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Natural Skin Care for Winter III

Author: Dr. Larita
December 14, 2017

No matter how thoroughly you moisturize them, the skin on your hands is going to dry out, but you can reduce the risk of cracks and bleeding by applying a strong hand cream at least three times daily. Try to avoid harsh soaps and excessively hot water when washing your hands, and re-apply hand cream after every cleaning.

Essential oils can also help to keep your hands looking their best. You can simply blend the essential oils for your specific problem into your hand cream.

  • Antiseptic Oils: rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, lavender, lime
  • Oils for Dry Hands: rose, geranium, sandalwood, patchouli, carrot
  • Oils for Neglected Hands: rose, lemon, geranium, patchouli

Cooler temperatures will always make effective skincare more difficult. However, with natural skincare, a few minor changes to your regular routine will go a long way in keeping your skin beautiful.

Natural Skin Care for Winter II

Author: Dr. Larita
December 13, 2017

We’re continuing our blog on natural skin care for the cold weather season. We want to help you keep your skin healthy and radiant with a few changes to your warm weather skin care.

Your normal exfoliating practice might be very effective during the warm months, but it could prove to be too much for the cold season. Frequent or vigorous scrubs and cleanses will expose your new young skin to the harsh, dry air of winter without enough protection. If your moisturizing routine is still leaving you dry after exfoliating, consider cutting back on your weekly scrubs and instead use a natural exfoliating soap that can be used daily.

The following oil works very well when used after the drying conditions of winter activities. It is a thick oil but is great in protecting your face when it is exposed to sunburn after skiing, sailing, or hiking.

  • Chamomile – 10 drops
  • Geranium – 10 drops
  • Lavender – 10 drops
    Diluted in
  • Jojoba oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Evening primrose oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond oil – 2 teaspoons

Blend these ingredients together well and gently massage into the skin every night before bed and also during the day as a sunscreen.

Natural Skin Care for Winter

Author: Dr. Larita
December 12, 2017

For many people, the first signs of winter are a welcome reprieve from sweltering heat, but saying goodbye to those summer sweats can wreak havoc on your skin. Even a slight chill can lead to unwanted dryness but a few simple changes to your daily routine will help keep your skin radiant and healthy.

At the first sign of cold weather, look for skincare products and makeups that contain powerful moisturizers. Face creams should be working hard to protect your skin from those blustery breezes, and your makeup should be no different. Choose products that might be heavier than your regular brand, but not so heavy that they clog your pores. Look for solutions that are particularly effective on your T-zone, as this area is most prone to dryness.

Cooler temperatures always make effective skincare more difficult so make the switch to winter skincare products early. Use your winter-ready products daily to help fight the effects of winter weather and keep your skin healthy.

Prevent Teen Skin Breakouts

Author: Dr. Larita
December 7, 2017

My daughter paid off her car loan (big celebration) and asked me to go pick up her title from the dealer because she no longer lives here. I was just going to run in and run out but you know what happens to the best laid plans. I asked for the papers and the receptionist was looking them up but couldn’t find them so the office manager came over and started to help. He told me they were serving sandwiches to their customers today and asked me to go make myself a sandwich while they did a little digging for the correct papers. While I was making a turkey  sandwich with all the fixings, the receptionist got a call from her son.

She and the office manager started discussing teenaged children and the receptionist said she remembers what she was doing at the same age her daughter is now and she is very worried because her son had just called to tell her that her daughter had invited her boyfriend over while mom was at work. I told her I had more problems like that with my girls than I ever had with my son. The office manager said he only has a 12 year old son and his biggest problem so far is that his skin just started  breaking out with pimples. You know I had to put my two cents in about skin problems. I told him to get his son some Dudu-Osun African Black Soap and also some shea butter so he can get rid of the pimples. He surprised me by saying  he wanted to get him some natural products instead of the ones with the expensive commercials and infomercials because he thinks natural products are better for you. I was all set to go into the whys and wherefores but I didn’t have to, he already knew about our natural products. You should try it too if you have any problems with your skin.

Skin Tightening Cream Helps Me Stay Youthful

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 5, 2017

The skin tightening cream that I have been using is awesome when it comes to staying youthful and looking my best. I want to stay as young-looking as possible and finding good skin care products has helped me to do just that. I use this cream as part of my daily skincare routine and I love the results that I have gotten so far.

I want to feel confident and beautiful on a daily basis and I feel that my day goes much better when I am looking and feeling my best. I find it very important to have the right beauty products that help me to perfect my daily routine. My skin cream is great for my skin and it gives me vitamin E and other pure ingredients that are great for my health.

I wish I had discovered the skin tightening cream earlier because I have been so happy with it. Keeping my youthful glow alive is easy with this skin cream. I can use it to give me beautiful, soft, and glowing skin that will stay beautiful as I age. I get a lot of compliments on my skin and it is all thanks to the wonderful skin cream I have been using.

Love Shopping For Online Natural Products

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 4, 2017

I like to shop online for all of my needs when it comes to getting the best natural products for my health and for my life. Shopping online is great and I am always looking forward to finding what I need online whether I am looking for some essential oils or for something that I can use in the bath and shower. I can always find some great gifts as well.

Doing some online shopping is easy and convenient and I can always find something that works really well for me. I love to shop online and avoid dealing with traffic and crammed parking lots. Living in the Seattle area means dealing with traffic all the time and it is a hassle to go anywhere. I love being able to avoid all that when doing my online shopping.

I can find some great online natural products that work really well when it comes to having my best health and looking my best. I can enjoy finding some massage oil or some hair products that keep my hair really shiny and soft. I feel really good about using natural products and they help me to stay ready for each busy day.

Natural Skin Care for Men

Author: Dr. Larita
November 17, 2017

We women constantly talk about how to care for our skin because we  love to look beautiful but most men aren’t concerned with their skin until there is a problem that needs solving. Your face is the first thing people notice about you. Here are a few tips to ensure that your skin stays healthy and you look good.

  • Cleanse by washing your face daily with a natural soap that not only cleanses but also exfoliates so that you get a deep cleansing, your pores stay clear and your face looks healthy.
  • Tone your skin with a natural astringent containing 1 ounce witch hazel, 3 ounces distilled water, 1 teaspoon cider vinegar and the following essential oils: 2 drops juniper berry, 1 drop lime and 1 drop grapefruit. This mixture must be shaken each time you use it.
  • Moisturize your face daily with a natural moisturizer that contains no alcohol or fragrances.
  • Protect your skin by: avoiding overexposure to the sun, eating healthy, staying in shape with exercise, and steering clear of alcohol, smoking, fatigue and stress.

Natural Shaving Cream for Men

Author: Dr. Larita
November 16, 2017

man shavingPreviously we discussed a natural shaving cream for women. Actually, anyone can use it but the geranium essential oil in the recipe smells so pretty, I’m sure it seems more feminine. Today, I’m saying this 100% natural shaving cream is for men because of the aroma of the essential oil used but, again, anyone can use it. If you like the scent of an essential oil, you can use it for yourself, whether you’re male or female. Also, you can substitute any essential oil you would rather use for the ones in the recipe.

Many men like the scent of sandalwood but if you would rather have  something citrus like, try lime essential oil instead of the sandalwood.

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon unscented castile soap
  • 10 to 15 drops sandalwood essential oil
  1. Place the shea butter and coconut oil in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whip with a mixer until well combined and it has fluffed up to almost triple it’s original amount (usually takes 3 to 5 minutes).
  3. Add the castile soap and essential oil. Whip again for 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended.
  4. Place shaving cream in a glass jar. Store covered. Use as desired.

Adapted from Six Dollar Family

Aromatherapy Shaving Cream

Author: Dr. Larita
November 15, 2017

I have no hair on my legs or under my arms so I do not have to shave them and this blog is not about my own experience. We have a customer who gave us a great idea. She purchases our unscented hair conditioner and uses it as her shaving cream. She boasts that it is the best thing she has ever used to shave her legs and underarms.

When she told us about this, we were intrigued so we asked her if we could add 20 drops of lavender essential oil to her 8 ounce bottle of unscented hair conditioner. She wanted to know what the lavender will do. We explained that lavender is antibacterial and will act as an antiseptic if you cut yourself while shaving. The lavender will accelerate healing of cuts and nicks that are inevitable when you shave delicate areas often.

When this customer returns to Fragrance World of Topeka, I will let you know what her response is to the lavender in her conditioner. She was already excited about using the unscented conditioner as a shaving cream because she discovered that use on her own. Why don’t you try it too. I believe you will be happy with either the conditioner alone or with the addition of lavender essential oil.

What to Use for Dry Skin

Author: Dr. Larita
November 14, 2017

Are you confused about whether to use an ointment, a lotion or a cream to relieve your dry skin? These terms describe the way skin care products are prepared. Ointments are prepared using oil and may stay on your skin longer but many people don’t like them because they are  greasy and don’t soak into the skin. Creams are less oily than ointments and can be made from natural products so they do soak into the skin easily. Lotions are water-based and get absorbed into the skin quickly, causing instant, but not long-lasting, relief. For longer-lasting relief, choose ointments or creams.

If you have dry or itchy skin, avoid using too much soap, antiperspirants,  hot baths or anything else that removes your natural oils. Skin dryness and itchiness is worse when the humidity is low and you should definitely avoid stress, too much exposure to the sun, and smoking or secondhand smoke.

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