Showing posts with label Oils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oils. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

My favorite facial oil? Baobab oil!

I have discovered this perfect facial oil some months ago and I can assure you that Baobab oil is really very good oil for your skin, hair, lips, nails and even for dental care.
Baobab oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E, F, improves the elasticity of skin and healing damaged skin. The oil is easily absorbed into the skin without clogging pores and after  few minutes you feel  your skin smooth and touchable.
Personally I use this pure oil  as an additional cleanser and moisturizer after washing with my natural soap and my skin feels happy.
Every morning I hear compliments of my colleagues: O, Natalia, your skin is fresh and beatiful !

And 54 years old woman feels proud and happy.
Still no wrinkles :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Coconut Body Pralines

After a bath or shower  I like to treat my skin with Coconut Body Pralines. Wonderful skin oil properties of Coconut Butter, Sweet Almond Oil  moisturize, make my skin smooth and  supple. It gives a good feeling very sure: my skin loves it and I love that it’s easily absorbed.
So,  to create the Coconut Body Pralines I need two ingredients:

Coconut Butter is a top favorite of mine. The unrefined Coconut Butter has a strong typical Cocos odor, for people who really enjoy this stunning fragrance. Coconut butter helps increase or maintain skin elasticity and is very hydrating.
Coconut Oil an organic is best, to make sure that all the nutrients and beneficial properties are intact. Coconut oil’s antioxidant properties protect the skin from free radical damage and because it’s so full of essential fatty acids, it also helps to build and strengthen skin-cell structures. This keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong and supple, which helps to prevent sagging and wrinkles.

What is the difference between Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter?
Coconut Butter is the pureed meat of mature coconuts.  It is roughly 60% oil, but it also has the fiber from the meat in it.  It is solid at room temperature, a creamy white or beige color and when warmed up is thick and creamy and smooth.
Coconut Oil on the other hand has no fiber.  The oil has been separated from the meat of the coconut.  It is solid at room temperature and translucent.  If you see it solid it will look like it has florets or snowflakes in it.  When warmed up is becomes liquid and completely clear.  It can be used for higher temperature cooking or frying.

Sweet Almond Oil is an emollient – in that it smooths and softens skin more than hydrates it. It’s full of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant and great skin protector and healer. I also love that it’s easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

In a bain-marie, melt down 90% of Coconut Butter and 10% of Sweet Almond until fully liquid.
Pour the mix  into the ice-molds and keep in in cold.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Aloe Vera Macerat homemade

Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties properties. The elements in Aloe Vera such as amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals are essential for human body. The organic components help us be healthy.
Because of Aloe’s well-known healing properties for the skin. Aloe is one of the primary compounds used in the cosmetic industry. It helps heal wounds and is great for applying topically to burns, abrasions, psoriasis and even to bug bites.
Aloe is also an antipruritic: a substance that relieves or prevents itching.
Aloe Vera is an astringent: which causes the contraction of body tissues, typically used to reduce bleeding from minor abrasions.
Due to aloe’s high water content over 99% water, it is a great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin.
Aloe increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair. Aloe is an emollient, helping to soften and soothe the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation.
The Aloe gel if applied to scalp restores pH balance of the scalp and encourages hair growth. Therefore if used in hair oils, it promotes hair growth and helps to reduce dandruff. Aloe vera is also helpful to restore the shine and glow of the hair and give them a healthy look. Therefore use of aloe vera is a permissible, cheap and easy therapy to promote hair growth and curtail hair loss. 
To prepare Aloe Vera hair oil you can follow the following steps:
- First take 1/4 cup of Aloe gel;
- Mix it with one cup of vegetable oil: Sweet Almond oil;
- Store it in a cool, dark and dry place 3-4 weeks.
My grandmother never used any medicine. Aloe Vera was for her the panacea against all problems: tooth pain, skin problems, headache... Absolutely independent I start to use  this wonderful plant by the same way :).

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Safflower Oil and Thistle Oil

I was a bit confused about two oils: Safflower and Thistle oil. Below is my research about their qualities:
Marian Thistle
Cафлор красильный
Světlice barvířská
Ostropestřec mariánský
Carthamus tinctorius
Silybum marianum

Carthamus tinctorius is a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds. Plants are 30 to 150 cm (12 to 59 in) tall with globular flower heads having yellow, orange, or red flowers. Each branch will usually have from one to five flower heads containing 15 to 20 seeds per head. Safflower is native to arid environments having seasonal rain. It grows a deep taproot which enables it to thrive in such environments. 
Silybum marianum (milk thistle) is an annual or biannual plant of the Asteraceae family. This fairly typical thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins. The medicinal parts of the plant are the ripe seeds. Other common names for this species include blessed milk thistle, Marian Thistle, Mary Thistle, Saint Mary's Thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, variegated thistle and Scotch thistle.