I cannot believe that today is already Friday! I am really enjoying this month, and I cannot believe how fast it is flying by. This week has been somewhat rainy, so I haven’t been able to shoot as many fashion looks as I’d like. I decided to put together a little ‘Friday Favorites’ of my favorite “green” products right now. I try and stay as nontoxic as possible with the products that we use, but in my search to find the ones best suited to my needs, I’ve had to test out a TON! I’ve got five things I’ve been using constantly listed below:
1. Zoe Organics – Mama’s Ritual Aromatherapy Oil
We use most of the Zoe Organics products (I’ve added a lot more to my collection now that they are all available at Target!) for ourselves and the kids, so this essential oil roll on was a no brainer for me. I am an essential oil junkie, and when I saw this roller ball, I knew I needed to try it. This blend of essential oils is a perfect blend to relieve stress and anxiety and lift my mood after a long hard day. I like to apply it as my perfume on my pressure points and under my nose for deeper inhalation.
2. Shop Conscious Beauty – Ecobrow Marilyn and defining brush
My eyebrows are always a constant work zone. I’m trying to undo years of over plucking and waxing without looking like I used a Sharpie when I do try and fill them in. Shop Conscious Beauty is one of my absolute favorite green beauty shops to get my products from! Every product in their store has been tested for them so you know they are amazing! I use the defining brush to brush my brows into place and then dip the other end into the tinted wax and go to work on my brows. I really like this product because it doesnt smudge. This is a requirement for any product that would normally sweat down my face in the South Carolina humidity.
3. Skin-Eez Skincarewear – miracle toning capri leggings
I’ve only worn my leggings a few times, but, oh my word, these are the cat’s meow! I absolutely love a silky pair of leggings and these are the softest of the softest. I wish I could make my sheets out of these things. These leggings are semi-compressed to help soothe, smooth and moisturize your skin. They are not uncomfortable and move with your body. They feel as if I am wearing nothing, and they are infused with Retinol, Red Algae Extract, Shea Butter, apricot oil, and vitamins A and E so they leave my legs silky smooth. I have worn them to do yoga and also worn them with a tank and kimono to grab lunch with Derrek. I see myself buying more of these so I can wear them to sleep every night!
4. Glass Dharma – glass drinking straws
There are enough plastic straws produced annually to fill 46,000 school buses. Plastic is overflowing our world, and it’s only becoming more and more intense as the years progress. By switching to glass straws, I am reducing my family’s carbon footprint and reducing the toxic chemicals that I come into contact with from plastic. Glass doesn’t leak toxins into my food, and every time we use one, that’s one less plastic straw in a landfill. My absolute favorite are the beautiful bend straws. I use them in the mornings with my smoothies.
5. Mumsies Natural – stretch mark relief
I got this product a while back, and I used it a few months before I decided to take the plunge and write about it. I am so addicted to this product; it’s ridiculous. This stretch mark oil helps revive skin cells, improves elasticity, encourages healing and protects against future skin damage. I had stretch marks from gaining so much weight in college, and loosing all of the weight makes me very insecure because I can see the marks so clearly. I have them on my hips and inner thighs, but after using this stretch mark relief oil I can see a dramatic difference in the quality of my skin. It’s tighter and has a glow! I highly recommend this oil for everyone’s skin. You can buy this product locally at any Walmart location.
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