Christmas is right around the corner and I’ve put together a guide to everything I’m offering at Jody’s Haven this year. Give your loved ones (or yourself!) a luxury at-home spa experience that beautifies and is boosting for wellbeing this Christmas.
My regular clients know that I love the Natural Spa Factory products I carry in stock and use in my own treatments. You can buy these thoughtfully packaged, clean beauty and skincare gifts – anything from scented candles to bath salts to masks and scrubs – for a touch of that luxury we’ve been missing out on during Lockdown 2.0!
Natural Spa Factory have created luxury gift sets of gorgeous goodies – presented in their sleek black and gold branded boxes and bags – so there’s not even any wrapping required. You can also create your own bespoke gifts with my help. I’ve made everything on offer as affordable as possible, too.
My gift guide
Jody’s Haven gift vouchers
I had to start with these! They can be any amount, and redeemed for both products and treatments. Make sure your loved one gets the treat they’re really after.
Vegan soy wax candles in jars; beautifully boxed and with 50 hours of burn time. These are the candles I use in my treatment room when I’m with my clients, and they last for weeks and weeks, even with daily use.
This is a spicy, musky, seasonally-scented candle in a black glass jar. It’s definitely the more masculine of the two aromas, but includes zingy, uplifting top notes of grapefruit and lemon plus much more over a base of black amber, cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli. Deep and complex!
Clove, Freesia, Sweet Vanilla and Amber
This is a fragrant, feminine candle in a purple glass jar. Orange and cinnamon, plus clove, freesia, sweet vanilla and amber are blended with cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood to make an opulent, seasonal gift. Lush and luxurious!
My price: £25. RRP £26.
Massage Candle Gift Set
These luxe massage candles in minimalist tins create a gorgeous scent. Allow the wax to cool a little and it can then be used as a massage oil or an indulgent body oil to really boost the skin. This set contains 4 x 35g candles made from a vegetable oil, coconut oil and beeswax formula in:
My price: £27.50. RRP £30.
NEW: Fig and Vanilla Large Apothecary Jar Scented Bath Salts
Great news for my clients who swear by the sweet, floral scent of the Natural Spa Factory Fig and Vanilla shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion – now you can relax in the bath with the same fragrance! This is a lovely gift because you’re left with an attractive black glass apothecary jar when you’re done.
My price: £22.50. RRP: £24.
Wild Lavender, Aloe and Comfrey Root Body Set
- Wild Lavender, Aloe and Comfrey Root Body Wash
- Wild Lavender, Aloe and Comfrey Root Body Lotion
- Mini Lemongrass and Ginger Candle in a green glass jar
- All presented in a black gift box
“The calming scent and antiseptic properties of lavender, combined with the healing nature of comfrey root, and the super moisturising and anti-oxidant rich aloe vera… perfect for those looking for a natural, squeaky clean and super nourished feeling.”Natural Spa Factory
The refreshing lemongrass and ginger mini kabuki candle finishes this set off nicely.
My price: £30. RRP (when sold separately): £45.
Teen Gift Set
This is a generous gift set with plenty in it for an excellent price, and it’s versatile. Natural Spa Factory calls it a ‘teen’ set, but you could give this to anyone with oily skin, acne prone skin, or skin that needs calming. The gift set includes:
- Tea Tree Face Mask
- Chamomile and Bilberry Face Mask
- Youth Blast Refined Passion Flower Seed Oil
- Strawberry and Elderflower Scrub
- Cocktail Mask Shaker
- Natural Spa Factory 100% Cotton Tote Bag
- All presented in a black gift box
My price: £37. RRP: £40.
Daytime Mask and Oil Set in a Gift Envelope
This lovely set is called ‘daytime’ because it’s so boosting. These products are all about putting moisture back into the skin and plumping – perfect for winter. This is a great set to combat dry skin and lift a sallow complexion. Both anti-aging and supportive of acne-prone skin, the baobab oil and the acerola mask work well together to tackle any new scarring. The set includes:
- Acerola Cherry Peel Off Mask
- Collagen Tissue Mask
- Baobab Oil
- All presented in a black gift envelope
My price: £32.50. RRP £35.
Hair, body and hand gift sets
Opt for duo sets of the following to create an affordable yet luxury gift:
- Hand Lotion and Hand Wash
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Body Wash and Body Lotion
These sets can be in either Fig and Vanilla (feminine and floral) or Yuzu Oil and Marjoram (aromatice and earthy). Bought separately, the shampoo and conditioner are £12.50 each, while the body lotion is £16, so buying these as a set is great value.
My price: £20. RRP: £21.
The scrubs come in handy pouches that can be slotted into an existing gift set or gifted separately. They are:
- Pear and Nigella Seed Body Salt Scrub
- Wild Rose Body Salt Scrub
- Star Anise and Ginger Seasonal Salted Scrub
My price: £20. RRP: £21.
There’s also the Colombian Rush Coffee Body Scrub, which comes in a jar.
My price: £22. RRP: £24.
Bath and massage oils
Sensitive Face and Body Oil
This is a fantastic all-rounder. It’s great for this time of year because of its warming notes of frankincense, and with evening primrose oil it’s also nourishing for the skin.
You can add drops to the bath, use as a massage oil, or treat the face (the oil has anti-aging, skin firming and relaxing properties). A treat in a bottle.
My price: £16.
Calming Body Oil or Invigorating Body Oil
While these oils aren’t suitable for the face, they make ideal massage or bath oils to soothe body and mind. Quality carrier oils are blended with bright top notes of ylang-ylang and nourishing evening primrose, sweet orange, raspberry, chamomile and rosehip oils. Add a dash to the bath for a relaxing soak.
My price: £16.
Bespoke to your budget – facial in a box (or a bag)
If you’re looking for something extra special for a loved one this Christmas, why not work with me to create an at-home facial gift?
Starting from £60 for a mini facial set or from £100 for a complete facial set, your gift could contain all or some of the following, chosen especially for your loved one’s skin type and lifestyle:
- Face oil
Get in touch to find out more.
Segura Apothecary Room Diffuser With Black Reeds
This is a wonderful gift for the people in your life who are really missing the spa this year, or for those who just need a touch of luxury in their homes.
These woody, musky, authentically-spa scented room diffusers (with, you guessed it, a little hint of frankincense!) are fab because once you’re done, you can simply top up the black apothecary jar with the scented oil. Rather lovely.
Diffuser: £33.50. Refill oil: £23.50.
“Spicy… ginger and cinnamon… with sparkling grapefruit…
Heavy base notes of patchouli and cedarwood are blended with amber, creamy sandalwood and olibanum to give warmth and depth.”Natural Spa Factory
Remember that I can create a gift set for you to suit your budget and your loved one – for example, a salt scrub and a massage candle makes for a lovely gift. Whether you’re looking for candles, body wash, bath salts or masks, let’s build a box together.
I have a small supply of spare gift boxes (get them while you can!) and gift bags to present your set. If in doubt, give me a few days’ notice so that I can make sure I have everything you need in stock. Happy gifting! 😉
A little bit about frankincense
Have you noticed that frankincense seems to be in most of the gifts on this list? That’s probably because of its benefits for the skin – not to mention its amazing smell!
Deeply relaxing and grounding, and known by aromatherapists as a harmonic, frankincense is an excellent base-note on which to build scent because it blends so well with nearly every other essential oil. It works in tandem with other great skincare oils such as sandalwood, geranium, lavender, orange and other citrusy oils – making it ideal for seasonally scented creations.
Frankincense has anti-ageing properties and is soothing for the skin – even for aggravating conditions such as eczema. It’s also a rejuvenating oil, reputedly used by the ancients – including Cleopatra in her bath milk!
It can help in the treatment of aches and pains and is used in eastern and western traditions to ease various conditions including those affecting the digestive, nervous and respiratory systems.