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lunes, 3 de abril de 2017

How to make essential oils at home

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How to make essential oils at home in 6 easy steps

Essential oils are a concentrated liquid that contains the aroma of a specific plant. It’s called essential because contains the essence or fragrance of the plant from which it was extracted. And who doesn’t like essential oils right? 

The great deal about essential oils is they are not use or meant to be use just as a nice fragrance, they have lots of benefits for our health for example: 

  • They can be use on the skin for a relaxing massage or even to help reduce pain, swelling, bruises and muscular contractures. Eucalyptus and mint are the most common.
  • They can be use in the bathtub for a relaxing bath.
  • They can be use on the temples of your head to help reduce headaches.
  • They can be use as a mosquito repellent.
  • Help reduce anxiety.
  • They can be use on cosmetics like body butters, limp balms, body,or lip scrubs.
  • Some can be use in foods to help digestion.

There are plenty of uses of essential oils, and lots of different oils too but the one issue about then is that they can be expensive or hard to find. But. 

Did you know you can make them at home? 

It’s actually really easy and most of the things you need you already have them at home:

  1. Bottle water
  2. A cooking pot  
  3. Glass jar with a lid
  4. Dark glass container
  5. Olive oil (any other odourless oil)
  6. The plant from which you will extract the oil

Step1: if you are making the essential oil from a flower like a rose take all the petals of the flower. Important: all the plants that you use most be fresh.

Step2: in a cooking pot put some water in, and put it on the stove in a medium temperature until it boils.

Step 3: while the water boils, in a glass jar fill it with the oils of your choice (olive oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil etc.) and put in the petals or the leaves of the plant, don’t forget to brake them in small pieces, this will help them loose their essence.  And close the jar.

Step 4: once your water is boiling turn of the flame, and put the jar inside the cooking pot, and leave it there until the water gets completely cold. Make sure the water covers the jar completely.

Step5: now that your water is cold take the jar out and put it near a sunny window, leave it there for a couple of days. This will help the plant to loosen even more its essence and the oil will have a stronger smell. I leave mine on a sunny window for 7 days. 

Step 6: now that you oil is ready with the help of a strainer pure out the oil in to a dark glass container, the strainer will prevent the plant to move to the container so you can have a clean oil.

And your oil is ready!! ……. store your jar in a dark place. 

I have already made 2 essential oils: rose oil and Jamaica oil, using this method, and worked perfectly both times.
One thing you must have in mind when you do them is that the result product its always going to be less than the amount of product you use to make them.

Making a essential oil as you can see it’s so easy and totally worth it... 

If you try them at home don’t forget to share it with me on the comments below and
What is your favourite essential oil? Mine is peppermint

lunes, 30 de enero de 2017


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We´ve all heard about the famous detox diets that most artist use them to lose weight and they consist on only drinking juice for a week or two. This die promises to not only detoxify your body by getting read of all the toxins but also to help you lose weight fast, but.  Do they really work?
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This strict diets, they do help your body get read of everything that won’t use while cleaning your intestines but at the very same time, it will slow your metabolism making you gain weight.

Why this happens?

Since you are not eating enough, your body doesn’t have nutrients, carbohydrates... and everything that need to help you do all your activities through the day; causing your metabolism to work at a lower speed that it usually does, to help your body keep the food as a something extra in case you decide not to feed your body again.

When you start eating again, your body keeps preserving all this food he is getting just in case of an emergency (like you decide to live out of juice again), and that causes you to gain weight.

How can I detoxify my body without my metabolism?

Detoxifying your body is nothing more than getting read of all toxins that have been accumulating through the years…

You can help your body do this process easily without starving yourself by doing the following tips:

. Eat more fruits and vegetables: remember to eat at least 5 portions of different fruits and vegetables through the day and eat less fried foods and junk food.

. Drink more water: it is recommended to drink at least 2 litters of water a day, but, it will vary on your daily activities. If you exercise you need to drink more than 2 litters.

If you don’t like drinking water, try putting in it some fruit to make it more refreshing and delicious.

. You can add to your daily diet some detox juices in the morning as a breakfast2 or 3 times a week like the green smoothie that is made of: pineapple, parsley, grapefruit, orange, and celery. But eat as you usually would through the day.

I usually drink this smoothie 2 times a week, especially when I have been eating lots of junk food, and feel bloated.  

.Be active: unbelievably, exercising is the best way to detoxify your body, because, when you exercise you sweat, and trough the sweat toxins are released.

I really don’t like or trust this diets that makes you drink or eat only one thing for 5 or 7 days. I do believe the best way to help our body be ¨free¨ of toxins I trough a healthy and balance diet combined with exercise.

How do you detox yourself?