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Holiday Gift Guide

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: December 11, 2014


Stuck on what to get for the one who has everything? Or for him? Or for the Cal grad in your life? We’ve got just the tips:

For The One Who Has Everything.body_butter_lg_2

We all have people in our lives who are impossible to shop for.
Maybe they’re picky, or maybe they already
have everything they could want. For those special (and lucky!) people in your life, we recommend picking up a Windrift Hill Body Butter. This whipped body butter is a luxurious dessert for your skin. Its thick and creamy texture is perfect for dry elbows and knees, and its non-greasy goat milk formula is ideal for hands and feet.

The Body Butters
come in an array of scents, as well as in an unscented version for the fragrance-sensitive. The fragrances are universally adored. The fresh “Citrus Sun” is our fastest selling variety and its orange essence provides a quick pick-me-up for dreary days. The “Goats and Oats” fragrance is another favorite, with a smell of coconut that instantly transports you to the beach. “Relaxing” has a sweet vanilla and, of course, lavender scent; and “Pearberry” is light and fruity.



Not a goat milk fan? Our second go-to for The One Who Has Everything is Peppermint Foot Cream. Its rich, creamy texture soothes tired feet, and safflower oil hydrates those extra dry areas. With a minty fragrance reminiscent of candy canes, it is perfect for the holidays. Plus, everyone gets dry winter skin!


For Him.

So, you don’t want to get him another tie this year? We’ve got you covered.

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The Three Essential Oil Blends That Will Get You Through Cold & Flu Season

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: November 12, 2014

Cold temps are coming! Prepare yourself with an immune boosting essential oil kit:

  1. Chest Relief: Eucalyptus + Lavender + Lemon13647264235_a609c2d20d_o

There is a reason why Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in homeopathic throat lozenges and therapeutic teas: it is a natural expectorant and decongestant. Eucalyptus is effective in loosening the mucus in the chest, and is a great friend to the upper-respiratory system.

Adding Lavender to the mix will help to calm your nervous system. As a natural antiseptic, it helps to cleanse and reset the body.

Lemon tops off this immune-boosting blend with powerful antibacterial properties that stimulate the immune system.

Suggestion: Mix a chest rub by dropping 1 drop of each oil per oz. into a thick, unscented cream or body oil.  Alternatively, create your own detox spa experience by adding a few drops of healing oils to your bath.

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The Magic of Vitamin E Oil

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: November 3, 2014



Vitamin E oil is an extremely concentrated topical treatment with a syrupy consistency. If you scan the list of ingredients on your moisturizer, you’ll likely find Vitamin E oil among other butters and concentrates – but it is also a powerful moisturizing agent on its own. Here are some of our favorite uses for Vitamin E oil:



Vitamin E oil is the secret ingredient to perfect cuticles (even Oprah agrees!). Natural antioxidants found in Vitamin E oil nourish the skin and prevent signs of aging, and its moisturizing qualities form a protective barrier that keep sensitive skin healthy. A roller ball applicator is an effective and no-mess way to apply this nail treatment.


Scrapes, burns, and scars

When you get scraped or burned, scar tissue is the thick layer of skin that develops around the affected area. A regular application of Vitamin E oil jumpstarts the healing process and softens the tough outer layer of skin by facilitating collagen production. It lightens marks and heals scars by speeding up the regeneration process.


Stretch marks

Vitamin E oil promotes skin elasticity, which we associate with young, healthy-looking skin. Skin elasticity also plays a role in the development of stretch marks: stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched at quick speed, and improving skin elasticity encourages the skin to spread more easily. When used preventatively, Vitamin E oil can help prevent stretch marks.





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What’s Your Signature Scent? (Video)

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Five Ingredient Detox: DIY Lemon & Lavender Facial

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: October 6, 2014

photo 2In most cities around the US, October means cooler temps and crisper air. In the Bay Area, we celebrate gourd season amidst an Indian summer – and this year has been as hot as ever! For skin care, that means not just lapping on sunscreen, but also fighting off oil that develops when heat is high.

Pores open up as a natural thermoregulatory response to heat: sweat leaves the body, which cools you off. But as this happens, toxins leave behind dirt and oil that can cause unwelcome breakouts. We’ve come up with a plant-based, DIY facial to combat the Indian Summer breakout:

What You’ll Need:

  1. Hot Water
  2. Pure Lavender Extra Essential Oil
  3. A detoxifying clay mask, such as our Montana Clay Cleansing Mask
  4. Pure Lemon Essential Oil
  5. A soft, organic, cotton washcloth

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365 Days of SPF

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: September 24, 2014

It may not be sunny, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen.

For years, we just worried about sunburn, and that made sunscreen a “summer thing”. But thanks to recent research, we have wised up to the damaging, long wavelength UVA rays that cause premature aging of the skin. (Check out this post on UVA and UVB rays for a refresher course on your sunscreen label.) Contrary to how it feels, your skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation even during colder weather. Even if it doesn’t feel “bright” outside, it’s important to remember that wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen is necessary 365 days per year. Here’s why:

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De-Coding Your SPF

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UVA, UVB, SPF: there are so many abbreviations on sunscreen labels that it can be difficult to tell which products effectively help prevent sunburn and shield from ultraviolet rays. Let us help you de-code your sun care product so that you can tell what you are really getting out of your sunscreen.

Preventing Sunburn

Let’s start with the first thing that you look at when you pick up a new sunscreen product: the SPF.

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Why Can’t You Smell Your Own Perfume?

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: September 10, 2014


New York Magazine recently posted an article about why you can’t smell your own home. When you walk into the office on Monday morning it smells familiar, and if you get a whiff of something particular, it takes you back to your childhood friend’s house. But when you walk into your own home, or smell your own clothes, and they smell like… nothing.

Scientist Pamela Dalton has spent years studying the phenomenon of getting used to smells, and recent science suggests that our inability to smell what’s habitual is actually an evolutionary advantage: becoming desensitized to everyday smells allows us to detect even the slightest change in our environment.

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Eye Cream Guide

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: September 5, 2014

When it comes to eye treatments, finding your perfect match can be difficult.

At Body Time, we carry two products that, while they work best when paired together, target very different eye area issues. Generally, we’ll recommend the anti-inflammatory Gotu Kola Eye and Face Gel to those who suffer from morning puffiness. For those who wish to eliminate or prevent fine lines and wrinkles, we’ll recommend our refining Samphire Anti-Puff Eye Cream.

But we also know that when it comes to eye creams, everything doesn’t work for everybody, and you know your skin better than anyone else. Read More…

China Rain: Our Favorite Mistake

By: bodytime1970      Date posted: July 27, 2014

In the early days of Body Time, when we were called The Body Shop, drums of A, D & E and gallons of perfume oils were kept in the back of each store, and staff members tapped kegs of body products, filling customers’ bottles on demand. Precise recipes and instructions for blending were etched into notebooks so that perfumers could mix large batches of oils on site before pouring them into the pipettes that are a staple of the store even today.

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