Category Archives: OILS

a few goodies from Josie Maran and Philip B.

December 7, 2013

JOSIE MARAN ARGAN “LOVE YOUR LIPS” HYDRATING LIPSTICK

An awesome buildable, medium-coverage lip color.

A rich color core lipstick wrapped in a layer of hydrating Argan Oil. Inside is a high-pigment inner core that saturates lips in vivid color. Outside, a clear outer layer drenches lips with shine and hydration.

Price: $22.00

Where to buywww.josiemarancosmetics.com, Sephora, Sephora.com, QVC

 

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PHILIP B. OUR ROYAL MEGA-CURL ENHANCER

A miracle botanical styler thatmakes wavy hair especially pretty and wavy.

It also leaves curly hair super soft, glossy and beautifully defined and easier to control than ever. Super-moisturizing agents tame frizz and leave hair bouncy and shiny.

Price: 6 fl oz/178ml$50.00

Where to buyPhilipB.com and fine salons and department stores worldwide

 

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PHILIP B CHOCOLATE MILK BODY WASH & BUBBLE BATH

Just thinking about this makes me (and my kids!!!) happy.

Smells exactly like two yummy scoops of chocolate sugar swirled in milk.

With Cocoa Butter for conditioning; Oat Proteins and Wheat Amino Acids to revive and soothe; moisturizing Glycerin; and healing Aloe. 

Price: 60 ml. $8.00; 350 ml. $35.00

Where to buywww.Philipb.com

 

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Yogi Cameron, former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master, stars in Model Guru on Veria Living TV network, and has quick and easy remedies to heal your common cold throughout the upcoming flu season.

November 19, 2013

As you are reading this, I know your nose is running…

All of us struggle with the common cold – we catch it, get over it but can’t get away from it.  Whether you are surrounded by sneezing, coughing and running noses in your home, at work or simply out in public – you need to protect yourself!

Yogi Cameron, former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master, stars in Model Guru on Veria Living TV network, and has quick and easy remedies to heal your common cold throughout the upcoming flu season.

 

Inhalation Therapy – ancient old trick of expelling mucus from the chest region

Steps:

  • Boil a pot of water
  • Add 3-4 drops of camphor oil
  • Put a towel over your head
  • Place your head over the pot and inhale

Coconut Oil & Peppermint Oil – to keep the nasal passages open

Steps:

  • Mix coconut oil with peppermint oil in the palm of your hand
  • Rub it inside your nose

*Peppermint Oil is sharp and hot, so it helps break down the sinus congestion

 

Healing Lemon Drink

Steps:

  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ lemon
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon of honey

*You can have this drink several times a day but don’t drink it with meals

 

Yoga Postures

  • Shoulder stand – helps to open the muscles in the neck, and as it’s an inversion, it helps to drain all of the mucus out of the nostrils and chest area (instructions on how to form the pose are in the provided video segment).

*Make sure to get plenty of rest for the mind and the body.

 

Click here for the full demonstration of each natural preventative method, as demonstrated by Yogi Cameron himself.

 

Yogi Cameron left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice.

With the help of the Amanuddin Foundation, Yogi Cameron has brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of a peace and education program for Afghan children, soldiers, and other members of the civilian population. He also works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation.

THE ORGANIC PHARMACY – organic, natural, high potency, pure, homeopathic

August 12, 2013

 

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I was thrilled to revisit The Organic Pharmacy on Beverly Drive, since having checked it out years ago.  Wow, have I been missing out!  Walk in and you're immediately intoxicated  by a wave of heavenly scents. These organic oils and concoctions are so pure and delicious the smell literally stopped me in my tracks for a serious "oh my goddddddd" moment that lasted a good two minutes. 

The facial treatment list is founded upon their principles: organic, natural, high potency, pure, homeopathic.

I had a fantastic signature facial from the manager Kerry Wall, a sublimely talented aesthetician and all around organic skin guru who has been with The Organic Pharmacy for ten years.

Their facial treatments have been designed to use massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure massage to support the skin’s ability to heal itself. Lymphatic drainage reduces puffiness an the high potency organic ingredients enable the skin to repair and regenerate.  Masks, extractions, massage – my skin was exquisite aftewards.  GLOWING. 

 

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    Address: 453 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Phone:(310) 272-7275
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    A few highlights from the Organic Pharmacy PhilosophyFrom Founder, Margo Marrone  

    Whilst studying homeopathy I became aware of Organic and what it meant. Shocked that I had been unaware of the level of poisonous pesticides used in our food and the questionable ingredients used in cosmetics, I decided to use my herbal, homeopathic and pharmaceutical knowledge to create a shopping haven free from chemicals found in other stores, a place where expert knowledge on well being, herbs and homeopathic remedies were readily available. My principles were very simple, the best organic ingredients, honest expert advice, quality service, incredibly effective products and a caring environment. I took the idea to my husband Franco whose design skills and vision turned The Organic Pharmacy into a modern day health and beauty centre.

    Our first store opened in 2002 on Chelsea’s trendy Kings Road and very soon we had complete synergy with our customers many of whom are still with us today. More London stores followed and in 2008 we opened our first store in Los Angeles. We still stick with our strong principles and pride ourselves on the passion that we share for quality, efficacy and above all a dedication to you.

    To this end we strive to give you as much information as possible. Whether you suffer from breast cancer, skin allergies and sensitivities or you want to optimise your skin and health, an informed, honest choice is your right, we encourage all our customers to ask as many questions as they need to and we are there to support you every step of the way.

    Our aim is to bring you the best products, advice and treatments free from all the toxic ingredients commonly found in mainstream cosmetics and health products. ­From our herbal and homeopathic dispensary we custom blend herbs and homeopathic remedies to suit your needs.  Expert advice from our qualified professional team means you are able to fulfill all your health and beauty needs.

    We believe that through informed choice, you the consumer should be empowered by knowledge so that you can decide what products to buy. We hope that we have shown the world it is possible to choose an organic product that is beautiful to look at, luxurious to use and more effective than its synthetic counterparts without compromising your health or beauty. 

     

    Pure, real, organic products don't mess around. This is the real thing, peeps. 

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    Pangea Organics for pure, nourishing oils you can feel good about

    August 1, 2013

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    oil, oil, oil!

    I can never get enough. EVER. The dry SoCal heat keeps my skin in a perpetual state of just a tad bit dry as all hell.

    Enter the game changer:  PANGEA ORGANICS

    BODY OIL

    Italian White Sage & Geranium, Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom $24

     

    100% Silky. Rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), skin-beneficial vitamins and incredible essential oil aromas, this body oil is the perfect remedy for dry skin and tense muscles. Five organic, food-grade oils comprise the base of this nutritive blend offering superior glide for massage and luxurious hydration for the body. These precious, cold-pressed oils absorb deeply and efficiently to deliver healthy, silky smooth skin.

    Don't forget:  Italian White Sage & Geranium, Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom

    BALANCING OIL

    Balancing act. We’re all looking for a little more balance in our lives. It’s the key to being at our best. Same holds true for our skin. It’s in this spirit that we created this Balancing Oil—a truly unique combination of exquisite essential oils and beautiful base oils derived from whole, organic, cold-pressed vegetables, seeds and nuts. Rich in naturally occurring antioxidants, essential fatty acids (EFA’s) and vitamins, it nourishes, protects and combats the signs of pre-mature aging. Beneficial for all skin types and a MUST for dry to mature skin, this Balancing Oil works hard to penetrate the skin, preserve intrinsic moisture and combine with your natural oils (sebum) to bring your skin into sweet harmony.

    Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate $50

     


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    Available at www.pangeaorganics.com

     

    CHECK OUT THEIR MISSION STATEMENT BELOW.

    HOW CAN YOU NOT FEEL GOOD USING PRODUCT LIKE THIS?

     

    Practices

    Buying Pangea products does more than make your body feel good. It means you're supporting sustainable agriculture and culture. Everything from fair trade sourcing and organic farming to living wages and the use of renewable, recycled and recyclable resources. In other words, good for you. Good for everybody.

    Pangea products are (and always will be):

    • Crafted in small batches, using pure, organic ingredients that replenish the skin and soothe or stimulate your senses
    • Preserved using the gentlest of methods to retain the nurturing properties of the botanicals in each customized blend
    • Intentionally sourced from organic farmers through fair trade practices whenever possible
    • Honest above all else: if it's in our products, it's on our labels

    Products

    You're already beautiful. We're just here to help cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin.

    We believe that taking great care of your skin means understanding what you put on it. Especially since most of what goes on  your body makes its way into your body. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

    So we've created bodycare that doesn't just smell nice. It is nice.

    Herbs transform the earth's nutrients into a form that our bodies can utilize. We then utilize these whole, living plant essences in our products so you can benefit from their vitamins, minerals, and essential oils in the purest way possible.

    Performance

    Our mission is to make body and skincare that is good for you and your body. That's why we choose to use only plant-based ingredients that nurture you and your skin.

    Now, sometimes you hear people say "organic body and skin care means poor performance." Well, whoever said that wasn't
    talking about Pangea. We put the same effort into making products that work as we do into making products that are organic.
    So you can always trust that your Pangea products will perform as great as they feel.

    Planet

    What we choose to consume today directly impacts how we, and future generations, will live tomorrow. Choosing to buy Pangea means you, too, are positively impacting the future.

    You only have one body, and we only have one planet. We promise to do all that we can to take care of both.