NFM Staff

April 1, 2009

2 Min Read
Home pampering product picks

At a glance
Just because shoppers are into safe cosmetics, doesn’t mean they want to pass up luxury—in fact these products can provide an affordable splurge in a time when many people are tightening their purse strings. Instead of heading to a pricey spa, shoppers can find all sorts of fun, lavish—and healthful—products on your shelves.

Ingredients to look for
Dead sea minerals
Warming ingredients, like charcoal and peppermint
Natural fragrances, like lavender
Shiny minerals, like mica, for sparkle

Spotlight on: Erba Organics
Herbalist Eden Somberg, domestic sales manager with Erba Organics, explains the soothing qualities of its Mommy-to-Be Foot & Leg Refresher and talks about the importance of organic ingredients for babies and new moms.

Listen to it:

Editors picks
Collective Wellbeing Hot Pore Cleansing Scrub: Mineral powders in this scrub temporarily heat up when they come in contact with water, providing a soothing warmth that opens up pores for deep cleansing and a spa-like experience.

Ahava Dead Sea Liquid Salt Pure & Elemental: Massaging this mineral-packed gel into skin for a few minutes before bathing imitates the effects of bathing in the Dead Sea, relaxation and detoxification.

Erba Organics Mommy-to-be Foot & Leg Refresher: Whether your feet are sore from carrying around your soon-to-be bundle of joy or just a long day, this gel’s organic aloe and peppermint spell relief. Organic ginger, cypress and grapefruit aid circulation and appearance of swelling.

Plum Island Soap Company Mermaid Milk Bath: Fresh lavender and powdered milk make an aromatic bath luxury a la Cleopatra.

Pure & Basic Glitter Up! Natural Shimmering Body Lotion: Shiny minerals in this natural lotion give skin a sparkly sheen. Whereas conventional glitter products often include harsh petrochemicals, this product uses green tea extract, apricot kernel oil and other natural ingredients to moisturize skin.

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