Celebrate Earth Day 2012

April is Earth Day month and a good time to note that Aura Cacia has a nice selection of sustainably sourced essential oil products as well as programs in place that support the small farmers and communities that produce our products around the globe. A few recent highlights:

  • Argan OilOur organic argan oil comes from a women’s cooperative in Morocco.
  • A certified Well Earth supplier in Madagascar provides our organic ylang ylang oil.
  • We support small scale farmers of organic patchouli in Indonesia and vetiver in Madagascar.
  • Our sandalwood oil is sustainably produced by our certified Well Earth supplier in Australia.
  • We are helping to fund the digging of 49 water wells in 38 vanilla-growing communities in Madagascar.
  • We set aside 1% of sales of all our organic oils to support farmers and communities that produce our oils. (These funds recently helped to build a school in Ambohimena, Madagascar.)

Aura Cacia invites you to share our mission of caring for the earth and the friends that grow our products. Celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness by taking care of your friends with some natural, earth-friendly home spa gifts.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Vanilla & Sweet Orange Sugar Scrub

Romantic massageGranules of sugar suspended in an apricot oil base gently slough off dead skin, leaving a healthy, glowing sheen.

1 cup raw, unrefined sugar granules
¼ cup sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon Aura Cacia Vanilla Precious Essentials oil (in jojoba oil)
12 drops sweet orange

Directions: Mix ingredients in a bowl. Gently buff over skin in circular motions. Rinse off in shower.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Organic Ylang Ylang Mineral Bath

Here’s a luxurious, body-soothing bath salt. Cleansing grapefruit and calming organic ylang ylang combine to create a balancing soak.

½ cup Epsom salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sea salt
3 drops organic ylang ylang III essential oil
9 drops grapefruit essential oil

Directions: Combine ingredients and add to bathwater.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Romantic massageArgan Facial Hydration Mist

Organic argan oil and toning rose oil make a refreshing facial spray.

1 teaspoon organic argan oil
4 ounces water
24 drops Aura Cacia Rose Otto Precious Essentials oil (in jojoba oil)

Directions: Mix ingredients in a spray mister bottle. Shake contents vigorously, and lightly mist face and neck.

 

 
Free Shipping on Orders over $75
 
National Moment of Chill

JOIN US FOR
THE NATIONAL MOMENT OF CHILL!

Whether through work, home life, or even play, life takes its physical and emotional toll on us. It's time to relax and just chill. Join the movement and pledge to take 15 minutes out of your hectic day for yourself. Massage lavender into your temples to improve awareness and boost yourself to a positive state. Take a walk. Stretch. Diffuse rose absolute oil at your desk and strike your favorite yoga pose. Meditate. Play with your dog. Hug your loved one a minute longer.

The next National Moment of Chill will take place on April 12, 2012. Learn more and find ways to relax.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH

MYRTLE

myrtle essential oilA fresh and foresty, purifying essential oil that you may not be familiar with is myrtle. Distilled from the leaves and twigs of a Mediterranean shrub, myrtle oil is activating and soothing. It encourages energy flow and is a good addition to an after-workout massage application. Myrtle has a camphor-like, sweet, herbal aroma similar to fresh eucalyptus leaves. It blends well with citrus oils and lavender.

Quick Tips for using purifying myrtle essential oil:

• Add 12 drops and ¼ cup baking soda to sanitize and deodorize clothes washer.
• Sprinkle into sinks and garbage disposal.
• Sprinkle on a cloth and wipe down garbage cans and waste baskets.
• Diffuse to clear stale air.
• Apply to paper towel and wipe down door handles.

Soothing Mrytle Massage Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
6 drops myrtle oil
3 drops lavender oil

Mix ingredients. Apply during massage.

Air-Purifying Mrytle & Citrus Mist
4 ounces bottled or distilled water
12 drops myrtle oil
6 drops sweet orange oil
6 drops lemon oil
small spray bottle or atomizer

Place ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake vigorously before spraying room airspace.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Free Gift with your order

APRIL FREE GIVEAWAY

Aura Cacia Pillow Potion Mist FREE with every online order (while supply lasts)! Click here for details. YouTube Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+

 
spacer
join us on Facebook join us on Facebook join us on Facebook YouTube Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+

© 2014 Aura Cacia/Frontier Natural Products Co–op. 3021 78th St., Norway, IA 52318

Links in this e–newsletter/advertisement are time–sensitive and may expire as promotions and information on our web site change.
Offers in this newsletter apply to our retail website and retail customers only.