Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rock Quartz

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Rock Quartz)♥ Harmony ♥ Energy ♥ Healing ♥ Psychic abilities ♥ Clarity ♥ Calmness Clear Quartz is also known as Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal. It is a natural form of silicon dioxide and is a 10th Anniversary gemstone.

Chakras - Crown
Zodiac - All birthsigns
Planet – Sun
Element – Fire
Typical colours - Pure Quartz is colourless or white

Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralising background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz (Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal) harmonises all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.

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Howlite can be found in green, white and blue. It is a super-calming stone and many people use it to releive stress of all kinds. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind.
Focusing on a piece of howlite can assist in journeying outside the body and gaining insight from past lives. Placed on the third eye, it opens memories of previous times and lifetimes.
Howlite teaches patience

Place a howlite stone in your pocket to absorb your own anger - or another's anger that is directed toward you. It helps to overcome critical or selfish behaviour.

Healing properties of howlite
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Balances calcium levels
  • Strengthens teeth and bones
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Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Rhodonite)♥ Calmness ♥ Self-confidence ♥ Refinement ♥ Gratefulness ♥ Elegance ♥ Delicacy ♥ Courtesy ♥ Tact ♥ Alternatives ♥ Inner path


Chakras - Heart Chakra
Zodiac - TAURUS
Planet – Venus
Element – Earth
Typical colours - red, pink, brownish-red, grey

Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhodonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one’s highest potential. It heals emotional shock and panic. Rhodonite aids in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency and abuse. It encourages unselfish self-love and forgiveness. Promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds confidence and alleviates confusion.

Rhodonite relieves insect bites and can reduce scarring. It aids bone growth and the hearing organs. Rhodonite stimulates fertility. It treats emphysema, auto-immune diseases and stomach ulcers. Eases inflammation of joints and arthritis.

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Milky Quartz

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Milky Quartz)The white quartz is a variety of this stone that looks opaque white, and is often used in magical rituals of healing, or as a protective amulet against the various influences that can get us harm.

It is considered that protects us from the lack of energy and vitality, which helps us to enhance our strengths and minimize the negative influences, so you must carry a small white quartz stone, to be with renewed energy throughout the day.

Properties as we confer on the body, has the ability to cure diseases caused by cold shock, sudden weather changes, such as rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis, and the natural discomfort that come along with winter , also favors the lymphatic circulation, is an excellent diuretic and stimulates lactation.

In reference to mental properties, receives, transmits and expands the positive energy we all levels, improve memory, and is considered one of the stones that enhance universal anxiety states, helps us to meditate, relieve states of confusion and is very beneficial for those who hide their identity, they are very secretive about everything because it helps to think we are, who we are and what our goals.

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Red Jasper

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Red Jasper)Red jasper is considered to be a powerful stone since the ancient times. It is perceived to be laden with multiple healing and magical properties. These magical properties are actually the metaphysical properties of red jasper, which have become popular as magical properties due to lack of knowledge about advanced healing abilities of jasper. Ancient Egyptians have used and worn jasper amulets for long now. The stone is believed to be effective in increasing the sexual prowess in males as well as females.
Red Jasper is considered to be a stabilizing stone, that brings about a balance in the surrounding physical energies. It was also known as the warrior's stone in the middle ages, This particular perception about the red jasper might be related to the stone being effective in decreasing unjust and unfair situations and circumstances. It stimulates fertility and sexual prowess. Health wise, red jasper stone and jasper beads are very effective in dealing with physical problems like indigestion, liver problems and problems related to the pancreas. Most importantly a red jasper stone is known for awakening of the body chakras, specially the root chakra.

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Yellow Jasper

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Yellow Jasper)Yellow Jasper is a protective stone, which can shield you against negativity and depression. It is said to channel positive energy increasing feelings of well-being and building self-confidence. Yellow Jasper is also thought to provide protection to the traveller and to those working with the spirits. It can also be used to help relieve travel sickness.

Yellow Jasper will stimulate and balance the Solar Plexus Chakra. Balancing this Chakra can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

In healing Yellow Jasper is believed to energize the endocrine system, release toxins and to aid the stomach and digestion. All jaspers work in a subtle way to give slow and gentle healing.

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Obsidian Snowflake

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Obsidian Snowflake)Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit.

Placed on the sacral hara chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behaviour, thus opening the door to change.

Obsidian draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them. The blackness of this stone enhances the ability to reach your inner self. It is one of the earliest known stones to be used for scrying (seeing into the future).

Snowflake obsidian relieves muscle cramps, and is a detoxification stone.

Due to the nature of natural stones and crystals, color and size will vary.

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Smoky Quartz

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Smoky Quartz)Another stone that is frequently viewed as tremendously useful in grounding, or removing negativity, this tumbled smoky quartz is beautiful to behold as well. With the clear, crystal qualities of quartz it appears to be filled with smoke, with a dusky, dark coloring that colors each stone in its own unique pattern.

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Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Hematite)♥ Focus ♥ Concentration ♥ Willpower ♥ Reliability ♥ Courage ♥ Confidence ♥ Optimism ♥ Trust ♥ Balance ♥ Stability ♥ Protection

Hematite, also spelled Haematite, is the mineral form of Iron Oxide.

Chakras - Base Chakra
Zodiac - Aries, Aquarius
Planet – Mars
Element – Fire
Typical colours -Black to steel or silver-grey, brown to reddish brown, or red

Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.

Hematite utilises the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.

Dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. Haematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence. It helps to overcome compulsions and addictions, treating overeating, smoking and other forms of overindulgence.

Haematite restores, strengthens and regulates the blood supply, aiding blood conditions such as anaemia. It supports the kidneys and regenerates tissue. Stimulates the absorption of iron and formation of red blood cells. Treats leg cramps, anxiety and insomnia. Hematite aids spinal alignment and fractures.

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Green Quartz

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Green Quartz)♥ Love ♥ Intuition ♥ Creativity

Prasiolite is also known as Green Quartz.

Chakras - Heart Chackra
Typical colours - Mint green, olive, transparent

In addition to the generic healing properties of Quartz, the Green Quartz or Prasiolite variety, opens and stabilises the heart chakra. It promotes an intuitive capability which is coupled with love. Prasiolite is a stone of tranformative energies. It transmutes negative energy to positive without releasing it to the atmosphere.

Prasiolite inspires creativity, attracting success, prosperity and abundance.

Prasiolite aids the endocrine glands, helping to keep the body balanced.

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Green Aventurine

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Green Aventurine Medium)
Promotes relaxation, recovery, and regeneration.

You should never buy a lottery ticket without an aventurine in your left pocket. Lady Luck will be in your left pocket. This is the stone of opportunity. Aventurine is known as the stone of chance or luck. If you gamble or play the lotto, keep this stone in your left pocket.

Aventurine is mainly quartz, a quartzite, usually containing mica. The color of aventurine is green ranging from a pale green to deep forest green. Aventurine is mainly from India.

Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight.

Healing properties of Aventurine It is used to aid nearsightedness. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.

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Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Citrine - Brazil)Citrine is related to the sun. Like the sun, its vibrations are positive, uplifting, and energizing. This makes citrine a good choice for people that could use a little extra motivation. Citrine's energies have an energizing effect that can also lead to greater physical activity, and thus improve overall health.

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Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Carnelian)Carnelian was used by Babylonians to make jewelery and to decorate objects. Promotes steadfastness and courage to stand up to difficulties and lifts the spirits. "The Self-Esteem Stone". Carnelian eliminates feelings of inadequacy and low self-worth. Good for recovery after rejection. Transmutes sadness into the initiative to do something positive about the problem. Encourages enthusiasm. Good for giving vibrancy to one's sexuality too.

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Blue Lace Agate

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Blue Lace Agate)Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility. Blue lace agate brings with this calm and tranquility a lessening of anger, even deep anger issues, and a calming of nervousness.

Spiritually, blue lace agate assists in flight, grace, reaching higher Spiritual planes, communicating with angels and activates the throat chakra. It can help bring stronger intuition and inner knowing. Inspiration is another hallmark of blue lace agate and that can assist in inner attunement, and has been said to be useful for performing miracles.

Blue lace agate is considered a stone of communication. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It also brings tactfulness to speech and written communications. Blue lace agate is used in crystal healing to reduce or cure stuttering and other nervous speech habits and patterns.

As with all agates, Blue lace agate is a protective stone. Its protective energies are more gentle and subtle than some stones, but it is effective nonetheless. It can be particularly effective when calling upon angels for protection.

In the crystal healing realm, blue lace agate has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth, and bones.

Blue lace agate is related to the element of Air, the throat chakra, and the zodiac sign Pisces.

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Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Banded Amethyst)Keywords: Psychic, Sobriety

Amethyst is purple quartz, and is a meditative and calming stone. It works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Amethyst is also beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance.

Emotionally, amethyst can help heal personal losses and grief. Amethyst has a gently sedative energy that promotes peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also brings emotional stability and inner strength, and can enhance flexibility and cooperation. Amethyst can help get rid of addictions (alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc.) and compulsive behaviors of all kinds.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is known to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work, and protects one from thieves, and protects travelers.

Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies,asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing.

Amethyst is associated with the third eye and crown chakras primarily, but can also open the heart chakra.

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(Banded) Agate

Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Banded Agate)
Agate Metaphysical Properties: Keywords: Protection, Strength, Harmony

Agate's most noticable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. The Metaphysical and Healing Properties Lore of any specific type of agate depend to some extent on the color of the agate, but all agates have certain things in common.

Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity.

Agate is a very protective stone. It is especially protective for children, and makes an excellent stone for children's amulets, medicine bags, jewelry, or just to carry around in a pocket. Agates are said to be especially useful for protecting children from falling.

Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. It can be very beneficial for self-examination as well as examination of the circumstances one finds oneself in. These qualities make agate superior for easing anxiety and stress.

Agate can cleanse and stabilize the aura by removing and/or transforming negative energy.

As far as relationships go, agate is a stone of marital and romantic fidelity.

Agate can strengthen the body and the body's connection to the earth. It also increases energy. Agate enhances healing of all kinds by bringing the elements of the healee into harmony. Physically, agate is particularly helpful with tooth and gum issues, stomach problems, physical endurance, insomnia

Chakras: All agates can remove blockages from any chakra. Agate also relates to specific chakras according to the stone color.

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Soap Cafe Semi Precious stones (Amazonite)Amazonite is a soothing stone, calming the brain and nervous system. Balances the Yin and Yang and opens the heart and throat Chakras. Assist in dispeling negative energy.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Soap Cafe` has a TIMELINE!

You may have noticed recently that Soap Cafe Malta Facebook Page  has changed just a little bit. You also may have wondered what happened to all the old features and where they went!... I'm no tech genius, but managed to gather some info which will hopefully be of use to you !

As of March 30th of this year, Facebook permanently rolled out the new timeline feature, changing all pages from the original Facebook format to the new timeline format. There are so many new and exciting ways you can use timeline. We have some helpful hints on how to navigate the new timeline as well as making your page work for you.

One big change in the new timeline is the interface of the commenting feature. It is no longer featured as part of your main page. The new and sleek commenting interface has given customer comments a new life! This way, you can efficiently find, respond and answer all of your comments. It may seem that at first the comments section may be a little difficult to find. All you need to do is go to the front page of the timeline you are looking at and find a little button that looks like this:

To find this button, you will need to look below the the main cover photo and menu of choices (About, Photos, Likes and Events). This button may also be under the header, ‘Highlights,’ ‘Friend Activity,’ or ‘Posts by Others’. What you need to do to access the comments is select the tab that reads ‘Highlights,’ so that your page will look like this:

If you glance to the right, you will see the section entitled ‘Recent Posts by Others on Soap Cafe Malta. It comes with a handy little ‘See All’ button, which will guide you to see all comments made on the page.

Ta-da, there you have it! Comments made easy and organizable. See? So simple, so easy and you have comments in an easy, efficient and organized manner.
Pinning is a fantastic new feature of the Facebooks timeline. It allows you to ‘pin’ a post to the top of your page, so that if you have an announcement or message you want your customers to see it will stay there for up to 7 days! This means, you’re unlikely to miss any major news from Soap Cafe`, even if you only visit once every few days.

To Pin a post on your own page for your business, click on the right side of the post you would like pinned. Select the ‘Pin to Top’ option. This will then ‘push’ the post to the top of the page and highlight it with an orange flag .

Starring posts is a great way to bring attention to pictures and specific posts on your timeline. Let’s say you have a fabulous picture of a product that you have created and you really want people to see it. To star a post, click on the . After highlighting the post, this action will cause the post to expand so that you can emphasize it on your wall.

Apps are the newest and freshest feature of the Facebook timelines. Currently there are several dozen apps that are tried and true, some of which include Pinterest, Spotify and Hulu. With this fun feature you are able to link several of the social media sites that you use for your business into your Facebook timeline page.

Here at Soap Cafe` we are learning these new features of the Facebook timeline right along side you. We are eager to hear about how you are using your timelines to grow your business! Let us know – because, we’re all doing this change together and can learn from each other!

Charly x

Saturday, April 14, 2012

UPCOMING EVENT @ Soap Cafe`....

Ok girls, listen up... we are hosting a very exclusive, ticket-only, all girl, pink pamper party just for you. But be quick because there really is only a very limited number of tickets. 

Date: Friday 11th May 2012
Time: 5pm Onward
Dress Code: Comfortable (It's gonna be just us girls!)

Your exclusive ticket gets you… 
A Pink Pamper Cocktail designed exclusively for the event // Sexy Canap├ęs & Naughty but Nice Nibbles // A serving of fresh, fruity, free face packs whipped up by the superb Soap Cafe to try on the spot // A Beautiful Burlesque Show by the Sensational Undine LaVerve // A chance to learn the Art of Burlesque in an exclusive class by Ms LaVerve// Shop till you drop in our pop up shop // Marvellous mini makeovers// An amazing Artist in Residence // and when its all over, pamper yourself in your own time with the contents of our exclusive goodie bag…
Ticket price €15

Want More?
Upgrade to a V.I.P ticket and relax with a Pink Pamper Party Treatment Package...choose from...
~ Manicure & Pedicure Combo treatment
~ Facial & Manicure combo treatment
~ Facial & Pedicure combo treatment
~ Indulgent Indian head massage
~ Rejuvenating Reflexology
~Aromatherapy Leg Massage
You will also bag yourself some extra special treats in your V.I.P Goodie Bag.
Ticket price €25
VIP Ticket line (for enquiries/bookings) call 99468904

Tickets available from:
Soap Cafe or Butterfly Therapies or Aroma Treasures.
Call 9988 3675 for more info.

And if that wasn't amazing enough, a donation from each ticket will be made to the Malta Breast Care Support Group.

See you there ladies... 

Charly, Cat and Marika xxx

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Kaolin Clay (White Clay)

White Kaolin Clay is found in virtually all powdered and dry cosmetics and most wet cosmetics.

Its natural adsorbent properties makes it essential in hygiene products and is often found in soaps, scrubs, poultices, deodorants, facial powders and masks. It is the mildest of all clays and is suitable to add to products created for people with sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. It does not draw oils from the skin, so it can also be used on dry skin types without negative results.

Kaolin Clay is high in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium, which are beneficial for oily, blemished skin. The clay's mildly drying and disinfectant properties help heal existing blemishes and inflammations, while preventing new ones from forming.

Traditionally, clays are used to reduce swelling and inflammation, and to draw impurities from the skin. Cosmetic clays are made up of different mineral contents, and each clay type has a different effect on the skin. The high mineral content of White Kaolin Clay rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow.