The holidays are coming full steam! That means fun and festivities—but it can also be a chaotic time of year. Scouring shelves for last-minute gifts. Non-stop sheets of warm cookies to pull from the oven. A revolving door of relatives and loved ones excited to catch up on your year. This time of year, it's extra important to take some me-time before your “ho-ho-ho” turns into a “bah-humbug!”
So prep your pampering kit before it's too late! Here are 9 candles, skincare items, and self-care goodies to help you chase away stressors and enjoy your holiday season to its fullest!
Prepare Your Pampering Kit for a Stress-Free Holiday Season
Amazing Essence (PA)
Maker: Adrienne McGill
Even in the bustle of the holiday season, you can’t forget to take a few moments to just breathe. This candle, aptly named Stress Less, will wash your soul in stress-busting scents like peppermint and rose. Jasmine wanders along the edges, rounding out the floaty, restful vibe.
Aphrodite Luxury Bath Bomb
Maker: Andrea Halsey
Shut the bathroom door, set the playlist to lo-fi beats, and drop in this gorgeous goddess-summoning bath bomb. The romantic spirit of Aphrodite will fill your warm bath, beckoning amorous notes of cherry blossom, peach, and hydrangea.
Soy Into You (CA)
Maker: Sam Zanarini
Father Winter howling frigidly at your doorstep? Escape back to those sun-on-your-cheeks summer days by the glittering azure water. Serenity shines with zesty citrus, sea salt, and cardamom to set your mind as easy as the ocean breeze.
BAL•ANCE AROMA OIL
Maker: Deborah Lourence
Grab your favorite aromatherapy diffuser: just a few drops of this BAL•ANCE AROMA OIL will shroud your living space in scents that put your mind at ease. Clary sage meanders dreamily with ylang ylang and lavender, a lush purple flower commonly used for its lullaby-like effects.
JKM Soy Candles (MI)
Bad Words, Good Intentions
Maker: Jennifer Rostkowski
If you’ve absolutely had it up to HERE, it’s time to send in serious reinforcements. The Bad Words, Good Intentions candle collection pops off with the bellows of frustration you’ve been holding in. The NSFW cracks won't just give you peace of mind; you're sure to get a much-needed chuckle, too.
Ology Essentials (TN)
CBD Bath Soaks
Maker: Kayla Fioravanti
There’s no better way to unwind after a long day than stepping into a warm, blissful bath. Break away from frazzling festivities by sprinkling a few fingerfuls of Just Breathe into the water, a CBD-infused epsom salt soak stuffed with eucalyptus, sweet orange, and peppermint.
Lotus Love Beauty (CA)
Crystal Massage Kit
Maker: Jessica Gulati
This tension-taming trio has all you need to take a break from too much togetherness. Wash away worries with the flower and herb-speckled beauty bar. Then, find a quiet nook to yourself and massage the body oil into hotspots. Follow it up with the crystal massage wand to tease out tight trouble areas.
Sira Nest (NC)
Maker: Siraphat Phaksiri
Never-ending gift lists and get-togethers can tire out even the most outgoing holiday ho-ho-host. Cuddle up with a plushy blanket and light Breathe, a heavenly blend of peppermint and eucalyptus, blanketed by warm cedarwood and clove.
Ahh Land Woman Herbals (NJ)
Fabulous Foot Massage Oil
Maker: Gloria Brown
Between baking, shopping, and dancing the night away, the holidays can make you feel like you ran a double marathon. Time to give your tired tootsies a little TLC with this Fabulous Foot Massage Oil. Slip off your shoes and sweep a few drops on your soles, and you’ll be back on your feet, ready to sleigh the day in no time!
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