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Smart Fixes for Life’s Little Disasters

If you’re like me, cleaning isn’t one of my favorite chores so I look for shortcuts and toxin free solutions. Knowing a few easy tricks makes tidying up before guests arrive or daily upkeep a whole lot simpler. Here are some household cleaning tips to save you time and money!

Tackle a stinky garbage disposal with this easy fix. You can drop in a slice of lemon, then with water running, turn on the disposal for 5 seconds to grind up the fruit. If you’re out of lemon try using two drops of lemon essential oil or a few squirts of Purifying Tea Tree Aromatherapy Mist which work just as well!

Clean the blender without putting it in the dishwasher. If you’re making smoothies on a regular basis, you’ll notice how dirty your blender can get if you don’t do a thorough job of washing each time. After each use, fill the blender with warm water and two pumps of Foaming Liquid Soap. Put the lid on and turn it to the blend setting for a few seconds. Rinse it out with warm water, air dry and you’re all set!

Mop up messes and refresh at the same time. Add 3 drops of Geranium or Pure Air Essential Oil to a small bucket of warm water to do a quick refresh in the kitchen or patio. Both of those oils will completely eliminate pet smells, food spills and odors.

Wipe down leather furniture without expensive cleaners. Why buy pricy leather furniture cleaning spray, which contains

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Beat the Heat

Sunscreen and Bug-A-Boo are the top products needed for summer to shield skin from the elements, but today we’re going deeper! Make your summer beauty routine a breeze with products that beat the heat, restore moisture and protect from the severity of the season.

Prebiotic Facial Mist

Our exclusive formula hydrates and rejuvenates the skin. Handcrafted with sea kelp and organic plant extracts, the mist feeds the good bacteria present on skin, making it ideal for regeneration. This mist is perfect to spritz all over after a long day in the sun; it ‘sucks up’ all the red sunburn, leaving a bronze glow.

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How To Use Your Makeup Brushes The Right Way

The secret to flawless makeup starts with using the correct brushes. Different types of makeup require their own unique brush shape, width and bristle length for proper application.  Sheer Minerals offers a variety of high-quality professional brushes for all your makeup needs. Our brushes are crafted with sustainable bamboo handles and cruelty free synthetic Taklon bristles.

Kabuki Brush

The most popular choice for Sheer Minerals fans! This travel-sized brush features dense, soft bristles to buff on mineral foundation or bronzer. Try the Kabuki Brush with your BB Crème to even out skin tone and fill in fine lines.

Foundation Brush

Apply Foundation starting at the center of your face and sweeping brush outward in a circular motion. Brush along jawline and neck for a seamless finish. The Foundation Brush works best with for Foundation, Veil or Blush application.

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Nine Easy Ways to Add Essential Oils to Your Everyday Routine

Using essential oils doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are lots of ways essential oils can be used in your home. Using essential oils to replace everyday products can lessen the toxicity load in your home environment and also provide more effective results. Here are nine ways to add essential oils to your everyday routine.

For Energy

If you drag your feet in the morning, try diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil. The energizing properties can help give you the kick you need to get going. Add 5-10 drops of to your diffuser and run up to 20 minutes. Run the diffuser again later in the day if you get that afternoon slump.

To Freshen Laundry

Lemon Essential Oil not only makes us think “clean” when we smell it, but it in fact does fight germs on a molecular level. Add 10 drops to your load of laundry or onto your dryer ball for a clean, fresh feel and smell.

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6 Hot Tips for Transitioning to Summer Skincare

Summer’s hotter temperatures means your skin is exposed to sun, sea and chlorine, which can zap moisture, cause irritation or induce breakouts. Making small changes to your skincare routine can help maintain a flawless complexion all season long.

Tip #1 Lighter Moisturizer

You wouldn’t wear your wool socks to the pool, so don’t carry your rich moisturizer into summer. Keep skin hydrated without losing the anti-aging benefits of your face crème with the Overnight Rehab Crème or Green Tea Antioxidant Serum. Mineral Makeup Primer is another excellent choice that can be used by itself or under your makeup.

BONUS: Our Overnight Rehab Crème is on sale right now for $24, save $3!

Tip #2 Exfoliate

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Make your Hair the Mane Event this Summer

Happy-go-lucky summer days spent frolicking at the beach, road tripping with the kids, backpacking foreign lands and all of life’s little adventures call for carefree hair. Tousled bob, mermaid waves or proper pixie, no matter your style, we have your natural hair care covered!

Conventional products for your hair contain ingredients potentially harmful to your hair, your health and the environment such as parabens, sulfates, phthalates and polyethylene glycol. In addition to formulating hair care free from these chemicals, you won’t find genetically modified organisms, gluten, nano-particles or synthetic fillers.

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Dry Shampoo

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With each new season come new trends. Dark winter colors fade, pretty pastels blossom and chic, fresh looks stroll the runways. Makeup inspiration comes from anywhere: nature’s beauty, a bygone decade or mythical creatures. 2018 inspires some of the loveliest and easiest to create trends guaranteed to delight Sheer Minerals Makeup fans.

Falling Into Your Ocean Eyes

"You got your own style, now let it come through and remember no matter what, you’ve got to be you.” Sebastian in the Little Mermaid.

Try this mermaid-inspired combination: Black Eyeliner Pencil, Dark Brow Pomade, Seaside, Sea Shell and Blue Quartz Eye Shadows.

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Mompreneurs Keep It All Together

Quote from Christina Scalise, Author of Organize Your Life and More

Today’s mom-preneurs are juggling more activities, school functions, social media posts and family obligations than ever before.  With life seemingly getting busier, there is one thing that can make the difference between a calm and orderly household and a chaotic, overwhelmed one – organization. We surveyed our leaders and compiled their top tips on how to they keep it all together while running a home-based business.

#1. Scheduling Is Key

It goes without saying that implementing a calendar system is a must to keeping your business and family’s schedules organized. There are a multitude of ways to accomplish this and here are a few of our top picks.

Rachael Towne, Sr. Director and mom to three children, suggested an electronic option. “We use the Calendar app and we all have iPhones. My husband and children get my updates when I have online events or when I plan on going live (on FB.) Everything from online parties, to children’s events, to appointments go on my Apple calendar. “

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Warm Up Someone’s Heart with Springtime Gift Ideas

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and we released a bouquet of fresh new gifts for the season. Find the perfect pampering present for every occasion with these springtime gift ideas.

Limited Edition Specials in Honor of MOMS

One of the most meaningful spring holidays is that glorious day we celebrate the women who nurture and shape our lives.   Whether a soccer mom, foster mom, expectant mom, working mom, retired mom and home-school mom … it doesn’t matter.   We love them all and pledge help you spoil them this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13*.

Mom’s Favorites Collection

Pictured above. Available March 26 through May 1 at 9 am MT/ 11 am ET.

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Travel the New Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Pour yourself a glass of lemonade, breathe in the smell of spring air and say to yourself, winter is nearly over! We’re getting ready for warm weather with the release of our latest skincare and haircare collections with products that are FRESHER, CLEANER and more NATURAL than ever. We’re completely eliminating the phthalate-free scents and either reformulating or replacing them with essential oil or plant based scent blends. From head to toe, we have something new for you!

NEW Hair Care

At Lemongrass Spa, we love helping you to look and feel your best! Our new hair care duo will help you go from ‘Bad Hair, Don’t HairProducts.jpgCare’ to ‘Wow, your hair looks amazing’ in minutes! Your morning routine just got easier with our natural arrowroot formulated Dry Shampoo. With an easy to dispense bottle, you can skip washing from time to time and keep your locks looking fresh. The natural formula helps reduce excess oil on your scalp and separates hair strands to create volume and texture. With a hint of tangerine essential oil, your hair will smell fresh and clean.

On the days that you wash your hair, give your do’ some extra TLC with new Revitalizing Hair Mist. This weightless conditioning spray has Pro Vitamin B5 and argan oil to add moisture and shine. This mighty little bottle solves three hair issues: tangles, dryness and brittle texture. Spray it on your hair after towel drying and watch how easily you can brush through those tangles. After regular use, you’ll notice how the texture of your hair has improved - - from rough and dry to soft and manageable. For those of you who blow-dry your hair, you know that over time it can be damaging. Spritz on this Revitalizing Mist to keep those locks looking healthy!

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How to Fit 5 5-Minute Spa Treatments into a Busy Schedule

Be kind to yourself. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? While we’d all enjoy luxuriating in a warm bath or pampering our skin with our favorite spa treatments, most days are too hectic for this fantasy. We’re sharing 5 ways to incorporate self-care spa treatments into your busy, daily life - all you need is 5 minutes!

Foot Spa

A foot spa softens skin and relaxes tired, achy limbs.

While adjusting the shower temperature to your liking, close the drain to the bathtub and sprinkle a couple tablespoons of Foot Soak or Mineral Bath Soak into the water. Try Herbal Foot Soak or Spearmint Eucalyptus Mineral Bath Soak in the morning to start the day refreshed and inhale the calming aroma of lavender and vanilla with the Mineral Bath Soak in the evening. If you have a few extra minutes, sit on the edge of the tub and scrub away dry skin with Walnut Foot Scrub or your go-to body polish.

Another option is soaking your feet while little ones are bathing. Sprinkle Lavender Vanilla Mineral Bath Soak in their bath water, sit on the edge of the tub and wiggle your toes along with theirs in the warm water.

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Read My Lips: What Your Lipstick Color Says About You

For centuries, women have worn makeup to make themselves more noticeable, attractive and confident. It can also be worn as an extension of our individuality, enhancing, brightening and transforming our natural beauty. Lipstick, in particular, is one of the easiest and most powerful makeup items to enrich your look. Shades have expanded from classic Old Hollywood red to shades of nude, pink, burgundy, orange and purple, increasing the opportunity to be unique with our makeup choices. Lipstick draws attention to the lips; making them stand out and pulling your entire look together. Adding a pop of color to your lips can take your look from day to night, from casual to glam or from unseen to seen.

In honor of approaching Valentine’s Day, we’re breaking down our selection of Organic Crème Lipstick and what they convey about your style and personality!

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A light, beige, nude frost that compliments the natural shade of your lips. This neutral lip can signify a no-nonsense, practical personality. Bare Champagne babes are kind, and the hint of shimmer signifies joy and happiness.

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Year in Review 2017

2017 overflowed with exhilarating new products, a flurry of special events, the release of an inspiring book, thousands of new followers and more consultant award recipients than ever before. Take a road trip down memory lane as we celebrate our 2017 Year In Review!

Products

untitled shoot-003.jpgThe launch of the Detoxifying Charcoal Skincare line topped the charts as one of the most popular collections in the company’s fifteen-year history. Selfie photos featuring Facial Mask and exfoliating Facial Polish hit Facebook and Instagram feeds with glowing reviews. To serve our customers even more effectively we introduced Customizable Skincare Kits starting at just $46 to accommodate every budget.

The introduction of innovative new products was evident in our spring and summer lineup with the introduction of three new essential oils. The Energize Blend, Eucalyptus and Sweet Orange organic essential oils were greeted with enthusiasm by customers and consultants alike. For springtime cleaning these citrus and herbal oils have been popular choices with our loyal followers.

In the fall, a caffeine-infused lineup of coffee bar products got everyone charged up. The Espresso Body Scrub, Latte Hand & Body Bar Soap and Cappuccino Vegan Lip BBody Scrub, Latte Soap and Cappuccino lipbalm1.jpgalm featured organic oils and fair-trade coffee beans. In celebrating our 15th anniversary we offered a throwback from our early catalog: lip balm in slider tins. Dreamsicle, Root Beer Float and Cappuccino feature a hydrating, vegan formula.

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Party in the New Year Part 2

January is the perfect time to refocus and re-center and a spa party provides the opportunity to reconnect with friends, refresh your skin and earn free products! This month we’re celebrating fabulous party hosts with 50% more host rewards. Stock up on your favorite products, try something new or start your own Lemongrass Spa business. What will you do with your 50% more host rewards?

Last week I encouraged you to choose the party theme that meets your wellness interest. Click here if you missed it!  There are three ways to party with Lemongrass Spa, and talk to your consultant to determine which fits your lifestyle best.

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Host a party wherever you like to hang out, your home, neighborhood coffee shop or local boutique. This is great for local family and friends to celebrate with a " catch up after a busy holiday" theme. Gather the gang and start sharing stories from your holiday memories.

2. ON THE GO

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Party in the New Year with 50% More Host Rewards

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has subsided and it’s time to rest, restore and rejuvenate your mind and body. New year, new you—isn’t that how the saying goes? Whether you’re a resolution-maker or just into going with the flow, January is all about you. Refocus, re-center and get your skin back to pre-holiday-insanity perfection. Wouldn’t your friends like an invite to join you? We've increased our host cash rewards in January by 50%. Pick a date, choose a theme and let’s party!

Here’s some spa party inspiration for you.

Winter skincare 101 

With so many parties, lots of drinking, eating and many carefree indulgences, combined with extreme weather conditions, the holiday season can easily be the worst time of year for your skin. Plus, keeping skin nice and hydrated throughout the winter can certainly be a challenge — especially if your skin is dry or sensitive. The most important thing you can do to is carve out time each morning and evening to do something to help you face the cold. During a “hands-on” facial class, you and your friends will find the right products to provide the moisture, vitamins and soothing properties your skin is begging for during winter months.

Short on time but still want to show your skin some TLC? Book a 30-minute Detoxifying Charcoal Facial party. Charcoal is the beauty ingredient of the moment thanks to its inherent purifying and deep cleansing abilities. It can now be found in everything from cleansers to face masks, plus it’s a hit with men, teens and tweens!

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The Team Behind the Brand

What makes you happy at your job? Employers seek the answer to this question to attract and retain productive employees who also care about the company’s mission and success. Challenging tasks, a sense of belonging and the feeling of accomplishment are three primary reasons people find joy in what they do; you’ll also find these the prominent themes among Lemongrass Spa employees. Lemongrass Spa has evolved well beyond Heidi and Bryan Leist’s basement in the small mountain town of Bailey, Colorado, producing not only safe, natural products for families but opportunities for employees to explore and grow their careers. Today employees share what brings them happiness and pleasure working for Lemongrass Spa.

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“Because of our amazing consultants I have watched this business grow tremendously in just the short time I’ve been here. Each day I come to work I wonder what’s next for Lemongrass. With record-breaking sales and increased volumes I can’t wait to see what the future holds. There is no other place I would want to be but here, so that means you’re stuck with me! I feel like I can speak on behalf of everyone here when I say our number 1 commitment is you!!” Sean, Labeling Manager, Florida

“It’s an exciting experience seeing the company grow in all of its stages” Karen, Production, Colorado

“My favorite product – hands down – is our business opportunity! Each day I have the chance to help this company with our important mission, but also help women (& men) and moms build confidence, gain focus, gain clarity, cast a vision, feel empowered, and as such, change the trajectory of their lives.” #fieldofdreamers #becauseoflemongrassspa Kathy, National Field Developer, South Carolina

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A Lemongrass Spa Christmas Story

T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and I was HOME ALONE.  It was a SILENT NIGHT, so I filled a foot tub with my Herbal Foot Soak, applied the Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Mask to my face and lowered my mall-weary feet into the blissfully warm water.

Suddenly, my phone rang. “BAH-HUMBUG”, I said under my breath, “It’s probably another solicitor!” Regardless, I answered the phone, and a tiny little voice, like an ELF said, “You’ve been invited to a CHRISTMAS VACATION!! MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at the HOLIDAY INN!!”

Not knowing what kind of HOLIDAY AFFAIR this would be, I stopped and pondered.. 

Would it be a Swanky Soirée?

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4 Steps to a Stress Free Holiday

It’s the time of year for celebration, gratitude and worship. Traveling, partying and shopping are the top three activities during the holiday season, and each of these affairs alone trigger some level of stress. Ease some of the seasonal pressure by following these four tips.

Plan & Prioritize

In all my attempts to plan ahead for our annual Thanksgiving gathering, there’s always a detail I missed. Has this happened to you too? Whether you’re hosting a formal affair or casual get-together, preparing ahead of time will reduce last minute stressors such as multiple trips to the store and frantic cleaning. Prioritize your tasks: must-be-done and would-love-to-do. Don’t pressure yourself to present a Martha Stewart-worthy soirée if this isn’t one of your strengths (it’s not mine); instead put the focus on where you excel so you can mingle and enjoy time with your guests.

A few tasks to consider completing a week or two leading up to your event:

  • Kitchen prep – are you cooking or catering? Can any portion of the food and drinks be prepared and frozen or made a few days ahead? If not, complete your slicing and dicing the day before.
  • Cleaning – it’s much easier to vacuum and wipe down counters the morning of your event than to try to clean your house from top to bottom.
  • Shopping – food, decorations or gifts, you won’t want to wait until and be stuck in long lines and crowded stores.

Quick, Healthy Recipes

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Household Hacks Using Essential Oils

Our home environment is full of toxins from commercial cleaners, air fresheners containing artificial fragrances and personal care products. Using essential oils safely in the home can lessen the toxic load, and at the same time, provide therapeutic benefit.

There are many ways essential oils can be used in the home. Before you begin using them, please be sure you know the safety of the essential oil(s) you wish to use before making your choice. Choose essential oils safe for children, if children are present, and consider the health issues and medication(s) your guests may be on before diffusing. When diffusing, run the diffuser in shorter increments 10-15 minutes on/off at a time for maximum benefits.

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Placing a bowl of dried flowers or unscented potpourri in a bowl near the entry and sprinkling a few drops of essential oils on top can provide a welcome aroma when one walks through the door. Sweet Orange Essential Oil is fresh and inviting, but the possibilities are endless.

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Soul-Soothing Stories

Soul-Soothing Stories of Cancer Survivors is a compelling book inspired by hundreds of people we’ve met over the years who have shared their inspirational stories of faith, bravery and love. The stories lovingly shared in this book are intended to be a source of light and hope for you or someone else you care about.

For years, I received personal testimonials from customers who used our natural skincare products. They raved about how much better their skin looked and felt after applying our crèmes, balms and body butters. Word spread quickly as consultants shared these powerful testimonials at their spa parties and on social media. One day I received an email from a clever sales consultant with the suggestion that we package three items together to be able to give to cancer patients. So, in 2013 we began offering our Cancer Care Set, which was eventually renamed the Loving Care Gift Set. Organic Skin & Nail Balm in a Tube, Healing Elements and Ultra Hydrating Body Crème became the magical trio in the pink or gray organza bag. Hundreds of them were ordered that year and story after story flooded our inboxes.

In 2014, in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided that our corporate office would expand this program by sending Loving Care Gift Sets, free of charge, to anyone diagnosed with any type of cancer. The only prerequisite was that the recipient be nominated for the gift set by a loved one. Eloquently written nomination letters poured in and patients with tear-filled eyes gratefully accepted the gift that had arrived on their doorstep. Each package included a card to let them know that someone special had requested it on their behalf.

We continued the initiative each year and the numbers multiplied; hundreds of our customers took the time to nominate that special someone. Whether it was for a mother with breast cancer, a daughter with melanoma, a father with prostate cancer, a son with lymphoma or husband diagnosed with a brain tumor, these complimentary gifts helped thousands of deserving people. Our Facebook feed was filled with these heartfelt stories of gratitude and our home office team rejoiced in the success of the program. “We are truly a company with a heart” our sales leaders remarked.

The stories contained in this book are from customers and consultants who have walked a cancer journey. “Because of Lemongrass Spa, I am able to share my story and help educate others every single day,” said Heather P. Miller, a Senior Director with the company. Heather is breast cancer survivor, a military wife and mom of a teenage son.

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