Hey friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Hopefully you spent the day making some wonderful memories with loved ones, eating some delicious food, watching Christmas movies, and hopefully you got at least a few things from Santa as well. ;) My family likes to watch the 24 hour loop of A Christmas Story all day and see how long we can stand it, haha. We made it through about 7 cycles of the movie this year! We opened some presents, visited a few relatives, and spent the whole day cooking; such a great way to spend the holiday!
No matter how fun the holidays are though, they're always pretty hectic and draining as well. As a pretty introverted person, all the social interaction gets me a little frazzled. Add in the extra stress of last minute gift shopping and tons of food prep and I'm tuckered out. What I love to do to relax after all the holiday activities is take a day to really pamper myself.
I mentioned Spa Thyme's products in last week's Along Came A Box post, and was excited to work with Nancy, the owner, on a post all about her products! She was nice enough to send me some of her fun spa products, that are all gourmet-food themed!
As you all know, I'm a sucker for homemade bath and body products, especially at such a great price as Spa Thyme's! Most items in her store are $15 or less, which is such a great deal for the quality of these products. I think we all have staples in our beauty and skincare routines, and products like these are always in rotation for me! Everyone needs some nice spa items tucked away for when you're in need of some "me time," and these ones are perfect for the budget gal like me. If you watched my Instagram story (stories? I'm not exactly sure what I'm supposed to call it!) a little while ago you saw me share what I got in my package from Spa Thyme, but here's all the deets just in case you didn't catch it!
I'm just a little bit obsessed with how cute these all are. I mean look at those Frosted Cranberry Sugar Scrubs! They look like little pink truffles, and they smell like a dream.
This is the first thing I saw when opening my Spa Thyme package, and I was so excited to try these out! They're my favorite color and they're just plain adorable, so naturally it was love at first sight. These are made with a few different natural oils including olive oil and coconut oil, as well as shea butter so you know these work amazingly well. One is the perfect size for a single wash, and you end up smelling like sweet cranberries in the end! Plus it gives my skin a nice exfoliating scrub while moisturizing at the same time, and who the heck doesn't like that feeling?!
Once again, my obsession with lip balm continues! Peppermint is such a classic flavor, and it's always a favorite of mine. It literally makes my lips feel minty fresh, and it always feels so nourishing when I put it on. I put this on after using a lip scrub to really buff out my lips and renew their moisture. I have extremely dry lips in the winter, to the point where they start cracking over night, so this stuff is great for healing them. I used this a lot during finals week, and it transformed my lips! Although I still suffer from dry lips (even the best products can't fix them!) these have definitely helped the situation.
This. Smells. Amazing. I love body scrubs that have a strong scent from inside the packaging, because you know that means it's long lasting. Isn't it the absolute worst when you spend 20 minutes at the store trying to find the best smelling scrub, body wash, what have you, and then you go home and realize that once you're done using it the smell is gone? I smelled this basically when I opened the box, and knew it was going to be long lasting. (Spoiler alert: I was right) I've heard amazing things about what coffee grounds can do for your skin, so when I saw that they were an ingredient in this scrub I was so excited to try it out. This is a great scrub to keep around if you want to feel luxurious after a long day and smell amazing!
If this isn't the cutest soap you've seen for the holidays, then, well, you're wrong end of story. I'm joking, but seriously this little snowflake is adorable! I believe it's made in a normal bar shape for the rest of the year, but it really put a smile on my face when I pulled this out of the box. Plus, I saw that there was real oatmeal in the soap and I was excited for another exfoliating product! (Seriously y'all dry skin is an issue and this is what gets me excited) This soap is so calming, and it's also great for getting rid of redness on your skin, which is something I also deal with occasionally. It's a great mild soap that smells delicious, and is perfect for everyday use.
Spa Thyme has a variety of products that will suit all your pampering needs, and make you smell and feel delightful in the process. A few other things that will definitely be future purchases are her Himalayan Rose Bath Salts and the Cooling Cucumber Face Mask. Nancy is also one of the kindest women I've worked with, and works so hard to make such quality products! If you're all about supporting small businesses and feeling good, you definitely need to check out her Etsy store!
What product would you like to try most from Spa Thyme?