Hazelnut oil is made out cold-pressed as well as rosted hazelnuts and has a pale yellow color.
Widely used in Mediterranean diet, hazelnut oil has numerous health benefits. It contains a high
concentration of mono unsaturated fatty acids which promote good cholesterol while lowering
Hazelnut in general is considered very healthy as it contains an abundance of nutrients that are good for your health. These nutrients include a high concentration of proteins, vitamin E and B as well as oleic acid which helps reduce cholesterol. Hazelnut Oil is also used in skincare regimes around the world because of its amazing effect on the skin. The uses of hazelnut oil in skincare is as follows:
1) Nourishment: Hazelnut oil hydrates the skin by moisturizing it. The skin absorbs the hazelnut oil which alleviates the sebum which is a naturally occurring skin oil. This leaves the skin looking soft and radiant. High levels of sebum also help reverse the signs of aging in the skin and reduces wrinkles and crows’ feet.
2) eAcne: The oleic acid in hazelnut oil moisturizes the skin and helps get rid of acne. The nutrients in hazelnut oil also help remove acne scars. The lightness of the oil makes sure that you don’t breakout.
3) Oily Skin: Hazelnut oil is a tried and tested oily skin remedy. It acts as a mild astringent which tightens the skins’ pore and helps regulate the excretion of oil from the skin.
4) Cleansing: The Vitamin E in hazelnut oil helps unclog pores in your skin which thoroughly cleanses the skin and leaves it look even toned and smooth. This also prevents acne and blackheads.
5) UV Protection: Hazelnut oil has a natural sun protection factor (SPF) that protects the skin from UV rays. While this protection is mild, and you will need a hat or sunscreen for further protection, hazelnut oil gives an added layer of fortification against the sun.
6) Antioxidant Protection: An antioxidant inhibits the oxidation process in the body. Antioxidants in the skin helps inhibit the activity of free radicals which can damage the skin cells. Antioxidants help reduce the aging of the skin, and give it a younger, smoother feel.
7) Gentle and rejuvenating: Hazelnut oil is a very light oil that can be used on sensitive skin. Moreover, because of all the nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins hazelnut oil helps rejuvenate the skin. It has an anti-aging effect on your skin that makes it look softer, smoother and more radiant than before.
With hazelnut oil a little goes a long way. You only need a few drops of the oil to use on your face for it to take effect. This is great news since hazelnut oil can be a little expensive (depending on where you live) and have a long shelf life. You can use a few drops every day and get rid of all these expensive lotions, cleansers, toners and creams taking up all the shelf space in your bathroom!
Today on OiB, I will discuss how to get your lips back from winter. Summer is already here which is why you can get back your lips fairly easily. Your lips do not get the ample amount of sun light needed during winter when the sun is not shining at its best and there is no source of Vitamin in this way. I tell you these natural ways so you don’t have to waste money or risk any
Dry lips can be greatly revived using castor oil by putting it on your lips several times a day or by using it to make a mixture of one teaspoon oil with a teaspoon of glycerin and lemon juice (few drops). The well mixed mixture is applied overnight to be washed with warm water right in the morning. You shall see that your lips shall be healed within no time after a few repetitions.
In addition to providing great moist lips, honey is the only cure that also heals the lips by providing it anti-bacterial properties. Pure organic honey is applied on lips for many times a day. A honey and glycerin paste also works well and very if it is applied overnight.
The treatment not only brings back your lips that have been lost during the winter and have prone to become dry and dull, but also softens the lips at the very same time. Hence this is the most efficient and probably the best treatment of all times.
Softness can also be achieved faster along by removing the dead cells that have formed your lip’s upper layer by using sugar. Only 2 teaspoons sugar mixed with a teaspoon of honey can make wonders in very few minutes.
The paste applied to the lips is rubbed well around the lips to take off the dead cells and wash them with warm water.
If you want perfectly good lips that are also red and rosy then just mix a few rose petals in water to soak them thoroughly in milk for a few hours and make them into a thick paste by mashing out the petals.
Application of this paste twice or thrice during the day and even at night greatly helps to achieve your goal. For those who are allergic to milk, they can use glycerin instead of milk fairly well.
You can put on fresh milk cream on your lips for 10 minutes and wash it with a warm water dipped cotton ball. It is the milk cream’s high fat content that brings about the pure moisturization.
If you’re tired of those chapped lips after winter, just dab on some coconut oil many times during the day on your lips to keep them moist throughout or even use olive oil for the same.
So while your lips are back to red and juicy again, let us know which one suited you the best.
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Today, on OiB, we will talk a killer spicy we all know. The Turmeric.
Turmeric is an amazing super food. We all love it to spice up a blend meal. Did you know it was the best base for latte? Yes.
Coupled with the soothing properties of ginger (to both your stomach and your muscles), this latte is not only delicious but good for you as well! You know that I am found of lemon tea in my AM routine. It is my must have! What about my PM habits? I usually reach out for some green snacks: my lovely edamame. The good thing about being a Frenchie in South East Asia, is that I can get some fresh veggie straight from my local garden at great quality for almost nothing! A good supplement is the turmeric latte. Read below for the tutorial nicely coupled by WW.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dear Reader, I declare today, Confession day! You and I are now acquaintance, you know so much about my little life in Asia and my quest for natural remedies. Yet, I successfully manage to hide a side of my life away from you. How can I say that without making you run away? Hmm in a few words.
Amanda = Warm heart & Dry legs
I have always had dry skin legs, religiously dried no matter the expensive cream I buy that reveal inadequate. Today, in OiB, I want to share a few tips that I collected in this and this site that I intend to try for myself and hopefully be able to say:
Amanda = Warm heart & Dry legs.
Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people have naturally dry skin and may experience frequent symptoms. However, even the oiliest skin can get dry at times.
For many, dry skin is not a sign of a skin condition or disease, but is simply caused by harsh soaps, itchy clothing, misusing moisturiser, and long, hot showers.
In 2014, Elle Magasine wrote about “Is Avocado the New Coconut Oil?” As the name implies, avocado oil comes from the avocado fruit. Avocado oil is made by taking the pulp (the creamy insides of the fruit) and pressing it in a centrifuge (a drum that spins at high speed), which separates both the oil and the water from the pulp. Avocado oil applied topically helps relieve dry and itchy skin.
Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent.
Olive oil contains many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that are good for your skin. It can soothe and condition dry skin all over your body.
Sharing with you today 3 different options when it comes to use this multi facet oil in your regimen:
Dab a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil under your regular moisturizer.
About a half an hour before taking a shower, rub some olive oil on your hands, legs and other areas with dry skin and massage lightly. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, four tablespoons of fine brown sugar, and one tablespoon of honey. Rub this homemade scrub on your dry skin using light, circular motions for a few minutes. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
Milk has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that greatly help get rid of dry and itchy skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, it helps lighten your complexion.
Soak a washcloth in cold milk and put the cloth on your dry skin for five to seven minutes. Gently wash off the milk with another cloth soaked in lukewarm water. This way this natural moisturizer will remain on your skin. Do this every other day.
Add a few drops of rose water to four tablespoons of milk. Rub this solution all over your body.
Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash your body with cold water. Follow this remedy twice daily.
I already mention on OiB the wonderful properties of Honey when included in your skin care treatment.Honey is considered one of the best natural moisturizers loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties.
Simple, I love it!
Thus, it helps lock in moisture to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Plus, honey has many essential vitamins and minerals that help improve your skin’s health.
Before taking a bath or shower, rub honey all over your body and leave it on for five to 10 minutes. Repeat daily to enjoy well-moisturized skin.
Measure out equal parts of unprocessed honey, beeswax, and olive oil. Melt the beeswax in a small pan over low heat.
Remove it from the heat and mix in the honey and then the olive oil. Apply this mixture all over your body and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then take a shower. Repeat daily or every other day. It will increase circulation at the site, and encourages deeper moisturizing action.
NOTE: Always rinse well with warm water, and apply moisturizer afterward. Repeat the honey treatment at least once a day to help soothe your dry skin.
Yogurt is an excellent skin-hydrating agent. Plus, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe dry and itchy skin. Also, its lactic acid content helps get rid of any germs or bacteria that may cause dryness or itchiness.
Apply fresh yogurt on your hands, face and legs and gently massaging it into your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then take a bath or shower. The mild exfoliating action of yogurt will remove dry skin and leave your skin refreshed. Do this once daily.
Mix one-half cup of yogurt and three tablespoons of mashed or blended papaya. Stir in a few drops each of honey and lemon juice. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Do this once a week.
You already know from my earlier post that I am a big fan of coconut oil for: