With fall in full motion—and Thanksgiving just a couple of days away—it’s time to refresh with the season’s mindfully-curated and good-for-you must-haves to recharge and renew you from head-to-toe and the inside-out! After all, the fall season brings cold weather which can be drying to the skin, and the cheer-filled but crazy holidays that can be hectic and sometimes stressful. With that being said, it’s time to get familiar with a few of my fall faves that are sure to become your go-to everyday essentials to keep you feeling beautiful and blissfully balanced—even on those busy days when you feel bent out of shape!
The hydration and nutrition must-haves
Hydro Flask is the groundbreaking and go-to brand behind high-quality hydration bottles, clever containers, and cutting-edge canisters, all aimed to make your busy and active lifestyle fun and functionally-efficient! Hydro Flask products are mindfully-designed with innovation to keep you hydrated and nourished easily ‘round-the-clock, so your drinks and food stay perfectly preserved—and exactly the way you want them, hot or cold, while at-home or on-the-go!
Two of my must-have picks to stay healthy, hydrated and nourished this season and beyond are:
This mighty must-have is the everyday essential to enjoy all-day hydration at-home or away. The 32-ounce Wide Mouth is a bold and beautiful bottle that will not only make a style statement because of its big size, but also because of its clean and durable design, and vibrant color range. Moreover, Hydro Flask’s Wide Mouth Bottle is forward-thinking function at its best and a have-to-have hydration essential that’s crafted with an 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel structure that’s lightweight, non-leaching, and long-lasting. It’s also safe and toxin-free, so you can hydrate without worry of harmful chemicals because it’s mindfully-designed to be BPA-free and Phalate-free. And it’s cleverly enhanced with a durable and sweat-free powder coat finish that not only fortifies it, but also gives it a great texture that’s smooth, easy to grip and comfortable to hold. What’s more, Hydro Flask has armed this amazing bottle with a genius TempShield Protected technology to keep your water or beverage perfectly cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. The Wide Mouth comes with an insulated Wide Mouth Flex Cap that makes drinking very easy and comes with a convenient pivoting strap, but this bottle is also very versatile and compatible—you can use it with the easy Hydro Flip Lid or pair it with the Wide Mouth Straw Lid for more precise drinking while exercising or on the move. Hydro Flask’s 32 ounce Wide Mouth is a must-have, delivering hydration on demand precisely the way you want it, no matter where you wander or where life takes you!
The Hydro Flask 32 ounce Wide Mouth Bottle retails for $39.95, and is available in a variety a variety of cool and fun colors.
Available at hydroflask.com.
These multipurpose and portable food flasks deliver a convenient way to smartly store food to healthfully nourish at-home or away so you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere—and best of all, at its optimal and oh-so-tasty temperature! Hydro Flask makes nourishment easy with these fabulous containers that can store everything from a warm breakfast oatmeal to hot lunchtime soup, and even a chilled evening smoothie
Hydro Flask’s Food Flasks are handsome, heavy-duty containers that are BPA-Free and Phthalate-free—and made from an 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel structure that’s sleek, durable, and hygienic—and best of all, they’re very easy to clean and won’t retain any flavors within, so you can enjoy your food without worry about any odor transfers. It’s also paired with a twist-cap that secures shut to shield and preserve food within. And these food flasks are enhanced with a TempShield Protected technology that features a double-wall insulation, so food remains hot or cold for longer at the desired and ideal temperature. Hydro Flask offers the Food Flask in a small 12-ounce size that you can stow in your purse or lunch bag which is perfect for soups or snacks, as well as a larger 18-ounce size that can store an ample amount, including a nutritional protein smoothie or food for sharing. Hydro Flasks 12 and 18 ounce Food Flasks are sleek food storage staples that are wonderfully well-made so you can take it on all life’s adventures, and these flasks are very easy to grip so you can easily pack your food, grab-and-go, and enjoy.
Hydro Flask’s 12 oz. Food Flask retails for $29.95, and is available in Mango, Pacific, and Stainless Steel. The 18 oz. Food Flask retails for $34.95, and is available in Stainless Steel, Kiwi, and Plum.
Both Available at hydroflask.com.
The amazing acupressure trio
Bed of Nails (BON) is the revolutionary brand behind transformative therapeutic tools that combine the ancient healing art practices of acupressure along with 21st century innovation to promote meditation and achieve restorative results. And these feel-good tools work similar to acupuncture—and feature strategically-placed plastic spikes that deliver pressure from the rounded nails resting against the skin that may help the body release endorphins which evoke a sense of personal euphoria ranging from relaxation, happiness, pain-relief, to a sense of calm. The result is an at-home acupuncture method that is literally life-changing—and everyday essentials to help you feel relaxed and restored on the daily!
Three Bed of Nails products that are AH-MAZING are:
Bed of Nails The Original BON Acupressure Mat ($69.95) – This modern acupressure mat is like a magical mattress that will give you total body wellness in the comfort of your own home! The Original BON Acupressure Mat is ergonomically designed for optimum coverage and made with a plush polyfoam combined with a soft 100% cotton cover. Best of all, it features 210 acupressure plates that are each covered with 42 rounded nails for a total of 8,820 precision BON nails made from non-toxic plastic spikes, making it a harmless but healing mat that improves your body and promotes self-healing in an easy and convenient way for use at-home or away. You’ll also love its versatility—you can use it lying down for a more relaxed state or position it up on your fave chair to use while reading a good book or working on your laptop so you can enjoy a restorative experience while going about your daily routine.
The Original BON Acupressure Pillow ($39.95) – This healing pillow makes the perfect pair with the Original BON Acupressure Mat, giving you holistic health from head-to-toe. The Original BON Acupressure Pillow is a lightweight and portable pillow that’s ergonomically designed so you can comfortably rest your neck or lumbar, insert under your feet, or even place under any curved area of your body for instant relief and healing. This plush pillow is made from a soft and cushiony PU foam that’s covered in 100% cotton, and features 51 acupressure plates that are each covered with 42 rounded nails for a total of 2,142 non-toxic nails per pillow. The Original BON Acupressure Pillow is a marvelous multi-purpose aid that you can conveniently use on various parts of your body for targeted healing. What’s more, it is a plush and petite pillow that measures 14.5″x4″x6″, making it a wonderful therapeutic tool to use at-home or while traveling. And it’s a go-to companion to use along with your Original BON Acupressure Mat to achieve optimal self-healing from the top of your head to the tips of your toes!
The Original Bon Acupressure Strap ($29.95) – this lightweight, portable and multi-purpose strap delivers targeted healing anytime, anywhere so you can enjoy an easy and convenient pressure adjustment in the preferred areas of your body. It has 44 acupressure plates featuring 1,848 non-toxic precision BON Nails and comfortably wraps around your arm, the small of your back, and even your legs, delivering a targeted self-healing experience that feels ah-mazing. And best of all, its wrap design lets you easily adjust and apply it to the specific areas you need the most healing!
All available at bedofnails.org.
The eco-minded pair
One Love Organics’ is the award-winning skincare brand behind good-for-you and “green” essentials that will get you gorgeous. The products are produced in micro-batches at the company’s ECOCERT licensed manufacturing facility in Georgia—and made to be gentle but effective to give you real results. Best of all, One Love Organics’ products are non-GMO and free from Parabens, PEG, Silicon, and Synthetic perfumes and dyes.
Two products to get your pretty little hands on are:
Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil ($42, 4 oz.)- this divine-smelling cleanser magically removes all traces of makeup and impurities with a gentle yet luxe touch. It’s powered by a natural Vitamin B complex that purifies, nourishes and tones skin along with antioxidant-rich Pumpkin Seed Oil which contains Vitamin E, and papain and papaya fruit enzymes for a deep clean that’s gentle yet effective. Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil smells amazing thanks to its natural plant fragrances—and is perfect for all skin types, cleansing away impurities while nourishing and balancing skin so your complexion is comfortably cleansed.
Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream ($58, 2.1 oz.)- this wonder cream contains over 50% pure, mineral rich Coconut Water to give your skin the heavenly hydration it needs while balancing it so you can put your best face forward. Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream is a luxurious but lightweight emulsion that melts right onto skin, delivering a nice nourishment that’s quickly-absorbed and feels revitalizing. It features mineral-rich Coconut Water, polyphenol-rich and nourishing Cupuacu Butter which fights free radicals and aging, and a clinically proven complex of acacia, jojoba and sunflower which defends against the elements and keeps skin nourished ‘round-the-clock. Overall, Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream is a luxuriously nourishing cream that leaves skin perfectly hydrated without feeling greasy or heavy.
Both available at oneloveorganics.com.
The “beauty sleep” spray
Get a good night’s rest with this therapeutic treatment made using 100% pure essentials oils to naturally lull you to sleep so you get your beauty rest, without any worry of harmful ingredients or negative effects. L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist is a fabulous and fragrant spray that’s all-natural and infused with essential oils of lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange, and geranium guaranteed to promote wellbeing, soothe your body and calm your mind—and it smells pleasant and comforting as if you’re unwinding at a spa retreat. And best of all, it works magically, simply mist in your bedroom and lie down as the pure aromas pacify you. L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist is the perfect and natural way to experience a soothing sensation, conducive to a peaceful, relaxing night’s sleep so you wake up feeling good and refreshed!
L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist retails for $20 for 3.4 fl. oz. Available at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and at usa.loccitane.com.
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