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6 Tips to Get Your Lips Back After Winter

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
effects.

 Castor Oil

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.

 Honey

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.

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 Sugar

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.

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 Rose Petals
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.

 Cream
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.

 Coconut Oil

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.

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Coconut in skincare | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

So while your lips are back to red and juicy again, let us know which one suited you the best.
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5 Hamstrings Yoga Stretches

Hamstrings are one of the most important muscles of our entire body that allows powerful legs and helps us walk smoothly. Hamstring consists of 3 main muscles that cover from the sit-bones to the knees. They help you bend your knees and run fast. A strong and flexible hamstring is very important for having a better physical fitness.

With all these yoga postures, you can easily strengthen your hamstrings and enjoy its awesome flexibility.

  1. Gate Pose

Gate Pose

  • First of all, kneel down on the floor. Your legs and bottom should be straight up to your hips. Put your inner knees together. Keep your thighs to the ground perpendicular.
  • Then, stretch your right legs directly out to the side. Put your toes towards your right side while your kneecap points to the ceiling. Move your pelvis a little bit to the right. While keeping your legs straight, try to touch the bottom of your right foot.
  • Inhale and stretch your arms out to your sides parallel to the floor, keep up the arms at shoulder height and put your palms towards the floor.
  • Relax your right arm alongside your right thigh, ankle, and shin. Turn your left hand up and stretch it upwards to the ceiling.
  • Put your left hand over your head towards the right. Your biceps will rest on your left ear. Move your head facing towards the ceiling. Continue moving your left hip to the front and move your torso up from the ground.

Stay 1-2 minutes in the pose. For releasing the post, pull your left arm to draw your torso upside and keep your arms stretched. Afterwards, lower your arms and move your right knee next to your left to regain balance. Afterwards, push your right knee towards your left while lowering your arms for regaining balance. You can do the same pose on the opposite side.

Gate pose is effective to stretch both sides of your body – hips to the finger. It also builds core strength, stimulates digestion, and increases the flexibility of the spine, circulation, and respiration.

     2.Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose

  • Stand on your feet, keeping them wide apart about 3 feet. Put your right toes towards your right wall and your left toes inwardly a little bit. As you inhale, push your left hips to your left while sliding both of your arms to the right, aligning parallel to the floor.
  • As you exhale, start moving your arms only. Elevate your left arm while putting your right hand on the right leg. Keep your palms forward.
  • Push with your feet while pulling up your knee caps. Keep your legs be strong. Touch the fingertips away from each other while your arms along with your shoulder create a straight line up-to-bottom, like the picture.

In the state, hold on for 5-10 breaths. Depending on your stamina and flexibility, you can hold longer. After that, release the pose by returning into a 5 pointed stars position. Continue the same steps on the other side.

This pose engages all the parts of your body. It stretches your hamstrings, reinforces the core, releases the hips and shoulders and most of all, and stretches your legs.

      3.Intense Sliding Stretch

           Pose – 1      

    Pose – 2

 

  • Starting from the Mountain Pose, step your left foot back, making a V like shape with 45° angles. Both of your legs should be straight.
  • As you exhale, make sure that your feet stick to the ground. As you inhale, widen your toes, allowing your legs to be activated. Keep your legs strong and as you exhale, move the tops of your thighs backward while widening your sitting bones apart.
  • Move your right hip backward while your left hip forward. As you exhale, stretch your legs further through your bones.
  • With an inhalation, pull your chest up. As you exhale, stretch your spine by bending your body from your hips. Put your hands on the both sides of your right leg. If you want a better stretch, you can bend your elbows to reach the deeper bend.

Hold the pose for several breaths, maintaining the stretch of your spine and your hamstrings. To return back to normal, step forward with your right leg into Standing Forward Bend. Then, continue the steps on your left side.

If you feel too much pressure on your hamstrings, you can follow the “Pose – 1” to get accumulated with the pose. This pose with strengthens your hamstring while making it loose for more flexibility.

       4.Head to Knee Forward Fold

Head to Knee Forward Fold

  • After sitting on the floor, extend your legs to your front. Inhale and bend your left leg, bring your left foot to the inside of your right thigh and keep your left knee on the floor.
  • Keep your right leg in the center and put the toes pointing to the ceiling. While keeping your spine long, move your torso putting your chest and navel. Line up with the center of your right leg. Stretch both of your hands to a side of your right leg. Exhale and fold your torso forward, rest your hands on either side of your right leg, keeping your elbow up and off the floor.
  • Bend your torso forward as much you can, let your lower belly touch the thing first, then your chest and lastly, your nose and head.

Stay in the pose for 1-3 minutes and come up with an inhalation. Hold for about 30-60 seconds. To release the pose, draw your tailbone towards the ground as you inhale and lift your torso. Extend your left leg and repeat the instructions on the opposite side.

With regular practice, this pose your groins and hamstrings will loosen up. One thing keeps in mind, never force yourself in the pose.

      5. Reclining Hamstring Stretch

                          Reclining Hamstring Stretch

  • Lie down on your backs while keeping your legs relaxed and straight and arms relaxing on your sides. Just breathe normally.
  • Raise your right leg as high as you can while keeping your pelvis straight on the ground. Let your leg move straight towards your head as much as possible. Relax your foot to stretch your calf muscles as well.
  • Use a yoga strap or a towel on your foot. With the strap, pull your leg further towards your head. When you’re likely to reach your limit, hold for about 10-20 seconds.

After the pose, just release your leg, let it relax on the ground. Start again with your leg.

This is extremely helpful for your hamstrings. It’ll increase the flexibility while making it stronger, allowing fewer chances of getting injuries and muscle pulls.

Thank you,

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5 Incredible Health Benefits of Almond Nuts & its oil

Who doesn’t like almond nuts? They’re definitely one of my favorites and I hope it’s yours too. Almonds have been with humans from very long time. They’ll extremely popular and is part of various cousins around the world. Not only almond nuts but the almond oil is also widely used and many skin experts believe the best essential oil for your nourishing your skin. Almond is rich in nutrients which are the health the increase the brain activity, to the digestive system and enhances longevity.

I have been using almonds from a very small age. The nutritional benefits of almond are well known around the world. Many doctors recommend using almond in your daily diet. One of the great thing about almonds are you can consume them any way you like. Personally, I like to eat them raw, well you can also use it as an ingredient in your food, as almond milk or almond floor. Body lotions and conditioners in the form of almond oil. Considering the chunk of nutrients, it has, its popularity is not quite that surprising.

So let’s go through some of the well-known benefits of almond nuts and oil:

1- Reduce cholesterol and prevent heart attacks

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Almonds are naturally rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. These two are the magic nutrients that reduce cholesterol hence blockage in the veins. Almond is rich in vitamin E and it helps to increase the overall health of the heart.

Almond is also rich in manganese, magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium. Various researchers indicate that by incorporating almonds into your daily life you reduce the chances of heart attack. Most of the doctors around the world recommend cholesterol patients to take almond daily. Well, that itself means a lot.

2- Improves health of your skin

as mentioned earlier almonds are rich in vitamins E and antioxidants which refresh your skin and reduces the wrinkles. Almond oil helps in removing any visible signs of aging. The oil is also rich in agents like flavonol and L-catchin which fights skin cancer. By applying almond oil daily, it creates a protective layer on your skin and prevents the UV rays entering your skin. This protective layer also keeps you away from pollution and dust. All in all, it protects your skin and improves the health of your skin.

3- Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

Not only cholesterol almonds also keep the blood cholesterol level in check. Doctors also recommend almonds to diabetic patients, the nuts helps to keep your body weight in check. Antioxidants enhance production of insulin and maintain the blood sugar level.

4- Increase Brain Functionality

Almonds a widely known as the best brain food out there. The nuts are rich in nutrients that and hand the neural activity of your brain and those which prevent cognitive decline. Aging people with minute memory loss are asked to take almonds. Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is strongly recommended to take almond in their daily diet. The rich nutritional quantities of riboflavin and L-cartine are extremely beneficial for growing children in increasing the brain activity.

5- Aids in Weight Loss

Almonds are rich in fibers and healthy fats, by consuming them the person feels he’s full. Almonds are well known to prevent overheating. When I am usually need of snacks, instead of opting for something unhealthy I go for almonds. It gives me feeling that I have eaten something that actually I haven’t. Almonds are consumed in great quantities by bodybuilders and athletes, it helps them to maintain a healthy a much healthier body weight and also rich in essential nutrients, that aids in the growth of muscles.

I hope you’re already taking almonds at least two or three times a week, if not consume them. They’re perfect for your health and maintaining a good appetite. The nuts and oils are beneficial for your health and also your skin. So why not try them? That you are not

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling?

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

A lot of hubbub has been going around recently about coconut oil pulling, so it made me curious. After doing some reading, I was pretty amazed by the effects of coconut oil on oral health. So today on OiB, I would like to introduce the awesomeness of coconut oil, because you might be skeptical about this trend like I was once.

What is Oil Pulling? 

As explained on WebMD, oil pulling is a “type of Ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3,000 years… [that] involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil—typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil—in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.” The idea behind oil pulling is that the oils detoxify the oral cavity by drawing out toxins to create a clean, antiseptic environment.

I know what you are thinking. That sounds kind of like pseudo-science. But, recent studies have proven that oil pulling has many benefits.

Benefits of Oil Pulling 

A study in 2015 looked into the benefits of coconut oil pulling and the effects it has on plaque-related gingivitis. At the end of the 30 day period where the participants swished coconut oil, the results showed a “statistically significant decrease in the plaque and gingival indices” that was noted since day 7. The “scores continued to decrease during the period of study,” reports the head researcher.

The Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine published a full report on oil pulling in 2016 that details the following benefits:

  • Prevents dental cavities
  • Improves overall oral hygiene
  • Decreases oral microbial count (the lauric acid in coconut oil is great for this)
  • Reduces the stickiness of plaque
  • Reduces gingivitis
  • Decreases halitosis (bad breath)
  • Swishing strengthens the mouth and jaw muscles
  • Whitens teeth

Pretty cool, right? After reading the the studies, I could not wait to try it.

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

How To Pull Oil 

Okay, first, let me just say that while 20 minutes of swishing is how the ancients did it, you do not have to. Next, remember to buy organic, non-GMO coconut oil for maximum results.

Here is how I like to do oil pulling:

  1. Pour 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into your mouth (either with a spoon or from a medicine cup). Some people recommendto dothis right in the morning before drinking or eating, but I say whenever it works best for you.
  2. Swish for 5-20 minutes. Because 20 minutes is a long time, aim for around 10 minutes to receive the benefit.
  3. Go slow. Gentle swishing and sucking the oil through and around the teeth is all you need.
  4. Do not swallow. Spit the oil out in atrash can. Never spit it down the sink, because the oil will clog the pipes.
  5. Immediately rinse your mouth out with same warm sea salt water.
  6. Brush and floss as normal.

Final Thoughts 

I was skeptical about coconut oil pulling at first, but I am astounded by the results. That is why I wanted to share my thoughts and findings with you today on OiB. If you have tried coconut oil pulling before, feel free to share your experiences!

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Jojoba Oil, your New Skin Regenerator

Hello Dear OiB Reader. Hope you all havinv a lovely week. On my side, I have been busy preparing this lovely article. Jojoba Oil has been part of my skincare habis for ages. I am suprised I did not write this article sooner!

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Apart from being a natural refrigerant, is one other highlighting about Jojoba oil that it’s not that expensive when comparing to all other essential oils.

One great thing about Jojoba oil suits many skin type. It is a great relief to those who are facing acne problems, the oil helps in oozing out the pain and relaxes your skin. It can be used with other oils like tea tree oil to overcome acne problems. Once after you have applied tea tree oil, wash it off with warm water then apply the jojoba oil. This combination works best and I have personally recommended to many of my friends.

Jojoba oil is also great while using against a sensitive skin or aged skin. By using cosmetics, the skin may become rough and very sensitive, while facing such conditions you should definitely give jojoba oil a try. Not only it sooths the skin but also reduces the wrinkles and leaves a very pleasing fragrance. Using jojoba oil is a very relaxing skin care method. You can also use it as a natural skin moisturiser, it is not greasy and blends very well with the skin. So yeah jojoba oil does have multiple advantages.

As mentioned earlier, one of the great thing about jojoba oil is that it suits many skin type. I personally who have shown an allergic reaction to certain oils like coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil. So if these mentioned oils have not worked for you then you should definitely give jojoba oil a try.

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Using jojoba oil: –

Skin moisturiser –  to use as a natural moisturiser use 2 to 3 drops during the daytime and about 4 to 5 drops during the night-time to get a natural shiny look and also cools your skin.

On hair – Organic Jojoba oil can be used to get healthy hair. It gives a very shiny texture to the hair and get the smoothness you desire for. Apply 7 to 8 drops of oil directly to your hair, massage it well, this will help to keep your head cool and your hair healthy. Likewise, you can also use it is a conditioner, all you need to do is add a few drops of jojoba oil along with the shampoo and let it wash your hair.

⇔ As an aftershave – Jojoba oil has great healing properties and it is a natural refrigerant. So use jojoba oil right after shaving.

As a lip gloss – Jojoba oil can also be used as a natural lip gloss, take very small quantity like a drop or so and dap it on your lips. Not only use them closely look but also reduces the flakes on your lips.

Jojoba oil is one of my favourite oil. Instead of the greasy look like many other oils jojoba oil gives a very non relaxing nongreasy feel. I really believe you should incorporate jojoba oil in your daily life.

Love

Amanda.

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