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These Beautiful Flower Ice Cubes Are Believed To Have Healing Effects

These Beautiful Flower Ice Cubes Are Believed To Have Healing Effects

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a beautiful flower. I’ve loved them since I was little and I’m always interested in what flowers have to offer us.

Melting flower ice cubes, Tigertessy, Instagram

    Growing up in different countries, flowers are just a part of life for me. My mother used to slather my face with rosewater, tuck edible wildflowers in my lunch for a snack, and use rose ice cubes as part of her Sunday evening facial ritual.

    When I heard that flower ice cubes were becoming popular, I wasn’t surprised. I was surprised, however, by how this trend is changing beauty for the better. By allowing people like you and me to experiment with flowers and their benefits, both internally and externally, the flower ice cube trend is proof-positive that beauty in nature is a great way to achieve beautiful skin.

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    The Growing Trend

    Photos of Flower Ice Cubes, Joanna August, Instagram

      DIY beauty is a growing trend, especially as more people realize the amazing natural effects using organic materials. Now trendsetters are using flower ice cubes within their own skincare routines. The most common way that they’re being used is as a facial.

      Ice facials, also known as “face icing”, is a simple method that allows women to close their pores after a deep cleanse. The cold water shrinks pores and seals in moisture, resulting in a flawless complexion that glows.

      Flower Ice Cubes and Effects

      The use of flower ice cubes, whether you’re using them in your drink or on your face, has a lot to do with how fresh the flowers are. The fresher the flower, the more of that flower’s natural antioxidants you will receive.

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      Flower ice cubes and champagne, Reverb_Events, Instagram

        Edible flowers do a lot for your body. Chamomile, for instance, can soothe inflammation and hibiscus can be used as an exfoliator. Lavender, orchid, and jasmine all have special properties, too, that can be enjoyed from the actual flower and not a store-bought cream. The most-used flowers in flower ice cubes are roses. That’s because rosewater can fight dryness and redness while improving the look and feel of mature skin.

        DIY Flower Ice Cubes

        Such a beautiful thing as flower ice cubes must be hard work, right? I don’t think so. I’ve been making flower ice cubes for years, and it’s a simple three-step process which I’ll share with you in a minute.

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        Big flower ice cubes, Nicole Scharer, Instagram

          The best thing about making these yourself is that you have the freedom to make any type of flower ice cube that you want. Use your favorite flowers or take inspiration from these photos. Mix and match smaller blossoms in your ice cubes or stick to a theme. It’s all up to you.

          Step-By-Step Instructions

          How do you make your own flower ice cubes? If you’re making them for drinks, you can follow this simple recipe I’ve been using for years. You can find it here.

          Wedding Planner, Harlow Planning, Instagram

            If you’re using your flower ice cubes for your face you have additional options for your creation. I recommend adding a touch of rose water or aloe vera to the recipe for a truly amazing skin care ritual. This comes with additional steps, but don’t worry. It’s easy to make and to find ingredients.

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            Bell flower ice cubes, Mimi Thorisson via Manger.com

              Flowers are simply breathtaking. I think that finding a way to fit them into your everyday life or as a spa indulgence, will make your day so much better.

              Let us know if you’ve tried making flower ice cubes and share your experiences below! We’re always excited to hear of new and innovative ways to include flowers in our lives.

              Featured photo credit: Mimi Thorisson via Manger via mimithorisson.com

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              Last Updated on March 13, 2019

              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

              Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

              You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

              Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

              1. Work on the small tasks.

              When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

              Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

              2. Take a break from your work desk.

              Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

              Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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              3. Upgrade yourself

              Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

              The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

              4. Talk to a friend.

              Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

              Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

              5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

              If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

              Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

              Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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              6. Paint a vision to work towards.

              If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

              Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

              Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

              7. Read a book (or blog).

              The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

              Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

              Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

              8. Have a quick nap.

              If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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              9. Remember why you are doing this.

              Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

              What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

              10. Find some competition.

              Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

              Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

              11. Go exercise.

              Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

              Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

              As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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              Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

              12. Take a good break.

              Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

              Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

              Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

              Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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