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2023 Holiday Wellness Guide & Refuse To Get Sick Tool Kit
November 22, 2023
With the holiday season approaching, I wanted to share a few of my favorite wellness products that could make great gift for yourself or loved ones. These products are lower toxin living options that promote elements of hormone health and stress resilience, which can be extremely helpful during the busy holiday season.
As a bonus I also included my “Refuse to Get Sick” Toolkitwhich includes my favorite immune system support products, which are especially helpful as we are entering cold & flu season! Below are a 4 of my favorites, but be sure to use the link to access the full toolkit for preventing illness and support when illness does hit!
This organic CBD helps support the nervous system, increases stress resilience, and promotes a sense of relaxation. It is great to use before bed or during a higher stress work day. I love the 30 mg gel capsules and the 10 mg liquid dropper! The perfect gift for yourself or a stress cadet loved one❤️.
JÜJ is a digestive bitters designed for health-conscious folks who
don’t want to compromise on taste or miss out on drinking socially. It’s meant to be added to a mocktail or cocktail to feel less bloated, enjoy an elevated beverage experience, and sweeten your connections. I love JÜJing up my drinks with these bitters at daily meals or when entertaining! They are perfect too whether exploring sober curiosity and looking for fun flavor or in your TTC window decreasing or omitting alcohol intake! Start with the sample trio – when it launches this Friday, you won’t regret it! P.S Cranbiscus is fan favorite!
A membership to the Matrescence community is perfect for any soon to be or new mama! Here they break down the stigma around navigating mental health through motherhood. This community is the perfect gift for you or the new mama in your life who is looking to support their mind and body as they walk through the terrain of motherhood.
Red light therapy improves mitochondrial health, cellular repair, and promotes a healthy circadian rhythm. Although this is more of a *fun* tool, I have seen anecdotal benefits related toward thyroid function and pain! I like to habit stack by doing my “morning minutes” journaling and reading under the red light daily! (USE THE LINK FOR A DISCOUNT)
All products from Toups & Co are great for those looking for non-toxic makeup and skincare. I love to keep my lips hydrated with their tallow lip balm and have used their other tallow based products for eczema, chapped skin, and cuts to support healing!
Vitruvi makes ceramic oil diffusers without any harsh chemicals or ingredients. I LOVE their look, they are so sleek and fit naturally into any space. You can purchase essential oils on Fullscript, which is a great way to promote relaxation and support the nervous system! My favorites for the holiday are pine and orange, but I always keep lavender on hand for extra parasympathetic support during the work day and before bed.
The pranamat stimulates accupressure points to provide relief for headaches, sciatica, back pain, fatigue, stress, and support the parasympathetic nervous system response. I love this gift for your family member who has pain or any one looking to add health supporting habit stacks to their routine, (I personally love to meditate on mine!) Discount code: Livnourished
Infrared saunas can be a fantastic tool in a healing picture. When it comes to creating consistency with a tool like this, there is nothing better than having the product in your own home. Higher Dose has a low EMF sauna blanket that is friendly on space, but still potent on power. It uses full spectrum infrared light to decrease inflammation, improve circulation, promote healthy skin, and enhance deep relaxation. Another awesome habit stacker! I’ll pop on a show, listen to an audio book, or meditate while I sauna!
But seriously, can you EVER have too many storage containers? Choosing glass is a great way to limit exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and promote hormone health. These are perfect to support those who are getting into meal prep or the new homeowner!
Ilia is one of my favorite non-toxic cosmetic companies! This cream blush is perfect for the cheeks, but also for the lips and the eyes! I personally love the color “At Last”, but all the hues are beautiful!
Same goes for this Ilia lipstick, which hydrates lips and adds a touch of color! I seriously love most of Ilia’s products. If you haven’t tried any, these will be the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift for your favorite beauty product junkie in your life.
I love the FullWell Fertility products. They are so thoughtfully developed and formulated for the TTC and soon to be mama! This organic herbal tincture uses lemon balm, linden, chamomile, and ginger, is a natural option when looking to support the nervous system and promote a healthy night’s sleep! NOTE it is pregnancy friendly, but a great product for any stage of female health to support. Discount code: Livnourished
1. Jigsaw Health Adrenal Cocktail:
The adrenal cocktail is one of my favorite tools in my tool kit. The sodium and potassium support electrolyte balance which is extremely important during flu season. Jigsaw also uses whole-food vitamin C from acerola cherry extra which provides antioxidants to defend against pathogens. The adrenal cocktail works to decrease stress which so important for preventing sickness. Safe to include during pregnancy
2. Biocidin Throat Spray:
This throat spray contains herbal extracts including bilberry fruit extract, shiitake mushroom extract, garlic bulb, white willow bark, milk thistle seed, echinacea, oregano oil to support the respiratory system and immune system. I like to use this especially when traveling or when I have that scratch in my throat where I feel like something is “coming on” that I want to squash!
3. Source Naturals Wellness Formula:
The Wellness Formula contains more than 30 vitamins, minerals such as zinc and selenium, and time-tested herbs for advanced immune support. It also provides high potency vitamin C for antioxidants which decrease stress on the body, free radicals, and help your body fight pathogens. An absolute go-to for me with the first signs of illness!
4. Xlear Nasal Spray:
Xlear Nasal Spray helps to open airways, cleanse the sinuses, and alleviates swelling and stuffiness without using drugs. This is great to soothe a stuffed up nose! (I also love using this nasal spray in the evening before mouth taping).
You can find all the above products on my Fullscript page in the Refuse to Get Sick Tool-Kit Protocol.