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. 

Green Jade – An abundance stone associated with the heart chakra.  Green jade represents the flow of Divine energy into the reality of one’s life [Ahsian, pp 210] . 

 The verdant shades of green jade are associated with growth and vitality.   Jade energy reminds us to smell the flowers, cherish the ones we love, and to share our heart with others so we may relish in the abundance in and around us all. 

Essential oil of Geranium – The positive, uplifting scent of geranium essential oil is said to calm the mind and restore emotional balance while ironing out irrationality and discontent.  The gentle, kind quality of geranium essential oil reminds one to take a moment to celebrate all that is. 

Lotus Wei Wild Abundance Flower Essence – The essences of peony, jasmine, gardenia and white water lily help one celebrate the divine beauty, abundance and magic in everyday life.

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Our Ritual Pedicures are designed in collaboration with Liberate Your True Self.  Visit them at for more info on crystals and energy rebalancing.



[Ahsian] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).

On Awakening

A new season has sprung and life that was at rest has come back anew.  In keeping with this theme our Ritual Pedicure for May and June focuses on Awakening.

Delve within, discover your inner gifts and fuel your personal power with confidence and grace.  The combination of Pyrite, Amazonite and essential oil of Cedarwood will help you tap into your full potential with inspired thoughts and action.

Amazonite – Referred to as the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, this stone empowers one to search within to discover one’s own truths and integrity.  Amazonite has a powerful energy to help one move beyond the fear of judgment or confrontation in order to live in alignment with personal beliefs and values.  It is also powerful in helping one set strong and clear personal boundaries.

Pyrite – Known as a stone of action, vitality and will.  The vibrations of Pyrite help activate one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. Pyrite brings confidence, commitment and the persistence to carry things through to completion.

Essential oil of Cedarwood – The grounded nature of this oil is said to help steady the mind and help one stay steadfast in their truths.  It is known to spiritually cultivate balance, rebirth, regeneration and regrowth all while offering healing, protection and purification. The vibrations of Cedarwood essential oil can help transform the old into the new to encourage one on their path and assist in making dreams a reality.

In our Ritual Pedicure you will experience a crystal infused, flower filled foot soak, extended neck and shoulder massage and a warm facial compress infused with the featured essential oil. 

Call us in shop or book online at to book your Ritual Pedicure today!

Our Ritual Pedicures are designed in collaboration with Liberate Your True Self.  Visit them at for more info on crystals and energy rebalancing.

On Good Fortune

We so often hear “treat yourself” or “indulge” and while there are infinite ways to do this there are fewer ways to make that treat or indulgence an ongoing gift to yourself.  We created the Ritual pedicure in collaboration with energy rebalancer Amélie St. Pierre of Liberate your True Self to inspire self care habits that can enliven and rejuvenate your spirit, and help relieve daily stresses. Our Ritual Pedicures feature botanical filled crystal charged foot soaks you can recreate at home as your own foot soak or as a bath.  In spa the treatment will include extended soak time and extended neck and shoulder massage time with featured essential oils.

1.25hrs, $85

For the months of March and April, the months in which we begin to glimpse the birth of a new season our ritual will focus on Good Fortune:

Infused with Aventurine and Citrine – gemstones of good luck and abundance, our current Ritual Pedicure will help stimulate your creativity and align you with synchronistic opportunities to bring about joy, confidence and success.

Citrine – A heartwarming and bright stone with a bright energy. Citrine is a stone of abundance and positivity. It will reenergize your self esteem and aid in future manifestation.

Green Aventurine – Known as the stone of opportunity and thought to be the luckiest of all crystals especially in the manifestation of prosperity and wealth.  It’s “winning” energy makes it a great ally for boosting one’s chance in any situation.  Its energy aligns conditions so opportunity is inevitable. Green Aventurine helps to release old patterns, habits and disappointments so new growth can take place.

Eucalyptus:  Uplifiting and warming Eucalyptus is said to bring fresh energy to a situation, to heal regrets and worries, and relieve mental exhaustion.  It is said to have a useful energy for cleansing and healing whatever is congesting your energy pathways to success.

Tea Tree oil:  A strengthening essential oil said to open mental channels, provide mental clarity and unclog upper chakras.

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On Love

’Tis the season of love.  This month’s Ritual Pedicure is designed to align you with the frequency of unconditional love and kindness.

Our rose filled pedicure bowls will be charged with the loving vibrations of Pink Peruvian Opal and Rose Quartz to help you love yourself as you are so you can radiate that love into the world and have it reflected back to you.

Rose Essential oil – A warm facial compress will introduce you to this collagen stimulating, stress relieving pure essential oil that is said to help boost self confidence and enliven the heart. It is known to have a great effect on the heart chakra, as it raises one’s frequency to the high notes of unconditional love and divine abundance.

A warm coconut milk foot bath will sooth and envelop your feet in moisture allowing you to step back into the world with ease and softness.

All Ritual pedicures include an extended neck and shoulder massage as well as lower leg and foot massage.

Indulge yourself.

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On Facials

Are you curious about facials?  Are you wondering why you should have one?  Well this post is for you..

So why should you have a facial?

Seasons change and so do your skin’s needs.  It may feel dryer in the winter, more sensitive in the summer and so forth.  Having regular facials will help ease these discomforts and leave you feeling comfortable all year round.

Professional Extractions  Leave this step to the pros!  I know there’s something so excruciatingly satisfying about doing this step yourself but it’s so easy to overdo it and cause irritation to your skin.  You don’t want to do more harm than good by DIY’ing this at home.

Facial Massage. This step is deeply relaxing.  It helps relax and detoxify the body and increase blood circulation.  What does this mean?  It means a radiant complexion!  You know that “glow” everyone is after?  Well this is key to achieving that.  This alone might be all the reason you need to have a facial.  I know it’s mine.

Expert Skincare Advice.  Don’t get lost in the drug store aisles spending money on random products that aren’t right for you or are full of useless fillers and toxins.  It’s so easy to fall prey to this when you’re wandering the aisles looking for that magic fix.  Save your money for the good stuff and you won’t regret it.   Skincare trends come and go and we can help you decipher between the good and the garbage.  We’ll work with you to find products that you’ll actually LOVE to use instead of adding to the pile of unused splurge buys hiding in the deep crevices of your bathroom cupboard.  We all have these items and that’s okay but let’s not add to them!

And one of the most life giving reasons to have a facial..Relaxation.  It’s an hour where you get to lay under warm blankets, rejuvenate, and get taken care of.  This promotes an overall sense of well being which can last for days.  Sounds pretty great right?  It kinda is.  Come try one today!

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On New Beginnings

With the dawn of a new year many of us are inspired to review our goals and set new intentions for ourselves and our lives.  We have designed January’s Ritual Pedicure with this in mind.

 New Beginnings Ritual Pedicure: 

This flower filled, gemstone charged ritual foot soak features Pyrite – a stone of power and ambition which can help fuel the energy required to start something new.  It can help you stay motivated and take actions to achieve your goals.

Frankincense Essential oil:  This grounding scent induces a feeling of peace, relaxation and satisfaction.  It can help increase your intuition and spiritual connection so you may hone in on your soul’s true passion and set forth to create goals in line with what truly feeds your spirit.  Frankincense is known to reduce stress reactions and negative emotions, to strengthen skin,  improve its tone and elasticity, increase it’s defense mechanisms against bacteria and blemishes as well as tone and lift the skin.  This powerful essential oil will be applied with a relaxing warm compress to your face and neck to encourage detoxification and encourage blood flow.

Lotus Wei “Quiet Mind” serum:  A moisturizing oil infused with Bird of Paradise, Passion flower, Dandelion, Angel’s Trumpet and Pink Lotus flower essences to increase clarity, focus, relax the body and quiet the mind.

This treatment includes extended neck and shoulder massage as well as lower leg and foot massage.

 1.25 hours


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On Bathing Rituals

Take the plunge.  Cleanse, purify, rejuvenate.  Nourish your mind, body and spirit.

Bathing is an easy way to gift yourself a blissful Time Out.  Salt baths (Epsom and Sea Salts are among our favorites) infuse the body with Magnesium and other vital minerals which help to soothe sore muscles, encourage better sleep and detoxify the body. We’re big fans of The Ritual Store’s Rose Quartz bath gems and Divine Detox Bath soak.  Each jar is infused with powerful crystal energy to elevate your bathing experience.

Rose Quartz Bath Gems Ritual Bath :

Burn Palo Santo and let the smoke clear the air and bless your body.  Set the intention of opening your heart and gifting yourself much needed rejuvenation time as you swirl the bath gems into warm water.  Dress the bath with fresh rose blooms and rose essential oil to charge the water with the loving energy of roses.  Step inside and soak in the nourishment of this restoring time to yourself.

Divine Detox Ritual Bath:

Burn Palo Santo and let the smoke clear the air and bless your body.  Set the intention of letting this amethyst infused salt bath detoxify your body and energy in order to connect with yourself.

Dress the bath with lavender sprigs or essential oil and step into this Divine Detox.

The Ritual Store Rose quartz bath gemstones, Divine Detox bath salts and Palo Santo bundles are available in the shop.

Photo credit: The Ritual Store

On Kindness and Compassion

We have collaborated with Energy Rebalancer Amélie St. Pierre of Liberate your True Self in the curation of our Ritual Pedicure foot baths.  Her innate connection to crystals and gift to empower and rebalance our energy fields helped us in creating baths that truly enrich the experience of this soulful treatment.

For the month of December our Ritual Pedicure will focus on Kindness and Compassion.

Pink Peruvian opal is the stone of gentle love and kindness which is the greatest gift that can be offered.  It helps us open our hearts so that we may give and receive love without expecting anything in return.

Essential oil of Ylang ylang is a loving, sensual oil which boosts the heart chakra by balancing love of self and others.  It can ease heartache and release negative emotions such as anger, possessiveness and low self esteem.  It nourishes confidence, self love and spiritual awareness while minimizing tension and stress.

Pink Himalayan bath salts encourage profound relaxation, help reduce tension and stress and recharge our bodies with its mineral rich content.

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On Jade rolling


What is jade rolling?

Jade rolling is a centuries old beauty ritual that is evidenced to being used as far back as 7th century china as well as by the Mayans and Egyptians as a massage and meditation tool over 5000 years ago. Jade rollers are made of an oblong piece of jade attached to a handle which allows you to roll the stone across your face in order to help depuff (via manual lymph drainage), allow for increased product penetration, sooth and smooth the skin. As with most beauty routines it’s the simplicity and efficacy of jade rolling that has allowed it to stand the test of time.

Why to do it..

– Increases circulation: The action of jade rolling increases blood flow in the skin. This increase in flow results in the detoxifying of the skin, and can lead to increased vibrancy, clarity, and a radiant complexion. The saying “no flow, no glow” has been used to describe this attribute of jade rolling.

– Increased blood flow helps tone facial muscles to contour the face and smooth wrinkles.

– In the same way your body feels refreshed after cardio, Jade rolling will have the same effect on the facial muscles.

– The lymph draining action and inherent coolness of jade rolling helps to defpuff and detoxify the skin as well as reduce the appearance of darkness under the eyes: Proper Jade rolling technique is a form of manual lymph drainage massage and helps to rid the body of waste, toxins and other unwanted materials via the lymphatic system.

– Calm and soothe. Jade is a naturally cooling stone and will help calm and soothe the skin. Place rollers in the fridge for a few minutes before rolling for added cooling/depuffing benefits. Kind of like putting cucumbers over your eyes but soooooooo much better!

– Help serums penetrate more effectively into the skin: Warm the rollers in warm water then roll over any serum to help the product penetrate more deeply into the skin.

Attributes of jade:

Jade is believed to relax the nervous system, help discharge toxins in the body and is said to increase chi, a revitalizing energy in the body.

Visit the shop for a tutorial on how to use this amazing skincare tool!