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Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy

December Newsletter
In This Issue:
:: Question of the Day - Germs, Are They Really Out To Attack Us, Or Is Our Body's Environment Inviting Them In?
:: Pamper Yourself at Home - Flippin' Sweet Pom Scrub
:: Treatment of the Month - Chocolate Candy Cane Cheer Facial
:: Product of the Month - RevitaLash
:: Santa's Wishlist, Free Shipping, Gift Certificates - we make gift giving (and getting) easy!
:: Here, There, and Back Again
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Raspberry Christmas TreeThe holidays are here - are you ready!? Do you have all your shopping done? If not Raspberry Moon is here to help. Our extended Holiday Hours:

  • Sat, Dec. 6 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Fri, Dec. 19 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Tues, Dec. 23 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Christmas Eve via telephone - Or visit our website/store for gift certificates

Stop in and do some shopping. It sure beats fighting the mall traffic and the crowds. We have plenty of parking and you can even nibble on some snacks while you shop.

I was at chain retail store the other day, just kind of browsing and looking for a Christmas gift for Tina. As I am looking around, there are tons of people, lots of things, but then it struck me - why in the heck was I here shopping? I hate lines, and I don't like to shop with tons of people swarming around me. I like to support local businesses, so I decided to change what I was going to get Tina. I can't say what it is, or it wouldn't be a surprise, but it will be from a local business. I won't have to wait in any lines or deal with a lot of people or a busy parking lot. I challenge all of you to look at your holiday list and see where you can shop locally. Let's support those in our community.

And although 'tis the season for giving, be sure to give yourself a much needed break. Enjoy a facial, take a long, uninterrupted bath, take a walk or whatever it is that helps you relax and feel good. Try to not overextend yourself, either. I know, look who's calling the kettle black! But you can't be everywhere all the time.

A big "Thank You!" to everyone who came to our Pre-Holiday Party and brought a donation for our Thanksgiving Basket. We collected so much food we were able to make two Thanksgiving baskets to help needy families this holiday season. Also, our Eye Candy Treatment Fundraiser in September raised $200 for the SC Ovarian Cancer Society!

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Question of the day - Germs, Are They Really Out To Attack Us, Or Is Our Body's Environment Inviting Them In?

Three healthy people can breathe the same germs at the same time, one may develop a severe case of the flu, one may get the sniffles, and one may walk away with no symptoms at all. Let's take a closer look at this phenomenon...

Cold germ"Germs" are microorganisms of various forms that we cant live with or without so our magnificent body is set up to encounter these guys everyday and get rid of them without major symptoms arising. We've been led to believe that germs make us sick, but it's not the germ that causes a lowered immune system, it is when the germ is introduced to an already compromised immune system that we get the all too familiar symptoms of cold and flu or worse. Here we can see why three different people exposed to the same germ/pathogen get three different results. Lowered resistance is the "welcome" sign for germs.

What things cause your immune system or resistance to be lowered?

  • Poor Diet
  • Bad germAllergies (food and environmental)
  • Stress
  • Genetic weakness

What can we do about it? Proper diet, lifestyle and supplementing during the cold and flu season are more important than ever. Here are some tips:

  • Rest rebuilds the immune system.
  • Sugar depresses the immune system.
  • Hydration keeps fluids moving so that the pathogens do not take up house in our body, drink half your weight in ounces of water and caffeine-free teas every day.
  • Herbal supplements like Echinacea, Astragalus, Bee Propolis, Elderberry, and Garlic support immune response.
  • Regular walking stimulates the lymphatic system.
  • Lastly, during the holidays, learn to say no to social engagements and overindulging, your immune system will thank you!

Flu germHappy Holidays!

Alison Lively is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner and has received a degree in Naturopathy at Trinity College of Natural Health. Alison offers one-on-one consultation to educate on personal health and wellness at Creative Health. She can be reached at alicatland@hotmail.com or by calling 864-233-4811.

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Pamper Yourself At Home - Flippin' Sweet Pom Scrub

Try a Pomegranate body scrub for a sweeter demeanor. Pomegranates are the new superhero of anti-aging, containing five times the antioxidants found in green tea. The edible arils pack the tiny seeds and juice that hold the key to super sweet soft skin.

You'll need: Pomegranates are good for your skin, too

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of sweet almond or jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Dash of honey
  • Handful of pomegranate arils (seeds)

Here's what you do: Mix sugar, oil, orange peel and honey until it creates a paste or consistency of your preference. Carefully blend in pomegranate arils.

Place a spoonful of the scrub in your hand and exfoliate one body section - i.e., one leg. Use another spoonful for the next section. Do this in the shower so you can wash all the sugar off easily. Work in a circular motion up the legs, up the arms, back and backside and then of course the tummy and chest. Rinse off and pat dry. Enjoy your smooth and yummy skin!

Courtesy of www.arizonaspagirls.com

(Of course, a splash of vodka, triple sec, pomegranate juice with fresh pomegranate seeds is so yummy too!)

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Treatment of the Month - Chocolate Candy Cane Cheer Facial

Enjoy some holiday cheer with our Chocolate Candy Cane Cheer Facial. Take some Candy Canetime to relax with a facial, by yours truly, that will consist of a skin analysis, facial cleansing, exfoliation with steam towels, décolleté, upper back, hand and foot massage with a candy cane massage oil & lotion, extractions if needed, and ending with a delicious chocolate treatment mask.

Be sure to contact me today to schedule your gift to yourself.......$65

Look perfect for any holiday party with a Brow Shaping - mention this newsletter and receive a Complimentary Eyebrow shaping with any facial.

We also have Candy Cane Bath and Body kits, a 3 piece set - Wash, Body Butter and Scrub - for only $35. They are wrapped and ready to give. Or give a 1 oz body butter as a stocking stuffer for only $5.

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Product of the Month - RevitaLash

RevitaLashRevitaLash is a unique eyelash conditioner that will help you achieve the beautiful look of Longer, Thicker, and Fuller eyelashes. Like liquid eyeliner, RevitaLash is simply applied once a day. Within three to ten weeks, your own natural eyelashes will look Longer, Thicker, Fuller, and BEAUTIFUL! No matter how brittle, short, fragile, thin, or sparse your eye lashes are, RevitaLash can help you achieve long, beautiful, healthy looking eyelashes.

RevitaLash was developed by Dr. Michael Brinkenhoff as a special gift for his wife, Gayle, while she was recovering from breast cancer. Intensive chemotherapy treatments had damaged Gayle's once-beautiful eyelashes, leaving them sparse, breakable and fragile.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit breast cancer research initiatives.

Regularly $150 for a 3 month supply, through the month of December, only $120

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Raspberry Moon Christmas GirlSanta's Wishlist, Free Shipping, Gift Certificates - we make gift giving (and getting) easy!

Make your loved ones life easy by creating a wish list. We will keep it on file so you get exactly what you want this year.

And if you can't make it to Raspberry Moon for that perfect Colorescience gift, we now offer free shipping on our website!

And be sure to purchase a gift certificate for that special someone while you're online, too! Go to www.RaspberryMoonST.com, click on the store and then click on gift certificates.

For a limited time, we have Goody Bags of Honey Cat Products that you can add to your gift certificate purchase for only $5, and all proceeds go to Kitten Action. Goody bags contain Rub My Tummy Lotion, Frisky Feet Scrub, and Meow Mojo Magic Bath Salts. What a great addition that helps animals at the same time! (Goody bags not available online.)

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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:

Looks like I should be here all of December!

Bubbles