To kick off the new year, we’re enjoying a new-found sense of hope, optimism and excitement for the year to come. To celebrate that, we scoured the Magic City to discover some local FINDS meant to refresh and rejuvenate after a hectic holiday season. From invigorating items for your mind, body and soul to 2019 diet-approved FINDS and services meant to amp up your work and fitness routines, here are our January FINDS!


Essential oil diffuser

One easy way to relax your mind, body and soul is through an essential oil diffuser. Simply place this piece in a shared environment and fill with your favorite essential oils to create a warm and cozy aromatherapy-filled room. SB TIP: Put one or two drops of your favorite essential oil in your shower or bath for the ultimate spa experience! This diffuser is $49.99, and the oils are $12.99 each at Organic Harvest Market & Cafe.


Diffuser, $49.99, and essential oil blends, $12.99 each, at Organic Harvest Market & Cafe

Inspiration book

Start the day with a page of inspiration from Be Awesome Today! Each page features a beautifully designed and decorated phrase meant to inspire and motivate. Rip out your favorites and carry them with you, or tack them up in your office for whenever you need a little boost. Find the book for $22 at Wrapsody.


Inspiration book, $22, at Wrapsody

Body oil

Did you know that most commonly used perfumes carry chemicals and synthetic scents that often cause negative side effects? This Mullein & Sparrow body oil is completely cruelty-free, paraben-free, organic and made in the USA. Spritz yourself with this sweet-smelling lavender blossom or rose blossom body oil to soothe cracked winter skin and enter 2019 stress-free. Find it for $20 at Wild Things.


Lavender blossom and rose blossom body oil, $20, at Wild Things

Glamorous Wash

There are nothing but positive reviews of this laundry detergent! Made by Tyler Candle Company, this luxury “Glamorous Wash” has been specially formulated to effectively clean while being gentle on clothes and leaving a long-lasting classic fragrance. Find this Glamorous Wash, ranging from $19 to $25, depending on size, at The Blue Willow.


Glamorous Wash, ranging from $19 to $25, at The Blue Willow

At-home spa 

After a hectic holiday season, you deserve to treat yourself. This “Spa Experience” package from 1818 Farms is the perfect way to do so — and all while using completely organic products and supporting a local Alabama farm! The box includes shea creme, cuticle balm, hint-of-mint lip balm and bars of goat’s milk oatmeal, honey and milk soap. Find this package, ranging from $32 to $35, online or at Alabama Goods.


1818 Farms “Spa Experience” package, ranging from $32 to $35, here or at Alabama Goods

Natural charcoal deodorant

Much like perfume, deodorant is often made with synthetic chemicals not meant to mix with your body on a daily basis. This charcoal deodorant is made by botaniko skin, a small-batch local cosmetic company that uses its 80-acre flower farm to formulate intentionally made clinical skincare. It is 100% natural and made with activated charcoal, vitamin E and organic essential oils to leave a soft, powdery scent with no residue. It is also paraben-free, aluminum-free and non-GMO. Find it for $22 online or at The Pantry.


botaniko skin charcoal deodorant, $22, online or at The Pantry

Body wrap treatment

Immerse yourself in total tranquility this January with a body wrap treatment from Escape Day Spa. The “Rejuvenating Salt Glow” is our treatment of choice when searching for a way to recharge. Dead sea salts are combined with aromatic essential oils to softly exfoliate the skin and reveal a natural, soft, smooth and silky glow. Individual sessions are available for $110 with the option to add on a 60-minute relaxation massage for $65.


“Rejuvenating Salt Glow” body treatment, $110, with add-on relaxation massage, $65, at Escape Day Spa

Hair refresh

If you’re looking to pamper yourself in the new year, head to Tonya Jones SalonSpa. Awarded “Best Blowout in the City” by Birmingham Magazine‘s “Best of Birmingham,” they’ll get you feeling and looking great for an elegant date night, girls’ night out or your next interview. Their blowout bar features services such as heat style, half updo and full updo — available for a one-time purchase or in blowout bundles of four, eight or 12. One-time services range from $39 to $80, while bundles start at $140. Be sure to check our their LUXE salon inside Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit as well!


Blowout bar services, starting at $39, at Tonya Jones SalonSpa

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Upgrade your fitness routine

If you have fitness and weight loss at the top of your 2019 resolution list, then you’ll want to know that Ignite Cycle is a fantastic resource to help you stay on track. Classes feature low lighting, exhilarating music, motivating and experienced instructors and the chance to finally reconnect to your mind and body one pedal at a time. Right now, they’re hosting pop-up classes across the street (2829 2nd Ave. S.) from their permanent location in Pepper Place. Learn more and join their Sparks Club here.


Upgrade your fitness routine at Ignite Cycle in Pepper Place. Learn more here.

Organize your space

The absolute best way to enter the new year is in a beautifully organized space. Organize Bham is the Magic City’s dynamic custom organization service that will declutter and streamline your life. They help with any space in the home, from kitchens to bathrooms and garages to closets and everywhere in between. They’ll even haul away trash, recyclables and donations after the session! Services start at $180. Learn more here.


Organization services, starting at $180, here


Healthy cookbook

Before you’re able to commit to a healthier lifestyle, you must first find a few healthy and delicious recipes to add to your repertoire. The Ashram Cookbook’s The Way We Eat: Recipes for Healthy Living offers up more than 100 recipes for all meals from breakfast bowls and hearty vegetable dishes to satisfying snacks and sweets, energizing smoothies and more. It also explains the health benefits of certain ingredients and preparation methods. It’s ideal for a “new year, new you” commitment! Find it at a’mano gifts for $50.


The Ashram Cookbook’s The Way We Eat: Recipes for Healthy Living, $50, at a’mano gifts

Meal plan

If cooking isn’t your specialty, consider opting for a healthy meal plan this year. Nourish Foods Co. offers weekly subscription plans for individuals, couples or families at competitive prices. Each meal comes fully prepared by trained chefs and is delivered fresh to your doorstep at your convenience. All you have to do from there is heat each meal up according to the directions! To learn more, click here.


Commit to a healthier lifestyle this year with meal subscription plans from Nourish Meals. Learn more here.

Hit the reset button this year in the way that feels best for you. Here’s to 2019!


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