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Now that self-care and natural products are on the minds of so many, beauty gifts made with safe ingredients and festive eco-packaging will be much appreciated this holiday season. Natural products, by definition, feature ingredients that are present in or produced by nature—not synthetically derived in labs. They’re also minimally processed and free of artificial ingredients, including dyes and synthetic fragrances that can dry skin and irritate the sinuses.
For a healthier fragrance, choose gifts made with pure essential oils extracted from aromatic flowers and plants. They’re recognized for their restorative effects on the mind and emotions as well as their skin benefits.
For example, the scent of rose is soothing, and lavender is calming, both so needed during the hectic holiday season. Both also nurture even the most delicate skin. Holiday scents not only stimulate sentiments of the season, but they also evoke other sensations. Cinnamon is comforting and warming, frankincense and myrrh are balancing and centering, and peppermint and pine are refreshing and invigorating.
Whether you’re shopping for the naughty or the nice, be sure to check the ingredients list twice. Or just look for these premium beauty gift offerings:
Spread joy to the world with Pacha Soap Co.’s handcrafted, zero-waste bar soaps. Your purchase helps support ethical sourcing, clean water initiatives, hygiene education, and small business opportunities worldwide. Gift-giving favorites include Golden Chai (beekeeper-direct Zambian honey, skin-boosting turmeric root powder, and moisturizing coconut oil) and Dirty Hippie (earthy patchouli essential oil, spicy nutmeg, and moisturizing rolled oats).
Show you care about a friend or loved one—and the earth—with Soli Artisan Essential Oils that support regenerative farming practices. These potent aromatherapy oils are so pure you can scan a code to trace their origin from plant to bottle. Single-source essential oils, such as Palo Santo, White Grapefruit, or Lemongrass, come with a dropper for controlled pouring. Roll-on blends include Soothe (lavender, white grapefruit, geranium, and sandalwood) and Uplift (palo santo, lemongrass, orange petitgrain, and vetiver).
Pamper someone special with evanhealy Neroli Frankincense Body Oil. Soothing neroli blossom and restoring Somalian frankincense are blended with sunflower, sesame, soothing calendula- infused olive oil, vanilla-infused jojoba, and rejuvenating pomegranate seed oils to drench dry skin. The light oil penetrates easily, leaving skin feeling silky and smelling like honey. This heady oil is also ideal for nourishing dry hair ends.
Surprise the beauty-obsessed with a Pacifica Bright Stars for Glowing Skin Set. This trio of products are all powered by vitamin C, which brightens skin. Eye Bright Undereye Vitamin C Spot Serum Masks brighten and boost hydration. Glow Baby Brightening Face Wash with AHA exfoliates, brightens, and evens out skin tone. And Glow Baby VitaGlow Face Lotion, packed with antioxidants, helps brighten, firm, and reduce signs of sun damage.
Treat merrymakers to the scents of the season with Aura Cacia Holiday Essential Oil Kit. Included are three individual essential oils: revitalizing Cinnamon Leaf, strengthening Pine, and cooling Sweet Peppermint. Add a few drops to bath water, body oil, or lotion; combine with water to make a festive spray; drop on ornaments to scent the tree; or add to a diffuser to fill an entire room with holiday aromas.