When do you use Tea Tree Oil?

When do you use Tea Tree Oil?

Here are some great uses for tea tree oil.

Acne Treatment

Tea tree oil can be used as a preventative measure, but more impressively as a cure when it comes to those dreaded pimples. It serves as a natural alternative for over the counter products, and possesses unique disinfecting and soothing properties which won’t strip the skin of its natural oils. Dab it on – for a quick spot-reduction, pour a few drops onto a cotton bud or pad, and dab the affected area. Don’t rinse for at least a few hours, ideally leave overnight. The oil should easily penetrate into the sebaceous glands and unblock them, wiping out infection-causing bacteria and reducing redness and swelling. Slather it on – Add a few drops to a face mask, preferably clay, and slather it on. Ideally leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing. Pat face dry with a clean towel and apply a moisturizer. Make sure you’re moisturizing with a cream preferably designed for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Laundry Hack

Keep things fresh and sanitary by adding a few drops to each laundry load. Preferably use an unscented detergent and no fabric softener. Say goodbye to that strong chemical odor of most detergents, and hello to all-natural cleanliness. Note how once you start using this method, your clothes, sheets and towels stay fresher for longer. Extra tip – Stay low-key on the detergent use and put your towels through a baking soda and white vinegar cycle once a month. The vinegar and baking soda work to remove detergent, microbe and odor build-up, improving fiber absorbency. The result is spa-quality fluffy towels that smell as fresh as a spring field! Simply add one cup of white vinegar to the load and run the wash through a hot cycle. When the cycle is done, add half a cup of baking soda and run the hot cycle again. Preferably dry in a tumble dryer to fluff up the fibers.

Congestion Relief

If you’re blocked up from a common cold, tea tree can be a great relief treatment! The antiseptic properties work to help fight the microbes while the anti-inflammatory qualities help reduce swelling of the membranes lining the respiratory passages. Vaporize it – If you have a vaporizer or oil burner, you can let it evaporate throughout the day, especially useful at night. Mix tea tree with lavender for a relaxing effect at night time. Steam it – Boil the kettle and pour yourself a hot mug of plain water. Place a few drops of tea tree essential oil into the mug and take deep, long breaths holding it up to your face. Steam works wonders to clear the sinuses, and is an effective method of reducing mucus build-up. A hot bath with tea tree oil is another way of getting that steam to relax the passages. Eucalyptus essential oil is another great alternative. Wear it – Place a few drops on your clothing, pillow case or a cloth and inhale it throughout the day. Reapply as often as required.

 

All-Natural Carpet Freshener

Most carpet cleaning products contain harmful ingredients that you wouldn’t want a baby crawling over, or a pet laying on. It’s just better for everyone if your fill your living space with natural alternatives rather than harsh chemicals. This cleaning method is not only cheaper and healthier, it actually keeps things fresher for longer without leaving that lingering synthetic fragrance we usually find after a deep cleaning. A homemade pet-safe and child-friendly cleaning agent can easily be concocted with an essential oil of your choice (or blend) and baking soda. Use this mixture to rid your living space of dust mites, creepy-crawly’s, bacteria, mold spores and odor Note – This is a very effective method of deep cleaning carpets, and needn’t be done more than once every 1 – 2 months. If you own pets, this is a great way of keeping the odor and microbes away from your upholstery, however, keep your pets out of the house or confined to one room while the powder sits. Bear in mind the powder does make your vacuum work harder, so don’t go overboard and maintain your machine as the instructions suggest.

  • ½ cup Baking Soda, 35 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
  • Add the desired amount of essential oil into a container of baking soda and shake well. Leave the mixture to sit overnight.
  • When ready to clean, pepper all carpeted areas with your mixture and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming.

Tea Tree Oil is also a great aid in treating nail fungus. Apply a couple times a day until fungus is gone.

Do you take a holiday?

DO YOU TAKE A HOLIDAY?         

Holidays and vacations mean different things to different folks.  Your time away from home should be a joyous event for you.  As a family or solo.

 Destress Before you go, take the time for a massage to destress, so everyone can enjoy your company.  Especially you!

Holidays may be a time to reflect, journal and plan for some changes and improvements in your daily life.  Celebrate what has gone well, whether alone or with a partner.  Take time to connect to know what works in your life and what needs change.  Plan it!

Holidays offer great benefits for your health.  Getting extra sleep, soaking up a little extra sun and enjoying the tastes of different food can make your holiday burst with memories.  Lowering high blood pressure and weight loss makes a holiday a great idea and the benefits can last for months.

Employers and employees often decline to take a holiday.  This can cause a loss of productivity and increased glucose levels.  Not to forget your heart, so keep your blood pressure checked.  If you think you are too busy to go on a holiday, what about your wellbeing, and the stress relief.  It has been proven that holidays are the best way to boost productivity, longevity, and makes you happier.

Plan your holiday with a purpose.  It’s a great way to get away from it all.  It doesn’t matter where you end up, as long as the destination was amazing to you. Maybe you want to choose a once in a lifetime holiday or repeat the same one you did the year before.   Change is always a better option it doesn’t let boredom or fatigue set in.  Don’t be a slave to your holiday, it takes time to plan and pack so don’t replace your routine for a routine.   Is your holiday going to be an adventurous vacation doing white water rafting or more subtle by spending time with family and relatives?  If you spend time with other family members as part of your holiday, make sure you take a day or two for just your selves.  This lets you have quality time as a family and connect. No matter the holiday make sure it has a purpose.  Leave the stress behind and rejuvenate.

If you have staycation whether at home or close to it, there are lots of leisure activities within driving distance and you can still sleep in your own bed. Make a plan and don’t get stuck in the same routine just because you are at home.  So leave that messy pantry and cloths on the floor, it will be there at the end of your staycation.  This is a great way to cut back on spending.  You can visit local museums, fairs, go to the pool or lake and have a picnic, a movie with date night, golfing or take a bike riding adventure.   This may be time to develop an exercise routine, or sit back and read a thick book.  Best of all, spend time with your kids, doing kid things like a board game, talking and laughing.

Holidays may be a time to reflect, journal and plan for some changes and improvements in your daily life.  Celebrate what has gone well, whether alone or with a partner.  Take time to connect to know what works in your life and what needs change.  Plan it!

Reflect back on whatever holiday you experienced.  Smile and laugh at the memories and appreciate your time well spent.  Dream and plan for the next one.

Saskatchewan has some beautiful places to visit and things to do.  There is a Saskatchewan discovery guide to help along the way!  Visit this website to find out about more excitement in our province.

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractions-g155038-Activities-Saskatchewan.html

20 Signs You Aren’t Drinking Enough Water

20 Signs You Aren’t Drinking Enough Water by Janice Taylor

The human body has a built-in mechanism for telling us when we need to drink water – the feeling of being thirsty. Unfortunately, with an alarming two out of three individuals living with some form of chronic dehydration, many people have simply become numb to the sensation. If you are among the majority and have an ongoing water deficit, there are some other less-obvious signals which indicate that your body is parched.

Read over the following 20 common symptoms of chronic dehydration. If any of them apply to your day-to-day life, it could be that your body is trying to warn you that you’re not drinking nearly enough water.

  1. Chronic Fatigue

Blood and other bodily fluids are comprised mainly of water. When you get dehydrated, your blood becomes thicker and your heart has to expend more energy to keep oxygen and nutrients moving throughout the circulatory system. If you feel tired every day and there doesn’t seem to be a cause, drinking more water could be the solution.

  1. Cholesterol Imbalance

Dehydration signals your body to increase its production of cholesterol in order to thicken cellular walls and preserve the fluid contained in them. As a result of this defensive process, blood-cholesterol levels also increase and can easily become imbalanced.

  1. High or Low Blood Pressure

The decrease in overall blood volume caused by dehydration may manifest as consistently low blood pressure. Over time, the increase in blood-cholesterol can cause arterial build-up and eventually plaques which increase blood pressure to potentially unsafe levels.

  1. Impaired Memory and Concentration

Slackened blood flow caused by chronic dehydration robs your brain of the oxygen and nutrients it needs to perform at peak capacity. As a result, you may find that your memory and concentration become severely impaired.

  1. Light-Headedness, Dizziness or Vertigo

Living in a constant state of dehydration can cause you to experience frequent dizzy spells and light-headedness due to lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. In severe cases, vertigo and nausea may result.

  1. Frequent Headaches

Both lack of oxygen and increase in blood pressure are the perfect recipe for frequent headaches. If you notice that you seem to be getting them more often, try drinking more water on a daily basis to ease the strain on your brain.

  1. Mood Swings or Irritability

Just as is characteristic of being hungry, the need for water tends to make people unusually moody and more easily irritated. Also, with all of the other possible negative effects on your brain and other organs, chronic dehydration can throw of your hormone balance and cause persistent depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.

  1. Stomach Pain or Ulcers

Water acts as a buffer between the acidic contents of your stomach and the stomach lining. Being in a state of constant dehydration leaves the inside of your stomach largely unprotected and the constant acid exposure can easily result in ulcers or frequent stomach aches.

  1. Constipation or Poor Digestion

In order to properly process the foods you eat, your intestines need a steady supply of water. Without adequate fluids, digestion can slow down causing constipation, gas and bloating, or even the passing of seemingly undigested food.

  1. Craving Sweet or Salty Foods

Your liver requires water in order to break down fat cells and use the energy stored there to fuel your body and maintain stable blood-glucose levels. When you get dehydrated and your liver can’t perform this important function, you’ll start to crave foods like sweets and salty foods which your body recognizes as easy sources of energy.

  1. Inability to Lose Weight

Because it saps your energy, impairs digestion and frequently causes unhealthy cravings, dehydration can also make it nearly impossible to lose weight. Furthermore, since your body can’t break down fat stores without adequate hydration, even if you force yourself to exercise, you probably won’t be getting the results you want out of your workout.

  1. Urinary Tract Infections

A good supply of water is absolutely crucial for the proper function of your urinary tract. When you become dehydrated, your kidneys and bladder will try to stretch what little water it does have last as long as possible. Unfortunately, without a semi-constant stream of fresh urine to flush them out, bacteria have more time to replicate and overpopulate inside the cozy, warm environment inside of your urethra and bladder.

The most obvious sign that your kidneys and bladder are at risk of becoming the next big vacation hotspot for unicellular organisms can be found in the color of your urine. If your flow is consistently darker than a pale shade of yellow, you need to up your water intake, asap!

  1. Gout Flare-Ups

Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid which crystallizes around the joints – usually in the hands and feet – which cause intense sharp pain. Because your kidneys need water to flush excess uric acid out of your body, dehydration is one of the biggest factors which contribute to gout flare-ups.

  1. Muscle Cramps and Joint Pain

Water is your body’s natural lubricant and cooling system. Without it, your muscles will overheat and seize up and your joints will start to grind. Keep your body in good working order with a constant supply of hydration.

  1. Itchy Dry Skin, Chapped Lips and Dandruff

Because your skin is in constant contact with the surrounding environment, it loses water faster than the rest of your body. As such, probably the most obvious warning signs of chronic dehydration are persistent dry skin, chapped lips and dandruff.

  1. Eczema Outbreaks

Eczema outbreaks can be triggered by a variety of different factors, both environmental and internal. Excessively dry skin – such as that caused by constant dehydration – ranks at the top of the list for many people with the condition.

  1. Premature Aging

Without adequate hydration, skin loses its elasticity. Also, due to hampered blood flow (which we discussed briefly in #1), a long-term lack of water also robs your skin cells of the nutrients they needs to regenerate. Consequently, living in a constant state of dehydration accelerates the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet, sagging or loose skin, and other signs of aging.

  1. Frequent Respiratory Problems

From the inside of your nose down into the lower reaches of your bronchi, our entire respiratory tract relies on mucus to keep its tissues moist and supple and to prevent foreign particles out of your lungs. A lack of adequate hydration hinders mucus production, thus hindering your respiratory system’s ability to deflect allergens like dust, pollen and pet dander or to defend itself against infection from viral and bacterial invaders.

  1. Chronic Bad Breath

One of the most common symptoms of dehydration manifests in the mouth. Xerostomia, more commonly known as ‘dry mouth’ results from a decrease in saliva production due to dehydration or other factors (such as medications, tobacco use or certain medical conditions). Saliva is a necessary component for regulating the population of microorganisms which live in your mouth. Dehydration and the consequential lack of saliva allows yeast and bacteria to flourish unchecked around your teeth, gums and tongue which can quickly transform a healthy mouth into a miasma of chronic bad breath.

  1. Foul Body Odor

Water facilitates the transport of waste materials out of the body. When you’re constantly dehydrated, said waste materials don’t necessarily make it out, but instead get stored away in cells for future removal. Over time, all of that leftover gunk can change your body chemistry for the worse. (Imagine it’s like leaving a full bag of kitchen waste in the garbage bin for too long.) Furthermore, dry and damaged skin caused by dehydration creates a perfect environment for odor-causing bacteria to kick back, relax and reproduce like microscopic rabbits.

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Jessica Cosmetics CEO Talks Treatments

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes cuticles and fingernails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual.

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes nails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual. Sold worldwide, the Jessica product line boasts a wide assortment of treatment products, more than 230 Custom Colors, Phenom, Effects, the GELeration Soak-Off Gel System, Zen Spa Pedicure, and Fusion 2.5.2 Pedicure. NAILS asked Vartoughian for advice about nail treatments.

 

What is your advice to nail techs on how to assess their clients’ nails to know what kind of treatment products would be most beneficial?

Vartoughian: Analyzing your clients’ nails is the cornerstone of my system and a key benefit in keeping lifelong clients. Dry and brittle nails require much needed moisture in a base coat treatment, as well as daily cuticle care. It is essential to massage cuticle creams daily and oils at night. (We always recommend our Nourish Cuticle Crème and Phenomen Oil for healthy nail growth.) Nails that are soft and weak need strengthening agents to help reinforce them. These products should only be used for four to six weeks until the nail condition improves. We offer a complete Nail Analysis Chart that explains the properties of each nail condition and will help you determine nail types and appropriate solutions.

Why do you say that strengtheners should only be used on a limited basis?

Vartoughian: If you choose to only use a strengthening product, this will adversely affect the nails after extended use. The nails will become too hard and strong and eventually break. It is important to be conscious of the products you regularly use and be sure you monitor the nail condition from appointment to appointment.

What sorts of nail treatment products are most helpful for older hands?

Vartoughian: Moisture, moisture, moisture…it’s the key ingredient for the nails, skin, and hair. Choosing base coat treatment products with conditioners and water helps keep the nails flexible and healthy. We have a few products that treat this condition — Rejuvenation Basecoat for Dry Nails, Recovery Basecoat for Brittle Nails, and Bend Don’t Break, which keeps nails strong yet flexible. As I mentioned earlier, cuticle care is just as important; the added conditioning and moisturizing helps feed the matrix and allows for the new nail to grow in healthy.

What about restoring the natural nail after enhancements? What approach is best?

Vartoughian: I have learned over the years that it is best to treat the new nail growing in before removing the enhancements. This allows the client time to adjust during the transition. Sometimes if you remove enhancements entirely before beginning the natural nail restoration, it shocks the client as well as the nail and may take longer. Using our Restoration after acrylic/damaged nail base coat treatment, we treat the new nail growing in while trimming and managing the enhancement. The process should take approximately four weeks.

How have gel-polishes impacted consumers’ treatment needs?

Vartoughian: Gel-polishes have certainly impacted the nail industry and allowed consumers to have a manicure of convenience. I think the biggest impact for the client is everyone offers gel manicures but they don’t necessarily follow the proper protocols to apply and remove them. This causes much more damage to the nail and we are seeing many people shift from gels back to natural nail care. One of the key benefits of our GELeration line is that we come from a place of my natural nail philosophy. It is a gentle gel, but procedures must be followed to ensure damage-free nails.

Do you have an upcoming event? Are your nails in poor condition?

Please remember that your concerns sometimes can not all be addressed with one visit. Your nails may require weeks or even months of treatment prior to an event.

Call and book a manicure at least 3 months prior to your celebration to receive a full hand and nail consultation and treatment plan. 306 – 228 – 2808

Toxins in Your Cosmetics

Toxins…Toxins…Toxins…

TOXINS IN OUR COSMETICS AND SKIN CARE PRODUCTS THAT YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID

Toxins are absorbed by the skin by approximately 80%.  This may be from the cosmetics you wear, the lotion you apply to your body, to the hair spray that keeps our locks in place. 

Mineral cosmetics offer natural UV Protection. They are vegan, hypoallergenic, gluten , paraben and talc free, no artificial colors or fragrances.  No animals are used for testing and no toxic dyes.

Toxins are linked to Cancer and Alzheimer’s.  Sunrise Wellness Spa is VERY PROUD to carry the EMINENCE Skin Care and SST Cosmetics TOXIN FREE

Toxin list:

Parabens are used as preservatives. It controls the bacterial and fungal issues.  It can be found in shampoo, makeup, shaving gel, moisturizers, tooth paste, lubricants and in our food.  Parabens have been linked to breast cancer because it acts like estrogen and can help breast cancer cells grow.  Other words to look out for on labels are any word that ends in PARABEN such as ethylparaben.

Sodium Lauryl or Laureth Sulfate  is a foaming agent or surfactant.  It can be in bubble bath, lotions or creams used for cleaning.  It may cause cancer, skin and eye irritation.

Sulfates  are used in cosmetics and personal care products.  Check label if your allergic.

Propylene Glycol It is usually in bath products, hair care products, and personal care products.  Low doses is acceptable but high doses can damage your health.  Some may be allergic to it and cause inflamed skin.

1,4-Dioxane is a colorless liquid that produces suds in bubble bath, shampoo, or dish soap to name a few.  It has been banned in some parts of the world because of its possible carcinogenic and cancer causing properties.

Aluminum is in nearly every product on earth.  Food is packaged in in, it’s in our computers, our utensils, to aluminum foil in the kitchen.  In cosmetics it is in deodorant and antiperspirants know as Aluminum Oxide and Aluminum Hydroxide. Also used in some medicines and medical devices.  When in high doses the elements can penetrate the body and block sweat glands which can cause itching, dermatitis or acne.

Phthalates is in body wash, hair care products, colored cosmetics, fragranced lotions. vinyl flooring,  detergents and toys to name a few.  It has been linked to cancer.  The European Union has banned this chemical from its use in cosmetics.

Synthetic Colors  are used in hair dyes, makeup, and lipstick.  A known carcinogen is coal tar which most synthetic colors are made from.  If buying synthetic colors avoid if you can names like urea, diazolidinyl, petrolatum, propylene glycol, paraben and sulfate.  Numbered colors fall into the same category.

Benzalkonium Chloride is an organic salt used in fabric softener and laundry detergent.  In cosmetics it is used in defoliants, anti acne products, anti microbials and emulsifiers.  Shampoo, hand sanitizes, deodorant may also contain it.  It can cause extreme skin irritation and ocular toxicity.  If you are allergic to the chemical it can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.   Could cause impaired vision with long term usage.

Butylated Compounds (BHT, BHA) are preservatives.  They are used in food and cosmetics.  It is found in deodorants, lipsticks, sunscreen and perfume.   Health problems such as organ toxicity and endocrine disruption.   It has been linked to cancer by many health organizations.

Coal Tar is a by-product in a destructive distillation of bituminous coal.  It is in hair dye, soap, dandruff shampoo and some lotions.  Sometimes it is labelled under the name polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, impervotar, estar, benzin B70, KC261.  It has been linked to cancer and organ toxicity. 

Ethanolamine Compounds smells like ammonia.  It is found in hair conditioner, shampoo soap, waxes, mascara, sunscreen, eye shadow, eyeliners and perfumes.  Other names it goes by are monoethanolamine and 2-aminoethanol.  If label checking look for triethanolmine, diethanolamine, DEA, TEA, DEA-cytel phosphate, lauramide DEA, myristamide DEA, DEA oleth-3 phosphate, and oleamide DEA.  It has been labelled a human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program.

Formaldehyde is used in preventing mold from growing in water based products and spoiling them.  It can be in shampoo, baby soaps, nail polish, nail glue, hair gel and body wash.  It is a colorless gas and strong smelling.  It is also used in building materials.  It is absorbed through the skin and has been linked to several cases of cancer and skin allergies.  Formaldehyde releasers are used as antimicrobial preservatives to extend shelf life. 

Fragrance Chemicals are in perfumes and colognes.  These are usually sprayed on the skin so it is the easiest way for carcinogenic substances to enter the skin. 

Gluten is usually found in grain like wheat, rye, barley or oats. Some people have allergies to it, if so a person may experience diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomach pain, anemia or being extremely tired.  Just because a product is labelled Gluten Free it still may contain hydrolyzed vegetable protein or wheat protein, avena sativa, wheat germ and triticum aestivum.  Don’t be fooled by these names.

Lead is natural to the earth and is in plants soil, water and air.  If exposed for long periods of time it can be harmful to the body.  It may cause certain types of cancer, bone and joint pain, low sperm count, bone marrow damage, kidney damage, different digestive issues to name a few.  It is found in lipstick and makeup.  It can be fatal if used for long periods of time.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) its also called polyoxethylene or polyethylene oxide.  It is found in skin creams, toothpaste or lubricates for personal use and some food.  Some people may be allergic to it. 

Siloxanes  is made from silicon and oxygen and is also called cyclomethicones.  It can be found in  hair products,  antiperspirant, sunscreen, lotions, moisturizers and personal care products.  It is safe in very small doses but could be fatal in large doses.

Sunscreen Chemicals    avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, octisalate, homosalate, and octinozate are in sunscreens.  They reflect the sun’s ultra-violet radiation.  Prolonged usage may be toxic.  Oxybenzone may cause endometriosis in women and a lower sperm count in women.  Using a mineral sunscreen is always best because they contain zinc oxide which creates a barrier between the skin and the sun.

Synthetic Polymers    have thickening and emulsifying properties and are used in cosmetics and personal care products.  They are made in the body naturally but are now made by scientists.  Teflon, polyester, epoxy and polyethylene are synthetic and made from petroleum oil.  Plastic is derived from it. Carbomer and sodium polyacrylate are most common.  They may not be toxic but if they are contaminated by processing they could be toxic.

Toluene  is found in nail polish and hair dyes and is toxic.  It can cause headaches, dizziness and cracked skin if there is direct exposure.  Toluene can cause respiratory complications and reproductive damage if exposed to long periods.  Hair dressers are asked to wear masks when using these products to lower their risk. 

Triclosan  is antifungal and antibacterial which slows bacteria growth .  It is found in shaving cream toothpaste, deodorants, color cosmetics, liquid soap, and whitening products.  There was no evidence found by the Food and Drug Administration that soap with triclosan was better and more effective than plain soap and water.  There has been allergic reactions, disruption to the immune system and hormone disruptor have been reported.

 

 

 

 

 

Healing with Aromatherapy

AROMATHERAPY & ESSENTIAL OILS 

Essential Oils are effectively the immune system of the plant kingdom. They are commonly steam or water distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. There are various extraction methods, but whether these are obtained as oils, hydrosol, absolutes or CO2 extracts, they all contain the natural, aromatic and volatile plant oils used in Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy using volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for spiritual, psychological and physical well-being. Oils are typically inhaled or applied to the skin.

All of our products, with the exception of our 10-20% single notes, are natural, undiluted and of the highest quality. These concentrated oils must often be diluted with other natural ingredients such as cold-pressed carrier oils, jojoba, butters, waxes, sea salts and clays for dilution prior to application on the skin.

 

Our newest synergy is made with the Essential Oils of…Marjoram | Patchouli | Roman Chamomile | German Chamomile | Lemongrass | Tangerine | Peppermint | Ginger | Black Pepper | Cardamom | Fennel | Angelica Root

Tum-Ease is a therapeutic synergy formulated to alleviate digestive discomfort. May be helpful for cases of nausea, constipation, bloating and stomach ache.

It is comprised of 13 essential oils that have a special affinity for the digestive system. Due to the extensive amount of essential oils contained in Tum-Ease, it is able to address many stomach related issues.

HOW TO USE TUM-EASE

Tum-Ease can be applied topically to the skin.

Dilution: 5 drops of Tum-Ease Synergy to 5 ml of carrier oil, this will give you a more concentrated formula.

Massage onto abdomen in a clockwise direction, re-apply as needed.

For your convenience, you may also create a rollerball so it is handy wherever and whenever needed! Use the formula above as a guideline for dilution. Our rollerballs are 10 ml, so add 10 drops of Tum-Ease synergy and fill the rollerball with a carrier oil of your choice. We highly recommend Jojoba when making rollerballs as it never goes rancid the way vegetable oils do.

May your tummy be healthy and happy!

SAFETY

Tum-Ease is not advised for children or pregnant women. Those with epilepsy or kidney disease should avoid. Some of the oils in Tum-Ease may cause redness or irritation to the skin. In this case, dilute further or discontinue use.

Boldijarre Writes Back…

Eminence is great for our teens and is very effective. We have Clear and Calm skin lines to address specific skin types plus we carry Eight Greens which helps with hormonal issues.
Our Jenifer Deuchar was so pleased with the results, she wrote Boldijarre the President of the company to thank him.
Our regional representative Christel Salomon was overwhelmed that Boldijarre replied to her letter.

Eminence – Wear it over your makeup

The Game-Changing Way To Wear Eminence Organic Skin Care Over Makeup

December 22, 2016                                                                                             Written By: Alisha Whitley

It can be hard to find the time to look your absolute best. Luckily, some of your favorite Éminence products can be worn over makeup to refresh a faded, tired complexion. Add these skin care essentials to your beauty arsenal for a glowing, luminous look that will last all night long.

Targeted Care

Whether you struggle with problem skin, uneven skin tone or the visible signs of aging, Eminence targeted skin care is here to help. Formulated to deliver fast and effective results. Eminence  Clear Skin, Bright Skin and Firm Skin Targeted Treatments harness the power of potent actives fix pesky problem areas. Apply our Firm Skin Targeted Treatment over makeup for a tightening and lifting effect between events. Our Natural Retinol Alternative restores the look of elasticity, revealing smoother, younger looking skin.

Toniques & Facial Mists

Topping editors’ lists at Marie Claire, Allure and Glamour, facial mists are the perfect pick-me-up for a tired complexion. The best part? They refresh and revitalize the skin without messing with your makeup. Apply a spritz of our Wild Plum Tonique to give your fatigued complexion a wake-up call. The wild plum juice in this refreshing tonique brightens the skin’s appearance and soothes irritation, while salicylic acid sloughs off dead skin cells for a smoother looking surface. Keep it on hand while you’re on-the-go for a long-lasting, healthy glow.

Sun Defense Minerals

If retouching your makeup is a non-negotiable, avoid clogging your pores with heavy foundation. Instead, dust on Sun Defense Minerals – an ELLE and Vanity Fair favorite – across your cheeks and forehead for cake-free fix. With a silky matte finish, this translucent mineral powder provides even, barely-there coverage that will stay put past midnight.

Black Friday

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November 25           9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Just to give you a little hint of some deals.

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  • Nail Polish & Treatments                   50% OFF
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Invocation ~ First Nation’s Aromatherapy

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NATIVE ESSENCES   

Written By Aigle Bleu

birdFor native peoples of all the continents, the truths and realities of the world, whether spiritual or philosophical, lie within nature itself. They have been inscribed directly there by the primordial intelligence that we, descending from the First Nations of North America, call Great Spirit. Although various names are used depending on the culture or religious tradition, reference is always to the same Creative Intelligence. Invocations goal is to convey a philosophy and spirituality of life in balance and harmony with nature

 

blue-eageI chose to convey this ancestral wisdom through all the activities of my life. I have therefore written books, composed music and created the Native Essences, a specific form of First Nations aromatherapy. Two Native Essences have been developed to date: Chiiyaam and Miwahu.

miwahThe idea behind the creation of Chiiyaam came to me as I was helping First Nations patients from the Far North being treated in an intensive care unit. I had been called in as a First Nations’ medicine-man, but it was impossible for me to practice the traditional purification rites, since they imply the use of smoke (cedar, sage and sweet grass).

 

I therefore turned to essential oils, adding sweet grass extract and corn spirits to the white sage and Canadian cedar. The first blend turned out interesting but its smell was unpleasant. That is when I decided to train with a renown French perfumer – Michel Roudnitska – and an essential oils specialist – Mikaël Zayat. I was then able to work on creating an essence that would have a pleasant fragrance and be effective at the same time. I undertook a spiritual search as well: my creation had to qualify as an offering if it was to be equivalent to traditional smudging. I therefore included a ritual aspect to the manufacturing process. I call this encoding since it adds specific intentions to the liquid, such as “purification”, “protection”, “healing” and “inspiration”. The result was very satisfying and my essence seemed even more effective than traditional smudging.

I realized that it could be useful to many people. So I decided to add a purifying plant essence to the formula—one for each human type: lavender for the European type, frankincense for the African type and sandalwood for the Asian type. “Invocation’s Liquid Smudge”, now called Chiiyaam, was born!

Many therapists use Chiiyaam. Chiiyaam purifies the environment and people much like traditional smudging. To purify yourself, simply spray Chiiyaam onto the palms of your hands and move them, palms open towards you, around your body. To purify a room, spray Chiiyaam towards its four corners and, for an object, either spray it directly or use your hands, moving them around the object. Therapists have appreciated the power of its immediate effectiveness and the fact that it clears fast, leaving a light and very pleasant scent.

The story of Miwahu began a few years ago when the Liquid Smudge, now Chiiyaam, was still the only Invocation essence. It all started with a request from the ladies working in our offices for a more feminine Native Essence. I imagined using sweet grass as the main ingredient, and worked for nearly two years to select the plants that would harmonize with this sacred herb. The resulting fragrance, Grâces, turned out to be too expensive to produce. But I have high hopes that it will be available someday, and am now working on a counterpart for men.

Meanwhile, I turned to French high perfumery for help in manufacturing a decently priced Energizing Native Essence. Perfume master Michel Roudnitska was instrumental in the process of creating Miwahu to which I gave a few pointers in its final stages.

The selection of plants used creates a synergy that develops in time like a symphony. The top note, featuring bergamot and mandarin, is light, conveys enthusiasm and stimulates creativity. The middle note, or heart note, with clary sage and vetiver, is floral and slightly heady. It attracts beneficial energies and encourages them to remain. The base note is deeper and persistent. It features sweet grass, oak moss, cistus and vanilla.

I perform an ancestral First Nations ritual on each batch of Invocation’s Native Essence—for both Chiiyaam and Miwahu. This amplifies the properties as it confers the following encoding and intentions TO Miwahu: attracting beneficial energies, favorable circumstances, clarity and harmony.

The use of Miwahu complements that of Chiiyaam. Ideally, it is best to use Chiiyaam first, to appease, soothe and purify. It is immediately effective and soon clears. After a fifteen-minute wait, Miwahu can be used to foster dynamism, enthusiasm and creativity. It will come into effect gradually and its fragrance develops throughout the day when it is applied to clothes or directly on the skin.

Five other fragrances are now available; forming a series called The Five Elements. 5-elements

Peace, Joy and Love,

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