Summer is here and in full swing! Summer to me is sun shine, cool breezes, lazy weekends spent by the beach or pool side, and hikes in the woods. Summer is also a time when I curse the heat, hide from mid-day sun, and worry a little too much about my pits smelling (too much info?). To make the most of my summer, I have an arsenal of natural products to make myself feel and look my best. I thought I would share those with you!
Refreshing antioxidant facial mist for clear skin and added sun protection
Sunshine feels great on the skin, but it can lead to skin damage that can cause premature aging. Our Neroli Clarifying Toner is rich in antioxidants from green tea, vitamin C, and vitamin B3 which protects the skin from free radical damage. I use this toner morning and night, and as a refresher throughout the day to quench those free radicals but also to help alleviate any inflammation from sun exposure. This toner also contains organic aloe extract which makes it a great before and after sun facial mist!
Clear skin with our Night Clarifying Treatment
Despite its name, I use our Night Clarifying Treatment facial oil day and night during summer months. This facial oil is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants that nourish the skin but also help balance the skin's microbiome and keep my pores clear. Combined with the Neroli Clarifying Toner, this oil is my secret weapon for clear skin all summer long. If I am in direct sun all day (like a day at the beach), I will end my night with our Night Regenerative Balm instead to quench free radicals and calm down any inflammation caused by the sun.
Shorts-ready legs with our Tulsi Body Scrub
Have you ever been in shorts and looked down at your legs only to be horrified by the ashy look your skin has? This used to happen to me all the time! I would lather on lotion, and yet my legs always looked "ashy" and dry. My solution? Our Tulsi Luminous Scrub. Made with pink sea salt, coconut oil, sunflower oil and shea butter, this scrub exfoliates and deeply moisturizes without making a mess in your shower. I use this 3x a week and havn't had that ashy look since! On days I don't use the scrub I apply a body oil like our Tulsi Rejuvenating Body Oil.
Sun protections with Marie Veronique SPF
My favorite SPF is Marie Veronique's Everyday Coverage tinted SPF. It is lightweight and gives my skin a healthy glow.
No B.O. with Meow Meow Tweet's deodorant
I have sensitive pits so I can't use baking soda deodorant. I love this baking soda free deodorant cream - it works well and doesn't irritate!
Great hair all week long with Captain Blankenship's Dry Shampoo
Being a mom of a one year old, I just don't have time to wash my hair every day. For this reason, I love having this dry shampoo around to touch up my roots. I like to combine this with our Sea Mist for extra body.
Bug bite control
Summer brings bug bites! I like to carry a travel size of Meow Meow Tweet's bug repellant in my bag for when mosquito's strike. At home I have a bottle of Plant Makeup's Jewelweed spray for itchy skin.
Wildcrafted Herb Bundle
We don't have air conditioning in every room, so sometimes our apartment can get a little hot and stale, even with the windows open. I love to clear the air with a wildcrafted herb bundle, which helps clean the air of unwanted microbes but also instantly improves my mood! I also use it before a creative session, formulating, reading a book or doing yoga.