Conscious Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, I wanted to support the conscious community I’ve been so blessed to have connected with this past year. Because I’m so deeply moved by brands rooted in intention, I’ve curated a holiday gift guide to share my recommendations for conscious gifts featuring intentional products and holistic experiences.


MUSE BATH | SELF CARE

My friend and creative soul sister, Kristen Flores, created Muse Bath a conscious company offering intentional products for deepening your self-care rituals and intentional life. Her background in herbalism and media birthed this beautiful brand that I adore. Each product is handmade in Long Beach, California poured with love + intention.

My favorite Muse Bath apothecary: Gratitude Mist, Manifest Mist, New Moon Bath, & Full Moon Bath.

She has generously offered a special 10% discount for my community. Please use code ”conscious10” at MUSEBATH.com


NEAKITA | NOURISH

Hannah Mills created this conscious collection of ancient tea blends with the intention for people to slow down and experience drinking tea while bringing balance and connecting back to earth. NEAKITA ingredients are sourced organic, fair-trade and ethically wild-harvested herbs. Made in Venice, California. In honor of mother earth, a tree is planted with each NEAKITA tea purchased. Each blend was formulated with a specific healing function and my favorites: Rose, Wisdom & Grace.

She has generously offered a special 10% discount for my community with the code ”conscious10” at Neakita.com


TARA CURRAN HOLISTIC NUTRITION | NOURISH 

Tara Curran is a certified nutritionist with a loving and supportive approach to holistic health. She’s given me the guidance and self-care tools that I needed on my wellness journey through one-on-one work with her. Starting January 7th, she will lead an amazing group nutrition program that includes nutritional education, support in digestive health & balancing hormones, meal plans, and self care tools for lasting habits.

She’s generously extended a 10% code for the UNCOVERED group nutrition program. Use code “Gratitude10” here.


THERAPEUTIC SKIN COACH | SELF CARE

I’ve been going to Hayley Wood for my monthly holistic facials for almost a year now. I always look forward to her warm and supportive approach to skincare. Her sessions feel like therapy hence the ‘therapeutic’ name. Her knowledge of skincare and products is vast and each session leaves me feeling both an external and internal glow. I cannot recommend Hayley enough to everyone. Book a session on Therapeauticskincoach.com


WILD OMEN | NOURISH

Met the founder of Wild Omen at Mercado Sagrado a few years ago. She is a beautiful spirit and holds a deep reverence to nature. This is infused in her gorgeous batches of raw chocolates. She produces her intentionally made chocolates in Taos, New Mexico using organic, wild-crafted ingredients by hand and stone.

I love all her chocolates but my favorite is definitely the WILD ROSE raw chocolate. Made with cacao, wildflower honey, cacao butter, wild roses, wild nettle and sea salt. Available for purchase on WildOmen.com


In Studio w/ MUSE BATH

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Lovely Sunday from a few weeks ago spent @museyoursoul's studio. She recently released her new @musebathPeace Ceremony line in collaboration w/@easytobreathe 🌿✨

As a former fashion brand owner, I appreciate brands that create products with intention and CEO's that make conscious decisions. There's always the traditional way of being successful that focuses only on the bottom line without regard for having a purposeful presence. The companies that I see as successful impact you in a deep, meaningful way and customers will support its financial growth. This topic is something I feel so passionate about and so grateful to practice this in my own work 💛Also feeling so lucky to work with conscious brands and owners that nourish not only my creative purpose of visual storytelling and authentic marketing but creates work that impacts the collective good. Thanksgiving is over but I'm still#gratefuleveryday 🙏🏼

11.12.17

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It's not about the precious teaware but the practice.

To put things to perspective, while in NY I drank my tea in a paper cup for four days. Not being in my sacred space at home or not having my tea ware didn't stop me from my practicing my sacred ritual. 〰
I've always consciously had a cup half full mindset. The gratitude I have for what I currently have creates space to receive what I am manifesting. Without any expectations, I received a beautiful Kyusu from my love earlier this week and yesterday gifted myself new tea bowls from @puerhbrooklyn.

This morning at home, I filled and emptied my cup. I've gained far more than aesthetically beautiful teaware. The wisdom, clarity and intuition from my daily sadhana is the gift. I'm sharing this not to be preachy but with the intention to influence a daily practice. Whether its meditation, journaling, reciting mantras, yoga or sitting & drinking tea..gift yourself something sacred before that daily scroll on this app we love.#elevatedandaligned

AUTHENTICITY

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AUTHENTICITY is defined as the quality of being genuine. I believe we all have our interpretations of what authentic truly means especially in the digital space. As a collective, I believe we all strive to be genuine even though content we share on social media are curated + filtered constructs of our real life. 〰 Through a daily mindful practice and inward journey, I'm grateful to have discovered my own expression of what it truly means to be genuine both online and in real life. As you may have observed this year, I've shared my experiences visually and through (extended) written captions on Instagram as well as on my digital diary. For me the focus isn't to have more likes, comments or increase my engagement. I share to influence others and offer something meaningful outside of this digital space. As I consciously choose to practice what I promote, I wanted to offer an experience for others to go inward and discover our intention behind why we create the content we share online. Whether this relates to the personal experiences we share on social media to connect deeper to our community or to influence others to purchase products or to be transparent about our business. Communicating through authentic visual + written content is available to us all. You don't have to be visually creative, a content creator, or a digital marketing expert to be able to create authentic content. We all possess the conscious creator within 🙏🏼✨

This Sunday 10/22, @museyoursoul and I are co-teaching our#ConsciousContentWrkshp @wmn_spaceto inspire a mindful + hands-on approach to content creation and authentic expression in the digital space. Our intention is to align our digital and real life presence through meditation, discovery, shooting flat lays + portraits and connection to community. This workshop includes a gift from@musebath, portrait session w/ me, tea served by @neakitaorganicgoods and food by @sorellacollective 🌿✨Link in bio to reserve your spot.

CONSCIOUS CONTENT CREATION WORKSHOP

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So excited to announce this creative offering I've been manifesting this year 🙏🏼 ✨I've been so blessed to create content for a living and to experience + share my spiritual journey on this amazing platform. I wanted to offer an elevated creative experience for this amazing community. On Sunday October 22nd, I will be co-leading a Conscious Content Creation Workshop w/@museyoursoul @wmn_space. Our combined experience creating content + building brands for several years has been so nourishing due to our conscious intention and connection within. 〰 This workshop will inspire creative expression and intention in your digital and real life presence. Through meditation, discovery, and content creation, we will guide you in a mindful and hands-on approach to create authentic content to share in the digital space. 〰 Link in bio for more info 🙏🏼🌿

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Living in Alignment

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9.25.17

So grateful to have spent a beautiful weekend immersed in deep spiritual consciousness through self care rituals, ceremonies and gathering in community. This all sounds super woo-wooh ✨and I feel called to continue to share my personal experiences because I am consciously choosing 'to practice what I preach' and inspire through my digital platform. The more I integrate (or invest) in my self care practices, daily meditation and connection to community, the more I've grown my business.

My intention is to create a unique container for others to also feel in alignment with their work, wellness and community. To promote investing in experiences that nourish your self care and your work.

I've been gifted with the amazing opportunity to co-create elevated experiences for women through@wrkspc_oasis. To merge what seems like two opposite parts of our lives- our work and our self care - is possible. The intention has manifested in my own experiences and the feedback we've received from women experiencing our past #wrkspcoasis days is proof we can invest in ourselves and also find success in our work. As we transition out of Summer and into Fall, it's a beautiful opportunity to bring a shift and balance in our daily lives. 〰
So excited and honored to host our 6th WRKSPC Oasis this Thurs 9/28. Please join us for an elevated day of working, connecting, & meditating with a community of supportive women 💻👯🙏🏼🌿✨ Portion of the tickets will support the large container that supports us all 🌏@charitywater @kissthegroundca@oceana 🌻🐋🌊


Post originally on @kristine.lo

COMMUNITY | Tea Sisters

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So grateful to know these two spiritually aligned humans. Alyson is a mother, green beauty advocate and foodie. She has this gift of connecting humans together. I admire her vibrant view of life and how she consciously chooses to immerse herself and her son to enriching cultural experiences in music, food, and nature. Kristen is so lovely and you instantly feel calm and happy around her. She's also such a boss-lady. She's what you'd call a hustler, but doesn't put the hustle on a pedestal. She honors her self care and spiritual practice and gracefully juggles her multiple projects. Her company, MUSE BATH is a brand I truly adore. From the intention of her products to the overall aesthetic of her brand, I am always inspired by her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. So grateful to know these two tea sisters who I've shared tea in ceremony and our spiritual journeys.

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These portraits were taken after a Tea Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA. August 2017.
 

Self-Compassion

9.13.17

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Self-compassion is easier said than done. It's daily work and practice I sometimes struggle with. The lessons the Universe provides is something I need on my journey. Thankfully I have the awareness and resources to work through the lessons especially on days when I fall off from doing my sacred practices 🙏🏼🌿


Post originally on @kristine.lo

Skincare + Beauty

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The more I dive deep into my self-care and wellness, the more I consciously align with the brands I consume. At least that is what I've experienced this past year. Since I started using these amazing organic skincare brands and consciously consuming foods + supplements, I can proudly say my skin is back to a healthy glow. I use these green beauty products on a daily and weekly basis and sharing to promote consciousness in the products we consume.

1. CLEANSE | PURISTRY CACTUS CLEANSER

Stumbled upon this brand while I was perusing the green beauty section of Anthropologie. I was attracted to the minimal design of the bottle, but ultimately loved the scent of this gentle cleanser. It's certified organic and the ingredients (aloe, flower extract, oils, etc) are anti-inflammatory and hydrating. 

2. HYDRATE | OSEA SEA MIST*

I love this mineral sea mist from this Malibu based organic, vegan skincare brand, OSEA. I spritz this on after cleansing, to prep my skin before adding my moisturizer and oils. I discovered this brand after they gifted me a set of their products last year. The family owned and run business has a beautiful range of seaweed and natural ingredients. I have this mist in both the full and travel sizes.. so I'm obviously obsessed and highly recommend!

3. MOISTURIZE | RENEW BEAUTY YOUTH SERUM

I've been using oils instead of cream-based moisturizers and it's so nourishing for my dry/sensitive skin. I LOVE the scent of the combination of superfood and medicinal herb ingredients in this serum (Argon, Jojoba, Carrot seed, Rose, Lavender & more). I add about a few drops and sometime mix it in with my moisturizer at night if I feels extra dry. I wake up with skin that feels soft, rejuvenated and glowy!

4. GLOW | THE BUFF BEAUTY BOOSTER*

Another oil I've incorporated into my skin regimen is the Beauty Booster in Grapefruit from THE BUFF (avail at Urban Outfitters). Met the lovely owner, Jasmine, at Fashion Week years ago. We've both similarly merged our own fashion + wellness journeys into our current careers. So proud of her for launching this amazing brand of customizable skincare. I love the simplicity of her products and she has the beautiful skin to prove that it works!

5. PROTECT | JUICE BEAUTY CC CREAM

I am such a minimalist when it comes to make-up. What I consider as "wearing a lot of make-up" involves less than 5 products (eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, bb cream w/ SPF and sometimes blush). This CC cream is kind of amazing. Besides it reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, it evens out my complexion and doubles as sun protection with SPF 30. This is minimal make-up user's dream.

6. NOURISH | CARE/OF VITAMINS*

Since this post is more a conscious, holistic way of promoting skincare + beauty, I also included my new favorite supplement company, CARE/OF. I am THAT GIRL that has a dedicated cabinet with 12+ bottles of vitamins and supplements. Since I travel a lot and never have the same schedule (or am at the same place each week), it's kind of inconvenient to carry around all my supplements. I've tried bagging individual pills in ziplock bags.. the pills get crushed and mixed up in the bottom of my bag. What I LOVE about Care Of Vitamins, besides the cute customized little packet that says "MADE FOR KRISTINE" is the fact that they make it easy for me to take my supplements. The packets are beautifully designed, small enough to carry in my purse and easy to locate. Also, it's customized to what I need..according to the test I took on their site. Currently taking: PROBIOTIC BLEND (for gut health), MAGNESIUM (for sleep), RHODIOLA (for stress), & VEGGIE OMEGA (for overall health). Use code: KRISTINE50 for 50% off your first month of vitamins at TAKECAREOF.COM

Please note: this is not a sponsored post :) The products featured were purchased or gifted*