City life survival: the Saje 25 Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit
I like to be prepared for everything. And I mean, everything. I carry an emergency kit worthy of a beauty-loving survivalist with me everywhere I go, and you’ll find anything from an extra concealer and travel-sized perfumes to dental floss and a mini sewing kit in the depths of my handbag. I also have an entire drugstore’s supply of allergy medicine, tylenols and gravols in there, and I’m prepared for a few surprise periods and a whole lot of blisters too. Plus, there were at least six lipsticks in various shades of red in my travel makeup bag last time I checked, but who’s counting?
There’s a new essential addition to my city life survival bag in the form of the Saje 25 Limited Edition Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit* ($59.95).
The popular Saje Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit (previously called the Saje Pocket Pharmacy) got a sassy makeover to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the all-natural Canadian brand! The Saje 25 Pocket Farmacy is housed in a sturdy pouch lined with floral fabric made of recycled bottles that features beautiful rose gold hardware. Inside, there’s a thoughtful celebratory quote by the founders Kate and Jean-Pierre, and a handy booklet with tips on how to use each Saje essential oil blend.
These five mini essential oils in the Saje 25 Pocket Farmacy come in a roll-on bottle, so they’re perfect for home, work, travel, and the dreaded Toronto commute. The bottom of each bottle can also be twisted off to dispense the oils drop by drop, which is really handy for a lovely essential oil bath. The Saje 25 Pocket Farmacy is the perfect way to treat any and all minor discomforts on the go, and I feel safer knowing I have this little gem with me. Together, there’s truly nothing these essential oils can’t do.
The Saje 25 Pocket Farmacy essential oil blends
This best-selling blend of peppermint, lavender and rosemary essential oils is refreshing and soothing, a must-have for anyone who suffers not only from headaches, but also from nausea and anxiety. It’s a great multi-tasking product, and can easily replace Eater’s Digest or Stress Release if you’re in a pinch. To relieve headaches, simply apply to the scalp, along the hairline, and on the neck and shoulder.
This blend of eucalyptus, cinnamon, and tea tree helps relieve symptoms of flu and colds, as well as other minor respiratory discomforts. It’s similar to Peppermint Halo, though I find it a little sharper and not as sweet or pleasant. This oil can be dabbed on the chest and the throat area to help open up stuffed noses and soothes blocked sinuses and sore throats.
Eater’s Digest is a blend of fennel, chamomile, and peppermint with a fairly strong liquorice scent that reminds me of the Tea Pigs Liquorice & Peppermint Tea, my all-time favourite digestion aid, but in a mess-free and portable roll-on format. It can soothe your stomach after a few too many Flaming Hot Cheetos. Apply directly on the stomach area and massage gently.
This calming blend of lavender, roman chamomile, and orange essential oils is a life-saver. As someone who struggles both with anxiety and has trouble sleeping, I’m well-acquainted with the benefits of lavender and essential oils, and this is by far my favourite blend. It’s stronger than the This Works Deep Sleep Roll-On, plus it hasn’t leaked so far.
My favourite way to use Stress Release is to roll it on my wrists and temples to calm me down when I feel a panic attack coming on, but if you’re home, it can be used in the bath or in a steaming bowl of hot water to inhale. Before bed, several drop on a tissue or on a pillowcase can help with sleep.
Pain Release is a blend of marjoram, roman chamomile, and rosemary that helps relieve muscular aches and pains, strains, bruises and sprains. It can be diluted in a carrier oil and applied to the affected area, but I just roll it on anything that hurts. It’s especially great to massage my achy, 90 year-old fingers because the oil absorbs well and doesn’t leave my hands greasy and slippery. The relief is minimal, but the scent is nice and soothing.
The Saje 25 Limited Edition Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit is launching in stores today, June 19, 2017. It makes a great gift, but it’s also worth treating yourself to this mini pharmacy. You’ll thank me next time you’re submerged by an unstoppable wave of motion sickness on the subway home.
Saje is also opening it’s 50th Canadian location at West Edmonton Mall this summer, so be sure to stop by and stock up on your favourite all-natural products.
Happy birthday Saje!
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