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    Powerful Salt Healing Remedies for Health & Well-Being

    Powerful Salt Healing Remedies for Health & Well-Being

    Have you ever wondered why you felt sooo relaxed and rejuvenated after a day at the beach?

    That’s because of the powerful benefits of salt in the sea & air. Salt has several proven benefits for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

    The three types of salts for personal use that we can recommend are:

    Epsom Salt: Natural ingredients of magnesium and sulfur to soothe sore muscles & use as a natural exfoliation.

    Dead Sea Salt: Salt from the dead sea that is known to heal skin issues. Also known to absorb negativity.

    Pink Himalayan Salt: Purest form of salt used for purification, contains 84 essential minerals, helps with respiratory issues and boosts immunity.

    Salt has been used as a powerful & natural cleansing agent because it has the ability to absorb negative energy.

    You can avail the powerful benefits of salt in sooooo many ways.

    Here are a few powerful remedies on how you can avail the benefits of salt.

    1. Purify the Air Around you with a Himalayan Salt Lamp: Purifies the air around you and neutralizes electromagnetic radiation, also promotes better sleep.

    2. Soothe Muscle Tension through Epsom Salt Water Bath: Combine a mixture of the 3 salts recommended above or simply 1, and soak for 30 minutes whilst relaxing and meditating. Epsom salt is used for sports recovery and the natural magnesium ingredient source releases muscle tension.

    3. Remove Negativity from Your Aura with a Foot Soak in Dead Sea Salt Water: The dead sea salt removes any negativity from your energy field which affects your thoughts & emotions.

    4. Cleanse the Negativity from your home: Dissolve sea salt with a spray bottle and spritz away the areas around your home or office, you can also add a bit of aromatherapy to the water. This will clear the energy of your space & bring in positive vibes.

    Written By Soniyaa Kiran Punjabi on behalf of Shop by Illuminations

     

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    Browse & shop through our wide range of wellness essentials and make yourself a priority…because you deserve to show up as the best version of you!

    Powerful Meditation Tips: Find Your Inner Calm

    Powerful Meditation Tips: Find Your Inner Calm

    We are SO BUSY with our fast-paced lives, we often forget to take notice of our negative thoughts & emotions which are building up inside of us, creating chaos, confusion, and lack of clarity!

    Meditation helps you become aware of your thoughts & emotions and allows you to let go of them without getting stuck!

    Here are a few powerful meditation tips on how you can find your inner calm in the comfort of your own home:

    Step 1: POSITION
    Sit upright & cross-legged or lay down with a straight spine, whichever feels most comfortable.

    Step 2: BREATHE
    Bring your awareness to the natural rhythm of your breath, moving gently in and out of your nostrils.

    Step 3: RELAX
    Guide yourself to relax each and every muscle and cell in your body. Breathe out any tension or stress you may be storing in any part of your body.

    Step 4: FEEL
    Feel the sensations in your body and pay attention to the sounds around you. You can actually make a mental note of the sensations you feel or the number of sounds you can hear in the background.

    Step 5: OBSERVE
    Observe your thoughts & emotions in the background without controlling, judging, or trying to stop them. Pay attention to who’s noticing these thoughts.

    Step 6: FOCUS
    Whenever your mind wanders away from the present (which it most likely will), gently bring your focus back to your breath. SILENTLY SAY THE WORD PRESENT TO YOURSELF.

    Step 7: RELEASE
    No matter how uncomfortable these thoughts are, it’s important to separate yourself from your thoughts, and know that YOUR THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOU! They are simply a story based on your conditioning. Let the discomfort move through you. You have to feel it to release it!

    Step 8: RISE
    As the mental chatter starts to quieten, focus the attention of your ‘closed eyes’ on the mid-point of your brows. As you remind yourself to relax and stay present, your senses will start to elevate into a state of calm.

    You can use this process to meditate anywhere from 5 minutes to 35 minutes.


    Enjoy

    Written By Soniyaa Kiran Punjabi on behalf of Shop by Illuminations


    About Shop By Illumination: Wellness Essentials that support Self Care & Self-Love


    At Illuminations, we believe self-care is a necessity & not a luxury. All our products are carefully curated to support your self-care, enhance your wellness journey and make you feel better from within.
    Browse & shop through our wide range of wellness essentials and make yourself a priority…because you deserve to show up as the best version of you!

    How to Overcome Negative Self Talk

    How to Overcome Negative Self Talk

    If you pause and take the time to observe, you will notice a voice inside your head, that’s constantly speaking to you. Have you have ever paid attention to what that voice is actually saying? Is it positively encouraging or constantly criticizing you?

    It’s important to notice, because the way you speak to yourself matters.

    Our negative self-talk often convinces us that we cannot do something or that we are not worthy of the them. We then form mental blocks, either out of past experiences, overthinking, or a combination of both.

    Self-talk is the most powerful form of communication, because it either empowers you, or defeats you.

    Here are a few powerful tips on how you can address your negative self-talk.

    1. Become Aware of You Inner Critic:

    The ‘busyness’ of life causes us to ignore our thoughts. Writing down your negative thoughts will allow you to become aware of your thoughts and beliefs that are overtaking your life

    2. Practice Positive Self Talk:

    Start by following one simple rule: Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to someone you love & care for. Be gentle and encouraging with yourself and focus on what’s great about you.

    3. Create a Self-Care Routine:

    At Illuminations we are all about self-care! Creating a routine that uplifts your mind, body and emotions through fitness, nutrition, meditation, genuine friends, family, and of course our lovely products 

    4. Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude:

    Make a mental note of 5 things to be grateful for, EVERY MORNING when you wake up and just before you sleep at night. This will rewire your brain towards positive & productive thinking!

    Remember, self-talk is powerful, because it’s your conversation with the universe..and the universe is always listening..

    Written By Soniyaa Kiran Punjabi on behalf of Shop by Illuminations

     

    About Shop By Illumination: Wellness Essentials that support Self Care & Self-Love

    At Illuminations, we believe self-care is a necessity & not a luxury. All our products are carefully curated to support your self-care, enhance your wellness journey and make you feel better from within.

    Browse & shop through our wide range of wellness essentials and make yourself a priority…because you deserve to show up as the best version of you!

    How to Care for Your Crystals: Recommended Tips for Crystal Healing!

    How to Care for Your Crystals: Recommended Tips for Crystal Healing!

    When your crystal/s finally makes its way to your home, you’ll want to care for it so it can work its magic for you!! 

    Here are a few recommended tips on how you can care for your crystals:

    1. Wash it with water:- You can hold it under cold running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot.
    2. Add a bit of sea salt to cleanse and purify the crystal from any negativity. You can use Epsom salt or Himalayan salt
    3. Sunlight or Full Moonlight. leave it outside so it can dry in the sunlight or during the full moonlight.
    4. Burn sage over the crystals to really help it get rid of unwanted energies.
    5. Connect, Communicate & Meditate with your Crystals. Set an Intention for your crystal.

    Watch this video on how you can learn more about caring and cleansing for your crystals.

    Browse our wide range of crystals & gemstones.

    About Shop By Illumination: Wellness Essentials that support Self Care & Self-Love

    At Illuminations, we believe self-care is a necessity & not a luxury. All our products are carefully curated to support your self-care, enhance your wellness journey, and make you feel better from within.


    Browse & shop through our wide range of wellness essentials and make yourself a priority…because you deserve to show up as the best version of you!

    Powerful Smudging Tips: How to use Sage & Palo Santo for Space Clearing

    Powerful Smudging Tips: How to use Sage & Palo Santo for Space Clearing

    The medicinal smoke that emanates from sage or palo santo has been used for centuries in ancient rituals to cleanse and clear the air, energy, and space within and around you.

    When your sage or palo santo finally arrives, you’ll want to use it to purify and rid the air of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in your home, office, or during your self-care routine.

    Also known as ‘smudging’ Here are some useful tips on how to perform a sacred smoke ritual to bring in the positive energy and clear the bad vibes away…


    STEP 1: CLEAR THE AIR & OPEN THE WINDOWS & DOORS

    It's always best to smudge when no one is around, so no one is affected by the smoke. Ensure that children or pets are not present in the space.

    STEP 2: OPEN WINDOWS & DOORS

    Opening the doors in and around the space will allow providing an outlet for the smoke to escape whilst removing all negativity energy and impurities to move away.

    STEP 3: SENT YOUR INTENTIONS:

    It's always a good idea to set an intention as you are beginning the sacred ritual of smudging. For example, you might say something like,

    " I intend for all the energy that does not serve me for my highest & best, leave this space NOW."

    STEP 4: LIGHT THE SMUDGE STICK:

    Tilt the SAGE smudge stick (SAGE OR PALO SANTO) on a 45-degree angle and then light the end of it. Let it burn for 20 seconds, and then blow out the flame.
    If the embers start to fade as if they are putting themselves out, gently blow on the lit area to reignite it.

    Note: If your smudge stick is bundled too tightly, it will be difficult to keep it lit. Loosen the string that is holding it together and crush the end of it on your abalone shell to give it more breathing room.
    Palo santo is a little more difficult to keep lit, so you might need to light it several times throughout your smudging ritual.


    STEP 5: LET THE SMOKE MOVE THROUGH EACH AREA IN THE HOME

    Allow the smoke to flow through space, air, and around your body, depending on the purpose you are smudging for. Ensure that the smoke travels through all the little areas, such as your closets, surfaces, and fill in all the crevices.

    STEP 5: CLOSE YOUR RITUAL

    Smudging is a sacred smoke ritual and energy has a lot of positive benefits and therefore is an important part of your self-care routine.
    It’s important to express gratitude during the ritual for guiding you to purify and cleanse your space and your energy field depending on the purpose of the ritual.

    Happy Clearing!


    About Shop By Illumination: Wellness Essentials that support Self Care & Self-Love


    At Illuminations, we believe self-care is a necessity & not a luxury. All our products are carefully curated to support your self-care, enhance your wellness journey, and make you feel better from within.

    Browse & shop through our wide range of wellness essentials and make yourself a priority…because you deserve to show up as the best version of you!