Let's Talk The Detox Market with Sarah Olsen
I remember the moment that we decided to have a baby so clearly, standing across from my husband, my body tingling all over. I was nervous about the idea of what this meant, but so full of excitement. I went to the doctor to say, “Okay, this is it. I want to have a baby. What do I need to do?” She laughed and told me besides the obvious you can start taking vitamins, and come back to me when you get a positive on a pregnancy test. I was kind of surprised she didn’t tell me to stop eating White Castles, or drink a special water, or have sex upside down. I mean, I didn’t know how this worked but I wanted a baby and I wanted to give that baby the cleanest start possible. So I decided to do my own digging.
I took a long look at everything in my life. I noted how I exercised, what I ate, the shampoo I used, the products that go on my skin, my makeup, my cleaning products. Basically, everything in my world fell under the microscope and I decided to use this moment to improve on what I put on and in my body. I researched everything in my medicine cabinet, showed up to my doctor with a notepad of a million questions, and ordered skincare from lots of different websites. I changed the way I ate (less cereal for dinner more greens), but I learned it was just as important to change what I used on my skin, hair, and in my home.
When Teresa and I developed Your Zen Mama, it actually started from an idea to provide a space for women, mamas, papas, and everyone looking for the “healthy clean” alternatives. We felt it was hard to find a one stop shop for the organic, clean choice when it comes to beauty and skincare. A few years later, I ran into a friend who had just used a facial oil that looked and smelled incredible. I asked her what it was and where it was from, and this was the moment we found The Detox Market. Cue the trumpets! This is the shop of my dreams. All the clean organic products in one spot. This is where I found my favorite oils, sunscreens, and makeup. I changed the way I washed my face, how I moisturized and simplified my skincare routine, knowing that everything I am using is clean and safe for my body and my baby who is still nursing. You can order from their website or if you live in LA you can go into their store on Montana (Santa Monica) or Beverly (West Hollywood) to smell and test everything.
Here’s a little peek inside some of my favorites from Detox Market.
I read so many reviews on this product before I bought it because I couldn’t believe how much people raved about it. I went to The Detox Market to sample it, and the smell was incredible. It has a blend of essential oils that makes me feel so relaxed and rejuvenated. I love vetiver, and could smell hints of it in the oil. I like to use this all over my face and neck to take off dirt, sunscreen, or makeup from the day. I use two pumps, rub it all over my face and neck and wipe it all off with a hot towel. THEN I use it as my moisturizer. I use one pump to moisturize. My skin has never looked or felt better. It is by far my favorite find.
My next favorite find from The Detox Market is this gorgeous cheek tint. I don’t use much in the way of makeup, but I love this for a day when I need a little more color. It is so light and creamy, and blends beautifully for that dewy look.
I got this deodorant for my husband because it smelled AMAZING, and after a long list of “natural” deodorants this is by far his favorite.
I am just obsessed with the smell of this oil. I use it on my arms and legs post shower or bath. It feels amazing, and the smell is very floral.
I just started using this product. It is a mineral sunscreen so there really is no moisturizing affect. If you use oil like the BEST SKIN EVER oil, this would be the perfect tinted sunscreen to combine for daytime use.
YAROK | Feed Your Shine Hair Serum
You really only need one pump of this. It smells great, but also gives you that nice post beach look, and takes away frizz.
*Your Zen Mama is an affiliate partner of The Detox Market