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Until February 28,  2018, save 15% on the products in my Lovers Corner, except for the Lovers Gift Box.

Hathor Aphrodisia

Sutil Lubricant: Designed for the most sensitive woman. Water-based lubricant with herbal aphrodisiac extracts, soothing plant emollients, and natural anti-bacterial ingredients.

Exotic Love Oil: Warm, sweet, pungent, spicy, aromas infused with pecan oil and extracts of essential oil of ylang ylang, cedar wood, geranium, cinnamon, and ginger to create a luxurious massage oil, bath oil, or to wear as a perfume.

Serum Amrita: With organic Rosa Mosquita Oil and a luxurious blend of exotic oils including Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine Sambac, and Frankincense to nourish your skin and leave you feeling fragrant and fabulous!

Rosa Mosquita Oil:

  • Rich in natural Retin A to help delay the effects of skin aging, assist with cell regeneration and increase collagen and elastin levels.
  • Powerful antioxidants beta-carotene and lycopene to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • High concentration of essential fatty acids and vitamin E.

Use the Serum Amrita for its many benefits:

  • For a firmer, youthful, radiant glow.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • Addresses hyper-pigmentation from UV damage.
  • Helps skin regain natural colour and tone.
  • Helps diminish scars and stretch marks.

Also available in my Lovers Corner, local Fredrich’s Beeswax Tealights, and Tuscan Farm Gardens’ new Rose Geranium Olive Oil Soap and Rose Geranium Whipped Shea Butter!

Rose Geranium Olive Oil Soap: This sweet and rosy smell is known to stimulate the adrenal cortex balancing the nervous system, relieving anxiety. This lovely, soft floral rose geranium smell is also very healing and hydrating to the skin.

Rose Geranium Whipped Shea Butter: Rose Geranium Whipped Shea Butter contains cocoa butter combined with jojoba oil to deeply hydrate and leave the skin soft and supple. Essential oil of rose geranium provides additional nourishing properties while giving a sensuous scent. Excellent face cream. Great for sun exposed skin in the summer and a necessity in winter as it provides the moisture that winter wind and indoor heating take away.

THE LOVERS GIFT BOX
Specifically designed to support and enliven your sensuality, as well as honour your erotic nature as part of your well-being regardless of your relationship status! Includes Exotic Bath & Body Oil, Rose Shea Butter, Natural Lubricant, Rose Sachet, Sensual Bath Soak, and Organic Fair Trade Chocolate. All beautifully packaged in a bodacious box with peacock ribbon! $79.00

 

 

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This holiday season, 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 this holiday:

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 wonderful holiday and winter season!

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Skip the busy malls and crowded parking lots by stepping into a blissful oasis of warmth and relaxation where I am here to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Support Local
Not only are you supporting my local business, most of the products I carry are sourced locally as well. Local lines include Hathor Aphroadisia, Tuscan Farm Gardens and my own Goddess Bliss Skincare line and Essential Oil Blends.

Natural & Organic
I only carry health-promoting, natural skincare and bodycare for you and your loved ones.

Pre-Made Gift Boxes & Packages
I create tried and true product packages that make gift giving easy for every person on your list.

Personal Service & Care
Whether you schedule a Personal Shopping Appointment or drop in on a Shopping Day, I am here to help and celebrate the season with you. Enjoy a warm cup of tea, homemade biscotti and the warmth of the Boutique. I also provide gift packaging free of charge.

Find me at 891 Millstone Avenue (entrance on St. Andrews) and visit without an appointment on my Blissful Shopping Saturdays (November 25, and December 9, 16, 23, 2017 from 11-4). For an appointment, please call 250-754-1113. 

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Regular facials do wonders for your skin, but what you do at home is equally as important!

Here is a basic routine for dry or sensitive skin:
  • Use an emulsifying cleanser for dry or sensitive skin – my Goddess Bliss Moisture Plus Cleansing Milk is a good choice
  • Follow your skin cleansing with a hydrating toner like my Moisture Plus Toner
  • To give your skin an intensive boost, apply a serum to address your specific skin concerns
  • Follow your toner and/or serum with a nourishing moisturizer like my Evening Primrose Crème
  • To support the more sensitive skin around the eyes, apply a soothing moisture-rich formula like my Daily Moisture Eye Crème
  • During the day, applying sunscreen is an important step to protect us from harmful rays

On a weekly basis, your skin will enjoy a moisturizing mask for the best results.

Tips for dry or sensitive skin:
  • Wash face with warm or tepid water, never hot.
  • If flushing or redness is a problem, avoid spicy foods as they may exacerbate this condition.
  • Always use toner after cleansing, as mineral deposits from hard water can irritate and dehydrate skin.
  • When using a mechanical exfoliant, only briefly massage the inner cheeks, near the nose, which can easily be overstimulated.
  • Jojoba oil is highly stable and good for the face, even on individuals who are oil sensitive or prone to acne. It is very similar in composition to human sebum. This enables it to penetrate and emulsify thick, waxy buildup in pores, helping relieve congestion.
  • Invest in a filter for your shower head to further reduce chemical irritants in water.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which have a diuretic effect that causes skin cells to lose fluids and essential minerals.
Take Your Facial Care to the Next Level

Our skin reacts to many things, including the weather. Now that the days are getting cooler, why not give yourself a rejuvenating facial at home? Come in and talk to me for product recommendations!

Finally, remember that each day we have a wonderful opportunity for self-care when we’re standing in front of the bathroom mirror! It’s a natural time for positive affirmations: I am beautiful, I am doing the best that I can, I am thankful that I can take care of myself. Nourish your body and soul!

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The delicate nature of skin around the eyes requires care. Nourish this area with these Goddess Bliss Skincare eye products featuring effective botanical extracts such as aloe vera, arnica, bilberry and burdock among many other beneficial ingredients.

Daily Moisture Eye Crème
Skin Type: Highly Sensitive | Visibly Irritated | Post-Peel | Post-Operative | Dry

A pH balanced, color-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free eye crème formulated for those who are highly sensitive, or for use post-peel or post-operative. Alleviates the appearance of dark circles and fine lines and hydrates the delicate eye area with a blend of vitamin-rich oils. Contains vegan hyaluronic acid; the high concentration of this potent moisture binder offers an excellent environment for the growth of new cells and promotes skin’s ability to repair itself, particularly following laser, peels, surgery or microdermabrasion treatments.

Arnica and vitamin K help reduce the appearance of dark circles. GABA is a natural topical muscle relaxer to reduce the appearance of fine lines in the eye area. Gluconolactone improves texture and appearance of visibly irritated skin

Excellent for use after cosmetic procedures around the eye area to alleviate the appearance of irritation or discoloration. Excellent for those who want to improve the appearance of dark circles. Can be used over serums or aqueous treatment products as needed.

Botanical Eye Contour Gel
Skin Type: All 

This light cooling formula hydrates, gently firms, reduces puffiness and appearance of dark circles while improving the texture of fragile skin around the eyes. A powerful blend of vital nutrients ensures optimum skin condition, texture, and tone.

Excellent eye treatment alternative to Eye Protection Crème for those who prefer a gel texture (for example, oily skinned or acne-prone clients). Astringent cucumber extract soothes and tightens under eye skin; arnica extract helps diminish the appearance of dark circles.

Anything that increases water retention can make eyes puffy; therefore, limit sodium-rich foods. Minimize fluid intake after dinner, especially alcohol. However, make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day. Dehydration causes the body to store water as a defense system and this will add to puffiness around the eyes. Sleep with your head elevated to prevent fluid buildup under the eyes. Keep in refrigerator for an extra soothing, cooling eye treatment!

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My signature Goddess Bliss Skincare moisturizers will nurture your skin without harsh ingredients or damaging chemicals. These products are made in Canada and feature high-quality botanical extracts to support your skin’s unique hydration needs. Unscented options are also available for those sensitive to essential oils.

Advanced Calming Crème Light
Skin Type: Normal | Sensitive

Extracted from chamomile, Azulene is best known for its calming and healing benefits, making this crème ideal for those who experience occasional sensitivity or have normal to rosacea-prone skin. Calming stone root extract, jojoba and avocado oils offer soothing hydration and nourishment to inflamed or sensitive skin. Boswellia serrata extract inhibits 5-lipoxygenase enzyme that leads to inflammation. Antioxidant vitamins A and E aid in the protection of sensitive or fragile skin.

Soy has a beneficial effect on skin through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Soy proteins contain a component called Isoflavones which stimulate collagen production thereby strengthening the skin’s support structure and increasing skin’s thickness and elasticity

Siberian Ginseng smooths out wrinkles by renewing cell structures and tissues that form the surface of the skin. The results are a restored, even skin tone and a reduction in wrinkles and smile lines.

The Advanced Calming Crème Light is an excellent treatment cream for those experiencing hormonal fluctuations due to menopause because of the abundance of water binding botanical extracts moisturize and hydrate skin.

Advanced Calming Crème Azulene
Skin Type: Sensitive | Rosacea-Prone | Dehydrated | Visibly Irritated | Post-Peel | Post-Operative

Formulated for sensitive, irritated and rosacea-prone skin, this gentle light to mid-weight moisturizer contains boswellia serrata extract, which inhibits the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme that leads to inflammation. Azulene helps reduce the appearance of redness while antioxidant vitamins A and E balance and protect the skin’s lipid barrier. Hyaluronic acid ensures that moisture levels remain high, further reducing sensitivity. An excellent calming crème to protect and soothe after skin resurfacing procedures.

Also available in an unscented version for those sensitive to essential oils.

Soy Chamomile Crème
Skin Type: Normal | Dry | Mature

A complexion essential enriched with naturally balancing and protective soy proteins, soothing essential oils and calming botanical extracts. Hydrate and revitalize even the most temperamental skin with this ultra-luxurious super hydrating crème fortified with smoothing skin conditioners from jojoba and cucumber.

Soy has a beneficial effect on skin through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Soy proteins contain a component called Isoflavones which stimulate collagen production thereby strengthening the skin’s support structure and increasing skin’s thickness and elasticity.

Evening Primrose Crème
Skin Type: Dry | Sensitive | Mature | Couperose | Post-Peel | Post-Operative

This creamy formula melts into sensitive, dry skin to form a protective barrier against environmental irritants and restore needed moisture. In a soothing and emollient base of shea butter, vitamin-rich avocado oil and evening primrose oil high in gamma linoleic acid. This formula contains an exclusive blend of phytonutrients that calm and balance thin, sensitive skin.

The shea butter based formula feels silky and smooth on the skin. For best results, warm product in palms before applying. Antioxidant formula makes this crème ideal for sun-damaged skin or for those who live in highly polluted/urban areas. Calming for those clients with ruddy skin or rosacea.

Also available in an unscented version for those sensitive to essential oils.

Rich Avocado Moisturizer
Skin Types: Normal | All | Mature

Rejuvenate with this exceptional crème that provides long-lasting hydration without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Revitalizing Co-Enzyme Q10 reinforces the humectant properties of virgin avocado oil, organic shea butter and organic jojoba oil. Fresh basil, organic rosehip and carrot root extracts make this the perfect choice for all skin types. Rapid absorption allows this silky whipped moisturizer to be applied with confidence under makeup. Skin will feel younger and more vibrant instantly.

Licorice Root Matter Moisturizer
Skin Type: Oily/Combination | Congested | Normal

This soothing crème quickly absorbs into skin and picks up excess oil, leaving a balanced matte finish. Powerful botanical extracts of Bilberry Leaf, Calendula, Chamomile and Lemon enhance equilibrium and clarity. Aloe and Carrot Root Extracts unite to hydrate and moisturize without any greasy residue.

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Package of the season

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