Winter is always rough, but 2020/2021 has been one for the books. Fewer people are leaving for work or school, which means we mamas don't even have those few free minutes we need to pull ourselves together. Our lips are dry as hell, our non-manicured nails are brittle and our feet are not even close to sandal ready. Yes we're home more than usual, but we are not alone. E-V-E-R.
While it feels like wellness has gone out the window, there are some products that can bring small doses of joy directly into our homes. These goodies fit in with your regular routine and can be relished in spare moments (whenever you have one). More importantly, these are feel good products that fit the "clean" bill.
While we can't take on Mother Nature's early sunsets or her enduring quest for total skin dehydration, we can at least inject a bit of wellness into winter. Here are 15 products that will glide us through the rest of the season right into a glorious, sunshine-filled spring.
We all need a face serum—all day every day. This new serum from Ingredients delivers a light hydration that's safe enough even for sensitive skin. Transparency is key for this brand: every ingredient is written right on the bottle and on the packaging. And unlike other brands, water is not the first ingredient. This is the real deal.
Since we love Native's deodorant, we're thrilled to dive into their newest line of shampoos and conditioners. There's Coconut & Vanilla (moisturizing), Almond & Shea Butter (strengthening) and Cucumber & Mint (volumizing) to choose from—all with full ingredient transparency right on the bottles.
This is a towel that fits, whether you're lounging near the tub or scooping up the laundry. This terrycloth towel snaps around the body to keep it in place and the hair turban stays put with a genius loop. Splurge on a new towel set, because anything this new, clean and white will take you back to spa days.
Finally, a refillable deodorant! This aluminum free product uses non-GMO cornstarch and baking soda to absorb wetness and keep skin dry. Coconut oil and shea butter moisturize and give a natural, fresh scent.
Need a serious face cream? We've found it. This rich, creamy formula reminds us of facials from days past. Don't let the kids near this jar; it's too precious to share.
It doesn't get any easier than this: just add a few drops of oil to the bath whenever you can get one. REN is known for their clean skincare and extraordinary ingredients. Let the oils do the work and you can enjoy the peace.
No matter how busy you are, a soothing warm up is always at the ready with this huggable heatbag. In less than a minute, you can be sitting on, with or near this jersey covered heating pad to soothe strained muscles or warm cold feet. You can freeze it, too, but let's save that for summer.
Everything hurts, we know. Your sore shoulders, neck, sides and knees are not giving you a break. This menthol-free, topical CBD cream gets right to the ache and moisturizes with sunflower, tea tree and avocado oils.
There's no wellness without sleep, and we'll do anything for restful sleep. A customized pillow is the place to start, especially one that matches your sleep position and your preferred pillow thickness. Hypo-allergenic, hypo-bacteriogenic and machine washable, you can try one for yourself and then order a few more for your partner and the kiddos (yes, they make kids pillows, too!).
While wellness and underwire should never be in the same sentence, comfort and wireless are what wellness is really about. This seamless, elastic-free bralette gives you all the support you'll need while working, or schooling, at home. We love the equally comfy hipster undies, too.
While this cream works wonders for eczema and dermatitis, we love it for our lizard-feeling hands and feet during the dry season. It's the only paraben-free hydrocortisone cream available in the US, so it's clean yet very effective.
A clean toothpaste that tastes good, is infused with vitamins and looks amazing on the bathroom counter. Yes, please! All you have to do is decide if you want Remarkably Pure or Fully Charged and you're set for 6 months' worth of sparkling teeth.
If it comes from bees, it must mean wellness. This kit (use it for travel or to stash in your bathroom) comes with Beekeeper's Naturals coveted Propolis throat spray, a jar of B.Powered Honey, and their B.LXR Brain Fuel. Use each one and you'll thank us later.
Even if you can't get in a bath—a nice, steamy, solitary shower is a must for all moms in order to feel sane. Esker's soft, lathering formula has aloe leaf juice, rosehip oil, jojoba and chamomile for a spa-like scent that gives you a momentary reprieve.
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