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Mineral Clay Wash Drops

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Healing Mineral Mud Wash Drops

The T L Collection takes great pride in sourcing only the cleanest and purest Australian active mineral clays and water. The clays are mostly of Queensland or Northern New South Wales origin and are mined using traditional methods and utilize natural sun drying processes. The clay’s and water have been thoroughly tested for quality mineral content, purity, effectiveness and sensitivity to the skin. We are safe in the knowledge that by utilizing nature’s finest resources The T L Collection products offer a safe, alternative treatment to effectively help repair problem skin or by pampering with the most incredible cleanse that not only does skin feel crystal clean, it really is ! – All handmade by Linda herself.

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Crystal Clay Wash Drops

Crystal Wash drops are ideal for those who cannot or choose not to use soap and is ideal to treat itchy skin disorders such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. The gentle active minerals in Crystal Wash Drops work with the skin to eliminate the source of irritation, exfoliate dead skin cells, and encourage new healthy skin growth resulting in unbelievably silky, smooth and soft skin.

Crystal Wash Drops do not lather and are totally different to anything currently commercially available. They provide rapid relief and truly leaves your skin crystal clean. They are made using clays, zeolite and spring water, and do not contain any fragrances, oils or preservatives.

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Tree of Life Lava Jewellery Aromatherapy

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Tree of Life Lava Jewellery Aromatherapy

Fashioned as an intricate piece of jewellery, today the Tree of Life is arguably one of the most recognised symbols worldwide.  An ancient symbol, that transcends cultures, religions, and civilizations since time began, it is still today recognized as a beautiful, yet relevant symbol and makes for an intricate design for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

There are so many references to immortalised trees since time immemorial, and often there is one that is of special significance. For example, for Christianity, it can be traced to the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge. The Egyptian god Osiris, and goddess Isis, Egypt’s first couple, are believed to have been borne from the acacia tree which ‘life and death are enclosed’. For the Hindu, the banyan tree has special significance while Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment under a Bodhi tree.  The Ancient Celts had a very strong association with trees believing them to be magickal – humans originated from trees – therefore they were a doorway to the spirit realm.

Tree of Life Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Today, the Tree of Life, worn as jewellery, has come to symbolise the interconnectivity of our universe and all those who inhabit it. The tree itself symbolising strength, wisdom, longevity.

The seasonal cycle of shedding leaves in autumn, hibernating in winter, regrowth and blossoming in spring and full splendour during summer, represents rebirth. As such, it symbolizes renewal, positive energy, health and prosperity. It is also a symbol of immortality, as a tree goes through its life cycles and matures, it bears the seeds from which new seedlings are created containing its very life essence, and thus the lifecycle continues, and the tree becomes immortal.

The Tree of Life is a symbol of mysticism and our connection to the spirit realm.  It embodies our ancestry and, just as significantly, our future – it represents where we have come from and, by its very nature, ensures our immortality.  But perhaps more significantly it symbolises our connection to the universe and all those that thrive in it because without trees and all that they embody, our world would be a very barren and different place.  What does the Tree of Life symbolise for you? Purchase your tree of life lava stone jewellery with the TL Collection > © Linda Philip

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Lava Stone Feather Jewellery

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Feather jewellery The TL Collection

Feathers are a beautiful jewellery accessory. They can be crafted into necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and earrings and have been utilized by many civilizations old and new. They have a long and symbolic history that is still relevant in today’s modern world. The beauty of a feather, crafted in intricate detail and worn as jewellery is a wonderful way to keep the feather’s symbolism close to you or to remember a loved one who has passed.

Feathers have long been considered sacred to many cultures throughout the ages. Native Americans wore feathers to symbolize their communication with Spirit, and they were often used in sacred clothing, weaponry, tools, jewellery and dreamcatchers. In Egypt, the feather represents Ma’at, the goddess of truth, justice and order. Druids wore robes made of feathers to invoke the sky gods to gain knowledge from spirit realms. In Christianity, feathers are said to represent the virtues of faith, hope, and charity.

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Feathers Spiritual Meaning

Many ancient civilizations believed birds could carry messages to and from the spirit world as birds are associated with the heavens, and consequently provide us with the ability to connect with our gods and goddesses.  Birds, with their ability to soar through our infinite skies with complete liberty, came to symbolise freedom, transcendence, and communication with the spirit realm.

Feathers, magickal by association, are given to us by bird totems such as the crow, dove, and eagle and are connected to feminine power and freedom. And as such, they are also a symbol of fertility, growth, and abundance. Wearing a feather helps you to attract good fortune while deterring negativity. They represent freedom of your mind and soul by liberating your beliefs and boundaries, allowing you to travel through life without restriction.

Wearing feathers crafted into exquisite jewellery pieces is a beautiful yet potent symbol. Feathers signify truth, honour, abundance, strength, wisdom, and freedom and are used as a form of communication between us and the spirit realm. Do you have a special piece of jewellery fashioned from these gifts of the universe?  © Linda Philip

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Dream Catcher Jewellery

Dream Catcher Jewellery

 

Dream Catchers as Jewellery with Lava Stones and Essential Oils

Dreamcatchers originally associated with Native American cultures, have today become a very popular item of jewellery in many countries throughout the world. For some, it is worn as an amulet to provide protection from negative energies, while others may be drawn to its beauty without really understanding its culturally rich and symbolic history.

Put simply, dream catchers are believed to bring pleasant dreams, good luck, and harmony, however, they play a significant role in Native American culture. Dreamcatchers also is said to represent a medicine wheel with every element having meaning. Its circular shape represents the circle of life, with no beginning and no end, and is woven to resemble a spider’s web, to catch bad dreams. It is believed that the feathers act as a pathway to allow good dreams to float to the dreamer below, while bad spirit dreams are held in the centre of the dream catcher to be dispersed in the first light of day. To find out more about the traditional meaning and uses of dream catchers please see >

Traditionally made to hang over your sleeping space and created using natural materials, today you can purchase dreamcatchers as jewellery made from gold, silver, metal alloy etc. They can be worn around your neck as necklaces, wrist as bracelets, or ears as earrings. They are said to represent love, honesty and purity and bless the wearer with pleasant dreams, good luck, and harmony throughout their lives.

Dream Catcher Jewellery

Crystals are often attached to the dream catcher and represent the element of earth, bringing the properties, energies and magic of each specific stone. Lava Stones, therefore, are ideal as they literally come from the core of the earth and represent strength and courage, and because of its grounding qualities, is wonderful for calming your emotions. Furthermore, essential oils can be added to the porous surface of lava stones, making them even more potent. For further information on the qualities of lava stones please see >

Dreamcatchers, rich in symbolism and history, combined with lava stones and essential oils have provided us with the perfect resources to create exquisite pieces of jewellery, that not only complement any outfit you wear but bring many spiritual and healing benefits. © Linda Philip

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Lava Stone Meaning

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About Lava Stone

Basalt, which is also known as Lava Stone or Lava Rock is an igneous volcanic rock, created with intense heat, and solidified from molten lava. Once it has cooled, it becomes porous and its colour ranges from grey to black. It is reputed as being one of the oldest and most frequently found stones in the world, and as such has been used by countless cultures throughout the ages for its healing properties.

Lava Stone derives from the core of the earth, and as such is a grounding stone that strengthens one’s connection to Mother Earth. It is known as a stone of strength and courage as it is created from molten lava, which was once rock that was so hot it became liquid, and as such contains the powerful energy of the volcano that created them. It has also been associated with the Phoenix, rebirth, and shedding unwanted layers of emotional attachment.

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Lava Stone Meaning Healing Properties

Lava stone has grounding qualities. Wearing a lava stone necklace is ideal for calming emotions and dissipating anger and negativity from your life while at the same time increasing your energy, assertiveness, and protection. It also promotes positive changes where needed with behavioural issues. This can be of great spiritual benefit for those suffering from depression or other mental health illnesses.

Lava Stone meaning is beautiful and strong, and its porous nature makes it perfect for aromatherapy diffusing. The essential oils are absorbed into the porous rock, and the scent then diffuses using the warmth of your skin. This, therefore, makes them the perfect jewellery accessory as they can be worn for its appearance as well as the healing properties contained in both the stone and essential oils.

The TL Collection has created a range of empowering and authentic uniquely designed and hand-crafted therapeutic jewellery, combining the healing properties of lava stone and essential oils.© Linda Philip.

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Magnesium Cream Benefits Magne-Cream

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Magnesium is vital for good health. More than half of magnesium contained in your body is found in your bones, with muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood, making up the remainder. It is said that magnesium helps maintain a balance of good health within our bodies, helping us to avoid illness and deal with the stresses of life.

Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. And, like calcium, is crucial in maintaining good bone and brain health. However, studies conducted in the USA and Europe report that most of us are magnesium deficient. Furthermore, the ability to adequately absorb magnesium declines as we age.

Our body needs a regular daily intake of magnesium as it cannot produce it and when we don’t have an adequate intake, our bodies will either take it from our bones (which cannot afford to lose it) or function in deficiency.

Magnesium Deficiency

Common symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle cramps or tremors, irregular heartbeat, fatigue, confusion, and irritability. Current studies also indicate that people suffering depression may be deficient in magnesium. Additionally, as magnesium is involved in bone formation magnesium deficiency might also be a risk factor for osteoporosis.

Low magnesium intake has also been linked to chronic inflammation, which is one of the precursors to ageing, obesity and chronic disease. Magnesium is therefore vital for the good health of bones, brain, and muscles, including the heart.

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Magnesium Cream Australia – Magne-Cream

Magnesium Cream Benefits

There are several ways to increase your magnesium levels. Many foods contain it, and magnesium-rich foods include seeds and nuts such as sunflower and sesame seeds, almonds and cashews, and dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, as well as whole grains and legumes, to name just a few.

There are also high-quality supplements commercially available in capsule and powder form. However, another and much more simple and effective way to increase your magnesium levels is via your skin. When applied topically, our skin is much more easily able to absorb magnesium.

We have created natural skin care products that can assist with increasing your magnesium levels. Our mud masks all contain magnesium, so a wonderful, relaxing way to increase your magnesium intake is to enjoy a daily face mask. Just apply a mud mask and sit back while your skin goes to work.

Alternatively, another easy way to increase your magnesium levels is a daily application of our Magne-Cream. Using liquid magnesium, and the addition of selected essential oils, Magne-Cream is much more than just a daily body lotion. Not only will your skin benefit from daily moisturizing, your bones and brain-function benefits from the additional magnesium and essential oils it contains. To purchase Magne-cream and Magne-cream rose see our Etsy store > However you choose, getting enough magnesium daily is vital for maintaining good health for your body, mind, and spirit. A deficiency means your body is unable to function at its optimum level. © Linda Philip The TL Collection

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Magne-Cream The TL Collection

Magne-Cream 100% All Natural Magnesium Cream

The TL Collection is thrilled to announce we have created a body lotion containing magnesium and essential oils making it much more than just another daily body moisturizer.

We have been producing and selling mineral mud masks and clay products for more than 15 years no and received many requests for a body lotion that complements our totally pure and natural mud masks. We now believe we have created such a product with our Magne-Cream.

Using a wonderful base lotion containing purified aqua, cold pressed oils of apricot sweet almond and wheat germ, cocoa butter, shea butter, emulsifying wax ( vegetable-derived), rosemary extract, vitamin e preservative, we have added liquid magnesium and carefully selected essential oils to create a daily body lotion beyond compare.

Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. And, like calcium, is crucial in maintaining good bone and brain health. However, studies conducted in the USA and Europe report that most of us are deficient.

Our body needs a regular daily intake of magnesium as it cannot produce it and when we don’t have an adequate intake, our bodies will either take it from our bones (which cannot afford to lose it) or function in deficiency.

Magnesium cream when applied topically, our skin is much more easily able to absorb magnesium and minerals. A simple way to increase your magnesium levels is via a daily application of our Magne-Cream. Not only will your skin benefit from daily moisturizing, your bones and brain-function will benefit from the magnesium and essential oils it contains. Boosting your magnesium levels daily is vital in maintaining good health for your body, mind, and spirit.  © Linda Philip

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Healing Benefits Of Clay Masks

Healing Benefits Of Clay Masks

Healing Benefits Of Clay Masks

There are many benefits to using Mineral Mud, and it is much more than a wonderful, soothing, cleansing, face mask. First-aid care with mineral mud is easy, safe, and effective. Mud has many actions, for example, it cleanses deeply and draws out the toxic matter, while at the same time exfoliating dead skin cells. Mud is antiseptic, destroying harmful bacteria without attacking the surrounding healthy cells. Its regenerative qualities promote regrowth of healthy cells and minimise scarring. It has a soothing action on pain. It is stimulating, as it brings oxygen-rich blood to the surface of the skin, helping heal injuries quickly.

Research also indicates mud therapy reduces water retention around areas of tissue damage and speeds recovery after a major injury or surgery. Where many other therapies don’t seem to work, try mud, you may be amazed at the results.

How to apply Mineral Mud for healing

There are several ways in which you can apply healing mineral mud, the most common being poultices, compresses, or directly onto the wound or afflicted area.

Mineral Mud Poultice

Place a piece of gauze or cloth (or even paper towel), folded in two, using a wooden spoon spread an even layer of mud onto the prepared cloth, thickness depending on the wound, and place on the area to be treated.

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Mineral Mud Compress

To use as a compress, soak a fine bandage in the thin mud. Squeeze out the excess water. Wrap the soaked bandage around the injured area, not too tight, and cover it with another bandage. For even more relief try applying a layer of mud on top of the injury before applying the compress.

Mineral Mud Directly on the wound
Apply mud with a clean brush directly onto the affected area. To minimise the risk of infection, it is best to avoid using your hands.

Healing Bumps and Sprains With Mineral Mud

Apply a thick layer of mud to the injury. When the mud dries rinse it off. Continue reapplying mud until the pain stops. If the injury is swollen, eg sprained ankle or knee, apply mud compresses until the swelling goes down and the pain stops.

Healing Itches and Stings With Mineral Mud

Bring instant relief to itching bites and stings by dabbing mineral mud onto the affected area. Minerals in the mud draw out infection while healing affected skin cells.

Healing Blemishes, Freckles, Spots and Warts With Mineral Mud
Treat warts, blemishes, blotches, age spots and sun spots with mud. Dab a small amount of mud onto each spot and the surrounding area. Repeat applications as often as possible. With time and a little effort, blemishes will fade and, with perseverance, may even disappear.

Healing Abscess and Boils With Mineral Mud

Do not touch affected area as this may impede the healing process. Apply mud poultices, renewing them every 1-1/2 hours. A poultice helps pus eliminate through the outlet of the infection (boil or abscess). Once the abscess has “ripened” apply regular clay poultices. Do not cover with anything that does not let it breathe. To reduce/eliminate scarring, continue mud applications, even when abscess or boil is dry.

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Applying Mineral Mud

Healing Sunburn With Mineral Mud

Mineral mud soothes burned skin, relieves pain, draws out the heat, diminishes redness and prevents blistering. The mud removes dead skin cells then repairs and rejuvenates cells damaged by the sun. Applying mud to the burned areas as soon as possible may assist in avoiding problems in the future like skin cancers and melanomas.

Apply a thin mud to the sunburned area as soon as possible. If the sunburn is severe, rinse off before the mud dries or apply as a poultice. Repeat the process until all the heat has been eliminated. This may take up to two or three treatments.

Healing Minor Burns With Mineral Mud

Burns are treated in a similar way as sunburn, however, it is best not to apply mud directly to the skin especially for severe burns. Apply mud to gauze or paper towel in the first instance. If the burn is very bad and the skin is broken don’t run it under running water as the skin may become even more damaged, soak it in a basin of cold water instead, then apply mineral mud using a poultice. Continue applying mud after the pain has gone to prevent scarring.

Healing Headaches With Mineral Mud

Headaches, sinusitis, ear inflammations, apply mud to the nape of your neck. For migraines, use poultices alternately on the nape of the neck and forehead. Warm mud may work better on some headaches than cold mud. Mud works well on its own, however, adding a few drops of essential lavender oil may also help. If a headache is caused from neck problems continue applying mud from the temples down the side of the face and neck and around to the back of the neck up to the hairline being sure to cover the tender area at the base of the skull.

As you have so much area covered you might as well cover your face too, then sit comfortably and relax. Relaxing the muscles in your face, neck and shoulders will help to soothe your headache and improve your posture. Once mud dries, rinse off. Whether applying a face-mask, compress, poultice, or directly onto the skin, there are many benefits to using Mineral Mud. I hope you enjoy discovering how safely, effectively, and efficiently mineral mud helps the healing process. © Linda Philip

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Vanilla Pod Uses And Benefits

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Vanilla bean a truly wonderful, spicy, aromatic, extremely versatile, yet expensive and arguably under-rated oil. Vanilla is widely used in many industries for many purposes and remains as popular today as it has been for many centuries, where it was mainly coveted as a powerful aphrodisiac.

Vanilla, belonging to the Orchidaceae family, is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine, producing clusters of white-yellow flowers and green stems that turn into fragrant brown-coloured pods. The vanilla bean has to be fermented and dried to turn it into the fragrant brown vanilla beans that we purchase today, and this can take up to six months to complete.

Vanilla production is also very labour intensive, from pollination to harvest, to curing, vanilla is cultivated much today as it has been for centuries, by hand. As a result, Vanilla is the second most expensive spice, after Saffron, as a visit to your local supermarket/grocery store will certainly attest.

Vanilla Pod Uses And Benefits

Vanilla has many uses, for example, it is widely used in the culinary industry as a flavouring, particularly in sweets like ice-cream, custard, and cakes as well as in beverages such as soft drinks, tea and even coffee. It is also used extensively in the cosmetic industry and can be found in moisturizer, shampoo, and conditioners, soaps and lip balms to name but just a few. Vanilla can also be found as a major constituent in many of the world’s most popular perfumes. And of course, in Aromatherapy, it is promoted for its sweet, perfumed, woody aroma. There are other industries that also use vanilla, making it a very versatile product.

Magical And Spiritual Properties Of Vanilla

Its magickal properties are of love, sensuality, seduction, peace, dreams, and luck. The aromatic essence of Vanilla induces sensuality, sexuality, and romance while enhancing emotional growth, and attracting good fortune. In fact, in days gone by, Vanilla was much sought-after as a highly potent aphrodisiac. Still today, many healers consider it a powerful aphrodisiac that relaxes the nerves and stimulates the senses.

Originally native to Central America and Mexico, today Vanilla is grown in many regions around the world. The most common varieties of Vanilla are:

• Bourbon vanilla, cultivated mainly in Madagascar – moderate floral tones
• Mexican vanilla – smooth, deep, dark, rich, smoky
• Tahitian vanilla – highly aromatic, floral with tonnes of ripe fresh fruit

Bourbon, Mexican, and Tahitian Vanilla all have their own distinctive aroma and therefore they all have something different to offer, depending on its intended use.

Tahitian Vanilla

At The TL Collection, we prefer to use Tahitian Vanilla in our hand-poured soy candles. It’s highly aromatic, floral, sweet, fruity tones blend perfectly with so many other essential oils. For example, our Vanilla Spice blend consists of Vanilla, Orange, Mandarin, Rose, Geranium, Cinnamon, Ginger.

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This is a wonderful sweet blend that promotes love, happiness, and enthusiasm. Vanilla with it’s rich, sweet, balsamic scent, and aphrodisiac properties invoke sensuality, sexuality, and romance. Orange is added for cheer, celebration, enthusiasm, creativity, and happiness. Mandarin promotes happiness, celebration, joy, and harmony.

Geranium keeps negative energies away and inspires love and happiness. Cinnamon is used to raising energetic vibrations and clear energy blockages. Ginger is warm, spicy, and energizing. Burning this fragrant blend invokes energy, joy, and of course, love.

Whether you are enjoying arguably the most popular ice-cream flavour, drinking an exotic tea, applying a lip balm, wearing an oriental perfume, or basking in its magical properties of love, sensuality, and romance, Vanilla is truly versatile and it’s highly aromatic tones certainly, makes for a powerful aphrodisiac. © Linda Philip