From natural skin care to healing to relaxing... We're so thankful for these products and now that we have them, we refuse to ever go without them.
Plus these products are SUPER affordable!
1) Manuka Honey
We are OBSESSED with this completely 100% skin care product. I had recently discovered it since I started breaking out in cystic acne. If you're like me and have any kind of break outs, first of all, you know how much IT SUCKS! There's hardly anything you can do for cystic acne unless you are able to see a Dermatologist often. I don't have that much extra money to afford to see a dermatologist every time I have a break out, so I started doing some research for all natural remedies. I came across this product and it is simply amazing. Keep in mind that what you consume daily also reflects your skin greatly.
Manuka Honey isn't just like any other honey on the market, Manuka honey is only in produced New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world.
How has it benefited cystic acne?
Try using it every night as a face mask before going to bed:
First remove make up with Jojoba oil then wash your face with your favorite cleanser with lukewarm water. Then apply the Manuka Honey to your entire face, leave it on for 20 minutes, then gently wash off with cool water and pat dry. Once your face is completely dry, then apply your favorite moisturizer. What a difference in my skin! The next day, acne would literally be almost gone and it cleared my skin up very quickly. To help, also avoid dairy products, adding more veggies to your daily diet and drinking a lot more water.
Also, a friend had a Staph infection recently, he used the Manuka Honey and it completely fought the infection. This Manuka Honey could have saved his life since he's allergic to most antibiotics that are prescribed for Staph infections.
Also, another friend that had terrible heartburn that caused her to vomit, one teaspoon of Manuka Honey and heartburn was completely gone!
Do your research in what to look for to make sure that it's legit.
I bought my Manuka Honey on Amazon for $35.00, which is a lot better than a $300.00 bill from the Dermatologist! 100% all natural and no medication/creams needed!
2) Leven Roses 100% pure and natural, Jojoba Oil
Try it for FREE at LevenRose.com/FreeTravelBottle, shipping not included, but it's just a few dollars. I paid $10 for shipping and received three free 1 ounce bottles of Jojoba Oil. So awesome and I can't wait to try out their other products as well.
So what are the benefits of the 100% pure and natural, Jojoba Oil?
It is 100% Pure Organic, Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil, MADE IN THE USA!
Leaving all of the important essential elements in the oil. Absorbs into the skin with no additives or parabens and non-GMO for maximum antioxidant anti-inflammation benefits.
GREAT FOR HAIR, SKIN, NAILS & MORE. Leaves skin and nails naturally smooth, silky, healthy, shimmering, radiant and young, as nature made them, while repairing and nourishes dry, frizzy, and brittle hair with wonderful natural vitamins. Fragrance free and Kosher friendly. Miracle Jojoba Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2 for sensitive skin solutions, acne serum, makeup removers, regular showers solution, pore cleansers, and anti aging solutions from the fatty acids for increased radiance.
NOTHING ADDED OR TAKEN AWAY. Dark amber bottle with glass dropper extends shelf life as oils are light sensitive & must be stored in dark amber bottles to protect organics from oxidation
ALL NATURAL AND ORGANIC - Pure processing results in leaving the essences of Golden Jojoba Oil in its natural state, making it easy for your skin and hair to absorb and nourish.
3) Bath Bombs by Lush
Baths in general are soothing and relaxing, but what is more fun than seeing your bath turn into beautiful colors and glitter?! Lush offers you so many different options to choose from. The products that are produced by lush are wonderful in itself. Enriched with fresh and all natural ingredients. Also, none of these products are tested on animals, which makes you feel really good about using them as well.
For example, Sex Bomb (the best) is enriched with these all natural ingredients:
Sodium Bicarbonate Citric Acid Sodium Sesquicarbonate Fragrance Soya Milk (Glycine soja) (Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil) Synthetic Musk (Ethylene Brassylate) Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum) Clary Sage Oil (Salvia Sclarea) Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata) Titanium Dioxide Propylene Glycol *Limonene * Linalool Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone Red 4 Red 27 Red 33 Rice Paper Flower (Oryza sativa) *Occurs naturally in essential oils.
4) Apollo's AirVape X
Before I get into why I love this vaporizer so much, I want to tell you about my constant issues with anxiety and insomnia since I was just a baby. I almost didn’t graduate high school just because this insane factor of not being able to function during the day like a normal human being due to the fact that I couldn’t sleep at night. So I’d either go to school completely like a zombie, I couldn’t focus with just a couple hours of rest or I just wouldn’t go to school at all, I just wanted to sleep! That’s it, nothing else was on my mind. Well, I “zombied” through the experience and graduated with a Regents Diploma. I just wish I knew what I know now or I’d probably would have done a hell of a lot better and had much better experiences.
When I got into college, I started seeing a doctor for my sleep issues and my doctor could only prescribe me anti-anxiety medications and sleep aids. Or they would have me listen to some random video to help me sleep and that did not work either.
Every medication that I’ve ever been on whether it’s for anxiety, depression or to help me sleep, none of it has ever helped in any way and only had made things worse with the awful side effects.
How has the AirVape X vaporizer helped changed my life?
I bought the AirVape X after my brother had introduced it to me for the first time last year and I am SO happy that I did!
I was pessimistic in the beginning since I’ve never been interested in traditional smoking because of the harmful effects that it has on your body, but as you know, I did my research. I learned that vaporizing is ridiculously more beneficial than the traditional smoking methods.
Vaping causes the least harm to your precious insides. By “vaping” - you are greatly minimizing your risk of becoming ill since you’re no longer inhaling disgusting toxins and residue. Our lungs are kind of a big deal. I mean, we need them to breathe comfortably.
So back to my sleeping problems, I started vaporizing with all natural dry herbs about 20 minutes before going to bed at night and it has completely resolved my sleeping issues. Not only do I fall asleep really quickly, I stay asleep the whole night, have amazing dreams and wake up feeling well rested and refreshed. I no longer wake up in the middle of the night. I no longer toss and turn for hours trying to fall asleep. I no longer have that zombie feeling that I used to have during the day, there is not a single side effect. I am 100% completely satisfied with this product and it has seriously changed my life. Due to having a good night’s rest every night, I am much more productive and energized each and every day. The AirVape X has incredible performance and I love that it comes in my favorite color, the Artist Edition Rose Gold - just another added perk.
I recommend and fully stand behind this product by Apollo.
Want your own? Go to AirVapeUSA.com and apply discount code at checkout: 15YEAH for 15% off your entire order!
5) OG Tattoo Remedies and Saniderm
I’ve been getting tattooed for 10 years now, every artist and every person will tell you basically their method of madness for healing their newest artwork. I have tried it all and I must say this is the best product I have ever used to help heal my tattoos. I used to dislike the healing process so much that it would even prevent me from getting tattoos. It’s not only a pain in the ass, but literally painful and messy. I use a combination of OG Tattoo Remedies and Saniderm.
The Saniderm looks like a clear bandage, but it’s completely breathable. Right after your tattoo is finished and cleaned up, the artist will apply the Saniderm to your tattoo, be sure to leave it on for 3 days!! Do not take it off before 3 days or after 3 days, I mean, you could, but taking it off too soon, it’s like a waste of it’s benefits and after 3 days is too long to keep it on. It will look weird, because of that you will want to take it off, but don’t do it!
Why do I love it? You are keeping it completely safe from infection and irritation, those first three days, for me are the most painful. And with the Saniderm, there's absolutely no mess! You don’t get plasma or any ink on your sheets, pillow cases, etc. So when you are ready to take it off in 3 days, I would recommend taking it off in the shower, peel one corner slowly and remove it from there, you’ll notice all the plasma and some ink, totally normal. After the Saniderm is removed, wash your new tattoo with the OG Tattoo Remedies black charcoal soap (OG SOAP).
If you prefer to not use Saniderm at all, no worries! Though, it is still crucial to wash your tattoo twice per day (morning and night) and use OG Balm as needed for at least 2 weeks post tattoo appointment for it to heal properly.
Why do I love the OG Soap? Most soaps irritate your skin, OG Sopa does not, in fact, it does the opposite. OG Soap is very soothing to your skin. I even use it daily with or without a new tattoo. So after you have cleaned your tattoo and let it air dry for about 10 minutes, this is where the OG Tattoo Remedies signature product, OG Balm will become the love of your life…
Usually it takes about 2-3 weeks for a new tattoo to completely heal, the Saniderm is only your friend for 3 days, then the OG Balm becomes your best friend for the remaining of the healing. It is 100% ALL NATURAL, unlike a lot of other products on the market that are petroleum based, OG is is vegetable based, food for the skin and petroleum clogs pores. Keep in mind that a little bit of this product goes a looong way. Don’t over use it because that is what we call over hydrating. This can happen with any product that you use too much of and it causes more scabbing. Just use a very thin amount every couple of hours or as needed. Using these amazing and affordable products the right way will definitely speed of the healing process and heal it properly. I mean, it’s on you for the rest of your life, might as well take good care of it, right?!
You can get yours at: OGtattooremedies.com, save 10% off your entire order by using discount code: MARYSBLOG
6) Black Face Mask by SHILLS
If you hate black heads as much as I do, this is the product for you! It’s very easy to use and works like charm! I wash my face first with my favorite face cleanser (coming up next) with lukewarm water, allow it to dry and then apply the black face mask. Just be sure to keep it away from your hair and eye brows. Allow it to dry, usually takes about 15-20 minutes and then slowly peel all the crap away. I’m not going to life, it is a tad bit painful, maybe more for me than the average person because I do get a lot of blackheads, but just to give you a heads up and you face will also feel very tingly afterwards. After you have peeled off the black face mask, be sure to moisturize as well. I would say this face mask would be beneficial to apply once every other week. For me, once a week would be too much, so this product should last you for quite a while.
7) Now to my favorite Skin Care line - Luminance Skin Care
I was recently introduced to Luminance Skin Care products and it has worked wonders for me! Best affordable vegan skin care that actually works and leaves your face feeling so amazing. If you struggle with acne, like myself, I would recommend trying the TSA Approved Traveler for Acne. $50 is more than worth it to try out these 4 incredible products and it’s carry on size in case you need to to travel with as a carry on.
The 4 products that are included:
Delicate Facial Cleanser for deep cleaning and very moisturizing. Perfectly balanced pH to achieve an ideal symbiosis of your skin.
Rose Water Toner is designed to adjust the pH of your skin to a healthy level after exposure to common tap water (smells AMAZING).
Acne Serum is richer with deep penetrating anti-inflammatory herbal extracts and oils to keep your skin clear and glowing.
Hydration Facial Moisturizer is a terrific way to hydrate and nourish your skin, be sure to use it morning and evening.
Get your free sample at luminanceskincare.com
8) Witch Hazel - The 100% Natural Astringent Brand
This is actually a super cheap product that you can find at any local store, but it works wonders as a toner among a list full of other benefits.
I have super oily skin and then a random dry area, this completely even's out my skin tone. I'll use a cotton pad to dab the Witch Hazel on my face before applying my make up every day.
It also helps with ingrown hairs (just the worst), bruises, excess sweating, bug bites, eczema and many more benefits. It is an item that should definitely be in every household.
9) Read some poetry - recommended writer, Robert M. Drake
I think we all know the benefits of reading by now, but reading poetry is one of the most calming and relaxing feelings that I've recently endured.
Writing clearly has become a habit of mine and I'm constantly inspired by the work of this writer, Robert M. Drake, aka R.M. Drake on Instagram. If you don't follow him on Instagram already (which who doesn't have an Instagram by now)... I'm sure after reading a few of his poems that I have so kindly provided for you, you'll be hooked. He just knows the depths of your soul, it's insane! It's an extremely comforting feeling that he is able to put into words of exactly how you're feeling with elegance and understanding that you're not going through this crazy thing called life, alone. It's extremely therapeutic and I highly recommend reading his books that are out right now. I'm currently reading this one, known as "Beautiful Chaos” and “Gravity”. If you're more into stories, look into purchasing, "Beautiful and Damned.”
10) WATER - Fiji brand is most recommended
We've all been told our entire lives, drink water, stay hydrated, drink 8 cups a day, which yes, we know this... However, do you really know every benefit to drinking the recommended amount every day? Allow me to educate.
Also, a tip to remind you to drink water, I've set an alarm on my phone every 2 hours from when I wake up until I go to bed to remind myself to drink a glass of water. I've had to use the bathroom more often, however my body is starting to adjust and I'm really starting to notice the benefits. I don't know how I wasn't doing this before, but now I can't go back!
I hope you found these 10 all natural product recommendations and tips as helpful as we did and love them as much as we do! Let us know if you have any all natural product recommendations for us to try too!