How Do You Find Clarity Among The Chaos?

How Do You Find Clarity Among The Chaos?

“I am guided by my inner wisdom. I love, accept and trust myself fully.”

Sometimes life pulls us in so many directions, it’s hard to keep our wits about us. We feel overwhelmed, stretched too thin and depleted. Our instinct is too often to try to escape the chaos in our own heart, and to search outside ourselves for things that will make us feel better.  What if the answer is simply to sit still?  To tune in.  To quiet the madness of our own minds to really feel and hear our own voices.

Truth is, when we are in the midst of of feeling overwhelmed, it’s hard to find clarity. It’s even harder to be present, much less to tap into our inner wisdom and fully love ourselves. But unless we stop the vicious cycle of self-neglect, the consequences can take a toll on our well-being.

It doesn’t have to be so hard.  When we created Salty Bath, our mission was more than just providing amazing, pure, high-integrity bath and body products. The broader mission is to help motivate people to take better care of their bodies, in every sense of the word: physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.

Our experiences are especially created for people who find it hard to sit still and not feel guilty for doing so. For the multi-tasker. The crazy-busy/never-has-time person. The can’t-afford-to-go-to-the-spa person. The curious-about-meditation person. The yogi. The athlete.  The chronically fatigued. The stay-at-home- mom.  The stay-at-home-dad. The list of people our bath experiences helps goes on and on.

Why are we so passionate about this? Well, for starters, we have seen first-hand how being a slave to your schedule and your obligations, but not to yourself can create significant levels of stress.  But when we began living intentionally – meditating, spending more time in nature, focusing on our heart’s desire, paying attention to our intuition, and dedicating time to restore our energy, for example — we noticed big shifts. Rituals and simple routines are very grounding as well as empowering. When we noticed how well our bath soaks worked and how they ticked off so many boxes for holistic health, we knew we wanted to share this experience with the world, to create something that was there for you instead of you having to go out and find it yourself.  All the work, the details and the hassle have been done, so that you simply get to experience the journey.  The journey though is deeply personal and rewarding because it becomes yours and yours alone. Every bath comes with a mantra/ meditation card and other spirited goods to support you on your path to serenity.

In a simple 20-minute warm soak in the privacy of your own bathtub, you will go from chaos to calm. From overwhelmed to overjoyed.  From tense to relaxed. When you are in this relaxed state, you begin to get clarity and your spirit is restored. The cycle of self-neglect has been broken, and you now have an amazing ritual that centers you, heals you, empowers you.

The funny thing is, if you think just spending 20 minutes with yourself is hard or impossible, then you should check out Kyle Cease. We love Kyle’s work and impact as a best-selling author/”transformational comedian,” which has won him a worldwide cult-like following. He also advocates meditation and falling in love with your fears because that is where the gold is…and he sits quietly for 2 hours a day! We got to check out his Evolving Out Loud tour in New York last year and were completely blown away and inspired. Why not start with a warm soak for 20 minutes and see where that takes you?

Our belief is whatever you can do to truly tune in and hear your own thoughts but also conquer your fears, doubts or limitations, you should do! And what we have been learning is that so many people find it hard to just start. Our self-care packages can be a very effective tool for that, and for your own transformational journey. Or, you may be looking for a great way to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and sleep better, in which case, you will be happy to know our soaks do that too! The fun is in the discovery — and that discovery is defined by you.

ANNOUNCING THE BOX THEME FOR JUNE

Each month, we create a new theme and a curated self-care experience. As makers of small-batch bath soaks and body products, the monthly soak is the crown jewel and the theme drives the elements of that. For June our theme is CLARITY. We have designed our exclusive BRAIN BOOSTER SOAK experience with the healing powers of mineral salts sourced from the Dead Sea infused with 5 wondrous essential oils known for their ability to enhance cognitive function and sharpen mental focus. As you soak in the warm water, this formula draws out toxins from the body, and replenishes it with vital minerals to balance and restore your energy.  The essential oils further enhance your experience based on each oil’s specific properties. Leveraging the power of nature is a wholesome way to feel deeply connected to yourself and the world around you.

Our SALTY BRAIN BOOSTER features ROSEMARY oil, known for its entire body-strengthening ability and healing powers related to increasing mental energy and working wonders for anxiety. ORANGE oil promotes a feeling of happiness and warmth, relieves anger and anxiety, detoxifies the body and promotes an overall sense of well-being. Next, LAVENDER oil to help get you relaxed and in a better frame of mind, and SANDALWOOD oil, one of the most beneficial and calming oils widely known for its ability to effect a “union of the senses,” and incredibly harmonizing for the mind, helping to reduce daily stress, tension and confusion; and finally LEMON oil which is super uplifting and aids in maximum brain efficiency.

Our custom blended, natural and organic ingredients will provide you with the ultimate affordable luxury, where you not only have a spa-like experience at home, but also enjoy the luxurious benefits of our natural products without any negative side effects or harsh chemicals.

What else will our June “CLARITY” box include? Well, you will just have to stay tuned for sneak peeks, of course!

Luxuriate in all the possibilities of giving your overworked self the love it deserves. Soak away toxins, stress, pain, anxiety, and aches, while you breathe in the healing aroma of natural essences selected to transport you to sacred places filled with life’s abundance, love and prosperity. The next time you feel overwhelmed with the rigors of a busy and blessed life, take a deep breath and get thee to the tub.  Salty Bath has everything you need to be the best you can be, and more importantly, to love yourself…guilt-free!

–Om, Shanti, OM!

 

Meet Clear Quartz

Meet Clear Quartz

The Master Healer

Clear Crystal Is The Master Healer

Living more fully can often mean working to create positive change in our lives. Whether you’re working through a rocky relationship, changing jobs, dealing with grief, deepening gratitude or seeking peace, the vibrational powers of healing crystals have helped many people experience rejuvenation. Each month, we will feature a new stone and share it’s properties with you. For a holistic approach, if you decide to use crystals try incorporating mantras and meditations; we’ll be making some recommendations for those as well.

THIS MONTH’S CRYSTAL PROFILE

Clear Quartz is a power stone, the Master Healer. Key properties include:

  • Purification of spaces
  • Amplifies energy and thought; believed to increase spiritual wisdom
  • Aids in creativity
  • Promotes confidence and clarity
  • Provides protection
  • Works as a master healer with any type of healing/ conditions
  • Cleanses and charges other crystals

Clear Quartz is a high-vibration stone. You can place this stone anywhere on the body that needs healing, carry it in a pocket, keep it in a room or space where protection or cleansing is needed. It is particularly effective when placed on the crown chakra.  Adding Clear Quartz to your bath is a great way to help you tune in to your inner spirit and intuition.

Time Is A Precious Commodity

Time Is A Precious Commodity

Make Time For Yourself

Isn’t it funny that we fill up our time saying yes to things that often leave us depleted? It’s a trap that can falsely make you feel “productive.” And apparently a lot of us have fallen into it (I’m guilty of it, too).

Being “crazy-busy” or, having a “doing-it-all” mindset, has become the norm in our society.  It creates a vicious cycle where we end up putting ourselves at the bottom of our priority list because we have overcommitted our time.  Let’s face it, it just isn’t easy to take care of ourselves. Begrudgingly, I realized I needed to re-frame the concept of MY time. I could no longer rob myself of a good night’s rest because the wee hours gave me more time in my day. I promised myself to stop saying I was crazy-busy. My time on this planet is precious, so I wanted to be much smarter about it. I’m so glad I did, and there is no one happier than me that self-care has become a “national phenomenon.”

I recently heard Arianna Huffington talk about her New York Times bestseller, The Sleep Revolution, and how we spend more time re-charging our smartphones than we do our own bodies. That really struck a chord.

The first thing I committed to doing was scheduling time WITH MYSELF. Twenty minute chunks daily, without digital screens. Then, I took it a step further and created a sacred space for that special time, which completely transformed my life.  These moments were like mini-vacations in my day.  Time to be creative, relax, be still, write in a notebook, drink tea, listen to music, whatever fed my soul. Creating time and a special place for myself was empowering. At home, my tub became one of my favorite sacred spaces. Being able to lock the door meant it became my private sanctuary. Being able to spend a few moments in a meditative state, in the warm, salty, aromatic water is magical and centering. I could — and did — shift my energy and my mindset whenever I needed to. So if you lack space, but have a bathtub, you can easily escape to a private retreat without doing anything radical.  If you are inspired to create a space that helps you connect to your inner spirit, check out the tips in this great article.

The most fascinating part about being disciplined to schedule time to connect with yourself is it how it brings more energy, focus, and amazingly, more purpose-driven activity to the forefront.  For sure, I am more intentional about my calendar. I am still a person who enjoys a very full, family/work centered life. As a creative entrepreneur, I typically have a lot of big projects that I’m working on at once. But, I no longer say yes to pointless distractions, or anything that doesn’t align with my priorities. The best part about being more thoughtful about my self-care, and drilling down to what is essential in my life, is I’m more in the flow, and more present. Maybe it’s because I know when things get chaotic, I have my sacred space waiting for me. It’s not an external place I need to get to.

So, time is my friend. This moment is the best moment. Being present means never being crazy-busy again. For me, it means enjoying all the puzzle pieces that make up a life. And when you find something that brings you joy and connects you to your heart and soul, by all means — make time for it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Program A Crystal

How To Program A Crystal

Energy + Vibration + Frequency

Energy + Vibration + Frequency

We can thank Albert Einstein for helping us to understand the general theory of relativity, and the relationship between matter and energy.  In simple terms, you and everything around you, is made up of energy. That means all living objects – like humans – and all inanimate objects, such as crystals, all have a vibration.

When we interact with crystals, we are exchanging energy and affecting our own vibration. Crystals are a powerful way to bring about intentional change into our own lives, particularly since our personal “vibe” is easily influenced and can vary based on our emotions, our personal situations, what we eat, how we spend our time, our work/career, our family, you name it. Think about it, since we are all pure energy, on our own frequency, and emitting our own energy, our unique vibration is an important factor to how we all relate with one another. If we “vibe” with someone, it generally means we like them or feel connected to them or their energy. We are constantly exchanging energy with each other, and I for one, have experienced both sides of the coin. For example, being around a person with a “low vibe” feels like an energy suck, and being around someone with a high vibe feels exciting and positive. Interestingly, there is a whole “high vibe” lifestyle where you can find everything from food (generally in its raw form) to clothing dedicated to generating the highest positive vibes! And according to some, you can even incorporate crystals into your beauty routine to “pamper, balance and beautify.”

The vibration of crystals is constant, and in many cases, they operate on at very high levels.  Working with crystals as a healing technique dates back over 6,000 years ago, long before Einstein was born. Many people today use crystals to help focus a mindful practice, as well as help eliminate negativity and radiate more positivity. In essence, working with crystals helps us to raise our vibe higher, focus our mind, connect to our inner world, and bring about a desired change.

raise-your-vibration

Explore your inner Shaman! Healing crystals can be a great addition to your self-care routine (you have a self-care routine, right?). Because crystals are beautiful and each have their own unique characteristics and properties, they are also easy and fun to work with. You can carry them around with you, display them on your desk or in your home, some people like to create special spiritual altars, the possibilities are endless. I like to use them for visualization exercises, as well as to feng shui my home, and bath. The key, however, is activating, or programming the crystal to work with your energy.

Here’s how to do program your crystal:

Clear your stone.  I like to do a simple sea salt bath for the stone. Sea salt and water are amazing at ridding the stone of unwanted energy. Simply fill a bowl with water, add some sea salt, add some essential oils for an enhanced cleanse, and let it sit overnight.  (Note, if you have a “crumbly” type of stone, don’t use this method.  Instead, you can simply put your stone in the sunlight for a day.)

Dedicate your stone. Next, you will want to put your intention into the stone, or dedicate it. This is how you connect with your stone and its powerful, vibrational energy. Typically, you will want to hold the crystal in your left hand (your receiving side). Say aloud:

“I dedicate this stone to the highest good. I ask that it be received in love and light.”

Next is the programming part. Focus on your intention — protection, love, guidance, heal an illness, etc. — and state that intention by saying “I dedicate this stone for (your purpose).”

I love carrying them with me on a spa trip, or keeping my crystals close to me at home and lighting a candle alongside a newly programmed stone for extra mindfulness. Each time there is a New Moon, I create a stone cleansing ritual and re-program them as a way to bring into my life all the positive new energy and flush out any negativity that may be lingering.  I also love adding crystals and candles to my bath — it’s an amazing way to wash with energy and intent — especially crystals like Citrine (for prosperity, abundance and creativity) and Rose Quartz (which promotes joy and unconditional love).  For a truly holistic approach, I love to add a mantra or meditation into the mix.  These rituals are a great way to live more consciously, simply by tapping into the vibrational power of crystals. How will you use crystals to support your heart’s desire?