Okay, this collection of must haves is a little…random, I’ll admit it, but they are still M U S T H A V E S nonetheless. I’m talking stockpile situation here guys.
First up, my must haves. Now, I’m usually a good sleeper. What I mean by that, is although my children aren’t always the best sleepers (looking at you, three year old) I have never had any issues with sleeping. Lately though, after the baby gets up or the aforementioned three year old crawls into my bed because she had a nightmare about “tormados” (why are tornado/volcano fears her big thing right now?? Did she accidentally watch something on the Discovery channel she shouldn’t have?! It’s a mystery, folks) I have trouble falling back to sleep.
Enter, Sleepy by Lush. Or, as I like to call it, THE BEST THING EVER. The lavender and tonka (from the tonka bean, sort of a vanilla and cinnamon-y fragrance) scent is dreamy (pun intended) and because it’s made from natural ingredients, I even use it on the kids (when I feel like sharing). I’m telling you, it’s like a sleeping pill in lotion form. As soon as I put it on I can feel my eyelids getting heavy. Besides the sleep inducing scent, it is a great moisturizer for the whole family. I’m hoarding it.
Next up was a random Target purchase over the summer that turned into a favorite. I picked up a bottle of Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves Spray on a whim because I was in a hair rut and had visions of gently tousled beach waves dancing in my head. What I got was slightly tousled and ever so slightly wavier hair but the scent, OMG THE SCENT. It has the loveliest fragrance that is so light but not too light, I get compliments on it all the time and I basically wear this hair mist as perfume now. So that’s my secret. (ps I haven’t seen it in Target in weeks but you can get it on Amazon still, thankfully).
Getting kids to floss is so fun, RIGHT?! After many previous attempts at making flossing “fun” fizzled out, my mom bought us this Plackers Flosser Friend. It’s not a crazy complicated idea, it’s seriously just the Plackers flossers inside this monster looking holder, but for whatever reason my kids love him and literally will floss every day without me asking them to. Seriously.
This Hello toothpaste is another new find that I will be stockpiling. Made for the new-to-brushing set, this toothpaste is a clear gel with soothing aloe vera and high quality sweeteners made from plants (like xylitol and erythritol) for babies and toddlers 3 months to 2 years. It’s organic and totally safe if swallowed, so it’s perfect for my one year old who prefers the “suck all the toothpaste off immediately” method of brushing. Plus, that packaging? So cute. I found it at Target.