20 Brilliant Products To Use At Night To Wake Up Smelling Fresher

It can be extremely difficult to find reliable beauty products that work overnight, especially ones that make you feel fresher when you wake up. That's because most so-called personal hygiene "solutions" out there are a bit of a catch-22. When it comes to longterm results, loads of products actually make it harder for your body to cleanse itself naturally.

When I first started taking holistic health and nutrition classes, I was prepared to clean out my refrigerator and pantries, but I never thought I'd need to give my beauty cabinet a complete overhaul, too. However, I quickly learned that everything you put on your skin absorbs into your body, and many of the products I was using to help me feel cleaner were actually mucking up my body in the long run.

I quickly learned that antibacterial soaps often strip the beneficial flora off your skin which are there to fight odor-causing bacteria and balance oil production. Antiperspirants can clog up your pores so your body can't sweat effectively, and dehydrating facial cleansers and shampoos sometimes prompt your body to produce more oil so it can adequately moisturize itself.

As a result, I'm now a massive believer in natural hygiene options that help you to cleanse and balance your body simultaneously. Here are a few brilliant nighttime products that you can use to feel especially refreshed and rejuvenated come morning, without all those unpleasant ingredients.

1. This Genius Mineral Salt Spray That Deodorizes Over Night

Crystal Deodorant Essence Pomegranate Spray, $13, Amazon

My personal go-to deodorant is made from natural mineral salts, which coat the skin in a odor-blocking layer without any harsh or artificial ingredients. Crystal Deodorant Essence pomegranate spray is hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and uses the same mineral salts, but since it's got a fresh pomegranate scent and can be sprayed anywhere on the body, it's great for long-term freshness — especially overnight.


2. Keep Your Hair Cleaner And Softer For Longer With Cleansing Conditioner

R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner, $30, Amazon

My hair has become infinitely less oily since I've been washing with cleansing conditioner because instead of stripping the scalp, it helps to balance natural oil production. R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner is extremely highly-rated because it strengthens the cuticle, reduces frizz, and removes dirt and buildup, all while nourishing and balancing your hair so it stays cleaner for longer. Reviewers also say it feels and smells amazing.


3. This Pillowcase Keeps Your Body Cool And Your Skin Blemish-Free

Nufabrx Pillowcase, $35, Amazon

The Nufabrx pillowcase is marketed to heal acne caused by your pillow, but it's great for so many other things, too. It's made with bamboo to wick moisture, absorb excess oil, and keep you dry and fresh all night, and it's got a proprietary serum containing lavender, lemon balm, tea tree, making it antibacterial as well as hydrating for your skin and hair.


4. This Cleanser With Essential Healthy Bacteria

TULA Skin Care Purifying Face Cleanser, $28, Amazon

I'm a huge believer in probiotics both inside the body and out, and that's because a healthy microbiome is the root of a healthy body. TULA purifying face cleanser skips all the rough ingredients and instead uses probiotics to balance, heal, and cleanse skin while removing makeup and debris. Reviewers are saying it's the best their skin has ever looked, and pores are smaller, moisturized, and refreshed.


5. Control Body Odor With This Probiotic Spray

Mother Dirt AO+ Mist Live Probiotic Skin Spray, $50, Amazon

Another way to replenish skin with essential bacteria is to spray it right on, and Mother Dirt AO+ Mist live probiotic skin spray is loaded with non-irritating peacekeeper bacteria that can be sprayed anywhere on the body to heal rashes, control body odor, and reset the skin's natural cleansing balance.

6. This Essential Oil Spray For A Clean Body And A Happy Mind

Lavender + Chamomile Aromatherapy Mist, $23, Amazon

This multi-purpose Lavender + Chamomile aromatherapy mist has a mixture of natural ingredients including essential oils that help your body feel relaxed and clean before bed. It's great for the skin as well as the mind (and can even be used on your pillow), and since it's lightweight and cleansing, it'll help you wake up feeling refreshed every morning.


7. This Certified Organic Dry Shampoo That Blends Into Dark Hair

Beauty By Earth Dry Shampoo, $15, Amazon

I'm sure you've heard that washing your hair daily can actually make it more oily, and that's why Beauty By Earth dry shampoo is a godsend. It's made with all natural ingredients that absorb oil and add volume without drying your strands out, and it's specifically made to blend into dark hair without that chalky white appearance. Spritz it along your scalp and let it absorb overnight so you won't have to worry about it in the A.M.


8. Add Moisture Back Into The Air For Soft, Clean Skin

Remote Control Essential Oil Diffuser And Humidifier, $40, Amazon

Sleeping in an especially dry room can cause your skin to flake and crack, which then tells your body to produce more oil to heal it — and this is doubly true for the winter when your heater is running 24/7. A bedside tool like this essential oil diffuser and humidifier can add essential moisture back into the air. It can run for up to ten hours, gives you a cool and refreshing mist, can be used alongside your favorite oils, and has a remote control as well as seven different color functions for extreme relaxation.


9. Charcoal Powder That Delivers Sensitivity-Free Teeth Whitening

Active Wow Teeth Whitening, $25, Amazon

Liquid mouthwashes with harsh ingredients like alcohol can actually dry out your salivary flow, which is there to flush out bad bacteria and keep your mouth fresh. A powder like Active Wow Teeth Whitening is made with activated charcoal, which helps to absorb odors, stains, and bacteria without disrupting your mouth's natural balance or giving your teeth that awful sensitive feeling some traditional whiteners do. It's excellent for gum health, and reviewers say that their mouth has never looked or felt cleaner.


10. A Natural Moisturizer Without Any Gooeyness

Earthereal Skin Daily Face Moisturizer Cream, $20, Amazon

If your skin is too dry, it can actually produce excess oil to compensate. However, the wrong moisturizer can leave you feeling greasy and oily right before bed. People are flipping over this Earthereal moisturizer cream. It's made from 100 percent natural ingredients that absorb easily into skin to hydrate and heal, and reviewers love that it "doesn't leave any excess gooeyness on [their] face."


11. This Mouthwash That Makes Oil Pulling Delicious And Convenient

Doctor Gingers Coconut Oil Pulling Mouthwash, $18, Amazon

Oil pulling is an ayurvedic practice that detoxifies the mouth, and it does so because bacteria bonds to the oil and gets pulled out through the teeth. This Doctor Gingers oil pulling mouthwash is made with actual coconut oil to freshen breath and promote great oral health, and reviewers are saying things like, "I love this product! I have been oil pulling and teeth whitening with coconut oil,but this product tastes and smells great!"


12. Stay Fresher For Longer With This Incredible Natural Deodorant

Freedom All-Natural Deodorant, $16, Amazon

Deodorants with aluminum may keep you dry, but they can actually inhibit your body's natural detoxification system by clogging the pore to reduce sweating. An option like this Freedom all-natural deodorant isn't only more sensitive to your skin, but it helps you to smell fresher long-term because your body is able to cleanse. It's got oils and powders to keep you dry and free of odor-causing bacteria, and one reviewer puts it simply: "I have been using natural deodorants for over 20 years now... This is the best deodorant I have ever used." Plus, it comes in peach, bergamot mint, and lavender citrus scents.


13. Floss With Water For The Cleanest-Feeling Mouth Ever

Waterpik Cordless Advanced Water Flosser, $85, Amazon

Flossing before bed is extremely important, because plaque is left alone for several hours to build up and cause tooth decay and gum disease. Because it uses water instead of physical floss, many people find the Waterpik cordless advanced water flosser to be way more comfortable and convenient. It's rechargeable, portable, and holds a surprising amount of water, so you can get those hard-to-reach places right before bed.


14. These Bamboo Pajamas Wick Moisture To Keep You Dry All Night

Latuza Bamboo Pajama Set (Sizes S-XXL), $20, Amazon

Bamboo is an incredible fabric to sleep in if you sweat a lot at night, and that's because it's extremely absorbent, breathable, and moisture-wicking. Buyers cannot stop talking about how soft, silky, and comfortable these Latuza bamboo pajamas are, but "they actually feel slightly cool against your skin, so [they're] great for people who get warm at night." They're made with 95 percent viscose from bamboo, and five percent spandex for a stretchy, movable fit. They also come in 11 different colors.


15. Heal And Detox Before Bed With A Sea Salt Bath

Escape Aromatherapy Bath Crystals, $30, Amazon

A bath before bed can help you feel particularly relaxed and refreshed, but these Escape aromatherapy bath crystals use real Dead Sea salts and essential oils to cleanse and detoxify like nothing else. The set comes with four different blends that won't affect the pH of your skin, and instead leave your whole body balanced, detoxed, and super soft.


16. Pull Dirt Out Of Pores Overnight With Manuka Honey

Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Night Cream, $17, Amazon

Manuka honey makes for an awesome natural moisturizer, especially if you're looking to stay fresh. That's because it hydrates, balances oil production, and pulls bacteria out of pores. People are absolutely loving this Wild Ferns Manuka honey night cream because it's primarily natural, totally non-greasy, and absorbs easily into skin for a clean, soft feeling.


17. This Cool Mint Powder Keeps You Dry All Night And Day

Fromonda Cool Mint Talc Free Powder, $10, Amazon

Made with awesome essential oils and zero talc, Fromonda cool mint powder helps absorb any moisture or oil so you feel fresh all day and night. It's got spearmint and tea tree oil to keep you especially cool and and clean, and since it's entirely natural, it's safe on even the most sensitive skin. Reviewers love it on their feet, underarms, or anywhere else their bodies produce moisture.


18. Balance, Tone, And Cleanse With Rosewater

Alteya USDA Organic Bulgarian Rose Water, $16, Amazon

Rose water is one of my personal favorite fresheners, because it balances pH, has antibacterial properties, and is loaded with antioxidants. This Alteya Bulgarian rose water is USDA-organic and pure, so it's still got all of its original toning, cleansing, and nourishing properties. It's also a great option for removing makeup before bed without stripping the skin, so you go to sleep with a clean face that's hydrated instead of dry and flaky. Best of all, it smells incredible.


19. Smell Delightful Without Disrupting Your Body's Detoxification System

Schmidt's Rose + Vanilla Natural Deodorant, $9, Amazon

Another awesome deodorant to help you feel fresh and healthy long-term, Schmidt's Rose + Vanilla natural deodorant is free of aluminum, phthalates, and parabens. Instead, it's got plant-based powders and oils that absorb wetness and fight odor-causing bacteria all without disrupting your body's natural detoxification system.


20. Nourish Skin Before Bed Rather Than Stripping It

Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar, $10, Amazon

Harsh antibacterial soaps strip the necessary oil and flora that help your skin stay clean on its own. Using a gentler, more natural soap like this Dead Sea mud soap bar helps to cleanse and balance skin so you feel fresher for longer. It skips all the artificial ingredients and uses healthy oils and actual dead sea salts to hydrate, heal, and cleanse, and reviewers are calling it their "cure-all" for skin issues.

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