Christmas is just around the corner so I’m sharing some of my favourite things that keep me healthy and happy all year long. If you're still searching for that perfect gift or stocking stuffer, you may just find it below.
1. Organic Rosehip Oil
Don't be scared to use oils! This is my favourite clean and green beauty product and I will never go back to lotions or creams. Use daily for soft and radiant skin, fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars.
2. Mighty Leaf Organic Tea – stocking stuffer alert!
A warm cup of tea goes a long way on a winter day. I love this Canadian company and their Organic English breakfast and Herbals Blends.
3. Moosewood Restaurant Favourites Cookbook
An excellent addition to any kitchen, the Moosewood cookbooks have long been a family favourite. This winner combines their most requested recipes into one amazing collection. Many of my all-time favourite soup, stews and salads come from this cookbook.
4. Vitamix Blender – break the bank alert!
If you really love someone you’ll buy them a Vitamix. Just kidding. But seriously, I don’t know what I did before my vitamix. It blends smoothies and juices like a dream and can be used for soups, making nut milks, and even icecream.
5. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
Great for Mothers, Mother-in-laws and anyone else in your clan who's ready for a day of relaxation and de-stressing. Complete with thermal baths, sauna, eucalpytus steam room and solariums or you can go the extra mile and book them a massage for the total package.
6. EOS Organic Lip Balm – stocking stuffer alert!
A great all natural and organic lip balm that doesn't break the bank. Sweet mint and vanilla bean are my go-to flavours.
7. Jade Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat
Know someone who takes their yoga seriously? Jade Yoga makes my favourite mat made of natural rubber. These last forever and are nice and grippy for your best downward dog yet. They also come in a variety of thicknesses, from light and travel friendly to thick and comfortable for joint support. Jade also plants a tree for each mat purchased.
8. Stainless Steel Water Bottle
For the eternally hydrated or workout junkie, splurge for a stainless steel water bottle in lieu of plastic. These are unbreakable, last forever, and best of all are chemical free.
That's the round-up! Hope it inspired some seriously healthy gift giving. Of course, some good quality dark chocolate in the stocking never hurts (check out Georgian Chocolate Co. which is locally made, ethical and delicious!)
Have a wonderful Holiday Season!
Dr. Katie Rothwell, ND