Tea Tree Tested for Strep, Staph, Candida, Acne, Athlete’s Foot & Antibiotic

Tea Tree forest
Tea Tree forest

I’ve been trying to spread the word about the multitude of uses for essential oils over the past 15 years and most of what I’ve heard from the medical community is…

There’s no way an essential oil could work as well as an antibiotic or common western medicine. Well, the scientists that have been conducting tests with all natural essential oils have been proving them wrong.

Essential oils DO work, for a multitude of ailments and only now are being accepted as a “maybe” for a viable replacement.

The widespread use of antibiotics has contributed to the development of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.

Now we’ve got bacteria that can not be killed by the typical antibiotic and the western medical world is having to look for alternatives.

Bacteria that are resistant to penicillins, vancomycin, and other antibiotics can cause life-threatening wound infections, primarily in hospitalized patients. There is a critical need to develop new antibiotics with new mechanisms of action.

Tea Tree Blossoms

Tea tree oil and manuka oil are natural substances that appear to be good candidates for the development of new antimicrobial products.

Manuka

This article provides a thorough review of the evidence for a role of these oils in inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

However, the experimental conditions and the mode of administration of the oils are not always described. It is not clear how much of the evidence is based on test tube studies and how much is based on topical application of the oils in animal or human subjects.

TeaTreeforest
TeaTreeforest

Review of Tea Tree Oil and Manuka Oil

-Reichling J, Weseler A, Landvatter U, Saller R.

Bioactive essential oils used in phytomedicine as anti-infective agents: Australian tea tree oil and manuka oil. Acta Phytotherapeuitca. 2002;1:26-32.

tea tree blossoms
tea tree blossoms

Australian tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree that grows in the subtropical coastal regions of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

New Zealand tea tree oil, better known as manuka oil, is made from the leaves and young branches of the manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium).

Both Manuka and Tea Tree oils are known to have antimicrobial properties and are used in a variety of products applied to the skin.

Australian tea tree oil is widely used in skin creams, body lotions, shampoos, and oral hygiene products. It is also used medicinally to treat skin ulcers and infections.

Manuka oil is used in a skin cream to treat sores on the feet. The purpose of this article was to review the antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects of these oils for human and veterinary use.

The essential oils from the Australian tea tree and New Zealand manuka tree contain different compounds and display different antimicrobial activities.

Tea tree oil contains primarily monoterpenes, with terpinen-4-ol as the main component. Tea tree oil contains only small amounts of sesquiterpenes.In contrast, the dominant components of manuka oil are sesquiterpenes. Manuka oil contains only traces of terpinen-4-ol.

Tea tree oil shows activity against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. These include the human pathogens;

Escherichia coli and various Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species. Tea tree oil inhibits the growth of the fungus Candida albicans, the culprit in common yeast infections, and other fungi that cause athlete’s foot infections.

It also inhibits the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium implicated in acne. A clinical study found that a gel containing 5% tea tree oil was as effective as a 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion, the established treatment of acne vulgaris.

Tea tree oil may be useful against skin and ear infections in dogs and cats, because it inhibits the growth of the common fungus Malassezia pachydermatis (some caution is warranted when treating animals with tea tree and other essential oils as cases of toxicosis have been repeatedly reported by veterinarians when the oil was applied topically to dogs, cats, and birds. In most cases, the oil was used to treat dermatological conditions at inappropriate high doses.

The typical symptoms of toxicosis observed were depression weakness, uncoordination, and muscle tremors. In the majority of cases, treatment of clinical signs and supportive care have been sufficient to achieve recovery free from pathological conditions within several days.1

Manuka oil has antimicrobial activity against a more limited range of organisms than tea tree oil. It is largely ineffectively against Gram-negative bacteria. However, the investigated Gram-positive bacteria were susceptible to manuka oil at lower concentrations than tea tree oil. A â-triketones-enriched manuka oil inhibited the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium implicated in stomach ulcers, more effectively than tea tree oil.

—Heather S. Oliff, Ph.D.

Reference
1Refer Villar D. et al., “Toxicity of melaleuca oil and related essential oils applied topically on dogs and cats,” Vet Human Toxicol. 1994;36(2):139-142).

American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 512-926-4900 | Fax: 512-926-2345
Website: www.herbalgram.org | Email: American Botanical Council

Melaleuca forest
Melaleuca forest

There are numerous tests being done everyday to further enhance the reputation of the natural healing qualities of essential oils to prove once and for all that they really do work, and could benefit us in so many ways.

The natural world is full of wonderful healing medicine……

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Eco-Friendly “Green” Laundry Tips

Natural Laundry Tips

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I love finding new a different ways to use essential oils and am always looking for new applications for them. They truly are little miracles and have helped me be so much more eco-friendly and ‘green’ than I ever thought possible.

You can help your laundry “go green” along with the rest of your household by creating simple laundry products in your own kitchen.

How to Make Homemade Laundry Softener;

A simple laundry softener can be made from 1 part Borax and 2 parts Baking Soda, and can be scented with natural Essential Oils, or left unscented.  Toss one or two tablespoons of this simple powder into your wash to help soften and fragrance your clothing and linens.

Mountain Rose Herbs is one of those suppliers I always return to for their consistently high quality stock of ingredients. They have wonderful hydrodols/distillates which can be used for a multitude of purposes.

Scenting Clothes Naturally; Ironing with Hydrosols

Certain Hydrosols make great Linen Waters too. Neroli Hydrosol, Lavandula Hydrsosol, or Rose Hydrosol can be used while ironing to add a touch of gentle, all natural fragrance to your clothing.  Ironing with Hydrosol is best reserved for dark fabrics, but all fabrics should be tested with a little Hydrosol prior to use as Hydrosols can stain certain fabrics.  Since Hydrosols can vary from batch to batch it is important to patch test your fabric every time to avoid accidental staining, even if you have used a particular type of Hydrosol for this purpose in the past.

Scenting Clothes in the Dryer;

Another easy way to scent your laundry with natural Essential Oils is with your dryer.  Add just one drop of Essential Oil (Lavender is a great choice) to a cotton ball, and seal it inside a Muslin Bag. Toss the Muslin Bag into the dryer along with your wet laundry.  The scent of the Essential Oil will quickly fill the Dryer with aroma, leaving just the right amount of scent on the laundry.  Be careful to choose an Essential Oil that is safe for the entire family, and to never use more than one or two drops per load.

An even greener step would be to skip the dryer all together and hang your clothes out on a clothesline to dry and soak up all the fresh air and sunlight. (p.s. sunlight kills germs and freshens clothes naturally!) You could always spray them with a hydrosol for a little added scent while hanging out to dry.

I hope you find a way to use essential oils in your ‘green’ home!

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Here’s to the natural beauty workshop for your tips; thanks for the great info!

http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com/

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Natural Cleaning Products to Purchase

If you’d rather not spend the time making your household cleaners,  a blog I recently came across had a nice list of natural alternatives;

Green Works seems to take the cake for this and seems to be liked well by most who’ve tried it and also offers a large selection of products; Green Works.

All of these products are made with all natural ingredients, all biodegradable.

Frankly Green put up a list of a lot of other environmentally-friendly brands that also:

Thanks to the family green wordpress blog for this great list!!!
http://thefamilygreen.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/cleaning-with-environmentally-friendly-products/

DIY distillers and where to buy distilling equipment for making essential oils

Mini Still Full View
Mini Still Full View

Have you ever wanted to distill your own essential oils instead of spending loads of $$ on buying them? Especially when some are diluted and therapeutically speaking, not worth the price.

Yes, there are reputable companies out there who consistently offer top of the line essential oils, but their prices reflect this and wouldn’t it be great to know exactly where that essential oil you’re using comes from?

By home distillation, you can control exactly how the plants/flowers/etc. are grown, tended and what products are used or not used in their raising. (i.e. pesticides, herbicides, etc.)

separating can where final oil separation and capture happens
separating can where final oil separation and capture happens

I’ve always dreamed of trying my hand at home-distillation. On ‘Serenity Acres’ (our cute one acre property), is loaded with flora of all types and is prime for distilling.

We’ve got grapefruit, tangelos, calamondin (calamandrina’s), bitter orange (best for NEROLI!!–my fave!), oakmoss, echinacea (purple coneflower), gardenia, wild roses, calendula, lemongrass, camphor trees, and loads more! I could stay busy all year!
calamandrina's

Wouldn’t it be great to have fresh grapefruit and tangelo essential oil? And omg…neroli (from the bitter orange blossom)!..which also means petitgrain (from the leaves/twigs of bitter orange tree)….oh, I’m too excited! Wish I could afford one!

UPDATE: all our citrus trees were frozen in the past two winters (we had two weeks of around 19 degrees) and that just did the poor trees in. I can’t believe Florida can get so cold! So, hopefully we can get some of those fine citrus trees again, but until then, I’ll have to play with the plants that made it through the freeze.

One of these days I’ll have saved enough to purchase my own distiller, so needless to say, I’ve looked around a lot. I’ve found many distillers on the net and most are quite expensive for the hobbyist.

If anyone has made their own distiller, or has tips on where they found a great deal on one, please email or comment I’d love to hear what worked for you! 🙂

MY FINDINGS:
I did find some that look promising, both in price and value:

AWESOME videos and distillers for essential oils at Rainier!!!

Also see them on Facebook here

 

Portable electric tabletop distillers (also really awesome for distilling tap water to save $ instead of buying bottled water) from Spirit Master.

more electric tabletop distillers from Homebrew Heaven

 

essential oil distiller directionsHere’s a list of what’s for sale on EBAY for e.o. distillation

 

GREAT VARIETY of distillation equipment here at Crucible

or see more below:

AnnapolisHomebrew; distillers & distiller parts (from alcohol distilling site)

Item #62010

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StillSpirits Airstill

The AirStill is a self-contained, electrically heated and air-cooled distilling machine. No external heat source or cooling water is required.

After one hour warm-up time, production rate is approximately one liter per hour.

IMPORTANT: StillSpirits distilling equipment is sold in the United States for the purposes of water distillation, and the production of essential oils and herbal extracts.  These uses are legal in all 50 states.  No other alternative should be inferred because none is implied. Home distilling in the United States is illegal, and committing this offense could bring about criminal penalties.
Price: $239.99

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from China:

Portable Table Top Essential Oil and Hydrosols Distiller

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cool blog post about home distillation:

Essential Oil Distillation & Other Tuesday Night Projects

So apparently my kitchen is turning into a bit of a chemistry lab. What are all of those beakers and hoses you ask? Why, it’s a steam distiller, of course!

I will continue to update this post if I find a better deal on distilling equipment.

Please let me know if you’ve found a better one! 😉

thanks

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How to Make an Essential Oil Distiller By CindyM (Ehow)

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 clean plastic milk jugs
  • ¾-inch copper piping
  • Metal tea kettle with no opening at the top
  • Rubber stopper
  • Ice
  • Liquid sealant
  • A drill and 3/4 (19mm) drill bit
  • Plant material
  • Tennis ball can
  • Meat thermometer
  • Glass container

Instructions

    • Take the first milk jug and drill a hole in the lid large enough to just fit the copper tubing. Drill another hole near the bottom of the jug.

    • Cut the top off the second milk jug and drill a hole in the bottom large enough to fit the copper piping through.

    • Cut the copper tubing. You will need one piece long enough to run from the kettle stopper to the first milk jug. The second piece will run from the first milk jug to the second and coil through it.

    • Coil the one piece of copper piping seven or eight times around the tennis ball can. Leave one end long enough to travel from the first milk jug to the second. The other end should be straight and left just long enough to exit the second milk jug.

    • Put the stopper in the tea kettle and poke the meat thermometer through.

    • Get a 3/4-inch (19 mm) drill bit, to drill a hole in the stopper.

    • Fill your first milk jug with your plant material and screw on the lid.

    • Put one end of the straight copper pipe through the tea kettle and put the other end through the lid of the first milk jug.

    • Take the coiled piece of copper pipe and place the long straight end into the hole at the bottom of the first jug. Place the coiled portion of the copper pipe into the second milk jug. Run the other straight end out the drilled hole. Feed enough pipe through to reach your glass container which will hold the oils produced from your essential oil distiller.

    • Seal all the openings of your essential oil distiller with sealant.

    • Fill the second jug with ice water. This will cause the vapor to condense.

    • Place the glass container under the copper pipe running out of the bottom of the second milk jug. This container will capture the essential oil once the distillation process is complete.

    • Fill the kettle with water and place it on the stove on high heat.

    • The water will begin to boil and cause steam to penetrate the plant material. This steam will, in turn, capture the essential oils. The copper piping through the ice will cool the steam and separate the oils from the water.

Tips & Warnings

  • Drying your plants beforehand will increase the yield of each batch as you can fit more dried plants into the milk jug at one time.
  • Let plants dry naturally out of the direct sun.
  • Do not let the temperature of the water exceed 175 degrees F or your water will evaporate.

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How to Make Your Own Essential Oil Distillery

Written by contributing writer
How to Make Your Own Essential Oil Distillery

Make your own essential oil distillery. This is as simple a still as you can make without spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on a mini-distillery. Most of the items in the still we will build can be bought at a second-hand store for only a few dollars. Distillation is a method of separating chemicals (in this case, an essential oil) by boiling into steam and cooling that steam into a liquid. To isolate essential oils, heat up plant material (usually flowers) and cool the steam that comes from the plants so it becomes a liquid called the essential oil.

Instructions

Things you need

  • Liquid water
  • Plant material
  • Large pot (base only)
  • Wok
  • Large lid (flat but slightly domed)
  • Jar with lid
  • Ice
  1. Place the largest pot you can find on the hob. Fill this pot 2/3 full with water. Any pot that is deep and can hold a lot of water will work.

  2. On top of this pot, place a wok so that it is seated above the water. If a wok is not available, use any pan that can sit on top of the pot. A wok is ideal since it is thin enough to transfer the heat and will sit nicely on top of any size pot.

  3. Fill the wok halfway with fresh plant material. This can be any type of material from which you wish to extract oil. You can use the stems, leaves, flowers, fruit peels, even the roots. Any plant will do but beware that some plants and plant parts are toxic. Do not assume that the oil is good for you simply because it is “natural.” Do not cut the plant more than absolutely necessary, for highest yield.

  4. Place an empty jar in the centre of the plant material with the open mouth up. Make sure that the jar is absolutely clean since this is where you will collect your essential oils.

  5. Place a metal lid on the wok. This lid should be wide enough to cover the wok. It should be a fairly flat lid with a slight dome to it. It should be able to fit in the wok with the handle side going into the wok so that the part normally facing the pan is facing the ceiling. The idea is to let the steam condense on the inside since the outside of the lid is cooler. The oil will cool and condense on the inside part of the lid and will run down the domed part to the handle in the centre. At the centre it will drip into the jar. This is called distillation.

  6. Assuming that the lid does not leak at the knob/handle above the jar, pour cold water into the lid on top and drop in a few ice cubes. This will speed up the process of distillation.

  7. Turn on the stove, and boil the water in the pot. As long as there is water in the pot, the apparatus can keep going. The time depend on the type of material you are using, as thicker material will take longer to extract oils from. For extracting oils from flowers, it takes at least 2 hours to get everything out of the plant, depending on the boiling point of water at your elevation. The higher you live above sea level, the longer it will take. Check the water level periodically, being careful not to burn yourself. If the water starts to run low, add more water.

  8. After everything is cooled down, remove the jar from the centre of the plant material and put a lid on it.

Tips and warnings

  • Baby food jars are the best to use as collecting jars because they have a wide mouth, are small, and close airtight.
  • Make sure that the apparatus (the distiller) is stable and that steam/hot water do not escape in a way that can burn you. Do not touch the apparatus while it is hot. Do not let the apparatus get to the point that it runs out of water. Do not lift the lid at the top while cooking since it is not healthy to inhale that much essential oil. If there is ice in the upside down lid, it may be safe to touch (on some parts) but steam escaping from underneath the lid when raised may still be dangerous.
  • Do not assume that all oils obtained this way are safe since certain plants may have poisons that can become concentrated in this manner. Stick with edible plant parts for a safer experience.


How To Go Green Without Spending Too Much Green; How to Make Eco Friendly Air Fresheners and Household Cleaner Recipes

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How to Make Environmentally Friendly Air Fresheners & Other Household Cleaners

With the sagging economy, industrial pollution, wastefulness and uncaring going on in the world; life can really get you down sometimes.But, we can decide to make it better, even if only a little at-a-time. With everyone trying, even a little bit can make a big difference.

When we do our best to live “green” or “eco-friendly” by taking care of our surroundings we are making a difference, and who wouldn’t want to do that without breaking the bank?


Making your own natural cleaners and organic home products is not only fun, but really easy. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done something good for yourself, your family and future generations. Who knew cleaning naturally could be so rewarding and at the same time so much fun?


smell the lavenderAir Freshener

It’s so simple to make your eco-friendly air-freshener , but first you must first choose which essential oils you’d like to use. This will be the biggest expense of your homemade products. Any /all of the essential oils listed below are excellent for purifying and cleaning the air; freshening it naturally.

You may choose a combination of your favorites, or use only one of them. It won’t really matter, they all work brilliantly.

To make your choices easier, I’ve listed the essential oils most used for air freshening in descending order of their antiseptic/anti-bacterial qualities;

Thyme, Tea Tree, Clove, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Cinnamon.

(as for the order of which is most antibacterial, etc… this list  is only typical and approximate as many times depending on the specific essential oil’s originating plant material, chemotype, growing conditions and other factors; for instance; Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, and Rosemary may actually be higher on their antiseptic / anti-bacterial list of attributes at any given time.)


Dissolve 30-40 drops of your chosen essential oils into 10 ml of grain alcohol (not isopropyl); or instead of the grain alcohol you could use 10ml of mentholated spirits.

Add that mixture to

approx. 500 ml (16 ounces) of distilled water (or a little less so as to fit into a 16 ounce spray bottle).

Shake well to mix (and be sure to shake before each use) and spray wherever you want a fresh scent while cleaning the air.

I always write on the bottle “Shake & Spray Air Freshener” and the ‘scent’ I’ve used with a Sharpie so I won’t forget to shake the contents each time and with a glance can see what the ingredients are. It helps to add the date as well so you know when to make a fresh bottle. It’s best to discard unused portions after a month or so and start fresh.


natural wood floors

Natural Floor Cleaner

When we had our new Pergo floors installed, the salesman gave me this great recipe for homemade floor cleaner. He told me how great it had worked on his own wood flooring. And since then, I’ve used nothing else.

This fantastic floor cleaner can be used on everything from ceramic tile to Pergo; on natural wood and even on linoleum it works brilliantly.

Just get a 16 oz. spray bottle, ( I like to recylcle them or get them at the dollar store)

Fill the 16 oz. spray bottle with:

  • 1/3 distilled water,
  • 1/3 distilled white vinegar,
  • 1/3 alcohol (I use rubbing alcohol and it works fine, but better still would be grain alcohol for a less strong smell),
  • Add about 3 drops of liquid dish soap and
  • about 25 drops of Lavender, Lemon or Orange essential oil.

Shake well before each use. Spray small sections of floor from about 18 in. away, and clean as you go (works best if you spray and let sit for about 30 sec. to a minute). For tougher spots, spray and let sit for 1 minute and re-spray right before cleaning. Smells great! Cleans great! And best of all it doesn’t hurt you, your family or your environment! This bottle usually lasts me about a month or so and is so cost effective; you’ll never have to purchase one of those expensive brands ever again.


16oz spray bottle

Natural All Purpose Cleaner

I use this all purpose cleaner on almost everything. It works just as good as more expensive natural brands.

  • 2 teaspoons borax
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Optional essential oil blend (lavender, orange, lemon or whatever scent you like) approx. 5-25 drops

Combine the washing soda, borax, and soap in a spray bottle.

Pour in the hot water (it will dissolve the minerals), screw on the lid, and shake to completely blend and dissolve.

Just spray and wipe away. For touch to clean surfaces, leave the cleanser on for a few minutes before wiping it off.

Shake well before each use.

Storage: Leave in a labeled spray bottle


scrub a dub dub

Soft Scrub Cleaner

This great cleaner is so simple to make and you probably have these everyday items in your kitchen handy enough to make this whenever needed.

This scrub can be used on the bathtub, sinks, shower, even delicate marble or Formica counter tops.

Just use ½ cup baking soda with enough liquid soap (organic castile soap is the best) to make a frosting like consistency.

You can add 5 to 10 drops of an antibacterial essential oil, such as lavender, lemon, or orange (optional).

Scoop your soft scrub mixture onto the surface that is to be cleaned with a sponge, then scrub, wash, and rinse. Make only as much as you will use at the time as this recipe will dry out in a short time.

natural face

Mold Cleaner / Inhibitor: Tea Tree Treasure;

This mixture can last for months and is super easy to make.

Just add 2 tsp. of Tea Tree Oil (5ml = 1 tsp) to

2 cups water (16 ounces = 480ml);

Shake well before use and spray on problem areas. Do not Rinse. The strong odor will dissipate in a day or so. Store in a cool dry place with an appropriate label.

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I hope you find many wonderful uses for these natural recipes in your ‘green’ home. Try them once, and see how much you save…you’ll go back to these recipes again and again after you realize they work just as good if not better than their more expensive counterparts. Plus, isn’t it great knowing you’re doing something good for future generations by helping to keep our world beautiful instead of adding more pollutants and toxins?

A great place to find organic oils, herbs and such is Mountain Rose Herbs as they are world renown for their fresh ingredients. Also, Young Living Oils is a wonderful company for the best therapeutic grade essential oils in the world.

Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils. Sin

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Sources; http://www.organicreverence.com/id6.html

http://reviews.ebay.com/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Organic-Pergo-Floor-Cleaner_W0QQugidZ10000000006170856

A Special THANK YOU GIFT!

Everyone at Mystic Alernatives sends their sincerest thanks you’s to all who attended the Psychic Faire!
We would like to take a moment to thank all of you who came out and supported our first annual Psychic Fair!
Thanks to you it was a huge success. We had a record number of customers that kept all of our store very busy. What a phenomenal turn out!

We would like to also thank those who provided services to our customers:
Amy – Tarot
Marie – Tea leaf / Intuitive readings
Bonnie – Tarot / Past life regression
Chris – Tarot / Chakra balancing
Jeremy – Tarot / Runes / Palm readings
Francine – Vibroacoustical therapy
Jeff Wheeler – stones/crystals
Yellowstar Essentials (Candice) – Custom-Intuited-Aromatherapy/oils
Doug – Jewelry/wire wrapping

We were blessed by an overwhelming positive response this weekend, and we could not have done it without you.

We look forward to our next celebration with you!

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New Products for Mystic Alternatives

Hi all! Thanks for stoppin’ by 🙂
I’ve been really busy creating a new line of products for a local store.
Mystic Alternatives in Crystal River has asked me to display my homemade all natural body/mind/spirit products in their mystical space.

I just finished an exclusive blend just for them called Into the Mystic…
in handy 10ml roll-ons to take with you anywhere , a spiritual journey through space and time.
Contains: Organic essential oils of:
Patchouli, Frankincense,Young Living Thieves, Spikenard, Ravensara, Sweet Orange, Michaelia Alba Leaf, Rosemary & Vetiver in Jojoba oil & dry oil base.
A really deep blend perfect for meditation, yoga or anytime you want to escape into the mystic…

The one and only NEROLI STAR PUREFUME.
a hypnotic & delicate, sexy, fresh, flirty and perfect scent for anyone!
Just dab on pulse points, rub the luxurious oils into your skin and smell the perfumers alcohol dissipate and then transform into your perfect all natural purefume ; as it reacts with your body chemistry you will create your own unique scent.
Everyone loves this purefume…Moms, Grandmothers, Sisters, Daughters, Friends…….

An old favorite;
Headache/Migraine Relief Blend in a super handy 5ml roll on. To Use: Roll on temples, neck, forehead, under nose, and tops of shoulders for instant calming and soothing relief. Do not place in or around eyes!
INGREDIENTS: Organic Essential Oils of: Rose Abs., Young Living oils of Basil, Peppermint, R.Chamomile , Lavender, Rosemary & Spearmint also
Jojoba, Vit. E. (Mixed Topherols), silky dry oil base. This is always a great seller!

I also made some moisturizing body sprays;
Citrus Blossom (omg fantastic scent!)
Contains no synthetic ingredients. Eco-friendly and biodegradeable. Always Cruelty free.
To Use: Spray anytime you need a burst of a blossom! Shake before use.
Ingredients:
Purified water, Perfumers Alcohol, Aloe Vera extract, organic essential oils of: Neroli, Pink Grapefruit, Tangerine, Bergamot(bf), Ylang Ylang Extra, Coriander, French Lavender, Lavender Mont Blanc, and Vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate).
For more info: www.CandiceLCollins.netau.net

Alert & PMA (positive mental attitude); Cheerful Concentration:
Lightly mist wherever you want a peppy pick-you-up scent to help put you in a positive mood ready for anything. With this beautiful synergy at work, you’ll feel like you could conquer anything! It’s strengthening combination assists in combating fatigue and is often used for completion of projects, and is thought to help relieve anxiety, strengthen nerves, increase circulation, enhance brain function, and assists in balancing the levels of serotonin.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Grain Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Extract (Aloe Vera), Ocimum basilicum (Italian Basil), Coriandrum sativum (Coriander), Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Lavendula Angustifolia (High Altitude French Lavender), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang Extra),, Origana Majorana (Marjoram), Canarium Iuzonicum (Elemi), Citrus paradisi (Pink Grapefruit), Citrus Reticulata (Florida Tangerine), Citrus aurantium (Petitgrain, Mentha Piperita, (Peppermint), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

ENERGIZING BODY POLISH (Salt Scrub)
Rosemary Citrus Mint
Ingredients: Natural Sea Salts, Epsom Salts, Emu Oil, Organic Castile Soap, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cyclomethicone, Rosemary & Lemon Extracts, Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Essential Oils of : Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, Lime, Spearmint, Peppermint, Lavender, Patchouli, Blue Tansy, Sandalwood, Geranium, Petitgrain, and Vitamin E. No Preservatives.

Many more things to add to this post, but here’s the info you just got to have…..
Mystic Alternatives are having their Grand Opening on April 25 and 26th, 10am-7pm. Mystic Alternatives is located at;
560 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL
(352) 563-0412

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Information on Ingredients for Natural Products

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