It takes a special kind of person to own and operate their own start-up, and Amanda Chantal Bacon has all of the force-of-nature qualities it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Founder of wellness brand Moon Juice, Bacon is a multi-talented author, wellness influencer, mother and business woman who has been running her successful supplement start-up for 10 years now. But, when she’s not writing cookbooks and curating supplements for the whole body, Bacon has a religious self-care routine of her own. Luckily for us all, the mogul shared all of her favorite tips and tricks for how she keeps herself well while running a wellness empire.
The Day to Day
With a schedule as busy as hers, Bacon says she wishes she could say she has a daily wellness routine: “That sounds relaxing.” Like many of us, it’s hard for the CEO to make time for a full self-care moment, but Bacon does have some “non-negotiables” she makes time for everyday as well as some monthly rituals to keep her going. For her skin, she swears by products with glutathione and vitamin C for keeping her face smooth and radiant. Some of her day-to-day makeup faves include ILIA’s Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara ($28), the Saie Brow Butter ($20), Living Libations Cheek Tint ($30) and Merit Beauty Tinted Lip Oil ($24). An advocate for a healthy lifestyle, she also stays true to eight hours of sleep every night and a vegetable every day.
On a more spiritual note, Bacon incorporates “moments to drop into a very still place within, even if I’m sitting in a very loud place as well as moments to appreciate the beauty of the world happening all around me, even if the world feels impossible or I feel deflated” into her everyday. Bacon’s three other daily essentials are simple: “hugging, kissing, flossing!” When it comes to working out, she keeps it real. Does she have a daily fitness routine? “No, but in my dreams it would be to walk three miles daily and do pilates twice a week.”
Month to Month
In addition to her daily rituals, Bacon also shared the self-care practices she tries to incorporate at least once a month. Her go-to wellness treatments include a trip to an infrared sauna, a lymphatic stimulation massage, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and NAD infusions. When it comes to self-care rituals that don’t require a trip to the spa, she swears by “sunshine on my body, hikes, meditation, reading, sitting down for slow meals, and intermittent fasting.”
Rise and Shine
Getting a little more personal, we asked Bacon to reveal the first three things she does every morning: “Move my daughter off my head, hold onto the unawareness of all the things I have to manage for a few minutes, and listen for birds.” After her few moments of morning meditation, she digs into her stash of Moon Juice for her faves: “I use SuperYou ($49) for stress, SuperHair ($60), SuperBeauty ($60) and Ting ($42) to get in a lot of water and energy, and Sex Dust ($38) instead of coffee.” To wake up her skin, Bacon starts with a simple splash of water “followed by Plump Jelly Hyaluronic Serum ($58) and an antioxidant powder mixed into the jelly, and SuperBeauty for collagen and sun damage.”
How does this business mogul relax and unwind after a long day? She tells us she always turns to “more water with Magnesi-Om ($42), a gentle Milk Cleanse ($32) at night followed by Acid Potion ($42) and a swipe of Cosmic Cream ($58) if I need moisture or Marie Veronique’s Gentle Retinol Night Serum ($110).” For some full-body and mind relaxation, she ends the day with “a much needed 30 minutes to an hour of personal time and space to think about whatever I feel moved by. I’m not much of a film-watcher.”
No matter how busy we may be, Bacon shows us all how essential it is to take care of ourselves in order to take care of everything else in our lives. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take some advice from the Moon Juice mogul and splash some water on your face, find some quiet and listen for the birds.