(Above: Artist Pepe Villegas)
Last night following my usual 'espiritista' Thursday meetings - as I lovingly call my spiritual posse gatherings, The Waking Circle - with some amazing guys, in Chelsea ;-), the subject of dry skin came up. And, of course, I gave my best advice for the Fall/Winter season already making our skin drier and itchy.
Organic Coconut Oil
RIGHT AFTER TAKING A SHOWER/BATH, while your skin is still damp, smother it with some *organic coconut oil. The coconut oil will sink into your skin right away unlike anything with artificial petroleum based oils. You neither be putting on any parabens or weird ingredients that may be absorbed through your skin making you more toxic.
For the first fifteen minutes after application your olfactory receptors will take you to some exotic Caribbean destination. Not a bad idea for a body lotion that works as aroma-visualizing-therapy in the dread of winter. It won't interfere with any other colonias or fragrance that you might like to apply afterwards. You know I wouldn't let anything interfere with my Acqua Di Parma's 'Colonia', it works perfectly.
1. Place the coconut oil in an area that's room temperature so it won't harden. Keep it away from the heat/sun.
2. For the bathroom, buy a squirt/pump bottle for easy dispense. It also keeps your fingers from touching the main jar, thus avoiding any bacteria and other junk from transferring to the main container. It also looks prettier ;-)
I know you will love this oil/lotion for your skin, it feels delicious. Give me your feedback.
Bigelow's Mentha Lip Balm
For my lips? I would not trade my *'Bigelow's Mentha Lip Balm Stick (No Shine Formula)' for anything. It doesn't feel heavy on the lips. It's not shinny. It smells good!. It's kissable too.
For those that don't have a Bigelow's nearby, *Bath and Bodyworks also carries it.
Little beautiful things.
*follow the product links above in blue.