Tuesday, August 21

Successful Women's Expo

We would like to thank everyone who visited our Purple Essentials booth at the 4th Annual Kingston Women's Expo this past weekend.  The event was a soft launch for our company and we could not have been happier with the results!

To those of you who received samples and have already taken the time to provide feedback on our products ... thank you for your kind words!  We hope that you find using our Handcrafted, Fresh & Natural, Aromatherapy based products is a treat for your skin and senses - you certainly deserve it!

Congratulations to the winner of our draw for the Purple Essentials Blissful Bathing Package  ... Judy Douglas!  (she was thrilled when she received the call, telling her of her win).

Remember, September 12th is the official launch date for our new, eCommerce website 

Live Purple!

Saturday, August 18

Follow Us Gift

Purple Essentials is making it easy to communicate with us.  We are eager to share information with you and, in turn, receive your invaluable feedback

To thank you for signing on to one or more of our social media options, Purple Essentials would like to offer you a Free $5 Gift Certificate.

Earning your Free $5 Gift Certificate is a simple and easy, 2-step process ...

Step 1: join at least one of Purple Essentials' current social essentials:
Step 2: send an email to followuspromo@purple-essentials.com including your name and which account you joined.  Once your registration is confirmed, we will email you your unique $5 Gift Certificate code for our website ... it's that simple!

Question: Can this code be combined with other Purple offers?   
Answer:  Absolutely!  Purple Essentials will be running a number of promos this Fall season and this code is as good as a $5 bill. Simply type the code we provide you into the Coupon Code box on our shopping cart page, and your total will be reduced by $5.  If you have received another, different promo code then you may enter it as well.

Question: What if I am already a Purple Essentials follower? Will I qualify for this promo?
Answer:  Absolutely! Skip to Step 2 and follow the instructions to confirm your current registration with one of Purple Essentials' social essentials. We will happily process your free gift ... thank you for following us!

Here are the Free $5 Gift Certificate conditions to note:
  • It is valid for 30 days from the date we email your code to you 
  • Valid for online orders only.
  • Limit 1 Free $5 Gift Certificate per customer.
  • Limit of 1 Free $5 Gift Certificate redemption per online order.
I hope those of you who have been following our progress thus far, have enjoyed witnessing the evolution of our company ... thank you for your support, comments and, especially, your purchases! Things are getting exciting!!

For those just now discovering Purple Essentials ... Welcome!!

Purple Essentials combines the natural science of aromatherapy with pure and simple ingredients from around the world, to offer you fresh and natural products with long lasting benefits. Each one of our personal care products is handcrafted in small batches, using nourishing ingredients and pure essential oils. Our extensive line of natural products has something for everyone ... including a recently released line of premium Baby products.

Please take some time to catch up on previous posts, visit our Facebook page and sign on to our Twitter feed ... I am certain you will have no trouble finding reason to spend your free money :)

Live Purple!

Thursday, August 16

Busy Juggling

Where does the time go to??  I am sure that many of you feel the same way, often, especially through the Summer.

Busy juggling...

Family visiting from BC (quick and left us wanting more) + A tour through beautiful Prince Edward County... which of course, included stops at some fabulous vineyards and wineries. 

And a scrumptious lunch at the marvelous Milford Bistro. (Be sure to make a reservation if you plan to go... they are busy all day long, all week long).  Definitely worth a visit!

Milford Bistro

Preparing for one Son to head off to University (bittersweet).  Which of course would not be complete without a visit to Ikea :)


Working on completion of the New Website and planning it's launch (September 12th!)

Preparing for the upcoming Kingston Women's Expo, which runs this Saturday Aug 18th, 9:30 - 4:30 at the Invista Centre (see below) - Come out and see us!  A great opportunity to browse, sniff and enjoy our Fresh & Natural goodies - while browsing various local businesses that cater to Women.  There will be samplings, demonstrations, silent auction tables, door prizes and fun for all.  *Admission proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Action Kingston.  Hope to see you there!

How has your Summer been going?  
Have you taken any time to "pamper" yourself? 

More soon...

Live Purple!

Thursday, August 9

Summer Peach Firming Mask

Fresh Summer Peaches are mouth-wateringly scrumptious at this time of the year! You can find them at your local farmer's market and in the grocery produce section... sometimes even being sold by the basket on the side of a quaint country road.  Not only are they delicious and good for you, they are also great for your skin!

Peaches contain natural alpha hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin, as well as Vitamin A, C and E, all of which are excellent for helping to strengthen and protect the skin, and aid in natural production of collagen.  
For a "peachy" complexion, you can go straight to the source: PEACHES! 
Applying peaches topically helps your skin to release dead and dull skin cells, while helping to unclog pores, smooth fine lines and revitalize your complexion.

* For the healthiest treat, use organic ingredients where possible.

 Summer Peach Firming Mask


1 Peach (ripe - peeled - pit removed)
1 Egg white


Whip peach and egg white together in a blender or with a fork, until frothy and smooth.
Gently pat mixture over face, using your fingers - avoiding eye area. (Use fresh - discard any unused mask).
Leave on for  20-30 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water, pat dry... follow with moisturizer.

Summer Peach Hydrating Mask


1 Peach (ripe - peeled - pit removed)
2 tbsp Yogurt (Greek/plain)
1 tbsp Oats (ground in coffee grinder)
1 tbsp Honey (warmed)


This is best made in a blender, but if you don't have access to one, you can use a fork to mash up the peach to a pureed consistency, and stir in each ingredient separately.  Apply the mask to your face using your fingertips, avoiding eye area.   
Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then remove it with warm water and pat dry.  (Use fresh and discard any unused mask)

I hope that you get to take some time for YOU and indulge your skin in one of these fresh & natural, Summer face masks while fresh peaches are available.  Your complexion will thank you :)

Live Purple!

Tuesday, August 7

Purple News Update

As I mentioned in my previous post, the Summer seems to be flying by!
August already - how did this happen?

Lots going on around here, time for an update;

New Website - First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to freely admit... we were slightly naive with our ambitious time line predictions. The entire project has become much more detailed and involved than we originally anticipated.  I can say that we are very close to having it complete and ready to launch (85%)  ...  So excited to be able to share it with you all!
Our launch date is set for Sept 12th!  Mark your calenders :)

Currently, working on our "Customer Reviews" Page - If you have experienced a Purple Essentials product that you have enjoyed, we would love to hear from you!  A little word of mouth goes a long way... Please click here to submit your review/testimonial. 

We just received our new promotional materials; brochure cards, posters, 6ft vertical banners and 8 ft horizontal banner for our booth display.  I was holding my breath when we unpacked and opened these freshly printed items, as I was playing the role of "graphic artist" on this project, fully aware that my skills in the "cosmetic kitchen" are far superior to my "artistic eye" ... big sigh of relief!  Everything turned out well and looks great. 

Come out and visit us at the upcoming 4th Annual Kingston Women's Expo (click here for info) on Saturday August 18th.  We will be there with our Fresh + Natural products for you to browse, sniff and enjoy.   Love to see you there!

Live Purple!

Wednesday, August 1

Happy August

As we head into August, many of us will be reminded of how swiftly Summer is passing.

The days are once again becoming shorter - the sun fleeting away earlier in the day.  With only a few weeks remaining to enjoy the truest sense of the season, I have an urge to savour the remainder of this Summer.  How about you? 

Top 3 Summer Quotes:

"Summer afternoon . . . summer afternoon – the two most beautiful words in the English language".
~Henry James

"In summer, the song sings itself".
~William Carlos Williams

"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
~Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Happy August 


Coming soon - Purple News