Life is stressful enough and the holidays add even more pressure. The effects of continual stress impacts our physical and mental health, just when we need it the most. Spa therapy is known to improve circulation, reduce inflammation in the body, and enhance the body's autoimmune response, but we can't all take a weekend trip to our favorite spa resort. Making time for ourselves, even if it is just a few minutes a day is also beneficial and can combat depression, boost confidence, promote relaxation, encourage better sleep, and aid in overall stress reduction.
Water, fire, earth, wood, and metal all have healing properties that we individually connect with on different levels. We're sharing some fabulous products that incorporate natural elements to encourage you and your loved ones to stop, take a breath, and enjoy the moment.
Bath time is not just for kids
Let nature in
Blankets and pillows keep you cozy all year long
Reading your favorite book, catching the sunset, hugging your coffee or favorite wine, everything is better wrapped in beautiful handwoven blankets.
Add some whimsy with organic cotton throw pillows.
Surround yourself with natural materials
Marble trays are perfect for showing off your favorite candle.
Stash face clothes, bath bombs and other goodies in handwoven baskets. Find the perfect size for your spa collection.
Furniture made for relaxing
Have five minutes to spare, kick back and put your feet up.
Eco-friendly gift wrapping
Carry your gift easily in a reusable jute bag that you can use all year long.
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