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herbalhealing:

I’m in the process of starting a line of my herbal preparations and natural body products, so that means I get to do a lot of experimenting!  Here is a basic lip balm formula and with a few ingredients added, like mango butter for extra nourishment and orange & cinnamon essential oils which are uplifting and invigorating.

Orange Cinnamon Lip Balm

  • 1 tablespoon mango butter
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon calendula-infused olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 15 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • A few drops of vitamin E oil (as a natural preservative)

Lip balm preparation: Coarsely chop the beeswax or use beeswax pastilles. Place beeswax, butter, and oils in a small pot or glass Pyrex measuring cup and gently heat in the top of a double boiler until the beeswax and butters have melted. Once melted, remove from the stovetop and add essential oils and vitamin E oil. Immediately pour the mixture into lip balm containers. You can purchase lip balm tubes and jars, or you can reuse glass or plastic containers. Allow to cool completely before placing caps onto the lip balm containers. Your lip balm is finished! Makes approximately 1.5 oz of lip balm.

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herbalhealing:

I’m in the process of starting a line of my herbal preparations and natural body products, so that means I get to do a lot of experimenting!  Here is a basic lip balm formula and with a few ingredients added, like mango butter for extra nourishment and orange & cinnamon essential oils which are uplifting and invigorating.
Orange Cinnamon Lip Balm 
1 tablespoon mango butter
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 tablespoon calendula-infused olive oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon beeswax
15 drops sweet orange essential oil
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
A few drops of vitamin E oil (as a natural preservative)
Lip balm preparation: Coarsely chop the beeswax or use beeswax pastilles. Place beeswax, butter, and oils in a small pot or glass Pyrex measuring cup and gently heat in the top of a double boiler until the beeswax and butters have melted. Once melted, remove from the stovetop and add essential oils and vitamin E oil. Immediately pour the mixture into lip balm containers. You can purchase lip balm tubes and jars, or you can reuse glass or plastic containers. Allow to cool completely before placing caps onto the lip balm containers. Your lip balm is finished! Makes approximately 1.5 oz of lip balm.
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herbalhealing:

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Parts used: Bark and essential oil

Benefits: What a marvelous plant!  As well known for its medicinal properties as for its delicious flavor, the cinnamon tree is native to India but is widely cultivated in most tropical regions of the world.  Though cinnamon is considered to be simply a spice by most Westerners, herbalists have been using it for centuries as a warming digestive aid.  It is a wonderful mild stimulant and can be combined with ginger to treat circulatory and digestive problems.  The plant has antiviral and antiseptic activities, making it useful for fighting infection.  Because of its delicious flavor, it’s often used in herbal formulas to mask the taste of less flavorful medicinal plants.  There are few blends that aren’t enhanced by cinnamon’s warm, spicy flavor!

Suggested uses: To make a warming tea, infuse 1/2-1 teaspoon of cinnamon bark in 1 cup of boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Combine cinnamon with ginger for circulatory problems, with chamomile for poor digestion, and with yarrow & peppermint for colds and flus.  Use the powdered bark in cooking; it is a flavorful addition to many main courses and desserts.  Add the essential oil to salve recipes and use them topically as analgesics and as warming, stimulating balms.

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herbalhealing:

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Parts used: Bark and essential oil
Benefits: What a marvelous plant!  As well known for its medicinal properties as for its delicious flavor, the cinnamon tree is native to India but is widely cultivated in most tropical regions of the world.  Though cinnamon is considered to be simply a spice by most Westerners, herbalists have been using it for centuries as a warming digestive aid.  It is a wonderful mild stimulant and can be combined with ginger to treat circulatory and digestive problems.  The plant has antiviral and antiseptic activities, making it useful for fighting infection.  Because of its delicious flavor, it’s often used in herbal formulas to mask the taste of less flavorful medicinal plants.  There are few blends that aren’t enhanced by cinnamon’s warm, spicy flavor!
Suggested uses: To make a warming tea, infuse 1/2-1 teaspoon of cinnamon bark in 1 cup of boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Combine cinnamon with ginger for circulatory problems, with chamomile for poor digestion, and with yarrow & peppermint for colds and flus.  Use the powdered bark in cooking; it is a flavorful addition to many main courses and desserts.  Add the essential oil to salve recipes and use them topically as analgesics and as warming, stimulating balms.
herbalhealing

moonmarie:

I am real.  I have internal organs.  I have fat.  And I am beautiful.  WHAT!

Photographer:  Michael Joseph Edmonds

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moonmarie:

I am real.  I have internal organs.  I have fat.  And I am beautiful.  WHAT!
Photographer:  Michael Joseph Edmonds
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fuckyeahitchywitch
Leahkins.com
ambling-emily

backtothegypsyy:

I’m building this. I have to.

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backtothegypsyy:

I’m building this. I have to.
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crucium:

Orton’s way of seeing (by Zeb Andrews)

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crucium:

Orton’s way of seeing (by Zeb Andrews)
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Flickr / rebelsabu
gastrogirl:

naturally flavored, herb-infused waters.
theyummylife.com

la-vie-en-violet:

Inspiration

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la-vie-en-violet:

Inspiration
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sunnyvibes:

this blogs dedicated to pictures like this :)
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