Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Small Indulgences

Small Indulgences...

Gift ideas for a special friend, OR for yourself.  
Some of my very favorite things to give and to receive!

This 23 year old company is a family owned business in Kentucky.  
All items are made in the USA; they use local, natural ingredients whenever possible.  
What I adore most about this wonderful company:  they started at a craft fair!  

My favorite scent is the Woods Collection. 
"Adventurous days spent hunting and gathering in the forest are evoked with every whiff of this woody and masculine scent".  
It reminds me of leather-bound books, hot tea and warm fires.  
I adore their candles and specifically, their diffusers.  
They last for months and months.  

ONE of my small indulgences.

Small Indulgence # TWO

Caldrea...Earthy friendly products, natural plant derived ingredients and essential oils to make cleaning and freshening your home an enjoyable experience.  
Guess what else?  
This product contains no harsh ingredients.  

One of my favorite scents in the world?   
Caldrea Blue Basil & Sage.  
"Reminiscent of an herb garden in the South of France, this collection blends essential oils of Basil, Blue Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Spearmint, and Cinnamon Leaf to create a clean and clarifying fragrance. This innovative culinary composition possesses broad appeal by using familiar ingredients orchestrated in a new and sophisticated way".

Sage is clarifying and has spiritual properties.  
Held sacred by many Native American Indians, because of its effective purifying energies,  sage heals by bringing the you back into balance and cleanses the body and mind of negative spirits and impurities.  
I use sage essential oils in my bathwater and constantly spritz the Blue Basil & Sage fragrance around my home to cleanse the space. 



How warm and comforting is the cleansing and aromatic scent of pine?  
Cedar and Balsam Fir.

I would love to utilize this fragrance year round; it's associated most closely with the holidays, but the crisp and clean aroma is almost intoxicating to me. 
 Huge selection of pine scented favorites.  Always a perfect small indulgence.

 You didn't think I'd post about my small indulgences without mentioning jewelry, did you?

Unbelievably detailed, beyond romantic and feminine, the designs created by 
are products of a true artist. 

Even the company website is breathtaking.  LOVE her creations.  

Small Indulgence number FOUR

Last but certainly NOT least...
Small Indulgence FIVE

Their mission statement:  
"The Vosges Haut-Chocolat mission is to create a luxury chocolate experience rooted in a sensory journey of bringing about awareness to indigenous cultures through the exploration of spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, nuts, chocolate and the obscure".  

Need I say more?

Share with me, please!  I want to know some of your favorite small indulgences.  
This is a great way to share gift ideas.  


Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Sheila..yay how fun..beautiful dazzling treasures..they are all fantastic..i love candles too! And so lovely..that unique jewelery, I look forward to checking it out! Thanks for such a lovely inpsiring fun post..I love getting candles too..! have a happy day!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Gorgeous! Blessings friend.