Just a couple March favorites to share with you all today since I spent last month in California with my family and I’m just now getting settled in our apartment in Oregon where we’ll be living for the next few weeks. All opinions are always my own, but I’m always glad to hear your thoughts in the comments as well.
Let’s dive right in with my March Favorites.
I fell in love with a couple natural hair products this month. The first one being this Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil. I recently stopped using conditioner on my hair and I’ve found that this works perfectly as a substitute. Even on days when I don’t wash my hair, I’ll get it wet and work a few drops of this into the ends. The night before I wash my hair, I like to massage this into all my hair overnight to moisturize it before washing it out in the morning. Not only does rosemary smell amazing, but it also helps to stimulate hair growth.
Over the past few months, I had been looking for a travel-friendly gentle and natural shampoo. For a long time, I’ve been wanting to make my own, but knowing that I would be on the road for the next few years kept me from stocking up on the ingredients I’d need because I wouldn’t be able to take everything with me. During my recent visit home to my family in Southern California, we visited the Refill Shoppe in Ventura (more on that coming soon) where I saw this shampoo bar. It was exactly what I was looking for, so I purchased one and I have not been disappointed. It is gentle on my hair and doesn’t strip it of its natural oils and, since getting it, I haven’t needed to use conditioner either. I’m also super excited to eliminate the use of plastic bottles.
Check out this list of ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, fresh New Hampshire spring water, sodium hydroxide (a binder), organic jojoba oil & almond oil with essential oils of peppermint for fragrance.
I purchased Jojoba and Peppermint, but it also is available in the following varieties:
Originally, I had purchased a bottle online, but, recently at the Refill Shoppe, I was able to get my bottle refilled with their Rosewater Toner that also contains aloe (yay!) I even reached out to the shop via email and it looks like they will be willing to refill my bottles through the mail which makes me so thrilled.
My brother-in-law gave me this travel tea tumbler from Teavana for Christmas and I have been using it on a daily basis. It has an attachment for the lid for steeping loose-leaf tea and it will keep my drinks hot for hours – no, not lukewarm after a few hours – still hot. The gorgeous ombre cranberry color is a huge bonus. (No link because I cannot find it for sale anywhere – sorry!)
Last, but certainly not least is this stunning leather notebook cover that my friend, Naomi gave me. It’s from Holtz Leather Company which is a family business that makes all of its goods in the USA. The leather is so soft and the craftmanship is superb. This gift was a complete surprise in the mail and Naomi even had them emboss my favorite quote / life phrase / motto on the front “There will be light.” This notebook is going to be the perfect companion for my upcoming travels and I am in love.
What were some of your March favorites?