Beauty and Health Wednesday

Beauty_Health_Wednesday_July_8_15Wednesday evenings at Scentsible Life are dedicated to taking time out of our busy schedule to stop, relax, have a little fun and take care of ourselves. It has quickly become part of our regular lives, and we are seeing the benefits of our weekly rituals. We have noticed that we have more energy throughout the week and we are not as tired when the weekend rolls around. Another benefit is our skin is looking much healthier. We are really enjoying it and we encourage you to participate with us. As we often state, in our busy lives, it is vitally important to dedicate time to relax, nurture and pamper ourselves. Beauty treatments combined with relaxation are a great way to release stress, allow mind chatter to dissipate and boost the immune system.

Today we are excited to introduce a treatment with coconut, rice and brown sugar.

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Here are the ingredients you will need for this week’s Beauty and Health Wednesday.
Scentsible Life Skin Care Kit (cleansing powder, facial oil and hydrotone)
Scentsible Life Facial Mask
Shredded organic coconut
Organic brown sugar
Organic brown rice
Aloe Gel
(You can find these ingredients in health food stores. Maybe you too grow your own Aloe Vera.
Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Gemstones (optional)

Facial Mask Recipe:
1 teaspoon ground coconut flakes
1 teaspoon ground brown rice
1 teaspoon ground brown sugar
1 teaspoon Scentsible Life Facial Mask
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tablespoon Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Elixir or just plain water

Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Elixir:
Select 1 Rose Quartz and 1 Aquamarine gemstone
Place the stones into 8 fl oz of pure spring or distilled water
Let the stones sit in the water overnight

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Let’s begin our Wednesday Ritual:

Tonight, when you get home, pause outside of your door and wait until you feel calm before you enter.

Here is a simple breathing technique which may help you:
Sit or stand in front of your home, close your eyes, paying attention to your breath.
Slowly change your breath and count 9 on the inhale, hold your breath to the count of 9 and then exhale on the count of 9.

Do this breathing exercise till you feel calm and you are no longer thinking about your day and all other mind chatter has dissipated.This exercise can sometimes take five minutes or longer.

Be patient, it is worth it! Once you have done this, you have already brought relaxation to your body 🙂

When you are calm, enter your home feeling how great it is to come back to your own sanctuary, where you can be yourself, where there are no demands and no obligations.

Now get your skin care products and a “quiet time” space ready. Maybe you want to eat before you start this regimen tonight. Or you may prepare a meal that you can enjoy during the ritual. Allow yourself to make the ritual your own.

I recommend starting with a shower so the water can act as an additional helper to wash away the stresses of the day. When you are ready, cleanse your face and body with the Scentsible Life Cleansing Powder. Afterward, step out of the shower and apply the facial mask.

Sit quietly in your dedicated area, close your eyes and enjoy the quietness in your home. Appreciate your home and feel how it provides you with safety and nurturing. Relax and let the mask stay on your face for at least 20 minutes before you rinse it off.

Next, apply the Facial Oil with gentle circular movements. Finish up with a spritz of Hydrotone. Pat the moisture into the skin. That’s it! A few simple steps to feel relaxed and refreshed. Enjoy!

 

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Beauty and Health Wednesday

Beauty_Health_Wednesday_July_1_2015Argentinian Salt and Uruguayan Olive Oil will be the stars of  today’s Beauty and Health Wednesday.

Here are the recipes:

For the shower: Salt Body Scrub

  • 2 Tbsp Salt from the salt flats in Argentina
  • 2 Tbsp Scentsible Life Cleansing Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Uruguay
  • 2 drops of Scentsible Life Ruby Red Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • and a bit of warm water to form a creamy consistency you like

For the Steam Inhalation:

  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 2 drops of Scentsible Life Tea Tree Essential Oil

For the Foot Bath:

  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 2 drops of Scentsible Life Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 2 drops of Scentsible Life Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil

For the Facial:

  • 1 tsp Scentsible Life Facial Mask
  • 1 Tbsp. Yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 drop Scentsible Life Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Scentsible Life Lavender Essential Oil

Tonight, when you return home from a wonderful day, take  time to sit quietly in your favorite place in your home before you start your evening. Be creative with your quiet time. Maybe you want to do a short meditation in your garden, walk through your home with a feeling of appreciation in your heart, or just sit in your favorite place, closing your eyes and let your thoughts wander.

After your quiet time prepare your beauty recipes, and your space where you can sit back and relax, while you soak in the foot bath.

Now begin your regimen. Step into the shower, bringing with you the salt scrub mixture. Let the water run over you for a few minutes, washing away thoughts and feelings about your day, so that your mind and energy can refresh. Then begin to massage the salt scrub mixture into your body from the legs upward. Take your time. It feels wonderful to gently exfoliate your skin. Thoroughly rinse off the salt scrub.

After the shower, continue with cleansing your face with the Scentsible Life Cleansing Powder. Today, before you put on your mask, you give yourself an additional steam inhalation. Boil water in a sauce pan, add the salt and the Tea Tree essential oil. Cover your head with a towel and keep your face 2 inches away from the water, so not to burn yourself. Inhale this mixture for five minutes. Apply the facial mask and step into your foot bath with salt, olive oil and the essential oils, relaxing for at least 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, wash off the facial mask, and treat your face and feet with the Scentible Life Facial Oil massage. Finish your regimen with a spritz of the Scentsible Life Hydrotone.

Enjoy this relaxing, detoxing and rejuvenating Beauty and Health Wednesday regimen.

Beauty and Health Wednesday

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Tonight we will be broadcasting our Beauty and Health Evening live on a Google+ Hangout.

Our Beauty and Health Wednesdays are dedicated to relaxation from the stress of daily life.  We invite you to take time out and forget about all of your demands and obligations for a little while.

Join us for an enjoyable evening as we go over the benefits of using all natural skin care to take care of and rejuvenate your skin. We strive to make this a spa like experience so it is fun and relaxing for all.  Take a break with us this Wednesday evening and connect with like minded people while you are nurtured with our all natural skin care line, fresh facial masks and essential oils. We look forward to seeing you!

If you would like to join us please call us at 310.699.7743 for directions.

Beauty and Health Social Wednesday

Beauty_Health_Social_Wed_BannerIn a few days we celebrate Mother’s Day and today’s Beauty and Health Wednesday can be a great way to get ready for the special occasion. Let’s celebrate the beauty and the sacredness of moms through nurturing and loving each other and living this Mother’s Day.

With this in mind, please join us tonight for Health and Beauty Wednesday at Scentsible Life.  Tonight we will offer fresh face care, featuring our freshly made cream and our skin care products.  We are looking forward to having a social event in honor of mothers where we can have fun and take care and nurture ourselves at the same time! 🙂

Health and Beauty Wednesday starts at 7 pm at Scentsible Life Center in Los Angeles.

This is a free event!  If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling  310.699.7743 or emailing info@scentsiblelife.net.

If you live out of the area, and would like to have inspirations for a spa health and beauty evening, visit one of our prior Beauty and Health Wednesday posts.  If you would like to get to know us in person, and you live out of the greater Los Angeles area, we are arranging a google hang out for our next Beauty and Health Wednesday. We look forward to meeting you!

Scentsibe Life Skin Care Products:

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Our basic facial care kit featuring Cleansing Powder, Hydrotone and Facial Oil

Calendula flower from our garden that inspired our new Scentsible Life fresh skin cream.

Calendula flower has wonderful properties for the skin

Calendula flower has wonderful properties for the skin

Our fresh skin cream is good for the face, hands and body.  Click on the ingredients pictured below to see a detailed list of the ingredients of the fresh cream!

All the fixings for fresh mango butter!

All the fixings for fresh mango butter!

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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!