Aromatherapy Ylang – Ylang.

Cananga odorata   Ylang ylang is basically a tropical tree indigenous to Asia, especially Indonesia. The blossoms of this tree are used to prepare an essential oil that is widely used in manufacturing perfumes as well as in aromatherapy. The ylang-ylang essential oil is extracted by steam distilling the highly fragrant flowers of the tree. Ylang-ylang … Continue reading Aromatherapy Ylang – Ylang.

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Nurturing Geranium and Rosehip Facial Cream.

Nurturing Geranium and Rosehip Facial Cream This delicate cream features rosy scented, balancing geranium essential oil and sheer rosehip seed oil to create a nurturing cream that also serves as a natural makeup remover. Ingredients 1/2 ounce beeswax 3 ounces jojoba oil 1-ounce rosehip oil 3 ounces distilled water 36 drops geranium essential oil 30 drops carrot seed oil 30 drops lavender … Continue reading Nurturing Geranium and Rosehip Facial Cream.

Good Night Beauty Regime.

A good night's sleep is an essential part of your beauty regimen and does more for your good looks than the best balm or treatment. While you sleep, blood continuously replenishes your skin, giving it a rosy glow. A well-rested complexion is also less prone to breakouts. Of course, night time is also the right … Continue reading Good Night Beauty Regime.

Bath Cookies; Cinnamon Oatmeal Milk Bath; A Scented Bath Powder..

Bath Cookies If you like experimenting with recipes in the kitchen, you'll get a real kick out of making these "cookies" for the tub. Bakers will recognize the steps in dough-making, rolling, and baking, but there's a twist! Make one batch for yourself and another for friends. 2 cups fine sea salt 1/2 cup cornstarch, … Continue reading Bath Cookies; Cinnamon Oatmeal Milk Bath; A Scented Bath Powder..

Honeysuckle – August Flower of the Month.

Lonicera japonica Family: Adoxaceae, syn. Caprifoliaceae This lovely, cascading, woody vine, with its divine scent, is often planted as a landscape attraction. It dazzles the eye with its gorgeous blooms in warm weather and retreats to a pleasant but unremarkable placeholder at other times of the year. Its name refers to the fact that fairies … Continue reading Honeysuckle – August Flower of the Month.

Gypsy Herbal Astringent Lotion.

This wonderful herbal astringent lotion has been hailed as the first herbal product ever produced and marketed. Legend has it that the early Gypsies formulated it and claimed it to be a cure-all. Whether or not it is I hardly know, but I do know that it is an excellent astringent for the face and … Continue reading Gypsy Herbal Astringent Lotion.

CHAKRA HEALING ESSENTIAL OILS.

Just as color, sound and stones have a certain resonance with the Chakras, so do different plants. Essential oils are the fragrant distilled essence of plants, and can be used to help balance the chakras. Use the fragrances which are the most appealing and pleasing to you, and it is recommended to blend the pure … Continue reading CHAKRA HEALING ESSENTIAL OILS.

Aromatherapy Peppermint.

Menta Piperita Peppermint (botanical name Menta Piperita) is basically a hybrid plant - a cross between the spearmint and watermint. Although the herb is native to Europe, presently it is grown across the globe. This perennial herb possesses numerous therapeutic properties that were identified and used by the Indians, Egyptians and Chinese since the ancient times. In … Continue reading Aromatherapy Peppermint.

A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil

Superbugs like methicillin - resistant Staphylococcus aureus {MRSA} are on the rise and, unfortunately, are becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat them. When faced with a microbial infection, using natural antibacterial agents may not only be more effective but also safe and risk-free. Apart from using spices like garlic, I recommend you try essential … Continue reading A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil

Lemongrass Oil.

You may have tasted the refreshingly mild flavor of lemongrass, a herb that's commonly added to foods and beverages. But have you ever tried using lemongrass oil, an all-around herbal oil with many health benefits? Keep on reading to discover more about lemongrass oil. What Is Lemongrass Oil? Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is a tall perennial plant … Continue reading Lemongrass Oil.