NITSA CITRINE- Creative Director, Sunpotion



RITUAL • What are your daily inner + outer rituals to cultivate beauty and radiance?

I love to begin each morning with a large glass of water, then several rounds of tea - currently I am very fond of wild leaf, old-growth Pu-erh. On a good day, I enjoy my tea in silence, before interfacing with technology or the external world. I like to float in that yummy space between dream and waking, and softly invite my intention and vision for the day. The Tea Practice is usually followed with a Potion - a warm or room temperature blend of tonic herbs (every day I take ashitaba, reishi, he shou wu, astragalus, pine pollen),  some superfoods (occasionally maca. raw cacao, shilajit)  and herbal tea blended with a healthy fat such as sprouted raw almond milk, coconut oil, grass fed ghee (to nourish the brain and  integrate the nutrients into the whole system).

I try not to schedule anything before 10am so I can have ample time for this morning ritual, though I will photograph my creation for the Sun Potion Instagram if it tastes or looks especially magical. This happens often. 

Throughout the day, for outer beauty, I use the following: Evan Healy Imortelle Hydrosol, Sun Potion Shea Butter, Jiva-Apoha Joint oil,  Shiva Rose's Face Oil, A spectrum of essentail oils suiting the tone of the day, my vice of choice ;) If I have an event that requires a little more of a "together" look I may apply some RMS "Lunar" shimmer,  Living Libations lip and cheek stain, and Poppy & Someday balm.

My requisite for anything that I put on my face is that it is edible. The skin eats too! I avoid anything that I would not be comfortable taking internally. It may sound freaky but that is often how I will sample a new product. I will taste a little bit and then try it on my skin (of course after reading the ingredients!) You can tell if there is anything synthetic or toxic right away. 

Once a week I make a custom hand-blended herbal face mask for myself and deep condition my hair with La Tierra Sagrada Hair Oil and Sun Potion Shea Butter. I try to pour myself a hot bath infused with essential oils, florals and/or salts whenever possible. I love being in water!


NOURISH • What are your staples for beauty + wellness + radiance?

Clean Spring or Alkaline Water. High vibration whole foods, such as super foods, mushrooms, seaweeds, algae, local + organic vegetables, seasonal fruits, FERMENTED FOODS. Tonic herbs. Raw green juice - I get one daily from AH juice. Probiotics. And anything that is lovingly prepared by friends or family. Most importantly, finding a sense of please and gratitude in nourishment. 


BODY • How do you keep your body healthy, strong, and powerful?

Conscious breath. Yoga. Long, leisurely hikes. Gardening. Making love - am I allowed to say that? It's the best exercise. 


MIND • How do you stay grounded, confident, and centered in this modern day craziness we call life?


Tea.  It is a form of meditation which carries me throughout the day.

Pratyahara - tuning the senses inward -I picked this up when I was immersed in ashtanga yoga and even though I do not wake up at 6am to practice every morning any more, I do use this every day. It's an incredibly centering, grounding, and subtle practice. 

12D shield, which is a protective and empowering energetic practice from Lisa Renee which I utilize daily for inner resilience, strength and clarity of vision. 

Mind like a Knife ~ basically my version of using your intelligence for good.  Lately I have been really appreciating the concept and feel of this  "slicing through layers with my consciousness"  and have found it especially helpful in the business world.


SPIRIT • BENSHEN means 'root of the spirit' - how do you root your spirit into your life, which in turn, keeps your body beautiful, healthy, and radiant?

Plants. They are my root and ultimate Muse. I try to spend as much time with plants as people. Fortunately, I am the creative director of a plant-based company so even when I am at my desk or navigating through the concrete jungle, I am swimming in the magical properties of these super intelligent herbs (and mushrooms) and I am sustained by them! Also - GRATITUDE.