Clean your bathroom without compromise!

Here’s a reality check: a 20-year independent study found that using common household cleaners, including chlorine bleach, as little as once a week damaged lung capacity as much as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for 20 years!

There’s a safer way to clean. Tub & Tile melts away soap scum and hard water spots with safer ingredients such as citric acid, like that found in lemons. No harsh fumes or abrasives, so you can clean without compromise!

It’s just a little bit…

It’s just a little bit of heavy metals in your food

It’s just a little bit of benzene in your sunscreen

It’s just a little bit of chlorine in your water.

It’s just a little bit of PFOAs in non-stick pans

It’s just a little bit of endocrine disrupters in your perfumes and air fresheners

It’s just a little bit of parabens in your make-up

It’s just a little bit of colored dyes in your snack.s 

When does “just a little bit” becomes just a little bit too much for the body to handle?
Don’t wait until it’s too much for your body to handle and process!
Start reducing your external toxic exposure today! Read the labels, seek out safer products.

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Essential Oils: Helichrysum

Meet Pure™ Helichrysum! We love this oil’s sweet and restorative nature—not only is it a staple in many luxury perfumes, but it’s also been used in skin care for centuries.

Helichrysum is a highly praised herb widely used to help:

  • Bruises and wound healing.
  • Varicose veins and broken capillaries.
  • Promote healthy skin.
  • Improve healing in bruises and wounds.
  • Reduce pain in joints.
  • Promote respiratory health.

Personality: Healing with a stimulating yet gentle character 
Favorite Color: Gold 
Aroma: A little bit earthy, a little bit herby, and always sweet 
Best Trait: The lifelong friend of your Sei Bella® skin care routine! 
Comes From: Croatia 
Cool Fact: Helichrysum is called “Immortelle” or “Everlasting Flower” because even after death, the flowers that this oil is distilled from retain their vibrant yellow color! In ancient Greece, helichrysum oil was applied to wounds after battle. 

Usage Ideas 

  • Diffuse to Invigorate: Diffuse 3–5 drops of Pure™ Helichrysum in your study or office to invigorate your senses during a busy day. 
  • Add 1–2 drops to a quarter-sized amount of your facial moisturizer and get glowing!
  • Sweet Helichrysum Natural Perfume: Dilute 1–2 drops of Helichrysum with a teaspoon of carrier oil (such as Pure™ Fractionated Coconut Oil or Pure™ Sweet Almond Oil) and massage over your pulse points as a sweet and herbal natural perfume. 
  • Simple Skin Care Blend: Add 1–2 drops of Helichrysum to a quarter-sized amount of your facial moisturizer and massage into your skin morning and evening to promote a healthy-looking complexion. 
  • Soothing Massage Blend: Dilute 2–3 drops in a tablespoon of carrier oil and massage the blend into your muscles after exercise or long periods of sitting. 

Dilute: Dilute as needed for young or those with sensitive skin 
Plant Parts Used: Flower 
Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Essential Oils: Frankincense

The human body is extremely sensitive to touch and smell. For years, humans have been consuming cocktails of harmful chemicals in unknown quantities, putting their trust in random OTC finds at the drug store.

Today, the modern day natural solution comes in the form of essential oils. These essential oils naturally feed our senses (with positive results). People the world over turning to essential oils as a way to enhance their daily lives.

With over 390,000 plants known to science, it can easily become overwhelming to start an essential oil collection. The world of essential oils is filled with benefits that vary from muscle relief to sleeping aids, to
breathing aid..

One of the first essential oils for the essential oil chest should be Frankincens.Frankincense is a spice that has been used for thousands of years to help:

  • Decrease visible signs of aging
  • Fight bacteria
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Reduce stress
  • Balance hormones & improve fertility
  • Promote cellular regeneration

Meet Pure Frankincense 

Personality: The peacekeeper—calming and balanced. 
Favorite Color: Golden brown. 
Aroma: Fresh, woody, and slightly spicy with a citrus top note.
Best Trait: Rejuvenating the skin and promoting a harmonious environment.
Comes From: Somalia
Cool Fact: Once worth more by weight than gold, frankincense was used by ancient Egyptians for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin! 

Usage Ideas: 

  • Breathe & Rejuvenate: Rub two (2) drops of Frankincense into your palms and inhale or apply to your temples for a rejuvenating experience. 
  • Diffuse Inspiration: Diffuse three to five (3–5) drops of Frankincense to help elevate your mood and increase focus.
  • Ground & Calm Foot Massage: Massage 3–5 drops of Frankincense onto the bottoms of your feet to help ground and calm your emotions. 

Dilute: No dilution necessary, but dilute if you have skin sensitivities 
Plant Parts Used: Gum (Resin) 
Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Friday Fun Facts: Cucumbers

Cucumbers are not just for salads any more.

  1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
  2. Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
  3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
  4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
  5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!
  6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
  7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
  8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
  9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
  10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
  11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
  12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your taps, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back theshine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
  13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!

Taking care of my feet

As an athlete; a runner, cyclist, swimmer, skier—I have to take care of my feet. After this morning’s walking workout, I am grateful for this wonderful product!

Body Satin foot care products feel so good and refreshing on my tired and sore soles, the best part? They’re available at my favorite online shopping club. I feel like I have twinkle toes!

Are essential oils good for pets?

Essential oils have earned their place among those who enjoy and benefit from aromatherapy. From easing nausea to decreasing anxiety, these natural, plant-derived products have been central in the lives of many generations, and today they have become part of the natural cure-all trend.

While seemingly safe and advantageous for people, essential oils and pets may be a terrible combination.

Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds derived from plant roots, stems, flowers, leaves and seeds. In addition to applying them as holistic treatments, essential oils can be used in various personal, household and cleaning products.

Essential oils offer numerous healing benefits to people, and although they are natural they may not be safe for your pet. They can present risks to your pet if inhaled, ingested or absorbed into the skin. Just as there are many plants that are considered toxic, irritating, or known to trigger allergic reactions in some animals, essential oils and pets do not safely mix.

The combination of essential oils and pets can be particularly worrisome because there are so many possible ways pets can be exposed to them. Believe it or not, essential oil diffusers, liquid potpourri products, room sprays, air fresheners and more can place your furry companions at risk. Just like humans, animals that have breathing problems, such as asthma, can exhibit labored breathing, excessive panting, or wheezing when exposed to essential oils.

Oils mixed with water molecules and diffused into the air can land on the fur or skin of household pets. They may not only cause irritation to the surface area but if licked and ingested, the following serious symptoms can occur:

  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Squinting
  • Drooling
  • Lethargy
  • Stumbling or disorientation
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Low heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Trouble getting comfortable

Cats are more sensitive than dogs when it comes to essential oils because they lack a specific enzyme needed to protect the liver from noxious fumes. They may suffer gastrointestinal upset, depression of the central nervous system, and liver damage if overexposed to essential oils.

Additionally, other small animals, birds, and those with compromised immunity deserve an added layer of protection from various essential oils that include:

  • Peppermint or wintergreen
  • Pine
  • Tea tree
  • Citrus
  • Clove
  • Oregano
  • Eucalyptus
  • Pennyroyal
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary
  • Birch
  • Anise
  • Juniper
  • Yarrow
  • Thyme

The bottom line with essential oils and pets is to simply keep them apart. If you must use them, be sure your pet is not in the same room. Keep all products out of their reach. If you use them topically, do not allow your pet to lick your skin. Know the signs of toxicity and seek help right away.While there are commercial products available that are advertised at pet-safe or even pet-healthy, we encourage you to discuss your pet’s health with your veterinarian prior to making any changes.

It’s best to err on the safer side.


Time to make Cellulite Oil!

Use in massage or bath. geranium and fennel both balance hormones and, along with grapefruit, have historically been used to facilitate weight loss. Cypress and juniper stimulate circulation and juniper is also a diuretic. Combine:
10 drops of Cypress essential oil
10 drops of Geranium essential oil
10 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
5 drops of Juniper essential oil
5 drops of Fennel essential oil
into 4 ounces of carrier oil.
OR just make a stock blend (use an essential oil bottle or a purchased dropper bottle) and add to your bath

for smaller amounts or Cellulite Oil blend, put 1-3 drops of each oil per teaspoon of carrier oil. or just 3-8 drops into the bath.

Wow! Sniffing Rosemary Can Improve Memory

The herb rosemary has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Rosemary essential oil, derived from the common cooking herb, has long been popular in folk medicine and is now proving beneficial in scientific studies.Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.

Some studies have found that exposure to chemicals and radiation can increase risk of breast cancer. While the link is not completely understood, a growing body of evidence suggests that chemicals in the environment play a role in altering our biological processes. So it’s helpful to know which carcinogens—chemicals that directly cause cancer—you may be encountering on a daily basis.

Rosemary is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs. A fragrant evergreen herb, it is native to the Mediterranean and a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender. It is typically prepared as a whole dried herb or a dried powdered extract, while teas and liquid extracts are made from fresh or dried leaves. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits.

It has innumerable uses in both the kitchen and in herbal medicine. The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6. Both the leaves and flowers of rosemary have been used medicinally for thousands of years to improve memory.

Rosemary protects the brain (and your memory) in a variety of ways to minimize damage and slow down the rate of brain cell aging. It increases blood flow to the brain, which in turn supplies the brain with more oxygen and nutrients.

Rosemary contains carnosic acid, which fights off free radical damage to the brain as well as natural acids that help protect the body’s cells and DNA from free radical damage. The compounds in rosemary are said to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine—a chemical that induces the brain cells responsible for memory and reasoning to communicate with one another. Some studies in rats have identified that rosemary might be useful for people who have experienced a stroke. Rosemary appears to be protective against brain damage and might improve recovery.

Rosemary to Enhance Your Memory

According to research outlined in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, the aroma from rosemary can improve a person’s concentration, performance, speed, and accuracy and, to a lesser extent, their mood. There are several ways to start boosting memory with rosemary. One easy way is to place three to four drops of rosemary essential oil on a tissue and enjoy as the smell wafts through the air.

A study conducted on rosemary where groups of people were given rosemary essential oil. A total of 66 people participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to two rooms, one scented with rosemary and the other unscented. The results were remarkable: in the group of people in the rosemary-scented room memory was 60 – 75% better when compared to the people who were in the unscented room!

When nursing students breathed rosemary oil from an inhaler before and during test time, their pulse decreased by about 9% — while no significant change occurred without rosemary oil.

Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds

Preliminary evidence suggests that rosemary oil may help reduce tissue inflammation that can lead to swelling, pain and stiffness. Laboratory studies have shown Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. It may do so by stemming the migration of white blood cells to injured tissues to release inflammatory chemicals. Adding the herb to food and/or diffusing the essential oil can play an important role in neutralizing harmful particles called free radicals., reducing anti-inflammatory effects and enhance Arthritis treatment.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which your body’s own immune system attacks tissues, such as knees and other joints, injuring the joint lining and causing inflammatio. When people with rheumatoid arthritis were given 15-minute knee massages using a rosemary oil blend three times weekly, they had a 50% decrease in inflammatory knee pain in two weeks, compared to a 12% decrease in those not given the oil.

In a two-week study, stroke survivors with shoulder pain who received a rosemary oil blend with acupressure for 20 minutes twice daily experienced a 30% reduction in pain. Those who received only acupressure had a 15% reduction in pain

Stress reduction

Many factors can cause stress —inhaling rosemary oil may help reduce anxiety. When 22 young adults sniffed rosemary oil for five minutes, their saliva had 23% lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol compared to those who smelled a non-aromatic compound. Because increased pulse rates reflect short-term stress and anxiety, rosemary oil may naturally reduce stress.

Increase Circulation

Poor circulation is a common complaint. You may notice it most in your hands and feet. If you experience cold fingers and toes — even in relatively warm temperatures — rosemary oil is worth considering.

If you have Raynaud’s disease, blood vessels in your fingers and toes constrict when you’re cold or stressed, causing them to lose their color and turn cold. Rosemary oil may help by expanding your blood vessels, thereby warming your blood so that it reaches your fingers and toes more easily.

In one study, a woman with Raynaud’s disease massaged her hands with a rosemary oil blend, finding that it helped warm her fingers more than a neutral oil. These effects were confirmed by thermal imaging. More research is needed to confirm these effects — but rosemary may prove a worthwhile, low-cost experiment.

May Help Perk You Up

Some studies suggest that rosemary oil may boost attention, alertness, energy and mood. Rosemary oil is commonly used for mental strain and fatigue in folk medicine.

When 20 healthy young adults inhaled rosemary oil, they reported feeling about 30% more mentally refreshed and about 25% less drowsy compared to smelling a placebo oil. This increase in alertness corresponded to changes in brain waves and increases in heart rate, breathing and blood pressure.

Applying diluted rosemary oil to your skin may provide similar benefits, as it can reach your brain via this route. In one study, applying diluted rosemary oil to the skin caused 35 healthy people to feel significantly more attentive, alert, energetic and cheerful after 20 minutes than when using a placebo oil.

Liver and digestive health

Rosemary is often used to soothe the stomach and relieve pain from indigestion and even menstrual cramps. Animal studies indicate that rosemary oil may stimulate the release of bile, which is important in fat digestion, and activate your own antioxidant defense mechanisms to protect your liver.

Rosemary oil can help inhibit the growth of certain strains of bacteria that cause food poisoning. This requires using precise, very small amounts of food-grade oil. Don’t experiment with this at home

Administering rosemary oil orally is not recommended. Essential oils should not be swallowed.

Rosemary Essential Oil is easy to use

Rosemary oil can be inhaled or applied topically. It’s very concentrated, so you should only use a few drops at a time.

Although some manufacturers claim it’s safe to swallow or consume their essential oils, there isn’t scientific evidence supporting this — especially over the long term. Essential oils should never be swallowed.

Inhaling rosemary oil

The simplest way to inhale rosemary oil is to open the bottle and breathe in. Alternately, you can place a few drops on a cloth or tissue and hold it near your face.

I like to use an aromatherapy diffuser, which distributes the essential oil into the surrounding air.

In general, avoid placing a diffuser close to babies or young children, as it’s hard to know the amount they’re inhaling.

Topical Use of rosemary oil

Rosemary and other essential oils are readily absorbed into your bloodstream when you apply them to your skin. It’s generally advised to dilute essential oils with a neutral carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, almond oil, or my favorite fractionated coconut oil. This helps prevent potential irritation of your skin and premature evaporation of the oil.

General guidelines for diluting oils for topical use:

Dilution Preparation
Babies0.3%Use 1 drop essential oil per
1 tablespoon carrier oil
Children1.0%Use 1 drop essential oil per
1 teaspoon carrier oil
Adults2.0–4.0%Use 3–6 drops essential oil
per 1 teaspoon carrier oil

Once diluted, apply the oil to the bottom of your feet or the body part you’re targeting, such as a sore muscle. Next, rub the oil into your skin. This improves blood flood and absorption of the oil. Avoid applying rosemary and other essential oils to damaged skin or near sensitive areas, such as your eyes.

You can inhale rosemary oil or apply it to your skin. A diffuser can help distribute the essential oil in a room. If using rosemary oil topically, dilute it with a carrier oil, to avoid skin irritation. It’s generally advised to avoid rosemary oil if you’re pregnant or have epilepsy or high blood pressure. Rosemary oil may worsen the latter two conditions

If you want to try rosemary oil, simply inhale it or apply a diluted version topically. Remember that the oil is very concentrated, so you only need a few drops at a time.

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