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4 Natural Preservatives to Add to DIY Recipes

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If you have been reading recently, you may have seen the list about toxic substances found in your skincare and beauty products (like parabens, phthalates, and artificial coloring). One of the best way to avoid these harmful chemicals is to make your own skincare home remedies. But the main issue with is how you keep your all natural DIY deodorant from getting funky. Allow me to introduce you to 4 natural preservatives that will save your DIY home remedies.

First, remember that whenever you aim to make an organic DIY alternative to your favorite store-bought beauty products, they will never last as long as commercial products do. That is why I recommend opting to make smaller batches, because even with added organic preservatives, the shelf life is still short.

Here are my favorite natural preservatives:

Neem Oil

This is a magical vegetable oil used in India. It is made from the fruits and seeds of the neem tree. Despite the strong smell, neem is not used for cooking but in Indian cosmetics, such as soap, hair products, creams, and lotions, as well as in Ayurveda medicine. In Ayurvedic applications, neem oil works as a diuretic, contraceptive, antiseptic, and pesticide. It is pretty amazing for the skin too, so add a bit of neem oil to DIY skincare products.

The only warning I have to give is if you are trying to conceive. Neem oil, neem leaves, and neem tea all affect fertility in men and women.
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Rosemary Extract

Beautiful rosemary not only smells pleasant, the extractives are fantastic for warding off premature decay. Rosemary extract and essential oil has two antimicrobial components—carnosic and rosmaranic acids. Plus, rosemary has 24 active antioxidants that have a longer activity span than other popular natural preservatives, like sugar or tocopherols. Add it to your food stores, natural toothpaste, mouthwash, and facewash.

 Lemon Juice

Containing high vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and some citric acid, lemon juice behaves as a powerful antioxidant, disinfectant, and preservative. Like salt, lemon juice balances the pH factor and acids found in many natural ingredients. As for the citric acid, you many already see that used in beverages, food, cosmetics, and even pharmaceuticals for maintaining flavor and taste of such products. Pair with vinegar (ascetic acid) for advanced protection from spoilage.

 Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit is such a miraculous superfood, so it is no wonder the seeds are fantastic as well. The extractives act as antibiotics, antiseptics, disinfectants, and preservatives. Many “skin-clearing” commercial products utilize grapefruit seed oil; but these oils are also effective against more than 800 bacterial and viral organisms  and fungal strains.

For OiB readers that like to make their own acne or eczema skincare, I cannot recommend grapefruit seed extract enough.

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Grapefruit | OrganicIsBeautiful

In short, if you though adding shelf life to your DIY recipes would be troublesome, think again! There are many natural preservatives out there—not just the ones I listed. These 4, though, can be found almost anywhere and have many wonderful uses! Did you knew these techniques?

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How to Control an Oily Skin?

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Who hasn’t faced an oily skin problem? Yes many of us have. A few years back I was also facing oily skin problem. But successfully I overcame it by going all natural. Today I am going to share you the method I opted to control my oily skin problem.

Yes, I know, oily skin is quite a trouble to deal with. The body produces an excess of skin oil. It is called  accumulates on the skin giving rise to many skin problems such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples skin itchiness etc. Oily your skin is not all that bad but it should not be too much, moderate oily skin have their own advantages like they develop fewer wrinkles, you don’t need to use a moisturizer daily and much more. People suffering  from oily skin conditions tend to have a shiny skin and larger than average pores.

There are many natural ways to overcome oily skin, your these methods are those which I follow and some of them were recommended to me by many natural skin experts.

∴ NATURAL SKIN RECIPE
⇔ EGG WHITES

Egg whites are great to overcome oily skin, they are rich in vitamin A which help in removing the blemishes, it dries the skin and shrinks the pores. To use egg white to overcome your oily skin problem. Whip one egg in a small bowl and spread it evenly on your face allow the mixture to dry then rinse your face with warm water. Use this method at least three times a week.

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You can also add a squeeze of lemon for better results. This method will soak up the excess oil and shrinks the pores on your skin.

⇔ LEMON

Rich in citric acid lemon is a good way to fight oily skin problem. The citric acid In the lemon balance as the pH value of the skin and also helps to overcome the skin discolouration.

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Limes & lemons (Image credit: Gourmet Sleuth)

To use lemon, it’s very simple. Take about 2 tablespoons of the distilled water in a small bowl and add a squeeze of lemon. Slowly dab this mixture on your face using cotton balls. Since lemon is an acid there are chances that it meant to dry out your skin, so after doing this you have a mild moisturizer. Try to natural in your moisturizer choices you may find many DIY moisturizer in this blog.

⇔ TOMATOES

Similar to lemon the matters are also rich in assets if you feel lemon was too harsh than you should go for tomatoes. Tomatoes and tomato seeds are great for your skin, and I highly recommend them. Rich in vitamin C tomatoes are great for oily acne prone skin.

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Tomatoes | OrganicIsBeautiful

To get rid of excess oil using tomatoes, just blend want tomato in a blender and slowly massage it on your face for about 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and then apply a non-oily natural moisturizer.

⇔ YOGURT

You might have definitely got it, as it is used to remove excess oil. If you’re uncomfortable with lemon or tomatoes then you have another alternative that is the yogurt. Rich in lactic acid your good absorbs the excess oil on your skin and leaves a very bright face.

Today I want to tell you two methods to use yogurt to overcome your oily skin problem.

Take about a tablespoon of plain Yogurt and directly apply it on your face and massage in small circles for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Do this at least three or four times a week. 

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Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

If you want much better results then you can follow this method. In a small bowl take 2 tablespoons of Yogurt, half tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal and a tablespoon of honey. Blend the mixture well. Apply the mixture directly on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.

I hope you’re happy with my DIY techniques to get rid of the excess oil on your skin. If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll more than happy to hear from you.

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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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