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Easy Coconut Oil Bath Melts Recipe

Easy Coconut Oil Bath Melts Recipe

[embed]https://youtu.be/6ZLYLeMSi6A[/embed]These easy coconut oil bath melts are going to be your next favorite beauty product! With their aroma and soothing effects, you’ll definitely want to toss them right away in the tub.While they are readily available in supermarket aisles, they can be quite expensive. And you wouldn’t want to waste your hard-earned cash over those products, right? That said, making your own coconut oil bath bombs is your best option.So how do you make them? Here’s an easy recipe you can follow at home. What You Need:20 drops of essential oils (depending on your preference) 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil (I used Coco Treasure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil) ½ cup bath salts (sea salts work well) ½ cup citric acid 1 cup baking...

Coconut Oil for Hair: Here Are 5 Ways to Use It

Coconut Oil for Hair: 5 Ways To Use It On Your Hair

[embed]https://youtu.be/peERtYLb-o0[/embed]Many oils are considered useful for hair. Coconut oil is one of them. To prove that, people who already tried using it have instantly flaunted their healthier and smoother hair. They applied it to the hair by massaging it to every strand and then combing it through. It’s like they’re making it a part of their hair care routine. That simple.The idea of applying coconut oil in the hair may seem to contradict, especially to anyone suffering from naturally oily hair. But truth be told, it can be used in many different ways. From conditioning the hair to fighting frizz, here are some uses of coconut oil for hair.1. Treatment for Dandruff If you are suffering a pesky dandruff issue, don’t fear. An all-natural solution is...

7 Essential Oils to Fight Acne

7 Best Essential Oils for Acne

Millions of people suffer from acne, but with so many different available solutions, finding a remedy that works seems like an impossible task. For that reason, many opt for natural remedies like essential oils because they are easy to find and more effective. Below are some of the best oils to use for acne.Tea Tree Hailed as the top essential oil for treating acne, tea tree is widely used for its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that cleanse the skin. Although it’s an oil, it’s surprisingly gentle and can prevent acne breakouts.To use, simply wet a clean cotton ball with 2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil. Use regularly for better results. If you want, you can also add several drops of this oil to...

natural sweetners

5 Natural Sweeteners That Deserve a Spot in Your Kitchen

We're used to having refined cane sugar in our homes, but did you know that this type of sugar may pose a threat to our health? Worry not. Fortunately, there are a few natural sweeteners out there, which you can confidently use in your kitchen without that guilt feeling. We've listed 5 of them below. 1. Maple Syrup Extracted from the xylem of maple trees, maple syrup has a positive effect on our insulin and blood sugar levels. However, like other sweeteners, it has to be used in moderation. In addition, even though it is normally served in small quantities, maple syrup has enough antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are required for our body's daily nutritional needs.When choosing a maple syrup, take a close look at its...

The Best Ways to Utilize Coconut Sugar

Benefits of Coconut Sugar and Their Uses

Nowadays, it is becoming clear that coconut sugar is a much better alternative to ordinary table sugar. Well, its many health benefits can explain its increasing popularity. Then again, some people, when making a switch, don’t really have an idea how to use coconut sugar.For that reason, we created this guide. Here are some of the benefits of coconut sugar and their uses along with their applications. Bread and Pastries When it comes to baking, coconut sugar has a wide range of uses. These include sweetening pastries, darkening the color of bread, and even binding water in a dough to keep it moist. Without it, what would happen to the baking industry?Beverages Coconut sugar is used in beverages like sports drinks, teas, coffees, and soft drinks as a sweetener....

Healing Oils

Healing Oils: Nature’s Cure to the Most Common Skin Problems

We've all been kids at some point in our lives. But even if we have already passed through such a time when all that we cared for is playing, we still get wounds, cuts, and scars. However, that is not a reason to be sad. Although there is no miracle product that could erase these problems in a blink of an eye, Mother Nature has solutions to get rid of these skin problems slowly. 1. Lemon Essential Oil Like lemon juice, lemon essential oil has properties that help fade away scars. Thanks to its rich vitamin C content, the production of collagen is triggered, keeping the skin smooth and promoting the growth of new skin cells.A natural astringent, lemon essential oil can combat bacteria that cause zits...

Disease Prevention with Coconut Oil

Disease Prevention with Coconut Oil

From the Western part of the world where coconut oil is harvested from tropical coconut palm trees to the east where more and more people are enjoying the benefits this product offers, the popularity of coconut oil seems unstoppable. And now that it has claimed its spot in the limelight, it is being tagged as a miracle ingredient, making wonders in the kitchen and providing solutions to the most common health problems.Let’s review some of the most common health problems that coconut oil can provide a solution to. 1. Oral Problems Have you heard of coconut oil pulling? If not, then here’s what you should know. Coconut oil has been widely used in the ancient Ayurvedic method of oil pulling, wherein the oil is swished around the...

8 Natural Remedies Available at Home

8 Natural Remedies Available at Home

It is given that many fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients that are needed by the body, but there are some other foods out there that could relieve the most common daily problems, such as rashes and hiccups. And what’s great about them is that they are readily available at home. You know what these foods are? There are actually plenty of them, but we’ve listed seven below. 1. Aloe Vera Gel If you accidentally burnt yourself touching the cookie pans, grab some aloe vera gel and apply it to the affected area. The gel effectively soothes the inflammation and creates a new layer of skin that protects the burn from the air, which may potentially cause irritation. 2 Coconut Oil For your chapped lips, coconut oil is...

9 Reasons to Add Coconut Oil into Your Diet

9 Reasons to Add Coconut Oil into Your Diet

In the past few years, organic coconut oil has acquired a bad reputation because of its saturated fat content. However, researchers found out that these fat types are MCTs, which are known for their many health benefits.Considering that fact, maybe it is time for you to add coconut oil to your diet. Here are other reasons: 1. It improves cholesterol levels. Coconut oil has Lauric acid, which helps increase the good HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. 2. It promotes weight loss. As soon as the MCTs break down, metabolism increases because the thyroid hormones and sugar levels are affected. In 2009, a study was conducted to prove this. It involved several women, who were asked to consume 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a day for 2 weeks....

5 Powerful Foods for Instant Detox

5 Powerful Foods for Instant Detox

After that long winter break, you might feel the need to get rid of those excess toxins in the body. The good news is that you can actually do it without having to spend so much time in the gym. Simply eat right! Yes, that is correct. Here are five superfoods to start with. For sure, these will refresh and hydrate your body naturally, just in time for summer! 1. Green Tea Leaves Rich in phytochemicals, green tea leaves are effective detoxifying agents that free the body from harmful chemicals. Studies have also proven that continuous consumption of green tea can help reduce the risk of cancers. That’s not all. It can help boost memory and get rid of excess belly fats. 2. Cabbage Though it is made up...