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Make your own bath salts with essential oils

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Making bath salts with essential oils at home is very easy and not expensive. You can also make personalised bath salts gifts and creating a cute packaging.

The basic ingredient is sea salt, choose a good quality one, sea salt is useful for toning the skin and eliminating toxins. Another good thing is that the scent of essential oils in the tub increases when mixed with sea salt, try it, you will be surprised.

Grab a jar or bowl of your choice to keep the salts and mix the essential oils well with the salt. After that it’s up to you to choose the best essential oils, of course include only essential oils that do not cause skin problems, which can be used in the bathroom and avoid citrus essential oils if you intend to take a bath before leaving the house. In fact these are generally photosensitive and can increase the possibility of sunburn. Pay attention to the contraindications for each oil, especially for older people and children.

A recipe against cellulite

3 drops of juniper essential oil

3 drops of grapefruit essential oil

3 drops of lavender essential oil

two cups of sea salt

Recipe for salts for guys

3 drops sandalwood essential oil

3 drops patchouli essential oil 1

3 drops lavender essential oil

Avoid giving lavender essential oil to prepubiscent males, it appears to have an effect on male development and hormones.

Cold and cough recipe

3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

3 drops of cedarwood essential oil

3 drops of mint essential oil

Recipe for a fragrant and relaxing bath

3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

3 drops of lime essential oil

3 drops of lemon essential oil

Given the presence of citrus oils, do not take a bath using this recipe before leaving the house!

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Why do jeans have small pockets inside the front pockets?

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Surely you have wondered why jeans have a small pocket inside the front pocket. Some will say they are pockets to hold loose change and there are people (men generally) who use them this way. Others think they are to put the lighter or  tickets or other useful and small objects that they carry around.

But actually the pockets were for a very important purpose when the first jeans were created. Think that jeans date back to the 1800s when all men had a pocket watch. It was therefore essential for this new type of trousers to have a special place for this object that all men then had. Now practically no one has a pocket watch, but the pockets are still there.

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Were Edwardian women waists ‘photoshopped’?

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Well, not exactly photoshopped, they didn’t have computers those days and certainly not Adobe Photoshop to play with.  

We know that women those days were shorter but physically the same as us, so some of the amazingly thin waists look quite unbelievable. Sure, corsets could make waist look very thin but some are unnaturally small. 

That’s when a bit of doctoring was used to make the waist look thinner.  It was normally done directly on the negative by painting over the extra waist. If you look closely at many photos of the time you will see that there are strange shadows around the waist or the area look darker or lighter than the rest of the photo. 

Some were a bit over the top like this photo below.  You can clearly see that the waist was doctored. 

Others might be less obvious but they still look suspicious if you look closely. 

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Jewellery

The October birthstone is the Opal

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The October birthstone is the Opal. The October birthday  loves to chat and will respond wholeheartedly to those they believe loves them and values friends very highly. They are hurt easily and if betrayed will try to forgive quickly which is a testament to their inner beauty. Opinionated they will not care what others think once they have made a decision . They day dream and imagine being in the great outdoors and travelling to beautiful places. 

The opal symbolises faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight.

Opalscan  exhibit a wide variety of colors.it diffracts light and can display all the colors of the rainbow simultaneously. For this reason, it has been considered great luck throughout history as it was thought to possess all the value of each gemstone in the opals color spectrum. Unfortunately after  the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s novel Anne of Geierstein, people in the 1800s began to associate opals with bad luck and even death.

October birthstone opal

Known as the eyestone the opal inspires love and hope, innocence and purity, luck and happiness.Bringing energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body, and boosting the will to live and the joy of life,  It kindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion.

 Opals are protective. They are stones of happy dreams, particularly soothing for children and those who have always slept badly or had recurring nightmares with no apparent reason,  helping   any issues a child may have with an invisible or imaginary friend, and is especially helpful before sleep if the child wishes the friend to go away at bedtime. It enhances foresight, empathy and confidence and helps the wearer influence people to his point of view.

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