Welcome! I’m SO flattered you’re here to learn a little about me. I am Sarah, creator of Recipes and rituals. We’re a diplomat family currently in beautiful North Africa! I live for: bright aesthetic, the feel of a clean kitchen (made clean with one of my favorite tools… essential oils!), warm cookies freshly baked out of the oven, and our Friday night family movie tradition. I’m a modern-day woman who loves eliminating plastics and making better choices for our planet. A polished hippy, if you will.
I created this blog in 2019 after a major lifestyle shift. I decided to dive in headfirst to natural living – avoiding almost all store-bought cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, etc.. which allowed my natural hair color to come through for the first time in 12 years. A dark, copper (strawberry) blonde I had been trying to cover up, which I ended up loving and embracing.
I’m wife and mother all the time, a sleep researcher and digital nomad during the day, and I have recently discovered a love for creating recipes, and a healthier, more sustainable home. You can find me in my kitchen creating new things, or chasing light around my house to photograph them.
Giving up so many commonly used products and learning to create them myself gave me a wonderful sense of creativity, helped me understand how fragrance and other toxic chemicals were impacting me, my home, my family, and our endocrine system. It ultimately forced me to look at other areas of our life that could use improvement. I’ve dug deep in the past year.
My point of view comes from the idea that “wellness” isn’t something to always be chased. It isn’t a perfectly clean diet, or perfection or extremism in any way. We try hard to be healthy, but we are always flexible and compassionate towards ourselves and one another. To us, wellness comes from a powerful, positive mindset and world view, which allows for simple, actionable goals for our family. I hope that perspective comes through in all of my content and provides some value to you.
Thanks for reading,
I hope you’ll enjoy what you find in my little space of the World Wide Web