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Benefits of using a Sugar Scrub

Crystal Love Sugar Scrub

Benefits of using a Sugar Scrub Take a second to think about all the products you have used in your shower over the years. There have likely been items such as fragrant hair products, silky body washes, and even foamy shaving cream. But have you ever incorporated a fabulous sugar scrub into your weekly repertoire? A regular sugar scrub is an absolute must for silky smooth, luminous skin. Our face is not the only place that can benefit from regular exfoliation Sugar scrubs are more than a sumptuous treat for the skin and can actually improve the health of your skin. As we age, our skin cell’s turnover rate slows down causing it to look dull and feel slightly rough. A sugar scrub is a…

Crystals

crystals at crystal hills organics

One of my true passions is learning about traditional remedies and natural alternatives that complement modern medicine and approaches. I love reading about ancient methods and discovering what past healers may have used. I have read about, studied, and tried crystal therapy, Reiki, herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, medical qi-gong, and many more. My objective has always been to experience and maintain harmony, vitality, and optimum health. Gathering information about crystals has definitely been one of my favourites. Discovering their unique properties, as well as uncovering secrets about their healing and spiritual capabilities, is an ongoing pursuit. Since ancient times, crystals have been prized for their beauty, to symbolize power and for their healing capabilities. These days, it seems that more and more of humanity is rediscovering their special qualities to help restore…

The Rose in Crystal Love

  One of my favourite scents is that of the rose. To me, its scent is intoxicating and alluring. Just conjuring the image of a rose in my mind leads way to thoughts of romance, love, freshness, and exquisite beauty. I knew I had to formulate a product line that featured the aromatic virtues of the beautiful rose. Crystal Love is a feminine scent that signifies the very essence of romantic love. Sixty thousand petals are needed to make one ounce of Rose Absolute. This pure, opulent essential oil goes into each product in the Crystal Love line. The essential oil of rose helps one to express their femininity and passion. The enchanting scent also stimulates desire and can inspire confidence of a sensuous nature. This essential oil is also…

Infuse your life with Crystal Harmony

Crystal Harmony

Infuse your life with the energy of Crystal Harmony Indulge yourself while you restore your inner peace, serenity and happiness with Crystal Harmony. The special combination of healing herbs, plant oils, pure essential oils and green quartz crystals are packed full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Crystal Harmony Body Serum offers a fresh aromatic mixture of rejuvenating oils designed to lightly scent and smooth the skin. The notes of sweet orange, ylang ylang and vanilla blend harmoniously to nurture your body and spirit. Green aventurine quartz helps to bring your entire being into a state of energetic harmony and wholeness. It is known to inspire creativity and imagination and assists with attracting prosperity and success as it helps us to realize that we co-create our reality….

The Secret Love Potion

Love potion at Crystal Hills

Crystal Love Body Serum . . . the secret love potion. So, what is so special about this body serum that makes it so popular? Crystal Love is a special creation that was formulated with the sole purpose of love in mind: feeling love, finding love, elevating love, and even seeing the love around us. This sensual scent was created with pure essential oils that are conducive to romance, love, and passion, with many having aphrodisiac properties. The word aphrodisiac comes from the Greek word pertaining to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Aphrodisiacs stimulate desire, increase your arousal, and help to enhance intimacy. Crystal Love captivates our senses and promotes sensuality in women. The Crystal Love Body Serum unites organic rosehip oil, organic apricot…

Allantoin

allantoin

Allantoin is an ingredient useful in products such as cosmetics, toothpastes, shampoos, lipsticks, lotions, and pharmaceuticals. In cosmetics its use is mostly as a moisturizer and to assist in removing upper layers of dead skin cells. This leads to smoother skin and provides a soothing effect. History Allantoin is a minor ingredient found in the comfrey plant. The plant and its root have been used in the past to cure ailments related to skin and bone problems (the plant has common names such as boneset, bruise wort, and healing herb, an attestation to its use). Greek doctors used it stop bleeding, in wound healing, and in helping to mend broken bones. Current uses Allantoin can be extracted from the comfrey plant or synthesized. It is…

Lavender

Lavender at Crystal Hills Organics

Lavender is well known as a traditional cottage-garden flowering plant, with its violet buds held high on spikes above the gray-green foliage. This beautiful, fragrant herb has been used since the middle ages for a variety of purposes including culinary, medicinal, and cosmetics. This aromatic herb offers a floral and elegant flavor to baked goods, desserts, salads, soups and a variety of dishes. Flowers can be candied and are sometimes used as decorations on cookies and cake, or infused into sugar to impart a subtle flavor. In the summertime here in Kelowna, the Okanagan Lavender Farm offers delicious scones, jellies, cookies, and more in their cute café. Medicinally, lavender can help soothe nerves and is known to ease mild depression and possess mood-elevating effects. Additionally,…

Crystal Hills Open House

sugar scrubs and body oil, Crystal Hills Organics

Andrea has been talking about her Crystal Hills products in development for a long time. I knew that I would enjoy using her products, and I knew that they would be nice and feminine and fancy, but I had no idea how marvelous they would actually be. On June 3, 2016, Andrea invited me to a Crystal Hills Open House at her laboratory in Kelowna. First of all, it is not just a laboratory: the facility is perched on an idyllic hillside, overlooking her organic vineyard and herb garden, adjacent to a peaceful pond, tennis courts and a sprawling house and pool that looks more like an oasis than anything else. The interior of the lab also surprised me, with glass jars containing crystals, herbs and other organic…

History and Use of Sodium Bicarbonate

bath salts

History and Use of Sodium Bicarbonate Sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda or sodium hydrogen carbonate, is a crystalline solid. Baking soda is not to be confused with baking powder which is a mixture: baking soda is pure. Most of its use is in a fine powder form. Sodium Bicarbonate is one of the ingredients incorporated into Crystal Dreams Bath Salts. In water, sodium bicarbonate forms a mildly alkaline solution. Benefits of alkaline water include helping the body to cleanse efficiently by detoxifying the skin. The detoxification process leads the body to remove wastes and other toxins, which ultimately has a rejuvenating effect on the skin. History Sodium bicarbonate has a rich history, extending thousands of years into our past. Ancient Egyptians used natural…

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