There are always some fantastic finds that we just can’t fit into the stories we’re working on. Adding them will make the existing stories way too long, or maybe they just don’t quite fit a particular theme. But that doesn’t take anything away from their fabulousness. Here are 4 fantastic finds we know you’ll want for yourself. None are tres cher (um… expensive)! All would make a welcome gift for the special ladies in your life (and that includes you)!
Aroma-ahh for ME Time
Now more than ever, we need some “me” time. La Parea Wellness has natural, sustainable aromatherapy goodness for your mind, body, and soul! Their products use traditional plant-derived remedies from the Andes and Amazon to help everyone deal with the stresses of today. Take your pick from candles, essential oils, tea blends skincare, and aromatherapy mists. In our editorial gift box, we also received a lovely LaPixie pumice stone necklace that diffuses essential oils.
However, you can also get one of La Parea’s lovely gift boxes. Ours is the wonderful Aromatherapy Gift Set ($53). It is chock-full of beautifully scented delights including 3 2f/ oz. face and body mists Zen (Lavender & Peppermint), Chill (ylang-ylang, Orange, Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, and Clary Sage), Release ( Lemongrass, Citronella, Rosemary, Lavindin, and Myrtle). There are four yummy (and vegan) Lip Balms (Chocolate Mint, Berry Mint, Vanilla Mint, and Matcha) and a nice 6 oz Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candle.
The melted soy and shea butter wax candle can also be used for massages. Our sample in “Bamboo Tree” smells fresh and clean thanks to flowering bamboo and a melange of white florals. 10% of the profit from the candles goes to a New Jersey non-profit: Oasis A Haven for Women & Children to break the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and children in need. Visit the La Parea Wellness Website and you can also find some of the products on Amazon.com
Your Luxury Evening Bag (or another bag) Buddy
When I’m hungry and need something crunchy, but don’t want to resort to packaged snacks full of salt and chemicals, I make popcorn. It’s the perfect thing for movie night or any night. The scent of freshly-popped corn alone is enough to make people happy. Popcorn Powder has three great flavors to make your popcorn flavor, well, pop!
Unlike some toppings, Popcorn Powder is made with natural ingredients. There’s Rosemary Parmesan, Cinnamon Bun, and Chipotle Cheddar.
It’s simple to make – just Mix, Pop, Toss & Enjoy! $10 each or $27 for the trio of generously sized 5 oz. shaker jars. These are not just gourmet toppings, they’re versatile enough to use in pasta, chicken, cookies, and more. The basic recipe calls for oil or melted butter (in the microwave, use water) mixed with the popcorn powder which helps the popcorn powder to stick to the popped kernels.
I can see using the rosemary parmesan on pasta, the chipotle cheddar on macaroni for a quick spicy mac and cheese or on eggs to spice them up, and the cinnamon bun on toast or anything else with butter! Of course, the main idea is to use this on popcorn and the generously spiced shaker jars do a great job with plain old popcorn, too. These make a nice gift packaged with a microwave (or other) popper and some fresh popcorn kernels. Visit Popcorn Powder