Waking up at the same time as the sun. Big white silky bed sheets. Wearing an oversized linen robe and sipping green tea. Fresh avocado facemasks. Hot baths. Smiling at strangers. Filling up blank pages with plane tickets and watercolors. Facetiming friends late at night. Lazy afternoons at the beach. Inner peace. Sitting outside on a balcony with good ppl long after the sun sets. Summer has arrived. This is what June brought us.
Japanese mint essential oil - The shifting weather leads to sore throats, but in the process I discovered that Japanese mint essential oil is the perfect natural cold remedy! I simply put a few drops of this badboy in my oil diffuser and let that (and turmeric tea) cleanse my system. There are several other uses, but because this oil contains up to 95% menthol it is perfect for a detox (as it is used for swelling of the lining of the upper respiratory tract when inhaled).
Sunbutter Oceans reef-safe sunscreen - This sunscreen as been my (Nora) savior while I was in Thailand. Sunbutteroceans is sustainable choice for sunscreen and each product is made of locally sourced ingredients in Australia. Not only are their sunscreens chemical- and paraben free, they are also 100% reef safe! My personal favorite is the clear sunblock, and I have been using this all over my body. However, something that is important to note is that they do use some organic and local honey. If you are interested in our view on honey, be sure to read our article on the subject that was published a few weeks ago.
*Plastic free? No problem*
Before ordering I sent Co-founder Tom Hiney an email about my love for the environment and a question regarding plastic free shipping. I quickly recived a happy and welcoming email back, and there was no problem with getting an almost plastic-free package! Their website here x
(Please know this is in no way a sponsored review, we simply wanted to share another eco-firendly and wonderful brand. )
The melodies that colored the past few weeks:
Fresh pair of eyes, Brooke Waggoner - Big, open windows. Long walks on the beach. Soft colors and rosy cheeks. Billowing blouses. Eating peaches and pomegranates on a hillside.
13 beaches, Lana Del Ray - Sipping red wine while enjoying the view of Paris. Visiting the flower market in a flowy dress. Reading This side of paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
FACE, BROCKHAMPTON - Endless cups of iced coffee. Cooling down in the shadow of an olive tree. Bright sky and the Balinese sun.
New light, John Mayer - First taste of summer break, picnic with close friends, fresh fruit and berries. Moonlight and slip dresses. Laughter and stars.
After the quake - "The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman."
Call me by your name - "The story of a sudden and powerful romance the blooms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian riviera."