Beauty hacks with organic castor oil 💋

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Eyelash growth

So everyone’s saw the numerous eyelash serums you can find in stores and online but did any of you notice that most do contain castor oil ? This oil alone can help you regrow your eyelashes and make the ones you have thicker and stronger due to its nutrients, all you need to do is apply in the evening after removing make-up. You need need a lot just make sure you get your lash line coated too. Some people swear they find results happening in the first week or so. I have not tried castor on my lashes but pretty soon will be, blogging the results as of now you reading this I might already have done so, you can type “eyelashes” into my search bar to find it or to find other info on lash care 😀

A friend a few years ago suggested castor oil to me for my lash care routine she absolutely swore about it, her lashes were so thick and strong. They were amazing lashes ! So it must be true 💖

Hair quality and growth

Boosts hair growth

Thickens hair

Controls dandruff

Repairs split ends

Controls hair loss

Castor oil contains natural compounds that promote hair growth. A large percentage of castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid, one of the essential amino acids required by the human body. It’s an Omega-9 fatty acid that can penetrate into the pores of the skin and the hair follicles. It provides nourishment, enabling the hair follicles to restore growth to a normal level.

Castor oil will also return the scalp to the optimum pH level, cure acne and dandruff. It will keep the organism population under control, which is what causes acne outbreaks and fungal growths such as dandruff. Overall, it’s an all-purpose hair and scalp restorative. From http://www.goodhealthacademy.com

To make your own castor oil hair potion mix a few drops of castor with a few drops of  Coconut Oil, you can add an essential oil in like lavender or tea tree this us just to mask the smell of the castor, massage it well into your scalp and through your long hair if need be. Keep on for about 30 min to an hour then wash off. Using castor on hair it takes a few weeks for growth to show but the condition will change almost right away.

When I personally used castor on my hair ( and it was just small amount ) my hair was so soft and shiny and felt stronger. If you want more beauty tips and tricks on hair growth and to see result pictures of my experiments just type in “hair” into the search bar at the top right of the sidebar 😉

Larger eyebrows

If you have over waxed/removed your brow hair and would like some regrowth in that area rub some castor on your brows before bed each night, in just 3 weeks you will have larger eyebrows !

Dry skin anywhere on the body

Dry elbows ? Or knees? Or any were else for that matter could use some moisturiser!  Mix some castor with coconut oil and apply to dry areas ( including face ) leave for 20 to 30 mind then wash off, repeat for as long as and your skin will thank you for it ! 💗🔥

Healthy nails

Massage into your nails to help your nails grow faster and have a healthier shine, also good for dry hands 👋

Treats ringworm

Castor oil contains a compound called undecylenic acid, which is a very effective treatment for the fungal skin infection, ringworm. For best results, apply and leave on overnight.

Stretch marks

Stretch marks during and after pregnancy can be treated with castor oil, if you have tried this with good results please let us know in the comment section !

Acne

Acne can be treated using castor oil on your face or body before bed each night, put it on a thin layer and massage in. Leave on for an hour or so then wash off. Repeat each night if need be (do not use any other facial creams or remedies during this time) There’s a lot of rave reviews online of people using castor oil for acne just search ” castor oil for acne” into Google 😉

Castor oil aids in dissolving and removing the bacteria, dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells that are clogging the pores. Plus, thanks to its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, castor oil can help to prevent breakouts. Along with that, the essential fatty acids and undercylenic acid found in castor oil can disinfect skin and destroy bacteria that cause acne. Last but not least, this oil is also enriched with vitamin E, antioxidants, and other vitamins & minerals, which promote skin health. From http://www.beautytalk.com

One of the most effective methods of clearing acne with castor oil is to steam your face first to open those pores to allow the oil to deeply cleanse your face, apply after steaming straight away and leave for 1 or 2 hours, apparently it takes 6 weeks to completely clear everything😀

If you want a super strong acne killer recipe then just add in Organic Coconut Oil with castor which will make your skin so soft, reduce inflammation and kill bacteria !

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The amazing uses of Organic Coconut Oil

At the moment there is a massive trend in the hair and beauty world for coconut oil based products. Especially shampoos and conditioners! But what about just plain old organic coconut oil ? What can that do on its own ? Well there are a lot of amazing uses and I’m going to delve into a few in my blog post today. As it’s just been new year I bet there are ladies out there who want some natural health and beauty tips to help kick off the first half of 2018 😉

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Natrual Bug, Flea and Insect Repellent for humans and animals 

Use coconut oil mixed in with tea tree oil, lavender oil or peppermint oil and apply all over your body if your in a location that has bugs, flies, bees or insects of any kind and this should act as a pretty good repellent. You can also add all oils in together to create a more powerful reppelent. Some people add lemon or lemongrass to the body repellent but you should avoid doing that if your going out in the sun as the lemon could burn and damage your skin 👈

For dogs and cats you can create a spray using a bottle at one cup of water, 1 cup of coconut oil with added lavender oil or lemongrass oil. Spray and comb throw coat. This will help combat lice and fleas in animals and also repel any insects or bugs. You can use tea tree for this also.

Cat and dogs coats

Apply coconut oil to your animals coat after rubbing it I’m your hands to heat or you can heat slightly in a container over the cooker but just slightly ! Brush it through and leave on for 1 hour and then wash off, once dry their coats should improve in quality and shine, can improve hair loss in animals and is very effective in combating fleas 😉 So looks like you and your pet can have coconut oiling pamper nights !!!

Hair Regrowth and beautiful shine 

The natural antioxidants and nutrients (vitamin E, vitamin K and iron) found in coconut oil boosts hair growth and regrowth. Apply coconut oil to dry hair and scalp, massage in and leave in for about an hour. This will improve your hair growth, reduce dandruff and make your hair stronger. If you have hair loss concentrate on applying to those areas ☺ also you may want to mix coconut oil with organic castor oil and leave in overnight with cling film covering your head. That would be very affective for your hair loss. If your suffering from hair loss or not a lot of growth please subscribe to my blog as I will be writing a lot about hair growth and beauty secrets 💖 Once washing your hair I would recommend you use coconut faith in nature shampoo and conditioner 😉 

Baking and cooking

Use coconut oil to grease pans and trays ! You can use coconut oil as a replacement for butter just add coconut oil were it says on the recipe instead of butter ! You can butter your toast with coconut oil and also use it on baked potatoes yummy 😀 and so much more healthier for you.

Massage oil

Use coconut oil as a massage oil, it will leave your skin in great condition. You can also use it as lubricant 💖🔥😃

Consuming a tablespoon of coconut oil a day benefits 

– Coconut oil is easy to digest and contains compounds that destroy bad bacteria, promote growth of probiotics and helps heal leaky gut. Coconut oil promotes the growth of healthy probiotics in the digestive tract.  The antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties help to control parasites, and fungi, while aiding in the efficient absorption of essential nutrients.

According to numerous studies a tablespoon of coconut oil a day can help you lose weight 😁  So if your working hard at the gym or on a diet this trick is for you 😉

 Ezcema and Psoriasis Cure Treatment 

Coconut oil can be used as cream to naturally heal dry and flaking skin for those with eczema and psoriasis.

Inflammation

  Coconut oil supports both a healthy liver, and kidneys. According to researchers, virgin coconut oil, prepared without chemical or high-heat treatment exhibits an inhibitory effect on chronic inflammation. As inflammation is one of the leading causes of many chronic diseases, this study supports regular consumption of virgin coconut oil to help fight inflajmmation.

Fibromyalgia

Consuming 2 tablespoons of pure coconut oil a day for a few months reduces symptoms of fibro. Energy from the oil goes straight to the liver and gives an energy boost. A compound in the oil can also reduce pain and inflammation which is fantastic for fibromyalgia. I have read glowing reports of improvements from people who have used this method for fibromyalgia although it’s not a miracle cure an improvement is an improvement and it’s worth a try 😉 Having fibromyalgia makes people more susceptible to other conditions so anything that boosts the immune system is a bonus 💖

Hepatitis

OK so I heard that coconut oil could kill Hepatitis viruses in your body but I was really not so sure about that, maybe it could combat the symptoms but certainly not kill it ? If so everyone with this could be cured. So I did a little digging about and this is what I found :

The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. It detoxifies, builds proteins and fats, secretes hormones, stores vitamins and minerals, produces bile necessary for digestion, and a hundred or so other functions vital for maintaining proper health. Both Hepatitis C and cirrhosis can be fatal. Researchers have been finding coconut oil to be of great benefit to liver health. The medium chain fatty acids in Virgin Coconut Oil go straight to the liver from the digestive tract. The anti-microbial fatty acids can then clean the liver of harmful micro-organisms as well as protect it from free-radical reactions. Research has shown that in the laboratory, medium chain fatty acids are effective against Hepatitis C infections. Virgin Coconut Oil will also help with cirrhosis. A few studies have shown both natural palm and coconut oils to be effective in preventing alcohol-induced cirrhosis and, as stated by one researcher “reverse alcohol related liver injury – from http://www.yesgethealthy.com

Cancers

Children and adults with cancer should commit to taking 2 spoonfulls a day of Virgin coconut oil as having cancer makes you suspectible to secondary illness, this will massively improve and build the immune system up. Making recover faster. Also there are the many beauty benefits such as hair growth and better skin to acompany the immune support. A recent study which has found an active, anti-cancer component in coconut oil. In fact, this component makes up 50 percent of this amazing oil. What is this amazing cancer killing compound? Lauric acid. In one study, published in the journal Cancer Research and conducted at the University of Adelaide, it was discovered that lauric acid killed more than 90 percent of the colon cancer cells after just two days of treatment. This study was conducted in vitro, but researchers reached the conclusion that lauric acid could also induce cancer cell death in clinical studies as well.

So that’s pretty amazing right ? Your health and beauty regime just got a new friend > Mr Coconut 😂

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Structure hair oil review + results pics !

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Glitzwood was sent a hair product to try out ! smooths hock by structure hair. Didn’t really know what to expect because I’m totally new to the brand and I have been through a lot of hair products with having such long curly hair 😁

Smoothshoock is different to other hair oils I have tried because although it’s considered a nourishing oil product it comes along as foam which in my opinion is easily applied.

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As you can see from the picture above the results are fantastic, smoothshock really is a hair product that lives up to what it says it does 😁 I was so impressed with the shine and softness of my hair after using this foam. There was also a wonderful effect of no frizz after I blow dried my hair. If you use smoothshock when your hair is damp before you blow dry you will feel a different in texture and your hair will be straighter, non frizzy and soft !

To get the look I had in the pictures I did use straightners after the blow dry but I had used smoothshock three times prior to this without using straightners and my hair was still more straight than usual. So it’s up to you how you would style your hair using this product, I know it’s called smoothshock food a reason but the fabulous effects can be used along with curling your hair or whatever you desired 😉

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This product works 100 percent, as you can see the pictures don’t lie ☺

The only bone I need to pick with this product is that it didn’t specify how long you were to wait after applying the foam, I found that letting my damp hair sit for 5 minutes or so gave the best results !

* This produced was gifted to glitz wood for a review

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Rainbow room international Dyson launch night

Rainbow room international is the only salon in Scotland to be selected to work with the new revolutionary Dyson hairdryer, each of their twelve salons have been kitted out with a Dyson supersonic at each Stylist station.

The award winning rainbow room team held an exclusive event in the Glasgow city center academy salon. Inviting local fashion and beauty bloggers/press to enjoy a Dyson experience on the house.

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It was a fabulous evening with fizz and cupcakes, I really loved my cute Dyson cupcake! so cute 🌟💕 I was taken over to the sink straight away and received a lovely head massage. We got started right away, prior to this night I’d never even saw a Dyson hairdryer.

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So I had a blow dry done with the Dyson supersonic no cuts or color ! Afterwards my color looks different but it was just the way the Stylist curled it when she was finalist. My Stylist was so nice to talk to, she explained how to Dyson hairdryer worked and all the benefits etc.

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The Dyson was so silent we could overhear everyone’s conversations in the salon 😯😉 Also it didn’t seem to get too hot, sometimes when I visit a hairdresser I find it to warm so this was definitely a bonus.

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The rainbow room were so welcoming and all of us bloggers had a really good night, my stylist was a super hairdresser and so friendly! The salon is very pretty inside and the dyson hairdryers look great and modern.

Above pictures: me posing and then at the right me holding the Dyson supersonic, was just curious as to how it felt to hold. It does feel so different to the usual hairdryers 😕 so I think it would take a while to get to grips with it.

The big picture above I toke before I went along and the three bottom ones are after I came home! See the colour and quality of the shine. Beforehand my hair looked dark dull and lifeless 😢

Overall I was so elated with the results from the Dyson hairdryer and my experience at the salon 😁 The Dyson hairdryer is defiantly the future 🌟

* I received a complimentary experience at the salon in order to give my honest opinion on the Dyson hairdryer

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