AUG 29 2016

Organic Essential Oils + Addictively Woodsy Scent

I keep freshening sprays all around the house. Can’t stand it when things don’t smell good. The inside of the car? Check. The kitchen? Check. My gym bag? Check. My son’s gym bag? Needs two of ‘em.

Luckily we’ve come a long way from the synthetic and potentially harmful air fresheners like Febreeze. The new crop of green beauty and wellness brands offer freshening sprays that deliver refined and subtle fragrances with zero toxins. My latest find and current favorite is the all-natural Meteor Cosmic Freshening Spray by Captain Blankenship.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jana Blankenship in NYC this past August. Jana embodies her namesake line: she has the quintessential New England aura of clean, crisp and preppy with a touch of whimsy. It’s as if she's bottled her effortless beauty and aura into Captain Blankenship. I seriously had to stop myself from buying every single product.

4 fl oz. (US $20.00)

What is Meteor?

  • A multi-purpose freshener that can be used anywhere - linens, the car, kids’ backpacks, gym bags, the inside of running shoes, etc. 
  • You can also spray the addictively woodsy scent on your hair and body (trust me, you’ll want to).
  • The scent comes from a blend of organic vetiver, ylang ylang and wild harvested pine essential oils.

Why I Love the Ingredients

  • Jana drew on her childhood memories of summers spent in coastal Maine to recreate the experience of sand and sea. 
  • CB’s products use cold pressed organic plant oils, flowers, seaweeds, sea salt and organic essential oils.
  • The ingredients are organic and wild harvested, and when possible domestically grown. 
  • No synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates or fragrance. 
  • Packaging is recyclable and made from reusable glass.
  • Never tested on animals.
  • It’s great to be able to spray it liberally without worrying about what my family might be inhaling. The scent is neither too feminine nor too masculine and appeals to everyone in the house.

I love how Captain Blankenship describes the scent: 

“It reminds us of walking in the woods with a blanket of stars overhead.”

The next time I’m stuck in traffic with the kids in the car trying to make it on time to one of their activities, and they’re being so loud that I can barely drive, I’m going to spray Meteor around me and imagine I’m walking in the woods with stars overhead. It just might give me the moment of zen I desperately need.

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