With a show of hands, we’d like to know who feels completely revolting in this weather. In the northeast at least, where both of us are right now, it’s positively steamy, with lots of humidity to go along with the almost-three-digit temps.
This is when we tend to turn heavily to body-face-hair mists to cool off and refresh our mood. We both carry mists with us wherever we go! Which is why this week’s deal is so sweet!
We are especially fond of Essence of Vali’s—notably the DETOX one. It smells amazing with notes of grapefruit, lemon, cypress and juniper. And according to Val, it can also help “relieve fatigue and ease the effects of jet lag. Detox is great to use when you are off your normal schedule and are overindulging in food and drink.” Ahem!
(I’d also like to briefly highlight Vali’s sleep potion. I’ve come to rely heavily on it in the heat—it soothes my nerves and puts me in the perfect mode for a good night’s slumber. I also am convinced I sleep deeper when I use it before bed.)
This Friday deal is once again a site-wide discount—and a super generous one at that! Plus, EOV products are at such a good price point to begin with that you might take this as as opportunity to stock up. Just sayin’!
Here’s what to do: Just enter promo code NMDL at checkout for a 20% discount on anything you buy—whether it’s mists, massage oil, her amazing cult-hit perfume (so sexy, seriously) or the infamous sleep potion! If you have any issues with the code or the site please call tel:646-270-0605. Thanks!!!
As always, please let us know in the comments what you’re loving from the line.
We think Claire might be a genius. Aloe, rosewater and argan oil? Yes please. Between the calming effects of rose and the hydrating power of aloe and argan, I’m feeling sold on this recipe. Have any of you made a DIY mist before? Who’s gonna now?
Current hometown: Cambridge, MA
Product name that I made up: Rose-Aloe Lifesaving Mist
Ingredients list: Pure Aloe Vera, Rosewater (& Glycerin –this time), Argan Oil, Rosewater concentrate
How I made It: about 2/3 aloe, 1/3 rosewater; a couple drops of rosewater concentrate and several of argan oil — in a 2 oz spray bottle (shake well before using)
How it smelled, felt, worked…
I started making variations on this concoction about a year ago when I realized that aloe was the solution to my “plane hair” issues — I travel a lot and air travel dries my hair out in a wierd way that can make it kooky and unmanagable for several days. The rosewater dilutes the aloe vera gel enough to spray easily (and smells nice) and the argan oil adds a little bit of extra moisture and weightiness. Once I started carrying it with me, I realized that it’s also a wonderful refreshing face mist during the journey itself. On my most recent research trip to South Africa, it also came in handy as a full body spray — particularly soothing on days when I was sticky and had been out in the sun a lot.
Why I will or won’t do this again…
As I said above, this mixture is great for my hair, and generally a nice all-around spray, so it’s a definite keeper. I’ll probably keep playing with the exact combinations (sometimes I add some tea tree oil, or different amounts of argan oil, and would like to play with some new essential oils), but now I can’t imagine going without it — particularly when I travel!