Give the Gift of a Stress Free Day
Hey hey, it’s another gift guide! And you know why? Because gift guides are fun and gift-giving (treating yourself counts) can be incredibly impactful with a little extra thought. We created a two-part gift guide for the same reason we created our tinctures – a sprinkling of wellness in someone’s life can be *life-changing* for them. You know.. a daily reminder to prioritize self-care and slowing down.
Each brand on this list prioritizes sustainability, quality ingredients and a mission-led mentality of helping people feel their best.
First up, our Good Day Gift Guide. Below you’ll find some of our all-time fav products for making a go at a balanced day.
Step 1: Wake & Invigorate
Andree Jardin Body Brush: Get your blood flowing and energy pumping first thing in the morning with a quick dry brushing before showering. Dry brushing is incredible for increasing blood oxygen levels, enhancing circulation, removing waste (aka detoxing), and firming and toning skin (goodbye cellulite). Bonus points: This brush is sustainably crafted and will never let you down when trying to brush those hard to reach places.
Step 2: Soothe the Body & Soul
Palermo Repairing Body Oil: This divine body oil not only smells enchanting (bergamot and lavender) but keeps your skin actually hydrated all day long even in winter’s dry climate. The less water your skin loses, the more hydrated and energized you’ll feel throughout the day.
Step 3: Create an Energetic Zen
Whisk up some Laka Living Matcha with a side of Prismatic Plants Good Day. Matcha contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that helps to manage cortisol (aka stress) levels and give some of that boost we like from caffeine without the negative crash that coffee and other energy drinks can cause. We love a hot cup o’ matcha followed by a sidecar of our Good Day formula. The brain is on, chilled, focused, and ready to go wrap up the end of 2019 with a bang!
Step 4: Bliss Out Your (Work) Space
Ingesting plants isn’t the only way of receiving their amazing healing benefits. Did you know that inhaled essential oils cross the blood-brain barrier much more efficiently than ingestible supplements? Essential oils have a near-immediate impact on our feelings through the limbic system. We love our Vitruvi diffuser paired with their Ceremony blend of Palo Santo, Clary Sage, and Cedarwood–makes you feel like you can really tune into your third eye and foresee the future. If you need something that’s a bit better for on the go, try True Botanicals roll-on Stress Relief with hints of tarragon and frankincense.
Step 5: Treat Yourself to a Healthy Happy Hour (without creating more stressful inflammation)
Who doesn’t love wine and chocolate? But what we don’t love is waking up at 3 am in the middle of the night because our bodies are processing all that extra sugar and alcohol. Here’s our healthy take on this much-needed ritual. Try Proteau’s new non-alcoholic aperitif with flavor notes of blackberry, violet, dandelion, fig, black pepper and rose paired with Loco Love’s Nirvana bar which is full of some of our favorite medicinal mushrooms like Reishi, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, and Chaga (talk about a immune building powerhouse) not to mention He Shou Wou for vitality. Loco Love’s ingredients are all organic and fair trade so indulge happily knowing that your chocolate fix is supporting fair wages!