We all know mums are amazing and deserve the very best. Give your mum a guaranteed Christmas treat of affordable organic luxury this year. Not sure what to get? Below is a round up of some of the most popular gifts from Weleda's 2017's Christmas gift range.
For the sporty mum
Whether she's a gym bunny or Zumba queen, she's sure to appreciate the muscle soothing power of Arnica. Weleda Arnica Gift Trio features a gym sized body wash, an exclusive 50ml Arnica therapeutic milk bath and the best selling sports massage oil in the world!
For the stylish mum
There's always one mum who looks like she could be gracing the catwalk instead of the school run. Weleda Tinted Lip Balms were a hit with make-up artists and models alike at London Fashion Week in September. Three subtle shades enhance natural beauty, whilst organic jojoba oil and shea butter soften and protect.
For the practical mum
Cult hero product Skin Food is the multitasking queen's dream. Apply to dry patches, use on the lips, cuticles, smooth away flyaway hair, use as a face mask, primer underneath make up ... just like this mum, there is nothing Skin Food can't do! Weleda Skin Food Winter Survival gift set pairs Skin Food with the equally handy Everon lip balm.
For the mum in need of a hug
Weleda Wild Rose Ribbon Gift is a hug in a box. For the mum who has recently separated, or been so busy caring for others that she's exhausted herself. The body wash, body lotion and organic perfume contain essential oils of damask rose, geranium and ylang ylang to restore harmony to body and mind.
For the new mum
Weleda Lavender Milk Bath is the perfect pick me up for the sleep deprived. The gift features a beautifully designed sleeve that lends itself to any occasion, not just Christmas. Can't find ten minutes for a bath? Simply soak a flannel in a basin filled with warm water and a capful of milk bath, apply to the face and inhale deeply.
For the well groomed mum
You'll never catch this mum sporting chipped nails or a monobrow! Give her the gift of Weleda Pomegranate Nail Pen to keep her manicure looking fresh. It comes with a handy travel-sized tube of celebrity favourite Skin Food.
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What's on your Weleda wish list this Christmas?
As a working mum of two children under the age of three, I struggle to find the time to take care of myself. Don't get me wrong, I wash every day (the reason for mentioning this will soon become apparent!), do a bit of yoga when the kids are in bed and get the occasional massage, but there is a distinct lack of 'me time' in my life right now.
So when I was invited to Weleda head office to hear about a stress relieving activity that can easily be squidged into the busiest of days, I was keen to find out more ....
Last week, Weleda launched a mindfulness colouring book as part of their 2016 Christmas gift range. The beautiful book features the intricate designs of talented artist Lizzie Hobbs, who spent a year researching lead plants and key ingredients in Weleda's extensive range of organic, biodynamic health and beauty products.
The book is made up of twelve pages to colour in, with each page telling the story of a particular ingredient; for example, Jasmine is an Indian flower that releases its intoxicating scent at night, so the henna-like pattern comprises of a striking mandala with stars, hawk-moths and peacocks. In contrast, Calendula has a strong heritage in English herbal medicine, so the flower is set against a backdrop pattern of medieval floor tiles and Tudor timberwork.
Mindfulness colouring books have been around for a while now, but what is mindfulness, exactly, and why does colouring help us to achieve it?
Or to put it simply, use your senses to experience the present moment fully. By doing this, we learn to switch off from the mental chatter that dominates the stressed mind. Any simple, repetitive activity focuses the attention and calms the mind. Colouring makes mindfulness easy and accessible.
"Filling a page with carefully and thoughtfully chosen colour, feeling the pencil in your hand, hearing the sounds it makes when it runs along the page, concentrating on your breathing and feeling the sensations of bringing the illustration to life."
Weleda's Mindfulness Wash Gift set, priced at a purse-friendly £17.95, partners the colouring book with five luxury body washes. The premise is simple; choose a body wash (my favourite is pomegranate, closely followed by rose) and start or end your day with a mindfulness meditation in the shower!
Having tried the two activities for nearly a week now, I have been thrilled at how better able I have been at coping with the demands of a busy, stressful life. The most common complaint I hear amongst friends is that there are not enough hours in the day. Time seems to fly by whilst our to-do lists only get longer. The simple act of mindful colouring and the enjoyable mindfulness shower meditation really help me to slow down and clear my head.
Mindfulness is associated with a whole host of benefits, including stress reduction, better memory, improved concentration, increased immune function and relationship satisfaction. Why wouldn't you want in?!
So if you know of anyone who could use a short cut to stress relief, consider treating them to a wonderful gift that will cleanse their mind as well as their body this Christmas!
Complementary therapist and natural health expert. On a mission to sprinkle health and wellness wherever I go...