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With fifteen GRAMMY wins under her belt, a recurring spot on TV’s hottest talent show and a trending #NoMakeup movement, Alicia Keys is at the top of her game. We were thrilled to discover Éminence is the key to keeping Alicia’s skin sparkling – and even more excited to hear she has added another one of our results-driven products to her coveted skin care routine.

When Alicia first revealed her fresh-faced complexion, we weren’t alone in clamoring for her skin care secrets. Into The Gloss, ELLE, W Magazine, PopSugar and SELF are just a few high profile publications that have featured the natural beauty’s favorite products. Most recently, Allure got the scoop on what Alicia’s makeup artist, Dotti, uses to give the star her radiant glow, saying “They make us soft. They make us glow. They promise beauty, and boy, do they deliver. But what our favorite products (or, in this case, Keys’) do best: They make us smile.”

After cleansing Alicia’s skin and applying a mask (our refining Clear Skin Probiotic Masque is one of The Voice judge’s favorites), Dotti applies our Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to “up the dewiness of Keys’s skin” (Allure). This ultra-rich balm is infused with rosehip oil to improve the skin’s moisture, tone and texture, as well as lemongrass (a natural astringent) to minimize the appearance of pores, revealing a picture perfect complexion. To complete Alicia’s look, Dotti turns her attention to the star’s lip area, dabbing on a clear balm to keep her pucker perfectly moisturized. She tells Into The Gloss that our three-step Lip Trio Kit does wonders for Alicia’s lips, keeping them deeply hydrated and camera-ready.

Alicia says of embracing her barefaced complexion: “One thing I’ve heard more than ever is this glow that people refer to that I have. I kind of recognize that glow because I’ve begun to listen to myself inside. And I think there’s something really powerful that happens when you start to listen to yourself. It makes you feel more aware. In touch. More confident. …And that’s taken a little minute to arrive at that place. But there’s definitely something powerful about the way your inner feels that reflects on the outer, on your skin. That, to me, is real beauty.” We couldn’t agree more.

We are incredibly proud that Alicia uses Éminence to celebrate her natural beauty. Which Éminence products are part of your makeup-free routine? Tell us in the comments below.

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

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Winter Makeup Essential: Mystikol Eyeliners

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We know, “next beauty must-have” is a bold claim, but Mystikol eyeliners are our latest obsession. Below are five reasons to lust over this winter makeup essential:

  1. Mystikol eyeliners are available in four long-wearing, intense shades: Onyx (jet black), Dark Topaz (metallic chocolate brown), Amethyst (royal purple) and Smoky Quartz (smoky grey).
  2. Two words— water resistant. With these eyeliners, you don’t have to worry about smears.
  3. The brush is built into the cap. Let me repeat that… THE BRUSH IS BUILT INTO THE CAP! This handy feature makes it a total breeze to create the perfect rich line at home or on-the-go.
  4. Coco glycerides in the formula help it go on smooth across your lids and lash line.
  5. Last, but certainly not least, Mystikol eyeliners have the staying power of a liquid, but are completely blendable like a powder or pencil. Check out how to transform your eyeliner look from clean to smudged to smokey in seconds:

But , wait…there’s more!

When sporting a sultry, smokey eye, we suggest keeping the rest of your look clean and natural. With our Pure & Simple Kits, it’s never been easier to do so. This all-inclusive palette contains two shades of PurePressed Base, two shades of PurePressed Eye Shadow, one PurePressed Blush and a Just Kissed Cheek and Lip Stain. What else does a girl need for an effortless no-makeup makeup look?

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Practice Makes Perfect

We want to see your luxe looks! Show us how you use our Mystikol eyeliners and Pure & Simple Kits for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page. Make sure to tag @janeiredale and #GreenSpaCares #LuxeUpYourLook.

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

You can find their blog here

gingerbreadblogThe holiday season wouldn’t be complete without your favorite festive treat. For some it’s shortbread cookies, for others it might be candy canes or chocolate. Whatever your guilty pleasure – there’s no denying that gingerbread cookies are on top of everyone’s holiday indulgence list.

Lucky for you – we have a gingerbread recipe for you that contains natural and healthy ingredients so you can satisfy your sweet tooth – guilt-free!

INGREDIENTS:
1 large egg
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted at room temperature)
1/3 cup maple syrup or raw honey
1/4 cup unsulphured organic molasses
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp dried ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups organic whole wheat flour (or gluten free flour blend)

OPTIONAL:
Cookie toppings: Ground nuts, seeds, candies or powdered icing sugar.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
3. Lightly beat egg in a separate bowl, adding wet ingredients until well-combined.
4. Slowly add dry ingredients (about 1/4 cup at a time) to wet ingredients, mixing with a spatula or wooden spoon first. The consistency may be different if you choose a gluten-free flour mixture. Once the dough mixture thickens, knead and mix it with clean hands until it forms a thick consistency.
5. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and add excess flour to a rolling pin.
6. Roll out dough with a rolling pin until approximately 1/2 inch in thickness.
7. Cut out cookies using your favorite festive-shaped cookie cutters.
8. If you decide to garnish the cookies with candy sprinkles or ground nuts/seeds, this is when you would decorate the cookies as you wish. For a powdered sugar finish see step 10.
9. Place cut out cookies on a parchment paper-covered baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should rise slightly.
10. Once baked, remove from the oven and let cool completely at room temperature.
11. Once cookies have cooled, sift powdered sugar over top of cookies.
12. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks. Makes approximately 1 dozen cookies depending on cookie cutter size.

Do you have a favorite holiday treat? Tell us in the comments below.

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

autumnsmoothie

Healthy, glowing skin means giving your body the best nature has to offer. That includes eating plenty of organic fruits and veggies as well as feeding your skin with products that are chock-full of natural and organic ingredients.

How else can you flush the toxins this fall? Getting a good night’s sleep, sweating it out and drinking plenty of water are just a few more ways that you can detox naturally. Add to that list our favorite go-to for detoxification: a simple smoothie. With inspiration from the fall harvest, this Autumn Detox Smoothie incorporates fresh fruits and veggies of the season that are packed full of antioxidants, nutrients and plenty of detoxification properties.

Below are a selection of key smoothie ingredients that can help you cleanse and detox the natural way:

Beets (a.k.a beetroot) – Not only are they rich in fiber (and color), beets are also a potent source of vitamin A, manganese and nitrates. This purple veggie works hard to purify your blood stream and deeply cleanse your liver (Veg Kitchen).

Pears – As one of the highest-fiber fruits, 1 pear meets your daily requirement of 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. This fruit cleanses your colon, prevents belly bloat and keeps your digestive tract in check (PopSugar).

Apples – High in vitamins A and C, calcium and fiber, apples help clear the digestive track and expel toxins from your system (Best Health).

Spinach – When it comes to detox, leafy greens are your friend. Greens like spinach boost chlorophyll levels in the digestive tract which helps rid your body of toxins (PopSugar).

Ginger – In addition to its liver cleansing properties, ginger has approximately 40 antioxidant properties that fight free radicals and provide anti-aging benefits.

THE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 cup of organic baby spinach
  • 1 pear
  • ½ red apple (we used an organic Red Gala apple)
  • ½ green apple (we used an organic Granny Smith apple)
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves (chopped)
  • ½ ripe banana
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp of honey (or to taste if you prefer a sweeter tasting smoothie)
  • ⅓ cup of water (coconut water or coconut milk optional)
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Chop beets, pear, and apples into small cube sized pieces.
  2. Grate ginger and chop mint into smaller pieces.
  3. Place all ingredients in blender, with the exception of the beets.
  4. Bring water to a boil on the stovetop and add beets. Boil for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove beets from boiling water and add to blender with other ingredients.
  6. Squeeze lime juice into the blender on top of the ingrdients.
  7. Add honey, water (or coconut water/milk) and ice cubes to the mixture and blend on high until all ingredients are combined.
  8. Option 1: Pour into glass and serve.
  9. Option 2: If you prefer a cold smoothie, we suggest pouring the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze for several hours. Once frozen, put cubes back in the blender, add approximately ¼ cup of water and blend on high until smooth.

Serves 1-2

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Tell us in the comments below.

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

fallskincare

When the seasons change, so does your skin. Now that October is in full swing, it’s time to repair your skin from last summer’s sun damage, and to address new skin issues that are associated with seasonal change.

By selecting the right skin care ingredients this fall, you can successfully manage uneven, dehydrated and lackluster skin that’s often characteristic of the cooler autumn months.

Below are 4 autumn-themed product ingredients that address all these issues (and more) to give you a flawless fall complexion:

1. PUMPKINS

Like clockwork every fall, the pumpkin obsession begins – from pumpkin lattes to pumpkin pies, everyone wants a piece of this seasonal treat. But what if we told you that pumpkins can do much more than tantalize your taste buds? Pumpkins are rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids and antioxidants which can do wonderful things for your skin.

For pumpkin-perfect moisture, Best Health Magazine recommends our Limited Edition Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque – “…soothe, nourish and, as [the] name implies, super-moisturize.” The pumpkin puree of nutrient-rich goodness in this masque is especially beneficial during the dry fall months when there’s less humidity and moisture in the air.

2. YAMS

Why not take the beauty benefits of pumpkin to the next level by adding yams to the mix? Yams have been used in Asian traditional medicine centuries due to their tremendous healing powers. This root vegetable contain allantoin, a cell proliferate that helps the healing process when applied topically on ulcers, boils and other skin conditions (StyleCraze.com).

For the perfect fall pairing of ingredients, Examiner recommends our Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%. They love it so much that they’ve named it their favorite peel in their Best in Beauty Awards 2015:

As the perfect addition to any skin care regimen, this face peel does many great things for the skin. In fact, it can correct various skin issues such as depigmentation and sun damage. And whether you suffer from acne or have once suffered from acne, you can also benefit from using this organic face peel.” – Sarah Afshar, Pittsburgh Beauty Examiner (beauty blogger and former makeup artist and beauty advisor).

3. LICORICE ROOT

Fall is the perfect time to correct any sun damage that occurred during the summer months. Licorice root, which is found in our Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel, helps brighten the appearance of uneven or sun damaged skin for a more youthful appearance. This results-oriented peel uses licorice root and our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative to brighten the appearance of dark spots, while lactic and mandelic acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells. We recommend following this treatment (and all exfoliating treatments) with an SPF product like our Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30.

4. CRANBERRIES

In addition to adding bursts of flavor to food, this tiny berry adds impressive beauty benefits when used as a skin care ingredient. Cranberries are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They’re also rich in phytochemicals with potent anti-inflammatory properties that are extremely effective in fighting the inflammation caused by problem skin (Livestrong). Take advantage of the beauty benefits of cranberries with our Limited Edition Cranberry Pomegranate Masque.

Are you curious about what other products can benefit your skin this autumn? See our selection of Fall Harvest products that are specifically selected to treat, repair and address seasonal changes in the skin.

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

 

alicaeminence


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Fifteen-time Grammy-winner Alicia Keys is known for her soulful voice and positive approach to life. With 230 awards under her belt, she is no stranger to being in the limelight. One of the most on-trend personalities right now, you can catch Alicia as a new judge on NBC’s The Voice beginning September 19. Even more impressive, however, is her newfound #NoMakeup movement, highlighted by her Éminence skin care routine.

It all began when she arrived barefaced to the cover shoot for her latest album, ‘In Common’. Keeping with the tone of the album, she decided to skip the makeup chair, bare her gorgeous, radiant self and show off the effects of Éminence on her fresh-faced complexion. Her rationale was simple: “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”

Alicia is a huge believer that in taking care of your inner self first, your true beauty will seep through. Keeping to her word, she has been hitting every red carpet event sans makeup – and the 2016 VMAs was no different. Her best accessory was, by far, her glowing skin and radiant smile.

In an Into
The Gloss interview
, Alicia’s makeup artist Dotti explains how she achieves the star’s
flawless look with Éminence: “When [Alicia] does come to me for makeup, I always work on bringing the texture of her skin to the front … I just enhance what she brings to me. To start, we might do a mask to get some moisture in the skin. We do this lip treatment as well from Éminence [the Lip Trio Kit]—it’s three steps, so it’s nice to do if we have time. Éminence also has a nice rosehip mask [the Rosehip & Maize Exfoliating Masque] that she’ll do.”

Alicia has been an Éminence fan since she met our General Manager, Attila Koronczay, during a Vancouver tour stop back in 2013.

So, what’s the secret to Alicia’s gorgeous all-natural look? She claims it’s a healthy lifestyle and a good skin care routine. We couldn’t agree more!

What Éminence products make your skin glow? Tell us in the comments below!

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

legendbodypowder

Introducing our new house-made retail product! Purchase yours today!

Here at The Green Spa & Wellness Center we empower our educated team to create chemical free beauty alternatives. Beauty can be fun, healthy and beneficial to your skin! Products containing chemicals can cause people to develop an illness.

Tiffany is an Esthetic manager who is educated on essential oils. She researched and sourced natural ingredients, tested out recipes and perfected the new Legend Body Powder. Most commercial powders contain talc and other chemicals.

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Legend Soothing Body Powder

Ingredients

  • Gluten Free Cornstarch
  • Certified Organic Arrow Root Powder from Thailand
  • CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil
  • CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Melaleuca Essential Oil

Benefits

  • Softens Skin
  • Smells Amazing
  • Absorbs Perspiration and Oils on Skin.
  • Not Tested on Animals
  • No Animal By-products

What is your Legend?

Legend is a “Farm to Spa” based product line created in-house at The Green Spa & Wellness Center by our educated staff. We use fresh farm based ingredients with no preservatives or chemicals.

Green Spa Tested and Approved!

Made in Brooklyn with Love!

All of our Legend Products are…

  • 100% Natural
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Non GMO
  • Non Talc
  • Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Dye Free
  • Plant Based
3 Sep 2016

DIY: Lip Gloss

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Commercial lip gloss can contain artificial colors and fragrances which can be toxic to your health. Take the worry out of your lip gloss by making your own! These lip gloss sticks are easy and fun to make and can be customized with your favorite color and essential oils.

 

Ingredients:
1 gram white beeswax
3 grams Shea butter (or virgin coconut oil)
2 grams jojoba oil (or grape seed, Fractionated Coconut, or almond oil)
10 grams castor oil
1 gram vitamin E
7 drops of your favorite essential oil
Pigment, such as organic beet root powder or mineral makeup

 

Note: this is enough to fill two standard lip gloss tubes. You can find empty lip gloss tubes online and at local beauty stores.

 

Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients, except for essential oil, into a glass jar.
  2. Place jar in a saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Once melted, remove and let cool for 2 minutes.
  4. Add essential oils.

Note:

Start with a little and add more until you get desired color.

For color, add pigment and stir until combined.

Using a dropper, transfer into the lip gloss containers. If it starts to get too thick, place glass jar back in warm water to melt.

You’re done! Enjoy your moisturizing and natural lip gloss!

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

bookamassageblogYou know that feeling of post-massage bliss? Like your bones have been replaced by rubber? Like you’re walking on air? Of course you do – and while you’re recalling the sensation of loosey-goosey limbs, read on about even more benefits from massage therapy. Here are 6 reasons you need to book that massage now:

1. REDUCE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
It’s true that the power of human touch heals. Studies have shown that massage treatment can reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, and increase dopamine and serotonin which are the feel-good neurotransmitters in our bodies (Huffington Post).

2. BOOST IMMUNITY
Think it’s just in your head? It isn’t – you feel better and healthier because you actually ARE healthier. Like exposure to nature, massage treatment is another surprising activity which may increase your white blood cell count. The end result: our immune system is stronger and you’re more effective at fighting off disease and illness (BestHealthMag).

3. REDUCE INFLAMMATION
They say that chronic inflammation is the root of many of our health issues including sore muscles and even arthritis and muscular dystrophy. Researchers have discovered that even a 10 minute massage can reduce inflammation in muscle tissue. Get a rubdown at your local Éminence spa with our Pear and Green Apple Massage Souffle – a perfect way to treat muscles that need extra care. Always consult your doctor first before beginning any new treatments or products.

4. IMPROVE SLEEP
Do you have a tough time getting to sleep (and consequently, waking up in the morning)? According to The National Institute of Health, a simple massage is all you need to increase the serotonin levels that help you drift off to dreamland (SleepReviewMag).

5. INCREASE ALERTNESS
If you’re a student, a quick massage may help you hit that top score. One study shows that a 15 minute massage helped test-takers whiz through math questions faster and more accurately. Try a stimulating massage on your scalp with our Apricot Body Oil – sharpen your wits and smell delicious all at the same time.

6. BOOST YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY
Like all massages, facial massages increase blood circulation and drain toxins from the lymphatic system. Rev up the circulatory system with a facial massage and you’ll find that the increased activity causes a plumping effect on your skin. The treatment also flushes away accumulated toxins, returning vitality to your now relaxed and fresh complexion.

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

razorrelief

with Frankincense, Lavender, Melaleuca, Helichrysum, and Myrrh Essential Oils

Shaving may be essential, but razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum enhanced with calming doTERRA essential oils that will help your skin look and feel beautiful.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/4 cup rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Melaleuca essential oil
5 drops Helichrysum essential oil
5 drops Myrrh essential oil

Directions:
1.Place Fractionated Coconut Oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump bottle.
2.Add essential oils and shake.
3.To use, spray directly on skin or place 2-3 pumps in palms and rub on affected skin.

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

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