Some of my favorite products are discoveries originally made by other moms. When my friend Jo gave me a swab of the Healing Balm by Khushi Spa and later gifted me a tub, I was hooked. Calendula is nature’s answer to anything that needs healing, for mom or baby.

Khushi’s products are all made of pure, natural ingredients, specifically essential oils, and hand-blended in small batches. Everything from the calming sprays to the invigorating scrubs makes me feel like I have a team of experts bringing me the best of nature in just the products I need.

So go ahead and buy for baby and use it yourself. The Mommy and Baby Essentials Set comes in a cute red tote, in which my favorite healing balm is accomponied by Khushi’s lavender and peaceful sprays as well as the ever so popular skin elixir. Priced at $54 on Khushi Spa’s web site.


tinted21.jpg This is it! MD Skincare’s All In One Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 is the secret cure to new mom blues.

Whether suffering from sleepless nights or winter skin, this ultimate must-have evens out skin tone with the sheerest coverage. It not only provides just the right amount of hydration to dry cheeks but also protects the whole face from the damaging effects of the sun.

I’ve tried other tinted moisturizers over the last four years and have never found one that provides the needed coverage while still working as a moisturizer. Browse the five available shades on or visit MD Skincare‘s own web site to get additional skincare tips. It’s a pricey commitment at $40 for a 1.7 oz pump but worth every penny! Once you get hooked, you won’t be able to go back.