Self love is a practice…

A continual practice babe as you are always changing, always evolving. Learning to love, accept and appreciate your Self as you advance through the many stages of your life requires a very tender patience that only YOU can provide. Think about how much you love your very best friend, your lover or sister/brother and then see yourself in THAT kind of love light…


How to love your body…

Have you ever truly embraced her without the idea that she needs to be different somehow? You and your body are in this together, for a lifetime! Be-friending her and encouraging her is a totally different energy than trying to change or improve her. Prioritizing your relationship with her will require the sweetest surrender, from you. Asking her, listening to her, honoring the wisdom she’s always communicating to you…

I thought I did love myself. I liked the way I looked and other people seemed to like me. It wasn’t until I started to love myself in this way, did I realize how much deeper and more intimate the relationship could be. When I realized how critical I had ALWAYS been of of my body, my heart softened and I saw her in a totally new light. As a total warrioress who had survived all my judgement, one whom I was honored to be with. - Andrea

Evoke your positive body image…

I know its a hard shift my love, you have never really truly looked at her through the eyes of acceptance, much less looked her over without some critical thought…

Your body is so beautiful and unique, can you see that every scar, every freckle, and every wrinkle has an epic story to tell? As women we’ve all been conditioned to judge ourselves and our bodies. Spending more time in reverence and awe of her, marveling in the magnificence of what she is capable of— is a much more worthy use of our short time on this earth. This is a rare opportunity to nurture a fulfilling relationship of adoration for her, to even CELEBRATE her and this ever evolving journey that you are on together!

It would only take a few moments to take in the chocolatey, aromatic goodness and breathe. Feel the love I have for myself as I am forced in a way to acknowledge each part of me, the body that is connected to the spirit, that is connected to the mind that gives birth to this life. -Kara

When I started to practice loving my body, she showed up totally different to me. I no longer so all the things that were wrong with her and instead saw everything that was so amazing about her. This practice is my way to honor her and this ever evolving journey that we are on together.

I scrubbed my thighs and my legs, remembering how unkind I had sometimes been to them, always pushing my body to be thinner or paying attention to the parts I loved while ignoring the parts I didn’t. Yet during the scrub, I cared for and nourished every single part of my body and it felt amazing…

Time and time again, this work blows me away. I’ve seen firsthand that when a woman loves the body she calls home, she can embrace her power to create the life of her dreams.

It was through this work that I was led to Zenziva…

Whether I am in a group of women doing a scrub on the beach together or by myself at home in the shower, the results are the same. Not only does my skin feel supple and smooth, I also feel physically lighter and brighter as if I had sloughed off a layer that was no longer needed…


The ART of scrubbing with intention…

Like all things in life the more you practice something, the better you get at it. To truly love yourself like you would your own precious child, you must first slough away all those secret and subtle layers of judgement. Be truthful with yourself about how you really treat your body.

Notice how your mind immediately comes up with excuses about how right now isn’t the best time, or that promise of I’ll for sure do this later. When will be a good time to choose YOU above everything else? Later never comes my love… I know it can be uncomfortable, and we are here for you. Notice your resistance to loving yourself in this way, and love that about yourself, above all else be kind to YOURSELF…

I’ve learned that our bodies and cells hold trapped emotions. I think of the scrub as an invigorating energetic cleanse that provides an opportunity for me to be with myself and to ask, what am I feeling right now? This practice supports the release and healing of any negative emotions, while simultaneously creating a blissful moment of nurturance for my body, how crazy soft my skin is after is just an incredible bonus. - Andrea
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What self love FEELS like…

When you set the intention to love on yourself and actually perform the act of this ancient art, magic happens. The chocolate aroma tantalizes the bliss factor in your brain. The playful feel of the granules tickling your palms as the scrub drips between your fingers. Your body feels physically stimulated and yet somehow curiously held by the gentleness of the scrub, as the sugar melts into your skin. You lovingly massage every inch of your beautiful body for a much longer time than would ever usually seem permissible, and even lick the scrub off your lips-- fully enjoying the sweet and salty notes on your tongue.

You realize how in this quietude with just yourself, how you can hear your TRUE self communicating to you from your heart. You relax even deeper, listening to the comforting and soothing love coming from within you, for you. Knowing and appreciating what a special moment this is, that you created.

Your skin is crazy nourished, revitalized and the water bead-lets are literally dripping down your glowing bod. You feel a new level of content sumptuousness, totally radiant, whole and full in every aspect possible from this act of gratitude you performed, for YOU

directions for how to love your body with the chocolate scrub is on the back of every package

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After the experience of releasing what no longer served me and shedding, literally old skin, I felt alive and refreshed. I felt new again. Like with yoga but on this deeper level where if I didn’t have time to do anything else, there was always time to use the chocolate scrub instead of shower gel or soap. - Kara


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