Friday, September 30, 2016

Pumpkin Chai Latte Signature Oil for October

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Nourishing pumpkin oil pairs up with chai-spices to make an autumn oil that's smells even better than the latte you had this morning.

Base Oil: Pumpkin Seed Oil
Secondary Oils: Walnut Oil, Sunflower Oil
Essential Oils: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Ginger, Anise, Clove, Coffee, Sweet Orange, Vanilla (CO2 extract)

Aroma: Vanilla, chai spices and a smidge of coffee.

Application: 1-2 drops of oil in the hands and massage into damp hair or into the hair. 

Detailed Ingredients:

• Pumpkin Seed Oil- Pumpkin seeds contain fatty oils with linoleic acid and oleic acid, both known to prevent cancer-causing cell production. They are also an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C. In addition, the seeds contain beneficial nutrients like zinc, magnesium, calcium and iron. Perhaps most important to those suffering from hair loss, the seeds contain cucurbitin, a unique amino that may be responsible for pumpkin seeds' effects on hair growth. There is conjecture that when consumed internally pumpkin seed oil it is a DHT blocker and can aid in treating baldness or hair loss, though no clinical study has been done. 

• Walnut Oil- A pale golden oil, it good moisturizing, anti-aging, regenerative, emollient and toning properties. Walnuts are unique among nuts because the essential fat they contain is primarily polyunsaturated (the source of omega-3 fatty acids.) as well as a host of other important vitamins and minerals. Walnut oil is a clear, grease-less, penetrating oil, that is a rich source of fatty acids.

• Sunflower Oil Organic Cold–Pressed Unrefined– An oil wealthy in Oleic acids with high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, also has beneficial amounts of lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. Deeply nourishing and conditioning for the skin and hair it is a natural emollient (meaning it corrects scaling and dryness), by helping upraised skin and hair cells lay flat, helping to increase shine and keep in moisture. Cold-pressed oil, also called cold-drawn, or virgin, oil, is purer than oil expressed with the aid of heat and retains more of its natural benefits.

• Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil- An anti-inflamatory that aids in the circulation of blood. Helps remove impurities from the hair and scalp and promotes growth. Good for treating scalp infections because of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. 

• Cardamom Essential Oil- Cardamom is native to India, and is used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has a warm, green, spicy, balsamic scent. 

• Nutmeg Essential Oil- has a sweet, warm, spicy scent similar to the spice commonly used in cooking. Comforting and soothing, nutmeg helps boost energy. It

• Anise Essential Oil- has a long history of use as a spice and medicine. It has a fresh, sweet, spicy, and licorice-like aroma. 

• Ginger Essential Oil– A spicy, warm, woody, with a deep earthy undertone, ginger is a clarifying and stimulating essential oil. 

• Coffee Essential Oil- This stimulating essential oil not only brings a rich, pleasing aroma, but also can help with scalp acne and psoriasis. It has uplifting and antioxidant properties. 

• Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil- A zesty citrus, sweet, strong aroma, Sweet Orange is cheering, refreshing, uplifting, and comforting. Orange, like all citrus fruits, plays an important role in Chinese medicine.

• Vanilla Burbon CO2 Extract- Vanilla is not produced as pure essential oil. It is well advised to question the authenticity of Vanilla labeled pure essential oil. This soothing scent is perfect for relaxing and meditation. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs Launch & Giveaway!

It's finally here and I am SO excited to share it with you! 

Entering the celebratory giveaway is super-easy!  You can see all the prizes here, and entering is just three simple steps:

1: Get Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs

You can pick it up from Etsy (.mobi, PDF, .epub) or Amazon (.mobi). Have Kindle Unlimited? It's there, too!

2: Read the Book

Brew up your favorite cuppa, relax, and enjoy! Actually brew a pot. There's a LOT in this book!

3: Click the Rafflecoptor to enter and then answer any of the following questions at the bottom of this blog post in the comments

Remember you have to enter between September 27th and October 4th! Prizes are drawn on October 5th.
  • What is your favorite quote from the book?
  • What did you learn in the book that surprised you the most?
  • What piece of advice, recipe, or technique in the book do you think will help you the most?

4: Leave feedback!

While not mandatory to enter, leaving feedback on Etsy (if you purchased there), or Amazon and Goodreads (no matter where you purchased) is HUGE both to me and to help other people discover this amazing resource. 

**** IMPORTANT*** I do moderate comments, so don't fret if it doesn't show up right away! Otherwise there's tons of spam for people to wade through.

Good luck! And thank you for all your support!

**** IMPORTANT*** I do moderate comments, so don't fret if it doesn't show up right away! Otherwise there's tons of spam for people to wade through. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs Giveaway Reveal

Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs will be here on Tuesday, September 27th, so just four days away!

To celebrate, and because the giveaway for Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally went so well, we're doing it again for this book launch.

The prizes are a combination of NightBlooming and HennaSooq products. If you missed it, select HennaSooq products, including the amazing Red Raj, are in the NightBlooming store now.

That's cool, but prizes?

Yes, yes, prizes! Six winners will be drawn, one for each of these prizes. If for any reason you can't use the item you've won, you can instead opt for a $25 NightBlooming gift certificate!

200g NightBlooming Herbal Hair Color of your Choice

Flame on with Fire Genasi? Radiant blonde with Devas? Colorless conditioning with Eilistraee? You can pick from any of our herbal hair colors, or have 200 g custom blended to the color of your choice!

HennaSooq Henna Gloss Bar

The Henna Gloss Bar is the perfect all in one moisturizer, and conditioning Ayurvedic hair treatment. A henna gloss is a very easy to use henna product that will nourish the hair, strengthen, create vibrant shiny hair, promote hair growth, reduces itchy scalp, and will give your hair a touch of red color from the henna. Ingredients: organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter, organic henna, organic hibiscus, organic marshmallow root, organic lemon juice, optiphen preservative

1 Dram NightBlooming Custom Blended Essential Oil 
Every want your ideal essential oil blend, but didn't want to purchase 15 different essential oils? Winning this prize means you can pick from our immense list of essential oils and get your perfect blend. Upon request, this prize can also be made into a mister or custom oil blend instead.

HennaSooq Ayurvedic Cleansing Hair Kit 

This ayurvedic hair kit contains 100 grams organic cassia obovata, and 100 grams of shikakai powder. Together these two herbs will, cleanse your hair. strengthen, condition, soften, loosen your curl pattern, add shine, and prevent dandruff. Includes instructions, recipes, and freshest crops of ayurvedic herbs.

NightBlooming Sunlit Meadow Rinse for Light Hair or Forest Glade Rinse for Dark Hair- 15 Treatments

No matter if you want to use these for the liquid portion in your herbal hair color, or if you just want to have an amazing rinse to pour through your hair, Sunlit Meadow and Forest Glade are sure to please. These conditioning herbs will give you tons of shine with just a hint of color with repeated use. 

HennaSooq Argan Oil Rosemary Rhassoul Mud 

Rhassoul (also called ghassoul) comes from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco which has been used for over 1400 years as a soap, shampoo and skin conditioner. Ghassoul mud will not strip your skin of its natural oils. It will leave your skin feeling deeply cleansed, and silky smooth. Made with Organic Argan Oil this rhassoul deep cleansing mud mask will cleanse, moisturize, and purify your skin. To use on your hair, dilute the mud with water or conditioner. Please store rhassoul mud masks in the refrigerator to ensure longevity. Use within 6 months. Ingredients: distilled water, organic rhassoul clay, organic argan oil, rosemary essential oil, optiphen (preservative)

This sounds amazing and I can't wait! How do I enter?

  1. On September 27th there will be a special blog post with a Rafflecoptor (ensuring that winners are picked randomly).
  2. Between September 27th and October 4th, read Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs: A Guide
  3. Go to the blog post mentioned in Step 1 and answer any one of the following questions:
    • What is your favorite quote from the book?
    • What did you learn in the book that surprised you the most?
    • What piece of advice, recipe, or technique in the book do you think will help you the most?
That's it! Then on October 5th I'll draw the winners and contact them for their shipping information. Winners of Henna Sooq products will have their prizes shipped direct from HennaSooq, but I'll take care of contacting her with all the needed information.

I don't live in the USA. Can I enter?

Yes you can! Shipping to prize winners is totally free even to international customers. This is my way of saying thank-you for sticking with NightBlooming through each and every postage rate hike. I deeply appreciate my international customers and want them to be able to participate, too! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One Week Countdown for Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs!

It's almost here! And I'm so, so excited.  While Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally was a massive success, Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs is a true labor of love.

The ebook will be released on Amazon and Etsy on September 27th!

Twice the length of Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally, Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs clocks in at 135 8 1/2 x 11 pages, meaning it's over 300 pages on an e-reader! That makes it, by far, longer and more comprehensive than any book on herbal hair coloring out there.

It's all here! From "should I henna?" to "I've hennaed and gotten mud on the ceiling, what do I do?"

And it doesn't just cover henna! Blonde colors, brunettes, and even how to bring out a silver shine on gray hair with herbs is all inside.  There's even an entire section dedicated to lightening hair and another to removing herbal hair colors.

Check in often over the next week! I'll be revealing more of the book's contents and showcasing prizes for the reveal giveaway!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Something Swell reviews our Damaged Hair Healer's Kit

 If you've never checked out Annie's vegan and sustainable lifestyle blog over at Something Swell, you should! She's funny, she's frank, and she's a joy to read. I came across her blog a few months ago when hunting for the Rare and Magical Unicorn that is a good natural sunscreen and have been following her ever since.

It was much to my joy, then, when she agreed to do a review of the Damaged Hair Healer's Kit.

Go check it out! You won't be disappointed :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

15000 sales, 15% off!

Sometime while I was sleeping, NightBlooming broke 15,000 sales!  As a thank-you to all our amazing customers, please use the discount code "15000" at checkout through September 15th for great savings on your entire order.

That includes not only our new kits, the new Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally ebook, September's Autumn Dewfall Oil Blend, but also every thing else in the store!

You can even apply the code to our Signature Oil Subscription Program for savings on top of savings!

Thank you all and please enjoy!

Lady Igor Reviews Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally

I am so pleased to be able to share this amazing chapter-by-chapter review from the renowned Lady Igor!

When someone with hair past their knees thinks you know your stuff, it's high praise. It's a fun read, so grab a cuppa and go enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2016

NightBlooming Teams up with HennaSooq!

Over the years, HennaSooq has been far and away my favorite supplier of  henna, indigo, senna, and other ayurvedic herbs. Khadija has always been so sweet and supportive and we've been thrilled to grow our businesses with one another rather than be fierce competitors

Today I'm happy to announce that we're taking that one step further and offer selected HennaSooq products for sale directly at NightBlooming! This way you can get your Red Raj and your Selkie all in one stop (because if you haven't tried Selkie in your henna, you really have to). For international customers, especially, this can mean significant savings on shipping.

In the store, you'll now find:

Organic Senna / Cassia Obovata

Jamila Henna

Organic Rajasthani Henna

Organic Zizyphys Spina Christi (Sedr)

Organic Amla Powder

Organic Indigo Powder

and Red Raj Henna

The keen-eyed among you will notice that there are some slight price differences between HennaSooq and NightBlooming, but that helps cover my shipping charges and Etsy fees. I've no doubt that the convenience and combined shipping will more than make up the difference. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally Success Story

I got the most wonderful emails from a happy customer who picked up Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally, not just for herself, but also for her daughter, Carmela.

Not two days after purchasing she wrote to me, included this picture and said:

So this is obviously just the start.  My daughter's hair is naturally curly, think and generally out of control.  We are going to do the moisture treatment from your book tonight but by just following a few bits of advice we have already seen dramatic changes.  This morning her hair looked so good that for the first time in over two years she wanted to wear it down to go to school.  I just wanted to share the pictures with you and say thank you again.  I can not tell you how happy you made my little girl this morning.

We had a wonderful chat, and then this morning I got another email with another picture!

I promise that I won't bother you with updates every day but I thought this one was worth it.  We did the tea and honey treatment on her hair last night and the results were very dramatic.  You can see how much softer the texture of her hair is after the treatment.  The difference in the actual feel of it is incredible.  Again thank you so much for making my baby girl so happy. 

Look at those beautiful wurls coming out to shine!

It just puts me over the moon to know that something I wrote has made a little girl so much happier with her hair.

Have a success story, too?  I'd love to hear it!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Congratulations to our Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally winners!

I want to so deeply thank everyone who entered the Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally Giveaway! It generated a lot of excitement and there are going to be a lot of happy heads of hair out there.

If you read the book and enjoyed it, please take a moment to leave reviews on Etsy (only if you purchased there), Amazon, and Goodreads.

Good reviews help other people make the leap to purchase the book and enjoy healthy, actually healthy, hair.

On to the winners that Rafflecoptor summoned:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Pauline was the winner of the Scalp Soother Kit!

Amy was the winner of the Grah-toe Studios Dainty Detangler in Holly!

Miki was the winner of the NightBlooming Hair Growth Support Kit!

Helena was the winner of the Grah-toe Studios Dainty Detangler in tulipwood!

Rasmus was the winner of the NightBlooming Damaged Hair Healer's Kit!

Still need to upgrade your copy?

My offer still stands, too, for anyone who had purchased the first version of the book on Etsy: I will update your copy for free to the new version in either PDF, .mobi, or .epub formats. Just email me with your order number from Etsy for verification and tell me which format(s) you'd like and I'll get those sent along.

And we're doing this again in a few weeks!

Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs launches on Sept. 27th!  Stay tuned for another great givaway and what I'm willing to bet is the most comprehensive, detailed, and best-photographed book on coloring with herbs.