Get Calm, Grounded, Vibrance, Passion and Love with Annmarie Skin Care Essential Oils

eoblends_samplekit (1)My latest obsession is essential oils. They are very healing to soul and the body. Some can be used as a fragrance right from the bottle, others need a carrier oil of some sort. My most favorite way to use them, though, is in a diffuser.  As usual I’ve probably gone a little overboard – I have a diffuser in my bedroom, my daughter’s bedroom, the living room (gotta keep those cats happy and calm!), and my office at work. Recently I was sent an Annmarie Skin Care Essential Oil Blend sampler ($20) to test, and oh wow…it’s fantastic!

Annmarie Skin Care Essential Oil Sampler

Annmarie Skin Care Essential Oil Sampler

Essential oils can be expensive, so this is a perfect way to try out all five of Annmarie’s Essential Oil Parfum Blends, including Vibrance, Passion, Love, Calm, and Grounded. This is aromatherapy at its best. Like I said, I use my diffusers every single day, but you can also mix them with water in a spray bottle for instant room freshening or even dab directly onto your wrists.

Here are the scents:

vibrance

Vibrance –  Uplift, energize, and be happy.  This light and feminine oil blend will lift your senses with classic, romantic florals and notes of mood-boosting citrus.  Made With:  Essential oils of ruby red grapefruit, Italian lemon, bergamot, lemon verbena, lavender, clementine, jasmine sambac absolute, rose-geranium.

passion

Passion Indulge, electrify, and be sensual.  A warm and sweet essential oil blend to help you relax and awaken your sensuality. Earthy, grounding notes of vetiver and buddha wood provide a base for the passion-igniting aromas of rose and sandalwood.  Made With:  Essential oils of sandalwood, vetiver, frankincense, rose moroc absolute, sweet myrrh, amyris, buddha wood.

love

LoveAdore, embrace, and be tender.  A heart-opening blend of natural aphrodisiac oils to inspire you to be your most loving self. Sweet jasmine and classic rose are balanced by sandalwood and frankincense, for a scent that’s nothing short of irresistible.  Made With:  Essential oils of sandalwood, rose moroc absolute, jasmine sambac absolute, frankincense.

calm

CalmRelax, meditate, and be peaceful.  Create a sacred space for yourself where you can breathe deeply and release negativity. Spruce oil lends freshness to this blend of florals, tied together with comforting frankincense for a clean and crisp scent.  Made With: Essential oils of spruce, frankincense, rosewood, lavender.

grounded

GroundedSecure, strengthen, and be centered.  Find peace and clarity in this balanced blend. Woody and earthy base notes with a touch of sweetness give you a beautifully understated, quietly confident scent.  Made With: Essential oils of sandalwood, amyris, peru balsam, cedarwood, vetiver, amber (fossilized), copaiba balsam, galangal root, patchouli, ginger root, buddha wood, turmeric root.

Right now it looks like this set is sold out online – not surprising – but I’ll bet they get it back in stock soon. You can also buy the full size. Calm, Grounded, and Vibrance are all $39.95 and Love and Passion are $49.95. They are all terrific but my most favorite is Love. Which one do you think will become your favorite?  – Lisa

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Beauty detoxified: Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation

Annmarie Skin Care is a great natural skin care line that we have reviewed many times, so when they sent a ‘sneak peek’ of the foundation in their new makeup line I was intrigued. Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation is a very different foundation that is made from mineral powders and has only four ingredients. The focus is on beautiful makeup that is free of any ingredients that could potentially be harmful.

Annemarie Skin Care Earth Minerals sample kit

The Sample Kit ($20) comes with four small vials of mineral foundation powder in varying shades, along with a vial of Herbal Facial Oil.  The mineral foundation can be mixed with water or facial oil, either the ones Annemarie Skin Care offers or really any that you might already own. Water makes for more of a tint, while serums and oils give a thicker, creamier consistency with greater coverage.

I like having the varying shades since my skin color really changes throughout the seasons. Mid-winter I am almost fair, and mid-summer I am definitely medium. I found that by adding more powder I could easily make a concealer, and with less I could make a great tinted moisturizer.

Annemarie Skin Care Earth Minerals in Sand and Pearl

Annemarie Skin Care Earth Minerals in Sand and Pearl

Annemarie Skin Care Earth Minerals in Honey and Olive

Annemarie Skin Care Earth Minerals in Honey and Olive

I am very, very impressed with how this foundation wears. It looks natural, even when I went for maximum coverage. It lasts all day and has a bit of a glow. The only thing I didn’t like was the Herbal Facial Oil. This is STRONGLY scented…so much so that I had to take off my foundation because it was giving me a headache. Luckily, the powder foundation plays well with everything else I tried.

The Minerals by Annmarie Foundation Sample Kit is Annemarie Skin Care’s launch into the color cosmetics arena, and it’s a good one…I definitely recommend trying this out! Also, take a moment to view the video below regarding potential health hazards in cosmetics.   – Lisa

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