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Earth-friendly, fashion-forward eco-luxe hair & body products from Rahua. Rahua (pronounced Ra-Wa) from Amazon Beauty Inc. is a hair and body care line created with organic, plant-derived Amazonian ingredients that deliver superior results. Rahua connects our customers to nature by providing organic, plant-based, non-toxic clean beauty products while helping the Amazon inhabitants create a healthy self-sustained economy.

A business born through the environmental work of Ecoagents Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers in protection of the Amazon rainforest, Rahua’s approach to founding their company was to establish a business model with philanthropy built into the DNA and company function with reverence to Mother Nature.

Prior to creating the company, Lliguin and Ayres were brought together through environmental passion and preservation establishing the non-profit organization, Ecoagents, with a mission to create awareness about the Amazon Rainforest and the importance of protecting it, the people that live there, and their wisdom. While on an environmental mission, Lliguin, a New Yorker of Quechua-Inca descent, was introduced to Amazon women and was amazed by their extraordinary long, strong, healthy hair. The women shared their use of a natural oil, called Rahua, derived from the ungurahua nut. This rare oil is made through a highly sustainable and regenerative process using ancient wisdom and ceremonial practices. A hairdresser by trade, Lliguin brought the Rahua oil back to his New York salon and when he started using it on his clients was amazed at its potency and what it did to replenish and restore the hair.

The introduction of the Rahua oil served as the method to channel the mission’s work in helping the Amazon tribes sustain their environment and create their local economies. Research followed to develop a hair and beauty line to honor the rituals and a business was born. By producing ingredients through revived traditional methods, the tribal communities have established economies and take great pride in their culture and land. The couple’s philanthropic approach is to empower the indigenous people to create and sustain an economy based on preserving their traditions, in doing this – simultaneously they remain strong as the forest’s guardians and protectors living in balance and nurturing its abundance for generations.

Rahua is a leader in the clean, green beauty arena and has been praised in leading beauty and fashion magazines worldwide. Celebrity fans include Naomi Watts, January Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and models Christy Turlington and Miranda Kerr. See http://www.rahua.com for the amazing full product line which includesshamposs, conditioners, shower gels, balm, leave-in treatment, elixirs, texturizer, hair and scalp treatments, body lotions, an amazing world of rainforest-grown beauty.

The Rahua Customizable Hair Care Kit makes the perfect holiday gift (also great for travel). See http://www.rahua.com for more.

We’re excited about new varieties of exotic chai teas from Wissotzky Tea Company that bring intriguing, spicy warmth to cold winter days. Contemplate these flavors:

Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Chai
Pumpkin Spiced Chai
Salted Caramel Chai
Spiced Nana Mint Chai

With today’s exploding fascination with international cuisines, American palates are increasingly eager to experience bolder, spicier flavors. That’s why more and more consumers are indulging in chai tea – a blend of aromatic herbs, spices and black tea that can be enjoyed, as Indian custom dictates, sweetened with milk or iced for a uniquely refreshing experience.

The Rahua Customizable Hair Care Kit makes the perfect holiday gift (also great for travel).

Wissotzky Tea Company has satisfied our longing for top quality chai – and need for convenience – with its new Artisan Spiced Tea collection. Each blend artfully pairs hand-selected premium black tea leaves with market spices, herbs, and other natural ingredients. Each carefully crafted blend is packed in a delicate pyramid tea bag that allows for the perfect release of aroma and flavor.

Four intoxicating varieties are perfect to start off your day, for an afternoon pick me up or an after dinner treat. Simply brew and serve with milk and sweetener as desired or serve them over ice for a flavorful iced beverage. Here’s a brief descripiton of what each tea so delicately offers:

Salted Caramel Chai: a sweet and savory beverage redolent of warm cinnamon, ginger root, cloves, sea salt, and cardamom.

Ginger and Turmeric: the earthy flavor of turmeric (known for its health benefits) blended with ginger root, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.

Spiced Nana Mint: robust, flat-leaf Mediterranean mint complemented by cinnamon, ginger root, cloves, cardamom, and pepper.

Pumpkin Spiced Chai: a toasty balance of cinnamon and ginger with pumpkin pieces, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, and chili.

They’re all naturally flavored in silky tea bags. See http://www.wteashop.com

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