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Friday, November 14, 2014

I can hardly believe it!

My exceptional TEAM is about to reach 500 members. Oh....my....goodness. How amazing!

If you have been wondering about running your own Lemongrass Spa business or know someone who may be excellent at this, take note: # 500 on our team will win a BONUS gift from me. I started this journey ten years ago and it was the best business decision I have ever made.

I have the privilege of working with wonderful team members, my fellow directors, and my incredible hostesses and customers. I have met so many authentic and life-long friends over ten years and my business has made an enormous impact on my family. I have learned a great deal, have felt challenged to grow, learn more and always be at my best. It is a great honor to work with my team and support them with trainings, one on one mentorship and regular encouragement. 

My theme song at this point in my career is: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. My theme song in my last job was "Gotta be cool, gotta be calm, gotta keep it together", as I dealt in employee conflict all day long. I choose my life today vs. other career paths I have learned from and I'm not going back! 

Here are a few things I enjoy about sharing and selling Lemongrass Spa: * I get to encourage women to practice simple self-care rituals. * I have the privilege of helping women on my team reach their own personal goals. * I get to meet some amazing women and men when I step out and enjoy vendor events and spa parties. * I have the JOY of using my business to fundraise and make a difference for some amazing organizations (and individuals) each year. * I get to share my passion of health and help others to learn that it deeply matters what we use on our skin. Thank you so much for supporting my business over the past ten years. The best is yet to come....!


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  • Disclaimer:  this blog post is not to be interpreted as medical advice and is highlighting my experience so please know that individual results may vary or differ. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Old Fashioned Technology

I was one of "those" people who held out on getting a smart phone for a very, very long time. I had a flip phone for emergencies, which my friend shared that I should call it a "flip-o-saurus".  For several years past everyone else, I held on to my flip-o-saurus and paid a low monthly fee and rarely used it. The downside was that if I needed instant directions due to road construction, I was at a loss. I would normally call my husband in those times and ask him to look up an alternate route for me on his smart phone and that was a bit inconvenient for him.

I held out on getting a smart phone for such a long time, I believe, because I had worked in a job where I had to be "on call" twenty four hours a day and my pager would beep or vibrate at all hours. I wasn't drawn to add that level of adrenaline back into my life. I did not savor the thought of phones ringing or buzzing or vibrating during my quiet evenings or during my down-time with my family.

And then I realized....

With my current role, I should not have any (or many) emergencies and I can definitely choose to shut off my phone completely when I am in the comfort of my home with my family. Ahhhh....that felt so much more relaxing than my New York City role where I had to be available at all hours of the night to help manage a conflict. The adrenaline rush of that time period served its purpose in my life, but now I was ready to embrace a new chapter. I did not want to bring the stress of a pager with me (or the feeling of being paged twenty four seven).

Therefore, in January of 2014, I embraced the idea of owning a smart phone. And, yes, being able to look up things that I needed while away from my home is a huge time saver and entirely helpful. Having directions shared with me as I am en-route to a hostess' home is wonderful and such a help so that I don't doubt that I am driving in the right direction or will make it to my destination. The only drawback with having a Smart Phone with unlimited minutes was the fact that I don't like talking into the device itself. I really wanted an old fashioned hand-set to hold up to my ear and have the familiarity of talking into a phone. My "need" for such an item was loudly answered as I was searching on www.1Sale.com one evening and found exactly what I needed.


Here is the video of my unveiling that product in real time:   Enjoy!
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P.S.   Public Service Announcement:  please never text and drive.


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  • Disclaimer:  this blog post is not to be interpreted as medical advice and is highlighting my experience  so please know that individual results may vary or differ. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

"What you focus on expands" Oprah

"What you focus on.....Expands"  Oprah Winfrey

This simple quote has made a huge impact on my life:

There are times in our lives when our hearts, souls, spirits and minds do need to dwell and live in a moment. Grieving the loss of a loved one is such a time and we cannot rush along the process or push it through faster. I had a good friend share with me during my grief, "you can't go around it; you can't go over it; you can't go under it...You are going to have to go through it."  That was a profound truth.

In other aspects of my life, I often think twice before repeating a negative situation that I encountered that morning. Why?  When I take the time to repeat that story, I am re-living that event and it is happening again all over in my mind, in my heart and in my cells.  I ask myself, "Do I want to re-live that moment again by re-telling it?"   ....Sometimes the answer is....Yes.  Sometimes we do need to re-live a situation in the re-telling because we are trying to understand, to make sense of and to process what happened.  Other times, I know the best answer for my future is "No".  No, I don't need to go back over that ground and grind in the wheel marks in the soil deeper and deeper.  Sometimes it is healthier to keep going and not look back...

On a positive note, this is a powerful quote that has guided me in working towards many big accomplishments in my business.  I have realized that putting a lot of focus on a particular goal and honing in on that goal with a vision board or a goal sheet or a written plan (or all three) are powerful tools I use to focus on reaching that all-important goal in my life.  I will share that all three times I have earned our company's Incentive Spa Trip, I did focus a huge amount of effort on the plan, my action steps, following through and envisioning what it would feel like to reach that specific goal.

It is a great reminder to myself that what I "focus on expands" because it can occur in a positive light or in a negative light. I do my best to keep my daily stories, my re-tellings of events, and even my own thoughts of a positive nature because those are the things that are going to take up the most real estate in my mind. Those are the things that I can choose to give power to or else put out the flame on that candle if they are not helpful, supportive or encouraging.

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."  Philippians 4:8 

What are your thoughts on the concept of:  "What you focus on expands"? Please share below in the comments:

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Time = Quality of Life




Time = Quality of Life. Period. 

 If you want to work for yourself and make the most money in the shortest number of hours, get in touch with me and/or join us on a call Monday August 4th to hear more about our business model. (details below) Make it a great one!

 Monday August 4th, join a 35 minute call to hear all about Lemongrass. You can even mute your line by hitting *6 and just soak it all in! After the call, message me that you were on and I will send you a goodie! This happens on 8.4.14 at 7:00 pm MT: Simply Dial 650.479.3208 Access Code: 668 372 836 The call begins at 6:00 pm PT; 7:00 pm MT; 8:00 pm CT and 9:00 pm ET

 If you are reading this after the fact and missed the "live" call on 8.4.14, just send me an email at LemongrassJill@Gmail.com or find me on FB at www.Facebook.com/LemongrassJill and send me a private message.  I am happy to help!  

I have been sharing these hand-crafted spa necessities for almost ten years! I would love to help you begin your very own Lemongrass Journey.   www.OurLemongrassSpa.com/Jill   (enjoy the "Making a Difference" section of my website and you can also read more at:  "Become a Consultant") 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Our Thoughts become Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering, "Why is SHE so successful and why is it so EASY for her?" If so, keep reading:

There is a natural progression to everything in life: plant, cultivate, harvest" Jeff Olson

"Your philosophy is your view of life, something beyond feelings and attitudes. Your philosophy drives your attitudes and feelings, which drive your actions. By and large, people are looking in the wrong places. They are looking for a big break, that lucky breakthrough, the amazing 'quantum leap' everyone keeps talking about. I call it the philosophy of the craps table and roulette wheel, and I don't believe they'll ever find it. I've seen an awful lot of remarkable successes and colossal failures up close, and in my experience, neither one happens in quantum leaps or 'breaks', whether the lucky or unlucky kind. They happen through the slight edge.

There's a reason those lottery winners lose it all again, a reason those shining stars plummet to those dark places; they may have had the big breaks, but they didn't grasp the slight edge. Their winnings changed their bank account balance--but it didn't change their philosophy." Jeff Olson from The Slight Edge

If we were to step back and carefully assess what it is that brings others success, I believe that Jeff Olson has it right, that a person's philosophy has more control of the situation than we give credit.

Are you familiar with this quote,
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" Henry Ford

How about:
"Our thoughts become things."

What if you could make a slight shift in just one thing that you think regularly that is a negative thought? We all have negative thoughts...we all are too hard on ourselves. What if we, instead, employed a small shift and shared with ourselves, "I am doing my best at learning __________and I am mastering it" instead of a negative thought about that item.

Practicing positive self-talk is life-altering in many, many ways. Much love to each of you today as you are kind to yourself and feel uplifted as a result. Here is a simple shift: (negative) "I am overwhelmed, tired, have too much to do, can't get it all done, etc" (A simple shift to the positive): "I have a lot to do, but I am accomplishing so much by focusing on tackling one thing at a time. I've got this."

 What self-talk will you shift today so that you can give yourself the gift of success?

Please share below in the comments; thank you! 
  • Disclaimer:  this blog post is not to be interpreted as medical advice and is highlighting my experience. Thank you--

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Safe and Natural Sunscreen Solution

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This time of year I receive a lot of questions about how to use a Safe and Chemical-FREE sunscreen.  I put together this quick video to answer your questions about our Lemongrass Spa Products natural and safe sunscreen. Both our Sports Stick (solid) and Sports Sunscreen (lotion) provide broad spectrum coverage UVA and UVB with SPF 30.

It is tough to find a natural physical barrier sunscreen that works well and that everyone in the family will enjoy using.  I hope this video will answer your questions about our sunscreen.

Our Sports Sunscreen (lotion) bottle states:
* Goes on Clear
* Unscented
* Petroleum Free
* Ocean Friendly
* Natural Mineral Formula for Face and Body
* 4 fluid ounces
* GMO free (free of genetically modified organisms)
* Gluten FREE
* Vegan
* Non-Nano  (this is GREAT!  You do not want nano-particles on your skin)
* PABA-FREE
* Biodegradable
Four (4) Fluid ounces (114 ml)
 Here is the link (with ingredients) for the Sport Sunscreen 4 fl ounce:
Sport Sunscreen (Lotion) SPF 30 by Lemongrass Spa Products


Our Sports Stick is available as a solid and you conveniently push it up as you use it.
My favorite is our Tinted Sunscreen Sports Stick with SPF 30:
It is also:
* Gluten FREE
* Soy Free
* GMO Free
* Petroleum Free
* Ocean Friendly (safe to use while swimming in the ocean)
* A Natural Vanilla Oil blend is added as a natural insect repellent and my kids think they smell like chocolate when they wear this sunscreen!

Bonus:  The Sports Stick is one ounce and so it is airline-friendly.  Watch the video to see how to most effectively use our Sunscreen Sports Stick.

Our Tinted Sunscreen Sports Stick is colored with bronze mica (non-nano) and blends beautifully. The best part is that the minerals (mica) will even warm up to your skin tone.  I highly recommend our tinted sports stick and personally prefer it over the non-tinted version.

Here is the link (with ingredients) for our Tinted Sunscreen Sports Stick (one ounce): 
Tinted Sunscreen Sports Stick SPF 30


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  • Disclaimer:  this blog post is not to be interpreted as medical advice and is highlighting my experience with our sunscreen so please know that individual results may vary or differ. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

DIY Aromatherapy Shower Tablets

Since almost everyone in my home has a bad cold complete with cough and sinus troubles, I thought it was time to "google" a recipe for shower tablets.  I have purchased these at the health food store, but they are a bit pricey--

Here is a pretty simple and easy recipe (however, no measurements are given so it is one of "those" recipes).  I am going to try this and will let you know how I like making my own shower tablets:

https://www.blogger.com/profile/08228155165772739967

I will post some photos tomorrow after I have a chance to try this!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Simple Self Care Rituals

Relaxation Tip Time:

Would you take the time to pamper yourself if you knew of a simple self-care ritual that you could do in the comfort of your own home? Yes? I invite you to take a few minutes to soak your feet and let all the to-do lists, the stress, the expectations, the jobs, and the responsibilities just slide away...... Here are some of the benefits of soaking:

I still remember a woman sharing with me at a foot soak party, "I can't believe how happy and relaxed we all became after something as simple as a foot soak." The beauty of this self-care ritual is that it is simple and effective! Soak your feet while reading your favorite book, perusing Pinterest or just close your eyes and be in the moment. 

In terms of our Lemongrass Spa FOOT SOAKS and the benefits of SALT, here is what our owner,
Heidi Leist, shares:  "The magnesium sulfates in the foot soak sedates the nervous system, which relaxes us and causes toxins to be released."


Pictured above is our Herbal Foot Care Kit, which includes the Herbal Foot Soak, an exfoliating Walnut Foot Scrub and a moisturizing Peppermint Foot Balm. 

Here is the link to the kit:
 Herbal Full Foot Care Kit (3 products), carrying case, towel and pumice stone


At a spa party I like to say,
"Our foot soaks are great for tired or swollen feet. Epsom salt contains magnesium, which draws out inflammation from the joints and muscles."

"Why are these types of salts beneficial? Magnesium is important for both combating stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming the nervous system. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function). So we can see that bathing in high quality sea salt could replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism." 

Source: Salt Works

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  • Disclaimer:  this blog post is not to be interpreted as medical advice and is highlighting self care advice so please know that individual results may vary or differ. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Healing Elements Testimonial

Our Healing Elements Balm was originally created for diaper rash, as a newborn's skin is extremely thin and a bad rash needs lots of care. As time has proven, our Healing Elements Balm has been helpful for the most vulnerable skin and some difficult skin conditions.

What we did not know when that incredible balm was introduced is just how helpful it would also be for patients undergoing radiation and chemo, how helpful it has been for some individuals with psoriasis and eczema as well as helping with this long list:  aging thin skin, mosquito bites, burns, rashes, bug bites, road rash, sunburns, pimples, and diminishing dark circles under eyes.

The testimonial below is visually powerful and a little painful to view because we can almost "feel" the pain that my friend was experiencing after receiving a topical chemo for her lips. Meg had pre-cancerous cells on her lips and her doctor stated that topical chemo was necessary and that she would be in excruciating pain for almost three weeks. Exruciating was true, but she was not prepared for the intensity of the pain and how the cremes that she was given were of little or no help. Desperate, Meg began to search the internet for salves that might give her relief and paid rush shipping fees for tattoo numbing cremes that numbed the pain for less than ten minutes. She was desperate for something that would help. It was at that time that Meg remembered she had purchased our Healing Elements Balm for her daughter and it was tucked away in the diaper bag. Meg called me a half hour after putting on the Healing Elements on her lips and said that it helped lift the pain after only a few minutes. She was so relieved and asked to talk to our owner and founder to thank her personally.

Meg shared these photos with me and said that she would not believe the amount of healing that took place after only seven hours if it had not been her own experience.  I am still amazed at these photos and am so grateful that she did not have to suffer with that level of pain for three weeks!

I am grateful to offer products that smell delicious, feel luxuriously soft on our skin, are full of healthy ingredients and can also be a tremendous help for some during chemo or radiation.  Amazing!

Our Healing Elements Balm is offered in three sizes:
.75 ounce tube (great for travel, to have in a purse or in a desk drawer)
two ounce jar
six ounce family size
(All sizes contain the same formulation so the only difference is the sizes that are offered.)

Healing Elements Balm (a wonderful multi-use product)

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A Lesson from NYC

Years ago, when I worked in NYC, I returned to work after a leave of absence due to an appendectomy.  One of the General Managers that I worked with was asking me about my trip to the hospital and I explained that it was grueling to wait in a NYC hospital for over 14 hours before the decision was made for surgery. I waited in the waiting room over six hours and it was tough to sit in those chairs in pain. I have a high threshold for pain, but it definitely was a tough wait. It is hard to argue with the situation when people are pushed ahead of you for life or death situations. The emergency room "line" is much different than a line at a local deli, to be sure.

In a strong New York accent, my General Manager proceeded to tell me that I had everything wrong when it came to waiting in the ER. He said, If you ever have to visit an ER room in New York City again, you need to let them know you need help immediately. Amazingly, he told me that when he had a heart attack in New Jersey (said with a thick accent :)  that he refused to let his wife drive him to the hospital. He personally drove himself through the tunnel (with his wife in the passenger seat) to his preferred NYC hospital, parked the car calmly, walked across the parking lot, entered through the sliding glass doors in the Emergency Room wing and then dropped to the floor, grabbing his heart. He told me, "that is the way you push through the line in the ER in New York City".

Duly noted--

Every time I tell that story, I laugh right along with those I am telling the story to, and it is a true story. I also share, "Keep that in mind if you are ever in need of help in a hospital."  ;)