Thursday, June 18, 2009

Brighten Skin w/ DIY Cucumber Mask

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I am loving cucumbers for my skin! It has such a wonderful cooling and soothing effect. Definitely great to be used in our hot weather.

Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) extract is widely known for its astringent and soothing effects, on top of its anti-inflammatory actions and skin tightening properties. I’ve been using it for the past two weeks in the hope of tightening the pores on my face. My skin does feel tight when the juice dries on my face but I haven’t seen any noticeable reduction of my pore size though. I suppose I need to be more patient since it has only been two weeks. But I did notice a slight brightening effect on my face instead.

Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off
I have been using the cucumber juice on my face twice a day after washing. What I did was to apply some juice on my dry face, leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off. Over the weekend, I also tried this cucumber anti-blemish mask which I picked from The Ultimate Natural Beauty Book by Jo Fairley. It’s a very fun mask to put on but be warned; this mask can draw out quite a bit of impurities and you may end up with some small zits like what I have now on my forehead.

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Recipe for Cucumber Anti-Blemish Face Mask:
- 2.5 cm (1 inch) chunk of cucumber
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- 1 egg white

Blend the cucumber in a blender or grate the cucumber until it becomes completely liquid, then add the drop of rosemary essential oil. Whisk the egg white until stiff, fold in the cucumber mixture and smooth over the face avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Remove after 15 minutes using a clean, damp washcloth.

The egg white definitely tautened my skin and my face felt wonderfully soft afterwords. The pores were also much smaller, but it was only temporary. But like I mentioned, be careful that this mask will draw out quite a bit of impurities and cause some zits. You may also like to cut up two thin slices and placed them on your eyes to reduce puffiness while you’re having the mask on.

Use organic cucumber whenever you can
If you can, use organic cucumber. It doesn’t cost that much especially since you only need to use a little of the juice extract. One cucumber can last me about two weeks actually; including using it once for the anti-blemish mask and cutting up thin slices to reduce puffiness on my eyes a couple of times. And you don’t need a blender to extract the juice. Because a small grater can do the job wonderfully too.

And oh, I also used the cucumber juice on my hands. They help to soften the skin quite a bit!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

GRAND RE-OPENING of Mystic Alternative/ Psychic Fair 2!

It's almost here!
This coming weekend:
June 12-14, 2009
from 10am-7pm
Crystal River's Mystic Alternatives will be having their Grand Opening!

Ok.....well, its sort of a Grand Re-opening and they're calling it another Psychic Fair. The newly remodled store has had a facelift and is ready for its closeup! :) And what's more fun than a fair?

Yellowstar*Essentials will be there bringing you loads of all natural aromatherapy products!
I've created some items especially for the celebration.

Made exclusively for Mystic Alternatives;
INTO THE MYSTIC.....
a mysterious and sultry unisex pure essential oil roll on everyone will love!

I've also created many new and luxurious aromatherapy products that are perfect for anyone looking to find affordable natural & organic products for mind/body/spirit/&home made with therapeutic grade essential oils and/or phthalate free fragrances. Most of our products are made with therapeutic grade essential oils which carry higher vibrations & frequencies than do their counterparts.

-Neroli Star Purefume (pure essential oil bliss...a one-of-a-kind purefume)
-Energizing Body Polish (body scrub)
-Citrus Blossom Moisturizing Body Spray
-Floralopeia Moisturizing Body Spray (Nectarine Blossom & Neroli...beautiful!)
-Whipped Body Butters (Cinnamon & Sandalwood and Nectarine Blossom & Neroli)
-Headache/Migraine Relief Roll on
-Aches & Pains Roll On
-Into the Mystic Roll On (made exclusively for Mystic Alternatives)
-Guardian Angel Roll On
-Happy Feet Soothing&Cooling Foot Spray
-Alert & PMA (positive mental attitude) Office, Car & Home Spray
-Caramel Apple Light Lotion Spray (phthalate free fragrance) last chance to purchase; item will be discontinued


Read more about these products here;

Customizable products are my specialty!

I do custom-intuited blends (with the help of the angels :)) for a personalized/one-of-a-kind aromatherapeutic experience. We (you, me and the angels) find a blend just right for you and then you can choose to either use it as annointing oil or a purefume, or I can add to any number of natural cosmetic bases to create your own unique item.

I can make many types of products for your personalized blend including:
  • annointing oils
  • purefumes
  • body sprays
  • massage oils
  • body butters
  • bath salts
  • salt or sugar scrubs
  • sacred space spray (gemstone, Genesis crystals &Reiki charged water)
plus many other items...just ask, I can probably make it for you!

MORE INFO ON PSYCHIC FAIR:
Friday June 12th from 10am to 6pm through Sunday June 14th
from 10am until 6pm
and will be held at 560 N. Citrus Ave. in Crystal River's historic downtown district.

Attending Vendors:
  • Psychometry
  • Tea Leaf Readings
  • Vibroacoustic Therapy by Ki Consciousness
  • Past Life Regression (Sunday only, by appointment!)
  • Tarot Readings
  • Palm Readings
  • Intuitive Healing
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Rune Divinations
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Glass Blower

and lots more!

For more information, or to make an appointment for Past Life Regression please call the store at:
Local: (352) 563-0412
Toll Free: (866) 590-9921


Hope to see you there!


FYI:
Yellowstar*Essentials uses many YOUNG LIVING OILS!








Come join the fun and find some great deals!

Mystic Alternatives is located at;
560 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL
(352) 563-0412