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The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
Contents Listing of the Sweetbriar Package
Sample of Personalized Typed Note Card
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
Contents Listing of the Sweetbriar Package
Sample of Personalized Typed Note Card
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar
The Sweetbriar

The Sweetbriar

Starting from

$39.00

The Sweetbriar is a curated care package of household essentials to help a friend or loved one in the days following a life-changing event, loss, or diagnosis. These items were chosen to keep the person you care about from having to run to the store in the coming days.

All Compassion Packages are tastefully presented in our signature floral delivery box with a personalized greeting card and a stylized sticker insert describing the contents and their purpose. Finally, The Sweetbriar includes an optional handwritten follow-up card from the Here For You team with words of compassion and ideas for resources, delivered 1-2 months after your purchase.

  • Typed notecard or handwritten empathy card of your choice
  • Cutlery (8 sets)
  • Paper plates (20 count)
  • Tissues (1 box)
  • Toilet paper (2 rolls)
  • Gallon size freezer storage bags (10 count)
  • Permanent labeling marker (1 count)

  • After Shave (+16) - Completely natural and carefully selected ingredients are the bases of this antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory blend of essential oils (cedarwood, frankincense, palo santo, helichrysum, grapefruit seed) and aloe. 

    Aloe Hand Lotion (+10) - A deeply moisturizing liquid cream, made naturally for quick hydration and relief from sun exposure. Two varieties: Dawn (lemon, orange, bergamot, lime, and vanilla) and Wildflower (geranium, rosemary, and mint)

    Bath Bomb (+9) - A moisturizing, fizzing, floral bath experience. Powered with shea butter and lavender essential oils.

    Bath Tea (+12) - This bath tea utilizes the simple yet effective properties of flower petals. Add to a warm bath for soothing aches and sore muscles, relieving tension, lifting stress. 

    Bee Balm (+7) - A plastic-free natural lip balm. Made with organic coconut oil, beeswax, essential oils, and vitamin e. Three varieties: Cedar Vanilla, Lemon Lavender, and Peppermint. 

    Bod Butter (+18) - Massage into clean skin. For best absorption use after showering. Made with coconut oil, shea butter, rice bran oil, essential oils of cedarwood, palo santo, frankincense, and Himalayan cedarwood.

    Body Oil (+20) - Massage onto skin after showering, use in the bath or apply during meditation. Comes in five scents: New Moon (bergamot, lavender, lime, helichrysum, vanilla, frankincense, orange), Rose Petal (rose), Sana (copaiba, lavender, laurel leaf, and frankincense, arnica solar infused oil), Sensi (chamomile, frankincense, cedarwood, lavender and ylang ylang), Solis (bergamot, lavender, lime, helichrysum, vanilla, frankincense, orange). 

    Botanical Bath Soak (+18) - Each bath soak is created with nutrient-dense, botanical ingredients carefully created to enhance a warm bath and deliver specific benefits for certain needs. Three varieties: Rose Cloud (rose petals and mineral-rich pink Himalayan salt), Restore Soak (replenishing blend of magnesium, sea salt, lavender buds, and essential oil, and copaiba oi). 

    Exfoliating Mask ($25) - Two varieties: Renew, an exfoliating enzyme mask made with fruit extract and Nourish, an exfoliating rhassoul clay mask ground with chamomile and lavender.  

    Handpoured Soywax Candle (+22) - These candles are no-smoke and scented naturally. Burned from a wooden wick. Three varieties: New Moon (lavender and frankincense), Peace (clove, mint, sage, fir needle, cinnamon) and Wildflower (geranium, rosemary and mint)

    Lip Whip (+12.50) - Rich, active seed oils and butters with deeply hydrating properties are whipped in a nourishing, restorative balm for mending our lips' dry and delicate skin.

    Mountain Moon Natural Cologne (+20) - This special formula of pure essential oils and herbal waters is safe enough to mist directly on your face, body and clothes. Scented with cedarwood, fir needle, frankincense.

    Pillow Mist (+23) - A combination of essential oils that together offer calming, sedative, stress-lifting and anxiety-reducing properties. Can be misted on linens, towels, face or body. Two varieties: Moon Dust (lavender floral water, distilled water, butterfly pea flowers, witch hazel, essential oils of chamomile, frankincense, lavender, and sage) and Star Dust (lavender floral water, witch hazel, essential oils of ylang-ylang, lavender, cedarwood, frankincense, Himalayan pink salt). 

    Seed-based Granola (+8) Made by 88 Acres, this seed-based granola includes a mix of oats with sunflower seeds, ground flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds. It's free from the 8 most common allergens, gluten-free, nut-free, and non-GMO. Comes in three flavors: Cinnamon OatSea Salt Dark Chocolate, and Triple Berry Blend (currants, blueberries, and cranberries).

    Seed Bars Variety Pack (+12.50) - Made by 88 Acres, these seed bars are a mix of oats, pumpkin, sunflower, and flax seeds. They are free from the 8 most common allergens, making them accessible to most. With a diverse flavor offering, they're also gluten-free, nut-free, and non-GMO. Delivered in a stamped gift box. Included flavors: dark chocolate & sea salt, cinnamon & oats, double chocolate mocha, triple berry blend, and spiced ginger apple.

    Seed Butter Pouch Variety Pack (+12.50) - Made by 88 Acres, nutrient-dense and allergy-friendly. Variety pack includes Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed, Vanilla Spiced Sunflower Seed, Maple Sunflower Seed, Roasted Pumpkin, Pumpkin Seed (Unsweetened), Roasted Watermelon Seed, Watermelon Seed (Unsweetened).

    Soap Sampler Set (+18) - A four-bar selection of handmade cold-processed soaps. Mixed with essential and botanical oils, flowers and herbs. Packaged in a wooden gift box with a dried flower bouquet. 

    Tea Sampler (+15) - A selection of 8 servings of single-serve teas. A mix of caffeinated (masala chai and 4 seasons spring oolong) and caffeine-free (peppermint and chamomile). 

    Whipped Body Butter (+20) - A combination of whipped coconut oil and shea butter, essential oils and highly effective nut and seed-derived oils come together in this luxurious whipped body butter. For deep moisturizing and extra dry skin. Comes in four varieties: Cedar & RoseCitrus VanillaJasmine Ylang-Ylang, and Lavender Sage

    Whipped Salt Scrub (+18) - Whipped salt, coconut oil and castile soap scrub infused with essential oils and botanical extracts for absorption and added nutrients. The soap base cleans while rich coconut oil moisturizes and salt sloughs away dead skin. It comes in two varieties: LavenderMineral (tea tree and fir needle essential oils) Orange LovePink Salt (grapefruit essential oils), and Sea (lavender essential oils).

    Your Story Matters Lined Journal (+15) - Interior and exterior artwork by Lisa Congdon. Journal measures 6.5" x 8.66", paperback with 160 lined pages and a ribbon marker. 

    All bath and body products are from Among The Flowers, a small, hand-made natural body care company in Placerville, CA. 

    Teas are purchased from Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, VT and the sampler pack is assembled in house. 


    Domestic orders over $80 include free 1-3 day shipping (USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground).

    Orders placed before 1 PM (Monday - Friday) will typically ship the same day.

    Orders placed before 10 AM on Saturday will typically ship the same day. 

    If you would like guaranteed 1-2 day delivery, please select Priority Mail Express or UPS Next Day Air (additional charges will apply). 

    Sympathy/Death/Illness

    Thinking of you/Just because

    Blank (inside & outside)

    Loss of a pet

     

    Compassion Package Tips

    And answers to your pressing questions

    • What should I write in my card?

      Be sincere and share how you're feeling without overshadowing their grief.

      Example of sharing your pain in appropriate way: "Desi was such a positive light in my life. His humor brought me so much joy over the years. I will miss him terribly."Example of overshadowing the bereaved's pain: "This is the saddest thing that's ever happened to me — I don't know how I will get through this."

      Share a fond memory if you have one - especially if the card receiver has never heard it. 

      Anything that stands out to you will be special, even if it seems insignificant. 

      Share how you will continue to remember and honor the deceased (examples below)

      "I know Ralph loved key lime pie. Whenever I see it on the menu I'll be sure to order it and think of him." "My children are too young to remember your mom, but I will tell them about those adventurous summers we had camping together. I'm going to teach them how to light a campfire, just like how she taught me."

      If you want to offer help, be specific. If you can make a commitment, do it. 

      Avoid (at all costs) 'call me if you need me' - this puts the burden of action on the person you are trying to help. They will never call you. Offer a concrete way to help. Try 'I will bring you dinner next week', or 'I can watch the kids for you on Friday morning' and follow up on your offer. If you are in a position to offer ongoing support, don't be shy about sharing what you can do. For example, "I am home every Sunday afternoon. I would love to have your kids over to our house on the weekend so you have time to yourself. They are welcome any and all Sundays." Or, "What would be more helpful, if I bring over dinner every Friday or take your dog for hikes instead?"

      Avoid all platitudes. Common examples

      -You're strong

      -You will get through this

      -They're in a better place

      -They'll always be with you/in your heart

      -At least they....(didn't suffer, are no longer suffering, didn't know what was happening, had a chance to say goodbye, etc. etc. etc.)

      -May your memories bring you comfort

      -Everything happens for a reason/God needed an angel/God wouldn't give you more than you can handle


      It is best not to mention what I'll call religious comfort. Keep in mind that people who find comfort in their faith may not find comfort in statements like the ones I've listed above in the very early days after a loss. It is best to err on the side of caution and leave them out.

      Many of the religious statements or platitudes listed above are not really about about offering support. They're encouraging the bereaved to accept their new reality or express gratitude during heartache. Platitudes essentially come across as minimizing the bereaved's pain. 

      The advice listed above is just that — one person's advice. These are tips are based on what I've learned after speaking with many bereaved people, and also having written hundreds of cards myself. Trust your gut, and use these recommednations as a guide. 

    • How quickly will the package arrive?

      Most packages will reach their destination within 1-3 business days. If you select UPS Ground, it can take up to 5 days for the Compassion Package to be delivered.

      If you need guaranteed 1-2 day delivery, please choose Priority Mail Express or UPS Next Day Air at checkout (there will be an additional charge). 

      During the checkout process, you will receive a shipping estimate before the sale is finalized. Approximately 90-95% of orders arrive by the estimated shipping date. 

      If your order qualifies for free shipping, we will always select an option that estimates a 1-3 day delivery. 

    • I need to sent multiple packages — how do I do this?

      At this time we cannot process multiple destinations within one order. Please make each package a separate order.