Immerse Yourself In The World Of Fragrances:
Cinnamon beautifies the winter, it warms and comforts. Its fragrance brings relaxation, tranquility and a lot of energy and strength. Just the smell is already in a good mood, because it stimulates the production of the happiness hormone serotonin.
Cinnamon contains substances that help against high blood pressure. And for some years, scientists have confirmed that it lowers blood sugar.
A cinnamon tea also has antibacterial effects and helps with colds. He also strengthens the digestive system. Women with menopausal symptoms, he gives the necessary equanimity.
The ancient Chinese believed that cinnamon was immortal. Cinnamon-flavored wine is for them a “drink of the gods”. Cinnamon increases the life energy and warms the body.
And it promotes mental mobility until old age. Some even say that cinnamon scent would forget the smell of the rose. Cinnamon suppresses the craving for cigarettes, so Americans always recommend sucking on cinnamon sticks if someone wants to quit smoking.
In antiquity, cinnamon was dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite – and embellished lovemaking. A sweet tea from India contained exactly our mulled wine spices: cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, saffron and ginger. Cinnamon whets the appetite – even on life.
Cloves bring warmth to the tips of your toes and expel listlessness and cold. Security and contentment is spreading.
The powerful essential oil protects against infection, inhibits inflammation and improves (together with the red wine) the flow properties of the blood. Cloves also boost digestion and clean up the gastrointestinal tract.
Star anise – relaxes, helps against colds and takes a deep breath. The smell of star anise is similar to the oil from our domestic anise, only smells much finer.
The star-shaped fruits contain the seeds of an evergreen tree that is native to southern China. Star anise is also found in toothpastes, because it ensures a good bad breath.
Cardamom – comes from a reedy-looking plant from the humid mountain forests of India. The taste is incomparable – unique spicy.
It also brings heat to the body, helps with colds, inhibits inflammation and stimulates digestion. It strengthens the circulation and lifts the feeling of life, stimulates the mind and heart and brings clarity and joy.
Oranges are trapped sunshine, stimulate the pineal gland (and keep it from producing so much of the tired melatonin), and make it lively and humorous.
Make The Mulled Wine Mixture Yourself
It is also a nice souvenir for an invitation in Advent. For 1 wrong red wine or 1 liter of red juice you mix
1 cinnamon stick (break through)
3 star anise
1 tablespoon of dried orange peel or slices of orange
50 g of brown candy
Put this mixture in a nice glass with a screw cap and your gift is ready. The bottle of red wine you can give away right away.
Gift For The Man – A Nourishing Aftershave
To give it a seductive scent and to care after shaving you give your loved one an after-shave. The skin care base of aftershave is easy to make. Cook a “normal” peppermint and rosemary tea (2 teaspoons per 250 ml of water). These teas invigorate and cleanse the skin.
Let this tea get cold and add 50 ml of 70% alcohol (from the pharmacy).
Then add 15 to 20 drops of essential oil. For a spicy-tart fragrance such as vetiver, juniper or cypress. These essential oils nourish, protect and regenerate the skin. Just choose your favorite fragrance. After about 4 weeks, the After-Shave has developed its full fragrance and cares for the skin optimally.
Fill it in a sprayer and spray it even with dry heating air every now and then for refreshment in the face.
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