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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!


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

 


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.


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!


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.


Everything You Need to Know About Ambre Blends Face & Beard Tonic

Hey guys, do you give much thought to the health of your face and facial hair? You might not realize it but the skin underneath your facial hair needs some love, too! Every time you wash your face, you should be moisturizing your skin afterwards to prevent it from drying out, regardless of if you’re hair-free and baby-faced, cleanly shaven, scruffy or fully-bearded.

Lucky for you guys, we have the perfect product to not only nourish your skin but also for bearded gentlemen, it will keep your facial hair healthy and soft.

Ambre Blends Face & Beard Tonic

Not only do we love making you smell great with Ambre Blends Oil Essences, but our entire product line is made with a purpose behind it for your skin’s health. That’s where Ambre Blends Face & Beard Tonic comes in.

Ambre Blends Face & Beard Tonic is a nourishing oil for the grooming needs of the everyday modern man. This is a pure, natural oil that leaves your face feeling fresh, rejuvenated and nourished while also fortifying your skin against the effects of aging. Our Face & Beard Tonic also softens facial hair, making it easier to manage your mane.

Containing over 12 natural and certified organic ingredients chosen for their medicinal and healing properties, combined with our signatures essences, our Face & Beard Tonic is the perfect tonic for your skin and beard. Once the oil absorbs into the skin and hair, the natural smell of the oils will dissipate and the Ambre Blends Essence will radiate throughout the day!

Good Skin is Hard to Achieve

Our Face & Beard Tonic is a power-packed smoothie for the face, hair and body. It is a rejuvenating and healing oil that consists of a mixture of pure organic oils that come as a plant base or raw. We hand-picked these ingredients due to their medicinal and healing properties.

With that being said, you will smell some of these nutrient oils right off the top and from the bottle. Remember that these are raw oils, which is what you will initially smell. It is not until those oils are absorbed into the skin & hair that the Ambre Essence (Ambre, Invoke, Solace, Ahnu, or Unmasque) will have a chance to radiate its aroma throughout the day.

We all love a good beard, but it can be hard to maintain without some help. Whether your beard is in the beginning stages of stubble or it is big and burly, Ambre Blends Face & Beard Tonic can help as a conditioner. Use it as an aftershave to soothe irritated skin and it will work double-duty by softening your mane.

How to Apply

For best results, pump a small desired amount into your hands and apply evenly throughout your beard and face. The best time to apply is after you wash your face so that your pores and hair follicles are open and absorbing the product. The Face & Beard Tonic will absorb quickly and will softly radiate our signature scent all day long. You can even use the oil all over your body to soothe dry skin.

Why Beard & Face Oil?

Men’s grooming used to consist of a razor and a bar of soap, but the modern man’s grooming habits have evolved since then. Men’s skincare and grooming products have exploded since the 80s and are growing to cater to each individual’s skin and hair needs. There is an emphasis on healthy skin and hair for men and we’re listening!

No one wants flaking skin on their face or a dry, brittle beard, and it doesn’t hurt if the products you use can help slow the hands of time. You take care of the hair on your head, so why not the hair on your face as well? While your scruff can be sexy, it shouldn’t feel like sandpaper when it rubs against another person’s skin. Thanks to the natural and organic ingredients used in Ambre Blends Face & Beard Tonic, you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

What’s Inside

Though many ingredients share similar beneficial properties, the extensive combination of these ingredients ensures that users of Ambre Blends Face & Beard Tonic will see definitive improvement to the health and beauty of their skin & hair. Our natural and organic ingredients with their benefits include…


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 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.


All About Hempseed Oil: A Multipurpose Natural Remedy

Known as one of the most nutritional oils available, hempseed oil is popular as both a beauty aid and dietary supplement that benefits your body both inside and out.

What is Hempseed Oil?

Hempseed oil has been around worldwide for hundreds of years, being used in Eastern culture as a multipurpose natural remedy. Even though hempseed oil is just recently becoming more popular, people have known about the benefits for centuries. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson grew hemp on his land?

But don’t confuse hempseed oil with hemp oil, they are derived from different species and different parts of the plant. While hempseed oil is extracted from the seeds of the cannabis plant, it does not contain THC. But using this oil on your skin offers some powerful health benefits you’ll want to reap.

Produced by cold-pressing seeds from the hemp plant, this ingredient contains all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids that are necessary for human life. It is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and is rich in vitamin D, which acts as a barrier for the skin and helps lock in natural moisture.

Hemp Seed Oil Benefits We Love

How Ambre Blends Uses Hempseed Oil

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 hempseed oil as one of the 18 natural and certified organic ingredients to help lock in your skin’s natural moisture. The medicinal and healing properties of these 18 ingredients combined will keep you looking healthy and vibrant!

In addition to finding it in our Skin Tonic, we use hempseed oil in our Organic Lip Remedy along with other ingredients such as meadowfoam seed oil, jojoba, rosehip, shea butter, mango butter, and more.


Shea Butter: A Skin Superfood

Shea butter is a popular ingredient in many natural skin care products since it is moisturizing and packed with vitamin A. From blemishes to wrinkles, it has so many benefits that your skin will love!

What is Shea Butter?

Shea butter comes from nuts found on the Shea (Karite) tree which grows in Africa. The outer shell of the nut is removed and then the nut is crushed and slowly roasted into butter. The butter is kneaded in a basin of water so that the fatty acids are separated (the fatty acids are the good stuff that make shea butter so amazing)! As the oils float to the top, they are removed and boiled to evaporate any excess water. What is left is the shea butter, which is taken from the top of the pot and set aside to cool/harden.

Even though shea butter may seem like a new trend, it is not a new discovery. The skincare and healing properties of this skin superfood have been used for thousands of years tracing back to ancient Egypt where it was used to protect the hair and skin from the sun as well as the from the hot dry winds of the African deserts.

Shea Butter Benefits We Love

How Ambre Blends Uses Shea Butter

If you can’t tell by now, we love shea butter and its benefits! Our Body Cream is made from shea butter, vitamin E, coconut oil and sweet almond oil…everything yummy your skin adores! We put it in our Natural Deodorant as a soothing ingredient for your skin along with aloe vera. And of course we put shea butter in Ambre Glow! And don’t forget your lips. Ambre Blends Lip Remedy soothes and heals dry, chapped lips with the help of shea butter.

We think you’ll love shea butter as much as we do once you try using it in one of our body products. And you never have to worry about harsh chemicals or synthetic scents since our products are natural and organic!


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.


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.


Keep Moisture In Your Winter Skin

The cold winter weather is here, which means your skin starts to get dry and cracked. We all want to keep our healthy summer skin year-round but the harsh winter conditions can make it challenging. Don’t fear, Ambre Blends is here to help! Banish dry, winter skin with these winter weather tips so you can keep a healthy glow all year round.

Help your hands. We’ve all dealt with cracked and itchy skin on our hands or knuckles at one point or another. The skin on your hands is thin, which means that your hands have a hard time holding onto moisture. Make sure you’re wearing gloves when you go out into cold temperatures, and don’t be shy about applying body cream throughout the day. Our body cream is made with shea butter, vitamin E, jojoba oil and green tea, perfect for your skin to absorb during the winter. If you’re dealing with cracked, chapped or rough skin, you can even apply our lip remedy on your hands, elbows or anywhere that needs help healing!

Use a humidifier. Add more moisture into the air by blasting a humidifier, which will help prevent your skin from drying out. Sleep with one in your bedroom and even hook up a small humidifier in your office during the day.

Stay away from hot baths. Although a steaming hot bath sounds delightful in the cold winter months, you’re actually doing more harm than good if your bath water is too hot. Heat from a hot bath or shower breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. Instead, try a lukewarm bath with a couple pumps of Skin Tonic in it to help lock moisture into your skin.

Keep your face hydrated. Using Skin Tonic on your face is a great way to guard your skin from harsh winds and freezing cold. By gently patting Skin Tonic onto your face after a shower or cleansing, it penetrates the oil down into deeper layers of your skin to deliver nutrients, retain moisture and rejuvenate dull skin. Do you know some of the other benefits of using Skin Tonic on your face and body?

Don’t forget about your lips. Use a toothbrush to gently exfoliate the dry, dead skin on your lips and then apply a healthy amount of lip remedy to seal in moisture and form a protective barrier. Refrain from licking your lips when they feel dry, it will only make the problem worse! Use a scarf when going out into the cold to cover not only your neck but your mouth as well.


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.