Oh what a lovely month it is! Between holiday shopping, cocktail parties and perhaps even a little down time, I am absolutely loving all of my Beridan Naturals botanical apothecary products so much so that I wanted to share my favorite items from this handmade company based out of Maryland. Owner Katie Brooks began Beridan (meaning "surround" in Old English) in 2011 when she opened her first Etsy Shop and has been growing ever sense. With bath products, face care, healing salves and more, Katie has incorporated the idea of being in "consonance with nature rather than against it" by basing Beridan Naturals off this philosophy. It shows through her naturally scented perfumes (which I LOVE), body butters, lip tints, bath salts, oils and more all wrapped up in eco-friendly packaging.
I am personally super sensitive to perfumes and overall strong scents which generally cause an instant migraine that can take hours to cure. Because of this, I've never been able to wear ordinary perfume. I ordered three sample size tubes of perfume oil (Midnight Nectar, Sweet Mist and Vanilla Bourbon) and can swiftly dot my wrists with the oils and go throughout the day smelling beautiful and best of all, headache free. Hallelujah! I love all three scents I sampled, but have to say the Sweet Mist really spoke to me for its botanical and sensual scent. If you're feeling adventurous, it's fun to sample the ones that catch your eye to find which scent you personally enjoy!
During the little down time that you may have this holiday season, go all out and bring the spa to your home! I love doing at home facial masks before an event and this particular Juniper and Green Clay Mask works wonders on my skin. If you know someone who could use a little relaxation, this would be the perfect gift paired with a light and moisturizing body oil. Beridan Naturals also has a large selection of both lip tints and lip balms sure to please. I am loving my peppermint lip tint because it's the perfect scent and color for the holidays. It provides just the right amount of color without being too sticky during the winter wind and rain storms.
The Fresh Scented Bath and Body Oil smells like a Christmas tree bottled up in a neat and simple glass bottle. I love using the it right after I get out of the shower to keep my skin healthy and moisturized as we prepare for the driest time of the year. Bath and Body oils are a great, simpler alternative to generic lotion. Beridan Naturals also hand makes both a Floral and Forest scented version!
Indulge in the sweet fragrance of Floral Butter or try another scent to protect and nourish your skin this winter. Support small businesses this holiday season and try to shop small when possible! To see even more Beridan Naturals products and to learn more about Kelly, visit her website for unique handmade treasures.