Saturday, November 29, 2014

Essential Oils for Concentration & Memory

The following essential oils are often used to help promote good concentration and memory.  They are usually diffused into the air or massaged onto the body.  You can purchase them from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Peppermint Essential OilHas many culinary and pharmaceutical uses. It is also used for its soothing qualities on the digestive system. Avoid in epilepsy and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Avoid with homeopathics. Mild climate stress in the growing conditions of the plant increases the oil content and sesquiterpene levels in the oil. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Rosemary Essential OilBest known for its aid in memory and hair loss. It is also considered a symbol of love, and the sprigs have been traditionally used in wedding ceremonies. Rosmarinus is Latin for dew (ros) of the sea (marinus). Avoid in epilepsy, hypertension, and while pregnant. Avoid with homeopathics. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Lemon Essential OilAll parts of the lemon have used around the house and medicinally. The oil has been used around the house as a cleaning agent, and medicinally it has an affinity with the digestive system. Lemons are harvested while they are still green to yield a higher quality oil. It takes over 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) of expressed oil. May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Basil Essential OilBasil has many aromatic properties. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word osme, which means to smell. Avoid in epilepsy or while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Basil is a sacred plant in India, and used in ayurvedic medicine. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Eucalyptus Essential OilEucalyptus is one of the oldest native medicines used in Australia. It is known now for its use in inhalants and vapor rubs, and as a household disinfectant and cleaner. The word eucalyptus is derived from Greek meaning “well covered”. This refers to part of the calyx that initially covers the flower. Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics. May cause skin irritation. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 



I found the information for this blog post from Mountain Rose Herbs. Visit them HERE

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW Clear Skin Formula Facial Serum

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Clarify & tone problem skin with potent organic essential oils and natural plant oils. Reveal a radiant & clearer complexion. Formulated by an aromatherapist using the best ingredients for skin! This concentrated skin serum is fast absorbing and promotes a healthy balance to your skin. The smell of this serum is amazing and herbaceous and is perfect for every skin type.  



Contains a potent blend of the following organic essential oils:
Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil
Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Melaleuca quinquinerva var. viridiflora (Niaouli) Oil
Rosmarinus officinalis verbenon (Rosemary) Oil
Thymus vulgaris linalol (Thyme) Oil

Blended in a base of the following soothing and nourishing plant oils that promote balance:
Safflower Seed Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Jojoba Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil
Olive Oil
Vitamin E
Vitamin A

Comes with a reusable cotton muslin bag!!!


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Directions for use: Massage a few drops into clean damp skin. Use morning and night. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation or redness occurs, stop using and consult a health care professional. Keep out of reach of children. Not for use during pregnancy.

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Packaging: 15 ml amber dropper bottle packaged in a reusable cotton muslin bag.

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It is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I encourage you to seek additional information about the safety of essential oils if you are new at using them.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Vanilla Shea Lip Scrub

Keep your lips smooth and moisturized!
Here is a quick recipe that only needs four ingredients! My Pumpkin Vanilla Shea Lip Scrub is perfect for Winter-kissed lips that are parched and in need of some serious smoothing! You can make this in less than five minutes and the recipe makes enough to last you all Winter and into Spring!

I used Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter, Caster Sugar, Organic Pumpkin Powder, and Pure Vanilla Powder.  

You will need 2 tablespoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter.  Shea Butter is becoming increasingly popular in the natural body care and cosmetic industries for good reason. It has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties, where it has been used to protect and condition skin which has been damaged. You can purchase it HERE!!

You will need 1 tablespoon of super fine white sugar, also known as "caster sugar".  I like this fine grain sugar as it is very gentle on the skin and is appropriate to use on more delicate areas of the body like the face and lips. 

You need 1/2 teaspoon of powdered vanilla.  I buy my powdered vanilla from Wilderness Poets and they have this to say about vanilla on their website...."Vanilla stimulates general feelings of well being. it is a known mood enhancer in aroma therapy. Vanilla is used medicinally to calm nerves and an upset stomach, its soothing fragrance helps to relax in moments of stress and anxiety."

You will need 1 teaspoon of pumpkin powder.  I like to include this as it provides a bit of exfoliating power to the recipe. 

Cream together the Shea butter and the caster sugar. 

Mix in the vanilla and pumpkin powders. After a few days, the Shea butter will absorb the aroma from the vanilla powder and will smell absolutely decadent! 

The photo above shows the ingredients mixed together properly.

Transfer into a small container with a lid.  To use: Before stepping into your shower, use a small pea sized amount and massage gently over your lips to exfoliate.  Rinse away in the warm shower.  Use several times per week or as needed.


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This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs, please review my disclosure page for details. Shannon Buck and Fresh-Picked Beauty strongly recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented on this website and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming any type product. Anything you find on this website still needs more research to establish the potential effectiveness and safety of any ingredient and/or suggestion.  Before you consider using anything you find on this website, you need to consult with a medical professional to help you weigh the pros and cons of using natural ingredients.  You also need to review all the available safety data for each ingredient before you use it.  Herbs and natural ingredients have been used successfully for many years, but as a precaution, I suggest that you consult a naturopathic doctor, licensed herbalist, or holistic health practitioner who is qualified to guide you in the safe use of herbs and natural ingredients. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.