Healthy Gift Giving Ideas

December 1, 2010

By johnmac

This month, I would like to give you some ideas for Christmas gifts. Some are fun, some are tasty, some are relaxing and best of all, all have a health theme.

First, you can purchase gift certificates that are redeemable for products and services offered by Perfect Resonance Natural Health Counselling at both my east and west end locations. These gift certificates can be made out for any amount you wish to give. I’m sure there is someone on your list who would love a relaxing and rejuvenating Foot Reflexology treat!

But enough about me! I am happy to have the opportunity to introduce you to a couple of wonderful ladies who can also give you some fantastic, unique ideas for healthy Christmas gifts: Shannon Barkhouse from Epicure Selections and Shelley Wagner from Norwex Enivro Products.

I have known Shannon and Shelley for several years now. I met them through a dynamic group of professional business owners that I have breakfast with on Friday mornings. This group of individuals offers a great assortment of products and services  in so many areas, including health & fitness, finance and insurance, home repairs, inspections, and decor/staging, business support services and many more. I love dealing with people who come highly recommended and I wouldn’t hesitate to refer any of these professionals to any of you who may be looking for a particular product or service….but now back to Shannon and Shelley.

Over the years, I have personally used several of the products that Shannon and Shelley offer and I have loved every one of them. These ladies are very knowledgeable and passionate about their products and I thought I would take the opportunity to use my December Tip of the Month to introduce you to them.

Keep reading to learn more about what their great Canadian businesses have to offer!


Looking for healthy alternatives to grocery store spice blends?  Do you need gluten, soy, or sodium free products?

Epicure Selections is a Canadian direct sales company offering a wide variety of products to help you!  We carry many spice blends, dip mixes, salad dressing mixes and specialty food products.  Epicure’s ingredients lists are simple; most often just a few ingredients like herbs, spices, onion and garlic.  You won’t find: long chemical names, MSG (monosodium glutamate) or artificial sweeteners.

If you’re looking for gluten-free or soy-free seasonings, you will find a wide selection to spice up your meals.

Do you have, or know someone with kidney problems, high blood pressure, or diabetes?  Our products are the perfect choice to enjoy more flavourful meals on sodium-restricted diets.

Looking for healthy teacher gifts or a special something for that hard-to-buy-for person?  I would be happy to help with ideas for everyone on your list!  Call or email with any questions you may have – I can deliver or mail a catalogue for you to browse through or you can see it online at  Call or email me with your order by December 14th to ensure Christmas delivery.

Shannon Barkhouse

(613) 692-4512


The mission of Norwex Enviro Products is “to improve life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning products”. We strive to improve quality of life by getting rid of chemicals which is good for our health and for the environment.  We are also a Canadian Company!

Norwex has a wide variety of products that allow you to clean with just water using our microfiber and biodegradable products.  What makes our microfiber unique besides having more fabric and a tighter weave is that there is silver imbedded into the products.  Bacteria can’t live on silver, so it provides an antibacterial quality as well!

All personal care products that Norwex offers are also all organic and paraben free.  Our products are fantastic for those who have chemical sensitivities and asthma.

For a full list of products, visit our corporate website at  All products are ordered through home party consultants and can be delivered right to your door.  I also have some Christmas specials that I am happy to email you – just drop me a note!  Give the gift of green this holiday season! Call or email me with your order by December 13th to ensure Christmas delivery.

Shelley Wagner


Happy gift giving….and remember to treat yourself too!



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