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The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives : Kitchen Table Medicine

The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives : Kitchen Table Medicine
Do you ever just feel like you need to take a pill to take the edge off? Well a lot of us get extra stressed around the holiday season, and if you don’t want to take something that will totally knock you out, try a gentle relaxing cup of sedative tea instead of popping a pill. Now opinions may slightly differ amongst herbalists as to what the best herbal sedative is, but I think we can all agree that the best herb is the one that works best for the individual. Here are my top fifteen favorites for making in to herbal tea as they are widely available and not endangered species (to my current knowledge.) I have included a brief blurb so that you can get an idea of the herbs that will work best for your constitution.Please always check with your naturopathic physician before combining herbs with prescription drugs. #3 Schisandra- Referred to as “Chinese Prozac” this herb is commonly unappreciated and underutilized in American herbal practice. #9 St. December 5, 2010 Related:  home, health, care

For the Mixtresses: Sweet Roses Hair Tea (stevia for itchy scalp) I mean, the scalp is just skin, yes? So I’m thinking this may be the ticket: “Stevia concentrate in the form of drops has also been used directly on sores or blemishes to promote healing. For this reason, some advocates of stevia use it on other skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or minor cuts or wounds.” ~ Stevia by Rita Elikins, M.H. Which led to this: Sweet Roses Hair Tea Ingredients (click the links to shop ‘em) 2 teaspoons dried stevia; know to treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or minor cuts or wounds.2 teaspoons dried rose buds; antiseptic, antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory properties soothe, heal and increase blood circulation.2 cups water Bring water to boil in a small saucepan and add stevia and rose buds. Turn heat off and allow herbs to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the herbs from the tea using a strainer or cheesecloth. Funnel into a container. Application Cleanse and condition hair. Within an hour of application I felt a very slight tightening.

Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Hi, Courtney here, the senior editor at YouBeauty. Over the course of the year I see approximately one billion products, go on about 1.5 million launch events, and try around 800,000 new things. Only a few really noteworthy products make it past my skepticism. So, this year I personally took it upon myself to pick out things I want do the holiday shopping for you so you know that if it’s in here, it’s not garbage and you’ll reign supreme as the dopest gift giver ever. Ready? MORE: Treat Yo' Self This Holiday Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set, $54 ($512 value, and no that is not a typo) Good for: Your female boss Fact: Every woman loves Tarte makeup. Worker B Hand Crafted Skincare, $4 - $30 Good for: Your kid’s teacher I always thought people were exaggerating when they complained about chronically dry, cracked hands in the winter, until our research editor showed me her sad, bleeding knuckles. MORE: Get Smooth, Silky Hands Eos Alice in Wonderland Collection, $7.99 Good for: Secret Santa gift

Head Scarf Tutorial After many requests, I finally made a tutorial on how to tie a simple head scarf. It's really, really easy. I did this without looking in the mirror, so that should tell you how easy it is. Let's get started! Start with a large, square scarf. Fold one corner to the other to form a triangle. Fold the corner down to about the middle, and then fold over again (but not all the way to the edge, because you want it to be a little thicker). Put the scarf around your head with the ends in the front, making sure the wrong side of the scarf (the part where you can see the folds) is against your head. Tie it in a loose knot at the front. Tuck the ends behind/underneath the scarf. Done!

Everyone Has Problems! 8 Do-It-Yourself Home Facials Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey. We asked Louisa Macan-Graves, author of Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue, and Elda Argenti, owner of the Plantogen skincare line, for their favorite make-at-home face masks crafted from common household ingredients. For All Skin Types Brighten: Cut a slice of ripe papaya and remove the seeds and pulp (save the pulp for a snack later—it’s great for digestion). Exfoliate: Combine 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. Cleanse: “Believe it or not, I love to cleanse with oil,” says Argenti. For Oil- and Blemish-Prone Skin Lift & Tighten: Combine 2 Tbsp plain yogurt with 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (the juice of one lemon) and apply to your cleansed face and neck. Tone: This toning eye treatment helps to “de-puff, relax, refresh and energize your skin,” says Argenti. For Dry Skin Soothe: Combine 2 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. WD on TV: Make Your Own Beauty Products

Granmas Attic ...Old Time Beauty and Health Tips Two tablespoons of sesame oil, one tablespoon olive oil, two tablespoons avocado oil, two tablespoons almond oil, 2000 IU vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol), 100Thousand USP units vitamin A, a drop or two of your favorite perfume.(optional) Pour the oils into a small jar or empty bottle. Take 10 gelcaps of vitamin E (200 IU ea) and 4 caps vitamin A (25,000 units ea). Puncture the capsules with a needle, and squeeze out the contents into your container. This formula is especially useful for those who have badly deteriorated complexion and prematurely aged or dry lifeless skin. Notsalmon How to Have More Control Over Your Emotions: 10 steps Edit Article Edited by Ben Rubenstein, Sondra C, Nicole Willson, Kyle and 29 others Becoming emotionless can be a very useful tactic to deal with problems that might be better handled with less heart and more brain. Ad Steps 1Meditate. 10Learn to let go. Tips Breathe. Warnings It takes an incredibly strong person to become truly emotionless.

35 Lifechanging Ways To Use Everyday Objects earl grey | vintage & handmade: summer countdown | iced drinks Summer-like weather has finally arrived, and I hope it is here to stay! It's perfect outside. Mid 70's-80's. I have been living off of iced black tea, and today I bought my first iced coffee of the season. Any iced drink with lemonade, grapefruit juice, or tea really just gets me. Lavender Lemonade Drinking lavender lemonade last summer was probably one of my biggest highlights. Earl Grey Tea Lemonade Holy. Flavored Lemonade Emma and Elsie at A Beautiful Mess came up with all of these lemonade ideas, and I think I need to try to make each of them. Iced Chai Iced chais are always a "yes please" for me. What are your favorite iced drinks?

how to transfer a photo to fabric Did you know you can transfer photos to fabric without using iron-on sheets? I love this technique. It's simple to execute and the end results are really pretty. It's another method for hand printing! I made some fabrics the other day and used them to add pockets to one of my wool skirts. Do you want to learn to transfer photos to fabric? Supplies Needed: Fabric (I used white quilting cotton), Gel Medium (I used this kind from Liquidex), Paint Brush and the image you want to transfer. How to transfer a photo to fabric: 1. Note: Don't be alarmed if your transfer isn't completely perfect. Well there you go!

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