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Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

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Have a blissful week-end #8

Keukenhof Flower Fields in Holland by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this week-end? On Saturday, I'm going to vote to elect the next French president (wish us luck). Saturday also happens to be Earth Day, so I'll take some time to reflect on my impact on the planet and reevaluate some of my habits (less dairy, turn off electronics at night, water plants with rain barrel water, etc.). I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

This French documentary (playing at the Living Room Theaters from April 21st).
This backpack.
101 ways to practice compassion and conservation for mother earth This drinking top.
A week of outfits.
Natural and organic sunscreen.
Sisterhood.
Currently reading this book.


Portland recommendations

Project Object grand opening.
Earth Day Weeding gathering.
Huarache Sandals making workshop.
Spring Medicine Making class.
Sustainable Fashion Forum.

Since many of you are reading this blog from not too far away, I thought I'd add a special segment at the end of my week-end recommendations, just for you. You can find more local & conscious tips and events on the Zero Waste PDX Facebook page.

A Personalized Bath Ritual Kit DIY

Bath Ritual Kit DIY by Conscious by Chloé

Last month, a friend of mine celebrated her 30th birthday.

Finding the perfect gift for someone is not always easy, especially when you're on a budget.

I had noticed that she really, really loved taking baths (I mean, who wouldn't when you have such a beautiful tub?!), so I decided to make her a personalized bath ritual kit.

Bath Ritual Kit DIY by Conscious by Chloé

I had seen one of these kits at a local shop, but their price range was a little to high for me. So instead, I just purchased the candle, sage and crystal there and made my own bath salts, body scrub and ritual card.

I reused the box and tissue paper of my latest online purchase, took out my favorite washi tape, calligraphy ink & nibs, and voilà!

Bath Ritual Kit DIY by Conscious by Chloé

I had so much fun that afternoon! I kept asking Octave to come over and look at how cute everything was. I'm such an annoying studiomate!

To me, putting time and effort in making a personalized gift means so much more important than buying the most expensive gift.

I was happy to support a local shop, a local candle maker (whom I met at a flea market a couple days later) and craft a personalized gift for someone I care for.

Bath Ritual Kit DIY by Conscious by Chloé

Now if you'd like to make your own bath ritual kit, here are my bath salts and body scrub DIYs.

And if you also want to make your own candle, here's a link to my soy candle DIY.

Bath Ritual Kit DIY by Conscious by Chloé


BATH SALTS

Taking a hot bath after a long work day is a great way to relax, breathe and take some time for yourself. Light a candle, put on some music, lock the door, and enjoy!

Active time: 2 min
Total time: 2 min

Supplies

  • 2 cups epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup finely ground pink Himalayan salt
  • 40 drops of your favorite essential oils

Tools

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Fill the jars and close them tightly.

Notes

My favorite essential oils for bath salts are citrusy but I've also been using a lot of mint lately to fight a nasty cold and breathe better.


Bath Ritual Kit DIY by Conscious by Chloé


BODY SCRUB

A little body scrub goes a long way. Get rid of dead cells, hydrate your skin and get out of the bath all smooth and invigorated!

Active time: 2 min
Total time: 2 min

Supplies

  • 1 tablespoon room temperature coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground pink Himalayan salt
  • 3-4 drops essential oils

Tools

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a fork.
  2. Fill the jars and close them tightly.

Notes

Rose essential oil seems to be a favorite for body scrubs. You can mix a bigger batch ahead of time if you, for example, are making party favors for guests. Just multiply the volumes by the number of guests. Or just prepare your mixture and use it on the spot with this recipe.


Bath Ritual Kit DIY by Conscious by Chloé


Photographs by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Have a blissful week-end #7

Mason jar cozy by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this weekend? I'm at home with a cold and will spend the next two days taking care of myself and... working. I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

I got one of these this morning to clear my sinuses.
It's time to register for the next food swap. Are there any in your area?
This interview.
I just discovered my new favorite online shop section, vintage + US made! Can you believe I do not own one of these?
I'll probably visit this pop-up later during the week-end if I feel a little better.
This album on repeat.
I'd love to stop by this new spot too for a little self-care but might just to go here for a steam.
I need all the comfort food.
Current life saver.


Photograph by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Worn #6 / Spring in my Step

Spring Look by Conscious by Chloé

April has been glorious here in PDX (I'm being a little optimistic, but we did see the sun a little more and it rained a little less). The other night, Octave and I took a stroll in our neighborhood to go refill our beer growler and stopped by this corner where the most beautiful shrub had bloomed.

What a perfect background to shoot a quick look!

I've been wearing this jumpsuit non-stop ever since I bought it from Shea, a talented Portland-based designer.

The cut is awfully comfortable, and the fabric quality is the best. Even though I spend my days sitting at the computer, it only gets very few wrinkles.

I've worn it with long sleeves in the winter and now pair it with my favorite second-hand crop top.

Spring Look by Conscious by Chloé

Spring Look by Conscious by Chloé

Spring Look by Conscious by Chloé

Spring Look by Conscious by Chloé

Spring Look by Conscious by Chloé

Spring Look by Conscious by Chloé


Worn #6 / Jumpsuit: Open Air Museum (made in Portland, OR), Top: second hand, similar at Make It Good (made in Portland, OR), Shoes: TOMS (made responsibly in China), Sunglasses: similar at Shwood (made in Portland, OR), Bag: similar at Baggu (made in the USA) and Modern Weaving (made in the USA).


Unless provided, the origin of the items showcased in my looks will not be disclosed as I may no longer share the values of the brands from which I purchased them. I highly recommend you to look for an alternative in my shop, look for similar items in second hand shops or, if you're talented and/or motivated, make your own!

Photographs by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Have a blissful week-end #6

Watering plants by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this weekend? I'm going to a plant exchange tonight and attend an open studio on Sunday. Only good things to keep my mind off the fact that I'm in the middle of a 5-day juice cleanse (more on that in a later article). I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

A fun way to practice your French.

I'm obsessed with these organic shaped planters.

Travel with zero carbon footprint.

I don't know whether I should get these or these.

Free vintage medicinal plant illustrations.

This quilt for my bedroom.

I wonder whether I could DIY this candle.

Planning on visiting this lab next time I'm in NY.

Professional Enthusiast.

I'm preparing my selection for the 10 x 10 challenge. Who wants to join in?


Photograph by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.