Did you know that essential oils were used throughout history by many cultures and date as far back as the Egyptians? Cleopatra, who was historically known for her beauty, was believed to use essential oils in her beauty rituals and in her seduction of Mark Anthony. Essential oils were considered a valuable commodity and were often traded for gold, they were used by King Tut and many bottles of essential oils were found in his tomb. The Greeks, Romans, Persians, Ayurvedic Indians and Chinese have used essential oils for health, beauty treatments, food preparation, massage, religious ceremonies and aromatherapy. During the era of the Bubonic plague it was noted that a band of thieves who were robbing the victims of the plague were not becoming ill. It was later learned that the thieves were perfumers and frequently applied aromatic compounds on themselves creating protection from illness! Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, practiced a holistic approach to healthcare utilizing herbs and essential oils to treat his patients. Clearly the benefits of essential oils were well known but with the introduction of modern medicine they started to be utilized less. The good news is that many people are becoming more health conscious and the use of essential oils is on the rise.
Essential oils are compounds found in plants which provide protection from disease. They also offer the plant a wonderful aroma. When you smell a rose or a peppermint leaf you are experiencing the aromatic quality of that plant. The interesting thing is that essential oils can provide therapeutic benefit to people and animals as well as plants. There are three ways we can effectively use oils: aromatically, topically and internally. Our sense of smell can trigger many reactions in the body. Some essential oils can be stimulating, calming and some can purify the air when diffused. When applied to the skin, essential oils absorb very quickly providing local benefit. They also circulate throughout the body providing internal benefit. Essential oils are antioxidants and some can be used internally to promote benefit.
A good quality essential oil such as doTerra will ensure the most therapeutic benefits.
Article contributed by Angela Gonzalez, Physician Assistant and doTERRA distributor. For questions regarding essential oils and the amazing benefits of Essential Oils contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PGA National Resort & Spa
will be hosting a Sweet Treat Weekend
event August eighth through the tenth. Additionally, the Spa at PGA is offering two months of heavenly bliss as well! These specials are perfect to satisfy your gluttonous cravings- without all the calories. It is time to spoil yourself and enjoy a well deserved spa day. The Sweet Re-Treat will be sure to make you feel like you are on Cloud Nine with all the yummy scents in the air.
The Chocolate Affair Massage is perfect for the chocoholics out there- it is a Swedish massage with chocolate cream body milk. A perfect treat to enjoy alone, or to share as a couple experience.
The Sweet Retreat Body Treatment
is a blissfully delicious skin remedy. Starts off with a sugar maple scrub exfoliation, then a deep moisturizing body milk massage to make you feel the ultimate relaxation.
Berries Ice Cream Facial contains top antioxidant super-foods of- Goji, Pomegranate, Acai and Bilberry. This facial is super nourishing and packed with vitamin C, proteins and minerals. A creamy mask and vanilla moisturizer will make your skin glow.
The Cupcake Mani-Pedi
is a decadent sweet-cinnamon treatment that is guaranteed to hydrate and soothe your hard working hands and feet. Starts off in a rich soak with a blend of olive fruit and grape seed oils, with a hint of fresh cinnamon. Followed by a sea salt exfoliation, and polished with a white velvet butter cream-scented whipped shea butter massage- then completed with classic mani-pedi steps.
S’more Indulgence sounds tasty but as a mani-pedi, it joins together the two best things- dessert and pampering. A hot butter Brulee milk soak moisturizes, then a dark chocolate mask is applied with antioxidant rich enzymes. Followed by a sweet cream sea salt exfoliation, caramel body milk massage and classic mani-pedi steps.
These sweet treats won’t last for long or don’t let this special offer melt away. Be sure to visit www.thespaatpganational.com to learn more.
During the month of July, visitors to SpaWeek.com can enter to win The Summer Girlfriends Getaway to The Lodge at Woodloch, the Poconos’ premier, all-inclusive destination spa resort. One winner will have the opportunity to whisk three friends away for a four-day, three-night stay for fun and healthy activities, spa treatments and much more. No kids. No significant others. Just you and your BFFs with nothing but time for catching up while winding down.
The winner and guests will have their very own personal concierge to lead the way for their relaxing stay in a calm and peaceful setting. They’ll be treated to three gourmet meals and beverages daily, one spa treatment per person, group wine tasting, Chef’s cooking and baking demonstrations, outdoor excursions (hiking, biking and kayaking), art and cooking classes, and access to relaxing resort amenities such as hot tubs, hydro massage waterfalls and more. The winner will also receive a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week® to take help maintain his/her newly revitalized self at their choice of over 8,000 spas and wellness locations across North America.
Visit http://www.spaweek.com/promotions/girlfriends to win the ultimate bonding experience with the girls to The Lodge at Woodloch in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Pocono Mountains.
If I were to dream up my very own Julep Nail Lacquer color, what would it be?
I close my eyes and I envision Mediterranean blue seas washing up against the shore calming my every nerve. Mesh drapes blow in the salty air. I lay down on a comfy massage table in a private cabana while firm hands massage my every limb. I dream in spa color in an exotic universe somewhere far away… Spa blue. I guess if I were to think about what that color looked like it could be described as a frosted sea glass with finely ground white diamonds in it that sparkle in the sunlight. So my dream nail color would definitely need to be called Lady Spa Spa – Frosted Sea Glass.
If you were to think of your own custom color, what would it be and what would you call it?
Check out some of Julep’s current colors available on their new color page.
View the photos below to see some of my inspirations…
Who doesn’t love getting pampered during times of trouble? For those of you undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, The Spa Care Center is the spa for you!
During this journey, it’s nice to know that there is a place where you can feel comfortable in your own skin, with products that are specifically selected for the sensitive skin that occurs after chemotherapy. The Spa Care Center, wants to put a smile on your face by providing you with its expert services.
So what makes this spa stand out for cancer patients? The answer is its organic and vegan products, which are safe to use on skin that is being pumped with cancer fighting chemicals. The Spa Care Center’s services include therapies like massages, pedicures, and permanent makeup. It doesn’t matter if you are a patient, caregiver, friend or family member; the spa caters to all — even men!
The welcoming atmosphere stems from the owners story, where she dealt with both of her parents being diagnosed with cancer consecutively. It was during that time that she felt a calling to open a unique facility like this one.
“After personally experiencing loved ones going through chemotherapy, I now know the cure goes beyond the medicine and into ‘feel good’ therapies,” said Melanie Jeanteur, co -owner of The Spa Care Center.
She now holds a special place in her heart for helping cancer patients throughout this life changing time. Her goal is simple: striving to make you look as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside.
The Spa Care center is located on 124 S Federal Highway in Boca Raton, for more information visit:http://spacarecenter.com/
Come Check Luka’s New Natural & Organic Skincare available now at Downtown at the Gardens store.
Night time skin care and post makeup skin care regime’s are critical if you want a flawless makeup application. LUKA Cosmetics is now featuring an amazing skin care product line that leaves skin feeling baby soft!
The line includes plant and fruit extracts such as shiitake, kui kui nut, mango, avocado, neroli, aloe, chamomile, and carrot just to name a few vital ingredients. The ingredient arnica is in the eye brightening serum, which is a major healing ingredient for bruising and scaring. After using the skin care you may notice a huge difference in your skin’s glow, elasticity, and overall appearance.
If you are in search of an easy to use 3 step process prior to putting on your makeup, consider Luka Cosmetics all natural and organic skin care product line. You can stop by the Downtown Palm Beach Gardens store or visit some of the other locations such as The Spa at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens or Cosmo Prof in West Palm Beach.
shape up your brows with The Browgal by Tonya Crooks
There’s a new gal in town. The Browgal that is… Selected by Allure Magazine as the best place for brows and directly from Los Angeles, The Browgal by Tonya Crooks has a new location inside the Spa at PGA National right here in Palm Beach Gardens.
The BrowGal is an innovative line of eyebrow products designed by Los Angeles based celebrity eyebrow expert and makeup artist, Tonya Crooks. Boasting a highly coveted client list including Megan Fox, Fergie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Mendes, LeAnne Rhimes, Britney Spears, amongst others, Tonya has spent the last 10 years designing these tools and products that she wants to share with the general consumer.
They have a brow pencil with a color range to fit all customers and focus solely on brows, with a detailed educational component. The BrowGal does not utilize stencils but provides education to customers that allows everyone to use their products to shape perfect brows that fit their unique facial structure in between professional appointments. They teach their clients how to find the correct shape for their face, whether it is an arch, an arc or a straight brow, and do not have them try to manicure the coveted arch which might not fit their face and give them that permanent surprised look. All products are multifunctional. The gel can set mascara and waterproof it, and our highlighter pencil can act as a cover-up, all designed for the person on the move.
All brow artists are estheticians who have the cache of working on celebs and have been personally trained by founder, Tonya.