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of Love and Oil

Michele Smith

of Love and Oil

Michel Apothecary products are great influenced by Ayurvedic medicine, the sister science of Yoga.  One delicious practice is abhyanga which involves massage of the body with warm herb infused oils. Proponents claim Abhyanga aids joint health, nourishes the tissues of the body and brings aggravated nerves back to balance all while improving the condition of the skin.


Ten Minutes to Yourself

Michele Smith

Ten Minutes to Yourself

It is amazing what a little self-care time daily can do for your health. Combined with deep breathing, taking ten minutes to focus on a soothing task can help the nervous system switch-off the stress response. To get the most of your time, be sure to let your exhales linger 1.5 to 2 times longer than your inhale (ex: breathe in to the count of 4, out to the count of 6 or 8). This signals the parasympathetic nervous system to switch on. This aspect of the nervous system regulates the body into a rest and digest mode, the exact opposite...


Bedtime practice for better sleep

Michele Smith

Bedtime practice for better sleep

One of the central focuses of our product line is to encourage good sleep. Regular full nights of uninterrupted sleep can help improve hormones, inflammation, immune system, blood pressure and cardiovascular health. *Many of us struggle to decompress from a hectic day so that we can get good sleep. One way to settle the mind is to bring conscious attention to the body and the breath. Here is a nighttime stretch you can practice to help settle the mind by stretching one of the largest muscle groups, the psoas muscles.  Half- frog pose: Lay on your belly and bend the right leg...