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Witch Hazel as a Skin toner?

The pollution, dust and the UV rays from the sun is making the skin dull and dark. I know it cos I live under the tropical weather since 3 years now. Like me, I’m quite sure you are in search of a perfect natural skin toner. I was also searching it many years before, that is when I stumbled upon hazel. Extract from this medicinal plant can be used as a skin toner.

Witch hazel its origin in American, the American Indians used it for fighting many skin problems.

It’s perfect for fighting many skin conditions like acne, sore skin and even skin cancer.

Witch Hazel Plant. Photo credit Indianapublicmedia.org | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Witch Hazel Plant. Photo credit Indianapublicmedia.org | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

So in the event if you’re looking for a perfect skin toner. And longing for a healthy skin then take my advice and go for Witch hazel. This natural and colorful plant definitely has many benefits for your skin.

What is Witch hazel?

Also called the winter bloom this plant finds its its origin in North America. The leaves and the bark of this plant has many medicinal uses. It is well known for its skin healing properties, and so it is used to naturally fight against acne, inflammation, small cuts, blisters, and much more.

Preparation of the Toner

From the bark and the leaves of this plant a special type of liquid is extracted called polyphenols and tannins. This is then mixed along with alcohol to make a very concentrated fluid called Witch hazel toner. This liquid can be used as a natural skill toner. The availability of the Witch hazel extract can be a problem, visit your nearest market and check whether it is available or not. If not ask the store if he or she can get it or not.

The fun part is, this toner can be taken internally also just like a medicine. Rich in medicinal value it can be used to cure cold, vomiting, flu and much more.

Benefits of Witch Hazel Toner

Witch hazel is among the best treatment to fight acne. The healing nature of Witch hazel helps to get over skin inflammation, oiliness and sometime rashes. Witch hazel has a anti septic nature which fights against the bacteria’s, it also reduces growth of bacteria on the skin.

Applying the toner leaves a protective layer on the skin, this helps to keep the skin tone and tidy for a longer period of time is. Witch hazel toner has another very important property, it shrinks the pores and skin and reduces the production of sweat and body’s natural oil, there are only very few natural substances which are capable to do so.

Many of these qualities have made me a huge fan of Witch hazel toner, I also strongly recommend you to use it incorporate in your daily life.

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You can use Witch hazel toner with other natural acne fighting agents like a tea tree oil and coconut oil to get best results. I remember one of my colleagues to whom I recommended the tea tree oil, also started using Witch hazel and the results were staggering. So, if you are facing similar problems then you must definitely go for it.

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Witch hazel can be also used by elderly women who are concerned about their ageing skin. Witch hazel toner reduces the wrinkles, dryness and tightness of the skin. The protective layer also protects your skin from further damage, it’s an all in all natural anti-aging serum. Witch hazel toner reduces the skin discolouration and bring back the youthful of your skin.

If you believe Witch hazel is the right product for you than just give it a try. I’m quite sure you will be very satisfied with the results. Use it and let me know about the results.

Amanda.

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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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Try This: Savory Breakfast Yogurt

Yogurt can be much more intimate that you may think. I will not mention its fabulous and natural healing and calming properties for your skin. No, that would be a sacrilege. Why? Because today, on OiB, we indulge ourself. A me-time should I say. You have finished pampered yourself, you had some turmeric latte to kick start your day.

Now, it is time for breakfast time. Yes, it’s time to take yogurt beyond fruit and granola. Look to your favorite spices and nuts, consider the possibilities of any leftover cooked veggies you have in your fridge, and start layering ingredients until you have a bowl that’s to your liking. Not sure where to start? Here’s some good options.

And the good thing is all of which can be happily mixed and matched.

1- The base: Tomato

Tomatoes | OrganicIsBeautiful
Tomatoes | OrganicIsBeautiful

Tomatoes, raw or roasted, is plain yogurt’s best friend. Chopped or grated raw cucumber is great, too, as are shredded or thinly-sliced carrots and radishes. Roasted or sautéed onions or garlic, squash, greens, and mushrooms are also good options. Even better if you have them leftover from dinner the night before.

2- The Taste: Pesto

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Pesto | OrganicIsBeautiful

Use any herb you like: basil, parsley, dill, mint, etc. Do you have some pesto or herb oil in the fridge? Definitely use that.

3- Shape it: Nuts, Grains & Seeds

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Sunflower Seeds | OrganicIsBeautiful

Because every bowl of yogurt is better with something crunchy on top, pick your favorite nuts and seeds and sprinkle generously. Go for pumpkin, sesame, and chia seeds; almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and pistachios; or crunchy coconut chips.

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Walnut | OrganicIsBeautiful

(I like to toast a mix of a few different nuts and seeds in a small skillet before adding them to my yogurt bowl, but you don’t necessarily have to do that.) Nut and seed butters work with yogurt, too, so go ahead and add a swirl of almond butter, tahini or even hummus. Feel free to check my Facebook page for more details. I am also on Instagram and Twitter 😉

Instead of sweet granola, try raw or toasted rolled oats, or an unsweetened puffed grain cereal. Leftover cooked whole grains or quinoa can be a nice, chewy addition as well. Quinoa? Sounds familiar. If not, click on the link for a quick reminder

4- The rest

Never forget a sprinkling of salt: it’s the finishing touch that makes everything sing. If that salt is a flaky sea salt and adds a little bit of crunch, even better. Something spicy like chili flakes or curry powder is always nice, too. For that matter, so is a few shakes of hot sauce.

Unless you’re using pesto or herb oil, a drizzle of your very best olive oil is the ultimate finish for a savory yogurt bowl.

Note: I would hate to show off my [not-that] awesome photography skills on OiB one day. Yet, that day has not come yet. The visual used to prepare my article are from Epicurious.com.

So, now you know 😉 Oh, the possibilities! Have you ever tried savory yogurt? What are your favorite combinations?

Amanda 😉

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