Overnight Coconut Oil Beauty Tips

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5 uses for olive oil to improve hair health

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The very healthy olive oil is not just beneficial for the overall health of the body or the skin, the topical application of the oil is found to benefit hair growth. The beneficial fatty acids in the oil keep the scalp and hair moisturized. The oil is also found to protect hair from sun damage and help in lice prevention.

1 – Soft and shiny strands

The antioxidants present in olive oil protect against oxidative stress. When you apply the serum with natural antioxidants to your hair strands, it not only protects your hair from UV rays but also improves the overall texture, color, and shine in your strands.

2 – Hair and scalp moisturizer

Olive oil is a rich source of fatty acids which is essential for improving our skin and hair structure.One of the great ways to ensure hair is protected and remains soft is to massage your scalp and hair once or twice a week with olive oil. Olive oil works for most hair types, except maybe those with very fine hair.

3- Protection from sun damage

Scalp is an extension of the skin so, when you apply olive oil on your scalp, you protect the hair roots, and scalp from getting affected by cancer-causing UV rays.

4 – No to hair fall

Olive oil application and even consumption reduce oxidative stress on the skin and hair that causes aging. Hair loss is one of the effects of oxidative stress on our body.

5 – See the last of lice

Lice infestation in hair is a major concern, especially for parents of school going children. You can try the olive oil treatment to kill the lice. The suffocation treatment calls for applying warm olive oil to infested hair and scalp and then covering the head with a plastic shower cap for a prolonged period of time. Though the suffocation treatment is useful to a great extent, it is found that it may not have the desired effect if left on the hair for less than 12 hours. The study on the treatment, published in Pediatric Drugs Journal, shows that using olive oil as a suffocating agent (for 12 hours a day) can actually kill a considerable number of lice if the treatment is continued for two to three days.10 Olive oil application, however, makes it easy to run a lice comb through the hair to capture even the last living lice on the hair.

How To Apply Olive Oil On The Hair

One of the best ways to apply olive oil is applying it warm to middling hot. You need about two tablespoons of olive oil to cover your scalp and smooth through your hair. When you massage the scalp with hot oil, it stimulates the roots and helps in improving blood circulation to the scalp. It dilates the blood vessels in your scalp ensuring better blood flow to the roots, which in turn help in hair growth. Clinical study shows that daily scalp massage can actually help in hair growth and its health.11.

Olive oil is one of the healthiest oil available. Make the most of this wonder oil by not just adding it to food but applying it on the skin and hair, too.

 

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FIGHTING MIGRAIN AND HEADACHES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

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Very common, headaches can take many forms and can sometimes be very disabling on a daily basis. They may settle abruptly or gradually, touch some or all of the skull, vary in intensity, be accompanied or not by other symptoms …
These headaches most often correspond to headaches of tension or migraines, without gravity but which can be very troublesome:
Tension headache is defined as a moderate, diffuse continuous pain that lasts for a long time, without nausea or vomiting, which is accompanied by difficulty in concentration. It occurs mostly at the end of the day and is often linked to stress, fatigue, or psychological tension.
Migraine is a unilateral and pulsatile headache occurring in seizures, of moderate to severe intensity. It is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or intolerance to noise or light. In some patients, the crisis is preceded by signs called “aura”. The factors triggering migraines are very varied: lack of sleep, skipped meals or on the contrary too copious, consumption of certain foods (such as alcohol, coffee and chocolate), certain noises, odors or lights …

If the triggering factors are known, the first thing to do is to avoid them as much as possible! Also remember to hydrate well (many headaches are related to dehydration) and try to relax and evacuate your tensions.

We can mix:

  • 1 ml lavender essential oil
  • 1 ml basil essential oil
  • 2 ml peppermint essential oil

Use: 2 to 3 drops of the mixture in local application on zones of pain according to the needs.

Masca pentru intarirea firului de par

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Parul se subtiaza din diferite motive cum ar fi: varsta, stylingul exagerat, boala…

Iata o masca din ingrediente naturale care ajuta la revigorarea firului de par, astfel incat sa recastigati volumul si sanatatea podoabei capilare.

Avem nevoie de:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 ou
  • 1/4 cana ulei de cocos
  • 15 picaturi de ulei esential de rozmarin

Le mixam intr-un bol astfel incat sa cream o pasta omogena.

Oul, uleiul de avocado si uleiul de cocos hidrateaza si hranesc firul de par in timp ce uleiul esential de rozmarin are proprietati ce stimuleaza cresterea parului.

Aplicam din abundenta masca pe parul umed sau uscat. Dupa 20 de minute indepartam masca cu apa calduta apoi spalam  cu samponul obisnuit. Putem clati cu un ceai de cuisoare ( intr-o cana de apa fierbem 2 linguri de cuisoare). Ceaiul de cuisoare revigoreaza culoarea parului.

DIY Hair Thickening Mask

Hair can become thinner for a variety of reasons, including aging, over-styling, even disease.

There are some natural remedies you can easily make at home to increase your hair’s volume and give the appearance of thicker hair.

Hair Thickening Mask

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 15 drops Rosemary essential oil

Add avocado, coconut oil, egg, and Rosemary oil to a small bowl, and mix well to combine.

The avocado, egg, and coconut oil will provide moisture and nutrients for your hair. Rosemary oil is also a wonder ingredient for thin hair, because it has stimulating properties that can help rejuvenate those less-active hair follicles.

To use the mask, apply generously to wet or dry hair, and let it sit in your hair for about 20 minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap if necessary to keep from making a mess. After 20 minutes, rinse the mask out using cool water, then shampoo as normal.

Hair Thickening Rinse

  • 2 Tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 cup water

Clove tea can naturally enhance hair color while thickening weak, thin strands.

 

 

 

Source:http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2015/08/diy-hair-thickening-mask-rinse.html

 

 

4 oils for dry winter skin

1- Avocado oil

Deeply penetrating and extremely moisturizing, yet easily absorbed by skin.  Provides intense, lasting moisturizing and nourishment with vitamins A, D and E.  Adds rich hydration, softening, cell regenerating and replenishment qualities when added to body oil, butter or cream formulas. 

Makes a great addition to facial products as well, smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, tones, and revitalizes the complexion. It lends a thicker, richer feel and consistency to serums and creams and provides an occlusive layer to protect skin from winter elements.

2- Hemp seed oil

A nourishing and deeply moisturizing oil which is quickly absorbed by skin.  Promotes healing, softens and calms extremely dry, irritated and itchy skin.

Hemp seed oil penetrates deeply and is rich in omega fatty acids, proteins and vitamins to nourish and improve the skins barrier function. 

Hemp seed oil makes a nice addition to body oils, butters and creams, lending fast-absorbing, deeply hydrating and softening qualities.

Hemp seed oil is suitable for all facial skin skin types too, even oily and acne-prone skin. It helps- improve elasticity, softens and hydrates facial skin.

3 – Calendula (macerated/infused) oil

Healing, soothing, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing, calendula is great for all skin types. Often infused in sunflower oil which is a light, easily absorbed and versatile oil, good for all skin types, and affordable in cost.

Calendula encourages repairing of skin, while offering strong anti-inflammatory benefits, so it is great for promoting the healing of dehydrated, cracked or irritated skin, common during the winter months. 

Calendula works well for every skin type, including sensitive, broken and inflamed skin, offering calming, soothing, softening, moisturizing and potent healing benefits. 

Wonderful in body and face oils, healing salves or balms, creams and lotions

4- Meadowfoam oil

Rich in fatty acids and thus deeply moisturizing and emollient; meadowfoam is a heavier oil which absorbs into skin really fast.  Forms a non-greasy-feeling protective layer on skin which effectively shields skin from the winter elements, while hydrating, healing and delaying the signs of aging related to dehydration and outdoor elements. 

Source: http://www.schoolofnaturalskincare.com/4-top-carrier-oils-for-dry-winter-skin/

Why use oats in your skincare product

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Oatmeal is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and lipids.

  • helps keep skin hydrated by forming an occlusive layer on the surface that retains water in the skin
  • allows natural and gentle cleansing of skin due to presence of saponins
  • provide very gentle exfoliations
  • imparts moisturising, shooting , conditioning, and nourishing qualites, significantly improving skin dryness and roughness
  • helps reduce skin inflammation
  • has antioxidans properties
  • contrains flavanoids that are strong UVA screens
  • low allergenic potential
  • is suited for all skin types including sensitive skin and problem skin such as acne, eczema and psoriasis
  • it is inexpensive and realdily available