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Mint is easy to grow and has many uses in the kitchen, around the home, and in your self-care. I enjoy using mint in my treatments for its energizing and uplifting qualities, as well as its positive effect on circulation. Mint tea is an excellent way to enjoy the healing properties of this herb.

Mint tea is naturally caffeine-free, yet has an energizing effect. It increases your metabolism, suppresses appetite, and curbs cravings, which makes it a great ally for weight loss. Mint is also naturally sweet, and can help lower blood sugar levels. Drink mint tea after a meal to aid in digestion. It can even soothe an upset stomach.

Did you know mint has anti-inflammatory properties? This means that it can reduce pain caused by inflammation, even when applied topically as a pure essential oil or when you drink it in a tea.

Mint is a keystone herb for increasing our overall immune system health. Drinking mint tea can help ward off colds and flu, and can even improve hay fever and allergy symptoms.

Mint is extremely easy to grow at home and is best in containers because it spreads readily. You can brew mint tea using fresh or dried leaves. If you want to purchase mint tea, look for organic varieties or loose leaf teas made without synthetic flavours or additives. When you brew a cup, be sure to take in the aroma for an instant mood boost!

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Give the gift of self-care with healing products from my Bodacious Boutique!

I have always emphasized locally-made and organically-minded skin and body care products for exceptional self-care at home and at my spa. Powerful herbs and potent essential oils not only give my products enticing scents, they offer incredible benefits to our bodies and well-being.

Here are a few of my favourites for gift-giving, and inviting relaxation and self-love into your home:

Lavender: Let this calming floral scent whisk you away into a field of deep relaxation. Let any feelings of holiday exhaustion melt away as you renew your sense of well-being with lavender essential oil scented products. Reach for Lavender Honey to naturally sweeten your tea, or bring instant relaxation to your space with Lavender Mist.

Echinacea: Boost your immune system and decrease painful inflammation with this keystone healing flower. Wonderful for soothing skin conditions too! Try the Echinacea Lip Balm to soothe chapped lips and dry cuticles. Drink Echinacea Tea to ward off colds and stay healthy during the cold months.

Rose: Enjoy the uplifting effect that rose shares with us. Rose is a natural mood booster that can help ease our low feelings during the short days. Immerse yourself in lavender, rosemary and rose petals from the Goddess Garden in a nourishing bath soak.

Lemongrass: Reduce muscle aches and pains with lemongrass, which also stimulates the senses. On a cool winter’s day, its scent is uplifting, refreshing, and warming. When consumed, lemongrass is a tremendous aid in improving digestion. My Lemongrass Scrub is an easy way to enjoy this scent!

Peppermint: Reach for this natural energy booster when the holiday pace has you running full-tilt. Feeling a bit run off your feet? Reach for a Peppermint Foot Scrub. Refreshing and an instant boost!

Want to know more? I’m here to answer your questions and as always, I’m can help you find the best products or services for you, your friends, and loved ones.

Wishing you a joyous spring & summer!

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I am a lavender lover and I love sharing this powerful herbal! I grow lavender in my garden and use my own dried lavender in the Spa and at home. For my hand, foot and body care treatments, I use Tuscan Farm Gardens organic and natural lavender products like their phenomenal Lavender Body Polish, and Lavender and Neroli Body Oil.

Why I Love Lavender

The soothing aroma of lavender activates deep relaxation and mental calmness. Lavender is an excellent tonic for anxiety and stress. Keep a dried lavender sachet by your pillow or spray diluted lavender essential oil on your pillow to ensure a peaceful sleep. Lavender essential oil has natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which are beneficial for your skin, and diffusing year-round. Dried lavender can be brewed into a comforting and soothing tea. Outside, plant lavender in pots on your deck or patio to repel mosquitoes. You can also apply diluted lavender essential oil on your skin for a natural insect repellent and mood booster.

Lavender calms the mind, eases stress and tension, and when used topically, is a natural antiseptic and anti-fungal. And, because it aids in the formation of scar tissue and the reduction of inflammation, it works quickly to heal wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns.

Integrate lavender into your daily life for stellar self-care!  Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Bath and Body products are available at my Spa. They make wonderful gifts for Mother’s Day too!

Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Collection, available at my Spa

  • Olive Oil Soap: No synthetic fragrances of harmful ingredients, this hand cut soap has a calming effect both to the mind when it is inhaled and to the skin when it is topically applied. It is also known to relieve, insomnia, rashes, and is extremely effective in treating burns.
  • Body & Hand Wash: Enriched with organic infusions of calendula, yarrow, comfrey, aloe vera and the conditioning essential oil of lavender. Relaxing and soothing in bath and shower. For all skin types. No sodium laurel/laureth sulphates and no parabens.
  • Body Lotion: A luxurious lavender body moisturizer rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This lotion softens and hydrates skin with the moisturizing power of avocado oil, grape seed oil, shea butter, beeswax and cocoa butter. For all skin types.
  • Body Polish: Turn your bath or shower into a healthy spa experience. Gently buff away old skin and encourage new cell growth. Exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize all in one step!
  • Body & Room Spray: This true lavender spray cleanses (NOT masks) the air and refreshes the body. Perfect for in the car, at your desk, in the home and especially nice on your pillow to help ease you into slumber.
  • Soothing Organic Balm: Organic and wild-crafted! This is a richly textured balm that quickly soaks into the skin to soothe dry, irritated skin. Excellent as a cuticle cream, for sunburned skin and for dry patches. Enriched with organic herbs to heal and hydrate.
  • Bath & Body Oil: Made with sweet almond oil in its purest form, this lavender oil nourishes and softens dry skin. Soothe the senses while restoring moisture to the skin. It is ideal for bath, after bath or massage.
  • Dolce Vita Bath & Body Oil: Neroli and lavender are both known for their calming qualities and great for relieving stress and tension, as well as promoting a restful sleep. Neroli is an exotic flower with sweet floral notes that mix well with lavender for an intoxicating scent.
  • Lavender & Rooibos Tea:  Cherished for its detoxifying and immune-booster properties, this refreshing herbal drink is caffeine-free. Calming and restorative.
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The gift of self-care

I highly recommend trying the Indian Head Massage after a stressful day or week. I arrived after a stressful day my mind was full of busyness and I felt exhausted, after my Indian Head massage treatment I felt relaxed and revitalized, my mind also felt calm, clear and peaceful, it was like my stress just melted away, I will definitely be back for this treatment.

Cheryl Turner

After many treatments and time with Lisa over the past 25 years, I have come to appreciate her spirit, her warmth, and to trust her and her spa as a safe and inspiring center. Recently Lisa helped me see that a facial was nourishment for the skin and also a relaxing massage treatment for healthy radiant glowing skin.

Margaret Litch

I have been a client of Lisa’s since I was 12 years old. I feel very comfortable at her spa and trust her with my skincare spa services. Being a University student and on a budget I tend to use drug store products on my skin. I decided to invest in Goddess Bliss skincare; it’s been 3 months now. I have noticed many changes and benefits such as my skin feels more balanced, healthy, my dryness has diminished, my skin’s tone is more even I wear less make-up because my skin feels radiant. I now see the value of investing in quality skin care; I am committed to my new regime and love it.  Thank you Lisa for your expertise and creating such an awesome skincare line!

Katie Davidson

Coming to Lisa for the past 8 years is an important part of my self-care, I look forward to seeing Lisa monthly as her waxing is the most gentle I have experienced. This is more than getting a service it’s become a friendship, someone I trust to share on a personal level.  Her passion for personal growth has also inspired me to be part of her Sacred Circles for women.  I’ve enjoyed this aspect of self-discovery and taking it to a deeper level in a safe setting with other likeminded women. I love taking time to awaken and acknowledge my inner Goddess strengths.

Hannah Ruller

Being in my 50’s I noticed my skin starting to sag so it was now or never to get on this. I contacted Lisa ready to take better care of my skin and also make time for just me to receive some nurturing. Within a week after having my facial treatment and using Goddess Bliss skincare, I noticed big changes. It has been almost a year now, my skin lines have softened my tonicity has improved, my skin feels radiant and alive. Regular monthly massage and facial treatments are a big part of my self-care now, I feel fantastic, I am worth it!  Thank you Lisa!

Shari Molchan

I love Lisa's monthly circle so much that it has become an essential part of my life - it is a ritual of sensual experience that encompasses aroma, words, song, meditation, movement, and self-expression. Lisa creates an atmosphere of magical beauty and peace that permeates her home; walking into her space is like stepping into a different dimension that we long for in our everyday lives. The sharing and connectedness amongst the group grows deeper with each circle and I leave feeling renewed and refreshed with a sense of joy and peace that filters into all aspects of my being. It grounds me back to my self and the core of goddess magic that resides within all of us but is forgotten in the daily stresses of living. I'm so grateful that I have this unique and beautiful experience to look forward to every month!

Louise Whyte