treat yeast

guys. guys. my friend michelle turned me on to a product that is like, so far, the product of my dreams. i asked on facebook if anyone had any armpit beauty tips- since i don’t shave my pits, they don’t get as exfoliated as well as they normally would, and because i have sensitive skin i often get a lot of clogged pores or painful bumps in my pits. michelle recommended this product from amazon:

Tea Tree Oil Exfoliating Scrub with Activated Charcoal, Neem Oil & Natural Pumice by Oleavine TheraTree

i used it two days in a row and the skin in my armpits is about three shades lighter from all the dead skin removed, all the bumps/clogged pores are calming down, and the skin is super soft. it basically has everything in it: pumice, activated charcoal, diatomaceous earth, coconut oil, jojoba oil, neem oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, willow bark and arnica for pain relief, etc. 

apparently this is also really good for roll maintenance and other areas of rough/dead skin, and it treats things like yeast infections in the skin, body acne, body odor, etc. i’m not sure how it would affect acanthosis nigricans since i don’t have it, though.

the only downside is that it smells really minty, but like… a sort of muddy mint. it doesn’t smell great, but the smell also doesn’t really linger.

two things though:
1) there is nothing wrong or weird or bad about having dark skin in your pits. i know a lot of people are self-conscious about it, but there’s nothing wrong with it and it happens to a lot of people ! i’m recommending this product specifically because the dead skin in my pits causes a lot of clogged pores and painful bumps. i don’t want to encourage anyone to feel self-conscious about their body and the stuff it does naturally, and i don’t want you guys to think i’m telling you that you need a product to cosmetically alter your skin. <3 i love you all just as you are.

2) this post isn’t sponsored at all/that isn’t an affiliate link. i’m just passing this on because i love a good fat product. plus with summer coming up it’s like, Boil Season.

Herb of the Week-Cornflower

Common names

Bachelor’s-button
Bluebottle
Cornflower
Hurtsickle

Cornflower is an annual herb having a straight, sinewy and downy stem that usually grows up to a height of one to two feet and is branching. Solitary, vivid blue flower heads akin to those of thistle grow at the branch ends. The herb produces long leaves that have a grayish-green hue and emerge alternately on the stem. The leaves are shaped like lances and are also downy like the stem.

The cornflower is a preferred garden flower and can be cultivated easily. It is an annually growing plant found in several varieties and its flowers have a wide range of colors. The cornflower, also often referred to as the bright blue ‘bachelor’s button’, is known as Centaurea cyanus in terms of herbal medication.

Cornflower is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and, hence, it has been naturalized all over Great Britain, where it was widespread in grain fields, and the farmers viewed this plant as a weed and referred to it as ‘hurtsickle’ owing to its sturdy stem that unsharpened their sickles. In effect, ‘cornflower blue’ is the hue of extraordinarily blue eyes. According to folklore, particularly, people who are fortunate enough to have such attractive eyes are likely to take pleasure in the beneficial effects of the plant to their eyesight. A decoction prepared with the dehydrated cornflower has been used traditionally to cure inflammation of the eyes. In traditional medicine, the leaves or the seeds soaked in wine were taken internally to treat pestilential fevers. In addition, the juice extracted from the leaves of cornflower was applied topically to wounds.

As cornflowers keep hold of their vivid color even when dehydrated, they are frequently utilized in arrangements of dry flowers or even in garlands. The juice extracted from the flowers is blended with alum water to prepare a blue ink. However, the color is not everlasting as a dye for cloth.

The Latin name of cornflower denotes a mythical centaur which the ancient Greeks worshipped as the father of medicine.

Keep reading

When Portlander Mary Numair spotted an anti-reproductive rights protest outside Planned Parenthood over the weekend, she decided to stage her own counter-protest. She grabbed a piece of cardboard from the trash and wrote a sign: “Dear PP, Thanks for helping with my yeast infections!” 

As she told Slate, when Numair has in her early 20s and uninsured, Planned Parenthood helped treat her chronic yeast infections and determined she had a latex allergy. On Sunday, she joined the protest against Planned Parenthood to cheer on the reproductive health provider, shouting “Yeast infections!” and doing cheerleader-like high kicks to keep up her energy. 

Read the full story at Slate. 

anonymous asked:

Hey so I have 0 essential oils and am trying to get into more natural skincare. I'm planning on purchasing a few from mountain rose but there's so much to choose from. What would be your 'essential' essential oils/ the basic ones people should have? Thanks!! :)

My top essential oils are the following, but my favorites are peppermint, lemon, lavender, lemon and rosemary :) ♥

A-B

Arborvitae: Antiviral, anticancer, antifungal, etc.
Basil: Great for infections, healing, cooking, etc.
Bergamot: Colic, arthritis, stress, etc.
Birch: Cartilage, muscles, whiplash, etc
Black Pepper: Cooking, tobacco addiction, detoxifying, etc

C

Cardamom: Gas, diarrhea, asthma, etc.
Cassia: Cold, colic, diarrhea, etc.
Cedarwood: Tension, tuberculosis, UTIs, grounding, etc.
Chamomile, Roman: Skin issues, inflammation, insomnia, stress, etc.
Cilantro: Cooking, infections, insomnia, etc.
Cinnamon Bark: Great for infections, mold, and even low libido, and more
Clary Sage: Hot flashes, insomnia, hormone balancing, etc
Clove: Candida, detoxifying, tumors, etc.
Coriander: Muscular pain, cartilage damage, digestive, blackheads, etc.
Cypress: Bone spurs, carpal tunnel, varicose veins, etc.

D-F

Dill: Cholesterol, constipation, colic, gas, etc.
Eucalyptus: Coughs, asthma, circulation, cooling, etc.
Fennel (Sweet): Digestive issues, blood clots, lactation (increase), etc.
Fir, White: Frozen shoulder, sprains, empowerment, etc.
Frankincense: Alzheimer’s, auto-immune disorders, brain function, etc.

G-J

Geranium: Agitation, bruises, MRSA, jet lag, etc.
Ginger: Digestive issues, low libido, vertigo, etc.
Grapefruit: Sugar cravings, hangovers, weight loss, etc
Hawaiian Sandalwood: Alzheimer’s, cancer, cartilage repair, moles, etc
Helichrysum: Sunscreen, skin problems, cholesterol, etc
Jasmine: Supports hormonal and emotional balance.
Juniper Berry: Acne, eczema, diuretic, etc

L-M

Lavender: Universal oil. Perfect for burns, insomnia, stress, bug bites, etc.
Lemon: For increasing energy, digestion issues, cleaning, etc.
Lemongrass: Fleas, mental fatigue, UTIs, etc.
Lime: Cleans, detoxifies, energizes, etc.
Marjoram: Emotional healing, muscular support, croup, etc.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree): Best known for treating wounds, yeast, cleaning, etc.
Melissa (Lemon Balm): Calming, cold sores, viral infections, etc
Myrrh: Cancer, Hashimoto’s disease, wounds, etc.

O-P

Orange, Wild: Anxiety, digestion, menopause, etc.
Oregano: Powerful antibiotic, fight infections, increase immunity, etc.
Patchouli: Insect repellant, insect bites, skin issues, etc.
Peppermint: Wonderful for digestion, allergies, cooking, etc.

R-T

Roman Chamomile: Skin issues, inflammation, insomnia, stress, etc.
Rose: Aphrodisiac, poison ivy, self-acceptance, scarring, etc.
Rosemary: Alcoholism, respiratory issues, healthy hair, etc.
Sandalwood: Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, moles, etc.
Sandalwood, Hawaiian: Alzheimer’s, cancer, cartilage repair, etc
Spearmint: Supports digestive and emotional health. Antibacterial, anti-spasmodic, stimulant, and more.
Tangerine: Anxiety, digestion, immunity, cooking, etc.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca): Fights infections, lice, viruses, ringworm, etc.
Thyme: Infections, eczema, parasites, etc.

V-Y

Vetiver: Calming (especially for ADHD), grounding, even a termite repellant!
White Fir: Frozen shoulder, sprains, empowering, etc.
Wild Orange: Anxiety, fear, digestion, menopause, etc.
Wintergreen: Bone spurs, joint issues, dandruff, etc.
Ylang Ylang: Self-love, healing, patience, etc.

anonymous asked:

I get yeast infections on a really regular basis. Pretty much every time I get my period. I find that using treatments like canesten only clear it up for a few days and then it comes back. Are there any natural/home remedies I can try? Ps I can't try yoghurt on a a tampon cause I'm vegan

Hi! Yes, there are natural home remedies. I am actually in a class called “herbal approaches to women’s health” so I know a lot about this!
One super effective method is making a “garlic tampon”. Take a clove of garlic and peel it carefully so you don’t break it open. Take a needle and thread and poke the thread through the garlic and tie it there. Leave it in overnight and in the morning pull the string out!

You can also make an herbal douche using sage tea and apple cider vinegar. A useful tea to drink to avoid and/or treat yeast infections is 1 part sage, ½ part marshmallow root, and a pinch of licorice. You can also add camomile to make it taste better and feel more soothing!

Your vaginal flora (the bacteria in/around your vag) are very connected to your gut flora. You need healthy vaginal and gut flora to control potentially harmful yeast. So try to cut back on refined carbs, sugars, and alcohol and eat more fermented foods like combucha and kimchi.

That being said, chronic yeast infections can be a symptom of a more serious illness, so I would suggest seeing a gynecologist and having them check you out.

Love you,
Lil

My future puppy breeder has helped me with a lot of things. She signed me and Aska up for an obedience test trial and paid for it, knowing my anxiety could stop me from being able to actually do the trial, only because she knew it would help me prepare for future trials. And she was there the whole time.

She drove to me, she lives an hour away, to give my dog (a dog she didn’t breed!) spray thing to treat her yeast infection.

She is -always- there if I need advice. I could call her in the middle of the night if I need to… I don’t even have a dog bred by her yet.

She’s always there for the owners of her puppies. She’d help if one of the dogs bred by her would get lost in the middle of the night. Once when I was at her place someone who has a dog from her called because her other dog (not bred by her) got injured… and she helped her.

She dedicates her life to her dogs. She works hard, her dogs get the best care they could possibly get. Her dogs are functional, healthy and have solid temperaments.

… and people dare to shame and guilt trip me for supporting such a “monster”???