Product Review: The Hope Gillerman Stress Remedy, a Love Letter
This past Saturday I finally had the pleasure of meeting Hope Gillerman, creator of the powerful essential oil collection that I credit with both boosting my spirits on a daily basis and keeping me from getting sick this far into flu season. (When I so much as feel a tickle in my throat I hop in the shower with her Sinus and Chest remedies for a soothing steam.) Like Siobhan with her Infinite Love mist (an absolute favorite of mine too), I can’t believe I have yet to review the Stress Remedy that I’ve been using since the line was first recommended by our friends at Nailing Hollywood (that’s them with Hope, adorbs).
I’ve also been meaning to write Hope herself a letter of gratitude for the Alexander Technique treatment she gave me this weekend, and the invaluable lessons she bestowed upon me in that one session. Call it holiday laziness, but I’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone here, and write my review in letter form to Hope for all to read!
Have you tried this line yet? And are you familiar with the Alexander Technique?
I cannot thank you enough for this Saturday’s session. As I mentioned, I’ve become quite obsessed with your line, and particularly the Stress Remedy which I carry in my purse and often wear as a perfume. I was very relieved when you told me that was OK! (I was worried that I may be abusing a good thing.)
There are a few reasons I’m so enamored with it. For starters, it actually makes me feel less stressed as soon as I smell it. The intoxicating combination of lavender, sandalwood, blood orange, tangerine, and sage sends a message to my brain that feels something like a long and loving shhhhhhh. We’ve been talking a lot on the site about different ways of managing stress in our lives, and this remedy has been very helpful to me.
Even better yet, I’m convinced that it changes the energy of those around me, good-witch styles. Every single time I wear it out, someone remarks upon its magicalness (necessary invented word). Both women and men swoon—my husband prefers it to the woodsy masculine smells I’m usually drawn to—and it gives me the sensation that I’m enveloped in a stress-free bubble when I’m out in the world. After I left you, I bought the last ones they had at the Montage Spa store to offer as holiday gifts. :)
But can we also talk about the women’s hormone balancing sample you gave me? You need to add that to your line! I’ve never smelled anything so bewitching in my life. I think you said it was rose, geranium, ylang-ylang and jasmine? I’ll have to look at the recipe cards you gave me (which I’m SO excited about). I plan to start experimenting with my own blends in 2012.
Before I sign off, I also wanted to tell you that my introduction to the Alexander Technique was so eye-opening. I have a much greater awareness of holding tension in my neck, and I’m actively trying to adjust how I hold my head (hard!). I may look into classes and would love any recommendations you might have on this coast. I envy those New York gals who have all-year access to you!
All the best,