As another year ends and we head into the heart of our very hot and dry Australian Summer we have pulled together our top 10 self-care products that will help you to take care of YOU by nurturing your skin, body and soul. Some of these products will also make beautiful gifts for your family and friends or a gift to yourself, this Christmas.
1. Natural Sunscreen
Natural sunscreens use minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide a physical barrier to help protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
Unlike mainstream sunscreens which use chemicals to absorb these UV rays.
Jack N Jill Natural Sunscreen for babies and kids contains soothing Chamomile and Calendula, is 3 hours water resistant and has an SPF of 30.
Eco by Sonya Natural Sunscreen rubs in really easily, has an SPF of 30 and contains Organic Green Tea, Rose Hip and Vitamin E.
For those who like something a bit stronger the Ethical Zinc, rocking an SPF 50+, is pure zinc oxide.
We also love that they are all made in Australia!
2. After Sun-Care
Even with the best sunscreen there are going to be times we get a little unplanned sun exposure.
On these days, or just after a day at the beach, we love to give our skin a good misting with the Eco by Sonya Driver Super Fruit Toner followed by a lathering of the Eco by Sonya Driver Coconut Body Milk.
They both contain Aloe Vera so they are both cooling and deeply hydrating for sun-kissed skin.
3. Epsom Salts
Nothing beats ending a busy day with a long soak in the bath…mmm bliss!
The EpZEN Premium Magnesium Bath Crystals in Relax contain the highest grade of Magnesium sulphate, also known as Epsom Salts, blended with the pure essential oils of Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium, Frankincense and May Chang.
Epsom salts work to relax and revive the muscles and are wonderful for treating general aches and pains, particularly after physical activity.
4. Massage Oil
After a soak in the bath we love to apply this beautiful Zen Time Body Oil by RAWW.
It is a relaxing body treatment oil combining the soothing and calming properties of Frankincense, Cedarwood, Patchouli and Myrrh to soothe the senses, ease stress and still the mind.
It has a warm, earthy aroma with a sweet and woody undertone that is grounding for the soul.
5. Herbal Tea
Making a ritual with tea is a wonderful way to nourish your soul, take time out for you and to share this moment with a friend.
Our very own Relaxing Passionflower Tea is a beautiful blend of Passionflower, Chamomile flowers, Oats straw and hops.
Sip on a cup before bed and you will feel the worries of the day drift away.
The Fusion Health Magnesium Advanced supplement is a favourite of ours for two reasons.
1. Magnesium is great for a range of conditions including muscle cramps, sleeplessness, anxiety and for maintaining bone and cardiovascular health.
2. It combines four forms of magnesium, including Optichel MG (magnesium glycinate), which is easily absorbed and gentle on the stomach.
The Springfields Ultrasonic Diffuser retains the integrity and purity of essential oils by using ultra sonic vibration, rather than heat, to dispense the therapeutic and ambient benefits of aromatherapy.
Springfields Ultrasonic Diffuser is a safe, easy way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. It stays cool to the touch, so it is safe for the entire family, and suitable for use in children’s bedrooms.
We have a beautiful range of essential oils including starter kits to accompany the diffuser.
8. Glow from the inside out
So there has been a lot of hype about Collagen powders of late but we can personally testify for this little beauty!
The Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty™ with VERISOL®, is a natural formulation to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, increase skin hydration and elasticity, and support healthy hair & nails. What makes it stand out from the others is it is a pure type I and type III sustainably sourced collagen that fully dissolves in hot or cold liquid whilst maintaining its benefits.
Add it to your daily smoothie and you will soon start noticing the difference in your skin, hair and nails.
9. Rescue Remedy
We think the Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is a little gem in the world of self-care products. Made from wild flowers it is an effective, yet safe and gentle product for all ages.
When you notice tension rising, or you might be feeling nervous before a big event, just a few drops on the tongue will help you to relax, get focused and feel calm.
It comes in a small bottle perfect for your purse, make-up bag, backpack or office.
When all else fails reach for the chocolate! But not just any chocolate.
Our favourite is the Bennetto Natural Foods Co. Intense Dark. This vibrant, pure dark chocolate is made with 75% ground Peruvian cocoa beans.
Its chocolate to feel good about – organic, Fairtrade, vegan, carbon neutral and made with simple ingredients!