How to Use Black Soap to Remove Stains

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Black soap is becoming increasingly famous for its many benefits. It can reduce acne, clear away dandruff, and even reduce stretch marks! But did you know this incredible natural soap can also remove stains on clothing? From stubborn grease to food, black soap has got you covered!

How Do You Use It?

For minor stains, you can make a black soap spray solution:

Mix 1 teaspoon of black soap paste or 1 tablespoon of liquid black soap with one quart of warm water in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil if you like!

Next, spray the article of clothing with your black soap solution. Leave the clothing to soak for several hours to overnight. Finally, wash the soap as you normally would with regular detergent.

For severe stains, apply black soap paste or liquid black soap directly to the stain and leave overnight. Follow up by washing the shorts with regular detergent.

Where Can I Find Black Soap?

Here at Desired Diva we carry liquid black soap. You can purchase black soap paste at Africa Imports. Keep in mind, they show wholesale prices on their web site so your retail price may be a bit higher.

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Heal a Yeast Infection with Virgin Coconut Oil

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Suffering from a yeast infection is one of the most irritating experiences you can go through. This pesky infection is caused by candida, a yeast which everyone has in their body. The good bacteria in our body controls its growth, but hormonal changes , antibiotics, and pH imbalance can cause yeast to grow too much, leading to an infection.

You can experience a yeast infection in just about any part of your body; the mouth, vagina, skin, even your armpits! There are a lot of medicinal treatments for yeast infections, but one natural option is to try Virgin Coconut Oil.

How Does Virgin Coconut Oil Heal a Yeast Infection?

– Virgin coconut oil is naturally antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial.
– The lauric, capric, and caprylic acid in coconut oil help to target harmful bacteria while leaving healthy bacteria intact.
– The lauric acid in virgin coconut oil strengthens and supports the body’s immune system to fight against yeast fungus.
– Coconut oil is filled with natural antioxidants that are effective at killing yeast and other fungal growths on the body. It also helps your body to better absorb vitamins and minerals.

How Do I Use Virgin Coconut Oil to Treat a Yeast Infection

The first way to use coconut oil to treat a yeast infection is to apply it directly to your skin. First, clean the area thoroughly with soap and water. Then, take a few drops of coconut oil and apply a thin layer to the area. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed.

Another way to control yeast overgrowth is to add coconut oil to your diet. Incorporating 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil to your diet daily can not only kill excess yeast, but lower your cholesterol, boost your immunity, and improve your metabolism. Keep in mind, this will only work with virgin coconut oil, not processed or refined coconut oil.

You can use virgin coconut oil to replace butter, oil, or shortening. You can also add coconut oil to oatmeal.

You can eat a teaspoon of coconut oil plain before meals to boost immunity, preventing future diseases, and improving your weight loss.

Where Do I Get Virgin Coconut Oil?

Desired Diva carries some creams that contain Virgin Coconut Oil, like Vitamin E Cream and Black Seed Cream. The best source for pure Virgin Coconut oil is Africa Imports. You can also find it at your local health food store and at some grocery stores.

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Fall Skincare DIY! Pumpkin Body Scrub

Pumpkin Body Scrub

Fall is finally here! There’s a crisp breeze outside, and you can enjoy the crunch-crunch of leaves as you walk along your street. Perhaps you’re enjoying some hot apple cider or a hayride or two this season! To celebrate autumn, we thought we’d talk about an unusual skincare product you might have in your kitchen: pumpkin.

Pumpkin is packed with beneficial enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which increase cell turnover and brighten and smooth the skin. Pumpkin is also bursting with Vitamins A and C that work to soften the skin, boost collagen levels, and prevent signs of aging. The beta-carotene in pumpkin helps to improve your overall skin tone and reduce dryness and irritation.

So to celebrate autumn and find a fun beauty use for any leftover pumpkin you have around, try out this super-easy pumpkin body scrub! This scrub will give you the healing and skin-improving benefits of pumpkin while exfoliating dead skin cells, leaving you bright, fresh, and glowing!

Pumpkin Body Scrub Recipe

1/4 cup cooked pureed pumpkin
1/4 cup brown sugar (organic is best, but not essential)

Stir the ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your body using a damp cloth. Massage into your skin with circular motions and rinse with warm water.

 

 

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Can Jamaican Black Castor Oil Heal My Psoriasis?

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Do you suffer from the rashy, scaly skin associated with psoriasis? Psoriasis is characterized by rash, skin lesions, and irritation. Living with psoriasis can create a lot of stress and anxiety; having to be itchy and deal with the chronic pain associated with it can make anyone feel pretty miserable. Many people have touted the benefits of castor oil in healing psoriasis, but we wanted to find out what the science was and if it actually worked! Continue reading Can Jamaican Black Castor Oil Heal My Psoriasis?

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The Best Natural Ways to Heal Stretch Marks

The Best Natural Ways to Heal Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are one of the unfortunate side effects of life for many of us. Whether you’ve gone through pregnancy, lost weight or gained weight you may have to deal with these pesky marks on your body at some point or another. Many products claim to be able to clear them away, but which products actually can? Let’s take a look! Continue reading The Best Natural Ways to Heal Stretch Marks

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Can Shea Butter Heal My Scarring?

Can Shea Butter Heal My Scarring

Living with scars has become the norm for a lot of us; between injuries, surgeries, acne, and accidents, we almost all end up with at least one or two that we wish weren’t there. While some are proud of their scars, others of us just want our scars to disappear!

Thankfully, research has shown that shea butter can do the trick if we use it correctly!

Shea butter comes from the nut of the Karite tree in West Africa. This rich, creamy butter is full of healing vitamins and fatty acids that can not only reduce scarring, but soften your skin, heal stretch marks, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

How Do Scars Form?

Scars are caused by trauma to the dermal layer of the skin. The dermal layer of the skin supports the top layer of your skin, called the epidermal layer. When damage occurs to the dermal layer, it produces extra collagen, which works to repair the skin. If the damage is severe enough, our bodies may over produce collagen which results in a bumpy, uneven, raised, or discolored surface.

How Can Shea Butter Help?

The fatty acids in shea butter help to rejuvenate skin cells, improving their texture and tone to reduce the discoloration that comes from scarring. Shea butter’s Vitamin E and Vitamin A also help to reduce the uneven collagen production responsible for the raised surface of the scar. With daily application, shea butter can diminish a scar’s appearance, improve the coloration so it blends in more evenly with the rest of your skin, and, in some cases, completely eliminate the scar over time.

Where Can I Find Shea Butter?

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You can find shea butter at nearly any local health food store, or you can order pure West African shea butter directly from us here at Desired Diva.

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5 Ways Jojoba Oil Can Transform Your Hair

How to use jojoba oil in your hair

Jojoba oil is a thick, liquid wax that comes from the bean seed of the Jojoba plant found in California, Mexico, and Arizona. It is filled with healing antioxidants, as well as Vitamin A, D and E. It is well-known for moisturizing the skin and reducing symptoms of acne, but you can also use it in your hair! Let’s find out what it can do for you:

#1 – Jojoba Oil Softens Hair
The vitamins in Jojoba oil help to nourish and condition the hair, restoring lustre and shine, while sealing in moisture. Continue reading 5 Ways Jojoba Oil Can Transform Your Hair

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Can Jamaican Black Castor Oil Give Me Healthier Nails?

Jamaican Black Castor Oil NailsWe’ve talked a lot about what Jamaican Black Castor Oil can do for your hair and your skin and even your eyelashes, but what about your nails? We decided to ask around and look into this, and what we found was very exciting! Continue reading Can Jamaican Black Castor Oil Give Me Healthier Nails?

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Will Shea Butter Give Me Sun Protection?

Shea Butter Sun Protection

Shea butter is touted by many as a miracle product, and it’s not hard to see why. From moisturizing your skin, to healing stretch marks, scarring, and relieving symptoms of eczema, shea butter has countless benefits. But what about sun protection? With summer upon us now, many people are looking for more natural ways to get sun protection since many of the chemicals in sunscreen have been rumored to be unsafe. Continue reading Will Shea Butter Give Me Sun Protection?

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Want Clear, Youthful Skin? Eat Watermelon!

Watermelon Skin Benefits

The summer season is upon us, and there’s no better way to relax and beat the heat than to sit by the pool and drink some watermelon juice! Or perhaps enjoy a nice slice of watermelon over a picnic lunch. But did you know that watermelon does more than taste good and quench your thirst? Watermelon is packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and antioxidants like lycopene. These nutrients help to nourish your skin from the inside out! Continue reading Want Clear, Youthful Skin? Eat Watermelon!

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