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Usage of Tea Tree Oil and Its Benefits

Want to improve your skin condition using natural elements? Then this post is definitely for you.

Introduction
There are hundreds and thousands uses of tea tree oil. It is best known for skin care application, but the research has shown that tea tree oil can be used as antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral property.

There are over hundred different constituents in the native tree from Northeast coast of Australia. All these components play a major role in developing properties of this surperbe natural skincare product. The best quality of tea tree oil is that you do not have to dilute it before applying to the skin. It is the safest oil and is suitable for all skin type as is it considered as the concentrated natural oil. But if you have very sensitive skin then I would recommend you to dilute it.

Here you go with some suggestions regarding the uses and benefits of tea tree oil.

 Athletes Foot: It commonly grows in warm, moist areas between toes and the sides and soles of feet. It is very infectious and spreads quickly through locker and shower rooms. Tea tree oil is great for treating a wide range of fungal infections and symptoms, which includes athlete’s foot. To get rid of athlete’s foot, you can use tea tree oil as topical application. It would be effective of you apply 3 or more times a day to the infected area. Tea tree oil is also used in the topical treatment of skin infection such as ringworm.

 In the treatment of cold and flu: Cold and flu symptoms can be treated by using tea tree oil. For sore throats, it is a suggestion to add ten drops to a cup of warm water and gargle. Do this twice a day. This will help you in clearing mucus and killing bacteria.

 Sinus: Put few drops of tea tree oil in a steam bath or vaporizer or you can add 5-10 drops to steaming hot water for an inhalant. You can rub around sinuses. Using this treatment at the onset of symptoms will help in killing germs and bacteria.

 Gum infections: Use a mouthwash of tea tree oil by diluting it in water, it will help remedy and prevent gum disease and plaque. Do not even think about swallowing it. Small amounts are not considered toxic, though it can create some stomach related problems.

 Candida Albicans Infections: Tea tree oil possesses fungal properties which can help in clearing vaginal thrush and is of value with treating genital infections generally.

 Acne: Gently wipe the skin with a cotton ball which is soaked in straight or diluted tea tree oil. It will help in calming the inflammation, diminishing infection, and preventing new acne pores from developing. It does not irritate or trouble skin while killing the bacteria that aggravate skin eruptions. You can use it on face, neck, chest, and back. Mix a few drops with acne cleanser to boost its effectiveness.

 Head Lice: Head lice can be treated by adding then drops of tea tree oil to shampoo. The hair and scalp should be wet and lathered thoroughly. Use a fine toothed-comb before shampoo is rinsed off. Avoid direct contact with eyes while washing hair. For effective result must use it several times a month.

 Іnsесt Bites: A drop or two of tea tree oil can be applied directly onto an insect bite or sting to help alleviate swelling, itching, and redness.

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 Skin Irritations and Sunburns: Add several drops of tea tree oil to bath water; it can help reduce the swelling and itching from skin irritations. In addition the same method can be done to help the symptoms of minor sunburns.

 Bug Repellent: Bugs strongly dislike tea tree oil. The oil can be used against deter ants, roaches, and other pests. Put a few drops of the oil where the pests are coming from. You can also wipe your kitchen, rooms and other places of house with the mixture of water and tea tree oil this will make the bugs leave.

All purpose DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaner

Ingredients
 1 cup white vinegar
 3 cups water
 12 drops tea tree essential oil
 6 drops lavender essential oil
 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions

 Measure out the water, and then the vinegar. Using a funnel, pour them into your spray bottle. Add the essential oils, counting out the drops.

 Label your cleaner, we used these adorable little chalkboard labels, which come with a free chalk marker. Shake well to mix.

 Apply to surfaces as you would any other cleaner. Shake well before each use.
Aren’t you already on your way to make this cleaner?

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[Ayurveda Serie] Benefit of Ayurveda Powder for Hair.

  • Why do I use Ayureda powder?
  • How can you used it on your hair?
  • Which powder is best for you?

↓Read below↓

Ayurveda powder, a natural shampoo.

Ayurveda powders are known to be excellent natural shampoo that clean and nourish the hair scalp at the same time. There is so much to say about there health benefit:  body metabolism, inner soul, hair & skin can all take benefit from Ayurveda powder.

Talking about hair, they are great base for any pre-poo treatment.

Ayurveda powder, a natural shampoo.

What is a Pre-poo?

A pre-poo is when you apply a conditioning treatment to the hair prior to shampooing / washing so as to add moisture to the follicles.

It is best applied on dirty hair.

How to make your own pre-poo at home?

First you need oils and…some patience!

  • Oils.The past is basically set as a combination of different Ayurveda oils, or, if you do not have some at home (yet), a light/dry oil can work too. Jojoba, coconut/avocado oils are a good example.
  • Liquid. Usually water. Coconut mild can also do the trick. Plus, coconut milk is an excellent hair moisturizer and helps prevent hair loss.
  • Essential oils (Optional). The selection depends on your type of hair. Since my hair is prone to itchiness, I usually add some drops of tea tree essential oil.

Paste ready? 

When the paste is compact, it means its ready. Here how is goes next:

  • Apply the past like a gently massage before going to bed, it is a relaxing time with calming effect that help get away the stress of the day before a good night of sleep. I ♥ it!!
  • Put a plastic bag or shower plastic cap to hold it all together straight after shower and before jumping to bed.
  • Leave it overnight.

8 hrs later,

⇒ ⇒ The Pre-poo treatment is over and your scalp is now ready to be washed. Rinse with warm water. Next step: the shampoo!

Ayurveda shampoo, choose the right powder for your hair.

Some powder are better for oily scalp, others suitable for dry or dying hair type, we will go through each type and compare their results.

Aritha powder: also called Reetha powder (India), Soap Nuts (UK) is a powder made from dried aritha fruits.

  • Key properties: natural cleaner, antibacterial and anti-fungal.
  • Hair type: dry hair, prone to recurrent dandruff problems.
  • Best combined with: Shikakai Powder.
Reetna Seeds
Reetna Seeds

3Shikakai powder: Shikakai powder is made from the fruit pods of the Acacia Concinna tree.

  • Key properties: antioxidant (rich in vitamin c), prevent dandruff and other scalp issues.
  • Hair type: any type of hair.
  • Best combined with: Amla, Reetna Powder.

Brahmi powder : Brahmi powder is obtained by grinding dried Brahmi leaves into a fine powder.

  • Key properties: brain tonic (support brain functions including concentration, information processing, and memory.), rejuvenate hair (makes hair stronger and ticker), prevent split ends, reduce of hair loss.
  • Hair type: dry, itchy hair. With dandruff issues.
  • Best combined with: Amla Powder.

Amla powder : Amla poweder is dried and powdered indian gooseberry.

  • Key properties: antioxydant (Rich in Vitamin C), voluminous effect (curl power)
  • Hair type: dry, itchy hair. With dandruff issues.
  • Best combined with: Shikakai Powder.
Gallic acid is a powerful phenolic compound found in amla and has been shown to repair hair that has been previously damaged from dye or other environmental effect. LiveStrong

Note: Amla powder can also darken your natural hair color (with regular use), it is best to used in combination with other powders, such as the Shikakai powder.

Henna powder: Also known as Mehandi.

It is prepared from leaves of a plant called henna or mignonette tree (called the Egyptian privet tree in some part of northern Africa). The leaves are first dried and then ground.

  • Key properties: get rid of their grey hair, conditioning and thickening properties (It can be a good alternative if you are allergic to chemical creams) nourish and strengthen hair.
  • Hair type: dehydrated hair.
  • Best combined with: Shikakai Powder.

    Henna tree. (Source Boldsky.com)
    Henna tree. (Source Boldsky.com)

Cassia Obovata Powder: Cassia obovata is a plant that contains a faint golden or slight yellow dye.

  • Key properties: “neutral henna” (does not stain the hair), conditioning and thickening properties.
  • Hair type: dehydrated hair.
  • Best combined with: Amla, Shikakai Powder.
Cassia Obovata plant, India (Hyderabad). Wikimedia.
Cassia Obovata plant, India (Hyderabad). Wikimedia.

Note: Please keep in mind that everyone has its own unique hair texture. Herbal treatments can be drying for some, and it is recommended to first apply cautiously and following the right portions.

I hope you enjoyed this article that I tried to make as much informative as possible for the novice. Ayurveda treatments are great deep conditioning treatments for natural hair. If you have also tried did for yourself, I am really keen to know your experience, feel free to share it in the comment area!

Amanda

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So, I run my first 50km Ultra trail marathon last week.

The Ultra trail TMBT 2015 was my first Utra trail marathon. It was exactly 7 days ago and its actually feels like it was yesterday. It took me 13hrs15min to cross the finish line.

Not 10, not 11 but exactly 13:15min.

This figure seems surrealistic now like it was somebody else score, not mine. At the time, my ultimate goal was to do the best I can and completely enjoy every step (yes, even the painful ones) of the 50km.

It is NOT a half marathon.

→ First 21km marathon: MBII Maybank Bali Marathon (Edition: Aug. 2014). After months of treadmills running and park training, it was THE benchmark to test myself against.

I found it extremely enjoyable and well-balanced: running 21km was long enough to be a realistic test of fitness, physical stamina, and mental strength, but yet it remained short enough to be within reach of anyone willing to train consistently for a couple of months.

→ First trail marathon: Guang Nuang trail Marathon (Edition: Oct. 2014). I have discovered the joy of running in trees rather than traffic, around national parks rather than around in circles, and up mountains rather than speed bumps.

On the D day, it was never steep enough to be completely uncomfortable; you just feel like you’re having a good I knew I found a new hobby

→ First Ultra-trail marathon: TMBT 201 (Edition: last week). Set in Borneo, across the rainforest field of the Mount Kota Kinabalu.

I am not gonna lie, it was physically demanding. My learning outcome:  The mental aspect of running is so much more influential than what it’s given credit for.

What I am thinking about during 13hr15min of solo run?

I am not puking, and nothing is broken, so keep going.

Running an ultra-trail marathon is an emotional commitment. I cried, laugh, screamed, cried and laugh again. An endless circle. I’m a very goal-driven, results-oriented person (anyone out there agree with my self assessment?). What I do? I visualize myself crossing the finish line. It helped me a lot, especially during times when I felt very tired, the weather condition were terrible, and I needed to dig deed to find the motivation not to give up.

I bribed myself all the time.

There’ll come a point in the ultra when your body will be so exhausted that it will be all about playing the mental game. I learn to trick my mind to get more from my body. It felt like my brain was my boss, and my body its machine. My body simply obeyed on what to do and what not to do. My (virtual) self-proclaimed gift were (per order of difficulty): A trip to the beach, a giant chocolate brownie cake, or a nap.… whatever got me to go out and run.

Think of it as an 10km warm-up session, followed by a 2* 15km training run followed by an 8-km race.

I noticed something. Each time my mind was heading south, I became emotionnaly filled with self-doubts or thought of pulling out. Almost instantly and with no warning, it affected my body, drawn me down almost instantly. Hence, to avoid feeling overwhelming, I used to cut each step as a serie of running sequences, each set as a mini-marathon race.

Repeat after me, “I am having FUN”.

Getting to the finish line is part of the fun.

Yes, I said fun.

Paths are usually narrow and organic which makes for a truly unique running experience. There were no monotony.

During the TMBT, I could run over over rocks, tree roots and across streams. It meant to find a good balance between distraction from the outside scenery and mental inner focus: every step requires a keen attention making it a zen-like running workout. And to be honest with you, I usually find it a challenge to keep my brain engaged so I don’t slack off.

Step means you had to walk and not run!
Step means you had to walk and not run!

Would I do it again?

Yes, 100% yes. The pain following the race was completely worth it.People say that it is important to fill your life with goals that are worth finishing and eliminate the rest.

Well. Now, I agree.

Running is 80 percent mental, 20 percent physical. So goes the sports adage. It’s a reminder that our  bodies can go longer than we tend to think they can.

“If you want to be competitive, you have to learn how to deal with the discomfort. A lot of the heavy, good physical training is about training the brain to cope with discomfort.” Runners Word

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