Breathe! And Be a Less-Stressed Bride With These Pampering Eco-Luxe Goodies

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Keep calm, and marry on! Whether you’re the most Bohemian chill or the most Type-A efficient, the logistics, personalities and expectations surrounding the big day can fry any bride’s mind. Be good to yourself and indulge your senses with these helpers throughout the wedding-planning madness.

Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment

Dab this on pressure points throughout the day, reminding yourself each time to clear your thoughts and stretch your lungs. All Tata skincare goods are free from fillers, toxins, synthetic chemicals and artificial colors and fragrances. We dug their description for this product so much we’ll use it here: “Worry Free Worry Relief.”

Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex Face Mask

This winner of the Earth Day Beauty Award for “Best 5-Minute Complexion Makeover,” which rebalances moisture levels and has a secret benefit revealed by customer feedback: “Best hangover recovery mask ever!” Restorative indeed.

Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak

Bathtubbing in steamy hot suds is a treat anytime, but should be mandatory for brides, let’s say, oh, three times a week minimum. Herbivore uses only therapeutic ingredients that are plant-based, organic and food-grade (natural coconut and vanilla makes our mouth water a bit)—no fillers. Made in America and conjured in small batches, and 100% cruelty free. Tip: Add the soak after you are in the bath; the essential oils vaporize when they make contact with the water!

Rare Indigo Beauty Balm by Mahalo Skincare

Stress can mess with your face, then you get stressed about it—stop the vicious cycle! Relax “stressed tissue” by “replenishing essential fatty acids” and fostering collagen in a sweet floral haze made by Hawaiians who grow and process many of their own aromas. Balm yourself up with this botanical recipe, and relish your traditional unveiling even more.


Rare Indigo Beauty Balm by Mahalo Skin Care

Ful Candles “Peaceful” Edition

We doubt that even our most laid-back, crunchy brides—those who swore to themselves they would savor and enjoy every little part of wedding prep—would associate nuptials arrangements with “peaceful.” Verte Luxe is here to make that mental leap happen, of course. Thus, we present the aromatic smoky goodness of the “Peaceful” jam jar candle from FUL, handmade near the Smokies in East Tennessee “with a high quality soy wax that not only looks beautiFUL, but burns cleanly.” Check out the website for all the eco-FUL (sorry, had to) deets (no dyes, cotton wicks) including a lesson on good versus evil “Phthalates,” and lots of burning tips. We can’t wait for the next flavor, hopefully called “awesomeFUL.”


PeaceFUL candle edition by Ful candles

Thesis Organic Moisturizing Body Oil

Reward your betrothed for being totally engaged in big-day decisions and totally pulling his-or-her weight on all tedious tasks by allowing him/her the pleasure of giving you a stress-relieving massage. This sensitive-skin concoction-an organic, cold-pressed combo of Jojoba, Rosehip and Grapeseed, comes in a dark amber “apothecary glass” that blocks spoiling sunlight and retains the potency of the skin potion. PETA stamp? check. Vegan stamp? check. Thesis’s menu of imports, such as organic shea butter, raw cacao, sugar and argan oil are Certified Fair Trade. With foodie-grade ingredients, that natural oil massage could very well evolve into a 9 1/2 Weeks moment (1986, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger; look it up!).

Acure Organics Marula & Argan Dry Oil Body Spray

Less steps, less stress. To eliminate dry elbows and parched locks in one fell swoop, spritz this ultra-lightweight, easily absorbed and pore-pleasing “vaporisateur” over body and hair post shower. Whether you’re more of a citrus rose- or a coconut-infused enthusiast, the two-in-one-ness of the antioxidant-rich mist simplifies your regimen, providing fragrant hydration head-to-toe. Is it possible that the product is cruelty-free, vegan-approved and American-made as well? Yes, that’s a rhetorical question.

Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Since your special someone popped the question do you eyes feel like twin Saurons from crying endless tear-filled streams of joy? (What, you never geeked out on Lord of the Rings?) Does that usually happen after a Champagne celebration gone beyond tipsy? We don’t judge; we call the experts. The proto-Kiehl’s, called Brunswick Apotheke, was founded in 1851 in Manhattan’s East Village (hip even then!). They’ve been fighting “fine lines, dark circles and puffiness” since before electricity but they’ve upped their game since the invention of office-bathroom-grade fluorescent lighting. Avocado oil (that rich fatty emollient with three key vitamins), shea butter and Beta Carotene comprise the major components of this recipe, which is so popular that a Limited Edition version helped raise $100,000 for Recycle Across America, an organization dedicated to making recycling simpler and easier.