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Putting a few drops of a luscious essential oil with or without a handful of bath salts (Epsom or Dead Sea work just fine) can add a lot to your natural beauty regime.
5 top benefits of an aromatherapy bath:
1. Relaxation – Put a few drops of lavender oil (start with 5, add a little more but no more than 15) under the tap as the water is running.
2. Soothes aching muscles – Lavender or marjoram can soak away the pain in your joints and muscles.
3. May improve the circulation – invigorating essential oils like rosemary or eucalyptus can wake you up and energize you.
4. Smooth out rough, callused feet – bath salts can be used for exfoliating dead skin.
5. Can relieve skin dryness when a few drops of natural oil like almond or grapeseed are added to the bath prior to soaking.
B – the second letter of the alphabet and the second week of this blog! Every week I’ll be posting a different letter and what that stands for in the world of naturally beautiful women. In addition, there will be plenty of other information that happens to come up and would be of interest to young or mature women. We want to look good, we want to be healthy, we want to know how about diets and weight loss, and we want to do it all inexpensively. So that’s what this blog is all about – stay tuned for more frugal natural beauty tips!
B is for beauty and baths and blueberries and bargains.
Next post: B is for Bathing Beauties.
Animal Rights got a big leg up last night at the Academy Awards as Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her role in Black Swan.
Natalie not only looks beautiful, acts fabulously, and eats no meat – she also produces a line of shoes made without leather or other animal products. Natalie is a vegan.
The term vegan was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 and was defined as follows: Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.
A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits and the nearly infinite number of foods made by combining them.
Veganism is more of a political statement as it excludes any anything that is of animal origin. Vegans will not use animal based products for clothing, or any other purpose. A person can become a vegan because of ethical reasons involving animal rights, for environmental factors, or for better health.
Access Style: Natalie Portman’s Vegan Shoe | Access Hollywood – Celebrity News, Photos & Videos.
What do Oscar nominees and winners Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, Anna Pacquin, and Forest Whitaker all have in common? They are all vegetarians. These talented actors have all made a natural and healthful decision to not eat animal products.
And looking at how naturally beautiful Natalie Portman looks, could this be a clue to attaining beautiful, healthful glowing skin! Maybe so!
And when you add in Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci, maybe not eating meat or any animal protein, contributes to a combination of beauty, talent and brains!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on Academy Award winners (maybe even one will be a vegetarian!).
Making your own bath salts couldn’t be easier. And soaking is a delightful way to feel naturally beautiful.
Most commercial bath salt preparations use ordinary table salt (sodium chloride) that dry the skin or use fragrance oils which have alcohol or other harsh chemicals – rather than simple and natural essential oils.
To make your own bath salts, take a cup of epsom salts (which are full of nutritious magnesium and very inexpensive at the drugstore), and add 10 or 20 drops of a delicious essential oil like lavender or orange for relaxation, or rosemary or eucalyptus for energy – and add them to a bath. (You can add some Dead Sea Salts too for an extra boost)
Light a candle, put on some mood music, and relax.
How easy could that be!