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December 18, 2019

Full Moon Night Market Review

What a wonderful first Full Moon Night Market last week! Our goal for this continuous event is to be a fun, community celebration for zero waste and wellness. We were so excited that so many wonderful people remembered their own cups, plates and utensils. Some who forgot even shared with their friends. We want to celebrate these types of decisions because part of wellness is taking care of the environment and living sustainably. Creating less waste that goes to the dump is a big win for our local community. 

All of the funds from our drinks station went to the Tractor Project, which is directly funding the tractor work at the dump. The tractor is burying the trash to help prevent fires from starting. We want to especially thank Baja Brewing Company for donating the keg for the night in support of our fundraiser. It is always nice seeing local companies supporting a good cause. Thank you as well to Colin Sutton for helping me work this station for the night. We raised a total of $250 dollars and $8000 pesos that I will be delivering personally in portions over the next few weeks. Dominique of La Jardinera Plant Based Garden Deli whipped up some delicious food for the evening. She also brought along compostable plates and forks in case people forgot their own. After use, she took these back and will compost them in her garden. At the end of the night, she gave $2000 pesos from her night’s sales towards the Tractor Project total. We are so grateful she stepped up to feed everyone and donate to the cause all of which aligns so well with our goals. 

Thank you to all the wonderful market vendors who set up in front of the Gypsea’s Beach Life Boutique wagon. Milan was there representing her brand Sun Garden, whose products are always available inside The Balm of Pescadero. The other local vendors included: Emily from Mini Super Munchies, Angela Zancanaro’s handmade silver jewelry, Dani with Cocoshell Clothing, and April and Yasu with Wanderground Jewelry & Minerals. Daphne from El Chapil represented her friend from Mexico City’s brand Espiral Props, handmade macrame household goods. Carmel with Nomade came all the way from Cabo Pulmo to showcase her handmade clothing created from up-cycled fabrics from the fashion industry. We hope you all had a successful night showing off your one of a kind, unique pieces and would love to have you back. There were also representatives from the Pescadero Food Bank/Banco de alimentos del Pescadero.  This is a cooperative effort between expats and local residents who monthly drive to Cabo for food, which is then packed and distributed to families in need throughout the town of Pescadero. We are so happy to support another important local issue. 

If you forgot to enter The Balm of Pescadero’s raffle, you are in luck! If you purchase a $250p, $500p, or $1000p gift certificate, you can enter your name or a friend’s name to win one of our four wellness prizes. The last day for entries is December 31, with winners announced New Years Day. Thank you to Sandi from The Balm of Pescadero, Caitlin Aguero from Baja Bliss Spa and Holly from Gypsea’s Beach Life Boutique for putting together and hosting such a wonderful evening focused on zero waste and wellness. We can’t wait for the next one on Friday January 10th! 

The Balm Bee: Caitlin Allen

November 11, 2019

The Balm Wellness Workshops

One of the big reasons The Balm was created was to help make wellness services, products and information more readily available. That is why we will be hosting regular Wednesday Wellness Workshops throughout the year. This provides opportunities for people from the community to expand their spiritual, physical and environmental awareness. This is also a space for wellness practitioners to get their name out there and to hopefully have a greater impact regarding the topics they feel most passionate about. 

Our first workshop will be on November 20 about one of our newest products at the shop, Recept. This will be an informational talk with Dr. Erin Pollinger about this amazing new broad spectrum hemp product. Recept has the highest amounts of CBG (cannabigerol) in a hemp extract on the market today and recently opened distribution in Mexico. Dr. Pollinger will not only discuss the ingredients but the technology used to make this product rapidly absorbed in our bodies. This product helps in so many ways; it promotes neuro-regeneration/protection, improves mood and gut health, promotes greater focus and much more. If you have never used hemp products before or are interested in sourcing one locally this is a workshop you don’t want to miss. 

Our next workshop is the following week on November 27 with Holly Bishop of Gypsea’s Beach Boutique, our newest neighbor at The Balm. This is scheduled to coincide with the New Moon because we will be setting positive intentions along with learning how to make our own essential oil diffuser bracelets. New moons are the beginning of a new lunar cycle and often brings with it new beginnings. This is why it is a perfect time to slow down, clear space and set new, positive intentions for your life. The essential oil diffuser bracelets are a way to carry the benefits of essential oils with you wherever you go. If you are ready for setting some new goals and creating something to bring you daily mindfulness, this is just for you.

For the month of December we have an amazing herbal medicine workshop with Omar Pina of NAHOA Regreso al Origin. We will host level 1 on December 4 and will learn about the local plants of the Baja desert, their history and their traditional medicinal qualities. You will get started with NAHOA’s custom medicinal kit and will learn the basics for making your very own natural plant healing products. Level 2 will be on December 5 and will take you on a full day medicinal plant identification walk exploring the Sierra de La Laguna with Omar and a local ranchero, Catarino, who has used these plants for many years. During the walk we will be collecting specimens from the wild to make more plant medicine. Level 2 also includes a traditional lunch and guided meditation. This an extremely magical and education experience. If you can’t make these dates in December, Omar will return for one more workshop in March.

To wrap up our current schedule we have a mala making workshop with Suzi on December 18. This is a fun, interactive, meditative-art workshop to bring awareness to the history and significance of Japas Malas. You will walk away with a one of a kind mala made with beads containing your very own personal intentions. If you are looking for a new way to further your meditation journey this is just what you are looking for. 

You can find more information and sign up for these workshops via our website or Instagram. If you are now feeling inspired and have something unique you want to share with the community, please contact us. We are looking forward to evolving and awakening with you.