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Beneficiile uleiului esential de lavanda
Traim vremuri din ce in ce mai aglomerate și stresante, încărcate cu atribuții zilnice uneori chiar peste măsura puterilor. Un prieten de nădejde, mereu eficient și eficace împotriva stresului cotidian, poate fi lavanda! Din această plantă miraculoasă este obținut uleiul esential de lavanda care are puterea de a ne ajuta să trecem peste situațiile dificile cu un pic mai multă liniște și relaxare. Uleiul esential de lavanda marca Fleurane este obținut din plante crescute ecologic, întreținute doar cu apă, soare și sapă, din respect pentru om și drag de natura. Astfel ca magazinul online Fleurane va pune la dispozitie ulei esential de lavanda, apa florala de lavanda, ambele din soiul Lavandula Angustifolia Sevtopolis, buchete intens colorate si aranjamente diverse din soiul Blue Scent de un mov-albastrui care persista peste ani, perne simple si de calatorie cu imprimeuri hazlii umplute cu lavanda ecologica si saculeti organza si din panza traditionali bine ghiftuiti cu flori uscate. Proprietatile uleiului esential de lavanda sunt extraordinar de benefice: In aromaterapie (presarati 2-3 picaturi in difuzor - imbogateste aerul cu particule fine de relaxare, sustine activitatea optima a sistemului respirator, ajuta la un somn mai odihnitor); Impotriva durerilor de cap (ungeti tamplele cu o picatura de ulei esential de lavanda - acesta va fi usor absorbit in piele, ulterior si in sange si va duce la scaderea presiunii); calmeaza, purifica si cicatrizeaza ranile (puneti o picatura de ulei pe rana si veti vedea cum durerea nu se mai simte atat de pregnant, in plus ajuta la vindecarea rapida a acesteia - este foarte eficient si in tratarea ranilor cauzate de aragazul incins); Improspateaza aerul din incapere daca presarati 2-3 picaturi pe canapeaua din living; Imbunatateste calitatea somnului prin picurarea unui strop de ulei pe perna - este pur si nu pateaza; eficient ca inlocuitor pentru balsamul de rufe clasic (4-5 picaturi sunt suficiente in compartimentul destinat balsamului de rufe); Tine departe insectele precum tantarii si calmeaza ciupiturile; poate fi utilizat ca inlocuitor pentru parfumul clasic, fiind un parfumant natural ideal, cu multe proprietati bonus; 1-2 picaturi pe ultimul filtru al aspiratorului ajuta la emanarea unui miros mai placut in camera; Pentru masaj - presarati 2-3 picaturi in 10-15 ml de ulei pentru masaj, astfel va relaxa musculatura, calmeaza pielea si durerile articulare. Fiind un produs natural, 100% pur, este necesar sa aveti in vedere si cateva precautii, cum ar fi: testarea anticipata pe o suprafata mica de piele (daca apar iritatii, nu utilizati uleiul); evitarea contactului cu ochii (in caz contrar, clatiti cu un strop de ulei de masline nu cu apa); este important sa nu lasati recipientul in soare sau fara capac, pentru a nu grabi oxidarea acestuia. De asemenea, este necesara o atentie sporita pentru persoanele insarcinate. Recipientul in care este ambalat uleiul esential de lavanda Fleurane este din sticla bruna de inalta calitate tocmai pentru a-i pastra proprietatile la aceeasi calitate. Mirosul suav si relaxant al acestuia se regaseste in majoritatea produselor Fleurane, cu precadere in pernele umplute cu lavanda ecologica, tocmai pentru a contribui la relaxarea atat de necesara in perioadele stresante si suprasolicitante. Pernele au un design placut, cu diverse imprimeuri simple sau hazlii, pentru adulți, dar si pentru copii (bufnite - diverse culori, plantele si stele, masini, avioane, pisici etc.), au fata detasabila pentru o igienizare mai usoara, iar 30% din umplutura este puf antialergenic pentru extra confort. Pentru a te asigura ca este 100% pur, fara adaosuri, alege sa cumperi ulei esential de lavanda de la producatori locali, care iti pot pune, totodata, la indemana si analizele de laborator care atesta acest fapt. In plus, pretul de achizitie este mult mai mic decat ce ofera firmele mari, majoritatea functionand sub forma de reseller. Iar inainte de orice, cunparand de la producatori locali, sustii economia autohtona care are atat de multa nevoie de sprijinul nostru, al tuturor.
Tomato Basil Pasta!
Blow your MIND" Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring (Please click on pic then click SHARE so recipe saves to your timeline. You can refer back to it later!) Pasta, Tomatoes, Veggie Broth, Olive Oil, and Seasonings (details below) Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta Ingredients 12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine) 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor) 1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 2 large sprigs basil, chopped 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Parmesan cheese for garnish Directions Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired . Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.
Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti
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Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
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