Jasmine Flower Toiletries

Jasmine is known as king of the flowers

This will be my 3rd year creating toiletries from Jasmine that I harvest right here in Washington State. I feel blessed to have access to 4 very large bushes that are free from pesticides and chemicals all things that should be considered when wild crafting toiletries with your own plants or wild plants. 

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Jasmine what a beautiful flower and such a history that dates back to the beginning of perfumes along with rose, lavender and sandalwood.  More currently you will find jasmine in perfumes, lotions, soaps, creams, candles bringing a multitude of benefits where ever it is used.  

Red Brazilian Jasmine Plant~ Easy To Grow Indoors or Outdoors

Aromatherapy going all the way back  to 4500BC described oils of jasmine and roses turned into perfumes.

Jasmine: Erotic Flower 
Jasmines’ scents can captivate anyone.  Men and Women both use the fragrance of jasmines even if they are unaware you will find it in perfumes and massage oils of today.  People seeking a revival for their intimate times use jasmine perfumes and oils.

The Flower Behind The Most Expensive Perfume

The scent is potent and bewitching an elusive scent that is almost impossible to bottle.  Referred to as “Queen of the Night,” jasmine blossoms must be gathered by moonlight, for their scent withdraws at the sun’s first light, roughly 7.6 million flowers are needed to produce one kilogram of jasmine essential oil.

Thus, the price for becoming the mythical “beautiful woman who has just walked by” is quite high—to smell like this common flower requires an uncommon price tag. Some popular (and expensive) perfumes that use jasmine include:

1. Jean Patou’s Joy: $450 / 1.0 oz : 10,600 jasmine flowers 

2. Clive Christian Imperial Majesty: $215,000 / 500 ml : The word’s most expensive perfume uses jasmine from India; amalgamation time is six months.

3. Chanel No 5: $260 / 1.0 oz : 1,000 flowers 

Lovely Poem About Jasmine

“Plants that wake when others sleep / Timid jasmine buds that keep / Their fragrance to themselves all day / But when the sunlight dies away / Let the delicious secret out / To every breeze that roams about.” — Thomas Moore

Jasmine: Herbal Remedy  cure:

  • tension
  • anxiety
  • easing depression
  • exhaustion
  • stress relief
  • conjunctivitis
  • cancer
  • dermatitis
  • headaches
  • dry skin
  • and many more

Creating Jasmine toiletries doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. I’ll provide some quick easy recipes to have fun with and experience a little royalty in your own home. If you don’t have any Jasmine in your area I’m enclosing a link where you can purchase 100% natural organic products that have Jasmine incorporated into them. To purchase high grade Jasmine essentials click here!  (coming soon)

The jasmine around my home is in bloom and I had to share my experience making Jasmine tea. I’ve drunk jasmine many times for years but always purchased the jasmine verses harvesting my own.  It was wonderful and I was simply amazed at the difference in taste, I will never buy jasmine tea from the store again. 

               My Recipe for Fresh Jasmine and Red Clover Tea

Jasmine Tea: 1 cup of your favorite spring/rain/filtered water heated, 1/2 cup of fresh jasmine and a few red clover blossoms. I collected the jasmine in the evening to help sustain its beautiful fragrance adding to the aroma flavor!  Allow to steep but making use of the aromatherapy this tea is going to smell Yummy.. Add organic local honey relax! The relax part is going to come easily this tea is very relaxing almost comforting.

Know thy tea, add peppermint/spearmint /lavender, chamomile there are no rules, it’s all about what you like… or maybe what you need? Lets not forget about the medicinal benefits you’ll be receiving!  More

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Rosemary’s Beauty Remedies

Home Remedies for Face Wrinkles and  Hair 

Rosemary’s health benefits have been known & used for thousands of years

Rosemary Anti-Wrinkle Face mask:  2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp (almond or avocado or hemp)  oil any one of these oils mentioned will work great all produce wonderful benefits for aging skin. 1 drop of rosemary essential oil. Mix all the ingredients allow it to sit if you have a little time to let the rosemary infuse, then apply, leave on for 15 minutes give or take wash and go!

Rosemary Hair Hot Oil Treatment: clean container preferably something you can recycle.  4 oz of  jojoba oil 6 drops of rosemary essential oil, rosemary will stimulate the hair follicles  thus helping restore hairs natural balance and growth. Rosemary will also help with dry and flaky scalps leaving you with glossy,  silky hair!

Rosemary & Evening Primrose Massage Oil:  Designed to stimulate the lymphatic system improving  circulation helping remove toxins via the lymphatic system. The gamma-linoleic acid, linoleic acid and other nutrients in this oil are essential for cell structure and improve the elasticity of the skin.

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Angelica (Dong Quai)

This beautiful plant has been used in China for over 2000 years, perennial herb, about three feet tall, with a typical Umbelliferae in  appearance. Parts Used–root, leaves, seeds.

Angelica root is a great tonic herb and used for many conditions of the skin do to it’s  mineral and vitamin content. Angelica contains vitamin B12, Zinc, thiamine, sucrose, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, iron and a  resin called Angelicin, which is stimulating to the lungs and to the skin along with many other trace minerals.  Can be found in uses of acne treatment, mouth gargle , lungs,  poultice for broken bones, swellings, itching.

 Angelica/Dong Quai natural menopause support/remedies contains plant estrogen natural plant hormone regulator for women, ( digestive problems, hot flashes) are common examples.

C1880 Colour Print Angelica Parsnip Plants Fennel Herbs

Also has antibiotic activity that enhances the body’s metabolism, increases oxygen utilization by the liver, and enhances glutamic acid and cysteine oxidation.  This herb contains plant estrogen naturally. Women’s menopausal hormones are balanced by natural plant estrogen.

(History–its virtues are praised by old writers, and the name itself, as well as the folk-lore of all North European countries and nations, testify to the great antiquity of a belief in its merits as a protection against contagion, for purifying the blood, and for curing every conceivable malady: it was held a sovereign remedy for poisons agues and all infectious maladies.  Shared on Botanical.com)

 After having  a  house quest who stayed with me for a few months I came to learn about the difficulties of athletes foot and also the smell that almost always follows. My solution for both.  Easy to make safe for the environment

Dong Quai Root Powder - Angelica

Angelica (Dong Quai) Foot Powder: Easy to make safe for the environment.  Angelica powder, few drops of  tea tree essential oil & peppermint essential oil.  There is no correct recipe for this it’s simply a powder and adding essential oils for benefit and fragrance. I picked tea tree for its natural antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-infection benefits against nail fungus, and athlete’s foot, peppermint essential oil for its cooling capabilities.

It is noted that in France angelica was used for its excellent medical properties and as a herb. It was recommended for the overworked or convalescing.  Angelicas essential oil has hydrating and toning properties, which helps restore one’s beauty. I will be adding recipes that you can create using angelica and many other essential oil recipes.

Angelica Toner: you’ll need a container to store your toner in, recycled dark glass bottles amber or cobalt blue work best when using essential oils.   For this recipe you’ll need. 4 oz of witch hazel, 1 oz of Angelica allow the angelica and witch hazel to infuse for a couple of weeks strain and store.

Angelic Milk Bath: fit for a queen but made for an angel~ 2 cups water, 1 oz of dried angelica or a handful of fresh~which you will infuse into the water simmer on low for 15 minutes give or take, add 2 tablespoons of powdered milk, 10 drops of chamomile essential oil, 5 drops of rose essential oil, 1 tsp of almond oil, shake and allow to infuse/synergise before use, add entire recipe to bath. You could add rose pedals, chamomile flowers tossed into the bath for an herbal, romantic effect, can be stored in the fridge for a week but no longer.

I’m adding some more on dong quai I found this wonderful little Recipe for Dong Quai wine..

Simple Healing Dong Quai Wine:

Dong Quai is referred to as the female ginseng herb. It is indigenous to Korea, Japan and China and has a flowery appearance. Chinese herbalists remove the healing substances from dong quai by soaking or boiling the herb in wine and consuming it in liquid form. Other forms of the herb are tablets, capsules, teas and raw root form. Its benefits include:

  • Treating gynecological conditions
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Strengthening reproductive organs
  • Preventing blood clotting
  • Relieving menstrual disorders and symptoms related to menstruation (headaches, PMS)
  • Treating gynecological conditions
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Strengthening reproductive organs
  • Preventing blood clotting
  • Relieving menstrual disorders and symptoms related to menstruation (headaches, PMS)

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Natural lip enhancing & plumping Lip Treatments

So if this is true no wonder women run in droves to the stores and spend millions on lip cosmetics to enhance/plump…   clearly lips are far more important than I could have imagined?
When I considered all the risks women are undergoing to ensure plump beautiful lips I decided this was an endeavor I had to pursue. 
 
My feelings being a little mixed because I don’t believe that big lips are of such importance but when considering surgeries are happening as I’m typing to I wanted to get some quick natural recipes out to people looking for organic, natural alternatives.
 
My lip plumping ingredients like cocao butter, bees-wax, Vitamin E, shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil and vegetable glycerin, which are all natural products proven to have wonderful effects on the lips  are added to ingredients of cinnamon EO, cayenne pepper, clove EO 
All of the lip plumping recipes heat up when applied to lips and I suggest always to test before application.
 
 
                   ALL OF THE RECIPES SHOULD BE TESTED 
Some burning is expected no pain no gain, but better than going under the needle or falling into the trap of lippy prosthetics???        I think so. the theory behind ingredients used in ‘plumping the lips’ is circulation, circulation,  foods and oils that are the best at circulation tend to be hot! Caution given.  
 
Super Easy Lip Plumper:  six drops of cinnamon leaf oil to 2 oz almond oil or jojoba oil.  Add  honey to make your lip plumper extra moisturizer and sweet-tasting. Use cleaned lip gloss tube or cosmetic container to store in. 
 
Papaya Lip Plumper: Table spoon of papaya smashed with a fork/or food processor until smooth but thick paste remains add small amount of honey, 2 drops of cinnamon oil, and a few drops of vitamin E.
 
 
You can always be creative with the recipes if this is too strong amend it to your benefit/liking. 
Regular application of these ingredients will  make your lips softer, smoother and healthier.
 

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