Chamomile essential oil
Camomile oil is extracted from the flowers of the Camomile plant, which is very popular as a flowering plant. There are two types of Camomile, the Roman Camomile, which is scientifically known as Anthemis Nobilis and the German Camomile, whose scientific name is Matricaria Chamomilla.
Health Benefits of Camomile Essential Oil
Antiseptic, Antibiotic, Disinfectant, Bactericidal & Vermifuge: Both varieties have very good antiseptic and antibiotic properties which do not let biotic infections develop, which are those infections due to biotic factors such as bacteria and fungi. They also eliminate infections that are already present. These are good vermifuge agents as well, which kill all sorts of intestinal worms.
Stimulant & Antidepressant: Both varieties have been seen to be very effective in fighting depression and for raising spirits. They eliminate feelings of sadness, depression, disappointment, and sluggishness while inducing a sort of happy or charged feeling.
Stomachic, Digestive, Hepatic, and Cholagogue: Being a stomachic, they tone up the stomach and ensure its proper function. They also promote the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach and facilitate digestion. Being Hepatic, which means being good for the liver, they ensure good health of the liver and the proper flow of bile from it.
Cicatrisant & Vulnerary: They are very popular in the world of cosmetics, since they diminish the scars, marks and spots on the skin and on the face, making them a cicatrisant. They both also protect wounds, cuts and bruises from becoming infected, therefore also serving as a vulnerary.
Antispasmodic, Relaxant & Nervine: They calm almost all nervous disturbances or hyper-reactions which result in convulsions, spasms, nervousness, and loss of control over limbs.
Camomile essential oils are anti-allergenic, and they help cure acne by removing toxins and cleaning sebaceous and eccrine glands through sweating.It soothes redness and irritation in a matter of seconds, soothing skin rashes, including eczema and acne. It can also help ease minor burns and sunburn.
Wher can you find Chamomile oil in Pure’s products?
Hair loss natural remedie
Aloe Vera is a perfect for scalp healing and balancing the pH . It also has cleansing properties that cleans the pores out.
here is a natural remedie to help reduce hair loss:
Blend aloe vera gel with 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Add 2tbsp. coconut oil.
Mix it and apply on your scalp and hair.
Wash your hair as usual after 20 min.
Try to use it 3 times a week.
Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money & Avoid Toxins
Limiting the amount of products you buy will not only cut down on costs but will keep you and your family healthier!
Here are few examples:
1) Lemon Juice:
For cleaning: clean mirrors and glasses, brighten up your whites, brighten the toilet bowl.
For personal care: remove sun spots, highlight your hair, shrink your pours.
For dietry: detox, improve digestion, sooth a sore throat, improve immunity.
2) Coconut Oil:
For home: polish wood furnitures, remove shower scum.
For personal care: hair gloss, lip gloss, prevent wrinkles.
For dietry: improve thyroid function, helps migrains.
3) Apple Cider Vinegar:
For home: repel fleas, clean your oven/microwave.
For beauty: sooth sunburn, wash your hair, treat acne.
For dietry: weight loss, detox, control high blood pressure, cure yeast infection, prevent and help to treat a cold.
4) White vinegar:
For home:polish silver, clean windows, unclog your drain.
For personal care: cure an upset stomach, sooth a bee sting, condition your hair.
For dietry: boil better eggs, keep veggie fresh.
5) Baking Soda:
For home: put out fire, scrub toilet and tab, clean your oven/grill.
For personal care: Deodorant, toothpaste, treat hartburn.
For dietry: Leavening agent, make fluffier omletes.
6) Castor Oil:
For home: Discourage rodent, lubricte kitchen scissors.
For personal care: stengthen eyelashes, soften cuticles.
For dietry: Lexative, induce labor, relieve menstrual cramping.
Add essential oils such as Sweet orange, Lavender, Rose to each one of them and enjoy!
Orange-Citrus Bath Herbs
Orange peel soothes the skin, Orange flowers impart fragrance, Lemon peel is an astringent, Camomile is soothing and a healer, and Almond meal adds a slippery feel.
1 oz. Orange peel,
1 oz. Orange flowers
1 oz. Lemon peel
1 oz. Almond meal
- Mix all together and store in a jar. for every bath, take a handful of the mix and put it in a fabric bag and in the bath.
Dry Brushing for Better Skin
Dry brushing is a simple detoxification process for your body. It stimulates a number of organs through a gently massage , helps the lymphatic system, eliminates dead skin coatings, can eliminate cellulite, stimulates the hormones, and help tighten skin through better circulation.
Best of all, it’s cheap and easy!
Use a natural bristle brush, preferably one with a long handle, so it’s easy to reach your back. Moving the brush in small strokes towards your heart, work the brush over your entire body before your morning bathing.
Choco caramel superfood smoothie
This superfood smoothie is glittering with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 10 raw cashews
- 1 Medjool date, pitted
- 1 tsp. lucuma, 1 tsp. maca
- Handful of ice
Combine all ingredients in blender, water first.
Blend on high-speed until smooth and creamy
How to make natural food colorings?
Is Food Coloring Bad for You?
All of those brightly colored cereals, candies, and drinks that are marketed to children are hurting them, and this is widely recognized as true. These dyes have been linked to allergic reactions, hyperactivity in children, and even cancer. The FDA itself has even recognized Red #3 as being a carcinogenic dye, but has yet to take it off the market.
Dyes are complex organic chemicals that were originally derived from coal tar, but now from petroleum. Companies like using them because they are cheaper, more stable, and brighter than most natural colorings.
If you like to avoid these dyes, its very simple to make your own coloring, using food!
With juice juicing machine or blender, you can make wonderful natural food colors that can be used for cakes , cookies , ice cream and more.
Orange color : Squeeze the juice of two carrots and a quarter of a red pepper . Cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Green color : Prepare juice from a handful of spinach and a cup of water in a blender . Drain and cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Blue: Boil red cabbage whole glass of water , and drain . Add a quarter teaspoon of baking soda and stir. Cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Yellow color 1 tsp turmeric .
Purple color : juice of half a beet .
Red color : red paprika ½ teaspoon red pepper juice . Drain and cook for five minutes to reduce the fluid .
Healthy & Happy Rainbow!
DEA- Another Hazerd chemical to stay away from!
DEA, cocamide DEA and lauramide DEA (Related chemicals: MEA and TEA)
Found in creamy and foaming products such as moisturizer, shampoo. Can react to form cancer-causing nitrosamines.
Why Used?: DEA (diethanolamine) and DEA compounds are used to make cosmetics creamy or sudsy. DEA also acts as a pH adjuster, counteracting the acidity of other ingredients. DEA is mainly found in moisturizers and sunscreens, while cocamide and lauramide DEA are found in soaps, cleansers, and shampoos.
Health and Environmental Hazards: DEA and its compounds cause mild to moderate skin and eye irritation. In laboratory experiments, exposure to high doses of these chemicals has been shown to cause liver cancers and precancerous changes in skin and thyroid. DEA compounds can also react with nitrites in cosmetics to form nitrosamines, which the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies as a possible human carcinogen. Nitrites are sometimes added to products as anti-corrosive agents or can be present as contaminants. The degradation of some chemicals used as preservatives in cosmetics can release nitrites when the product is exposed to air.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency classifies cocamide DEA as hazardous to the environment because of its acute toxicity to aquatic organisms and potential for bioaccumulation.
International regulations are stronger. The European Union Cosmetics Directive restricts the concentration and use of cocamide and lauramide DEA in cosmetics, and limits the maximum nitrosamine concentration in products containing these ingredients. vii
Related Ingredients: MEA (monoethanolamide) and TEA (triethanolamine) are related chemicals. Like DEA, they can react with other chemicals in cosmetics to form carcinogenic nitrosamines.
Homemade Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Affordable and healthy option – homemade version of coconut milk which take very little time. Instead of a long list of ingredients you need only three: unsweetened coconut, vanilla and water!
- 8 cups filtered water, divided into 4 cups + 4 cups
- 4 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract (optional), divided into 2 Tbsp. + 2 Tbsp.
- 2 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
- Pour 4 cups of water into a blender. Add 2 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract (optional) and 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut. Blend on high for 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile line a colander with cheesecloth folder over three or four times for maximum straining. Straining the coconut milk through cheesecloth is an important step to keep the milk from becoming gritty. Place the colander over a large bowl to strain.
- Pour the coconut milk through the cheesecloth lined colander into the bowl.
- Gather up the sides of the cheesecloth, and squeeze out all the liquid into the colander. Save the coconut pulp to repeat the process one more time.
- Add 4 cups of water to the blender, and 2 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract (optional), as well as the coconut pulp from the first straining.
- Blend on high for thre minutes. Strain the milk through the cheesecloth. Gather up the sides of the cheesecloth, and squeeze out excess liquid over the colander.
- Store coconut milk in a Mason jar or milk jug in the refrigerator.
Tea water and honey face pack
A mmask for a fairer and even skin tone.
- 1 cup of cooled herbal tea water
- 2 spoons of rice flour
- ½ a spoon of honey
The rice flour acts as a very good scrub and honey moisturizes the skin.
- Mix the above ingredients and apply on the skin. Leave it on till the mask dries completely for around 20 minutes or more.
- Before cleaning the mask with water, make sure you massage the facial skin in circular motions; this is very important as it removes the dead skin and evens out the skin tone.
- wash your face with cold water .