This time of year, so many gifts bought are of little to no importance, it’s merely so you don’t show up empty handed. Many folks stop and buy some last minute, pretty, smelly economical gift. But what is really in that pretty, smelly, economical gift. A little bit of skin sensitizer? A little bit of developmental and reproductive toxicity? A little bit of cancer? Really? Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic.
YES! There are no regulations on personal/body care products. They can put whatever they want in there and believe me, they do! Follow the link below to inform yourself about the toxins used in skincare products, their derivative and what part of the body that is affected. http://www.naturesmysteries.net/Toxins-Skin-Care/Booklet
I compiled this booklet for my clients years ago, so that they can educate themselves, become informed consumers that make conscious choices about what they want to put on their bodies, where they want to spend their money and to learn their responsibility to not give a toxic gift, especially to a loved one.
An increased number of people these days are becoming more and more sensitive to the chemicals found in our environment, developing chemical sensitivities. Candles, lotions, cremes, body butters, hair sprays, make-up, perfumes, all contain synthetic fragrances.
If we are trying to give gifts to people we love, why not give them a gift that actually increases their longevity, not one that has the potential to reduce it. As we know from earlier posts, when considering what we put into our mouth, we have to ask the question, is this going to cause inflammation or reduce it? Everything that goes into our mouth is doing one or the other. So, we need to ask ourselves the same question. Your skin, being your largest organ, absorbing 60% of what we put on it, is what we are applying strengthening our body? Am I just giving this gift because it’s easy? Because if that is the case, there alot of easy alternatives…. give the gift of something healthy to those you love.
Shop at a local Coop or Health Food Store and one can find a multitude of possibilities from massage oils, to vitamins to pain relieving salves to beeswax candles that don’t poison the air. Some fine rich, organic dark chocolate that they might not necessarily buy for themself but love….a diffuser with an essential oil that helps uplift your spirit or mood….an essential oil starter kit for your loved one that is interested in Natural Remedies but doesn’t know where to start. Salt lamps are also a very good gift as well. They can actually assist in not feeling so sluggish and tired.
Plants are always a good option. Purifying the air, looking pretty, lasting a long time and every time a loved one looks at it, they think of you!
Pictures are also always a good option, one that you took that is your favorite that you blow up, one that is of the two of you, one of your favorite spot to go to be alone, one of their children or grandchildren, a great shot you have that they never saw…calendars are also a great idea, made with 12 of your favorite pictures!
My husband gifted me a class to acquire my Homeopathy Certificate 20 years go, that was a great one! If you have a loved one with a sincere interest in anything, you could research it and give them a course on something they love.
A gift certificate to your favorite travel destination with a fun itinerary. Music, in any form is also always a good one, tickets to a concert with their favorite artist is another good one.
If you can’t find anything else, I am having a 10% off sale on my website, you can give the gift from Mother Nature’s Pantry, where Purity is our Priority!