WelleCo founder and iconic supermodel Elle Macpherson shares on how to be your own well-within goddess.
To celebrate Elle Macpherson’s 59th birthday, and the release of the Elle Macpherson x Atelier Romy Goddess Necklace, the WelleCo founder is sharing her favourite wellness bio-tweaks that have helped cultivate her inner goddess.
1. Seek nature
I’m usually up with the sun. I’ll then get outside and put my feet on the earth to ground. I love being outside and connecting to nature. I choose activities where I am outside, close to nature as much as possible — hiking, biking, swimming or simply sitting in the fresh air and sunshine. Growing up, I learnt a lot about our natural world. Not only did it set the scene of my childhood, but it ignited in me a lifelong devotion to natural methods. For me, the sun and the sea are medicine. But we can learn from everything nature has to offer, which is why I have endless books on the subject and surround myself with like minds who also believe in
the power of nature. I like to think that WelleCo, with all our knowledge of ingredients, synergies and formulas, is like a modern showcase of nature’s perfect intelligence.
2. Routines rule
Each morning, I like to take two capsules of The Skin Elixir and The Hair Elixir with water while taking The Super Elixir™️ greens powder. I leave the jars next to my toothbrush to remind me – I've found pairing routines helps maintain continuity. My evening beauty routine is, of course, a wellness routine too. It consists of an infrared sauna followed by a cold plunge in my plunge bath. It’s great for detox, immune boost, lymph support and relaxation. I follow that with my nightly ritual of a cup of Sleep Welle Calming Tea which helps the mind, emotions and body to rest, recover and rejuvenate. Usually, I’ll write a gratitude list just before I sleep.
3. Serious self care
When it comes to body treatments, a favourite of mine is the Cleopatra Bath for the ultimate hit of nutrients. All it takes is milk, honey, olive oil and flower petals for a smoothing royal treat. Given the skin is the body’s largest organ, this bath is a calming, express way of absorbing nutrients. I also love dry body brushing and try to do it at least three times a week to stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage, clear my system of any toxins and it exfoliates your body for smooth, soft skin. Following this, I like to apply a body cream or oil.
4. Move out of your comfort zone
I like to go for a cold plunge after my workout followed by a macha in the sunshine before getting ready for my day. I’ve just discovered the Russian Banyas, an ancient tradition of steam sauna, which I like to alternate with a cold plunge. It’s a great way to stimulate the lymph system, detox, unwind and a fun alternative as a date to connect with friends –– check it out.
5. Connect to Self
Breath, meditation and inner connection is extremely important to me. I like to keep it simple. I’ve found breath practice helps amplify the benefits of all the other daily practises I do. And it’s free and profoundly effective! My daily meditation practice includes 25 minutes in the morning –– either guided or in silence. I aim to be in the natural flow of life as much as possible.
6. Look within
I believe the best facial is what you put inside your body. If I've got a big shoot or an event coming up and my skin needs a boost, I start juicing four times per day using my friend Dr Sara Siso’s protocol, with lots of turmeric, ginger, garlic, green leafy vegetables, cucumber, and The Super Elixir™. I’ll also incorporate The Collagen Elixir to support my skin’s hydration and elasticity. Zoning in on your microbiome is the way to heal from within. I know now to be extremely careful with what I put into my body, treating it from within with quality whole foods so my skin and hair can naturally look their best.
Quickfire with Elle
Star sign? Aries Dragon
Mantra? 'Give it a go.’
Spiritual hack? Learning the art of stillness, listening to your inner sense. And our Mind Elixirs!
Favourite essential oil? Sacred Frankincense and Oud.
Favourite quote? ‘Wellness is the new beautiful, health is the new wealth, kindness is the new cool
and inner peace is the new success.’
Favourite time of day? Here and now. In the present. Of course, there’s nothing quite like sunrise and sunset, when nature puts on one of its unrehearsed, five-star spectacles. Wherever you are, nature’s broadway show for the senses is hard to beat.
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