When it comes to buying gifts for the family, there isn’t a soul who wouldn’t appreciate something that makes them feel better, whether physically, mentally or spiritually. Plus, mindful gifts show that you care about a loved one’s wellbeing.
So, let’s take a look at some self-care gifts that your family will cherish.
1) Essential oils
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of plants or fruits, such as lavender and oranges, capturing their fragrance, flavor and potentially beneficial properties. They have been used for centuries in traditional medicines around the world as they are believed to have healing properties. They also smell divine!
There are several ways to use essential oils. They can be added to a carrier oil, such as rapeseed, to create a soothing aromatherapy massage oil, or you can add a few drops to the water in your oil diffuser or oil burner to release a gorgeous scent. Alternatively, add a few drops mixed with a carrier oil into a hot bath.
For a truly invigorating blast to your senses, sprinkle a few drops in a bowl of hot water, stir, put a towel over your head and lean over the bowl (about 10 inches away), close your eyes and breathe in the aroma. You’ll soon be feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.
This purple plant is so versatile that it’s used in aromatherapy oils, skin care products, natural remedies and sleep aids. Lavender boasts many benefits, it helps you relax and sleep soundly and it also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can treat skin conditions such as eczema, acne and scarring.
Sandalwood essential oil is derived from sandalwood tree bark and has a rich, woody, comforting scent. It is an excellent natural remedy to reduce anxiety, helping you stay calm under stress and see things rationally. It helps create feelings of peace and tranquillity and can be used as an antiseptic and astringent.
Mandarin oil is taken from the peel and zest of the fruit and is excellent for relieving stress and anxiety. It is often added to skin creams and tonics to rejuvenate the complexion and is said to prevent bacteria and fungal development.
Eucalyptus oil is taken from the leaf of the plant, and it will stimulate your senses like no other! If you’re feeling under the weather or have a headache or sinus pain, this wonderful essential oil will soothe your pain, decongest your airways and refresh your mind. It’s a natural mosquito repellent too.
Chamomile oil is taken from the flowers and stalk of the chamomile plant and is well known for its soothing properties. Even its name sounds calming. Take a long hot soak with chamomile oil, and all your anxiety will wash away. It’s perfect for combatting nerves before a first date or job interview.
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2) Oil diffusers and oil burners
Now that you’ve got all your essential oils wrapped up, you’ll need something to set the scent free.
Oil diffusers are electric-powered air purifiers and humidifiers. You fill them with water, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, switch it on and voila! Your room will be filled with a gorgeous mist that will help relax your body and mind.
Oil burners are another way to release the aromatic powers of essential oils into your home. Powered by tealight, you can either add a few drops of oil to water or place a wax melt in the dish, and the flame will heat the oil or wax, dispersing fragrance into the air.
Both diffusers and burners look elegant in any room of the house, no matter your decor or style, so they could make the perfect gift for any member of the family.
3) Body wraps
These clever cotton-covered wraps are filled with lavender-infused flaxseed oil to help you relax. They can be heated in the microwave or put in the freezer to use as a hot or cold compress on any part of the body that feels sore, tight or tense.
4) Cooling pillow
A cooling pillow is a dream come true for anyone who has trouble sleeping due to excess heat.
The pillow is made with lavender-scented gel that responds to body temperature and transfers that heat away from the body, helping you or your loved one have a restful night's sleep. They can be used as a pillow insert, mat or seat cushion to help rapidly cool the body down — ideal for anyone who has hot flushes, night sweats, has a fever or just cannot shut off at night.
The cooling pillow does not need to be refrigerated so you can use it anywhere, anytime. It’s an essential item to take on holiday for relief from the tropical heat abroad or to use at home during a summer heatwave.
Purus Life has a wide range of wellness products for the mind and body. Give your loved ones the gift of rest and relaxation, or show yourself some self-care.