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 😉 !
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!
In a previous post, I had talked about the benefits of deep conditioning the hair. Deep conditioning hydrates the hair, enhances texture and decreases breakage! In the video below, I use a cucumber as a hair mask/deep conditioning treatment. Press play to find out the other benefits of cucumber!
My blog is all about health and beauty and I believe to reach your full potential of beauty you must achieve that by being as healthy as possible! As I’ve said before, health and beauty come hand in hand, soul sistars! So today I wanna talk about this amazing herb that has made such an impact on my life! All of us wombmen experience PMS, and well all know it sucks. You feel bloated, you get pimples and the worst of it all, CRAMPS!
PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome, PMS usually appears the week before and during your period. During this period of time you may experience mood swings, food longing and lower abdominal pain. Going through this phase may make you feel depressed and less beautiful and I’m here to tell you, sistar, that’s not true! You’re beautiful no matter what! But we could always use a healthy crutch until we get out of the rut!
Turmeric and Red clover has been the magic I needed to help me through PMS. Turmeric and red clover both are good for inflammation in the uterus. I have suffered from endometriosis for so many years, there were times it kept me from work. My cycles were painful, unpredictable and heavy so more recently I started healing myself the holistic way, and I have to say this is the best I’ve ever been! Red clover is a luminous colored, three leaf flower, it has been great for PMS and my skin.
Red clover originated from Africa, Asia and Europe and can now be found in the U.S. It has a source of isoflavones that are identical to the female hormones such as estrogen, which would explain why it’s so great at combating PMS. During ovulation I like to take red clover to ensure a lighter, less painful menstrual cycle. My skin seems to have more of a radiance and less pimples since I incorporated this lovely herb into my daily regimen. Red clover can be consumed in tea form or pill capsules, I take the capsules and break them open over my tongue. You might want to have a glass of water on hand, the taste might not be so pleasant!
Not only is Red clover great for skin, so is Turmeric! Turmeric is one of my favorite seasonings, you can eat it and drink it too! Although it doesn’t taste so great, I make Turmeric tea by simply adding a teaspoon of turmeric, agave nectar and key lime to hot brewed water. With the combination of Turmeric and red clover, PMS doesn’t stand a chance! During my menstrual cycle now, I experience less cramps so I’m able to go out and about. I feel more healthy and beautiful than ever, I hope I’ve been helpful, please check back for more health tips!
I have another tutorial up of my very own Lip Scrub! It’s super short and to the point, just so that my beauties know how to use it when they purchase. Potion Queens lip scrub is great for exfoliating, moisturizing and smoothing your lips. It reduces discoloration, heals and soothes your skin. As well as it boosts the blood circulation, leaving your lips ever so plump! For ordering details, please feel free to email me ❤
It has been a while since I posted any vlogs, or anything for that matter! But don’t worry, I’m back! On my hair page I previously posted about how I mainly used co-washes instead of shampoos. Using a co-wash is a cleansing conditioner, which simply means that it cleans and moisturizes your hair and scalp without stripping your natural oils. When you strip your hair, you can usually tell by how dry and frizzy it gets after a wash. But sometimes, we need a good cleanse, especially if you had your hair in a protective style like I did! Which is why I now have a video below to show you my wash day after having my hair in a protective style for weeks.
This year I have been doing a lot of research on inflammation because this is one problem I struggle with (I’ll get more into this in a future post). Turmeric, ginger and garlic are the few top herbs that help with inflammation. While doing research I came across black seed and as most of you may know black seed is amazing! It’s known to combat allergies, asthma, diabetes ect. I could ramble on all day about black seed but I’m going to stick to a few things that benefits me and those close to me.
Being as though that the body naturally has inflammation to protect you from unfamiliar substances, black seed helps stabilize healthy and uncommon inflammation in the body. If you want to lessen your chances of cancer then I’d say make black seed your go to! Black seed contains a compound named thymoquinone that ceases inflammation and tumor growth. (Speaking of thymoquinone, it’s also great for men infertility boosting sperm count!)
Diabetes is one of America’s top diseases, diabetes is a result of high blood glucose. Black seed tweaks glucose tolerance, strengthening insulin production and beta cell proliferation. It also betters blood sugar and cholesterol and minimizes damage to beta cells. Going hand in hand it can also help lower high blood pressure by taking small amounts at least twice daily.
Experiencing hair and skin problems? Worry no more! Black seed is greatly known to promote hair growth by sustaining a healthy scalp by fighting dandruff and clogged hair follicles/ pores. It’s a natural conditioner for both hair and skin, battling acne, psoriasis and saves the hair from damage. One of the best things about black seed is that you can get it in many different forms. They have oil, ground, powder or pill form which makes it so universal! I hope I’ve been helpful, check back later for more health tips!
As I’ve stated in my previous post, it is now officially Winter (not my favorite season)! It’s now the end of the year and of course as the seasons change, we change too! So it’s important to cleanse yourself of toxins or any build up when the season changes, to prevent you from getting the common cold or flu. While on my fast a couple weeks ago, instead of just drinking water and tea, this time I decided to make fruit smoothies with sea moss aka Irish moss. As some of you may know, sea moss has a collective of 92 of 102 minerals that the body is made up of!
So of course, this stuff is amazing! To prepare my sea moss, I Clean it, let it soak for a day then boil it until it becomes a gel and I store it in the fridge. I usually use 5 tablespoons while incorporating it into my smoothies and although sea moss isn’t so tasty, you can barely taste it when it’s mixed into plant based milk, a smoothie or whatever you choose! One thing I realized while having sea moss on my fast was that it gave me a boost of energy! Any time I started to feel weak, I would blend up some fruit along with my sea moss and within minutes I was revived!
Sea moss is known for boosting energy, curing anemia, bettering your skin, helps with digestion problems as well as improving your mental and ect. I could go on and on with the benefits of sea moss, but I rather stick with telling you how it helped benefit me! For as long as I can remember, I always struggled to keep my body warm, now trying sea moss I can see how much warmer my body has become. I’ve also noticed how my skin has become much clearer and I feel like my face has more of a glow to it now. I have had acne problems since I hit puberty and I’m telling you, I’m loving my skin now!
So if you’re having any skin problems such as rashes, acne, eczema and or psoriasis, sea moss is the answer for you! Another problem I’ve been experiencing for a long time before converting to being vegan and fasting is constipation! And as you can imagine, constipation sucks! Constipation leaves you feeling bloated, full or causes stomach pain. Worry no more! Sea moss will definitely help aid with digestion, just changing your diet can also help!
Lastly, because of all the bad foods we put into our bodies, it has our mental out of wack! It definitely helps me to think clearer and tames my anxiety as well as it brings my stress levels down! As you all should know, stress is very dangerous to your health, so sea moss would definitely help in this area! If you always find yourself stressed, take some time to yourself and meditate (yes, it really helps)! I hope I’ve been helpful, please check back later for more health and beauty tips!