The Giggling Goddess
Rise & shine
Spring Retreat eKit Revitalise, refresh, rise and shine! Spring is a magical -me! A -me of awakening and new life. At Spring Equinox the sun enters Aries, bringing into our lives a spark of inspira9on, ac9on and ﬁre! Just what we need to awaken us from our winter slumber! Life is s-rring. From now on the days get longer, the suns energy increases, nature blooms and blossoms. Poten9al and promise are all around. It’s a 9me of fer9lity and birth. It's -me to throw oﬀ the restraints of winter and feel the vitality and energy s-rring within us. Re-‐energise, revitalise, let go of the old and welcome in the new! Time to step forward into new beginnings, new ventures and adventures!
It’s time to Rise and Shine! Introducing your DIY Retreat eKit! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
How to plan your perfect retreat Spring cleaning with a twist! Revitalize Top-‐to-‐Toe Magical energizing essen9al oils Easter Tree of Thankfulness Nurturing Nest of Possibili9es Go on then -‐ let’s enjoy some chocolate!
Let’s get started!
Wheel of life
Planning your retreat with the
How to use the
Wheel of life to plan your perfect retreat!
Retreats are the perfect way to get back the balance in your life! Take some 9me to reﬂect and iden9ty which part of your life needs some TLC or some get up and go! Use the magical wheel of life and....
1. Pick up to 8 areas of your life that are important to you.
These may include: Career, Rela9onships, Family, Fun, Relaxa9on, Health, Wellbeing, Wealth, Security, Hobbies, Energy. Label each segment of the smallest circle with one of these areas. Give each area a score out of ten for how sa9sﬁed you are with this area right now. Colour in that segment and move on to the next. 0 is right in the centre and 10 would ﬁll the whole of the segment. You will soon get a sense of which areas of your life are hunky-‐ dory and which could do with some TLC!
2. Move to the next circle. Take each segment in turn. If this
area of your life was exactly as you wanted it to be, what would it be like? Dream big and really imagine it exactly as you’d like it! What be happening in this area for it score a 10/10? Make some notes on what ten out of ten would be like for you. What are you doing? What can you see, hear, feel? Start with the areas which need some TLC. You can complete just a few sec9ons or them all -‐ it’s up to you!
3. Move to the next circle. This is action stations! Take each area in turn, star9ng with the ones that need the most TLC. What kind, loving, wonderful things could you do to start moving in the direc9on of 10/10. What ac9on could you take to move one step forward in the direc9on you want to go? Come up with as many op9ons as you can, have fun with it!
4. Design your own retreat! Look through the ac9ons and op9ons you’ve just
wriben down. Ask yourself: What am I going to do? How am I going to do it? When? Perhaps choose one small step in three areas that you would like to improve. Or three steps in the area that is crying out for some sprucing up! This is the perfect founda9on for your Spring Retreat! Perhaps you need more fun and your Rise & Shine retreat calls for catching up with friends, going on an easter egg hunt and dancing! Or you might need some rest and relaxa9on and retreat will include a relaxing bubble bath, reading your favourite novel and a long lie in. It will be diﬀerent for everyone, that’s the beauty of a DIY retreat!
5. Infinity & beyond! Go beyond your retreat... keep going with the lible steps
and ac9ons 9l your wheel is nicely in balance and you have a new found spring in your step and sparkly, glowing smile!
Time for a good ol’ Spring clean ...with a twist! I’m not a big fan of cleaning (as my poor boyfriend knows!). So I’m not going to suggest you spend your en9re Easter hols with the marigolds on! It is really nice, however, to get the energy moving around your home especially aher so many winter months of hiberna9on and cosying up! Here are some fun ways to brighten up your living space, chase out the winter and any old, stagnant energy and welcome in posi9vity and new beginnings!
Open all the windows.
Let the fresh Spring air blow through your house, blowing away the cobwebs, cleansing and invigora9ng your home.
Clear the clutter.
Geing rid of things you no longer use or need is a great way to say goodbye to the old and invite new and wonderful things in!
As you go round with the hoover imagine it not only sucking up dust but also hoovering up any nega9vity, unhelpful thoughts, emo9ons, blocks. Hoover up anything that is no longer serving you so that you are ready to....
Bless your space & fill with good vibes
Make up a Revitalising Good Vibes room spray (as described a bit later in How to Use Essen9al Oils) or use an incense s9ck or a sage smudge s9ck. Walk around your home taking each room in turn spraying with your room spray or wahing the incense. Imagine it ﬁlling the room with posi9ve uplihing energy. Say a lible blessing in each room such as... “Thank you bedroom for providing a safe, nurturing sanctuary to sleep, rest and recharge” “Thank you living room for being a wonderful place to socialise, nurture friendships, relax, be inspired and create. “ “Thank you kitchen for providing a space to cook nurturing, nourishing food” Spend a minute at your front door, the doorway to your space, and set an inten9on for your home such as “Thank you home for being a place of love, fun, security, nurturing and crea9vity”
Feel the shift and enjoy!
Time for a spruce up!
Home made Shower Scrub
Mix 2 tablespoons of coarse sea salt (or sugar) with 1 tbsp vegetable oils (e.g olive). Add 4 drops of a refreshing, revitalizing essen9al oil (peppermint, lemon or grapefruit are my faves). Mix together well. Apply to the skin in in circular movements for a s9mula9ng, uplihing exfolia9ng shower experience! Leaves skin, soh, smooth, energised and glowing!
Cleansing Shower Ritual
As you step under the water imagine a bright white light descending on you, purifying your aura, washing away anything that is no longer serving you and ﬁlling you with a pure white light. Allow anything nega9ve to be washed away, any unhelpful thoughts or habits or old ‘stuﬀ’ you want to get rid of. Emerge lighter and brighter!
Detox Bath Salts
Mix 3 tablespoons of coarse sea salt (or epsom salts) with 6 drops of your chosen essen9al oil. Peppermint, Lemon and Grapefruit will all help to detoxify the mind, body and spirit, get your energy moving and ﬂowing. Mix together well and sprinkle into the bath just before you get in. Enjoy a cleansing, reviving, uplihing soak.
Springtime Bath Ritual
As you are enjoying the wonderful uplihing aroma, visualize any posi9ve changes you’d like to experience in your life. See them as if they are already happening and enjoy how it makes you feel! As the water drains away imagine it taking away anything that is holding you back, anything that isn’t serving you. Step out conﬁdently and posi9vely knowing good things are coming your way!
Energising & Detoxifying essential oils Use these oils in your bath & shower recipes and around your home to cleanse, energise and add some sparkle!
Lemon Lemon zest, light and fresh! Detoxifying
and energizing, purifying and cleansing. Good for circula9on, gets energy moving, revitalizes our mind and body! When lemon is vapourised/ diﬀused the aroma lihs the room, freshens the atmosphere and keeps harmful microbes at bay. Lemon is a wonder of the ﬁrst aid cabinet, a strong an9sep9c, an9bacterial and an9 viral. Excellent for cuts and wounds, boos9ng immunity, soothing coughs and colds. (Can irritate sensi*ve skin. Do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight. Do not use in pregnancy.)
Grapefruit Fresh and citrus, yellow and green, uplihing and reviving. Balancing,
clearing and detoxifying. Clears mind and spirit of nega9ve feelings. Excellent for stress. A tonic that helps to detoxify the diges9ve system. An9sep9c, an9toxic, diure9c and a depura9ve -‐ helps to get things moving in the body -‐ reducing trapped ﬂuid, reducing cellulite and easing congested skin. Also fantas9c aher exercise to disperse lac9c acid. (Can irritate sensi*ve skin.)
S9mula9ng, energising, awakening, detoxifying and warming. Strong and sharp, green and clearing. Peppermint cuts through nega9vity and mental cluber, relieves headaches and migraines and releases unhelpful thoughts. Relieves lethargy and 9redness. Brings you into the present moment, re-‐energises and gives you get up and go! Cleanses the body of toxins, strong tonic to the diges9ve system that soothes aches and pains, acts quickly to remove harmful microbes out of the system. (Can irritate sensi*ve skin. Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid if epilep*c. Avoid with heart disease.)
how to use
Essential Oils Blended oils
These can be used to rub into the temples and across the forehead to uplih, s9mulate, clear the mind and help with headaches. For diges9on and toxin elimina9on apply to the abdomen and massage gently in a clockwise direc9on. To s9mulate circula9on massage legs in upward strokes from the feet upwards, or the arms from the hands upwards. Make a blended oil by mixing essen9al oils with a base or carrier oil. Cold pressed organic sunﬂower oil is great (you can also use olive oil, almond oil, even regular sunﬂower oil if its all you’ve got). Use 2 drops of essen9al oil per 5ml carrier oil and be very careful not to any any in your eyes.
6 drops in the bath will work wonders! Dilute in a lible vegetable oil, milk or seasalt before adding to the bath. Enjoy a reviving and energising soak.
Add 6-‐8 drops to an oil burner or diﬀuser to vapourise the oils into the air. Uplihs and puriﬁes the atmosphere. Helps ease breathing, coughs and colds and prevents germs spreading. Spreads good vibes!
Use 70% water, 30% vodka and 2% essen9al oil (e.g 70ml water, 30ml vodka and 40 drops essen9al oil). Shake well and spritz around your home to freshen, uplih and get the energy ﬂowing!
Always check safety informa9on for individual oils before use. Essen9al oils should always be diluted and used at concentra9ons of 2% (or less for some oils). As a guide use 20-‐40 drops per 100ml or 2-‐4 drops per 10ml which equals a dilu9on of 1%-‐2%. Many oils are not suitable for use whilst pregnant or on children. Seek advice from an aromatherapist before use. Always patch test before use. Apply a lible blended oil to the inside of your elbow and check for any reac9on (24hrs is recommend). Mostly, enjoy!
Easter tree of Thanks
Let’s stop to count our blessings! Apprecia9ng the good things makes us feel great and draws more good things towards us! Spend a few minutes thinking of everything you are grateful for -‐ people, possessions, experiences, quali9es. Label each egg on the gorgeous tree above with something you are grateful for and add more eggs if you like!
nest of Possibility
The -me around Spring Equinox and Easter is magical. It’s a 9me of fer9lity and birth. Poten9al and promise are all around. This is a -me of awakening and new life. What changes, desires or personal projects do you want to give birth to? Let’s use the powerful energy of the season to put them out there into the world! Label the eggs with your wishes. How can you nurture these wishes and bring them to frui9on? What suppor9ve thoughts, habits or ac9ons will help them to grow? Make a nurturing nest by surrounding your eggs with these posi9ve thoughts and ac9ons.
Indulge your inner child & inner chocolate lover in a little Easter fun! I’ve grown to quite enjoy Easter, despite the commercialisa9on and
chocolate-‐isa9on of it! I like taking the 9me to connect with the tradi9onal celebra9on of fer9lity, rebirth and new life of which the egg is symbolic. Also my inner child loves coming out to play! Here are a few fun projects!
Decorated Chocolate Eggs
You will need: An Easter egg, coloured icing and decora9ons: mini smar9es, hundreds and thousands, chocolate shapes, sweets, chicks etc There are no rules! Decorate and have fun! Its best to apply the icing ﬁrst as it gives all the other decora9ons something to s9ck to.
You will need:a big bar of chocolate, cornﬂakes, mini eggs, cake cases. Melt the chocolate in a bain marie, s9r in cornﬂakes and coat with the chocolate, arrange in lible nest shapes with a few eggs on top and put in the fridge to set. Voila!
Decorated Easter Eggs Watch this cute video for ideas!
Decoupaged Easter Eggs
Lots of ideas for decoupaged and decorated eggs. Check out the videos here!
About the Giggling
I hope you’ve enjoyed your eKit and that you create a fabulous Rise & Shine Spring retreat!
This eKit was brought to you by me!
I’m the founder of the Giggling Goddess Circle -‐ a place that inspires crea9ve, joyful living and adds a lible magic and sparkle to life! Check out my blog at www.giggling-‐ goddess.com and ﬁnd me on Facebook here I love helping people lead joyful, authen9c, fulﬁlling lives! My work draws on a unique blend of crea9vity, spirituality, science (NLP and Posi9ve Psychology), ancient wisdom and connec9ng to nature. I approach life with the spirit of adventure; with curiosity, posi9vity, crea9vity and playfulness. I love inspiring others to take charge of their lives, focus on their dreams and take ac9on! Back in the UK, aher several nomadic years, I love running my Bristol based goddess circle, wri9ng inspiring eCourses, being crea9ve, going for long walks and connec9ng with nature, plants and the cycles of life to enhance everyday living. I lead inspiring workshops, events and eCourses around the UK and beyond!
See you again soon! love Gail xxx P.S Enjoyed this kit? Please write to me and let me know! email@example.com