My Little Nighttime Ritual + My ‘Sleepy-Time’ Latte


I’ve been wanting to share my new favorite nighttime ritual with you guys! I recently incorporated two new things into my routine and I’m REALLY loving both! One of them is a ‘sleepy-time turmeric latte’ made with calming herbs and the other is a new toothpaste discovery – Tom’s of Maine luminous white! My nighttime routine now incorporates both of these.

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Once I’m all cozy in my pajamas I head into to kitchen to make my new favorite sleepy-time tonic (or that’s what I like to call it). It incorporates some calming herbs and is of course caffeine-free. The ingredients are almond milk (any milk will work), water, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, pepper, coconut butter, honey and ashwagandha. Nutmeg is one of the best herbs for calming the mind, cardamom is soothing to the nervous system and ashwagandha is an adaptogen that helps your body deal with stress. Last but not least, turmeric reduces inflammation, lowers your blood sugar levels, boosts your immune system, helps your liver to detoxify, and is incredible for your digestive system – all important things that will help you get a good night of sleep. I shared the recipe for the tonic at the bottom of this post.

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After sipping on my nighttime latte I brush my teeth using my new favorite toothpaste. To be honest my teeth were looking a little yellow lately so I had been searching for the perfect whitening toothpaste for a while now. As you may or may not be aware, I only use non-toxic, natural products and most of the whitening toothpastes on the market are made with ingredients that are FAR from natural. It’s important to read the labels of the products you’re buying – so many toothpastes contain artificial flavors, colors and preservatives – YUK!

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I was thrilled when I discovered Tom’s of Maine new luminous white toothpaste. It’s their most advanced whitening toothpaste ever. I truly noticed whiter teeth after using this toothpaste for only 2 weeks, so I can’t imagine how much whiter my teeth will be after one month. This toothpaste removes surface stains (versus regular fluoride toothpaste). It’s also safe on Enamel and safe for everyday use. The toothpaste is made up of biodegradable or mineral-derived ingredients and contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. I can now feel more confident when I smile instead of being insecure about my teeth being a bit yellow.

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I love Tom’s of Maine products for many reasons. They believe truly natural products are better for your body and the environment, which aligns so well with my beliefs. I always want to support companies that have similar beliefs as I do. I know that I’ll never find potentially harmful ingredients in their products. All Tom’s of Maine natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives, I also love that they’ll never test their ingredients or products on animals. Another positive: all Tom’s of Maine packaging in recyclable! Last but not least, 10% of profits go to human and environmental goodness.


Sleepy-Time Tonic

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  • Prep Time: 5 hours
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  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pinch of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom & black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ashwagandha


  1. Bring water and almond milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Once the liquid is simmering add in the in the coconut butter, honey, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper and ashwagandha.
  3. Pour into a blender and blend for about 30 seconds, or until everything is well combined.
  4. Pour into a mug, drink warm, and chill out!

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