26
sep
2015

catnip

Nepeta cataria is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in gardens. It is also grown for its attractant qualities to house cats and butterflies.

The plant is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It can be a repellant for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.

Nepetalactone is a mosquito and fly repellent. Oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites.

Catnip contains the feline attractant nepetalactone. Nepeta cataria (and some other species within the genus Nepeta) are known for their behavioral effects on the cat family, not only on domestic cats but also other species of cats. Several tests showed that leopards, cougars, servals, and lynxes often reacted strongly to catnip in a manner similar to domestic cats and while lions and tigers can react strongly as well, they do not react all the time.

With domestic cats, N. cataria is used as a recreational substance for pet cats' enjoyment, and catnip and catnip-laced products designed for use with domesticated cats are available to consumers. Not all cats are affected by catnip; roughly 33% are not affected by the plant. The behavior is hereditary.

30
mar
oli-essenziali
10
apr
honey-and-cosmetic

Honey and cosmetic

HONEY MASK

acacia honey, pine family or thyme

With refreshed face and just dried, spread a thin layer of honey, leaving it under for about 20 minutes, then rinse.
For its qualities, honey mask is indicated for dehydrated and dried, but is also useful for keeping in good health of every skin type.
The properties of the form can of course be extended to the whole body, sprinkling and immersing himself entirely, after few minutes in lukewarm bath.

You find the honey for your masks and a range...

11
may
mosquito-repellent

Mosquito repellent

Ingredients: 100 ml of Aloe vegetable oil, 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops of lavender

Soak for a few minutes to sterilize in a little bottle (the container of your oil) into the boiling water. Pour in sterilized once the 100 ml of vegetable oil. Using a dropper then add the essential oil of Citronella and Lavender (or what you like more). Applied on the body in the evening after shower: is a great after Sun and a mosquito repellent.

23
jul
berries

Berries

The berries are groups of individual seeds, can be used on ice cream or fresh cooked and made into jam.
Have depurative, diuretic, anti-rheumatic and refreshing proprieties; not only that, they also help fight cardiovascular disease, keeping it clean and elastic arteries, because they help to eliminate the "bad" cholesterol from the blood.
In case of intestinal problems, is shown taking more or other berries because they contain a good percentage of fibers.

07
jun
carrot:-sunscreen

Carrot: sunscreen

Some foods, such as carrots, are rich in carotenoids and can represent a major defensive systems to counter the rays. Not to mention that these foods have a protective effect against various chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration.

Antioxidant-rich beta carotene, the orange vegetables protect against sunburn and help you achieve a healthy complexion.
The carrots will not only help you get a healthy Tan while protecting the skin, but are...

05
oct
lemon-balm

Lemon balm

Lemon Balm was dedicated to the goddess Diana, and used medicinally by the Greeks some 2,000 years ago. In the Middles Ages lemon balm was used to soothe tension, to dress wounds, and as a cure for toothache, skin eruptions, mad dog bites, crooked necks, and sickness during pregnancy. It was even said to prevent baldness. As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood...