I participated in this sponsored campaign for Palmer’s® Coconut Oil Formula on behalf of One2One Network. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have fun trying new skin products and the Palmer’s coconut body line was no exception! I’ve used Palmer’s products over the years and they’ve always worked well for me. And as a busy mom that enjoys having well-moisturized skin, I was excited to try all the Palmer’s coconut oil formula products—they’re dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and they are free of sulfates and harsh chemicals. I don’t know about you, but these are the kinds of things that I like to know before trying a new product. Also, I feel like I have to mention that I like the scent of a freshly opened coconut! I think it’s fun that Palmer’s has incorporated the benefits of coconut oil into a line of body products.
Okay, so let’s back up a second. You know how I mentioned that I’m a busy mom? To be totally honest, I don’t like it and I often feel like I’m way too busy. In the last couple of weeks it has really been a struggle—it was the end of the semester for me (I’m currently getting my master’s in business administration) and with that comes tests, papers due, projects due. All of the school things.
Plus, it always feels like I have a to do list a mile long with things around the house, including schedules, school, grocery shopping, appointments, etc. Plus, lots of blog work (there is more work involved in running a blog than you might think! Of course, I enjoy doing a lot of what I do or else I wouldn’t do it! But, I am essentially a writer/editor/photographer/photo editor/office manager/scheduler/social media manager—I am wearing a lot of hats & some of them are hats I never wore before blogging). And more importantly I’m the wife of a wonderful man and the mother of two sweet, wonderful, energetic toddlers. If reading the last two paragraphs doesn’t make you tired, I don’t know what will, which is why I say I think I’m too busy.
And a lot of us are really busy these days, right? For me, that means I often don’t take a lot of time for myself even though it’s really important for me to take care of myself (and I would even argue that it’s more important now as a wife & mom than back in my single days).
So, I can get too busy sometimes and self-care can fall by the wayside—which is another reason I was so excited to receive these products. Because I feel like taking care of my skin is a very simple way of taking care of me! And “me” needs moisturized skin.
Four of the products I received from Palmer’s moisturize my skin for hours: the coconut oil formula body lotion, body cream, body oil, and hand cream (this one is currently in my purse because my hands tend to get dry & I like having it around to use when I need it).
Still, like I said, it keeps my skin moisturized for hours so after I use the hand cream (above photo) I don’t find myself constantly re-applying it, which I like. And the body cream is so soft on my skin!
In fact, the other day I caught myself thinking about if I was taking care of my skin (like I said it can sometimes get dry) and then I realized that I had used the body cream that morning. It might sound funny, but just remembering that I had taken the time for self-care that morning helped me feel good.
The two other products I received are new products to the Palmer’s coconut body line: the coconut oil formula anti-oxidant firming lotion and the coconut oil formula body firming sheet mask. The firming lotion can be used daily as a firming moisturizer. As for the firming sheet mask, it comes with two masks in one package (they can be used at the same time). They are for problem areas, so for example: I can use one on each leg. A key ingredient in the sheet mask is sweet almond oil, which improves skin’s elasticity and helps tone.
I’ve partnered with Palmer’s to give away a set of the NEW Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula firming products to 5 winners! Something that I love about blogging is being able to do giveaways and share fun products with others. It makes me happy to be able to tell someone they’ve won a giveaway and I don’t care how cheesy that sounds! So head on over to my Instagram account @emilybognerblog to enter.
And, remember to take care of yourself–it is something I’m definitely going to keep working on too and taking care of my skin is such a simple way to do it! How do you focus on self-care? Share your self-care ideas in the comments!