When do you use Tea Tree Oil?

When do you use Tea Tree Oil?

Here are some great uses for tea tree oil.

Acne Treatment

Tea tree oil can be used as a preventative measure, but more impressively as a cure when it comes to those dreaded pimples. It serves as a natural alternative for over the counter products, and possesses unique disinfecting and soothing properties which won’t strip the skin of its natural oils. Dab it on – for a quick spot-reduction, pour a few drops onto a cotton bud or pad, and dab the affected area. Don’t rinse for at least a few hours, ideally leave overnight. The oil should easily penetrate into the sebaceous glands and unblock them, wiping out infection-causing bacteria and reducing redness and swelling. Slather it on – Add a few drops to a face mask, preferably clay, and slather it on. Ideally leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing. Pat face dry with a clean towel and apply a moisturizer. Make sure you’re moisturizing with a cream preferably designed for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Laundry Hack

Keep things fresh and sanitary by adding a few drops to each laundry load. Preferably use an unscented detergent and no fabric softener. Say goodbye to that strong chemical odor of most detergents, and hello to all-natural cleanliness. Note how once you start using this method, your clothes, sheets and towels stay fresher for longer. Extra tip – Stay low-key on the detergent use and put your towels through a baking soda and white vinegar cycle once a month. The vinegar and baking soda work to remove detergent, microbe and odor build-up, improving fiber absorbency. The result is spa-quality fluffy towels that smell as fresh as a spring field! Simply add one cup of white vinegar to the load and run the wash through a hot cycle. When the cycle is done, add half a cup of baking soda and run the hot cycle again. Preferably dry in a tumble dryer to fluff up the fibers.

Congestion Relief

If you’re blocked up from a common cold, tea tree can be a great relief treatment! The antiseptic properties work to help fight the microbes while the anti-inflammatory qualities help reduce swelling of the membranes lining the respiratory passages. Vaporize it – If you have a vaporizer or oil burner, you can let it evaporate throughout the day, especially useful at night. Mix tea tree with lavender for a relaxing effect at night time. Steam it – Boil the kettle and pour yourself a hot mug of plain water. Place a few drops of tea tree essential oil into the mug and take deep, long breaths holding it up to your face. Steam works wonders to clear the sinuses, and is an effective method of reducing mucus build-up. A hot bath with tea tree oil is another way of getting that steam to relax the passages. Eucalyptus essential oil is another great alternative. Wear it – Place a few drops on your clothing, pillow case or a cloth and inhale it throughout the day. Reapply as often as required.

 

All-Natural Carpet Freshener

Most carpet cleaning products contain harmful ingredients that you wouldn’t want a baby crawling over, or a pet laying on. It’s just better for everyone if your fill your living space with natural alternatives rather than harsh chemicals. This cleaning method is not only cheaper and healthier, it actually keeps things fresher for longer without leaving that lingering synthetic fragrance we usually find after a deep cleaning. A homemade pet-safe and child-friendly cleaning agent can easily be concocted with an essential oil of your choice (or blend) and baking soda. Use this mixture to rid your living space of dust mites, creepy-crawly’s, bacteria, mold spores and odor Note – This is a very effective method of deep cleaning carpets, and needn’t be done more than once every 1 – 2 months. If you own pets, this is a great way of keeping the odor and microbes away from your upholstery, however, keep your pets out of the house or confined to one room while the powder sits. Bear in mind the powder does make your vacuum work harder, so don’t go overboard and maintain your machine as the instructions suggest.

  • ½ cup Baking Soda, 35 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
  • Add the desired amount of essential oil into a container of baking soda and shake well. Leave the mixture to sit overnight.
  • When ready to clean, pepper all carpeted areas with your mixture and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming.

Tea Tree Oil is also a great aid in treating nail fungus. Apply a couple times a day until fungus is gone.

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Jessica Cosmetics CEO Talks Treatments

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes cuticles and fingernails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual.

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes nails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual. Sold worldwide, the Jessica product line boasts a wide assortment of treatment products, more than 230 Custom Colors, Phenom, Effects, the GELeration Soak-Off Gel System, Zen Spa Pedicure, and Fusion 2.5.2 Pedicure. NAILS asked Vartoughian for advice about nail treatments.

 

What is your advice to nail techs on how to assess their clients’ nails to know what kind of treatment products would be most beneficial?

Vartoughian: Analyzing your clients’ nails is the cornerstone of my system and a key benefit in keeping lifelong clients. Dry and brittle nails require much needed moisture in a base coat treatment, as well as daily cuticle care. It is essential to massage cuticle creams daily and oils at night. (We always recommend our Nourish Cuticle Crème and Phenomen Oil for healthy nail growth.) Nails that are soft and weak need strengthening agents to help reinforce them. These products should only be used for four to six weeks until the nail condition improves. We offer a complete Nail Analysis Chart that explains the properties of each nail condition and will help you determine nail types and appropriate solutions.

Why do you say that strengtheners should only be used on a limited basis?

Vartoughian: If you choose to only use a strengthening product, this will adversely affect the nails after extended use. The nails will become too hard and strong and eventually break. It is important to be conscious of the products you regularly use and be sure you monitor the nail condition from appointment to appointment.

What sorts of nail treatment products are most helpful for older hands?

Vartoughian: Moisture, moisture, moisture…it’s the key ingredient for the nails, skin, and hair. Choosing base coat treatment products with conditioners and water helps keep the nails flexible and healthy. We have a few products that treat this condition — Rejuvenation Basecoat for Dry Nails, Recovery Basecoat for Brittle Nails, and Bend Don’t Break, which keeps nails strong yet flexible. As I mentioned earlier, cuticle care is just as important; the added conditioning and moisturizing helps feed the matrix and allows for the new nail to grow in healthy.

What about restoring the natural nail after enhancements? What approach is best?

Vartoughian: I have learned over the years that it is best to treat the new nail growing in before removing the enhancements. This allows the client time to adjust during the transition. Sometimes if you remove enhancements entirely before beginning the natural nail restoration, it shocks the client as well as the nail and may take longer. Using our Restoration after acrylic/damaged nail base coat treatment, we treat the new nail growing in while trimming and managing the enhancement. The process should take approximately four weeks.

How have gel-polishes impacted consumers’ treatment needs?

Vartoughian: Gel-polishes have certainly impacted the nail industry and allowed consumers to have a manicure of convenience. I think the biggest impact for the client is everyone offers gel manicures but they don’t necessarily follow the proper protocols to apply and remove them. This causes much more damage to the nail and we are seeing many people shift from gels back to natural nail care. One of the key benefits of our GELeration line is that we come from a place of my natural nail philosophy. It is a gentle gel, but procedures must be followed to ensure damage-free nails.

Do you have an upcoming event? Are your nails in poor condition?

Please remember that your concerns sometimes can not all be addressed with one visit. Your nails may require weeks or even months of treatment prior to an event.

Call and book a manicure at least 3 months prior to your celebration to receive a full hand and nail consultation and treatment plan. 306 – 228 – 2808

Bride to Be

Bride to Be

Over the years I have heard new brides share how little they remember of their wedding day.

Preparation is so intense and they want everything to be perfect. However; the bride forgets about herself….. To look after herself…. Eat Healthy. Get enough sleep. And book a few massage sessions to prepare starting 2-3 months prior to the wedding and the week of the wedding.

There are several ways the bride can do this:

These are some ideas that the bride to be has done in Sunrise Wellness Spa.

  1. 3 Generation Spa Day with the Bride to Be that included – mud wraps, full body massage and a facial. Each lady lived in different province so they spent this time reconnecting before the wedding.

2. A mature Bride to Be had her long-time friend attendees all meet at the spa to have a massage and facial. Three of her friends never knew one another so it was a time to meet and connect before rehearsal. They loved this idea and even had lunch in the Solarium.

3. Another Bride to Be organized her decorating committee at the hall and while they were decorating she came for a full body massage. This was her time to de-stress and enjoy her day as the queen.

  1. Yet another Bride to Be had to gift of a spa experience from her bridesmaids. They arranged for the Bride to Be to have a facial and a full body massage while her attendees had pedicures and facials. They enjoyed a nice lunch in the Solarium together.

Whatever helps you de-stress and relax you have to take time for it.

Your wedding is an important day in your life. Take the time to remember it.

Valentine’s Day for Couples

Valentine’s Day will soon be here. What are your plans for the one you love and cherish?Most of all “we” want TIME with our loved one – to have their undivided attention and ears.Sunrise Wellness Spa has designed that time just for the two of you….Make it happen Saturday February 13.

 
Choose from a Couple’s Package  – experience a full body massage together and then relax in the solarium. Give each other the luxury of togetherness and TALK about and plan to “get an advanced degree in ‘Spouse’. As I read the comments from couples who took this to heart even after 25 – 30 – 43 years of marriage – they found this very valuable.Explore this new tool to deepen your love for one another.

 

If you have more time choose a 
European Body Wrap and a Full Body Massage
– You will have 2 service providers working at the same time. A Two hour investment in your relationship. Experience the Royal treatment.

 

 

ChocolateRebecca with Belgian Chocolates will be at the spa on February 13 from 10 – 3 pm. Ladies don’t forget – men love chocolate too. Say “I Love You!” Put a note in the box of chocolates.

 

 

Choose a Couple’s Pedicure – get your feet rejuvenated.Shalon and Geraldine
will make your feet happy.
We are open Saturday February 13 and focusing on couples spending time together.

 

Book NOW as Space is limited.                     OR

Purchase a gift card to say “I Love You!       I Care about you!      You need a break!    There are many gift ideas you can surprise each other with. The greatest gift will be the note you ADD to the gift.

So you are single – Valentine’s Day is for you too. Love yourself. “Become priority in your life” Book yourself for a massage, a customized facial, pedicure, body wrap. – You are worth it and your body and mind will love you.

We are here to serve you Royally.

Men’s Night! Christmas Shopping and Rejuvenation Treatments!

Men’s Night!

Thursday December 17th  5:00pm-9:00pm

$55.00 Christmas Rejuvenation Treatment for Men!!

½ Hour Session

A Men’s Night 1/2 hour session will include a:

  • 15 Minute Back Massage
    •          Your Choice of: 15 Minutes of Foot care
    •                                             or a 15 Minute Face Rejuvenation Session

Call NOW to book as spots are limited…………… 306 – 228 – 2808

Our Feature Product for the evening is the:                               Firma Energy Wear Men’s Compression Tank

  • Improved Blood Microcirculation
  • Reduce Muscle Fatigue
  • Anti-Odor Properties
  • Improved Skin Thermoregulation
  • Active biocrystals in the fabric absorb far infrared energy from the body in the form of body heat
  • The fabric then reflect the far-infrared energy back into the body at an optimized wavelength for therapeutic effects
  • Fir energy penetrates 4-5 cm below the skin surface, affecting the muscles and nerves and blood vessels inbetween
  • It is great for all sports including: Golf, Hockey, Mountain Sports, Cycling, etc.
  • Wherever you work Firma Energywear will work with you.Truckers, Farmers, Oilfield, Office, Restaurant, etc……

Late Men’s Night Christmas Shopping!

Any Christmas Shopping that you need to finish up can be done here in the Spa Boutique. We have lots and lots of retail items to choose from for any and all of the special people in your life. Whether you are needing a gift for a employer, co-worker, neighbor, bus driver, friend, spouse or child we have something in here for them. We are open late to assist all hard working men to get your shopping done quickly and in one place as we know your time is important.

  • When you Purchase a Gift Card for $100.00 or More you get a $10.00 OFF Coupon Redeemable before February 14th, 2016!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! AND HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!

Shop Locally First

SHOP LOCALLY FIRST !!!

It’s Christmas time! It’s Shopping Time! Where should we go? The city…… Saskatoon, Battleford, Lloydminster, Edmonton, Calgary or maybe even Winnipeg? What about Unity? Are the prices in the city better? Not always! The cost of travel and meals, winter driving….. Don’t forget about the inevitable return of gifts either inappropriate, wrong size, broken or missing pieces……  I’ll let you to do the math!   

Have you taken the time to browse through each store in Unity? I have been through most stores in town shopping as well as collecting knowledge to pass onto my spa guests about the unique shopping available in Unity. There are treasures here that will amaze you.

Recently I had women shopping in the spa say, “We don’t have to go shopping in the city….. Among the stores in Unity you have everything the city has.” This lady had gone to the city for socks and was shocked to see the great variety we carry.           Another commented, “I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours shopping in your town…. Now I’m broke!”

Friends, neighbors and people from Unity and surrounding area – the clock is ticking.

Shop local…. Found Treasures, Our Drug Store, Wildeman Sport Store (Tan Jay +) The Resource Center, Bargain Shop, Fields, Guys Furniture, Cinema Satellite, Crystal Clarity, The Co-op, AG Foods, Junction 21 (Western Wear +), Ilene’s Quilting, Country Pantry, Flowers by Joan, Unity Travel Shop, 2nd Avenue Cinema, Home Based Businesses, Hair Dressers, Liquor Stores, Spa City and Sunrise Wellness Spa or buy someone a membership to the Gym, CrossFit, Pilates or Yoga. Don’t forget the dealerships that you rely on throughout the year. No business is an island to itself……            Gift Certificates are available from many local stores and restaurants. We have all worked hard to bring you the best for a local shopping experience. Shopping in Unity is not as hurried as the city and the distance from store to store is minimal. Many businesses partake in Winter Wonderland on December 3 from 6-9 pm to provide you shopping that fits into your busy life.

Be sure to enter your name at participating stores for the “GRAND IN YOUR HAND”.

Shopping locally can put the cash back in your hand.

 

SHOP LOCALLY FIRST AND LAST and we will make it a wonderful experience!

 

For The Men: The Ultimate Women’s Christmas Gift Cheat Sheet

 We have gift cards available here at the Sunrise Wellness Spa and all the treatments can be put on the cards as well as combinations and packages!!

Here Are Some Ideas:

  1. Mani/ Pedi Combo! There will always be an upcoming event to go to that will need her to have beautiful and refreshed hands and feet!
  2. Hot/Cold Jade Stone Massage! If you have never had one… Get one and Give one! They make you feel amazing and the most perfect way to eliminate life’s everyday stresses and body fatigue.
  3. Eminence Customized Facials! All women notice their skin and when it’s looking less than perfect. We carry a 100% organic skin care line from Hungary and use Hungarian Facial Massage techniques to help with stress and lessening the tension it creates in our face and shoulders therefore it has age preventative and age corrective benefits. And who doesn’t like the idea of putting pure fruits and vegetables on their face!
  4. Moor Mud Body Wraps! Everyone has a New Year’s Resolution of getting into shape, weight loss and to take the steps to develop a healthier lifestyle, especially women. A Moor Mud Body Wrap is detoxing treatment that helps flush your body of toxins and is a great first step to get on track and make it to the goals that have been set! It also helps with stress release with the dry brushing that is done to prepare your skin for the rich nutrients of the Moor Mud!

 Just a Few of Our Boutique Products: 

  1. Firma EnergyWear! All women love to look and feel good! Firmawear is active, vocational shapewear where the fabric has biocrystals woven into it and that provides passive therapeutic benefits to the wearer from increased circulation to enhanced tissue health. This product is also really great for men!
  2. TangleWood Soaps! All natural and Toxic Free are the ticket items this year! Lots of beauty products like soaps and shampoo have lauryl sulfates and parabens which are known to cause breast cancer! These soaps are handmade, natural and free of lauryl sulfates and parabens and made in Alberta, Canada!!
  3. Eminence Organic Skin Care! Women love to take care of their skin so it stays healthy and youthful! Our Hungarian 100% Organic Skin Care Line has lots of products to meet different skin care needs of each individual. It also contains 98% active cold pressed ingredients so see results! Oh Yah!!!
  4. Herbal Teas and Lavender Infused Socks! It’s snowy and cold outside this time of the year so give the gift of cozy warmth for Christmas. We have an assortment of yummy teas and comfy, cozy socks!

Foot Care Importance

FOOT CARE IMPORTANCE

Pedicures may not interest you as you probably think painted toenails and pretty feet.

What if I told you I am referring to something so much more….. I will share with you the importance of Foot Care!

As we age, or from an injury our nails change. There are three conditions I want to address.

  1. Fungus – Is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge and become irritated. It does not affect all nails. Left untreated the nail grows thick and grotesque. The yeast can affect different parts of the toe nail, finger nail or skin.

Treatment with a Helius pedicure machine will grind down thick nails and your therapist will cut away all the dead toenail. Note  the  machine  used  for this procedure.

Foot Logix Fungus Tincture is a highly recommended at home treatment to use between appointments with a qualified nail and foot care pedicure specialist.

  1. Ingrown Toe Nails – The great toe takes the blunt of this problem. It can happen on either side of the nail. Cutting down the side of the nail relieves a lot of pressure and with special tools can be filed down favorably. You must have this done regularly by a qualified nail and foot care pedicurist so you will not have to have it cut out.
  1. Hammer Toes – There is a type of massage and stretching that will prevent hammer toes from becoming a severe source of pain that will one day need to be surgically corrected with putting pins in the affected toe or toes.

Do not allow them to get to that stage. On the onset of this condition see an RMT who has taken the active isolated stretching course so your  toes  can be  stretched  effectively and you will learn how to do it as  well  to maintain  the  condition of  your toes. There are  separators to wear  to prevent  the toes  from  rubbing each other and over lapping.

This is called  Foot care. Geraldine  has  taken   the advanced  pedicure  course.

 

 

Take Time for Yourself

Take Time for Yourself – Look After Yourself

It takes time to be healthy. We have to make a decision and take the steps to develop a health conscious lifestyle and contemplate what we need to do to accomplish this.

If you are already healthy look at the everyday MAINTENANCE! That means regularly making those hale and hearty choices and building them up so they transform into habit.

EAT RIGHT! – Your body requires good, hearty foods to keep it nourished and balanced.

DRINK WATER! – You need to drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep your body hydrated and functioning properly

EXERSIZE DAILY! – 30 min workouts, walking to work, walking stairs, riding a bike. Anything and everything will help as long as you are physically active and some point during the day. Do more vigorous work out 3x a week for example Weightlifting, Yoga, Pilates or a more intense cardio. Get your heart rate up and get the sweat going. This releases toxins from your body and your blood gets flowing, which brings more oxygen throughout your body this equals a healthy and healing body.

YEARLY CHECK- UPS! – Very Important! Ask questions if you are not performing the way you have been. Be interested in your health.

SUPPLEMENTS! – Our body needs a certain amount of vitamins and minerals to maintain health and we do not acquire all the nutrients that are required through our diet.

SLEEP! – Your body needs to reboot itself every night. Get your 8 hours every night! Lack of sleep takes its toll on ones health over time.


MONITOR STRESS!
– 98% of illnesses and ailments are caused by stress. Small stress that is not addressed accumulates and manifests in minor or even major health issues over time. ”Do not bank your stress!” Talk to a trusted person, find a counselor you are comfortable with or who will challenge you to look into your life. Learn how to let go and move on.

JOURNAL! Take time daily to reflect what your day was like. What did you learn from it? What is a keeper? What and how could you have made it better? Reflect daily, weekly and monthly and then do a year end reflection so you can start the New Year with positive plans to accomplish more. Know where you are going.

MASSAGE THERAPY! Book a monthly massage for health maintenance. You would be surprised how much your body tightens up in one month and how good and refreshing it feels when you have a monthly massage. Put this in your budget and make use of whatever insurance you have. Find a therapist or two who give you the results you are looking for. A massage should be deep enough to remove the “tightness” in your muscles or you will take pain and stress back home with you. Be sure your therapist “listens to you”. Give him/her feedback so you will be happy when you leave.

Our facials also provide reduced stress and relieves the strain on the face that left untouched develops into wrinkles and ages you faster.

LAUGHTER! is a great stress reliever and releases an endorphin that heals and repairs. Watch funny movies, play with your children, grandchildren or family members and laugh with them. Read a book that gives you a laugh. All of these will change the direction of your wrinkles.

TAKE TIME FOR EVERYTHING – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the Heavens

I will quote a friend Paul Martinelli – “In search for the most powerful thoughts to share I have found that many of these thoughts have been attributed to many different thought leaders, making it impossible to give “credit” to any one person. I have chosen to leave off the names with the awareness that there is truly only one source…. God.”