This month we are inspired by Juturna, the Roman goddess of fountains, wells and springs. She brings “well” wishes, gratitude, and healing through her sacred bodies of water.
The Luxe Hydration Diosa Box is truly a “self-care Sunday” in a box! Make a day of it. Pamper yourself while you dig into that book you’ve been meaning to read. Catch up on your favorite Netflix show. Open that “special” bottle of wine!
We are here to remind you that self care is not selfish, it is a divine responsibility to yourself and to your peace of mind. Self care is more important than ever because we as women are doing more on a daily basis than ever before.
Repose is necessary so we can recharge and keep being the all powerful, amazing, multifaceted, goddesses we can be 🙂 See, J.Lo knows how to do it.
Channeling your inner water goddess is done by enjoying the most luxurious bath ever, right?
What’s better than a luxurious bath? A luxurious coconut milk bath! If you’ve never experienced one, you simply must! If you have, then you know…
Wild Rogue Botanicals – $20
Afternoon Delight is handmade, all natural, vegan, and it smells INCREDIBLE!
With notes of bergamot, lemon, coconut, and vanilla, this coconut milk bath will melt your troubles away and definitely make you feel like an actual water goddess.
This scent out of the jar smells like a perfectly moist and fluffy lemon cake. Seriously, it’s so good you will have to resist the temptation to taste it.
Why Coconut Milk?
Coconut milk is incredibly beneficial for your skin because it has high levels of Vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility in skin.
Coconut milk also contains a beneficial fat called lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid (MLFA), also called medium-chain-triglyceride (MCT), which is easily absorbed by the body. These are high in nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6.
Want more? It’s also rich in minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium, selenium, copper, and potassium.
This soak includes Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts), Dead Sea Salts, and Himalayan Pink Salts which help to relieve muscle tension, inflammation in joints, hydrate and balance pH, and aid in circulation as well as detoxifying the body.
If you suffer psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema coconut milk is great for soothing and calming dry skin. This is not intended as a cure, but it will help soothe the symptoms.
All of those amazing benefits are contained within the fleshy white meat of a mature coconut. We all know how amazing coconut water is, which is the clear liquid found inside the hollow part of a coconut. So this is even better!
Basically, your skin will feel velvety smooth and suck up in all the goodness like a sponge. Who can’t benefit from more moisture in their skin?
- Add a ¼ cup of soak mix to a warm bath, right before you get in.
- Say “Ahhhh…”
TIP: If you want to get fancy or use for a “special occasion” sprinkle fresh rose petals. Or, apply a facial mask right before you hop in the bathtub and let it set. You can easily and gently remove the mask while in the bath.
- Coconut Milk Powder
- Epsom Salts
- Dead Sea Salt
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Lavender Flowers
- Bergamot Essential Oil
- Pure Vanilla Essential Oil
Hair Love – $20
This product has done wonders for my hair and I truly enjoy the calming process of applying the oil, it’s very Zen in a way.
It allows me to slow down and take care of my hair instead of the crazy mad dash of abuse I put it through before work every morning! If you use a flat iron, curling iron or blow dryer, your hair will thank you for this deep conditioning treatment by Cypress Skin Care.
Sweet almond oil nourishes and strengthens hair leaving it silky and smooth. Coconut oil stimulates hair growth and relieves scalp dryness while olive oil is just a major rock star moisturizer.
This blend of pure oils are just the right amount of “hair love”, meaning it won’t leave your hair greasy or heavy after a treatment.
I have fine, wavy hair that rests just above my chest and I was able to section my hair in half then each half into quarter sections and apply in about 7 minutes.
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HOW TO APPLY:
- Section your hair in half and then split each half into quarter sections.
- Spray 1 pump into to the palm of your hand and massage into your hair working your way from the scalp to the ends. Especially the ends!
- Apply enough to coat all of your hair. You’ll want it coated but not dripping.
- Once coated, comb your hair back and tie into a loose bun, securing it with a hair clip. If your hair is short, a headband or bobby pin should work fine to secure any stray hairs away from your face.
- Set a timer for 1 hour or more.
- Shampoo your hair like normal. You’ll want to get the oil out and rinse well.
- Style and dry like normal.
After I shampooed and air dried my hair, it was the softest and shiniest I have seen it since I was little girl. Plus NO FRIZ!
If you have frizzy hair, curls or waves, applying one pump to your hands and massaging into your hair ends after a shower will work wonders and help set your curls without the frizz. It’s best to avoid the scalp and hairline, applying only to the ends as if you were prepping your hair for a ponytail.
Since everyone’s hair is different, you will want to play with the amount you use so you can find what works best for your hair. As always with any oil product, start with a tiny bit and increase the amount as needed.
- Almond Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Orange Essential Oil
TIP: Apply this hair treatment an hour before you a bathe with the Afternoon Delight Coconut Milk Soak and shampoo before you do a final rinse.
Rose + Himalayan Salt Hydrating Facial Toner – $14.99
Use code WELCOME15 to save 15% off your first order with Hebes Apothecary!
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We are very much in love with Hebes Apothecary’s simple and elegant style. In case you haven’t noticed, we LOVE clean and modern packaging!
The main ingredient in this toner is actually aloe vera juice, not rose water. As kids, my cousins and I healed our scrapes and cuts by snapping off an end of the aloe plants in my Grandma’s garden to heal quickly and avoid scars.
So when I came across this toner I had to give it a try.
Aloe has been used in various different ways because of its many, many benefits – from healing burns and fighting acne to strengthening hair and supporting a healthy digestive system via tasty drinks!
In addition to aloe juice, rose water distillate and coconut water comprise the base of this concoction because these ingredients are extremely hydrating and have long been known as anti-aging ingredients.
Hibiscus flower extract brightens and refines the skin and the Himalayan pink salt shrinks pores and preps the skin for the next steps of your skin care regimen. This amazing concoction will leave your skin clean and hydrated while the aloe cleanses and fights bacteria.
In addition to tightening pores, himalayan salt will also cleanse your skin on a deeper level, helping to clear your complexion and soothe irritation…Anyone experiencing adult acne?!
The rose water, coconut water, and vegetable glycerine will keep your skin nice and moisturized while the above ingredients get to work. A couple of spritzes will transform lackluster skin into bright and hydrated skin!
FUN FACT: Hebes Apothecary is run and created by the only male skin care owner that’s ever featured in Diosa Box. What started as a bad case of teenage acne turned into plant based solutions inspired by HIS grandma’s aloe recipes.
Grandma’s apparently really love aloe. Wise Goddess Women.
TIP: Apply a few spritz right before you apply the Nourish Facial Serum. The toner will help the oil glide over your skin and help your skin absorb more of it so that a little goes a long way.
- Aloe Leaf Juice
- Rose Water
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Coconut Water
- Himalayan Pink Salt,
- Hibiscus Flower Extract
If water is life, than oil is liquid gold.
Nourish Facial Serum – $13.99
Queen City Alchemy has been a Diosa fan favorite so we are thrilled to see them back with the Nourish Facial Serum.
Nourish Facial Serum is just amazing, pure and simple. If you are not using a serum as a moisturizer it’s an excellent addition to your daily skin care regimen.
INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS :
- Jojoba Oil’s moisturizing and healing benefits make it ideal for just about any skin type. Because it is so similar to the oils that our bodies naturally make, it is easily absorbed leaving skin feeling hydrated but not greasy
- Argan Oil is often referred to as “liquid gold”. Comprised of approximately 80% fatty acids as well as a high content of vitamin E, argan oil gives skin a natural boost while hydrating and softening.
- Apricot Kernel Oil is a light and thin oil, making it a fantastic emollient which won’t clog your pores. It also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, soothing skin and preventing free-radical damage
- Rosehip Seed Oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids known to hydrate and rejuvenate dry skin.
- Geranium Essential Oil was commonly used by the Egyptians for beautiful and radiant skin. We now also know that geranium essential oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory that can help provide balance to your hormones, and can even alleviate symptoms of anxiety
- Rose Essential Oil is one of the very best essential oils to give you fresh and glowing skin. Rose promotes blood circulation and even contains antiseptic and antiviral properties.
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil provides a toning and balancing effect. Generally regarded as safe for all skin types, ylang ylang is a powerful moisturizing agent to revitalize your skin.
These high quality oils are sure to nourish your skin, leaving you touchably smooth and supple.
TIP : Use this after applying toner. Apply a few drops to your fingertips and spread evenly across your face. Depending on your skin’s moisture levels you will need to adjust. For normal skin start with 4 then add another drop in places that get really dry.
What’s great is this blend absorbs and doesn’t leave you greasy. If you do feel greasy even after 15 minutes, you’ve put too much. Lightly blot off excess and adjust amount on your next application.
Mai Tai Lip Scrub – $9.50
This lip scrub is AMAZING and it tastes great… although it’s recommended you DO NOT EAT it. It’s all natural of course, so it’s safe and won’t taste bad if it does happen to get in your mouth. I am totally in love with the packaging as well, and Annie’s Jamaican roots really shine through with the vibrant and tropical colors!
NaturalAnnie Essentials is a natural bath and body company created by Annie in 2014 out of a desperate need to bring relief her daughter’s skin.
All her products are made in small batches in Annie’s home studio and are uniquely blended with pure essential oils, natural butters and infused herbal oils. They contain no nasty chemicals- no parabens, no sulfates, no phthalates, no weird dyes or fake perfumes, and the products are never test on animals.
All products are designed to be simple, easy to use, and super effective. Exactly how we like it!
- Wet your lips and apply a very small amount to lips.
- Pucker up and rub gently in circular motions directly on your lips and around the edges.
- Then give a big smile and rub on the inner part of your lip where dry skin tends to accumulate.
- Gently rub in circular motions for about 30 second; 1 minute is plenty.
- Rinse your mouth with water and pat dry.
Presto! You’ve now got hydrated, kissably smooth lips!
FUN FACT: Last November, NaturalAnnie Essentials was featured as one of the 9 Black Owned Body & Skincare Alternatives to Lush by The Mane Objective. That means Naturalannie Essentials is as good (or better, as we are told in the blog post) than the corporate giant, Lush. We believe in supporting small businesses because we believe there are amazing people out there making amazing products that just haven’t been found yet. We love that each item is made in small batches by a woman living her dreams and her truth.
- Pure Sugar
- Shea Butter
- Herb Infused Olive Oil
- Beet Root Powder
- All Natural Flavor
We all want great skin and fabulous hair, right?
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