The path to Holistic Beauty

Find ways to let your mind discover other possibilities.
We all have it within ourselves to find inner peace, balance and happiness.

While attending the National Symposium of Holistic Arts Practitioner at Harvard University last week I learned that we have many ways to heal ourselves with what is available around and within us: oxygen, water, energy, frequencies, exercise, flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables, sea salts, minerals and crystals.
But our biggest and most powerful tools are our mind, consciousness, awareness and abilities to listen.

It is only when we allow our conscious mind to listen to what we need and why we need it that we can truly help ourselves achieve wellbeing and stop being fooled with toxic ephemeral solutions.

Holistic Beauty
KENZA International Beauty

We are surrounded by many holistic wellness optons or approaches to heal symptoms, diseases and overall well-being. It includes Naturopathy, homeopathy, massage therapy (deep tissue, Thai massage , Chi gong, Shiatsu, Ashiatsu) , meditation, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Acupunture, Reiki, or even hypnotherapy.

I participated to this symposium without thinking that I was also a healer. After two days of listening to holistic experts talk, I understood that there are many ways to offer healing. I discovered that by offering beauty products made with natural, botanical active ingredients, I am also contributing to your well-being and therefore I am a healer.

This is the path that I want to continue exploring and by offering what nature already blesses us with, I want to be part of your well-being.

I am so grateful to all the participants for guiding my way by sharing their knowledge, passion and love of healing others.

Dr. Khadija Hayari, ND, CNC, MH Naturopathic SPA

Dr. Tammy Hunter – Connection Hypnotherapy

Sylvain Coulon Hypnotherapy

House Call Vet NYC

Euphoria: Reiki Healing

East West Health – St. George

Lighthouse Neuromuscular Massage Therapy.

Yen Acupuncture

FlorAlive®

Hypnosis with Mike

Fragrant Wellness

Bina Mehta Spice Blends

Dr Corinne Weaver DC

Alternative Therapies & Massage

How to create your own Hammam SPA?

I love my Saturdays!
Taking time off should be taken without guilt.

Don’t you love the weekend when you get to relax, exercise, spend quality time with your family and friends and most importantly pamper yourself?

After a long week of work managing my business, taking care of my family and figuring out what’s for dinner, I make sure to take some time off and Saturday is my day. I am neither a mom, nor a wife, I am Khadija and I make myself a priority. It may sound selfish but I truly believe that you can always give the best of yourself when you take time to decompress, change your mind and step out of your routine.

What I love is taking fitness classes or working out on my own at Equinox Fitness Club. After working out I love to treat myself, depending on how much time I have, with either a reflexology massage a manicure & pedicure or with a Moroccan Hammam SPA (my ultimate favorite).

Moroccan palace in Casablanca
Moroccan palace in Casablanca

Of course I bring all I need: Moroccan Black Soap, kissa (exfoliating glove), a hair mask, a facial scrub (that I also use as a mask because it has rose powder, honey and Argan oil. Soon available in our e-store), and my Argan oil, Fusion oil and Eye serum. Oh, I forgot I soak my hair the night before with my Hair oil Treatment too.

Pampering my hair with Argan Oil. Morocco
Pampering my hair with Argan Oil.
Morocco

KENZA Hammam Collection
KENZA Hammam Collection

I have to admit that it is nice to have a facility like Equinox where I can do all of this but you can create your own Hammam SPA at home as well. Here is how:

MOROCCAN HAMMAM SPA RITUAL

• In a Moroccan Hammam SPA or your bathroom warm up your body with a hot bath, shower or steam for 10 min to open pores.

• Set up your ambience with essential oils, a diffuser and candles. kenza-aromatology-1

• Apply generously (1 tablespoon) KENZA Pure Moroccan Black Soap all over your body. Let it penetrate for 5 to 10 min (it is important to stay in a warm environment). Rinse off with warm water (no soap). Video via Organic SPA Magazine

• Soak you KENZA Hammam Glove in hot water to soften it before use.

• Rinse the glove and start massaging gently skin (body only) in circular motion. After few minutes layers of dead skin and impurities will roll off the body onto the “Kissa” exfoliating glove.(Wash and dry your KENZA Hammam Glove).

• Soak hair with KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil, wrap with a towel or plastic cover. Leave 30min (or the night before).

• In a glass bowl mix a cup of KENZA Pure Rhassoul Lava Clay with 1/2 cup of KENZA Pure Rose Toner , few drops of KENZA Pure Lavender Oil and add warm water or milk until you get the right consistency of a paste to apply all over your body and face. Lie down, let it dry for 15-20min. Rinse the clay off.

• Wash with your favorite KENZA Soap (SPA Bar Soap or Moroccan Oils Soap) and shampoo hair.

• Indulge in a rich, fragrant and sensual KENZA Pure Marrakech Body Oil and apply your favorite KENZA Facial oil (Argan oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, or Fusion oil).

Organic SPA Magazine – 2015 Skin Care Guide Page 82 What’s New?

Check also Organic SPA Magazine:
Creating a Home Hammam for Two and “At home Hammam”– 2015 Skin Care Guide Page 82 What’s New?

I spend about two hours in this relaxing beauty routine and get back home a new person ready to handle the next week of priorities, urgencies, stress and other annoying stuff.

What is your special me- time routine? How do you decompress?
Share with us.

Lavender and Lavandin oils from Provence

Provence Lavender, France
Provence Lavender, France

While growing up in Provence, in the South of France, I was always surrounded by Lavender scent, but I did not know the full story of how it was produced.

Because I like to know more than just the ingredients and benefits of the products we distribute at KENZA International Beauty, I decided to conduct some in-depth research on French Lavender from Provence, before I consider adding it to the KENZA Skin & Hair product line.

Always ask the locals
My brother Adil is very active in the community of our home town of Istres in Provence. He works for the city government, knows everyone in town, and is its “unofficial” mayor. So, when I mentioned to him I was searching for a good source of lavender, he started going through his contact list (LinkedIn would be jealous) and voila’ found the perfect connection.

He picked up the phone and called his friend Guy do Cavaco whose wife works at the largest Lavender distillery in France, in Sault en Provence.
With Guy da Cavaco With Guy da Cavaco

We soon learned that, coincidentally, the small village was celebrating “Le festival de la Lavande.”
I took the next train to Avignon, then rented a car, and headed straight to Sault through the most beautiful scenery, country side, and villages.

Festival de la Lavande - Sault, France
Festival de la Lavande – Sault, France

Gordes village -Provence
Gordes village -Provence

Sault en Provence & Le Festival de la Lavande

At the “Festival de la Lavande” in Sault, I met Bill Flanagan, an American blogger who vividly shares his experience in his blog Lost in Provence. He does an amazing job reporting on this beautiful region, on its people, and on Lavender, the “Purple gold”. Watch it Purple Gold, you will enjoy it.

Lavender cutting competition

Learning to cut lavender from an ex champion.
The Lavender distillery
At the distillery, I tried to learn everything about Lavender, Lavandin, and the products they manufacture with these essential oils. I even tasted a drink, a cookie, and a crepe made with Lavender!

With Valerie at the Shop
Lavender or Lavandin?
Both are essential oils produced by steam distillation.
Lavender is a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family. It has narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. It has been widely used in perfumes and medicines since ancient times. It is mostly used in skincare and aromatherapy.
KENZA Pure Lavender Oil 1oz
I like this article by Mind Body Green
Uses of Lavender Oil

Lavandin, instead, is a plant that comes from the natural crossing (via bee pollination) of Fine Lavender and Lavender Aspic.It is uses for massage, home perfumes, laundry re-freshener, candles, soaps and more.
KENZA Pure Lavandin 1oz

KENZA’ Beautiful Friends will soon be able to experience Provence, its beauty, charm, and scents through the KENZA Pure Provence Lavender collection: Lavender and Lavandin essential oils and other related products.

Lavender and Lavandin Shopping
Lavender and Lavandin Shopping


During the launch of our Provence Lavender line you will receive a sample of our Argan & Lavender Soap with purchase of KENZA Pure Lavender Oil OR KENZA Pure Lavandin Oil.

Do you use Lavender oil? Tell us how
How about lavandin?