Buzz Off Remedy

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Hi again everybody!
May you be blessed with good health and prosperous abundance as we go March-ing on.. 

We are happy to produce our newest kid on the block; an item which makes us go: 
“Why didn’t this come out sooner?”
Yup. Especially in Singapore’s unkind climate and warm temperatures. It brings out more than just the worse in us.

IT BRINGS OUT THE CREEPY CRAWLIES TOO.
You name it: ants, flies, roaches and lizards.. We are familiar with these usual suspects aren’t we?

Well, BUZZ OFF. Tell ’em.
Introducing Holistic Isranfi’s rookie product : BUZZ OFF REMEDY 30ML, $8

A natural bug repellent to keep the creepy crawlies away! Eliminate odours, cleanse and purify your space with natural and organic essential oils and be rid off the unwanted chemicals that do you more harm than good.

Active ingredients: Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Pine, Organic Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Organic Lemon, Organic Clove and MORE!

TO ORDER YOURS:
WHATSAPP : 97349901
PM : HOLISTIC ISRANFI FB PAGE
EMAIL : HOLISTICISRANFI@GMAIL.COM

Holistic Isranfi at the Sunday Artists’ Market

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Photo Credit: The Vault SG

I am all jazzed up about participating for the 1st time in The Vault‘s  Sunday Artists’ Market this Sunday 6th April!
I just discovered too, from the event’s creative manager that I will be the 1st holistic therapist featured in this bi-monthly affair that provides a necessary platform for handcrafted and artistic gems. Way cool! 🙂


From its Facebook events page:
6 APRIL 2014, 1PM – 6PM
“Artists Market #8
SUNDAY
Behold the return of our beloved bi-monthly Sunday Artists Market this Sunday in the Circular Road neighbourhood we now call home, proudly featuring over 20 local artists whose craft you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Featuring original crafts, plants, skincare, jewelry, shoes, tote bags, notebooks and opportunities to get yourself groomed and hair styled by the local community of craftsmen and women based on our island.
Of course we wouldn’t be proper hosts without adding in ice-cold beers and live music, so come on by for a swingin’ Sunday.
Artists! If you are interested to participate, please email creative@thevault.com.sg
Music by Ramesh, Raeburn & KidG.”

I will be introducing HI’s natural & organic skincare and remedies along with extending a 20% discount off HI’s massages & facials! For massages, click here. For facials, here.

*10% of the day’s sales will be donated for the vet bills of Creampuff the Cat, a community kitty suffering from nasal tumours. Doing my bit for the fighter kitty and imploring others to do so too. Hopefully it will be a smooth path! Insyaallah.

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The toughie kitty!

HI Roll On Remedies

My 1st experience with an aromatherapy roll on was from Tisserand around 6 years ago. It was from the Rose range and I was instantly attracted by the ease of the roll on ball attached and how it is so fuss-free when applying something so precious and therapeutic. I then had a few actually: De-stress, Travel, Menthol Breathe, Energy and also Sweet Dreams. Yes, I am BIG fan of the brand and the man. That’s me alright, if I like something I’ll get various types of the same item. I am THE heaven-sent customer. 😉

The next brand I like that provides the aromatherapy roll on was Young Living. I am huge fan of the Breathe Again Roll On! It was helpful many times in nipping the buds of an incoming migraine. It was too pricey for me though, and when a bottle broke into pieces for no reason why one hot day, I really did feel the huge pinch of the price tag. And when I exhausted my last bottle I thought, “why not make my own”? Exactly.

I have been recycling my many essential oil bottles and whipping up my own remedies for my own family’s usage and also for my 2 best friends as part of their birthday gifts. The favorite seems to be the blend for sinuses, colds, headaches and migraines. So I made Breathe Remedy™. It is quite similar to the Breathe Synergy Blend™ that I made recently here. It is a concise blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus smithii, Rosemary Basil and Frankincense in a base of wholesome carrier oils. *Note: I had forgotten to include Frankincense in this bottle’s label. Booboo.*

Breathe Remedy 10ml $22

Breathe Remedy 10ml $24

My bestie’s niece, Aqilah, fell in love with her auntie’s roll on and requested for something to help her with focusing in school and to avoid falling asleep in class! So I made a customized one for her and named it what else, *surprise* Aqilah’s Study Remedy™. Hers is a complex bouquet of Rosemary, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Petitgrain, Geranium, Lavender, Basil and Peppermint. Phewww! When I tried her blend on my wrist, I felt so alert and refreshed and actually felt quite peckish after 20minutes. How’s that for stimulation, huh? 🙂

Aqilah’s Study Remedy 10ml $28

Remedy Roll On

Remedy Roll On

I hope she will find good results with this natural remedy of a study aid. Gosh, I wish I had one of these back when I was in school! I will be making more roll on remedies soon, so please watch this space..

Toodles!

 

Interested in getting your own Holistic Isranfi Remedy Roll On? Or a customised one? Fill in your deets here and I’ll be a good witch for you!

 

 

 

 

Rose Rose I Love You! (And why not?..)

Rose Rose I Love You! (And why not?..)

I have been using only Rose Damask hydrosol as my facial toner for more than a decade! Long gone are the days of choosing the various toners for my skin, comparing brands and prices and finally, after many unused bottles … Continue reading

Elly’s wholesome birthday presents!

Hey folks!
This is kinda overdue, I know..

My bestie Elly had her big-new-digit-at-the-front birthday on 29th Jan so instead of scrambling to the malls and cracking my head to think of birthday presents, I made some natural and organic products for her. Less headache for me really, as I often feel the need to give my 2 best friends at least 2 presents each. She is a workaholic chef, and running a kitchen’s working conditions are not surprisingly taking a toll on her skin. That and she needs to STOP drinking Red Bull and have ample sleep.

So here they are:

1. 15ml AromaDynamic face elixir made from: organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, jojoba, wheatgerm, lemon, frankincense, lavender, geranium and few other essential oils. I forgot to snap a shot of the ingredients list, sorry. Anyway, it smells so dynamic! Just like her.. Hence the name. Beneficial for tired and devitalized skin like we all have from time to time especially tanned and darker skin like ours.

2. 30ml AromaDynamic face lotion: has almost the same essential oils and more but on a premium lotion base with cocoa butter, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, jojoba and Vitamin E. Its aim is to energize and rejuvenate the skin, moisturizing it amply but lightly. Excellent for fine lines and in providing radiance to the skin too.

3. 5ml Relief Roll On: She likes my Breathe Again™ Essential Oil Roll-On  from Young Living, so I made her a simpler one consisting of: organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, jojoba, eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus globulus, peppermint and lavender. This ought to ward off her headaches and stuffy nose issues. I suspect too that she will be finishing this faster than the facial products. Pffft.

Elly and her 3 new friends. 🙂

 

When I am feeling like a (good) witch, I stir and stir and create these!

Its barely the end of January and I am all pumped up with a renewed passion. Truth is, I know I should’ve pick this up again some time ago already but oh well, the Horse year favors the movers and shakers and the get-up-and-out individuals so it is never too late.
I am truly humbled by the requests I am getting to whip up some more handcrafted skincare and personal care items from my very own cute little island kitchen. It all started with a body lotion, then a facial oil and then my son had a stubborn cough and I simply refused to use chest balms that has turpentine and other too hideous to mention ingredients on him.
So I made my own. I made a small batch enough for my son, my nephew and niece. I have yet to name it, but my cousin is adamant about calling it “sniffles balm”. He he. So it shall be, for now. The above pic is courtesy of my cousin’s order and it is a trio of blended face oil elixir, Dead Sea Mud mask with gorgeous extracts and essential oils, and the little round jar is a sample of my sniffles balm that I gave away. All these products were blended with much love and Reiki-ed too. 🙂
So it turned out my aunt kidnapped the balm away from my cousin to nurse her respiratory issues. So that worked out well! Ha ha.
I am receiving a few interested enquiries too, from other circle of acquaintances on Facebook so I am really psyched. A colleague is requesting 1 kilo worth of the sniffles balm because her whole family is dependent on chest balms from the popular company that begins with the letter ‘V’! A kilo! Yikes. 🙂
Coming up, a special batch for one of my bestie’s (I have 2 Aquarian best buds) *20th* birthday! (No, she is not 20 years old, I am just being kind) Woohooo. She doesn’t know this yet, will meet her later. It IS her birthday today, and she deserve some goodness gracious lovely products! Hope to get good pics and testimonials from her later!

Toodles!

The benefits of massage and its absence..

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That's not me but it's alright!

Ok I bet the title is a misleading one..

Worry not, I am still a preacher and practitioner of massage therapies and I am still waxing lyrical about the various benefits of touch.

Its September now. I have been out of work in the spa for a good 2 months and few days. Yup, I clearly remember that. But what I do not for the life of me remember, is my last full body massage! Horror horror.. I make sure to have a well deserved massage at least once a month, preferring always to have more deep pressure focus on my back, head & feet. And oh I love to have these loving hands massaged too, truly a luxury! Its receiving time after lots of giving.

But no really, I cannot figure out when was my last massage. To think about it through, I discovered a streak of rainbow peeping out of this dark cloud. Like a well meaning easily missed secret message behind this uneventful episode of mine in the body/mind/spirit dept..

I think my body just did NOT need a massage that badly as always. Why? I wish I can say that I have converted to become a zealous health nut and working out daily but no. Neither have I been doing any much dieting. In fact, diet has been thrown out of the window since it was the festive Eid season.

It’s a mystery no more. The miraculous and almost magical oils from Young Living are the ones creditable.
My daily ritual:
1. Consume 3-5 drops of Lemon in water twice daily to balance alkaline in the body, cleanse the body inside out and really energizing my system.
2. Diffuse oils depending on need, mood and weather.
(a) Thieves oil purifies air powerfully, supports immune system.
(b) Peace & Calming calms not only my 2 yr old boy, but his parents too!
(c) RC is what we reached for A LOT these days, due to the haze and also my chest infection and son’s stubborn cough.
3. Inhaling the oils anytime through out the day. I bring a small bag of them anywhere I go. If I have to pack light, I will take 2 bottles only. And the 2 would normally be Lavender and the Breathe Again Roll On which works not only for respiratory issues but helps a migraine and nausea episode too.
4. Applying the oils when needed. This includes a variety really!

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My cutie essential oil bag!

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They work hard everyday for us!

So I think its fair to say these oils are taking care of me while I live my days without my quintessential massages. I may feel the normal exhaustion and still lament about lack of sleep but I get by. I just have much lesser body aches and tensions, plus I am free from period pains! Hurray! And if I were to feel any discomfort after the usage of the oils, it would just be a part of the healing crisis.

Case in point: After days of eating rich festive goodies, my body went on complete ‘rubbishing out’ mode after I continued consuming Lemon. My skin broke out and I went into thirst overdrive! My eczema flared up because the skin being the biggest organ is expelling out my accumulated toxins.

I would not complain to have both oils and massages though, but I am just grateful to have these precious oils with me. I know that the day to need that massage will come verrrry soon but for now lets slick the oils on.

Happy oiling!

Blessings of family, love and the very air that I breathe!

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

That’s what they say.

The holy and blessed month of Ramadan passed us by and now, we are living through Syawal with still a lot of festive mood left for family and friends house visitations.

I have been a housewife/SAHM/fulltime therapist at home/freelancing therapist for almost 1.5 months now. Turned down a job that I have already gotten in hand to agree to take another that was more promising in the long run with more responsibilities and creative space. BUT look what it has got me to, now? The favored job is facing a shocking and somewhat temporary delay. So, I wait. And wait.. Le sigh.

I am sure things will work out OK in the end, just like it always does. Insyaallah.
Tomorrow I am meeting an ex colleague from a loooong time ago, basically 1 of my 1st 2 mentors. I can offer temporary help to support her therapists (she owns spas now). Lets see how it goes. Keeping my mind and heart open, as always. The ONLY way to receive (good) things, I believe!

Aside from that all, my darling son turned 2 on 18th Aug!  Yayyyy!

On this blessed day, my son was born.. Love this Colorstrology!

He is such a wordsmith already, really.. He amazes me with what I didn’t have; the gift of outspoken gab when I was his age. I was sooo timid and shy. I still am. Gosh, how I am so proud of him. Even though they don’t call it the terrible 2s for nothing.. Urrrgh. He can be the trickster, the sullen, the joker, the precocious wild child, the hippie who kisses and says hello to his plush toy ginger cat, teddy bears, bugs, ants and flowers and wishes goodnight to his fav clock tower, the precious loverboy kissing and hugging his cousins.. And many more. But to me, he is THE better part of me that will be made visible for this awe-filled eyes to witness, every day of my semi-charmed life. I thank God for him. Err, and to my husband too of course. 😉

The 2 to prove that he's been terrible!

The 2 to prove that he’s been terrible!

 

Family portrait.. Check out Shaq's non-conforming pose. he KNOWS we are taking a pic. Hummmph.

Family portrait.. Check out Shaq’s non-conforming pose. he KNOWS we are taking a pic. Hummmph.

We were blessed to have good air after the weeks of terrible haze in June, a yearly result from forest fires in Indonesia. But guess, who’s back? Yup. I started my day with an almost familiar shudder when I opened my doors and windows to a picture of a fog, and burnt smell. I thought it was just the burning of incense and joss papers for the Hungry Ghost month from my fellow flat dwellers. It was actually THAT plus the haze bitch. Dang! My mind went “Diffuse, diffuse, diffuse!!” Off I go and diffused my darling Myrtle essential oil from Young Living.

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A huge relief came wafting through the air for me. Positive vibes and amended mood too. But when it was 5.30pm and I set out to fetch Shaq from his toddler school, I began to feel nauseated. Maybe it was the heavy garlic from my chicken rice. Or it’s just the air, really. Thank heavens I have this in my bag!! :

Breathe Again roll on

From Young Living’s website:

“Breathe Again™ Essential Oil Roll-on is a proprietary blend of oils specially formulated to support respiratory wellness. Breathe Again contains four powerful eucalyptus oils: Eucalyptus staigeriana, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, and Young Living’s original Ecuador single, Eucalyptus blue. Eucalyptus oils contain high amounts of cineole, which has been studied for its potential to support healthy lung function. The essential oils peppermint, myrtle, and copaiba also play an integral part in this blend. Breathe Again is available in a portable roll-on applicator, making natural relief available anywhere.”

I went crazy with it and rolled it generously on my throat, temples and nose! Less than 10mins, I burped out thrice.. Ewww. I felt better after all that. Phewwww. Behold, my new good friend- apart from the roll on for the pits! Lol.

Truly blessed that I have all these help form Mother Nature, alhamdulillah.. Now, if only I am persistent enough to follow through with helping myself with the bouts of eczema with these oils. I tried a couple of times and it gets better, and then I will forget/take for granted because I am better. Sheeeesh. I must must persevere.

Blessings are what you get and deserve when you work and build yourself towards it, no? I am perpetually counting mine. 🙂
Right now though, I could do with a deep tissue massage! 😉