Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Skincare Secrets :: Essential Oil Baths

Using essential oils in the bath is a wonderfully healing aromatherapy experience where gorgeous scent combines with therapeutic effects.

As soon as you add the products to the bathwater, the essential oils begin to evaporating into the air.

To get the most benefit from the essential oils in your bath, add your goodies to the tub right before you get in and the healing botanicals will be in full strength to work their magic.

Now it's time to enjoy the healing scent of your aromatherapy bath which works to heal, balance, cleanse & purify your mind, body, and spirit.
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Friday, March 14, 2014

A Little Love For You



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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tarot Bath



By Mary Griffin creator and artist of The Hezicos Tarot.



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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Facial Cleanser for Balanced Skin

Research show that American women cleanse their face once a day for about 15 seconds.

15 seconds is simply not enough time to clean the buildup of sebum, dirt, sweat, makeup, sunscreen, and environmental toxins from the surface of your skin. Sustain this type of facial care routine for any length of time and dead skin cells build up, pores clog, skin tone dulls, and blotchiness become the norm. Prolonged cellular build up literally prevents your skin care products from penetrating into your cells to bring about the desired changes.

Properly cleansed skin is the foundation for healthy, radiant skin and is the first step in every effective facial care regimen. The truth is that if you follow SpaGoddess' 3 steps for healthy skin: cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice per day most skin imbalances will actually heal on their own.

Tip the balance in your favor by taking just a few minutes per day to use a facial cleanser, followed with a quick sweep of toner, and finish by applying a nourishing, protective moisturizer twice per day.

SpaGoddess recommends using mild, balancing skincare products, like the Kissed Gentle Foaming Organic Facial Gel Cleanser from Angel Face Botanicals, that are made with ample photo-nutrients like Aloe Vera, Chamomile, and Calendula to calm irritation, speed healing, and encourage cellular regeneration while helping to prevent further damage, irritation, clogged pores, and wrinkles.


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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Warm and Lovely Bath Time Bliss


With an addition of my favorite moisturizing milk bath, scented with lavender essential oils and a little honey this tub becomes quite lovely and very blissful indeed!

It's no wonder that Cleopatra, Elizabeth I of England, Elisabeth of Bavaria, among countless other bathing beauties have touted the beautifying benefits of milk baths.

Milk naturally contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves the proteins which hold together dead skin cells. So be prepared for your skin to be extra soft and smooth after using these mildly exfoliating and luxuriously moisturizing bath salts.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

The Perfect Sunscreen

Worry-free sun care! Simply add a few Drops of Shade to your favorite moisturizer for transparent, effective sun protection. Add more or less depending on your sun exposure ~ you decide what you need!

Our Natural Mineral Formula blends well with your favorite products. Applying only a few drops gives you broadband UVA/UVB sun protection using non-nanoparticle Titanium Dioxide which physically blocks the Sun by reflecting UV rays before they can cause your cells to release wrinkle and cancer-causing free radicals.

This simple, yet brilliant formula reduces the risk of allergic reaction and will not leave any film or residue like most sunscreens.

Naturally reef-safe and completely biodegradable, this natural sunscreen formula is safe for you, your family, and the environment!


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Monday, February 24, 2014

Skincare Secrets :: Hydrosols

Traditional hydrosols, aka flower waters or floral waters, are the byproduct of steam distillation of essential oils.

Steam passes through the plant material to extract the essential oils; the hydrosol is the condensed steam.

Naturally, they smell like the plant they were made from.

Flower waters are much milder than essential oils and have similar therapeutic effects in skincare and in overall mind, body, and spirit wellness.

Floral waters can be used straight as an aromatherapy mist, a luxurious bath additive, and even as a component in gourmet food preparations.

In skincare, flower waters are used undiluted or most often in combination with other ingredients like aloe vera, botanical extracts, and essential oils as a facial toner. Hydrosols are a key ingredient in many recipes in my DIY home spa book, 100 Organic Skincare Recipes.

Photo credit: Jessica Ress/Adams Media, 100 Organic Skincare Recipes
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Illuminesce Replenishing Serum

Illuminesce Facial Serum is a truly divine experience. This fast-absorbing anti-aging serum instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A quick application of Illuminesce leaves your skin smooth, radiant, and positively glowing. 

This luxurious serum is rich with a powerhouse of skin loving super-nutrients including collagen-building MSM, skin-firming antioxidant DMAE, deeply nourishing Blue Green Algae, and anti-microbial Black Willow Bark. Plus the added benefits of Calendula, Blue Chamomile, Neroli, Lavender, and Rose Essential Oils, work to reduce blotchy skin and redness and regenerate skin cells.

The light-weight, non-greasy formula works well as an under-eye serum, as a primer for mineral make up, or as a smoothing pick me up anytime of day!


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rosemary for Remembrance

There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies. that's for thoughts.

There's fennel for you, and columbines: there's rue
for you; and here's some for me: we may call it
herb-grace o' Sundays:

O you must wear your rue with a difference.

There's a daisy: I would give you some violets.....

Act IV, Scene V of William Shakespeare's Hamlet


Detail of a Panting by John Everett Millais, 1851-1852
Courtesy of Tate Gallery, London

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Grace Organic Antioxidant Facial Toner

Lightly reformulated with the clearing power of Cranberry and antioxidant rich White Tea!

We might not be able to stop the aging process, but we do have the power to slow it down and age gracefully! The masses of nutrients in Grace Organic Facial Toner help to refine skin tone, aid in cellular regeneration, and promote tissue repair.

Soothing Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Clary Sage, and Tea Tree Essential oils reduce inflammation and clear clogged pores, helping to prevent breakouts. Vitamins A, B, C, and E slow the signs of aging by disarming free radicals and encouraging healing for smooth, radiant, clear skin.

Beneficial for all skin types, especially acne prone, sensitive, maturing, sun-damaged, and generally over-exposed skin.


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!

xoxo
SpaGoddess
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Winter Whites


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Gentle Glow Washing Grains DIY Skincare Recipe


This super easy to make recipe blends four soothing, moisturizing ingredients to make an all-natural facial cleanser that gently exfoliates even the most sensitive of skin types.

Oats are widely regarded as an ideal ingredient for sensitive skin because oatmeal nourishes, moisturizes, and gently exfoliates the skin absorbing excess oil and dirt.

What you will need: face mask, pint-size canning jar with lid, spice jar with sifter cap, optional

Yields: 1¾ cups

Gentle Glow Washing Grains
¼ C Rose Petal Powder
3/4 C Oat Flour
½ C Kaolin Clay
¼ C Powdered Milk (coconut, cow, or goat's milk)

1. To Make: Before you begin, find a protective face mask, or tie a bandanna to cover your nose and mouth, to avoid breathing the powders. Carefully place all of the powdered ingredients into the canning jar. You may want to consider sifting the oat flour and the rose petal powder, as there are usually some larger pieces remaining, which can be a little rough on delicate facial skin. Close the lid tightly and shake well to blend to a uniform powder. Let stand for 5 minutes or so, letting the dust settle into the jar.

2. To Store: Store this dry facial scrub in a spice jar with a sifter cap. Keep the lid tightly closed and store for up to a year.

3. To Use: To use, simply tap out a bit of the powder into the palm of your hand and mix with water added a tiny bit at a time until a paste forms. Then softly cleanse your face using small circular motions. Rinse with warm water and follow with toner and moisturizer.

This DIY Facial Cleanser Recipe is excerpted from the book 100 Organic Skincare Recipes by Jessica Ress, founder & CEO of Angel Face Botanicals. Image copyright Adams Media 2014.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Luscious Cleansing Oil Facial Massage

Would you really use an oil to wash your face?

The answer is --- Yes!

The oil cleansing method works wonders to clean the gunk out of your pores.

Massage a pump or two of Luscious Cleansing Oil into your skin, using gentle upward strokes, giving yourself a mini facial massage and feeding your skin with phyto-nutrients. Your pores drink up the beneficial oil in a good way, acting like a magnet dissolving the built up dirt, grime, and hardened plugs.

Relax into this home spa ritual and cover your face with a warm, moist cloth, steaming the oil, dirt, make-up and grime out of your pores. When the cloth has cooled, gently wipe the oil from your face. Rinse the cloth well and repeat as needed. Skin is left velvety soft, supple, and positively glowing.

For a decadent home spa treatment, pre-cleanse with Luscious Cleansing Oil to open and clean out your pores. Follow with your favorite Angel Face Botanicals Facial Cleanser such as the Super Detox Deep Pore Facial Cleanser. Using another facial cleanser directly after an oil cleanser, while your skin is softened and pores are open, allows for an even deeper clean as well as advanced nutrient absorption. Finish your home spa facial with your favorite toner and moisturizer. And go with the glow!


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Soothing and Moisturizing Facial Toner

Cucumber Mist Soothing, Calming Organic Facial Toner is infused with pure Cucumber Hydrosol and Organic Aloe Vera. It's natural, refreshing aroma smells just like a fresh cut cucumber!

Cucumbers are soothing, cooling, anti-inflammatory and cleansing and have an extraordinary healing effect on the skin. Cucumbers are rich in amino acids and trace minerals to help firm and regenerate your cells, reduce redness, and keep skin clear and vibrant.

Toner is a necessary step in your facial care regimen as it removes the last traces of dirt and makeup, corrects the pH level on the surface of your skin, and closes pores.

Angel Face Botanicals Cucumber Toner adds the perfect touch of moisture that aids the spread and absorption of your facial cream. SpaGoddess encourages you to spritz your face often throughout the day as well as using our mist toners in your daily facial care routine to enjoy the benefit of the extra moisture and healing botanicals.


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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Enter to Win 100 Organic Skincare Recipes by Jessica Ress


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Double Love Exfoliating Body Scrub

Double Love Body Scrub by Angel Face Botanicals gently exfoliates dull, dry skin with Himalayan Pink Sea Salts and an ultra-moisturizing blend of nourishing botanical oils leaving your skin velvety soft and positively glowing.

Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, and Jojoba Oils plus Vitamin E and Aloe Vera combine to create a healing powerhouse regenerating skin and soothing the senses.

Widely known for inducing tranquility, Lavender enhances overall health and well-being. Take a long, slow deep breath: spiritual love, peace, and calm prevail.

Exfoliating with Himalayan Salts can improve the texture, tone, and appearance of your skin, combat water retention, help reduce the appearance of cellulite, prevent muscle cramping and soreness, regulate sleep, and even decrease stress.

Using a salt scrub is known to increase circulation, assist in the rejuvenation of your cells, leaving not only your skin revived, but your mind, body, and spirit refreshed as well.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

All You Need Is Love

The Beatles were asked to come up with a song with a message understood by everyone.

"It was an inspired song and they really wanted to give the world a message," said Brian Epstein. "The nice thing about it is that it cannot be misinterpreted. It is a clear message saying that love is everything."

According to journalist Jade Wright, "Lennon was fascinated by the power of slogans to unite people and never afraid to create art out of propaganda.

When asked in 1971 whether songs like "Give Peace a Chance" and "Power to the People" were propaganda songs, he answered: 'Sure. So was All You Need Is Love. I'm a revolutionary artist. My art is dedicated to change.

Here are the lyrics to All You Need Is Love by the Beatles
Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy

Nothing you can make that can't be made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
It's easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

All you need is love (All together, now!)
All you need is love (Everybody!)
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Yee-hai! (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)

Yesterday (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Oh yeah! (Love is all you need)
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah (Love is all you need)
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah (Love is all you need)

Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1967.

Research on this song from Wikipedia
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Friday, January 24, 2014

New! Angels Lip Balms

Check out the NEW Formula and NEW Labels! Angels Lips lip balms are gorgeous inside and out!

Deliciously creamy and light-weight, thanks to those nutrient dense superstars coconut oil and sunflower oil, Angels Lips are positively luscious!

This certified organic lip balm is smooth and non-greasy, creating a perfect barrier to protect your lips from dry, wintry weather. The nourishing botanical formula provides relief and a healing boost for dry and chapped lips.

Choose from all natural Vanilla, Citrus, Peppermint, and Raspberry flavors!


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Luxe Facial Cream for Dry Skin

This cream is our richest, most luxurious facial moisturizer for dry skin, yet is remarkably fast absorbing. Made with Jojoba and Coconut Oils to provide just the right amount of moisture helping reduce the appearance of fine lines wrinkles.

Decadently scented with masses of Jasmine with hints of precious Neroli, Rose and  Sandalwood, this extraordinary Rosewater facial cream is exquisite indeed.

Jasmine is known to help improve the skins elasticity, encouraging a plumper, supple skin tone. Jasmine oil is fantastic in skin care because it tones all skin types: dry, oily, sensitive, and over-exposed.

Jasmine Exquisite Cream by Angel Face Botanicals is an excellent choice to nourish maturing, blemish-prone, dry, and sensitive skin types.


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