That Homemade mouthwash for healthy gums!

Homemade mouthwash!

So, about 3 weeks ago, my tooth started aching badly and it was weird as my general mouth health is on point. Especially after I paid my dentist a visit at the beginning of the year and after she told me everything was in a good shape. It could only be related to the accident I had about 5 years ago when my jaw broke and it literally split in half and two of my teeth nearly fell out- it was gruesome- I thought I was going to be deformed for life. Thank God, I didn’t. *all smiles*

 

As usual I kept rinsing my mouth with warm water & Himalayan salt after I brush my teeth and hoped for the best, but the pain didn’t go away and suddenly I had the urge to make my own mouth wash. I stopped using mouth wash for a while now as it started eating up my gums, so I’ve had to rely on the Himalayan salt rinse for a while. The new mouthwash is amazing and after a day the pain was gone and now I’m in love with my mouthwash. It gives you a pleasant burning sensation just like the real mouthwash does, but only better and spicier. I’ve also noticed my teeth getting whiter and cleaner and my gums healthier. I haven’t had a single pain since I started using my miracle mouth wash. #happydays

 

You’ll need:

1 teaspoon of fine salt ( preferably Himalayan salt)

1 teaspoons of black pepper powder

1 teaspoons of cinnamon powder

Here’s what I made….

mouthwash

 

It really depends on how spicy you want it, so it’s up to you if want to increase the amounts. Try it and find your own perfect mix. The spicier the better! I sometimes put more black pepper when I want it stronger. You can keep adding warm water to your mix and also add more black pepper and cinnamon if you like it strong. The stronger the better!!

 

Directions:

 

Mix all the ingredients together with warm water and rinse your mouth after you brush your teeth. You can also use it anytime you want- even in the middle of the day. There are no rules here.

 

Benefits

 

The antibacterial property of black pepper helps to fight against infections and as a result  it reduces pain and inflammation in your gums.

Cinnamon is effective against gum infection mainly because of its antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It’s been used for years to heal gum infections, which I think is why there’s a cinnamon gum- my childhood favourite chewing gum. The warm water along with the salt helps to pull “fluid” out of the gum tissue, therefore reducing swelling, alleviating pain, and killing harmful bacteria.

 

Quote of the day:

“Innovation basically involves making obsolete that which you did before- Jay Abraham

 

 

 

How I get rid off black heads naturally

How I get rid of my black heads naturally- at home!

Alright folks, this has been a long time coming. I have actually discovered this recipe by accident- you know?! The curious- self experimenting with what my kitchen had to offer.  I’m glad I did too cos’ it actually works for me.

I had a lot of black heads and hated the site of them. After I tried this recipe I could see a difference already. And I thought what a better way to get rid of black heads; and white head too. I don’t discriminate! Black and white all welcome! * sigh*

I would say my black heads are significantly reduced now. Victory!

I had few people asking me to come up with a recipe for this and I have tried quite a few, but this has been the best so far. My nose never looked cleaner and shinier. #NaturallyGlowingNose. So give it a go and see if it works for you. It’s cheap, natural and it works too. However, if I come across a better recipe, will share it with you.

We get black heads when dead skin cells get trapped in our hair follicles. So let’s get to work and say bye to our black heads.

Ingredients:

We only need 3 ingredients for this:

black head- ing update

 

Method:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to a bowl
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey; and
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Mix them well together
  • The toothbrush is optional but I find it works better. If you don’t have a soft toothbrush at home, use your fingertips. Easy!

Instructions:

One you mix all the ingredients together, you’ll have a paste that will look like this:

black head end result upd

  • Apply to a wet face to make application easier if not dry is fine too
  • Then massage it with the soft toothbrush gently for a minute ( just in the nose area and your chin). For the rest of your face just use your fingertips.
  • Keep it on for 15 min and then wash it off with warm water using a small towel ( soak your towel in a warm water and gently wash it off with it). Don’t be too harsh on your skin as our facial skin is very thin and more sensitive.
  • Do this twice a week or even 3 times a week if you have a lot of black heads to see a significant result. Don’t worry; it also works as a face mask too, so you can also apply it onto your face and not only the affected area. You’re killing two birds with one stone really! Success!

Note: baking powder is not the same as baking soda. Please pay attention when you’e buying this.

Quote: behind every healthy skin, there’s a lot of natural homemade masks, healthy meals and water!  -Bersi. TK

Natural homemade hair growth oil!

Natural Homemade hair growth oil

After months and months of searching, I finally found natural ingredients that can help grow hair quite significantly- if used consistently of course. I knew there was something out there worth finding; hence I didn’t give up on it. I really wanted to help people especially my sister who told me that her hair is falling out. Then, one day when I was just sitting and minding my own business, a very good friend of mine started talking about curry leaves and how they could help with hair growth ( of course she didn’t know about my search). That same day I went home and read up on it; and found out that this was in fact true. I went on and continued my search and found more natural products. You see I truly believe in what Rumi the poet had said; “what you seek is seeking you”.  And because I knew what I was looking for, it was only a matter of time that I found it.

Funny thing is I was also looking for someone who could trust me enough to use this oil to see if it actually works as it says on paper. Someone who would take it seriously and apply the oil consistently without being sceptical. I hear you say-did I find that someone then? Well, even better! That someone found me. This is a pure example of what Paulo Coelho said in his famous book the Alchemist- and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it”

For obvious reasons I’m not going to mention her name here, but girl if you’re reading this; thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! I’m so ever grateful I met you.

Without further ado- here are the things you need to make the oil:

oil hair growth

  • 3 tablespoons of raw organic coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of Jamaican Black castor oil
  • 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
  • Small pot to mix things in
  • 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds; and
  • About 10 dry curry leaves. I use dry leaves and if you can find fresh ones that’s even better.

Method

  • Add the coconut oil, the castor oil and the almond oil to the pot. Then warm it up at a low heat for about 7 minutes. Make sure you don’t burn your oil.
  • Then add to it the fenugreek seeds and the curry leaves.
  • Mix everything up whilst slowly stirring your mix. Do this for about 7minutes.
  • Then switch off the heat and let it cool down.
  • Sieve out the leaves and the seeds before using it.

How to apply it:

  • Before applying make sure your oil is warm- but not hot
  • Then massage your scalp with it for bout 5-10 minutes. Put a plastic bag to retain the heat
  • Keep it on for as long as you can, then wash it out with organic shampoo. I wash mine with a 100% organic black soap. But I will make my own shampoo soon, so stay tuned.

Where do I get my ingredients from: Amazon is the best place to purchase your products. I bought my fenugreek seeds and curry leaves from Amazon. They were really cheap. But if you’re lucky enough and have a local Indian shop- you can get it from there too. If not you can always go to India! I joke! I get my almond oil and the black castor oil from my local African hair shop. They have it on Amazon too.

 Tips:

1: when washing hair, don’t apply the shampoo all over your hair. We’re meant to only apply it on the scalp and not the hair strands. * sigh* you didn’t know that did ya?!

2: Make sure your ends are always moisturized. For this always apply coconut oil. For the rest of your hair all you need is water to keep it moisturized and a bit of oil. You don’t need a lot of it. Don’t wet your hair though- all you need is a spray bottle and spray your hair with water.

My experiences:

I have a lot of baby hair and very weak too! I shaved my edges 10 years ago hopping that they will grow stronger. But they were a no show.  Since I started using the oil I noticed that my edges are actually getting stronger and fuller. I know right?! I don’t have a picture to show you now because I’m lazy, but I will put up a picture soon. My dear friend used it for almost 6 months; 2-3 times a week.

Here’s my dear friend’s before and after picture:

BEFORE

neeks before

AFTER:

neeks after 2

How I make body cream at home!

Home made body butter!

Here’s another product I make at home-I call it coco-Shea body butter (Coconut and Shea butter) Snap! The obsession of me trying to get away from all the chemical filled world has gotten the best of me. Well, I try! and trying is always better. Don’t you just love the ideas that come flooding your way and the endless possibilities if you just tried a little bit?!

Bersi, hurry up! What are the ingredients I hear you say. Here’s what you need to make this luscious body butter.

body butter ingr

Ingredients:

1 tablespoons of Shea butter

2-3 tablespoons of raw coconut oil

1 tablespoon of calendula infused oil

½ tablespoon of vitamin E oil and

2 drops of lemongrass oil just to change the smell of it ( you can add your favourite scented oil for the scent you want to achieve- lavender oil is an option here). Don’t put too much of it as it’s a strong oil and might irritate your skin.

You can read the benefits of each oil in your own time.

Steps:

  • Put the Shea butter in a glass jar and put the jar on boiling water pot and let it melt for 2 min only- not more than that. You don’t want the butter to melt all the way through- just halfway will do until it’s nice and soft. Here’s what it’d like after you melt it halfway through:

collage oil

 

  • Take it off the heat and put the coconut oil to it and the rest of the ingredients except for the lemongrass:
  • Mix it all well together and put it in the fridge for about 45 minutes and it will look like this after you’ve taken it out:

after frid

  • Start beating it mercilessly after you’ve taken it out
  • Then add the lemongrass oil
  • Beat it up for about 15 minutes and there you have it. The more you beat it the softer it gets
  • I then add an extra tablespoon of coconut oil to achieve an extra silky body butter after 2-3 days.

Finally it’ll look like this. The first image is fresh after you finished beating it ( that’s why it looks runny) and the second image is taken 2 days later and after I added an extra bit of coconut oil. Coconut oil is what makes it soft and fluffy; without it’ll be heavy and you don’t want that. Trust me! I speak from experience!

oil fin

Note: it tends to melt down when it’s hot. So place it in a cool place, far away from windows and away from heat ( it can’t resist the heat, so it’s definitely leaving the kitchen too). Shea butter is very heavy so you only need a little bit. If it melts, put it back in the fridge again for 15 minutes- it will be good as new. I buy mine from any African/Indian hair shops or even Amazon and it lasts me for a year. Money well spent!

I have been using this cream for about 6 months now and it’s gorgeous and makes my skin smooth and nourished. It’s all about feeding your skin all that goodness. You only need a little bit so don’t go crazy with it to avoid having too much oily skin.  Allow few minutes for it to get absorbed into your skin and dry before you dress up.

Tip 1: always apply your cream when your skin is moist; that way it will be easier to apply and it’ll also be better absorbed.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”- Henry Ford