Boketto Holiday Gift Guide | Skin, Body & Holistic Wellness

Photography courtesy: H Is For Love

Photography courtesy: H Is For Love

This year, we're celebrating our first-ever #BokettoHoliday, and as a small business in a thriving community, the past eight months have taught us the value in shopping locally, and consciously. It is our intention to share the gift of balance, simplicity and wellbeing with others, so that they can then share those same experiences with the ones they love and cherish this season, and beyond.

Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing Boketto Holiday Gift Guides that contain exclusive product selects and one-of-a-kind collaborations that reflect our philosophy (of balance, simplicity and wellbeing).

This week, our focus is on skin, body and holistic wellness. We've curated three various holiday gift sets that promote an external glow through the ritual of routine self-care. Allow these to serve as ideas for those on your special holiday list, and allow us to work with you in-person to customize your gift set to your giftee's individual preferences and needs. 

AYURVEDIC APPROACH

For those that enjoy self-care rooted in tradition, with an indulgently modern twist. Handcrafted body oils, dosha-inspired deodorants, herbal-infused ghee and golden turmeric blends for whole body wellbeing. 

Jiva Apoha Body Oil | These blends are handcrafted with the highest integrity and a holistic approach, balancing body, mind and spirit. The base oils and essential oils were chosen and created to provide deep, lasting nourishment for the skin and to strengthen the skin barrier, which works in tandem with the immune system to keep your entire body humming. We encourage you to explore their oil glossary in order to learn more about the personalities of these oils. 

Norveda Wellness Ghee Deodorant | This natural line of deodorants are formulated with ghee (Ayurvedic clarified butter), zeolite (Norwegian volcanic ash), and zinc. Each scent was crafted with intention based on the needs and recommendations of the three Ayurvedic doshas: Vata (floral), Pitta (herbal) and Kapha (woodsy). 

Flora Ex Machina Royal Ghee | A whipped spread made from some of the most nutritive ingredients available, that in all honesty takes like royal frosting ready to be spooned, spread or slathered. Grass-fed ghee is combined with raw California wildflower honey and a blend of medicinal and alkalizing greens, adaptogenic herbs, grounding roots, and immunity-boosting mushrooms. The combination of honey and ghee serves as an excellent vehicle to carry the nutrients of the herbs deep into the body, making it a wonderful addition to tea, coffee, toast or simply by the spoonful daily. 

Wunder Workshop Golden Balance | A unique Ayurvedic-inspired adaptogenic blend that is designed to combat a stressful modern lifestyle, manage cortisol levels and improve hormone balance. Ashwagandha is rich in iron, improving alertness as well as strengthening the body’s response to stress and anxiety by reducing adrenal fatigue and stabilizing thyroid hormones. Turmeric, licorice and ginger have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive properties, whilst cayenne pepper stimulates metabolism and circulation, revitalizing and rejuvenating the body.

CONSCIOUS SKIN

For those that value the importance of mindfully crafted skincare products and are looking for the royal treatment to help make their morning and evening cleansing routines simple yet powerfully efficient. 

H Is For Love RAPHA Harmonizing Oil Cleanser | For those looking to make the switch to oil cleansing, but aren't willing to indulge on themselves, this is the one that will turn over a new leaf...and they will have you to thank for it. RAPHA’s foundation infuses nutrient-rich oils with herbs complimented by antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and highly soothing essential oils, giving skin a pathway to health and framework for vitality.

H Is For Love POLLEN Illuminating Mist"If there's just one thing that I can't get enough of from this line.." is always what we hear from devoted H fans when they come in to get their re-stock of POLLEN. This facial/mist toner is an important step in the skincare routine for balancing the pH of the skin, infusing a delicate floral blend of essential oils and skin-softening vegetable glycerine with just enough witch hazel to provide anti-inflammatory and astringent benefits.

Organic Cleansing Cloth | These extremely soft, organic cloths are suitable for even the most sensitive skin types (as opposed to terrycloth which can be highly abrasive). The perfect companion to any oil cleansing routine, gently removing makeup and debris.

Jade Facial Roller | A truly soothing and uplifting ritual that alleviates congestion while promoting blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Supports skin elasticity and collagen production, reduces puffiness and under eye circles and tightens pores. For extra soothing effects and inflammation reduction, the roller can be placed in the refrigerator overnight for use in the morning. 

*We love H products, but we also love local. Apothecary Richmond and Maven Made also create consciously crafted skincare products that we carry in the shop and can easily be incorporated into your custom gift sets. 

RITUAL INDULGENCE

To help those who could use a little extra mindful downtime, especially during the evening wind-down hours when an indulgent bathtime ritual can be enjoyed as a spa-like experience from the comfort of their own home. 

Parke Rituals Spirit Soak | These botanical bath infusions contain proprietary blends that nourish, hydrate and soothe the skin while promoting deep relaxation. Each ritual kit comes with 4 pre-filled organic cotton tea bags + a rose quartz crystal and palo santo for clearing and cleansing. Available locally in Deep Earth and Skin Love

Parke Rituals Petals + Greens Illuminating Skin Salve | This all-over healing skin salve warms in your hands as you soothe it across your limbs to further illuminate your skin for a post-bathing luxurious experience. A proprietary blend featuring olive oil, jojoba oil, comfrey, nettle, plantain, calendula, rose, rose hips, pine, white sage, sea buckthorn, beeswax and essential oils of lemon, grapefruit and rose geranium.

Redecker Ionic Body Brush | This spa-like brush works as a massage treatment for your lymphatic system as you brush gently from your fingertips and toes towards the heart. As a daily ritual before stepping into your shower or bath, the effects of body brushing not only support a soft and radiant outer layer, but promote internal detoxification, blood circulation and a healthy immune system. 

Bodha Modern Wellness Aromatherapy Eye Pillow | To slip over the eyes during and post-bath, this soft organic eye pillow helps to release facial tension while deeply relaxing the body to prepare for a restful night's sleep. Made from soft washed Japanese linen and filled with a custom blend of lavender, chamomile flowers & organic buckwheat. 

Jelena Nikolajevic