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An Autumn Meditation with Rotenburo Air

One of my favorite ways to appreciate autumn is by deep breathing with anything from the Rotenburo Air collection. This fragrance is wonderful for this time of year as it is a celebration of crisp clean air. The conifers in this fragrance, which include white pine and hemlock spruce, encourage deep breathing as does Omani white frankincense, which also encourages slow breathing. The following meditation is inspired by shinrin yoku – the Japanese relaxation practice of “forest bathing”. Shinrin yoku involves venturing into the woods and experiencing it with all the senses. By being mindful and fully present, forest bathers experience stress reduction which has been proven in scientific studies throughout Japan. Turn on our Rotenburo Air Playlist. Take a...

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Taking a Bath, Made Easy

  While I was on vacation last month I had a conversation with someone that bought back a lot of memories. We had been discussing bathing, and the woman I was speaking with mentioned how daunting taking a bath seems at times. You have to clean the bath, wait for it to fill up…….. Next week Amayori is launching a brand new dry oil for the bath. This oil is so amazingly luscious – you won’t want to miss this one. On that note, I wanted to give my tips on preparing a bath that will make the process go from daunting to easy. Realize that preparing a bath only takes a few minutes of your time. Is it worth...

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Luxury Bath Salts: A Very Special Soak

I consider Luxury Bath Salts to be my baby - Amayori's original product. These salts are an extra special treat and so much thought has gone into the selection of their ingredients. When I would take a bath before I started Amayori, I was always mystified by bath salt directions that suggested that I "toss a handful" into the tub. This never seemed like enough to me and I always wound up using more than stated on the directions. A handful of salts is pictured on the left. One single use pouch of Amayori’s Luxury Bath Salts is on the right. I make products based on the way that I use them. Each individual pouch of Luxury Bath Salts is a generous...

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Enjoying an Evening Alone

I love my husband. He is my best friend in the world and I enjoy every moment we spend together. That said, when he's traveling, I do enjoy (and even look forward to) my alone time.  Following is my ritual for an evening alone. I hope this inspires you to take some time and treat yourself next time you have the evening to yourself. I look forward to this ritual every time. First, I make a dinner that requires little to no cleaning. I eat a very clean diet and I'm not really an "order-in" person, so I usually treat myself to an Amy's Organics rice crust pizza. The key is to keep it easy but delicious. Afterwards I'll have my...

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A Life Changing Summer Journey

 Early morning whale watching on the misty Oregon coast. It's been almost two decades since I have seen the Northwest coast. I forgot how beautiful and moving it was. I was often in tears as I was constantly reminded that there is something so much bigger, and so much more powerful than ourselves. It's so hard to capture this awe-inspiring beauty in photos, but I hope the pictures below inspired you to make this trip for yourself - it really is one of, if not the, most beautiful thing I have ever experienced.  Enjoy! Warm wishes, Unbelievable beauty on the coast of Oregon where the water meets the sky. Sisters Rock, Oregon. The Redwoods. I have never experienced silence like...

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