♥ First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!
Sure! My name is Melissa and I am a holistic health + life coach, speaker, writer and self love teacher. Four years ago I was a model, dancer, presenter and actress but after experiencing severe burn out and a cocktail of health issues something had to shift. This lead me to weeks in hospital where I decided I wanted to cure myself of adrenal fatigue and thyroid problems and thus became fascinated with holistic health. After practicing as a holistic health coach for a while I realised that it's not only about what you put in your mouth, it's about the thoughts you think moment to moment and I believe these go hand in hand. I want to inspire people to take back control of their health and life and live the life they have always dreamt of.
♥ Tell us about your daily beauty routine.
For My Hair: I recently went to the relaunch of A'kin and Al'chemy and was blown away with how beautiful their products are and having been using their delicious shampoo and conditioner. They've created products with “purity” and “goodness” in mind, and they smell AMAZING. I also use Original and Mineral and love coconut oil for a leave in treatment.
For My Skin: I use Pai Moisturiser and Cleanser from Flora Organica.
For My Body: I use Indah Organic Coconut Oil on my body. It's about the purest you can get, is fair trade and harvested sustainably with local Balinese farmers. The product is gorgeous and so is their philosophy.
Make Up: I don't wear it often but when I do I use Jane Iredale.
Lady Products: I use TOM Organics. You can't get any better than this, and the packaging is super cute.
♥ What's the one beauty treatment you can't live without? And your favourite place to have it done?
Mani's and Pedi's, I love them. Any place is fine with me.
♥ Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?
The only people that touch my hair are the team at Lily Jackson in Sydney. They are amazing and most of their products are natural.
♥ Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?
Tea tree oil on spots. This is awesome.
♥ Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?
1. Coconut oil
2. Tea tree oil
3. Organic face moisturiser
♥ Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?
Drink loads of water. Don't drink coffee. Eat loads of fruit and veggies.
♥ What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven't yet?
Maybe some of the ayurvedic treatments.
♥ Describe a typical day of eating for you.
Morning is either green smoothie or porridge. Lunch and dinner is either organic grass fed and grass finished meat or salmon with salad or veggies + loads of filtered water throughout the day + a bliss ball or two.
♥ Describe your fitness routine.
I exercise every day for at least 30 mins. It changes all the time from yoga, running, walking, boxing or weights.
♥ Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.
I take a probiotic each day and don't regularly do alternative therapies but have tried a few.
♥ How many hours sleep do you usually get each night? Do you have any bedtime rituals or tips to help you get a great nights sleep?
8 hours every night is a must for me. My bedtime rituals are dim lights, no TV, phone or computers in bedroom and reading, meditation or deep breathing before bed.
♥ How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?
Walking in nature, meditating, sipping tea, reading, watching a good movie, yoga, laying on the grass and being around loved ones.
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