28 August 2015 -
Posted by Kathryn Kos under DIY
Honey is a pretty amazing real food! In this book “The Honey Cure”, Aubrey Azzaro discusses some of the many health and personal benefits to consuming raw honey. Aubrey describes in detail, 28 beneficial uses for honey. This book is simple, easy to read, and informative. It is great for people who are seeking alternative ways to increase their health, rather than relying on western medical interventions. She also reveals some fun uses for honey, such as a hair-moisturizing mask.
This book first describes some of the basic components of honey, such as: amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Raw honey also contains a small amount of probiotics, or beneficial gut bacteria. The author discusses that there are over 300 types of honey, depending on the pollen collected from the bees and the region the bees come from. Therefore, the components of the honey vary based upon the region. The darker the honey, the more nutrients are in it.
Each section of the book focuses on a different therapeutic use for honey. The section begins by describing how honey is helpful for that particular condition, why it is helpful, and how to use it for the best benefit. Honey can help with things like eczema, seasonal allergies, acne, scarring, and dandruff. It also acts as a natural energy booster, and can be used for more simple things like moisturizing the hair.
This book is short, straight to the point, and provides in-depth and concentrated information about the benefits of honey and applies them to a wide variety of conditions. If you are looking for some easy information to get started with honey, this book is a great start for you. It flows nicely, and has some very valuable information. Get your copy here.
As promised, here is a continuation of our post on essential oil combinations that can be added to your magnesium oil, lotion, or bath – my personal preference being lotion or bath, in this case. These blends of essential oils are at a ratio that may suit our preference, but don’t hesitate to adjust them according to your own, if you feel the urge.
Whereas the previous post was based more on functional essential oil recipes for specific purposes, these two certainly lean more towards satisfying scent preferences and setting a mood. Enjoy!
(Ylang Ylang 6, Patchouli 5, Blood Orange 5, Lavender 5, Sandalwood 9, and Jasmine 3)
Patchouli: Sweet, relaxing, and decidedly sensual, patchouli has wound its way throughout the world as a highly popular essential oil. Rich and exotic in nature, this oil is common in both massage oils as well as perfumes – often being used as a fixative. Its medicinal properties range everywhere from anti-depressant to anti-wrinkle, and a wide range in between.
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Our magnesium products are created with several things in mind – one of which is keeping them as hypoallergenic as possible. In this case, that translates into keeping our products scent-free. For most people, that’s probably just fine and dandy… but if you’re anything like me, you like to have a variety of subtle, natural scents to select from depending on your mood.
For those who want to channel their inner mixologist and create a customized blend, there are a wide variety of essential oils from which to choose from ranging from sweet and spicy, to sultry and musky. There really is no end to the combinations you can make – it all depends on your olfactory preferences. If you are familiar with essential oils, then you also know that each of them can be used for specific purposes (such as lavender for relaxation). Then, of course, there are the purely for pleasure scent combinations.
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31 August 2012 -
Posted by Ashley under DIY, General
We’ve had some great feedback from customers using our products in some very creative ways and thought we’d take the opportunity to share some of these ways that people are getting MORE from their magnesium!
Magnesium for Hair & Scalp
Give it a try: Add a few spritzes of magnesium oil or a squeeze of the gel to your scalp in the shower, massage it in thoroughly, then wash it out.
This is probably the second most popular “off-label” use for our magnesium products, and for good reason. Feedback coming in from customers is showing benefits to not only scalp health, but hair health as well for those using our magnesium oil and gel on their heads.
Dealing with dandruff? Studies have shown that many forms of pityriasis (flaking of the skin) respond well to topical magnesium applications. Try adding our Ancient Minerals magnesium gel while bathing or showering – apply it to your scalp after wetting your hair, massage in and let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
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