“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
Air purifiers have become a necessity in a polluted city like New York. Unfortunately, quality purifiers can run anywhere between $300 - $1000 before you include the maintenance costs. Ouch!
Got a “black thumb”? Fret not. One of the mightiest air purifying plants is also the hardest to kill. We all know that ALOE VERA is fantastic for its copious skincare benefits but did you know it is also one of the most effective air cleaners on the planet?
If you happen to be a lucky green thumber, planting a lush bamboo palm will help you eliminate all the nasty gases and petrochemicals like trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and ammonia out of your home.
There is absolutely no need to spend a lot of money on your baby's cleansers. Initial investment on bulk ingredients will pay itself off in no time. This is a natural, non-toxic and cost effective solution for moms on a budget.
What you'll need is UNSCENTED castile soap, steam-distilled Roman chamomile essential oil, vegetable glycerin or aloe vera gel and that's it!
This multi-purpose shampoo is absolutely fantastic and safe to use on your newborn's skin.
Happy sudsing :)
1 recycled bottle
1 cup of filtered water
2 tbsp of castile soap
1 tbsp of glycerin or aloe vera gel
few drops of Roman chamomile essential oil
Mix all ingredients together in a bottle and VOILA! You're all set.
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Pure Organic Aloe Gel: https://amzn.to/2yzrAMA
Organic steam-distilled Roman chamomile essential oil: https://amzn.to/2EGBXnt
How to make the BEST skin toner with just 2 or 3 ingredients? Next time you use rice in your cooking do the following: Soak organic rice in cool filtered water for a few min before cooking. Save the water. Let it ferment for a couple of days then cook it for a couple of min on high heat to stop the fermentation process. OPTIONAL: Stir in some high quality Matcha green tea into the mixture for extra vitamins and to tone down redness. Store in a glass container and refrigerate. Toner can keep in the fridge for about a week.
Never in a million years would I thought I would be following in your footsteps. I have been a singer, an opera singer, all my life and I have created my entire life around music. As immensely rewarding the world of music can be, the business of singing was a frustrating one for me. Lack of opportunities created a void in my life that I needed to fill. I needed a creative outlet to express myself, to preserve the health of my sanity during periods of no creative work. My brain would be fried after a full 10 hour day job and I was falling victim to depression.
You came back to me during darkest times. The memories of us working in your garden, processing plants for the healing elixirs you expertly mixed in order to help others, inspired me to create this little company that is now helping others with their skincare needs. Some of the best memories of my childhood include my work with you. I remember looking up to you in awe of your infinite wisdom, your abundant knowledge of medicinal plants and chemistry. Every seed you planted blossomed into most beautiful and luscious plants I have ever seen. Your energy was inexhaustible, your humility inspiring.
I missed your funeral because you lived overseas. Being unable to afford the flight to say my final goodbye to you is a permanent wound in my heart, my life’s only regret.
This little business of mine is created in your honor and your memory and my love and respect for you is reflected in every product we create.
“After the WWII none of us had much money in these parts of Europe. When my kids were little we got hit by a major earthquake and families were loaned a small montage house in the city's outskirts. The best part of the entire ordeal was that the house came with a little piece of land that I converted into a garden. This tiny garden fed my children and was the only reliable source of income for the family when I started making my ointments with the plants I grew. The garden is my refuge, my meditation. Making a comfortable living from a tiny piece of land is very rewarding and fulfilling. I learned gardening through experience. I sometimes sing to the plants and I always say a prayer every time I plant a seed. It can’t hurt. People would tell me they could feel the love from the seed that I planted and cultivated. You wouldn’t believe how many young women came to ask me to cook them beautifying treatments for various skin conditions. My pantry was filled with jars and bottles with plant tinctures. I even used these grapes from the front porch in my treatments. Learning about the soil can teach you everything you need to know about life. No one is born with a green thumb but everyone is born with imagination and curiosity. You have to learn about the soil, about chemistry, about plants. Pay attention in school. “ ~ Grandma
What you will need:
Purified water 100 g
Vegetable glycerin 3 g
Freeze dried aloe vera powder 1 g
Agar agar 1 g
Safe preservative – Benzoylalcohol-DHA 0,5 g
Alternate recipe if you are using pure plant:
Aloe vera gel extracted from the plant directly – 95 g
Vegetable glycering 3g
Agar agar 1 g
Safe preservative – Benzylalcohol-DHA 0.5 g
First mix agar agar slowly, little by little into the glycerin (xanthan gum is a good substitute). Stir in the water and slowly adding the freeze-dried aloe. Continue mixing until fully dissolved.
Wait 15 min, stir again until the desired consistency is achieved and mix in the preservative.
If you are using the pure plant gel, all you need to do is replace the water in the previous recipe with aloe gel.
*Important to add * You will need to store the gel in a dark container because aloe oxidises rapidly.
How to make the BEST skin toner with just 2 or 3 ingredients? Next time you use rice in your cooking do the following: Soak organic rice in cool filtered water for a few min before cooking. Save the water. Let it ferment for a couple of days then cook it for a couple of min on high heat to stop the fermentation process. OPTIONAL: Stir in some high quality Matcha tea into the mixture for extra vitamins and to tone down redness. Store in a glass container. You're welcome! Xo