Cleanse + Detox Your Way To Self Love + Inner Peace With Diosa Box

Hi Diosas!

We are so excited to bring you this very special Diosa self care kit! As we switch from the vibrancy of Summer to the cozy days of Fall, and perhaps best season for introspection, we hope you enjoy this month’s curation.

We welcome a New Moon in Virgo, on September 20th and “healing” with a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered.  We invite you to go inward and use the decisiveness of Virgo to help you focus on how you will make healthier habits this fall. How will you show yourself some love? Spend time in the present, in the Now. Walk outside, get fresh air, drink herbal teas and more water, TRY to sleep more, do less “stuff” and take more time for yourself. Really, do it.

It is truly a magical experience  to use all of these natural plant, water, and Earth based products in sequence.

$8 – Incense Cleansing + Grounding Kit

Diya Incense Holder – India Sweets + Spices with “Gloria” resin from The Green Man Store

A great way to start your cleansing and detoxing ritual this season is to cleanse your space and set a tone that is inviting, clean, and comforting.

Included in this month’s box is a special incense kit that includes :

  • Diya – A traditional offering dish or lantern used by many Hindu’s in a “puja” or offering ceremony. In this case we will be using it as a dish to hold the charcoal disk instead of lantern fluid.
  • Green Man Incense Blend – A loose blend of earthy incense that help strengthen a connection to Mother Earth. A great grounding incense.
  • Gloria Resin Blend –  A lovely blend of loose resin incense graced with a hint of floral sweetness. Perfect for rituals, contemplation or just to create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. A very orthodox blend with large grains of strong scent both bold and sweet. A mix of frankincense, myrrh, copal, dragons blood just to name a few.
  • 2 Three King’s Charcoal disks – Break a chunk off, carefully light it to let the sparks ignite the inside of the charcoal. Place into the incense holder and gently blow on the coal to ignite the fire within it. Once the coal turns red and gray, sprinkle a small amount of incense or lose resin over the top. Mix the two if you want to play with the fragrances. Can also be found at The Green Man Store.

When burned, these sacred resins emit a holy smoke and a calming fragrance that is known to clear negative energies, connect us with the our higher consciousness, and fill our surroundings with high vibrations.

You can find more resin or loose incense at The Green Man Store located in the Valley on Lankershim.  Visiting this cozy magical shop is a must if you are local.

To get more of these cute little dishes, you can visit India Sweets and Spices locally at the Los Feliz location or a quick google search will find the nearest location to you.

Hibiscus+Turmeric Honey Scrub – $14

Hibiscus+Turmeric Honey Scrub

Summertime and warm weather can be hard on the skin and tends to dry it out. An herbal face scrub is a perfect way to transition your skin care regimen while moving from season to season. Since our theme this month is all about detoxing, the Hibiscus + Turmeric Honey Scrub by The October Union is a perfect product to support the purifying process.

Hibiscus and Turmeric! These are two powerhouses that naturally detoxify your skin! First, lets start with our floral friend. Hibiscus tea has been used in many cultures to maintain heart health, lower blood pressure, and combat cancer and liver disease. Hibiscus pulp was also once used to treat skin wounds.

Turmeric has become a pretty popular and trendy detoxing agent — but some cultures have been using the magic golden powder for years, its been a staple ingredient in Southeast Asian food and Auyervedic medicinal healing for centuries. Turmeric is one of those spices that everyone loves for its powerful healing properties, because it helps the inside and outside of your body! The number one quality of turmeric is that its anti-inflammatory – SO good for for your gut and your organs, and since we’re talking skincare, turmeric is a powerful agent in helping clear psoriasis, acne, and eczema.

So, needless to say, this little scrub is packing some purifying punch! It triples as an exfoliating face cleanser, as a mask, and it can also be used on the body! It’s perfect for tackling acne prone and congested skin. It smells rich with other essential organic and wild-harvested ingredients like sage honey, ginger, orange, frankincense, and myrrh.

Use code word THEUNION to get 10% OFF your first order with The October Union!

I used it as an exfoliating face cleanser and it smelled so sweet and juicy as I was smoothing it over my cheeks! Like, good enough to eat — and I was tempted to taste it, but alas did not. After rinsing it off, my cheeks felt smooth, clean, and moisturized. Looking forward to using it all winter long to keep dead and dry skin cells away!

Thank you to our friends The October Union that created this special product. If you appreciate ancient healing remedies, trust in the power of plant magic, and connecting with Mother Earth – you’re going to love this scrub.

Follow The October Union on Instagram at  @theoctoberunion.

Naturally Beautiful Dead Sea Mud Mask – $22

Naturally Beautiful Dead Sea Mud Mask

I love a good face mask, especially toward the end of the summer after your skin has been exposed to a lot of sun, wind, sand, salt, and all that other good stuff. I slathered on this Naturally Beautiful Dead Sea Mud Mask after I used the delicious Hibiscus+Turmeric scrub mentioned above. I think this was a good choice because I gave the dead sea black mud a clean, exfoliated skin surface to soak in and do its thang.

Here’s the amazing news — this dead sea black mud mask is EASY TO WASH OFF!!! If you have ever used mud or clay masks on the regs, then you know that they make a bit of a mess (I mean, it’s mud after all) and sometimes the residue can be hard to wash off your fingers, and your face. Not this mud. This mud went on silky smooth, and washed off with three splashes of water! No heavy rubbing with a wash cloth. It was so great. It dried quickly after being on for about 12ish minutes, and didn’t burn or leave my cheeks red afterward.

So, the Dead Sea is a special salt lake that is located off the shores of Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. It’s one of those places that people will travel to for its high salinity, healing waters. The mask is made with some pretty simple ingredients, and black mud is a mighty one! Black mud helps increase circulation which brings more oxygen to your cells, and removes toxins and waste. Its high in minerals such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium. Basically, this mask is a perfect detox for your face while nourishing the skin and not drying it out too much.

I recommend this to anyone that has sensitive skin and is afraid to use masks for fear it could agitate your skin with post mask breakouts or redness. If so, this would be a great starter for you.

INGREDIENTS : 

  • Dead Sea black mud
  • Seaweed
  • Minerals
  • Aloe Vera
  • Olive Oil

Follow Naturally Beautiful on Instagram at  @naturallybeautiful530.

Flower Power Wellness Bath – $12

Angel Face Botanicals Flower Power Wellness Bath

If you love taking hot herbal baths, this is such a comforting blend to take into the tub with you! As the cool weather arrives in some places, hot baths are often a way to get through long winters and keep your spirits balanced and your head clear. This bath salt blend by Angel Face Botanicals was made to specifically to support feminine health and well-being. The blend is good for easing depression, headaches, PMS, and symptoms of menopause.

After a really hard day at the office, I came home, ran a hot bath, and tried this Flower Power blend. I also had been dealing with an inflamed ankle from a spider bite. I made sure to fill the enclosed cloth bag with as much of the salt blend as I could fit. I added a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil (good for clearing respiratory system), and a drizzle of vitamin E oil as an added moisturizer. No bubble bath in this one because I wanted to soak in the power of the cleansing salts , dried herbs, and flowers. The smell of the salt blend was very subtle and relaxing, not overpowering at all. I came out of the bath feeling refreshed and revitalized, my ankle swelling had gone down too. Thank you Flower Power!

With the literal healing power of flowers and epsom salt’s astringent and antiseptic properties, this is the perfect combination for a detoxifying soak.

Magical ingredients include:  Rose, chamomile, and some more of the best healing plants: lavender, red clover, and calendula — all of which have astringent and antiseptic properties, making them perfect for a detoxifying soak. They also all promote healing for sunburn, eczema, dermatitis, spider veins, cuts, and bruises.

So if you’re dealing with a hard day, uncomfortable skin irritations, or just feeling burnt out — this bathing tonic will be exactly what you need to feel better.

Follow Angel Face Botanicals on Instagram at  @angelfacebotanicals.

Grapeseed Grapefruit Cleansing Milk – $8.50

Face/Food Grapeseed Grapefruit Cleansing Milk

During the seasonal change from warm to cold, I usually switch out my face cleanser and moisturizer. This is a good practice because with natural changes in the environment, your skin will have different needs. I usually switch to a cream cleanser, and choose a heavier, moisture rich face creme or oil (vs. face lotion). During the cool nights I like going to sleep with my face feeling heavy with hydration, because I know in the morning it will all have been absorbed and don’t like waking up with my face feeling dry.

This Grapeseed and Grapefruit Cleansing Milk by Face/Food is a perfect swap into your daily skincare regimen in the Fall. Cleansing milk is creamy, moisture rich, yet gentle. I also love cleansing milks because they are so gentle they can remove eye makeup without tugging too much at delicate lashes.

INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS : 

  • Grapeseed Oil – full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory, naturally firms skin
  • Organic Coconut Oil – chock full of healing fatty acids
  • Local Raw Honey – anti-bacterial and humectant, drawing water into the skin
  • Baby Mild Castile Soap – contains olive, coconut, jojoba and hemp oils
  • Avocado Oil – nourishing fatty oil filled with anti-oxidant vitaminE
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil – naturally brightens dull skin, is anti-septic, and anti-microbial

A gentle facial cleanser that delivers skin loving moisturizers like avocado and grapeseed oil plus delicious citrus oils that clean deep without stripping your skin.  Follow up with a toner that delivers a lovely botanical healing experience that fights acne, balances and hydrates skin. Top it off with a sample of Lavender+Geranium Face/Food moisturizer- BONUS!

rose, tea tree, lavender, geranium and more to deliver

All those delicious and nurturing oils will definitely keep your skin happy! Moisture rich cleansing is one of my favorites, because who likes feeling all dry and tight after washing their face?

Flower Power Healing Toner – $14

Face/Food Flower Power Healing Toner

Another item full of flower power by Face/Food! This Healing Toner is made with some of our favorite flower fragrances– rose, geranium, lavender, and tea tree.

Tea tree is such a powerful natural ingredient that is packed with anti-fungal, astringent, and antiseptic qualities. Facially speaking, its been known to combat acne and can be a great remedy for the over-oily skin types.

INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS : 

  • Distilled water – essential oil carrier and hydration provider
  • Witch Hazel – healing, soothing, shrinks blood vessels, refines pores, and helps seal in moisture
  • Rose – anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, super anti-oxidant with high levels of vitamin C
  • Apricot Oil – super emollient, high in Omega 6, vitamins A and E, firms and tones while absorbing quickly into the skin
  • Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Blend – Face/Food’s special essential oil blend!
  • Leucidal Liquid – a natural preservative derived from fermented radish root

I love keeping a bottle of toning spray in my bag at all times, and especially while traveling. It’s one of my favorite ways to hydrate my skin in dry conditions. A little extra tip — spray this toner on after cleansing AND after moisturizing. Keep that skin extra dewy and soft this Fall!

Follow Face/Food on Instagram at  @facefoodnaturalskincare.

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The September Cleanse + Detox Diosa Box could not have come at a more opportune time…

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Cool Off and Let the Goddess Ganga Guide You into the Autumnal Equinox

As summer winds down and fall approaches, we are reminded that another transitional time is on the horizon.

September is a wonderful month to reflect on all the warmth and cosmic power the summer months brought us. What were you thankful for this summer?

Feeling gratitude with each peaceful leaf that falls from the trees, our bodies and minds begin to sense the need to go inward, rest, and revitalize from all energy we expel during the summertime.

September’s next full moon, which will be on the 6th, is in the water sign of Pisces. We are now working toward the Autumnal Equinox and Harvest moon in the coming weeks. Which is why we felt this next Diosa was perfect to guide you into the grounding and cool harvest time — Ganga.

Ganga is a Hindu goddess, a personification of the sacred Ganges river in the holy land of India. Embodying coolness, cleansing, health, mercy, and purity, it is believed amongst Hindus that one drop of Ganga’s sacred waters could wipe away a lifetime of sins.

According to Hindu mythology, Ganga was a celestial creature that descended from heaven to earth bringing purity and spiritual divinity to the people.

In the spirit of Ganga’s purifying power, we hope this months products will kick start your cleansing and detox ritual. Each product was carefully selected for their purifying properties, making them a great addition to your skincare routine as the season changes and we move into cooler weather.

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What did the past season’s heat bring up for you? Anything you want to let go of?

Honor the water element to bring about some of Ganga’s cleansing powers  over the next few weeks. Put out a jar of fresh water under the next full moons — which will be in Pisces on September 6th, and the one after that which is the Harvest Moon on October 5th — and let it charge with pure lunar energy.

Use this water in your homemade essential oil sprays, or in a ceremonial bath. This is also a great time to re-charge your crystals and clean your altars before we move deeper into the darkness and hibernation season.

May Ganga’s cool water element calm us as we let go and look forward to a new opportunity to karmically cleanse and nourish ourselves physically and mentally.

Blessing + Love,

Team Diosa

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Written by: Dez Ramirez

 

Celestial Diosa Box Delivers Tools and Techniques For Times of Stress

Hi Diosas!

How is the first part of August going for you all!? We are right in the pre-shadow phase of our next Mercury Retrograde. Yep, it’s back.
The Celestial Shadow Diosa Box is here to deliver powerful Earth-based ingredients that will help keep you grounded and centered during times of stress. These self care tools give you remedies that are safe, effective, and truly within reach – because sometimes a hot bath and a glass of wine are just not as convenient as a modern goddess would hope for.

LUNA Healing Crystal Oil – Balanced Roots – $12

10% off your next Balanced Roots product purchase with coupon code: SAVE10 

I am so thrilled to introduce Balanced Roots, created and hand crafted by Lauren Venable. Lauren has so many gifts to share with the world and we are lucky to get our hands on a very special healing blend that she has masterfully crafted exclusively for Diosa Box!

She understands the cosmic energy that is filling our space this month. So together, we were able to create an oil blend that serves as a solution to that cosmic energy. She had also previously posted an August Energy Reading stating that “August is going to be a
POTENT month” so if you have 5 minutes to spare and some clarity to gain, definitely check it out.

The LUNA Blend is all about awakening your own Inner Goddess so you can show up for life feeling more whole, balanced, & powerful.

Inside each roller you will find Moonstone, which fosters a connection to the Divine Feminine – a beautiful source of power and creativity. The addition of Black Agate promotes a sense of balance as it grounds & settles your energy. Throw in a carefully crafted blend of therapeutic grade essential oils to enliven your senses, enhance your focus, and lift your spirit. LUNA is sure to be your best friend this month!

Use this Crystal Oil when you’re feeling defeated, lost, or overwhelmed and let the Goddess guide you.

As mentioned in our previous blog post, the energy in August is going to be pretty intense. Have you started feeling it yet? I sure have! This is not a shameless plug here, this stuff really works!

In the last year, miraculously, none of our products have arrived damaged. But this time, some rollers arrived broken, which is always a risk. But why now? My day job was ramping up, my birthday was on a Monday, I had out-of-town visitors with more coming, AND I was trying to get my to-do list done before leaving for a much-needed vacation. So of course that’s when it finally happened, throwing my entire schedule off balance at the worse possible time. If anyone needed anxiety relief and help with focusing, it was me.

Upon opening the damaged batch of oils, I was doing my best to it clean up and I applied some oil on neck and on my wrists to avoid wasting it completely. Normally, I would have met this situation with plenty of concern and a dash of panic, but not this time. I was able to approach the situation calmly,  clearly think of a solution, and accepted that what will be, will be.

After what felt like a very Zen conversation with Lauren, she sprung into action and whipped up a new batch of oils and sent them overnight. Sometimes things happen at the worst time and we overreact or worse, we SNAP! Under these circumstances, this was a smooth process and I have Lauren and her magical oil blending skills to be thankful for.

INGREDIENTS : 
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Basil Essential Oil
  • Tumbled Black Agate
  • Tumbled Moonstone
  • Tumbled Clear Quartz

Benefits of Moonstone : 

  • Promotes emotional balance
  • Great for easing the hormonal changes of puberty
  • Pregnancy/postpartum & menopause
  • Soothes stress
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Balances hormones
  • Connects you with your Divine Feminine
  • “Girl power” stone for teens & preteens

Benefits of Black Agate :

  • Grounding & protective
  • Gives inner strength to move on
  • Very helpful in keeping the peace in stressful households
  • Steadiness when faced with practical decision-making or when doling out ‘tough love’
  • Brings calming peace during periods of grief
  • Keeps the body in balance, especially as one ages.

Benefits of Clear Quartz :

  • Considered the “master healer”
  • Highly versatile
  • Amplifies the energy of other stones
  • Protects against negativity
  • Connects you to your Soul
  • Relieves pain
  • Cleanse, opens, & aligns the energetic body
If you find yourself feeling like you need a deeper emotional or physical clearing of your energy, Lauren is graciously offering 50% off Energy Healing Services with coupon code: DIOSA

Click Here to schedule your next healing service with Lauren!

To shop Balanced Roots check out the site : bit.ly/shopbalancedroots

Moon Time Ease Oil by Herbal Chest – $11.50

This Moon Time Ease Oil is made to help ease cramping, soreness, and pain from the menstrual cycle. It’s handmade in small batches and these carefully combined herbs form an oil that includes Ginger, Cramp Bark, and Mugwort since these warming, going,  antispasmodics  herbs are especially beneficial for this time of the month.

It’s common to experience pain around the lower abdomen, during your cycle, but it’s also common around the lower back. I occasionally have pain in my legs as well. Fortunately, I was able to put this oil to the test at just the right time and I will say the oil
has a great consistency for massaging smoothly and easily. Not only did it relieve the pain in my sides, but also in my tight and achy calves!

Directions :

Pour the Moon Time Ease Oil in your hand, gently massage into your abdominal area until well absorbed, and cover with warmth afterward. Apply two to four times a day or as needed.

Take a look at these healing ingredients :

  • Ginger(Zingiber officinale)
  • Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) – named for it’s ability to help with “cramps”
  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
  • Olive Oil
  • Vitamin E Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Chamomile Essential Oil
  • Ginger Essential Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil

The consistency is thick, so it will feel a little sticky. Cover with a warm towel to get the maximum benefits. It’s gentle enough to use on all skin types, and for sore muscle cramping that may not be associated with period cramping. Adverse reaction is not expected, but we always recommended that you do a patch test before using since everyone’s skin is different.

Lavender Marshmallow Cleansing Oil by Mother Mountain Herbs – $17

Use code word DIOSA to get 10% OFF your first order with Mother Mountain Herbs

Celebrate your face with the nourishing power of medicinal herbs and oil. Organic cold pessed sunflower oil comes together with soothing, skin-loving flowers and roots to make an all purpose cleanser that your skin will thank you for. Specifically crafted for all
skin types in order to maintain health, vitality, and glow. Sunflower oil is non-comodogenic and will not clog pores. Suitable for use with the Hot Cloth or Oil Cleansing Method.

Have you tried the oil cleansing/hot cloth method yet? If not, you’re about to fall in LOVE. Check out what acne.com has to say about oil cleansing:

“Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” The best way to dissolve a non-polar solvent like sebum/oil, is by using another non-polar solvent similar in composition: Other oils. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables, and fruits that heal, protect and nourish your skin. When done properly and consistently, the OCM can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne–while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.”

HOW IT WORKS : 

  1. Pour a quarter sized puddle of oil into the palm of your hand.
  2. Gently massage oil onto your face, including the eye area to dissolve eye makeup.
  3. Run a wash cloth under hot water and ring it out.
  4. Place hot cloth (not so hot that it burns your skin) over your face and let it sit for 30 seconds to a minute. This allows the pores to open and impurities to be removed.
  5. Gently wipe your face clean with the hot cloth.
  6. Follow up with your favorite toner and moisturize.
  7. Done! It’s that easy. A 5 minute self care ritual that will leave you feeling like you just walked out of a mini-facial. So refreshed and clean!

Ingredients include:

  • Organic cold-pressed sunflower oil
  • Organic marshmallow root
  • Home-grown calendula flowers
  • Organic lavender flowers
  • Lavender EO
  • Clary Sage EO

Calming Kit by Doug For It – $13

Chances are if you go to work, go to school, or just live in this country you deal with some form of stress or anxiety.  Anxiety is the most common form of mental disorders in the US. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), “40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety — roughly 18 percent of the nation’s population. Of those 40 million people, almost 7 million of them suffer from GAD, with 15 million suffering from social anxiety disorder, 14.8 million suffering from major depressive disorder, and 7.7 million affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.” If you’re like me, just reading that sentence gave you anxiety!

Anxiety can be very real for some people, so it was a goal of mine to find something that could help alleviate the need to physically exert that fidgety energy that comes with anxiety. It was also important to find tools that help build healthy habits to easily practice any time or anywhere – which is usually when anxiety tends to hit.

This energy calming kit is easily portable and the perfect size to have with you on the go or at your desk so it’s there when you need it. Slowing down and breathing can be the key to conquering fear and anxiety as well as dealing with stress, anger, or emotional issues.

Breath combined with positive self talk can be the anchor that helps keep you grounded, or gets you into the state of mind that you want to be in.

Each kit comes with :

  • 1 set of mini-affirmation cards
  • 1 set of breathing exercise cards
  • 2 oz. jar of non-toxic dough infused with pure essential oils
Affirmation + Breathing Cards

If you don’t have a morning self care ritual yet, this may be a great way to start. It’s super easy and takes very little time. If you do, awesome!

You’ll want to keep the affirmation cards somewhere you will see them. Shuffle the cards, take a deep breath, and pick one card. Read it out loud and remember it throughout the day. Even if you think it doesn’t relate to you at that moment, it may serve you later in the day in an unexpected situation.

Included in the kit are a pack of simple and straight forward little cards that make practicing your breathing super easy and fun. These are great to keep in your wallet or by your desk in case you need a mid-day reinforcement to keep calm. Take some time in the morning to practice a few and feel the difference it makes filling your body with nutrient rich oxygen.

Lion’s Roar Breath : 

In honor of this Leo month, try this exercise and tame the beast!

“This may be an exercise you want to do at home or somewhere in private. With this breath you want to inhale a nice long inhale through the nose. Then for the exhale, open your mouth wide, stretch your jaw and face and roar out your exhale.  If appropriate, do an actual roar. Repeat several times. ”

These are quite fun to try and definitely help keep you focused on something positive when you are focusing your mental energy or emotions on something that does not serve you.

Stress Relief Doug : 

Take a deep breath. Squeeze, pull, and twist the dough in your hands when you are feeling anxious or frustrated. The essential oils in the dough will release and help calm nerves. Each dough ball acts and feels like a stress ball, but without any of the toxins found in putty. It also smells better because it comes infused with Lavender and Chamomile essential oils. Ahhh…

Here are a few tips to keep your stress dough at it’s best:

It will dry out if you leave it in the open, so store it in a sealed container. If it does feel dry, add a drop of water and work it into the dough to revive it.

If you see salt crystals on the edges, put it in the microwave for about 3-5 seconds then work the dough, the crystals will reabsorb into the dough.

A note about microwaving:  This can revive and soften your dough if done for just a few seconds, but if over done it will ruin the dough. First it will melt, then it will harden like a rock. So microwave with care, in a microwaveable container, not in the metal tin!

Winter tips: If it has been stored somewhere cold (below 70 degrees), the coconut oil in it will harden up a little. As the dough warms up in your hands it will begin to become soft again or you can warm it in the microwave for about 5 seconds (don’t do more than 7 at once), it will soften up immediately and feel silky smooth.The hardening when cold is just a property of coconut oil and it doesn’t adversely affect the dough in any way.

Keep out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources.

Store the unused dough in the fridge to keep it fresh longer.

Summer tips: If the dough feels melty or just too soft, that’s just the coconut oil. Put it in the fridge for just a bit and it will stiffen right up.

If you notice a little residue on your hands after you use the dough for more than a few minutes, don’t panic, it’s just the essential oil and carrier oil, you can just wipe it off or rinse it and you will notice that your hands smell great and feel soft!

Vitamin B12 Energy Booster by MdSiy – $24.99

Help combat fatigue and boost your metabolism with these easy to swallow water soluble vitamins. These liquid drops are sublingual, meaning they are meant to be put under your tongue and absorbed through the mucous membrane that lines your mouth. The amount of B-12 your body needs daily is only between 2.4 and 2.8 micro grams, but its poor absorption through the stomach means you need to take more if by supplementing.
To use, just put 10 drops under your tongue and hold them for 30 seconds before swallowing to quickly absorb into your system.
to support adrenal function and maintain a healthy nervous system.

Look at all the ways B12 can help improve your state of mind and well being:

IMPROVE MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION – B12 improves clarity of thought because of the way it acts on the nervous system. In particular, maintaining healthy vitamin B12 levels helps prevent age-associated cognitive decline.

INCREASE ENERGY – Because of its role in fatty acid metabolism, vitamin B12 provides an energy boost to the body.

BLOOD CELLS – B-12 is needed to make red blood cells, produce energy, synthesize DNA during cell division and to maintain normal cognitive function.

PREVENTION OF PERNICIOUS ANEMIA – Vitamin B12 is essential in the process of making red blood cells. Supplementing this nutrient can help prevent certain kinds of anemia.

VEGAN FRIENDLY – Great for vegetarians & vegans

May the moon’s magic bring you powerful energy this month!

Nicole Torres

Owner and Creator of Diosa Box

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Thrive in Times of Contrast with the Celestial Shadow Diosa Box

Full Solar Eclipse. Photo Source : American Astronomical Society

Hello Diosa!

The new moon is something we don’t get to see with the naked eye… unless there is a solar eclipse happening.

By now you’ve probably caught wind of “THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE!”… and if you haven’t, trust us, that’s what they are calling it. It even comes with it’s own website and corny merchandise for sale.

On the morning of August 21st, in an epic show, the new moon will cast its shadow over the sun, creating the first total solar eclipse seen across the United States since June of 1979.

Eclipse phases with”diamond ring” effect. Photo Source : American Astronomical Society

The new moon’s shadow will quite literally cut into our day, occluding the daylight and transforming it into a unique kind of darkness.

Check out this Vox video explaining “Why a total solar eclipse is such a big deal”.

The celestial party will actually start on August 7th.

Partial Lunar Eclipse. Photo Cred : JJ Harrison

That night, there is going to be a full moon for us to adore, but it will have a hidden agenda. Not to mention, it will also be co-founder, Nicole’s, birthday! Hooray, happy celestial alignment!

Well, sort of… The night’s full moon will experience a partial lunar eclipse with the Earth moving between the Sun and Moon. But these three celestial bodies won’t form a flawlessly straight line in space. A perfect sentiment for us Diosas since we are moving so much during the end of summer… and we may not be in alignment either.

So what do these eclipses mean for you?

 

Regulus in Leo the Lion. Photo Source: http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Regulus.html

It means there is going to be a lot of powerful, intense, masculine, and even contrasting energy in the air. This epic eclipse is happening quite literally over Regulus,  the brightest “royal” star in the constellation Leo the Lion, representing the Lion’s heart. With Leo being ruled by the sun and hosting a solar eclipse at home, you better believe there are going to be feelings of grand proportions, perhaps with a regal flare, and even authoritative power. This month remember to come from a place of self love and self discovery when building your personal kingdom.

Thrive in the contrast with the Celestial Shadow Diosa Box!

With everyone moving in so many directions, physically and emotionally, and perhaps planning for the last days of summer – we want to help you thrive in the contrast with the Celestial Shadow Diosa Box!

We’ll deliver products that’ll motivate you to boldly take on the last days of summer and bring you tranquility when you are out of alignment, reminding you that like the Earth’s shadow in an eclipse, dark times are only momentary. 

Make sure you sign up by the 1st to get your box with FREE SHIPPING! Use code GODDESS at checkout to get 15% off your first purchase. 
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To inspire us in this stirring and unique time, we introduce the Aztec deity Metztli, pronunciation “mets-li”.
Photo Source : Mythaelogy

Known as a goddess (and sometimes a god) of the moon, the night, and farmers. The Otomi people refer to her as the “Old Mother”, who represented both Moon and Earth simultaneously. Two very opposing bodies, but so wonderfully connected!

The legend of Metzli also tells us that the Moon and Sun were at one time equally as bright, but since these gods could not be seen as equals, one of them threw a rabbit in the face of the other, giving life to what is today’s darkened moon. It only shines as brilliantly during a full moon which is when the figure of the rabbit becomes readily visible on the face of the moon.

Aztec dancers celebrating the may deities on Dia de los Muertos.      Photo Credit: Salvador Ceja

The eclipses in August remind us of the brilliance of the sun as it shows itself to give warmth, provide food, and illuminate. We will honor the feminine energy of the moon as it tries to hold its place among the masculine energy during this time. We will also honor the umbra, the Earth’s shadow that leaves darkness in its path, even if just for a moment. It reminds us that an eclipsing shadow can realign itself from its shadow self to reveal the light once again.

Make sure you sign up by the 1st to get your box with FREE SHIPPING! Use code GODDESS at checkout to get 15% off your first purchase. 
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Look & Feel Like a Golden Sun Goddess with the Summer Saule Diosa Box

Hello Beauties! 

Welcome to another bright Summer month with Diosa Box – another new way to treat yourself and enjoy life! We have paired a fabulous mix of FIVE items including skin care, spiritual tools, and a few fun lifestyle items. The Summer Saulė Diosa Box is here to help you connect with your inner Sun Goddess, enjoy the summer fun and provide your body with some much needed hydration during these hot summer days.

Our theme this month was inspired by Saulė, the Lithuanian Sun Goddess who brings life, light, and celebration. She is especially linked with the summer solstice festivals and all of the bounty this time of year brings. These days summer is no different and it still brings an added level of fun and celebration.

We hope you enjoy the Summer Saulė Diosa Box as much as we do. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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$18 –  LĒNUS Regenerating Moisturizer,    Nọ 18 with Hyaluronic Acid + Lavender

Are you as crazy about ingredients as we are? If so, you’re gonna love this creamy potion.

As you know, we are all about preserving the beauty that LIFE gave us. So while we want you to feel like a Sun Goddess we don’t want you shriveling up like a raisin under the sun!  

LĒNUS Nọ18 is a luscious all natural facial moisturizer formulated with Hyaluronic acid and 30 of nature’s best ingredients, to sooth extensive dehydration, support natural collagen production, and maintain supple skin – especially important in the summer when the heat and air conditioning dries us out daily.

This rich and silky dream cream is loaded with an amazing selection of nutrient rich botanical oils, exotic fruit enzymes, and butters. We comb through hundreds of indie beauty products a month for finds just like this. When a find like this graces our presence we are so grateful to included them in our curation.

LĒNUS Nọ18 is the perfect night cream to help you to fight nasty free radicals and repair the day’s worth of sun damage while you sleep. The texture is silky smooth with a clean and subtle earthy lavender fragrance and very hydrating due to natural butters and oils. So a little goes a long way. 

Make this part of you night time ritual! Be sure to cleanse and tone your skin before applying and do so about 20 minutes before going to bed so your pillow doesn’t end up wearing it.

After about a week of incorporating this into your nighttime routine you will notice that your morning skin is more hydrated and supple. Just look at this picture of Laura Lisauskas below! Coincidentally, she happens to be from Lithuanian like our dear Sun Goddess, Saulė. That wasn’t planned either, just another way the Universe works it’s magic for us.

Owner + Maker :  Laura Lisauskas

Laura hand crafts the LĒNUS Skincare line in sunny San Diego, California. The backbone of the brand lies in the the word LĒNUS, which is the name of the Celtic God of healing.

As a former model and interior designer Laura has definitely brought along her talents for elegant beauty and clean design, as you can see from her beautifully designed packaging. She is also a mother of  3 young boys, an avid vegetable gardener, and cooks from scratch.  How does she do it!?

” I am deeply connected to all things plants, admiring their powers and gifts. Enthusiasm for sustainable living drives me to innovate. The result of my passion and knowledge – LENUS Handcrafted Skincare.”

– Laura Lisauskas 

Like many of the amazing women who make these fabulous natural products, Laura’s spark came from the matriarch. Her grandmother showed her the importance of connecting with the herbs and their benefits from an early age while she spent the summer’s with her on a small Lithuanian countryside.

The most valuable lesson she learned was that nature has the answers to today’s ailments. This is something we wholeheartedly believe in too and it’s why all of our products are all natural. It is why we do not use synthetics, or chemical preservatives. We believe it’s because the Earth graciously provides us with all of the things we need, and it’s makers like Laura that bring the purest of Earth’s magic, right into your hands.

“Helping people feel good with their natural, uncovered skin is what drives me to create!”

– Laura Lisauskas 

Follow Laura and LĒNUS on Instagram  @lenus_handcrafted_skincare

This is what indie beauty dreams are made, ladies! Just check out this Ingredients + Benefits list below. It’s insanely good.

INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS:

  • ALOE VERA JUICE – Moisturizing, Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory.
  • HYALURONIC ACID – Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging, Regenerating, Moisturizing
  • WITCH HAZEL –  Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Acne, Soothing, Skin Healing
  • GLYCERIN –  Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing, Lightening, Anti-Aging
  • MORINGA –  Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Wrinkle, Anti-Bacterial
  • GRAPE SEED –  Regenerating, Skin Tightening, Anti-Dark Circles
  • KUKUI NUT OIL –  Soothing, Regenerating, Fast Absorbing, Essential Fatty Acids
  • CHERRY KERNEL – Vitamin A+E, Moisturizing, Smoothing, Irritation Reducing
  • CAMELLIA SEED – Vitamins A+B+E, Nourishing, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
  • EVENING PRIMROSE –  Nourishing, Regenerating, Anti-Inflammatory
  • TAMANU –  Intense Skin Healing, Anti-Wrinkle, Scar Smoothing, Anti-inflammatory
  • KOKUM  –  Exotic, Essential Fatty Acid Rich, Regenerating, Vitamin E Rich
  • HEMP BUTTER – Healing, Non-Greasy, Omega 6+9 Rich, Anti-Oxidant
  • SEA KELP EXTRACT – Rejuvenating, Mineral Rich, Dark Spot Reducing
  • VITAMIN E –  Anti-Oxidant, Skin Repairing, UV Protectant, Regenerating
  • TANGERINE –  Anti-Septic, Regenerating, Detoxifying, Relaxing, Scar Healing
  • ROSEMARY EXTRACT –  Anti-Oxidant, Antimicrobial, Anti-Inflammatory
  • GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT –  Anti-Oxidant, Disinfectant, Stimulant, Tonic, Preservative
  • LAVENDER –  Heal-All Oil, Anti-Acne, Cell-Repairing, Anti-Wrinkle, Soothing
  • FRANKINCENSE –  Skin Health Promoting, Regenerating, Anti-Aging, Anti-Scarring
  • CHAMOMILE –  Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Allergen, Skin Healing
  • ROSE GERANIUM –  Sebum Balancing, Moisturizing, Regenerating, Anti-Acne
  • TANGERINE –  Anti-Septic, Regenerating, Detoxifying, Relaxing, Scar Healing
  • YARROW –  Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Septic, Skin Toning, Soothing
  • MANDARIN –  Anti-Inflammatory, Irritation Reducing, Anti-Acne
  • CLARY SAGE – Anti-Inflammatory, Redness Reducing, Balancing, Anti-Aging
  • PETIT-GRAIN – Anti-Septic, Sebum Balancing, Anti-Acne
  • ROSEMARY –  Anti-Infectious, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Septic, Anti-Acne
  • YLANG YLANG – Relaxant, Anti-Infectious, Eczema Relief, Aphrodisiac
  • CYPRESS –  Dark Spots Relief, Regenerating, Healing, Astringent, Clarifying

$12 – Hunnyhouse Co.  Sun Dip

This luxurious shimmering body oil is the perfect way to capture the look of a golden sun goddess why keeping your skin deeply hydrated and protected.  Whether it’s used by the pool or applied before enjoying a summer night out, Sun Dip is great way to highlight your tan or boost virgin skin that has yet to see the light of day. It can even be applied on your face to accent makeup.

What we love about this temporary bronzer is that it goes on so naturally and it doesn’t streak!  Since this is formulated with natural mica for its brilliance, you won’t have to worry about looking like a glitter bomb. Mica creates a subtle all over glow without being too bold.

Where a fake tan or gold body oil says “look at me! look at me!”, the beauty of this bronze color is in it’s subtle glow that says “who, me?!”, while batting eyelashes. And it looks amazing on sun kissed legs! This is a fun way to feel and look like a bronze bombshell without wreaking havoc on your skin to get that glowing look we love.

TO APPLY 

Shake very well before use. The mica and oils will separate when settled, because this is a natural product. Keep your palm over the bottle top and tip over without releasing the bottle. Apply that small amount on your skin and rub in very well.  Compare the two body parts to see the difference. Reapply more generously to get the desired look and remember to shake again between applications.

Wait about 10 -15 minutes for the application to dry before coming in contact with clothes.

What’s Mica?

Mica is a naturally derived mineral rock that is ground into fine particles then processed for human use. This is known as “cosmetic grade mica” and it’s what makes the powder smooth and keeps skin safe from irritation. Mica is found as the main ingredient in many mineral based makeup lines, and it’s claim to fame being sensitive-skin friendly.  Mica comes in all different colors and is used to color everything from lipstick to eye liner and even car paint.

INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS:

  • SUNFLOWER SEED OIL – Offers good absorption and barrier as it highly mimics human sebum so it does not clog pores.
  • GRAPESEED OIL – Easily absorbing, and helps glide on the mica without leaving a greasy feeling.
  • CALENDULA INFUSED APRICOT SEED OIL – Good for calming skin inflammation and sooth irritation cased by eczema and dermatitis.
  • VITAMIN E – A great antioxidant which helps repair skin and provides mild, UV protection
  • ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND – A floral + citrus blend keeps this fragrance light and fun.
  • MICA – A high quality, non-nano particle that is irritant free for most people with sensitive skin.

The added bonus to having radiant skin is all these skin loving oils will leave your skin incredibly soft too! So don’t be afraid to get close…

Hunnyhouse Co is a new small business founded in New Jersey, by Brooke Morelli, a full time wife and mother of 1. We are so happy to support her.  You can check out more of her beautifully handcrafted bath and beauty care on her Etsy shop.

Follow Hunnyhouse Co. on Instagram @hunnyhousebotanicalco for all things pink, magical and fairy tales.

 

$18.99 – Kona Body Coffee Scrub

Love the smell of coffee in the morning? Love soft skin?  Put them together and you have intoxicatingly good skin.

Kona Body products are specifically developed to detoxify and bring balance to your beauty routine by eliminating harmful chemicals found in everyday products.  A special blend of all natural ingredients will nourish and heal your skin by hydrating, softening, and alleviating the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.

INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS:

  • COFFEE – Ground coffee exfoliates, tightens and brightens the skin and is ideal for all skin types.
  • COCONUT SHELL POWDER – Coconut shell powder is a gentle, natural exfoliant used for a luxurious facial and body scrub and in cleansers and soaps.
  • COCONUT OIL : Coconut oil’s ability to nourish and heal the skin has been known in the tropics for hundreds of years.
  • HAWAIIAN PINK SALT –  Hawaiian pink salt is laden with minerals which play a key role in our skin’s health, function, and cellular communication.
  • DEMERARA SUGAR – Demerara sugar helps to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate the skin, protect the skin from toxins, and more.
  • CINNAMON – Cinnamon has been used for centuries in traditional medicines for its role in maintaining healthy skin.
  • HONEY – Honey is loaded with antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients that nourish, cleanse, and hydrate skin.
  • OATMEAL – Oats are used for treating skin conditions including itchiness, dryness, oiliness, weeping eczema, and contact dermatitis.
  • GRAPE SEED OIL – Grape seed oil is very rich in linoleic acid, easily absorbed by the skin, and therefore very useful and effective as a skin moisturizer.

All of these ingredients combine to deliver powerful moisturizing, cleansing and exfoliating abilities. The most important aspect of this scrub is it’s exfoliation process, really. In order to get the benefits of a moisturizer you must first clean the surface of your skin and remove dead skin cells that are literally creating a barrier between you and all the goodness your moisturizer has to offer.

In case you have never used a body scrub, it’s best applied in the shower.  Start by rinsing your face and body with water so the scrub can stick to you. Focus on areas like your tummy, butt, thighs and any other areas that could use a little tightening up. Oh did I mention the caffeine in the grounds helps to tighten you skin!? Well it does.

TIP :   You’ll want to cup a small amount in the palm of your hand and gently pat or place the scrub on your body so it will stick. Doing it haphazardly will result in grounds falling through your fingers and being wasted 🙁 Applying a little water to the grounds in your hand before applying also helps keep in on your skin.

With moist hands gently rub the scrub in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to get maximum benefits. You’ll be happy if you do! Then rinse well – very well – with warm water.  We are dealing with coffee so any residual particles may show up on your towel if it’s not rinsed well. It should wash out but a head’s up to avoid the same mistake I made.

Follow Kona Body on Instagram @konabody and check out a few of there other Kona Body blends on their homepage!

 

$14.95 – PleaseNotes Label of Love 

 

During these hotter days water should be your best friend to avoid dehydration, which will show up in your skin very quickly! So grab your favorite water bottle, preferably BPA free, or a reusable glass bottle and stay hydrated while you unlock more abundance, greatness, and joy!

PleaseNotes was started by Cheryl Sutherland, a millennial on a mission to promote, empower, and encourage women to love themselves with inspiration filled notes. In addition, she donates 10% of proceeds to organizations that support other people in creating their dreams! Gotta love that.

Each Diosa will get one surprise theme pack to infuse her water with intention! Each double sided label has a different personal quality or feeling on the front, and an affirmation on the back.

Each pack comes with three semi-permanent labels and a different theme to choose from! (The pictures below have 6 decals only to show the front and back of each decal.)

Cheeky  

  • Symbol : Flower of Life
  • Messages : Greatness – I Am Stepping Out In My Greatness!
  • Shine – I Am Shining Bright Today
  • Beauty – I Am Gorgeous Inside And Out

Confident

  • Symbol : Lotus Flower
  • Messages : Abundance – I Am Abundant In All Areas of My Life
  • Courage – I Am Choosing To Take Risks And Dare Greatly
  • Confidence – I Am Clear and Confident No Matter What

Carefree

  • Symbol : Om
  • Messages : Freedom – I Am Living My Life With Grace & Ease
  • Joy –  I Am Feeling Joy In All Situations
  • Love – I Am Giving And Receiving Genuine Love

These are great for glass bottles or on the front of a mug. They are semi permanent so they can be removed when you need to wash your container.  Each one is 3 x 3 inches in diameter.

Infuse your hydration with positivity and reach your fitness goals this summer!

LABEL OF LOVE – $14.95

$10 – Flamingo Drink Floaty – Lovebird Pair

What summer is complete without a pool party of some sort!?  You will be making new friends in no time with the summer’s cutest pool party accessory.

Each Diosa will get, not one, but TWO Pink Flamingo Drink Floaties to enjoy on your own or with your bestie. Perhaps you’ll make a new friend.

If you’re overdue on some quiet time in the bath, keep one of these floaties with you to make sure your wine glass is always within reach.

Happy Summer Love to you!

Love, Team Diosa!

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Summer Saule Diosa Box Will Have You Celebrating Summer In Style!

Summer Solstice has come and gone and it’s officially time to enjoy the longer days outdoors with friends and family, doing the things we love.

So this month, we look to Saulė (SEW-lay), the Baltic goddess of the Sun who bringing life, fertility, warmth, and health.  She is also known as the patron of children, most notably orphaned children.

In fact, the Lithuanian phrase for “a place under the sun” translates to ” vieta po saule”, reminding us that we are all children of the Sun.

Like many other Sun deities, she was honored during summer solstice and revered for the light and life that she brought with her, promising longer days, food from the earth, and new adventures to share with loved ones.

Saulė (Lithuanian: Saulė, Latvian: Saule) is the Baltic Goddess of the sun. Artwork by lombrascura

The legend of Saulė tells of her rising in the East wearing a braid of red fern blossoms, where she would dance and shine on the hilltops in Her silver shoes. At that moment, people would dive into east-flowing streams to bathe themselves in Her light. The women would sing goddess songs know as daina, and make braided wreaths to wear. Finally, everyone would gather around bonfires to sing the night away.

Saulė reminds us to be grateful for the friends and family who love us and help us to self care by enjoying these special moments that create the colorful story of our lives this summer.

If you’re ready to celebrate summer in style, these sneak peaks will get you excited to enjoy some fun in the sun and keep cool!  Hopefully you’ll get to enjoy a few bonfires too…mmmm s’mores!

 

Label of Love from PleaseNotes – Retail – $14.95 

Label of Love – $14.95

During these hotter days H2o should be your new best friend! So grab your BPA free, reusable glass bottle and stay hydrated while you unlock more abundance, greatness, and joy!

PleaseNotes was started by Cheryl Sutherland, a millennial on a mission to promote, empower, and encourage women to love themselves with inspiration filled notes. In addition, she donates 10% of proceeds to organizations that support other people in creating their dreams! Gotta love that.

Each Diosa will get one surprise theme pack to infuse her water with intention! Each double sided label has a different personal quality or feeling on the front, and an affirmation on the back.

Each pack comes with three semi-permanent labels and a different theme to choose from! (The pictures below have 6 decals only to show the front and back of each decal.)

Cheeky  

  • Symbol : Flower of Life
  • Messages : Greatness – I Am Stepping Out In My Greatness!
  • Shine – I Am Shining Bright Today
  • Beauty – I Am Gorgeous Inside And Out

 

Confident

  • Symbol : Lotus Flower
  • Messages : Abundance – I Am Abundant In All Areas of My Life
  • Courage – I Am Choosing To Take Risks And Dare Greatly
  • Confidence – I Am Clear and Confident No Matter What

Carefree

  • Symbol : Om
  • Messages : Freedom – I Am Living My Life With Grace & Ease
  • Joy –  I Am Feeling Joy In All Situations
  • Love – I Am Giving And Receiving Genuine Love
  •  Each one is 3 x 3 inches in diameter.

These are great for glass bottles or on the front of a mug. They are semi permanent so they can be removed when you need to wash your container.

Infuse your hydration with positivity and reach your fitness goals this summer!

LABEL OF LOVE – $14.95

Flamingo Drink Floaty – Lovebird Pair – $10

What summer is complete without a pool party of some sort!?  You will be making new friends in no time with the summer’s cutest pool party accessory.

Each Diosa will get, not one, but TWO Pink Flamingo Drink Floaties to enjoy on your own or with your bestie.

If you’re overdue on some quiet time in the bath, keep this friend with you to make sure your wine glass is always within reach.

So exctied to share some other skin loving products, as always our skin care is all natural, toxic-free and cruelty-free.

Order your Summer Saulė Diosa Box by June 30th to get free shipping. Subscribe today and get a free gift included in your first box!

 

 

Juno’s Protection Delivers on Effective and Non Toxic Sunscreen & Mosquito Repellent

Are you ready for summer, Diosa? With the Juno’s Protection Diosa Box you are definitely on your way!

Inspired by Juno, a Roman Goddess known as the protector of Women, we wanted to deliver some essential tools to help you go into summer, prepared and ready to have all the fun safely and happily.

This month’s box is valued at  $88.  (Corrected from the previously listed $83) Get yours here and get $5 off with code “JUNO” at checkout!

25 SPF Mineral Sunscreen by BEAUTY BY EARTH -$14.99

25 SPF Mineral Sunscreen by BEAUTY BY EARTH -$14.99

Unlike chemical sunscreens, that leach toxins right into your body, Beauty by Earth has crafted a natural sunscreen that provides a layer of mineral based protection that sits on top of your skin.  Safe for kids and no waiting to jump in the water. Just apply and enjoy!

If this is your first time using a mineral based sunscreen, then Welcome!  We understand it can be a DAUNTING task if you don’t know what to look for, but making the switch is so much better for your health in the long run.

Download the Full 2017 Summer Sunscreen Guide! 

Below is crash course in what you need to know about sunscreen.

The key point to remember is that no matter what you choose to use, sunscreen should protect more than it damages.

The Beauty by Earth 25 Sunscreen is a great non-toxic low SPF formula that can be used daily. It’s safe for children, people with sensitive skin, and reef safe, so you can enjoy your favorite snorkeling spots. It offers enough protection during daily activities without completely blocking skin’s ability to convert Sun exposure into Vitamin D – necessary for all humans.

Just make sure to shake well, apply liberally and rub it in well. You will see a slight whiteness on your skin but this is how mineral based sunscreens work. They sit ON TOP of your skin rather than in your skin. Test a pea size amount on your face and spread evenly.

THE PROBLEM WITH COMMON SUNSCREENS

In recent years there has been a ton of developing research on the toxicity of common household sunblocks and their roles as hormone disruptors. The main concern is the chemical ingredients known as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, which are found in most humans who use sunblock. It’s even found in breast milk. The real problem here is there isn’t enough information regarding the effects of long term exposure to chemicals like these. We do know they lower testosterone in males and they act as a weak estrogen in women, causing reproductive issues like endometriosis.

Another related issue is that the FDA is grandfathering in old ingredients from the 1970s that were considered safe when sunscreen safety first started rather than retesting them. In studies conducted by  the Danish EPA, it’s stated, “There isn’t enough information on the ingredients in sunscreen and their link to cancer.  Sixteen of the 19 ingredients studied had no information about their potential to cause cancer. And while the published studies suggest that several chemical filters interact with human sex or thyroid hormones, none of the ingredients had sufficient information to determine the potential risks to humans from hormone disruption. ” (Danish EPA 2015). So we are kind of in the dark about how dangerous this stuff really is. However, we do know that Melanoma is on the rise, seeing patients as young as 30 years old, and most commonly it affects women!

QUICK TIPS! INGREDIENTS AND DILUTION MATTER 

  • Basics: Sunscreens are either made of chemicals or the sun reflecting mineral, zinc or a combination of the two.
  • The dilution of Zinc Oxide in each batch is extremely important! Without having the CORRECT AMOUNT needed to act as a sunblock can be more dangerous  since the other ingredients act as an oily magnification for the sun.
  • You want to see “NON-NANO Zinc” listed as the active ingredient.  A nano particle will enter the bloodstream but a non-nano particle will not. For that reason, non-nano is safer than the mineral Titanium Dioxide, which is normally micronized, and chemicals that enter the bloodstream and alter DNA, like Oxybenzone, Homosalate, and Octinoxate, which you’ll want to avoid as well.
  • Zinc Oxide needs to be at a concentration of 10%-20% with a bare minimum of 5% to be safely effective.  (Beauty by Earth is at 14%)
  • You want to AVOID the ingredient “retinyl palmitate,” a Vitamin A derivative.  Although Vit. A is a powerful antioxidant, it should only be taken orally as a supplement or better yet, as antioxidant rich foods like carrots, spinach, and fish. Recent studies have shown that retinyl palmitate causes phototoxicity and can increase your risk for sunburn! At it’s worse it can act as a photocarcinogen – meaning that it can speed the development of skin tumors and lesions on sun-exposed skin. Not good.

LISTED INGREDIENTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vegetable Glycerin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Organic Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Organic Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Pulp Extract Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Zinc Oxide (Non-nano)

AVOIDING DIRECT SUN EXPOSURE IS BEST 

  • Practice safety in the sun by wearing hats and protective clothing.
  • Stay in the shade or carry a fun parasol.
  • Make sure your sunglasses protect against UVA and UVB rays.
  • Eat sun fighting superfoods the help protect you from the inside out.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours. SPF 25 allows for 80 minutes of sun time, but you should reapply after you towel dry yourself. Remember, it sits on top of your skin, so drying off will take it off.

LET’S BE REAL… 

We all want to limit the amount of toxic ingredients we put on and in our bodies. But, let’s be real, we won’t always have access to toxic free sunscreen when we need it! How many times have you said, “Can I borrow some sunscreen, I forgot mine?”

Exactly. So if your skin will be exposed to the sun for long periods of time,  use the least harmful product you can get your hands on. Read the label and make an informed decision.  If for a day or two, you have to slather yourself in sunblock containing some of the chemicals listed above (until you do get yourself a non-toxic formula), it may not be as bad as going without any for the sake of “purity” and getting a sunburn that could potentially put you at higher risk for skin cancer down the road.

In this case we are compromising on mild exposure to a toxic ingredient versus the fact that the sun’s UVA and UVB rays will burn your skin and that can put you at risk for developing skin cancer.

If you are still on the fence about using mineral based sunscreens and you want to use the chemical based sunscreens, this article has a practical outlook on “everyday use sunscreen” vs. “occasional use sunscreen”, examining all natural sunscreen and sunscreens that use a combination of chemical and mineral ingredients. Again, looking at the best case scenario.

No matter what our stand is, we aim to inform and provide our readers with as many resources on this topic so you can educate yourself and make the best decision that works for you. Your happiness and safety is our number one concern, not brands.

Hi(m+a)layan Lip Balm by M+A Naturals – $6.50

Hi(m+a)layan Lip Balm by M+A Naturals – $6.50

This organic cooling lip balm is handmade in small batches by M+A Naturals using nature’s best ingredients known for keeping lips hydrated and protected from harsh weather.

At the bottom of the lip balm is a thin layer of pink himalayan salt. Eventually it mixes together and it’s purpose is to deliver minerals to your lips. This has a nice glow to it so you can also apply as a  natural gloss or under lipstick for a bold summer look. 

This is a very unique lip balm being perfected by Marisa, the owner of M+A. who believes “in caring for your self through actively listening to your body and intuition.” Head over to their website here  to learn more about this brand inspiring women to live and care for themselves holistically.

INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS:

  • ORGANIC COCOA BUTTER – Protects against cold & dry weather, keeping your lips smooth and nourished. The emollient properties of cocoa butter act as a protective barrier by supplying and retaining moisture in the lips and skin. Cocoa butter also contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, which can help slow the signs of aging. Pamper your pucker with a cocoa butter lip balm daily to keep lips well-moisturized and soft no matter what Mother Nature has in store..
  • ORGANIC BEESWAX – Plays an important role in moisturizing and protecting you from harsh weather.  Beeswax actually aids in the healing process, so you can say au-revoir to cracked, dry lips.
  • ORGANIC COCONUT OIL – Locks in moisture to keep lips nourished and smooth.
  • ORGANIC CASTOR OIL – Moisturizes and nourishes your lips, helping you stay clear of fine lines.
  • ORGANIC HONEY – Naturally brightens and evens out lip color. Also great to add a natural plump to your lips making them look bigger, and brighter.
  • ORGANIC VITAMIN E –  Helps get that beautiful color back to your lips, while making them smooth and supple.
  • ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OILS –  Included in lip balm for a  subtle minty fresh scent.

 

Bug Spray Oil from The Box Plant – $15.99

Bug Spray Oil from The Box Plant – $15.99

With the latest outbreak of Zika Virus, protecting you and your family from mosquitoes and the diseases they bring has never been more important.  Depending on where you are in the country, summer can be a mosquito breeding ground. 

While living in the Caribbean, Tricia, the creator of the The Box Plant had a very real need to make a bug spray that worked.  We’ve found the best products are great because they are being developed by a super mom or family member with a lack of safe and effective remedies available to them. In most cases it’s a mom trying to provide relief or comfort to their baby’s sensitive skin or in this case, prevent family members from the Zika virus! 

What’s great is this  also protects from fleas, flies, bugs, spiders, beetles, and bedbugs – which have also been on the rise in recent years.

 

Finally! No gross chemicals to choke on before enjoying the outdoors mosquito free!  Getting a mouthful of chemical laced bug spray is the worst!  Rest assured each ingredient in The Box Plant’s Bug Spray Oil is 100% natural and safe for you and your family. This  oil blend absorbs quickly and smells like a forest of Eucalyptus trees. If heading outdoors, be sure to reapply every couple of hours. 

The main ingredient acting as an insect repellent is Neem Oil, which is plant derived from the Margosa Trees native to India and Asia. It’s used in many Ayurveda medicines  and has a ton of beneficial homeopathic uses and remedies, including pet flea control, fungal remedies, and dandruff control just to name a few.

INGREDIENTS + DIRECTIONS

  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Neem oil
  • Essential oil blend

DIRECTIONS:  Shake well before each use and apply generously to your skin.

Use code “SUMMER2017” and get 10% off your first purchase with The Box Plant.  Expires August 31, 2017. Visit their Etsy store here to discover more natural plant based essential oil blends and sprays. Free shipping on all domestic orders.

Immunity Tincture by NATIVE NATURE – $14.99 

$14.99 – Immunity Tincture by NATIVE NATURE

The biggest summer culprit looks like this: Drive to all the places, do all the things, get surrounded by all the people, sleep less than 8 hours, feel “extra tired” one day, then get sneezed on by someone who’s not sick and “just has allergies.” Don’t let that ruin your summer! Practice preventative care with Nature’s Nectar when you’re feeling “extra tired.”

This herbal supplement has worked it’s magic around here and when deliveries keep this Diosa up till wee hours of the morning, lack of sleep is the quickest way to weaken the immune system.  I’ve had this in my bag since I got it and reach for it when I feel I need a boost.

In a glass of water this actually tastes quite nice and is mildly sweet, delightfully unexpected!

INGREDIENTS + DIRECTIONS:

  • Grain alcohol(40%-70%)
  • Extracts of Echinacea purpurea
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Zingiber officinale
  • Astragalus membranaceus
  • Sambucus racemosa
  • Mohonia aquifolium.

DIRECTIONS: Take 30-40 drops (approximately one dropperful) in a little water up to 3x-4x a day to boost immune function. For best results, take for short periods of time when you feel your immune system needs support.

* Contains alcohol and should not be consumed by women who are pregnant or nursing.

Coconut Oil Makeup Remover by NIU BODY – $14.99

Coconut Oil Makeup Remover by NIU BODY – $14.99

Use code 10AGAIN and save 10% off your first order with NIU BODY!

Protect your skin and eyes from harsh makeup removers that burn and strip your skin, leaving it dry and irritated. Niu Body’s combination skin formula makes this perfect for regulating oil production during the hot summer months while not drying you out.

Without getting too scientific, the main ingredient here is in fact coconut oil. But as we all know, not all oils are made the same. In this case we are seeing coconut oil in a new way, perma-liquid!

Fractionated coconut oil, also called “liquid coconut oil,” is a form of coconut oil that has had the long-chain fatty acids removed by way of hydrolysis and steam distillation.

Amazingly, this process allows the oil to retain its wonderful healing and moisturizing benefits without becoming solid at room temperature. Super annoying when you are down to the bottom of the jar during winter time.

INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS

  • FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL – The magic behind all NIU BODY makeup removers, this oil easily removes even the toughest waterproof makeup while hydrating and keeping wrinkles at bay.
  • YLANG-YLANG OIL – Stop counting sheep and start catching zzz’s! This oil calms nerves, reduces anxiety, and stimulates relaxation, all while reducing skin inflammation and oil production.
  • ROSE GERANIUM OIL – This fragrant oil really packs a punch! It fights bacteria to clear up skin, and also smells like a divine bouquet of citrus and rose, transforming your bathroom into a little secret garden.

DIRECTIONS :  Pour desired amount of cleansing oil on cotton pad, or cotton swab to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. Reapply as needed, makeup should come off smoothly. This is all about protection, so don’t rub too hard. Gently massage into skin and remove excess with cotton pad. If needed, rinse skin to remove excess oil. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Do not use if allergic to ingredients or sensitive to coconut or essential oils. As always, do a test patch on your skin before using. 

 

Black Tourmaline Brass Cuff by Adam Rabbit – $20 

Black Tourmaline Brass Cuff by Adam Rabbit – $20

Juno’s Protection would not be complete without this black tourmaline beauty from Adam Rabbit. Known as “THE” protection stone, it also helps promote grounding, health, happiness, luck, and positivity – so you can enjoy the summer! 

Most stones and crystals go up on a shelf, an alter, or tucked away in a pocket. The Diosa in us all wants a gemstone that we can show off and love wearing! So an awesome jewelry piece felt only right at the start of summer. Adam Rabbit is such an amazing shop, you will want to buy everything! …You’ve been warned.

Black tourmaline is a great stone to keep close because of it’s protective qualities. Great for those who are in contact with a lot of people throughout the day like nurses, teachers, or for those of you who work in busy offices.

We are made of energy, and contact with people puts us in a position to receive energy and exert energy – good or bad.  Just think of those people who have a calming presence.  Amazing right? Well this is for those other people. The not so calming people who come around and just drain the energy out of you. Or maybe they come to you and dump negative energy by complaining about everything or telling you about every bad thing that “always happens” to them.

Keep this on your left hand and keep the positive energy in and the negative energy away. Not only with this repel other people’s energy but it will also absorb and keep your own negative energy flowing out.

To preserve your black tourmaline stone, it’s best to avoid getting raw stones wet, or they will start to chip. Be careful not to drop it or it will break. These are natural gemstones and should be handled with love and respect.

Now that you are protected, enjoy the summer and get ready for July’s Diosa Box – celebrating the month with an all fun summer party box! 

Pre-Order our next box here and save 5$ using the code word JUNO at checkout! 

Flowers and Love Diosa Box Brings Joy to A LOT of Happy Mammas

Diosa Box Love & Flowers – May 2017

Hi Diosas!

Thank you for a successful month! We sold out of the Flowers and Love Diosa Boxes and with good reason. These products are AMAZING!

Yea…I know, I say that a lot, but seriously. This is probably one of my personal favorites because, one, I LOVE flowers and two, every single product is A+ quality magic with some powerful, all natural ingredients made by some incredibly talented and magical women.

A HUGE shoutout to our vendors who really helped us get some higher end products that normally, we are not able to do while keeping our costs down for you. So please support these wonderful makers. If you like what we have curated this month, let us know and let them know as well! I’ll link all their info below.

Rose Essence Exfoliating Face Toner – $24

Use codeword DIOSABOX to get 20% OFF your first order with Leaf Seed Berry!

We kept the next product on the hush because we didn’t want to ruin the surprise, because holy wow! One smell and you’ll know how special it truly is. Just look at that deep rich color. That’s 100% natural plant ingredients that are about to do some serious (but gentle) work on that pretty little face of yours.

This powerful tonic is so much more than just a toner. If you’re looking for an all-natural way to experience less breakouts, smoother skin, and an overall refreshed and brighter look with the appearance of smaller pores, look no further. – Jessica, Owner of Leaf Seed Berry

Indeed! This is no ordinary toner, which is why it’s called “exfoliating” toner. It is essentially helping to regenerate new skin cells naturally, it hydrates, disinfects and PREVENTS the degradation of collagen in your skin.

After a week you will start to see some very noticeable improvements in overall skin texture. A little tighter around the eyes and forehead, your pores will start to shrink and your skin will appear smoother, cleaner, and brighter!

I personally love the way this elixir has restored a natural glow and healthy color in my skin while shrinking my pores! I was blessed with big ‘ole pores. So I try really hard to make them simmer down. I know they will never truly go away, but I’m getting close with this incredible Rose Exfoliating Toner!  It will be a challenge to find a better toner with such immediate results.

Take a look at these Power Players of ingredients & their benefits :

  • Willow bark extract – a naturally-sourced salicylic acid, but comes with none of the drawbacks commonly associated with its use, primarily irritation. As such, it is a safe way to reap the benefits of a beta-hydroxy acid, which enhances skin cell turnover by promoting exfoliation resulting in a general improvement in the appearance of the skin and a smoothing effect with accompanying reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. With its antimicrobial properties, it’s useful as a remedy for problem skin conditions, including blemishes.
  • Aloe vera juice, geranium rose essential water, and chamomile extract helps to soothe and cool the skin, and reduce inflammation and redness.
  • Organic licorice root extract – Works to brighten the skin and increase luminosity naturally, while ameliorating age spots and irregular skin pigmentation.
  • Organic ginger root extract – Excellent anti-aging protection due to its ability to almost totally inhibit collagen degradation, with high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Organic green tea and goji berry extracts – Even MORE powerful antioxidant and anti-aging protections.

Gentle enough to use on all skin types. Especially ideal for those with mature and/or acne-prone skin. It is always recommended that you do a patch test before using all over face (especially if you have very sensitive skin).

Be sure to read the directions as this asks you to wait 10 MINUTES AFTER APPLICATION TO APPLY A MOISTURIZER.  

Personally I like to use this toner and wait the full ten minutes, then follow up with a standard misting toner (usually a simple recipe of  water, aloe juice, glycerine and some essential oil) right before I apply a facial serum. I really like the way misting toners help to spread the serum around my face, which avoids using too much!

Jasmine Essence Body Oil with Jasmine Essential Oil – $18

Another jewel from Leaf Seed Berry, because how could we NOT include jasmine in our floral box!?  Don’t forget you get 20% off your first order with Leaf Seed Berry. Find them online or on Etsy!

Warm, flowery, and exotic is the perfect description for this body oil. It’s not in liquid form, so it’s more like a solid butter. A little goes a long way, so apply to really dry skin like knees, elbows and arms.

Or if you want to smell sweet, add a little to your neck like a perfume. This is a natural fragrance so it only has about a 5 hour staying power, like with most natural essential oils.

This solid body oil melts delicately into the skin. Not only is your skin left nicely moisturized with a non-greasy feeling, but beautifully scented as well, and not in an overpowering way.

It’s simple, elegant and smells incredible. A perfectly made body oil that gets the job done, and then some!

Ingredients:

  • Pure jasmine essential oil
  • Organic coconut oil
  • Sustainably-harvested palm kernel oil

Skin Repair Balm : Yarrow + Usnea – $12

I can’t say enough about this incredible brand, moreover, this product! Not only is it made by hand with lots of love, but it’s packaging is beautiful and it delivers excellent healing benefits without harsh chemicals or irritants.

In my opinion, I’d say this is the best pocket sized first aid kit you will ever need.  I test all our products – the great ones that end up in our boxes and the not so good ones that will never be mentioned.

When I received this batch of Skin Repair Balm, I had JUST woken up to a super unpleasant rash around my eyes. I was up late working and just passed out without taking off my makeup. When I woke up I washed my face and felt very tender around my eyes, mostly on the sides and right below my bottom lashes. As my skin dried, that tender area got really dry and itchy.

Needless to say I had a reaction to the mascara I had left on overnight. I remember the  itchy feeling and rubbing my eyes. Not smart, I know. My mom would have a field day with this story. But, I just thought I was experiencing the normal, tired, itchy eyes thing, and I just needed some rest.

With sheer excitement, I decided it was the PERFECT time to break out into a gnarly rash and test some product!

I applied a little dab – all over the rash – and let it glisten my troubles away. The smell is earthy, green, and fresh. It didn’t burn at all and actually soothed the itching quite quickly.  I applied every night and once in the afternoon.  By the third morning the rash was pretty much gone. I couldn’t see it and had to look for one teeny tiny little abrasion still there. Dab! Here’s some more. Be GONE!

This is specially formulated to heal and it does exactly that.

Know someone with eczema that can’t handle the harsh creams from the doctor?  Have a ton of mosquito bites? Dealing with razor burn, breakouts, bug bites, rashes or sunburns?  This balm will take care of it!

Fun Fact!

It’s called a night cream because the thick balm will make the application area shiny and glisten. But if you’re like me, you won’t care. When applying to your face, you will start your own highlighter fashion trend.

Ingredients and benefits include:

  • Infused oil of locally sourced Yarrow* is a classic herb that has been used to help reduce bleeding and general wound care.
  • Infused oil of ethically wildcrafted Usnea is the long haired looking lichen that you see on trees was added to further the antimicrobial benefits.
  • Frankincense and Helichrysum* essential oils help reduce bleeding, inflammation and  dissipate the pain around the injury plus lessen scarring.
  • Locally sourced Calendula* infused oil was added as a general skin tonic.  Calendula oil has been known to fight infection, protect skin from free radicals, reduce inflammation and breakouts and increases circulation.
  • Myrrh and Lavender* essential oils help with itching caused by a scrape or a bite.
  • A base of unrefined, Apricot Kernel Oil*, Sunflower Seed Oil* and locally sourced Beeswax* base to soften and moisturize the skin.
  • * Denotes Organic

Lavender Eye Pillow Assorted Prints – $10

Relax with a soothing and stylish hand-crafted Floral Lavender Eye Pillow. Based out of California, this weighted cushion is perfect for meditation and yoga sessions, relieving headaches, tension, migraines, or to block the light out for day nappers.

Each box comes with a unique pillow, all hand stitched with a beautiful floral print.  From fun and festive to classic french inspired floral prints, know that yours is unique.

Filled with rice and French lavender floral buds, this weighted eye pillow is the perfect touch to a busy day. Place in the fridge for some cold relief to a hot day or heat in the microwave to soothe aches and pains.

Have a tension headache? Sooth the pain away by placing the pack in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. Let cool and apply over your eyes or your forehead for aromatherapy relief while the weighted pressure releases and comforts.

After heating for a max of 30 seconds, test on your inner arm to make sure the temperature is agreeable. Please DO NOT heat any longer than that or you could scald your skin.

Each bag should remain naturally fragrant for up to one year. Remove the outer bag to hand wash when necessary. And if you feel the fragrance slipping feel free to reach out to Hannah at PeaceLoveCraftDesign and order a new insert.

May the power of flowers be with you!
Nicole Torres

Owner and Creator of Diosa Box

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Diosa Box Honors the Queen of May this Mother’s Day

On the eve of May Day, the ancient celebration of Spring across the Northern hemisphere, today seemed like the perfect time to share this with you all.

All things seem possible in May. We are noticing the brighter mornings with melodies being sung from our visiting feathered friends and Mother Nature is bursting with flora.

The evenings are warmer with cool breezes and we still have over a month to breath in spring air while dreaming of summer days to come.

Everything feels healthier, warmer, and more colorful. We are literally growing into a state of abundance!
To celebrate this time of esteem and vivacity we look to the Welsh Goddess of Flowers and Love. Creiddylad (cree-THIL-ahd) is the eternal Queen of May, who is forever constant and always seeking peace and stability.
Photo Source: Spring/Summer 2014 Cameo The Label Lookbook

Creiddylad is a fruitful Celtic fairy promising love, a golden glowing sun-flowing and giving of life sort of love. And she, like the month of May, reminds us of the necessity of self-love and balance, and how endurance through tougher times rewards us with growth and abundance. In nature and in life.

To compliment your liveliness as you venture forth as a Mother Queen of May flowers we have selected a bouquet of floral inspired products, with 100% natural ingredients.

Some have the power of healing through live botanicals. Others linger with hypnotic aromas like jasmine, and rose, with its everlasting magical fountain of youth. Additionally, you can expect the therapeutic properties of lavender to help you calmly conclude your day.

What do you think about this theme this month?  We’d love to hear from you, so let us know what you think and who you’d like to see honored as our next mighty Diosa.

Did you know May’s full moon is also called the “Flower Full Moon” or as some Native American tribes call it, the “Mother Moon”? How beautifully magical  is that? 

Love and Light,
The Diosa Box Team

Today is the last day to pre-order this curate selection. Click the image to pre-order the Flowers and Love Diosa Box for the special goddess in your life. 

Diosa Box Delivers an Ancient Chinese Beauty Secret for Youthful Skin That Lasts

May 2017 Sneak Peek : Flowers & Love Diosa Box Delivers Ancient Beauty Secrets with Kore Herbal Alchemy!

This month we are proud to introduce our feature product by Kore Herbal Alchemy, which specializes in herbal beauty products for skin + spirit.

The Flowers & Love Diosa Box delivers REMEDY, a luxury rose clay mask featuring, rose flower, yarrow, lavender flower, dandelion and a key ingredient that has been used for centuries by royalty and is well known as an ancient Chinese beauty secret.

There are lots of Asian “secrets” to beautiful, youthful skin and Pear Powder is one of them, spanning centuries and across many cultures. Similarly, Latin American women, especially those in coastal regions, used “Nacar” (na-khar) in skin care which is the innermost layer of the nautilus shell.

Pearl powder was actually taken orally for the high vitamin and mineral content by Wu Zetian, the only female empress of China. It’s been said she had youthful complexion well into her 80s!

 While the concept sounds far-fetched—or even inedible—it turns out that the elements that make pearls luminous and strong might, in fact, do the same for the body. The beads are comprised of 30 to 80 percent calcium, a well-established nutrient, and they also contain magnesium, amino acids, and trace minerals… – EVIANA HARTMAN, VOGUE.
REMEDY + FLORAL AND PEARLS facial mask contains the following ingredients with a some powerful benefits:
  • Pearl powder has been used to regenerate collagen and accelerate skin healing. It is high in amino acids and minerals.
  • Pearl powder is believed to tone the skin, diminish aging spots, sun damage and balance discoloration.
  • Rose clay removes impurities and stimulates circulation.
  • Lavender flower is antibacterial and antiinflammatory.
  • Dandelion is a detoxifying herb with high vitamin content to feed the skin.
  • Rose flower is high in vitamin c, toning and astringent meaning it pulls out excess oils.
  • Yarrow is a topical healer and skin repair for any broken skin, eczema or blemishes.
Treat yourself or the  Flower and Love Goddess in your life – just in time for Mother’s Day!

Click here to sign up by April 30th and pre-order your Flowers & Love Diosa Box with free shipping.

This Plant Based Magic is Led by Korie Goodman, a Professional Herbalist and Green Beauty Alchemist

As as a child, Korie fell in love with plants when walking the nature trails of her native Pennsylvania.

Being the daughter of an avid gardener, teacher, and folk herbalist, Korie has been learning about plants and their remedies all her life. The early education that started along the creek near her home turned into a lifelong passion for  healing herbs while being a “voice” for the plants or the plants.

“Many people see them as just food or weeds; when in fact; they can heal a scar, repair skin, nourish our bodies and make us smell, feel and look beautiful!” – Kori 

Do Korie and her plants have your attention? They sure have ours! Follow her amazing journey on Instagram @kore.herbal.

Through an immersive visual story you can follow her days in the forests of Portland, Oregon, where she now calls home. She graciously shares recipes and pictures of the new potions she’s creating.

You can also find her hosting workshops that teach other goddesses how to harness the power of plants for beautiful youthful skin. So, if you’re in the Portland area, you should definitely check one out!

Tree foliage is plentiful, grass is tall, buds are open. Be like the bloom and turn your face toward the sun.

Love,
The Diosa Box Team
www.diosabox.com

Click here to sign up by April 30th and pre-order your Flowers & Love Diosa Box with free shipping.

Sources:

HARTMAN, EVIANA . http://www.vogue.com/article/pearl-powder-skin-food-supplements-amanda-chantal-bacon / “Could Pearl Powder Save Your Skin? Introducing the Strangest Beauty Superfood Yet”. Vouge. 

All natural and organic self-care for body and soul. Unbox your inner Goddess with Diosa Box!