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Best of 2018: Memorable Moments from Willow and Sage’s Social Media

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What an exciting year 2018 was! We shared countless DIY skin-care tips, unique gift ideas, and released our special Candle Issue filled with creative inspiration! Come along as we take a look back at some of our most memorable moments of 2018 …


10 Ways to Gift Wellness & DIY Inspiration

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Words: Danielle Williams

As the end of the year comes into view, we tend to have gift-giving on the brain. Some people truly love to give to others; others might not feel the same, finding the obligation more stress-filled. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite DIY and wellness-oriented gifts for this season. A handful of items bring out the snugly vibes this time of year — soothing oil diffuser blends, warm scented baths, feel-good reads, and such. As the outside world welcomes colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours, an inspiring story or homemade bath and body recipe can usher in comfort and cheer to brighten your home and heart. They’re small, inexpensive luxuries with a big impact.


The Benefits of Using Natural Candles

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Blue Spruce Candles by Kristy Doubet Haare

Blue Spruce Candle by Kristy Doubet Haare

When it comes to relaxation, is there any better way to create a cozy atmosphere than with a candle? The warm golden glow. The soft, flickering shadows. The delicious aromas.

In preparation for The Candle Issue, we’ve burned through more than our fair share of candles, and without a doubt, our favorites are those made with natural ingredients. If you’ve not already switched to natural candles, don’t wait any longer. There are so many benefits that you’ll never want to go back.


Using Essential Oils to Ease Headache Pain

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Words: Danielle Williams

Photo Credit: Christin Hume

Over the years, I’ve had my fair share of experience dealing with various types of headaches. I’ve tried going to the doctors, pain medications, cool washcloths — you name it. After feeling quite frustrated, it dawned on me to give all-natural remedies a try. As I researched different options, essential oils stood out to me; they are known to provide relief, aid circulation, and reduce stress all at the same time.

Headaches typically fall into one of four categories: migraine, tension, sinus, or sugar. And each category can be treated with essential oils to ease the pain. A migraine is often caused by insomnia, stress, anxiety, or hormonal changes, while a tension headache usually comes from stress or strain. A sinus headache occurs when the nasal passages become clogged and cause pressure to build up within your sinuses, and a sugar headache comes from low blood sugar levels.


Your Guide to Handmade Bath and Body Gifting

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This year Willow and Sage wants to help you prepare for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!

With fresh inspiration from our friends at Bramble Berry, we got an early start making DIY holiday packaging for creative ways to gift their luxurious recipes:

1. Lingonberry Spice Cold Process Soap – Get the recipe at brambleberry.com
2. Handmade Cashmere Soap – Get the kit (recipe included!) at brambleberry.com
3. Wild Rose Floral Bath Salts – Get the recipe at brambleberry.com
4. Pumpkin Bubbling Bath Truffles – Get the recipe at brambleberry.com

Bramble Berry specializes in high quality, handcrafted supplies. Their products are sourced from around the world providing makers with a wealth of options. Bramble Berry is also one of our favorite, go-to sources for handmade gifting. Do yourself a favor and stop by their Gifting Hub for DIY inspiration that will last you throughout the season! It’s the perfect resource for a creative and stress-free holiday.

And now without further ado …

Today, we’re going to show you 12 ways to creatively package these amazing recipes and elevate your gift-giving this holiday.


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Welcome to flourish, a haven for all things homemade bath and body.

By reading flourish, you’re not just taking care of your skin. You’re discovering the importance of loving your skin, and everything in-between. flourish is more than just a blog. It’s our way of encouraging everyone to thrive in a healthy and vigorous way – to empower wellness in all aspects of your day-to-day life.