I think many of us misunderstand what self-care is. It’s best understood in terms of what self care isn’t: It isn’t just for those with tons of money. It isn’t something that takes a ton of time. It isn’t ‘self improvement’. It isn’t numbing out with Netflix or a gallon of Haagen Daz. Self care is doing something nurturing for yourself right in the moment. It is simple, like putting a blanket in the dryer for five minutes then wrapping yourself up in its warm hug. The physical and emotional benefits from self care are huge and they last.
A wonderful product to have on hand that fits the self care definition is Zum Rub ($10) by Indigo Wild. Zum Rub is a goat’s milk and shea butter moisturizer for dry skin that can be used anywhere on the body. Skin, heels, cuticles, lips, tattoos, makeup removal, hair frizzies — you name it, Zum Rub soothes and heals it.
Zum Rub comes in nine different scents from Lavender to Dragon’s Blood. I love the Frankincense & Myrrh scent, which is sweet and woodsy. It makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. This salve isn’t greasy, just super hydrating and healing. I use it everywhere – my lips, my elbows, even on my feet before exercise to help prevent blisters.
You can find Zum Rub and all sorts of wonderful Zum body and cleaning products online at www.indigowild.com, as well as in grocery stores, health food stores, farmers markets…the website has a very handy store locator and I’m sure there is a place near you. Stock up on great products like Zum Rub for quick and easy self care that will make your life even more enjoyable! – Lisa
Ingredients: Certified organic sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, beeswax (natural, not refined or bleached), carnauba wax, certified organic shea butter, goat’s milk, essential oils, fragrance oil & vitamin E.