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Bentonite Clay, also known as ‘Healing Clay’, has long been in use by people for its healing and soothing purposes. Filled with tons of minerals, this clay also has a natural electrical charge – which extracts bacteria and toxins from the skin’s surface and pores, resulting in fewer blemishes and alleviated skin redness. Bentonite clay can also help fight allergic reactions, calm skin infections, and speed up the healing time of wounds – pretty awesome! 

Here at Calia, we like to add essential oils to our clay masks for that additional nourishment boost. Before adding any essential oils to your clay masks, you should always do a skin test before, to make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to them. For our DIY Clay Mask for Dry Skin, we added these essential oils:

Lavender oil

  • Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which promote healthy and youthful looking skin.

Frankincense oil

  • Frankincense oil has powerful astringency properties, which helps to protect skin cells and reduce acne blemishes, and also to shrink the appearance of large pores, and soothe wrinkles! 

Tea Tree oil

  • Tea Tree oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which can soothe dry itchy skin and disinfect skin pores. Tea tree oil can also help clarify your skin by lifting oil and dirt out of clogged skin pores.

You can also customize your own clay mask by adding other essential oils to target the skin problems you want to resolve. If your budget doesn’t allow for regular facials, this DIY clay mask for dry skin might just be the answer to your dry skin dreams! Bentonite clay can easily be found in your local nutrition and wellness store.

DIY Clay Mask for your Dry Skin's Dreams!

Ingredients:

- 2 teaspoons bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 drop Frankincense oil
- 1 drop Lavender oil
- 1 drop Tea tree oil
- Wooden Spoon (Do not use a metal spoon or bowl with your bentonite clay)

Directions:

  • Combine clay and vinegar in a bowl and stir until well combined. (Tip: For a thicker mask, add an additional ½ teaspoon of clay.)
  • Add the other essential oils into the mixture
  • Apply the mask onto to clean skin while avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
  • Let dry for 5–15 minutes.
  • Rinse off the mask with warm water 
  • After 5-10 minutes, apply moisturizer to your skin 

If your face turns red after you’ve rinsed the mask off, don't worry! The redness is caused by the stimulated blood flow from the clay for drawing out the toxins and impurities – hence its effectiveness as a skin care treatment.

If you’ve tried our DIY clay mask, let us know of your experience by sharing it with us in an email or on social media! We look forward to hearing from you!  

Introducing Calia Loyalty Club! 

Big news folks! 

With so many of our wonderful Calia customers having so much enthusiasm for our natural product line and the results they achieve by using them, word continues to spread about our little company. While we are growing, we are still just a small collection of passionate people making and providing you caring folks with the best products we know how to create.

The continual support we get from you has led us to finally create a program to thank you for your wide-ranging support. So, after weeks of preparation, we’ve just introduced our Calia Loyalty Club!! Like other similar programs, it works on a collected points basis, redeemable with any purchase, anytime. You’ll get points for your purchases, captured referrals and even your birthday!

All you have to do is create an account to get started. Already have an account? Sign in and start collecting points! 

We love you guys and the passion you too have for high quality, natural products, and while sometimes things go a bit crazy and get overwhelming, we’ll continue to do our utmost to keep our standards high.

Many thanks to all!!

Randy

To our valued Customers, 

Due to increased costs and to keep up with ever-fluctuating currency exchange, we have raised the prices of our Value Pack Jugs. 

Our Value Pack jugs remain our highest item in terms of value to you, and each item available in our jug sizes represent a minimum of 30% savings over the same amount of product in our smallest 240 ML size. 

We appreciate your continued support! 

Yours truly, 

Randy & The Calia Crew 

Hello Calia customers! 

Please be advised that due to the Victoria Day long weekend on Monday, May 21, all orders placed after 3 PM on Thursday, May 17 may be delayed in shipping. 

There will be no orders shipped on Friday May 18, Saturday May 19, Sunday May 20, and Monday May 21

We appreciate your understanding and wish you a lovely Victoria Day weekend! 

Thank you! 

Randy & the Calia Crew

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Tuesday Tips: A DIY Relaxation Bath

Treat yourself to a home-made relaxation bath with a few simple ingredients!

What you'll need:

Instructions: 

  1. Mix the oils together in the dark glass bottle well
  2. Add two tablespoons of the blend (or more, as desired) to your bath
  3. Enjoy!

Note: Remember to store your blends in a dark glass bottle, in a cool location to retain the beneficial properties of your essential oils. 

Get stocked on oils here. 

The Results are in for #OnlyBestForMom! 

Thank you all so much for entering our Mother's Day giveaway contest! There were so many amazing notes we needed an extra day to read them all. Here is a note from our founder, Randy ~ 

"Well, I must say, we became so impressed and taken aback by the number of wonderful musings and thoughts about your lovely mothers, that we just had to add yet six more prizes. So, we have put in six $50 Mother's Day gift cards as well! 

In addition, all who entered will get a $10 gift card sent to their Mum's email. We'll be notifying all of you to get the pertinent info so we can get these prizes out as quickly as possible....hopefully in time for Mother's Day. 
Our top six were from Italy, Canada, and the USA. So it shows just how wonderful and widespread the love for our mums truly is!"

We've now emailed the winners, congrats to all! It was so hard to pick only 12 winners, as your notes were all so incredible, our top three notes are here for all to enjoy! 

"My mother was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She lived in a two-bedroom home with her 8 brothers and sisters and parents. She used to tell me stories on how her, her sisters and mom would sleep on the floor on mattresses in one room of the house and her brothers and dad would all sleep on the floor on mattresses in the other room. She came from humble beginnings. She became a lawyer and practiced until she was 31 when she then met and married my dad. She immigrated with him to the US and had myself and my little sister, who has Down Syndrome. My dad passed away when I was 8 and my sister was 5 years old. When she came to the US she couldn't practice law again without having to go to school all over again, (she didn't go to school again here in the US, she decided to be a stay at home mom and have us) so when my dad passed, along with the survivor benefits she thankfully got (he passed 1 year and 1 month after working at his last job before passing and survivor benefits kick in after 1 year - everything happens for a reason!) she worked for Amway, Junior Achievement, was my girl scout leader and now helps run a Hindu Temple for the past 8 years. She does free law and social work for other people in the community to help those who might be newly immigrated to the US, those who can't speak good English and/or those who also have kids with special needs who want to learn how to apply for services from the state. She always kept and still keeps herself busy and positive. She is a breast cancer survivor of 12 years this year. She is 63 years young, playful and full of happiness and curiosity. She always made sure my sister and I were loved and taken care of. She is my superhero and I can't believe all the things she has been through and not only survived it all but come out the other side an even more amazing and grateful human being! I am grateful she is my mother!"

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"Why Mom Deserves the Best! Because my father left her when she was 2 months pregnant, and since then she's been taking care of me without complaining. Nowadays I'm a 17 years old young man and thanks to my mom I have learned the true meaning of love, sacrifice, commitment, patience, and dedication to the others. Mom, I'm so proud of you, you're the happiest, positive, and strongest woman I've ever known. Thanks for your love and for always being there for me".

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Why Mom Deserves the Best! My mommabear is beautiful from the inside and out. She is strong, brave, patient, and humble with a heart of gold. Everyone she talks to she shows kindness no matter what. I'm beyond honored not only to call my mom-my mom but my best friend. She has raised (and is still raising) me to be thankful, joyous, and kind in all circumstances. She is the biggest blessing in my life. My heart overwhelms with love when I think about everything she has sacrificed and done for me. The word selfish doesn't exist in her vocabulary. She has shaped the person I am today and she is a model of who I want to be. I love her with all my heart. She cares about me more than anyone else on this earth. With all we have been through in the past - losing my brother 13 years ago, she deserves more than I could ever give her. She is a queen. From long nights of holding me when I was sick - to the long hugs after heartbreaks, when I ask her to hold my hand when we are walking through parking lots still after 16 years, keeping me grounded in my faith and who I am, making trips out of her way to get me my favorite meals, and keeping me on track and organized..... she is the best mom in the world. I love my mom. Happy Mother's Day! Love, Kimberly ~James 1:2-4~

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Thank you all again! 

Yours naturally, 

The Calia Crew 

Hello Calia Community!

We are so excited to share with you some exciting news regarding our current Mother's Day Giveaway. Please read the attached letter from our founder, Randy ~ 

"Last week, we launched our Mother's Day Giveaway and we received so many wonderful notes from you guys on how special many of your mothers are! It makes me feel so blessed that we have so many fantastic folks as Calia customers.

With so much depressing news in the world today, I think we tend to forget that there are a massive number of good and wonderful people that never make the headlines….and so many of them are Calia customers!

This onslaught of lovely words about your mothers has inspired us to increase our number of available prizes. In addition to the three $200 Calia Prize assortments, we are adding three more $100 prizes!! 

    These prizes will all be shipped directly to your Moms, just in time for Mother's Day! We’ll do our best to send the winner’s prize packs to their mums in time for the special day.

    As there are still ten days left to enter, there's still time to write us your inspirational words about your mother (or mother substitute)! Remember, it can be any size order that you can include your entry with and it can be your first order or your 50th….just let us know about mum! 

    Many, many thanks to all!

    Randy Cunningham"

    To re-cap, our three $200 Mother's Day hampers contain

    • Mix & Match Hair Care Bundle
    • Naturally Pure Skin Care Bundle
    • Intensive Facial Cream w Rose Geranium
    • Essential Oil Starter Kit

    And our new three NEW $100 Mother Day hampers contain: 

    • Mix & Match Hair Care Bundle
    • Naturally Pure Skin Care Bundle
    All you have to do to enter is place an order between now and April 30! We love to read your notes and we know your moms will too! 

      Yours naturally, 

      The Calia Crew 

      At Calia, we believe that all Mothers deserve the best. After all, shouldn't Mom use the same great hair and skin care that you do? 

      Mother's Day is a celebration that honours the Mothers in our lives, and a day to shower them with extra love! This is why we are excited to gift three of your Mothers with a Calia gift hamper, each valued at more than $200! 

      *Update, we've added three more prizes! Due to the overwhelming response to this giveaway, we've added more prizes as detailed below. 

      Each of the three $200 Calia gift hampers will contain:

      • Intensive Facial Cream with Rose Geranium 
      • Mix & Match Hair Care Bundle
      • Essential Oil Starter Ensemble
      • Naturally Pure Skin Care Bundle 

      And our new three NEW $100 Mother Day hampers contain: 

      • Mix & Match Hair Care Bundle
      • Naturally Pure Skin Care Bundle

        How to enter this giveaway you ask? It's easy!

        Simply place an order for any amount starting today through to April 30, and leave us a note in the order notes on the Shopping Cart Page telling us Why Mom Deserves the Best!*

        We'll include in each winner's prize a little note including the kind words you shared. 
        We will choose 6 customers on May 1 and contact the winners via email for your Mother's address! 

        We know every day is a good day to show how much you care, and we are excited to help make Mother's Day just a little bit more special this year! 

        Best of luck to all! 

        Yours Naturally, 

        The Calia Crew 

        *The notes section is in the Shopping Cart just before you complete your order. 

         



        Curious about the many uses for Lavender Oil?

        Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world today, and for good reason! The use of Lavender can be dated back to as long as 2500 years ago when the Romans used it to scent their beds, baths, clothes and their bodies. Through their love of lavender, they eventually discovered this magical plant had medicinal properties.

        Modern-day Lavender Oil is obtained most commonly through the steam distillation process. At Calia, our Lavender Oil is a unique blend of our very favourite European Lavender oils. Our unique blend has a wide range of notes, giving it a full, all-encompassing aroma.

        Lavender Oil boasts a rich floral scent which is easily one of our favourites here at Calia, but we love it for more than just it's amazing fragrance! Lavender boasts a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic qualities that include:

        Alleviating Migraine Headaches
        Lavender oil is known to regulate serotonin levels, which helps to calm the part of the nervous system known to produce migraines and headaches. Massage lavender oil into your temples and along the back of the neck to relieve migraine headaches.

        Restoring Skin Complexion & Treating Acne
        Lavender oil is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that are known to help to refresh and heal the skin while reducing skin blemishes. Lavender oil’s antiseptic properties inhibit the growth of bacteria that causes acne infection and will also effectively reduce signs of scarring when acne is healing.

        Inducing Sleep
        In recent years, Lavender oil has become a favourite for inducing sleep. Lavender has therapeutic properties that create a calm and relaxed state, and the scent is well-known to help the weary fall asleep easily.

        Add 10 drops of Lavender oil to 1 cup of water into a spray bottle and shake well before spraying the mixture onto your pillow for a good night's rest. This is our top use for Lavender, and we wouldn't sleep as well without it!

        Healing First-Degree Burns & Reducing Scarring
        Lavender oil has antiseptic, antibacterial and circulatory stimulating properties. It naturally prevents infections from occurring, which can help speed up skin recovery and aid in the formation of new healthy tissues.

        Simply apply Calia Lavender Oil directly onto burnt skin a few times a day until the wound has healed completely.

        Promoting Hair Growth & Reducing Hair Loss
        The circulatory stimulating properties of Lavender can also aid in scalp circulation, allowing nutrients to reach hair follicles, which promotes healthy hair growth. Lavender’s antiseptic and antibacterial action can also help control dandruff and scalp acne caused by fungal or bacterial infections.

        Lavender Oil is a key ingredient in our Hydrating Shampoo Formula. Apart from its amazing properties, Lavender Oil has the ability to hydrate the scalp and balance sebum production, making it excellent for people with mixed scalp conditions!

        It's easy to see why we are so in love with Lavender, and why the world has fallen in love with this amazing botanical wonder.

        Let us know your favourite ways of using Lavender Oil by sharing it with us in an email or on social media! We look forward to hearing from you! 

        Holiday Shipping Update!

        March 26, 2018

        Hello Calia customers! 

        Please be advised that due to the Good Friday long weekend on Friday March 30th, all orders placed after 3 PM on Thursday, March 29th may be delayed in shipping. 

        There will be no orders shipped on Friday March 30th, Saturday March 31st, Sunday April 1st, and Monday April 2nd

        We appreciate your understanding and wish you a wonderful Easter! 

        Thank you! 

        Randy & the Calia Crew