BARE Movement

<p>SNEAK PEAK of latest B ^ R E campaign.</p>

<p>Capturing the essence of B ^ R E women.</p>

<p>#jointhebaremovement #barewoman #palmcove #crueltyfree #organichaircare  (at Alamanda Palm Cove)</p>

SNEAK PEAK of latest B ^ R E campaign.

Capturing the essence of B ^ R E women.

#jointhebaremovement #barewoman #palmcove #crueltyfree #organichaircare (at Alamanda Palm Cove)

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>B ^ R E  movement - Full moon | September 2017</p><p>As we move into this September full moon on the 6th, we are reminded of all the fiery energy that remains from August, the solar eclipse and good old Mercury coming out of retrograde and now have an opportunity to clear all of that energy out and bring in the new water energy of clarity, focus, growth and expansion.</p><p>This year has been filled with intensity, shifts and busting old patterns.  Like the tides it’s important to go with the flow and simply check in, have a deeper awareness around what’s taking place energetically and choose to acknowledge, accept and gracefully embrace all the ebbs and flows that come your way. </p><p>As we come out of the fiery charge from the solar eclipse which saw us planting seeds / “harvest” our crops, forecast our visions and left many of us depleted of energy, exhausted and run down, we get to now witness the beauty of these visions come to life.   A blossoming is upon us and with the calming and somewhat forceful energy of the water in Pisces we now get to truly gain deeper understandings of why we’ve chosen what we have this year, complete projects, get clear on our vision and float or dance our way through the later parts of 2017. </p><p>I’m not sure about you, but I know I’ve been in serious cleansing mode, removing all stagnant energy in my home and work spaces, tying loose ends with projects and letting go of all that no longer serves me.   </p><p>I feel this moon is bringing with it a sense of completion, achievement and a collective awakened energy that is going to allow us to finally leave the old patterns and limiting beliefs behind us as we move into our new integrated, awakened selves. </p><p>Sink into your intuition this month, take on the more relaxed, calm vibes and as you witness the blossoming of your efforts begin manifesting and planning what’s ahead for the later part of 2017.  </p><p>Stay kind, practice the art of self care and trust the process. </p><p><br/></p><p>Peace & Light </p><p>Annalisa Siefken</p>

B ^ R E  movement - Full moon | September 2017

As we move into this September full moon on the 6th, we are reminded of all the fiery energy that remains from August, the solar eclipse and good old Mercury coming out of retrograde and now have an opportunity to clear all of that energy out and bring in the new water energy of clarity, focus, growth and expansion.

This year has been filled with intensity, shifts and busting old patterns.  Like the tides it’s important to go with the flow and simply check in, have a deeper awareness around what’s taking place energetically and choose to acknowledge, accept and gracefully embrace all the ebbs and flows that come your way. 

As we come out of the fiery charge from the solar eclipse which saw us planting seeds / “harvest” our crops, forecast our visions and left many of us depleted of energy, exhausted and run down, we get to now witness the beauty of these visions come to life.   A blossoming is upon us and with the calming and somewhat forceful energy of the water in Pisces we now get to truly gain deeper understandings of why we’ve chosen what we have this year, complete projects, get clear on our vision and float or dance our way through the later parts of 2017. 

I’m not sure about you, but I know I’ve been in serious cleansing mode, removing all stagnant energy in my home and work spaces, tying loose ends with projects and letting go of all that no longer serves me.   

I feel this moon is bringing with it a sense of completion, achievement and a collective awakened energy that is going to allow us to finally leave the old patterns and limiting beliefs behind us as we move into our new integrated, awakened selves. 

Sink into your intuition this month, take on the more relaxed, calm vibes and as you witness the blossoming of your efforts begin manifesting and planning what’s ahead for the later part of 2017.  

Stay kind, practice the art of self care and trust the process. 


Peace & Light 

Annalisa Siefken

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p><b>S E L F  C ^ R E</b></p><p>A buzzword that’s at the forefront of most conversations in all spaces these days.  From corporate office spaces, to small business and staff, to stay at home mums and dads and to the everyday individual that’s just trying to keep all balls in the air while wearing many hats in one day. </p><p>I love that it’s become a buzzword, in fact it’s my favourite word and the intention behind the brand here at <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E movement</a>, however I don’t feel the action has followed the intention as much as you would have hoped.   Which is why I felt it was timely to reconnect, drop a line so to speak and encourage you all to find stillness amongst the chaos that is our daily lives. </p><p>The thing is that life is always going to life.   Like the tides we will find moments where we pull back, retreat, unhook from all the chaos and stand still, we sink deep within to the bottom of our own being and enjoy the gentle lapping of the universe at our feet.   It’s here we have the opportunity to recharge, reconnect, be whole and complete and need for nothing or no one to give us the permission to rest and simply be.    And then like the tides we discover a new found courage and intention and charge forth, rolling forward with such effortless force and create, dance and play.  Until this wears us too thin and we begin to burn out, fade away. </p><p>So if this is just how it is and life will just life, how does one hold onto those moments of calm, less overwhelm and peace?   </p><p>It’s as easy as turning your daily habits into self care rituals, increasing your awareness and tweaking your reactions and responses so that whatever comes your way, you are prepared, not attached and calm.</p><p><b>We find these 5 simple steps help bring you to centre in each day.</b></p><ul><li>1. <b>Gratitude</b> - as each day rises and you step out of your bed, it’s in saying the words Thank You that you let go of any tension and allow gratitude for each breath and for being in the moment.  The more you learn to say these simple words, the easier it becomes to forgive and take radical self responsibility in life. </li></ul><ul><li>2. <b>Go Outside</b> - in order to truly nurture ourselves we need to break away from all the noise, the to do lists and distractions.   Take a moment to walk away from your computer, turn off the TV and step outside and relish in the sensation of the ground at your feet, the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin.  Listen to the leaves rustle in the trees as the wind sweeps through and lifts away any thoughts in your mind that no longer serve you.   </li></ul><p></p><ul><li>3. <b>Cleanse</b> - turn daily habits into self care rituals as you shower, wash your hair, have a bath or apply lotion to your body.  Set an intention to not only cleanse, but to clear away the messes from the day.  Indulge in the essential oils that are found in your natural products and reconnect to yourself as you exfoliate, wash and cleanse.   </li></ul><p></p><ul><li>4. <b>Meditate</b> - this doesn’t have to require a class or an hour of your day.   Meditation can be whatever you decide it to be.  5 minute practices are just as effective when the intention to unhook and be still has been set. Our B ^ R E intention candles are a great way to help you set that intention prior to your meditation practice. </li></ul><p></p><ul><li>5. <b>Stay kind to yourself</b> - it’s ok to feel all the feels, to move effortlessly like the tides and roll with the wind.  Stay kind to yourself and trust the process. Remind yourself daily that you are seen, you are heard and you are loved. </li></ul><p></p><p>The more you practice the art of self care, the easier it becomes to navigate your way through life with less comparison, less judgement and with more ease, confidence and joy. </p>

S E L F  C ^ R E

A buzzword that’s at the forefront of most conversations in all spaces these days.  From corporate office spaces, to small business and staff, to stay at home mums and dads and to the everyday individual that’s just trying to keep all balls in the air while wearing many hats in one day. 

I love that it’s become a buzzword, in fact it’s my favourite word and the intention behind the brand here at B ^ R E movement, however I don’t feel the action has followed the intention as much as you would have hoped.   Which is why I felt it was timely to reconnect, drop a line so to speak and encourage you all to find stillness amongst the chaos that is our daily lives. 

The thing is that life is always going to life.   Like the tides we will find moments where we pull back, retreat, unhook from all the chaos and stand still, we sink deep within to the bottom of our own being and enjoy the gentle lapping of the universe at our feet.   It’s here we have the opportunity to recharge, reconnect, be whole and complete and need for nothing or no one to give us the permission to rest and simply be.    And then like the tides we discover a new found courage and intention and charge forth, rolling forward with such effortless force and create, dance and play.  Until this wears us too thin and we begin to burn out, fade away. 

So if this is just how it is and life will just life, how does one hold onto those moments of calm, less overwhelm and peace?   

It’s as easy as turning your daily habits into self care rituals, increasing your awareness and tweaking your reactions and responses so that whatever comes your way, you are prepared, not attached and calm.

We find these 5 simple steps help bring you to centre in each day.

  • 1. Gratitude - as each day rises and you step out of your bed, it’s in saying the words Thank You that you let go of any tension and allow gratitude for each breath and for being in the moment.  The more you learn to say these simple words, the easier it becomes to forgive and take radical self responsibility in life. 
  • 2. Go Outside - in order to truly nurture ourselves we need to break away from all the noise, the to do lists and distractions.   Take a moment to walk away from your computer, turn off the TV and step outside and relish in the sensation of the ground at your feet, the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin.  Listen to the leaves rustle in the trees as the wind sweeps through and lifts away any thoughts in your mind that no longer serve you.   

  • 3. Cleanse - turn daily habits into self care rituals as you shower, wash your hair, have a bath or apply lotion to your body.  Set an intention to not only cleanse, but to clear away the messes from the day.  Indulge in the essential oils that are found in your natural products and reconnect to yourself as you exfoliate, wash and cleanse.   

  • 4. Meditate - this doesn’t have to require a class or an hour of your day.   Meditation can be whatever you decide it to be.  5 minute practices are just as effective when the intention to unhook and be still has been set. Our B ^ R E intention candles are a great way to help you set that intention prior to your meditation practice. 

  • 5. Stay kind to yourself - it’s ok to feel all the feels, to move effortlessly like the tides and roll with the wind.  Stay kind to yourself and trust the process. Remind yourself daily that you are seen, you are heard and you are loved. 

The more you practice the art of self care, the easier it becomes to navigate your way through life with less comparison, less judgement and with more ease, confidence and joy. 

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>I share this with the intention that it resonates with you and allows you to see that we all hold the power of living a life in alignment, on purpose and with love.

What’s beautiful about this is that ‘the wild possibility that is you and your impact’ is seen, heard and felt all the time, it’s particularly seen when you are in your truest nature, showing up and being the change you wish to see, when you are being your truest expression in ALL dimensions of life.  

We often strive for perfection, the hustle, for success, riches, freedom, we strive with force without realizing that the simple awareness, the smallest decisions and showing up with full transparency IS you making an impact!

Your impact begins with you honoring all of you, the crazy, beautiful, messy, divine you.  It is felt by everyone and everything you touch or connect with.  

So don’t save your goodness just for those you “hope” to touch, spread it everywhere you go, speak your messages throughout your home, to your friends, your family, your pets, the trees and then your clients and prospects.

This is the meaning of impact, that ripple effect is real.

xo Annalisa 

#beyou #bereal #bebold #bBARE #barewoman #insideout #jointhebaremovement #selfcare

Pic source unknown</p>

I share this with the intention that it resonates with you and allows you to see that we all hold the power of living a life in alignment, on purpose and with love. What’s beautiful about this is that ‘the wild possibility that is you and your impact’ is seen, heard and felt all the time, it’s particularly seen when you are in your truest nature, showing up and being the change you wish to see, when you are being your truest expression in ALL dimensions of life. We often strive for perfection, the hustle, for success, riches, freedom, we strive with force without realizing that the simple awareness, the smallest decisions and showing up with full transparency IS you making an impact! Your impact begins with you honoring all of you, the crazy, beautiful, messy, divine you. It is felt by everyone and everything you touch or connect with. So don’t save your goodness just for those you “hope” to touch, spread it everywhere you go, speak your messages throughout your home, to your friends, your family, your pets, the trees and then your clients and prospects. This is the meaning of impact, that ripple effect is real. xo Annalisa #beyou #bereal #bebold #bBARE #barewoman #insideout #jointhebaremovement #selfcare Pic source unknown

Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>Because when you love yourself, you get to love others and all things bigger than you. </p><p>As I looked into his eyes tonight while he was trying to replicate my tooth brushing motions, a huge wave of love and gratitude just poured out of me right then and there.  </p><p>His big eyes and little mouth open wide with so much curiosity and deep thought as he was going through the process. </p><p>The pause button got hit, time stood still, and as I witnessed this little person watching my every move, trying to impress me (yet again for the upteenth time today), I realised just how much of an effect we have on our children in all that we do.   </p><p>Just like that every little detail in those eyes pierced right into my heart and soul and reminded me of why I continue to create, evolve, learn and stand up for what I believe in.   </p><p>He is my why, my reason, the entire pulse to my brand, and the fire in my soul. Thanks to this star seed and the fact that he is continuously challenging me to bring my best self forward, I get to sink into deep awareness and truly glide into a life of consciousness, authenticity and constant evolution.   <br/></p><p>Just like that he cemented the vision I have of creating a movement that empowers others to move into a more conscious lifestyle with ease, to hold space for those still not sure on how to start and continue to create more <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">organic personal care products</a> that enable us to turn daily habits into self care rituals.   </p><p>Because when we start to love ourselves more, that’s when we become more compassionate beings and start standing up for what we stand on.  That’s when we get to collaborate, inspire and be inspired as a collective and truly make a difference on the planet. </p><p>#jointhebaremovement</p><p><br/></p><p>Peace & Light</p><p>Annalisa Siefken</p>

Because when you love yourself, you get to love others and all things bigger than you. 

As I looked into his eyes tonight while he was trying to replicate my tooth brushing motions, a huge wave of love and gratitude just poured out of me right then and there.  

His big eyes and little mouth open wide with so much curiosity and deep thought as he was going through the process. 

The pause button got hit, time stood still, and as I witnessed this little person watching my every move, trying to impress me (yet again for the upteenth time today), I realised just how much of an effect we have on our children in all that we do.   

Just like that every little detail in those eyes pierced right into my heart and soul and reminded me of why I continue to create, evolve, learn and stand up for what I believe in.   

He is my why, my reason, the entire pulse to my brand, and the fire in my soul. Thanks to this star seed and the fact that he is continuously challenging me to bring my best self forward, I get to sink into deep awareness and truly glide into a life of consciousness, authenticity and constant evolution.   

Just like that he cemented the vision I have of creating a movement that empowers others to move into a more conscious lifestyle with ease, to hold space for those still not sure on how to start and continue to create more organic personal care products that enable us to turn daily habits into self care rituals.   

Because when we start to love ourselves more, that’s when we become more compassionate beings and start standing up for what we stand on.  That’s when we get to collaborate, inspire and be inspired as a collective and truly make a difference on the planet. 

#jointhebaremovement


Peace & Light

Annalisa Siefken

Posted 11 weeks ago
<p><b>Lets stare into space!</b></p><p><br/></p><p>What would it take to simply close your eyes and be transported into space?</p><p>The place of infinite expansion that is free and unoccupied. </p><p>We often get caught out staring into space, living above and beyond our physical presence, but are we aware of that moment, or is it like the many things in life that we do and forget why and how? </p><p>With the fast paced way of the world in which we live, it’s so important to find small bite sized moments in each day.  Moments that we can store away in our pockets and recall on at the end of each passing day that helped make our days seemingly more manageable, in flow and less cluttered. </p><p>Here are some simple yet effective ways to find yourself transported in space yet still physically present and mindful of your tasks at hand. </p><ol><li>Turn your daily habits into self care rituals - it’s in the simple things, like washing your hands at the sink, cleansing your face, lighting a candle or applying lotion to your skin.  These moments are often done in a robotic state, unconscious and unaware of the impact those simple rituals can have on your mind and body.   The next time you pump out your lotion and apply it to your body, tune in, be aware of the nurturing aspect and the time you’ve taken to nourish yourself.</li><li>Breathe - another thing we often take for granted, that gentle soft movement that takes place within our diaphragm, yet the most important thing we could do.  Find small moments throughout the day where you can close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths, set an intention to clear any thoughts, get clarity on projects and nourish your body and mind as you tune into each circulation.<br/></li><li>Stretch | Movement - we’ve been told time and time again about the benefits of a 30 minute workout, how much it raises our vibration, clears the head and maintains health and wellbeing.   If your still struggling to find a few minutes throughout the day, simply stand up and swing your arms about, jump up and down on the spot and stretch.   You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much it elevates your state.  <br/></li><li>Choose to care - the more you give, the better you feel.   Be a contribution for things greater than you, stand up for what you stand on and do it with confidence.<br/></li><li>Adopt a more natural life - one with awareness of the impact your choices have on your health, your home and the world around you.  <br/></li></ol><p><i>Your thoughts are as clean as your space, so clear your space, declutter, fuel your body with clean food and good intentions. </i></p><p>Find out what we do over at <b><a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E movement</a></b> over on our blog, and how you can be a part of the movement of turning daily habits into self care rituals with our natural | organic personal care products.  <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">www.baremovement.com </a></p><p>*pic source unknown </p>

Lets stare into space!


What would it take to simply close your eyes and be transported into space?

The place of infinite expansion that is free and unoccupied.

We often get caught out staring into space, living above and beyond our physical presence, but are we aware of that moment, or is it like the many things in life that we do and forget why and how?

With the fast paced way of the world in which we live, it’s so important to find small bite sized moments in each day.  Moments that we can store away in our pockets and recall on at the end of each passing day that helped make our days seemingly more manageable, in flow and less cluttered.

Here are some simple yet effective ways to find yourself transported in space yet still physically present and mindful of your tasks at hand.

  1. Turn your daily habits into self care rituals - it’s in the simple things, like washing your hands at the sink, cleansing your face, lighting a candle or applying lotion to your skin.  These moments are often done in a robotic state, unconscious and unaware of the impact those simple rituals can have on your mind and body.   The next time you pump out your lotion and apply it to your body, tune in, be aware of the nurturing aspect and the time you’ve taken to nourish yourself.
  2. Breathe - another thing we often take for granted, that gentle soft movement that takes place within our diaphragm, yet the most important thing we could do.  Find small moments throughout the day where you can close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths, set an intention to clear any thoughts, get clarity on projects and nourish your body and mind as you tune into each circulation.
  3. Stretch | Movement - we’ve been told time and time again about the benefits of a 30 minute workout, how much it raises our vibration, clears the head and maintains health and wellbeing.   If your still struggling to find a few minutes throughout the day, simply stand up and swing your arms about, jump up and down on the spot and stretch.   You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much it elevates your state.  
  4. Choose to care - the more you give, the better you feel.   Be a contribution for things greater than you, stand up for what you stand on and do it with confidence.
  5. Adopt a more natural life - one with awareness of the impact your choices have on your health, your home and the world around you.  

Your thoughts are as clean as your space, so clear your space, declutter, fuel your body with clean food and good intentions.

Find out what we do over at B ^ R E movement over on our blog, and how you can be a part of the movement of turning daily habits into self care rituals with our natural | organic personal care products.  www.baremovement.com

*pic source unknown 

Posted 12 weeks ago
<p><b>SKIN ABSORPTION </b></p><p><b><i>KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS - PROTECT YOUR HEALTH</i></b></p><p>You’ve heard the saying,  “You are what you eat”, well lets ramp that up a notch and suggest that “you are what you put on your body”?  <i>So if these sayings are true, what are you? </i></p><p>Many studies have proven that toxic chemical absorption (or to lighten the load here, ‘substances that effect your overall health’) don’t just travel through our guts in order to have a negative effect they are very quickly and easily absorbed through our skin.  It’s safe to say that not ALL things absorb through the skin and not all chemical components either, however what tends to go overlooked isn’t the amount we use daily, it’s how often we use these ingredients in a lifetime and the potential risks they incur.</p><p>No matter who you are, it is likely that you use some form of personal care products daily. From the moment you roll out of bed, the routine begins: you brush your teeth with toothpaste; cleanse your skin with soap or shower gel; wash your face with face wash; cleanse your hair & scalp with shampoo and conditioner; use shaving cream and aftershave; apply body lotion, deodorant, perfume or cologne, sunscreen; and for those who love it, you can add makeup into the mix.  Just in that, before we even leave the house we’ve used over 10 - 15 products that contain harmful ingredients, then we go off to school or work and wash our hands constantly with soap, reapply sunscreen every few hours and the routine continues. </p><p>According to<b> <a href="https://www.statista.com/statistics/243742/revenue-of-the-cosmetic-industry-in-the-us/">Statista</a></b> the total revenue of the cosmetic industry is over $62 billion dollars. “<i>This statistic depicts the total revenue of the cosmetic industry in the United States from 2002 to 2011 and provides a forecast until 2016. The revenue of the U.S. cosmetic industry is estimated to amount to about 62.46 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.” </i>That makes it one of the largest and most profitable industries in the country, spending millions annually on marketing and advertising.  What’s upsetting the most is that  <i><b>the FDA does not always investigate or test for the safety of personal care products before consumers buy them!</b></i>  Instead, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), an industry-appointed and funded panel, reviews the safety of cosmetic ingredients. According to EWG, there are approximately 10,500 ingredients used in cosmetics in our country, and in over 30 years, the CIR has screened only 11 percent of those ingredients.  </p><p>It is easy to see that what we use on our skin ends up inside our bodies. So it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients in our skin and hair care products. If the products you use contain harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances, those ingredients make their way into your body, your blood and lymphatic system. The majority of mainstream body care products contain a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants.<br/></p><p>To eliminate a lot of toxic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances that are harmful to our bodies, </p><ul><li>choose certified organic and natural skin and hair care products. <br/></li><li>read labels and become educated about what ingredients to avoid when selecting body care products. (Petroleum derivatives, preservatives, synthetic fragrances and dyes go by many names. A few examples of common ingredients to steer clear of are: <b> parabens - triethanolamine - dmdm hydanation - propylene glycol- ​petrochemicals - dioxanesls - sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) - sodium laureth sulfate (SLES))</b></li></ul><p>By selecting organic and natural products for yourself and your family, you are taking a big step toward a healthier lifestyle.   At <b><a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E movement </a></b>we pride ourselves in upholding good ethical and moral standards.  Our products contain <b>none </b>of the above featured ingredients, are 95% vegan friendly (except for some of our mens grooming products which contain small amounts of bees wax. Our bees wax is sourced from fair trade farms that ethically harvest the wax.)   Many of the ingredients we use are ‘Australian Certified Organic’ all our bottles are recyclable and are proudly Australian made. </p><p><br/></p><p>So the next time you brush your teeth, wash your face or hair, apply aftershave, perfume or lotion, think about the cocktail of ingredients in those products and start thinking of how you can make a difference. </p>

SKIN ABSORPTION 

KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS - PROTECT YOUR HEALTH

You’ve heard the saying,  “You are what you eat”, well lets ramp that up a notch and suggest that “you are what you put on your body”?  So if these sayings are true, what are you? 

Many studies have proven that toxic chemical absorption (or to lighten the load here, ‘substances that effect your overall health’) don’t just travel through our guts in order to have a negative effect they are very quickly and easily absorbed through our skin.  It’s safe to say that not ALL things absorb through the skin and not all chemical components either, however what tends to go overlooked isn’t the amount we use daily, it’s how often we use these ingredients in a lifetime and the potential risks they incur.

No matter who you are, it is likely that you use some form of personal care products daily. From the moment you roll out of bed, the routine begins: you brush your teeth with toothpaste; cleanse your skin with soap or shower gel; wash your face with face wash; cleanse your hair & scalp with shampoo and conditioner; use shaving cream and aftershave; apply body lotion, deodorant, perfume or cologne, sunscreen; and for those who love it, you can add makeup into the mix.  Just in that, before we even leave the house we’ve used over 10 - 15 products that contain harmful ingredients, then we go off to school or work and wash our hands constantly with soap, reapply sunscreen every few hours and the routine continues. 

According to Statista the total revenue of the cosmetic industry is over $62 billion dollars. “This statistic depicts the total revenue of the cosmetic industry in the United States from 2002 to 2011 and provides a forecast until 2016. The revenue of the U.S. cosmetic industry is estimated to amount to about 62.46 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.” That makes it one of the largest and most profitable industries in the country, spending millions annually on marketing and advertising.  What’s upsetting the most is that the FDA does not always investigate or test for the safety of personal care products before consumers buy them!  Instead, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), an industry-appointed and funded panel, reviews the safety of cosmetic ingredients. According to EWG, there are approximately 10,500 ingredients used in cosmetics in our country, and in over 30 years, the CIR has screened only 11 percent of those ingredients.  

It is easy to see that what we use on our skin ends up inside our bodies. So it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients in our skin and hair care products. If the products you use contain harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances, those ingredients make their way into your body, your blood and lymphatic system. The majority of mainstream body care products contain a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants.

To eliminate a lot of toxic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances that are harmful to our bodies, 

  • choose certified organic and natural skin and hair care products. 
  • read labels and become educated about what ingredients to avoid when selecting body care products. (Petroleum derivatives, preservatives, synthetic fragrances and dyes go by many names. A few examples of common ingredients to steer clear of are:  parabens - triethanolamine - dmdm hydanation - propylene glycol- ​petrochemicals - dioxanesls - sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) - sodium laureth sulfate (SLES))

By selecting organic and natural products for yourself and your family, you are taking a big step toward a healthier lifestyle.   At B ^ R E movement we pride ourselves in upholding good ethical and moral standards.  Our products contain none of the above featured ingredients, are 95% vegan friendly (except for some of our mens grooming products which contain small amounts of bees wax. Our bees wax is sourced from fair trade farms that ethically harvest the wax.)   Many of the ingredients we use are ‘Australian Certified Organic’ all our bottles are recyclable and are proudly Australian made. 


So the next time you brush your teeth, wash your face or hair, apply aftershave, perfume or lotion, think about the cocktail of ingredients in those products and start thinking of how you can make a difference. 

Posted 16 weeks ago
<p><i><b>Embracing the moments where you get to be still.</b></i></p><p>Hey you,</p><p>you know how you’ve always wanted to sit back and take a moment to observe…</p><p>remember how you craved that sense of resonance and calm…</p><p>I have a secret just for you.<br/>I know how to get there…… It is possible, it’s real and you can access it at any time.</p><p>All you need to do is this…</p><ul><li> embrace change - change is the one constant, nothing lasts forever, this too shall pass and once we learn to accept that, embrace that, then and only then will we begin to feel centered, whole and complete.<br/></li><li>stop striving for perfection - perfection is perspective. Let it go and instead, start practicing gratitude, surround yourself with beautiful experiences, not things.<br/></li><li>accept that as a woman you will move like the tides, one minute you will want to be busy, giving, active, full of energy and light and the next you will want to retreat, be calm, self nurturing, still. We are complex beings yet so so simple. We just need to tune into our needs, our intuition and move accordingly with the gentle nudge of our inner being.<br/></li><li>notice your inner voice and listen to her, she knows you best. she is NOT your inner critic, she is your inner knowing and like the divine outside of you, the divine within will help navigate you to exactly where you need to be.<br/></li><li>keep your mind, body, soul and thoughts clean, choose a lifestyle that reflects the thoughts you want to embody.  Choose a more <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E</a> life. <br/></li></ul><p>It’s ok to pull back like the tides at times, to say no to the things that don’t excite you, to just sit back, nurture and care for you and your sovereignty. <br/> In fact, it’s in those times you truly give yourself and others the permission to be all you are. <br/> It’s in those times you realise you don’t need anything or anyone to ignite the spark that makes you you.</p><p>Un hooking, detaching, releasing, whatever you wish to call it, (I call it accepting), is not the lonely road you once experienced. It is now the most enriching experience you could have ever asked for.</p><p>Peace & Light</p><p>Annalisa Siefken</p><p>Creative founder </p><p><a href="http://baremovement.com">BARE Movement</a></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/bethechange?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#bethechange</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/alignment?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#alignment</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/resonance?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#resonance</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/barewoman?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#BAREwoman</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/insideout?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#InsideOut</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/jointhebaremovment?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#jointheBAREmovment</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/baremovement?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#BAREmovement</a></p>

Embracing the moments where you get to be still.

Hey you,

you know how you’ve always wanted to sit back and take a moment to observe…

remember how you craved that sense of resonance and calm…

I have a secret just for you.
I know how to get there…… It is possible, it’s real and you can access it at any time.

All you need to do is this…

  •  embrace change - change is the one constant, nothing lasts forever, this too shall pass and once we learn to accept that, embrace that, then and only then will we begin to feel centered, whole and complete.
  • stop striving for perfection - perfection is perspective. Let it go and instead, start practicing gratitude, surround yourself with beautiful experiences, not things.
  • accept that as a woman you will move like the tides, one minute you will want to be busy, giving, active, full of energy and light and the next you will want to retreat, be calm, self nurturing, still. We are complex beings yet so so simple. We just need to tune into our needs, our intuition and move accordingly with the gentle nudge of our inner being.
  • notice your inner voice and listen to her, she knows you best. she is NOT your inner critic, she is your inner knowing and like the divine outside of you, the divine within will help navigate you to exactly where you need to be.
  • keep your mind, body, soul and thoughts clean, choose a lifestyle that reflects the thoughts you want to embody.  Choose a more B ^ R E life. 

It’s ok to pull back like the tides at times, to say no to the things that don’t excite you, to just sit back, nurture and care for you and your sovereignty.
In fact, it’s in those times you truly give yourself and others the permission to be all you are.
It’s in those times you realise you don’t need anything or anyone to ignite the spark that makes you you.

Un hooking, detaching, releasing, whatever you wish to call it, (I call it accepting), is not the lonely road you once experienced. It is now the most enriching experience you could have ever asked for.

Peace & Light

Annalisa Siefken

Creative founder 

BARE Movement

#bethechange #alignment #resonance #BAREwoman #InsideOut#jointheBAREmovment #BAREmovement

Posted 18 weeks ago
<p>#soulsunday</p>

<p>Tune in, reconnect, emerge yourself into all the goodness that is you!</p>

<p>#baremovement #naturalhaircareproducts #advancednaturalskincare #jointhebaremovement <br/>
Via @summersomewhere_</p>

#soulsunday

Tune in, reconnect, emerge yourself into all the goodness that is you!

#baremovement #naturalhaircareproducts #advancednaturalskincare #jointhebaremovement
Via @summersomewhere_

Posted 20 weeks ago
<p>When moving towards a more natural / organic lifestyle we usually begin with food, then household products and last we think of our hair, skin and body. <br/>
For me it all comes hand in hand. <br/>
You need to support your system from the inside out and outside in. <br/>
From my experience it was when I was on bed rest with my pregnancy 7 years ago that I realised I was feeling the best I had felt in years and through that awareness put it down to a HUGE reduction in chemical exposure from the salon and in particular using shampoo all day every day at the basin. (I was already eating super clean at this stage)  That is when the seed was planted to create a range that was salon effective, something that would support all colour systems but most importantly support a more conscious lifestyle! <br/>
Why natural? <br/>
Because choosing a more natural lifestyle, a more conscious lifestyle IS beautiful.  It’s not just a “hippie” thing (mind you I love the hippie thing)  but it is for everyone!  For the young, the evolved and the seeker!</p>

<p>xo<br/>
Annalisa</p>

<p>Founder - BARE movement <br/>
#organicshampoo #naturalskincare #jointhebaremovement</p>

When moving towards a more natural / organic lifestyle we usually begin with food, then household products and last we think of our hair, skin and body.
For me it all comes hand in hand.
You need to support your system from the inside out and outside in.
From my experience it was when I was on bed rest with my pregnancy 7 years ago that I realised I was feeling the best I had felt in years and through that awareness put it down to a HUGE reduction in chemical exposure from the salon and in particular using shampoo all day every day at the basin. (I was already eating super clean at this stage) That is when the seed was planted to create a range that was salon effective, something that would support all colour systems but most importantly support a more conscious lifestyle!
Why natural?
Because choosing a more natural lifestyle, a more conscious lifestyle IS beautiful. It’s not just a “hippie” thing (mind you I love the hippie thing) but it is for everyone! For the young, the evolved and the seeker!

xo
Annalisa

Founder - BARE movement
#organicshampoo #naturalskincare #jointhebaremovement

Posted 20 weeks ago

BARE Movement

<p>SNEAK PEAK of latest B ^ R E campaign.</p>

<p>Capturing the essence of B ^ R E women.</p>

<p>#jointhebaremovement #barewoman #palmcove #crueltyfree #organichaircare  (at Alamanda Palm Cove)</p>

SNEAK PEAK of latest B ^ R E campaign.

Capturing the essence of B ^ R E women.

#jointhebaremovement #barewoman #palmcove #crueltyfree #organichaircare (at Alamanda Palm Cove)

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>B ^ R E  movement - Full moon | September 2017</p><p>As we move into this September full moon on the 6th, we are reminded of all the fiery energy that remains from August, the solar eclipse and good old Mercury coming out of retrograde and now have an opportunity to clear all of that energy out and bring in the new water energy of clarity, focus, growth and expansion.</p><p>This year has been filled with intensity, shifts and busting old patterns.  Like the tides it’s important to go with the flow and simply check in, have a deeper awareness around what’s taking place energetically and choose to acknowledge, accept and gracefully embrace all the ebbs and flows that come your way. </p><p>As we come out of the fiery charge from the solar eclipse which saw us planting seeds / “harvest” our crops, forecast our visions and left many of us depleted of energy, exhausted and run down, we get to now witness the beauty of these visions come to life.   A blossoming is upon us and with the calming and somewhat forceful energy of the water in Pisces we now get to truly gain deeper understandings of why we’ve chosen what we have this year, complete projects, get clear on our vision and float or dance our way through the later parts of 2017. </p><p>I’m not sure about you, but I know I’ve been in serious cleansing mode, removing all stagnant energy in my home and work spaces, tying loose ends with projects and letting go of all that no longer serves me.   </p><p>I feel this moon is bringing with it a sense of completion, achievement and a collective awakened energy that is going to allow us to finally leave the old patterns and limiting beliefs behind us as we move into our new integrated, awakened selves. </p><p>Sink into your intuition this month, take on the more relaxed, calm vibes and as you witness the blossoming of your efforts begin manifesting and planning what’s ahead for the later part of 2017.  </p><p>Stay kind, practice the art of self care and trust the process. </p><p><br/></p><p>Peace & Light </p><p>Annalisa Siefken</p>

B ^ R E  movement - Full moon | September 2017

As we move into this September full moon on the 6th, we are reminded of all the fiery energy that remains from August, the solar eclipse and good old Mercury coming out of retrograde and now have an opportunity to clear all of that energy out and bring in the new water energy of clarity, focus, growth and expansion.

This year has been filled with intensity, shifts and busting old patterns.  Like the tides it’s important to go with the flow and simply check in, have a deeper awareness around what’s taking place energetically and choose to acknowledge, accept and gracefully embrace all the ebbs and flows that come your way. 

As we come out of the fiery charge from the solar eclipse which saw us planting seeds / “harvest” our crops, forecast our visions and left many of us depleted of energy, exhausted and run down, we get to now witness the beauty of these visions come to life.   A blossoming is upon us and with the calming and somewhat forceful energy of the water in Pisces we now get to truly gain deeper understandings of why we’ve chosen what we have this year, complete projects, get clear on our vision and float or dance our way through the later parts of 2017. 

I’m not sure about you, but I know I’ve been in serious cleansing mode, removing all stagnant energy in my home and work spaces, tying loose ends with projects and letting go of all that no longer serves me.   

I feel this moon is bringing with it a sense of completion, achievement and a collective awakened energy that is going to allow us to finally leave the old patterns and limiting beliefs behind us as we move into our new integrated, awakened selves. 

Sink into your intuition this month, take on the more relaxed, calm vibes and as you witness the blossoming of your efforts begin manifesting and planning what’s ahead for the later part of 2017.  

Stay kind, practice the art of self care and trust the process. 


Peace & Light 

Annalisa Siefken

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p><b>S E L F  C ^ R E</b></p><p>A buzzword that’s at the forefront of most conversations in all spaces these days.  From corporate office spaces, to small business and staff, to stay at home mums and dads and to the everyday individual that’s just trying to keep all balls in the air while wearing many hats in one day. </p><p>I love that it’s become a buzzword, in fact it’s my favourite word and the intention behind the brand here at <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E movement</a>, however I don’t feel the action has followed the intention as much as you would have hoped.   Which is why I felt it was timely to reconnect, drop a line so to speak and encourage you all to find stillness amongst the chaos that is our daily lives. </p><p>The thing is that life is always going to life.   Like the tides we will find moments where we pull back, retreat, unhook from all the chaos and stand still, we sink deep within to the bottom of our own being and enjoy the gentle lapping of the universe at our feet.   It’s here we have the opportunity to recharge, reconnect, be whole and complete and need for nothing or no one to give us the permission to rest and simply be.    And then like the tides we discover a new found courage and intention and charge forth, rolling forward with such effortless force and create, dance and play.  Until this wears us too thin and we begin to burn out, fade away. </p><p>So if this is just how it is and life will just life, how does one hold onto those moments of calm, less overwhelm and peace?   </p><p>It’s as easy as turning your daily habits into self care rituals, increasing your awareness and tweaking your reactions and responses so that whatever comes your way, you are prepared, not attached and calm.</p><p><b>We find these 5 simple steps help bring you to centre in each day.</b></p><ul><li>1. <b>Gratitude</b> - as each day rises and you step out of your bed, it’s in saying the words Thank You that you let go of any tension and allow gratitude for each breath and for being in the moment.  The more you learn to say these simple words, the easier it becomes to forgive and take radical self responsibility in life. </li></ul><ul><li>2. <b>Go Outside</b> - in order to truly nurture ourselves we need to break away from all the noise, the to do lists and distractions.   Take a moment to walk away from your computer, turn off the TV and step outside and relish in the sensation of the ground at your feet, the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin.  Listen to the leaves rustle in the trees as the wind sweeps through and lifts away any thoughts in your mind that no longer serve you.   </li></ul><p></p><ul><li>3. <b>Cleanse</b> - turn daily habits into self care rituals as you shower, wash your hair, have a bath or apply lotion to your body.  Set an intention to not only cleanse, but to clear away the messes from the day.  Indulge in the essential oils that are found in your natural products and reconnect to yourself as you exfoliate, wash and cleanse.   </li></ul><p></p><ul><li>4. <b>Meditate</b> - this doesn’t have to require a class or an hour of your day.   Meditation can be whatever you decide it to be.  5 minute practices are just as effective when the intention to unhook and be still has been set. Our B ^ R E intention candles are a great way to help you set that intention prior to your meditation practice. </li></ul><p></p><ul><li>5. <b>Stay kind to yourself</b> - it’s ok to feel all the feels, to move effortlessly like the tides and roll with the wind.  Stay kind to yourself and trust the process. Remind yourself daily that you are seen, you are heard and you are loved. </li></ul><p></p><p>The more you practice the art of self care, the easier it becomes to navigate your way through life with less comparison, less judgement and with more ease, confidence and joy. </p>

S E L F  C ^ R E

A buzzword that’s at the forefront of most conversations in all spaces these days.  From corporate office spaces, to small business and staff, to stay at home mums and dads and to the everyday individual that’s just trying to keep all balls in the air while wearing many hats in one day. 

I love that it’s become a buzzword, in fact it’s my favourite word and the intention behind the brand here at B ^ R E movement, however I don’t feel the action has followed the intention as much as you would have hoped.   Which is why I felt it was timely to reconnect, drop a line so to speak and encourage you all to find stillness amongst the chaos that is our daily lives. 

The thing is that life is always going to life.   Like the tides we will find moments where we pull back, retreat, unhook from all the chaos and stand still, we sink deep within to the bottom of our own being and enjoy the gentle lapping of the universe at our feet.   It’s here we have the opportunity to recharge, reconnect, be whole and complete and need for nothing or no one to give us the permission to rest and simply be.    And then like the tides we discover a new found courage and intention and charge forth, rolling forward with such effortless force and create, dance and play.  Until this wears us too thin and we begin to burn out, fade away. 

So if this is just how it is and life will just life, how does one hold onto those moments of calm, less overwhelm and peace?   

It’s as easy as turning your daily habits into self care rituals, increasing your awareness and tweaking your reactions and responses so that whatever comes your way, you are prepared, not attached and calm.

We find these 5 simple steps help bring you to centre in each day.

  • 1. Gratitude - as each day rises and you step out of your bed, it’s in saying the words Thank You that you let go of any tension and allow gratitude for each breath and for being in the moment.  The more you learn to say these simple words, the easier it becomes to forgive and take radical self responsibility in life. 
  • 2. Go Outside - in order to truly nurture ourselves we need to break away from all the noise, the to do lists and distractions.   Take a moment to walk away from your computer, turn off the TV and step outside and relish in the sensation of the ground at your feet, the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin.  Listen to the leaves rustle in the trees as the wind sweeps through and lifts away any thoughts in your mind that no longer serve you.   

  • 3. Cleanse - turn daily habits into self care rituals as you shower, wash your hair, have a bath or apply lotion to your body.  Set an intention to not only cleanse, but to clear away the messes from the day.  Indulge in the essential oils that are found in your natural products and reconnect to yourself as you exfoliate, wash and cleanse.   

  • 4. Meditate - this doesn’t have to require a class or an hour of your day.   Meditation can be whatever you decide it to be.  5 minute practices are just as effective when the intention to unhook and be still has been set. Our B ^ R E intention candles are a great way to help you set that intention prior to your meditation practice. 

  • 5. Stay kind to yourself - it’s ok to feel all the feels, to move effortlessly like the tides and roll with the wind.  Stay kind to yourself and trust the process. Remind yourself daily that you are seen, you are heard and you are loved. 

The more you practice the art of self care, the easier it becomes to navigate your way through life with less comparison, less judgement and with more ease, confidence and joy. 

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>I share this with the intention that it resonates with you and allows you to see that we all hold the power of living a life in alignment, on purpose and with love.

What’s beautiful about this is that ‘the wild possibility that is you and your impact’ is seen, heard and felt all the time, it’s particularly seen when you are in your truest nature, showing up and being the change you wish to see, when you are being your truest expression in ALL dimensions of life.  

We often strive for perfection, the hustle, for success, riches, freedom, we strive with force without realizing that the simple awareness, the smallest decisions and showing up with full transparency IS you making an impact!

Your impact begins with you honoring all of you, the crazy, beautiful, messy, divine you.  It is felt by everyone and everything you touch or connect with.  

So don’t save your goodness just for those you “hope” to touch, spread it everywhere you go, speak your messages throughout your home, to your friends, your family, your pets, the trees and then your clients and prospects.

This is the meaning of impact, that ripple effect is real.

xo Annalisa 

#beyou #bereal #bebold #bBARE #barewoman #insideout #jointhebaremovement #selfcare

Pic source unknown</p>

I share this with the intention that it resonates with you and allows you to see that we all hold the power of living a life in alignment, on purpose and with love. What’s beautiful about this is that ‘the wild possibility that is you and your impact’ is seen, heard and felt all the time, it’s particularly seen when you are in your truest nature, showing up and being the change you wish to see, when you are being your truest expression in ALL dimensions of life. We often strive for perfection, the hustle, for success, riches, freedom, we strive with force without realizing that the simple awareness, the smallest decisions and showing up with full transparency IS you making an impact! Your impact begins with you honoring all of you, the crazy, beautiful, messy, divine you. It is felt by everyone and everything you touch or connect with. So don’t save your goodness just for those you “hope” to touch, spread it everywhere you go, speak your messages throughout your home, to your friends, your family, your pets, the trees and then your clients and prospects. This is the meaning of impact, that ripple effect is real. xo Annalisa #beyou #bereal #bebold #bBARE #barewoman #insideout #jointhebaremovement #selfcare Pic source unknown

Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>Because when you love yourself, you get to love others and all things bigger than you. </p><p>As I looked into his eyes tonight while he was trying to replicate my tooth brushing motions, a huge wave of love and gratitude just poured out of me right then and there.  </p><p>His big eyes and little mouth open wide with so much curiosity and deep thought as he was going through the process. </p><p>The pause button got hit, time stood still, and as I witnessed this little person watching my every move, trying to impress me (yet again for the upteenth time today), I realised just how much of an effect we have on our children in all that we do.   </p><p>Just like that every little detail in those eyes pierced right into my heart and soul and reminded me of why I continue to create, evolve, learn and stand up for what I believe in.   </p><p>He is my why, my reason, the entire pulse to my brand, and the fire in my soul. Thanks to this star seed and the fact that he is continuously challenging me to bring my best self forward, I get to sink into deep awareness and truly glide into a life of consciousness, authenticity and constant evolution.   <br/></p><p>Just like that he cemented the vision I have of creating a movement that empowers others to move into a more conscious lifestyle with ease, to hold space for those still not sure on how to start and continue to create more <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">organic personal care products</a> that enable us to turn daily habits into self care rituals.   </p><p>Because when we start to love ourselves more, that’s when we become more compassionate beings and start standing up for what we stand on.  That’s when we get to collaborate, inspire and be inspired as a collective and truly make a difference on the planet. </p><p>#jointhebaremovement</p><p><br/></p><p>Peace & Light</p><p>Annalisa Siefken</p>

Because when you love yourself, you get to love others and all things bigger than you. 

As I looked into his eyes tonight while he was trying to replicate my tooth brushing motions, a huge wave of love and gratitude just poured out of me right then and there.  

His big eyes and little mouth open wide with so much curiosity and deep thought as he was going through the process. 

The pause button got hit, time stood still, and as I witnessed this little person watching my every move, trying to impress me (yet again for the upteenth time today), I realised just how much of an effect we have on our children in all that we do.   

Just like that every little detail in those eyes pierced right into my heart and soul and reminded me of why I continue to create, evolve, learn and stand up for what I believe in.   

He is my why, my reason, the entire pulse to my brand, and the fire in my soul. Thanks to this star seed and the fact that he is continuously challenging me to bring my best self forward, I get to sink into deep awareness and truly glide into a life of consciousness, authenticity and constant evolution.   

Just like that he cemented the vision I have of creating a movement that empowers others to move into a more conscious lifestyle with ease, to hold space for those still not sure on how to start and continue to create more organic personal care products that enable us to turn daily habits into self care rituals.   

Because when we start to love ourselves more, that’s when we become more compassionate beings and start standing up for what we stand on.  That’s when we get to collaborate, inspire and be inspired as a collective and truly make a difference on the planet. 

#jointhebaremovement


Peace & Light

Annalisa Siefken

Posted 11 weeks ago
<p><b>Lets stare into space!</b></p><p><br/></p><p>What would it take to simply close your eyes and be transported into space?</p><p>The place of infinite expansion that is free and unoccupied. </p><p>We often get caught out staring into space, living above and beyond our physical presence, but are we aware of that moment, or is it like the many things in life that we do and forget why and how? </p><p>With the fast paced way of the world in which we live, it’s so important to find small bite sized moments in each day.  Moments that we can store away in our pockets and recall on at the end of each passing day that helped make our days seemingly more manageable, in flow and less cluttered. </p><p>Here are some simple yet effective ways to find yourself transported in space yet still physically present and mindful of your tasks at hand. </p><ol><li>Turn your daily habits into self care rituals - it’s in the simple things, like washing your hands at the sink, cleansing your face, lighting a candle or applying lotion to your skin.  These moments are often done in a robotic state, unconscious and unaware of the impact those simple rituals can have on your mind and body.   The next time you pump out your lotion and apply it to your body, tune in, be aware of the nurturing aspect and the time you’ve taken to nourish yourself.</li><li>Breathe - another thing we often take for granted, that gentle soft movement that takes place within our diaphragm, yet the most important thing we could do.  Find small moments throughout the day where you can close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths, set an intention to clear any thoughts, get clarity on projects and nourish your body and mind as you tune into each circulation.<br/></li><li>Stretch | Movement - we’ve been told time and time again about the benefits of a 30 minute workout, how much it raises our vibration, clears the head and maintains health and wellbeing.   If your still struggling to find a few minutes throughout the day, simply stand up and swing your arms about, jump up and down on the spot and stretch.   You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much it elevates your state.  <br/></li><li>Choose to care - the more you give, the better you feel.   Be a contribution for things greater than you, stand up for what you stand on and do it with confidence.<br/></li><li>Adopt a more natural life - one with awareness of the impact your choices have on your health, your home and the world around you.  <br/></li></ol><p><i>Your thoughts are as clean as your space, so clear your space, declutter, fuel your body with clean food and good intentions. </i></p><p>Find out what we do over at <b><a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E movement</a></b> over on our blog, and how you can be a part of the movement of turning daily habits into self care rituals with our natural | organic personal care products.  <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">www.baremovement.com </a></p><p>*pic source unknown </p>

Lets stare into space!


What would it take to simply close your eyes and be transported into space?

The place of infinite expansion that is free and unoccupied.

We often get caught out staring into space, living above and beyond our physical presence, but are we aware of that moment, or is it like the many things in life that we do and forget why and how?

With the fast paced way of the world in which we live, it’s so important to find small bite sized moments in each day.  Moments that we can store away in our pockets and recall on at the end of each passing day that helped make our days seemingly more manageable, in flow and less cluttered.

Here are some simple yet effective ways to find yourself transported in space yet still physically present and mindful of your tasks at hand.

  1. Turn your daily habits into self care rituals - it’s in the simple things, like washing your hands at the sink, cleansing your face, lighting a candle or applying lotion to your skin.  These moments are often done in a robotic state, unconscious and unaware of the impact those simple rituals can have on your mind and body.   The next time you pump out your lotion and apply it to your body, tune in, be aware of the nurturing aspect and the time you’ve taken to nourish yourself.
  2. Breathe - another thing we often take for granted, that gentle soft movement that takes place within our diaphragm, yet the most important thing we could do.  Find small moments throughout the day where you can close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths, set an intention to clear any thoughts, get clarity on projects and nourish your body and mind as you tune into each circulation.
  3. Stretch | Movement - we’ve been told time and time again about the benefits of a 30 minute workout, how much it raises our vibration, clears the head and maintains health and wellbeing.   If your still struggling to find a few minutes throughout the day, simply stand up and swing your arms about, jump up and down on the spot and stretch.   You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much it elevates your state.  
  4. Choose to care - the more you give, the better you feel.   Be a contribution for things greater than you, stand up for what you stand on and do it with confidence.
  5. Adopt a more natural life - one with awareness of the impact your choices have on your health, your home and the world around you.  

Your thoughts are as clean as your space, so clear your space, declutter, fuel your body with clean food and good intentions.

Find out what we do over at B ^ R E movement over on our blog, and how you can be a part of the movement of turning daily habits into self care rituals with our natural | organic personal care products.  www.baremovement.com

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Posted 12 weeks ago
<p><b>SKIN ABSORPTION </b></p><p><b><i>KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS - PROTECT YOUR HEALTH</i></b></p><p>You’ve heard the saying,  “You are what you eat”, well lets ramp that up a notch and suggest that “you are what you put on your body”?  <i>So if these sayings are true, what are you? </i></p><p>Many studies have proven that toxic chemical absorption (or to lighten the load here, ‘substances that effect your overall health’) don’t just travel through our guts in order to have a negative effect they are very quickly and easily absorbed through our skin.  It’s safe to say that not ALL things absorb through the skin and not all chemical components either, however what tends to go overlooked isn’t the amount we use daily, it’s how often we use these ingredients in a lifetime and the potential risks they incur.</p><p>No matter who you are, it is likely that you use some form of personal care products daily. From the moment you roll out of bed, the routine begins: you brush your teeth with toothpaste; cleanse your skin with soap or shower gel; wash your face with face wash; cleanse your hair & scalp with shampoo and conditioner; use shaving cream and aftershave; apply body lotion, deodorant, perfume or cologne, sunscreen; and for those who love it, you can add makeup into the mix.  Just in that, before we even leave the house we’ve used over 10 - 15 products that contain harmful ingredients, then we go off to school or work and wash our hands constantly with soap, reapply sunscreen every few hours and the routine continues. </p><p>According to<b> <a href="https://www.statista.com/statistics/243742/revenue-of-the-cosmetic-industry-in-the-us/">Statista</a></b> the total revenue of the cosmetic industry is over $62 billion dollars. “<i>This statistic depicts the total revenue of the cosmetic industry in the United States from 2002 to 2011 and provides a forecast until 2016. The revenue of the U.S. cosmetic industry is estimated to amount to about 62.46 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.” </i>That makes it one of the largest and most profitable industries in the country, spending millions annually on marketing and advertising.  What’s upsetting the most is that  <i><b>the FDA does not always investigate or test for the safety of personal care products before consumers buy them!</b></i>  Instead, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), an industry-appointed and funded panel, reviews the safety of cosmetic ingredients. According to EWG, there are approximately 10,500 ingredients used in cosmetics in our country, and in over 30 years, the CIR has screened only 11 percent of those ingredients.  </p><p>It is easy to see that what we use on our skin ends up inside our bodies. So it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients in our skin and hair care products. If the products you use contain harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances, those ingredients make their way into your body, your blood and lymphatic system. The majority of mainstream body care products contain a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants.<br/></p><p>To eliminate a lot of toxic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances that are harmful to our bodies, </p><ul><li>choose certified organic and natural skin and hair care products. <br/></li><li>read labels and become educated about what ingredients to avoid when selecting body care products. (Petroleum derivatives, preservatives, synthetic fragrances and dyes go by many names. A few examples of common ingredients to steer clear of are: <b> parabens - triethanolamine - dmdm hydanation - propylene glycol- ​petrochemicals - dioxanesls - sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) - sodium laureth sulfate (SLES))</b></li></ul><p>By selecting organic and natural products for yourself and your family, you are taking a big step toward a healthier lifestyle.   At <b><a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E movement </a></b>we pride ourselves in upholding good ethical and moral standards.  Our products contain <b>none </b>of the above featured ingredients, are 95% vegan friendly (except for some of our mens grooming products which contain small amounts of bees wax. Our bees wax is sourced from fair trade farms that ethically harvest the wax.)   Many of the ingredients we use are ‘Australian Certified Organic’ all our bottles are recyclable and are proudly Australian made. </p><p><br/></p><p>So the next time you brush your teeth, wash your face or hair, apply aftershave, perfume or lotion, think about the cocktail of ingredients in those products and start thinking of how you can make a difference. </p>

SKIN ABSORPTION 

KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS - PROTECT YOUR HEALTH

You’ve heard the saying,  “You are what you eat”, well lets ramp that up a notch and suggest that “you are what you put on your body”?  So if these sayings are true, what are you? 

Many studies have proven that toxic chemical absorption (or to lighten the load here, ‘substances that effect your overall health’) don’t just travel through our guts in order to have a negative effect they are very quickly and easily absorbed through our skin.  It’s safe to say that not ALL things absorb through the skin and not all chemical components either, however what tends to go overlooked isn’t the amount we use daily, it’s how often we use these ingredients in a lifetime and the potential risks they incur.

No matter who you are, it is likely that you use some form of personal care products daily. From the moment you roll out of bed, the routine begins: you brush your teeth with toothpaste; cleanse your skin with soap or shower gel; wash your face with face wash; cleanse your hair & scalp with shampoo and conditioner; use shaving cream and aftershave; apply body lotion, deodorant, perfume or cologne, sunscreen; and for those who love it, you can add makeup into the mix.  Just in that, before we even leave the house we’ve used over 10 - 15 products that contain harmful ingredients, then we go off to school or work and wash our hands constantly with soap, reapply sunscreen every few hours and the routine continues. 

According to Statista the total revenue of the cosmetic industry is over $62 billion dollars. “This statistic depicts the total revenue of the cosmetic industry in the United States from 2002 to 2011 and provides a forecast until 2016. The revenue of the U.S. cosmetic industry is estimated to amount to about 62.46 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.” That makes it one of the largest and most profitable industries in the country, spending millions annually on marketing and advertising.  What’s upsetting the most is that the FDA does not always investigate or test for the safety of personal care products before consumers buy them!  Instead, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), an industry-appointed and funded panel, reviews the safety of cosmetic ingredients. According to EWG, there are approximately 10,500 ingredients used in cosmetics in our country, and in over 30 years, the CIR has screened only 11 percent of those ingredients.  

It is easy to see that what we use on our skin ends up inside our bodies. So it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients in our skin and hair care products. If the products you use contain harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances, those ingredients make their way into your body, your blood and lymphatic system. The majority of mainstream body care products contain a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants.

To eliminate a lot of toxic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances that are harmful to our bodies, 

  • choose certified organic and natural skin and hair care products. 
  • read labels and become educated about what ingredients to avoid when selecting body care products. (Petroleum derivatives, preservatives, synthetic fragrances and dyes go by many names. A few examples of common ingredients to steer clear of are:  parabens - triethanolamine - dmdm hydanation - propylene glycol- ​petrochemicals - dioxanesls - sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) - sodium laureth sulfate (SLES))

By selecting organic and natural products for yourself and your family, you are taking a big step toward a healthier lifestyle.   At B ^ R E movement we pride ourselves in upholding good ethical and moral standards.  Our products contain none of the above featured ingredients, are 95% vegan friendly (except for some of our mens grooming products which contain small amounts of bees wax. Our bees wax is sourced from fair trade farms that ethically harvest the wax.)   Many of the ingredients we use are ‘Australian Certified Organic’ all our bottles are recyclable and are proudly Australian made. 


So the next time you brush your teeth, wash your face or hair, apply aftershave, perfume or lotion, think about the cocktail of ingredients in those products and start thinking of how you can make a difference. 

Posted 16 weeks ago
<p><i><b>Embracing the moments where you get to be still.</b></i></p><p>Hey you,</p><p>you know how you’ve always wanted to sit back and take a moment to observe…</p><p>remember how you craved that sense of resonance and calm…</p><p>I have a secret just for you.<br/>I know how to get there…… It is possible, it’s real and you can access it at any time.</p><p>All you need to do is this…</p><ul><li> embrace change - change is the one constant, nothing lasts forever, this too shall pass and once we learn to accept that, embrace that, then and only then will we begin to feel centered, whole and complete.<br/></li><li>stop striving for perfection - perfection is perspective. Let it go and instead, start practicing gratitude, surround yourself with beautiful experiences, not things.<br/></li><li>accept that as a woman you will move like the tides, one minute you will want to be busy, giving, active, full of energy and light and the next you will want to retreat, be calm, self nurturing, still. We are complex beings yet so so simple. We just need to tune into our needs, our intuition and move accordingly with the gentle nudge of our inner being.<br/></li><li>notice your inner voice and listen to her, she knows you best. she is NOT your inner critic, she is your inner knowing and like the divine outside of you, the divine within will help navigate you to exactly where you need to be.<br/></li><li>keep your mind, body, soul and thoughts clean, choose a lifestyle that reflects the thoughts you want to embody.  Choose a more <a href="http://www.baremovement.com">B ^ R E</a> life. <br/></li></ul><p>It’s ok to pull back like the tides at times, to say no to the things that don’t excite you, to just sit back, nurture and care for you and your sovereignty. <br/> In fact, it’s in those times you truly give yourself and others the permission to be all you are. <br/> It’s in those times you realise you don’t need anything or anyone to ignite the spark that makes you you.</p><p>Un hooking, detaching, releasing, whatever you wish to call it, (I call it accepting), is not the lonely road you once experienced. It is now the most enriching experience you could have ever asked for.</p><p>Peace & Light</p><p>Annalisa Siefken</p><p>Creative founder </p><p><a href="http://baremovement.com">BARE Movement</a></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/bethechange?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#bethechange</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/alignment?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#alignment</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/resonance?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#resonance</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/barewoman?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#BAREwoman</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/insideout?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#InsideOut</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/jointhebaremovment?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#jointheBAREmovment</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/baremovement?source=feed_text&story_id=1052515408217339">#BAREmovement</a></p>

Embracing the moments where you get to be still.

Hey you,

you know how you’ve always wanted to sit back and take a moment to observe…

remember how you craved that sense of resonance and calm…

I have a secret just for you.
I know how to get there…… It is possible, it’s real and you can access it at any time.

All you need to do is this…

  •  embrace change - change is the one constant, nothing lasts forever, this too shall pass and once we learn to accept that, embrace that, then and only then will we begin to feel centered, whole and complete.
  • stop striving for perfection - perfection is perspective. Let it go and instead, start practicing gratitude, surround yourself with beautiful experiences, not things.
  • accept that as a woman you will move like the tides, one minute you will want to be busy, giving, active, full of energy and light and the next you will want to retreat, be calm, self nurturing, still. We are complex beings yet so so simple. We just need to tune into our needs, our intuition and move accordingly with the gentle nudge of our inner being.
  • notice your inner voice and listen to her, she knows you best. she is NOT your inner critic, she is your inner knowing and like the divine outside of you, the divine within will help navigate you to exactly where you need to be.
  • keep your mind, body, soul and thoughts clean, choose a lifestyle that reflects the thoughts you want to embody.  Choose a more B ^ R E life. 

It’s ok to pull back like the tides at times, to say no to the things that don’t excite you, to just sit back, nurture and care for you and your sovereignty.
In fact, it’s in those times you truly give yourself and others the permission to be all you are.
It’s in those times you realise you don’t need anything or anyone to ignite the spark that makes you you.

Un hooking, detaching, releasing, whatever you wish to call it, (I call it accepting), is not the lonely road you once experienced. It is now the most enriching experience you could have ever asked for.

Peace & Light

Annalisa Siefken

Creative founder 

BARE Movement

#bethechange #alignment #resonance #BAREwoman #InsideOut#jointheBAREmovment #BAREmovement

Posted 18 weeks ago
<p>#soulsunday</p>

<p>Tune in, reconnect, emerge yourself into all the goodness that is you!</p>

<p>#baremovement #naturalhaircareproducts #advancednaturalskincare #jointhebaremovement <br/>
Via @summersomewhere_</p>

#soulsunday

Tune in, reconnect, emerge yourself into all the goodness that is you!

#baremovement #naturalhaircareproducts #advancednaturalskincare #jointhebaremovement
Via @summersomewhere_

Posted 20 weeks ago
<p>When moving towards a more natural / organic lifestyle we usually begin with food, then household products and last we think of our hair, skin and body. <br/>
For me it all comes hand in hand. <br/>
You need to support your system from the inside out and outside in. <br/>
From my experience it was when I was on bed rest with my pregnancy 7 years ago that I realised I was feeling the best I had felt in years and through that awareness put it down to a HUGE reduction in chemical exposure from the salon and in particular using shampoo all day every day at the basin. (I was already eating super clean at this stage)  That is when the seed was planted to create a range that was salon effective, something that would support all colour systems but most importantly support a more conscious lifestyle! <br/>
Why natural? <br/>
Because choosing a more natural lifestyle, a more conscious lifestyle IS beautiful.  It’s not just a “hippie” thing (mind you I love the hippie thing)  but it is for everyone!  For the young, the evolved and the seeker!</p>

<p>xo<br/>
Annalisa</p>

<p>Founder - BARE movement <br/>
#organicshampoo #naturalskincare #jointhebaremovement</p>

When moving towards a more natural / organic lifestyle we usually begin with food, then household products and last we think of our hair, skin and body.
For me it all comes hand in hand.
You need to support your system from the inside out and outside in.
From my experience it was when I was on bed rest with my pregnancy 7 years ago that I realised I was feeling the best I had felt in years and through that awareness put it down to a HUGE reduction in chemical exposure from the salon and in particular using shampoo all day every day at the basin. (I was already eating super clean at this stage) That is when the seed was planted to create a range that was salon effective, something that would support all colour systems but most importantly support a more conscious lifestyle!
Why natural?
Because choosing a more natural lifestyle, a more conscious lifestyle IS beautiful. It’s not just a “hippie” thing (mind you I love the hippie thing) but it is for everyone! For the young, the evolved and the seeker!

xo
Annalisa

Founder - BARE movement
#organicshampoo #naturalskincare #jointhebaremovement

Posted 20 weeks ago