For many of us, practicing a daily beauty routine has become habit. With places to go and people to see, cleansing, moisturizing and applying makeup transform into chores we are eager to complete. These mindless mornings can make us forget why we even do it in the first place. Fortunately, that’s about to change.
Laurie Gregory is asking us to slow down and breathe in our beauty. With her new brand, Saint Main, she is infusing mindfulness and healing self-care into our every day beauty rituals. And they are just that – rituals. As a practiced Yoga teacher, meditation coach and one of the founding executives of Bath and Body Works, she has learned what it means to take care of the body, inside and out.
Saint Main oils invite us to engage in the sacred practice of anointment, healing our skin and hair with precious blends of essential oils infused with light and love. Laurie is concerned with everything that goes into her products, including the energy. Shamans, spiritual mystics, and healers bless every oil and candle they make.
Essential oils like Wild Orange bring clarity of mind, Geranium balance and contentment, Bergamot a release of serotonin and an increase in happiness. Renown for their unmistakable beauty benefits, Saint Main products have also proven that beauty is wellness.
It is time we transform our habits into personal rituals and celebrate our divine beauty by engaging in mindful healing practices.
Lani Allen is a junior at Columbia University majoring in Creative Writing with a concentration in Spanish. Having served as Vice President of her class for two years, she has since contributed written pieces and illustrations to many on-campus publications. As a writer with an interest in the beauty industry, Lani intends to pursue a career in either journalism or fashion marketing.