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August 30 2014

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2 posts tagged "21 Drops"

The Fab Five: Little Holiday Helpers

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The holidays are a time of giving, receiving, family gatherings, and fun. But all of that can also add up to a seemingly unscalable mountain of stress. Between shopping, traveling, and, in a few very special instances, cooking and playing host, too, there’s a lot on your plate right now. We don’t have the answers for dealing with unexpected guests, feuding relatives, and recipes gone awry, but we do have a few tried and trusted beauty remedies to help you stay calm and carry on. Here’s to a boatload of yuletide cheer—and the four-day weekend that comes with it.

The Perfect Pair
21 Drops Be Happy Duo
Packaged in a festive red box, this new seasonal set combines the aromatherapy brand’s #10 Calm, which boasts sweet orange fruit rind, vetiver root, and jasmine flower essential oils, and #12 Uplift, which features a blend of rose flower, lavender flower, helichrysum flower, and German chamomile flower oils to soothe stress—before assisting in a much needed attitude adjustment.

Code Orange
Kneipp Stress Free Bath
If you have time to steal away to a safe haven, which in all likelihood will be your bathroom since large family gatherings typically mean that living rooms, kitchens, and even bedrooms are considered part of the public domain, draw a nice hot bath and add one capful of this mandarin and orange essential-oil-spiked soak. A few deep breaths will melt away the memory of all five times you were asked when you’d be getting married in the span of a single hour.

Sniff Test
Persephenie Mental Clarity Smelling Salts
Packed with organic rosemary, ginger, lavender, and wild frankincense oil-infused Mediterranean sea salt and menthol crystals, L.A.-based perfumer Persephenie Lea‘s amber glass bottle holds the key to an afternoon second wind—with just a few whiffs.

Striking Oil
H. Gillerman Organics’ True Relaxations Stress Remedy
As part of H. Gillerman’s line of holistic, noninvasive therapies that target back injury, chronic pain, computer-related injuries, and stress comes a simple, pure answer to possessing the self-control not to say things you can’t take back. A few dabs of this serene lavender/citrus/woodsy oil on pulse points is meant to help you find the composure to make “thoughtful choices.”

Burn Notice
Aveda Warmth Candle
Adorned with sustainable lokta paper packaging, which is produced by the Himalayan Bio Trade Private Limited (HBTL) cooperative, and handcrafted according to the ancient tradition of Nepali papermaking, Aveda’s latest holiday candle is scented with spicy aromas of ginger, ginger lily, and clove. The festive scent should keep you in the mood for merry-making, while easing away any lingering anxiety.

Photo: Courtesy of

Forever 21

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The runway rigor is officially over (for this season at least), which means it’s time to focus on unearthing your once-hearty constitution. How, you ask? A diet that consists of more than just canapés, regular exercise, and an introduction to 21 Drops. The line of modern therapeutic-grade essential oils geared at your general well-being launched at the end of last year, but now it has combined its healing aromatherapy blends into complementary threesomes called, appropriately, Trios. They’re due out this Friday. The 21st Century Trio includes the De-Stress, Uplift, and Sleep blends; Travel Well has the Immunity, Digest, and Sleep tinctures; and the Weekender is made up of the Passion, Hangover, and, yet again, Sleep mixtures, clearly the department we are most depleted of these days. Each bottle is meant to be applied to specific points on the body for maximum effectiveness (Sleep works wonders under the nose, while Passion should follow the heart meridian at your wrists and in your elbow creases). Another bonus is that the scents, while lovely, are mild enough that they won’t compete with your other perfumed products for attention. Most exciting, though, is that the brightly hued essential oil applicators happen to be supremely portable, which means that a rotating cast can find a permanent position in your purse. On-the-go rejuvenation? Yes, we will.

Photo: Courtesy of 21 Drops