Multi-sensory beauty must-haves

Natural beauty isn’t just about our bodies, it's also about what we have around us. Here are some clean beauty products that ignite multiple senses.

By Rebecca Bailey for

With all the talk of aromatherapy and candles here lately, I thought it time to cover my multi-sensory must-haves. I call them that because they are part of a multi-sensory experience of clean beauty. Natural beauty isn’t just about our bodies, but what we have around us.

It makes me feel beautiful to have pretty, nice smelling-sounding-tasting things around me—and it’s important to me that these things fit with my clean living attitude. Here are are some of the key items in my daily life:

Terra Cotta Pendant Diffuser from Mountain Rose Herbs: Our emotional brains respond very strongly to scent, and I’m a big fan of aromatherapy. This cute little diffuser, which comes in different patterns, is a great way to very subtly use scent in your environment. I put on a drop or two of a single essential oil on it, or my own EO blend, or even spray with my Lotus Wei perfume. I hang one in my little home office nook and one in my bedroom, renewing with a scent I crave every few days.

Candles from Way Out Wax and tru mélange: When you are trying to live a clean lifestyle, there are so many little things to think about. I was happy to find some nice smelling, non-toxic candles. My favorites are simple scents that come in sweet little tins from Way Out Wax (orange, peppermint) and tru mélange (cocoa café, harmony). Both brands use very pure ingredients, make simple and more complex scents, and produce a variety of candle styles, made from soy and beeswax/soy blends. Typically, naturals don’t have as much power as a synthetic fragrance to fill a room, but I burn these in my anatomy lab after dissection days, and, yeah, they work.

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