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The Uses and Benefits of Essential Oils

I love using essential oils. I have used quite a few and I know all about their uses and benefits, and how vital they can be for our overall well-being, and state of mind. Essential Oils have been used for so many years, in various countries, for medicinal and health purposes. Everyone should have a few essential oils in their home, they are so handy to have around the house. I have a few essential oils from New Directions Aromatics and I know firsthand how useful these oils are.

Here are a few of the uses and benefits of some essential oils –

Keeps the home smelling amazing

Essential oils are useful for keeping the home smelling great. Diffusing lovely smelling oils, like clove, rosemary and orange essential oils will leave the home smelling amazing. Diffusing cinnamon essential oil also cleans the air which is brilliant!

Reduces anxiety

Some essential oils also help reduce anxiety. Diffusing lavender essential oil around your home or putting a few drops in your bath helps reduce feelings of depression, stress and tension. Diffusing lavender essential oil is the best way to end a stressful day.

Get rid of shoe smell

Essential oils are great for removing the funky smell from shoes. Just add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil to your shoes to leave them smelling nice. This is one tip everyone should try.

Improves sleep 

Lavender oil helps improve sleep. So if you are battling with insomnia, you might want to try this tip. All you need to do is to sprinkle a few drops on your pillow to help you drift away.

Moisturising

Essential oils are also great as a moisturizer. Mixing coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil and essential oils would create a great moisturizing body lotion.

Essential oils do all these and a lot more. Are you a fan of essential oils? Which is your favourite?

Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.

*Collaborative Post.

 

 

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Beauty Muse – Dakore Akande

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The beautiful 36-year-old Nigerian Actress – Dakore Akande is the Beauty Muse of the week and I am super excited to feature her.

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I love Dakore’s face, she has amazing facial features. Her eyes, nose and lips are all in equal proportions and they suit her face perfectly. She also knows how best to show off her features. Her make game is ace, always on point. I have never spotted Dakore Akande not looking good. I have major makeup envy whenever I spot her flawless face. Her hairstyles are always on point as well. She is a true beauty.

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Dakore is not your regular beautiful girl but that is what makes her stand out from the rest, her beauty is so refreshing, and her killer smile finishes off her look. She is all shades of beauty.

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Here are some of her beauty tips:

1. Find out what works for your skin and keep it glowing.
2. Define your style and stick with it. Don’t let anyone define your style.
3. Keep a consistent fitness routine and a healthy diet. Have your ‘me’ time as much as you can.

 

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What do you think of her as a Beauty Muse? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.

 

Product Review: Vita Coco Coconut Oil

I was sent this Vita Coco Coconut Oil to review some weeks ago, it has been tried and tested and it has a 100% pass mark from me but before I jump right into it, let me tell you a bit about this product.

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Here is what Vita Coco has to say about this Extra Virgin 100% Raw Coconut Oil:

Vita Coco, the company who first brought us delicious tasting coconut water, now brings to our shores its own brand of 100% Organic Coconut Oil. Cold pressed from Organic coconuts, 100% raw and extra virgin, this new addition to the Vita Coco Family is the perfect cooking oil and goes a long way to rescuing dry skin and hair – that’s why people swear by it!

So after some weeks of using this coconut oil almost every day, here are my thoughts on the product:

PROS

  1. This coconut oil is a natural multi-tasker and a good value for money. It can be used from the bathroom to the kitchen, for baking, moisturising, hair conditioning, makeup removal, cooking, you name it, it can do it.

2. Say goodbye to dry skin with this coconut oil. It is a perfect body moisturiser. I have been using it along with my body lotion, everyday for weeks now, and I can see a noticeable difference in my skin. My skin is now smooth and supple.

3. I use it as a weekly hair conditioner. I apply some of it to my hair after washing with a shampoo and I leave in for about 2/3 hours, before rinsing off with a shampoo. It has brought my hair back to life literally. My hair is now growing at a terrific rate, it has stopped breaking and it is no longer as weak and brittle as it used to be.

4. I use this coconut oil as a makeup remover. I apply on my face with a cotton wool and it removes every trace of makeup except waterproof mascara.

5. I love the smell of this coconut oil. It has a sweet, refreshing fragrance, just like a coconut.

6. This coconut oil also serves as my lip balm and it soothes my lips.

7. I love the fact that this Vita Coco coconut oil is readily available in various stores.

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CONS

None

Sorry but I can’t fault this product. It is one of the best products I have had the privilege of reviewing this year. If in doubt, just Google up the benefits of the coconut oil, or better still, try this Vita Coco Coconut Oil for yourself, you can grab the 250ml for £5.99 at Tesco, Amazon, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and many more stores.

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I love this product. This is the best hair conditioner and skin moisturiser ever. #swearbyit

Have you tried this Vita Coco Coconut Oil? Tell me how you #swear by it. Sound off in the comment section. Thanks for reading.

PS: This product can be used for cooking and baking as well, there are various recipes online but I didn’t use it the kitchen. I am sure it will taste yummy though.

PR samples included in this post.