This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.
After I started caring about which foods went in my body, it was only natural to consider all things applied on my body as well.
Lathering up with harsh chemicals, fake colors and man-made fragrance now seemed about as appealing as eating cardboard…
Living a healthy lifestyle, we should take all habits and tendencies into account. I’m not talking about the spoonfuls of almond butter you slather on everything (totally normal), or the amount of times you’ve let an avocado go bad (totally normal too), I’m talking Natural Body Care and what you slather on that gorg skin of yours. Our skin absorbs everything from body wash, lotions and sunscreens to toothpaste, makeup and hair products.
After all, skin is our biggest organ.
There’s a saying that floats around, “If you wouldn’t eat it then don’t apply it on your skin”. While that may be a tad bit extreme because there are plenty of safe products I wouldn’t want to eat (like deodorant, lotion and pretty much every product… ?), I think it provides a fair baseline to go off of. You get the idea. If you’ve been reading this blog for longer than 5 minutes, you know I advocate studying ingredient lists for all foods; same goes for body and beauty products!
If I refuse to eat artificial colors, flavors and weird additives, why would I let my skin absorb those things?
Nature is powerful and provides us with nourishing botanicals that benefit our skin while also being gentle, which brings me to a new cleansing line from Tom’s of Maine Website. They’ve re-vamped their old fragrances (Daily Moisture, Deodorant, Sensitive, and Relaxing) to new versions containing ingredients derived entirely from plant sources with fragrances like:
- Lavender Tea Tree (with raw shea butter)
- Creamy Coconut (with virgin coconut oil)
- Orange Blossom (with moroccan argan oil)
- Fragrance-Free for Sensitive Skin (with aloe vera; exclusive to Target only!)
Honestly, I was excited to pick up Tom’s of Maine at Target because it gave me an excuse to make a “quick” stop there… its like everything in Target screams “You want this, but you don’t need this, but oh wait, you do” and just like that, 2 hours and $100 vanishes on a dog costume, a graphic tee, a new bathing suit, a candle, gum, almond milk and body wash.
Since I’m a total sucker for coconut anything, my fave scent is the Creamy Coconut, obviously. Mostly because it brings up memories and smells of hot summer days, but also because of the super moisturizing virgin coconut oil, which is natures perfect gift.
The Lavender Tea Tree has a special place in my heart as well because tea tree oil helps fight off breakouts that I tend to get where my sports bra straps lie…. and I can’t have any of that. Plus, it’s perfect for when I shower before bed because lavender basically puts me to sleep.
All versions come in body wash and bar form, made without parabens, sulfates or artificial fragrances. They are never tested on animals and contain no animal ingredients! One benefit of the new bar soap is the more sustainable packaging, plus 25% more soap per bar. They are are triple milled and precisely formulated to be gentle on skin while maintaining skin’s natural moisture. Not to mention, they continue to feature Rainforest Alliance Certified palm oil!
All packaging is 100% recyclable and 10% of Tom’s of Maine profits go back to supporting people and the planet.
We’re lucky, right?! Affordable options such as these are so readily available to us ($6.99 for the body wash and $3.99 for the bar soap, just to be exact). Put your money towards companies that actually care about your health and well-being. Your dollar counts and makes a difference, my love.
P.S If you guys are as obsessed with Target’s cartwheel app as much as I am, then you will appreciate this Cartwheel Offer of 20% off through Cartwheel 2/12-3/12.