I was browsing the web today and came across a beautiful essential oil diy beauty kit. www.oleumvera.com. I know many of you like to mix and customize your beauty products to your own needs.
Frankincense has been used for literally thousands of years. From beauty products to embalming, to healing of skin. Not to mention it also being used to cleanse the air of sickness and disease. Together with myrrh the aroma could be used to cover the smell of death and so was used in burying practices that date back as far as the Egyptians .
There are so many benefits and uses for frankincense its properties include being antiseptic, expectorant, disinfectant, and a sedative just to name a few. The oil is also great for the immune system and is great to have on hand before cold and flu seasons start. The oil can also be used on the skin to help heal and fade scars. It has also been used to treat ulcers, hypertension, nausea and fevers.
Frankincense Face Cream
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp jojoba oil
- 2 Tbsp sweet almond oil
- 40 drops Frankincense essential oil
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Peppermint is an easy plant to grow and will replenish its self easily and quickly. If you are going to grow this plant in your herb garden make sure you are using and harvesting it for teas and its many other uses. Also mint plant verities can crossbreed, but you don’t want this. The resulting plants may not smell as pleasant and the plants medicinal properties will be weekend. The cuttings of the plant can be used to grow a new plant. Peppermint plants like well-drained soil and lots of sun.
The whole top part of the plant can be used. The leaves and steam are used in teas. Use the peppermint oil to add drops to water for tea as well or in a glass of drinking water to sooth an upset stomach.
Here are some of the uses for peppermint.
- Digestive aid
- Relieves nausea
- Helps to expel gas from the stomach and intestines
- Helps relax muscles.
- Reduces cramps and Spasms in the stomach
Peppermint oil can also be used as a mood and energy booster. The smell of that oil itself is relaxing and will help to distress you. You can mix a small amount with a carrier oil like Jojoba or sweet almond oil. Put the oil on your wrist where you can smell it throughout the day to help boost your mood and to relax you. It also improves mental alertness.
- Boil about 3 to 4 cups of water.
- Add the peppermint leaves turn heat off.
- Let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
- Pour through a tea strainer.
- Add the honey taste and enjoy.
Peppermint tea stops headache pain by opening up the brain’s constricted blood vessels, bringing relief headache pain. The tea is also great for helping to open up the sinuses. Next time you have a stuffy nose try a nice hot cup. Peppermint tea is great for helping to sooth upset stomachs and to relive some nausea.
How to Grow Peppermint
Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make homemade toothpaste that will also
Antiseptic Mouth Rinse
Use a cap full of hydrogen peroxide as a mouth rinse to help whiten teeth and kill germs that cause bad breath. You can also disinfect your toothbrush with it.
Fill a bowl of warm water and mix with an equal parts hydrogen peroxide. Soak your fingertips and toes in mix to whiten your nails. You can also add baking soda to the water just be careful not to over soak. Both hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can dry your skin out and cause burns if you over dry your skin.
Acne face wash
Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and rub over face for a as a face rinse. What this is doing is killing the bacteria that are causing acne breakouts.
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural antiseptic; therefore one of its most common uses is to clean wounds to prevent infection.