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Five Favorite Things

By: Body Time      Date posted: August 1, 2015

IMG_7911This week we checked in with our Production Manager, Alyssa, and asked her about five her favorite products. After all, who has better skin care tips than the woman charged with designing and selecting our product lines? It was hard to pin her down to just five things, but once we finally did, here is what she said…

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The Crown Chakra

By: Body Time      Date posted: July 22, 2015

19860198316_72700fe81c_oWe round out our chakra journey with the final energy center of the body: sahasrara, the crown chakra. Located at the top (“crown”) of the head, this chakra represents the highest level of our experience, and is the place where you are able to tap into your truest self, as well as elements of spirituality. As the final energy center of the body, chakras 1-6 help to guide you to this point. Once you arrive to begin work on the crown chakra, you are already rooted, grounded, confident, empathetic, communicative, and perceptive. The theory of non-attachment commonly comes up in yogic philosophy. Broadly speaking, “attachment” in this way can refer to things, people, activities, or even a certain state of being: always being right, looking right, saying the right thing. These deep matters of self-reflection are addressed in crown chakra work. A balanced crown chakra helps you to understand yourself as well as your place in the world. This interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence, and sense of identity, is what carries you forward. In yogic tradition, this is what leads to happiness. Read More…

Your Mind’s Eye

By: Body Time      Date posted: July 21, 2015

5626316429_e5ff8c6d20_oThe sixth chakra, ajna, is the elusive Third Eye: the vision point that sits at the center of the forehead, directly between and just above our two physical eyes. The Third Eye is traditionally considered to be the gateway to wisdom and illumination; it sees beyond illusion and past the handsome artifices that sometimes attract us. A strong ajna allows us to go beyond the physical, and to focus on the inner beauty that radiates from all beings. Read More…

Win Six Months of Body Time

By: Body Time      Date posted: July 13, 2015

On July 28th we will be celebrating the 41st birthday of our most popular fragrance, China Rain. (In case you missed last year’s post about how China Rain came to be, check it out here.)

To celebrate, we are running a contest. Everyone who spends $150 with us between now and July 28th will be entered into a contest, and your receipts will be collected in a jar.

On July 29th, we will pull five receipts from the jar and those five customers will win “Six Months of Body Time”: a hand-picked care package filled with items that we will select based on your preferences, which will be mailed to your door once monthly through January 2016!

Over the course of these six months you’ll collect items for the bath and body, along with skin care products, fragrances, and aromatherapy!

There is no coupon code necessary for this special promotion; simply give the sales associate your e-mail address when you make your purchase, and you will be automatically entered.

 

Happy Summer,

Body Time

The Fifth Chakra

By: Body Time      Date posted: July 8, 2015

4561580590_725f45eb43_oThe fifth chakra, Vishuddha, is the throat chakra: the center of connection. It where the give-and-take of interpersonal communication takes place, as well as where more intrapersonal aspects of communication – such as creativity and expression – are nurtured.

Have you ever experienced days where you feel misunderstood, or as if nobody is listening? Or felt that you’ve offended somebody by something you didn’t mean to say? Or maybe, you got choked up and couldn’t get your words out at all?

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Matters of the Heart

By: Body Time      Date posted: June 24, 2015

Latte HeartThe fourth chakra, Anahata, is the heart chakra: the first energy center that focuses inward and moves beyond the body, toward the center of compassion and love.

Anahata means unhurt, and is associated with healing, nurturing, and opening. Once the body feels safe, grounded, and centered, it is able to open. Read More…

Into the Solar Plexus

By: Body Time      Date posted: June 11, 2015

From the earth (root) and up through water (sacral), we land in the element of fire, the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus is known as the center of kinetic and physical energy in the body. It is the inner fire, the jumpstart mechanism, the power to move you forward along your journey. Because of this chakra’s tie to physical energy, it is also commonly associated with metabolism. Deficiencies in this energy center are associated with such symptoms as poor digestion, sluggishness, and heaviness.

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The Sacral Chakra

By: Body Time      Date posted: May 21, 2015

Moving upwards from the root chakra, the next energy point in the subtle body is the sacral chakra.(Orange in the image on the right.) While the root is firm, grounded energy, here, you can imagine swirls and oceanic waves. The second chakra is the water element, and it is associated with moving and shaking. Literally.  It is the grace and confidence that comes from doing what makes us tick, from unsticking ourselves from the everyday and the monotonous. A balanced sacral chakra is often associated with confidence, connection, and creativity.

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What are the Chakras?

By: Body Time      Date posted: May 14, 2015

chakrasLet’s start at the root.

In yogic tradition, energy is depicted as whirling around the subtle body, as flowing through and around seven focal points called chakras. Each chakra is located in a different part of the body and is associated with a different emotional system. It sounds like high theory, but our present-day clichés follow a similar concept: think of the butterflies in your stomach before a big date (your heart charka on high alert), of the tension headache that develops when you hear bad news (your third eye chakra in tumult). When you become stressed, how often does that manifest itself in your body?

The ideal energy flow is fluid. Imagine a well-choreographed dance of the mind, body, and soul; that is your energy expanding upwards from your root chakra all the way through the crown of your head, and to the sky. But most of us aren’t quite so lucky all the time; stresses naturally develop over the course of a balanced life, no matter how hard we try to perpetuate a constant flow of positive energy. By actively working to balance chakras, we slowly loosen these naturally-developing blocks and allow energy to burst through.

The seven chakras are root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. Traditionally the chakras are worked in order. The theory behind that is that you need a strong base and firm roots before you can begin to grow upward. That is why the first chakra is the root chakra, the energy center located at the base of the spine. (It is the red dot in the photo.)

Root is the chakra of the earth: it provides a source of comfort and strength for the body, much like the spine itself. When weak or unbalanced it can cause pain, it can send nerves shooting up and down the limbs. Our Chakra blend for the root chakra consists of earthy sandalwood, vetiver, and patchouli, of rich notes of deep bergamot and spicy ginger. A grounding yoga practice is the perfect complement to our essential oil blend 1: Root

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In Focus: Body Time Botanicals For Earth Day

By: Body Time      Date posted: April 22, 2015

Last Earth Day we celebrated our company-wide green practices. (In case you missed it: we use minimal packaging, we have a long established recycling program, we ship using biodegradable materials, and more.) This year, we are focusing in on our Botanicals Line: a true celebration of Mother Earth. In this close-up, we will show you what you’re getting when you go Botanical:


1. Organically Harvested Ingredients
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We incorporate organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. That means that you don’t have to worry that the ingredients in your product were harvested using harmful chemicals or pesticides. Our Botanicals seal is a guarantee that your product does not have a negative environmental impact.

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2. Maximized Nutritional Benefit.

The other nod to Mother Earth in our Botanicals line is the intelligent use of naturally sourced materials. Our premium-quality ingredients are specifically formulated to maximize their nutritional benefits, so that the whole product is even greater than the sum of its parts. These specifically targeted botanical pairings yield direct results.

 

3. The Essential Oil Promise.

The fragrance in your Botanicals product does not only smell sweet, it also carries aromatherapeutic benefit, and is 100% naturally derived. We use therapeutic-grade essential oils in all of our scented Botanicals products, which means that your Chamomile Lavender Face Cream contains calming chamomile oil and antiseptic lavender oil; the scent of your Gotu Kola Eye and Face Gel is precious, anti-aging rose essential oil.

 

 

What are your favorite Botanicals products? Share with us below!

 

For Today Only, receive 15% off your Body Time Botanicals purchase with the coupon code EARTHDAY2015!

 

 

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