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Natural Skin Care – Coconut Oil as Replacement for Beauty and Skin Care Products

Coconut Oil Instead Of Many Beauty And Skin Care Products!

Once you realize that majority of beauty and cosmetic lines contain extremely toxic and cancerogenic substances, you may find yourself lost in deciphering the ingredient lists and trying to figure out which products are safe.

How about throwing away your dangerous and expensive creams and products and go get some virgin coconut oil?

Oh Lou Lou! Natural Skin CareUsing some high quality virgin coconut oil as base/carrier and adding some essential oils and couple of other ingredients you can literary replace majority of skin care products. Plus it will save you lots of money!

When applied topically, coconut oil will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by keeping your connective tissues strong and flexible. It will also help with exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells. As a result, your skin will look fresh, younger and smoother.

Contrary to many claims that you can see lately on social networks, VIRGIN coconut oil is non-comedogenic (it does not clog pores)!

In fact, when used in its purest form it works wonders for any type of skin including acneic! This is because Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. For example, Candida, Staphylococcus aureus, and other pathogens, fungi, bacteria and viruses are destroyed by coconut oil.

DIY recipes on how to use coconut oil as base ingredient for different beauty and skin care products are posted daily all over the web.

Also, the entire concept of many handmade organic small-batch skincare start-ups including ours http://ohloulou.com is based on using mostly VIRGIN coconut oil as a base for its products.

If you don’t have the time or desire to learn about it and make it, we can gladly make it for you – see our range of purest possible organic skincare products Oh Lou Lou!

Coconut oil can be used in hundreds different ways, here are some of them

  • Make-up remover. Apply some coconut oil with a cotton ball and clean your make-up just as you would use a regular make-up remover. Wash off with some warm water and pat dry.
  • Facial cleanser. Massage some coconut oil onto face and neck. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
  • Shaving lotion. Massage some coconut oil on area to be shaved, and shave as usual. Coconut oil is a good antiseptic due to lauric acid and helps with shaving cuts.
  • Face and body moisturizer. Mix some coconut oil and essential oil hydrolat (the water collected when plants are steam-distilled to gather essential oils).
  • Deodorant. Apply some coconut oil directly onto your armpits. I mix coconut oil with a small amount of baking soda and it works perfectly.
  • Facial/Body Scrub. Mix coconut oil with baking soda, or oatmeal with a dash of cinnamon, for a gentle facial scrub. Add organic cane sugar for a good body scrub.
  • Insect repellent. Mix coconut oil with essential oils known as insect repellent: peppermint, citronella (Java), rosemary, tea tree oil, geraniol, catnip oil etc.
  • Natural Sunscreen.  You can find here a Quick Recipe for Natural Sunscreen 
  • Facial Cream. Ladies,  instead of throwing tons of money on big brands you can try this 5 min. DYI Anti-age Facial Cream

Just make sure to look for organic, cold pressed, unrefined, virgin Coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is indeed comedogenic (pore clogging) and we don’t recommend it for skincare products.

For true lovers of DIY you can find a bunch of more sophisticated recipes like for example  Top 15 Coconut Oil Skin Recipes 

Check out a great free resource on the benefits of coconut oil Coconut Oil Ultimate Guide 

Remember – what you can’t eat you can’t put on your skin!

Food On, Beauty Out 🙂

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Healthy Hot Chocolate – Warm, Sweet and Nourishing

Healthy Hot Chocolate - Warm, Sweet and Nourishing Healthy Hot Chocolate

Craving for something warm, sweet and nourishing?

There is no doubt that pure raw cocoa is super healthy. Cocoa contains beta-carotene, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, chromium and in particular magnesium and many consider it  a super- food.

Hot Chocolate has ever since been one of the favorite drinks. Unfortunately, the pre-made chocolate drinks you can buy in supermarkets are packed with sugar and contain super unhealthy homogenized/ pasteurized milk along with quite a few dangerous additives. Read more about Homogenized Milk Dangers.

And I know well how hard it is to say NO when your little one takes and says: – Mom, can I have one, please?

Plus I often crave one too 🙂

Well here is a healthy alternative, takes 5 minutes to make it and both you and your kids will love it!

IngredientsHealthy Hot Chocolate - Warm, Sweet and Nourishing

  • 1 ½ cup of organic non-homogenized cow’s or goat’s milk, preferably raw (if raw option is not available then you can use slightly pasteurized). Unsweetened coconut or almond milk is also an option.
  • 1 tablespoon or raw cocoa or chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean or cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pure raw honey or pure stevia

Instructions

  1. Warm up a little coconut oil and cocoa/chocolate (make sure not to overheat it)
  2. Add slowly milk, vanilla/cinnamon, salt
  3. Optionally use the mixer or blender to homogenize the mixture
  4. Add honey or stevia

 

Mmmm – enjoy.Healthy Hot Chocolate - Warm, Sweet and Nourishing

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant

All-Natural EASY DIY Deodorant That Really Works

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant

Commercially available deodorants are packed with dangerous toxins, cancerogenic substances and endocrine disruptors.

Unfortunately, even hen the label says ALL NATURAL and/or ORGANIC, the product may still contain some controversial ingredients.

The rule is – if you can’t pronounce even one of the ingredients it is most likely unsafe to use it!

Also note that antiperspirants likely contain aluminum, and that aluminum may be absorbed and deposited into your breast tissue and significantly increase your risk of breast cancer!

Fortunately there are safer alternatives, simple and easy to make at home, that really work and do not cost a fortune.

My favorite is to mix some coconut oil with a small amount of baking soda (make sure you use pure sodium bicarbonate!) and add the few drops of essential oils.

If you are really not into making it yourself you can order it here CREAM DEODORANT 100% PURE & TOXIN FREE

Preparation Time

  • 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant  2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of sodium bicarbonate.
  • Optional – add few drops of your favorite essential oils. Tea tree or lavender or patchouli are some good options.
  • Optional (in case you don’t want to use sodium bicarbonate) 2-4 teaspoons of arrowroot powder.

Steps

  1. Mix vigorously in a glass recipient all of the ingredients. If you have a sensitive skin, note that sodium bicarbonate may cause irritations so skip or use a smaller amount of sodium bicarbonate and use more of the arrow root powder.
  2. (Optional) add few drops of your favorite essential oils. I normally add a drop of tea tree oil (anti-bacterial, anti-viral) and a drop of lavender or patchouli essential oil for scent.
  3. Pour it in a glass container with a lid and store at the room temperature (or put it in the fridge if it is too warm).  Both coconut oil and sodium bicarbonate have long shelf time – just make sure you don’t touch the preparation with wet fingers.
  4. To apply: rub a TINY amount in using your fingertips. Allow your skin couple of minutes to absorb in order to avoid the oil stains on your clothes. If it does not work the very first day, be patient – your skin sometimes needs up to a week to adapt.

Caution

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant  Remember to avoid citrus essential oils during the  summer months as they may cause the dark spots on your skin.

  1. Always use glass or stainless steel recipients and utensils when using the essential oils as they may interact with plastic and some metals.
  2. Some people have a reaction to baking soda e.g. slight rash.  In this case may want to exclude or lower the sodium bicarbonate and use the arrowroot powder instead.

Voilà – that’s really it.

Food On, Love In & Out 🙂