Top 5 Online Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Beloved
Global Spiritual Master and founder of The Art of Living, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar beautifully puts it, “A relationship should come from a space of giving, not demanding. We have to move from ‘what can I get from him/her’ to ‘what can I do for him/her.’” Love is meant to be celebrated each day. Some of us, however, seek out a day or a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day to articulate that delicate space of feelings we call love, with a gift that we think will make that ‘special someone’ happy…really happy. It is a day to remind ourselves and be grateful for people who make our lives happier and wholesome with their presence in them. And so the gift we pick must be just as thoughtful, useful, and aesthetically worthy. Valentine’s Day is one such celebration of love that is brave, beautiful, and selfless, and here are our top 5 picks for gifts that say you truly care, like nothing else.
French perfume maker, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, is credited with naming this ancient science of using aromatic essences for healing, rejuvenating and balancing the body and mind, which we call aromatherapy. Having found acceptance in modern medicine much later, aromatic essential oils have been in use in Ayurveda for over 5000 years.
Keeping in mind the amount of stress our loved ones deal with on a day to day basis, there can be few gifts as wonderful as an aromatherapy package, that comprises blends of oils that balance and deeply relax the mind and body at the end of a long day. A precious gift in this regard can be Shankara’s Aromatherapy Collection that balances all the three doshas and combines the following blends of essential oils with unique calming and de-stressing results:
Grounding and Centering: Essential oils from Cardamom, Sandalwood EO, and Vetiver
Cooling and Soothing: Essential oils from Sandalwood, Lavender, Geranium
Stimulating and Invigorating: EO from Lemon, Bergamot, Cypress and Grapefruit.
But why should you gift your loved one an Aromatherapy Collection?
Going by a survey, about 2000 therapists in the US have recommended aromatherapy for treating ailments like skin conditions, digestive disorders, allergies, and breathing problems for its healing, calming, and rejuvenating value. Its benefits are:
- Pain management
- Better sleep
- Lowered stress and anxiety
- Reduces soreness in joints
- Reduced headaches and migraines
- Better digestion
- Anti-viral, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties
- Hygiene keeping
- Improves immunity
When it comes to picking a deodorant, there are endless options out there. It can be difficult to choose a particularly great one. But what we do not know is that a lot of these market bought deodorants actually contain paraben and aluminum that affect your body by causing endocrine disruption, a process where these chemicals mimic female hormones and can be carcinogenic too. But natural deodorants achieve much the same results by neutralizing body odors and making you smell fresh, grounded, and pleasant. These fragrances are not heady but calming for both the one who wears them and ones around them. (Also read: 7 commonly asked questions about aromatherapy)
Shankara’s natural deodorants-Aura Essential Oil Deodorant – Geranium & Ylang Ylang and Lavender & Vetiver makes a wonderful and aesthetically charming gift option.
These deodorants can be applied directly to the skin and they are free from chemicals, aluminum, and alcohol. They are made using pure essential oil made from a blend of essential oils of lavender, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree, Geranium EO (leaf), and Thyme that work with your body’s natural chemistry to neutralize unwanted body odors safely and effectively.
Our skin need can use regular facial massages for the facial muscles to stay toned, relaxed, detoxified, and for better circulation of blood and a robust lymphatic system that is responsible for removing toxins from the body. Now, what if you made it easy for your loved one to get a parlor-esque facial massage right from the comfort and safety of your home with the help of a 5000-year old technique that uses what is called the Kansa wand, a near-magical metallic wand that provides your skin with the exponential benefits of this metal, in use for many millennia.
One of its most useful benefits is that it balances the pH of your skin. In the ancient cultures, this was also the reason why people chose to eat and drink in utensils and cutlery made in precious metals, to help digest their food better and balance the acidity of the food. Some of the other benefits of Kansa Wand include:
- Balances pH of the skin and protects the skin’s delicate acid mantle. Balanced pH saves you from multiple skin problems including premature aging and inflammation
- Draws out toxins from the skin
- Removes stress from the body and mind
- Calms you down and nerves and muscles in the face also find relaxation
- Can be used over Marma points for deeper relief
- Removes excess heat from the body
- Improves blood circulation and free movement of nutrients into cells ensures the skin is healthy and aglow.
- Calms down inflammations, caused by dryness and dosha imbalance
- Shankara’s Kansa wand also has copper in it that helps develop collagen and elastin, two proteins needed to maintain the strength and texture of the skin.
4. Gifts for the perfect skin- a calming mask, a fine line treatment and an anti-aging eye cream
Lifestyle triggers like ongoing stress, anxiety, poor sleep cycles, work woes, relationship troubles, poor dietary habits-all of these come together in a flux to thwart our peace of minds, and the impact of this starts start showing on our skin, as eye bags, fine lines, or premature skin aging. So, here is a combination that is hard to say no to-in dealing with all these problems together-a a goody bag of these three products-
This algae-aloe gel mask soothes and calms sensitive skin for an instant, cooling relief. It is ideal for all skin types. The blue chamomile and cucumber present in it ease temporary redness and irritation, as the coconut oil nourishes and hydrates. It leaves the skin feeling calm, soft and dewy fresh.
This calming eye cream gently nourishes the delicate skin around the eyes, restoring it to a more youthful appearance. It comes loaded with nutrients and antioxidants like rose distillate, structured energized water, unrefined shea butter, grapeseed oil, andiroba oil, rosehip seed oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil, microalgae extracts, castor oil, cucumber extract; kukui nut oil, foraha oil among others that is deeply hydrating and moisturizing.
This is a beautiful pick to make the lines and patches disappear and unravel the glowing, supple, and healthy skin beneath.
Shankara's Fine Line Treatment Oil penetrates deeply into the skin tissues to calm, protect, and rejuvenate it, while maintaining the oil balance in the T-Zone. It uses generous extracts of almonds, evening primrose, sandalwood, chamomile, mimosa, aloe vera, turmeric, calendula grapeseed, shave grass, jojoba, sunflower, licorice among other dozens of herbs, the oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that cool off the skin’s irritants, cleanses and balances sebum, restoring and maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance. It is a non-comedogenic product that is it does not cause skin pore blockages?
With these beautiful gifts, we hope you can make this Valentine’s Day just as special and memorable for your ‘Special Someone’.