Year: 2018

Natural Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe

I have had many requests for a natural laundry soap recipe so here it is. This is a recipe I tweaked until it was the way I wanted it. The good  thing is that you can make this laundry soap with supplies that you may already have. This laundry soap is free of chemicals. You can choose to leave out the essential oil if you prefer it to be unscented. This natural soap will get you clothes clean and will not irritate your skin since it is made with natural ingredients. If you have baking soda, water, salt and castile soap you can make this recipe. Castile soap is natural and vegan. It can be found at a pharmacy or some grocery stores. Here is the recipe.

Natural Liquid Laundry Soap

2 c hot water, 1 c baking soda, 1/3 c salt and 1 c Castile soap, 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

Add first three ingredients to a clean jug or bottle. Shake well. Add 1 cup Castile soap. Add essential oil if you desire a light scent. Pour into smaller container with lid. Use 1/4 cup per load of laundry.

Honey Benefits For The Skin

There are numerous facts and tests that show raw honey is very good for the skin. It is a moisturizer and is full of nutrients. Yes, many people eat honey, but now it is becoming more popular to use honey in skin care products. Many people don’t use a face cream. They just use honey¬† as their moisturizer. More Dermatologists are agreeing that honey is very beneficial to the skin to smooth wrinkles and fight acne. There are many people who say honey works better than an anti-aging cream. Find out for yourself by studying these facts and trying these recipes.

Honey can be used as a moisturizer and anti-aging cream. A simple way to try using honey is to apply it to your face and leave it on for 15-30 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and pat dry with a cloth. Make sure you use raw honey or natural honey. Honey is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Some of the vitamins in the raw honey are riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate and vitamin C. Honey also contains anti-oxidants. Some of these anti-oxidants are chrysin, pinobanksin, catalase, and pinocembrin. There are also minerals like zinc and selenium in honey. There are also amino acids, organic acids and anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Honey is also a natural preservative.

Honey is used to clear up acne. Mix raw honey and some turmeric. Place this mix directly on red pimples. This will help the pimple to clear up overnight. Honey can also be used to treat cuts and burns. Honey can also be used to treat ringworm.

You can use honey directly or make a honey mask. You can also buy honey soap to wash with. There are even more benefits for using raw honey on your skin. You can test the honey to make sure it is raw or natural honey. Put a drop on your thumb. If it spreads it is not raw honey. If it stays thick it is raw honey. Put a spoonful of honey in a glass of water. Pure honey goes to the bottom and will dissolve gradually after stirring. Honey that is not raw starts dissolving immediately.

 

 

Peppermint Essential Oil

Not all mint essential oils come from the same plant. Peppermint essential oil does not come from the same plant that Spearmint, Wintergreen or Eucalyptus essential oils come from. Since the mint plants are different, they produce different essential oils. Each plant has a specific look, taste and scent. Each plant also effects are bodies in different ways.

Peppermint tea has become popular because it helps to get rid of stomach problems such as cramps and digestion problems. To make Peppermint Tea you should get a fresh peppermint leaf. Add it to a pan of water. Boil this on the stove. Let it steep for fifteen minutes. Use a small strainer as you pour the fresh, Peppermint Tea in your mug or tea cup. It is best to drink this while it is still warm. Sip it slowly and allow your body to digest it. This will also help to warm you up on a cold day. You will also feel relaxed and refreshed.

Peppermint essential oil has a refreshing aroma. This helps to bring mental clarity to our minds. Peppermint oil has many healthy benefits for the body. It relieves indigestion and stomach issues. This essential oil provides pain relief and headache relief. Peppermint essential oil also soothes sore muscles quickly. Essential oil should never be ingested or applied to the skin without being added to something such as a tea or lotion.

 

Rose Essential Oil Benefits and Facts

Roses have been a popular flower to express love for ages. The rose essential oil comes from Damascus Roses because they are considered the most fragrant of roses. The fragrance that comes from these flowers are from the essential oil. Rose essential oil has been known to arouse romantic feelings which increases the romantic mood. Rose essential oil also helps to calm and uplift you. It has been used to fight depression and anxiety.

Rose essential oil also is good for keeping bacteria from staying in the body. It has been used to fight bacteria from ingesting poison and other harmful diseases. This essential oil helps to fight infections and cure fevers, typhoid and intestine infections. Rose essential oil helps relieve rheumatism, arthritis, and menstrual cramps.

Rose essential oil is known mostly for the healthy effect it has on the skin and hair. Place some Rose floral water on your skin and it will help your skin to age less. It helps reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. Rose essential oil products help to fight acne. You may use the Rose flower as a way to make a Rose tea to ingest in order to help relieve stomach infections and reduce fevers.

Lemon Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Lemon essential oil has many benefits for the mind and body. It is also a good disinfectant and cleaner for other items such as metal surfaces, bath tubs, cabinets, knives and clothing. The lemon essential oil also has a nice aroma. This makes it a good air freshener for the home or workplace. Many time lemon air freshener is used in offices because it stimulates the brain and also provides a positive state of mind. This increases work activity and a positive attitude. Lemon essential oil is one of those rare oils that has a stimulating and calming effect on the mind. This helps a person to be more focused and motivated.

Many people use hair products and natural shampoo with lemon essential oil in it because this is healthy for the hair. Lemon essential oil has vitamin C in it and is known to help the hair to be stronger and shinier. Lemon essential oil is also good for the skin. It reduces oils in the skin so this really helps people with oily skin, pimples or acne. Lemon essential oil is known to fight skin problems like acne and reduce dandruff. This is why it is used in many skin and hair products. It is also used in many room cleaners because of its disinfectant and antiseptic properties.

Lemon essential oil helps fight infections like fever, malaria and typhoid. It helps to fight stress disorders, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. It also has anti-fungal properties. If you drink lemon juice your appetite will be satisfied which causes less over eating which helps with weight loss. Lemon juice or lemonade is a tasty drink as well as a healthy drink because it contains vitamin C. Lemon essential oil also stimulates white blood cells which help to fight infection and disease.

Inhaling the lemon essential oil improves concentration. A healthy way to do this is get a bowl of hot water. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil. Put a towel over your head and inhale. This will also help improve any sinus issues one may have. It opens the nasal passage. Lemon essential oil has been used to help fight asthma since it does reduce breathing problems and help the breathing to be more steady and better air flow.

Lemon essential oil helps with stomach issues. Part of the reason it is used in cooking is because it helps the digestion process. Lemon essential oil helps to cure indigestion, upset stomach, cramps and acidity. This helps with problems like acid reflux, menstrual cycles and digestion problems.

Lemon essential oil has many useful properties in cleaning our homes and taking care of our bodies. Lemon essential oil is also used in many aromatherapy recipes because of its healing properties and also its nice, fresh aroma.

 

Lovely Lavender Fun Facts

Lavender is not only a beautiful flower but it has many healthy benefits. Did you know that some people eat the Lavender plant? Well, they do. There are different ways to use Lavender in your food. Lavender is known to be calming to the mind and a good bug repellent. There are many benefits for the skin from Lavender.

As far as cooking goes I have never cooked food with Lavender. I have known some people who have used it to make Lavender ice cream. I have also known some who drink Lavender tea. This tea is made by picking some fresh Lavender and allowing it to steep in a pan of boiling water on the stove. When it has steeped for fifteen to twenty minutes, you may remove the pan and it’s contents from the stove. You may put a small strainer over a mug or teapot. Pour the tea in the strainer and allow the liquid to get in the cup. Now you have Lavender tea without the flowers in the way. You may drink this just how it is or add a little honey to sweeten. Many cooks garnish their food with Lavender flowers. It looks pretty and they say it gives the food a light Lavender taste. Some add it to their salad and have a Lavender salad.

 

Lavender is known to have many beauty health benefits. Some traditions form long ago in Rome and Egypt are still practiced in the U.S. and other parts of the world. One of these traditions was to make Floral or Lavender Water. Floral water can be made with Roses, Honeysuckles and pretty much any flower you want. Get some fresh flowers, like Lavender. Put the Lavender in a container with water. put a lid on it and store overnight. When you open it the next day you will notice the lovely Lavender aroma. You may splash it on your skin to be used as a natural perfume. You may also wish to pour a little in your warm bath or add some Lavender flowers to your bath.

Lavender essential oil is used in many bath products such as soap and lotion because of it’s benefits for the skin. It can soothe dry skin, help clear up acne, reduce dark circles, heal scrapes and bruises and repel bugs. Many people put a Lavender plant outside their home to keep ants and mosquitoes away. Some people will place a few drops of Lavender essential oil, which comes directly from the Lavender plant, in a bowl of hot water. They will inhale this a little at a time to reduce stress and headaches.

Wow Rosemary Essential Oil Is Gold

Someone had asked me to make a natural shampoo with Rosemary essential oil. Years ago I thought Rosemary was just an herb used for cooking. Now I know how beneficial it is. The reason some people want a shampoo with Rosemary essential oil is because it has so many benefits for the hair. It helps the hair to grow longer and thicker. It adds shine and the best benefit to me is that it helps to clear dandruff or dry scalp issues. With all the practical uses for Rosemary essential oil it is getting very popular and hard to find in stores. I was looking online to buy it and found that the price has went way up. Instead of buying 2 ounces for 6.95 it is now 17.95. This is why I say if you have essential oil or know how to make it from the Rosemary plant it is like gold. There are also some medical and mental issues Rosemary oil helps with like fighting depression and reducing earaches.

Rosemary can be combined with other essential oils to make some really nice skin care and soap. Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Lavender and Orange are just a few other essential oils that combine well with Rosemary essential oils. Rosemary helps reduce dry skin. There are numerous ways to use Rosemary essential oil to benefit you.