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

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Swaddle Designs

We've just received several items from Swaddle Designs Organic Collection.  Included are lovies (security blankets), hooded towels, swaddle (receiving) blankets, wash cloths and the oh so cute zzZipMe Sack in 2 sizes.


Earth-Friendly Organics: Their beautiful GOTS certified organic cotton is processed and preshrunk in earth friendly ways. No unnatural chemicals, pesticides or insecticides are used.

Super Soft Cotton: Fabric experts marvel at our soft, high quality cotton, composed of exceptional hand and well spun yarn. Baby will love the buttery soft touch and feel and so will you!                                                    

123 Swaddle Tip Tag: Every SwaddleDesigns blanket features their exclusive 123 Swaddle instructional tip tag.

Proudly Made in the USA

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

AOI Matcha Green Tea

Radiance now carries AOI matcha green tea.  Below is an excerpt from their website about the health benefits of green tea:

"Green tea is increasing in popularity, for those who are health-conscious as well as for people in the know about antioxidants and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Americans are now learning what people in the East have known for thousands of years: the powerful, healing powers of green tea.

Green tea has often been referred to as "antioxidant tea" or "health tea" and with a long list of matcha health benefits, it's easy to see why. Years of research has found that a high vitamin and antioxidant content have made green tea effective in treating stomach disorders, vomiting, and diarrhea, as well as calming nerves, raising good cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol, and even preventing dental cavities. Perhaps most intriguing health benefit of matcha is green tea's ability to prevent cancer and to slow the process of aging....
Researchers have found that the antioxidant in green tea, EGCG, inhibits quinol oxidase or NOX, which is required for growth in both normal cells and cancer cells...The researchers found that, at certain levels, EGCG inhibited the production of NOX in cancerous cells and not on normal cells. Furthermore, by limiting the growth and development of the cancerous cells, the cancer cells did not grow to the minimum size required to divide and create new duplicate cells.

Because green tea is strongly associated with cancer prevention, one community cancer center offers a recipe for a delicious green tea smoothie. The recipe first calls for soy milk to be boiled over medium heat. Next, steep four green tea bags for approximately three minutes. Remove the bags and place the milk in the refrigerator to cool. Add two chopped peaches, four pitted and chopped dates, and half a sliced banana to the milk and puree in a blender until smooth."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Triloka Herbal Incense

"Since 1977, the Triloka brand has offered high quality hand-rolled natural incense. Triloka incense products are masala (mixtures of herbs, gums, resins, woods, oils), or masala-charcoal. Used traditionally for aromatherapy or purification purposes, each fragrance has a unique formula. Triloka incense can be enjoyed even after years of storage. Handmade by Indian cottage industries with 150 years of tradition. ABSOLUTELY NO DIPPING! (90% of the incense on the market is made from blank sticks dipped in perfume compound. This dipping process is quick and cheap, and the fragrance starts to evaporate after six months.)

Our Indian incense supplier is a small family business. The profits from the business support a small Ayurvedic clinic established over 20 years ago. The clinic offers free treatment and medication to all people in the area."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

To-Go Ware

The newest member of the To-Go Ware family! This 3-Tier Stainless Steel Tiffin Set* is the answer to the perfect 3 course meal or picnic. Great for salads, soup (top container is best for liquids), and desserts. And it comes with a stainless steel Sidekick to keep that extra dressing or snack contained. Self-latching top container gives you the flexibility to pack just one or take it in its 3-tiered glory . . .

We think it will be your newest essential accessory for lunchtime or taking food to go. As always, it's dishwasher safe and non-leaching.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Radiance will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

We will reopen Tuesday, Sept 7th, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dr. Hauschka September Specials

Transform Your Skin for Autumn

Save 20% on all Intensive Treatments—Our September Products of the Month

Sometimes your skin needs special attention. You find that your skin has become lackluster or imbalanced and your everyday skin care routine just isn’t enough. Dr.Hauschka Advanced Options offer Intensive Treatments and regenerating products that transform the condition of your skin. Organic and Biodynamic botanicals and semi-precious gemstones are combined to renew and guide your skin to a balanced state.

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Intensive Treatment 03 for Hypersensitive Skin
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