At State of Liberty, we believe self-care should be a way of life. It’s important to identify your needs and create time to meet them, integrating self-care into your daily routine and improving your overall sense of wellbeing.

The pamper element in our online retreats empowers you to carve out time for yourself, slow down, relax and be kind to both your mind and body.

State of Liberty has been designed to deliver vitality and a sense of calm directly to your door. You’ll receive a pamper box with a beautiful selection of organic, natural products, expertly curated to complement the digital content, along with guidance and inspiration to help you create a self-care practice and successfully integrate it into your daily life.

Our Approach

Here at SOL, pampering is simple and essential. It’s not about expensive spa products and elaborate beauty regimes. Instead, we focus on helping you create time and space for yourself to connect with your inner wisdom and nurture your body in a holistic, intuitive way.

A pamper routine doesn’t have to be time consuming. For example, aromatic essential oils can be transformative in just a few moments. Longer, more luxurious sessions are encouraged too, such as a long, hot soak in a bath of Epsom salts with essential oils.

Like a wellbeing self care kit, the SOL pamper box will contain everything you need to create a luxurious pamper session at home including powerful essential aromatic oils and herbal tea blends. Everything has been carefully sourced and designed to support, calm, encourage, enhance and nurture you as you undertake your wellbeing practices.

Bowl of Jojoba oil for pamperEssential oils have long been used for their healing properties, both medicinally and for beauty treatments. They are natural, aromatic, highly concentrated compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots and flowers. Oils enhance your environment and are a wonderful way to connect with nature and yourself.

Tea is comforting and calming and can enhance any mood or situation. It has many healing benefits. First, the simple act of stopping and enjoying a peaceful moment, and second, the natural, healing powers of the herbs your tea contains. Both lift your spirit and add to your sense of wellbeing.

Pen McKinley-Rodgers and herbal tea

Introducing Pen McKinley-Rodgers

SOL Pamper Expert Pen McKinley-Rodgers, founder of The Fragrant Apothecary, has an incredible amount of plant knowledge and wisdom to share.

‘I’ve used essential oils for most of my adult life. Over the years I’ve turned to them for many things, from the treatment of cuts and bites to headaches and stomach cramps.

In recent years, I’ve also been exploring the emotional and spiritual essences. I am so passionate about how they can help make us and the world we live in healthier. You will not find me without an oil or two on me at all times now!

I believe that inner health is reflected as outer beauty and nature can provide us with many holistic solutions for our health and wellbeing. I want to help you re-connect with that innate wisdom we all have inside of us. To awaken your intuition and empower you to live the best life possible, naturally.’

Lizzie and Pen creating SOL Pamper box

We’re having so much fun creating the SOL pamper box and we can’t wait to share it with you in the new year.

Pen will be back on the blog later today with a simple essential oil massage for the winter and we’ll also be posting her wellbeing story on Friday.

Love Lizzie xx

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Lizzie Jones SOL Founder and Holistic Chef
Written by Lizzie Jones SOL Founder and Holistic Chef
Hello, I’m Lizzie, founder of State of Liberty and holistic chef. My personal journey through life has given me a deep connection to a plethora of wellbeing practices. All have had a positive impact on me and are included in our online retreats. I have worked as a nutritionist and holistic chef on wellbeing retreats around the world and lived in India for 7 years working on yoga retreats, which eventually culminated in the opening of my own natural food cafe where I served yogis after their morning practice. This yoga lifestyle allowed me to practise every day and benefit from a wide range of experienced teachers. Home is now Bristol where I’ve been living for the past 8 years. I have another business called Wedding Yurts, and we host celebrations all over the UK in our beautiful handcrafted yurt venue. Life is busy! I support myself by eating well, drinking lots of water, regularly practising yoga, meditating and getting plenty of sleep. ‘Lokah samastash sukhino bhavantu’ ‘May all beings be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to happiness and freedom for all’. This beautiful Sanskrit mantra perfectly captures my vision for State of Liberty. We are all unique and we all have our own stories to tell. Understanding your story empowers you to discover true health. You are the only person who can heal yourself because you are the only person holding the knowledge of who you really are. Together with the rest of the SOL team, my intention is to create a inspiring, supportive and safe online wellbeing platform. I believe that with the right tools and support, everyone can improve their health and wellbeing in a natural and holistic manner. When I’m not working, I enjoy travelling and spending time outdoors. My partner and I regularly escape to Hungary where we own a little wine house in the forest. The windows are wonky and it’s really quite wild. Located in the middle of nowhere, it’s incredibly quiet and at night, pitch black. For us, it’s the perfect contrast to city life.