Mindfulness and Meditation for Peace and Beauty

Special a soul who attains contentment which is the fruit of the seed of speciality.

Well into the New Year January 8 already.. I’ve been reflecting on gratitude followed with prayer, fasting, meditation.
It’s definitely evolved into one of the most enlightening experiences of my life. So of course I want to share some of my experiences on this amazingly insightful journey of meditation.

Let your attention rest on the flow of your breath. Listen to it, follow it, but make no judgments on it. The goal is to allow the thoughts/voices in your mind to gradually fade away to an extremely peaceful state of mind.

Silence your mind. Once you’ve trained your mind to focus on just one thing at a time, the next step is focus on nothing at all, essentially “clearing” your mind. This requires tremendous discipline but it is the pinnacle of meditation. After focusing on a single point as described in the previous step, you can either cast it away, or observe it impartially and let it come and then go, without labeling it as “good” or “bad”. Take the same approach to any thoughts which return to your mind until silence perseveres. Wiki.com

I’ve been so profoundly moved during the silence I’ve only ever attained through meditation, I will continue to share little gifts and my experience and maybe at one point dedicate an entire page, for now it’s a gift of awareness.


Namaste, Happy 2013 .. May your blessings be many and Green ☼

Resins, Gum, Sap, Pitch Benefits & Uses

How to Burn Resin Incense – In General

There are many methods and techniques for buring resin incense, they depend and vary based on the type of charcoal burner you are using, this is just one of many techniques. Resins will not burn on their own, they require charcoal and a heat resistant burner such as soapstone or metal. For beginners, I recommend starting the process outdoors, or on the stove top under the exhaust fan to control the amount of incense fragrance being released.

1. Fill burner 3/4 full with ash, sand, salt or aquarium rocks to absorb some of the heat, then place burner on a protective surface like a nonflammable, heat resistant coaster. The charcoal and the burner will get very hot, do not place burner directly on counterop, glass or wooden table because the burner may result in damage to your counterop. Do not handle or touch the burner while the charcoal is burning, you will burn your hands.

2. Holding the charcoal with a pair of tongs or tweezers, light one end of charcoal. You will start to see a spark travel across the surface of the tablet. The process of preparring the charcoal and allowing it the burn all the way through can take 5-10 minutes, it is easiest to set the charcoal down on a charcoal burner with a mesh screen top, or into the burner on top of the nonflammable material of your choice, while this process takes place. Once the spark has traversed the entire charcoal and the briquette is glowing hot (you can tell by blowing in it a little) and the surface of the charcoal is covered in a layer of white ash, it’s ready to use.

*If using ash, one method has described to now bury or cover the charcoal under a layer of ash to reduce the heat and then placing the resin on top of the ash rather than directly on the hot charcoal. This will reduce the heat and allow the resin to melt and smolder more slowly to produce a more pure fragrance. I have tried this method and I like it, you can experiment for yourself. It is similar to a Japanese method.

3. Start by adding a very small amount of resin either directly on top of the charcoal or on top of the ash. Adding too much resin incense can put off too much smoke if you are not careful. You can add the small resin tears or powder, or both. I like to use a metal spoon to spoon my resin onto the hot charcoal. Then add more resin as desired, and repeat as necessary. The tablet should burn for about an hour.

4. When finished, allow the charcoal to completely burn out in the burner, and allow it to come to a complete cool before discarding. When in doubt, dowse it with water.

5. Practice makes perfect. Burning resin incense is an art and if at first you don’t get the results you expected keep trying – you’ll get the knack for it. I also suggest watching some videos on YouTube that demonstrate various methods for buring resin incense.

Caution HOT

At no time should you touch the charcoal briquette once lit. It is very hot and it will burn you. If you need to move the charcoal once lit, us tongs, or a metal spoon or fork. Be cautious when touching or moving the soapstone burning during or after such time as the charcoal has been burning on it. Be aware of how hot the bottom of the burner is getting so that it does not damage the surface it is on. If the bottom is hot, you need to add more non-flammable material such as rice, rocks or sand. Or put a barrier between the bottom of the burner and your surface.

FRANKINCENSE TEARS 100% Pure & Natural, Wild Harvested

Scientific Name: Boswellia sacra Origin: Somaliland Form: Resin tears

Frankincense is sometimes known by its older name ‘olibanum’, and it comes from Boswellia sacra plant in Somalia. Its one of the most commonly used resin incenses, and it is burned for purification, spirituality and is associated with the Sun.

Wild Harvested from Egypt. Ethically wild harvested when not certified organic. Processed by a Certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program.

What is Wild Harvested?

Our first choice is always certified organic, and if organic is not available we will choose a wildharvested or “cultivated without chemicals” variety. If wild gathered material is harvested then each gatherer must fill out a “wild take audit” to ensure that indigenous populations have only undergone a 10% take and that they have not been over-picked, or disrespected. All materials from overseas are scrutinized for soil, water, and fertilizer quality and we request that materials are grown in regions or provinces that have a stellar reputation for their cleanliness and environmental purity.


MYRRH 100% Pure & Natural, Wild Harvested

Scientific Name: Commiphora myrrha Origin: Somaliland Form: Resin pieces with some organic debris (bark, stem pieces)

An aromatic gum resin obtained from several trees and shrubs of the genus Commiphora of India, Arabia, and Eastern Africa, used in perfume and as incense.

Wild Harvested from Somaliland. Ethically wild harvested when not certified organic. Processed by a Certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program.

What is Wild Harvested?

Our first choice is always certified organic, and if organic is not available we will choose a wildharvested or “cultivated without chemicals” variety. If wild gathered material is harvested then each gatherer must fill out a “wild take audit” to ensure that indigenous populations have only undergone a 10% take and that they have not been over-picked, or disrespected. All materials from overseas are scrutinized for soil, water, and fertilizer quality and we request that materials are grown in regions or provinces that have a stellar reputation for their cleanliness and environmental purity.


FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH MIXTURE 1/4 Myrrh to 3/4 Frankincense Mixture (Pre-mixed together) 100% Pure & Natural, Wild Harvested

Origin: Somaliland

Wild Harvested. Ethically wild harvested when not certified organic. Processed by a Certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program.

What is Wild Harvested?

Our first choice is always certified organic, and if organic is not available we will choose a wildharvested or “cultivated without chemicals” variety. If wild gathered material is harvested then each gatherer must fill out a “wild take audit” to ensure that indigenous populations have only undergone a 10% take and that they have not been over-picked, or disrespected. All materials from overseas are scrutinized for soil, water, and fertilizer quality and we request that materials are grown in regions or provinces that have a stellar reputation for their cleanliness and environmental purity.


COPAL BLANCO 100% Pure & Natural, Wild Harvested

Scientific Name: Hymenaea courbaril Origin: Indonesia Form: Resin pieces with some powder

Copal has a gentle, soft and warming fragrance. To the ancient Mayans, the Divine god of the earth extracted copal resin from the tree of life and gave it to humans as a gift. Copal is said to be cleansing and aid in mental and spiritual endeavors. It opens the soul and stimulates creativity and imagination.

Wild Harvested from Indonesia. Ethically wild harvested when not certified organic. Processed by a Certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program.

What is Wild Harvested?

Our first choice is always certified organic, and if organic is not available we will choose a wildharvested or “cultivated without chemicals” variety. If wild gathered material is harvested then each gatherer must fill out a “wild take audit” to ensure that indigenous populations have only undergone a 10% take and that they have not been over-picked, or disrespected. All materials from overseas are scrutinized for soil, water, and fertilizer quality and we request that materials are grown in regions or provinces that have a stellar reputation for their cleanliness and environmental purity.


MAYAN COPAL 100% Pure & Natural

Scientific name: Copaifera officinalis Origin: Mexico Form: Resin pieces with powder Other names: Mexican Dark Copal, Brown Copal, Black Mayan Copal, Obsidian Copal Uses: Grounding, attraction, evocation, happiness, celebration Associations: Venus, Earth Aroma: Smooth, warm, earthy and sweet
Copal is sacred to the indigenous cultures of the Central and South Americas. It is burned year round in the churches in Mexico, but is best known for its use in the homes during Day of the Dead. It is said that the familiar scent of Copal helps the souls find their way back during their annual visit home.
The various Copal resins of Mexico and the Americas are closely related to the Copals of Africa and the Damars of India and Indonesia. The American Copals generally have a sweeter aroma.


DRAGON’S BLOOD 100% Pure & Natural Resin. Wild Harvested.

Scientific Name: Daemonorops draco Origin: Indonesia Form: Resin pieces with some powder

100% Pure & Natural. No added fragrances or fillers. Wild Harvested in Indonesia. Ethically wild harvested when not certified organic. Processed by a Certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program. This is pure, natural Dragon’s Blood resin, free of any synthetic additives. This product has been lab tested for it’s purity.

What is Wild Harvested?

Our first choice is always certified organic, and if organic is not available we will choose a wildharvested or “cultivated without chemicals” variety. If wild gathered material is harvested then each gatherer must fill out a “wild take audit” to ensure that indigenous populations have only undergone a 10% take and that they have not been over-picked, or disrespected. All materials from overseas are scrutinized for soil, water, and fertilizer quality and we request that materials are grown in regions or provinces that have a stellar reputation for their cleanliness and environmental purity.

History of Dragon’s Blood Resin

Dracaena Draco is a giant tree of the East Indies and Canary Islands, and shares with the baobab tree the distinction of being the oldest living representative of the vegetable kingdom, being much reverenced by the Guanches of the Canaries, who use its product for embalming in the fashion of the Egyptians. The long, slender stems of the genus are flexible, and the older trees develop climbing propensities. The leaves have prickly stalks which often grow into long tails and the bark is provided with many hundreds of flattened spines. The berries are about the size of a cherry, and pointed. When ripe they are covered with a reddish, resinous substance which is separated in several ways, the most satisfactory being by steaming, or by shaking or rubbing in coarse, canvas bags. An inferior kind is obtained by boiling the fruits to obtain a decoction after they have undergone the second process. The product may come to market in beads, joined as if forming a necklace, and covered with leaves (Tear Dragon’s Blood), or in small, round sticks about 18 inches long, packed in leaves and strips of cane. Other varieties are found in irregular lumps, or in a reddish powder. They are known as lump, stick, reed, tear, or saucer Dragon’s Blood.

Dragon`s Blood Resin is used for increased power, purification, protection, consecration, and the development of strong ritual energy.

Uses: It is used as a colouring matter for varnishes, tooth-pastes, tinctures, plasters, for dyeing horn to imitate tortoiseshell, etc. It is very brittle, and breaks with an irregular, resinous fracture, is bright red and glossy inside, and darker red sometimes powdered with crimson, externally. Small, thin pieces are transparent.


MOROCCAN ROSE Resin Incense mixed with Natural Essential Oils

Form: Resin pieces with some powder

The radiance and grace of the sweet floral fragrance of Moroccan Rose inspires poets, lovers and friends. This special resin is more expensive then most others but well worth it. Sprinkle just a pinch on burning charcoal to unleash its exotic, deep fragrance.


CELTIC BLEND Resin Incense mixed with Natural Essential Oils

Form: small resin pieces

Celtic Blend is a blend of multi-colored frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, & lavender. Used in sacred, protection, and purifying rituals.


FOREST BLEND Resin Incense mixed with Natural Essential Oils

Form: resin pieces

Forest Blend Aromatic Resin is the closest scent to the earth! This earthy resin has a light, sweet pine aroma with woodsy and earthy undertones that brings back memories of cool nights in the woods. Forest Blend is infused with natural oils and a variety of earthy resins to give it it’s natural piney woodsy aroma.


EGYPTIAN GARDENIA Resin Incense mixed with Natural Essential Oils

Form: resin pieces with some powder

The golden nuggets of this unique resin incense contain the sweet and delicate scent of Gardenia. Timeless and heavenly, this Egyptian Gardenia resin is a special blend of frankincense and exotic floral oils. This special resin is more expensive then most others but well worth it.


GLORIA Resin Incense mixed with Natural Essential Oils

Form: resin pieces

A traditional blend of Frankincense, Dark Copal and other resins and oils that creates a deep, orthodox style church incense. The smoke from this incense is graced with a hint of floral sweetness. Perfect for religious ceremonies, contemplation or just to create pleasant, relaxing atmospheres.


THREE CROWNS Resin Incense mixed with Natural Essential Oils

Form: small resin pieces

Three Crowns incense resin is a blend of Frankincense, Myrrh, Red and Black Benzoin. It is used for protection, spirituality and prosperity.


NILE TEMPLE Resin Incense mixed with Natural Essential Oils

Form: resin pieces with some powder

An exceptional blend of traditional resins and aromatic oils with a light and sweet floral blend.


GUGGUL GUM Certified Organic – 100% Natural

Certified Organic Scientific Name: Commiphora mukul Origin: India Form: resin pieces with small amounts of organic debris (bark, stem pieces, dried grass)

Certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program.

Guggul Gum is  also known as- Commiphora mukul, Guggulipid, Indian Bedellium, and Guggulow.

Guggul, the commiphora mukul, is a small thorny tree that is native to the Middle East and the Indian plains. Generally leafless, the tree exudes a thick, sticky resin that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat arthritis, acne, inflammation, obesity and ‘blood fat’. Guggul, whose Sanskrit name means “one that protects against diseases”, has written historical information about it going back to 1000 B.C.E. It was used at that time for “clearing the coating and obstruction of channels”. It was also used for healing bone fractures, inflammation, arthritis, cardiovascular conditions, obesity and lipid disorders. Research published in 1966 in India done on guggul gum concluded that it had positive effects on disorders involving lipid metabolism and had an intrinsic ability to help lower serum cholesterol. As of 1988 it has been available on the market in India as a hypolipidemic agent. Guggulipids and guggulsterones derived from the resinous gum are the most widely used medications for treating high cholesterol in India, where most research has been done on guggul. The gum exuded by the guggul tree is similar to myrrh, and has been used traditionally in the same ways as myrrh.


OPOPANAX (SWEET MYRRH) 100% Natural – Wild Harvested

Botanical name: ommiphora sp. Origin-Africa Part Used: Concrete juice from the base of stem. Form: resin pieces with small amounts of organic debris (bark, stem pieces)

A perennial, with a thick, fleshy root, yellowish in color. It has a branching stem growing about 1 to 3 feet high, thick and rough near the base. The oleo resin is procured by cutting into the stem at the base. The juice that exudes, when sun-dried, forms the Opoponax of commerce.  Color, reddish-yellow, with whitish specks on the outside, paler inside. Odor, peculiar, strongly unpleasant. Taste, acrid and bitter. It is inflammable, burning brightly.

Ethically wild harvested when not certified organic. Processed by a Certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program.

What is Wild Harvested?

Our first choice is always certified organic, and if organic is not available we will choose a wildharvested or “cultivated without chemicals” variety. If wild gathered material is harvested then each gatherer must fill out a “wild take audit” to ensure that indigenous populations have only undergone a 10% take and that they have not been over-picked, or disrespected. All materials from overseas are scrutinized for soil, water, and fertilizer quality and we request that materials are grown in regions or provinces that have a stellar reputation for their cleanliness and environmental purity.


Basilica Resin blend mixed with Aromatic Oils

A very traditional resin blend based upon an ancient biblical recipe. Premium quality frankincense is blended with two other resins and fine aromatic oils to produce an outstanding orthodox incense with a distinctive citrus note. A fragrance that is deep, bright and filled with an aura that invokes profound contemplation and solemn moods of prayer and peace.


Melleray Blend Resin blend mixed with Aromatic Oils

A traditional resin blend of 5 or 6 ingredients according to each formula requirement.  The incense texture is a combination of larger and smaller beads of frankincense, a measure of powdered material and bits of aromatic elements.  This insures that the incense begins burning at once, when placed upon the live coals of charcoal, and continues to send its mild fragrant smoke for an extended period without melting into gum, which smothers the fire in the censor.


Heavenly Devotion Resin blend mixed with Essential Oils

Premium quality frankincense is blended with other resins and fine aromatic oils to produce an outstanding orthodox incense. A fragrance that is deep, bright and filled with an aura that invokes profound contemplation and solemn moods of prayer and peace.


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Homemade Lemon Dishwasher Soap

Homemade Lemon Dishwasher Soap

I’ve been making soaps for a few years and still have not come across a recipe for dishwashers that would not leave a white residue  on the dishes. I found this one and decided to share.. included link for added benefit/promotion!

Not sure what I’m going to post for the Raising Homemakers post that I’m scheduled for on Saturday, but I’ll come up with something.
So…since recipes have been lacking I thought I’d share one that I picked up over at Homestead Revival.  I tweaked it a bit.

Homemade Lemon Dishwasher Soap
1/2 cup Borax 1/2 cup baking soda 3 packets lemon aid
Mix together and keep in an airtight container.  Use 1 1/2 tsp. of it for each compartment.  Really it works!  I use vinegar as my rinse agent so the whole process is even cheaper!  Yes there are a few spots here and there, but I’m not Ms. Stewart, so a few spots don’t ruin my day.  *wink*  The lemon aid is in there as the citric acid that helps rinse the Borax off the dishes.  Not sure why but it works.  You can read more about it over at Amy’s site HERE.  (The recipe I use is for soft water.  You can add kosher salt for hard water. Excerpt from Old House Kitchen

Free Medicinal Herb Seeds

Like us on Facebook and your entered free seeds and soaps promotion on 04/01/2012

Spring has officailly began and I couldnt think of a better way to introduce my company Vickaryous Naturals then by giving beautiful Herbal Seeds. Listed Below and in the video

List of just some of the more unique herbal seeds we will be giving away . I’ve collected some amazing medicinal seeds for this and also giving away soaps sharing recipes.  I just want to make it fun,  spread some love and introduce you to Vickaryous Naturals my company 100% Natural, Organic, Wild Harvested.

I just wanted to add the seed give away ended but if you find me on facebook I still have some seeds available. I ask that you mail me a self addressed stamped envelope and I’ll send you some of what I have left.

Seeds I’ve added Yarrow~Achillea Millefolium, Wild Lettuce LACTUCA VIROSA Bitter, Hyssopus Officinalis, Echinacea purpurea~purple cone flower, Cymbopogon flexuosus (East Indian lemongrass), Artemisia Vulgaris ~ mugwort, Hops ~Humulus Lupulus, Arnica montana, known commonly as leopard’s bane, OSHA (Ligusticum canbyi), Marshmellow herb~althaea officinalis, Passiflora maypop, purple passionflower and more.

Octobers One Winner, Once a Month Contest

Help me decide on a product line for my company Vickaryous Natural. Last months winner was selected and her Baby Bean  Massage Oil has been shipped.

Congratulations Jana we look forward to hearing how like it.

For this months contest I’ve created deeply restorative facial treatment massage oil a botanical & essential oil formula that will improve elasticity, regulate sebum production and stimulate circulation for all skin types.

This facial oil will help restore tone, color, texture of mature and young skin alike. I’ve been using this particular oil for months  and I’m very happy with the results so it will be really exciting to hear your voice and your opinion. 

Good luck to everyone that has registered with Karonv it is the only way to win the “One Winner Once a Month Contest“. If you are chosen the winner all I ask is that after you receive your “gift” try it out and come back and tell us your opinion… Did you like it, smell, effects .. etc. If you would like to earn extra entries have your friends and family join the fun for every one person you refer, you will get an additional 5 entries per month. You must contact me in advance to let me know so I can include your additional entries.

This contest will run until I’ve completely finished my product line and I will be offering everything from body butters, perfumes, healing massage oils, soaps, healing bath salts as free gifts.

GOOD LUCK

Congrats to joannecheek765@hotmail.com please contact me with your address so I can get your gift to you!!!

Septembers Contest FREE MASSAGE OIL

                                            One Winner Once a Month

Summers end brings me to harvesting and storing wonderful plants that I have been blessed with to create soaps, oils, lotions, body butters. 

I’m in the process of creating a lavender and calendula infused massage oil for the entire family.  All essential oils are not acceptable for the entire family but this one is.  I will be giving away one free gift once a month. Your only requirement is to register and after you receive your free gift to come back and leave feed back on the actual product you receive no other strings attached.

I am so confident that you will be delighted with my massage products, that I’m paying the shipping.  If you would like to earn extra entries invite friends and family to join send me an email telling me who it was you refered and I will add 5 entries for everyone you send to participate in the contest.

I will draw names on the last day of the month and post the winner and contact informatioin needed.

I will continue to do monthly drawings while I’m creating these toiletries and thank you in advance for your participation.

I wanted to thank all the new subscribers for joining my cause of greener more sustainable life styles and helping me choose products to move forward with for Vickaryous Naturals. 

I’m more than excited to give away my essential oil/plant infused massage oil. Safe for entire family with emphasis being on children as these oils will work to help detox, heal little wounds, relax over played muscles. I don’t believe to date we have enough products on the market for children.

This will be a great way to end the day, brief little massage while kissing the little angels good night.

Massage oil is completed and ready for its new home, I will be drawing my first name on September 30th. Good Luck I hope its YOU!

OUR WINNER HAS BEEN PICKED!

Congrats to (((heronbrookhaven@yahoo.com))) … done by a random drawing and thanks so everyone who entered I will be doing another one next month. So if you havent registered please do its the only way I can add you in the drawing! Next months free gift is going to be a healing restorative face oil… woo hoo and its free I just want to know what you think of it! See you NEXT MONTH

 

Cleanliness, Sunshine and Lemonade

I Love lemons maybe my all time favorite fruits for cosmetics, toiletries and just around the house cleaners. It’s an amazing fruit on all levels it’s even my first choice to fast with. Master Cleanser here, if you havent tried it you should.

Lemons and lemon essential oil has an amazingly wide range of uses around your home created Spa environment. Lemons are a natural mood elevator so if you’re a little blue a little yellow can make your day! Take a look at some facts on lemons this beautiful little sunshine fruit can do much much more.

Research by Jean Valnet, M.D., showed that vaporized Lemon essential oil can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, staphylococcus aureus in two hours and germs causing pneumonia within three hours.

Even a 0.2% solution of Lemon essential oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria. Its antiseptic properties will last for twenty days. It is perfect for destroying air-borne germs in hospital rooms, waiting rooms, and schools. It is particularly effective in neutralizing unpleasant body odors of patients suffering from cancer.

Lemon

Sunshine Coffee: one morning instead of reaching for that cup of coffee try my version of Sunshine Coffee 1cup of hot/distilled water, 1/2 of  1 Lemon squeezed (pulp removed is preference),  2 twigs of Herb Robert & Peppermint,  1 twig of Cleavers allow to steep add a touch of honey and enjoy. This gives me an energy boost and I see the world just a little bit brighter when it starts with lemons and herbs

Lemon essential oil is an essential oil with high vibrations, comparable to a high-toned whistle. Sandalwood, in comparison, hums like a bumblebee. Essential oils with high vibrations lifts spirits, especially when one may be feeling mental fatigue.

Lemon especially brings a sense of warmth and fun to intellectual pursuits. Although Lemon essential oil is beneficial for both physical and psychological heaviness, it mostly stimulates the mind, increasing concentration and the ability to memorize.

Brain research concerned with the effects of fragrances has found that Lemon essential oil primarily activates the hippocampus. University researchers in Japan found that diffusing certain aromas in an office environment dramatically improved mental accuracy and concentration.

Diffused Lemon essential oil resulted in 54 percent fewer errors. When aromas were diffused during test taking, scores increased by as much as 50 percent. In other research Lemon essential oil has shown to have antidepressant effects.

A 1995 Mie University study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression. Lemon essential oil is an immune stimulant. It increases white blood cells, improves microcirculation and is antiseptic.

Lemon essential oil consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant

Lemon has an approximate ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) of 6,619 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. D-limonene has been extensively studied for its ability to combat tumor growth in over 50 clinical studies.

Some Great Therapeutic Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

For colds or throat and mouth infections, gargling with Lemon essential oil (2 drops diluted in half a glass of water) and taking Lemon essential oil orally by adding it to a propolis tincture is helpful.

Place a drop of Lemon essential oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain and aid in healing.

For treatment of itchy eczema and measles add Lemon essential oil to a sponge bath (1-2 drops to a quart of water)

Lemon essential oil because of its vitamin C content is beneficial for treating anemia.

Since oils strengthen vascular tissues, it is used for treating varicose veins by improving circulation and relieving pressure on the veins. It may be applied in skin lotions and compresses, mixed in a 1 to 1 ratio with Cypress essential oil.

Lemon essential oil acts as an astringent, an antiseptic, a disinfectant, and a styptic that stops wounds from bleeding. It becomes an excellent remedy when used in a compress or as a cleanser for treating bleeding wounds. Put a drop of Lemon essential oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction.

Essential Lemon essential oil taken orally will help counteract a high acid content in body fluids by stimulating production of potassium carbonate, a neutralizing substance and is a preferred remedy for rheumatism and gout, since it cleanses the body of uric acid, a side effect of high acidity. In this case, the oil may be taken both orally and topically.

Lemon essential oil is a very good stimulant of the body’s own immune system. It activates white blood cell formation and helps protect the body during flu epidemics.

Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil on a wart morning and night until it disappears. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings. Rub two drops of Lemon essential oil topically to clear athlete’s foot.

Rub several drops of Lemon essential oil on cellulite to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.

Put a drop of Lemon essential oil on oily skin or acne to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands).

CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 24 hours.

Some Great Household Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

Use 6-12 drops of Lemon essential oil in a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener. Or you can defuse Lemon essential oil to clean and disinfect the air in any room.

Use 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.

Add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.

Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon essential oil to disinfect and kill germs.

Add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.

Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.

Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon essential oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures and toilet seats.

Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces.

Put 10-15 drops of Lemon essential oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.

Use 30 drops of Lemon essential oil in the washing machine instead of chlorine bleach.

Put Lemon rinds in your garbage disposal to disinfect.

PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article is based solely on the use of 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils due to their high quality and tested purity.

The use of a brand of uncertain quality and/or purity will provide you with potentially dangerous, if not lethal, results. The author assumes no responsibility for your improper use of this information.

The statements about these oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 
Thanks to Articlesbase for this very informative article.

Keeping your Spa Clean and Green

This is fun, informative blog that I hope your going to be amazed at the results you can achieve using simple ingredients from around the home.

 Using resources from the planet we are going to create some amazing beauty treatments that will hydrate while supporting cellular regeneration, rich in antioxidants, anti-inflamatory even some cleaning supplies….

Here’s many cleaning recipes and my take on keeping your environment, spa naturally and organically  spotless.

Non-toxic homemade household cleaners

Salt of the Earth, Did you know our body/blood has the exact same amount of salt that the ocean does? I don’t think we will understand the full complexity of salt and all its benefits. Detox the body, some salts balance PH both internally and externally, strong antihistamine and antiseptic, epsom salt/ magnesium Sulfate is wonderful for softening skin, Sea salt provides essential minerals that your skin will drink up. 

Nourishing and Revitaling Bath Salt Recipes

So basic, so useful. Salt can be used as an antibacterial scrubber and a way to give new life to the old. Some of the ways to use salt to clean and disinfect include: remove wine stains and grease stains from carpet, give new life to sponges by soaking them in a salt and vinegar  solution, clean residue from glass, remove stains from enamel pans, and brighten cutting boards,  banish fleas and spirits? as in GHOSTS? so it is said!

Sadly the most common salt used (table salt),  is primarily kiln-dried sodium chloride with anti-caking agents added. Trace minerals, as well as calcium, magnesium and potassium salts are removed in processing. So I would highly suggest table salt for cleaning and Sea Salt for consumption.

Club soda can be used to remove carpet stains, remove fabric stains, clean counter tops, remove rust, clean windows and glass, clean household plants. When you are done cleaning with club soda, give your plants a drink of the remaining club soda to keep plants healthy.

Baking soda is a versatile household cleaner. Some of the uses include: Clean cast iron cookware, remove scratches on counter tops, carpet deodorizer, remove carpet stains, buff out furniture stains, remove crayon marks from walls, unclog a drain, use as a laundry fabric softener, soft scrub cleaner, and toilet bowl cleaner.

White vinegar is amazing around the house. Entire books are written about the many uses for vinegar. Some of the uses for cleaning with white vinegar include: Remove mildew in the bathroom, fill a spray bottle with a vinegar solution to clean chrome and stainless steel surfaces, shine silver, give new life to old rugs, remove carpet stains, remove water rings on furniture, disinfect kitchen cutting boards, clean glass and mirrors.Castile soap, A basic bar of soap kills germs. To make liquid soap, simply add bar soap shavings to a spray bottle filled with water, let set a few days and shake. Add a few drops of an essential oil for fragrance. Castile soap can be used as a bug repellent.

Thanks to greendaily for the recipes, always test your homemade cleaning products befor using them on fragile surfaces.

100% of the ingredients are organic or natural in origin supporting planet balance and restoration. The resources we use today our children will pay for later.

Creating a Green Spa Enviroment

 

This is a fun blog about the benefits of natural at home spa and beauty treatments, Homemade Astringents, Toning Masks, Homemade Facial Scrubs, Astringents, Toning Masks, Moisturizing Recipe Treatments for Foot Care.

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