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November Favorites: Aromatherapy, Christmas Music, and Dax Sheppard

November Favorites: Aromatherapy, Christmas Music, and Dax Sheppard

Thanksgiving flew by this year, and the holidays are right around the corner. As the weather gets colder, our skin (and our spirits) are in need of some serious soothing. From essential oil diffusers and rosewater face mists, to classic Christmas music and Dax Sheppard’s new podcast, here are the things keeping us hydrated and sane during the most wonderful time of the year.

1. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard…a podcast that will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between.

Armchair Expert Dax Shepard Podcast Album Cover

“I am constantly listening to podcasts,” said marketing intern Annie O’Brien. “This month, my favorite has been Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert. He discusses life and being human bluntly, while being funny at the same time. And with celebrity guests including Jason Bateman and Amy Schumer, this podcast never fails to entertain me when I’m driving in the car or walking to class.”

2. Ritual Vitamins…vitamins packed full of Vitamin D with a refreshing taste.

Ritual Vitamins for Women

“Yes, I’m recommending another subscription service,” said content strategist Hanna Lustig. “Lately I’ve been loving my Ritual multivitamins. They’re giving me the vitamin D we all desperately need in the winter, and these are the only vitamins that don’t give me nausea if I take them on an empty stomach. Plus, they’re coated with a light, non-stick layer of peppermint oil. Instead of tasting like fish, dirt, or children’s cough syrup, Ritual vitamins are minty fresh. If you’re vegan or vegetarian like I am, you need to get your hands on a bottle of these.”

3. Essential Oils…the secret ingredient to a good night’s sleep.

Young Living Essential Oil

“My monthly fave is my holy grail essential oil mixture for sleep,” web developer Lindsay Loveday explained. “If I’m having a hard time going to sleep or staying asleep, I mix three drops of lavender oil with three drops of orange oil in a diffuser. You can of course add more or less of either depending on your preference. It works like a charm!”

4. Andy Williams’ Christmas Album…a true holiday classic.

Andy Williams Christmas Album

“Evidently, the only holiday album my family owned,” joked office manager Sherrie DeMarcus. “Therefore, I played it over and over through each Christmas season (as soon as I was allowed to operate the record player inside the big wooden stereo console all by myself!). Still today, “Most Wonderful Time” is the best!”

4. “thank u, next”…Ariana Grande’s iconic, early 2000s-inspired music video.

“If you’re not hip to Ariana Grande yet, it’s time to become a believer,” said designer Katie Truppo. “After her very publicized engagement and break-up with SNL star Pete Davidson, Ari came back with an amazing song and an even better music video. “thank u, next” highlights all the cult favorite movies I, as a millennial woman, am obsessed with. Plus, it features several celebrity cameos. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch.”

5. Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray…it’s self-care in a bottle.

Mario Badescu Rose Facial Mist

“My monthly fave is this facial spray by Mario Badescu Skin Care,” said graphic design intern Emily Breeden. “I love the rosewater, but it comes in lavender and cucumber as well. I’m honestly not sure that it really does anything, but it makes me feel like I am taking care of myself – which is half the battle, right?”

6. Swiss-Tech Utili-Key…a tiny tool that can do just about anything.

Swiss Tech Army Key

Principal Chuck Morris bought a Swiss-Tech Utili-Key this month, and he’s already found a million uses for it. It’s a lightweight, 6-in-1 tool that you can conveniently attach to your keys. The Utili-Key makes any odd job, from minor repairs to installations, super easy. It’s also the perfect gift for the handy men in your life.

So, what were your November #monthlyfaves? Tweet and comment your top picks. You might just see them featured in next month’s round-up!