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You don’t have to stress about cracked heels on your feet this spring. Try this nourishing foot mask made with Bergamot essential oil (and other feet-friendly ingredients) for nourished and beautiful feet.

Why use a foot mask? Since our feet have the most pores per square inch than any other area of the body, it is important to remember to treat the feet too! What you put on the feet will absorb into the rest of the body, so do your best to gather high quality, organic ingredients for this foot mask.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons organic raw honey

2 splashes doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

1 stalk organic celery

6 drops Bergamot essential oil

Notes about ingredients used:

  • The probiotics in Greek yogurt help deliver beneficial proteins and the lactic acid it contains rids the surface of old cells, making way for radiant, fresh skin.
  • Celery is rich in zinc, which helps to repair dry, cracked skin. Celery also carries vitamins and is cleansing and detoxifying.
  • Raw honey is a natural humectant, contains beneficial enzymes and antioxidants, and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Bergamot essential oil is calming and soothing to the skin.

Directions:

  1. Grate stalk of celery and drain excess moisture in strainer or with paper towel.
  2. Add celery and remaining ingredients to food processor or blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Ready a wet washcloth or sit by tub.
  5. Apply mask immediately to entire foot with fingers or brush.
  6. Let sit 15–20 minutes while enjoying mask’s cooling sensation and the calming effects of Bergamot essential oil.
  7. Rinse off and enjoy your nourished and moisturized feet.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

Shield your strands with a heat protectant spray made with Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils. Easy to make, this DIY spray will have your hair feeling full and healthy.
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons doTERRA® Salon Essential Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup water
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Small spray bottle
Directions:

  1. Pour half of water into spray bottle.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil, sweet almond oil, conditioner, and essential oils into bottle.
  3. Add remaining water and shake well.
  4. To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.

– See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-heat-protecting-spray#sthash.xvIvG55V.dpuf

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

Warming neck wraps are a terrific gift to give during the holidays. They can help soothe sore muscles and enhance relaxation. When used with essential oils, they can provide additional relief and aromatherapy benefits. Below are three tutorials on how you can make your own warming neck wraps that vary by skill level. Even if you don’t consider yourself a crafty person, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own. No matter your skill level, you will be able to find a tutorial that’s right for you. Have fun!

ADVANCED LEVEL
Materials Needed:
½ yard flannel or cotton cut into two 8 x 20 inch pieces.
6 cups flaxseed or rice
Sewing machine
doTERRA essential oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Cut fabric into two 8 x 20 inch pieces.
  2. Place right sides (pretty sides) together and pin along edges.
  3. With right sides together, sew ¼” seam all the way around the fabric leaving a three-inch opening on a short end and turn right sides out.
  4. Divide the length of the fabric into four equal sections and mark with a fabric marker.
  5. Loosely fill the first quarter with two cups of rice or flax seeds.
  6. Sew on marked line. Repeat until all four sections are filled.
  7. Sew opening closed and you’re done.
  8. To use, microwave for two to three minutes and add 2 drops of essential oil on the outer fabric.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Materials Needed:
Kitchen Towel
6 cups flaxseed or rice
Sewing Machine
doTERRA  Essential Oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Fold towel in half longways (hot-dog style).
  2. Sew around the edges leaving a three-inch opening. Turn right side out.
  3. Loosely fill with flax seeds or rice.
  4. Sew opening closed and you’re done.
  5. To use, microwave for two to three minutes and add 2 drops of essential oil on the outer fabric.
BEGINNER LEVEL
Materials Needed:
Tube or dress sock
3 cups flaxseed or rice
doTERRA essential oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Pour flaxseed or rice into sock.
  2. Tie a knot and you’re done.
  3. To use, place in microwave for 2-3 minutes and then add 2 drops essential oil.
Tips:
  • If you smell burning while microwaving your heating pad, you are microwaving it too long. Try cutting down the heating time or lowering the power setting to 50%.
  • Use the leftover fabric to make hand warmers.
  • Homemade heating pads make great gifts. Give a heating pad with a bottle of your favorite doTERRA essential oil to friends and loved ones for a practical gift they are sure to love!
Editors Note: If you don’t have a microwave, you can heat your heating pad by putting it in an oven-safe dish and heating it in the oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes. Remember to set a timer and to frequently check your heating pad to make sure it doesn’t get too hot and become a fire hazard.
CAUTION: The heating pad will be very warm and can burn you if you heat it for too long. Start by putting your heating bag in the microwave for 1 minute, and then increase by 30 second increments until you have achieved your desired temperature. If you accidentally heat it for too long, let it rest until it becomes cooler. You might also want to place a wash cloth or towel against your skin to act as a barrier and to ensure you don’t get burned in case you heat it more than you intended.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

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According to a number of studies, over 50% of adults categorize their skin as sensitive ¹, but the term “sensitive skin” means different things for everyone. In an article from the Expert Review of Dermatology, sensitive or reactive skin is defined as: “the occurrence of abnormal stinging, burning, pain, [itching] and tingling sensations in response to multiple factors, which may be physical, chemical, psychological or hormonal.”²

Skin sensitivity can be an isolated occurrence or an ongoing issue caused by conditions such as rosacea or eczema. Regardless of the root cause, we all have sensitive skin at one point or another; many of us may even find winter weather to be the main case of this issue. Whether you suffer from chronic skin sensitivity or experience infrequent or seasonal irritation, there are a number of things you can do to minimize the likelihood of an abnormal skin reaction. 

Sun Protection

Almost every dermatologist will tell you the best thing you can do for your skin is to apply sunscreen. This is even more true for those with sensitive skin, which may react more to external triggers like sun and heat. Additionally, Titanium Dioxide, used in physical sunscreens, helps calm inflammation and is listed in the FDA monograph as one of the purest and most effective active ingredients for sun protection.

Shop Wisely

When shopping for new skin care and cosmetics, the back of the box is your best friend. You want to avoid ingredients that will make your skin react like artificial perfumes, dyes, harsh chemicals and parabens.

Cleanse with Care

Regardless of your skin type, over-exfoliating and over-cleansing can cause skin irritation. You want to treat your skin with kindness as you would the rest of your body, so here are some cleansing tips to remember:

  • Wash your face and body with lukewarm water, as opposed to steaming hot, which can dry out your skin and create redness that is difficult to calm.
  • Use gentle exfoliators and cleansers. Your face wash  should be effective enough to remove makeup and dirt, without stripping the oils from your skin or forcing you to scrub hard.
  • Exfoliate, at most, three days per week.
  • When you’re done washing your face, blot the skin dry (don’t rub) and immediately apply moisturizer for maximum absorption.

Test It Out

When considering new skin care products, always do a patch test before diving in head first. This precautionary test should be done at least 24 hours prior to full application. If your skin is very reactive, you may want to patch test it for as long as a week. To do so, apply a small amount of product to an area around the size of a dime. The location of the test depends on what you are testing for; do it behind the ear to test for an allergic reaction or on your most sensitive area to test for irritation.

Feed Your Skin

They say “you are what you eat” for a reason. Skin sensitivity is not only about what goes on your skin; it’s also about what you put in your body. Depending on your sensitivity triggers, there are certain foods your doctor may recommend you avoid. But, overall, you should treat your food like you would your skin care. Try to stay away from overly processed foods with a lot of artificial ingredients. You can also help you skin stay hydrated by drinking water; if you feel thirsty, your skin feels the same way.

RESOURCES

¹ Ständer, S., Schneider, S. W., Weishaupt, C., Luger, T. A., & Misery, L. (2009). Putative neuronal mechanisms of sensitive skin. Experimental Dermatology,18(5), 417-423.
² Misery, L. (2013). Sensitive Skin. Expert Review of Dermatology, 8(6), 631-637.

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

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This doTERRA On Guard hand cleansing spray is an easy and convenient way to clean your hands. Keep a bottle in your purse, car, or office for any time you need it.
 
Ingredients:
4 ounce spray bottle, glass
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
20 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
Water
 

Directions:

  1. In spray bottle, combine aloe vera and doTERRA On Guard.
  2. Fill the rest of bottle with water. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on hands and rub together.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

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We love a yummy cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night, which is exactly what inspired this beautiful makeup look packed with pretty shades inspired by our favorite winter drinks. Keep reading for tips on how you can get the look. Plus, click the model image to try it on in our makeover room!

 

Start by applying your shade of PurePressed Base using the Handi Brush. Spritz with your favorite Hydration Spray.

Gently pat Cappuccino PurePressed Eye Shadow onto your entire eyelid using the Eye Shader Brush.

Apply Dark Suede PurePressed Eye Shadow in your crease using the Crease Brush and blend into the outer corner of your eyelid.

Apply Champagne PurePressed Eye Shadow to your brow bone using the Eye Contour Brush.

Line your top lash line and outer 3/4 of your bottom lash line with Espresso Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner using the Bent Liner Brush.

Apply PureLash Extender and Conditioner followed by Jet Black PureLash Lengthening Mascara to your lashes.

Apply Mocha PurePressed Blush to the apples of your cheeks using the White Fan Brush.

Finish your look with Iced Mocha PureGloss Lip Gloss.

This post was written by Joanna from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

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As the days get shorter and the air gets cooler, we tend to spend more time indoors – and that’s exactly where nasty germs and airborne illnesses thrive. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to stay healthy this cold and flu season.

Here are 5 simple (immune boosting and germ fighting) tips to stay cold and flu free this winter:

1. Fight cold and flu viruses with Vitamin-C rich foods

Vitamin-C is our cold and flu fighting hero. Fresh, organic, fruits and veggies give us the nutrients we need to keep our immune system strong and healthy. Citrus fruits, berries, bell peppers and fresh green veggies (spinach, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts) are all excellent sources of Vitamin-C. If you want to take your Vitamin-C intake to the next level, why not try some of our Vitamin-C rich products.

2. Wash away cold and flu causing germs

One simple step that we can all take to stay germ free is to wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Can’t find a sink? Then try a hand cleanser. We recommend our Tea Tree & Mint Hand Cleanser – our chemical-free (and refreshing) alternative to a hand sanitizer.

3. Get plenty of immune boosting rest and relaxation

Sleep allows our body, to rest, recover and recharge, so it’s important to make sure that we get enough of it. When it comes to keeping our immune system strong, reducing our stress levels is equally important as getting enough sleep. Stress can cause havoc on our immune system and can hinder our body’s natural defense mechanisms. What’s our favorite way to relax on a cool winter night? Add a few drops of our Apricot Body Oil to a warm bath and let the exotic, fruity aromas take you away to a state of ultimate relaxation.

4. Make clean, fresh air a part of day

With colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours, it can be difficult to make outdoor activity a priority. Recycled air harbors cold and flu viruses so it’s important to expose ourselves to fresh, clean air as much as possible. If you can’t get outside, try opening your windows (on warmer winter days) to let fresh air in, and stale air out.

5. Boost your immune system with exercise

We all know that exercise is good for us, but what many of us may don’t realize is that regular physical activity can help boost our immune system. When we exercise, we release toxins (through our sweat) and we also heat up our body temperature which in turn boosts our body’s natural virus-fighting ability.

Here’s to a happy and healthy winter!

This post was written by Christine Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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You’re perfectly aware that you indulged over the holidays. Your dehydrated skin, puffy eyes and a pimple or two are the result of too many sweets and not enough rest during the festive season. Just as you toss your post-holiday skin sins aside and start your new healthy beauty habits of 2017, another skin care dilemma makes an appearance… Say hello to the dreaded dull winter complexion.

Chilly winds and lack of humidity are sucking the moisture out of your skin and making it even more sensitive and reactive than normal. Even the oilier skin types are experiencing uncharacteristic dryness and flaking. Says Megan Mayer from Huffington Post Beauty, “As the temperatures continue to drop, the dry environment and lack of moisture allows for cracked hands, chapped lips and scaly legs.” Your skin has lost its lustre and looks downright lifeless.

Here’s how to tackle that dull winter skin. Since your skin changes with the seasons, we’ve created a routine for all skin types that addresses winter issues and returns your complexion to radiance:

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1. CLEANSE:

Chilly temperatures and indoor heating are serious culprits for draining the moisture from your complexion. Try adding a hydrating, cream-based cleanser like our antioxidant-rich Firm Skin Acai Cleanser to your winter skin care routine. Dry skin types benefit from daily use of this cleanser while oily to combination skin types can try alternating a cream-based cleanser with a gel-based cleanser like our Citrus Exfoliating Wash.

2. EXFOLIATE:

Exfoliation is the best way to revive dull, winter skin. However, it’s important to keep in mind that frigid temperatures and harsh winds can also make your skin more reactive. Fit Fab Fun recommends our Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel:

“Thanks to Eminence‘s new line of at-home exfoliating peels, your skin will look awesome. We love the Chamomile version, which soothes and renews even the most sensitive skin sans irritation and redness… And unlike some harsh formulas on the market, you can use this gentle one up to three times a week”.

3. TONE:

Another easy way to keep your skin hydrated during the winter months is using a toner. Try our Stone Crop Hydration Mist which features the healing and nourishing qualities of the stone crop plant.

4. TREAT:

Éminence masques and facial oils are the perfect way to deliver an intense dose of nutrients and moisture to the skin. We recommend our new Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil. This effective facial treatment is comprised of a blend of results-oriented actives and ingredients that provide intense hydration and protection. It can be used morning and night, and is suitable for all skin types.

Bring balance to your wintertime complexion with our Balancing Masque Duo. This dual-action masque allows you to target oilier areas with the Charcoal T-Zone Purifier while the Pomelo Cheek Treatment adds a powerful dose of moisture to the drier area of your face.

Don’t forget to give extra attention to the delicate skin around your eyes. This region is the first area to show signs of dryness and aging. Nourish and hydrate the eye area daily with our Bearberry Eye Repair Cream.

5. MOISTURIZE:

And last, but definitely not least, moisturize! Even though the sun isn’t as strong during the colder months, sun damage can still occur. Apply an SPF moisturizer daily like our Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32. At night, lock in moisture with our Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer.

To enhance your winter skin care routine even further, try our selection of cold weather essentials that bring vitality back to your wintertime complexion.

This post was written by Christine Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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Great skin. It complements every outfit, is always the right size and never goes out of style. This holiday season, take the stress out of shopping and give everyone a gift they’ll love year-round. From stocking stuffers to the take-home spa experience, Éminence has the perfect natural, organic products to spoil everyone on your list – including yourself.

PUT ON YOUR HOLIDAY BEST

Do you have someone on your list seeking that luminous look for the holiday party season? put_on_your_holiday_best_v2Perhaps it’s you! Exfoliating cleansers, oxygenating toners and soothing peptide moisturizers are skin-prep essentials – but fragrant hibiscus accessories with instant firming and tightening properties really take skin party-prep to the next level. Natural mineral cosmetics top off a flawless look for a big night out.

1. Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream 2. Balancing Masque Duo3. Wild Plum Tonique 4. Hibiscus Instant Line Filler 5. Mineral Illuminator – Chai Berry Glow 6. Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream 7. Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser

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IT ONLY COMES ONCE A YEAR

Just like the holidays, our seasonal treats won’t be here for long. So pamper yourself while you can! Available only until December 31, these delectable goodies feature the finest seasonal ingredients – but unlike their edible counterparts, they’re a guilt-free indulgence.

1. Sugar Plum Whip Moisturizer 2. Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub 3. Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque




CHEERS TO THE HOLIDAYS

Cranberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients – meaning this refreshing mocktail, and our Cranberry Pomegranate Masque, will both give skin an anti-aging boost cheers_to_the_holidays_v2you’ll want to get you through the busy holiday season. Invite a friend over and enjoy them together – sharing is caring!

Cranberry Pear Fizz
Serves 4 drinks

½ cup fresh organic cranberries
1L bottle of ginger ale
1L bottle of club soda
1 organic pear
½ organic lime
Simple syrup
Rosemary for garnish

Muddle 4-5 cranberries and 3 slices of pear. Add 1 teaspoon of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of simple syrup. Add a splash of ginger ale and club soda; stir and garnish with cranberries and rosemary.

OILS & SERUMS SIGNATURE SERIES DISCOVERY SET

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This holiday, the finest and most luxurious oils and serums come from this carefully curated collection from Éminence. These miniature versions of our most popular oils and serums are assembled in a keepsake box and are suitable for all skin types. Available for a limited time only, this set is one of our most luxurious gifts.

Includes: Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil (0.17oz), Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum (0.17oz), Facial Recovery Oil (0.17oz), Stone Crop Serum (0.17oz) and the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum(0.17oz)

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AGE CORRECTIVE DAY & NIGHT BODY DUO

Whoever unwraps this ultimate day and night body duo will discover a firming head-to-toe treat. The Coconut Firming Body Lotionprovides lasting hydration during the day and the Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream replenishes skin’s moisture overnight. Ideal for someone you’d like to spoil 24/7.

Includes: Coconut Firming Body Lotion (4oz) and Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream (4oz)





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ULTIMATE STOCKING STUFFERS

Good things come in small packages! These petite delights will bring on big smiles when someone you love finds them in their stocking. Beautiful, natural and organic skincare is the perfect antidote to holiday excess; everyone you’re shopping for will appreciate a little bit of luxury hanging on the hearth.

1. Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant 2. Red Currant Mattifying Mist 3. Tea Tree & Mint Hand Cleanser 4. Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm 5. Sour Cherry Masque 



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A GIFT FOR EVERYONE
Avoid the crowds, skip the mall – Éminence has the perfect gift for everyone in your life. The party hostess, your best friend, your sophisticated aunt, Mom and Dad too. Give them a moment of reprieve, an at home spa experience to keep their skin glowing through the holidays and into the New Year.

Jaime Red Currant Protective Moisturizer, Sarah Must Have Minis Starter Set, Alex Facial Recovery Oil, Carlie Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer




Ask for the Eminence Holiday Gift Guide – with even more holiday suggestions – at The Green Spa & Wellness Center!

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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Favorite Product: SPARITUAL HANDPRINT HAND SALVE FOR SLOW AGING

“Spa Ritual Hand Salve is my favorite hand cream because it is Vegan! It is not oily but it keeps your skin breathable smooth and baby soft!”

Paige
Front Desk Associate


Favorite Service: Hand & Foot Lavender Paraffin (Ultimate Massage or Manicure/Pedicure)

“Paraffin is recommended for dry, cracked skin. It is recommended if you have arthritis or just tired & achy joints/muscles. The lavender scent is calming, soothing and good for the skin.”

Holly
Massage Therapist

Favorite Product: Eminence Arctic Berry Peptide Moisturizer
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“Arctic Berry Peptide Moisturizer is anti aging but light in texture, good for someone who doesn’t like a very heavy moisturizer. The peptides help make the skin glow, leaving you with smooth hydrated skin. It also helps with dark circles.”

Tiffany
Esthetic’s Department Manager

Favorite Product: doTERRA Deep Blue
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“I love this essential oil because it is effective for pain relief of tired, aching joints and it smells good!”

Teresa
Licensed Massage Therapist

Favorite Product: Eminence Rose Hip Tonique
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“This toner is amazing for oily skin. It balances out the oil proaction in my ace, allowing my makeup to stay on through out the day while reducing unwanted shine.”

Amanda
Front Line Associate

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Favorite Product: Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer

“I love this tinted moisturizer because it is hydrating, lightweight on my skin and water-resistant with SPF

Kristi
Digital Marketing Manager

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