5 Self-Care Favorites from the Crossroad’s New Sage Apothecary
Tucked into Sage Center for Yoga & Healing Arts is a modern-day apothecary with all the goods needed to fulfill your self-care dreams. The Apothecary is mindfully curated with organic and non-toxic skincare lines, KC’s biggest range of Aurvedic herbs and oils, and items for yoga, meditation and daily ritual. You’ll surely want to choose your own favorites, but here are 5 of ours to get you started:
1. Productivity Planner and The Five-Minute Journal by Intelligent Change
These journals from Intelligent Change can morph you into a better state of mood and mind, even if you’re journal averse. Each is a pre-filled notebook that allows you to simply follow along and fill in the blanks. The Productivity Planner helps you to prioritize your tasks and to complete them efficiently and effectively. Designed to be morning and evening bookends to your day, The Five-Minute Journal sets you up for positive thinking by prompting lists of gratitude and daily highlights.
2. Banyan Botanicals Ayurvedic Herbs
Banyan Botanicals is the leader in Ayurveda products and assures their herbs and oils are organic, fair-trade and sustainably sourced. They offer traditional Ayurvedic formulas such as the digestive aid, Triphala along with some of their own blends. Blood Cleanse, with neem and manjistha, is our go-to for keeping clear skin in the summer and for boosting circulation of lymph. The tincture Focus uses brahmi and gotu kola for keeping your mind clear and centered and your memory intact.
3. ISUN Dosha Oils
Finding an oil that truly has a beneficial blend of herbs and can smell divine but not overpowering, is a feat that only ISUN has attained. Their vata, pitta and kapha oils are mixed with the Ayurveda doshas in mind making them more focused on an individual’s needs. The oils are great to use in the Ayurvedic tradition of abhyanga where oiling is done before you shower, but also light enough to use after bathing. ISUN has it mastered, right down to the violet glass bottle and easy-to-use pump.
4. Wunder Workshop Instantly Golden Turmeric Latte
Wunder Workshop has taken all the guessing out of how to weave the miracle-working herb, turmeric, into your life. Their Instantly Golden Turmeric Latte has turmeric, cinnamon and a dehydrated coconut milk, so all you have to do is add hot water. With a little extra cinnamon in the morning or some grated nutmeg at night, it’s the best healthy tonic. It’s rare to find something so convenient, delicious and healing at the same time.
5. Living Libations Poetic Pits
Taking your pits from potent to poetic, this natural deodorant from Living Libations is effective and lasting. Packaged in a small, unsuspecting roll-on bottle, Poetic Pits is purely essential oils that manage to transform any underarm funk into pleasant aroma. How do they do it? We don’t know, but they do it without baking soda or any of the typical ingredients that normally cake or irritate in natural deodorants.