The Chemical-laden cosmetic industry Alternative

Grow your own materials! I won’t tell you to throw away all your personal items but think about it anyways.

Nature’s remedies…Oily skin: Oatmeal w/ spring water.

Oatmeal is protein rich and high in vitamin B. It can exacerbate itching and eczema. Blend or food process a cup of oatmeal into a powder.

mask – Honey and bentonite clay.

Honey will help to quickly clean an infection and stimulate the growth of skin tissue. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Aztecs used raw honey for cuts and burns. Honey is an antibacterial substance. The properties draw water out of bacterial cells, causing them to shrivel up and die.

Properties of Honey: hydrogen peroxide and a high osmotic pressure.

  • Once a week add 1 tsp. Manuka honey to a mashed apple or banana. Leave on 1/2 hr. Rinse w/ cold milk.
  • Lighten skin with cucumber slices

Soft hands: 1/2 c. glycerin, 1/2 c. rose water, and essential oils

Witch hazel (also known as tobacco wood, snapping hazel, spotted elder, spotted alder, bending elder, striped elder, winter bloom)

Therapeutic uses: It contains essential oils that are good for cuts. The properties are soothing and reduce unpleasant odors.

Chapped hands: Sea salt

Bathing and hair care…

Shaving: hand soap with sage
Shiny hair: Apple Cider Vinegar rinse.

Nettle: Uritca dioica

Warning!! “stinging nettle” Wear Gloves When You Pick This!

Burdock used as a hair rinse promotes scalp and hair health. It also relieves hot flashes.

Darken grey hair: Chamomile or sage boiled in water 20 min. Rinse hair and brush through w/ hairbrush dipped in the tea. (I have tried teas for adding color to my hair. It works!!! I tried these and I used some black tea and rosemary essential oil to put a few low-lights in my hair.)

Chamomile and ginger tea

  • Cramps
  •  add peppermint essential oil for tight muscles

Willowbark contains salicylates.

Marsh mallow removes oil from the scalp.

Relaxing Bath: Comfrey or Rosemary.

Comfrey

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Anti-inflammatory

Rosemary

  • Body odor
  • Sore muscles
  • Energizing
  • Mental alertness

Remember to a do patch test! Your skin may react to any of these natural medicines.

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