Sunday, February 11

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


TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE - FACE & HAIR MASK!

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 😉


Fresh & Natural Ingredients:
  •  1 ripe banana

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

Directions:
  • 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 purple-essentials.com) 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 purple-essentials.com ... 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

https://purple-essentials.com

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.

Friday, January 12

DIY Honey, Coconut and Brown Sugar Lip Scrub from Purple Essentials


Chilly Temps can equal dry, chapped lips ... Let's make yours smile!

DIY Homemade - All Natural (& yummy) - Lip Scrub

As part of our New Year - New Beginnings theme, we're excited to start sharing some of our favourite, DIY skin care recipes - one each month. First up, here’s one for a Pure & Simple exfoliating lip scrub that can help naturally remove dead skin while moisturizing your smile.

Super easy ... Five minutes + three naturally nourishing ingredients that are probably in your kitchen right now!


Fresh & Natural Ingredients:
  •  1/2 tablespoon of raw honey (local organic honey for the WIN)
  •  2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  •  3 tablespoons of brown sugar

Directions:
  • Mix honey and coconut oil in a bowl. These will be thicker/harder at cooler temps. For ease of mixing, you can soften each in a double boiler or microwave, being careful to avoid full melting. If full melting occurs, allow ingredient to cool in fridge for a few minutes before mixing.
  • Add sugar and whip to fluffy consistency.
  • Transfer to a glass jar.
  • Apply as needed - Don’t be afraid to lick your lips :)
Easy, but timely, recipe to begin with ... future offerings may test your skills a little more!  Tried this recipe and loved it?  We'd love for you to send us a pic or video of your efforts ... post to our Facebook page and maybe we'll include it in a future newsletter!!

Happy New Year - Live pure and simple - Live Purple!  

Sunday, December 17

INTRODUCING - eGift Cards from Purple Essentials and Square!!

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Fast - Secure - Customizable - Purchase Purple Essentials eGift Cards
Just in time for Christmas - eGift Cards from Purple Essentials and Square!

LAST MINUTE NEVER APPEARED SO THOUGHTFUL

To streamline and enhance our eGift Card system, we have partnered with Square to provide a fun and easy method of buying, sending ... and spending, Purple Essentials gift cards.


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, 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 - Christmas morning, Birthday, Anniversary? 

While purple-essentials.com is still the preferred method for discovering and shopping our fresh & natural products, enhanced, onsite eGift Card services are currently under construction, and will be available with the launch of our new website in early 2018.  Until then, we wanted to provide you with a convenient, secure and easy to use service for sending gift cards to those you love!


Ready to shop for an eGift Card?

visit our online eGift Card store now

Ready to redeem an eGift Card you have received? Please make your selection from the choices below, based on the destination of the purchase, not the origin:

For shipping destinations in BC, or in-store redemption
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 purple-essentials.com) 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 purple-essentials.com ... we're always available to help make your experience as enjoyable as possible!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Purple Essentials!!

Wednesday, December 13

Last Week to Shop Purple for Christmas Delivery!

https://purple-essentials.com/index.php

With our addition of XpressPost shipping options online, Purple Essentials can still get to you for the Christmas Holidays - Pampering those you Love by Nurturing with Nature!

Canadian addresses:
XpressPost (orders < $100 = $20):   order by Dec.18
XpressPost (orders >= $100 = $10):   order by Dec.18

U.S. addresses:
XpressPost (orders < $100 = $30):   order by Dec.18
XpressPost (orders >= $100 = $15):   order by Dec.18

Of course, if delivery before the big day is no big deal, then our regular shipping rates apply - $10 within Canada & $15 to the U.S. ... and, as always, Expedited shipping for orders >= $100* is FREE. 

Waited a bit too long, missed the dates but still want to Gift Purple Essentials?  We have a solution!!!! 

https://purple-essentials.com/ProductMainPages/detailspage.php?recordID=170


Let them choose their pampering with a Purple Essentials Gift Card** or, to use online, an eGift Card**.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Purple Essentials!

*$100 before taxes & shipping and net of any applicable discounts. For XpressPost options, basic shipping is free, but additional postage remains - $10 to Canada & $15 to U.S.
** some conditions apply

Saturday, November 25

Online Holiday Shopping Exclusive @ Purple Essentials - Spend $100 and Get $25!!! Happy Holidays!

Fill Your Christmas Gift List Online with Purple Essentials - Shop Now
Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas from the West Coast of Canada!

Purple Essentials is in full Holiday Shopping mode, with new products and fresh & natural packages for everyone on your gift list. And, for a limited time, here's an exclusive online offer to help stretch your Christmas budget ... 

Spend $100* & Get $25

Shop online at purple-essentials.com before November 29th - Spend $100* in a single transaction - Receive a $25 coupon code for your next online purchase ... it's that simple!

For those you Love - Nurture With Nature & Purple Essentials - Happy Holidays! 

*$100 before taxes & shipping and net of any applicable discounts. Coupon Code valid until Jan.17, 2018. Coupon Code will be delivered in a separate email following online transaction.

Tuesday, November 21

Thinking Ahead - Here Are the Cut-off Dates for Insuring Delivery for Christmas 2017


 Thinking of shopping Purple for Christmas?

For those who might leave it to the last minute this Christmas season, Purple Essentials has added an ExpressPost option to your shipping choice selection - shop online a little later into the month and still receive our handcrafted, all natural products in time for hiding under the tree or in a stocking!!

Here are the cut-off dates for getting parcels delivered on time:

Canadian addresses:
Expedited (our regular option=$10):  order by Dec.11
XpressPost (add $10):   order by Dec.18

U.S. addresses:
Expedited (our regular option=$15):   order by Dec.11
XpressPost (add $15):   order by Dec.15


Happy Holidays from Purple Essentials!

Friday, September 15

Change in weather, means change your routine - Embrace Your Face with Purple Essentials Natural Skincare


Change in the weather means a change to routine ... Embrace Your Face!

Even with Back to School in the rear-view, many of us are still overloaded with busy schedules and responsibilities - oftentimes, the last thing we feel like doing at the end of a long day is ... (not that... tsk-tsk) performing a nightly skin care routine. Be honest, do you make the time to properly cleanse and moisturize your face at the end of each day? If not, Purple Essentials wants to help change your routine, create a practice to improve your complexion and help your skin to retain a youthful glow - EMBRACE YOUR FACE ☺

Why do we need to be committed to nightly skin care?  Think of what your face & skin is exposed to throughout your day ... dust, dirt, greasy smog, environmental pollutants, sweat, bacteria ... not to mention the layers of products that you may have taken great care and time to apply ... moisturizer, SPF, foundation, concealer, blush, etc.  Cleansing before bedtime allows your skin a chance to breathe & hydrate, while your body goes into "rest & repair mode" as you sleep.  Without thorough and consistent cleansing, your skin can become dull and congested (clogged pores, blemishes, blackheads), while showing premature signs of ageing.  Purple Essentials can help prevent this from happening - let's work together!

The key is to keep it pure & simple. Let's create a nightly, cleansing ritual that not only can you stick to, but is enjoyable at the same time.  It doesn't need to be complicated, with a counter full of expensive products, but it does have to offer some element that you crave ... scent, texture, ease of application ... even if it's the packaging alone that entices you to enjoy the experience. Focus on whatever helps you faithfully embrace your night-time, cleansing routine - helps you make it a healthy habit.  I have a friend who makes listening to a favourite song on her Ipod part of her nightly ritual.  Earphones in, she has her face cleansed and moisturized by the end of one track ... dance moves included.

Pure & Simple Process: 


Remove makeup.



Cleanse nightly & Exfoliate 2 or 3 times per week, depending on your skin type


Tone (following cleanser) optional - if you really find the cleansing routine a challenge and are discouraged by multiple products and steps, you may wish to skip Toner, or do it every 2nd evening. If you enjoy the Toner step, use it again in the AM prior to moisturizing.



Moisturize while skin is still damp, to help lock in moisture. 



For anyone who wants to take that extra step towards fabulous skin, apply a Facial Mask 1 time per week.



BEST PART ... In the morning, just rinse your face with some luke warm water and a wash cloth, apply moisturizer and SPF ... easy!!

 
Helpful Tips:
  •  Choose a gentle skin cleanser, one that will not disturb your natural moisture barrier.
  •  Use finger tips to apply cleanser to face, in upward and circular motion, gently massaging product into skin. This will help to lift the tiny facial hairs and allow product to get deep into pores.
  • Apply moisturizers and serums, from thinnest to thickest formulations.  Applying a thicker formulation first may prevent the thinner products from penetrating deep into the layers of skin, where they best work their magic.
When your head hits the pillow, rest assured that you have taken 
steps to nourish and nurture your skin ... steps that will reward your complexion daily, and for years down the road.




* Remember it takes 21 days to form a habit - stick with it.




Here's what we do best:

Purple Essentials All Natural Essential Eye Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover 

Essential Eye Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover - Formulated with antioxidants and puffiness-soothing botanicals, this oil aids in preventing dark circles, helps smooth away appearance of fine lines, and helps to condition lashes, all while lifting away impurities and removing even the most stubborn eye makeup.

 
Purple Essentials' All Natural Orange & Rosemary Facial Cleanser 

Orange & Rosemary Cleanser - Orange & Rosemary Cleanser thoroughly cleanses the skin to remove surface impurities and make-up without disturbing the delicate moisture and oil balance of the skin.  Contains humectants that actually draw water into the top layer of the skin, leaving your skin with a soft, supple, smooth feeling after cleansing.



Purple Essentials' All Natural Cleansing Grains

Cleansing Grains (exfoliator) -  Gently clears and exfoliates dull, congested pores.  A mild, nourishing blend, suitable for balancing all skin types.


Purple Essentials' All Natural Peppermint Pore Toner

Peppermint Pore Toner (facial balancer) - Gently tones pores. Soothes the skin while hydrating and helping to balance the complexion.  A non-drying blend of alcohol free witch hazel, aloe vera juice, vitamin E, and peppermint.


Purple Essentials' All Natural Rejuvenating Serum
 
Rejuvenating Serum (moisturizer) - Effectively lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while nourishing and plumping the skin. Packed with skin nourishing vitamins and antioxidants, this formula helps to restore, activate and advance your skin's preservation system.


Purple Essentials' All Natural Facial Elixir 

Facial Elixir (moisturizer) - With only a few drops a day, this lightweight, quick-absorbing blend works on all skin types to effectively lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while helping nourish & soothe irritated skin with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich oils (ie rosacea).


Purple Essentials' All Natural Refining Facial Mask 

Refining Face Mask (toning, tightening mask) - Clay and fruit extracts, antioxidant rich, deep cleansing and toning. This product leaves skin feeling soft and renewed. Contains: pink, green, blue and white clays with extracts of apple, cucumber, pineapple, ginger and green tea.




Fresh & Natural and available across North America, Purple Essentials' products are handcrafted onsite in our Qualicum Beach, BC boutique - shop online at our Purple Essentials website.


Live Purple!