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Ingredient Spotlight: CoQ10

Let’s talk about Coenzyme Q10, otherwise known at CoQ10. We use CoQ10 in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic as it is a naturally-occurring, vitamin-like substance which acts as an antioxidant neutralizing harmful free radicals.

CoQ10 occurs naturally in our bodies as well as animals, fruits, veggies, some oils, and legumes. While one of its functions is boosting energy production, it also works to protect us from damage to our skin. Here are some of the reasons why we love it so much and why we chose to use it in our Skin Tonic:

It fights free radical damage. Your skin gets exposed daily to dirt, makeup, and all of the outdoor elements like UV radiation and ozone pollution. CoQ10 works as an antioxidant to protect it from harmful effects while also keeping your skin supple and revitalized.

It prevents collagen damage. CoQ10 supports the body’s ability to product collagen and elastin. It also energizes cell activity which is needed to repair damage and make sure skin cells are healthy.  Energized skin cells mean healthier skin cells!

It keeps skin supple. By acting as an antioxidant and shielding your skin from impurities, CoQ10 also helps your skin hold onto its natural moisture and soak up any additional hydration you give it.

It reduces sun damage. Since CoQ10 has a potent antioxidant function, it helps protect the skin at the molecular level from the damaging effects of the sun.

Want to take advantage of the benefits of CoQ10? Grab a bottle of Skin Tonic online, which contains 18 natural and certified organic ingredients chosen for their medicinal and healing properties to rejuvenate your skin provide a healthy glow.


Ambre Blends Men’s Collection

Ambre Blends Mens Set

Hey guys, are you taking care of your facial hair and the skin underneath? You might not realize it but your skincare routine is important! And while all of our Ambre Blends products are unisex, we have created the Ambre Blends Men’s Collection designed specifically to meet the grooming needs of the modern man.

Not only do we love making you smell great with our five unisex essence oils, but our entire product line is made with a purpose behind it for your skin’s health.

Ambre Blends Face & Beard Oil: Your face will be feeling fresh, rejuvenated, and nourished while also being fortified against the effects of gaining with our Face & Beard Oil. And it’s great for more than just your skin – it also softens facial hair, making it easier to manage your mane. Created with over 12 natural and certified organic ingredients chosen for their medicinal and healing properties combined with our signature essences, the Face & Beard Oil is the perfect tonic for your skin and beard.

Use one pump into the palm of your hands and apply the oil evenly throughout your beard and face. The oil will absorb quickly and then softly radiate our signature scent all day long.

Pure Olive Oil Soap: Made with pure olive oil and other all-natural ingredients, our Pure Olive Oil Soap creates a silky smooth lather upon which your razor’s harsh effects are mitigated and replaced with a hydrating, smooth, and pleasurable shaving experience. If you’re traveling, cut your soap into smaller “travel” sizes to take with you.

Wet the soap with water and thoroughly work it between your hands to create a rich, full lather. Apply the lather generously to your face and neck, then shave and/or wash as normal.

Beard Combs/Picks: Our Ambre Blends Beard Picks and Combs are handmade in the USA by an individual craftsman using renewable sourced American Red Oak hardwoods. They are laser cut to prevision by the same craftsman who then finishes them by utilizing a three stag sanding process to achieve a smooth, snag-free comb/pick. We coat each one with our signature Ambre Blends Essence to seal the wood for longevity and to leave it smelling amazing!

Men’s Sets: If you’re looking for the full Ambre Blends experience, grab a set! We have sample sets available online so that you can try two of our top products for men (the Pure Olive Oil Soap and Beard & Face Oil) before buying the full size. We also have the Men’s Set that contains a 1oz Face & Beard Oil, Pure Olive Oil Soap, and 12ml Oil Essence. Both of these sets are available in all five of our signature essences.

 


Ingredient Spotlight: Jojoba

Skincare oils, serums, and tonics are so popular right now, and there’s a good reason why. When they contain the right ingredients, they can work wonders on your skin and hair!

That’s why we developed Ambre Blends Skin Tonic, a luxury body oil made for the purpose of rejuvenating your skin and providing a healthy glow to your face and body. It contains over 18 organic ingredients chosen for their medicinal and healing properties, one of those ingredients being jojoba.

Jojoba has been used for centuries, dating back to the 1400s when Native Americans use it for its healing properties on wounds. While jojoba oil (the liquid produced in the seeds) appears to be an oil, it’s actually a wax. Jojoba is the only plant to store liquid wax in its seeds. It shares the same molecular structure as the natural oils found in human skin, which makes it more receptive to receive antioxidants and nutrients. It mimics your skin’s natural sebum, and can condition and seal moisture into your skin without clogging your pores. Jojoba is as close to your skin’s natural oil as you can get, which is why it is so great at restoring your skin’s balance and helping your skin behave the way it was designed to.

We love jojoba because of its healing properties – it’s packed with antioxidants, omegas, and vitamins A, D, and E. This allows our Skin Tonic to work magic on your skin without the need for harmful additives or synthetic ingredients. It feels like on your skin but it is deeply hydrating. Thanks to the Vitamin E in jojoba, it helps reduce inflammation and speed up cell regeneration which makes it a great to use before and after sun exposure.

When we say our Skin Tonic makes your skin glow, we mean it. Dullness is often caused by dehydration in the skin, and thanks to the jojoba in Skin Tonic, it boosts your skin’s moisture to diminish dullness and give you the healthy glow we all want.

Take advantage of all the benefits of jojoba in our Skin Tonic – grab a bottle online today to keep your skin looking health and vibrant all year long!


What to Keep in Mind When Wearing Natural Essence Oils

Unlike synthetic perfumes and colognes, Ambre Blends Essence Oils are designed to complement your body’s natural chemistry so that every time you apply our products, your body emanates a soothing, long-lasting aroma unique to you.

We use a mix of plant-based oils to create our five essence blends. In staying true to the natural development of the plant based oils that make up our five scents, we do not add any chemical stabilizers or fixatives to our blends, so the plant-based oils will continue to naturally mature and the scent will continue to develop with time. A new bottle will not start off smelling the exact same as an old bottle as the older bottle will be further along in development. 

Various other factors can affect our blends such as exposure to light, change in temperature, and even exposure to oxygen. Also, please keep in mind that our blends are considered “skin scents.” Skin scents work with a person’s body chemistry. Body chemistry, which naturally changes and adapts to our health, diet, stress levels, environment, season, and more, is a huge factor into both how our body radiates scent and how we interpret scent.

Take a look at the things Ambre Blends can and can’t control when it comes to our natural essence oils:


Going Green for Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd and we love a holiday that celebrates going green!

Here at Ambre Blends, we are dedicated to being a green business. Not only does it create a healthy environment for our employees and customers, but it helps leads the way for social change. There are several things we do at the Ambre Blends Disco Hut to be a more sustainable, environmentally-conscious company…

Not only are we green at the office, but our staff goes green at home, too! Here’s how we’re celebrating Earth Day this weekend:

“I’m planting all my vegetables in my garden for Earth Day, and I’m also getting a lesson in how to properly compost. I’m deterring to master composting this year!”
-Ambre

“This year, we’re going to a local nursery to purchase a tree we can plant in our yard.”
-Rebecca

“On Earth Day weekend each year, I plant a milkweed plant for butterflies, monarchs specifically. I have about seven in my yard now.”
-Steph

“I had solar panels installed on my house for Earth Day. I’m looking forward to seeing what the sun can do!”
-Lizzie

“I come from a family of tree-huggers, and on Earth Day we plant trees on our family farm for generations to enjoy.”
-Amanda

“I bought a battery-powered lawn mower and weed eater to honor Mother Earth and limit my carbon footprint.”
-Jason


Charity Spotlight: kNOT TODAY

kNot Today exists to generate awareness, initiate prevention strategies, and assist in the development of innovative healing programs for sexually abused and exploited children.

kNot Today was founded by Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich and his wife Linda. While living and engaging in communities from coast to coast, they have learned all too well how big the problem is and how close it can hit to home. As parents and grandparents, they were compelled to make an impact on behalf of children everywhere.

This year, kNot Today is excited to announce their inaugural event, the Courage to Compete Bowling Competition. “Our hope for this event is to create an environment that brings people back year after year to fellowship and feel united in the fight to protect children in our community,” said Frank Reich, kNot Today co-founder.

Ambre Blends is proud to be a sponsor in the Courage to Compete Bowling Competition on April 23rd at Woodland Bowl here in Indianapolis. Each team will be led by a different celebrity captain. The evening’s Masters of Ceremony will be Larra Overton and Anthony Calhoun as teams compete not only for the best bowling score but who can raise the most money for the cause. In addition to bowling, there will be a silent auction, wine pull, photo booth, live DJ, and heavy appetizers. If you’re in the Indianapolis area and interested in participating, you can get a ticket or sponsor the event here.

Watch this short video to learn more:

 


Women-Owned Businesses We Love

Happy International Women’s Day!

As a women-owned business, we love celebrating women every day and wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our favorite women-owned businesses.

If you’re looking for the best popcorn around, look no further than Just Pop In! Their gourmet popcorn flavors will pop your socks off and we love grabbing a drink and bite to eat in their colorful cafe located in Broad Ripple Village. Owned by twin sisters Mandy and Carly, JPI is all about celebrating happiness and that’s something we can get down with.

We love using Skin Tonic to give our skin a healthy glow, and Project Gorgeous has organic skincare services that help not only your skin but your body and mind, too! Project Gorgeous owner Marianne offers services from facials to acupuncture and also specializes in preparing women for pregnancy (before, during, and after). Marianne is a licensed acupuncturist and esthetician who is passionate about organic skincare and holistic nutrition, helping clients feel beautiful both inside and out!

Need to add some sparkle to your life? Our friends at Metalmark Fine Jewelry have you covered! We love their unique jewelry collections that include a variety of metals and gemstones – there is something for everyone with their range of styles and price points. Follow them on Instagram to get the latest news on piercing parties and new pieces!

One of the most important ways we can take care of our skin is through hydration, and that includes drinking enough water. The team at Indy Soft Water makes sure we have fresh, clean drinking water available both in our office and our homes! Not only is Indy Soft Water woman-owned but they have a passion for eco-friendly water solutions from bottle-free water filtration systems to high-efficency softeners that conserve energy and water. If you live in the Indianapolis area, it’s time to go bottle-free!

Not only is 8FIFTEEN an Ambre Blends retailer, but they were one of the first retailers to carry our products! This boutique located in Broad Ripple always has fresh and unique clothing and accessories that we can’t find anywhere else in Indy. We love the items they carry so much that they outfitted our models for one of our photo shoots. Erin’s extensive fashion and retail background has made 8FIFTEEN a gem in the Indy fashion scene!

Located right around the corner from 8FIFTEEN, Lola Blu Boutique is another staple in Indianapolis. We love their handpicked selection of clothing, accessories, and gifts as well as their incredible staff. As soon as you walk in the doors, you can tell the heart and soul that has been put into this shop.

When we designed the offices at Ambre Blends, we had to include some accent walls using Eskayel‘s designs. This New York-based design brand is dedicated to sustainable innovation, and founder Shanan Capanaro’s designs come from inspiration by nature or travel. We love that she uses eco-friendly methods such as water-based pigment ink and sustainably sourced materials. On top of that, she donates a percentage of sales to environmental organizations!

We can’t forget about art! Michele Quan’s MQuan Studio makes handmade ceramic arts and objects for the home and garden, drawing inspiration from the writings and teachings of Buddhism. Located in New York, her ceramic pieces are handmade and hand-painted. “My hope is that the work serve both as objects of contemplation and as a source of encouragement, inspiring reverence.”


Ambre Blends Staff: What I’m Wearing

Our line of Ambre Blends were created to work together so that you can mix and match not only the scents you’re wearing but the different products. Don’t be afraid to try the different products in our line in different scents! We like to mix, match, and layer the products to create a scent that is unique to us and our body chemistry.

Here’s what our staff is currently wearing…

Ambre

Steph

Amanda

Lizzie

Jason

Cami

Rebecca

Megan

Adam

Scott


All About Solace

Solace Essence infuses our original Ambre Essence with a tenacious, warm vanilla, creating a calming, peaceful blend. This warm, deep scent has a woodsy musk aroma with a little sweet undertone. This essence brings comfort and attraction.

We sat down with Ambre, creator of Ambre Blends, to talk about how she created Solace!

“I created Solace in December of 2005 while I was going through a hard time. It was wintertime and I was settling into my own place. It was something that helped me heal and move through it – I could focus on something creative and it got me out of my own head. I called it Solace because it brought my comfort, and I loved the name Solace because it has a warm, comforting sound to it. I used vanilla in it, which happens to be a very comforting scent. Men also tend to gravitate towards vanilla so it’s a very unisex smell.

There is one secret ingredient in Solace that I used on a guy in Colorado, and I knew I wanted to use it because everywhere we went (even the grocery store) people would stop him and ask him what he was wearing. This is the ingredient that sets Solace apart from all other vanilla fragrances.

We had an open house the following year and that’s where I premiered Solace. I got to see it get into the hands of other people who loved it as much as I did! People who like to switch up their scent tend to like using Solace in the winter because it’s warm, inviting, and comforting.”

What People Say About Solace

“Solace is my favorite of all of the Ambre Blends scents. The touch of vanilla makes it so warm and delicious.”
-MacKenzie

“I purchased Solace after a friend gave me samples of both Solace and Ambre. I love both of these and I get so many compliments on how nice my fragrance is! I work in a hospital so overpowering perfumes are a definite no. These blends are light and pleasant.”
-Sally

“Wearing this scent felt like getting a warm hug. It calms the soul.”
-Donna

“This is not a gourmand vanilla, but rather a freshly-laundered, clothes-hung-out-on-the-line-in-sunshine vanilla. It really resembles translucent fresh air. I can’t picture anyone not liking this scent!”
-Christina


Bubble Bath is Back!

Bubble Bath is Back!

Available in limited quantities, Ambre Blends Bubble Bath is a luxury bath soak that uses natural, vegan, cruelty-free ingredients and is handmade in the USA. The Bubble Bath is formulated to moisturize and soften your skin while radiating your favorite Ambre Blends Essence.

Each bottle is 8oz and we recommend using 1oz per bath. Our products don’t contain synthetic ingredients; therefore, you’ll want to agitate it with your hands while you pour the Bubble Bath to help create bubbles, which will then settle into the water. Lay back, relax, and enjoy your bath!

What People Say About Ambre Blends Bubble Bath

“This is the second or third time I ordered the Bubble Bath. I LOVE IT, just like I love all your products.”
-Annette

“The Ambre Essence Bubble Bath is the best bubble bath I’ve ever used! My bathroom smells amazing the whole next day. And my skin feels and smells fantastic for a whole 24 hours.”
-Patti

 


All About Unmasque

Ambre Blends Unmasque Essence

Unmasque Essence unifies our original Ambre Essence with over 13 essential oils such as frankincense, blood orange, coffee, mandarin red, patchouli, sandalwood, clove, black pepper, and the scent of leather (using vegan, natural, plant-based oils). All of these botanicals and plant-based oils are used strategically to interact with each other and bring out their essence without being overpowering, which is why it is our most complex blend. It is earthy and warm while having a sweet and smooth undertone.

We sat down with Ambre, creator of Ambre Blends, to talk about how she created Unmasque!

“I started creating Unmasque in the fall. It is the most complex of the five scents in our line and it has the most ingredients in it as well. It was also the one that took the most time to develop. I called it Unmasque because it’s all about revealing your true identity, taking the mask off and showing people who you really are. It’s also about revealing your true nature. It has ingredients in it to help with balancing, calming, and promoting confidence.”

What inspired you to create Unmasque? “I wanted to do something completely different that felt good in the fall and winter. I wanted to do something where I was using a lot of oils I had not used before. Unmasque is a very unisex scent. It‘s a scent that if people like it, they love it. That’s their scent, it’s the one that they’re committed to. When I created it, I thought that people who like more of the woody, richer, dark smells would enjoy it most, but it crosses barriers to people that also prefer floral scents. I wanted to give it a unique spelling which is where Unmasque came in (not unmasked).”

What People Say About Unmasque

“This is the BEST scent EVER. I absolutely love it. It isn’t super feminine but also isn’t masculine either. It is such a unique, amazing fragrance.”
-Elizabeth

“I absolutely love love love love Unmasque! Out of all the scents, I would say this one is the brightest. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it smells sort of beauty. I really cannot get enough of it!”
-Sharon

“Unmasque is my absolute favorite of the oils, it smells amazing with a subtle yet long-lasting scent. It says on all day long, it’s unbelievable! I love all the scents in this line, you really can’t go wrong. But this oil is my favorite hands down!”
-Kelley

“I love Unmasque! The smell is so intoxicating and unique. I also have Solace and Ahnu but Unmasque is my favorite. This can be worn year-round. Try this essence, you won’t regret it!”
-Sarah

 


Natural Fragrance, aka “Skin Scents”

It’s time to take a look at your favorite perfume. Lots of popular perfumes on the market contain petroleum-derived ingredients and dangerous chemicals. Most of these ingredients should not be absorbed by your skin and into your body! In addition, with  synthetic perfumes it’s easy to overapply and smell too strong, offending others around you as you walk by.

Thankfully, there are non-toxic paraben-free options for fragrance. When using a natural fragrance, you’ll get a clean, rich scent without being overpowering or full of chemicals. It might seem like it’s barely-there, but those within your close proximity will be able to detect these clean, soft scents.

Take Ambre Essence, for example. This blend is fresh and clean but has a slightly smoky undertone. It’s subtle and delicate but deep-smelling like precious woods. It is a flirtatious scent that those around you will be able to enjoy without being overwhelmed by the smell.

Natural fragrances are also known as “skin scents.” As your body temperature heats up throughout the day, the scent will grow stronger and radiate as it mixes with your body chemistry.

But I Can’t Smell My Oil After I Apply It

One minute you smell it, the next you don’t. Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your oil – it’s simply olfactory fatigue. Our brains are programmed to tell us when there are changes in smell, not to tell us when things smell the same. As you wear an oil essence, it becomes part of your environment and your brain pushes it to the background.

Even though you might stop smelling it as the day goes on, it’s still there and others around you will be able to pick up the new scent. We hear from our customers all the time that people ask them what they’re wearing!

A great way to combat scent immunity is by switching up the scent you wear. We have five different scents in our line of oil essences that you can mix and match to keep things fresh. Grab a sample pack to try all five and pick your favorites.


Travel Tips From the Ambre Blends Staff

Ambre Blends Travel Bag Blog

Labor Day weekend is upon us, are you getting out of town for a much-needed vacation? We asked our staff their best travel tips for your next adventure, and here’s what they said…

“I carry Thieves oil spray and colloidal silver to keep me healthy on-the-go. I also have my noise-cancelling headphones so I can zen out.”
-Ambre

“My skin always dries out when on a plane. I put a healthy layer of Skin Tonic on before every flight and I always pack a lightweight scarf (any season). I use it for a blanket, a barrier, an accessory, and it can even be used as a sling.”
-Cami

“My hack is reusing plastic gum containers for earbuds, candy, gum, jewelry, water enhancement packs, etc. Also, I string my necklaces into plastic straws so they don’t get tangled.”
-Amanda

“Always bring a koozie, and never leave home without a bottle of champagne. When I arrive at a destination it’s a nice opener to the start of a fun weekend.”
-Steph

“Ask the locals their favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and boutiques. Make a point to check out some of the places they suggest.”
-Rebecca

“Backpacks are considered personal items and don’t count as a carry-on on most airlines!”
-Jason

“I put plastic wrap in between the cap and the bottle of my travel products and then screw the lid on so they won’t leak.”
-Lizzie

And don’t forget, we’ve created an Ambre Blends Travel Bag that contains some of your favorite Ambre Blends products that are approved for air travel so you don’t ever have to leave home without your favorite scent!


Retailer Roundup: Summer 2021

Ambre Blends Oil Essence Display

We’re growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! If we’re not in your area yet, we hope to be soon. Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:


pH Imbalance and Natural Deodorant: What Does It All Mean?

Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant

Do you notice that your body odor is stronger than usual? Have a sudden irritation in your underarms? Then it’s time to talk about your underarm pH balance.

Our bodies are constantly working to maintain pH balance while many factors can be working against it. Everything from what you eat and drink, medications, new products in your daily routine, stress, hormones, and more can throw off your pH balance, causing a strong underarm odor.

Natural Deodorant is most effective when your underarm pH is balanced. If you’ve noticed any of the imbalance symptoms, don’t fret – you can rebalance your underarm pH to get your pits happy and healthy once again.

Sweating is normal, but when your pH balance is restored and with continued use of natural deodorant you’ll notice less sweat and get rid of body odor. Instead, you’ll be radiating your favorite Ambre Blends Essence as your body heats up!


How to Redeem Your Ambre Blends Rewards

You’ve signed up for the Ambre Blends Rewards program and you’ve been accumulating points with your online purchases…now what? Here’s how to redeem your Ambre Blends Rewards points on your next purchase:

Go to shop.ambreblends.com and click on Ambre Rewards in the bottom right-hand corner.

Click on Sign In and login with your info.

Once you’re logged in, click on Ways to Redeem.

You will be able to see your points in the brown bar. Click on the brown button that says Redeem.

A slider will appear, and you can move it to select the number of points you want to redeem. You can redeem all of them at once or save some for later.

A unique discount code will be generated. Click Apply Code, then continue shopping online. Once you’ve added items to your cart, click on the cart icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin check out.

Once you’re in your cart, click on Check Out. Even if you’re paying with PayPal or Apple Pay, click the Check Out button to ensure your rewards are applied. You can still use PayPal or Apple Pay later in the check out process.

Check to make sure that your discount code showed up – you will see the code applied and the discounted price. You will also receive an email with your discount code. You can copy the code and insert it manually if it did not apply automatically.

From here, you can finish your checkout.


Ambre Blends 20 Year Anniversary

As we celebrate our 20th year in business, we wanted to take a look back and the major milestones that got us to where we are today. Take a look at the history of Ambre Blends!

 


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Here at Ambre Blends, we support advocacy for mental health awareness. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we have teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to share important information to save lives and help open up real conversations about mental health.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has put together a Real Convo Guide all about how to start (and continue) a conversation about mental health. “You don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health – and often, just talking about it can be the first important step in understanding where someone is with their mental health, and helping them get support or treatment if needed.”

47,511 Americans die by suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. 12 million Americans have serious thoughts of suicide, and 1.379 million Americans attempted suicide. More investment in suicide prevention, education, and research will prevent the untimely deaths of thousands of Americans each year.

If you think someone is thinking about suicide, assume you are the only one who will reach out. Have an honest conversation:

What leads to suicide? There’s no single cause. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an experience of hopelessness and despair. There are risk factors and warning signs you can learn about from AFSP. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Most people who actively manage their mental health conditions go on to engage in life.

Looking for resources? 

There are tools, resources, and creative ways to have real conversations with people in your life about mental health. Often, just talking about it can be the first important step in staying connected for yourself or someone else, and helping get support or treatment if needed. When someone is struggling, just listen. Let the other person share at their own speed. Don’t pass judgement or offer advice, just be there. We all experience mental health differently and that’s okay! Read the guides, share with friends, and discover real stories from AFSP here.


Ambre Blends Share the Love

We want to share the love, and get our customers involved, too!

Ambre Blends donates 1% of all online sales to charity, and we want to introduce you to the new charities we are supporting. When you shop online, you’ll have the chance to select one of these charities when checking out at shop.ambreblends.com.

Take a look at the organizations we’ve chosen to share the love…

Rainforest Alliance: The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal. They are building an alliance to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. The Rainforest Alliance envisions a world where people and nature thrive in harmony, and we love that!

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. ASPCA was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. As a cruelty-free company, we love their mission of helping vulnerable animals and keeping pets in safe, loving homes.

Vital Actions: Vital Actions is a grassroots non-profit that is committed to effective eco-defense and social justice. Since 2012, their teams have removed an average of 10,000 kilos of plastic debris from sensitive coastal habitats each year, rescued almost 200,000 eggs from four endangered sea turtle species, strategically planted 28,000 native trees, enacted hundreds of hours of anti-poaching and anti-illegal logging patrols in vulnerable nature reserves, and more.

World Central Kitchen: World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies through times of crisis and beyond. Founded by Chef José Andrés in 2010, WCK uses the expertise of chefs to empower people to be the solution to hunger and poverty with a focus on health, education, and jobs. World Central Kitchen currently works in Haiti, Zambia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the United States.

Operation Underground Railroad: O.U.R. was founded in December 2013 to rescue children from slavery. They have gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. Since O.U.R. was founded, they have rescued 4,100 victims and assisted I the arrests of more than 2,300 traffickers around the world. Learn more in our blog here.


Introducing Ambre Blends Hand Sanitizer

Say goodbye to 99% of germs with our new Ambre Blends hand sanitizer!

Ambre Blends hand sanitizer is formulated using plant-based ingredients that leave your skin moisturized and feeling silky. It is absorbed easily with a non-sticky, smooth feeling finish. Within a couple of seconds, your favorite Ambre Blends Essence will radiate and you’ll continue to smell that scent radiating throughout the day.

Our hand sanitizer kills over 99% of germs on contact so your hands can stay clean on-the-go. One pump is all you need for full coverage, and there are over one hundred uses per 1oz bottle. Available in all five Ambre Blends scents. Don’t forget to recycle the bottle once you’re done!

Here’s what people are saying about Ambre Blends hand sanitizer…

“Another great products! I have Ambre and Unmasque, I will definitely be ordering this again!”
-Tina

“This stuff is AMAZING. It goes on so smooth and is very hydrating, and obviously smells amazing. Thank you for this!”
-Merissa

Spread love, not germs, with Ambre Blends Hand Sanitizer.


Don’t Dump on the Pump

We get it, change is hard.

In the beginning of 2020, we upgraded our 10ml oil essence bottles from a roll-on to a pump dispenser after spending almost two years designing a new bottle and applicator. It was time for a change. These new bottles were designed specifically for Ambre Blends to give the wearer the exact amount of oil essence they need to radiate their favorite scent all day long.

We know it takes some getting used to, but we think after you use the pump for a while you won’t miss your old roll-on. Don’t dump on the pump – here are six reasons why you should love it:

  1. The 10ml pump bottles are more sanitary than the roll-ons. When you go into a retailer and try the testers, do you know how many other people have rolled that bottle onto their skin? We don’t even want to think about it. Now that retailers have the 10ml pump bottles, you don’t have to worry about who has tried the scent before you since they simply pump it into their hand.
  2. No more leaking. All roll-on bottles are a controlled leak to dispense oil. Unfortunately, we have no control over how the oil comes out of the bottle over time. The roll-ons either came out too fast or the oil wasn’t coming out enough – we even had bottles leaking on airplanes due to the air pressure. With the 10ml pump bottles, we don’t have issues with leaking thanks to eliminating the rollerball.
  3. The 10ml pump bottles protect the integrity of the oil. Every time you use the roll-on, the stainless steel ball that dispenses the oil onto your skin also picks up any other products you might have on your skin and deposits it back into the bottle. The rollerball picks up everything from sweat to spray tans to bacteria on your skin. With the pump bottles, the dispenser doesn’t make contact with your skin, protecting the oil inside.
  4. One pump gives you the perfect amount of oil. When designing the new bottles, we created the dispenser to pump out the amount you need to radiate all day long. When using the old roll-ons, some people didn’t use enough oil and others used way too much oil. With the pump bottles, one pump is all you need. One pump per day should make your bottle last approximately three months, and you can even use a half of a pump if you’d like to use less.
  5. The pump bottles encourage correct oil application. Because this is a natural essence, it needs heat and friction to activate. With the pump bottles, you put one pump into your hand and rub it onto your forearms, back of your neck, onto your chest, and even into the tips of your hair. This is how the product was intended to be worn – activated by your body heat and body chemistry.
  6. It’s easy to refill. The new 10ml pump bottles twist on and off, making it easier than ever before to refill with a 30ml refill bottle.

In addition to these six reason why we love the pump bottles, you might notice our new packaging had ditched the stick-on labels and now has our logo printed directly on the bottle. After you start using the pump bottle, we think you’ll understand why we’re so excited about this new packaging. Put the roll-on down and pick up a pump!


Ambre Blends Travel Bags

Are you ready for an adventure? Whether you’re hitting the open road or flying high in the skies to your next destination, don’t ever leave home without your Ambre Blends.

We’ve created an Ambre Blends Travel Bag that contains some of your favorite Ambre Blends products that are approved for air travel. Available in all five essences, each Travel Bag includes:

Each Travel Bag is packaged in a reusable, eco-friendly PEVA (recycled phthalate-free) vinyl bag with hemp sides and trim. Not only are the Travel Bags great to take along on a trip, but they’re a great way to get introduced to some other products in our line. Haven’t tried the Skin Tonic? Layer it with the Body Cream to keep your skin hydrated on a long flight. Need to freshen up while you’re on the road? A few swipes of our Natural Deodorant will do the trick.

“I absolutely love this set! It’s one of my favorite things to gift to friends and myself. As someone who travels quite a bit, bringing these amazing aromas with me help me feel more at home when I’m on the road.”
-Amber

“These travel sets are the best! They make for a perfect gift. If it weren’t for this set, I might not have ever tried the natural deodorant. And now I haven’t switched back to any other deodorant. This is also how I got hooked on the Skin Tonic. Seriously the best gift you can give or receive.”
-Melia

“I love being able to get all of my favorite Ambre Blends products in this travel bundle and having these products with me when I do travel. Being a person who flies regularly, I love that I have no issue getting these through!”
-Amanda


Ambre’s Morning Routine

The first thing I do in the morning is make my infused water. I make it with mint, lemon, lime, ginger, and cucumber. I drink the whole thing and then I pour my morning coffee. I’ve gotten out of the routine of starting with coffee because it eats your stomach lining and gives me jitters…it’s not a good way to start the day. So I start with the water, take my morning supplements (Juice Plus+ fruit and vegetable blends, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin B, zinc, and a CBG immune booster), and then have my coffee.

I take my coffee and go upstairs to what I call “the retreat” and meditate. Right now I’m a student in the A Course in Miracles, and I cannot do my day without it. I read the daily lesson and go right into the meditation. Once I’m done with my lesson, I write in my journal what I got from the lesson after I’ve meditated on it. All of that takes me about 10-20 minutes – not much time, but it makes a huge impact on how the rest of my day goes.

Sometimes I’ll grab a piece out 28 Secrets to Glow Up – it’s tips for health, energy, and radiance by my dear friend Marianne Talkovski. She’s here locally in Indy and is an esthetician, acupuncturist, and certified life coach. She has this awesome book out about all these ways you can glow up, so I’ll open it up and it’s always the right secret at the right time. After that, I walk down the hall to wake up my kids and get them ready for school.

After the kids are off to school I head downstairs to workout. Today I’m doing yoga, and I’m always accompanied by my dog Louie.

Now it’s time to get ready to head out for the day. I switch up my skincare routine and the scent I’m using every 6-12 weeks. Right now, it’s super dry out and it’s winter so I’m using GOOPGLOW Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Glow Serum on my face every morning. I follow that up with Eminence Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum (I’m obsessed with this stuff). Then I top it off with Ambre Blends Skin Tonic. Sometimes, I may even add a little bit of CBD salve from Green Cherry Organics for an extra layer of hydration on top of the Skin Tonic.

Today I’m using the Ahnu Natural Deodorant and then using the Ahnu Spritzer all over, and then I grabbed the Ambre Oil Essence because I like mixing that with Ahnu. On my body, I’m using the Ahnu Skin Tonic layered with the Body Cream since it’s dry outside – it’s the perfect time to use both at the same time since it lasts all day. Then I get dressed, grab my infused water, and head out the door to work!


Customer Spotlight: Dana Kofsky, Wellness Stylist

Meet Dana Kofsky, a lifestyle, nutrition, and corporate wellness expert who created Wellness Styled. Wellness Styled identifies issues and blocks that may be keeping you from living the life you desire. Dana works with you to transform how you live, eat, feel, and experience to live a happier and healthier life.

What is a wellness stylist, you ask? “A wellness stylist is a coach for all things wellness,” said Dana. “I style every aspect of people’s life and guide them through things in their life that they want to shift. We start with diet and move through creating healthier habits and thoughts in their life, creating a better well being! You would want a wellness stylist because it’s like having your own personal support system to help inspire you and motivate you to create and live your best life, feeling your best in body, mind and spirit.”

Dana believes in a nontoxic lifestyle just like we do here at Ambre Blends. “Just like you are what you eat, you are what you wear. So many of us are unaware of the impact that what we put on our bodies can absorb into our system and create high levels of toxins that can lead to disease and illness. I HIGHLY encourage my clients to be mindful of ingredients in their food just as they would benefit from reading ingredients on a label. If you don’t know how to pronounce it, chances are your body won’t know what it is and will metabolize it as a toxin.”

We asked Dana what some of her other favorite products are to use in her daily life. “I have very sensitive skin so researching the products is at the top of my list. My highlight reel of brands are Le Purnier Plum Beauty Oil, Odacite Black Mint Cleanser, Live Botanicals Hormonal Harmony Calming Oil,  Hurraw! Lip Balm, and Thrive Cosmetics mascara, just to name a few.”

In her spare time, Dana loves to workout, connect with people, watch TV, go out to fun dinners, and learn. She recently moved to Austin, TX from Los Angeles, craving a more easy-going lifestyle that is fun, grounded, and with some good ole’ southern charm.

“Dana has been ordering from Ambre Blends for years,” said Ambre Blends Director of Sales & Partner, Stephanie Harris. Dana orders our entire line and shares her love of our product line with her family and friends. She is as kind as can be and we absolutely adore her!”

Dana placed her first Ambre Blends order on February 8, 2016 after discovering it while hugging a friend. “The original Ambre Essence scent is my favorite,” Dana said. “I have a pretty serious Ambre routine as I am addicted to the scent! I shower twice a day, so one time I use the Bubble Bath and the other I use the Olive Oil Soap. Then, I follow up with a layer of the Ambre Body Cream, and then I use the oil on the “hot” points on my body. In between, I spray my room and my body with the Ambre Spritzer (being very mindful of avoiding it spraying on the walls). I can’t get enough!! What’s not to love about Ambre Blends? The customer service is top notch. It’s a small company with a phenomenal product that’s clean and smells delightful.”


Retailer Roundup: Winter 2020-2021

Ambre Blends Oil Essence Display

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:


Natural Fragrances vs Synthetic Perfumes: What You Need to Know

Do you know the different between natural and synthetic fragrances? The popularity of natural fragrances is quickly on the rise – they are concentrated with less fillers, stick to your skin longer, and aren’t full of dehydrating chemicals. And you get the added bonus of knowing that everything your skin is absorbing is safe and suitable for most skin types.

The majority of synthetic fragrances are made from petrochemicals, which have been linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity, allergies, and more. These petrochemicals are absorbed into your skin and breathed into your lungs every time you use products that contain synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrances can be hidden in everything from cosmetics and skincare to cleaning products and candles.

Synthetic fragrances tend to be more offensive to those around you than natural fragrances. You know the feeling of walking into a department store and having your senses assaulted by the harsh smell of dozens of perfumes. When you wear synthetic perfumes and colognes, it’s very likely you’re causing those in your path to be offended from the overwhelming odor.

Natural Fragrances are Long Lasting

On average, natural fragrances will last anywhere from six to 15 hours. We read comments from our customers all the time saying they can smell their Ambre Blends on their clothes or skin a full day later. Synthetic fragrances last for an average of one to three hours. Dry skin has a hard time holding onto scent, and when you use a synthetic fragrance that contains alcohol it can contribute to your skin drying out even more. On the other hand, natural fragrances are sometimes known as “skin scents” because as your body temperature gradually increases, the scent begins to grow stronger.

Natural Fragrances Aren’t Overpowering

Natural fragrances such as Ambre Blends oil essences are alcohol-free and have a clean, rich, true scent. Since our oil essences are alcohol-free, they have a long shelf life – you’ll notice that the longer you have your oil essences the stronger they will get. Synthetic fragrances have a scent that is harsh, overbearing, and overpowering. Since synthetic fragrances are made with 80-97% alcohol, they have a short shelf life due to alcohol evaporation.

Natural Fragrances are Great for Sensitive Skin

Since natural fragrances use natural ingredients, they are less likely to cause allergic reactions. Natural fragrances also tend to have fewer ingredients to emit a richer aroma. Synthetic fragrances are full of fillers and chemicals, which means a much higher probability of causing an allergic reaction. If you have sensitive skin, it’s time to switch to a natural fragrance!

Natural Fragrances are Moisturizing

Natural fragrances are made with oils that will assist in nourishing and moisturizing your skin, helping it to retain the scent on your skin longer. You and only those close to you will experience the pleasant, natural aromas, not leaving a trail of odor behind you like traditional perfumes and colognes. Due to the high alcohol content in synthetic fragrances, these will remove your natural body oils causing dry skin. They are also highly flammable.

After seeing how natural and synthetic fragrances stack up to each other, which would you rather put on your skin? We think the choice is clear.


Thanksgiving 2020: Why We’re Thankful

We took some time this week to reflect on what we’re thankful for this year. Don’t forget to take a few moments this week to give thanks. Here’s a dose of gratitude from our Ambre Blends family!

“We are so grateful for our loyal customers and retailers that have continued to support us all of these years. This year in particular has amplified that feeling and we will never forget it. And I am so grateful for the best staff ever!”
-Ambre

“I am most thankful for all the love in my life, nature, and my big baby boy Mojo (my dog).”
-Alli

“I’m thankful for the good health of myself and my loved ones. I am also thankful for all of the incredible people in my life that make my world a better place.”
-Lizzie

“I’m thankful it doesn’t cost a thing to smile and you don’t have to pay to laugh.”
-Scott

“As always, I am most thankful for the health of my family and friends. This year, having three daughters, I am especially grateful for the Vice President Elect having shattered the glass ceiling.”
-Cami

“Aside from my job and our health, I’m thankful for my husband, who is facilitating ALL of the e-learning for both of our boys while I am at work. Are you smarter than 3rd grader?!”
-Amanda

“After a rough 2020, I am most thankful for the physical and mental health of my family and friends. I am also thankful for the loyal support of our Ambre Blends customers and retailers who have helped us weather such unprecedented times.”
-Adam

“I am thankful for the humbleness and growth that this year provided. I’m thankful for the kindness, the generosity, and the support of my friends and family.”
-Jason

“I am forever thankful for my family and friends, good music, and the great outdoors. This year, I am especially thankful for the extra time I’ve had with my husband and daughter, and a job where I am surrounded by friends who feel just like family.”
-Rebecca

“I am thankful for our Ambre Blends customers, the Ambre Blends team, my family, and my awesome pup Lemon!”
-Steph


All About Ambre Blends Pure Soy Wax Candles

We all love burning our favorite candles at home – whether it’s winter and you want to get cozy or it’s summertime and you’re enjoying your favorite scent. But did you know that the majority of your scented candles are made from synthetic fragrances which can put your health at risk?

While scented candles are great for creating a relaxing ambiance, some candles can emit hazardous chemicals when you burn them such as benzene and toluene, which can cause damage to the brain, lungs, and central nervous system as well as cause developmental difficulties in children. Frequent use of candles with synthetic fragrances can lead to allergies, asthma, and even cancer.

Introducing: Pure Soy Wax Candles

We’ve created a 100% pure soy wax candle with a wooden wick that is organic, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and sourced from FSC-certified mills.  Our candles come in Solace or Unmasque Essence housed in a recyclable clear glass jar. The 11oz candles burn for 100+ hours and the 3oz candles burn for 30+ hours, all while emanating the aroma of the natural essence – we don’t ever use any synthetic fragrance in our products!

The 3oz pure soy wax candles are great for smaller rooms such as a bath or laundry area, while the 11oz pure soy wax candles work well in bedrooms or living rooms.

Burning Your Candle

For best results, trim the wooden wick to between 1/4 to 1/2 inch before lighting. On your first use, tiny sparks and crackling may occur. Our wooden wicks burn slowly with a small flame to extend the candle’s life and help keep your air clean.

To maximize your candle’s burn time, do not extinguish the flame until the entire top layer of wax is melted to the edges. Blowing out your candle too soon could cause the candle to “tunnel” or only burn down the middle. When your candle tunnels, the wick cannot get enough oxygen to burn and will make it hard to light in the future.

After your first burn, it’s best to keep the wood wick trimmed – pinch off the split part of the wooden wick before you light it again to help maintain the wick and keep your candle lit.

What People Are Saying

“I’m super sensitive to synthetic scents, especially candles, so I was so excited to see that Ambre Blends made these pure candles. They are the only ones that I like to burn and use because I’m not coughing or reacting to them like I would a typical store-bought candle. Plus the Solace scent is so unique that you can’t help but want to use it all the time.”
-Ami

“This was given to me as a gift and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another one! Perfect for mommy’s quiet time (which doesn’t happen very often) when I take a bath. Love the smell and amazed at how long the scent lingers. Love it!”
-Camilla


Staff Spotlight: Scott Vanzo

Ambre Blends Staff Spotlight Scott Vanzo

Meet the newest member of the Ambre Blends team, Scott Vanzo! Scott has been with Ambre Blends since November of 2019. He came on to help us get through the holiday season and then we never let him go! You can find Vanzo picking, packing, processing, and shipping orders as well as helping out in production.

What is a day in the life of Vanzo like? Other than Ambre Blends, I enjoy nature, sand volleyball, live music, lake life – a free living lifestyle.

What is your favorite part about working at Ambre Blends? More than anything, I appreciate that Ambre Blends is not just a place of employment, but a family.

What is your favorite product/essence at Ambre Blends? Solace is my most used essence. Next to the oils, I use the Skin and Beard Tonic and Body Cream most often.

What was your first job? My first job was bagging groceries any Joe O’Malias for $4.35/hour.

What is one fun fact about you that most people don’t know? I have worked for all of Ambre’s siblings with exception of Josh.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Spending time at my family’s lake property.

Why should people use Ambre Blends products? It’s locally made (with love) in Indianapolis with all natural products. Win-win.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences of working at Ambre Blends? We had an opportunity to work with Central Indiana Land Trust. We planted over 1000 trees and learned about central Indiana flora and fauna.

One piece of advice? If I could convey a message to the world it would be to live present in every moment of every day…nothing is promised, but not to worry because everything happens exactly as it is supposed to.


Probiotics in Natural Deodorant: What You Need to Know

Do you take probiotics for gut health? Not only are they great to put in your body, but they’re also useful to put on your body.

We use probiotics as one of the ingredients in Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant for its antibacterial properties. Did you know that one of the reasons you get body odor isn’t because of sweat, but because of the bad bacteria in your armpits? Essentially, your armpits are their own tiny ecosystem full of bacteria that feed off of sweat, which is turn gives off body odor. But sweat by itself is actually odorless! When the bad bacteria mixes with your sweat, that’s where you run into smelly pits.

Since Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant is not an antiperspirant, we use probiotics and other antibacterials such as coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract to combat the bad bacteria that can be hanging out on your skin. Probiotics are good bacteria that benefit your body by balancing out the bad and creating a healthy microbiome on your skin. Combine that with your favorite oil essence and you’ll be odor-free after applying.

It’s Okay to Sweat

Please keep in mind that sweating is a natural and necessary body process. When you use synthetic deodorants and antiperspirants, you are preventing this natural process thereby keeping toxins in your system by clogging your pores. Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant is not an antiperspirant, so you will still perspire as your body works to rid itself of toxins. Even though you’ll still sweat, the natural ingredients in our deodorant will do their job to get rid of your underarm odor.

Using Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant

It’s easy to switch to an aluminum-free natural deodorant. Here’s what we recommend when using ours:

  1. Hold the deodorant stick up to your armpit for a few seconds to let it naturally warm up and soften before applying.
  2. Swipe back and forth three to five times at most. Yes, you read that correctly, five times at most. You don’t need to use a lot of deodorant for it to be effective. Using more deodorant than necessary can actually irritate your skin.
  3. Apply to the center of your armpit when hair growth naturally occurs.

After continued use of Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant, you’ll notice that you will naturally sweat less. Our deodorant is 100% pure, all-natural, and free of all toxins. Are you ready to make the switch?


Ambre Blends & Operation Underground Railroad

Ambre Blends is proud to stand up against child trafficking by donating 1% of every online purchase to Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.).

O.U.R. was founded in December 2013 to rescue children from slavery. They have gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. Since O.U.R. was founded, they have rescued 4,100 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 2,300 traffickers around the world.

The O.U.R. Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world. Once victims are rescued, recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors beings. They provide shelter, food, and therapy to the victims while following their process to ensure that predators are arrested, tried, and convicted.

Today, two million children worldwide live as sex slaves, and 73 million children under 12 years old are forced laborers. O.U.R. works to free the children and then break the cycle.

What is Human Trafficking?

As defined by the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Millions of adults and children here and around the world are trafficked for labor and sex. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.

Human trafficking looks different in every city, state, and country. You can read more about human trafficking is in O.U.R.’s blog.

It’s time to get loud and rise up – children need our voices more than ever!


All About Rosehip Oil

You may have heard the hype about rosehip oil – it’s known for being a superstar in skincare for its anti-aging effects.

Rosehip oil is made from the small fruit that sits beneath the rose; it’s a pressed seed oil that has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. It’s shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties while being loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. We love the skincare benefits that it provides, which is why we included it as an ingredient in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic.

Benefits of Rosehip Oil

Grab a bottle of Skin Tonic and apply after drying off from your shower or bath – your skin will soak up the benefits of rosehip oil!


All About Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose is a perennial flowering plant native to North and South America. The oil from the seeds has many medicinal purposes, from treating eczema to psoriasis to acne.

History of Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose Oil has been popular since the 17th century for its medicinal purposes. It is traditionally referred to as the “King’s Cure-All,” as historically it was believed to have “majestic benefits” and “honorable properties,” making it fit for Kings and Queens.The seeds, fresh flowers, leaves, roots, and essential fatty acids were used in medicine to address not only skin issues but also symptoms of diabetes, menstruation and menopause, POS, rheumatism, impotence, fatigue, asthma, and more. In traditional Chinese medicine, Evening Primrose Oil is used to address circulation, inflammation, and female reproductive system issues.

Evening Primrose in Skincare

Evening Primrose is not only soothing and moisturizing, but it is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Due to the fatty acids, it is used in skincare to improve your skin’s elasticity, leaving it feeling supple. It is also beneficial to mature skin as it can help the texture of peeling or flaking skin. Evening Primrose can assist with a health and rejuvenated complexion due to its astringent and softening properties. Another benefit to Evening Primrose Oil is that is can help other ingredients absorb more readily into skin.

Overall, Evening Primrose Oil is great for the general health of your skin since it helps supply nutrients and fatty acids. This helps skin appear more youthful and prevents wrinkles.

You can find Evening Primrose Oil in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic as well as the Beard & Face Oil. These tonics were developed exclusively for the purpose of rejuvenating skin and providing a healthy glow to your face and body, which is why we chose to include Evening Primrose Oil in them!


Share the Love: Black Girls CODE and Black Girl Ventures

Ambre Blends is proud to share the love with organizations that have a mission we believe in. As a female-owned business, we want to support the advancement of Black girls and Black female entrepreneurs, which is why we’re donating 5% of our online sales for the month of June to Black Girls CODE and Black Girl Ventures. We believe that women can drive a change in the business world and make a huge impact on the economy. We’re proud to support and empower these women, and can’t wait to see how they change the world!

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that Black girls can code, and also do so much more. Their vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the US by 2020 and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

Find out more about them at https://www.blackgirlscode.com, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

Black Girl Ventures is a culturally converging ecosystem igniting economic security, civic engagement, and hyperlocal infrastructure at the intersection of STEM education and entrepreneurship for Black and Brown woman-identifying founders, funders, and veterans. Their mission is to provide Black and Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, education, and leadership development in order to meet business milestones that lead to economic advancement through entrepreneurship.

Find out more about them at www.blackgirlventures.org, on Facebook, and on Instagram.


Ambre Blends Bath Set

Ambre Blends Solace Bath Set

Make some time for self-care and turn your bathroom into a private spa with an Ambre Blends Bath Set! We have everything you need for the ultimate luxurious bath time routine.

Our Bath Set comes complete with all our best bath products to give you an incredible, rejuvenating, bubbly bathing experience. Available in all five essences, the Bath Set includes Bubble Bath, Soak, and a Pure Olive Oil Soap.

Bubble Bath

Ambre Blends Bubble Bath is a luxury bath soak that uses natural, vegan, cruelty-free ingredients and is handmade in the USA. The Bubble Bath is formulated to moisturize and soften your skin while radiating your favorite Ambre Blends Essence.

Each bottle is 8oz and we recommend using 1oz per bath. Our products don’t contain synthetic ingredients; therefore, you’ll want to agitate it with your hands while you pour the Bubble Bath to help create bubbles, which will then settle into the water. Lay back, relax, and enjoy your bath!

Soak

Ambre Blends Soak is a mineral-rich, natural, therapeutic bath soak. This product is ideal for skin care, detoxifying, and relaxing tired, achy muscles while also leaving your body to radiate your favorite scent. A salt soak is a great way to practice self-care after a workout, yoga session, or stressful day. With each jar of Soak, you’ll also get a piece of rose quartz on top!

We recommend using 2oz of Soak in your bath, but you can use more if you feel like you need more. Shake it into the bath while the water is running and swirl it around the tub. You’ll notice the clay may alter the color of your bath. If you have a little bit of leftover residue at the end, simply rinse is out while your bath is still wet. Don’t worry, it won’t clog your drains; all the ingredients in the Soak come from the earth and will be going back into the earth as you wash them away.

Pure Olive Oil Soap

Ambre Blends Pure Olive Oil Soap is a healthy, rejuvenating bar that is high in antioxidants and packed with natural ingredients that are nutritious for your skin. It’s great for your body and face, feeds and nourishes your skin, leaving it silky and hydrated.

To use Ambre Blends Olive Oil Soap, thoroughly work the soap in your hands to form a rich lather and use it on your body and face as part of your daily wash. Afterwards, your skin will radiate the alluring aroma of the essence of your choice. You can also use is at a moisturizing shave bar that won’t leave any residue behind.


Ambre Blends Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Ambre Blends mothers day gift guide

Mother’s Day is looking a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your mom something she’ll love!  We’ve put together a list of 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas that your mom can put to use now or look forward to use later.

Popcorn. The perfect companion to a night of Netflix, send your mom a popcorn delivery. There are so many different flavor combinations available now, and you can get a bag of pops shipped directly to your mom’s doorstep. Check out our favorite tasty treats from Just Pop In! You’ll love their popcorn with personality, and your mom will love it, too.

Oil Essence. Scent is the strongest link to memory, so why not give your mom a gift that will remind her of you every time she wears it? Now could be the perfect time to help your mom switch from a synthetic fragrance to a natural option like Ambre Blends. Or maybe she’s already made the switch and needs a refill with one of our 30ml bottles. Either way, it’s a win-win!

Jade Roller. Give your mom the gift of self-care with a jade roller or gua sha stone. These facial tools can help give your mom glowing skin, and she can easily use them in the comfort of her own home. Our friends at Project Gorgeous sell beautiful facial rollers, gua sha tools, and facial sets that will help your mom depuff, soothe, and lift her skin through the art of facial massage, rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, for a radiant glow.

Massage. Treat your mom to a massage for Mother’s Day! Your mom works hard, and a massage will let her indulge in deep relaxation and stress-relief. If you’re in the Indianapolis area, we love using Knead Therapeaceto pamper ourselves and our moms – you can buy a gift card for a massage at their Fishers studio or for an in-home treatment.

Skincare. Everyone loves having glowing, healthy, and hydrated skin. That’s why we created the Skin Renewal Set that contains Ambre Blends Body Cream and Skin Tonic. When you mix the two together, you can use it all over your body to seal in moisture and nutrients. It’s like a power-packed smoothie for your skin! Available in three sizes (large, small, and sample) and in all five essences.

Art. If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, consider shopping for a new piece of artwork for your mom. Artwork is something your mom can enjoy and cherish every day. We love Walter Knabe’s work – he even has a Mother’s Day selection of gift items on his website!

Facial. Another way to pamper your mom on Mother’s Day is with a gift card for a facial. Let mom sit back and relax with a customized facial treatment. She’ll be glowing both inside and out. If you’re in the Indianapolis area, grab a gift card from Sara Brown at Skin Ritual!

Bath Products. Between working from home, helping your kids with e-learning, and simply navigating this uncertain time, your mom will love the chance to press pause and escape for some self-care in the form of a bath. Treat her to an Ambre Blends Bath Set that includes our best bath products for an incredible, rejuvenating, bubbly bathing experience.

Hair Salon Gift Card. How long has it been since your mom had a chance to get her hair done? We’re all missing our favorite salons right now, so brighten your mom’s post-quarantine day by treating her to a new ‘do! From blowouts to hair products to an entirely new style, grab a gift card from your mom’s favorite salon. French Pharmacie here in Indianapolis makes it easy to order hair products and gift cards online so you don’t even have to leave your house!

Puzzles. Find a fun, new puzzle for your mom to enjoy while staying home on Mother’s Day. She can get a head start on her own or save it for a family game night.  Gallery 116 has a variety of puzzles to choose from, and even a Super Mom Gift Box that includes all sorts of goodies, including a puzzle!

 


Share the Love: Americares

Ambre Blends is proud to share the love with charitable organizations. We are donating 1% of every online purchase to Americares to fight the COVID-19 pandemic from critical supplies to education, training, and other support.

What is Americares

When people are in crisis, Americares makes sure that health comes first. Their emergency programs help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Americares provides millions of people around the world access to medicine and supplies. Their clinical services deliver quality health care for people who have none. They create and support sustainable programs that strengthen community health.

Americares Response to COVID-19

Currently, Americares is using every resource to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with partners here in the United States and around the world. They are focused on ensuring that frontline health workers can stay safe and continue to do life-saving work on behalf of patients with COVID-19, and those in need of care for other essential health services and life-threatening conditions. This takes a coordinated effort between federal, state, and local authorities, global and local nonprofits, community action, and all of us. That’s a cause we can get behind!

Americares is delivering protective supplies including masks, gowns, gloves, and disinfectants, as well as leading support groups and skill-building workshops for health workers in COVID-19 hot spots. Americares has provided protective gear and infection control supplies to health facilities in the United States, the Bahamas, Haiti, Hondurus, India, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Tanzania. In the US alone, Americares has delivered 23 tons of protective supplies to health facilities in 38 states with more international and domestic shipments planned.

“You have the power to change the course of this global disaster by following the basic steps of preparedness, prevention, and protection – the keys to slowing the infection rate of the global pandemic and keeping our health system from being overwhelmed. This means washing your hands, social distancing, covering your cough, and not touching your face. And the most important step now: stay home, stop the spread, save lives.”

You can get more facts ad information about COVID-19 from Americares on their webpage which is updated daily with the latest information. Americares gets an A rating with Charity Navigator, with 98.9% of their total expenses spent on the programs and services they deliver. They’ve also been vetted by GlobalGiving.


New Packaging Alert!

We’ve made a design shift with our 10ml pure essence oils…and we’re PUMPED to tell you about it!

Introducing our new 10ml Pure Oil Essences, with a pump! Our new 10ml packaging and applicator was specifically designed to give you the exact amount of oil essence you need to radiate our Ambre Blends scents all day long. More importantly, the pump forces you to rub in the oil essence, creating the friction and heat necessary to immediately help activate the aroma of Ambre Blends, and your body heat and chemistry will take it from there.

Highlights of Our New Packaging

Another reason we’re excited about the new 10ml pumps because it will better protect the integrity of the oil essence. You won’t be rolling up anything that’s on your skin into the bottle (lotion, bacteria, a spray tan, etc.) but simply pumping the pure oil essence into your hand to use. The new bottles are to refill with a twist on/off pump applicator, so you can stock up with a 30ml that will refill your pump three times while saving you money.

One pump dispenses the perfect amount of oil, and a 10ml bottles with a pump last an average of three months. It’s the same oil as before, simply a new bottle design that we love…and we think you’re going to love it, too!


Introducing Ambre Blends Rewards

Valentine’s Day is coming up and we want to spread some love to our loyal customers by introducing our new Ambre Blends Rewards Program!

Log into your account and click “Join Now” to start earning 5% rewards on every product purchased online at shop.ambreblends.com. The rewards you earn can then be used on future purchases!

It’s easy to sign up! Once you’re on the shop page, you see the Ambre Rewards button in the lower right-hand corner.

 

Click on “Ambre Rewards” and you’ll have the option to log in or create an account.


That’s it!

When you shop online, it will keep track of your points that you can use on future purchases. To use the points, you will see an option at checkout to either use your accrued points or save them for a later purchase. You can check the status of your points by clicking on that button in the bottom righthand corner every time you log in to the shop page.

Thank you for being a loyal Ambre Blends customer!


Retailer Roundup: Winter 2019-2020

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:


Wrapping Up 2019 and Looking Forward to 2020

Ambre Blends Team

I can’t believe how fast this year went by! Ambre Blends has an energy of its own, and that energy helped us rock out 2019 while preparing us for what’s ahead in 2020.

We had another year of growth – we’re constantly growing. The number of retailers that have picked up our products has expanded more than ever before and we have a plan for 2020 to continue that growth. If we’re not in your area yet, we hope to be soon! In addition to growing our retailers, our Ambre Blends team has also grown in 2019. Jason, Lizzie, and Vanzo have joined the Ambre Blends family and we can’t imagine life without them.

A lot of this year was preparing for what’s going to happen next year. We have a lot of fun things on the horizon for 2020 including new products and packaging.  We’ve got something coming in the way of new packaging that we’re really pumped about and I know our customers are going to get excited about too. We’ve been working for a long time on this, and we’re in the final stages of testing before we can share it with you.

For our loyal customers, we’re getting ready to launch a new program in early 2020 that we know you’ll be excited to learn about. Make sure you’re signed up for our email list and following us on social media so that you’ll be the first to know about it. Details will be coming soon!

We’re very excited to kick off 2020 by shutting down the studio for the holidays and taking our team to celebrate the great year we had in 2019 by going to the Dominican Republic for some fun and sun in January.

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, and to see the team here at Ambre Blends step up and support this company makes me so proud. I’m really excited about 2020 and what it has in store for us. Thank you for supporting Ambre Blends and being on this journey with us. Happy holidays!

-Ambre Crockett, Owner + Creator of Ambre Blends


Staff Spotlight: Lizzie Redman

Lizzie Redman newest team member of Ambre Blends

We have a new member of the Ambre Blends family, but she’s actually been part of Ambre’s literal family for years. Meet Lizzie!

Lizzie came on board in our production department a few months ago, and she happens to be Ambre’s sister-in-law. “Lizzie is a delight to work with,” said Ambre. “Her humor over everything adds to the charm of this place. She is eager to learn and very much a team player. We appreciate her willingness to try new things along with her fun joyful spirit. She fits right in and we are all happy she is here!”

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? The atmosphere and the team. It’s such a welcoming, zen and cool place.

What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? Lately I’ve been loving these organic sheet masks. I’ve tried a few toothpastes, but I haven’t found “the one.”

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? I’m obsessed with the Skin Tonic. I love using the essence-free version on my face, neck and décolleté. It makes my skin soft, it’s anti-aging, hydrating and it gives the best little dew finish.

What is a day in your life like? COFFEE! When I get to the Disco Hut, I jump right in on making the next product or finishing one from earlier in the week. Some of Ambre Blends products take a few days to complete. It’s always a good day at Ambre Blends. Especially when your boss tells you to turn your music UP!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Besides Bravo TV, cuticle care, and online shopping? I love being with my family and friend, going to the movies, and eating.

Why do you think people should be using Ambre Blends products? Everything we produce is handmade. From making to packaging to labeling. We care about Ambre Blends so much and we make everything with a passion. This natural essence is amazing because it blends with your own pheromones to make a special mix for you. It’s fun to mix the oils and see what combos you can come up with. You can do a different essence from head to toe.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? I get so proud when I finish a batch of something. It makes me feel good knowing that someone is going to love what I made.

What was your first job? I was a hostess at Chilli’s. It was fun. I enjoyed chatting with all the people that came in. Thank your for calling Chili’s, home of the presidential margarita. How can I help you?

What do you want people to know? What Ambre has created is such a different and dope way to smell good and feel beautiful and be confident in yourself. She truly cares about every product and the people who wear them. All the people on the AB team play a pivotal part in what you see and smell. The team works hard to make you be glam!


Yoga at Ambre Blends

I think it is important to create a healthy atmosphere and lifestyle not just at home but at your workplace, too. Everyone at Ambre Blends was on board and excited when we decided to stop each week for an hour and practice yoga together. It not only brings us closer as a team but it also helps us individually with focus, alleviating stress, increasing productivity, and overall well-being.

Our teacher, Sara Brown (who is truly the best), puts so much into her lessons. She infuses meditation with an affirmation or lesson on top of the work (we practice all types of yoga). She puts so much into each class including customizing a playlist each week, which always hits the soul in the right way every time!

We asked Sara about her experience teaching yoga at Ambre Blends, and here’s what she had to say:
“I am not shy about sharing how incredibly grateful I am to be guiding at Ambre Blends. I share with the staff frequently that it is my favorite part of the week to be in that space. It is sacred. It is vulnerable. It is beautiful to witness the love and support that they offer one another. They are open and willing to try new things with their bodies and their breath. They are all uniquely different and I cherish the texture that they each individually bring to that space. I now call many of them friends, and know I am going to be met with a smile when I walk in the door each week. Mostly, it is healing to see the environment in which Ambre, Adam, and Steph have cultivated for their staff, one in which they are cared for deeply physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”

Personally, Sara has made it an addiction for me…I simply can not get enough!

xx
Ambre


A little bit about Sara Brown:

“My yoga journey began way back in high school. I took an advanced physical education course that included a small chapter on yoga. Needless to say, it was different than any other form of exercise I had been exposed to before. I dabbled sporadically in it during my early 20s before meeting my dear friend Fran Valentine. I was lucky enough to have her beautiful spirit as my teacher, my guru. She effortlessly guided me into the foundations of yoga, and I have had a dedicated practice since 2005.

The calling came to dive into yoga teach training in 2014. At that time, I was not seeking to be a teacher, I was interested in deepening my own practice and working through some personal life challenges I was facing in that moment. It was such a delicious spiritual awakening, one that will forever be etched into my life.

Yoga had become my therapy, my church. The takeaway for me is and always will be that yoga doesn’t change your life, it changes you for life.

At the end of my training, someone asked me where I was going to teach. My responses was I really hadn’t planned on teaching at all. They posed this amazing question: how can you have this deep knowledge and not share it with people?

As someone who is a lifelong student and ‘guru’ in my professional life, this really struck a chord. So here I am, sharing my ‘gospel’ with whoever will listen. I have been blessed with many teaching opportunities since then!”


Apply, Radiate, Time: The ART of Natural Fragrance

Wearing, sharing, and exploring Ambre Blends is easy, intuitive, and a work of art. It is important to note these three essential steps to best wear and emanate the soothing, natural fragrances of Ambre Blends!

Our comprehensive line of skin and body care products is designed around our five Ambre Blends essences. Each essence is a handcrafted work of art, sourced from organic ingredients to perfectly complement your body’s natural chemistry. After applying, each essence syncs with your chemistry to radiate a scent unique to you. Try all our original essences over time to keep your natural fragrance fresh.


Refill Your 10ml Oil Essence With a 30ml Bottle

Our 10ml oil essence pumps are our most popular product – but did you know you can refill them?

Don’t keep buying new 10ml bottles, refill with a 30ml bottle. We have 30ml refill bottles of our pure oil essence in all five scents, which are three times the volume of the 10ml pump bottles. If you’re a repeat customer, the refill bottle is a great option for you; a refill bottle saves you 25% in cost versus buying three 10ml pumps. It’s a better deal economically and environmentally!

Refilling your 10ml pump is easy, check out this quick video of Ambre refilling a bottle of Ahnu.

Get your refill bottle now online here.


Retailer Roundup: Summer 2019

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:


The Benefits of Sunflower Oil for Your Skin

While you’re probably familiar with sunflowers, many people don’t think of them as sources of oil. Sunflower oil is a natural emollient made from pressed sunflower seeds. In addition to its skincare benefits, it can also be used as a healthy vegetable oil for cooking as well as a supplement for heart health due to its low cholesterol.

Sunflower oil is gaining popularity for its high fatty acid content as well as being rich in vitamins E and K. It’s no wonder why American Indian tribes have been using sunflower oil for thousands of years!

Improving Skin Health

We love applying Skin Tonic before putting on our SPF in the summer. Sunflower oil is one of the reasons why we do this, because it helps protect your skin against harmful UV rays from the sun as well as other environmental stressors. Thanks to vitamin E, sunflower oil neutralizes free radicals, preventing them from damaging and destroying your healthy cells.

Provides a Healthy Glow

Everyone wants glowing skin, and sunflower oil aids in healing wounds, reducing scars, and regenerating cells. Thanks to being rich in beta-carotene, we love that this ingredient can reduce the effects of aging because of its antioxidant properties. Thanks to its emollient properties, it helps your skin retain moisture to stay hydrated and healthy.

Helps Treat Skin Conditions

Using sunflower oil topically can have anti-inflammatory benefits, since the oil helps improve your skin’s barrier. It is used to help treat eczema as well as acne. If you’re dealing with general redness or irritation of the skin, sunflower oil is a great ingredient to help combat these issues.

You can find sunflower oil in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic, which we love using on our skin all year long. Containing over 18 natural and certified organic ingredients, our Skin Tonic was designed for the purpose of rejuvenating skin to keep you looking healthy and vibrant. Find out more about Skin Tonic here.


All About Ambre Soak

Ambre Blends Bath Soak

After a yoga session, workout, or a stressful day, Ambre Soak is exactly what you need. Our Soak is a mineral-rich, natural, and therapeutic bath soak that leaves your body radiating the scent of your favorite Ambre Blends Essence. You also get the added bonus of your bathroom smelling great afterwards!

Back in the beginning of Ambre Blends, Ambre made a bath soak for her clients. But as the Ambre Essence Oil started getting more popular, we turned our focus over to the oils. Since then, we’ve had some of our OG customers ask if we would ever do the bath soak again – and we decided that now was the time to bring it back!

Salt soaks are a great way to practice self-care. Ambre Soak is ideal for skin care, as well as detoxifying and relaxing tired, achy muscles.

Ingredients

Our Soak uses three salts – Dead Sea Salt, Mediterranean Sea Salt, and Pacific Sea Salt. All of our salts are 100% unrefined and in their purest form, non-GMO, kosher, and do not contain any MSG, soy, gluten, or dairy.

The fourth ingredient in our Soak is Cambrian Blue Clay. We searched high and low for the purest Cambrian clay we could get our hands on from deep within the earth. Clay is amazing for your skin, rich and unique in mineral composition. It has been known to have powerful medicinal properties, used to help treat eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, acne, varicose veins, and other skin conditions. Cambrian clay cleanses, restores, and renews the epidermis layer of your skin so that it will be more smooth and supple. Not to mention it aids in blood circulation. You can see why we love this clay so much!

Bonus: With each Ambre Soak, you get a piece of rose quartz on top! “I wanted to do something different that I don’t see in salt soaks,” said Ambre Crockett, owner and creator of Ambre Blends. “When we take a bath, we are giving care to ourselves, so what enhances that? Rose Quartz.” You can set the crystal next to your bath or put it in the bath while you’re in it.

What to Expect When You Use Ambre Soak

After using Ambre Soak in your bath, your skin will be left feeling soft, smooth and supple. You’ll feel more relaxed as your aches and pains melt away. Not only will it relax your body, but it will also soothe your mind. You’ll radiate the smell of Ambre Blends when you come out and so will your bathroom.

You might have a little bit of a leftover residue in the tub after your bath. Simply rinse it out while your bath is still wet. Don’t worry, it won’t clog your drains; all the ingredients in the Soak come from the earth and will be going back into the earth as you wash them away.

We recommend 2 oz of Soak in your bath, but you can use more if you feel you need more. Shake it into the bath while the water is running and swish it around. You’ll notice the clay may alter the color of your bath.

Now lay back, relax, and enjoy an Ambre Soak!


Here’s a List of New Stores Where You Can Find Ambre Blends!

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:

Are you interested in becoming an Ambre Blends retailer? Fill out a wholesale inquiry!


Share the Love

We want to share the love, and get our customers involved, too!

Ambre Blends donates 1% of all online sales to charity, and we want to introduce you to the five new charities we are supporting! When you shop online, you’ll have the chance to select one environmentally-focused charity from a list of five (three global, one regional, and one local to us in Indiana) when checking out at shop.ambreblends.com. Take a look at the five organizations we’ve chosen to share the love…

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service: MOSES is a nonprofit that provides education, resources, and practical advice to help farmers grow using sustainable, organic practices. MOSES also educates farmers about specific farming practices through MOSES Organic Field Days. These on-farm events give farmers the chance to see firsthand how successful organic farmers manage their operations. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Elephant ProjectDid you know that in Africa, 100 elephants are killed every day for their ivory? And that number is increasing yearly. The Elephant Project has developed new ideas and new solutions to address the threats to elephant survival, providing them a new future free of cruelty and death at the hands of humans. Their three-prong strategy is designed to provide immediate protections to elephants while developing long term sustainable solutions to end this epic struggle. Learn more on Facebook and Instagram.

The Humane Society of the United StatesWith your help, The Humane Society fights the big fights, working to end all forms of animal cruelty and achieve the vision behind their name – a humane society. The Humane Society and their affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year—more than any other animal welfare organization—through sanctuaries, veterinary programs and emergency shelters and rescues. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Hoosier Environmental CouncilWe always like to give some local love to our home state! The Hoosier Environmental Council is the voice of the people for the environment in Indiana. HEC is the organization with the passion and the plan to tackle our environmental challenges and help make our state a healthier, better place to live and do business. HEC works to reduce barriers to sustainable energy use, cut down on pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with factory farms, strengthen drinking water protections, and safeguard wilderness areas. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.

La Via Campesina: As a grassroots organization headquartered in New York City, La Via Campesina strives to unite peasants, the landless, female farmers, and rural youth to defend small-scale sustainable agriculture on a global scale. It is the international peasants’ movement that currently represents 200 million farmers from 164 local and national organizations in 73 countries. La Via Campesina routinely participates in discussions on food policy with the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Ambre Blends New Retailers Update

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:

Are you interested in becoming an Ambre Blends retailer? Fill out a wholesale inquiry!


All About Pumpkin Seed Oil

October is all about pumpkins. Pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin carving…
But here at Ambre Blends we’re into pumpkin seed oil all year long!

Although it is not widely known, the oil extracted from these tiny seeds provides us with a long list of benefits, which is why we use it in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic. Pumpkin Seed Oil has been produced and used in southeastern Austria since the 18th century as a culinary specialty. It is high in antioxidants, enzymes, essential fatty acids, iron, zinc, fiber, and vitamins E and C. This makes it an oil that’s good for you both inside and out.

Due to the fact that pumpkin seed oil is rich in fatty acids (as well as an excellent anti-inflammatory), it helps calm and soothe redness in your skin while also keeping it hydrated. We love using Ambre Blends Skin Tonic after a long day in the sun, and we can thank the pumpkin seed oil for helping to speed up the repair of irritated skin while keeping proper moisture levels.

The antioxidants in pumpkin seed oil promote anti-aging while protecting the skin from damage. Due to its nice, light, and smooth texture, it penetrates well into the skin as a moisturizer. And since it has a comedogenic rating of only two, you can feel safe using it even if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

We’re not done praising this oil quite yet! The high levels of zinc and vitamin E found inside help to improve skin tone, aid in skin renewal, and even fight acne. You may have heard of vitamin E being referred to as the “beauty vitamin” because it promotes healthy, beautiful skin from the inside and out. This hard-working oil helps regulate proper skin cell production, encouraging cell turnover and maintaining collagen levels. What does this mean for you? More youthful looking skin!

Beyond skin benefits, pumpkin seed oil has benefits for your hair and your diet, too. Loaded with nutrients, we want to shout our love for it from the rooftops! It’s time to give this powerful oil the praise it deserves, not only in the fall but all year round.


Share the Love: Ocean Conservatory

Did you know that Ambre Blends donates 1% of all online sales to charity? When you shop online, you have the chance to select one environmentally-focused charity for a list of five. One of those organizations is Ocean Conservatory, a movement to protect our oceans.

Our ocean faces many threats like the onslaught of ocean trash, overfishing, and ocean acidification. With your help, Ocean Conservancy is developing innovative solutions to protect and save the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. The ocean is at the center of who we are. What happens to the ocean impacts all of us; it produces half the air we breathe every day, the food we eat, and the water we drink. “What happens to the ocean impacts all of us,” said Janis Searles Jones, CEO of Ocean Conservancy.

Since it was founded in 1972, Ocean Conservancy has accomplished many incredible things for whales and wildlife, local communities, and the ocean. One of the first initiatives was the Whale Protection Fund, which focused on saving whales and protesting commercial whaling by Russia and Japan. Ocean Conservancy raised support to invest in scientific research and launched petitions to raise awareness about the whaling industry. That paid off when the International Whaling Commission finally banned commercial whaling in 1982.

While their work in the early years focused on saving different species that live in the ocean, they knew they couldn’t protect these species without protecting their habitat, which is when they shifted to a more ecosystem-based approach. Ocean Conservancy was one of the first environmental organizations to engage industries in conservation, which is still a key part of their mission today.

Over the years, the mission of Ocean Conservancy grew and solidified to make them who they are now: a science-based organization that stands on the absolute conviction that each individual can make a positive difference for our ocean. Ocean Conservancy is dedicated to finding solutions to the biggest threats facing our ocean. The ocean is our responsibility, what happens to it impacts all of us.


Staff Spotlight: Katie Thomas

The newest member at Ambre Blends isn’t new to the Ambre Blends family at all! Katie Thomas first met Ambre through fitness and wellness a few years ago, and even was in an Ambre Blends video shoot over the summer. In July, Katie came on board full time as an Executive Assistant.

“Katie is the perfect addition to our Ambre Blends Family,” said Ambre. “She adds so much to the vibe of this place and brings fresh, exciting ideas to the table.  As with everyone here, it was divine timing that our stars aligned and Katie has found her second home.”

If you meet Katie, she could make you a pretty cool animal out of a linen napkin from her time as a yacht stewardess. And you might see her in a cover band in the next couple years (that’s her five year plan)! But until then, read on to find out more about Katie…

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? I love the crew and the environment. I came from the holistic wellness world, so Ambre Blends is the perfect combo of business and wellness. There are live plants, natural lights, a bad ass kitchen, and obviously skin care everywhere. I haven’t been here as long and right away you can tell everyone is a family who takes pride in treating their role with a high level of priority. Everyone wants to be here!

What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? We eat as much organic as we can at home. I love organic rose water spray and use it a lot! Most of our stuff at home is organic when possible, and Good Earth cinnamon hot tea.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? I love the Ambre 10ml Roll-On Essence Oil. I’ve been wearing it for probably seven or eight years. I also keep the Skin Tonic nearby. Alex keeps going through my Skin Tonic to shave with and he’s obsessed too.

What is a day in your life like? It’s incredibly glamorous! I wake up around 6 am and get moving, make breakfast for Kale (my four year-old son), make a smoothie if I have time, drop Kale off at school, then go to work. Depending on the day, I have a few wellness/fitness clients I train or head home and make dinner for the fam. After dinner, it’s play time. We play baseball in the yard with Kale and Tasso, our 120-pound Italian Mastiff. After Kale goes to bed, I hang with the hubs, have some friends over, or go to yoga!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hot yoga, hanging with the family at the lake house, playing with neuro-health gadgets, wine with girlfriends, swimming with Kale, playing in the woods with the family, and volunteering with a leadership group I love.

Why do you think people should be using Ambre Blends products? People should know how much love and attention goes into every single product. The ingredients are the most pure and there’s a small group of women actually making your product. It’s crazy how much passion happens behind the scenes.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? I left working for myself and never realized how much I was missing being a part of a team. I love coming to work and knowing I get to be in a joyful and loving environment that is so much fun! Everyone puts everyone else’s needs as a priority so you leave feeling good about how you spent your day.

What was your first job? My first job (technically) was snow plowing with my dad and brother when I was around 10 years-old or so. We loved staying up late and getting to help. It was actually my brother’s company that he still has 24 years later!

 


Ambre Blends September 2018 New Retailers

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:

Are you interested in becoming an Ambre Blends retailer? Fill out a wholesale inquiry!


Share the Love: Central Indiana Land Trust

Did you know that Ambre Blends donates 1% of all online sales to charity? When you shop online, you have the opportunity to select one environmentally-focused charity from a list of five when checking out!

We wanted to give some local Indiana love to the Central Indiana Land Trust, which is one of the five charities you can choose from when checking out.

“The availability of natural areas and wildlife directly relate to the quality of life.”

Central Indiana Land Trust preserves Central Indiana’s natural areas, protecting plants and animals, so that Hoosiers can experience the wonder of the state’s natural heritage. This community-supported organization protects natural habitats to enhance and improve the quality of life in Central Indiana. Not only do they protect these landscapes, but they collaborate with the community to care for them.

The Central Indiana Land Trust pursues its mission by assessing, acquiring, and protecting properties that represent the best of Indiana’s natural and working landscapes. In collaboration with willing landowners, they protect those lands that help to define Indiana. You can check out some of their conservation stories here.

Land trusts are also referred to as conservancies, foundations, and associations, but they all have the same mission: to protect land permanently. Land trusts may own and manage properties, monitor the restrictions they have helped establish for land owners, and/or work in partnership with other agencies to protect land. These are funded largely through membership dues and/or donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Which is where our Share the Love campaign comes in!

The Central Indiana Land Trust has a vision of a future in which preserves, parks, and working landscapes add to our sense of place; where intact natural ecosystems clean and improve our air and water while also providing a home for native plants and animals; and where we can escape the stresses of life and find solace in the wonder of our natural heritage. This fosters sustainable communities with healthy environments, vibrant economies, and better quality of life. That’s something we can get down with!

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Ambre Blends July 2018 New Retailers

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:

Are you interested in becoming an Ambre Blends retailer? Fill out a wholesale inquiry!


Staff Spotlight: Alessandra Nunez

Alessandra started working at Ambre Blends in November, and then we were lucky enough to bring her on full-time in January this year. She’s been such a versatile and integral part of our team, floating around between different departments to help everyone out. You can find her doing tasks in production, packing and processing orders in shipping, and even assisting with wholesale orders in the front office.

“All of us at Ambre Blends love to see Alessandra’s beautiful presence around here,” said Ambre, Owner and Creator of Ambre Blends. “She is a baller and I am excited to see her step into her light more and more every day!”

Read on to find out more about Alessandra in today’s Staff Spotlight!

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? I love the core values and morals of Ambre Blends and the Ambre Blends family. I like being able to recommend the products to my friends and family knowing they are organic, handmade, environmentally-friendly, and they actually smell AMAZING.

What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? Milk is a huge part of my diet, so organic milk is a MUST HAVE, not to mention it tastes so much better. Also coconut oil, it’s so versatile and great for many things.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? All of them! I love to wear the Invoke Oil Essence, Unmasque Natural Deodorant, and Ahnu Spritzer.

What is a day in your life like? I wake up, feed my cat, and get ready for work. Then I get through the usual morning traffic by listening to my tunes at full blast and chugging ice water to wake me up! After work, I am usually running errands, helping around with chores, or catching up on Netflix.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I love to travel, go to shows, and spend time with family and friends.

Why do you think people should be using Ambre Blends products? Everything is clean and made with the best ingredients from around the world. Everyone should know that everything is handmade with so much care and love!

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? The second family I have here at Ambre Blends is the most rewarding part about working here. Everyone is so supportive and caring of each other.

What was your first job? I was a cashier for MCL Bakery & Restaurant.

Anything else we should know? All dogs go to heaven!


Ambre Blends May 2018 New Retailers

We’re constantly growing and expanding our list of Ambre Blends retailers across the nation! Take a look at the new stores where you can find your favorite Ambre Blends products stocked:

Are you interested in becoming an Ambre Blends retailer? Fill out a wholesale inquiry!