So many web sites seem to highlight the same gifts. So, I decided to hunt for more unusual gifts that are also eco-friendly. Consider adding these to your list, or buy for a friend of loved one. Here are some of my favorite finds. Most have a health and beauty theme, but a few are just fun and unique.
Natural Relaxation Spa Set
A lovely set from Ecoexpress.com. Sit back, light a candle, wrap a warm lavender pillow around your shoulders, soak in the bath and listen to soothing music. What could be more relaxing? This natural spa set comes in two sizes. Size A includes our popular lavender filled neck pillow, a healthy soy candle with essential oils, and two kinds of organic bath salts — all arranged in a lovely round keepsake box. Size B includes all of the above plus a wonderful Spa Music CD. The neck pillow is made from recycled cotton and has a removable insert filled with lavender and flaxseed. Perfect way to treat sore muscles, relieve stress and soothe the restless soul.
What? Appetite control in a necklace? That is the claim of the Earth Solutions Aromatherapy “Appetite Control” Solar Plexus Chakra Pendant Gift Set. Even if it does not work, it certainly is a lovely necklace and the essential oils smell. Here is the product description:
To balance the Solar Plexus Chakra and create an intention of controlling your appetite, add several drops of oil to the pad in the locket. Place the locket around your neck and breathe in 2 or 3 deep breaths as you close your eyes and move your attention to the area below your sternum. Say the Appetite affirmation to yourself: “As I breathe in lemon, orange, bergamot, sandalwood and ylang ylang, I feel greater control over my appetite.” Repeat affirmations often to create a new way of thinking. Namaste!
Green your yoga practice with this Eco Yoga Kit from Natural Fitness. Perfect for any skill level, from beginners to advanced yogis, this kit has everything you need to make your practice eco-friendly. It includes a Journey natural rubber mat, cork block, and a six-foot hemp strap. The PVC-free rubber mat offers superior traction and high rebound and is made from a renewable resource that is sustainably harvested from rubber trees. Natural rubber requires the use of about 1/10th of the fossil fuel required to produce synthetic rubbers, and it’s biodegradable. The sky-and-earth theme mat measures 24 inches wide by 69 inches long and offers a comfortable 1/8-inch thickness. The hemp strap is woven of environmentally friendly and biodegradable hemp that provides excellent durability and comfort.
Organic Facial Scrub
Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium & Cranberry Facial Scrub. Available at Sephora and other beauty retailers. Handmade in the USA without synthetic preservatives, petrochemicals or parabens, all Pangea Organics products arrive packaged in molded fiber boxes manufactured using a Zero-Waste process with 100% post-consumer recycled paper and organic seeds like amaranth and sweet basil. Slip off the label and soak the box in water for a minute and plant it approximately 1” deep in soil. Then watch your garden grow!
Luxury Bath Soak
From our neighbors across the pond in England comes Figs & Rouge vintage-inspired natural & organic body care products. The Luxury Bath Soak is a particular favorite of mine. All products use nourishing botanicals from the traditional English garden to help us restore and retain our skin’s natural blossom. The entire product line is free from parabens, sulfates and synthetic aromas and are Vegan Society approved. The Bath Soak contains luxurious, calming botanical ingredients combined with 100% organic aromas. Ideal after a hard-working stressful day. Unwind naturally. Choose from two fragrances: Rambling Rose or Sweet Geranium
Beaded Notebook and Pen
I just love this unique and pretty gift idea. I found it at Spirit of Nature from the UK. This pretty notebook and pen set is fairly traded and makes a fantastic stocking filler or small gift. Handmade in India from recycled paper and card and decorated with pretty rainbow coloured glass beads it is perfect for popping in handbags and pockets and jotting down important notes on the go. Matching set of pen and notebook.
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