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4 Easy Ways to Go Green This Holiday Season

Loving family gatherings and joyful gift giving are two reasons this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the environment, however, Thanksgiving through New Year’s isn’t as merry. Stores are flooded with cheap disposable toys, decorations and extra holiday embellishments often made with questionable materials. According to a review by Stanford University, Americans produce 25% more waste during this time, equating to about 7 million pounds of trash. In addition, the energy bill for an average family home increases almost $60 per month due to festive displays. Here are four simple tips for a greener holiday season.

1. Energy Saving

Reduce energy usage by using fewer decorative lights and animatronic ornaments as well as swapping incandescent bulbs for LEDs. Switching to LED bulbs and string lights uses an average of 75% less energy, while lasting about 25 times longer than incandescent lights. In addition to using more energy efficient bulbs, turn lights off during the day, when you’re not home and when you go to bed.

2. Eco-Friendly Gifts

It’s tempting to buy the trendiest toys and stock up on cute discount store finds, but these can often contain a mix of potentially toxic chemicals such as phthalates, flame retardants, bisphenol A and even lead. Instead, create your own gifts by baking, drawing, building or sewing or purchase gifts made with sustainable materials and natural ingredients. Also, consider presenting your loved ones with a relaxing spa day experience at home. Giving more meaningful gifts free from dangerous additives but packed full of your affections is not only better for the environment but will be remembered by the recipient long after the holiday has ended.

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I Am Free: 4 Reasons to Attend Annual Conference

In July, consultants from all over the country met in Orlando, Florida for the largest Lemongrass Spa conference ever honoring our “I Am Free” theme. The motto, ‘I Am Free to Be’ encompasses the freedom to be a unique individual, an entrepreneur and live a chemical-free life. It was a weekend filled with empowering speakers: Andrea and Richard from Go for No; business building tools including a dynamic presentation from Laurie Girardi of The Girardi Group; leader-led breakout sessions and celebrations of our consultants’ successes. In addition, we unveiled our fresher, cleaner and more natural than ever product line in which all non-natural fragrances have been eliminated. Let’s take a look at four reasons you won’t want to miss our annual conference next year!

 

1. Top-Notch Training

After a spectacular kickoff reception Thursday night, the weekend was packed with educational, inspiring and empowering speakers including breakout sessions led by some of our top leaders.

2. Celebration of Achievements

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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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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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