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Benefits of Sesame For Your Skin

By | 2015-10-25T12:25:44+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Natural Beauty Treatments|

You will have learned all the wonderful health benefits of sesame seeds and how good sesame seed oil is to cook with, but have you considered how useful it is for your skin care?

Did you know that sesame seed oil is main ingredient in many skin care products? Because sesame seed oil is rich in antioxidants, it pulls toxins from your skin. I hear that sesame seed oil can even clear the skin of pimples, and fade dark spots.

Time to Add Sesame Seed Oil to Your Beauty Routine

How do Sesame Seeds Create Beautiful Skin: They are full of zinc, which is an essential mineral to produce collagen. Zinc is great for healing damaged tissues anywhere in the body. Also, sesame oil is known to prevent skin related disorders.

Cleans up the Skin:

Sesame seed oil contains antioxidants that help in detoxifying your skin. The oil attracts oil soluble toxins when applied to the skin.   A good mixture is to mix half a cup sesame seed oil with half a cup apple cider vinegar and a quarter cup water which can be washed away with hot water and soap. Apply every night after splashing your face with water.

For Glowing Skin:

Sesame seed oil helps to create glowing skin:

  • Keeps skin flexibility by keeping it soft and supple.
  • Heals mild cuts and scrapes.
  • Helps tighten the facial skin.
  • Pulls out toxins so less pimples.

Try a facial for glowing skin. Apply sesame oil all over your face and massage it in thoroughly.   Next, scrub your face with rice powder. Then wash it off with warm water. Afterwards rinse your face with cold water to close the pores.

 Healing Properties:

Sesame seed oil has excellent healing properties because it is a natural anti-inflammatory agent with antibacterial properties. This helps to get rid of skin of skin fungi such as athlete’s foot. To control vaginal yeast infections apply sesame seed oil mixed with warm water.

Helps you to Avoid and Heal Sunburns:

Apply sesame oil to your skin daily will help prevent the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun from damaging your skin. Also, helps prevent wrinkles and reduces the risk of skin cancer. After exposure to the sun, sesame seed oil can treat sunburns. It also is a natural barrier protecting your skin from smoke and pollutants in the air.

Good for Babies:

A sesame oil massage improves growth and improves sleep. Rashes on the baby’s skin especially where the diaper (from elimination toxins) can be protected with sesame seed oil by rubbing it in and it also decreases dryness of skin. Apply it to the nose and ears for protection against common skin problems.

Treats Cracked Heels: Rub sesame seed oil into your heels every night before going to bed, the put on cotton socks that you do not mind getting stained. Within a couple of days you should notice softer feet.

 Note: Only buy organic cold pressed sesame seed oil.

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How To Do Oil Pulling

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:05+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Health Tips|

First: Why to Do Oil-Pulling

When you do oil pulling it pulls all mucous, bacteria and toxins from your body through your saliva. The way Ayurvedic medicine sees mucous is that it is a poison that must be removed.
• Oil pulling is most helpful for the gums, as it stops the growth of strep bacteria says Dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman.
• It whitens teeth and improves gum health and eliminates bad breath
• It clears up acne. Oil pulling has a detoxifying effect on the body thus can reduce the appearance of rashes and blemishes.

The best time to do it is ‘First thing in the morning’.

Important: This is to be done on an empty stomach and before drinking any anything and that includes water.

What you need:
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
Warm Salt Water
Your Mouth 🙂
15 – 20 Minutes

Directions:

  1. Pour one tablespoon of sesame oil into your mouth. For children use less oil they have control over and make sure they do not to swallow the oil.
  2. Swish the oil around in your mouth do not swallow it.
  3. Swish it as if you were using a mouth wash, all around your mouth and through your teeth. Do not gargle though.
  4. As you do this the oil will get watery as your saliva mixes with it.
  5. Keep swishing but not so hard that your jaw muscles get. Use your tongue to move the liquid around the inside of your mouth. Stay relaxed and as you learn to do this well, you’ll feel comfortable.
  6. Be natural doing this as there is no right way to swish and pull oil. Simply be gentle, and comfortably swish for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  7. If you spit out before 15 minutes, start again. What you are looking for is for the oil to have enough time swishing in your mouth so that it becomes a whitish consistency; this show that it is full of toxins and this is what you want to happen.
  8. As you do the oil pull, it can take a different amount of time to get to that point. The time to start with is 20 minutes; you can experiment with the timing as you are in the regular habit of doing it.
  9. At the end of the oil pulling session, spit the oil out.
  10. Now, rinse the mouth with warm salt water. It is not absolutely necessary to rinse with salt water, but is proven to be effective in rinsing out any toxins which may be left out in the mouth.
  11. Clean out your sink as it is filled with bacteria.

Note: If it becomes difficult to finish and all you want to do is stop then spit it out and try again.

 When you’re not used to doing this it can be challenging. Eventually it will become as natural as brushing your teeth.

 The oil will become saturated with the toxins it has pulled out and may look whitish with a thinner consistency than the oil you began with.

 

Benefits of Sesame For Your Hair

By | 2015-10-25T12:28:41+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Natural Beauty Treatments|

Sesame oil is more than for stir frying; it is great for your hair and skin.

Let’s look at what it can do for your hair now. First I would like to say I haven’t done all of these yet but since doing my research on sesame oil for the hair I am beginning this week.

Some of benefits for your hair:

  1. Deep Conditioning of hair preventing split ends
  2. Prevents Scalp Problems
  3. Encourages Hair Growth
  4. Hair Darkening Qualities for premature greying of hair
  5. Natural Sunscreen to protect your hair

First, eat sesame seeds because they are packed with many nutrients which nourish the scalp and hair. Best to eat black sesame seeds that are a tonic for the liver and kidneys, and they help improve blood circulation so the nutrients are carried to all of the body which includes the skin and hair. Black sesame seeds are a good source of vitamin E, lecithin and protein which are to growing hair.

As good as this sounds, it will not happen overnight; it can take many weeks to many months to notice a difference in your hair. Patience is needed as is with any changes when improving nutrition in the diet.

  1. Deep Conditioning of hair preventing split ends: Sesame seed oil is a wonderful way to condition dry, damaged hair that is full of split ends or chemically treated. It will moisture and strengthen the hair; it will shine and be soft again.
  1. Prevents Scalp Problems: Sesame seeds are rich in replenishing vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are vital for healthy scalp. Massage your scalp with sesame seed oil; it will help moisten a dry, flaky scalp. Sesame seeds have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help clear scalp infections, dandruff, and clogged pores that cause hair thinning and hair loss.
  1. Encourages Hair Growth: Essential fatty acids encourage hair growth and sesame seeds are full of them. When you massage warm sesame oil into your scalp it penetrates the scalp and nourishes it and thus increases blood circulation.  The sesame oil feeds your hair roots and shafts encouraging the hair to grow.
  1. Hair Darkening Qualities for Premature Greying of Hair: Sesame seed oil has hair darkening qualities for brunette or black hair. It can be used with carrier oils like olive or almond oil to reap the maximum benefits.
  1. Natural Sunscreen: Protect you hair from the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays by rubbing in sesame oil.

 

The Truth about Fats and Oils

By | 2017-10-29T15:42:20+00:00 February 17th, 2010|Health Tips, PowerFoods|

 There is much confusion about fats and oils in our diet.

I work at staying on top of the information, but even I have had to rethink a few points recently.

olive oil The Saturated Myth 

Saturated fats have a bad public image.  But this is because of excessive consumption. Remember when they told us to eat margarine instead of butter?  It turns out butter is fine when used in moderation.

DO YOU KNOW …The difference between margarine and butter? 

 All margarine is made from assorted vegetable oils that have been heated to extremely high temperatures making the oils rancid.

Facts about Margarine:

1.  Margarine is extracted from used plant oils with chemical solvents. This leaves residues and strips away nutrients.
2.  It may say that there are zero grams of trans fats, but it still contains small amounts of this bad fat. (Trans fats are carcinogenic, triple risk of coronary heart disease and increases bad cholesterol and lowers the good cholesterol)
3.  Deodorants are added to cover the unpleasant smell of rancid vegetable oils.
4.  Artificial coloring to cover up the grey color.

And I still see these big tubs of this stuff in people’s homes .
Butter has been used for thousands of years. It is a real food. The trouble is that it tastes sooo good we overeat it!
butter
Benefits of Butter:
1.  Rich in Vitamin A, has Vitamins E, K, D and Calcium.
2.  Has anti-oxidants that protect against weakening arteries.
3.  Saturated fats in butter have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
4.  Cholesterol found in butterfat is essential to children’s brain and nervous system development.
Another form of butter is Clarified butter or ghee. It is butter oil, without the lactose and milk solids. It is made by gently heating butter until it becomes a clear golden liquid.  Ghee has been used as the ultimate healthy cooking oil in India for thousands of years.
 Benefits of Clarified Butter or Ghee:
1.  It increases the potency of certain herbs.
2.  Has Vitamin A E, K and D.
3.  Has a high ‘smoke point’ so it is a good oil to cook with.
4.  Ghee does not spoil easily; does not need refrigeration.
Then there is the wonderful Olive oil that many of us know and love in our salad dressings. It is made from crushing and […]