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Herbal teas, infusions, and decoctions use water as their solvent. Water is referred to as “the universal solvent” because it extracts all of the plant components, giving you the best from each flower.
This compress will bring a rosy glow to your cheeks as it improves circulation and revitalizes the skin, warms the skin and relaxes the facial muscles. These herbs and spices can come straight from your kitchen shelves.
I love this one it's different and really lovely to use. Just as a caution, if your skin is sensitive to any ingredients and your skin feels uncomfortable, there's a difference between a gentle tingling and a burning feeling, this is for you to understand for yourself, this goes for all the herbs and spices given in these recipes.
There are different types of Face Compresses and we can look at the ones most used in Ayurveda. The simplest way is the soak a natural cloth in a range of herbs, oils, and spices and put the soaked cloth onto the face and relax whilst the herbs etc penetrate the skin.
Sandras sugar-free lavender lemonade. Most recipes I found were full of sugar so I adapted one to a refined sugar-free version, it worked out a dream!
Jasmine flowers are picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. During the night, jasmine flowers open, releasing their fragrance. This is when the tea scenting takes place.
Purported to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Full of antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
We all know how lack of sleep affects our skin and chamomile promotes relaxation and sleep Ayurveda reminds us that sleep is imperative for a glowing skin, which makes chamomile one of the most popular teas to drink for the skin. You can even use the chamomile tea bags on your eyes to reduce tiredness and dark circles.
Lavender Tea has many health benefits which include supporting tired muscles, treating insomnia, working as an antiseptic, maintaining cardiovascular health, treating indigestion, fighting inflammation, work as a detoxifier, improves respiratory health, treating acne, treating headache, restore body cells.
Snehana is the name for treatments that are based on oil therapies creating a nurturing, soothing and balancing effect. Oils are a wonderful carrier for other ingredients, herbs and spices, and in this case the essential oils that I am suggesting.
Castor Oil is considered to be the purgative oil it draws impurities from the body, its thick and gloopy but when we add the almond oil it will be more easily manageable. Castor Oil will draw the dirt, toxins and any impurities from the skin. It actually adds heat but also helps with inflammation as it has the energetics of sweet which is cooling and pungent which is heating. For this purpose its fine for all body types.
We continue with learning the Ayurveda facial routines for rejuvenation of the muscle s and skin. This week we look at the way oil is used for nourishing and cleansing the skin and tissues. Oleation is part of the system of therapeutics in Ayurveda called Snehana experienced as love actions for the body and in this case the face.
This ubtan contains masoor dhal which is commonly called red lentils and fruits and dried fruits like orange peel, figs, pomegranate, and grapefruit all these ingredients work together to bring you a potent active ubtan. This potion is likely to get your skin tingling, so be aware and if it starts to sting rather than a tingle.
Nutty Ubtan Face Pack is most effective for dry skin, so its great for Vata as well using during the winter season as it naturally nourishes and moisturises the skin. I made this for a client who has really dry skin during the summer and I mixed it will a couple of teaspoons of aloe vera gel to help with soothing and cooling the skin.
With more unusual ingredients, to improve circulation, cleanse impurities, sooth the skin and bring a glow to the face. Simple ways to mix ingredients.
Ingredients used for Ancient Ubtans Vedic Perspective, ‘Ubtan’ in itself means local application, which is a body application used for the beautification of the body, dating back to the remotest antiquity and is the legacy of the rich Indian Heritage.
The skin, or in this instance the facial skin has to deal with lots of environmental toxins each day. Our own sweat and waste that oozes from our skin on a daily basis attract dirt and toxins that contribute to bacteria in the skin. Good quality cleansing will help to remove grime and leave the skin refreshed.
It is thought that Ubtan might have been the very first cosmetic that was created to cleanse and purify the skin. Traditionally the Vedic Scriptures amongst many other potions would create and use Ubtan to offer deep skin cleanings, nourishment, protection and to enhance the appearance of the skin.
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