vit e

Softy’s Guide to Facial Oils

Different oils and how to use them

Common Oils

Argan Oil – good for everyone; high in Vit E, great for helping heal scars, eczema, and dry scalp. Oleic acid helps regulate sebum production, and linoleic acid promotes healthy skin turnover, which can be good for acne control.

Avocado Oil – intense hydration; lots of fats and fatty acids; may be too hydrating for certain skin types

Castor Oil – promotes hair growth

Chamomile Oil – Sensitive skin; soothes redness and irritation

Coconut Oil – very moisturizing; however it’s comedogenic so it works well for the body, but may not be good for the face (but if it works for you, go for it!)

Jojoba Oil – all skin types; mimics natural sebum so it’s a good balancer for all sin types

Rosehip Oil – skin discolouration & scarring; also good for helping combat environmental stressors like dry air and wind; improve skin elasticity, boost skin cell regeneration,

Tea Tree Oil – acne (but NEEDS to be diluted if you have 100% tea tree oil)

Grapeseed Oil – oily skin & acne; help regulate oil production while keeping skin moisturized; also has anti-aging & skin-brightening Vit C

Maracuja Oil – anti-inflammatory; brightening (has lots of Vit C); sun damage, discoloration, spots, and fine lines; also said to help with anxiety, insomnia and stress?

Marula Oil – irritated skin; v. soothing & hydrating; high in oleic acid; high in anti-oxidants;

Sweet Almond Oil – great for sensitive & dry skin

Less Common

Dilo Oil (found by Kate Sommerville); good for firming

Black Currant Oil – skin that needs repair; anti-inflammatory; even good for eczema

Camellia Oil – Lightweight hydration; absorbs quickly; great for sensitive skin

Pomegranate Oil ­– anti-inflammatory; reduces redness; brightens skin; packed with Vit A, D, E, & K; goof for combination skin

Hemp Seed – light moisture; good for dry, aging skin

Pumpkin Seed Oil – blemish prone skin

Evening Primrose Oil – soothing & anti-inflammatory; great for sensitive skin

hmmmm my no. 1 skincare tips are actually
1. use cotton pad for your toner
2. use rose hip oil after u moisturize
3. use castor oil on your eyelashes if you want it’s hella heavy though & ur eyes will feel greasy
4. wash ur hairline
5. steaming ur face the way the internet recommends is ineffective if you want to steam get a bowl of boiling water let it cool a bit then put ur face over with a towel over your head so ur all sealed in & sit for a bit. however ur back will hurt so if u need steaming for anything besides therapy or toning just take a shower & do whatever u need to do after it’s the same. also “hot towel on your face” is bullshit
6. honey masks really do kill acne & smoothen skin
7. egg whites really will smoothen ur skin & kick out blackheads but only if u have the patience to do it every day… but it’s gross so don’t. if u want to make sure u put tissue on top of the egg to keep it from running. then use the yolk to wash ur face when ur done it puts the hydration back in
8. for me kaolin clay is the most effective clay. thicker layer doesn’t mean better, just have ur skin covered.
9. you don’t HAVE to adhere to mask times find what works for you but don’t leave it on so long it dries you out
10. sheet masks do help, once or twice a week is good but daily is ideal
11. exfoliate or use a cleansing mask at least once a week!!! very very important
12. no a clarisonic will not fix ur blackheads or acne if it’s stubborn, they r useful but not miracle workers. if u truly want that shit to go away invest in a kaolin clay mask, bha exfoliant & possibly a comedone extractor. everyone else is scamming you don’t buy biore pore strips or anyone’s pore strips for that matter
13. if you want to fade scars just put vitamin c on it doesn’t have to be expensive or anything just vitamin c is good. vit e & rosehip are ok but if you want that hyper pigmentation to go get yourself some vitamin c. if you have sensitive skin don’t put it on in the morning & always always wear sunscreen
14. on that note real scars (uneven) can’t really be fixed w/o a cosmetic procedure ur best bet is to get ur face to generate more collagen (retinol) or a silicon fill. or just go to the clinic
17. change ur pillowcase, washcloth, whatever u put on ur face!! ur clarisonic head!! konjac sponge!!!

im done now theres more but if u have qn.s………. ask

mbreme u gjenda e vetme ne nje nate te rendomte shtatori, tani nuk ka kush me ben shoqeri. u rrotullova disa here ne krevat, sikur te mundja te zhdukja te gjitha ato ndjesi te padeshiruara qe me kishin pushtuar papritur.

 te gjithe thone se nata eshte koha me e keqe, cdo ndjenje qe  truri fshin nata i rikujton perseri, si te ishin shirita filmi te paprekur asnjehere. sikur te ishin aty,prezente ne momentet me te papershtatshme,  duke ecur me shpejtesine qe duam nderkohe qe zemra na rreh fort nga kujtimet e fshira dashur padashur.

ne fund te fundit , duhet te ndalosh se menduari per nje person i cili nuk te mendon.

keshtu me thoshte shoqja e ngushte me pare , derisa ne fund ajo nuk ishte me shoqja ime e ngushte. gjithcka ndodhi papritur: nga personi i cii zinte vendin e pare ne listen e personave te cileve ju hapja zemren, tani eshte thjesht nje nxenese tjeter e shkolles duke ecur rastesisht ne corridor. as ne sy nuk shihemi. inate? po pse te kemi? cdo gje ka mbaruar, nuk ja vlen me.

ndryshimi dukej dukshem,  nuk kishte me letra biskotash dhe patatinash te hedhur ne tapetin e paster te dhomes, produkte makiazhi kudo dhe pafundesi jastekesh te hedhur pertoke. nuk kishte me nete te vona duke u endur neper rruget e shkreta te tiranes, zhurma te trokitjeve te gotave duke shoqeruar bisedat plot endrra, pika vere neper rroba, pigmente lumturie, merzie, monotonie…. mesa duket nuk ka me perqafime, foto te cmendura e biseda te vona ne celular. mbase kaq ishte. dhe nese po e lexon kete, ta dish qe me ka marre malli, por vetem kaq. disa gjera thjesht nuk zhbehen.

u rrotullova perseri ne krevat. ndjeva kembet te me preknin pjesen e ftohte te hekurit te bardhe te krevatit, dhe e terhoqa kemben lart. tani nuk flija me rehat, me ishte zgjatur trupi si pasoje e rritjes. sa shume kohe ka kaluar. shume gjera ndryshuan kete vit, dhe ftohtesia e hekurit pothuajse nate per nate me jep me shume te mendoj per faktin sesa shpejt ikin ditet, sesa pak kohe kemi per tu folur personave qe duam vetem si pasoje krenarie…   sikur te rrinin me shume ne toke shpirtra qe tani jane larguar, sikur ti kisha dashur pak me shume… a do ndryshonte gje valle? mbase sadopak, te kthente perseri trupat e tyre , se me kujtimet jam e lodhur. nuk dua me kujtime, thjesht sjellin melankoli dhe furtune, dhe une si keto kam pasur plot. sa me ka marre malli per ata atje lart, buzeqeshje te shuara, qe nuk do i shoh kurre me ketu, por perseri do te jene te gdhendura fort ne memorien time, dhe une kesaj nuk kam ci bej.

jetoni me shume dite me te dashurit tuaj, personat qe vlejne sa bota per ju, shprehjuani dashurine, se kur te largohen nuk do te ngelet asgje pas pervec shiritave te rendomte me kujtime, te cilet do te doni ti digjni fare, por ne vend te shiritave do te digjeni ju nga malli. perqafoje motren, thuaji qe e do, ne vend te cigares puthit buzet e tua me te sajat, krenaria nuk jep asgje. jetoni.

Hair masks

1. For oily or normal hair:
- egg (both parts)
- castor oil
- buttermilk/sour milk/sour cream (in some german shops i managed to find russian kefir)
Mix all this ingredients and spread on your hair. Keep it for 40-50 minutes or more. 1-2 times per week.

2. For dry or normal hair:
- egg (both parts)
- castor oil
- almond oil 
- burdock oil 
- olive oil (good quality) 
Mix all ingredients and spread on your hair. Keep 40 minutes or more. 1-2 times per week

If you have oily roots and dry ends like me, then use the first mask only for roots and the second one only for hair ends.
The secret is a castor oil. This is the most useful and helpful ingrediend. It`s like a “must have” in the medicine chest of every russian girl. As i already said my bestfriend`s aunt has lost all her hair (and eyelashes and eyebrows as well) because of radiation. So this was the cure she has been using. 

3. Radical mask for oily hair (oily only!!) 
This mask helps me to grow about 2-3 cm of hair per month. Use it on your hair roots and only if you have oily hair
- egg
- mustard (dry powder) 
- any oils you like (castor!!)
- some water or milk to make a mask more liquid  
Spread the mask on the roots. The secret is in a mustard. In few minutes you will feel prurience, this is a mustard warms your hair bulbs and makes the blood spring to them. For the first time keep the mask for about 30-40 min. I always kept it about 2 hours. If you can`t handle the prurience wash the mask away immediately. If you don`t feel any prurience then your mustard has a bad quality or you did something wrong. 2 times per month.

Some tips:
- if you have oily roots wash your hair with cool/tepid water coz hot water makes your sebaceous glands work faster and produce more oil
- drink at least 1,5 l clear water per day (your hair need water too) 
- have your hair ends cut (2-3 mm) every 2-3 months
- take vit A and E in pills
- ALWAYS use a good hair conditioner
- avoid using hairdryer
- if you use a lot of make up or just want to make your eyelashes and eyebrows stronger, mix some castor and almond oils and spread it on the eyelashes and eyebrows with cotton swab. Do it every day for 20 min.
- keep the oils in refrigerator.

Please keep in mind that each organism has its own characteristics and the result might be different.

Sorry for mistakes. I`m suck at english

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I spent all my life as a wine consultant, tasting, buying and selling wine and spirits. Teaching people a lifestyle, how to live well. I was very good at this job, so much it drained my soul especially during the holiday season.
It took years of shedding my soul of marketing and public relations to see what life was about. Not until I became a beekeeper did I achieve my inner peace.
Bees came into my life four years ago as a swarm, and with this gift I became a beekeeper. Not the honey for money guy you see at the market but the passionate advocate of my winged friends. Teaching responsible beekeeping consumed my life. Finding a balance between helping them and allowing them to find there own way.
Only in the past few years have bees given me honey, wax and propolis. I received these gifts with awe and incorporated them into my life. Toothpaste, mouthwashes, creams, hair pomade, wood wax, mead, and candles to name a few. You name it and I make it.
What I learned from these products is the simplicity of life, how I wasn’t an inventor, but just exploring techniques and ingredients that were in use by common house holds less than a few hundred years ago. Where you made what you needed without a carbon footprint, preservatives and marketing machines.
Beekeeping has changed the way I live. I am far from being granola but I have a learned a respect for the planet, its inhabitants and my small part I play here. I never thought much about legacy and what it means to have the gift of life. But I can tell you I am a better person for taking a step back and looking at life from the eyes of a selfless insect.

Lip balm and rough spot suave
¼ cup bees wax
¼ coconut oil
¼ Shea butter
One or two drops of lanolin
4 vitamin E gel tabs squeezed of the contents
10 - 15 drops of essential oil

Melt everything except the E and essential oil in a double boiler. I use an old espresso milk frother dedicated for my wax melting and mixing.
Add the Vit E and essential oil of your choice at the last minute to preserve its potency.

I use only vanilla, propolis or lemongrass for my oil. You can buy metal tins, lip balm containers or use used Altoid Smalls containers.

Enjoy and live life well.

Il n'avait peur de personne
Il n'avait peur de rien
Mais un matin un beau matin
Il croit voir quelque chose
Mais il dit Ce n'est rien
Et il avait raison
Avec sa raison sans nul doute
Ce n'était rien
Mais le matin ce même matin
Il croit entendre quelqu'un
Et il ouvrit la porte
Et il la referma en disant Personne
Et il avait raison
Avec sa raison sans nul doute
Il n'y avait personne
Mais soudain il eut peur
Et il comprit qu'Il était seul
Mais qu'Il n'était pas tout seul
Et c'est alors qu'il vit
Rien en personne devant lui
—  Jacques Prévert, “Un beau matin
"Letra e fundit" - S.Olldashi

Kjo eshte letra e fundit per ty…

Po filloj te lodhem nga pak.

Ti s'lexon, s'pelqen, as kupton,

S'e di ne ka me kuptim ta zgjas.

U nis diku larg, a kujtohesh?

Ne korrik,e mban mend? Ishte nate.

Ne qytetin e madh plot me drita,

Me mushkonja,me zhurme e me vape.

Ti, nje harabel i shushatur.

Une qe kerkoja pak drite,

Sado e vogel te ishte,

Shpirtin ta nxirrja me nxit.

Pastaj, gjithcka erdhi rrembyeshem,

Si perroi nga mali kur zbret,

Kapercen cdo gje qe gjen para,

Oshetin, ateher kur se pret.

Kam kaluar kohe te paqta me ty,

Vit e muaj te mbare,

Jave dhe ore qiellore,

Minuta, sekonda plot zjarr.

Te kam dashur, te dua pafund,

Ashtu si di une, qetesisht.

Pa zhurme, pa dekor, pa rremuje,

Te kam dashur dhe te dua marrezisht.

Floket pakrehur dhe syte t'i dua,

Ashtu si ngrihesh nga shtrati ne mengjes,

Dua aromen e lekures pas dushit,

Dua takimet kur vjen me vonese.

Atje te kolibja prane detit,

Kur perendimi eshte i kuq e i gjate,

Ku gatuanim shpejt e shpejt te dy

E mjeshterine servirnim ne pjate.

I dua grindjet e tua pa fund,

Llastimet e tua lakuriqe,

Xhirot e gjata ne kohe,

Mendimet, si rrobat m'i hiqje.

Une te dua. Ti s'e di.

Ndoshta duhet ta tregoja, s'ke faj.

Mbase une jam shume vjeshte per ty,

E ti per mua shume maj.

Megjithate s'mund te thuash s'te dua,

S'mund te thuash se u bera mizor,
Nuk kam faj per vjeshten me shira

E ti s'me do me cader ne dore.

Do ta mbaja pa u lodhur gjithehere

Te te mbroja nga shirat e mi,

Ti s'do vec kete, ti do qiellin tend,

Ku asnje re mos te te nxije.

Kjo nuk me ben te pandreqshem,

Kjo nuk me ben genjeshtar,

As ty nuk te ben fajtore

Dhe as nuk te ben te marre.

Ti vrapon nder agime,

Une capitem ne muzg,

Ti freskon frymen zymbylare,

Une djeg cigaren ne buze.

E dija, patjeter e dija,

Qe nje dite mund te vinte si kjo,
Me kot u mundova t'i fshihem

Kur iken, te gjen vete ajo.

E fundit eshte kjo kenge per ty,

Nuk e di ne e do dhe kete,
S'mundesha ta mbaja perbrenda,

S'mundesha ta lija pa ze.

Tani, bej si di ti,

Une te premtoj vec nje gje:

Sido qe te zgjedhesh ne fund,

Une do t'vij o do t'iki,
… pa ze.

Magickal Uses of Wood Betony

Planetary Association: Jupiter

Gender: Masculine

Element: Fire

History and Folklore

A humble, and common herb of the Mint family, it is difficult to comprehend the ancient’s adoration for this herb. Culpeper recommends it for practically every disease under the sun and a little pamphlet dedicated to Wood Betony ascribed to Antony Musa, Caesar Augustus’ personal physician, mentions its use for no less than 47 diseases. (However, some doubt the author’s identity and deem the text to be much younger). Popular sayings, such as ‘Sell your coat and buy betony’ (Italy) are also widespread and it was widely believed that a house where Betony grew was protected against all evil, particularly that arising from snakes.

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Field Trip

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It looks like I’ve taken on the responsibility of having to make pickups. I’ll be flying to Diagon Alley tomorrow to grab some much needed supplies. This means two things

  1. The school will be without either of its IT people for a day.
  2. I’ll be conveniently close to The Ministry and can take a certain somebody out on a date.