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Types of Salts

The Different Types of Salts

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Today in OiB, I’m thinking about Salt. Salt is one of the most basic ingredients of life. It is the basic unit and also has many different types. It has a lot of varieties and uses as well. The different types are given below:

  • Iodized Table Salt

This type is the most known type of all salts as it is used at home in ordinary cooking. It is normally present at the table for sprinkling over foods. The salt is mixed by manufacturers with the iodine mineral which is why it is called as iodized salt. It helps to do away with diseases that are related to iodine deficiencies and lack of iodine through diet as well such as Hypothyroidism, etc. However, the amount should not also be taken in excess as well.

  • Sea Salt

As the name indicates, sea water is evaporated to get this type of salt which is made up of crystals that are larger than the normal iodized table salt. The crystals are also rougher in comparison whereas it is extracted in many places all over the world. Fleur de sel or Flower of salt is extracted in the France region through a manual method. It involves scarping of the topmost layer through scraping before it starts sinking at the bottom of the large salt pan. It is just as if the cream is taken above all and is therefore the most expensive salts of all.

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Dead Sea Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful

The one extracted from the Celtic Sea is known as the Celtic Sea Salt that is extracted using a 2,000-year-old method in Brittany, France.

  • Pickling Salt

Pickling is something which adds zest and spice to life. This type of salt has no additives in it and is used to pickle foods as brines. It is because of this no additive technology that the liquid does not come up like in table salt which has additives and anti-caking agent in it.

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  • Kosher Salt

Kosher salt is so named so because it is normally used when someone is making kosher meat. It has crystals that are rougher as well as bigger besides being irregular in shape. Kosher meat preparation requires driving out all the blood of the animal through cooking first and kosher salt no doubt does that. It is also a choice of many cooks because of its lighter flavor and lesser level of additives too.

  • Himalayan Pink Salt

Found within the Himalayan Range, the fossilized salt form the sea is pink because it is truly rich in Iron and more expensive than normal salt as it is healthier and pure as well.

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Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Black Salt

Black salt is not actually black in color but pinkish grey in color. It is actually a spice found in Southeast Asia in India and has a very strong Sulphur smell. It is also used in the US to give an egg-like flavor to dishes.

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Since most of the salt we consume is not pure like Fleur de sel hence it should not be consumed too much as excess of everything is surely bad for all. What do you think of salt and which type you use the most, and why?

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5 Essentials Oils for Muscles Pain and Cramps

Are you suffering from aches and pains in your muscles? Well, you can always head for the painkillers. That is a quick way out, however, painkillers are not good for your system. Instead, you should opt for some natural products. On this page, we are going to look at five essential oils which have been used time and time again by those who are looking to eliminate their muscle pain once and for all!

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Lavender
When it comes to oils, lavender seems to be the ‘jack of all trades’. It can help a person in a multitude of different ways. When it comes to dealing with muscle pain and cramps, it can help to reduce inflammation. In addition to that, it can boost circulation to the impacted area which will drastically reduce the amount of pain that you are dealing with. To cap it all off, the swelling will go down. This can make it far easier to walk!

Rosemary
Rosemary is another essential oil which seems to have a whole host of benefits. It seems to work best with those who are suffering from arthritis and other conditions which may make their joints hurt.

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Rosemary | OrganicIsBeautiful

However, that is not to say that it can’t be used by anybody else. In fact, it frequently is. If you apply it directly to the impacted area, you will experience very quick pain relief!

Black Pepper
Not many people out there seem to know that black pepper essential oil exists, but it does, and it works remarkably well when it comes to aches and pains in your muscles. Just like if you ate black pepper, the oil will provide a nice warming effect on the impacted area. This helps to boost circulation and that, ultimately, reduces pain. There are actually many athletes out there who use black pepper essential oil on a regular basis. This is not because they are suffering from pain, but it is because if you apply the black pepper to the impacted area ‘pre-workout’, you will be able to prevent ‘after exercise’ pain.

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Back Pepper | OrganicIsBeautiful

Thyme
Thyme is another essential oil which has a warming impacted on the muscles. It is great for those who may be suffering from high blood pressure at the same time. This is because thyme can be used to lower blood presume while at the same time boosting circulation in the body. Most people find that thyme is particularly effective when the injury being treated is sport related.

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Ginger
Finally, we are going to talk about ginger essential oils. Ginger is great if your muscle is constantly going through spasms. It has a great calming impact on the muscles. In addition to this, it provides a nice amount of warmth to the muscles, boosting circulation.

Remember, this is just a quick guide to essential oils for dealing with muscle pain. There are plenty of other options out there that you can use. However, we feel as though this list is a brilliant starting point for anybody looking to alleviate their symptoms!

Do you have any other tips for dealing with muscle pain and cramps? Ginger thym rosemary 

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2 DIY Recipes for Dry Skin Problems

Winter brings the cold and dry weather which makes the skin flaky and dry. It sucks out the smoothness and moisture in the skin. Even though winter is not the only cause of dry skin; there are some other factors which are associated with dry skin such as nutritional deficiency, aging, and much more. Some of us may not take dry skin issues seriously because there are numbers of moisturizers and lotions available in the market. But, do you know that those kinds of lotions contain chemical ingredients which may make the dry skin conditions worse?

So, what is the solution to treat dry skin? Well, today on OiB, I am going to reveal natural DIY recipes for dry skin problems. If you have dry skin, you can use these recipes to bring back the skin’s moisture.

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Milk treatment | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Milk

Milk has been the secret for beautiful skin for centuries. Even the famous Cleopatra is known to bath with milk which results in the healthy and glowing skin. Milk contains lactic acid which helps skin exfoliating and preserves the skin’s pH levels. For dry skin issue, milk works like magic because it is an excellent moisturizer. For deep moisturizer, I usually use:

  • Mix a teaspoon or two teaspoons of milk cream with some drops of lemon juice. Rub the mixture on the hands, legs, and other dry skin areas. Leave the mixture for some minutes and then take a shower.
  • Combine three or four tablespoons of flour and some milk cream into a thick paste. Apply the mixture in hands, legs, face, and other dry skin areas and leave the mixture for 15 minutes. I usually rinse the milk mask with lukewarm water and repeat the step once a day.
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Oil Therapy | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Oil therapy

When it comes to dry skin natural remedies, the best treatment that you can get is oil therapy. Applying oil or essential oil into the dry skin area will help restore the moisture in the skin. Oil therapy is not limited to certain oil selection only; in fact, you can use any oil that is available in the kitchen such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, almond oil, and much more. I love applying olive oil or grape seed oil and give light massage to the body and then head for the shower. Heating the oil before applying to the body is also a good choice if you have some more free time. After the shower, I also apply a light moisturizer or sunscreen for sunscreen prevention.

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What to avoid?

When having dry skin, there are some points to avoid which are using scented soap and also avoid alcohol and caffeine. Scented soap and detergent are known for having irritant substances which can cause skin dry and irritation. It contains lots of chemical substances compared to the unscented products. In addition, to prevent dry skin, I also limit the alcohol and caffeine consumption because it makes the body dehydration. I drink more plain water to keep the skin healthy and moisturized from within.

Dry skin is indeed annoying; but with the right treatment, you can eliminate it and restore the skin moisture using simple home remedies such as milk and oil therapy.

Have you tried these treatments before? 🙂

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Find The Right Deodorant for Your Skin

Been using the best, the most powerful or the most scented deodorants but haven’t achieved the purpose? Here’s the prefect deodorant choosing guide revealed!

I tried so many of them but was miserable when it came to wearing a sleeveless shirt. Think, I live in Malaysia, a very tropical country. It is basically summer all year long! (I know you are a bit jealous, and I do not blame you for that 😉 )Hence I feel for you and want to put an end to your misery too! You could now stay sleeveless, strapless or get close anytime you want to! Today, on OiB, I shall also introduce you to one of my very own DIY recipe for a nature inspired deodorant as well.

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Rose Petals | OrganicIsBeautiful

There are many different types of deodorants available in the market. Some are chemically strong while others are organic in nature. There are also some which provide additional skincare factors such as repairing under arms skin, reducing rashes, irritation, black patches and itchiness. These are carefully formulated skincare deodorants which are very dually beneficial. Organic deodorants also stay long but they cannot mostly preserve your baby skin while people who want to be naturally beautiful, use deodorants that are most inspired by nature.

I have already mentioned here a excellent DIY deodorant a few month back. For more information and alternative, have a look at my benzoin Oil guide.

Deodorants or antiperspirants now control the bacteria or the breaking down of bacteria to reduce or eliminate the smell in addition to overpowering them with their own good fragrance. There are also some highly formulated deodorants that help the skin to recover as well.

The right one to choose should have the following:

  • It is recommended to use a roll-on for greater coverage and longer absorbed protection.
  • Use the ones formulated by doctors
  • Look for certified safe cosmetics seal
  • Choose rose or citrus influenced smells as they are stronger and much more natural
  • Don’t pick brands that list general ‘fragrances’ as ingredient, they are probably hiding hormone-disrupting scents being used.
  • Check for a low skin deep hazard ranking as low as zero
  • Aloe-vera and mineral extracts are additional features you should seek.

Make Your Own

If you think natural deodorants don’t work, then you better try this DIY formula which is a great skincare formula deodorant as well.

⇔ Ingredients:

Here’s what you need:

⇔ Direction:

  1. Take ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of cornstarch and mix it in a bowl
  2. Next, mix 6 tablespoons of coconut oil in it until they are well mixed and add any oils if you want to.
  3. Lastly, store this in a small jar or any deodorant bottle for use and enjoy your DIY deodorant well!

Now it benefitted my skin as well as reduced the odor thanks to the oil fragrances I added in it. The choice remains on people whether they would want to invest in making one such aluminum free deodorant or if they want to keep using those hard-on-skin deodorants that fly away in just a few minutes.

For more feedback on natural deodorants and newer DIY deodorant tricks, comment in below to ask me more.

Think, do you want to question me or do you want others to question your hygienic habits?

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