Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Oiling Your Hair

A long time tradition that works wonders

Hair is associated with strength and beauty in some cultures where a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. In today's world , I have never met a woman who did  not have some concerns about their hair, whether its the length,dryness, thining, color etc, they are all in search for a solution to their hair drama!
So what is the secret to beautiful hair? The age old tradition of oiling.Before there was all these  hair products, anti frizz serums loaded with silicone, oiling your hair and scalp was the only secret to beautiful healthy locks and did wonders for the hair. With many people the thought of applying oil to their hair will make them cringe, because they associate the application of oil with ‘being greasy.’ Nothing could be more untrue. Hair treatments using oil provide deep conditioning and help cleanse micro dust particles that cause dandruff, irritation, infections and even certain types of alopecia or hair loss. Also, applying oil to the scalp promotes relaxation, a process which is important for thick, healthy hair since it improves scalp circulation.

What Oils are Best For Your Hair?

 Moringa oil  high in antioxidants, it also contains antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties that help with scalp conditions and promotes healthy hair growth.
 Coconut oil  is a great nutrition for hair. It helps in promoting  healthy and frizz free hair and acts as an excellent conditioner that aids in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.
Argan oil   properties effectively repairs damaged hair – whether from chemicals or the natural elements, it can increase hair growth, solving problems with balding. There are many varieties of these oils so make sure to identify the pure organic products or buy a blend with all the oils to save money and having less products on your shelf.
 Amla oil is used to maintain natural hair color and  prevent premature graying.

How to Condition Your Hair with Oil

The process is not too difficult. Massage a small amount of  oil into your scalp, Comb out to the ends of the hair. You can apply  a hot towel to help the oil penetrate into your scalp and individual hair shafts. Leave the oil in for at least an hour or up to overnight, but make sure you cover your pillow with a towel if you plan on going to bed with it. Wash your hair out,with an organic shampoo that will cleanse but not strip your hair of all the goodness. You will be amazed at the look and feel of your beautifully conditioned now healthy hair.
love yourself...........Kosia Naturals

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Body My Temple My Choices Kosia yourself

Water, Food, Breath, Movement, and Tranquility

Water: Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. Water does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your body's temperature; it also keeps the tissues in your body moist.The kidneys and liver use it to help flush out waste, as do your intestines, so get to drinking

Food: We could get food benefits for the healthy body if we consume healthy foods regularly, and recently this research shows that chemicals in certain foods such as sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli,  work with your genes to ratchet body’s natural defense system, helps inactivate toxins and free radicals before they can do the damage that leads to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even premature aging.

Breath: Oxygen is absolutely essential to providing your body with the necessary energy to heal and to enjoy life! Our breathing patterns correlate directly to the issues we deal with daily. Imbalances in our body, mind, or spirit can be healed by altering our breathing patterns.  The more restricted the breathing pattern, The less air and oxygen you process. You are actually denying the life force from your being. Of course, all this is occurring unconsciously but you can regain life by letting go of these restricted breathing patterns.

Movement: So if you're wondering "why is exercise important?", it is so you can increase your human longevity potential. Certain physical exercise benefits that lead to changes in life expectancy are the strengthening of muscle and bone, the flushing of toxins out of tissues, the circulation of blood to the tissues (nutrients, energy and oxygen), the clearing of stagnant emotions and much more.

Tranquility:  Most of us are rarely in tranquil environments or even get a chance to notice the beauty around us.  Remember the old saying, "stop and smell the roses?"  The true meaning is all about finding peace and tranquility in your life.  Today's  lifestyles are so high-speed, you rarely get a chance to stop and do anything other than mind-race about your "to-do" list or worry about the things you didn't get done. When was the last time you took a moment to gaze at the ocean and just watch and listen to the waves hit the shore? It can be a wonderfully mesmerizing and stress relieving experience. How about watching an exquisite sunset, or the leaves on a tree blowing in the wind?  These experiences are natural stress relievers and can provide wonderful moments of tranquility.  When you allow yourself to soak in and appreciate these peaceful moments you can experience instant stress relief and inner peace.

Take care of yourself

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Kosia Naturals... love yourself

IN SHORT Love yourself

SUN EXPOSURE? The sun breaks down skin elasticity,making it more wrinkled. Therefore the skin lacks the ability to bounce back because the elastin resists stretching. Sun induced aging can affect the entire face but there are some areas, like around the eyes and the chin, where it's more noticeable.

Signs of sun damage:

  • Dryness
  • Changes in texture
  • Age Spots
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Lines and Wrinkles

EXCESSIVE WEIGHT LOSS? Too little fat in the face can cause your features to appear gaunt and hollowed, making you look older than you really are. Fat in the face is necessary for that youthful plumpness that we all desire.Think of the face as a balloon, when air is deflated form the balloon it just sags and hangs.

Signs of excessive weight loss:

  • Under eye hollows
  • Deep Folds
  • Droopy Jaw Line
  • Flat cheeks

SMOKE? Smoking is not only bad for you internally, it's also terrible for your skin and your lips. Smoking brings a whole host of negative influences that have a direct effect on your skin and face. Nicotine causes yellowness to the skin and the constant exposure forces the blood vessels in the outermost layers to contract. This makes the skin thin and difficult for oxygen and blood to flow properly, making skin deprived of nutrient and vitamins needed to function,  easily aging you by at least five to ten years.

Aging signs of Smoking:

  • Very Dry Skin
  • Gaunt Cheeks
  • Lip Lines
  • Thin Skin

We are all genetically engineered to repair damage that is endured, but we do it at different rates, which is why it's essential to limit your exposure to the sun, smoke, pollution and keep at a healthy weight. Love yourself.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Discover Moringa Oil and It's Benefits

The Moringa tree, is native to Ghana, West Africa and has been revered for thousands of years as a miracle tree. For example, Moringa oil has been used in skin preparations and ointments since Egyptian times. The oil pressed from its seeds is full of radiance-boosting fatty acids. For more information visit Kosia Naturals - Love Yourself

Moringa oil has tremendous cosmetic value and is used in skin, body and hair care as a moisturizer and conditioner. The cytokinins in moringa are one of the key reasons why moringa is so highly valued.

Moringa Seed oil contains over 1,700 antioxidants 
and is considered by experts to be one of the greatest cosmetic oils ever discovered.

Cytokinins are plant hormones that promote cellular growth and delay the aging process by postponing the death of cells and destruction of tissues.The most potent cytokinin is zeatin. Moringa is in a class of it's own,it "contains thousand of times" more zeatin than any other plant.

In addition moringa oil contains:

  • 4 times the vitamin A or Carrots  - Vitamin A (Retinol) - Topical Vitamin A has been suggested to help build collagen fibers within the skin in addition to its more superficial exfoliating property. This is the basis for its use in minimizing the appearance of fine wrinkle lines.    

  • 0.5 times the vitamin C of orange. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid acts as an antioxidant and is considered vital in wound healing because it aids in stabilizing collagen. When applied topically, vitamin C can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and may lessen the severity of sunburns. Vitamin C is critical for wound repair, for any type of tissue maintenance, and that applies to your skin. Getting the right nutrients is vital for repairing skin and getting new healthy cells to replace the damaged ones. 
  • Vitamin E - Vitamin E is another antioxidant that shows to have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. When applied topically, vitamin E has been shown to improve moisturizing, softness and smoothness and also provides protection.

Moringa Oil Benefits:
  1. Delays the aging process
  2. Helps build collagen which improves skin conditions
  3. Natural Healing emollient(helps with dry,rough skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis)
  4. Protects your skin from environmental damage
  5. Helps improve scalp circulation (which aids in preventing hair loss) 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Skin Care Secrets

 Sleep, Hydrate, Cleanse, Exfoliate, Tone, Moisturize.
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Sleep! If you’re not getting enough sleep, the first place the signs will appear is on your skin. At night, the skin is hard at work reversing the damage inflicted from the day. “A good night’s sleep is necessary for healthy skin.

Hydrate! When you start to stay hydrated and consume 3-4 litres of water per day you will also begin to notice some dramatic changes to your skin. Problems such as acne, dryness, eczema, psoriasis and more will start to disappear. Why? When dehydrated, the body preserves the water supply to critical organs, such as the brain and the heart, but “cuts off water” to peripheral organs such as skin.Being hydrated also ensures that your body’s cells are able to function effectively, for nutrient absorption, blood building and circulating and to help the body remove toxins.
Cleanse! Cleansing is one of the most important processes which our face must get everyday. This is the main reason why our face still remains ageless and spotless despite the many things we put on it.In addition, daily cleansing can also help clean up your face from the harmful bacteria, dirt, sweat, and pollution which it can accumulate everyday. These are the factors responsible for giving you acne breakouts.Cleansing also help promote proper blood circulation on our face. 
Exfoliate! Skin exfoliation certainly does improve your complexion in terms of its feel and overall appearance.  The process removes the outer dermis layer revealing the new healthier cells.  This reveals a younger looking and softer appearance.  Increased cell renewal helps to reduce fine lines.  Skin exfoliation need not be confined to the facial area; it can be done on any part of the body.
Tone! Toning helps in removing any residual dirt or cleanser on the face. It also helps in restoring the natural pH level of the skin.It also helps tighten pores.
Moisturize! Decrease in tissue repair may make your skin more susceptible to skin damage. The cracks that are usually present in dry skin can also make it easier for bacteria and irritants to penetrate it leading to infection. Dehydration can also stimulate premature aging.By simply moisturizing  skin regularly, you can prevent infection and decelerate the aging process. Dryness is one of the major reasons we have premature wrinkles so, by properly moisturizing you can help increase the skin’s rate of reparation and treat premature aging. Moisturize!