Now that things are starting to look more in place at home, David and I recently found a gym to join nearby. Keeping up with a fitness routine was a bit of a challenge in LA because we didn’t live conveniently close to a gym and didn’t want to sit in traffic for up to an hour to get to one. Luckily, the one we joined in Palm Springs is just a five minute drive from us! In addition to working out at the gym, I also enjoy the different classes offered, such as yoga, pilates, and body sculpting. This new routine inspired me to put together a handy gym bag which I also take on hikes when I feel like exploring the outdoors! Today, I’m sharing some products by SweetSpot Labs that I can’t leave the house without on an active day.
With temperatures rising up into the triple digits here in the desert, staying clean and fresh is crucial. The extreme heat has caused my skin to become a lot drier… to the point where I will shed and peel like my lizard! It’s sort of scary and not so pretty. So, keeping my skin hydrated and using products with natural ingredients is important to me. SweetSpot’s Neroli Mandarin Gentle Wash and Neroli Mandarin On-The-Go Wipes work hand-in-hand perfectly to give my body the TLC it deserves and keep it clean, hydrated, and feeling soft.
NEROLI MANDARIN GENTLE WASH
Firstly, this wash is not only super gentle and refreshing, it also has a really delightful tropical scent. I feel like I’m on a summer getaway every time I use it! Made of coconut derived cleansers, this cleanses the body without stripping it of the essential oils. It is also infused with skin softening emollient oils of apricot kernel and sunflower, and panthenol, an ingredient that softens the skin.
I like to use this wash after an intense fitness class or gym session. It’s safe for everyday use all over the body, and it’s a bonus that the pretty packaging adds nice color in my bathroom. It’s also travel-friendly, which makes it ideal to pack into my gym bag. Since it’s so gentle, I never have to worry about it causing my skin to flake. In fact, my skin is always feeling soft and supple after I use it!
NEROLI MANDARIN ON-THE-GO WIPES
These on-the-go wipes are seriously must-haves. I have a pack in my car, another in my regular purse, and one in my gym bag! These wipes are made with 98% natural ingredients, are clinically tested, and are gynecologist recommended. Not only are these wipes perfect for an instant refresh after the gym, they are LIFESAVERS when you’re hiking and sweating in the desert heat.
Having these handy allows me to quickly clean up before brunch if I don’t have time to go home and shower first. They smell so good — even my friends have asked me what scent I have on. These days, I don’t wear much perfume so the answer’s got to be these Neroli Mandarin wipes! It’s relieving to know that I can smell fresh throughout the day without having to take multiple showers a day due to the scorching weather here.
I love that these wipes are super versatile. Not only are they useful at the gym or during/after a long hike, they’re nice for gals to keep around to refresh your sweet spot during your period or a night out. The aloe, cucumber, pineapple, and cranberry extracts in these wipes leave me feeling fresh and fabulous all day long!
What are your gym bag essentials or body must-haves as summer approaches?
Photos by David Potter
***Special thanks to SweetSpot Labs for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***