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Product I Can’t Live Without in Winter…but wish I could.

12 Dec

Chicago is freaking FREEZING right now.  Which means everyone’s heat is set to “Tropical” and means my poor skin is super dry.

Like as in, so dry that I’m super itchy and am scratching myself raw while sleeping.  No lotion I own is helping and its been over a week.  So this means it’s that time of the year that I make my trip to the LUSH store.  Woe is me.  😛

The only thing that has ever helped me survive Winter is Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.  It smells amazing (like roses) and it seriously makes my skin feel amazing and stops all the itching.  The problem – it’s $33 a 7.9oz Tub.  [LUSH has free shipping on everything until the end of the day, so act fast.]


Here is the story:  LUSH product inventor Rowena made this decadent, rose-scented shower ‘lotion’. She noticed how much she liked the sultry soft feeling hair conditioner gives her hair, so she thought how nice it would be if she could have the same feeling for the body too. With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don’t say so ourselves!). After washing up, slather yourself all over with this new invention. Rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin.

An amazing way to use this product is to slather yourself with it before you take a bath and just soak away while it repairs your skin.

You can also use it to shave with…if you are rich.

What are your go-to Winter products?


Natural cold remedies and tips!

11 Oct

I am sick right now, and this goodie popped into my email today.  I haven’t heard of any of these products before,  but I am really intrigued!

All this info came from

KUSMI Ginger Lemon Tea
Our LA store manager Katherine relies on ginger for all her healing needs. And lemon is uber-cleansing!

Florame Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil is known for its powerful pulmonary decongestant properties. To help fight chest infections and colds, blend 3 drops with 5ml of an organic jojoba oil and massage into your chest twice daily.

Urban Moonshine Immune Tonic
Strengthen your immune system with these herbal magicians: astragalus, eleuthero, maitake, red reishi & ginger!

CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer
You can cough into your elbow and avoid public door knobs at all costs, but why not go the extra mile by eliminating germs on the go?

Virus Zero Portable Air Sterilizer
Sterilize the air in your bedroom, office or car (it comes with an adapter)! Bacteria, viruses, allergens, mold, smoke and volatile organic compounds don’t stand a chance against this sterilizer.

Now is the time to consume even more antioxidants and nutrients — so your body stays well nourished and happy.
Try incorporating a smoothie every day packed with 1 cup spinach, 1 cup kale,  1 cup blueberries, 1 banana, 1 cup almond/coconut milk and 2 tbsp ground flax seeds.