Health and Beauty Inside and Out

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I am so excited to introduce Toni Branner, an expert on nutrition,  to all of you at Scentsible Life. We will have a great evening, learning about healthy food for our body and skin.

You can register for this free event online. (Select classes and the date September 10th to find the Health and Beauty event on our online scheduler)

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Beauty and Health Wednesday, Uruguay

Banner_for_Beauty_and_Health_Wed_UruguayMy amazing journey started in Buenos Aires, continued to Salta, Purmamarca, Cafayete and Salta in Argentina and then onto Montevideo, Colonia de Sacramento and Punta del Este in Uruguay.  The final day of my journey, today, on Tuesday ends here in Punta del Este.  Tomorrow evening we are headed out to the Montevideo airport to fly back to the States. I had such a great time in these two beautiful countries in the Southern Hemisphere. As I am flying back tomorrow (which falls on Wednesday),  I will be doing my Beauty and Health Evening tonight at a beautiful hotel in Punte del Este.

Punte del Este is so beautiful and great to visit without many tourists. It feels like having the beautiful nature almost all to myself.

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What better way to end this beautiful day and amazing journey, than by enjoying a heated indoor pool and hot tub, followed by a facial in the hotel room?

File Jun 23, 8 45 45 AMThis morning, I saved a Kiwi and a banana from the breakfast buffet.  When I prepared my facial, I  mashed and mixed the two pieces of fruit with one teaspoon of the Scentsible Life Cleansing Powder to make my mask. I will leave the mask on over night to rejuvenate and refresh my skin, which by the way, has been exposed to a lot of cold, dry and windy air outside during my adventures down here in the winter air, as well as hot air indoors.

I will miss Argentina and Uruguay, but I am also looking forward to coming back home to Los Angeles. It’s a bitter sweet evening tonight in this beautiful hotel in Punta del Este.

Taking a break in the middle of the week to take care of ourselves is not only great during regular times, but also during vacation! I hope all of you will enjoy your Wednesday Beauty and Health Evening whether you are at home or on the road!

 

 

Beauty and Health Wednesday

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A little pre summer sun and fun is on the menu today for Beauty and Health Wednesday. Ruby Red Grapefruit, Aloe Vera and Almond Cappuccino are ready to help set the atmosphere to lift our moods, calm our nervous systems and to tone and firm our skin! How great 🙂

Take a break today or in the evening and put up your legs and enjoy an Almond Cappuccino facial, which by the way, you can apply it to your entire body! If your out and about during the day or at work, make a conscious break from the events of the day after you get home. Take a quick shower to wash off all the stimuli that your body received during the day. Then get ready for a relaxing evening.  Set up a quiet space where you can soak your feet and relax comfortably. Put on some of your favorite music if you like.  Then you will be ready to make your cleanser, mask and foot bath!

Prepare your skin care products:

Cleanser: Mix about 2 teaspoons of Scentsible Life Cleansing Powder with enough plain yoghurt to form a creamy consistency (also about 2 teaspoons).  You can experiment with the proportions to get the consistency you like.

Almond Cappuccino Mask: Mix 1 Tablespoon of Scentsible Life Almond Cappuccino with 1 Tablespoon hot water and 2 Tablespoons of fresh Aloe Vera Gel (or store bought if you don’t have fresh) into a blender. Blend well (about a minute). The mixture should have the consistency of milk, watery but not too thin. Add 2 drops of Red Ruby Grapefruit and stir to blend. Viola!

Prepare warm/hot foot bath:  add 2 drops of Red Ruby Grapefruit essential oil to warm to hot water in your foot bath

You are almost ready for the foot bath.

1. First wash your face with the cleansing mixture and then rinse well with warm water.

2. Apply the Almond Cappuccino Mask to your face, arms, hands, legs and feet.

3. Enjoy soaking your feet in your warm foot bath for 15-20 minutes.

While you soak in your foot bath, close your eyes and enjoy the quietness, letting your thoughts wander. Breath evenly and calmly, thinking about the richness and the beauty you have in your life.

I usually leave my Almond Cappuccino Mask on over night, tuck in and watch one of my favorite movies or read a good book and complete my beauty regimen in the morning with a fresh morning rinse.  After you rinse off the mask, apply facial oil and hydrotone to your face, legs and arms. I always find this regimen extremely refreshing!

Enjoy!

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Beauty and Health Spa Wednesday

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Beauty and relaxation treatments are a perfect combination to enhance the quality of our lives. Life looks brighter and lighter, less demanding and stressful, when we feel rested, happy and beautiful. Enjoy a mini vacation tonight.

Scentsible Life skin care products  are made fresh in small batches to keep the potency and vibrancy of fresh, organic ingredients, like fresh, nutrient rich food. I know, there are so many skin care products on the market, and so many recipes for making your own. Scentsible Life  is among only a very few companies that create fresh skin care products with the health of the skin, body, emotions and energy in mind. If you would like to get more information about our products please feel free to contact us at 310.699.7743 or e-mail us at info@scentsiblelife.net

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!

Beauty and Health Earth Day Wednesday

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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.

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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