This is a topic that I have a little difficulty with. It’s been years since I felt like I was traditionally ‘beautiful’. And for whatever reason, I don’t make time for self-love work. I’m a typical Capricorn and tend to be very accomplishment-focused (hello NaBloWriMo!), so beauty and self-love take a back seat.
But really, we could all use some more self-love work. We have this life to live in this one body, and it’s a shame to ignore it and live in your head all the time. Our bodies are just as sacred as anything else in our lives, and it’s important to appreciate them, whatever shape they may be in.
There are some ways to take care of our beauty and show ourselves some self-love.
Daily- Decide on a regimen that will enhance your beauty and take care of your body, but one that you know you can stick with. Something like tracking your water every day, starting a new skin-care regimen, or positive self-talk in the mirror. Find something sustainable that you can do to show yourself some love!
Weekly- Schedule one day a week that’s a YOU day. Take yourself places that you’ve always wanted to go, take in some beauty or some inspiration, and just have fun. Dress up for this, wear your best perfume and do your hair. You deserve to look and feel your best! Even if you can’t manage to schedule a whole day, find some way to treat yourself and do something that you love once a week. Even if just for a few minutes.
Monthly- Schedule mirror work on the full moon. Position the mirror so that you can see the moonlight reflected on your face, and know that the moon is filling you with its energy. Perform a ritual to reaffirm your beauty and worthiness, and maybe end with a perfumed ritual bath. Journal a list of things you like about yourself or that you did well this month. Show appreciation for the amazing creature you are!
Long-term- Research some creams or oils you can make that enhance your beauty and make you feel amazing. For me, I love anything with gardenia or jasmine, it just makes me feel sensual and amazing. Make yourself some bath and body products that make you feel loved and nurtured!
Herbs for Beauty and Self-Love
Aloe, Anemone, Angelica, Borage, Carnation, Catnip, Chamomile, Clove, Clover, Columbine, Cowslip, Daffodil, Daisy, Flax, Geranium, Ginger, Ginseng, Goldenrod, Goldenseal, Jasmine, Lady’s Slipper, Lavender, Lilac, Lily, Mistletoe, Mullein, Nutmeg, Primrose, Raspberry, Rose, Strawberry, Violet, Yarrow
(Taken from Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes)
Stones for Beauty and Self-Love
Alexandrite, Amber, Apatite, Aquamarine, Cat’s Eye, Danburite, Desert Rose, Diamond, Herkimer Diamond, Kunzite, Opal, Red Jasper, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Turquoise, Zircon
(Taken from Judy Hall’s The Crystal Bible and Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences)
What about you? Do you have any self-love or beauty rituals that make you feel fantastic? Please share them in the comments so we can all boost each other! Blessed be! <3