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Back to School, Just for Moms: Packing Your Eco-Beauty “Lunchbox”

Back to School, Just for Moms: Packing Your Eco-Beauty “Lunchbox”
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Back to School, Just for Moms: Packing Your Eco-Beauty “Lunchbox”

by Guest Author Jenny Duranski, Chief Beauty Officer, Noktivo Non-Toxic Spa and Beauty Boutique

It’s that time of year again when the sounds of bells either leave you reaching for a tissue or wanting to start a flash mob to Lady Gaga’s “Applause” in the parking lot. But no matter which way you go, Back to School also means getting back into a daily routine, and getting back to caring for YOU. Even with the limited time in the morning you have between preparing school lunches, picking outfits and making sure teeth are brushed, these eco-beauty tips require minimal effort and time so you can be out the door feeling and looking refreshed. Lunchbox-sized just for you, now that deserves a round of applause!

What to pack:
1. Mascara – Nothing makes your eyes look more alive like a little mascara. It widens the eye and automatically brightens the shape so even if you are running on four hours of sleep, you certainly won’t look like it. Apply two coats; first take the wand and coat the back of the lashes. This will darken the color and evenly coat them. Then apply the second coat to the front lashes. Lightly sweep the bottom lash line and voila, 3 minutes. Done! We recommend CALM Skincare Cinnamon Thyme Mascara in Black, $14.

2. Citrus Lotion or Body Oil – Citrus essential oils such as Lemon, Lime, Orange or Grapefruit have long been known for their energizing attributes. Applying just a little aromatherapy in the morning works like a charm to awaken our senses and stimulate blood flow to help us get going. Using a citrus infused body oil or lotion is perfect for the I-have-no-time-for-beauty mornings, as the aromatherapy works to energize and the oils hydrate to leave skin soft, supple and glowing. Try One Organics Daily Body Serum in Neroli, $39.

3. Dry Shampoo – Managing the morning Back to School rush is no small feat, and let’s be honest, more than not, shower time just doesn’t fit in the schedule. But now with the greatest beauty invention since the flat iron (if you ask me), busy moms can rejoice in a solution to tame that bed head! Dry Shampoo. Sprinkle a little bit into the palm of your hand and rub into the top and sides of the scalp. The main ingredients will absorb excess oil, essential oils will give it the “clean” smell and some formulations even help combat dryness, breakage and itching. We love Fat and the Moon Lavender & Cocoa Dry Shampoo, $14.

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About the author: Jenny Duranski, Chief Beauty Officer of Noktivo Non-Toxic Spa & Beauty Boutique, has been working in the beauty industry for almost 15 years and thoroughly enjoys sharing her green beauty knowledge and passion with her clients.