A little history for you:
Our Egyptian Chamomile contains an exceptionally high content of essential oils. It was used by ancient Egyptians, Romans & Greeks to cure a number of ailments.
What’s in it for YOU!
Here’s a teensy-weensy taster of the benefits.
A great anti-inflammatory perfect for hypersensitive skin, broken veins & puffiness.
Strengthens skin & scalp tissue. Reduces swelling & pain of the skin & mucous membranes. (excellent for eczema, skin rashes, acne, excessive acne, rosacea & allergic reactions).
Brightens highlights in hair when used in a shampoo or as an herbal hair rinse. (see recipe below)
Contains traces of the essential oil called azulene (an analgesic & detoxifier).
G-R-E-A-T herbal infusion when used in conjunction with our delish Rhassoul Deep Condish (no surprises there ;-) )
Chamomile is a clinically proven anti-allergenic herb that gives off an abundant amount of mucilage, which softens and soothes everything it touches.
Hair spritz (see recipe below)
Baths (after a hard workout at the gym…spinkle a few & RELAX..)
For Acne (used as a facial spritzer or infused with Golden Jojoba Oil)
In an ice cold or hot compress to relieve achy & swollen muscles.
There is an extremely large list of uses for Chamomile try it in a herbal hair spritz or infuse it with some water and then rub it on your skin. You will feel the difference.
Chamomile Flower Infusion
Making an infusion is just like making a cup of tea.
Take a heaped teaspoon of Chamomile & put it in a big ol’ mug or Pyrex jug.
Boil some water
Pour the hot water over the Chamomile and cover
Let it brew for at least a few minutes
Strain the leaves with a strainer so that you only have the nourishing infused tea
Pour the strained infused tea into a spray bottle or use as a final rinse on freshly washed hair.
Chamomile & Vegetable Glycerin Hair Spritz
Follow the same instructions as above but add
1 teaspoon of Vegetable Glycerin or a teensy-weensy drop of honey (both are great hair & skin humectants)
AND / OR
Add half a teaspoon of flaxseeds to the herbs in the cup and THEN pour the boiling water over top.
Strain the herbs & flaxseeds then place in a spritz bottle.
Chamomile infusions are GREAT for spritzing Locs, soften hair, scalp cleanser and adding a nice soft scent. Herbal rinse infusions provide excellent slip and detangles naturally curly hair instantly.
Be sure to use your infusion within 2 days and store in a dark, cool, dry place.
For added softness use either recipes with our Rhassoul Deep Condishes. Just pour the infused tea over the Rhassoul Condish until you get a nice thick consistency.
Why use infused tea with the Rhassoul Condish?:
Hot infused tea is used to break down the Condish so you will smell the naturally chocolaty Unrefined Cocoa Butter scent as you pour the hot infused tea over the Condishes.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
13 APRIL 2012
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Love Serious Like
“Muy MAL” was a phrase and acronym that was used between my friends and I during college. Now that we are a little more grown up, the phrase/acronym still has some significance. Really, it just translates to some things that feel good are not always good for you (the actual spanish translation means very bad). We had to keep that in mind concerning relationships that we were previously in. Actually, it all started with an actual person I was seeing in college that had me all over the place…notice I said seeing, not dating. This person would not make a commitment, even to date me, at the time. But he sure would be happy to “see” me. It was my fault. I let it happen because it felt good to me. But obviously, it wasn’t good for me.
So here we are, years later, after many other relationships only to connect again. But what exactly did I learn from the “relationship” years ago? Firstly, if a person cannot even commit to dating you exclusively, then they’re not worth the time or attention. I know, I know, but it feels so good when you’re together and he just needs a little time…No! You need some space and a different view. Usually, when something feels good to us, our blinders go up. We can only see the object of our affection in one particular light. But once we give ourselves distance enough to step back and see the full picture, our view changes dramatically.
Second, what you have is precious, so keep it for someone that deserves it. As the old adage goes, “why buy the cow, when the milks for free?” What exactly is your real worth to this person? And why is it that you are placing more worth into this situation than it really needs? Men are cut and dry. What they do and decisions that they make are who they are. So when, you really look at the actions of a person, it tells you what is priority in their life. And unfortunately, it might not be you. period. Hard pill to swallow but better that than a hard lesson learned.
Which brings us back to my reconnection with this person. We’ll name him later (I’ll be taking your suggestions). I guess the first question that needs to be answered is, where am I on his list of priorities? I guess we shall soon see. Going a date with him soon. I’ll keep you posted…
“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. —ISAIAH 55:8
I often meet Christians who are upset because God hasn’t answered their prayers—at least not in the way they had hoped or on their time schedule. Being patient with God does not mean believing that he is still in process but believing that he knows—better than we do—that we are still in process. Being patient with God means trusting that he is sovereign and loving. It means believing that his love will not allow him to answer requests that don’t line up with his ultimate purposes.
We are not the first to grow restless when God’s timing appears to be off. Thousands of years ago, God reminded the prophet Isaiah, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).
When we know that God is loving and just, we don’t have to understand his ways in order to be at peace in the midst of life’s stresses. We can accept that God operates on his own timetable. As the British hymn writer Frederick William Faber wrote, “We must wait for God, long, meekly, in the wind and wet, in the thunder and lightning, in the cold and the dark. Wait, and he will come. He never comes to those who do not wait.”
Dear Lord, help me to trust that you love me even when I don’t understand your timing.
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Solange Knowles Chic Style
Solange Knowles seems to go undetected by most. But there is a such a calm, confident “fabulousness” about her. I’v been following her blog of her life and adventures, and this fashionista is quite intriguing. Although, always compared to her sister, Beyonce, I find that her persona has matured impeccably. She is a person to keep your eye on. I think she is blooming in a great way. Check her out on her blog: http://mydamnblog.com