Yerba Mate plant effects your Beautiful Health….infused Kasia Tea.

Yerba Mate is an amazing plant….infused  Fair Trade Kasia Tea.

"It is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value."

Yerba Mate is a sought after source of difficult to find important nutrients: Vitamins B-1, B-2, A, riboflavin, carotene, colin, pantothenic acid, inositol and 15 types of amino acids (F. Alikaridis 1987). It also contains significant quantities of the all important iron, potassium, and magnesium minerals, something Green Tea lacks. As noted by The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society, "It is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value."

More about Yerba Mate

Just about everyone has felt the jittery side effects of stimulants at one time or another. Yerba mate, in contrast, appears to give your brain a boost without making you nervous. You feel alert and sharp. Interestingly, it actually works as a tonic for the central nervous system, calming the body and the mind. It has also been shown to improve mood and concentration, reduce anxiety, and prevent mental fatigue.


How it works

There are 196 chemicals in yerba mate that are active in the body including B vitamins; Vitamins A, C, and E; and the minerals calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and selenium. And mate has 11 polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. Plus, it's high in chlorophyll, which gives it its rich green color and may offer additional antioxidant benefits.


But the most important chemical in mate is one by the name of "mateine." Mateine is a xanthine alkaloid. You might have heard of other xanthines, such as caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. Mateine appears to possess the best combination of xanthine properties. Like other xanthines, it stimulates the central nervous system, but unlike others, it doesn't appear to be addicting. Unlike caffeine, it isn't a strong diuretic, so it's much less likely to dehydrate the body.


Mistakenly, many people think of all xanthines in herbal supplements as caffeine. But whether you call it mateine or mistake it for caffeine, a cup of mate will likely give you quite a lift. For a quick comparison, 50 grams of yerba mate (a typical cup of the tea) with a typical mateine content of 1 to 1.5% by weight contains the equivalent of 500 to 750 mg of caffeine. But a typical cup of coffee contains only 80 to 175 mg of caffeine, and a cup of tea has about half that amount. Thus, we're looking at over twice the "active" ingredient. You might achieve lift off with mate, without the side effects associated with other popular stimulants.


Increased energy and fat burning

The result of the chemical combination in mate may, obviously, be a BIG increase in energy and fat burning. One of the most remarkable abilities of mate appears to be that it gives users energy without the muscle tension associated with caffeine. In fact, all xanthines, with the exception of caffeine, cause smooth muscle relaxation.

Mate may help support long-term energy by maintaining energy production with oxygen for longer periods of time, which burns more calories, improves heart efficiency, and delays buildup of endurance, robbing waste products, such as lactic acid that are created by anaerobic glycolysis (energy production without oxygen). One indicator that it is working to burn more fat is a drop in something called the respiratory quotient (RQ), which indicates a rise in the proportion of fat being oxidized or burned in the body. Science is revealing that it also helps stabilize blood sugar to potentially reduce the risk of diabetes and hypoglycemia.

Other powerful benefits

Improved sleep:

Incredibly, mate does not interfere with sleep. In fact, it improves sleep and increases rapid eye movement (REM) sleep as well as the time spent in deep sleep (delta sleep). Many people report that they require less sleep when using mate because they sleep deeper.

Digestive function and detoxification

Mate has been shown to improve digestion and repair damaged gastrointestinal tissues. It may control constipation by softening stools and stimulating intestinal contractions. Mate also may help detoxify the body by increasing water loss thru urination, digestive movements, and evacuation.

Safe for the heart

While other stimulants, like caffeine and ephedra, are feared to potentially have harmful effects on the heart, mate has been shown to actually be good for the heart. It may increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heart during stress or exercise and may lower blood pressure and improve circulation in some people by relaxing blood vessels.


Immune support

Mate appears to boost immunity both by fighting infectious organisms and supporting immune cells, particularly white blood cells, in the body. Vitamins C and E, found in mate, are important for immune support. Unlike other herbs that may continuously stimulate the immune system, mate acts to balance immunity as a tonic. Saponins are also important chemicals in mate, which may be partially responsible for its immune-supporting effects.


Improve lung function Yerba mate also helps relieve allergies by stimulating the adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids, which suppress inflammation and overactive immune responses. It also opens the respiratory passages. This is good news for athletes since these benefits aid optimal breathing and get more oxygen into the body. Mate's potential to relax muscles may make it useful for asthma since it appears to dilate the bronchi (gas absorbers in your lungs).


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Green Tea Aids Weight Loss, Belly Fat, and more!

Here is good news for everyone as we recover from the holiday season. Not only is organic green tea an excellent anti-cancer nutrient,  but it is also beneficial for weight loss. The American Journal of College Nutrition reported in 2010 that four cups of green tea, daily for eight weeks is excellent for fat burning. Thirty-five obese subjects found that this amount significantly decreased body weight and body mass index (BMI). Green tea also improved the subjects’ cholesterol readings and reduced the oxidation of blood fats, which is a marker of aging. Last year, another study in the Journal of Nutrition found that a daily dose of 625 green tea catechins (an active ingredient) with 40 mg of caffeine enhanced weight loss and lowered blood fats (triglycerides) when combined with 25 minutes of daily exercise.

Specifically, it was fat around the belly that experienced the greatest reduction. This makes sense because high insulin is a prime contributor to belly fat, and green tea extract helps to balance insulin function and production. Insulin is produced by the pancreas to push glucose (sugar) from the blood into our cells. If cells become immune to insulin’s action, which often occurs, this results in excess insulin in the blood. In women, when insulin is elevated, it causes a further increase in male hormones. Classic symptoms of elevated insulin and male hormones include excess middle weight gain, acne, male-pattern facial hair growth (e.g. hair above the lip and on the chin), skin tags, diabetes and pre-diabetes.  (Reference: Lorna Vanderhaeghe)

Cherry Lemongrass Bloom Sencha:  Green Tea

Partner in PROMOTING Healthy Skin & Wrinkles Prevention!

The following benefits are derived from the antioxidant flavonoids and polyphenols, preventing free radicals.  Green tea finds and terminates these free radicals and helps promote healthy, smooth skin.

Health benefits attributed to Kasia Cherry Lemongrass Bloom Sencha:  Green Tea

  • prevention of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
  • prevention of strokes.
  • preventing cancers and reduction of tumors.
  • strengthening the immune system.
  • help in the treatment of diabetes.
  • aid in weight loss efforts.
  • repairing skin damage.
  • fight tooth decay.
  • Fights rheumatoid arthritis.
  • lower stress.
  • protects the liver and kidneys.

Small Batch * Artisan * Fair Trade  *  50 cups per 4 oz tin

Kasia is committed, in partnership, to Fair-trade and Artisan practices to bring you ingredients that are designed and hand-blended in small batches by companies that are operated and owned by families carrying on time-honored traditions, ensuring freshness and one-of-a-kind quality.  Completely natural with no artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring. Dried fruit pieces, nuts, herbal tisanes, and botanicals add amazing flavor and aroma.

Loose Leaf Tea VS Bagged Tea:

Loose leaf teas simply offer the best variety, quality, and freshness. “When you are buying a bagged tea, the tea is obscured by the bag. Many low quality teas (even ‘tea dust’) are sold in bags so that you don’t realize the quality, and are subject to going stale faster than loose leaf tea.”

Learn more about our other three other Kasia Beautiful Health Artisan  Tea's HERE!

Newsletter: Autumn Beautiful Health according to Chinese Medicine‏

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Greetings! October! Unbelievable isn't it? The weather has blessed us with enjoyable temperatures, but according to the number of "sniffles and lethargy" in our team's chairs this past month, lack of immunity and colds are testimony of needing to prep our "Beautiful Health" for Autumn.

I thought it would be interesting to look at this in a Chinese Medicine perspective! (Don't forget to grab our Kasia Tips below) Enjoy!


Seasonal Balance: Autumn Health and Immunity Tips

Things begin to fall and mature in autumn. TCM believes that autumn correlates with the lung system, which dominates the skin, respiration, body fluids metabolism, blood circulation, immunity and melancholy emotion.

In Autumn, TCM holds that everything needs to turn inwards so as to prepare for the harsh winter. Foods are important to ensure that the body adjusts to the changing seasons. The dry weather usually causes an itchy throat, a dry nose, chapped lips, rough skin, hair loss and dry stools. We need to eat to promote the production of body fluids and their lubricating effects throughout the body.

It is advisable to eat more food with sour flavors and reduce pungent flavors as such things like onion, ginger and peppers induce perspiration, while sour foods like pineapple, apple, grapefruit and lemon have astringent properties and thus prevent the loss of body fluids.

The Seasons, Stress, and Colds and Flu

Seasonal change, like any change, can cause stress. The main cause of stress in TCM is Wind. Wind is said to be the " agent of 10,000 diseases, " Wind is understood to be not just the movement of air, but also, any sudden change. TCM has known for thousands of years that stress can cause sickness, and modern research has certainly proved this.

Kasia helps you create a routine to combat autumn stresses and void of colds lethargic energy!

Strengthen your immune system with a * powerful diffuser * any 3 Kasia Apothecary Diffusion Blends to keep viruses and bacteria out of the air

*Infrared Sauna Cleanse and Rejuvenation

The Consequences of Not Adapting to Autumn

* Immediately: Injury to the Lung and Immune System.

* Later: In the winter, metabolic and digestive problems including diarrhea and undigested food.

Fall seasonal diet additions advised by TCM: Cool & sour foods: sesame, honey, dairy products, pineapple, pear, sugar cane, lily, banana and white fungus.

LOOSE LEAF TEA Health Benefits

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Sweet Vanilla & French Lemon Crème:   Roobios Tea

Rooibos tea is high in antioxidants (25 times higher in antioxidants than green tea!) Roobios …Anti the Aging + Benefit the skin  + Nourishing health

  • contains a enzym- Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D.), an antioxidant which attacks the free radicals and limits their damaging effects.
  • relieve stomach ulcers, nausea, constipation, and heartburn.
  • help with insomnia, disturbed sleeping patterns and headaches. It contains no caffeine and has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system
  • strong bones and teeth because of its calcium, manganese and fluoride content.
  • contains alpha hydroxy acid and zinc for healthy, smooth skin.
  • useful when applied to skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash and acne.
  • contains magnesium which is necessary for a healthy nervous system.
  • increases the absorption of iron in the body.
  • contains potassium and copper minerals that are necessary for several metabolic functions.
  • helps nervous tension and mild depression as it makes a relaxing sedative.
  • helps to control your appetite thus can be beneficial in weight loss.

Cherry Lemongrass Bloom Sencha:  Green Tea

Partner in PROMOTING Healthy Skin & Wrinkles Prevention!

Sencha tea benefits are derived from the antioxidant flavonoids and polyphenols, preventing free radicals.  Green tea finds and terminates these free radicals and helps promote healthy, smooth skin.

Health benefits attributed to Kasia Cherry Lemongrass Bloom Sencha:  Green Tea

  • prevention of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
  • prevention of strokes.
  • preventing cancers and reduction of tumors.
  • strengthening the immune system.
  • help in the treatment of diabetes.
  • aid in weight loss efforts.
  • repairing skin damage.
  • fight tooth decay.
  • Fights rheumatoid arthritis.
  • lower stress.
  • protects the liver and kidneys.

Roasted Cocoa-Coconut Botanical:  Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate Tea is known to be a diuretic, inotropic (increasing the strength of each heartbeat), chronotropic (making the heart beat faster), glycogenolytic (breaking down stored glycogen in the liver, allowing it to store calories from the next meal), lipolytic (breaking down fats), and analeptic (stimulating the central nervous system).

Health benefits attributed to Roasted Cocoa-Coconut Botanical Yerba Mate include:

  • enhance energy levels and reduce fatigue.
  • stimulate the central nervous system.
  • boost metabolism.
  • induce mental clarity.
  • fight gastrointestinal disorders.
  • effective in fighting headaches.

Blissful Blueberry & Pomegranate:  Black Tea

Blueberry n’ Brain up Informed Beauty, as we start with a rich keemum black tea (considered by most to be the finest of all Chinese black teas. )  and infusing  in wonderful dried blueberries, elderberries, apples, pomegranate seeds, hibiscus, mallow and cornflower

Studies show our delicious blend of Pomegranite and Blueberry are one of the most sought out and  healthiest antioxidants that you can consume. Be blessed and sip the best of both worlds.

Health benefits of drinking Blissful Blueberry & Pomegranate:  Black Tea

  • slow down cancer growth (Rutgers University)
  • help prevent heart attacks and strokes because of better functioning blood vessels
  • help prevent tooth decay and strengthens tooth enamel as it contains natural fluoride
  • helpful if you have arthritis
  • lower cholesterol
  • burn excess fat in the body by enhancing metabolism
  • rich in antioxidants which helps feed your body's immune system and thus prevent disease

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An "Informed Beaute's" right to know to Knowbeatles bob hair

Is your Hair Color Toxic?

As of late, the Kasia Organic Hair Team has encountered  increasing numbers of new guests that have sought out our Ammonia Free Hair Color services due to experiencing  previous un-ease, aesthetic discomfort, and allergic reactions of hair dying.

This brings me to shedding some LIGHT on this topic, as it is becoming common, and  in my opinion, many more women are starting to experience this, but it is "underground."

"What to do - where to go - new hairstylist?  what about my....Routine...."

There can be several kinds of reaction caused by hair dye allergy. Most commonly the reaction appears on your face. Listed are the most common allergic reactions that are caused by hair dyes.

*Dermatitis around/on the face.* Facial Swelling

* Bumps on face  * Headaches    *Rash  * Itchy Scalp  *Burning


Your Investment and Common Ingredients

* The culprit behind these reactions is a common chemical ingredient that is used in  hair dyes, called para-phenylenediamine, or PPD.

*PPD is actually found in a good quantity which is more than two-thirds of commercial dyes. The case is the same for many of the in-salon brands.

* Allergic reactions to PPD was such a severe problem that it got banned from hair dyes in France, Germany and Sweden.

Our Young Women

Market research shows more people are dyeing their hair and at a younger age. One survey in 1992, by a soap and detergent association found 13 per cent of school girls used hair coloring products, along with six percent of womens.

By 2001, the numbers had soared, with two out of five schoolgirls dyeing their hair and almost nine in 10 young women.

"Furthermore female high school students and young women were dyeing their hair at shorter intervals.

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Additional Harsh Compounds to AVOID in your Hair Color Investment

Not only do  "other" hair coloring services strip away the natural moisture and oils from the hair and scalp, break down the hair shaft, but they also put your health at risk.

Say NO to Ammonia * A strong irritant for skin, eyes and lungs.   * A suspected carcinogen.

Say NO to Ethanolamine (MEA) * A toxicant for the immune, respiratory, reproductive, neurological & nervous systems. * A carcinogen.

.....Final Remarks

Though an allergic reaction to hair dye may be relatively rare, death from cancer is less rare. The National Cancer Institute suggests that one out of five of all cases of non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma among women are due to women`s regular use of commercial hair dye products. This is the disease that killed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who used the more damaging darker dyes. Breast, bladder and other cancers are also linked to the use of these toxic ingredients.

Whichever type of hair coloring you decide to use, drink lots of water. If the product contained any chemicals, plan to daily (lifestyle detox) after the coloring. That way, you will at least rid your body of some or all of the toxins you just put into your bloodstream.To learn more about efficiently detoxing, learn more about our NEW INFRARED SAUNA.

Learn more and optimize your coloring results in avoiding chemicals that reduce the strength and integrity of your hair, increasing breakage, split ends, brittleness and fading.

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Now on a more positive note. CELEBRATE WITH US!

It's summer - the sun is shining, embrace the season in beauty - highlights and accent foils are a perfect way to brighten your entire look -

HURRY!  Good through end of July...  celebrate and save!

  • Schedule a spot highlight and save $5

  • Schedule partial foil/highlights and save $10

  • Schedule full foil/highlights and save $15

  • $20 OFF your first Custom Organic Facial

Of course the summer is the perfect time for hair removal services, we can accommodate any and all requests for body and facial hair removal from our talented MISS PHANIE! MEET THE TEAM! Discount Services redeemable with Phanie, Jillian, and Colette.

Request an appointment today to brighten your look, enhance detox and weight loss &  hair removal service!

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THANK YOU to all of you who came out for Spring Clean Mineral Makeup...Makeovers!

If you were scootin' out of town for the holiday, please call us for a FREE 20 minute consultation/lesson in how to detox old goods, and bring in the health, NEW!

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We promise our "beautiful health" lotion is void of  toxic preservatives and maintains integrity without sacrificing.

Why is Kasia SUNSHIELD is part of only 8% of Sunscreens on the market, considered SAFE?

FACT:  There are few active sunscreen ingredients that effectively block both  UVA and UVB rays.  Kasia uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are the only ones that are both safe and effective for UVA and UVB protection and  do not penetrate the skin but block or reflect the sun.

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LOVE YOUR DUDS with Kasia Chemical Free SUDS

What if there were a natural laundry alternative that actually grew on a tree and could replace commercial detergents for good?
Kasia USDA Certified

so-berry-licous Fresh Soap Nuts!


WHY? Traditional laundry detergents have a major negative effect on our environment and our bodies.

Just think of it?  No more stacks of boxes of detergents, all purpose cleaners, specialty cleaners, doggy shampoo, body wash, soap cartons. These are just a few of the many items that soap nuts will replace, Informed Beauty!

* Hypoallergenic if you have sensitive skin, especially safe for children and babies.

Kasia soap nuts (actually a berry from a tree!)  are:

*anti-microbial, so it fights dirt, but also eliminates mold, fungus, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. Use the same 4-5 Berry Clean soap nuts for 4-5 washes, and then toss them on your compost pile.  "Yes, conscious consumer, they are bio-degradable."

If you do have "debby downer doubt" ...we will be providing a USDA Organic Stain Remover for the slithers of spaghetti!

Best Yet.... Savings! $$$$ .13/load   VS  conventional .32/load

All of thee above will be ready come second week in June.  Please call

(612.824.7611) for an appointment or updates, and remember.....our SUNSCREEN IS IN! Find us on Facebook

Thyroid frustration and hair loss?  Want to add some sassy volume to that beach hair?

The HUNT for Damage Free Extensions has ended!
Kasia Salon is extremely excited!  Sunday is the day...of training with the Platinum Seamless Hair Extension Trainer Faatemah! ("think Shear Genious!....experience with clients including Ebony, Working Mother, Bride magazines...etc.) with 16 yrs of Extension Experience.

*Customized to suit the your needs!  Paper-thin and weightless, virtually undetectable, so much faster than other applications, and easily removeable. Whether you want long..., luxurious locks or just to fill in certain areas of your current style or even add color and dimension, Platinum Seamless are great for everyone!

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Our HAIR is a great indicator of a person's general health. Research has shown that hair suffers significantly under the pressures of stress, environmental toxins, excess alcohol consumption, lack of sleep and poor eating habits.

LEARN MORE about Dietary decisions and ridding toxic habits here to restore your mane!


Cherry Lemongrass Bloom Sencha Green Tea.....infused Kasia Beautiful Health Tea.

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