Are you always trying to find the perfect gift for someone on your list? Or do you wait until the last minute and struggle to find something? Whether it is for a teacher, a coworker or a neighbor, Village Green Apothecary has natural gift options that even the pickiest person would love.
Dry skin brushing is a great way to stimulate circulation and good health. Baudelaire bath brushes are perfect for that purpose. They are made of cedar wood and 100% boar bristle. To dry brush, start at your feet and brush upward toward the heart. Then move on to your arms, beginning at the hands and working upward. Use firm, small strokes upwards, or work in a small, circular motion. For the stomach, work in a counterclockwise pattern.
After dry brushing, shower with one of many lovely bar soaps, such as those by Baudelaire Loofah soap. It has a refreshing pepperminty fragrance. This is the perfect bar for a morning shower and it is 100% natural. If you prefer more of a body wash, try Virginia First Tea Farm castille soaps in Green Tea Essence. Virginia First Tea Farm products are American-made, all-natural, fully vegan and never tested on animals. After cleansing, moisturize your skin with a body oil like this one from Dr. Hauschka.
Aromatherapy goes hand in hand with spas! Aromatherapy can have many health benefits, but it can also just smell nice. A diffuser from Spa Room, combined with a variety of essential oils from Plant Therapy, makes a wonderful gift for the person who has everything.
Plant Therapy has created a special line to help balance the 7 major chakras of your natural energy system via our Chakras Set. Chakras are subtle energy centers that intersect with our mind, body and spirit. These chakras are located along our spine in ascending order from base to crown. When our chakras are in balance, our natural energy flows smoothly, creating a sense of overall well-being. Use these essential oil synergies when you want to incorporate self-balancing rituals into your self-care routine. Aura Cacia even makes a car diffuser, so you can reap the benefits of aromatherapy on-the-go.
Candles are also a wonderful gift, especially when they are from Goodlight. Goodlight makes tea lights infused with a blend of pure essential and botanical oils. These oils are derived from plants, extracted by cold-pressing, steam or vacuum distillation. There are no phthalates, synthetic or artificial fragrances, chemicals, lead or paraffin. The wax is 100% palm wax and wicks are pure cotton.
Skin Care Gifts & Kits
Kits make great gifts because they allow you to test out smaller versions of products before you commit to the full size and price packaging. They are also fantastic for traveling. Skinfood Glow & Rejuvenate Kit contains everything you need to achieve glowing and healthy looking skin. SkinFood promises authentic, 100% organic and/or wild-crafted ingredients, and packaging in glass or food-grade metal to maximize product purity. The ingredients are bio-available, food grade, raw and cold-pressed, and from sustainable sources. These products contain essential oils (no fragrances, dyes or synthetics), and they are not tested on animals – so you can really feel good about gifting this kit.
Skincando Skin Care Travel Kit is another gift option that offers cleansing oil and makeup remover, a cleanser, toner, day cream and eye cream in a convenient travel bag. Skincando offers clean beauty products and organic skincare formulations crafted with specially sourced tea, herbs, adaptogens, clay and exotic spices.
More Gift Ideas
For more gift ideas, visit the gift section on our website or come and in visit us in Bethesda!
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