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Say Yes to Avocado Oil – Skincare tips

Hey guys today at OiB I’m going to discuss about avocado oil.   Avocado oil is extracted from the seed of avocado fruit, this oil has great benefits for the skin and I really recommend it and I constantly use it.

Unlike the Olive oil or the lavender oil the benefits of avocado oil are less known.   Avocado oil is great for skin and hair and today we are going to discuss a few of them. I prefer to use avocado oil few times a week it has many medicinal uses. It can be also used for hair treatment and skin treatment. Avocado oil is also rich in oleic and hence is used for the treatment of wound and skin bruises. Keeping the benefits of avocado oil in mind its definitely time to say yes to this oil .

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SO LET’S GO THROUGH SOME NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF AVACADO OIL:

Avocado oil rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, D and E and it’s really helpful in healing damaged skin its particularly good for aged and dry skin.

Avocado oil has decent quantities of unsaturated fat and proteins these two are very strong skin agents it also contains Omega 3 fat which usually found in fish oil, avocado oil can be used as a Natural body lotion.

Avocado oil has an agent called Sterolin which according to researchers help in softening of skin  and reducing the blackheads.

Avocado oil is also rich in potassium which is really great for hair, it makes the hair smooth and strong.

Black Rice with Avocado and Grapefruit

I’ve got many friends who have incorporated avocado oil in the daily life but be sure that you are  not  allergic to the oil,  so before you use avocado oil on your face try it somewhere else on your skin and see if there are any allergic reactions or not. If it doesn’t work then this is not for you. But for most people, it doesn’t show any real side effects.

So these are the few nutritional benefits of avocado oil,  so let’s find out how we can accommodate avocado in our daily regime.

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AS A SKIN CARE PRODUCT:   

A mix of avocado oil with olive oil can be used as a body lotion. Avocado oil help in fighting dry skin,  it acts as a natural moisturizer.   Now you don’t have to buy those expensive moisturizers which don’t have any long lasting effects.  Try to use it at least 2 times a week to see maximum results. To bring fragrance in the oil add few drops of essential oils like Lavender oil, rose water or Jasmin oil.

HAIR OIL:

Avocado oil can be used for hair treatment soil is rich in potassium which strengthens the root of the hair and keeps the scalp fresh.  Why use this oil for hair massage, mix two tablespoons of avocado oil and castor oil and warm it in a bowl?  Now apply this blend on Wet hair, after you have massaged the oil, wash it off with shampoo.  It helps to get rid of dandruff and keep the scalp fresh.

 

FACE MASK:

You can also use avocado oil for skin treatment, the face mask can be made out of avocado oil and can be used for acne treatment.  Mash up avocado fruit in a bowl apply it on your face for 15 minutes the essential proteins in the avocado fruit and the oleic acid from the seed will kill off the bacteria on the acne and hence give you a flawless smooth face.  Make sure to keep it away from Eyes as it can be quite irritating. 

Massage thoroughly the avocado paste and after you’re finished wash it off with lukewarm water.

HELP GET RID OF WRINKLES: 

Avocado oil is a great age spot remover, the sterloin  goes deep into your skin and removes the dead cells. tablespoon of avocado oil and castor oil in a bowl and apply to on your face.  Keep it on your face for 10 minutes then wash it off with hot water, try to use it two or three times a week and it shows great results.

Considering the skin care tips, I believe you will definitely start incorporating Avocado oil in daily life. Avocado oil has long list of benefits on skin and it should be of course it should be a yes.

If you have any more tips to give about avocado oil or have any queries, please leave them as comment and let me know! 😉 

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Using Amaranth Oil?

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Amaranth plant- Organicisbeautiful.fr

Have you heard about amaranth oil? Today oib I’m going to tell you about amaranth oil its origin, its benefits and techniques to use it in your daily life. Nice right? 🙂

Amaranth oil is extracted from the seed of amaranth flowering plant. It is a prehistoric plant and is being cultivated from ancient times. The oil has many essential nutrients which went carefully used can be extremely beneficial for your skin. Not only for skin is also used in food items and medicines and various religious ceremonies in Asian countries. We already talked about how rice powder, shikakai leaf or cinnamon are locally sourced here and used in skincare treatment.

But amaranth oil is more famous for its beauty perks than its uses in food. The oil is rich in nutrients and can give you a clean and refreshing look. Amaranth oil is beneficial for your skin not only by applying it on your body but also by consuming. You can use the amaranth leaves in salads and oil in various food products. Amaranth oil will help you to beautify your skin and hair from inside out. But I usually prefer it to use externally and it definitely shows immediate results.

Ways to use amaranth oil:

1. Applying directly on your skin:

You can apply and oil directly on your skin, try twice a day right out the shower in the morning and before bedtime in the evening. Take about 2 to 3 drops of amaranth oil in your palm and slowly apply it on your face, hands, legs and other parts of the body. Gently massage it on your body and allow the oil to seep into your skin.

Result: The oil oxidizes your skin and gives a very refreshing look, it also helps to get rid of dead skin cells.

2. Amaranth hair conditioner:

  • 2 drops of amaranth oil
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops lavender essential oil or olive oil

Then, follow the next 4 simple steps:

  1. Takes coconut oil in a small bowl, add two drops of amaranth oil and 5 to 7 drops of lavender.
  2. Mix the mixture will tell you to get a single homogeneous liquid.
  3. Take this mixture into your hands and slowly rub it on your hair. Make sure it reaches the scalps and the tip of your hair, take your time to massage the mixture. I prefer to use a comb to ensure the oil is spreading evenly.
  4. Now take a hot damp towel and wrap it around your hair for about 30 minutes. Now you can watch the mixture off.
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3. Amaranth as a body lotion :

  • 1 tsp amaranth oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2tsp cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup almond oil

Below are the instructions to follow. If you  have any questions or need of clarification, feel free to leave a comment and send me a private message on Facebook ♥

  1. Takes beeswax in a medium-sized bowl and melts it over low heat.
  2. You can now add cocoa butter, coconut oil and stir the liquid will.
  3. Cut the heat off and quickly add almond oil to it, blend the mixture well
  4. Finally, when the mixture cools add 1 tablespoon of amaranth oils. You can also add essential oil of your likeness to it. The lotion is ready now keep it in a sealed bottle and use it at least 2 to 3 times a week.

I think you have definitely got an idea how to use amaranth oil, I hope you’ll use it. If you any queries please leave them a comment and I’ll answer as soon as possible 🙂 Amaranth oil usually shows immediate results! so consistently use it for 3 to 4 weeks and let me know! I love to read ALL your stories! It makes me so happy!

Thank you, Amanda.

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Calendula Essential Oil for Healthier Skin

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Ideal herb for skin care

Back with another essential oil post. You know what? In this generation, we have amazing companies who provide us with great quality oil but there is one oil that is super powerful: “Calendula oil”.

Calendula essential oil is another kind of oil. It has been extracted from the flower.

We have seen the usage of that kind of oil in cooking, but most of the people are scared of using this on their skin. Just because they think it could be harmful. But after medical research and experiments, it has been proved that it will not harm our skin, it even makes it healthier. (YEAH!).

Benefits:

  • It contains a great amount of moisturizer so it overcomes our dryness of skin, and the problem most of the people have split skin stuff, it resolves that as well without any pain.
  • It also helps when you are injured. Yes! You can use it on your bruises and swelling. It helps in the reduction of pain and swelling.
  • If some insect has bit you, then do not worry. Just apply some Calendula essential oil on the affected area and it will heal in no time.

Do you know that Calendula essential oil possesses therapeutic qualities?

Its medical benefits have been explored since centuries. It also has antioxidant properties. As an antioxidant, it protects the body from any damage that can be caused by аn іmmunо-suррrеssіng funсtіоn саllеd oxidants. If you combine it with olive oil, it becomes excellent salve even for serious burns, bruises, and cuts.

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Саlеndulа еssеntіаl оіl іs аlso рорulаr for аn аrоmаthеrару mаssаgе. Besіdеs frоm іts аntіsерtіс аnd аntі-іnflаmmаtоrу рrореrtіеs аnd іts аbіlіtу tо hеlр hеаl wоunds, іt rеfrеshеs аnd rеgеnеrаtеs thе skіn. Ѕоmе rесіреs usе саlеndulа еssеntіаl оіl tо trеаt dеrmаtіtіs, sоrе fееt, rіngwоrm, аnd dіареr rаsh! Іt іs sоmеthіng thаt sееms sо іnnосuоus, but hаs suсh а lоt оf dіvеrsе usеs.
More important it really helps to recover a skin that got rashes.

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It must be more helpful for babies who get rashes after wearing a diaper for long hours.
DIY Calendula Homemade Lotion

  • 170gm cup Almond or olive oil
  • 85gm calendula oil
  • 85gm beeswax
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a pint sized or larger glass jar. I have a mason jar that I keep just for making lotions and lotion bars, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives or other foods.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat. Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.
  3. As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (8 ounces) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!
  4. Use as you would regular lotion. This has a longer shelf life than some homemade lotion recipes since all ingredients are already shelf stable and not water is added. Use within 6 months for best moisturizing benefits.

Although Calendula essential oil is very beneficial, I would recommend to use it carefully.

Ever tried making homemade lotion? How did it go? Tell me in the comments below and thank you so much for your support!

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Simple Homemade Body Scrub

There is no better feeling than touching a freshly scrubbed skin. Scrubbing leaves the skin smooth and feels fresh as well as exfoliate the dead skin layers which give healthy glow. Some of us may have the budget and time to spend a lovely weekend in a spa. Unfortunately, not all of us have the privilege for such luxury. Even though you have no time and budget to spend time at the spa; it does not mean that you cannot get a nice scrub and spa time at home.

Making a homemade body scrub is very simple. In fact, you can even use the ingredients that usually found in the kitchen. Forget the expensive spa or commercial body scrubs which full with chemical ingredients; here is some simple homemade body scrub that you can try.

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SALT AND LEMON BODY SCRUB
Lemon, as you know, is rich in vitamin C and antioxidant which is definitely good for the skin. In addition, lemon also has skin brightening agent that can make your skin brighter and glow. To make this scrub, you are going to need:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup oil of your choice such as olive, coconut, grape seed, sunflower seed, and much more.
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice

Mix the coarse sea salt and oil in a mixing bowl. And then add in lemon juice and continue stirring until you have the right consistency. It should not too runny or too thick, but the consistency should in between both. Store the mixture in a lidded jar and keep in the fridge. I usually use it as body scrub; I wet my body under the shower and the use the scrub to massage all over the body in circular motion and gentle. And then rinse thoroughly and pat dry. I also usually use moisturizer for smoother skin.

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COFFEE SCRUB
You know my secret love affair with coffee in my am routine? Its either coffee, turmeric latte or delicious infused water! Coffee is more than just a mood booster in the morning. The next time you make morning coffee, you can use the coffee grounds for a wonderful body scrub. Coffee scrub helps prevent the appearance of cellulite as well as make the skin smoother. To make this body scrub, you will need:

  • ½ cup grounded coffee
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • One or two teaspoons of olive oil

Mix the coffee grounds and coconut oil in a mixing bowl. And then add in the olive oil until you get the right consistency. Store the mixture in a lidded jar and keep fridge.

AVOCADO AND ALMOND SCRUB
Forget about salsa for a while and use the avocado for a hearty scrub.
Avocado is rich in vitamin E which can moisture your skin. For this body scrub you will need:

  • 1 ripe avocado in medium size, peeled and mashed
  • ¾ to 1 cup grounded oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup grounded almonds.

Mix all the ingredients in mixing bowl and then use it to massage the body from head to toe. Massage in a circular motion and then rinse thoroughly. Since this scrub is rich in moisturizer, make sure to rub/clean the shower/tub afterward.

Saturday Relaxation with Ginger and Dead Sea Salt.

Experiencing body scrub should not burn a hole in your pocket. Here in OiB, you can make the natural and simple body scrub which has the same benefits as the one in the spa.

Which one would you like to try first? 🙂

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Safety While Using Essential Oils

Essential oils can be much more powerful than you anticipate. I recalled my first DIY recipe using essential oils did not go as planned!  Safety should be first priority, while dealing with such hazardous substances.

I’ve created this safety guide in order to help you deal with essential oils. Read through and feel free to feel the blank in the comment area 😉

Including myself many have incorporated essential oil in the daily life. They are highly concentrated liquid; it is not carefully used can cause great harm. The essential oil with respect and follow me on this guide on how to safely use essential oils.

1- Never use any essential oil undiluted

The Rule number 1 is to NEVER use undiluted essential oil directly on your skin.

And this apply to whichever one you use, either lavender oil, tea tree oil or any other essential oil.  Why? If abused it can be very harmful for your skin and even may leave a permanent damage, you may not see any damage to soon but in the long run there can be. So just avoid that risk!

2- Some essential oil may have an allergic reaction to your skin

So before you try essential oil on your face or your hands, just test it on a small patch of skin. Most preferably on your thighs.

3- Do a proper research before you start using essential oil.

Some essential oils need to be totally avoided by pregnant women and those with problems skin is. Patients suffering from diseases like asthma, epilepsy or other similar condition should also choose essential oils carefully.

Some essentials are also sensitive to sun exposure, lemon, lemongrass, grapefruit to name a few!

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4 – Do not use essential oils in excess, when it comes to using it the less is more.

Essential oils are extremely concentrated liquid only one or two drops is what all you need. When I started using essential oil, I was using it to much and in no time I was facing the consequences. So using essential oils in excess is a big no!!

5- Never allow children to use essential oils without their parents knowledge.

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Rosemary | OrganicIsBeautiful

As mentioned above, using essential oil in DIY recipe the wrong way can lead to unexpected risk to your skin. Make sure to keep essential oil from unsafe hands. There have been many cases where children consumed essential oil, you definitely don’t want to end up in such a situation.

6- Never take essential oils internally without any prior knowledge.

Consult and do a research before you take them internally. Start by OiB, read thought more, and if any question, feel free to leave a comment below, I usually answer within few hours (Bare in mind our time different may be different, I am in Kuala lumpur).

Essential oils are highly concentrated is and should not be taken in without any proper understanding of it. Essential oils may be derived from direct from various food products like black pepper, lemon, clove, orange etc but it doesn’t mean that there must be taken internally. I am not saying that you shouldn’t, but you definitely need to do a proper research.

NOTE: Essential oils can be extremely flammable keep them away from any fire hazards

I think I have covered enough precautions before you start using essential oil. They are great product to include in your daily life but you definitely need to be careful. If you have any queries, please leave a comment and let me know.

Thank you for reading OiB, let’s all be caution and use aromatherapy the right way 😉

Amanda

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