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.

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Natural Wrinkle Treatments Glycerine & Geranium

With emphasis on Glycerine I wanted to add an anti-wrinkle recipe that would be easy and quick to create while bringing maximum benefits to the skin.
I’ve added an excerpt from living strong on the benefits of Glycerine See Below
Glycerine & Geranium Wrinkle Treatment: 3 teaspoons  vegetable glycerine, 1 egg yolk, 3 teaspoons geranium water,  blend well apply to clean face for 15 minutes.
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Natural Glyerine Soap

Wash face with a good natural soap, natural glycerine soap that is. The soaps we apply to our skin are as important as the skin treatments used.
Rinse with Cold Rose Water. 
Store any remaining in an air tight container for the next day this will not keep long, add a splash of lemon juice as a preservative, skin brightner before storage. 
Some people think that Glycerine soaps are only the clear soaps but in reality all soaps are glycerine until the glycerine is extracted and sold back to us. This is why most soaps are called everything but soap.
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Glycerin is a natural by product of the soap making process, all natural soaps contain glyerine.

Glycerin, or glycol, is a colorless or yellow sugar alcohol with the consistency of syrup that is extracted from natural sources or synthesized. It’s used as an antifreeze and a sweetener and in making explosives, inks and lubricants. Since the mid-19th century, it’s also been included in skin and hair care products due to its moisturizing and protective benefits.

Visit our page on facebook click the like button Vickaryous Naturals~Plant Cell Therapy for the Skin and your entered. The first of every month we will be drawing a new winner.

Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

 

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that causes scaliness, itching and rashes. In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study at the Friedrich Schiller University Department of Dermatology in 2008, researchers investigated the effects of glycerin on atopic dermatitis on human subjects who were treated twice daily for four weeks. The patients receiving the glycerin showed significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin, and the skin’s normal protective barrier function was restored.

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!!!

How Make Rose Water In 1586

The Treasurie of commodious Conceits

                                                               by John Partridge

       Roses are still just as valuable today in our Daily Skin Care routine

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

 

Mullein Anti-aging Recipe

Mullein known as velvet dock, flannel leaf or plant, feltwort, Aaron’s rod, shepherd’s staff, and lungwort is a biennial plant. Its easy to identify Mullein at every stage of its life by its large flannel or velvet feeling leaves. The leaves are shaped like a basal rosette, and covered with fine hairs. I’ve read that the leaves have been used as insoles for the feet by native American Indians because of the softness of the leaves.

Mullein Seeds

When I think of Mullein and its traditional uses I reflect on colds, sore throats, asthma, hay fever, and bronchitis and when combined with water Mullein produces mucilage which soothes and coats the intestinal track relieving stomach upsets. Preparations~ easily made into a chest salve, I’ve even read that it’s made into a mullein and garlic ear oil. Now if it couldn’t get any better there are really no known adverse side effects if used responsibly!   

There’s so much more on this remarkable plant but for now my thoughts are on its ability to rejuvenate skin.  

I read a one of Doctor Perricones books about skin and aging  not because of any other reason then I wanted the broadest perspective I could grasp when it came to beauty both naturally and over the counter. I mean they have to know something right? He said that aging is a result of inflammation! Simple Enough.. Eat well and use natural anti-inflamatory cosmetics

Cobalt Blue Bottle

Rosebuds and Petals Red 2oz

Mullein & Rose Water Splash: 1cup Hot distilled water, 2 tablespoons dried Mullein or a handful of fresh Mullein,
3 roses or if you have no fresh roses simply use a rose tea. Allow to steep for 15 minutes when cool add 10 drops of rose essential oil shake keep stored in fridge after  use. 

Mullein has antibacterial properties that when applied to the skin helps with aging, acne, soothes irritated skin, restorative and can take the place of many over the counter products you have in your home right now!           

Great alternative to wild harvesting

And it’s free for your taking, thanks Nature!

 A Flower Of Mullein:

Poem By Lizette Woodworth Reese

 I am too near, too clear a thing for you, A flower of mullein in a crack of wall,   The villagers half see, or not at all; Part of the weather, like the wind or dew.   You love to pluck the different, and find Stuff for your joy in cloudy loveliness;   You love to fumble at a door, and guess At some strange happening that may wait behind.   Yet life is full of tricks, and it is plain,   That men drift back to some worn field or roof, To grip at comfort in a room, a stair;   To warm themselves at some flower down a lane: You, too, may long, grown tired of the aloof,   For the sweet surety of the common air.

Lemon Balm Cosmetics & Medicinal Uses

Lemon Balm 1 Pkt. (500 seeds)

Lemon balm and chamomile Massage Oil:  1 cup
of dried lemon balm, 1 cup of dried chamomile flowers infused with sweet almond oil. This can be infused a few ways, very low heat for several hours or stored covered in an air tight container for several weeks. Keep the plant submerged always in oil, it should not appear visible at the top. Water, Heat and Air are your oils worst enemies after your desired effects strain the plant matter and bottle in a dark glass
bottle of your liking.  This will be the time you’ll want to add any essentials lemon grass essential oil, lemon, chamomile to add a little more scent and aromatherapy benefits. For more on the plants medicinal benefits click here.

Lemon Balm Herbal infused toner:  2 tablespoon dried lemon balm, 1 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup witch hazel, 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Infuse dried herb into the water  add witch hazel and lemon juice. This will help improve pores, circulation and also brighten your skin  

Lemon Balm Cut 1 lb Bulk Herbs

Keep left over in the refrigerator as with most recipes simple reminder that these are food based recipes  

Lemon Balm Facial Scrub: 1 tablespoon ground dried lemon balm, 1 tablespoon ground almonds, 1 tablespoon ground thyme leaves,  1 tablespoon ground oatmeal, 2 drops of lemon essential oil, 2 drops of lemon grass essential oil. Grind almonds using food processor or mortar and pestle when desired consistency is (almost) achieved add thyme, lemon balm continue to grind until you reach a uniform consistency, add essential oils.  Massage into your skin this is not only going to lift impurities but brighten, condition your skin as well.

Lemon balm~Some Facts From 2011 University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a member of the mint family, is considered a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion (including gas and bloating, as well as colic). Even before the Middle Ages, lemon balm was steeped in wine to lift the spirits, help heal wounds, and treat venomous insect bites and stings. Today, lemon balm is often combined with other calming, soothing herbs, such as valerian, chamomile, and hops, to help promote relaxation. It is also used in creams to treat cold sores (oral herpes).

Plant Description:

Native to Europe, lemon balm is grown all over the world. It is grown not only in herb gardens or to attract bees, but also in crops for medicine, cosmetics, and furniture polish manufacturing. The plant grows up to 2 feet high, sometimes higher if not maintained. In the spring and summer, clusters of small, light yellow flowers grow where the leaves meet the stem. The leaves are very deeply wrinkled and range from dark green to yellowish green in color, depending on the soil and climate. If you rub your fingers on these leaves, your fingers will smell tart and sweet, like lemons. The leaves are similar in shape to mint leaves, and come from the same plant family.

Medicinal Uses and Indications:

Insomnia and anxiety

Several studies show that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (such as valerian, hops, and chamomile) helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep. Few studies have examined lemon balm by itself, except for topical use. For example, in one study of people with minor sleep problems, 81% of those who took an herbal combination of valerian and lemon balm reported sleeping much better than those who took placebo. But it’s not clear from this and other studies whether lemon balm or valerian (or the combination) is responsible for the result.

The same is true of several studies for anxiety, which used a combination of herbs to reduce symptoms.

In another double blind, placebo controlled study, 18 healthy volunteers received 2 separate single doses of a standardized lemon balm extract (300 mg and 600 mg) or placebo for 7 days. The 600 mg dose of lemon balm increased mood and significantly increased calmness and alertness.

Herpes

Some studies suggest that topical ointments containing lemon balm may help heal cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). In one study of 116 people with HSV, those who applied lemon balm cream to their lip sores experienced significant improvement in redness and swelling after only 2 days. Other symptoms, such as pain and scabbing, did not improve. Both the patients and their doctors reported that the lemon balm ointment was highly effective. Another large study involving three German hospitals and one dermatology clinic showed that, when lemon balm was used to treat the primary infection of HSV I, not a single recurrence was noted. The cream has also been found to reduce the healing time of both genital and oral herpes. Several animal studies also support the value of topical lemon balm for herpes lesions. And preliminary studies show that lemon balm exhibited a high, concentration-dependent activity against HIV infection.

Other uses

Some evidence suggests that lemon balm, in combination with other herbs, may help treat indigestion. Others reveal that lemon balm oil has a high degree of antibacterial activity. In one study, lemon balm showed adequate activity against Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus auerus. And a few studies have found that lemon balm may help improve cognitive function and decrease agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

What’s It Made Of?:

Lemon balm supplements are made from the leaves of the plant. Essential oils made from lemon balm leaves contain plant chemicals called terpenes, which play at least some role in the herb’s relaxing and antiviral effects. Lemon balm also contains substances called tannins, which may be responsible for many of the herb’s antiviral effects. Lemon balm also contains eugenol, which calms muscle spasms, numbs tissues, and kills bacteria.

Available Forms:

Lemon balm is available as a dried leaf that can be bought in bulk. It is also sold as tea, and in capsules, extracts, tinctures, and oil. Some creams used in Europe, which contain high levels of lemon balm, are not available in the United States. On the other hand, teas can be applied to the skin with cotton balls. Lemon balm is also available in homeopathic remedies and as aromatherapy (essential oil).

How to Take It:

Pediatric

Lemon balm may be used topically in children to treat cold sores. Speak to your health care provider for appropriate dosage for the child’s age.

Adult

For difficulty sleeping, or to reduce indigestion, flatulence, or bloating, consult a knowledgeable health care provider for the specific dose to best fit your needs. Possible doses may be as follows:

  • Capsules: Take 300 – 500 mg dried lemon balm, 3 times daily or as needed.
  • Tea: 1.5 – 4.5 grams (1/4 – 1 teaspoonful) of dried lemon balm herb in hot water. Steep and drink up to 4 times daily.
  • Tincture: 60 drops of lemon balm daily
  • Topical: Apply topical cream to affected area, 3 times daily or as directed.

For cold sores or herpes sores, steep 2 – 4 teaspoonfuls of crushed leaf in 1 cup boiling water for 10 – 15 minutes. Cool. Apply tea with cotton balls to the sores throughout the day.

Precautions:

The use of herbs is a time honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, contain components that can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under the supervision of a health care provider qualified in the field of botanical medicine.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take lemon balm.

Possible Interactions:

Lemon balm may potentially interact with the following medications:

Sedatives, thyroid medications — Lemon balm may interact with sedatives and thyroid medications. If you are taking sedatives (for insomnia or anxiety) or medications to regulate your thyroid, ask your doctor before taking lemon balm.

HIV medications — It is not clear whether lemon balm interacts with antiretroviral agents. At this time, avoid use of lemon balm if you’re taking medication for HIV.

Alternative Names:

Balm mint; Blue balm; Garden balm; Honey plant; Melissa officinalis; Sweet balm.

 

 

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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