Benefits of Exfoliating

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It’s been a while since I blogged, I’ve been occupied with vlogging and I recently went back to work, so I don’t have as much time on my hands as I use to! But Don’t worry, Potion Queen isn’t going anywhere! This Fall I wanna focus more on skin care because in the colder seasons your skin is more prone to drying out, cracking and or peeling. Your skin is the biggest organ we have and it shows what we lack in our diets/skin care regimens, so it’s important to treat yourself with self care every once in a while! One important step that gets overlooked in skin care is exfoliation!

After showering/washing your face, it’s important to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells that you may have missed with a cleanser. Cleansers typically only remove the first few layers of dirt, leaving oils and dead skin behind. Exfoliating helps open up the pores allowing masks and or moisturizers to penetrate into skin, instead of just sitting on top. Frequent exfoliation will make your skin look new and restored! You don’t wanna over exfoliate though, that will cause scratches, cracked skin and sensitivity.

I try to exfoliate my face 2-3 times a week, I love to use sugar and or salt scrubs that I can just whip up! If you don’t like salt and sugar you can always use oats, coffee, baking soda or wild rice instead. I also like using agave, grapeseed oil or jojoba oil in my scrubs, I don’t like using coconut oil so much because I have really sensitive skin! I always add a few drops of essential oils that cater to my skins need at that point in time! In The photo below is a body scrub that I purchased from a friend, if you’re interested contact her via instahttp://instgram.com/tammileejemiah/gram.

Is that soap good for you?

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In an older post I talked about how store bought soaps can be really harsh for the skin causing dryness and or break outs. I typically use raw black soap to treat acne and vanish dark spots without stripping your skin of its natural oils. In the video below I switched it up a bit and used charcoal aloe soap from organiclikeus and it left my face glowing and super moisturized!

Dandruff and itchy scalp

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In the past I shared a quick tip on how to ease dandruff and itchy scalp using AVC (apple cider vinegar) and lemon. ACV is very acidic which exfoliates the scalp, fighting dandruff. Lemon helps remove build up from the scalp, combating dandruff and itchy scalp. The video below is a quick tutorial on how to use ACV and lemon for dandruff and itchy scalp!

Nail Serum Tutorial

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So I wanted to do a quick tutorial on our Lemongrass nail serum on dry nails. I stopped using it for a while so I can show you the results in a few weeks. Our nail serum is: •Great for promoting nail growth •Keeps the nails strong and moisturized •Protects the nails from cracking and peeling •Moisturizes and revitalizes the cuticles which keeps the nails healthy •Prevents nail fungus

Shampoo after math

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In a previous post, I talked about the L.O.C method and how I use it to retain moisture. The L.O.C method is great for moisturizing , adding shine, sealing and closing the hair follicles. This method makes my hair super soft and manageable. In the video below, I’m doing the L.O.C method using Potion Queen’s Hair Butter! Click to see results, and don’t forget to subscribe 😉 !

Benefits of Blue vervain

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You ever get outta bed and feel like crap? You wish you could just stay hidden in your room all day, just wishing that everything/everyone would just disappear? Yeah, that’s me sometimes. This is what you might call depression. Good thing I have something for that, and no, its not meds!

There is this herb I found out about through Dr. Sebi, its called blue vervain! It’s mostly known to treat anxiety and mood, so whenever you’re feeling depressed or stressed, this herb will help put you at ease! (I haven’t taken this herb in a while, so that explains why I’ve been feeling so crappy lol!) Not only is blue vervain great for crappy moods, its known to detox the body as well. I gave this herb to my brother when he was sick, he had a lot of mucus and the next day he felt 80% better, this stuff is no joke!

It gets even better! Blue vervain is awesome for breastfeeding mothers, there are times when women cant produce milk after giving birth. But that’s okay, blue vervain is on your side! Blue vervain helps mothers with milk production, so you don’t have to worry about spending money on powder (which we call formula)! As I’ve stated earlier, its good for moods! So mommy, not only will this help your milk production, but your stress levels too!

As you can see, blue vervain is great for a lot of things including oral health. In tea form its said to help with the health of your gums, so if you suffer from things such as plaque build up, bleeding gums, gum disease, mouth ulcers and gingivitis blue vervain is here to help you! I take it in capsule form, I break open the capsule over my tongue and I take it down with a cup of water. I never swallow the capsules that my herbs come in because, well, plastic isn’t good for the body nor mother earth! (Well, I better go now before I start babbling on lol!) I hope I’ve been helpful, please check back for more health tips!