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3 Honey and Mint Based DIY Recipe for Your Face

We spend most of our time to search for the right skin care for the skin. Some of us even spend lots of dollar for those high-end brands skin care. But some of us cannot even find the right skin care and end up having a breakout in the skin. That is a real nightmare, especially for me because finding the right skin care is not easy. It requires trial and error and for every error, there is a possibility of skin damage.

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My ultimate solution is to make my own home remedie for my skin care. I usually make my natural skin care DIY from honey and mint. These ingredients are largely found in any kitchen and it is safe for any skin types.  The acid substance in honey helps the dead skin cells exfoliating. Organic honey also has been long known for make the skin healthy, stimulate collagen production, balance the oil in the skin, and other benefits. Mint on the other side is known for hydrating and nourishing dull skin as well as improving natural oil skin combination.

It also reduces irritation and breakouts. This means that these two ingredients can be used for all skin types. Below are some DIY home remedies using honey and mint which can be used for all skin types.

Honey mint toner

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 5 drops of peppermint or mint essential oil
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
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What you need to do

Heat the 1/3 cup water and then add in the honey and wait until dissolve. Make sure that you use low heat for the honey.

  • After the honey dissolve, add in the remaining ingredients and then stir well.
  • Store the toner in the glass jar and use it in the clean fresh face using facial cotton.
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3 Honey and Mint Based DIY Recipe for Your Face – Organicisbeautiful.com

Honey, mint, chamomile, and egg white face mask

What you need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chamomile flower, dried and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of mint, finely chopped
  • 3-4 drops of lavender or rose essential oil

What you need to do:

  • You need to warm up the honey and after it is warm, add in the remaining ingredients and stir together.
  • Apply the paste to the clean face and neck and avoid the eye and mouth area. Let the mask sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

Mint face pack

To make mint face pack you will need fresh peppermint leaves for about ¼ cup and ½ cucumbers. Mash or blend the cucumber and strain the juice. Put the solid parts in a pan and pour in some water and simmer it on low heat. And then chop the mint leaves and add in the cucumber. Take it off the pan and let it cool before applying to clean face. After applying it in the face, let it sit for some minutes and then wash with warm water.

Honey Skincare

Honey, mint, and combine with other natural ingredients are the best home remedy for any skin types. And instead spending on some chemical skin care; make it on your own is far more safe and beneficial for the skin.

Tel me, have you being trying the facemasks I put over here? 🙂

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Olives Are a Blessing

Why Olives Are a Blessing for Your Skin?

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Olives is one of the most favorite foods in the world. They are fruits basically, however, they make most of the foods’ and salad’s toppings. Intrinsically, this fruit is bitter and thus needs to be treated in order to make it edible. It is harvested in September but is used all through the year.

Olives are popular for both, the oil and the fruit. Olives grow in subtropical zones, warm, specifically in rocky soil and sea air. This fruit originated from Syria and Asia Minor and was discovered by Assyrians.

Another interesting fact about this fruit is that its tree is grown from branches or cut roots buried under soil rather than from soil.

Skin Type

Olive oil, also known as natural ‘golden liquid’ is highly beneficial for skin, that’s why it’s so widely used in homeremedies. Here are the skin types it is best suited for:

  • Oily Skin: Though it is oil but it has exfoliating properties and thus it is best for oily skin.
  • Dry Skin: Being oil, it is a great moisturizer and thus well suited for dry skin.
  • Sensitive Skin: It has antioxidant properties and that is why it is good for sensitive skin.

Benefits

  • Prevents Pore Clogging

Organic Olive oil, by penetrating deeply into the skin keeps the skin moisturized and cleaned as well. It does not clog pores because it immediately absorbs into the skin and thus leaves no grease upon the pores.

  • Increases Exfoliation

Through its penetrating action, it removes dead skin cells and thus gives a glowing look to the skin. Also, it results in reduced acne and increasing your skin beauty.

Simple Exfoliative Herbs.

  • Natural Makeup Remover

Removing makeup after coming back from a function is a real headache. Also it needs to be done with extra care because if the remover is too strong it can damage the skin.  Organic Olive oil is a natural makeup remover and is perfect for removing eye makeup. It does not give any reaction and is friendly to the skin also.

  • Protection

It contains antioxidants due to which it provides protection to the skin against aging and skin damage.

  • Prevents Cancer

Olives, especially black olives are a great source of Vitamin E which has the potential to treat cancer. It provides protection against skin cancer.

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Traditional Use

In regards with the traditional usage in home remedies:

  • Olive and olive leaves have been used to treat inflammatory issues
  • In case of skin, olive is used to treat inflammation resulting from allergies.

Precautions

  • Those who are allergic to pollen should not use olive oil for skin as well.
  • Those having seasonal respiratory allergic reactions should use it with caution.
  • Always use cold extra virgin oil because heating it would destroy the beneficial components in it.

Recipe

All you need to do is:

  • Mix one tbsp. of olive oil with sea salt
  • Rub it over your skin
  • It will rejuvenate your skin and make it glow

I really hope that you found the story really helpful. Share your story in the comments. Do you already use oilve oil in your skincare?

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Natural Preservatives

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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