Friday, December 14, 2012

Moisturizing Facial Serum

 















Our facial serum is very moisturizing all of the oils have wonderful  rejuvenating properties.

This serum contains Rose Hips oil, Grape seed oil, Rice Bran oil, Glycerin and Carrot seed oil.

 Rose Hips Seed Oil is very high in Vitamin C which is considered to be beneficial to skin cell regeneration.  Grape seed oil is high in Vitamins, Minerals & Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. It is believed to preserve the natural moisture in aging skin.  Rice bran oil is thought to diminish the effects of aging and slow the formation of wrinkles due to the high concentrations of tocopherol and tocotrienol, two forms of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E.  . Gylcerin is a humectant, it pulls moisture form the air, it also softens skin. Carrot seed oil is thought to have the ability to regenerate mature skin cells and may help promote tone and elasticity to skin. Carrot seed oil has potent antioxidant properties, it has vitamin A and minerals. 

This is one power packed facial serum. It is one of our best selling items. Stop by our website.  http://cupertinosoap.com/page116.html

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Holidays



Well Thanksgiving is done; everyone ate their fill of goodies and went into a food coma. The rest of the week will be filled with leftover turkey sandwiches and the beginning of the shopping frenzy. It seems like it started much earlier this year. Many of the stores started on Thanksgiving Day! I think that is way too early to start, let us enjoy our Thanksgiving first. 

My Thanksgiving was a bit different this year. I usually spend it with my family but they live several hours away and driving on turkey day is exhausting. So this year I cooked a turkey at home for my son and I we had a turkey lunch. And later in the day I got to have dinner at one of my friend’s house, they had a wonderful meal prepared and the company was very nice. After that I went to another friend’s to enjoy dessert and the movie Elf. It was a lovely way to end the day. I went home fat and happy and ready for bed. 

As a tradition in our home we always get the Christmas tree and decorate for the holidays the day after Thanksgiving.  No crazy Black Friday shopping for me! We had a relaxing day sipping on hot cocoa, listening to Christmas music and decorating the tree and the house.  I always enjoy decorating the tree; I have many fond memories of the kids helping me decorate. There are a lot of stories of decorating the tree with the kids.   When my son and godson were little there were a lot of broken ornaments over the years, but there are still many left with fond memories attached. I look forward to those memories each year we decorate the tree. 

Take some time out of the craziness of shopping and daily life to enjoy the holidays, spend some time with family and friends and build fond memories. 

Happy Holidays!
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving - Oyster Walnut Stuffing Recipe

Oyster and Walnut Stuffing




One stick of butter
1 cup of chopped celery
1 cup of chopped onion
1 tin of smoked oysters chopped
¾ cup of chopped walnuts
2 – 3 cups of chicken or turkey broth
16 cups of stale bread or 2 packages of dressing bread cubes
2 cloves of garlic crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup of fresh thyme chopped
¼ cup of fresh parsley chopped

Melt 1 stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and celery then add the parsley and thyme; add the garlic, add salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Add 2 - 3 cups of (start with 2 cups of broth, then add more if needed) turkey or chicken broth and bring to a simmer.   Add 16 cups cubed stale white bread, then pour in the vegetable-broth mixture and toss.
Transfer to a buttered baking dish and dot with butter. Cover and bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees; uncover and bake until golden, 20 more minutes. (Or stuff in your turkey and bake.)

  Serves 8 - 10 and is enough to fill a 12-14 pound turkey

Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Winter is well on it's way and with it comes colds and the flu.

When my son was is the sixth grade he caught the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) then I caught it. My son had a fever of 105 degrees he said he wanted to die he felt so bad. I was pretty miserable myself. We were the first people in our county to get it! We were on quarantine for seven days. I was not prepared, I had no food in the house. Good thing I was on Facebook, I told my friends and one of them had brought food to the house within the hour. What life saver and a blessing my friend was!

For several years after the Swine Flu my son and I had a hard time fighting off the smallest cold and the flu kicked our behinds. Our immune system was very weakened. We just could not fight off the junk.

Then one of my sisters who sells Shaklee products told me about one of their products called NutriFeron. She said she swears by it. I thought hmmm another product making promises that won't live up to the promise. But I was so darn desperate to be healthy again, my son missed a lot of school and it was so difficult for him to get caught up. So I decided to place an order.

I have to say that this product does exactly what is says it will do! I can't imagine going without it during the winter with all the colds and flu flying around. My son and I rarely ever sick and if we do get sick it is not very bad and does not last very long. This product has strengthened our immune system! So if you are tired of getting sick I recommend trying this product.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Bergamot and Lavender

Lavender is an evergreen woody shrub that is native to France and the Western Mediterranean.  Lavender is very aromatic and herbaceous , slightly sweet.  Lavender essential oil has  wonderful healing properties for the skin, it helps relieve itchy skin and acne. Lavender essential oil has natural antibacterial and antidepressant properties. The fragrance revives your spirits.


 Bergamot is a small tree native to tropical Asia. Cultivated exclusively in South Italy. The essential oil is good for skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It has a fresh lively fruity sweet scent. Bergamot is uplifting, inspiring and confidence building.


Linen spray

This  spray is lovely you can spray it on blankets, sheets and pillow or  you can also could use it anywhere you want a refreshing, soothing and cleansing aroma.

20 drops of Lavender
10 drops of Bergamot
3 drops of cinnamon or mint
Put in a spritzer bottle with 1 oz of water, shake, spray and enjoy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Chamomile

Chamomile is a highly prized herb. It has a long standing medicinal tradition. The Egyptians used it for their beauty rituals. It is a perennial herb that is native to Europe and the United States.  It has wonderful skin healing properties, which include helping to tone skin ,it is good for rashes, it softens the skin and acts as an
 anti inflammatory. The essential oil is also good for sensitive skin. Chamomile is a natural relaxant, it is calming and soothing. Chamomile also makes a great stress reducing sleep inducing tea. This herb can also relieve spasms and soothes digestion. Chamomile may also work as an antihistamine, it also has antimicrobial properties. 
 It is a very valuable herb. It is one of the most expensive essential oils.

Sleep inducing tea

8 ounces of boiling water
1 tsp dried chamomile flowers
1 tsp dried spearmint leaves
1 tsp dried lavender flowers
makes 2 cups

steep for 5 minutes and enjoy.

Stress reducing mist spray

4 ounces of distilled water
8 drops of chamomile essential oil
4 ounce plastic or glass spray bottle. 

Add chamomile essential oil to distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray in the air, or a tissue or handkerchief and breath in the fragrance. You can also spray on to your pillow to help you sleep. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ginger and Grapefruit Salt Scrub



 This Grapefruit and Ginger Salt scrub is so lovely. It has a fruity and spicy scent to it. It is important to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells.

Grapefruit essential oil is  a natural anti-inflammatory, it also has anti-bacterial properties. The essential oil of grapefruit  is said to be an anti-depressant because it has a cheering and  refreshing fragrance. Grapefruit essential oil has natural antibacterial  and astringent properties. It may help acne and oily skin.

  Ginger has been used since the 1500’s for medicinal purposes. It is a rhizome that is native to South Asia. Ginger has a warm spicy woody fragrance. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger essential oil may help stimulate the circulation due to its warming effect, it also is a natural anti-oxidant.

 Rice bran oil is thought to diminish the effects of aging and slow the formation of wrinkles due to the high concentrations of tocopherol and tocotrienol, two forms of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E.

Directions: in a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, rice bran oil and stir the mixture well to ensure all is completely mixed. Then add the Grapefruit and Ginger essential oils and mix again. Spoon into a 4 ounce air tight container.

 Use this formula in the evening because grapefruit essential oil is photosensitive when exposed to the sun and may cause skin irritation. Keep away from eyes. You can use this all over your body. If using on your face GENTLY rub do not scrub or you will irritate the skin. This mixture will keep for a couple of weeks. Do not get water into the mix. 

Ginger and Grapefruit Salt Scrub
Makes about 4 ounces
½ cup Fine Sea Salt
1 ounce Rice Bran Oil
10 drops of Ginger essential oil
20 drops of grapefruit oil
4 ounce container

Directions: in a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, rice bran oil and stir the mixture well to ensure all is completely mixed. Then add the Grapefruit and Ginger essential oils and mix again. Spoon into a 4 ounce air tight container.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rosemary benefits

The herb Rosemary has so many wonderful benefits. It is impressive in cooking, rosemary adds a lovely flavor to many dishes. Rosemary goes beyond food though, it is also useful for aromatherapy. Rosemary has a distinctive aroma, it is known as the memory herb. It has a fresh herbaceous scent and has purifying properties. Rosemary is a evergreen shrub that is native the the Mediterranean. It is an ancient herb that has been used for thousands for years. 

The essential oil of Rosemary has a strong pungent scent with a hint of pine.  It is a natural antioxidant. It is very invigorating action. The Rosemary essential oil has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.  Rosemary essential oil can help stimulate the circulatory system. A little of the oil mixed with a carrier oil such as olive or almond oil rubbed on your forehead can help with a headache by increasing your circulation. You can also make an infusion of Rosemary and drink it like a tea to ease headaches. Rosemary may help with digestion and low energy it can work as a tonic just pour some boiling water over some crushed leaves and steep for a few minutes, then drink. Rosemary essential oil can also help with aching muscles, add a few drops of the oil to a carrier oil such as olive oil or almond oil and rub into the skin. Another great use for Rosemary essential oil is to put a few drops on your shower floor it will work the steam in the shower to clear your head. I have made a rosemary soap with the essential oil, it is a great way to start your day, it helps to clear your head and get you ready for your day. It has been said that the stimulating action of Rosemary can help your memory too.


So you can see Rosemary is used for more than just cooking. It has wonderful useful properties. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bergamot and lavender make a great combination. The herbaceous lavender compliments the fruity bergamot. It has a happy and relaxing scent. Bergamot and lavender are both good for your skin.

Bergamot and lavender make a great combination. The herbaceous lavender compliments the fruity bergamot. It has a happy and relaxing scent. Bergamot and lavender are both good for your skin.