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Getting stoned...with my tone stone.

I recently encountered this NEED to get this beautiful Gua sha tone stone by the brand Biodara that I found in FLOW Miami one afternoon.

For those who do not know of this tool, a tone stone, is used with the Gua sha technique of massaging the skin with pressure in order to increase circulation in different parts of the body.

This ancient technique comes all the way from China, and has become more popular in western culture since the growth of the Wellness industry.

A lot of holistic beauty brands have started making these beautiful gadgets in different shapes, and with different kinds of crystals.

You can find these tone stones in Jade, Rose quartz, and sometimes Carnelian.

The most popular in the market is the Jade tone stone because of its tradition.

*Jade is known to be a stone that helps with inflammation because of its cooling properties.

I got this particular tone stone not only for its usual use, but also because of its integrated comb. You are able to use this stone not just on the skin, but also on the scalp for a soothing and stress free affect. I like to think that I am also benefiting my crown chakra from the healing properties of the Jade stone.

I love to keep in in the fridge for a extra cooling touch, along with a little of my favorite face oils by Odacite in the morning, at night, and even just on my free time.

To me its the ultimate self care tool. I AM IN LOVE.

I took it with me as my travel skin care tool in my recent trip to New York and it made me feel like I had carried a pocket spa with me.

I find it to be the perfect travel hang over remedy for the skin as well.

Check it out.



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