Glowing Skin 101 & Bone Broth Recipe

It's all about achieving a radiant glow in skincare right now, but how do we achieve a fresh, dewy complexion? At Sweet Life Spa, our philosophy is "if it's not found in nature, your body doesn't need it"! Nothing could be more true when it comes to your skin. Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats and drinking 8 ounces of water for each 20 pounds of body weight you carry is key. We highly recommend a diet of leafy greens, brightly colored vegetables and fruits, avocado, salmon and eggs or other protein-rich foods if you are vegan. Bone broth is loaded with collagen for healthy connective tissue support and easy to prepare in a crock pot. We have include our recipe at the end of this post.

Externally, we can't say enough good about the nutrients found in our Spa & Apothecary Skincare. It is crafted with the finest Super Fruits, Botanical Solar Oils and Brazilian Butters and Oils. These lush, good enough to eat, non-toxic ingredients increase elasticity and collagen, firm, tone, clarify, plump and deeply moisturize for a natural youthful glow. At Sweet Life Spa, we specialize in botanical infused oils that are crafted in the same technique utilized in apothecaries around the world for thousands of years. These tea, flower petal, plant root, marine botanical and herb emulsions are a key component to reducing redness, alleviating dry flaky skin, calming Eczema and Rosacea, balancing sebum production, reducing scars, dark spots, UV damage and cellulite while deeply feeding our skin. Of course, a touch of a well placed highlighter above and below your brow bone, in your cupid's bow, down the top of your nose and across the tops of your cheek bones never fails either!

We have included links to our face and body care products that exfoliate dead skin cells, balance the pH of our skin, deeply soak into your second layer of skin and restore a protective lipid barrier. A healthy lipid barrier within our skin keeps unhealthy pathogens and impurities out and helps retain the moisture levels within our dermal layers. We also feel that all skincare should be gentle and with this in mind, our products are perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Flower Power Gift & Travel Set 

Our Petal 5 Minute Facial uses Pineapple Fruit Enzymes to renew and refresh. Included in our Flower Power Gift & Travel Set is our Petal 5 Minute Facial, pH balancing Rosewater Mist and Damascus Rose & Hibiscus "Sweet Face" Serum at a "Sweet Discount". Our Banana Smoothie Cleansing Grains, Buff & Mask is another staple in any skincare routine.

BANANA SMOOTHIE Cleansing Grains, Buff & Mask

For an Island Spa experience at home, our Botanical Body Oil in the Organic scent of "Creamsicles at the Beach" and our Organic "Sweet Cream" Butter Bars are loaded with Apothecary Botanical Solar Oils and Vitamin C packed Super Fruits. If you are looking for products that are rich, yet non-greasy for super soft glowing skin, these are amazing and highly reviewed on our website.

Botanical Body Oil

Marine Moisture Serum Astaxanthin Complex

Just in time for colder weather that generally brings dry skin, our Marine Moisture Serum features 3 marine actives to repair and replenish lipid levels and eradicate flakes and uneven texture. Astaxanthin Micro-algae gives this silky serum its coral hue and is proven to reverse and protect UV damage, brighten tone and smooth lines and wrinkles while locking in moisture for much less than other brands and without the synthetics. Serums penetrate deeply into the skin to repair on a cellular level.

Botanical Face Butter

For protection while locking in moisture during the day or night, our Botanical Face Butter is a must in any skin routine. It is a water-free formula that does not leave behind a greasy feeling or congest your pores due to its balancing complex botanical crafting, This triple whipped Mango Butter, Super Fruit and Freshwater Pearl blend fluffy and nourishing in a Sweet Orange, Vanilla Bean and Frankincense aroma that matches our Botanical Body Oil.

Petal Body Oil

Our Petal Body Oil (Super Fruit Glow) is the perfect addition to your summer skin care regime. It has an island aroma of Pineapple, Guava and Pink Grapefruit twisted together with Jasmine, Roses, Ylang-ylang and Hibiscus. We utilize the Flower power of Rosehips, Damascus Roses, Calendula, Chamomile, Meadowfoam, Sunflowers and Hibiscus for firmer, smoother, petal soft skin. Due to its popularity, we now offer our Petal Body Oil in two different bottle sizes and styles and both are manufactured in the USA!

Rose Hibiscus Marine Spa Soak

Relax in luxury with our Marine Spa Soak in the alluring scent of Rose, Hibiscus, Vanilla Bean and Coconut. Sea minerals from Kelp and Pink Himalayan and Red Hawaiian Sea Salt combined with Coconut and Dairy Milk, Oats and Marshmallow Root ease tension, exfoliate and detox your entire body, 

 

 Bone Broth Recipe From Sweet Life Spa

2-4 Pounds Chicken or Beef Marrow Bones

3 Stalks Celery

3 Carrots

1 Large Onion

1 Whole Head of Garlic

20 Sprigs Fresh Italian Parsley

½ Teaspoon Sea Salt

1-2 Quarts Purified Water

2 Tablespoons Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Wash and rough chop the unpeeled vegetables, except the parsley. Add the bones and first 5 ingredients to an oven safe sheet pan with sides to prevent any spills. Sprinkle with sea salt. Roast in your oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Add all ingredients to a crock pot and top with purified water ¾ full, add 10 parsley sprigs and apple cider vinegar. Turn your crock pot on low for 24 hours for chicken bones or 48 hours for beef marrow bones. You can use an Organic rotisserie chicken carcass with the meat removed for an easy dinner and for convenience. Add 10 extra sprigs of fresh parsley in the last hour of cooking for added flavor and to draw extra minerals from the bones. Always allow the broth to cool before straining out all of the bones and vegetables. The use of a ladle and kitchen strainer makes this quick and easy. Don’t remove the grease as you strain the broth, it forms a protective barrier on top. Reheat the broth in a pan on your stove. Use a paper towel to remove excess grease from empty containers. You probably shouldn’t rinse it down your drain. Throw away any chicken bones, but the beef bones and vegetables benefit your pets as an occasional treat. Store in air tight jars or food grade containers for up to 1 week or freeze any extras for another time. It is recommended to enjoy 8 ounces daily or 3 times weekly for optimal heath benefits for your skin, hair and nails, gut and to support healthy joints, cartilage and muscle recovery.

Visit SweetLifeSpa.com for all of your Spa Face, Body and Sun care needs and great gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, housewarmings and Father's Day. For dry winter skin don't miss our Marine Moisture Serum featuring our Astaxanthin Complex and Alaria Kelp. It will launch mid-September fir extremely dry and damaged skin.

 

 


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