Castor oil is one of the best kept beauty secrets and those who do know about it can boast longer lashes, fuller eyebrows and lustrous hair!
Castor oil is high in vitamin E and contains essential unsaturated fatty acids, like omega-6 that stimulate blood circulation on the surface of the skin, promoting hair growth.
Just apply a little castor oil to the area you want to nourish before going to bed. Smooth through split hair ends, coat your lashes or dab on eyebrows and see and feel the difference.
Use externally as a ‘castor oil’ pack by soaking a flannel in warm castor oil and apply to affected area. Cover with a plastic sheet, then cover with a towel and place a hot water bottle on top for 20 minutes.
- Castor Oil is made from organic cold-pressed castor seeds.
- Superb for nourishing dry skin and removing impurities from the body
- Multi-use and very versatile massage oil
Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
The Source Spirulina was originally discovered growing naturally in unpolluted alkaline lakes in Central Africa and Mexico, where it was an integral part of the Aztec diet.
Spirulina is the richest whole food source found in nature.
- A highly nutritious, microscopic freshwater plant/ algae.
- A superfood with over 100 nutrients, more than any other plant, grain or herb.
- Widely used as a food supplement for maintaining health, energy, weight loss and cleansing programmes.
- Protein – 60-70% of its weight. 300% more protein than fish, meat or poultry, with no cholesterol.
- Iron – 58x richer than spinach in bio-available iron.
- Vitamin B12 – Natures richest source. Often lacking in a vegetarian diet.
- Chlorophyll – 2x richer than barley grass or wheatgrass.
- Anti-oxidants – 25x richer in beta-carotene than carrot and 3x richer in Vitamin E than wheatgerm.
- Spirulina assists weight loss by curbing appetite naturally while supplying a full range of nutrients needed for a balanced diet.
- As an unrefined wholefood, spirulina is absorbed up to 16x more effectively than synthetic multi-vitamin and mineral supplements.
Spirulina is classed as a functional food in Japan and as a superfood it is consumed by astronauts in space travels. – Rocket fuel for the human body.
Spirulina under a microscope
Cardamine pratensis – Cuckoo flower
The Scairbhín na gCuach (skara-veen) translates as ‘the rough month of the cuckoo’ and refers to the period comprising the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May a few weeks often marked with changeable extremes of weather patterns.
People working the land and in tune with the seasons know this as ‘the hunger time’ of the year because they were busy planting and tending their crops.
They believed that the Scarbhin was nature’s way of ensuring the crop’s success by the initial unseasonal warm weather allowing seeds to germinate, a sudden cold snap would then harden off the young seedlings and the following wind and gales would distribute the pollen – and this all coincided with the return of the cuckoo.
Cuckoos overwinter in Africa.