What's on my vanity, tucked in my purse (or diaper bag!) and stocking my bathroom cabinet this season? Here are the natural and organic products that have become my absolute favorites for springtime beauty...
After a really difficult recovery from childbirth, I joked that I needed to drench myself in this ‘Body Repair’ oil, head to toe. It may not be a cure-all, but It did turn out to be lovely for my postpartum skin, with its mix of rich an revitalizing rose hip, macadamia, sweet almond, sacha inchi and argan oils, plus vitamin E. Its scent is a sophisticated bouquet of highly fragrant essential oils, from jasmine to frangipani and mandarin.
This has been another postpartum favorite— a luxurious candle with a super cozy, relaxing and surprisingly sensual fragrance blended from vanilla and sandalwood. The most important part, of course is that the fragrance is natural and the wick clean-burning. You won't find any synthetic scents, paraffin wax, smoke or toxins coming from these candles, as the packaging reminds you— only vegetable wax and essential oils.
I love the concept of this brush, an innovative and eco-friendly tool that was designed to be used on wet or dry hair. Because, let's face it, I do brush wet hair sometimes and I hate feeling guilty about it! When I'm traveling I just toss this brush in my suitcase and forget the comb— one less thing to worry about. It also feels great on my scalp, thanks to its unique bristles (called IntelliFlex) that are super-bendable when you brush, but much firmer when you press down on them directly. The Earth Collection versions are made with natural bamboo.
This serum smells beautiful (no synthetic fragrance, of course) and uses natural ingredients recommended by Chinese Medicine to strengthen and nourish hair from scalp to ends. It contains bamboo and vitamin B-5 to fortify hair, tamanu oil and hemp to reduce inflammation, and garlic for hair growth (but don't worry, it's the lovely monoi oil and gardenia that you'll smell when you toss your healthy hair from side to side). I love to apply it after blowdrying for extra shine and protection.
Antonym Cosmetics Vegan Makeup Brushes, $8 to $30
I'm guilty of using my fingers to apply 99% of my makeup. But since I branched out to this beautiful line of vegan brushes, I'm rethinking my routine. The bristles on Antonym brushes are synthetic, yet super silky, and they do a wonderful job of applying everything from mineral foundation to eyeliner. The bamboo handles not only look great on my vanity, they're natural and sustainable. Each brush is a mini investment, but promises great performance!