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The Ultimate Guide: Practice the Art of Beauty with Schizandra Powder

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An Ancient Beauty Secret

 

Schizandra powder is a herb that was held in high regard by women in the imperial courts of China. These women, known as ‘jade girls’, carefully practiced the art of beauty, and schizandra was an essential part of their ‘beauty diet’ for its many beneficial effects.

In addition to its beautifying benefits, schizandra powder is a vitality herb that promotes abundant energy, a sharp mind and a calmness that’s invaluable in our busy modern world. This is my top recommended herb, both in my classes and to my clients because it promotes balanced hormones.

In this article I go in depth on the benefits of schizandra powder and you’ll learn the best, most beneficial ways to integrate it into your diet. My hope is that you will develop an appreciation and the same reverence that I have for schizandra. Read More

Try This Detox Bath To Relieve Cramping and PMS Symptoms Naturally

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Ever wonder why you crave chocolate before your period?

Chocolate is high in magnesium and your body’s’ magnesium need increases before your period. Magnesium is an important mineral for women’s hormone balance and optimal health in general. Magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, translating to thousands of biochemical reactions happening on a constant basis daily.

If you have bad cramping during your period, taking a magnesium bath can help soothe and relax the muscles in and around your uterus. Magnesium is highly absorbable through the skin and when you soak in a bath the magnesium will target the muscles to help relax your body and reset your stress hormones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Madeline’s favorite bath recipe that has salt and magnesium to detoxify and alkalize the body. Making up a few prepared jars of magnesium flakes and salt can make it more convenient to draw yourself a relaxing magnesium and salt bath.

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Madeline’s Signature Elixir: The Iconic Schizandra Rose Beauty Latte

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My creamy, rose infused tonic is brimming beautifying herbs and superfoods!

 

This is one of my signature elixirs that has been popular in my classes and with my private clients for many years. I want to share it with you so that you can reap the feminine benefits of ancient beauty herbs.

First, pearl powder (yes, actual crushed up pearls) has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as a beauty tonic. Pearls contain the powerful anti-aging antioxidant SOD that will help to smooth wrinkles and heal blemishes.

In Chinese tonic herbalism, Schizandra berry is known as the five flavor fruit. It is used to bring moisture and a glow to the skin, brighten the eyes, sharpen the mind, and energize the body.  In fact, Chinese healers believe that consuming schizandra for 100 days straight will change your life.

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Goji Longevity Lemonade

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As the weather gets warmer who doesn’t love iced cold lemonade?  I’ve got the superfood upgrade version for you today with beautifying, longevity enhancing and hormone balancing herbs and super foods added.

The ingredients have similar benefits that work synergistically to create a beautiful flavour and beneficial synergy.

Here are just some of the benefits of consuming these herbs and super foods

Goji Berry – Builds blood, aids digestion, contains polysaccharides (essential sugars to feed your immune system), contains betaine to aid in liver methylation which will keep the hormones and the liver healthy and happy, high antioxidants and anti-inflammatory content.

Fresh Aloe Vera – ancient Egyptian superfood that also contains polysaccharides, cools down the body in the summer heat, heals the digestive tract, speeds wound healing, and promotes glowing clear moisturized skin. I purchase my fresh aloe at The Light Cellar in Calgary or online but if you can’t get a hold of it you can skip the aloe and the elixir will still taste amazing. It’s important to use a specific type of aloe that has large leaves. I don’t recommend using the small aloe house plant you have at home.

Schizandra – Phase 2 liver cleansing, increases glutathione in the liver (anti-aging), helps your body adapt to the summer heat, helps body adapt to stress, sharpens the brain, promotes glowing skin, improves eyesight and  boost the libido (more sexual fluids and sexual sensitivity in women).

Turmeric Extract- Sharpens the brain, increases glutathione in the liver (anti-aging), anti-inflammatory and promotes glowing skin.

Lemon- Lemon peel helps remove bad estrogen, reduces cellulite and cleanses the liver.

 Goji Longevity Lemonade Recipe

  • 1/2 cup dried Goji Berries
  • 1.5 Litres Spring Water
  • 2 organic lemons, skin on
  • 1/2 organic grapefruit, peel skin but leave the pith (white layer) on
  • 2 tsp schizandra extract powder (available here or here)
  • 1-2 tsp turmeric extract powder (available here)
  • pinch of high quality sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • sweetener to taste- 1 tbsp raw honey, stevia or sometimes I don’t use a sweetener
  • roughly a 4 inch fillet peeled  fresh aloe vera

Soak goji berries overnight in 2 cups of spring water or for at least 2 hours until goji berries are soft or rehydrated.

Add rehydrated goji berries and soaking liquid to a high speed blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smoothie. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge. This drink will store in the fridge for 3 days but I recommend having it as fresh as possible.

If you enjoyed this recipe please share it!

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Madeline

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5 Ways to Get Natural Glowing Skin With Beauty Recipes From Home

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Natural glowing skin. A women’s dream and deep desire.

 

We all want it and we want it bad! The multi-billion dollar beauty industry can certainly attest to that.  But what you could obtain natural glowing skin more easily then you thought? Do we really need to spend our money on expensive products and cosmetic procedures?

I’m on the quest for natural glowing skin since I was a teenager dealing with hormonal acne. I would devour fashion magazines and beauty ‘how-to’ books, always looking for ‘the answer’.

I found much more solace when I came across books with natural beauty recipes and became obsessed with crafting my own home spa. I found a spark inside myself when I started to pick roses from my grandfather’s garden to make floral waters to spritz my skin with.
  

My pursuit of beauty has always been etched in my soul. Now it has blossomed into something far from my superficial teenage quest. I’ve learned some amazing things on the way that I’m excited to share with you.

 


5 Ways To Get Natural Glowing Skin


 

1. Keep It Simple

When it comes to skin care, less is more. From personal experience my skin has always been more radiant when I use a select few products. Even a ‘natural’ organic product may use fillers, rancid oils and ingredients that can clog pores. As a result, I love to make my own skincare products! In this way I can control the ingredients and keep it super simple.

2. Oil Cleansing

I learned this tip from Nadine Artemis from Living Libations.  Even if you have oily skin, you have to try washing your face with natural oil! Jojoba oil is similar to the natural oils our skin creates. When we wash our face with soap-based cleansers, they can strip the natural oil layer from the skin. This dries out the skin and causes breakouts and wrinkles. Simply apply the oil to a face cloth or a cotton pad and gently massage the oil into your face. Rinse with water and pat dry. This is cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing all in one. Check out this video for a how-to guide Best Skin Ever

3. Clay Masks

Apply a clay face mask for a low cost yet luxurious spa experience.  A clay mask deep cleanses, absorbs impurities, heals blemishes and exfoliates. Bentonite clay is particularly moisturizing. Mix a cosmetic clay such as bentonite or French green clay with some water to make a paste. You can also add essential oils such as lavender, chamomile or frankincense to your mask. Apply to skin and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off.  You can do this once a week.

4. Floral Hydrosol

Floral hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are byproducts from steam-distilling plant materials to make essential oils. They make the perfect toners because they have cellular rejuvenating benefits the same ph as our skin. Most municipal water used for bathing is more alkaline then our skin. This can cause premature aging and a less than vibrant complexion. Because of this, end your bathing sessions with a spritz of hydrosol to reset your skin to its original PH.

5. Seabuckthorn Oil

In my years of working in health food stores I have seen this berry work wonders on people’s skin.  I’ve seen it cure acne, blemishes and skin rashes. Seabuckthorn is good for dry and oily skin alike. You can use the seed oil straight on your skin or add the fruit oil to skincare products you make. When in doubt– use seabuckthorn!

 

Pin it for at-home spa ideas!

 

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