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Tea tree Essential oil to get rid of acne

There is such a large number of acne fighting cosmetic product out there, yet I prefer natural choices. Safe to use for your skin and body and pretty much as effective,that it really can’t go wrong.

One of my all time favourite to-go acne curing product is Tea Tree Oil. I’ve been using it for a long time and it really works well.

Extracted from from Australia’s tea trees, this oil contains antibacterial, antifungal and germ-free properties making it a great product to fight many skin problems like , bug bites, infections, athlete’s foot and of course, acne.

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Organic Tea Tree Oil |

Tree oil is extracted by steam refining the leaves of the tea tree , which is local to Australia. Using oil against skin problems caused by an excess of oil may seem quite in-appropriate, but according to certain reserched its the best cure. Tree oil is best for fighting acne, but try it somewhere else on your body before yoou apply them on face, because some people have reported skin irritaion and itchiness after using Tea Tree Oil.

Here are the best three methods I use to fight acne, usinng Tea Tree oil.

Spot Treatment

I really hate those single spot pimples that destroy a generally wonderful appearance. As opposed to give your face a full facial, I select this convenient spot treatment.

All you need is some tea tree oil and aloe vera gel. Combine 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil with 9 teaspoons of aloe vera gel. Blend it and keep it in a container. Many people are keeping this container with them, and use it on their spot pimples

I use to apply a tiny amount of cream on the affected area and keep it on for 10-15minutes, this will kill the pimple causing bacteria and allow the pore to heal naturally.

The acne medicine

There’s nothing as remarkable as a decent medicine to overcome your skin problems. It makes your skin feel crisp, clean and keeps it fresh.

To make acne fighting medicinal spray, combine 1 portion of tea tree oil to 9 portions of water in a spray bottle. Shake it well, and then spray it on your face, neck or any body part which is affected by acne.

Like the spot treatment, this blend clears pores by killing the skin acne causing bacteria. It also help to overcome severe inflammation.

The Tea tree Face Mask

If you have severe acne problems, and of there is a severe breakout then tea tree face mask is for you.

To prepare the mask you need, 2 tablespoons of green clay powder, 4 drops of tea tree oil and enough water to transform this into a paste form. Blend this mixture together in a small bowl until it’s smooth. Using clean fingers, apply everywhere all over and neck and let it sit for 20 minutes. The paste will get to be dry in 20 minutes, but don’t wash it off! stay patient. You need to give it time to get absorbed into your skin.

After 30-45 minutes’ flush it off with water and pat dry. This paste can also be used for spot treatment, so don’t throw away the excess, keep it safe in an airtight container. It might come in handy.

If you are using any of the above three methods to cure your acne problem, the result may start appearing in a week. Other than cherishing your skin break-out and pimple free life, your skin will be also scented by the fresh oil fragrance in the tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil may be bit hard to find, but it’s the best natural cure out there if are facing acne problem. Don’t you think it’s worth a try? Don’t you think going all natural is the best way to overcome these skin problems. The above mentioned methods are quite easy, I always use them to get rid of my pimple problem, and I think you should give it a try too.

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling?

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? –

A lot of hubbub has been going around recently about coconut oil pulling, so it made me curious. After doing some reading, I was pretty amazed by the effects of coconut oil on oral health. So today on OiB, I would like to introduce the awesomeness of coconut oil, because you might be skeptical about this trend like I was once.

What is Oil Pulling? 

As explained on WebMD, oil pulling is a “type of Ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3,000 years… [that] involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil—typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil—in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.” The idea behind oil pulling is that the oils detoxify the oral cavity by drawing out toxins to create a clean, antiseptic environment.

I know what you are thinking. That sounds kind of like pseudo-science. But, recent studies have proven that oil pulling has many benefits.

Benefits of Oil Pulling 

A study in 2015 looked into the benefits of coconut oil pulling and the effects it has on plaque-related gingivitis. At the end of the 30 day period where the participants swished coconut oil, the results showed a “statistically significant decrease in the plaque and gingival indices” that was noted since day 7. The “scores continued to decrease during the period of study,” reports the head researcher.

The Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine published a full report on oil pulling in 2016 that details the following benefits:

  • Prevents dental cavities
  • Improves overall oral hygiene
  • Decreases oral microbial count (the lauric acid in coconut oil is great for this)
  • Reduces the stickiness of plaque
  • Reduces gingivitis
  • Decreases halitosis (bad breath)
  • Swishing strengthens the mouth and jaw muscles
  • Whitens teeth

Pretty cool, right? After reading the the studies, I could not wait to try it.

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How To Pull Oil 

Okay, first, let me just say that while 20 minutes of swishing is how the ancients did it, you do not have to. Next, remember to buy organic, non-GMO coconut oil for maximum results.

Here is how I like to do oil pulling:

  1. Pour 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into your mouth (either with a spoon or from a medicine cup). Some people recommendto dothis right in the morning before drinking or eating, but I say whenever it works best for you.
  2. Swish for 5-20 minutes. Because 20 minutes is a long time, aim for around 10 minutes to receive the benefit.
  3. Go slow. Gentle swishing and sucking the oil through and around the teeth is all you need.
  4. Do not swallow. Spit the oil out in atrash can. Never spit it down the sink, because the oil will clog the pipes.
  5. Immediately rinse your mouth out with same warm sea salt water.
  6. Brush and floss as normal.

Final Thoughts 

I was skeptical about coconut oil pulling at first, but I am astounded by the results. That is why I wanted to share my thoughts and findings with you today on OiB. If you have tried coconut oil pulling before, feel free to share your experiences!

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The Hidden Powers of Charcoal

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Tossing powdery activated charcoal into your beauty and health regimen may sound a little like witchcraft or voodoo, but on OiB, we know organic products are a special kind of magic derived from nature. The gritty black powder known as charcoal will cast a spell on your health, giving you a multi-faceted spectrum of benefits.

 What is Activated Charcoal?

Also called activated carbon, activated charcoal is a medicinal form of charcoal. As you may know, charcoal is obtained from burning peat, coal, wood, coconut shells, or petroleum. In order to make activated charcoal, regular charcoal is heated in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to become porous. These pores trap chemicals. Thus, we receive the gift of activated charcoal.
Activated charcoal has no side effects and will not cause allergic reactions. When kept away from moisture and away from fumes, it will last almost forever. Just keep in mind that activated charcoal does not equal charcoal briquettes left behind in the grill! That stuff is loaded with toxins.

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The Hidden Powers of Charcoal –

How Does Activated Charcoal Work?

This special form of charcoal works in adsorption (not to be confused with absorption, an entirely different process), which is the adhesion of atoms, ions, or molecules from a state of matter—solid, liquid, or dissolved solid—in the bloodstream. That is why activated charcoal is used for poisoning, drug overdoses, and bile issues during pregnancy.

Top Uses for Activated Charcoal

Before you think about consuming activated charcoal, I think it is necessary to deliver a Public Service Announcement. Whenever you decided to add activated charcoal into your diet, you need to drink at least 12 glasses of water a day.

  1. Alleviates Gas and Bloat

Activated charcoal works by binding to the byproducts of digested food that cause such discomfort. For example, I might take some activated charcoal after eating too much broccoli or onions. The recommendation is to take 500 milligrams charcoal with a glass of water one hour prior to eating. Your system will thank you!

  1. Alcohol Poisoning

In the First Aider’s Guide to Alcohol, activated charcoal is listed as one of the ways to reduce blood alcohol concentration. Also, if you think your liver may need to be detoxed after a heavy night of drinking, activated charcoal can help.

  1. Whitens and Cleans Teeth

Though it seems a bit messy, using activated charcoal on your teeth and tongue is totally worth it! The charcoal will adsorb plaque and the bits of food that stain teeth. It will also balance the pH in your mouth to work against bad breath and prevent cavities. Simply wet your toothbrush, dip into some powdered charcoal, then brush as usual.

  1. Skin Care

Want to pull all that gunk out of your pores in one shot? I know, it sounds gross, but activated charcoal will give you the results you want immediately. Be warned that you may break out, because all the toxins hiding in your skin will be brought to the surface. But once you begin to use charcoal face wash routinely, you will have smoother, healthier skin.

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There are many uses for activated charcoal, but these are my favorites! You can find powdered charcoal in many health and wellness stores, so do not hesitate to pick it up the next time you go shopping. It is an invest worth making.

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