wellness begins with the body...
I am not an expert on wellness, I am just a mama who wants to know better + do better. On this journey I have learned a few things that have opened my eyes to the importance of what we put in + on our bodies. It blows my mind the average amount of chemicals that most people unknowingly put on their bodies every single day. It's no wonder we are all suffering with dis-ease. Our daily choices add up over a lifetime, and every tiny decision we can make better will make an impact. I know I have alot of room for improvement myself in so many ways. Holistic wellness goes well beyond just the things we put in + on our body, from the ways in which we speak to ourselves, the nourishment we give our body through food, exercise, sun + rest, as well as tending to our emotional bodies + connections with others. But for now, we will start with the products we put on our skin every day...
Some of the most toxic things we put on our bodies are some of the things you would least expect, like our makeup, our shampoos (even the 'gentle' baby wash), our laundry detergent + dish soap, lotions + face washes, candles + air deodorizers, our oral care, and the list goes on. When exposed to these things, even if the chemical content is very little, bioaccumulation happens, which makes it harder for our bodies to break down + expel these chemicals from our bodies. Sadly, even many products labeled 'organic' or 'natural' are not quite as natural as we are led to believe. Go check out ewg.com (Environmental Working Group) + look up the ingredients in some of your products you use every day. You might be shocked! #knowbetterdobetter
The wonderful thing is that you don't have to ditch everything and only use Dr. Bronner's for everything (although you can!)... but many of us love our beauty products #raiseshand. I love all my products that make me feel pampered, but I don't want to pamper myself at the expense of my health #nothankyou. Luckily Young Living has us covered! From the yummiest smelling body butters, to face cleansing regimens to lush essential oil infused bath bombs. They also have us covered on all of our basics like toothpaste, deodorant, hand soap, shampoos + cleansers, and all the goodness we would ever need for our littles.
One of Young Living's newest lines is their Savvy Minerals makeup, which has quickly become hands down my favorite makeup. Unlike even the most well-known mineral makeup lines, every product is free from bismuth, talk, mineral oils, lead, parabens, phthalates, and will not clog your pores or cause skin irritation. It gives you beautiful coverage without looking 'cakey'. It has such a natural feel to it, which I love. There are several different color options to choose from + they carry everything you would need to cover your face... Foundations, Foundations Primers, Blushes, Eyeshadows, Bronzers, Mineral Veils, Multi-taskers for brows + eyeliner, Mascara, Lipsticks + Glosses, literally everything you need. They even have an amazing Mirah Oil Cleanser to remove all of your makeup effortlessly without stripping your skin of it's natural moisture. They got you covered.
full savvy face
You now have the option to join Young Living as a member with a Savvy Minerals makeup kit! They have 4 different color palette options to choose from and each come with a foundation, foundation brush, blush, 3 eyeshadows, misting setting spray, lip gloss and a bottle of lavender oil (great for skin + you can add a drop to your mascara). Just choose your Savvy kit when joining my tribe!