Jasmine Scalesciani-Hawken is a true beauty that inspires so many to embrace authenticity. She’s a role model to so many women. Jasmine is the co-founder and creative director of Hairprint, a line of non-toxic botanical hair products that help you detox from your hair follicles and scalp. Jasmine recently started a new venture, noself, an inspirational spiritual journey into self-love. We are honored to get a glimpse into this gems lifestyle.
I typically wake up at around 6:30-7am or with the light. Before opening my eyes I bring my attention to my heart and breath and notice all that I am grateful for. This is something I’ve trained myself to do so now it just happens on automatic. I either stay in bed and do a breath practice of two rounds of 30 full deep breaths followed by a hold on the last exhalation and inhalation, or get out of bed and make sure I do this breath practice at some point in my day.
I used to drink warm water and lemon first thing in the morning, but recently I’ve switched to a tea made of fresh fennel and fenugreek seeds. The seeds stimulate the spleen, act as a natural diuretic, and stimulate liver function too, so it’s a great way for me to start my morning and break the fast from the night before.
I also take metabolic enzymes and turmeric capsules. These are the only two things I take regularly as “supplements”. When I worked as a nutritionist and did dry & live blood analysis I saw so much oxidative stress and premature aging caused by inflammation. These two supplements along with the fenugreek seeds have been shown to inhibit oxidative breakdown of lipids in the liver and reduce inflammation.
I make sure to break a sweat everyday but I’m not as hardcore about working out as I used to be. When in Marin I use my Peloton bike and do a spin class for 20-30 minutes from my home which is super fun and convenient.
After spin, I will sit and meditate for 20 minutes (this is when the breath practice sometimes comes in, or when I sit and contemplate one of the questions from a recent project I created “the no self meditation” deck – noself.co).
After meditation I prepare two drinks: one is coffee with my favorite Canyon Coffee. And the other is a drink consisting of fresh grapefruit juice and Marine Phytoplankton.
Marine Phytoplankton is by far my favorite food on the planet. It supports natural detoxification and boosts the body with oxygen and chlorophyll. I instantly feel that my brain functions better on this superfood. I’m also not one to crave any food until mid-morning so this is a way to keep my blood sugar in check, as it is also rich in protein.
Before starting my workday I always write-down 3 main projects/tasks that I want to make sure I accomplish that day. This keeps my intention clear and knowing no matter what comes my way any given day, those are the three things I’ve chosen to complete.
I start my workday and since my work is creating and building a company I love, I can keep going and going and going…but I also make sure I take frequent 5-10 minute breaks all throughout my day.
My true “break-fast” is around 11am. I love sardines, maybe because I come from the Mediterranean and it’s in my DNA, but I can literally have them everyday. So my breakfast consists of flax crackers with butter, topped with sardines and a ton of fresh cilantro. I add the cilantro not only because of the great taste but because it is a wonderful source of Vitamin C - another great anti-aging ingredient - but also because it is a natural and easy way to protect the body of heavy metal accumulation.
Throughout my day I tend to play with the lovely natural pharmacopeia that's in a basket on my desk. Flower essences, floral and gem stone mists, rose water, essential oils that I take both internally and externally, more metabolic enzymes, and of course chocolate. Always unprocessed and low glycemic. In fact I don’t exceed 15-20 grams of sugar on any given day and haven’t done for years.
In the afternoon I might have a green juice but not always. After graduating from Gabriel Cousen’s Masters program I basically lived on green juice for years. The benefits are remarkable but I’m not as diligent as to have it everyday anymore. I’ve really become interested in experimenting with fresh herbs steeped into teas lately, wild dandelion from my garden for example.
In the evening lately, my husband and I tend to love watching a good show or movie. Dinner is typically a big salad, vegetables, seaweed, and some form of protein (animal or vegetable). And I use some bitters in tincture form after dinner.
Right before bed, I will hop on something called a turbo-sonic. It’s like the power plate machine you see at gyms but activated by sound vibration so it’s a lot smoother and is an incredible tool to stimulate blood flow, relieve stress, activate the thyroid, stimulate the lymph system, and so much more…I feel very lucky that we have it. My next purchase is definitely an infra-red sauna because I feel this is the missing piece to my ideal physical routine.
My beauty routine is simple in terms of product use. I feel that I take care of my skin and appearance though the foods that I eat and I tend to be minimal and sporadic with the use of skincare products, but there are a few things that are part of my routine...
To remove make-up I use coconut butter that I’ve infused with some sage oil. The sage is anti-bacterial and also has a tightening effect on my pores.
I tend to alternate on what I put on my skin in the evening. Sometimes I will use Vitamin E oil (a real greasy look!), coconut or cacao butter, a Vitamin C serum, Vintner’s Daughter oil, and my can’t-live-without product May Lindstrom’s ‘The Blue Cocoon’.
I use almond oil for my body and sometimes my scalp and hair also. Of course I can’t forget to mention that I use Hairprint Fermented Bamboo duo (for my very fine hair) when I wash my hair, which is typically in the evening before bed, and not that often. No more than 2 times per week.
We have an altar in our home and sometimes we light a candle and sit there before sleep. Other times we listen to a meditation or satsang whilst in bed, or just read each other something inspiring until we fall asleep.
Bedtime is anywhere between 10 and 11 even though we keep aiming for 9:30pm.
My falling asleep ritual is to review my day and again notice and name all that I’m grateful for. So I begin my morning and evening in the ritual of awe and stillness and this is something I love.