It started to smell like Christmas...
While many things about this holiday season may seem different & new, one thing hasn’t changed: the festive spirit is still here & strong! Do you agree? With less home gatherings anticipated this holiday season, are you planning to send your beloved ones their gifts rather than give them presents in person?
Don’t worry & stress less ... we have created for you a simple inspiring gift guide with bath & beauty products! Bring the smile on your loved one's faces & overwhelm them with this amazing feeling: "Oh, that;s what I realy needed!".
Make everyone's Christmas one of a kind with your gift choices!
So, come with me & let's get started...
1. Flavored Body Butters & Body Oils
Share unique gifts with your loved ones this holiday season!! Skincare products are always a good way to remind the recipient how vital self-care is, especially when the treatment is aligedn with the spirit & fragrances of the season!
Discover our Moisturizing Body Butter & Vody Oil Collection where you can find a wide range of delicate scented skin nourishing body moisturizers! Their non-greasy formula leaves your skin pretty soothed & soft while lifting your mood up!
Find the scent notes that suits you & your loved ones best… ‘Cause what a really better way to kick off 2021 than showing someone you care?
2. Self-care packages
Thoughtful self-care packages can be the best way for starting the New Year off right! Personally, I am a passionate advocate of encouraging women to love themselves—especially around the holidays, when stress can sometimes creep in alongside all the merry-making. It sounds you familiar?
Sharing a gift of self-care means offering to the recipient a chance to pamper their mind, body & spirit in equal measure.
3. Aromatherapy Body Washes & Massage Oils
Mental health should be everyone’s priority! However the hustle & bustle of our daily life make us think of it like a privilege.
Finding body-and-mind balance -especially during this tough time-, can be the key
Self-love & self-care isn’t just about a hot relaxing shower with essential oils or a healing massage, but it can do help people carve out dedicated time for themselves & find body-and-mind balance! And this year, we could all use a little extra joy and magic in our lives.
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Nothing says self-care quite like taking a long, hot bath & a body wash enriched with essential oils that foster relaxation & enhance wellbeing is an extra-thoughtful way to encourage your special someone to take a well-earned tub break.
4. Eco-Friendly Soy Candles
Are you looking the perfect gift for cozy homebodies with an eye for style?
You’ve got you covered with our Soy Candles Collection!
A clean-burning, long-lasting soy wax candle infused with seasonal fragrance notes is the thoughtful gift that keeps on giving while being small finishing decorative touches that add a sense of comfort & luxury to every space!
As being a stickler for good quality & design, hand-poured candles are great to burn while dinning with other family member, taking a bath or before snuggling up in bed!!
Each & every Bloomey Soy Candle is carefully handcrafted with eco soy wax, well known for its superior scent throw, ready to fill every space with a delicate fragrance.
We remind you that the Christmas holidays, the busiest season of the year for deliveries, are coming up! So, we encourage you to start shopping early & avoid any delivery delays as there is a bulk number of packages in the delivery systems, especially during the pandemic too. The sooner you make your orders, the earlier you will receive them!
Holidays are about taking the time to make the people around us feel loved & cared for!! May the circumstances have changed the way we used to celebrate Christmas but it’s up to us to keep gifting traditions feeling special!
Tis the season for appreciating the moments together, big or small. This year has been tough, so let’s celebrate & love on our family & friends even more this season.
Dear Bloomey lovers,
We would like to let you know that here in Greece, as long as in many European countries, we are in the middle of a second wave of Covid-19. Starting today, our country has entered a second lockdown in order to help stop the pandemic. Even though we do not know how long this lockdown will eventually last, we want to inform you that we will continue to send out all your orders, as usual.
Having faced the great delays in our local post offices in the past months, we are now offering international express shipping upgrade option. We want to avoid great delivery delays and make sure that ypour orders will safely arrive on time, especially now during holiday season that everyone wants to shop gifts for their loved ones!
We recently added a new listing in our Etsy store –DHL Shipping Upgrade- that gives you the chance to diminish the delivery dates to 2-8 business days for Europe & USA. Just add the DHL Shipping Upgrade listing in your cart & let everything else to us! With the upgraded shipping you will be charged only for the price difference betwenn standard & express shipping cost. By this way your order will arrive much faster as well, as the new delivery dates are estimated to 2-8 business days for Europe and the USA.
We remind you that the upcoming Christmas holidays is the busiest season of the year for deliveries approaches. The sooner you make your orders, the earlier you will receive them.
So, we encourage you to start shopping early for the holidays due to items selling out quickly & avoid any delivery delays as there is a bulk number of packages in the Hellenic Post, USPS & DHL systems, especially now that is s difficult time with the whole world facing a second wave of the pandemic.
We remind you as well that we strictly follow all the governments’ and health authorities’ advice both for personal and professional matters. Bloomey Handmade lab is consistent with all standard hygiene precautions as provided by the WHO.
Feel free to get in touch with us via email at email@example.com, or through our social media (Facebook, Instagram) if you have any questions. We will be happy to help you!
We will keep you updated on any changes.
Take care & stay safe!
Vitamin E may not be as famous as Vitamin C, however it can be called the miracle of beauty & skincare as well. The last few years, there is an extensive use of Vitamin E in a wide range of skin & body care products.
Vitamin E – or in the world of beauty a-tocopherol - is usually produced in a synthetic way but it can be also found widely in many natural products. Avocado, pumpkin & wheat germ oil are excellent sources of vitamin E for both external & internal use. In skincare, vitamin E is commonly found in an oily or cream form and more specifically in topical antioxidants or moisturizers.
SKIN BENEFITS FROM VITAMIN E
Vitamin E keeps fresh the lipids on the skin, it protects the external skin barrier intact & by this way helps to stay hydrated & eliminates free radicals. Due to its antioxidants, it can discourage sebum oxidation that prevents any possible breakout. Vitamin E also keeps skin texture soothed while protecting it from pollutants & harmful sun effects.
HOW YOU CAN USE VITAMIN E IN YOUR SKIN CARE TREATMENT
When using vitamin E in skincare products, it is only available in small/limited concentration. Using it by this way is far from opening a capsule & applying the ingredient in its pure form on your skin.
KEEP IN MIND that people with oily or acne prone skin should be careful on how they use Vitamin E. Too much quantity of it can cause acne breakouts.
BLOOMEY LOVES VITAMIN E
Bloomey do believe in the power & skin benefits of Vitamin E. For this reason, we have incorporated in a wide range of products, from face cleansers to body moisturizer.
In the above gallery you can discover some of them. Tap for details & discover more!
VITAMIN E: ECZEMA & PSORIASIS
Vitamin E can relieve dryness, itching and flaking associated with eczema or atopic dermatitis.
Study has already found that potable vitamin E supplements could improve significantly eczema symptoms. Although vitamin E oil has not been well studied in eczema treatment, it can improve the effectiveness of topical moisturizers.
Regarding to psoriasis, a study has also found that the topical use of vitamin E can help to psoriasis symptoms alleviation without any serious side effects. However, the effects of vitamin E on psoriasis are not as good as most treatments available. Vitamin E oil can be a good choice for people who want to avoid prescription drugs and who have mild psoriasis.
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Our extended exposure to the sun, salt and/or chlorine during summertime, highly afflicts our hair. Intense dehydration, rough appearance of our hair or dull hair color are only some of the most common signs -unfortunately noticed at the end of our summer holidays or summer season- that prove how much our hair suffers & how we have mistreated it.
A consistent hair protection treatment & intense care with the right products can prevent these unpleasant effects & help your hair look healthy & glowing all year round.
Its effective & emollient action is based on its consistency of argan, coconut & jojoba oil combined with hair nutritious ingredients of Vitamin F & rosamery essential oil.
Argan, Jojoba & Coconut Oil is an organic vegetable oil synergy that helps your hair keep or regain its elasticity while giving to it a soft silky texture. Argan Oil also protects the hair shaft from sunlight while Coconut Oil is so emollient that restores the damaged and dehydrated hair.
This hair treatment oil is enriched with vitamin F that comes from the red petals of the safflower plant. It improves hair quality preventing broken hair that is often caused by the use of styling products and protects hair from high temperatures while drying. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial to dry and flaky scalps. It is a hair tonic, it regulates oiliness and helps hair grow stronger and healthier!
❤ On damp hair, before drying, apply a small amount of the product on the hair ends (avoiding the roots). It will give your hair a silky soft & healthy texture.
❤ On dry hair as a treatment mask. Apply some product amount to all your head. Wrap it with a towel or grab it up with a hair clip and leave it approximately for 20 minutes. Then you can rinse it out. Ideally, you can do a 5-minute massage with mild circular motions before shampooing. Repeat the process as often as you want.
?BONUS TIP: You can also carry this hair treatment product at the beach to protect your hair from harmful radiation and prevent dehydration as it can be used as sunscreen hair spray too!
Bloomey Hair Treatment Oil ensures enhanced treatment -such as protection from dehydration, UV rays, etc- without weighing down the hair. It will be your secret for healthy, light, hydrated, soft & shiny hair.
Enjoy the summer sun Bloomies!
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During summer our skin needs some extra pampering & care not to be dry & dehydrated because of our exposure to the sun. We can wear moisturizers, apply sunscreen on our body before going to the beach, but most of the times we consider these 5-6 extra minutes in our bathroom as a luxury.
However, the following products are not only unnecessary, but are a must have in your bathroom. They are the ones that will make your skin even more perfect, more silky & shiny while filling with freshness & lifting your mood up! And that's because they rejuvenate the skin with ingredients working as “food for your skin”. If you are looking for new body products for your summer vanity case & you are on a limited budget, check out the following list.
Are you ready to discover them?
1. Coconut Moisturizing Whipped Body Butter
Hydration and shine at the same time: the perfect summer combination. Bloomey Moisturizing Body Butter with coconut scent gives a velvet sense to your skin. Pure & natural ingredients, all carefully selected, are blended in this skin loving & deeply moisturizing body butter that is easily absorbed & just a small product amount leaves your skin hydrated for long hours!
Who doesn’t love coconut which scent travel our senses to exotic places?
Are you of those that wants skin care on-the-go? So, this is for you!
Just a few & simple natural ingredients are enough to make a deeply moisturizing & refreshing body oil! Easy to use…easy to have it with you all day!! A skin care product that you’ll surely adore and want to have it with you in your everyday bag!!
Refreshing fig, the ultimate summer sense!
Fig scented “FEEL FRESH” Body oil evokes summer memories & pleasures under the shady branches of the fig tree enjoying the freshness of the ripe fruit! It has a very special sweet scent note you will adore and want to use all year round!
3. Wellness Aromatherapy Shower Gel
Now is the perfect timing to upgrade your self-care ritual with products that foster relaxation & help you regain your body-and-mind balance! A light-textured body wash with a refreshing aroma that boosts your energy & restores vitality. The skin remains refreshed, hydrated & extremely velvety.
All toning essential oils included- rosemary, grapefruit & lavender e.o- are carefully selected to promote your wellbeing.
4. Bamboo Solid Lotion Bar
Lotion bars is a wonderful, natural alternative to traditional lotions. There are solid, concentrated bars that melt when rubbed on skin & form a moisturizing layer like a film. Very comfortable for those travelling a lot with just a carry-on, who need space & comfort but not a dehydrated skin. Also ideal to be used as a hand lotion immediately after hands washing.
Bamboo scent is a delicate & refreshing fragrance with notes of lemon, bergamot, melon, rose, jasmine and balsam. It has a light scent that recalls the timber of the Asian indigenous plant by the same name.
5. Cellulote Loofah Soap Bar
The embedded loofah bar in this cellulite soap is ideal for massage to boost the results of your cellulite treatment.
Long-lasting freshness with the natural way! This is a pure and 100% natural ALUMINUM FREE roll-on deodorant. It doesn’t contain aluminum compounds or other chemical additives that are frequently found in commercial deodorants. Only natural ingredients are used that moisturize your skin & absorb perspiration without clogging pores.
Lemon, rosemary, lavender & tea-tree is a great refreshing & antibacterial essential oils synergy that does not only keep away unpleasant skin odors but also keeps your skin refreshed & silky soft!
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As working-from-home –and generally remote working- is redefined & becoming more & more famous especially during the pandemic period and also the way people are gathering has already changed a little bit-yes, veranda relax with friends is the new going out-, I got inspired I want to share with you some simple ways to make your home beautiful & elegant! A paradise to work from while at the same time an oasis to relax!
What does relaxation really mean & how a cozy place looks like for you?
Whether it’s reading a book, checking Instagram or just staring off into space while sipping a cup of tea, sinking into a sofa in a cozy place just seems to melt the day away. Taking the time to relax and just BE in an inviting space, calms the nerves and allows you to regroup.
Give Your Space Fresh NEW Scent Notes!
Creating a cozy space doesn’t mean overhauling your place or doing any kind of renovation. You can easily add small touches to your living or work space to make it feel warmer & more inviting.
Now t's the perfect chance to revamp your space! Do small steps of wellness by keeping your home freshly scented with safety!
Did you know?
Scents have the power of creating a calm space at home! Being at peace in a relaxing environment is really important in order to be happy & productive!
Personally, each time I feel that I am overwhelmed or stressed out when being in a certain space, I take a look at my environment. A cluttered space with stuff we usually don’t need or use, make us feel anxious & not at ease.
Are you in need of creating a calm environment that brings you stress relief?
Some minimal, stylish & scentful elements can help you complete your home décor with the details that will turn your place into a work-from-home paradise & an oasis for relaxation!
Furthermore, don’t forget that…it’s all the little things that matter most in life!!
I highly recommend you incorporating scent notes into your home!
Fragrances promote wel-lbeing & boost emotional health. Scents also have the unique power to evoke vivid memories. A whiff of a familiar scent instantly zaps you to another place or time!
Is that feeling familiar to you?
There are many ways to use scents to create a cozy place to live, work & relax! Using an eco-friendly diffuser is one of my favorite -and safe- ways to scent the room and bring relaxing vibes!
Reed diffusers are a simple & decorative way to fragrance your home in a sophisticated style. They are now an accessory trend for home, office or any other living space. Bamboo stick diffusers are the perfect way to subtly scent your place for approximately 1,5-2 months.
"All it takes is... one scent to bring back a thousand memories!
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Quarantine Ritual: My ways to make the stay-at-home challenge more pleasant!
Putting things in order -sometimes like waiting for guests-, was something that really filled me with joy & made me proud of myself to see my place well organized!
Organizing my space & decluttering it from things I don't need or use is a spimple activity that not only helped me to fill out my day but also kept my psychology in a good mood!
When we get rid of things we don't need ot change the way or the position of some things, we help our home to become more functional either for working or relaxing!
With so much time available while being in social distancing, I believe that each of us could write the story of their life! However, I just started with a simple gratitude list! It may sound a little bit strange, but you will be surpised how many things come in mind every day, for which we can be grateful for! You will see that day by day this list will become longer & longer!
And in case you are one of the lucky ones who live in the countryside or have a garden or balcony, take advantage of it by journaling under the sunlight or blowing air. A nice scenery can make the process more revitalizing & inspirational!
3. Creative Self Expression-Drawing
Sketching or drawing something very small without that meaning it has to be a masterpiece, is a really relaxing activity. It helps the mind not only to concentrate but also to get rid of useless thoughts.
I foubd this activity very interesting & a good way to help myself to live in the moment and not to be be distracted by thinking the past or future.
Personally speaking, my desire for snacks beame more frequent during quarantine, that made kitchen even more busy! However, during all this period I grab the opportunity to create healthier meals & get inspired by some new gastronomic ideas! I truly believe that taking care of our diet with homemade and healthy cooked meals, is a sign of self-care!
One of my favorite parts of a typical quarantined day was combining the creative process of cooking with my favorite music in playlists, as it was the detail that took the whole experience to the next level!!
Tip: Enjoying a meal-especially lunch which is one of the most imporant meals during the day- without any distractions from electronic device (TV, laptop, smartphone etc.), really helps to concentrate to the process & enjoy it to the full.
Netflix on fire & movie nights at home!
Just by googling for the top 10 movies of the last 5 years & I discovered movies I've never noticed. Some other nights, I decided to watch again some of my favorites to laugh, be comforted and forget the hard time we all globally face.
6. Self Pampering
Put on your skin products that foster wellness & smell great! Clearly the smell of a skincare product plays an important role, as it is what makes us feel good!
Inevitably, our life during quarantine became more sedentary than ever!
A simple way to calm my body & relax was stretching on the floor while listening to my favorite playlist! The whole process really let my mind travel through the music & bossted my wellbeing status!
Another way to help body & mind to calm down, is to maditate.
The more we detox from screens and devote time to our personal well-being and relaxation, the better psychology we have! A candle or a reed diffuser with scent notes of our taste can really upgrade the experience!
A great app I recently discovered & helped me to meditate during quarantine, is called "Insight Timer", where you can discover a whole library of meditation sessions! It really worths downloading!
What I also marked as significant during my quarantine life, is communication with my loved ones-friends & family! Whether by video call or just a simple phone-call, once a day or more, this is something I tried to do more consciously than before! Although I'm not a phone-type person, these days of social distancing I used technology even more, as I don't think it makes sense to just send a typical SMS to a friend to get information about what's going on, how do you do etc
I realized how important it is to feel closer & together with your beloved ones in hard times like this.
10. Book Reading
I found the time to clear up my bookcase & discover some "diamond" books I didn't have the time to read before! I have an obsession to self-improvement books!! Quarantine was the perfect chance to do it!
Book reading not only helps the mind to escape from reality but it is also a source of knowledge & inspiration! It is good to try to incorporate again this habit into our daily life. At the beginning, you may not be able to concentrate & manage to read no more than 4-5 pages, but day by day you will get used to it & you will get captivated from the reading experience!
Keep on feeding your mind & soul!
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Essential oils do save!
By integrating them into products of personal hygiene we use on a daily basis, we can create a protection shield from germs for our body & our place - home, office.
Absolutely natural ways to use essential oils
& get advantage of their properties
1. Essential Oil Ceramic or Electric Burner
A simple, easy & safe way to use these essential oils to clean the atmosphere in the room where you live or work in, is by putting a few drops of them-disolved in a small amount of water or oil- in a ceramic or electric essential oil burner.
By this way, essential oils combined with the heat from candle can eradicate bacteria.
2. DIY Hand Sanitizer With Soothing Properties
- 94% Aloe Vera Gel
- 4% Vegetable Silicone or Natural Glycerin
- 10 drops Camphor e.o.
- 10 drops Lemon e.o.
- 10 drops Grapefruit e.o. (or eucalyptus e.o or tea-tree e.o.)
This gel sanitizer can be easily made at home & is suitable forthe whole family! It cleanse your hands while keeping skin soothed, conntrary to the most common alcohol that dehydrates skin.
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Acknowledging & feeling grateful for what we have already gained through the stay-at-home & social distancing challenge due to the pandemic outbreak, can really help to ease the pain & discompfort! And as love is in the spotlight of all the things we can individually & as a community do to fight virus spread -we stay come to protect not only ourselfes but also our fellow-citizens-, the most precious thing we now have is the chance to create more “me time”, time to destress our body & mind that seemed to be a luxury in the pre-quarantine period...time to express self-love!
Ok, I totally agree that relaxation & self-pampering are sometimes easier said than done, especially on times of worry & anxiety like this; we work from home, all the family members especially children are all day long inside the house transforming living room into a playgound, we rarely do some excercice etc. But keep in mind that it’s all the little things that matter most in life & believe me self-pampering does wonders!
So, I grab the chamce today to write this blog post & encourage you to create some time just for yourself...
Let yourself enjoy a rejuvenating experience with a scentful shower, listening to your favorite chill-out music while providing yourself with a DIY homemade spa of brown sugar body scrub that leacves your skin pretty soft!
Don't worry the recipe isn;t time consuming! It's very very simple & easy with just 2 ingredients that almost everyone can find in house-or they can easily be supplied!
And the best of all? It gives you the oppurtimity to make it as custom as you may want!
What you will need to make the brown sugar scrub?
- 1-1,5 teaspoon brown sugar (or 1-2 brown sugar cubes)
- Almond Oil (scented or not)
Blend the 2 ingredients till the mixture get a texture like wet sand. Apply it on your body & stick with it for as long as you want (time does not chase us now...). Enjoy the cleansing & detoxifying effect of brown sugar combined with the soothing properties of almond oil that makes your skin baby soft & glowing!
❣ TIP ❣: In case you want to deep further in the spa experience use in your recipe a scented moisturizing body oil!
Bloomey has a wide range of scentful body oils, the “FEEL FRESH” collection, that can satisfy all scent tastes. Either a floral, fruity, sweet or juicy scent note lover you will surely find the one that suits your taste, fills you with freshness & lifts your mood up!
You will be really surprised with the velvet texture of your skin when the blend penetrates your wet skin. This scrub recipe can be also used for lips!
So, may this sound easier now than before?
What are ypu waiting for? After kids going to bed & before enjoying your favorite movie on Netflix or glass of wine...give yourself the opportunity to express some self-love & recharge your batteries! Now you need it the most!
Enjoy it & share the experience in the comments below!
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And what happens when the diffuser blend ends up?
For me the use of reed bamboo sticks doesn't end with the empty diffuser bottle.
I have recently discovered an extra use of scented bamboo sticks for home and especially for drawer organozation: a simple way to make your closet smell amazingly good and give it a sense of freshness!
You can keep the fragranced diffuser sticks (either entire or split it in more parts) and put it in your closet to give a refreshing scent note.
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Hello! I am Dina!
Let me lure you through my blog stories to Bloomey, a journey to scents and colors!
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