The holiday season can move swiftly from joyous to anxiety ridden. These gifts are perfect for the person in your life (even if that's you!) who needs a moment away from the mayhem.
1. Didn't It Rain, $18: Coffee is a great way to get a morning boost, but it can also wreak havoc on our nervous and adrenal systems, leaving us anxious, depleted, and dehydrated. Try this very popular roasted herbal blend as a healthy alternative. // 2. The Mindfulness Coloring Book, $9.95: The Mindfulness Coloring Book allows you to take a few minutes out of your hectic schedule to reset and refresh with a variety of unique, creative coloring pages. So go ahead, take a colorful breather and relive the days when your biggest concern was staying within the lines! // 3. Skyline Dairy Goat's Milk Cream, Stress Relief, $20: Lavender essential oil is famous for its calming effects. Purify your skin and reduce tension with this farmstead goat's milk moisturizing cream, infused with essential oils of lavender, bergamot, and mandarin. // 4. Peace Cloud Herbal Tea, $12: The act of making yourself a cup of herbal tea is in itself a way to take a breath and quiet your mind. Brew a cup of Peace Cloud and sit quietly as you sip on a warm infusion of calming herbs. Made in North Carolina by Mother Mountain Herbals. // 5. Relax + Sleep Tight Herbal Tinctures, $18: Turn to stress relieving herbal allies at the tip of your fingers with a medicinal tincture. Calm the mind & relax the body for sleep, anxiety or nervous agitation. Also check out the zine by Medicine County Herbs titled Ease Your Mind: Herbs for Mental Health. // 6. Beeswax Candle, $20: Step away from the screens and bright lights. Candlelight can create an atmosphere to help you ease into a quiet night of reading, taking a bath, playing music...anything that helps take the edge off.
According to Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, toxic build-up can eventually manifest as a health disorder. And as we grow older, the body's mechanisms for eliminating impurities tend to be less efficient, making it even more important to cleanse every season.