Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Powerful Skin Care Benefits of Organic Damask Rose Essential Oil

Essential oil of Damascene Rose is one of nature's most incredibly healing plants.  This rose is, according to recent fossil evidence, about 35 million years old.  The genus Rosa has about 150 species found all around the world, including in northern Africa.  Garden cultivation of roses began some 5,000 years ago, most likely in China.  Damascene Rose, however, originated in Bulgaria, and is extensively cultivated there today for its precious essential oil.

Roses were in very high demand during the 17th century, and the royal families even considered roses or rose water to be legal tende.  The wife of Napoleon, Josephine, was known for having an extensive collection of roses at Chateau de Malmaison, an estate seven miles west of Paris in the 1800s.  The rose is often used to represent the Virgin Mary and has been historically considered as sacred to a number of goddesses. 

Organic Damascene Rose essential oil has been recently scientifically proven to increase the energy vibration of every cell in the body, restoring balance and harmony.  The approximate weight of essential oil extracted from the flower petals is only about one three-thousandth to one six-thousandth of the weight of the flowers, i.e., approximately 2,000 flowers are required to produce one gram of oil.  This well illustrates the relative expense of this healing oil.

This oil is known for its many natural beneficial properties, including anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, bactericidal (kills Strep, Staph, E. Coli, Anthrax, and Diphtheria.)  Organic Damask Rose Oil’s innate healing power comes from its complexity.  It contains more than 300 organic compounds, and so it is definitely one of the most complex organic phyto-chemicals on earth.  This is why the oil is often referred to as  Nature’s universal healer.  There are absolutely no natural limits in its ability to tone, heal and balance the skin.  It is non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and well-tolerated by all skin types.  

This highly-energized organic composition of essential oil of Damask Rose renders it highly effective in  treating aging, dry, and damaged skin.  It also tones the skin to reduce overly-active skin sebum secretion that can cause acne and enlarged pores.   Organic Damask Rose essential oil’s natural toning and astringent properties became well known in the 18th century and was used at that time as the base oil for many healing tonics.  Its unique skin toning abilities can actually produce a healthy and radiant complexion in just a few seconds.  This healing powerhouse also has properties that reduce inflammation and skin redness, repair broken capillaries and is even effective in treating eczema and other common skin disorders. 

As scientists continue their study of this rare and complex rose essential oil, they have found that it contains, as noted above, an incredible density of over 300 naturally-occuring compounds.  Even more, they found nearly every chemical compound found in Mendeleev’s periodic table! This myriad of organic healing  compounds attests for the many healing abilities of this essential oil.

As part of an organic, wholistic healing approach to skin care, it is recommended that we "connect" with positively-charged energies as much as possible- in our diet, the air we breathe and in what we absorb into our bodies. Taking in as much good energy as possible is vital to maintaining our energy level and health.  It has also been scientifically proven in recent years that the higher the energy vibration level in the body, the healthier the skin and body become.  Incredibly, Organic Damask Rose Oil has been found to emanate the highest energy vibration of all known oils.  - More on this in Part II of this Blog Post!

Prevent Breast Cancer- G-BOMBS Revisited, Part I

Much recent research has proven that we can absolutely prevent breast cancer by making healthy life-style choices, including practicing daily meditation, exercising daily and replacing toxic foods with the powerful immune system-boosting foods, "G-BOMBS."  These vegetables, or "plant foods," have been the focus of many scientific studies and have been shown to help to avert the transformation of normal cells to cancer. In addition, they protect against any pre-cancerous or cancerous cells that can form.  

What are G-BOMBS?  They are Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds!  Sound yummy? Acutally, these are the vegetables / plant foods with the strongest immune-boosting and anti-cancer effects.  

Greens-  the cruciferous vegetables- like arugula, broccoli, bok choy, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, mustard greens, radish, turnip and turnip greens, to name a few, are the best kinds of greens to eat for cancer prevention.  They contain anti-cancer compounds and substances that guard blood vessels; they also increase healthy vision and reduce the risk of diabetes.  Regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables that contain these cancer-averting  phytochemicals has been linked with decreased risk of breast cancer and has even been shown to increase survival in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Beans- are an especially good food, due to their very high levels of fiber and "resistant starch," i.e., carbohydrates not broken down by digestive enzymes. The fiber and resistant starch in beans reduces the total amount of calories absorbed from beans, decrease cholesterol levels and healthy gut bacteria convert them into many compounds that protect against colon cancer.  A recent analysis of 10 separate studies found that the higher the fiber intake of an individual, the lower the associated risk of breast cancer.

 Onions- and their "relatives," -leeks, garlic, shallots, chives, and scallions-  have many beneficial effects on the immune and cardiovascular systems.  They also have anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects.  These plant foods are well known for their organosulfur compounds.  These phytochemicals retard tumor growth and kill cancer cells.  Regularly eating onions and garlic is definitely associated with reduced risk of digestive cancers as well.

Stay Tuned for more in-depth info on G-BOMBS in Part II of this Blog Post!

Wholesome Beauty Recipes- Organic Veggie Gumbo & Wild Rice

We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  We want to help everyone give their natural, organic beauty, and inner organic skin healer a Big Boost! -and help to improve overall health.  So, we are happy to share with you free Organic Whole Food Recipes several times weekly on this Blog.  Please Share with all you love and care about!

Prep. Time: 20 Minutes

Use All Organic Ingredients:
1 medium Green Pepper, chopped
1/2 large Onion, thinly sliced
1 cup chopped Celery
2 cloves Garlic, minced
10 oz fresh Mushrooms, sliced
1 Zucchini, chopped
1 cup frozen Okra, defrosted and sliced
1 1/2 cups diced Tomatoes
1 1/2 cups cooked Kidney beans or 1 (15 oz) can Low-sodium or no-salt-added Kidney beans, drained
1 cup no-salt-added or Low sodium Vegetable broth
1 TB Lemon juice
1 tsp dried Oregano
1 tsp dried Basil
1/4 tsp Red Pepper flakes, or to taste
2 cups cooked Wild Rice or Quinoa


Saute Green Pepper, Onion, Celery and Garlic in 2-3 TBS vegetable broth until tender.  Mix in Mushrooms and Zucchini and cook until liquid is evaporated.  Add Okra, Tomatoes, Kidney beans, Vegetable broth, Lemon juice, Oregano, Basil and Red Pepper flakes.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat.  Cover and simmer for 10 more minutes.

Serve on top of cooked Wild Rice or Quinoa.

Serves: 4  -Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Being Peaceful is a Decision

"The will of God is peace....When we know peace, we become peaceful." - Ernest Holmes

Creating peace in our lives is a decision.  Our self-will and the need to control situations, people and things around us are roadblocks to being peaceful.  Our anxieties will leave us, if we choose to rely on Spirit to guide our lives.

Most of us have heard the expression, "Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?"  What we think is right may or may not be the best thing in any given situation.   If we are consumed with the need to be right, to the point of forcing a solution, chances are we are not at peace.  Recent studies have shown that it is much better for our overall health and well-being if we are able to make the choice for peace, rather than inner- or outer- struggle.

Having to have things our way causes a lot of stress, and we are the recipients of that stress.  Instead, we can be at peace every moment we breathe, if that is what we desire and choose.  We can be blessed with good health, emotional well-being and peace every time we remember that we can turn to a loving Spirit for guidance and support.

Wholesome Beauty Recipes- Organic Oatmeal & Apple Pie

We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  How true this is! We want to help everyone give their natural, organic beauty, and inner organic skin healer a big boost! -and help to improve overall health.  So, we are happy to share with you free Organic Whole Food Recipes several times weekly on this Blog.  Please Share with all you love and care about!
Prep. Time: 10 Minutes

Use All Organic Ingredients:
1/3 cup Old Fashioned or Steel Cut Oats
2/3 cup water
2 Apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1/4 tsp ground Ceylon Cinnamon (see note)
2 pitted Dates, finely chopped
2 tbs chopped Walnuts
1/4 tsp Organic Vanilla extract

Place oats and water in small pot and bring to gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in apples, ground cinnamon, and chopped dates.  Mix in additional water if desired to adjust consistency. When oatmeal and apples are heated through, remove from heat and add stir in walnuts and vanilla.

Note: Ceylon cinnamon is know as "true cinnamon". What is commonly found in the United States is Cassia cinnamon, a closely related and less expensive variety. Ceylon cinnamon is preferable because the Cassia variety contains high levels of coumarin, a naturally occurring substance which has the potential to damage the liver in high doses. The Ceylon variety contains only traces of courmarin.

Serves: 1  Enjoy!

Beauty Secrets in Organic Skin Care with Natural Volcanic Ash

Natural Volcanic Ash is used to care for skin in many ways and does not contain any harmful side-effects. The sulphur in Volcanic Ash is a proven, safe, age-old remedy that is used to treat every type of common skin irritation and infection. Sulphur also happens to be FDA-approved for the treatment of acne.

Organic Volcanic Ash not only detoxifies skin, but is also rejuvenating and revitalizing. It enhances hydration (water moisture retention) for the skin and promotes healthy cell formation in new skin. It's also has excellent anti-aging benefits, as it improves skin's elasticity and firmness. 

Natural Volcanic Ash actually offers many anti-aging skin care and health benefits. When used as a regular part of daily skin care regimen, it can help reduce cellulite, stretch marks, as well as fine lines and wrinkles - anti-aging at its best! The ash also reduces the appearance of crow's feet, under-eye puffiness, scars and blemishes. Volcanic Ash Clay rejuvenates dry, dull skin and improves uneven skin tone.  Unbelievably, the ash also works to treat and heal acne! 

Natural Volcanic Ash Clay (a.k.a. sodium bentonite clay) is created as natural volcanic ash mixes with H2O. So the naturally-formed clay contains healing minerals that give your skin these very healing benefits. The mineral-rich ash gently exfoliates, sloughs off dead cells and revitalizes the skin. Volcanic Ash clay is an excellent body detoxifier and is now widely being used in Spa treatments, including healing clay baths and facials.

Natural Volcanic Ash Clay is an excellent healing and hydrating ingredient for natural body scrubs, in skin replenishing facial masks and healing acne treatments. These purify and replenish hydration in the skin, firm upper skin layers and draw out toxins to create soft, clean, acne-free and younger skin.  


Simple Changes to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

We want to give everyone a big boost to their natural, organic beauty and inner organic healer and to help you improve your overall health.  Please Share this Post with all you love and care about!

Most women are very concerned about breast cancer.  Most people know that October is traditionally "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," as well.  What they may not know, however, is that recent scientific findings can give them the information necessary to avoid breast cancer entirely, rather than to just be aware of it.  Below we have summarized some of these scientific findings specifically related to nutrition and breast cancer, as well as what you can do to avoid this deadly disease:

·  Eat a diet rich in greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds- these all contain natural anti-cancer compounds. A vegetable-based diet rich in mushrooms, cruciferous vegetables and flax and chia seeds that contain phytochemicals with anti-estrogenic properties can help to fight Breast Cancer in particular. 

·  Stay slim- Obesity is a highly significant risk factor for Breast Cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) estimates that 17% of breast cancers are due to excess weight alone, and women who are obese when diagnosed are more at risk to die from breast cancer.
·  Avoid junk food- like fast foods and refined foods such as white flour and sugary sweets. High-glycemic foods Frequent cause high insulin levels are thought to promote growth and division of cancerous cells, and so also  women with Diabetes are 20% more likely to develop Breast Cancer. 

·  Do not take synthetic folic acid in supplements and vitamin-fortified refined foods. Synthetic folic acid is in fact associated with increased risk of Breast cancer.  Natural food folates are chemically different from synthetic folic acid, and are instead associated with decreased risk of developing breast cancer. 

·  Minimize your family’s exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)- Synthetic chemicals that mimic, inhibit or alter the action of the body’s natural hormones. It's easy to come into contact with them daily in the form of plastics, organochlorine pesticides, cosmetics, fuels, and other chemicals. It is thought that EDC exposure contributes to risk of hormone-associated cancers.  They are especially problematic when exposure occurs pregnancy, childhood or puberty.

·  Do not eat mass factory-farmed meats or dairy and minimize animal foods in general- These foods come from animals that are regularly given antibiotics and growth-promoting hormones, and environmental pollutants also build up in their fatty tissues.  All animal protein (especially dairy) elevates blood levels of IGF-1, a hormone that has been associated with increased risk of several cancers, including Breast Cancer, according to many recently published studies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wholesome Beauty Recipes- Organic Black Forest Cream of Mushroom Soup


We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  How true this is! We want to help everyone give their natural, organic beauty, and inner organic skin healer a big boost! -and help to improve overall health.  So, we are happy to share with you free Organic Whole Food Recipes several times weekly on this Blog.  Please Share with all you love and care about!

Prep. Time: 40 Minutes

Use All Organic Ingredients:
2 tbs water
2 lbs mixed fresh mushrooms (button, shiitake, crimini) sliced 1/4 " thick
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 tbs herbes de Provence
5 cups carrot juice (5 pounds of carrots, juiced)
3 cups unsweetened hemp, soy or almond milk, divided
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 cup chopped celery
3 leeks, cut in 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1/4 cup No-salt seasoning blend, adjust to taste
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tbs chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
3 cups cooked white beans (northern, navy, cannellini) or 2 (15 oz) cans No-salt added or low-sodium white beans, drained
5 oz baby spinach
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


Heat the water in a large saute pan.  Water saute the mushrooms, garlic and herbes de Provence for about 5 mins, or until tender, adding more water if necessary to prevent from sticking. Set aside.

In a large soup pot, bring the carrot juice, 2 1/2 cups of the milk, carrots, onion, corn, celery, leeks and No-salt seasoning to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 mins.

In a food processor or high-powered blender, puree the cashews and remaining 1/2 cup soy or  almond milk.  Mix in half of the soup liquid and vegetables, the lemon juice, thyme, and rosemary.  Blend until smooth and creamy.

Return the pureed soup mixture to the pot.  Add the beans, spinach, and sauteed mushrooms. Heat until the spinach is wilted.  Garnish with parsley.
Serves: 5   - Enjoy!

Organic Rosemary Essential Oil Benefits in Skin Care

Essential oil of organic Rosemary has been highly regarded since ancient times for its many skin healing and purifying properties.  Rosemary essential oil happens to have the highest hydrogen content of all the essential oils, which gives it warming and stimulating effects.  This herb increases circulation, and so contributes to healthier skin.  These benefits bring an improved complexion by enabling nutrients in the bloodstream to more easily reach the skin, while also removing waste products and toxins.  Organic Rosemary oil is well known for toning and firming the skin by reducing swelling and puffiness. 
This ability to improve skin tone and firmness makes it an excellent organic ingredient for use in anti-aging skin care products.  Essential Oil of Rosemary is also astringent, and so it helps the skin and hair to rid itself of excess oil.  In addition, the oil has effective disinfectant and antibiotic properties that are excellent for use in  treating acne, dermatitis and eczema.  The fresh, invigorating scent and many nourishing properties of this essential oil make it a great addition to organic skin care treatments for acne, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damaged skin.  It is also effective when used in skin care products designed to ease the appearance of cellulite.

Organic Rosemary essential oil is also quite effective in treating psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other common skin problems, due to its ability to regenerate skin and heal wounds.  These types of chronic skin disorders tend to respond well to the healing properties of rosemary essential oil.  Another surprise benefit is that skin plagued by acne often begins to heal with an application of this organic oil.  Its astringent and antibiotic properties also help to heal the skin by fighting infection and promoting glandular balance. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Does Organic Honey Have Anti-Aging Benefits for Skin?

Organic honey is well-known as an all-natural humectant- it attracts and helps retain skin moisture, so it's a great natural choice for hydrating skin.  Choosing organic skin care products that contain honey can be very  beneficial to dry and itchy skin, because it really increases moisture in the skin.  Oily complexions are helped by honey as well, due to it's ability to retain skin moisture and elasticity without drying, as do more common skin care products that contain drying and potentially harmful chemicals.  

A naturally potent antioxidant, organic honey is also beneficial when taken internally.  Yet it has powerfully protective benefits when used topically on the skin either by itself or contained within an organic skin care regimen.  Antioxidants are Nature's free-radical-fighting powerhouses, and they are plentiful in honey.  Additionally, recent research has shown the effectiveness of organic honey when used as a natural suncreen.  It protects skin from sun damage that causes premature aging and wrinkles and can be a precursor to skin cancer.

Honey also has powerful, natural anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties!  So it's an excellent all-natural facial and body cleanser that detoxes and purifies your complexion, and leaves it  moisturized and smooth.  Delicious, all-natural honey is also a natural soother of skin.  It's a wonderful skin-calming treat for everyone, but even more beneficial for acne sufferers and  people with extra-sensitive or problem skin.