Ancient Blends is an all-natural, plant-based hair and body care product line and an experience. These products were created to facilitate the true nutritional needs of our hair, scalp and body. Ancient Blends has become an internationally trusted brand for natural hair and body care. Yendys' product line includes hair and scalp oils, herbal tea hair treatments, shampoos, natural gels, hair moisturizers, body butters, aroma-therapy mists, natural soaps, and much more. Ancient Blends can be purchased through her website: www.cowrieshell.com
Yendys Neferatum is also a member of Etsy Artists of Color. Ancient Blends Naturals are also available worldwide through www.etsy.com/shop/AncientBlendsNatural
Ancient Blends 'Almond Joy' Body Butter: Natural Remedy For Relieving Dry Skin, Blemishes, Eczema & Psoriasis
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The amazing plant-based ingredients in Ancient Blends 'Almond Joy' body butter has helped it to become a powerful healing ally against dry, cracked skin; as well as the itching of eczema. It also aids and assists psoriasis by helping to relieve the itching associated with that condition. Many of my customers also highly recommend using this butter on blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bite and other skin conditions. They add deep moisture and protection. All of nature's best ingredients go into creating these products; which contain important nutrients, vitamins and other valuable phyto-nutrients required for healing the skin. Ancient Blends body butter are best applied regularly to your damp skin after bathing or showering. These butters are a 'must-have' so pick some up today! Now available in large family sizes and the regular smaller jars, making them easy to take with you everywhere you go! www.cowrieshell.com
Many of you may already be familiar with Lush Curls Hair Box! This company was founded by a Canadian natural who is obsessed with her curly mane and the abundance of product that is now offered to natural girls across the globe! Lush Curls Hair Box is an affordable monthly product subscription service for the Naturally Curly Girls! Launch Coming Soon! The goal at Lush Curls is to take my product line Ancient Blends Naturals...to the next level! With them I will be able to tap into the Canadian natural hair care market and the masses of natural girls south of the border. While most curl box services do not cater to Canadian naturals their box will! They are Canadian and American friendly!
With Lush Curls Hair Box, I will also be able to tap into a huge natural hair following in Canada and get my products known to Canadian naturals! As a Lush Curls Hair Box Affiliate, I plan to provide them with my products so that I may be featured as well as marketed by them. Their future goal is to launch this spring! So be sure to lookout for my product line Ancient Blends Naturals as affiliate partners of Lush Curl HairBox! They will also be providing a SHOP section to their website where you all can buy my products that you have already tried in their hair box. This will be a fantastic venture and a great opportunity for our Canadian Naturalistas to be introduced to my products- Ancient Blends Naturals!!
My products are plant-based and homemade. My mission in creating this product line was to really provide a natural alternative to today's harsh, commercially driven products which contain so many toxic chemicals and preservatives. I definitely wanted to supply and maintain the health of kinky, coily and other hair types/textures in between with a moisturizing, nutritious and revitalizing hair care system to meet their personal needs. My products have been used, loved and approved by my clientele and many other customers internationally for almost three decades.
My company has grown from humble beginnings and I still create these products in my kitchen. These days, my passion for creating and sharing these special products with others, who can truly appreciate them and benefit from using them- is still as strong as the first time I blended my very first hair and scalp oil!
Ancient Blends Naturals are available here on my website: www.cowrieshell.com
I'm so grateful, thank you all kindly for your loving support.
Last Friday evening was September 21st, the autumn equinox!
I decorated my altar for the Sabbat (Holy Day) Mabon, paying tribute to the return of the Autumn equinox. During this time of year, the sun's strength starts to diminish, until the winter solstice in December, when the sun becomes stronger again and the days start to become longer than the nights. The symbols which I placed on my altar include veggies and fruit to represent the harvest for which we should all give thanks and praises to the Goddess, Mother Nature for the abundance and to share the joy that we have received during the past year. It's like the 'first' thanksgiving before the one we acknowledge during November...that is the second thanksgiving. I also have a statue on my altar which represent The God and The Goddess, polarity and also continuous life. On my altar I have the elements air, fire, water, earth and ether in the form of plants in soil for earth, water and sea shells for water, orange and yellow candles, citrine and amber crystals for fire (to bring the sun's energy back to you). Feathers and incense for air and clear quartz and amethyst crystals for ether (spirit)
Mabon is a good time to pray for and meditate on balance and harmony. It's also a time of change. Protection, wealth and prosperity mantras are appropriate as well. I went to the farmer's market the next morning really early to gather the other harvest items I needed to complete my altar. I picked up fresh apples, apple cider and cinnamon cider donuts...during this season, any foods made with cinnamon and cloves (ruled by Jupiter) represent ingesting the sun. I also got some gourds, mini pumpkins, and two yellow/orange beeswax candles. Of course, broccoli, kale, onions, potatoes, etc were in my basket. I left the market with only the funds on my metro card! So, I'd be at the mercy of public transportation to get home, two buses. The trip was going to be long and I was a bit pressed for time...clients to see on Saturday morning and all that! Making a pretty long story shorter- when I got off the bus to transfer to yet another bus, I found a twenty dollar bill laying at my feet!!! I didn't bother looking around, I understood that it was all in divine order lol. So, I hailed a cab, hopped in with my early morning harvest. Told the driver where I needed to go and handed him the money. He only charged me fifteen dollars for the ride. I told him to keep the change...To me, that was my blessings for my good intentions and getting up early to take care of my ancestral duties. I continue to do my spiritual work, acknowledging the wonders, grace and mercies that I am granted every day....Ashe'
Fall started today and it's going to be a weekend of Mabon celebration! This is my favorite time of the year, although I do love all of the seasons. It is a time to honor the bounty of our harvest and also the cycle of life. There's something really special about this time of the year. Maybe, it's because I can really appreciate 'going in,' reflecting and then manifesting what I've received in the quiet creative womb space of my soul...
Tomorrow, I plan to put on my prettiest fall fashions, moccasin boots, colorful scarf and a huge smile to go to the farmers market. I have to gather some healthy treats for my kitchen pantry and my autumn altar. Hopefully I can find a friend to share the early morning experience with me ;-)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
High in vitamin C, Beta-carotene and amino acids. One of the most protein-rich plants, also contains calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. A spring tonic can be made from stinging nettle that cleanses the kidney and bladder and is good for strengthening hair, nails and skin. Traditionally it was used externally to treat arthritis by whipping or rubbing whole plants on affected areas
Watermelon can be used both internally and externally for its beauty benefits. It can benefit both the skin and the whole body with the vitamins and nutrients it provides as well as providing a delicious and handy method of hydration. Watermelon is best eaten and used during the summer, when it is fresh and plentiful. Here are a few of the beauty benefits of watermelon.
Watermelon is a natural skin toner.
It is naturally slightly astringent and may be used to benefit your skin’s appearance. Watermelon juice can be mixed with honey for use on dry skin, or with witch hazel for oily skin, or even used by itself as a simple, natural toner. Simply dip a cotton pad in the solution or the pure juice and wipe over your face and neck after cleansing. This will ensure all the cleanser is wiped away and will also help to exfoliate, refresh and tighten your skin. Watermelon juice or pulp can also be added to homemade face masks.
Watermelon is a Good Source of Antioxidants.
Anti-oxidants, such as the vitamins C and A and the lycopene found in watermelon, are powerful tools against the visible signs of aging. Watermelon is one of the few sources of lycopene, which is a red pigment also found in tomatoes. Free radicals are particles with unpaired electrons that can cause damage to the body and diseases such as cancer, arthritis, asthma and heart disease. Free radicals are also considered responsible for many of the visible signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles and age spots can all result from free radicals, which are increased by sun exposure, smoking and alcohol consumption. Anti-oxidants can help to mop up free radicals, lessening the damage they can do, as well as potentially reversing some of the damage already done to the skin.
Watermelon is a Source of Vitamin A
Vitamin A is important for several reasons, including the support of healthy vision and bones. However, eating enough vitamin A is also vital to the health and vitality of the skin. Vitamin A may help to reduce the amount of oil secreted by skin and reduce pore size.
Watermelon is a Low Calorie Food
Watermelon is a sweet food that is filling, yet low in calories. It makes an excellent alternative to high calorie treats, or foods high in fat or salt that can lead to bloating and obesity. Eating watermelon rather than these foods will help you to lose weight. Watermelon is also a natural diuretic, so it is an excellent means to flush out toxins in the body and reduce bloating.
Watermelon is Mostly Water
Watermelon can help you to keep hydrated during the summer months. Drinking enough water can be difficult and it is easier to eat a few slices of tasty watermelon.
Watermelon has many different potential roles in beauty enhancement. Use watermelon on your skin to help create a healthy look, or eat watermelon slices to hydrate and nourish your body. This delicious fruit will benefit you all summer long.
Did you know that we absorb up to 60 percent of what we put on our skin? Check out this informative image above on toxic chemicals to avoid in your cosmetics and skin care products.
(Thanks to MBG Wellness Expert, Dana Claudat for this tip!)
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