Monday, December 15, 2014
beauty + home gift guide
here is the last gift guide, I have being using these products + gifted to others (except the cookie-mix) to be sure they are quality, thoughtful gifts. all are vegan, non-toxic, some organic and most eco-conscious. to me quality is in the effort put into creating products that benefit us & the environment. these are also ideal for stocking stuffers or simply, winter holidays gifts to keep you warm/moisturized/happy.
eden's garden good night essential oil / this is the year I discovered the glory of essential oils. in fall I began researching on essential oils for my burner and found these synergy blend of Chamomile, Lavender, Peru Balsam, Sandalwood, & Ylang Ylang. It smells divine, you can use essential oils topically if you dilute them with carrier oils, or just opening them and sniffing them. I like this band because its 100% pure (no additives) and really any oil you get be it for culinary or beauty should be in dark bottles, its a pure method of perceiving the oils and keeping them fresh! pair this with Badger sleep balm
kuumba-made vanilla musk body oil normally I dont purchase things labeled fragance but kuumba-made uses oils and resins from flowers, plants, roots and trees. but really I purchased this because it smells so yummy, I love vanilla and I like to rub this on my wrists after a shower as I head to bed.
laurel skin body oil I got this for my mother and she fell in love with this oil, which is a great feat because my mother is particular about (everything) nonetheless I'm not spruced because Laurel uses whole, organic, ingredients in her creations. my mother was a sun-lover when she was a child so she loves this oil because it helps her deal with damaged skin - it has rosehip seed, avocado, and tamanu oils that help protect and keep skin healthy. its also packaged in a dark bottle, which shows they know their chemistry! keeps the oils fresh.
objects with purpose candle tin sampler / comes with three tins of scents at random & matches, I was kind of surprised how much I loved the scents, personally I got gifted, archetype rising & francesca's chai. they are made with organic coconut butter and when you light the candle, you can use the oil/butter as a body massage oil, moisturizer, etc. Really thoughtful gifts with multi-uses.
free people serenity loose-leaf tea / Winter means indulging in warm beverages (especially on rainy days). I adore this tea. its herbal feat. lemon balm, rose petals, chamomile, strawberry & valerian root. Light and sweet
paine's basalm fir incense / makes your room smell like a forest, 100% natural and sustainable (most incense are not pure.) so if you're like me and would rather be out in the great outdoors this is an fitting gift. it also comes with a little stand to place the incense rods in.
free people chocolate/mint cookie mix / *according to the site this one is vegan & gluten free but its not certified g.f. so keep that in mind. nonetheless its a cute looking gift,