What I'm currently loving...
1. Tazo: wild sweet orange
This tea is heavenly! I've only had coffee a handful of times in the last several months and not because I'm fearful of caffeine while pregnant. Coffee just doesn't taste very good to me!
Drinking a mug of this sweet citrus tea is my favorite nightly ritual. Though, as I'm currently nursing a slight cold, it's more likely my favorite hourly ritual. LOL.
2. The Honest Co.: hand sanitized spray
I recently had to re-stock my travel size because GERMS. Ugh. I was at the doctor's office a few weeks ago listening to all those flu-ish coughs and practically bathing in this stuff. Also, I'm a super weirdo and I love the strong alcohol scent of hand sanitizers.
3. Baked "hard boiled" eggs:
Speaking of smells, I can't handle the smell of eggs being cooked right now. It's making me sick just thinking of it and as I'm not a huge meat fan either, I've been needing an alternate means of protein to consume (besides all the peanut butter I've been inhaling.) Whew, hormones! LOL. I recently tried the baked eggs technique and it was GENIUS. The smell is mitigated and I can still enjoy eggs that are entirely cooked through. No runny yolks for a while, I'm afraid.
Pre-heat oven to 325 and baked the eggs in a muffin tin for 30 minutes. Toss them in a bowl of ice water to make peeling a breeze.
4. Lavender essential oil:
I'm not super educated on the concept of essential oils but I have a few that we regularly use at home. Mainly peppermint for nausea and headaches and lavender for respitory concerns, muscle tension and overall relaxation. Most nights, I sprinkle a few drops of oil on to a wash cloth and lay it on my forehead inhaling deeply. I do this while I'm already laying in bed and even just five minutes feels like I've spent some time at the spa which, as you already know, is my favorite. ;)
Feel free to share all of your pregnancy (and non-pregnancy) essentials below!