Wednesday, 27 June 2012

.ylang & geranium

Ylang and geranium are two of my favourite essential oils. When I was choosing scent for my new batch of soap I decided to give it a try and mixed it together. I love how essential oils may mix creating some unbelievable fragrance that you would never know! For example recently I've found out essential oils blend that smell like dried berries and other with the scent of pepsi. Nice, ha? I'll share this secret soon!

I don't want to waste your time so my target in all this "plants-posts" is to find out in particular what useful properties does essential oil give us.

Ylang-ylang is a super stress reliever as it helps to relax, removes insomnia, depression and stress. It is great for all skin types because it moistures, renew skin cells, heals damages and scratches and what's most important it controls oily secretion of your skin. Ylang-ylang has aphrodisia properties: it makes women and men more sensual. Also, a few resources reported that it helps to recover breasts elasticity after pregnancy.
Try to blend with bergamot, lemongrass, rosewood, grapefruit, petitgrain, patchouli, jasmin, cassia, rose, orange, lavander, lemon, neroli, sandal, citronella.
Be careful! Don't use when pregnant! Not supposed to be used by children younger 12 years.

Geranium is like all types of doctors in one little flower. I won't even try to list all of it's properties, i will just mention those which concerns skin and aromatherapy. Geranium essential oil heals skin damages and diseases as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, herpes. It strengthen blood circulation, renew skin cells, controls sebum, it is perfect for oily, sensitive and irritated skin.
Try to blend with orange, lemon, basil, bergamot, grapefruit, jasmin, juniper, cedar, lavander, patchouli, clove, lime, neroli, rose, rosmary, sandal, citronella, petitgrain, rosewood.
Be careful! Don't use when pregnant! Not supposed to be used by children younger 6 years and people with low blood sugar.

So what we have here - SuperHealer and SuperReliever altogether in one bar of soap. Super! It will be available through my Avadavat Etsy Shop soon.

Thursday, 21 June 2012


Hey dear friends, I've got a little something for you today. These are the resources where you can find digital paper for free. I love using digital paper for the packaging of my soaps. It is super easy and always up-to-date. You can make your signature paper for packaging, adjusted to the holiday themes, or even personalized for the gift sets. Hope you will enjoy my selection.

Resources: Mel Stampz; the hybrid chick; Shabby Princess; Persnickety Prints; Sheryl K Designs; artamongus

Monday, 18 June 2012


Verbena counts about 250 species around the world. It has long been associated with divine and other supernatural forces. For example, among other names for the plant are "tears of Isis", "Juno's tears", "blood of Mercury" and "Venus' nerve". In Ancient Greece, it was dedicated to Eos Erigineia, the goddes of the dawn. In the early Christian era, folk legend stated that Verbena herb was used to staunch Jesus' wounds after his removal from the cross. It was consequently called "Holy Herb" or "Devil's bane".

Verbena essential oil is made of lemon verbena. It has loads of qualities including stress relieving, spasmolytic, healing. It helps to eliminate depression, fatigue, irritability. When you've got a headache - this is the best aid as it works to calm blood vessels of the brain, stop dizziness and nausea. Verbena accelerates not only skin regeneraion abilities but also muscles and bones after fractures and overextensions.

Try to blend with cinnamon, nutmeg.
Be careful! Don't use when pregnant; don't use during or before getting sunburn.

Besides all mentioned, few Verbena species attract butterflies and I think it's very cute.