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5 Amazing Ways Eucalyptus can help your Skin be Bold

All it takes to appear bold and fierce is amazing skin whether it is facial skin, your body, the skin of your scalp, or anything else. The best way you can be bold and feel good about yourself using eucalyptus. I think, it is not only great as an antibacterial but also has such properties in it that have wide skincare benefits. It is amazing for an itchy scalp that can reduce a lot of hair problems and also great for sore muscles too.

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Skin Type

Eucalyptus has one more reason to be amazing and it is because it’s not only great for one type of skin but all types and especially great for dry skin to help get rid of all issues associated with dry skin such as itching, flakiness, dandruff problems, etc.

Benefits

  • Dry Skin

All those people who have been suffering from dry skin problems such as patches, irritation, scratching, flakiness, etc, I can understand your pain. That is why I present you a solution — Eucalyptus. By using it, you can get rid of all such skin issues. Nature has got your back! skincare

Eucalyptus for Home | OrganicIsBeautiful
Eucalyptus for Home | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Skin Cleaner

Eucalyptus is a great hand or skin cleaner as it can get you help in riddance of any dirt, grease or grime very effectively, and in no time at all. You just need to use it regularly like natural cream.

  • Soreness

If you have a sore skin, especially sore hands then you can make use of eucalyptus oil with the mixture of some Epsom salt to get rid of the problem very effectively and efficiently.

Different Types of Salt | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Different Types of Salt | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
  • Cuts and Wounds

For all those people who want to treat their cuts, wounds, burns, or even abrasions very soon then they should make sure that they include eucalyptus oil in their everyday regime.

  • Spray

Eucalyptus is also one of the best ways to make use of it as a spray to refresh the skin as it brings about a lot of freshness and good odor for the skin naturally.

Precautions

Eucalyptus for skincare usages should not be used with children neither pregnant women. 

Fresh Eucalyptus are more than decorative | OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Fresh Eucalyptus are more than decorative | OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Traditional Use

Eucalyptus is normally used as a cooling agent and also as a perfecting/cleaning spray. It is such a mind fresher that it can be used to awaken the senses. Alternatively, it also bring about cooling and relaxing effects on the mind too.

A Quick DIY Recipe

This is a very basic recipe. It can be a good fit if you are in the rush and lacking other essentiel oils for your routine skincare. All you need to do is:

Ingredients

  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Moisturising lotion

Instructions

  • Apply eucalyptus oil on your skin especially after a bath along with a moisturizing lotion to get soft, smoother looking and feeling skin overall. It also helps the skin to not breakout any easily.
Use your base lotion as a base for DIY Recipe | OrganicIsBeautiful
Use your base lotion as a base for DIY Recipe | OrganicIsBeautiful

Hence, if you have also tried some other ways using eucalyptus that I have not discovered for the skincare yet, then make sure you share it with all the other readers through the comments section below. That would be lovely 😉 Plus, I am extremely curious on your personal usage of eucalyptus oil or fresh leaves in your skincare routine.

Thanks,

Amanda 😉

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling?

Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? - Organicisbeautiful.com
Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

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.

Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? - Organicisbeautiful.com
Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

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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Oat Meal for breakfast…and your skin!

Oatmeal makes an absolutely fantastic breakfast if you are looking to kick start a healthy lifestyle. It is packed to the brim with all sorts of nutrients. It doesn’t taste half bad, either. However, did you know that oat meal has other benefits beyond that? In fact, it is highly beneficial for your skin.

Oat meal for breakfast + Tips for skincare | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Oat meal for breakfast + Tips for skincare | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

On this page, we are going to take a quick look at some of the skin benefits that oatmeal has been proven to have! This is not a definitive list either. Rest assured, if you put that oatmeal on your skin, you are going to feel the benefits!

Acts as a natural cleanser

Oatmeal is rich in a compound known as saponin. This compound is known to have a cleansing impact on the skin. It is able to easily rid your skin of all of that dirt and grime which has gathered on it throughout the day. Since oatmeal is not chemical based, it is going to be a whole lot better for your skin too. There are plenty of people out there who have had their skin ravaged by chemical-based products. If you use oatmeal, then that is not going to be an issue at all!

You should also remember that oats are naturally gritty. This means that they are great at loosening up the dirt and grime which other cleaners may have difficulty in eradicating.

Soothes certain skin conditions

Many people who suffer from certain skin conditions, including the following, find that they benefit from using oatmeal on their skin:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis

Using oatmeal on the skin acts as a natural soothing agent. Using it properly will quickly relieve any itch and soothe irritation. Using it on a daily basis even has the ability to keep certain skin conditions at bay.

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Moisturizer

Oats are high in a number of lipids and proteins (we won’t go into depth on the ones inside of the oats!). These are known to have a moisturizing impact on the skin. If you use moisturizer on a daily basis, then turn towards oats. It is a natural solution and is going to be far better for your skin. After all, eventually your body is going to become used to the chemicals that you are putting on it, this means that the ‘standard moisturizers’ are going to have less of an impact.

Anti-ageing benefits

Oats also have an anti-ageing impact on the skin. This is because they are rich in antioxidants. They can help to reverse some of the damage caused by UV rays and chemicals on your skin. This will result in far younger looking skin. It will even eliminate the vast majority of your wrinkles, or at least reduce the appearance of them.

How to make it ?

It is actually pretty simple to start using oatmeal on your skin! You just need to mix it up in exactly the same way as you would normally make your oatmeal (you can make it with cold water, if you want!). Then it is just a case of slightly rubbing it against your skin. This will do most of the work. There are a few people out there who will also leave it on their skin for long periods of time. This is great if you want a nice, deep cleanse.

Why not try out oatmeal for your skin, today?

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A List of Simple All-Natural Exfoliants For Your Skin

Why should you avoid store-bought exfoliants?

There are many products that you can buy to exfoliate your skin, but the problem with most of them is that they contain microbeads. Microbeads aren’t only rough on skin, but also terrible for the environment. The small plastic beads in these products aren’t filtered out by water treatment plants and are being washed right back into our water supply, often with harmful results for marine life.

In USA for instance, the state of Illinois recently banned the use of microbeads. The plastic waste caused by the microbeads, which are not filtered out during sewage treatment, are damaging water ecosystems.
In EU, the European commission has recently lunched the debate to closely monitor its long term impact. If you would like to read more about the project, you can read further update on the following link ⇒ EU.

The good news is, the best exfoliators are all-natural, so you don’t need to buy any harmful, expensive products. With ingredients that you already have on hand, you can have your face shining and refreshed in no time. List compiled by DIYNatural.

All-Natural Exfoliants

 Sugar

Sugar grains are naturally small and rough, which make them perfect for sloughing skin cells from your face. When added to an oil, such as grapeseed or olive oil, sugar is a fantastic exfoliant.

Another benefit to sugar?

It’s full of glycolic acid, which helps to naturally break down dead skin cells and decrease fine lines.

Hmm I am guessing your next question: How does it work?

Basically, glycolic acid contains small molecules that are able to penetrate into the skin. And, once it penetrates under the surface it loosens up the glue-like substance that holds the skin cells together and allows the skin to shed off the old dead cells. Once the skin has rid itself of the old cells it appears brighter and leaves your skin with a more, healthy glow.

Simple 😉

Brown Sugar | OrganicIsBeautiful
Brown Sugar | OrganicIsBeautiful

Oatmeal

Oats is actually my favourite breakfast, no matter where I am or how I feel. It does the job and I looove trying new refreshing recipes. Oatmeal is one of the gentlest exfoliants you can find. If you have sensitive skin, it’s a great place to start for exfoliation.

Oatmeal | OrganicIsBeautiful
Oatmeal | OrganicIsBeautiful


Oatmeal works best when whole oats are ground up in a food processor, then added to water or another base and applied to the face with your fingertips. Another benefit to oatmeal is that it absorbs oil, so you will be cleansing as you exfoliate.

Baking Soda

I often use baking soda in my DIY skincare routine. And since all you really have to do is make a paste out of baking soda and water, it’s quite possibly the simplest and least expensive exfoliant on this list. Baking soda is one of my favorite exfoliants; my face always feels so much fresher after I’ve rinsed all the baking soda off, and it’s very gentle, too.

Sea Salt

Sea salt (not table salt!) makes a great exfoliant, too. The granules are large and coarse, and don’t dissolve easily. This makes it fantastic for use on the rougher parts of your body, like elbows and feet. Another nice thing about sea salt is that it isn’t at all sticky. To use, simply mix with a small amount of oil and rub into your skin.

The week end is coming soon, if you feel like pampering yourself with a refreshing and calming bath, read that:

Saturday Relaxation with Ginger and Dead Sea Salt.

Coffee

Caffeine is known to decrease puffiness around the eyes.

Coffee | OrganicIsBeautiful
Coffee | OrganicIsBeautiful

Exfoliating and decreasing puffiness at the same time? Sounds good to me! You can use either fresh coffee grounds or those you’ve already brewed (which makes more sense to me – recycling is always a good thing!), add them to a small amount of the oil of your choice, and apply to your skin.

Note: The only downside I see to using coffee as an exfoliant is that coffee grounds are inherently messy, so be prepared for a bit of cleanup.

Almonds

It probably sounds strange to think of rubbing almonds all over your face, but when they’re ground up very finely, almonds make for a great exfoliant. Almond powder is a chemical-free, nutrient-rich method to exfoliate your skin.

When added to a small amount of water, almond powder will exfoliate the skin without leaving behind any residue. Other powders hold similar health attributes for your skin such as Cinnamon, rice or green tea (matcha) powder.

Did you check out my article about Almond Milk?

Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful
Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful

Now you know…

Using an exfoliant a few times a week is one of the best ways to keep your skin healthy and young-looking. Make sure you use them gently – exfoliating shouldn’t hurt! Scrubbing your face too hard or too often can result in irritated skin, and redness is definitely not the look you’re going for with this.

If you think it’s going to be difficult to incorporate natural exfoliation into your routine, take heart. Seriously, if I can learn to do it, you can learn to do it.

Once you get used to having such bright skin, you’ll never want to go back.

Happy Skin Everyone,

Next post next Monday on something called…Emu Oil I recently discovered and loved 😉

Amanda

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Healing Properties of Cinnamon for your Skin

How many of you are familiar with the spice named “Cinnamon”? I am sure many of you would be nodding your heads, but how many of you actually know that it was once treasured even more than Gold?

Yes, my dear friends you heard it right! In ancient times people valued it to a great deal and if they did so it’s for a reason. The reason behind this vivid belief is that this natural herb comes with umpteen health benefits and in this article, I am going to highlight the major health benefits of this herb.

Cures Diabetes and reduces Cholesterol levels:

According to a latest study by the World Health Organization (WHO) it has been researched that about 250 million people in the world are diabetic.

This data is quite huge and the ailment is popularly known as a silent killer too, and unfortunately there is no cure for this disease, only a healthy lifestyle is the one. But thankfully there are some natural herbs that help in dealing with this illness and Cinnamon is on the top of these.

With the help the blood sugar levels decrease and the resistance to insulin, which is the main reason of this disease is also improved. The doctors suggest taking around 6 grams of Cinnamon every day for best effects! In addition to increasing the insulin levels, this spice is also helpful in lowering the cholesterol levels in the body.

Cinnamon | OrganicIsBeautiful
Cinnamon | OrganicIsBeautiful

Plus, it has a sweet taste that too with least sugar content in it, which helps the diabetic patients in a great way. One can now pour it into yogurt, milk or tea and enjoy the sweetness without causing any harm over the body.

Mouth Freshener:

Since the ancient times, Cinnamon is being treated as a great mouth freshener and just a pinch of this spice can give you a refreshing breath. In addition to a fresh breathe this is also very helpful for the tooth aches.

If you are suffering from a toothache, then this herb could be a great relief to you, just mix some the powdered cinnamon powder with honey and apply it over the infectious tooth. This would give instant relief to the tooth.

Cinnamon | OrganicIsBeautiful
Cinnamon | OrganicIsBeautiful

For a healthy and glowing skin:

For all you beautiful women, you can save a lot of your money and effort that you spend over the expensive facial creams by just mixing some cinnamon powder with lemon juice and applying over your face.

Whatsoever kind of skin problem you have, I am sure just a little powder of cinnamon would help you in getting away from all these problems like acne, pimples, itching or black heads. This would help you in getting rid of the acnes and earning a glowing skin. The skin itching problems and wounds can be cleared too by mixing some honey with the cinnamon powder.

Cinnamon | OrganicIsBeautiful
Cinnamon | OrganicIsBeautiful

For healthy and Beautiful Hair

You must be glad to know that, with cinnamon you can get gorgeous hair too.  By consuming this herb, the blood gets cleaned up and also its circulation enhances thus giving more oxygen and strength to the scalp hair. This would ultimately result in long and healthy hair. This must be a great deal for all of you as we can get rid of the hair problems quite easily that too with little investment.

Thank you for stopping by,

Amanda.

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