Exfoliate

Exfoliate

Late winter, early spring is the perfect time to consider a regular facial exfoliating routine. Our skin, like the rest of our body, starts to shed the vestiges of winter. Exfoliating can help nudge the process along leaving our skin softer, clearer and more radiant. We are less prone to blackheads and blemishes. Plus, treatment products can permeate more easily and deeply. Exfoliating once to three times per week can make a big difference! Annemarie Borlind Exfoliating Peel uses jojoba wax beads which are firm enough yet gentle enough to exfoliate even the most sensitive skin. We advise using this product 1-3 times per week. Also, Borlind’s Cosmetic Sponges used with cleansing milk make an effective exfoliator for face (or...
Need a lemony lift?

Need a lemony lift?

So many of us need a gentle boost to our spirits right about now. Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis, can be the perfect antidote that has stood the test of time. The lemon-y scent is uplifting to our mind & spirits while the effect, on our bodies, whether taken internally or applied topically, is soothing, calming and balancing. Aggravated skin or frazzled nerves are relieved by this member of the mint family. Our new tea line, Flying Bird Botanicals, utilizes Lemon Balm in several of their tea formulations for it’s many beneficial properties and fresh, citrus-y flavor. Start your day with Blue Bird Morning, a staff favorite, which uses lemon balm for its uplifting and balancing effects. Melissa Day Cream from Dr. Hauschka uses Lemon Balm to balance combination skin and calm & soothe...
Tips For Your Winter Hair

Tips For Your Winter Hair

Like our skin our hair needs a little extra moisture and protection in the winter. Many of us cut down on the number of times we shampoo each week in the winter to preserve our natural oils, but then find our hair looks a little flat and lack-luster. Luahn’s solution is to skip the shampoo but keep the conditioner. How to: 1. Before getting in the shower or bath give your hair and scalp a vigorous brushing to lift the dirt, dust and scalp flakiness. This cleanses without stripping and gets the blood circulating in the scalp. 2. Rinse your hair and scalp thoroughly. 3. Apply and rinse conditioner as usual. Products we love: Herbacin Care and Protection Herbal Hair Conditioner is formulated for all hair types. Nourishes and protects without weighing hair down. Mason Pearson Mixed Bristle Hair Brushes offer a good scalp massage and the natural bristles distribute our own oils throughout the...
Your beautiful feet

Your beautiful feet

The world of reflexology believes that our feet influence the health of our entire body. Keeping our feet warm & moisturized goes a long way to making the rest of our being comfortable & healthy in the winter! Follow our favorite routine to help stimulate circulation and restore hydration in the feet, while also relaxing the body and mind preparing us for a restful sleep. Tip: 1. Soak your feet in a warm, aromatherapeutic foot bath for 10 minutes. 2. After patting your feet dry, massage them with your favorite moisturizing foot cream, applying gentle pressure to toes and soles of feet. 3. Finish by tucking your feet into cozy socks. Recommended products: Kneipp’s Lavender Bath Crystals  is Luahn’s current favorite for a foot soak. Dr. Hauschka’s Hydrating Foot Cream is Joia’s top pick for a soothing foot...
New! Books by Jolene Hart

New! Books by Jolene Hart

Jolene Hart is focusing on what we eat and how it impacts our physical selves but she’s really advocating a holistic “lifestyle of beauty from within” leading to our “best selves in every breath, thought, step…” For example, she advocates, like so many traditional diets, of eating with the season. Like eating root vegetables in the fall for grounding. Come to JoiaBeauty and look at one of those books-...
New! Flying Bird Botanicals

New! Flying Bird Botanicals

We love our new line of teas from Bellingham Washington, Flying Bird Botanicals. This is a company with impressive integrity and quality. We truly enjoy Farm & Forest: “Wholesome herbs harvested & foraged to create a lush, lemony, minty cup of comfort.” It’s one of those sustaining cups of tea....