Halloween is over, and it is time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the chill in the air and lots of goodies on the dinner table. It’s time to shop for your family and friends and show them how much you care. It can get a bit stressful finding the right presents for your loved ones, and how can you forget to reward yourself for all the hard work?
Below is a combination of the most innovative, eco-friendly, and delicious smelling wellness products that you will love having in your home. And, if you are feeling a little bit generous, there is more to go around.
Here are some little ways to treat yo’self this holiday season, because you deserve the very best.
1. Solid shampoos and conditioners that are entirely plastic-free
Solid shampoos and conditioners are ideal when traveling, plus these Viori shampoo and conditioner bars are safe and natural, 100% vegan, sustainable, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, cruelty-free, pH balanced, and ethically sourced. Inspired by the ancient traditions of the Red Yao Tribe, my favorite is the Hidden Waterfall (musk), but if you are not a fan of strong scents, they also have unscented bars.
2. A bath sponge with body wash already in it
I know it sounds too good to be true, and I don’t understand why no one else had thought of this before, but Spongelle’s Riviera Collection is actually a body wash and buffer in one that leaves your skin smelling delicious and soft to touch. A great 2-in-1 product that saves time and is excellent for travel. It cleanses, exfoliates, massages, and nourishes your body while smelling like a vacation in your bathroom. Tunisian Moon is my favorite because it smells of mandarin, coconut, and vanilla.
3. All-purpose skin balm for all skin types
Winter and the dry air indoors can make our skin super dry, and that’s when you need an all-purpose balm that you can use on your chapped lipped, cracked heels, and rough elbows. What I love about Balmond’s Skin Salvation is that it is 100% natural, a beeswax-based ointment that is gentle enough to be used around the eyes. It works for people prone to eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and other dry, itchy skin conditions. It is made with soothing chamomile and calendula, and it’s always in my bag.
4. A luxurious serum to make your home feel like a spa
We cannot make weekly trips to the spa, but it is possible to treat yourself like you are in the spa with Jurlique Nutri-Dense Supreme Rejuvenating Serum. One use and my skin feels plumper and more hydrated, with fewer lines. It’s made with Spilanthes Flower, Horseradish Root, and Snowflake extracts to help reduce the appearance of all signs of aging, so botox and fillers can wait.
5. Retinol that causes no redness and peeling
Winter is an excellent time to start using retinol as we spend less time out in the sun, which doesn’t go too well with retinol. Beverly Hills MD Activated Retinol Night Treatment has microencapsulated retinol, a revolutionary ultra-penetrative ingredient that targets signs of aging more effectively than ordinary retinol without drying or irritating the skin’s surface. It works while you sleep, so you wake up with brighter skin with fewer lines.
6. Retinol alternative for those who are pregnant or nursing
If you are pregnant or nursing and ready to add the benefits of retinol to your skincare routine but can’t use retinol, choose Essano’s Wrinkle Rescue. It has 1% bakuchiol, which works as well as retinol to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, help combat signs of aging, and help your skin look bright and beautiful.
7. One hair product that does it all!
If there is one thing I appreciate about products, that is how one product can do it all, and that’s why I am never without Redken’s One United Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray. It repairs damage, gives bouncy blowouts, acts as a leave-in-conditioner or a styling product, to name some of the 25 benefits. Plus, the smell of orange flowers and cedar smells terrific.
Whether it’s making your shower smell like the tropical islands or your bathroom like a spa, rewarding yourself with these little treats will only make you nicer and kinder to others. Plus, who doesn’t love waking up with the beautiful, natural glow and having hair that looks like it got a professional blowout? Enjoy the holidays, and don’t forget to treat yo’self!