Fathers Day Gift Ideas That Will Make Dad Smile

Fathers Day Gift Ideas That Will Make Dad Smile


We’ve got some great gift ideas for Father’s Day. Your dad doesn’t want another tie. Of course, he appreciated the last one; he is a Gentleman, after all. But he doesn’t want another tie. And no, he’s not going to tell you what not to give him, either. This Father’s Day, give him what he really wants. 

At Kharma Creations, we offer a variety of Father’s Day gift items to help show dad just how special he is to you.

The Party Dad

Motor Enthusiast Dad

Low on a budget? Here are some free ideas:

  • Housework or Yardwork. What chores does dad tackle on the weekends? Give your father a weekend off by taking care of his chores for him.
  • A home cooked meal. Maybe your family doesn’t get together for meals often anymore. If that’s the case, offering dad his favorite home cooked meal with the whole family around the table.
  • Time together. Of course, whatever you do for dad this Father’s Day, be sure it involves spending some time together, either on the day of or on a day near Father’s Day. Go to the park. Play a few rounds of golf. Relax on the porch together. Guaranteed, just spending time with you will be the best gift dad gets this year.

This post was re-blogged from Kharma Creations.


Interesting facts about Lavender

Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils. It can be used in the bath to fight tension, sprayed on a pillow help ease you into slumber, and even applied to the skin to heal and fight infection.

As you may already know, Lavender is used in essential oils, perfumes, candles, diffusers, in aromatherapy, in beauty therapy, in traditional herbal medicine and in the kitchen as a culinary herb.

Here are some facts about the history, origins and benefits of Lavender.

  • Lavender was said to have been brought over from Arabia to sell to Greek traders approximately 600 BC, later reaching the Hyeres Islands off the coast of France.
  • Lavender was used 2500 years ago in the mummification process in Ancient Egypt.
  • It is also speculated that Cleopatra used a perfume infused with lavender to seduced Julius Caesar and Mark Antony!
  • Romans used the lavender flower to scent their homes, in the bath, to ward off insects and even cook with.
  • The name lavender originated in its Latin form as either lavare–to wash, or livendula–livid or bluish.
  • Queen Victoria used to require that her furniture be polished with a lavender-based solution, and she also sipped tea infused with lavender to settle her stomach and ease her headaches.
  • During London’s great plague, people would tie bunches of lavender to their wrists to fight infection and bacteria.
  • In Europe, Lavender’s cultivation dates back to the middle ages and even as far back as the Mediterranean.
  • Today it is farmed across the globe. Lavender farms are situated everywhere from Australia, England, Asia, Europe and the United States.
  • Rene Maurice Gattefosse was one of the first people to document the healing powers of lavender in the early 1900s.
  • Lavender comes from the same family as mint.
  • The scent of Lavender deters mice, flies, mosquitoes and other pests.
  • Lavender oil can be used to soothe aching muscles and joints, reduce anxiety and stress, and to induce sleep.
  • Nectar from lavender plants are used to make high quality honey.
  • In the language of flowers, lavender can mean devotion, luck, success, or happiness.
  • Lavender plants don’t produce seeds; propagation is done by cutting or root divisions.
  • Most Lavender plants are blue or purple, but there are some varieties that come in pink and yellow.

Wholesale Scented Candles by Kharma Candles

It has been in use considering the fact that millions of decades in diverse varieties, it nonetheless stays a single of the most major merchandise in religious ceremonies and social features even nowadays. Even so, right now most of the individuals opt to pick out wholesale candles as it is much more very affordable among numerous other positive aspects.

Most of the stores currently have a enormous interesting range of it distinct sizes, styles and colors. It is built of unique kinds of products including paraffin, soy wax, pillar wax, and so forth.

Even considering that since the advent of aromatic candles, most of the men and women choose to purchase wholesale candles as a long term cost saving strategy as many use candles daily.

The Different Types of Candles

Shopping for votive candles in bulk is an superb thought as it must be lit in substantial numbers.  These candles are small and involve quite a massive amount to develop a gorgeous influence.

The glass candles by Kharma Candles with a gorgeous wide variety of fragrances may be bought in bulk. These kinds of wholesale candles are quite sophisticated and proper for making a graceful night.

Candles are sold in distinct types in lots of of the on-line and offline shops at eye-catching price tag prices.

Wholesale candles are also in great need in the discipline of aromatherapy. Candles of various scents are utilized to alleviate  many kinds of diseases.  Scented candles this sort of as Lavender, Rose , Jasmine, Vanilla and so forth are made use of in residences too to unfold a particular romantic aura.

These days men and women mild candles of various styles and dimensions in their living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms so as to build a wonderful and inviting atmosphere. What could be a lot more romantic than a hundred candles lit along and soft songs taking part in in the background?

One more additional advantage of shopping for wholesale candles is that different forms of candles can be purchased. You can also acquire them in assorted kinds by inserting an online at Kharma Creations by clicking on “Buy Bulk & Save” in the product page of your desired candle. Kharma candles  guarantees outstanding quality at practical rates. You may also wish to get a free quote for custom made or wholesale enquirers to discuss in more detail.

Thank you, from Kharma Creations

Crystal Healing Properties of Topaz

Topaz is a crystal of Truth and forgiving. It is a symbol of chastity, happiness, true friendship and hope. It helps us to find our true purpose and destiny. The topaz crystal is able to make us more aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions, and of their karmic effects. As such, it is able to activate our Cosmic awareness. By removing the stagnant energies, it directs the body energy to those places where it is most needed. The topaz healing abilities are connected to spiritual and physical rejuvenation. It releases tension and promotes feelings of joy and happiness.

The Colour & Physical Properties of Topaz

Topaz, as it comes in its purest form, is a transparent stone. But in Nature we can rarely find pure topaz without impurities. The impurities present within the crystal lattice are responsible for the various coloration of this stone. The typical topaz crystals are yellow or of vine color, but they can also be white, gray, golden, green, blue, pink, reddish, transparent, or semi-transparent. When irradiated, topaz can change its color to blue, starting from light blue shades up to dark, almost electric blue nuances. The deep golden-yellow topaz is known as imperial topaz. The transparent topaz is often called white or clear topaz.

Where is Topaz located in the world?

One can find topaz on many locations around the world, such as the Ural mountains in Russia, in Afghanistan, Check Republic, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and, of course, in the USA. This stone is a silicate material made out of aluminum, silicon and fluorine. It crystallizes into the orthorhombic group of crystals, and is often terminated by pyramids.

History, Meaning & Healing Properties of Topaz

The name topaz is believed to originate from the Greek word for one of the ancient island in the Red Sea – Topazios.

Topaz is one of the twelve stones in the breastplate of the ancient Hebrew High Priests, which is mentioned in the Book of Exodus. It is believed that the stones of the breastplate together with 12 powerful Angels protect the door to Heaven.

Topaz helps in establishing a practical point of view when it comes to life in general. It is thought to be able to point in the direction of the most practical solution to any problem or situation. It helps us to walk the distance between point A and point B in our everyday life without loosing time. Topaz can help us in our daily meditation and visualization. It can open us towards the universal energy and give us new courage, will and strength to make the necessary changes in our lives.

Topaz is a powerful stone for strengthening the whole physical body. When Topaz is worn as a jewellery accessory, such as a ring or bracelet, Topaz can balance, soothe and cleanse emotions and thoughts, releases stress, and bring joy. In spiritual sense this stone brings love and peace. As a healing stone it can promote rejuvenation.

Topaz works best with Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius star signs and represents the element Air.

Blue Topaz brings truth and wisdom.  It aids in clear communication.  Blue Topaz helps in bringing body, mind and spirit into union.  It assists in recognizing where you have strayed from your own truth.

Yellow Topaz strengthens faith and optimism.  It assists in recognizing your own abilities, instils a drive toward recognition and attracts helpful people.

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Jasmine: Relaxing & Relieving

The name Jasmine is derived from the Persian yasmin which means “a gift from God” so named because of the intense fragrance of the blooms.

Laboratory tests found the fragrance and its chemical substitute dramatically calmed mice when their cage was filled with it, causing them to cease all activity and sit quietly in a corner. When the air was breathed in the scent molecules went from the lungs into the blood and were then transmitted to the brain. Brain scans showed the effect on a chemical called GABA on nerve cells was enhanced by the fragrances and helped soothe, relieve anxiety and promote rest.

Professor Hanns Hatt said the results published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry can “be seen as evidence of a scientific basis for aromatherapy”. His team also hope that by changing the chemical structure of the scent molecules, they can achieve even stronger effects.

They tested hundreds of fragrances to determine their effect on GABA receptors in humans and mice and found jasmine increased the GABA effect by more than five times and acted as strongly as sedatives, sleeping pills and relaxants which can cause depression, dizziness, hypotension, muscle weakness and impaired coordination.

Prof Hatt, of the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, said: “We have discovered a new class of GABA receptor modulator which can be administered parentally and through the respiratory air.

“Applications in sedation, anxiety, excitement and aggression relieving treatment and sleep induction therapy are all imaginable.”

Jasmine is a type of essential oil widely used in aromatherapy, which was pioneered by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. It is thought to offer various healing effects.

Inhaling jasmine oil molecules is said to transmit messages to a brain region involved in controlling emotions.

One way you can do this is by burning a Jasmine fragrance scented candle or placing Jasmine essential oil or Jasmine tea light candle in an Oil Burner to spread the desired amount of aroma.

Known as the limbic system, this brain region also influences the nervous system.

Aromatherapy proponents suggest that essential oils may affect a number of biological factors, including heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function.

Jasmine oil is often touted as a natural remedy for stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. It is also said to act as an aphrodisiac.

There are over 300 species of the plant that occur mainly in the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world, although a few are found in countries with cold winters. The scent rising off the petals is sweet and intoxicating.

More than five million flowers must be gathered to produce one kilo of what is known as “pure jasmine absolute”. As a result, much of the jasmine used in perfume is a chemical approximation.

The Healing Energies and Meaning of Jade

Jade is said to bless whatever it touches, serving mankind across the globe for nearly 6,000 years.

It is the ultimate “Dream Stone,” revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream-solve. It is cherished as a protective talisman, assuring long life and a peaceful death, and is considered a powerful healing stone.  An amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are.

The name and character of Jade is associated with many cultures, all referring to its reputed medicinal property of curing calculus stones and disorders of the kidneys or bladder. Yu-Stone to the ancient Chinese, it was called “spleen-stone” by the Mesoamericans. Nephrite is from the Greek word nephros, the kidney. The Spanish named it Piedra de hijada when they conquered the New World (lapis nephrictus in Latin), meaning “Stone of the loin,” or “Stone of the flank.” In a later French translation, the term was misprinted and became “pierre le jade.”

Jade amulets placed in the mouths of the dead were important to the cultures of the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, and aborigines of Mesoamerica, denoting rank of the deceased and providing protection in the afterlife.

Jade is excellent for healing feelings of guilt, and for extreme cases of defeatism. It also treats “pathological normality,” an excessive desire to adapt oneself to a group, even if it is sect-like, exaggerated militarism, a follow-the-leader attitude, or the compulsive desire to give in to general opinion to belong no matter the cost.

Jade pendants and necklaces protect against deception and authoritative abuse for financial or sexual gain. Jade signifies peace through strength, and is also helpful in homes or occupations that encounter bullying or intimidation from violent children or teens.

Jade relinquishes self-imposed limitations and assists in cherishing one’s ideals and desires, facilitating the ambition and building of those thoughts into physical reality. Jade provides confidence and self-absurdness, self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

Imperial Jade improves dysfunctional relationships. It helps restore dignity to anyone who has been mocked for looking different, and gives very overweight people stuck in self-loathing the courage to seek help and persevere with treatment.

Jade is the traditional zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Taurus, from April 20 – May 20. Taurus is depicted as a bull because of its characteristics of being strong but quiet, and is ruled by the planet Venus that also rules Libra. Taureans are known for being “down to Earth,” the doers and the realists. They are affectionate, known for their tempers and very stubborn.

Jade is also a traditional stone for those born under the sign Libra, between September 23 and October 22, the middle of the harvest. Libra is the only sign that is an inanimate object – a balance beam, referred to as The Balance. During this month the days and nights are equal length, and the Earth and Sun are in balance. Librans are very strong-willed, artistic, sensitive, and respectful. They are understanding and relate well to other people.

Benefits of Giving a Hamper as a Gift

Are you trying to decide what to buy someone for their birthday, anniversary, Christmas or a spiritual day? Or perhaps you’re looking at praising someone with a grand accomplishment? If you’re in the position where you need to provide someone a gift, but don’t really have any ideas, why not look into a gift hamper?

Not all occasions call for a gift hamper, but you’ll be surprised at how many occasions will be perfect.  Look below to see some of the major benefits when it comes to the gift hamper.

Requires little thought, but still thoughtful:

With a gift hamper you don’t need to put as much time and effort into the thought process. Instead of mulling over the recipient’s personality and his/her interests, you can simply choose a gift that has a range of elements. If you don’t know the recipient well at all, this is the perfect gift, with little thought. A stress free gift that is different from others.

Is Convenient and Easy:

A gift hamper is perfect choice for busy people, as you don’t have to spend time in a carpark in big shopping centres. Choose to get a hamper and you’ll be able to have a present sorted without moving a muscle in some cases. You may look at our candle hampers to get ideas or look for hampers at a florist shop if you enjoy fresh flowers.  It’s the epitome of convenience and efficiency.

Many Styles

One of the best benefits of purchasing a gift hamper is being able to pick from a variety of styles. You’ll find that there are many types of gift hampers available, and that you can find one that will best suit your recipient. If you know the recipient well then it’ll be easy to choose a hamper that is appropriate. Some hampers in store at Parramatta Kharma Creations contain classy beverages with decadent chocolates, whereas most others are filled with candles. You won’t find it difficult to find a hamper to reflect a specific occasion or event.

You can make every occasion convenient with the help of an easy gift hamper.