• 7 Toxic-Free Ways to Keep You Young and Calm (You Deserve It!)

    Christmas is possibly the most stressful season of the year for moms. So let's indulge them.
    by Jason Yu .
  • 7 Toxic-Free Ways to Keep You Young and Calm (You Deserve It!)
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  • There is perhaps no one more exhausted before and after the holiday season than a mom. Once all the gifts are wrapped, the relatives are entertained, and the food is prepared, it's time for mom to put up her feet and de-stress with the help of these products.  

    Do a 'calm kit' so you can sleep better   

    Sleep is a luxury for moms, and the worst part often is many have a hard time sleeping! Don't count sheep. Instead, go for (1) aromatherapy balms (Php420) and (2) pillow sprays (Php610) that have soothing and calming scents. Available in BeautyMnl

    And instead of synthetic room sprays or scented candles, you may want to try using essential oils (different brands such as doTERRA and Young Living that are available online) with the help of an (3) ultrasonic diffuser (starts at Php2,500)Just add water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and feel your restless body relax. Available in Muji and Lazada.

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    Keep your skin "young"

    Many use this miracle oil for their hair. But beauty aficionados swear by (4) cold pressed Moroccan argan oil (Php600) as a moisturizer because of its nourishing ingredients like antioxidants, vitamin E and omega fatty acids. Available at Oil of Argan.


    On the wish list of those who love all-natural products is (5) pure Castile liquid soap (Php2,440)These eco-friendly soaps don’t dry out the skin and may also help with skin problems like rashes, dryness, and acne. They have also been called the "Swiss-army knife of cleaning" because they can also be used as kitchen spray, surface cleaner, and laundry soap for baby's clothes. Available at Lazada

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    Clean the air of your home

    To prevent the growth of molds that can cause allergies and other respiratory and skin problems, go for (6) Himalayan salt lamps that are said to absorb excess moisture in the air. Available at CommonHealthPh

    Help a family member manage his asthma and allergy by getting rid of dust mites with an (7) all-natural anti-dust-mite spray (Php380 for 250 mL)Available at Mommy Patch, 3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall

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