Happy New Year Diosas!
We invite you to start this year with us by setting intentions instead of resolutions. While a resolution is simply a decision to do or not do something, setting intentions are set in the positive and they are usually practiced in the NOW. Meaning, it forces you to take a literal moment with yourself to think, feel, and just be there in that space with whatever your intentions are. For example, one of the intentions I’m focusing on is to be more mindful of my work/life balance. I have added a very simple yet effective ritual to my self-care practice in which I light a candle and burn some palo santo. I sit in silence or listen to soothing music. After about 5 minutes I feel myself calm down and I’m able to clear away the chatter and noise in my head. The next moment is entered with focus and clarity. What kind of intentions are you setting this year? Share in the comments below!
Diosa Box is on a mission to bring self-care to the forefront of our fellow Diosa’s high-impact lives. We have curated this box with a few more spiritually centered items because we want to reinforce the belief in yourself, or for some, introduce you to new tools that will help you do so. Like they say, you have to “believe it to achieve it!” Setting intentions with the New Moon Diosa Box is really about including a ritual or practice that is enjoyable to you so that the intentions, goals, wishes, and dreams you have for the new year are met with love and a true belief that they will manifest for you. Always remember you are a powerful Diosa!
PALO SANTO HOLY WOOD
Palo Santo, also known as “Holy Wood”, is a sacred wood that comes from the Palo Santo trees of South America. It is similar to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal resin incense. Each eco-friendly incense stick is harvested from naturally fallen branches from Peruvian Palo Santo trees. These branches lay dormant for up to 10 years before harvesting. During that time they develop a natural resin which is what makes the smoke so fragrant.
Burn the end and let is smoke for a few seconds and then blow out the flame. You should see the red amber glow. Set it down on a safe glass, ceramic or metal holder and allow the sage-scented smoke to energize your space. It will only smoke for a minute or so, relight as necessary. To make it smoke continuously, place over a small coal, cone incense or keep a lit candle near by.
When burned, the smoke is believed to have medicinal, cleansing and therapeutic healing power. Burn while meditating, manifesting or cleaning your home and let this sacred sage-scented smoke clear away negative energy and energize your space in 2017!
FLYING WISH PAPER
We are absolutely in LOVE with this product! There’s something so amazing about doing things that nurture your soul and your inner child. This ritual is best practiced with a close friend or loved one, because we all know when we come together in positivity or prayer in support of another person, good things happen!
Each kit comes with 5 Wishing Platforms to place your wish upon when lighting. There are 15 sheets of Wish Paper to write your wishes, desires or trouble on. Is there something you want to let go of? Write it down! It’s all about what your intentions are and how you want to incorporate these items into something meaningful to you. Part of that can be letting go of things that don’t serve you. Remember the Hindu goddess Kali, known as the destroyer. In essence she is the goddess of time, change and transformation and this is what New Year reflections are all about. So lighting you wish paper on fire and watching it fly away. Say goodbye then say hello 2017!
Check out this video of us testing out the wish paper at home! Dramatic hand courtesy of my magical friend Holly <3 Video shot by Thomas James.
DREAM WEAVER MIST
We are so in love with this DREAM WEAVER MIST! This is a hot item and we’re so happy the timing worked out for this box! This 2 oz. botanical magical mystical spray is made with mugwort, aka artemisia vulgaris.Artemisia – a word derived from Artemis, the goddess of the forest, the hunt and the moon. You know how much we love our Diosas!
Mugwort is known for its connection with dreams, helping you calm yourself to sleep and dream more vividly, SO in the spirit of our New Moon New Year theme, we invite you to set your intentions for the year and dream your dreams to the forefront of your consciousness and make them a reality. Mugwort has also been used to keep evil spirits at bay and to cleanse negative energy – Bye Felicia!
I have to say, the more I hung out with mugwort, the more I realized I needed to come into my own badassness and follow my dreams- not other people’s expectations. – Fat and The Moon
Ingredients & Benefits :
The Dream Weaver Mist is a blend of a mugwort distillation made from wild mugwort, homemade lavender hydrosol, homemade California Poppy tincture and essential oils of clary sage and sage.
The lavender and sages help temper the vibes of the mugwort, calming us for sleep and allowing for a more gentle dreaming experience. California Poppy is added to curb nightmares.
Mist around your sleeping area before you hit the hay. Sweet Dreams in 2017!!
MASA & OLIVE FACE CLEANSER
We also snagged up another favorite item from F&M called Masa & Olive Face Paste! This is like nothing we’ve ever seen before, and in the spirit of a new year full of awesome new things we felt it was only fitting. This cleanser gently exfoliates while being super hydrating! That’s because its key ingredients are organic masa, aka corn flour, known for it’s grainy texture, which acts as a gentle polisher and stimulator. These gentle scrubbers are delivered via organic olive oil that dilutes and dissolves the pre-existing oils on your skin allowing the pore clogging dirt and bacteria to surface and be cleaned away. You’ll never have soap-stripped dry skin after cleansing again! This scrub will work with all skin types.
Stir before use!! These are all natural ingredients with no preservatives or thickening agents so it must be stirred before use, preferably with a clean metal or wooden utensil. Once smooth, take about a half a’ teaspoon of the scrub and rub in between your fingertips with a little water and massage into your face. If you are in the shower, apply the scrub and leave on to let the steam open your pores. Then rinse off with water and towel pat your face dry when you’re done.
Your face will be SO silky smooth and hydrated you will need less moisturizer and that is great on your wallet, right? This is perfect for those of you who are still fighting the winter chill. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Organic corn flour, Organic olive oil, Organic lavender essential oil
MONEY MAGIC MANIFESTATION CARDS
Ethony is a Reiki Practitioner, Aura-Soma Consultant, award winning Photographer, Artist, Eco Faerie, Gamer and all-round Goddess. She has been working and learning the world of Tarot for most of her life and has made a it her profession to work with clients and aid them in finding clarity, illumination and personal epiphanies. I invite you to check out her IG page, @ethony, which is phenomenal and peruse her website at http://ethony.com/ for a wealth of knowledge on tarot, oracle readings and many other amazing and FREE resources to help you connect with your higher self.
“Magic is everywhere and our lives can be truly enchanted if we are open and awakened” – Ethony
If you have never used manifestation cards, it’s one of the easiest things you can implement into your daily life. It’s as easy as “pick a card, any card.” Literally.
- Keep the deck in a place where you will see it often, like your desk at work, a personal meditation altar, or on a dresser or night stand.
- Clear your mind, take a deep breath and pick one card from the deck and and read it out loud.
- Carry the card with you or keep it somewhere you will see it throughout the day. You want to make the card your daily mantra so that these words will become so familiar to you that you eventually believe it and it’s manifested into existence. “If you believe it you can achieve it!”…I like to yell this out loud sometimes just because.
Money comes and goes but our attitudes about money determines everything. There have been countless books written about the psychology of money and our relationship with it. A lot of money issues stem from a belief that we just don’t think we are worthy of it. For example, “money is the root of all evil”, or “people with money are greedy and selfish!” All of this is nonsense! Just because someone is wealthy doesn’t make them evil. People who are good and noble deserve money too, we all do. You deserve money and abundance in all shapes and sizes! We truly believe these cards will get you into thinking positively about your relationship with money and yourself.
With practice and a daily card your positivity will lead you to the path of spiritual and financial abundance. Start by picking one card, any card. . .
SUGIMOTO AMERICA ORGANIC DAILY MATCHA
Matcha is the highest quality green tea you can find in powdered form. It’s loaded with antioxidants, most notably a naturally occurring compound called catechins. Specifically a catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), which makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea and has been linked to its cancer fighting properties.
In addition to being packed with health benefits, this tea in particular is made with the environment in mind. SÁ Organic Daily Matcha is grown on a traditionally self sustainable farm that practices symbiosis between human agriculture and the local flora and fauna. In fact, there are acres of protected grass that are there just to complete a lifecycle to grow, feed the animals who depend on it, and once the grass dies it’s used as fertilizer for the tea. It’s really an amazing process and we invite you to check out Sugimoto America’s website here for more info on growing, harvesting, additional health benefits, and some amazing matcha recipes! For an informative video tutorial on how to prepare matcha tea click here.
Tip: It’s best to keep your matcha powder free of moisture, air, and light. Try a chip clip or binder clip to seal the pouch and keep in an airtight container to lengthen the shelf life.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to coffee that still gets you going in the morning, try this delicious matcha milkshake!
Good Morning Matcha Green Shake
2 tsp SÁ Organic Daily Matcha (you may want to start with 1 tsp if you’re new to matcha)
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup spinach
1 Date (make sure it’s been pitted)
10 Ice Cubes
Blend all items together and enjoy!
For more amazing recipes from Sugimoto Matcha click here!
Thank you for subscribing to Diosa Box! We hope you enjoy the New Moon Diosa Box, remember the January new moon is on the 27th!! Tell us how you will make a new ritual to set intentions for the new year in the comments below!
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Written by Nicole Torres – Creator of Diosa Box