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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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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 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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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.

2. Stimulate Blood FlowCoffee Benefits1.jpg

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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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.

2002 Lemongrass Spa Products began with 24 items. Pink Grapefruit is the first scent we sold; it came in Bath Crystals, Body Polish and Hand & Body Lotion. Our slogan, “made by hand for your body” was on the front cover of the 8 page catalog, prinKaren2003Clara1.jpgted with an ink-jet printer. 

2003 Heidi’s mother, Karen, relocated to Bailey and began working at Lemongrass Spa and also helped the Leist’s take care of their daughters, Emily and Clara. 

2004 Bryan resigned his IT position to work full time with Heidi at Lemongrass Spa Products, becoming the company President and accounting officer.

2005 Product labels changed from being printed by hand using an ink jet printer to a professional label company.

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How to Make Mom Feel Like a Million Bucks

Every woman wants to feel cherished, loved and appreciated. According to a survey done by the Daily Mail with 2,000 women in 2013, receiving a compliment from a friend or spouse was the biggest confidence booster, followed by having perfect hair and looking good in pictures.

The study revealed that having a good night's sleep, a cuddle, being told "I love you" and a smile from a stranger were also guaranteed to make a woman feel happy about herself.

It also found that four out of ten women get an immediate confidence boost if they look good in a photo. Another 40 percent say they feel great after getting a night of good sleep.

While 60 percent of women follow a strict beauty regime to ensure they leave the house feeling confident, 38 percent only need a cuddle from a child, partner, relative or friend to feel loved for the rest of the day.

Women also get an esteem boost when others ask them where they bought something they are wearing, such as a sweater or purse. Another thing women love is when they’re asked who their hairdresser is or what brand of makeup they use!

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Age Defying Beauty

….And the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows – Audrey Hepburn

Pre-Makeup Prep

Tweeze away any strays and clean up your eyebrow shape. A defined brow and clean brow bone opens and lifts the eye.

Exfoliate Dry dead skin can hang on to makeup, causing skin to appear dull and patchy.

Cleanse Gently cleanse your face with your choice of cleansing gel or bar soap and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply your facial mist as well.

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5 Anti-Aging Ingredients You Should be Using

Nature offers a bounty of botanicals to nourish, heal and thrive. We’re constantly reminded the importance of fueling our bodies with proteins, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids to maintain health, and what we feed our bodies effects the appearance of our skin. Aging is an integral part of life, but feeding the skin directly plays a key role in reducing the visible signs of aging in the skin.

Free radicals are produced through both natural processes and environmental stimulus and cause cells to breakdown over time, leading to signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Antioxidants are anti-aging heroes sent to destroy free radicals and maintain skin’s elasticity, boost natural skin regeneration and reduce the signs of aging.

Here is a list of anti-aging superstars you should be using daily:

Argan Oil

Packed with vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, argan oil works to improve texture by strengthening the bonding structures in skin, and improves appearance by fading dark spots. Argan oil seals in moisture, balances oil production and won’t clog pores.

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A Case for Makeup

Many celebrities and “well-knowns” are ditching the makeup for an all-natural, no makeup look and being quite public about it. Defying what they call a skewed “public standard of beauty”. There is even a hashtag created for this movement: #nomakeup

I have encountered women who say, “I don’t wear makeup, I’m beautiful just the way I am!“ and to that I say, “Yes, you are!” But for me, and so many others I know, we love our makeup! Its fun, its transformative and in a way, a very personal art form! I like the concept of contours and highlights; putting light-catching shimmer here and there, playing with eye shadow that makes the color of my eyes look more intense and endlessly practicing, and to date, failing with winged eyeliner. Rather than being a conformist act of masking who I really am, or an insecurity with my naked face, I regard it as a personal expression, like a tattoo, only washable. I am totally intrigued by women who can chisel a cheekbone out of nothing but the color brown. That’s an ART! But many in the #nomakeup movement would translate this as not loving what you were given. I respectfully beg to differ. I confess I do appreciate hiding behind a little concealer when I have a break out (usually before family pictures or some sort of social soiree). Is this because I do not love myself? Is it because I am trying to aspire to an unattainable standard of beauty? No, it is because I am not fond of the angry, red third eye in the middle of my forehead. That is all.

Culturally and historically, men and women have done makeup or face painting for centuries for beauty, celebration, war, religion, to ward off diseases and protect from the sun. By the time Queen Cleopatra came to power in the 1st century BC, Egyptian women had at their disposal a whole array of cosmetics, all of which were made from rocks, minerals and plants in the region. Cleopatra used bright green and a deep blue eye shadow with gold-colored pyrite flecks. She darkened her eyebrows and lengthened her eyelashes. She used red ochre, a type of clay colored red by iron oxide for blush and lipstick.

The #nomakeup naturalist may claim the toxic brew of chemicals women put on their face as reasoning for their stance. Legitimate! But with Sheer Minerals by Lemongrass Spa, you need not worry.

I hardly think the use of makeup or lack thereof is worthy of a “movement”. My idea of a movement would be to accept all translations of beauty. If your look is a swipe of lip balm and a ponytail, you go girl! If you pile on eyeliner, practice on your wings or paint on a precise 40’s era red lip, fabulous!! Most of what brings out beauty comes from the inside out. With Lemongrass Spa and Sheer Minerals, you can paint your gorgeous palette safely and naturally to your hearts content or, if you prefer, simply moisturize and go! As I like to say, makeup doesn’t make a woman beautiful, the woman makes the makeup beautiful. #Idefinemybeauty #SheermineralsbyLG

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