Tea Tree Oil for Dry Scalp

A Home Remedy for Dry Scalp

Mix 1/3 to 1/2 dropper of Tea Tree Oil into your favorite shampoo.  Mix and shampoo as you normally do.

Tip:  Shake the shampoo mixture before each use because the oil will separate from the shampoo.

Because of the name, the ‘oil‘ will not leave your hair greasy.  It will also clean the scalp, help eliminate dandruff, unclog hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.

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Natural Remedies for your Hair & Skin

great natural remedies for different hair and skin conditions….

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Natural Beauty Remedies for Hair & Skin

Natural Beauty Remedies for Hair & Skin

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What’s your Cup of Tea?

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Amazing Health Benefits of White, Green, Black and Oolong Tea’s!

  1. Fights Cancer
  2. Boosts Immunity
  3. Prevents Heart Disease
  4. Stimulates the Nervous system 
  5. Stimulates Brain function & protects Brain Cells
  6. Regulates Glucose levels
  7. Increases Bone Density
  8. Fights Fat absorption helping to accelerate weight loss
  9. Aids in Digestion
  10. Keeps you hydrated
  11. Lowers Stress Hormone levels
  12. Eases Irritabilty, Headaches, Nervous Tension & Insomnia

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The Power of Tea

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Vitamins in Tea:

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) – Helps build energy by converting energy from food. Promotes better appetite and digestion. Also needed for growth and reproduction.

  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Breaks down proteins, fats & carbohydrates to produce energy. Keeps skin, eyes, mouth and hair in good condition. Promotes natural immunity.

  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Helps maintain healthy brain function.  Helps to breakdown and digest proteins. Helps in forming red blood cells.

  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) – Heals wounds and mends fractures. Aids the immune system in fighting bacteria, virus’s and infections. An antihistamine helping with stuffy nose & cough.  Enhances production of collagen.

  • Vitamin K (Phytonadione) – Prevents blood clotting and helps build bone metabolism.  Helps prevent calcification on tissues.  Helps lower inflammation flareups.

  • Vitamin A (Carotene) – Essential for good eyesight and healthy skin.  Helps bone metabolism and the immune functions.

  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) – Aids in vital functions like red blood cell formation and energy production.  Plays a role in restricting defects during pregnancy.  Helps in growth and maintenance of muscle tissue.  Also known for treating anxiety & depression.

     

 Minerals in Tea:

  • Manganese – Vital for growth and the body’s formation of bone, reproduction and carbohydrate metabolism.

  • Potassium – Essential for nerve function, muscle contraction, and maintaining normal blood pressure.

  • Zinc – Essential for the development of reproductive organs, helps to heal wounds, aids in taste sensation and and regulates metabolism.

  • Fluoride– Protects bone and tooth enamel.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant.  It prevents and blocks the formation of free radicals on skin cells, making it good for your skin.  Sagging skin, dry skin, sunburn, scars, stretch marks and some skin diseases yield maximum benefits.  It strengthens the immune system, protects the skin from UV radiation, supports new skin cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration.

Here is a list of just a few powerful Benefits:

  1. Skin cleanser
  2. Skin Moisturizer
  3. Maintains the skins oil balance  
  4. Scalp conditioner
  5. Cuticle conditioner
  6. Heals burns
  7. Reduces (fades) scars, age spots & wrinkles
  8. Relieves sunburn
  9. Used for cold sores

 Incorporate vitamin E Oil into your daily skincare regimen, preferably at bedtime.  Apply a few drops on a cotton ball and massage skin.  You’ll be amazed at the amount of ‘dirt’ it removes.

You can also mix a few drops of oil into your lotions, creams, cleansers or any skin care product.

 On a side note, fill your diet with foods high in vitamin E such as almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, wheat germ and green (leafy) vegetables.

Your skin will Glow!

Your skin will Glow!

Why Replenishing Your Skin Is Essential

You know the saying, “Beauty is only skin deep”?  We’ll, that’s just not so.

Good skincare is essential if you want to age gracefully.  Your face is the first thing most people notice about you! As we age our skin loses increasing amounts of Collagen and Elastin which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Let’s face it, it’s embarrassing! Fortunately, this does not have to be permanent, as there are many things you can do to help improve the situation greatly.  We’ll save that for another article though.

The skin protects us from harmful substances entering our body, and it eliminates many toxins.  The skin also plays a major role in the immune system.  That being said, it’s not just the outer beauty we see, it’s maintaining your inner health and overall well being that is just as critical.  Start by keeping it simple. Good nutrition, drinking plenty of water, getting enough rest and always wear sunscreen.  Remember, sun exposure, inadequate water intake, and the natural aging process are all factors that lead to moisture depletion and dry skin.

Powerful Ingredients to look for to help the process along:

Start with the most abundant protein found in the body, Hydrolyzed Collagen, it provides the structural framework of your connective tissues to keep your skin firm and resilient, and your joints active and fluid.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) needed for adding moisture back into your body.

Chondroitin Sulfate to make skin more resilient and keep joint cartilage stronger.

Antioxidants are another important role in maintaining optimal health. These are molecules that neutralize free radicals.

All of these ingredients are necessary to help replenish and hydrate your skin.  Remember, as we age, collagen and elastin degenerate. Muscles shrink and lose mass. The mineral content in bones decrease.