Monday, March 23, 2020


In your garden, in your patio, and even in your kitchen there are plants that yield unexpected benefits.
Health is closer than one might think. In fact, you may find it in your very, perhaps in that lush rosemary that grows on your backyard, or in the basil you keep in your kitchen. Here are 10 common plants that have healing properties you may not have known about:


It is an overly proven diuretic and your livers best friend; it helps detox your entire body. It also contains potassium, and some have used it to treat eczema, intestinal problems and arthritis. Its leaves also help to regulate blood sugar.


This is one of the oldest plants in our diet. According to recent studies, rosemary can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s decease. Also, its oils naturally fight bacteria and fungi in your body and home. Ofelia’s famous words in Hamlet “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance,” refer to the plant’s ability to strengthen memory by improving blood circulation in the brain.


Since classical antiquity, people have used lavender for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. But its very fragrance can help with anxiety, migraine, insomnia and depression.

Aloe Vera

For years, people have used the secretions of this plant to treat burns, cuts or superficial infections. It’s great for digestion, also, if you take it with juice.


The citric variation of this herb (Thymus citriodorus) is known for its positive effects on children’s digestion and its antibiotic and antifungal properties, particularly used for healing superficial wounds.


Better known for its sweet zest, celery is also a great diuretic. The seed extract of this vegetable reduces blood pressure in animals and yields sedative and anti-convulsive effects for humans. However, excessive consumption may cause photodermatitis.


According to the Medical Horticultural Society of Massachusetts, “a tea made from the leaves of sunflowers is an astringent, a diuretic and an expectorant, and it also works to reduce fevers.” Consuming sunflowers helps alleviate cold symptoms, and its ability to remove toxic substances lead the Russian Government to use it for cleaning the floors at the Chernobyl Power Plant after the nuclear disaster.


Headaches, skin irritations, nausea, pain, diarrhea and bloating are some of the many symptoms that mint alleviates. It also helps with digestion and chest congestion. Some studies suggest that it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Nepeta cataria

This plant, whose common name changes depending on where you are (cat mint, catnip, cat’s basil) is famous for inducing hallucinatory states of mind in cats. But people can chew its leaves to alleviate toothaches, fevers (because it causes sweating) and as a sedative. It is also known to repel mosquitoes much more effectively than store bought repellent.


This is another medicinal tradition inherited from the Mediterranean; basil was first used in the Greco-Roman world to repel insects and as an antidote to scorpion’s poison. People in India commonly use it to treat stress, diabetes, and asthma. New studies also suggest that basil has antiviral and antioxidant properties.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

How It Works

The active ingredient in this hand sanitizer recipe is the alcohol, which needs to comprise at least 60% of the product in order to be an effective disinfectant. The recipe calls for 99% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) or ethanol (grain alcohol, most commonly available at 90%-95%). Please don't use any other types of alcohol (e.g., methanol, butanol), as they are toxic. Also, if you use a product that contains a lower percentage of alcohol (e.g., 70% alcohol) then you need to increase the amount of alcohol in the recipe or it won't be as effective.

Essential Oils in Hand Sanitizer

In addition to adding fragrance to your hand sanitizer, the essential oil you choose may also help protect you against germs. For example, thyme and clove oil have antimicrobial properties. If you are using antimicrobial oils, only use a drop or two, since these oils tend to be very powerful and might irritate your skin. Other oils, such as lavender or chamomile, may help soothe your skin.

What You'll Need
Bowl and spoon
Bottle with pump dispenser

Materials to make hand sanitizer
2/3 cup 99 percent rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or ethanol
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
8 to 10 drops essential oil, optional

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

What do all of these women have in common?

They had a calling

They were and are courageous

They counted on themselves

They were and are Endearing

They brought strength to women of all walks of life

Their strength came from within

They never settled for less

They each paved the way for others to follow

They each achieved greatness

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

FREE Sample Size Tinted Vegan Lip Moisturizer with Every Order until St.Patrick's Day. 
Delicious Peppermint Patty Flavored with Green Glitter and Maximum hydration.