The Art of Natural Beauty

The Art of Natural Beauty

I worship Mother Earth; she is my God
We are the seeds which can make choices
This privilege has been given to us
To preserve the future of our planet
– Horst Rechelbacher –

Oh, to live in harmony with our true being.

How can we achieve this? And reconnect with the natural beauty around us.

Research has found, being in nature has a powerful mental and physical healing effect on our bodies.

Not so surprising when you think at a fundamental level, we humans are still our Paleolithic selves.

From simple hunter-gatherers, we have evolved to live in daily contact with nature.

So it seems only natural, that we make the transition and return to our roots.

Natural beauty

In the face of so many natural disasters…

  • uncontrollable and deadly viruses
  • changing weather patterns
  • unstable economic climate
  • dwindling resources

We see a desire to get back to nature and all things natural – a shift towards a socially-conscious movement, that’s focused on sustaining the environment.

However, you choose to live your life; it is imperative to bring your attention back to nature’s rhythms.

To allow openness and receptivity to the powerful forces of nature, that underlies life on earth at every level.

It’s not easy to define natural beauty, with modern-day technology progressing so fast.

What helps us to remain calm and centred and not get lost in all the noise is a return to nature, by doing so, we have the ability to experience profound healing at every level of our existence.

A letter to the planet

Before I started the naked Chemist, many years ago, I came across a book the Aveda Rituals by Horst Rechelbecher.

This book had such a profound effect on me; it quite literally changed my life forever and started me on my true path in life, the world of healing skin through plant medicine.

In fact, in updating this article, I re-watched the video, and it really touched a nerve – he was a true inspiration.

Horst understood the power of nature; he connected people with his unwavering conviction that caring for the world we live in even in the smallest capacity, has a deep and lasting impact on this planet.

He helped make green values the norm, not the exception.

His drive and passion helped to shape the global organic beauty movement, encouraging many to live a more balanced life. Not an easy thing to do in a chemical-driven industry.

For me, his enthusiasm for healthy living and inspiring vision to care for the planet and those around him was infectious.

Practising what he preached, after selling Aveda he went on to set up an organic farm which he turned into a retreat, he used this as an example of how, by using solar wind and geothermal energy sources, organic ingredients could easily be grown for cosmetics.

The naked truth

For me, and I am sure for many others, his business legacy will live on.

Like a true immortal hero, a sort of ‘virtual mentor’ that I don’t have to email or call, but who has a permanent residency in my mind, he helps rekindle my passion and drive when it falls to the wayside,

So I was so very deeply saddened to hear of his passing; the world has lost a true steward of the environment and he will be truly missed – his legacy lives in Intelligent Nutrients.

5 thoughts on “The Art of Natural Beauty

  1. Aston Andrew says:

    Horst did so much to revolutionise the hair and cosmetic industry, so it was really nice to find this little tribute to him, thanks for the post

  2. p.james says:

    Great article Samantha very well written, I was unaware of Horsts influence in the organic cosmetics industry..but this video was very moving and touched a nerve thankyou.

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