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Dry Skin in the Spring?!

 Dry Skin? Or Allergies?

Spring is just DAYS away! While Spring typically means warmer weather & the beginnings of a sunkissed ☀️ glow... it also means that those pesky floating pollen & allergens may be interfering with your skin's "glow-up game" after a long cold winter.

Sigh...

For some people, this time of year usually means their allergies spike & they get a runny nose and possibly itchy eyes. For others it can be more subtle with something as unassuming like dry, itchy skin.

Have you noticed Why does this matter? Well, you may have noticed recently that your skin is looking a little dull and dry these days. Maybe more than usual. We've put together some tips for you to get the skin game back in check. While there are many reasons for dry skin, pollens & allergens may be your culprit. And if not, these tips are great for you anyway!

Hint: Hydration & Bee Pollen.

How do you beat it? HYDRATION!  It's been proven that drinking lots of water each day can help bring back moisture to your skin & make it feel more hydrated within a couple hours. Drink up!💧
 
But we know some of us could use a little more. If that's you, we HIGHLY recommend our Body Butter. It's perfect for those who need a little more "oompf" in their body care routine. Full of vitamin-rich ingredients, your skin will be left feeling quenched & rejuvenated. 
 
Wondering about the Bee Pollen? It's been proven that Bee Pollen from a person's local area can help some of the not-so-fun effects of Springtime 🌷 allergies. This is because the bees 🐝 pollenate with the local flowers you may be allergic to - think of it as building an immunity to some of those allergens. Just simply sprinkle a teaspoon of the pollen on yogurt, add it to a smoothie or even just eat a spoonful 🥄. The pollen's sweet taste makes for a nice treat to start your day.
 
Want to keep up to date with all our tips as they happen? Like us on Facebook & follow us on Instagram. Is there something you would like to learn more about? Send us an email at info@lemongrasshousecanada.com and tell us how we can help you & your skincare needs!
March 24, 2021

Our New Content series is almost live!

YAY!

Our team at Lemongrass House is launching a new Content Series focusing on all things Skincare. With our diverse team, all with different skin types, backgrounds & interests, we are delighted to be able to share our knowledge with YOU!

Starting next week will be dedicating 1-2 posts a week on our Social Media platforms to Skincare Tips & Tricks! Starting with the questions we are asked most, we hope to provide some insight, tools & tips that are useful in helping you achieve healthy, happy, glowing skin year round!

You can follow us on Facebook & Instagram to keep in the know as things happen. If you aren't on Social Media, you'll be able to find our LGH Skincare Series on our Blog.

What would you like to see featured in the coming weeks? If you have something you want to learn more about, send us an email at info@lemongrasshousecanada.com.
You can also message us on Facebook or Instagram.
 
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We can't wait to help make you "glow!"

Silky, Smooth & Sweet

POP QUIZ!

What tastes good, but can also be made into an oil that will nourish your skin? Almonds! And today we are focusing on a Lemongrass House favourite - Sweet Almond Oil.
 
So why does this sweet smelling oil get our team excited? Well, there's a few reasons. 
 
almond oil in a jar & almonds

But first, what is it exactly?

Simple. It's oil created from cold pressing the extracts out of a ripe almond. 

A dried almond's weight is about half of only oil, making it the perfect ingredient to press and get all that oily goodness out.

Are all Almond Oils the same?

The short answer is no. When you freshly cold press an almond, that is considered Unrefined Almond Oil (also known as Sweet Almond Oil). When heat or filtration or distillation is applied to the unrefined oil, it becomes purified or known as Refined (also called Bitter Almond Oil).

The unrefined oil protects ALL the nutrients found in the nut. Where as a refined oil can remove some of the toxins that are naturally present in the skin of almonds - don't worry. This doesn't make one safer than the other.

What's the difference between Sweet Almond Oil & Bitter Almond Oil?

Because Sweet Almond Oil is unrefined (or fixed), it makes it PERFECT for skin application. This ingredient can be found in some of our most nourishing products like our Body & Massage Oils, Body Cream and even in our Kids Lotion. It's also important to note that while this ingredient can be powerful when used, it won't leave your skin smelling like a nut. It's also been known to be used in culinary dishes around the world for its nutritious properties.

In contrast, Bitter Almond Oil is more known for its fragrant scent. And while this refined oil may be more heat-tolerant, it does lacks the nutrients found in the Sweet Oil when used in skincare and cooking. When used as an essential oil, it doesn't have the same aromatherapy benefits as some of our other oils, but it is a great oil to add to give products a more nutty scent.

What other Lemongrass House products use Sweet Almond Oil?

All of our Body & Massage Oils (including the blended ones) use Sweet Almond Oil as its base. While this means our products leave skin incredibly silky smooth, it also acts as a carrier making our products safely diluted for any essential oils we may add for additional benefits. 

We also use this ingredient in our Milk Baths and Bath Oils. Because these products are meant for soaking in, your entire body will reap the benefits.

Remember how we mentioned Vitamin E? Well, our Anti Stretch Mark Belly Oil uses this amazing ingredient as well. This product will help prevent and minimize stretch marks (doesn't just have to be for the belly)!

What are the benefits of Sweet Almond Oil in skincare?

Sweet Almond Oil is amazing for dry, sensitive skin. Because it is an excellent lubricant, using this ingredient as a base (or carrier) in products leaves skin silky smooth. Massage therapists and estheticians have been known to this with their clients because it can be so easily absorbed preventing things like ingrown hairs. 

When used in skincare or body care, this high in protein, vitamin rich ingredient will leave skin feeling nourished and revitalized. It's also known for its anti-aging properties due to its HIGH levels of Vitamin E. Who doesn't love that?! 

What else should I know about using Sweet Almond Oil?

One thing our Product Experts tell our clients is to soak it all in! When it comes to "nourishing" your skin, leave these product on your body for as long as possible. Your skin will thank you.

Because our products are loaded with all-natural nourishing ingredients, letting your skin take it all in will have long term benefits of glowing, healthy skin.

 

Find the FULL list of products that use Sweet Almond Oil here. And don't miss out on our March Madness Sale where you save 60% on EVERYTHING*!

 

*UPLIFT Collection not included in sale

 

    March 08, 2021

    #UPLIFTHumanity Challenge

    With Valentine's Day around the corner, we are encouraging our family, friends, fans, and followers to join us to help #UPLIFTHumanity!

    Last year we launched a brand-new line of products. Our UPLIFT Collection is a project of hope in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk. This special Collection will directly support War Child Canada - an acclaimed humanitarian organization that has been empowering children, women, and families to overcome the impact of war for the past 20 years.

    All of the products in the UPLIFT collection have been handcrafted in small batches using all-natural ingredients and blended with Chantal’s signature scent. The scent can be described as refreshing, floral and with a touch of sweetness. The packaging was designed by Humanitarian Artist Carling Jackson. Together, we are honoured to have developed the special line of products. Every sale form this collection will contribute to helping War Child. 

    You can learn more and shop our UPLIFT Collection by visiting: UPLIFT Collection for War Child

    Follow along with our team at Lemongrass House on Instagram as we highlight five days of small actions that UPLIFT Humanity and promote a peaceful and sustainable world.

     
    How to Participate

    During February 10-14 we will be sharing a post each day on our Instagram challenging YOU to #UPLIFTHumanity. 

    When you participate in our daily challenges on Instagram you’ll be entered to win an amazing UPLIFT prize that includes the entire Lemongrass House Canada line of UPLIFT products by Chantal Kreviazuk (ALL 5 products), your own video message from Chantal, and two tickets to her next virtual performance!

    All you have to do is comment on each day's post letting us know how you completed that day's challenge (each daily comment is 1 entry).

    BONUS #1: Make a purchase of any of our UPLIFT products from the Collection (each product is 3 bonus entries).

    BONUS #2: Post that day's challenge to your Instagram Story tagging @lemongrasshouseca (2 bonus entries).

    BONUS #3: Share yourself completing that day's challenge to your Instagram Feed or Story tagging #UPLIFTHumanity, @lemongrasshouseca, @chantalkrev, and @warchildcan (each daily post/story is 3 entries)

    Contest is open until Sunday, February 14 11:59PM PST. The winner will be drawn on Monday, February 15 and contacted directly on Instagram.

    Official Rules
    Lemongrass House Canada is giving away ONE (1) UPLIFT Prize Package (including free shipping within Canada) of:
    • Uplift Pure Essential Oil Blend (valued at $30)
    • Uplift Aromatic Room & Pillow Spray (valued at $21)
    • Uplift Hand Cream (valued at $21)
    • Uplift Clothing Spray (valued at $21)
    • Uplift Soap Bar Heart Shaped (valued at $12)
    • 1 video message from Chantal Kreviazuk
    • 2 tickets to Chantal Kreviazuk's virtual show (date TBD)

    Entries can be made by partaking in the challenges shared each day on Lemongrass House's Instagram. Entries will be accepted between Wednesday, February 10 2021 and Sunday, February 14 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

    No purchase is necessary.

    This draw is open to Canadian residents, 19 years of age or older.

    All entries from Instagram will be put into a draw. Only one entry will be drawn. The draw will be made on Monday, February 15 2021 and the winner will be notified by December 7, 2020.

    By entering this draw, each entrant releases Facebook and Instagram from any liability.

    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

    By entering this draw, the winner is acknowledging that their name, as the winner, can be used on the Lemongrass House Canada social media pages and website for promotional purposes only.

    Lemongrass House is not liable for lost or damaged items in the mail.

    This draw is void where prohibited.

    Quebec residents are not eligible to enter the contest.

    February 03, 2021

    The Power of Shea Butter

    This MAY be one of the TOP 3 best ingredients to use when it comes to Skincare!

    Shea Butter is one of our favourite moisturizing ingredients here at Lemongrass House. Not only does it keep your skin silky smooth, it has a great list of amazing benefits.

    What is it exactly?

    Shea butter comes from the nut found on the shea tree. It's technically the fat found in the nut itself. It’s solid at warm temperatures and has an off-white or ivory colour. Shea trees are native to West Africa, and most shea butter still comes from that region.

    At Lemongrass House, you will find Shea Butter in many of our Body Care products & Skincare products. With it's nourishing properties & easy-to-spread consistency, this ingredient makes it perfect for the ultimate skincare routine. Trust us! It does more than just moisturize your skin!

    FACT 1: It's been considered safe for ALL skin types.

    Unlike most tree nut products, Shea Butter is very low in the proteins that can trigger most nut allergies. Shea butter doesn’t contain chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it doesn’t clog pores. It’s considered appropriate & beneficial for nearly any skin type.

    FACT 2: It won't make your skin oily.

    Shea Butter is PACKED with linoleic acid & oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. Meaning, Shea Butter is easy for your skin to fully absorb & won't leave a residue or leftover product on your skin which can make it look oily.

    It's also been reported that Shea Butter may actually PREVENT acne due to the fatty acids it contains!

    FACT 3: It's an anti-inflammatory & an antioxidant.

    This rich, silky butter contains antioxidant properties like Vitamin A & E, which have used to help with anti-aging products. Shea Butter protects your healthy skin cells from elements that can lead to premature again & dull-looking skin. 

    January 24, 2021

    Finding the PERFECT Face Cream

    Are you Googling this & not finding a clear answer?!

    We get it! With the wealth of information on the web, finding the perfect Face Cream for your skin type can be exhausting - both mentally & financially. In this Blog Post we are covering all the things to look for when searching for the Face Cream made for you!

    The MAIN thing we find that has helped keep our skin happy, healthy & glowing is all the ingredients we put on our skin. All of our points below include what ingredients to look for when searching for an all-natural Face Cream.

    All-Natural Ingredients

    When it comes to ANY skincare product we cannot stress enough about knowing exactly what ingredients are in your products. Remember: what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and blood stream, which, depending on the ingredients, can have some effects to our bodies overall health.

    We recommend looking for "clean products" & avoiding things like parabens, sulfates SLS and SLES, phthalates, mineral oils, micro-plastics, formaldehydes, and retinyl palmitate to name a few. Synthetic fragrance can not only cause irritation to your skin, but also become a threat to your health.

    Everyday Nourishment - maybe the MOST important thing to consider!

    Your Face Cream is the last thing to be applied in your skincare routine - and with good reason! For morning applications, we are prepping our skin with all the nutrients it needs to help prevent things like dullness and any irritation caused by everyday elements we run into daily (literally). Applying at nighttime is just as important. This is when we help restore those same amazing nutrients while we sleep.

    Here are some of our favourite nourishing ingredients & what they have been known to do for your:

    Vitamin C is probably one of our TOP 3 ingredients we love in any skincare product. Packed with antioxidant properties, Vitamin C has been known to help promote collegen, help diminish the appearance of scars & protect skin from damaging properties caused by UV exposure (we still recommend using a sunscreen in your routine for more effective protection from UV exposure).

    Banana Extract contains Vitamin A from which helps restore moisture & smoothen out any rough texture of the skin. Think of Banana Extract as a gentle exfoliator which is great to help rid of any dead skin while hydrating any parched skin.

    Cucumber Extract is considered a superfood for the skin! Packed with proteins, lipids, Vitamin C & minerals, Cucumber Extract helps soothe & relieve puffy skin - great for under the eyes!

    Grapefruit Seed Extract contains antioxidant properties while may help protect cells from damage like Acne.

    While Orchid Extract is packed with calcium, magnesium & zinc, which have been known to help with skins immunity, fine lines & signs of aging.

    Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

    Regardless of your skin type, looking for moisturizing properties in your Face Cream is essential in keeping it glowing a fresh face.

    All-natural ingredients like Shea Butter & Jojoba Oil will not only help add moisture to your skin, but prevent future dryness. These ingredients create a moisturizing barrier between your skin & the elements that dry it out.

    Keeping it light keeps skin bright!

    Your face is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body. You never want to use the same heavier products you would use in your body care routine on your face.

    Two ingredients that stand out for us that help promote a lighter consistency are Aloe Vera Gel & Fractioned Palm Oil. These ingredient not only helps with creating a moisturizing barrier & decrease puffiness, but they also add lighter properties to your Face Cream. These lighter ingredients helps balance out some of the more "thicker" ingredients making your Face Cream an ideal consistency & weight for your face.

    Shop from a brand you trust

    If you are reading this blog post, it probably means you know about our products & what we stand for. Lemongrass House proudly offers a Face Cream with all the things we mentioned above! Whether you have dry or oily skin, our Face Cream is meant to add nutrients to your skin, not strip your skin.

    Get yours today & save 10% using SKIN10 at checkout!

    We hope these recommendations help you find what you are looking for. If you have more questions, just send us a note to info@lemongrasshousecanada.com and we will help answer what you are looking for!

     

     

     

    January 10, 2021

    ✨ The new year has FINALLY arrived! ✨

    After the crazy year we had last year, we are embracing the changes and new beginnings that this year has to offer. We are more than ok with hitting reset for 2021!

    For our team at Lemongrass House, pressing reset is more than just New Years Resolutions. Our goal this year is to shine a light on more product knowledge giving you more access to learning about our products from the comfort of your own home.

    More Content

    We plan on adding more content to the blog, our newsletter & social media. At this very moment, we are in the works of creating more posts, videos, how-tos and other fun stuff to help you, our amazing readers and customers, better understand about our products, their all-natural ingredients and what it means to be “handcrafted in small batches.” 

    Be sure to follow us on Instagram to catch the latest content from Lemongrass House Canada.

    Exclusive Discounts

    We are SO grateful for our readers and customers. Without you, none of this would be possible. To help say “Thank you” better and more often, we will be offering exclusive discounts and specials to those who subscribe to our newsletter. This means, everyone who is signed up will receive exclusive offers and promo codes to save on your purchases.

    Not signed up? Enter your email at the very bottom of this page and you’ll be good to go!

    UPLIFT Collection

    Last year we launched our UPLIFT Collection - a collaboration of hope with Chantal Kreviazuk. Over the holidays we saw our Lemongrass House Community come together and support this amazing organization. We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!

    Throughout the new year, we will be promoting and sharing more information on how you can help War Child Canada. This includes purchasing any of the 5 products in the UPLIFT Collection. Profits from our UPLIFT Collection sales will directly benefit the incredible organization War Child Canada. We couldn’t be prouder to be working with such an amazing team of people who are truly making change for those who need it most.

    As a thank you, we are offering 25% off regular items* with the purchase of any UPLIFT product. Once you add your UPLIFT items to your cart, simply add BOGO25%OFF at checkout to receive 25% off your other items.

    Want to learn more about our efforts with Chantal Kreviazuk to help support War Child Canada? Head here for more information.

    Once again, thank you for your ongoing support. We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for everyone!

    - The Lemongrass House Team

      

    *The promo code BOGO25%OFF is only valid for regular Lemongrass House products at their regular price.

    January 04, 2021

    UPLIFT Collection with Chantal Kreviazuk

    UPLIFT Collection with Chantal Kreviazuk | Lemongrass House Canada

    We are thrilled to introduce several new spa products to our Lemongrass House line and to tell you about an exciting campaign that we are proud to support. The new collection – UPLIFT – is full of inspiration and heart. And of course, like all of our products, is handcrafted, all-natural and never, ever tested on animals.

    This special collection supports War Child, an acclaimed humanitarian organization that has been empowering children, women and families to overcome the brutal impact of war and violence for the past 20 years. We are also partnering on this with JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk – who collaborated with us to create the signature Uplift scent. All proceeds from this new line go towards helping children in need through War Child. To make the line even more special, the very talented Carling Jackson, designed the beautiful packaging.

    The Uplift line includes five new products. Freshen up your environment with Uplift Aromatic Room and Pillow Spray ($21). Give your holiday wardrobe a little refresh with our new Uplift Clothing Spray ($21). Uplift Soap Bar Heart Shaped ($12) will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and our rich Uplift Hand Cream ($21) will deeply moisturize, heal, protect and rejuvenate the skin. Uplift Pure Essential Oil Blend ($30) benefits both body and mind – something we can all use during this busy time of year.

    All of these products will help to support children in need – and with the holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect time for a little pampering, to treat friends and family to something new and, most importantly, to support a worthwhile cause.

    In celebration of the launch of the Uplift campaign, we are giving away one specially created Uplift Prize Package. It includes all of the new Uplift products and will be shipped directly to the winner (Canada only). The draw rules can be found here.

    If you have any questions about Lemongrass House products or the new Uplift line or campaign, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable staff who will be happy to help you. Email info@lemongrasshousecanada.com for more information.

    Learn more about products in the UPLIFT Collection.

    Dry, Cracked Skin & Prevention

     

    As we begin to bundle up warmer and turn up the heaters, we always start to notice a few changes in our skin. Hands become dry and cracked, lips begin to chap, and our skin just feels a little more dry over all.

    Like clockwork, it happens every year, but what are some of the reasons this happens? And what are some things that we can do to avoid what is often known as “Winter Skin?” We’ve got some answers.

    Grey, Cold Weather

    The first culprit (and possibly the most obvious) is the weather. As the leaves start to fall and the temperature and humidity levels drop, the moisture and water in our skin evaporate at a much quicker pace, in turn making our skin feel tight and dry. Our skin loses more than 25% of its ability to retain moisture during these months, and wind can play a strong role in the condition of our skin as well.

    Solution: We can provide our fragile skin with a little shelter from the elements by wearing protective clothing like scarves and gloves. Another important step is to use creams and masks that are rich in moisture and hydration that will help your skin hold as much moisture as possible and stay hydrated.

    Try Lemongrass House Body Mask to help seal in the moisture and save 60% this month!

    And pair it with our Body Cream!

    Frequent Hand Washing

    Our hands becoming dry and cracked can often be due to how often we wash our hands with harsh soaps and sanitizers. Many soaps contain detergents that strip the natural oils from our skin which causes drying, and sanitizers contain alcohol which can be drying and extremely irritating. This can be especially harsh for people with sensitive skin.

    Solution: It is very important to keep your hands clean, especially this year. There are a few things that you can do to avoid the cracks and flakes on your hands from frequent washing. The first is to switch to a hand soap that is hydrating, moisturizing and includes ingredients like glycerin to help lock in the moisture. The second is to always carry a small bottle of hand cream with you to apply after every wash and sanitize.

    Try Lemongrass House’s moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap to keep your hands clean and hydrated!

    As well as our incredibly soft Hand Cream. Save 60% this month!

    Licking Lips

    Sure, it may provide temporary relief when we lick our lips, but quickly that relief will turn into dried out lips. Saliva does provide some moisture, but without a barrier it will just evaporate, pulling out the natural moisture and leaving us with cracked and dry lips.

    Solution: Use a lip treatment in a pot that will be softer than the waxy sticks of lip balm. Make sure to apply throughout the day, before bed, and always before lipstick.

    Try Lemongrass House Lip Balm to prevent and soothe dry, chapped lips.

    Not Staying Hydrated

    It is always important to drink plenty of liquids throughout the day. A common mistake we make is forgetting to drink hydrating liquids like water. When we are dehydrated, the first place it shows is on our skin. As we drink more hot sugary drinks and focus more on pumpkin and caramel syrups and less on water and herbal teas, our hydration goes down with our water retention.

    Solution: Carry a large bottle of water and ensure that you are drinking at minimum 6-8 cups of water per day, hot or cold. Opt for more herbal teas to provide nutrients and antioxidants, and avoid the caffeine and sugar.

    Check out our delicious and organic Herbal Teas and save 60% this month!

     

    In short, there are many things that we can do to prevent dryness and protect our skin from those harsh elements. Most of them begin with skincare and remembering to keep up with our routines.

    November 11, 2020

    Snow Glow | Combat Winter Skin

    Lemongrass House | Snow Glow | November Sale | Save 60% ALL month long!

    We don't judge seasons by their qualities, but we will point out that some are better than others when it comes to a natural, healthy glow and others... not so much.

    This month, we are focusing on maintaining healthy skin in the colder months from head to toe. One thing we can all agree on is that winter isn't the most nourishing of the seasons. Don't worry! Our November Sale has products you can add to your skin care routine to help - and some of the items are 60% off!

    Here are the steps we recommend to help achieve a "Snow Glow" - think of it as your summer skin without the tan with our spa products!

    Use these steps as needed or all together! 

    Step One: Exfoliate

    The key to achieving soft, hydrated skin is to start with getting rid of the dead, dry skin and anything else that might be causing your skin to dry and crack. Using an exfoliant rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial ingredients are an excellent way to make sure you really prep your skin.

    Jojoba Oil is one of our favourite ingredients for these very reasons! These properties of Jojoba Oil help kill a certain bacterias and fungi that can cause skin issues and irritations. It can also help with inflammation of the skin which makes it an antioxidant.

    Our go-to product for the ultimate exfoliant experience is the Body Scrub Salt Glow. On top of the amazing properties we mention, this product leaves your skin SO smooth and full of nutrients. Which is perfect leading to our next step! 

    Step Two: Hydrate

    This step may seem obvious, but hydration doesn't start with lots of creams and butters. It starts with cleansing.

    Face
    Starting with a clean face is key! Depending on your skin type, look for ingredients in your face wash that promote hydration added specifically to target your skin issues.

    If you find your skin is more on the dry side, we recommend our Face Cleanser with hydrating ingredients like Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera Gel. Witch Hazel Green Tea Extract are also included which helps act as a toner to help rid of impurities.

    For skin that is a little more oily, we recommend our Face Foam Cleanser. It's a little more mild, but still hydrates your skin without drying it out with ingredients like Wheat Protein and Witch Hazel.

    You can also add our easy to use spray Face Toner at this stage to help rid of anything else that may be on your skin. It also has Vitamin C for added anti-aging and promotes collagen. Busy day? If you find yourself skipping washing your face, spray our Face Toner and you will be all prepped for your Zoom meetings.

    Body
    After you've exfoliated away all that dead skin, your body is ready for a DEEP hydration. While it may seem obvious to just put lotion all over after your shower, we recommend taking an extra step from time to time to give your body a proper boost of hydration.

    Our favourite item in the winter is our Body Mask, which is made from a Kaolin white mud base. Rub this on your whole body and leave on for 10-20 minutes before rinsing - the longer the better.

    The clay is rich with nutrients that will help detoxify your skin and help rid of impurities. It's know for absorbing excess oils without causing inflammation or redness. Our added ingredient Beeswax will seal up the moisture you just added to your body. What's not to love?! 

    Step Three: Rejuvenate 

    This is the step most people tend to latch on to and live by for combatting their skin issues in the colder months. We believe it's the final step in a good routine! This is where you help maintain all that hard work you did in previous steps.

    Face
    This one is easy! Finish off with our Face Cream for that final added moisture. With ingredients like Jojoba Oil (told you it's one of our favourites), Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Gel, your face will thank you for it! Our cream comes in a light-medium thickness which means your skin will absorb (and protect) your skin throughout the day. This product is perfect for men and women.

    And we wouldn't forget the lips! Our Lip Balm is small and handy for easy application whenever you need it. It's loaded with pure essential oils, coconut and avocado oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax and shea butter seals in hydration and Manuka honey is added to soothe and heal. No artificial flavours or preservatives are used.

    Body
    Depending on what your body is asking for, pick a product that will help with your issue today. If you find your body isn't as dry, use a lighter product. Or if you find only some areas need a deep hydration, use a heavier product on those areas only.

    Our Body Cream is great for everyday use and is more on the lighter side. Made with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera Juice (note the difference between Gel and Juice), this lightweight cream is perfect for softening your skin, while adding hydration. And again, the Beeswax we use helps seal and lock in that moisture!

    If your skin is in need of some DEEP hydration, our Body Butter may be your new favourite product! It can be applied on concentrated areas or the whole body, depending what your skin is calling for. We've created this product with ultra hydrating ingredients from Virgin Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, to Aloe Vera extract and Kakui oil. Your skin will come back to life and give you that glow that you've been missing!

    And that is how you achieve the ultimate Snow Glow! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more tips this month on how to combat winter skin and to keep that skin glowing!

     

    November 04, 2020

    October Sale | Customer Favourites

    Lemongrass House | Customer Favourites | October Sale

    Wow! We cannot believe we are already through half of October!

    Our store has been using October as an opportunity to promote better self-care during the pandemic and the reactions have been very insightful. We decided to share some of the top products bought so far this month - and most are 50% off!

    Here are some of our Customer Favourites!

    For Your Partner (or Yourself!)

    Lemongrass House | October Sale | 50% Off

    Whether you are shopping for your partner or yourself, our products are perfect for an at home spa day or for daily use. Made with all-natural ingredients every time, our products are always of the highest quality

    Body Butter | Lavender - $14 on sale
    Our Body Butters are one of the TOP products amongst customers. Leaving your skin hydrated and nourished, this pick is perfect for anyone looking to boost their usual skin care routine. 
    Get yours here!

    Body & Massage Oil | Romance - $9 on sale
    Our Romance Body & Massage Oil is perfect for those looking for an aromatic massage - for themselves or to treat their partner. While replenishing your skin and leaving it glowing and hydrated, the art of massage also promotes healthy circulation.
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    Bath Milk | Jasmine Absolute - $17 on sale
    Bring your usual bedtime routine to the next level with our incredible Bath Milk. Simply add to your to your bath and instantly feel the luxurious silkiness, all while leaving no residue behind.
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    Bath Crystals | Green Tea - $8 on sale
    We created our Bath Crystals to help promote relaxation, but also to help with sore bodies and tense muscles. Adding these into your bath will also help draw out impurities from the skin.
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    For New Mamas & Mamas-To-Be

    Lemongrass House | Mommy Products

    For new moms and moms with a babe on the way, we've developed products made specifically for them. 

    Anti-Stretch Mark Oil | Unscented - $18 on sale
    Our Anti-Stretch Mark Oil was created to help aid moms with the physical changes that pregnancy can bring. This oil help keeps skin hydrated and elastic during pregnancy.
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    Anti-Stretch Belly Balm | Unscented - $18 on sale
    Anti Stretch Mark Belly Balm is very useful in the process of keeping skin hydrated and elastic during and after pregnancy or stressful times. This is a proactive anti stretch-mark product that contains very high amounts of antioxidants and shea butter to protect and repair scaring or stretch marks.
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    For Kids & Babies

    Lemongrass House | Kids Products | Save 50%

    Our Lemongrass House Kids product line was created with your child in mind. Each one is made thoughtfully with our all-natural ingredients and formulated to be mild on their bodies.

    Kids Bubble Bath | Chocolate (260ml) - $13 on sale
    Nothing say bath time like bubbles! Our Kids Bubble Bath is specially formulated to be extra mild on your child's sensitive skin and comes in scents kids will love like chocolate! 
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    Kids Shampoo & Body Wash (120ml) - $7 on sale
    Our Kids Shampoo & Body Wash acts as two products in one, making bath time easier. Our gentle blend of vitamin rich jojoba oil, nourishing aloe vera and revitalizing green tea will leave your child's skin soft and clean.
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    Kids Body Lotion | Lavender (120ml) - $13 on sale
    Our Kids Body Lotion is made from essential oils combined with a mixture of pure vegetable fruit and flower extracts to help improve the way your child's skin looks, feels, and acts.
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    October 15, 2020

    Zoomed Out | Prevention & Healthy Habits

    Late last week we highlighted the ever-growing feeling of being "Zoomed Out" and explained that this is way more common than you think. The signs of burnout have been around for decades, but what about the prevention and building healthier habits - during a pandemic?

    In today's post, we will be discuss some key insights we can learn from and habits you can implement into your daily life, along with some resources you can use to help work towards that "work-life balance."

    So what are healthy habits?

    Atomic Habits author, James Clear, writes in his amazing book about the problem with how people approach the situations they want to change. His philosophy focuses on the steps it takes to get to your goal. For example, you want to run a marathon in the spring. Well, you don't just go out and run a marathon in the spring. Instead, you start running. Taking the necessary steps to get you to where you want by the time your marathon happens.
     
    So how can we, the overworked, stressed out and always tired folk, implement new habits when we have no time? Simple. We start to dedicate time for ourselves. Our goal this month is to help guide you into a less stressful day-to-day routine. And hopefully this will help you build you a healthier, happier life.

     

    Remember this:
    All the little changes you make will help prevent future "Zoomed Out" exhaustion. 

    Below covers what we discussed in last week's post, along with our suggestion for creating healthier habits to prevent the symptoms, along with tips and products on how to help achieve that. These small but mighty changes will help create a more anxiety-free, peaceful environment. 
     
    Hitting Snooze

    Zoomed Out Effect: It seems as though people just can't get enough sleep. And we are talking being exhausted after a 12 hour sleep and not oversleeping.

    Healthy Habit: It's a challenging one, but, believe it or now, as you as you wake-up, jump out of bed. It takes some getting used to, but it helps get the job done. Soon enough, it will happen naturally and feels like you've always done it.

    Tip: Move your alarm clock or phone to another part of the room so it forces you to get up. We also recommend for those who feel especially groggy first thing, to jump right in the shower. This will wake you up and give you the first moments of the day to yourself to help breathe and get ready for the day.

    Our Product Recommendation: Try our Room & Pillow Spray in Peaceful Sleep before bedtime to help ease yourself into bed sleep sooner.

    Sleepless Nights

    Zoomed Out Effect: The stress on your body and mind when you lack a good night's sleep.

    Healthy Habit: This one may seem obvious, but no technology 2 hours before bed. Try reading a book. Also try going to bed 2 hours earlier than usual. This will help regulate your sleep and make sure you aren't hitting snooze every time. The most important thing we can mention about this, is to avoid looking at your phone, computer, iPad - anything with a blue light. This type of light from our screens can affect your sleep. Opt for a book instead! 

    Tip: If you love your calendar app, make an appointment/reminder for yourself for when to go to bed. Give yourself some added time before bed with a book or crossword and let your body decompress properly from the day. Another option is to have a bath and really enjoy some relaxing moments before bed. You could even use your favourite bath products scented with lavender to help promote relaxation. 

    Our Product Recommendation: Try our Milk Bath in your favourite scent to help promote relaxation. 

    Mid Day Crash

    Zoomed Out Effect: Depending on caffeine like your life depends on it actually causes your body to go into a high stress mode.

    Healthy Habit: Limit yourself on how much caffeine you consume. Try to stay under 2 cups before noon. It can take up to 3 or 4 months for caffeine to leave the body completely, so be patient with yourself

    Tip: Drink coffee first thing and try not to drink any the rest of the day. If you find yourself heading for a crash, try having a piece of fruit or some nuts. Don't forget to take breaks. Look away from your screens and do something else for a few minutes. We recommend stepping away every 45-60 minutes.

    Our Product Recommendation: Try our Energizing Blended Essential Oil in your diffuser to help spark that second wind.

    High Anxiety

    Zoomed Out Effect: Everything above has already added up to put your body in a constant stressful state - talk about exhausting. This is before the workload is added.

    Healthy Habit: Everyone's anxiety comes up in different ways. To help prevent being overwhelmed or going into a spiral, make a to do list before the day starts. Organize your time to leave room for some self-care too. Don't feel like you have to accept every meeting or team Zoom call. You can always ask a coworker if you missed anything.

    Tip: Spend your Sunday evening organizing your week ahead. Move things around and schedule emails about the changes for the following morning. If you feel like you are being pulled into too many directions, or that your time isn't being used efficiently, talk to your manager or boss. We also find adding an essential oil that promotes calmness and/or concentration can help keep you feeling at ease, but also motivated.

    Our Product Recommendation: Try adding our Happiness Blended Essential Oil to your diffuser when you feel anxious to help create a more positive mood.

    Less Downtime

    Zoomed Out Effect: More people are too exhausted to do at least one thing they enjoy.

    Healthy Habit: Do things you LOVE doing! Or learn something new!

    Tip: Again, use your calendar app to schedule things that make you happy. If there's a class you want to take, or simply making dinner with your family, or maybe just go to bed early, schedule it in. The reminder sitting there where you see it all the time will trigger your brain to look forward to it more and more.

    Our Product Recommendation: Use your dedicated self-care time and treat yourself to an at home spa session! Most of our products are on sale for 50% this month!

    Isolated at Home

    Zoomed Out Effect: With over 5 million NEW Canadians starting the WFH lifestyle, there's a sense of isolation from their workplace, but also a feeling of not knowing when work is done. People just keep working.

    Healthy Habit: Create a space you love and ensure your "bubble" includes people who you want to spend time with.

    Tip: Make sure you have an area dedicated for work only. Don't eat here, don't read here, don't talk on personal calls here... this is only for work hours. This will help train your brain to know how to separate work from home life. If you have a studio, or small space, find a spot and designate that for work only. Consider having lunch at your table rather than your desk. While a lot of us are over Zoom, plan once a month gathers with coworkers on Zoom so you can all "hangout." This will help remove some of the unnecessary burden of too many Zoom calls.

    See?! It wasn't that bad! These small changes can make a HUGE impact on your life. By creating boundaries and making time for yourself, you can start to create that work-life balance in your own life.  

     

    Do you have any tips to add? Tell us in the comments or message us on Facebook or Instagram

    Ready to start dedicating some time for self-care? Head to our online shop and get your favourite items at 50% off! Not sure where to start? Book an in-store appointment or talk to our product experts. Just send us an email to info@lemongrasshousecanada.com

    Next week, we will be sharing a Q&A with someone who has over 5 years of working from home. 

     

     

     

    October 06, 2020