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Healing Bath Detox and Anti-Aging Remedies and Recipes

February 1, 2011

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Are you ready for  some pleasure healing? Would you like to take a healing bath as a small treat to yourself?

A healing bath is the best help with sleep and anti-aging remedy. A healing bath can also help nourish and rejuvenate your skin, detox our body and relax your muscles and mind.

I would like to share with you several bath beauty remedies to detox your body, soften your skin, refresh your brain and make you feel and look fabulous.

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

I. Natural Body Scrub Beauty RecipesDetox Baths for Sleep Help and as Healthy Beauty Remedies

  • Almond Butter Scrub

Get some almond butter and use it as a body scrub to rejuvenate and nourish your skin. Almonds are rich in vitamin E to make our skin smooth and glowing.

  • Sugar and Spice Body Scrub

Add one cup sugar to ¼ cup olive or almond oil; mix in one teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger powder. Use in the shower for a morning wake up ritual. Your skin will smell as sweet as pumpkin pie. (from www.ecomii.com)

II. Rejuvenating and Nourishing Detox Healing Bath Recipes

  • Ginger BathDetox Baths as Healthy Beauty Remedies

Peel and coarsely chop an inch of whole ginger and put it in an old stocking, tying one or both ends to keep the ginger inside. Place in a tub with very warm running water. A ginger bath will help to detox your body and soothe your skin.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

If you’re tired and worn out, try adding half a cup of vinegar to your bath. You’ll be surprised at how invigorating this is.

  • Milk Bath

Cleopatra could afford a bath in pure milk, but, hey, most of us don’t have the deep pockets she had. So if you want to try a less expensive milk bath, add a cup of instant milk powder to your bath water. Doing so will help you have silky soft skin. You could also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to relax you before bed. (all three bath ideas are adopted from www. chetday.com)

*Click to listen to Beauty Expert Mary Beth Janssen on Pleasure Healing: Self Nurturing with Mindful Practices and Sacred Spa Rituals.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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Natural Beauty Sleep Remedies and Stress Relief Techniques for Your Sleep Needs

January 20, 2011

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How is your beauty sleep nowadays? How many hours do you normally sleep?  Subject to individual variations, we women normally should sleep 8-hour a day.

Sleep can help us reduce stress, prevent headaches and migraines, manage weight gain, deal with hormonal imbalance. and menopause.  If we have less stress and enough sleep, we feel happier and look younger, don’t we?

If you are able to reduce your stress level, you will be able to fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply.Beauty Sleep Remedies and Stress Relief Tips for Your Sleep Needs

Natural Beauty Sleep Remedies and Stress Relief Techniques for Your Sleep Needs

1. Make to-do-list or write a Journal

  • Journalling is one of the the best stress management tools and stress relief techniques. You can write in your journal twice a day (morning / evening reflections) or only once-in the evening. Always remember to acknowledge what you are grateful for and what you appreciate yourself for

2. Take a relaxing bath

for trouble falling asleep:

  • 2 oz. passionflower leaves and flowers
  • 1 oz. valerian root
  • 1 oz. violet blossoms

as an insomnia remedy:

  • 2 oz. hops flowers
  • 1 oz. lavender blossoms
  • 1 oz. Siberian-ginseng root

3. Have regular sex

  • Numerous studies show that healthy sex life enhances your relationship, relaxes your body, releases ‘happy’ chemicals, helps lose some weight (30 to 50 calories in 30 minutes), and even promotes wellness as well as welcomes sleep.

4. Avoid food and activities that can interfere with sleep.

  • It is always important to remember what to avoid for a better sleep. Here are some of super unhealthy foods that can affect sleep:
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • High-protein foods
  • High-fat foods
  • Intense physical activities in the evening
  • Cell phones

Click to learn about other sleep remedies and insomnia remedies from eBook “DeStress – 101 – The Survival Kit for Busy Women”.

 

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

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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Homemade Beauty Recipes for a Natural Exfoliation Instant Face Lift

August 28, 2010

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Did you know that on any given day you are exposed to up to 500 chemicals?  All these toxic chemicals can cause cancer, hormonal imbalance, headaches, menopause problems, headaches, etc.

If you are interested in reducing your exposure to these chemicals, start by using safer personal care products, or by making your own homemade beauty remedies.

Listen to an interview with Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics on how to avoid chemicals in personal care products and which alternatives are safer.

If you prefer homemade beauty remedies for natural face lift, exfoliation, rejuvenation and moisturizing your skin, I would like share with you  two homemade beauty recipes I adopted from the book The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Guide to Organic Natural Skin Care. by Julie Gabriel. They helped to make my skin more glowing and younger looking.

Yogurt Face Scrub Natural Exfoliator Beauty Recipe

  • 20 gr of powdered brewer’s yeastYogurt Face Scrub Natural Exfoliator Beauty Remedy
  • 2 tsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp almond meal
  • 1 tsp raw honey

Mix all ingredients. Use scrub immediately, and do not store in the refrigerator.

Clay and Egg Mask as a Deep-Cleansing Face Lift Beauty Recipe

  • 2 tbsp white clay Clay and Egg Mask as a Deep-Cleansing Face Lift Beauty Recipe
  • 1 tbsp
  • corn flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 drop chamomile oil

1. Blend ingredients; mix well to dissolve egg white completely.  Apply to clean, dry face. If paste is too thick, you can add a little bit of  freshly brewed chamomile tea. Let it dry and wash off with warm water. Yo can keep the mix in the refrigerator for a week. (adopted from the book The Green Beauty Guide..)

* Click to listen to more Holistic Beauty Remedies with author Julie Gabriel.

* Click to listen and try facial exercises for natural face lift with Cynthia Rowland,Facial Fitness Expert and Creator of Facial Magic. 

* Click to listen to our discussion with Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics on How to Find Safer Personal Care Products.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach, Counselor and Radio Show Host

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Papaya Beauty Remedies for Luscious Lips

July 14, 2010

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In a previous article on lycopene, we learned that super foods can be used to protect our skin and face from sun damage; papaya, rich in natural enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids is one such food. Papaya and other fruits, can also be used to make a honey face mask by adding honey or plain yogurt.
But did you know that you can also use papaya to make your lips look luscious and flake free?

I would like to share with you one of my favorite beauty remedies on how to make a lip facial to exfoliate your lips with papaya.

Lucious Lips with Lip Facial and Natural Face Mask Beauty Remedies

For a quick lip exfoliation, use ripe, juicy papaya. You can use leftovers from a fruit salad or dessert. Mash the papaya flesh into a juicy paste so that you get at least a tablespoon of puree.

Apply a generous amount of papaya pulp to the lips and skin around the lips. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy smooth, flake-free lips.

For even quicker exfoliation, rub the inside of papaya skin against your lips for a few minutes.

By the way, pineapple has also natural enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids that can be used for face exfoliation to rejuvenate, restore elasticity and add glow to our skin.  So, next time you want to make a pineapple and papaya smoothie as an energy booster or midday snack, don’t forget it is one of the best lip facial beauty remedies.

P.S. Don’t miss our discussion with holistic nutritionist and author of her best selling book The Green Beauty Guide, Julie Gabriel. Click to listen to lots of tips on beauty remedies for Summer skin and hair.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Expert

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Dry Skin Brushing Beauty Remedy for Better Sleep and Energy

June 22, 2010

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Did you know that dry skin brushing can be used to cleanse your lymph and help you look and feel fabulous. I would like to share with you a geat beauty remedy for your body that may help you with your sleep needs, feel younger, reduce stress, get more energy and maybe even improve your relationship and sex life.

Mary McGuire-Wien, yoga and cleanse juice expert explains everything you need to know about dry skin brushing:

 

P.S.  Don’t miss our discussion on juice cleansing with Mary McGuire-Wien, founder of the American Yogini Retreats. Click to listen now.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor, Coach and Women’s Radio Show Host

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Tasty Cucumber Soup with Radishes and Mint Beauty Recipe

May 31, 2010

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Cold soups are very easy to make and they make a perfect meal for a hot summer day. If you listened to our interview with Robyn Webb, an award winning cookbook author with tips on How to Eat, Feel and Look Sexy in Summer, you already know that she likes Cucumber Soups.

I would like to share with you this healthy Cucumber Soup recipe I adopted from www.thedailygreen.com and which you can use as one of my  favorites to make you feel and look fabulous during a swimsuit season. Cucumbers and radishes are rich in silica which helps reduce wrinkles. They both can also be used to detox and cleanse your intestines to maintain glowing skin.Easy Detox Cucumber Soup Beauty Remedies Tip

Homemade Cucumber Soup Recipe

  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 medium-size seedless cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 cups very ripe honeydew melon
  • 8 radishes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp each Kosher salt and pepper
  • Sprinkling of snipped fresh chives
  • A small dollop of greek yogurt

In a blender, puree 3/4 cup each greek yogurt,  a cucumber, in chunks, salt, and garlic. Pour into a bowl. Add 2 cups very ripe honeydew to blender; puree. Add to cucumber mixture and stir to combine; chill.

Radishes: combine in a bowl with fresh mint,  lime juice, salt and pepper.

To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with radish salsa, a sprinkling of snipped fresh chives, and a small dollop of greek yogurt.

Bon Appetit!

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor Coach, and Women Radio Show Host

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