Gift Ideas for Everyone

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gift ideas brighterGift giving can be stressful and difficult. Compounded with everything else going on at this time of year, sometimes finding the right gift for a teacher, mail person, baby sitter or other friend or relative gets put off to the last minute. If you are struggling with what to get that special someone, Village Green Apothecary has gift ideas for you that are natural and unique.

For the Tea Lover

With names like Get Happy and Get Relaxed, and flavors like Orange Ginger Mint, teas from Republic of Tea are a tasty and warm gift to give. Pair a tin of tea with a beautiful antique tea cup and tea strainer for a lovely gift for the tea lover.

For the Bath Lover

Dry skin brushing is a great way to stimulate circulation and good health. Baudelaire bath brushes are perfect for that purpose. They are made of cedar wood and 100% boar bristle. To dry brush, start at your feet and brush upward toward the heart. Then move on to your arms, beginning at the hands and working upward. Use firm, small strokes upwards, or work in a small, circular motion. For the stomach, work in a counterclockwise pattern.

After dry brushing, shower with one of many lovely bar soaps, such as those by Dr. Bronner’s, in lavender, almond, rose and peppermint scents. If you prefer more of a body wash, try Virginia First Tea Farm castille soaps in Green Tea Essence or RoseVirginia First Tea Farm products are American-made, all-natural, fully vegan and never tested on animals.

After cleansing, moisturize your skin with a body oil like this one from Dr. Hauschka (my favorite) or a body lotion like Alteya Rose Body Lotion.

For the Aromatherapy lover

A diffuser from Spa Room, combined with a variety of essential oils from Plant Therapy, makes a wonderful gift for the person who has everything. Plant Therapy has created a special line to help balance the 7 major chakras of your natural energy system via our Chakras Set. Chakras are subtle energy centers that intersect with our mind, body and spirit. These chakras are located along our spine in ascending order from base to crown. When our chakras are in balance our natural energy flows smoothly creating a sense of overall well-being. Use these essential oil synergies when you want to incorporate self-balancing rituals into your self-care routine.

Garden of Life offers the perfect starter kit for those who want to try aromatherapy. Free of GMOs, this kit has four essential oils: lavender (calming), peppermint (energizing), lemon (joyful) and tea tree (cleansing).

For the Beauty and Makeup Lover

Our new line of beautiful makeup products, Inika, uses 100% natural ingredients and is 100% certified cruelty-free with Australia’s Choose Cruelty Free organization. Face in a Box is the perfect way to get started with makeup that is actually good for you, as this kit contains an entire collection of complexion-boosting mineral makeup heroes. Each set has been tailored to nurture and enhance a range of skin types.

Virtue Skinfood Calm and Tranquil Kit is another option that includes everything to get you on your way to glowing, healthy skin. To learn more about Virtue SkinFood, read this.

For more gift ideas, visit our gift section on our website or come and in visit us in Bethesda!

Happy Holidays!

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