Beauty and Health Cooling Down Wednesday

Beauty_Health_Cooling_Down_Wed_BannerHave you been staying hydrated in this recent heat wave? In today’s practice we use Turmeric as an anti- inflammatory agent and grapefruit to purify. Together we have a facial mask recipe that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and nourished (without leaving Turmeric’s notorious color!)

Tonight after returning home from your day, take the opportunity to relax outdoors first. Go into your garden with a chair and spend a few moments sitting quietly. Look around. What do you notice? Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that you encounter. You may be surprised at what or who comes into your company after sitting for a certain length of time. Do you notice the songbirds or squirrels? Can you feel the warm evening breeze rolling in? Take a deep breath and unwind.

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Before entering your home, pause at the door and again practice showing appreciation for your personal sanctuary. This is your sacred place, where you can truly relax, feel safe and secure, and are always welcome.

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Start your Wednesday evening with the preparation of a good meal, and your beauty products. Enjoy the process of preparing food – food for your body and food for your skin. Our practice for tonight gives you an opportunity to counteract the heat accumulated in your skin from the day. Our recommended facial and skin mask is a unique blend of turmeric root, yogurt, fresh grapefruit juice and raw honey.

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RECIPE:

1 Tbsp – Scentsible Life facial mask

¼ tspn – Turmeric Root

½ Tbsp – Fresh Grapefruit juice

1 tspn – Spoon full of raw honey

1 tspn – Yogurt

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Begin your evening ritual by preparing your facial mask:

Take a bowl and squeeze ½ Tablespoon of fresh grapefruit juice into a bowl. Add  ¼ teaspoon of grated, fresh Turmeric root, and one teaspoon of yogurt. Mix well. Warm one teaspoon of honey and add to the yoghurt/Turmeric mixture. Blend well and then stir in the Scentsible Life Facial Mask.

After you have finished preparing the recipe, take a nice relaxing shower or a footbath (if you want to save water). Allow the water to wash away residual stresses from your day leaving you clean and clear in your mind and body. While you shower or soak feel appreciation for your body, the home for your spirit.

After your shower or your foot bath, apply the facial mask to your face and skin to invigorate and nourish your complexion. Allow the mask to set for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm to hot water. Complete your regimen with a facial massage with Scentsible Life’s Facial Oil and a spritz of our Hydrotone.

Enjoy this wonderful evening!

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Beauty and Health Earth Day Wednesday

Photos by Brett Doran

Photos by Brett Doran

Happy Earth Day!

It’s Beauty and Health Wednesday, an evening in the midst of the week, where we take a break, pamper and nourish ourselves with the Scentsible Life products and inspirations. Come on board and become part of a growing group of people who are taking the time to nurture themselves. If you do not have our products, you are welcome to give us a call at 310.699.7743, or order it on line at www.scentsiblelife.net.

The past few weeks we have posted different recipes, essential oils and meditations for a stress relieving evening. This week we are switching it up a bit to also include the body and the environment into our weekly practice.

When you come home take a moment to wait in front of your door before you enter.

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Take a deep breath and imagine entering a sacred space. Feel how good it feels to come home to your own personal sanctuary, where you can let your hair down, relax and unwind from daily activities. Step into your sanctuary and take a moment to be at home, sitting down enjoying a cup of hot water, letting your thoughts about work and the day go.

As your body begins to relax, start your Wednesday evening with the preparation of a good meal, and your beauty products. Enjoy the process of preparing food – food for your body and food for your skin.

Scentsible Life Food for Your Skin Recipes:

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Make enough of the cleansing powder so you can massage it all over your body. Here is a recipe that fits most body types. You can make more or less, keeping the proportions 1 part powder to 2 part fluids. Keep in mind, with our products, a little amount goes a long way.

1 Tablespoon Cleansing Powder
2 Tablespoon freshly pressed lemon juice

Facial Mask Recipe:

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1/2 teaspoon of warm honey
1 teaspoon of aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon of facial mask
2 drop of Lavender Essential Oil.
Add more facial mask if you like a more creamy consistency.

Light an aroma lamp with 2 drops of Lavender and place it in the area where you will be sitting or laying down while the facial mask dries.

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When you are done preparing your beauty products and your space is ready for you, begin the cleansing step.

With circular motion massage the cleanser into your face and body. While you massage your face and body, feel how your skin becomes cleaner, lighter and brighter. Then step into the shower. For a moment stand directly under the stream of water, allowing the water to wash away stresses and mind chatter. Then wash off the remaining cleanser.

Step out of the shower, dry your body with loving thoughts, full of appreciation and gratitude. Be thankful for your body that carries you through the day, through all the experiences, tasks, and ups and downs of life. Remember, your body is always there for you, strong and beautiful.

Keep your body warm, while you go on to the next step.

Apply the prepared facial mask to your face, feet and hands, put on socks for your feet and gloves for your hands. You may want to set a timer for 20 minutes.

While your mask is working on nurturing your face, hands and feet, become conscious of the aroma in the room. Sit or lay down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and inhale the aroma. Focus only on your breath and on loving thoughts toward yourself, and your loved ones. After a while begin to ponder what is important to you, and how you can make room to pay more attention to it.

After 20 minutes, slowly get up, rinsing off the mask with warm to hot water. While you apply the Scentsible Life Facial Oil and complete the treatment with a spritz of the Hydrotone, smile at yourself in the mirror, acknowledge how beautiful you are and feel what a great life you have.

Enjoy the rest of the evening with the renewed energy that flows in your body, mind and emotions.

Beauty – Health – Connection – Wednesday

Beauty_Health_Connection_WednesdayJoin us every week for beauty and health Wednesdays. Consistently participating with us will help you dissipate stress and anxiousness in the body, so you can live happier healthier, and feel more free within yourself.

Tonight at 7 pm (Pacific Time) after our Spa regimen we are going to light a candle.  Join us at 7 in sending out light and love to the world.  Together we can spread great energy into to world.  Let’s take great care of ourselves and send love to others.

Have a beautiful Wednesday.

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Lavender – Rosemary – Eucalyptus

Heading_For_Lavender_Eucalyptus_RosemaryLavender, Rosemary and Eucalyptus Essential Oils are all useful oils for a number of reasons. They provide amazing help for wound and burn healing (lavender), clearing respiratory congestion (Eucalyptus), boosting and strengthening the immune system (Rosemary), combating stress and depression (Lavender). Using them is very easy; you can inhale them straight from the bottle, anointing the chest area, or just adding a few drops into an aromatherapy diffuser.These simple methods can help you stay healthy and feel good.

Essential Oils can also enhance the quality of our lives by removing mental and emotional blockages, so we can go through our days with calm and clarity, enjoying paying attention to what is happening in the moment. Lavender, Rosemary and Eucalyptus essential oils help us to become more aware of what our bodies need, help to induce self-love, and help us feel true respect and love for others.

How to incorporate essential oils to your life in a safe, effective and beneficial way:

Many of us only know to choose essential oils based on symptoms that are felt in the moment. This is the most common error in using essential oils, as they don’t always work on symptoms. The oils work on the source of the symptom. When choosing essential oils based on symptoms alone, you may not experience the relief of the symptom. On the contrary the symptoms may be enhanced, highlighting the aches and pains, only to direct you into taking care of the source of the symptom. Finding the source may be difficult when you are already in pain. And, that is the reason why you should ask a trained, professional essential oil therapist. The therapist will help you choose the right essential oil for the source and the symptom of your discomfort.

Having said this, I would like to guide you into learning about how essential oils work with the Scentsible Life Lavender, Eucalyptus and Rosemary Essential oils and the following life-enhancing, preventative, and stress relieving treatments. Please follow the instructions and contact us if you have questions or need further guidance. We are here for you.

For chronic physical conditions:
Bring Lavender with you to work or wherever you go during the day. Add one drop onto a cotton ball, and place the scented cotton ball on your desk, or close to computers or other electronic devices.

Once a day for three days use Lavender in the foot bath before you go to sleep. Add 2 drops of Lavender and soak for 15 minutes. Afterward massage one drop each into the soles of the feet.
Do this treatment three days on, and three days off until the physical condition has changed.

Lacking self-esteem, self-confidence, self-love:
Bring Rosemary to work. Add 2 drops on to a cotton ball, and place the scented cotton ball on your desk, or close to computers or other electronic devices.
In the evening, shortly after you have returned home, take a Rosemary foot bath. Add 2 drops to a warm to hot foot bath, and soak for 15 minutes. Afterward massage one drop of Rosemary into the chest area.

This regimen is done every other day for two weeks. Changing self-esteem, self-confidence and finding self-love on our own is a bit more difficult, and you may need additional guidance.

Having troubles in relationships:
Bring Eucalyptus to work. Add 1 drop on to a cotton ball, and place the scented cotton ball on your desk, or close to computers or other electronic devices. In the evening, before you go to sleep take a foot bath. Add 3 drops of Eucalyptus to the foot bath and soak for 15 minutes. Afterward apply one drop to the solar plexus.
This regimen is done every day for one week on and one week off. Changing something in relationships on our own also might be a bit more difficult, and you may need additional guidance.

These treatments with the essential oils are relaxing and comforting. The changes in you and your physical body happen naturally, unassumingly, yet steadily and ongoing. You might want to journal your experience with the treatments, so you can see what changes.

Journal in the following manner:
Before you start and after you are done with the treatments describe as accurately as possible how you feel, what thoughts you had, etc. Avoid analyzing your experience. Keep track of what you do everyday, again without analyzing your activities.

Enjoy!

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Beauty and Health Wednesday

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I am so blessed having the loquat tree right in front of my house. This tree appeared in my garden about five years ago in form of a little leaf, looking like a weed. Now it is a tree taller than our house, bearing tons of fruit once a year. I recently discovered that the fruits and the leaves are a power house of nutrients and  can be used as a medicinal herb to support  improving vision, strengthening bones and teeth, improving skin health, helping with weight loss and even combating cancer.  Loquat is also a good source of essential minerals and acts as an anti-inflammatory.

No wonder I love this tree so much! That is why I wanted to share it with you. If you live in the Los Angeles area and don’t find loquats in your store come by and get some. Right now our tree is full of ripe fruits, and ready for smoothies and facial masks. Try this smoothie recipe as a delicious addition to your Beauty and Health Wednesday regimen. In a food processor blend loquats (peel off the loquat’s skin,  remove the seed and the membrane  – the seed is toxic and should not be consumed),  strawberries, blueberries, carrots, broccoli and banana.

Enjoy your regimen tonight, maybe with a friend, sharing the goodness and having a good time together.

As I have an abundance of this healthy fruit right now, we are making the loquat a part of our customized Aromatherapy Spa Facial massage.  Our facial massage restores and rejuvenates the skin.  The massage also helps clear the mind and emotions with the magic of  essential oils. Come and let us pamper you while you relax and forget all of your worries.  Call us at 310.699.7743 or book your appointment online.