Posts Tagged ‘winter’

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

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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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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

peppermint-chocolatesIngredients:
1½ cup organic coconut oil
¼ cup raw honey
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 candy cane, crushed
Directions:

Whip solid coconut oil, raw honey, and Peppermint essential oil together with hand mixer. The whipped filling should be white and fluffy when complete.

Refrigerate whipped filling for about five minutes.

Use a small scoop or measuring spoon to make small mounds of mint filling. Press down with spoon or finger to make a flat shape.

Place each piece on sheet of parchment paper on top of cookie sheet. Return mints to freezer until ready to coat with chocolate.

In small saucepan or double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips over low heat.

Take mints out of freezer. Use fork to dip each piece in melted chocolate. Place on top of cooling rack.

For holiday fun, sprinkle with crushed candy cane immediately after coating.

Put chocolates back in freezer to cool until hardened. Serve chocolates immediately or store in refrigerator until you are ready to eat them.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.

You can find their blog <a href=”http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy” target=”_blank”>here</a>

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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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Looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try this fun candy cane scrub made with Peppermint essential oil! This scrub takes only a few ingredients and can easily be customized with your favorite colors and essential oils.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
12 drops Peppermint essential oil
Skin safe food coloring

Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil or olive oil.

Directions:
Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
Divide mixture equally into two bowls.
In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.
Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.

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

xmas-ornamentEveryone can use some extra peace and tranquility this holiday season. Give the gift of relaxation through essential oils. Disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament. When it’s not decorating your tree, this ornament will double as a therapeutic addition to your warm bath. Just take the top off and pour it in. Customize the color and aroma of each ornament for everyone on your Christmas list.

Ingredients:
Round plastic ornaments
1 cup Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)
5-10 drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oil
Directions:

Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired.

Add dried herbs or flower petals to mixture for color and added aroma.

Add the essential oils of your choice; mix well.

Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until full.

Once full, put the top of ornament back on.

When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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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Submitted by: Jennifer Manganello, Nevada

Ingredients:
1½ cups almond milk
½ cup canned pumpkin puree
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1–2 drops Clove essential oil
1–2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
½ teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt, optional
2–3 ounces roughly chopped white chocolate

Directions:
In small sauce pan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin, and spices.
Stir constantly until just simmering.
Remove from heat and add chocolate; reserve some for garnish.
Just before serving, top each mug with whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. Serve immediately.

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

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