aloe vera

How to make a homemade aloe vera facial mask to treat acne?

Hello readers, I am back with amazing news: Aloe vera is still my secret love when it comes to natural skincare products at home. Simple, versatile and highly powerful. Why not readjust our memories and share today a crazy simple DIY Aloe vera treatment for acne skin?

Aloe Vera is known to be a type of plant or more like an herb that has several benefits. Part of its beneficial ability includes serving as :

  • A detoxification herb.
  • A immune system booster by helping blood circulation rate as well as aiding digestion.

What about skincare benefits?

Out of all these benefits, one of the most used is skin-soothing ability and healing features. It is particularly good for treating burns, irritation, sunburns, and also acne. Aloe vera is a common plant that can grow at the backyard of many houses and also can be grown in flower pots. With a simple process, you can use it for a facial mask in order to treat acne.

Aloe vera in the modern world is now used in creams and other skin care product. No wonder it is called Plant of immortality in Egypt due to its multipurpose ability!!

Today, we keep things simple and easy focusing on 2 key ingredients. You will need aloe vera and lemon mask.
How to prepare aloe vera and lemon facial mask?
Lemon juice alongside aloe vera can bright of the skin naturally without any other additives. The following homemade mask helps to get rid of dark spots and scars from acne. Grapefruit or fresh lime can, if necessary, replace lemon. Please note citrus and sun exposure are not good friends, a good time to use this mask evening time, before bedtime.

Step by step guide – Fresh Lemon and Aloe Vera Face Mask:
1. Prepare the aloe vera: Select the aloe vera plant with thicker stem to get more juice, then use knife to cut the leaf attached to the base of the plant. Make sure you clearly wash in clean water.
Once cleaned, you can squeeze out the juice into a clean bowl.
2. Preparing the Aloe vera gel: Chop off the rough edges of the leaf.  Slice the skin like part of the aloe into two equal part. Scrape out the gel inside the two half parts and put inside a bowl.

Once ready, you can move on to the 3rd step.
3. Combining the freshly made aloe vera gel by mash the gel with lemon juice (precisely 1/8 tsp)
Note: Avoid using excess lemon juice as it might cause irritation.

Apply the facial scrub on your face and neck. Then, lightly massage the face with it. Leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes, then wash with warm water. Dry off your skin with a soft towel and then apply moisturizer.  Store the facial mask in the refrigerator in case there are some left.

Let me know how you go 😉

Amanda

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Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

If you are looking to use just one essential oil, this is it! Lavender is like by many people so today at OiB I will discuss uses of lavender essential oil.
You can use lavender essential oil in hundreds and thousands of ways, and to help with a variety of home care needs. Lavender essential oils have been used for many years now and while it is mainly associated with its health and beauty benefits, Lavender has plenty of home care uses as well.

While it is easy to find out where you can use lavender essential oil, it is still quite difficult to figure out how to use it. Here you go with some wheres and hows of lavender essential oil. Lavender can be easily used to refresh clothes, carpets and rooms. You can use it to refresh clothes.

Place 5 drops of lavender essential oil into about quarter cup of fabric softener, and then add into washer. Your clothes will smell like freshly plucked lavender flowers. Not only this, it will also feel softer. There is another smart thing you can do. You  can make a lavender sachet and stick it in your drawer to keep your clothes smelling fresh.

Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful
Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful

For sachet:
To do this, just add some dried lavender with herbs like lemon, chamomile or mint leaves and place them in a small pouch. Pouch can easily be made by using your old t-shirt and some ribbon. Just cut your old t-shirt into a circle, add herbs of choice, and tie up with the ribbon.

For refreshing carpets and rugs:
Mix 2-4 cups of baking soda with 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil. Put in a plastic ziplock bag and let it sit for few days to dry out. Once you take this mixture out, fresh, wonderful, and soothing scent will touch your nose. Then just sprinkle it over your carpet. Let it sit for like 5 minutes and then you are more than welcome to vacuum up. Your carpet will smell amazing and fresh after this.

To refresh rooms:

Drop a few drops of lavender oil into the hot wax of burning candle, this will give off a faint smell. You can easily find lavender candles at home or any store.

You can also make lavender potpourri with dried lavender, fresh lavender, and a few drops of lavender essential oil. You can add any other types of dried flowers or herbs if you want to.

Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful
Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful

For bathrooms:
You can simply make decorative lavender soap out of simple melt and pour soup bases. These soap bases are available at any hobbyist store such as Michaels. You can also obtain an unlimited amount of moulds of different shape. It would be great if you find a leaf shaped mould and then make your soup in it. Take the soap base of your choice and melt it and pour it into moulds. To create the enchanting fragrances of lavender just add some lavender essential oil like about 5 drops to the soap base once it is melted. Make sure you do not add it when the base is hot or else you will destroy the lavender’s beneficial properties. When it is cooled you will achieve some very wonderful smelling soap that will keep your bathroom fresh.

Conclusion:
No matter how much Lavender is beneficial for skincare, you cannot digest it. So, even if you think that lavender oil is a wonderful miracle cure, don’t ever think about putting it on your food! So what do you say about using Lavender in different ways? (other than eating of course).

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Тhе Wоndеr Оіl Саllеd Palmorosa Еssеntіаl Оіl

To all my readers there,lооkіng fоr а nаturаl wау tо trеаt wоunds? Don’t want to use those synthetically made immunity builders,yet want to strengthen your immune system? Wаnt tо асhіеvе оvеr-аll hеаlth thrоugh thе nаturаl wау? No need to worry anymore, аll уоur quеstіоns mіght јust bе аnswеrеd wіth thе Раlmаrоsа еssеntіаl оіl.

Неre is whу:
Among mаnу bеnеfіts thіs еssеntіаl оіl hаs, protection against bacteria and viruses is top most. Еvеn іntеrnаl іnfесtіоns suсh аs Urіnаrу Тrасt Іnfесtіоns (UТІs) аrе еаsіlу trеаtеd wіth thіs magical oil. Ехtеrnаl wоunds nеаr thе gеnіtаl аrеа аrе gеntlу trеаtеd wіth its use, whісh іs јust аs еffесtіvе аs thоsе thаt are рhаrmасеutісаllу mаnufасturеd.

Antiviral
Аnоthеr рrореrtу thаt thіs оіl hоlds іs thаt іt іs аntіvіrаl. Vіrusеs suсh аs thоsе thаt саusе mumрs, mеаslеs, аnd сhісkеn рох саnnоt іnflісt dаmаgе оn уоu whеn уоu usе thіs оіl. Vіrusеs аrе hаrdеr tо kіll thаn bасtеrіа, but fоr thе раlmаrоsа, nеіthеr vіrus nоr bасtеrіа аrе sаvеd frоm іt.

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Palmarosa Essentil Oil | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Yоur іmmunе sуstеm іs аlsо аffесtеd wіth thе usе оf thіs оіl. Ѕіnсе Раlmаrоsа еssеntіаl оіl еnсоurаgеs thе grоwth оf nеw сеlls, wоunds hеаl fаstеr аnd еvеrуdау strеss dоеs nоt tаkе аs muсh tоll аs іt dіd bеfоrе оn уоur bоdу. Νоw рrеmаturе аgіng іs јust а past thing.
Fеvеr is еаsіlу trеаtеd wіth thіs оіl, аll thаnks tо іts рrореrty whісh fіght against bоth, bасtеrіаs аnd vіrusеs. Ніgh tеmреrаturе wоn't bе а рrоblеm whеn уоu hаvе а bоttlе оf Palmarosa lуіng аrоund.

Fоr thоsе whо аrе lооkіng out fоr аn оrgаnіс wау tо kеер thеіr skіn аlwауs as great, thеn use of Palmarosa will not јust gіvе уоu nісе skіn but mоіst as well as suррlе skіn. Аll thаnks owing tо thе mоіsturіzіng рrореrtіеs оf thіs magical thing. Rehydration of your skin will not be a problem anymore. Time to say gооdbуе tо сrасkеd, drу аnd dull skіn. Greet your bеаutіful skіn. Palmorasa essential oil can help іnstаntlу rеlахе уоur bоdу аnd brіngs уоu tо sеrеnе рlасe.
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DIY Moisturising Mask for Dry Hair –

 Palmarosa 3 drops
 Lavender 3 drops
 Peru Balsam 2 drops

Method

 Mix all the ingredients well

 Start with Clean, Wet Hair: Make sure to comb out any tangles and put a protective towel over your shoulders.

 Apply the Mask to Your Hair: If you have fine or oily hair, only apply mask to the body of the hair, not the roots or scalp. For thicker or dry hair you can apply all over.

Let me know your thoughts,

Amanda.

5 Hamstrings Yoga Stretches

Hamstrings are one of the most important muscles of our entire body that allows powerful legs and helps us walk smoothly. Hamstring consists of 3 main muscles that cover from the sit-bones to the knees. They help you bend your knees and run fast. A strong and flexible hamstring is very important for having a better physical fitness.

With all these yoga postures, you can easily strengthen your hamstrings and enjoy its awesome flexibility.

  1. Gate Pose

Gate Pose

  • First of all, kneel down on the floor. Your legs and bottom should be straight up to your hips. Put your inner knees together. Keep your thighs to the ground perpendicular.
  • Then, stretch your right legs directly out to the side. Put your toes towards your right side while your kneecap points to the ceiling. Move your pelvis a little bit to the right. While keeping your legs straight, try to touch the bottom of your right foot.
  • Inhale and stretch your arms out to your sides parallel to the floor, keep up the arms at shoulder height and put your palms towards the floor.
  • Relax your right arm alongside your right thigh, ankle, and shin. Turn your left hand up and stretch it upwards to the ceiling.
  • Put your left hand over your head towards the right. Your biceps will rest on your left ear. Move your head facing towards the ceiling. Continue moving your left hip to the front and move your torso up from the ground.

Stay 1-2 minutes in the pose. For releasing the post, pull your left arm to draw your torso upside and keep your arms stretched. Afterwards, lower your arms and move your right knee next to your left to regain balance. Afterwards, push your right knee towards your left while lowering your arms for regaining balance. You can do the same pose on the opposite side.

Gate pose is effective to stretch both sides of your body – hips to the finger. It also builds core strength, stimulates digestion, and increases the flexibility of the spine, circulation, and respiration.

     2.Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose

  • Stand on your feet, keeping them wide apart about 3 feet. Put your right toes towards your right wall and your left toes inwardly a little bit. As you inhale, push your left hips to your left while sliding both of your arms to the right, aligning parallel to the floor.
  • As you exhale, start moving your arms only. Elevate your left arm while putting your right hand on the right leg. Keep your palms forward.
  • Push with your feet while pulling up your knee caps. Keep your legs be strong. Touch the fingertips away from each other while your arms along with your shoulder create a straight line up-to-bottom, like the picture.

In the state, hold on for 5-10 breaths. Depending on your stamina and flexibility, you can hold longer. After that, release the pose by returning into a 5 pointed stars position. Continue the same steps on the other side.

This pose engages all the parts of your body. It stretches your hamstrings, reinforces the core, releases the hips and shoulders and most of all, and stretches your legs.

      3.Intense Sliding Stretch

           Pose – 1      

    Pose – 2

 

  • Starting from the Mountain Pose, step your left foot back, making a V like shape with 45° angles. Both of your legs should be straight.
  • As you exhale, make sure that your feet stick to the ground. As you inhale, widen your toes, allowing your legs to be activated. Keep your legs strong and as you exhale, move the tops of your thighs backward while widening your sitting bones apart.
  • Move your right hip backward while your left hip forward. As you exhale, stretch your legs further through your bones.
  • With an inhalation, pull your chest up. As you exhale, stretch your spine by bending your body from your hips. Put your hands on the both sides of your right leg. If you want a better stretch, you can bend your elbows to reach the deeper bend.

Hold the pose for several breaths, maintaining the stretch of your spine and your hamstrings. To return back to normal, step forward with your right leg into Standing Forward Bend. Then, continue the steps on your left side.

If you feel too much pressure on your hamstrings, you can follow the “Pose – 1” to get accumulated with the pose. This pose with strengthens your hamstring while making it loose for more flexibility.

       4.Head to Knee Forward Fold

Head to Knee Forward Fold

  • After sitting on the floor, extend your legs to your front. Inhale and bend your left leg, bring your left foot to the inside of your right thigh and keep your left knee on the floor.
  • Keep your right leg in the center and put the toes pointing to the ceiling. While keeping your spine long, move your torso putting your chest and navel. Line up with the center of your right leg. Stretch both of your hands to a side of your right leg. Exhale and fold your torso forward, rest your hands on either side of your right leg, keeping your elbow up and off the floor.
  • Bend your torso forward as much you can, let your lower belly touch the thing first, then your chest and lastly, your nose and head.

Stay in the pose for 1-3 minutes and come up with an inhalation. Hold for about 30-60 seconds. To release the pose, draw your tailbone towards the ground as you inhale and lift your torso. Extend your left leg and repeat the instructions on the opposite side.

With regular practice, this pose your groins and hamstrings will loosen up. One thing keeps in mind, never force yourself in the pose.

      5. Reclining Hamstring Stretch

                          Reclining Hamstring Stretch

  • Lie down on your backs while keeping your legs relaxed and straight and arms relaxing on your sides. Just breathe normally.
  • Raise your right leg as high as you can while keeping your pelvis straight on the ground. Let your leg move straight towards your head as much as possible. Relax your foot to stretch your calf muscles as well.
  • Use a yoga strap or a towel on your foot. With the strap, pull your leg further towards your head. When you’re likely to reach your limit, hold for about 10-20 seconds.

After the pose, just release your leg, let it relax on the ground. Start again with your leg.

This is extremely helpful for your hamstrings. It’ll increase the flexibility while making it stronger, allowing fewer chances of getting injuries and muscle pulls.

Thank you,

AmandaOrganicIsBeautiful Signature

 

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.

    Safety while using essential oils - Organicisbeautiful.com
    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

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