Monday, December 3, 2012

Muscle Relief Tips

Well, today was my breaking point... the day I desperately had to go and get a massage for my awful headache (why did I let it get to this level?) I had allowed my stress and anxiety to burrow into my neck, shoulders and back - and get way too comfortable there. Anyway... I had an amazing massage at Spa Habitat from Kelli, who worked on all of my knots and gave me my aftercare instructions, which included all of the Clovertree products that I have created over the years. A humbling reminder that I have not been following my own advice! So.... down the hatch went several glasses of water, and into the Jacuzzi tub I submerged. 

(1 hour later...)

Based on following Kelli's instructions, my headache had subsided and I felt like a wet noodle! And, yes, I'm reminded I should get regular massages to prevent this from happening again... and go back two or three more times in the next couple of weeks for more massage because my knots are so large and so deep...  :-((( yay me!!

After my experience today, I thought that I should share my secrets with you all once again. Because I know there are many others out there, who just like me, are doing too much and not taking time for themselves. So, here goes:

My recommendations for high stress, anxiety, muscle tension, and/or headaches:

1. Schedule a massage at a local spa with someone who understands the musculature of the body and can recognize imbalances and where all those crazy knots are!! 
2. Request hot stones be used in your massage treatment, if possible, to help relax the deep muscle tissue. 
3. Relax! And don't be afraid to tell your massage therapist if the pressure is too deep or too light. 
4. After the massage, go home and take a warm bath for 20-30 minutes with the following Clovertree products: 

  • 1 cup of Muscle Relief Bath Salts
  • 2 droppers full of Arnica Therapy Oil
  • 2 droppers full of St. John's Wort Therapy Oil

Muscle Relief Salts

Arnica Therapy Oil

St. John's Wort Therapy Oil
5. While bathing, gently massage sore shoulder and neck muscles to loosen tight muscle tissue and release toxin build up - the purpose of the bath is DETOX and to help prevent soreness after a massage, so make sure that the bath water is warm, you've included bath salts, and you remain in the bath for 20-30 minutes. 
Muscle Relief Balm
6. After the bath, apply Muscle Relief Balm to sore muscle areas, and get dressed into light weight clothing. 
7. Apply a heat pack over your shoulders or over the affected sore muscle area for 20 minutes. You can repeat this step at bedtime as well and the next few days as needed. I recommend Sonoma Lavender for herbal neck wraps:

8. Drink some chamomile tea before bed for further relaxation. It works wonders! I personally love Choice Organic Teas: 

*Note: for extremely tense/knotted muscle tissue, repeat the bath, muscle balm and heat pack nightly. 

til next time,

Amy :-)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Five new breakthrough plant stem cell serums

Just wanted to share our official press release...

"Clovertree Apothecary announces the release of five new breakthrough plant stem cell serums, featuring potent herbal ingredients clinically proven to provide dramatic, visible skin care results."

Clovertree Apothecary, purveyors of natural and organic skin care products, bath and body blends and herbal remedies, announces the release of five new breakthrough plant stem cell serums featuring potent, clinically-proven plant stem cells and packed with additional healing herbal ingredients to provide dramatic, visible skin care improvements and results. The new serums are as follows:

Edelweiss Plant Stem Cell Eye Serum - to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and inflammation
Cape Jasmine Plant Stem Cell Youth Serum - to boost collagen production and improve skin tone and elasticity
Gotu Kola Plant Stem Cell Brightening Serum - to improve dark spots and reduce scars and sun damage
Lilac Plant Stem Cell Clearing Serum - to prevent and reduce acne and blemishes
Marrubium Plant Stem Cell Calming Serum - to calm the skin and reduce redness

Amy Bohn, founder and creator of Clovertree, is extremely excited about releasing these new serums to the public. "Clovertree Apothecary prides itself on offering the best in pure, organic skin care remedies that are good for the skin, good for the body, and good for the environment. We are thrilled to advance our line to the next level with our amazing new plant stem cell serums utilizing proven, clinical evidence and the most concentrated formulas to bring visible skin care results to our customers."

"To say that Clovertree embraces plant-based ingredients is an understatement", Bohn explains. "Our sole purpose is to harness the natural healing power of plants in order to provide the best possible skin care, bath & body products, and herbal remedies available today. These new plant stem cell serums allow us to utilize the latest in skin care technology, while keeping our product line extremely pure, healthy, and beneficial."

Clovertree's new stem cell serums are available in mid-October in select upscale spas, fine boutiques and apothecaries across the United States, and on Clovertree's website at

About Clovertree Apothecary.
Clovertree Apothecary is an acclaimed new line of natural and organic skin care products, bath and body blends, and herbal remedies. Clovertree was first created in partnership with Spa Habitat, an award-winning chain of organic day spas in the Southwest United States, where it was developed and perfected using years of research and hands-on application with top skin care professionals and discriminating spa customers. Clovertree Apothecary products are now available in upscale spas, fine boutiques and apothecaries across the country, and online at  Clovertree Apothecary. Plant Beauty.

Clovertree Apothecary is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For inquiries or additional information, please email or call 214-407-9708.

New Cape Jasmine Plant Stem Cell Youth Serum!

Our new "gotta have it" products - Plant Stem Cell Serums!!! We have 5 different serums available and when you use them you will see immediate results. They are super moisturizing for the skin, but are also oil-free, and we have serums for wrinkles, acne, sun damage and rosacea. 

Today I want to spotlight our Cape Jasmine Plant Stem Cell Youth Serum.... Cape Jasmine stem cells are the same as Gardenia stem cells... they are a restructuring collagen booster and provide the skin with healing, regenerative and protective properties. They help improve skin tone, elasticity and minimize wrinkles. We also include goji berry extract in this serum, which uses an isolated active glycopeptide fraction from the goji berry, which provides both skin lifting and firming properties. This specific glycopeptide fraction forms a perfect rigid ligting mesh to support sagging and wrinkled skin and creates an immediate visible lifting appearance. Use for forehead wrinkles, reduction of crow’s feet, eyebrow lift, frown lines, sagging skin areas, etc. 

In clinical test results at a 3% concentration, it improved skin firmness by 26.8% after 1 hour. 

You will see an immediate lifting action in your skin and will instantly be addicted to this serum. To put this serum over the top, we've scented with exotic jasmine essential oil and helichrysum essential oil - you won't be able to stop smelling this product. It is amazing! Check it out at our website, 

Can't wait to get your feedback!!!

~ Amy