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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

 


Share the Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 July 2018 New Retailers

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

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


Staff Spotlight: Alessandra Nunez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


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!


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.


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.


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: 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


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!