Hi, beauties! I'm super excited to share about my newest skincare #obsession, Aimee Raupp Beauty! Aimee's products have been on my radar for a while now after I first experienced her line at one of Nitika Chopra's Self Love Celebrations. I also heard rave reviews from my friend and mentor Rebecca Casciano, founder of Sacred Beauty Salon (p.s. now enrolling for online series happening later this fall!)
After learning more about Aimee's work in fertility and women's health, the philosophy of her no-nonsense natural line began to deeply resonate with me. Being pregnant these last six months has been the greatest blessing and gift. Every day I feel the flutters of life, and a supreme connection to the women who came before me. It's like I'm finally part of a club that I never even knew existed. The thought of someone trying to get pregnant, and being denied that experience because of health problems makes my heart ache. It's something that isn't really talked about enough among women. So often I think we feel alone and isolated in our experiences.
When so many of the products on shelves have been linked to hormone disruption, it seems like a clear choice to purge those questionable items out of our beauty bags for good... especially when fertility is involved. All of Aimee Raupp's products are hand crafted, organic, gluten, soy, dairy and cruelty free. What's even better is that each ARB product comes with a mantra card that reads, "You are beautiful" reminding us that true beauty buds from self love and self respect.
So let's talk details! I'm absolutely loving the skin-softening yummy golden nectar also known as the Organic Nourishing Oil. It's lightweight and the blend of Bulgarian pink roses, helichrysum, turmeric and geranium is absoluely divine. It just feels like a treat to apply. I find it goes on best when I spritz my skin with an herbal toner, then press in 2-3 pumps of the oil and massage gently working upward (gravity does enough downward, thank you very much).
Another standout is the Organic Belly Butter. I've been scooping a quarter sized whipped dollop out and applying right after I shower when skin is most receptive to lock in hydration. It's a simple, straightforward formulation mixed with coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E, and rosehip seed oil (Rosehip is proven to reduce hyperpigmentation) and a blend of uplifting pure essential oils. It's called "Belly Butter" but I can see this being great for anyone, belly or not! I've been applying it on my arms, too, and seeing improvement to the pesky keratosis pilaris that sometimes appears (especially during times of increased stress.)
Lastly, I'm crazy about Aimee's aromatherapy rollers! They come in a set containing, Chill, Happy, and Love and you better believe these will make it into my overnight bag that I'll bring along to the hospital. They are a great alternative to synthetic perfumes and are the perfect midday pick me up to roll onto pulse points. My favorite so far is LOVE which contains pink rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, and sandalwood...mmm...dreamy!
Have you tried Aimee Raupp Beauty? I'd love to hear your feedback and answer any questions! Feel free to connect anytime by leaving comments below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending me some love on Instagram, @jessarnaudin!
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!