Holiday Gift Guide 2019
From working in my darling brick & mortar shop, Homebody, for the past year and a half, I’ve come to realize the importance of some guidance when it comes to touring my work. We all get by with a little help from our friends. So in this case, your friend is me- Max- the maker of each item that appears in my shop.
I sat down and thought about how to make this tour fun and accessible. Here is what I came up with! Hope it helps...
Thanks for shopping small and consciously this season….
FOR LITERALLY ANYONE // YOUR EVER-ANXIOUS BFF // THE NEW PARENTS in your life
Anything from the You’re Ok Collection!
I was inspired to make this line of both herbal remedy + aromatherapy versions of stress-relieving goods after nannying infant twins and hearing their mom say “you’re ok” over and over to them when they were fussy. It made me realize that no matter what age we are, or what phase of life we are in...we could use similar soothing.
Choose from: Bath Soak, Tincture Blend, Tea Blend, Essential Oil Perfume Mist, Essential Oil Perfume Roll-On Oil, Essential Oil Diffuser Blend, The You're Ok Amulet, and The You’re Ok Bundle
FOR THE NEW HOMEOWNERS in your life
The first thing many folks wanna do with their new home, is cleanse their space. I’m so glad to have found some new friends who are also queer Jewish witches who make smoke cleansing wands out of locally sourced non-endangered plants. I chose Cedar & Yarrow for my shop because these are plants I feel most affinity for in this application…
Essential oil diffusers are great ways to utilize aromatherapy in one’s home. After years of using somewhat tacky plastic-y ones, I’m so happy to have found these beautiful wooden & hand-blown nebulizing diffusers that are a lovely decor piece on their own! And they even have an auto-off switch after a few hours of use. Functional Art at its finest.
I also recently released 6 different Roots & Crowns essential oil diffuser blends that you can choose from!
And of course BROOMS!
These brooms are handmade in Eugene, and dyed with non-toxic dyes. I am happy to offer either winged or whisk style brooms…great for small areas, corners that are hard to reach, and table-tops!
FOR THE FACES in your life
My face serums are a really approachable, yet luxurious way to simplify a skin routine. These are to be used for both cleansing and moisturizing!
I could go on and on about each one, but for a quick intro:
Rose Serum: for dry- prone skin
Handsome Serum: for sensitive-prone skin
Sea Buckthorn: for combination/oily-prone skin (yes! Oil on oily skin does not make more oil! It balances it!)
Adam’s Oil: for dry, sensitive, facial-haired skin
And they each come in 3 sizes
FOR THE LOVERS in your life
Anything from The Beloved Collection!
This whole collection is full of aphrodisiac herbs and sensual scents. Made with the intention of all kinds of self-love and love-with-another dates in mind. The Beloved scent profile that is found in the perfumes and bath soak have become a tried and true favorite in my shop, and there’s a reason for that!
Choose from: Bath Soak, Bitters, Love Dust, Tea Blend, Essential Oil Perfume Mist, and Essential Oil Perfume Roll-On Oil
FOR THE WORKAHOLICS (you?) in your life
One of the most profound permaculture principles that I’ve taken with me in my life is that “all work is half rest.” The endless-work, always-productive mindset that seems so ubiquitous in our society is just not sustainable. Call in The Rest Well Collection. Aromatherapy and herbal remedy blends to help encourage rest and aid sleep…
Choose from: Bath Soak, Bitters, Tea Blend, Pillow Mist, Essential Oil Perfume Roll-On Oil, and Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
FOR THE PUTS-CBD-IN-EVERYTHING FRIENDS in your life
I recently released a line of three CBD products! Made from potent, locally sourced CBD extract. All three products have been lab tested to ensure their CBD content. Also I wanna low-key let you know that the CBD Face Serum may be the best thing I ever made, in my personal opinion.
Since my webshop doesn’t yet allow the sale of CBD products through its processor (although, CBD is fully legal in all 50 states!) you can order these products via email or through the contact page on my website. And don’t worry! You won’t incur an extra shipping charge for these. If you place an order and email your CBD order to me right away, I will make sure they ship out all together!
Choose from: The Balm (an arnica-infused body salve), Face Serum, and Tulsi + Rose Tincture Blend
FOR THE WITCHES in your life
The Ritual Candle is my one candle offering, and it is amazing. Made from the best smelling oils, soy wax, and wooden wick that cackles slowly...this candle is great company to ceremony and rituals.
The Elemental Notebook is a great tool for dream journaling, moon intentions, or any other kind of magical notes.
My Amulet Necklaces were the very first offering I ever made under the name Roots & Crowns, and I’m so thrilled to have them back with actual gold chains and an upgrade in design quality.
Choose from: You’re Ok, In Joy, To Connect & Be At Peace, and Protector
And of course.. The smoke cleansing wands.
FOR THE QUEERS you wanna love up in your life
I’m so glad that my Self Care with Pride Kit has been such a hit year round, because I say Pride-month-only marketing be damned!
This bundle of goodies is to help spoil the queer babes in your life who deserve all the self care. And 10% of each Pride Bundle goes to local organizations that support queer youth.
Oh and word on the street says there’s an actual rainbow botanical situation happening with the included bath soak!
FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING HEARTBREAK, LOSS, GRIEF in your life
One of the mots important categories of medicine I make is for the process of grief. When my community lost a friend to suicide a few years ago, I was cracked open and moved to devote a lot of my effort to help the healing process when the heart is jostled and hurting.
The "To Connect and Be At Peace" amulet is a special talisman that contains herbs and the words "to connect and be at peace" in a little vial on a 14k gold chain.
For ingestible herbs, I have the Heart Tonic & In Joy tincture blends...
May our hearts feel hope and trust that the deepest sadness will give way to joy...
FOR THE FLOWER POWERS in your life
It’s no secret that flowers are a MAJOR inspiration and fused element to Roots & Crowns. I made this bundle of self care with flowers a couple of years ago, and it’s a popular gift item!
Insider tip: the foot balm in this bundle is soooo good!
FOR THE MIXOLOGISTS in your life
Did you know that I make a whole line of Bitters? In fact, my bitters were the first ingestible/topical product I ever made. These bitters are not only great in mixed drinks, they are also tincture-based and remedial so they all serve purposes beyond delicious flavors. From aphrodisiac yumminess to a blend that helps with seasonal sadness, I’ve got you!
Choose from: Beloved, Awake, Blues Away, Moon, Detox, Rest Well, and Forest
FOR THE BEARDED ONE in your life
Because even beards deserve some love. This serum was made to encourage self care for the skin and hair that grows on the face of a loved one. Nourishing, moisturizing, and helpful for any irritation that may come from maintaining these faces!
Here's to Adam's Oil...
FOR THE BATH-ENTHUSIASTS in your life
How about some of the most decadent, mineral rich bath soaks that also smell incredible?!
These soaks are a great gift, and the bottles are so pretty that they tend to become vases for flowers, after the fact.
Choose from Beloved, You’re Ok, Forest, and Rest Well
FOR THE WOODSY BABES in your life
Somehow I have a whole bunch of forest-inspired products. I think that’s because I know the sense of grounded clarity I receive whenever I walk into the woods, and I always want to bring back into my spaces with me.
Forest Clearing Room Spray is one of the best bathroom, car, drawer fresheners!
Forest Bath is a mineral-rich soak that can be used as a foot or full body soak to hydrate the body with the scent of the forest...
Spruce & Cedarwood is a popular blend that comes in: Essential Oil Perfume Mist, Essential Oil Perfume Roll-On Oil, and Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
The Self Care of Forest Kit is a nice little gift bundle…
And of course, the coveted Doug Fir Chai which is a yummy spicy woodsy tea blend that often sells out at some point during the winter!
FOR THE COME-IN-AND-HAVE-A-HOT-CUP-OF-TEA FOLKS in your life
I have a whole line of libations that are loose-leaf teas and mushroom-cocoa elixirs...
The Cocoa Dust is a top-selling blend of adaptogen herbs and medicinal mushrooms, with organic cocoa! A healthy potion to add to a morning latte.
The Love Dust is an aphrodisiac version of the Cocoa Dust, and can be used to make a date-night cocktail or dessert treats.
For Tea Blends, choose from: Doug Fir Chai, You’re Ok, Beloved, Awake, Mama Love Day, Mama Love Night, Rest Well
FOR THE COFFEE-ADDICTS in your life
Listen. I’m allll about coffee. I enjoy my morning coffee ritual every single day. However, I also happen to know that the over-caffeinated versions of people sometimes backfire.
Enter, the Awake Collection. Herbal and Aromatherapy blends to hedge the many extra cups of coffee that may not be the *best* for the adrenals. These potions can help keep the focus and deter energy slumps.
The Awake Serum is a great eye-area serum that smells so strongly of coffee (purely from infusion, no essential oils!) that whoever sniffs it may accidentally also lick it. Haha. Great for bags, easing inflammation around the eyes, and brightening up the face!
Also choose from: Awake Bitters, Tea Blend, Essential Oil Perfume Roll-On, and Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
FOR THE FREQUENT FLYERS in your life
Traveling for work or pleasure is cool, but have you tried anointing yourself with a germ-protecting oil that also smells fabulous?
I offer the Protector blend as a roll-on oil, or diffuser blend. Great for folks who are on trains and planes a lot (or in schools or hospitals, too!).
The Wellness Tincture blend is a great handy airport-friendly-in-size herbal remedy to keep those immune systems up to par on the journey.