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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!


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.”


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

 


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:


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’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!


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


‘Tis the Season for Gift Sets

Ambre Blends Gift Sets

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further than an Ambre Blends Gift Set! We have so many options for you to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Why buy an Ambre Blends Gift Set? One of the best benefits is that you save money. The cost of each gift set that we have available is less than if you would buy the products individually. And not only do you save money, but they all come housed in reusable containers that stay true to our commitment to being a green company.

Here are some Gift Set options available to you…

Five 10ml Gift Set: A $240 value, you can get a set with all five oil essences for $205. This is the perfect set for someone who wants to mix and match all five essences to create a unique scent that’s all your own. This set comes packaged in a reusable, eco-friendly PEVA (recycled phthalate-free) vinyl bag with hemp sides and trim.

Ambre Blends Travel Bag: If you’re always on-the-go or a jet-setter, you need an Ambre Blends Travel Bag. The Travel Bag is available in all five essences for $159. This includes a 10ml Oil Essence, 2oz Body Cream, 1oz Skin Tonic, 2oz Spritzer, and .75oz Natural Deodorant, all approved for air travel. This comes packaged in a reusable eco-friendly PEVA (recycled phthalate-free) vinyl bag with hemp sides and trim.

Bath Set: The Ambre Blends Bath Set comes complete with our best bath products to give you an incredible, rejuvenating, bubbly bathing experience. Available in all five essences, each Bath Set ($101) comes with a Bubble Bath, Soak, and Pure Olive Oil Soap. Get ready to relax!

Men’s Set: All of our products are unisex, but we also have a product set designed specifically for men. Utilizing our signature Ambre Blends scents, we have designed these products to meet the grooming needs of the modern man. Available in all five essences, our Men’s Sets ($98) includes a Face & Beard Oil, Pure Olive Oil Soap, and 10ml Oil Essence to make you smell as good as you look. Lather up the soap and use it as a shave bar for a smooth shaving experience.

Large Gift Sets: If you love the entire product line, purchase a large gift set. For $183, you can use not only the 10ml Oil Essence, but also an 8oz Body Cream, 8oz Spritzer and Pure Olive Oil Soap. Combine all of these products for a luxurious skincare routine. You’ll smell as good as your skin feels! Available in all five essences.

Skin Renewal Set: Available in large, travel, and sample sizes, you can get glowing, health, and hydrated skin with our Skin Renewal Set. Mix our Body Cream and Skin Tonic together and use it all over your body to seal in moisture and nutrients. It’s like a power-packed smoothie for your skin.

10ml Oil Essence + Natural Deodorant: Have you been searching for a natural deodorant that actually works? Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant has been featured in the Huffington Post and Organic Spa Magazine among other publications as being a top pick! This gift set is your chance to try it out, containing a .75oz Natural Deodorant and 10ml Oil Essence in the essence of your choice.

Skin Tonic Gift Set: The recipient of this gift will be singing your praises during the wintertime. This set includes a 1oz Skin Tonic and 10ml Oil Essence in the essence of your choice. Ambre Blends Skin Tonic is a lifesaver in the harsh winter months keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated, providing a healthy glow to your face and body. Your skin will be vibrant while also radiating your favorite Ambre Blends scent!

Soap and 10ml Set: Have you tried our Pure Olive Oil Soap yet? Great for your body and face, and even for shaving, this soap is high in antioxidants to feed and nourish your skin leaving it silky and hydrated. Use the Pure Olive Oil Soap in the essence of your choice, and then apply your Oil Essence after you get out of the shower and you’ll be radiating your favorite scent all day long!

With so many options, you can’t go wrong this holiday season with the gift of Ambre Blends. Not sure what you should get? We also have gift certificates available!


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.


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!


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:


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!


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!


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 Ambre Blends Organic Lip Remedy

Essential for weather-worn and damaged skin, Ambre Blends Organic Lip Remedy naturally helps heal dry, chapped and damaged areas of your body, not just your lips! The healing configuration is beneficial to all areas of the body, including hands, lips, legs, face and more.

Originating and fortified with 100% organic ingredients, Ambre Blends Lip Remedy nurtures more than cracked lips; it’s soothing to hands, feet, face and more. This balm can be used anywhere on the body to help soothe and heal chapped, chafed and cracked skin.

Ambre Blends Organic Lip Remedy is infused with meadowfoam seed oil, chickweed, hemp seed oil, jojoba, rosehip, shea butter, mango butter, vitamin E, avocado, coconut oil, apricot oil, olive oil infused with calendula flower & petals, plantain leaf, chickweed, rosebuds & petals, blood orange essential oil and beeswax to assist in soothing, rejuvenating and healing your skin. All ingredients used are of the highest quality and 100% certified organic. It’s also loaded with natural SPF!

Enjoy the remedying effects of Lip Remedy year-round, whether you need it to help with sun-damaged skin, chapped lips or dry winter-worn hands. Gently dab Lip Remedy from the tin onto your fingers and apply on the worn, damaged area. As with all of our products, Ambre Blends Lip Remedy is paraben-free without any synthetic ingredients.

We’re also excited that the Lip Remedy now comes in a new EcoPot! No pollutants are added to air, water or waste during production process of these natural containers. They are made of recycled papers and have 90% recycled and 80% PCW content, so once you’re done with it you can recycle the entire container. Please keep in mind, Lip Remedy will last longer and maintain consistency more efficiently when stored at room temperature.

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!


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!


Ambre Blends Body Wash: Seasonal Release

We’re excited to announce the return of one of our most popular small-batch seasonal items: Ambre Blends Body Wash!

That’s right, Ambre Blends Body Wash is back. This luxurious body wash lathers up for a fresh and clean feeling that will stay with you all day long.

Our Body Wash is a healthy, rich, liquid soap serum that naturally cleanses and enriches your skin. With pure organic ingredients, it refreshes and enhances your body’s natural fragrance, making every individual wearer’s aroma unique to them. This seasonal release comes in a five ounce bottle, perfect for every day skin rejuvenation.

What to Expect

Everyone wants soft and supple skin when they get out of the shower. Revitalizing, cleansing and 100% organic, our Body Wash will leave your skin clean and moisturized. The environmentally-safe ingredients provide nontoxic, pure benefits to Mother Earth, protecting the environment from intensive farming methods and chemical treatment of natural ingredients. These benefits are not only beneficial to Mother Earth but to you as well, as the organic ingredient benefits are passed on directly to your skin.

Ambre Blends Body Wash contains a natural liquid soap base derived from organic oils and blended with gentle surfactant and skin-enhancing ingredients. Generous amounts of Ambre Blends Essences are crucial to the design of this product, leaving you with a sensual, alluring aroma.

How to Apply

Lather onto your arms, face and entire body for a fresh, comprehensive cleanse. A small amount goes a long way, so don’t over-apply. Thoroughly shake before each use to better blend the naturally-separating organic ingredients.

Ambre Blends Body Wash is available in all five signature scents and made with 100% organic ingredients. Handmade in Indianapolis, there are limited quantities available while supplies last! In line with our green business practices, the packaging is 100% recyclable.


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!


Ambre Blends April 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: Jason Agan

Jason has been part of the Ambre Blends team for about nine months, ever since moving to Indianapolis from Florida. How did he find out about us? Well, he’s Ambre’s brother!

Jason started out at Ambre Blends working in production and shipping a few days each week and has now moved into shipping two to three days each week where he focuses on getting out as many orders as possible as well streamlining the shipping process. “Jason has brought so much to the the table here at Ambre Blends besides his yummy food,” said Ambre. “He has brought greater efficiency to our shipping department and is quick to help anyone out, he’s a great team player. You can also count on him for fun ideas!”

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

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? Everyone here is great, it’s laid back and my wife works here too, so we get a chance to have lunch together. Both of us have our own businesses on “the outside” and we don’t have a day off together, so it helps to be able to at least spend a few minutes together.

What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? I literally only use Ambre Blends and have since the beginning. I don’t own any other fragrances or lotions or anything. I use the Skin Tonic, Oil, Soap and Natural Deodorant. Oh, and the Lip Remedy has saved my life this winter.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? If I had to choose one and only one for the rest of time it would probably be the Skin Tonic in any fragrance. I’m pretty sure I was the first person to shave with it.

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I get real serious about making tacos.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Playing frisbee with my two pit bulls, volleyball, and cooking.

Why do you think people should be using Ambre Blends products? I think there are some people seriously attached to this product almost like a cult following. I think if people knew how personal this was to the people actually producing it and the time, energy, and love that goes into this product they would love it even more. This isn’t a big corporation, it’s a family business and it’s amazing to see it bring joy to so many people. It’s very humbling.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? The most rewarding part is to witness the growth. It’s impressive. It’s also really cool to see where all these products that my sister created, my wife put the order in, my mom labeled, and that I’m shipping out to go to customers who know none of us but love the product just as much as any of us. To see customers order four, 10, 20, and even 50 different times is amazing.

What was your first job? My first job was bagging groceries at Marsh (RIP).

Anything else we should know? I’m also a chef and run a local healthy meal prep company called Eat Prep Live. If you like rubbing organic products on you then you will love my organic products in you.


Ambre Blends New Retailers in 2018

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: Amanda Arnold-Johnston

Amanda has been part of the Ambre Blends team part-time since June, and we are so lucky that she decided to come on board full-time at the end of October!

Amanda started out working in Shipping and Fulfillment and has moved into Production where she makes Ambre Blends products by hand with love. “Amanda is the perfect addition to the production department,” said Ambre. “Her playful nature and ability to work so well with everyone is appreciated by all of us here at Ambre Blends.”

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

What is a day in the life of Amanda like? But first…COFFEE! After getting our boys around for school, I’m out of the door before they catch the bus. Thankfully, my husband has a very flexible work schedule and is able to tackle that part. After work, it’s a typical evening of dinner at the dinner table followed by a bit of family roughhousing (boy mom). I always make time to squeeze in a workout. I do have the guilty pleasure of earning Survivor or The Bachelor/ette if they’re on. Nine times out of ten, I look at the clock and it’s close to midnight.

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? Since none of my sweet sisters live nearby, and my house is full of boys, working at Ambre Blends is like having sisters. We all get along, work hard and play hard.

What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? I’m a firm believer that what you put in your body should be just as important as what you put on your body. We eat pretty clean and I try to buy locally grown produce whenever possible. About 90% of the food we buy is organic except for the occasional pack of Oreos! We use Tom’s toothpaste, Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant, Dr. Bronner’s and Mrs. Meyer’s soaps and household cleaners. We use A LOT of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? I used to be a die-hard Solace girl, but Ahnu is definitely creeping up into first place. I love the Skin Tonic and so does my husband. I LOVE the Body Cream and Ambre Glow. I think the Glow is a flirty twist on the Body Cream.

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I’ve had a snowball fight in shorts and a tank top on the 4th of July! (One of my brothers lives in remote Alaska and he got married on the 4th of July.)

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Music plays a big role in our lives. We see a lot of concerts. My parents have a several hundred-acre farm in northern Indiana that we love to spend time at. My in-laws also have a lake house in northern Indiana, right down the road from my parents. The long and short of it…when we aren’t at a concert, we are in northern Indiana riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles and boating!

Why do you think people should be using Ambre Blends products? Every single item in our product line has been hand-made, hand-labeled and inspected with the consumer’s best interest in mind. I wish people knew the amount of LOVE that radiates inside the Ambre Blends Disco Hut, it’s truly a magical place.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? It’s been a pipe dream of mine for YEARS to be part of the Ambre Blends team. I was literally over the moon when I was offered a job with the company. I’m so proud to tell people “I WORK THERE” When the opportunity presents itself. I think that everyone deserves a job that they love and also where they are valued. Ambre treats every single one of us exceptionally well.

What was your first job? My first real job was at an ice cream shop called The Creamery. I rode my Honda Spree to work!


Sea Buckthorn Oil: A Superfruit for Skincare

sea buckthorn oil

You might not know about sea buckthorn yet, but this miracle berry is gaining popularity for its wide range of benefits from cardiovascular support to anti-aging properties.

What is Sea Buckthorn?

Don’t let the name fool you, we don’t find this oil in the sea. Instead, it comes from berries and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant which grows in the mountainous and coastal areas of Europe and Asia. For hundreds of years, people have been using the oil squeezed from its berries to revitalize their skin and heal wounds!

The bright orange color of the berries is a sign of high carotenoid content (similar to carrots). It was used in China and India for general immunity reasons as well as to relieve coughs and help digestion. During the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, sea buckthorn was used to help heal the skin of burn victims.

Sea Buckthorn Benefits We Love

How Ambre Blends Uses Sea Buckthorn

Ambre Blends Skin Tonic was developed exclusively for the purpose of rejuvenating your skin and providing a healthy glow to your face and body. For this reason, we use sea buckthorn oil as one of the 18 natural and certified organic ingredients. We are proud to be on the forefront of incorporating this skin superfood into our Skin Tonic four years ago! The medicinal and healing properties of these 18 ingredients combined will keep you looking healthy and vibrant!


New Ambre Blends Retailers in August 2017

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

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


Introducing Ahnu

In numerology, 2017 is year one (2+0+1+7=10, which breaks down further to the single digit of 1). A universal “1” year represents the start of a fresh new cycle. 2017 bids us all to start something brand new, something that expresses our uniqueness and opens us up to new perspectives. This year feels different from all the others since it is a new beginning. This is a fresh start; things are falling by the wayside that do not service us anymore.

Ahnu: What It Means

To me, being that this is spring, launching a new scent now in year one is new. It’s a new beginning; a rebirth, refresh and restart. While creating the scent, the name “Ahnu” found us, which was a sign that it’s meant to be. The name Ahnu (pronounced “ah-new”) is derived from the Celtic goddess of well-being and balance, Anu. All of the names of Ambre Blends Essences (Ambre, Invoke, Solace, Unmasque and now Ahnu) have something to do with what is going on in my life when I create it. This one is perfect because it’s for everybody, it is universal.

You might notice that on the label of Ahnu Essence is a lotus flower. This is a symbol of purity, devotion, enlightenment, grace and rebirth. A lotus flower grows out of muck; through all the sludge and slime, this beautiful, brilliant, pure blossom grows and emerges. I look at this as a metaphor of life as we know it. We can make the best of our crummy environment and rise above it!

The violet label was also intentional, for it is the color of spirituality. Violet has the highest vibration on the visible spectrum. It is a color of enlightenment and imagination, getting us in touch with our deeper thoughts. Violet inspires unconditional and selfless love, it is devoid of ego and encourages sensitivity and passion. Violet expands our awareness, connecting us to a higher consciousness.

Returning to Our Roots

The emergence of Ahnu Essence represents a return to the clean earthly roots of Ambre. Ahnu is a balanced and transcendent aroma mixing the sweet, tenacious scents of tuberose and lotus flower with the warm soft notes of violet leaf, tobacco and champaca. Ahnu Essence is a fresh and suave natural fragrance which will simultaneously ground and enlighten you.

I like to describe the scent of Ahnu as an earthly rain. When it rains, the earth has cleansed itself. Ahnu is reminiscent of the fresh, earthly smell that happens when you walk outside on a spring day and it just rained. When a raindrop hits the earth and interacts with dirt, it comes back up into the air and releases what scientists call aerosols, which are what cause that fresh and almost sweet fragrance that you smell.

Ahnu Ingredients

Here are some of the natural ingredients you will find in Ahnu…

I am extremely excited about the launch of our fifth scent for both what it means and how it smells. The last time we launched a new scent was on April 21, 2011, and now Ambre Blends has grown to be much bigger than it was back then. As much as I have been feeling the pressure for this launch, the excitement is on a whole new level for us.

I’ve been looking forward to creating a new scent for quite some time, and I feel like this is it. I truly believe that we hit the nail on the head with how Ahnu smells, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone! We’re all yearning for a new beginning, and we’re all starting fresh together. I hope you enjoy Ahnu as much as we do!

-Ambre Crockett, Owner & Creator of Ambre Blends

**Ahnu will be available for purchase on Monday, May 22nd


Ambre Blends Staff Spotlight: Leslie Agan

Meet the newest member of the Ambre Blends team, Leslie Agan! Leslie has taken the role of Production Manager for two months now, and you might be surprised to know that she is Ambre’s mom (along with being a mom to four others)! While we’re in the middle of expanding our building and gearing up to launch our fifth scent, Leslie is keeping the production team right on track.

“The most important things to me in life are my relationship with Christ, my family (and six grandchildren), my love for what I do for a living and accomplishing goals I set for myself.” Find out more about Leslie in her Staff Spotlight!

What is a day in the life of Leslie like? Blessed and busy!

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? Creating all the different products and working with fun and wonderful people.

What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? Ambre Blends, of course! My daughter has been waking me up to the world of natural products and organic foods over the years. Now I am paying attention and looking forward to exploring more as I now understand the importance of a healthy clean lifestyle.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? My go-to is Solace Essence. I wear the Oil Essence, Skin Tonic, Deodorant, Body Cream and I love burning the Soy Wax Candles. I mix Solace with all the other scents sometimes to change it up. So I guess you could say that I wear them all! I am very much looking forward to the new scent as I believe it will get people out of their comfort zone of just wearing Ambre Essence (original). We are actually making all the products now in the new scent to prepare for our launch in May.

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I enjoy horseback riding.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Landscaping my yard. It’s mentally clearing and relieves the stress of my busy lifestyle.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? The love and passion that goes into the process. From the very beginning to fulfillment (shipping). Its a joyful process!

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? Working with my daughter.

What was your first job? From 15 to 18 years of age, I worked at Laughners Cafeteria. To support my family which started at the ripe age of 21, I went into the dentistry field. Once my kids were in middle school, I started my own business sewing for designers in the greater Indianapolis area. I did that for 28 years and am now running the business while I can also step away and work with the growing company as Production Manager.


Ambre Blends Staff Spotlight: Alison Agan

Do you ever wonder who makes all the Ambre Blends products that you order? When you step into the Ambre Blends Disco Hut, you’ll find Alison Agan, our Production and Fulfillment Assistant, making your products by hand with love! Since starting with Ambre Blends in August of 2016, Alison not only works in production but helps with shipping.

What is a day in the life of Alison like? During the week, you can find me cranking out product at Ambre Blends and coming home to some Netflix and ping pong. Friday and Saturday, I’m working at The Compass. Sunday is for pajamas and organized sports. Or unorganized…it’s Sunday so who cares!

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? The team I have the privilege of working with every day. We get to come together and provide people with their favorite products not only nationally but internationally, which is mind-blowing considering the humble beginnings of Ambre Blends. We can get goofy and we can certainly get down to business. Did I mention it’s the best smelling work place on the planet? That’s another bonus!

What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? Organic food is my favorite. I love all food but organic is my favorite!

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? I’m an all-out oil junkie. Solace and Invoke mixed together is my magical potion of choice. The Skin Tonic has also completely simplified my skincare routine.

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I was born in a truck on Highway 101 in California. Literally born Ford tough.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I’m a true night owl and like any late night social scene revolving around food. I love to paint so if I’m feeling creative I can go to town on a canvas. Also, I like to get out in nature with my two pit bulls and my husband.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? What makes Ambre Blends so special is how intimate yet powerful it is. It is so memorable but not invasive. When I first met my husband he wore Ambre Essence. I was wearing one of his shirts and could not get over how addictive yet light the scent was. So yeah, Ambre Blends is great for starting relationships.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? Being able to use our platform to spread information about the benefits of not only wearing more natural products but the impact of supporting local businesses and companies that support a greener lifestyle.

What was your first job? Working for my family’s tree service. Hauling brush, driving a dump truck, roping down trees…you know…the normal job for a 13-year old girl!


Stay Fresh with Pure Olive Oil Soap

All soaps are not created equal! That’s why Ambre Blends created Pure Olive Oil Soap to leave your skin feeling silky and clean.

Our 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. Although you might associate olive oil with cooking and the kitchen, it has been making its way to skincare and beauty products. And with its naturally nourishing properties, it’s easy to see why!

The Benefits of Pure Olive Oil Soap

Olive oil has been used as a moisturizer for centuries. It penetrates deep into the skin without clogging your pores. Since it is derived from nature, it is free of artificial ingredients. Olive oil helps to relieve your dry skin as well as assist in treating rashes, psoriasis, eczema and acne.

Another ingredient found in our soap is glycerin, a colorless, odorless humectant produced from vegetable oils. Glycerin moisturizes skin by drawing water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. It forms a protective layer locking in that moisture. If you have sensitive skin, glycerin will not irritate it or cause negative reactions like synthetic ingredients would.

To use Ambre Blends Olive Oil Soap, thoroughly work the soap in your hands to form a rich, full lather. Use on your body and face as part of your daily wash. Afterwards, your smooth and hydrated skin will emanate a sensual and alluring aroma of the essence of your choice!

Did you know you can also use our Pure Olive Oil Soap as a moisturizing shave bar? Create a silky lather upon which your razor’s harsh effects are mitigated and replaced with a hydrating, smooth and pleasurable shaving experience that won’t leave any residue behind.


Making the Switch to Stainless Steel

If you’ve made an order for a 10ml Roll-On Essence over the past few months, you have probably noticed that Ambre Blends has made the switch from plastic rollerballs to stainless steel. We are so excited to be moving away from plastic and to these surgical-grade stainless steel rollerballs for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, the stainless steel balls are more sanitary. We want to ensure that we are giving our customers a high-quality product that will last, just like our essences.

Stainless steel rollerballs tend to hold up over time better than plastic. One common complaint we received about the plastic rollerballs was that they would get stuck or clogged. When the plastic ball gets stuck, it can cause scratches to the surface of your skin, which eventually can lead to a rash. With the stainless steel rollerballs, you don’t have to worry about scratches since it rolls over your skin smoothly every time.

If the rollerball gets clogged, it could potentially change the scent and integrity of the oil. We always encourage our customers to purchase the 30ml refill bottles of oil essence to save money and the environment. The more you refill your 10ml Roll-On, the more likely the plastic rollerballs are to get stuck, which is another reason for switching to stainless steel.

Another thing we noticed about the plastic rollerballs was that over time the plastic rollers would dispense less oil. This explains why it feels like such a drastic change in the amount of oil that is dispensed with the new Roll-Ons. While we can’t control how the oil comes out of the new rollerballs, we want our customers to keep conservation in mind. Instead of rolling the oil essence all the way up and down your arm, a small roll of oil followed by rubbing your forearms together will activate the scent. Or even just a dab on each arm will do!

We’re always looking for ways to improve our products and packaging to be more beneficial to our customers as well as environmentally-friendly. We believe that switching from plastic to stainless steel is one way we can do both!


Meet Ambre

Ever wonder how Ambre Blends was started? Not sure how to pronounce Ambre Blends? We’re giving you an inside look at Ambre Blends from the very beginning, straight from Ambre.

In 1997, I was living in Colorado and studying to be a massage therapist. I started studying aromatherapy and working for an herbalist, and we were making products for pregnancy and lactation. During that process, I knew I was sensitive to chemicals and synthetic fragrances/products. Working for a company where the products were so pure inspired me to grow a garden filled with lavender, lemon balm and chamomile, and to play with different ingredients making products out of them for my own personal use.

At the time, I was not making what is now Ambre products, I was making totally different products like detox bath crystals, spritzers, soaps and candles. My three signature products were tranquility, calm and clear and energizing citrus. I called them Ambre Blends Handcrafted Herbal Body Care because they were blends made by me, Ambre.

From there, I started playing with oils and using them as natural fragrances. That’s how I created Ambre Essence. The reason why I called it Ambre Essence was because the main ingredient is an amber oil. There’s thousands of amber oils out there, but I would get this oil and add ingredients to it to give it a clean, euphoric smell mixed with a slightly musky scent.

I named it Ambre Essence since it was my own personal fragrance and I wanted it to be my essence. My name is spelled A-M-B-R-E, which is how the name came about. We have people ask us all the time, is it pronounced “om-brey” or “amber?” My dad named me Ambre because he wanted it to be different, so he used the French spelling (even though I’m not French), but it is pronounced like Amber.

As that oil started to take off, I was making it into the soaps, detox baths, candles, spritzers and lotions. It just took off from there! I started to take the Ambre oil as well as Invoke and expand the line, which is how Ambre Blends grew over the years. Eventually, I let go of the tranquility, calm and clear and energizing citrus and focused on the Ambre Essence. I was then getting into products that the common ingredient in the line was the Ambre Essence, which is why I kept Ambre Blends as the business name.

I moved home to Indianapolis in 2001. When I met Steph through a mutual friend a couple years later, I gave her an Ambre roll-on as a gift and she loved it. She saw the reaction she was getting when wearing it. She believed in the product and wanted to help spread the word, which is when she started to work with me in 2007. At about the same time, Rebecca came on board and was making products while Steph was handling sales and pushing the product.

We were working out of my Broad Ripple bungalow, and I’d be upstairs massaging while hearing Steph on the phone and Rebecca making product. In between clients, I would run downstairs and help them out. I had to keep massaging for a few years to put that money into Ambre Blends.

In 2009, we knew we needed more space so we moved our studio out of my house and into a space in Broad Ripple. Shortly after, Adam came on board and we had two other employees working there as well. As soon as we moved into that space, the extra square footage allowed us to really build our business. We were there for three years until we moved the studio into my new northside home. I had a newborn, so that allowed me to work while still spending time with him for his first year.

After one year of that, we knew we had to move, which is when we moved into our current space. Here we are, not even three years into our new building and we are adding 5,000 square feet onto our space to accommodate more business and more product. We are gearing up to launch a new scent in 2017 as well as a baby line! Thank you to all of our customers and retailers for helping us make this happen!


Meet Sara Harris, Ambre Blends Sample Guru

You might not realize all the work that goes on behind the scenes at Ambre Blends, but all of our products are handmade with love, including the sample packs. That’s where product specialist Sara Harris comes in. This rockstar pours, caps and labels over 1,500 sample vials per week every week! Sara has been on the Ambre Blends team for six years and we can’t imagine life without her.

What’s a day in the life of Sara like? I wake up, wash my face and get a coffee. I take my dog, Molson, outside and come back to wake up my four year-old daughter Maggie (she likes to sleep). I get her ready for school, pack up and head out the door. I drop her off at school and take Molson to puppy daycare. Then I’m off to work at Greek Tony’s until I go pick up Maggie from school. On busy days, we’ll go back to Greek Tony’s, if not we head to a park. Later on we pick up Molson and go home. After Maggie goes to bed I work on the samples.

What’s your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? The best part about Ambre Blends is being able to work for a company that is all-natural, organic and local to Indiana.

What are some of your favorite organic products to use? Up until I had my daughter, I wasn’t too conscious of the products that I used for myself. Once she came into my life, I noticed how important organic products are for cleaning and eating. I buy the Annie’s brand of mac n cheese, crackers and fruit snacks. I love Shea Moisture and Seventh Generation; they get the job done without the harmful deposits left behind like the non-organic products on the market.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? I love Solace. I also love to mix the Ambre with Solace. I’ll use the Ambre Spritzer and the Solace Roll-On. The one thing that I love about Ambre Blends products is that you can mix and match any of them to create something unique. In the summer, I love LOVE the Ambre Glow. When I put it on I feel like it enhances my natural skin tone…and it smells good too.

What’s a fun fact about you that people don’t know? My favorite sport is hockey, I was raised on it. My dad played professional hockey for the Buffalo Sabres in 1972. My dad coached my brother in travel hockey and people would ask me, “Oh, have you been here?” I would say, “Yeah, I’ve been to the ice rink, the Holiday Inn and the Perkins in town.”

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I love to travel and see live music. The best is when I can do both of those at the same time. I’ve gone to a lot of places, toured the city and when it gets closer to the evening some friends and I would make our way to the venue to catch the show we were there for. But nothing beats taking an evening walk with Maggie and Molson while listening to Maggie jab away.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? What’s the number one thing you wish people knew about Ambre Blends? People should use Ambre Blends because it’s an all-natural product that is not overpowering to people around you. It is a natural oil that becomes part of your body chemistry. It’s not a perfume. Just because you can’t smell it on yourself all the time doesn’t mean people around you aren’t smelling it. It becomes part of you.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? I’ve been able to watch a small company grow to where they are today. I used to fill twenty samples a week of three scents and sometimes beg to do more. Now, I fill four scents and not only just the oil but the Skin Tonic and Face and Beard Tonic samples as well. It has been cool to see a company that started in Ambre’s basement blossom all across the United States.

What was your first job? Working for my parents at their restaurant, Greek Tony’s Pizza and Sub Shop (Carmel, Indiana). I used to sit in the office at 10 or 11 years old and when someone ordered a soup they would yell back, “Soup lady!” I would hop out of the chair and gladly grab a soup to help out my parents’ employees.

Anything else we should know? I try to remind myself every day that life is way too short, explore and take no regrets.


Radiate Your Scent with an Ambre Blends Spritzer

For your body, home or anywhere you want to smell like your favorite Ambre Blends Essence, we have Ambre Blends Spritzers! The Spritzers are a fun, easy way to blend your body, fabrics and favorite possessions with our essences, empowering your natural fragrance into a unique and soothing aroma.

Ambre Blends Spritzers are very similar to Ambre Blends Oil Essences. We’ve taken the essences that you know and love and turned it into a fragrance spray that you can use all over, even on your pets. This natural fragrance spray comes in all five Ambre Blends Essences and can be used almost anywhere to radiate the scent of your choice.

Shake, Shake, Shake!

When using the Spritzer, always shake before you spray to ensure the product comes out as a mist. There’s no emulsifying agent in the spritzer which is what most perfumes and spritzers have in them to mix the scent, so by shaking the bottle you’re naturally providing an emulsifying agent.

How to Use

Once you’ve shaken the spritzer, spray it everywhere! Use it on your body, your hair, linens, rugs…anywhere! Spraying it in your hair is a great way to radiate the scent all day long. Spray it in while your hair is wet before your blow dry and your hair will hold the oil throughout the day. Avoid spraying on silk and rayon.

Ambre Blends Spritzers come in two sizes, 8 ounces and a travel size of 2 ounces (approved for air travel). The 8 ounce bottle has approximately 900 sprays in it.

Want to know some creative ways to use your Spritzer? Here are five ways you can use your Spritzer.


Ambre Blends Staff Spotlight: Cami Shirley

It’s hard work getting all of your orders packed up safely and sent out, but someone has to do it! That’s where Cami comes in. Coming up on her one year anniversary with Ambre Blends in October, Cami works in order fulfillment and shipping at Ambre Blends.

“Ambre Blends is very lucky to have Cami on the team,” said Ambre, Owner of Ambre Blends. “She is extremely delightful to work with, always in a good mood and keeps the energy light and positive. She works hard and stays focused all while taking some time to have fun and joke around. We all love her and hope she is with us for the long haul…hint hint…”

Learn more about Cami in this month’s staff spotlight!

What is a day in the life of Cami like? It starts with coffee. From there, I get my three girls ready for their day at school and head into Ambre Blends to fill/ship. Then I pick up the kids at 4pm, hit the pool or sports field, have dinner, do homework, gives baths and then enjoy some bad TV while folding laundry. Jealous?

What’s your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? Hands down, the people. There’s lots of “she-power” in the Ambre Blends Disco Hut!

What are some of your favorite organic products to use? I really love Kroger’s Simple Truth products, they keep it simple and affordable. Some other products I love are Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap, Toms toothpaste, lots of Annie’s Naturals…I’m obsessed with Navitas Naturals Cacao nibs.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? It’s hard to pick only one favorite. The Solace Oil Essence is a must. My favorite products are the soaps and deodorant; once you are accustomed to wearing a natural deodorant, you can never go back to an antiperspirant. You are designed to sweat and with Ambre Blends deodorant, at least you’ll smell fabulous.

What’s a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I made it backstage at Grateful Dead, the Deer Creek Summer Tour ’94. I actually said “hello” to Jerry.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hanging with my husband, Jim, and three girls, Bella (12), Iris (9) and Maeve (6). Weekends with nothing planned are the best.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? What’s the number one thing you wish people knew about Ambre Blends? We have a lot of love for the product and it shows. All Ambre Blends products are carefully and lovingly handcrafted, locally by (mostly) women!

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? I get to work with an intuitive and inspiring group of female entrepreneurs who value work/life balance. I’ve just reentered the workforce and this support essential for me.

What was your first job? A “casual mail carrier” with the USPS.

Anything else we should know? In a world where you can be anything, be kind.


Ambre Blends Body Cream: Everything Yummy Your Skin Adores

Looking to add another Ambre Blends product to your arsenal? No matter what your skin type, you’ll love Ambre Blends Body Cream. This soft and supple cream is recommended by dermatologists for many common skin ailments. Use Ambre Blends Body Cream simply to hydrate your skin or to heal it from sunburns, eczema and other skin disorders.

What’s Inside

Our Body Cream is a gorgeous mix of ingredients with the added bonus of our five essences. At first, you will smell the raw, organic, healing ingredients, such as coconut oil, raw shea butter, sunflower seed oil and sweet almond oil. These ingredients are very strong and potent (raw and organic), but once rubbed and soaked into your skin, our essences come to the top to radiate. As always, our Body Cream is paraben-free so that you know you’re feeding your skin safe, nontoxic ingredients.

Although our essences are one of the main ingredients, you may not smell it out of the jar, simply because they are not synthetic scents. Available in all five essences, you’ll notice that the scent radiates off of your skin. We have found that the Body Cream is a great product to layer with any and all of the other Ambre Blends products. Most times, we just wear the body cream and get tons of compliments!

Ambre Blends Body Cream comes in two sizes, 8 oz or the 2 oz travel size (air travel approved). When you buy the 8 oz jar, you get over a 35% savings and you can use it to refill the travel jar. The 8 oz jars contain nearly 20 ml of oil essence inside!

Please keep in mind that because of the fresh, natural, and organic ingredients (and lack of synthetics, fillers, or preservatives) in our products, the Body Cream will expire after approximately three years. Keep it out of direct sunlight as UV can degrade the Body Cream more rapidly.

How to Apply

For best results apply after shower from neck to toe. You’ll notice that it glides on like silk and provides a great base to layer on other Ambre Blends products. For a power-packed skin smoothie, put some body cream into the palm of your hand, make a well in the middle and add two pumps of Ambre Blends Skin Tonic. Mix together and use on your body all over for protection and to seal the dermal layer in with moisture and nutrients. Watch this video to see how we mix the two products together.

We love the Body Cream, but don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about Ambre Blends Body Cream:

“This body cream is so hydrating for my skin. I can put it on in the morning and not worry about reapplying lotion for the rest of the day. It works well for layering with the other products for a longer lasting scent. I also love the fact that it comes in a tub which makes it easier to travel with. I will forever be a loyal Ambre Blends customer.” –Haleh, Louisiana

“This stuff feels like absolute SILK on your body! It makes me feel fabulous and it smells delightful! I feel so sexy and beautiful when I wear this lotion. It hydrates deeply, yet dries quickly and doesn’t feel oily on the skin. This will be your new favorite body lotion. A must buy!” –Sarah, New York

“I’ve been using the combination of body cream and skin tonic daily to help with the dryness from the Southern California sun…the body cream is very rich and really is a value – a little goes a long way.” –Christeen, California


Meet Ambre Blends Product Specialist Michelle Hoard

When we launched Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant in December of 2013, we couldn’t have done it without Michelle. Starting in 2012, we collaborated with Michelle to test out a natural deodorant option for our product line. After many, many, many batches, we perfected the high-quality formula that stood up to the test of different seasons, situations and environments.

We want you to get to know the co-creator and producer of Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant, Michelle Hoard!

What is a day in the life of Michelle like? The deodorant=making process is much like making a cake…mixing, weighing precise measurements, pouring and labeling. The natural deodorant is completely made by hand.

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? We are all like-minded in wanting to execute a quality product made by hand with no harmful ingredients. There is so much love behind the products.

What are some your favorite organic products you use? Besides Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant, I use Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap, coconut oil and Young Living essential oils.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? While the natural deodorant is obviously high on my list, the Skin Tonic is a close second! I use it daily before bed and after putting on my makeup. It gives me the scent that I love and moisture that our skin craves so much. I really love all the scents but prefer the Unmasque and Solace in the natural deodorant.

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I am a Registered Nurse that specializes in pediatrics.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Watching my daughter Liza and my son Jack play sports, boating with my husband and kids and listening to local music with friends.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? Ambre Blends products are made without chemicals or harmful ingredients. You can be assured when using the products that they are not harming you or your family.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences working at Ambre Blends? I love that Ambre Blends is a woman-owned company that is an amazing example of sending empowerment to young girls that they can do anything they set their mind to.


Ambre Blends Staff Spotlight: Ali Carlson

Ali is the newest member of our staff, but that doesn’t mean she’s new to Ambre Blends. Ali has been working here for about three months as the Shipping and Fulfillment Manager, but she’s been wearing Ambre Blends for over 10 years!

If you’ve ever ordered online from us, Ali is the one who puts together your shipment and mails it out to you. In addition to shipping and fulfillment, Ali also puts together all of the gift sets that our customers love.

“Having Ali on our team is nothing short of a blessing,” said Ambre Crockett, owner and creator of Ambre Blends. “She was already family so naturally it seemed right. So when we needed to hire another person, we approached her thinking it is probably a pipe dream because she already had a great gig! Well, we got lucky. Ali brings so much to the table already in her short time here and we know that she has Ambre Blends best interest at heart. I walk in and she is smiling everyday. That alone means the world. She is a forward thinker who is always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of her department. The Ambre Blends Disco Hut is even more of an exciting environment because she is here!”

Learn a little more about Ali and why we love having her as part of our team!

What is a day in the life of Ali like? I typically check email for international shipping quotes and stock product in the morning. The rest of the day is spent reviewing and shipping both retail and wholesale orders. I also track any new customers and enter them into our system. With each shipment we provide various product information depending on whether they want info on the product or if they are a new customer, or just depending on what they buy.

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? The people, of course! It’s like working with family you love daily, but the job still gives me plenty of time to be mom. It doesn’t feel like I go to work, but I do work hard. It’s also very fulfilling to be a part of something you believe in with your heart and soul.

What are some of your favorite organic products you use? Having two small children, I am very picky about what comes in our house, but more importantly I want Mother Earth to be around for them. I use cleaning supplies and products that are eco-friendly and we use Green BEAN Delivery to locally source a lot of our food, especially produce and meat. I use a lot of essential oils for everything, including bug spray, pain relief and medicinal purposes to name a few.

Favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? My favorite product hands down is the Skin Tonic. Having recently had my second baby, I had some stretch marks that were very painful. The Skin Tonic worked wonders both on treating them because they really hurt and also on diminishing them and they are truly fading away. I wish I had before and after pictures! I wear Solace and occasionally Invoke. I love the way Unmasque smells, but I don’t like it on me…my husband however…wow! It smells amazing on him.

What’s a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I was once in a commercial for a pizza place in my home town. I jumped out of a swimming pool (I was a swimmer) and yelled “free breadsticks!”

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hanging with my hubs, Drew, who is seriously my BFF and a super fun guy, and our kiddos Kat and Will. We have a lot of dance parties and cook a lot of amazing food, usually with a daily tea party and performance by our kids.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? What’s the number one thing you wish people knew about Ambre Blends? People should be using Ambre Blends because the scent is simply amazing, yet not overbearing, and it is a safe product for your body. I remember being in a smoky casino in Vegas and people stopping us asking, “what are you ladies wearing that makes you smell so good?” This happens a lot, but that place was almost overbearing with smoke and the product still came through. I think the biggest thing people do not realize about our product is that it smells differently on different people. It’s all natural and every person is naturally different. Like I mentioned before with Unmasque, I love it but I don’t like it on me. It smells amazing on my husband, and actually my mother-in-law as well. My dear friend from home smells awesome wearing Ambre, but I can’t smell it on me. We are all different.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? My work/life balance – I get to work hard here and have fun working with people I love doing something I believe in to my very core, but then I still have plenty of time to be mom, which is the role that has defined me.

What was your first job? I was a lifeguard.

Anything else we should know? I love you!


Ambre Blends Staff Spotlight: Adam Crockett

Meet Adam Crockett, Director of Operations at Ambre Blends! Adam has worked full-time at Ambre Blends since 2012, although he has been involved with the company since 2007. He has served as the Shipping Manager in the past and we also consider him our resident tech guru/handyman.

 

“Adam is so instrumental when it comes to the bones of this business,” said Ambre. “He handles a lot of stuff that is crucial in keeping this business running. From legal, accounting, insurance, supplies and all things operational down to handyman work around the building, we could not do it without him! Adam helps me make productive, wise decisions when my heart can get in the way, he’s 100% the ying to my yang. Working with my husband has its challenges (naturally) but I would not trade it for the world.”

You might have seen Adam before working the checkout at our Holiday Open House or in our Put Down the Cologne campaign. Now you can learn a little bit more about Adam and why he’s an integral part of our Ambre Blends team!

What is a day in the life of Adam like? I start out every morning by checking inventory levels, overnight orders and financials. Then I get to paying the bills, checking our social media, ordering for ingredients and packaging, doing daily financials, helping with shipping if needed and then taking our packages to the post office.

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? I love everything about working at Ambre Blends! I love the people I work with, I love our work space and I love knowing that we are making and selling high-quality body care products that are good for the body and environment.

What are some of your favorite organic products you use? I am a BIG Ambre Blends user. I also love organic cotton clothing and footwear, and any healthy, organic foods I can find.

Favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? Solace Essence, Unmasque Natural Deodorant, Solace Olive Oil Soap and any scent of our Face & Beard Tonic.

What’s a fun fact about you that people don’t know? After I graduated from Indiana University, I went to work as an outdoor expedition guide. I led two week canoeing trips in Northern Minnesota, caving and climbing trips in Indiana and Kentucky, and mountain biking, climbing and snowboarding trips in Lake Tahoe. I even did a 21 day winter mountaineering course in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I love being out at my property in Parke County, Indiana. I love working on the property and cabins, swimming in the pond, riding trails on my dirt bike and, in general, just being in the woods.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? What’s the number one thing you wish people knew about Ambre Blends? In this day and age of everyone caring so much about what we put IN our bodies, we should also care as much about what we put ON our bodies. I wish everyone knew how much thought, energy and love we put into creating all of our body products so that they are the healthiest and greenest on the market.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? The most rewarding thing about working at Ambre Blends has been watching the organic growth of the company. We have stuck to our original ideas, plans and recipes since we started and it is so great to see our customers embracing what we have worked so hard to build.

What was your first job? My first “job” was working in the warehouse of my father’s company, Karma Records, putting stickers on CDs, tapes and albums, sending out promotional materials and checking inventory stock levels. My first “real job” was bagging groceries at O’Malia’s Food Market.

Anything else we should know? I have tried to live my life by the mantra (and Lucille Ball quote), “I would rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.” It has worked well thus far for me.


Ambre Blends Staff Spotlight: Rebecca Fox

Meet Rebecca Fox, Executive Assistant at Ambre Blends! Rebecca worked at Ambre Blends from 2008-2013 as the Production Manager, then seasonally for the next two years. Thankfully, she came back full time with us as of January 1, 2016 and we’re so happy she’s here. What does she do at Ambre Blends? Anything and everything since she’s so knowledgeable about all the facets of Ambre Blends. From marketing and sales to shipping, production and customer service, she can do it all.

What is a day in the life of Rebecca like? BUSY! I work full time at Ambre Blends, part time at a busy restaurant in downtown Indianapolis and I have a two year old. When I’m not working, I’m being entertained by my daughter, Nola. She’s hilarious! My husband, Fox, and I are lucky in love with our sweet little girl. We do a lot of laughing, playing, a LOT of reading, coloring, dressing up…I could go on and on. Somewhere in there I try to make time for myself, my best friend/husband, my amazing friends, family, our dog and cat.

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? I work with some of my best friends. We are truly a family here at Ambre Blends!!!

What are some of your favorite organic products you use? Well, I use Ambre Blends products everyday. Since I had my daughter I’ve been trying to make the switch to more natural/healthy products in my house. I’ve gotten rid of all of our plastic storage containers and opted for glass and I’m slowly switching out all of our pots and pans to ceramic ones. The biggest change for our household has been cleaning products. There are so many non-toxic, natural and/or organic options out there now. I use different brands for different things; Dr. Bronners, Seventh Generation, Better Life and Earth Friendly are a few brands I use right now. On a side note, I’m a big fan of Pact organic apparel. Their socks are amazing!

Favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? The Body Cream and Skin Tonic are my go to products. I alternate between the two. The Body Cream or Skin Tonic is the first thing I put on when I get out of the shower. I usually wear the Ambre Body Cream (or Tonic) and layer it with the essence in one of the other scents. Right now I’m into Solace. I’m a huge fan of the spritzer as well. I spray it in my hair when it’s still wet, on my clothes, shower curtain, linens, rugs, heating vents, in my car…EVERYWHERE! The Solace and Unmasque deodorant are fantastic as well!

What’s a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I wanted to be a lawyer for the ACLU when I was in high school. I’ve always been passionate about standing up for individual rights and freedoms. That or a DJ…I love music! Oh and I LOVE the city of New Orleans. Most people know that about me though.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my daughter and husband. I also love spending time with my amazing friends and family, checking out live music, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? What’s the number one thing you wish people knew about Ambre Blends? Our products are handmade. They are light and natural in scent. They smell AMAZING and won’t offend people who are sensitive to scent. Unlike perfumes, we don’t incorporate chemicals into our products. We strive to use the best natural and organic ingredients available to us.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? Being a part of the Ambre Blends family and helping to create something we all believe in. We make products that make people feel good about themselves. I think that’s pretty awesome!

What was your first job? When I was 15, I got a job delivering a small local newspaper in my parent’s neighborhood. I made $40 for 2 1/2 – 3 hours of work a week. Not a bad gig for a 15 year old!

Anything else we should know? I think it’s important to educate ourselves about the products we consume and use both on ourselves and our surroundings. Especially those of us with children. While I know they’re impossible to completely avoid, I think it’s important to make an effort to try to reduce the use of harsh chemicals and synthetics in our everyday lives.


What’s in Store for 2016 at Ambre Blends

It’s hard to believe that March has almost come to an end and we are a quarter of the way into 2016! With the first day of spring behind us, I have to share my gratitude with all of our loyal customers for such a tremendous 2015.

Ambre Blends had its largest annual increase in sales ever last year! Much of that is attributed to YOU, our loyal customers, who are branching out, wearing more of our line and making Ambre Blends part of your lifestyle. We’ve noticed that our customers who previously only wore one scent in a Roll-On are trying different scents and exploring our product offerings, including the Natural Deodorant, Pure Soy Wax Candles, Skin Tonic and more. Did you know that we have approximately 80 different products now?

Our retail stores are noticing the customer demand and stocking a more diverse selection of our products to help meet our customers’ wants and needs. Stores that have only carried Roll-Ons now stock Deodorant and Beard Kits, and we know we couldn’t have grown like this without you. Thank you to all of our incredible customers for the support, kind words, encouragement and suggestions. You have played such a large part in the growth of our company.

We have so much in store for you for the rest of 2016. For starters, we are now selling our Ambre Beards products individually as well as in the Men’s Grooming Kit. So gentlemen, if you need to restock your Face and Beard Oil, you can buy individually instead of only in the kit. We also will be debuting an unscented Skin Tonic just for your face (for men and women) due to customer demand. We’ve had people tell us that their eyes are sensitive to some of the oils when wearing the Skin Tonic on their face, so be on the lookout for small bottles in an unscented version.

April showers bring May flowers, but they’ll also bring in two new limited edition products you can find exclusively online. For Earth Day, we’ll be selling a limited quantity of our white birch display holders. We debuted these at our open house for our Indianapolis customers in December and they were a huge hit. Each birch display holds a 10 ml Roll-On and 30 ml refill bottle, which is a great way to let your oil sit and age before use.

Also in April, we’ll have a small limited supply of Ambre Essence Bubble Bath available online in the end of April. These will come in a beautiful frosted glass bottle. We’re launching the Bubble Bath just in time for Mother’s Day, so treat your mom to a luxurious bath, she deserves it. Get it while you can because once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Good news beer lovers: we are partnering with Sun King Brewing Company to come out with Lip Remedy made with hops. Instead of tasting like blood orange, this Lip Remedy will be similar to the taste of Sun King’s Grapefruit Jungle. If you’re not signed up for our newsletter yet, make sure to sign up so you can be informed about the release date of this limited edition product.

One of the things I’m most excited to announce is that I’m working on developing a baby line that will come out in the latter part of 2016. I was inspired to make a baby line a long time ago. I use these products on my own children because kids need quality, clean products just as much as adults do. I’ve been making my own products since my son was born, and with so many customers asking us for a children’s line we knew we had to do it. Our customers constantly tell me that they use our current products on their babies and toddlers, so we wanted to offer something more.

While the products we have now are already safe for your children, this will be a line exclusively for them. It will have a unique scent that is exclusive just for the baby line that will include oils beneficial to babies with colic, teething kids and more. In addition to products for your children, we’re developing on a belly oil for the baby line to help moms-to-be prevent stretch marks and also help heal stretch marks that are already present.

As always, we are committed to bringing you clean products that make you feel good about yourself and what you’re putting on your body. Thanks again for supporting Ambre Blends and helping us become the company we are today!

Ambre


Think Your Oil Lost Its Scent? Think Again!

Having trouble smelling your Ambre Blends Oil Essence? Don’t worry, you didn’t get a “bad batch” and there isn’t anything wrong with your product! There are a few basic reasons that you may be having difficulty smelling your Ambre Blends product right now.

First and foremost, Ambre Blends Oil Essences have been produced in house, by hand, for over 20 years. Our ingredients and formulas have never changed. Please keep in mind that Ambre Blends Oil Essence is not a perfume and reacts with your body differently than most fragrances to which you may be accustomed. Our oils are all natural and contain no chemicals or synthetic compounds. Our oils do not and will not lose their scent.

Because our ingredients and formulas haven’t changed, the four variables affecting your ability to smell the products are your body chemistry, heat, how you wear it and the age of the oil.

Body Chemistry: Our bodies naturally go through hormonal changes and cycles that can shift your chemistry (i.e. menstrual cycles, menopause, pregnancies, hormone replacement, detoxing, foods and drinks we consume). Our oil essences are affected by your body chemistry, which is why our products smell different on different people. The longer your oil essence is on your body, the stronger it will become!

Heat: Body heat and environmental heat affect the scent of our products. In warmer climates, the Ambre Blends scent does not take long to radiate. In colder climates, we recommend heating up your oil essence bottle to boost the scent by putting it in a bowl of your hottest tap water and let it set for 15-20 minutes. Then, take it out of the water, shake it up and apply on your hot spots.

How To Wear It: Being that Ambre Blends Oil Essences are a light, pure and fragile fragrance, you need to apply them generously. Keep in mind that unlike perfumes, you can never apply too much Ambre Blends; our scents will never become overpowering or intrusive. Apply deeply and vigorously to your forearms, chest, back of the neck, up into your hair line, tops of your shoulders and even the ends of your hair. These are areas that we find work best with our products to help radiate the scent.

Oil Aging: Ambre Blends Oil Essences are like fine wine, they get better with age. The longer you have your bottle of oil, the stronger the aroma will get. When you buy a new bottle, it may not smell like your old one at first because you are starting over with the aging process. To avoid this situation, we recommend purchasing our 30 ml “refill bottle” and using it to refill your 10ml roll-on. Your unused 30 ml oil will continue to age while you use your 10 ml roll-on. This not only helps with the aging process but is also more beneficial financially and environmentally.

The other thing to consider is scent immunity. Scent immunity means that you may stop smelling your Ambre Blends products because your body has become used to the scent. Your nose gets used to the olfactory composition, therefore harder to smell on yourself. However, everyone else will still smell it. Simply put, your Ambre Blends fragrance has become a part of you.

Still have concerns or questions about Ambre Blends? Feel free to contact us at 317-257-0202.


Discover the Art of Natural Fragrance

Unlike perfumes and colognes, there is an art to wearing natural fragrances. Ambre Blends Oil Essences 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. Our organic infusions are activated by your body’s warmth, uncovering a unique adventure every time you blend with our empowering essences.

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.

Apply. It can be difficult to smell the essence in Ambre Blends products while they are still in the packaging. To get a true sense of our fragrances, generously apply the product by rubbing it on to your forearms and other “hot spots” such as the nape of the neck and chest.

Radiate. Ambre Blends pure, natural fragrance will come alive once it blends with your body’s warmth and chemistry. Give the essence time to work with your body heat. Our fragrance will radiate after the product has had time to blend with you. There is no need to reapply, the essence will continue to radiate as you cool down and warm up throughout the day.

Time. Over time, like wine, your oil essence will get better. It is also important to remember that after repeated use of our natural fragrances, it is completely normal for your sense of smell to become accustomed to your unique Ambre Blends scent. Alternating between our signature fragrances can help prevent scent immunity over time. Through exploring each of our essences, those around you will still be able to recognize your individual scent and your sense of smell will remain uncompromised.

Mix our signature scents to discover your perfect fragrance that is uniquely yours! You can find out more about our four signature scents here.


Staff Spotlight: Sarah Demirhan

Our Production Manager Sarah Demirhan has been with Ambre Blends for almost three years, and we can’t imagine life without her. “Sarah is truly sweet, beautiful (from the outside to her very core) and the most positive person to work with,” said Ambre, owner of Ambre Blends. “She also takes her job very seriously and enjoys what she does. Those qualities show in the products. I, personally, am very blessed to also call her my cousin!”

Not only is Sarah our Production Manger, but you might recognize her as our Ambre Glow model. Learn more about Sarah in our Staff Spotlight!

Throughout your time at Ambre Blends, what has been your role in the company? When I first started, Rebecca was the only one making product so I would help her with whatever she needed help with. After she took a hiatus because of her pregnancy, I then took on the role of making all the product (except for the deodorant).

What is a day in the life of Sarah like? A day in the life of Sarah is usually me waking up, getting coffee with my boyfriend and going to work. When I get off work, I like to take a 4:30 yoga class and then make dinner when I get home (if it’s my night). I like routine.

What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? My favorite part about working for Ambre Blends is definitely the crew I work with. We are like a little family and can literally talk about anything and be as silly and weird as we want.

What are some of your favorite organic products you use? My favorite organic product would have to be Neuma hair products and this Argan oil I use in my hair.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? My favorite product is the lip balm because I definitely couldn’t live without it. I love the deodorant, I could just be wearing that and still get told that I smell good, even after the gym. Love the body cream too…and the soap…I mean I honestly can’t choose just one and I’m not just saying that because I work there. My favorite scent is Solace.

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I enjoy photography and painting when I’m feeling creative.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Outside of work I enjoy cooking with friends and family and going out for dinner and drinks. I love going to shows and seeing my favorite bands. I am a homebody too, so a night in with my boyfriend is also ideal.

Sarah modeling in our Ambre Glow marketing material.

Why should people be using Ambre Blends? People should be using Ambre Blends because it’s clean, organic, and never overpowering like perfumes. People should also know that everything is made by hand!

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? It’s always rewarding when I hear about how much people love it. I’ll be out sometimes and hear girls talking about it in the bathroom or people will stop me and tell me how much they love it, and I’m my head I’m like “Yeah I make that ish!” I also LOVE seeing it featured in magazines. So awesome.

What was your first job? My first job was as a Dental Assistant.


Put Down The Cologne

Hey guys, it’s time to put down the cologne and pick up Ambre Blends! Why should you put down the cologne and make the switch to a natural oil fragrance? Cologne dehydrates your skin, causes hormonal disruption, is full of synthetic chemicals, can cause allergies and chronic headaches, is offensive to others and so much more!


Five Ways to Use Ambre Essence Spritzers

Our spritzers are made for home, body or anywhere you want to smell amazing. With 20 ml of essence in each spritzer, every bottle contains approximately 900 sprays. Have you thought about the possibilities for using a spritzer in your favorite essence? Here are five ways we use our spritzers.

Pets. Don’t have time to give your dog a bath? Give them a couple sprays from our spritzers! Our products are non-toxic and won’t harm your animals, so let your dog or cat enjoy your favorite essence.

Linens. After you take your linens out of the dryer, spray them with an Ambre Blends spritzer before you make your bed. It will keep your bedroom smelling great and give you a reminder of our essences when you go to sleep. Bonus: Frankincense’s most common use is stress release and you can find it our Unmasque spritzer. It’s comforting, warm and exotic aroma is sure to help you calm down and drift to sleep when sprayed on your linens.

Inside Lamp Shades. Spray your Ambre Blends spritzer inside your lamp shades so that it keep your room smelling great all the time. Every time you turn on the light, you’ll get a whiff of your favorite essence.

Inside Vents. By spraying inside your vents, you’ll get a natural air freshener every time your heat or air conditioning kicks on. Reapply every few days to keep the scent strong. You can also grab an unscented dryer sheet, spray it with our spritzer and stuff the dryer sheet into the ducts behind the room registers to help carry the scent throughout your house.

Car Interiors. We know how easily cars get dirty, so give your car interior a few sprays to keep things fresh. Try our Invoke essence spritzer, which is fresh, intriguing and light. It also contains rose, which is a great antiviral essential oil to help shield you from sickness.

You can buy your Ambre Blends Essence Spritzers here. Remember: Shake your bottle before every use as the product naturally separates.


Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Harris

Ambre Blends Co-Owner Stephanie Harris has been with the company since 2007, and chances are that if you’ve ever called or emailed us, you’ve spoken to her. “Working with Steph is refreshing in lots of ways,” said Ambre, owner of Ambre Blends. “She has a handle on most everything and tries to keep things pro-leisure.”

Read on to find out more about our multitasking super staffer Steph!

Throughout your time at Ambre Blends, what have your job roles been? At first when it was just Ambre and me, we would take orders, talk to new stores that were carrying our products, make the product and then I would go stand in line at UPS to ship it, so the whole process of the sale from start to finish. I started as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Now that we are growing, we have more room to expand our marketing horizon and task the pros from Matchbook Creative and Pulp Functions to help spearhead our marketing efforts. My job title now is Director of Sales and Co-Owner/Partner.

What is a day in the life of Steph like? I try to keep busy; a lot of work and a ton of play as well. If I’m not rocking it at the Ambre Blends Disco Hut, you might find me flipping pizza at my family’s pizza shop or chilling with my three year old niece Maggie. It’s a lot of running from here to there but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I think I might get bored otherwise.

Favorite part about working at Ambre Blends? Making people super happy by making it easy for them to smell amazing and feel good about what they are putting on their bodies at the same time.

What are some of your favorite organic products you use? Well besides our products, I do love Neuma shampoo and conditioner and polish by Spa Ritual. I love organic thieves oil for my steam diffuser and Himalayan salt lamps.

What is your favorite Ambre Blends product and essence? I am the biggest fan of layering our essences. I like to use the Solace and Ambre together, in using both oils or mixing different products. For example, I’ll use the Solace roll on with the Ambre body cream or Ambre skin tonic. I use different scents and products for different occasions.

What is a fun fact that people don’t know about you? My family owns and operates a pizza shop and has for almost 32 years! The better part of my life, I have been eating and working at Greek Tony’s.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Traveling and exploring as well as spending time with family and friends. Try to be as leisure as possible!

Why do you think people should be using Ambre Blends? Men and women should be using our products not because they smell amazing on you but also because they smell amazing to the people surrounding you. It is a very fresh and clean product that is always inviting compliments. We pay particular attention to the ingredients and our packing to bring our clients products that are good for them and conscious of the environment around us.

What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? To watch this company grow over the last eight and a half years has been amazing, but mostly knowing that we are providing a product that makes our clients feel good about themselves, makes them confident and smells fantastic!


Manage Your Mane With Beard Tonic

You take care of the hair on your head, so why don’t you take care of the hair on your face, too?

Beards and mustaches are in, and we want to keep your facial hair fashion-forward. Even if a beard takes up half of your face’s real estate, you can still keep your skin feeling fresh, rejuvenated and nourished. You might not realize that the skin underneath your beard gets really dry when you wash your face.

So how do you keep your beard well-groomed and healthy? Beard tonic!

Not only does applying beard tonic hydrate your skin, but it helps soften your facial hair to easily manage your mane, keeping the hair soft, shiny, healthy and smooth. And don’t forget fortifying your skin against the effects of aging. Ambre Beards beard tonic is packed with oils such as jojoba, hempseed, coconut, sunflower and avocado to help tame hair and moisturize, which keeps your hair (and skin) flake-free.

Another bonus to using beard tonic is that it acts as a natural cologne. Available in four unique essences, Ambre Beards beard tonic comes in four distinct unisex essences that will last throughout the day.

Here’s how to apply:

You want to apply your beard tonic after shaving or washing your face so that your hair follicles and pores are open, ready to absorb the oil. We recommend starting with the Ambre Beards shave bar. Wet it with water and thoroughly work the shave bar between your hands to form a rich, full lather. Apply the lather generously to your face and neck; shave as normal.

Now it’s time to apply the beard tonic. Pump once (or twice if your beard is burly) and rub into your hands. Apply evenly throughout your beard and face. The beard tonic will absorb quickly and softly radiate our signature essence. The natural fragrance will come alive as it blends with your body’s warmth and chemistry.

 

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Finish by combing through your beard to tame even the wildest, wiry whiskers.

Maintain your facial hair with a routine that includes a healthy dose of beard tonic. The natural oils found in Ambre Beards beard tonic will keep your hair conditioned and lustrous instead of scraggly and dry. Pick up an Ambre Beards Men’s Grooming Kit and make it part of your daily routine!


Inside Ambre Blends Essences

We’re often asked how we make Ambre Blends and what’s inside. We can’t reveal all of our secrets but we can give you a taste of how we make our 100% natural, handmade, organic products. From the body cream to the skin tonic, our products come in four unique essences all with Ambre essence as the base. If you haven’t tried layering your different products and essences, mix and match them to create your own combination.

Each essence is made to complement your body’s natural chemistry, which means they will smell slightly different on everyone. We’re giving you an inside look into some of the organic ingredients we source to produce Ambre Blends.

Rose: Found in the Invoke essence, rose is a great anti-inflammatory and antidepressant. Relieving anxiety, boosting self esteem and confidence, and increasing your mental strength are all reasons rose is commonly used in aromatherapy. When it comes to skin, rose helps fade scars, acne and cracks while giving you shining, fresh and youthful skin.

Amber: We can’t tell you the ingredients in our signature Ambre essence (it’s top secret!) but we will let you know that it contains a blend of amber oils. Amber oils have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine for several reasons including that they increase the heart’s energy flow. They have a psychoactive effect that relaxes the brain waves and are also used as a natural aphrodisiac.

Frankincense: One of the ingredients in our Unmasque essence people often notice is Frankincense. For skincare, you have to love that Frankincense helps lift skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles with its anti-aging properties. It is also used to help fade stretch marks and scars, reduce stress, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and improve digestion.

Sandalwood: Found in both the Invoke and Unmasque, Sandalwood has many health benefits you’ll love. Safe for both internal and external applications, Sandalwood makes a great antiseptic agent. Although it’s mild, it is used as an astringent which helps for tightening the skin. It soothes skin and helps heal scars, induces relaxation and positive thoughts, and can be found in many skincare products.

Neroli: Who doesn’t love feeling happy and being in a great mood? Neroli drives away sadness and brings a feeling a joy. Protecting you from coughs and colds in the winter, it can also treat food poisoning and cure skin infections. It’s an all-around immune system booster. Grow stronger and healthier with the help of neroli as it promotes the generation of new cells and stimulates the health of those already present.