I fell hard for Cocokind a few weeks ago at Revitalize, when they offered several products in the available “swag”. Each products contains 5 natural ingredients or less, all of which are organic and sustainably sourced. Made from just THREE organic ingredients—virgin coconut oil, beeswax, matcha tea powder, this glorious Mymatcha Stick “helps rejuvenate dry spots [and] protects skin from free radical damage”. It is fantastic as a chapstick, helps de-puff your under-eye area AND it can improve dark under-eye circles…among other uses! Basically, I am smitten with this multi-faceted stick. I even use it to sooth my cuticles when I go on a nail-biting spree :).
I was absolutely terrified to try this scrub when it first arrived at my doorstep. I have ridiculously sensitive skin, and just about everything seems to make me break out! But I’d heard several great recommendations and read the many positive Thrive Reviews, so I dipped my baby toe in and used it on my neck. No problem! Slowly I worked my way to using this as my face wash THREE times per week, and my skin loves it!!! I absolutely think it has made my skin softer and glowier, and the gentle exfoliation helps with cell turnover. This is definitely one of my good-skin secrets.
This is hands-down the only natural toothpaste I’ve ever 1) truly enjoyed the taste of and 2) felt like cleaned my teeth as well as traditional toothpaste. It doesn’t foam as much as Crest or Colgate, but it has a sharp refreshing flavor and you can feel it working to remove plague and bacteria and sugar and whatever else winds up on our tusks! Plus, it doesn’t have a chalky consistency like most ‘healthy’ toothpastes. I buy this in bulk and refuse to use anything else!
I am a chapstick fantastic. As soon as I tried a sample of this Mongo Kiss Lip Balm at the Mindbodygreen Conference last September, I knew it met all of my lip-balm/chapstick criteria: not sticky, not waxy, creamy but not overly soft, delicious-smelling but not overbearing and it lasts for a long time! I now apply this at least 10x day. Mongo Kiss has other flavors you can check out as well, but this lightly sweet and floral scent won me over.
Speaking of travel, I don’t go anywhere without a packet of these EO Face Wipes. Honestly, at the end of the day I’m often feeling too lazy to even wash my face, and being able to swipe one of these babies all over to remove dirt and makeup is a godsend. Incredibly gently with a pleasant smell, my skin always looks and feels refreshed after using one of these wipes. They’re also not drying at all; I actually don’t need to apply moisturized with them. I also keep these in my purse to freshen up the ole’ armpits after a workout if I don’t have time to shower before running out the door…just keeping it real!
Y’all may know this by now, but sleep can be a struggle for me. It always has been, regardless of my diet, in fact. I mean, of course eating well helps, but my sleep issues have far more to do with my brain/anxiety than anything else. So I have an intense sleep routine that I follow each night, and when I do, I sleep beautifully for the most part. One of the keys to my current routine is Cedarwood Essential Oil, which my friend Emmy from Inner Light Yoga recommended. I dab some on my wrists, behind my ears and between my first two toes (this skin has large absorbent pores!) right before bed. I take a few deep whiffs, and it makes me feel significantly more relaxed. This one from Thrive is a great price and fantastic quality.