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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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Disclaimer: this blog post is not to be interpreted or used as medical advice or expertise. I am highlighting or sharing my personal experience in this blog so please know that individual results may vary or differ.

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 then....as 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:
https://www.ourlemongrassspa.com/JILL/shop/PRODUCTDETAIL.aspx?prod=A0514


If you prefer Coconut Cream, here is that direct link:
https://www.ourlemongrassspa.com/JILL/shop/PRODUCTDETAIL.aspx?prod=B5324

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 LemongrassJill@Gmail.com
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: LemongrassJill@Gmail.com


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:
www.OurLemongrassSpa.com/Jill







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:
www.OurLemongrassSpa.com/Jill

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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Disclaimer: this blog post is not to be interpreted or used as medical advice or expertise. I am highlighting or sharing my personal experience in this blog so please know that individual results may vary or differ.

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:
Heather@LemongrassSpa.com 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:

https://www.ourlemongrassspa.com/JILL/shop/PRODUCTDETAIL.aspx?prod=G4909


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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Disclaimer: this blog post is not to be interpreted or used as medical advice or expertise. I am highlighting or sharing my personal experience in this blog so please know that individual results may vary or differ.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

VIP Let me Spoil you Gift through September 30

Hello there friends-

Every now and then I love to spoil my customers with a wonderful GIFT with their purchase and that time is now.
Just for the next two days (September 29th and 30th), I'm offering a generous gift.

Here we go--

With the purchase of either our Eight (8) piece Make-Up Brush Collection (a true make-up artist's collection, but also something that I use every day for my simple and easy mineral application) OR with the purchase of our Midnight Orchid Collection, I will give you your choice of either our Organic Mascara or our decadent Kabuki Brush to use with your minerals. Both of these gifts are valued at 16.00. Please keep reading to see how to redeem--

Let's share about the 8 Piece Make Up Brush Collection First:

Are your make-up brushes one step away from falling apart or do you have a so/so set that you put up with?
Why put up with ratty brushes that sort of work for you when this set is incredibly reasonable? Having beautiful and effective make-up brushes makes a huge difference in your final look and in the ease of applying your minerals.


Women are usually shocked to learn that our 8 Piece Brush Set is $48.00 because it retails elsewhere for over $90.00.
Personally, I'm impressed with the quality of our make-up brushes, as I have been using mine for well over three years and they still look fantastic and work well. One thing that women usually comment on at my mineral make-over parties is how SOFT and luscious our brushes are! Have you ever used a make up brush that just feels like silk on your face? The 8 Piece Brush Collection comes in a roll and tie pouch, which is made from hemp and cotton material.



8 Piece Brush Collection: Item J9310 $48.00





Another Wonderful Option-- Midnight Orchid Collection:

If you are ready to try our new decadent Midnight Orchid instead, please choose the Collection (Item G4455), which includes five products and has a six dollar savings built-in.

The Midnight Orchid Collection (Item G4455) includes:

Hydrating Body Spritz, Body Polish, Prebiotic Body Wash and a Hand and Body Lotion Duo beautifully wrapped in a re-usable white organza gift bag. The Midnight Orchid Collection is $52.00 for the five items and includes the complimentary organza bag.

What does Midnight Orchid smell like? I'm glad you asked-- Here is how our owner and founder describes it:
"Discover the ultimate indulgence when you experience new Midnight Orchid Body Care line. A fresh, feminine blend of orchid and sweet pear combined with sandalwood and soft amber." Midnight Orchid Collection is Item G4455


How will you receive your choice of either the Kabuki Brush OR an organic mascara?

Please either send me an email with your order at LemongrassJill@Gmail.com
OR
Shop at this direct link and I will add your gift to your order!
https://www.ourlemongrassspa.com/jill/shop/EVENTHOME.aspx?eventId=E69582&from=MYEVENTS



p.s.
Yes, if you have other items that you need right now that total $48.00 or greater and you order on this party link, I will also honor this GIFT with purchase. So....there you go....You can have your cake and eat it too. Yes, you read that correctly: If you don't need a make-up brush collection or the Midnight Orchid collection, choose your own necessities that total $48.00 or greater and place your order on this link to receive your gift:


http://www.ourlemongrassspa.com/158/shop/catalog.aspx?eventId=E69582&from=DIRECTLINK



Oh.....and here is a quick look at our beloved Kabuki Brush, which is amazing as a Foundation Brush:



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Disclaimer: this blog post is not to be interpreted or used as medical advice or expertise. I am highlighting or sharing my personal experience in this blog so please know that individual results may vary or differ.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Yummy Vegan Minestrone Soup

Today's lunch was a delicious vegan minestrone soup and it didn't take a lot of time to prepare and we have at least one more meal still in the pot. Don't you just love it when you cook once and have two meals prepared? I do! It makes me even happier when a recipe is quick and easy because I am not a gourmet cook and I don't appreciate being in the kitchen for hours upon hours.


One of my favorite cookbooks is by Pampered Chef and it is their Vegetarian Table cookbook. Although I am not a vegetarian, I prefer to eat more meat-less meals in a week than those with meat for health reasons. My daughter is vegan so we didn't have to deviate from this recipe to keep it friendly for her and it was delicious.

If you don't have a Pampered Chef consultant, and would love to order this cookbook, I have added three direct links for three of my friends who sell Pampered Chef below. Every single recipe I have tried in this book is excellent and worth repeating. I have to share that even my meat-eating boys in the house love these recipes.



Note: we did not have any Farro at home (but had all the other ingredients) so we substituted with Rotini Gluten-Free Pasta and also added some Risotto. We chose to add one cup of the Rotini and 1/2 cup of the Risotto.
We also went ahead and added double of the carrots and celery to make it a little tastier. In fact, I'm not sure that I have ever had Farro in my pantry so I will have to check that out next time I shop. One thing I learned one summer working for a caterer is to "go with it" and use the ingredients you have on hand. This was absolutely delicious with the gluten-free rotini.


Here are three Pampered Chef friend's websites if you want to peruse their cookbook selections:

https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/dawnavery

https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/AliciaS

https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/loriholstein




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Disclaimer: this blog post is not to be interpreted or used as medical advice or expertise. I am highlighting or sharing my personal experience in this blog so please know that individual results may vary or differ.