I haven’t posted a blog in 2 weeks! Oh, how I’ve missed you guys! On Sunday, September 10, 2017, I hosted a Clean Beauty Basics workshop at Pineapple Camp in Jeffersonton, VA. Pineapple Camp is a one-day wellness and self-care retreat hosted by Pineapple DC, a community for women in food that connects the good food movement with the foodie world to create a better food system. This retreat was held at Wollam Gardens. It was so nice to get away from the noise of the city and recharge.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with pineapple-themed lifestyle goodies including tote bags, stickers, and iron on patches.
Naturally, we spent the day surrounded by plants and fresh cut flowers.
Joanna of Wandering Wellness kicked things off with an intention and guided meditation to help everyone get focused.
Almila of The Thirlby spoke about the healing properties of adaptogens, and made a couple of adaptogenic nut milks and superfood snacks for the group.
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Lauren Nixon led a session on “kitchen intuition” for all the curious home cooks.
Around noon, we stopped to have a plant-based lunch provided by Sweetgreen and Chaia DC.
After lunch, I hosted my workshop “Clean Beauty Basics” in collaboration with Take Care Shop DC.
My top 5 clean beauty must-haves included a moisturizer with SPF, aluminum-free deodorant, a natural perfume devoid of synthetic fragrance, clean lipstick (we don’t want to eat chemicals all day) and 7-free nail polish.
Katie of Planthouse Wellness (who helped organize this event in collaboration with Pineapple DC), led group yoga to help us get our bodies moving.
We spent the rest of the afternoon picking our own flowers from the farm.
We ended the retreat with a panel discussion where local health and wellness experts shared more about their self-care rituals. Want to attend the next Pineapple DC event? Get more information here.
Special Thank You to Pineapple DC and Planthouse Wellness for the opportunity.
All photos by WillPowerPhotos for That’s Chelsea