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To All Honey Lovers !!!

Hello everyone, I hope your week is starting beautifully well. On my side, I am digging for new tips to enhance naturally our skin health without hurting our budget. Today, we will talk about Honey. Yes, Honey! Who knew it was much more that a sweetener for afternoon tea session?

Are you a Honey lover as much as me?

This article, written by BeautyxJaney is for you.

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Natural Skincare Remedies & Healthy Lifestyle | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com


Honey has been my facial cleanser of choice for the past 6 months, and my skin is loving it! The purpose of the honey cleansing method is towash your face without stripping your skin from its natural oils,while nourishing your skin with all of the lovely benefits of honey.

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Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

The benefits of using honey as a face wash:

Antibacterial, helps prevent acne
Healing, helps treat acne and discoloration
Moisturizing, hydration is key for maintaining a youthful complexion
Antioxidants,key for anti-aging
Gentle on delicate skin
Honey is perfect for all skin types, it moisturizes dry skin andbalances oily skin

How to:

Honey will not remove makeup so if you have any on you will need to take it off beforehand
Use honey as you would any other cleanser, both morning and night; rub it in to your skin in light circular motions, concentrating on any problem…

TIPS: It is important to use raw honey because pasteurized honey is heated and most of the beneficial properties are lost in the process. I like to use organic raw honey because it is the highest quality, which makes it the best option for my skin.

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My Results:

My skin is sensitive, combination, and acne prone. Before the honey cleansing method I typically had moderate breakouts, some type of small blemish on my face everyday, and occasionally those awfully painful blemishes, along with very dry skin around my nose and chin.

I began by only cleansing with honey for the first 2 months, and once my skin was dramatically improved I started using a gel cleanser in the evening paired with a clarisonic (see my AM and PM skincare routine.) My complexion is smooth, radiant, and my breakouts are under control. My pores are more refined too! However, I still break out occasionally, but my blemishes are a lot smaller and heal up faster.

Further tips:

→ If you have longer hair make sure it is pulled back tight, and if you have bangs make sure they are out of the way (I always use a headband)
I find this easiest to do in front of a mirror so you can make sure the honey is evenly distributed and completely rinsed off.
→ If you plan to let your honey sit for awhile make sure you don’t have too much on or it will drip!
If any honey happens to get in your hairline go over those spots with a damp cotton ball or washcloth to clean it up
Busy morning? Lazy night? Let your honey sit while you brush your teeth!

In few words, I highly recommend trying this out! If you’re not ready to set your current facial cleanser aside, try honey cleansing only in the morning or doing a honey mask a few times a week.

If you have a known honey, bee, or pollen allergy this isn’t for you, if you’re not sure, do a test patch on your wrist, let it sit for 10 minutes, rinse, and check if that area feels sensitive or has a noticeable reaction.

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The Rubber Tree and its The White Gold

It was during my first jungle 50km trail marathon that I discovered my first rubber plantation

It takes about six years for a rubber tree to grow to a point where it’s economical to harvest the sap, which is called latex. The sap from the rubber trees is processed into a wide range of products around the world, although the use of synthetic rubber has resulted in a decline in the natural rubber industry.

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Where does rubber come from?

Historically speaking, Brazil used to stand as the number one rubber tree producer. It is not the case anymore. This species was native to Brazil, northern Bolivia and eastern Peru. At one point the rubber trade brought in 40% of Brazil export revenue, all from wild trees. What about today?

Rubber is now harvested in Africa, Central and South America as well as Asia, the latter accounting for greater than 90% of the production.

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South East Asia Map | Organicisbeautiful

In the early 20th century, the British in Malaysia and the Dutch in Indonesia cleared large areas of rainforest to create rubber plantations.

A bit of history

Indonesia

Before 1945 the former Netherlands East Indies (nowadays Indonesia) was a colony of the Netherlands. It was in 1864 that the first rubber plant was introduced in Indonesia during the Dutch Colonization.

Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia is among the world’s most important rubber growing areas. Rubber “pokok  getah” is also grown in the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Together the 14 states produce almost 20%  of the world’s natural rubber

Thailand

The first rubber tree in Thailand has been planted by a Thai-Chinese investor in 1899.

Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka’s rubber industry began in 1876 with the planting of 1,919 Hevea rubber seedlings in Henarathgoda Gardens in Gampaha.
First rubber plantation in Sri Lanka
First rubber plantation in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, smallholders account for 63 percent of the area planted in rubber tree.

Beginning in the late 1970s, free trade zones were promoted in Sri Lanka as essential to economic development, and in support of the rubber plantation industry.

What does organic mean?

Grown without chemicals, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Organic helps retain the health of our planet and its people by: providing safe work environments for cotton field workers, eliminating the use of damaging synthetic pesticides ensuring soil fertility is maintained and improved.

Type of products?

Since teh 1950’s, as tire manufacturing becomes more automated, demand for synthetic rubber, which is highly processable and consistent, also increase.

Synthetic rubber is estimated to account for 59.8 percent of consumption and natural
rubber 40.2 percent.
There are 2 interdependent sectors:
  The plantation industry, including smallholders, which grows rubber trees and harvests latex that is converted into stable concentrates and raw rubbers.
The rubber products manufacturing industry, which converts raw rubber into value-added finished rubber goods. Some examples of goods:
  • Tyres, tubes
  • Hot water bottles
  • Auto parts
  • Industrial components
  • Gloves, condoms, balloons
  • Boots, shoe soles
  • Jar seals
  • Carpets, mattresses
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Rubber Gloves | OrganicIsBeautiful

How natural rubber is made?

All natural rubber originates in the Hevea tree, and it begins its journey when the tree is tappped. Tapped?

Tapping means

to make a cut in the bark of the rubber tree
to harvest the latex.

Latex is harvested by tapping the rubber tree in a manner that does not harm the tree. How?
The trunk of a tree is composed of different layers.
  • The bark is the outside layer that protect the tree, same as your skin protect your body from external attacks. It is about 6mm thick.
  • The cambium is the “blood” of the tree: it is the part that makes the tree grow.
  • The wood is in the center.
For a rubber tree, between the bark and the cambium exists another layer, called lactiferous vessels. This layer contain latex. Voila.
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Tapping latex from a rubber tree in Thailand.

Some facts:

  • When the cut is badly made touching the cambium, the bark closes up badly. It splits and turns brown.
  • No tapping is made during dry season. Each tree are tapped early morning on a regular and fixed-time basis.
  • After the tree no longer produces latex, it is harvested and its wood is turned into lumber

Reference

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Why you should not Throw your Orange peels in the Garbage anymore!

Next time you think about throwing away one of these peels, you may want to have this information handy. ↓Read below↓

Who doesn’t love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? They are popular with athletes because they can be easily eaten for a burst of energy. I enjoy eating one or two oranges a day most of the year for that same energy-boosting effect.

Grated orange peel, also called orange zest, is added to foods for flavoring – What about a warm Orange Peel tea for beverage? –  and also offers many nutrients, cleaning properties and potential medical uses.

In fact, the peels have higher levels of nutrients than the fruit itself.

Medicinal Properties of Orange Peels

In my earlier article, I explored the beliefs behind the Indian Ayurveda Medicine. Today, we will discover how Orange peels – called tikta (bitter) – as well as banana peels are used in Ayurveda and how it can benefit your own health.

Orange peels are known to improve digestion and reduce sluggishness in the abdomen. It helps to speed up your metabolism to naturally beat gas, and reducing heartburn, vomiting problems and acidic eructation.

It works well in perking up appetite and reducing nausea.

Skin Care Properties of Orange Peels

The acid and the vitamin C contained in the orange peel help even out skin tone and firm the skin’s surface.


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Beta-CaroteneBetaCarotene is an antioxidant in fruits and vegetables that helps to protect skin against the damaging effects of the sun.

It is a strongly colored pigment that imparts the yellow and orange fruits and vegetables their rich hues. Once ingested, it gets converted into vitamin A (retinol) which is beneficial for our immune system.

Vitamin A also acts as an antioxidant, it helps protect cells and from the damaging effects of harmful free radicals.

Beta Carotene is a derivation of the Latin name for carrot, as this compound was first derived from the carrot roots.

Vitamine C: Orange Peel is one of the greatest sources of vitamin C.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin. We can’t store it in the body, which means we need it from our diet every day. It makes vitamin C a vital supplement to help enhancing natural immunity.

Paula summarises below the key properties of Vitamine C for our body health:

  • Reduce the appearance of brown spots and other types of sun damage
  • Helps boost healthy collagen production (hello, firmer skin!)
  • Reduce inflammation and irritation, both of which cause a cascade of damage
  • Fade post-breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response
  • Increase the effectiveness of your sunscreens and boosts your skins defense against UV exposure
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Orange | OrganicIsBeautiful

The peel of an orange has nearly twice as much vitamin C as the flesh inside.

Dietary fiber:  Orange peel is part of the 4 common food you should eat with the peel on.

It is naturally rich source of rough dietary fibers, also known as NSP (non-soluble polysaccharides). For example, 100 grams of orange peel contain about 25 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of dietary fiber, 1.5 grams of protein!

Orange peel has about four times more fiber in it than the actual orange fruit that we eat!

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Calcium: The Anti-Ager.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and in regards to skin, a deficiency can manifest itself in dryness, itching, premature wrinkling, and an increased tendency to develop skin cancers.

In addition, calcium works with your skin to generate sebum. When you do not have enough calcium in your skin, you can end up with dry skin due to lack of sebum.

Precaution

Now, you know!  Orange peels have many health benefits to take into consideration. Both your skin and your immune system will benefit. However, it is important to mention that they are also very prone to accumulation of chemicals and pesticides which are rampantly used in horticulture nowadays.

For instance, on several occasions there are chemicals like rubbed or wax left on the surface of the oranges to make them look healthier and fresh. Buy them organic and 100% natural. Also, take the time to wash the peels nicely with fresh water.

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