Natural beauty and well-being

29 August 2013

Organic September is coming...

The end of the summer is already approaching..."oh, no" you may think. Listen ladies (and gentlemen).
There is something that cheers me up and that I look foward to and this is Organic September.

Launched by the Soil Association in UK, Organic September aims at celebrating everything organic. This great initiative helps raising awareness whether you are an occasional organic lover, a 100% organic addict or still quite undecided about the organic way of life.

If you are from USA, Germany, France, Australia, Russia, UK, Singapore, Sweden, Spain or elsewhere (I know my readers :-)!) and would like more information about it, you can visit the Soil Association website.

Personally, I put a little effort and creativity in cooking new little dishes during Organic September: trying new combinations, testing some new organic cereals, blending unique ingredients...
At the end of the day, it is all about pleasure, discovery and effort.

Are you doing something special during Organic September?

26 August 2013

The sun inspired beauty oil: sunflower oil

Driving through beautiful sunflowers fields in Auvergne, France has really inspired me to share with you some simple and true facts about popular Sunflower oil.

Sunflower oil is extracted from the seeds of the beautiful yellow sunflowers. As any others oils, I always advise when purchasing to choose unrefined and cold pressed oils as this is a guarantee that the oil natural content such as fatty acids and vitamins are preserved. Sunflower oil is part of these "good budget beauty buys", so very handy when money is tight at the end of the month.

So, why using Sunflower oil?

Healthy oil for cuisine
Super rich in Omega 6 (but less in Omega 3), sunflower oil is a light oil ideal for adding flavor to salads, frying, and sauteeing.

Ideal to include in your beauty routine
Rich in revitalizing Vitamin E and oleic acids, sunflower is excellent to treat dry and damaged skin.
I love massaging sunflower oil on wet and damp body skin as it really softens and moisturizes. Skin is left glowing without any greasy feeling.
Another good alternative to soothe skin is to pour half a cup of Sunflower oil with a couple of drops of neroli essential oil to your bath during your bathtime routine: a great moment of relaxation combined with a great treat for the skin!

....a really simple and affordable body oil!

What are your views? what is your favorite oil?

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