Conscious Ways to Pamper Yourself Before the Big Day

While we will jump at any chance for a little pampering, the lead up to your big wedding day is the perfect time to pamper yourself with some wonderful sustainable and conscious beauty products. Whether it be all-natural essential oil based perfumes or lotions, there are a variety of amazing conscious products to indulge in!

Today Danika, esthetician and creator of Ingredient-conscious brand Oak & Ashland, is sharing some of her product picks and tips for the bride-to-be. We hope you enjoy her great recommendations!

“One of the best ways to relax your mind and body right before the wedding is by soaking in a nice warm bath.  For optimal results, try adding an aromatherapy bath oil that will soften skin and help lighten your mood with it’s soothing scent. One to try is Oak & Ashland’s all-natural Vanilla Chai Body Oil.  Scented with pure essential oil (instead of synthetic fragrance) and infused with a certified organic and fair-trade vanilla bean. With this oil you can even feel good about the packaging (it’s housed in a beautiful bottle made from recycled glass).”  
Conscious Ways to Pamper Yourself Before the Big Day by Oak & Ashland on The Good Beginning

“Sip your way to shiny hair, radiant skin and bright eyes.  I am in love with this all-natural concoction from LA juice brand, Moon Juice.  They make all sorts of plant-sourced goodies, but their Beauty Dust will take your wedding day glow to the next level.  Extra tip: Try mixing it with rose water to give skin a boost of hydration and to calm wedding day jitters”.  

“Every bride wants to smell lovely on their wedding day, but it can be tough to find a good perfume that isn’t full of synthetic chemicals and preservatives. Artisanal perfume brand Thorn & Bloom makes all of their fragrances using essential oils, absolutes and tinctures that are then preserved in a base of certified organic grape alcohol.  Their packaging is also pretty drool-worthy, making them the perfect little treats (if your wallet can afford it) to gift your bridal party”

 “One of the best ways to treat your skin right before your wedding is by indulging in a treatment mask.  You want your skin smooth and prepped for the big day, especially if you will be wearing makeup.  Try Oak & Ashland’s  Rose + Coconut Mask. This travel-friendly mask contains certified organic rose-hips and all-natural rose clay to exfoliate and brighten. Make it extra spa-like and use the vegan-friendly facial brush to apply your mask like a pro.”Conscious Ways to Pamper Yourself Before the Big Day by Oak & Ashland on The Good Beginning“If you plan on hiring a pro to do your makeup, see if they use clean beauty brands before you book them.  If not, ask if it’s okay to bring in your own makeup for them to apply.  Some of my favorite eco-beauty brands that photograph beautifully, are Jane Iredale,ILIA and Kjaer Weis“. Also, don’t forget your brows which add balance to the face.  Seek out a pro that works with all-natural plant dyes to add depth and color to the brow.”

Thank you Danika for your great tips and recommendations! These products would be great for weddings, honeymoons, and beyond!

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