Thursday, 13 December 2012

Getting the best out of your oily skin

Compliments of the season beautiful People. It's been quite hectic and exciting for us all, preparing for the Christmas and New year holidays. But while we are at it we have to be mindful of our skin and how we treat it during these periods. I'll be telling us how to treat our oily skin so it stays beautiful throughout the holidays and ever after. So relax, and lets ride!!!
Oily skin conditions come on a level par as a problem for both genders.
People the world over have at some time experienced patches of either dry or oily skin, and still do for them who haven't found a solution to treat the problem.
Not that the mature man/woman is not affected with oily skin, it is primarily an issue we connect towards the younger individual where it affects 1 of every 2 teenagers (girl and boy.)

Why is your skin oily?
If you have oily skin, you may feel as though you're forever fighting a losing battle to remove the shine from your chin and forehead. Your sebaceous glands are pumping out an overabundance of sebum, the waxy substance that protects your skin. When there’s too much, skin looks oily, and that overabundance of sebum may contribute to acne You can probably thank your genes for the sheen: Overly oily skin is a problem that is often handed down through generations within a family.
Changes in hormone levels, such as those that occur during the teen years and early 20s, can cause skin to become oily and trigger outbreaks of acne.
Heredity plays a part: For instance, people with dark hair make more oil than fair-haired folks. But there are other contributing factors, including stress and changes in hormone activity. Pregnant women and those taking oral contraceptives are more likely to have problems with oily skin.
Sometimes due to excess release of sex-hormones skin appears to be oily in nature. The external stimuli such as certain environmental factors like pollution and change in weather. All this stimulate the internal stimuli and thereby causes oily skin problems. Several others include inappropriate diet plan and use of low quality oil based cosmetic products.

Sadly, just washing the face isn't enough, and over-washing is unhealthy. Remember, some specific oily skin treatments contain harsh chemicals so read the label carefully and follow instructions accordingly. Particular ingredients upset the delicate Ph balance of the skin or skin tone so take care, as we are here to treat oily skin "only" and not something derived as a result from using products that contained harsh substances. Un-agreeable elements used on your skin can cause serious skin concerns.
When looking for a solution for oily skin, then natural oils is naturally the best. There are women who cannot get there head round why, when you have oily skin how using "oils" is the answer. A lot of answers to our problems may not make sense or seem right; however the important thing is if it works and is safe then why on earth question the answers.
Look on the bright side: Oily skin tends to age better and develop fewer wrinkles than dry or normal skin. But it does require more attention, since you need to keep cleansing those over productive pores. The key is a firm but gentle hand. You want to wash away dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oil without scrubbing so hard that you cause irritation. (Ironically, if you overdo the scrubbing, your skin produces even more oil.) 

Wash your face with warm water. It dissolves oil more effectively than cool or lukewarm water.  As anyone with oily skin knows, the oilier the skin, the dirtier the skin looks and feels. To help combat this feeling, it's important to keep the skin clean by washing it at least twice a day.
Choose the right cleanser. Whether you prefer bar soap or liquid cleansers, avoid products, like Dove, that have added moisturizers. Bar soaps are perfectly effective, though you can also use cleansers formulated specifically for oily skin (they’re likely to be more expensive). You can never go wrong with glycerin based soaps like the ever effective traditional African black soap.
Scrub it. Give your skin some exfoliation by scrubbing it with products made specifically for oily skin or other home remedies you find that work well. A good scrub can also help rid your skin of extra oil on its surface, but be warned, as just like dry skin, too much exfoliation will cause your skin into making more oil which again fails to help your problem.

Make your own toner

• After you’ve washed your face, soak a cotton pad in distilled witch hazel and dab it all around. Use it twice a day for two to three weeks. After the third week, apply it once a day. Witch hazel contains tannins, which have an astringent effect, making the pores tighten up as they dry.

• The herbs yarrow, sage, and peppermint also have astringent properties. To make a homemade skin toner that will improve the look and feel of oily skin, put a tablespoon of one of these herbs in a cup, then fill to the top with boiling water. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid and let it cool before you dab it on your face. Whatever’s left over can be stored in a squeeze bottle. It will stay fresh for three days at room temperature, or five days if you keep it in the refrigerator.

Hyssop, a member of the mint family, also makes an excellent herbal toner. In folk medicine it’s considered good for the complexion. Add 1 tablespoon hyssop to 1 cup water. Boil for ten minutes, then strain. Let the mixture cool. After cleansing your skin, apply the toner with a cotton ball.

• A combination of lavender and neroli essential oil (derived from orange blossoms) acts as a skin cleanser and toner. Pour some lavender floral water in a hand sprayer, and add a drop of neroli oil. Spray the mixture on your skin several times a day.

  • Wear a mask. No, this is not to imply you should go out into the world disguised or with a bag over your head. Wearing a mask, such as clay, for a few minutes of your day can do wonders to help soothe your skin and absorb extra oil.Giving your face a very light scrub can remove excess surface oil. Try this almond honey scrub: Mix a small amount of almond meal (ground almonds) with honey. Then gently massage (don't scrub) the paste onto your skin with a hot washcloth. Rinse thoroughly. You can also make a scrub from oatmeal mixed with aloe Vera. Rub gently onto the skin, leave on for 15 minutes, then wash off thoroughly. If you suffer from acne on your face, however, you should probably skip the scrub, since it can aggravate your already-irritated skin.

    Clay masks or mud masks reduce greasiness and help tone your skin and draw out impurities. The masks are available at most pharmaceutical stores. Or you can make your own using facial clay (like bentonite, available at natural foods stores and on the Internet) and witch hazel. Don’t use pottery clay; it won’t have the same effect. Add 1 tablespoon witch hazel to 1 teaspoon facial clay, and stir until they’re blended. If you like, add 2 drops cypress oil and 2 drops lemon oil for fragrance and to help control overactive oil glands. Sit back, relax, leave the mask on for 10 minutes or until the clay is dry, then rinse it off.

    Egg-white masks are said to firm the skin and soak up oil. Mix one teaspoon of pure honey with an egg white and stir well. Then add just enough flour to make a paste. Apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye area. (Be careful not to ingest any of the egg mixture.) Let it dry for about ten minutes, then wash it off with warm water.

    • Some Indonesian women use mango to make a face mask to dry and tone the skin. To make the mask, mash a mango until it turns into soft pulp, massage it into your skin, leave it on to dry for a few minutes, then rinse off. It is said to help unclog the pores.

    Lemon juice is used in another grease-cutting mask, along with astringent herbs and a chopped apple as the base. Place the apple in a pot, add water to cover, then simmer until it’s soft. Mash the apple, add 1 teaspoon lemon juice, then 1 teaspoon of either dried sage, lavender, or peppermint. Apply this mixture to your face, leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

  • Astringent. Wiping your face with a good astringent can also be a good tool against oily skin. The astringent will help remove the oil and also can come as individual wipes that you can carry with you in case you need a quick swipe later on in the day. Keep it blotted. If you do not have any astringent wipes with you, you should at least carry around tissues or special oil blotters to help soak up any extra oil your face produces during the day. This way if you notice your face becoming too oily a quick dab can put you back on track. 

  • Moisturizing the skin is a vital element that should be practiced at every possible convenience in a woman's beauty regimeA beauty conquest is incomplete without moisturizer. The skin loses its natural moisture's throughout the day and needs replenishing, and if moisturizer is not used - you face skin issues like roughness and the skin becoming irritated. Facial and body skin needs regular moisturizing and from this you will see fewer fine lines, a smooth texture, and less surface flaking. Honey is a natural moisturizer. Anything natural is good. Apply a thin layer of honey over the face. Yes it`s messy and sticky, but hey if it's the answer to your problem, then what is the problem. The honey glaze is easily removed with warm water after it had been left on for about 15 minute.

  • Ease up on the makeup. If you can go makeup free, then by all means do it. Makeup may only aid in the buildup of oil on your skin and become a clogging mess by the end of the day. Throughout the day, powder your face with loose face powder, which will blot up excess oil. Don’t use pressed powder—it contains oil and it may foster blemishes or make existing acne worse.
  • The power of prevention
  • Take 1 tablespoon of flax seed a day. While it may sound kooky to add oil to your diet, there’s good rationale. Flaxseed is high in essential fatty acids, which have been shown to help improve many skin conditions, including oily skin. You’ll find flaxseed oil in health-food stores. To protect it from light and heat, buy the cold-pressed oil in an opaque container and store it in your refrigerator.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • eat lots of fruits and vegetable. Remember, you are what you eat. Have a great holiday.

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2012

    9 Unusual Uses for natural Oils

    Pheww!!! How time flies, can't believe i've been gone for 5 weeks.  Its been an eventful 5 weeks, loads of things discovered in the laboratory, clocked the fabulous 40 and met loads of fantastic people. But i couldn't stop wondering how you, my beautiful friends have been keeping yourselves beautiful naturally. The harmattan or winter is around the corner and i'm sure a lot of people are dreading the harshness that comes with it; that is why i'm writing to remind us of how helpful the oils can be.

    9 Unusual Uses for natural Oils

    Natural oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil etc are all “healthy fats” and in moderation can help reduce your risk for all sorts of ailments, like heart disease and high blood pressure. We know that olive oil and coconut oil are both healthy for our insides, but did you know they have all sorts of other uses for you, around the home, and even for pets?

    Let’s take a look at some uses for some natural oils beyond the kitchen, and I’d love to hear your unusual uses for natural oils in the comments!

    1. Make your own sugar scrub

    You can use natural oils to create a moisturizing, exfoliating sugar scrub that’s great for soothing dry harmattan and  winter skin. Just mix up sugar with enough natural oil to form a paste, add scent with your favorite essential oils, and you’re ready to rock. Massage the sugar scrub into your skin in the shower or bath.

    2. Moisturize your hands and feet

    To give those dry hands and feet some extra TLC this harmattan or winter, massage a small amount of natural oil into your skin after you take a bath or shower. Put on socks and gloves afterward to help that moisture absorb into your skin. You’ll notice results almost immediately!

    3. Oiling your hair

    Oiling your hair is a practice that’s been around for centuries. While some tutorials call for coconut oil to oil your hair, olive oil works just as well. Just put a few drops of olive oil onto your hands, massage into your scalp, then brush or comb to distribute the oil evenly. Let it sit for about an hour, then wash the excess oil away with your favorite non-toxic shampoo.

    4. Unsticking a zipper

    Ever gone to take off your boots, only to discover that the zipper is stuck? Free yourself by dabbing a bit of natural oil onto the zipper’s teeth to help it slide along smoothly. Remember: a little oil goes a long way.

    5. Makeup remover

    Store bought makeup removers and cold creams are often loaded with toxic mystery ingredients. You can skip the polysyllabic guessing game with olive oil instead. Use a warm, damp wash cloth or a cotton ball with a couple of drops of olive oil to remove makeup and moisturize your face at the same time.

    6. Soothe a sunburn

    You don’t want to put oil onto your skin the day that you notice a burn, but start moisturizing with a natural oil a day or two later to help prevent peeling and heal your damaged skin.

    7. Treat a dry scalp

    Forget the Head and Shoulders, which is full of mystery ingredients! Massage a small amount of coconut oil into your scalp to moisturize and fight those flakes.

    8. Revitalize wood furniture

    Whip up a mixture that’s 2 parts olive oil to 1 part lemon juice. Put a small amount of oil on a soft cloth, and wipe down your wood furniture. It will keep the wood from drying out and help hide small nicks and scratches.

    9. Wash your face

    Washing your face with oil may sound counter-intuitive, but many green beauty gurus swear by the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). Need some tips to get started?

    I bet this only scratches the surface of natural oil’s many uses. How do you use oils when you’re not cooking with it? Let’s keep the ideas coming in the comments!

    Saturday, 22 September 2012

    Unusual skin ingredients in your kithchen for dry skin

    A cup of buttermilk. Half an avocado. Two tablespoons of honey. A dash of olive or coconut oil.
    Hi Friends,
    This might sound like a recipe for something you'd whip up in the kitchen (something that might not taste all that great, to be sure). But ingredients like these might actually have a better use in your bathroom during your morning or evening skin care routine. That's because they're all excellent natural moisturizers that get the body's largest organ smooth and glowing without the excess chemicals or high price tags found in many commercial products.

    So the next time you're looking to banish dry skin, you might want to head to the supermarket instead of the drugstore -- armed with this handy guide to five of the most effective natural moisturizers, of course.
    "Skin like buttermilk" isn't a line from a corny Elizabethan poem; it's a compliment you might actually get by bathing your skin in the stuff.

    That's because buttermilk contains lactic acid, one of the hyrdoxy acids. If you've spent any time looking for a skin-improving lotion, you've no doubt come across alpha-hydroxy and beta-hyrdoxy acids on the ingredients lists. These compounds act as exfoliants on the skin, breaking apart and removing dry, dead skin cells so fresher, younger, moister ones can come to the fore.

    But you needn't soak in a bath of sour milk like Cleopatra used to do to see the benefits. All you need to do is wet a face cloth in cold buttermilk (regular milk will do also) and lay it on a dry or irritated patch of skin for about five minutes. Rinse gently, so some of lactic acid stays behind, and voila -- relief from your refrigerator!


    Shea butter, used as a moisturizer since ancient times, is produced from the nuts inside the fruit of the shea tree, found only in Africa. It can take one tree 15 to 30 years to develop mature enough fruit from which to harvest quality shea nuts. Fortunately, to experience its benefits you don't have to wait nearly as long, as your skin will feel moisturized the moment you apply it.

    Shea butter is rich in vitamin A, which functions similarly to the natural fats found in the skin's upper layers. The vitamin not only helps alleviate dry skin, but can ease eczema, dermatitis, sunburn and insect bites. It also has high levels of skin-friendly vitamin F, which contains fatty acids that can aid normal cell growth and keep skin young looking.
    When shopping for shea butter, it's important to look for a product that is no more than 18 months old, as the longer the moisturizer sits on the shelf, the less of a healing compound known as cinnamic acid (a cinnamon cousin) it will contain. It's also a good idea to look for varieties that are produced without the use of a dangerous chemical known as hexane in the extraction process. And be sure to seek out preparations that are 100 percent shea butter without any fillers.

    Olive/ Coconut Oil                                                                                              Can lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, lessen heart attack risk and fight several types of cancer. Studies have shown that it fights bone loss, lessens inflammation, keeps belly fat at bay and helps diabetics regulate their blood sugar. But the benefits of the liquid gold known as olive  and coconut oil don't stop inside the body -- it can work wonders outside as well, by helping to moisturize dry skin.

    The ancient Greeks used to take baths in the stuff, but you can see benefits by simply dabbing a bit on dry skin patches (or you can add a little to a warm bath if you have a thing for ancient Greeks).

    Olive oil contains a compound found naturally in our skin known as linoleic acid. This lipid creates a water barrier that prevents skin from losing moisture. The lauric acid in coconut oil works as a natural underarm deodorant by killing odor-causing bacteria. Interestingly, linoleic acid and lauric acid can't be manufactured by the body and must come from foods.

    Studies have shown that olive oil is not only an effective moisturizer, but that it also can alleviate the symptoms of skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. It can even help reduce inflammation and soothe and heal burns. Most promising of all is that thanks to the high level of antioxidants it contains, olive oil has been shown to greatly reduce tumor frequency from UVB rays.

    The next time you're whipping up a batch of guacamole for a party, be sure to keep some pureed avocados on the side. Then, when you serve your dish people will not only compliment your star cooking ability, they might just notice your skin, too.

    The oil found in avocados acts as an emollient, which means that it helps lubricate the spaces between corneocytes, the flattened cells that form the very outer layer of our skin. It also has superb transepidermal penetration capacity, which is a fancy way of saying that your skin likes to drink it up.

    Avocados are also high in fats and vitamins A, D and E, the later of which helps the skin retain moisture and helps reduce wrinkles. That's the science of the fruit. For its practical beauty use, all you really need to do is apply some mashed avocado to a troubled area for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse. Just be sure to keep what you wash away separate from the dip and chips!

    Sweetening your tea with honey and a little dripped on your hand? You might just want to leave it there.

    Aside from being delicious to eat, honey has some pretty appetizing benefits for your skin. It's a natural humectant, which means that it has the ability to draw water molecules from the air toward your skin, helping to keep it moisture-rich. Honey also has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a viable option for helping with wound healing, which might explain why a prescription for it was found on a piece of clay dating from 2000 B.C.

    To get the moisturizing benefits of the syrupy stuff, dissolve two tablespoons of honey in an equal amount of water and then add six more tablespoons of water. Apply to the skin, wait 10 minutes and then rinse. It's a sweet solution for dry skin.
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    Wednesday, 12 September 2012

    Lotion vs Oil which is better for your body?

    For many of us, Harmatan or Winter means our skin starts looking like the desert, dry, cracked and dehydrated. If you're one for piling on lotion, but you don't seem to get the moisturizing results you'd like, it might be time to go the nature or should i say traditional way on your stubbornly parched skin. The trick is finding moisturizers that are truly nontoxic. Moisturizers are great at keeping the skin hydrated and healthy looking, and reducing the signs of aging; however, compared to other beauty products, moisturizers often contain the most amount of synthetic chemicals and petroleum by-products, many of which are linked to serious health concerns, Seeing as moisturizers work by deeply penetrating skin, it's smart to consider using green products, which contain fewer synthetic chemicals that may enter your bloodstream.

     Women are lotion lovers, but in Europe and other parts of the world, oil is actually the more popular option for hydrating dry skin. And there are differences between the two. Some manufacturers have to add all sorts of fillers and emulsifiers to create creamy lotion, while certain plant-based oils are super effective at keeping us hydrated and radiant without needing the added ingredients. Still, not all lotions are eco-evil. And when looking for a winner in the oil versus lotion debate, i think there is a place for both.
    I believe oils and lotions have varying benefits and drawbacks, but both can be incorporated into a healthy beauty routine. Oils protect the skin's lipid barrier and are great at preventing moisture from evaporating from the skin. Some people believe applying oil, especially to acne-prone skin, will clog pores, cause breakouts, or leave a greasy film. The truth is, most natural oils are easily absorbed, not greasy, and are non-comedogenic, that is, they have a low potential to clog pores, which makes oils perfect for all skin types.
    Body lotions, on the other hand, are designed to penetrate the skin, leaving it softer, hydrated, and younger looking. Lotions have the benefit of containing a number of beneficial ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin E, vitamin D, shea butter, and keratin, i have a client who not being able to do without lotion, uses lotion in the morning and oil at night. All of these ingredients replenish the skin of its lost moisture, repair damaged skin, and can alleviate various types of skin conditions.

    So, will lotions lose their luster? One company that thinks so is Bodylab, a nature loving body-care sector, which hopes to turn our women on to body oil as a moisturizer.

    Want to try using oils as moisturizers? Keep these points in mind as you shop around for dry skin soothers:

    • Be expert on extraction. It's important to know how your oil is extracted because you don't want it exposed to high temperatures, or extracted using harmful chemical solvents. Cold pressed is ideal, but CO2-extracted oils are also allowed in certified-organic products. As a rule of thumb, always stay away from synthetic fragrances, sometimes listed as "parfum" or "fragrance" on the ingredients label, and instead opt for unscented, or scented with cold-pressed essential oils.

    Avoid this oil. Avoid beauty-care products containing mineral oil. This is a processed petroleum product, and who wants to wear that? Look for products with the fewest amount of ingredients and those that do no contain fragrance, parabens, petrolatum or petroleum jelly. Women, in general, have a misconception that skin care and beauty require fancy products with lots of ingredients to work better. The reality is that an inexpensive bottle of sweet pure coconut oil will likely work just as well as an expensive bottle of the latest big-brand moisturizer lotion to hydrate your skin, give it a healthy glow, and reduce the signs of aging.
    • Wear the winners. Coconut oil is an excellent choice for body moisturizing. I always  prefer Olaa Naturale products. At cooler temperatures, coconut oil solidifies, but if you scoop a bit into the palm of your hand and rub it between your hands, it will turn into a smooth body moisturizer, and its also good for the face. I love jojoba, sweet almond, olive and avocado oils too.

    Monday, 10 September 2012

    The taste of a Natural Woman

    Hello fellow bloggers.
    Trust you had a great weekend and wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.
    Todays post is particularly interesting and i guess it's what a lot of people out there want to know and i have received a lot of mails regarding it. So, here i am writing about how natures woman should smell and taste.
    Vaginas taste the way they taste because of a combination of factors — your body's natural sweaty smells, whatever detergent you use on your underwear,the smell of any soaps you use, the smell of the your vagina's juices, so the obvious first step to having a fragrant, delicious pubic region would be to thoroughly wash and wear clean laundry that you wash in soap that doesn't contain dyes or fragrances that will clash with your body's natural scent. Your vagina taste has a lot to do with what you eat.  Of course, you need to stay hygienic to have a good vaginal flavor, but beyond that there are a few specific foods you can eat to make sure your vagina tastes fresh and mild.

     Pineapple juice, lemon, Cinnamon, red grapes and honey

    Men and women both consume these fruit juices in order to improve the taste and odor of their secretions.  A glass or two a day should do the trick.  These juices work because their flavor and scent are strong enough to linger even after drinking it, but  they also contains antioxidants to cleanse the body.


    Yogurt is a great food to help your vagina taste, not so much because the flavor is strong, but because of how beneficial it is to vaginal health.  A healthy vagina will taste fresh naturally.  The live cultures in yogurt can help maintain the balance of bacteria and fungi in the vagina, and make it difficult for yeast infections to develop.  It’s an all-around good choice if you’re looking to add some vagina healthy foods to your diet.

    Apple cider vinegar

    This is another one that improves your vagina taste through good health rather than affecting the flavor.  The pH of apple cider vinegar is right around what the proper pH of your vagina should be.  Consuming apple cider vinegar, if you can stomach the taste, can help even out your vaginal pH if there’s a problem.  When your pH is balanced, the taste of your vagina shouldn’t be strong or sour at all.  Apple cider vinegar is best when diluted with water and honey.  Drinking it without diluting isn’t the best idea as the acids can irritate your throat.


    People often underestimate the power of water when it comes to having a good vaginal flavor.  Staying hydrated is, first of all, a good way to keep your vaginal discharge thin.  Thin discharge means any odor is more dispersed and therefore milder.  Second, drinking water flushes toxins and impurities from your body.  Sometimes, these toxins and impurities can make your vagina taste and smell poor.  Removing the toxins and staying hydrated means a fresh, nice tasting vagina.

     No Smoking

    Smoking (anything) will contribute to an off taste, dairy (milk and cheeses), red meat, sulfur based foods (like broccoli), onion, garlic, coffee/caffeine drinks, and alcohol are all things you should avoid to taste better.

    No douching!
     Don't do that. Keep it gentle, keep it minimally fragrant. Try taking a bath, if you've got time. Cotton panties (or, if you hate the word panties, "skivvies" or "pantaloons") are better than less breathable fabrics, since your crotch is sort of like an armpit between your legs.

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    Tuesday, 28 August 2012

    Natural Remedies to make your skin glow.

    Good morning Friends,

    I'm so excited today because i want to share some secrets on how you can achieve a glowing skin using pure honey. I thank you all for taking time out to visit my blog, but i still need feed backs from you, just to be sure you beautiful people are trying out the tips and if its working for you. I'll be glad to address your concern. So sit back, relax and start working your way to achieving a beautiful you naturally.

    Gentle Honey Cleanser

    • 1/4 cup Pure honey
    • 1 Tablespoon black soap
    • 1/2 cup glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores)
    Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until they are fully blended. Pour into a clean plastic bottle.Pour onto clean face sponge or soft cloth and gently rub onto face, wash away with warm water and pat face dry. Enjoy fresh radiant skin.

    Tip: This cleanser is simple and effective. The soap gently cleans, the glycerin prevents drying and the honey not only softens the skin, but its antimicrobial properties can help ward off breakouts. A touch of honey is all you need for healthy, glowing skin.

    Honey Cleansing Scrub

    • 1 Tablespoon Pure honey
    • 2 Tablespoons finely ground almonds
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    Mix all ingredients. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.

    Honey and Oat Exfoliate

    Makes 1 treatments
    • 1/2 cup Pure honey
    • 1/2 cup oatmeal
    1. Mix and smooth over face 2. Massage and leave on for 10 minutes. 3. Rinse off with warm water

    Facial Toner

    • 1 Tablespoon Pure honey
    • 1 apple, peeled and cored
    In blender, puree honey with a peeled, cored apple. Smooth over face; leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

    Cucumber-Honey Toner

    Makes 1/2 cup
    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into pieces
    • 2 teaspoons Pure honey
    Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add honey. To use, shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face, neck and chest morning and night, and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 1/2 cup.

    Firming Face Mask

    • 1 Tablespoon pure honey
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores)
    • approx. 1/4 cup flour
    Whisk together all ingredients and enough flour to form a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

    Like I always say, make sure your honey is pure to achieve the desired result. Try the beauty regimen and be kind enough to send your comments.
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    Thursday, 23 August 2012

    Honey for Beauty

    Hello Fellow Bloggers,
    Trust you all are having a great week, I'm still on honey and how you can use it to achieve a beautiful you. 
    Honey Is A Sweet Treat For Skin
    Manufacturers have used honey in everything from hand lotions and moisturizers to bar soaps and bubble baths. One reason they use honey is for its wholesome, all-natural image; more and more consumers are demanding cosmetics and personal care products made from natural ingredients. In the case of honey, however, image is just the beginning.
    First, honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. This makes honey a natural fit in a variety of moisturizing products including cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners.
    Look for honey in store-bought beauty products or simply add a squeeze of honey to your moisturizer, shampoo or soap at home.  For some extra pampering, try whipping up a simple beauty recipe yourself.
    Using honey, a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties, I have created a series of recipes that will help hydrate skin while relaxing the soul.
    From the rainy season to harmattan for we living in the tropical regions of the world and  summer sun to the winter winds for those in the temperate regions, seasonal weather can wreak havoc on anyone’s complexion. Summer can leave skin feeling greasy and irritated, while harmattan and winter brings chapping and dryness. Cleanse and moisturize your skin with a five-step, soothing honey facial using natural and readily available ingredients. This do-it-yourself treatment helps restore all skin types. For a relaxing, spa-style facial, prepare all the steps before you begin your treatment.

    Bodylab soothing honey facials using Olaa pure honey

     Step 1: Lavender Facial Compress
    What u need : Warm water
                                  2 teaspoons lavender essential oil
    Fill sink or a wide bowl one-third full of warm water and add lavender essential oil. Stir and inhale the wonderful aroma to induce relaxation. Light a candle and turn on music to induce a spa atmosphere and relax your upper body. Drench a terry cloth towel in lavender water, lightly squeeze out excess water and press firmly against your face for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
    Step 2: Honey Yogurt Purifying Cleanser
    What you need:
                            4 tablespoon yogurt
                            2 tablespoons honey
                            2 teaspoons lemon juice
    Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Pat cleanser onto your face with upward circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Rinse with lavender water from sink or bowl.
    Step 3: Re-texturing Deep Cleansing Honey and Flaxseed Scrub
    what you need:
                            1 ounce flaxseed meal
                            1 ounce almond oil
                            1 tablespoon honey
    Mix all ingredients in a small bowl; allow to sit for a few minutes. Pat scrub onto your face using upward circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse with lavender water from sink.
    TIP: Use two middle fingers to work scrub into crevices around your nose and chin.
    Step 4: Moisturizing Mask – Shredded Oatmeal Calmative Milk and Honey Mask
    what you need:
                             ½ cup uncooked oatmeal
                             ½ cup water
                             ½ cup milk
                             1 tablespoon honey
                             1 unwaxed cucumber

    Grind oatmeal in a blender. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook oatmeal, water, milk and honey for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently with a spatula or spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool. If necessary, add a little more water to ensure mask is thick but not runny. Grate cucumber and place on a long piece of cheesecloth the width of temple to temple; roll up like a sushi roll. Massage a thick layer of plain honey all over your face and neck before applying mask. Apply mask to your face with upward strokes. Lie down, place cucumber roll over your eyes and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
    Step 5: Healing
    Application – Olaa shea butter and coconut oil anti wrinkle complex
    what you need:
                             1 ounce almond oil
                             1 ounce Shea butter
                             1 table spoon coconut oil
                             1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
    Mix oils in a small cup or bowl. Place a dime-sized amount on damp palms and
    massage into your skin for 1 to 2 minutes.
    We also recommend the following tips for keeping skin at its pure and natural best.

    Protect Skin from the Sun: Use sunblock every day - not just when it’s sunny. Apply sunscreen 30 to 40 minutes before exposure to allow active ingredients to begin working.

    Cleanse Twice Daily: Cleansing in the morning removes waste excreted during the skin’s nocturnal self-cleansing process. In the evening, it ensures removal of dirt, oil and makeup.

    Get Adequate Sleep: Your skin will tell you if you’re sleep deprived. Without adequate sleep, your body can’t restore and repair itself. Not only will you live longer, your skin will look better, too!

     Reduce Stress: Stress ages body tissue - especially skin tissue. Exercise, massage therapy, yoga, aromatherapy and meditation are highly effective against stress.

    At Body lab the owner of Olaa Naturale natural products, our goal is to help elevate skin to be the very best it can be by bringing out  your natural beauty, just the way nature intended. When cared for properly, the transformational power of skin is amazing. Bodylab continues to search the globe for the most potent and effective botanicals to create products that treat, nurture and protect the skin while uplifting the senses with indulgent textures and aromas to deliver real, visible results. For more information, please contact us at or call 08020924020

    Sunday, 19 August 2012

    Worried about your weight ? Eat honey

    The benefits of honey can be seen in your weight loss program as well. If you are trying to lose weight, honey can be of great help to you. But before we move on to the benefits of honey in weight loss we should address the concerns people have regarding honey.

    Many people ask: Isn't honey a type of sugar? Does it not add any weight? Won't the calories in honey negate your weight loss efforts?

    Honey provides our bodies with much more than the hollow calories of sugar, corn syrun and other processed sweeteners. Honey is a natural substance, the only one in our diets made up of concentrated nectar from blooming plants. It contains trace amounts of protein, plus riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin 5), vitamin B6, folate (vitamin B9), vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. It also contains antioxidants, some found only in honey, which include pinobanksin, chrysin, catalase and pinocembrin.

    Honey provides a stable source of energy as it enters the bloodstream while sugar enters it so quickly that blood glucose levels fluctuate rapidly. Honey has a healthier glycemic index (GI) compared to sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and other common sweeteners. The GI rating measures the effect of foods on the blood sugar level.

    The lower the GI rating, the more gradual the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream. Eating diets low on the GI scale is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. So replacing other sweeteners with honey, particularly honey in combination with whole foods, could be associated with improved health.

    Honey is also sweeter and has more flavor than sugar. A teaspoon of sugar has 16 calories while a teaspoon of honey provides 22 calories. But because honey is more intensely sweet, most people use about a third to a half less honey than sugar, actually reducing the calorie load.

    Purchasing locally sourced honey helps support beekeepers, who are having difficulty staying in business, due to impact of bee diseases and pests, agricultural chemicals, and Colony Collapse Disorder. There's evidence that some imported honey is actual packer's syrup, not pure honey, so beware of low cost products. Everyone of us, whether we consume honey or not, relies on bees to pollinate the crops we eat each day. Supporting reputable beekeepers helps to insure that there will be enough bee to put fruits, vegetables and nuts on our tables.

    You are right - honey contains sugar. But unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins and minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins and minerals stored in body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats and cholesterol. Thus when you eat too much sugar you tend to increase weight not just because of the calories but due to lack of vitamins and minerals. On the contrary, honey being a good source of nutrients helps you in reducing weight.
    People suffering from obesity who want to get rid of their excess fat can use honey as a tool in transforming their figure.

    The following are ways to incorporate honey into your weight loss programme.

    Honey and warm water: Normally fat remains as an un-used resource in your body adding bulk and weight. It is believed that honey mobilizes this stored fat. When this fat is burnt to provide energy for your daily activities, you see a gradual decrease in your weight and obesity levels. It is suggested that you drink this honey (about one tablespoon daily), with half a glass cup of warm water.
    Honey and lemon juice: Honey can also help in weight loss when consumed with warm water and lemon juice. Many people drink this formula first thing in the morning to reduce their weight.
    Honey and cinnamon: Drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water first thing in the morning (empty stomach). If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body.
    Honey and Lemonade: Lemonade with a tablespoon of honey is the perfect formula to lose weight fast. Add a tablespoon of honey in a glass of lemonade and drink it every morning to stay thin.
    Honey also improves your digestion and thus helps in weight loss. Hence honey is also consumed after dinner especially after overeating.

    Replace expensive, unhealthful energy drinks with those you make yourself to support a more active lifestyle and loose excess weight. Mix 1/3 cup unsweetened grapefruit, cranberry, pomegranate or other juice with 1/3 cup honey. Add 6 cups of water. If necessary for exercise in hot weather, add a few grains of sea salt. Blend well, distribute in sports bottles and refrigerate till ready to use. Or steep four bags of your favorite herbal, green or flavored black tea in tow cups boiling water. Add five additional cups of water and 1/3 cup honey, stir well and store in sports bottles in the refrigerator till ready to use. Experiment by mixing teas, juices, supplements, water and honey in your own proportions for a sports drink that supports your exercise program and provides a healthy boost of energy.

    Finally, many people stop eating food to reduce their weight. Beware of such practices. If you don't eat sufficient food (which involves calories, vitamin, minerals, fibers) your immune system will become weak. Your weight loss program should focus on reducing the intake of calories and not stopping the intake of calories. Further, you should also increase the daily expense of calories by regular exercise.
    Remember to share and pass your comments.
    Have a great week, and stay beautiful naturally.

    Thursday, 16 August 2012

    Special benefits of the juice from the Bees

    Hello Fellow Bloggers
    Today I'll be telling us the many benefits of that golden juice from nature called Honey.
    Honey is a popular sweetener and a common household product throughout the world. It is non-irritant, nontoxic, available and affordable. While the numerous health benefits of honey have made it an important aspect of traditional medicines such as Ayurveda, scientists are also researching the benefits of honey in modern medicine, especially in healing wounds. It has been used from ancient times as a method of accelerating wound healing. Traditional importance and use of honey as therapeutics has been mentioned by the Egyptian and Sumerian physicians as early as 4000 years ago

    What makes honey so popular?
    It is the ease with which it can be consumed. One can eat honey directly, put it on bread like a jam, mix it with juice or any drink instead of sugar, or mix it with warm water, lime juice, cinnamon and other herbs to make a medicine. It is savored by all due to its taste as well as health benefits.

    The health benefits of honey:
    Skin Care: Manufacturers have used honey in everything from hand lotions and moisturizers to bar soaps and bubble baths. One reason they use honey is for its wholesome, all-natural image; more and more consumers are demanding cosmetics and personal care products made from natural ingredients. In the case of honey, however, image is just the beginning. Look for honey in store-bought beauty products or simply add a squeeze of pure honey to your moisturizer, shampoo or soap at home.  For some extra pampering, try whipping up a simple beauty recipe yourself. In my future blog I'll give you some recipe, so be on the look out.
    Sweetener: Sugar can be substituted with honey in many food and drinks. Honey contains about 69% glucose and fructose enabling it to be used as a sweetener.
    Energy Source:  Honey contains about 64 calories per tablespoon. Hence honey is also used by many as a source of energy. On the other hand, one tablespoon of sugar will give you about 15 calories. Further the carbohydrates in the honey can be easily converted into glucose by even the most sensitive stomachs. Hence it is very easy to digest honey.
    Weight Loss: Though honey has more calories than sugar, honey when consumed with warm water helps in digesting the fat stored in your body. Similarly honey and lemon juice and honey and cinnamon help in reducing weight.
    Improving Athletic Performance: Recent research has shown that honey is an excellent ergogenic aid and helps in boosting the performance of athletes. Honey facilitates in maintaining blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout.
    Source of Vitamins and Minerals: Honey contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. The type of vitamins and minerals and their quantity depends on the type of flowers used during apiculture. Commonly, honey contains Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. Check for the vitamin and mineral content in sugar from any source, you will find it to be either nil or miniscule.
    Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties: Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and hence it can be used as a natural antiseptic.
    Antioxidants: Honey contains nutraceuticals, which are effective in removing free radicals from our body. As a result, our body immunity is improved.
    Good for eyesight
    Regular use of honey mixed with the carrot juice helps to improve the eyesight. It should be taken in the early morning.
    Toothache Problem
    Honey is effective remedy for toothache. Soak a few cloves in the paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth to get instant relief.
    Bad Breath Problem
    It also helps in getting rid of bad breath problem. Mix a tablespoon of honey with water and gargle several times a day to get rid of bad breath.
    Honey in Wound Management
    Significant research is being carried out to study the benefits of honey in treating wounds. Nursing Standard provides some of these benefits in the document - The benefits of honey in wound management. These have been given below:
        Honey possesses antimicrobial properties.
        It helps in promoting autolytic debridement.
        It deodorizes malodorous wounds.
        It speeds up the healing process by stimulating wound tissues.
        It helps in initiating the healing process in dormant wounds.
        Honey also helps in promoting moist wound healing.
    The healing powers of honey are not hyped. The Waikato Honey Research Unit provides details about the world-wide research that is being carried out on the benefits of honey in medicine. Further, BBC reported in July, 2006 that doctors at the Christie Hospital in Didsbury, Manchester are planning to use honey for faster recovery of cancer patients after surgery. Such research will provide scientific evidence to the so-called beliefs held by honey lovers all over the world and help in propagating benefits of honey to more people.
    Now that you know the benefits of honey, how do you eat it? You can eat it raw, add it in water and different beverages and you can add it in several recipes also. What are you waiting for? get your Olaa pure honey.


    Saturday, 11 August 2012

    Home tests for pure honey

    Good Afternoon Bloggers,
    Its been a while. Hope you tried the deep conditioning with Shea butter? I'm still awaiting your responses.
    Ever since i was younger i have been fascinated with natural produts and their health benefits.
    I began my romance with honey a long time ago, discovering and attesting to its benefits, the myths surrounding this natures gift to mankind, but the most overwhelming part of my romance is how to know which honey is pure. I'll like to share my experience and thoughts about this issue from a honey consumer and later, a seller perspective.
    The term "adulterated" honey implies that glucose, dextrose, molasses, corn syrup, sugar syrup, invert sugar, flour, starch, water or any other similar product other than the floral nectar gathered, processed, and stored in the comb by the honey bees have been added.
    Personally, when selecting honey in the shop, I think it's almost impossible to tell the bad from the good by just looking at the honey content through the bottle or studying its food and nutrition label. My take is always -- go for the trusted ones.
    Home test for pure honey
    The flame test:   
    1. Dip the head of the match stick into honey allowing it to sock for some seconds, put it in the flame, only a pure honey will produce flame.
    2.Take a very small amout (pea size) put it on a small size of news paper then put the fire on the border of the news paper, a pure honey will not burn with the piece of newspaper.
    3. Put a spoonful of honey on a money note, then ignite a lighter under the note, the honey will be heating, but the money will not burn; if it's pure honey...

    The translucent perimeter test :
    Put a small drop of honey on a bond paper and observe how large the translucent perimeter goes. Honey is said to contain wax substance that retains the translucency on the paper, while if adulterated with water the perimeter spreads faster and at some time the circumference becomes smaller because the water had dried up.

    The Taste test :
    Take a tea spoon of honey into your mouth and swallow, and a few minutes later there should be this sensation of thirst in your throat (you'll feel like drinking water), if its pure honey.

    The Comb test:
    Put a spoon of honey on a plate with water, and swirl the plate such that after some time, you can see honeycomb shape formed by honey. Only pure honey will form the comb pattern.
    Many have claimed the amazing formation of hexagonal patterns on a film of honey as a proof of purity. Too curious to dismiss it, I followed the instructions given:
    1. Put a blob of honey onto a light colored round plate.
    2. Pour in some cold water to cover the honey.
    3. Swirl the plate several times.
    4. If the honey is pure, you would see a honeycomb image/pattern on the honey.
    And the outcome? Right before my very eyes, with a couple of swirls, I saw a honeycomb pattern consisting of big hexagonal shapes form on the surface of the honey patch, and with several more swirls, the hexagonal cells split into smaller ones, and here's a snapshot of what was observed: 
     However, there are other numerous scientific tests which are very reliable and can only be done in the laboratory, example is the spectroscopy, a method that uses the principle of interaction of light with mater to differentiate substances or carbon isotope ratios analysis to determine if sugars were added to the honey.
    Whichever way you decide to test your honey make sure you buy it from a trusted supplier. At Olaa Naturale we pride ourselves with supplying you pure honey, just the way nature intends you to have it. contact us through email call us 08020924020. 

    Wednesday, 1 August 2012

    The step by step guide to using shea butter.

    Goodday Fellow Bloggers
    For the next few days I will be discussing the different ways you can use your shea butter to help achieve a more beautiful you. Make sure you try it and post comments.

    As a deep conditioner
    1. Scoop a sizeable amount of natural shea butter into a mix bowl
    2. Add 8mls of pure coconut oil
    3. Add 5mls of pure honey
    4. Mix till the whole mixture is properly homogenised.
    5. Add some of your normal conditioner and cover your hair with a shower cap.
    6. Steam for 15minutes using a dryer or a steamer.
    You can also steam using your body heat but that will take about an hour or more depending on how full and long your hair is.
    7. Rinse your hair with water at normal room temperature.
    Remember all products have to be pure and natural for you to see the desired result.

    Monday, 30 July 2012

    Identifying Pure shea butter.

    Hi Fellow Bloggers,
    Thanks for viewing my blog and for asking questions. Ewar will like to know how to identify the real shea butter from the adulterated ones (refined ones) and where it can be bought.

    Since Shea Butter is an all natural product, it can vary widely in quality, appearance and smell depending on where it is produced from and how it is refined or extracted. There are basic ways of identifying shea butter and its by using out sensory organs, that is the sence of sight (colour), smell and taste.

    Colour: The colour of unrefined Shea Butter depends on the Shea nuts used.  Shea nuts will vary in color from almost white to yellow.  Therefore, refined Shea Butter will vary in color. You will not be able to determine the authenticity or quality of Shea Butter based strictly on its color.  There is even a naturally golden yellow colored Shea Butter.  Shea Butter should never be extremely hard or greasy though.  Most Shea Butter is a creamy color.  Shea Butter that is pure white is highly refined and may or may not have its healing properties intact depending on how it was refined. I will not recommend a refined shea butter.

    Smell: Shea Butter has a natural smell, which is not unpleasant to most people.  The smell of raw or lightly refined West African Shea is nutty .  Over time the smell of the Shea Butter will diminish. If an unrefined Shea Butter has almost no smell, it is probably getting old.  Shea Butter should not stink, no matter how old it is.  It is possible for Shea Butter to go rancid; If it does, do not use it.  If you do not like the smell of natural, raw Shea Butter, you can purchase more highly refined Shea Butter that has been de-odorized and filtered through clay.  However, I do not recommend ever buying Shea Butter that has been refined using hexane or other solvents.

    Shea Butter can provide relief from everything from just dry skin to many minor dermatological diseases however, if you have a serious skin condition, you should see a dermatologist.  It has been clinically shown to provide benefits.  Here are some of the benefits of Shea Butter for the skin:

    Daily skin moisturizer (face and body)
    Dry skin relief
    Dry scalp
    Skin rash- including diaper rash
    Skin peeling, after tanning
    Blemishes and wrinkles
    Itching skin due to dryness
    Shaving cream to reduce razor irritation
    Small skin wounds
    Skin cracks
    Soften tough skin on feet (especially heels)
    Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
    Minor burns
    Sun and wind protection
    Even skin tone
    Reduce blemishes and scarring
    Eliminating scalp irritation from dryness or chemical processing
    Preventing bumps after shaving
    Reducing acne (especially in combination with African Black Soap)
    Absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue
    Helps restore elasticity to skin
    Restores luster to hair

    Where can I get good Shea Butter?

    You can get quality Shea Butter products right here. We carry a wide variety of products from pure Shea Butter to Shea Butter black soap.  All of the Shea Butter we carry is of the highest quality.  We are very selective about where we obtain our Shea Butter and the extraction methods used.  We do not accept any Shea Butter that has been extracted using solvents.  This is the highest quality by an independent laboratory.  You can find cheaper Shea Butter and Shea Butter products. But, you will not find better ones.  Our Shea Butter products use  copious amounts of Shea Butter.  Some of the major manufacturers are jumping on the Shea Butter bandwagon now by adding small amounts of Shea Butter to their products.  Don't be fooled by this.  Our pure Olaa Shea Butters are of the highest grade. Just get in touch with us by mailing us at olaanaturale@gmail.comIts getting rather late and i hope i have been able to answer your questions. On my next post I'll be talking about how to put your pure unrefined shea butter into good use. 
    stay blessed.

    shea butter

    Good Morning fellow bloggers. I said I'll be highlighting several natural ways to make us beautiful. Today I'll be discussing shea butter, so sit back, relax and enjoy the write up. Shea Butter, also known as karite butter,traditionally called oori in Yoruba land, is a cream-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees (also called Mangifolia trees) that grow in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Karite trees, or shea trees, are not cultivated. They grow only in the wild, and can take up to 50 years to mature (they live up to 300 years!) Africans have known for thousands of years, the benefits of shea butter. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because it contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. The high fatty acid content of shea butter also makes it an excellent additive to soap, shampoos, anti-aging creams, cosmetics, lotions, and massage oils—its soft, butter-like texture melts readily into the skin. Shea butter protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains beneficial vegetable fats that promote cell regeneration and circulation, making it a wonderful healer and rejuvenator for troubled or aging skin. It also contains natural sun-protectants. Shea butter is already added to many cosmetic products, but you can also purchase 100 percent pure shea butter. Unrefined shea butter is superior in that it retains all its natural vitamins, especially vitamin A and vitamin E. However, the natural smell of shea can be a bit off-putting, though the aroma does disappear after it has been applied to your skin within minutes. You can also buy ultra-refined and refined shea butter. Both of these types have a more pleasing scent, color, and consistency, although the refining process diminishes the vitamin potency. Many sell shea butter in various sizes, containers, prices, and types, but make sure to do your research before buying them—not all shea butter products are created equal, and some products contain a significant amount of potentially irritating additives and very little real shea butter. That said, one hundred percent natural shea butter is a handy thing to have around the house. It can be used as an all-natural hair conditioner, moisturizer, and makeup remover, or as a treatment for burns, cuts, scrapes, sunburns, stretch marks and diaper rash. Shea butter may also help treat skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis; however, keep in mind that you should always consult a physician or dermatologist about serious or persistent skin problems. Shea butter is not recommended for people with nut or latex allergies.

    Sunday, 29 July 2012

    Olaa Naturale

    Olaa Naturale is all about treating your skin the way nature intends. Welcome to the beauty world of nature!!!
    In this blog we shall be discussing the different things that's been provided by nature and how they work to make us beautiful. This blog is also about introducing different natural pruducts, where to get them and how to use them to achieve the maximum benefits nature intends. I'll be happy to read your comments, contibutions and answer your questions.