Black Gold


I love gardening.

Our family had a small plot of land behind our small home, where we grew all kind of vegetables that we need on a daily basis…..tomatoes, spinach, okra, brinjals, chillies…just to name a few!

Did we use any pesticides? NO.

Did we use any commercial fertilizers? NO.

Did we have a good healthy supply of vegetable s from our tiny farm? YES.

What was not done, which I miss till today….composting! I was a teenager, never had a tiny idea about creating one but now I am hugely interested! BUT no land available for cultivation on our own!

So, when I came across an article like this in the following link, I got really excited!

Check it out!    Here: http://www.fix.com/blog/guide-to-composting/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kinabalu Green-Natural Handmade Soaps


Hi! see you again. Let me share with you the main components of the different varieties of soap from Kinabalu Green, so that you will know their individual benefits and advantages.

1. COCONUT SOAP
Great moisturizer – Ideal for those with dry and troubled skin.

Contains:
Virgin coconut oil – unrefined and free from artificial fragrance.
Easily absorbed through the skin, giving it a soft, smooth texture. It makes an ideal ointment
for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin.Psoriasis and eczema suffers often see great
improvements in these distressing conditions.

2. NONI SOAP
An excellent natural healer. Helps to cure skin related problems like acne.

Contains:
Virgin Coconut Oil and Noni extract.
Noni extract contains a variety of powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are very useful because they prevent free radicals
from damaging cells.

3. MANGOESTEEN SOAP

Anti aging properties.Powerful anti-oxidant. Mangosteen may help in a natural way of healing for acne and acne prone skin.

Contains:
Virgin Coconut Oil.Natural Lavender Essential Oil – anti fungal and antiseptic properties,great skin cleanser.Aid in tissue recovery.

4. CINNAMON SOAP

-Skin Tonic – Skin energizer,invigorating, refreshing or restorative; increases body tone.

Contains:

Virgin Coconut Oil,Cinnamon Extract,Cinnamon Essential Oil-Antiseptic,Analgesic and Antispasmodic-Helps to
maintain a healthy skin.

5. SEA CUCUMBER SOAP – With Peppermint

-Skin healer.

Contains:

Virgin Coconut Oil,Sea Cucumber Extract-Fantastic skin healer.Peppermint Essential Oil
fights of skin diseases.Paprika powder contains an antibacterial protein to eliminate bacterial growth.

6. SEA CUCUMBER SOAP – With Natural Lavender Essential Oil

-Healing and relaxing.

Contains:

Virgin Coconut Oil,Sea Cucumber Extract-Fantastic skin healer.Lavender Essential Oil-Excellent skin
Cleanser,Calming effect – great relaxant.

7. TURMERIC SOAP

-Turmeric is natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial agent-facial hair remover.

Contains:

Turmeric Powder-Wonder herb-has great antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.Helps to Enhance the
complexion of the skin.

8. OATS SOAP

-great emollients that restores the skin’s natural moisture.

Contains:

Oat powder-highly absorptive, hypo allergenic, and can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, soften and soothe the
skin; suitable for most skin types.
An amazing natural beauty enhancer. They soothe and heal the skin, while reducing inflammation-slows premature ageing.

Kinabalu Green-Natural Products


Oops!
After a long break, let me introduce another four products under the KinabaluGreen range of natural products.Two of them are glycerin based while another two are based on Lye (Na-OH- sodium hydroxide ).

Sea Cucumber SoapIn the first place, Sea Cucumber is not a veggie but a sea creature found on sea bed around the world!

It is called namako (海鼠) in Japan,hai shen -which translates roughly into “sea ginseng” in China,Gamat in Malay and Teripang in Indonesia.Considered halal in Muslim countries and can be consumed or use products based on it by any Muslims without any hesitation.

To name some of the health benefits of Sea Cucumber on our skin-

1.It is suitable for treating minor wounds, wounds that are slow to heal and skin ulcers.

2.It speeds up the healing process and results in cosmetic improvements for scarring.Act as a moisturizer for dry and cracking skin, and restores a pleasant, soft and supple feeling to the skin.

Sea Cucumber Soap comes in two indifferent varieties…with Peppermint Essential Oil and with Lavender Essential Oil.

i) Sea Cucumber Soap with Peppermint Essential Oil

Natural Handmade/Homemade Soap

Peppermint Essential Oil-Peppermint essential oil is considered by aromatherapists as one of the more indispensable essential oils.

The main constituent of peppermint is menthol, a potent chemical unto itself which causes a quick physical response when inhaled or applied the skin. Menthol produces a sensation of coolness which the body reacts to by producing its own warming effect, with as blood flowing to the area of application. This physical sensation is responsible for peppermint’s long history of use as medicine.

On the skin, peppermint oil is used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness and also helps to reduce skin redness, where inflammation is present. It is used for dermatitis, acne, ringworm, scabies and relieves itching, sunburn and inflammation of the skin, while at the same time having a cooling action.

ii)Sea Cucumber Soap with Lavender Essential Oil

Handmade Sea Cucumber Soap with Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil-The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. Lavender has the Latin name Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its aroma that gives the feeling of a clean aroma.

Lavender essential oil is highly regarded for its relaxing effect on the nervous system, with an overall balancing effect on the mind and the emotions. Besides being versatile, its lightly floral and soothing scent is one that most people find appealing, and is often used as a perfume.

Lavender Essential Oil also noted for its ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing in some cases.

Now we come to the next two types of soaps which are based on Lye (Na-OH- sodium hydroxide)Turmeric Soap and Oat Soap.

Turmeric Soap – Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of ailments,especially in India.Also known as “Indian Saffron”, the aroma, too, is simply wonderful.Curcumin which is an active compound in turmeric is responsible for many of turmeric benefits.

Hand made/Home made

Why we should use Turmeric based soaps?:

1.Turmeric is natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial agent useful for disinfecting cuts and burns.

2.Turmeric is high in antioxidants that slow down cell damage.

3.It’s widely used as a skin exfoliant and it’s said to improve your skin’s complexion, texture and health

4.In many Asian countries, turmeric paste is used by women for skin care, particularly to discourage facial and body hair.

5.Turmeric is also used to help with inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema.

Oats Soap– Oats possess some wonderful skin care properties because they have the best amino acid balance of all cereal grains and a high silica content, making them great emollients that restores the skin’s natural moisture.

Handmade/Homemade Natural Soap

Natural Wonder

Please consider these facts for the health of your skin:

1.Oats are said to be highly absorptive, hypoallergenic, and can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, soften and soothe the skin; suitable for most skin types.

2.In fact, oats have been clinically proven to help heal dry, itchy skin and you may have come across information of ancient Greeks and Romans using oat baths to heal skin ailments.

3.Many people use oats to soothe the skin and ease the discomfort of skin irritations caused by rashes, abrasions, insect bites, poison ivy, and even chicken pox.

4.Oats are also an amazing natural beauty enhancer. They soothe and heal the skin, while reducing inflammation. Inflammation is one of the number one causes of premature aging, and while it all starts on the inside, reducing outer inflammation is also necessary for gorgeously radiant skin.

5.Because oats are slightly rough, they are one of nature’s most amazing exfoliates. They soften the skin, making it super-duper silky smooth. Oats have actually been clinically shown to help heal dry, itchy skin.

6.Oats can also soothe chicken pox, mosquito bites, and dry skin (caused by excessive central heating, pollution etc.)
They soothe mild burns, any type of irritated skin.

Well, at the current moment, these are the range of soap products available under the Kinabalu Green range.
If any of these products can help you to lead a healthy and toxic free lifestyle, it would be a great pleasure for us to seek for more natural products to be introduced here in the near future.

Please contact us for further info on the products by sending us an email to kinabalugreen@yahoo.com

Your feedback will be highly appreciated.

Cheers!

KinabaluGreen-Natural Products


Hi,
Time flies…has been a while since my last blog here.Trying to lineup more products under the KinabaluGreen brand but for the mean time, let me just add the natural soaps and virgin coconut oil!
The range of Natural Soaps includes:
1.Cinnamon Soap
2.Mangosteen Soap
3.Coconut Soap
4.Noni Soap
5.Sea Cucumber Soap with Natural Lavender
6.Sea Cucumber Soap with Natural Peppermint
7.Turmeric Soap
8.Oat Soap

All these soaps contains natural ingredients, hence, the name ‘Natural Soaps’ applies perfectly! No artificial colourings, synthetic oils are used.

Cinnamon Soap:
The essential oil of Cinnamon is extracted from both the bark and the leaf of this well-known culinary spice. A member of the Lauraceae Family, Cinnamon is a tree of the tropical regions of the world and has been used for many hundreds of years both in cooking and as a medicinal substance. The pale amber oil is obtained by steam distillation and has a distinctive sweet and piercing aroma.The essential oil is added in the soap to give the energetic feeling to your skin!


Mangosteen Soap: The purple mangosteen was known as the “Queen of Fruit” contains poly phenols including xanthones and tannins.Its anti-microbial properties helps to hinder the progress of acne.Its anti-oxidant actions helps to keep the skin healthy.


Coconut Soap: The major ingredient here is the ‘Virgin Coconut Oil’.The cold pressed,unrefined oil has the highest presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, with its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibacterial, to name a few.


Noni Soap: Noni juice is believed to be drunk for more than 1500 years in The Cook Islands,Hawaii,Tahiti and in many Pacific Islands.The communities here have been using the Noni plant as a medical and healing plant.For our skin, Noni has notable properties such as moisturizing and cleansing effects.

These are a few notable products under our KinabaluGreen belt now.More to come soon.
Cheers!

Green Products


Hi,
As it is my passion for green products grows each day….I was searching the web for products that can satisfy my craving…promote a healthy living and sustainable life!
Weird it may sound, but this is what motivates me to spend hours and hours on the net to look for real stuffs which I can really promote to another green loving person like you!
At the current moment, I realized that rather than hunt for something that I am not sure of it’s origins from some corners of this planet…I should focus on things that are available around me, which I can really monitor the quality.
Sounds better, don’t you think?
Today, I’m zeroing in to two different products…Natural Soaps and Virgin Coconut Oil.
Well, natural soaps or hand made natural soaps as it is also called is not something new in the ‘green’ market.Thousands of websites are available now which promotes the goodness of natural soaps.Which is fantastic as this promotes the usage of non toxic (if I can say that! oops!).. none chemical based soaps for the green lovers!
The difference that it makes here with the products is basically the contents of it.As I mentioned earlier, I can only ascertain about a product which I can see how it’s been made and produced.
So, Kinabalu Green is certainly proud to introduce natural soaps, handmade,and very hygienic with high quality local ingredients to give you a great feeling after and even before you apply on your skin.
There are a load of info that can be shared about natural soaps which will reach you soon with photos and such! Now, let me introduce another product under Kinabalu Green lineup, its Virgin Coconut Oil or VCO in short!
Cold pressed oil from fresh coconuts is considered to be the best edible oil on earth by enthusiasts.Again, loads of information and facts can be shared with all about this humble wonder product but as this is not an advert for one I limit this short introduction about these two great products here today!
More to come, meanwhile please promote green living in whichever way it’s possible in our everyday life!
Have fun.
Cheers.

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