A vacation is always sudden, even when it’s been planned for months. Most of us usually start making emergency preparations, both in terms of our suitcases and our bodies. For such cases, Bright Side found 7 miraculous oils that will help keep your natural beauty and get you prepared for vacation.
Sesame oil for healthy teeth
Sesame oil contains numerous polyvitamin acids and elements. Rinse your mouth with this oil, and your teeth will become whiter, all the while improving regeneration of your gums, mouth cavity, and tongue. Just make sure you do it right.
Recipe for rinsing You will need: 1 tbsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 glass warm water What to do: Take the oil into your mouth, and rinse for 15-20 minutes as if sucking on a sweet. Spit out the oil. The oil should change the color of your teeth to white. If that didn’t occur, increase the time of rinsing. Rinse your mouth with a soda and water solution. Clean your teeth and tongue.
Hibiscus oil for hair growth
Hibiscus is just what thin hair needs. The vitamin C in its oil helps increase collagen in the hair, while amino acids nurture and strengthen the roots. Ground petals can wake up “sleeping” hair bulbs, making them grow again. Therefore, the stems of your hair become thicker, and your hairdo gains more volume.
Recipe for homemade shampoo Add 3 drops of hibiscus essential oil to 100 ml of your shampoo. Apply the shampoo to wet hair, and massage your head to get to the roots and skin. Leave the shampoo for 2-3 minutes. Wash with warm water, and repeat if needed. Use your hair conditioner after that. If you have fair hair, you should first consult your hairdresser because even hibiscus oil contains dyeing pigments.
Castor oil for thick eyebrows and lashes
The only drawback of castor oil is its smell. Otherwise, it’s all-around beneficial: the oil substances improve cell metabolism, while stearic and linoleic acids prevent moisture from evaporating and protect small hairs from shedding, dryness, and the effects of heat and sun.
The magic mascara You will need: A used mascara tube 3-5 ml castor oil What to do: Every other mascara contains silicone that melts in the heat. Wash the tube and the brush in hot water to rinse away the mascara residue. Fill the tube with castor oil, and store it in a warm but not hot place. Apply the mascara to your eyebrows and lashes before going to bed. You’ll see the first results in a week, and in two weeks your eyelashes will become significantly longer.
Flaxseed oil for detox
Flaxseed oil has been considered almost a panacea since time immemorial. A broad set of fatty acids, vitamins, and potassium make it a must-have item for anyone. It carefully detoxifies your body, restarting the metabolic processes after seven days of regular intake. To achieve better results, make it a part of your everyday diet.
How to drink this oil Take 1 tsp fasted in the morning with some cool water if needed. Have breakfast after half an hour. Repeat 30-40 minutes before dinner. Increase to 1 tbsp after a week if tolerated well.
Tea tree oil for acne
Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory, bactericide, fungicide, antiviral, and wound-healing properties. It’s commonly used to treat acne and as a care for oily or problem skin.
Making a mask for problem skin You will need: 2 tsp oatmeal 2 tsp cosmetic clay 20 ml kefir 2 drops tea tree oil What to do: Mix the oatmeal, clay, and kefir into a gruel. Add the oil, and mix thoroughly. Apply to your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash with cool water.
Olive oil for soft feet
Olive oil intake, thanks to its monosaturated fatty acids, benefits the liver and stomach. It also decreases cholesterol levels. From outside, this nutritious oil improves the condition of the skin, hair, and nails. It can be used both as a separate treatment and in combination with other beauty products.
Olive oil foot soak You will need: > 200 ml olive oil 5 drops lemon juice iodized alcohol What to do: Slightly heat the oil. Add lemon juice. Soak your feet in the oil, and hold them there for 10-15 minutes. Treat your feet with iodized alcohol, and apply nurturing cream. Put on cotton socks after the soak for a better effect.
Almond oil for nails and cuticles
Almond oil should be used daily to nurture and regenerate skin cells. It also has an antifungal effect.
Nail soak You will need: 250 ml warm water (45-50°C) 1 tbsp almond oil What to do: Add the oil to the water, and slowly soak your hands in it. Hold your hands there for 10 minutes, then dry with a paper towel. Repeat every evening. For a more nurturing effect, do a hand massage using curative oil (50 ml almond oil + 30 drops lavender essential oil + 15 drops lemon juice).
Note: For a steadier effect, use the oils for no less than a week. Apart from masks, you can add them to your daily creams, hair conditioners, and all kinds of sera. Some oils can be taken orally. Important: Before using any oil, read the package insert and consult your doctor.
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