Category Archives: Nutrition & Wellness

On Guard Pumpkin Smoothie


Forget about Pumpkin Spice Lattes–try this doTERRA On Guard® Pumpkin Smoothie. Fall in love with the flavors of fall with this delicious treat infused with doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend.

Health Highlights:

Almond Milk: This type of milk is cholesterol free which can help enable a healthy heart. Almond milk can also aid in maintaining and lowering blood pressure.

Pumpkin: This vegetable is a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene can help decrease the development of particular cancers, such as prostate cancer, and can help reduce risks of getting heart disease and asthma.
Bananas: Potassium is a significant nutrient found in bananas. Consuming a good amount of potassium and lowering intake of sodium are great choices to help reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and heart disease. Bananas are also a great food choice when fighting off viruses because they are easily digested and can get you nutrients without making your stomach upset.
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
2 frozen bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
2-3 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
Note: For a garnish, add some whipped cream and pumpkin pie seasoning.
Makes 4 servings.

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Elle’s guide to perfect summer skin

Let’s face it, while slathering on sunscreen is a must, it can also be a bit of a chore. So what’s the solution to making sunscreen application less frustrating? Answer: Our Tropical Vanilla Body SPF“Smells like a Girl Guide cookie and blends easily” says Elle Canada.

After-sun care is also a must but it’s not always something we make a priority. For “instantly gratifying results”, Elle Canada suggests our Coconut Firming Body Lotion“This body lotion smells ridiculously good but in the most non-clogging coconut-y way ever, and surprisingly, the tightening effect is the real deal. Also, my skin looks way better the next day when I sloppily apply it the night before” says Elle Canada’s health & beauty editor, Katherine Flemming.

Click here to see the rest of our Sun Care products.

How you can afford celebrity beauty secrets!

You may not be able to have a vegan chef follow you around like Beyonce. Or have a ‘glam squad’ on-demand like Kim K for make-up, but you can have the most important thing. Great skin care.



It’s not pricy if you compare its long-lasting affects on the skin. “Microdermabrasion is a miracle,” said Gwyneth Paltrow, a huge fan of the treatment. Standard microderm treatments blast the skin, removing the dead skin, and sometimes if the client gets them too often can cause the skin to be paper thin. Not a great thing when it comes to sun exposure. We took the microderm to the next level with our all natural ORGANIC COTTON MICRODERM. Paltrow is a big advocate for wellness  and organic treatments and it shows. She’s in her early 40’s and her microbiotic diet and organic skincare makes her glow, inside and out!


Micro derm is realistic because you only need to get it a few times a year. We’re offering $20 off all skincare treatments of $95 or more throughout March, so get you derm on!

2. Micro Electrical Current Facials!

Written about in ELLE MAGAZINE , micro electrical current is another celeb fave we also do at The Green Spa. Lauded as “the new botox” it’s the use of electrical current to stimulate facial muscles. It’s been around for centuries, but now just catching heat. It doesn’t hurt, just feels like a buzzing sensation on your face and the next day, you’ve got yourself some star gazing skin.

3. Makeup who?

Another trend we talked about in our Oscar’s blog post is “the no makeup look.” Outside of the red carpet, it’s favored by Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow  and something we at The Green Spa have been advocating for years with our all natural mineral makeup. We feel so strongly about natural makeup, we only carry the ‘green’ lines  like Eminence and Jane Iredale. This month we’re hosting a number of teen makeup events this to teach young people to start using natural makeup early. Tips include: embrace using lip color a shade darker than your natural, and pick one area on your face you’d like to highlight. If you’re a fan of your cheekbones, use a natural color blush along your cheekbone and a highlighter directly above where you applied the blush on the harder part of your face. You won’t need much more. If you’re a fan of your eyes, mix and match natural earth tones for shadows using brushes you’ve invested in. Add some mascara on the top and bottom lashes. Again, you don’t need makeup anywhere else if you’ve flaunted chief asset. Pick a feature and go, you natural beauty, you!

And remember, always wear a broad spectrum sunblock with SPF 30.

Here’s Jen with the ‘no makeup look’.



Our Skincare ROCKS!

KISS Band Members Using Éminence!

Eminence President and Founder, Boldijarre Koronczay, met the band members of KISS on their recent tour, and gifted them several products!

The rockstars are now using the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, Bamboo Firming Fluid and of course, the Herbal Eye Makeup Remover.

We hope these will help them rock and roll all night…and party every day!  Rock on with Eminence Skincare!

Flu Shot Alternative

Want the protection of a flu shot WITHOUT the nasty side effects? Especially since the shot  may or may not help with this years strain and either way no results are guaranteed? Acupuncture is a safe natural alternative option to help boost your immune system to keep you strong from the inside out. Our Acupuncturist can recommend vitamins and tinctures to further strengthen your flu fighting immune system. Make your appointment for a free consultation with our outstanding Master Acupuncturists, Zorina & Consuelo We wish you a wonderful, healthy and flu-free winter.

An Invitation from the Universe

This is an invitation from the universe to join me, Sheila Brody, The Founder of The Green Spa & Wellness Center on an amazing journey toward enlightenment this week on Thursday Evening  12-20-12.

Everyone has been talking about this dreaded December 21st, or last day recorded on the Mayan Calendar. I kept hearing about this date and hearing everyone’s philosophies, thoughts and ideas of what was going to happen to us. Is this really the end of our existence, predicted thousands of years ago? Written in the stars? So I had to go and see for myself and ask someone, but Who to ask, who has these answers?

The Mayans do of coarse, so off I go to Tulum Mexico, on the Yucatan Peninsula- The Birthplace of the Mayan Calendar, the so-called date associated with “the end of the world”.  My Journey started when I received an invitation to speak about The Powers of Feng Shui & to facilitate group morning meditations aboard the first inaugural Law of Attraction Cruise Conference.  We spent a life-changing week aboard The Jewel of The Seas and sailed across the Deep Blue, empowering others and teaching the art of LETTING GO OF NEGATIVITY! Think & act positively and watch all your negative behaviors, life circumstances and people fall by the waste side. We literally cast away fear, anxiety, self-doubt and replaced those feelings with confidence, trust and clarity. What a better date than 12-12-12 to visit the Mayan Ruins and spend time with the indigenous people and get all the answers we all have been in search of to share with all of you!

Won’t you join us this Thursday, on the eve of the Winter Solstice & the last day of old thinking and behavior as we welcome in the positivity, enlightenment and Powerful New Beginnings within!

This Meditative Acupuncture Circle & Workshop draws upon the powerful transformative energy of the Winter Solstice, delving deeply into the theme of letting go of the old and initiating change to bring in the new. Participants will benefit from a unique blend of healing modalities, including a Classical Acupuncture treatment, within the enhanced energy of the group, fostering clarity and insight into what you truly want to attract into your Life. The symbolism of the Tarot will be explored through guided meditation, as a way to gain access to your gifts and deepest potential. In this space of profound healing, you will be supported to move forward into the New Year with a deeper connection to your Self, and with renewed purpose and energy.

The workshop will open with the ringing of Tibetan bells and Meditation at 7pm on 12-20-12, please arrive early.  A tea ceremony is included offering an ancient Daoist formula for self-transformation.

Acupuncture Workshop/Circles are 2 Hours in length, 7pm-9pm

$65 per person, series of 5 life changing circles $325 or $55 each. 

by Sheila Brody

The Immuni-Tea Collection from Eminence Organic Skin Care


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between each of the teas in this collection?

Most tea aficionados know that all white, black and green tea comes from the same source: the Camellia Sinensis tea bush. Whether a tea leaf winds up in a cup of green, black, or oolong tea depends entirely on what happens after it is plucked. Tea leaves meant for more mellow tasting green tea are not fermented at all, but merely withered in hot air and quickly steamed or pan-fried. A gentle rolling and final heating stabilizes the tea’s natural flavors.

White tea on the other hand is made from immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened. Tea leaves destined to be sold as white tea undergo even less processing than green tea leaves. Instead of air-drying, the unwithered leaves are merely steamed. Leaving tea leaves so close to their natural state means that white tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea.

Rooibos Tea (pronounced roy-bus) is found primarily in South Africa and Japan and is high in antioxidants, alpha hydroxy acid and zinc for healthy, smooth skin. It is especially useful when applied to skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash and acne.

Fun Fact: Rooibos comes from the Afrikaans word for “red bush”.

What are the benefits of using green & white tea in skin care?

Green and white teas have been used for thousands of years to treat inner and outer ailments and can count the following benefits as reasons Eminence has chosen to include them in our new collection:

  • They fight free radicals – Teas contain a cocktail of potent antioxidants (catechins), which help fight damage caused by free radicals.
  • They neutralize UV light – In several scientific studies, green tea extract was shown to neutralize the damage done by exposure to UV rays. Since exposure to sunlight is a major factor that ages the skin, it is reasonable to assume that green tea cream could help prevent premature aging.
  • They prevent skin cancer – Green tea’s antioxidant effects may help prevent skin cancer. A 2003 study published in the American Chemical Society discovered that green tea prevents skin cancer by blocking the harmful enzyme junk-2.
  • They rejuvenate skin cells – Green and white teas have been linked to improving skin elasticity when used continuously, and many people believe they may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles even if they can’t remove them completely. One study, performed in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Hsu of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Oral Biology, found that green tea was able to rejuvenate old skin cells that were at the end of their life cycle.
  • They fight inflammation – Green and white teas have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. If your skin is very sensitive and often red, products containing green tea extract may help soothe it.
  • They improve psoriasis and dandruff conditions – People with skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and dandruff, which are caused by inflammation, may benefit the most from the anti-inflammatory action of the chemicals in green tea. In a 2007 study published in Experimental Dermatology, green tea was shown to significantly lessen the severity of psoriasis in mice.
  • They sooth acne and lighten skin – In addition to the benefits listed above, green tea catechins are anti-bacterial and can decrease hormone activity. A 2003 study carried out by Dr. Jennifer Gan-Wong of Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines showed that green tea cream was as good as benzoyl peroxide cream in treating acne conditions with fewer side effects. The researchers noted the green tea cream seemed to lighten patients’ skin color and improve the overall appearance of their complexion.

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