The Holistic Approach to Health: Natural Products You’re Going to Love
These plant-based products can help enhance your daily wellness routines
HOW NATURAL WELLNESS PRODUCTS CAN SUPPORT THE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH
When it comes to managing your health and wellness, using products with better-for-you and better-for-the-planet ingredients and formulations is just one of the many ways you can choose to support yourself on your self-care journey.
Holistic health refers to various approaches to taking care of yourself that are intertwined and multidimensional. Holistic health encourages people to look at all of the different sides of themselves and the different components that make up the ideas of being ‘well.’ Some of these components, physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health encourage us to look deeply at the root cause of any disturbances or unrest we may experience, rather than looking only at the symptoms.
Some of the reasons that a holistic approach to health is important include:
Holistic health care means that people may have access to different opportunities and modalities that can be used to support their overall well-being
Holistic health care means to take an approach that addresses the whole of a person, rather than looking only at symptoms and ‘band-aid’ solutions to ailments or illnesses
Holistic health helps to encourage a mindset in which you nurture and grow all areas of your life (the components we listed above) rather than neglecting those areas in which you may feel challenged
In this article, we’re sharing more information about some of our very favorite natural wellness products that can be used to enhance your daily self-care and wellness routines. Many of these products were formulated to address common afflictions or ailments like sleep challenges, stress and pain and offer alternatives to products you may commonly find in the drug store. Read on to learn more!
THE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH: PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT A GOOD NIGHT’S REST
We believe that plant and nature-derived herbs and botanicals can have a positive impact on the body at nighttime. Many people report that a busy mind or racing thoughts are a part of what prevents them from getting the good-quality sleep they need, which is why we’re suggesting trying some of the products below, known to help induce rest and relaxation.
We believe that diffusing is one of the most effective ways to receive the benefits of essential oils through inhalation. Diffusers are whisper quiet, use only water and pure essential oils and help create negative ions which enhance our overall well-being. A few of the blends we love to diffuse before bedtime include:
Goodnight diffuser blend: this is a warm and rich blend to help comfort the body and mind that includes woody, earthy and grounding oils like sandalwood, frankincense and vetiver alongside brighter oils of orange and geranium.
Tranquility diffuser blend: one of our most well-loved blends at bedtime, this floral and herbal blend includes some of the most well-known essential oils to encourage deep rest like lavender, marjoram, roman chamomile and ylang ylang.
Peaceful Slumber diffuser blend: tuck in for a quiet, peaceful night with this unique blend of oils that help to refresh a tired mind and encourage deep breathing, like fresh and grounding marjoram, sweet and tranquil lavender, woody and earthy petitgrain and soothing and herbal roman chamomile.
THE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH: PRODUCTS TO HELP EASE AND RELIEVE STRESS
We know that many people choose to use alternative products like plant medicine in place of drug store options when it comes to the management of stress. Stress can manifest in many ways, both physically and emotionally, that can cause challenges in our day-to-day lives.
It’s important to take a consistent and mindful approach when it comes to managing the effects of stress like difficult feelings, fatigue or difficulty sleeping, feeling irritable or unsociable, as these symptoms can lead to greater health challenges down the road if left unchecked.
Many different plants have been studied for their ability to help relieve stress and we’re sharing some of the formulas that include these herbal-helpers below:
Stress Release mist: we created this powerful blend of grounding essential oils to soothe difficult feelings by encouraging deep relaxation and calm in the body and mind. This mist of lavender, orange, vetiver, geranium, clary sage and myrtle can be spritzed over the face and body as needed for a personal moment of peace.
Deep Breath diffuser blend: reach for this blend when you’re looking to mimic the experience of a steam room at the spa and the feelings of deep peace and relaxation that go with it. Blended with peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon and marjoram, this blend will have you breathing deeply and feeling balanced.
Unwind roll-on: enter a state of ease and harmony, let the day’s worries wash away and feel the peace of inner stillness with this warm, spicy, sweet and balancing roll-on oil blend. We’ve combined lavender, geranium, bergamot and cinnamon for an aromatic sensory experience to help you combat stress and fatigue, naturally.
THE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH: PRODUCTS TO ENHANCE RECOVERY FROM PAIN
One of the primary things we know about pain is that it is stressful for the body. Being in a state of discomfort and imbalance is hard on us both physically and mentally, and if left untreated can compound over a period of time.
It’s great to have natural options that can help the body to feel eased and relieved, in turn providing relief to the mind as well when the soothing, comforting and decompressing benefits of certain essential oils are felt. These are products we reach for to revitalize our bodies:
Pain Release roll-on: recognized as a Natural Health Product (NHP) in Canada and an Over the Counter (OTC) in the USA, this analgesic blend of marjoram, roman chamomile, rosemary and peppermint can be applied directly to affected areas of muscular soreness like biceps, calves, quads and knees.
Muscle Melt bath salt soak: feel restored and stimulated after a tough workout or anytime you’re looking to feel deeply soothed and relaxed. We blended sea and Epsom salts with nourishing, warming and revitalizing essential oils of sweet birch, rosemary, roman chamomile and ginger for your most relieving soak, ever.
Peppermint Halo roll-on: the first product ever formulated at Saje and still our #1 today is this combination of warming and cooling essential oils designed to be applied to the head, neck and shoulder area, creating a ‘halo’ effect of tingling, soothing relief. Peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, vetiver and lavender combine to help you feel decompressed.
THE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH: PRODUCTS TO USE IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
One of our daily rituals, our skincare routine, is extra important because this is how we put our best foot forward to the world. Our skin is often the first part of us that someone sees, and we think it’s important for each of us to feel confident, radiant and glowing whenever possible.
Creating natural skincare products that are free of artificial fragrances, synthetic paraben, dyes, colorants and other unnecessary ingredients is just one of the ways we help you support your wellness – particularly when it’s products you’re likely to use twice per day. Some of our go-to's below:
Calm-O-Mile gel cleanser: a gentle yet effective gel cleanser made with skin-calming blue chamomile, deeply hydrating squalane made from fermented cane sugar and aloe vera to promote moisture balance in the skin make this the perfect cleanser to use day and night for cleansed, refreshed skin.
Glow On moisturizer: hydrate and protect the skin from environmental effects that cause damage or dryness with this antioxidant-rich moisturizer made with high in vitamin C parsley seed oil, relieving skin superfood shea butter and skin nourishing oat extract that’s high in vitamin E.
True Dew face oil: reduce the visible signs of aging like loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles and lock in moisture to help protect the skin’s delicate moisture barrier with this rich, nourishing combination of essential oils and carrier oils like prickly pear seed oil, blueberry seed oil, sea buckthorn extract, rose otto and helichrysum.
OTHER ARTICLES TO SUPPORT LEARNING MORE ABOUT NATURAL WELLNESS PRODUCTS AS PART OF A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH
If you’re interested in learning more about the different wellness products we offer and how they can support your self-care goals and routines, check out some of the articles we’ve written below:
Self-care is the non-negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of the self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care.
— Jonathan Van Ness