Spread the Joy
By Sherrie Strausfogel
Gift ideas that are certain to make someone in your life feel beautiful.

Spread a little cheer this holiday season with gifts of beauty. Pamper your friends and loved ones with natural, healthful gifts of aromatherapy and skin care that relax, refresh, soothe, and evoke feelings of the season.

Be sure to choose products that use only pure essential oils for fragrance rather than synthetic scents that dry and irritate skin and cause itchy noses. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic flowers and plants, and are recognized for their subtle restorative effects on the mind and emotions. The scent of pine is uplifting, peppermint promotes vitality, cinnamon is warming, and vanilla is known to foster a sense of calm—which is welcome during the hectic holiday season.

Here are some festive holiday gift ideas that are sure to spread joy and goodwill to all.

Set the holiday mood with Elevating Frosty Pine Aromatherapy Botanical Potpourri from Aura Cacia. The gift set includes a decorative glass canister filled with a potpourri of natural pine leaves and cones and a pure essential oil blend of pine needle, balsam fir needle, bay leaf, lemon, peppermint, and cypress oils. Several drops of the Frosty Pine oil on the potpourri produces a celebratory atmosphere for the holidays.

Wrap up the perfect stocking stuffer for the skin care—savvy woman on-the-go. MyChelle Dermaceuticals packaged its All In One Anti-Aging Boot Camp in a go-anywhere, airline-friendly plastic bag. The travel gift set contains trial sizes of cleansers, a hydrating mist, serums (including the new G2 Instant Firming Serum), creams, mask, skin smoother, eye cream, and sunscreen—all free of harsh chemicals.

Conjure up visions of sugarplums in your head as you open Jason Natural Candy Cane Lane Tea-infused Hand & Body Lotion Gift Set. Candy canes have been a cherished symbol of holiday spirit in America since 1847, and the tea and lotion combo are a sweet treat. The moisturizing lotion is infused with antioxidant-rich Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane green tea, peppermint, and vanilla to create an aromatic blend that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The holiday tea blend combines naturally decaffeinated green tea with the seasonal flavors of peppermint, vanilla, and cinnamon. Give as a gift or keep on hand for healthful holiday merry-making.

Give the gift of healthy skin with Zia Holiday Facial Kit. Each set contains a collection of five skin care essentials specifically chosen for each skin type (dry, normal to combo, or oily). Packed in a travel-friendly plastic pouch, the kit contains a daily cleanser, toner, exfoliant, moisturizer, and facial mask. This makes a perfect stocking stuffer, thank-you gift, or reward after a long day of shopping.

Indulge vanilla lovers with Derma E Age-Defying Facial Formula Vanilla Bean Cleansing Mousse and Revitalizing Toner. The silky lathering mousse gently and thoroughly lifts makeup and impurities with sea kelp and herbs, while the age-defying antioxidants in Pycnogenol and green tea nourish skin as you cleanse. Also packed with Pycnogenol and green tea, the toner removes cleanser residue, closes pores, and restores the skin’s pH balance. Skin will feel clean, vibrant, and ready to celebrate.




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