Sunday, April 3, 2011


I haven't been here in a while. My energies have been focused on other important areas of life lately. I always wonder when bloggers suddenly (or gradually) disappear, what might be going on... So, I thought it best to check in and say that I am officially taking a pause. I sure like sharing bits of info with you, and I don't think this is any kind of permanent thing. I'll probably pop in every so often with an inspiring tidbit. It's just a bit further down on the priority list at present. A lot further down, really. And I don't want to have it lingering in the far corner of my mind that I am being neglectful... (I'm really just taking the pressure off myself here).
So thank you to everyone who has been supportive of my humble blog. I hope you have found it of interest. And do check back every once in a blue moon, 'cause I may have been unable to resist posting a thing or two. And I know I promised some info in earlier posts... I haven't forgotten, and I will get there. But life is taking center stage now, and requires my undivided attention.
I am, however, leaving you with a tiny little morsel of loveliness: click here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pretty Rosy

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just because you didn't get a dozen roses, doesn't mean you can't smell like them! Another wonderful Epicuren product I love, love, love is their After Bath Rose Petal Moisturizer.

Epicuren Body lotions are super luxurious, great for your skin, and the scents are divine! My favorite is the Rose, which is why I thought today would be the perfect day to tell you about it (although the Kukui Coconut is another fave).

Tip: The lotions have enough slip to make them perfect for massage - just in case your loved one deserves a little special treatment today...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Super Hydration

One of my new faves is Eminence Linden Calendula Treatment Cream. Eminence is an amazing company from Hungary and their hand-made products are 100% Organic. They've won awards for their sustainable farming and green practices...even their packaging and shipping practices reflect their commitment to the environment.

Best for dry, dehydrated skin conditions, this versatile nourishing treatment can be used as a mask or a rich night cream. I love using it in the treatment room - it seems to plump up every thirsty skin cell! And the smell..... it's my favorite smell of any product - ever! I want a body lotion that smells like this!

This stuff is a must for anyone suffering with dry or irritated skin. Our Eminence rep calls it "Nature's Neosporin", because it's very soothing for cuts, cracked skin, minor irritations, little peely patches, sore noses after a cold....

Keep in mind, Eminence products are very concentrated (they're made without any water), and they are meant to be diluted with a little water (or one of the amazing Eminence Toniques)... so a little goes a long way - and one jar will last forever!

We carry Eminence products (including this little gem) at Petite Spa.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Beeswax Candles are Super Pretty

Happy New Year, Pretties!

I hope you enjoyed the holidays. For me, they came and went so fast!!

I want to tell you about my favorite gift. This year, my family and I decided to ask for a few things we'd like. I was delighted when I got not one, but two, 100% pure beeswax candles.

I will definitely blog in the future about how amazing bees are (honey, for example, is so great for the skin), but for now, let me tell you what is so brilliant about the beeswax candle.

Unlike candles made with paraffin, which emit toxic substances like toluene and benzene when burned, beeswax candles are non-toxic and hypo-allergenic. They emit negative ions into the air - which actually attract and neutralize pollutants like dust, dust mites, mold, bacteria, viruses and other toxins. Negative ions also improve mood and impart a sense of well-being.

As an added bonus, beeswax burns brighter, hotter, cleaner, and longer than any other wax. And honestly, you really can't compare the golden glow and the natural honey aroma to any other candle... especially once you know the inside scoop.

Wouldn't you rather enjoy a natural, healthy product that comes from nature, is a renewable resource, and makes you healthier, than burn a bleached, perfumed, petroleum waste product that has been linked to cancer, asthma, and birth defects? Ummm... I would! They are permanently at the top of my my wish list.

You can find them at most health food stores and here or here.