Summer Loving

4 Natural ingredients for that amazing summer glow

Orange Sunset

Have you ever noticed the slight amount of oil that leaches out when cut into an orange its skin to use the outer peel in recipes? The strong taste that comes from the oils are exactly what’s concentrated in orange essential oil. A potent formula of the orange’s active ingredients is responsible for its healing abilities. 

Orange oil is a natural method for improving your immune system and has been used to treat conditions such as poor digestion, chronic fatigue, depression, oral and skin infection, colds, flue and low libido. In a time like we are in right now, it is so important to take care of yourself, eat well, get enough rest and boost your immune system. Orange oil is added to many beauty products like lotion, shampoo, acne treatments and even mouthwash. It is also used as a flavor enhancer in drinks, such as fruit juices or sodas, although we recommend you to obtain its benefits in a more natural way. For the ladies, orange is very useful for improving bad skin, reducing headaches and lowering PMS-related symptoms. Use orange oil in a carrier oil such as almond or baby oil to create a homemade massage oil that can be rubbed into the abdominal area to improve blood flow. Or add some of the orange zest to your morning smoothie to boost your immune system. 

Prickly Peer

This specific oil is the rarest oil made from 100% biologic, cold pressed peer seed oil from Madagaskar. This oil is a hidden treasure with endless beauty benefits. For those discovering this gem, prickly peer seed oil is an oil extracted from the prickly peer cactus. It is an extremely soothing and skin-softening oil. Prickly peer cactuses can grow tall, up to 5 meters. Extracting this oil requires a long careful process that starts from hand extraction to machines created precisely for its extraction. The peer also needs specific conditions to grow, it can be found in places such as Australia, South America and the Mediterranean. This oil is very rare and some might say is very expensive, this is because every seed of the prickly peer contains about 5% of oil. In every fruit, you will find around 300 seeds, which means you need about 8 tons of fruit to produce one liter of oil. But we can say it is completely worth it! This oil is extremely high in fatty acids, omega-6 and omega-9, vitamin E and amino acids, which helps you get rid of almost all skin problems. If you are suffering from wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dark circles under your eyes, sunburn or redness, prickly peer seed oil is your biggest friend. It will not only make your skin firm, it will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent premature wrinkles, leaving your skin with an even-toned complexion. 

Santal Oil

Now one of our favorite oils is the Santal treatment oil for dry skin by Clarins. This little gem is a must have for glowy skin. Especially when traveling, this little guy will make sure your skin stays hydrated and healthy. The rebalancing oils are made from 100% pure plant extracts. The oil consists of Sandalwood, Cardamom and Lavender tone. Meaning this oil smells amazing and soaks right into all the right places. They soothe, comfort and decongest the skin that is dry, irritated or stressed. The Hazelnut Oil softens, smoothes and reduces any redness. It also helps prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines. We love this oil and even if the bottle is not very big, you only need a drop to get you through the night.

Food Beauty - Avocado mash-up

During the lockdown several big influencers and stars have been getting creative with their beauty routines. For example, Kendall Jenner shows off her home-made avocado mask. Because of the lockdown everybody has gotten more into the ‘do it yourself’ beauty routines, because it’s cheaper, safer and more fun. Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t improvise right? It has become the trend of 2020 that the beauty industry recognizes food as the only real organic way to create home made beauty products. This is so easy to try at home! Looking for a natural scrub? combine cane sugar with some homey and a bit of lemon juice, scrub your face, rinse off and apply the mashed-up avocado to your face. Leave it on as long as you want. The result? baby soft and radiant skin.


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