Getting Refreshed with Imbue Goods

Along with trying to live a more minimal lifestyle I'm also trying to live a cleaner one, too. I eat way less sugar than I used to, I ... walk ...? Well I said trying. 

Just kidding.

One of the biggest things I've started doing recently is paying more attention to the products I use on my body. While part of me wants to turn a blind eye to it all and carry on using the same things I've been using for years, now that I know my Cetaphil cleanser scores a 10 on both the carcinogenicity and developmental and reproductive toxicity scales, I don't think I can. So I've started the hunt for friendlier products both for me and the planet. And I've just found a great one.

Imbue Goods, a Vancouver based company currently focusing on skin care, has just released their four rose water mists, Muse, Lust, Heaven, and Soothe. Each one is made from rose water, vitamin e, and essential oils in various combinations to create refreshing, relaxing, and revitalizing sprays that can be used in a wide number of ways, including as a makeup setting spray, a refresher after a workout, or a calming pillow spray before bed.

Imbue Goods muse

Muse is my favourite. It's got grapefruit, bergamot, orange, lime, and mandarin essential oils in it which are all great for your skin and it smells uh-mazing. Among doing lots of other great things for your skin and body grapefruit helps with oily skin, bergamot helps with scarring, orange helps with inflammation, lime kills bacteria, and mandarin helps with cell regeneration.

I've sprayed Muse every morning since receiving it and I've been loving starting my day with a spritz of something so happy, fresh, and good for my skin!

Lust has more of a richness to it. This one, too, has orange and bergamot in it but it also has patchouli, rosewood, indian neroli, cardamom, cedarwood, champa, and vetiver in it. The patchouli and vetiver both help with any scarring you may have while rosewood kills bacteria and cardamom removes toxins.

This spray has kind of a girly woodsy clean smell to it and reminds me of walking through a forest after a downpour and smelling all the fresh foresty loveliness.

Heaven is a summery smell that's got tangerine, jasmine, rose, neroli, ylang ylang, vanilla, and lime in it. Jasmine, rose and neroli essential oils are all helpful with scarring and jasmine can also help regulate women's hormones. Ylang ylang helps with inflammation and vanilla is know for its soothing effect on both the skin and the body.

This is a really relaxing spray and I alternate between spraying this one and Soothe on my pillows at night before bed.

Soothe is a powerful spray full of relaxing oils that are perfect for bedtime.  Bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, marjoram, tea tree, spearmint, and chamomile are the oils in this mist and each and everyone of them helps with relaxation and/or skin health. Lavender helps with insomnia, marjoram helps with circulation and prevents bacterial and viral growth, tea tree and spearmint both speed healing, and chamomile soothes your senses to help with sleep and helps with overall skin health

This has been a really great spray at the end of a long day to help me unwind and focus on the smells of the oils rather than the 1093812 things I usually have in my head before falling asleep.

These are great sprays that would make perfect stocking stuffers on their own or a wonderful Christmas present as a whole. There's free shipping for the month of December so head over to Imbue Goods to get yours now!

A huge thank you to Imbue Goods for sending me their beautiful mists. While media samples were provided, all views and opinions are my own.

TGIF

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Best part of the week: There were a couple of highlights this week. The first happened on the weekend when I went into Sitka and saw my basket of slipper socks sitting right at front with each pair sporting a stylish security tag!!! The. Coolest. Another great moment was going to see Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. I’d give the movie a 6 out of 10. But the company I was with and the Harry Potter-esque themes made it a fun night and definitely a highlight of the week. I also got a space heater at work and I am so freakin stoked. It’s been cold in the office since I started back in April but now we can finally warm our desks and I can wear fewer than 16 layers!

Worst part of the week: I had a meltdown on Monday night. I blamed it on Gilmore Girls but that was just what gave me permission to start. And once I started I just kept going. At one point my sister said we should be recording our FaceTime conversation to send to Ellen. It was that good.

Something I’m grateful for: Toothbrushes. I accidentally fell asleep before brushing my teeth one night this week (I basically passed out after my meltdown) and when I woke up I felt nasty. So thank you toothbrush for always being there for me.

Something I’m excited for: This weekend I intend to spend as much time by myself as possible. I’ve had lots of people around lately and we’re entering the time of year when lots of people are always around. I’m not complaining at all, I love all the people I’m spending time with but I am very excited for a quiet weekend crafting, photographing, cleaning, and decorating.

613) On a scale of 1-10 how polite would you say you are? I’d say it depends on who I’m around. I’m Canadian so I’ve got the “sorry” part down and I always (try to) remember to say “please” and “thank you” but I lose points when it comes to ladylike politeness… I can out burp pretty much everyone I know and I’m usually not too shy about it. So there’s that. But overall I’d say I’m quite polite and would give myself an 8.

Happy December everybody! The Christmas countdown is officially on and I can hardly wait!

TGIF

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Best part of the week: Yesterday I got to work from home and let me tell you, it was bliss. I got to sleep until 8:30, showered, did a load of laundry, had a Christmas candle burning, and lay on my couch in my sweats doing work. And I got it all done!

Worst part of the week: Guys, this whole “month of November” thing can just go away. I am so over being grumpy all the time. And it isn’t for lack of trying. I am trying so hard to be positive, think positively, be grateful, be compassionate, and be accepting. My next move is to just embrace the grump. Be one with the grump. I read the other day that harder we try to push feelings away, the longer they stay with us.

Something I’m grateful for: HO-CHO! I am grateful for the magic powdery goodness that transforms into liquidy chocolatey hot deliciousness. Sprinkle some mini marshmallows on top and BAM! everything in the world is just fine for just a moment.

Something I’m excited for: GILMORE GIRLS!!!!!!! It’s out today and y’all should be proud of me for not calling in sick just so I could stay home and watch it. My mom is coming over with one of her friends this weekend so we’ll be too busy doing all sorts of fun things for me to actually get to watch it but come Sunday night/Monday night you will find me parked on the couch with all the junk food (the Gilmores wouldn’t have it any other way) feeling all the feels and loving every single second. How do you know I'm going to love every single second of it, you ask? Well let me tell you. I've been up since 4am thanks to a violently coughing/vomiting man outside my window. Now rather than lay there hating the universe for waking me up and not letting me get back to sleep I thought to myself "Hey, I wonder if Gilmore Girls is on Netflix yet?" So at around 430 I rolled over, grabbed my phone, checked the 'flix and low and behold there were the Gilmore Girls smiling at me, coffee in hands. So I proceeded to watch the entire first episode. That took me to just after 6am at which point there was no use in trying to go to sleep since my alarm goes off at 630 anyway. All this to say, it's good folks, and you too should be very excited to watch it!

Would you rather get coffee with Lorelai or bake a cake with Sookie? Coffee with Lorelai. As entertaining and delicious as it would be to bake a cake with Sookie I think I’d be more relaxed chatting/speed talking with Lorelai than I would be trying not to screw up sugar and flour measurements… Especially now that I've been up since 4am...

Happy weekending everyone! Go out and score some deals today, shop small tomorrow and Sunday, hit up the interwebs on Monday and be grateful for everything you already have all days!