Showing posts with label Colorado Aromatics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colorado Aromatics. Show all posts

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Three Easy Ways To Help You Relax

We all have times throughout our lives when stress can become almost overwhelming and relaxation feels unattainable. Perhaps our ability to take time for ourselves, to focus upon our well-being and to truly unwind, is a casualty of our society. It seems like everyone is so busy trying to keep up with the fast pace of what our society has become, that we’re too busy to enjoy life itself. Read on for tips and products that are designed to help you achieve relaxation.

Sleep and Rest – Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always as easy as it should be. Even with the best intentions, like going to bed earlier than usual and catching 8 hours of sleep, doesn’t necessarily equate to a restful night’s sleep. Your bedroom needs to be a haven and creating a relaxing environment isn’t that difficult. Turn off the television and turn on Tranquil Moments Bedside Speaker & Sleep Sounds ($129.99) from Brookstone.

Tranquil Moments Bedside Speaker & Sleep Sounds features:
  • 12 Doctor Developed Sleep Sounds – Ocean Surf, Thunderstorm, Rain, Unwind, White Noise, Celestial, Summer Night, Brown Noise, Stream, Focus, Body Sync (TME Favorite) and White Rain.
  • Continuous play or 30-, 60- or 90-minute sleep timer
  • Backlit dual alarm clock with five brightness levels (including off)
  • For daytime usage, Pairs wirelessly with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet or other device
  • Headphone jack and 3.5mm aux-in jack
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Includes USB charging cable, wall adapter, travel pouch

Scents and Aromatherapy – There is a well-documented tie between our olfactory sense memory and our brain, as well as about 10,000 years of aromatherapy practice. Certain scents invigorated our brains and certain essential oils relax our bodies and minds. Colorado Aromatics ($8) offers a line of multi-purpose organic Hydrating Toner Distillates that serve as a skin booster, have aromatherapy properties, and can even be used as room spray to create a relaxing environment in your bedroom or office. 

Spa Day At Home – Take a “Spa Day” at home. Yes, we all love a day at the spa but pampering yourself at home is something that you should integrate into your life. One of my favorite subscription box services is Yuzen. The reason being is that Yuzen ($33) sends out boxes quarterly and these boxes are exquisitely curated with products that are designed to help you relax. Another product that I’m placing in the “Spa” and must-have category is Brookstone’s Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa ($159.99). If you’re familiar with reflexology, another holistic practice with about 10,000 years behind it, you know that our feet have a lot of pressure points that can be manipulated to help us to achieve relation and an overall sense of well-being. Brookstone’s Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa is self-heating, has adjustable hydro jets and comes with a removable pumice stone. The HeatedAqua-Jet Foot Spa is the ultimate tool for an at home pedicure, as well as a daily tool to utilize in your relaxation regimen.

For your convenience, all products have been hyperlinked and stay tuned for a lot more about relaxation and wellness … yes, The Makeup Examiner is on a mission!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care

Colorado Aromatics is such a fascinating company, and as I was working on a post about wellness and relaxation with the intent of referencing this brand, I realized that a brief mention simply wouldn’t do. Dr. Cindy Jones, the founder of Colorado Aromatics, took her expert background in toxicology, microbiology, and physiology and combined these sciences with her knowledge as an herbalist to create a magical line of skincare.

The brand’s advanced skin care line is rich in nutrients and antioxidants delivering real results. It consists of face, body, and bath care products and all ingredients are chosen to contribute to skin health. One specific group of products from the brand is its Herbal Distillates Toners ($8). Beyond the preventative and reparative properties lies an emotionally restorative array of scents.

Herbal Distillate Toners are mildly aromatic products that contain micro-droplets of essential oils and organic plant acids to help bring your skin to a proper pH balance. These are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents to sooth the skin. Dr. Cindy recommends that you spray your neck, chest and hair as well and the entire line can also be used as linen and room spray!

How to use: Spray on your face after washing. Also use anytime on the body, face and hair for hydration and refreshment. Take them on a plane trip to combat dry airline conditions and feel refreshed. Spray on the hair before brushing to help smooth the cuticle, soften hair and decrease frizzies.

Benefits of Varying Herbal Distillate Toners:
  • Clary Sage – emotional support, especially for women, eases anxiety
  • Cucumber – astringent and moisturizing, cool, refreshing and firming
  • Lemon Balm – great for rash, skin irritations and after-sun use
  • Mint – uplifting, can increase alertness and concentration
  • Lavender – great for inflammation, sunburn, and itching. It is also refreshing, calming and can help improve mood and decrease stress
  • Rose – hormone balancer, good moisturizer for dry skin, promotes balance, try it on yoga mats
  • Tulsi (Holy Basil) – used to purify the mind, body, and spirit as well as to sharpen memory, ease headache, sooth insect bites and improve mood
I was so impressed by every aspect of Colorado Aromatics from the quality, to the price point to the brand’s social responsibility. Colorado Aromatics sources its herbs from local farmers, donates products for local fundraisers and give soap and other products to local shelters as well as for victims of forest fires. You can find Herbal Distillate Toners online at Colorado Aromatics.