Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Give the Best Gift of All This Holiday Season -- Therapeutic Balms and Candle Gift Sets from Scentered That Will Help with Mindfulness and Relaxation - Something We Would All Benefit From and Enjoy! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Ever since my diagnosis and treatment for cancer, I have been cautious of what I put in my body, and what products I use. I was first turned onto aromatherapy products while undergoing radiation and chemo treatments.  My brother's girlfriend at the time was big in holistic medicine and healing and would make up roll on aromatherapy products to use, to help relax and take away some of the symptoms I was having as a result of my treatment including inability to sleep, anxiety, nausea and stress, to name a few.  At first I was reluctant to use the products, but after hearing her talk all about them, I thought I had nothing to lose, and gave them a try.  I couldn't believe how well they worked and how simple essential oils could really help one feel more calm and relaxed.  I found myself adding her homemade products to my tote bag I would bring daily to treatment, and would use while sitting in the chemo chair for 5+ hrs., or apply after having my radiation treatment and waiting for follow up visits with my oncology team.  Whenever I would use her aromatherapy products, it was like the stress and anxiety I was feeling at the moment in time just melted away.

Now, 12 years out of cancer treatment and in remission, I still use aromatherapy products, for myself and my family.  Instead of hitting the medicine aisle at the pharmacy for ailments, etc, I research about which essential oils or aromatherapy products may help in place of adding unnecessary chemicals and medicines to my body, or that of my family's.  After seeing firsthand at what all the nasty cancer drugs can do to your body, while helping to rid the body of cancer, the last thing I want to do is add more medicine to my body, unless I ultimately need it.  I have found that by using aromatherapy products and essential oils, I can relive many of the problems I may be experiencing at any given moment.  

So, when I wan contacted recently by the folks at Scentered to see about trying out some of their aromatherapy products for inclusion in my holiday gift guide, I jumped at the opportunity.  Being a fan of essential oils and aromatherapy, I was curious to see how their products worked, compared to others I have been using and have tried over the years.  I was sent two of their gifts sets, which are branded with holiday labeling - making them great to gift as is with a bow or gift tag attached -- and have enjoyed trying the different Scentered products out over the past week or so.

First, here is more about the two Scentered holiday gift sets I was sent, and then I will share more about my personal thoughts on them, after having tried them out firsthand....

"Awake well-rested with SLEEP WELL to give yourself the best chance for a wonderful day by embracing this nightly bedtime ritual to help you drift off into restful sleep.  Delivers an alluring blend to relax your body and quiet your mind.
(Also available in BE HAPPY, FOCUS and DE-STRESS)

Our 100% natural, essential oil based Aromatherapy Balm is mess-free and won't leak or spill in your bag. Use SLEEP WELL as part of our Wellbeing Ritual.  

Our therapeutic candles are made from a custom blend of natural waxes, sustainably sourced and non-GM, with pure essentials oils for a clean burn and natural fragrance." 
5g / 0.17 oz Balm
85g / 3 oz Candle
Burn Time: 18 hours

About the Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Mini Tin Set:

"Our Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Mini Tin contains five of our best-selling 100% natural balms - SLEEP WELL, DE-STRESS, HAPPY, FOCUS AND ESCAPE. The travel-friendly tin is perfect for transporting your Balms, helping you mindfully transition throughout your daily journey. 

Each 1.5g mess-free mini balm contains up to 25 essential oils, which deliver a uniquely glorious 100% natural fragrance. Our portable, nourishing balms have been carefully formulated with a blend of moringa and shea butter, to ensure a non-greasy finish to help you mindfully transition throughout your daily journey.

Each balm can be used individually to target a specific need or together, as a personal mood and lifestyle support 'tool kit'. "
About the Wellbeing Ritual:
It is one thing to buy the Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Mini Tin set, or be gifted it this holiday season...but, it is another to know how to truly use to get the greatest benefit of this wonderful aromatherapy products (including balms and Scentered candle).  

Follow the three easy steps below to truly reap the benefits of the Scentered products...
Stop - Apply a balm directly to your wrist, neck and temples or light a Scentered candle to purposefully fill the room with mindful meaning.
Inhale – Raise your wrists or candle to your nose and deeply inhale, visualizing the mind state you wish to achieve in this moment.
Reset – Exhale deeply as you step into the next moment of your daily journey.
Find out more about the Scentered Wellbeing Ritual here."
As mentioned above, I was sent the above mentioned Scentered gift sets, as well as their every day Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Mini Tin set, which comes packaged like this -- without the holiday sleeve....
It contains the same balms at the Christmas Wellbeing tin, 
minus the Christmas sleeve slid over the outside of the metal tin.

I don't know about you, but when the holidays roll around, any help I can get with wrapping or packaging up gift sets so that they can be given as it, or stuffed into a stocking for easy gifting, makes my life so much easier, as I am not a fan of gift wrapping.  

So, when I saw the two Scentered Christmas gift sets with their simple yet elegant packaging (which if you peak inside the inner flap shares an example of how to use the balms in your daily life), I was happy I knew I could pick up more of these gift sets to gift to family and friends, and have one less gift to wrap.:-)  
After using each and every one of the balms in the Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Mini Tin for a week, I could see an improvement in my overall mood after just the first day. And, for every day thereafter, I found myself waking happier and more energized to start the day, and by mid-day I wasn't tired or feeling stressed, like I had been feeling before incorporating these balms into my daily routine. I followed the Daily Wellbeing Ritual Example that was inside the sleeve of gift tin, which suggested the following:
1. Wake-up - Use HAPPY
2.  Morning - Use FOCUS
3. Afternoon - Use DE-STRESS and then ESCAPE
4. Evening - Use LOVE
5. Night - Use SLEEP WELL
Each of these five 100% natural travel sized balms were included in the mini tin set, and could be stored in the metal tin they came in, or added to your purse, make up bag, etc. It is suggested to apply the portable, non-greasy, no-mess balm formulations to pulse points (wrist, neck and temples), then inhale deeply and rest your mood.  I used down time after applying the different balms throughout the day to get in a little extra deep breathing moments, so that I could really be in the moment inhaling the pure essential oils, and letting them help reset my mood at that given moment.  I found myself calm and re-centered, each and every time I would apply a different Scentered balm on my pulse points and slowed down to inhale the scents. It brought me back to when I first started using aromatherapy and essential oils while undergoing cancer treatments, and how it helped get me through my days, of ups and downs.  Now, all these years later, it was like the Scentered products I was sent to review, were helping to reset my body throughout the day, and leaving me more calm and centered to take on the rest of the day.  And, when it was bed-time I added the "I Want to Sleep Well" wellbeing ritual balm and candle to the mix, and it really did wonders in helping me sleep.  For the past few months, with the stress of my girls and their schooling, bills, work and daily stresses we all deal with, I found myself tossing and turning and up most nights.  I tried warm chamomile tea, a hot bath, and no television or phone before bed, but, I was still left trying to count sheep to fall asleep.  Thinking I would not be getting a good night's sleep for awhile, especially with the upcoming stress added with the holidays, I was willing to try anything, including lighting this candle and applying the balm in hopes of getting a restful night's sleep.  Seeing just how well the other balms from the Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy mini tin has been working for me, I was crossing my fingers that the SLEEP WELL candle paired with the balm would work.  Te therapy balm and treatment candle are both made with Palmarosa, Lavender and Ylang Ylang, and smell amazing.  Just inhaling the SLEEP WELL scent, I found myself and my body feeling more relaxed, and the stress melting away.  I lit the candle the first night I received my Scentered samples, and couldn't believe how well it worked.  Within about 10-15 minutes of laying in bed, doing my deep breathing and relaxing my whole body, I started to feel tired. I blew out the candle, applied the balm to my pulse points, and a few moments later drifted peacefully off to sleep...and, stayed asleep until the next morning.  When I woke, I felt well-rested, and was in a good mood, ready to start the day.  

I have been using the SLEEP WELL therapy balm and treatment candle at bedtime each night, and no longer have to dread tossing and turning and not being able to fall asleep. Instead, I look forward to laying down, as I know my body will start to relax after a busy day, and within a half hour of my laying down, I will find myself ready to blow out the candle and roll over and fall asleep, until the next morning. Ahh, it's truly amazing how restful night's sleep, without the need of sleep medication or forced sleep, will have you waking feeling rejuvenated and in such a good mood the next day.  I am so thankful I had the opportunity to try out the Scentered line of aromatherapy products, and now know what I will be gifting many people on my holiday shopping list this Christmas -- their wonderful Christmas gift sets -- which are all so affordable, and deliver therapeutic benefits without the need of adding harmful drugs or chemicals to your body. Simply apply the 100% natural balms to pressure points and inhale, or light a candle and inhale, and you will see just how well the wellbeing ritual treatment of Scentered products will work for you.  I love how it makes me feel, and how it has helped to restore a lifestyle balance naturally...and, I know once you try Scentered, you will feel the same way, too!
In addition to the two Christmas gift sets mentioned above and the standard Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy metal tin without holiday sleeve, the folks at Scentered also have the following product that would make for a great gift idea this holiday season...
DE-STRESS Christmas Stocking - Only $25

(Also available in LOVE, HAPPY and SLEEP WELL)

DE-STRESS Home Aromatherapy Candle Set - Only $52




You can learn more about these wonderful aromatherapy gift ideas, as well as see all the others available from Scentered by visiting here.  

The hard part will be deciding which gift set to go with.  I, for one, love all the Scentered products I tried, especially the SLEEP WELL candle and balm.  I am hoping Santa gets my wish list I will be mailing out with my girls, as I have Scentered top on my list, in hopes he brings me some more of their therapeutic candles to burn, and balms to use throughout the year.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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