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    Top 10 Rosehip oil benefits and uses for skin and hair

    Rosehip oil is a truly remarkable natural product with amazing skin rejuvenating and hair conditioning properties. It has been used for generations by the Andean Indians of Chile who recognized years ago that Rosehip oil had exceptional healing skin care and hair care benefits. It’s brimming with natural nutrients and vitamins and can be used both externally and taken internally.

    So, if you’re fed up with paying over the odds for skin and hair care products, try Rosehip oil as a natural alternative. It has thousands of uses and is currently one of the most highly recommended organic products available for beauty and health. Today let’s look at 10 Rosehip oil benefits and uses for skin an hair:

    1. Dry hair
    Make bad hair days a thing of the past by simply warming up some Rosehip oil in a bowl (it shouldn’t be too hot, it should be slightly warm and comfortable to touch), then massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave for about an hour and then wash thoroughly; you’ll be left with soft, revitalized hair.

    2. Nourishing oil for dry skin
    Rosehip oil is great for the skin too, it’s rich in the essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid (or omega-6), as well as linolenic acid (or omega-3). The oil also is widely used in various skin care products and is very efficient in fighting signs of aging, as well as diminish photo-aging. Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr loves using it. Apply Rosehip oil to dry and cracked skin to nourish and rehydrate it. It’s especially effective on dry, elbows, knees cracked lips and heels.

    3. Dull hair
    If you want to reinvigorate your hair and put the shine back into your locks, then Rosehip oil is just the ticket. Massage in slightly warmed up Rosehip oil before you wash your hair and it will bring back the shine to permed, colored or dull hair. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins and this makes it ideal for adding bounce and silkiness back into limp, lifeless hair.

    4. Moisturizer
    Rosehip oil has a high content of essential fatty acids and is a perfect skin hydration tool. Spray a little Rosehip oil mixed with water on your skin to rehydrate and lock in the moisture. This beauty trick is especially good for summertime!

    5. Scar treatment
    Use pure Rosehip oil on stretch marks, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, burns and scars; its astringent and skin nourishing properties will help to speed up the healing process, as well as hydrate and moisturize the area.

    6. Dandruff
    Rosehip oil is proven to help with dandruff and other similar scalp conditions. Simply massage pure Rosehip oil into the scalp, leave it on for 30 minutes, then shampoo and see the difference it makes.
    7. Sunburn
    Apply Rosehip oil to sunburn and feel the soothing effect immediately. The oil will also gently aid the healing process and reduce the inflammation.

    8. Nourish brittle nails
    Rosehip oil can nourish and hydrate your brittle nails, making them stronger and healthier. Just massage your nails every evening during one week with Rosehip oil before going to sleep and see the wonderful difference it makes!

    9. Premature aging
    The signs of premature aging and skin pigmentation problems also react well to Rosehip oil. Just put a few drops of the oil on some cotton wool and dab the affected areas several times a day.

    10. Make your skin glow
    Rosehip oil gives beautiful and natural glow to the skin when used regularly; not only this oil helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and even up your skin tone, but also Rosehip oil gives your skin beautiful and healthy glow! Try it, you’ll love it’s beautiful effects!

    If you find that Rosehip oil is too heavy for your skin, try adding only one or two drops of it to your usual skin moisturizer.
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    Health Benefits of Lime Essential Oil

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    The health benefits of Lime Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative and tonic substance.

    The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. The scientific name of lime is Citrus Aurantifolia. The essential oil of lime is composed of compounds like Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Cineole, Linalool, Borneol, Citral, Neral Acetate and Geranyl Acetate. They are very well known across the world and are extensively used in pickles, jams, marmalades, sauces, squash, sorbets, desserts, beverages, cosmetics and a number of other industrial products.
    Limes, like lemons, are full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients, as is its essential oil. Let’s explore the more specific health benefits that lime essential oil can provide for us.
    Health Benefits of Lime Essential Oil

    Antiseptic: Lime essential oil can cure infections, protect against their development, and also contains antiseptic properties. More specifically, it can prevent tetanus if you are wounded by something made of iron. When externally applied, lime oil can cure infections on the skin and in wounds. When consumed, it effectively helps to cure infections of the throat, mouth, colon, stomach, intestines and urinary system. It is miraculously effective in curing sores, gangrene, psoriasis, ulcers, rashes, carbuncles and other similar problems. It can even cure viral infections of the respiratory system, thus benefiting in the treatment of bronchitis. It is effective in fighting other viral infections such as flu, mumps, coughs, colds, and measles.

    Antiviral: This essential oil helps to fight and protect against viral infections which may cause the common cold, mumps, measles, pox and other similar diseases.
    Astringent: Being an astringent, lime essential oil helps to cure toothaches, strengthen the grip of gums on the teeth and protect them from falling out. It also tightens loose muscles and gives a feeling of firmness, fitness and youth. This property can also be used to cure diarrhea. The final important benefit of astringents are their ability to stop hemorrhaging by contracting blood vessels.
    Aperitif: The very smell of lime oil makes the mouth water. In small doses, it serves as an appetizer or an aperitif. It also activates the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach before you even starts eating and increases your hunger and appetite.
    Bactericidal: Lime essential oil is a good bactericide. It can be used in the treatment of food poisoning, diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera, all of which are caused by bacteria. Furthermore, it can cure internal bacterial infections like those in the colon, stomach, intestines and urinary tract as well as external infections on the skin, ears, eyes, and in wounds.
    Disinfectant: Lime oil is also known for its disinfectant properties. Added to food, it protects them from getting spoiled through infection by microbes. When consumed, it can cure microbial infection in the colon, urinary tract, kidneys, and genitals. When applied externally, it protects the skin and wounds from infections and helps them to heal quickly. It can also be used in a diluted state for applying on the scalp. This will protect hair from various infections like lice, and also strengthen it so it won’t fall out prematurely.
    Febrifuge: Fever is just a symptom that shows the immune system of our body is fighting against infections or various unwanted substances. Thus, fever almost always accompanies infections, such as colds, viral infections, bacterial infections and infections on wounds, liver malfunctions, pox, boils, allergies and arthritis. Lime essential oil, since it is an antiallergenic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrisant, fungicidal and antiseptic substance, can help cure the cause of fever and eventually reduce the fever, thereby acting as a febrifuge.

    Haemostatic: An agent that can stop bleeding, either by promoting the coagulation of blood or by means of contracting the blood vessels, is considered a hemostatic. Lime oil is a hemostatic, by virtue of its astringent properties, which help to reduce hemorrhaging by contracting the blood vessels.
    Restorative: This oil serves as a restorative by restoring health and strength to organ systems throughout the body. This is quite similar to the effect of a tonic, and is very good for those who are recovering after extended bouts of illness or injury.
    Tonic: Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues and skin as well as the various systems that function in the body, including the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and excretory systems. This tonic effect helps retain youth for a long time and prevents the appearance of aging symptoms like hair loss, wrinkles, age spots, and muscle weakness.
    Other Benefits
    Apart from having the medicinal properties discussed above, it is an antidepressant and antiarthritic substance. It can reduce pain in the muscles and joints and is a very good antioxidant.
    A Few Words of Caution
    In very rare cases, this oil can cause photosensitivity if exposed to strong sun directly after application.
    Blending
    Lime essential oil blends well with the essential oils of Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli and Ylang-Ylang oils.

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    argan oil is super for removing makeup. A few drops and tissue it off. don't rinse and just use what's left on your face as a light night treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    Health Benefits of Lime Essential Oil

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    The health benefits of Lime Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative and tonic substance.

    The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. The scientific name of lime is Citrus Aurantifolia. The essential oil of lime is composed of compounds like Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Cineole, Linalool, Borneol, Citral, Neral Acetate and Geranyl Acetate. They are very well known across the world and are extensively used in pickles, jams, marmalades, sauces, squash, sorbets, desserts, beverages, cosmetics and a number of other industrial products.
    Limes, like lemons, are full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients, as is its essential oil. Let’s explore the more specific health benefits that lime essential oil can provide for us.
    Health Benefits of Lime Essential Oil

    Antiseptic: Lime essential oil can cure infections, protect against their development, and also contains antiseptic properties. More specifically, it can prevent tetanus if you are wounded by something made of iron. When externally applied, lime oil can cure infections on the skin and in wounds. When consumed, it effectively helps to cure infections of the throat, mouth, colon, stomach, intestines and urinary system. It is miraculously effective in curing sores, gangrene, psoriasis, ulcers, rashes, carbuncles and other similar problems. It can even cure viral infections of the respiratory system, thus benefiting in the treatment of bronchitis. It is effective in fighting other viral infections such as flu, mumps, coughs, colds, and measles.

    Antiviral: This essential oil helps to fight and protect against viral infections which may cause the common cold, mumps, measles, pox and other similar diseases.
    Astringent: Being an astringent, lime essential oil helps to cure toothaches, strengthen the grip of gums on the teeth and protect them from falling out. It also tightens loose muscles and gives a feeling of firmness, fitness and youth. This property can also be used to cure diarrhea. The final important benefit of astringents are their ability to stop hemorrhaging by contracting blood vessels.
    Aperitif: The very smell of lime oil makes the mouth water. In small doses, it serves as an appetizer or an aperitif. It also activates the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach before you even starts eating and increases your hunger and appetite.
    Bactericidal: Lime essential oil is a good bactericide. It can be used in the treatment of food poisoning, diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera, all of which are caused by bacteria. Furthermore, it can cure internal bacterial infections like those in the colon, stomach, intestines and urinary tract as well as external infections on the skin, ears, eyes, and in wounds.
    Disinfectant: Lime oil is also known for its disinfectant properties. Added to food, it protects them from getting spoiled through infection by microbes. When consumed, it can cure microbial infection in the colon, urinary tract, kidneys, and genitals. When applied externally, it protects the skin and wounds from infections and helps them to heal quickly. It can also be used in a diluted state for applying on the scalp. This will protect hair from various infections like lice, and also strengthen it so it won’t fall out prematurely.
    Febrifuge: Fever is just a symptom that shows the immune system of our body is fighting against infections or various unwanted substances. Thus, fever almost always accompanies infections, such as colds, viral infections, bacterial infections and infections on wounds, liver malfunctions, pox, boils, allergies and arthritis. Lime essential oil, since it is an antiallergenic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrisant, fungicidal and antiseptic substance, can help cure the cause of fever and eventually reduce the fever, thereby acting as a febrifuge.

    Haemostatic: An agent that can stop bleeding, either by promoting the coagulation of blood or by means of contracting the blood vessels, is considered a hemostatic. Lime oil is a hemostatic, by virtue of its astringent properties, which help to reduce hemorrhaging by contracting the blood vessels.
    Restorative: This oil serves as a restorative by restoring health and strength to organ systems throughout the body. This is quite similar to the effect of a tonic, and is very good for those who are recovering after extended bouts of illness or injury.
    Tonic: Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues and skin as well as the various systems that function in the body, including the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and excretory systems. This tonic effect helps retain youth for a long time and prevents the appearance of aging symptoms like hair loss, wrinkles, age spots, and muscle weakness.
    Other Benefits
    Apart from having the medicinal properties discussed above, it is an antidepressant and antiarthritic substance. It can reduce pain in the muscles and joints and is a very good antioxidant.
    A Few Words of Caution
    In very rare cases, this oil can cause photosensitivity if exposed to strong sun directly after application.
    Blending
    Lime essential oil blends well with the essential oils of Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli and Ylang-Ylang oils.
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    Five essential oils you should not be without.

    http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/ga...e-without.aspx?

    Essential Oils (oils extracted aromatic plants) have long played an important role in history, medicine and religion. Oils have been used in religious ceremonies, cosmetics, funeral rites and perfume. The Ancient Egyptians are often credited with being the first to use essential oils. One of the oldest documents – dating back to 1553 BC – called the Ebers Papyrus details how to use frankincense for a variety of ailments. When Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in 1922, archeologist Howard Carter found 35 alabaster jars that were used to hold oils. Chinese aromatherapists believed that extracting a plant’s fragrance was a way to free its soul. The Ancient Greek Hippocrates used the aromatherapy of several essential oils to fumigate Athens and fight off the plague epidemic. Today, scientists, physicians and researchers are beginning to return to the use of essential oils as a way to naturally and holistically heal our bodies.


    There are no medicines out there capable of breaking the blood/brain barrier, but essential oils can. There are no medicines out there that can infiltrate a cell to cure a virus, but essential oils can. Always check with a physician before using essential oils, which are generally not recommended to be taken internally. Pregnant and nursing women and children under six should also avoid essential oils.
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    Oils are natural anti-depressants, antibacterial fighters, and immune strengtheners. Read on to discover how you can use essential oils to enhance your life now.
    Lavender
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    Lavender is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant oil that has a multitude of functions. Add a few drops to a carrier oil such as sunflower oil and spritz it on you your body to repel mosquitoes. Place dried lavender sachets in your closets and drawers to ward off moths. Add 5 drops to a humidifier to relieve a stuffy nose. Place a few drops on your pillow to combat insomnia. Add a few drops of lavender oil to your favorite facial moisturizer and see your skin naturally restored. Add a few drops of lavender oil to a bottle of witch hazel and use to combat acne. Make some lavender tea and use the water as a dandruff rinse. Lavender and peppermint oil mixed with a carrier oil such as Jojoba will cure headaches when rubbed on the temples. Simmer dried lavender with citrus peels in a pot of water to serve as a natural air freshener. Add baking soda, lavender, water, and rubbing alcohol to a spray bottle to make your own natural antiseptic cleaner. Inhale lavender periodically to fight feelings of sadness.

    Frankincense
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    Frankincense is a holy oil; it’s one of the gifts presented to Christ by the three wise men. It’s used during many religious ceremonies for spiritual protection. Frankincense has been grown and hulled in Omar since 7,000 B.C. When the farmers collect Frankincense, they make a cut in the bark and let the sap ooze out releasing any impurities and negative energy. They wait a few weeks and then return to collect the now cleansed sap. The immunologist Mahmoud Suhail is studying frankincense as a possible cure for cancer after scientists observed that some agent within frankincense stops cancer from spreading.

    On a practical note, frankincense can be added to your lotion or soap to prevent acne. It will help heal and calm burns, rashes, cuts and scrapes. Frankincense makes a great massage oil because not only will it purify your skin but it will put up a protective barrier in your aura to prevent other people’s negativity from effecting you.


    You can also mix it with coconut oil and rub into your children’s feet to increase their immune system and help them sleep through the night. Know to reduce anxiety, rub a few drops behind your ears and on wrists to ease stress. You can also diffuse in your room to uplift your mood. Add a few drops to a handkerchief and inhale to relieve nasal congestion. Frankincense is also known to help with asthma and allergies.
    Add 8 – 10 drops of Frankincense to your bath and soak for at least 20 minutes to relieve menstrual pain. Because of its ant-inflammatory properties, Frankincense can also help with Crohn’s disease and arthritis. As always, check with your doctor first. People using blood thinners such as Plavix should not use Frankincense. Do not use while pregnant or nursing.

    Read more at 5 Essential Oils You Shouldnt Be Without By Samantha Fey - Beliefnet
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    If life gives you lemons, inhale the scent and you’ll feel more joyful instantly. This happy essential oil has a myriad of uses to enhance your home, body and mood. It’s great at removing sticky, gooey messes. If you hate eliminating price tags, add a drop of lemon oil and see it easily slide off. Add a few drops off essential lemon oil to your water to purify it. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your cutting board to erase harsh odors and cleanse bacteria residue. Lemon essential oil is a natural mood enhancer. Place a few drops in a diffuser and inhale to feel happier and more joyful. Inhaling the scent of lemon also curves the desire for sweets.
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    Add a few drops to your skin moisturize to brighten your skin tone. Add a few drops to your shampoo to clarify hair and make it appear shinier. Add a few drops to a teaspoon of honey to cure bad breath. To help alleviate flu symptoms, add a few drops of lemon essential oil and honey to a mug of warm water. Place a few drops into unrefined coconut oil to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.


    Peppermint
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    Throughout history, peppermint has been used to cure bad breath, soothe tummy troubles, relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn and indigestion. Emotionally, Peppermint can help soften anger, ease depression and eliminate fatigue. Add a few drops to your coffee or tea to alleviate indigestion. Apply a few drops to the back of neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep your energy up. Rub a drop or two on your temples, forehead and over sinuses (carefully avoiding contact with eyes) to alleviate sinus pressure and headaches. Diffuse to reduce appetite. Add to a carrier oil such a Jojoba and rub into an upset stomach. Rub a few drops to the bottoms of your feet to reduce a fever. Apply topically to eliminate itching from bug bites. Inhale before and after workouts to boost your mood and reduce fatigue. Diffuse in a room to enhance focus and concentration while studying. To deter rodents, ants and cockroaches, place a few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place on their path or entry area. Add 4 – 5 drops to a bottle of water and spray on plants to kill aphids. You can also add a few drops of peppermint oil to a bottle of water and mist to reduce hot flashes.


    Oregano
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    Oregano is the essential oil to turn to for immune support. Obviously well known for its culinary abilities, oregano also works wonders to help us stay and feel healthy. Oregano oil must always be diluted in a carrier oil such as olive or almond oil. Oregano oil is highly concentrated so one drop goes a long way. For foot fungus, dilute one teaspoon of oregano essential oil in 2 teaspoons of olive oil and apply to the infected area three times a day. It’s a great disinfectant. Add a few drops to a bottle of water and spray countertops to eliminate bacteria and odors.Oregano essential oil is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparistic oil that can reduce pain and inflammation while warding off infections. Add a drop or two to a glass of milk to reduce digestive issues. Add 3 drops to a glass of juice and drink three to five a day to reduce sinus congestion. Add 3 drops of oregano to a glass of orange juice to ward off sore throat pain. Repeat until symptoms are gone.

    Again, pregnant and nursing women and children under six should not ingest these oils. Emotionally, oregano makes one feel less fearful. It induces feelings of calm and promotes inner serenity.

    Read more at 5 Essential Oils You Shouldnt Be Without By Samantha Fey - Beliefnet - Page 2

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    I've used peppermint oil to keep me awake when driving. It works.

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    top 10 oils to always have at home.

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    Hinoki oil is good in the sauna. (maybe even better is Hiba cypress essential oil, if you can find it, but it's very expensive)
    Hinoki is very similar to the smell of old cedarwood chests or freshly sharpened pencils (which are actually a form of Juniper, not true cedar species).
    But Hinoki has more of a lemony citrus and ginger smell to it. It's the type of astringent smell that would make a very good soap, when you feel like wanting to be clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazenatsu View Post
    Hinoki oil is good in the sauna. (maybe even better is Hiba cypress essential oil, if you can find it, but it's very expensive)
    Hinoki is very similar to the smell of old cedarwood chests or freshly sharpened pencils (which are actually a form of Juniper, not true cedar species).
    But Hinoki has more of a lemony citrus and ginger smell to it. It's the type of astringent smell that would make a very good soap, when you feel like wanting to be clean.
    Been using malaluca oil for a while now. Never heard of the ones you mentioned. I know you are going to be a good poster if you stick around @kazenatsu.
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