Holiday Beauty
By Sherrie Strausfogel
Delight everyone on your holiday shopping list with festive gifts of natural beauty that relax, rejuvenate, and evoke the spirit of the season.

When shopping for natural beauty products, be sure to choose products that use 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 rose is uplifting and sensual; lavender is calming—so needed during the hectic holiday season. Both also soothe and nurture even the most delicate skin. Here are some holiday gift ideas that are certain to spread joy to all:

Our Favorite Beauty Gifts

Treat the over-worked or over-stressed on your shopping list with EO French Lavender Serenity Bath Salts and Bubble Bath. The delightfully fragrant essential oil calms tension, cleanses without drying, and softens skin, making this the perfect gift to soak away
holiday stress.

Give anyone who has trouble sleeping Aura Cacia Pillow Potion. The aromatherapy mist contains hops flower extract and pure lavender essential oil. When sprayed on pillows, bed sheets, and around the bedroom, it creates an ambiance that relaxes the body and calms the spirit. Ideal for those who travel frequently.

Indulge the spa lover on your list with Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Spa Set, containing rejuvenating Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub and Naturally Ageless Hand Cream in a holiday gift box. Packed with antioxidant-rich fruit oils and ultra-moisturizing shea butter, this duo gives the gift of beautiful skin.

Lavish anyone on your list who has sensitive skin with Dr. Hauschka Rose Body Moisturizer. The precious red rose ingredients gently nurture and protect dry, sensitive skin from the harsh winter elements. Light and silky, with the alluring scent of rose, this lotion is mild enough for babies.

Wrap up some holiday sparkle with the Mineral Fusion Glam Eye Kit, which comes with four powder shadows in a portable palette, plus a mirror for quick touch-ups. The eye shadows are enriched with an age-defying antioxidant blend of pomegranate, white tea, red tea, sea kelp, and vitamins C and E—a perfect stocking stuffer.

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