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DIY: Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion

Are your feet resembling sand paper at all? No worries, we have it covered! This amazing Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion is just what your dry feet need. It is a light and very moisturizing lotion that you can really use anywhere on your body. For the best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before you go to sleep. You will love the results!
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon beeswax
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
4 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
Directions:
  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels to help soften and soothe them.

Tip: For best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before bed.

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

How to Shape and Define Your Brows Like a Pro

Eyebrows have come center stage in the world of makeup; a full, defined brow is in demand more than ever. Perfectly groomed brows frame the face, and if done correctly, can act as an instant eye-lift. They set up your eye area making any eye shadow, liner and or mascara pop and ensuring your eyes become the focal point. To achieve your perfect eye brows, follow these quick steps.

First things first, put down and step away from the tweezers. Over tweezing leads to overly thin and misshapen brows, which require more work on your end to make them full and beautiful again. If any tweezing will take place it should occur at the end of grooming your brows to clean up excess hair.  Remember, we tweeze our brows, we do not pluck them.

How to Shape Your Eyebrows

Brow shape is unique to everyone’s face. Eyebrows are not a one size fits all situation; what looks stunning on your best friend or favorite celebrity, may not be the best shape for you. Here are three steps to help you find the most perfect brow shape for your face:

  1. To find out where your brow should begin (point A), align the flat edge of a straight makeup brush to the outside of your nose/inner corner of your eye.
  2. Your true arch (point B) is found by taking your brush and laying it diagonally from your nostril to the outside edge of your iris.
  3. Determine where your brow should end (point C) by using your brush to create a line from the outside corner of your nose diagonally to the outside corner of your eye.

The Perfect Brow for your Face Shape

  • For a Round Face: To minimize the curve of a round face, direct the outer third of your brow towards the top of the ear.
  • For a Square Face: If the face is square, direct the outer third of your brow toward the middle of the ear. This helps balance the face.
  • For a Long Face: If the face is long, keep the brow more straight across, directing the outer third above the ear.
  • For an Oval Face: An oval face already looks balanced, but to enhance this harmony, you can direct the outer third towards the ear lobe.

The Perfect Brow for your Eye Shape

  • For Wide Set Eyes: Make sure the inner corner of your brows are closer together.  First, mark where your brow should begin by using the Eye Pencil in Taupe to make a small line towards the center of your nostril. Then, use all your other angles to determine where the brow should arch and end.
  • For Close Set Eyes: Try not to make the mistake of over tweezing the area between your eyes; this will throw off they symmetry of your face. All you need to do is use the Retractable Brow Pencil to extend the true arch point out further, to give the eyes more of a wide set appearance.
  • For Hooded Eye Lids: Your ideal brow is thinner. This will open up the eye area and it appear larger and wider. Try to avoid a large, heavy brow because it will create the illusion that the eye is being pulled down further.
  • For Deep Set Eyes: Your goal is to offset any of the shadows seen around the whole eye area. Too dark eye brows will make your eyes appear deeper set than they really are. So, try working with a lighter brow shade, and keep your brow shape more angular. If the brows are too round in shape, they can actually accentuate dark circles.
  • For More Mature Eyes: The trick is to not drag the end tail of your eyebrow down; no need to assist gravity. First, find your true arch. Then, slightly lift the tail of the eyebrow as you create the end point. This will create an illusion of a more youthful eye.

How to Define Your Eyebrows

  1. Once the eyebrow shape is determined, brush the hairs up using a little bit of Clear PureBrow Brow Fix Gel to show you what is going on with your brows, where you need to fill, and so on.
  2. Fill in any gaps and define your brows with the GreatShape Eyebrow Kit. Use small upwards strokes with the angle brow brush included in the eyebrow makeup kit to create lift and the illusion of natural hair.
  3. Seal your work with eyebrow gel to keep everything in place.
  4. Once your perfectly groomed eyebrows are filled in, you can tweeze away whatever is left over. This way you don’t risk over tweezing!

Share your beautiful brow looks with us on Instagram! Tag @janeiredale #BeautyWithBrilliance @thegreenspa #GreenSpaCares

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

You can find their blog here

The Eminence Organics Guide To Microgreens & Their Health Benefits

If you’ve heard the term “microgreens”, you may have wondered about these tiny trending plants. You’ve walked past their little bobbing heads at your supermarket, seen them piled up on plates at your local eatery, and they’re even showing up in the Eminence Organics Microgreens Detox Collection

What’s the big fuss about something so small? With Earth Day around the corner, we’re here to walk you through the microgreens phenomenon and help you find out more about these environmentally friendly plants and their health benefits in food and skin care.

WHAT ARE MICROGREENS?

Microgreens are exactly what they sound like: small and green! They are simply mini plants – like broccoli, radish or clover sprouts – that are harvested in their seedling stage before they reach maturity. Planet-friendly because they require few resources, microgreens are ready to go in 14 days or less. These cute little leaves are intensely flavored and add a zesty accent to salads, sandwiches and even soups.

MICROGREEN HEALTH BENEFITS

Besides adding flavor to your plate, microgreens deliver nutrients to your body. According to a study by the US Department of Agriculture, the leaves of almost all microgreens have “four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.” As USDA researcher Dr. Gene Lester points out, “All of these nutrients are extremely important for skin, eyes, and fighting cancer and have all sorts of benefits associated with them.”

EMINENCE ORGANICS MICROGREENS DETOX COLLECTION


While eating microgreens provides potent nutritional benefits, using microgreens in your skin care products further enhances those healthy effects.

The new Eminence Organics Microgreens Detox Collection harnesses the powerful actions of these leafy ingredients to cleanse and protect the skin from drying environmental stressors with these three products:
1. The Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil restores balance and removes impurities.
2. The Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant brightens and invigorates through exfoliation.
3. The Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment revitalizes and detoxifies dry skin with a lightweight gel cream.

Together, this capsule collection uses microgreens and ingredients like stonecrop to target the drying effects of pollution on the skin. Find out where you can buy the Eminence Organics Microgreens Detox Collection at your nearest Eminence spa.

MICROGREENS, ROASTED BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD RECIPE


To experience the natural potency of microgreens both inside and out, you can introduce them in your diet as well as add them to your skin care routine. We love this recipe that tosses together tender microgreens with sweet roasted beets and the rich flavor of goat cheese:

INGREDIENTS:

Salad:
3-4 beets (we used golden beets)
⅓ cup goat cheese
2 cups microgreens

Dressing:
3 TB extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 TB white balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Wash beets thoroughly. Wrap each one individually in foil, place on baking sheet and roast for 45-60 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Unwrap each beet and peel the skin which should slip away easily, then cube.
3. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss with microgreens gently.
4. Crumble goat cheese on microgreens and top with beets.

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Health And Wellness

Father’s Day is Sunday June 18, 2017 – what does the man in your life need for his special day? Make this the year that you leave behind boring standbys like socks and ties for exceptional gifts that boost his health and wellness. Whether it’s the natural goodness of Eminence Organic Skin Care or the perfect hammock for some downtime, here are our favorite recommendations for the best Father’s Day gifts this year:

BEST HEADPHONES FOR EXERCISE

Whether Dad is training for a half-ironman or wanting to get back to the gym with the help of his Sworkit fitness app, he needs light-weight earphones to keep moving! We love the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones for Father’s Day because they’re sweat-resistant, stay securely in the ears and connect wirelessly.

HANGING HAMMOCK

Make sure that Dad takes mental health breaks this summer with a cozy new hammock. If he’s fond of the occasional outdoor snooze, he probably has his eye on the ENO Doublenest Hammock – spacious for one but roomy enough to handle an extra kid or two napping with Dad.

FITNESS TRACKER

Help Dad stay healthy with a Father’s Day gift idea like the Fitbit Flex 2. We’re hooked on this slim-fitting wristband that counts daily steps, tracks exercise and keeps a sleep record. The most fun feature? The Fitbit lets you join an online fitness competition with Dad and you can cheer him on!

SKIN CARE FOR MEN

Don’t forget that Dad’s skin needs attention as well and there’s nothing more healthy than natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin care for the man in your life. We know that men secretly love facials and spa treatments – why not book him at an authorized Eminence spa or pick out an easy at-home skin care routine for your Father’s Day gift idea?

CLEANSE

Men love our best-selling Eminence Organics Citrus Exfoliating Wash to cleanse and exfoliate in a single fuss-free step. The invigorating citrus smell makes this a must-have in the shower.

TONE

Turn to our popular stone crop ingredient with Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist for your man. Movie star dad Hugh Jackman used this toner on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, keeping his complexion fresh and hydrated yet matte.

MOISTURIZE

Keep the skin biome healthy with a dose of Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer. Enriched with “good” probiotic bacteria, this moisturizer improves the look of problem skin and balances hydration.

For an extra boost to a basic skin care routine, add this mixology of Eminence Organics Balancing Masque Duo and Sour Cherry Masque – formulated for men’s complexions:

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

2 Eminence Organics Mocktail Recipes

With summer around the corner, we can’t help but let our thoughts drift to days spent outdoors with a refreshing (non-alcoholic) drink in hand. Highlighted as one of the year’s top health and wellness trends, alcohol-free cocktails are the toast of the season – and to celebrate, we’ve crafted two mocktails inspired by some of your favorite Eminence Organics ingredients. Featuring rhubarb, raspberry, rosehip and lavender, these mouthwatering, non-alcoholic cocktails will keep you cool – and on trend – all summer long.

RASPBERRY, RHUBARB & ROSEHIP MOCKTAIL

This delicious, alcohol-free cocktail features the same healthy, organic ingredients that are found in Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum, Raspberry Pore Refining Masque and Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15.

Ingredients – Raspberry, Rhubarb & Rosehip Syrup
2 cups sliced organic rhubarb
2 cups organic raspberries
1 tbsp dried rosehips
¾ cup organic raw sugar or honey
1 cup water

Ingredients – Mocktail
Rhubarb, Raspberry & Rosehip Syrup
Sparkling water
Ice

Step 1: Make Rhubarb, Raspberry & Rosehip Syrup
Combine rhubarb, raspberries, rosehips, sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain the mixture and refrigerate liquid until chilled.

Step 2: Prep Your Non-Alcoholic Cocktail
Pour 2 tablespoons of syrup into a glass. Add ice, sparkling water, and more syrup to taste.

FRESH LAVENDER LEMONADE

If lavender is more your style, try our recipe for Lavender Lemonade, a Koronczay family secret inspired by the ingredients grown at the Eminence Certified Organic Farm!

Ingredients
3 drops lavender essential oil
5 lemons, peeled and juiced
12 cups pure spring water
Raw honey to taste

Steps: Mix all ingredients together and chill. Add honey to taste.

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

Prom Makeup Tips From Eminence Organics

Prom season is here, and if you’re scrambling for the best prom makeup ideas for yourself or someone you know, you’re not alone.  Whether you’re after a glamorous or more natural makeup look for prom, the key to pretty makeup is gorgeous, glowing skin. Here are a few Eminence Organics beauty tips to help you get ready for prom night.

PREP YOUR SKIN WITH A FACE MASK

For prom makeup that lasts all night, you can’t skimp on skin care – and the best way to achieve long lasting results is to give your makeup a brilliant base. To achieve a gorgeous glow, we recommend ditching your redness-inducing DIY face mask and prepping your skin with a natural, organic Eminence Organics mask.

Rising runway star and high-schooler Delilah Hamlin (pictured left) tells ELLE that multi-masking is one of her secrets to glowing skin: “Literally, everyone knows that if they’re going to FaceTime me at night, I’ll have a mask on. My favorite brand is Eminence Organics.” Delilah’s favorites include Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Masque and Strawberry Rhubarb Masque. With career cues taken from the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, it’s no surprise this stunning model is on the rise – and we’re thrilled that Eminence Organics is part of her skin care routine!

PERFECT A NATURAL PROM MAKEUP LOOK

The key to perfecting natural prom makeup is to use natural cosmetics. If you’re after sheer coverage and a natural finish, we recommend applying Eminence Organics Vanilla Latte Tinted Moisturizer (also available in Caramel Latte). This lightweight formula softens and protects skin for a smooth and bright complexion, without the aftermath of a pore-clogging foundation.

For long-wearing coverage and a silky matte finish, set your base with Sun Defense Minerals (available in six shades). Tip: apply a shade darker than your complexion to the top of your forehead, down your cheekbones and along your jawline for a sunkissed look.

Give your lips maximum hydration with the award-winning Eminence Organics Citrus Lip Balm. If a plump, glossy look is more your style, try Eminence Organics Cinnamon Kiss Lip Plumper. This Vogue favorite contains invigorating cinnamon oil and hydrating jojoba oil for a naturally plumped pucker.

DON’T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS

Before running out the door, toss Eminence Organics Green Tea & Hemp Blotting Tissues into your clutch. These ultra fine tissue paper sheets absorb excess oils and moisture on the face to keep your complexion perfectly matte all evening long.

MAINTAIN YOUR YOUTHFUL GLOW

Stay forever young and take preventative action against the early signs of aging. Care for your complexion past prom night with the Eminence Organics Youth Shield Collection, including Eminence Organics Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser, Red Currant Mattifying Mist, Red Currant Balancing Concentrate, Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque and Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 30. This collection protects and hydrates your skin’s appearance to prevent the visible signs of aging – before they begin.

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

Get Prom Perfect Skin!

The weather is warming up and prom season is just around the corner!  For a rundown on how to get that “prom perfect” skin, Teen Vogue consulted A-List facialist Joanna Vargas. According to Vargas, if you want “a pristine complexion, you’ll need to plan accordingly!” because “good skin doesn’t happen overnight”. Here’s a couple of great suggestions from Joanna on how to prep your skin for prom.

Four weeks before:

This is the time you should start to be “more diligent with your beauty routine”. “It’s important to be exfoliating at least twice week” Vargus says. Her favorite scrub for teens is our Citrus Exfoliating Face Wash.

One Week Before:  

“This is the perfect time for a full body exfoliation to really get glowing”. She recommends our Coconut Sugar Scrub.

Even if prom isn’t your thing – it’s important to remember that a good skincare routine is vital for a healthy, glowing complexion. In the words of Joanna Vargas – “your skin is a reflection of both your mental and physical health as well as the products that you’re putting on and taking off of it on a daily basis”. Now that’s great skin advice!

 

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

DIY: Solid Perfume

Enjoy the many benefits of essential oil in a long-lasting solid perfume. Just simply add your favorite essential oil to the mixture and pour into any container of your choice for a personalized perfume you will love.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
20 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend

Directions:
Add beeswax and Fractionated Coconut Oil to glass jar and place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
Once melted, remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes.
Add essential oil and stir.
Pour into containers.
To use, apply small amount to skin.
Note: Pour perfume into an empty locket or metal container for easy on-the-go access.

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

DIY: Amber Bottle Wall Art

Featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Living magazine

Have too many empty essential oil bottles? Turn them into art instead.

WHAT YOU NEED: 

  • 6X6 wood plank stained or unstained
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • 3 empty 15 mL essential oil bottles, labels removed
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Dry lavender twigs, or any other plants
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue gun

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Apply a thin layer of green paint on the front of the wood plank. Let it dry.
  2. Sand the surface to create an antique look.
  3. Cut 3 ribbon pieces long enough to go around the bottle, then glue two ends of the ribbon together.
  4. Evenly glue the bottles to the wood plank.
  5. Place dried or real plants in the bottles.

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