Escents staff member, Lisa Ashby, shares why she loves and appreciates her Mom!
I moved away from my mom when I was 19 years old and headed across Canada to Vancouver. My mom was there supporting me EVERY step of the way, even thought she knew it meant letting go of her daughter. I’ve lived in BC now for about 7 years and my mom still lives in Ontario, visiting me once every 2 years. Many years have passed by and I’ve had to make some really tough life decisions, career decisions, getting married and buying a house. My mom has NEVER once doubted me and my decision to move to BC because she raised me to be strong, independent and to really live my life to the fullest. Even though my mom hasn’t been in my life physically for quite some time, she is always in my mind, my heart and soul making sure I am making the best decisions and making sure I stay true to who I really am. I now truly know that moms are on this planet to make sure their children grow up and be the person they dreamed you would be from the moment you were born.
When you don't take care of your skin it shows—flaky, dry skin will occur, skin will appear dull, and breakouts will surface. It can be hard to find skin care products that are not full of parabens and other yucky stuff that actually works against your best efforts to care for your skin. At Escents, we've mastered a unique line of skincare called "Thera-skin"—these all natural skin care products work to restore and reveal the true beauty and potential of your skin. This month we are offering a special of buy a cleanser and get a toner for 25% in-store and 20% off toners and cleansers online to get you on your way to glowing skin!
Cleansing is one of the most important steps to skin care because not only does it remove dirt, oil and makeup; it prepares the skin for the next steps of your skin care routine so it accepts your toner and moisturizer more efficiently. We have a wide variety of cleansers that suit any skin type from oily to mature. Click here to view our line of Thera-skin Cleansers.
Toner is often the forgotten part of the skin care regime. This is usually because it is misunderstood and considered unimportant. However, toning is a vital part of taking care of your skin because it exfoliates and restores the PH balance of the skin which prevents bacteria from harming the delicate nature of the epidermis. It also removes any excess residue or oil from the skin before moisturizing so it is not trapped under the moisturizer which can cause breakouts! To learn about our Thera-skin Toners & Hydrosols, click here.
Escents is proud to announce the launch of four new Eau de Parfums— Courage, Hope, Joy and Grace! Each unique scent was crafted to reflect the unique and complex side of a woman as well as what she inspired in others. In combination with this exclusive launch, Escents is joining forces with the Salvation Army and their “Truth Isn’t Sexy” campaign in the fight against Human Trafficking by donating 10% of the profits from the new Eau de Parfums to the cause. The Salvation Army is commited to human trafficking victims and the restoration of their freedom, dignity and self-respect. The Salvation Army creates awareness and education about human trafficking as well as funding a safe house called “Deborah’s Gate”. Deborah’s Gate is in Vancouver and is dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking recover and get back on their feet and into society. These people (mostly women) have suffered immense trauma due to sexual, physical, emotional and/or psychological violence in their lives as a result of sexual exploitation. Below are some alarming facts about the Human Trafficking industry.
•There are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide
•250,000 sex slaves exist in North America, many of them in Vancouver, BC
•25%-80% of those sold into slavery are under the age of 24, some as young as 6
•Currently only 1-2% of victims are rescued
In addition to donating 10% of the profits of the new Eau de Parfums, we will also be asking customers to donate a $1.00 to help fund the Salvation Army’s efforts to end this awful industry that continues to grow and make money off of innocent people.
The Eau de Parfums contains 100% pure essential oils and naturally derived aromas, DPG and Phthalate free, biodegradable, no parabens, no animal testing, and no synthetic colour. They are all natural; containing essential oils alcohol and water:
Joy – Inspired by a Woman’s joy and the joy she brings to others! A passionate scent with the top notes of floral Violet and uplifting Jasmine.
Hope- An uplifting scent that reflects the hope that every woman possesses. Indulgent with the top notes of Vanilla and Bergamot.
Grace-A balanced scent which is grounded yet complex, like the Grace of a Woman. Mingles the top notes of Lily and Cedarwood.
Courage-An invigorating scent which represents the strength and courage of every woman. An energizing scent with the top notes of Ylang Ylang and Ginger.
In celebration of Earth, Month Escents has decided to do something a little different this year. We are calling upon our customers to roll up their sleeves, get into their gardens and “Plant a Seed of Change”. For a limited time, we will be offering a variety of gardening goodies which bloom into beautiful wildflowers after they are planted—Seed Bombs, Matchstick Gardens and Plantable Postcards. 100% of the profit from these products will be donated to the Mtito Andei Community Project which aims to educate orphans and provides access to clean reliable water for the community of Mtito Andei, Kenya.
These cute little bombs are jam packed with seeds which when planted, sprout into a gorgeous wildflowers! You can plant them in a pot or garden or join the Gorilla Gardening revolution and use them to spruce up the not-so-pretty urban areas in your neighborhood.
Mail your friends and family an extra special note on these plantable cards—simply write, stamp and send. Plant the whole thing in a pot or garden or break a piece off to make smaller gardens. Makes a great addition to any gift.
These products are available at all Escents Aromatherapy retail stores while supplies last. They make great little gifts that not only support the green movement but also give back to a community in need. To learn more about the Mtito Andei Community Project, watch this video.
The days are getting longer and the sun is starting to peak from the clouds. Even though it takes a bit longer in Canada to feel the true warmth of the season—spring is in fact here! At Escents, we love everything about spring because it acts as a reminder of all of the wonderful things that nature has to offer! To celebrate our deep love for this change in season, we have created four beautiful scents that reflect four of the most fragrant spring flowers Hyacinth, Narcissus, Lilac and one of our CEO’s favourite—Tuberose. The scents come in four products—a fragrant Aroma Blend, skin-softening Organic Argan Bath Oil, a delicate Aroma/body Mist and tiny Aroma Beads for scenting those special places in your home.
Transcendent and uplifitng. Heliotrope and Jasmine combine to create this timeless scent.
The Bath Oil is made with organic Argan oil which softens, hydrates and boasts anti-aging effects from high levels of Vitamin E and antioxidants. Unlike regular bath oils this one blends into the bath water creating a light, aromatic foam that is not drying to the skin. Skin is left soft and restored. Each bottle comes with a hang tag made out of seed paper which can be planted in your garden or a pot! Here’s how to plant your hang tag:
1. Chose a container that is about 4" wide and 5" tall. Try using recycled cans or jars!
2. Drill a few holes in the bottom so when you water the plant it will have drainage.
3. Place the seed paper in a pot under a thin layer of soil
4. Water thoroughly and keep moist
5. Place in a sunny corner and watch it bloom
Let us in on some of your secret gardening tips and what your favourite flowers are for spring! We want to hear from you:)