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Find The Right Deodorant for Your Skin

Been using the best, the most powerful or the most scented deodorants but haven’t achieved the purpose? Here’s the prefect deodorant choosing guide revealed!

I tried so many of them but was miserable when it came to wearing a sleeveless shirt. Think, I live in Malaysia, a very tropical country. It is basically summer all year long! (I know you are a bit jealous, and I do not blame you for that 😉 )Hence I feel for you and want to put an end to your misery too! You could now stay sleeveless, strapless or get close anytime you want to! Today, on OiB, I shall also introduce you to one of my very own DIY recipe for a nature inspired deodorant as well.

Rose Petals | OrganicIsBeautiful
Rose Petals | OrganicIsBeautiful

There are many different types of deodorants available in the market. Some are chemically strong while others are organic in nature. There are also some which provide additional skincare factors such as repairing under arms skin, reducing rashes, irritation, black patches and itchiness. These are carefully formulated skincare deodorants which are very dually beneficial. Organic deodorants also stay long but they cannot mostly preserve your baby skin while people who want to be naturally beautiful, use deodorants that are most inspired by nature.

I have already mentioned here a excellent DIY deodorant a few month back. For more information and alternative, have a look at my benzoin Oil guide.

Deodorants or antiperspirants now control the bacteria or the breaking down of bacteria to reduce or eliminate the smell in addition to overpowering them with their own good fragrance. There are also some highly formulated deodorants that help the skin to recover as well.

The right one to choose should have the following:

  • It is recommended to use a roll-on for greater coverage and longer absorbed protection.
  • Use the ones formulated by doctors
  • Look for certified safe cosmetics seal
  • Choose rose or citrus influenced smells as they are stronger and much more natural
  • Don’t pick brands that list general ‘fragrances’ as ingredient, they are probably hiding hormone-disrupting scents being used.
  • Check for a low skin deep hazard ranking as low as zero
  • Aloe-vera and mineral extracts are additional features you should seek.

Make Your Own

If you think natural deodorants don’t work, then you better try this DIY formula which is a great skincare formula deodorant as well.

⇔ Ingredients:

Here’s what you need:

⇔ Direction:

  1. Take ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of cornstarch and mix it in a bowl
  2. Next, mix 6 tablespoons of coconut oil in it until they are well mixed and add any oils if you want to.
  3. Lastly, store this in a small jar or any deodorant bottle for use and enjoy your DIY deodorant well!

Now it benefitted my skin as well as reduced the odor thanks to the oil fragrances I added in it. The choice remains on people whether they would want to invest in making one such aluminum free deodorant or if they want to keep using those hard-on-skin deodorants that fly away in just a few minutes.

For more feedback on natural deodorants and newer DIY deodorant tricks, comment in below to ask me more.

Think, do you want to question me or do you want others to question your hygienic habits?

AmandaDeodorant

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Honey Skincare.

The benefits of honey extend way beyond your tea cup! Its wide-reaching benefits can boost beauty inside and out, contributing to a younger, smoother complexion, and it is perfect for every skin type, from the most sensitive to inflamed or acne-prone. Be sure to use raw, unprocessed honey, as it is potently antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Try these three simple honey beauty ideas to get your skin purified, plumped and glowing. Photo and recipe courtesy of TheChalkBoardMag.

Honey contributes to a younger, smoother complexion without any additions or additives, and is perfect for every skin type. You already know how beneficial it is for dry skin as well as dry hair. The beautifying benefits of honey can be experienced by even the most sensitive, delicate, inflamed or acne-prone skin.

NOTE: Be sure to use raw, unprocessed honey and your beauty routine will never be the same…

3 WAYS HONEY CAN BEAUTIFY YOUR SKIN

FOR ACNE + IRRITATION:

Honey is a potent antibiotic and antibacterial that acts both internally and externally. Externally, it works to disinfect as well as heal wounds, burns, eczema, acne and other skin irritations. One of the leading causes of acne is bacteria in the pores, so using a potent yet gentle antibacterial such as honey is incredibly effective in treating sensitive or acne-prone skin.

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Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

Manuka Honey Spot Treatment:
A little goes a long way. Simply replace your face wash with honey. Apply about 1 teaspoon of honey to the face and skin and gently massage the in small circular motions. For more pore-penetration, simply allow the honey to remain on skin for a longer period of time before rinsing.

For spot treatment, simply apply honey to inflamed area and let sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing.

FOR ANTI-AGING

Honey is full of probiotics, antioxidants, nutrients and enzymes, making it incredibly nourishing and the perfect aid in anti-aging – both internally and externally. Used alone it is an effective way to help plump and hydrate the skin, and prevent free-radical damage. Adding other potent superfoods, like turmeric, compliments and strengthens honey’s anti-aging powers.

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Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

Honey Turmeric Anti-Aging Mask:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 probiotic capsule, opened
  • 1 turmeric capsule, opened

Combine all ingredients well and massage over the face and neck. Allow to sit for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse.

HYDRATE + EXFOLIATE

Honey’s naturally occurring probiotics and enzymes make it a wonderful exfoliator without stripping the skin of moisture or its sensitive oil barrier. Honey is a potent humectant- meaning it can both draw out and retain moisture, hydrating and plumping the skin – making it gentle enough to use daily to promote clear, bright skin without drying.

Tumeric…! Is that familiar?! Oh Yes 😉 Recall our delicious turmeric latte recipe shared on OiB a few weeks back.

Yogurt Honey Hydrating Scrub:

  • 2 Tbsp of raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp yogurt (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp almond or coconut oil
  • For the face: 1/4 cup baking soda
  • For the body: 1/4 cup fine coffee grinds
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Coffee | OrganicIsBeautiful

NOTE: Milk? Really! And the answer is yes. The milk contains in yogurt makes it a natural facial cleanser! And, almond milk , an nutritious alternative, is known to be high in vitamin E, which contains antioxidant properties essential to your skin’s health!

Combine all ingredients and gently massage over the face and or body, paying particular attention to rough or dry areas and using the appropriate exfoliant. Allow to remain on skin for a few minutes and rinse. Skin should be smooth, soft and hydrated.

And, that’s will be all today on OiB. You will never look at honey the same way, right? What about you? I am curious to know your usual beauty routine when it comes to honey. I know there are many other properties.

Feel free to share yours. Wishing you all a beautiful day and a happy smile 😉

Amanda.

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A Fabulous Skincare for Oily Skin

Having Oily Skin can be a real pain ⇒ 8 Easy Step to kill that pain! Especially when you are constantly having bad breakouts. As someone with incredibly oily skin, I can tell you that I have done a lot of research on this in the hope of preventing such breakouts; and now I think I have found a routine that works well for me. I wanted to share this with you in the hope it does the same for you:)

1. Wash your Face

This might seem obvious but it’s surprising how much you can forget to do this sometimes. It’s easy enough to do when you have a shower, but you really should be washing your hair twice a day if you can. This way any build up of oil and dirt accumulated throughout the day can be washed off.

2. Exfoliate

When I was a teen, I didn’t really know what exfoliating was and I left it out of my skin routine. My skin was always flaky around my nose which caused more spots due to blocking my pores. When I finally started exfoliating, it took me a good year to find the right scrub for me. Now, I exfoliate usually once every week. List compelled by GingerFox.

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3. Moisturising

To be honest, the first time I read about moisturising oily skin, I was skeptical. I mean- my skin was oily enough without adding anything else into the mix! However I was completely wrong. As I have sensitive skin I use simple light moisturiser, and it works wonders for me.

Another option here- to avoid any chemicals contained within conventional moisturisers- is to use Argan Oil. The first day I tried this, it felt strange. But after a few minutes it soaks right in and it is really nice. I also add in tea tree oil to mine because it has anti-bacterial properties.

Me time - Beauty Routine with simple steps | OrganicIsBeautiful
Me time – Beauty Routine with simple steps | OrganicIsBeautiful

4. Face Masks

Face masks are an essential part of any good skincare routine- however they are often forgotten. I recommend using a face mask once a week if possible, to provide a deep cleanse that may not be achieved with your every day face wash and make-up removers.

A bit more, and you will get your own Orange peels powder
A bit more, and you will get your own Orange peels powder

DIY Homemade Orange Peel Mask

5. Diet

Diet is a big part of having healthy skin, because if you don’t look after yourself inside- your body won’t be healthy on the outside. Foods such as nuts and fish are good for skin because they contain essential vitamins.

Taking about nuts, I have concocted for you a lovely and amazing almond milk recipe that will make your skin glow naturally.

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Categorie: Wellness | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com



6. Drink Water

Drinking water is one of the best ways to rid your body of toxins. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water each day (2 litres).

21 Ways to Drink Water

If you aren’t keen on the taste of water- try adding in some fruit to it to give it some flavour. Lemon water is a brilliant way to cleanse your body and if you drink it first thing in the morning- it can help to kick start your metabolism.

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PS – You can also drink lemon water.

7. Primer

The first time I wore make-up, nobody told me about using primer. It wasn’t until last year that I decided to give it a go. If you haven’t used primer before- you should.

It basically provides a barrier on your skin and stops foundation soaking into your pores and causing blockages. It also makes your make-up go on a lot further.

8. Sun care

I can’t urge this strongly enough: look after your skin when you go out in the sun. Not only can your skin become badly burnt, but you can end up with age spots and even cancer.

Sunrise | OrganicIsBeautiful
Sunrise | OrganicIsBeautiful

It is really important to wear sun lotion before you go out into the sun and also apply after sun when you come back inside to stop your skin from drying out. Another point is that when you sweat- your pores get blocked and this can cause spots- so make sure you wash your body well. The benzoin could also be a good alternative to protect your skin daytime.

The Benzoin Oil, The Best of Aromatherapy

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That’s it!

I hope this helps you with your skin, thanks for reading!

Amanda 😉 OrganicIsBeautiful Signature

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How to Pamper Yourself At Home &…Naturally! (Promised, it doesn’t have to be complicated)

Walking into a health food or vitamin store is an exercise in overwhelm. And googling what you’re trying to find out can be even worse! Peppermint, rosemary, lavender…you name it!

As me, there’s a good chance that you’ve also purchased herbal teas, extracts or salves for a cold or a minor first aid situation. Wouldn’t it be awesome to make those same herbal remedies yourself? With drastic decisions come drastic measures. Making the switch over to an all natural and healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming. Where do you start?

Coconut Oil, my number One oil. Picture Credit: Google Image.
Coconut Oil, my number One oil.
Picture Credit: Google Image.

Here are 5 steps to make that easier for you. List compelled by Pure & Simple.

1- Eliminate chemicals in your foods

This one is the most important (that’s why it’s number 1!). If you only take away one thing from this, take this: everything you do for your body relies on how well you are fueling it. I said for a long time that I wouldn’t be one of those crazy ladies in the grocery store who stands at every section for hours and hours and reads all the labels. Want to know a secret? That is me now! Now, I understand you might not know what every ingredient is, so this might stress you out, but relax! A general rule of thumb: if you don’t recognize the ingredient or if it is a mile long, just don’t get it. The longer the label, the more of a chance there is for chemicals to be in it.

Here are some of the 10 most common chemicals to avoid if you are new to label reading:

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Yellow dye
  • Red dye
  • Blue lake
  • TBHQ
  • MSG (also called monosodium glutamate)
  • BHT and BHA
  • Sodium Nitrate
  • Aspartame
  • Sucralose

Note: of course, this is not a complete list, but this should help you get started!

2- Cut out sugary drinks

One of the mistakes people make is feeling as if they are drinking enough because they are always sipping on something, but rarely is it water. I make an effort to have 1 gallon of WATER every day. Anything else has to be in addition to that. Alternatively, you can kick start your day with the extra energy from drinking lemon water. A tumeric latter will do to [Recipe here]. Here are some things to consider:

  • Store bought fruit juices are usually loaded with sugar
  • Soda is junk. Don’t drink it.
  • If you are a coffee drinker, keep in mind how much sugar you are consuming with each cup. I’m a big starbucks girl so this one applies to me.
Limes can be an excellent substitute to lemons (Image credit: Centre of the Psyclone)
Limes can be an excellent substitute to lemons (Image credit: Centre of the Psyclone)

3- Exercice in the morning

If you are just getting into a healthy routine, this one should help you out. For me, when I exercise in the morning it is great motivation to continue being healthy for the remainder of the day. If I save my workout until the end of the day, I have a longer period of time to come up with an excuse to not workout at all.

4- Get yourself a basic starter kit of essential oils

If you are looking to make any all natural products to avoid chemicals and save money, there are some essential oils that are…well, essential. If you are looking to start smaller, here are 5 essential oils I would recommend for you:

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Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Thieves
  • Tea tree
  • Lemon

5- Stock your cabinets with the basics

There are so many natural medicine products that you will find yourself using more and more as you continue on this path. Here are my 5 favorites:

Argan oil and Coconut oil are both a must have. Because there are both highly versatile, nutritious for both your skin collagen and your hair scalp. As well as easy to implement on your daily routine like I do here. Talking about your hair strength, coconut oil is ideal base of Pre – shampoo or as a combination with Shikakai powder. India is home to traditinal Ayurveda medecine that I have discovred living here in Malaysia. Little India is two stops away from my home. How convenient is that 😉

Shikakai Powder acts as a natural astringent for hair enhancing its binding properties naturally.

Not sure what to do with Shikakai? Recall my tutorial on how to use Amla and Shikakai for your hair. Link below
Not sure what to do with Shikakai? Recall my tutorial on how to use Amla and Shikakai for your hair. Link below

Apple Cider Vinegar is always handy to have at home. It naturally fights against wrinkles and keep your skin elasticity uniform. I personally love it and pamper myself with it on Saturday [Happy Saturday | Pamper Yourself]

And, the last, but not the least is Honey.
This all-natural ingredient is good for so much more than sweetening up your tea or coffee. Honey is actually a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it’s retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.

Well there you have it. 5 steps to help you get started. I know it can be intimidating, but don’t give up. I speak from experience when I say it is WELL worth it.

Happy health, everyone!

Amanda 😉
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Eat + Drink + Papaya

Eat + Drink + Party Papaya ! Yes. I did it, I replace Party by Papaya and you will soon understand why. Lets cover first the basic.

The basics

Paw Paw (papaya) is a fruit that grows in tropical areas throughout the world and is easily available here in Malaysia. Most Malaysians enjoy paw paw simply because it is delicious.

Personally, its my favourite snack break! I though I will share with you why you should also add it to your dietary routine, as well as skin care! (Yes).

Papaya derived products are used for a variety of medicinal and therapeutic purposes both by natural health practitioners (Chinese medicine for instance) and in conventional medicine.

Papaya used in Chinese Traditional Medecine | OrganicIsBeautiful
Papaya used in Chinese Traditional Medecine | OrganicIsBeautiful

Full of Vitamines !

These are just some of the major vitamins and minerals found in large quantities in paw paw:
Dietary fiber
 Folate
Vitamin A, C and E.
Calcium, iron and niacine.

You get it! In short, the benefits of paw paw are simply enormous.

How to Make Papaya Leaf Juice?

Since the papaya leaf juice is quite bitter in taste, it can be combined with other fruit juices.
You can prepare papaya leaf juice at home by following the given steps:

  1. Take several medium sized papay leaves which are washed and partly dried.
  2. Cut them and place them in a sauce pan with around 2 litres of water.
  3. Boil the water and leaves, and skimmer without a lid until the water is reduced to half.
  4. Now strain the liquid and store it in glass containers. It can be refrigerated
    and stored for 3 to 4 days. But fresh juice is always preferable.

The juice should be discarded if it becomes cloudy. Alternatively, the juice can be squeezed by
crushing the papaya leaves after removing the stems and other fibrous parts.

NOTE Although this juice is extremely beneficial, it should particularly be avoided by pregnant

women.

Now that we know the basics, lets talk about how beneficial it gets for your skin. 😉

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Papaya | OrganicIsBeautiful

Skin Benefits of Papaya Juice

Papaya fruit is great for your skin and is incorporated in several face packs and skin care products to give you a healthy and glowing skin. Apart from the fruit, papaya leaf juice is
beneficial for the skin in the following ways.

  • Papaya leaf juice has a higher content of vitamins A and C in comparison to the fruit,
    which promote skin health.
  • Papaya leaf juice acts as a skin cleansing agent. This can be attributed to the presence of
    karpain compounds that inhibit microorganism and other toxins, thus giving you a clear skin and providing protection against skin problems like pimples, freckles and blemishes.
  • Juice of papaya leaves is effective in treating eczema. You can apply it on your affected areas
    after scrubbing.
  • Fresh papaya leaf juice helps in healing open wounds and sores.

Thank you for reading OiB. Did you check my post on how to green tropical leaf for your skin is highly awesome too?

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