Thursday, June 2, 2016

Aroma-Therapies & How They Work

 Emz Blendz Soap Co.
We like things that smell good here at Emz Blendz Soap Co! We use pure, therapeutic quality plant-based essential oils in our soaps and skin care products and have been working to better the world with aromatherapy for almost twenty years now! It’s so sweet and wonderful to watch the blissful expressions that come over people’s faces when they inhale something lovely and intoxicating. Delivering the cleansing essence of bliss is what we do best. To us, to breathe is to live and to live is to inhale something beautiful! 

Aromatherapy is an integral part of living a good life. Without scent, what is there to live for, really?

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy, also called Essential Oil Therapy is the holistic art and science of using naturally extracted botanicals and plant essential oils as treatment to promote health, harmony and well-being. It seeks to reduce stress, induce relaxation and restore balance to the mind, body and spirit.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are within plants and give them their specific aroma and flavor. Plants produce essential oils in order to attract pollinating insects, to deter predators and to protect them from infection with their antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

When you inhale an aroma, the molecules of the essential oil stimulate receptor cells at the top of your nasal cavity. These receptor cells send electrical messages to your brain. The Olfactory System is the only sensory system that is intimately connected to the amygdala and limbic system (the part of the brain that controls instinct and processes emotions and memories). This is why aromas have such a powerful effect on your mood and general state of mind. You may notice that when you smell something familiar, it often brings back memories or emotions associated with that specific aroma.

With topical application, essential oils and their healing components are absorbed into the bloodstream and can encourage the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

How to use Aroma-Therapies

Emz Blendz Aroma-Therapies are expertly composed essential oil blends that
help to revitalize, relax, ease tension and anxiety and promote optimism. They are packaged in glass bottles with convenient roll-on applicators. To use, simply apply to pulse points on wrists, side of neck and temples. For the best effect, roll on palms and rub your palms together to activate the essential oil molecules. Inhale from your palms taking three to five deep breaths. (Today I used the Vitality Aroma-Therapy and got so much accomplished! It felt awesome!)
Emz Blendz Aroma-Therapies

Be Grateful for the Sense of Smell!

Without the sense of smell, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the taste of wine! Or the taste of a wild strawberry! Or enjoy the entrancing, heart-expanding phenomenon that follows when you stop to smell the roses! Enjoy your life and all the wonderful SCENTsations of it!! 

Live healthy and happy from the skin to within…


Emily, founder
Emz Blendz Soap Co.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Age Naturally Wisely and WELL! Well Serum is now packaged with treatment pumps! No more spilling your precious facial serum!

People tell me all the time that I have great skin and although I know that exclusively using all-natural handcrafted soap for the past 18 years has played a huge role in the health of my skin, my real secret is Age Well Serum. I’ve been religiously using this remarkable anti-aging serum for seven years now and while I definitely feel wiser, I don’t think my face has aged at all!

I started really paying attention around the the age of thirty-two when I noticed a deep wrinkle appearing on my forehead. Now, I have to look really hard to see that wrinkle and the scars that I had from acne (I had it bad in my teens) have all disappeared. My skin actually looks better now than it did when I was in my twenties. It's true, at thirty-nine, I still get carded all the time and it feels Amazing!

The best thing about Age Well Serum is that because it’s formulated with organic cold-pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and Carrot Seed Oil which are rich in anti-oxidants, natural Vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid/ retinol in natural form), Vitamin E and C, essential fatty acids, and a special therapeutic blend of nine essential oils (including Rose, Neroli and Jasmine), it dramatically helps to keep your completion clear of blemishes as it rejuvenates, restores and repairs. In addition to all this, it feels super light; absorbs quickly and leaves your skin with a rosy youthful glow.

If you have fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, eczema, acne scars or acne, Age Well Serum is the all-natural remedy you've been dreaming about!

Love your beautiful face at any age!

~ and may you ~

Age Naturally, Wisely and WELL!


Emily Whitlock

Founder / Emz Blendz Soap Co.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Perfect Natural Deodorant

You’ve been asking for it and now it’s finally here!

A formulation Emz has been perfecting for years has finally hit the shelf! Introducing Emz Blendz all-natural, safe and super effective deodorant. That’s right, it’s actually good for you and yes, after extensive testing (even on our sometimes stinky, very active teenage boy), it really does work!

Why is using a natural deodorant so important?

We use deodorant EVERY-day under our arms, close to breast tissue and where many lymph nodes are located. The products we use everyday are absorbed by our bodies and although the science is not yet conclusive, there is much concern that using deodorant products that contain chemicals and aluminum (the main active ingredient in antiperspirants) may contribute to allergies, sensitivities and even diseases.

Sweat is OK!

Inexperience, worry and fear of sweaty, smelly armpits could make you shy away from considering using a natural deodorant, but we all sweat and it’s not a bad thing. Sweat in of itself Does Not Cause Odor. Bacteria causes odor. Sweating is an important process by which the body detoxifies itself and stopping this process by using antiperspirants that contain chemicals and aluminum compounds that plug-up pores can be very unhealthy. 

So don’t sweat a little sweat but you can still stay dry and smell great because Emz Blendz natural deodorant is formulated with powerful odor fighting ant-bacterial essential oils and moisture absorbing ingredients!

You may need to detox your pits!

If you’ve been using conventional not-so-natural antiperspirants or deodorants, your body may need to go through a short adjustment period to detox. Traditional deodorants are loaded with petroleum based waxes, chemicals and aluminum compounds that congest and clog your skin. For a few weeks while adjusting to your new natural deodorant, you may need to exfoliate your underarms daily with sugar scrub, a washcloth or a loofah sponge. Also, keep in mind that your sweat glands and pores in your pits have been blocked for quite awhile… As soon as you stop using your regular antiperspirant, you may notice that your body will go through a toxin-elimination period. During this time, you may notice a bit more odor and need to wash more regularly and re-apply your natural deodorant until your body adjusts. Don’t give up. Trust me, you will get through it.

Clothes matter!

If you wear polyester, you will stink more. Wear 100% cotton clothes that breathe! It will make a huge difference.

Give healthy, natural deodorant a chance!

If you’ve tried other natural deodorants with little success, give Emz Blendz
natural deodorant a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how well it works and you won’t ever have to worry about the dangers associated with daily use of commonly used drug-store deodorant brands. You may actually notice, like we have, that after just a little while, all underarm odor disappears and you may even experience feeling naturally fresh even without any deodorant at all!

Emz Blendz Soap Co.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DIY A Spa-Quality Facial At Home

 Emz Blendz Facial Products
A professional facial at a spa or salon is an amazing treat, but let’s face it, unless you have a free schedule and an unlimited budget, getting regular facials at the spa is just not practical for most of us. To be honest, you don’t have to go to the spa all the time or spend thousands to take care of your complexion. You can give yourself a spa-style facial at home, any ol’ time you wish for a fraction of the cost and you will look equally beautiful!

Taking the time to nurture yourself with a rejuvenating facial is not only good for your skin, it’s good for your soul. Much like mindfully preparing healthy meals or exercising in nature's fresh air, pampering yourself with a facial and connecting to yourself is a centering practice. Here’s how to do it:

Start your facial by cleansing away all the dirt and grime of the day. Avoid very hot water that can irritate your skin. Use tepid or warm water and a mild and moisturizing soap. This is so important! Don’t just wash up with anything that foams up. Many cleansing bars and liquids are actually detergents which can strip your skin of vital healthy oils. Use natural, organic and healthy soap:

Emz Blendz Organic Soap Bar- Extremely mild and gentle soap that is good for all skin types but especially helpful for oily skin or combination skin because it is made with a blend of Rose Geranium and Lavender essential oils that are helpful in balancing the skin's sebum production.

Emz Chamomile Mint Facial Cleanser- A very mild, creamy and gentle olive and grape seed oil based cleanser that is good for all skin types but especially helpful for sensitive, dry or acne prone skin. Chamomile is naturally anti-inflammatory and tea tree and mint essential oils help to fight bacteria causing acne.

2.  Exfoliate
Soap removes dirt and oil, but can’t remove dead skin build-up. Your skin is constantly creating new skin cells at the lower level and sending them to the surface where they serve as an important protective barrier. Over time, as skin cells rise to the surface, they slowly die and can build up, giving you a dry, rough or dull appearance. Exfoliation helps to remove the outer-most layer of dead skin cells revealing more luminous, younger skin below. To exfoliate your skin, use a gentle sugar scrub:

Emz Blendz Sugar Scrubs are made with skin-polishing sugar granules that effectively exfoliate without irritation because the sugar crystals slowly dissolve as you use them. Regular exfoliation will leave your skin radiant, smooth and glowing. If you have acne-prone skin, Tea Tree Mint Sugar Scrub can help tremendously by clearing away the bacteria-feeding excess dead skin cells, sebum and dirt that cause breakouts. Coconut Vanilla Sugar Scrub Mask smells amazing and can also be used as a clarifying facial mask.

3.  Massage
Don’t skip this step! Facial Massage may be the most important part of your skin care regimen. Like your neck, shoulders and back, your face has many muscles that can get tight and hold a lot of stress and tension. Facial massage stimulates the muscles and the lymphatic system, restores circulation to the facial tissue, relaxes and relieves stress. Apply a small amount of sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or Age-Well Facial Serum to your fingertips and give yourself a lovely and relaxing facial massage.

4.  Mask
Facial Masks help to tighten, tone and firm your skin. They are detoxifying and work to deep clean and draw out impurities. Use Emz Coconut Vanilla Kaolin Clay Mask which is gentle and good for all skin types. The best thing about it is that it comes in an all-natural, preservative free powder form. Just add one teaspoon mask powder to a little bit of water to create a thin paste. You can also activate the mask powder by adding your favorite herbal tea, yogurt, honey, a bit of mashed avocado or fruit pulp to make a custom and personalized mask. Apply it to your face and leave it on for about fifteen minutes. (This is the part of the facial where you prop up your feet and take a little break.) To remove the mask, rinse with warm or tepid water and cleanse once more with a gentle cleanser to remove all residue.

5.  Steam
Steam opens your pores and helps you sweat which washes out toxins and impurities. Steaming also softens, hydrates and improves circulation bringing a rosy glow to your skin. Steaming your face is simple, feels wonderful and really makes you look fantastic. 

To steam: Boil a small pot of water. Add the hot steaming water to a bowl and add a tablespoon of Facial Steam Herbs to the water. Place your face over the steaming bowl of herbs (stay about 12 inches away) and drape a towel over your head to trap the steam. Try to steam your face for seven to ten minutes. Afterwards, rinse your face with tepid water and gently pat dry with a towel. 

Variation: add three drops of your favorite essential oil to the hot steaming water. Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint or Rose Geranium are great for acne prone skin. Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Peppermint or Rosemary help to open and clear sinuses. Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Lemon or Grapefruit help to uplift the spirit. Rose, Sandalwood or Rosewood calm, soothe and center the mind and heart.

6.  Tone
Hydrosols are created by steam distillation of flowers and botanicals. They have the most amazing aromas and make perfect healing facial toners. They are soothing, hydrating and mildly antiseptic. You can spritz Hydrosol Facial Toners directly on your face (with eyes closed) or you can spritz on a cotton ball and then apply to your face. They are refreshing and also help to maximize absorption of your facial moisturizer.

7.  Moisturize
Moisturizers lock in water, deliver nutrients, help prevent wrinkles, and make you feel awesome! Find one that works best for your skin and use it regularly.

Chamomile Rose Facial Cream- Medium weight daily facial cream. Best for dry, sensitive or mature skin types. Feels light and absorbs easily leaving your skin feeling hydrated and soft. Chamomile is naturally anti-inflammatory. Real Rose calms the skin and is considered the essential oil of the highest vibration.

Balancing Blend Facial Lotion- Light and weightless. Perfect for combination, oily or acne-prone skin types. Made with a blend of natural essential oils that are known for their balancing and acne healing properties.

Face Food- A concentrated, very rich cream that can be used as a precious eye cream or it can be applied to the entire face (recommended) at night to create baby soft, glowing skin. Ideal for dry, mature or sensitive skin types.

Age-Well Serum- A special nutrient-rich facial oil serum that absorbs quickly and feels light. Improves skin’s tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a youthful complexion. 

8.  Hydrate
This should actually be the first step of your facial because skin must be nourished and hydrated from the inside. You can apply all the right products, and follow all these steps, but if you aren't paying attention to how you nourish the temple that is your home and that feeds your skin, all of it won’t make much of a difference… Drink a cup of warm herbal tea, lemon water, cucumber water or healthy smoothie (see previous red smoothie post).

Remember above all to Be Happy. No matter what is happening in the outside world, you can choose to be happy. Your face represents to the world what you feel and think. The state of your mind and heart will manifest itself on your face. Nothing will make you more beautiful than a state of peace and harmony. When you wake up in the morning, think, “Today I choose to be happy!” or

Today I choose to live healthy and happy from the skin to within...™”


Emz Blendz Soap Co.