Ready, set, soak!
A few weeks ago, I had a very, very good night.
I met my friend, Carleen and her boot camp babes (Carleen is a personal trainer) at one of our local, by-the-water crab places.
I had a blast hanging out with the gang. Also I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa, account manager for Biggs & Featherbelle, a health conscious body care company.
A few days later I received a goodie bag containing Biggs & Featherbelle signature bath soaks (and a few lip balms as treats).
I LOVE gifts!
Melissa knew I was detoxing for Fall Renewal and needed extra support to flush out the toxins even further.
(Melissa = bomb diggity)
The Muscle Soak smells divine…I keep the lid open so I can get whiffs of scented heaven throughout the house.
The soak is all natural and handmade: free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and additives.
I try to buy paraben-free, non-toxic beauty supplies so I was thrilled to test it out.
Our skin is the largest organ and even though we eat organic produce, greens, and fruits, we sometimes neglect our skin with toxic soaps, shampoos, and lotions. I’ve been known to slather on Vaseline the back in the day myself!
So it’s important to search out non-toxic companies like Biggs and Featherbelle.
Here are the Muscle Soak ingredients:
Sea Salts: mineral rich, release toxins and revitalize the skin
Epsom Salt: ease minor aches & pains
Ginger: warming, ease minor aches & pain
Alfalfa Leaf Powder: vitamin & mineral rich, soothes muscles
Lavender, Clary Sage & Marjoram: relax & ease tension
On Day 3 of my detox… I was ready. Usually during a detox, the first few days are rough, and Day 3 is the “make it or break it” day.
So it was time to relax and soak in the tub. And support my body as it worked hard to get rid of the yuk.
I’m a big fan of essential oils, and as I was drawing the bath, I immediately felt calm and at ease (lavender at work!).
I lit some candles (because that is what you do when you take a bath) and dipped right in.
I actually felt toxins being drawn out of my pores. I kept telling myself that I was hallucinating because, really, can bath salts do this?
Yes, yes, it’s true. I began to relax and trust the process. The smell, the sensation of the salts in the water, the whole experience took me to a happy place.
I haven’t done something like this for myself in ages. I even slipped into a light nap. (Kevin caught me and snapped this pic…he was surprised I was sleeping as I’m not one to fall asleep without my bed and favorite pillow)
I’m in love.
AND Biggs and Featherbelle and I want to give away a FREE Muscle Soak! I can’t let you NOT experience heaven!
Here’s how to win your goodie:
1. Follow the guidelines in the box.
2. You must leave a comment and share to win.
The lovely lady with the most points wins! The winner will be posted on Oct. 23rd.
(I’m growing up! No more picking out of a hat! I feel like a big girl now with a formal contest giveaway system).
Good luck and leave a comment below with your self-care tip! I’m collecting ideas!
PS. Here’s a little more info on this fine company:
Sisters Kelly and Kasey Evick created Biggs & Featherbelle ten years ago. A magazine article inspired the pair to make ‘melt and pour’ glycerin soaps as Christmas presents. With backgrounds in the Fine Arts and Fashion, the two had fun creating unique recipes, packaging and clever names for each item. The gifts were a big hit.
Their family had always been proponents of alternative healing practices and consumers of natural beauty products. So, it seemed fitting to continue exploring the benefits of botanicals. The innocent investigation soon turned to obsession. The sisters quit their day jobs and devoted every hour to research and invention, striving to create the products they couldn’t find on the shelves. Fueled by encouragement from friends and family, the word spread to local festivals, then regional fairs and eventually in stores throughout the U.S.
Today, armed with the collected experience and knowledge of essential oils and other critical ingredients, the mission is to create products with a purpose. Paying close attention to packaging and presentation of the company, the focus is on specific solutions for all skin types.