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Rosemary Essential Oil

What if I told you that Rosemary has far greater use then just adding flavor to your food? Yes, you heard it right. Today on OiB I will tell you about the medical uses of Rosemary essential oil which is getting increasingly popular as more people are getting to know its benefits. This wonder oil has the ability to enhance hair growth, relieve pain and improve your mental health. Often, Rosemary is also used to treat liver, gallbladder and heart problems. Also, if you’re suffering from memory loss, high bp or just plain old headache then you should use this natural oil.

Topical Application
As mentioned earlier, I will only focus on the medical uses of Rosemary Oil and one of themost common and tested use is the topical application of Rosemary oil. This organic and natural oil is very effective in dealing with a variety of pains such as arthritis, rheumatism and headaches. All you have to do is to gently massage your affected area. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of this oil it is great in treating pain caused by sprains or joint aches. Furthermore, the oil is pretty effective in quickening up the process of healing open wounds and cuts simply because it improves the overall blood flow in your body.

Aromatherapy
They say that olfactory cues are very important in determining what mood you’re in and your overall state of mind. This is where the great aroma of Rosemary kicks in because its pleasant smell calms your mind, clears your respiratory track and keeps your mentally fresh. That’s why, you’ll see the presence of Rosemary in many perfumes, air fresheners, candles, cosmetics and bath oil. Most people will mix rosemary oil with water to remove unpleasant odor from rooms, furniture. Another good property of this oil is that it will blend well with lavender, lemongrass and other essential oils which make it much more effective.

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Lemongrass | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Enhances Mental Activity
As we mentioned earlier, Rosemary oil has pleasant aroma which serves as an excellent tonic for the brain and nerves. This is very popular among colleges student who use to relieve themselves of pre-exam tension and helps them to focus on studies only. That’s why I would recommend that whenever you are mentally tired or depressed then simply inhale a little rosemary oil instead of cigarette and you’ll see wonders happen.

Respiratory Uses
Common respiratory issues such as cough, cold, flu, throat congestions or sore throat can be easily cured if you use Rosemary oil. Sufferers of bronchial asthma are also recommended Rosemary in some treatment programs.

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Rosemary | OrganicIsBeautiful

Enhancing Hair Growth
Many herbal shampoos and lotions use Rosemary as it increases blood flow which in turn stimulates the hair follicles and helps in making your grow longer and stronger. Furthermore, if your hair is becoming gray before time or if you’re suffering from early hair loss then Rosemary oil should be used. Therefore, if you’re starting to experience male baldness then you better start using Rosewood oil.

DIY Rosemary Shampoo

 170gms castile soap
 170gm water or coconut milk
 16 drops Rosemary
 2 drops Peppermint essential oil

Instructions
Combine all the ingredients and you are ready to use it.

Conclusion
As we have seen in this article that Rosewood oil has many benefits and if you’re suffering from any of the problems mentioned above you should use this oil. I have personally used this oil to make my hair longer and stronger and I’m sure that when time comes it will help me. To finish, I would like to conclude by encouraging you all to share your experience with
Rosewood oil which you think will help our readers.

What do you think of Rosemary essential Oil? Tell me in the comments below.

Safflower oil Organicisbeautiful

Be Naturally Beautiful with Safflower Oil

When it comes to skincare, I prefer organic and DIY methods that are easy to accomplish. Today I am introducing the most effective way of skin care to all my beautiful readers. And I can assure you that this method will not become the pain in your neck even after trying for couple of weeks. Ever heard of Safflower Oil? No?

Basically, Safflower Oil is obtained from its seeds. Dry climate is the favourable condition for this plant to grow. It is affected by frost. The Safflower Oil does not have any colour and flavour. Safflower Oil is very beneficial because it is nutritional value is equals to sunflower oil. High
percentage of polyunsaturated fats, omega 6 fatty acids, and vitamin E can be found in it. Safflower Oil is also used as medicine.

Want to know other advantages of Safflower Oil? Scroll down.

I have mentioned some benefits above, but here I am mentioning other useful affects of it. Safflower Oil is full of benefits, like it strengthens cell membranes. It is great for knocking out excess body fat, reduce cholesterol and for maintaining regular menstrual cycle. Its benefit of Vitamin E cannot be ignored. It is amazing source for moisturizing and
restructuring skin. So, all the people with dry skin must start using it. Safflower Oil possesses
the quality of alleviating bruises, minor irritations and acne. It repairs skin providing acne relief and diminishing wrinkles, and fine lines.

If you are out of vegetable oil, then do not hesitate to use Safflower Oil, it is interchangeable with vegetable oil. You can easily find it different edible items like margarines and salad dressings. Safflower Oil is used, in order to dye fabrics and give colour to cosmetic items. It possesses soothing affect, that is why it is used it for massages. Safflower Oil can be found in commercial and homemade skin products like soaps, lotions, and creams.

DIY Light Organic Body Oil Recipe Blend

Ingredients

 Oil phase: 6,5 tablespoons total– (100%) – Makes 100ml
 2 tsp of organic golden jojoba oil
 2 tbs of organic camelia seed oil
 2,5 tbs of organic safflower oil
 Essential oils (optional)
 3 drops lavender EO
 3 drops of rose geranium EO
 3 drops of frankinscence EO
 Dark Amber Glass Bottle (It is best to use a dark glass bottle to avoid any
contaminants leaching from plastic bottles and to protect the carrier oils from light.)

Directions

 Combine all the carrier oils together in a dark glass bottle. Add the essential oils if
you wish and shake well.

Be careful with Safflower Oil as it has short life span. It can only be used for three months after opening or two years if the seal is still intact. It can quickly become rancid. To extend its life I mixed it with other carrier oil having good antioxidants property and stored it in a cool and dry place. You can do the same. Please keep it out of direct sunlight’s reach and refrigerate it once it is opened.

Conclusion
Safflower Oil is beneficial in various ways and it is used in variety of things. Discover now how Safflower Anyone averagely concerned about their skin must discover how Safflower Oil can help you.

What are your views about Safflower Oil? Tell me in the comments below

Chives – The Herb of the month!

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Aren’t you interested in reading about this amazing herb? Yes? Today at OiB I will enlighten you about Chives. ( YESS :D)

Origins

Nature has provided us with various beneficial organic gifts. Chives are one of them. Chives is the world’s most commonly used herb. Its origins were traced from the land of Asia. It can also be found in some parts of Europe. It is a low profile herb, which means that not a lot of people know about it. It is available any time of the year in markets. You can also grow chives at your place.

Chives are considered are one of the most selling herbs people just can’t get enough of. It is regarded highly because of its refreshing taste and flavor that its gives to food. It also possesses excellent therapeutic quality. Growing chives in your backyard are immensely necessary.

It belongs to the same family as onion and garlic, but it is the smallest in the troop. Its aroma and flavor cannot be described in words. It gives strong flavor and distinctly good taste to every food that it is incorporated too.

Surprising Benefits

Chives are also used for garnishing. Besides of its being beneficial in the kitchen, it is also best known for its therapeutic values which help in fighting common illnesses and infections.

Chives are rich in oil and essences that are naturally given off in the air because of its sulfur content.  This is the reason behind the unique-mouth-watering smell of herb used in many food items. The best part about growing chives in your garden is that it van directly be used after plucking. It is unbelievably versatile and can be used in many kinds of foods. It is great for pasta and vegetable mixes. It also enhances the flavor of meat and poultry related dishes.

Having the similar therapeutic effect as garlic, chives are also beneficial in easing heart and blood circulation. It also works well in normalizing fluctuating and unstable blood pressure. Furthermore, chives can also improve your eyesight because it contains a high percentage of vitamin A content. It is also rich in calcium, which helps in strengthening your bones. It is also good for a more resistant immune system.

Fresh Chives | OrganicIsBeautiful
Fresh Chives | OrganicIsBeautiful

Grow at home!

Because of various benefits of chives, people are showing interest in growing chives at home. It is a good thing as growing chives is  relatively easy and can be done even if you have basic gardening skills. In a backyard garden, chives can be grown along with the other herbs in one bed. You have to make sure that plant is well watered but not drowned and that it is getting enough sunlight.

You can also grow it inside your house even you are living in a classy modern looking apartment or home. You can have herb ready whenever you want one. As the herb is almost water resistant, its maintenance is easy. Once it is sprouted, it can go about itself. Because of this, even if you are busy with your work, you can have a herb ready for your dinner or for your first aid to certain illness.

I have one at my place and I tell you, it is very beneficial to have one of your own.

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DIY MIXED HERB VEGAN PESTO

Ingredients

1 Cup Mixed Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Sage, Parsley, Cilantro, Kale, Arugula, Mint, Chives) Choose 1 to 3 that complement each other

¾ Cups Nuts of Choice (Pine Nuts, Cashews, Walnuts, or Blanched Almonds)

¼ Cup Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Clove Garlic

¼ Teaspoon Salt

¼ Teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

Add everything to a food processor. I used the smaller bowl and blade insert. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.

Aren’t you excited to try it out? 😉 

Chives

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Raspberry + Elderberry = Skin Energizer

Today on OiB I will teach you a very interesting recipe using raspberry and elderberry. You could call it a fruit juice or a jam. Just the thickness varies, that is all. Depending on the amounts of water and sugar, you add, you have either a fruit juice or jam.

I have tried it and it proved to be an instant skin energizer. For all you women out there, who feel that their skin is slightly on the dull side, will want to check this DIY recipe out.

The elderberry bush is a popular nature berry that can be found in several regions in the United States of America and Canada. They usually grow in cool areas. You can find the berries growing on their tress during the months of August and October.

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Berries | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

The white flowers are something to see, really they are amazing. The tiny black fruit provides abundance of juice for such a small looking fruit. Don’t directly eat the fruits because they are extremely powerful, which is why little cooking is required before you pop them in your mouth.

These berries are ideal for making sauces, wines, and jams. And jams are my personal favorite. The berries are very good for skin and come with several other health properties like they cure a bad stomach and even come with anti cancer properties.

Ingredients

  • A cup of raspberries
  • A cup of elderberries

Procedure

Step1

You will need to wash the elderberries and raspberries. This helps in getting rid of the stalks which are present on them. Instead of using your fingers, you can make use of a fork. Now, you will want to place the berries in a hot pan.

Step2

As you are cooking the berries, start to mash them. Once you are done mashing, you can pour them into the muslin. Leave the items overnight in the refrigerator. Next day morning all you need to do is measure the juice in the bowl and boil in a cleaned pan. You will then want to pour into warm jars.

Step3

When preparing a sauce or syrup, you need to dissolve the honey in warm water and then put it inside the refrigerator. You are done. Wasn’t it simple?

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The Best 15 Foods and Drinks to Help You Stay Hydrated

                                      Once you start drinking, you won’t stop

Introduction
Just like your car engine needs oil to keep it smoothly running and prolong its life. Similarly, a
human body needs to be well hydrated so that you remain fresh and active throughout the day.
That’s why today on OiB I will be telling you about 15 natural and organic food and drinks that
will keep you healthy throughout the day.

15 Foods and Drinks

1. Water: There is no replacement for water. It is the most vital hydrator a person can
consume. Heat, sweat and activity will empty the water level in your body and therefore
it is crucial that you keep on refilling your body with water supply. Additionally, adding
lemon to water will give you a natural vitamin C boost.

2. Cucumbers: 90% of cucumbers comprise of water. In addition to that, they have other
nutrients to nourish the body. Cucumbers also contain high amounts of caffeic acid
which is known to soothe the skin.

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Cucumber | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

3. Coconut Water: Coconut water is specially effective in hot climate conditions and is a
suitable replacement for water. Coconut water contains minerals that will protect your
body from effects of heat.

4. Watermelon: Watermelon is one vegetable which children enjoy the most because of its
rich taste and the cooling effect it has on the human body especially in hot conditions
because of the presence of calcium, potassium and sodium.

5. Cabbage: Cabbage is the most important food for me in my salad. It is rich in vitamin C
and aids in weight loss by lowering the cholesterol level as it has more than sufficient
levels of fibers and natural probiotics.

6. Iced Herbal Tea: Don’t worry, Iced Herbal Tea has zero caffeine and is particularly
helpful if you have problems with your stomach or digestion. Iced herbal Tea is a healthy
and recommended alternative to contemporary soft drinks which don’t hydrate your
body effectively.

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7. Salads: Lettuce contains high level of fiber and comprises of 90% water that’s why it will
keep your body hydrated for a long period.

8. Apples: Not only do Apples keep you hydrate but they also have been found in reducing
your cardio problems and lessen the side effects of cancer treatment.

9. Red Bell Peppers: Let’s face it, Bell peppers not only taste good but they also look good
in our food and salad. They contain handful of nutrients such as Vitamin B, folic acid and
much more

10. Tomatoes: They say a tomato a day keeps the cancer away. Tomatoes are rich is
manganese and lycopene which aids in stopping certain cancers. Additionally, tomatoes
comprise of 94% water so you’re virtually eating water if you’re eating a tomato, How
cool is that!

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Tomatoes | OrganicIsBeautiful

11. Pineapples: Pineapple has many benefits for your health. It will also naturally detox your
body to keep you healthy and fresh.

12. Grapefruit: This oversized orange (what I call it) is very useful in controlling your hunger,
keep you hydrated and reduces weight. It also keeps you hydrated throughout the day.
However, if you don’t like the taste of Grapefruit then I would suggest you to add a
pinch of black salt which will enhance the flavor.

13. Celery: is made almost entirely out of water. It is rich in amino acid, vitamins and
mineral salts which keep you hydrated.

14. Berries: If you’re looking to naturally detoxify your body, keep yourself hydrated and
enjoy some tasty fruit. Then berries is the answer you’re looking for. Berries are rich in
fiber and anti-oxidants.

15. Carrots: On the face of it, carrots look dull and dry but then again you should never
judge a book by its cover because carrots are more than 85% water (SURPRISED).
Furthermore, carrots have been known to improve eyesight courtesy the beta-carotene
present in it.

DIY Tomato Juice::

Ingredients:
3 large tomatoes
2 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber (peeled)
ginger (about 1/4 inch)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1/4 inch hot pepper (or pinch cayenne pepper)
Salt, pepper & Stevia to taste

Directions
Cut the peel off the cucumber (mainly to remain the nice red color of the tomato juice, for
health you would like to leave the skin on. The juice will then look brownish though…Run all
ingredients through your juicer starting with the soft ingredients such as lemon and cucumber.
Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to add a few leafs or drops of stevia for sweetness. (or use raw
honey, apple, water mellon or mango if you don't have stevia)

Conclusion
I hope you find this list useful and you will incorporate some if not all the items in your daily routine.
In the end, I would highly encourage you guys to leave your valuable feedback and tell us any food or
drink which you think should be in this list.

Ever tried drinking any of these? If not then do it NOW

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