Happy Sunday Darling.
I have a new obsession in my life so let’s discuss.
It’s probably a little random but if we were at brunch right now, here is exactly what I really would want to talk to you about: oranges.
I have recently become obsessed with oranges. Something about the smell of them in the home just makes me feel clean and blissful. I have been seeing them lately, everywhere, especially in photos displayed beautifully in chic vignettes. It’s almost as if I have been manifesting oranges. You know when you start looking at a new car and then all of a sudden, you begin seeing them everywhere. That is exactly what is happening here. In all fairness, I have been working on my Money Mindset with my coach Amanda Frances and oranges go hand in hand with wealth (In Feng Shui) so it makes complete sense. Just yesterday I went to a beautiful hotel for a spa day and lo and behold, the water in the spa was filled with fresh oranges. It was absolutely delicious!
Naturally, I believe in keeping fresh foods and fruits in the kitchen at all times because it makes it easier to dive into them when they are sitting right in front of you. Not only are they extremely delicious, they have countless benefits for your health.
Benefits of eating oranges:
High in Vitamin C.
Gives a boost to your immune system.
Prevents skin damage and brightens the skin.
Controls blood sugar level & regulates blood pressure.
Promotes hair growth and a healthy scalp.
It’s a funny thing, after I read Patricia’s book and found a new obsession for her bitter orange potpourri, I decided to dig a little deeper into orange scents. Because of my love for essential oils, I’ve known for a long time that citrus scents are very powerful at home. A few drops of sweet orange oil in your diffuser will instantly uplift your energy & improve your mood (very helpful for working). Or you can put a few drops in your home cleansers and your kitchen will smell fresh and clean. Using skin care with vitamin C boosts your skins brightness instantly so I just love anything with orange in it. I personally use orange scented hand sanitizer for a little extra boost, too.
Let me give you a little back story: So, I’ve been on the hunt for coffee table decorating tips for moms with babies at home. It’s difficult to style the spaces around the home that aren’t hazardous or harmful to your little one. We slowly have gotten rid of everything on our coffee table because of this. Even the coasters have been an issue. So, how can a mom or anyone hosting people in their home with kids, do something chic and stylish but easy to remove once the kids are up and around again? Well, I figured it out. A BOWL OF FREAKING FRUIT. Specifically, a non-breakable bowl, think modern chic like a natural wood.
There is nothing that says home like a bowl of fruit, am I right???
Glam Shui Tip: 9 oranges in a bowl will pull in luck and prosperity directly into the energy or the “chi” of your living environment. Truth is, you can use any citrus like lemon or grapefruit. However, a little info I recently learned is that the word Mandarin in Chinese, sounds similar to the word, gold (wealth). So, the Chinese wisdom always suggests using oranges. Typically, the kitchen relates to the health of your home and oranges are cleansing and filled with nutrients. Don’t you want that for the energy of your home too?
I love Sundays. So I think I am going to make it a new Sunday ritual in my home to make a fresh fruit infused water. In a gorgeous glass pitcher. Especially now that the warm days of Summer are upon us. Keeping myself hydrated is key to a mindful lifestyle so with all of those health, beauty and wellness benefits, how can I not want orange infused water at home? Just think of it, your children come home after a long, hot Summer day and you greet them with a nice, refreshing glass, or a friend pops by and has a taste, or you treat yourself Monday morning to a moment of orange infused water. Pure bliss if you ask me. This incredible blood orange infused water recipe is calling my name.
Remember, Creating specific rituals for your self and your family is a big act of self care. Be sure to pour loving intentions into the energy that you perform your rituals with.
Have a beautiful & blissful Sunday friend.