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Easy Stress Reliever! Try a Salt, Lavender and Argan Oil Healing Bath

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While you can’t be relaxed in every moment, employing stress-releasing rituals to create balance and harmony is a must. It’s important to keep daily stress to a minimum or else it can turn into a more serious illness. One of the easiest and most relaxing ways to release stress is to take a healing salt bath.

Remember how you felt the last time you took a swim in the ocean? Most likely, you felt both refreshed and exhilarated. You can simulate the experience and cleanse yourself at the same time by taking a few baths every week.

A bath is a great transition ritual after coming home from work to relax into your evening. You only need three natural ingredients for a quick stress release and an energetic pick-me up. If you’ve been upset by a person or situation, feel nervous about a present problem or anticipating a future decision, you can take this time in a bath to meditate, listen to spiritual music, do a healing visualization, or read the gratitude prayer below.

Ingredients

Salt. For centuries, sea salt has been used for cleansing and it’s one of the best remedies for clearing unhealthy energy, both physically and emotionally. Different from Epsom salt (which is great for sore muscles), sea salt disintegrates dirty energy. Dirty energy is associated with stress, pain, anger, fear and negative emotions. You can buy bulk sea salt online, get it from a local grocery store, or (when in a pinch) use regular table salt from your pantry.

Lavender essential oil. Lavender is one of the best remedies for clearing emotional upset. The color vibration of lavender lessens the emotional charge and relaxes the nervous system. The aromatherapy benefits of lavender have also been shown to relieve tension. In fact, the University of Maryland Medical Center states “research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.”

Organic argan oil. 100% pure organic argan oil from Morocco is extremely healing and infuses the skin with loads of anti-oxidants, protecting it from unhealthy free radicals. The skin is the largest organ in your body and when you are relaxing in a warm bath, your skin easily absorbs the vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids in the argan oil. It will also soften and moisturize every inch of your body, hair and scalp. You can apply it after the bath for extra hydration as well. (Click here for 10 ways to use Argan oil in your daily beauty routine.)

 

Directions for your healing salt bath:

1. Draw a warm bath and put two to three cups of sea salt in the water.

2. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil.

3. Add a dropper full of pure, organic argan oil.

4. Relax in the salt bath for at least 20 minutes.

5. Make sure that the majority of your body is covered with the salt water at some point during bathing.

6. Visualize healing white light filling your entire body. Imagine that the light is flushing all physical, emotional, and mental stress out of your hands and feet and being disintegrated immediately.

7. Bonus prayer: To go the extra mile in self-care, you can say a prayer for whole body blessings while you bathe. Print and laminate it. It’s a wonderful way to get in a state of gratitude for your beautiful body and invoke blessings for well-being.

Salt baths are an easy, go-to stress reliever. They’re one of the most enjoyable ways to enhance your quality of life. Soak your stress away.

Argan Oatmeal Cleansing & Hydrating Mask

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We saw this version of an oatmeal mask from Organic Spa Magazine and played with some of the ingredients adding Zweena Organic Argan Oil and tumeric! Argan oil has loads of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that deeply nourish and moisturize the skin while turmeric has been used in India for centuries for reducing wrinkles and brightening. The benefits of raw honey are endless. It has strong antibacterial properties and helps to unclog the pores, deliver moisturize and leave a radiant glow.

Mary Jo Hansen writes “This mix is very hydrating, deep cleansing, and balancing for all skin types—but especially beneficial for mature, dry skin.  The beta glucan in the oats penetrate to the deeper levels of the skin softening fine lines and wrinkles.” She suggests to mix well and “stroke over your face and neck in up-and-outward movements. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly… Use this treatment once a week.”

  • 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal
  • 1/2 tablespoon argan oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
  • pinch of tumeric

After rinsing, you can add toner and Pure Argan oil or Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum as your moisturizer. Your skin will feel soft, supple and nourished. Enjoy!

 

Organic Argan Oil for Breast Cancer Radiation

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For women going through radiation due to breast cancer, Zweena’s Pure Argan Oil will work wonders in keeping the delicate skin moist and supple. We recommend gently massaging it into the affected area 2x/day for at least five minutes each time so the oil has a chance to penetrate the deeper layers of skin.

Also, you can take a warm bath and add a dropper full of Argan Oil before your night time oil treatment. The warm water will help your pores open up. Be very gentle and of course, you can also use radiation lotions recommended by your doctors but the Argan Oil will really help to heal the skin from all the redness. It may also stop the skin from peeling and blistering. Use it from the very beginning of treatment through 3-4 weeks after it ends.

You will be amazed at how supple and healthy your skin will be. One more tip… as you are massaging the oil in, speak words of love and caring to your whole body. It’s important to give yourself as much TLC as you can during the treatement and after.

Sending healing energy your way Zweena (beautiful) ones!

Anti-Aging Face and Body Massage with Argan Oil

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It’s essential to practice daily self-care rituals to stay healthy, happy and balanced in our lives.

 

Body Massage

Ayurveda, a 5,000 year-old system of natural healing from India, promotes daily self massage called Abhyanga to maintain good health. It connects you to your femininity and offers the healing power of touch. During this type of massage, you anoint and massage your body with warm botanical oils. You can use sesame oil as your base oil and add a dropper full of organic Pure Argan Oil for ultra-nourishing moisture.

Some benefits of Self-Abhyanga:

  • Releases physical stress
  • Nourishes skin with moisture
  • Boosts immune system
  • Circulates lymph
  • Stimulates internal organs
  • Benefits sleep patterns

Here’s a video showing how to give a self-Abhyanga massage. Doing this once a week would be a wonderful gift of self-care.

Face Massage

As you continue your self-care, you can massage your face with Pure Argan Oil or Argan Rose Face Serum to slow the aging process. Pure organic argan oil from Morocco is full of anti-oxidants with over 80% essential fatty acids that nourish, heal and protect the skin. Anti-oxidants fight free radicals which slow down pre-mature aging from the sun.

Here’s a great facial massage video by Lisa Gusto. It’s a perfect nightly anti-aging ritual.

DIY – Zweena “Love My Body” Moisturizing Salt Bath

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Here at Zweena, we love sea salt baths. Salt is the ultimate cleanser, physically and energetically. Sea salt clears your energy field from stress, sadness and/or anger. Zweena Argan Oil or Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum moisturizes and softens your skin. The rose oil opens your heart and inspires loving feelings for your body and spirit. The flowers will energize the water with beauty and healing energy!

Feel free to play relaxing or romantic music as you soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes. Close your eyes and envision all stress releasing from your body and disintegrating into the salt water. Say loving words to yourself and thank your body for its miraculous healing abilities.

Directions:

1) Add 1-2 pumps of Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum (or 10 drops of Pure Argan Oil plus Rose Essential Oil)

2) 2 cups of Sea Salt

3) Add some beautiful flowers from your garden and soak until your heart is content.

 

You can learn more about healing salt baths from Chapter 2 of “Feng Shui Your Life.

DIY Argan Yogurt Berry Radiance Mask

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Here’s an easy face mask using Zweena Argan oil, berries, lemons and raw honey to give you a radiant glow.

Ingredients:

Blueberries, Blackberries, Greek Plain Yogurt, Raw Organic Honey, Lemon Juice and **Zweena Argan Oil

Directions:

In a blender (or by hand), mix 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of raw honey until smooth. Then add 1/4 cup of mixed berries (blueberries and blackberries) and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Finally, add 5 drops of Zweena Pure Argan Oil to the mixture.

Application:

Apply the mask to a clean, dry face. Your skin will drink in the nutrients. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse. The Argan Oil has 80% essential fatty acids which moisturizes the face and fights free radicals along with the berries, which are full of anti-oxidants. The Vitamin C in the lemon juice helps to brighten your face. Greek yogurt, full of protein, enzymes, and zinc, softens your skin and lightens dark spots. The raw honey is a mild exfoliate, encourages tissue growth and will seal in the moisture. If you have some left-over, put it into a glass container and store in the fridge for up to two days. Use again.

Result:

Beautiful, supple, radiant skin! Feel free to add a couple more drops of Zweena Argan Oil to your face and under your eyes to further moisturize during the day or night.