As a mother of two, grandma of one, Ling Chan is no stranger to Mother’s Day. She loves to spoil her own mother, age 92. Ling Chan, founder of LING Skincare & Spa picks out her top Mother’s Day picks for those on every budget.
$20 and Under:
LING Skincare & Spa Rice Soaps ($15, LingSkincare.com) gives off an aromatic scent with light exfoliation.
$75 and Under:
LING Skincare & Spa Green Tea & Massage Body Oils ($40-70, Lingskincare.com) is the perfect way to relax rather you add a few drops to your bath or apply to your skin. Each scent allows you to give your mother a different journey.
$200 and Under:
LING Skincare & Spa Sleep Deep Wellness Massage ($195, lingskincare.com) is the perfect gift of relaxation. Our Deep Sleep Wellness Massage uses our Energy Lift Infusion to instantly calm your mind, relax and promote a good night’s sleep.
My hair is so dry, it’s a fire hazard. This oil is saving me from having to cut it all off and just start over (still tempted to do so however as I am pining for a hair cut at Spoke & Weal with the master, Jon Reyman ).
JOSIE MARAN ARGAN “LOVE YOUR LIPS” HYDRATING LIPSTICK
An awesome buildable, medium-coverage lip color.
A rich color core lipstick wrapped in a layer of hydrating Argan Oil. Inside is a high-pigment inner core that saturates lips in vivid color. Outside, a clear outer layer drenches lips with shine and hydration.
As you are reading this, I know your nose is running…
All of us struggle with the common cold – we catch it, get over it but can’t get away from it. Whether you are surrounded by sneezing, coughing and running noses in your home, at work or simply out in public – you need to protect yourself!
Yogi Cameron, former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master, stars in Model Guru on Veria Living TV network, and has quick and easy remedies to heal your common cold throughout the upcoming flu season.
Inhalation Therapy – ancient old trick of expelling mucus from the chest region
Boil a pot of water
Add 3-4 drops of camphor oil
Put a towel over your head
Place your head over the pot and inhale
Coconut Oil & Peppermint Oil – to keep the nasal passages open
Mix coconut oil with peppermint oil in the palm of your hand
Rub it inside your nose
*Peppermint Oil is sharp and hot, so it helps break down the sinus congestion
Healing Lemon Drink
½ cup warm water
Mix in 1 teaspoon of honey
*You can have this drink several times a day but don’t drink it with meals
Shoulder stand – helps to open the muscles in the neck, and as it’s an inversion, it helps to drain all of the mucus out of the nostrils and chest area (instructions on how to form the pose are in the provided video segment).
*Make sure to get plenty of rest for the mind and the body.
Clickherefor the full demonstration of each natural preventative method, as demonstrated by Yogi Cameron himself.
Yogi Cameron left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice.
With the help of the Amanuddin Foundation, Yogi Cameron has brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of a peace and education program for Afghan children, soldiers, and other members of the civilian population. He also works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation.
I was thrilled to revisit The Organic Pharmacy on Beverly Drive, since having checked it out years ago. Wow, have I been missing out! Walk in and you're immediately intoxicated by a wave of heavenly scents. These organic oils and concoctions are so pure and delicious the smell literally stopped me in my tracks for a serious "oh my goddddddd" moment that lasted a good two minutes.
The facial treatment list is founded upon their principles: organic, natural, high potency, pure, homeopathic.
I had a fantastic signature facial from the manager Kerry Wall, a sublimely talented aesthetician and all around organic skin guru who has been with The Organic Pharmacy for ten years.
Their facial treatments have been designed to use massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure massage to support the skin’s ability to heal itself. Lymphatic drainage reduces puffiness an the high potency organic ingredients enable the skin to repair and regenerate. Masks, extractions, massage – my skin was exquisite aftewards. GLOWING.
Whilst studying homeopathy I became aware of Organic and what it meant. Shocked that I had been unaware of the level of poisonous pesticides used in our food and the questionable ingredients used in cosmetics, I decided to use my herbal, homeopathic and pharmaceutical knowledge to create a shopping haven free from chemicals found in other stores, a place where expert knowledge on well being, herbs and homeopathic remedies were readily available. My principles were very simple, the best organic ingredients, honest expert advice, quality service, incredibly effective products and a caring environment. I took the idea to my husband Franco whose design skills and vision turned The Organic Pharmacy into a modern day health and beauty centre.
Our first store opened in 2002 on Chelsea’s trendy Kings Road and very soon we had complete synergy with our customers many of whom are still with us today. More London stores followed and in 2008 we opened our first store in Los Angeles. We still stick with our strong principles and pride ourselves on the passion that we share for quality, efficacy and above all a dedication to you.
To this end we strive to give you as much information as possible. Whether you suffer from breast cancer, skin allergies and sensitivities or you want to optimise your skin and health, an informed, honest choice is your right, we encourage all our customers to ask as many questions as they need to and we are there to support you every step of the way.
Our aim is to bring you the best products, advice and treatments free from all the toxic ingredients commonly found in mainstream cosmetics and health products. From our herbal and homeopathic dispensary we custom blend herbs and homeopathic remedies to suit your needs. Expert advice from our qualified professional team means you are able to fulfill all your health and beauty needs.
We believe that through informed choice, you the consumer should be empowered by knowledge so that you can decide what products to buy. We hope that we have shown the world it is possible to choose an organic product that is beautiful to look at, luxurious to use and more effective than its synthetic counterparts without compromising your health or beauty.
Pure, real, organic products don't mess around. This is the real thing, peeps.