I’m a treat yo’ self kind of bitch because if you’re not going to spend your money on you, who will? I love spoiling myself year round, but around Valentine’s Day it’s extra sweet because my favourite person in the world is me (it’s probably actually Zendaya, but for the purpose of V-day let’s say that it’s me.) But can you treat yourself and the planet right at the same time? Of course you can, with my top sustainable self-loving Valentine’s Day picks below.
Henrie. Upgrade your sleep in a major way with Henrie pillows ($179 for a standard/queen). What makes the Henrie so special is that it is fully customizable with a filling that can be removed based on your comfort level. The pillow is filled with both memory foam and all-natural kapok in loose chunks so it maintains it shapes better than other fully memory foam pillows. I also love that the cover is removable so you can wash it regularly to keep your sleep as fresh as it is restful. Prior to getting a Henrie I had gone through countless pillows that have lost their shape, were firm but never seemed to relax, or just poorly made and not in it for the long-haul. Since getting the Henrie I have never slept better, neck pain who? Not me.
True & You. What’s a better gift to give yourself than something customized specifically for your needs? As someone who tries countless skincare, it’s impressive whenever I can finish a product and I went through my True & You mask ($65) in no time at all. The base is a refreshing glacial clay base with hydrating oils and vitamins and you get to add any two boosters depending on your skin needs; hydrate, calm, detox, brighten and rejuvenate. Not all clay masks are made alike and this formula is hydrating and cleansing without drying down to a painful rock hard finish and always leaves my skin feeling fresh. My go-to combo is the detoxifying and the brightening boosters.
Lush. They say size doesn’t matter, it’s what you do with it, but Lush said “why not both?” Their eggplant bath bomb ($14.95) was supersized this year at an astonishing nine inches long that is sure to make a splash during your next soak. Plus it transforms your bath into a ho wood oil and tonka, purple and blue marbled dream come true. Psychedelic bathtub ready, Lush bath bombs are always a delight but this JUMBO sized bath bomb is extra delightful. It’s large enough to be split for two baths or thrown in all at once for a shared or solo bath time.
Graydon Skincare. Shower yourself with love this Valentine’s Day with Graydon Skincare’s Intimacy Oil ($49), a luxe dry body oil with a velvety finish without being too heavy (I love it after I shave my legs!). It is also lightweight enough to use in your hair to smooth split ends and flyaways. Plus every bottle sold $1 is donated to organizations that support LGBTQ2S+ and marginalized youths.
Womanizer. You gotta love that we can demand more sustainable options from all of our products, including your sexual wellness products. The Womanizer ($219) has a bit of a cult following with its ergonomic design and thoughtful design for an optimal experience for those with vulvas. Did you know that it comes in an eco friendly version? It’s made from sustainable and renewable materials, who knew loving the planet could be so pleasurable?