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Everything About Almonds

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I love this one. “Want to boost your memory, eat a handful of Almonds everyday”. This is the
tip that has become a norm.

Botanically speaking, almond belongs to the family of the peach, plum and the cherry. This
species of the tree is a native to Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent. However, according to some sources the origin of almond is accredited to Central Asia and China. In the Mediterranean region specifically in some parts of Levant, the almonds are considered to be the first to be in the region. You can find their traces in history all the way to the Bible.

Skin Types and Almonds
It is one of the most amazing things about almond that it is good for every type of skin.

 Almonds can have a blooming effect on a normal skin.

 Oily skin attracts too much dirt and it can be addressed by applying an almond face
pack.

 For sensitive skin, almonds are the best choice because they do not contain any acidic
nutrient. Not only this but also almonds contain antioxidants due to which they can
thwart the unwelcomed microbes.

 Applying almond oil on an oily skin gives the best results.

Main Benefits of Almonds. Almonds are considered as the memory booster and this is not without reason. Here are some remarkable benefits of almonds.

 Enriched with Lots of Nutrients. Almonds can be termed as the nutrient factory as they contain fiber, protein, fat, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, vitamin B2, carbs, and phytic acid all in one seed. All these nutrients are very important for the nourishment of human body.

 Prevent Ageing and Disease
Almonds are a great source of antioxidants which help protect against oxidative stress, which are a danger to molecules and can be a reason for ageing and diseases like cancer. Furthermore, they alleviate oxidative stress.

 Help Prevent Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
Almonds are filled with Vitamin E which, according to a study, when taken aplenty can help prevent heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

 Control Blood Sugar
Almonds are a perfect combination for diabetics as they contain lesser carbs, more healthy fats, fibers and protein. Furthermore, they contain a high amount of magnesium which is involved in blood sugar control according to a recent study.

 Beneficial for Blood Pressure
Magnesium in this seed not only controls the blood sugar but also the blood pressure levels. According to a number of studies mitigating magnesium deficiency helps reduce the blood pressure.

Traditional Skincare Usage
 Almond is frequently used in cosmetics.
 Its oil has also been used for massages.
 Oil extracted from almonds is good for treating stretch marks and scars.
 Being anti-inflammatory, it is also used for digestion purposes.

Precautions
 Don’t use almonds if you are allergic to them.
 Almonds belong to the group that can cause oral allergy syndrome, thus if you have a reaction after consuming almonds, consult a doctor immediately.

Simple Recipe for Skincare
Take 6 or 7 almonds (soaked overnight), ground them in a granular form after peeling their outer skin. Add an essential oil, mix it and then rub it on your face in circles. Then wash your face with lukewarm water.

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Simple Homemade Body Scrub

There is no better feeling than touching a freshly scrubbed skin. Scrubbing leaves the skin smooth and feels fresh as well as exfoliate the dead skin layers which give healthy glow. Some of us may have the budget and time to spend a lovely weekend in a spa. Unfortunately, not all of us have the privilege for such luxury. Even though you have no time and budget to spend time at the spa; it does not mean that you cannot get a nice scrub and spa time at home.

Making a homemade body scrub is very simple. In fact, you can even use the ingredients that usually found in the kitchen. Forget the expensive spa or commercial body scrubs which full with chemical ingredients; here is some simple homemade body scrub that you can try.

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Salt Ready For Body Scrub | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

SALT AND LEMON BODY SCRUB
Lemon, as you know, is rich in vitamin C and antioxidant which is definitely good for the skin. In addition, lemon also has skin brightening agent that can make your skin brighter and glow. To make this scrub, you are going to need:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup oil of your choice such as olive, coconut, grape seed, sunflower seed, and much more.
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice

Mix the coarse sea salt and oil in a mixing bowl. And then add in lemon juice and continue stirring until you have the right consistency. It should not too runny or too thick, but the consistency should in between both. Store the mixture in a lidded jar and keep in the fridge. I usually use it as body scrub; I wet my body under the shower and the use the scrub to massage all over the body in circular motion and gentle. And then rinse thoroughly and pat dry. I also usually use moisturizer for smoother skin.

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COFFEE SCRUB
You know my secret love affair with coffee in my am routine? Its either coffee, turmeric latte or delicious infused water! Coffee is more than just a mood booster in the morning. The next time you make morning coffee, you can use the coffee grounds for a wonderful body scrub. Coffee scrub helps prevent the appearance of cellulite as well as make the skin smoother. To make this body scrub, you will need:

  • ½ cup grounded coffee
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • One or two teaspoons of olive oil

Mix the coffee grounds and coconut oil in a mixing bowl. And then add in the olive oil until you get the right consistency. Store the mixture in a lidded jar and keep fridge.

AVOCADO AND ALMOND SCRUB
Forget about salsa for a while and use the avocado for a hearty scrub.
Avocado is rich in vitamin E which can moisture your skin. For this body scrub you will need:

  • 1 ripe avocado in medium size, peeled and mashed
  • ¾ to 1 cup grounded oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup grounded almonds.

Mix all the ingredients in mixing bowl and then use it to massage the body from head to toe. Massage in a circular motion and then rinse thoroughly. Since this scrub is rich in moisturizer, make sure to rub/clean the shower/tub afterward.

Saturday Relaxation with Ginger and Dead Sea Salt.

Experiencing body scrub should not burn a hole in your pocket. Here in OiB, you can make the natural and simple body scrub which has the same benefits as the one in the spa.

Which one would you like to try first? 🙂

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