Attitude is everything! Whatever storm you are going through in your life, always look for the brighter side of it.
Take a step back from your life for a moment and mostly from the news and look around you. You are the most important person and you need to take care of YOU
Take time to be grateful for your surroundings Take time to see the beauty around you – nature is beautiful! Take time to be thankful for everything you have Take time to appreciate people around you
We are surrounded by too much negativity! Do something today to help a stranger. Buy this person a cup of coffee! It doesn’t have to be costly! Smile to a stranger! The world would be a better place if each person starts giving something without expecting anything!
The scientific name of yarrow is Achillea millefolium. Yarrow is grown in downy perennial of pastures, roadsides and waste places, from June until November. It belongs to the family Asteraceae. Yarrow was also known as herbal militaris for its use in stopping the flow of blood from injuries. Yarrow is in myth and legend; it is a plant that many cultures of the world have used and revered. Achillea millefolium was named in honor of the Greek god Achilles; who according to legend, used this herb extensively for wound staunching on the battlefield.
Description of Yarrow
Yarrow carries numerous flower heads in 6-10cm flat-topped umbel like clusters to 50cm high. The untrained eye could initially mistake yarrow’s flowering structure for an umbel, and place yarrow in the carrot family. Each flower is comprised of a yellow-cream disc florets and pink-white ray florets. The leaves of this plant are very beautiful, millefolium which means thousand leaf, dark green and feathery, with numerous very fine slightly jumbled leaflets. Wispy, feathery foliage, which seemingly resembles the wild carrot. Yarrow’s leaves, with their thin and finely divided lobes, gave rise to its other common names; ‘milfoil’ and ‘thousand leaf’.
Benefits of yarrow
Yarrow is commonly used for diarrhea, gas, asthma, colds, runny nose, arthritis, wounds, skin healing, liver disorders, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
The volatile oil constituents, such as cineole, have anti septic qualities, while azulene, responsible for the blue colour of the essential oil, not only reduces inflammation, but stimulates the formulation of tissue for wound healing. The flowers taste bitter, and have a characteristic medicinal odour. Yarrow has creamy white ray-florets, delicately framing the orange-tinted, central disk-florets, but pink strains of yarrow will frequently be seen. Five or six florets are typically found in each individual flower head.
Be careful when taking Yarrow it can be dangerous, ensure you consult your doctor before use.
Harvest and Growth
Leaves: Spring – when young.
Flowers: From July – September, just when opening
New growth will re-emerge from its creeping and steadily spreading rhizomes in early Spring (march). The root system means we usually find the plant growing as dense mats. The basal leaves are sometimes quite large and sprawling, always on long leafstalk, and initially grow in a rosette. When coming into flower, the stem leaves become shorter, sessile, and alternately spaced.
The flowers start blooming from June, with furrowed, flowering stems, typically reaching heights of 60-70cm. If you look closely from below, you will see numerous flower stalks clustered together high up on the stem, you will also see how they do not all originate from a central point on the stem, as per umbelliferous plants.
Yarrow grows in a range of habitats, throughout Britain and Ireland, except for areas which are permanently waterlogged, or on soils that are strongly acidic. It populates waysides, pastures, grassy places, hedgerows, and waste-ground, in town or country, throughout the land. It is a lover of temperate climates, you can almost always easily find yarrow in Britain, even at altitudes of up to around 1100 metres. While on the coast, look in fields by the dunes and stabilised shingle. It thrives in harsh conditions without losing a fresh look of vitality. This becomes especially noticeable during droughts, when its dark green foliage stands out from brown and withered neighboring plants.
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The most popular one is Lavandula augustifolia, I was used to have a lot of plants when I was in France and I still take some from my parents garden, dry the flower, put it in little pouch and then in my wardrobe to have a nice smell. Lavender is not only a plant with fresh and floral scent but has many benefits for our health and skin care.
Little History :
Lavender has been discovered over 2,500 Years ago. The Egyptian used it for mummification and as a perfume
The Romans used the lavender oil for bathing, cooking and purifying the air. It got the name from the roman “lavare” which means laver (in french) or to wash (in english)
Today Lavender has so many virtues and that is why we use it in our skincare. It’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically. It is a powerful antioxydant, antimicrobial, antidepressive , has calming effect and sedative.
Lavender restores skin complexion and reduce acne
Slows aging process with powerful antioxydants
Reduces nervousness and emotional stress
Helps healing wounds and burns
Improves brain function
Can help with hair loss by massaging the scalp
I am only in beauty industry and not a doctor so you can check out all the health benefits on the internet however it has been shown that lavender essential oil is a natural antioxydant that will prevent and reverse disease and also helped people maintaining normal and stable mood, helping with memory and improving sleep.
We can use also essential oils in candles which has an aromatherapeutic properties. Aroma candles are made for holistic therapeutic care — for providing well-being to the body, mind, and spirit.
The fragrances of essential oils are emanated in order to stimulate the senses and candles are not just for their pleasant fragrances, but also for their ability to change our mood — to help us feel good.
To use it on the skin, lavender oil can be added to a carrier oil (such as jojoba or sweet almond), or a cream ( Aloe Vera) Once blended with a carrier oil, or cream, lavender essential oil can be massaged into your skin or added to your bath.
You can also sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil onto a cloth or tissue and inhale its aroma, or add the oil to an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer.
HempWorx MyDailyChoice Mantra Essential Oils help you relax into your natural and soulful happiness. With six enriching scents: Breathe, Energy, Restore, Relax, Focus and Sleep. There’s an essential oil ready to carry you throughout your day.
The 2 Mantra Fragrances using Lavender in their blends are:
Relax: Unwind, decompress, and accept the abundance of life with HempWorx Relax. Derived from Grapefruit, Rosemary, Geranium, Lavender, and Frankincense. For aromatherapy use.
Restore: Rejuvenate your strength, senses and sensibilities with HempWorx Restore. Derived from Hemp oil, Peppermint, Wintergreen, S. Lavender, Black Pepper, Atlas Cedar, and Lemongrass. For topical use only. Do not ingest
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Motivation is what drives us to make the things happen – but staying motivated isn’t always easy. 🤔 We can have days where we don’t feel like doing anything!
🔹 Set small task and reward yourself once you are done 🔹 Read a self development book 🔹 Listen to a podcast 🔹 Talk to a good friend 🔹 Reorganize your desk 🔹 Lit some scented candles 🔹 Stay away from social media/news 🔹 Go for a walk
People often look around their world and see what they believe to be overnight successes 😎
It is usually very far from that.🤔 Almost every super achiever invested many hours into growing their knowledge and/or skill base before they achieved any level of lasting success.💪
Achieving any level of success requires persistence, clarity of vision and total commitment.
🔹 Create a clear vision for what you want in the future 🔹 Build a blue print to support your vision 🔹 Believe in yourself and your ability 🔹 Take action every day toward achieving your goals 🔹 See obstacles as part of the journey and find ways to turn them into opportunities.