Monday, July 21, 2008

Some Short Exercises for Relaxing

Relax and Refresh

This weekend I spent some time looking for a new desk for home, so I was in both of the major office supply stores in our area, not to mention the routine Grocery and Walmart runs.

The first thought that crossed my mind was it's only JULY, so WHY all the School supplies. . . then it hit me . . . school starts in just a few weeks!

Now in my mind, it does not matter if your a Working Mom, a Stay at Home Mom, or a Teacher your STRESS LEVELS will be Mounting over the next few weeks. Worried about how you're going to get it ALL done and still on budget.

Regretfully, I can't help you with that, but I can share some "Short Exercises for Relaxing" which just might help you get through the start of the school year.

Short Hand Massage
1. Lubricate your fingers with a small amount of Body Butter
2. Start from your wrist, working towards your fingers
3. Follow the contours of each hand with stroking movements
4. Gently, slowly squeeze and stretch your fingers one at a time from the left little finger over to the right little finger (Always Rub UP the the fingers from the knuckle to the nail)
5. Use friction on each of your finger joints both back and front
6. Use your thumb to stroke your palm in a circular motion adding a little pressure

The Relaxing Sigh
1. Sit or stand up straight
2. Let out a deep sigh of relief as the air rushes out of your lungs
3. Don't think about inhaling; just let the air come back in naturally
4. Repeat this procedure 8-10 times whenever you feel the need for it, and experience the feeling of relaxation.

1. Clench your fists. While keeping them clenched, pull your forearms tightly up against your upper arms.
2. While keeping those muscles tense, tense all the muscles in your legs
3. While keeping all those tense, clench your jaws and shut your eyes fairly tight - not too tightly
4. Now, while holding all those tense, take a deep breath and hold it for 5 seconds
5. Let everything go all at one. Feel yourself letting go of all of your tensions. Just enjoy that feeling for a minute as your muscles let go more and more.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Put the FUN back in FUNdraising!

Want to try something different that NO ONE in your area is selling?

Want to have your TEAM or SCHOOL logo added displayed on the product?


Then the HOP Program is your you!!!!

Fundraising Made Easy!

Easy! The HOP 4 All program allows you to customize the label with your organizations name on a full size Lotion Bar.

Easy! We ship only items pre-purchased and pre-paid by your customers, so there is NO risk to you and NO initial investment if you choose. We can also work with schools to ship based on purchase orders so that nobody has to wait for products.

Easy! Your customers will love our unique collection of high quality family-friendly bath and body products. A unique product boosts sales and profits for your organization!

Easy! Your group/organization can earn over 50% on items sold!

At HOP, Inc., we want to make your FUNdraising event as effortless and profitable as possible! We are prepared to work hard for you and work with you to establish a great partnership and ensure a successful FUNdraising event.

HOP 4 All Our full size Lotion Bar with a natural beeswax base, nourishing Vitamin E, and a custom blend of natural oils labeled for your organization. We have 2 fragrances Apple Blossom and Black Raspberry Vanilla that your customers will love. You can sell these wonderful products at a minimum of $7.00 up to whatever you choose.

Order in quantities of
0-249 at $4 each,
250-499 at $3.75 each
500 at 3.50 each

Call for pricing on larger quantities and custom programs. Contact me TODAY for more information or visit my website at and click on the FUNdraising Tab!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

How SAFE is your Sunscreen?

This June when we were on a vacation in the Mountains of New Mexico, I was very careful to use my sunscreen, we were outside the better part of 8 hours per day and I burn so easy, especially when we're that high up. I knew that this would definately put the Jordan Essential SunScreen to the test, because for the past 8 years, I've left this vacation "burnt".

For the first time in my life I experienced the excitement of being outside without "burning to a crisp". My skin was even moisturized, I just love this product. I didn't think more about it, but have been showing everyone my light tan.

Then I noticed that conversations would go to who was using what SunScreen, and about the horror stories about burning or baking when they were in their Teens. Then this weekend I picked up a magazine "Change" and was reading it in the car and there was this great article "How SAFE is your SUNSCREEN?".

The article went on to say that 84% of the 831 sunscreens that EWG Tested (Environmental Working Group) tested did not pass health and environmental standards. Many contained potentially harmful chemicals like benzophenone, homosalate and octyl methoxycinnamate amoung others.

Another thing that I leanred was that like most of us I knew about the Ultraviolet A or "UVA" and to make sure that what I used before and now with our Jordan Essentials Sunscreen was to check the "UVA" protection. But I had not thought about "UVB" or Ultraviolet B which consistas of 10% of all UV rays.

So needless to say as soon as we got home, I pulled out my bottle of sunscreen (and our catalog) and here is what it reads:

Kiwi Cooler SPF 30+ Sunscreen

"Very Water resistant" sunscreen

that conditions and protects against the sun's damaging rays.

Paba free. UVA/UVB protection"

I was pleased that we had the protection of both, and none of the "bad" chemicals that were listed in the article.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

We've Made the Big Time!

Check out Jordan Essentials' debut on You Tube!
This is a segment taken at our convention a couple of weeks ago. and we wanted to bring it to you. Use this web address and the more you watch, the more Jordan Essentials gets maximized in search engines! There are 2 videos.
We're already over 200 views!
To find the second video, just do a You Tube search for Jordan Essentials or Nancy Bogart!

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Boss is out of Town

A couple times of year, Jordan Essentials Hosts a Mystery Grab bag sale. They're a lot of fun and full of surprises. The bags cost $12.00 and are gauranteed to have at least $15.00 in products and in the past I've received as much as a $25.00 value in them. You can purchase an unlimited number of Mystery Grab bags, but you must purchase one regular priced item, lip tube, bar of soap etc.

Limited Time Offer
July 3 5:00 pm CST - July 13, 2008

$12 Mystery Grab Bag*Available with purchase*Each bag contains products valued at a minimum of $15 and includes multiple items. Commissinable value $12. One regular retail purchase needed to purchase unlimited bags. Grab Bag contents may vary.

Filled with a fun selection current, specialty & gift products.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Do you find. . . .

. . . that some of the products that you may offer run in cycles. I've noticed that of late a couple of weeks back everyone was ordering "body silk", it's great for summer. Then in the past week or so it's been our "facial products".

One of my customers ordered some toner mist, and explained to me why she wanted to try it, she tried some several years ago when her husband was on a couple of "Dallas" episodes, and that she's been looking for something simular ever since. The last week I received the following email from her . . .

Hi Cathy,
I really like the toner mist.........what I found so amazing is that even after you cleanse your face, and think you did a great job washing off your makeup, you still see on the cotton ball that your face was not totally clean of makeup. If you think it is ok, I will give your product a plug at the ABWA meeting.

Of course I gave her the OK to give me a plug. Then later that same week a group of ladies took a "road trip" and when we got to the motel we were ready to just fall into bed, but I had my facial products in the bathroom, and everyone in our suite choose to give them a try vs dragging their own stuff out of their suitcases. Needless to say, each had placed an order for some or all of our facial products.

When I got back home there were a couple of orders waiting for me for the "Toner Mist" and "Facial Scrub".

Our "Toner Mist" is enriched with silk proteins that gently pull and provide an instant tightening while leaving the skin soft and supple. Its cool and refreshing and enriched with our Phyto Essential blend and your face really does feel nourished instantly. It's a great value as a little bit goes a long way to making your face (and you) happy.

I can't wait to see what the next "cycle" of product sales will be