Indulge your loved ones this holiday season with something sensual, splashy, and silky feeling: Essential Oils (EO) bath products! Inspire “serenity” with the calming scent of French Lavender bubble bath or bath salts. Or encourage calorie free decadence with the new chocolate and mint line of body products.
Whatever product strikes your fancy, I recommend EO Products as a fabulous eco-conscious, local company with outstanding values. Your gift recipients – from holiday gathering hostesses to your family members – will affirm these aromatic personal care products are wonderfully soothing to the skin.
“Soothing and Calming” – True Gifts for the Holidays
The holiday season is my favorite time of the year primarily because of the many opportunities to gather with families and friends. Scott’s cousin usually hosts us for an annual Thanksgiving feast, our dear friend’s the Krantz’s offer as a yearly space at their family’s winter holiday table, and several of my girl friends throw cookie exchanges and other festive get togethers. I like to show my party hostesses my appreciation for their efforts to plan a party, decorate, polish the floors, and bake delicious goods by bringing a small “hostess gift.”
Emily Post followers (like my dear friend Noelle Moss!) likely heed this advice offered by her Etiquette Institute:
“Dinner party: Yes, bring a gift, but keep it simple and under $25. Anything that distracts the host may be a nuisance. A bottle of wine, a small potted plant, a flower arrangement already in a vase, candles, or soaps are better bets. Present the gift to your host when you arrive, or leave it on an entry way table if your host isn’t there to greet you.”
I love the idea of leaving something soothing and calming like EO’s Serenity gift set for the hostess. Wouldn’t it be special to contribute to a moment of relaxing and reflecting after the party?
EO gave me a sample set to try out, and I can assure you this under $22 gift package is a gift that will provide for many soul nourishing moments. I can hear the water running and conjure up the heady fragrance of lavender just typing these words!
You could also consider leaving a bottle of holiday scented hand soap behind. Inspire a smile while your hostess washes up from the evening with the under $9 bottle of seasonal hand soaps.
Local Company With Local Values
Last weekend, I discovered EO Products makes another line of products I’d describe as “a calorie free decadent indulgence” – the Chocolate and Mint body care line. Drawing close to a spa basket featured as part of the Summerfield Waldorf School’s Barn Dance raffle, I recognized EO’s distinctive blue bottled packaging (lovely and practical as the dark bottles help preserve herb freshness). To my surprise and delight I found an EO product I’d never tried before featuring chocolate and mint as key ingredients…
Several years ago, my dear friends treated me to a chocolate body message at the Healdsburg Hotel. I remember this highly relaxing experience as something that could easily be called “Death by Chocolate.” I thought I had died and gone to heaven as I took in the rich smell of my favorite food (c-h-0-c-o-l-a-t-e) and treated my skin and muscles to a creamy, dreamy experience. Only… I sadly couldn’t take those lotions and potions home. How wonderful that EO also discovered the magic of chocolate on the skin AND combined it with cooling, refreshing mint!
Even more wonderful? The idea of giving a hostess a thoughtful gift that doesn’t add to any holiday guilt. This is likely the only chocolate gift she will be able to devour in any amount she chooses!
While the discovery of the chocolate line was a surprise, finding EO donated products to Summerfield further underscored this company’s values in my mind. This Marin County company takes pride in supporting local family organizations – including the Sono-Ma Support Tent. Families stopping by to rest, breastfeed and gather resources at Sono-Ma’s Tent were thrilled to find EO lavender hand sanitizer to freshen up festival fingers.
Do you have an EO product you’d like to recommend as a gift? Share your ideas today.
Thank you for “gifting local” and for giving a gift to your loved ones and our community!