Thursday, December 30, 2010

What's the very first thing you will do in 2011? How about treating yourself to a massage?

Schedule a massage on January 2, 2011
Begin your year with a commitment to take care of yourself!
Call to schedule 360-357-9470

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Start Your New Year with Wellness! Schedule a Citrus Detox Massage

In this relaxing treatment, your massage therapist will first dry brush your skin to help increase lymph flow amd increase circulation. Then your massage therapist will with slow rhythmic strokes, massage into your skin, a combination of Jojoba oil, lemon, grapefruit, fennel and ginger essential oils. Call to schedule your appointment today! 360-357-9470

Saturday, December 25, 2010

We Will Be Open Next Week

Hooray!  We are celebrating the fact that we will NOT be doing inventory between Christmas and New Year's Day this year!!!!

That means we will be open to serve you Sunday, Dec 26th, through Friday, Dec 31stHooray! 

We will be closing early (4 pm) on New Year's Eve and will be closed on New Year's Day also.

Remember, parking is FREE on Dec 31st.  Hooray!  Hooray!  Hooray!

Friday, December 24, 2010

We're Closed But The Internet Is Always Open

Radiance will be closing at 4 pm Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

If you weren't able to get here, remember you can always go online and purchase an instant gift certificate.  Print it up on the spot or email it to the recipient.  So easy!

Great for last-minute gift giving or for the "oh my gosh, I forgot so-and-so!"

Go to

The Radiance staff would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday.
We will reopen Sunday, December 26th at 11 am.

Last Minute Gift idea?? Gift Certificates are available online!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Solstice!

We will close at 6pm today in observance of Winter Solstice.
Enjoy the full Moon! Enjoy this holiday season!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Staff Holiday Favorite

Ariel, member of our body care team, has selected Honey Girl Organics as her favorite holiday gift.
"I would love to receive Honey Girl Organics skin care for a holiday gift. Their products are luxurious while still being composed of simple ingredients like honey, olive oil, bee pollen, and propolis. I add the face and eye cream to my wintertime skin care regiment or anytime I need great protection against windy blustery days. The sweet light scent of the cream is a great pick me up in winter months and it's equally brightening to envision the Hawaiian farm where the owners have kept their bees for 25 years. A treat for any face!"

Friday, December 17, 2010

Staff Holiday Favorite Gift to Give

This week's selection comes from Brandy, our body care team leader.
"I love putting together spa packages for my loved ones. I start with a relaxing bath salt blend like Aura Cacia's Tranquility, and a loofah body sponge. I add a relaxing CD, and top it off with a Big Dipper beeswax pillar. If I feel like splurging I can add a book like Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements. The perfect gift!"

Favorite Radiance Gift to receive:

"My favorite gift to receive is, hands down, a Dr Hauschka facial from our esthetician, Kerri Ward Merrill."

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Gift Idea

Consider giving a calendar or planner to a family member or friend with their important events such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc., already written in.  They will appreciate your help in getting them organized for the new year.  Don't have nice handwriting?  Use a label maker with clear labels--it will look like you had the calendar printed just for them!
At Radiance we have a great selection of calendars and planners from earth art to art nouveau, from butterflies to beasts of the jungle, from Marley to meditation and many, many more.  Come in and check them out while we still have a good selection.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Head Lice Treatment Available at Radiance

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Check out this video on a new Head Lice treatment we have at Radiance. All natural- this is NOT a PESTCIDE like most Head Lice Treatments!! Come down and check it out!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Staff Holiday Favorite

"My favorite thing to give and receive for the holidays is Big Dipper Beeswax candles," says Victoria, herb team member.
"I love the beautiful and yummy smelling beeswax candles from Big Dipper. They make an amazing array of vibrantly colored natural candles scented with wonderful blends of essential oils. Some of my favorite ones are the Rejuvenation - a blend of clove and orange and the Radiance - an exotic ylang ylang and tangerine twist. They also offer the no-scent-added beeswax which is one of my favorite smells. These candles make wonderful gifts to give as well as receive and they come in a variety of sizes and prices. The smallest travel tin is an affordable $5.50 and makes a great stocking stuffer as well as the votives for $3.75. There are larger travel tin sizes, pillars and tapers as well. All are beautifully packaged and locally made in Seattle."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Staff Holiday Favorite

Today's Staff Holiday Favorite comes from Lina, our herb team leader.

"One of my favorite products to receive as a gift would be any one of the the ISUN Facial Oils. Not only is the creator of ISUN a phenomenal perfumist who gives her products a deep, unique and well-balanced scent, she is also a very talented formulator who uses the highest quality oils and herbs to create a healthy, vibrant product full of vitality. She also infuses her oils with a number of gem essences which give the oils a subtle and powerful feel that is nourishing and invigorating. In particular, I love the feel of the Ruby Oil on my face and it absorbs quickly, leaving my skin feeling beautiful. There are three oils formulated for dry, normal and oily skin. You should definitely check them out. They are practical and decadent. A wonderful gift!"

Monday, November 29, 2010

Staff Holiday Favorite

Amanda Wolf, body care team member, has selected today's Holiday Favorite.

"If I were to choose an item from the store to give or receive, it would have to be the Juice Beauty To Go Kit. It's a great way to try the whole line, and is great for all skin types. The kit is $29, and totally in my budget.  I think my sister or mom would love it---I know I would!  I recently started using Juice Beauty, an organic juice-based line, and my skin is soft and happy.  It comes with some of my favorite products including the Green Apple Peel and the Nutrient Moisturizer, plus a bamboo wash cloth!"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Staff Holiday Favorite

Nikki McClure's Endeavour 2011 Wall Calendar: Twelve Unique Papercuts

Today's holiday favorite comes from Molly Breitm√ľn, massage therapist.
"Nikki's art celebrates the simple and precious joys of life. The great thing about her gorgeous calendars are, once they have been used, you can frame the months as wall art so they get used again (and the paper was already recycled once before that!). Nikki is a local artist and donates her talent to great causes around Olympia and beyond. I like supporting her while gifting her calendars to my family and friends."
Nikki's calendars have become a staple in kitchens, offices and schools.  Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper.  They are printed on acid-free paper using soy ink.

Nikki features strong images of everyday life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action.  This year's verbs and phrases: Behold, Make Eye Contact, Expect, Endeavour, Praise, Ready, Choose, Source, Shelter, Accept, Exercise, Give.

Monday, November 22, 2010

We'll be closed for Thanksgiving! November 25th

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

Staff Pick of the Week

This week's Staff Pick comes from Ariel Birks, body care buyer.

"I love tiffins! I use my tiffin every day I bring lunch to work and I haven't found a meal that can't come along inside one of these stainless steel lunch boxes. I've had combos like borscht, sour cream and piroshki; stir-fry, rice and chutney; and the good old soup and a salad with dressing in my tiffin. The stainless steel is great because it doesn't get a lingering smell that tempts you to throw it away like other plastic wares. Great for a student or anyone with an out-of-home lunch hour."

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Tablecloths!

We have a beautiful selection of 100% cotton tablecloths with matching napkins from Cosmic Trends, just the thing for adorning your Thanksgiving or holiday table--or use them for "everyday" and make every day special.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."

Henry David Thoreau

Monday, November 15, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

Our Staff Pick this week comes from Gayle Lueckenotte, massage reception team leader, who has chosen Seasons of the Soul herbal flower oils from Flower Essences Services.

"I first tried the Mugwort Moon Magic last winter during our severe cold spell.  Often in the evenings, my feet would get so cold that I couldn't get to sleep--even if I put on socks and used an extra blanket.  While Mugwort Moon Magic is most often used to encourage the menstrual cycle to be more regular and harmonious, it is also warming and nourishing to the circulation.  It benefits all cold, conjested areas of the body--especially extemities such as hands and feet. So, I started rubbing the oil on my feet at bedtime and then put on a pair of light-weight socks to keep the oil off the sheets. Soon, the chill was banished and I was able to sleep comfortably through the night."

*During the month of November, all Flower Essence Services products are on sale.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Brand New to Sunbeam and Brand New to Radiance:

Sunbeam Aromatherapy Beeswax Candles

Beeswax, essential oils and a cotton wick -- That's all!
They come in three sizes (a 4x6 pillar, a 3x4 pillar and a 2x3 pillar) and three scents: lavender, orange and pine needles.

"Sweet goodness in a candle!"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dr Hauschka One Day Sale November 11th

Mark your calendars! Dr Hauschka Skin Care is offering a one day sale! You'll receive 20% off the entire line of skin care and color cosmetics on November 11th! Store opens at 10am so get here early. Offer good while supplies last!  

Parking is FREE all day because of Veterans Day, so come and stay awhile!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Free Parking

Free Parking Thursday, November 11th!!

In observance of Veteran's Day the City of Olympia will offer Free Parking!

This also happens to be our
Dr. Hauschka One Day Sale!

Come down and say Hello!  Stay as long as you like because parking is free!!

Staff Pick of the Week

The Sea Buckthorn collection from Weleda is the Staff Pick of the Week, chosen by Victoria Green, herb team member.

"I absolutely love the Sea Buckthorn line from Weleda. It is sunshine in a bottle, pure heaven! It has a delicious citrus smell that makes me feel so happy. They use pure essential oils and the rich nourishing antioxidant oil from the sea buckthorn plant. Weleda has four products in this line: The Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash, Body Oil, Hand Lotion, and a Body Lotion."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer

 15% off through November

CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer is a patented formulation of essential plant oils proven to kill 99.99% of germs.

  • Alcohol free & safe for kids
  • Leaves hands feeling soft
  • 4x more uses per oz. than alcohol gel


25% off for the month of November--all flavors!

Come in today and stock up for the winter!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Beauty Without Cruelty

Shampoos and Conditioners are 20% off through November

"For over 40 years BWC has been a company with a mission - ethical, cruelty-free products that are made with natural, organic, and safe ingredients, are superior in performance, and are an exceptional value.

Beauty Without Cruelty hair care and styling products provide the perfect combination of botanical herbs, pro-vitamins and natural plant proteins for healthy, vibrant hair. These all-natural formulas are made with pure essential oils from flowers, herbs & spices. The remarkable benefits of aromatherapy work synergistically to balance and beautify your skin and hair. No animal testing-No animal ingredients-since 1963"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Imperial Elixir Sale

Pure Concentrated Chinese Red Panax Ginseng Extract and the Red Ginseng Slices with Honey are 25% off during the months of November and December.
Pure Concentrated Chinese Red Panax Ginseng Extract:

The high quality, 6-year-old roots used to make this product are gathered from the famous Chang Bai Shan Mountains in the JILIN (KIRIN) province of China.  This area has long been revered as the premier area for growing ginseng. 

Red Ginseng Slices with Honey:

These are also made with high quality, 6-year-old roots from the famous Chang Bai Shan Mountains which border China and North Korea.  The roots are carefully harvested, cleaned, dried and lightly steamed using modern Korean techniques to preserve all the essential active components.  The roots are then sliced and imbued with pure mountain honey.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

Aura Cacia Mineral Bath Salts are this week's Staff Pick, selected by Allyson Sims, gift team leader.

"I have used Aura Cacia Mineral Bath salts for many years. Recently I discovered the 'Inspiration' salts. I used them one night in a hot bath just before bedtime. Wow! The evergreen and lemon aromas were delightfully relaxing and the fragrance held all night and into the next day. What a great smell to wake up to in the night!"

These fine-textured mineral bath salts are carefully blended with just the right mix of 100% essential oils to benefit mind, body and spirit.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Line Drive Sale on The Herbalist

All products from The Herbalist are 15% off this month!

You may be familiar with their tincture display over by our herb wall.  Some of their other products you may not be familiar with are:  the Fresh Start Kit which is an awesome all inclusive detox kit,  Renew-U Oil, which is new to Radiance, is a topical treat to support circulation, skin tone and detoxification,  and the Ache-Less Rub a fabulous aromatic oil for sore muscles, strains and arthritis.   The Herbalist is an amazing local  herb company from Seattle started by herbalist Tierney Salter over 26 years ago.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

The staff at Radiance would like to wish you a safe, healthy and happy Halloween.  We will be open on Halloween from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be participating in Downtown Olympia's "Keys to the Castle" event.  Participants and non-participants alike are welcome to stop by and show off their bootiful costumes.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flower Essences Services Sale

All products from Flower Essence Services are 25% off for the month of November.

We carry several wonderful products from FES:

Five Flower Formula: Dr. Bach's remedy for stress and trauma, also known as Rescue Remedy, is an amazing ally to have on hand for stressful times for yourself, your kids or pets and we now have it available in a spray as well as a dropper bottle. We also carry their new and very popular line of Flourish sprays. These are 12 different blends of flower essences that are targeted to help with different issues such as: Fear-Less for panic attacks, Grief-Relief for healing from loss, Post Trauma Stabilizer for centering from situations that trigger trauma or p.t.s.d., and Florasleep for insomnia.

FES also makes a fabulous skin moisturizer, Self Heal Creme, which is light and nourishing. It is used as a cream for diaper rash, eczema, face cream and also as a medium for topical application of flower essences. We also carry their exquisite Seasons of the Soul flower oils, which are a blend of infused flower oils, essential oils and flower essences. There are 6 different ones and, if you haven't tried them yet, check out our testers. Folks who purchase these always rave about how nice they are. And last but not least is their Animal Relief Formula for pets in transition, trauma, rescue animals or those pets with stubborn issues. We've had amazing feedback on this.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

Our staff pick this week is Energy Medicine:  Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality by Donna Eden with David Feinstein, Ph. D.

This book is recommended by Marie Moran, massage reception team member, who says, "Learn simple ways to transform your energy, cope with stress and take charge of your own healing. Brimming with useful information and inspiring stories, Donna Eden writes with compassion and joy."

Energy Medicine was recently awarded the Prestigious 2009 Nautilus Gold Award, Health category.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Hylands Teething Tablets

Teething Tablet Recall
Radiance has removed all products from the shelves.

The Following is an excerpt from the Hyland’s Press Release, for the entire article go to:

Contact: Mary C. Borneman:
Hyland’s Inc.,

Working with FDA, Standard Homeopathic Company Voluntarily
Recalls Hyland’s Teething Tablets to Address Manufacturing Process

Los Angeles, October 23, 2010 – Standard Homeopathic Company, in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling its Hyland’s Teething Tablets. The company is initiating this recall in an abundance of caution due to an FDA investigation of its manufacturing facility. Hyland’s Teething Tablets are manufactured in the United States and distributed throughout North America.
The Hyland’s Teething Tablets UPC codes included in the recall are:

1. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75041
2. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 250 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75042
3. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75066
4. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 50 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75044
5. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 145 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75121
6. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, Clip Strip 6x125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 35109

Adverse events have been reported but the FDA has said that a conclusive link has not been determined. The company, in working with the FDA, has identified manufacturing processes of Teething Tablets that can be improved to ensure uniformity in dosage. As a homeopathic product, Hyland’s Teething Tablets have a wide margin of safety that protects consumers from harm.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

Radiance's "Staff Pick of the Week" is from Amanda Wolf, body care team member.

Amanda says, "I love this Bohemian Cats calendar! The Bohemia that is being referenced here is late Renaissance-era Prague. The pictures are fantastic and a little creepy, with a narrative to match. Plus they are printed on 100% recycled paper! I can't wait for January to start using it."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Herb Pharm Sale

Select immune tinctures are 20% off  now through November

Included are...
Propolis/Echinacea Throat Spray
Oregano Spirits
Echinacea Tincture
Super Echinacea Tincture
Elderberry Glycerite
Echinacea/Goldenseal compound
Echinacea Glycerite

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Massage on Sundays

Stressed out?  Need a little time out before starting the work week on Monday? Get a massage on Sunday--we have appointments available tomorrow!  Radiance is open 7 days a week for massage.  Call us at 360-357-9470 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

Lina Parrish, our Herb Team Leader, has selected our ceremonial grade, Japanese-certified organic AOI Matcha Premium Green Tea as her favorite product.

"Matcha is an ancient powdered tea used in tea ceremonies in Japan.  Because the young leaves are picked and lightly steamed before being dried and ground to a fine powder, Matcha retains a vibrant green color and many healthful nutrients," says Lina.  "To brew the tea one mixes the powder with hot water and then consumes the whole plant, thereby increasing antioxidant consumption.  It has a smooth, slightly sweet flavor and brews up as a bright green cup of vitality. The powder can also be added to smoothies, baked goods or other foods.  It is a delicious and healthy addition to any routine.  I highly recommend it!"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Angel Baby Bottom Balm

20% off for the month of October
"Your new angel's skin – is anything softer? Is anything sweeter? Hey! What's that crud, and that rash, and those scrapes? Being a baby is a hard business, from diaper rash to cradle cap to tiny fingernail scratches, and then bangs and scrapes galore as they begin to explore. Clinically tested Angel Baby® Bottom Balm has got her back, his bottom, mama's dry skin, papa's razor burn and gazillions of other owies that come your family's way.

Our #1 best-selling salve is clinically tested, safe for cloth diapers, and safely battles existing diaper rash and protects against flare ups. The only balm made with organic olive oil infused with a proprietary blend of naturally antibacterial and antifungal organic herbs, shea butter and pure essential oils, soothes itchy cradle cap, bug bites, scrapes, chicken pox, minor rashes, and burns.

Allergy tested, non-irritating Angel Baby® Bottom Balm is vegan (no beeswax!) and works great for all your diapering needs, and especially well with all kinds of cloth diapers."

Monday, October 4, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

This week's "Pick of the Week" is Fred Soll® Incense, selected by Judy Scott, our retail manager. 

Judy says, "It is the most amazing incense I have ever used and is well worth the price. It is still hand made by Fred himself.  The amber incense is so sticky with resin that your hands will be fragrant just taking it out of the package.  I can burn a third of a stick to perfume my whole house.  My faves are the vanilla, the red sandalwood and especially the amber."

Fred Soll® uses only all-natural ingredients to produce his high-quality incense products.  Made with all-natural resin, Fred Soll® incense is handmade, hand dipped, and dried in the New Mexico Sun. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Alaffia on Sale

The entire line of Alaffia products is 20% off for the month of October.  This includes bulk items.  Stock up now and save!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

Primrose & Lavender Scalp-Soothing Shampoo

For Sensitive Scalp

Sensitive scalp got you irritated? Calm things down with this gentle shampoo that soothes and moisturizes your scalp with organic evening primrose oil and other beneficial herbals. Use it regularly to help maintain scalp health and leave hair shiny and manageable.

Kristy, Receiving Team Leader, says "I'm currently loving the Aubrey Primrose & Lavender Scalp-Soothing Shampoo. Nice and gentle---smells great!"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Equinox

Radiance will be closing early tonight in observance of the autumnal equinox.  We will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will reopen Thursday at 10 a.m.

"Tonight is a night of celestial coincidences. The autumnal equinox -- the beginning of fall -- comes at 11:09 p.m. ET, and for the first time in 19 years, it comes on the same night as a full moon, the one known as the Harvest Moon.
And for good measure, if you are blessed with clear skies tonight, you will see an unusually bright star right near the moon. It's actually not a star at all; it's the planet Jupiter, at "opposition," coming closer to the earth than at any time since 1963."   
From ABC news

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on the 21st of September. It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981.

To inaugurate the day, the "Peace Bell" is rung at UN Headquarters. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents. It was given as a gift by the Diet of Japan, and is referred to as "a reminder of the human cost of war." The inscription on its side reads: "Long live absolute world peace."

Source: Wikipedia