A Dose of PositiviTEA — Self Care RSS


SELF CARE SATURDAY 🌿 natural movement exercise 🌿 According to the Blue Zone's study, a study on how certain communities prolong life through lifestyle habits, moving naturally throughout the day has a positive effect on our overall wellness. The idea here is that you don't necessarily need to go to the gym or dedicate time to working out if you incorporate regular and consistent movement (every 20 minutes or so) into your routine. In this photo, Nenada, one of the owners at OBTC and the gal who oversees all store operations, is taking her son on a walk in the pines - one of their favorite activities to do together! We want to share some ideas on how you can incorporate more movement...

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SELF CARE SATURDAY 🌿 stretch & refresh 🌿 STRETCHING = ENDORPHIN RELEASE Did you know that stretching your body can release endorphins and help improve your mood? Endorphins are part of your bodies' natural reward system - this is why we often stretch involuntarily after waking up in the morning or before we go to bed. It's our bodies' way of motivating us to keep moving and using our muscles! Besides enjoying an endorphin rush, stretching can also relieve muscle tension and stress, can increase your flexibility and circulation, and can even improve your posture. It is a form of self care - which is something we like to practice at least once a week! This month we are building...

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Essential Oil Blend of the Month ∙ Cedarwood, Pink Grapefruit, and Bergamot ∙ The Bay Breeze Blend July has arrived, and summer has peaked! We are in full swing of making cocktail and food recipes with vegetables and herbs from the garden, reconnecting with friends and family, and traveling! This season is full of opportunities to have fun, unwind, and nurture the relationships we have with ourselves and with others. The success of relationships with others all starts with the relationship you have with yourself - and that's when self care comes into play. This essential oil combination is the dream team when it comes to natural skin care, which is also an easy and healthy way to practice self care. This...

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TEA INFUSED OBTC SOAP summertime inspired and naturally made. 🥥🥭🍍 These adorable handmade soaps are made with love and tea! Our naturally fragrant teas make for a perfect tool to infuse in these soaps, and now you don't have to wait for your daily brew to soak in those heavenly aromas. Wash your hands or body with these tea soaps to get you in that fruity, refreshing summertime flow. Each soap is made with ingredients provided to us by Mother Nature: coconut oil, palm oil, lard, olive oil, sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, caster oil, natural colorant, essential/fragrance oil and, of course, the wholesome ingredients in our tea blends.  Mango Paradise Tea Soap Aromatic Notes: tropical ∙ sweet coconut ∙ refreshing...

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CONNECTING THROUGH COMMUNITY 🌱 Better Together 🌱 together, we are better people. together, we are strong The handshake. The gesture of peace to demonstrate that the hand holds no weapon. To symbolize sincerity and peace when making an agreement, when coming to a conclusion, or when making an oath or promise. The gesture that represents connection and signals unity. The gesture humans are learning to get back in touch with. There are many courtesies whose meaning we take for granted, like the handshake, which was established to signal "we are friends, and you can trust me." Our evolutionary niche is our collaborative nature. We thrive as a species, not because we are the fastest, strongest, or fiercest animal on this planet,...

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