We like to keep it simple during summer. Spend less time shopping, more time sipping. But be it our extra margarita or a sandy swimsuit, sometimes our summertime sundries can leave us feeling more stressed than blessed.
If you didn’t know, at Momotaro Apotheca chillin’ is the reason for the season so we are sharing our summer skin essentials for when the sun, salt and sand can also cause itching, irritation and inflammation. Enter Tonic and Hydrosol. Two products that promise to keep you more hot than bothered whether by the beach or a pool - on your vacation or staycation alike.
Keep Bugs at bay
Are you temporarily itching like crazy from an encounter with poison ivy, poison oak, or a swarm of mosquitos, take a soak with our tonic, or apply directly to bites and rashes to help alleviate symptoms. The Vitamin E rich jojoba oil helps protect your skin’s lipid barrier and seals in moisture while the active constituents found in Goldenseal and Oregon Grape—specifically Berberine—can help reduce the severity of itchy or inflamed skin.
Bikini Line Bestie
Whether shaving, waxing, or letting body hair breathe, nobody loves an ingrown. Use tonic before or after your body hair ritual. Apply directly to the skin to stay moisturized and alleviate any itching or irritation as hair grows back. Antimicrobial tea tree oil eliminates excess sebum in the pores to prevent ingrown hairs while Sweet Orange and Cedar Wood stimulates blood flow to speed up the healing process if you happen to get any.
If you haven’t got time to shower after sweating, be it at the gym, beach or ahem or following an afternoon delight, we recommend spraying the super fine toning mist all over your hairline, neck, and body and wiping away excess sweat (and possibly grime) with a towel. Its antiseptic properties help rebalance sebum production and acts as an antimicrobial agent on skin to help prevent skin irritation or body breakouts you might get from whatever type of fun in the sun you may be having.
Get your sweat on without worry
Rest and relax mind and body
Summer stress is real. Long days and the ever present heat can leave us craving sleep support. Spray a few pumps of Hydrosol on your pillow, your pajamas, or your sheets to help promote a good night’s rest. Research suggests that lavender may be useful in treating insomnia and restlessness. It doesn’t hurt that the rose water and orange blossom may also help prevent frizz and add shine to that pretty head of yours while you sleep. Hydrosol is the minimalist, multipurpose beauty lover's dream!
You should always patch test a small area on your wrist or forearm. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Please note that Body Oil contains nut derivatives and should not be used if you have a nut allergy. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we advise speaking with your trusted healthcare provider prior to applying botanical extracts.