Out of Hand has just launched a new beauty boutique in the Old Village. Ooh! Beautiful carries all natural and organic lines of skincare and makeup. Ooh! Beautiful is committed to healthy beauty! We are vetting the ingredients in the products we sell, assuring our customers that our products do not create unhealthy dependancies and are not tested on our beloved animals. We are committed to educating and informing you on the products and the difference those choices make in enhancing your natural beauty. In addition to cruelty free lines we have a wide selection of rock salt and essential oils for you to mix and match, creating a customized beauty routine. Here is all the information you need to know to get started!
Essential Oil Highlights
Lavander Essential Oil properties include analgesic, anti-convulsive, anti-depressant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, and diuretic. Herbalist regards Lavandin as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes from easing sore muscles and joints, relieving muscle stiffness, clearing the lungs and sinuses from phlegm to healing wounds and dermatitis. Lavandin Essential Oil is most commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties which will ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. It also has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring. The scent of Lavandin is said to have a calming effect on the body and it can be used to reduce anxiety, stress and promote sleep. It is a popular choice amongst both aromatherapists and massage therapists for its combination of therapeutic quality and pleasant floral scent.
Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties help fight acne and greasy skin. An excellent anti-depressant, Lemongrass Essential Oil tones and fortifies the nervous system and can be used in bath for soothing muscular nerves and pain. Lemongrass shares similar properties with citronella and has a great reputation for keeping insects away.
Grapefruit Pink Essential Oil is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin and is sometimes added to creams and lotions as a natural toner and cellulite treatment. Grapefruit Essential Oil is reputed to ease nervous exhaustion and relieve depression.
Bergamot is used in many skin care creams and lotions because of its refreshing nature. It is ideally suited to help calm inflamed skin, and is an ingredient in some creams for eczema and psoriasis. Its chemical makeup has antiseptic properties, which help ward off infection and aid recovery. It is also a favorite oil of aromatherapists in treating depression.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil are as follows: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous) and tonic (cardiac, circulatory). It has also been applied to combat colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, the flu, gums, slow digestion, and stress.
Rose Geranium works profoundly on the emotions. It works wonders in skincare remedies and can be used to help in the treatment of the following: acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, mosquito repellent, ringworm, ulcers, edema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, PMS, menopausal problems, stress and neuralgia. It can be used to remedy digestive ailments, kidney and bladder disorders and has traditionally been considered as an astringent. This variety of Rose Geranium is one of the most fragrant specie and the oil is used in to perfumery and cosmetics industry as it can be made to imitate many fragrances and is often used to ‘stretch’ the much more expensive oil of rose.
Pine Essential Oil is viewed as an analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, anti fungal, antiseptic, and as an antiviral. Aromatherapists credit its use for arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, catarrh, cholagogue, as a circulatory agent, for colds, convalescence, coughs, cuts, cystitis, as a decongestant and deodorant. It has also been applied to eczema, those with laryngitis, lice, muscular aches, neuralgia, psoriasis, rheumatism, ringworm, scrapes, and sinusitis. Its versatility is well documented.
Verbena Essential Oil is probably Africa’s most under rated fragrant medicinal plant. It is widely credited as being antiseptic and is believed to be useful as a gargle for sore throats and for treating abscesses. The essential oil is high in ipsdienone, which has been shown to repel European tree insect pests.
Himalayan Rock Salt
The Dead Sea is the most saline body of water in the world with far greater concentrations of minerals than any ocean (a concentration of 32% minerals compared to other seas, holding approximately 3%). Bromides and Iodine are present in Dead Sea Salt, including other minerals in a dried form, such as Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium and Potassium. All these minerals work together as regulators of cell activity and daily functioning, relieving muscular pain and stabilizing fluid levels in the body. Our Fine Dead Sea Salt variety is white in color and has a consistency similar to table salt. The rough nature of the salt lends itself to skin scrubs (exfoliation) and can also be used with Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate). We recommend you try Dead Sea Salt as a body scrub or just as a relaxing additive to your baths.
Also Known as Himalayan Rock Salt, this salt is hand-mined and harvested from ancient salt beds, deep under the Himalayan Mountains. Rich in over 80 minerals and trace elements, some of the most notable being calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, this salt is considered to be the purest form of salt available. For therapeutic purposes, the Himalayan can be used in baths to relax the body, stimulate circulation, sooth sore muscles, and remove toxins. It is reputed to assist with relief from arthritis, skin rashes, wounds, and flu and fever symptoms.
Here are a few great recipes to try at home!
Therapeutic Bath Recipe
Dissolve 2 cups of salt in bath. Soak for no more than 20 minutes as this mixture will refresh and rejuvenate the body.
Facial Steam Recipe
For treating respiratory ailments, asthma or bronchitis, boil 2 cups water, add salt to water, cover your head with a towel to create a “tent”, and inhale the vapors for 10-15 minutes.
Body Scrub & Soak Recipe
In a small bowl mix 6 drops Clementine, 6 drops Grapefruit Pink, 6 drops Mandarin Essential Oils and 3 teaspoon honey into 2 cups Dead Sea Salts. Hop into the bath water and wet your body (don’t make the water too hot or you will get sleepy and not refreshed). Stand up in the bath and take a handful of the salt mixture at a time and scrub down your entire body. Let the mixture fall into the tub. Soak for no more than 20 minutes as this mixture is to refresh and rejuvenate. Massage your entire body with Jojoba oil blended with your favorite essential oil combination and allow the oil to absorb into your skin.