Friday, June 26, 2009

GenesisEthnicBodyCare on Etsy is on hiatus!

GenesisEthnicBodyCare has taken a summer hiatus from it's Etsy shop due to unexpected personal situations I am going through (nothing bad I assure you!). The Etsy shop will reopen in August. Until then, if you would like to order a product, please contact GenesisEthnicBodyCare directly at From there you can request a product brochure or list via email to purchase from if you do not remember which products you like.

Thank you for bearing with GenesisEthnicBodyCare on Etsy throughout this adjustment and I look forward to resuming business with everyone come August!

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GenesisEthnicBodyCare has joined Twitter! Now you can follow updates, tips and share information yourself via tweeting!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The beauty of bath salts!

While bath salts provide an extremely healthy way to relax and heal the body, it's important to know how to properly use bath salts to recieve the full benefits of them.

Naturally harvested bath salts are the best to use--those that are collected without the use of chemicals and are dried naturally using nothing but good old fashioned sunshine.

The types of salts that are best for baths are said to be those collected from various places around the world and include but are not limited to: Dead Sea salts, Himalayan salts, Mediterranean Sea salts, Epsom salts, Pacific Sea salts, Bali Reef salts, and of course--Organic Sea Salts. These salts may be a combination of salts but are usually collected from the Dead Sea. Organic Sea salts are a dusty gray color and often will turn bath water a gray color as well, but this is harmless. Because of the organic content of the salts, they are usually very course to the touch and sight. Genesis Ethnic Body Care uses a mixture of Organic Dead Sea Salts and Epsom Salts in it's bath sachets. Dead Sea salts are some of the most diverse as far as minerals are concerned as it has approximately 21 minerals in it's composition!

Bath salts (especially those collected from the Dead Sea) are known to treat a variety of ailments, including but not limited to: arthritis, psoriasis, muscle tension, muscle aches, dry skin, rough skin, eczema and rheumatism. It is also extremely beneficial in improving blood circulation, healing of various skin traumas (cuts, burns, bruises, etc.) and it detoxifies impurities in the body through the skin as well.

It is important to remember that when using any salts in bath water, anything less than 1/2 cup with have very little theraputic benefit. It is suggested that naturally the more bath water you have, the more salts you use. But for general purposes 1/2 - 1 cup of salts per bath is recommended. Soak in the tub for 20 - 30 minutes, no more than 45, and do not rinse. Pat dry and relax!

Baths that have salt added provide a better physical and mental experience for the remember to add a generous amount of salts during each bathtime experience!

Genesis Ethnic Body Care's bath sachets weigh approximately 1/2 pound each, and are derived of approximately 3/4 cups of salts and 1/4 cup of herbs per sachet, which provides the perfect amount of salt and herb for a healthy bath.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

GenesisEthnicBodyCare and Etsy!

GenesisEthnicBodyCare's etsy spot is now up and ready for business! You can use this site to purchase items instead of the original GenesisEthnicBodyCare website if you choose.

Visit us on etsy!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Dark spots, blemishes and discolorations and skin of color.

Dark spots, blemishes and discolorations are particularly troublesome in skin of color because they can be unsightly and cause self-conciousness, especially on more noticable and vunerable areas such as the face and neck. Once a pimple or damaged skin heals, a dark mark or blemish is often left behind. Dark marks appear in skin of color because melanocytes, the pigment cells that color the skin, become very active in areas where skin is irritated and began to build up. The result is a blemish that may never go away.

There are some very easy steps that those with darker skin tones can take to help prevent, and clear, dark spots and blemishes.

-Remember to always wear sunprotection with an SPF of 20 to 30. Remember to apply it every two hours while outside, because the sun causes melanin to build up in the skin, resulting in darker areas on the skin.

-If you are going to use a skin lightening cream, remember to only apply it to dark spots. Do not use any creams that contain more than 2% skin lightening ingredients (usually hydroquinone). Applying more can be dangerous to the skin, as it has been tested and shows signs of causing cancer after prolonged usage.

-Find a healthy skin care regimine and stick to it. Remember to protect yourself from the sun and treat blemishes and injuries to the skin immediately. Do not pick at any marks, bumps or scabs on the skin and do not allow clothing or other irritating materials to rub against sensitive skin. Keep hair and hats out of the face to prevent them from rubbing against delicate facial skin.

Remember to always treat your skin gently and kindly, and to be patient with it. Although a blemish can appear quickly and take what seems like forever to go away, you can greatly decrease the appearance of blemishes on the skin with a little TLC before they come.

*This information was collected from "Beautiful Skin of Color: A Comprehensive Guide to Asian, Olive and Dark Skin", and is not intented to diagnose, treat or cure any disorder or disease.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

GenesisEthnicBodyCare will be at the Newark Avenue and Grove Street Farmer's Market in Jersey City every Monday!

From now through Thanksgiving week, GenesisEthnicBodyCare will be at the farmer's market at the Path Station on Newark Avenue and Grove Streets in Jersey City. Among the various vendors there are hat and scarf makers, jewelry makers,