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7 Powerful Antibacterial Essential Oils

Hello folks, you know how much I love how nature offers simple and yet amazing skincare solution! Well today, we gonna talk about essential oils!

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.

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#1: 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.

Amazed? Well, keep reading!

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

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Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful

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.

#4: 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!

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#5: 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.

#6: 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.

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Fresh and organically grown lemongrass | www.organicisbeautiful.com

#7: 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?

See you all soon, Amanda FB/IG @organicisbeautiful

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What are Hemp Seeds and Why Aren’t They More Widely Used in Skincare?

Hemp is a plant that is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species. Hemp is mainly grown for its widely used side products.

Hemp seeds have been dubbed as a “super food” because it is widely regarded as the most nutritious seed in the world. Hemp seeds have the perfect balance of protein, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes but have a relatively small concentration of sugars, saturated fats and starches. Because of this hemp seeds have numerous health benefits. According to one research, after 3 months of including hemp seeds in their diets, participants found the following differences in their health:

  • Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure with a significant reduction in the possibility of a stroke
  • Reduction in inflammation
  • Speedier recovery from disease and injury
  • A significant improvement in blood circulation. Diabetics found their feet less discolored and warmer
  • A strengthened immune system with a reduced likelihood of cardiovascular disease. 

Not only do the consumption of hemps seeds have amazing health benefits, but they are also used in skin care. Hemp seeds are used in an oil form and has great benefits for the skin. It is made by compressing hemp seed and contains essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids as well as antioxidants and vitamins A & E that is very beneficial for the skin.

It is important to note that while hemp is used to make cannabis, the use of hemp seeds and hemp seed oil is not counted as “drug use” and will not cause you to fail any known drug test.

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Here are the 3 Main Uses of Hemp Oil for Skin Care:

  1. Cure for Skin Conditions: Hemp seed oil is very effective for skin conditions such as rashes and eczema. Hemp seed oil’s soothing properties helps stop the rash from spreading. If your skin condition persists, please visit a doctor.
  2. Cure for Acne: Hemp seed oil is an amazing cure for acne prone skin. Add a few drops of neem oil, which can be found at any drugstore, and together with the hemp seed oil, they help heal acne scars and remove dark spots left after a pimple fades away.
  3. Oil Cleansing: Hemp seed oil does wonders to unclog the pores in your skin and thoroughly cleanse it. One of the main reasons for acne and oily skin is that our pores are clogged that build up oil which leads to acne. It is important that you thoroughly cleanse your skin especially after wearing heavy makeup or when your skin was exposed to the sun for too long.

However, hemp seeds are very expensive because of the politics surrounding the plant. The hemp plant is used to make cannabis. Before the twentieth century, hemp was widely used in most parts of the world. However, during the twentieth century the United States and Western Europe banned cannabis and hemp, which led most other countries in the world to ban it as well. 

Due to the controversy surrounding hemp, hemp seeds are often ignored when it comes to skincare. Besides that, due to the scarcity of hemp seeds and hemp oil, they are very expensive to buy.

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How to Prevent Dry Skin with Organic Macadamia Oil?

Many people suffer from dry skin problems during the winters. The reason behind this is the dryness in the air during this particular season. However, there are lots of other people for whom skin dryness is a continual problem. They are born with this type of skin and the application of cosmetics or soaps on it make the skin still rougher.

Macadamia oil offers beautify benefits for your skin. In addition to its moisturizing benefits, this nutrient-dense oil is packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that protect your skin and promote healing following sunburn or other types of skin damage. As an added bonus, macadamia oil imitates your skin’s natural oils, making it an ideal match for maintaining your glow.

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Macadamia | OrganicIsBeautiful

Although the Macadamia oil is quite thick and feels oily to the touch, it’s quickly absorbed into the skin, and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy or oily In addition to fill your skin with moisture, using macadamia nut oil topically firms your skin while maintaining a young shine The sum of palmitoleic acid that naturally occurs in your skin reduce as you age. By using macadamia oil, you repair your skin’s palmitoleic acid levels and reduce your skin’s rate of deterioration while keeping your skin tight and disappointing wrinkle formation.

  • Natural Anti-aging / Dry Skin Serum

You know by now how I love Jojoba Oil in my daily skin routine, and carrots and avocado when it comes to my homemade mask. Guess what!? Macadamia nut oil contains the highest level of Palmitoleic Acid than any other plant oil (about 24%). Palmitoleic Acid has many anti ageing properties, some of which have even been found to slow the rate at which our skin older.

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  • Healthy, Shiny Hair

Light and non greasy and loaded Macadamia Oil with several vitamins and minerals, it’s a great alternative to refill dry and frizzled hair. It’s quickly and easily absorbed by the hair follicle and your scalp, making a great treatment for dandruff even as ensuring silky smooth shiny hair – root to tip!

Leave it in over night for a strong hair treatment that will improve the overall condition of your hair and encourage your hair growth. Personally, it remains me of Ayurveda powders that also helps strengthen your hair!

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Macadamia | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Say Good bye to weak Nails

No one likes the look of broken, weak nails and torn cuticles. A small amount of macadamia oil warmed in the microwave, rubbed around the base of the finger nail can soften and moisturize the cuticles, help in preventing damage. This will not only help in improve the condition of the cuticles, but will also result in stronger, healthier nails with regular treatment.

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Some tips : You deserve a massage! But it doesn’t have to cost a wealth…Set up a quiet, peaceful corner with some candles and calm music, add some necessary oils to your macadamia nut oil and treat yourself to an at home aromatherapy massage. Try lavender oil, rosewood or chamomile oil for a calming effect after a long week at work.

***Naughty Treat

Everyone deserves something a little bit appalling from time to time…so after you’ve treated your hair, nails, skin, indulged in the delicious Macadamia oil and Carrot Face Mask and aroma therapy massage, treat your taste flower to some Dark Chocolate coated Macadamia Nuts….everything in control right?! 😉

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Is Your Skin Dry or Just Dehydrated? Don’t Know Well? Know It Now!

Happy Wednesday! It’10.20am here, and I am almost counting the hours to the week end!! 😉

We all have love/hate relation with our skin. Too Oily? Too Dry? It can easu drives anyone crazy! Today on OiB, let’s break the ice and start by the basic shall we?

Our skin condition of being dry or being dehydrated.

Are you not sure of what you actually are having? If yes, then this article is a must read because it helped me to find it out for myself as well. When I knew the difference, I could handle it well already! And, flolks, I made it easy for you and collected those differences below.

In order to know the basic difference between both of them, it is important that we know how both conditions rate or develop. Dry skin can be a common problem and might have normal to serious prolonged problems. On the other hand, dehydrated skin is an issue right from the start and can arise from different situations as well. The actual difference lies here that one is a skin type and the other is a skin condition.

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A skin type is what anyone is born with. This means anyone can be born with dry skin already which means this is a skin type. On the other hand, dehydrated skin is a skin condition and can happen due to changes and a few factors that have affected the skin to alter it. This also means that while dealing with dehydrated skin can be temporary, dealing with dry skin is constant even though when dehydrated skin is a problem right from the very start.

Dehydrated Skin

  • Dehydrated skin produces a lot of oil
  • It can be tight and dry itself too, besides having flakes
  • Dehydration is a worse condition because it is dry and dehydrated both (dry under, oily above)
  • Dehydrated skin depends upon the weather as well as your hobbies. This includes having a regular sauna, swimming or any other such activity.
  • The oil in dehydrated skin is not consistent as it can be different at different times and conditions.
  • Dehydrated skin condition can happen to anyone independent of their skin type being good, normal or sensitive.
  • Dehydration can also be caused if the wrong products are used for the skin which is why it can happen to anyone using a wrong cream, a wrong beauty care item or even a wrong makeup product. It can also occur by applying something too frequently or using too many products for one thing at the same time too. It can also occur because of lack of water.

Dry skin

  • No oil
  • Is dry and can be loose or tight anything besides not being flaky.
  • Dry skin is a normal condition
  • Dry skin only depends upon the weather and is independent of one’s hobbies whether they are swimming, jumping, stressing etc.
  • The oiliness or dryness is almost consistent all the time.
  • Dry skin belongs to a specific type of skin that one is born with.

The above differences are well enough to distinguish one condition from the other.

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Eat Good Feel Good | OrganicIsBeautiful

As usual, keep in mind that a good and natural skincare routine and healthy nutrition are needed to keep your skin happy. No tricks here 😉

Well, if you have some other tips of your own to distinguish, don’t forget to share them below!

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6 Ways Your Skin Can Benefit From Eating Pomegranate

As we know all “Health is Wealth” and for wealthy health, nature has provided us with so many
fruits that are filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which can benefit your skin. One of the luckiest fruit that filled with flavor and nutritional properties is “Pomegranate”.

This red fruit is considered as a symbol of hope and prosperity. People around the world consider Pomegranate has one of the most cumbersome and prized fruit that is benefiting human body. It wouldn’t be wrong to say Pomegranate is among the healthiest fruits on earth.

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Pomegranate | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Skin Benefits of Pomegranate

This healthy fruit has much benefit on your skin that helps in reducing the risk of all sort of dangerous disease.  Chinese call pomegranate one of luckiest fruit and for Egyptian it is responsible for eternal life.

6 Natural Ways you can use Pomegranate to benefit your skin: 

  1. Anti-Aging Benefits: Eating a lot of pomegranate seeds helps in reducing the effect of wrinkles and face lines. It has the ability to regenerate the skin and helps in maintaining skin health.
  1. Works as Skin Moisturizer: Similar to Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate has the ability to moisturize your skin. Oil derived from the seeds of Pomegranate is rich in punicic acid that works as skin moisturizer.
  1. Improve Cell Regeneration Process: Skin disease like pigmentation and age spots happens due to deficiency of Cell in your body. But with the consumption of healthy fruit like Pomegranate helps in protecting the outer layer of the skin and helps in regeneration of skin cells.
  1. Prevent Skin Cancer: Pomegranate juice destroys cancerous cells. Its anthocyanins and hydrolysable tannins contain antioxidant and anti-tumor promoting properties which help in inhibit the growth of skin cancer.
  1. Treat skin inflammation: Pomegranate is healthy fruit for healing skin inflammation. It polyphenols property helps in soothing your skin that helps in healing any inflammation when you eat, drink or apply pomegranate seed oil directly to inflamed skin.
  1. Sun Protector: it is sun protective compounds protect your skin against free radical damage, sunburn and other damages that happen due to harmful attack of sun rays. Actually, similar to Argan Oil, Aloe vera 😉

Apart from providing benefits to skin, Pomegranate has proved itself as a rich source Vitamin C that helps in providing healthy immune system. This fruit has a great source of dietary fiber that helps in controlling diabetes.

Pomegranate protects your heart and keeps it healthy too. Other benefits include:

  • Protection from Hair Loss
  • Helps in weight Loss.
  • Protect your Arteries.
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Pomegranate | OrganicIsBeautiful

Do you include pomegranates in your diet?

Pomegranate provides a complete beauty and health benefit to your skin and overall body system.

If we forget to include any other healthy beneficial of Pomegranate in our list, then feel free to share your thoughts and health tips in the comment section below.

ps – apologise for the typo mistake on my first graphic. One of the thing you realised while after you research, prepare,write, format, reedit and then click “publish” button.

Amanda 😉

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