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Use Clove Oil for Acne and Acne Scars?





How to Use Clove Oil to Treat Acne?


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Clove oil is extracted from dried clove buds. Since 2,000 years, Chinese have been using clove for its medicinal properties. Assorted nutrients in clove oil enticed cosmetic industries to include it to their products. As it blends with other prominent essential oils, clove oil is extensively used in aromatherapy.   It is very good for wellness and a number of applications. However, let’s look at the subject of acne!


  • The Journal of Immunotoxicology, conclude that clove oil exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. Anti-inflammatory properties reduce acne inflammation and redness of pimples.

  • Another study carried out to check its antibacterial effect concludes that, clove can efficiently restrains bacterial infection. (1)

  • Antioxidant agents residing in clove can kill free radicals and enhance healing.

  • Anti-fungal, antiseptic and analgesic agents combined with other exceptional properties can effectively treat acne blemishes.

  • In 2001, “Girls Life” claims that people who used clove oil for acne gave very positive feedback.

  • Vitamin A and C in this essential oil can enhance collagen production and fade wrinkles.

Clove essential oil should NEVER be applied directly on the skin. You must blend it with a carrier oil or cream.

Method – 1:

  • Blend 3 drops of clove oil with 6 tablespoon of raw honey.

  • Honey is renowned for its humectant and antibacterial properties, which can restrain bacterial infection while clove holds strong antibacterial qualities.

  • Cleanse your face with water and pat dry.

  • Evenly apply the mixed mask over the face and leave it to dry naturally.

  • You can rinse it off after 20 minutes.

Method – 2:

  • Mix clove oil with virgin coconut oil and apply it over acne.

  • This remedy is best used when the climate is dry or in winter.

Method -3:

  • Mix 1 part of clove oil with 10 parts of olive oil or any other carrier oil.

  • After washing your face with lukewarm water, apply the mask evenly or use it as a spot treatment on acne zits.

  • Leave it to dry naturally, and then rinse it off.


  • As clove oil is very strong, it can damage your sensitive skin if not diluted – do not use it “neat” or alone on your skin. You must dilute it with carrier oil.

  • If you experience irritation, stop using it and rinse your skin. Talk to your dermatologist!

  • As an alternative remedy you can use lavender oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil and raw honey to treat acne.



New Book: Essential Oils Have Super Powers®

Our new book is being released in hard copy this week on Amazon.


It is entitled: Essential Oils Have Super Powers® : From Solving Everyday Wellness Problems with Aromatherapy to Taking on “Superbugs” – and it’s a “MUST READ”.


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“I wrote this book to reveal the amazing powers of essential oils to those who may not understand what these natural plant-based essences are,” says Kathy Heshelow.

“But the book should also be interesting to those who already understand aromatherapy and essential oils. I devote a chapter to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria problem and how essential oils can step in,” says Heshelow.

The book also examines why the US is less informed about essential oils and how they are used around the world; fascinating and long history of use worldwide; clinical research happening today; how to use essential oils including Safety Tips; and more!


Pick up a hard copy on Amazon today – a Kindle version will be available soon.


17 Great Ways to Use Peppermint Oil Around the House




Peppermint is one essential oil you probably don’t have at home, but should! As one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, peppermint is great to have on hand to remedy a variety of aliments, but that’s not all! Peppermint oil has tons of unexpected benefits you’ll be glad you know about.



  • Clean surfaces: Peppermint oil is full of natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. Just mix some of the oil with water and vinegar to create an all-purpose house cleaner and get scrubbing!

  • Fight hunger: Smelling the scent of peppermint will make you feel fuller faster and help curb your appetite!

  • Odor control: A few drops of peppermint oil at the bottom of your kitchen or bathroom garbage will mask smelly odors.

  • Toothache: Gargling just one drop of peppermint oil with water will give you toothache relief (don’t swallow)!images

  • Stop the itch: Applying a few drops of peppermint oil will stop the itching from bug bites, hives, or poison ivy.

  • Alertness: A few drops of peppermint oil under your nose will keep you alert throughout the day.

  • Ticks: Soaking a cotton ball in peppermint oil will free a tick from its tight latch on your skin.

  • Toothbrush: A drop of peppermint oil on your toothpaste will give you minty-fresh breath, and it will help disinfect your toothbrush.

  • Indigestion/Constipation: Massaging the oil into your lower abdomen will relieve indigestion pain and get things moving again. Put a few drops into a massage oil or cream.

  • Chest cold: Put a few drops of peppermint oil into an organic oil or cream, then rub on your chest to help break up mucus and open up your airways.

    Hiccups: Applying peppermint oil to both sides of the vertebrae on your neck could help you get rid of the hiccups.

  • Motion sickness/Nausea: Massaging a few drops of peppermint oil into your wrists and abdomen will help combat your nausea. (Do a patch test first if applying the oil undiluted. We recommend diluting it in your favorite oil or cream, though.)

  • Sore feet: A peppermint oil foot bath will give your aching feet some much-needed relief.

  • Headache: Rubbing a few drops of peppermint oil into your temples and the back of your neck will help subdue your headache pressure – or put a few drops in water, swish a washcloth in the water, wring it out – and you have a compress for your head.

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  • Plant maintenance: Spray peppermint oil mixed with water to kill the aphids on your plants.

  • Keep bugs and rodents away: Mixing 10 to 15 drops of peppermint oil with water creates a homemade bug repellent. Spray any cracks where bugs can get into your home, and it will keep them out. Placing soaked tea bags into corners and holes also works great to keep pesky mice and raccoons out of your home.

  • Shampoo: Adding peppermint oil to your shampoo will help stimulate your scalp and help get rid of dandruff


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Fitness Tip: How to Pick the Right Yoga Style for You



Yoga’s physical benefits include increased flexibility, balance and muscle tone, to name a few. The practice also enhances mental health by offering a rare escape from multitasking and a great way for people of all ages to practice letting go of stress.


Yoga can work for anyone, but there are various styles of Yoga to pick from. Choose the one that’s best for you.



What it is: Vinyasa Yoga is characterized by fluid movements and frequent switching between different poses, which raises the heart rate. It makes for a great hour of cardio.

Who it’s for: Good for those who don’t like doing the same poses every week, since vinyasa teachers generally change the routine for each class.


What it is: Hatha is a general term for yoga that focuses on physical poses as a way toward self-realization. A hatha class is likely to be traditional, gentle (depending on the teacher), and often incorporates focused-breathing exercises and meditation.

Who it’s for: Great for those who want to experience yoga’s mental benefits.



What it is: One of the most demanding types of yoga, ashtanga incorporates fast-paced cardio with strength training. Unlike vinyasa, ashtanga yoga uses a set sequence of poses and is usually more vigorous.

Who it’s for: Ideal for people who like sticking to a routine and for those who want a more physically intensive yoga class.


Power Vinyasa

What it is: Power vinyasa yoga arose from ashtanga yoga but is physically more taxing and does not have a set sequence of poses.

Who it’s for: Perfect for people who don’t like practicing the same poses every class, but still want a heart-pumping yoga class.


What it is: Iyengar yoga, established in the 1970s by B.K.S. Iyengar, emphasizes perfect alignment, using props, such as blocks, belts and blankets.

Who it’s for: Anyone with an injury or chronic condition will benefit from this yoga, which is often recommended as healing therapy.


What it is: Bikram yoga is a form of hot yoga, created by Bikram Chowdhury, which consists of a never-changing, 26-pose sequence in saunalike rooms with temperatures that can reach 105 degrees and up to 40 percent humidity.

Who it’s for: Beneficial for beginners and for those who wish to detoxify and lose weight. As with all forms of hot yoga, Bikram should be practiced carefully to prevent dehydration.



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Essential Oils Support the Immune System


Essential Oils are used in so many ways:  Topically and by Inhaling (Aromatherapy), Mixed in Creams, Soaps and Body Products. Bolstering wellness is the top reason many use Essential Oils!



Essential Oils have a healing effect on the body no matter how they are used (that is, topically on the skin or in aromatherapy). They trigger a healing effect or reaction in the brain and body systems, and can help strengthen the immune system.


Mix of lavender flowers and cosmeticOne effective way of using essential oils for the immune system is to diffuse them in the air. According to research, diffusing specific essential oils in the air kills airborne microorganisms.

In a French study, 210 different microbes were colonized, and in 30 minutes of diffusing the air with essential oils, only four colonies were left! You can diffuse essential oils in the air by using a few drops – 10 to 15 – in a regular diffuser with some water.


Our ZEN IMMUNE BOOST Blend of Essential Oils was chosen carefully, and includes Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Oregano, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Rosemary. Each oil functions carefully to helping the body, lymphatic system and immune system!

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Below are just a few of the therapeutic effects possible with certain essential oils:


Rose and Lavender Oils help in treating insomnia. Use them on the spine by rubbing them up and down a few times before going to bed – but ONLY mixed in a carrier oil.


Peppermint acts as a good reliever for vomiting, nausea, fever and indigestion.  Use this method by inhaling from the bottle or using a diffuser.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Herbs

Ylang Ylang helps in reducing blood pressure and hypertension. Bergamot is considered to be effective against, sore throat, cold sores, insect bites, and thrush.


Clove is an essential oil in which no fungi, virus or bacteria can live. It is regularly used in European hospitals.


Dill, coriander, and bitter fennel all act as an aid against diabetes, and are even known to get the diabetics off their insulin.


We Simply Love the Power of Essential Oils!


We introduce three wonderful Essential Oil Blends – with many more to come!  The focus is on our first three ZEN BLENDS is to build a strong immune system; helping to reduce stress or pain; and reduce congestion of cold or flue naturally and holistically.

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Our oil blends can be used topically, diffused or inhaled directly from the bottle!  They include pure, natural oils (some organic) with organic carrier oils.


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Dry Skin Brushing: We LOVE It!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Dry Skin Brushing.

It is such a healthy practice that has actually been practiced through the ages!  See the infographic below from Dr. Axe about Dry Brushing.

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Our Popular and Fab Brush is found here on Amazon or on our Webstore. I am holding the brush below!

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Warmly, Kathy Heshelow
Sublime Beauty Naturals Founder








Sesame seeds come from the Sesame plant, which is grown in Africa and some parts of India.

One of the oldest oilseed crops known to man, sesame seeds have one of the highest yields of oil of all of the oilseeds; the seeds are used extensively in cooking all around the world.

Sesame seed oil is full of ingredients that can provide many different health benefits and it can also be used in many ways, as a part of your beauty regime, having benefits for hair, skin and anti-aging properties.

Here are six of the beauty uses of sesame oil:






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Using sesame seed oil as a hot oil treatment for your hair is known to help the growth of thick and shiny hair. Massage some warm sesame seed oil into your hair and scalp (make sure that the oil isn’t too hot) and the essential fatty acids, such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 will nourish your hair and encourage new growth.  Sesame conditions hair and prevents split ends.




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Benefits of sesame oil are very numerous. Sesame seed oil is a great source of vitamin E, the antioxidant used in many commercially available anti-ageing creams. The vitamin E helps to fight the effects of free radicals, which are the main cause of premature ageing of the skin.



Sesame seed oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, so it can be used as a treatment for skin conditions. Apply sesame oil before you go to bed at night and wash it off in the morning, and it will not only nourish and moisturize your skin, but also help fight blemishes and keep your skin clear and fresh looking.




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Another one of great benefits of sesame oil is that the oil is slightly thicker, than most other natural oils, which makes it ideal for all over body massaging and skin conditioning. Sesame seed oil is widely used in India, where it is said that a daily massage with the oil removes the toxins and pollution from the skin, provides a deep down moisturising effect and improves elasticity of the skin.






The vitamin E content and the antibacterial properties of sesame seed oil make it a good treatment for cuts and wounds. It promotes faster healing and it also reduces the appearance of scars on the skin.




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Next one of the amazing benefits of sesame oil is that the oil can help soothe and heal cracked heels and dry hands. Apply the oil to your feet and hands, and massage it in before going to bed and then, leave the oil on, with a pair of socks and cosy gloves on to keep the oil off the bed sheets and the oil will penetrate deep into the skin to bring quick relief to dry and cracked skin, making it softer, smoother and younger.


There are also many health benefits of sesame oil that we didn’t include in this article, this is why people love cooking with sesame oil, but this is another topic…