Finding the right gift for your loved ones this time of year can become a difficult task. This time of year, stores are full of generic gifts that have done the rounds a thousand times before. A box of chocolates (still always welcome) and a pair of slippers for mom, a new bath robe or a tool set for dad, a bunch of flowers and a bottle of wine for your friend’s are all great gifts. But is it what they really want?
We know that mom will never say no thank you to a new pair of fluffy slippers, she may even come to rely on a new pair every year. Dad loves you and your friend may need that bottle of wine, so don’t forego the gesture completely but this year. Why not add in a few gifts that will really add value to their lives.
5 Organic Skincare Gifts For the Holiday Season
Shea Butter Moisturizer
Apart from the obvious (perhaps slightly biased) reason, Shea butter makes it to the top of our list because it’s a wonderfully luxurious moisturizer that has anti-aging properties and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It also offers protection while it nourishes the skin with vitamins E and A. In short, Shea butter has proven time and time again to be an effective moisturizer that works with just about any skin type.
The East African variety is packed with vital nutrients and gives the skin a wonderful glow. Mom will love the feel of this soft, rich butter on her skin.
What’s really great about our East African Shea butter is that it’s 100% organic; it helps women across the world and is processed under the Fair Trade agreement. Every time mom dips into the Shea butter jar she won’t have to worry about unethical practices or animal cruelty.
Aloe Vera Supplements
Aloe has massive benefits and can be used both topically and orally. Of course, the products should suit either method; you can’t ingest an Aloe Vera lotion, for example. Amongst others, Aloe is an excellent source of anti-oxidants and is anti-bacterial. This wonder remedy can boost the immune system when taken internally as well as ensure that the digestive system is working well. While this may not sound like a direct skincare benefit, a healthy immune system will result in glowing, healthy, beautiful skin.
Aloe Vera supplements and drinks are exceptionally good for the body on the whole and will positively affect the skin in the long run. Pure Aloe Vera juice has even been found to effectively remove plaque. An Aloe Vera package would make an excellent organic skincare gift. As a bonus, Aloe Juice is, surprisingly, very tasty and we know it’s something dad will love.
Rooibos Tea Soaps
Organic Rooibos tea is an excellent source of anti-oxidants and fights free radicals within the body. Many people swear by a cup of black rooibos tea every day and the health benefits are numerous. Rooibos (directly translated Red Bush) is a South African Product that has broken into the international market for its fantastic health properties.
Rooibos boasts many of the health benefits that green teas do but has an added benefit – It’s completely caffeine free. It can be used topically or internally. Drinking it in a tea form is extremely popular and will definitely leave your giftee feeling happy and healthy. With every pot of tea she makes she’ll have the added benefit of a healthy immune system – thus, healthy skin.
There are plenty of Rooibos skincare products on the market. As the industry has grown, the need to make use of Rooibos in moisturizers, facial cleansers, and toners have also grown and you can now find rooibos in just about any kind of skincare product you want. From luxury pamper products right down to everyday toiletries.
White Tea Face Masks
Originally from China, white tea is known as the healthiest tea available. It has much more catechins than black or green tea and thus has a higher anti-oxidant value.
A White Tea face mask allows for the anti-oxidants to really soak into the skin and get to work doing what they do best, protect. The high level of antioxidants positively affects the skin, reduces the signs of aging as well as protects the skin from further damage. Stress, bad diet habits, and a lack of sleep put so much strain on the skin and a mother knows all three of those well.
Give mom a luxurious White Tea face mask, or a pack that she can use at least once a week to keep her skin looking young and vibrant.
Dead Sea Salt Scrubs
We can’t say enough about this amazing organic skincare product. Dead Sea salts can be a bit pricey, but there’s no doubt that they’re effective when it comes to premium skincare. The success rate of Dead Sea salts scrubs is unparalleled and will slough off dry skin cells leaving the skin well-nourished and feeling fresh.
Not only do these scrubs work to exfoliate, they are neutral to the skin’s PH level. This ensures that your skin still works to fight off harmful bacteria that it comes into contact with.
If you can’t get your hands on a Dead Sea salt scrub, Epsom salts and ordinary sea salt (coarse) works wonders too. There’s no need to scrub the skin with the crystals to feel the effect. Simply soften bath water with a cupful of coarse salt and enjoy a warm, relaxing soak while the salts get to work on the skin.
So if mom, dad, and your friends love the idea of organic skincare gifts then you can’t go wrong with one of these.