Recently I was asked what my word for 2021 is. It didn’t take me long to answer…My word for 2021 (and beyond) is Sustain. I really felt like it was such a great word to describe what my goals were to approaching consumerism, the environment, family, friends, etc…We all went through a lot of s**t in 2020! 2021 isn’t perfect either, but we are doing our best to stay safe, and trying to adjust our ways to keep something like this from happening again.
This year I have put a big focus on leaving less of a footprint on the Earth. Am I perfect? Heck no! But every time I make a conscious decision to buy something or work with a brand that makes less waste, I feel like the Mother Nature is sprinkling me with a little bit of positive vibes ✨ Keep reading to learn about the brand Nourish Natural Soap Co. and some of the goodies they carry to help you on your path to leading a sustainable, less waste lifestyle 💚
Created in 2017 by Sage Feighan as a creative outlet, Nourish Natural Soap Co. quickly became more than just a hobby 😍 She shared her passion for cold pressed soaps and scent combinations with her fiance, family and friends, and with the immediate feedback, encouragement and support, Nourish Natural Soap Co. was born! Handcrafted locally in Beacon, NY, Sage’s hometown, Nourish now carries 15 different soaps and scrubs that make living the zero waste life so worth it!
One of the first bars that I decided to try from my bundle of goodies from Nourish Natural Soap Co. was their Soothing Hungarian Lavender Soap. This bar has the most beautiful level of lavender scent…not too strong, not too faint. Lavender also has a ton of amazing benefits: helps calm anxiety, insomnia, and headaches, delivers anti-inflammatory healing, fights acne, and provides overall soothing benefits. The bar’s formulation also helps enhance skin’s radiance, stimulates natural collagen production, and helps protect against premature aging 💜
Their Geranium & Kombucha Soap Bar was probably the one that intrigued me the most! I have become a huge fan of Kombucha as a skincare ingredient…I won’t go off on a tangent, but trust me…you want to check it out! I only have one thing I would change about this bar, and that is the size…That was an easy fix for me as I just take a large knife and split it in half for easier use. On the bright side, now I have two bars!
Geranium oil has been a historically significant ingredient in skincare going back to ancient Egypt. Known for promoting beautiful skin, geranium oil has the astringent power to minimize the look of wrinkles, as it tightens and slows down the signs of aging. It has also been known as a potent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient to help prevent acne breakouts, relieve inflammation, even out skin tone, and encourage new cell growth.
Kombucha, or fermented tea, can actually help protect skin against damaging environmental factors, such as pollution and free radicals. Vitamins C, B2, B6 and B12, are also quite abundant in kombucha, which help to build a glowing complexion, leave skin smoother and more protected.
Next up is their Oatmeal & Coffee Exfoliating Bar…At first I was like ok, oatmeal and coffee, been there done that. This bar is sooo wonderful! This is another one where it was a huge bar so I split it lengthwise and put one away for later use…I love how I can multiply my goodies so easily LOL! This is not just a coffee on the outside kind of soap bar. This baby has coffee throughout the entire thing. I love the way my skin feels after using it…super smooth and refreshed…and sometimes I even like to follow it up with the lavender or geranium bar to amp up my personal spa experience 😉
The caffeine in the coffee is what I would venture to say is the star of the show. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, helping diminish swelling and redness and it helps brighten the skin by providing protection against dull-skin causing bacteria. Coffee is also rich in antioxidant properties that help to reduce skin damage due to UV rays and fight free radicals.
Oatmeal isn’t too far from the spotlight either! I remember when my babies had a diaper rash, it was an oatmeal bath to the rescue. It does have some great skincare benefits…absorbing excess oil, treating acne, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to heal dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contain saponins, compounds that act as natural cleansers, removing dirt and oil that clog pores and exfoliate the skin 🧼
If you are interested in something more exhilarating, with more zest and zing, check out the Rosemary Mint Soap 🌿 This baby is the best wake me up! The rosemary is super refreshing, helps enhance mental clarity, improve memory, and my favorite, reduce stress lol. It actually also helps to hydrate the skin, as well as, having antibacterial and antiseptic properties which are great for issues with acne or eczema.
Mint also helps to provide a nice energy buzz! With anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, this is another great ingredient for acne and blemishes. It also acts as a mild astringent to help with evening skin tone, clearing dead skin cells, removing dirt and tightening pores. Say hello to smoother, softer, more supple skin 💗
Recently I had a really long, stressful day. I came home, turned the shower on nice and hot, and stepped in with this shower steamer. I got under the shower, letting the hot water run over me, and I just breathed in pure relaxation. The Spearmint, Clary Sage and Ginseng Shower Steamer was THE thing I needed to help me unwind from the stress. Plus, it definitely helps to clear up any congestion, so it is perfect for any sick, stuffy days too!
The sweet, minty scent of spearmint helps to uplift and balance the mood, which helps to enhance focus and positivity. Clary sage helps to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and calm the mind. Now I know why I love saging my house all the time! I’m not just clearing out negative energy! I am also clearing out any negative thoughts in my mind 😉 Ginseng also helps to enhance mood and reduce mental fatigue. This steamer may be small but it is packed with mental health benefits too! They also carry a lavender and tea tree one that sounds oh so beautiful!
I have also taken a few extra moments and perused the Nourish Natural Soap Co. website, and I must say…I have a few goodies on my wish list 😍 They have some amazingly unique combinations to turn a mere shower or bath into a spa oasis. The Elegant Orchid soap bar sounds magical with jasmine flowers, and the Orange and Tumeric with CBD soap bar sounds enchanting with banana milk and chamomile buds.
I would love to know what else the brand has up their sleeve in terms of new products! I have my hopes set on them incorporating shampoo and conditioning bars into their product line up, as that is such a great way to incorporate more zero/low waste products into my self care routines!
I hope you check out Nourish Natural Soap Co. for yourself on their website and social media!
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