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7 Reasons Why You Should Try Hitchhiking

1. Saving Money On Transportation

This was the reason why I first started hitchhiking, traveling on a shoestring and using public transportation don’t go well together. If I can get a flight from Portugal to Germany for 20€ I’m not paying more than that for a boring 200km, three hour bus ride to the next destination.

2. Saving More Money!

This might sound crazy to people who are concerned about the “dangers” of hitchhiking, but during some rides I have been offered food, money, drinks, accommodation and even marijuana and alcohol, usually they are just really into helping me and making sure I enjoy my adventure, some people have also driven off their paths just to drop me off exactly where I wanted them to.

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Hiking Prep | OrganicIsBeautiful

Of course this situations don’t come very often, specially if you are hitchhiking with someone else. Although it feels amazing to be treated in such a nice way by a stranger you should be very grateful just by the fact that they decide to pick you up, so don’t expect anything else from the people who give you a ride.

3. Overcoming Your Fears.

When it comes to hitchhiking anyone who has never done it before tends to have enough misconceptions about it to keep themselves away from doing it unless encouraged by someone else.

The exact same thing happened to me, that’s why I want you to go out there and do it, after a few rides your opinions about hitchhiking will change drastically and once you overcome that fear you will feel more confident and even more determined to overcome other mental barriers that you may have.

Emotions are Contagious

4. Meeting Really Nice People

This is why I love hitchhiking! You will meet lots of different people and have many conversations with complete strangers. You can share your stories and at the same time discover more about the local culture or about someone else’s life, isn’t that great?

Of course not everyone is interested in hearing what you have to say or share with you their lives but countless times I’ve had really indulging conversations and learned much from this people and it also helped me overcome social insecurities.

5. Practising Your New Language

Please! Make sure you learn or at least write down some keywords or phrases from the local language. It’s easy to learn a new language and you can even practise for free with people who give you a ride by trying to introduce yourself, explaining where you want to go and even talk a bit about yourself in the local language.

If you and the person who give you a ride have any language in common it’s always funny to have a quick conversation in the local language, if that’s not the case be creative, talk with gestures or pictures, point at things, make an effort to break the language barrier.

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6. Save The World!

Every time someone picks you up the same amount of CO2 is emitted but more people are getting from point A to point B, this is what I call economizing. Can you imagine if more and more people start hitchhiking? Not only to travel on a budget but to actually do it on a daily basis. There would be less and less pollution, traffic jams and people would trust more on each other.

7. Experience True Freedom And Adventure

Hitchhiking is more than just sticking your thumb up and waiting. It’s the freedom of choosing where and when you want to go and never knowing where and when someone will take you there! It’s embracing the unknown! There are absolutely no certainties when it comes to hitchhiking, you never know what type of person or car will pick you up, how long you will have to wait or where they are going. This is what I call adventure!

When you don’t know what to expect you are living life in the present and experiencing everything in detail, you appreciate more the good things and easily ignore whatever doesn’t suit you.

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Learn about my hike in Indonesia last year on OrganicIsBeautiful

I have countless good memories from hitchhiking: getting invited for lunch in a hill by the beach, having really funny or interesting conversations, getting rides on cabs for free, pretending to be moroccan on a police checkpoint and many more that are yet to come.

Thank you Lucas for this amazing post, you can find the original article in their website.

What about you? What are your thoughts on hitchhiking? Please Share with me your adventures!

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You Deserve Your Affection First

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” -Buddha

Hello there,

If you keep waiting for people to like or love you, your wait maybe forever. In fact, for you to be able to accept and appreciate the affection of others, you need to give it to yourself first. Spend time, money and resources in taking care of yourself, not for anyone to admire you but because you love yourself and you want to show it to yourself.

The word affection is one that primarily describes our actions towards others and not to ourselves; as perceived by most people. But that is where the misconception starts, it is not only possible but highly recommended that you also have affections towards yourself. You need to have strong affections towards yourself before any form of constructive affection can grow for others. Now, most people always talk about how noble it is to put others before you, but if you truly put yourself last, we all know what might happen (you’ll die for everybody, and no one will probably remember you).

Showing affection towards yourself before anyone else might sound a bit selfish but frankly speaking, everything we do is for selfish reasons. It might only be a good one; for example making an effort to change humanity because of the joy and happiness of being fulfilled and impacting lives. Humans are often driven by rewards, and even if you do not know if you do everything for the desired result, so when it seems that you do not care about yourself you should take time to meditate on the reward that is compelling you to do so, it might not be worth it, here is one that actually is.

The most basic human instinct is survival and all the necessary things we do is in that regards, whenever it looks like you are giving up your survival for to acquire something or someone it’s because deep down you believe that you need that person or that thing to survive, for instance, some people derive their importance from other people’s approval, so they don’t mind doing whatever it takes to get it.  But that’s all wrong the first person

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You always need to remember that time waits for no man and one day you will no longer be in this world, if you live your entire life loving everyone apart from yourself you will realize, on your dying bed, that you did not live a life. You need to enjoy every moment enjoy them just because you like them that’s how to show the world that you matter most.

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Deep down, you know that you matter most and you know that every other person feels that way, so why do you hide it? Why do you keep punishing yourself to get on the good books when quite frankly speaking they don’t care about your opinion as much as their happiness?

As shocking as it may sound, some people don’t understand themselves and are not even aware of their true identity and that is because they’ve lost themselves in trying to love and be like others. You need to realize sooner than later that you are your best friend and no one has your best interest in mind more than you do, learn to show yourself love and affection and learn to interpret your feelings more.

Imperfections are Beautiful

In summary:

  • Be kind to everyone, starting with you!
  • If you do not love ‘you’, why should I?
  • Loving yourself is what liberates you to love others.
  • If you do not give affection to yourself, you will not be able to receive it from others.

Feel free to share your thoughts with other readers, I will personally love to hear from you. Cheers!

Safety while using essential oils

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Safety while using essential oils – Organicisbeautiful.com

Essential oils can be much more powerful than you anticipate. Personally I had many trouble using essential oils, also I have heard from many getting in trouble by not properly using essential oil. 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.

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.
    Many experts believe that, you should only use undiluted essential oil once you have gained enough knowledge on what you’re dealing with. Many people use lavender oil, tea tree oil or any other essential oil without any prior precaution, most of them use undiluted. If abused this 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. Years of dealing with essential oils, I’ve heard many allergic reactions and inflammation to certain oils. Should definitely be sure before you start using it.
  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. The proper research and consult with your doctor before you start incorporating essential oil in your daily life.

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    Safety while using essential oils – Organicisbeautiful.com
  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.
    As mentioned above if abused essential oil can be quite dangerous. 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. 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.
  7. Essential oils can be extremely flammable keep them away from any fire hazards

I think I OrganicIsBeautiful Signaturehave 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.

Amanda

White angelica essential oil

White Angelica Skincare

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Today on OiB I will discuss what white angelica oil is and how it had different benefits for the skin. For all those who have been asking me for the same, its good news for them as I decided to share my own personal White Angelica experience with you. This is why it took time for me to process your request because I wanted to try it on myself first. Let me first tell you what White Angelica is

White Angelica is made up of many different ingredients. It has so many of them that it is often considered as the one and simple solution for many power providing sources. It has Ylang Ylang, Myrrh, geranium, Bergamot, Hyssop, Rosewood, Melissa, Black Spruce, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Rose Otto in it. This is why the presence of many oils in one, helps to relieve stress and have a better health besides great skin too.

There are many different benefits of this oil for the skin. You can apply it as follows

  • A few drops can be applied on the shoulders
  • It can also be sprinkled on throats, ears, chest, wrists, neck etc.
  • This oil can also be rubbed in hands and put on heads too

There are many different benefits that I have experienced over time since I started making use of this oil. These benefits are given as follows

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White Angelica Skincare – Organicisbeautiful.com
  • Cleansing

Angelica oil is di-uretic. This is why it also promotes perspiration and brings about a little bit of frequent urination as well. This in turn helps the removal of toxins and harmful elements from the body. As a result, not only the skin but the whole body is cleansed and cleaned as well. The removal of these toxins from the body gives younger looking and fresh skin

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  • Protection

White Angelica oil is called Angelic because it is known to provide great protection of the person from harmful elements. It makes up for a protective layer around the skin which is why it remains very beneficial for the skin to stay healthy and good for the person who sprinkles it.

  • Moisturization

The skin beautification is also a process that takes place through the White Angelica Oil. It serves as a light moisturizer and helps to regain different functions beside the natural aroma

  • Smell and Appearance

White Angelica Oil has lots of benefits even when it is simply applied to the skin. It has a very sweet as well as warm and floral fragrance. This is why it always feels good as it can also be used for the same here.

White Angelica oil is also applied to different parts and area of the skin for many benefits. This helps to increase the outward appearance of the skin and adds to its blend as well.

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The above specified points are different White Angelica Oil benefits that can be guaranteed with the application of this oil. It also has many other spiritual healing benefits besides this. This is also why people should start using it very soon because it is very easy to be applied and taken advantage as well. Let me know your views through the comment section below.

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Sea Buckthorn Oil Herbal

Sea Buckthorn Oil, a Powerful Herbal Oil

Sea Buckthorn Oil Herbal Oil with various benefits - Organicisbeautiful.com
Sea Buckthorn Oil Herbal Oil with various benefits – Organicisbeautiful.com

With every passing day, Sea Buckthorn oil is getting increasingly popular and people all around the world use it for many different reasons. This plant can be easily found in countries of Europe and Asia, the fruit of this plant is main root of its therapeutic qualities. That’s why today on OiB, I will enlighten you with some crucial information regarding Sea Buckthorn Oil and how you can benefit from it to stay healthy and fit.

Plant that Purify your Home.

Nutritional Benefits:
To start with I will be telling you guys about the nutritional benefits. As we are well aware that many medicines use this oil in their composition. Thus, side effects is the last thing you should be worried about. The fresh berry juice has adequate amounts of Vitamin C, K and E, protein, flavonoids and etc. That’s why this is a very popular drink in Asia especially where the temperature is quite warm and humid. Furthermore, you can use its tea to prepare natural and healthy tea which also tastes good. Lastly, you can use the fruit part of Sea Buckthorn as fodder for animals. So, All in all, it is a win win situation for everybody.

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Medicinal Benefits:
As discussed earlier, Sea Buckthorn Oil is frequently used in medicines. It is particularly effective in treating burns caused by sun or chemicals. Cosmonauts in Russia use this oil frequently to protect their skin and body from cosmic emission. Oh! And it is very useful in treating eczema.

Agricultural Benefits:
The Sea Buckthorn Oil is to farmers what Superman is to Metropolis and the reason is pretty simple. You see most farmers use this oil to stop the soil from eroding and also aids in reclaiming land from nature. The benefits this small shrub has for the agricultural sector are too good to be ignored.

Sea Buckthorn Oil Herbal Oil with various benefits - Organicisbeautiful.com
Sea Buckthorn Oil Herbal Oil with various benefits – Organicisbeautiful.com

Other benefits:
Studies conducted by scientists have concluded that the Sea Buckthorn Oil is very helpful in the treatment of life threatening disease such as heart disease and cancer. It can also treat gastric ulcers and pretty severe disorders of the skin.

As mentioned previously, farmers adore this shrub because it solves their problem related to the farming land because it can easily grow in harsh climate conditions with poor soil and at the end leave the soil fertile because of a vast root system. Some business minded farmers also make additional income by planting it in their farmland.

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Sea Buckthorn Oil | OrganicIsBeautiful

DIY Body Butter
Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sea buckthorn berry oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • Double boiler
  • Container

Directions

  • Melt the coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler over low heat.
  • When it’s completely melted, turn off the stove and move the pan from the heat.  Add sea buckthorn oil and vitamin E oil. Let cool to room temperature.  You can put it in the fridge to help it cool quicker.  I put mine in the fridge for a little over half an hour.
  • When the edges start to get solid but before it gets completely solid, use an electric mixer to whip it for at least 5 minutes for a creamy texture.  If you left it in the fridge too long, just let it warm up at room temperature and scrape the sides of the bowl. Spoon in to a glass mason jar or other container

If this gets warm, it can melt.  It’s still safe to use, and you can whip it again if you’d like it to be fluffy again.  In the summer, I store it in the fridge because it stops it from melting and the coolness feels great on my skin.

Conclusion:
I have mentioned briefly some vital information that you should know about Sea Buckthorn Oil. This is a great medication with some impressive benefits for your health. Remember always have proper information before buying Sea Buckthorn Oil or any essential oil for that matter.

In the end I would encourage you to share your experience you have had with using Sea Buckthorn Oil and how it has helped you in your life.

Did you give a try to body butter? Tell me in the comments below 😀

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