I love these little hand-made terra cotta chakra aromatherapy discs from Soul Candy by Amy Logan Life and Art. Put a drop or two of your favorite essential oil blend on the white part, and it holds the scent. You can place them around your house, use them to meditate, or carry them in your pocket. The scent lingers and if you place them near you (such as at your desk), you'll notice your favorite aroma throughout the day.
The stones are $39 for a set (on sale for $25 now), which includes 7 discs stamped with each of the seven chakras and glazed a corresponding color. It's a cute, creative, and portable way to have your favorite aromatherapy blend with you wherever you go.
The subscription crate I decided to try for December is the Enchanted Crystal Crystal Variety Box, which is a $58 per month subscription, which the description says will include 4-8 crystal or mineral specimens and a crystal grid cloth plus extra mini crystals. There is also a $16 subscription that sends the "crystal of the month."
The crate arrived well packed with each crystal individually wrapped and labeled. The image to the right is everything that came in the box (with the labels for clarity). Starting in the upper left corner and going around clockwise:
All of the specimens arrived in good condition, and two (the fairy quartz and the Lemurian seed quartz) are somewhat rare. The selection is good with a few interesting specimens (all are on the small side; just as a point of reference, the aragonite cluster is about the size of a quarter), and the value is probably close to the price of the box if I bought each crystal retail (or a little less than that - but when you add shipping costs, it's pretty close to what I'd pay to buy them all online individually and have them shipped to me in one box).
If you don't have many crystals and you'd like to have a collection come to you without going to a crystals shop, then this box may be a good way to build up your collection with decent quality crystals curated by an expert, and I like the included grid cloths each month. I'll try the subscription for another month just to see how it differs from month to month, but for me part of the joy is going to the crystals shop and picking them out one at a time. If you don't have a nearby crystals shop, then you may really enjoy this box.
I love essential oils and essential oil blends and use them daily for various purposes. While I enjoy making my own blends, I'm always on the lookout for products that are special or interesting.
There are a lot of essential oil products out there, and it was by happy accident that Frequency Positivity essential oil blend found its way to me. It came in a subscription crate from Goddess Provisions, and I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore it (although since this is a review, I'm certainly going to try). This essential oil blend smells juicy and delicious and inhaling its aroma makes me incredibly happy. Plus, come on, it's essential oils infused with crystals.
The blend is a mixture of lemon, orange, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, and clove bud oils, and it also contains golden jade (jasper stones). The scent is beautifully balanced, uplifting, and yummy. I put a few drops in a diffuser stone at my work station, and throughout the day, I catch enticing whiffs of its aroma, which instantly lifts my spirits. The seller is on Etsy, and the prices are reasonable (under 10 bucks for a 15 mL bottle). If you're looking for an essential oil blend that lifts your spirits - or one that simply smells delicious, I highly recommend trying this one.