New Moon, Fall Feels, Rituals for all the Feel Goods

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With all the Fall feels swirling in the air, you are likely to feel the effects of Vata season kicking in. What is Vata you ask? Vata is a type of Dosha recognized in the Ayurvedic sciences. It is a constitution that can represent itself as: cold, light, dry, irregular, rough, moving, quick, and changeable. One of the best ways to balance these effects is through "Abhyanga" or self-massage. Kind Folke's Vata Balancing massage oil incorporates warming essential oils into organic sesame carrier oil to help increase circulation, nurture your skin, and provide grounding for your mind and spirit.

This is a perfect addition to your new moon ritual, which hopefully includes taking time to set intentions for the month ahead. Draw a bath or find a quiet space, cleanse your mind of all distraction and ask yourself: What do you want for your life? How can you relate better to others? (libra governs all relationships) What do you want with a lover? What wishes do you want to flourish? Infuse the Vata massage oil with your wishes then lovingly massage the oil over your entire body, making broad strokes towards your heart. Imagine cradling your entire being with your intentions. Let the oil soak in for at least 7 minutes while you continue to meditate. Then, step into the bath and be carried away by supported bliss.

Keep it Clean, Keep it Pure, Keep it Simple

I get asked a lot about the essential oils and herbs that I use to create Kind Folke products. The quality and purity of the ingredients that are used are key in making the products effective and safe. When possible, I try to include locally grown and chemical free herbs. When it is necessary to order herbs, I love Mountain Rose Herbs. Their products are certified organic, fair trade, ethically wild harvested, and Kosher. They are a small company out of Oregon and are a delight to work with. As far as essential oils, I have fallen in love with Floracopeia, There are a lot of good essential oil companies. Within these companies, there are many people who swear that the company they back produces the only pure oils or that their company is the only company to trust. I do not believe this at all but, it is important to be choosey about the oils that you put on and in your body. I chose Floracopeia because their oils are pure and contain no additives or fillers and are not chemically derived. They use the highest quality, wild harvested, and organic plant material. They also support ecologically conscious farmers, who they have personal relationships with. One of the other key reasons I like to carry Floracopeia in the studio is because they do not practice any pyramid scheme business techniques. They have a straightforward approach with no other incentives than to promote their oils because they are of the highest quality and they work. Not to say that some of the other companies'  essential oil qualities are not as good, because many of them are, but this straightforward approach resonated with me. I like to keep the business side of Kind Folke as pure and simple as the products that are used.