OCM – Oil Cleansing Method

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This method is not only a perfect way of deep skin cleaning, e.g. used as a makeup remover, but also a highly effective skin care solution. It does not affect the natural pH of the skin. When applied regularly, it has strong moisturizing and regenerative effects. It reduces sebum secretion and the visibility of blackheads and is therefore recommended for blemish-prone skin. It gently exfoliates the skin and evens its tone, giving it a healthy and bright look. Moreover, it strengthens eyebrows and eyelashes. When applying oils on the face, we also care for our nails and cuticles. This method is suitable for all skin types. Be careful when applying on highly couperose skin and the skin with active acne phlegmonosa. We recommend different base oils for various skin types. The main ingredient is castor oil. It is known for its strong cleansing properties. Depending on the skin type, use different proportions of the oil:

  • Dry skin: 10% of castor oil + 90% of base oil,
  • Combination skin: 30% of castor oil + 70% of base oil,
  • Oily skin: 50% (max 70%) of castor oil + 30-50% of base oil.

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Flaxseed oil as the basis of Dr Budwig’s diet

budwig-dietThis diet plan was created by Johanna Budwig- a biochemist form Germany. Results of research over Omega-3 fatty acids and flaxseed oil have been exploited for treatment of such diseases as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease,
  • cancers,
  • atherosclerosis,
  • allergies,
  • dermatoses,
  • depression,
  • multiple sclerosis.  

This diet plan is primarily an anti-cancer diet, as its principles of nutrition and hygiene demonstrate broad health promoting properties. It is useful in treatment of vascular diseases, liver degreasing, dermatological diseases, age related diseases, disorders of digestive system and mycoses.
The main task of this diet plan is to provide the body with foods containing Omega-3 group fats, composite carbohydrates, fibre and antioxidants. [Read more…]

Sunflower oil

Sunflower oilUnrefined sunflower oil is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3 and vitamin E, known as the vitamin of youth. It lowers the level of ‘bad’ cholesterol and thus lowers the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. It improves the brain function and prevents joint inflammation. It is also used in the fight against nocturnal leg cramps. It supports the immune system. Sunflower oil neutralizes free radicals and thus delays skin ageing process. It gives the skin elasticity and softness.

Sunflower oil has a delicious sunflower taste. It is not suitable for frying but it is an ideal addition to cooked dishes, pasta and salads.

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Linseed / flaxseed oil

Linseed / flaxseed oilLinseed / Flaxseed oil is one of the richest sources of fatty acids omega-3, which play a significant role in the organism because they constitute the building material of all the body’s cells. They have a beneficial effect on the endocrine system, the nervous system and the immune system and also on our emotional and mental state. They have antitumour effect. Therefore, it is hard to imagine a diet without such a rich source of healthy components.

Everyday consumption of linseed oil:

  • lowers the level of ‘bad cholesterol’ in the blood as well as prevents atherosclerosis and heart attack;
  • supports digestive processes, accelerates metabolism and contributes to body fat reduction;
  • significantly lowers the risk of allergic reactions;
  • helps with different brain and nervous system diseases as well as with depression (increases the production of hormones of happiness);
  • prevents the growth of cancer cells due to the great amount of lignans;
  • regenerates and protects mucous membranes of the digestive system and the excretory system;
  • is involved in oxygen transport and haemoglobin production, and thus increases body function;
  • prevents hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children;
  • relieves the symptoms of the menstrual cycle such as abdominal pain or irritation;
  • is used also in treatment of infertility in women and men;
  • has beneficial effects on the developing foetus; it has been shown that children, whose mothers consumed the high amount of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy, develop better, have higher IQ and stronger immune system;
  • prevents all skin diseases (e,g. psoriasis) and premature alopecia in men;
  • perfectly moisturizes the skin and ensures its elasticity;
  • ensures beautiful fur and prevents skin diseases in cats, dogs and horses.

Linseed oil is a dense yellow liquid, which needs to be stored in a fridge. It has a slightly nutty taste and is perfect for sandwiches. It can also be consumed without any additions. The optimal amount for an adult is 2-4 tablespoons of oil a day. An ideal diet component, which should be used by everyone who appreciates delicious taste combined with unique properties.

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Canola / Rapeseed oil

Canola / Rapeseed oilUnrefined canola / rapeseed oil is a rich source of antioxidants. Due to the high content of unsaturated fatty acids, it has a beneficial effect on the brain function. It prevents atherosclerosis and lowers the probability of heart attack. When used for joint inflammation, it effectively relieves the symptoms. It also regulates the digestive system. The high content of beta-carotene has a beneficial effect on eyesight and the immune system. It is one of the most stable oils – resistant to high temperature and rancidity. Therefore, it is perfect for frying. It can also be added to cooked or raw dishes. It is often called ‘oil of the North’ on account of its similar composition to olive oil. However, rapeseed oil is better than olive oil as it contains greater amount of fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3 that are in a proportion ideal for the human organism 2:1.

Only unrefined oil has beneficial effects on health. The process of refining deprives oil of its properties and is harmful for our organism. The best solution is to replace it with unrefined oil – the product, which will bring significant health benefits for our organisms.

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Coconut oil

Coconut oilCoconut oil – a high quality cold-pressed product. Due to its diverse applications, it is considered the healthiest and the most universal oil in the world. It is essential both in the kitchen and in everyday body care.

Coconut oil can be used in different forms. It is a perfect addition to salads and a healthy substitute for margarine. Excellent resistance to high temperature makes it the ideal choice for frying, giving the meals delicate and coconut taste. Should be an essential component of a healthy diet.

Apart from its wide application in the food industry, coconut oil is an irreplaceable body care product. It has proven to be effective in the form of creams. It moisturizes the skin and does not cause irritation, even in the case of the very sensitive skin. Moreover, it contains a natural sun protection factor SPF 6. It is worth mentioning that most traditional creams with UV filters are toxic for our skin and demonstrate a higher risk of cancer than the sun, against which they are supposed to protect us. This oil leaves the skin smooth and moisturized. Due to its antiseptic, antibacterial and soothing properties, it helps in the fight against acne and other skin problems.

When applied to the hair, it leaves it deeply nourished. It makes it shiny and strong, additionally repairing split ends. It’s not without reason that it was called the healthiest oil in the world.

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Health benefits of Omega 3 acids.

Omega 3 acids
Omega 3 acids

Omega 3 acids are critically important for proper functioning of the whole organism. They constitute a unique building material for our cells. Thanks to them, the cell membrane operates better, which enhances all the vital processes. They stimulate numerous vital processes. Omega 3 acids synthesize biologically active substances crucial for the regulation of the operation of cardiovascular system, central and peripheral nervous system, the alimentary tract, the respiratory system, kidneys and sexual organs. Omega 3 deficiencies cause impaired operation of many internal organs, an increased susceptibility to infections, and skin diseases. [Read more…]

Healthy toothpaste without fluoride.

Healthy toothpaste without fluoride - coconut oilCoconut oil constitutes an effective alternative to commercial oral hygiene products containing chemical additives as well as sulphates and fluorides. It does not only prevent decay, but also considerably enhances health condition of the entire mouth and inhibits the growth of the majority of bacterial strains and yeast. It is very important, taking into consideration a “standard diet of our times”: namely, a poor diet consisting mainly from processed food and sugar, establishing perfect conditions for the growth of harmful microorganisms. It is important to use unrefined and cold-pressed coconut oil – it is abundant in nutrients!

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Coconut oil-based natural hair conditioner.

Natural hair conditioner - coconut oilYou may use coconut oil as hair conditioner before washing your hair. It is sufficient to rub it into dry hair and leave it for about 1 hour, or longer; then wash it off with a gentle shampoo. Additionally, you may create your coconut-oil based cosmetics, which will be more nutrients than all “store-bought conditioners” taken together! [Read more…]

Do yourself your natural medicine – Oregano oil.

olej-z-oreganoOregano (Origanum vulgare)

The herb commonly used as a culinary product to flavour meat dishes and pasta. Called common origanum or wild marjoram. It is a multi-annual crop, with bushy perennials. Who would have thought that it is such a rich combination of active ingredients? Oregano constitutes one of the most effective natural antiseptics. It is a strong ant-inflammatory medication and its painkilling effect is comparable to the potential of morphine.
It was used for medication already by the ancient Greeks and Roman. Its name originated from the Greek words ‘oros’ and ‘ganos’ meaning “the joy of the mountain”. [Read more…]