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Volume 5.12                                                                 May 2012

Spring is the season to celebrate!

 

May Day, a traditional Spring holiday, is celebrated on the first of the month by dancing and honoring workers rights.  Soon to follow is Cinco de Mayo, a day in which Mexican culture and heritage is celebrated in both Mexico and the United States.

 

Enjoy Mother's Day with a special woman in your life.

This year the holiday falls on May 13th.  On this day, honor mothers and other women of significance to you. Being a mother is challenging in today's society.  Show appreciation by giving them one less thing to worry about - toxic beauty products.

 

You might know someone attending Prom or Graduation soon.  Encourage students to adopt healthy lifestyle choices early on - present them with a Gift Basket and we'll throw in FREE Shipping.  Specify the date of the event in the Comments box when placing your order.

 

We think of Memorial Day Weekend as the official beginning of Summer.  However, let's not forget that the genesis of this day is honoring fallen soldiers.  We plan to assist families left behind to respect their service.

 

Earth Day Event

How did you celebrate Earth day this year?

 

Zosimos Botanicals wrapped up the month of April by attending the first ever D.C. Natural Health Fest on Sunday the 29th.  The event was held in Meridian/Malcolm X Park and nearby buildings.  As a sponsor we helped to fund and raise awareness of the event while promoting our healthy products.

 

Beauty Industry News
A few months ago multiple news outlets featured stories on lipstick - a product used regularly by millions of women.  The U.S. FDA's recently updated test results on 400 popular lipsticks revealed lead contamination.  The FDA claims it promulgates standards for safe levels of lead.  However, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics feels that no level is safe, as it can accumulate in the body over time.  Prolonged use of lipsticks containing lead may effect the nervous system.   Expectant mothers who have been exposed risk transferring the poison to their unborn children.
 
We ask our customers to be conscious consumers and seek out companies which have demonstrated ethical business practices.  Avoid brands that use vague language such as "May Contain."  We all deserve to know what we are putting onto and into our bodies!  
Environmental Contributions

Zosimos Botanicals has received our 5th Environmental Award from the City of Gaithersburg!

 

In April we contributed to Sierra Club Canada's Healthy Beauty for Life Campaign by submitting sample sized products for inclusion in their Healthy Beauty for Life Cosmetic Kits for teenagers.

 

Just Beautiful  

Mother's Day
Makeup Artist Julia and her mother love our cosmetics!

 

We can create a Virtual Gift Certificate in the form of a unique coupon code, to be written into that special card you present to your Mom.  She can shop with us and simply enter her unique coupon code to redeem your thoughtful gift.  Take care of moms everywhere by giving them nontoxic products that are effective.
New Products

We now offer Activators for our Facial Masks!

 Raspberry Mask Activator

We recommend mixing either purified water or an activator with our masks.  Unfiltered tap water may contain bacteria or toxins which can irritate skin and counteract the effectiveness of the product.  Available as a set to accompany the Mask Single Treatment Quad and in 2oz and 4oz bottles.

Monthly Special 

FREE Mystery Bag! 

 

Let's have some fun!  Every order $50 and over will get a FREE mystery bag.  You will receive one sample, one emery board, and one full size product of our choice in a reusable organic cotton bag.  No coupon necessary. 

 

When shopping on the Zosimos Botanicals website, you can only use one promotional code at a time.  The Monthly Special offer doesn't need a code, it can be used with any coupon or promotional code.

 

Offer Expires:  

May 31, 2012
11:59pm EST


Have a beautiful day!
Linda and the Staff of
Zosimos Botanicals

Media Exposure 

 

Linda's article on "Greening Your Home 101" appeared in the May 2012 issue of Select Magazine.   Contact us for a free hard copy of the article. 

 Product Review

 

Our Dahlia Lipstick was recently chosen as a fave shade by trendsetter Bianca Alexander in the April Issue of Ebony Magazine!

 

"By far the largest range of lipstick colors is from Zosimos Botanicals.  They make almost every color in the rainbow."

 

Social Responsibility

 

 

This year we are contributing to Midshore Riverkeepers Conservancy, an organization based in Maryland.  They combat illegal pollution, and serve as a guardians for the Choptank and Miles-Wye Rivers.

 

Customer    Feedback  

 

Congratulations to Heather S. of Lancaster, PA - winner of this month's Customer Feedback token of appreciation.  She won $10 by telling us this:

 

"When I received my latest Zosimos Botanicals order it was like Christmas morning.  So many beautiful colors of eyeshadow!!!!   

 

I am very satisfied with your eyeshadows.  I can't choose between the cream shadow sticks and the mineral powders.   

 

I am still experimenting with the colors, but I have
found that using the shadow sticks and cream shadows as a base and then
putting a mineral powder over it helps it stay longer and make the colors more vibrant.   

 

I always use the Pristine Finishing Powder to keep the look all day.   

 

Your lip gloss is also fantastic great colors and they dont make my lips feel greasy.   

 

I have tried your coverup and mineral powders as
well.   

 

I really like the mineral powder and the blushes, but the primer and the foundation aren't my favorite.  They aren't the best at covering up red acne spots and don't give the flawless look I was hoping for, but on the plus side since I have started using an organic face care line I have
found I don't really need anything more then the mineral powder, because my
skin tone has become more even and I rarely get a pimple.   

 

I really do think that all those store bought cover ups and facial creams/acne
treatments only make the problem worse and unbalance your skin.   

 

Overall I am really happy with Zosimos Botanicals products.  Thank you so much Linda and your staff for offering such wonderful products.  I only wish more people knew and they were more widely available."