We’re Spruce and Honey Waxing Parlor – a natural waxing and apothecary shop located in the charming Cannery District of Bozeman, Montana.
Welcome to our little blog where we’ll be breaking down the waxing experience from top to bottom (literally) while giving you our favorite content surrounding natural skincare, modern beauty, health, and wellness.
We promise to always make you feel comfortable and at ease here, so leave your worries (and modesty) at the door.
Our motto this summer has been to live low maintenance.
Why? Well for one, you’re a natural beauty. You don’t need anything to make you look any different than you already are. And two - the last thing you should stress about is your skin and makeup routine when there are so many other fun things to do like float the river or have a cold one at the rodeo with your girlfriends.
So to make life easier, we’ve rounded out our favorite skincare products for summer that we’re currently carrying in our natural apothecary shop – ones that will help save your skin and save you time all summer long.
RAHUA HYDRATION DETANGLER + UV BARRIER
This moisturizing formula softens hair, smooths frizz (without being heavy) and prevents breakage and damage. Plus, the plant-power of Morete oil helps provide a UV defense barrier.
S&H Tip: Great for days when you want to just let your hair air dry. Add a few spritzes of Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray and you are ready to go.
ERE PEREZ BEETROOT CHEEK & LIP TINT
This tint is a long-lasting colour meant for both your cheeks and lips. It’s a water-based formula featuring beetroot extracts that nourish and hydrate your skin. Rich in antioxidants, this healthy tint acts as a natural blush/stain and lasts all day long – even in the summer heat.
S&H Tip: Perfect for a pop of colour on no make-up days or when it’s way too hot to deal with lipstick or sticky gloss.
We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again – the Everyday Oil is one of our all-time faves. As an all-natural, unisex skincare line, it’s perfect for your whole body (and your whole family!). It features a blend of organic cold-pressed plant oils and steam-distilled essential oils that are cleansing, hydrating and balancing for your body.
This blend as a combination of cold-pressed plant oils; Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba and Castor Oil, along with a few essential oils like Palo Santo, Lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage.
S&H Tip: We love to put this on our legs when wearing shorts or dresses to give our stems a little sheen. It’s also a great all-in-one product for camping; you can use it in your hair to tame frizz or as an oil cleanser to remove dirt and sunscreen.
ERE PEREZ HERBAL FACE TONIC
Bring tired skin back to life with this balancing botanical tonic perfect for all skin types. Spritz on hydration with a potent, herbal blend of green tea, witch hazel, citrus, geranium, aloe vera and rosemary. This tonic helps to revive tired, dry skin and delivers a dose of antioxidants. It also has hyaluronic acid features to reinvigorate your skin.
S&H Tip: Use this as a post-sun treatment to soothe overworked skin through the power of witch hazel and aloe vera.
Each of these products goes through a serious evaluation in order to ensure it’s safe for both you and our environment - making everything we carry “Spruce & Honey approved".
To help you with your summer skincare routine, we’ve outlined a little more about what products and ingredients we recommend tossing from your routine and what we recommending adding.
Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, AHA’s and BHA's
serums containing hyaluronic acid vitamin C to plump and fight free radical damage (botnia hydrating serum/ ursa major vitamin c)
chemical sunscreens ( according to EWG, endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as oxybenzone may mimic hormones, cause endometriosis and can pose a risk to reproductive systems
look for physical blocks containing non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
undiluted essential oils - especially bergamot, orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and mandarin which can cause phototoxic damage to the skin
plant oils containing natural antioxidants like marula oil and pomegranate seed extract (glo protect oil)
heavy make-up that will melt off your face.
clean dewy skin, spf, a bit of waterproof mascara and a little tinted lip/cheek balm (ere perez avocado waterproof mascara and olio e osso lip and cheek tints)
Here’s to a low maintenance summer,
Spruce & Honey