"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer" - Albert Camus
I used to say I loved winter; growing up in south eastern North Carolina, the summers are hot and incredibly humid, and the winters are mild. Winter was a time for warm sweaters, hot tea, and the occasional pair of mittens.
But after my first Canadian winter, I have changed my mind. Winter is nice, snow is pretty, but that is the extent of my love for Winter.
I miss the sun so much, I probably sound a little obsessed. To cope, I have discovered five green beauty products that remind me of the summer. They bring me back to all of the things I love, despite the horrible amount of snow outside my window.
Polishing Body Scrub // Yes to Coconuts
This is a wonderfully affordable body scrub that's incredibly gentle. The coconut scent and salt exfoliant work together to remove dead skin cells and remind you of long summer days.
Clementine Ginger Energizing Body Lotion // Andalou Naturals
I've never been a fan of body lotions because they're never hydrating enough. But Andalou has completely changed my mind. Their GMO free, green beauty line up is filled with hydrating and nourishing products. Their lotions come in lots of different scents so there is bound to be one you'll love.
This is my favourite scent - it's nice and citrusy with a hint of soothing ginger. It's definitely energizing, which is perfect when you're feeling a bit tired and run down.
Unscented Shea Butter // Every Day Shea + Tangerine Essential Oil //
Shea Butter is so hydrating and nourishing so it's perfect when the temperature drops. But it's not the most beautifully scented product. My friend actually loathes the scent of Shea butter. So I like to add essential oils to help.
Tangerine or Lemon are perfect for adding a citrus twist to your body butters. Your skin still gets the hydration it needs, and you get to be reminded of iced lemonade on a hot sunny day.
Coconut Body Mist // The Body Shop
I'm not a huge fan of body mists because I find they don't last very long. But they're absolutely perfect when you need a little scented pick me up.
I love spraying this after a bath or shower or before bed. It helps me to unwind and relax. The coconut scent is perfect when you want a scent that reminds you of the good ol' Summer days.
What green beauty products are you reaching for this Winter?
Until next time,