Sharing my best mother’s day gifts 2019 with you on the blog. Finding the perfect gift for your mom can seem daunting. Trust me, I’ve been there. Why are moms so hard to buy for at times? I can’t get by with a colored picture anymore. 🙂
So I rounded out my favorite natural gifts for moms. Maybe your mom isn’t into natural living, well this is the perfect time to get I want all of Baleen’s jewelry! So chic!
her interest peaked. I’ve found getting my mom natural gifts is a great way to introduce her to something she may not have known about but ends up loving.
I have some practical gifts and some just for fun gifts. Either way you’ll be set for Mother’s Day!
I want all of Baleen’s jewelry! So chic!
These handmade jewelry pieces are just so chic! I’ve bought them as gifts for several friends. Not only is the jewelry beautiful but also sustainable. They us 99% recycled metal content, have a zero waste facility and their gift tags are recyclable as well as their gift boxes. I love that everything is made in house. You feel like you’re getting a special treasured piece of jewelry. I love that their jewelry is nickel free as well.
Their pieces don’t lack style either. They offer rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Trust me- you’ll want everything! I can’t think of a more thoughtful way to honor your mom and also support a business doing so much good. Check them out here!
This Follain Everything Soap makes a great addition to any kitchen sink or shower.
Follain Everything Soaps
I’ve been a fan of these Everything Soaps for a while. They’re packaging is so chic and really makes a statement on any sink counter or shower/bath. They’re amber glass bottles with attached pumps. What’s so cool about them is that you can refill them with the soap at any Follain store. They have large soap dispensers there. Don’t live next to a Follain, no worries! Just buy the bottle and when you need to refill it, just use another soap. If you’re wanting a natural soap but don’t love the look of plastic bottles, this is a great alternative. Check them out here!
True Botanicals takes the cake when it comes to best natural skincare line!
If you’re like most moms your skin could use a little tlc. In comes natural beauty powerhouse True Botanicals. This line delivers results when it comes to giving you your youthful glow back. The formulas are filled with antioxidants that deliver nutrients that will repair free radical damage.
I love their renew line and Antioxidant Booster and Repair Serum. They offer so many lines depending on what skin type you have. Renew is more for dry/mature skin, Clear is more for those who suffer from acne flare ups, their Calm line is made for those who suffer from rosacea or irritated skin. They even have products for pregnancy! If you’r not sure what line would be good for you, check out their skincare quiz here. Also, shop all their products here!
The Detox Box is one of my favorite natural beauty boxes delivered monthly!
I love this box! It delivers natural beauty to your doorstep each month. What’s cool about this box is that it offers not only skincare products, but also hair, and makeup. So you’re not overloaded with one beauty product. They also always offer some of the best brands! I’m always impressed with their selections. A great opportunity for your mom to experience green beauty firsthand without having to wade through all the product choices. Plus, the value is insane! The box is $49.99 but is always valued over $100. Check out the box here!
These two are the best when it comes to cream blushes in natural beauty.
If you’ve followed me for a little bit, you know I love a good cream blush. Especially for those with mature skin. Powder blushes can settle into fine lines and look cakey. Cream blushes make your skin look dewy and moist, bringing back the youthful glow. I love Beautycounter’s Cream Blush Stick and Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes.
Love these organic sheets for SOL Organix!
Who wouldn’t love getting a new set of organic sheets?! I have sheets from SOL Organics and love them. They are soft, organic and keep me cool at night. Great for going into summer when you want a cooler sheet set for the warmer months. Conventional sheets are so toxic!
Since we spend about a 1/3 of our life in bed it’s important to know what were sleeping on. Cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops. Being doused with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. However, that’s not the only thing we should be concerned about. Sheets often contain formaldehyde, and toxic dyes too. There are also toxic softeners that are used now on bedding, creating a recipe for a toxic sleep experience! Trust me, you’re mom will thank you when she sees a new organic sheet set. Check them out here!
Love knowing that I’m protecting myself from harmful radiation with this phone case.
I recently got myself a Safe Sleeve phone case and have been so happy with it! Protecting yourself from radiation from EMFs is so important with all the exposure we are receiving today. A phone emits a good amount of radiation, since we constantly have our phones near or on us, it’s important to know how to protect ourselves. Getting a Safe Sleeve Phone Case is one great option. With a Safe Sleeve Case you block over 99% of RF and 92% of ELF radiation. A gift any mom would appreciate! Check them out here!
These sunglasses have been a favorite!
These Ray Ban sunglasses I got last year and I LOVE them! They are so comfortable and stay on my face so well. I always get so many compliments on them. They are polarized too! I love that I can put them up on my head too, and they don’t get caught in my hair- it’s totally the little things. They also look super chic- which never hurts. Check them out here!
Beautycounter’s Flawless in Five is a game changer when it comes to transitioning to natural beauty.
This is a great beginner set from Beautycounter for anyone who hasn’t made the jump into natural beauty. It offers 6 staple makeup products. A concealer, blush, lip gloss, mascara, eyebrow gel, and either Dew Skin- their tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 or their Tint Skin- A medium coverage foundation. I can’t recommend this set enough! It really takes the guesswork out of trying to get into natural beauty and also saves you a ton of money. You’re mom will be looking great without the toxins! Check out Flawless in Five here!
These Minted Calendars are such a great way to personalize a gift for your mom.
My sister makes my mom a calendar every year and I always think it’s such a great gift idea. She puts all family members birthdays in the calendar and adds pictures from the previous year. Needless to say my mom loves it! Such a personalized gift, yet practical too. Minted has so many chic designs too, makes it so easy to create one. Check them out here!
Ok, those are my top picks for Mother’s Day gifts! Did anything catch your eye? What are you getting for your mom? I may have already bought my my a gift from the list above. 😉
Sharing all my favorite Mother’s Day Gifts on the blog.
So excited to bring you my holistic medicine cabinet product favorites today! This post has been a long time coming. I’ve wanted to share what holistic products my family uses and what I keep in my medicine cabinet on the regular. Especially with cold and flu season at the peak right now, I thought what a perfect time to really showcase what I’m using for natural and holistic products. After all, it can seem intimidating when trying to find swaps from your conventional medicine cabinet products.
*Just a reminder I am not a doctor. These are simply recommendations and things that have worked for my family. Use at your own risk and please always seek the help of a medical professional.
Ok, on to the good stuff! So I get questions all the time on what products I use for my family and when it comes to holistic medicine cabinet products. I get it, you want a natural option for when you’re sick. The truth is, these holistic remedies and natural products actually can really help. I’ve seen it in my own life.
Our immune system is super smart and really does know how to take care of us. These natural products I suggest are often helpful before you get sick, really helping to support your immune system. Sometimes you just need a little extra support, especially if your system is run down. The point is to let your body run it’s course, but help support the process, or speed it up.
Here is what’s in our Holistic Medicine Cabinet-
Vitamin C Liposomal from Seeking Health- I take this everyday. It comes in a liquid form, that’s why it’s called a liposomal. Liposomals are often easier to absorb. You can read more about liposomals here on Seeking Health’s Website. Vitamin C supports the immune system, as it a strong antioxidant. According to several studies, vitamin C can help increase antioxidants in your blood which end up helping you fight inflammation in your body. It has also shown to be effective in helping shorten a cold length, even in kids. Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C Plus!
Probiotics- Your gut is so important for overall health. Since 70% of your immune system is located in the intestines, it’s important to make sure your gut health is optimal. Probiotics are a great way to help give your gut a boost of good bacteria. The good bacteria in our gut help to protect us from the bad bacteria. We always want to have more good bacteria than bad. If we don’t we can have what is called Dysbiosis- where you have more bad bacteria than good. I try and rotate which probiotics I take and I don’t take them all the time either. But this is great to have in your medicine cabinet especially when you’ve had antibiotics and you need to build up your good gut bacteria again. I take Seeking Health’s Probiotics and vary them. Get the ProBiota Woman here!
Elderberry- We’ve been taking this for years. Elderberry is known for being rich in flavonoids- specifically anthocyanins, they’re antioxidants that keep the bodies immune system strong and resilient. They help the production of cytokines, which are messengers within the immune system. Cytokines help to to improve the bodies immune response. Elderberries are also believed to contain antiviral properties as well. Literally deactivating viruses. Viruses can’t increase in number by themselves, they have to get inside a healthy cell in order to replicate. Research has also shown they can kill common pathogens. Get it here!
Dr. Wholeness First Defense- I was recently introduced to this by my Naturopathic Doctor and WOW am I impressed! Both my girls got a nasty cold and my hubs and I started taking this right away to boost our immune system and fight off the cold. Well, we didn’t get it! You are supposed to take them at the first sign of a cold. I can’t recommend them enough. They are in pill form and contain an array of powerful antioxidants, elderberry and amino acids. Get it here!
Beekeeper’s Honey/Propolis Products- I was introduced to Beekeeper’s products last year and I haven’t looked back. Propolis is what bees lines the hives of bees as shield or protectant. They make it from plants and tree resins. As it lines the hive it helps to protect the bees from the outside germs. It is pretty powerful stuff! Propolis has over 300 powerful natural compounds known for supporting immunity. I love the B Powered– I’ll take a teaspoon a day or add to a tea. I also love their throat sprays. They have them for adults and kids! Finley, my 4 year old, loves spraying it in her mouth daily. Here’s the kid’s spray. The sprays are especially great for travel for a boost! Get Beekeeper’s Products here!
Biocidin- This is a spray as well and is great for travel. It helps to soothe sore throats, and good for allergies. It contains an array of powerful herbs. We always have this in our arsenal! Grab it here!
Activated Charcoal- This is great to have in the medicine cabinet. I have them in capsules. Charcoal binds to some poisons, heavy metals, and other toxins and flushes them out of the body. I’ve been taking this as I’ve gotten my amalgam fillings removed. To get rid of the heavy metal content I may have been exposed to. Get some here!
Gaia Herbs- I like a lot of their tinctures. They have high standards when it comes to their herbs, the organic certification and how they process them. The formula’s then in return are potent and effective, without added chemicals. We have used the Kid’s Elderberry Syrup, their Bronchial Wellness for kids and adults- (great for throat and respiratory health), and Lemon Balm(good for immune system and balances nervous system). They have so many herbal formulas. You can check more of them out here.
Oil Of Oregano- I take these in a capsule from from Seeking Health. Oil Of Oregano is known for it’s anti-fungal properties, and natural antibiotic properties. I’ll take this at the first sign of symptoms. But you don’t want to take it for longer than a week from what I’ve read. Get it here!
Fire Cider- I’ve made a little tonic like this before when my hubs or I have had sore throats. I’ve made mine before from apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, fresh ginger, honey, garlic and some cayenne pepper. It’s like taking a shot of really strong medicine! It will burn but in a good way. A brand actually sells Fire Cider specifically now and has trademarked the name. They add a few more things to their Fire Cider. It’s also a great option when you’re just not into making one on your own. You can take this everyday to really give you a kick in the pants and energy and immune support. Once you start to feel something come on you can take it every couple hours. Get it here!
Host Defense Mushrooms- I’ve been using this for a while and both my hubs and I really like it! It contains agarikon, red reishi, chaga, birch polypore and turkey tail mushrooms. This combination of mushrooms provides an array of immune support. I spray this in my mouth 3 times a day. Grab it here!
Herb Pharm Mullein Garlic Pure Ear Oil- Finley got her first ear ache when she was two and this literally took the pain away. She hasn’t had one since but I like to keep it on hand just in case. I just apply one drop in each ear. Get them here!
Elite Fuel Liquid D3-K2- I love having a liquid Vitamin D3-K2 that I can give my kids, since they’re not into swelling pills yet. Having adequate Vitamin D levels help to strengthen your immune system. A must for really keeping your body’s immune system in tip top shape! I take a drop of this a day in the winter. I give my 4 year old a drop a couple times a week. Snag it here!
Doterra Breathe Oil- I actually received this from my friend Steph and love it. I had diffused this when my kids were sick with a cold and super congested. I also would take steamy showers with them to help open up the congestion and put a few drops in the shower to breathe in. It’s a combination of Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Ravensara Leaf, and Cardamom Seed. I also will be using this when I need to do an aromatherapy steam session for headaches. I don’t get headaches, usually only when pregnant. But I’ve found if I add this to boiling water and then wait a couple minutes, then put a towel over my head and breathe in for 15 minutes my headache will go away. It works every time! This Breathe Oil has all the essentials oils I would normally use and more! Get it here!
Peppermint Oil- This can be used to help bring down a fever sometimes. Don’t put directly on skin with kids or babies dilute with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil first. I apply it to the bottom’s of feet and back of neck. Check out Peppermint Oil here.
Some Things You Might Not Find In The Medicine Cabinet-
You might not find these following things in the medicine cabinet but they’re great holistic natural remedies to have in your back pocket for helping when sick.
Traditional Medicinal Teas- This is one tea brand I really love and trust. I always have their Throat Coat tea on hand, Ginger and their Peppermint tea. The Throat Coat is great for soothing sore throats. I’ll add a teaspoon of honey for added benefit. Check it out here!
Vapor Rub- I really like ZOE Organic’s Breathe Balm. We’ve used this before on our kid’s chests when they are having congestion or a cough. You can also make your own too! Wellness Mama has a good recipe here.
Infrared Sauna- I didn’t really realize the benefits for immune support until my sister in law was telling me about it. Then I looked it up and was amazed! Infrared Saunas raise core body temperature which helps to keep the immune system strong. They also can increase white blood cell counts too in some studies, which can represent a strong immune system.
Bone Broth- Not only can this help support a healthy immune system but it also can be a great way to get some nutrients when sick. Bone broth helps support a healthy gut with it’s collagen and amino acids. Since we know that the majority of our immune system lives in the gut it’s important to have a healthy gut. You can make your own bone broth here or buy this bone broth from Kettle and Fire here.
Wet Sock Treatment- This one my brother taught me. You put on a pair of wool socks, then you freeze a pair of regular cotton socks. Once frozen, put them on over the wool socks. Then sleep with them on overnight. I know it sounds crazy but it really does work! It quickly can bring down a fever, release pressure and make you feel better in the morning.
Get Sleep- It’s no surprise that getting enough sleep is SO important. When you don’t get proper sleep your immune system gets worn down and in turn so does your body.
Eat The Rainbow- Eating real food is going to be your best friend in keeping sickness out of your house. When we eat real food it’s going to nourish and feed our bodies living cells that will in turn bring life to our body. I would stick to real foods and avoid processed foods so your body can function optimally.
Avoid Sugar- I know I just said to eat real food, but I had to also put avoid sugar! Sugar literally is going to bring your immune system down, making it harder to fight sickness.
So what’s in your holistic medicine cabinet? I would love to hear what you always have on hand! Leave me a comment below!
I’m sharing the natural products and remedies I keep in my holistic medicine cabinet.
I’ve rounded out 40 Natural Holiday Gift Ideas! Ok, so it’s less than two weeks until Christmas and if you’re anything like me you still haven’t wrapped up your holiday shopping. I know, shame on me but life’s been a bit hectic lately- can you blame a girl?! But I thought if I’m doing this, how many other people are doing the same thing. So I thought I would share some gift ideas that I’m gifting to my family and friends and some gift ideas that are just always winners. Plus, so many of the gift ideas can either be bought on Amazon- quick and easy or Pharmaca- and they’re always having sales! Basically, I’ve got your back this holiday season.
Pharmaca has all the top clean beauty brands but discounted!
Pharmaca- (Always having sales, and you can get clean beauty, kid’s toys and even herbs all in one place)
- Juice Beauty Brow Envy Gel- This eyebrow wand is amazing! Best eyebrow wand I’ve found in green beauty. I wear the color medium-dark.
- Inika Organic Makeup- This makeup brand is a cut above and their formulations are dreamy! Their mascara is awesome, their eyeshadow duos and baked foundation.
- ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner- This liner is my fave! It’s inexpensive, stays put and comes in a variety of colors.
- Intelligent Nutrients Hair Spray- Ok, I’ve found another green beauty hair spray I can’t get enough of. It’s so good! And with Pharmaca’s sales a steal!
- John Masters Hair Paste- This hair paste my brother and hubs love! It is clean and budget friendly! Also, doesn’t give your hair the wet look.
- AER Vapour Deodorant- This deodorant is one of the best in green beauty and you can get it for a pretty good discount on Pharmaca!
- Melissa & Doug Toys- Pharmaca offers so many natural options for toys! We love this wooden house. My girls love using the keys for it.
- Stasher Bags- These silicone bags are my fave! I use them for anything and everything. They freeze well too. Say no to plastic and grab these instead!
- S.W. Basics Cream- These easy creams are nice to take with you on the go. Put one in your car, one in your purse, kitchen- hands will never be dry!
- RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek- These are one of the first multi-use products I tried in green beauty and I still can’t get enough- so versatile. Use on cheeks, lips and eyes.
Best organic and natural green beauty at Pharmaca.
Amazon- (Quick turnaround with Amazon Prime and best deals)
The Classic Eyeshadow Palette. Satin Powder Blush and Color Intense Lipstick.
Beautycounter- (All clean beauty in one place and they’re having a sale Dec. 15th-17th off holiday sets)
- Necessary Neutrals Palette- Love this eyeshadow palette! Best eyeshadows I’ve found in green beauty. The longevity is amazing!
- Highlighter Palette- This highlighter palette has 3 shades and is so gorgeous on anyone!
- Mini Lipgloss Vault- This lipgloss set is a great option to give as one gift or to break up into smaller gifts.
- Color Intense Lipstick Vault- This lipstick set is so fun! It has so many different shades you can try out- they’re hydrating and pigment is so rich.
- Instant Awakening Trio- I use the lotion before makeup application, the resurfacing mask every other night and the eye masks in the morning- perfect skincare set!
- Best of Beautycounter- This gives you a taste of the best of Beautycounter skincare products. It’s such a great gift idea for someone just getting started.
- Travel Size Cleansing Balm- A bestseller in Beautycounter- it works so well. Now you can try it for a little less money with the travel size before buying the full size.
- Counterman Kit- This is a men’s essential kit that comes in the coolest bag- any guy would be lucky to get it!
- Travel Body Essentials- I love anything travel friendly. Makes it so easy to grab when packing- this set is all the body products you need when on the road!
- Intense Moisture Body Duo- This set will keep your skin so hydrated throughout the winter! Such a great gift idea!
Holiday gift ideas galore! Kosas lipstick, Josh Rosebrook, True Botanicals and Aila nail polish.
Misc.- (Green Beauty/Bedding/Water Filter/Nontoxic Cookware)
See anything you’re going to snag as a gift?