Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Win Incense+$10 GC! | Smell Goods '98™

Last week a Loyalty Program was put into motion, and as promised, here is the giveaway to celebrate our loyal readers.   The Annual 50% Off Sale is approaching!  If you are a subscriber to Mmmm News ( look >), then you know when and where.  Ahem, that $10 gift certificate can come in handy.

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Winner will be randomly selected.  Winner will be contacted within 48 hours.  Winner has 48 hours to reply to email, or will forfeit winnings.  Gift Certificate is sent in a PDF via email.  Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of Signature Hand-Dipped Incense.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

3 Olfactory Methods for Your Home this Autumn | Smell Good Spa™

Aromatic incense smoke dancing before my eyes, the sweet throw of fragrance sailing beneath my nose - harmonizing with the fragrant air of transition.  Welcome to autumn.

The first sign of mild temperatures and a lingering breeze, always prompts me to open up the windows.  Fragrance abounds in my home, but there's something special about the autumn air catching a scent and carrying it from downstairs to upstairs; room to room.  My mind, heart and soul feel a heighten sense of peace, joy and "welcome".  Experience that.  

Try one or all three, wholesome methods to aromatically welcome autumn into your home.  

  1. Signature Fragrance Oil- Use this Di-Propylene Glycol (DPG)-free and alcohol-free product in an oil burner.  Place the oil burner in one location, the fragrance will travel to the adjacent rooms.  Inhale.  Enjoy.  Relax. 
  2. Signature Hand-Dipped Incense- Dipped in our concentrated, signature fragrances, hand-dipped incense are perfect olfactory bliss for the entire home.  One stick can do that -- 11" for 1 hour of pure pleasure, and a lasting, sweet after-burn. Or 19" for 3 hours of the same enjoyment.  Inhale.  Enjoy.  Relax. 
  3. Green Tea Medley Melts or Indonesia Melts - Soy Melts are best for scenting more intimate areas. Use to fragrant the guest-bathroom and bedroom.  Soy wax infused with our concentrated, signature fragrances.  Inhale.  Enjoy.  Relax. 

Need recommendations for autumn scents?  It'll be my pleasure.
Email me: itiel(at)smellgoodspa(dot)com.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Have a Mani-Pedi On Us! | Smell Goods '98™

I am delighted when I find a new approach to add to your live good. feel good. smell good.™ life.  Out of appreciation to our loyal readers, fans, and customers, we are now connected to PunchTab - get rewarded for your influence!

You are an influencer!

Signs of an influencer => Tweet.  +1.  Like.  Share.  Repeat.

Earn points by doing your daily, voluntary sharing.  Each time you visit us here to read a post of interest, you'll receive points.  Accumulate points when you +1, Like, Tweet & Share our blog with your Social Buds.

What are the perks?
Reward yourself with: a tasty beverage from Starbucks®, a mani-pedi, using your Groupon® card, a best-selling novel from Barnes & Nobles®, and more.  Once your points add up, you can redeem them for a gift card in the catalog.

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Once you connect and share, explore the bar.  The up arrow next to your points will show the Catalog and Leaderboard.

A PunchTab giveaway will be headed your way soon. ;o)

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We are looking forward to rewarding your loyalty.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Mind Your Own Beeswax!" :: What's In It? Series | Smell Good Spa™

Beeswax is meticulously formed into hexagonal cells (honeycomb), by a colorless liquid secreted from the female worker bees and its purpose is to store honey.  Once the beekeeper extracts the golden liquid, the beeswax is melted down and purified.   According to Wikipedia, the wax of honeycomb is nearly white, but becomes progressively more yellow or brown by incorporation of pollen oils and propolis.    

There are many uses for beeswax: coating for cheese, to protect the food as it ages; surgical bone wax; shoe & furniture polish; musical instruments and candles.  The beneficial effects on the skin is what I appreciate about beeswax.  According to Wikipedia,  a German study found beeswax to be superior to similar "barrier creams" (usually mineral oil based creams, such as petroleum jelly).  

Why We Use It:

  • Barrier - Beeswax forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin, shielding the skin from damaging elements within the atmosphere.  Koster Keunan, a global organic wax supplier, states, "this barrier provides a film of protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe."  In addition to your skin,  the Mayo Clinic recommends using a lip balm that contains beeswax during cold weather to reduce your chances of developing chapped lips.

  • Skin Softener -  If dry, rough skin is a problem, beeswax is the solution.   With its humectant and emollient attributes, beeswax attracts moisture from the atmosphere and seals it into the skin.  Furthermore, vitamin A is a component of beeswax, and it is found to be beneficial in softening dry skin.  Skin care products with this rich emollient are great for sealing in moisture after bathing or after shampooing hair (when formulated correctly).  

  • Healer - Customers are pleased when they discover that the lip balm or deodorant, purchased from us, works in healing a minor cut or scrape.   All the good substances that come from the  hive - beeswax; honey; royal jelly, all offer anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-viral benefits. 

Fun Fact:

The phrase "mind your own beeswax" is slang for "mind your own business".  Possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic béasmhaireacht, pronounced beeswəraċt, meaning "morality, manners, habits." -Wikipedia

And that's exactly what I want you to do - mind your own skin care habits.  

 Be Whole,