Fall 2014

(October/November)Welcome to our Fall Wellness Newsletter! Besides getting everyone glowing in rich fall colors and beautiful trendy cuts, or amping up the immune systems for the season with therapeutic massages and Rinnovo oil treatments...We have been busy enjoying Mother Nature’s foliage show, taking get-aways to apple orchards, and browsing the pumpkin patches so we got a bit behind on our newsletter...Hope you enjoy this better late than never edition!

In case you have not heard, we’ve added another amazing member to our Bella Zenn family….Emily Barnetzke, cosmetologist, joined us the end of September and is busy scheduling people who have been on the waiting list, and taking on new clients. We are thrilled to have her aboard and clearly our guests have been enjoying her as well as her availability is also dwindling quickly :) Watch for November specials with Emily on our Facebook page!

In September, the Bella gals took a morning off with our friend and photographer, James Stokes, to create an autumn portfolio. We set up on the Bella Zenn Salon grounds and had a blast! You might have seen a teaser photo on our Facebook page. Some of us were showcasing the latest Grace and Lace vests and boot-toppers. Be sure to check out the cozy scarves and new fall items from that line, available in our Eco-Boutique. A few pesty hornets tried to get in on the action, but we dashed inside for some essential oil Insect-Aside and turned them away. And wait till you hear….Wisconsin Bride Magazine saw the photos and we have been featured in the latest web issue!! You can see that here: http://wibride.com/hair-beauty/vendor-love-meet-two-medford-faves-wi-wedding-scene ...We will also be in a future publication available on shelves soon!

Now that the kids are back to school, be sure to stock up on safe and natural products to help boost immunity and keep them healthy. Consider the Thieves line of home cleaners, hand sanitizers, mouthwash, lozenges and essential oils, including our custom T.K.O. salve. Rumor has it that the dreaded head lice has already invaded some of the schools….but never fear; ask our staff about hair care products for preventing and treating that issue. We have Max Green Scalp Rescue shampoo. Other products containing essential oils of tea tree, citronella, eucalyptus, oregano, chamomile, lavender, or rosemary are also effective. Applying Thieves or Purification to soles of children’s feet twice a day, may make them a less appealing host to those unwanted guests.

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Our Aromatherapist, Terri, has been busy hosting educational and entertaining wellness classes in August, September and October. Recent classes were: Everyday Oils 101, Dr. Mom- Using Oils for Children for everything from A-Z, and Living the Oola Life. Let us know if you would like a repeat of any of these, or other wellness topics you are interested in. She is planning to present the 12 Oils of Ancient Scriptures on Monday evening, November 17th at 6pm. This class will be an overview of essential oil history, a biblical reference of ancient and modern day use. We encourage pre-registration as class size is limited so call today! We will also be hosting a class during out 2nd Annual {HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE} which will be Sat, December 13th...watch our Facebook page for more details coming soon!

Autumn is a good time to incorporate essential oils into your cooking. Not only are they flavorful, but add therapeutic value as well. Add a few drops of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon bark, ginger or citrus oils to warm cider, pumpkin, or apple recipes. Remember, the oils are VERY concentrated, so just one drop, or a toothpick dipped into the bottle and swirled in your recipe, is all that you need. Here’s our recipe you might want to try:

Citrus-C French Toast Syrup: 1 C. fresh maple syrup* ¼ C. fresh orange juice 1 tsp orange rind, grated 4 T. butter 3 drops Young Living Orange oil. Combine all together and simmer in pan on stove 5 minutes. Mix: 6 beaten eggs ½ C. milk( may use soy, almond, coconut) 1 T. honey*( or blue agave) 1 tsp orange rind 3 drops YL orange oil 1-2 drops YL cinnamon bark oil 8 slices bread

Dip bread in mix. Sautee in lightly buttered fry pan on both sides. Serve with syrup.

*For your convenience, we carry local honey and maple syrup in our Eco-Boutique

Healthy Activities: >>-->Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. Carve out 15-30 minutes for a walk; you will regret not having done it when the not-so-nice weather arrives. >>-->Pile up the leaves and have a blast with the kids. >>-->Take in the Harvest Fest activities in Medford, catch the late fall Farmer's Markets, or get crafty with carving pumpkins and gourds from the late harvests >>-->For emotional health, read the book: Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World

We are busy thinking up classes, activities, custom salves and putting final touches on our holiday events….so watch for updates on Facebook or call to be on our "inform" list. As always, from the Bella Zenn Salon Spa staff……. Be well!