Spring smells like patchouli!

Time passes and brings new ideas and smells in to my essential oil collection almost every month. This time I would like to introduce one of my favourite essential oils, which I discovered just before three weeks. This special oil gives a very delicate note to my beauty routine and I think will stay in my top 10 oil list for a longer time.

So what is so special about Patchouli essential oil? It has very strong musk smell and is also called the smell of the 60s. If you know anyone who took a part in Hippy movement of that time, they will recognize it without any explanations. Patchouli can mask and illuminate body odour and is used in perfume quit often. acoustic-guitar-487035_1280The Festivals of the flower children generation was filled with patchouli smell… So that’s the modern side of the story. It is also known as the smell of the Orient and this may be the thing which works so strong on me. Since I was a child I loved Indian culture and as teenager I spent lots of time in small India shops which were filled with different scents and aromas. When I opened the bottle of essential oil all those pleasant memories suddenly came back and my imagination was free to travel through them.

I ordered this oil because of other reasons actually. I read a lot and found out that this oil prevents hair loss and helps to regenerate skin cells. A real must have for those who like to make their own facial care products. My facial care is based on a carrier oil, like jojoba or coconut and some skin friendly essential oils like lavender, cedar wood, frankincense and few others. It was logical for me to get this one too, because I like to experiment a lot and try different combinations. In my opinion this is very aromatic, skin smoothing and revitalising essential oil which I apply every 3 or 4 days after the scrub or if I have any skin problem issues. You only need a few drops of patchouli and 4 drops of jojoba to have a perfect evening facial care or a revitalising after a longer party in the morning. It also can help with scars, acne or cracked skin.14684937375_a4e59e78a0_z

The other thing which you definitely must know about it, is that it helps to balance emotions and is a natural antidepressant for those who have mood shifting during the sprig period. This happens because the oil encourages the release of dopamine and serotonin, two powerful hormones, which are directly linked to our feeling of happiness and good mood. Speaking about hormones, Patchouli is known for hundreds of years as a natural aphrodisiac. The old wisdom is explained through modern science which found out that it boosts production of testosterone and oestrogen, the most important libido hormones. In this case patchouli could help with impotency and have an unexpected positive impact on intimate relationship.

If that wasn’t still enough, this essential oil is antifungal, boosts immune system, fights infections, works as bug repellent,fights fever etc. Wow, that’s a long list… From my experience, I can say that it works wonderful on my hair and skin. Try using it on hair tips after every wash for few weeks and you will see the results. Just massage 4-6 drops into wet hair, and I also guarantee that the smell stays all day long, so you will get lots of compliments on that. I also use it as night care for my face, neck and decollate especially after hot bath or sauna. Using it as natural Deo also worked quit well for me as well as a shoe spray. For shoe spray, you will need a small spray bottle 50 ml which you fill with alcohol and put 8 drops of patchouli. Spray the inside of leather shoes to avoid sweaty feet smell. If you dilute the same amount of oil with 100ml of water you will have unforgettable facial and refreshing spray which has place in every bag. orient

There are many ways how you can use it for skin care and wellness. Don’t hesitate asking questions or leaving comments under this post and if you would like to order it and be a part of my team follow the link below. I hope this was interesting and will open your horizon for further research. Enjoy spring and find your special smells to keep the sunny mood up!

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Spring is in the air Part 2. Sports and muscle pain

Spring is a season for new goals in sport and personal fitness. Early sunny mornings and blooming nature makes it much easier for us to spend more time outside and planning our jogging, hiking or any other outside sport routine. However the first weeks can be devastating because no one wants to begin the training from level zero. It has to be fast, energetic and sweaty otherwise it doesn’t count… I am talking about me but I assume that I’m not only person who makes this mistake. I just don’t have patience to start slow and build up, if I do sports it has to be full power. So if it’s a bike tour it has to be at least 20 km and if I start muscle training at the gym it has to be one hour of intensive workout. No wonder that I have massive muscle pain after these power ups… But to tell yourself that you are not in a good shape after 4 months of lazy winter is embarrassing, so I better stick with muscle pain…

I would like to share with you some information about 3 essential oils from Young Living which are my number one when it comes to muscle pain. All of those I use topically diluted with carrier oil (coco nut, almond etc.). They are truly amazing and can be used after any sport activity which you prefer. Like I already mentioned before my favourite activities are biking, jogging and muscle training in gym. I recommend to try these essential oils if you want to avoid so called after workout hangover.

Aroma Siez is a blend of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint and Cypress essential oils. It helps to sooth the muscle pain after workout and exercise of any type from stretching to intensive cardio workouts. It also can help avoid pain in your feet after a long working day if you have to stand for long periods of time. Massaging it to your shoulders and neck helps to take long day tension and to relax your shoulder line muscles. I normally apply it directly after the workout and shower on slightly wet skin with some almond oil to those areas which I feel tomorrow will hurt the most. 20170314_153247

The second oil which I would  recommend after an intensive mountain hiking tour or longer jogging interval is Wintergreen. Wintergreen is one of those oils with very strong smell of medicine and I bet you know the smell if you have ever had back muscle problems and used some creams or warming plasters from a doctor. I have to be honest, I use this oil not so often because the smell is very annoying for me and I see it as pure medical oil for those cases when I know no stretching will help me now and I will not be able to step out of my bed tomorrow… My boyfriend who already ran a full marathon is using it after every longer training and he is very happy with the results.

Wintergreen is very powerful oil and has to be always diluted before using. It is most known for its use against rheumatism, arthritis and bone or joint pain. The list of abilities, which this oil provides is quit long and you can find lots of information online about its medical properties. Just to name few: analgesic, eliminates pain, relaxes muscle tension, simulates circulation of blood in applied area and speeds up the removal of toxins, reduces spasms, antiseptic etc. So if you came home after a workout that was over your limits and your muscles still tremble because of the stress I would recommend a massage with wintergreen every 8 hours or even before stretching if you skipped that part.img_4158

The last but not least is Basil essential oil which is great if you thought “oh it was not so much what I did today I think I will be fine” and the next day you feel that you have muscles in places where you wouldn’t expect it to be… That happens if you are trying something new like climbing or some new workout where you train groups of deep muscles. Or you just think that the exercises outside have the same effect as in gym. I can tell you really honesty that working out with a bench outside on sunny morning means unexpected positions and use of different power resources. It hurts like hell the next day because one underestimates small changes, motivation kick and long winter months spent on couch…

32358647090_5e79ec8b9c_z (1)So what does Basil do? Firstly it is also analgesic like Wintergreen and reliefs pain when used topically. It does a great job when it comes to healing fatigued or aching muscles and is a source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and antibacterial agents. Aromatically used it provides clarity and mental strength. I apply it undiluted on stressed area with a little bit of water and massage it deeply through the pain. Afterwards I put some carrier oil because Basil can cause unpleasant burn on the skin. Most of the time it worked for me to fight strong muscle pain which is caused by physical activity and I would defiantly recommend it to anyone who likes to push themselves to the limit and realises that only the next day.

I hope you enjoys some of this information and I would be glad if you leave a comment. If you are interested to buy some of these oils or would like to be part of our team, which means that I will be consulting you privately, please go to my contact page http://www.ylwebsite.com/urbonaite/contact  and don’t hesitate to ask any questions or share your experiences and opinion.

Spring is in the air! Part 1.

Long waited and feared spring season is finally stepping in! Long waited because of sun, blooming nature and longer days. But let’s be honest after a lazy wintertime our fitness levels, skin, immune system and lots of other things are not working on high levels. Normally because of changing weather depression, flue and migraine stands in the same row as sunny weather, spring flowers and romantic feelings. But we can change all that if we concentrate on some of the aspects of our body and mind care. This will be a row of few posts with tips, ideas and goals which I would love to share with you and maybe make your spring even sunnier!

How did my morning started on 1st of March… I overslept everything, I stayed in bed reading some crap posts on Facebook and different tragedies which the newspapers loves to write about so much. This was a normal holiday morning when I step out of bed at 10.30 AM even though I promised myself I will wake up early and go to a sport club. It snowed and rained outside… very motivating isn’t it. When I finally got myself out of bed I remembered that this is my last week of holydays before the semester begins and I will be running from one place to another like crazy. So I pulled myself together opened my fridge and made some vegetable detoxing juice to get my stomach working and motivating my ego to change this day to something more suitable for spring. 17093176_10154457188347198_716713854_o16999135_1313640582057999_4879532247926409066_n

I jumped into my jogging outfit and went for a long walk with some jogging intervals. I took Orange essential oil to motivate myself and keep the mood up even if it was no sun. That walk was actually great for my motivation to work and plan things and Orange oil did its job perfectly.

Afterwards I took a shower and made it my scrub day where I was washing the dead cells from the surface of the skin and lazy bad thoughts out of my head. The skin is really dry after winter season. Lemon, Grapefruit or Lime essential oils mixed with some almond or coconut oil helps your skin to regenerate fast and has an amazing impact on cellulite damaged skin. Lemon oil works astringent and detoxifying on your skin and its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. It also may reduce excessive oil on the skin. That is not all. Add 1-2 drops to your teeth brush routine for white and shiny teeth experience. I tried it many times and it always works. So I will keep using it all March for a whiter smile in April.

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Lemon is definitely my spring oil not only because of its skin benefiting properties but also of its ability to improve production of white blood cells. It also has anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, and antifungal properties and taste wonderful with water, juice or smoothies. Healthier hare tips? Massage 3-4 drops into your hare before you leave home. It is that simple.

Our feet need some extra care after winter. I can tell that because today I noticed that my feet had extreme dry skin areas. My recipe for that would be taking 5 minutes after shower and combining shea-butter with one of your favourite essential oils for deep and long lasting results. You will need those 5 minutes to let your skin absorb natural Shea butter because of its hard and fat consistence. I use Eucalyptus quit often for this ritual because I like stronger smells and cooling effects after worm shower.  17098599_1313640578724666_3303441286198782021_n

Enjoying a cup of tea and calming your mind to the state where you can set up some spring goals or just meditate and relax is already a win situation for your mind. I was lucky to get some sunshine after all and going for one more walk with very clear head and positive thoughts. So as you can see even if the morning wasn’t very productive and optimistic you can always turn it the other way. Stay positive and give yourself new chances every moment. You will not regret it but feel stronger and brighter afterwards.

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I hope you enjoys some of this information and I would be glad if you leave a comment. If you are interested to buy some of these oils or would like to be part of our team, which means that I will be consulting you privately, please go to my contact page http://www.ylwebsite.com/urbonaite/contact  and don’t hesitate to ask any questions or share your experiences and opinion.