Weight loss + Metabolism Boosting
Antioxidant + Anti-Aging
Cholesterol Lowering + Heart Health
Ginger Shot: Ginger root about the size of your hand (X2 if you want to make a few shots) + 1 apple
Green Boost: 1/2 cucumber, 4 handfuls of spinach + 1 tablespoon spirulina powder
Cumin Elixir: 2 oranges, 2 tablespoons Turmeric + 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
Antioxidant Hormone Balance Boost: 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, handful of blueberries + 1/2 tablespoon Maca powder
Aloe Flush: 1 aloe leaf (1/4 cup aloe juice) + 1 lemon
Immune Boost: 2 clementine + 2 carrots + 1/2 teaspoon zinc powder
Liver Health Elixir: 2 beets + 1 tablespoon turmeric powder + handful of spinach + 1 Apple
Hangover Cure: 1/2 cup coconut water + 1 teaspoon sea salt + 2 beets + 1 celery branch + 1 handful spinach
Headache Reliever: 3 beets + 1 green apple + 1 cucumber + bushel of watercress + 1 lemon
Strawberry+Chocolate Stress Relieving smoothie juice: 3 celery branches + handful of strawberries + 1 banana + green tea powder + 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Enzyme-Rich Food Sources:
Shitake, Reishi and Maitake mushrooms
Coconut Oil Health Benefits
Fights Alzheimer's Disease+Memory boosting
Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face
Aspen - fear of unknown things
Beech - intolerance
Centaury - the inability to say 'no'
Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions
Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way
Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes
Chicory - selfish, possessive love
Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present
Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility
Gentian - discouragement after a setback
Gorse - hopelessness and despair
Heather - self-centredness and self-concern
Holly - hatred, envy and jealousy
Honeysuckle - living in the past
Hornbeam - tiredness at the thought of doing something
Impatiens - impatience
Larch - lack of confidence
Mimulus - fear of known things
Mustard - deep gloom for no reason
Oak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion
Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort
Pine - guilt
Red Chestnut - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
Rock Rose - terror and fright
Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives
Star of Bethlehem - shock
Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left
Vervain - over-enthusiasm
Vine - dominance and inflexibility
Walnut - protection from change and unwanted influences
Water Violet - quiet self-reliance leading to isolation
White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
Wild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life
Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy
Willow - self-pity and resentment
Clementine peels (pesticide-free)
Take a few stacks of fresh fig leaves. Let the leaves dry in the sun, on a radiator, or in an oven for 30 minutes on the lowest temperature to fully dry and dehydrate them.
Crumble leaves between fingers until finely shredded.
Finely chop clementine peels, let dry on a small plate.
Once peels and leaves are crumbled and dry, mix with a handful or tea (depending on how many leaves you have) and seal inside a glass jar for the flavours to infuse.
Boil water and make tea!
Rosemary Tincture Recipe
(1 handful of rosemary branch/ 1/2 cup per cup liquid)
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (pictures above) or high proof Alcohol such as vodka or brandy
Organic, Fresh Rosemary
Remove rosemary from branches, chop and place inside sterilized jars and pour liquid over herb and seal from six weeks to one year. Strain rosemary leaves when infused to your liking (you need a minimum of six weeks for the herbs to properly infuse) and take a few drops under the tongue when sick or in need of immune boosting. Herbs are not to be taken lightly, use only when necessary as with antibiotics.
Store in cool, dark place. And remember that the tincture expiration date for vinegar and vodka is much shorter than alcohol tinctures, lasting around one year
Sodium bicarbonate (IUPAC name: sodium hydrogen carbonate) is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.
Dead Sea Salts
What’s behind the magic of snail slime?
Science. Snail slime is made up of a complex network of polymers that take neither solid or fluid form. Secreted through this slime is a substance called Helix Aspersa Muller, which works to quickly regenerate and heal the snail’s skin and shell as it glides over the ground.
How does it work on the skin?
Glycolic Acid: Snail slime contains enough glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells (which is also essential for keeping sun damage at bay) and helps generate new skin cells which are formed using a stimulus called allantoin.
Allantoin: Stimulates the regeneration of skin by increasing water content within the cell and strengthening its structure. It also helps skin heal and is effective in treating irritations. Snail slime derivatives are being used in hospitals as treatment for burn victims to help heal and generate healthy skin tissue.
Collagen and Elastin: These structural proteins are what binds skin tissue. Collagen gives rigidity and elastin allows skin to stretch and return to its normal state. As you age, elastin and collagen production decreases which makes skin sag and wrinkle.
Proteins and Vitamins: Snail slime contains a perfect balance of molecules which are beneficial to the skin including Zinc, Calcium, Iron and Copper and proteins andantioxidants that work to regenerate skin cells, reduce inflammation and help the skin lock in moisture.
So go forth and put slug slime on your face and stay wrinkle-free and plump-skinned forever…. well, for the time being at least.
How it Works
Argile verte–Green Clay–is a highly fine clay and is a negatively charged substance which pushes away toxic, diseased acidic and pathological materials in the body that is said to be positively charged. On both an internal (drinking) and external (as a mask) level, the clay’s purifying action takes place by neutralizing the positive charges attached to toxins in the body, which are then flushed out through natural processes. Since clay cannot be absorbed into the blood or cells themselves, there is no way for it to for deposits in the body.
Argile Verte Uses
Face Mask: Add water. A tip... wear in shower, its much better to open and reopen pores whilst wearing mask rather than letting it dry to cracks against your skin.
Deep pore cleaning: The super fine, mineral charged clay get deep into pores, unclogging and cleansing them. The clay will literally pull out the acne infection in the skin. So if youre having a breakout, a clay mask will at first make it appear worse, but it is simply drawing out the “infections” inside the pores.
Against Acne: use bi/weekly mask, or create paste for spot treatment
Anti-aging: Frequent (though appropriate) use is said to help against the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Shrinks pores: Removes dirt from pores, tightening them together.
Doesn’t dry out skin: Unlike many drugstore/cosmetics masks, argile vert leaves skin soft and supple, not tight and dried out
Sun burn relief: Use as a paste on burnt skin but don't let dry fully
Brightens skin: Iron oxides within clay exfoliate and brighten skin
Wound Healing: Apply over cuts, scrapes, burns and other skin irritations (such as eczema) to help heal the wound and decrease chances of scarring.
Tooth paste: create paste for natural teeth cleaner (it is also said to help against tooth aches)
Detox: Mix a few tablespoons of the clay in a glass of water before going to sleep. In the morning, the larger clay particles will have sunken to the bottom and the fine-particle clay water above is what you drink. Do this for a week to flush toxins in the colon and intestines or before traveling to a country where water and food is known to cause gastro-intestinal disturbances.
Digestion: Maintains balanced digestive system. Colon cleanser. And verify with your Dr. before use, but Argile vert is known to help against stomach ulcers and complications associated with Crohns disease.
Immune System: Clay is highly charged with minerals and vitamins. Known to boost immune system by removing toxins.
Course Salt or Brown Sugar
Combine and store inside shallow jar upside down (so settles near surface) in the refrigerator until set. Store in a cool place between uses.
Green Tea: in its potent form, green tea powder is applied to acne. Green tea hosts various antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. But beauty glows from the inside of the body and green tea is consumed in great quantities in Japan, which also contributes to their clear complexions.
Camellia Oil: This oil high in fatty-acids and known to promote collegian synthesis is applied to the skin and hair. This beauty knowledge has even been recorded in The Tale of Genji as one of the secret practices of the courtesans. The oil has been proven to moisturize the skin and strengthen its protective barrier. Camellia oil also protects against aging and smooths the skin from fine lines, and strengthens and deeply moisturizes the hair and is said to be the secret behind the geisha’s shining, healthy hair.
Rice Bran: Geishas wash their hair with leftover rice water. Rice bran protects hair from UV-ray sun damage as well as being an emollient and anti-oxidant.
Silk Masks: Geishas would soak a piece of fine silk in petals that have been steamed overnight and apply it to their faces in the form of one of the earliest face masks.
Indigo: Derived from the same plant used to make dye, indigo contains tryptanthrin, a substance that is known to alleviate skin irritations, redness and inflammations and promote healing. It was used by the geishas to treat eczema, and by the samurai warriors under their armor to promote wound healing.
Sea Salt: Rough grains of sea salt is used as an exfoliant. The salt is mixed with whipped cream and used to exfoliate the skin.
|| Tian Yi for Elle Vietnam | May 2013 | Oliver Stalmans | |
Ice makes the skin’s surface more permeable=serums will be deeper absorbed
Anti-inflammatory=reducing inflammation of skin opens and unclogs pores
Reduces size of blemishes
It’ll wake you the fuck up
Natural antiseptic/antibacterial (use for disinfecting cuts as well) | anti-cancer (proved in preventing breast cancer, prostate cancer in mice and prevents melanoma/causes existing melanoma cells to attack themselves | natural liver detoxifier | Anti-inflammatory (including skin) | Natural pain-killer | Used in Chinese medicine against depression
Stimulates blood flow | Anti-Nausea | improves the body’s absorption of nutrients | Clears up the body’s microcirculatory channels (including sinuses) | Reduces digestive problems (including flatulence) | Eases menstrual cramps | Eases throat and nose congestion
Anti-inflammatory | Eases headaches | Flushes out bloating | Anti-Nausea | Eases respiratory issues/cough (eases asthma) | Stimulant against fatigue
Antioxidant filled | Anti-cancer | Reduces high bad cholesterol | Reduces systemic inflammation | Eases Gastrointestinal discomfort | Anti-bacterial