Handcrafted Therapy day spa just opened

Handcrafted Therapy, a day spa offering professional massage therapy services since 2015 has expanded its Dallas-area operations to include North Texas' only massage supply store and training center. Handcrafted Therapy Supply, a 3,000 sq ft storefront located on North Central Expressway in Plano, opened to the public with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 3, 2023.

The product assortment at Handcrafted Therapy Supply includes everything needed to start a registered massage therapy business or create a spa-like experience at home. Products featured include massage tables, towel warmers, sheets and custom-formulated oils, lotions and soaps. More importantly, the store and training center creates a safe space of acceptance for all—with custom murals on the walls even declaring it a 'judgment-free zone.'

"I wanted to create a space of inclusiveness, hope and love amid a time of controversy, misinformation and hate," said Julie Alexander, LMT and owner of Handcrafted Therapy Supply. "I hope the world receives my message—each and every person should know Handcrafted Therapy Supply is a place where we will love and accept you, no matter what."

As a woman-owned business, Alexander purchases her store inventory from other women-owned, U.S.-based businesses. "I have focused on working with women because I believe they possess the ability to be both empathetic and vulnerable. In fact, three out of every four massage therapists in Texas are women," explains Alexander.

Handcrafted Therapy Supply is a one-stop-shop for any new or experienced licensed massage therapist wanting to feel, see and smell products before they invest in them. Previously, North Texas LMTs had to rely on online, mass-produced purchases to stock their businesses.

"A spa owner myself, I was frustrated with the quality of products available to us online. I wasn't able to feel the glide of the lotion or smell firsthand the massage oils I couldn't return after opening," says Alexander. "As a proud member of the American Massage Therapy Association, I am thrilled to be offering this personalized, new experience to my peers."

About Handcrafted Therapy Supply

Handcrafted Therapy Supply is located at 3303 North Central Expressway, Suite #240 at the intersection of Parker Rd. and North Central Expressway in Plano. See the Handcrafted Therapy Supply website at www.handcraftedtherapy.com for daily hours of operation. Terri Becker, the general contractor and designer for the project, can be reached via www.terribeckerdesigns.com.

Hair Growth and Metabolism Booster supplements

Nature's Bounty®, a Nestlé Health Science Company and a leader in scientifically-backed vitamin and nutritional supplements, unveiled two new products in its Optimal Solutions® line of dietary supplements. Hair Growth and Metabolism Booster supplements provide new ways for women to support their hair growth and weight goals through clinically shown ingredients that are drug-free. Both products are available now at CVS and Amazon.com, and will be coming soon to Walmart. In addition, the new Hair Growth product is available at Walgreens.

"We spent time listening to women share their struggles with hair growth and weight management, and their desire for products that are cost-effective and backed by nutrition research. We are thrilled to introduce our new Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair Growth and Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Metabolism Booster supplements with these women in mind," said Aileen Stocks, President, Wellness Brands at Nestlé Health Science. "Our Hair Growth formula makes it easy for women to get nutrients clinically shown for the growth of thicker hair delivered in only one capsule per day and at an affordable price. And, our Metabolism Booster product features plant-based actives to support weight management."

Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Hair Growth

Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Hair Growth features an Advanced Hair Complex, which is clinically shown to help grow thicker, fuller hair in three months.* Its innovative Advanced Hair Complex formula is designed for women and contains Arginine Silicate and Magnesium Biotinate.* The one-per-day formula is non-GMO, gelatin-free, and vegetarian-friendly.

"As we age, hair follicles can become 'sleepy,' switching from growing normal hair to growing thinner, shorter peach fuzz and making hair appear less thick and full," commented Krysmaru Araujo Torres, M.D. Head of Medical Affairs, Nestlé Health Science. "The Advanced Hair Complex in our new Hair Growth product delivers a matrix of three vital nutrients—Arginine, Silicon, and Biotin—to the hair follicles, supporting the growth of thicker, fuller hair in only three months."

Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Metabolism Booster

Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Metabolism Booster supplement features a clinically studied blend of citrus extracts, including orange and grapefruit, to help boost fat metabolism and reduce waist circumference.* Black ginger extract helps promote abdominal fat loss and supports a healthy metabolism.* Metabolism Booster capsules should be used as part of a healthy lifestyle, in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program.

Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Hair Growth and Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Metabolism Booster products are recognized as 2023 Product of the Year USA award winners in the categories of Hair Growth and Weight Management, respectively, through a survey of 40,000 people by Kantar.

For more than 50 years, Nature's Bounty®, a Nestlé Health Science Company, has been focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people's lives. Nature's Bounty® vitamin and nutritional supplements are overseen by scientists, manufacturing specialists, and quality experts, each one dedicated to maintaining high quality standards. We only use ingredients from suppliers that meet our stringent Quality Assurance Standards, as well as GMP supplement quality standards. By combining the latest breakthroughs in nutritional science with great ingredients, we're proud to provide consumers with supplements of outstanding quality and value.

Clean Body Care Line

Shaklee, a leading wellness company, announced today the extension of its highly popular Shaklee Body collection – a clean, anti-aging body care line that first debuted last fall. Inspired by nature, perfected by science, the new products include Protect Deodorant, Renew Lip Serum, and Reveal Body Exfoliant providing wellness for the whole body from the outside, in.

"Our initial success and consumer response of the original Shaklee Body line was fantastic, so we are excited to offer more body care options infused with nutrients the skin needs to age well. With more consumers committing to self-care and maintaining healthy-looking skin, Shaklee Body focuses on luxury and efficacy using potent and nourishing ingredients," says Chairman & CEO, Shaklee Corporation, Roger Barnett. "As a leader in the wellness space since 1956, we continue to break-through into new categories bringing innovation to personal care and anti-aging industries. Each Body product is highly effective and clean, providing powerful anti-aging benefits supporting our scientific and natural approach to wellness."

In September 2022, Shaklee launched its Body collection with the Revitalize Body Wash, Restore Body Serum, and Nourish Body Lotion. These latest product innovations bring nutrition to body care with nutrient-rich, vitamin-infused products with clean and healthy formulas. Formulated without more than 2,500 ingredients that are potentially harmful to our personal health or the health of the environment, these clinically tested ingredients contain no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, or GMOs and are vegan, cruelty-free, and dermatologist-approved.

Adding additional insight on the science-backed approach, Dr. Jamie McManus, Shaklee's Chair of Medical Affairs says, "Each product is carefully crafted using key ingredients that are clinically tested and safe for the skin. Protect Deodorant uses coconut fruit extract and an amino acid derivative to support the skin's microbiome while Renew Lip Serum and Reveal Body Exfoliant include ingredients such as natural exfoliants and plant oils to support anti-aging, moisturization, and a healthy glow." She continues, "With our years of credibility in the health and wellness space, consumers can enjoy these products knowing we've invested the resources ensuring they are the highest quality, and efficacious, just like we have in other product categories for more than 60 years."

The three new unisex products can be added to current personal care routines to create long-lasting results.

- Protect Deodorant: A clean, odor-neutralizing, nutrient-rich deodorant that offers a multi-faceted approach to odor protection. Formulated without aluminum and baking soda, this arrowroot and zinc-based deodorant with activated-charcoal neutralizes and absorbs odor and wetness, supports a healthy skin microbiome balance and skin pH, and soothes and protects the delicate underarm area with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants.

- Renew Lip Serum: An age-defying, hydrating and plumping lip treatment that supports healthy collagen, boosts volume, smooths, and softens lip texture, with a nutrient-rich blend of botanical oils, peptides, and antioxidants. Apply as many times daily as needed, in the morning for softer, fuller, more youthful looking lips, and at night as an overnight lip treatment to restore and replenish.

- Reveal Body Exfoliant: This dual action body treatment gently exfoliates and locks in moisture. Created to polish, smooth and hydrate with natural exfoliants that buff away dullness to reveal more radiant-looking skin, plus nourishing oils that provide a velvety-smooth after-feel.

The new Shaklee Body products are dermatologist approved, now available on shaklee.com and sold through the company's network of ambassadors across North America.

At Shaklee, we make healthy happen. Shaklee is a leading natural nutrition company founded by Dr. Shaklee, who invented the first multivitamin in the US over 100 years ago. As a pioneer in sustainability, Shaklee was the first company in the world to fully offset its carbon emissions so as to leave no footprint on our planet. Shaklee products are backed by over 100 published scientific studies proving safety and efficacy and are marketed through more than 2 million Members and Ambassadors in North America and Asia. With over 65 years of research, innovative product development and quality testing behind us, we are committed to providing consumers with the products and support they need to live their healthiest lives.

Innersense Organic Beauty Launches Harmonic Hair Renew Scalp Collection

Award-winning clean beauty brand Innersense Organic Beauty launches Harmonic Hair Renew Collection, a targeted set designed to create a balanced scalp environment. The three-step ritual helps to exfoliate, soothe and massage the scalp to noticeably reduce flaking, relieve dryness and encourage a balanced environment for the hair.

Hair Renew Pre Wash Treatment is a treatment product that purifies and nourishes the scalp for healthy hair. Clean, skin-loving ingredients Zinc Gluconate and Magnesium Oil refresh the scalp by removing product buildup, balancing natural oils and restoring a harmonious environment for optimal hair growth. Micro Hyaluronic Acid replenishes hydration to reduce flakes and itch-causing dryness.

Hair Renew Daily Active Scalp Serum is a calming serum that restores harmony to scalps in distress. Its clean, calming formula features Celery Seed and Hemp Seed Oil to address common scalp conditions such as flaking, itching, and dryness caused irritation. Antioxidant rich Pea Sprout Extract helps fortify hair follicles to revitalize roots. The third part of the collection includes a natural clear quartz Scalp Massager to help improve circulation, and release tension.

The Harmonic Hair Renew collection was clinically tested, in which 97% of consumers agreed their scalp appears to be healthier, 91% agreed their scalp is less itchy and 91% agreed their scalp feels more hydrated and moisturized. Overall, 100% of consumers saw a reduction in flaking.

“Our products are formulated to promote holistic wellness, and treat not only the hair, but also the skin and scalp,” says Greg Starkman, CEO and Founder of Innersense Organic Beauty. "The new Harmonic Hair Renew collection starts at the source by creating an optimal environment for the scalp through a combination of conscious formulas and mindful rituals. When the scalp is in perfect harmony, hair becomes healthier and more resilient.”

Harmonic Hair Renew Set retails for $80 ($102 value) and includes the full collection. Hair Renew Pre Wash Treatment retails for $38 and Hair Renew Daily Active Scalp Serum retails for $42. All products will be available online at innersensebeauty.com, in select salons, and in-store at specialty retailers such as Credo Beauty and The Detox Market.

About Innersense Organic Beauty

Beauty professionals Greg and Joanne Starkman founded Innersense Organic Beauty to bring clean, pure and toxin free hair care to salons, stylists and consumers. The clean hair care brand’s products include shampoos, conditioners, scalp scrub, styling and treatment products for all hair types. For more information, visit innersensebeauty.com.