Founder of gorgeously clean and non-toxic Shiva Rose skincare and the lifestyle blog The Local Rose, Shiva Rose is the OG goop contributor and one of the most inspiring beauty/wellness gurus we know. Whole Beauty overflows with soul-nourishing, beautifying rituals from abhyanga (the Ayurvedic practice of self-massage) and breath-of-fire meditation to glowy-skin DIY face masks and ways to balance your doshas with essential oils. Lush photography is balanced with Shiva’s galvanizing writing on how to live a more beautiful, intention-filled life. “Beautifying ourselves holistically is an integral part of self-care, health, and healing,” she says. “When we treat our body with intention, we are honoring not just ourselves, but the essence of femininity that has coursed through us since the beginning of time.” Shiva’s insights on choosing crystals—”you’re attracted to certain crystals, so go with your gut, and don’t overthink it!”—drawing the most de-stressing bath of all time, and finding your mantra are reason enough for keeping Whole Beauty bedside; we thumb through it whenever we’re feeling a bit adrift.
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