Partnering for Sustainable Skin Care

We’ve partnered with our amazing friends at Evolve Apothecary and Spa in their quest to take sustainable skin care to a new level. You can now find JAVA Body Scrub, Double-Shot Serum and Body Wash in bulk at Evolve Apothecary. In Evolve’s efforts to practice zero-waste, they now carry beautiful, refillable containers for ample ease and enjoyment that you can fill with your favorite JAVA and re-use when its time for more product. You can hear owner Sue Benzuly talk about buying from their bulk products selection here on The Rhode Show!

The Rhode Show

Evolve Apothecary and Spa’s mission is to help you lead a healthier lifestyle by making mindful choices about beauty and home products. We provide you with a carefully curated selection of clean, natural and organic (whenever possible) beauty and wellness products and have a highly knowledgeable team who can help educate and inspire you to live more naturally

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Video By: Emily Gibbs  – The Rhode Show – Nexstar Broadcasting Inc
Posted: Jan 03, 2019 08:38 AM EST
Updated: Jan 03, 2019 10:57 AM EST

Getting Healthy with Jtab

At JAVA we’re always trying to make healthier lifestyle choices – and we made a REALLY good life choice when we started working out at Jtab Training with our friend Joey. We’ll admit, it had been quite a while since we’d had a regular exercise routine and the thought of getting back into the swing of things was more then a little intimidating. Lucky for us, we found a fantastic guide back into the world of fitness and now we’re not only feeling stronger and healthier, but we actually look forward to working out!

Joey Taraborelli is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. At Joey’s gym, JTab Training, he offers a variety of programs available to fit every need, schedule and comfort level. From private to group classes, high school and college sport training, the awesome trainers at Jtab will work with you no matter your fitness level. With customized nutrition plans and open gym time available, you will build muscle, decrease body fat and live healthier as you tone your body in a safe and encouraging environment.

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“I wish could I teach all of RI how to properly strength train, our state would be more fit and healthy if I could!”

We sat down with Joey to find out more about training, opening a gym and of course coffee:

What inspired you to open your own gym? “I was inspired to open a gym ’cause I really wanted to help people get strong, and gain confidence in themselves.  I was also sick (still am! haha) of the myths in the Fitness Industry that people believe in. (Need “cardio”, don’t lift heavy (for females mostly), you can’t get “cardio” from lifting, lifting is dangerous…. Reality is it’s WAY more dangerous to be weak!)”

What is your Training? “My philosophy is lift heavy weights, get strong, get healthy and don’t eat like an idiot (eat like an adult).  What that really means is I want people to be strong, fit, and to eat the way they “should” be eating, LOTS of protein, as much greens as they can get in and limit carbs and alcohol.” 

What is your passion outside of the gym? “Passion outside the gym is easy, hanging out with friends. Also enjoy watching my athletes’s games, playing volleyball when I can, and of course watching my Superhero movies and shows!  HULK SMASH!”IMG_7184

Your favorite JAVA Product? “Favorite JAVA Product is the scrub, I have lots of dark scar spots and it helps smooth out my skin organically and without chemicals.”

How do you take your coffee? “Coffee black with stevia (cold brew when I can)” 

Learn more about Joey and Jtab Training at https://www.jtabstrength.com/ and Start your journey to a better lifestyle today! 

 

 

THERE’S A COFFEE INFUSED COCKTAIL FOR YOUR FEET, SO CHEERS TO YOUR NEXT SPA DAY WITH YOUR BESTIES

(Written and posted by PattyJ.com on September 28, 2018
All Photos courtesy of Stacey Boyle)

Your friends and neighbors might live for posting latte art or their three olive martinis, but they probably have no idea how coffee and vodka could be the keys to softer, smoother feet this fall.

Yea, there’s an espresso martini…for your feet.

It’s a thing, and my friends at JAVA Skin Care and Perfectly Nailed in EG invited me to try their JAVA Espresso Martini Pedicure earlier this week. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but also knew my feet weren’t looking too hot after all those steps logged while walking around in Birkenstocks for most of the summer, so why not? All I had to lose were some calluses (TMI?).

But let’s begin at the beginning of any pedicure – the foot soak. We’ve all been there. To use your phone or not? Wouldn’t want it falling in the water. Maybe flip thru the latest issue of People or US Weekly instead and catch up on the adventures of Blake Lively, Tracee Ellis Ross, and JLO. But this was no ordinary soak.

This one included epsom salts, vanilla oil, and vodka. Wait, what? VODKA?!? That detail had my attention, so forget the smart phones and gossip-y glossy mags. According to lovely ppl at Perfectly Nailed, liquor in general – and vodka* in particular – has natural antiseptic properties that help break down anything yucky that might be lurking in cracked heels and elsewhere on your feet.

*Perfectly Nailed also incorporates tequila and whiskey into other pedi options because they too work as natural antiseptics that kill bacteria and germs that attach to the skin’s surface.

The next step is an exfoliation with Java’s antioxidant rich and moisturizing scrub made with organic green coffee. The coffee scent is a nice treat too. Immediately following that? Hot towels and a foot and ankle massage with the Java Serum, two things most of us never do at home (just listened to a podcast, the two hosts who are beauty fanatics were saying the only beauty treatments that should be done at home are shaving, teeth brushing, and hair washing.). Sooo relaxing you might find yourself feeling like you’re going to float home on a cloud or something.

Also, as someone who’s perpetually on the lookout for clean and cruelty free (no animal testing) beauty and skincare, gotta say (I) adore how there are no surprises with JAVA. It’s made with the best quality ingredients and they never use any phtalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color in their skincare. It’s also gluten, sulphate, and cruelty free. And it works like a dream. Woot, Woot!

My skin’s also on the sensitive side, so I tend to be cautious about introducing different products into any beauty treatments, whether they involves the skin on my face or on my feet. Happy to report that I had no irritation of any kind. Guys, my feet have never looked or felt better!

Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Stacey Doyle

What’s in Your Coffee Body Scrub?

Ground coffee makes an excellent natural exfoliater, but we think your scrub should be doing more for your skin. Quality ingredients make all the difference.

JAVA Truly Body Scrub is filled with moisturizing oils including argan, safflower, and sweet almond, to nourish and heal skin. Infused with organic raw coffee, our scrub is packed with antioxidants to protect against free radical damage and help correct skin imperfections.

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We only use organic, fair trade, and shade grown coffee that is roasted and ground at ourcoffee roasting company. Our scrub does not contain any synthetic fragrance, color or preservatives.

Use discount code SeptBlog at checkout for 10% off your purchase through September 30th.

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xoxoReduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and rough patches – Use before shaving for silky smooth legs – Evens skin tone and texture

 

Ingredients: artisan roasted organic coffee, organic sugar, safflower oil, organic argan kernel oil, organic green coffee, sweet almond oil, vanilla essential oil, honey absolute, rosemary extract, tocopherol, siam benzoin absolute

#beauty  #javaskincare  #skincare  #antioxidants #coffeescrub  #allnatural #greenbeautybrand #indiebeautybrand #allnaturalingredients #rawcoffee #caffeine #exfoliate #smoothskin  #narragansetttri #dunesclub


Emily O’Donnell is our Global Director of Innovation. She reads the pulse of the beauty market and keeps JAVA Truly on course with the latest trends. Each product in the JAVA collection contains a proprietary raw coffee infusion loaded with caffeine and antioxidants along with other skin-loving plant-based ingredients.

 

 

Meet Brigid: Create Love Heal

We would like to introduce you to a very busy woman, Brigid from Create Love Heal, mother of 3, osteopath, holistic lifestyle coach, blogger who “ is passionate about the importance of self love, soulful living, non toxic skincare & beauty products and helping women and teens on their journey to self discovery” and fan of JAVA Skin Care.
1.  How do you take your coffee?
I am not normally a coffee drinker, I just love the scent and am obsessed with it being in my skincare products; however, if I do have coffee, it’ll be in a blend of medicinal mushroom coffee with MCT oil, cinnamon, grass-fed butter.

2.  What is your astrological sign?
Virgo through and through

3.  A little history of your blog?
My blog began as a hobby for me when I had planned on creating my own skincare line in honour of my daughter’s horrific skin rashes; I have always been a huge believer in eliminating toxins from your home and skincare/makeup so I went from making my own basic balms to entering the green beauty community and I’ve never looked back.
I share my passion for non-toxic skincare on my blog along with detoxifying your emotional realm. My deep passion involves encouraging others to embrace and learn about themselves while becoming their truest self. I run an online “Learning To Be Me” Workshop which targets this side of my focus.

4.  What in green beauty are you passionate about right now?
Coffee scrubs are my obsession, but I am also very passionate about supporting small companies and encouraging women to find what works for them! I like to provide reviews that are positive and a true reflection of the energetic offerings of natural skincare, it is so alive and can offer huge therapeutic benefits when matched with the right person. I like to see my skincare routine as a sacred ritual to serve myself and I relish in the fact that I am nourishing my skin each and every day.

5.  What is your favorite JAVA product?
I am loving both the scrub and the body oil. The oil is so rich and loving to the skin, without being congesting or heavy. It is brilliant. And the scrub…well, sugar, coffee and a good amount of oil is always a perfect blend!

6.  Any tip on how you use it?
Always be present with the use of both this scrub and the oil; I take the time to really feel the use of these products (like any product) and how it makes you feel. It is a self care ritual that should be a mindful one, never rush a scrub or body oil, really embrace it and take time to feel the effects.

Follow Brigid:
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🌸 Spring Is Here – It’s That Time Again Ladies!

End of Winter = 1st of Spring Leg Shave

Its officially spring and if you’re anything like us, it’s been awhile since you’re legs have seen the light of day. Its time to get those babies shaved and, while you’re at it,  get those toes painted too!

We’d like to suggest trying a new technique:Use JAVA Body Scrub to exfoliate before you shave to get those legs silky smooth for their first day out in the sunshine this spring.

Here’s how we do it:

Cleanse with JAVA Body Wash. You’re going to want to wash before exfoliating so all of those wonderful oils from the scrub can absorb into your freshly cleaned skin.

Next, exfoliate with JAVA Body Scrub rubbing in gentle circles all over the legs and feet. Not only is this going to remove the dead skin that’s been building up on your legs and feet, but it’s also going to help with ingrown hairs that may have developed with all of the winter tights and leggings wearing. After you’ve scrubbed lightly, rinse off the scrub granules, but leave behind as much of the oil as you can.

Now, use your favorite razor and shave with the oil left on your legs – we don’t use any other shaving cream or gels.

Rinse off then lightly pat dry. Follow with JAVA Body Serum to help prevent any red bumps or itching and to keep skin smooth and hydrated.

Grab a short skirt and a strappy pair of sandals to show off those super soft and shiny legs and feet!!Happy Shaving!
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Bird Friendly Coffee… Wait – What???

Here at JAVA Skin Care, we are not only concerned with healthy skin care. We have also made a commitment to help support a healthy environment. That’s why we source Smithsonian Bird Friendly Certified Coffee for use in our skin care products.

But what does that mean? It means that our coffee has been grown using organic methods that help protect both the bird community and the environment. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has developed the only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification available: Bird Friendly.

When you use JAVA Skin Care, not only are you using non-toxic, all-natural high efficacy products, you are supporting environmentally friendly farms. Read more about this awesome program….

Shop JAVA Skin Care – True Beauty Without Toxins

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Need Help With That “Chicken Skin” Look On Your Arms?

This skin condition called Keratosis pilaris, is characterized by numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris creates a “goose bumps,” “gooseflesh,” or “chicken skin” appearance.

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Our friends and family tell us daily that our JAVA Coffee Bean and Raw Sugar Scrub exfoliates, smooths and  makes the goose bumps dissappear. Why you ask?…because of our signature infusion of green coffee and argan oil loaded with antioxidants that take our scrub to the next level.

Visit: www.javaskincare.comJar of JAVA Skin Care Coffee Bean and Sugar Scrub

 

 

 

Healthy Clean for You… And Your Backyard!

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Whether you are a city dweller, live on acres of farmland or have a sprawling backyard in the suburbs, an outdoor shower is certain to appeal to you summertime sensibilities. For sandy feet, muddy dogs, or a  cool spritz on your skin,  a refreshing, eco-friendly shower is perfect on a hot day or under a starlit sky.

But if we are IMG_5772showering in the beautiful outdoors, then we should be as kind to the environment as we are to our bodies, right?

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Most store bought body products we use in the shower are filled with harsh chemicals, irritants, artificial ingredients, dyes, colorants, fragrances and non-biodegradable micro-beads. These ingredients  are not only destructive to  beautiful skin but also to the surrounding environment: the soil the water we drink and bathe in. By using eco-friendly bath products (nudge, nudge, JAVA Skin Care), the water from your outdoor shower  isn’t harmful to your gardens, lawns, pets, wildlife, water systems or your skin.

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The JAVA Body Bar and JAVA Body Scrub are made from all-natural plant-based ingredients to make your skin happy and smooth.  It is textured with biodegradable exfoliating properties created by the addition of roasted coffee.

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Don’t think you’re being fooled by the honey gold color of JAVA Body Wash.. It contains NO harmful dyes and ONLY natural color and fragrances from coffee extracts, argan oil and sweet almond oils. Your skin and your garden will thank you for such wonderful treatment!

Since your already outside, don’t worry about drying yourself off and dirtying another towel, lather on the JAVA Body Serum on your damp skin and let it soak in all the moisture it can get.

Use JAVA Skin Care products to be sure the environment and your skin are JAVA ready for your outdoor shower.

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