Archive for 2017

Massage and Oils: Advice from your Skin Care Consultant Ottawa

Posted in: Uncategorized- Dec 15, 2017 No Comments

As your skin care consultant Ottawa, I love to provide advice on massage and oils. Your body, like your car, needs oil to operate smoothly. Of course, you need oil in your diet but regular self-massage and professional massage with quality oils generate great benefits: – increase circulation, especially to nerve endings – tone the […]

Recipes for Healing, Comfort and Fun from your Health and Wellness Speaker in Ottawa

Posted in: Uncategorized- Nov 30, 2017 No Comments

Below are recipes for healing, comfort and fun from your health and wellness speaker in Ottawa. They were developed for a presentation on aromatherapy I gave recently at the Natural Food Pantry in Ottawa. My faithful diffuser complemented the talk with hydrsols of rose and orange blossom and essential oils of eucalyptus and turmeric to […]

Healing self-mutilation, imagined sins and beauty with oud and your ayurvedic consultant in Ottawa

Posted in: Uncategorized- Nov 14, 2017 No Comments

Three days after publishing my last blog, the tiny box I ordered arrived in the mail: 10 tiny vials of rare oud essential oil. My God! so tiny but so potent and fragrant! Holding those 10 vials felt like holding a whole forest in one hand, a forest that connected at the heart level, where we […]

Oud Essential Oil – Your Ayurvedic Consultant’s Good Fortune & Dilemma

Posted in: Uncategorized- Oct 31, 2017 No Comments

Photo credit There are times when an inner voice is so subtle and yet so strong in its request that you cannot ignore it regardless of how far fetched it may seem. Familiar? I am confronted with such a request. The guidance is that I must create a new product to help people who suffer […]

Dig into your Anxiety and Anger to Find Your Beauty With an Ayurvedic Facial

Posted in: Uncategorized- Oct 12, 2017 No Comments

In these times of changing frequencies, you may find yourself feeling like a radio receiver constantly switching channels. Anxiety and anger may result, accompanied by a sense of confusion about shifting loyalties or of being fragmented. If this leaves you feeling exhausted, let yourself feel these feelings without acting out and watch what happens. Digging […]

Come Home with an Ayurvedic Facial in Ottawa

Posted in: skin, Uncategorized- Sep 29, 2017 No Comments

Hurricanes, floods, forest fires and volcanic eruptions happen not only at the planetary level but also in our lives, inwardly and outwardly. They reflected a loss of balance of all the elements: fire, water, air and earth. And we have seen them all occur back to back this summer. Directly or indirectly, they likely contributed […]

Clean Your Aura + Calm Kids with Aromatherapy: 2 Natural Beauty Workshops in One Day

Posted in: Public Speaking & Workshops, Uncategorized- Sep 17, 2017 No Comments

What is the aura? What does it need? How do you keep it clean? What does it take to help your kids stay calm despite the numerous stimulations to which they are exposed? Face to Grace owner Isabela Blanchet will address these questions from the perspective of aromatherapy during two natural beauty workshops at the […]

Skin Care Products in Ottawa : Impeccability First

Posted in: Uncategorized- Aug 25, 2017 No Comments

When you shop for natural skin care products in Ottawa, demand impeccability first. You want ingredients in your products to be organic or at least pure from chemicals to keep your body healthy. Women typically are very aware of their body and sensations. We are able to sense the quality of products either intuitively or […]

Celebrating Our Relationships with Natural Beauty Workshops

Posted in: Uncategorized- Aug 21, 2017 No Comments

According to Ayurveda, our etheric body, the magnetic layer enveloping our physical body, holds all our relationships. ALL our relationships: our own inner and outer self, with others, with our natural and man-made environment, close or distant. These relationships can be harmonious or difficult at different times. Regardless, they all are there to support us, […]

Your Ayurvedic Facial Ottawa: More than what You Might Expect

Posted in: Uncategorized- Aug 03, 2017 No Comments

For countless women, booking a facial provides an opportunity to relax or to fix or maintain the quality of their skin. While an Ayurvedic does that, it is also akin to a ritual or ceremony to re-connect you with your personal beauty, radiance and emotional balance. At least this is what is offered when you […]

The Properties of Natural VS Chemical Sunblocks from Your Skin Care Consultant Ottawa

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jul 17, 2017 No Comments

An Ottawa mom recently asked if I could write a blog on natural vs chemical sunblocks, with a focus on children. I was happy to oblige. However, as I compile research findings, I am aware that she may be getting more than she bargained for from her natural Skin Care Consultant. We have all been […]

Your Ayurvedic Practitioner Ottawa, Vetiver and PTSD

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 07, 2017 No Comments

Have you ever wondered what you have done to deserve a gift you never dreamed even existed? I received such a gift from former governor general of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, a few years back. Here is how your Ayurvedic practitioner Ottawa discovered vetiver oil and how it can help with PTSD. I was unaware of […]

Choosing Ingredients for Your Ayurvedic Facial in Ottawa

Posted in: Uncategorized- May 30, 2017 No Comments

One of my great pleasures consists in choosing ingredients for your Ayurvedic facial. I recently had the privilege of sharing that joy with a group of 20 women at the Natural Food Pantry in Ottawa during a workshop on making Ayurvedic facial masks for each dosha. Natasha, lead and educator of the Natural Food Pantry […]

Ayurvedic Facial: A Unique Panorama of the Human Topography

Posted in: Activities and programming, Uncategorized- May 15, 2017 No Comments

You can look at facials as a simple two-dimensional beauty-hygiene activity. However, when you look thoroughly at the full scope of an Ayurvedic Facial, you have the chance to perceive a unique panorama of the human topography. I say perceive because not only do you see it, but you touch it and feel it in […]

Natural Skin Care Products that Support Your Ojas

Posted in: Wellbeing- May 08, 2017 No Comments

In a previous blog, I described the importance of choosing the purest ingredients possible to make the Face to Grace products. From a strictly physical health perspective, it makes complete sense. But there are even more important reasons for that: their contribution to your ojas production. “Ojas represents the essence of the entire digestive process […]

Hot and Sexy for the Kapha Lady: The Power of Essential Oils.

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 27, 2017 No Comments

You want to boycott the cold and humidity that make you feel tight and withdrawn? Call on black pepper, jasmine and pink grapefruit essential oils in sesame oil with a touch of vitamin E oil for a savvy solution. This trio will perk Lady Kapha like no other. Everyone around them will notice that they […]

What are the standards for natural skin care products at Face to Grace?

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 21, 2017 No Comments

Because ayurveda, the science in which I anchor the production of my products, is way over 5,000 years old, my definition of a natural skin care product is one that uses ingredients as close in purity as they were then. Of course, today, that is a real challenge. Our air, water and soil are polluted […]

Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair Growth from Your Skin Care Consultant

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 10, 2017 No Comments

As your skin care consultant in Ottawa, it is a pleasure to share solutions for hair care and related issues such as dandruff, early greying, eczema in the scalp, falling hair, etc. Although not all the ingredients mentioned in this blog are easy to find in small North American cities, they can be ordered from […]

A Perspective from your Health and Wellness Speaker in Ottawa

Posted in: Public Speaking & Workshops- Apr 05, 2017 No Comments

The health and wellness speaker-audience relationship on the surface may seem fairly straightforward but when you think about it, it is actually quite complex. From my perspective as a speaker on health and wellness in Ottawa, it as a three-way partnership around two boxes highly charged with facts, knowledge, concepts, definitions, life experiences and opinions. […]

GROCERY LIST FROM YOUR SKIN CARE CONSULTANT IN OTTAWA

Posted in: Uncategorized- Mar 13, 2017 No Comments

Even though your skin is probably doing well right now, it always is a good idea to keep some basic ingredients around to address unexpected issue. But which ones? As a skin care consultant, I find that Ayurveda provides knowledge that makes it much easier to select appropriate ingredients to resolve common or recurring issues. […]