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Scientific Evidence Supports Positive Effects of Jasmine

Posted by Sabon NYC  |  Mar 7, 2013 10:41:41 AM

Jasmine Flowers

Recent scientific research has found the scent of Jasmine to induce mood enhancing effects such as relaxation, anxiety relief and sleep induction.

According to the “Journal of Biological Chemistry”, researchers tested hundreds of fragrances on both humans and mice to see how they affected the function of GABA (a neurotransmitter that aids to induce calming effects). The fragrance of Jasmine was the strongest in amping up GABA response, similar to the effects of the common drug Valium. “Applications in sedation, anxiety, excitement and aggression relieving treatment and sleep induction therapy are all imaginable. The results can also be seen as evidence of a scientific basis for aromatherapy”, Bochum Professor Hanns Hatt said in a statement.

It is rather (and unfortunately) common for us to suffer from feelings of anxiety, sleep deprivation, stress and the like. If you happen to experience these kinds of symptoms, we recommend you try this natural remedy before turning to synthetic solutions (such as over-the-counter or prescription medicine).

The use of essential oils and aromatherapy as a form of medicine is dated all the way back to the eleventh century. The efficacy of these methods continues to be supported by scientific research today.

We invite you to discover the beneficial effects of this calming fragrance. Jasmine is one of our favorite fragrances, proudly offered as its own line in the collection, including: Deep Exfoliating Body Salt Scrub, The Body Gel Polisher (a daily body exfoliator), Moisturizing Shower Oil, Deep Nourishing Body Lotions, Sorbet Body Gel (a light weight cooling moisture lotion) and Eau de Toilette Perfume.

Jasmine is also the chosen scent of our entire Hair Care Line, made from natural plant extracts found only in the Amazon Rainforest.

Sometimes finding relief is as simple as awarding oneself with personal time, away from any distractions or noise. The Shower (and Bath) makes for a great escape. Try it. Take this time for yourself to slow down, pay attention to your breath and enjoy what the gift of the senses have to offer in this moment.

You may be pleasantly surprised.

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Sabon Official Video

Posted by Sabon NYC  |  Sep 4, 2012 2:03:55 PM

Take a peek at the SABON NYC Official Video.

 

Directed, Filmed and Edited by Barak Rotem 

 

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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Soaks in the City: 6 Healthy Benefits of a Milk Bath

Posted by Sabon NYC  |  Aug 22, 2012 2:26:17 PM

Healthy Benefits of a Milk Bath

Cleopatra wasn’t the ravishing beauty that Hollywood has made us believe – the Greek historian Plutarch describes her alleged exoticism as “itself neither altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her” – but the legend of her radiant skin is anything but a myth.

To achieve such smooth, supple skin, Cleopatra regularly soaked in milk baths, a luxury befitting only a queen; in today’s economy, milk isn’t cheap, and very few people without claim to a throne, crown, and royal subjects can afford such an indulgence.

But even though a true milk bath is out the question for regular folks like us, the concept – and other all-natural ingredients with properties similar to skin-soothing milk – is not.

At our Sabon boutiques in New York City, we often recreate a miniature “milk bath” for our customers right in front their eyes so they can see and feel our products at work.

First we add a dainty scoop of scented bath salts, and as the water is running we drizzle in our bath foam and milky soap. Then, as the bath rises, we sprinkle about three heaping handfuls of mineral powder into the tub. The reaction is instant. Sabon customers watching the demonstration can see the mineral powder react to the warm water and then feel the creamy consistency of the bath that leaves the whole body moisturized, replenished, and silky.

Our milk bath, however, isn’t just about healthy, glowing, exuberant skin. There are other benefits to this decadent escape that only Cleopatra was privy – until now. Take a look at these six reasons you should enjoy a relaxing bath tonight.

1. Release Tension

When you can’t find a good masseur, a warm milk bath is the next best thing to release the bodily tension that causes soreness, tenderness, and other unwanted aches. The heat increases elasticity in your body, allowing it to relax and loosen up. When you’re ready to get out, gently stretch your muscles to take full advantage of this tension reliever before letting your pains slip down the drain.

2. De-Stress from the Day

It's common knowledge that a long soak in the tub allows you to relax and de-stress after a hard day, but did you know that the de-stressing effect of a warm bath is a scientific fact? A study from Osaka, Japan, confirms that after 60 minutes of bathing, subjects experienced a dramatic reduction in cortisol and chromogranin, two sensitive salivary stress markers. Of course, you may not have the time or stamina to soak for an hour, but if you take a shorter bath make sure that it’s uninterrupted so you can effectively find your happy place.

3. Induce Fatigue

If you have trouble sleeping, perhaps a bath before bedtime will help you drift off to dreamland. Fatigue is a common experience after a hot bath because when you’re in the warm water your body dilates your blood vessels causing less blood to reach your brain. In response, your heart speeds up to try to circulate your blood faster. Basically, this is your body’s attempt to cool itself when your body temperature rises, and the fatigue is nature’s way of telling you that your body needs to rest.

4. Expunge Toxins

Run bath water cool enough to prevent scalding but hot enough to make you sweat and you’ll release toxins from your body via perspiration.

5. Increase Circulation

When you bathe, the rate of nourishing blood cells traveling to damaged tissue increases allowing your blood to circulate more easily.

6. Boost Your Immune System

 Not only can the hot bath water potentially kill strains of bacteria that may be lurking on your body, but the stimulation of your vascular and lymph system will decrease the risk of colds and other infections as you wash your troubles away.

 

Have you tried a Sabon milk bath? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

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The Perfumes Are Back In Town!

Posted by Sabon NYC  |  Jan 11, 2012 10:17:29 AM

Sabon Daily Perfumes

We know you’ve all been waiting for our Daily Perfumes by the amount of emails and letters we have received from you, begging to know when they will be back in stock. Not to mention all the people coming to the stores. Well, Sabon Daily Perfumes are back!!!! And better than ever!

Not only did we get ALL of them back, but we also got a brand new one – Noam. It is a gentle vanilla based perfume and it smells amazing. So when all of you are planning to run to the Sabon stores and pick up your Oneg or Zohar try a little bit of Noam. You won’t be disappointed.

We finally got the Daily Perfumes back to the stores on Christmas Eve. For us working that night it was like opening holiday presents. We all immediately put them and business in the Sabon stores literally stopped for 30 minutes as we all huddled around the perfume boxes.

It’s good to have them back. Good to smell like Sabon again.

To you who have only recently discovered Sabon and have never tried our perfumes; they are all Eau Du Toilette Perfumes with light and gentle fragrances for everyday use. The unique blends were created in Normandy, France, exclusively for Sabon and in cooperation with Daniel Gapso, the international fragrance specialist.

We especially recommend Oneg, which is the closest to the Sabon signature fragrance – Patchouli Lavender Vanilla. It is a mixture of Patchouli and Vanilla sticks from Madagascar, with notes of chocolate, toffee and citrus extract.

The True Essence of Pleasure.

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What is Aromatherapy all about?

Posted by admin  |  Jun 3, 2009 1:26:57 PM

We have all heard of aromatherapy, and how it does everything from alleviating stress to boosting energy. But what is it? Where does it come from? How does it work? And, what are the benefits? Here are the answers to these questions. What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the holistic medicinal use of naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants, to promote physical, psychological and spiritual health and wellbeing. It is a therapy that uses aromatic essential oils in a non-invasive way, to prevent and treat disease, instability and irregularities within the body as a whole. The aromatic essential oils are also used to create a harmonious and balanced mind and spirit, reducing stress and increasing energy.

Aromatherapy Benefits

In addition to being non-invasive, aromatherapy is often considered a natural way to treat physical and psychological health conditions or alleviate the discomforts associated with these. Some of the more common benefits of aromatherapy include reduced stress and exhaustion, enhanced moods, strengthened immune systems, and healthier respiratory and circulatory systems. The essential oils used in aromatherapy are also known to have a positive impact on hormones, infections, inflammations, sleep problems, headaches, digestion, and skin tones. One of the most overarching aromatherapy benefits is its treatment of a person as a whole – where mind, body and spirit all work together to heal and be healthy.

History of Aromatherapy

It is believed that the use of aromatic plants goes thousands of years back in time, to the very earliest human societies and cultures. From China to India to Egypt, aromatic essential oils were used to do everything from treating infection to embalm the dead. The term aromatherapy was not used until the 20th century though, when French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé found that inhaled fragrance oils could positively affect a person’s physical or emotional condition. Modern science’s synthetic chemicals and drugs had up until then overshadowed the use of aromatic oils. But, from late 20th century until today, aromatherapy has increasingly become popular.

How does Aromatherapy Work?

Aromatherapy is used to help our health and wellbeing through two primary channels – our sense of smell and the surface of our skin. By breathing in certain aromas, we transfer these to the part of our brain that controls mood and emotion. By applying aromatic oils to our skin, these can alleviate skin conditions such as dryness, itching and redness. Whether you should inhale or apply aromatic oils depends on what you are hoping to achieve. Always follow instructions on products that you use.

Effects of Aromatherapy/Medical Benefits of Aromatherapy

Beyond promoting a greater sense of wellbeing, aromatherapy can also have additional effects on health. Because the approach of aromatherapy is to treat body, mind and spirit together when treating a physical or psychological condition, it often comes with added benefits. For example, a body scrub infused with aromatic oils that makes us feel relaxed and calm can also have a positive, reducing effect on our blood pressure. A soap that energizes our mood and stimulates our mind may also improve blood circulation throughout our body. Aromatherapy is one of the most popular ways to heal and promote health today. As a caring, gentle approach to assisting our bodies and minds find balance and strength, it is likely to become more and more appreciated with time.

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