• 29Jun


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  • 01Jun


    1. Rosehip & Carrot Seed Facial Serum

    You’ve likely heard the term Retinol tossed around in skincare advertisements. That’s because retinol is a form of Vitamin A, which is highly antioxidant, great at repairing damaged tissue, and reducing scars and wrinkles. Rosehip seed oil is especially high in retinol, as well as omega fatty acids, and the potent antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene.

    Carrot seed oil is packed with vitamins and nutrients, most important of which are carotenoids. Carotenoids can boost the body’s immune response to UV rays, which makes it excellent at preventing sun damage. Carrot seed oil also detoxifies and stimulates the rejuvenation of cells.

    This great recipe combines both these amazing oils to create a fantastic moisturizing serum for mature, dry, or damaged skin.

    2. Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

    This Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream recipe is thickened with beeswax, so if you choose not to use bee products, you can substitute with any of these natural waxes.  In addition to rosehip and carrot seed oils, this cream uses apricot kernel oil. Apricot kernel oil is high in gamma linoleum acid, which helps balance moisture levels in the skin. It’s also full of vitamins A & E; both super skin rejuvenating. It’s easily absorbed and non-greasy.

    3. Eczema Cream

    Worse than wrinkles are dry scaly patches caused by eczema! If you suffer from this common skin condition (or even if you don’t) you’ll love the hydrating and repairing power of this great DIY cream. It contains only four ingredients, one of which is geranium oil. Geranium oil is astringent, which means it tightens the skin, reducing sagging. In addition to stimulating cell regeneration, it’s antibacterial — great for those prone to acne!

    4. Coconut Whipped Body Butter

    Coconut oil is readily available and very popular right now because of its ample benefits to skin and body. It’s a natural, easily absorbed moisturizer that is solid at room temperature. Coconut oil can protect from free radicals and delays wrinkles and sagging skin. When whipped in a stand mixer, this delicious body butter is silky smooth, and can be used on the face as well as the body.

    Homemade Whipped Body Butter


    • 1 c. Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
    • 1 c. Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
    • 1 tbsp. Jojoba Oil (optional)
    • 2 tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin (optional)


    1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. (Important to break up the chunks of shea butter to create smooth finished product).
    2. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool until it solidifies.
    3. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk cooled mixture until it takes on a whipped consistency similar to whipped cream.
    4. Resist licking your fingers, it may look delicious, but I can promise it doesn’t taste so great.
    5. Spoon whipped butter into tubs or jars with a lid and store in a cool place. *This will become liquid again if it gets too warm.

    Feel free to try other oils or your favorite essential oils to create a scented body butter!

    5. Olive Oil Cleanser and Moisturizer

    Many natural oils can be used to clean skin as well as moisturize, as is the case with this simple Olive Oil Cleanser and Moisturizer recipe. And olive oil is highly anti-inflammatory, making it ideal for sensitive or acne riddled skin. It protects against free radicals, as well as having antimicrobial properties.

    All you need is:

    • cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
    • cold-pressed castor oil
    • small soft washcloth
    • some sort of small container (for storage)
    • I recommend only doing this once* per day and before bed so the oil can nurture your skin overnight and all the dirt and bacteria from your daily routine can be set free.
    • Pour some oil into your palms, rub together, and gently spread all over face.
    • Gently massage the oil soothingly into your face and pores for about a minute or so
    • Take the washcloth and drench it with warm, steamy water and place over your face. Not too hot! Comfortably hot, so that when you put it to your face you can feel the steam entering your pores. (Cold water will not open your pores, thus fail to let out impurities.)
    • Leave the washcloth on until it becomes cool again.
    • Gently wipe off the oils on your face with the washcloth and rinse the cloth in hot water.
    • Repeat if you’d wish, if not simply pat your face with a clean, soft, and dry towel.
    • If your skin is a bit dry, massage a few drops of olive oil into your skin. This is what I do. Note: olive oil can stay and be absorbed on your skin, castor should not.
    • Adding some essential oils beneficial to the skin, such as lavender or tea tree, would add some benefits as well! A little goes a long way…
    • Store your oil container in a cool, dry, and dark place, such as a cabinet.

    *Take note: doing this more than once per day or even daily may cause dryness for those with sensitive skin. No worries! Just make sure to skip a day or so (whatever works for you) in between cleansing if this happens. Massage a bit of olive oil into your skin if dryness occurs. I’ve found that doing this cleansing every few days is what works for me. I use solely olive oil to wash my face on the other days. Works great.

    You can use olive oil to moisturize your face, but also your body! The olive oil worked so well that it’s the only moisturizer I use now for all areas of my skin. My skin is so soft all the time. Even my feet!!!…

  • 19Sep


    Basically, if there is a seed or nut and you can find a cold pressed oil made from that, you can OP. Sesame and sunflower are the ones mentioned by Dr. Karach and Lt. Col. Rao; however, people reporting on this forum have used a variety of oils. One or two even mentioned a brief encounter with fish oil (uuuggghh!) Plant-derived oils that are organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin seem to show the most results for OP. Some will report adding an essential oil to alter the flavor or provide an extra benefit.

    Oils not recommended:
    Peanut oil – aflatoxin from aspergillus mold
    cotton seed – chemicals used in farming
    soy – most today are genetically altered
    canola – genetically altered rapeseed
    corn – chemically expelled

  • 07Feb

    3 Key Essential Oils to Have in Your Home



    One of the most versatile oils, lavender is well known for its aromatic properties and ability to calm and relax the body and mind. It can also be used to relieve skin irritation (perfect for cold winter months) – and soothes cuts and burns. I always carry lavender and just used it this week to relieve a minor burn suffered at Starbucks, when my hot tea spilled. No redness, sting or inflammation occurred.

    Lavender may also be added to favorite recipes and beverages to enhance flavor! Lavender water, tea and chocolate are my favorites (only in glass or stainless steel).


    Naturally refreshing, peppermint is a great way to achieve mentally clarity, reduce fatigue and increase energy before a workout. It aids digestion and can be added to tea, water or food. I always carry peppermint when I travel to relieve motion sickness (especially in India or NYC cabs!), energize after a long flight and relieve nasal congestion.


    Also a very versatile oil, lemon can be used to clean and disinfect surfaces and packs a double punch as an incredibly uplifting and energizing scent for body and mind. The powerful antioxidant d-limonene supports healthy immune system function. Add to a variety of foods and beverages to create flavor. Lemon oil acts to alkalize the digestive tract and is a great substitute for lemon water when you don’t have real lemons to squeeze.

    Here’s to a feast for the senses!

    Published February 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    About Ashley Turner

    Ashley Turner, MA, MFTI – Recently named the #2 Online Influencer for Stress Relief, Ashley is a Mind-Body Psychotherapist, Ordained Priestess, author and Yoga-Meditation instructor in Santa Monica, CA. Elevating personal growth as a lifestyle, Ashley is the creator of 4 best-selling yoga dvd’s, co-author of Aroma Yoga and offers FREE weekly videos on AshleyTurner.org. For more information on essential oils click here.

  • 20Jan


    Here is where I found essential oil for $2-3 plus the same in shipping. -M

  • 18Feb

    Herbal Oils
    via Guide to Herbal Remedies by Carla Fiscina on 2/14/11


  • 02Sep

    By the way, are your hives gone, Mapuana? How is your energy level now? – M

    On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Mapuana wrote –
    For the most part YESS!! I haven’t had to take the Benadryl for a few weeks now. That Basic Zapper helped so much with the parasites. At times I’ve had a very small dot of a hive reaction to something but other than that I’m verrry happy to have that experience/healing crisis under control. There are so many reasons why my body reacted the way it did and I’m not alone in that as far as transitioning to a raw food diet. Going from consuming toxins for decades then all of a sudden I’m consuming “major” cleansing and detoxification live foods and the body starts to cleanse itself and dumps all the toxins into my system that the liver and body is not capable of handing. Not to mention the parasites going nuts as I’m drawn to alot of anti-parasitic foods. One thing I’d advise anyone thinking of transitioning to a healthier live food regime is that you should also undergo colonics or some kind of cleansing regime at the start or as you go along or you may experience a healing crisis. At the moment I’m between cleanses from the Oxygen based cleanse from Global Healing Center and will start my first Liver Gallbladder Cleanse in a few days, rest, then do another Live Gallbladder/Parasite Cleanse and see from there. I just finished my first 6 Day Deep Level Cleanse, that’s I felt soo good and energetic yesterday I’m saving for the Terminator Zapper which helps you not only kill parasites, bacteria, fungi and viruses, but it also helps to eliminate heavy metals. From what Matt Monarch and Kevin Gianni says, it’s pretty much an experiment with the body and this life style. They still experience a healing crisis from time to time, even Angela. Everyone’s body will react differently. I’ve learned so much from this experience.
    On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Mapuana wrote:

    > Have you girls noticed any changes since using DIY products? My facial skin and overall body skin has improved greatly and I’m very happy with the hair products due to shinier and softer hair. And the transition to live foods has had great results. I’m gonna experiment with the new recipes for cleansing the teeth and gums. I know you said you love making DIY products D, so I take it you’re quite happy with the outcome of using DIY products? I just ran out of the Seventh Generation laundry soap and would like to try making the non-toxic liquid/gel laundry soap I saw on youtube, I’m incorporating Borax and Baking Soda in the laundry soap, and am using Spectrum’s Distilled Organic White Vinegar in the rinse as a fabric softener and to kill mites, bacteria, fungi.
    On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Mapuana wrote:

    Good Morning Mary,

    Has there been any improvement that you’ve noticed as compared to using the before DIY products. It’s about the 6 month mark so it’s a good time to review what works and what doesn’t. I’d like to make notes in the log that I keep. If and when we do workshops or speakings on the subject and lifestyle change, the information will be imperative when others ask for our help. I still get questions all the time and women are genuinely very interested in healthier cosmetics. I’ll send a video on how to make your own laundry powder or liquid, I prefer the liquid.

    > My energy level is pretty good these days, pretty amazing!! Life is good!!
    My skin is much softer, smoother, smaller pores, more toned, firmer, a more even and balanced look if that makes sense. I had large areas, not spots, on my fore head where Melatonin was “over produced” which created dark pigments in the skin due to chemical reactions from medications. It looked as if I had been burnt or something, very noticeable. Since regularly using the honey to cleanse and lemon/lime juice to help lighten and exfoliate, it’s faded alot to give my face a more even, balanced look, maybe not so noticeable anymore. There are no new wrinkles and improvement in areas that tend to wrinkle. My body skin is alot softer and smoother, it looks and feels healthier. It feels happy! I really like all I’ve accomplished so far with the ingredients I’m using. I’ve continued to use the Carrot Seed EO but in very limited amounts like maybe 1-2 drops in a 1 oz. bottle of facial serum. With that ratio I haven’t had anymore issues of dryness and believe that it’s beneficial. I’ll give it another 6 months on this regime and routine and see then what I can improve, or if it’s even necessary.

    I attest this dramatic improvement to the overall changes I’ve made. Keep in mind that some months back when I switched lifestyles, it was literally overnight. I never really transitioned. The upgrade/download came and I did a complete 360 degrees in what I put into my body, what I put on my body and most importantly, how I changed/upgraded my reality thru thoughts and actions.

    On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Mary wrote:

    My skin is generally softer and I swear there are endorphins in the scent of cocoa butter. However, the age spots on my face and hands are not diminished. Wrinkles are about the same despite the great things about anti-aging I have read about rosehip seed oil. I love that the products are pure though I wonder if I am saving money. I like the homemade lip balm too. How about you?

    DIY Correction


    On 2nd look, the wrinkles around my eyes and in my neck are almost totally gone. The wrinkles around my mouth are the same or even worse. Hopefully that’s just from smiling because then who cares?

    On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 6:57 AM, Mary wrote:

    I am using DIY face and body products as well as tooth powder and salt
    wash. I haven’t had a chance to look at the laundry stuff but am very
    interested, particularly in your mention of using vinegar for fabric

    Mapuana – Also, just having finished my first ever deep colon cleanse, I’m now seeing even more overall improvement. For me, the most important thing I’ve learned is that cleansing the colon, ridding ones self of parasites and detoxing from the accumulated toxins is imperative in working towards wellness in all aspects. Not just eating fresh live nutrient dense, high vibrational, high frequency life force energy foods. From my own so far experience , I now see the wisdom of that knowledge!

    from D- 9/2/10
    Hi Mapuana,
    I just finished reading all your body experiences. Wow! Congrats on going through all that cleansing. Geez – I’m with you and astounded by you. It’s weird how, all of a sudden you’re ready to do such a thing. And you’re like me – I did some fasting and cleasing, colonics, rested, did some more, and continued for many months! Gosh.
    Right now I’m still using the zapper which I feel is really working. I like to feel the energy from it and can, literally, feel the slight buzz i get from it. I just had a parasite cleanse again tonight – thought maybe I was done, but, hey, it’s good to get them out of the deep tissues and organs or intestines, or wherever they’re coming from. My skin on my hands continues to heal with this, the diotamaceous earth I use every day, and the natural face serums, MSM lotion, natural body wash and shampoo, the dish soap and hand soap you sent us recipes for. I will never go back to chemicals again. How awful. This stuff is so wonderful, pure and simple. I love it and I love making it. I never get tired of re-filling the bottles.
    I never really look at my wrinkles any more. They have definitely not increased, and perhaps are less. They were so deep – my skin has alot of healing to go through and it will take a long time. But my skin is so soft ,everywhere, and feels young and happy. I like to feel my skin, and it smells fantastic. Haven’t used deodorant in forever – except the 2 days I traveled to Oregon, which was weird! I experienced allergies and detoxing!
    It was good to hear that the other rawfoodists experience more and more healing, also some crises occasionally. That sounds very human and correct. I’m glad they’re sharing.
    Thanks again for all your recipes and all your sharing!
    Mapuana -I forgot that the Zappers are reputed to help skin tone and I’ve used it 24/7 for a month today. That would have contributed to the improvements I’ve noticed, besides the Oxygen colon cleansing.

  • 29Jul

    Everyday Oils Kit – Young Living Essential Oils
    Kenneth Gardner explains about the Everyday Oils Kit by Young Living Essential Oils.


    Hello. It’s Kenneth, and I’m here to tell you about the Everyday Oils Kit by Young Living Essential Oils. This kit is a collection of 9 essential oils and essential oil blends. It’s called “everyday” in the sense that you will use them frequently, maybe every day. It doesn’t mean that they’re ordinary, in that sense of “everyday”, because they aren’t. They’re extraordinary. And you’ll see that when you use them. I have separate videos on all 9 Everyday Oils, showing how to use them, so you can look at those. There are 4 single essential oils, and those are Frankincense Lavender Peppermint, and Lemon. The 5 essential oil blends are Purification, Valor, Thieves, Peace & Calming, and PanAway. The Everyday Oils Kit is one of the kits you can use to establish your Young Living account, and that will give you wholesale pricing, which … more

  • 09Jul

    Hi, The Herbal Essential Oil Book –

    It IS fantastic. You can get it for only $39.95 on amazon.com

    with free shipping!

    Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate it!

    I’d like to invite you to try the 9 Everyday Oils. Instructions on how to get them are on my channel page. Check out the attached short video, if you like!

    You will love the essential oils. They are exquisite! The physical and emotional benefits are amazing, and I can also help you if you choose to make income with it. I have my ways! Just let me know. I’m here to help!

    Or, if you’re one of the folks who is already with Young Living, I hope my videos will help you in your business!



    Everyday Oils Kit – Young Living Essential Oils

    Kenneth Gardner explains about the Everyday Oils Kit by Young Living Essential Oils.


    Hello. It’s Kenneth, and I’m here to tell you about the Everyday Oils Kit by Young Living Essential Oils. This kit is a collection of 9 essential oils and essential oil blends. It’s called “everyday” in the sense that you will use them frequently, maybe every day. It doesn’t mean that they’re ordinary, in that sense of “everyday”, because they aren’t. They’re extraordinary. And you’ll see that when you use them. I have separate videos on all 9 Everyday Oils, showing how to use them, so you can look at those. There are 4 single essential oils, and those are Frankincense Lavender Peppermint, and Lemon. The 5 essential oil blends are Purification, Valor, Thieves, Peace & Calming, and PanAway. The Everyday Oils Kit is one of the kits you can use to establish your Young Living account, and that will give you wholesale pricing, which … more

  • 04Jul

    A tip for you…if you cut a clove of garlic into and take out the core ( there’s a little center
    core in every clove) you won’t have garlic breath because you can’t digest the core,
    you body tries to get rid of it through you breath and skin.
    You might already know that but I just found it out recently.

    Also, a website you might enjoy checking out is www.essentialwholesale.com

    I hope that link works. If it doesn’t, just copy and paste it. There’s lots of information
    and fun things to read.
    They have every kind of essential oil you can imagine and there are tons of things you
    can buy for all kinds of formulas etc. It is wholesale but anyone can buy there.
    Their products are as pure as you can get. They don’t use harmful ingredients.
    I use several of their products and they are mild and just really nice.
    If you scroll down to the bottom of the home page to the end…click on product index
    ( it’s small writing)
    and it will be very easy to find out all the products that they have. ~ I always use the index
    to to do my shopping there.

    In one of your videos, you mentioned Coastal Scents… I use them too.
    I make a line of mineral make up and I don’t use any harmful ingredients in my formulas.
    I hope you enjoy Essential Wholesale.



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