We all want to feel good about ourselves. However, sometimes, no matter how hard we try with healthy foods and exercise, our body is not collaborating. Whenever there’s a lack of a vitamin, exposure to pollutants, or even just stress, our body reacts. These reactions can be seen directly on our nails, hair, and skin. But worry not as these can be healed using natural home remedies.
What’s more, whenever you want to take care of your body, try to stay as natural as possible. Using harsh chemicals or commercial cosmetics may be doing more harm than good. We are surrounded by natural home remedies and we better use them accordingly. So just run to your kitchen cabinets and make sure to fill them (if you didn’t already) with the natural home remedies we list below.
No matter where in the world you live, you have either heard of or consume olive oil daily. Used from ancient Romans and Greeks in their kitchen and health care, this golden liquid is a gem of beauty!
It is an extremely strong emollient which means that it helps your body to lock the moisture within the deeper layers of the skin. Additionally, it provides softness, resilience, and shine to your hair. It penetrates easily and keeps the moisture locked for hours.
Its benefits do not only apply to natural home remedies for hair and skin. Instead, this marvelous oil is the perfect ally for your health as well. Its monounsaturated fatty acid contents will also protect your skin from damaging UV rays. And whenever applied on your nails, you’ll see them grow strong and repaired.
Natural Home Remedies – Uses of Olive Oil
- Health: Add 1-2 tablespoons to your daily diet routine, it will help you regulate your metabolism.
- Hair: Warm up the oil using your hands, then rub it onto your scalp gently. Cover it up with a shower cap and let it sit on your scalp for 30-45 minutes. After that, remove by washing your hair normally. You may have to shampoo thrice if necessary to remove the oil. You can use this wonderful treatment even up to twice a week for strong and beautiful hair.
- Skin: Warm the olive oil using your hands and massage gently, in circular motions all over your body. Let it be absorbed for 30 minutes then shower normally. Pat dry with a soft towel and use your favourite moisturiser. This can be done daily if necessary for drier skins.
- Nails: Massage your cuticles with warm oil (use your hands to warm it up). Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. This can be done even 3 times daily if your nails need it!