...dear mom

HEY YOU...YEAH YOU... DONT FORGET TO GET YOUR MOTHER SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL THIS COMING MOTHER'S DAY

We made it easy for you...

5 top Botanica Bazaar picks your mother will LOVE.

the Jasmine Body Oil is a blend of pure, natural botanical oils for glowing and hydrated skin with an intoxicating scent

For the spiritual ones... Amethyst is an excellent aid to meditation. Shop our exclusive crystal collection here.

 

Pure pearl essence delivers natural calcium, abundant minerals, antioxidants and 22 amino acids to the skin. The Rejuvenating Pearl Cream from Pratima deeply hydrates, rejuvenates, helps minimize the appearance of lines, promote cell renewal, reduce redness and bring illumination and radiance to the skin.

 

The Moon Divas Guidebook is for any woman in transition. Which is ALWAYS.

...And because she deserves to be spoiled... The Spoil Yourself Silly Scrub by Prim Botanicals

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'BEE THE CHANGE' Smoothie Recipe

'BEE THE CHANGE' Smoothie Recipe

the ultimate BEE recipe to super charge the immune system and fight back the flu and allergy season

 

This smoothie recipe focuses on Bee Mana - Organic Royal Jelly for its amazing benefits and powerful antioxidants. Royal Jelly is the food given to Queen Bees of the hive, who live approximately 35 times longer than the average hive bee. This superfood is believed to help rebuild exhausted hormone systems, especially adrenal, pancreatic and reproductive functions, aiding in longevity and overall health.

Serves 2

Ingredients

- Bee Mana Organic Raw Royal Jelly Powder - Start with 1/8th of a teaspoon to determine a baseline for how sensitive you are to royal jelly. Once you do this for a few days, you may increase it as you are comfortable with the effects. A good effective dose for most people leading highly active lives (both mentally and physically) is around 2 teaspoons. Peak performance athletes may want to consider more if they are on a hard core training cycle.

- 2 tbsp Tocos (Rice Bran Solubles)

- 1 tsp bee pollen

- 1 tbsp Raw Organic Honey (We like to use local honey)

- 1 tbsp Organic Coconut Manna

- 1 scoop Body Inner Beauty Protein Powder Vanilla

- 2 cups of your favorite nut milk (we use coconut milk)

- 1 frozen Banana

- 1 cup ice

Method

Real simple, combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Use as much milk as preferred for desired thickness. (want a little extra protein - add 2 tbsp of your favorite organic nut butter).

 

Royal Jelly possesses anti­bacterial as well as anti-carcinogenic properties, supporting neutralization of harmful chemicals. Additionally, BEE MANA Organic Raw Royal Jelly Powder contains the ENTIRE B COMPLEX, with extraordinary amounts of B5 and B6 to support your body’s tissue regeneration (especially after exercise or injury) and Niacin to convert food into usable energy to support your liver, eyes, skin, and hair.

Bee Mana protects your cell membranes with inositol to support in growing your hair, calming your nerves, and reinforcing your heart’s tissue. Your body looks, feels, and performs at a higher level with royal jelly. It contains 23 Amino acids to build muscle, shred fat, and increase athletic performance.

 

Drink and BEE Happy!

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'Get Glowing' Smoothie Recipe

Get Glowing Smoothie Bowl

This health-giving bowl is fiber-rich, vitamin-rich, antioxidant-rich, lipid-rich and full of skin-protective and glow-giving minerals selenium, copper and zinc. Plus it has the added boost of GLOW Inner Beauty powder with pre and probiotics to keep your gut happy and skin radiant.

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup frozen unsweetened açai pulp, coarsely chopped

1 very ripe frozen banana, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup coconut yogurt

2 teaspoons GLOW Inner Beauty Powder

1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons chia seeds

2 teaspoons cacao nibs*

 

TOPPING

1 small ripe banana, peeled and sliced

6-10 fresh blueberries

2 tablespoons granola

1 tablespoon finely chopped pistachios

1 tablespoon goji berries

1 teaspoon bee pollen (not suitable for those with bee allergies)

1 teaspoon hemp seeds (optional)

 

METHOD

To make the smoothie, blend the blueberries, açai, banana, yogurt and GLOW powder, if using, cinnamon, chia seeds and cacao nibs in a high-speed blender, until smooth and creamy. Pour the smoothie into two wide shallow serving bowls. Decorate with toppings. Eat immediately.

 

NOTE: The topping ingredients can be substituted according to personal taste or availability.

 

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exchange your coffee for...

wake up without a cup of coffee...!?
our favorite alternative energy boosters.

If you're trying to kick the caffeine habit, or just add something new to the morning mix...we are all about these sustainable energy substitutes!

 

Cordyceps helps your body produce its own long-lasting energy. Drink in place of a cup of coffee for a healthy energizing effect, minus the jitters.

 

Matcha increases energy and focus, lifting your vitality and concentration with the slow release of nutrients. Matcha provides hours of steady energy without the caffeine crash.

 

Organic, raw, unprocessed chocolate. Cacao elevates energy, activates the brain and supports a sense of ease, well-being, and delight.

 

This superfood is believed to help rebuild exhausted hormone systems, especially adrenal, pancreatic and reproductive functions, aiding in longevity and overall health.

 

If you still need a little coffee in your life...these scrubs are invigorating! An amazing exfoliant and antioxidant...coffee scrubs make your skin extra soft.

Hawaiian 'illi Coffee Scrubs

 

Little Barn Coffee + Mint Body Scrub

 


more to come...
check out our blog for energy boosting recipes
...and new spring additions ;)

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The Ultimate Question...answered!

we answer the ultimate skincare question...
oil or moisturizer?

 

 

so many choices...so little time!

The ancient old secret of using plant based oils has made a huge comeback...but does this mean giving up our trust worthy jar of lotion or cream? There are two basic deciding factors...skin type and what you need from your moisturizer! There are some obvious variables (oily, dry, weather worn, anti-aging, acne battling)...and the not so obvious (anti-oxidants, AHAs, BHAs, glycolic acid. Here, we break down what you really need. The real question is, does your skin need oil or water?

Creams + Lotions...
Creams are multi-taskers! These powerhouse products can hold more ingredients than a concentrated oil (aloe, vitamins, glycolic and lactic acids). Texture is easier to play with..lightweight moisturizers, heavier protective balms, and more luscious night creams. Most creams are water-based so your skin will soak in the moisture leaving your skin hydrated and super soft.
Immunocologie Oxygen Creme
Lactic and glycolic acids are used in this powerful nightly detox cream. Magnesium Sulfate prevents skin oxidation. Supports collagen and elastin for anti-aging properties.
Pratima Pearl Cream
Distilled rose water based and made with pure pearl essence. Vitamin E and A, calcium and 22 amino acids nourish and hydrate. Instant glow and brightening moisturizer.
Goop Replenishing Night Cream
Juice and oil based night cream is the ulimate active overnight moisturizer. Hyaluronic Acid has become "the fountain of youth" for balancing and anti-aging.
Shiva Rose Glow Face Balm
Shea Butter and Coconut Oil hydrating balm with anti-aging Argan oil(liquid gold). Rose, Ylang Ylang and holy Frankincense oils lend their healing properties.

 

Oils...

Cold pressed, concentrated oils pull out the natural healing properties from plants, flowers and herbs. They are packed with anti-oxidants and are great for targeting specific areas (such as dry spots, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles). Oils serve as a protective barrier for moisture preventing it from evaporating quickly. A little oil goes a long way...while creams often need reapplication.

 

Goop Enriching Facial Oil
Jojoba based day moisturizer packed with with Rose, Chamomile, Bitter Orange Sweet Iris, Dandelion. 99% Organic.

 

RMS Beauty Oil
Jojoba and Rosehip (vitamin c!) oil based beauty oil contains Ashwaganda, Turmeric, Horsetail and St. John's Wort. Ultimate antioxidant protection.

 

Shiva Rose Facial Oil
A mix of Jojoba, Argan, Rosehip and Kukui oils reduce inflammation and replenish skin with Seabuckthorn and Vitamin E.

 

Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil
Powerful anti-inflammatory Blue Tansy reduces redness and clarifies complexion. Kukui and coconut oil based.
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unplug...

over exposed? ...unplug!

 

 EMFs (electromagnetic fields), free radicals and man made frequencies are rapidly increasing with technology...Take some time to unplug and protect yourself from the effects of radiation and environmental toxins..

 
Dry brushing has massive benefits for the body's circulatory and nervous systems. Living Libation's Energy Brush has powerful bronze bristles to allow ions to be directly absorbed through the skin. Lymph + Tonic and Breast Massage Oil help support overall immune response and circulation.
 
 
Drinking Chlorella first thing on an empty stomach works to detoxify the body and support digestion. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that can boost your cellular resistance to EMF exposure. Start your day with a warming latte!
 
    
Spend an hour a day away from technology...and sweat the toxins away! Digital Detox + Vital Clay Mask both use french green clay to pull out toxins. Well-hydrated bodies protect themselves...moisturize with the ultimate skin food.
 
 
 
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super smooth...

super smooth...
botanica bazaar's superfood smoothie recipes!

Kicking off our recipe series!  Start each month with a fresh addition to your daily ritual..

Shop Ingestibles

 

Leilani's Chia, Cacao + Cashew Crush

Recipe:
2 servings.

1/4 cup cashews
1 tsp Nutiva Coconut Manna
1 Tbsp Sun Potion Cacao Powder
1 tsp Wedderspoon Manuka Honey
Cinnamon, to taste
Vanilla Extract, to taste
1 tsp Chia Seeds

Soak cashews in filtered water overnight in the blender. Add next five ingredients...blend! Portion into mason jars. Sprinkle with Chia seed and shake.

 

Laura's Mucuna Mood Booster Smoothie

Recipe:
2 servings

2 ripe bananas (or 2 frozen bananas)
5 oz organic Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 cup nut milk
Ice (if using fresh fruit)
Grated fresh nutmeg, to taste
Add first six ingredients to blender. Garnish with fresh grated (or powdered) nutmeg!

 

Bethany's He Shou Wu Bliss Smoothie

Recipe:

1/4 cup Almond Milk
Organic Banana, frozen
Organic Blueberries, frozen
1 tsp Sun Potion He Shou Wu
1 tsp Sun Potion Anandamide
1 tsp Bee Mana Royal Jelly
Splash of cold brew coffee

Blend all ingredients...rejuvenate and power through your day!

 

The Beauty Chef Collection

The Sun Potion Collection

 

more to come!
next month...
tasty treats :)

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