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 😉

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!!