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Blackheads are ugly and can easily become infected. Blocked sebum become blackheads when surface cells develop sulphides that turn black when they come into contact with oxygen. When you remove them and the opening just fills up again with more sebum; this condition is related to seborrhea, overproduction of the sebaceous glands. Even people with dry skin can develop blackheads, especially on the nose or chin but blackheads can develop practically anywhere on the body, as well as on the face. Wherever they develop, the treatment for blackheads is the same, they need to be removed.

To remove blackheads, get a bowl of steaming hot water with 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar added, put 1 drop of lavender essential oil on the water and cover your head with a towel, being sure to close off the sides too and steam your face for 10 minutes, coming up for air every 3-4 minutes. Rinse the face with 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar mixed in a bowl of hot (but not boiling) water. If the blackheads are loose, squeeze gently taking care not to damage the skin. Then splash the face with a mixture of 2 ounces of mineral water, 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon witch hazel, 2 drops each of bergamot and cypress essential oils.

After patting the skin dry, massage the following oils into the skin. This will help to prevent blackheads from coming back and also loosen the ones that are already there:

  • Lemongrass – 8 drops
  • Lavender – 5 drops
  • Clary-sage – 2 drops
  • Thyme – 5 drops
  • Jojoba oil – 5 drops

Use this massage mixture morning and night. When you wash your face, take care to use a pure natural soap. You can use eye makeup if you like but avoid face makeup and powder.

There are multiple factors that contribute to acne: genetics, hormones, certain medications, stress and bacteria, to name a few. Acne results when bacteria, dead skin, dirt and oil become trapped in the pores. Typically, blemishes consist of whiteheads or blackheads, and can be accompanied by redness, peeling, changes in skin texture and an increase in oil production.

There are several solutions to getting rid of acne, such as all natural skin care beauty products and a better diet.  There are also some commercially available acne medications, but many of them contain chemicals that can be harmful to sensitive skin and I would prefer not to use those.

Let’s get Dad something special for Fathers Day this year. He already has everything he needs and is probably expecting another tie or cuff links. Let’s surprise him this time and get him something specially for him.

One thing you can generally rely on when it comes to purchasing gifts for a loved one is body care items. Most men like soaps and lotions with nice manly fragrances. Dad will be especially pleased when you purchase an assortment of online natural products for him. I bet your spouse, brother or dad will love it too.

Some especially nice body oil scents for dad are:

  1. African Musk (Green)
  2. I Am King Type
  3. JPG Le Male Type
  4. Issey Miyake Type

There are many other types Dad will love too. These body oils can be added to unscented lotion and unscented shower gel for a signature set of three products all scented for Dad. Contact Fragrance World of Topeka at 785-354-4284. Please like us on Facebook.

beardHave you ever seen a beard so scraggly that it made you want to work harder on keeping your beard groomed? It takes about six weeks to grow a beard from a clean-shaven face and during that period you may have problems with ingrown hairs. Whatever you use on your beard needs to be good for your skin too. Beards can trap sebum and debris which can cause an odor and spots. In this busy day and age, you’ll probably be taking care of your own beard as opposed to having it done by a barber.

Your lady will like your beard if you keep it shiny, well groomed and healthy looking but you may lose her if it is dull, bristly, patchy and  smells bad. Using essential oils in a carrier oil like avocado oil, jojoba oil or almond oil is good grooming for your beard as well as your skin. The essential oils that are good for this purpose are rosemary, lavender, thyme, lemon or cypress. An excellent conditioning mixture is 10 drops rosemary, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops thyme and 10 drops lemon essential oil diluted in 2 teaspoons jojoba oil. Use this blend once a day during the growth period. When the beard is fully grown, use the oil as a conditioner for your beard by massaging it into the beard and your facial skin before bathing. Rinse it off with cool water after your shower or bath.


Author: Dr. Larita

Eid Mubarak is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved for use on the festivals of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. “Eid” translates to English as “celebration” or “holiday.” “Mubarak” means “ blessed.” Today is the celebration of Eid al Fitr, the feast after the month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for 30 days.

Bath Bombs

Author: Dr. Larita

bath bombsIn this fast paced world, most of us are very busy and always in a hurry. If you are like me, you usually take a quick shower because you don’t have time for a bath. If I am going to take the time for a bath, I want it to be memorable.  The next time you want to feel special, you should try a bath bomb. This is an amazing way to relax in the bath and make your skin feel wonderful.

Bath bombs are composed of natural ingredients including pure aromatherapy grade essential oils like lavender and chamomile. The fizz in the bombs will surprise and please you and adding the essential oils of your choice will make you extremely happy. Your skin will feel silky smooth and you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Anti-Aging Skin Care

Author: Dr. Larita

Here is a list of anti-aging essential oils that will help you combat wrinkles when you use them alone or in combinations of two or more. You can use these oils in the bath, as a face oil, or for a body rub. Just remember to treat all of your skin, not just the skin on your face. Everyone’s skin regenerates at a different rate so give yourself at least 30 days to see outward signs of improvement.


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. Splash lukewarm water on your face and then make a soapy lather in your hands or on a soft cloth to wash your face. Rinse well and then use a gentle astringent like witch hazel on a cotton ball before moisturizing your skin with 30 second face lift.

When my husband and I are outside for any length of time, he can get dozens of mosquito bites and I won’t get any. He says it’s because he’s so sweet (whatever!) I think they just like his blood more than mine. Now that the heat is rising and the days are longer, we’ll be outside more and I call this mosquito season. Here is a natural mosquito repellent blend that works even better than the store bought ones that contain chemicals.


Mix the following:

  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons of your favorite carrier oil (I like almond oil.)
  • An option is to use an unscented lotion instead of the oil.

Apply your blend to exposed skin before going outside. You can also dab full strength clove oil onto socks, shorts and shirtsleeves.


Author: Dr. Larita

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

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