Latham Thomas, AKA “Mama Glow” is a wellness maven of many hats—she’s a birth coach, a yoga teacher, and the founder of an online hub for holistic-leaning moms (not to mention a film festival and lecture series). Did we mention her skin also glows??
Her first book, Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy, will be published in November. And in addition to seeing just how radiant her skin is, we knew we could trust her beauty picks when we learned of her deep love for Tata Harper’s line of products.
Here’s what else keeps in her beauty bag:
1. Arganica Argan Oil ($65) I love everything about this oil, how it’s harvested and packaged, and how it works! Argan oil is rich in proteins that protect skin’s elasticity. It’s organic, cold pressed, and super hydrating. I use it at night after applying my serum to seal in moisture. This is a big part of my travel routine as well. Also Arganica gets props for empowering a women’s cooperative in Morocco who cultivates the oil.
2. Lux Organic Lip Conditioner by Vapour Organic Beauty ($16) I’m all about herbal lip moisture. Somehow, Lux keeps my lips moist with minimal application. The organic jojoba oil nourishes and restores a supple, youthful appearance. It contains antioxidant helichrysum flower, anti-inflammatory lemon balm, and restorative organic calendula flowers. This lip balm is the bomb! My son loves it too so we both use it.
3. Royal Rinse by Herb N Life ($14) I don’t trust any other shampoo when it comes to my hair. I’ve been using it for years, ever since the creator used to make it in her Brooklyn kitchen. It leaves my hair so silky smooth and is great for all hair textures. It contains neem oil, peppermint and rosemary essential oils, and aloe, and is so fragrant. It’s especially refreshing in the summer.
4. Geranium Rose Luxury Skin Wash by Georgia by G & Company ($24) It’s utter heaven. It’s a light-lathering, and refreshing all-over body wash from the beauty boutique on Houston Street! It’s sulphate-free, which is important to me, because it’s imperative not to dry out the skin. It leaves my skin glowing due to the rich organic oils of coconut, olive, and jojoba.
5. Soapwalla Deodorant Cream by Soapwalla Kitchen ($12) I almost didn’t think there was a deodorant that could really work for me besides the Rose Deodorant Spray by Weleda, and then I discovered Soapwalla Deodorant Cream, which is remarkable. I like that it’s a mixture of clays, essential oils, and vegetable powders, and it’s petroleum-free, aluminum-free, and vegan, so it’s all good in my book.
Beauty Bonus: DIY Shea Butter & Coconut Whipped Body Cream. I am a sucker for skin creams and often find myself making it when I run out of my favorites. This is a super simple recipe for a body cream that any urban girl can whip up in her kitchen. Take 14oz shea butter, 6oz coconut oil, 6ml fragrance of choice, and an electric mixer. Whip the ingredients on medium high for about five minutes until evenly blended. It should look like whipped cream and feel luxurious when applied to your skin. —Lisa Elaine Held