Back to school with Essential Oils

Esther KingWhether you homeschool, send your kids to school or go to school yourself, there are several different essential oils that can help transition from summer back to early mornings and homework.

1. In Tune. Designed to enhance the body’s ability to focus and support healthy thought processes. Whether you are the child, the parent or the teacher (or both!) this blend can help you focus and stay on task. Apply to the bottom of the feet morning and night and whenever needed throughout the day. Can also apply on the neck or rub well into the spine(dilution recommended).

2. Cedarwood. For promoting relaxation. Diffuse then rub into the bottom of the feet or dilute and apply to neck, wrists, neck, etc. This is a wonderfully calming oil and also great if your child is agitated or upset. It’s a wonderful oil to have in your home if you have a child prone to drama or tantrums (and also great for older boys who might not want to smell like a “girly” oil). (more…)

Makeup for Teens

By Stephi Maron
Stephi MaronWe are on a mission to change the way that people think about makeup as we believe makeup is not just for special events, but can be for everyday. We created Carte Blush for our clients who often see us more than 2x a month. Carte Blush is our unlimited monthly membership program valid at all Blushington locations that includes UNLIMITED complimentary makeup applications, faux lashes, airbrushing and brow maintenance services in store at all Blushington locations.

We provide access to the best in curated products founded by women and modern beauty services, in a gorgeous setting. One of our favorite services at Blushington is our makeup class. To celebrate summer, for the entire month of August, Blushington is offering their makeup 101 classes at no charge ($150 value). During the one hour class, (more…)

Fun and Easy July 4 Recipes

By Catherine McCord

Watermelon Pizza

watermelon pizzaPrep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large watermelon
  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • chopped macadamia nuts
  • kiwi slices
  • strawberries, halved
  • blueberries, halved
  • raspberries, halved
  • blackberries, halved
  • pomegranate seeds
  • cherries, halved

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San Fran with the Kids

Lisa NiverBy Lisa Niver

I love to visit San Francisco. When I lived there, I was teaching and going to graduate school and somehow never knew about the Flower Show and the Fortune Cookie Factory. Fortunately, friends of mine showed me the way and I discovered new things on my recent visit.

In Union Square at Macy’s, there is a spring time flower show. The 2018 theme was “Once Upon A Springtime.” My favorite part was to sit in the Princess chair but I was told that in San Francisco, “We do not bother with Princesses, we are all Queens here!” So grab some attitude and enjoy the flower displays all over the store. This event happens at Macy’s New York, Chicago and San Francisco where the stores are “transformed into breathtaking floral scenes with blooms, fantasy flowers and lush plants from around the world. Millions of guests filed in during the two-week exhibition as our stores blossomed with themed events, specialty gardens and more.” The theme of the show was “heroic characters triumphing over competing forces to usher in the beauty of spring.” (more…)

Parents Need to Understand Porn

By Gail Dines
Gail Dines

‘Hardcore’ porn is everywhere.

Surveys and our own experiences show that parents are deeply concerned about the easy access their kids now have to porn via mobile devices.

The statistics paint a dismal picture. A recent U.K. study found that 65 percent of 15- to 16-year-olds had viewed pornography, the vast majority of whom reported seeing it by age 14. This is especially problematic given the findings of another study that found a correlation between early exposure to pornography and an expressed desire to exert power over women. (more…)

Clearing Up Teenage Acne

Beverly Hills Esthetician, Rebecca Palmer shares her secrets on how to help your teen clear up their skin this summer.

Q: My teenager is broken out all over her face and back. Is there anything she can do to clear up for summer?

If the patient is able to be out of the sun for 2 weeks I would recommend a series of chemical peels prior to summer. If they will be in the sun I would recommend a deep pore facial on the face/body including a light glycolic peel with extractions. For body breakouts, I really like to incorporate a body wash that has benzoyl peroxide. (more…)

How to Use Essential Oils

By Elisa Mardagen

How can you use essential oils to help your children recover from colds?

Elisa Mardagen reveals how to help your children recover from colds and relax with essential oils.

Elisa MardagenQ: What oils do you use for your family to relieve colds?
A: The essential oils I use for colds for our whole family are Eucalyptus for it’s decongestant properties as well as Peppermint. I also use Frankincense to help ease any coughing. I like to make a chest rub with these oils so I use coconut oil (solid, not fractionated) as the base. I add in the oils and stir it together. Then I rub it on the chest, back and feet as needed. I will also diffuse these same oils beside the bed at night for some added support. (more…)

Family Vacation Anxiety

Can everything really go smoothly on a family vacation?

By Shirin Yadegar

Shirin YadegarDo you get anxiety when thinking of your next family vacation. Family vacations require hours of thoughtful planning so everyone involved is happy.

Is that realistic when you have teenagers and kindergarteners?
Yes, it is.

Over spring break we planned an incredible two week vacation for our immediate family which includes my husband and I and our 14, 12, 8 and 6 year old plus my nearly 80 year old father-in-law. (more…)