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The 411: Hope Gillerman

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Hope Gillerman practices what she preaches. The creator and founder of H. Gillerman Organics essential-oil remedies, a genius line of natural oils based on traditional Chinese medicine that addresses everything from stress and sleeplessness to sinus pressure and even jaw clenching, is herself a wellness expert and holistic healer with twenty-five years of experience. The New York-based naturalist is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which aims to teach people how to stop using unnecessary levels of muscular and mental tension during their everyday lives—and, impressively, created the curriculum around it for Harvard’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training (a former dancer, Gillerman adopted the method into her own life as a way of treating chronic back pain). Given her wealth of wellness-related knowledge, we were eager to get the inside track on Gillerman’s own favorite stops for yoga, green juices, and the kind of R&R destinations that are “pure healthy, rejuvenating time off.” Read on to get her picks below.

The Morning Ritual: Beauty From the Inside Out
“First I drink hot water with lime. Then, in the shower, I do a light loofah scrub, followed by a roll-on H. Gillerman Organics remedy oil. I have been using my Pure Breathing Chest Remedy to keep my immune system and energy level pumped. I follow that with H. Gillerman Neroli Face Oil, Face Balm, Lip Balm, and Hand & Body (from my own small-batch skincare line). Then I touch up my nails with HIPP x RGB nudes. Breakfast usually includes steel-cut oats, pure tea, and my green juice with local greens, Red Jacket Cider, Hemp Hearts, cardamom, and cinnamon, diluted with water or nettle tea—and sometimes a banana.”
Available at www.hgillermanorganics.com and www.rgbcosmetics.com.

The Personal Yogi: Frank Ricci
“I have a private yoga teacher, Frank Ricci—he does his homework and is always prepared. He just has a brilliant mind.”
For more information, contact frankricci@gmail.com.

The Man With the Crystal Vision: Joseph Giacona
“Joseph Giacona works with crystals, Chinese medicine, and supplements. He has a great ability to gently motivate change and self-healing.”
For more information, visit www.neighborhoodnaturalmedicine.com.

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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.

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