Summer Solstice Sale
Lotus & Luna Takeover »
All orders $49+ will receive a FREE summer gift + FREE shipping*! Limited stock – available until supplies end.We are excited to announce that the Lotus & Luna Summer Takeover is now on! Bohemian, beach accessory brand, Lotus & Luna, are giving away an array of beautiful handcrafted delights to our loyal customers! Every order $49+ will receive a free Lotus & Luna gift in their Organic Fiji order, plus free shipping*! Raw, organic coconut oil products team up with artisan accessories to offer you the ultimate summer experience. Hit the beach this summer with glowing skin, healthy hair and surf happy style.
- All Orders $49+ will receive a FREE summer gift from Lotus & Luna – Mystery gift will be a comfy cotton headband with mandala inspired print, a unique wrap bracelet, an anklet made with real sea glass, or similar. Retail value $12-$20 or more.
- Orders $75+ will receive a FREE summer gift from Lotus & Luna – Mystery gift will be a handmade energy stone bracelet, a boho chic necklace featuring real energy stones, or similar. Retail value $32-$44 or more.
- Orders $100+ will receive a FREE summer gift from Lotus & Luna – Mystery gift will be a beautifully stylish, fair trade beach cover up kimono, or similar. Retail value over $52.
- Orders $125+ will receive 2 FREE summer gifts from Lotus & Luna – Mystery gift will be a beach cover up kimono and 1 additional accessory, or similar. Retail value over $64.
- Orders $150+ will receive 3 FREE summer gifts from Lotus & Luna – Mystery gift will be a beach cover up kimono and 2 additional accessories, or similar. Retail value over $76.
Products: Ethically Handcrafted casual Jewelry and accessories jam packed with good karma and healing energy stones! Each Lotus and Luna accessory is handcrafted by female artisans living in various small villages in Northern Thailand, providing them and their neighbors with consistent, fair employment. The Lotus and Luna design team collaborates directly with a lead artisan in each village to carefully create designs from high quality, locally sourced materials. The lead artisan then trains a larger group of women in her village how to create the designated product. These artisans range from all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities, and are tasked based on their individual skills and interests. As each woman learns to make our products, she learns a new skill, and as the collections evolve through the seasons her skill set grows. This empowers our artisans individually while allowing their village economy to not only sustain, but grow. We are committed to providing our artisans with ethical work standards by paying them with fair wages, paid vacation time and sick leave. They are encouraged to work as often or as little as they choose, on site or from the comfort of their homes.
Why we love Lotus & Luna: Not only to Lotus & Luna’s accessories look chic and summery, but they are also handcrafted with care, high quality, responsibly sourced and produced, committed to fair trade, loyal to the artisans who create their products, in tune with the earth’s offering by using pure energy stones and much more! If you’re looking for a top notch, ethical, cutting edge and fun brand to buy your beach accessories and clothing from, San Diego based Lotus & Luna are your gals!
21 summer skin tips using Organic Coconut Oil »1. Use organic coconut oil scrub to get rid of calluses, keep your toes looking pretty for flip flop season!
2. Use organic coconut oil to soothe painful sunburn! Skin quenching properties reduce pain and speed up healing.
3. Use lemongrass scented coconut oil products as a natural insect repellant when enjoying the summer nights.
4. Use organic coconut oil to reduce skin peeling after being out in the sun – making your tan more even and last for much longer.
5. Use organic, biodegradable coconut oil products to moisturize skin before going into any of earth’s waters so as not to spread toxic chemicals and harm the marine life that enjoy the waves as much as you do.
6. Use coconut oil on feet to treat of athlete’s foot with nature’s anti-fungal remedy! Beach toes at the ready.
7. Hydrate your beach hair after being out in the sun with an organic coconut oil intensive conditioning hair treatment, stimulating hair follicles and treating split ends.
8. Use organic coconut oil soap for a summer camping trip in the wilderness which can be used as a face wash, body wash, shampoo and deodorant. Wilderness friendly and biodegradable, will not affect the ecology around you.
9. Use organic coconut oil body scrub to firm and nourish all those bikini body areas before heading to the beach. Increase skin elasticity, lymphatic drainage and toxin reduction.
10. Protect tattooed skin from the sun’s rays and environment pollutants with organic coconut oil. Keep that art bold! 11. Use organic coconut oil lip balm this summer to keep lips naturally nourished and protected from the sun and beach breeze.
12. Add organic coconut oil to your bold coffee to bring out nutty flavors, offer healthy MCTs and add a natural energy supplement to your summer sunrise routine.
13. Use lavender or lemongrass scented organic coconut oil on pets this summer as mosquito, flea and tick season speeds up to full swing. Repel insects with the essential oils and make it difficult for them to land or reproduce on a base of coconut oil – double whammy!
14. Prepare your whole body for the sunshine by exfoliating with organic coconut oil scrub – shedding that dead skin and letting your best self shine. Increases longevity of tan if dried cells are purged before working on your glow.
15. Protect coloured hair from drying out in the pool or the ocean by applying a thin layer of organic coconut oil to your hair first– this will create a protective layer which will lock out environmental dehydrators and harsh ingredients such as chlorine.
16. Add organic coconut oil to your diet to offer sustainable energy without a crash – perfect for early morning runs this summer!
17. Use organic coconut oil as a night cream around the eyes after a day at the beach – sunshine and wind can not only make you squint but also dry out your skin’s elasticity causing extra lines.
18. Use organic coconut oil on insect bites to treat and heal. Anti-bacterial and soothing properties work together to minimize itching, speed up recovery and reduce scarring.
19. Be confident in your own skin! Treat and soothe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne before shedding those layers and enjoying your summer wardrobe.
20. Use organic coconut to condition and tame eyebrows and eyelashes this summer – keeping your look natural and smudge-free at the pool and at the beach.
21. Try organic coconut oil as an organic personal lubricant when summer nights heat up! Super sensitive, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, antifungal and PH balancing properties make it the perfect choice. Did we mention it’s edible?
21 Facts about Summer Solstice »1. This year, the summer solstice will be at 6:07 a.m. on Thursday, June 21.
2. The summer solstice happens on the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.
3. During the summer solstice, the North Pole is tilted closest to the sun. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite, so the South Pole is tilted farthest from the sun.
4. All the planets in our solar system have summer solstices. Mars’s solstice occurs a few days after Earth’s in June. On Uranus, the summer solstice happens once every 84 years. The next one will occur on October 9, 2069. Each season lasts for 21 years.
5. Stonehenge in England is thought to have been constructed to celebrate the summer solstice. To this day, tourists flock to the ancient site to witness the sunrise right through the center stone during the summer solstice.
6. “Solstice” comes from the Latin word for “sun stand still” because the sun will reach its highest point at noon on that day and briefly appear not to move.
7. In northern Europe, the summer solstice is often referred to as Midsummer; Wiccans and other Neopagan groups call it Litha; and some Christian churches recognize the summer solstice as St. John’s Day to commemorate the birth of John the Baptist.
8. Many ancient cultures worshiped the sun and/or had deities or rulers called Sun Kings and practiced ritual human sacrifice, especially at the solstice. The Vikings were said to have hung dead human and animal bodies from trees as an offering to the gods.
9. According to pagan folklore, evil spirits would appear on the summer solstice. To ward them off, people would wear protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of these plants was known as “chase devil,” today referred to as St. John’s Wort.
10. In northern Iceland, you can perch on a cliff overlooking the sea and physically watch the sun “not set,” says Ryan Connolly, co-founder of Hidden Iceland.
11. In Alaska, the summer solstice is celebrated with a midnight baseball game.
12. If you are somewhere in the Tropic of Cancer during the solstice, you’ll note that at the stroke of noon, you won’t see any shadows. That’s because that is the precise time when the sun is directly overhead at a 90-degree angle to the Earth.
13. While the Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight on the summer solstice than on any other day of the year, that doesn’t mean the first day of summer is also the hottest. Even though the planet absorbs a lot of sunlight on the summer solstice, it takes several weeks to release it. As a result, the hottest days usually occur in July or August.
14. Another popular misconception is that during the summer solstice, Earth is the closest it can get to the sun. In reality, the planet reaches this point, also called the perihelion, about two weeks after the winter solstice. On the summer solstice, the Northern Hemisphere is actually near the furthest point from the sun, or the aphelion.
15. The longest day of the year at the equator (around 12 hours) will never be as long as the longest day at the north pole (24 hours). In fact, at the equator, the amount of daylight really doesn’t change at all over the entire course of the year.
16. Alaska’s Chugach National Forest gets more than 20 hours of sunlight on the summer solstice, which leaves very little time for its resident bats to find food. A recent study found that they started hunting a little earlier and kept hunting a little later when they were far from buildings and roads.
17. Some humans get sad and anxious during the winter when there’s little daylight, and it turns out that nocturnal rats can have the opposite reaction.
18. Mark Lehner, an Egyptologist and Sphinx expert, has observed that when a person stands near the Sphinx on the summer solstice, the sun looks like it’s setting halfway between the pyramids Khafre and Khufu. The sight is remarkably similar to a hieroglyph called akhet, which translates roughly as “horizon.”
19. According to European legends, fairies and other mythical creatures were more likely to come out on the night of the winter solstice. This was likely the basis for William Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Remember: Midsummer is another name for solstice.)
20. A Cornell study that analyzed Twitter posts from about 2 million people around the globe found positive messages become more frequent as days got longer, and negative messages went up as days got shorter. More conclusive results showed people having identifiable peaks of happiness early in the day and then trending toward negativity in the evening, so make sure to really enjoy yourself the morning of the summer solstice.
21. By some calendars, the Greeks marked the beginning of a new year on the solstice, and they celebrated the festival of Kronia in honor of the god of agriculture, Cronus. During the celebration, for just that one day every year, slaves were allowed to join in the feasts and games as equals with the free people. The solstice also marked the one-month countdown until the Olympic games. Information brought to you from Readers Digest
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