Friday, September 30, 2011

beauty #17 CYPRESS & ORANGE OIL BATH for OILY SKIN






Cypress oil alleviates circulatory problems as well as menopausal symptoms. it also help remedy oily skin when used in bath. Orange essential oil is a tonic for the mascular system, it will help rejuvinate the skin and combat wrinkles.

Book Source: Secrets of the Spas

 RECIPE

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4 drops cypress essential oil
4 drops orange essential oil

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combine oils in a running bath and soak for 20 minutes.

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Feed your skin.....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beauty #16 APHRODISIAC BATH BLEND







      Now here is something that will catch your attention. I have never tried this though. So, i dont know how powerful this aphrodisiac bath blend is : D. This particular bath blend relaxes and stimulate sexuality and euphoria. I would say, it's better to do this with your partner, dont you? So, give it a try this weekend and see for yourself. let me know what you think....have fun!

Book Source: Secrets of the Spa


RECIPE

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4 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
3 drops neroli essential oil
2 drops bergamot essential oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 ounces fresh cream

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combine ingredients in warm bath water and soak until euphoric.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Beauty #15 Calming Juniper & Geranium Rose Bath




Juniper possesses many healing properties impacting the immune system, circulatory, digestive tract and the skin. This particular bath blend has a soothing and sedative effect, yet spiritually uplifting. it will help combat mental fatigue and restore calm. So after a long day studying or working  this bath is perfect to calm you down.

Book Source: Secrets of the Spas


RECIPE
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6 drops juniper essential oil
6 drops geranium essential oil

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Add the essential oils to a bath filled with warm water. Relax in it for 15 to 20 mintes.

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ENJOY.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

beauty #14 THYME & EUCALYPTUS Back Relief Soak





Thyme is said to have been used for its medicinal properties as early as 3,500 BC. The word "thyme" comes from the Greek word "thumos" which means "smell". It has been used to relieve asthma, coughs and colds. Also, to help fight bacteria like yellow fever organisms; to reduce swelling provoked by gout and to treat nervous disorders.

The following recipe is perfect for anyone who suffers from joint and back pain. The eucalyptus oil enhances the action of the thyme.

book source:     secrets of the spa

RECIPE
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15 drops thyme essential oil
4 drops eucalyptus oil

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Mix oil in hot bath water and soak for 15 minutes. After bath, massage joints and back with the Thyme and Cedarwood Joint And BackAche Rub. (recipe follows)

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2 ounces jojoba oil
12 drops of thyme essential oil
12 drops of cedarwood essential oil

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Mix ingredients thouroughly and massage into affected areas with a slow circular motion.

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Have a pain free week everyone!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Kitchen aid Giveaway!!!!!!


Attention all kitchenaid lovers outthere!!!!
i found out about this giveaway just now. Hurry up and join this Fabulous giveaway, this will end at midnight tonight!!!!!! Accoding to the host, RELUCTANT ENTERTAINER this product is brand new. Don't we all love to own it first?!!!
Goodluck to all!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Puto Balanghoy (steamed cassava)


grated coconut


grated cassava



cassava, grated cocnut and brown sugar


put them in a mold




condensed milk and cocnut milk for the topping


TADAH!!!!!!!!!!
           Hi there! I am back again. Been so busy lately with stuff around the house. Anyway, My husband and I have been surfing the web for some traditional Filipino recipes and we stumble upon this AWESOME recipe. Puto Balanghoy or steamed Cassava is one of our favorite Merienda(snack) anytime of the day. Just one puto and your good to go. It really fills your tummy! Though this particular recipe is not the same as the one that we usually buy, it is still very delicious. So, we gave it a try and whala! I haven't had any puto balanghoy for a gazillion years, so imagine how excited we were! By the way, if you want to try the recipe, just google "puto balanghoy recipe". i've searched for the Boholano version ( the ones we've been craving for) of this recipe but unfortunately i couldn't find it. All of the recipes i've found online are pretty much the same. This one is worth the try though. Simple and delicious : D....YUMMMMM....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I have a new BIKE!!!!!!


       hello!!!! Well, i am very excited to show a photo of my new bike. My husband, surprised me one day. He said he's taking me to TARGET and buy me a new bike. I have an old bike, and i liked it. But no, he said that my old bike is not for women's. And i thought, is there such a thing as a man's bike and a woman's bike? Pardon me my dear readers but when i was growing up all i know was a bike is a bike. nobody told me that there is a feminine and a masculine bike! hahahah...Silly me : D. All i remember was my sister and i were taking turns learning to ride  my dad's assembled bike! hahahahah.....i didn't know the difference. To me, it's a bike period.   
       So, anyway we went to the store and he personally picked this one for me. He said that this is comfortable to ride with, and once i started riding this bike i will never go back to my old bike again. he explained a lot of stuff, like suspensions and speed and what not....Huh?! speed? all i know was just one speed hahahahha..like i said...what do i know?! i just ride my dad's  bike and thats it...whether it's comfortable or not i am just happy to ride a bike. hahahaha : D
        Well guess what, he was totally right! This bike is awesome! very smooth ride i say. He said, "of course it is  comfortable"......it's a women's hybrid schwinn bike. Well, ok dear...i never had a woman's bike before hahahahah.....: D.
      Now, whenever we can we go for a few round here in the neighborhood in the afternoon. He enjoys biking a lot, and i do too! And guess what happened to my old bike...well sad to say, while i am enjoying the comfort of my new bike he's now using my old "uncomfortable bike" : D

Friday, September 16, 2011

beauty #13 Energizing morning bath










Energizing morning Bath


Recipe

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5 drops rosemary  oil
2 drops lavender oil

drop oil directly into water. to avoid ending up with a film of oil, always add a very mild shampoo or pure castile soap to disperse oil in the tub water.

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have a relaxing morning!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

beauty #12 Essential oil Bath


The use of essential oil helps tone the skin. Here is another beauty blend from the book Secrets of the Spa.  just a note, to avoid ending up with a film of oil on the surface of the bath, its best to add a capful of pure castile soap(available at health food store) or a very mild shampoo to disperse the oil in the tub water.


HYPNOTIC NEROLI OIL BATH

Neroli is a fragrant oil extracted from the flower of the orange tree. It is named after Anna-Maria de la Tremiolle, Princess of Nerola, a town in Rome. It's properties are antispasmodic, sedative, tranquilizing and slight hypnotic. For insomniacs, Neroli is a natural tranquilizer.

RECIPE
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10 drops neroli essential oil

drop oil directly into warm bath water relax in it for 20 minutes.


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Enjoy