I'm a Mom and CEO—Here's the Viral Supplement and Mood-Boosting Scent I Swear By

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The Lineup is a monthly series where we're giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and estheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can't-live-without products that make their worlds go 'round.

My favorite part about my getting-ready routine is spritzing on my favorite perfume. (ICYWW, my go-to and most complimented is the iconic Baccarat Rouge 540.) I think it's amazing how a little fragrance can make me feel so much more confident no matter the outfit I'm wearing. It turns out there's a reason for that: Smell is one of the most powerful senses. 

No one understands the powerful, brain chemistry–altering properties of a scent better than Courtney Somer, the founder of natural fragrance and bodycare company Lake & Skye (named after her two daughters). "Scent takes a different pathway in your brain than other senses. It affects our memories, moods, and emotions," she explains to me. "It has an effect on everything from how we feel to how much we taste our food. People use scent to make themselves feel good and uplift their emotions."

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Somer is well-versed in all things wellness (both mental and physical) and was passionate about it way before the popular TikTok trends and viral products we see today. "I went on over a decade to study everything from aromatherapy to reiki to meditation," she says. "I launched Lake & Skye with the intention of taking all of this knowledge and infusing it into products to bring out into the world."

Between body butter, body oil, perfume, candles, pillow spray, aromatic diffusers, and essential oils, there are countless ways to incorporate the uplifting properties of scent into your self-care routine. Keep reading to see all of Somer's wellness and beauty must-haves, including a viral supplement, a mood-boosting fragrance, and the lip mask she's never without.

Emma Walsh
Associate Beauty Editor, Branded Content

Emma is an associate beauty editor of branded content. She’s a passionate writer who loves all things beauty, wellness, and personal growth. Before pursuing writing, she worked in influencer marketing at Gallery Media Group, which owns digital brand PureWow. She lives in New York City, where you can usually find her running to a Pilates class or sipping on a green juice in the park.