Wednesday, October 17

Love Your Skin REWARDS for FALL - Purple Essentials Customer Appreciation Event

We value your business - and we love to reward loyalty!

It's time for the seasonal LOVE your skin event - Fall into a great complexion and more! As a small thank you for helping make this year our most successful yet, Purple Essentials is happy to announce Love Your Skin Rewards For Fall. We don't think of it as a discount on our product, we consider it a reward for your loyal support. LIVE PURPLE - LIVE WELL!

Warmly, Christine 

Spend $60 & Get $10
Spend $100 & Get $20
Spend $150 & Get $35
Spend $200 & Get $50

Shop in-store or online at before midnight PST on October 24th  - Spend $* in a single transaction - Receive a corresponding coupon code for your next online purchase ... it's that pure and simple!

Balancing your Skin, Senses & Wellbeing - Purple Essentials Nurtures with Nature!


*$'s spent in a single, in-store or online purchase - rewards based on total before taxes & shipping and net of any other applicable discounts. Corresponding online Coupon Code valid until November 30, 2018. Coupon Code, along with redemption instructions, will be delivered in a separate email following online transaction.

Monday, October 15

Purple Essentials' DIY Recipe for October 2018 - TEA STEAM FACIAL

As the weather gets cooler and your skin begins to show the effects of the changing season, Relax, Breathe Deeply and Brighten your complexion with a little self-care … an October DIY Tea Steam Facial!

Such an easy and effective way to keep your skin looking and feeling its best - this could easily turn into a Sunday evening ritual.

Treating your skin to a tea steam facial will result in some wonderful skin and self-care benefits - Pull back your hair, lean over a pot or bowl of steaming herbal tea and enjoy this luxurious DIY steam facial. Steaming your face helps open your pores, making it easier to remove environmental residue and congestion from your skin. By creating your own DIY steam with herbal teas, you choose which ingredients you are using and inhaling (enjoy this added aroma-therapeutic bonus). You can use single teas or create your own herbal tea combo ... I always like to set a little mixture aside for brewing a cup to enjoy while relaxing after my facial steam πŸ˜‰.

A few TEA options: 

Chamomile – known to be calming for skin and senses. Contains many helpful qualities that can soothe psoriasis, eczema and acne. Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties helping to prevent and reduce acne. (*You may want to avoid steaming with this herbal tea if you are allergic to ragweed)

Green Tea – rich in tocopherols, ascorbic acid, flavonoids, antioxidants, carotenoids and selenium. Green tea is a wonderful choice for a healthy glow. 

Rooibos – works well for skin suffering with acne. It has antibacterial, antioxidant, and immune-modulating properties. These provide protection against free radicals and any harmful damage to the skin.

Peppermint – antioxidant and anti-fungal properties that helps to prevent oxidative damage to the skin. Helpful in balancing oil production and stimulating circulation (also helps to clear sinuses and stimulate senses).

Jasmine – with it’s beautiful scent, actually has antiviral and antibacterial properties to keep your immune system healthy. It can help prevent the signs of aging and soothe skin conditions like eczema and acne by reducing oil production and balancing hormones.

The options are really endless here - mix and match to your pleasure. You can also throw in rose petals, herb leaves, lemon slices, orange slices, and/or drops of your favorite essential oil to really customize the experience.

  • Create your beautifying tea combination as above (approx. 2-4tbsp.).
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Select which tea you’ll be using and add to your water. You may use loose or bagged tea, but I recommend pouring the contents out of the tea bags because it's mesmerizing watching the dried petals and leaves floating around.

My favourite blend mixes 1 packet or tablespoon of chamomile & 1 packet jasmine green tea with 2 drops lavender essential oil and 2 slices of lemon. These specific ingredients create a deep cleansing, soothing and skin-balancing steam that has a very relaxing and uplifting aroma - heaven!
  • Once your water is boiling, add your special ingredients and remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 mins before you begin your herbal tea steam.
  • While your brew is steeping, prep your skin. Gently remove any makeup or creams you are wearing and secure your hair back from your face.
  • When the brew has steeped, set your hot pot on towel or pour your herbal tea water into a heat-safe bowl and place it on a sturdy surface that you can easily pull up a chair to. 
  • Cover your head with a towel and lean over your pot/bowl. At first, try to keep at least 12 inches between you and the hot tea—the steam should not sting your skin. As the steam becomes cooler, you may lean in closer. Your steaming time can last anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Don't forget to breathe deeply, experience the aromatherapy of your DIY handpicked blend of teas. Let everything else go and embrace your very own Spa treatment.

Applying a facial mask following your steam helps you reap the maximum  benefits for your efforts. Think of your skin like this - moist skin is like the soil after a light rain—more absorbent to nutrients and treatments. Our Recommendation this the perfect time to use Purple Essentials' Refining Mask.

To enhance the full DIY facial experience and increase skin's hydration, take a few extra moments to gently massage in your favourite moisturizer. Our Recommendation - antioxidant-rich Facial Elixir and/or Rejuvenating Serum to best hydrate and moisturize your soft and supple skin.

Best to do this home spa treatment before bedtime, as it is so relaxing. Be advised that it can also leave you looking a little flushed, due to the increased circulation promoted by the steam and massage. But you will be smiling in the morning when you awake fully rested, with a pampered, healthy glow 😊

Live pure and simple - Live Purple!!

Sunday, July 29

After Sun Skin Care Steps - Nurture Your Skin After a Day in the Sun

Whether you've had a day at the beach or an enjoyable day out and about in the summer sun, that vitamin D boost comes with a price - it can take its toll on your skin. If you practice a few, simple skin care steps for after sun relief, you can keep your body healthy and glowing all summer long.
  • Exfoliate & Moisturize ~ Time to wash away the layers of sunscreen and sweat, and re-hydrate your sun-kissed skin. Cleanse your body with a hydrating bar of natural soap and, immediately after toweling off, apply a moisturizing body lotion to nourish and protect your skin. Want to exfoliate and moisturize all in one step? Our luxurious Body Scrubs are the perfect pampering option. When toweling off, pat dry to leave your skin deeply nourished all day long.

    Recommended: All Natural Soaps ~ Whipped Body Cremes Citrus & Sage or Lavender & Tangerine ~ Vanilla Tangerine Body Scrub

  • Pamper Your Face ~ Use products rich in antioxidants to help protect and repair while helping to fight the signs of aging. In the hot, summer sun, wind and sand can act like an all-day irritant & exfoliator on your face. For your evening routine, a gentle cleanser to wash away the day's sunscreen, dirt and sweat, followed by a deeply hydrating moisturizer to nourish your face while you sleep ~ wake up rejuvenated!

    Recommended: Orange & Rosemary Cleanser ~ Rejuvenating Serum ~ Facial Elixir

  • Soothe Your Lips ~ easily sunburned, lips will respond quickly to a thick layer of moisturizing lip butter. Apply and let it soak in for hydrating relief and a return to soft, happy lips.

    Recommended: Moisture rich Lip Butter

  • Treat Your Feet ~ It's a must! Especially if you've spent a day at the beach or cottage. Dipping your feet in and out of water, while naturally exfoliating them in the sand, can leave them rough, dry and tired. Unless you moisturize them, they are going to be a mess. Start with a short, detoxifying foot soak, followed by a hydrating body cream massaged to soothe and soften them like a day at the spa.

    Recommended: Detoxifying Bath Soaks ~ Whipped Body Cremes Citrus & Sage or Lavender & Tangerine

  • Drink Plenty of Water! ~ Before - During - After ... Nothing replenishes your skin and senses like cool, refreshing water.

Summer is a great time to get outside and rejuvenate your mind and body. Let Purple Essentials' all natural skin care products give your skin a little TLC for after sun relief - Natural Balance for your Skin, Senses and Wellbeing.

Live Purple!

Wednesday, June 20

SUMMERTIME Customer Appreciation at Purple Essentials - we LOVE your skin, naturally!

Your business is important to us - and we like to reward loyalty!

Make sure to LOVE your skin all summer long - we do! As a small thank you, we are happy to announce Love Your Skin Rewards For Summer. We don't think of it as a discount on our product, we consider it a reward for your loyal support. GET OUT - LIVE WELL!

Warmly, Christine

Spend $60 & Get $10
Spend $100 & Get $20
Spend $150 & Get $35
Spend $200 & Get $50

Shop online at before midnight P.S.T on June 26th  - Spend $* in a single transaction - Receive a corresponding coupon code for your next online purchase ... it's that simple!

Balancing your Skin, Senses & Wellbeing - Purple Essential Nurtures with Nature!


*$'s is before taxes & shipping and net of any applicable discounts. Corresponding Coupon Code valid until July 31, 2018. Coupon Code will be delivered in a separate email following online transaction.

Friday, May 18

Shop Victoria Day weekend with Purple Essentials - Spend $40 and Receive Free Gift!

On top of our No Limits promo special this holiday weekend, Purple Essentials wants to you to discover our Luxurious, Organic Bath Bombs ... so much so, that we will be gifting one FREE with every $40* order.

No code required - simply shop Purple before May 21 & spend $40* or more on a single order and we will add a FREE Bath Bomb to your package.  When it arrives ...

Fill your tub - Drop it in - Lay back - Breathe deep - Soak well!

Happy Holidays - Live pure and simple - Live Purple!


*$40 net of taxes and applicable discounts - valid for in-store and online purchases - expires 11:59pm p.s.t  May 21, 2018 

Tuesday, April 17

For a Limited Time - Spend $100 & Get $25 - LOVE YOUR SKIN REWARDS for Spring!

Your business is important to us - and we like to reward loyalty!

We are so grateful for your continued love of Purple Essentials and we thank you for sharing us in the community, it shows... what an exciting time in our fresh & natural boutique! As a small thank you, we are happy to announce Love Your Skin Rewards For Spring. We don't think of it as a discount on our product, we consider it a reward for your loyal support. Happy Spring, everyone.

Warmly, Christine

Spend $100* & Get $25

Shop online at before midnight P.S.T on April 22nd  - Spend $100* in a single transaction - Receive a $25 coupon code for your next online purchase ... it's that simple!

Balancing your Skin, Senses & Wellbeing - Purple Essential Nurtures with Nature!


*$100 before taxes & shipping and net of any applicable discounts. $25 Coupon Code valid until May 31, 2018. Coupon Code will be delivered in a separate email following online transaction.

Sunday, February 11

DOUBLE DUTY DIY Recipe - Moistuizing Face & Hair Mask with Banana, Honey & Yogurt!!!


DIY - All Natural - Honey, Banana & Yogurt Moisturizing Mask

The Winter months can certainly play havoc with both your complexion and hair … from dry patches and flaky skin to frizzy, static flyaways and dry itchy scalp. So this month, Purple Essentials wants to offer a little extra help, naturally!

This pure and simple DIY Face & Hair Mask does DOUBLE DUTY ... it's super hydrating, soothing and firming for the skin, but also helps to condition and defrizz, while moisturizing, hair and scalp.

Of course you can choose to prepare and apply only to face or hair (tip: ½ the recipe) but there are so many benefits to whipping up one effective mask and using on face + hair… 2 birds one stone πŸ˜‰

Fresh & Natural Ingredients:
  •  1 ripe banana

  •  1 cup of Greek Yogurt (use all natural, plain, full-fat) 
  •  1 Tbsp of Honey (warm if necessary)

  • Mixture is super simple - Mash the banana with a fork or spoon in a small bowl, mix in the yogurt and honey until smooth consistency.
  • In preparation for the face mask application, now is the time to thoroughly cleanse your face (TIP - if you haven't tried our Orange & Rosemary Facial Cleanser, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the difference).
  • Application is two-fold - For timing purposes, apply to hair and scalp first. Achieve complete coverage from the scalp to hair ends by taking time to gently massaging the mix thoroughly around (TIP - someone special could treat you to this part!).
  • Cover hair with shower cap or wrap hair in towel and prepare to apply remaining mask to face.
  • With any suitable brush (by hand will work in a pinch), apply an even layer of mixture to entire facial area, being careful to avoid getting too close to eyes.
  • With both your hair and face treated, sit back and relax for 15-20 minutes.
  • When times up, start with your face and rinse off the mask with warm water and face cloth.
  • Next, wash hair, adding a small amount of conditioner to detangle if necessary.
For maximum effect, commit to this treatment once a week to restore moisture through the Winter ... you'll love the results!

As always, Live pure and simple - Live Purple!  

Friday, February 2

Give a Little Extra Love for Valentine's Day - 10% BONUS Purple Essentials' eGift Cards

For a LIMITED TIME, purchase an eGift Card online and Receive 10% MORE LOVE!

Customize the perfect, pampering gift - pick from a number of card options - available in any denomination - add your own personal message - create your own unique discount code .. be creative!

From start to finish, Valentine's eGift Cards can be ready to send in minutes.  Have them delivered immediately, or opt to have the eGift Card delivered on the day of your choice - Valentine's Day it is!

Ready to shop for a Valentine's eGift Card?

visit our online eGift Card store now

Ready to redeem a Valentine's eGift Card you have received?

IN-STORE - Visit our Fresh & Natural Boutique and have your code handy when you reach the cash. It will be redeemed instantly - quick & easy!
ONLINE - Please make your selection from the choices below, based on the destination of the purchase, not the origin:

For shipping destinations in BC
For shipping destinations in ON
For shipping destinations in the AB, QC, MB, NT, NU, SK or YK
For shipping destinations in the NB, NF, NS or PE
For shipping to the U.S. - SQUARE currently doesn't support this ☹

Why these individual sites for shopping online?

Great question, sorry for the short-term inconvenience ... until eGift Cards are handled completely in-house on our website, we will rely on Square to provide the secure software (best in the business) responsible for processing eGift Card orders (regular shopping activity is still processed as usual at and collecting payments, including taxes. Since Purple Essentials customers shop online from all over North America, the taxes we are required to charge and remit vary by province and country. Square's software does not currently allow for multiple tax rates in one store, so we have to create identical stores for each taxation area ... sounds like more work than it is :)

However, until we move all of this onto our regular website, it is important to choose the correct option above for shopping based on the destination of the parcel.  e.g. If you are shopping from the US, but are having the item shipped to an address in Ontario, Canada, then choose the shipping destinations in ON shopping option. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us through our Contact Us service online at ... we're always available to help make your experience as enjoyable as possible!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, January 24

Purple Essentials Introduces Bath Soaks to Detoxify & Remineralize Your Body's Systems

In this day and age, our bodies are exposed to countless toxins everyday ... in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear (especially chemical laden, new clothing), the medications we are prescribed, the personal care products many use on a daily basis and, of course, in the water we drink and bathe in. All of these toxins, if allowed to accumulate in the body, may combine to reach a tipping point - a point where they create irritation and inflammation, affecting many body systems and preventing them from functioning properly. And, if our systems are out of whack, then we are certainly more susceptible to sickness, illness and disease.

So, let's back up ... back before the tipping point. To support overall wellness, there is a pure and simple, self-care therapy we can easily perform to help facilitate and boost our body's natural detoxification system - a detoxifying bath soak.

Of course a balanced diet, juicing and exercise are all great long-term steps towards healthy living and naturally detoxing the body, and should be a goal for each of us. However,  baths soaks can. For immediately addressing committing to a regular detoxifying bath soak is an easy and effective tool for help your body's systems both flush toxins and remineralize - while, at the same time, allowing you to the time to relax and de-stress. Committing to a regular soak, not only helps to boost our health and well-being, but it also strengthens our immune system and keeps our body systems balanced and healthy.

The specialized ingredients found in a properly formulated bath soak, combined with the process of soaking for 20 min+ in hot water, can provide the following benefits: 

• Ease stress, while improving both sleep & concentration 
• Help muscles and nerves function properly
• Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
• Improve oxygen levels in the body
• Improve absorption of nutrients in the body
• Help prevent or ease migraine headaches
• Soothes body aches
• Relieves eczema
• Reduce digestive distress
• Relieve fatigue, "head fog” and sinus congestion
• And of course… flush toxins.

Purple Essentials Bath Soaks are an all natural holistic therapy for your skin, senses and wellbeing. Our Bath Soaks are formulated with Epsom Salt also known as magnesium sulfate, Dead Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate a variety of mineral rich all natural clays and pure essential oils, from all over the globe. While the salts help to add magnesium and important minerals back into the body, the clay particles actually pull the toxins out of the body and into the clay molecule. Aromatherapy benefits come from inhaling and absorbing the effects of the pure essential oils.

Here We Go ... Time for a little SELF CARE:

1. It's important to hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after. *TIP - Citrus water is a great option.
2. Pour approx 1 cup of Bath Soak under running hot water and fill tub. Ideally, the water should be quite hot - hot enough to create a sustained, gentle sweat.
3. Immerse yourself up to neck for 20-30 min. Relax and let the ingredients do their thing … but remember to breathe deeply & enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the chosen blend.
4. Remember to avoid using harsh soaps or shampoos during your detox soak, as your pores are open and can more easily absorb the chemicals found in those products, directly into your body.
5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed. *TIP - This effect can be minimized by drinking a large glass of lemon water while soaking..
6. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like Purple Essentials Mango Body Balm or Whipped Body Crème, being careful to avoid lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.
7. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath. (You want your energy stores to go towards detoxing not digesting)
8. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate. The recommended follow up to a Purple Essentials Bath Soak is going straight to bed - allow your body to enter its nightly "rest & repair phase".  Relaxation and sleep will ease your detox effects. 

Ready to give your body a good reboot?  All that's left is to pick the recipe that suits your body's needs the best ... 

Detox+ = cleanse your body & flush your system
Dream+ = cleanse your body & rest your mind
Immune+ = cleanse your body & boost your systems
Muscle+ = cleanse your body & ease your aches

What a wonderful experience awaits ... Enjoy & Live Well!

Tuesday, January 23

One Year Anniversary of our Fresh & Natural Boutique in Qualicum Beach, BC

Celebrating One Year in our Fresh & Natural Boutique!

WOW - it's hard to believe we are already celebrating one year in our Beach Road location ... time flies when you are doing what you LOVE!

We are sooooo very grateful for the amazing support of each and every Purple Essentials customer, whether you shop with us online or in-store.  We are passionate about creating Fresh & Natural products that Nurture with Nature - reducing your exposure to harmful chemicals, while nourishing your skin, senses and wellbeing naturally ... feel the difference yet?  Thought so :)

As a Thank You for your support, Purple Essentials is holding a Customer Appreciation Event this Saturday, January 27th!  Shop online or in-store and Receive 20% OFF your entire order**
REMEMBER, "Fresh is Best"! While stocking up may seem like a good idea, to best enjoy our Fresh & Natural products, we recommend only buying what you need for the next 3-4 months.

If you are in the neighbourhood, stop in for samples, snacks & sips ... bring a friend!

Thank you for being a part of the Purple Essentials family!  

**Valid in-store or online Saturday, January 27th only - 11am to 5pm in-store & 24hrs online. No rainchecks - while supplies last. Does not include aromatherapy diffusers, gift packages/kits, sale items, special orders or gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit of 1 Facial Elixir and/or 1 Rejuvenating Serum per order.