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So, I got the chance to work with Grocery Outlet, I always thought I was pretty clever for shopping there. Until, one day I mentioned half off coconut oil to a friend, and she already knew which store I was talking about. I worked at a similar type of store when I lived in North Carolina, and half of the beauty products got bought up by the employees. I was particularly fond of mineral sunscreen when it came in, and it seems not too much has changed, because when I saw this The Seaweed Bath Co. mineral sunscreen on sale — there's a 20% off coupon on top of it — I bought four. And I was showing restraint. There's a bunch of amazing stuff here, but I can't hide that I was most excited about one thing in particular.
I'm pretty fond of the EO brand too. I don't know if it's their blends or the quality of the essential oils they use but everything they make smells amazing. This brand can get pretty up there in price too, so getting everything at least half off is awesome if you want to try some things that you wouldn't necessarily spring for normally. And the Grocery Outlet that I go to, seems to always have it, lotions or shampoos, this time the thing I couldn't pass up was that body oil.
As I get busier my self care intensifies, which I'm grateful that I remember to stay on top of it, because a little goes a long way. And in the warm weather when it's easy to get caught up being busy and not stopping, I feel like its extra important to keep in balance. So honey and coconut oil are not technically beauty products, but they can be. They're not eligible for the 20% off right now, because they are food items, but its totally worth picking up a few to keep in your bathroom. You can even wash your face with honey and take off your makeup with coconut oil. What else does a girl need? Well, if you're like me, a lot.
Here's what I got:
This is the Antioche Soap which contributes to the economic development of women in Turkey. There are a few soap companies that do this, where they specifically provide jobs to women, and it's one of my favorite causes. I'm always for contributing to the advancement of women and their financial independence, especially in nations where that isn't necessarily the norm. Just a reminder there are a lot of people out there doing good work. #ShopYourValues
As for this honey bath soak, it's super easy to make, really moisturizing and luxurious. While you're soaking you can get about a teaspoon amount from your container and smooth it over your skin as a face mask. I added a little to my hair too and left it on overnight and shampooed it out in the morning. A little goes a long way, maybe a teaspoon or so on the ends of your hair and then put it in a loose bun, because you don't need ingredients all over your pillow, just enough to soften your hair.
Here's what you'll need for your bath soak:
1 Tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon of EO Botanical Oil - Optional
1/2 Tablespoon of Dried Rose Buds - Optional
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
1/2 cup of raw honey
Add all ingredients together in a small jar
Add desired amount to your bath. I used about 1/4 of the mix including face and hair masks
Apply lotion to damp skin after bath for best results
I also picked up a ton of groceries there and some flowers too.