Stress Relief

vaseModern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is a commonplace that has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. You can protect yourself by recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

With the holidays just around the corner and the stresses of preparing your home for family and friends putting your body into emergency mode, OWP has a way to help you rise to meet the challenges of the holidays. Stress is what keeps you on your toes, but OWP wants to help you take a few minutes of the day to yourself and relieve yourself of stress before going to bed and starting a brand new day.

oil burnerWe have handmade Essential oil burners that are made by potters outside the capital of Lima in Peru. These oil burners can fill your room with the delicate scent of essential oils to relieve tension, stress, and to cure minor ailments. The oil burners have a bottom compartment for a tea light and a bowl at the top for holding essential oil. Together the light and scent of the essential oils will help to create an atmosphere conducive to inner peace.

incenseOWP also has, glazed ceramic incense cone burners that are sculpted by potters in Pondicherry, India. The evolution of pottery has had a connection with the evolution of civilization since the beginning of time: matter being a reflection of man’s creativity, his needs and his spirituality. It is thus fitting that Pondicherry, a popular destination for a spiritual pilgrimage, is known for its pottery. This burner will add a very earthy look and feel to your home decor and will serve as the perfect container for holding and lighting your incense that can help to alleviate your stress this holiday season.

incense2To complete your stress relief kit this holiday season, OWP has incense sticks and cones that are handmade by artisans from Speed Trust. Speed Trust is a non-profit organization working with women slum dwellers in Chennai, India. Each incense stick is hand-rolled using only natural essential oils and when lit will add an exotic fragrance to your surroundings.

We offer six different fragrances that come in a decorative box with a small ceramic incense holder:

boxMeditation-(Blue) A combination that will help you achieve a tranquil state and stimulate the essential chakras. Contains pure essential oils of sandalwood, basil, olibanum and benzion.

Stress Relief(Green) Feel your spirits lifting with this blend of aromas that clears your mind of depressing thoughts and soothes tense nerves into tranquility. Contains pure essential oils of jasmine absolute, rosewood, patchouli, vetyvour and rosemary.

Memory Vitalizer(Orange) A blend of natural oils designed to gently enhance your mental alertness and stimulate your memory functions. Contains pure essential oils of rosemary, patchouli, basil, petitgrain, clove, myrrh absolute and nutmeg.

holderSweet Dreams(Pink) This mood-enhancing blend awakens pleasant memories and sweet dreams. Contains pure essential oils of petitgrain, basil, peppermint, lemon, bergamot, ylang ylang and rosemary.

Romantic Bliss(Purple) A subtly arousing aroma that creates a romantic and sensual mood. Contains pure essential oils of orange, peppermint, basil, lemon, lavender and rosemary.

Clear mind(Yellow) Enjoy a feeling of infinite calm that promotes clear thinking and insightful vision. Contains pure essential oils of myrrh, basil, patchouli, clove and nutmeg.

Please don’t let the stress of the holiday season affect your time with your family and friends. Instead, take some time to yourself with incense and support fair and compassionate trade in the process. Help yourself, artisans, their families, and their communities to have a memorable holiday season this year!

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