A Natural Merry Christmas from The Hub
The Natural Health Hub has gifts galore to please recipients and your purse, including stocking fillers
Whether you’re a Christmas Eeyore and can’t wait to see the back of it all, or the tinsel and carols have you counting down the days with the glee of a six-year-old, there are gifts galore at The Hub, where Santa delivers pressies that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else! Sue Leach, owner of The Natural Health Hub, gives us a quick lowdown on what's hot this season.
And date for the diary! Friday 6th December come along to an Open Evening 6-8pm at The Natural Health Hub. Pop in any time to browse the Christmas stock with a glass of festive fizz: a chance to meet our team and take home essential-oil flavoured chocolates made on the spot.
"Obviously as we are But that doesn’t make us all brown paper and pious… everything is handpicked by our team and is irresistibly pretty, often made by local artisans, and often with a bit of fun thrown in too," shares Sue.
"And if you just can’t decide… why not buy a Hub voucher? These can be either for an individual therapy or the price you’d like to indulge someone with.
Sock it to ’em
"Socks need no longer be the cop-out can’t-think-of-what-to-buy gift. Our snuggly bamboo socks are a present people will treasure – they have playful, original designs as well as being eco-friendly. Cheeky Springer spaniels, cats unravelling a ball of wool, snowmen, reindeer, classic cars, figgy pudding… your feet will bring a festive smile to everyone’s faces.
"Crafted from a blend of natural, sustainable bamboo and organic cotton, these socks are soft soft soft and naturally breathable – and as they’re also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial they keep feet happy and healthy. Plus we’ve been really impressed how well they wash and how longlasting they are.
"Our range of essential oils is the very best you’ll find. DoTerra essential oils are ultra-pure with proven health benefits, so as well as delivering punchy scents (including Christmas favourites like frankincense and wild orange) they have proven therapeutic value. We will gift-wrap your choice in a box to make it extra-special.
"Top for an unusual present for anyone who’s into crystal healing, Bewater gem water bottles contain gemstones so your water is infused with the special energy from the crystal.
"Our candles are unique to the New Forest. Lovingly handcrafted using natural premium soy wax (a 100% renewable and sustainable source), they are infused with 100% essential oils.
"Pure Wight, hand-poured in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, offer a fresh variety of original candle scents: lime & lemongrass; rosemary & bay; cinnamon, orange & clove; and lavender and lemon. Friends of The Hub wouldn't travel without their neat little travel tins.
"The Orchid Aromatics line-up, by aromatherapist Liz Williams, includes two candles, Love and Abundance, that feature the special bonus that within them there is the extra gift of a lovely crystal – so they burn down to leave you with a lasting memento of Christmas 2019.
"Organic, biodynamic, cruelty-free, vegan, ethically sourced, sustainable… Weleda is in a world of its own for natural holistic health, having been producing its premium skin and bodycare range for close on 100 years. They were spreading the word on helping the planet and living without chemicals in the 1920s, and their natural credentials are impeccable.
"We’ve chosen gift sets and festive pretty crackers from Weleda’s body and skincare range. The Relax & Sleep Well cracker contains soothing and calming lavender bath milk and body oil. The Sporty One comprises arnica shower gel and arnica massage oil – the perfect gift not just for the sportif, also for gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts, with arnica, the herb that’s the ultimate balm and restorative after you've worked hard and exerted yourself.
"Weleda’s Skin Food moisturiser would be a welcome gift for all ages. A unique blend of pure plant oils, protective waxes and organic plant extracts of healing calendula, soothing chamomile and smoothing viola tricolor, it has won multiple awards.
"A festive highlight is our ever-popular non-toxic nail polishes from Dr’s Remedy. As well as all-time favourite colours, such as classy muted neutrals, festive reds and classic pinks and corals, they have brought out some cracking on-trend shades: a range of subtle greys, a deep navy, sparkling reds – and yes, they’ve got glittery gold!
"You can also now book yourself in for a manicure or pedicure at The Hub using our all-natural nurturing products – the perfect voucher for your loved one perhaps? Or, better still, why not a pre-Christmas gift to yourself?
"Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without chocolate. So our AromaTouch therapist Juanita Duffin has developed special-edition Christmas raw chocolates for The Hub. Flavoured with premium-quality DoTerra essential oils, including wild orange, peppermint and OnGuard, these chocolates are actually good for you! OnGuard in particular is DoTerra's unique blend of oils tailormade to boost your immunity.
"For your stockings we’ve got lots of bathing treats to choose from: from Neal’s Yard favourites; to Love to B soaps (with flavours you won’t find anywhere else cedarwood & lemongrass; tutti frutti; and heather & patchouli); to locally made Field House Therapies bath salts. There are probiotic chocolates, and lots of creams, oils and lotions. Plus why not deck your tree with Tips n Leaves baubles, fun glass decorations filled with tea?"
"Pop in any time to browse our Christmas stock. And join us for a glass of festive fizz on Friday 6 December 6-8pm: a chance to meet our team and take home essential-oil flavoured chocolates made on the spot."
The Natural Health Hub, 87b High Street, Lymington SO41 9AN. Open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Book treatments and classes online at: www.TheNaturalHealthHub.co.uk.