DIY BEAUTY RITUALS
GENUINELY LOVING OURSELVES REQUIRES PATIENCE, HUMILITY AND ACCEPTANCE. IT ENCOURAGES US TO SLOW DOWN OUR BUSY MINDS AND TAKE THE TIME TO JUST BE.
NOT A SIMPLE THING TO DO.
by Caroline Wachsmuth
Carolin's approach to a holistic beauty routine is due to a lifetime of wellness and happiness pursuits. Her book is precious, and for all ages, a perfect gift or a mindful present that you give yourself as a reward. In fact the introduction to Caroline's book explains that very fact: Looking after yourself is paramount for creating harmony and balance in your life.
I met up with Caroline W in NYC recently, we shared our passion for holistic health, which kept us babbling for ages. I wanted to know about her journey to producing a successful holistic beauty book SEASONS ll. C.W explains her journey:
CW: I was a beauty and health journalist, in Belgium and South Africa but I started off studying to become a psychotherapist, to make people feel better, happier, healthier. These studies helped me a lot in my personal journey and I hope I helped others along the way too. When I lived in South Africa, I embarked into Massage and Aromatherapy studies, then went on perfecting those studies in the US, just before I launched DOUX ME. I loved every aspect of creating and launching this brand. The idea came to me in 2000 while I was living in New-York and giving talks at the Aveda Institute. I was filling my fridge with my home-made creams, my cupboards with elixirs and aromatherapy body oils. It was a constant, day and night experimentation process. I never considered DOUX ME as a business but rather an Art project. And as I had just started my daily yoga practice at that time, feeling what a powerful Healing Art it was, this became my creative thread: each product had to be healing, inspirational, beautiful inside and out. That is what guided me ever since.'
Whether its yoga or cooking Caroline discovered the things that were essential to living gracefully and holistically, and she shares them here in her books. C.W has a talent for curating uncomplicated recipes with fun uplifting drawings and graphics, that complement the intimate ritual of making your own beauty regimen. The recipes range from moisturizing oils, face elixirs to hearty food recipes. So feed your inner world with the delights of organic oils, butter and edibles for a calmer, more centered, and...more beautiful you.