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Boost Your Immune System and Reduce Stress: Breath of Fire

The Corona Virus has certainly put a huge strain on humanity. So it’s time we all start practicing self care in order to beat the odds of this silent enemy. There are several ways you can boost an immune system but the simplest, easiest and cheapest way is to simply modify your breathing through the yoga breathing techniques.

Breath of Fire is not for everyone, so please consult a physician for any questions or concerns in regards to incorporating this techniques into your daily routine. And if anyone develops any negatives reactions, stop immediately and consult a physician. To read our full disclosure, click here.

One yoga breathing technique to boost the immune system and reduce stress is called Breath of Fire or Agni Pran (yoga terminology).

Breath of Fire

Breath of Fire (Agni Pran)

Breath of Fire is one of the foundational breath techniques used in the practice of Kundalini Yoga. It accompanies many postures, and has numerous beneficial effects. It is important to master this breath so that it is done accurately and becomes automatic. Breath of Fire is rapid, rhythmic, and continuous. It is equal on the inhale and the exhale, with no pause between them (approximately 2-3 cycles per second). It is always practiced through the nostrils with the mouth closed, unless stated otherwise.

Breath of Fire is powered from the navel point and solar plexus. To exhale, the air is expelled powerfully through the nose, by pressing the navel point and solar plexus back toward the spine. This feels automatic if you contract the diaphragm rapidly. To inhale, the upper abdominal muscles relax, the diaphragm extends down, and the breath seems to come in as part of relaxation rather than through effort. The chest stays relaxed and slightly lifted throughout the breathing cycle. When done correctly, there should be no rigidity of hands, feet, face, or abdomen.

Begin practicing Breath of Fire for a duration of I-3 minutes. You can work your way up to 10 minutes for added benefits. If you find that the breath creates an initial dizziness or giddiness, stop immediately. If you find this helpful, you can incorporate this into your morning and evening routines.

Some tingling, traveling sensations and light-headedness are completely normal as your body adjusts to the new breath and new stimulation of the nerves. Concentrating at the brow point may help relieve these sensations. Sometimes these symptoms are the result of toxins and other chemicals released by the breath technique. The symptoms may be relieved by drinking lots of water and changing to a light diet. Also don’t try this on a full stomach, it’s best to incorporate before you eat a meal.

The Many Benefits of Breath of Fire:

  • Releases toxins and deposits from the lungs, mucous linings, blood vessels, and other cells.
  • Expands the lung capacity and increases vital strength.
  • Strengthens the nervous system to resist stress.
  • Repairs the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
  • Strengthens the navel chakra.
  • Increases physical endurance and prepares you to act effectively.
  • Adjusts the subtle psycho-electromagnetic field of the aura so that the blood becomes energized.
  • Reduces addictive impulses for drugs, smoking, and bad foods.
  • Increases oxygen delivery to the brain, facilitating a focused, intelligent, and neutral state of mind.
  • Boosts the immune system and may help prevent many diseases.
  • Promotes synchronization of the biorhythms of the body’s systems.

Breath of Fire is not hyperventilation, nor is it Bellows Breath (see below). There are restrictions for doing Breath of Fire while pregnant and menstruating.

Beginning a Practice of Breath of Fire

  • Sit straight and place the hands in Prayer Pose.
  • Close the eyelids 9/10ths. Roll the eyes up and concentrate at the Brow Point or the third eye.
  • Begin Breath of Fire for I-3 minutes.
  • Then inhale and hold for 10seconds.
  • Relax. Stay still and place the hands on the knees in Gyan Mudra, palms up to welcome renewal energy.
  • Watch the natural flow of the breath and the constant stream of internal and external sensations. Continue for 3 minutes.
  • Inhale deeply, exhale.
  • Repeat this combination 3-5 times.

Common mistakes in doing Breath of Fire

  • Paradoxical breathing: Many people learn to breathe backwards – they inhale by pulling the belly in, thus making the space for the breath less rather than more. People who are often anxious or smoke frequently tend to have this pattern. It can be easily changed by placing one hand on the chest and one on the belly and doing Breath of Fire slowly with total awareness.
  • Trying to breathe by an exaggerated pumping of the belly. Breath of Fire is not the deep-bellows cleansing breath that pumps the stomach with complete exhales and inhales. Breath of Fire comes from higher up near the solar plexus.
  • A loss of attention to the balanced ratio of the inhale and exhale. One way to get this right is to do it wrong first. Try to inhale much more than you exhale with each breath cycle at l-2 times per second. Within 30 seconds you can sense the over-stimulated jumpiness and imbalance of the breathing. Then switch to a much greater exhale than inhale at the same pace. Almost immediately you will sense a loss of strength, lethargy, distraction, or depression. Now make the breath exactly equal on the inhale and exhale. Listen to the sound of the breath and create a steady rhythm.

Breath of Fire is a wonderful yoga breathing technique to boost the immune system and reduce stress, try incorporating this in your morning and evening routines or when you just need a pick me up. Breath of Fire helps me when I need to refocus and gain composure especially in times of stress.

Being Gentle with Sensitive Skin

The Exfoliation Healing Process

I’m a firm believer in exfoliation and often do more than I should at times. Because I’m focused on maintaining a youthful glow and doing everything to slow down the aging process, it’s best to take a step back and understand the exfoliation healing process so you don’t over initiate your skin.

For example, it takes 14 days for your skin to maintain its new found smoothness after a microdermabrasion treatment (from a study in Skin Research and Technology). I do weekly microdermabrasion OR an acidic skin peel to maintain my facial appearance’s soft smooth glow. But if you are someone in your early 20’s or 30’s, your skin heals and turns over faster so weekly may not be appropriate for your skin. If you find your skin is too tight, feeling more like a sunburn than refreshing – it maybe your over exfoliating.

So back to the basics: Skin consists of three layers of tissues: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The epidermis is the outer thin layer of the skin. It consists mainly of dead cells and the main reason why exfoliation is necessary. The dead cells are replaced by new cells produced in the lower portion of the epidermis, which move upward to the outside of the skin.

This cycle of cell production and replacement takes longer as we age. On average, It takes about 28-45 days for someone in their 30’s. And slows to about 45-60 days in our 40’s and 50’s. And slows further to about 60-90 days in our 50’s and 60’s.

The dead cells accumulate on the surface of skin causing sagging and collapse of structure or what we see as lines, wrinkles, and deeper folds. And if you don’t maintain a proper exfoliation process, bacteria can become trapped causing breakouts. Or even worse is the possibility of discolored and irregular cells can also become trapped causing a more serious skin condition.

The exfoliation healing process is specific to each individual, but there are numerous ways to exfoliate so mixing and match different treatments can target in on what is best for your individual skin needs and preferences. In addition to my weekly microdermabrasion or acidic skin peels, I use a 10% glycolic acid peel at night which also helps control acne breakout. And of course I use a rotating cleansing brush twice and day to help with the light exfoliations and allows for my serums and lotions to adhere to the skin.

The exfoliation healing process is best when you are over compensating on the after affects, so try different methods to ensure your anti-aging process is efficient and effective!

The Most Coveted Make Up Trend in 2020

So neon eyeliner was the fashion craze of 2019, and it still has interesting followings but in 2020, it’s all about to change.

And for some of us who prefer not to be so bold with neon, you will be very pleased in 2020. Everything is moving to PASTELS!

Yes, pastels will be seen on all aspects of makeup including mascara. Think about the pastels as showcasing the softer side of color.

From most of the Instagram Fashion feeds, pink is the overall winner thus far. And for many of us, pink looks good on most skin colors.

Pink Cat Eye
Pink Cat Eye

Try it out as cat eye liner for a bold feminine look!

Silk Pillowcase for Beautiful Skin & Hair

Silk Pillowcase for Beautiful Skin & Hair

Cotton sheets absorb moisture, so to avoid having your skin and hair’s moisture loss while you sleep – slip into silky sheets!

Hair that tends to lack moisture can appear frizzy, lifeless, and even more static. Beauty experts love sleeping with a silk pillowcase as it will actually allow the hair to slide around more smoothly resulting in less breakage and  waking up void of the morning bed-head!

Additionally, cotton sheets can also absorb moisture from the skin.  Using silk pillowcases will not only allow your much coveted anti-aging treatments to remain on the skin but will also not imprint sheet creases on the body.  Anything to help prevent wrinkles!

Just to clear up some confusion, silk is considered a thread while satin is considered a weave. In order to make fabric, you take a type of thread, and weave it in a certain way. It is entirely possible to have a satin-weave fabric that is made of 100% silk threads.  So make sure you are purchasing 100% silk pillowcases.

Have you used silk pillowcases? Let us know what you think!

Silk Pillowcase for Beautiful Skin & Hair

2018 Make-Up Trend – Two Toned Lips!

2018 Make-Up Trend – Two Toned Lips!

2018 has shown many new trends, but one of my favorites is the two toned lips. Previous trends use to incorporate a darker liner with lighter lip color.  Then we started to add in  shimmer and shine to our lips with glosses.  And just recently, beauty mogels hit it out of the park with facial conto

Two Toned Lips

uring.  By including a lighter color in the center of the lips make the lips appear fuller.

Now we are much more darning to include two-toned lips!  Be adventurous and try out a two-toned lip by first using a lighter color on your top lip and a complementing but darker shade on the bottom.  Or as the picture suggests start with one color on one side of the lip and then move to a darker and even different color profile to the other side of the lips.

Even if this is just too much for your beauty routine, the bold lip is definitely in this season!

Let us know  what you’ve tried, we’d love to hear from you!

2018 Make-Up Trend – Two Toned Lips!

Revamp your Natural Beauty with an Eyelash Lift

Revamp your Natural Beauty with an Eyelash Lift

An Eyelash Lift is a natural way to enhance your lashes without using mascara or lash extensions!  Healthy natural lashes are totally in right now, along with a cat eye liner and bold lip.  And with summer season, it’s a perfect wake up and go look.  And is wonderful to have the lashes looking amazing 24/7.

The process is both an extension and tint that bends hair at the roots, pushing them up rather than down.  The best benefit is there’s no maintenance and the treatment can last for weeks.  The treatment utilizes keratin lash enhancement  along with improvements of the natural structure of each cilium.  In other words each lash is treated.

Keratin is a fibrous protective protein, less prone to scratching or tearing than other types of cells your body produces and is derived from the feathers, horns, and wool of different animals.  The proteins serve as the structural support for various parts of your body and function as repair aide.  Keratin proteins also make up roughly 65-95% of your hair as it forms both the exterior protection of the cuticle and the interior structure in the cortex. Traditional hair styling and products can cause damage through heat, chemicals, unfiltered water and even environmental factors can all play a part in depleting keratin. When this happens, the cortex becomes at risk for damage.  Therefore adding keratin back into the hair can replenish it’s structure and repair the damage.  It’s well known to help with hair breakage, frizz, or tangles.  With regular use it is great solution to get your hair strong, straight, and shiny.

With the lashes, keratin can help them grow, thicken and even lengthen.  The EyeLash Lifts procedure bends your natural lashes at the base and then are lifted up and filled with a special pigment infusion. As a result, your lashes will become thicker, darker and with a more pronounced curvature to the lash.  This creates the universally desired “open eye” look.

It is also a painless, safe and non-invasive way to curl and tint your lashes semi-permanently.  Using fake lash extension can lead to difficulty and even allergic reactions to the lash glue.  You can avoid the beauty hazard by getting an ‘Eyelash Lift’ to make your eyes fluttery with a minimal meets glam look.

Revamp your Natural Beauty with an Eyelash Lift Products

Over the counter treatments usually last around 3 weeks or more while professional brands have a longer effect usually between 8-12 weeks.

The Professional brand YUMILashes uses an advanced technique designed to boost and lift the natural eyelash. The treatment also involves the application of coenzymeQ10 gel pads to the under-eye area, which have anti-aging properties.  For a salon near you, please visit their website at Yumilashesusa.com.  The professional treatments cost around $150 and usually take about 45 minutes.

The boosting and lifting effect lasts for 8-12 weeks, which is the natural life cycle of the eyelash. The treatment also involves the application of coenzymeQ10 gel pads to the under-eye area, which have anti-aging properties.

Lashes can be transformed to make a dramatic impact and enhance the eyes. There are no false lashes attached or any harmful adhesives used. This innovative treatment works by boosting and lifting each individual lash, then tinting them for a thicker, darker and longer looking lash which will last for 8-12 weeks.

 

Revamp your Natural Beauty with an Eyelash Lift

Goddess Nectar with Apples and Honey

Goddess Nectar with Apples and Honey

Treating our skin with amazing all natural organic foods is what I like to call Goddess Nectar.  And two super foods that have a significant historical records from folklore, legends, stone images on carved tablets, tomb offerings, and overwhelming numbers of references from Hebrew Bible scriptures are Honey and the Apple.  Enjoying Honey and Apple reminds us of our historic connection with the ancient ancestors.

The Ancient world of Honey

Honey was found in the ancient tombs of Pyramids, including the famous grave of Tutankhamon approximately 3,000 years ago and still considered perfectly edible. The secret behind honey’s eternal shelf life is a range of factors: Hydrogen peroxide, acidity and lack of water work together to make this sticky substance last forever.  The ancient Egyptians used honey for a multitude of purposes including as a sweetener, a gift for the gods and an ingredient in embalming fluid.

However the oldest honey was discovered in ancient Georgia in the Borjomi Region. The archeologists found two potteries with the human remains in the mounds.  Georgian Archeologists think the Georgian honey is two thousands years older than the Egyptian honey found in Tutankhamon’s tomb.  As in ancient Egypt, ancient Georgia also prepared honey for people’s journeys into the afterlife.  Including more than one type of honey such as linden, berry, and a meadow-flower variety.

According to the researches, the Georgian honey dates 5500 years, while Egyptian dates just 3000-3500 years. According to the scientists the human remains, that were found in the grave, was the first be-master woman. There was found different species of honey in the grave. It gives the terms that Georgia was declared as ‘The Land of Honey.’

Honey Benefits on the Skin

Honey is just an amazing element with several benefits to the skin. It not only moisturizes skin but it’s also an antioxidant and anti-fungal. If you have issues with Acne, honey will assist with acne prevention. It also enables the pores to open for proper cleansing. Honey has specific enzymes of which the skin will absorb. Honey offers strong antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits as a natural antioxidant to aid in healing skin abrasions. Honey can also sooth the skin to counteract any irritation.

The bees swarm their environment and collect the sugar-rich nectar of a variety of flowers. That’s why it’s highly encouraged to treat yourself with local honey so you are in contact with these varieties and help lower any possibilities of affecting allergies.  Nutritionally, 1 tablespoon of honey, approximately 21 grams, contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, including fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose.  And it contains virtually no fiber, fat or protein.  Honey is made up of bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants. Darker types tend to be even higher in these compounds than lighter types.

High-quality honey contains many important antioxidants to help with several health factors. These includes phenols, enzymes and compounds like flavonoids and organic acids.  The benefits include lowers heart disease by improving the bad for you cholesterol.  Through it’s assistance with atherosclerosis, which is the fatty buildup in the arteries that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.  Interestingly, several studies have shown that honey reduce the LDL “bad” cholesterol, while significantly raising HDL “good” cholesterol.

Honey also helps those concerned with elevated blood triglycerides, which is another risk factor of heart disease.  Triglyceride levels tend to increase on a diet that is high in sugar and refined carbs which is why honey is often referred to replace sugar in recipes.  In fact, studies have linked regular honey consumption with 11-19% lower triglyceride levels, especially when it is used to replace sugar.

Honey may also help the arteries as the heart dilates or pumps by increasing blood flow to the heart. Plus honey may also help prevent the formation of blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Studies also show honey as an effective alternative for respiratory conditions where over the counter or prescriptions are not utilized.

The Ancient world of the Apple

Going back to the ancient days of Egypt and Persia, archeologists uncovered petrified remains of apple slices that were found in a saucer of an ancient Mesopotamian tomb of a royalty burial site dating back to 2500 BC in southern Iran.

We see this amazing fruit of paradise recurs in the history of many other ancient civilizations.  Historical instances on the existence of apple trees are documented from folklore, legends, stone images on carved tablets, petrified slices of apples on plates for tomb offerings, and overwhelming numbers of references from Hebrew Bible scriptures.   One of the earliest archeological evidences of apple tree fruit comes from the remains of excavations from Jericho, Jordan, that has been dated 6500 BC by radiochemical analysis of carbon atoms.

The interest shown in apples by the Greek and Roman philosophers, poets, historians, and literary masters was even extended to Renaissance painters, royal chefs to the Tsars of Russia and too many other references to mention.

In ancient times apples were considered so special that individuals would use a sharp utensil or their nails to hand-carve their personal hopes and prayers into the apple skins before they were eaten. And the Zohar, a 13th-century Jewish mystical text, states that beauty – represented by God – “diffuses itself in the world as an apple.”

Benefits of Apples on the Skin

Apples may mitigate the effects of asthma, brain health, bone health, pulmonary function while promoting anti-cholesterol, blood oxygenation, red blood cell count, proper digestion and even weight loss. Apples are high in fiber and Vitamin C, low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol. They are high in minerals and polyphenols, which function as antioxidants.  Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Goddess Nectar with Apples and Honey

Combining Apples with Honey is just a special treat and should be taken on an empty stomach. If you treat yourself to desert, wait about 30 minutes before indulging as it can disrupt the digestion if eating high protein meals.

Be sure to seek out local organic apples with the brightest red version you can find.  Also seek out the same for your honey, raw organic and local.  Ensuring organic means that less toxins would be infused in your nectar.   Also be sure to wash your apples throughly to ensure any environment elements are removed before consuming.

Simply slice the organic local apple into small slices and drizzle with local organic raw honey. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed for a delicious treat.  If you are serving for a group and want the apple slices not to brown, squeeze lemon juice on them to retain the color and enhance the flavor.

And most importably, enjoy!

Get your skin’s PH level back to Normal

Get your skin’s PH level back to Normal

Your skin can easily tilt off its normal pH level, certain products, foods, environmental elements, sleep and stress are just a few to produce wrinkles, inflammation, rashes, sensitivity, or acne.  The science behind it is simple, pH stands for “potential hydrogen” and is used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio of a substance. The range is from the most acidic or 0  to the most alkaline or 14.

Your body’s overall pH level is about 7, so scientists consider the body to be basic. However, your skin’s pH is slightly lower at a level of about 5.5. This means that your skin is slightly acidic. Common soaps and cosmetics are closer to 8-10 PH, which is alkaline.

Get your Skin ph Level back to Normal

The skin’s barrier, which is known as the acid mantle, is responsible for keeping in lipids and moisture while blocking germs, pollution, toxins, and bacteria.  If the acid mantle should becomes too alkaline, skin becomes dry and sensitive causing extreme sensitivities like inflammation, rashes or even eczema.  On the other hand if skin becomes acidic, the skin twill lead to breakouts.

Ensuring the skin’s barrier function is working properly, regular balancing can be necessary especially as we age.  Every decade of life our skin becomes more alkaline, resulting in a variety of undesirable changes and skin disorders ranging from wrinkles to pigmentation and even acne.

Alkaline conditions within the skin harness acne causing bacteria and as alkalinity increases with age, a complexion previously unmarred by breakouts might experience problems later in life.  Monthly alpha-hydroxy-acid-based facials can boost your overall skin texture, pump up cell turnover, and keep the acid mantle in check. Use a low-strength salicylic acid like 12% or higher for taking care of minor wrinkles at 20%.

If you are unsure of what would work best for your skin, then start with the lower percentages and work higher.  Two great ways is with honey mask and an apple cider vinegar toner.  Start including these into your skin routine every few days to keep your skin’s ph level normal.

Get your skin’s PH level back to Normal with Honey

The sweet nectar has an average pH of 4.0. Using honey as a cleanser or doing a honey masque has many benefits to the skin. Honey is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and it is a humectant—meaning it attracts water and retains it in the skin, keeping the skin smooth and protecting it from dryness and premature wrinkles. It’s also a great source of antioxidants to protect your skin from harsh UV rays. So eating honey and using it on your skin as a wash or a masque is a great way to support your glow and keep your skin pH balanced! Remember, using raw, organic honey is important—processing honey removes all the beautiful phytonutrients.

 

Simple Honey Mask Recipe

  • One teaspoon of high quality raw organic honey (preferably local).
  • Use both hand’s finger tips to gently rub together to warm for a minute.
  • Gently spread over the entire face and neck.  Be careful not to get into the eye.
  • Let the honey mask honey mask set for least 15 minutes or max of 45 minutes.
  • Gently rinse with lukewarm and pat face dry.
  • Follow with a toner and moisturizer.
  • Follow with SPF if daytime.

 

Get your skin’s PH level back to Normal with Apple Cider Vinegar

This magical kitchen ingredient is wonderful for the skin and for general health as well.  Apple Cider Vinegar will keep your skin healthy and pH balanced. Using a diluted solution of apple cider vinegar on your skin after your shower not only balances your pH, but it also eliminates odor-causing bacteria!  Apple Cider Vinegar Toner will improve overall skin complexion, plus help lighten those stubborn sun spots and even out skin tone.  It can also reduce the appearance of pores and can be added to your home remedies for acne, as it helps prevent acne breakouts and scarring.  Here’s a super simple apple cider vinegar toner recipe that will help your skin retain it’s natural ph level.

Simple Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Recipe

  • In a glass jar or bottle with sealable lid, pour one part Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Add 4 parts distilled or filtered water to the glass jar or bottle.
  • Place the lid tightly and shake the jar or bottle a few times to throughly combine the mixture.
  • Let the mixture settle.
  • Test a small area of your skin, if the mixture is too strong add another part of water until you are comfortable with the mixture.
  • After cleansing the skin, apply the toner using a cotton ball or pad, avoiding the eye area completely.
  • Allow the toner to dry on your skin, within a few minutes.
  • Apply your usual, daily moisturizer and SPF if it’s daytime.
  • Shake well before each use. Store in a cool, dry, dark place (No need to refrigerate).
  • The mixture should be good for at least 45 days if you do not touch the liquid doesn’t become contaminated by oils of the skin, sunlight or other environmental elements.

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Coconut Oil Multi-tasking Beauty Enhancer

Have you ever seen someone’s skin that has a illuminating silk sheen?  You can bet they are wearing coconut oil to give their skin that amazing glow.  And it’s such an amazing product to use for not just your skin but your hair and nails, and that’s why I call it the multi-tasker as it has so many wonderful uses to enhance your beauty needs. Plus Coconut oil does not become rancid like many other oils so it’s safe to use no matter the conditions. It can solidify and liquify with changing temperatures, but pure organic coconut oil will still retain the same quality.

Coconut Oil Multi-taking Beauty Enhancer on Hair

In ancient Egypt, women used coconut butter and oils in their hair to give it a silky sheen appearance and to also help with styling.  Coconut Oil can penetrate into the hair like no other oil as the oil actually bonds with the keratin and helps to increase the shine and moisture while improving the overall health.  Adding just a bit to the hair after styling will help smooth the flyways and prevent split ends.

The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp, help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles, smooth the hair strands, locks in moisture and prevents dandruff.  And because of this, Coconut oil on hair can actually helps your hair grow longer, thicker, and even faster.  If you are worried coconut oil will weight down your hair, just applying before bed and shampoo it out in the morning.  An ideal hair mask with Coconut oil should be on the hair for at least 60 minutes to allow the nutrients to work their magic.

Coconut Oil Multi-taking Beauty Enhancer on Skin

Coconut oil is widely used in many natural beauty products because of it’s naturally antibacterial and anti fungal properties.  It work well due to the saturated fats that helps the skin stay moisturized while sealing the moisture with out loss through the skin’s pores.  Coconut oil can give your the skin a healthy glow, smooth and even tone.  After a shower, rub the oil to your body for all day moisture retention.

The anti-fungal aspects of coconut oil can reduce acne and other chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.  The protein found in coconut oil actually replaces the damaged cells with healthy ones to actually treat the infection.  Other medicinal uses include healing cold sores, stretch marks and sunburn.

You can add a bit of oil to the under eye area through out the day to control the visual appearance of wrinkles as normal eye cream dissipates through the day.  And even adding a bit to the lip makes a perfect lip balm.  Coconut oil can also be used to take off stubborn makeup, just follow up with your facial cleanser to remove any last traces of dirt or makeup.

Coconut Oil Multi-taking Beauty Enhancer on Nails

Coconut oil is also fantastic at nursing your cuticles. Because of it’s anti-fungal property, it helps protects your nails from fungal infections. Plus it moisturizes and strengthens the cuticles, and can make your nails stronger, healthier and shinier with regular use.  The emollient nature of coconut oil also helps to prevent your nails from getting dry and brittle.

Coconut Oil Multi-taking Beauty Enhancer is great to use all year round and for so many uses that this is a must have for your beauty routine!

 

Coconut Oil Multi-taking Beauty Enhancer

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Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter Recipe

Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter Recipe

Need a great moisturizer to get you through the harsh dry winter months?  Try this amazing Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter recipe!  It will smooth your skin and heal any rough patches.  I apply this immediately after I shower and once again before bedtime.

 

Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter Recipe Tools:

1 small glass sealable jar for the final product
1 medium glass bowl
1 medium saucepan
1 mixer (regular or hand)
1 rubber spatula
Label sticker

Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter Recipe Ingredients:

½ cup shea butter
⅛ cup jojoba oil
½ cup coconut oil
10 drops pomegranate essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil

Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter Recipe Directions:

To create the Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter, melt together the shea butter, jojoba oil and coconut oil (be sure to leave out the essential oils) through the emulsion process. Create the emulsion process by placing the ingredients in a glass bowl that is larger than a sauce pan. Place enough water in the saucepan to cover the bottom of the glass bowl, creating a water bath. Gently heat up the ingredients to allow them to blend easily together.

Once the ingredients are mixed thoroughly, allow the mixture to set at room temperature and then move to the refrigerator for an hour to solidify.  Once the mixture solidifies then let it sit out for another hour until it reaches room temperature.  Then use a mixer to beat the oils until they are whipped and fluffy.  Gently add in the essential oils.  Once thoroughly mixed, use a spatula to help gather the mixture place in a glass sealable jar.  This can be stored at room temperature for up to 30 days.

Anti-Aging Coconut Shea Body Butter Recipe Storage:

Place your container of Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm in a cool dark place. It will keep up to 3 months when using all organic ingredients.

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