Sweet Almond Oil – a hit of natural care

Sweet Almond OilThis is one of the most cherished vegetable oils used in natural care. Used for the face, body, hair, nails. For the care of almost any type of skin at any age. Sweet almond oil fame is matched by the oil already argan, and due to the lower price is becoming increasingly popular. What you can use sweet almond oil? And what the effects of his actions, you can expect?

Sweet almond oil is known to care from antiquity. Over the years was oil after which there most often in skin care of infants and young children and the care of your hands and hair. With the increasing popularity of natural cosmetics, and what goes with it is a vegetable oil, sweet almond oil is experiencing its second youth. What affects it, that is considered a hit natural care?

The properties of the oils sweet almond oil

Sweet almond oil of a pale yellow colour, a delicate sweet flavor and almost niewyczuwalnym smell squeezed out cold almond seed (his sweet varieties). This is an oil rich in vitamin E, jednonasycone fatty acids, protein, potassium, zinc, and many other valuable for skin vitamins (including vitamin A, D and B) and minerals. Applied to the skin effect of softening, regenerating, nourishing and protective. Is gentle on the skin and hypoallergenic. Does not cause irritation, quickly absorbed, not clog skin pores. Supports the alleviation of inflammation and irritation, because it can be used as an adjunct in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema.

Benefits for the skin

  • antioxidant-high content of vitamin E, a naturally occurring in oil sweet almond oil makes it has strong antioxidant activity. Reduces the activity of free radicals, protecting the skin from premature aging processes;
  • softening, moisturizing and oil-sweet almond oil with a fatty acid content affects the moisture level of the skin, protects it from excessive loss of moisture, oils, gently helps solve the problem of dry and flaky skin. Works also softens the skin, making the skin after use softer, more smooth and pleasant to the touch;
  • Protection against oxidative stress, damage caused by UV rays and the action of external agents,
  • Pure skin without blackheads – sweet almond oil is ideal for skin cleansing. Not only does it make the removal easier, it also cleanses skin pores and helps remove even deep impurities and blackheads,
  • Smooth skin without wrinkles – protein and vitamin E that contains sweet almond oil are beneficial to the production of collagen. Therefore, regular use of the oil can positively affect the reduction of the visibility of shallow wrinkles, protect against formation, uelastyczniać and firm the skin;
  • Alleviation of inflammation and irritation – sweet almond oil is beneficial for relieving any kind of irritation, including burns caused by excessive exposure of the skin to the sun. Like mentioned, it also has a good effect on relieving inflammatory conditions and is often used for skin care zmagającej with egzemą, psoriasis and all kinds of skin allergies;
  • Regeneration and restoration of the skin,
  • Supple and smooth skin without stretch marks.

Hair Benefits

  • Smoothes and shines
  • Protects the tip against Rozdwajaniem
  • Softens and keeps hair supple
  • Affects the proper hydration level of the scalp
  • contributes to reducing the amount of hair loss
  • Protects the hair from external influences

Benefits for Nails

  • Nail Plate strengthening
  • Reduced brittleness and nail susceptibility to fractures and damage
  • No white spots on the nail plate
  • Softening and smoothing the cuticles around the nail plate

How to strengthen nails? Natural ways

Fragile, brittle and weak nails are a problem many of us. To strengthen it often we refer to drug nail treatment or supplements. The second solution is really a good idea, because it is interesting to note that weak nails may result from deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. But whether the nail conditioner is for them to salvation? Here everything depends on the composition of and of course there are nutrients that can actually strengthen nails. And what else can help them? Natural and homemade methods that were already known even our grandmothers.

However, before I move on to discuss the natural and effective ways to enhance the nail, I’ll tell what definitely does not improve their condition.

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What does not use nails?

Diet low in vitamins and minerals

If you want to strengthen your nails it is about diet and exclude from it all that may contain toxins that lead to their weakness. Such products include food, highly processed or fast food, chips, candy, fried in deep fat and that contain a large amount of salt. Coffee & tea drunk Al Banco is in large quantities or not will be allies of healthy nails, because from the body of valuable minerals. And they are necessary to ensure that our nails were strong, healthy and shiny.

It is also that the diet was rich in beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A, supporting the production of keratin, which is the main building material.

On your plate you should usually enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits, especially radish, kalarepka, green and celery, as well as nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

Irritant detergents in soap and cleaning agents

This is what we wash and clean, and the washed hands affect not only the condition of the skin, but the nails. If they are delicate products that do not contain highly irritating detergents – super! But if you use strong chemical cleaning agents and wash your hands with soap-based SLS, you are contributing to the fact that your skin is irritated and dried, and that your fingernails are weak and brittle.

Therefore, care should be taken to ensure that the cleaning detergents are mildly composed and that the gloves wear on the hands. Also think of the change of soap for one that will have softer susbtancje foaming and as most often in hands and nails hand cream based on natural oil and vegetable oils.


Carefully made manicure is a decoration of each hand, but you can not treat it as a rescue for weakened and breaking nails. Applying on nails Many layers of varnish that may contain toxic substances do not serve nails and our health, especially if the manicure is made without breaks and nails almost all the time are under the varnish.

A particularly adverse effect on the nails is the gel manicure, the frequent application of hybrid varnish can also lead to the fact that the nails will be thin like paper. That’s why manicure is worth remembering the behavior of common sense, and traditional varnishes are worth replacing those with better composition. In the stores you can already meet nail polishes and conditioners that do not contain phthalates, toulenu, formaldehyde, xylene and other toxic substances.


This point does not require any long expansion. Nail biting has never served nail condition and will not serve. Therefore, if you have a habit of biting panzokci, try to get rid of it as soon as possible.

How to naturally strengthen your nails?

In this section of the entry you will find proven, home and natural ways to help you strengthen your nails. If you already know others that you didn’t mention, be sure to write them in a comment.

Castor oil

About Castor oil and its nursing properties I have already written on the blog (read: Castor oil good not only for hair). It is an essential oil that is great for hair, helps to strengthen and thicken the lashes, and perfectly cleanses the skin. It is also famous for the fact that it strengthens the panznokcie and regularly applied makes it become strong, hard and more resistant to damage.

How to use it? The most common way is to rubbing the essential oil in the nail plate and peel around the nail. You can do this nasączając a lightly heated oil in a cosmetic petal. The second way is to mask the yolks, castor oil and a few drops of lemon – mix all ingredients, rub in your hands and wear gloves. Wash after 30 minutes. This treatment is not only for nails, but it also regenerates the skin of the hand and helps lighten the pigmentation.

Sweet Almond Oil

The second natural oil that works well in nail care is sweet almond oil. You can use it just like castor oil, or immerse your entire hands in a bath prepared with slightly heated oil. Sweet Almond oil will make your nails stronger, shiny plate, soft skinned, and palms smooth and pleasant to the touch.

Olej argan

Argan oil is a wealth of vitamin E and has a great impact on the health of your nails. Regularly used makes the nails are less brittle and susceptible to damage, grow faster, and nicely presented. Naturally takes care of the beautiful appearance of the hands and cuticles.

How to use argan oil to nails? Like castor oil, you can with the help of cosmetic flakes “rub” the nails. You can also prepare a warm bath for your hands, combine argan oil with equally great on nails with olive oil. And before bed, you can rub in the nails and hands argan oil mixed with a few drops of lemon juice. Be sure to sign up on the palms of gloves and remove them only in the morning.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant with exceptional properties and very versatile. Successfully you can use it also in nail care. If you want to care and regeneration of the skin get cut Aloe leaf and rubbing the skin around the nail. And to strengthen the plate, prepare a simple serum Aloe Vera body: a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel mix with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and with the help of a petal of cosmetic wcieraj serum in the nails.

Homemade oil serum

If your nails are in very bad condition, try podziałać for not comprehensively and prepare oil serum, which will strengthen the plate, will help it regenerate, hydrate and will make your nails grow faster. You need this: 10 tablespoons argan oil, 3 drops of essential oil of Rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon and grapefruit. Mix them together in butelczce and use 2 times a day. For the preservation of essential oils, serum keep in the refrigerator.

The infusion of Rosemary

Strengthen the panzokci can help too, Rosemary. Just 2 times a week you will soak your hands in an infusion prepared with 2 tablespoons of Rosemary and a glass of water. The bath should last about 10 minutes.


Known for is the antidote on almost all the garlic, nails also can help. You can use it in 2 ways. A few chopped cloves of garlic put into a glass of water, leave for 10 minutes, and then immerse yourself in the nails and hold for 20 minutes. Repeat the treatment twice a week. The second way is to squash a clove of garlic, mixing it with a teaspoon of olive oil and body scrub it. Such a “conditioner” should remain on the nails at least 10 minutes.

Toothpaste and composition – what to look for

Toothpastes belong to these cosmetic products, after which we reach the most common and without which we do not imagine daily hygiene. Their job is to take care of the purity of the teeth and oral cavity, protecting the teeth against decay, paradontozą and nazębnym stone and of course refreshing the breath. Unfortunately, there are still many toothpastes on the market that contain ingredients that are not necessarily beneficial to our health. And that’s why buying toothpaste is worth paying attention to its composition. and about which toothpaste you should choose, you’ll find out later in this post.


By choosing toothpastes we mostly follow their brand name (the more well-known the more trustworthy we think), taste and price. We are increasingly starting to pay attention to whether pasta is fluoride or not, because it is an ingredient that has become very loud in recent years. In this post about fluoride and the legitimacy of its use (or avoidance) I only mention, because I would like to devote this issue to a separate entry. Instead, I focus more on other ingredients that can be found in toothpastes and are definitely worth avoiding.

Do you know the composition of your toothpaste?

Toothpastes seem to us to be safe products. Rub in the fact that they often contain ingredients, the use of which raises controversy, eg. In cosmetics. And the pastes are products that come into contact with our mucous membranes, which pass everything to our body very quickly. So if we see substances in their composition that we don’t want to apply to the skin, then we shouldn’t allow them to contact our mucous membranes.

Another fairly important issue is the risk of swallowing toothpaste. In adults it is rather impossible, but in children who are just starting to wash their teeth happens very often. So this paste goes into the digestive system and of course it is excreted, but it can also cause abdominal pain, which is often not associated with ingestion of toothpaste. Therefore, it is important to choose a toothpaste deliberately and avoid those ingredients that are considered the most damaging and controversial.

Ingredients that are better avoided in toothpastes

I have already written a separate entry for the ingredients that I should avoid in cosmetics. This list is quite long and you will also find substances that are worth avoiding in the compositions of toothpaste.

And these substances to be avoided in toothpastes are:

  • Sodium Lauryl Laureth, the popular SLS is the ingredient we mostly look for in the composition of shampoo and shower gel. Unfortunately, it is also added to toothpaste, because thanks to its properties, the cream is creamy. SLS is considered to be a very irritating detergent that dries the skin, irritates the natural protective barrier and causes itchy skin. Added to the composition of toothpaste can cause cavities in the lining of the mouth, contribute to the formation of aft and irritations. SLS also opens gaps between skin, mucous membranes and cells in the mouth and makes it easier to penetrate toxins and other harmful substances into the body.
  • Triclosan, which is used as an antibacterial agent, can adversely affect the hormonal economy. It is also a substance that reacts with chlorinated water to form chloroform and dioxins, which have a significant influence on the development of cancer.
  • PEG-I is another group of ingredients arouses a lot of controversy. The main reason why they should be avoided is that ethylene oxide, which is a poisonous gas, is used for their production.
  • Parabens – most common toothpastes contain parabens, which are preservatives that have a detrimental effect on the hormonal economy.
  • Sodium Hydroxide – PH regulator permitted for use in limited concentration. Has a highly irritating effect.
  • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose is a substance found in a variety of toothpastes. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose is a derivative of cellulose, it is not an ingredient digested by our body, but it is used in laxatives.

Other ingredients that are worth avoiding are artificial dyes, carrageenan, propylene glycol and phenoexyethanol. The latter ingredient is a preservative that can be used in natural cosmetics and in the cosmetic industry at a minimal concentration. It is considered to be irritant and may damage the nervous system. However, there is still no research that could allegation these conjectures.

What about fluoride?

Fluoride, or sodium fluoride, is a component that has a really high interest for several years. On the one hand, we hear the voices that it is the essential element to fight tooth decay. On the other hand, the fluoride accumulates in the skeletal and skin system, and its excess is harmful and toxic, it can cause discoloration on the teeth and affect our emotional state.

It is also said that fluoride in toothpastes is only needed for 20. Years of age and there is no need to apply it longer. That’s why so many people do not use fluoride toothpaste to look for a more secure alternative. And such pastes are more and more and you will find them also in the following combination of toothpaste with a good composition. And for the reasonableness of avoiding fluoride, as I wrote above, I’ll return in one of the subsequent entries.

Good to know

Before you start using natural toothpaste you need to know about the fact that often their taste and appearance are very different from the past, which has hitherto stosowałaśed. First of all due to the lack of SLS-u natural Toothpaste little to , or not pienią at all. The large content of the herb makes the paste often have a rather specific flavor, and the silica additive makes it feel the sand on your teeth.

These paste types are also not white, and their grey colour is completely natural. It is also important that fluoride can be present in natural toothpaste with good composition. However, this information is usually given on the label of the product. And the last thing – when you buy a fluoride-free paste, you can’t be sure that it doesn’t contain SLS or parabens, so always check the ingredients.

Do you pay attention to the composition of toothpaste? What substances do you avoid in toothpastes?