By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein
We all know that stress is bad for us and we’re well aware that finding ways to relax and pamper ourselves is more than just an indulgence – it’s a health requirement. And yet, we still manage to feel more than a pang of guilt every time we splurge for that massage or spend half our paycheck on those pricey bath salts. Well, this month, guilt be gone! Read on to find out what products will not only take good care of you, but take good care of others as well.
Upper Canada Soap and Candle Makers new Peppermint Foot Therapy
Think pink with Upper Canada Soap and Candle Makers new Peppermint Foot Therapy. You may get to trade in your sandals for more forgiving autumn boots this September, but your feet still deserve to be soothed and softened with this therapeutic mixture of shea butter and essential oils. And though the peppermint will no doubt cool off your tootsies, you’ll feel tingly warm on the inside knowing that a portion of all the proceeds will be donated to the HBC Think Pink Program for breast cancer awareness.
Zorica of Malibu
If only you could capture the essence of your last tropical vacation in a bottle! Well, now you can with Zorica of Malibu, a full line of organic spa and skincare products, perfect for anyone with allergies or sensitive skin. They exclusively use organic and natural ingredients (like seaweed and algae extracts), and all of their bath and body products are scented with 100% pure essential oils. With combined scents like vanilla and grapefruit, or lavender and rose geranium, the Zorica product line balances comfy sweetness with refreshing energy. A proud sponsor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Zorica always donates a percentage of their sales to this charity. But for the month of September, Zorica will donate 30% of sales generated from BN readers.
Noodle & Boo’s Believe Honey Bar
Noodle & Boo, a brand of luxury spa products for sensitive skin, brings you the ‘best soap on earth for your mind, body and soul’ with the Believe Honey Bar. 100% of profits will go to the Raise Your Hand Foundation, a group dedicated to building water purification systems in impoverished villages. Shea butter, honey and an array of vitamins lather up to give your skin a luxurious and moisturizing experience. Gentle enough for little ones and clinically tested and hypoallergenic, this bar of soap will have your skin glowing! For this and other charity-minded spa products, visit www.noodleandboo.com.
Avon Foundation Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Candle
When it comes to charity, Avon truly goes above and beyond. In addition to their continued effort with the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and their work responding quickly to national and international emergencies and in the education and economic empowerment arenas, Avon has made great strides with their Speak Out Against Domestic Violence campaign. With celebrities like Salma Hayek and Reese Witherspoon lending their support, this program has raised much needed money and awareness. Purchase a Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Candle or any number of charity-affiliated Avon products and rest assured that 60-80% (all net proceeds) of the purchase price will be returned to the cause. The 3″ tall candle comes in a reusable frosted glass with a periwinkle blue ribbon and silver plated medallion imprinted “Speak Out”. Visit www.avonfoundation.org or call 800-FOR-AVON to locate a Representative.
Yes to Carrots
Who knew Bugs Bunny had the best-kept beauty secrets? Yes To Carrots™ is a complete family of paraben free skin, spa and hair care products that combine the anti-oxidant power of Beta Carotene from organic fruits and vegetables with the cleansing, purifying and moisturizing properties of 26 minerals harvested from the Dead Sea. Your at-home spa wouldn’t be complete without Feel the C Hand and Nail Spa which exfoliates and moisturizes your hands to a soft and glowing finish.
And the miracle of this unassuming orange vegetable doesn’t stop there. The Yes To Carrots Seed Fund is a non-profit organization that is on a mission to provide under-served communities with the resources to develop and sustain an organic food source and access to healthy nutrition. To get involved in this cause and purchase products, visit www.yes-to-carrots.com.
With these charity-giving spa products, you’ll start the fall season off not only with a pampered soul but with a generous heart too!