My summer-secrets for the boudoir are so simple. It takes very little time in the bathroom and even less space in your travel bag! I’ve been in the water ALL summer, from morning to night, in both mountain rivers and island seas. The salt, sun & chlorine has tried its best to do a number on my skin and hair. But, with a few simple steps, I’ve staid super soft, hydrated and in the best shape of my adult life.
Everything I use is with out chemicals. There is absolutely no need for them – and we all know they do more harm for the body than good. I’m maniacal about avoiding sulfur laurel sulfates (SLS), which crack, dry out, and damage both skin and hair.
Here’s my top summer choices:
1.Luxury Body Wash in GERANIUM ROSE (GEORGIA By G & Company)
Although this is a body wash, who says you can’t multi-use it? It’s all natural so when I travel I use it on my face as a gentle cleanser. It keeps my routine super simple. I can spend less time in the bathroom and more time out exploring. I literally traveled to Ghana, West Africa, with only 2 beauty items, and this was one of them! For the summer, it serves me well.
2.Gold Luxury Skin Cream in GERANIUM ROSE (GEORGIA By G & Company)
GENIUS. I use the Citrus on my son and it helps with his eczema. A couple of dabs on kinky hair and it’s the perfect leave-in. We all use it after a long day in the sun to help replenish the skin after a day of intense elements (it has great essential oils). I’ve been using it all over, just a few minutes before getting dressed each morning. This is my absolute must have from our entire line. (FYI, I’m obsessed with the Geranium Rose.)
3.Rosemary Shampoo (& Conditioner)
I made this for people who travel often. It’s a natural and simple shampoo. We removed all SLS, so it’s gentle yet it doesn’t leave a heavy residue. Hair will be free from salt, sand, dirt, lotions – all the stuff you don’t want! Between Brooklyn, the Vineyard and PA, my water and climates have changed dramatically…I needed some serious TLC. Perfect for kinky to straight hair, truthfully. Perfect for either daily or weekly washing, you decide. Exactly what I needed for my weekend (or overseas) jaunts.
5.Wooden Brush (GEORGIA By G & Company)
We’re totally TeamCurly in my house. From wavy all the way to kinky. BEAUTIFUL, however…washing and detangling the tresses can take me hours. News flash, I found that the best type of brush for our hair when it’s wet is this wooden flexible brush we made. It bends and moves so there is less breakage, less pain and less time waisted. The bonus – you can take it in the shower!
4.Max and Me body oil (Queen of the Elves)
Although I LOVE my own line, using the same product all the time is like eating your favorite vegetable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our bodies crave variety. It’s not only the spice of life, it’s essential for good health. This summer I mixed in a new brand of body oils that not only nourish my skin but energizes my soul. The organic ingredients are cold pressed to preserve all the benefits, the oils are hand blended AND the highly vibrant properties of the plants have a brightening effect on our chakras. No joke. Looking good isfeeling good!