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Holly Cline, holistic esthetician and owner of Holly Cline Skincare in Seattle, shares her recipe for a Cold Moon Juniper Bath Ritual and Nourishing Mask Facial as part of our Home Spa Ritual series.




Tonight the sky will be illuminated by the  final and 13th full moon of 2020. The beautiful Cold Moon marks the early signs of winter, the changing cold weather and the ushering in of a new year. 

This is a great time to cozy up inside, reflect on 2020 and begin manifesting the changes we wish for in 2021. This is a particularly important new year and our intentions will be powerful. May the moon guide us into discovery of our own inner power of strength and beauty. Let us embrace the magic and darkness of winter while bathing in the moon's powerful light. 

For tonight’s home spa ritual we’ll begin by preparing a beautifully fragrant juniper berry bath soak. Juniper berries not only smell amazing with their bright pine-like scent, they also contain many skin soothing benefits. They are rich in antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties making them great for soothing tired muscles, acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Juniper Berry Soak

  • Take 2 tablespoons of juniper berries and gently crush them in a mortar and pestle.
  • Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a small saucepan, then add the crushed juniper berries. 
  • Turn off the heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  • Add the mixture to a hot bath.

While we wait for the berries to steep, begin the next step of the home spa ritual, a double mask skin treat! I love a good facial mask, and two are even better! We'll start with an exfoliating mask to remove dead skin cells and brighten the skin, followed by a treatment mask to soothe, repair and hydrate.

Mask Ritual

Dr Alkaitis Organic Face Masks

Once you are done masking, and the juniper berries have finished steeping, it's time to indulge in a beautiful winter bath! 


Winter Bath

  • Start by straining the berries and pouring the warm tea into a hot bath. 

  • To further heighten the beautiful, wintery aroma, add cedar leaves and fresh rosemary sprigs. 

  • To complete the magical winter forest ambiance, add white flowers to represent snow. I chose dainty white chamomile flowers and beautiful white carnations that represent love and luck for me. You can choose whichever white flowers appeal to you. 

  • Soak in this peaceful, luxurious bath for at least 15 minutes.

As always, I like to complete my home spa and moon rituals by putting on comfortable clothes, lighting some candles and either journaling or sitting at my altar to focus on intentions. With this full moon being extra special and important as we are also embracing a new year, I thought I’d finish by sharing some of my favorite crystals and their healing properties that I find particularly powerful during the full moon. I hope you find these magical gems useful in setting your intentions and manifesting your best life for 2021.

Crystals for the Full Moon & New Year



Selenite has a beautiful opaque white appearance and is the ultimate crystal for cleansing/clearing energies and auras. It’s a rare crystal in the sense that it can also cleanse other crystals. Simply place your stones on a piece of selenite and let sit for 4 hours. 


This beautiful sparkly crystal invokes confidence, luck, creativity and abundance.

Clear Quartz

A powerful tool of transformation, clarity and healing

Black Tourmaline 

This beautiful dark gemstone is the ultimate energy protector. Great for grounding and recharging. 


Blessed full moon and a very Happy New Year to each of you! 




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All photos taken by Holly Cline

1 comment

Another fantastic piece, Holly! Can’t wait to try this winter bath. Thanks for sharing your many talents with us.

Kristin S January 24, 2021

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