Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Best Natural Benefits of Organic Coconut Oil in Organic Skincare

http://bit.ly/1jT9tFhVirgin Coconut Oil is gaining more and more attention in the Organic Skincare arena for its many naturally beneficial properties for skin & hair. When Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is applied to the skin, bacteria - always present on the skin- turn triglycerides, also present, into free fatty acids and increase the number of anti-microbial fatty acids on the skin. This is how the essential oil lends the skin protection from infection.  The free fatty acids also help to improve the acid environment on the skin, which discourages disease-causing germs. 

When showering or bathing, ordinary cosmetic soap washes the protective layer of natural oil and acid off the skin.  Often the skin then becomes tight and dry and is vulnerable to infection.  Using an organic soap made with virgin coconut oil, lotion or just pure Virgin Coconut Oil in your daily natural, organic skincare routine will soon help to restore the skin's natural anti-microbial and acid barrier.  

Many people use organic Virgin Coconut oil daily to moisturize after bathing, because it absorbs easily and keeps the skin hydrated without feeling greasy, unlike other oils used to treat rough, dry skin.  It will also help to reduce chronic skin inflammation of the skin within days and be soothing and healing to wounds, blood blisters, rashes, bruises as well.  


Pure Virgin Coconut oil is an incredible moisturizer- as effective as mineral oil at the prevention of dryness and flaking, but without the harmful side effects of exposing your skin to petroleum products. Organic Coconut oil also has inherent anti-oxidants that are powerfully effective against the onset of the visible signs of Aging - fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. The oil is well-documented in recent scientific studies to have real healing properties, which aid in the treatment of many skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.  

Somewhat surprisingly, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is also an effective anti-fungal treatment.  Research has shown it actually kills Candida Albicans yeast. Some scientists believe this is due to the Coconuts' high levels of caprylic acid, which has anti-fungal qualities. Overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the body and on the skin is caused by a number of factors- antibiotics, birth control drugs, and diet. This overgrowth is associated with a large number of health issues.  


http://bit.ly/1aaYDHcLauric acid is another key component of virgin coconut oil.  When the bacteria on the skin break down lauric acid, they create monolaurin. Monolaurin is a substance that kills "bad" bacteria and viruses  on the outside of the body as a sort of "first line defense." The immune system then does not have to burn up energy to fight these microbials inside the body. It would seem then, that topically applied Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil is also a valuable support to the immune system.

Pure Virgin Coconut Oil is completely chemical free and also beautifully, naturally one of the best hair conditioners on the planet. - More on this in the Continuation of this Post -Coming Soon!
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beauty Secrets & Benefits of Organic Cedarwood Oil




Cedarwood Oil, or Cedras atlantica, (genus species) is found on the market under many different names.  It's name  "Cedras" comes from an Arabic word, "kedron,” which means “Power."  However, many plants in the Cupressaceae family may be sold under the Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil label.  

Cedarwood Essential Oil has a soothing, earthy aroma that is known to be "grounding" for people. It has traditionally been used by the Sumerians, Egyptians and Tibetans, and this "sacred" oil, as it is so revered by many, is also mentioned over 40 times in the Bible. This particular species is the one most directly related to the Cedars of Lebanon quoted in the Bible.

This organic essential Oil contains the highest amount of sesquiterpenes, a hydrocarbon group found in essential oils.  Sesquiterpenes are the components that actually oxygenate at the cellular level,  which promotes circulation and releases toxins. Cedarwood Oil is great for the hair and skin, is a powerful lymph decongestant and is even known to reduce cellulite!

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, or the actual antioxidant capacity of a food item.  Much research has proven that antioxidants reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer.  For example: Clove = 1,078,700; Oranges = 750. and by the way, thye ORAC Value shown here for Clove is NOT a typo!  What is the ORAC Value for Cedarwood Essential Oil? 169,000 ┬ÁTE/100g - fairly amazing!

This essential oil has great Anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, too - hence it's effectiveness with skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis!  It can also be utilized to cure fungal infections of the skin.  In addition, it is highly anti-microbial, prevents wounds from becoming septic and protects them from tetanus germs. It can also safely be applied externally on wounds as an anti-septic and is commonly used as an ingredient in herbal antiseptic creams.

Our most favorite quality of this favorite "sacred" oil is absolutely  it's FANTASTIC fragrance - Exotic, woodsy, and earthy with a hint of citrus -- sensual, too! Some people have written that they believe Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil has a way of making you feel safe and secure within your environment, and yourself.  Why not try some today and see if you feel the same?  (: