Indie Beauty Article On Liz’s May 2009 GTMO Trip

I’m excited to tell you about a fantastic opportunity to support our troops! Premium Indie Beauty Elizabeth Kingston of Liz’s Soothing Solutions(pictured at left with her daughter at a trade show) is heading for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba later this week to set up a makeshift spa for the troops right in the middle of the base!

Liz, who was raised in a military family, says that she and her husband are extremely patriotic people and hold military personnel in very high regard. “I have the utmost respect and appreciation for them, especially being that they serve in an all volunteer military, and knowing how difficult these economic times are.” she says. “I wanted to do something to give them a boost and show our support, let them know that they are not forgotten and that people are appreciating and thinking about them.

Liz created “Liz’s Bug Off Military Strength” body butter, which contains insect deterrent like citronella oil to naturally deter insects, after an experience she had at Guantanamo Bay a few years ago. She said the mosquitoes are awful and she made the balm especially for the troops at Guantanamo Bay to repel lots of mosquitoes — and big ones!

Liz has been planning her trip for 6 months. Accompanying her are an esthetician and a permanent makeup artist. The trio are calling themselves the Beauty Battalion! As soon as they arrive, they’ll unpack all of the boxes of products donated by Los Angeles South Bay area businesses, including hundreds of products donated by a local beauty supply company. They’ll also get busy displaying letters of support for the troops — letters [Liz has] collected over the past six months as [she] planned their trip.

If you’d like to join Liz in supporting our troops, you can easily do that by sending Liz an email message which she will personally carry with her on the plane and post in what she calls the Hall of Appreciation. “You would not believe how many soldiers will stand in that hall and read every single one of those notes,” Liz says.

To send your note for the Hall of Appreciation, email your letter to Liz at liz @ lizsolutions dot com no later than midnight on May 6, 2009. I just sent mine!

And if you’d like to read more about Liz and her business, check out Liz’s Indie Feature at this link.

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The Beauty Battalion is organized by South Bay businesswoman Elizabeth Kingston. From 2008-2012 she took teams of Beauty and Spa professionals to Guantanamo Bay Naval Station to set up a Retail and Spa center. During that time she also brought letters to the troops from civilians as well as thousands of dollars of donated goods from various Southern California businesses. Presently she still gathers donations for Southern California Military Bases and supports the troops through various other efforts and charities. You can see her every year at the Miramar Air Show in the one of the chalets by the flight line.