Tired of looking tired? dry air and not enough sleep?
A swipe of moisturizer every day and night is a must for combating dryness, but it’s not always the cure-all. Drinking a daily cup of coconut water helps clear toxins in the body that can lessen skin’s radiance.
Treat your face to this healing mask once a week.
what you’ll need
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp coconut water
optional- 1 tablet of vitamin E
Combine the ingredients in a bowl, then apply to your face and neck using your fingers. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.
Get in the mood for love!
For help firing up a flagging libido, consider these all-natural aphrodisiacs-
These red-hot wonders are bursting with capsaicin, a chemical that helps speed up blood flow and spur an endorphin release similar to what the body experiences when aroused.What to do: Chili peppers can kick up your sex drive right away, so include jalapeno, cayenne, or habanero peppers whenever you need to heat things up.
Cocoa contains antioxidants shown to increase levels of nitric oxide, a chemical compound thought to promote sexual function in both men and women.
What to do: Each day, eat about an ounce of dark chocolate with at least 60 percent cocoa content. The sweet stuff may also lower your blood pressure and keep inflammation in check.
contain zinc, the ultimate sex mineral. Studies show that women with a greater sex drive have higher levels of testosterone. To increase your testosterone, add zinc to your diet. Zinc blocks the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. A quarter-cup serving of pumpkin seeds may do the trick.
Considered one of the best libido-boosting foods since it’s rich in folate. A naturally occurring form of folic acid, folate regulates the production of histamine – the chemical that is released during an orgasm.
A powerful and multipurpose herb, dilates your blood vessels. Without the free passage of blood cells to the sex organs, sexual sensation decreases.
Pear Water- a great tip for coughing!
Pears are a stellar way to prevent colds and coughs from happening during fall and winter seasons. Known as a super fruit in some regions of the world, the pear holds precious cooling compounds to energize the lungs, keeping the area moist and free of bacteria. The pear has ways to excrete phlegm as well. The fruit is packed with potent nutrients and can help prevent chronic ailments.
The best way to help with coughing is to drink pear water:
Cut an organic peeled pear into pieces and place in a small pot
Add water and cook for 20-30 minutes
Babies from 6 months can drink the pear water and eat the soft pear pieces
IT REALLY HELPS !!!
Super food Smoothie!
Here is a list of super foods that are used in this great energy smoothie that is full of nutrients:
Cocoa beans / powder
Cocoa beans are the number one source of magnesium and they contain many other minerals like iron, calcium, zinc and chromium. Raw cocoa (not heated above 48 ° C) has high levels of antioxidants, much more than red wine and green tea. Cacao is also great for the heart and brain, is a natural laxative and hormonal balance. In general, cocoa beans give us amazing energy and make us feel happy (by raising serotonin levels) and relaxed.
How to Use: 1-2 teaspoons in smoothie, cereal, granola, salad, or eat with a little honey / maple syrup/ dates or just like that.
Very rich in Omega 3 fatty acids (6 times more than salmon) and full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. also contain a lot of calcium (higher than milk) and protein.
How to Use: 1-2 teaspoons in smoothie, porridge, yogurt or in salad.
This is the number one herb in Chinese medicine for 6000 years. They are a great source of vegetable protein. They contain 18 amino acids, over 20 different minerals, vitamins (including vitamin C), beta carotene and antioxidants. They stimulate the body to produce growth hormone (HGH), so they also slow the aging process.
How to use: one tablespoon in smoothie, porridge, yogurt, granola, desserts and salads, or eat together with some nuts or chocolate beans as a healthy snack.
The hemp seed is very rich in protein (33%), contains eight essential amino acids. It is also rich in chlorophyll, essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron and zinc.
Hemp comes as a whole or peeled seeds,powder milk or oil. It’s great for those who want to build muscle.
How to use: you can mix the powder in smoothie, juice or water. Use peeled seeds in smoothies, porridge, yogurt, granola, desserts and salads. Hemp oil is great in smoothies and salads. It is recommended not to heat it and keep it refrigerated.
Sea weeds are among the richest foods in nutrients. They are full of minerals: calcium, iron, iodine, potassium and others, and may contain 10-20 minerals more than vegetables. They have large amounts of vitamins (some of them even have Vitamin B12, so they are great for vegetarians), protein and more.
Spirulina is a type of algae which is one of the richest foods in nutrients. They are concentrated source of protein (contains at least 65% protein). They are wonderful for blood purifying, has anti-inflammatory properties, strengthen the joints and rich in antioxidants.
Directions: Start at 1/4 teaspoon and gradually increased to 1-2 teaspoons a day, depending on your taste and digestion. Add to smoothies, soups, salads and energy bars.
More super foods you can add to the energy smoothie:
The flowers produce pollen that bees gather. It is a rich source of high quality protein, contains all essential amino acids that are great for our brain, as well as full of great minerals, vitamins and enzymes.You can buy fine bee pollen (ie not heated, not dried) at many health food shops. They are in the freezer, and should also be transported refrigerated to the store, hold them in the freezer.
How to Use: 1-2 teaspoons in smoothie, porridge, yogurt, granola, or in salad, or eat just like that.
Maca is a Peruvian root vegetable from the radish family. . It’s great for balancing the thyroid, for hormonal balance, increasing fertility, balancing the cycle, menopausal symptoms and more. It is known to improve memory and concentration, promotes emotional well-being and serves as an anti-depressant.
How to use: One teaspoon in smoothie, porridge, yogurt or mixed with water.
Super Food Energy Smoothie Recipe
The amounts are not accurate, and you can adapt it to your own taste:
* Green leaves vegetables, such as spinach, mint, celery leaves, parsley etc
* Fruits of the season, such as ripe banana, melon (you can also use few of the melon seeds), lychee (full of vitamin C) etc (The fruits provide energy and sweet taste)
* Chia seeds (about 1 tsp soaked in a little bit of water)
* Cocoa powder / beans
* Goji berries
* spirulina (about 1 tsp)
* Hemp seeds / powder
* Coconut oil (about 2 tbsp – good for the thyroid)
* A little bit of ice (optional)
Blend all the ingredients. You can decorate the top with chopped fruits or nuts – looks good, tastes good, and of course very healthy!
Autumn & Aromatherapy
As Autumn brings forth its cooler temperatures and richly colored falling leaves, it’s a perfect time to enjoy diffusing and blending with warming essential oils.
By their nature, spicy essential oils like Cinammon, Clove bud and Ginger are strong and quite warming. A little goes a long way with these oils. They shouldn’t be heavily diffused into a room as they can irritate the mucous membranes. It’s best to blend stronger spice oils into more gentle oils like Sweet Orange.
Spice essential oils can be quite strong. When I create a seasonal autumn essential oil diffuser blend, I typically start with a single essential oil that I particularly enjoy and then complement it by adding spice oils in low proportion.
Citrus oils, blend well with the spice oils.
Autumn Essential Oil Diffuser Blend Examples:
10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
4 drops Ginger Essential Oil
6 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
8 dropsSweet Orange Essential Oil
6 drops Lime Essential Oil
6 drops Sage Essential Oil
12 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
3 drops Cinammon Essential oil
3 drops Clove bud Essential Oil
2 drops Nutmag Essential Oil
**When creating blends and topical products that you apply to your skin, remember that many of the spice oils can cause skin irritation and should be used as incredibly low dilutions, if at all.
Going Green ?….The 3 beauty products you should replace first
So you want to clean your beauty products but you’re feeling overwhelmed. That’s OK…. Just as a green lawn starts with a seed and the right conditions to grow, you can’t go 100% green in an instant. So, start small, and start by replacing three regularly used products for a healthier and greener you.
behind this simple word hide 200 chemical products that are unabashedly unlisted. Some problems cause by these chemical products are: headaches, dizziness, hyper-pigmentation, violent cough, vomiting and skin irritation. Synthetic fragrances are made to mimic the scents of vanilla, wild flowers or spice … but they often aren’t made from the real thing.
Plus, fragrance is something you put on almost everyday — and for some people, multiple times and in multiple places on their body. these products aren’t legally required to list ingredients so companies can protect trade secrets, access to an ingredients list isn’t even an option.
2) Face Creams:
Face lotion is rubbed into the skin, and remains on the skin for the longest, giving chemicals maximum time and opportunity to be absorbed into the skin.
The list of chemicals and bad ingredients is countless, things like: Parabens that uses as a preservative to longer shelf life. It forms an oily layer on the skin and traps moisture under the skin thus preventing the skin from breathing. At the same time, it stops toxins and wastes from escaping. Causes testicular tumors in the fetus prevent absorption of vitamin A from the intestines, Propylene glycol and lanolin are also used for the same purpose. Propylene glycol is a recognized neurotoxin and is known to cause contact dermatitis at very low concentrations. Lanolin is an animal product that can be contaminated with pesticides. It may also cause allergies….and more and more
My seggestion : Natural Day &Night Face Cream
The most active and effective ingredient in non-green deodorants is aluminum.
theres a link between aluminum and breast cancer. Its use in deordorants blocks the pores of the skin preventing toxins from being excreted. The toxins then go to the closest fat reserve: the breasts.Heavy concentrations may be linked to Alzheimer’s dementia.
My seggestion: Natural Deodorant
Heavy Metal Detox Juice Recipe
Almost all of us have been exposed to toxic levels of heavy metals that over time can accumulate in your body and cause health issues and symptoms.
One of the best, easiest and by far the most delicious way of helping your body detoxify heavy metals is to eat a lot of cilantro.
Cilantro is an incredible herb that is usually adored or detested for its taste.
this healing juice recipe is for you to enjoy as you detoxify too!
- 2 cups pineapple
- 2 apples
- 1 lemon (peeled if not organic)
- 2 cucumbers
- 6 stalks celery or 1 small head of celery
- 1 head of romaine
- 1 small bunch cilantro (start with less, taste and add more)
- 1 small bunch mint
- 3 stalks chard or kale
Run each ingredient through a juicer one at a time. Stir well and serve.
Ways to Prepare Kale
Kale, the green leaf super food can be made in few ways: (without talking about the green juice
- Kale Chips – This simple preparation of kale will have you begging for more. A crispy salty treat that is better than popcorn or potato chips.
- With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
- Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.
- kale pesto– More flavorful than basil pesto, this is a great addition to pizza, pasta, or in an omelet
- ¼- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 ½ -2 teaspoons salt
- ½ pound lacinato kale, stems removed, coarsely chopped (1 medium bunch should do)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ tsp old bay seasoning
- ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Toast chopped walnuts in a dry, heavy skillet (such as cast iron) over high heat, stirring constantly until they start to brown and become fragrant. Alternatively, place on a baking sheet and toast at 325 degrees. Keep an eye on nuts – they burn quickly and will get bitter!
- Bring about two quarts of water to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of the salt, then add kale. Cook, uncovered, until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from pot and drain.
- In a blender or food processor, add garlic, walnuts and drained kale and whiz until well combined. Pour in oil in a steady stream, and pulse until combined. Add ½ teaspoon salt and Old Bay Seasoning, pulse, then taste. Add remaining ½ teaspoon of salt if necessary.
- Spoon pesto into a bowl and stir in cheese and pepper.
3 Sauteed Kale-For a hearty side dish, this is a classic preparation. I saute onions and garlic before I add the kale, and add a couple dashes of hot sauce for an added kick.
- Kale quiche -You can substitute any spinach quiche with kale and it offers the same great taste with the added health benefits.
5. Kale Soup- Just add kale to any vegetables soup!
Hands Sugar Peeling & softening
1/4 cup cane sugar mix with Almonds/macademia/ Avocado oil
Apply the paste on your hands like you rub hand cream for a minute
wash your hands with warm water and by dry gently.
Its a summer hit!
It simple, cheap and easy way to get your vitamins in a delicious and hydrating way.
Benefits of making your own vitamin water:
- To encourage you and your family to stay hydrated.
- - To benefit from the vitamins and minerals that are water soluble and therefore can be found in your water (Vitamin C, potassium, etc.).
- - To give taste to the water and try to avoid using chemicals .
- - To make it look better and therefore more appealing to adults and children .
- - To benefit from the direct consumption of fruit and the antioxidants found in them.
- - To reduce consumption of sugary drinks such as soft drinks or fruit juices.
- 1) The granite : Strawberry/Lime
- Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
2) The antiOX : Blackberry/Sage
Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
3) WATERmelon : watermelon/Rosemary
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
4) The exotic : Pineapple/Mint
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
5) The traditional : Appel/cinnamon
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.