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Wake Up Skin with a Shot of Caffeine

Are you one of the 62% of Americans drinking coffee on a daily basis, according to the National Coffee Association? You’ve probably heard some of the touted health benefits of drinking coffee such as potential to lower risk of Type II Diabetes, protect from Alzheimer’s, protect liver, lower risk of some cancers and more. Did you know using caffeine infused skincare products protects and restores too? Here are three reasons to add a shot of coffee to your daily skincare routine.

1. Anti-Aging

Antioxidants counter the effects of premature aging by defending from oxidation. Green coffee beans provide a significant amount of polyphenols including caffeic, ferulic and chlorogenic acids and are considered one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the west. Applying coffee to your skin protects skin from sun damage and may assist in repairing UV damage.

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Caffeine increases microcirculation, the circulation in the smallest blood vessels, which aids in transporting nutrients to cells. It is believed the combination of antioxidants and increased circulation contributes to the temporary reduction of cellulite, tighter pores and reduced puffiness. Increased circulation also effectively reduces inflammation and the appearance of fine lines and redness. To maximize the benefits of increased circulation, massage Latte Bar Soap or Espresso Body Scrub in a circular motion to legs, torso and arms.

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Posted by on in Sheer Minerals Makeup
It’s Creeping Up On Halloween!

Have you seen what is lurking around in the Halloween costume aisle? Beware! The makeup can be FRIGHTENING!! So many are under the impression that simply because a novelty Halloween makeup has made it to the kids costume aisle, it is safe. This is not the case. Many of the commercial face-painting products on the market today contain petroleum-based ingredients (derivatives of what you put in your CAR!) EEEEEK! The bright and heavily pigmented colors contain artificial dyes, lakes and fragrances. Some are labeled “safe”, “non-toxic” or “hypo-allergenic”, yet are loaded with skin allergens such as cobalt, chromium and nickel and even LEAD! It can be very misleading to simply read the front of the package, because when you read the ingredients…BOO!!! HalloweenMakeup.JPG

Fortunately, with Lemongrass Spa, there is a safe alternative. Almost any ghoul or princess is achievable with the versatile Sheer Minerals Makeup! Any of the Sheer Minerals powders can be mixed with water or Healing Elements Balm to glide on effortlessly. Our Black and Brown Natural Eyeliners can be used for outlines, cat eyes, black noses and freckles. The Organic Crème Lipstick in Siren is a perfect blood-red! Add a little sparkle to your favorite mermaid with Azul or Gold Rush Eye Shadow Gold Rush Eye Shadow. The possibilities are as big as your imagination!

In the pictures and instructions below, Mandy and Megan, stars from our very popular, recently released makeup demo video series, demonstrate the versatility and ease of application of Sheer Minerals as Halloween makeup and their results are ADORABLE!

Cute Little Bunny

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Brought together by a passion for natural living, Lemongrass Spa consultants and customers have joined the home office to build an inspiring support network. Spread throughout the country, US territories and US military bases around the globe, most of this community may never meet in person, but service to others is at the heart of this group; we are here to provide encouragement and relief during times of need. Today I share a few recent initiatives from Lemongrass Spa and the Lemongrass Spa community.

Operation Freedom Feet

Lemongrass Spa’s longest running giving back campaign is Operation Freedom Feet; the mission of which is to pamper US service members stationed on foreign soil with a smaller version of our popular Cucumber Foot Kit. In 2016, over 1400 Freedom Feet Foot Kits were sent to US military personnel, and in 2017 over 1500 kits have been sent already. Click here to learn more about Stephanie VanNess’ inspiration behind Operation Freedom Feet.

Honor a Hero

Wendy Gerlach, Executive Director

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Why You Can’t Miss Host a Spa Party Day 2017

Lemongrass Spa’s mission began simply: pamper women and men in the comfort of their own homes with luxurious natural products at affordable prices. Fulfilling this mission originated with a humble foot spa. What better way to relax and connect with friends than with a refreshing beverage and toes dancing in a warm tub of water sprinkled with the energizing scent of peppermint or cucumber! Our home spa parties have evolved in the last fifteen years to include facials, makeovers, hand spas and so much more. As we maneuver through our hectic lives, connected yet disconnected through technology, nothing replaces the joy of hugging your sisters and seeing their bright smiles.

Host a Spa Party Day reconnects us with Lemongrass Spa’s roots and rewards the incredible ‘family’ that has supported this mission throughout the years. Our next national event is Saturday, October 14, and consultants from all over the country are gathering guests for a celebration of the fresh, clean & natural lifestyle. Host an in-home spa party Saturday, October 14 and receive a special gift package with your order plus be entered into a drawing for the grand prize: 1 of 10 personal telephone calls from Heidi Leist, CEO during their spa party and a “Heidi's Fall Favorites" prize package, which includes:

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  • Espresso Body Scrub Our exclusive antioxidant body scrub exfoliates the skin, helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and moisturizes with organic shea butter. Handcrafted with 100% organic ingredients, it features fair trade coffee grounds, organic sugar and tumeric to help break down inflammation and remove toxins.
  • October Exclusive Body Brush Exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin with our limited-edition Body Brush. The beech wood handled brush features natural bristles that can be used wet or dry. Use some Espresso Body Scrub on it for additional benefits for eliminating toxins, improving circulation and reducing cellulite. Brush is 7.5 inches long and the round brush head is 3” wide.
  • Almond Biscotti Bar Soap Organic, all natural scent of sliced almonds, toasted cookies and vanilla bean, swirled into our handcrafted, moisturizing bar soap.
  • Immune Boost Essential Oil Spicy and herbal oil blend of eucalyptus, clove bud, cinnamon bark, rosemary and lemon essential oils that is uplifting, warming, comforting, purifying and invigorating.
  • Wall Diffuser Fill your home with your favorite energizing or relaxing essential oil blends.
  • Glamour Eye Set with Organic Mascara in Matte Black, Graphite Eye Shadow trial and Ballerina Pink Eye Shadow trial.

Guests of a Host a Spa Party Day soiree not only benefit from an entertaining and relaxing afternoon but will also receive a complimentary trial product in their $25 or more order.

Not available for a spa-tacular party October 14? Let me introduce you to the two of the fantastic specials you can take advantage of Saturday, October 14 at 9 am MT/ 11 am ET through Wednesday, October 18 at 9am MT/ 11 am MT.

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Pantone Fall 2017 Color Report: Welcome to Fall 2017!

Every season, Pantone puts out a list of the 10 most popular colors seen on the runway at New York Fashion Week. You can expect to see these hues prevalent in 2017 fall fashion. Below is a guide to coordinating your Sheer Minerals shades to these gorgeous trending fall colors.

Red/Plum/Pink

fall2017-grenadine.jpg “Power Red” is the biggest trend on track for fall. Get ready to brighten your wardrobe and makeup palette with a true, powerful red. Siren Organic Crème Lipstick and Red Hot Organic Lip Gloss will be your go to lip colors for sipping on your favorite pumpkin spice beverage. For a color comparison see Pantone color Grenadine.

Also topping the trends is a color Pantone calls fall2017-tawnyport.jpgTawny Port, a deep brownish berry tone. For lips, Plum Spice and Sugar Plum Organic Lip Gloss would coordinate well with this warm, mulled wine color. If you wear a blouse in this color, a good combination for the eyes would be a contrasting Ballerina Pink Eye Shadow on the lid with a neutral warm Suede Eye Shadow on the crease.

 fall2017-balletslipper.jpg Ballet Slipper is Pantones lone pastel for the season. This delicate blush pink is identical to Sheer Minerals Ballerina Pink Eye Shadow. For a refreshing bit of spring romance in the fall, sweep your eyelids in Ballerina Pink, add a little Sweet Cheeks Blush to the apples of your cheeks and a kiss of Pink Satin Organic Lip Gloss or Princess Pearl Organic Lip Gloss on your lips. If you are wearing a pink sweater or blouse, browns and earth tones coordinate beautifully. Graphite Eye Shadow and Merlot Organic Crème Lipstick would pair nicely with this fall pastel.

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When Lemongrass Spa Products opened it’s doors no one would have predicted it would become the successful community of thousands of health minded people it is today. There was no ribbon cutting, no confetti falling from the sky or even any helium balloons when I founded the company on that July day in 2002. On a shoestring budget I made bath crystals, room spray, body polish and a handful of other products in my home and through word of mouth, sold them to neighbors at little gatherings. The Lemongrass Spa Lady became my nickname and with two babies in tow my hectic work-at-home life quickly became even busier! My goal was to book at least two events a week in order to make the car payment, cover the insurance and buy groceries while my husband, Bryan, commuted down to the city of Denver. Little did we know that this little cottage business in Bailey, Colorado would become our livelihood and our family’s venturesome future. As we reflect upon fifteen incredible years, here are some of the company’s milestones.