Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Simple Self Care Rituals

At a recent pampering evening for women, I was deeply reminded about why I started my Lemongrass Spa journey almost fifteen years ago. The evening was so wonderful, and gave women the opportunity to enjoy a massage, a therapeutic foot soak, an experience to make herbal tea, get a spine assessment and enjoy a hand spa treatment with me. There were also many other opportunities for women to choose from and even though it was a cold and snowy evening, the warmth in the room was palpable.

At the end of the evening, there was one more give-away and Dr. Patti was gathering any ticket stubs from the front area when a mom sat down near me. I asked her if she wanted to enjoy a hand spa treatment and with a contented look on her face, she shared, "Thank you, but I'm really good." I asked her what she had enjoyed that evening and she had taken in the evening fully, experiencing a massage, a foot soak and much more. She shared that this evening was her first evening out since having a newborn and I was absolutely thrilled for her. Moms with small babies find it difficult to step away and take time for themselves, especially if they are on a breastfeeding schedule with their baby. The look of bliss on this mom's face was so wonderful and made me feel so happy for her.

This moment with this mom took me back to my first spa evening in my neighbor's home, where I was the guest and we started the evening with a thirty minute massage, then enjoyed a hand spa and finished with a relaxing foot soak. I was in love with the experience and the idea that, as a busy mom, I could do something like this for myself in my home. It was the start of something much larger for me and in that moment, as I was being poured in to, I realized it had been a very long time since I had truly done anything for myself.

Something consistent I have noticed over the past couple of years is that women want me to explain more and more how to explore a simple self-care ritual in their daily lives. Incorporating self-care in the midst of such a busy world is crucial and I think the simpler the self-care ritual is, the better. Some examples include: a one-minute body polish treatment on our hands, a walk around the block, rubbing peppermint balm on our pressure points, taking a bath, sitting quietly in a cozy chair without any technology interruptions, enjoying a cup of tea or whatever is relaxing and calming for you.

What is your favorite simple self-care ritual?
Do you find ways to incorporate it into your week? If not, imagine yourself putting that self-care time in to your schedule. How would that change your outlook for the day or the week for you?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

December 2018 Holiday Boutiques

Do you love to experience curated holiday boutiques with unique, hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind items for your Christmas or Hanukkah gift giving needs?

Please come by and see me at one of these events in December or make a private holiday shopping appointment with me during the week if that is easier for your schedule. Our holiday shipping deadlines are approaching quickly, so reach out to me if I may help:

Here are three places you can come see me in person and try all of my holiday scents (Perfectly Pumpkin, Sugar Petals, Gingerbread Spice and Apple Spice) in person. This is also a wonderful way to see all of the gift sets face to face as well.

December 1st (Saturday) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
This Holiday Craft Fair is hosted by Stacey Schalk of Berkshire Hathaway
Address: 11990 Grant Street Northglenn CO
Event Link:
Not only will you be able to peruse holiday ideas from OneHope Wine, Pampered Chef, Wildtree Organics, Lemongrass Spa Products, handpainted items, Norwex, Premier Jewelry and several other companies, but when you attend this event in person, you can enter yourself for a chance to win a $250.00 Visa Gift Card. Isn't that amazing?

December 8th (Saturday) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
High Point Academy is hosting a Winter Craft Fair
Address: 6750 North Dunkirk Street, Aurora, Colorado 80019
Event Link:
The High Point Academy Winter Craft Fair is a must-attend seasonal event, especially for all those looking for holiday fun, gifts, and one-of-a-kind wares. A wide variety of exceptional goods will be offered for sale from craft vendors and artisans from throughout the Front Range. Attendees may participate in a penny raffle with terrific prizes, such as Arapahoe Basin lift tickets, Georgetown Loop Railroad family four pack, Denver Theater of Performing Arts tickets, and much more. Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with two characters: the “Snow Queen” and her “Snowman,” both of whom like warm hugs. They may also participate in free, kid-friendly crafts.

December 12th (Wednesday) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Holiday Boutique at Switchboard Networking
1975 W. 120th Ave. Unit #800
Westminster, Colorado 80234
Join several solo-preneurs to complete your holiday shopping, all while enjoying a fun and festive atmosphere at Switchboard Networking Boutique. This event will be short and sweet (only two hours long), so be sure to come at the beginning of the evening so you will have plenty of time to meet each vendor and get the personalized help you desire on your holiday list.

December 13th (Thursday) from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Address: My Meeting Place in Littleton CO
5500 S. Simms St. Unit O
Littleton, Colorado 80127
Event Link:
Join a wonderful group of entrepreneurs as we showcase our favorite holiday items for you at a cozy spot called: My Meeting Place. Come enjoy a relaxed environment without any of the hassle of the shopping mall. We will have so many gift opens for you. You can also find organic pet treats at this venue. Come support local businesses for a quick stop and shop on a THURSDAY! Get your holiday shopping out of the way before the weekend. Vendors include Damsel in Defense, Pure Romance, LulaRoe, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One Gifts, One Hope Wine, Lemongrass Spa, Norwex and Threads Worldwide. Each company gives back to an organization or local communities in need! Pick up something good for the pets under the tree right next door at Pet Wants!

As shared, if you prefer to make a private appointment with me and would like some personal shopping assistance, I'm happy to help.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lessons from Windsurfing

Lessons Learned from windsurfing in June after a thirty (30) year hiatus:

* Gather your balance and breathe in before lifting the sail.
Lesson: make a plan before trying something new and breathe deeply to center yourself.

* Always have the wind at your back.
Lesson: you will build up momentum, so be strategic about having the momentum push you in a positive and helpful direction.

* Bend your knees.
Lesson: be flexible and be ready to move with the inevitable waves instead of letting them knock you off course.

* Keep your back straight.
Lesson: be sure of yourself and don't shrink down. Standing firmly keeps you steady.

* Have your feet in a strong position.
Lesson: be grounded and know where you are going.

* Be aware of the wave 🌊 cycle because when you know they're coming, you can bend into them.
Lesson: some challenges will be unexpected, but leaning into them helps you stay steady. Stiffening and resisting the waves is a sure bet that you will lose your balance. Note: I learned this the hard way when I jumped back up on the board immediately after a wave knocked me off and I didn't time my re-boarding with the wave pattern....lesson learned!

* You can expect to fall in the ocean when windsurfing hasn't been experienced for thirty years.
Lesson: small failures are part of the process so don't stress too much about them.
Instead, brush them off and get back on.

* When it is time to turn around, slowly pivot your sail, allow the front of your board to turn towards the shore and slowly walk around the board. Begin sailing again with the wind at your back.
Lesson: a 180 degree turn takes care and decisive movement.

* Don't be afraid to retry something you haven't done in a long time. I had not windsurfed for thirty years and it was so exhilirating to try this again.
Lesson: challenges keep us young and it is helpful to trust that you will remember what is important. Breathe in and take on the challenge and be willing to learn the inevitable lessons.

Celebrate your willingness to grow and learn.


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Monday, March 13, 2017

Oil Cleansing as an Anti Aging Practice

During the long winter months in Colorado, my skin does pretty well for awhile and the dry, snowy and windy months drag on and on, it can be difficult to stay moisturized.

I was a bit skeptical when I heard about a technique called Oil Cleansing, but as soon as I took the plunge, I realized this was exactly what my skin needed. I had been using our Baby Massage Oil (with USDA Certified Organic Lavender and Vanilla essential oils) on my neck, arms and legs for years, but had not tried it on my face. However, with the rave reviews of a couple of my customers, I realized it would be silly not to try this technique. I was a bit nervous to put our massage oil all over my face, but it was exactly what my skin needed.

In the winter months (September through March), I generally use the Baby Massage Oil on my face at least three times a week and sometimes much more. If you are having a hard time comprehending this Oil Cleansing technique, I did create a video:

Here is what I love to use for Oil Cleansing and it is has that lovely lavender and vanilla essential oil aroma:

If you prefer Coconut Cream, here is that direct link:

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Craft or Vendor Events for the rest of the Holiday Season

Several of my wonderful customers have asked where I will have a table set up so that they can come and try some of our delicious holiday scents in person.

Have you already tried our:
Snickerdoodle Body Polish, Candy Cane Bath Crystals, Frosted Cranberry hand-crafted soap or our top-selling Midnight Orchid luxurious lotion?

All of these items may bring a thought or two to mind, but it is definitely powerful to try or smell all of these wonderful varieties in person. I am also happy to offer gift-giving ideas for any budget. If these dates don't work for you, let me know and we can talk on the phone or find an alternate time to meet.

Our Black Friday exclusive bundle special will go live on Wednesday, November 23rd at 9:00 am.
If you would like to receive that information, please email me at
We do anticipate that these wonderful sets will sell out, so act quickly!

Where to find me at face to face LIVE events that are open to the public this holiday season:

Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 26th
I will have a Lemongrass Spa table at 5340 Coffee in Arvada with other local vendors.
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Date: November 26th
Where: 6474 Ward Road, Arvada Colorado (intersection is 64th and Ward Road and this lovely one-of-a kind coffee shop is located on the northeast corner)

Shop 'till you Drop Holiday Boutique on Wednesday, November 30th
Shop from ten to fifteen local businesses and enjoy a new Golden brew-pub as well.
When: Wednesday, November 30th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: New Terrain Brewing, 16401 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Bonus: Bring a new toy for the toy drive and be entered to win gifts from the vendors!

Private Shopping Boutique with four small companies in Evergreen at a friend's home:
When: December 2nd (Friday)
Time: 5:00 to 8:30 pm
Please email me for the address if you would like to attend:

Golden Women in Business Annual Shopping Extravaganza
This is a wonderful event that you will want to attend.
When: Thursday, December 8th
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Connects Workspace in Golden in the Armory Building
1301 Arapahoe Street in Golden

Please come by and see me and also meet other hard-working business owners who shine their brightest at these events. We would love to help you shop for the holidays and make the experience not only stress-free, but a lot of fun as well.

If none of these dates works well with your schedule, then feel free to reach out to me and I will be happy to help you.
I'm also available to help with personalized and complimentary shopping assistance.

You can also peek at gift ideas on my website:

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Immune Boost is the Essential Oil of the month

Welcome November! We love the Fall weather, but not the cold and flu that sometimes accompany the season--

Introducing our Essential Oil of the month special to help you get all the oils you need in your home.
My very favorite essential oil is on special and allow me share a few ways I use it: When I am just barely starting to get a cold, I put three to four drops in my diffuser and set that right by my bed while I'm sleeping. I have done this several times and have woken up feeling "just fine"!

Another use is when someone in my house is already fighting a bad cold, I diffuse Immune Boost in the kitchen and encourage everyone to breathe in the billowing air that is being diffused. I encourage them to take in two or three deep breaths of the diffused Immune Boost. Why breathe it in? I learned from a certified aromatherapist that when the immune boost molecules attach to our lung tissue, they become like little fighter "warriors" ready to fight off any colds or illness. They go right to work as warriors in our bodies and I, for one, like that image of helping my body to stay healthy. Two of the most effective methods to use essential oils is through inhalation or application (diluted) on our skin.

I also adore having Immune Boost in a travel rollerball full of coconut oil and then adding just a drop or two of Immune Boost. My preferred method for this is to use it on my pressure points, which includes my wrists, behind the ears and along my collarbone or along my hairline. If I have a sore throat, then I will also apply it with the rollerball exactly where I am having pain in my throat. Simply put, I have to have Immune Boost during cold and flu season in my house. With five of us, it is easy to bring a cold in and immune boost makes a big difference for me personally. If you have a diffuser already, you can enjoy Immune Boost on special this month. If you need a diffuser, then you can enjoy a bundled discount! Find everything here:

Please take a look at our flier which recommends this blend not be used near or around those under age ten.

Here is the bundled special with our high-quality Welcome Home Diffuser, which runs over six hours and some have had it run as long as a full eight hours.

Thanks for taking the time to read about my favorite essential oil and I look forward to your comments sharing about your favorite essential oil.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gift of a Loving Care Gift Set

Do you know someone who is currently going through chemotherapy or radiation or they just finished their treatments? Cancer treatments can really damage our skin and a nurturing gift set is a thoughtful gift.

Big News:

For just a couple more days (this ends when October ends), our company is GIVING a Loving Care Gift Set (retail value 29.00) to those going through any type of cancer journey. Personally, I have had friends share that these three products make a big impact after radiation or chemotherapy. If nothing else, sending a gift set to someone who is going through a difficult time can be encouraging. The beautiful part of this is that no purchase is necessary and our owner has already sent out over 500 of these Loving Care Gift Sets at her cost, in order to give back.

If you would like to nominate a friend, neighbor or relative for a Loving Care Gift Set, simply send an email with a sentence or two about the recipient's journey and their mailing address to: no later than the last day of October.

If you are coming across this blog post outside of that window, then the Loving Care Gift Set may be purchased on my site year round and here is the direct link:

Is this gift set great for those with dry skin issues as well? Absolutely!

Here is the description:

Product # G4909
Loving Care Gift Set
Created to support anyone undergoing any type of treatment for cancer, we are offering this exclusive package of products helpful for dry skin. Loving Care Gift Set is a trio of healing products that patients could use while undergoing treatments. The benefits of Healing Elements Balm 2 oz, Organic Nail Balm in a Tube and the remarkable softening power of our Ultra Hydrating Body Creme has helped cancer patients endure skin issues.

This set is available from Lemongrass Spa for only $29, you save $5. Consider this gift to share with loved ones who could use some TLC for their dry skin.

Why would you choose this set for someone going through chemo or radiation or for those with sensitive skin?
All three of these products are completely unscented (no fragrance or essential oils have been added) and it is FREE of all the harsh and harmful ingredients including parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde and fillers. Instead, these three products have intentional ingredients aimed at helping our skin during the dry months or year round.

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