Nashville summer days make us want to bare our shoulders, wear our favorite open-toed shoes and show a little skin. With these hot, humid days comes a much-needed change in our skincare routine. In this time of swapping out our beauty products, we try to steer away from harsh and harmful ingredients and opt for wholesome products. Thankfully for you, we have searched Nashville and found 10 of the best natural products for the season, so you can enhance your beauty while focusing on your overall wellness!
For the Body
Babescrub body products
These Babescrub products detoxify and bring balance to your beauty routine by eliminating harmful chemicals found in everyday products. This line is made to nourish, heal and help alleviate the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks — making it a must-have for the summer. Pick up the hand cream, body wash or hand wash ($38 to $42) at Castilleja and refresh your skin this summer.
French Girl organic products will leave your skin smooth and hydrated. They are made with certified organic aromatherapy-grade oils, which means they are distilled to retain the highest therapeutic power and effectiveness. Head to White’s Mercantile to pick up these products, which range in price from $16 to $40. Your skin will thank you.
If you are looking for ahimsa, compassion, contemplation, inspiration or mitzvah, put a dab of one of these healing oils on your wrists, temples, neck and heart. The scents of orange, cinnamon, clove, sandalwood and cedarwood are sure to help clear your head and get you back in a summertime state of mind. When you are seeking one of these presences, stop by Thistle Stop Cafe and pick up your oils, $8 each.
Farmstead milk soap
Little Seed Farm’s soaps are handmade on a farm in Tennessee. Crafted with organic oils and raw goat’s milk, each bar offers moisture, nourishment and protection for dry or irritated skin. Your skin will gladly soak in the natural minerals and vitamins derived from the goat’s milk, and the variety of essential oils offers scents that are pleasing, and not overbearing. Acme Feed & Seed, Batch, D. Luxe Home, Green Door Gourmet, Marche Artisan Goods, Music City Marketplace, OAK Nashville, Tinwings and Southernaire Market are a few of the stores that carry this Tennessee brand! These mini bars, found at Music City Marketplace, are $4.99.
For the Face
Lipstick and lip conditioner
When you need to revive, moisten and give your lips some color, drop by KORE + Nashville for an ILIA lipstick and lip conditioner, $26 each. These products are made with organic ingredients combined with modern colors and blended into a semimatte finish. Not only will they freshen up your lips, they will give you a new look for summer.
Lip, cheek & eye
RMS all-natural lip, cheek and eye, sold at Private Edition ($28 to $38), KORE + Nashville and The Cosmetic Market, is one of the most well-loved natural beauty lines. These products are made with raw, food-grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. Hurry and get them to revive your youthful glow!
Herbivore Botanicals’ products are 100 percent vegan, natural, safe, nontoxic and effective! Not to mention, we adore the minimalist packaging. Their line of masks clarifies and smoothes your skin and will leave you glowing. Sisters of Nature is a proud retailer of this line, and you can shop everything from masks (which start at $22) to bath salts and soaps.
Tata Harper products
All Tata Harper products are made with 100 percent natural and nontoxic ingredients. These have between nine and 29 active ingredients in a bottle, giving you multiaction and multifunctioning products so you can use less! Stop by Private Edition, Woo Skincare + Cosmetics, The Cosmetic Market or KORE + Nashville to start treating your body right with masks, cleansers, rejuvenating serum, body oils and moisturizers, which range in price from $58 to $95.
One Love Organics Makeup Remover
One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover is all the rage right now. The combination of natural oils and enzymes will leave your face not only feeling clean, but also exfoliated and moisturized. Thankfully, Poppy & Monroe carries this organic line. Snag a bottle of the makeup remover for $42, and you may never use anything else again.
For the Nails
AILA polish is a gift to your nails. This nail polish is free of eight of the most common ingredients in nail products, full of natural ingredients, and promotes nail and cuticle health. Drop by The Cosmetic Market, Therapy Systems, Private Edition, KORE + Nashville or Poppy & Monroe to get this locally made product ($17) and to start taking care of your nails!