Words by Ateh Jewel
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Ateh Jewel shares the beauty tips that have made her feel happy and healthy
The moment you start loving yourself and making space for you everything changes for the better.
Beauty can be an important part of your self-care routine. It is not just about how you look on the outside it is about how you feel on the inside too. I adore these fabulous healing products.
I love using the Bed of Nails, Eco Mat, £99, recommended to me by my lovely Royal Ballet trained ballet teacher, Karis Scarlette. It’s expensive but it’s like having a daily spa treatment. You can lie down or stand on it, and it’s great for helping to stimulate acupressure points for circulation, neck and back pain, insomnia and stress. Give it a go! It feels weird but delicious, and has been used for thousands of years in the South Asia as a healing tool. Aldi do a Crane Acupressure Mat, for £14.99.
I’ve been trying to be more loving with myself when it comes to the nourishment I put in my body. Like so many women I know, I’ve had a very toxic relationship with food. It’s been my best friend, my comfort and the enemy. I love nutritionist, Amelia Freer, who has worked with everyone from Victoria Beckham to Sam Smith and Boy George and is a healer and a wise woman. She recommended I add Wild Nutrition, Vegan Protein + Superfood Blend, £40, to my morning smoothie – which has been a game changer. I now have a spring in my step on the school run instead of dragging myself around. It’s incredible what a few small changes and more loving food choices can do to make you feel better, and glow from the inside out.
Another little thing to enliven both touch and taste; I love the double whammy effect of a lip balm. I love slathering it on and find it deeply comforting. I love Burt’s Bees, Watermelon Lip Balm, £3.99, which leaves your lips soft with Coconut Oil and Beeswax, and your mouth watering with the taste of juicy Watermelon.
I love to sit in the tub and watch and listen to the running water. My spirit feels tingly with smell of the essential oil as I throw in a fist full of salts. If peace is the new wealthy, then a bath makes me feel like I’m ballin’. It’s the ultimate way for me to feel relaxed, connected and happy. I’m loving influencer, Estee Lalonde’s Mirror Water range, especially Estee’s Bath Salt Soak, £35. The mineral rich salts are laced with Canadian Black Spruce Oil, Vetiver, Cedar Wood and Bergamot to make you feel like you are forest bathing. Anointing yourself in this bath is the ultimate expression of self-care and self-love.
I love lighting incense sticks and seeing how quickly they can change the energy of the room and your mood. When I was 28 years old, Psychic Sister founder, Jayne Wallace, told me I would have twin daughters, conceived in October – one with blue eyes and one with brown. I didn’t believe her… until 5 years later, I found out I was pregnant with twins on Halloween – and my daughter, Ola has blue eyes and Adanna has brown!
Jayne has launched a fabulous wellness range and I love the Psychic Sister, Incense Sticks in Healing, £6.99, a relaxing blend of orange and calming lavender. The container has a mantra which reads “I am healthy, calm and relaxed”, which is great to repeat to yourself as you sit and do some breath work as the incense burns.
I also adore the fresh uplifting smell of WYLDE MOON’s (borrowed from) The Wild Reed Diffuser, £45.00. It smells like “your garden when it’s just sprung into life and it rains and you’re hit with that freshness” and fills the room with good vibes.
Aromatherapy is nature’s medicine. Aromatherapy Associates, Rose Essential Oil Blend, £25, is delicious. Rose has been used for centuries for its uplifting and anti-depressant qualities. This isn’t an old-fashioned, grandma rose, but a euphoric, cuddle in a bottle rose, which will help leave you feeling restored and hopeful.
The moment you start loving yourself and making space for yourself everything changes for the better. Beauty has always been my ultimate expression of joy. Take care of yourself and enjoy a love affair with yourself with these fabulous healing products. You only really experience healthy, wholesome love when you give yourself space to be healthy and whole.
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