Friday, April 7

Hey Qualicum Beach and Parksville, BC Shoppers - Shop Online and Purple Essentials Delivers!!

Qualicum Beach and Parksville online shopping withPurple Essentials and home delivery

Firstly, thanks to all of our new, Vancouver Island clients who have joined the Purple Essentials family!  Since arriving in BC in October, finally opening our Fresh & Natural boutique and holistic studio at 663 Beach Road in Qualicum Beach mid-January, we have been touched by the sense of community and belonging ... we are so proud to call Vancouver Island our home!

Secondly, we want to offer a HUGE thank you to our loyal customers across North America, especially those from the Kingston area where Purple Essentials was born, who patiently waited for us to settle in and begin production again on the west coast - we hope it was worth the wait :)

For those who have not yet discovered our passion that is Purple Essentials, thank you for taking a read ... in a nutshell,

We feel that Mother Nature is brilliant,
offering effective resources for natural solutions
to an array of skin and wellness challenges.

Purple Essentials is dedicated to following her lead ...
We Nurture with Nature.

Our extensive line of aromatherapy based, natural skin care and body care products, are handmade from scratch in small batches, using natural and nourishing ingredients to ensure quality and freshness. They are then hand poured and packaged, giving every attention to detail, in Qualicum Beach, BC - Proudly Canadian.

For those not able to visit our studio in person, our website - - is a full e-commerce store with ssl certificate protection - shop online and we will ship it directly to you!  Orders over $100 are shipped free anywhere in Canada and the US.

Purple Essentials open at 663 Beach Road - Come Visit

For everyone who can drop by ... what are you waiting for?  Come visit us at 663 Beach Road in beautiful, Qualicum Beach and see what 20 years of experience in the business has taught us.  We think you'll find that the quality of our product and the purity of our ingredients is second to none ... the proof is in the experience :)

 "Well I met these two lovelies today! The shop is beautiful and smells equally incredible! They were very informative and accommodating! Love the little samples you get with purchase! A very smart addition as I'm finding myself loving everything!! About to use my specially blended Patchouli and Ylang Ylang oil in my diffuser! Welcome to Qualicum! I WILL BE BACK!"  Cherie - new client from Oceanside

"Just want to say how thrilled I am with your products. As a man, you don't always think it's important to take care of your skin but I have noticed such a tremendous difference! I have absolutely no skin reactions like I used to with commercial products, and I always feel like the natural oils are working their magic Thank you so much for your presence and your recommendations!John - new client from Qualicum Beach

"The ONLY baby powder I will use. Once I started using Purple Essentials Baby Powder, it's the only one I will use. No talc or corn starch, hard to find products without either of these ingredients on the market. Great consistency. Have reordered over 5 times already. LOVE IT! Worth the price."
Jamie - loyal online client from Beverly Hills, CA

AND, to make your shopping experience even more convenient, Purple Essentials offers both pickup and delivery options for local clients.

Pickup - shop online and checkout with the option to pickup at our studio - we will send you a confirmation email when your package is ready to go ... no extra fee, and you may find the odd promotion to take advantage of that was offered online only.

Delivery - yep, we deliver! Shop online and checkout with the option of delivery and we will deliver your package right to your door!  A small fee applies and it is only valid for Qualicum Beach and Parksville addresses.

Time and again, our customers have remarked on how using Purple Essentials products leaves them feeling like they have done something GOOD for themselves.

... your turn!

Sunday, April 2

3 Steps to Best Beard Care

Grow it with Care ~ Wear it with Pride!

A beard is more than just facial hair, it can be an integral part of a man’s personality - a style statement. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes – short or long... longer, full or sparse, with or without a stash - just search online for “beard style” pictures … who knew?

Whatever it is to you, or your man, the primary goal of Purple Essentials' Skin Care for Men is to nurture and nourish that manly face - help your beard reach its full potential ... we're also really helpful at preventing the look of “neglected human”. 

Don’t Give Up! Many guys who attempt to grow beards may give up prematurely because they didn't appreciate the importance of proper grooming (aka beard care) – don’t let this be you! By neglecting your beard, i.e.“letting it grow and see what happens”, you risk creating awkward/irritating facial hair – course, dry hairs that can end up pointing in all different directions. And when this happens, it can have a tendency to make a beard look thin in areas - patchy, giving the illusion that a guy is unable to grow a full beard. Nurture it from the start and you may be surprised at just how well your beard evolves.

Wow – That’s a Lot of Hair! In a 24 hr cycle, the average male’s approximately 25,000 facial hairs grows about ½ millimeter (especially apparent on weekends ;-) ). With that considerable hair growth, it’s important to possess the know-how to best care for and groom, your beard or stache - from peach fuzz thru to rebellious bristles. Not to mention, facial hair is a natural habitat for all kinds of dirt and bacteria which can often result in unpleasant & embarrassing odours – we can help with that too!

You’re Convinced – Now What? When it comes to beard care, there's a fine line between smooth/effortless and unkempt/wild. And, despite what you might imagine, the distinction between the two isn't solely based on the amount of facial fuzz you can grow. Equally important is both the type and quality of products you use, and the maintenance routine you commit to.  For the best results, don’t be cheap or lazy – go all in!

The 3 Essential Steps to a Well-Kept Beard & the Best Products to Help Get It

1.  Start With A Clean Beard:

While in the shower, shampoo your beard – pure and simple, give it a good wash! Remember to rinse well, get out all the suds and grime.  At least once a week you should use an exfoliating wash to nurture the skin beneath your beard – give it some TLC, cleanse and rejuvenate this forgotten skin. Giving this part of your face some attention, exfoliating, will both remove dirt and impurities that clog pores, helping prevent breakouts, and release dead skin cells a.k.a. “beard-ruff (beard dandruff - more common than you may think)

Purple Essentials' Cleansing Grains

  1.b  Keep it Clean Throughout the Day: 
Between washes, your beard is constantly subjected to the elements - food, drink, wind ... cold sniffles. The associated bacteria and germs are always looking for a cozy spot to nest, especially around the nose and mouth - right where you have been grooming your masterpiece. To keep your beard fresh, clean and smelling great all day, Purple Essentials is excited to introduce the first of two, new face care products for men – All Natural Beard Refresher

Purple Essentials' NEW All Natural Beard Refresher - Tabula Rasa
Shake well and apply a light mist to your face & neck area as needed throughout the day. Massage it in for complete coverage. The result - an instantly refreshing and deodorizing effect ... Tabula Rasa - "A Clean Slate".

  2. Trimming: 

A very important step in maintaining a tamed beard ... keep it neat and tidy. Not all hairs grow at the same length, or in the same direction, so keep the scissors and clipper handy. It’s ideal to trim after a shower and when your beard is fully dry, but before you apply any oils - your hairs are hydrated and clean ... easier to cut. Use the clippers to trim shorter on neck and checks, fading to longer chin hair. Grab the scissors to attack any stragglers.

  3. Hydrate & Condition: 
To keep your beard looking the best it can, you will want to invest in a good quality beard oil. Used daily it will not only condition, soften and protect your facial hair, but it will also hydrate the skin beneath, reducing itchiness and irritation ... bye-bye “beardruff”.  

The best time to apply a beard oil is after you wash, while your beard is still a bit damp. Normally a few drops will do - use your fingers to work the oil through your facial hair and into the skin beneath. Finding the right oil is the key to balancing the health of both your beard and the you beneath!

Purple Essentials' NEW All Natural Beard Oil - Pacific Blend
Introducing Purple Essentials' second new product for men's face care, one that we know is going to completely elevate and amplify your overall wellbeing ... All Natural Beard Oil - Pacific Blend. We believe this premium beard oil is the highest quality, all natural blend of nourishing plant oils and pure essential oils available to care for your faceDesigned to be very lightweight and quickly absorbing, our Pacific Blend Beard Oil will keep your beard looking healthy and feeling extremely touchable, while nourishing and nurturing the skin beneath.

What makes it so healthy and effective? The ingredients list we have formulated for this product reads like an all-star list of skincare agents. A few of the highlights:
  • Black Cummin Seed Oil - is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is known to be very effective at reducing and alleviating skin conditions like acne and psoriasis 
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil - fend off free radicals, keeping skin ageing at bay, and has natural properties which include protection against sun damage
  • Organic Jojoba Oil - helps firm, tighten and moisturize skin, with long-lasting effects.
  • Evening Primrose Oil - helps to soften skin, while acting as a hair follicle strengthener.

Of the proprietary blend of 8 pure essential oils found in our beard oil, several stand out for their properties beneficial to both hair and skin, and your wellbeing:
  • Lavender is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and skin inflammation, along with its natural ability to promote strong hair growth while fighting, again, the dreaded "beardruff".
  • Frankincense's mythical list of benefits includes cell rejuvenation, skin and hair conditioner, and hair follicle strengthener.
  • Ho Wood has analgesic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties.
  • Cedarwood has a calming effect on the mind and helps minimize skin irritation or itchiness. 
Together, the premium ingredients of Purple Essentials' All Natural Beard Oil work to give both your facial hair and your complexion, a fabulous scent and a ultra-healthy appearance. 

Clean it - Trim it - Hydrate & Condition it 

Pure and Simple - 3 easy steps to a GREAT beard

"This is the greatest beard oil I have ever used - smells great, lasts all day and no itchiness ... this is going to be huge!"
Tim K. - life-long, bearded man and 1st tester of our new products

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