Learn about how the outdoors inspires this yogi's routine on and off the mat in our new #RealRoutines spotlight series.
Here at Mother Dirt, community means a lot to us. As a startup, we really value the people who support us, give us feedback, and grow with us. We love staying connected with each of you and we think it's about time you started learning about each other, because you're all pretty awesome.
Each week we'll feature a different member of the Dirt Squad and get into their Real Routine. And we're kicking it off with one of our faves, Candace Moore.
Candace is a well-known yoga instructor who made her mark with her blog, Yoga by Candace. It's a great resource for healthful living, where you can explore everything from 30 day yoga and fitness programs to healthy recipes. Check it out, along with her Instagram...your body and mind will thank you. ;-)
Walk us through your daily skincare routine / How do you work Mother Dirt into your daily routine?
I love using Mother Dirt mist after the shower. I spritz my face with it and let it soak in before applying a hydrating essential oil blend.
Since our products are unique, how do you explain Mother Dirt to other people?
I explain we've been tricked into being obsessed with being clean...to the point that it's stripping away the healthy bacteria on our bodies. I point to a number of books I've read on the topic (Eat Dirt is great!), and then introduce Mother Dirt to them!
Do you have any other “unconventional” personal care or lifestyle habits?
Haha, yes. I am a "weird toothpaste enthusiast." I have probiotic toothpaste, I've brushed with baking soda and coconut oil, MCT oil toothpaste, and activated charcoal, which turns your whole mouth black and then somehow magically makes your teeth super white.
Why do you feel it’s important to maintain a healthy microbiome?
I believe our entire body is connected, and when the microbiome is off balance, trouble starts...and I'd like to avoid trouble when possible :)
Do you prefer the ocean or the mountains?
Ocean! I'm currently in Santorini, Greece leading a yoga retreat here, and the water is so salty, I love it!