What do you get the natural living enthusiast who has everything? What about the mom who shops organic and eats real food? Maybe you’re an avid health blogger and looking for new ideas!
Top 12 Unique Natural Gifts
Binchotan charcoal is formed using an ancient method of wood burning and rapid smothering yielding a large surface area, trapping chemicals and undesirable contaminants. While commonly used for water filtration these sticks make an excellent addition to bathwater. (Rikimo)
2. Heirloom Seeds
The average supermarket-bound vegetable or fruit travels 800 miles before landing in a store. Gardening offers an ideal way to eliminate transport time while protecting vital nutrients. If your loved one is a gardener, they will appreciate the value of non-GMO, heirloom seeds. Consider a gift certificate so they can enjoy the selection process! (Territorial Seed Company)
The sample pack offers an excellent opportunity to try a chemical-free hair routine. These 5 trial sized shampoos come with instructions and suggestions for integrating the five elements into your daily routine. It’s not easy to give up the lure of chemically-laden hair products, but this sample pack makes it a bit easier. (Morrocco Method)
This is the ultimate safe cookware! Himalayan salt blocks, plates, and bricks can be used to cook or serve while delivering all the benefits of pure, natural salt. Himalayan Salt blocks are heavy and can be a bit cumbersome to work with, but the rewards are great. I recommend the book Himalayan Salt Block Cooking as an informative companion to those new to salt block cooking. (Saltworks)
5. Miron Violet Glass
Miron violet glass has been used for centuries to preserve natural substances. Violet glass acts as a filter, blocking damaging light waves while enhancing beneficial ones. Miron violet glass comes in a variety of sizes and bottle types. For more about the unique properties and sources for this unique gift see Miron Violet Glass.
Our head and scalp readily absorb the chemicals used in conventional hats. Hats made with 100% organic cotton offer a nice healthy alternative. Econscious provides a variety of colors with adjustable closures. Check out their Corps and Beanie hats as well. (Econscious)
These minimalist shoes allow your feet to function as close to nature as possible. Inspired by Native American huarache running sandals, Earth Runners are designed to mimic what it means to run or walk barefoot, enabling the wearer to connect with the harmonizing rhythms of the Earth. The science of Earthing is fascinating and worth exploring! (Earth Runners)
This all-in-one tea infuser and mug offers a convenient, safe on-the-go tea drinking experience. Perfect for those who love all natural loose leaf tea, this glass comes with a stainless steel filter and cup. Attach the filter to the mug (which is glass on the inside and plastic on the outside) and turn it over. Give it a few minutes to infuse and then turn it back over, remove the top and enjoy! (Libre Tea)
Himalayan salt crystal lamps heat the salt contained in the lamp that results in the release of negative ions. These negative ions help neutralize contaminants in the air. (See Balance Me Beautiful for more benefits.) They also help with the electro-smog and, therefore, make a great addition to any office environment. Himalayan salt lamps utilize a 15 watt light bulb and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Himalayan salt candles are also available. (Himalayan Salt Shop)
This snack food is one of the best-kept secrets in the healthy living world. Tiger nuts are not nuts at all. They are tubers, much like a yam or beet. What sets them apart is that they are filled with fiber and, therefore, make an excellent option for those seeking to cut back on sugar and starch. Tiger Nuts pass all 11 tests for allergens used by the website Snack Safely. For those new to Tiger Nuts, the peeled nuts are a better bet as they are better suited for snacking. (Tiger Nuts)
11. Essential Oil Diffuser
There are many ptions when it comes to diffusers. This atomizing diffuser offered by Diffuser World utilizes patented cold diffusion technology to deliver favorite essential oils. The Aroma-Ace lets you control how often and how much essential oil is diffused into the room. Anyone who appreciates the benefits of essential oils will love this diffuser! (Diffuser World)
Research suggests that too much sitting is taking its toll on health and standing while working is one way to counter the problem. There are lots of factors to consider including frame material, height, cost, and ergonomics (the science of work). I have had great success with the Safco Cherry Desk found here. Another option is the one found at Stand Desk. For an excellent review of existing options check out StandUpDesk.org.
- Disclaimer. I have no financial ties to any company listed above. This is not a comprehensive list of brands, simply a list of products I enjoy.
See something on this list that interests you? Are you a natural living enthusiast with an eye on one or more of these.
This list only scratches the surface when it comes to natural gifts. Why not skip the traditional fare and offer a health-promoting gift to your loved one!
- 32Many of us flavor our food with Himalayan salt, but have you tried cooking with it? Himalayan salt blocks offer one of the safest ways to cook your food. They also can be used for curing, drying, freezing, caramelizing and they make beautiful serving trays. They are the ultimate sustainable cookware…