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Beyond Desk Plants: Wearing Real Flora Can Make You Happier

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Several studies have been done that prove that there is a connection between plants and reduced levels of stress, improved moods, lower blood sugar, improved reactions times, and increased productivity at work.

There are several ways to incorporate more green into your life, which includes taking more walks or meditating in nature, doing yoga outside, or just taking your lunch break at a park or in a place where there are a lot of trees and flowers. In the office, you can bring a plant or a vase of flowers for your desk. At home, you can do the same, whether you plant flowers in your garden or invest in a bevy of houseplants.

But what if that's not enough? What if you simply can't bear to go flora free between your desk succulent and the beautiful blossoms that grow outside?

Stop stressing, for you can now wear your plants! Pressed flower jewelry, tiny wearable terrariums, and nature-inspired phone cases are the perfect way to carry some flora with you anywhere. Here are some stylish picks from Etsy.

1. Quartz Terrarium Necklace

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This mythical little necklace that looks like a tiny mythical glass globe is filled with real dried flowers and a raw quartz crystal. 

“I have paired the Quartz pieces with natural moss and Baby's Breath that I dried this Spring from my cottage garden and hand-painted in pink like Spring Cherry Blossom,” states the store owner in the description. 

Every necklace is unique and houses a small piece of nature for you to carry with you throughout the day. Wear it close to your heart; The quartz crystal is said to help balance, protect and heal the wearer, making this necklace perfect to wear on days where you feel a little off or not as grounded.

2. Moss Resin Globe Necklace

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Eight Acorns, Etsy, $40

Norwegian reindeer moss is housed in a solid globe of glass and clear resin. Because of the way it is made, the natural beauty of the moss is preserved, meaning you can see all of its branches and vibrant green color as if it has just been picked. Moss is said to symbolize protection., and another perk is that the resin used is eco-friendly and made with renewable materials. 

3. Pressed Flower Phone Case

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Blanc And Jaune, Etsy, $32

These adorable little phone cases come in a variety of colors and feature different flower shapes and types. Some have leaves, baby’s breath, petals, or even butterfly wings! 

If you’re not a fan of jewelry, these pieces are great to carry with you. Using these bright and feminine cases is the perfect pick-me-up for any day you’re feeling a little down, and they'll look beautiful in your hands as you text or make a call.

4. Pressed Flower Resin Earrings

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Vy Tvir, Etsy, $12

Want to go the jewelry route but looking for something dainty and elegant to pair with your next outfit? These little pressed flower resin globes feature real flowers, glass, and resin, and have a pretty metallic finish that will look stunning when they catch the light.

Perfect for wearing to work or to your next wedding, date, or special event, these beautiful earrings are the perfect way to keep some mother nature near you.

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