In a world dominated by fast-paced living, it's time to step back and rediscover the true essence of beauty. Beyond the superficial, beauty lies in the celebration of diverse forms, a connection to natural rhythms, and a holistic approach to health rooted in ancient wisdom. Join us on a journey into Slow Beauty, where sustainable self-care rituals meet conscious consumerism, and therapeutic ingredients create a harmonious symphony for your body and soul.
At Sacred + Wild we like to think of ourselves as a slow-beauty brand. One that has been consciously and carefully created - a beauty space where alchemy, wisdom and ritual meet modern self-care. We make effective skincare formulations in small batches with all natural, certified organic ingredients and with a lot of love for the planet and people we work with.
In an industry plagued by green washing and where the term “clean beauty” has been deemed problematic - we like to align ourselves with SLOW BEAUTY standards. Read on to find out what this means to us, how we implement Slow Beauty into our strategy and every decision we make of how our Slow Beauty approach can elevate your daily routine and skincare rituals.
✨ Reframing Beauty and Connecting to The Natural Rhythms of The Earth and Our Bodies
One of the first steps we can take is to unlearn to reframe our perception of beauty itself. It's not confined to societal standards; instead, it's a celebration of diversity in all its forms. At Sacred + Wild, we believe that true beauty emerges when we embrace and celebrate the uniqueness within ourselves and others.
In our quest for beauty, we often overlook the importance of slowing down to connect with the seasons and listen to our bodies. Slow Beauty encourages us to synchronize with natural rhythms, understanding that beauty unfolds gradually. We must appreciate that as the wheel of the year takes us through a cyclical journey which takes twelve months to complete, keeping our habits and routines consistent will allow positive changes to manifest in both appearance and well-being.
At Sacred + Wild we believe radiant health should be approached holistically and draw inspiration from Ayurvedic Principles. As slow beauty advises a gradual approach to beauty, contrasting with quick fixes and instant results, Ayurveda teaches us that the mind and body are profoundly interconnected, with a focus on the impact of our environment, stress levels, diet and overall health.
🌿 Sacred + Wild: Embracing Slow Beauty As An Embodied Practice
If we are to move towards a more holistic approach to an embodied practice of Slow Beauty we must integrate self care regularly and sustainably into our own daily routines as mini rituals.
"Slow beauty is a movement and a philosophy to help people develop a sustainable self-care practice grounded in nature, health and wellness which includes the use of multi-sensory products, tools and resources to support a joyful way of feeling and being in the world," says Shel Pink, author of 'Slow Beauty: Rituals and Recipes to Nourish the Body and Feed The Soul’
At Sacred + Wild, we've embraced the Slow Beauty movement, crafting skincare that transcends the ordinary and helps you include mindful rituals and intentional self-care in your routine both morning and night. Discover the essence of our philosophy and how it elevates your daily routine below.
🌸 Connect with Slow Beauty: Mindful Daily Rituals
Slow Beauty extends beyond skincare; it's a lifestyle that integrates sustainable self-care rituals into our daily routines. At Sacred + Wild, we've curated products designed to be more than just beauty essentials – they're moments of mindfulness and intention. From face and body massages to winding down with our specially crafted candles, we bring rituals into your daily life for a holistic approach to well-being.
When was the last time you mindfully experienced every aspect of your skin and body care routine, cleansing and moisturising your face or lovingly oiling your body - and how this time can have a greater impact on your mind and overall health? By taking this time for ourselves we can regularly check in with our mind, body and soul, ensuring we are working with our current emotional and physical states and natural rhythms.
At Sacred + Wild we have woven the art of ritual and mindful intention into all of our products, whether it's using the facial oil and massage mushroom for gua sha morning and night, or our candle to start the day with a morning meditation or a loving massage with the warm oil in the bath to wind down pre bed. The moments are made intentional as you listen to your body.
Dive into the art of mindful intention with every Sacred + Wild product, designed to sanctify your moments and reconnect you with your natural rhythm.
🌟 The Therapeutic Power of Thoughtful Ingredients
In the world of Slow Beauty, every ingredient has a purpose. Our formulations are free from fillers and greenwashing, a thoughtful blend of nature’s bounty ensuring that each component serves a therapeutic function.
Along with a powerhouse of 16 further botanicals in our face oil, bakuchiol and prickly pear stand as our high-functioning hero ingredients, offering proven benefits for skin texture, radiance, and anti-aging effects. Bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative, offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Prickly pear oil, rich in vitamins and fatty acids, hydrates and protects against ageing and environmental stressors. These blends calm inflammation and promote elasticity for a radiant complexion.
Our massage candle uses a base of wild African beeswax, which purifies the air and eliminates toxins from your environment as it burns, blended with skin healing oils of hemp together with coconut, sesame and olive which are all used in the traditional Ayurvedic warm oil massage practice of Abhyanga.
Our aromatherapy oils in both products not only smell incredible but also provide science-backed emotional and mental well-being benefits, uplifting your mood and promoting relaxation.
At Sacred + Wild, we invite you to embrace this holistic journey, where each product is a testament to our commitment to your well-being, the planet, and the beauty found in simplicity and authenticity.
🌍 Conscious Consumerism: Beyond Greenwashing
The beauty industry often falls prey to greenwashing, misleading consumers with claims of sustainability. Slow Beauty demands transparency and authenticity. We advocate against the problematic term "clean beauty" and encourage conscious consumerism. It's about simplicity, buying better and less, and supporting local brands with eco-friendly practices.
Our commitment to simplicity is reflected in our product range. We believe in quality over quantity, creating multi-functional products that actually work. This approach not only simplifies your routine but also aligns with the ethos of Slow Beauty. By choosing fewer, carefully curated items, you contribute to a more sustainable and mindful approach to beauty.
At Sacred + Wild, respect and reverence for the planet and its inhabitants drive every decision. Our commitment to ethical and eco-friendly practices is evident in every aspect of our company. We navigate the industry with honesty, sustainability, and kindness. From small-batch production and the use of only natural botanicals and wild beeswax to organic farming and eco-friendly packaging - including ethically sourced Onyx from the Himalayan foothills - our ethos aligns with the principles of Slow Beauty
🔗 Explore Sacred + Wild’s Slow Beauty Ethos and Manifesto
Indulge in the transformative power of Slow Beauty – where alchemy, wisdom, and ritual intertwine to elevate your skincare experience. Embrace a slower pace and savour sacred moments with Sacred + Wild.
Curious about our Slow Beauty journey? Dive into our website to explore the ethos of responsibility, respect for nature, and the interconnectedness of it all - https://wearesacredandwild.com/pages/about#sustainability