Each year, I promise myself that I won’t get caught up in the craziness that comes along with the holidays but as Christmas rapidly approaches, I definitely start to feel more anxious and rushed as I try to pull everything together in time for the big day. This year, I find myself particularly stressed because I’m simultaneously finishing projects around my house, shopping for our family and friends, attending my kids’ Christmas shows and concerts, and preparing to host both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I have to keep reminding myself it will be all worth it because my kids look forward to spending the holidays with their cousins, my husband thoroughly enjoys hosting big gatherings and while I prefer quieter Christmases, I take satisfaction in seeing them happy and spending time with the people we love.
As you may already know, I’m a huge proponent of essential oils. I use them for cleaning, healing, and emotional well being. ( You can read more about my favorite essential oils here.) So, they are most certainly coming in handy lately as I’m battling a head cold, painting my family room, and running around this week to various school functions. And of course I’m not alone on this front. We are all juggling work, home, and family especially this time of the year. So, when this body mist gift set from Aveda arrived at my door step, the timing couldn’t have been more ideal! After reading the pamphlet that came with this set, I learned about an ancient Indian tradition called Ayurveda that helps us balance our chakras — 7 spinning wheels of energy — that affect our health, well-being and beauty. These body mists are infused with essential oils to help balance the chakra centers in order to feel grounded, nourished, intentional, harmonious, expressive, insightful and wise! Whether you decide to treat yourself or give it as a gift, this unique and beautifully packaged set is both functional and luxurious. A few other stress relieving products from Aveda are this calming gift set, this candle and this bath and body oil.
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