May 25, 2016 by Leave a Comment
We all know that a hat protects you from the sun, but
did you know for
every 1 inch of brim to your hat = a 10% lower risk of skin cancer to your face!
Ditch the baseball cap, look for brims that go all the way around the hat. Bonus many hats now offer added UPF protection, the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric.
May 4, 2016 by 1 Comment
Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Dada in Zürich, Switzerland, began in 1916 at Cabaret Voltaire, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter, but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915. The term anti-art, a precursor to Dada, was coined by Marcel Duchamp around 1913 when he created his first readymades. Dada, in addition to being anti-war, had political affinities with the radical left and was also anti-bourgeois.
Dada activities and output were broad varied and included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals; passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture were topics often discussed in a variety of media.
untitled, Reinhold Dohl 1965
MARCEL DUCHAMP (1887-1968)
‘L.H.O.O.Q’, 1919 (ready-made)
MAN RAY (1890-1976)
‘Object to be Destroyed’, 1923 (ready-made)
May 3, 2016 by Leave a Comment
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp powdered milk
1/4 tsp lemon juice
Mix together into a slightly runny paste in a bowl.
Apply gently rubbing the mixture into damp hands. Let mixture sit on hands for at least 10 minutes. I recommend applying the mixture onto hands over the sink and putting each hand in a baggie to contain any mess. Wash hands in warm not hot water without soap. Once rinsed off apply hand cream.
I like to do this treatment once to twice a week at night.
If you have any allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients please don’t try this recipe.
May 2, 2016 by Leave a Comment
Botanical Name: Melaleuca ericifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: a soft, lemony, medicinal, floral scent with an earthy, gentle lavender aroma and very mild Tea Tree aroma.
Blends Well With: Blue Tansy, Citronella, Cypress, Fir Needle, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Spruce and Tea Tree.
Melaleuca ericifolia, commonly known as swamp paperbark or lavender tea tree is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and the genus Melaleuca, native to south-eastern Australia. It is a rather variable species and some specimens resemble Melaleuca armillaris but its papery bark and smaller, more prolific flower heads distinguish it from that species. It often grows in swampy areas hence the name swamp paperbark. The flowers are creamy-white in colour, arranged in heads or spikes on the ends of branches which continue to grow after flowering.
Aboriginal people used the bark of this tree for paintings, blankets, and roofing for shelters. Oil from the leaves was used for medicine and nectar from the flowers was used to make sweet drinks.
Has been traditionally been used for its antibacterial properties, both topically and via inhalation. Great for allergies, respiratory issues, and relaxation!
Can be used as an alternative to eucalyptus or tea tree.
If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oil is not recommended!
While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.
While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.