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April Newsletter
In This Issue:
:: Facial of the Month - Earth Day Facial Special
:: Product of the Month - Colorescience Refills 20% off
:: Our Beautiful Benefit Results
:: Question of the Day: Why Should You Dry Brush
:: Pamper Yourself at Home - How to Dry Brush
:: Upcoming Events in Greenville
:: Raspberry Moon Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!
:: Here, There, and Back Again
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Earth Day is April 22nd - here are just a few tips on how you can go "green":

  • Recycle - This is one of the easiest things you can do. Not sure what can be recycled or where? Go to http://www.greatergreenville.com/city_services/recycling2.asp for more information. Also, check with local office supply stores, schools and grocery stores for recyclable items like ink cartridges, cell phones, batteries, etc.
  • Make Fewer Trips - Be sure you know what you need to get done and work efficiently. This will save on gas (which is over $3/gallon) and release less carbon dioxide.
  • Plant Trees - Let Raspberry Moon make this easy for you. See our Facial of the Month, below.

Earth Day is April 22ndHere are some interesting facts for you to consider:

  • According to Seventh Generation ("green" cleaning products) - If every household in the US replaced 1 bottle of 100 oz 2X ultra petroleum based laundry detergent with Seventh Generation's 100 oz 2X ultra plant based laundry detergent, we could save 460,000 barrels of oil, enough to heat and cool 27,000 US homes for 1 year!
  • Since 1961 the world has increased its meat consumption by 213 million tons! On average, Americans eat 8 ounces of meat per day. This is twice the global average! A 20% reduction in US meat consumption would be comparable, in greenhouse savings, to every car owner in the country switching from a sedan to a Prius. Cattle's Carbon Footprint is 9.75 lbs whereas Vegetables and Rice are only .4 lbs! - (Courtesy of Taste of Life, March 2008)
  • While hunger and malnutrition afflict about 800 million humans worldwide, most of the planet's corn, soy, and grains goes to feed cattle, chickens, and pigs - even though production of animal protein uses 2 - 5 times more grain to provide the same amount of calories. - March 2008 - Taste of Life

I read a ton of other interesting facts, but I will not drive you crazy!

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Facial of the Month - Earth Day Facial Special

Hands On GreenvilleThis month, in honor of Earth Day, all facials are special!

Raspberry Moon will donate $5 of every facial in the month of April to Hands On Greenville (www.HandsOnGreenville.org) to plant trees in the Upstate. Call us at 271.2710 to book your facial and do something good for yourself and the local environment!

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Product of the Month - Colorescience Refills - 20% off

Colorescience refills are environmentally friendlyIn honor of Earth Day we are offering all Colorescience Refills at 20% off. Refills are available for Foundation Brushes, Pressed Powders and SPF30. The foundation and SPF30 refills contain enough powder to fill your brush about 1.5 times.

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Learn how to take care of your skinRaspberry Moon's Beautiful Benefit Results

Raspberry Moon raised $340 for Soroptimist International from It's a Beautiful Benefit Health and Wellness Class on Saturday, March 1st!

Thank you to everyone who participated, all my speakers, and Loralee's Tea Room for helping creating this fantastic event. A fun and educational time was had by all.

We will be offering more of these classes in the future, so keep watching the newsletters for our details of our next event.

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Question of the day - Why should you dry brush?

The Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

The skin is an external representation of the health of the internal body. It is the largest organ and has two very important jobs; it offers protection from the outside world and eliminates toxins that accumulate inside the body. It is referred to as the "Third Kidney". One-third of all body impurities are secreted through the skin. If skin becomes inactive, many dead cells, uric acid and other impurities will remain in the body, therefore, other eliminative organs like the lungs, the kidneys, and the colon have to labor harder and physical symptoms will arise. This explains the importance of keeping all eliminative organs open and working properly.

A few suggestions for proper elimination from the skin: In addition to regular "fun sweaty activities" otherwise know as exercise, you can induce sweating through soaking in hot baths or taking saunas. Dry skin brushing also helps to clear the path for toxins to exit the body. The skin brushing technique consists of brushing against the flow of the lymph system and exfoliating the skin.

Benefits associated with dry skin brushing include:

  • Increasing cell renewal
  • Cleansing the lymphatic system
  • Removing dead skin layers
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Stimulating blood cleansing
  • Improving poor circulation.

Provided by Alison Lively at Creative Health - 864-233-4811 or alicatland@hotmail.com.

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Pamper Yourself - How to Dry Brush

Pamper Yourself at homeHang your brush near the shower and before you get in brush for about 5-8 minutes with a natural bristle brush.

  • Stroke 4-5 times in each area, always stroking towards the heart.
  • Start by brushing the soles of the feet and working up each leg, up the hip and the abdomen.
  • Next, brush the fingertips up the length of the arm and the arm pits.
  • Make sure to brush under the breast as well, it cleanses and protects against lumps.
  • The technique must be done dry so the perfect time is just before you shower or take a bath.

You can find these brushes at Creative Health, EarthFare, Garners and Whole Foods at a reasonable price.

Provided by Alison Lively at Creative Health - 864-233-4811 or alicatland@hotmail.com.

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Upcoming Events in Greenville

Hands On Greenville Day is Saturday, May 3, 2008!

Join us from 9:00 - 12:00 for service projects and then come to FLUOR FIELD at the WEST END from 12:30 - 3:30 for a celebration of volunteerism. For more information, visit www.HandsOnGreenville.org.

Greenville Integrative Medical Conference

Greenville Integrative Medical ConferenceSaturday, May 10th , 2008
At the Gunter Theater, next to the Peace Center, from 9:30 am -5:00 pm.

This year's conference offers a variety of integrative health topics from some of the area's best integrative and natural medicine practitioners. From heavy metals and autism to the power of the mind in health and healing, the event promises to be as stimulating and informative as ever. Check out their Speaker's Page to get the full line up of their exciting lectures.

The 2008 GIMC welcomes everyone interested in learning about the benefits of an integrative approach to healthcare. I went to this last year and it was awesome. The cost for the event is $75. For more information go to http://www.greenvilleintegrativemedicine.com

Liz Daly with Daly Designs – Recycled Art "Going Green"

Let's go GREEN! What's in your recycle bin? Is it Art? Bring it in. Let's find out. This class will concentrate on making art out of recycled materials. Tuition is $125 per week for 15 hours per week. (That's $8.30 per Hour. What a Deal!)

Class location: Daly Designs 421 South Main Street (next to the Greenville News). *Please note Daly Designs NEW location as of May 1st, 2008. For more information, contact Daly Designs at 864.325.4445 or www.dalydesigns.com.

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Raspberry Moon Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!

Remember you can now purchase gift certificates on line at www.RaspberryMoonST.com. Go to the store and then click on gift certificates.

Gift Certificates make a great gift for Mom. This Mother's Day show her how much you care by giving her an hour of relaxation and rejuvenation.

We can also customize an awesome gift basket for her with bath and body products, Himalayan Salt Items, Colorescience Mineral Make-up and skin care.

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Here, There, and Back Again

If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please call me 24 hours in advance so I may offer another client your time. Take a minute to add me to your phone - 864-271-2710, then I will always be at your fingertips!

I will be out of the office:

April 9-12 - In PA for my Grandfather's 80th Birthday!
May 1-4 - Girl's Weekend at the Beach
June 12-15 - My Aunt's Wedding in PA