oil solution

a random assortment of life tips

by me, 20 year old who is so clearly great at adulting. (not really, but i’ve been living on my own for a couple years so i sorta know how this thing works.)

  1. coconut oil is the solution to everything - dry skin, frizzy/dull hair, cooking, removing makeup…everything.
  2. be nice to people working service jobs.
  3. change your pillowcases every week if you have bad acne. hell, you should change your pillowcases every week even if you don’t have bad acne.
  4. don’t put regular dish soap in the dishwasher.
  5. carry your school ID with you when shopping and always ask stores if they give student discounts.
  6. sleep naked. trust me on this.
  7. put a damp paper towel over your pizza before you reheat it in a microwave so that the crust will still be soft, not chewy.
  8. you don’t need to color sort your laundry if you put the washing machine setting on “cold”.
  9. drink a glass of cold water after a long cry - it’ll make you feel better.
  10. despite what others might say, you can be friends with your exes.
  11. make sure “find my iphone” is set up and turned on.
  12. save your loose change and deposit it into your savings account at the end of every month. over time, a little change makes a big difference.
  13. it’s okay to call your parents and ask for help. they probably know how to get that stain out or remedy a sore throat better than you do.
  14. air drying (as opposed to tumble drying) your sweaters helps the fleece inside stay soft and fuzzy longer.
  15. always double knot your running shoes.
  16. emergency sewing kit. get one.
  17. flavored condoms are for oral sex, not penetrative sex. 
  18. carry a small notebook and pen with you wherever you go. write when you feel inspired, even if no one will ever read it.
  19. never underestimate the healing power of cute animal videos on youtube.
  20. learn how to say “no”.
  21. be the kind of person you need in your life: support yourself. accept yourself. comfort yourself. love yourself.
  22. be open minded, question everything, challenge yourself, and learn to look at things from different angles.
  23. you are the most important person in your life - act like it. put yourself first.
  24. growing up isn’t about getting your shit together - it’s about learning to accept the fact that your life will never be as perfect and put together as you’d like it to be.
  25. screw the idea of “unconditional love” - it should always be conditional. your love is valuable as fuck; don’t give it to people that don’t deserve it.
  26. remember that you are under no obligation to remain the person you were yesterday. allow yourself to grow.
  27. challenge your limits, say yes to things that scare you, be open to new experiences, and live fully.

Pretty sure this was dinner from the day we cycled around the nature reserve. 😁😋 We had the same for lunch today except with brown rice. We boiled these potatoes without any oil or salt and enjoyed them just as they are! Of course they were extra delicious because they soaked up the sauce from the veggies, but plain potatoes are tasty enough on their own. To me, the potatoes here are better than the ones in Scotland. 😱 So buttery and rich even though we leave them plain. I love all these starchy foods lately: potatoes, rice, and oats. 👌 Tomorrow we’ll even have some pasta to change it up! I ❤️ my carbs. 😜

This is one of my favorite energy cleansing/room deodorizing sprays. It smells fresh and clean, made with (mostly) natural ingredients, and makes a safe, effective rodent repellant! Here’s how I make it:

Combine 1 Tablespoon of peppermint oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon oil and 2 Tablespoons of the salt of your choice into a 12-ounce spray bottle (I got mine from Target, but you can find them in the beauty or cleaning sections in a grocery or superstore. I also got my essential oils from my local health food store.). Fill with moon, rain, snow, or any water of your choice. If you’re not of the witchy persuasion, you can nix the salt and use regular old tap water.

Both oils are known for healing, cleansing, protection, sanctifying a space, psychic development, love, and wealth. Peppermint is known for helping with rest and dreaming (and is the main rodent repellant) while cinnamon helps with clairvoyance and brings good luck. 

Rodents like mice and rats heavily rely on their sense of smell to communicate and navigate their surroundings, so although it’s not too strong for humans the smell of this spray is too overpowering for them and they don’t want anything to do with it. It’s safe to use around pets and children, and makes the house smell clean when it needs a boost.

auroraemberneko  asked:

And here was me thinking that that was just what minty things were supposed to feel like....

LOL, imagine my surprise when someone described mint as “sweet” to me.
I was like “you mean like licking ice cold fire, right?” “…no…like…refreshingly sweet?” “oh”

For some people it’s just really intense (and enjoyable!) but for others it can actually be overwhelming and in some cases painful and cause other symptoms, which is usually a sign the body wants you to stop what you’re doing. I get wheezing problems from peppermint oils in cleaning solutions, and sometimes a mild headache. Eucalyptus oils aren’t so bad, but mint for some reason just fucks me up.

Lunch today! I used to not be a huge avocado fan but the avocados in Spain are so good! 😱 I mean I would enjoy avocado toast but couldn’t imagine eating it everyday…but now I have it a few days in a row and I’m totally fine. 😉👌 It’s interesting to see how our food preferences change through the seasons. 😋 For now, I’ll eat avocado whenever I want because I have a feeling we might be able to find them so easily (or for a cheap price) once we head to Croatia and Serbia. That’s okay though, we’ll have plenty of other fruits and veggies to eat. 🙏

Dear anyone that has a cold and smokes,

buy at a store or search through your kitchen for peppermint extract.  Put 1-4 drops in you bong/oil rig depending on how much water it holds.  Swirl the water around a little and enjoy the minty freshness as well as great sinus relief next time you take a rip.

Sad desk lunch, my ass! I usually go home for lunch, but I got stuck at work and worked through lunch. There is exactly one restaurant within quick walking distance of my office (a hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop), and I was able to get this healthy assortment of whole foods. Baked potato, salad, and watermelon chunks. Being stuck at a desk doesn’t mean you have to eat garbage. 

Most of that salad ended up on top of the potato, btw.

Giant AF House Cleansing

I’m sore, sweaty, and overall proud! I just did the biggest House Cleansing spell/ritual!

So I’ve been feeling a bit more negative energy throughout my house and decided that I was going to get rid of it. Started off taking the chairs and mat off of the front porch.

With a broom I swept away all of the dirt, pollen, and negativity off the porch (and away from the door). The entire time I was doing this I am softly chanting:
“Dirt and grime and negativity,
Leave this house and leave us be!”

I could feel the negative energies slowly starting to be swept away which just gave the spell more power. I swept the entire porch: walkway, sides, pillars, and ceiling continually chanting.

Then I got out my All Purpose cleaner. This bad boy is used literally for EVERYTHING. It is very easy customize to fit whatever task I need.

The base is made out of Distilled Water and Castile Soap. The mix there alone is gentle enough to use but if you want to add some extra strength to the mix get some essential oils.
For this mix I used Peppermint (good for banishment), Lemon (banishment and brings happiness), and Orange (helps boost happiness) oils.

I used the solution to wash down the light fixtures and the front door.

When I was washing the lights I said a little spell about keeping the dark away and protecting the house.
For the door I did a slightly different spell, this one for letting only laughter and joy into our house and being strong enough to block the negative energies.

This whole process took me about two hours, but I am so satisfied with the results!! Not only was the front of the house cleaned but when I walked in I could feel a shift in the overall energy of the house!! While it was a lot of work it was very much worth it!!

Yesterday’s lunch but we basically had the same thing today. 😋 Brown rice, veggies sautéed with tomato paste and oregano, fresh tomatoes and plenty of chili flakes and black sesame seeds. 🙌🙌 I’m currently uploading a new video to my YouTube channel: How To Downsize Your Wardrobe! In this video I explain why I wear the same thing everyday, how I downsized my wardrobe to 30 items, and address concerns you might have about simplifying your wardrobe. Will anyone notice you wear the same outfit? Will you need to laundry more often? 🤔 Things like that. Subscribe to my channel Vegan Nomad Chick so you don’t miss it. 😉 It should be finished uploading in a few hours. 👌 I hope you’re having a good Wednesday! Mine has been productive so far. 🙂

Charging and Dedicating Stones and Crystals

Charging (or programming) is the term used for establishing temporary intent- for example, you use a piece of amethyst for a restful sleep spell, and later cleanse it and charge it to use for meditation. Perhaps you use a piece of tiger’s-eye for a prosperity spell, and use it again in the future for a grounding ritual. This method of cleansing and charging over and over again is perfectly fine.

However, you may wish to keep a particular stone or piece of jewelry for one purpose. In this case, use dedication- your intent to use this piece permanently (for an extended period of time) for a singular purpose- a protective amulet, for example, or a crystal ball for divination.

Methods of Charging and Dedicating

The most important thing to remember when charging is to clearly visualize your intent. See what you want; focus on your goal. Ideally, you’ll use the same (or similar) visualization during the spell or ritual to reinforce your intent. Hold the stone in your projective hand during the charging process or hold your projective hand over the stone(s). It may help you to speak your intent out loud or even write it down on paper and place the stone on top. If you have several stones to use for a spell, you can charge them together, even if they serve slightly different purposes. They will be united by your goal in the spell.

Also, remember to consider your need; your goal with a spell may be general or specific. For example, rather than focusing on general prosperity, you can focus on your specific need, such as paying off debts or making more money. You could also use a visualization where you can see yourself in a situation you desire. In some situations, you need to remain general and open, such as when seeking love. Don’t neglect how you might limit yourself- think of it kind of like surfing the Internet: when you’re doing a search, sometimes your need to be very specific but other times you want all the options revealed to you.

All-Purpose Charging Chant

Now I focus my intent

Hear me as my goal is sent.

I connect it to this stone

Making my true purpose known.

Let this tool now work with me

As I will, so shall it be.

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[State your purpose for the spell. To dedicate, add these lines:]

With this chant let all be told

Let this dedication hold.

Other Methods

Just as sounds can be used to clear energy, they can help with programming and dedicating as well. Play a particular type of music when you’re visualizing your intent. You will come to associate this sound with that stone and your purpose. You can also use bells, singing bowls, drums, or other instruments.

If you work with essential oils, you may wish to add a few drops of oil to a carrier solution and apply this to a crystal. Again, use caution that the stone won’t be damaged. Choose a scent associated with your purpose, and you’ll be reminded of your goal each time you detect that particular aroma.

Dedicating Crystal Clusters

Most people I know who collect stones for any reason are fascinated by clusters. They seem to be a world of their own, like a mountain range, a world you could get lost in. Some have more crystals than you can count. And they sparkle like no other natural form. They make lovely decorative pieces and they’re excellent for magic.

Magically, clusters are often used to create a sense of community or harmony in a room, or during group magical practice. They also make beautiful symbols for the center of an altar.

Here’s a chant you can use to dedicate a cluster for a general peaceful environment:

Crystal cluster represent

harmony and good intent;

peaceful upon this space

by every shining crystal face.

You will also find clusters of other varieties of quartz and other minerals as well. The meaning for those will correspond to the meaning of the mineral. For example, a cluster of amethyst might be used to enhance the spiritual atmosphere; citrine would be useful for a harmonious and successful work environment. Whatever the mineral, think of the cluster as having an extra boost of energy specially tailored for a community or groups.

Examples:

  • A clear quartz cluster with several points that appear to be self-healed would be good in an environment where healing and comfort are needed.
  • A smoky quartz cluster could be used for balance and temperance within a group setting, such as trying to overcome a bad habit or other obstacle.
  • A cluster of apophyllite or amethyst would be good to use for psychic or magical work in a group, or in a group’s remote work.

These are important aspects for individual work as well, since a cluster is visually stunning and appealing. Placing one in a room can help you with individual needs- visualize the energy being projected all around you, from every point of the cluster.

(Source: The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant) 

For lunch today I had boiled potatoes with nutritional yeast, salad, and sautéed veggies in an herby tomato sauce.
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The frutería was out of mushrooms so we skipped them today. Carrots, okra, peppers, and zucchini seasoned with basil, oregano, black pepper and tomato paste still worked out fine for us.
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I think we’ll try to bake sweet potatoes in the microwave tomorrow for something different. I really miss having an oven most days. I’ve realised ovens aren’t too common….besides using ovens during some housesits, I rarely came across an oven during my travels. The same is true for a decent sized fridge. Our flat in Zagreb will have an oven, a large fridge, AND four burners on the stove, so we are looking forward to cooking and baking *everything* in less than three weeks! 😂 😬

thejondrette  asked:

have u ever tried the cosrx acne pimple master patch? i bought it bc of all the amazing reviews i saw online but ive been thru half of it and it hasnt made any difference for me. do u have any recs for pimple spot treatments?

Hi there. I’m sorry they haven’t worked for you. I haven’t tried them myself because I’m broke and can’t afford to buy half the products I’d like to 😂. The way they work is just like hydrocollic plasters which you can get at any drug store. They work by sucking out the gunk from whiteheads. My go to spot treatment is a tea tree oil solution, if it looks like a particularly angry nasty spot I’ll use 5% benzoyl peroxide. But I’m very cautious with benzoyl since I gave myself chemical burns from it so go easy with it.

No poo Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

So many times I have been asked why isn’t something working out, or why is this happening to my hair!?! Most of the time it is an easy fix like switching the recipe around or trying something else instead. Here are some No poo dilemmas you may face and how to deal….

Dry Hair

Your hair isn’t coated in silicones anymore so it is going to feel a little dry!

You need to try:

-using less baking soda in your wash solution

-using more apple cider vinegar in your conditioning solution

-adding 2-3 drops of favorite oil into your conditioning solution

-using raw honey in your wash solution and conditioning solution

-deep condition more often

-deep condition..period.

-using coconut oil, argan oil, or any oil your prefer on the ends of your hair

-wash less often

Oily Hair

-try adding more baking soda in your wash mix

-less vinegar in your conditioner

-not applying the conditioning rinse to your scalp. Just apply from ears down

-use your boar bristle brush to distribute oils from the root to the ends

-use dry shampoo

If you’re transitioning just stick with it!

Waxy hair

-Use your boar bristle brush to clean off the gunk

-Use a cap of vinegar in 8-10 oz of water and rinse with it twice. It will help get rid of the build up.It could be your hair detoxing. Use the brush to slough off all the build up

-If you use shampoo bars or castile soap they can leave a film if you have hard water. You need to use an acid rinse to get rid of it! Use the recipe above twice or use lemon juice diluted in water. You may need to boil your water or use distilled water (if your water is hard)

Dandruff

-Use less baking soda in your mix

-use tea tree oil in your mix (just a few drops)

-use the vinegar solution on your scalp

-use raw honey in your shampoo solution

-deep condition with aloe vera gel, coconut oil or any oil of your choice

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use castile soap, baking soda, or shampoo bars?

Use whatever you want. I love them all and they work for me. What works for me might not work for you. Know your hair type and read the ingredients lists of products to know what is good for you and your hair. If you do go the baking soda route do not use a paste! This will dry your hair out and break it. Wash 2-3 times a week at the most with the baking soda too….again it can be very drying if you wash it more!

I love Dr. Bronner’s castile soap and Chagrin Valley Shampoo bars.

How often should I deep condition?

I deep condition once a week, it works for me and my fine hair. Your hair might be more damaged or just dryer and you will need more moisture. I would say deep condition every week to every other week if your hair is not damaged. IF your hair is dry and or damaged I would deep condition once a week or twice a week. It just depends on your hair!

Can I use hairspray/gel/mousse?

You can do what you want. The point of no poo is eliminating the chemicals and build up. If you keep applying them you will have a hard time with no poo, but if you have no problems washing it out….go for it.

Doesn’t your hair stink?

NO. I wouldn’t do something that made me stinky. My husband would tell me if my hair was rank and he hasn’t yet! You can spray a mix of baking soda and water into your hair to freshen it up! Add some essential oils to make it scented!

If you don’t wash your hair everyday…do you not shower?

I love and adore you all and appreciate all your questions….but this is one I can’t believe ya ask me! haha. I shower everyday!!! I just stuff my hair into a shower cap or bun it up and avoid getting it wet! : ) 

How do you deep condition with coconut oil and wash it out?

I am able to use oil to deep condition because I wash them out with shampoo bars. If you use the baking soda mix you will not be able to rinse this out!  Use raw honey, egg yolks, yogurt, or aloe vera to deep condition your hair while using baking soda as your shampoo!

I hope that this helps you out! I hope that this answers some of your questions too! If not you can ask me anytime on here or on Twitter (@NoPooGal)

Good Luck!!!

Uses for Flying Devil Oil
  • Banishing negative energy and entities
  • Casting curses/hexes/jinxes
  • Removing curses/hexes/jinxes
  • Uncrossing 
  • “Return to Sender” spells
  • Protection for yourself and your home
  • “Ink” for writing sigils and symbols
  • Spell jars and sachets 
  • Poppets
  • To anoint candles, magickal tools, or talismans 
  • To anoint entrances to your home (doors, windows, etc.)

disclaimer:

flying devil oil is a potent solution, both magickally and physically as a skin irritant - use with caution.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on getting rid of BV/yeast infection fast at home? I got prescribed a week of meds a month ago and they only worked for about one week afterwards ://

There’s different stuff like soaking tampons in yogurt, hydrogen peroxide solutions, coconut oil etc before inserting them but I’m not sure I would do that. The only thing I really know I about that I would try is soaking in the tub after pouring in like a cup of apple cider vinegar for about 30 mins everyday for a week or eating fenugreek. But I definitely suggest calling your doctor even if you try the baths in the meantime and letting them know it came back before it leads to something more serious.   

Herb of the Week-Jasmine

Common names

Catalonian Jasmine
Common Jasmine
Common White Jasmine
Italian Jasmine
Jasmin
Jasmini Flos
Jessamine
Mo Li Hua
Pikake
Poet’s Jasmine
Royal Jasmine
Spanish Jasmine
Yasmin

Jasmine belongs to the olive family, also known as Oleaceae. This shrub and vine genus comprises about 200 species that are indigenous to the warm temperate and tropical regions of Asia, Europe and Africa. Plants belonging to this genus are cultivated extensively for the typical aroma of their flowers.

Jasmines may be evergreen (having green leaves throughout the year) or deciduous (shedding their leaves in autumn). In addition, plants belonging to this genus may be of various types - erect, climbing shrubs, spreading or even vines. The leaves of these plants appear alternately or opposite to one another on the stem. In addition, the leaves of jasmine may be simple, pinnate or trifoliate. Usually, the flowers of jasmine measure about 2.5 cm (0.98 inch) across and their color may either be white or yellow. Although rare, in some cases jasmine flowers may even be somewhat reddish. The flowers appear in clusters and each cluster contains no less than three blooms. However, on many instances, solitary flowers can also appear at the terminal of the small branches.

Each jasmine flower comprises anything between four and nine petals, one to four ovules and generally two locules. Every flower contains two stamens having very small filaments. The bracts of the flowers are either ovate or linear, while the shape of the calyx is akin to that of a bell. Generally, the calyx is extremely aromatic. Jasmine bears berry-like fruits whose color changes to black when they mature.

Parts used

Oil, flowers.

Uses

Jasmine flowers and the essential oil obtained from them have numerous uses. While they are frequently used in perfumes and to flavour foods, a tea prepared from the flowers is taken internally for therapeutic purposes.

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