Rosemary a Wonder Herb

I must say, I love, love, ROSEMARY this wonder herb is great for many different things. You can experiment with it when exercising your culinary skills, or if you play with creating your own bath and body products.  Per Wikipedia this herb is known as:
Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers …   Rosemary is an herb. Oil is extracted from the leaf and used to make medicine.  You can research other sources for a more creditable definition or more information.

Rosemary

I personally use rosemary for cooking, this herbs has such a great aroma giving fish, poultry or meats a great savory taste.  I also use it in creating our Skin Candy handcrafted soaps and other bath and body products.  Stringently enough, when using our Simply Fresh rosemary soap bar, I found that it’s great for untangling my hair.  This is a blessing for me with C 3 type curls.   But that is not it’s only benefit, it’s known for helping with hair loss, it’s also good for many other ailments.  WebMD have listed the following medicinal uses for Rosemary:

It is used for digestion problems, including heartburn, intestinal gas (flatulence), liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite. It is also used for gout, cough, headache, high blood pressure, and reducing age-related memory loss.

Rosemary is used topically (applied to the skin) for preventing and treating baldness; and treating circulation problems, toothache, a skin condition called eczema, and joint or muscle pain such as myalgia, sciatica, and intercostal neuralgia. It is also used for wound healing, in bath therapy (balneotherapy), and as an insect repellent.
Unfortunately some women use rosemary to increase menstrual flow and causing abortions.  We don’t recommend.

We at Skin Candy use Rosemary in manufacturing our soaps and other bath and body products using the essential oils as a component to scent our products.   For more Skin Candy Spa Product information please visit our website at:  www.skincandyspa.com

We always like to include a little something for our wonderful readers.  Today we have our special rosemary bath salt scrub recipe.  Please treat yourself, and provide your body some much needed Skin Candy:

Today’s relaxing rosemary recipe:

  • 1 cup of sea salt (you can granulate to taste)
  • ½ cup of Epson salt
  • 2 table spoon of almond oil
  • 5 to 8 drops of rosemary essential oils (You can use less if you have sensitive skin)
  • You can include a few needles of fresh rosemary for an extra bang! (optional)

Start your weekend with a bang! Run a warm bath combine all your ingredients and immerse yourself in this bath of goodness, you deserve it!  Note:  Please make sure to do a skin test before bathing.  Rosemary can cause an allergic reaction or it can irritate your skin depending on how potent the essential oil used is.  Enjoy this wonderful treat!

Blessings!!

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Skin Candy: The Art of Tea Baths

How wonderful it would be if we could commence this new year 2016 with a bang!  I’m sure between renewed bucket lists, vision boards, life books, etc… We have our future completely planned out.  However, in the midst of all that we seemed to fall short of tuning up the engine that will help us get to where we want to go.  Our body is an engine in desperate need of a tune up.  I want to show you how to revitalize and nourish your body giving it that extra boost that it needs to help you get through the days, weeks, and months ahead.   I’m sure many of us have already started new healthy diets, fasting methods, goals, and lifestyle changes for this 2016.  I just want to add something natural and simple to your new healthy regime to help nourish and rejuvenate your body.
If you are looking for a nice way to ease your mind, body, and soul.  Try implementing a tea bath or herbal bath ones or twice a week.  You can use different blends to accommodate the need or nourishment your body is seeking that particular day.  If you are looking to detox you can concoct a loose leaf blend of green tea and add it to your bath.  If you want to add an extra jenesequa you can add Epson salt and baking soda for extra fizz.  This is a great way to balance your PH, detox, and revitalize your body.  If you are looking for something to relieve skin irritations, soften your skin, and help you sleep peacefully through the night then chamomile is the herb of choice.  To complement the mood you can add a scented candle and a great read.  Aromatherapy is great for relaxation.   Choose you favorite blend and follow the steps below for the herbal bath of your choice:
  1. Pour the water over 4 or 5 tea teabags (or 4 to 5 heaping teaspoons of loose-leaf tea).
  2. Steep and cool the tea for at least 15 minutes, and then remove the teabags or strain the tisane (if you’ve used loose-leaf ).
  3. Pour the tea into your drawn bath, swirling it to ensure it’s evenly blended.
You can add fresh organic blossoms such as Jasmine, roses, lavender for a natural fragrance to implement aromatherapy to you home spa session.  Try this simple steps and your bath session will never be the same again.  I personally believe that bathing is a very imitate cleansing ritual design not only cleanse the external part of the body but the mind as well.  Indulge and give your body a sweet treat today.
Sweet blessings to all of our readers…
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