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7 powerful antibacterial essential oils

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Essential oils make some of the most powerful antibacterial products around. While there are a number of essential oils which are perfect for keeping bacteria at bay, there are seven of them which stand head and shoulders above the rest. It is these that we will be taking a look at on this page.

Number One: Eucalyptus

This has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It is often used to treat wounds such as burns and cuts. In addition to this, you can actually find eucalyptus in a variety of different dental products. This is because it is brilliant at fighting cavities and keeping various dental conditions at bay.

Number Two: Peppermint

Peppermint, as you may well know, is used for dental purposes. Most toothpaste on the market is mint flavored. This isn’t just because it tastes good, but because it is a powerful antibacterial. In addition to this, it can help to fight nail infection. When consumed (not via toothpaste) it can also provide a nice little boost to the immune system which will keep your health in tip-top condition.

Number Three: Lavender

Lavender is a powerful antibacterial. It is used to treat a variety of different skin conditions. However, it is most effective on acne and psoriasis. In fact, this is one of the main reasons as to why you will find Lavender added to some of the most popular skin care products out there on the market. It helps to prevent acne.

Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful
Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful

In addition to this, acne is known for its ability to provide a person with protection from bacteria if they are dealing with a cut or sunburn.

Number Four: Tea Tree Oil

This can be applied directly to the skin. The others will, likely, have to be diluted with some other oil. Tea tree oil is often used to deal with skin infections. This includes warts, eczema, and acne. However, it has also been proven to be useful when it comes to the treatment of athlete’s foot. Tea Tree Oil is actually one of only a few products out there on the market which your doctor will recommend that you keep to hand at all times. It is just that useful!

Tea tree against acne | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Tea tree against acne | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Number Five: Bergamot

Bergamot is not oil that you can apply to your skin. Well, you can do that, but most of the benefit occurs when it is ingested. This is because it can help to fight off urinary tract infections, meningitis etc.

Number six: Lemongrass

This can help fight off bacteria in a number of different situations. For example, lemongrass is known for its ability to combat body odor, malaria, and bacteria which causes food poisoning. It also acts as a natural antiseptic. This means that you can use it when you are dealing with cuts and scrapes.

Number seven: Oregano

Finally, Oregano is an essential oil which has been used since ancient Greece. Back then, they discovered that it was brilliant at fighting off infections and bacteria on the skin. You can use it for the same purpose now. You can also use it to boost your immune system. It really helps that it is delicious too!

Are there any other ‘miracle oils’ you want to tell our readers about?

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7 Powerful Antibacterial Essential Oils

Hello folks, you know how much I love how nature offers simple and yet amazing skincare solution! Well today, we gonna talk about essential oils!

Essential oils make some of the most powerful antibacterial products around ;)While there are a number of essential oils which are perfect for keeping bacteria at bay, there are seven of them which stand head and shoulders above the rest. It is these that we will be taking a look at on this page.

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I always keep Eucalyptus at home – organicisbeautiful.com

#1: EUCALYPTUS
This has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It is often used to treat wounds such as burns and cuts. In addition to this, you can actually find eucalyptus in a variety of different dental products. This is because it is brilliant at fighting cavities and keeping various dental conditions at bay.

Amazed? Well, keep reading!

#2: PEPPERMINT
Peppermint, as you may well know, is used for dental purposes. Most toothpaste on the market is mint flavored. This isn’t just because it tastes good, but because it is a powerful antibacterial. In addition to this, it can help to fight nail infection. When consumed (not via toothpaste) it can also provide a nice little boost to the immune system which will keep your health in tip-top condition.

#3: LAVENDER
Lavender is a powerful antibacterial. It is used to treat a variety of different skin conditions. However, it is most effective on acne and psoriasis. In fact, this is one of the main reasons as to why you will find Lavender added to some of the most popular skin care products out there on the market. It helps to prevent acne.

Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful
Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful

In addition to this, acne is known for its ability to provide a person with protection from bacteria if they are dealing with a cut or sunburn.

#4: TEA TREE OIL
This can be applied directly to the skin. The others will, likely, have to be diluted with some other oil. Tea tree oil is often used to deal with skin infections. This includes warts, eczema, and acne. However, it has also been proven to be useful when it comes to the treatment of athlete’s foot.

Tea Tree Oil is actually one of only a few products out there on the market which your doctor will recommend that you keep to hand at all times. It is just that useful!

Yep 😉

#5: BERGAMOT
Bergamot is not oil that you can apply to your skin. Well, you can do that, but most of the benefit occurs when it is ingested. This is because it can help to fight off urinary tract infections, meningitis etc.

#6: LEMONGRASS
This can help fight off bacteria in a number of different situations. For example, lemongrass is known for its ability to combat body odor, malaria, and bacteria which causes food poisoning. It also acts as a natural antiseptic. This means that you can use it when you are dealing with cuts and scrapes.

Fresh and organically grown lemongrass | www.organicisbeautiful.com
Fresh and organically grown lemongrass | www.organicisbeautiful.com

#7: OREGANO
Finally, Oregano is an essential oil which has been used since ancient Greece. Back then, they discovered that it was brilliant at fighting off infections and bacteria on the skin. You can use it for the same purpose now. You can also use it to boost your immune system. It really helps that it is delicious too!

Are there any other ‘miracle oils’ you want to tell our readers about?

See you all soon, Amanda FB/IG @organicisbeautiful

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Saturday Relaxation with Dead Sea Salt and Ginger

This year I made myself a promise that I was going to take time for myself. Whether it is five minute or maybe an hour to do something that relaxes me or de-stresses me. Today I am sharing with you one of those things which is taking bubble baths. I also wanted to share my three essential products that make my bath time extra special.

A bit of History

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The Onsen is the Japanese bathing ritual based on soaking in scalding bath water and sweating to achieve good health and relaxation.

Spiritual pursuits of purity, hygiene and ritual purification were an important part of Japanese culture and bathing was done communally without regard for division of the sexes.

 

 

Turkish Flag OrganicIsBeautifulWhat about Turkey? The Turkish bath is also called a Hammam.

It is an Arabic word meaning ‘spreader of warmth’ and represents in the East a very long and rich culture of bathing of the Romans, Ottomans, Persians and Arabs.

Nowadays, you can find a few hammam spa across Paris as well.

Hungary Flag OrganicIsBeautifulHungary is the country that pops into my mind when I think bathing traditions. A traditional thermal bath dating back to the 16th century.

Nowadays, it is with no surprise that Hungary is the largest medicinal bath in all Europe! A stop in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a fabulous experience and an amazing week trip away.

 

A Salt Bath

A salt bath is among the oldest baths out there, and has been used for many years to help people relax and unwind. Yes, a more leisurely soak with bathing ingredients carefully chosen will support internal cleansing, overall health and even to remedy specific ailments or injuries.

Detox Spa | OrganicIsBeautiful
Detox Spa | OrganicIsBeautiful

My Bath Essentials 

  1. Epsom Salt. High in magnesium, it has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. It is a must-have!

The Epsom Salt Industry Council lists the non-exhaustives benefitits found in the Epsom Salt:

  • Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
  • Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful
Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful

 2. Sea Salt. According to OrganicFact.com, the mineral content in Dead Sea salt have long been appreciated for their rejuvenating effects on the skin. Bathing in a Dead Sea salt solution helps in keeping the skin moisturized and revitalized.

Dead Sea Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful
Dead Sea Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful

3. Ground Ginger. Ginger, as we all know, has a peculiar fragrance and is a strong spice offering several beauty benefits. It is packed with antioxidants and is antiseptic in nature, which makes it extremely useful to resolve problems like signs of anti-ageing, acne, skin burns, but also… dandruff! 

Benefits of Ginger
Lets talk about the benefits of Ginger – OrganicIsBeautiful

 4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Vinegar Cider | OrganicIsBeautiful
Apple Vinegar Cider | OrganicIsBeautiful

 5. Baking Soda. Baking soda isn’t only for baking. Combined with water, it contains strong healing properties that help soothe the skin.

And, the OiB suggestion, some a few drops of lavender essential oil. (You know that I am a big fan of lavender essential oil. In my previous article, I mentioned its benefits to help falling asleep like a baby!) You can also use other essential oil made to ease the relaxation process: 

  • Lavender – Calming
  • Grapefruit – Uplifting
  • Peppermint – Fatigue
  • Cedarwood – Depression
  • Chamomile & Rosemary – Headache

Thank you for stopping by, feel free to comment below 😉

Amanda

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