Special Bath Recipes

October 4th, 2005

On occasion it is beneficial to take time to Relax in a soothing special bath and smooth the skin.

Depending on what you put into the water, a bath can be:

a. Nourishing b. Stimulating c. Toning d. Soothing e. Relaxing

Easy additions to the bath water are as follows:

a. 1 cup of vinegar: Soften water / soothe dry and itching skin b. 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal: Soothe / soften skin c. 1 cup of powdered milk: Nourish skin / combat dryness d. 1 large spoon of honey: Relieve tiredness / Sleeplessness e. Orange or Lemon peel: For a pleasant odour f. 2 tablespoons of laundry starch: Tighten / smooth skin g. 2 handfuls of Epsom salts: Combat tiredness

Herbal Bath Treatments

Herbal baths have traditionally been incorporated into a Beauty treatment regime. The more popular Herbs for the bath include the following:

Natural Deep Treatments For Beautiful Hair

October 4th, 2005

Hot Oil Treatment

Ingredients:

Directions Mix well. I put this on my wet hair, wrap in a towel on my head, wear it for 20 minutes & Shampoo! Awesome!

Another Hot Oil Treatment

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine ingredients then warm on low heat. massage mixture into the scalp and hair. Wrap hair in a hot towel for 15 minutes. Shampoo & rinse out.

RUSSIAN HAIR TREATMENT PACK

This is better than a simple hot oil treatment. It leaves the hair looking stunning-thick, luxuriant, and shiny. The effects last a long time, even the light scent of the Essential Oil will linger through several shampoos.

2 egg yolks, slightly beaten 1 tablespoon oil (Safflower, almond, coconut, or walnut 1 drop Essential Oil (lemon, Tangerine, Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Rosemary)

Before applying, moisten the hair very slightly by running wet fingers through it, then massage the egg mixture into hair and scalp. Wrap head in a towel (and plastic if desired) and sit back in a sauna, take a long hot bath, or Relax in a warm place. (The heat of a sauna is the best environment for this treatment.) Leave the pack on for one hour, if possible, even two or three!

To cleanse, rinse hair in warm water, then apply a lot of Shampoo directly to the hair, wash well, and rinse. If you’ve used enough Shampoo, only one wash is needed.

Rosemary Hot Oil Treatment

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine ingredients then heat up until warm. Strain. Coat the entire scalp and ends of hair with the oil mixture. Wrap hair in saran wrap and a towel over that, leave on for 15 minutes. Wash hair twice to remove the oil. Use this treament twice a month or when your needs a Deep Conditioning. Leaves your hair shiny and rehydrated.

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Natural Care For Burns and Scalds

October 4th, 2005

For Teas, the rule of thumb is, one teaspoon of herb per cup of boiling water unless otherwise noted.

Unless otherwise noted, steep leaves 5 to 10 minutes in a covered container, twigs, bark and roots, steep 10 to 15 minutes (covered).

Aloe Vera - the juice from the leaves is applied directly on the burn.

Bilberry - Spread berry extract on cleansed skin and cover with a cotton bandage.

Bittersweet - for burns and scalds bathe with extract from the year old greenish brown shoots (or purchase extract). Note, for general skin toning, purchase extract and take a teaspoonful in a little water (this helps the body to Eliminate Toxins).

Burdock - bruise the leaves, combine with egg whites and make a poultice to apply to the burn.

Chickweed - can be used by Bruising the leaves and creating a poultice, extracting the juice and applying it to the burn, or by boiling a couple handfuls of the herb in 2 quarts of water for 10 minutes, then cooled and used as a wash.

Comfrey - the entire plant can be used, mash to a pulp, and apply as a poultice to the burn.

Echinacea- extract from the root… bruised leaves as a poultice

Golden Seal - the powdered root is used in a wash (note: Golden Seal will stain)

Houseleek - (also known as stone crop or Jupiter’s eye, not a member of the allium family) use the juice from the leaves or bruised leaves as a poultice to apply to the burn.

Hyssop - bruise the herb and apply as a poultice

Marshmallow - the juice from the root, and bruised leaves from the plant are used with egg white to make an adhesive poultice which soothes an cleanses the burn.

Nettle- a tincture (herb is soaked in alcohol for 14 days, then filtered, some also add Glycerin mainly as a preservative to prevent evaporation) is made with the herb which then can be used to apply to the burn to take away pain.

Plantain- a poultice is made by mashing the leaves and then applying to the burn. Note some folks keep a mucilage by boiling the seeds, straining and cooling.

Slippery Elm - Tea is used as a soothing wash or can be used as a poultice

Tansy - 1 teaspoon of herb per one pint water, infuse for 5 or 6 minutes and drink as a tea. The strained herb can also be directly applied to sunburn. Note this tea is mainly a good general Toner for the skin, and is not considered to be as strong a relief as the other remedies listed on this page.

Yarrow - 1 teaspoon of the herb boiled in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes, strained, cooled then used as a wash for the burn.



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