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Fenugreek Powder – Skin + Hair

Here’s revealing the most evergreen skincare & hair secret of all time whose wonderful experience I cannot certainly contain! Reading this blog, you will surely help your skin and hair turn flawlessly better as the benefits are too good to be true. Fenugreek powder of ‘Kasuri Methi’ is a wonderful ingredient for many DIY cures as their organic nature is beneficial for all. It is my recommended skincare treatment as well as the most organic treatment that I have ever come across.

My Fenugreek Seeds | OrganicIsBeautiful
My Fenugreek Seeds | OrganicIsBeautiful

Let me tell you how it helps in nature while I will also let you in to a DIY cure too.

First let’s see what Fenugreek leaves are and from where did they actually evolve. Was it some scientist’s organic experiment, or some greedy witch’s spell set loose? Well Fenugreek is a plant that grows in nature every year while it has leaf bunches of two to three leaflets in it. It is grown all over the world while is quite dominated over the Indian sub-continent (near East). Growing countries include Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Morocco and such others.

Ayurvedic Spices and Nuts | OrganicIsBeautiful
Ayurvedic Spices and Nuts | OrganicIsBeautiful

Use of Fenugreek

Fenugreek has many uses. It is used a spice, as a vegetable in dishes and even as herb for medicines in addition to skincare purposes and hair treatments.

  • They reduce skin inflammation in wounds as well as are great for treating burns and eczema through healing
  • It helps anti-aging (wrinkles, lines, spots) as it has vitamin B3 and repairs cells which have been damaged to produce new ones.
  • It is a great face organic scrub prepared through DIY preparations and gives glowing skin in addition to removing blackheads.
  • It reduces acne as it lessens oiliness on the skin through its face mask.
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Fenugreek | OrganicIsBeautiful

Making Fenugreek Facial Pack — DIY

Here’s a quick DIY skincare formula for making Fenugreek facial pack

⇔ Ingredients

  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Yoghurt
  • Water

⇔ Direction

  1. Take about 2-3 tablespoons of Fenugreek seeds in a bowl and add one tablespoon of yoghurt to it
  2. Mix the pack thoroughly and apply to face as well as neck in repeated circular fashion
  3. Take 3 glasses of hot water and put in Fenugreek seed powder to boil it and strain it.
  4. Wash your face with this warm water to get your glowing skin naturally!
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Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

You could use this warm water to wash your face every day and see the results. These were two separate procedures for glowing skin but I combined both of them to receive such added benefits that I don’t need my base anymore! All I do is dab some moisturizer, put on my mascara and red lipstick and I am ready to glow out all day and all time! I keep my Fenugreek water handy and wash my face whenever I need to.

Some people would have tried everything but not gotten much instant results.

Well, I can help you with that as I have too many Fenugreek remedies, the question is, are you willing to ask or will you continue following chemical peels that have instant results?

Thank you for stopping by, as always, I am excited to see that OiB community is growing day by day 😉

Amanda 😉

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[Citrus Serie] 8 reasons you want to drink lemon water in the morning

Did you know that lemons have more potassium than apples or grapes? This interesting fact is just one of the many reasons why drinking lemon juice every morning can impact your health.
Starting your day with lemon juice is an excellent way to boost vitality, increase energy and cleanse out your system.

Supports the immune system:

The juice of half a lemon in a glass of water is rich in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu.  ability to absorb iron,

Aids digestion:

Good digestion is truly the root of good health.

Lemon and water strengthens the digestive system, especially stomach acid. It encourages the liver to produce bile and stimulates bowel movements. It helps cleanse the bowel by flushing out waste more efficiently and stimulates the release of gastric juices, which aid digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice can also help relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating.

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Limes & lemons (Image credit: Gourmet Sleuth)

Detoxifies the liver:

As mentione above, Lemon water acts as a liver cleanser by assisting in detoxification. Lemon water can also help control excess bile flow; decrease the amount of phlegm produced by the body.

Repairs skin:

Lemons are great for combating skin ageing, It is a fact: lemons are rich in vitamin C. As we know, vitamin C is among a few that selected exception that can treat multiple skincare concerns.

Warning:. When part of a beauty treatment, make sure to stay away from using too much of it as it may cause serious sunburn in your skin. People with a light or fair complexion mostly experience this issue.

Natural Preservatives
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Reduces appetite:

Lemons contain pectin, a soluble fiber commonly found in citrus fruits. No lemons, you can go ahead and have grapefruits for instance. They all contains Pectin that helps stave off hunger as the fiber creates a feeling of fullness, which results in the suppression of hunger cravings.

Balances pH levels:

Lemons are one of the most alkalising foods for the body and a good pH level is essential as too much acidity in the body can be inflammatory. “Lemon water is very alkalising and most of us have acidic bodies,” Chevalley Hedge says. “Educated foodies still think of lemons as being acidic when

Cleanses the urinary tract:

Lemon juice is a diuretic, meaning it encourages the production of urine. As a result, toxins are released at a faster rate, helping to purify the system and keep it healthy. Lemon juice can also change the pH level of the urinary tract which discourages the proliferation of bad bacteria.

Freshens breath:

The antiseptic qualities in lemon juice help kill off bad bacteria in the mouth by acting as a disinfectant.

It has stronger result when combined with Peppermint essential oil already talked about the benefit of a glass of lemon water integrated in a healthier morning, a wake-you-up better than coffee!

TIPS: To protect your teeth drink through a straw- as lemon is acidic until it is digested by the body.

Reference:

DIY Ayurvedic Shikakai Shampoo for Dry Hair

These days we often hear about people wanting to try to all natural products and products without harmful chemical and silicons for our hair. So today I am going to share a way to cleanse your hair naturally without using any shampoo or conditioner using all natural products.

This homemade shampoo for dry hair not only cleanses your hair of all the dirt but also leaves it smooth, shiny and silky.

The ingredients

Shikakai powder:

The word Shikakai literally means “fruit for hair”. Acacia concinna or Shikakai has been used traditionally for hair care in the Indian Subcontinent since ancient times. It is one of the Ayurvedic medicinal plants.

  • Shikakai powder is both a mild conditioner and a cleanser.
  • It promote hair strengh, stimulate volume and shine.
  • Shikakai is very drying and people having dry hair are only able to tolerate it in small doses combined with other powder.
Shikakai Powder | OrganicIsBeautiful
Shikakai Powder | OrganicIsBeautiful

Amla powder:

Amla powder is well-known as a hair conditioner, but it also has valuable anti-dandruff properties.

  • A homemade amla powder mask can also add texture and volume to your hair.
  • Unlike shampoos, it does not harm your hair follicles and prevents graying.
  • Taken internaly, amla powder with licorice powder and honey provide soothing relief in cold and cough. Antioxidants ellegic acid, vitamin C and gallic acid help boost immunity and fight infection.
  • Amla powder is a wonderful antoxidant and raises metabolism, keeping your weight under control.
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Green Amla Gooseberry. (Source: livesuperfoods.com)

Reeth powder:

It is one of the main ingredients in the manufacture of soaps and shampoos for hair. It also has insecticidal properties which helps in removing lice.

  • Reetha powder is said to help nourish the hair making it healthy, clean, and smooth.
  • Reetha cleansing agent cleanses the skin with gentle effect and not to irritate the skin.
  • It is also use for removing lice from the scalp without not to ant damage.
  • Reetha powder can be used in the same way as Amla powder to wash body and hair.
  • It helps to promotes the growth of hair and removes dandruff.

TIPS: Running low in cleaning detergent? One good thing about reetha powder is washing various items including clothes, jewelry and other antique items!

Reethna Nuts | OrganicIsBeautiful
Reethna Nuts | OrganicIsBeautiful

After continuously using any of these recipes with reetha to wash the hair, for the next couple of time, the hair will become stronger and healthier.

Soap nuts are round hollow nuts with black dense seeds in them. The outer layer which is a dark brownish in color is the part that we use for the hair care products. Boldsky
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Not sure what to do with Shikakai? Recall my tutorial on how to use Amla and Shikakai for your hair. Link below

The preparation:

We all have different type and texture of hair. For the ladies with dry hair a light oil massage before a few hours from taking a hair wash may be a good idea.

Note: Never heard of oil massage before? No worries, OiB has it all covered. Have a look at my earlier post about Pre-shampoo treatment (link).

  1. Wet your hair
  2. Prepare the reetna liquid. (How to prepare reethna paste link?)
  3. Mix 2 tbsp of Amla powder Shikakai powder and add it into the reetna liquid
  4. Use as you use a shampoo.

⇒ Result: The nutritional value of the paste gets absorbed with our scalp and makes our hair healthy and strong guaranteeing vibrant color!

Reference:

http://blog.redrosehenna.com/2013/06/reetha-benefits-of-reetha-powder-for.html and http://www.livestrong.com/article/254803-how-to-use-amla-powder-on-hair/

Ladies, have you tried amla/shikakai/reetha in your regimen? How does it work for your hair?

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DIY Homemade Orange Peel Face Mask

Now that you know why orange peels are as much beneficial for your body as your skin, it’s time to get our hands dirty!

Living abroad, I have learn to become very versatile and flexible when it comes to treating my skin. Some products that I used to find easily when living in my home country were sometimes not available in my local markets. I slowly turned into skin care recipe that allows me to respect my budget and remove that frustration away of not getting that product I really need.

Surprisingly, orange peel powder is used in several skin care recipes to reduce acne, cleanse and open up clogged pores, protect skin from blackheads, control oiliness, or highlight the natural glow of our skin.

How to make an orange facial mask at home?

Get organic orange fruits and create your orange peel powder.

Missing a step? Yes. The most important one.

The freshly cut orange peels needs to be sun-dried! To do so,

Spread the peels on a tray and place them in areas which receive plenty of sunshine, like a balcony.

Let orange peels dry in the sun for a day or two. It is only after this phase that you will next move to crushing the peels into a powder using a blender.

You can store the powder in an air-tight container until you need to use it.

Prepare your Facial Mask ingredients.

You will need two ingredients. Yes, that’s all! And guess what? Both are available in your kitchen.

I named: Yogurt and Honey!

  • Why Yogurt? In the Ancient India, yogurt, when applied to skin, was used as an effective remedy to get rid of acne and pimples. It can also create a barrier that prevents new acne-causing bacteria from reaching the skin.
  • Why Honey? Honey is one of those amazing things that nature and bees provide. Honey has antimicrobial properties, antioxidants and at the same time, is beneficially sticky. Honey, especially raw or unpasteurized,  works as natural humectant and helps the skin keeps its natural moisture. 

The recipe.

  • 1 tablespoon of your newly made orange peels powder.
  • 1/2 cup of nature Greek yogurt.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

PS: I personally prefer when the honey is warmed, it makes it easier to work with it. The texture is a bit more looser so it blends with the other two ingredients easier.

  • Mix it all together until you get a compact paste.
  • Simply spread a layer on your face and wait 15min.

PS: 15-20min wait is approximate and vary from skin to skin. When you feel that the mask dry off a little bit, it’s time to wash it all off!

  • Rinse it all off with tepid water and feel amazed. Your skin is now revitalized.
Orange Peels - OrganicIsBeautiful
Orange Peels | OrganicIsBeautiful

The Result.

The antioxidants in honey and the peels help make the skin look younger while the yogurt naturally is effective in curing acne by cleansing your pores.

(Note: Be careful for a few hours if you’re going out in the sun after this mask, as it will cause photosensitivity.)

Personally, it  made my face much much more soft, HIGHLY recommended, and it’s a superb way to use oranges … outside the box.

I hope you enjoyed this simple facial mask recipe. Try it out and let me know how you feel in the comment area.

Amanda 😉

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