benefits of olive oil

Chocolate cake in 2 minutes 30 seconds? Yes please! 🙋

Especially when it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and delicious! 😋

Simply mix together:

3 Tbsp almond flour,
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (or you can use cacao for extra health benefits),
2 Tbsp maple syrup,
1 Tbsp original unsweetened almond milk,
½ Tbsp olive oil,
1 egg, and
a dash of sea salt.

Microwave times vary based on mug and microwave so maybe try popping it in for 1 min 30 secs and then at 30 second intervals until at desired consistency (it usually takes me between 2 - 2.5 mins).

Let cool for a couple mins, top with some rainbow sprinkles, and enjoy!

Ayurvedic Ear Oil 

“Using ear oil strengthens the immune system and keeps your lymphs and sinuses moist and nourished. This helps prevent colds, infections and allergies. And just as powerful as the nourishing oil are the immune building, anti inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits of garlic.

Ayurvedic Ear Oil Recipe

1/3 cup organic virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic – chopped

 Directions:

  1. Throw the oil and chopped garlic into a pot and bring it to a simmer.
  2.  Let the oil bubble and pop to release all the liquid. Press the garlic with a fork to help it release. It’s done when the oil doesn’t pop anymore, it should take about 5 minutes.
  3. Once your garlic oil is done cooking, let it cool, and then strain to separate it from the garlic.
  4.  Lastly, pour the strained liquid into an eyedropper bottle or old tincture glass.

 Use:

  • Before using ear oil, always run the bottle under hot water to warm the oil. This makes the experience quite soothing.
  •  Drop in enough oil to fill one ear and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Now tilt the head and allow the oil to drain out, and do the other side for another 5 minutes.
  • It’s a good idea to start doing this once every few weeks to keep your ears clear and your immune system strong. If you’re already sick, fill your ears once every hour, until your symptoms go away, you will feel better so quickly.

rosecoloredgirl  asked:

How does one grow out hair. Pls help

1: Stagger shampooings. Natural oils from your hair and even sweat can be really great for hair growth, and shampoo strip them straight out.
2: Be healthy. Take care of yourself as a whole and your hair will be healthier, stronger, and in turn, grow much faster.
3: Brush often. Stimulating the scalp can really help to stimulate growth
4: Avoid excessive heat treating. I used to straighten my hair all the time and it would never grow from all the breakage. If you want to straighten often, consider finding a heat protectant spray to spray on your hair before your daily routine. Stuff with bamboo or keratin tend to work great.
5: Choose your hair dye wisely. Usually dying your hair won’t effect your growth, or even the liveliness of your hair, but a dye that is too harsh or contains too much peroxide or ammonia, or contains a bleaching agent can do damage.
6: Consider making or finding a good leave - in conditioner. This is what helped me the most in growing my hair. Making natural and gentle leave in conditioners can work wonders for your hair and make it grow like a weed. Products that contain essential oils, argan oil, keratin and biotin can be life savers, however for mine, I began by using numerous things I could find around the house. Egg is fantastic for your hair, and raw egg contains a ton of proteins and nutrients that your hair can really use. Oils of all kinds can benefit as well, including extra virgin olive oil, walnut oils, etc. Every now and again, avocado and aloe vera (in small quantities) can be great additions as well as natural honey and even green and white teas can be beneficial. Take these household products and mix them with a gentle or natural conditioner and leave it in for an hour or two, or even sleep with it on your head. It’ll feel nasty, but it can really make a huge difference.

Hope this helps!

nordicsassenach  asked:

I remeber when I was old enough to start shaving my legs, my gran use to make me oil infusions instead of soap. She's gone now, and the recipe With her. I love the scent of Lilacs, Verbana and Lavender and would love to make an oil infusion out of them for shaving, or just body oil...I Guess my question is, do you boil the oil first? and which oil in Your opinion would be wise to use?

Absolutely no boiling the oil. Getting an oil to boiling point means you’ve basically made a siege weapon in your kitchen. Spoiler alert: this is not a good idea. Just follow the guide I (or any other of our talented tumblr witches) posted and you’ll be fine.
The thing you might want to boil is the jar or bottle you plan to use. I’ve put a tutorial on that too, it’s all on my wordpress.

For cosmetic purposes, my favourite is 50/50 olive and grapeseed oil mix, because there’s benefits of both oils and you don’t smell like pizza.

Vegan Dressing of the Gods

Two cups Cider vinegar
One cup Canola oil
1 T Salt
2 T Pepper
8 cloves of Garlic
½ T Sugar

Dissolve salt and sugar into vinegar
Chop 4cloves (however small you feel up to just quartering them will be fine)
Leave the other cloves as is to kind of marinate in the bottom of the bottle
Add vinegar mixture and canola to a diner ketchup container sized bottle (glass is best) with pepper and pop the rest of the cloves of garlic in. Let chill for a few days in the fridge.

Sample recipe for Vegan dressing of the gods:

2 cups pasta of your choice (not spaghetti though that gets weird)
Vegan dressing of the gods (generous amount)
Cilantro or other green herb of your choosing
White onion
Avocado (optional but good if finances allow)


Cook pasta, allow to cool
Completely in fridge.
Once cool (about two hours later depending on your fridge) pour vegan dressing of the gods all over those noodles and set aside
Chop half a white onion into bite sized pieces and chop up your herbs
Toss onion and herbs with noodles and add more vegan dressing of the gods- top with avocado!

Other things you can do with vegan dressing of the gods:
Salad!
Meat marinade if you’re into that my non vegan husband loves it on chicken
Sanwhiches that require a tangy flavor (replace mayo with it sometimes)

It’s great because cider vinegar and garlic have loads of health benefits and it’s lighter than olive oil based dressings because of the canola. It’s a staple of my existence.