We’re rounding the corner into that busy time of year when you may be racking your brain to come up with the most wonderful, original gift ideas. Luckily, you still have time on your side.
Surely you and everyone on your list could use some stress relief and relaxation. We may not be able to visit spas in person, but we can still surprise and delight someone on our list with a spa-like experience. Give a gift basket, filled with locally made lotions, lip balm, massage oil, and soap – like our artisanal cold process soap, infused with fragrant scents of the season, that add a festive touch to your bath and leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
We’ve talked a little bit about the beneficial healing effects of essential oils in an earlier blog. Now we want to tell you about the reminiscent aromas of the essential oil blends we use in six of our handmade soaps that conjure up special memories of winter festivities.
Cinnamon Oat - Cinnamon leaf oil – like the cinnamon sticks we float in hot cider or use as a straw to sip up hot cocoa – stimulates circulation and reduces stress. No wonder so many of our baked goods are spiced with cinnamon during this time of year.
Lavender - The everpresent calming balm of lavender – a dreamy reminder of gentle summer breezes lingering in the months to come – is always welcomed in stressful times and promotes and encourages relaxation.
Lavender Mint - Lavender and peppermint – evocative of cheerful candy canes filling containers, peeking from stockings and dancing on your tree – simultaneously provide a relaxing balm and a needed boost of energy.
Lemon Ginger - Lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, clary sage, and ginger – adding slices of lemon and ginger and breathing in the warming aroma as you sip a fresh brewed cup of hot Earl Grey tea – reduce anxiety and stress, and revitalize energy.
Doesn’t this make your mouth water? Raise a glass and share your holiday cheer – indulge yourself, your bestie, mom, dad, sister, brother or special someone.