Blog – The Green Spa & Wellness Center The Green Spa & Wellness Center Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:32:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS DIY: Fourth of July Natural Sugar Scrub Sat, 30 Jun 2018 02:05:53 +0000

It’s time to cheer up your skin with this festive and naturally-colored Fourth of July Cheery Berry Scrub. After using this scrub, your skin is left smooth, glowy, and sweetly scented.


¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries
¼ cup freeze-dried blueberries
1 cup white sugar
¾ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
6 drops doTERRA Cheer®


  1. Place freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries in separate large plastic bags, and crush with a rolling pin.
  2. In three separate bowls, add ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup sugar, and ½ cup sugar.
  3. In bowls with ¼ cup sugar, add crushed freeze-dried strawberries to one and crushed freeze-dried blueberries to the other.
  4. In each bowl, add ¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil, and two drops doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend and stir until combined. If mixture looks too dry or wet, add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  5. In an airtight container, layer the sugar scrub in a red, white, and blue pattern.
  6. To use, take a handful of scrub into hands and rub together until sugar dissolves. Rinse under warm water and pat dry. For added softness, rub hands with doTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion.
doTERRA ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES: Tangerine Paradise Punch Sat, 30 Jun 2018 02:00:52 +0000

Take yourself to an oasis of flavors with this sweet, yet tart, tangerine punch. It’s so delightful, you might find yourself on a beach in paradise.

1 quart lemonade
3 drops Tangerine oil
1 cup orange juice
2 cups tropical frozen fruit


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour juice into pitcher or cup.
doTERRA ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPE: Fruit Flag Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:49:13 +0000

Looking for a festive Independence Day dish? Forget American flag cakes, try this easy Wild Orange yogurt pretzels with fruit, flag! This unique dish is healthier and easier to make. 


2 pints raspberries, washed
2 pints blueberries, washed
2 pounds strawberries, washed
1 bag cherries, washed
24 ounces pretzels
2 cups powdered sugar
4 cups plain Greek yogurt
3 cups vanilla protein powder
4–7 drops Wild Orange oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. Combine the sugar, yogurt, protein powder, and Wild Orange essential oil.
  3. Dip the pretzels into the yogurt mixture one at a time, using chopsticks or tongs.
  4. Arrange the coated pretzels on a wire cooking rack with a baking sheet underneath it.
  5. Turn the oven off and put in the wire rack and baking sheet.
  6. Leave the oven door slightly ajar.
  7. After several hours, when the coating is hardened and set, take the pretzels out of the oven.

     Make sure to fill the stripes with stacked fruit and pretzels, since abundance looks best.
  8. Place the blueberries in the small square dish on the upper left-hand corner of the serve-ware you wish to use.
  9. Fill the space to the right with raspberries, then do a stripe of Wild Orange yogurt pretzels underneath.
  10. Do a stripe of strawberries, another stripe of Wild Orange yogurt pretzels, and top it off with a row of cherries on the bottom.
doTERRA Essential Oil: The Amavi™ Father’s Day Collection Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:29:04 +0000

Have you ever asked your dad (also insert husband, grandpa, uncle, brother, etc.) what their ideal day would look like? Chances are that many men would say that the best day would be one free of to-do lists, deadlines, and rushing around. A day instead spent on quality time with loved ones, and just soaking in the present moment.

Give the men in your life a piece of this perfect day with a doTERRA collection created from this desire to slow down and appreciate life. This new limited-time kit created for men comes with the Amavi™ Touch blend, Onyx Balance Bath Bar, and Amavi™ Aftershave Lotion. The name “Amavi” comes from the Latin saying “Veni, Vidi, Amavi” which translates “I came, I saw, I loved.” The expression itself encapsulates the idea that life is a journey to be experienced, and that joy can be found in even the little things.


This unique blend is made of the essential oils Buddha Wood, Balsam Fir Wood, Black Pepper Fruit, Hinoki, and Patchouli. Budda Wood oil is currently exclusive to the Amavi blend, and is the only way to experience the unique aroma of Buddha Wood from doTERRA. The grounding aroma of Amavi synergistically works with each individual’s chemistry to create an elevated personal fragrance experience. It works behind the scenes to calm, uplift, and refocus your mind. In part because of the Black Pepper content, Amavi Touch can calm your unwanted nerves or anxious feelings.

Beyond the aroma, the combined oils support your largest organ—the skin. The blend is formulated to soothe irritated skin and also support its healthy appearance. The wood oils specifically help to calm and soothe your skin, while the herbs help to promote youthful skin.

Amavi After Shave Lotion

Sometimes your skin needs something more after a shave. The Amavi After Shave Lotion is soothing and calming to your skin. It goes beyond what you’d expect from a typical aftershave to offer intense hydration, and reduce the appearance of blemishes for a smooth complexion. The added bonus here is that it also promotes firmer-looking, youthful skin. It helps to slow down premature signs of aging, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Similar to the Touch blend, the essential oils used in the After Shave Lotion are Buddah Wood oil, Tea Tree oil, Balsam Fir, Peppermint oil, and Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil. The formula is lightweight and non-greasy, and absorbs quickly into the skin. It is ideal for use each morning after shaving and before bed.

Onyx Balance Bath Bar

This raw handmade-looking bath bar is formulated with the ever-popular Balance blend. The Onyx Balance Bath Bar is an African Black soap derived from artisanal, plant derived ingredients with naturally occurring vitamin E. It possesses a unique combination of shea nut butter, coconut oil, and palm kernel oil.

While some bath bars can seem to dry out the skin, thanks to the moisturizing ingredients, the Onyx Bath Bar will moisturize and refresh your whole body for a deep cleansing experience. Outside of the shower, the bar is also perfect to use for that perfect close shave.


doTERRA Essential Oils: Memorial Day Recipes Sun, 27 May 2018 17:02:49 +0000

Grilled Corn

If you are looking for a prefect mix of spicy and citrus for your corn, you are in the right place.


8 ears of corn, grilled
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 ½ teaspoons lemon-pepper
8 drops Lime oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ bunch cilantro
½ cup Cotija cheese
1 lime


  1. Mix butter, lemon-pepper, lime oil, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and brush over grilled corn.
  2. Top with freshly chopped cilantro, Cotija cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime.


Ginger Shrimp and Mango Skewers

These Ginger Shrimp and Mango Skewers are sure to become a tried and true favorite.


1 pound shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined with tails cut off
2 tablespoons olive oil
½–1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Zest of one lemon
2 large cloves garlic
1 drop Ginger oil
3 drops Lemon oil
3 heaping tablespoons fresh, chopped cilantro
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 mangoes


7 ounces full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream
Juice from zested lemon
2 drops Lemon oil
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Place raw shrimp, olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, lemon zest, garlic, essential oils, cilantro, and salt and pepper into a gallon-sized plastic bag and shake mixture until evenly coated. Marinate for 1–24 hours.
    Soak wooden skewers for at least one hour in water before grilling.
  2. Put all of the crema ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
    Note: The crema can be made hours in advance or right before grilling.
  3. Cut mangoes into chunks.
  4. Assemble skewers, alternating shrimp and mango.
  5. On a hot grill, cook the skewers for two to three minutes per side.
    Tip: Only turn skewer over one time to create grill marks.
  6. Put skewers on a serving platter, drizzle with crema, and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.


Patriotic Cupcakes

Natural food-colorants are hard to come by and can sometimes add a funny flavor to your favorite treats. These patriotic cupcakes are dyed with freeze-dried fruit and add a delicious berry flavor to your already-loved cream cheese frosting.

2 ¾ cups cake flour
1 ⅔ cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup butter, softened
4 egg whites, plus 1 whole egg
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1–2 drops Lime oil

Naturally Colored Cream Cheese Icing

1 cup butter, room temperature
16-ounces cream cheese, room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
1 pod vanilla beans, or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 drop Lime oil
¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries
¼ cup freeze-dried blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Put cupcake liners into muffin tins.
  3. Mix dry ingredients on slow speed for two minutes until blended.
  4. Add the soft butter and mix in until evenly crumbly.
  5. Add egg whites one at a time, then add one whole egg, beating well after each addition to begin building the structure of the cake. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with each egg addition.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk milk with vanilla and Lime essential oil. Add to the batter ⅓ cup at a time. Beat one to two minutes after each addition until fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. With an electric mixer, and using the paddle attachment, not the whisk, mix the butter and cream cheese together for about three minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
  9. Add vanilla bean pod or extract and mix. Slowly add powdered sugar. Keep adding until you get desired sweetness and thickness.
  10. Divide frosting into three bowls.
  11. In two separate plastic bags, add freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries. Using a rolling pin, roll on top of freeze-dried fruit until they are small crumbs.
  12. Add crushed freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries into separate bowls and stir to combine.
  13. In the third bowl of plain frosting, add one drop of Lime essential oil and stir to combine.
  14. Add each frosting into a separate pastry bag. If you don’t have pastry bags, you can put it into a plastic baggie and snip the corner of the bag.
  15. Using a pattern of red, white, and then blue, gently pipe a small layer of each frosting onto cupcakes. Once done, you should have a beautiful and tasty patriotic cupcake. For an extra flair, add an American flag toothpick on top.

WHAT ARE THE SKIN & HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGOSTEEN Sun, 01 Apr 2018 14:59:16 +0000 Discovering the new Eminence Organics Mangosteen Lactic Collection can be a delight for the senses: Antioxidant-rich mangosteen infuses the creamy textures with pretty peach tints and a delicious, tangy scent. One hit of the exotic superfruit is a heady experience and there’s no coincidence that this superior key ingredient is called “The Queen Of Fruits.” Prized for its complex flavors and scents, the mangosteen also grants amazing health benefits and protects the skin. Here are all the reasons why you need to know more about this exquisite fruit:


Although it sounds similar to the mango, the mangosteen is not, in fact, related at all. The size of a small apple, the mangosteen is covered in a purple, leathery rind which protects the sweet, white fruit inside. Discovered in South East Asia by 19th century European colonists, the mangosteen won its title of “The Queen Of Fruits” from Queen Victoria. Rumor has it that the Queen heard about this precious fruit, which was a delicious mix of “lychee, peach, strawberry and pineapple flavors” and declared that she would grant a knighthood to anyone who brought her one (National Geographic).


Not only can the mangosteen boast a royal connection, the fruit is also valued for its high antioxidant concentrations. Mangosteen juice is all the rage, and the much-touted health benefits of the fruit stem from  the type of antioxidant found in the fruit, especially in its rind. These antioxidants are categorized as rich and biologically active xanthones (Men’s Health). Recommended in multiple studies – including a study from the University of Illinois – xanthones are a focus for cancer treatment and prevention (Dr. Axe). Xanthones also protect against heart attacks and bolster the immune system. Besides its antioxidant value, mangosteen’s nutritional profile also provides additional health benefits by helping control blood sugar levels and aiding the digestive system.

For the skin, the mangosteen has traditionally been used for a number of conditions, including eczema. The all-important xanthones protect the skin in multiple ways with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. By capturing free radical compounds, they prevent environmental damage to the skin while anti-inflammatory benefits further protect skin cells from destruction. Besides using xanthones to defend the skin, the fruit also promotes microcirculation which improves the appearance of skin vitality and radiance.


Harnessing the benefits of mangosteen, we are proud to launch the Mangosteen Lactic Collection this season. Formulated to address the root causes of dull and tired looking skin, the collection combines the superfruit with our proprietary Lactic Acid Complex. Together, Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing ConcentrateMangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser and our professional use only Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% refine pores, gently exfoliate and treat the skin, unveiling a naturally luminous complexion.

Have you heard about the benefits of mangosteen? Let us know the comments below or tell us on social media

This post was written by  Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

SKIN FITNESS: STRONG & HEALTHY SKIN FOR SPRING Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:39:55 +0000 Spring is a time of renewal. As winter fades, there’s no better time to rethink your skin care routine and enhance your skin’s health. Getting your skin into its best shape for the months ahead should be priority number one. Improve your skin’s fitness with our spring essentials, chosen by Eminence Organics experts to energize and revitalize your complexion.


Bring dull, dehydrated skin back to life with Eminence Organics Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™. Infused with nutrient-rich microgreensand hydrating stone crop, this powder-to-foam exfoliant targets the drying effects of pollution on the skin. Its light, fizzing action deep cleans poresand removes impurities, revealing a bright and youthful looking complexion.


Still feeling sluggish? Re-energize your complexion with Eminence Organics Lime Stimulating Masque. Like your favorite workout, this spicy treatment brings the heat. Key ingredients like nettle and paprika improve your skin’s fitness by stimulating its surface, giving it a rosy, healthy looking glow.


Give your skin’s health an additional boost with Eminence Organics Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. Packed with Vitamin C from lemon and grapefruit, Vitamin E from avocado and antioxidants from leafy greens, this powerful serum protects the skin’s appearance and improves the visible signs of aging.

Discover our custom selection of spring skin care products and experience them at an Eminence Organics partner spa near you.

How do you keep your skin in its best shape? We’d love to hear which Eminence Organics products enhance your skin’s health. Share your product picks with us in the comments below and join the conversation

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

DOTERRA RECIPES: BLACKBERRY LAVENDER CREAM PIES Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:53:07 +0000 Lavender’s aromatic flavor blends well blackberries, which are naturally floral in taste to begin with. This recipe focuses on that flavor combination, but if you want to add some citrus flavor to this floral dessert (another great combination) try adding a few drops of Lemon oil to the cream filling.

Doubled pie dough recipe of your choosing
1 egg, beaten for wash

Berry Filling
1 pound blackberries
⅓ cup raw sugar (or honey, if preferred)
4 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cream Filling
4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
⅓ cup raw sugar (or honey, if preferred)
1 large egg yolk
2–3 drops Lavender oil


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add blackberries, ⅓ cup raw sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring often to avoid scorching.
  2. In a jar or cup, mix together ¼ cup cold water and the cornstarch. As the berry mixture begins to simmer, slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture in.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking the mixture, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. The berries should begin to break down, the mixed-in cornstarch turn clear, and the mixture as a whole begin to gel.
  4. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, ⅓ cup raw sugar, and egg yolk in a medium bowl. If using raw sugar, you may need to allow 5–10 minutes for sugar to dissolve, and then stir again.
  5. Add two drops of Lavender oil to the cream cheese mixture and stir. Add more to taste.
  6. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  7. Roll out pie dough and cut with biscuit or cookie cutters in desired shapes.
  8. Cut slits in half of the dough slices for a vent. These will be the lids of the hand pies.
  9. Spoon equal parts cream cheese and blackberry mixture onto the center of half of the cutout dough. Top with lids and crimp edges with a fork.
  10. Brush beaten egg lightly over the tops of the pies. If desired, sprinkle lightly with raw sugar for a rustic look.
  11. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until crust starts to golden.

Tip: For a dairy-free recipe, omit the cream filling all together, doubling the blackberry half of the recipe and stirring the Lavender oil directly into the berry mixture once it has been removed from the stovetop.


This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

3 EMINENCE ORGANICS SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR ITCHY, DRY SKIN Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:49:33 +0000 Winter weather can take a toll on your body, leaving you with itchy, dry skin. When the temperature drops, the cold strips your skin of the essential moisture it needs to stay supple throughout the season. If flaky skin is cramping your style, smooth things over day-to-night with these Eminence Organics solutions.

Eminence Organics Coconut Sugar Scrub


Exfoliate dry skin with Eminence Organics Coconut Sugar Scrub. Raw sugar cane granules buff your skin to perfection, while virgin coconut oildeeply hydrates and prevents damage caused by drying. Along with Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub and Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub, Coconut Sugar Scrub and full-body exfoliation is the first step to soothing your itchy, dry skin.


After removing that rough layer of dead skin cells, give your newly polished skin a subtle sparkle with Eminence Organics Blueberry Shimmer Body Lotion. Formulated with antioxidant-rich blueberry juice, this body lotion helps soothe by sinking moisture into the skin with rich shea butter.

Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream


To combat itchy skin at night, smooth on Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream. This ultra-rich body lotion locks in moisture to reveal firm, velvety looking skin by morning. Lightly fragranced with monoi – a Tahitian oil that also replenishes and firms the skin – this body cream helps alleviate itchiness due to dry skin.

Find Eminence Organics body moisturizers and sugar scrubs – now in a convenient new package design – at an authorized spa near you.

Which Eminence Organics sugar scrub is your favorite – Coconut, Blueberry Soy or Cranberry Pomegranate? We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts in the comments and join us on Social Media

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:43:15 +0000 Having trouble thinking of Valentine gifts for him? Fear not! At Eminence Organics we have compiled the perfect Valentine’s gift guide featuring our most popular skin care for men. Whether the man in your life lives at the gym, loves nature, or is sensitive inside and out, he is sure to appreciate these Eminence Organic Skin Care treats.


The gym junkie loves a good sweat and eats clean. Focused on being healthy from the inside out, he’ll want to keep his skin in great shape too with Eminence Organics Stone Crop Gel Wash and Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. The winner of Best Cleanser, Associated Skin Care Professionals’ Skin Deep Readers’ Choice Award 2017, our Stone Crop Gel Wash minimizes the appearance of problem skin and is safe for all skin types. Actor Mark Ruffalo is a fan and ensures the cleanser is on set wherever he films.

For an even deeper scrub, the perfect organic skin care option is our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Part of Channing Tatum’s Eminence facial treatment, this Eminence Organics product is packed with rhubarbto fight the look of wrinkles, and is available with Stone Crop Gel Wash in our Must Have Minis Starter Kit – the perfect size to throw in his gym bag!


Whether hiking, camping or mountain biking, the outdoor adventure seeker is always up for a new excursion. However, too much time in the sun and grime can leave his skin feeling irritated and congested. To help combat overexposure to the elements,  Eminence Organics Bamboo Age Corrective Masque may be your guy’s new secret weapon. Winner of the Men’s Fitness Look Great Grooming Award 2017, this mask packs a powerful punch. Enriched with PhytoCellTec™ Swiss Green Apple Stem Cellsthis potent mask improves the look of elasticity while reducing visible signs of aging and smells incredible.

Perfect after a day outdoors, Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator is an outstanding facial cream for men. This lightweight moisturizer thoroughly hydrates skin without feeling heavy or greasy. Packaged in a convenient tube format, your man can easily pack and use the hydrator on any adventure.


The sensitive guy always has your back. Whether he’s coming up with special ways to make you smile, remembering your favourite snack or just being your shoulder to lean on, he’s ready to listen and offer support. If his skin is just as sensitive as he is, help him create a soothing men’s skin care routine with the Eminence Organics Calm Skin Starter Kit. Including a travel sized cleansermoisturizermask and serum from our award-winning Calm Skin Chamomile line, each product contains chamomile to revitalize, calm and balance the appearance of skin.

To fully prep his skin for maximum benefit, spoil your sensitive guy with an Eminence Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel. Containing lactic and mandelic acid to gently exfoliate, this relaxing  treatment will help soothe dryness, as well as deeply hydrate the skin.


Despite his tough exterior, the beard care expert is a big softie who’s always on the hunt for new tricks to keep his beard looking tidy. Introduce him to Eminence this Valentine’s Day to keep his skin soft under that scruff. Voted Best Facial Exfoliator for Men by Harper’s Bazaar, Eminence Organics Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser is a must have. Containing olive seed to gently polish, this cleanser is the perfect product to prep skin for shaving.

Our “liquid gold” Facial Recovery Oil is a must have for anyone – and fantastic for beard care. One of the most beloved Eminence products, this certified Biodynamic® Facial Recovery Oil is a  multi-purpose superstar. Fighting fine lines and uneven skin tone, it’s also the perfect organic alternative to aftershave and contains tea tree oil to combat ingrown hairs.


For the man who has everything, it can be nearly impossible to find the perfect Valentine’s gift for him. The hard-to-shop-for hubby is always interested in the best of the best, so why not introduce him to two Eminence Organic Skin Care staples? For deep purification and hydration, our Balancing Masque Duo is one of our most versatile Eminence products. Winning a Spa & Wellness Mexico 2016 Product Award2016 Earth Day Beauty Award and an LNE & Spa Most Innovative Product 2016 Award, this split jar contains a Charcoal T-Zone Purifier to draw out oil, dirt and impurities, alongside a Pomelo Cheek Treatment to hydrate and even skin tone.

We also recommend Eminence Organics Citrus Lip Balm to help him combat chapped lips through deep and relieving hydration. The skin on our lips is often the first area to show signs of dehydration with water loss on our lips three to 10 times higher than the rest of our face. With shea butter to moisturize and repair, sunflower seed oil to soothe and regenerate, and peptides to stimulate collagen, a little goes a long way with the powerhouse Citrus Lip Balm.

Looking for more personal recommendations? Visit your closest authorized Eminence Organics spa and chat with a certified esthetician. For more ideas to treat your man, visit our “For Him” page:

Are there any Eminence products you would add to our skin care for men Valentine’s Guide? Share with us in the comments and tell us your picks on social media

This post was written by Jen Wynn from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here