Thursday, December 13, 2012

Staff Pick: Brandy's Gift Suggestions

Brandy, Radiance's body and skincare team lead, is here to share some of her suggestions for gifts this holiday season. 

  Sow Good Roller Ball Perfumes

We just brought in these wonderful essential-oil based perfume rollers, that are unlike anything I've ever smelled. Available in four scents: Happiness, Faith, Generosity, and Harmony. Sow Good is an east-coast company that started out as a family owned business. When the family decided to retire, the employees bought the business. Made ethically in the US, with the Natural Product Association Standard for purity. My personal favorite is Harmony!

Harmony, "...a relaxing woody oriental fragrance with hints of coconut, rose and sweet balsamic vanilla. Soothing and dreamy."
Next up is a product my two year old son is getting as a gift this year. DreamTime Inc. makes these wonderful, plush buckwheat and lavender-stuffed teddy bears that a perfect little luvies or just a soothing, cozy friend.

DreamTime Apollo Bear

Finally, one of my personal favorites for this time of year, Flower Essence Service's Benediction Oil. This is not only a wonderful gift for a loved one, it is also a great self-care tool during this time of year. Take a look at the 'indications' below, and you'll see what I mean.

Flower Essence Service Benediction Oil 

From the FES website:

The Benediction Oil™ was birthed on a Christmas Eve nearly three decades ago to help many who were in need. Although it is now used around the world for many purposes and seasons, we still think of it as our beneficent Christmas Balm, helping the heart to realize the true meaning of “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Humankind”.
The Flower Fusion:
The foundation of Benediction Oil™ is the precious ruby red St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) regarded by medieval mystics as the “blood of Christ,” for its protective mantle of light. The essential oils of Rose, Angelica and Jasmine instill higher awareness by opening the heart and soothing anxiety. The flower essences of Holly, Motherwort and Hawthorne strengthen and purify the heart; while Self-Heal helps the soul transform illness into wellness; and Angel’s Trumpet carries consciousness of the spiritual world.
To bless and sanctify during holidays (holy days), when the soul seeks deeper meaning and connection
For use as a sacramental anointing oil during any major life passage or celebration
To apply during times of illness, easing pain and assisting body-soul alignment
To help the soul accept and transform chronic pain and physical suffering
To bolster the soul when feeling depression, anguish, anxiety or bewilderment
For recovery from any violation such as violent attack, sexual abuse or other similar trauma
To help birthing, by guiding the soul to feel the blessing of human love during the passage to human incarnation
For heart-centered sexuality, encouraging both body and soul to experience the warmth of human love
For transition during dying – to feel love and support during passage from the body to a purely spiritual reality.

I'm so happy to share my current favorites--there are so many more I could put on this list, but these three little-known treasures are a great start.

Happy Holidays, and I hope to see you soon!

Brandy Gillihan-Eddy
Body & Skincare team lead