October's Tips

Self-care can be an Essential piece to the well-being of the mind, body and soul. This month, the Afros and Rizos team would like to introduce the benefits that can come from the use of several essential oils in our day-to-day life. Essential oils and other natural remedies have been a key component to health and healing among our ancestors from the beginning of time. Below, you can find a a few essential oils and their benefits that are perfect for the modern-day naturalista.
Lavender Oil
Lavender is a one of the most popular scents and they are great for any collection. Its calming aroma is interconnected with powerful antioxidants to sooth therapeutically and physically. Lavender can be utilized to reduce anxiety, improve sleep/insomnia, and protect the body against chronic illness such as diabetes.
Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus tree has powerful medicinal value that will change the way we look at healthy living. This magic solution can be utilized in all aspects of our lives from purifying our spirit; to cleansing our home- eucalyptus oil will serve as the pick-me-up of a lifetime! Eucalyptus can be utilized to treat cold/flu symptoms, to provide some extra hair nourishment, for air purification, and much more.
 Lemon Oil
Lemon is widely known for its ability to refresh and restore. This oil has the power to serve as a natural cleanser of any space, elevate mood, and promote vibration of energy throughout the body. Lemon can be utilized to enhance laundry smell, natural disinfectant, cleansing and purifying space, and even as a natural cure for halitosis!

October's Must Haves

Tight curls? What definition? Need a product that will hold you down during the change of the season?!

This month's featured product is: Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave-in Conditioner & Twisting Soufflé! 

The leave-in conditioner melts right into your hair & the twisting soufflé adds the shine, hold & definition our curl patterns want without weighing down your hair! The smell is memorizing & the best part is that a little goes a long way! Let's give it up to Mielle Organics for this little bundle of joy! 

Tutorial Below!

October's Issa Vibe: "Know Thy Self"

As the fall rolls in and the leaves on the trees begin to trickle down, we take this time to reflect and set intentions. Issa vibe will serve as your opportunity for self improvement and growth. The first step to self-improvement is to “Know Thyself”. The more you know about yourself, the better you are at adapting life changes that suit your needs. So where do you begin? Self-awareness doesn’t happen overnight and it certainly isn’t something that is easy to master. It takes time, it takes patience.

Creating Self-Awareness:

  1. Define Your Core Values: What are 5 of the most important things about you? What drives you?  

  2. Keep a Journal: Dare to Tell yourself the truth and edit disturbances around you

  3. Engage in Self-Reflection: Take time to reflect on the lessons you’ve learned in the week

  4. Write Your Own Manifesto: Write down all your wishes, dreams, intentions, and desires, be as specific as you can

  5. Give yourself permission to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or inspires you

“Always remember to slow down and live authentically. When we have a strong sense of self, we can navigate through life with intentionality and meaning.”