How to Make January Bearable

a solid nontoxic skincare lineup

Oh, the winter doldrums.  For many, this is the hardest part of the year.  Cleansing, organizing, and harsh temps without a holiday in sight can make anyone feel a little desperate.  I have a few remedies for you.  First of all, True Botanicals is offering a rare (and really good) GWP right now.  Now through Sunday, January 28 at 11:59pm PST purchases of $175+ receive a complimentary Pre Cleanse Oil ($48 value) with code PRECLEANSE.  Purchases of $300+ receive a complementary Resurfacing Moisture Mask ($90) value with code MOISTUREMASK.  I’ve review the Resurfacing Moisture Mask here, and the Pre Cleanse Oil here.  The mask is totally saving my life right now.  Even though I use it all year long, this is my absolute favorite mask during cold, dry months when the heat is blasting; it’s an absolute must for all skin types and all ages (unless you have very sensitive skin).  It hydrates, brightens skin, unclogs pores, softens fine lines, and digests dead skin cells all while leaving you looking 100% glowing.  It can’t be beat.

aromatherapy blends that work

One of my favorite gifts that I received over the holidays was from my Insta-friend, Sophie Assa.  Roseview, her blog and her little aromatherapy shop are total gems.  Sophie sent me some of her aromatherapy roll-on blends, which are all really beautiful, and they work!  Annabel has been using Lullaby, and calls it her bedtime perfume.  Wild Child is great for overstimulated, overtired children who are melting down, and Calm and Immunity have been on constant rotation around here.

the best nontoxic hand creams

A product that I literally don’t leave home without in the winter is Weleda Skin Food.  I have a tube in my handbag, my bathroom drawer, my nightstand drawer and next to the kitchen sink.  It is, hands down, the best hand cream I have ever used. I use it on my feet sometimes, too.  Slather it on and pull on a pair of wool socks before bed.  You’ll wake up with baby feet.

the best nontoxic lip balms

Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm is my work horse daily lip balm.  It just works.  If your lips are so dry that they’ve become flaky, start with their Rose Diamond Lip Exfoliator.  Just rub it on with your finger; it’s so easy and it works perfectly.  I also like their Luxury Lip Balm V.2, which is the same formula as the original in a stick application; I carry that one in my bag so I don’t have to use my fingers while out in public (I’m a germaphobe).  And, if you want to take it up notch, Henné Organics’ Luxury Lip Tint is like a lipstick and lip balm in one.  My favorite color is Bare, naturally.  🙂  (Remember to use my personal discount, BB10 at LeVert Beauty for 10% off.)

Stay warm!