2020 is drawing to a close. While we are usually consumed by parties and visiting during the holiday season, we are once again staying at home and distancing from others. As social creatures, this is not an easy feat for many of us especially after a long year of upheaval and unknowns. Whether you are with friends and family this season or separated from loved ones by miles of land or ocean, we encourage you to recharge and refresh yourself from the comfort of your own home this year - to unplug from a reeling world, ground yourself in the present moment and be mindful of a future still ripe with possibility. Creating a spa-like environment at home can be as simple as lighting a candle and turning on some relaxing music or as luxurious as creating your own personal wellness retreat. We hope our 'at-home' spa suggestions will help you feel truly relaxed, centered, and naturally beautiful. Ideal for another season of being indoors, PURA's spa-like selection is also perfect for gifting this year!
Perhaps the most common of at-home spa rituals, bathing has so many de-stressing and restorative benefits. Turn off your phone, turn on some tunes, light your favourite candle and slip into a warm bath full of Whimsical Bubbles. This calming formula of geranium, lavender, vanilla, sweet orange, calendula and hydrating organic olive oil soothes and moisturizes the skin. The uplifting aromatherapy benefits, and high-nutritive ingredients in this formula, are essential in the daily bath-time ritual.
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Our Cocoa and Rose Body Oil can also be used in the tub by adding a few drops to a drawn bath. For deep mind, body and spirit gratification, blend two tablespoons of body oil with one cup of whole milk and one tablespoon of raw honey. Add to a hot bath for a sumptuous botanical soaking experience.
At PURA, we have an array of masks for different skin types and seasons. Several of our Signature Masks are available in mini format for you to try or to use together on different zones of the face, depending on your skin concerns. Our founder, Lane, calls our Overnight Watermelon Mask, “the gateway to PURA”. Featured in multiple magazines (including The Globe & Mail and Hello! Canada), this soft pink concoction is usually the potion that many clients hear about and try first.
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Share in the joys of gathering remotely by sending or delivering a mini mask to your girlfriends for a Zoom spa date online. Apply your mask, pour a glass of wine and enjoy some girl time that is uplifting to the soul and beautifying for the skin.
Apply a Signature Mask before taking a yoga class. Support a local yoga studio by taking a class online and refresh your body, mind and spirit through meditative movement.
After so much hand washing and sanitizing this year, we all have drier and more sensitive hands. Treat yourself to a hand massage as a quick self-care ritual before you go to bed at night. Spend extra time massaging fortifying lotions or oils into your cuticles to avoid pesky hangnails.
Our Winter's Eve Handcream is the perfect solution to dry hands: non-greasy, naturally aromatic, and highly absorbable. This nutrient-rich hand cream is handcrafted with the finest pure essential oils, soothing Vitamin E, nourishing coconut oil, and luxurious and rare cocoa absolute from France. A blend of exquisite plant-powered ingredients that evoke the warm, bright and enchanting fireside memories of winter. Honey-faceted blood orange, smoky cedarwood, elegant bergamot, and a touch of cinnamon bark, comfort and energize the senses.
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For an extra luxurious treat, create a moisturizing cocktail for your hands by mixing a few drops of our Dreamsicle Hand Oil with our Winter's Eve Hand Cream. Delight your hands and your senses with this blend of exquisite plant-powered ingredients!
Beauty Ritual Tools
PURA's line of Beauty Ritual Tools is steadily growing! With extra time spent indoors, now is the perfect chance to try these new tools in the comfort of your own home. Our Beauty Ritual Tools now include our Gemstone Face Roller with Four Interchangeable Heads, Signature Masque Bowl, Mini Golden Spoon, and Rose Quartz Mask Brush. All of our Beauty Ritual Tools have been custom designed to complement our collection of non-toxic, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly skincare and wellness potions that center around the ancient art of the beauty ritual. Use these tools at home to replicate experiences at the spa.
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Our Rose Quartz Face Roller has four interchangeable heads that can be easily switched out depending on which roller-head your skin is craving. Gently glide the Gemstone Roller over cleansed skin 1-3 times per day for 5-10 minutes. The roller is moved just by the weight of it pressing against the skin. No additional pressure is required. Can be used before application of make-up, or just before applying serums and face oils, to encourage deeper penetration and efficacy of your PURA skincare potions. For more uses, please see our website.
Our ethically-crafted Signature Masque Bowl features a sleek sake cup shape, and has an eco-luxe bamboo lid to elevate your PURA masking ritual. This masque bowl provides you with a sustainable vessel to mix and blend your favourite PURA potions for the ultimate application.
- Mix the Exotic Pink Coffee Dust with equal parts of fresh water to create an exfoliation paste. It can also be mixed with our Countess Cleansing Nectar for a creamier, more hydrating application.
-Mix your choice of one of our Overnight Masks with either 3-5 drops of the Radiant Face Drops or the Ambrosia Beautifying Serum. *Use the Rose Quartz Mask Brush for supreme, hygienic application.
*Photos by Karmen Meyer
A Note from PURA's Founder
Wishing you a healthy, safe and happy Holiday Season from our entire team at PURA.
A heartfelt thank you for your incredible support this year and during the holidays, whether it came from placing an order, visiting our flagship boutique, sharing with someone about your favorite potion, a sincere review, or a thoughtful post on social media. Our clients are truly our best ambassadors and make what we do so enjoyable and rewarding.
We are truly honored to be a part of your self-care rituals, which were more important than ever in 2020.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year. In pure we trust.
Lane & the PURA Family