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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – Interview with Spa Director Gloria Ah Sam

Our relationship with Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s has evolved into a beautiful partnership over the past five and a half years. We recently caught up with Spa Director Gloria Ah Sam to share details about Spa Ojai’s exciting collaboration with Body Bliss. BB: Please tell our readers a bit about Spa Ojai’s history with Body Bliss Gloria: I started at Ojai [...]

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Body Bliss Increases Use of “Supercritical CO2” Extracts

We are pleased to announce that Body Bliss is investing in ‘supercritical CO2 extraction’ (SCO2). Lauded as the ultimate method to create near perfect extracts of the healing and aromatic properties of plants, SCO2 extraction opens up the possibility of extracting difficult-to-capture oils in a way that retains the full spectrum of their chemistry. The purity and therapeutic potency of SCO2 extracts [...]

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Aromatherapy: Scent with Intent

Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils to improve health and wellbeing. Essential oils are concentrated liquids containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant. Of utmost importance in authentic aromatherapy is the quality of the products. Synthetic chemicals have no place [...]

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Body Bliss and Carmel Valley Ranch – A match made in heaven!

Our partnership with Spa Aiyana at Carmel Valley Ranch is one of our favorites. We love when management has the vision to bring us in at the early stages of a project. Spa Consultant extraordinaire Ann Patton of Savvy Spas and opening spa director Karen McFarlane contacted us long before the spa opening. The goal was to incorporate the [...]

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Creating the Perfect Massage Therapy Oils

There are hundreds of different options to weigh when considering which massage oils to use for your spa or private massage therapy business. While this can seem overwhelming at first, this is actually the beauty of aromatherapy and massage – the ability to pick, choose, and customize for your customers. Luckily, there are a few essentials when it comes [...]

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The final day June 27th

On the last day of our adventure I drive with my Mum in the direction of the north Norfolk coast. This area is so familiar to us both, and when we drive down the little street where we used to live and later visit on vacation, I start to get flashbacks in the form of [...]

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In the Chamomile Fields June 26th

We break for lunch at the local inn and enjoy all sorts of traditional English fare (bangers and mash, chocolate sponge pudding with custard, blackberry and apple crumble, and some great warm, flat beer… J) before heading out to the Chamomile fields.  First stop is the newly planted English Chamomile field. Brushing the leaves of the [...]

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Chamomile farming in the Norfolk Broads June 26th

Our true destination in England was an area called the Norfolk Broads in the flat, lowlands that comprise the region East Anglia to the north and east of London. Here we are to meet with Ken Goodger, a grower and distiller of, amongst other things, English and German Chamomiles. When Ken and I first met [...]

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Where a botanist goes in London June 24th

Arriving in England, we find the world opens up for us and everything flows with a delightful simplicity and ease. There is something about being on home soil that is nourishing in a way that seems never to change, but is difficult to pinpoint accurately. We glide from the plane to passport control, to baggage [...]

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A Barefoot Botanists dream day out June 22nd

Our botanical excursion day in France involved a trip to the Parc du Vercors, a huge nature reserve that stretches from the Drome Valley up and into the high areas of the Rhone Alpes.In discussions with Manu, our host for our stay in France, I discovered that there were many walks close by her farm [...]

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