5 Ideas to Make Your Corporate Wellness Program Thrive

no. 2 Corporate Wellness

Did you know 80% of employees at companies with booming wellness programs feel more bought in and cared for by employers?

Health and wellness programs have become popular in many companies to bring in and keep top talent, create a fun and productive work environment, and promote overall well being. A successful wellness program strikes a balance between educating employees on self-care while still having fun. If your team isn’t engaged or having fun, they’ll lose interest very quickly. So, make it fun!

Below are 5 ideas (many we’ve used here at SnugZ and experienced the benefit first hand) that you can easily work into your wellness program to make it thrive!

1. Offer Creative Workspaces

Like John Cleese once said, “If you want creative workers give them time to play.” Nobody wants to feel like they are working in a prison cell a.k.a. a cubicle with nothing to stare at but 3 blank walls. Put a ping pong table in the break room, offer colorful and comfy chairs, and surprise them with a desk toy like our RATTLER wood snake cube puzzle.

RATTLER Wood Snake Cube Puzzle (TRATTLER)
RATTLER Wood Snake Cube Puzzle (TRATTLER)

2. Remind People to Get Flu Shots

Flu season is back and is already the most widespread on record. Now is a good time to send out a list of locations offering flu shots (especially those covered by the company’s health insurance). To make it easy, you can also arrange for a company to give flu shots on-site. Give each employee a branded hand sanitizer to promote general health around the office.

EQP minus 15% on our best selling SANITIZER through 2/28/2018!
EQP minus 15% on our best selling SANITIZER through 2/28/2018!

3. Host a Monthly Healthy Potluck

Everyone loves to eat right? Well, even if they don’t, they should! This one’s easy and tasty. First, decide on a day and then put together a sign up sheet with 2 columns (name and what you’re bringing). Announce that it’s been posted in the break room or send it out to individual teams so people can join in.

4. Practice Zen

Take a deep breath. Stress remains an ever-growing problem throughout the world and especially here in the United States. All of us can reduce stress by becoming more mindful through meditation and yoga. Every couple weeks have a yoga instructor come teach a class in the office or hold regular meditation sessions. Uplift the mood of employees, while promoting happiness and well-being by diffusing ZEN essential oils in your work space.

Zen Essential Oil 15 mL Dropper Bottle (NEODB15)
Zen Essential Oil 15 mL Dropper Bottle (NEODB15)

5. Start Walking (Meetings)

Walk and talk. It’s a concept older than time itself. A few reasons to turn your normal everyday meeting into a walking meeting:

  1. Introduce physical activity into your workday
  2. Get a boost of energy by moving
  3. Be inspired by what you see on your journey
  4. Increase collaboration by moving from one conversation to another
  5. Research suggests walking makes people more creative

 

Have more wellness program ideas? We’d love to hear them. Comment below!

 

 

NEW Selling Opportunities with Zen


Zen Collection from SnugZ USA is a natural aromatherapy line of essential oils, soaps, candles, bath bombs and bath salts to help balance, harmonize and promote the health of the body. Price points range from $1.00 for an essential oil infused natural lip balm all the way to $150.00 for the most luxurious gift set.

What is aromatherapy?

According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, it is referred to Essential Oil therapy, which can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of the body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
So, why are we telling you this?

Corporate & Retail Trends

Demand is growing extremely fast for natural products. From 2015 to 2016 it grew by 11% into a $67.5 billion dollar industry. Major consumer good and food companies are launching their own venture capital projects and investing in natural products. Right now it is all about natural, organic, biodynamic and sustainably grown goods.
How can you take advantage of this trend?

Infographic - Zen Corporate Gift Trends
Infographic – Zen Corporate Gift Trends
Infographic - Zen Resale Opportunities
Infographic – Zen Resale Opportunities

Case Studies

Case 1: Gift w Purchase & Relieving Physical Stress

One major running retailer gives out Bath bombs as a gift with every purchase. This has turned into a successful program that has repeated at 5,000 pieces per order, multiple times. Runners are known to put their bodies through a lot of stress. The essential oil infused salts help with muscle relaxation via soaking in a hot bath.
Item: NBM23 (Bath Bombs)
Quantity: 5,000
End User: Major Running Retailer

NBM23 Bath Bomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 2: Solutions for Weary Tech Pros

The Zen Essentials Gift Set provides the perfect get away for stressed out workers. This well-known tech company wanted to provide a way for their hard working tech professionals to relax and recharge.
Item: ZGS10 (Zen Essentials Gift Set)
Quantity: 450
End User: Well-Known Tech Company

NGS10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 3: Calming New Parents

This innovative idea was developed for the maternity ward of a premiere Florida hospital and was designed to help promote mental and physical relaxation for parents and newborns.
Item: NCTL-4PACK (4 Pk. Tea Lights)
Scents: 2 Focus, 2 Karma
Quantity: 1,200
End User: Maternity Ward in Premiere Florida Hospital

NCTL_4PACK

 

 

 


What’s your reason for Giving?

Date Night Holiday Gift Set…

A perfect gift for a quiet evening spent together.

Glass apothecary jar candle and SweetZ filled glass apothecary jar wrapped in a cute box.  Oh, and don’t forget the crinkle paper to top it off!

Any reason is a good reason to give a gift, but here’s some giving inspiration:

  • Employee Appreciation – after all, they’ve worked really hard throughout the year and deserve recognition
  • Important Clients – let them know how much their business means to you
  • Holiday Parties
  • Wedding Favors
  • Start the New Year Right
Whatever your reason may be, our goal at SnugZ is to make that moment precious.  This Holiday revel in those times and make a memory of the tastes, smells and faces.
2016 Gift Collection Available Now
Download the .pdf or browse here: Holiday Catalog

Item of the Week with Janice Freij

Aren’t baths the best? We’ve always thought so.

If you’re looking for that next great item to recommend to your customer and have already exhausted sanitizer, lip balm, mints, sweets, stress relievers, polos and pens—we’ve got the ace for you! You’ve most likely experienced an e-mail or phone call where your client is adamant you provide them with the next latest and greatest item sure to dazzle.

This next go around, give the gift of relaxation by choosing an item of our Zen line. Zen is our aromatherapy line offering therapeutic grade essential oils extracted from nature. Our mix of proprietary blends and single oils were brought on board to help balance, harmonize, and promote health of body, mind, and spirit to the promo world. This year, SnugZ USA was the first to introduce such an offering of essential oil and blends to our market. Aside from bath salts, we offer an assortment of amber bottles, roller balls, soaps, candles, bath bombs, diffusers, and limited holiday scented candles.

That being said, we recommend our Zen Bath Salts in a Clear Glass Wire Bale Jar, sku NBSWB25. Sooth your customers into zen this holiday with our essential oil infused bath salts bundled in a crafty, eye-catching 2.73 oz. container.  Bathing in an essential oil infused salt bath at home provides the ultimate aromatic, escape from work and life’s stresses as salts release their calming properties designed to uplift one’s mood and reduce stress.  Our essential oil salts were handcrafted to cleanse and improve health to the body’s largest organ—your skin.

Unfamiliar with how to use bath salts? It’s simple.

  1. Fill your tub with warm water
  2. Equally disperse half of salts into water
  3. Let dissolve (five minutes)
  4. Dunk in and unwind.

We have seven notable proprietary blends to fill your container with. Pictured below is our Exhale blend made from peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus and lemon ingredients formulated together to maintain clear airways and breathing, support overall respiratory health, and help minimize effects of seasonal threats.  We use Epson salt for our Zen combinations and the benefits are abundant. Epson consists of magnesium and sulfate mineral compounds which are natural agents that help reduce muscle inflation, increases energy and stamina, produce serotonin, and relax and reduce irritability. [1] Bath salts are a trendy spa item and are a hot commodity in retail. Chances are you’ve seen these soap and spa displays at your local grocery near checkout and the pharmacy.

 

 

Furthermore, this fun-size beaker offers a diverse amount of uses making it a multipurpose bottle. Its small size capacity, trendy exterior and re-useable ability makes it a versatile item you can refill with kitchen spices, daily prescription, or small purse items. It’s no wonder Sales Executive, Janice Freij recommended it. Bath salts are a fantastic fit for hospitals, health clinics, spas, hotels, and assisted living centers. Minimum quantity starts at 50 pieces per order at $4.48 (C ) plus a $45.00 (C ) set up charge. Allow five business days for production time after proof approval.

Janice is a part of our valued Sales Dream Team. She embodies an extensive insight in promotional know how and is in direct contact with customers on a daily basis. She’s plays an integral role in representing SnugZ USA in our business traveling expeditions to numerous trade shows and conferences across the country. We’re lucky to have her skills and talent on board. Those who have gotten the opportunity to meet and work with Janice can vouch for her colorful personality, skilled competencies, and passion for our industry. If you have any remaining questions, you are always welcome to contact Janice at her direct line at 888-447-6840 ext. 9548 or janice@snugzusa.com.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



[1] Epsom Salt Uses & Benefits. (n.d.). Retrieved November 2, 2015, from http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp#.VkOnz875Rc8.twitter

 

Our Zen Webinar Series Takes Off

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on your customers?

Then we’ve got a product for you. There’s no question Essential Oils are a big hit among consumers. Key contributors to the significant growth are consumer attitudes and choices favoring natural ingredients. A Washington Post article in June 2014 highlighted that the word natural alone on food products helps sell $40 Billion in sales in the US every year.

 You can see the growing trend of Essential Oil uses outside of its generic use being incorporated into hotel rooms, spas, yoga classes, and essentially any aromatic activity. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy refers Aromatic therapy also as Essential Oil therapy. Oils extracted from plant essences make up these blends and have caught popularity among the masses making this retail industry a whopping, 1 Billion in 2014.

 Our Zen Webinar Series

On Tuesday, April 14th Sydra Newell kicked off our first Webinar of our Zen Series. Throughout April and May, she and two other sales team members will be hosting several more episodes of educational webinar. The Webinars were designed to provide information and insight of the essentials in essential oils. Come learn about Wellness and Lifestyle trends, retail demand for this product, benefits of aromatherapy, and Why SnugZ Zen is a good fit to make an impactful impression on your customers.

 

What is the Zen Line?

Zen is a natural aromatherapy line that offers therapeutic grade essential oils extracted from nature. Our new Zen Collection, launched 2015, is made up of seven proprietary aromatic botanical blends and three single ingredients: Cloud 9, Exhale, Focus, Immunity, Invigorate, Tranquility, Karma, Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon. All products infused with essential oils, you can choose from Roller Balls, Bath Bombs, Soaps, Candles, , Bath Salts, and Reed/Electric Diffusers. You can learn more by visiting our website here.

Upcoming Blogs

The next scheduled webinar is Friday, April 17th at 9:00am MST and will be facilitated in two parts. Part I – A Fresh Review on Lifestyle Trends in Health & Wellness will be presented by Regional Sales Manager, Kathy DiFrancesco; Part II – Why Zen from SnugZ? administered by Sales Executive, Janice Freij. All webinars are 60 minutes in length and that includes time reserved to take question from viewers. Spoiler alert–we may have an exclusive offer available for attendees only. You can register beforehand by clicking here. To see times and dates of all our Zen Series click here.