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A Beauty Remedies Favorite for Sun Damaged Hair

June 1, 2012

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This summer, if you go to the beach or use the swimming pool, you will probably be wanting to protect your skin from damage from sun exposure.

While you are at it, you may want to try a hair beauty treatment to reduce damage from the sun, salt, wind and chlorine with a beauty remedy that you can use to restore and protect your hair from sun damage. 

Our beauty remedies recipe uses lightweight hair oil as a styling aid to protect our hair and is adopted from the book Green Beauty Recipes by Julie Gabriel.

Hair Restoring Beauty Remedies Treatment

Please note that citrus oils should not be used on your skin prior to sun exposure.

Beauty Remedies Ingredients:Beauty Remedies for Hair

  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 10 drops orange oil
  • 5 drops mandarin oil
  • 5 drops neroli essential oil

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Leave for one day in the dark place for oils to infuse.

Application: Spray liberally on your hair after sun exposure. Do not rinse. Style as usual. Can also be used to mend split ends.

Storage: Store up to eighteen months in a closed container.

Click to listen to more tips on  Holistic Beauty Remedies for Your Skin and Hair by author Julie Gabriel.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition Counselor and 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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Beat the Winter Blues One Drop at a Time with Aromatherapy Essential Oils

January 5, 2012

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Winter is here. During this time of the year many of us have the winter blues or seasonal depression. Did you know that simply using flashlight three times a day might help? My radio show guest Caroline Sutherland reminded me about this effective light therapy while we were talking about anti-aging, weight loss and detox. I highly recommend you listen to the show if you missed it.

Have you triedBeat the Winter Blues One Drop at a Time with Essential Oils eating walnuts or squeezing orange skin to boost our serotonin level? Aromatherapy might help too – you can use different essential oils to reduce stress, get more energy and fight seasonal depression.

Here are some tips from Aromandina.com

  • Bergamot and Grapefruit keep negative emotions under check while Ylang Ylangrelieves any kind of mental stress.
  • If you need to regain your lost energy levels, take a pick from zesty citrus scents like Orange, Lemon and Mandarin.
  • Try Clary Sage and Jasmine to calm your senses and perk up your spirits.
  • Use these oils in a diffuser, in your bath water or as massage oil to keep yourself warm, happy and energized through the winter.
  • It may be a good idea to try out our brand new product called Citrus Delight. This bright happy and warming blend of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Lemon is just perfect for keeping blues at bay.

If you want to know how to use essential oils for weight loss, detox and healthy pregnancy, you can listen to my interview with Cristina Proano, Aromatherapy Specialist on my Radio Show for Women “Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina.”

Listen to our discussion on How to Deal with Seasonal Depression and Anxiety with Medical Intuitive and Certified Natural Health Practitioner Iuliana Lixandru.

 

And of course, always breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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Everyday Smells That Can Trigger Fatigue

February 20, 2010

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Do you always feel tired or exhausted? Feel weak and sleepy?

You might suffer from fatigue caused by everyday smells around you.

Studies show (British research) that everyday smells like coffee can make you sleepy, and trigger feelings of fatigue, headaches and even stomach ache or chest pain.Fatigue triggering smells

Here are the five most common smells that may trigger fatigue symptoms:

  • Coffee
  • Smoke
  • Hot foods
  • Chemicals
  • Paint

On the other hand, here are some scents that can fight fatigue and make you feel more energized and alert:

  • Rosemary – renews enthusiasm and boosts self esteem; provides mental clarity, stimulant of the central nervous system;
  • Litsea Cubeba – refreshing, enlivening, joyful, rejuvenating;
  • Pine -very effective for fatigue and nervous debility; might dispel melancholy.
  • Orange, Lemon, Mandarin – use zest for instant mood boost or try it as an essential oil to help beat seasonal depression.

You can use these essential oils in Aromatherapy Burner, Pillow, Quick Inhalation, Massage with Therapeutic Carrier Oil.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor and Coach

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