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Benefits of Essential Oils in Hair Care


There are many wonderful benefits of essential oils in skin, body and hair care products. In regards to hair care, there are specific essential oils known to be beneficial for the hair. Here's a sampling of the top essential oils to look for in your hair care products, to improve the strength, luster and health of your hair.Rosemary - Rosemary can help with psoriasis and dandruff and other skin irritations. It soothes these irritations and helps to heal them. Rosemary is able to help your hair grow as well, in a healthy and natural way. Rosemary is also known to help with memory, and as far fetched as it may seem, those experiencing memory proble... » Read More

How to Use Colloidal Oatmeal as a Healing Skincare Treatment


Oats have long been used for skincare treatments. The Egyptians and the Arabians used them as a beauty treatment for their skin as early as 2000 BC. The ancient Romans and Greeks also used oat baths to heal and soothe skin problems.Oats are wonderful for treating the skin because, when colloidal oatmeal covers the skin, it actually binds to it. This binding helps the oatmeal to moisturize and soften the skin, as well as help to protect it. This is possible because the water is attracted to the skin and then held there by the colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is also beneficial due to its natural ingredients, which include cellulose and fiber... » Read More

Steal Youth Age Defense Organic Face Cream Lands in Hollywood


GBK’s 2014 Golden Globes Gift Lounge found our Steal Youth Organic Age Defense Face & Eye Cream included for members of the press and media, as it’s a customer top rated pick, and much loved product. It is also appropriate for all age groups.In fact, my 22 year old daughter started using STEAL YOUTH when she moved to NYC to pursue her career in acting and dance, because she was concerned about her 'ONE' forehead wrinkle. A few months later we were having a conversation, and she told me her wrinkle was gone!Our STEAL YOUTH Cream is a great choice for maintaining skin’s youthfulness and tone, as well as for treating fine lines and wrinkles, i... » Read More

essensu Skincare Gifted to Selena Gomez and Her Band


Big happenings here at essenu. We recently had the opportunity to participate in gifting the the talented singer, SELENA GOMEZ and her band, via The Artisan Group, of which we are honored to be a member of. Our gift was our popular Lavender Pumpkin Botanical Body Wash. We custom blend our Lavender Pumpkin scent from a combination of lavender essential oil, and pumpkin botanical oil, and top this off with a hint of delicious spices. This is one of our most popular scents, favored by women and men alike. This scent combination has in fact been scientifically studied, and has been shown to attract men! I've heard from countless customers attesting t... » Read More

New York Fashion Week Celebrity Event Guide


We were delighted to have the opportunity to appear as a featured sponsor in GBK's New York Fashion Week Celebrity Event Guide, via The Artisan Group, of which we are a member. We chose our CoQ10 Rejuvie Organic Anti-Aging Treatment Serum to highlight. Have a look at all the wonderful artisans who are also represented.... » Read More

Celebrity Charity Gifting to The Joyful Child Foundation


In October essensu had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful celebrity charity event, THE JOYFUL CHILD FOUNDATION, through The Artisan Group, of which we are a member. The total contribution from all The Artisan Group members who also donated products came to $2118.50! The swag bag of handcrafted artisan goods was auctioned off at the event. We donated our Pumpkin Spice Natural Room Spray in celebration of the fall season.... » Read More

Cotton Candy Roll On Perfume Oil Featured on Delish.com


We were so delighted to have our Cotton Candy Natural Roll-On Perfume Oil be included and featured on the popular website, Delish.com when they were doing a story on food scented perfumes. We invite you to have a look at the post. There are some very interesting and unusual scents which were additionally featured. If you'd like to order your own bottle of our Cotton Candy Roll-On Perfume Oil, you'll find it here.... » Read More

Per Amore' Perfume Locket Goes to Hollywood!


What fun! Actress Stephanie Drapeau posted this picture on her Instagram, wearing our Per Amore' Perfume Locket Necklace we had the opportunity to gift her through The Artisan Group, of which we are a member. Isn't she beautiful?Here's another picture of the beautiful and talented actress, Stephanie Drapeau, wearing our Antique Bronze Aromatherapy Locket Necklace to a celebrity event hosted by former Pussycat Doll, Kaya Jones. We are delighted she's enjoying wearing it!Photograph by: Ben Horton for Sweet Hollywood Boutique... » Read More

Strawberry DIY Moisturizing Sugar Foot Scrub


Here's an easy DIY beauty recipe you can quickly whip up at home, that will give you the same results you'd obtain by going for a spa treatment. This nourishing Strawberry Moisturizing Sugar Foot Scrub will have your feet feeling soft, smooth, and fabulous in a short 10 minutes. I do encourage taking the time to relax during your treatment, just like you would at a spa. Fabulous feet are just a sugar massage away. Enjoy! For a selection of luxurious, organic sugar and salt scrubs, stop by our essensu shop.... » Read More

Outdoor Summer Protection


HAPPY SUMMER!I hope you have been enjoying these warmer months, and getting a healthy dose of sunshine weekly. Remember, the sun is our friend, but sunburn is not. Twenty minutes of sunshine, not blocked by a sunscreen or too much clothing, will help your body to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D. The key is not to burn your skin, which is of course damaging, and aging to skin. So, refrain from being unprotected during the times when the sun's rays are the strongest, between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Considering most people have deficient vitamin D levels, twenty minutes of sunshine is nature's way of helping to keep our bodies healthy. When choosi... » Read More

Holiday Gifts for $10 or Less 2013 Gift Guide


We've updated our Holiday Gift Guide for 2013, offering a variety of suggestions and offerings, all for $10.00 or less.Are you in need of a thoughtful gift for a favorite teacher, neighbor, friend, or someone you'd like to say, "thank you" to? Or do you need a stocking stuffer or grab bag gift? Well, we've put together a selection of luxury, holistic skincare gift ideas for you, and the best part is, they are all $10 or less! Remember, it really is the thought that counts, not the dollar amount it costs to acquire a gift.HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE OF GIFTS FOR $10 OR LESSAromatherapy Solar Sea Bath Salts package in decorative tubes with silver screw cap. ... » Read More

How Important Are Manicures?


You Can Have Younger Looking Hands with These Simple TipsAge is quickly defied on hands. Unlike other parts of the body like the face, hands age very quickly. Many celebrities, for instance, have face lifts done and look amazingly younger. However, their hands will give away the fact they are older than they appear. A regular manicure will keep your nails tidy and hands clean. The importance of manicures is not only about how lovely your hands and nails will look, but also the purpose associated with it. Nails are manicured to prevent them from chipping and cracking. While cuticles are cared for with creams and oils to keep them soft and healthy.... » Read More

Natural Acne Cures


Most people suffering from mild to moderate acne, will choose to treat their acne by purchasing common, over-the-counter acne treatment products. The truth is, most of these products are full of chemicals which can actually slow down the healing of acne, and irritate your skin, further causing breakouts.When an over-the-counter acne product has 20 plus ingredients listed, it can be hard to know if one of those ingredients is actually stopping you from having success. It can be even harder when you don't understand what the ingredient(s) is or what benefit it's suppose to have at healing your acne. Most mainstream acne treatments, are not only muc... » Read More

Benefits of Aloe Vera for Beautiful Skin


Aloe vera is a wonderful ingredient to have included in your in skincare products. Aloe vera has more  than 200 biological properties, which makes it an excellent source of health benefits. Its anti-inflammatory capabilities makes it very helpful in healing and soothing skin irritations and damage such as wounds, cuts, burns, rashes, sunburn, hives, acne, eczema, etc. It also contains many nutrients like vitamin B, C, E and zinc which benefit the skin. Aloe vera provides good care for your skin because it works as moisturizing agent; re-hydrating and renewing dry skin. Aloe is believed to assist aging skin by renewing it's cells, and h... » Read More

Beauty Tip: How To Know If You're Drinking Enough Water


BEAUTY TIPWe've talked about how important it is to drink plenty of fresh, filtered water daily on our Facebook Fan Page, in order to maintain healthy and hydrated skin. But how do you know if you're drinking enough water? A way to check for dehydration is to pinch the skin on the back of your hand. The pinched skin should immediately return to it's normal position. If the skin that is pinched stays puckered up, it's a sign of dehydration. Also, your tongue should have a moist appearance and should not feel abrasive in your mouth.  Perform these checks daily if needed, until you have reached the necessary amount of intake of water daily for... » Read More

Introduction to Essential Oils


                                                                           What are Essential Oils?Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic liquids found in flowers, roots, shrubs, trees, bark, bushes, seeds, and even in the rinds of certain fruits. These potent oils have the unique characteristic of being able to penetrate the skin on contact, which enhances their ability to be effective. Essential oils are absorbed through the skin's pores and hair follicles and enter into the bloodstream via the capillaries, to be circulated throughout the body.One of the oldest known medicines, essential oils hav... » Read More
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