February 7, 2014

{review} living libations dry brush & lymph + tonic

living libations dry brush and lymph tonic

Happy Friday blushers! Getting to the end of  work week can sometimes feels like you’ve just run a marathon, non? You’re mentally and physically exhausted and can usually be found under your desk mumbling some kind of jibberish that only makes sense to you. Or at least that’s how I would be after a marathon.

Last night, recognizing I had become one of those runners, decided to engage in a few therapeutic girly activities. I brewed a pot of Ms. Tilly Rosalie’s Beauty Tea, made my own floral arrangement to cheer up the kitchen, whipped up a spiced coffee facial scrub and took a bath. But before jumping into a tub of loving hot water I brushed my coat.

As I was dry brushing my skin I thought about how it was just like brushing a horse’s coat -and dammit if I wasn’t going to be ‘best in show’!

frozenThe human body is made up of 80% oxygen atoms and oxygen ion levels sky rocket with air friction -which dry brushing happily provides. In addition to generating oodles of ions and exfoliating off all those dead skin cells, dry brushing also has massive benefits for the body’s circulatory and nervous systems.

When I ordered the dry body brush from Living Libations I also threw the lymph+tonic, an undiluted blend of circulation-enhancing essential oils, into my shopping cart. Just add add a couple of drops to your palm, run the brush over it and then begin brushing upwards towards your heart starting at the feet.

Without fail, every year winter bestows desert-dry, bumpy skin on me

Love-and-Other-Drugsbut daily dry brushing, coupled with body oil application, has really softened its texture and I’ve noticed a certain flushness. Fish-belly whiteness aside, my skin looks healthy. Essentials oils like cypress, yarrow and rosemary never cease to amaze me.

So, do I intend to ever give up dry brushing?


I like my softer skin just the way it is. Seriously, you have to try this out if you haven’t already.

Thanks for joining me this week and have a great weekend!

  • Hmmm I am intrigued. How often does it have to be done?

    • lifeinblush

      as often as you want! But you’ll see better results if you’re more consistent and do it at least 2-3x a week.

  • I’m a dry brush convert. It makes me feel very rejuvenated (zingy?). Thank you for adding in some skin science that I can even understand before my morning cup of joe.

    • lifeinblush

      umm how much do I love that you feel, and used the word, “zingy”?? I need to find a way to use it today – it’s too good!

  • Margie

    Makes sense!!