PART THREE – FALL
Love. Yourself. First. These three words are the inspiration for this project – filled with my favorite beauty secrets: timeless recipes that will rejuvenate the senses and revive the mind. They are more than therapeutic rituals. My hope is that you will experience them as anecdotes, and that you will find a way to make them personal.
MY LIP SAVIOR
I always have this oil elixir ready. It repairs extra dry and/or cracked lips in a few days. It’s also perfect to protect and moisturize as preventative care for winter.
What you need
A 50 ml glass bottle
5 tablespoons of avocado oil
3 drops of lavender essential oil
1 drop of helichrysum essential oil
Mix all ingredients in the glass bottle and shake well. Pour a drop on a finger and massage the lips three to four times a day.
I love creating cozy atmospheres and cooking nurturing food. One of my favorite fall foods is soup. I love all kinds, but the following is my number one.
What you need
2 medium carrots
1 large whole leek
1 medium sweet potato
1 small squash
1 large bunch of kale
2 medium turnips
1 blarge bunch of Italian parsley
1 large cup of coconut milk or 1/2 a cup of coconut cream
a handful of crushed walnuts
turmeric (powder), sea salt, black sesame seeds, cayenne pepper
Peel and cut all the vegetables into small pieces. Steam them lightly for about ten to fifteen minutes. Then mix them in your blender, using the water of the steamer. Add more if needed. Let the vegetables simmer. Add the spices and the milk or cream. Let the soup simmer for about twenty minutes, then add the walnuts and leave for ten more minutes, allowing them to soften. Serve in big bowls, sprinkling black sesame seeds on each and maybe a little parsley leaf.
Caroline’s book ”Seasons” is available from Le Yoga Shop Paris
Text by Caroline Wachsmuth. After many years studying natural therapies including massage and aromatherapy, Caroline moved to Paris where she launched her first beauty brand, Doux Me, in 2002. Now based in San Francisco, Caroline is designing and creating anew, expanding awareness about green beauty and cultivating her ashtanga practice. Read Caroline’s interview with Ashley Neese here.
Illustrations and art direction by Isabelle Rivoire-Grange, Paris based freelance graphic designer and art director in the fashion and luxury industry. She is also designer and editor behind the blog Smile & Save the Planet.
Photography Vianney Tissue