As nature's dormant period slowly settles in, we are reminded to take life down a notch. Winter is the ideal season to take stock of your self care, to use to your advantage the increased indoor time for rest and recuperation. Sleep takes on a new tenor, reminiscent of the hibernation our fellow mammals are experiencing, richer and deeper. As cells regenerate overnight hydration levels should increase as well. Beautiful botanical facial oils infuse the skin with nutrients, protecting and forming the body's first line of defense. The conservation of energy, calm reflection and contemplation are the order of the day.