Showing posts with label organic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label organic. Show all posts

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Head Off Dry Winter Skin Through Retail

In a perfect world, every client would be able to come see you on a regular schedule to address any and all skin concerns. Time and money get in the way of that so having seasonal "go to" retail products can be successful.  Depending on where you live, dry winter skin can be a challenge for many of your clients.

Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex - Remedy Reserve Mask makes an excellent addition to any retail line up. Aside from being awarded the best "5 Minute Complexion Makeover", this 100% natural mask is great for any skin type. From calming irritations to being touted as a great hangover recovery mask (perfect for holiday party season!) your clients can use this to maintain moisture levels between services and for repairing.

The size and packaging makes it great for gifts for family, friends, coworkers and makes a great travel companion for your on the go clients!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Combat the 4 S's- Sun, Smoke, Sugar, and Stress

My new favorite brand is Farmaesthetics! I am obsessed with their packaging paired with their overall effectiveness. Made with completely natural, organic ingredients for multiple uses! All come with both a professional and retail size, making it an easy for your services and retail!

This weeks favorite of mine is Farmaesthetics Hand to Heel Softening Salve
When I first saw this product I thought it would be great for feet, heels specifically. But this all natural salve has more uses and is not limited to just that!
Applications & Benefits:

  • Softens rough, dry elbows, knees and heels
  • Cuticle and nail- bed treatment
  • Callus softener
  • Useful on diabetic skin conditions, such as cracked hardened heels.
  • Relieves symptoms of eczema (on infants as well).
  • Softens dry, flaking "cradle cap" in infants.
  • Diaper salve for baby rashes
It protects and heals the effects of work, wear and tear, exposure to the elements, wounds, burns (even those produced by laser surgery), bruises, and eczema (including childhood and nervous onset). 

Calendula is a heady resinous marigold flower that contains potent active healing constituents. Nature's most unique compound, beeswax, provides germ killing protective barriers that lock in moisture. Lavender is added for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agents, as well as a soothing scent, and a settling effect on the skin and nervous system. Peppermint and Beta Carotene add additional building blocks for tissue rejuvenation. 



Friday, October 20, 2017

Product Of The Week: Alaskan Glacial Mud

Happy Friday!

This week, I'd like to spotlight Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud.

Mud is always in style in this industry, from facials masks to body wraps. As a massage therapist, after a few years in I decided to give offering various mud add-ons a shot. As a mobile therapist at the time, I thought I was nuts for just the thought of mobile mud! I was able to make it work for me, and my client response surprised the heck out of me! All of them wanted to try it. After the trial run, some alternated their massages with mud treatments.

Mud works.

Alaska Glacial mud works. Containing more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements to promote healthy skin cell regeneration, you may find clients requesting mud packages.

Raw Alaskan Glacial. The name says it all.
Straight from the Copper River Delta in Alaska, enriched with a special combination of certified organic and wildcrafted botanical extracts from the Pacific Northwest that are chosen for their moisturizing, skin-softening, and anti-aging and immunoprotective properties. Natural as natural gets.

Are your clients hesitant on mud treatments due to that lovely, mud smell?  You can choose vanilla lavender and lavender peppermint. The slight tingle from the peppermint feels amazing, in my opinion!

Available in back bar sizes in both premixed and powder, as well as a beautiful line of retail items.

If you're not ready to jump into the mud just yet, retailing is a great way to talk to your clients and gauge their response to mud.

See you next Friday for another product of the week!




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cold Season Help... for Retail

Have you heard about Farmaesthetics yet?

I cannot say enough about this brand! The client response is phenomenal!
Trade the preservatives, dyes, and fake fragrances for wholesome herbs, flowers, grains, and oils. Farmaesthetics professional and retail natural skin care incorporate the 100% pure, organic elements your clients crave and leave out the artificial ingredients for a refreshing change. Natural and effective skin care based on herbal traditions.

Easy to add to your menu, with a manageable number of products. Beautiful apothecary looks for retail boutiques.

Farmaesthetics is making the perfect elixir for this season and you can retail it!

Farmaesthetics Vapor Bath Elixir / 4 oz.
Farmaesthetics Vapor Bath Elixir is "a spa in a bottle", as it has been called, this vibrant green Vapor Bath Elixir is full of essential oils to warm the body and relax the mind. This chlorophyll-infused preparation will soften, purify, and deodorize the skin, while vaporous essential oils release to open congestion and relax tight or achy muscles. Use as a deep herbal soak to revitalize the entire system.

WHAT the Key Ingredients are and WHY they work
  • Chlorophyll: Known as liquid sunshine, liquid chlorophyll is nontoxic and soothing to body tissues when applied in an external bath.
  • Menthol: A soothing compound derived from the peppermint plant. If used in small amounts, menthol generates a cool heat, activated by the friction of "rubbing". 
  • Clove Essential Oil: Long used to treat fungal infections, the kind that impact nail beds, cuticles, and feet, clove is an antibacterial as well. It has powerful local antiseptic and mild anesthetic actions was known as a decongestant and inhalation for colds. It is less known but highly valued for its bactericidal and antiviral action. It not only relieves nasal congestion but also is known to actually inhibit the proliferation of the cold virus. In massage, it is relieving to muscular aches and pains.
  • Lavender Essential Oil: It stimulates and rejuvenates the skin and restores the skin's natural balance in oil production. It also stimulates sore, exhausted muscles and soothes the nerves, while acting as an aromatic astringent.
  • Geranium Essential Oil: Oil derived from the geranium flower. Like virtually all the flower oils, it is an antidepressant and antiseptic and is valued for its astringent and antiseptic properties. 
  • White Camphor Essential Oil: Known for its value in treating colds, chills, and inflammatory complaints, it relieves skin irritation. In cases of nervous excitement, it has a soothing and quieting result
  • Glutamate (aclyglutamate): A delicate cleansing agent derived from natural sugar cane; adds the slip to the preparations as well as the gentle action of removing excess oil. 
  • Vegetable Glycerin: Used as a humectant, it actually attracts moisture from the air and binds it to the skin's surface. It also provides a protective barrier on the skin so as to retain its moisture.

Farmaesthetics Deep Lavender Rub / 4 oz.
Voted "Favorite Product" by Spa Magazine beauty editors and "Best in New England" by Yankee Magazine, this herbal ode to Vicks® Vapo Rub® is a deep comfort rub that utilizes the heat-producing essential oils of ginger, rosemary, and eucalyptus to relax and release upper respiratory tightness due to colds, allergies, stress, or asthma. It is also an excellent lineament for stiff or strained muscles due to overexertion or inactivity (both extremes can yield sore muscles). Deep Lavender Rub is a powerful preparation that is gentle enough for a child.

Purpose:
Deep Heat Comfort Rub for relieving upper respiratory tightness due to colds or allergies. Apply to chest or neck area, then cover with a warm towel to super-charge effects of the essential oils and herbs, to relax tension and aid in a good night's sleep.

Sinus Relief by opening nasal passages. As essential vapors are released and inhaled, there is an "opening" of the sinuses, helping relieve stuffiness and easing mental tension and headache. The releasing heat of our herbal rub will help increase circulation and blood flow to the face, and this is excellent for optimizing a healthy complexion.

Muscular Massage is greatly enhanced by using Deep Lavender Rub, not only for the aroma therapeutic qualities of Ginger, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Rosemary, but also for their ability to penetrate muscle tissue and relax tension from a range of conditions like flu, illness, or sports.

Hand and Foot Treatments are all the better when enhanced with Deep Lavender Rub. Whether its a hand and foot massage you give yourself at the end of a long day or one administered to someone in need of TLC, applying a small amount of Deep Lavender Rub with massage, to soles and palms, will super-charge the healing benefits of the treatment. (Did you know that the soles of the feet and palms are the most vulnerable areas of the body for taking in herbal constituents?) Wrapping hands or feet in warm towels after application, will further soften skin and maximize the relaxation response.

Key Ingredients:
  • Sweet Almond: It stimulates and rejuvenates the skin and restores the skin's natural balance in oil production. It also stimulates sore, exhausted muscles and soothes the nerves, while acting as an aromatic astringent.
  • Ginger Essential Oil: One of the best of the heat producing essential oils - known to stimulate and increase circulation.
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Best known as a decongestant and inhalation for colds. It is less known but highly valued for its bactericidal and antiviral action. 
  • Rosemary Essential Oil: Another of the heat producing oils, chosen for its ability to stimulate the nervous system and to increase circulation when used in conjunction with massage. Used in an upper body massage or in steam inhalation, the oil has the ability to "clear the head". 
  • Peppermint Essential Oil: Cools the skin. Relieves the discomforts of heat rash. Reduces the itch and sting of insect bites. 
Incorporate into your treatments and retail for fall and winter! 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Oh Honey, Honey

Honey is unlike any other ingredient in nature and has yet to be synthesized in a chemistry lab! This rich, wonderfully scented Midnight Honey Bath and Beauty Oil is an inspired preparation --true, elegant, and complex in its ability to deeply condition the skin, while restoring suppleness and unleashing the senses.

NEW! Farmaesthetics Bath and Beauty Oil - Midnight Honey / 7 oz.

INSPIRATION:
Nature's most mysterious elixir... honey is unlike any other ingredient in nature and has yet to be synthesized in a chemistry lab! Farmaesthetics' richly round, darkly-scented Midnight Honey Bath and Beauty Oil, is an inspired preparation – true, elegant, and complex in its ability to deeply condition the skin, while restoring suppleness and unleashing the senses. Use in massage, bath, shower, or as a beauty oil for spot treating dry or patchy areas of skin. Apply after bathing when body is still damp, to wrap the skin in rich, warm moisture. (For external use only even though it smells good enough to eat!)

Arnica:
Arnica is highly regarded in herbalism for its ability to diminish bruising and swelling in skin tissue. Arnica has a complex chemistry, but simply put, the herb works to affect the blood vessels so that there is rapid reduction of inflammation, the kind associated with injured tissue. A capful used in external massage or in a warm bath soak, is a simple, effective way to introduce Arnica into the system, while at the same time conditioning the skin & improving circulation. Dermatologists are now recognizing the many benefits of Arnica for patients following laser or plastic surgery.

Applications & Benefits:
Luscious, herbal massage oil for moisturizing and conditioning the whole body complexion.
Luxurious and emollient when used in the bath or applied after shower as body oil.
Great for use in full body massage, having lots of "slip" for easy application and a heady honey scent that releases with friction of massage.
Best applied on damp, warm skin.
Soy has the added benefits of phytoestrogens, said to have balancing effects on irregular hormonal activities.

AS USED IN PROFESSIONAL TREATMENTS:

  • Use as a deep conditioning massage oil for body.
  • Use in Farmaesthetics Cornmeal Scrub treatments.
  • Use in bath to release emollient benefits of soy oil and honey absolute.

Key Ingredients:
Soy Oil: One of the high-grade, cosmetic grade carrier oils. Especially chosen for its softening, uncomplicated chemistry... light enough for massage, yet safe for those with nut allergies. Very emollient and soothing to the skin.
Honey Absolute: Whether in absolute form, used for its rich round scent to "perfume" preparations, or used in its whole form to soften and soothe the skin, honey is nature's most mysterious ingredient. It holds constituents that help heal the skin, protect against infection, and soften and even the complexion to achieve a healthy "glow".
Vitamin E: Used to stabilize all of Farmaesthetics natural non-aqueous formulations. Benefits in restoring skin's elasticity. Assists in healing scars and preventing stretch marks in skin that is being stretched from pregnancy or weight gain.
Ingredients:
Sweet soy oil*, honey absolute and vitamin E (certified organic ingredients*)

Farmaesthetics products are 100% natural, contain certified organic ingredients as indicated, are hypo-allergenic, non-irritating & dermatological tested, with a certified shelf-life of 2 years from the date of opening. No animal testing.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Farm to Face with Farmaesthetics!

We've introduced a new skincare line this week made of natural ingredients, with fabulous results!
Check out Farmaesthetics

Farmaesthetics products are 100% natural, contain certified organic ingredients as indicated, are hypo-allergenic, non-irritating & dermatological tested, with a certified shelf-life of 2 years from the date of opening. No animal testing.

Farmaesthics even offers varieties of samples for both you and your clients! This way you can test out the products before adding a new brand to your menu or retail!

Farmaesthetics Sample Set / 20 Piece
Clients will be more likely to purchase Farmaesthetics 100% natural products for face, body, and bath after they try these individual giveaways.
Sampler includes:                                                  

  • Nourishing Lavender 
  • Milk Fine Herbal Cleanser
  • Pure Complexion Tonic
  • Sweet Soy Oils (various) 
  • Sweet Facial Exfoliants (various)



Sample-sized products arrive individually wrapped in white tissue paper, packed in small ivory gift box with brochure and Farmaesthetics Sustainable Beauty® sticker. 

CONTENTS:
  • Nourishing Lavender Milk™ (.50 oz. plastic bottle)
  • Fine Herbal Cleanser™ (.50 oz. plastic bottle)
  • Sweet Milk and Lavender Bud Facial Exfoliate(.50 oz. glass jar)  
  • Midnight Honey Bath and Beauty Oil (.50 oz. plastic bottle)

Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex - Remedy Reserve Mask / Sampler Pack / 5 Piece
This 5 piece sampler provides your clients with a pure Farmaesthetics experience via a one-time application of the Herbal Hydration Complex Remedy Reserve Mask. An Earth Day Beauty Award Winner for "Best 5-Minute Complexion Makeover", our Herbal Hydration Complex is an advanced, preventative, high level treatment mask (somewhere between a luscious mousse and a cooling gel) to restore, support and maintain proper moisture levels, while eliminating excess oil and boosting skin's defense mechanisms against environmental damage. Use when skin is inflamed, irritated or imbalanced, or simply to treat skin to a calming, beautifying natural reprieve while bathing tissue in healing herbal moisture. Organic aloe, soy oil, and chlorophyll help preserve essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to rectify imbalances, fight free radicals, and nourish tender tissue. 

Applications & Benefits:
  • Reduces inflammation and redness
  • Restores sunburned, over exposed, or inflamed skin to its natural state of balance
  • Great for all skin conditions including rosacea, acne, dehydrated, over exposed, mature, weathered & sun damaged skin
  • Perfect mask for use in maintenance regimen as well as a reparative treatment
  • Secret customer tip - "best hangover recovery mask ever!"
Ingredients:
  • Shea Butter                                                                     
  • Natural Beeswax
  • Soybean Oil
  • Witch Hazel
  • L-Argenine
  • Natural Lactic Acid (from fermented sugarcane)
  • Chlorophyll
  • Oatmeal
  • Aloe Vera
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Peppermint 
  •  Lavender Essential Oil

Explore the possibilities of fine herbal facial and skin care from the farm in your spa or salon with Farmaesthetics® Trial Kit. This kit includes individually wrapped, travel-sized products that allow you to sample Farmaesthetics® without exceeding your budget. Limit one per spa. 
CONTENTS: 
  • Nourishing Lavender Milk™ (retail size) 
  • Lip Softener™ (retail size)
  • Hand to Heel Softening Salve (retail size)
  • Nourishing Herbal Cream™ (0.5 oz. travel size glass jar)
  • Sweet Milk & Lavender Bud Facial Exfoliate(1 oz. travel size glass jar)
  • Deep Lavender Rub™ (0.5 oz. travel size glass jar)
  • Sweet Soy & Lavender Oil (1fl. oz. travel size glass bottle)
  • Yellow Cornmeal & Lavender Bud Body Scrub (2 oz. glass jar)
  • Cool Aloe Mist (1 fl. oz. cobalt glass travel size bottle with fine mist sprayer)
  • Fine Herbal Cleanser™ (1 fl. oz. travel size in glass bottle with pump) 
Get your trial pack today and see what the hype is all about!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Yes, We Do Have Organic Wax!

Have your clients been asking about more organic and natural treatment options?

L'ORBETTE 14 oz. Liquid Organic Wax is a naturally light and thin wax derived from natural resins and purified alcohols.


Details:

  • Fragrance Free
  • Safe and easy
  • Natural, organic and pure
  • Gentle and economical
  • Will never change color or consistency
  • Can be reheated again and again
  • 14 oz. jar




Do you have clients with sensitive skin who also want an organic wax treatment? We've got you covered with L'ORBETTE Azulene Organic Wax / 14 oz. This great product soothes the skin and reduces redness. Gently and effectively removes unwanted hair. Fragrance-free.

Be sure to check out all things organic on our ORGANIC SPA
page on PURESPADIRECT.COM!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Prefer Organic? Come On Over For Organic Cotton!

Looking for even more ways to go organic? How about your daily cotton supplies? Yep, that's right! Disposable organic cotton!

Cotton rounds, cotton balls and cotton swabs - all organic!

Take a look at all the organic cotton products here! You GOTS to have it! ;)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Add This Organic Oil for Your Manicures and Pedicures!

Looking to incorporate organic products into you Mani and Pedi treatments?  Take a look at the Earthly Body Miracle Oil!



EARTHLY BODY Miracle Oil is a 100%-natural antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal that moisturizes as it heals with antioxidants. 

Tea tree, hemp seed, & vitamin E oil blend is an all natural antifungal & antibacterial treatment for skin ailments...from damaged cuticles, nail fungus, cuts, piercing, tattoos, and skin rashes. Earthly Body uses natural ingredients - no petroleum or mineral oils. Products are 100% Vegan, drug-free and cruelty-free.


Great for:

  • Minor skin irritation
  • Dry feet and heels
  • Shave bumps
  • Waxing irritation
  • Nails and cuticles
  • Scar and Stretch mark reductions
  • And may more uses!
With all the popularity organic products doubled with fantastic reviews and success rates, this is truly a no-brainer!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Essential Oil: Spolight on Organic Lavender

The popularity of essential oils is on the rise. Most estheticians and massage therapists have incorporated them into their treatments. Retailing them is simple, and an extra perk for your clients.

Today I want to tell you a little bit about Lavender Essential Oil, specifically
ESS® Organic Lavender High Altitude

Lavender grows at 600-1200 m altitude. The best plants, grown at 1200 m, are used to produce this exceptionally fine, high-quality Lavender. The plants for this oil are grown in the Italian Alps, near the French border. Unlike many other lavenders that have a "boiled" odor, it has a wonderfully fresh aroma, reminiscent of lavender growing wild or in gardens. Lavender is the most widely used essential oil in aromatherapy, particularly for its relaxing properties. 10 ml.

This oil has been certified as organic by the Soil Association, which means you can trace every single ingredient back to the farm where it was organically grown. Each oil is unique and fully certified to give you the highest quality possible.


Ingredients:
This is a natural Essential Oil produced by steam distillation of the bio-mass of Lavender flowers and consists of Terpenes, Terpene alcohols, and Esters - principally Linalyl Acetate.

13 Surprising Benfits of Lavender Essential Oils
  • Bug repellent
  • Sleep
  • Nervous system (migraines, headaches, depression)
  • Acne
  • Pain Relief
  • Urine Flow
  • Respiratory Disorders 
  • Hair Care
  • Cancer 
  • Blood Circulation
  • Digestion
  • Immunity
  • Skin Care
Find a huge selection of organic essential oils by Ess here, both for professional use and to retail!


Friday, April 7, 2017

At-Home Mud Mask Your Clients Will Love

Are your clients crazy about organic treatments? Looking for a new product to retail? Look no further, try Alaska Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Mud Masque - Relaxing Vanilla & Lavender.

Exfoliates, detoxifies, softens and nourishes skin. Formulated for the face, suitable for the hands, body and feet. Gentle and balanced for all skin types. Laboratory-tested, allergy-free, does not cause irritation.

BENEFITS:
Our glacial masque detoxifies, exfoliates and softens skin wh
ile more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements promote healthy skin cell regeneration. Gentle and balanced for all skin types. Human-tested, allergy-free, does not cause irritation.

GREEN:
Wild & certified organic ingredients. No synthetic fragrances, colors or fillers. No propylene glycol, no phthalates and paraben-free. No animal by-products or testing. Sustainably hand-carved glacial mud. 10% profits donated to wilderness preservation, habitat restoration, environmental defense and education in the Copper River Watershed.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
For all skin types. Apply an even layer of mud with facial brush or fingers. Allow 15 minutes to dry. Rinse with warm wash cloth and water. Use once per week for normal-dry skin and up to 4 times per week for oily skin. CAUTION: We recommend patch testing. In the unlikely event of a negative reaction, discontinue use, for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.

Wow the clients by using Alaska Glacial Mud Mask during their treatment. Then wow them a second time by letting them know they can buy the mask! Who wouldn't want an at home spa treatment??

Friday, December 16, 2016

January Is National Oatmeal Month!

I love reading all of the fun 'national month/day of' for each month, some of them are pretty out there! For us and your clients, it's all about calming oatmeal!

Oats/oatmeal is awesome for calming dry, irritated skin. From oatmeal scrubs to baths, there's something for everyone!

For making your own fresh masks and scrubs, take a look at Organic OatsOat Straw Cut and Oatmeal Powder.  Check out some poultice bags to make oatmeal baths for some relaxing comfort!

Friday, November 25, 2016

An Indulgent Wintery Scrub!


The combination of Peppermint and Chocolate is extremely indulgent, and I'm sure many of your clients would agree! It's a delicious combination, and perfect for the winter season. If you're looking for a new, seasonal scent to bring into your spa for the winter, our Soothing Touch Chocolate Peppermint Brown Sugar Scrub smells amazing! It's a delicious blend of chocolate mixed with peppermint, and it's formulated with 100% organic brown sugar. This scrub gently exfoliates skin, while maintaining moisture. It's a truly indulgent experience, and your clients will love the way this scrub feels (and smells) against their skin! Get it just in time for the winter months ahead!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Go Green For Earth Month In April!

April is National Earth Month, many people celebrate all month long, while some celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

If you're planning on participating, here are some of our most popular "Green" and more natural, and products that have awesome natural ingredients that always fly out of the warehouse in anticipation for the event!




Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud - this stuff is amazing, there's no other way to put it. The most mineral rich mud on the market today! Great for masks, body treatments, mani/pedi and retailing.

Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula - to date, our best selling scrub for use in services AND retailing. Leaves the skin ridiculously soft and smooth - your clients will be amazed!

Eco-Fin - 100% natural, cost effective (perfect add on treatment!), simple to use and scents for every occasion!

Pink Himalayan Salt  - amazing for hydrotherapy and scrubs!

Plant & Vegetable Collagen Masks

Wet Brush - Naturals Collection

Massage Flame Candles - a unique idea to surprise your clients!

Vegan Massage Lotion/Cream

The Spa Pantry line is awesome for creating your own masks, scrubs, etc. Definitely worth checking out especially for Earth Month!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Minty Fresh Gift for your Male Clientele!

Who says lip balm is only for women? I'm sure your male clients come into your spa with dry and cracked lips looking for a remedy, especially this time of year. Looking for a male friendly lip balm to retail? Look no further! Our Lucky Tiger Premium Peppermint Lip Balm is the perfect product to keep their lips soft and moisturized all winter long! It's an all natural lip balm made with organic ingredients to hydrate lips during the harsh winter months. It's also enhanced with  natural peppermint flavor for a minty fresh sensation. With the holidays here next week, these little balms make perfect stocking stuffers. I love the packaging, and I'm sure you'll clients will love the way their lips feel!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rub A Dub Dub, What's Trending In The Bathtub!

Everyone (in theory) uses soap whether for their hands, face or body. The effects of harsh chemical-laden city waters combined with drug store bars of soap are stripping your client's skin -- as you're well aware of. I just read an article on all natural soaps being on the rise as clients are more concerned with their overall health.

Aside from having a quality selection of nourishing soaps in your retail line, it is important to consider the scents, essential oils and the effects of the ingredients on the skin. It's also to keep in mind popular scents, and having a few unique ones on hand for those clients who like the non-trendy things.  Here are some of the most popular natural retail soaps that are always in high demand.



Take a look at some of the other cleanser options as well!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Nature's Botox: Emu Oil

Although not entirely mainstream just yet, did you know that emu oil has a plethora of health and beautifying benefits ? Sounds obscure, I know, but I was inspired to write about the lovely benefits of this miracle oil after seeing a sign on a health food store in my city that deemed 'Emu Oil is Nature's Botox.' I did research, read some articles, and came to the conclusion that this could be next in line to coconut oil which is currently my favorite beautifying oil. Sounds promising if you ask me! What (or who?!) is an emu, you ask? If you didn't know, an emu is actually a bird that can grow up to six feet tall and is native to the land down under of Australia. For quite an odd looking bird, (picture a goofy looking gigantic ostrich!), the oil they produce is magical to say the least! You can definitely add a unique skin care service to your spa for your clients who are looking to rejuvenate their skin. Check out some of emu oil's health benefits below!




  • Filled with Vitamin A and Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, emu oil can help to repair skin damage through antioxidant properties.
  • Why is it called nature's botox? High in oleic acid, this can help to regenerate skin cells and prevent wrinkles.
  • Leave your client's skin feeling super soft with emu oil, as it contains sapogens which are natural skin softeners.
  • Some evidence based clinical trials have even confirmed that emu oil acts as an anti-inflammatory which can be effective for irritated skin.
  • It can also be effective as a moisturizer when applied topically. 

We carry pure emu oil at Pure Spa Direct which you can incorporate into your spa's services! Use it during facial treatments, or even use our Organic Emu Massage Lotion during massage services as well. Change up your menu and get your client's hooked on this beautifying oil!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It's Common Scents...First Impressions Are Everything!

When you enter a room, what's the first thing you notice? It's usually the scent. According to an article I read, smell is the most sensitive of the senses. People can remember smells with 65% accuracy after a year, while visual recall is about 50% after three months. Crazy how that works, right! If you really want your spa to stand out, why not liven up your client's senses with room spray. Not sure where to begin? We have a great light called Pure Light that carries organic room sprays. You can even use them on linens to freshen up your sheets! Make your rooms memorable by having a different scent in each room! Check out my top 3 scents below:



Rainforest is a beautiful, sweet earthy scent, beginning with a base of European black pine and wild berries. Woody tonka bean and cedarwood gently unfold with a touch of rose and a sprinkle of cinnamon to complete this unique all-natural harmony. It's a great scent for fall which is rapidly approaching!










Aloha is a sumptuous blend of tropical mojo. Sun-drenched fruits and flowers create an ambiance of warmth with this aromatic masterpiece. This scent might immediately make your clients feel like their on a vacation in the tropics!











Zen Garden is smooth and sophisticated with a delicate blend of aloe and green tea. Make your clients feel like they're in a relaxing Japanese Garden with this spray!





Pure Light also has candles in the same scents that are 100% natural and made with an exclusive blend of certified organic coconut wax, pure essential oils, and a textile grade cotton wick. They’re biodegradable, soot-free, clean burning, and hand poured in the USA! Make your clients remember your spa by its scent with these lovely, natural aromas.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Organic Massage Oil And Vegan Lotion!

It's great to see so many companies adding in more organic, natural and even vegan products! I get excited every time we add a new one. I was super excited to see the new certified organic massage oil and vegan lotion.

I speak with clients every day who are concerned with the ingredients they are using on themselves and their clients. Sacred Earth has always had a strong line of products and this is a great addition!

The oils are USDA certified and concentrated so you don't need a lot to go a long way! They are also a lighter oil that allows you to do effleurage and deep work which is always nice.

The vegan lotions are  certified by the Vegan Awareness Foundation (Vegan Action) and contain USDA NOP Certified ingredients. Hypo-allergenic and full of organic polyunsaturated oils and organic botanical extracts this is sure to become a favorite!

Check them all out!

Sacred Earth Certified Organic Oils
Sacred Earth Vegan Lotion

Be sure to have the certified organic arnica salve and muscle rub on hand as well. Great for use in services and even better for retail!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Yummy Skincare! The Beautifying Benefits of Cocoa Butter

Looking for a skincare product that's so delicious you kind of just want to eat it? I'm sure your clients are too, and while I definitely do not recommend eating our cocoa butter products right out of the jar (please don't), I have a great list of its beautifying benefits that will make your clients keep coming back for seconds (to put on their skin, of course).

Cocoa butter is made from whole cocoa beans that are fermented, roasted, and then separated from their hulls. The remaining residue is.. voila.. cocoa butter! Check out some of the beautifying benefits of cocoa butter below as well as products we have for your spa that your clients will love!

Hydrating


Due to its fatty acid and nutrient content, cocoa butter is great for moisturizing dry skin and keeping it that way. Are you in need of a new retail product you can suggest to your clients? You should try out our Queen Helene Cocoa Face and Body Butter Cream! Aside form the attractive packaging, your clients will fall in love with the way it smells and makes their skin feel!





Soothing


Cocoa butter is known for its healing properties because it's so rich in nutrients. It can be helpful for your clients with irritated skin or even eczema. Try adding some cocoa butter into your next facial! Our Cocoa Butter Facial Scrub by Queen Helene is a great exfoliate to incorporate into your skin services (I told you their packaging was cute)!





Healing

The healing properties of cocoa butter are amazing! Due to its high antioxidant content, cocoa butter has the ability to greatly reduce the appearance of scars, minor scratches, and even stretch marks. 

Healthy Hair



It's not just for your skin, either! Cocoa butter is hydrating for dry and damaged hair, and it's also great for strengthening it. Incorporate a Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment into your salon services using our Organic Pure Cocoa Butter. Your clients will appreciate the scent, as well as their new, healthy hair.