Thursday , 26 April 2018
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Holistic Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas


Not sure what to get your love this Valentine’s Day? Well, why not make thoughtful holistic and eco-friendly choices! Here are some of my favorite items that would make the perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself!) this special holiday:

1. Mushroom Hot Cocao with Reishi {Four Sigmatic}/ $20 CDN- pack of 10

Chocolate has got to be the most popular gift Valentine’s Day treat, and for good reason! Not only incredibly delicious, raw cacao is known for its natural aphrodisiac properties due to its ability to elevate mood, improve circulation, and increase libido. If that isn’t enough,  it’s also a superfood elixir that is LOADED with health benefits. Careful though, this does not apply to milk chocolate, white chocolate, or otherwise processed chocolate with refined sugars and additives. If you want the real deal, you’re looking for raw cacao! Four Sigmatic foods actually combines two of my favorite superfoods (mushrooms and cacao), and in their highest quality form, to deliver the most delicious cacao treat: ‘Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi’.

Reishi Mushroom {aka Ganoderma lucidum) is actually known as the queen of mushrooms and is praised for its ability to balance us on all levels – mentally, emotionally, physically, and even spiritually. It works to calm the mind, ensure better sleep by naturally regulating the hormonal system and lowering cortisol levels, while lowering stress. Cacao, aside from being an awesome mood enhancer and antioxidant powerhouse, dilates the capillaries of the body, which allows for the increased therapeutic delivery of herbs and mushrooms. This unique concoction also contain cinnamon and cardamom which help to balance sugar levels (great for diabetics!) and aid digestion, respectively. 

2. Aroma Lockets {Escents} – $49.95 CDN each

Since everybody knows that commercial perfumes are downright toxic (always check the EWG database if you’re unsure!), the only (and much better) option is to develop a love for essential oils. And if you’re like me, you’re probably already obsessed with them. Needless to say, I was elated to know that one of my favorite aromatherapy stores ‘Escents’ had just opened a Toronto location at the Holt Renfrew Centre on Bloor. Fully equipped with a custom blending bar and enough natural scent options to keep you fulfilled for a lifetime, as a health nut, I was a kid in a candy store.

What you may not know about essential oils is they hold an exceptional healing power. Using nature’s innate wisdom and restoration abilities, each botanical essence can be suited to specific wellness goals and work to uplift someone on multiple levels. So why opt for a drugstore perfume, when you can have nature’s best have you smelling better than anything made in a chemistry lab and leave you rejuvenated at the same time!

For this Valentine’s Day, these adorable lockets are the perfect way to wear the scent of your choosing. Simply add a few drops of your favourite essential oil or aroma blend to the disc located inside the locket, and reap the benefits of inhaling the essential oil all day. You can have fun layering the scents or re-apply a single scent every 3-4 days.

3. Sandalwood Best Skin Ever {Living Libations}, $60 CDN

When Living Libations calls something “Best Ever”, you better believe that it is. Every item I’ve gotten my hands on from this line has been so incredibly amazing in quality and efficacy, that its made me never want anything less! I’ve also noticed something magical happen with each nourishing elixir that I use – one of them being the ‘Sandalwood Best Skin Ever‘. It seems to transport me to some otherworldly, euphoric place suspended in time, while my skin cells dance with joy during every application. I’m not even exaggerating.

Now I certainly recommend checking EVERYTHING out from this line, but this product in particular has really impressed me as I don’t think my skin has ever felt this soft. The key ingredient here is the sacred Sandalwood Nut Oil, which contains beneficial fatty acids said to fight free radicals and reduce the signs of aging, as well as Ximenynic Acid – which has been proven to fight inflammation more than ANY other fatty acid found in nature. Not only can this oil be used as for literally the best skin ever (among this includes treatment for dry skin, sunburns, scars, cellulite, acne, patchy, uneven skin), but the sacred ancient oils in this blend offer a myriad of emotional and spiritual benefits as well! So, your love will certainly feel loved this Valentine’s Day 🙂

4. Tantra Bath, Body & Massage Oil {Saje Natural Wellness}, $24.95 CDN

Because Valentine’s Day should always involve a candlelit bath and romantic massage, this Tantra Bath, Body & Massage Oil is your jam! It’s made with only 100% natural, high-quality, and sustainable ingredients (just like the rest of their incredible line) that invoke the healing power of plants, so that it’s just as therapeutic to the mind and soul, as it is the body.

This special formula contains: grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin e; essential oils of patchouli, orange, champa, lavender, 10% vanilla infusion, rosewood, palmarosa, sandalwood & ginger (all of which will have you in the mood for romance). Each ingredient is specially sourced for its highest quality and is derived from safe and renewable resources. What I especially love about this company is their strong environmental commitment and their continued search of ways to reduce their carbon footprint and re-establish conservation. On that note, the simple fact of us even choosing organic, natural products, both benefits our own wellness as well as that of our planet. So let’s give planet earth a gift

5. 100% Organic Cotton Dress {Synergy Organic Clothing}, $92 CDN

Ever since learning about the horrid amount of chemicals that go into synthetic clothing (and the fact that your skin is literally being suffocated by them!), I’ve made a major effort to switch most of my wardrobe (eventually, the entire thing) to natural and organic fabrics. In doing so, I came across Synergy Organic Clothing which is a 100% certified organic, natural line. Seeing their obvious commitment to high-quality fashions and sustainability, while having exceptional style, I quickly became a huge fan.

If you’re like me and take pride in comfort, but also want it to be flattering – then this line is for you! Ever since switching to natural fabrics I notice that my skin has been less irritated and I actually enjoy the feeling on my skin (I usually hated clothes and as I child I avidly protested against them). However, when you switch to clothing that actually allows you to breathe, you’ll notice it changes everything.

Check out here how Synergy works to benefit the environment while delivering the highest quality in clothing. Oh, and it never hurts to get a head start on your Spring Wardrobe! 😉

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