Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes: Day Spa for One, Coconut Oil, Palm Beach Candles!

1. Retreat for One

I’d previously experienced the Bodhi J Retreat for One and been pretty enamoured with it, so much that it has become my ‘go to’ for when I want to reward myself, which I did last week. At $125 for a half hour mud spa bath with champagne, fruit & mini choc, then a full body aromatherapy massage finished with herbal tea and more fruit, it’s an indulgence that I keep coming back to again and again!

2. Ethically Harvested Lavender Oil

After being sent this product to try a little while ago, I haven’t been able to stop using it in my favourite way, which is to put a couple of drops onto my pillowcase about 20 minutes before I go to bed. This is probably not the best thing for my pillowcase, but it is definitely good for me! I love falling asleep surrounded by the soft scent of lavender.

And just what does ethically harvested mean?

“This denotes sustainable cultivation. An ethically harvested essential oil is derived from a herb, shrub or tree that is not harvested so aggressively that the species becomes depleted.”

I think that’s pretty cool.

♥ This is what coconut oil looks like when it’s not summer!

3. Coconut Oil

After hearing various friends raving about coconut oil, I was finally pushed over the edge by my naturopath Brooke, who said that it would be great for me and that she likes to eat it from the spoon. SOLD.

And so lately I have been including this form of virgin, unprocessed saturated fat in my diet. It has a “haunting vanilla taste” and is indeed yummy straight off the spoon. There is some debate around the health benefits of coconut oil due to it being a saturated fat, some say because it’s unprocessed it’s good for you, others are not so sure, however the research I’ve done and Brooke’s confidence is good enough for me 🙂

3. Candlez

I’ve never been much of a candle girl, due mostly to my mothers incessant worry that I would burn down the house if any semblance of fire made its way into my perpetually messy room. A fair worry for those who’ve never seen my room.

Now that I live out of home and have control of what objects are allowed through the front door, I’ve really been getting into burning essential oils and candles for the first time and I feel like I’ve been missing out all these years!

This Fig, Cassis & Mandarin mini candle from Palm Beach Collection is a soy candle that has found itself being lit pretty frequently over the past few weeks. It imparts a beautiful smell (the mandarin is most strong for me, which I love) that lingers throughout the house that is just great because it means I don’t have to clean up as much as I probably should… just kidding… sort of. At $14.95 these candles are a cheap way to spruce up a room or set the mood. Oo la la.

Just a quick one this week, thanks for reading guys! X

Be well,

Annette

xoxo

9 comments

  1. Hannah says:

    I’m loving coconut oil at the moment! I got an idea from another health food blog which is as a quick breakfast to have grainy toast spread with coconut oil, agave and cinnamon! I’ve been having it all the time (usually without the agave though) and it’s so delicious 🙂 🙂 x

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    That sounds great Hannah, I might have to try this! Is it straight cinnamon or cinnamon sugar? x

  3. Hannah says:

    Straight cinnamon 🙂 But I’m sure you could use cinnamon sugar for something sweeter!

  4. Kelly says:

    MMMMMMMM that palm beach candle looks right up my alley!
    I was the same growing up, Mum wouldn’t burn many candles in the house and I didn’t either knowing that it could potentially start a fire!
    Now I love candles and light them frequently when I’m in the shower (the fragrance while you’re showering is gorgeous) or when I’m having dinner, it’s a little luxury 🙂
    x

  5. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Love the “little luxuries” kel 🙂 I like lighting them when I’m in the shower or bath too, I light a candle or oil burner most nights now, bergamot oil is my favourite. Soooo relaxing. YUM. Glad to know I’m not the only one with overprotective parents 🙂 Xx

  6. Conor says:

    Any hot tips on where to buy coconut oil at a reasonable price? Am wanting to start using it as my go-to oil 🙂

    And yes, I had such a candle-free upbringing as well. I guess I shouldn’t complain, seeing as I’ve made it to 29 without burning anything down.

  7. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    You can get it at most places for about $10! Health shops, even some IGA’s / Farmer Jacks have it! I’m going to go eat a teaspoon now actually! 😉

  8. Excellente, thank ye! I found some organic oil on ebay but the postage is (as usual) the kicker, so shall check out my usual health food haunts. Or Farmer Jacks in Subi…that supermarket is pretty awesome for non-mainstream items and it means I can check out the Japanese store clearance items too 😀


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