We’re going away, and this is what we are packing!
As you probably know, I’m heading off to Costa Rica for a few weeks! I’ll be in Punta Uva outside of Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side of the country! It’s a wild and remote place where the jungle meets the ocean and there are exotic animals like the sloth, monkeys, toucans, jaguars, and parrots! Big hotels and resorts do not exist in this place. It will be very exciting to see and be able to connect with the origins of many of the ingredients we use all of the time. I have no doubt that it will be an eye opening special experience that will be sure to inspire for when I get back into the studio!
So here’s what I am bringing along for the trip!
Sweet Orange Shampoo & Conditioner
I have very thick and wavy/curly hair, so orange shampoo and conditioner is a must for me! Since I will likely be swimming in the ocean everyday, I will be washing my hair every single day! I am accustomed to only washing it every 3 or 4 days, but I will need to remove the sea salt from my hair or it will be too wild for me to manage! This shampoo and conditioner is going to last the entire trip of daily use, so that is also a huge advantage! Since I am only using carry-on luggage this set is absolutely ideal. I don’t have to worry about packing tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner in TSA compliant quart sized bags, I can instead use that quart sized bag for other important items, like sunscreen!
I also packed another set of this shampoo and conditioner as a gift for my hosts who own the apartment we are renting!
Citronella Calendula & Tropical Rainforest Soaps
Our Citronella Calendula will go through the ultimate test in Costa Rica! The bugs are ample and come in all shapes and sizes, but we’re hoping this soap can help curtail mosquito bites. I definitely do not want dengue fever, malaria, or zika while I am enjoying my vacation, but I don’t want to spend the whole trip worrying about it either, so I will just make sure to keep my skin protected from those buggers! We’re bringing along the Tropical Rainforest soap as well, because we’re going to be in the rainforest!
Deep Blue Bath Bomb
This bath bomb will be perfect since it is ocean themed and scented with Ylang Ylang. The beach we are staying at is known to have ylang ylang trees that fill the air with their beautiful aroma. If they ask me what this is in security at the airport, I’m definitely not going to call it a bath BOMB, but rather a bath fizzy… I definitely don’t want any trouble!
Other miscellaneous items:
I’m so excited to get going! We’re heading to the airport tonight at midnight and will arrive around 8pm EST on the 15th!
If you are local be sure to stop by the studio for September First Friday on September 2nd! We’ll be releasing all of our new fall 2016 products, so you don’t want to miss it!