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Three Great Radish Recipes for Spring

March 20, 2012

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Why not start your spring with a super healthy spring vegetable.

Because of its high sulfur, silicon and vitamin C content, radishes are a known as a super healthy spring vegetable.  Best of all, radishes can be used as both homemade beauty remedies and weight loss detox recipes to help you feel and look younger.

I would like to share these super beauty remedies recipes with radishes for you to try and share with your family and friends.

 

Spring Radishes and Avocado Beauty Remedy

Ingredients:Weight Loss Detox and Beauty Remedies Radish Recipes

  • 8 radishes sliced
  • 1 red or white onion chopped
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup mix of arugula and baby spinach
  • parsley diced
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp cranberries
  • kelp with cayenne to season

Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Toss thoroughly.

Homemade Beauty Remedies Salad for Spring

Ingredients:

  • 5 radishes sliced
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • lemon juice from 1 lemon or 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium yellow squash, diced
  • dill diced
  • Seaweed Gomasio (sesame seeds, seaweed, and sea salt)

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients. Toss thoroughly. Sprinkle with Seaweed Gomasio.

Radish and Fennel Salad and Beauty Remedy Recipe

IngredientsDetox and Beauty Remedy Radish Recipes

  • 6 radishes sliced
  • 4 small fennel bulbs sliced
  • 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients. Toss thoroughly.

P.P.S. visit Simple Detox 101 for information about other super foods you can use in the spring to detox and cleanse naturally

Bon Appetit!

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach

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Romantic Treats and Beauty Remedies to Feel Sexy

March 7, 2012

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I’m about to tell you how you can improve your self confidence, feel more beautiful, boost your self esteem, and feel sexy all year long!  

You don’t need Valentine’s day to enjoy romantic treats and beauty remedies to feel sexy and have a fabulous time.

Try some of these great ideas to be your own Valentine any time of the year:

Romantic Treats and Beauty Remedies to Feel Sexy

I. Treat yourself as a queen by buying new sexy lingerie every other month. If you are in a relationship, your partner will appreciate it. If you are single, new sexy underwear will make you feel and look fabulous.

II. Enjoy a romantic dinner with a healthy chocolate dessert at least once a week.

Chocolate Lavender Truffles Recipe

Eat these truffles slowly in order to let the Lavender rise from your tongue to the back of your nose, sending a message of tranquility and that all is well.

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 16 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • cocoa powder

Beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Mix melted chocolate with softened cream cheese. Add lavender drops and stir well. Refrigerate for an hour. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; roll over cocoa. Refrigerate.

III. Take a  relaxing bath filled with essential oils or Romance Bath Salt every day. Some candles will also help us feel and look fabulous.

Listen to some tips on how to use essential oils to relax, feel confident and loved.

IV. Make a home-made beauty remedies facial to rejuvenate, nourish, moisturize your skin  and… relax at least twice a week.

More facial beauty remedies.

V. Have a massage, a real treat you can give to yourself or/and your partner. It  can be a real intimacy gift you can give to each other.  Apply some bpdy oil to enjoy it even more.

Are you single? Who cares! You can enjoy self-massage or foot massage to reduce stress, get rid of headaches, constipation and PMS and feel fabulous.

Try this simple foot massage to calm down,  relax and feel fabulous. Try to do it every day while you are watching TV or talking on the phone.

VI. If you are in a relationship, try to always speak the right love language, such as words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, service, touch…

Read more on five languages of love, and even maybe get the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor and Relationship Expert

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Self Love Exercise to Feel Sexy, Be Confident and Love Yourself More

March 4, 2012

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If you need more confidence and self esteem,  I have some healthy ideas to help you begin feeling feel sexy and love yourself more; if you like, you can think of them think of them as your personal beauty remedies.

Over 39% of women don’t like their bodies? What about you? Do you know your love meter number? What’s your body image like?

Do you want to meet the love of your life?  Look in the mirror.”—Byron Katie

Yes, please, look into the mirror and find something you like: your eyes, your hair or maybe it is your toes…There is always something you can like about yourself right now. Look at yourself and appreciate your body, your skin, your legs…. 10 years from now you will be so happy  to look the way you look now…

You can also try these affirmations from “Healthy Body Cards” by Louise Hay two-three times a day.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

  • I Love My AGE.
  • I Love My WEIGHT.and love yourself more
  • I Love My EYES.
  • I Love My BACK.
  • I Love My SKIN.
  • I Love My NERVES.
  • I Love My KIDNEYS.
  • I Love My BLOOD.
  • I Love My IMMUNE SYSTEM.
  • I Love My EARS.
  • I Love My GENITALS.
  • I Love My FINGERS.
  • I Love My…..
  • I Love My…..
  • I Love My…..

Loving Yourself is Healing the World! —Jaymie Gerard

P.S. Click to listen to our discussion with Mary-Beth Janssen, Health and Beauty Expert on Pleasure Healing and Self Nurturing Tips for Busy Women.

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Counselor and Health and Nutrition Coach

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Chocolate Beauty Remedy Recipes to Feel and Look Fabulous

February 14, 2012

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Are you a chocolate lover?  Is it because you appreciate chocolate for its health properties. If you know chocolate can be healthy, did you know that its because of the cacao (cocoa) beans its made from, and that healthy chocolate needs to contain at least 72% cacoa.  Cacao  contains flavonoids that have high levels of antioxidants, which can boost your immune system.  Chocolate can also protect you from heart attack and stroke by lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation and improving your mood.  Did I mention that chocolate can be used as a homemade beauty recipe to improve your skin?

So if you want to feel healthy and look fabulous, try these two homemade chocolate recipes.

Homemade Chocolate Facial Beauty Remedy Recipe

Ingredients:Two Homemade Chocolate Facial Beauty Remedy Recipes

  • 1 tsp cacao
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sour cream or yogurt / kefir or 1 tbsp avocado
  • 1 tsp oatmeal powder

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply on the face, gently massaging it so that oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water.

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound (about 250 grams) of good-quality semisweet chocolate (72% cocoa content)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose cream (or whipping cream) 
  • 1 teaspoon strong coffee
  • Cocoa for dusting

Directions:Two Homemade Chocolate Facial Beauty Remedy Recipes

Melt the chocolate. Warm up whipping cream in a saucepan. Add one teaspoon coffee to cream, stir, and remove from heat. Mix all the ingredients and stir well until thicken. Put into refrigerator for at least for thirty minutes and then form into truffle-sized balls. Roll the truffles in the cocoa. Lay out on waxed paper and refrigerate again before serving, but serve at room temperature.

Don’t forget to breathe, smile and be happy.

 

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor and Coach

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Six Fantastic Beauty Remedies and Recipes for Dry Winter Skin

December 30, 2011

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It’s cold and windy outside.  Are you taking care to pretect against dry skin and face wrinkles?

Whether yes or no, you may want to try some homemade facials and masks. Home-made facials and masks are safer than commercial brands because they contain no chemicals and toxic ingredients.

I would like to share with you these easy to make homemade facial and mask beauty remedies (facial meditations*) to heal, soften, rejuvenate, nourish and moisturize your dry winter skin. Every facial will help you relax, which is very important if you want to stay healthy during cold and flu season.

Six Homemade Beauty Remedies and Recipes for Dry Skin

Cottage Cheese Facial Beauty RemedyHomemade Beauty Remedies for Dry Skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. cottage cheese
  • 1/tsp. raw organic honey
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients and apply to your face and neck for 10-15 minutes; relax and enjoy the moment – you deserve it.  Rinse with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to eat the leftovers.

 

Avocado Facial Beauty Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp avocado, mashed with a fork
  • 1 tsp raw organic honey

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients and apply to your face and neck for 10 -15 min.; relax and enjoy the moment – you deserve it. Rinse with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to eat the leftovers.

Variations:

  • Avocado plus plain yogurt or kefir
  • Avocado plus olive oil

 

Persimmon Facial Beauty Remedy

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp mashed persimmon
  • ½ tsp raw organic honey

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients and apply to your face and neck for 10-15 minutes; relax and enjoy the moment – you deserve it; rinse with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to eat the leftovers.

 

Banana Facial Beauty Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp mashed banana
  • 1 tsp sour cream

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients and apply to your face and neck for 10-15 minutes; relax and enjoy the moment – you deserve it; rinse with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to eat the leftovers.

 

Oatmeal Facial Beauty Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp oatmeal cooked with some water

Directions:

Apply it slightly warm to your face and neck for 10-15 minutes; relax and enjoy the moment – you deserve it; rinse with lukewarm water.

 

Pumpkin Facial Beauty Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp canned or cooked pumpkin (mashed)
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Mix all the ingredients, apply to your face and neck for 10-15 minutes; relax and enjoy the moment – you deserve it; rinse with lukewarm water.

No time to make a facial? Don’t worry! Apply one of these ingredients by itself:

  • Avocado
  • Cottage cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Honey
  • Yogurt / Kefir
  • Sour Cream

* I call the time we have to enjoy our home-made masks  – facial meditation. There are a lot of variations of basic meditation. One of them suggests sitting or lying down doing nothing, but being aware of our breathing. Just sit or lie still with your mask on inhaling slowly through your nose, then exhaling through your mouth. Enjoy taking care of yourself, enjoy your facial meditation time.

Click to listen to author Julie Gabriel on Holistic Beauty Remedies for Your Face and Hair.

Click to listen to Naturopath Pamela Reilly on How to Take Care of Your Dry Winter Skin.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor

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Relax, Rejuvenate and Detox with a Healing Bath

November 26, 2011

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No matter how busy we are, we should never forget to take care of ourselves – mind, body and spirit.

One little thing you can do for yourself is to indulge yourself in a mini spa day.

This beauty remedies tip will help you relax to feel and look fabulous.

Are you ready for a homemade beauty remedy recipe that will make you feel and look fabulous?

Relax, Rejuvenate and Detox with an Essential Oils Healing Bath

By taking a relaxing healing oil bath you may be able to reduce your stress level, lower your blood pressure, heal a headache, balance your hormones, address your sleep needs to sleep better, achieve a natural weight loss, detox cleanse, and feel sexy.

According to Ayurveda, the perfect bath should stimulate all the five senses, provide relaxation and a feeling of emotional fullness. After your full body massage, you should let your skin absorb the oil for at least 15 minutes before you get into the tub. During this time, you assemble everything you will need for a full sensory experience.

Taste: It’s important to remain hydrated while you are cleansing and detoxifying your body. For a soothingRelax, Rejuvenate and Detox with an Essential Oils Healing Bath drink, try herbal teas. Nettle Tea is specially designed to calm the mind. For an energizing beverage, you can add a few teaspoons of Cocoa. Ayurveda does not recommend drinking coffee and alcohol because they stimulate the body instead of soothing it.

Sight: For a peaceful atmosphere, light a few candles and turn off the lights. Make sure you place the candles in a secure place, where you can’t knock them off while bathing.

Sound: To help you focus on your spa experience, turn off your phone and mute the answering machine. Put on your favorite soothing, low-volume music. You can also listen to a CD with pacifying melodies of nature, which will help revitalize your body, mind and spirit. If you have a portable CD player, you can place it in the bathroom but away from the bath tub for safety reasons.

Smell: Now you are ready to fill your tub with warm water. Do not bathe in hot water because it dries your skin and depletes your energy. Make sure to use a filter if the tap water is heavily chlorinated. Soften and scent your bathwater with essential oils, which come in different aromatherapy combinations such as relaxing, rejuvenating or energizing. You can also try the Epsom salts to relax your muscles.  Natural aromas will uplift your spirit. If you are planning to soak for a while, you can use bath pillows to cushion your head and neck.

Touch: Use natural sponges or scrubs such as loofah, to soften rough elbows and knees, and pumice stone to scrub calluses on your feet. Instead of petroleum-based soaps, use vegetable soaps to cleanse your skin. (adopted form Maharishi Ayurveda -www.mapi.com)

Click to listen to our discussion with Mary- Beth Janssen, Health and Beauty Expert on Pleasure Healing and Self Nurturing Tips for Busy Women.

P.S. You can also take a lavender bath with lavender essential oils, aromatherapy lavender, a tea bath, or healing oils as a beauty remedies stress reducer to detox cleanse and to feel sexy.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor and Coach

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