When traveling on busy conference trips, it’s always a nice surprise to receive an amenity package, especially one with items such as essential oils, luxury bath products or a nutritious cookbook, for example.
One of the best ways to incorporate wellness into meetings is by presenting attendees with health-conscious gifts during the agenda. Following are four great options.
The Detox Market
Originally created as a pop-up shop in 2010, The Detox Market is now one of the leading retailers in green beauty and wellness, with an online shop and five store locations in Toronto, Ontario, and West Hollywood and Santa Monica, California.
The company, founded by Romain Gaillard and Valerie Grandury from a love for purity and an eagerness to support healthy lifestyles, aims to help consumers remove toxicity from their beauty regimens and beyond with a selection of ecofriendly, nontoxic, cruelty-free brands in beauty, wellness, health and home.
“Back in 2010, the idea was to create a positive experience around green beauty and wellness,” Gaillard said. “My thoughts were that beauty needed to be cleaner, and that health, wellness and beauty were closely linked. Green beauty barely existed then, and what was available was often less than inspiring. We realized that we needed to share these niche, hard-to-find brands that we were discovering.”
Gift cards from The Detox Market are a great option for attendees, and the company can customize anything for small to large groups.
“We love curating gift boxes with different themes in mind, such as The Best in Green Beauty, How to De-stress and Ultimate Hydration,” he said. “Most of what we have to offer is universal and unisex, or we can also create fantastic makeup kits with easy, flattering shades.
“We can do anything,” he added. “We just need lead time to accommodate a larger group. The beauty of many of the brands we work with is that they tend to be handmade or small batch. They create products fresh to order.”
Tata Harper Skincare
“Products made without compromise for women made without compromise” is the mission of Tata Harper Skincare, which produces safe, nontoxic and completely nonartificial luxury beauty products.
“We use the best, most effective, highest-quality ingredients from 68 different countries around the globe at our laboratories on our 1,200-acre Certified Organic farm in Vermont,” said Tata Harper, founder of the company. “We make everything ourselves and ship all of our products from our farm, which lowers our carbon footprint.”
For attendee gifts, Harper recommends the Elixir Vitae Resurfacing Mask, Regenerating Cleanser, Reparative Moisturizer, Restorative Eye Creme and Be True or Be Adored lip treatments.
One Gun Ranch, Malibu: Biodynamic Recipes for Vibrant Living
Designed to be a guidebook for health advocates and gardeners alike, One Gun Ranch, Malibu, Biodynamic Recipes for Vibrant Living debuted in 2017.
Authored by Alice Bamford and Ann Eysenring, the owners of One Gun Ranch, the book is filled with authentic recipes for living well, in addition to wholesome tips and spectacular photography.
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Bamford and Eysenring are passionate advocates of biodynamic principles in farming and beyond. They drew on generations of home-grown wisdom to design a book aimed at being a viable approach to nutrition, fitness and well-being that nourishes the spirit and the body.
The book offers advice on topics such as vitamins, meditation, working out in nature, what to look for at farmers markets, planting window boxes, making a supersoil compost and preparing biodynamic menus and meals.
“We are thrilled to have put our lifestyle and passion to paper,” Bamford said, adding that the book creates an accessible platform to help enlighten people about biodynamics and the benefits from living with the land and the rhythms of nature. “Through sharing our story, inherited knowledge and the way we live, we hope to encourage people to cultivate their true life force and harness their natural potential, empowering them to revive the mind, body and soul.”
LATHER is dedicated to providing the best natural skin care products with unique healing ingredients and essential oils that are good for the mind and body.
"At LATHER, we know all about wellness. It’s in our roots," said Emilie Hoyt, founder of the company, explaining that as a migraine sufferer since childhood, it was a desire for good health that inspired her to explore natural products and use her experience to help others.
"I knew that synthetic perfumes and artificial ingredients in skin and hair care products were partially to blame for my headaches," she added.
Her interest in ingredients and aromatherapy transformed into a deeply personal journey and a lifelong commitment to create the best natural skin care products.
Two decades later, LATHER has become synonymous with wellness and holistic, natural skin and hair care solutions, according to Hoyt, and the company's expertise is sought by people from around the world.
“We focus on traveler wellness through the use of the most natural and gentle formulations, infused with essential oils for specific aromatherapeutic benefit,” she said.
“We realize that people are at their most vulnerable when traveling so we work to offer products that treat the whole person, not just the skin and hair,” she added.
LATHER’s line ranges from uplifting shower products to soothing and grounding wellness balms aimed at helping with focus, sleep and anxiety.
Hoyt said products in its Turndown collection are especially suited for attendee gifts, including its new peace meditation balm and app in partnership with StopBreatheThink.
The aromatherapy balm is formulated with precious essential oils of frankincense, sandalwood, vetiver, cypress, bergamot, orange and ylang-ylang for a grounding, relaxing and calming effect.
"The all-natural aromatherapy balm was designed to promote balance, mindfulness and bliss," Hoyt said.
Meanwhile, the app offers short meditation sessions to help users relax, de-stress, find balance or increase focus.
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