Cracking the Coconut Oil Code – How Coconut Oil Can Be Used in Your Spa

Coconut oil is a tropical, all natural product that can be incorporated into pretty much any beauty service. It’s naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and it smells really good! It is great to use in body scrubs and as a body moisturizer. It can be added to essential oils and sea salt to create personalized scrubs to use in your unique spa treatments! Used in hair services will create a deeply conditioning hair treatment as well.

Many Uses for Coconut Oil:

  • Body Scrubs
  • Moisturizer
  • After Sun Care
  • Soften Cuticle
  • Facials
  • Make up Remover
  • Lip Exfoliator and Lip Balm
  • Under Eye Bags and Lines
  • Dry, Frizzy Hair Treatment
  • Leave-in Conditioner
  • Massages

…and the list goes on and on!

Coconut oil delivers many benefits for the skin, hair and nails, whether it is used alone or with other products and the tropical smell is perfect for this time of year!

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Burn Baby Burn—Tips For Massage Therapist To Avoid Burnout

Every massage therapist I know, myself included, has experienced massage burnout on some level. Whether taking too many clients during the day/week or just not ever taking time off for themselves. I know therapists who pushed and pushed to the point where not only did they suffer the physical stresses of burnout, but they fell out of love with performing massage in any capacity.

We all learned about self care in school, are you practicing? How often do you take time for yourself?
Are you utilizing any “helper” tools during your massages to help with any soreness you may be experiencing?

In order to give our best work, we must be in our best condition!

Here are some self care tools and helper tools to aid in combating massage hangovers:

Thera Cane
Tiger Tail Self-Massage Tool / 22″ by Tiger Tail
The Orbi Self Massage Tool by Orbi
Index Knobber II
Thumb Saver Trigger Point Massage Therapy Tool
Thumbsaver Small Female Red
Thumbsaver Large Male Blue
Bongers Set of 2
Thumper Mini Pro

Here are some very easy self care tips to remember as you go about your day to day:

*Be mindful of your body mechanics at all times. You may not feel the stress during the massage but your body will and at some point, if you keep pushing…it will let you know!
* TAKE BREAKS!!! always try to schedule enough time between clients to recharge, have a snack, take a quick walk
*Receive regular massage…this is very important!!!
*Stretch. If you aren’t already doing some form of stretching, it’s time to start. Here are a few videos to get you started…

Remember, we are role models for our clients and must learn to take our own advice!

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Light Therapy = Endless Profit

One of the biggest trends in the beauty industry right now is light therapy. It’s great because it works! It is safe and effective for all skin types and has absolutely no downtime.

Light therapy is most effective when used in sessions, and then maintenance sessions are recommended, based on what a client’s goals and conditions are. With immediate ongoing results, clients will be happy to purchase packages.

Tabletop Multiwave LED Light Therapy – LED Treatments in 7 Wavelengths
Photon dynamic technology (uses active cold lights) that helps in producing collagen protein, anti-aging, acne removal, skin repairs and much more. 218 bright LED lights, 100mw each.

7 LED Colors / Treatment:

Red: helps in anti-aging treatment /skin tightening/wrinkle removal/fine lines lifting/toning/ improve metabolism/increase collagen

Blue: treats acne /oily pores/promotes protein and compounding in bones

Purple: Combination of RED & BLUE light for treating acne scars.Combines benefits of both red and blue light

Yellow: Energizes skin cells/cures skin imperfections/enhances immunity

Green: Skin neutralization/balancing/calming/eliminating edema

Orange: Accelerates metabolism

White: Penetrates deep into the skin to improve fine lines & flabby skin

Whether performed as a quick add service or purchased in packages, the profit is countless.

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Purge Your Pores

Do you have a client with troubled skin? If they desperately need to be rid of impurities, you can help! I like to think of it as “Pore Rehab!”


What is pore rehab?

Bioelements to the rescue!

It is an at-home treatment, to drastically improve your client’s skin between appointments. Apply Bioelements Kerafole facial mask every day for one week. This intensive treatment plan will sweep away dulling cells, uncovering fresh, revitalized skin.

When used for 7 days straight (no skipping), skin will experience a complete “purge” of its impurities and emerge looking clearer, smoother and brighter.

Once pore rehab is completed, simply use 2 times a week, results will last 6 months!

What does it do?

Reveals a new radiance with this 10-minute, tingling face mask. Skin will appear brighter and feel smoother. Impurities gone. Pores improved. Skin revitalized!

Also available in a smaller 2.5 oz size!

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Beautiful with Coconut Oil – 15 Uses for Coconut Oil in Your Spa!

We all know coconut oil is one of the most beloved and versatile carrier oils available, and is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient for skin care products. But why do we love coconut oil so much? Fall in love with coconut oil all over again reading these 15 uses for this nectar of the earth:


15 Uses for Coconut Oil in Your Spa
1. Cuticle Oil — Softens cuticles while soothing hangnails. Instead of expensive cuticle oil blends, apply coconut oil after your manicures.
2. Eye Makeup Remover — Use it to remove makeup, even waterproof mascara. Rather than using chemical-laden removers on your clients, try rubbing their lashes with a bit of coconut oil!
3. Deep Conditioner – Amazing conditioning treatment. Offer your clients a pre-shampoo hair repair mask prior to their cut/style.
4. Sunscreen (SPF) — This might be hard to believe, but coconut oil has an SPF of 4-6. Due to its antioxidant and moisturizing properties, coconut oil protects the skin when exposed to UV rays. Offer your clients protection products boasting coconut oil as an ingredient.
5. Body Scrub — Take your body scrubs to the next level by whipping up personalized body scrubs – coconut oil, mixed with salt or sugar, scented with essential oils….perfect!
6. Lip balm — Hydrating on dry or cracked lips. Add the finishing touch to your facials by moisturizing your clients’ lips, too!
7. Foot/Heel softener — Apply to feet during a pedicure, wrap in plastic wrap and apply heat. Softer skin, happy client!
8. Facial Cleanser — Try going all-natural by cleansing with oil. Coconut oil is a favorite for this method.
9. Body Butter – Give your body scrub clients the perfect finishing touch by whipping coconut oil into a butter. Use complementary essential oils to perfectly scent it, too!
10. Aftershave — Men can use coconut oil on their face after shaving to soothe and calm the skin. Also, incredible on legs and the bikini area.
11. Massage Oil — Coconut Oil has a terrific glide to it. Warm some coconut oil until it is liquid and give your client the relaxing massage they have been looking forward to!
12. Elbows — Even if your clients come in for a facial, give them a (moisture) boost for their elbows, too!
13. Stretch Mark Oil — For all your clients who are mommies or mommies-to-be, keep some coconut oil on hand to apply to any stretch marks they have. Keep some more on hand to sell to them to use at home, too!
14. Fades Age Spots Apply to clients’ age spots, and instruct them on continuing treatment at home to see the best results!
15. Hair Dye Assistance — Coconut oil makes an excellent barrier to protect the skin from dripping dye during the coloring process.

Well there you have it, some of my favorite used for this amazing Oil. What is your favorite use for it?

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Rice For Hair And Skin Beauty!

Rice Bran Oil is becoming more and more popular in the skin and hair care industry. Use of Rice Bran Oil originated in Japan and today the highest compliment a Japanese woman can receive is “nika bijin” which means “a rice bran beauty”. Japanese woman have used it for centuries to help smooth out wrinkles as well as provide a slight amount of sunscreen protection. So why not start taking some of their secrets and use it on your clients?

Oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, Rice Bran Oil is considered to be hypoallergenic. It protects collagen and elastin which plays a large part in maintaining the suppleness of your skin. Just like our skin, our hair can be damaged by ultraviolet rays. The sun’s rays can oxidize hair and cause dryness and color damage. The oryzanol in rice bran oil blocks ultraviolet rays and protects it from free radicals. Another major part of rice bran oil is the high amount of Vitamen E. It can help seal dry ends and prevent hair loss from breakage.

This oil is perfect for any service you offer at your spa or salon. It is a great oil to use for massages, post facials or hair treatments. Because of its small molecule structure it is faster and easier penetration without the oil being greasy. Here at Pure Spa Direct we have both Rice Bran Oil and Rice Bran Powder for you to use as a massage lotion, direct facial or hair treatments or to include in your own homemade creams, lotions or other beauty concoctions. The cosmetic companies are starting to include this oil in their products, so why not include it in your services?

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Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque, Perfect for Fall!

Antioxidants protect the skin by reducing free radical production.

Top 5 Benefits of Antioxidants in Skin Care

  • Anti-inflammation
  • Skin firming
  • Reduced appearance of wrinkles
  • Scar treatment
  • Repair of sun damage

Enzyme peels can loosen and remove dead skin cells, promote younger cells, diminish scars, stretch marks, age spots, fine lines, and discoloration. Natural enzymes can also penetrate the skin to help cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture.

Paraben and preservative-free, this spicy, detoxifying masque contains a powerful pumpkin enzyme to digest dead surface cells, stimulating cellular turnover and improving skin9s tone and texture. Pumpkin is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, as well as zinc, a mineral that aids in the healing process, which work synergistically to rebuild the elasticity of the skin. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging.

Benefits:
White, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging.

Usage:
Apply to clean skin and allow it to remain for 3 to 10 minutes, depending on skin sensitivity. Rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with toner, serum, moisturizer and sunscreen. Use once or twice weekly in the absence of irritation.

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Carbomer, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green And White Tea) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Red Tea) Leaf Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Fragrance (Parfum).

Suggested Retail Price: $78.00

June Jacobs Spa Collection does not include the following ingredients:
Preservatives:
Preservatives are a class of ingredients used to protect a product from bacteria, yeast and mold. Commonly used preservatives are ingredients such as Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin.

Parabens:
Parabens are a specific type of preservative that protect food and cosmetics against microbial contaminants, specifically yeast and mold. Recent studies show that parabens may cause cancer and cause allergic reactions/skin rashes.

While we make the claim that our formulations are “paraben and preservative free”, they are not left unprotected against microbial attack. The formulators at June Jacobs Spa Collection have researched several new multi-functional ingredients that exhibit broad spectrum anti-microbial ability.

Synthetic Dyes:
Synthetic colors are used in skin care products to make them have color. They are known to cause allergy, skin and problems.

Fragrance:
Fragrances are a class of aromatic compounds that provide an aroma or scent. Synthetic fragrances often contain solvents that are known to cause allergies and skin irritations.

Petrochemicals:
Petrochemicals are ingredients derived from petroleum. All petrochemicals are synthetic although not all synthetic chemicals are petroleum derived.

Sulfates:
Sulfates are salts of Sulfuric Acid. The most commonly referred to ingredient in this class is Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). SLES has been shown to cause irritation, allergies and contact dermatitis.

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NEW! All-In-One Intensive Winter Hand Treatment by Satin Smooth

Winter takes a bite out of moisture, no matter how thick your gloves are! That’s why I am in love with these Moisturizing Treatment Gloves that are generously packed with of intensive lotion good for an restorative 20-minute hand treatment. Just one 20 minute treatment helps soothe rough, dry, chapped hands with shea butter, marine collagen, vitamin E, ginseng and rose flower extract. Clients will be impressed with noticeable improvement in moisture and youthfulness to dry hands.
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An all-in-one moisturizing treatment for hands and feet that provide maximum moisture and softness. Convenient, easy to use and no mess. An easy, affordable add-on service to any facial, manicure or pedicure. Salon cost is only $3.49 each. All 24 hand treatments come in an attractive display and can be retailed for a suggested price of $7.00 .

Also available in a foot treatment! A great way to add an intensive 20-minute treatment to services. Moisturizes and helps soften cracked, dry skin with shea butter, peppermint, almond oil and vitamin E.

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One Size Fits All Pedi Slippers… SERIOUSLY!!!

Don’t you wish that things REALLY were one size fits all? It would reduce spa/salon stock costs, minimize storage needs, simplify ordering.

Ahhh, just a pipe dream I guess… NOT! DL Pro has some amazing Adjustable Non-Slip Disposable Pedi Slippers that have detachable pre-scored sections. They can fit the big clod hopper man feet like I have or the mini feet of a tiny teen girl. Sweet for the feet!

They are under $0.60 a pair, they have a non-slip top AND bottom, and they are a neutral uni-sex two-tone color. The perfect product? They just might be!

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A Pop of Glam- Pretty AND Pink

I’m all about the little details! I am simply OBSESSED with these new mirrors by Trucase!

Pink Mirror LED Light Glass


It’s perfect to add to a makeup station or any treatment room!

Details:

  • Crafted of durable, high quality, easy to clean
  • Pink PC body and detachable oval glass base for tabletop setups
  • Two built-in hooks on the back for wall mounted setups
  • Twelve dimmable LED light
  • Hollywood vanity layout provides perfect brightness for makeup application
  • Front mounted power outlets for charges and beauty accessories

Dimensions:

  • Mirror frame dimension: 19.5″ x 2.25″ x 26″
  • Overall dimension: 20″ x 8″ x 26.75″
Also Available in Silver and Black!

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