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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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Product Review: Shea Moisture Hair Products Range

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I have written about my transition to natural hair a few times now and I have mentioned a few hair products I have been using. Well, I have a few more products to tell you about. Say hello to the Shea Moisture Hair Products Range.

I have used these products for a few weeks now, and I am definitely going to buy all 4 of them again. They are the TRUTH and that is a fact!

Here is all you need to know about each product –

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo £10.99

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Here is what the brand has to say about this Moisture Retention Shampoo:

This hydrating gentle moisturizing shampoo offers gentle cleansing for your hair and promotes scalp health without stripping your hair off natural oils. Keeping a clean and healthy scalp is key to growing long, strong and healthy hair! The unique blend of raw organic Shea Butter with Sea Kelp and Argan Oil aids in moisture retention and softens and smoothens damaged, coarse and brittle hair.

SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is a clarifying hair care treatment specially designed to gently cleanse and remove product build-up. It hydrates hair from deep within, so your dry, brittle and coarse tresses become smooth, frizz-free, and enviously bouncy.

 

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It is a sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo.
  2. It smells amazing.
  3. It cleanses the hair throughly without stripping the hair off its natural oils.
  4. My hair feels very soft and moisturised after each use.
  5. I get amazing curls after using this shampoo and air drying my hair.

 

CONS

None. This is the best shampoo I have ever used.

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner £10.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Restorative Conditioner:

This conditioner is perfection in a bottle. Its unique formula is made with raw Shea Butter that deeply penetrates while restoring dry scalp and hair. It has Sea Kelp for mineral-rich nutrition that seals and smoothes hair cuticles, while Argan Oil restores shine and helps promote hair elasticity. The result is a deep conditioning hair care treatment that helps restore health and shine to over-processed hair, to ensure your strands are soft, shiny, moisturized and resilient.

This Restorative Hair Care formula is completely sulfate-free, parabens-free, and coluor-safe. Use it as a leave-in or rinse out conditioner that detangles, moisturizes, repairs and restores lifeless, damaged hair.

 

I use this straight after using the shampoo, and I leave it on for about 20 minutes

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. My hair feels super soft, shiny and moisturised after each use.
  2. It is sulfate free, parabens-free and colour safe conditioner.
  3. I love the thick creamy texture.
  4. It is a leave-in and a rinse out conditioner at the same time.

CONS

None. I am sold on this conditioner!

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Masque Treatment £12.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque:

This deep nourishing treatment masque is enriched with the goodness of Argan Oil – touted for its high concentrations of vitamins A and E that help strengthen and smoothen hair naturally, as well as Sea Kelp extract, which is a humectant that helps your hair retain moisture. These ingredients come together to make an all-natural deep treatment masque that does wonders to smoothen, soften and strengthen chemically treated hair, perfect for transitioning it to healthy natural hair.

The certified organic raw Shea butter in this hair masque deeply penetrates the root and shaft of damaged hair to deliver the moisture and slip your curls need without weighing it down. For best results, use it in combination with SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo.

I prepoo my dry hair with this Deep Treatment Masque, leaving it on for a minimum of 30 minutes before washing out.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It smells great, just like the rest of the products in the range.
  2. It detangles my hair.
  3. It leaves my feeling soft and moisturised.
  4. My hair looks healthy and shiny with no breakage.

CONS

None. I wonder why I need thought of deep conditioning my hair all these years. This is definitely a great hair product.

 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment £12.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment:

SheaMoisture’s Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment is fortified with Jamaican Black Castor Oil which is rich in essential fatty acids. Certified organic Shea Butter provides deep, nourishing moisturization to dry, damaged hair while natural ingredients like peppermint invigorate the scalp and promote hair growth.

SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment is a gentle styling aid which protects, nourishes and strengthens damaged, processed hair. This nourishing edge gel provides a gentle hold and transforms your hair into shining, envious curls!

 

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It nourishes and tames my edges.
  2. It has an amazing creamy/silky texture.
  3. It smells great.
  4. It makes my natural hair easier to manage.
  5. It leaves me with smooth, frizz-free curls!

CONS

None. It is fab hair product to have.

 

I recommend all 4 products 100%. They are great for natural hair and for transitioning to natural hair. I can’t be without them now that I know how good they are. And another fab thing about these products is the fact that they are easy to purchase from Shea Butter’s website, Boots, All Beauty, Superdrug and many more.

I will be sharing a photo of my hair growth soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you used any of these products? Wha are your thoughts?

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