Afternoon eKa Circle,
I am passionate about helping you become conscious of what you are buying. What you use on your body daily and in your home really makes an impact. Do you know what ingredients are in the products that you purchase? Even if you try there is a thing called “greenwashing” which consists of putting forward ecological arguments in order to forge an ecologically responsible image among the public. Most often using pictures and labels that give the impression that you are buying green when it actually isn’t anywhere near that. There are some very big players that have been called out for this, a quick search and you will see who I mean! Yep money talks. Taking things back to natural is not only better for you and the environment, it is affordable and you will need so few less products. The farm shouldn’t harm. Natural plant extracts are a gift!
Here are a few new oils and extractions eKa has on offer. To extract a plant essence it is usually done either with an oil or an alcohol base. For the rose water it is done using a steam distillation. I like to see it as extracting that plants “essence or spirit.” You can see how the words carry through in pure alcohols being called “spirits.” The debate over the arabic word al-kuhul or kohl (black eyeliner used around the eyes the windows to the soul) is often linked to the word al-ghawl defined as demon, ghost or spirit, and of course our word for “spirits” alcohol. A compelling theory is mentioned in the koran in reference to too much wine. That is where the english word ghoul comes from. We can see the effects on one when one drinks too much extracting most sensibilities; yet as far as plants go we want to extract all of the goodness! The components that add to our health and wellbeing pack a punch when extracted. If you have time to grow, forage, pick and extract yourself that’s great! Please read more here on how to make your own herbal infusions.
There is more to explore on this topic on ekacircle app in the free ebook called conscious plants
If you don’t have time to make your own extracts & tinctures stock up on some budget friendly traditional oils and extracts. Head back to the FARM-acy as the Spirit intended. All plants were given to us for healing and preventative medicine.
Here are today’s new additions for some oils etc that may benefit you. Products & prices in my video link below. Just add the postage or collect when you visit.
Here are a few benefits of these products listed. You may know of more please comment if you do.
Clove oil –this delicious oil is hot so you don’t need to use too much you can check out my natural clove mouthwash here. A caution with clove oil as it interferes with any blood thinning medications, clove oil should be mixed with a carrier oil for any topical application. For any advice please check with your local professional.
- antimicrobial helps kill bad bacteria
- pain reliever for conditions such as toothache
- helps digestive upset & stomach ulcers
- relieves respiratory conditions like coughs
- fights candida
- immune system booster
- may help lower blood pressure & boost heart health
Neem oil is a natural byproduct of a type of evergreen that grows in India. This oil is pressed from the trees seeds. Known in Ayurveda as a wonderplant it is used in many traditional medicines. It contains ingredients that are beneficial to the skin. Fatty acids, limonoids, vit E, triglycerides, antioxidants and calcium. Here are some things neem oil can help with. Neem oil can be taken internally and topically if blended with a carrier oil. Try mixing this oil with coconut oil for an effective natural hair and scalp mask.
- stimulates collagen production
- reduces scarring
- helps with psoriasis & eczema
- fungal infections
- stimulates hair follicle growth for a healthy scalp and hair
- treats head lice
- reduces dandruff
- helps to minimise greys
black seed oil offers a long science backed list of health and beauty benefits thanks to its content of antioxidants and other bioactive compounds.You can use this topically or ingest it. This oil has quite a strong flavour so try mixing a few drops with a spoon of honey and lemon.
- aides in weight loss & assists the metabolism
- protects brain health
- digestive tract issues like gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation & hemorrhoids
- helps lower cholesterol
- back pain
- reduces acne
- helps treat psoriasis
- promotes wound healing
- offers cancer fighting properties
castor oil is a triglyceride that has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Rubbing castor oil on the stomach can assist with any stomach upsets or cramping. You should definitely look into castor oil packs the ricinoleic acid in castor oil has analgesic properties. And please try my recipe for beard balm using castor oil here.
- prevents infection
- reduces inflammation
- improves localised blood flow
- heals damaged skin cells
- assists with fungal skin issues
- hair growth
- insect bites
- stomach cramps and digestive issues
- joint pain
- take internally for liver & gallbladder health
- chapped lips, dry skin & plumping fine wrinkles
rose water high in antioxidants and vitamin c this high vibe flower is just magical. It is the best face toner you could ever use! Splash a little in your bath at night or in a soothing footbath. You can drink rosewater as well by adding a little into your tea, your smoothies or your dressings. If you like to experiment with your own cosmetics try this recipe here.
- soothes skin irritations & redness
- reduces fine wrinkles
- helps prevent infections
- reduces sore throats
- heals scars, cuts and burns
- relieves headaches
- enhances mood
- balances ph levels
- lightens dark spots and helps with pimples
- rosacea & eczema
valerian oil contains a substance known as valerenic acid that is believed to affect gamma- aminobutyric (gaba) receptors in the brain. The gaba receptors are believed to control fear or anxiety experienced when the nerve cells are overexcited. Valerian can act as a mild sedative and anxiety reducing herb. it is best not to combine valerian with alcohol or sedatives. Seek professional advice if you have any questions.
- relieves stress
- assists with sleep & insomnia
- has a deep calming effect
- heart palpitations
- assists hormonal hot flashes
- lowers anxiety and depression
- helps with menstrual cramps
- improves stomach health
- great for skin care- anti wrinkle & an antiviral barrier
- improves cognitive abilities
Send me a message if you would like to purchase some & support eKa Circle.
love & light
M + E
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