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Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

If you are looking to use just one essential oil, this is it! Lavender is like by many people so today at OiB I will discuss uses of lavender essential oil.
You can use lavender essential oil in hundreds and thousands of ways, and to help with a variety of home care needs. Lavender essential oils have been used for many years now and while it is mainly associated with its health and beauty benefits, Lavender has plenty of home care uses as well.

While it is easy to find out where you can use lavender essential oil, it is still quite difficult to figure out how to use it. Here you go with some wheres and hows of lavender essential oil. Lavender can be easily used to refresh clothes, carpets and rooms. You can use it to refresh clothes.

Place 5 drops of lavender essential oil into about quarter cup of fabric softener, and then add into washer. Your clothes will smell like freshly plucked lavender flowers. Not only this, it will also feel softer. There is another smart thing you can do. You  can make a lavender sachet and stick it in your drawer to keep your clothes smelling fresh.

For sachet:
To do this, just add some dried lavender with herbs like lemon, chamomile or mint leaves and place them in a small pouch. Pouch can easily be made by using your old t-shirt and some ribbon. Just cut your old t-shirt into a circle, add herbs of choice, and tie up with the ribbon.

For refreshing carpets and rugs:
Mix 2-4 cups of baking soda with 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil. Put in a plastic ziplock bag and let it sit for few days to dry out. Once you take this mixture out, fresh, wonderful, and soothing scent will touch your nose. Then just sprinkle it over your carpet. Let it sit for like 5 minutes and then you are more than welcome to vacuum up. Your carpet will smell amazing and fresh after this.

To refresh rooms:

Drop a few drops of lavender oil into the hot wax of burning candle, this will give off a faint smell. You can easily find lavender candles at home or any store.

You can also make lavender potpourri with dried lavender, fresh lavender, and a few drops of lavender essential oil. You can add any other types of dried flowers or herbs if you want to.

For bathrooms:
You can simply make decorative lavender soap out of simple melt and pour soup bases. These soap bases are available at any hobbyist store such as Michaels. You can also obtain an unlimited amount of moulds of different shape. It would be great if you find a leaf shaped mould and then make your soup in it. Take the soap base of your choice and melt it and pour it into moulds. To create the enchanting fragrances of lavender just add some lavender essential oil like about 5 drops to the soap base once it is melted. Make sure you do not add it when the base is hot or else you will destroy the lavender’s beneficial properties. When it is cooled you will achieve some very wonderful smelling soap that will keep your bathroom fresh.

Conclusion:
No matter how much Lavender is beneficial for skincare, you cannot digest it. So, even if you think that lavender oil is a wonderful miracle cure, don’t ever think about putting it on your food! So what do you say about using Lavender in different ways? (other than eating of course).

Broccoli-its Health Benefits and Quick recipe.

Healthiest food in the entire world

Introduction
Today’s hot topic at OiB is Broccoli. Broccoli is another advantageous gift of nature.
It not indigenous to India rather it can be traced from Italy. The exotic and healthy
veggie of Broccoli is worth consuming and can be adapted to various forms of
cooking and cuisines.

Health Benefits of Broccoli:
Broccoli is one of the stunning natural skincare elements. It contains high
concentration of Vitamin C content. It is heavily loaded with Beta carotene, a very
effective anti-oxidant which destroys free radical of our body. You must know that
Potassium in Broccoli helps in reducing blood pressure of your body. The calcium
present in vegetable is very good for the patients of osteoporosis, as it helps in
building strong bones.

It is said that the darker in color, more nutrients it contains. Slight purple Broccoli
has a lot of carotenoids in it. It is also very effective source of folic acid. It helps in
reducing cholesterol because it is rich in fiber. Broccoli aids in controlling many diseases such as diabetes, various forms of cancer and heart related diseases.

Prudent uses of Broccoli:
You can use Broccoli in the making of mouth-watering soups like cheese and cream
of Broccoli. Try steaming the Broccoli to attain more healthy benefits. Microwave it
for a few seconds at high power and enjoy with a dash of pepper and salt. You can
also include Broccoli in your salads I must tell you that it tastes delicious.

You can also make your rice dishes more peppy and nutritious by adding Broccoli
flowers. Try making Cole slaw with Broccoli and Mayonnaise you will love it for sure. Broccoli Manchurian is one of the best dishes that you can make with broccoli.

Recipe- Quick Broccoli Stir Fry:

I am sharing a quick recipe with you, which has only Broccoli as the main ingredient, and will surely be a treat for all the vegetarians .

Ingredients:

 Broccoli flowers as desired
 White pepper powder 1 tsp
 Salt as desired
 Butter or Oil 2tsp

Method:

 Clean the Broccoli flower and cut into bite size pieces. Include the stalk of the
Broccoli.

 Heat the oil and add all the Broccoli flowers in it. Sprinkle the white pepper
powder and salt on it.

 Cook for like 2 minutes only on high heat while stirring it constantly. Take it off
once ready and serve yummy hot Broccoli Stir Fry.

Note: Never over cook your veggies to avoid lumps. It devoid many nutrients from
the vegetables. Broccoli Stir Fry makes a good snack when you are dieting.

Are you already thinking about making it for dinner?

Chia Seeds One Day, Chia Seeds Forever!

chia seeds – organicisbeautiful
chia seeds – organicisbeautiful

Have you ever used chia seeds? If not, you are missing a whole host of benefits! Honestly, if you try chia seeds one day, you will want to consume them for the rest of your life! They are just that brilliant!

Nutrients

Firstly, chia seeds are packed to the brim with nutrients while at the same time being low in calories. This means that they are brilliant for a nice and healthy diet. In a single 28 gram serving of chia seeds, you will get all of this:

  • Fiber (11 grams)
  • Fat (9 grams). However, the majority of this fat is Omega-3 which is very beneficial to your health.
  • Protein: 4 Grams
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Zinc

and …a whole lot more!
Basically, right off of the bat, they are going to be pretty healthy for you. These are regarded as one of the best superfoods on the market right now.

Antioxidants

One of the main reasons as to why people veer towards chia seeds is the fact that they are packed to the brim with antioxidants. These are vital compounds. You see, antioxidants help to fight off free radicals in the body. By fighting off free radicals, you will be able to improve the look of your skin (you will basically be kissing goodbye to wrinkles and the like), while at the same time also bolstering your protection against diseases.

Chia Seeds | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Chia Seeds | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Fiber

There are carbohydrates in chia seeds. Most people turn their nose up at carbs (you shouldn’t, they really are beneficial to your health). However, you will be pleased to know that almost all the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. Your body is not going to absorb this. It is just pushed right out of the body. Fiber is a good carbohydrate as it does not raise your blood sugar.

Protein

Proteins are regarded as the building blocks of the human body. You need protein in your diet. Chia seeds are an excellent source of protein. In fact, they have more protein than most other plant-based products out there. A high protein diet will actually help you to lose weight quickly. This is because it has the ability to reduce your appetite. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, then chia seeds are going to be especially good for you due to the high protein content in them.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Most people out there do not get enough Omega-3 in their diet. You will be pleased to know that chia seeds are one of the best natural sources of Omega-3. A boost in Omega-3 in your system will reduce stress levels, reduce your blood pressure, and even lower the risk of heart disease.

Honestly, if there is one natural product on the market that you try, do make it chia seeds. There is just so much goodness packed into them, you really can’t ignore them!

Know any other benefits of Chia Seeds that we haven’t covered? Post below!

Chia Seeds

Kakadu Plum – A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin.

Kakadu Plum - A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin.
Kakadu Plum – A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin – Organicisbeautiful.com

The Kakadu Plum, a fruit native to Australia, is one of those ‘super foods’ which many people seem to forget exists. This is a shame because it brings a whole host of benefits to the table. On this page, we are going to take a little look at the benefits of the Kakadu Plum on the skin.

Vitamin C

The Kakadu Plum is packed to the brim with Vitamin C. This is one of the most essential of vitamins for your skin. A diet high in Vitamin C can help with the following:

  • Helps to keep your skin nice and firm
  • Gives your skin a radiant glow
  • Results in dark spots of your skin fading.
  • Can fade the appearance of acne scars

In addition to that, Vitamin C can help to protect you from harmful UV light. This means that your skin will not age quite as quickly!

Kakadu Plum - A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin - Organicisbeautiful.com
Kakadu Plum – A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin – Organicisbeautiful.com

Helps to fight acne

The Kakadu Plum is well-known for its ability to fight acne. In fact, it has been used for this very purpose for centuries. This is because it is a natural antibiotic. This means that it is able to fight off the bacteria which causes acne. At the same time, it will be able to fight off the inflammation caused by acne. All in all, you are going to have firmer skin which has very little discomfort during an acne flare-up.

Antioxidants

If you have been looking into skin care products for a while, then you have probably seen this word banded about quite a lot. Antioxidants are vital for skin health.

Free radicals can damage the skin. Antioxidants help to fight these free radicals. This means reducing the risk of UV damage and pollution on your skin. One of the major benefits of Kakadu Plum is that it contains antioxidants which you won’t find in many other natural products. This includes Gallic Acid which helps to give your skin a protective layer and Ellagic acid which gives your skin a bit of elasticity. Basically, it is going to look younger.

It is a sustainable product

This isn’t really tied to the skin benefits of the fruit all that much, however, you will be pleased to know that the population of Kakadu Plum plants is sustainable. Many natural products on the market are not. This drives the price up and causes plants to become extinct. That will not happen with the Kakadu Plum.

Remember, if you want to experience all of the benefits that the Kakadu Plum brings to the table, then it is important that you only use 100% Kakadu Plum products. If you purchase anything else, then it may be laden with chemicals which may have a negative impact on your health. That being said, there are no issues with purchasing Kakadu Plum which has been mixed with other natural products. This way your skin really can benefit!

Are you tempted to try the Kadaku Plum after reading this? Leave a comment below!

7 powerful antibacterial essential oils

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Essential oils make some of the most powerful antibacterial products around. While there are a number of essential oils which are perfect for keeping bacteria at bay, there are seven of them which stand head and shoulders above the rest. It is these that we will be taking a look at on this page.

Number One: Eucalyptus

This has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It is often used to treat wounds such as burns and cuts. In addition to this, you can actually find eucalyptus in a variety of different dental products. This is because it is brilliant at fighting cavities and keeping various dental conditions at bay.

Number Two: Peppermint

Peppermint, as you may well know, is used for dental purposes. Most toothpaste on the market is mint flavored. This isn’t just because it tastes good, but because it is a powerful antibacterial. In addition to this, it can help to fight nail infection. When consumed (not via toothpaste) it can also provide a nice little boost to the immune system which will keep your health in tip-top condition.

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Number Three: Lavender

Lavender is a powerful antibacterial. It is used to treat a variety of different skin conditions. However, it is most effective on acne and psoriasis. In fact, this is one of the main reasons as to why you will find Lavender added to some of the most popular skin care products out there on the market. It helps to prevent acne.

In addition to this, acne is known for its ability to provide a person with protection from bacteria if they are dealing with a cut or sunburn.

Number Four: Tea Tree Oil

This can be applied directly to the skin. The others will, likely, have to be diluted with some other oil. Tea tree oil is often used to deal with skin infections. This includes warts, eczema, and acne. However, it has also been proven to be useful when it comes to the treatment of athlete’s foot. Tea Tree Oil is actually one of only a few products out there on the market which your doctor will recommend that you keep to hand at all times. It is just that useful!

Number Five: Bergamot

Bergamot is not oil that you can apply to your skin. Well, you can do that, but most of the benefit occurs when it is ingested. This is because it can help to fight off urinary tract infections, meningitis etc.

Number six: Lemongrass

This can help fight off bacteria in a number of different situations. For example, lemongrass is known for its ability to combat body odor, malaria, and bacteria which causes food poisoning. It also acts as a natural antiseptic. This means that you can use it when you are dealing with cuts and scrapes.

Number seven: Oregano

Finally, Oregano is an essential oil which has been used since ancient Greece. Back then, they discovered that it was brilliant at fighting off infections and bacteria on the skin. You can use it for the same purpose now. You can also use it to boost your immune system. It really helps that it is delicious too!

Are there any other ‘miracle oils’ you want to tell our readers about?

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