Gifting the influential women in our lives is obviously important, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Thankfully, we’ve recruited some mamas at milk + honey HQ to provide a quick (and easy) guide to shopping for Mother’s Day. Today, we hear from Marisa Tom, the Marketing Director at milk + honey and mom to a 19-month-old daughter.
Ultimate Facial I’m a sucker for a facial and since it’s Mother’s Day, I want all the bells and whistles, too — aka extra cleansing, Ultrasonic Technology, and a Back Treatment.C
milk + honey Home Fragrance No. 08 This is milk + honey spa in a bottle. I feel like I can breathe easier and unwind a little bit more once I’ve spritzed this around the house. I think of it as a simple way to spark joy. My favorite way to use? Open the windows on a sunny day, spray the pillows and sheets, and let the fresh air mix with the lavender/eucalyptus blend for a refreshing ambiance.
Wild Lather Cold Process Soap I love stocking my shower with beautiful, invigorating bar soaps, which add a pop of color and texture to the usual lineup of shampoo and conditioner. Right now, I can’t decide between the Tokyo Roast and Kyoto blends, which both remind me of my trip to Japan (one of my favorite places in the world). Shop at milk + honey locations.
While our nails are hard and feel almost impenetrable, “our bodies can still absorb toxic ingredients from the products you place on your nails,” Johanna Congleton, a senior scientist with the EWG relayed.
If you’ve used social media at all recently, you’re surely aware Mercury is in retrograde. Every once in a while, the planet becomes our “scapegoat” for the miscommunications and misfortunes we experience. Why is that? milk + honey reached out to our Feng Shui Expert, Stacy Davenport, for tips on how to stay positive during the homestretch of this unpredictable time. Today, we’re sharing her advice for keeping it together for the last week of Mercury-in-retrograde.
Once a year, we celebrate glowy skin with our Peel Party. When attendees purchase a peel, they receive a complimentary peel on their account for future use. Still, we realize a lot of people are new to peels or hesitant about the level of commitment that comes with taking the peel plunge. That’s why we asked an esthetician to answer some of our most frequently asked questions regarding peels.
Warby Parker is a beloved eyewear brand that doesn’t just make trendy glasses. They bring the power of vision to those in need, offer in-store eye exams, and work to educate their followers on vision health. So when they asked us to help spread the word of vision health for Save Your Vision Month, we were excited to learn more. But, wait a second–what even is blue light? (Yep, same.) According to HOYA, it comes from the sun, CFL bulbs, LED lightbulbs, and LED screens. If better wellness is on your to-do list, these strategies for reducing exposure to blue light are an easy place to start.
I’m beyond excited to introduce you to our new skincare line — not only because we’ve been working tirelessly to develop products that are hyperclean and effective but also because I know you (and your skin) will love it as much as I do. We have even more skincare products on the way, but there’s no better place to start than with our first two hydrating heroes: the Intense Hydration Cream and Luxe Face Oil.
I want to share a little bit more on why it’s taken us so long to launch our skincare line. Full disclosure: getting to a point where we were ready to debut these products was exceptionally challenging. It has been a long process of trial and error of trying to refine our formulas so they have an appropriate shelf life and will be just as effective and delightful to use in six to 12 months as they are the day you open the bottle. It also took quite a bit of time and patience to find non-toxic, non-irritating preservatives that keep our products safe and stable. At every point, I wanted to make sure we checked all of our “boxes” while never compromising on a luxurious experience. You should never feel like using a clean, safe alternative to conventional beauty products is less effective or enjoyable.
Most importantly, I’m lucky to work alongside our talented team of estheticians at milk + honey, who have provided us with crucial feedback and expertise throughout the development process. Their hands-on knowledge and daily connection to both the spa and our clients differentiate us from just another product line.
In a pinch to strategize the perfect V-day gift for your loved one or BFF? First of all, no judgment. “Giving and receiving gifts” has always been last on my personal list of love languages, and I greatly admire those who are able to plan gifts weeks (sometimes even months!) in advance. Still, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you’re reading this, that likely means you’re on the hunt for the perfect last-minute gift. I present to you: my top five choices for Valentine’s gifting–all available at milk + honey locations.
Some mornings are harder than others to get out of bed. Perhaps you stayed up too late exploring all of the Bandersnatch endings or maybe you’re simply not a morning person. Either way, I relate. As a self-proclaimed nightowl, I’ve found that setting routines for the AM can change my perspective in the morning. Waking up early for a yoga or Soulcycle class can be motivating, so I figured why not give the #ArtOfTheBath a shot? So after much research, I present to you #AOTB: rise + shine edition.