Sublime Beauty Naturals®

Make Healthy Choices, Respect Your Body, Love Nature!

Posts

Byadmin

17 Great Ways to Use Peppermint Oil Around the House

 

 

 

Peppermint is one essential oil you probably don’t have at home, but should! As one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, peppermint is great to have on hand to remedy a variety of aliments, but that’s not all! Peppermint oil has tons of unexpected benefits you’ll be glad you know about.

 

 

  • Clean surfaces: Peppermint oil is full of natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. Just mix some of the oil with water and vinegar to create an all-purpose house cleaner and get scrubbing!

  • Fight hunger: Smelling the scent of peppermint will make you feel fuller faster and help curb your appetite!

  • Odor control: A few drops of peppermint oil at the bottom of your kitchen or bathroom garbage will mask smelly odors.

  • Toothache: Gargling just one drop of peppermint oil with water will give you toothache relief (don’t swallow)!images

  • Stop the itch: Applying a few drops of peppermint oil will stop the itching from bug bites, hives, or poison ivy.

  • Alertness: A few drops of peppermint oil under your nose will keep you alert throughout the day.

  • Ticks: Soaking a cotton ball in peppermint oil will free a tick from its tight latch on your skin.

  • Toothbrush: A drop of peppermint oil on your toothpaste will give you minty-fresh breath, and it will help disinfect your toothbrush.

  • Indigestion/Constipation: Massaging the oil into your lower abdomen will relieve indigestion pain and get things moving again. Put a few drops into a massage oil or cream.

  • Chest cold: Put a few drops of peppermint oil into an organic oil or cream, then rub on your chest to help break up mucus and open up your airways.

    Hiccups: Applying peppermint oil to both sides of the vertebrae on your neck could help you get rid of the hiccups.

  • Motion sickness/Nausea: Massaging a few drops of peppermint oil into your wrists and abdomen will help combat your nausea. (Do a patch test first if applying the oil undiluted. We recommend diluting it in your favorite oil or cream, though.)

  • Sore feet: A peppermint oil foot bath will give your aching feet some much-needed relief.

  • Headache: Rubbing a few drops of peppermint oil into your temples and the back of your neck will help subdue your headache pressure – or put a few drops in water, swish a washcloth in the water, wring it out – and you have a compress for your head.

    Housewife woman in a couch with headache

  • Plant maintenance: Spray peppermint oil mixed with water to kill the aphids on your plants.

  • Keep bugs and rodents away: Mixing 10 to 15 drops of peppermint oil with water creates a homemade bug repellent. Spray any cracks where bugs can get into your home, and it will keep them out. Placing soaked tea bags into corners and holes also works great to keep pesky mice and raccoons out of your home.

  • Shampoo: Adding peppermint oil to your shampoo will help stimulate your scalp and help get rid of dandruff

 

Pick Up Your Bottle Now!

Byadmin

Fitness Tip: How to Pick the Right Yoga Style for You

YOGA IS A WONDERFUL THING TO DO FOR BODY AND SOUL. IT WORKS FOR MOST AGES AND STAGES OF FITNESS, TOO.

 

Yoga’s physical benefits include increased flexibility, balance and muscle tone, to name a few. The practice also enhances mental health by offering a rare escape from multitasking and a great way for people of all ages to practice letting go of stress.

tumblr_inline_mud2th9iF71rk0sm4

Yoga can work for anyone, but there are various styles of Yoga to pick from. Choose the one that’s best for you.

 

Vinyasa

What it is: Vinyasa Yoga is characterized by fluid movements and frequent switching between different poses, which raises the heart rate. It makes for a great hour of cardio.

Who it’s for: Good for those who don’t like doing the same poses every week, since vinyasa teachers generally change the routine for each class.

Hatha

What it is: Hatha is a general term for yoga that focuses on physical poses as a way toward self-realization. A hatha class is likely to be traditional, gentle (depending on the teacher), and often incorporates focused-breathing exercises and meditation.

Who it’s for: Great for those who want to experience yoga’s mental benefits.

how-to-keep-fit-when-youre-short-on-time

Ashtanga

What it is: One of the most demanding types of yoga, ashtanga incorporates fast-paced cardio with strength training. Unlike vinyasa, ashtanga yoga uses a set sequence of poses and is usually more vigorous.

Who it’s for: Ideal for people who like sticking to a routine and for those who want a more physically intensive yoga class.

 

Power Vinyasa

What it is: Power vinyasa yoga arose from ashtanga yoga but is physically more taxing and does not have a set sequence of poses.

Who it’s for: Perfect for people who don’t like practicing the same poses every class, but still want a heart-pumping yoga class.

Iyengar

What it is: Iyengar yoga, established in the 1970s by B.K.S. Iyengar, emphasizes perfect alignment, using props, such as blocks, belts and blankets.

Who it’s for: Anyone with an injury or chronic condition will benefit from this yoga, which is often recommended as healing therapy.

Bikram

What it is: Bikram yoga is a form of hot yoga, created by Bikram Chowdhury, which consists of a never-changing, 26-pose sequence in saunalike rooms with temperatures that can reach 105 degrees and up to 40 percent humidity.

Who it’s for: Beneficial for beginners and for those who wish to detoxify and lose weight. As with all forms of hot yoga, Bikram should be practiced carefully to prevent dehydration.

 

Byadmin

Zen Box for Your Wellness; Take it For a Test Drive!

Our Subscription Box, ZEN BOX, Delivers New Full-Size Essential Oils to Your Door Every Month!

zen box subscription

ZEN BOX launched in February 2016. The first box includes Frankincense, Lavender and Zen Immune Boost.  Each month, 3 new oils are includes and four times yearly, bonus items are added!  Plus Zen Box offers surprises along the way.

If you want to take ZEN BOX for a test drive and make a one-time purchase of Box #1, we have made some extra boxes available for you!  Just click through here to purchase on our subscription site ZenOilBox.

 

 

3 Essential Oils Per Month + Bonuses-1

Want to know more about ZEN BOX and Essential Oils first?  Read our content and FAQ site here!

Love Essential Oils and ready to start a monthly subscription right away?  Great! Get a 20% Off Discount for the Next Year – SUBBOX20ZEN –  and click through here to use the code.

 

Byadmin

Essential Oils Support the Immune System

ESSENTIAL OILS ARE NATURALLY DERIVED FROM PLANTS, RICH IN HEALING NUTRIENTS.

Essential Oils are used in so many ways:  Topically and by Inhaling (Aromatherapy), Mixed in Creams, Soaps and Body Products. Bolstering wellness is the top reason many use Essential Oils!

 

 

Essential Oils have a healing effect on the body no matter how they are used (that is, topically on the skin or in aromatherapy). They trigger a healing effect or reaction in the brain and body systems, and can help strengthen the immune system.

 

Mix of lavender flowers and cosmeticOne effective way of using essential oils for the immune system is to diffuse them in the air. According to research, diffusing specific essential oils in the air kills airborne microorganisms.

In a French study, 210 different microbes were colonized, and in 30 minutes of diffusing the air with essential oils, only four colonies were left! You can diffuse essential oils in the air by using a few drops – 10 to 15 – in a regular diffuser with some water.

 

Our ZEN IMMUNE BOOST Blend of Essential Oils was chosen carefully, and includes Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Oregano, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Rosemary. Each oil functions carefully to helping the body, lymphatic system and immune system!

Spa stones.

Below are just a few of the therapeutic effects possible with certain essential oils:

 

Rose and Lavender Oils help in treating insomnia. Use them on the spine by rubbing them up and down a few times before going to bed – but ONLY mixed in a carrier oil.

 

Peppermint acts as a good reliever for vomiting, nausea, fever and indigestion.  Use this method by inhaling from the bottle or using a diffuser.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Herbs

Ylang Ylang helps in reducing blood pressure and hypertension. Bergamot is considered to be effective against, sore throat, cold sores, insect bites, and thrush.

 

Clove is an essential oil in which no fungi, virus or bacteria can live. It is regularly used in European hospitals.

 

Dill, coriander, and bitter fennel all act as an aid against diabetes, and are even known to get the diabetics off their insulin.

 

We Simply Love the Power of Essential Oils!

 

We introduce three wonderful Essential Oil Blends – with many more to come!  The focus is on our first three ZEN BLENDS is to build a strong immune system; helping to reduce stress or pain; and reduce congestion of cold or flue naturally and holistically.

3 zen bottles stress immune and congestion

Our oil blends can be used topically, diffused or inhaled directly from the bottle!  They include pure, natural oils (some organic) with organic carrier oils.

 

Found on our webstore with free standard shipping

and on Amazon

 

Byadmin

Dry Skin Brushing: We LOVE It!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Dry Skin Brushing.

It is such a healthy practice that has actually been practiced through the ages!  See the infographic below from Dr. Axe about Dry Brushing.

Sublime Beauty 2

Our Popular and Fab Brush is found here on Amazon or on our Webstore. I am holding the brush below!

thumbnail for sublimeshop homepage with Skin Brush

Warmly, Kathy Heshelow
Sublime Beauty Naturals Founder

Byadmin

6 FABULOUS BENEFITS OF SESAME OIL FOR THE BEAUTY OF YOUR SKIN AND HAIR

timthumb

 

 

 

 

Sesame seeds come from the Sesame plant, which is grown in Africa and some parts of India.

One of the oldest oilseed crops known to man, sesame seeds have one of the highest yields of oil of all of the oilseeds; the seeds are used extensively in cooking all around the world.

Sesame seed oil is full of ingredients that can provide many different health benefits and it can also be used in many ways, as a part of your beauty regime, having benefits for hair, skin and anti-aging properties.

Here are six of the beauty uses of sesame oil:

 

 

 

 

1. SUPPORTS HAIR HEALTH

woman portret

 

Using sesame seed oil as a hot oil treatment for your hair is known to help the growth of thick and shiny hair. Massage some warm sesame seed oil into your hair and scalp (make sure that the oil isn’t too hot) and the essential fatty acids, such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 will nourish your hair and encourage new growth.  Sesame conditions hair and prevents split ends.

 

 

2. RICH IN VITAMIN E, SESAME OIL HAS ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES FOR SKIN

Sack of sesame seeds and glass bottle of oil on mat

Benefits of sesame oil are very numerous. Sesame seed oil is a great source of vitamin E, the antioxidant used in many commercially available anti-ageing creams. The vitamin E helps to fight the effects of free radicals, which are the main cause of premature ageing of the skin.

3. CAN REMOVE SKIN INFLAMMATION OR BLEMISHES

 

Sesame seed oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, so it can be used as a treatment for skin conditions. Apply sesame oil before you go to bed at night and wash it off in the morning, and it will not only nourish and moisturize your skin, but also help fight blemishes and keep your skin clear and fresh looking.

 

 

4. IMPROVES SKIN ELASTICITY AND QUALITY

Spa Woman. Beautiful Girl Touching Her Face. Perfect Skin. Skincare. Young Skin

 

Another one of great benefits of sesame oil is that the oil is slightly thicker, than most other natural oils, which makes it ideal for all over body massaging and skin conditioning. Sesame seed oil is widely used in India, where it is said that a daily massage with the oil removes the toxins and pollution from the skin, provides a deep down moisturising effect and improves elasticity of the skin.

 

 

5. SPEEDS UP HEALING PROCESS, HELPS REDUCE SCARS

 

 

The vitamin E content and the antibacterial properties of sesame seed oil make it a good treatment for cuts and wounds. It promotes faster healing and it also reduces the appearance of scars on the skin.

 

 

6. TREATMENT FOR CRACKED HEELS AND ULTRA-DRY SKIN

two pairs of feet of children lying on the bed

 

Next one of the amazing benefits of sesame oil is that the oil can help soothe and heal cracked heels and dry hands. Apply the oil to your feet and hands, and massage it in before going to bed and then, leave the oil on, with a pair of socks and cosy gloves on to keep the oil off the bed sheets and the oil will penetrate deep into the skin to bring quick relief to dry and cracked skin, making it softer, smoother and younger.

 

There are also many health benefits of sesame oil that we didn’t include in this article, this is why people love cooking with sesame oil, but this is another topic…

 

 

Byadmin

12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health

5697f97e06169.image

 

 

 

 

Yoga enthusiasts link the practice to a long list of health benefits, including greater flexibility and range of motion, stronger muscles, better posture and balance, reduced emotional and physical stress, and increased self-awareness and self-esteem.

 

 

But definitively proving these benefits is challenging, requiring years of costly research. A pharmaceutical company is unlikely to fund a study that doesn’t involve a drug, and in any event, the research requires a large group of volunteers tracked over a very long time.

 

 

The subjects must provide health measurements at the outset, learn the proper poses, continue to do them regularly for years and be regularly evaluated.

 

No one knows these challenges better than Dr. Loren M. Fishman, a physiatrist at Columbia University who specializes in rehabilitative medicine. For years, he has been gathering evidence on yoga and bone health, hoping to determine whether yoga might be an effective therapy for osteoporosis.

 

 

The idea is not widely accepted in the medical community, but then, researchers know comparatively little about complementary medicine in general. So in 2005, Dr. Fishman began a small pilot study of yoga moves that turned up some encouraging results. Eleven practitioners had increased bone density in their spine and hips, he reported in 2009, compared with seven controls who did not practice yoga.

Yoga on beach barefoot

 

Knowing that more than 700,000 spinal fractures and more than 300,000 hip fractures occur annually in the United States, Dr. Fishman hoped that similar findings from a much larger study might convince doctors that this low-cost and less dangerous alternative to bone-loss drugs is worth pursuing.

 

 

Those medications can produce adverse side effects like gastrointestinal distress and fractures of the femur.

Indeed, a recent study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging found that among 126,188 women found to have osteoporosis, all of whom had Medicare Part D drug coverage, only 28 percent started bone drug therapy within a year of diagnosis.

download (7)

 

Many of those who avoided drugs were trying to avoid gastrointestinal problems.

 

 

On the other hand, yoga’s “side effects,” Dr. Fishman and colleagues wrote recently, “include better posture, improved balance, enhanced coordination, greater range of motion, higher strength, reduced levels of anxiety and better gait.”

Weight-bearing activity is often recommended to patients with bone loss, and Dr. Fishman argues that certain yoga positions fit the bill.

 

 

“Yoga puts more pressure on bone than gravity does,” he said in an interview. “By opposing one group of muscles against another, it stimulates osteocytes, the bone-making cells.”

Most experts argue that it’s difficult, perhaps impossible, for adults to gain significant bone mass. Undeterred, Dr. Fishman invested a chunk of his own money and with three collaborators — Yi-Hsueh Lu of The Rockefeller University, Bernard Rosner of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dr. Gregory Chang of New York University — solicited volunteers worldwide via the Internet for a follow-up to his small pilot study.

 

women doing stretching exercise

Of the 741 people who joined his experiment from 2005 to 2015, 227 (202 of them women) followed through with doing the 12 assigned yoga poses daily or at least every other day. The average age of the 227 participants upon joining the study was 68, and 83 percent had osteoporosis or its precursor, osteopenia.

 

 

The 12 poses, by their English names, were tree, triangle, warrior II, side-angle, twisted triangle, locust, bridge, supine hand-to-foot I, supine hand-to-foot II, straight-legged twist, bent-knee twist and corpse pose. Each pose was held for 30 seconds. The daily regimen, once learned, took 12 minutes to complete.

 

 

The researchers collected data at the start of the study on the participants’ bone density measurements, blood and urine chemistry and X-rays of their spines and hips. They were each given a DVD of the 12 yoga poses used in the pilot study and an online program in which to record what they did and how often.

 

 

A decade after the start of the study, bone density measurements were again taken and emailed to the researchers; many participants also had repeat X-rays done. The findings, as reported last month in Topics of Geriatric Rehabilitation, showed improved bone density in the spine and femur of the 227 participants who were moderately or fully compliant with the assigned yoga exercises.

 

 

Improvements were seen in bone density in the hip as well, but they were not statistically significant.

Fitness-yoga-viparita-karini-THS

 

Before the study, the participants had had 109 fractures, reported by them or found on X-rays.

 

 

At the time the study was submitted for publication, “with more than 90,000 hours of yoga practiced largely by people with osteoporosis or osteopenia, there have been no reported or X-ray detected fractures or serious injuries of any kind related to the practice of yoga in any of the 741 participants,” Dr. Fishman and his colleagues wrote.

 

 

“Yoga looks like it’s safe, even for people who have suffered significant bone loss,” Dr. Fishman said in an interview.

 

 

Furthermore, a special study of bone quality done on 18 of the participants showed that they had “better internal support of their bones, which is not measured by a bone density scan but is important to resisting fractures,” Dr. Fishman said.

 

 

The study has many limitations, including the use of self-selected volunteers and the lack of a control group. But all told, the team concluded, the results may lend support to Dr. Fishman’s long-held belief that yoga can help reverse bone loss.

 

 

Even if bone density did not increase, improvements in posture and balance that can accrue from the practice of yoga can be protective, Dr. Fishman said.

Beautiful brunette lady in wheat field at sunset

 

“Spinal fractures can result from poor posture, and there’s no medication for that, but yoga is helpful,” he said.

 

 

In addition, “Yoga is good for range of motion, strength, coordination and reduced anxiety,” he said, “all of which contribute to the ability to stay upright and not fall. If you don’t fall, you greatly reduce your risk of a serious fracture.”

 

 

Byadmin

ZEN BOX LAUNCHES FEB 1ST

THE ZEN BOX IS NOW AVAILABLE!

ZEN BOX is a monthly subscription box of essential oils, delivered to your door!

zen box on white

Sign up before the 15th and you will get your box the same month. First month billing is immediate, but afterwards is always on the 30th.

download

We love the power of essential oils to balance wellness and to help heal specific issues.  We will include instructions, profile of the oils and how to use them by email each month. 3 Essential Oils (2 single oils and 1 blend) will be sent each month, and a 4th bonus item each quarter (January, April, July & October).

 

The first 200 to sign up in February get a free Zen Box Folder to keep all the valuable information!

zen box folders free to first 200

Refer 3 friends and get a free ZEN BOX the following month!

 

SUBSCRIBE HERE, OR LEARN MORE ON THE FULL CONTENT SITE HERE.

Byadmin

A Secret to Looking & Feeling Great

Here is a Secret to Looking & Feeling Great, and You Will Never Guess What it is!

 

Oil Pulling!   Oil Pulling???

SECRET TO LOOKING GREAT detox 1-2-3 What is Oil Pulling and why should it make me look and feel great, you ask?

 

1) Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic secret. You swish Sesame (or Coconut) Oil in your mouth, which draws out bacteria, fungi, viruses and other critters.

 

2) It works because all of those critters have a lipid or oily skin, and OIL ATTRACTS OIL!  The critters rush to adhere to the oil.

 

3) Taking the bacteria and toxins OUT means your LYMPHATIC SYSTEM won’t have to deal with them (which helps you feel better);  you lower your risk of disease in your body (which helps you feel and be better); your teeth become whiter and smoother, your plaque diminishes, your breathe is fresher, your gums are healthier.  You feel prettier, more vibrant because you are!

 

4) There is a distinct and medically known link between your oral health and your overall health.  Take a look at this infographic for just a few details!

 

Oil Pulling Infographic diseases

So what are you waiting for?  Try our USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC SESAME OIL designed just for Oil Pulling now, available on Amazon.

And when ready, here is the HOW TO OIL PULL Guidelines!

Byadmin

Top 9 Essential Oils to Have at Home!

ESSENTIAL OILS ARE MULTI-TASKING TREASURES FOR WELLNESS AND HOME REMEDIES! WE EXPLORE A “TOP 9” LIST TO HAVE IN YOUR HOME.

 

 

Oil.

 

 

The range of benefits from this “top 9 list”, from health care to home and garden maintenance, is plentiful! Now, let’s be safe, and do take a look at our safety warnings (at our ZEN BOX site) before you would use any Essential Oils.

Let’s begin the “top 9 list”!

 

 

1. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, aka Lavandula officinalis)
If you only plan to have one essential oil in the house, make it this one. Lavender has been used for medicinal and home care purposes for thousands of years, and is one of the most versatile EOs you can get. When it comes to therapeutic uses, lavender can be applied topically (with a carrier oil) to alleviate:

 

  • Skin rashes

  • Acne

  • Insect bites

  • Minor burns

  • It’s also an effective disinfectant for cuts and scrapes.

 

 

A few drops of lavender oil in a bath can help to soothe frayed nerves and help you get a good night’s sleep, and rubbing the oil into your temples and forehead can relieve headaches. Add a drop or two to a paste of baking soda and water for an effective underarm deodorant, and those same few drops can help to alleviate sinus issues and respiratory infections when added to a steam inhale.

In the home, sachets of dried lavender with some extra oils dribbled in can keep moths away (just tuck the sachets into your closet or chest of drawers), and adding a few drops to your laundry’s rinse cycle can eliminate odors from stinky socks and sweaty gym clothes. Add lavender oil to the water you use to wash the floor to freshen up your living space, and a drop or two placed inside fresh toilet paper rolls will release their scent whenever someone tugs a few sheets free.

 

 

2. Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

This is a most beneficial and useful essential oils to have on hand, and with good cause: it’s often been called “a medicine cabinet in a bottle,” as it can be used to treat almost any common ailment. Although you’d never consume tea tree oil, you can use it topically (mixed with a carrier oil) to treat the following:

 

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Dermatitis/eczema

  • Acne

  • Cold sores

  • Nail fungus

  • Warts

  • Insect bites

You can add a few drops of it to unscented shampoo to alleviate dandruff and psoriasis, and a few more drops in that same shampoo will treat head lice as well.

Essential Oil Bottle.Tea Tree Essence for Aromatherapy

For use around the home, you can add a teaspoon of tea tree oil to the water in a misting bottle to create a disinfectant spray for counter tops, door handles, etc., and a few drops of undiluted oil around your pet’s bed basket will keep fleas at bay.

 

 

3. Lemon (Citrus limonum)

 Lemons

This is an amazing essential oils for home use (especially cleaning), as it has more applications than most other oils will ever dream of. A few drops of lemon EO added to olive oil makes a gorgeous furniture polish, and we add the EO to dish detergent, homemade laundry soap, floor cleaners, and spray cleaners. You can add a drop or two to a mixture of coarse salt and baking soda and then use that as an antibacterial scour for wooden cutting boards and butcher blocks.

 

Lemon essential oil also has therapeutic uses:

 

A few drops added to shampoo can alleviate dandruff.

Lemon oil added to a bath or diffuser can alleviate anxiety.

 

Blended with aloe gel, it acts as an anti-microbial hand sanitizer.

One thing to keep in mind is that lemon essential oil can make your skin photosensitive, so don’t slather it on and then go sunbathing or to a tanning bed: wait 12 hours or better yet, a day, before exposing lemon-daubed skin to sunshine.

 

 

4. Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Many may realize that peppermint tea can alleviate nausea or an upset stomach. Peppermint essential oil can be massagee on your abdomen (mixed with a carrier oil) to relieve stomach cramps and queasiness.  Peppermint is one of the most ancient of EO remedies, and can help with tension, inflammation and pain (it also lifts the spirit – diffuse some when you need a lift!)

Essential mint oil

If you or your pet has a tick attached your skin, a drop or two of pure, undiluted peppermint EO on the tick could draw the insect out and make it release it’s hold. Blended with pine and eucalyptus and added to a carrier oil, peppermint is great for applying to the chest and throat to calm coughing fits and help relieve bronchial congestion, and a drop or two added to cool water can make a great foot soak to soothe tired, overheated feet.

 

Around the home, you can spray diluted peppermint oil into stinky shoes and boots to eliminate odors, and add a teaspoon of the EO to floor-washing water to add fresh scent, as well as antibacterial properties. Placing a few drops of peppermint oil around cracks in walls will also deter rodents and spiders: they can’t stand the scent of it!

 

 

5. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Hailing from Australia, this essential oil can be recognized easily by scent.

Breathe.

As mentioned above, eucalyptus EO is great for alleviating chest congestion (either blended with other oils or alone), and a salve made with it can also ease coughing or tightness of the throat and chest. That same salve could help to alleviate the pain of fibromyalgia if rubbed into the affected area a few times a day (you may want to check with a doctor). A few drops added to a compress and placed on skin affected by shingles can ease the pain associated with that condition, and may speed the healing process.

 

Eucalyptus’ disinfectant properties make it ideal to use in a spray for your kitchen and bathroom, or diffuse the oil in your bathroom to eliminate germs and odors.

 

 

6. Clove Bud (Eugenia cayrophyllus)

Clove oil has been used for dental issues for centuries, and is one of the best treatments available for toothaches, gum disease, cold sores, and canker sores. However, it should ALWAYS be diluted first (as it’s very strong), ALWAYS use a tiny bit at first when dealing with the mouth, and it shouldn’t be used by those with super-sensitive skin.  (Be sure to do a test patch on your skin first.)

clove bud essential oil open bottle

You can also use the diluted clove bud essential oil for:

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Prickly heat rash

  • Wounds and cuts

  • Fungal infections

  • Insect bites or stings

  • Bruises

  • Ear aches (poured on a cotton swab and tucked just inside the ear canal)

  • For home use, diffuse the oil in bedrooms to repel mosquitoes, and add a few drops to baking soda to sprinkle over carpets before vacuuming to get rid of fleas. You can also tuck cloves into an orange to make a pomander and hang that in a closet to repel moths, or in the kitchen to keep flies away.

 

 

7. Roman Chamomile (Arthemis nobilis)

2 essential oil bottles and flowersGentle and soothing, chamomile has been used as a calming herb since the Roman era, and a cup of chamomile tea can work wonders to quiet frayed nerves. Used topically, Roman chamomile essential oil can be used either diluted or in some cases neat (non-diluted if you do a skin test first – we prefer use with a carrier oil) for:

  • Boils

  • Dry skin

  •  Eczema

  • Dermatitis

  • Acne

  • Bee and wasp stings

  • Cuts

  • Bruises

  • You can also diffuse it to alleviate insomnia, stress and anxiety, depression, and irritability, especially when associated with PMS or menopause. Blend it with lavender.

  • Around the house, you can diffuse the oil to calm children who may be hyperactive or argumentative, and it can be dribbled near open doorways to repel mites and fleas (but don’t dribble it where people walk as it could become slippery!)

*** Just a note: people who are allergic to ragweed may have adverse reactions to chamomile as well.

 

 

8. Frankincense (Boswellia carterii or serrata)

Considering that oil of frankincense was found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb and later given to the baby Jesus at his birth, it’s safe to say that this fabulous substance has been valued for quite a while.

Zen concept

Topically, you can use this EO to improve the following issues:

  • Warts

  • Cuts and scrapes (it’s a great disinfectant)

  • Boils

  • Scar tissue

  • Cysts

  • Insect bites

This oil can be diffused to alleviate stress, and some people find that it helps to reduce migraine headache pain as well.

For home use, diffuse the oil to repel mosquitoes and flies. The scent may also help to alleviate stress, anxiety or panic attacks, depression, and insomnia. It improves oxygenation to the brain.

 

 

9. Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

With its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, and antiseptic properties, oregano essential oil is as great to use around the house as it is on the body. It should NEVER be used undiluted, however, and pregnant or nursing women should avoid using it.

937977f7-be30-4e2f-b663-178d96870c02

Oregano EO can aid with:

  • Fungal infections

  • Bruises

  • Sprains

  • Arthritis pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Tendonitis

  • Cysts

  • Warts

  • Candida

  • Shingles

  • Herpes

Diluted in water, it makes a fantastic anti-bacterial spray for counter tops and high-traffic areas in your house, and you can use the undiluted oil around your bed to repel bed bugs, mites, lice, and fleas. The undiluted oil can cause skin irritation, so wear gloves if you’re going to use it full strength for home cleaning purposes.

 

Before using any essential oils, please do your research on it to educate yourself thoroughly on their uses and possible toxicity (i.e. lemon essential oil should be kept away from cats), and employ common sense when using them.

Byadmin

Stretch Marks, Eczema and Problem Skin?

THERE’S A NEW OIL IN TOWN, AND IT TREATS SCARS, STRETCH MARKS AND ECZEMA!

Baobob Oil is the amazingly powerful oil that can help with these conditions, and more.

 

Eczema Dermatitis skin conditions Baobab Oil

 

Baobob Oil (ours is USDA Certified Organic) is stocked full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and more. It comes from the Baobob Tree, known as the “Tree of Life” in Africa.

 

The Baobob is an incredibly resilient and interesting tree (it lives up to an amazing 5,000 years) that can regenerate itself when stripped of bark – no other tree can do that.  The parts of the tree actually sustain whole communities and are treasured.

 

stretch marks for merge

Massage the oil into and around your scars, stretch marks or affected skin  at least twice daily. 

Improvement will be seen within a month – remember, new skin regenerates every 30-45 days. The oil helps regenerate new and fresh cells, boosts collagen production and is very healing.

 

Purchase Your Baobob Oil Today on Amazon!

or at our Webstore:

 


Byadmin

Naturally Whiter Teeth, Fresher Breath

We Always Seek Out the Natural, Non-Harsh Ways to Care for Your Body.  We Love This Technique for Whiter Teeth, Fresher Breath – and More!

It’s called Oil Pulling or Oil Swishing!

 

Each morning, swish an organic oil in and around your mouth, between your teeth, on the your gums and under your tongue.  All of the bacteria, viruses and other “baddies” in your mouth will adhere to the oil, because they have an oily skin themselves….

Oil attracts oil, and the bacteria rushes to join with the oil you are swishing.

 

Excess bacteria causes plaque on your teeth, bad breath, duller teeth, so by Oil Pulling each day, you will help improve your oral health, get whiter teeth and fresher breath.

 

But there is more!

 

You improve your overall health because you take bacteria OUT of your body before it can be absorbed, or overload your lymphatic system, or before it can settle in an organ or area of your body to try to cause harm.

 

Oil Pulling is actually an ancient Ayurvedic practice of wisdom, and now it is trendy and being discovered again.

 

You should try it!

Read more details at www.oil-pulling.com (plus HOW TO instructions) or take the plunge and buy the Certified Organic Sesame Oil now. Sesame is the traditionally used oil for Oil Pulling (some in the US use coconut oil).  The page below also has a link to Amazon for the oil!

 


Byadmin

Powerful Baobab Oil!

THE HEALING OIL! BAOBAB OIL IS A 100 % NATURAL SOLUTION FOR YOUR SKIN

HIGHLY EMOLLIENT

RICH IN VITAMIN A, B, C, D AND E

FOR DRY, DAMAGED SKIN AND HAIR.

 

c8885e90-a33d-0132-a2cf-0e6808eb79bf

With its regenerative powers Baobab oil may not be as widely known as jojoba oil or argan oil, but it has benefits just as sweet – and even more powerful.

Baobab oil comes from its tree in Africa (also found in Australia, and Madagascar off the coast of Africa).  It blooms once a year. Its spidery, root-like arms, also make it known as the ‘upside down tree,’ which grows up-to 100 feet and lives for over 1000 years.

Baobab oil has its story to tell – of beauty, health and nutrients, to benefit your hair, skin, and personal well being. While an ancient oil, Baobab is becoming more well known in the west now, and is competing with Argan oil.

 

 

Baobob Seeds Courtesy Jacky Wikipedia commonsw

Baobob Seeds Courtesy Jacky Wikipedia

According to the Organic Authority, it is said that Baobob oil can help improve skin’s elasticity, while healing and reversing damaged skin. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and F it is amazing in restoring skin complexion and acting as an anti-aging agent.

It can be used for all skin types as it is easily and completely absorbed into your skin, without clogging it, or making it look or feel greasy.

Baobab is known as a RESTORATIVE, HEALING OIL – it can heal scars, stretch marks and other skin issues.  It’s a fantastic MASSAGE OIL!

surgical scar can be aided with Baobob oil

According to sources it is also claimed that Baobab oil is one of the richest fruits in antioxidants in the world, and has high levels of Vitamin C. It prevents your hair and skin from looking dull and old by improving the skin’s defense system. Baobab oil has fatty acids to make your hair strong and shiny.  Your body feels full of health and wellness with Baobab!

 

You can use Baobab oil in raw form (we offer a USDA Certified bottle!) or add it in your skin care products to enjoy some DIY beauty care.

 

 

Oil Cleanse

 

cleansing_oil_final

Do you use oil to cleanse your skin? It is a wonderful solution and good for all skin types!

Since oil-dissolves-oil, Baobab makes an amazing product to naturally clean your skin from toxins and dirt. You can use it once a week or more often if your skin is used to oil cleansing.

In addition to using Baobab directly from the bottle, you can also make up your own DIY oil cleanser.

  • Baobab Oil – 1 part

  • Jojoba Oil – 1 part

  • Sea Buckthorn Oil – 5 drops

This oil cleanser is best used for face and neck. Gently massage it into your skin and rinse off with warm water.

 

Eye Cream

 

If you are suffering from puffy eyes, sagging skin or dryness around the eyes, you can use Baobab oil to make your own eye cream. Start with the following:

 

  • 5-thoi-quen-thong-thuong-giup-da-rang-ro-1

    Baobab oil – 6 teaspoons (You can also use 3 teaspoons Baobab oil with 3 teaspoons Jojoba oil for a less pricey option.)

  • Beeswax – 1 teaspoon

  • Geranium essential oil – 5 drops

  • Carrot seed oil – 5 drops

It is better to mix these ingredients in a blender. For best results, use the eye cream twice daily.

 

 

The rich nutty oil has a deep aroma, is a beautiful yellow color and very silky rich.

Our Baobab is USDA Certified and available now on Amazon

It is also available on our webstore with free standard shipping!

2 baobob oils and open glass with oil

 

Byadmin

How to Save Time and Money Getting Gorgeous Healthy Skin

WE ALL WANT HEALTHY
BEAUTIFUL SKIN…

AND MOST OF US ARE TIME-CHALLENGED AND CONFUSED BY SO MANY SKIN CARE CHOICES.

naturals power serum

SUBLIME NATURALS SOLVES THIS PROBLEM FOR YOU!

 

IT’S THE ZEN POWER SERUM, AN ALL-IN-ONE CERTIFIED ORGANIC SERUM WITH EVERYTHING YOUR SKIN NEEDS FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

VITAMIN C at 10%
HYALURONIC ACIDpinterest zen power serum
THE PEPTIDE MATRIXYL and Additional Peptides
COLLAGEN
VITAMIN E
COQ10
ALOE, CUCUMBER AND BLUE PASSION FLOWER
SHIITAKE AND MANNENTAKE MUSHROOMS
ALGAE EXTRACT

AND IT’S CERTIFIED ORGANIC – Meaning everything was raised clean and pure, no preservatives, GMOs, or other adverse ingredients that could be absorbed into your body.

TALK ABOUT ORGANIC!  Even the bottle and soy print on the label are “earth-friendly”

MANY OF US buy a Vitamin C serum, a Hyaluronic Serum, peptide serums and specialized serums that may include COQ10 or Mushrooms.

 power serum and sublime beauty

YOU SAVE TIME AND MONEY by having it ALL in ONE!

 

Take a Closer Look on our Webstore or on Amazon!