Wellness Wednesday November/December 2012

Whew! Can you believe we’re getting to the end of another year? It seems like we were just saying this about the Holidays last year. We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday last week. We sure enjoyed time with our families! Before we jump on the Christmas train in just a minute, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what we’re thankful for. First and foremost, we’re thankful to God for all of our talents. We gladly share our gifts with you through our services and friendship. We’re thankful to live in the community we do. We are fortunate to not face the daily dangers many in the world do. We are thankful to be Americans where through faith, hard work and a resilient character dreams will not be diminished. We’re thankful for the awesome natural  products we have found to work with and offer to you. Our business is beauty and we’re proud to be Medford’s first non-toxic beauty option. You might have heard us mention this one before, it’s in just about every issue, we are thankful for the amazing client friends we’ve met on our journey. Whether you’ve been here once or see us regularly, we are inspired and truly humbled by your support - THANK YOU!

Wellness Wednesday started 9 months ago to bring you the happenings of our salon, easy, healthy things to make and good for you activities to keep life fun. We’re going to continue this tradition as we transition to our new location but we want to know what YOU want to know more about.  You can comment or message us on Facebook, we have a SalonSpa page to like, or tell us when you’re in next. We’ll do our best to share our knowledge with you. J

And now, Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our halls are decked thanks to the talented Wedding Gallery ladies. We still offer our popular seasonal aromas like peppermint (scrub) and chocolate (mask) to incorporate into our pedicures and massages. This year we have a new aroma, warm vanilla and brown sugar…YUM!  As always, our aromas are natural NOT synthetic perfumes. We’re making gift giving extra wonderful for anyone giving the gift of a gift certificate. Our gift certificate special is as follows now through the month of December: For every gift certificate purchased, the buyer is entered into our $50 SalonSpa Cash drawing. Yep, that’s right, $50 for the winner to spend on whatever service(s) they’d like. Every Friday is Black Friday at BellaZenn, in addition to the drawing, every $25.00 gift certificate purchased on Friday earns a FREE $5.oo! We’ll either add it on to the certificate ($25 = $30) OR we’ll  give the buyer a $5.00 gift certificate of their own, the more you buy the more you can earn FREE for yourself. YAY!

Our last GOOD FOR YOU RECIPE of the year is NO BAKE PUMPKIN PIE. A delightful little treat that is Gluten free, Soy free and Vegan.

Crust Ingredients: 2C almond meal, ¼ C Agave, 3 Medjool Dates

Filling Ingredients: 2/3 can (about 1 C) pumpkin pree, ¼ C nut milk, 1/3 C brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp vanilla extract

Crust Directions: Combine all crust ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend for 45 seconds. Remove crust mix from blender and place in a pie plate. Press dough to form a crust.

This is an extremely versatile crust and can be used in just about any recipe, any time. No need for a nasty store bought wheat and soy laced crust L All natural, all healthy J

Filling Directions: Combine everything in Vita-Mixer, food processor or Magic Bullet and blend/mix well. Scoop filling into pie crust and place in fridge or freezer to set.  Quick set by freezing for 15 minutes and then store in fridge until served.

Optional: omit nut milk and brown sugar completely and use ¼ to 1/3 C agave instead.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Chelsea, Erin, Jessica and Vanessa, your Beauty and Wellness Professionals at BellaZenn SalonSpa. We look forward to the possibilities waiting to unfold in 2013.