You say you’re under stress? Oh, why is that? Anything new going on? No doubt, the Corona virus has changed life as we know it. No traveling, you may be quarantined, all the good places to go in town have been shut down and somebody bought all of the world’s toilet paper. It’s time to get back to clean and natural. Here are a few products you can have sent to your doorstep to bring you back to a grounded and calm self. I was happy to be hosted to experience them!
Is your complexion looking a little ravaged? Or maybe, you just need a refresh of body and soul? Earthwise Beauty is a skincare brand that uses high-quality vegan and kindly treated honey ingredients in luxurious formulations. They have created a unique kind of hydrator good for all kinds of skin: Cistus (rock rose) and Moonlight Face Mist. Rock rose is primarily available in Portugal — I’ve been to Portugal! It’s got a rugged beauty, with mountains that meet the sea. The flower is credited with amazing skin firming qualities. They then infuse it with moonlight under the full moon, which “amplifies the healing properties that correspond to the yin, or feminine element. Beauty, female intuition and insight, patience, and gentleness are enhanced.” To my nose, it has a dark honey/moss/citrus fragrance. You can spritz it on your face morning and evening, apply it with a cotton ball or spritz it above your head 3-4 times a day while meditating. Because very little in the way of preservatives are used, they advise shaking the bottle before using and storing in the fridge. Now that’s chill!
Madame Gabriela is a company founded by global citizens who love to travel. Don’t worry, soon we’ll be traveling again. Until then, we can dream! Madame Gabriela’s focus is the have a truly clean (not just big-brand buzzword) luxury lipstick. At this point, there are 3 shades, each reflecting the vibe of a different destination. I tried New York at 1 PM, a deep pink with a creamy satin finish. This is what they say about the ingredients: “Infused with healing antibacterial UMF 15+ Manuka honey, Shea butter, Avocado and Sunflower oil (for a dose of rich nutrients that support collagen production) in addition to the soothing effect of Chamomile flowers, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang.” It has a lightly floral scent and flavor. The chic black case locks the cap on, so you’ll never have the color bullet be exposed in your purse.
Aura Cacia is a pure plant essential oil company with a perfect product for these times! You and everyone you know needs the Discover Relaxation Kit. This is what they say about it:
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most popular essential oil and is widely recognized for its floral-herbaceous aroma and many uses. It is generally considered one of the safest oils to use for adults and children.
- Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) essential oil is well known for its balancing and grounding properties. It’s often used for skin care products, perfumes, diffusions, and home care products.
- Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil is citrusy and refreshing, and is most often used in diffusions and home care products to freshen up the space.
- Chill Pill essential oil blend combines sweet orange, lavender, patchouli, peppermint, sweet basil, and Roman chamomile essential oils for balancing and relaxing. It can be added to a carrier product or diffused into the air for a peaceful atmosphere.
I have been using them day and night in my home humidifier with a bit of carrier oil. Using a humidifier is a great idea, whether you’re ill or trying to prevent illness. It helps your nasal passages from drying out and being more vulnerable to infections entering skin fissures. Also, it makes your room more like a spa than a crazy pandemic prison. Here are their suggested uses: