Saturday, June 19, 2010
Neroli essential oil has cell stimulating properties and helps with broken capillaries (small veins); Neroli also has antiseptic, bactericidal, cicatrisant, cytophylactic and stimulant therapeutic properties...No more hiding those sexy legs!
Neroli has a strong, yet delicate bitter-sweet fragrance; the antiseptic and bactericidal properties help keep skin problems at bay and the cytophylactic properties help to keep the skin elastic and in good shape. Neroli is often used for combating stretch marks, as well as scarring, since the cicatrisant properties will assist with both these problems. Simply add a few drops of Neroli essential oil to your favorite carrier oil (I love coconut oil) and you have yourself a wondrous massage oil to apply to your sexy legs!
Although popular for use on all skin types, as it is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, the greatest benefits are derived on more mature skin, as it helps to re-hydrate, soften and boost rejuvenation.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Our first little heirloom tomato baby! Isn't he cute?!
A few of our many organic heirloom tomato plants.
Here is one of our big beauties...can't wait to see the luscious tomatoes that come from this lovely lady!
This is our flourishing yellow squash plant...
...and here are some of the little baby yellow squash!
Here is our beautiful bean plant that we have growing up and around some bamboo...
...we think that this one is a scarlet emperor bean plant.
This is a picture of the bamboo we have drying out that we plan on using as garden trellises!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Darling Amanda from the Dragon's Den has some very high-quality, all-natural pampering products and necessities. Need a little indulgent pampering that you won't feel guilty about since you won't be exposing your body to harmful synthetic ingredients like parabens, artificial dyes, etc. Welcome to the Dragon's Den, where you don't have to feel guilty about your spa pleasures!
The products that I have purchased from the Dragon's Den are:
With cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, hemp oil, and vitamin E, this homemade Jack Frost Kiss Peppermint Lip Balm is invigorating, very nourishing, and wonderfully all-natural! I love it!
I purchased the Chamomile Neroli essential oil blend from the Dragon's Den...this oil is very high-quality, pleasingly potent, and smells delightful! This is a great mood booster!
These pure beeswax tea light candles will create a calming and/or romantic atmosphere in your home without releasing the harmful fumes that traditional paraffin candles expel.
To find out more about Dragon's Den please check out:
The Dragon's Den Etsy Shop:
The Dragon's Den Blog:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Here is a review that I received from Nancy who purchased my "Lady Liberty Weeps for Peace" hand-painted upcycled decoupage canister:
"Love her work. Well done. I have her in my Favorites and will keep an eye on her work." Nancy says of the canister: " I love it, you do a wonderful job. I will enjoy it for a long time". - Nancy
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I just went on a fun-filled four day trip to Washington D.C. with my husband (Joe), mother-in-law (Beverly), and brother-in-law (Dan). Above is a picture of Joe and I in George and Martha Washington's beautiful gardens at their gorgeous estate Mount Vernon.
Joe, Dan, and Beverly in front of the lovely Washington home at Mount Vernon.
A picture I took of the amazing Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
Joe and I in front of the white house.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Relax and escape into a soothing and floral paradise with an aromatherapy kefir bath! Kefir is wonderfully beneficial for your skin; it naturally contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that is said to reduce wrinkles or the signs of aging, and improve the overall look and feel of the skin. In kefir, alpha hydroxy acid is in the form of lactic acid.
Lactic acid naturally harmonizes with the slight acidity of our skin and hair. The lactaic acid in kefir softly dissolves the lipids that hold old skin cells together and helps to remove dead skin particles so that new skin can emerge into new radiance. Other miracles of alpha hydroxy acid found in kefir include reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scar tissue, and fading aging spots and freckles (pigmentations from sun exposure).
If you would like to make your own kefir for a calming and therapeutic bath, you can find the organic, probiotic kefir grain cultures in my etsy shop...all you need to do is purchase them once and you can make delicious, healthy kefir indefinitely!
I love to add 1/2 to a cup of kefir to my bath with some of my favorite essential oil combinations like Frankincense and Rosewood; or I will add my favorite bath oil: Plantlife's Ylang Ylang Body Oil "For Soft and Silky Skin". It has all natural ingredients; only pure essential oils (like Calendula, Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang) and carrier oils (like Apricot, Jojoba, Grape Seed, Sweet Almond and Olive). Ylang Ylang is an aphrodisiac...this silky skin aromatherapy bath would be a pleasingly arousing experience for you and your lover!