Thursday, December 13, 2012

Staff Pick: Brandy's Gift Suggestions

Brandy, Radiance's body and skincare team lead, is here to share some of her suggestions for gifts this holiday season. 

  Sow Good Roller Ball Perfumes

We just brought in these wonderful essential-oil based perfume rollers, that are unlike anything I've ever smelled. Available in four scents: Happiness, Faith, Generosity, and Harmony. Sow Good is an east-coast company that started out as a family owned business. When the family decided to retire, the employees bought the business. Made ethically in the US, with the Natural Product Association Standard for purity. My personal favorite is Harmony!

Harmony, "...a relaxing woody oriental fragrance with hints of coconut, rose and sweet balsamic vanilla. Soothing and dreamy."
Next up is a product my two year old son is getting as a gift this year. DreamTime Inc. makes these wonderful, plush buckwheat and lavender-stuffed teddy bears that a perfect little luvies or just a soothing, cozy friend.

DreamTime Apollo Bear

Finally, one of my personal favorites for this time of year, Flower Essence Service's Benediction Oil. This is not only a wonderful gift for a loved one, it is also a great self-care tool during this time of year. Take a look at the 'indications' below, and you'll see what I mean.

Flower Essence Service Benediction Oil 

From the FES website:

The Benediction Oil™ was birthed on a Christmas Eve nearly three decades ago to help many who were in need. Although it is now used around the world for many purposes and seasons, we still think of it as our beneficent Christmas Balm, helping the heart to realize the true meaning of “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Humankind”.
The Flower Fusion:
The foundation of Benediction Oil™ is the precious ruby red St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) regarded by medieval mystics as the “blood of Christ,” for its protective mantle of light. The essential oils of Rose, Angelica and Jasmine instill higher awareness by opening the heart and soothing anxiety. The flower essences of Holly, Motherwort and Hawthorne strengthen and purify the heart; while Self-Heal helps the soul transform illness into wellness; and Angel’s Trumpet carries consciousness of the spiritual world.
To bless and sanctify during holidays (holy days), when the soul seeks deeper meaning and connection
For use as a sacramental anointing oil during any major life passage or celebration
To apply during times of illness, easing pain and assisting body-soul alignment
To help the soul accept and transform chronic pain and physical suffering
To bolster the soul when feeling depression, anguish, anxiety or bewilderment
For recovery from any violation such as violent attack, sexual abuse or other similar trauma
To help birthing, by guiding the soul to feel the blessing of human love during the passage to human incarnation
For heart-centered sexuality, encouraging both body and soul to experience the warmth of human love
For transition during dying – to feel love and support during passage from the body to a purely spiritual reality.

I'm so happy to share my current favorites--there are so many more I could put on this list, but these three little-known treasures are a great start.

Happy Holidays, and I hope to see you soon!

Brandy Gillihan-Eddy
Body & Skincare team lead

Friday, November 30, 2012

Revitalized Water with Sacred Geometry

If you've been to Radiance recently, you might have seen the gorgeous TC Energy Design glassware near the front. You might have been attracted by the form of the carafes, so fluid looking, so vital. You might have been intrigued by the glass straws. Or you might have resonated with the chakra tumblers, each with an affirmation at the base of the glass.
But you might not know the very real power the design of this glassware holds. This is the power of the Fibonacci sequence, otherwise known as sacred geometry.

From TC Energy Design's website:

TC glassware increases the biological vibrancy of whatever is placed within it, as well as the area around it. That means the glassware revitalizes the natural quality of water and other liquids by the effect of the resonance waves which pass through the liquid within it, and which harmonize with and amplify each other. This generates increased vitality and a larger force field, improving the quality and biological value of any liquid. This resonance field is experienced within the glassware and is also transferred to the surrounding room in which the glassware is placed. This effect of TC glassware forms is due to their specific design, which is based on universal principles of musical and geometric harmony (also referred to as Sacred Geometry.)
So if you found yourself moved by the stunning beauty of these products, you now know why! And if you haven't come into the store and seen them, you are highly encouaged to do so!
Below is a small video of TC Energy Designs full catalogue. While we may not have in stock every single offering shown, what we do have is pretty incredible. And if you just need something that we don't have, please ask! Odds are that we might be able to easily get it for you.
Here's the catalogue:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

New At Radiance!

Radiance is excited to bring in an affordable line of non-toxic, paraffin-free tea lights, votives and drip-less tapers! Goodlight Natural Candles are scent free and are made from 100% palm wax and pure cotton wicks, a combination that burns clean and bright. Now you can light any room without harmful fumes or soot associated with paraffin wax. Sold in economy size packs these candles provide a clean and green addition to your emergency preparedness supplies.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mychelle Dermaceuticals at Radiance!

In case you hadn't heard, Radiance now carries Mychelle Dermaceuticals! To celebrate, we're offering a special deal to our customers: from now thru the 15th when you purchase 1 Mychelle product, you get a 2nd (of equal or lesser value) at 25% off!

Mychelle truly is a unique line that pairs fruit stem cell technology with bioactive natural ingredients to produce tangible, clinically tested results.

From Mychelle: 
"Our obsession with creating amazingly effective skin care products is turning heads (and faces!) every day. We journey the world over searching for the most potent natural ingredients Mother Nature has to offer. Whether it’s Edelweiss from mountain tops, Buddleja from the rain forest or the amazing Pumpkin right here in our backyard, our sources for wild crafted plants and hand selected fruits reflect our stubborn pursuit of the highest quality plant extracts, plant stem cells and essences. In the end, the consumer is guaranteed that each product is packed with a unique and proprietary combination of ingredients at the highest concentration levels that feed their skin with all the nutrients it could ever need…the result is healthier, more radiant skin that glows with appreciation."

Once again, that's:

Now thru November 15th: when you purchase 1 Mychelle product, the 2nd product (equal or lesser value) is a whopping 25% off.

Stop in today to talk with a staff person about how this vibrant skincare line can benefit your skin.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Two Great New Products from New Chapter

Liver TakeCare: Combines extracts of milk thistle seed, schizandra berry, turmeric, cilantro, artichoke, Aronia/ chokeberry, and freeze-dried wasabi rhizome. In veggie caps.

Immune TakeCare: A great option for those looking for elderberry’s powerful immune supporting actions. Combines Austrian black elderberries plus black currants. Mechanical extraction—no solvents used. Highly concentrated, with sugar molecules filtered out. Also in veggie caps.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Jojoba Oil is back!

We are so happy to have Jojoba oil back in stock! Come is and replenish your supplies!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Meet our Massage Therapists: Diana Renison LMP

Diana combines 20 years of Acupressure, Swedish and Sports enhancement into a relaxing and invigorating session. She is an advanced SOMA Neuromuscular Integration™ Bodyworker, 4th level Cranial Sacral practitioner, and Lymphatic Massage instructor. She enjoys her work and believes you will too.

Call to schedule an appointment 360-357-9470

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Healing Mugs with Crystal!

 Check out these beautiful mugs we just got in. They each have a healing crystal on the handle. They are beautifully hand made in the US. Each mug is wonderfully different with gorgeous glazes. Can you tell I am super excited about these??

Monday, October 22, 2012

Meet our Massage Therapist: Lori Drayson LMP

Lori is a renowned holistic therapist and health care professional who recently relocated from New York City. She offers a multitude of massage and body work healing practices, which include crystal healing therapy, sound vibrational healing therapy, Soma Pi, Reiki, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Lori is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, the Crystal Academy of the Healing Arts, and the Swedish Institute.

Call to schedule an appointment 360-357-9470

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Meet our Massage Therapist: Alissa Fanning LMP

Alissa’s main goal is to help clients keep themselves healthy and feeling good. She believes in finding a solution to pain and not just treating its symptoms. Alissa is well trained in medical massage techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Her other modalities include Swedish massage and Lomi Lomi.
Alissa has recently returned from maternity leave and is excited to be back doing what she loves~ massage therapy.
Call to schedule an appointment 360-357-9470

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Meet our massage therapist: Carolina Mendoza LMP

Carolina graduated from Cortiva Institute in Seattle. She believes all massage is therapeutic, whether treating an injury, providing stress relief or just spoiling oneself. By employing the basics of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release to reduce tension in the tissue and relieve overall stress, Carolina strives to bridge the gap between treatment and relaxation to bring you a well-rounded massage.

Call to schedule an appointment 360-357-470

Friday, October 5, 2012

Come see us for Artswalk

Come on downtown to celebrate the arts in our community! Experience visual and performing arts in over 100 businesses by hundreds of artists every fourth Friday/Saturday in April and first Friday in October. Special features include hands-on family activities, demonstrations and impromtu street performances.
Featered at Radiance this year will be Heather Taylor.
Heather has been a commissioned artist for 15 years, creating art for public and private viewing. She has specialized in mural work for medical offices as well as schools, public libraries, state organizations, museums, and city spaces.
Heather works in acrylic for her murals, using watercolor, pen, gold and silver leaf, graphite, pastel, mosaic and collage as required in her public and private work. There are examples of the different mediums and their relative effects on the website.
Commissioned work is collaborative by nature. Please initiate the process and see what beauty unfolds.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Meet our massage therapists: Alex Ramsey LMP

Alex is a skilled practitioner and a warm personality who received training at the Seattle Massage School in 1994. His work draws influence from acupressure and polarity techniques around a foundation of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Other modalities that can be requested include Reflexology, Visceral Manipulation, and Reiki. With a strongly intuitive approach, Alex strives to help others achieve balance in body, mind and spirit.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Deep Sleep 25% off

Take advantage of this 25% off special purchase of Herb Etc.'s great product Deep Sleep. A reliable combination of sedative herbs—California poppy, valerian, passionflower, chamomile, lemon balm, and fresh milky oats—this product is a customer favorite! Extracts of the plants in a small, easy-to-swallow softgel. Try it out yourself and experience the benefits of "Deep Sleep."
Available in 60- and 120- count bottles. Sale prices good while supplies last.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Schedule yourself a massage today.

Radiance offers a range of massage modalities and services. See full info below. Click here to see massage therapist bios. Our therapists are trained in various modalities in addition to the basic Swedish style of massage. The massage modalities we offer are listed below, along with their prices.
Call for an appointment 360-357-9470

Friday, September 21, 2012

Great Value! Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoos

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

Beauty Without Cruelty cosmetics was founded in England almost 50 years ago by trustees of the BWC Charitable Trust, an animal welfare organization with a business philosophy that is 100% vegetarian and 100% natural. BWC is the leading name in intelligent, responsible and compassionate beauty care. Beauty Without Cruelty is truly the company that cares about you!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Eco Kids Crayons and Playdough!

 Exploratory crayons handmade with natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from annatto seed, beets, carrots, curcumin, purple sweet potato, red cabbage and spinach, soy, bee and palm wax.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Radiance will be closed Monday, Sept 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

We will reopen Tuesday, Sept 4th at 10 am.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We have an excellent selection of natural sunscreens.

Protect your skin during this hot weather!
Aubrey Organics has an excellent sport formula in a lower SPF for outdoor enthusiasts who need a little less protection. Made with moisture-rich macadamia and kukui nut oils to keep skin hydrated, and fragrant botanical oils for an irresistible tropical scent.

Lightly Scented Lavender
Contains Organic Ingredients

  • Broad Spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays using the mineral Zinc Oxide – NO oxybenzone, octisalate, octinoxate, avobenzone, or added Vitamin A.
  • Water Resistant for 40 minutes; biodegradable.
  • Certified Organic base of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Jojoba & Cocoa Butter is ultra-moisturizing and soothing.
  • Learn more about Badger Sunscreens.
Safe, Effective, & Responsible. Badger Sunscreen provides the safest, most effective sun protection for the whole family. This is our original formula, lightly scented with pure, steam-distilled Lavender essential oil. Totally natural, broad spectrum protection using only the mineral Zinc Oxide. Rich in Certified Organic ingredients, biodegradable, water resistant for at least 40 minutes, safe for children of all ages, blocks both UVA and UVB rays, and thoroughly moisturizes your skin while protecting you from the sun. Our BPA- and Phthalate-free packaging is made from >50% Post-Consumer Recycled #2 plastic. Previously sun-shy Badgers can now be sighted around the world with their noses happily pointed towards the warm, luxurious sunshine! We'll meet you at the beach!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Solstice!

Radiance will be closing at 6 pm today in observance of Summer Solstice.

We will reopen Thursday morning at 10 am.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New at Radiance: Parent and Baby Yoga Mats!!!

Lightweight, baby-safe yoga mat. Formaldehyde, PVC, and phthalate free!  Perfect size for Mom (or Dad, or other caregiver) and baby together. These fun mats are a great option for toddlers and small children too!

Radiance is also proud to carry the titles Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Infants and Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers, books that support a developmentally-centered practice for babes from birth to age four.

From their website:
"With Itsy Bitsy Yoga, your baby can enjoy the benefits of longer sleep, easier digestion and improved physical awareness/development. Gain a deeper connection with your baby and reduce your level of stress while teaching your young child the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Flower Essence Society and Healing Herbs Sale

All FES (Flower Essence Society) and Healing Herbs products will be on sale from Monday April 16th through Monday April 30th at 25% off. Stock up now on all your favorite flower essences and some new ones too during this phenomenal sale. FES Repertory books, Self Heal Cream, Healing Herb Oils, Flourish Sprays, and Animal Relief Formula are on sale as well. While supplies last.

Flower essences are vibrational medicine from plants that address emotional, mental, and physical states, helping to bring greater balance and harmony to the individual. They can be used safely alone as well as with other medications and therapies. They are wonderful for children and pets and can be taken internally or used topically.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

20% off Veriditas Essential Oils in April

Announcing our newest addition to our essential oils: Veriditas. You may have already seen it; if not, we invite you to come check it out.  We are so excited about this powerful line, we've decided to give our customers a 20% line drive to celebrate!

Veriditas has single, therapeutic grade essential oils, as well as combinations called "Wellness Formulas." From Mental Clarity to Varicose Vein relief, from Australian Sandalwood to Vetiver, Veriditas is sure to have an essential oil (or two!) for you.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dr Hauschka Regenerating Products 20% off!

February 17, 18, 19th only!

As we age, our skin needs specific care it may not have previously required. As the process of cellular renewal slows, our skin naturally loses elasticity and resilience.

Dr. Hauschka’s Regenerating line of natural skin care products encourage the functions of the skin and support its processes of self-renewal.

Stop in on February 17th-19th for a special savings of 20% off of this unique line.

The sale includes:
Regenerating Serum
Regenerating Eye Cream
Regenerating Day Cream
Regenerating Neck & Decollete Cream

Our knowledgeable staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. Our Dr. Hauschka esthetician, Kerri Ward Merrill, will be available for short, individual consultations on Friday and Saturday from 1-4pm.

*some text adapted from Dr Hauschka's website.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Sjaak's Limited Edition Valentine Truffle Birdie Box and Sjaak's Organic Vegan Dark Chocolate Valentine Heart (not pictured)

Amazing truffles! Decadent chocolate!
While supplies last.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Lover's Path Tarot Set

"The Lover's Path Tarot whispers that all love relationships mirror our relationship with ourselves."*
"Inspired by the classic love stores of myths and legend from around the world."*

The Lover's Path Tarot Set is a deluxe gift package complete with the Lover's Path Tarot Deck, Book, Scroll Spread Sheet, and Deluxe Carrying Case with Velcro Closure.

*from U.S. Games website

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dreamtime Loving Heart Pillow

This Valentine's Day, give the gift of love!

DreamTime's Loving Hearts Pillow provides comfort to "someone in need of a little heartfelt nurturing. DreamTime's Healing Heart Pillow is an object of both beauty and caring, symbolizing all that is loving and good. Providing localized relief with either a warm or cool touch, it can be used as an effective spot treatment for a host of discomforts. Whether it's a bad bump or bruise that needs a cooling touch, or an achy, sore muscle or tummy that needs a warming caress, the Loving Hugs Heart Pillow will nurture and care for all your tender spots. Adorned in plush velvet and filled with our exclusive blend of the natural herbs cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus, the Heart Pillow delivers an aroma and aura of serenity and comfort."

"Heat therapy encourages circulation, and may be used to help ease headaches, muscle tension, stress, or arthritic pain. Cold therapy may be used to help temper headaches and reduce swelling associated with sports injuries."*
*taken from DreamTime's website

Friday, January 27, 2012

Now Carrying Beautiful Curls!

Radiance is proud to offer Alaffia's Beautiful Curls line, a hair care line designed to focus on three seperate curly hair conditions: Wavy to Curly, Curly to Kinky, and Babies & Up (suitable for all curly hair types).


Alaffia defines the three type of curls in the following way, taken from their website:
In wavy hair, the wave or curl forms a gentle "S" pattern throughout the hair.  Wavy hair yields to gravity, hanging down and staying relatively close to the head.
Kinky hair is very tightly curled, with a clearly visible spiral pattern that can have rounded curves ("S" pattern), or more angled curves ("Z") pattern.   Kinky hair can easily tangle, since the coils interlock together. Because of this, breakage will occur if care is not taken when detangling.
Curly hair is all curls in between wavy and kinky. This covers a large range of curl diameter, but in all cases, the curls are well defined, springy with a well-defined "S" pattern, and ranges from big, loose curls to bouncy, tight corkscrew curls.
For more information about the different types of curls & Alaffia's suggested care instructions, please visit the following web page:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Damiana Cordial for Valentine’s Day

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Damiana Cordial for Valentine’s Day

Damiana [Turnera diffusa] is a shrub native to the southwestern U.S. and Central America. It has an affinity for the nervous system and, among other attributes, it has a wide reputation as a relaxing aphrodisiac in its native range. In Mexico, for example, damiana liqueur is sold in distinctive bottles.

Damiana cordial can easily be made at home. The key is to let the preparation age long enough to let the flavors fully blend and develop. A little goes a long way; damiana cordial is meant to be sipped and savored.

This is perfect to share with a loved one…or to give as gifts. Begin your project now so that it will be matured by mid-February.

Here are some basic proportions. You can increase the recipe if desired.

1 oz dried organic damiana leaves

1 organic vanilla bean, split and chopped

2 cups brandy

1 ½ cups water

1 cup raw local honey

¼ cup rose water or hydrosol [optional]

Soak the dried damiana leaves and chopped vanilla bean in brandy for five days. Strain and reserve the alcohol in an airtight jar.

Place the strained, brandy-saturated damiana and vanilla in a separate jar and add the water. Mix well and let sit for three days.

Strain. Reserve the water in a fresh container. Compost the spent herb.

Warm the water extract gently in a pot over low heat. Dissolve the honey into this.

Add the sweetened water extract to the previously made alcohol extract and stir well.

Pour into sterilized bottle[s], label, and let age for one month or longer.

Can use as is or serve with a splash of rose water or hydrosol. Enjoy!