Welcome to the “Almost Spring” issue of our newsletter. We enjoyed a little tease by Mother Nature of temperatures above 50 degrees last week, and even if those days didn’t last, we know that spring can’t be too far away. Spring….. brings to mind- Prom, Easter bonnets, new birth, maple syrup and spring CLEANING!
And we have something here at Bella Zenn for all those occasions. If you haven’t visited us lately, be sure to stop in and see the new clothing and accessories line of Grace and Lace; featuring camisoles, sweaters, wraps, scarves and leg warmers/boot toppers. Our local crafters are also keeping us supplied with warm woolen mittens ( since winter is STILL here) , dryer balls, hats and hair décor.
As we come out of hibernation, we find ourselves needing to shed a few layers of clothes, as well as a few pounds that accumulated over the holidays and the looong months being indoors and less active.
Our Steam and Detox Treatment can help jump start a diet and exercise program. Combining therapeutic essential oils, ancient sea mud and medicinal herbs, the 3-day Detox package will have you spring cleaning yourself! With Easter and Mother’s Day upon us soon, keep in mind this pampering spa treatment, when gift ideas are needed.
Citrusy essential oils, such as lemon, grapefruit or a blend called Citrus Fresh can be added to your drinking water, to aid in releasing toxins from the cellulite tissues. Besides cleaning our bodies, the citrus essential oils make great cleaning solutions to detox our homes with healthier alternatives to chemical-laden commercial products. Terri’s presentation at Women’s Weekend was all about Detoxing Your Home, so ask our staff about Thieves products and other essential oils that are great at fighting germs and making things sparkle.
For any new moms-to-be and/ or newborns, we have created a NEW custom salve: MomEase & BabeEase- it is an emollient salve using coconut and olive oils and a gentle blend of essential oils good for preventing stretch marks, calming anxiety( maybe good for DadEase in the delivery room?), soothing fussy babies and even warding off postpartum blues. With Prom coming soon and the beginning of the popular wedding months, maybe it’s time to start thinking about trying our new natural mineral make up, Alima Pure. If you aren’t sure how to use it, or what colors work best for you, consider scheduling a Beauty School 101 appointment for some expert hands-on advice.
OIL OF THE MONTH – LEMON
Lemon oil, like other citrus plant oils, is cold-expressed from the plant peels, rather than being steam-distilled like most essential oils. Lemon is one of the most useful and versatile oils to have on hand. Its powerful antioxidant, limonene, supports a healthy immune system and is a natural disinfectant. Its zesty aroma uplifts the mind and energizes the body. As mentioned above, lemon oil can be used in the house for removing grease spots, crayon marks, adhesives and to clean windows and polish furniture. Lemon oil from a reputable source may also be taken internally, used in place of lemon juice in cooking or to flavor water. Keep a bottle of diluted lemon oil in water to cleanse produce, wipe down counter tops and neutralize kitchen smells.
Special in store offer* 10% off* any Lemon Oil product or Citrus Fresh blend while supplies last
Healthy Spring Activities
Start a family garden. Begin getting the soil ready to plant flowers and vegetables. If you have limited space, try growing herbs in pots. Home-grown vegetables and herbs are great money savers and ensure they're available for healthy summer meals and snacks. Fresh herbs are also a tasty alternative to salt, when cooking. Go old school. Help your children draw hopscotch or four square courts on the sidewalk. Sidewalk chalk is a colorful and inexpensive way for children to create their own activity space. Plan a nature scavenger hunt. Pick up small nets and mason jars for kids to use to catch butterflies or interesting insects, and collect flowers in the neighborhood or at a local park.
Healthy Recipe: Flaxseed Wrap for Anything!
Great with eggs, sliced turkey and avocado or however you want to fill it!
3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika Pinch of sea salt 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon water 1 large egg
1. Mix together the ground flaxseeds, baking powder, onion powder, paprika and salt in a small bowl. Stir in the 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Beat in the egg and 1 tablespoon water until blended.
2. Grease a microwave-safe glass or plastic pie pan with coconut oil. Pour in the batter and spread evenly over the bottom; microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes until cooked. Let cool for 5 minutes. (from the book Wheat Belly)
All of us at Bella Zenn Salon Spa are hoping you hop in to enjoy Spring…and as always, Be Well!