By Umm Julaybib.
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu.
Bi idhnillahi ta’ ala as Muslims, we work everyday towards having a good soul because that’s the best identity to reinforce whatever else is known as the human identity, but we sometimes forget that a good soul needs a healthy body because these body is our physical identity, and as long as its care is concerned, going natural is just the BEST. This was how our predecessors lived and they were healthier and better for it, chemicals may work but later, will have their little side effects. Especially we Sisters, we need more of these natural products that even cost less, trying to look good for our husband shouldn’t be expensive you know (winks). Anyway, I’ve gathered a few
natural recipes here for us which you can always do right in your house without stress…
1. Banana and Egg Hair Treatment
Looking for a little more shine in your hair? Simply mix one egg and a mashed up banana. Apply it as a thick paste to your hair and leave it on for 10 – 30 minutes. Wash it out doing your usual hair washing ritual (if you usually use a store-bought conditioner you’ll probably only need to condition the ends).
2. Moisturizing Nail Treatment
Soak your nails in olive oil for five minutes. And then sit back and admire your pretty hands. Easy?? yeah right!!
3. Simple Honey Face Mask
Raw honey is naturally antibacterial and a super quick way to get soft, beautiful skin. Once a week, use a tablespoon or so of raw honey (not the processed stuff parading as honey) and gently warm it by rubbing your fingertips together. Spread on your face. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes and then use warm water to gently rinse it off and pat dry. Then bask in the glow of your honey- awesomeness. This raw honey is awesome, by the way.
4. For Itchy scalp
To fight flakes—brought on by poor diet, stress and climate, among other factors—try a lemon juice and olive oil mixture in your hair. “The acidity in lemon juice helps rid your scalp of any loose, dry flakes of skin, while the olive oil moisturizes the [newly exposed] skin on your head; mix 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp water, and massage into damp scalp. Let mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair. Treatment can be applied every other week.
5. Elbow and Knee Exfoliate and Skin Brightener
Cut an orange in half and rub it on your elbows and knees. Helps soften those rough patches. And it smells good. (Rinse off the sticky mess when you are done.)
6. Gentle Body Scrub
Mix a 2 to 1 ratio of olive oil and salt to make a quick and effective body scrub. This helps get rid of
dead skin cells creating softer, more glowing skin. And this natural beauty tip is much cheaper than expensive store bought body scrubs.
7. Easy Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment
Want super soft, hydrated hair? This is one of my favorite all natural beauty tips. Use melted coconut oil as a deep conditioning hair and scalp treatment. Massage coconut oil into your scalp and then work it through your hair. Leave it on for a couple of hours and then wash it out using shampoo (no need to condition unless you have really long hair and then maybe just the ends.) .Keep in mind that coconut oil will saturate your hair with awesome goodness… that can be really hard to get out with just baking soda and *some* natural shampoos. You may want to try just a little coconut oil on a little section of hair and see if you can get it out before you do this. Otherwise you might have really greasy (but soft!) hair for a few washes. In shaa Allah *smiles *
8. Simple Toxic-Free Shaving Cream
Use coconut oil on the shaved area as a natural replacement for your shaving cream. Just simply simple..
9. All Natural Black Head Removal
Place 4 or 5 drops of raw honey on an open lemon wedge. Then rub the lemon on your face for a minute, emphasizing any trouble areas. Leave the mixture on for 5 minutes and rinse with cold water. (Keep in mind that citrus can make your skin photosensitive so it’s best to do this before bed rather than before going outside).
10. Beards balm
With full beards or not, you have to care for it, using coconut oil and olive oil softens the beards and makes it look good and gentlemanly, and a small comb will make it smooth, you don’t have to trim… Keep the sunnah. And for the married ones, let your wife play with them… It grows faster.. Lol
Remember, the best all natural beauty tips and secrets are not quick fixes. They require good sleep, stress management, proper nutrition , and physical exercise . While all these little “gems” above can provide some oomph to your beauty routine, remember that real beauty is a result of taking care (or “thanking”) your body on a daily basis. And by being you. Because you are beautiful.