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Autumn is such a great time to reflect on the year so far and remind yourself to stay on track as you let bad habits fall away and prepare to get cozy before your new year glow up resolutions. Why wait until then when you can get a head start now? On not just you but your home too. Here’s a rundown of what’s on my radar to make sure me and my surroundings are at my best.
A Sweet Home
When you walk into your own home or someone else’s, there’s nothing better than being greeted by refreshing scents. Especially if you or someone you know has pets or smokes, filtering the air and freshening it up is not an option but a necessity. There is nothing worse than being welcomed into someone’s home only to step foot inside and realize you can hardly breathe because of the cramped scents of animals and/or choke inducing smokey scent. Even without pets and smoking, a home can still feel very stuffy Part of curating an environment that is a welcoming safe haven includes creating a space that is comfortable to breathe in. It’s so basic and yet so many people often forget this aspect. One of my favorite ways to clear the air while also giving the scent in the air a boost is using Febreze.
You may have an image of your favorite Febreze product in your mind but today, I want to talk to you about a Febreze product that you may not know about. The Febreze® OdorGrab™ Air cleaner purifies the air with the option to include a scent while it does its job. Best of both worlds. It’s a compact size, perfect for dorms, kitchen, bathroom and pet areas and includes 1 OdorGrab® filter and 1 linen & sky scent cartridge to start you off. The carbon infused OdorGrab® filter targets tobacco smoke, kitchen/cooking odors, pet odor and dander and other common household odors. Basically, it’s everything you’ve ever wanted at a reasonable price.
The Febreze® Air Purifier Scent Refills lasts up to 30 days and each pack contains 2 scent refill cartridges so they are totally worth the $9.99 price point since you’re getting 60 days worth of freshness. I highly suggest trying out both the Linen & Sky Scent as well as the Spring & Renewal Scent.
The Febreze OdorGrab® Replacement Filter is super easy to use and maintain as you only have to replace the filter every 3 months for optimum freshness. The carbon infused filter targets tobacco smoke, kitchen odors, pet odors, pet dander and dust. This is what you’ll need to clear the air. This is not optional. The price point is perfect again at $9.99.
An Easy Case
The one product that most of us have with us at all times is our phone case. So it’s important that it’s as convenient as possible to carry and access. If you’re looking for better coverage for your phone, because we’re all guilty of dropping that thing, no matter how careful we are, check out Otterbox. The Symmetry Series in particular is Ultra Protective and Ultra Slim, staying true to your phone’s sleek design. This is great because there’s nothing worse than a bulky phone case on these phones that seem to get larger and larger with each upgrade. Thank God for OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection.
Product: Even better, the Otter + Pop Symmetry Series is a line of slim and protective case integrated with PopSockets PopGrip. They have a variety of colors and patterns that are easy to remove and install so you can change up your look whenever you want. So if you’re going to go with Otter, I’d definitely rec one of these cases from the Otter + Pop Symmetry Series.
A Lovely Smile
Have you heard of the Steripod Kit for Women? I hadn’t until recently. I love taking care of my teeth and making sure that my smile is the best that it can be. You can’t have clean teeth with a dirty toothbrush, and you can’t have a clean mouth with a dirty tongue. That’s where this kit comes in. It includes 4 Steripod Toothbrush Protectors, 2 Steripod Razor Protectors in Pink and Pearl, and 2 Steripod Tongue Cleaners. The kit is designed to include a 1-year supply of innovative products that help protect your toothbrush, razor and tongue. Here’s what’s inside:
■ 4 Steripod Toothbrush Protectors in Rose Gold, Pearl, Clear Purple and Clear Silver: uses Thymol, a safe ingredient found in many mouthwashes, to protect your toothbrush for up to 3 months. Steripod’s patented design fits most standard or electric toothbrushes, and helps prevent cross-contamination between toothbrushes – especially important during flu and travel season!
■ 2 Steripod Razor Protectors in Pink and Pearl: helps your razor stay sharp using the same science that prevents rust on boats and skyscrapers. The zinc strip helps keep your blades sharper longer, and it also protects your fingers from nicks and cuts in the toiletries bag.
■ 2 Steripod Tongue Cleaners in Pink and Pearl: fights bad breath by gently scraping away build up. The small head reduces gag reflex, making fresh breath that much easier. Daily use of Steripod Tongue Cleaner helps to get rid of the contaminants that cause bad breath.
A Fresh Face
So you’ve taken care of your teeth but what about your entire face? I recommend checking out the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1. This all-in-one cleanser and makeup remover is a powerful, yet gentle (even on sensitive skin) product that, with its micelle technology actively captures and lifts away dirt and impurities like a magnet. Your skin is left refreshed, soothed, and cleansed. No rinse needed and there’s no harsh rubbing. The suggested use is daily, all over the face to cleanse in the morning and again to remove makeup at night.
For all of your rose water lovers, I’ve got a treat for you. Garnier also has the Soothing Facial Mist with Rose Water that instantly hydrates and refreshes skin, even after makeup. The mist can be used as a moisturizer to hydrate, before makeup as a primer, after makeup to set it, and anytime throughout the day to refresh skin. For those using mist for the first time, there is no need to rinse and of course, rose water mist is suitable for sensitive skin. Rose water is truly the best. You might want to consider ordering multiple of these so you don’t have to think about ever running out.
A Healthy Gut
I don’t know about you but I love shakes. They’re so easy to make and if you make it with the right ingredients, it can be just as healthy as it is delicious. So I’m excited to try out Juice Plus+ Dutch Chocolate and French Vanilla Whole Food Based Shake Mix. It’s dairy free (Yes! This product is completely vegan as it has a plant-based protein), gluten free, high in fiber, low glycemic, and contains no GMO ingredients.
Whether you’re working your day job, preparing for a marathon or both, Complete by Juice Plus+ adds missing nutrients to your diet so you can power through your day. It’s perfect pre or post-workout too! Juice Plus+ products provide plant-based nutrition from more than 40 fruits, vegetables, grains & oils to support a healthy diet. Juice Plus+ is all about bringing you the goods in a healthy way and keeping our guy healthy keeps us going so this is what it’s all about. Nutrients on the go, who doesn’t want that? Yummy shakes, who doesn’t want that?