Get The Most From Essential Oils By Avoiding These Mistakes

 Someone once compared essential oils to kitchen knives.

Both are tools, and both can be dangerous if used incorrectly.

Here are tips to avoid mistakes and get the most from essential oils.

Essential Oils

Don’t Underestimate How Potent Essential Oils Are

Since they are derived from plants, we forget that essential oils are potent and can be harmful.

When you’re flavoring food with spices, a little goes a long way.

So the next time you plan to use essential oils on your skin, dilute them. At full strength, they might burn your skin.

Worse, you could end up becoming sensitized to them. That’s like developing a permanent allergy which prevents you from using them in the future.

Think of essential oils as spices or like tomato paste that needs to be diluted before you use them.

Using a carrier oil is essential when you use essential oils to treat acne because skin with pimples is already irritated.

Also, always dilute essential oils when using them on children or if you’re pregnant.

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Blessings and Vital Energy – Our March Theme

As we transition into Spring, we start to notice all sorts on wonderful things happening around us – the days are getting longer, the bees are getting busier, the grass is getting greener and the flowers are soon to starting to bloom. There’s a palpable surge of life-giving energy that flows through our being as we participate in mother nature’s rebirthing cycle. In sanskrit, this lifeforce energy is known as “prana” and in the chinese culture it’s known as “chi”. Whatever you like to call it, this month we honor the lifeforce that flows through each of us as the earth begins her cycle of renewal right before our eyes.

Coming Soon: 5-Free Manicures & Pedicures with Chrome Girl

Guess what?! Ok, too easy to guess because of the headline. Later this month we are so excited to start offering manis and pedis in our spa using a 5-free nail polish line called Chrome Girl. 5-free products are every bit as awesome as the best mainstream nail polish except they don’t contain these 5 questionable chemicals: formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, fomaldehyde resin or camphor. The less toxins you feed your body the better, right?
The first 100 customers to come in our store to pick up our promotional NAIL ANGEL will receive 20% off their first mani or pedi service at Love!

Service Spotlight: Love Staff Picks for Spring

Renewal (Shiatsu massage)

Shiatsu, often called “finger pressure massage”, is the Japanese art of massage using kneading, pressing, tapping and stretching techniques to open the meridians of your body and create a sense of inner peace.  
What does shiatsu feel like? Because the pressure is applied with fingers, thumbs or palms, you’ll feel more localized sensations. Some pressure points may feel tender, but not painful. This type of massage can be just as relaxing as your good old swedish. Try it for yourself!
50 minutes: $90
80 minutes: $130

Ginger-Lime Sugar Scrub

This super yummy, all natural sugar scrub is used in our Enliven body treatments to exfoliate you from neck to toe, and is the perfect add on to any other spa treatment. It exfoliates, hydrates and conditions the skin using sugar, shea butter, coconut oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, apricot kernel oil, pumpkin seed oil, noni oil, ginger root oil and lime oil. The scent is incredible and the results are amazing!
Enliven Scrub: $100
Hands Free add on: $25
Ginger Lime Scrub (8oz): $45


Infuse Facial

Using the latest innovations in skin care, our Infuse treatment uses a non-invasive, non-surgical hydrafacial machine that extracts dead skin cells and skin impurities with a gentle vacuum-based method that also stimulates your lymphatic system and blood flow. The deeper, healthy layers of your skin are infused with key nutrients and active serums tailored specifically for your skin’s needs. The whole experience is very nurturing as it resurfaces your skin, providing a powerful, anti-aging treatment with no discomfort or down-time. 
50 minutes: $165
80 minutes: $200

Program Updates

Yoga Schedule

We’ve consolidated some classes and streamlined our class schedule.

Referral Program

Our growth depends on our customers spreading the LOVE. Refer a new customer to us and we’ll credit you $5 toward spa and salon services for each referral!

Birthday Club

Wanna celebrate your birthday with us? Let us know when it is and we’ll give you $20 off your birthday massage that week.

Generosity Without Sacrifice:Half of our profit goes to those in need

Thank you for being a part of our family! Our mission is simple: provide loving authentic service to you while paying forward half of the profit we generate to causes that need it the most. It’s not us being generous. It’s YOU. And each and every person you refer to us. Together we can make the world a better place. 

St. Patty’s Day Potluck 03/17

Grab your shamrock green tee and come hang with us on St. Patty’s Day!
Tuesday, March 17th from 12pm – 9:30pm
Potluck from 12-4pm
FREE Mini Spa Services 4-6pm
FREE Yoga classes at 6:15pm and 7:30pm 
Prana Boost with Tina Balodi 8:30-9:30pm

Bring a green dish to share: Kale & Cucumber Salad, Rice Crispy Treats, Join us Grapes, Spinach Dip, Spinach Tortilla Wraps….get creative! We can store anything in the fridge if needed. LOVE will provide tables, utensils and a delicious green, nonalcoholic beverage.

$10 Cover Charge will get you access to the mini services and automatically enter you in a drawing to win a FREE Week of YOGA or MASSAGE 

Vernal Equinox Celebration 03/22

Join us on Sunday, March 22 from 2:30-4:30pm for our Spring Equinox celebration at the spa.
With the days getting longer and Mother Nature waking up comes an increase in lifeforce enegry. This is the time of year when Vital Energy, sometimes called “prana” or “chi”, is in abundance around us. 
Our Spring Equinox celebration will be honoring this vital energy with specially themed yoga classes (taught by our very talented yogis), expert advice on supplementing and nutiriton for maximum energy levels.
See you there!

Saturday 03/07 at 6:30pm – Recreate Yourself with Lahila Oppenheimer (and don’t forget to spring your clocks forward this night)

Thursday 03/05 and 03/12 – Reveling with the beautiful Beverly Barton

Tuesday 03/17 at 12:00pm – St. Patty’s Day Potluck

Thursday 03/19, 03/26 at 7:00pm – TranscenDance with Jennifer Jimenez

Saturday 03/21 at 2:00pm – What is blocking you from the life of your dreams? with Eden Perish

Sunday 03/22 at 2:00pm – Vernal Equinox Vital Energy Event 

Saturday 03/28 at 2:00pm – Nutrition 101 with Michelle Levine

Yoga and Workshops

We believe a deep, personal connection with ourselves and others is the path to a happier, healthier world. Our sanctuary is designed to create a place of calm; a refuge from the frenzy of our daily lives, where we can explore our body and mind in new ways. Love is proud to offer the Simi community a diverse schedule of activities in our sanctuary including various types of yoga classes,  breathwork classes, workshops, gatherings, special events, lectures and more. If there’s something you are interested in learning about or if you are interested in leading a workshop for the community, let us know.

So feel free to drop in to any class. Try to arrive at least five minutes early to sign-in and get settled. If it is your first time here, please try to arrive a little earlier to get oriented. If you arrive late or must leave early, please do so as quietly as you can.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Love Signature Yoga
Our signature class combining different yoga styles for a unique experience every time that encourages balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. Love is all you need.

Aerial
A marriage of yoga and the aerial arts. A fabric hammock is used as a tool to help achieve traditional yoga poses. Flight suits optional.

Hatha
Suitable for all ages. Slow and gentle movements make this yoga a great way to start or end your day. Easy does it.

Iyengar
Longer pose hold times, focus on alignment and use of props belts, chairs, blocks, and blankets in practice. Focus and release.

Kundalini
“Kundalini” refers to the energy at the base of the spine. The practice seeks to awaken the energy at the base of the spine and drawing it upward through each of the seven chakras. Expect lots of work in your “core” area. Intense and empowering.

Pranayama
“Pranayama” is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇa or breath” or, “extension of the life force”. This practice focuses on yoga breathing exercises and techniques to connect with the vital energy that keeps us alive. One, two three. One, two, three.

Vinyasa
Commonly called “Vinyasa flow” or just “flow”, the class will be moving, flowing from one pose to the next. Get into the rhythm.

Yin
Slow paced yoga practice where postures are held for a long period of time. Hold on

Power Vinyasa
A more intense vinyasa flow class designed to make you sweat!

Family Yoga
Gentle stretching and poses suitable for the entire family. All together now.

Rates

Drop in rate (regular 60 min class) – $18
Drop in rate (premium 75 minute class) – $22
10 class pack (any classes)- $140
Week of unlimited yoga (new students, any classes) – $30
Yoga membership (unlimited, any classes) – $99 per month with 3 month committment

Interested in leading a workshop at our facility?

Love Organic Salon, Spa & Yoga offers amazing workshops to the community, most of which are FREE! We’re excited to be a source of wellness education and FUN for the community. If you’d like to offer a workshop, please fill out the information here and we’ll connect with you within 48 hours.

Beautiful thought: “Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”
–Susan Sontag

Organic Body Care

As much as we might complain about them, our bodies give us wonderful things. The capacity for joy and longing. Our children. Morning runs in the cold. We’ve created spa treatments that pay tribute to the good, hard work of our bodies, and help us to become even more open to the journey they take us on.

Body polishes improve blood and lymph circulation, help fight cellulite, and improve overall skin tone. Our organic body polishes and bath salts are amazing on their own, or they can be combined with a full body massage or eucalyptus-infused steam immersion for a deeper therapeutic experience.

Massage has been practiced for thousands of years all around the world. Its ability to reset the body, cure ills and encourage overall health is legendary. We have highly experienced practitioners and extraordinarily talented therapists who practice from a variety of massage techniques. Don’t be shy – tell your provider about any areas of focus, or if the pressure is too hard or soft. Your comfort is our priority.

All full body massages include a complimentary 30-minute steam room session. Come early to enjoy the steam room before your treatment.

Detox

Open yourself more fully to the world with an invigorating peppermint and coconut scrub. This treatment begins with a gentle sugar scrub to exfoliate dead skin and open pores. Next, we’ll apply a peppermint enhanced green clay and seaweed mask to draw out impurities and detox your system. Once rinsed, the coconut, argan, grape stem cells and tea extracts will hydrate and refresh your body. Add a little shoulder and neck massage, and voila! You’ll emerge feeling clean, fresh and ready for anything.
80 glorious minutes – $150

Enliven

This treatment takes hydration to the next level. Release and relax while we cleanse, scrub and moisturize you from neck to toe with a citrus-kombucha body wash, followed by a ginger lime sugar scrub, and finally a coconut, avocado, apricot, rose-hip oil and vitamin E drizzle and rub. Zowie!
50 intoxicating minutes – $100

Polish

Choose from lavender-vanilla, cabernet-neroli, pink grapefruit, lemongrass or cucumber-mint for a personalized scrub. Afterwards, enjoy a warm water vichy shower followed by a whipped body crème and light scented oil application. The perfect facial for your body.
50 yummy minutes – $100

Radiate

Raidiate celebrates the marriage of the “Polish” body scrub and the “Exhale” massage (see below) and invites you on their honeymoon. Enjoy 30 minutes of customized body exfoliation to stimulate your skin followed by a 50 minute relaxing rubdown
80 melting minutes – $140

Soak

First, we’ll prepare a warm, relaxing aromatherapy bath in our jetted tub — just for you. Relax….we promise no children will come knocking on the door. Then, enjoy a 50 minute Swedish massage from your favorite provider.
80 of the most personal minutes – $130

Comfort

Our careful Pregnancy Massage. Expecting mothers have unique health challenges, and we love to give you the care you deserve, starting with a combination of cushions and bolsters to comfortably support you. Utilizing a variety of bodywork techniques, your therapist will help relieve the difficulties of pregnancy, such as aches, swelling, stress, and fatigue. You’ll leave feeling lighter and more at ease in your body. (Note: Client must pass first trimester of pregnancy before enjoying this massage)
50 “my time” minutes – $95

Transcend

Our energizing Reiki treatment. This Japanese energetic healing practice is sometimes called “palm healing” which clears energy blockages, promotes deep relaxation, encourages energy balance and facilitates self-healing.
50 freeing minutes – $90

Exhale

This is Swedish massage at its best. A flowing, low intensity massage with long loving strokes and rhythmic kneading that utilizes light to medium pressure to reduce stress, encourage circulation and aid in pain relief.
50 fantastic minutes – $90
80 hedonistic minutes – $130

Transform

The deepest deep tissue massage. Deep tissue does wonders for relaxing muscles, relieving pain, and easing discomfort. Moderate to heavy pressure is typically used, so be sure to tell your therapists exactly how much pressure is right for you.
50 fantastic minutes – $100
80 hedonistic minutes – $150

Stretch

Our exotic Thai massage. This 2,500-year-old healing tradition performed on a table is similar to that of assisted yoga. Thai massage adjusts and realigns the body through a series of deep compressions, elongating stretches, and conscious breathing.
50 fantastic minutes – $95
80 hedonistic minutes – $140

Balance

We love Reflexology. Based on the theory that single points in our hands and feet correspond to each part of the body, this treatment begins by working pressure points in these areas to balance the body and create greater harmony.
50 balancing minutes – $85

Renewal

This is our loving Shiatsu massage. Often called “finger pressure massage”, this Japanese art of massage uses kneading, pressing, tapping and stretching techniques to open the meridians of your body and create a sense of inner peace.
50 fantastic minutes – $90
80 hedonistic minutes – $130

Aura

Ahhhhhh, our Aromatherapy massage. Perfectly suited for stress or emotional-related conditions, this massage features a customize blend of organic essential oils based on your preferences and intended benefits.
50 fantastic minutes – $95
80 hedonistic minutes – $135

Zen

Our Craniosacral therapy, the “zen” of massage. Using gentle, therapeutic touch through manipulations of the head and neck, this treatment encourages relaxation and release of tension for whole-body health and performance.
50 loving scalp minutes – $90

Euphoria

Include an additional 15 minute foot rub or scalp massage with any other massage treatment.
15 extra minutes – $25

Beautiful thought: “It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.” — John Guare

Organic Hair Care

As part of our commitment to our clients, community and the planet, we are proud to offer high-quality hair care products without any of the unsafe chemicals and synthetics. We feature the awesome John Masters Organics and Organic Color Systems hair care products that will make you look your best without compromising your health or the environment.

Love Cut
Style and cut – starting at $45
Kid’s style and cut $40

Blow N Go
Complete Shampoo + Blowout $40

Bang
Bang Trim $15

Beard
Beard Trim $20

Braids
Simple or complex – $20

Scalp Love
Hydrating Scalp mask and massage $40

Hot Iron
Curls or Flat iron styles -$15

Hair Coloring
One Process color – starting at $90
Highlights / Lowlights – starting at $90
Additional color added – $30
Color Correction – starting at $100

KeraGreen
KeraGreen—Formaldehyde-Free Straightener $290
(10% for aftercare)

Special Occasion
Event styles up do (short) $60
Event styles up do (long) $80

Beautiful thought: â€śBe yourself; everyone else is already taken.” â€“Oscar Wilde

Organic Skin Care

Our skin care treatments are designed to love, honor and care for your skin. We have two impressive organic skin care lines that we’re just over the moon for: Juice Beauty and Scientific Organics. Juice Beauty uses a unique, antioxidant-rich, certified organic juice base for all of their products to feed your skin with more nutrients, vitamins and minerals (all without any harmful chemicals or pesticides, of course). Scientific Organics is 100% natural, paraben-free and synthetic fragrance free line with potent botanicals and marine extracts to ensure visible results. This is the good stuff!

Illuminate

Hallelujah for this Hyperpigmentation Facial. Designed to lighten dark spots, discoloration and signs of sun damage, this skin-lightening facial uses an organic fruit acid complex with antioxidants, alpha-lipoic acid and vitamin C to even out skin tone and texture.

50 fantastic minutes – $100
80 hedonistic minutes – $145

Correct

The best Blemish Healing Facial you’ll ever find. Heal, hydrate and nurture oil-prone and blemished skin with a unique blend of powerful fruit acids, naturally derived salicylic acid, CoQ10 and repairing Vitamin C.

50 fantastic minutes – $100
80 hedonistic minutes – $145

Age-Defy

The all-powerful Plant Stem Cell Facial. Reveal your natural, beautiful glow with this damage-repair facial that firms, lifts, and decreases signs of skin distress due to aging and the environment. This treatment uses a rich formula of plant stem cells with vitamin C and grapeseed to boost and enhance skin tone and texture.

50 fantastic minutes – $105
80 hedonistic minutes – $155

Glow

Our favorite, the Love Signature Organic Facial. Designed for all skin types, this facial lovingly feeds your skin with antioxidants to prevent free radical skin cell damage while hydrating, soothing and smoothing fine lines.

50 fantastic minutes – $100
80 hedonistic minutes – $145

Peel

Good enough to eat, the Lactic Acid Resurfacing Peel. Renew your complexion with a gentle exfoliation using lactic acid, kombocha, spirulina and algae to rapidly improve skin clarity while boosting cellular renewal.

50 fantastic minutes – $110

Infuse

Beyond surface-level, welcome the Hydrafacial. Using the latest innovations in skin care, this treatment extracts dead skin cells and skin impurities with a gentle vacuum-based method that also stimulates your lymphatic system and blood flow. The deeper, healthy layers of your skin will be infused with key nutrients and active serums tailored specifically for your skins needs. Experience a powerful, anti-aging treatment with no down-time.

50 fantastic minutes – $165
80 hedonistic minutes – $200

Drench

Dehydrated Skin, be gone. Also called a “Water Lily” facial, this moisture boosting treatment uses extracts of water lily, colloidal oatmeal, aloe and green tea to promote hydration in thirsty skin. Skin will be left feeling calm, nourished and grateful.

50 fantastic minutes – $105
80 hedonistic minutes – $155

Facial Add-Ons

Lip Service

Gentle exfoliation, hydration, water-lily mask and sun protection to nurture the lip area because, well, we know how important lips are. $20

Bright Eyes

An “eyelight” serum and eye mask to awaken the natural radiance in the eye area. See the world more clearly. $35

Hands Free

A ginger lime exfoliation, warm steamed towel application, hand massage and light application of coconut argan oil for happy hands. Because touch is everything. $25

Waxing Services

Please note, we aren’t able to wax individuals on Accutane, Retin A or any other retinol product. For best results we recommend regular waxing every 4 – 6 weeks.

Eyebrows – $15 with facial / $30 single service
Lip or Chin – $15 with facial / $20 single service
Body – Starting at $25

Beautiful thought: “The difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference. Once we begin to feel committed to our lives, responsible to ourselves, we can never again be satisfied with the old, passive way.” –Adrienne Rich