Sunday, October 28, 2012
Natural Beauty products
A recipe for strengthening and creating healthy nails
2 drops Wheat Germ Oil
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
2 drops Lemon
Rub on nails twice a week.
Green Tea Toner
2 oz.Green Tea
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Mix up this bottle of tea and essential oils to balance the pH of your skin
after cleansing. It's easy... it's cooling... and it leaves your skin feeling
refreshed! Place the ingredients in a glass bottle. Essential oils do not
dissolve in water or tea so be sure to shake this mixture well before each use
to make sure the essential oils are dispersed. Use a cotton pad to apply to face
and neck area after cleansing
Anti wrinkle cream
5 drops sandalwood
5 drops helichrysum
5 drops geranium
5 drops lavender
5 drops frankincense
Mix with 4 oz lotion or carrier oil and apply to skin
2 cups distilled water
1 tablespoon calendula (pot marigold)
2 teaspoons rosemary
1 tablespoon nettle
2 teaspoons orange peel
2 teaspoons comfrey
2 tablespoons chamomile
1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil (omit if hair is oily)
1/2 cup all-natural, gentle baby shampoo
Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add the herbs, cover, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain mixture into a medium-sized bowl, add the oils and stir vigorously. Add the shampoo and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a labeled bottle and keep refrigerated to preserve the freshness. You may keep a small bottle in the shower with enough shampoo for about one week, if you wish. Use approximately 1 tablespoon per application. This shampoo will not produce mountains of billowy suds as it does not contain strong foaming agents. Before use, lightly shake shampoo to mix the oil that may separate from the rest of the ingredients.
Make your own brew herbal shampoo
1 oz. Soapwort,
1-1/2 pints of water,
1 oz. of herbs of choice (based on what type of shampoo)
Put boiling water on the dried soapwort and soak overnight. Bring mixture to boil (in an enamel pan) and simmer, covered for about 15 - 20 minutes. Stir In herbs, and store it, covered, until it is cool enough to use. Strain before using.
Use Marsh mallow for dry hair
Peppermint/Lavender for oily hair
Marigold/Calendula for red hair
Make a decoction from chokeberry bark and use to rinse and strengthen hair.
Powder the root and mix with hot water. Use as a shampoo for dandruff and itchy scalp.
Aromatherapy Recipe for Damaged Hair
1 teaspoon Sesame oil
1 tablespoon Sweet Almond oil
1 tablespoon Peach Kernel oil
Half teaspoon Avocado oil
Half teaspoon Evening Primrose or Borage oil
2 drops Carrot essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil
Apply to hair and allow to soak into the hair, for 20 minutes or so.
Herbal Dandruff Rinse
Boil 1 cup of water and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
Put these herbs in a wide mouth jar
2 tablespoons of dried lemongrass
2 tablespoons of dried nettle
2tablespoons of calendula petals
1 tablespoon of dried peppermint
Pour the water-vinegar mixture over the herbs let it sit for one week and shake daily strain the herbs out to make a rinse dilute 1/4 of herbal vinegar with 1 cup of water after shampooing apply rinse and let it sit on the scalp for 2-3 mins rinse out.
Home-Made Shampoo for Dry Hair with Chamomile
Place 5 tablespoons of chamomile flowers in a bowl and add 4 cups of boiling water. Allow to steep, covered, for half an hour. Strain the liquid and add 4 ounces of Castile soap flakes. Shake the bottle and use this as shampoo. Used continuously, hair should eventually lose its dryness.
Hot Oil Treatment Recipe for Frizzy, Dry Hair
Apply warm olive oil or coconut oil all over hair. Massage into the scalp. Cover the head with a warm towel and leave for 20 min. Then take a bath and wash hair with a gentle, natural shampoo.
Hair Pack for Damaged Hair
Mash a ripe banana with a few drops of almond oil and massage into hair. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse with water and shampoo in the usual way.
Recipe for Soft, Silky Hair
Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of honey, massage into hair. Wrap the hair with a towel or shower cap and let it rest for 15 minutes. Shampoo and rinse the hair.