How to make your home made body glow scrub
Written by ALICE GINIKA SIMEON
Having a healthy looking skin is a priceless thing to possess for everyone be you a male, or a female.
And scientifically it is required of us to clean our pores so that those dead cells can be removed and a more beautiful skin can be reborn.
Although so many people think that a lot of money has to be spent on actually actualizing that, well it’s not totally true.
Because with the “do it yourself” hacks, that’s the DIY hacks, you can spend just a little money in getting the right ingredients you need to put together what you need for a healthy and beautiful skin instead of giving out a huge sum to purchase one.
So here, I’ll be showing you how to make your own glow scrub from this simple ingredients.
- Sea salt (for a less sensitive skin) or Sugar(for sensitive skins)
1 cup is okay.
- Essential oil like (almond oil, olive oil, or any essential oil of your choice).
12 drops or enough to saturate your salt or sugar quantity.
- Vitamin E
2 to 4 drops.
- Any scent supplement of your choice (which is very optional).
Just enough drops to your taste.
Note that if you have a very soft and sensitive skin, then you might just have to stick to using sugar instead of the sea salt. And if not, use the sea salt.
- Pour your salt or sugar into a clean bowl.
- Add the drops of your essential oil and start mixing.
- Add your vitamin E and mix
- Add your scent supplement and mix
By now it will be in a moist form.
Fill it into an airtight container and keep ready for use.
HOW IT’S USED.
Now before use, make sure to soak or moist your whole body with water, then get the amount of scrub you need into your palm and start scrubbing all over your body. Keep scrubbing till the particles are dissolved and you feel a smoother skin.
Now you can rinse it off and use your soap to finish bathing.
Do this 3 times a week as it is expected to exfoliate atleast thrice a week.
So try this and give your skin a more radiating look at a more affordable and easy way.
8 Signs to know if he or she is the one for you
Written by ALICE GINIKA SIMEON
When you’re in a relationship, it’s very likely you want to know if he or she is the one.
“The one” here literally means the one you want to settle down with because there might be more than one person who you can like, or who you like, But there has to be just one person for you to settle down with.
So here are some signs to tell you if he or she is that one person for you.
1. Your dreams and goals are in synch:
Okay, your goals and values together might not be 100 percent exactly in sync, but you both share a very good considerable amount of goals together.
It could be your attributes, your ambitions, your personality, and so much more. But you just discover that you and the one are mostly sharing your goals and dreams together.
2. You feel safe and original around them:
When you’re with “the one” they make you feel so safe and original around them as you won’t have to hide your weaknesses when they are there.
You won’t have to be scared of saying or doing things ordinarily for the fear of them criticizing you.
There is just a balance of them letting you be yourself and at the same time helping you be a better version of yourself.
3. Their Imperfections are not enough reasons for you to leave them:
When you’re dating the one persay, you just have that love that compels you to want to see and bring out the best in them.
So their Imperfections are never a deal breaker for you. It could be how they look or behave, but instead of that scaring you away, it pulls you closer to them to help them be better. Same goes for them seeing you the same way.
4. They are always willing to work on the relationship:
Being in a relationship requires more than love. It requires understanding and the willingness to work together even in times of conflict. So when you’re dating the one, it just feels right that you both are always committed to making the relationship work especially in bad times. So that commitment towards it, shows you that you’re with the one unlike situations where some persons easily quit the relationship when things go rough.
5. You’ve faced challenges together and your relationship is still standing strong:
This is one very valuable point as it shows your deep level of love, understanding, and commitment towards each other whether emotionally, financially, physically and otherwise. If you both have faced some challenges together, and you always find a way to overcome it and still stick together, it means you are with “The one” no doubt.
6. You’re always featured in their future:
When you’re with the one, you just notice they are always including you in their plans and everything that’s very important to their lives. This shows how important they see and take you, and also how they really want you to be a part of them. The same goes for you. You just see yourself including them in your plans and future.
7. They talk about you and show you off:
Once you’re with the one, you’ll notice how well they show you off to their family and friends. They don’t keep you a secret as they’ll always want the people close to them to know about you. And they’ll often brag about you. Same goes for how you feel and act towards that one person you really desire.
8. You just feel it deep within:
When you’re with that one person, your guts just tells you so. Deep within everything about them just sits right with you and you feel it that he or she is the one. And truthfully, your instincts rarely mislead you. So you just trust it.
These primary signs tell you that you are with “the one”.
So I hope this article was helpful.
Do enjoy a great relationship life with that one person and thanks for reading.
How I ended up marrying my father’s wife
Written by ALICE GINIKA SIMEON
A man who goes by the name “John” (real name withheld), has brought himself out to the media to disclose how he got married to his father’s wife.
According to him, he said it all started some years ago when he returned from the city to visit home. His dad who was married to three wives already at that time, was planning to still take in a Fourth wife.
He said he came from a polygamous family in the southern part of Nigeria as his mother is the second wife owing to the fact that his dad is a Chief.
So the life of polygamy wasn’t something rare or abnormal to his people. But to him, he was never cool with it.
In his own words, read his story.
“Coming from a polygamous family was never something to be proud of for me. Infact as a child, I detested my father so much for marrying my mother as a second wife. My whole family as at that time knew how angry being in the family made me feel. But nothing changed.
When I was 18, now my dad was already in his late 50s, the news of him wanting to take in a 3rd wife started spreading. I remember walking to my father angrily and threatening him (lolzz), well nothing changed. It didn’t stop him. He finally took in a very young lady in her 20s.
I was badly hurt with that new addition that I had to leave home. I traveled out to another state entirely to stay with my mum’s family.
I didn’t go home for years because I really wanted nothing to do with my dad and his polygamist personality.
10 years later, my step mum who was my dad’s first wife died so I had to come in for the burial.
Just after a week she was buried, my dad and his people decided it was time to marry another wife, that’s the fourth one now.
I went straight into the meeting of my dad and his elders and clearly gave a warning that my dad shouldn’t think of it because I will not sit still and watch that happen.
Well, I guess they thought I was joking until i did what I did.
Three days after their meeting, a very beautiful and young girl in her mid 20s was brought home to be my father’s wife.
At first, all I wanted to do was cause trouble by chasing her back and upsetting my father and his kinsmen. But when I saw how beautiful, calm and humble the lady was, I had to think of another strategy.
Now before you think I just dived in straight to take her from my father, noooo there was more to that.
By tradition, she was supposed to move into my father’s chambers one month after my step mum’s burial. But she has to be in the household before then to learn certain things from the other wives. So I had to use within that period to plan something different.
I started by confronting her the next day after she came. I got her into an interrogative discussion, and yes I was so rude to her. But after asking her so many questions as to why she would want to succumb to marrying someone old enough to be her dad, I got to find out that she was a very brilliant person with great dreams who was only trying to take care of her family and do their wish by marrying my dad because her family wouldn’t have it another way.
From that day, we got into more conversations, and I started seeing more to her than just a naive girl trying to obey her family.
Well, the truth is, when you keep getting closer to people or knowing them more, there’s every tendency to start liking them. And that was what happened.
I started liking her, well, even though nobody in the family noticed at the time, but I started hanging out with her and we really started going deep with our friendship.
And finally, the both of us fell in love within three weeks she came into our household.
I had to confide in my mum about the recent development, but she wouldn’t hear of it. But that didn’t stop me anyway.
I told myself, if I waited one more week, my beautiful found love will be married to my dad, and no one will back me to stop it.
So I did just one thing, some days to their marriage, after speaking to her with much assurance of a better life with me, The both of us eloped.
I already had money to start a new life, so it was all a little easy.
I dropped a letter behind for my mum and the family, changed my phone number, infact I went on ghost mode after running away with my father’s to be wife.
We started of in another state, we started of a business together, I pushed her to school and we really built ourselves for 5 years. Even though we stayed far and away from both our families as that was the sacrifice we had to pay, but in the end, it was worth it.
Message got to me in that 5th year that my dad was So sick and needed to see me as he might not make it.
I was scared but also desperate to fix things now by seeing him.
I went home finally, and to my surprise, instead of the hostile welcome I was expecting to meet, the whole family welcomed me.
My dad and I spoke about everything that had happened, I apologized and he said he was okay as long as I loved her. He told me how being a polygamist wasn’t his personality but he was not too bold to fight against tradition like I could.
Before my dad passed, I brought her home immediately and both her family and mine united together to get us married properly.
Today, we are doing incredibly okay with our lives and our kids.
And that was the end of forceful polygamy struggle in my family. It is now a matter of choice and not a force for who doesn’t want it.
So, this is the story of how I ended up marrying my father’s wife (almost to be wife anyway).
6 herbs/ ingredients that stop menstrual cramps
In this article, ALICE GINIKA SIMEON, shares six ingredients and herbs which can ease menstrual cramping.
Every woman who has experienced menstrual cramping knows how painful it can be as menstrual cramping are cramping aches and pains that affects the lower abdomen and also extends to the back sometimes.
So if it was possible to omit the painful side to menstrual period, I guess every woman who feels it often would happily skip the cramping part. Perhaps making cramps to disappear completely might not be totally possible, but there are some things you can do to ease or reduce the pain.
You might have heard of engaging in some activities like exercises which helps, like bathing with warm water instead of cold water during your period time, avoiding cold meals, and so on.
But in this article, I’ll be sharing with you on 6 ingredients and herbs which can ease menstrual cramps. Amazingly, these ingredients are what you can add to your meals which makes it very easy.
Ginger is a herb you can use in cooking your meals like your stew, rice, etc. So consuming it isn’t a hard thing to do.
Ginger helps to ease menstrual cramps, and also boosts up strength against the fatigue which comes with pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). It also has many other health benefits too.
So you can make your ginger tea, or cook with it to help give you the ease you want.
Fennel is an ancient herb commonly used in the Asian countries. It is has the power of warming the body up against coldness.
So since menstrual cramping is caused by stagnant or stiff blood that has difficulty circulating, consuming fennel helps in warming up the body which keeps the blood around your abdomen or pelvic area dissolved and easy to flow.
Cinnamon has an anti-inflammatory ability for period pain. It also helps in slowing heavy flows for some people who don’t like heavy flows. So you can take a cinnamon tea consistently during your period days or add it to your cooking to help ease that cramping.
4. PRIMROSE OIL:
Primrose oil which is edible can be gotten in form of supplements. So you can have some of the packs in your home for consumption during your period days.
Studies shows that it aids in relieving PMS, and is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which has the anti-inflammatory solution that eases up pains and balances the hormones.
5. PEPPERMINT LEAF OR OIL:
Eating the peppermint leaf aids so much in pain relief. So you can accompany it with your meals or eat it like that.
The oil also serves as a pain killer. It also comes in from of supplements which can be kept at home.
So consuming it during your period days aids in reducing menstrual pains.
6. PIPER GUINEENSE AND NEGRO PEPPER:
This is simply called Uzizza and Uda in Igbo language. It is very familiar in the eastern part of Nigeria. Now this ingredients are not only used to flavor soups and other meals, they both have very good health benefits. And they aid in very good and easy flow of blood.
So they make it easy for period flow to happen without cramping caused by stiff bloods.
In the eastern part of Nigeria, these ingredients are used for women who gave birth newly.
So these natural herbs/ingredients are very helpful in the reduction of menstrual cramps.
And another beautiful thing about them is that they are natural, so no side effects. And it’s much more safer to use them than using drugs.
I hope this article was helpful enough.
Thank you for reading.
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