If you've been following my obsession with Plantain and it's wonderful powers of healing, I think you'll agree that this was a perfect therapeutic match. While it will be offering the same benefits for skin issues from the power of the plantain it will be going much deeper with the addition of Clary Sage.
I've been experimenting by massaging the new blend into my abdomen and lower back to relieve pain and discomfort from PMS as well as on my pressure points to relieve stress. There is so much more that it offers.
What does Clary Sage boast as it's benefits?
Clary sage is considered to be one of the top essential oils for hormones, especially in women. Many claims have been made as to its benefits when dealing with cramps, heavy menstrual cycles, hot flashes and hormonal imbalances. It’s also known for its ability to increase circulation, and support the digestive system.
Clary sage is said to be one of the most healthful essential oils, with anti-convulsive, antidepressant, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also a nerve tonic and sedative with soothing and warming components.
Clary sage gets its name from the Latin word “clarus,” which means “clear.” Thus, aroma-therapeutic benefits are about cleansing and clearing the mind from heavy clutter that bogs us down.
This surely a favorite! Cedar-wood, Douglas Fir and White Fir essential oils are in this refreshing , calming and grounding blend. Another lovely addition to the already wonderfully powerful healing effects of plantago major.
Douglas Fir is called the oil of "generational wisdom".
White Fir helps us to release toxic generational patterns, Douglas helps us tap into the experience and knowledge offered.
Fir essential oils contain high concentration of antiseptic organic compounds that stimulate the immune system and prevent dangerous infections, fir needle essential oil can be a powerful tool that keeps your body health inside and out.
Cedar-wood is a grounding oil that can promote emotional balance, relaxation, and can be used in several instances to calm the mind. It has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. Cedar has also been used as a natural antibiotic to treat various infections and cleanse the body.
A bath works similarly to smudging, except it conducts the cleansing through water instead of air. Smudging with smoke is ritual alchemy — changing and shifting the air element, and transforming our current experience to a mystical one. Doing this with the element of water is no different.
Simmer the tea bag in a large pot of water for about 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and let it steep for another 15 minutes. While that steeps, run your bath.
When ready, pour entire contents of pot into the tub, including the tea bag.
Slide into the tub, meditate, submerge your head under the water 3 times with the intent of clearing your body, soul, spirit, and mind. Concentrate on each chakra, on cleansing and resetting them, clearing them, balancing them.
Cedar is known to be both cleansing and protective, while white sage gives wisdom, clarity and increasing spiritual awareness. It’s no accident that we refer to wise people as 'sagely'.
Cedar has also been used as a natural antibiotic to treat various infections and cleanse the body. Hot cedar baths are used for treating dry skin. When used externally, sage has many antimicrobial properties. It has traditionally been used to treat various skin conditions.
There is also dried grapefruit peel and Celtic Sea salt added to each tea bag to ground, revive and awaken your skin and your spirit.
Light candles, burn some incense or even a mixture of sage and cedar as you bathe. Speak your words of intention and when you are done, drain the tub, watching to see that all of the negativity or troubles you have cleansed, go down the drain. Give a quick rinse and you're done. Feeling lighter and more grounded, protected and refreshed.
My Dandelion Orange Creamsicle Lip and Skin butter has been perfected and is oh so lush, creamy, fresh and light!
Although I'm calling it a skin butter, you can absolutely use it for your lips still! As is with ALL of my wares, a little goes a long way so you can use it sparingly and get amazing results.
Dandelion petals are incredibly nutritious whether used internally or topically. This batch is from the harvest from the Spring of 2017, created using only organic coconut oil, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin E, pure wild orange essential oil and wild foraged dandelion flowers.
Looks like Spring and smells like Summer!
The scent is not overpowering, it's light and creamy.
1/4 oz pots @ $6 each or 3 for $15
Dandelion petals contain:
Magnesium has been shown to break apart different fats and oils and, therefore, can help aid in reducing skin oiliness. Magnesium is also a precursor for vitamin C, and specifically helps vitamin C express itself in the skin, where it has antioxidant effects.
Potassium also helps with the growth of new cells. When your body is able to produce new cells, your skin will become healthier.
Manganese helps absorb vital minerals like magnesium.
Inspired by The Black Sheep Lounge in our hometown of Welland, Ontario
Coffee at this art-filled lounge is full-bodied and dark, like a good, poetic mind. Inspiration hit and this luscious balm was created.
Created with ethically sourced beans, not fair trade beans.
Delicious, velvet lip balm infused with a premium ethically sourced beans.
Coconut oil, avocado oil, vitamin E, ethically sourced coffee beans and bee's wax.
Not only is this balm a healing wonder for your lips, it perks up your skin as a moisturizer and soothes and reduces puffy, tired eyes.
Coffee and a kiss!
$4 ea. or 3 for $10 +s/h shipping prices vary according to area
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