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Cold sores seem to appear at the most inopportune times, don’t they. Just in time for that important occasion when you want to look your best. The good thing is, you can usually tell when one is forming. Here is a natural aromatherapy treatment that will have you looking your best for anything.

Put 1 drop of geranium on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore spot as soon as you feel it coming. Repeat this treatment every day. In addition, massage your whole body, including the face and neck with the following blend diluted in 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil:

  • 10 drops geranium
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 2 drops thyme
  • 8 drops lemon

 


Anti-aging Skin Care

Author: Dr. Larita
August 7, 2018

Your skin is a living breathing organ and it must be kept hydrated just like the rest of your body. To improve the condition of your skin and delay or even reverse the aging process, do the following:

  1. drink plenty of water
  2. eat a diet rich in antioxidants
  3. wash your face with a gentle natural soap
  4. use a good moisturizing cream

Be gentle when you wash your face and don’t scrub too hard because scrubbing is not good for your skin. I splash lukewarm water on my face and then make a soapy lather in my hands but you can also use a soft cloth to wash your face. After rinsing well, I use an astringent like witch hazel on a cotton ball before moisturizing with 30 second face lift.


I enjoy being outdoors and I am always out enjoying outdoor sports and activities. I have always been pretty athletic and I am discovering new sports all the time. I have been enjoying doing some kayaking and paddle boarding this summer since I live right by the beach. It has been fun to also do some hiking and I have kept my running workouts going too.

I don’t always really plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, it kind of just happens. Sometimes, I do plan to do some hiking, but most of the time I go out and do something on a whim. My brother is always up for a spontaneous tennis session with me and he has introduced me to some great trails when it comes to hiking and backpacking.

Shea butter has been a nice choice for me when it comes to keeping my skin nourished and looking its best. It also works well for protecting my skin from the elements. The butter is nice for my outdoor lifestyle, as it keeps the weather from taking a toll on my skin. I can use it for my hands, face, elbows, feet, legs, and every part of my body.


Timing of Facial Scrubs

Author: Natural-Beauty
July 27, 2018

A common question that many women ponder is how often to use a facial scrub. After all, scrubs can work wonders on clogged pores, but they can also be harsh on acne prone skin. As a rule of thumb, if you have dry skin, only use a facial scrub once a week.

People with oily skin can use a facial scrub two or three times a week. More than three times a week can have a damaging effect. If your skin is exceedingly dry and your skin is prone to frequent breakouts, avoid facial scrubs altogether. In those instances it is better to use a gentle cleanser twice a day and wipe away excess oil with toner.


A few years ago my husband had a pair of sandals that he really loved and he wore them quite often that summer. Those sandals had a buckle that rubbed a sore spot on the top of his instep. It was an unsightly scar when it healed and he started putting shea butter on it every day. He always puts shea butter on his feet after a shower anyway but he put a little extra on the scar. It worked so subtly that we couldn’t really tell if it was working or not but he put the shea butter on the spot diligently.

Yesterday he asked me if I remembered the dark spot that had been on his foot from his sandals. I told him that I thought I did and that I did remember that they left a dark scar on his foot. He told me to come and look at his foot. When I did, I could tell that the scar was practically gone. I could barely see where it had been. I think I’m going to go ahead and put the shea butter on my baby stretch marks. That shea butter really works well.


If you are ready to start a natural skin care regimen by making your own facial mask, this recipe is for a purifying, toning, soothing and rejuvenating mask. The basic mask recipe calls for 2 ounces of green clay and 3 teaspoons of cornflour. Mix the clay and cornflour together in a jar and keep it ready for combining into one of the mask formulas below. Or you can use 1 tablespoon of this basic formula with enough of one of the liquid ingredients below to form a paste and then add your chosen essential oils when you are ready. You will blend the ingredients together to form a smooth paste and leave it on your skin for fifteen minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and apply a facial treatment oil such as grapeseed or almond oil. Dab the face with a tissue after applying the oil.

Mask Formulas:

Normal skin

  • 1 tablespoon basic mask
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
    Combine and use 1 drop
  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 1 drop of rosewood essential oil

Dry skin

  • 1 tablespoon basic mask
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond or evening primrose oil
  • 2 drops carrot oil
  • 2 teaspoons water
    Combine and use 1 drop
  • 1 drop chamomile
  • 1 drop rose

Oily Skin

  • 1 tablespoon basic mask
  • 1 tablespoon Brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tablespoon water
    Combine and use 1 drop
  • 1 drop rosemary
  • 1 drop lavender

Revitalizing Mask for Dehydrated Skin

  • 1 tablespoon basic mask
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Brewer’s yeast
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
    Combine and use 1 drop
  • 1 drop chamomile
  • 2 drops carrot

Acne

  • 1 tablespoon basic mask
  • 1 teaspoon water
    Combine and use 1 drop
  • 1 drop chamomile
  • 1 drop lavender
  • 1 drop juniper
  • 1 drop patchouli


Natural Hair Care

Author: Dr. Larita
July 24, 2018

I decided to stop using permanent relaxers on my hair in the late 1990s because I was tired of always getting burned by the chemicals. I wore a huge Afro in the late 1960s so I first went back to that style. I wore several different lengths of Afro hairstyles and I liked how convenient the Afro was; I could wash my hair and just go! I did not like the fact that I never could get my hair cut the way I wanted it. I just had to go with whatever the hairstylist or barber did even though I explained what I wanted them to do.

When my daughter started wearing locks, I did not like the style at all but the longer she wore them the more they grew on me and the more I liked them. Finally, in May 2000, I took the plunge (you really do have to research and psych yourself up to do it) and started my own locks. I’ve been wearing them ever since. My hair eventually grew so long that it hung down to my lower back and I have cut it to shoulder length twice but I’ll be wearing locks from now on.

I searched a long time for natural hair care products to use on my locks and I have used several different things including shea butter to groom my hair. The products I like the best are the ones that use natural ingredients such as shea butter, tea tree essential oil, olive oil and bee’s wax. Just because I wear my hair natural doesn’t mean I don’t do anything to it. I keep my hair clean and groom it daily. I really love my locks, they make me feel spiritual and at one with nature.


Moisturizers for Your Skin

Author: Dr. Larita
July 23, 2018

Having moist, supple skin is the product of both hydration and a good skin care regimen. It may be hard for some of us to do but not drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day could lead to dry, sagging skin, eczema, cracked flaky skin, acne and pimples.

You don’t have to just drink water to stay hydrated, you can drink tea, juice, or coffee too although they are not as good as plain water. There are also many flavored waters on the market now that you can substitute for plain water. Another way to stay hydrated is with water-rich foods: cucumbers, 97% water; tomatoes and zucchini, 95% water; peaches, 87% water; and grains, beans, and pastas are also good sources of water because they absorb a lot of water as they cook. Use a good quality chemical-free natural moisturizing product to keep your skin moisturized on the outside too.


Shea Butter Cream

Author: Dr. Larita
July 20, 2018

Shea butter is a 100% pure and natural cream containing vitamin A and vitamin E which both have exceptional healing properties for the skin. The vitamin A in shea butter is important for improving skin conditions including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis as well as properties that treat skin allergies, insect bites, sunburns, frostbites, and many other common skin conditions. The vitamin E in this rich creamy extract may serve as an anti-free radical agent that aids in preventing the harmful effects of the sun and environmental exposure on the skin.

Shea butter is derived  from the seed of the shea tree and is extracted and prepared without the use of chemicals. The best shea butter for skin use is prepared by cold press methods without the use of added chemicals or preservatives. Other pure and natural ingredients can be added to shea butter to make it an even more beneficial product for your skin.


Natural Bug Spray

Author: Dr. Larita
July 3, 2018

Bugs, especially mosquitos, must think my husband tastes really sweet because they always go for him when he’s outside. We don’t like using commercial bug sprays so here is a natural bug repellant that we like and you can try too. Some plants are better than others at creating their own natural bug repellents, like citronella, which has a  very distinctive, sharp scent. Patchouli oil is another plant oil that’s so good at keeping away pests that we can use its essential oil as an ingredient in natural bug repellent. Patchouli essential oil can be used successfully in sprays to keep bugs off your body, and in incense to keep them out of my general area. The oil is effective, and has been used through the ages to get rid of moths, mosquitoes, ants, bed bugs, flies, and lice.

Natural bug spray with Patchouli essential oil.

This Summer Relief Bug Spray has a very warm, fresh, earthy scent. The ingredients are:

  • About 2 oz frankincense hydrosol
  • 16 drops patchouli essential oil
  • 10 drops juniper essential oil
  • 4 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 4 ml solubol dispersant

Blend all the ingredients together in a 2 oz spray bottle. Shake it up, then spray it. Don’t spray it on your face. This blend is in a water base and not preserved, so make the product fresh every few weeks. If your skin is sensitive to essential oils, spray this around you and on your clothing rather than on your skin.

This natural bug spray has side benefits! It’s easy for your skin— frankincense hydrosol and patchouli oil are excellent ingredients in skin care blends.

It’s also great to use in the evening by the campfire as it has a deep, warm, comforting aroma that can help you relax. Lemongrass is very calming to the nervous system, so much so that you can use it in insomnia blends. Frankincense is another calming scent that helps to still the mind’s chatter so it can actually get some rest.

If you tend to get bit a lot, this blend is a must-have! Just be ready to pass it around when everyone else asks to use it, too.

Thanks to Andrea Butje – Aromahead Institute


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