After a long day yesterday, I stopped at ABC Carpet & Home, a mecca of pretty, pricey, spiritual things.
Buzzing past all of the crystals and Marys and Buddhas, I went straight for the bodycare wall. The eco- and toxin-conscious store only stocks lotions and potions and pastes and masks and scrubs by all-natural companies like Dr. Hauschka, Pangea Organics, and my favorite of the moment, Red Flower. Completely synthetic- and paraben-free, the latter bodycare line is practically edible and surely divine.
I’m now madly in love with a Red Flower bottle of Amber and Cardamom Body Oil. Just a few dots on my hand, rubbed in, and sniffed deeply seemed to erase a day of intense stress. It’s not cheap, but it’s $44 worth of heaven. I think I know what I’m doing at my lunch break. At least for another sniff/smear. And it might be just the thing for the nuture-starved lovely on your holiday gift list.
Amazon sells it here.
By Valerie Reiss. Amy’s on vacation.