Wellness Wednesday March 2012

            ~ Brought to you by the Beauty and Wellness Professionals

of Eartha Naturals SalonSpa ~

Owned and operated by BellaZenn Enterprises, LLC

At Eartha Naturals we care about YOU! All of you- what you put inside of you as well as what you use on the outside. If you’re reading this, most likely you’ve been to our salon and have experienced the difference – the natural, non-toxic difference. From our hair care products and cosmetics to the tea room teas and treats, we strive to use the purest ingredients. At Eartha Naturals, where natural is beautiful, we research our products first and then pass the knowledge to you.

We’ve decided to incorporate our wellness philosophy into a feature we’re calling Wellness Wednesday. To start, one Wednesday a month we’re going to share a good for you recipe (we might even have some tasty, in house, samples), focus on a product from the Eartha Naturals Shop, recommend a wellness activity, enlighten you with the potential benefits and add anything else we can think of to share the wellness lifestyle with you. With Sprouts Baby & Toddler Boutique opening here at Eartha on March 14th, we decided to start with the kids. We hope you like it!

Welcome to Wellness!

Our first GOOD FOR YOU RECIPE is a tried measure for sneaking some veggies (and fruit) to your baby or toddler. We all know eating fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to maintain good health but, as parents, we also know this isn’t something to easily convince our kids of.

Take 4oz. of your child’s favorite yogurt and mix in 1 to 2 oz. of a veggie puree. Mix very well and serve. YUM! 

*Room temperature or cold purees work best*

Some personal favorites:

Peach yogurt with sweet potato puree or Blueberry yogurt with 1oz. green bean puree

For the baby or toddler feeding them self – add a little baby cereal to the mix. It’s a good source of iron and helps keep the yogurt on the spoon.

Products of the Month – ZUM RUB LAVENDER OR ZUM WEE RUB

Uses: Apply wherever your body needs some moisture. Chapped skin, cracked heels, cuticles, lips, healing scars, tattoos, poison ivy, sun burn, make up removal, bikini wax, frizzies. It works great on baby bums for diaper rash.

What’s in it: certified organic sunflower oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, beeswax (natural, not refined or bleached), carnauba wax, shea butter, goat’s milk, Bulgarian lavender oil and vitamin E.

Why we like it:  Lavender, probably the best known of all essential oils, is a good antiseptic. Lavender is excellent for treating infections and a multitude of ailments including, insect bites, burns, headaches (even migraines) and nausea. Massaging with lavender oil promotes relaxation so rub some Zum on your baby (or yourself) after a bath or before bedtime.

Good for you activity – READING

Believe it or not benefits: Reading reduces stress! Studies have shown reading for just six minutes a day can reduce stress by 68%! Reading not only acts as a distraction from the outside stressors we face, it actually engages our mind and requires our full attention. Our minds don’t think about things causing stress when our full attention is given to whatever we’re reading. That’s like taking a mini vacation of the mind…Woo-hoo!

Since our focus is kids this month, here’s how reading benefits children: Reading together is a simple, enjoyable way for parents to take time out from the busy, hectic lifestyles common today and focus on family. Reading stories is a wonderful bonding experience and fosters meaningful one on one communication with our kids. It also helps develop a child’s creativity and the ability to use their own imagination.

Realistic Lifestyle Incorporation: For the kids, start with a story a day. Before nap time or bedtime, during bath time or while potty training, any time is better than not at all. Check out the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, it’s a wonderful resource center and there are many reading programs offered like, 1,000 books before Kindergarten, which kids can participate in. On Fridays there is an awesome story time from 10:30-11:00 for kids 5 and younger.  Resources: www.littleonesreadingresource.com & www.sound-mind.org

For you, start with anything you enjoy. Pick up your favorite magazine and get reading. Who knew catching up on celebrity gossip could be considered a stress reducer!

Good for you salon service to experience: MINI MAX CRADLE CAP TREATMENT

What is it: A signature service designed with little heads in mind. During the treatment we’ll show you how to effectively control Infantile Seborrhea Dermatitis, also known as Cradle Cap.

What we do: We use a gentle, skin nourishing oil to loosen the yellow crust babies and young children experience on their scalps as their little bodies adjust to the world outside the womb.  We’ll teach you how to gently lift the loosened scales and then we’ll wash your baby’s hair/head using our Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Shampoo. This service will take 30 to 45 minutes and is $12.00.

Why we like it: While Cradle Cap is generally mild and does not bother babies, it can be unsightly. This is another mom tested treatment that provides lasting, healthy scalp results. We use products that are extremely gentle to the scalp so there isn’t further irritation and excess oil production. Using the wrong things can confuse the already over active sebaceous glands. This is a service where we arm you with what you need to take care of your little one’s precious head right from the start.  Treatment schedule we follow: once every 8 weeks while the problem persists.


Thanks for reading this edition of Wellness Wednesday, if you have any questions please email us at earthasalonspa@yahoo.com. Be sure to like Eartha Naturals SalonSpa on Facebook to grow in beauty and wellness with us (and to be the first to know of exclusive treatment specials/discounts).

We hope your day is wonderfully well!