Mother day Organic gift ideas


On Mothers day is all about thanking your mother for all the hard work she has done over the years. Flowers are lovely –  but why not treat her to something a little bit more special.

I have spent a lot time researching the best sets this year and I have  chosen a few of my favourites for you.

Neom Luxury Organic candle  £15 

NEOM Luxury Organics candles are made using only vegetable wax and pure essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances so they burn without releasing harmful

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pollutants, toxins or soot. They work as powerful holistic treatments as you breathe in the scented air so it is best to burn them for between 2-4 hours at a time. These smaller travel candles are great to use in smaller rooms such as bathrooms, or for trying new scents.

Each candle has 1 wick and burns for up to 20 hours (30% longer than standard premium candles).

They have different types of scented candles I chose this blend as I love Jasmine and sweet basil, they also come in a bigger size if you want it to burn for longer

It is such a reasonable price compared to other top brands and you know you arent inhaling chemicals just a lovely Aroma

http://www.neomorganics.com/tranquillity-travel-candle.html

Pukka Organic skincare, £18.90

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Experience Pukka’s naturally active organic skincare. At its heart is Ayurveda, an ancient Indian philosophy of health and wellbeing, which advocates skin detoxification and nutrient replenishment in the quest for a vital, radiant complexion.

Experience a complete skincare routine inside this collection box. They come in mini sizes So this is a great way to try out the skincare products without spending too much

Contains:
Gentle Cleanser 10ml Organic Rosewater & Green Tea Skin Purifying Formula Uplifting Toner 10mlOrganic Rose & Orange Flower Skin Firming Formula Radiance Serum Organic Aloe Vera & Manuka Honey Revitalising Formula Deep Moisture Day Cream 10ml Organic Neroli & Shea Butter Deep nuRture Complex Nourishing Night Cream 10ml Organic Frankincense & Avocado Total Repair Complex Firming Face Oil 2ml Organic Starflower, Arnica & Rosehip Mature Skin Formula

Aromatherapy Associates

Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil, from the Aromatherapy Associates Collection, £37.00contarom499002498-nocolour

Aromatherapy associates is a highly effective and powerful blend with therapeutic levels of essential oils. They have many different blends of oils live de stress, revive but I love this Relax blend with lavender, ylang ylang and petitgrain. It is  expertly blended for gentle relaxation to help combat the everyday stresses of a busy lifestyle, this delicate preparation can help to ease tension headaches and uplift your senses. It will help to restore you mentally and physically and will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft and supple.

The Relax range gives a little respite at the end of a busy day. Use these soothing blends for gentle or serious relaxation.

Inika: Face in a box,  £49.95

This fabulous set is worth £118 but is available at just £49

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This collection includes

  • Certified organic mineral foundation 3g (nuture)
  • Mneral bronzer 3.5g (sunkissed)
  • Vegan kabuki brush
  • Vegan contouring brush
  • Make up bag

Trial sizes

  • Certified organic liquid mineral foundation 4ml (beige)
  • Natural perfection certified organic concealer 6ml (light)
  • Certified organic pure primer 4ml

All the make up is organic, suitable for vegans Certified Halal and cruelty free, And last very well

You can get this set from a website called Amayra they also do some very nice gift boxes too. The postage is quick.

 

 

Hard working hands, £45.95

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This is a beautiful gift set to revive and replenish hard working hands and is suitable for all skin types. This collection contains three  organic hand products especially created to help nourish your skin.

This set contains:

  • A zingy, refreshing organic lemon and cedarwood hand wash which cleanses thoroughly without drying hands out, and has great anti-septic and anti-microbial properties
  • A soothing organic hand lotion which gently moisturises without feeling greasy or just sit on the skin . We have used organic fair-trade shea butter and quenching organic cocoa butter to help your skin to feel lovely and supple. Organic sunflower oil assists in nourishing the skin whilst organic rosehip oil restores the moisture balance to your hands quickly .
  • An ultra-soothing organic hand cream which has been carefully created to help replenish and restore hard working hands. This contain Geranium which is my favourite and avocado oil which will help moisturize

If you buy any of these products then please let me know what your mother thinks of them

Gift vouchers are also available

For either a treatment or Value

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Treat your mum to a lovely Massage, Facial or a lovely Manicure.

Or choose a treatment from the treatment menu

https://moniquehbeauty.com/treatments-available/

I can send them directly or through Email

Please contact me 07984351859

monique.1uk@gmail.com

Combating dry skin

As the days are getting colder and duller we find ourselves inside more with the heating on and you will probably find that your skin maybe come more sensitive due to the change in temperatures.

I have found some lovely products which will help protect your skin and keep you hydrated over the next couple of months.

Here are some of my favourite winter rescue remedies…

Barefoot botanicals 

I really love the Barefoot product range as it helps soothe sensitive skins as well as keeping it hydrated.  It does all this without  you feeling as though you have a thick cream on your skin – as its doesnt sit on the surface. They have a range of organic products which are suited for sensitive skins, but a must have this winter is their SOS cream.

You can use this on your face and body and is great for eczema and psoriasis sufferers

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Ren Mayday Mayday Rescue balm

This balm contains Lactic Acid which helps improve the condition of peeling and chapped skin while Prebiotic Oligosaccharides and Antileukine from Ochroleuca Seaweed Extract protect the skin against inflammation. Chamomile and Pink Violet help to calm redness and soothe minor irritation.

It is great for dry, very dry, irritated, chapped or peeling skin and is especially suitable for dry areas, such as hands, elbows, lips, knees and any area where extra TLC is needed.

£21  Ren mayday mayday rescue balm

Gently exfoliate

For those who suffer from dry flakey skin, remember that the flaking skin is dead skin so no matter how much moisturizer you use on it – it’s not going to help – you have to  remove the dead skin before moisturising.

I am always telling people to invest in a good exfoliator. There are many exfoliators on the market but you need to be careful to choose a good one. Many contain quite coarse granules and it may look and feel as though it is doing a good job  but what you will not see is that the coarse granules  will actually be scratching your skin  and making it more sensitive.

I am a ‘HUGE’ fan of the Trilogy exfoliator I may have mentioned it a few times now but it really is  the best one I have come across in years.  As well as being moisturising you can really feel the granules but without it irritating the skin.

I have recently started using the Arbonne exfoliator. I would recommend it for those with very sensitive skins. You can only slightly feel the granules and you can leave this on like a mask. It has a lovely fresh smell and the results are great – leaving your skin clean and glowing.

To purchase this product you need to contact a consultant

Monique 07984351859

*  A great tip is to use the exfoliator on your lips –  this will help soften and smooth the lips and help with any flakeyness!

Oil it up

Oils are fantastic for dry skin – you should be using them all year round or if you have kept one stored in your beauty box –  this is the time to bring it out! They penetrate a lot deeper into the skin than creams and really moisturize the skin.

Which one to choose?

I have recently been taking Optimum blend oil from Holland and Barratt. This is one of their organic oils which I love. Ok I know this is a supplement – but trust me it also works as a fantastic face oil.  I came across this as I had  run out of face oil and that day I had been talking to another therapist about piercing Vitamin E capules and applying the oil to the skin. As I was taking the Optimum blend oil as a supplement – I thought I would see what it was like as a face oil- and I was very pleasantly surprised with the results the following day. It had helped reduce a rash I had on one  cheek and my skin looked fantastic.

The oil contains Omega 3 and 6 – as Omega helps with inflammation it is also great for ezcema and you can use it anywhere on the body. A client of mine found it worked great on her hair line. The only drawback its that it smells a bit like cooking oil  (thankfully not fish oil ) but an easy way to get around this is to buy organic essential oils such as rose, lavender or camomile and mix the two – although use no more that 10 drops of essential oil.

 A few other brands

Here are a few other brands which I would recommend as a winter wonder.

Lips

The majority of people find that their lips become dryer in winter.  I personally don’t use lip balm that often as I found I kept needing to apply more and more – I then discovered  that it was all to do with certain ingredients they have put inside.

I have tried many organic balms but quite a few are scented with essential oils which I really didn’t like the taste of. However my favourite so far is – Balm Balm with Rose & geranium.

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A few of my favourite winter products

I wrote a blog last year highlightinga few of my favourite winter products and they are still my top 10 products

A Few of my favourite winter products

Let me know how you get on with these products?

Have you used any of these before  and how did you find them?

Product of Week

I have decided that each week I am going to share with you one of my favorite products that I am currently using.

This week my favourite pick is…

Silver Shield

With so many colds and flu’s around I have started to protect myself from those nasty germs that I face on a day to day basis. My life consists of using public transport (tube, trains) almost every day and being in constant contact with people.

I started using Silver Shield by Natures Sunshine last year and noticed that I hardly became ill at all, especially when everyone around me seemed to be suffering from colds. So I highly recommend it, especially if you work with a lot of people, or around children.

I have spoken to the company and found out that this is safe to use on babies and children. They always pick up so many nasty colds and I always find that when you catch a cold from them it always seem ten times worse. It is great that you can use this product as a prevention from illness – as over the counter cold remedies are full of chemicals and contain lot of sugar and flavourings.

Silver shield is a natural antibiotic and has many other uses. It is an excellent disinfectant and can be used to clean surfaces. A tip from a client is that they take this on holiday firstly to prevent catching illness off the place. They also take it before eating to prevent an upset stomach.

If you have a food allergy such as wheat and dairy – take silver Shield before eating and you wont get as bad side effects.

It doesn’t really have a taste so it’s a bit like taking water. Natures Sunshine recommends a teaspoon a day but if you are ill or going to be surrounded by ill people you can take more. If you are protecting yourself against food they recommend you pour some on your food or take it before you eat to kill off any bacteria

This product is definitely something you should have in your cupboard.

Naturessunshine Silver Shield (Click here to buy or find our more)

Let me know your feedback on this product and if you have any questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Make sure you take a look at my blog every week to see what product I recommend.