As a mother of two and as someone who is working very hard to get back into shape after delivering my son just a few months ago, I try to make some time each day for myself to settle in for a bit of pampering and relaxation. In order to care for others, you must take care of yourself. I find this little bit of ‘me’ time usually falls at the end of the day when both my son and daughter are in bed for the night. I have been exercising in the mid afternoon as well as taking classes in the evening, when I find I am most relaxed.
Below are my new favorite essentials that I incorporate into my post-workout wellness routine that I hope may fit into your own beauty and wellness regiment.
nyl skincare (\nil\) features a collection of fresh, all-natural products handmade weekly in a kitchen. This skincare line focuses on delivering clean, yet effective products that won’t harm you or the environment. Free of toxins, animal products, parabens, and petroleum products, everything nyl makes is vegan and cruelty free. I love using their organic shimmer scrub after my evening Spin class and their Bath Soak salts late in the evening which include Jasmine + Vetiver, and Bergamot + Lemongrass + Grapefruit. They also package their ingredients in eco-friendly glass jars and bottles.
Chocolate Sun Sunless Tanning are the first in organic sunless tanning solution. Their products are made with organically grown botanicals and herbs, pure essential oils and chemical-free preservatives. Their formula delivers the most natural looking color on every skin type, and fade flawlessly with no streaking or dry patches. I use their Cocoa Gardenia hydrating body scrub and their shea butter body moisturizer twice a week.
Masigi pulling oil, perfect for on the go, is made with 100% organic virgin coconut oil and organic essential oils. Oil pulling is a powerful Ayurvedic practice used for thousands of years to enhance oral health. I use pulling oil daily and interchange between Ginger & Grapefruit, and Peppermint & Spearmint. I love the soothing feel when swishing gently around my mouth.
SWAY is the first and only deodorant on the market for women and men that uses a special blend of apple cider vinegar, fine essential oils, and other natural ingredients, SWAY, has a unique pH value that helps to restore and maintain the acid mantle of the underarm skin. Conventional deodorants are usually loaded with chemicals! SWAY is committed to helping you eliminate yet another unnecessary chemical-laden product from your daily routine. I have not used any deodorants with aluminum for over 5 years and wear this deodorant on a daily basis.
My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste is the first toothpaste to combine activated coconut shell charcoal and bentonite clay. It is made with smart and wholesome ingredients and is fluoride-free, non-GMO, and Natural Cosmetics Standard certified. This toothpaste is gluten-free, cruelty free, vegan, and fluoride-Free. I saw a difference in how white my teeth were within two days brushing twice per day. Available Flavors include Spearmint, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Cinnamon-Clove. Their Whitening Tooth Powder is great to use at night for a deep clean and extra whitening. After use, I rinse thoroughly and floss.
Crystal Hills Crystal Love Sugar Scrub is so soothing after a night of kickboxing or TRX. This scrub combines organic cane sugar, botanical extracts, and rose quartz to gently exfoliate and freshen the skin. Their certified organic body care line includes serums, scrubs, and crystallized salts that is cruelty free.
Lili Aromatherapy is a Sri Lankan beauty brand offering vegan body scrubs, butters and bath tea bags. I use their Meditation Amongst the Lotuses body scrub, which contains blue lotus and cinnamon leaf essential oil, during my shower before bed once a week. I feel like that stress melts off my body while using the scrub it is incredible how soothing the scent is!