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Coffee in your daily skin care

The first ever post media on OiB a few months back was a cup of coffee. This one. 10 months later, it is with no surprise that coffee becomes an actual topic, not just a cute photo. I love coffee. I always knew it was a plus (not a minus) in any beauty regimen. I already mentioned it here back in July, and even here earlier this year. I though today is the day to get messy. No more sweet talk, ditch the chocoloate and honey. Today, we go raw. Starting by a killer question (suspense mood on):

 ⇒ How to incorporate Coffee in our daily skincare routine? 

You know you can incorporate coffee into your daily skin care , well no right? Even though it’s a widely consumed beverage but it has also got other not so popular benefits. Today we are going to discuss those.

You have heard it right!!! You can use coffee for your daily skin care routine. This is because coffee has got certain essential agents which are beneficial for your skin like the antioxidants, it prevents the aging of your skin. Quite shocking right? Something like coffee which you use to energize yourself in the morning can be used on your skin? To be frank, I was shocked too.

Enough of the blabbering, so let’s see why you should use coffee as your daily skin care product:

Prevents premature aging

Coffee has a rich quantity of anti-oxidants when you consume coffee you take those antioxidants inside, these are the agents that stunt your skin from aging. Antioxidants are greatly natural remedies to combat wrinkles and dryness.

Makes your skin smooth and soft

One of the basics of skincare is removing the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This keeps your skin healthy and fresh. In order to remove dead skin, you need a substance that is rough and strong but not so strong that they may ruin your skin. This is where coffee comes into play, it is a best natural exfoliation agent. It can be used as a natural scrub to get rid of dead skin cells, hence maintain a smooth and soft skin.

Reduces soreness of the skin

Strong antioxidants in coffee have got many anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces puffiness and soreness of the skin. It is the best alternative to harmful cosmetics. Later I’ll tell you how to make a DIY coffee mask help to reduce the soreness of the skin.

Some DIY coffee recipes

How to make a simple yet effective coffee face scrub at home? Read below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt. (Preparing an article about what type of salt to use and avoid in skincare, stay tuned). Salt is a natural exfoliant.
  • Few drops of lavender or jasmine oil for scent

Directions:

  1. Add the above ingredients in a small bowl and mix it well. Then a few drops of lavender or jasmine oil for fragrance.
  2. Put the mix in in a sealed container and allow it to cool in your refrigerator
  3. Use this mix and natural DIY coffee scrub, use it at least three or four times per day to get best results.

I usually follow any scrub by a gently mask to rejuvenate my skin. You can try the mask I use and see if it fits you – Comment below to let me know!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
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Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

Directions:

  1. blend this mix together in a small bowl, then directly apply it on your face.
  2. Keep it on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Clean off the DIY coffee mask with a warm towel.

What about your body? You having a lovely Pamper Day and will love to know how to also pamper your entire body including your armpits, your toes and your cute little legs, read below.

NOTE: For dry legs like mine (I confess), there are specific tips available here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ground coffee
  • 1⁄4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup turbinado raw sugar

Directions:

  1. Quite similar to the scrub before, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Now use this scrub while bathing, apply it on your hands, legs and your entire body. And let it remain for five minutes, occasionally massaged in a circular motion.
  3. This mix will open your pores and remove any dead skin cells.
  4. Rinse off the scrub and pat dry.

I’m quite sure you are amazed how coffee can be useful for your skin. The above-mentioned DIY techniques really work and I know many would use them. You also give it a try, the results may appear in 2 to 3 weeks and let me know about it.

Amanda

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Safety while using essential oils

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Essential oils can be much more powerful than you anticipate. Personally I had many trouble using essential oils, also I have heard from many getting in trouble by not properly using essential oil. Safety should be first priority, while dealing with such hazardous substances. I’ve created this safety guide in order to help you deal with essential oils.

Including myself many have incorporated essential oil in the daily life. They are highly concentrated liquid; it is not carefully used can cause great harm. The essential oil with respect and follow me on this guide on how to safely use essential oils.

  1. Never use any essential oil undiluted.
    Many experts believe that, you should only use undiluted essential oil once you have gained enough knowledge on what you’re dealing with. Many people use lavender oil, tea tree oil or any other essential oil without any prior precaution, most of them use undiluted. If abused this can be very harmful for your skin and even may leave a permanent damage, you may not see any damage to soon but in the long run there can be. So just avoid that risk.
  2. Some essential oil may have an allergic reaction to your skin.
    So before you try essential oil on your face or your hands, just test it on a small patch of skin. Most preferably on your thighs. Years of dealing with essential oils, I’ve heard many allergic reactions and inflammation to certain oils. Should definitely be sure before you start using it.
  3. Do a proper research before you start using essential oil.
    Some essential oils need to be totally avoided by pregnant women and those with problems skin is. Patients suffering from diseases like asthma, epilepsy or other similar condition should also choose essential oils carefully. The proper research and consult with your doctor before you start incorporating essential oil in your daily life.

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    Safety while using essential oils – Organicisbeautiful.com
  4. Do not use essential oils in excess, when it comes to using it the less is more.
    Essential oils are extremely concentrated liquid only one or two drops is what all you need. When I started using essential oil, I was using it to much and in no time I was facing the consequences. So using essential oils in excess is a big no!!
  5. Never allow children to use essential oils without their parents knowledge.
    As mentioned above if abused essential oil can be quite dangerous. Make sure to keep essential oil from unsafe hands. There have been many cases where children consumed essential oil, you definitely don’t want to end up in such a situation.
  6. Never take essential oils internally without any prior knowledge.
    Consult and do a research before you take them internally. Essential oils are highly concentrated is and should not be taken in without any proper understanding of it. Essential oils may be derived from direct from various food products like black pepper, lemon, clove, orange etc but it doesn’t mean that there must be taken internally. I am not saying that you shouldn’t, but you definitely need to do a proper research.
  7. Essential oils can be extremely flammable keep them away from any fire hazards

I think I OrganicIsBeautiful Signaturehave covered enough precautions before you start using essential oil. They are great product to include in your daily life but you definitely need to be careful. If you have any queries, please leave a comment and let me know.

Amanda

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.

Vegetarian Black Rice with Avocado and Fresh Grapefruit

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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muscles pain and cramps

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.

Rosemary | OrganicIsBeautiful
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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5 essentials oils for muscles pain and cramps – Organicisbeautiful.com

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 

Amanda  OrganicIsBeautiful Signature

Grapefruit oil

Grapefruit oil: Your one-stop Solution to Beauty, Health and Happiness

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How to get started with Grapefruit oil?

Introduction

From working women to homemakers, haven’t we all felt, at some point, that we could take so much better care of ourselves if only we had more time? Even if you can manage the time in the hectic 21st-century life, it is so difficult to find the right mix of skincare and healthcare products. But what if I told you that you can achieve a healthy body and mind in less time than it takes to write that latest report for your boss? What if I told you that your skincare will be taken care of faster than your kid comes home from school?

DIY Solution is here

What if I told you that nature has given us a single DIY solution that will take care of everything? An essential oil so powerful, not only it can enhance your skin, but also make you healthier physically and mentally? I know it sounds too good to be true, but today on OiB I bring you exactly that. Presenting grapefruit oil, the organic nectar known as ‘happy oil’ in many parts of the world.

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Grapefruit – Organicisbeautiful.com

Origins

Originating from Asia, grapefruit oil is the most popular essential oil in Israel (as popular as lavender in England). It is grown in Asia, the US, and Brazil. It is used in perfumes for all genders and ages, and is known to uplift the spirit and improve the mood.

Now read about benefits

The oil has various health benefits. Being a strong antioxidant, it eliminates unwanted bacteria and toxins from the body. It is also a diuretic, which promotes urination. Thus it organically eliminates fats, sodium, and kіdnеу dероsіts as well. Grapefruit oil is an excellent disinfectant, naturally keeping the body healthier and free from infections.

While detoxifying the body from the inside, it is also an anti-cellulite which gives you a sexier shape. Also, it can be used to clear acne and pimples, as well as to get rid of oily skin. It is also good for oral health, which gives you a fresh and sweet-smelling breath. This makes it one ‘wonder oil’ which naturally takes care of your skincare needs and enhances your personality.

Rice Powder and Green Tea Leaf tips

If these benefits were not enough, grapefruit oil can also double up as an organic anti-depressant. It simulates the body and makes you feel refreshed and alive. It relaxes the muscles and nerves, making you appear relaxed and youthful!  I personally love it 😉

Let’s make grapefruit Cellulite Cream at home

Ingredients:
• 30 drops grapefruit essential oil
• 1 cup coconut oil
• Glass Jar

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Coconut | OrganicIsBeautiful

Instructions
• Mix grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil together
• Store in glass container
• Rub into areas of cellulite for 5 minutes daily

Conclusion

Citrus essentials oils are highly concentrated and are full of healthy acidic properties! Because of this, it is recommended that you use glass containers when storing them so they do not eat away any of the plastic.
Ever tried making homemade lotion? How is it going? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you and have a lovely day. Grapefruit oIL

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