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Monday, February 29, 2016

Beautification Series ~ Dry Shampoo & Flowers

Hello Lovelies,

As I promised myself to make this series, I am doing so even when it doesn't feel ''beautiful'' in tooth aches. Nuff said.

I want to make sure you don't miss anything in this series and I would hope and ask that you also share this series with as many friends as possible to help them with information in case they don't have this. We all need to be thinking green and taking better care of ourselves not with more chemicals but with beautifying products Nature has provided us with.

I have accumulated alot of helpful knowledge in all the decades I've been organic and making all my own products and I've learned lots of wonderful things and still learning, but I want to be of more service to others, not to just a handful, and not to hold this cache to myself.
I don't have alot of followers by a long shot, but I was hoping to reach as many women as possible to help them as much as possible with beautification and greening and that can only happen if you share this post with those you know or even don't know, and hopefully they can share too and many others can be helped by this series.
There is not a woman who cannot use the information in this series by me and by many others who are thankfully also going green and beautiful naturally and posting about it.
There is not a woman who does not want both health and beauty, and easy ways to acquire them naturally without the use of chemicals, and to know she can do it herself. This is for all of us.

Mixed in with this series I will also add photos of beautiful flowers and gardens as I work on them again.

I began this series here and explained what I am doing and why. It is imperative that we all go green for all the known and very concerning real reasons of literally tons of cancer causing poisons in everything we use. This is about poison vs safety, both for ourselves and Earth to choose to eliminate carcinogens from our bodies and the environment which is both negligently and criminally destroyed. Criminally because the ones who invent and distribute the pollutants via dispersing within consumer products and illegal disposal know what they are doing. Negligent because the ones who assume they are safe (us) just because they are found in consumer products are not boycotting them as we should, women being the number one consumer of most products in the world, AFTER industrial equipment.  Every single year we discover what was once ''thought safe'' is causing cancer and toxicity.......and this conservative list is only growing. It is us the user and consumer who can break this deadly cycle.


My first post was about Lymphatic Drainage as that is the first key to not just health but beauty, because without regular lymphatic drainage we are puffy, swollen, in pain and this does not contribute to beauty. n'est ce pa? It is also my most recent discovery and I am still reaping the positive accumulative effects of this daily invigorating practice which I recently began.


Today I will speak of another new discovery which is dry shampoo.
When I first heard the two words together ''dry shampoo'' sounded like a contradiction, an oxymoron. Didn't make sense and I felt it was just another one of the many fads that come in like fireworks and fizzle out just as fast because there is no substance to it. However, once again, I was wrong.
I was on a site where a woman who had gone minimalist and natural to her beauty's benefit and she uses it and it works for her. All of her other tips I knew of and that they worked, so I trusted her and finally decided to try it.
I saw there are commercially made ones but I wasn't about to start there I wanted natural and to do it my self. All things we use for body and face care are best made by our own hands. So I looked into reading about it, checking recipes and watching videos of women who tried it. I found lots of DIY recipes online which I will not link here because it is so easy to simply google them and you will find tons of stuff, and once I found a combination that sounded right to me and I had all the ingredients already I went to mix them and try it. I found a site that spoke about these and her experience in France and how a woman gave her some dry shampoo to try and her journey with this since then is pretty impressive.....for shampoo that is. :D So I went with the information on the site that first inspired me and then mixed the other ingredients I found were common and I only made a little bit.

My recipe for Dry Shampoo for dark hair:

1 part cornstarch (like a teaspoon to start?)
1 part Rhassoul clay
1 part cinnamon powder
and 10 drops each of Rose Geranium Essential Oil and Rosemary Essential Oil.
I mixed it and put it into a pretty jar with a sprinkle lid like this

Some people just use one ingredient like cornstarch or baking soda, I like the mix I use. Also for pale hair or silver, just leave out the darker ingredients and sub with others, but its not necessary since it is not visible, after rubbing in and then brushing, it really doesn't matter.

When I began to apply this powder onto my scalp, first parting the hair which seemed like work to me, (lol, I don't mess with my hair much, just goes up in a bun or down).....but I did it as it didn't seem right for powder to sit on the hair, this was for scalp after all. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell of this one and that alone was encouraging as even if it didn't work I now had a scalp perfume! But I did sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle and enjoying the smell waited for the magic.....and lo and behold......I was seeing something I'd always wished I had seen and was flooded with all kinds of sentiments of how much wasted time and years have gone by without me knowing about this and NO ONE telling me of this miracle which my hair specifically loves. See, if someone had told me of this I would not have had the lifelong disappointment in my flat hair, working all these years to develop all sorts of routines that would give my hair body, when a simple natural product could do it in minutes. These kinds of regrets because no one told me is why I really wanted to begin this series to inform as many others as possible of wonderful things that work beautifully! All I could say, was ''why didn't anyone tell me of this before"?!
I parted, sprinkled and rubbed, parted, sprinkled and rubbed, powdered, sprinkled and rubbed till done with the areas. I tousled my hair but did not brush it out, I left it.....cause I'm lazy that way. I just lean over the sink and tousle my hair to remove what is loose and that is that, I'm done.

Soooo......dry shampoo works on my fine long hair, the slightly oily areas were no longer oily, for sure, but surprise! the bonus and exciting part for me was the lift and volume my hair got at the scalp level...and this was the part of my hair I didn't like was not having scalp volume. This simple powder did this for me and for this alone I wear the powder....and sometimes to just make my head smell nice.
It works.

I don't like washing my hair often anyway, as I don't trust shampoos designed conveniently to need conditioning afterwards always struck me as a scam and it is, first you dry it out then you need to apply another product. Why make the product do something that requires another product to fix it after?  Money. I have yet to find a shampoo that does what I need, without conditioner. Still looking.
The baking soda no poo thing worked for a time then it didn't work at all. I went back to shampoo.
Also I haven't found anything to give me the volume and thickness I craved....and ''dirty'' hair is the prettiest for me anyway, cause it does have more life and bounce anyway. I personally do not use products or equipment on my hair, not even a blow dryer. I shampoo and let it air dry in 10 minutes as dry heat dries out the hair which requires then more product. Its a catch 22. Then I twist it and roll it into a messy bun for 2 days and only then I have the body and waves that I love.

Now I have this wonderful product I am in love with, that has taken care of both the oily areas and the much coveted volume of the scalp area. It is soooooo nice, I just wish I had known of this sooner.

So I am telling you ladies, dry shampoo can be a boon from heaven for beauty and scent both. If you haven't tried it, please do, you probably already have some of the ingredients in home already, for example baking soda is popular, as is cornstarch and cinnamon. I use the Rhassoul as clay is naturally absorbent and healing and is mineral rich, just in case, and this Rhassoul is also a darker color and combined with the cinnamon is a good color for me. I could have used cocoa powder too but I prefer cinnamon for its purifying aspects as well, plus the scent with the oils I use are amazing.

And there you have it. Please let me know if you use it, have tried it, if not, what are you waiting for? :D


Some flowers, as I'm beginning slowly to reemerge from hibernation to work around the gardens again.

I found some delphiniums in the garden center. I was looking for something special and different for this pot and this was different and special. I've never had them before. These are gorgeous.

 The colors fascinate me.....can you see they look painted? with sky blue strips on the lavender and as a background frame for the lavender?

 Inside some mauvy pink hydrangeas.....the most gorgeous ones I've seen yet in Florida......

The front porch is being redone. I hung all new netting panels, the fresh white is heaven! Even the chinese food delivery guy said the porch was lovely and this was at night.....

Here I planted a small topiary in an urn. I have to refill the base with some draping lysimachia again which is what is next to it.

 Another potted Delphinium whose flowers are done but there are still budding stems on the way.
And some alyssum soon to be planted.

These are dusty miller, begonia and petunias soon to be planted in window boxes and another urn will get the begonias.

Until next time, thanks for visiting. Please share, share, share.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Beautification "Green" Series ~ Lymphatic Draining *Updates

Hello Lovelies,        *Updates: I will be posting in comments my progress with this as I go along.

In this series of Beautification the Green Way I'm going to begin with the most important discovery for me, which is  lymphatic drainage for face and body.....wait, before getting bored, you must hear what is going on with this.....

Here in the states it is not known just how important the Lymph System is to health and beauty as ''they'' do not teach us these things in school, we all seem to learn the hard way. But in Europe and Asia where the knowledge of spirit and health is much more comprehensive and ancient, they know how important it is. I knew it too but just didn't give it enough credit or test it enough until now and I am shocked at the results. The Lymphatic System is THE system we have for eliminating poisons that are trapped in every cell of our bodies which the other Eliminative Organs are too taxed to do.

A bit of background.......

I was a bodybuilder, natural, and always athletic and strong with a nice tanned body. My favorite features of my body were my arms and abs. Things happened in life and I could not work out anymore for the past almost 15 years and my body has shown how it has suffered. Emotional suffering will show up on the skin as many unsightly things, as saggy skin, discolored, cellulite, loose skin, and blotchy etc etc. The more emotional or trauma in your life the more it will be visible in the skin and you will age rapidly.
Smart meters installed will age you even more rapidly and eventually can cause cancers which many do not notice because they refuse to acknowledge the link even when the energy companies will say that enough radiation does cause cancer AND radiation interferes with normal organ functions among many many other deleterious things. When they installed the smart meter here against my will, I noticed a rapid decline in my appearance of skin and health and I have been known for looking 20 years younger all my life and this is genetic as well as my own self care of being organic and healthy.


Loss of Beauty.
But recently I noticed I had aged very very rapidly and it scared me. Alot. I ate the same types of good foods as before maybe less organics as $ determined, but not enough to cause this, no cakes, cookies, sweets, except occasionally, but no box foods, I cook all my own foods so it was not that, food was not causing this huge change in my body, unless all foods were poisonous now.

I also had alot of strange pains and odd ailments that made no sense to my way of living and my knowledge of healing with nutrition and herbs and lifestyle, which always served to heal myself since I'm 18 years old. I knew degeneration and aging at this rate for me aging 15 yrs in five years, was not normal and something was wrong, either I was dying or something in the environment was doing this. I did not put this together until I had to sit down and ask ''what has been different in the past 5 years to cause this rapid aging?!! and I thought and thought and then remembered that is when they installed the smart meter.
John my housemate, also developed cancer right after that too. As many many people are also reporting about cancers developing right after installations.
These meters are totally toxic.
I would love to move but that is not in the cards for me as much as I've tried to so I must do all I can to mitigate this radiation until I can move away. I turn off all the power at the power switch box for all areas which we do not use power. Two huge generators of EMF's are the fridge and stove which I turn off during the day. The stove I do not use unless I am baking which is rare. I also wear some orgonite to mitigate the EMF's and this is very powerful indeed and has helped me a great deal especially when going out shopping in malls etc where the EMF output is off the charts and at sickening levels.

But at home which is where I am most of the time, I must keep myself healthier than most as the sensitivities I have are more than normal.

What happened to my body shocked me .............
as I thought the years of working out would keep me youthful for a longer time considering also my good genes. But as I said something caused rapid aging which showed up dramatically in my skin. I also had my upper arms go saggy and my abs into a soft swollen belly which no amount of dieting etc would change. My normally huge eyes shrunk and had swollenness around them on the lid and beneath. No makeup could make me feel pretty or disguise this and I stopped wearing any. This was not beautiful. My normally oval face became round and the area beneath my ears and neck were always puffy. My thighs when looking down at them developed this horrific wave or ridge thing which I thought was loose skin from losing my muscularity but no it was not that big of a change in size, but I could not figure this out. In general I was suffering from extreme puffyness and swollenness that did not equate to fat. Nothing I did that worked in the past was working now and I was panicked a bit. Usually all I needed to do was eliminate known toxic foods or just eat salads and juices and in 3 days I would see the changes I wanted. Always. It didn't work anymore.
I won't go into more details but you get the picture.

I tried to work out again but many things prohibited my being able to do anything, even yoga. Mind you I love working out so it was not lazyness or procrastination, it was levels of pain and loss of will. I would attempt my jogs but could not even walk without returning more exhausted instead of energized. It would take me a couple of days to recover from the walk! 
Eventually I got turned off to moving my body, as I got disgusted. I needed to find something. But lately nothing I did worked and in more ways than one I was psychologically beaten into frustration and futility. I was no longer in charge of my body. Something else was causing changes I could do nothing about. This was scary, people! And depressing. I eventually gave in to simply wearing clothes that covered me up and didn't show form, stopped going to the beach and I covered up mirrors except the bathroom vanity, but what I could see from my face showed every part of my body in there, from the eyes, to the cheeks, the lips and the neck, all showed what was happening to my body.....and I was horrified.

Thank God I never give up.

There is always something, something that will work. It took me years to find it, but I did.

As I looked at my body with a disinterested observers eyes, quickly and clinically, I noted the areas that showed the weirdness I had never had before, problems which had nothing to do with my lifestyle and foods I ate, which were the elbows, knees, abs, neck swellings. They remained that way, and I could do nothing to get rid of it. It was not fat, as I was not fat. My tiny wise voice tells me I need to drain my lymphatic system. Oh, that again. (boring, been there done that). But my superficial engagement in that area was far too superficial to reveal to me its importance. What I didn't think about in my quick thinking, fast results quest was that I had always had lymphatic problems of draining out toxins from my body more so than my family for some reason which is why I always had bad reactions to all cheap foods and chemicals, and that it remained a problem throughout my life except during the time I was working out because 4 times a week a workout session was typically a half hour stretch, then jog for 3 miles, then work out with heavy weights for another 2 hours, and that was my lifestyle, so the problem I had with lymphatics was abated while I did that. But when I could not work out, the problem became exacerbated and I didn't realize what it was. I feel the smart meter amplified this problem, speeded it up greatly. Hence the puffy eyes, the swollen neck/jaw area, the swollen abdomen, the puffy elbows and knees and the saggy skin, this rapid aging of 15 years in only five! All of this has produced shame.
Until now.

I decided to do lymphatic drainage again but do it properly and consistently until I saw results, because not doing so was my own undoing and I was not about to do more of that. I had to learn more deeply what it involves and how an impaired lymph system shows up in your life, its effects on health and how one feels and thinks etc. I researched this and immediately it was impressed upon me how I had dismissed this most critical function of our bodies too flippantly especially for my own extra sensitive system and body. It turns out ALL the areas of swollen and puffyness are the areas of LYMPH NODES and so this showed me my small voice was telling me truth, I did seriously need lymphatic drainage though I had to act on it. I realize all the ailments of my early youth were from this lymphatic problem, that worked well when I was very physical but did not work when I was not physical. All the suffering of late has been because I ignored what was important and did not want to delve into this aspect of my own body function and I suffered more psychologically from this self neglect than the effects of the lymphatic problem itself, unsightly as it is!


Dry Skin Brushing for Lymphatic Drainage:

I found a woman who made videos about the effects of dry skin brushing for cellulite, an older woman who tested this and found it works, not those young women who are youthful and jump on any beauty bandwagon and claim its rewards without having anything to recover from! please.....!......but dry skin brushing I had tried many times but not regularly enough to see or feel results. I did it sporadically and so it did nothing, of course!
I now decided to do this every day, do it properly and looked up videos which show how to do facial lymphatic drainage and swore I would do them both every day, first thing in the morning no matter what......and after 4 days, I didn't expect to see anything for at least a month, I thought I saw something when dressing after a shower. I avoid looking at myself but I caught my legs because something was missing......the unsightly ridged thighs was less ridged?.....did I see that!?? wait let me check, it can't be, I need more light. Yes, it appears the ridges are less, but I must be seeing things. And after just one self-facial massage I saw my my eyes were less swollen. THAT IS an improvement! One day I lifted my arm in the mirror as I did my hair and noticed the swollen area of my elbows was much less or even gone! I checked more carefully areas that showed egregious signs of lymph problems and that was the elbow and knee areas, and they were much less. I tightened my shirt in the mirror and it too was less swollen.....aha, that is something to note that all these issues really are about being ''swollen'' and not ''fat'', swollen with congestion of toxins ! I see this alot with many people in the streets, this same puffyness and swollenness that is not fat. This distinction must be made and understood.  
It is not a diet that will remove puffyness or swollenness but movement and more specifically LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE.


To Explain the Lymphatic System more:

Basically the Lymphatic System is the purification system of the body which needs movement to work. Because the Lymphatic System is mechanically activated a sedentary body will not have good movement of toxins and poisons, they will build up and show up as every unsightly type of ugly a body can produce AND you will feel like shit all the time. We were apparently created to be moving creatures. Ones lymphatic system is clearly CLEARLY visible in the quality of ones skin and body puff factor. An active body which moves regularly and utilizing strong joint and muscular movements will have a lymph system that works properly moving out toxins efficiently because this system is activated with our movements. And the skin will hug the muscles and bones, be taut and tight, and the body will look leaner and streamlined, and be more energized. And based on how we move and how often, determines how our lymph system is removing poisons and toxins from our bodies OR NOT removing them where they build up and show up as ''ugly'' and as feeling sick and like shit.
A good site is for more info is here. And more info can be found by researching it yourselves.

The videos that inspired me are this lovely woman Melinda Lee.

A good facial lymphatic drainage video instructional is here:

Another facial vid here:

Another great one:

What Dry Skin Brushing Did For Me:

~ Within days, the ridges or waves on my thighs lessened about 50%. I have more to go but I will continue until my skin is smooth again as obviously OBVIOUSLY this lymphatic dry skin brushing is what is needed especially for me as my lymphatics are weak unless I'm very physical. My problem was not weight but lymphatic congestion. And O.M.G......I may be able to show up at the beach again.....sighhhhh, just thinking about it!

~ Within days, the puffyness around my eyes diminished around 70%, and my eyes natural large size and almond shape is showing up more and today they are almost as large as they were in my active days.

~ The swolleness of my abs is down around 40%. I will continue to fine stream my diet to accommodate my metabolism and ingest more fruits to help cleanse the blood and remove poisons as I remove lymph from my body, which will take more time, but I am fine with that.

~ I have more real energy, truly more energy when I get up and feel like I can begin to work out again in a real gym.

~ The puffy ear/neck area (which is exactly where the facial lymph fluids congest) is going down and my oval shaped face is returning. This is after only a week now. I'm so in love with this discovery and that I finally DID discover what my problem was. Took me long enough! As of this morning I could see my natural facial bone structure again and large eyes. :D:D:D

~ The shape of my natural body is showing up again, with the swollenness going down and the puffyness going down.

~ I did have detox symptoms, I expected this though as once you realize your lymph system is congested and you are now moving it along you WILL feel the effects of the poisons and toxins being processed and moved out. Some can be skin breakouts with poisons trying exit the body through the Elimination Systems which are the lungs, the skin, the lymphatics, the colon and the kidneys. I believe there are more but these are basic ones.  One can also experience a herxheimer reaction like I did, but only for a day where you can feel like you have a bad flu, however, I made sure I drank some of my own homemade Queen of Hungary Formula which is easy to make and works like a magical charm in cleansing the blood of impurities, I keep myself stocked with several bottles at all times. The next day I was fine, a bit beat up but not sick, and seeing and feeling the direct effects of skin brushing my Lymphatic System for health and Beauty. A feeling of being in control of my body is returning, as well as a feeling of well being knowing I have control over my health and beauty again.

I expect also to have more detox symptoms in future as I continue with this cleansing, as much more needs to be done which I can see and now that I understand this system more. I am guessing that as I continue with dry brushing the older toxins stored deep in the cells protected by sebaceous fat etc, will be moved and as it moves out will cause more herxheimer reactions and I will be prepared for this. But I do want to cleanse my body of all the poisons and toxins which have been ''safely stored'' in my body all these years due to self protective mechanisms, but I am ready to remove them all for continued purification once and for all. I suspect this will reach back into my childhood and all the antibiotics I'd been given which need to be removed as well as years of mercury toxicity from dental work and metals from environmental pollutions. This will be an ongoing process, a way of life which I don't mind at all since its both pleasurable and has offered me BEAUTY.

 For Facial Massage:

Use this diagram to self massage your own face daily. You can use your fingers, but if you're like me you tend to pull alot, wanting more results faster lolol, its hard for me to be gentle as it doesn't feel like I'm doing much, but this is my own issue....


I like to use the tip of a blush brush which is rounded wood and this hits the pressure points beautifully and does not pull my skin the way fingers do. Make sure the tip is ROUNDED. 

I spray my face first with Geranium hydrosol, but you can use pure spring water or another hydrosol like rose water etc, and then I aply a serum which gives me the slip and slide I need so as not to pull and stretch the delicate skin.  This facial massage is done within just 3 minutes.

Dry Skin Brush for Body:

I have two brushes (one I had for over 20 years but somehow disappeared and when I replaced it, it showed up where it should have been! Fairies! humpf! so now I have two)  with handles which I remove from the handles and use both to dry skin brush with both hands at the same time. It is very energizing and somehow my body loves it and tingles when it is done.

Dry Skin Brushing is #1 Beauty Producing Tip.

Because it removes body puffyness, swollenness, saggy skin, mis-shaped fluid filled eye sacks and faces, swollen abs and feeling like shit because of pain and sluggishness of ''mysterious causes''.

There are many places you can get DRY SKIN BRUSHES, one or two, as all the drug stores sell them and its easy to get. I would go only with bristles that are natural. Also Shower Brushes look the same but they are two different things and the shower one has bristles far too soft for Dry Skin Brushing, I tried it, it doesn't work at all, must be a Dry Skin Brush. It needs to be done every day, and with other movements for the bodies cleansing systems as well, at the very least a vigorous walk if you are not cripple. I am going to be experimenting with a mini trampoline when I can get it put together, just for this Lymphatic Draining as a life style but with fun. However, if you do not have a physically active lifestyle where you are moving rhythmically to produce aerobic breathing, not just moving around with chores etc, (NOT the same!.......for the body to recognize health promoting exercise it needs rhythmic actions involving all the muscles of the body) ......if you're not doing this, then you are congested and need to manually cleanse your lymphatics with dry skin brushing. If you are doing regular exercise then you probably don't need to but it wouldn't hurt to find out. If you are eating well, exercising and drinking enough water and still see puffyness of your body face and eyes, you are congested. Dry skin brushing is an easy way to cleanse your body of these congested toxins, so your Beauty can show up again.

Lymphatic Drainage and Dry Skin Brushing is for me is the number one Beautification tool and activity. All else is icing on the cake. And icing to come soon lolol!

Happy Journeys to your own Beauty!

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Self and Planet Care Beautification Series

Hello Lovelies,

My blog is a totally personal and unique journey of my self. It is a mix of whatever I choose to post, whether it is to share, to rant, to journal, to muse...... whatever. And so while my life is about Beauty being the result of everything I do, it is not the means to an end. I do many things, all of which I believe produces beauty of some kind, beauty of sentiment, beauty of expression, beauty of spirit, beauty of home or beauty of mind. Whether I am planting plants or seeds for a garden, making natural serums for my skin, detoxing, bathing, cooking, or mindfully washing dishes with lovely scented soaps......all I do leads to it in some way.  That is what my life and my blog is about.

The Beautification of Self, Spirit, Body, Home AND Gardens.....home and gardens are reflections and extensions of our inner landscapes. The inner affects the outer and the outer affects the inner. A beauty-filled symbiosis of Woman and Nature. 

Painting by Andrei Belichenko "Woman, Garden, Dreams"

The Series of Beautification.

I am back on a journey I have begun many times but for which there is no end. There is much I want to say about this topic of Self Care and Beautification.....but will do so only when the words come to me naturally and I don't have to squirm for them. I don't want to put this off anymore, its been a year in developing and I want to get started. I will say important things throughout this series as they come to my mind.
This is a blog, a time for tea or coffee, wine or juice, learning and unlearning, but it is mostly the time for no-time.

Self Care to Planet Care.

And so in this series what I will consistently stress is the aspect of organic Self Care which leads to Planet Care but only when done with all organic means. Nature truly has provided all. And in the natural process you have not hurt the planet, but returned only what was given. She will compost what you dispose of.
No chemicals are used in this Way of Life. It is the honoring of God/Earth/Human to be All Natural. Chemicals are destructive in every way.
I implore each of you to abandon them, so the madmen stop producing them. They create them, and you use them. Why? When there is no need for them in our lives. They are only poisons, unnecessary and asinine. No chemicals will give you Beauty, nor are their wastes harmless. Natural organic products are the way to beauty and to health for all humans and Earth without a doubt. No chemicals will take you to health or beauty, but will age you faster and harm the planet as we all know by now. Millions of chemicals are causing cancers and pain and death. Let us love ourselves and Earth simultaneously for the rewards of natural products in our lives are multifaceted in return.
AT the very least by eliminating chemicals you are causing no harm. You will gain not only natural beauty and health but a good healthy green consciousness knowing you have stopped contributing to the death of our home, and only assist its own Beauty.

We can and should, make a positive difference in our world.

Please.....this is to begin the beautification of yourself with the regeneration of earth.

I need to make a distinction about this Self Care, it is not the glamour of makeup, though there is some, nor focus of appearance. What I am speaking to here is the Caring of Self which by nurturing ones self and home with natural products of integrity and care for the planet, results in beauty that far surpasses the appearance, it is reflected in the spirit and in the psyche. I am referring to the process of Beautification through Caring and Nurturing. In other words Beauty is the result of us caring properly and lovingly for our selves, it is not the goal. Yet it is sublime when we achieve Beauty through the Care of Self and planet.

The reflection of an organically beautiful woman shows not only in her face and countenance but as a Dignity of Spirit, knowing she is aligned with the natural world.

What I will be Doing.

I will be posting various posts on virtually every item we as women tend to use both in our homes and on our bodies with recipes and pictures, but education and inspiration is what I hope to achieve. Items such as makeup from foundation to mascara, house cleaners for all areas of home, and how to scent the home naturally. I do own one bottle of chemical, a bleach which stays outside and lasts me more than a year. That is all I use in chemicals, and because I am chemical free with no build up inside my body or home I am cleaner than most, and detoxed already, and everyone tells me I smell good :D, no one cringes from me. I do not wear chemical perfumes which after all these years of being chemical free, despite their attempts to ''smell good'' cause me to feel suffocated and needing air as they all stink to my nose because all I smell is the chemicals that they are. But natural organic essential oils combined with an individuals skin produces the most sublime unique scents the organic world can produce, often intoxicating. For example, when one wears vetiver and rose, it smells entirely different than the next person. The oils blend with a persons chemistry and produces the most wonderful unique alchemical scents ever. We will talk about this. One thing of note is that in Japan, body scents or perfumes are hardly worn as they are considered rude, an imposition of anothers air and space that they breathe for scent is entirely personal and not all scents smell good to all. Instead the focus is on cleanliness and internal hygiene through natural foods. I agree entirely. Probiotics are indispensable for this.

I myself have been living organically for over 30 years when I had a health issue at a young age, the doctors wanted to remove body parts but I changed my diet, removed all chemicals and exercised and now all I have is chemical sensitivity which I respect greatly.  To this day I revel in natural products and savor the benefits they give me while harming nothing and no one and smelling wonderful.

It is important that we realize fully and consciously that what we do, how we live and the products we use for good or ill we pass on to our children who learn from us and repeat and copy us also for good or ill. They directly inherit this Earth from us and it is us who determines that quality of Earth life and their personal health life by what we give them and feed them. It is important to also realize that just because you don't realize that lack of health in your life can be inherited weakness directly due to chemical use from your parents, that often diagnosis is not possible if one is not aware of them and then we pass these weaknesses on to children who also are not aware of why they are sick and each generation becomes weaker and weaker until we have a society filled with diseased people. This is precisely what is happening now.
We can and do change this with a natural life.

I will only ask you do to do what I have been doing for a decades, and hope you realize the importance and impact each and every one of you makes when the ''whole'' is tallied up for change for this planet. It is YOU, who makes the difference, you who reads this, who passes it on, who makes the change, one person at a time, to become an entire population of Natural Woman Green Human, a movement I have just monikered and hope takes off.

Mostly, it is a fun journey filled with beautiful gorgeous scents. It is all a win win win for all.

My next post will begin a product, one at a time. I encourage any questions and contributions of your own with experience and recipes if you have your own, or sharing others who are doing this.

I will share here one site of a woman Minimalist who is doing this brilliantly, I applaud her standing up! If you visit her you will find alot of information of what she does and her Minimalist Lifestyle. She is both inspirational and Inspired!! I must work on my wardrobe as well, but at least it is 99% cotton, linen, hemp and silk.

I hope you will share this with at least one person who may be even more inspired but hopefully you share with as many people as you can so that we can get more and more people away from sickness and chemicals, and into health and beauty and green living which is so good for the soul.
The Earth needs your help too. She cannot handle any more toxins, and it is each of us who makes this difference.
Please. let us do this, all of us.

Natural Woman Green Human.

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