‘The season of mellow fruitfulness’ enjoying the organic fruits, leaves, herbs of nature to nurture your skin and hair.
As the nights are drawing in you spend more time indoors so it’s a perfect time for relaxing and pampering yourself.
The prospect of less sunshine and winter cold coming can be a bit depressing. Caring for your body uplifts your heart and makes you look and feel good about yourself.
After the drying effect of the summer sun, Autumn is an especially good time for deep moisture treatments. It also prepares you for the drying effects of winter weather.
1. Deep Conditioning Oil Treatments For Your Hair
2. Herbal Hair Rinse To Brighten Your Hair Colour
To enliven your existing hair colour with a gentle herbal rinse. It is very quick and easy to do. Benefit from a slight colour tint and from the therapeutic, conditioning effects of the herbs.
Try an infusion of 2 table spoons herbs to a cup of boiling water, cover and leave to brew for 30 minutes then strain the herbs out.
Suggested herbs to use for different initial hair colours:
For Blonde hair: Chamomile and Calendula flowers tea
For Brown Hair: Black tea, Sage and/or Rosemary tea.
3. Deeply Moisturising Facial Oil Treatments
At the same time as treating your hair why not give your face an oil treatment.
There lots of wonderful oils for your skin, such as rosehip, argan, evening primrose, almond oil etc. Or you can just use cold pressed oils that you already have in your kitchen such as olive oil.
Liberally apply the oil to your face and massage for a few minutes Leave on for up to 3 hours. Rinse with warm water.
If you are not oiling your hair at the same time and you dont want to get it oily, tie hair back out of the way or use a shower cap.
4. A Healthy Natural Autumn Glow To Your Cheeks
For a really organic blush powder try a little beetroot powder on your cheeks and lips. Or for something more conventional, but natural and chemical free, try Lavera Lips and Cheeks Tint - Pink Primrose. It’s in a little balm pot and gives either a subtle hint of colour to lips and cheeks or if you put more on it’s a stronger colour. I really like it as it’s very natural looking and also versatile.
5. Autumn Glow For Your Hair With A Cleansing Hair Strengthening Treatment
Shikakai fruit paste cleanses your hair instead of shampoo. It conditions your hair and makes it more silky. Try adding a little of your favourite henna hair colour to the mix to boost your colour in between dyeing. Add a little Amla or Bhringaraj to encourage healthy hair growth.
6. Essential Oils For Autumn
For use in aroma burners the warm spicy aroma of Ginger essential oil uplifts, invigorates and helps guard against colds as do the fruity, zesty aromas of Orange and Mandarin essential oils.
7. Ayurvedic Autumn Tips
Since Autumn is the start of the ‘Vata’ Season it’s a time to soothe and balance Vata dosha. Take adequate rest, keep warm, eat warm nourishing food and drink. Sesame oil body massage is wonderfully balancing for Vata dosha. Herbs such as ginger, asaphoeteda, ashwagandha, licorice and bhrami are also very good for Vata dosha. An Ayurvedic consultant would be able to prescribe specific herbs for your physiology and any health problems you may have. For more information about Ayurveda click here
Most of All Relax, Enjoy & Be Happy!
I invite you to share your comments and your own ideas and tips for Autumn below: