In my search for inspiration to create a Winter Limited Edition Candle, I pondered the question: "What would my ideal holiday season look like?" Every year, we scramble in freezing temps to find ways to make each other "happy". Whether it's through emptying the bank account for gifts, decorating the house, gathering and preparing food, setting the perfect table, or rushing to be on time for a family gathering; we can all agree that the holidays bear an immense amount of stress. In addition, we have to face the family members that may not be our faves, probing at our life decisions until we wished we would've just disappeared into a heated blanket on the couch with a hot toddy. Days are shorter, and depression is lurking for many.
To answer my question, my ideal holiday season would look stress free, boundless, and organic. A medley of gifting from my heart and hands, cooking when I feel the urge and crave specific flavors, and falling deep into creative projects four hours on end. Hot cocoa by the fireplace, flannel pajamas and slipper socks complement a downtempo playlist. Casual, spontaneous visits from friends and family just few at a time, to share some laughs, an episode or a cocktail. All of these things seem like a perfect fit for the season, yet I always fall into the trap of keeping up with all of the activities and demands.
This season, I choose to only allow quality experiences, interactions and relationships to prevail. I'm sinking in deep to get cozy, steal quiet moments, eat and rest well. I'll connect with others when my heart is open and overflowing and will unapologetically turn inward for self care when my spirit tells me to. I'll give with a spirit of gratitude, and celebrate the close of this year with those dearest to my heart. I choose to not be succumbed by stress and tension, but to connect in more meaningful ways than ever.
"Come Together" is a unique festive holiday candle that boasts Orange and Pine Essential Oils, Flourite and Pyrite Crystals, and Rosemary Leaf. Orange essential oil is an intensely uplifting scent, stimulating to the autonomic nervous system. It is used in aromatherapy for the relief of mild forms of depression and stress. Well-known for its worry-reducing properties, orange oil carries cheerfulness while it simultaneously calms, making it ideal as an overall mood enhancer and relaxant. Its balancing effect on the mind and body, and its warming and joyful qualities can cheer up the biggest Grinch.
Famously used as Christmas trees all around the planet, pine trees have been used for their essential oil since the times of Ancient Greek civilizations. Known to have an uplifting, cleansing effect which can dispel worry and tiredness, invigorating pine oil can clear the air and release negative emotions. This essential oil is also natural deodorizer thanks to antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities. Physically, pine essential oil is a strong pain reliever, and is useful for respiratory ailments, alleviating headaches and cold symptoms.
Fluorite is a soothing clarifying stone that draws off all negative stress and energies. This crystal can help you declutter and get rid of the things, or even people, that are no longer healthy for you. It can support you in breaking away from rigid patterns of behavior or old ways of thinking. It is an amazing stone to support you as you enter a new year.
Pyrite, aka Fool's Gold is the ultimate symbol of wealth and good luck. Like a trusted bodyguard, Pyrite crystal properties protect the environment from negative energy, and usher in abundance. Pyrite will enhance your willpower during challenging times, and it will support your actions and decisions which are necessary for your personal success and growth. Offering vital energy during the stressful holiday season, pyrite will allow you to remain grounded, regardless of the things happening in your life that can leave you feeling drained.
An evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean, Rosemary is a purifying and protective herb. Think of it as a repellant for unwelcome guests and energies! The clear, bright energy of rosemary makes it one of the best herbs for healing on many levels. It is a harmony inducing herb, helping us to love ourselves more fully, which enables us to love others more as well.
This holiday season, let's "Come Together" and share rich experiences with our loved ones. Say no to the tradition of stressful times, inauthentic interactions and energy depletion, and truly enjoy each moment!
Available this upcoming Sunday November 18th @Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar and www.esty.com/shop/MoonstoneChandlery
With love and gratitude,