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Attorney and Aromatherapy Expert Discusses Legal Challenges Posted by
Attorney and Aromatherapy Expert Discusses Legal Challenges

Facing the Handmade Toiletries Industry


Donna Maria Coles Johnson
Founder, The Handmade Toiletries Network
Author, "Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions" by Donna Maria (Storey
Books, July 2000)


Workshop "Legal & Regulatory Challenges Facing the Handmade Toiletries
Industry Today"
World of Aromatherapy International Conference and Trade Show
Sponsored by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy


October 19-22, 2000

The workshop is from 24 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st. Johnson is
available to the media any time before or after. She can also receive
messages at her hotel (206-971-8000).


Seattle, Washington (October 20-22) Cavanaughs on Fifth (5th & Pike)
In Washington, D.C., by telephone or by remote satellite any time
Other locations upon request

Johnson is a practicing attorney, but she left corporate America to pursue
her dreams. She is a graduate of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, a
highly skilled aromatherapist who has created hundreds of new recipes and
products, the author of several books, and a consultant to natural
manufacturers. She is also the founder of the Handmade Toiletries Network
(HTN), the first and only trade organization dedicated to the advancement
of the entire handmade toiletries industry. Through its weekly online
newsletter, popular Web site ( and monthly
member conference calls, HTN addresses issues of consumer education,
marketing, public relations and regulation on behalf of HTN members,
freeing them to concentrate on growing their business. HTN members are
required to commit to a set of core principles regarding manufacturing
quality and safety, truth-in-labeling and intellectual property.

HTN is a community for those who have turned the pleasurable hobby of
making natural toiletries and cosmetics into profitable businesses. Its
160+ members range from companies with over $1 million a year in sales to
smaller, home-based operations. The survivor of an emotionally abusive
marriage, Donna Maria is passionate about empowering women, especially
those whose handmade toiletries businesses are helping them escape dead-
end careers or abusive relationships while increasing their earning
potential and self-esteem.

For interviews or a review copy of the book, please contact Katherine Hutt
at 703-938-4540 or

CONTACT: Katherine Hutt, 703-938-4540 or, for the Handmade Toiletries Network

SOURCE Handmade Toiletries Network

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/PRNewswire -- Oct. 19/

CO: Handmade Toiletries Network

ST: District of Columbia, Washington




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Coty Inc. Launches ZZZ Theraphy Fragrance Leader Creates New Line of Sleep Enhancing Products for Aromatherapy Market Posted by

Coty Inc. Launches ZZZ Theraphy Fragrance Leader Creates New Line of Sleep Enhancing Products for Aromatherapy Market

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Coty Inc., the world's leading fragrance
manufacturer and marketer of fragrance globally, and a leader in the category
of aromachology products, today announced the launch of The Healing Garden's
ZZZ Theraphy (pronounced "Sleep Theraphy") products available starting
September 2000. ZZZ Theraphy is the eleventh line of products from The Healing
Garden, which also produces Lavender Theraphy and Tangerine Theraphy among
others. Coty's The Healing Garden is one of the most successful aromatherapy
lines sold in the United States, and was recently introduced to the European
and Latin American markets.
According to recent medical and health studies an estimated 95% of
Americans experience some form of sleep disorder during their lifetime, and an
estimated 150 million people suffer from persistent sleep problems-two reasons
the introduction of ZZZ Theraphy is so timely. ZZZ Theraphy, made with
chamomile (recognized for its "relaxing" qualities), warm vanilla and orange
blossom, is the first such product for the mass market and will be sold in
over 16,000 retail outlets nationwide.
"In less than three years, The Healing Garden has grown into one of Coty's
strongest brands," says Coty Inc. chairman and ceo Peter Harf. "Our team has
pursued exciting new directions for the brand and ZZZ Theraphy is a perfect
example of the 'benefit' trend in fragrance products. Customers want products
that do more than smell great, they want fragrance and other products that
make them feel great, or relaxed, or more alert."
The ZZZ Theraphy product line contains the following: "Drift Away Powdered
Milk Bath," 10 oz./$8.95; "Serene Dreams Pillow & Room Spray," 4 fl oz./$6.95;
"Silk Pajamas Body Lotion," 7 fl. oz./$6.25; and the "Slumberland Sleep Kit,"
which offers all three forms and a "ZZZ ... Tea" (2 chamomile, vanilla bean
and orange peel tea bags) for $13.95; and a trial size silk pajamas body
lotion, 1.85 fl. oz./$1.95. Additional information on The Healing Garden can
be found at
The Healing Garden is a full range of aromachology products for sale in
mass-retail outlets. The products emphasize an holistic approach, using
fruits, flowers and plants to enhance relaxation, sensuality, positivity,
energy, enlightenment and well-being. Since its debut in 1997, The Healing
Garden has become of the most successful mass-market brands in the category of
aromachology and non-traditional fragrance, and is one of Coty Inc.'s most
successful brands. The Healing Garden is sold in the U.S., Canada, Australia,
Italy, Germany, Poland, Hungary, U.K., Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France,
Czechia, The Netherlands and Latin America.

About Coty Inc.
Coty Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of fragrances,
and a leader in the categories of color cosmetics and skin treatments in the
mass and prestige markets, with $1.7 billion in sales for the year ended June
30, 1999. The privately held company as it exists today is headquartered in
New York City and was organized in 1996 to operate the worldwide fragrance and
cosmetics businesses of Germany's Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH.Coty was originally
founded by Francois Coty in Paris in 1904, when he established the modern
fragrance industry. For almost 100 years, Coty has developed hundreds of
products that are sold around the world. Today, Coty Inc. is a global company
with operations in 29 countries. Coty brands include Adidas Moves, The Healing
Garden, Calgon, Stetson, Jovan, Vanilla Fields and Rimmel. The company's
prestige fragrance and cosmetics brands are sold by the Lancaster Group and
include Lancaster, Davidoff, JOOP!, Chopard, Jil Sander, Isabella Rossellini's
Manifesto, Vivienne Westwood Boudoir and Yue-Sai.
Additional information on Coty is available at

SOURCE Coty Inc.

-0- 07/07/2000

/CONTACT: Arthur Gallego of Coty Inc., 212-479-4408,

Web Site: /

CO: Coty Inc.

ST: New York




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In-Home Health Spas Relieve Stress, Provide Private Retreat Posted by
In-Home Health Spas Relieve Stress, Provide Private Retreat

MACEDONIA, Ohio, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the hustle and bustle of
today's busy lifestyles, weekend health spas have become a welcome retreat.
With a little creativity and imagination, you can create the therapeutic and
rewarding effects of a spa in the privacy of your own home -- with a sunroom.
A sunroom is an ideal space to create a relaxing, in-home spa. Typically
surrounded by the beauty and serenity of the outdoors, sunrooms often provide
a dramatic yet private setting, explains Rick Jones, president of Patio
Enclosures, Inc. a manufacturer and installer of sunrooms. Visit (or call 800-480-1966).
"People are discovering all the added benefits a sunroom can have," says
Jones. "From their therapeutic sunlight, to their versatility and beauty,
sunrooms are perfect places for personal relaxation."
The natural light sunrooms provide has the power to change your mood,
according to doctors, who believe that sunlight has positive effects on a
person's overall well being. Combined with other spa-like features, such as
aromatherapy, the practice of using plant-derived fragrances to change your
mood, you can have your own private retreat in no time.
"The great thing about your sunroom spa is that it can transform into a
romantic dinner setting or a planetarium on a starry night," adds Jones. "A
sunroom is the one room in the house that can be used for almost anything."
With some creative planning -- and planting -- you can treat yourself to
a restorative herbal mask or an aromatherapy message. Here are a few basics
for starting your own home spa. You might even try growing some of the
ingredients on your own, possibly in your sunroom.

* Roses are for more than smelling. Tea with rose hips offers more
vitamin C than oranges. In a coffee grinder, grind the hips and add to
a cup of very hot water. Add one-quarter cup of fresh leaves to one cup
of boiling water. For a lemon-flavored tea, add lemon balm. This tea
is ideal for soothing nerves and aids in digestion.
* Marigolds act as a natural antiseptic when picked as they begin to
bloom. Mixed with oil, they help relieve cuts, burns, itchy skin and
chapped lips.
* For soft skin, try a homemade oil with lavender. Fill a jar with
lavender flowers. Gently crush the flowers and add enough olive oil to
cover the herbs. Cover the jar and place it in the sun, shaking every
day. Strain the oil after a few weeks. Massage the oil into your skin
or add to your bath.
* For a refreshing facemask, mix the following ingredients in a blender:
1-cup mint leaves, 2 tablespoons oatmeal and 2 tablespoons water. Keep
on your face for 15 minutes.
* Lettuce is for more than salads. To soothe sunburned skin, boil lettuce
with water and after it has cooled, add the liquid to your bath.
* Grow your own loofah. This relative of the cucumber works great as an
exfoliator. Follow the growing instructions on the loofah packet, which
can be purchased at most nurseries. After harvesting, soak them in
water. Peel the brown skin and remove the seeds. Place them in the sun
to dry.
* For a refreshing foot soak, mix 3 drops tee tree, crushed lavender
petals and a fresh squeezed lemon to warm water.

For the added spa-esque feeling, try arranging scented candles throughout
your sunroom. You can also play soothing music or purchase a miniature
running fountain, available at most home stores. To really go all out, the
investment of a Jacuzzi is sure to offer years of enjoyment and relaxation.
In addition, your new sunroom spa is an ideal setting to practice yoga.
Earth-tones pillows and rugs add an element of relaxation and there are many
casual furniture and window treatment options available to you for your
sunroom spa.
To learn more on sunrooms, visit or
call 800-480-1966 for a free sunroom guide.

SOURCE Patio Enclosures, Inc.

-0- 06/22/2000

/NOTE TO EDITORS: Visit our online press kit for more photos, press

releases and statistics at

/CONTACT: Rick Jones, President of Patio Enclosures, Inc., 330-467-0700,

ext. 2300; or Jennifer Mileti or Michelle Vocaire,, of

Akhia Public Relations, 330-463-5650/

Web Site: /

CO: Patio Enclosures, Inc.

ST: Ohio




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