Thursday, August 26, 2010

3 Ways to Select the Perfect Fragrance

How do you select the perfect fragrance? This is a question we at Heaven and Earth Essentials often get from our customers. "It all sounds so good, but I can't smell it over the Internet, so how do I decide?"

There are several ways to do this. One is by the process of deduction. In other words, YOU know deep down inside what kinds of fragrances you like--maybe it's vanilla, or florals, or something dark with Patchouli in it. On our website, we've categorized our scents to help you narrow down the options. Then when you are in that category, you can think of the next type of scent you like--maybe you really like vanilla, but with a floral twist. So look in the Vanillas and Buttercreams category, then look for florals within that group.

Another way to find that perfect scent is to use the Search field in the upper-right corner of our website. For example, you could type in Hyacinth and every scent or product with Hyacinth in it will be displayed.

A third way to find that perfect scent is to ask. We've had many customers ask us if we "have a scent that has this, that, smells like a sunset,...", etc. Or when you place an order, ask for a sample of a specific scent. Don't be shy--it's actually easier for us if you specify a scent for your sample, than for us to guess what you might like. (We do try to match up your sample to what you've ordered.)

So now you should be able to find that perfect scent. Of course, if you're like me, you might want to have a bunch of favorites! I'm a dessert foodie and love, love, love everything that smells like a fattening, decadent dessert! Currently I love Orange Chiffon Cake, Coconut Truffle, Tortured Soul, Dangerous Elation, and Gentle Breeze (the Golden Amber in it is just like dessert to me).

What's your favorite?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Become a Premier Member of HaEE

Our Premier Members Club is for those of you who want something special from Heaven and Earth Essentials--something that not everyone can have. As a Premier Member, you can enjoy all these benefits:

-Access to exclusive products, perfumes, and accessories that no one else can purchase

-10% off every order for the next 12 months, including items on sale

-Premier Member Scent of the Month: Every order that you place as a Premier Member qualifies you for a 2ml sample of Perfume Oil in our 'Scent of the Month'. This is in addition to our regular samples that we include in every order.

-Special newsletters with upcoming sales and specials, contests, ideas, recipes, articles written by other members, and more

-Specials that are available only to Premier Members, like "Buy one, get one half price"

-Premier Member Referral Program: If you are a current Premier Member, you will receive a $5.00 HaEE gift certificate for every new (paid) Premier Member that uses your name as a referral. And there is no limit to the number of people you can sign up!

-A free 5ml bottle of Perfume Oil of your choice with your first Premier Member order

Simply purchase your membership today for $25.00 and we will email you everything you need to become a Heaven and Earth Essentials' Premier Member, including your own special 10% off coupon code (good on your purchases only, non-transferrable).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to Cure Nausea and Car Sickness

What a beautiful day for a ride in the country! But wait, unless you are doing the actual driving, you might be a little apprehensive, especially if you suffer from nausea like I do.

Or maybe you are pregnant and suffering from the associated nausea?

What can you do? An easy solution is to use essential oils. Several common essential oils for dealing with nausea are: Fennel, Ginger, and Peppermint. Take your little bottle of essential oil with you and just take a whiff when you feel that icky feeling in your stomach and throat. Or add a couple drops to a cold compress and apply it to your forehead or the back of your neck, or even your stomach.

This is a much better solution than being miserable, or eating constantly (I tried that--not a good solution!).

We at Heaven and Earth Essentials have many products that we can add essential oils to--fabulous lotions, lotion sticks, hair care products, soaps, etc., or you can order just the plain essential oil. We enjoy helping people, so why not contact us and let us help you?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Forgot Already -- What Did I Just Say?

Poor memory is not just for those of us who are getting's also for those of us who have too many things going on in our lives. Taking care of family, the house, a job, pets, all those little projects we do--they can all take a toll on us. It starts by us forgetting where we left our keys and snowballs into "OMG What day is it?"

It happens to everyone. It's just the universe's way of saying "Whoa, you need to slow down a bit. Take care of yourself too, okay?"

Try eating foods that are good for you--whole foods are so much better than processed foods. Greens, fresh veggies and fruit, grown locally is the best; maybe a little raw honey every morning. And how about some exercise? A walk every day in the fresh air is so beneficial for you--and to make it even better, take your child or a pet with you! Teach your children how important exercise is.

What's not good for you is the insufficient supply of nutrients to your brain, and also exposure to free radicals. Getting your share of anti-oxidant rich foods will solve both these issues.

Another way to help with poor memory is by using Rosemary. It's refreshing and stimulating. Try adding 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil in your bath and soak for 15 minutes. Or you can add a few drops to your massage oil, lotion, or other products that contact your skin. (Avoid use during pregnancy or if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.) Breathe deeply, find some time to relax, and take care of yourself!

Heaven and Earth Essentials carries many different types of pure essential oils, which we can add to our products. And if you desire an essential oil that we do not currently carry, we will find it for you. Our website has an entire category devoted to them and we are ready to help you determine which one is best for you.

Friday, August 6, 2010

How to Make Your Own Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

After years of paying for toothpaste that really wasn't good for me, and then paying even more for "natural" and fluoride-free toothpastes, I decided to start making my own. (Sidenote: would someone please explain to me why an item is more expensive when you take OUT the nasty chemicals?) After researching and trying various ingredients, this is my recipe:

6 tsp Baking Soda
1/3 tsp Sea Salt
4 tsp Vegetable Glycerin OR Virgin Coconut Oil
15-20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix this up VERY well and store it in a sealed container. You can keep it in the bathroom, no need to refrigerate it. The Baking Soda and Sea Salt work to clean and whiten your teeth, the Glycerin/Coconut Oil make a nice creamy base, and the Peppermint is for flavor and fresh breath. You can also use a different EO if you prefer.

I do say mix VERY well, because the last time I made it, I didn't and got a few brushings with quite strong salt or Baking Soda. Oops--that's how we learn, right?

I do not use fluoride as I firmly believe it is not good for us. Within two months of not using it anymore, I stopped having really bad PMS, I almost never get a headache, my asthma symptoms are lessened, I'm not having low thyroid issues as much, etc. If you ever want to find out more about the nastiness of fluoride, I advise you just do an Internet search or go to your library, there's tons of information out there. Let's just say since I stopped using it, I feel tons better! (We do not have city water, I use a Reverse Osmosis filter on my well water, I do not drink bottled water, etc. You have to be careful about where your water comes from!)

In the meantime, start with your own homemade toothpaste. It's inexpensive and the above recipe will keep for months. For a family, you might want to make a double batch.

If you need Peppermint Essential Oil like for the above recipe, Heaven and Earth Essentials offers all kinds of Essential Oils. We offer other natural products too, like an SLSA-free, old-fashioned Shampoo (called "Timeless" Shampoo). Just like Grandma used to make, but scented the way you want.

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