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1/29/2013

Numi Pu-erh tea

Pu-erh is an ancient healing tea picked from 500-year-old organic, wild tea trees in the mountains of Yunnan, China, that are said to give forth “chi” or life energy. The first to offer a full range of these remarkable teas in the United States, Numi’s Pu-erh Teas are prized for their health benefits as much as for their rich and delicious flavors.

Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Numi has created the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection ($19.99 - $24.99).  A handsome, sustainable bamboo box holds a premium sampling of Numi’s innovative, artisanal and delicious organic pu-erh teas — the perfect introduction to this innovative line.  A unique gift for the discerning and adventuresome tea lover, the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection includes four bags of each of the popular Numi Pu-erh flavors:  Emperor’s Pu-erh, Chocolate Pu-erh, Cardamom Pu-erh, Ginger Pu-erh, Jasmine Pu-erh and Basil-Mint. 

Unlike traditional teas that are oxidized for an 8-hour period, pu-erh tea leaves are piled, dampened and turned in a unique 60-day fermentation process. This results in pu-erh’s distinctive flavor and legendary health benefits, cited by television’s Dr. Oz in a recent program.  Called the “skinny tea” in Taiwan, pu-erh contains more antioxidants than most green teas.

Numi sources its pu-erh teas from a 500-year-old tea garden planted with trees that have developed intricate root systems reaching far down into the earth. Unlike other tea trees that are frequently replanted, pu-erh’s ancient trees have deep root systems that make them naturally drought resistant and sustainable without need for irrigation. The trees are harvested by local villagers who carefully pick the leaves to ensure that they will continue to grow for generations to come. A picture of sustainability, the pu-erh tea trees, village and nature all harmoniously live together for mutual benefit. 

What better way to indulge a tea-lover this Valentine’s Day?

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4/10/2014

Worker B returns to their roots as beekeepers, adding raw honey to their collection of honeybee inspired products.  A three-person company centered in Minneapolis, MN, Worker B found their start with local beekeepers and community-based farming.

The new Worker B raw honeys are sourced from select beekeepers chosen for their dedication to sustainable relationships with honeybees.  Their honeys are never heated or filtered, preserving all the nutritional and enzymatic virtues of raw honey.  Worker B is offering two individual varieties to start:

The Basswood Blend.  Sourced form the glacial plains of central Minnesota, this variety is primarily from the Basswood tree blossoms, featuring bright flavor notes of mint, grass and thyme.  This is the same raw honey used in Worker B’s skincare formulations.

Basswood blend raw honey

Buckwheat Honey.  A stout varietal honey sourced from Worker B’s friends in Quebec, Canada.  This intense honey showcases robust molasses, chocolate, and malt flavor highlights, exemplifying the savory side of honey.

Buckwheat Raw Honey

“The key to distinct honey varietals is knowing exactly what is happening around a beehive at a specific location and nuances of the harvest season.  The specificity of flavor comes directly from the forage patterns of the honeybee,” said Liesa Helfen, co-owner and founding member of Worker B.  “The goal of the Worker B raw honey collection is to focus on sustainable beekeepers and the locations they collect from, resulting in spectacular flavor profiles of raw honey.”

Worker B ingredients come direct from the hive, forming the base for their Skincare, Candle and Varietal Raw Honey collections.  Worker B performs all aspects of their business from product concept to formulation, from production to fulfillment.  Now in their fourth year, Worker B still maintains a series of their own beehives and continues their hands-on approach to ingredient sourcing that sets them apart from traditional skincare and lifestyle brands.

Worker B products are available at select retailers and online.

Bee Collected. Be Nourished. Worker B. ®

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3/29/2013

Created by tea sommelier James Labe, these refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.

Cantaloupe Tea Daiquiri

Created by tea sommelier James Labe

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Numi Emperor’s Pu-erh Tea

1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh BLUE Vodka

3 ounces frozen cubed cantaloupe

1 ounce coconut milk

Splash of lemon juice

1. Steep tea at 4 times the normal strength for 2 minutes, then remove tea bag and chill liquid for later use.

2. Combine and blend ingredients in blender, adding a splash of lemon for each serving.

3. Serve on the rocks.

4. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Green Iced Tea

Green Iced Tea

Created by tea sommelier James Labe

1 Numi Decaf Ginger Lemon Tea bag

 3 ounces fresh cucumber juice

 1 1/2 ounces tequila

 Splash of lemon juice

1. Infuse one tea bag in tequila for 30 minutes, then remove bag, squeezing out excess.

2. Combine and stir ingredients.

 3. Serve on the rocks.

 4. Garnish with lime wedge.

About Numi Organic Tea:

Founded in 1999 by brother and sister team Ahmed Rahim (the alchemist) and Reem Rahim (the artist), Numi Organic Tea is a purveyor of premium quality organic and fair trade certified teas and teasans. Numi blends its organic teas with only real herbs, fruits, flowers and spices—not adding “natural” flavorings or perfumes. All Numi products are packaged in recycled-boxes and non-GMO verified biodegradable bags and are available in retail outlets in more than 30 countries worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, UK, Denmark, Australia, Korea, the Netherlands and online. An award-winning social enterprise and founding B-Corporation member, Numi supports community development projects worldwide. To learn more, visit them online and follow Numi on Facebook and Twitter.

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8/26/2013

SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Hand and Body Scrub 

Now you can achieve perfectly smooth skin literally from head to toe with SheaMoisture’s NEW Hand & Body Scrubs.  Each formula is ideal for use on the delicate skin on the hands, and gently and effectively removes dead skin cells, leaving your entire body silky soft.

“Just as you exfoliate the skin on your face, you need to remove the top layer of skin on your hands to reveal the fresh skin underneath,” says Denise Clark, SheaMoisture Director of Education. “Regular exfoliation will keep your hands looking smoother, softer and more youthful, as well as aid in combating dry, flakey skin in the colder months.” 

SheaMoisture’s Hand & Body Scrubs are available in six different flavors:

Olive & Green Tea – With a high content of healing Vitamin E and fatty acids, Olive Butter helps hydrate, repair and heal skin.  Rich in powerful anti-oxidants and vitamins, Green Tea and Avocado protect skin and help regenerate skin cells.

Patchouli & Red Bush – Rich in alpha hydroxyl acid and zinc, Red Bush helps exfoliate and heal skin, while Patchouli’s anti-inflammatory properties calm irritated skin. 

Argan Oil & Raw Shea – Argan Oil hydrates and repairs dry skin thanks to its high content of Vitamin E.  Frankincense & Myrrh offer anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that aid in healing dry, cracked skin. 

Lavender & Wild Orchid – Combining the calming and soothing effects of Lavender with the restorative properties of Orchid Extract, this nourishing scrub also hydrates and heals.

Lemongrass & Ginger – This purifying and uplifting scrub uses Lemongrass to help balance skin and Ginger to relive joint stiffness and muscular pain, and improve circulation.

Coconut & Hibiscus – This nutrient-rich sugar scrub exfoliates and tones with a blend of antioxidant Vitamin E, organic Coconut Oil and sweet Hibiscus Flower.

SheaMoisture’s Hand & Body Scrubs have a suggested retail price of $9.99 and are available at select Target and Walmart locations nationwide.  For more information, please visit SheaMoisture.com.

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7/23/2013

The humid summer months can lead to breakouts and irritated skin, making it an essential time to incorporate balancing products into your skincare regimen. The following botanically-based arsenal from Elemental Herbology works to keep sebum production in check, purify the complexion, calm irritation and provide hydration by incorporating high-performance scientific knowledge, natural ingredients and inspiration from founder Kristy Cimesa’s expertise in the five elements (water, earth, metal, fire, wood) of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Elemental Herbology Cool and Clear Facial CleanserCool & Clear Facial Cleanser, $46

“Cool & Clear helps to cool and soothe the skin by subduing the Fire element. Cooling actives help to take heat out of the skin, making this an ideal cleanser for summertime or for those with inflamed, acnegenic skin.” – Cimesa

Perfect for purifying sensitive and acne-prone skin, this fragrance and SLS-free cleanser is formulated with high-quality botanicals and antioxidants to clear pores, balance oil production and purify congested skin. Lavender and tea tree extracts work to balance oily complexions while green tea cools and calms skin with antioxidants. Aloe vera and bisabolol take the cooling properties to the next level and provide anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and anti-microbial effects.


Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial MaskFacial Detox Purifying Facial Mask, $46

“Facial Detox supports the Metal function, which is responsible for purifying the skin. Facial Detox helps to eliminate toxins through the skin for a clear and balanced complexion.” – Cimesa

Deep clean skin that is prone to blemishes with this clarifying mask that resolves congestion and soothes irritated skin. Formulated with mineral rich organic Amazonian clay, this mask helps to eliminate toxins while exfoliating and softening for a hydrated and glowing complexion. Manuka honey, aloe and calendula provide anti-inflammatory relief while eucalyptus, cedarwood, lavender and rosemary essential oils help to balance sebum production.


Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Facial Moisturizer SPF 12Perfect Balance Facial Moisturiser SPF 12, $74

“Perfect Balance is aligned with the Earth element as the formulation is all about restoring harmony to your complexion. It is an ideal moisturiser for those with combination skin who need help with controlling excessive sebum production but also have dry areas requiring hydration and nourishing.” – Cimesa

This nutrient-rich moisturizer is formulated specifically to balance oil production while also maintaining moisture levels for an overall even and clear complexion. A powerhouse of antioxidants including kakadu plum, green tea, acerola fruit and Vitamins A, C, and E, help to protect skin against environmental damage while algae stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis and repair. Two patents: Liftonin® and Sepitonic™ M3 work to improve skin tone and elasticity while also encouraging skin’s overall radiance.


All Elemental Herbology products are available at www.ElementalHerbologyUS.com.

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5/1/2014

The Healing Kitchen DVD

In celebration of her 25 years in practice, Master Herbalist Andrea Candee, author of Gentle Healing for Baby and Child (Simon & Schuster) created a video of one of her favorite workshops to help you take charge of your family’s wellness naturally. Great-grandmother was wiser than we thought. She was self-reliant, knew how to make use of what was around her and so can you!

• Make the health food store your alternative to the pharmacy with safe, non-toxic remedies.
• Easily understood information to help adults and children get well and stay well. What to do for colds/flu, headaches, insect bites, injuries, inflammation, intestinal issues, and much more.
• Find out how versatile produce can be…onion for sprains and coughs, banana for splinters, garlic for infection, cayenne peppers for first-aid, ginger for nausea, lemon for mucus…and lots more.
• Learn how to develop your Personal First Aid Kit and stock your Herbal Medicine Cabinet.
• Learn how to make poultices, medicinal teas, herbal rubs, compresses and packs, cough syrup with step-by-step guidance for preparation and use.
• Empower your family by engaging them in their wellness and they will have tools for life.

Running time: 78 minutes

Contact Andrea@AndreaCandee.com to order.

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12/19/2011

New eyelight serum from the all natural and organic Scientific Organics line is formulated to combat the signs of aging skin, puffiness and dark under-eyes circles.

This lightweight, super-absorbent, roll-on daily eye serum contains asthaxanthin, the powerful antioxidant known for its high-potency content and grape stem cells to help regenerate epidermal skin.

The product also features Kombucha, a fermented tea which contains a wide range of organic acids, amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin C, and enzymes. Kombucha also hydrates and corrects skin’s pH balance, tightens pores, soothes skin and acts as a natural anti-bacterial agent.

New eyelight serum also contains a soothing mix of green tea, white tea, chamomile, pine bark, brown seaweed, yerba mate, hyaluronic acid and mallow providing immediate hydration and long-term anti-aging benefits to the delicate eye area.

Price: $55. Available in January 2012 at leading spas nationwide and online via www.emerginc.com

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