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If there is one thing all serious growers can agree on, it’s that this pastime is a lot more work than we let on. Sure our “offices” are the most admired in the country, sunshine, gorgeous blooms, even the ability to be outside seven days a week is something we all cherish. But like most “jobs”, if you want it to look great, there are a multitude of tasks that need to be accomplished everyday.
The second thing I am sure I could get everyone to agree to is that we value our downtime. And that, like many, we have learned over the last two seasons, is that you must look after your own mind and body with the same diligence and care as we do our “other” beautiful space.
Much has been written and said about physical and mental health over the course of the last two years and we all need to heed this poignant advice. Learning to detach from your job, business, social media or whatever might bring stress is a serious issue.
So, here is how we can set you up for success in the down department. Day 5 of our 24 Days of Giveaways is a Relaxing Lavender Gift Pack.
I never really gave my candles a second thought. Until I read about how paraffin is derived from petroleum and the oils used are mostly chemically based fragrances, and that’s what was going into the air we breathe.
Then I came across a local company, Cork and Bottle, that uses 100% natural SOY wax to create their candles and they use only high quality essential oils that release the perfect scent when I burn them. It hardly seems fair that this natural soy wax burns longer too. Oh and they come in polished, cut off wine bottles, what a terrific way to recycle even the holder! Follow Cork & Bottle here
Living with flowers makes me appreciate that the fragrance of a room plays an important part in the balance and beauty found there, so having the right mood with an eco-friendly candle is such an easy way to finish my house for the holidays. And did you know there are scientific studies that show Lavender can allow you to sleep better?
This giveaway includes a Wild Lavender candle filling your room with the scent of Lavender. And an amazing Lavender Heat Wrap, that’s right a Lavender microwavable wrap for those tired and aching muscles. Also a $50 dollar Gift Certificate to Stems Flower Farm, which you can use for a Cut Your Bouquet Own Experience in 2022 or anything in the shop. The ultimate in relaxation.
For a chance to win leave a comment below. In your message, share your thoughts on the importance of self care, or how gardening gives you the break you need from all the crazy in your life, or the best way to relax, anything really, as long as it puts a smile on everybody’s face. EASY. This giveaway is open to anyone with a Canadian shipping address. This Giveaway is open until Sunday night December 12th at Midnight PT.
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Amanda G
On a serious note many things can affect your health, for more resources and tips visit these qualified, knowledgeable sites:
CAMH offers provincially run services and support.
Canada.ca is a service that connects you to health professionals
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Dec 11, 2021
I’m a firm believer that caring for yourself helps you care for others.
Dec 11, 2021
In a pandemic, many things we count on for the moments of joy get ripped from us. And I am glad I found gardening because it has the been the only therapeutic thing I’ve been able to do. There’s something really magical about watching things grow and being part of that growth.
Dec 11, 2021
With a house full of kids and dogs, it can get quite noisy in our Montreal little home. I spend the first hour of every Spring-Summer-Fall in the garden, chilling out with the birds, bees and squirrels. Its my sweet quiet moment.
Dec 10, 2021
My favourite way to relax is to have a bath with lavender oils!