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The levels of saturated fat may not make coconut oil one of the best options for frying up your favorite snack. The oil’s properties, however, do make it one of the most luscious treats your skin will ever feel. To make sure the coconut oil you use is of the highest quality, get your hands on Adara organic oil, which is paraben-free and part of the fair trade market.
Coconut oil, like the kind found in Adara oil, is heat-stable. This stability makes coconut oil a Muhammad Ali-like fighter against free radicals and oxidation, and gives the oil lasting power. Oxidation can cause the cells in your body to age (remember that oxidation equals rust on metals), and its minions are free radicals. The antioxidants in Adara organic oil naturally prevent and fight free radicals. The result is skin that looks younger.
Other benefits of coconut oil include:
Your skin stays hydrated. Cold weather, the hot sun, stress, pollutants and everyday life can leave your skin thirsty and irritated. The high concentration of saturated fat in coconut oil, one of nature’s tropical potions, envelops your skin with healthy moisture, helps even out its tone (like age spots or discoloration from scars) and controls breakouts. Unlike some oily skin lotions, Adara oil quickly absorbs into your skin and doesn’t feel greasy.
Coconut oil helps your skin heal. Because your skin easily absorbs Adara organic oil, it helps heal damage and strengthen connective tissue. Coconut oil helps treat skin ailments like rosacea, psoriasis and eczema without having to worry about rubbing harsh, medicated chemicals onto your skin. A tablespoon of coconut oil has about seven grams of lauric acid, which helps soothe the aforementioned skin conditions and can help fight fungal infections of the skin. Furthermore, the medicinal properties of coconut oil also include the ability to fight and help protect against disease-causing germs, like the H. pylori bacteria. The next time you get a paper cut or nick your legs shaving, rub some Adara oil on the wound to help keep it from becoming infected; the oil smells a lot better than the medicated wound dressing you find at the pharmacy.
Soothe your scalp. Save your hard-earned cash and trade the deep-conditioning treatments for a bottle of Adara organic oil. A little bit of coconut oil goes a long way, so you can use the money you save to get yourself a special treat. Use Adara oil to help nourish dry and damaged hair, get rid of dandruff and treat itchy scalp. Since coconut oil is used in so many hair care products, you might as well skip all the chemicals your tresses might not really need and cut to the chase. This trick might be particularly beneficial if you’re on a no “poo” (as in shampoo) or sulfate-free hair care regimen, are a curly girl looking to tame some frizz, or if your scalp is irritated.
The beauty of coconut oil is that you need only one bottle of Adara to take care of your different skin concerns.
When using coconut oil, remember that it hardens as it cools. When this happens, run your bottle of Adara under hot tap water to help the oil liquefy. Adara oil comes in your favorite soothing scents. If you have an essential oil you particularly love, purchase the unscented product and add a few drops of your favorite scent.
Even though Earth Day is a calendar event that happens once a year, it doesn’t mean you can’t have sustainable practices the remaining 364 days. After all, you should be a good steward every day you are on this planet. Sure, you may already recycle your used plastic, metal and glass items, but you can take your earth-friendly endeavors a step further by purchasing EPP eco-friendly hair care products. Some popular, high-end brands, like Adara and Nuxe Paris, are already on board the EPP wagon.
Short for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, EEP means you consider more than just the environmental impact of the products you purchase. EPP also has a humanitarian concern, which means the manufacturing of a product also protects the health of those who make and consume eco-friendly hair care products, without sacrificing quality, price or performance. When you’re an EPP advocate, you also abstain (as best you can) from purchasing items whose manufacturing process harms public health or the environment.
The flower for the month of May is the iconic lily of the valley, whose flowers look like little white bells. Becker Eshaya fragrances capture the lily of the valley’s scent and pair it with notes of rose Damascena, Italian mandarin and pink peony. There’s no better way to welcome the spring season.
Also called “Our Lady’s (or Mary’s) tears,” “May lily,” “May bells” or the “ladder to heaven,” the lily of the valley has a rich mythology and symbolism. The Bible refers to the flower as a symbol of Christ’s second coming. Legends also state that the lilies sprang up from the ground when the Virgin Mary wept during Jesus’ crucifixion. In religious paintings, the flower is often a symbol of humility.