Wednesday, 13 April 2011
What is more natural than mixing herbal leaves with and essential oils? The synergy of these two products of nature can only strengthen the effectiveness!
You can buy ready-made teas, but for efficiency, it is best to buy plants or herbal pharmacy. Do you prepare your plants or mixtures according to the effect that you want to receive.
A golden rule is, however, observed: Remember to never put essential oil directly into your tea (essential oils are not soluble in water): Prefer to dilute first in a spoon of honey, maple syrup or a sugar cube. Finally, do not put your essential oil when the tea is hot. Let it cool slightly if the properties of the essential oil would be affected.
Here is an example of mixing "plant / essential oil" against depression and better digestion
Throw a pinch of lemon verbena leaves in a cup of hot water
Add a drop of essential oil of basil in a database (honey, maple, etc. ..) and then add the mixture with your tea.
Drink during the day to find serenity and good digestive power!
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
When I was little I was making necklaces, do not you?
This time it's for any other use that I picked these little white flowers that adorn the fields right now! I read in one of my many books, that the daisy (Bellis perennis) was known for its firming properties extraordinary: It acts on the elasticity of the skin and make it more toned. It is used a lot for the bust and neckline. It is also useful for treating bruises and can be widely used in oil "thinness and firmness." So a multi-purpose oil that will be very useful in your toilet!
This oil, once soaked, will be used as such as massage oil, or as a basic ingredient in your cosmetics house.
For my part, not the daisy smell great, I added some rose petals in my macerate.
Recipe of the macerate of daisies:
Cut the stems of fresh flowers (a handful), for use only buds. Place in a small glass jar, and add some rose petals (fresh or dried). Cover the flowers with a vegetable oil of your choice. I chose the sweet almond oil is a good base oil for Macerata.
Marinate your oil in a warm place - the sun if any, or above a radiator - for 3 weeks. Filter: In the video method of filtering a macerate.
For best results, repeat the process of maceration on another period of 3 weeks, using fresh flowers and oil previously filtered.
Remember to label your bottles with the date of soaking!
Monday, 4 April 2011
Random walk in a forest, I found flowers Helichrysum. This plant giving small yellow flowers whose scent reminds curry, grows wild in the south, it is also called the immortal! I made a bunch, and I took a picture for my readers.
The Helichrysum is a very good plant to treat rosacea, varicose veins, and also to treat cellulite.
To make my macerate, nothing more simple, I used a 30ml bottle of macadamia vegetable oil. Macadamia Why? Because it is tonic and stimulating blood circulation, and very well indicated to relieve tired legs, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Then? Nothing could be easier: You simply cut the flowers, place them in a small jar and cover them with vegetable oil, macadamia. You just have to wait 3 weeks for filtering vegetable oil for the first time. To filter, use a thick gauze. Place the flowers soaked in gauze, and squeeze to get the maximum pulp flower.
For a more optimal result, put fresh flowers in your jar, replace the previously pressed oil, add oil "new" if necessary, and again allow it to marinate 3 to 4 weeks.
Your oil is ready for use, you can use it as such as massage oil, or to add essential oils.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
This oil derived from steeping vanilla beans has a very distinctive mellow aroma and caramel, which earned him his legendary reputation as an aphrodisiac.
But that's not all! The macerate vanilla is also moisturizing and nourishing, and works wonderfully as a medium of massage.
Do it yourself! Use a dozen cloves, opened in the longitudinal direction. If you have time, choose a cold maceration, longer, but the end result will also be better.
Recipe of calendula oil
Recipe of carrot oil
Recipe of Helichrysum oil
Carrot Oil, very rich in vitamin A, promotes tanning and tanned skin. It is also recommended as an oil after sun to promote regeneration of the skin, soften skin and maintain a nice even tan. At the end of winter, it will give a nice tan to your skin!
Do it yourself! Use sliced carrots, and if you have time, prefer a cold maceration, which is longer but the end result will also be better.
You can, among other things, use your macerate carrot ointment or salve, much more convenient!
The recipe is very simple: Melt 1 teaspoon beeswax granules in a water bath with 20ml of your macerate carrot, when the pellets will melt, pour the mixture into a glass jar. It will then harden and turn into a balm.
Recipe calendula oil macerate
Recipe for vanilla oil
Recipe of Helichrysum oil
Recipe of macerate of daisies.
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Traditionally recommended for sensitive skin, rough and blotchy, Calendula oil obtained by maceration of flowers of Marigold Gardens is also perfect for treating skin problems like irritation, burns, cracked, chapped hands, beatings sun, etc....
It is antiseptic, healing, restorative and anti-inflammatory.
Do it yourself! Use of dried marigold flowers (pharmacy and herbal medicine). Prefer a cold maceration, which is longer but the end result will also be better.
You can, among other things, use your macerate ointment or salve. The recipe is very simple:
Melt 1 teaspoon beeswax granules in a water bath with 20 ml of macerate your calendula, when the pellets will melt, pour the mixture into a glass jar. It will then harden and turn into a balm.
Recipe macerate carrot oil
Recipe for vanilla oily macerate
Recipe Helichrysum oil macerate
Powder urucum protects the skin from the sun!
The urucum, the botanical name Bixa orellana, and also called the "lipstick tree" or "achiote". It is a plant native to the Amazon Indians use for sun protection. And it's not for nothing!
This magic powder colored brick is a real little treasure of the plant world: Extremely rich in trace elements (selenium, magnesium, copper, zinc ..) and especially beta-carotene: It contains about 100 times more than carrots!
You'll understand urcum powder is the natural place to prepare and protect the skin from the sun while accelerating your tan. It is also a very good asset natural antioxidant that will enhance the elasticity of the skin and prevent skin aging. In cosmetics, it will be ideal for your anti-aging creams, and in your preparations to prevent stretch marks. It is also an excellent repellent against insects. In the kitchen, powder to taste saffron Urucum bring a touch of exotic dishes. Finally, the powder can be urcum as a dietary supplement.
Recipe oily macerate annato
1 - In a 100ml bottle, mix 50 ml of vegetable oil, apricot kernel (or another vegetable oil such as cottonseed oil) and 50 ml of macadamia vegetable oil. Add ½ teaspoon of powdered urucum.
2 - Shake well, then close the bottle and let stand one week in the dark by shaking the mixture occasionally.
3 - Strain into a coffee filter or clean cloth, pour your macerate in a frosted glass bottle for better preservation.
You can use this as a base oil macerate in your cosmetic preparations. It will keep for several months, provided they keep away from heat and light.
Essential oils are liquids. They are oily, but unlike vegetable oils, they are not fat because they evaporate. If you leave a bottle open, you will learn at your expense! Each oil is unique and has its smell and its specific characteristics.
Essential oils are lighter than water and immiscible (they do not mix with water), thereby separating them in Essencia so totally natural. Instead, they mix with alcohol at any body fat as sweet almond oil, vegetable oil etc. ...
What are the major properties of essential oils??
They are extremely anti-infective, antiseptic and antiviral. These are the only alternatives to antibiotics, and they have amply demonstrated their effectiveness in this area. But their skills cover areas much larger: they are pain relievers, wound healing, anti-haemorrhagic, gastrointestinal, regulate immunity, hormones, they infiltrated déstockent fat or strengthen the blood vessels ...
How do you use essential oils??
It can be used in several ways:
In diffuser to scent or disinfect the air in the house, just put 3 drops of essential oil of your choice (lemon to clean the air, eucalyptus for blocked noses, orange flavoring, etc. ...) with water in a cup of an incense burner.
In cooking to give a bucolic little note to your dishes.
As a cleaner, disinfectant and deodorizer for the entire house (floors, toilets, clothes, couches etc. ...), they are perfect for this (depending on the properties of each essential oil).
In body care, hair, skin etc ... For example: Ylang-Ylang for hair, it strengthens them and is "anti-fall".
By relaxing bath, bath or even comforting bath pain, do yourself a favor ...
Treatment for insect bites to burns, for pain, for colds, for sore throats, headaches and many other things ....
Are there dangers with essential oils??
Yes. There are dangers if we do not follow certain rules:
NEVER use pure on the skin (care, massages or baths), to the hair. Always dilute before a teaspoon of honey or vegetable oil (almond, sunflower, olive, etc. ...).
Eg bath, dilute them in a tablespoon of honey and put the mixture into your bath, because the essential oils do not mix with water, thus they will remain on the surface and risk of burns.
For doses is the same, they are concentrated Extreme, so it must make that 3 to 5 drops into a fragrance diffuser.
2-3 drops mixed with a vegetable oil for massage, facials or body.
5 drops mixed with a teaspoon of honey or sweet almond oil bath.
I repeat again, NEVER use pure on the body, because the risk of burns.
Friday, 1 April 2011
Essential oils trigger real passions unprecedented interest in the public and the medical world. It must be said that these plants are concentrated so extraordinarily effective and pleasant to use it would be a shame to deny it.
An essential oil is what?
A fragrant oil derived from plants. This is a super-concentrate plant. Nectar! Extracted by distillation (most plants) or expression (eg by pressing the orange zest), by methods entirely natural.
What is aromatherapy?
The art of healing with essential oils. It is a branch of herbal medicine, which itself includes all the plant extracts more generally, from everything that is not volatile (this gives infusions, powder, liquid extracts ...).
How essential oils do they act?
Multiple ways. They pass into the bloodstream, either via the mouth (he swallows it) or through the skin (they are applied locally, or take a bath) or via the olfactory system (they breathe). From there, they join the diseased organ.
Essential oils can they affect the mind?
Yes. Enormously. Some have no psychological property but others are incredibly effective at overcoming a deadlock, a malaise, a fright. The mode of action is nothing magical essential oils enter the body through breathing or application (on the solar plexus, spine and arch, usually). The active molecules will immediately rise to the brain to help them regulate certain neurotransmitters, that is to say substances which are exchanged between neurons to connect them. Anxiety, stress, lump in throat? Try marjoram or Roman chamomile, you are instantly convinced. And your bottle will not leave you!
Essential oils are they useful against gynecological disorders?
Yes. Some of them help restore hormonal balance, others are antifungal, and others decimated the microbes that cause infections. But in addition, essential oils take care of the local flora, protect and strengthen the mucous membranes, thereby providing arms to heal more quickly on the one hand, learn to fend for themselves in order to avoid recurrence of the other. This is fundamental, especially when we know that some women enslave fungal vaginal almost every month.
Can I use essential oils during pregnancy?
During the first 3 months, no. None. Subsequently, some of them may be used without risk to either the mother or the baby: they are those which contain no toxic molecule. They are useful for getting rid of small ailments and improve the comfort of daily life, especially since most drugs are prohibited during pregnancy. All essential oils containing molecules potentially dangerous are strictly prohibited until the end of the pregnancy and again at the breastfeeding mom. Contrary to popular belief, therefore, all essential oils are not harmful to pregnant women. But as a precaution, the rule is not taking any, in any form whatsoever, for the first 3 months of pregnancy. Thereafter, only an informed medical advice can lead you to aromatherapy for the past two quarters.
The breath is an excellent indicator of the health of our digestive system. Frequent bad breath, called halitosis, informs us that there is much more than bad bacteria in our mouths, and they have now colonized our entire digestive system!
This problem affects more than 50% of the population at some point in their lives. The main causes of halitosis are diseases, intestinal disorders, respiratory taking certain medications, microbial imbalance of our language, saliva and / or the presence of plaque.
Fermentation and putrefaction
The food remains more than 24 hours in our digestive system become: the meat is putrifient and other foods (grains, fruits, vegetables, etc..) Ferment. These toxic gases and smelly after the "chimney" and are mostly removed by the two direct exits: the top and bottom!
Where to start?
You do often blame your bad breath? The first solution is to observe the functioning of your digestive system that is to say, what goes and what comes out! Be vigilant against the dairy. In addition to clog our digestive system, they increase bad breath. Indeed, bacteria that cause halitosis can break down protein, lactose, filled with sulfur, while causing the smell and taste bad as feared.
Limit the sugar! It is the favorite food of bacteria in his presence, they multiply even faster! To counter its devastating effect on our digestive system and oral, take probiotics quickly enough to restore good bacteria. Beware of coffee! It is very acidic. Since the "bad" bacteria like acidic environments, it grew quickly and almost immediately will cause you bad breath coffee.
Garlic, garlic, garlic!
It is well known, the brushing of teeth has no effect on the breath of garlic. Indeed, the odor comes from sulfur gases released into the gut during digestion. These gases are at least three hours before being eliminated. To reduce this side effect, many foods are effective: bananas, kiwi, blueberry, basil, spinach and parsley would capture some sulfur compounds formed in the mouth and intestine. The persistence of bad breath would be so diminished.
The first solutions
Drink plenty of water: drink more pure water allows for better bowel and kidney, so less waste in the body. Take fiber: facilitate transit. The most popular are psyllium, slippery elm, flaxseed / Salba / chia ground. Absorb the waste: Take one teaspoon per day of bentonite clay or activated charcoal. The latter is also sold in capsule form, easier to use. These products have a strong absorptive capacity, are often used as a cure or at a Detoxification (heavy metals, chemicals, etc.).. In some people, these products can cause congestion in the intestinal large amount of waste that is found in the intestines simultaneously. Observe your response and reduce the dosage as needed and taking herbal facilitating elimination.
And then? Tea Time...
According to one study, the polyphenols in green tea fight bacteria that cause bad breath. In laboratory tests, polyphenols have stopped the growth of these bacteria and have prevented the production of hydrogen sulfide, the substance responsible for the unpleasant odor. Even very low concentrations of polyphenols were reduced by 30% the rate of this acid.
These famous "miracle" products usually contain alcohol, chlorine dioxide sometimes combined with zinc chloride. These products may change the chemical composition of odorous gases and thus make them odorless. However, the bacterium is still present and continues to produce bad odors. While many of these mouthwashes boast of results up to six hours, an independent study has shown that sodium chloride actually works between 4 and 42 minutes ...
The best solutions
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology English Journal informs us that a microbe which causes tooth decay (Streptococcus mutans) was reduced to less than 75% when using a mouthwash made of natural aromatic essences. Studies have shown that mouthwash with essential oils can control bad breath up to three hours by killing the bacteria and other causes of bad breath.
Easy to make your mouthwash house you avoid using those containing alcohol. Indeed, it dries out the mucous membranes of the mouth and changes in pH. In addition to reducing saliva, frequent use and long term can cause an imbalance in our oral flora.
Here are some ideas to gargle:
- Use floral waters of mint and star anise for fun and thyme, rosemary, oregano or tree to kill more bacteria.
- In a mouthful of water, add one drop of aroma essence of your choice from the list below and gargle for a minute and then spit the liquid:
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
- Cinnamon cassia or Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia or Cinnamomum verum, bark)
- Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
For the brave:
- Oregano (Origanum vulgare Origanum compactum or)
- Thyme borneol (Thymus satureioides)
- Winter savory (Satureja montana)
It'll just beg you a kiss!
Therapy by the Angels is a new age type of therapy based on the idea that the key to healing is in communication with the angels. Therapists believe angelic facilitate patient recovery by helping them enter into contact with angels who will guide the patient in the right direction.
Susan Stevenson, a hypnotherapist who practices therapy past life regression, sees angels everywhere.
"My life seems to teem with angelic connections. Their frequency is increasing. Have you noticed in your own life? The angels beckon us that they are among us - "whispers" in our ears, "steps" on the shoulder, breathing on your skin or changes in air pressure, "palpitations" while deep down inside, lightning of light and color - all these soft signs asking us to pay more attention to their presence. Think about it - have you paid attention, listened, answered? I know I did. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., in his new book "Angel Therapy", said that this increase in activity is directly related to approach the new millennium.
Dr. Virtue refers to the increased activity of intellectuals millennaristes new age whose presence increases, which increases the power and whose deep beats continue to slap the reason for the small light in the night is becoming weaker.