Wellness Wednesday - April 2012
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 Eartha 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.
For this edition of Wellness Wednesday, we’re preparing to share some spring with you. The Eartha Naturals SalonSpa offers pedicures to get you feet out of shoe hibernation and ready for sunshine and sandals. Our Aestheticians from EN SalonSpa and Healthy Skin and Body are here to give you the need to know about SPF and sun safety; the tea room has some beautiful - yes, tea CAN be beautiful, cold teas to quench your thirst on a sunny afternoon; and Sprouts Baby and Toddler Boutique has a unique collection of quality kids clothes that will have your munchkins dressed to impress!
Welcome to Wellness!
Our GOOD FOR YOU RECIPE is one that found its way to EN SalonSpa Stylist/Owner, Chelsea Zenner’s Kitchen…she’s tweaked it a bit and we’ve tasted tested - it’s DELICIOUS! Most “healthy” bread recipes leave you with a loaf that could double as a door stop - not this one! Stop in and taste for yourself, samples available on April 18th Wellness Wednesday while they last.
COCONUT ZUCCHINI BREAD
Ingredients: ¾ C loosely packed shredded zucchini, 6 eggs, separated, ½ C coconut milk (or 2 more eggs), ½ C. coconut oil (or butter) melted (plus extra for greasing pan), ½ C Truvia (Chelsea uses Stevia in the Raw), ½ tsp. vanilla, 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. sea salt, ¾ C coconut flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, chocolate chips to taste, ½ C. chopped pecans or walnuts (optional), unsweetened coconut flakes (optional topping)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with coconut oil or butter. Separate 4 eggs into two bowls. Whip the egg whites until very fluffy. In the other bowl, blend together the 4 egg yolks, zucchini, coconut oil, coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Then add the other 2 eggs (or 4 if not using coconut milk), one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine coconut flour and baking powder and sift into batter. Blend until there are no lumps. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Gently fold in egg whites to the batter. Pour in greased pan. Top with unsweetened coconut flakes and bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
In addition to being a no sugar recipe, this no grain delight offers Serotonin (eggs), GABA (coconut flour, milk & zucchini), Acetylcholine (yolks, coconut oil & milk) and Dopamine (eggs) all essential to a healthy brain. Enjoy!
April 22nd is Earth Day and in honor of that, we chose an activity that benefits both you AND the environment. This month our GOOD FOR YOU ACTIVITY
is BIRD WATCHING (a.k.a. BIRDING)
Believe It or Not Benefits: Birds with out a doubt can increase our pleasure and quality of life. In an article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, it was noted there is evidence that contact with the natural world, including animals, plants, landscapes and wilderness - may offer health benefits. Birding is a way to relax and unwind. It’s a great activity to share as a family since people of all ages and abilities can participate. It gets pretty hard to worry about anything when watching these beauties of nature.
For the environment: According to Roger Tory Peterson, author of Peterson Field Guide - Birds of Eastern and Central America, birds are sensitive indicators of the environment. By observing and recording bird populations, people become more environmentally aware and the observations can detect possible environmental changes. Generally, people who appreciate the world around them are more apt to take care of it.
Realistic Lifestyle Incorporation: Get up and grab some binoculars. Head out and see who is flying about. What a great way to take advantage of a beautiful spring afternoon! Stuck at your cubicle all day? There are opportunities online as well. Search for “Decorah Eagles” and you’ll find yourself in a live Eagle pair’s nest on a nature preserve in Iowa. This year they have three babies, all hatched late March and growing quickly.
HAIR/SKIN/NAIL SERVICE TO EXPERIENCE - ORGANIC FACIAL
What Is It: A service provided by our licensed Aestheticians to cleanse, exfoliate and rejuvenate tired, stressed skin.
What We Do: In the privacy of our treatment room you’ll have a short consultation with the providing aesthetician to determine the best facial for your skin type. Next, you’ll be given a moment to change (we provide a top for you to wear so your clothes are protected from products like mud or massage oil). Then, you’ll get settled on our warm and comfortable treatment table. The aesthetician will return and provide the service. A general sequence is cleanse, steam, exfoliate, massage and moisturize but may vary depending on your treatment plan. Approximate time allotted for a facial is 60 - 90 minutes and an investment of $50*.
Why We Like It: While this sounds like an indulgent luxury - it isn’t. The health benefits of a facial far outweigh the beauty benefits. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and a direct reflection of internal wellbeing. The major health benefits of regular facials are the regulation of the immune system, detoxification and reduction in fluid build up. Facials can clear clogged pores, quench parched skin and remove dead skin cells. A facial also has a calming effect on the nervous system therefore it can help reduce stress and tension.
*Mention you read Wellness Wednesday and receive 10% off a facial!
As you recharge your skin with a facial and get ready to go out birding, we’ve got you covered -well, the part of you that sees the most sunshine anyway. Our FEATURED PRODUCT is ARGAN OIL, a facial moisturizer with SPF 30.
Uses: In a light hydration formula with SPF 30 to block out the sun’s UVA (Ultra Violet Aging) and UVB (Ultra Violet Burning) rays, Argan oil, along with other nutrients, soften and nourish the skin. In addition to protecting against the sun’s UV rays, antioxidants provide protection against environmental damage to the skin. It also protects against skin cancer, fine lines and wrinkles, and dark sun/age spots.
What’s In It: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rgania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) oil, Rosa Canina Seed (Rosehip Oil) extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Extracts of Euphorbia Cerifera Cera ( Candelilla Wax), Organic Carmellia Sinensis (Green Tea) leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis ( Rosemary Leaf), Origanum Vulgar (Oregano), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme), Citrus Grandes (Grapefruit Seed), Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal), Lonicera Caprifollium (Japanese Honeysuckle) & Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark (Cinnamon).
Why We Like It: Our Aestheticians recommend applying a product with SPF 30 to protect your skin, your face especially, anytime you’re going to be outdoors. The nice thing about SPF 30 is you aren’t overexposed to irritating chemicals AND you still get a great tan! Reapply as needed but especially if you’ve been sweating or swimming!
Thanks for reading this edition of Wellness Wednesday. This is brought to you by the Beauty and Wellness Professionals of Earth Naturals SalonSpa which is owned and operated by BellaZenn Enterprises, LLC. If you have any question please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven’t already, be sure to “like” Eartha Naturals SalonSpa on Facebook! You can follow our Wellness Wednesday blog at, bellazennsalonspa.wordpress.com. We hope your day is wonderfully well!