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8 Herbs & Oils that Promote Hair Growth
1. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is an extract of the Jojoba plant found in California, Arizona and parts of Mexico. Jojoba oil has been used for hundreds of years by American Indians to moisturize and grow hair. The molecular makeup of jojoba has similar characteristics to the natural oil the glands of the scalp produce. Jojoba oil can be purchased at herb shops and can be applied directly to your hair or you can add a few drops to your favorite conditioner to promote hair growth. Jojoba is hypoallergenic and will not harm your hair or scalp. Aloe vera is another product used by Native American Indians to promote hair growth and is also an excellent moisturizer for your hair.

2. Wheat Germ/Aloe Vera/Coconut Milk

Mix ¼ cup of wheat germ, ¼ cup of aloe vera and ¼ cup of coconut milk and use this product as a natural shampoo. Aloe vera can be purchased at drugstores and herb shops and can also be applied directly to the scalp as it will open pores on the scalp that may have previously been blocked and will allow the hair follicles to grow. The American Indians also used and continue to use several kinds of oils to promote hair growth such as emu oil, rosemary oil, and mustard oil.

3. Peppermint Oil

A few drops of any of these products can be massaged directly into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth. Peppermint oil is also a good scalp stimulator but must be diluted before application. Mix 3 drops of peppermint oilwith 3 teaspoons of water and massage into the scalp. These oils can be purchased at herb shops and all are hypoallergenic and not harmful to the hair or scalp.

4. Lavender Oil/Lavender Water

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis), native to the Mediterranean, is now grown in temperate climates worldwide. For centuries, lavender has been used by herbal practitioners to prevent baldness and to encourage new hair growth. Lavender contains potent anti-bacterial agents that soothe and heal scalp infections. It is useful in treating dandruff and adds volume to the hair shaft. Place a few sprigs of lavender in a glass container and cover with extra-virgin olive oil and cover tightly. Place in a cool, dark spot and allow to age for 3 to 4 weeks. Use the lavender infused oil as a daily scalp massage. Apply and leave on overnight. In the morning, wash hair with a gentle organic shampoo and style as usual.

A daily rinse of lavender water (bring water to a boil, add a few sprigs of lavender, reduce to simmer for 20 minutes, then cool) will impart a delightful fragrance and shine to hair. Apply lavender as a daily rinse after shampooing.

5. Burdock Root Oil

Burdock (Arctium Lappa) root oil, also known as Bur oil is one of the most important herbs used to restore hair. Burdock promotes healthy hair by relieving scalp irritations and improving blood circulation to the hair follicle. Burdock root oil supplies natural phytosterols and important essential fatty acids to hair roots, and has been traditionally used to reduce and reverse hair thinning. It is a key ingredient in many hair restoration treatments.

6. Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) has been used for centuries as both a food staple and as a healing medicinal herb. The herb produces a dark red berry which is dried and then pulverized into a fine powder. Saw palmetto is available in several forms including ointments, capsules, tinctures and teas. Recent scientific studies have shown that Saw Palmetto may have beneficial effects for those suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); male pattern baldness and other conditions associated with excess DHT (male hormone) production.

7. Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diocia), found growing naturalized across America, blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Excessive DHT contributes to hair loss in both men and women. Stinging nettle can be purchased in either pill or capsule form and is said to be more effective when used in combination with saw palmetto. Nettle can be harvested in the wild (use gloves as the leaves are covered with tiny hairs that cause a stinging sensation upon contact with human skin). The fresh leaves can be submersed in olive oil in a glass jar. Seal and place in a cool, dark spot for 2 to 3 weeks. Apply the oil in an invigorating scalp massage. Stinging nettle essential oil is frequently an ingredient in organic shampoos and conditioners.

8. Rosemary

Used for centuries in cultures worldwide to promote hair growth and delay the onset of gray hair, Rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation of the scalp. A refreshing daily rinse of rosemary leaves simmered in water retains hair color. The rinse is most effective on dark hair. A few drops of rosemary oil can be added to olive oil and used as a scalp massage oil.

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First Baby Visit Etiquette

A guide for family and friends

1. Wash your hands before approaching the newborn. You are a sniffling heap of death germs.

2. Don’t touch the baby unless specifically invited to do so. Especially not the face. Yes, this includes kissing and holding.

3. Please don’t wear heavy perfumes…
New parents love that amazing newborn scent. If the baby smells like a stripper after you left, you’re doing it wrong.

4. If the baby needs feeding, give mommy space to do her boob magic discreetly. No, the fuzzy, hungry baby won’t wait until the end of your super-important story.

5. Bring stuff and better ask beforehand what is needed.
And don’t pull that quid pro quo shit like ‘If I bring food, I can hold the baby’. Nobody is entitled to hold the baby beside the parents, period. Again, unless you’re invited to, then knock yourself out.
(Don’t bring flowers. This stuff is smelly as hell and/or needs caring… ain’t nobody got time for that. They are well meant and beautiful, but an apothecary run, diapers or nipple cream are more important.)

6. Make it short, make it quiet and tune into the mood.
Chances are the new family isn’t down for a big social event, they are probably tired, overwhelmed and glad that the baby is sleeping. So maybe leave dogs or small kids at home, but if in doubt, just ask.

7. Be respectful.
Don’t ask the new mommy about her weight or her vagina. If she’s open to discussing her genitals, she will bring it up. Compliments are always a good idea - tell mommy she looks great, she will appreciate it big time.

8. Suck it up and keep your well meant advices. I mean it.
New parents have probably heard them all (some of them even contrary) and if they don’t specifically ask, they don’t want to know, at least not for now - again, overwhelmed, tired and not very susceptive.

9. If you take pictures, loose the flash. Be respectful… Mommy and bubs are no zoo animals and if baby is fuzzing, they won’t pose for yet ANOTHER picture.

Every woman is different in that matter, so maybe some women are more relaxed about these issues. In my experience, first time mommies tend to be more sensitive than those who already have kids…

azuladosia  asked:

At some point in their unspeakably cramped apartment phase, Philip gets Eliza's wedding ring and she and Alex have to coax it away from him as he gums at it.

Well, Hamilton’s first question is: “why was your wedding ring off?”

And like not to be gross, but your kid made a big poop, that’s why (asshole).

Ham is like “…still.”  And he wants to consider tattoos of marriage rings, which is a funny thing for him to say, considering how he will come to feel about vows.

ANYWAY

Ham figures that his child is very smart and can be reasoned with.  “I’m going to lawyer him so hard.”

Eliza is like “if my baby chokes on this ring because you’re trying to explain to him the finer points of handing it over rather than just taking it, I will….hurt….you.”

But Hamilton is like “we need to get his brain working rationally while he’s young!” So he starts trying to explain to Philip why it’s a bad idea to be sucking on mommy’s ring.

1. It makes daddy sad when he doesn’t see the visual representation that mommy married him on mommy’s finger.

2. germs!!!!!!!!!

3. if you swallow it, it might hurt you.

4. if your hurt yourself, i will be sad.

5. if you hurt yourself, i will also be dead because of *glances at eliza*

6. If you are hurt and I am dead then mommy will be very sad and what did we agree to when you were born? Mommy >>>>>>>.

Meanwhile, the kid is just sucking away, Eliza getting closer and closer to him.  When Philip puts it fully in his mouth, that’s go time and she reaches in and takes it from him.  He cries.  She comforts him as only her bosom can.  Ham is like “he heard what I said though.”  Uh-huh.

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Study doodles!

1. Testes & Epidermis
2. Germ Layers in baby-making shizz
3. Filtration in a Nephron (Kidney)
4. Good and Bad Fungi
5. Good, Bad and Ugly bacteria
6. Bacteria have no membrane-bound nucleus or organelles
7. Endospores help bacteria through tough conditions, ie, winter
8. Viruses difficulty with classifications: no organelles, but are ‘living’ in other respects
9. Antibiotics don’t effect viruses

anonymous asked:

You are fifty shades of fucking wrong on that celibacy=\= asexual post

I was not the admin who made that post, but I’ve read through it and it is not wrong

celibacy  

1. abstention from sexual relations.
2. abstention by vow from marriage: the celibacy of priests.
3. the state of being unmarried.
(source)

Asexual

1. Biology.

  1. having no sex or sexual organs.
  2. independent of sexual processes, especially not involving the union of male and female germ cells.

2. free from or unaffected by sexuality
(Source)

If we ignore the bit about plants, asexuality is the lack of sexuality, or the lack of sexual attraction. Celibacy is the choice to not have sexual relations, the choice to not get married, or the state of being unmarried

Asexuals can enjoy having sex, or have the desire to have sex. Asexuals can have a sex drive. Asexuals can masturbate. Asexuals can do anything sexual that non-ace people can, they just don’t have the sexual attraction.

Plenty of non-ace people are happy to have sexual relations with people they’re not attracted to, why can’t asexuals

SUMMARY:

Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction. It is not a choice, and has no correlation to sexual activities or desire

Celibacy is a choice to not have sexual relations or get married, or can be used as a term for the state of being unmarried

Therefore celibacy =/= asexuality

Thank you

-Tyler