SwissMixIt Launching Soon: Micro Botanical Oil Extractor and formulation system (SwissMixIt), using the most advanced induction mixing technology. From farm to table, this oil extractor is perfect for full spectrum hemp and other nutraceutical and essential oil botanicals. Patented silent solid state technology allows touchless extraction and mixing, in the same dispenser, for topical use. Buy organic botanical material, (including hemp, moringa, gooseberry, oregano, etc.), grind, put in dispenser/extractor to process, and you have a finished project ready to use in a standard Mason jar and dispenser pump. This is perfect for organic botanical powder which cannot be otherwise easily extracted because it is in powder format, which is hard to contain. The powder and Chlorophyll (green bitter pigment) do not go through the high filtration system. This is a method of in-situ extraction using a solid state touchless mixer using magnetic induction.
SwissMixIt: The system gives you a DIY solution to make essential oils, creams, soaps, craft vinegar, fermentation, and a host of other solutions which you make yourself to insure quality and authenticated ingredients.
Home use unit $449 USD: What’s in the box: Induction mixing base (US power cord 110V), extraction jar with pump dispenser, oil filtration unit (in-situ as part of the pump dispenser).
How It Works: Using a carrier oil (most vegetable oils work), touchless induction mixing and time, the oil in the botanical is pulled out and is attracted to the carrier oil. As a topical oil, this is the holy grail of extraction since it is simultaneously mixed with the oil as it can be applied to the skin in the same container with dispenser pump. For oregano oil (considered a hot oil), we recommend the bottom of the feet. For Amla (Gooseberry) we recommend anywhere on the skin. For hemp, topically on the body for aches and pains.
What’s in the Box:
Induction Mixing Base (110V single phase USA plug)
Mason Jar with Dispenser
In-situ Filtration System
Link to website for operation, use, sample botanicals, carrier oils, applications
Link to how to start an extraction business
Can I use this to produce commercial topical products ? Yes. This is perfect for DIY small business extractions. You can mix then put into standard Mason jars with dispensers which you can buy from Amazon. We will offer a DIY plans and Amazon links kit shortly.
Is this better than commercial processing ? Yes. From farm to table, you control the extraction, without any unknown processing. If you are buying hemp, buy from a reputable farmer, and confirm they are on the state registered grower list. Request a COA (Certificate of Analysis) to confirm it’s legal, and has all the components for a good quality oil extract. Buy a dried product. If you purchase a wet or freshly harvested product, you’re buying 50 percent water weight. Buy the material by the pound. Do not buy based on a points system or other confusing redirects. You should be able to buy quality hemp for $30 or less per pound (we’ve seen it as low as $2/lb). You’ll find groups trying to sell smokable hemp for up to $100 a pound. Buy fresh, or a properly dried hemp flower product from last fall. Do not buy any product from the prior year harvest unless it was properly dried and stored and comes with certification (COA).
How efficient is the carrier oil extraction process ? The process varies depending on mixing rate and time, but expect around 80 percent or higher. This method produces a full spectrum high quality craft oil. The best part of a in-situ extraction is that the consumer gets the entire product, and it only gets better with time. 100 percent of the botanical and extract are in the same Mason jar container, which is also the extraction and pump dispenser device. The magnetic touchless induction base mixer reduces oil infusion time from weeks to a few hours or less.
Why can commercial ethanol hemp processing be bad ? The problem with fly-by-night ethanol processors is that you don’t know what you’re getting. Ethanol processing can be a sketchy processing method. Many unreputable ethanol processors use charcoal filters to filter out chlorophyll (green color and bitter taste). Unfortunately, this also filters out the primary healthy medicinals (CB D) from the hemp, which renders the medicinal effects of hemp virtually useless and hoodwinking the consumer.
Can the stainless steel filter be reused ? The food-grade stainless steel filtration element can be put in a dishwasher (or ultrasonic cleaner) and reused. The standard filter element used for topical use, should be clean after each use.
Do you offer discounts for volume purchases for those who want to make a business or resell products ? Yes. Please contact us for details.
What sizes of Mason jars are there ? Standard Mason jars come in 8 oz, 12 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz. sizes. You can then sub-divide the extract solution into small 1 oz bottles for retail sales.
Can this be used for other antioxidant botanicals ? Yes. We actually recommend Oregano, Amla (Gooseberry) and other similar botanicals rich in antioxidants, and which are considered superfoods. You can grow herbs yourself (dry and grind), or purchase certified botanicals in dried format (grind prior use), or purchase organic and certified powder.
Can I use this for saponification and making liquid soap ? Yes. The benefits are mixing the solution in a pump dispensor Mason jar. You must not re-use the container for any food products. As an added benefit, you can mix in botanicals, including black tea, which has been shown to have an effect on Covid-19 (when ingested which would only effect mouth and throat – not lungs). “We reviewed the antiviral activities of two polyphenols derived from tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) from green tea and theaflavins from black tea. Both green tea and black tea polyphenols have been reported to exhibit antiviral activities against various viruses, especially positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. Theaflavins (TFs) are another class of polyphenols found in abundance in black tea… and are being researched for their bioactive properties and are known for their broad-spectrum biological properties, like anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-bacterial properties. After extensive studies on these polyphenols regarding their specificity, activity, bioavailability and safety, there can be considerations on their use in treatment of viral infections including COVID-19.”
Can I use this for making craft or artisanal vinegar and fermentation ? Yes. With the optional fermentation kit and air pump, you can make craft vinegars. Vinegar is a liquid of acetic acid with trace ingredients including flavoring. Typically produced by the fermentation of ethanol or sugars (with the help of yeast) by acetic acid bacteria. Types of vinegar are made depending on source ingredients. This first step usually results in a alcoholic product like beer, wine, and mead. The second step turns those into vinegar with the help of acetic acid bacteria, and gives vinegar its sour flavor. Slow fermentation can take months, or even years to finish. However you can reduce this time to a matter of hours by pumping in oxygen into the solution which promote faster fermentation. This is done with the Cosmetpod by replacing the pump device with a simple air pump (same as used with aquariums). The ingenious Cosmetpod stainless steel filter can also be used to breakup pumped air into thousands of small air injectors, which increase fermentation in the Mason jar solution. The stainless steel filter element can be used both for filtering and oxygen injection. Best of all, the same Mason jar platform can be used to extract antioxidants and then use those with vinegar to make a truly revolutionary food product, with even more nutritional benefits.
Can I use this for making artisan sourdough bread and proofing yeast ? Yes. With the optional fermentation kit and air pump, you can use this to rapidly rise yeast.
I’ve been testing the 670nm red light therapy on my own eyes, and have now extended that to my iPhone wrist and arm, along with my right knee swelling. I’m happy to report that it works for both. So far I’ve been using this device from July to December 2020 (every day). I love it. It won’t eliminate glasses, but improves eyesight (dramatically). Because of the pandemic, I’ve been working from home and biking 20 miles a day (116 times since May in the year 2020) so I’ve put on some good miles. Along with that, my right knee has had swelling. I’ve applied the red light to my knee and the inflammation has gone down, and there is now no pain. (updated December 1, 2020)
Originally I found out about the recent studies (June 2020) confirm that for adults over 40, a red spectrum (LLLT or Low level light therapy) light can help the functioning of mitochondria, “There was a 14% improvement in the ability to see colors, or cone color contrast sensitivity, for the entire two dozen participants.” (1)
How did I find out about this ? I purchased an LED light for a indoor hydroponics garden from Amazon, and over the span of a few days, noticed my eyesight improving. I used the Red LED setting. I couldn’t believe it. So I started researching it, and sure enough, a recent study just confirmed what I actually experienced. I’m living proof that it indeed works. Please see the links at the end of the email showing the science behind this discovery. More recently I have purchased the red light device below, which is specifically for the 670nm red spectrum for the studies shown.
* Best Buy * Rechargeable travel size Red Light Therapy (buy on Amazon here https://amzn.to/2VoIF6Y ) This is the Recover R-670 Light Therapy Device which can be used both for the eyes and muscles.
I use this Amzcool unit every day (no longer available on Amazon), and it is rechargeable and great for travel use. The unit is charged via USB and can be used for both eyes and skin applications as indicated by NASA studies (see references below).
Pilots: If you’re like me (and over 40), you’re concerned about your day and night vision getting worse, and your glasses prescription getting stronger. Help your vision using this simple technique. It works. I’m a Commercial, B727 Flight Engineer, Instrument Rated pilot. So whether your a weekend warrior, fly commercial for a living, or a military pilot, do the research and try for yourself. This is the easiest way to better your eyesight.
Red Light Device Measures About 3 inches Diameter
Perfect for Travel
The 670nm red light LED is portable and perfect for travel. It is recharged by USB and is perfect for eyes and skin use. I use it every day.
Inside the Device (updated on August 15, 2020):
Scientific References Updated on August 15, 2020:
(1) Declining eyesight improved by looking at deep red light, Researchers found the 670nm light had no impact in younger individuals, but in those around 40 years and over, significant improvements were obtained. Cone colour contrast sensitivity (the ability to detect colours) improved by up to 20% in some people aged around 40 and over. Improvements were more significant in the blue part of the colour spectrum that is more vulnerable in ageing. Rod sensitivity (the ability to see in low light) also improved significantly in those aged around 40 and over, though less than colour contrast. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200629120241.htm
(2) Declining eyesight can be improved by looking at red light, pilot study says, “A few minutes of looking into a deep red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as we age, according to a new study published this week in The Journals of Gerontology… You don’t need to use it for very long to start getting a strong result,” said lead author Glen Jeffery, a professor of neuroscience at University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/health/declining-eyesight-red-light-scn-wellness/index.html
(3) Can Looking at Deep Red Light Improve Declining Eyesight ? Staring at a deep red light for 3 minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight in people aged over 40 years, finds a new UK study, which is the first of its kind in humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published in the Journals of Gerontology , could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies to help people with naturally declining vision. At around 40 years, human retinal cell ageing accelerates, leading to vision deterioration. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933381
(4) Photobiomodulation for the treatment of retinal diseases |Photobiomodulation (PBM), also known as low level laser therapy, has recently risen to the attention of the ophthalmology community as a promising new approach to treat a variety of retinal conditions including age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, amblyopia, methanol-induced retinal damage, and possibly others. This review evaluates the existing research pertaining to PBM applications in the retina, with a focus on the mechanisms of action and clinical outcomes. All available literature until April 2015 was reviewed using PubMed and the following keywords: “photobiomodulation AND retina”, “low level light therapy AND retina”, “low level laser therapy AND retina”, and “FR/NIR therapy AND retina”. In addition, the relevant references listed within the papers identified through PubMed were incorporated. The literature supports the conclusion that the low-cost and non-invasive nature of PBM, coupled with the first promising clinical reports and the numerous preclinical-studies in animal models, make PBM well-poised to become an important player in the treatment of a wide range of retinal disorders. Nevertheless, large-scale clinical trials will be necessary to establish the PBM therapeutic ranges for the various retinal diseases, as well as to gain a deeper understanding of its mechanisms of action. Keywords: photobiomodulation, low level laser therapy, age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, far-red to near-infrared, retinal degeneration, amblyopia, retinitis pigmentosa, methanol toxicity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4768515/
(5) Aging retinal function is improved by near infrared light (670 nm) that is associated with corrected mitochondrial decline |Aging is associated with cellular decline and reduced function, partly mediated by mitochondrial compromise. However, aged mitochondrial function is corrected with near infrared light (670 nm) that improves their membrane potentials and adenosine triphosphate production and also reduces age-related inflammation. We ask if 670 nm light can also improve declining retinal function. Electroretinograms were measured in 2-, 7-, and 12-month old C57BL/6 mice. Significant age-related declines were measured in the photoreceptor generated a-wave and the postreceptoral b-wave. Seven- and 12-month-old mice were exposed to 670 nm for 15 minutes daily over 1 month. These showed significant improved retinal function in both waves of approximately 25% but did not reach levels found in 2-month-old animals. Our data suggest, 670 nm light can significantly improve aged retinal function, perhaps by providing additional adenosine triphosphate production for photoreceptor ion pumps or reduced aged inflammation. This may have implications for the treatment of retinal aging and age-related retinal disease, such as macular degeneration. Keywords: Retina, Aging, Mitochondria https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5364001/
(6) Light Therapy: Is It Safe for the Eyes? | Objective: Light therapy has become an increasingly popular treatment for depression and a range of other neuropsychiatric conditions. Yet, concerns have been raised about the ocular safety of light therapy. Method: We conducted the first systematic review into the ocular safety of light therapy. A PubMed search on January 4, 2017, identified 6708 articles, of which 161 were full-text reviewed. In total, 43 articles reporting on ocular complaints and ocular examinations were included in the analyses. Results: Ocular complaints, including ocular discomfort and vision problems, were reported in about 0% to 45% of the participants of studies involving light therapy. Based on individual studies, no evident relationship between the occurrence of complaints and light therapy dose was found. There was no evidence for ocular damage due to light therapy, with the exception of one case report that documented the development of a maculopathy in a person treated with the photosensitizing antidepressant clomipramine. Conclusion: Results suggest that light therapy is safe for the eyes in physically healthy, unmedicated persons. The ocular safety of light therapy in persons with preexisting ocular abnormalities or increased photosensitivity warrants further study. However, theoretical considerations do not substantiate stringent ocular safety-related contraindications for light therapy. Keywords: chronobiology https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28891192/
(7) Low-Intensity Far-Red Light Inhibits Early Lesions That Contribute to Diabetic Retinopathy: In Vivo and In Vitro |Purpose. Treatment with light in the far-red to near-infrared region of the spectrum (photobiomodulation [PBM]) has beneficial effects in tissue injury. We investigated the therapeutic efficacy of 670-nm PBM in rodent and cultured cell models of diabetic retinopathy. Methods. Studies were conducted in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and in cultured retinal cells. Diabetes-induced retinal abnormalities were assessed functionally, biochemically, and histologically in vivo and in vitro. Results. We observed beneficial effects of PBM on the neural and vascular elements of retina. Daily 670-nm PBM treatment (6 J/cm2) resulted in significant inhibition in the diabetes-induced death of retinal ganglion cells, as well as a 50% improvement of the ERG amplitude (photopic b wave responses) (both P < 0.01). To explore the mechanism for these beneficial effects, we examined physiologic and molecular changes related to cell survival, oxidative stress, and inflammation. PBM did not alter cytochrome oxidase activity in the retina or in cultured retinal cells. PBM inhibited diabetes-induced superoxide production and preserved MnSOD expression in vivo. Diabetes significantly increased both leukostasis and expression of ICAM-1, and PBM essentially prevented both of these abnormalities. In cultured retinal cells, 30-mM glucose exposure increased superoxide production, inflammatory biomarker expression, and cell death. PBM inhibited all of these abnormalities. Conclusions. PBM ameliorated lesions of diabetic retinopathy in vivo and reduced oxidative stress and cell death in vitro. PBM has been documented to have minimal risk. PBM is noninvasive, inexpensive, and easy to administer. We conclude that PBM is a simple adjunct therapy to attenuate the development of diabetic retinopathy. Keywords: photobiomodulation, diabetic retinopathy, retinal ganglion cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3668802/
(8) Wound Healing | Adjunctive 830 nm light-emitting diode therapy can improve the results following aesthetic procedures | Background: Aggressive, or even minimally aggressive, aesthetic interventions are almost inevitably followed by such events as discomfort, erythema, edema and hematoma formation which could lengthen patient downtime and represent a major problem to the surgeon. Recently, low level light therapy with light-emitting diodes (LED-LLLT) at 830 nm has attracted attention in wound healing indications for its anti-inflammatory effects and control of erythema, edema and bruising. Rationale: The wavelength of 830 nm offers deep penetration into living biological tissue, including bone. A new-generation of 830 nm LEDs, based on those developed in the NASA Space Medicine Laboratory, has enabled the construction of planar array-based LED-LLLT systems with clinically useful irradiances. Irradiation with 830 nm energy has been shown in vitro and in vivo to increase the action potential of epidermal and dermal cells significantly. The response of the inflammatory stage cells is enhanced both in terms of function and trophic factor release, and fibroblasts demonstrate superior collagenesis and elastinogenesis. Conclusions: A growing body of clinical evidence is showing that applying 830 nm LED-LLLT as soon as possible post-procedure, both invasive and noninvasive, successfully hastens the resolution of sequelae associated with patient downtime in addition to significantly speeding up frank wound healing. This article reviews that evidence, and attempts to show that 830 nm LED-LLLT delivers swift resolution of postoperative sequelae, minimizes downtime and enhances patient satisfaction. Keywords: Photobiomodulation, low level light therapy, wound healing, collagenesis, angiogenesis, hematoma, edema, erythema https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4751092/
(9) Research progress about the effect and prevention of blue light on eyes |In recent years, people have become increasingly attentive to light pollution influences on their eyes. In the visible spectrum, short-wave blue light with wavelength between 415 nm and 455 nm is closely related to eye light damage. This high energy blue light passes through the cornea and lens to the retina causing diseases such as dry eye, cataract, age-related macular degeneration, even stimulating the brain, inhibiting melatonin secretion, and enhancing adrenocortical hormone production, which will destroy the hormonal balance and directly affect sleep quality. Therefore, the effect of Blu-rays on ocular is becoming an important concern for the future. We describe blue light’s effects on eye tissues, summarize the research on eye injury and its physical prevention and medical treatment. Keywords: blue light, ocular injury, prevention https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288536/
(11) The Wavelength Composition and Temporal Modulation of Ambient Lighting Strongly Affect Refractive Development in Young Tree Shrews | Conclusions: The incidence of myopia is increasing worldwide (Hrynchak et al., 2013; Sun et al., 2012). In addition, myopia is a major risk factor for eye disease, (Burton, 1989; Saw et al., 2005; Vongphanit et al., 2002; Zadnik, 2001) and has significant negative effects on the quality of life. (McCarty and Taylor, 2000; Roch-Levecq et al., 2008) The substantial hyperopia produced by the long-wavelength LEDs might eventually prove useful as a counter-measure against myopia. Interestingly, we recently have found that the red-light treatment can produce hyperopia in adolescent tree shrews that have completed normal emmetropization (Norton et al., 2016). Also, in young tree shrews, presenting the red light for as little as 2 hours per day slows the decrease in refraction toward emmetropia (Gawne et al., 2016). Conversely, the myopiagenic effect of the specific short-wavelength flicker used here raises the possibility that there may be similar stimuli present in some artificial lighting that should be avoided. Certainly, the dramatic effects observed here during early postnatal refractive development suggest that it is important to further explore the degree to which the chromatic and temporal content of ambient light may affect refractive state. Keywords: Myopia, Hyperopia, Vitreous Chamber, Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration, Optical Blur, Retinal signaling https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5359068/
(12) Low-level light therapy of the eye and brain | Low-level light therapy (LLLT) using red to near-infrared light energy has gained attention in recent years as a new scientific approach with therapeutic applications in ophthalmology, neurology, and psychiatry. The ongoing therapeutic revolution spearheaded by LLLT is largely propelled by progress in the basic science fields of photobiology and bioenergetics. This paper describes the mechanisms of action of LLLT at the molecular, cellular, and nervous tissue levels. Photoneuromodulation of cytochrome oxidase activity is the most important primary mechanism of action of LLLT. Cytochrome oxidase is the primary photoacceptor of light in the red to near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is also a key mitochondrial enzyme for cellular bioenergetics, especially for nerve cells in the retina and the brain. Evidence shows that LLLT can secondarily enhance neural metabolism by regulating mitochondrial function, intraneuronal signaling systems, and redox states. Current knowledge about LLLT dosimetry relevant for its hormetic effects on nervous tissue, including noninvasive in vivo retinal and transcranial effects, is also presented. Recent research is reviewed that supports LLLT potential benefits in retinal disease, stroke, neurotrauma, neurodegeneration, and memory and mood disorders. Since mitochondrial dysfunction plays a key role in neurodegeneration, LLLT has potential significant applications against retinal and brain damage by counteracting the consequences of mitochondrial failure. Upon transcranial delivery in vivo, LLLT induces brain metabolic and antioxidant beneficial effects, as measured by increases in cytochrome oxidase and superoxide dismutase activities. Increases in cerebral blood flow and cognitive functions induced by LLLT have also been observed in humans. Importantly, LLLT given at energy densities that exert beneficial effects does not induce adverse effects. This highlights the value of LLLT as a novel paradigm to treat visual, neurological, and psychological conditions, and supports that neuronal energy metabolism could constitute a major target for neurotherapeutics of the eye and brain. Keywords: photobiomodulation, cytochrome oxidase, neurotherapeutics, retinal disease, neurological disease, cognitive and mood disorders https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5436183/
(13) Effect of 670-nm Light-Emitting Diode Light On Neuronal Cultures | Light close to and within the near infrared range has documented benefits for promoting wound healing in human and animal studies. Our preliminary results using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in this range have also demonstrated two-to five-fold increases in growth-phase-specific DNA synthesis in normal fibroblasts, muscle cells, osteoblasts, and mucosal epithelial cells in tissue cultures. However, the mechanisms of action of such light on cells are poorly understood. We hypothesized that the therapeutic effects of such light result from the stimulation of cellular events associated with increases in cytochrome oxidase activity. As a first step in testing our hypothesis, we subjected primary neuronal cultures to impulse blockade by tetrodotoxin (TTX), a voltage-dependent sodium channel blocker, and applied LED light at 670 nm to determine if it could partially or fully reverse the reduction of cytochrome oxidase activity by TTX. The wavelength and parameters were previously tested to be beneficial for wound healing. | https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20030001600 PDF Download Here
(15) Effect of 660 nm Light-Emitting Diode on the Wound Healing in Fibroblast-Like Cell Lines | Abstract: Light in the red to near-infrared (NIR) range (630–1000 nm), which is generated using low energy laser or light-emitting diode (LED) arrays, was reported to have a range of beneficial biological effects in many injury models. NIR via a LED is a well-accepted therapeutic tool for the treatment of infected, ischemic, and hypoxic wounds as well as other soft tissue injuries in humans and animals. This study examined the effects of exposure to 660 nm red LED light at intensities of 2.5, 5.5, and 8.5 mW/cm2 for 5, 10, and 20 min on wound healing and proliferation in fibroblast-like cells, such as L929 mouse fibroblasts and human gingival fibroblasts (HGF-1). A photo illumination-cell culture system was designed to evaluate the cell proliferation and wound healing of fibroblast-like cells exposed to 600 nm LED light. The cell proliferation was evaluated by MTT assay, and a scratched wound assay was performed to assess the rate of migrating cells and the healing effect. Exposure to the 660 nm red LED resulted in an increase in cell proliferation and migration compared to the control, indicating its potential use as a phototherapeutic agent. Reference: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/2015/916838/
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Montreux Cosmetics is now developing a collagen enhancing skin cream formula, which not only improves your skin appearance, but actually helps to bolster antioxidant activity to revitalize your skin. All skin creams are made within one week of your order. Backed with science, this new formula helps to tighten your skin naturally, and help reduce wrinkles to provide a more youthful appearance, while building skin protection.
Montreux Cosmetics has developed a one-step touch-free extraction process using its market-proven 10L Infinity Supercritical CO2 Extraction system.
Supercritical CO2 extraction sanitizes the botanicals in-situ. With its one-step extraction, that allows the processor to produce a full spectrum quality hemp oil extraction, the craft extract can be bottled directly from the machine (mixing with carrier oil) into a bottle and ready for sale.
This provides a touch-free, sanitized product to the consumer.
Establishing a daily routine gives your body a the best dose of strength to provide a vibrant appearance and attitude.
Morning Beverage: Mix together green tea and black tea. Then add in 1/4 teaspoon of Amla powder. Instead of tossing the used teabags, rub them over your hands first, and wring out the moisture and nutrients. Antioxidants work on the inside, and topically on your skin.
Exercise: A body that is in motion increases blood flow, a healthy heart, bone density, and other factors that increase your immune system and ability to ward off the effects of sickness and environmental damage. Ever notice how fit people just look better ?
Late Afternoon Beverage: Mix together green tea and black tea. Then add in 1/4 teaspoon of Amla powder.
Providing your body with a simple daily regime gets your appearance off to a great start.
We cite science with all our products, so you can see the interaction and results.
Whole Body Wellness
Montreux Cosmetics is reinventing the cosmetics and whole body wellness industry, by combining appearance with nutrition and internal wellness.
Your skin and appearance are a touchstone of your whole body health. That begins with nutrition.
For example, in America, if you eat dairy, there’s a good chance you’ll get acne. Instead of trying to cover up the symptoms, why not eliminate the problem ?
In some cases (such as age and external factors like sunshine), your skin will take a weathering. For those cases, we are offering solutions to help mitigate environmental and time factors.
There’s no free pass in life, and we’re trying to give you solutions to approach appearance and whole body health. If you put in the work, you will be amazed.
Most things that are processed, have less effectiveness. That’s why we’re developing methods to deliver botanical solutions with minimal processing. We want to bring the healthiest product to your skin, and provide you with the science of why it works.
While corporate greed and misinformation are rampant, we’ll do our best to back up our products with a commitment to your health first. We’ll show you the science behind our formulations, so you know some thought has been put into products that you will bring into your life.
Protect against external factors. While you can’t control everything, you can do small things to bolster your health and appearance.
Premature wrinkles. The biggest factors to prematurely age your skin are exposure to sunshine, drinking, and smoking. Dehydration and depletion of Vitamin A causes wrinkles and irritation to the eyes.
Air filter. If you live in a city, consider a quality air filtration system.
Water filter. Distill and filter your water at home.
Enhance factors which you can control, such as sleep and a healthy whole food plant based diet.
Education. Read up on how your body works. Knowledge is empowerment.
Science. Lots of studies have been done on most things that make your body fail. We’ll try to provide scientific study results (unbiased) that back up our skin treatment products, as well as nutrition to make your whole self, healthy.
Montreux Cosmetics in cooperation with Infinity Supercritical is developing a touch-free botanical extraction dispenser, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of farm-to-table botanical oil extraction at home. The unique product allows you to put in raw botanicals and extracts into a common dispenser. There is a touch-free mixer to enhance the liquid as well as extraction of oil. The first product will be a rich antioxidant skin anti-aging formula, with Black Seed and Gooseberry (off the charts antioxidant). Mixed with a carrier oil, this collagen enhancing topical skin formula not only rejuvenates the skin, but moisturizes at the same time.
Montreux Cosmetics is starting to assemble stay-at-home skin care production kits, which allow you to experiment with various proven botanicals, to make oil based infused skin care lotions.
The concept is to provide you with a menu of botanicals (along with benefits of each to focus on areas of concerns) and home-based extraction methods, to allow you to build your own product, specifically tailored to your skin and health needs.
The benefits of this concept is quality control, purity, and huge cost savings. With no added chemicals, or processing (which reduces the quality of the botanical nutrient delivery in the end product).
The simplest of methods is oil infusion. This can be done simply by placing our pre-measured botanicals into a mason jar, and oil, and let it infuse. The oil naturally will bring out oil from the botanical. When you are ready to try the sample, simply replace the screw-on mason jar lid, with a pump lid, which is specifically designed for mason jars. Of course you can mix and match infused oils to include herbal fragrances (such as vanilla) to further enhance the oil.
The next step up is ultrasonic extraction. Simply put distilled (and filtered) water with botanicals into a ultrasonic bath. You’ll need to separate the extraction from the water, prior to adding to oil in a mason jar for application.
A ultrasonic bath method is shown in the images using Black Seed (see below for scientific analysis of this botanical).
The ultimate extraction method is water extraction, using hydrodynamic cavitation. This is the most expensive method, but also the fastest, and geared more towards cottage-industry craft extractions and small production.
From nih.gov reference source link: Review on Clinical Trials of Black Seed (Nigella sativa ) and Its Active Constituent, Thymoquinone. Abstract: Nigella sativa (black seed or black cumin), which belongs to the Ranunculacea family, is an annual herb with many pharmacological properties . The use of N. sativa (NS) seeds and oil in traditional remedies goes back more than 2000 years, and the herb is described as ‘the Melanthion’ by Hippocrates and Discroides . Black seeds and their oil have a long history of folklore usage in the Indian and the Arabian civilizations as food and medicine and have been commonly used as treatment for a variety of health conditions pertaining to the respiratory system, digestive tract, kidney and liver functions, cardiovascular system, and immune system support, as well as for general well-being [3, 4]. NS contains many active components, such as thymoquinone (TQ), alkaloids (nigellicines and nigelledine), saponins (alpha-hederin), flavonoids, proteins, fatty acids, and many others, that have positive effects in the treatment of patients with different diseases [5, 6]. TQ is the most abundant constituent in the volatile oil of NS seeds, and most of the herb’s properties are attributed to it.
From From nih.gov reference source link: A Review on the Cosmeceutical and External Applications of Nigella sativa. Abstract: It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that most of the world’s population depends on herbal medicine for their health care. Nigella sativa (N. sativa), also known as black-caraway and as “Kalonji,” is a well-known seed all over the world. It is one of the most common medicinal plants worldwide and contains many useful chemical constituents that we can find in its fixed oil, such as thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, thymol, nigellicine, carvacrol, nigellimine, nigellicine, nigellidine, and alpha-hederin. Due to these numerous important ingredients it was found that it affects different areas of our body and has many pharmacological effects as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing effect and also for acne vulgaris, skin cancer, pigmentation, and many cosmeceutical applications. Based on the folklore usage of N. sativa seeds and oil, they are used in various systems of food and medicines. The aim of this article is to provide a detailed survey of the literature of cosmeceutical and external applications of N. sativa which is expected to stimulate further studies on this subject.
Amla, more commonly known as Gooseberry is a bitter fruit is used for a entire range of ailments. Amla (301 mmol/100gram) is a superfood that has more than 50 times the antioxidant of blueberries (about 2 mmol/100g). In the 8 year study of Antioxidant Content of 3,139 Foods, Alma hit the top of the charts, followed by cloves (around 200 mmol/100gram). You can purchase the superfood here. In powdered form, simply add a half teaspoon (2 grams) to your morning tea.
Better yet, Amla (Gooseberry) has a wide spectrum of beneficial medicinal capacities, including positive benefits to the immune system, blood sugar, memory, and lowering cholesterol levels. It is antimicrobial and even used in neutralizing snake venom.
All foods were analyzed for their antioxidant effects, including even beer which represents the 5th source of antioxidants in the United States (sad commentary on the diet of a first world country).
This app was developed and written by our database programmer who has been working with Filemaker for the past few decades, and wanted to track daily health and well-being. The goal of Filemaker is to automate duplication, and reduce screen time, by making routine actions into a database, for ease of storage, access, and retrieval of information. Filemaker is desktop friendly for Mac and Windows, and on IOS (iPhone and iPad) which makes it very portable for use while traveling.
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Whole Body Wellness Concept: It’s not just what you put on your skin, but how you treat your entire body, to achieve the most healthy, best looking, best feeling self. Using all natural, organic products is the foundation, but what you eat has a huge impact on your skin tone, appearance, and health.
Using the Infinity Supercritical CO2 extractor: Carbon dioxide is a benign solvent, which has been used for decades for decaffeinating coffee, and is safe for extraction of plants to make a pure oil.
Infinity Supercritical Sonic Extractor: Infinity pioneered the use of water extraction for the botanicals industry, using its patented modular block concept, which uses hydrodynamic cavitation to extract oil from plant cells. Pure water is the solvent, which is good for the environment, and produces a full spectrum essential oil.
Extractions include tamanu, oregano, Tahitian vanilla, lavender, and other herbs, spices, and fragrant plants.
Home Based Tea Solutions: Part of the whole body concept is to develop your own regieme to deliver healthy solutions to your body. This starts with diet. One of the significant methods to incorporate healthy solutions, is making your own tea. The body (and brain) needs hydration to perform at its best optimal condition. Replace sugar based juice and soda with water, or tea. Studies have shown that cold tea can deliver equal or better nutrients and antioxidants compared to hot tea. Infused water is a great way to get nutrients and antioxidants. But make it yourself. Get a steam distilled water maker, and use standard carbon water filters, instead of relying on store-bought water. Use that as your foundation. Here is one source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3127106/
NIH and Proven Herbs, Nutraceuticals, and Antioxidants: There are a great number of health foods and nutrients that make your skin look great.
Fasting: Used throughout the ages to allow your body to process its functions better. One of the more popular methods is the fast five method, which means you skip breakfast, then eat a lunch and dinner within 5 hours. This gives your liver time to process for more than 12 hours. Drink water and hydrate. Your body (and brain) needs water for normal function.
Supplements: Very few external supplements are required by the body (unless otherwise suggested by your doctor). Try to get your nutrients from food. All natural.
Reference: The best medicine is your own education. Read on your own. Keep a daily log of your food, health, and well being.