Self Care with TruSelf Organics

 

The average US woman exposes herself to over 150 different chemicals through her personal care/beauty products each day. In the United States, there are almost 13,000 chemicals used in cosmetics, and only about 10 percent have been evaluated for safety.” 

It is so easy to just hop in bed at the end of a long day without going through a long self care regimen. I found it hard to get motivated to remove my make up, wash my face, apply moisturizer and whatever else is needed to not look like a mom who doesn’t get any sleep lol. But I have recently found that motivation and the answer is… fall in love with the products you are using!

For Christmas, my husband purchased me the TruSelf Organics “Ultimate Clear Skin Kit”  which has turned out to be one of my most cherished gifts I have ever received. I really had no idea how much I could love a  product line. After using it for just a few days I was already noticing a huge difference in my skins appearance and the way it felt. My sister was in town for the holidays so of course we did face masks together and she also tried out  the face wash and moisturizer. She was just as impressed as I was. She has always had issues with her skin and while I never did as a teen, I have recently been battling break outs and dry skin as an adult.

Fast forward about two weeks and I was still just as excited to wash my face as I had been when I first opened the package. I honestly look forward to my morning and nighttime routine everyday. So I wrote to the company to express how impressed I was. They were so kind and generous in their response. They offered to send me their hair care to try as well as a discount code for my readers and followers!! (which I will leave down below.)

This kit came with a face wash, moisturizer, clay mask and the cutest bamboo utensils. All of which are vegan and cruelty-free! The mission, at TruSelf, is to promote self love as well as self care. The company was started in 2013 but a yogi mama with a passion for all natural, organic beauty products. She spent a lot of time researching and studying the negative effects harmful chemicals that are put into our products have on our mind, body and soul.

Clear Skin Foaming Cleanser: Not only am I impressed by the small ingredients list but nothing has ever left my skin feeling more clean. It really feels like there is nothing left on my skin, clogging my pores. Ingredients: Water, Organic Saponified Coconut Oil, Organic Saponified Olive Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rosemary Extract, Organic Shea Butter, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Guar Gum, Lemon Essential Oil, Citric Acid.  I love the smell of tea tree so this face wash is what dreams are made of for me.  Benefits: Kills Bacteria, Clears and Fights Blemishes, Retains Moisture and Preserves Skins’ Natural Oils, Prevents Wrinkles and Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines, Good for all Skin Types

Detoxifying Mask: I feel like this mask has helped my skin so much. I was experiencing breaks out, dry skin, my pores looked huge and, of course, wrinkles are now a thing! My face has felt much smoother and just over all in much better shape since using this mask at least once a week since receiving  it. Also, it does hurt to have the adorable bamboo utensils to mix it in and I never new how much I needed a brush to apply a face mask until owning one.  Ingredients: Calcium Bentonite Clay, White Kaolin Clay, Rose Kaolin Clay, Moroccan Red Clay, Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Dead Sea Clay, Epsom Salt, White Willow Bark Extract. Benefits: Minimizes Pores,Reduces Scars and Discoloration, Acne-Fighting Ingredients, Formulated for all Skin Types (Both Women and Men), Prevents and Diminishes Wrinkles.

Ocean Mineral Moisturizer: When I first opened this moisturizer it looked super thick and heavy and I wasn’t sure if I was going to love it. Turns out it is actually super light weight. It leaves your skin feeling nourished and hydrated without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin. There is no scent so it really just feels and smells clean. Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Water, Hyaluronic acid, Organic Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Sea Water Extract, Organic Green Tea Extract, Yarrow Extract, Irish Moss Extract, Spirulina Extract, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Dandelion Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. Benefits: Formulated for Dry/Combo Skin to Promote Skin’s Natural Moisture, Lightweight, Yet Hydrating, Offers Natural UV Protection (SPF 6), Contains Anti-Aging Properties, Stimulates Skin Cell Renewal and Collagen Production.

Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner: If you have been following me for awhile then you will know the issues I have with my hair due to my auto immune disease. From being so malnourished my hair is thin, brittle and falls out by the handful. I am alway looking for pure and natural hair care to help in restoring my hair to even half of what it used to be. When Truself sent me this hair bundle I was not only excited but so appreciative. The ingredients lists on both products is small yet powerful and felt confident that I would love it.. and I  do! I haven’t been using it long but my hair feels soft and hydrated which I haven’t seen in a very long time. I am looking forward to the results I am undoubtedly going to experience as I continue using these products. Ingredients: Shampoo – Marigold (Calendula Officialis), Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa), Nettle Leaf (Urtica Diotica), Rosemary (Rosemary Officialis), Olive Oil, Coco Betain, Vegetable Glycerine, Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), Vitamin B5, Grapefruit (Citris Grandis), Tangerine (Citris Reticulate), Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata). Conditioner – Marigold (Calendula Officialis), Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa), Nettle Leaf (Urtica Diotica), Rosemary (Rosemary Officialis), Olive Oil, Coco Betain, Vegetable Glycerine, Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Grapefruit (Citris Grandis), Tangerine (Citris Reticulate), Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata), Oatmeal Protein. Benefits: Revitalizes Dry and Damaged Hair, Moisturizes Without Residue, Controls Frizz and Flyaways, Stimulates Hair Growth, Safe for Colored-Treated Hair

I think its safe to say that I wont be switching my self care routine any time soon. As much as I love trying new things, I am pretty loyal once I find something that I truly love and can tell works!!I have found that I feel so much better inside and out when I am taking care of myself and have a good self care routine in place.  If you guys want to try anything from TruSelf Organics you can use code Brittany30 for 30% of on your purchase!! Just go to their WEBSITE !!

Weekend Chronicles: Adventure for Healing

We have always been firm believers in nature aiding in the healing process. No matter what we have going on, the answer always seems to be “Lets take a drive.” Fresh air and a change of scenery can make all the difference when sick. In fact, its been proven that being out in nature boosts your immune system as well as your spirits and lets face it, those two go hand in hand.

So once we were through the pain and over all hell that arrived in the form of a stomach bug and took over our entire house, we hit the road! Not too far. Just a 45 minute drive from our house brought us to the snow we have been longing for all winter and a renewed sense of well being. This is a place we frequently visit in the spring and summer as it is the home of my favorite campground as well as this adorable lodge with attached mercantile and restaurant. Cabins line the road on both sides that eventually opens to a beautiful lake. Just as my husband had hoped, the lake was  frozen and the kids were ecstatic. How cool is it to walk on water!! They even came across some open fishing holes and were able to look down below the ice, hoping to see fish of course.

White was all we saw for miles. It was peaceful, refreshing and exactly what we needed. Not to mention that there is no cell service in this area which kind of adds to the appeal for me. We snapped photos, ate the candy we had purchased from the mercantile and played in the snow until we were frozen. Seat heaters came in handy on the way home 😉

 

Get outside!! Take a drive and never stop exploring!!