Year: 2015

Coconut Oil Benefits

Coconut oil has been a favorite of mine for years. It is more than just a fad but it is truly healthy for you body. It contains medium chain triglycerides which means it is easier for the body to access energy from it. Coconut oil is great for the skin, hair and even your kidneys. The body loves it. Coconut oil is antiviral and antifungal so it works great for all types of skin. This is why we use coconut oil in many of our products such as lip balm, soap and face cream.
There are so many great uses for coconut oil. It can be used in cooking as well as for the skin and hair. It can be used as a natural deodorant and tooth paste. Coconut oil acts as a natural laxative so it’s great to detoxify the body. It’s also great for pets. There are no chemicals which is why it is so great for your skin. Our face cream contains coconut oil for this reason. It is great for soothing chapped lips which is why we use this in our lip balm. It is also great for soothing dry skin even on the bottoms of your feet. Check out our Coconut Oil Products and see for yourself why we love coconut oil. Our cream is even great for acne or problem skin because of the coconut oil in it.

Make Your Own Scented Bath Salt

I have loved bath salt for years. It makes my skin soft and repairs dry cracked skin. It is even more fun when you can make your own. This is a basic recipe for scented bath salt.

You need 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and 5-10 drops essential oil. Essential oil is best because it is natural. It comes directly from plants and makes your skin have a nice light scent. There are different scents that do different things for your body. Mix together the epsom salt and essential oil. Remember a little goes a long way. You only need one tablespoon of bath salt per bath. To store place in a glass container with a tight fitting lid. You may also place in a ziplock bag and store in a dry place such as under your sink in a basket.

You may also place in a ziplock bag and place that in a sachet. You can crochet or knot a little drawstring bag and place the sealed baggie of bath salt in this. It makes a pretty gift or you may use it yourself. You can also store the bath salt this way in drawers of clothing to be used as sachets. This helps remove musty odors and keep clothes smelling fresh. The scent is light and won’t overpower or cause you to sneeze.

If you wish to enjoy a bath that will help you sleep or make you feel calm use Lavender or Vanilla essential oil when making your bath salt. Add a tablespoon to your warm bath and enjoy a calming soak.

If you want a bath to energize you and make you feel refreshed use Lemon, Citrus or Peppermint essential oil when making your bath salt. Peppermint is very good for awakening the senses and making you feel happy.

For a romantic bath just use an essential oil that has a nice romantic scent.
Men may want to soak in Sandalwood or Patchouli bath salt. Women may want to use Plumeria or rose bath salt. This is perfect for a date night. It leaves your skin softer and with a light scent.

If you have extra dry skin or bruised skin you may wish to soak in a healing bath. Essential oil to make this bath salt would be Lavender or Eucalyptus. These essential oils have many healing properties and will help lighten bruised areas. It also helps to soften even the bottoms of feet which get very dry from walking around. Remember to use a gentle soap when washing. Check out our website for more natural products and tutorials.


How To Give Your Hair A Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatments are great for any type of hair. It is an easy way to revive your hair. Hot oil treatments cause the scalp to be deeply cleansed which helps fight dandruff. This treatment will also help fight and repair split ends. It will also add a healthy shine to your hair.

Hot oil treatments should only be done once every couple of weeks. You may wish to only do this treatment once a month. You don’t want too much oil in your hair. This treatment can be done at home from items in your own kitchen. This makes it more cost effective and you can keep the oil on hand.

Olive oil is the best oil for this treatment. You can find this at most grocery stores. Make sure to get the pure extra virgin olive oil. If you have very long thick hair like I do you will need 1/4 cup. If you have shorter hair you may use less. Be sure there is enough to cover the hair when you pour it on in the shower.

First measure 1/4 cup or desired amount of extra virgin olive. Place it in a microwave safe mug or container that you may carry to the shower. Microwave slightly about 15-20 seconds. The oil will be warm. Take the container or mug into the shower and apply after washing your hair. Your hair needs to be washed and clean for this to work best.

Slowly pour the olive oil starting at the top of the head. Let it run down to the ends of your hair. When this has been done allow the oil to sit on your hair for at least 15 minutes. Do not rinse. This allows the oil to soak into the hair. It soaks into the scalp and roots which cleanses and strengthens your hair. You will notice a difference after one use but if you do this procedure once a month you will really see a difference after 2 or 3 treatments.

After 15 minutes you may rinse the oil out of your hair with warm water. Be sure to wash your face and skin with a gentle soap. Check our website for more products and helpful tutorials.