One of my favorite things to do is mixed natural ingredients
and turn them into beauty potions. I always say that we should put on what we
put in. Meaning, a good nutrition is basic for a beautiful complexion, and those same
things can be good enough to be applied on our skin and hair.
Coconut, Argan and olive oils have been all the rage for the past two years. Every beauty brand has tried to capitalize on the trend and
create products that contain them, but no need to spend money when you can get
the natural oils — with an even higher concentration — during your grocery run!
Orange Peel Oil:
The smell has reinvigorating properties that give you a boost of energy. Apply
some on your hands, rub them together and warm it up to release the citrusy
scent. Use it to massage your stomach, thighs and derriere in circular motions
and naturally reduce cellulite and drain excess fluids that accumulate in our
body. Is a great option to use instead of a suntan lotion because the Vitamin C
helps you get a radiant glow.
Eucalyptus Oil: A
true miracle worker, this oil should never be absent from any mom's medicine
cabinet, especially if the children suffer from asthma or respiratory
infections. Put a few drops in a vaporizer to help open the respiratory airways
and dissipate chest congestion. It can be diluted and rubbed on the chest and
back as a cough expectorant and to induce a recovering sleep.
Grape Seed Oil:
Grapes are known for their active amount of antioxidants and regenerative
properties. This oil in pure form has a high concentrate of Vitamin E and Omega
6 which are essential in rejuvenating and restoring skin. Use it on your face
in side motions to promote the production of skin cells that nourish and reduce
wrinkles and fine lines. Massage it into the scalp to awaken follicles that
encourage hair growth and strengthening.
Ginger Root Oil: This
is a must for every mom-to-be because is a great remedy to relieve an upset
stomach, nausea and vomiting. It can be used in a tea as an infusion to get rid
of morning sickness or applied to the temples of the head and tip of the nose
to calm the feeling of dizziness. It has anti-inflammatory properties—hence, when warmed up, it can be used on painful and tense areas as a muscle relaxer.
Marula Oil: This
is the next best thing when it comes to fighting damaged hair and healing
acne-prone skin. It absorbs faster, is rich in antioxidants, has antimicrobial
properties and is full of Omega-6 and -9 fatty acids. Is non-greasy, so you can
use it as a leave-in treatment before going to the beach and pool, and create a barrier
to protect your strands from chlorine and saltwater.