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Low-Fat Spinach And Artichoke Dip

Low-Fat Spinach And Artichoke Dip

This creamy, cheesy dip is perfect for office parties and holiday gatherings.

Ingredients

8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
2 cups plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons butter
1½ cups parmesan cheese
14 ounces quartered artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
4 ounce can diced jalapeños, drained
10 ounces frozen spinach thawed and drained
1–2 drops Marjoram essential oil

Directions

  1. Melt together cream cheese, Greek Yogurt, butter, and parmesan cheese in medium pot over medium heat uncovered, stirring frequently until melted and even consistency.
  2. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts, jalapeños, and spinach.
  3. Stir in 2–3 pressed garlic cloves and .
  4. Let bubble for a few minutes and serve with pita chips or bread.

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Product of the Week: Pangea Organics Green Mandarin Facial Toner

Pangea Organics Green Mandarin Facial Toner

Balance and Restore. Toner completes the cleansing process by removing all traces of dirt and oil, refining pores, bringing the skin to balance and preparing it to thoroughly receive the benefits of our Facial Cream. Take your skin care regimen to the next level with this nourishing facial mist for use after cleansing and before moisturizing. Also ideal for use throughout the day to refresh, remove impurities and awaken your senses. Italian & Sweet Lime delivers targeted herbal extracts that are ideal for normal to combination skin types.

MANDARIN, GREEN AND RED

Pressed from the peels, mandarin is a beautiful oil for spas. An immune and lymphatic stimulant, mandarin also supports tissue regeneration and detoxification, reduces scarring and stretch marks, and is used to nurture dry, mature, wrinkled and dull skin. Mandarin is a wonderful cooling oil for the skin, aiding in balancing oily skin and healing acne, spots and puffiness. It is believed to improve one’s mood and relieve anxiety and stress. Other properties for mind include: calming and relaxing. See Tangerine. *

LIME PEEL

Lime is a useful cooling, toning and astringent oil for skin care blends. It is also used for varicose veins. Lime is refreshing, especially in hot weather. It inspires the mind and elevates the spirit with its aroma, a fresh, sharp citrus top note. Additional properties for the mind include: antidepressant, energizing and relaxing. *Essential Oil

Our toner completes the cleansing process by removing dirt and oil, refining pores, and preparing your skin to receive the benefits of our Facial Cream. Toner will benefit you most after cleansing, before moisturizing and is also great for spritzing throughout the day to refresh you and your skin.

Certified under the USDA National Organic Program / Gluten-Free / Vegan

Reminder: Site-Wide 20% Off Sale!  Only through the end of September 2015

Sale Price: $25.60

Read our Founder, Joshua Scott Onysko Blog on the Importance of Toner in your skincare ritual:

The one step you may be missing in your skin care ritual that may be making you age prematurely.

Product of the Week: Pangea Organics Lemongrass Body Lotion

Pangea Organics Lemongrass Body Lotion

Our body is performance-focused, which means 100% of the ingredients inside the bottle are doing something to benefit your skin. We blend nutrient-dense essential fatty acids together with luxurious essential oils and botanical extracts to create an amazing Body Lotion that is always beneficial, never artificial. Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter, and Organic & Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter from the Dominican Republic are just a few of the natural hydrators in our Body Lotion that help the skin better retain its own moisture, soften and soothe.

LEMONGRASS

The leaves of lemongrass are an important aromatic and powerful antiseptic agent. Additional properties for skin include: antimicrobial, mildly astringent, deodorizing, detoxifying and disinfecting. Good for stress, lemongrass is calming.

Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter and Organic Cocoa Butter are just a few of the natural hydrators that help the skin better retain its own moisture, soften and soothe. Enrich your body and soften your skin with our deliciously nourishing Body Lotion.

Certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by QAI / Gluten-Free

Remember:  Our site-wide sale! 20% Off Everything all month long. (September 2015)

Sale Price: $20.80

Ingredient of the Week: Jojoba Oil

Jojoba in Skincare

Jojoba Oil benefits in skincare is a shrub native to the Sonora and Mojave deserts. Is grown for the non-comedogenic, antibacterial liquid wax (commonly called jojoba oil) in its beanlike seeds. This waxy substance is rare in that it is an extremely long (C36-C46) straight-chain wax ester and not a triglyceride, making jojoba and its derivative jojoba esters more similar to sebum and whale oil than traditional vegetable oils. In other words, it is not an oil at all. Bearing this remarkable similarity to the oil produced by our own glands, it is well absorbed by and extremely beneficial to our skin for its emollient properties and natural moisturizing factors. It even has some natural sun protection. is easily refined to be odorless, colorless and oxidatively stable, and is often used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and carrier oil for essential oils. Mexicans and Native Americans have long used jojoba oil as a hair conditioner and skin lubricant. It is a particularly effective treatment for “crows feet,” wrinkles, stretch marks and dry skin. Additionally for our environment, it has potential use as both a biodiesel fuel for cars and trucks, as well as a biodegradable commercial lubricant.

Pangea Organics Products: Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Oil, Italian White Sage & Geranium Body Oil, French Chamomile with Sweet Orange & Lavender Body Lotion, Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Lotion, Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary Body Lotion, Pangea Organics Lip Balms, Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate Balancing Oil, Moroccan Argan with Willow & Rosemary Facial Cream, Japanese Match Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask

Featured Product: Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Face Cream

Pangea Organics Red Face Cream

Pangea Organics - Red Mandarin with Rose Face Cream

Mandarin is a beautiful oil that supports tissue regeneration and detoxification, reduces scarring and stretch marks, and is used to nurture dry, mature, wrinkled and dull skin. It is a wonderful cooling oil for the skin, aiding in balancing oily skin and healing acne, spots and puffiness. Aroma-therapeutic properties are believed to include improving one’s mood and relieving anxiety and stress, leaving you feeling calm and relaxed.

Offering an array of skin-beneficial nutrients; Argan and Evening Primrose Oils balance and restore mature, sun-damaged skin. Shea Butter and Sunflower Seed Oil amplify moisture with rich, essential fatty acids while working overtime as skin-protectors. Beneficial both morning and night, this concentrated cream offers robust moisture and thirsty-skin-specific essential oils and extracts.

Hydrate and nourish your precious face with the highest quality organic nutrients and botanicals that nature has to offer.  Precious and beneficial skin nutrients are hand-picked for our Facial Creams for their anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, vitamin-rich, and UV filtering properties. Our is designed to protect, balance, nourish and hydrate your glowing skin.

Certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by QAI / Gluten-Free / Award Winning Product