Archive for February, 2013

How To: An At-Home Spa Experience

February 26th, 2013

Ahh… we all love the relaxation and rejuvenation that comes from a day of pampering.

 Carve out 2 hours of time for yourself to create a spa experience at home!

On your next day off, take the morning to fully indulge yourself in a DIY spa. Here’s how:

10:00 AM – Set the mood. Don your comfiest robe, break out the scented candles and set your iPod to your favorite instrumental music playlist. Creating a serene space for your at-home spa experience will make it easy to unwind. Helpful hint: Taking a few moments before you begin to get yourself in a relaxed mindset. A minute of meditation and a deep breath can go a long way in creating a beautiful and serene experience.

10:15 AM – Massage received. Grab a friend to give you a massage, or better yet, do it yourself! If you’re short for time, focus on the area with the most tension. Before beginning a massage, try rolling on a 21 Drops blend to set the tone for the treatment. For a deep tissue massage, roll on our 08 Pain Relief in an area that requires special attention. For a calming massage, try our 07 Equalize. If you’re looking to get yourself revved up with a sports massage, try applying our 01 Invigorate first.

10:45 AM – About face. In under 30 minutes, you can give yourself a deep cleansing facial. First, cleanse your skin and take off all traces of makeup. Then exfoliate to slough off the outer layer of your skin and reveal a fresh new face! After exfoliation, you can remove blackheads using an all-natural homemade treatment. Finally, moisturize your skin to prevent dryness and excess post-facial irritation. In addition to your moisturizer, applying a bit of 07 Equalize to your face is a great way to pamper your face; the sandalwood, frankincense and rose essential oils in this blend are skin-nourishing.

11:15 AM Nail it. Give yourself a mani/pedi to top off your at-home spa experience. Take no shortcuts – file, buff and polish like a pro to get the most beautiful, long-lasting varnish.

Which one of these at-home spa treatments will you take time out for?

The Votes are in for the 21 Drops Academy Awards!

February 21st, 2013

The mark of a truly great film is our capacity to connect to its characters. This year’s Oscar nominees provide us with movie characters so marvelous that we want to award them – and we asked for your help!

Thank you for casting your vote and choosing which 21 Drops blends to award to the following film characters to help them along on their cinematic journeys!

And the winners are…

You awarded #13 Carry On to Jean Valjean?

You awarded #20 Abstain to Ravenna, the Evil Queen!

You awarded #21 Inspire to President Lincoln!

You awarded #06 Passion to Merida!

You awarded #19 Will Power to Pi!

10 Ways to Treat Yourself (Guilt-free!)

February 18th, 2013

Looking for a healthy way to indulge? 

 

Here are 10 of our favorite guilt-free indulgences:

(so you can have your healthy, low-cal cake and eat it, too!)

 

1. Whip up an easy homemade egg white and lemon juice facial mask.

2. Take a 5-minute yoga break to invigorate your day.

3. Try a whole wheat, low-fat chocolate cake in a mug. (5 minutes to microwaved bliss!)

4. Go window shopping. Treat the gorgeous shoes, silky dresses and leather bags as your personal eye candy – look, touch and feel to your heart’s content. Even if you don’t buy, you’ll still get a high from indulging in all that beauty!

5. Make a low-calorie healthy milkshake. Blend a frozen banana (or any fruit of your choice) with a bit of sugar or sweetener and skim milk. (Thanks to our Facebook fan, Alaina, for the tip!)

6. Be your own barista. Brew a homemade personalized tea with herbs and spices of your choosing. Take that, overpriced coffeehouse!

7. Never underestimate the power of a new shade of lipstick. Try a pop of pink to take you into the spring season.

8. Commune with nature. Visit a new park or a local nature reserve for a brisk walk or some bird-watching = instant mood-booster.

9. Learn a new makeup trick on YouTube, like how to do a classic red lip or a celeb-inspired smoky eye.

10. Take a 1-minute aromatherapy break and Stop. Inhale. Transform. We recommend rolling on our 01 Invigorate and 07 Equalize for an easy, indulgent fix to treat your body and your senses.

What’s your favorite guilt-free indulgence?

A Lifelong Passion: Cary Shares

February 14th, 2013
What’s your dream passion?

 

We asked this question to our fans on Facebook and discovered that everyone has their own unique passion that drives them. Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, has a lifelong passion for the wonders of nature – and channeling the power of plants to help us feel better. Be better.

As a child, I was fascinated by nature. I had an insatiable appetite for the outdoors and a burning curiosity about everything I saw in the natural world. I discovered that the foundation of who we are as human beings, what binds us together, what wholly connects us – is our collective relationship with nature.

Throughout my years of studying botany, I’ve learned what makes plants so effective and life-giving. I have made it my goal to use the intrinsic power of plants to help us live better, more whole lives. I founded 21 Drops to harness the potency of plants through the blending of active essential oils and make them easily accessible so that everyone can benefit from their special properties.


Being in nature instills a peaceful feeling within us. Whether it’s from a beautiful fragrant garden or a verdant green field, we all see the world from a better, more compassionate place when we connect with the natural world. My lifelong passion is to bring that natural experience into all of our lives in a beautiful little vial of the best nature has to offer.

Passion

 

What’s your own lifelong passion?

Our 06 Passion blend sparks that inner flame – the passion for love, passion for life, the passion for whatever it is that makes us unique.

(p.s. From now through February 14, get a free mini-roller of our 18 Sleep blend with a purchase of 06 Passion on our website! Shop now.)

“It’s All About Passion” @ Sephora Union Square

February 12th, 2013

This month, we’re celebrating Passion. Our 06 Passion blend sparks that inner flame – the passion for love, passion for life, the passion for whatever it is that makes us unique.

06 Passion is a blend of essential oils of jasmine, rose, cardamom and sandalwood to promote enthusiasm, exploration and an appetite for life.

(p.s. From now through February 14, get a free mini-roller of our 18 Sleep blend with a purchase of 06 Passion on our website! Shop now.)

 

 

 Don’t miss “It’s All about Passion” @ Sephora Union Square, NYC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You”

February 9th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll never forget the time he proposed to you over the Kiss Cam at Yankee Stadium. Or the time she learned to fly a plane and surprised you with a skywritten “I Love You” over the ocean. Or when he showed up at your house with an 8 piece orchestra… let’s just stop there, these things probably never occurred, unless you happen to live in a rom-com.

Because the truth is, sweeping declarations of love are not the only way to build a relationship. A steady stream of small and thoughtful actions can mean so much more than going all out just once.

In preparation for Valentine’s Day 2013, here are 7 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You”:

1. The name of the game. Order a yearly subscription to a magazine he loves. Here’s the catch – substitute his real name for a cute nickname. If you don’t already have one, a generic one like “Hot Stuff {insert last name here}” or “My Prince Charming” will still make him smile. The best part – a reminder of how much you love him will go straight to his mailbox for an entire year.

2. Make it personal. Nowadays, it’s super easy to photo-personalize small items to make them extra-special. Whether it’s a travel mug, an iPhone case or even a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, putting a photo of the two of you on an everyday item will remind him of you every time he uses it.

3. Surprise! Receiving a birthday or anniversary gift is lovely, but a present when you’re not expecting it? That’s gold. If you see an item she’ll love, buy it and stash it away for a day when she desperately needs a pick-me-up. She’ll love that you thought of her and the added element of surprise will delight her.

4. Play tag. If you see a special photo that touches you or a sweet quote that sums up your relationship, post it on Facebook and tag him. This small gesture will take just a second but leave a lasting mark.

5. Don’t compromise. That’s right. Take her out for one night and graciously let her make all the decisions. Even if it means being stuck choking down escargot or napping through a chick flick, just do it. She’ll be so grateful that you set aside your wants for hers – it’ll be a date she’ll never forget.

6. Do something annoying. Everyone has something on their to-do list that gets perpetually pushed off. Find a task that plagues him, and surprise him by getting it done. It might mean replacing the button on his favorite sweater or waiting on hold for an hour to settle an insurance claim. The more boring the chore, the more bonus points you get.

7. Gift a “spa-cation”. Give her the night off with a relaxing, spa-like experience at home. Surprise her with a gift that will make her feel pampered, like our #10 Calm aromatherapy blend, and let her use it in peace. Do the dishes, put the kids to bed and let her soak her troubles away in the bath (a relaxing foot rub can’t hurt either!).

Have any of your own creative ways to say “I Love You”? Share them with us in the comments!

Cary Caster Introduces the “Transform Trio” on QVC!

February 7th, 2013

Did you catch Cary on QVC this AM? (watch the segment here!)

Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, had a guest appearance on QVC to present the new 21 Drops Transform Trio.

This 21 Drops Essential Oil Set has been custom designed to help you to Feel Better. Be Better. The set includes three selected essential oil blends — 01 Invigorate, 08 Focus and a special Custom Blend: Unwind.  This Trio helps you to wake up and take control of your day….from sunrise to sunset.

Just Stop. Inhale. Transform.

01 Invigorate:

Your own personal wake-up call. This blend gets the fire started. These warming oils help promote blood flow, which in turn energizes the body.

09 Focus:

For those moments when you feel distracted, foggy or just don’t know where to begin. This blend clears and strengthens the mind and promotes concentration. 09 Focus helps to clarify your thinking; it bolsters attention to detail and efficiency.

Unwind (Custom Blend):

Now’s the time to kick back, take a breath and simply relax. This essential oil custom blend is about balancing and soothing the body and mind, reducing agitation and taking the edge off your day.

 

Purchase this exclusive set at QVC.com for just $58.00 (an $82.00 value) today!

 

 

For Men Only: A 3 Question Quiz to Find Her that PERFECT Valentine’s Gift !

February 7th, 2013


 

Attention Guys: Candy and chocolates make us happy on Valentine’s, but you know what we love even more? A gift with meaning, a present from the heart (and oh…something that won’t make us feel guilty for sabotaging our diets).

Bottom Line – A thoughtful gift will simply melt our hearts.

Take this 60 second quiz to uncover the 21 Drops formula that’s a perfect fit for your gal.
Your answers will reveal the ultimate love potion to give to your Valentine this year.

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