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Narrow-Leaved Tea-Tree Distillate (Melaleuca Alternifolia) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Narrow-Leaved Tea-Tree Distillate (Melaleuca Alternifolia)BEAUTY / COSMETICS
pH: 3,5 - 4,9 (For oily, mixed and acne skin types)

The Tea Tree Hydrosol acts in the same way as the essential oil of these plant - a strong natural antibiotic, an immunostimulant, an antifungal agent. It is a tonic of lungs, heart, long-term memory.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-07-03)

Neroli distillate (Citrus Aurantium Amara) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Neroli distillate (Citrus Aurantium Amara)BEAUTY / COSMETICS
In skin care it offers astringency making it appropriate for oily, acneic skin types.

For dry skin types it is best combined, at no more than 20%, with other more hydrating Hydrosols.  Try combining with Lavender Hydrosol and Rose Hydrosol for dry skin.

Neroli Hydrosol has a deep skin cleansing action that drives out stale sebum, dirt and pollution from deep within the pores.

The powerful antioxidants in Neroli Hydrosol ward off pro-aging free radicals that promote early wrinkles and fine lines.

Used as a staple throughout the perfume industry, this astringent Hydrosol also makes a wonderful toner or aftershave.

Neroli products are cicatrisants, meaning they can help the human body heal scars and distinctive, if unsightly, marks. Scars and certain skin aberrations can actually be faded with the use of Neroli Hydrosols.

Neroli is rich in Vitamin C, which is known for its collagen boosting and cell turnover properties. It helps regenerate damaged skin including sunburns and scars.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-07-03)

Neroli distillate (Citrus Aurantium Amara) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Neroli distillate (Citrus Aurantium Amara)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Antispasmodic, antibacterial and antifungal.

It's psychological impact is unsurpassed for its calming and soothing properties, especially with anxiety.

A unique benefit of the Neroli plant and the compounds found in its respective Hydrosol is as an aphrodisiac. The compounds are known to not only promote arousal and increase the libido, but but also aid in curing a loss of interest in sex, frigidity, impotence and erectile dysfunctions.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-07-03)

Cabreuva Essential Oil (Myrocarpus Fastigiatus) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Medicine / Health

Cabreuva Essential Oil (Myrocarpus Fastigiatus)MEDICINE / HEALTH
This is an incredible oil that contains a high percentage of Nerolidol (58 - 80%) which has been scientifically proven to be a skin penetrating enhancer for transdermal delivery of other topical products.
This oil has been used for centuries as a wound healer in many South American countries and known for its penetrating qualities.

Cabreuva (Myrocarpus Fastigiatus) essential oil is excellent topically, to treat acne, burns, rashes, boils, ulcers, wounds, and it speeds the healing process, minimizing scars.

It is also known for eliminating mold and Candida overgrowth in the body.

It is used as an aphrodisiac for sexual impotence, due to its direct hormonal action on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands.

Cabreuva essential oil can be used to loosen tight muscles, improve mental clarity and alertness, reduce pain, stress and calm the nerves.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-29)

Cabreuva Essential Oil (Myrocarpus Fastigiatus) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Cabreuva Essential Oil (Myrocarpus Fastigiatus)BEAUTY / COSMETICS
"Although very delicated and apparently faint, the odor of Cabreuva oil is often under-estimated in its effect of freshness and suave floral notes. In rose, lily of the valley, cassie, ambre and in woody-oriental perfumes, Cabreuva lends teancity and distinct notes of "precious wood" with a background of slightly green, dry floralness, a combination rarely found in synthetic perfume materials.." Steffen Arctander

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-29)

Indian Sandalwood Distillates (Santalum Album) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Indian Sandalwood Distillates (Santalum Album)BEAUTY / COSMETICS
Sandalwood Distiliates is a great choice for dry skin and hair.

It can help ease eczema and psoriasis, yet is mild enough for sensitive skin. As a facial mist it regulates oil production and improves the appearance of mature, stressed skin.

It can be used all over the body to fight bacteria and deodorize. It is a popular choice among men for its warm, woodsy, musky scent. Its aroma can subdue aggression, relieve anxiety and act as an aphrodisiac.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-19)

Indian Sandalwood Distillates (Santalum Album) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Indian Sandalwood Distillates (Santalum Album)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Sandalwood Distillate has anti-inflammatory and calming properties for the skin and is known to help relieve itching, irritated skin.

It has been known to help with symptoms of sore throat and respiratory issues such as bronchitis.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-19)

Frankincense Distillate (Boswellia Serrata) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Frankincense Distillate (Boswellia Serrata)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Frankincense Distillate is a beautiful skin-healer, with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and analgesic properties in addition to its ability to tone and improve skin texture.

 It can also help deepen and expand breathing by opening up the airways, drying up mucus in the lungs, and expelling phlegm.

According to Susan Catty’s book on Hydrosols, Frankincense Hydrosol may even help with mouth or gum infections, as well.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-18)

Peppermint Distillate (Mentha × Piperita) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Peppermint Distillate (Mentha × Piperita)MEDICINE / HEALTH
In ancient medicine, Peppermint Water is mention as a drink that heats and traps poisons, relieves headaches and refreshes.

It cleans and refreshes the skin, destroys the smell of sweat, as well as activates the bloodstream of the brain and helps in some cases of migraine (headache).

Peppermint, using locally, reduces itching, helps to keep skin dry, bruises, nicks, and insects.

Peppermint is used in mouth rinsing fluids. Menthol, the main component of Peppermint essential oil (naturally occurring in Hydrolate - Distillate), known for its antiseptic and antifungal properties, creates a cooling effect on the skin.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-06)

Night-flowering Jasmine Distillate (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Night-flowering Jasmine Distillate (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Night - Flowering Jazmine (Parizhada) Distillate properties:

Similar to Jasmine, only milder smell and effect.

Warm, slightly shiny and firming.

Have good anti-inflammatory, even rheumatic pain-reducing properties.

Reduces fever. Oriental medicine was blended with Black Pepper and Honey was given to drink from malaria.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-06)

Curry Plant Distillates (Helichrysum Italicum) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Curry Plant Distillates (Helichrysum Italicum)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Warm, rich, spicy and dried apple scent Water is suitable for a variety of skin. Helichrysum Italicum Distillate cleans and tones the liver, improves circulation, reduces allergies, especially hay fever symptoms, inhibits aging processes, and is especially suitable for mature skin.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-06)

Clary Sage Distillates (Salvia Sclarea) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Clary Sage Distillates (Salvia Sclarea)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Extremely pleasant scent Salvia (Clary Sage) hydrolate moisturizes dry skin, suppresses inflammation and soothes spasms. It can also help dispel depressed mood and soothe premenstrual syndrome.

Natural facial care is unimaginable without hydrolate. They are sprayed on the skin like softeners, tonics or moisturizers.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-06)

Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Food / Cooking

Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum)FOOD / COOKING
Geranium water is aromatic, rich, sweet, with a wonderful Rose flavor thread. Scents similar to essential oils. If you drink unpolluted Pelargonium water, it looks like you can bring perfume. Cooling taste both on the skin and on the tongue, even if the Hydrolate is warmed up beforehand. When Distillate diluted with water, the aroma of the flowers diminishes dramatically and then you can feel the taste of a refreshing drink.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-06)

Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Fairly stable Distillate. Its pH (acidity) is from 4.9 to 5.2, i.e. very close to our facial skin pH.

Pelargonium Hydrolyte is a versatile distillate: suitable for all types of skin, for all life spans, from the youngest to the oldest.

It regulates and helps to adapt to both oily and dry conditions, both acne and sensitive skin. According to the scientists, the Pelargonium Hydrolate is a humectant, i.e. attracts moisture and holds it on the skin.

This is a hydropathy of good health that harmonizes both feminine and masculine energy. Use it as a skin freshener, moisturizer, toner.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-06)

Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum)BEAUTY / COSMETICS
The Pelargonium Hydrolate can spray directly onto the make-up, it works well in the contaminated city, returns moisture to the skin and protects it.

The inflammation and cooling, slightly refreshing Pelargonium Distillate, soothe sunburns, itching, insect bites and all the problems associated with skin fever.

Also, the Pelargonium Hydrolate is suitable for a wide range of skin redness: broken capillaries, rosacea.

It is Hemostatic, i.e. reduces bleeding, so it can rinse bleeding wounds. Kids love the aroma of this Hydrolate, so you can rinse your scratch knees and elbows. Sore irritation and accelerate the appearance of a new skin.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-06)

Spirulina (Arthrospira Platensis and Arthrospira Maxima) ☸ Ingredients ☸ Medicine / Health

Spirulina (Arthrospira Platensis and Arthrospira Maxima)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Spirulina thrives at a pH around 8.5 +, which will get more alkaline, and a temperature around 30 °C.

Spirulina Powder is the best form to use of food, cosmetic treatment, medical treatment.

Chemical structure:

Dried Spirulina contains about 60% (51 - 71%) Protein.

Spirulina's lipid content is about 7% by weight, and is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, and also provides alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, stearidonic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid.

Spirulina contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.

It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper,iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.

Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial and bioavailable, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, chlorophyll-a, xanthophyll, echinenone, myxoxanthophyll, canthaxanthin, diatoxanthin, 3'-hydroxyechinenone, beta-cryptoxanthin and oscillaxanthin, plus the phycobiliproteins c-phycocyanin and allophycocyanin.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-06-04)

Rice Bran Oil ☸ Base oils ☸ Food / Cooking

It is popular as a cooking oilin several Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Japan, India and China. In India, it is now being recognized as their version of Olive oil.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-05-09)

Sesame Oil (Sesamum Indicum) ☸ Base oils ☸ Food / Cooking

Sesame Oil  (Sesamum Indicum)FOOD / COOKING
Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from Sesame seeds. Besides being used as a cooking oil in South India, it is often used as a flavor enhancer in Chinese, Japanese,Middle Eastern, Korean, and Southeast Asian cuisine.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-05-09)

Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis) ☸ Base oils ☸ Food / Cooking

Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis)FOOD / COOKING
Evening Primrose oil contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA and it is this fatty acid that is largely responsible for the remarkable healing properties of the plant. In fact, Evening Primrose contains one of the highest concentrations known of this important substance and only a few other plants contain it at all. This makes Evening Primrose an important medicinal herb.

This is one of those prime examples of "Letting food be your medicine and medicine be your food". Native Americans traditionally considered the Evening Primrose plant's seeds, leaves, and roots to be a food. This plant was a staple food for many Native American tribes who ate the boiled, nutty-flavoured root.

Every part of this plant can be used. The leaves can be cooked and eaten as greens. The roots can be boiled like potatoes and allegedly taste like sweet parsnips. The flowers are sweet and can be used in salads or as a pretty garnish. The young seedpods can be steamed and the ripe seeds can be roasted in an oven for 15 to 20 min. at 350° and used on bread or in salads. You can also sprinkle the roasted seeds over any dish like pepper.

Pharmaceutical and food companies are developing GLA-containing supplements and specialty foods for infants, the elderly, and people with health problems. In foods, Evening Primrose oil is used as a dietary source of essential fatty acids. Initial human study is unclear about the effects that EveningPrimrose oil may have on weight loss. Raw

Evening Primrose oil is used as an anti-inflammatory and also in small quantities, such as a teaspoon, as a daily supplement for women.

Evening Primrose oil is very good for salad dressings like a health supplement.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-04-05)

Black Mustard Oil (Brassica Nigra) ☸ Base oils ☸ Food / Cooking

Black Mustard Oil (Brassica Nigra)FOOD / COOKING
The Black Mustard is said to have been employed by the Romans as a green vegetable. The young leaves may be eaten as salad in place of those of the White variety, but are more pungent.

Mustard oil is a pungent plant extract from Mustard Seed, horseradish, and wasabi, and its main constituent is allyl isothiocyanate.

Although it is used in India and elsewhere as a cooking oil, high doses injected or applied topically can cause irritation and inflammation. Mustard oil, a key in India and South Asian cuisine.

Like Olive oil to Mediterranean countries, Mustard oil in Asian countries like India, Nepal, and Bangladesh is used for lots of purposes, in both cooking and care. It almost has a wasabi quality and it works really well with fish.

Omega-3 rich oil is often cooked to a smoking point in India in order to dilute its eye-watering strength a bit (which, unfortunately, is an act that also burns off those healthy omega-3's). Also in foods, Black Mustard Seed is used as a spice and to flavor Mustard condiment.

Black Mustard helps to lose weight: The wonder seeds are packed with B-complex vitamins like folates, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin etc. Apart from all the individual merits of these components, they are great in speeding up one's metabolism leading to weight loss.

However, before using it for cooking or external application, ensure that you are not allergic to it.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-04-03)

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) ☸ Base oils ☸ Food / Cooking

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa)FOOD / COOKING
The oil from Hemp Seeds is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. This makes it an alternative to Fish and Fish oil for vegetarians and vegans as those are typical sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

The taste is nutty and earthy, making it a great oil to use in salad dressings or as a bread dip.

It is not really suitable for anything sweet or anything delicate that might get overpowered by the strong flavor. You may not want to use it in a raspberry vinaigrette, but instead, use it in non-sweet dressings.

Hemp has a low smoke point, which means that it will start to smoke and change flavor with anything more than just a little bit of heat. You can warm it up, but make sure it doesn't actually get hot, as in any kind of frying.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-03-25)

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) ☸ Base oils ☸ Medicine / Health

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa)MEDICINE / HEALTH
The oil contained in the Hemp Seed is 75 - 80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (the good fats) and only 9-11% of the less desired saturated fatty acids.

Extensive studies have demonstrated that many common illnesses are related to deficiencies or imbalances of specific fatty acids in the body. Symptoms are often related to a lack of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and their derivatives, the postaglandins.

Most people eating a healthful diet, one that includes a balanced ratio of essential fatty acids, also have healthy skin and a strong immune system
Hemp oil is also used in paints and lubricants, and as a body care product. It may be rubbed directly onto the skin to treat cracked, dry skin, or it can be blended into body oils, body creams, and other personal care products.

Hemp oil prevents skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.

Hemp Seed oil also provides an adequate supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc.

Hemp Seed oil also provides a good source of Chlorophyll.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-03-25)

Linden Blossom CO2 Select Extract (Tilia Cordata) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Linden Blossom CO2 Select Extract (Tilia Cordata)BASE / GENERAL
Linden Blossom select CO2 extract possesses an exquisitely rich, sweet, complex, honey and floral aroma that deserves to be included in the most precious of fragrance formulations, but is beautiful and complex enough to stand on its own as a single - note fragrance.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-03-15)

Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Citratus) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Food / Cooking

Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Citratus)FOOD / COOKING
Lemongrass is used as a flavoring in many foods and is a favorite in Thai dishes. Lemongrass oil is using in food and flaver.

This oil is widely used in confectionary. Perfect for flavoring candy or chocolate.

A tea made with lemongrass is useful for fevers. Lemongrass oil very good appetite stimulant.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-03-15)

Galbanum Essential Oil (Ferula Galbaniflua) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Spiritual Practises

Galbanum Essential Oil (Ferula Galbaniflua)SPIRITUAL PRACTISES
Galbanum was widely used as a component of incense and is listed in the Holy Bible as part of the sweet spices used to make Holy Incense. Holy Incense was only made for the worship of the Lord and Holy communication as it was believed to be free from evil. Preparation required certain rituals and it was forbidden to make such incense just for the pleasure of the senses.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-03-12)

Fennel Essential Oil (Foeniculum Vulgare) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Food / Cooking

Fennel Essential Oil (Foeniculum Vulgare)FOOD / COOKING
Theseeds are used incookery and sweet desserts.

Fennel is one of the three main herbs used in the preparation of absinthe, an alcoholic mixturewhich originated as a Medicinal elixir in Switzerland and became, by the late 19th century, a popular alcoholic drink in France and other countries.

Many cultures in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Middle East use Fennel seed in their cookery. It is one of the most important spices in Kashmiri Pandit and Gujarati cooking.

Fennel seeds are the primary flavor component in Italian sausage.

Many egg, fish, and other dishes employ fresh or dried Fennel leaves. Florence Fennel is a key ingredient in some Italian and German salads, often tossed with chicory and avocado, or it can be braised and served as a warm side dish. It may be blanched or marinated, or cooked in risotto.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-03-12)

Bay Laurel Essential Oil (Laurus Nobilis) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Food / Cooking

Bay Laurel Essential Oil (Laurus Nobilis)FOOD / COOKING
Bay Laurel leaves are used in cookery for flavouring.

They are often packed with stick liquorice or dried figs. They are used fresh, and may be gathered all the year round.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-02-06)

Cypriol (Nagarmotha) Essential Oil (Cyperus Scariosus) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Spiritual Practises

Cypriol (Nagarmotha) Essential Oil (Cyperus Scariosus)SPIRITUAL PRACTISES
Nargamotha essential oil is part of the art of Vashikarana, an ancient rite. In this rite, someone who applies this oil to his or her forehead is certain to have success in matters of the heart.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-02-06)

Cypriol (Nagarmotha) Essential Oil (Cyperus Scariosus) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Cypriol (Nagarmotha) Essential Oil (Cyperus Scariosus)BEAUTY / COSMETICS
The decoction of the Cypriol rhizomes has been in use for hundreds of years as a natural hair wash. Massaging your scalp with this nourishing blend aids in opening the small capillaries on the scalp, work efficaciously on the sebaceous glands and fortify the hair from the roots by stimulating its strength naturally.

2 to 3 drops of Cypriol essential oil added to your mild skin care cream or lotion can help in curtailing the growth of harmful microbes that affect the skin health.

Can indicate that stress is building within the energy field producing tension in the body. You may feel that you want to be more creative, but you feel outside forces would stop it or would deny approval. Cypriol releases tension from the energy field.

It is highly prized in India for its roots and is used in aromatherapy, as a perfume and for many other purposes.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-02-06)

Rose Tea ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Rose tea, also sometimes known as rose bud tea, is made from whole, dehydrated rose blossoms. These delicate pink flowers make a fragrant brew that is light-tasting, fruity and low in calories. In some cases, rose tea is made from whole petals of mature roses, which are also dried and used as the sole ingredient in rose tea.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2018-02-01)