Body Lotion vs Body Oil – Which is Better?

Body Lotion vs Body Oil – Which is Better?

Do you prefer body oil or body lotion? Which one do you think is better? Personally, I only ever recommend body oil. Some people don’t like the feeling of oil on their body, and I get that. It feels greasy if you use too much, but it’s so much better for both your skin and […]

How To Improve Your Skin Care Experience

How To Improve Your Skin Care Experience

Being an aesthetician, there’s one thing that I’ve always noticed. In the 14 years that I worked providing spa services, this one aspect never changed or improved for clients until learning this little secret.  That aspect is the way you see your skin care routine… Most people wash their face at night and think of […]

25 Daily Self Care Ideas to Improve Your Life

25 Daily Self Care Ideas to Improve Your Life

Self care is so much more important than most people realize. I recently wrote a blog post about my own self care experience over the past couple of years and how it has truly changed my life.  I wrote this blog post in hopes to inspire people to start taking better care of themselves. I […]

DIY Strawberry Lip Scrub

DIY Strawberry Lip Scrub

The dry, colder winter air often brings dry, cracked lips. If your lips are experiencing some flakiness or dead skin cell build up, then I recommend making this very simple lip scrub. If you choose to use the strawberry in it, any remaining scrub will need to be stored in the fridge, and will last […]

Ingredients to Avoid in the Beauty Industry

Ingredients to Avoid in the Beauty Industry

For years, I worked as a conventional aesthetician, not really knowing a whole lot about the ingredients and preservatives that went into the professional skin care products that I used.  I knew the basics, but didn’t understand about the smaller ingredients.  Aestheticians aren’t taught about that in school.  For us, if a professional skin care […]

DIY Avocado Hair Mask

DIY Avocado Hair Mask

When I switched to only using natural products, the most challenging part of transitioning was finding some really good, effective products for my hair.  I tried countless shampoos until I finally found one that I love. Even though I love the shampoo that I use, I still love giving my hair a little extra TLC […]

R Devine Mixing Magic: Calm + Earth

R Devine Mixing Magic: Calm + Earth

To continue with our R Devine Mixing Magic series, this week, I am mixing together Sacred Calm Soothing Cleanser + Serum with Sacred Earth Botanicals Cleansing Clay. While Sacred Earth is typically mixed with water to create a really effective acne cleanser, as well as a detox mask for all skin types, when you mix […]

DIY Foot Scrub

DIY Foot Scrub

While a lot of women enjoy their professional spa pedicures from their favourite aesthetician, sometimes, our feet need a little TLC in between treatments. Our Sacred Scrub Hibiscus Exfoliating Body Exfoliant makes a great foot scrub, however, if you don’t have this product, then we’ve created this simple DIY Foot Scrub for you to make […]

6 Things to Ditch for Clear Skin

6 Things to Ditch for Clear Skin

It seems that we are breaking out more than ever – according to the American Academy of Dermatology more than 25% of woman aged 29-49 are experiencing adult acne. From personal experience, I know acne can be embarrassing, stressful and very upsetting – especially as an adult. And guess what? It’s most likely not because you forgot to […]

DIY Body Scrub

DIY Body Scrub

One of the most popular body treatments offered in professional spas is the Sea Salt Body Scrub.  This treatment is designed to removed dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, increase your circulation, and detoxify, leaving you with improved health and sensually soft skin. While nothing quite compares to the experience of having […]

Why Activated Charcoal is Good for Your Skin

Why Activated Charcoal is Good for Your Skin

Activated Charcoal is a really popular ingredient within the green beauty industry. It dates back to ancient times and is known for its ability to cure and heal a number ailments. This fine, black powder is odourless and is often made from wood or coconut shells. It effectively fights acne and gives you flawless skin, […]

9 Ways to Make Your Skin Glow

9 Ways to Make Your Skin Glow

Since creating the R Devine Skin Care line, the biggest compliment that I receive from people is how nice my skin is.  Everyone wants to know how I achieve such an even skin tone with a beautiful glow. While I’d like to give full credit to my R Devine Skin Care products, there’s a lot more […]

DIY Spa Pedicure

DIY Spa Pedicure

While there’s nothing quite like a professional Pedicure, sometimes you need a quick fix between professional treatments, without paying a visit to the spa.  This simple DIY Spa Pedicure will keep your feet running between your professional pedicures. Steps: Fill a large bowl with water and add your favourite scent of Sacred Bath Salt + […]

Self Care Rituals For the Body and Mind

Self Care Rituals For the Body and Mind

In our fast-paced, modern society, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, putting your own personal needs on the back burner.  This is one of the many reasons why I am a huge promoter of regular self-care rituals. Self care extends far beyond simply showering each day. Self care rituals involve all […]