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Some uses of coconut oil ✨✨✨

In case you weren’t aware of how magical it is

- Use as a makeup remover
- Use as a facial moisturizer (use wisely as if you use too much it can clog your pores so be sure to test out what amount is best for your skin type)
- Nourishing oil for your hair: hot oil treatment, hair mask or simply just apply it as a spray or leave in conditioner💆🏽
- Body moisturizer (helps with extremely dry skin, eczema, and fungal infections)
- Natural highlighter (apply to areas you’d like a little more glo💫💫)
- Great to use instead of shaving cream - EVERYWHERE (leaves ya legs and coochie feelin baby soft)
- Can be used as aftershave too
- Take a spoonful to help with digestion
- Coconut oil is the second greatest source of Lauric acid after breast milk. This means it has a super high amount of HEALTHY FATS
- Coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Consuming coconut oil can aid in digestion issues due to inflammation or presence of “bad” bacteria. Applying coconut oil can help relieve fungus and bacterial infections on the skin
- Healthier alternative to butter in cooking and baking
- Can help improve your body’s absorption of magnesium and calcium
- Can be used as a lube during masturbation (does not upset vaginas natural flora), handjobs and blowjobs – however do NOT use with a condom because the oil will corrode the condom
- Natural mouthwash: “oil pulling” with coconut oil is extremely beneficial to oral health. Wish around one spoonful of coconut oil with a few drops of your fave essential oil in your mouth for 5 min. Spit out in the garbage (coconut oil will solidify at room temp so may clog your drains). Then brush your teeth. This can whiten and strengthen your teeth without the use of harsh bleach in whitening strips and will help with bad breath
- Can help with weight loss
- Make a natural deodorant with coconut oil, essential oil and arrowroot powder / cornstarch and baking soda
- Can be used as a sunscreen (low SPF)
- Mix with sugar and make a sexyy body scrub
- Can help relieve bug bites and post ivy/poison oak rashes
- Use with apple cider vinegar for natural lice treatment
- Balances body’s hormones
- Coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint oil can work as an insect repellent

These aren’t even all of the uses for wonderful coconut oil. If you think anymore feel free to add on or message me

Powerful Rosemary

A powerful healer that brings clarity! 

According to folklore Rosemary originally had white flowers; until however, they turned red after the Virgin Mary laid her cloak on the brush. Since the time of ancient Greece (1000 B.C.) Rosemary was burned as incense. Later cultures believed it warded off Devils, a practice that eventually became adopted by the sick, who then burned Rosemary to protect against infection. Rosemary may also be added to smudge sticks. 

Medicinal properties of Rosemary:

  • Liver-protecting
  • Antitumoral
  • anti-fungal
  • antibacterial
  • antiseptic
  • anti-parasitic
  • enhances mental clarity/concentration

Studies have found that Rosemary increases memory by 75%, when inhaled. Try “Young Living” Rosemary essential oil daily to help increase mental clarity, memory, and concentration. 

Rosemary also aids in recovery from long term stress and chronic illness. It is thought to stimulate the adrenal glands and used specifically for debility

Rosemary is an invaluable herb that raises the spirits! 

Witch Tip: Oils that help with irritation

“Coconut oil helps to hydrate and protect your skin while it acts as a minor protection against the sun. 
Tea Tree Oil relieves irritation.
Chamomile Oil works as a calming agent. 
Lavender Oil is a calming and an anti-redness relief oil. It also soothes burns.
Clove needs a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin but is anti-microbial and has antioxidants.
Jojoba is a wonderful carrier oil because it is closest in chemical structure to our natural skin oils and is absorbed quickly.”

-Helper Carlos

(Please always do research on how to use these oils and if they need to be mixed with carrier oils or water.)

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)
“The Slave Ship” (1840) (originally titled “Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying-Typhoon coming on”)
Oil on canvas
Romanticism
Located in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

J.M.W. Turner was inspired to paint “The Slave Ship” in 1840 after reading “The History and Abolition of the Slave Trade” by Thomas Clarkson. In 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong had ordered 133 slaves to be thrown overboard so that insurance payments could be collected.
J.M.W. Turner was a member of the British Anti-Slavery Society and believed that slavery should be outlawed around the world.

List of Herbs That Treat HERPES

Here is a great list I am compiling for those of you fellow herpes sufferers who are looking for natural or herbal alternatives to acyclovir (Valtrex, Famivir, etc.) for preventing herpes outbreaks as well as treating sores that have already emerged. 

*These methods do not necessarily work for everyone, and there is skepticism among some medical personnel regarding the safety or effectiveness of these treatments. You may want to consult an herbalist or naturopath before beginning treatment. This being said, I have tried nearly every herbal remedy listed here  on my own risk and have not experienced side effects*

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Coconut oil- if you’re not already an advocate for Coconut oil in general, i HIGHLY recommend you include this magic substance in your life! Coconut oil has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, and alongside promoting healthy teeth, skin, organs and hair when taken orally, it is also an analgesic and anti-inflammatory when applied topically to wounds. The Lauric acid in coconut oil is thought to ward off, fight and prevent replication of the Herpes simplex Virus. I recommend using it daily in cooking, as a moisturizer, and of course, topically to cold sores and genital OBs to soothe the area and promote healing.

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Olive Leaf Extract- One of the first herbal treatments I tried. Research suggests that olive leaf may be a true antiviral compound because it appears to selectively block an entire virus-specific system in the infected host. It then appears to offer healing effects not addressed by pharmaceutical antibiotics. Olive leaf’s broad killing power includes an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production for viruses; an ability to contain viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses by preventing virus shredding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane; and the ability to directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication. I usually take 30-60 drops daily during the onset of an OB (prodrome phase) and it can prevent the sore from even surfacing. I continue this treatment for the duration of a cold sore, should one appear.

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Essential Oils- Many people believe in the healing powers of essential oils for different purposes. They are commonly used for aromatherapy, to promote relaxation and improve sinus congestion. For herpes, peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil have been said to be effective in soothing the sores for pain relief, as well as promoting faster healing.

CAUTION: POTENT. NOT FOR INTERNAL USE! Essential oils can be TOXIC when ingested orally! DO NOT USE FOR GENITAL OUTBREAKS. 

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Raw Honey-  Some studies have shown that the microbial activity in RAW, unprocessed, unfiltered honey, can have antiviral properties and fight off herpes simplex from replicating when applied topically. These studies show that participants who applied raw honey topically several times daily had improvement in their outbreak as fast, or faster, than the prescription treatment acyclovir or the OTC treatment Abreva! I recommend Manuka honey, as it has hundreds of strains of beneficial bacteria. Raw honey can also draw fluid away from the sore, reducing swelling, redness, chafing and potential discomfort or pain. 

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Echinacea and Goldenseal-  These herbs are commonly paired in herbal supplements because they work wonders together to prevent sickness. Echinacea boosts your immune system, helping your body fight off the herpes virus, while goldenseal is a powerful anti-fungal, anti-viral herb. These can be taken orally as tablets, pills or tinctures, but also come in some topical products.  These are great to use at the first symptom. Echinacea also comes in tea, which is delicious with a spoonful of raw honey.

CAUTION: Echinacea can increase the effects of stimulant medications (such as those used to treat ADHD, CFS or Narcolepsy) and other CNS stimulants including caffeine. Consult a doctor if you take stimulants. Goldenseal should not be taken an excess of 1-2 weeks at a time and may cause upset stomach. Take with food or find topical ointment. 

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Green tea: Green tea can boost your immune system and help your body fight off herpes virus if your body contains enough of the active compounds (You must drink a LOT of green tea each day for this method to work).  Drink your tea strong, with raw honey. The iced green tea they sell that contains mostly water, citric acid and high fructose corn syrup will NOT cut it here. Always brew your own tea so you know how concentrated it is. Using tea bags is also effective, as some tea including black tea, contains tannins which are anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. 

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L-Lysine: If you’ve had herpes for a bit, you should already know the theories behind Lysine and arginine, two compounds found in varieties of food. Arganine has been linked to increase in risk for OBs, being a trigger for many people. Arganine rich foods include nuts and legumes. Lysine works to possibly prevent OBs and speed up the healing process if the sores have already emerged. Usually taken as an herbal supplement orally, but can also be found in topical treatments.

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Beeswax:  Going along with the raw honey idea, Propolis is a compound made by honeybees which is contained in beeswax. Clinical studies have shown that propolis healed herpes sores faster than acyclovir!  Thanks bees! We love you! Many lip creams/ointments use beeswax as a primary ingredient.

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Lemon Balm- One of the most effective herbal remedies for herpes. It has flavonoids, phenolic acid, and rosmarinic acid, which helps in healing the sores or blisters.  You can make tea and apply it using cotton swabs, take a tincture daily, or purchase it in the form of topical creams and ointments. 

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Corn Starch- Simple right? It seems that applying corn starch to a herpes sore helps keep it dry, drawing fluid away from the wound. This can reduce inflammation, swelling and redness, and prevent chafing. This promotes faster healing as well as soothing discomfort or pain.

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Vitamin C: Everybody knows Vitamin C boosts the immune system and promotes a healthy body. It’s found in citrus fruit such as oranges but often taken as a supplement in tablet or tincture form, or as a drink mix (emergen- C). Taking vitamin C regularly can prevent Herpes outbreaks as well as help fight them when they emerge

CAUTION: Vitamin C may cause upset stomach if taken without food. Though unlikely, In extremely high doses, vitamin C has shown to be an abortifacient by promoting uterine contractions and preventing embryonic implantation (pregnancy). Consult your doctor before taking vitamin C supplements if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. 

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Ultimately, I recommend a combination of these herbal treatments. You should certainly do more research before going out and buying these products, just to see what will work for you.  Some herbs can interact with certain medications or substances, so please be aware of this before beginning treatment. See a naturopath or herbal specialist at your local supplement shop or health food store. Most people employed in the store sections with herbal supplements know at least a bit about their properties and uses. 

Send me an inbox, as well, if you’re interested in knowing how these treatments worked for me personally. I do not take acyclovir for my oral outbreaks anymore! 

Tea Tree Oil Uses

Acne: Diluted tea tree oil can be applied to the skin to treat mild to moderate acne. It has shown in tests to be equally effective as benzoyl peroxide.
Fungal Infections: Tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties and can be used on nail infections and athletes foot.
Dandruff: Adding 5% tea tree oil to shampoo has been shown to treat dandruff.
Sore Throat/Cough and Congestion: Apply to your chest to inhale the oil, it will help with colds and viruses.
Sunburn: Helps to heal and soothe sunburn.
Treatment of cuts, burns, insect bites
All-purpose cleaner: Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial, and can be mixed with water and used as a spray cleaner for your home.

Magical uses:

Tea tree oil can be used for strength, protection, and purification.
It can help open the upper chakras and improve mental clarity. 
Add to jewelry, talismans, or crystals to promote strength. 
Associated with the moon and Mercury

Skin | Moisturizing Rose Mask

This rose balm infused with coconut oil and honey is a treat to make your skin soft, supple and hydrated!
Ingredients
1 tbs. of honey
½ tbs. of coconut oil
4 drops of rose absolute essential oil

Application
Mix all of the ingredients together.
Apply to washed skin.
Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse with cool water.
*optional* spray skin with rosewater for toning and extra moisture.

Benefits
Rose oil is amazing for softening skin, protection against elements, a natural astringent, keeps skin youthful, soothing for redness and blemishes, anti-aging
Coconut oil is amazing for hydration, retaining moisture, nourishing skin, holding elasticity
Honey is full of nutrients, retaining moisture, hydrating, holding elasticity

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Toothpaste tubes- easily one of the most non-recyclable, non-zero waste, landfill-bound packaging.

Before I officially started my zero waste life, I switched to homemade toothpaste. One, to cut out all the ingredients I can’t pronounce. Two, to save my pineal gland by cutting out fluoride. Three, because it’s so damn trashy! An average household throws away 1-2 tubes a month!

And they’re not even recyclable!

Zero waste/Homemade toothpaste requires three ingredients:

1. Baking Soda- polishes teeth, fights bad breath, neutralizes acids

2. Coconut Oil- reduces bacteria, anti-fungal

3. Peppermint Oil- Antiseptic for pain, freshens breath

4. Tea Tree Oil (Optional)

Start with the baking soda and fill your container up ¾ full.

Fill up the rest of the container with slightly melted coconut oil.

Just enough so you have space to stir.

Stir slowly and push out chunks and air bubbles with the fork.

Continue to add baking soda and coconut oil as needed until it gets to the consistency of icing.

Add 10 drops of peppermint oil and tea tree oil.

Stir the mixture.

Check for flavor and consistency.

Close and store.

Skin Oils Correspondences

This is not the end all be all for these ingredients, but the conclusions I have come to for the correspondences of these ingredients.

Pumpkin Seed Oil: healing, divination, honoring the moon, money, prosperity,

Shea butter: healing, growth, protection

Cocoa butter: emotional energy, love, happiness, financial prosperity

Jojoba oil: healing, beauty, hex breaking

Olive Oil: health, fertility, peace, money, wealth

Hemp seed oil: healing, love, meditation, vision, spiritual attraction, magnification, amplification, cleansing, protection, peace, binding

Almond oil: fertility, luck, prosperity, love, habit breaking

Walnut oil: protection, divination, banishing,

Argan oil: prosperity, stability, abundance, healing, beauty

Neem oil: anti-fertility, beauty, dedication, initiation, purification

Emu oil: spiritual connections, diligence, humility, justice, energy, motivation

Tallow (beef): strength, potency, prosperity, abundance

Tallow (deer): grace, awareness, swiftness, otherworld, innocence

Lard: renewal

Coconut oil: chastity, protection, purification

Beeswax: friendship, attraction, love, strength, happiness, mental uplift

Avocado oil: beauty, love, lust

Palm oil: potency, divination, fertility, focus

Apricot Kernel oil: love

Rosehip seed oil: healing, spirits, luck

Carrot seed oil: lust, fertility

Pomegranate oil: the afterlife, balance, blessings, clarity, creativity, divination, death, family, fertility, grounding, the home, hope, recovering innocence, love, loss, luck, prosperity, protection, security, wealth, wishes

Neroli oil: joy, happiness, confidence, clearing emotional blockages, spiritual health, confidence, courage

Marula oil: beauty, abundance, cleansing, healing, personal power, energy

Grapeseed oil: garden magic, fertility

Sesame oil: money, lust, passion

Castor oil: healing, cleansing, rejuvenation,

Borage seed oil: authority, awareness, beauty, beginnings, business, calm, courage, happiness, money, passion, power, psychic ability, inner purification, skills, sorrow



ALSO: If you have any oils and correspondences to add please send me a message! More than happy to make changes or additions.

und1ne-prince  asked:

You have lovely skin. What is your regime for keeping it so clear?

I wear a lot of make up, so my skin looks clearer than it actually is! But my regime is basically coconut oil. I clean my make up with coconut oil, moisturise it with coconut oil, and use coconut oil on any scars or blemishes I have (coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and it smells like delicious coconuts!) I also wear sunscreen every day I’m outside, and spray my face with rose water after cleansing it. And I wear a ridiculous amount of foundation and blush!

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(Winter hair care)

Ok so as a massive dandruff scalp person, I find my hair itself mostly get flaky in the winter. But if time ever fits in my schedule I find this helps my scalp a lot with dandruff and to keep in moisture.

½ cup of coconut oil
5-10 drops of peppermint
5 drops of tea tree oil
1 table spoon of glycerine
Shake and pour in spray bottle

Part your scalp in 4 sections, rather damp or dry. Massage the product in the scalp to tips of the hair.

The coconut oil: is gonna help condition and soften the hair, and help put moisture in the hair,

Peppermint oil: has anti-fungal properties, so it will help it will treat dandruff irritation.

Tea tree oil: also a anti-fungal will help treat the dandruff flaking.

Vegetable Glycerine: this will help with dry and brittle hair mainly during these harsh winters. And help maintain moisture with someone who has a dry scalp.

This can also can be used in any hair type that experience dry scalp or dandruff hair. Even after a wash and go.

Natural Hair Conditioner Recipe (Will Darken Hair Color)

These days every one, not just witches, are going for natural beauty products. This is my personal recipe that I use for my hair. It will darken your hair if used regularly, but if you don’t want this effect, just don’t add the black tea! Make sure to try and only use this in the lower part of your hair, not near your scalp as thick hair may come out greasy and oily even after showering.

- 1 cups. Melted Coconut Oil (Moisturizing)

- 1 cups Olive Oil (Anti-Dandruff)

- 1 cup Jojoba Oil (Anti fungal)

-  1/2 cup Honey (Softens hair and helps split ends)

- 1 cup Brewed/Strained Black tea (Antioxidants and Helps Darken Hair)

- Fragrance of your choice.

I just mix all of these together in an old, reused conditioner bottle. and stir well. When you use it, make sure to rinse it in as hot water as you can stand and wash hair as usual. Thick hair MIGHT come out oily and matted if used on the top of the head because of thick tresses. Just wait for it to dry and wash again focusing on the scalp.

You may have to heat up the oils due to congealing before using, but the hot oil feels great and does wonders for your hair!

Enjoy!

ok this seems like a good DIY scalp scrub
  • brown sugar 
  • olive oil (or any oil of your choice. i use grape seed) 

  • peppermint oil  (soothing, anti-inflammatory, astringent, blood flow & sebum production)  

  • tea tree oil (helps with dandruff & flaking)

  • optional: vitamin E oil for moisture 

you section off your hair, split it into small parts and just rub in circular motion 

if you can’t find all these oils then brown sugar + any oil is good enough tbh