Fragrant Herbal Bath

November 2nd, 2006

The Herbs in this recipe will give you a fresh, pleasantly scented bath.

  • 1/4 cup fresh or 2 tablespoons dried sweet Marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or 1 tablespoons dried Lavender buds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or 1 tablespoons dried Peppermint
  • 1 muslin bath bag
  • 1 quart boiling water

Add the fresh or dried Herbs to the muslin bag and close snugly. Infuse the bath bag or Herbs in the boiling water and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes. Let the infusion cool to lukewarm, then add it and the bath bag to your bathwater.

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Autumn Body Polish

November 2nd, 2006

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/8 cup finely ground Sunflower seed meal (try using a coffee grinder)
  • 1/8 cup applesauce

  • Mix ingredients into a paste, then apply with gentle circular motions into your face, throat, chest, arms, and legs.

  • Allow formula to remain on skin for 10 minutes so the Sunflower oils can be released and your thirsty skin can absorb them.

  • Rinse with warm water and gently pat dry.

Makes enough for one application.

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Herbal Sunscreen Lotion

November 2nd, 2006

A good sunscreen has two purposes: To begin with, it helps the skin maintain its natural oils and moisture, which cam be lost through exposure to the sun s radiation. Secondly, sunscreen also protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays, whose damaging effects have increased markedly with the reduction in the atmosphere’s ozone layer.

Sunlight causes skin pigment cells, called melanocytes, to synthesize increased amounts of melanin, giving the skin a protective pigment or tan. But, while increased melanin can act as a natural filter to keep harmful UV radiation from penetrating further into the skin, using sunscreen with a high SPF is still important, especially if you are fair-skinned or have a family history of Cancer.

As well as containing moisturizing properties, Avocado oil, Sesame oil and shea butter contain a low SPF sunscreen. However, they have only a limited VA/UVB-filtering ability, thus you should not use them as your only skin protection. For a natural sunscreen with a higher SPF, use a commercial sunscreen with titanium dioxide.

Perishability and storage

To keep homemade sunscreen from spoiling, use only clean utensils for preparation and storage. Store lotions in the refrigerator, where they will keep for about 3-4 weeks.

Proper application

To achieve maximum protection from the sun, apply sunscreen to dry skin 30 minutes before exposure. Limit your sun exposure time to less than one hour; actual amount of time depends on your skin type.

Skin types

There are four basic skin types, each with a different level of tolerance to sun exposure. People with light skin and blond or reddish hair are Type I, and their natural protection time (amount of time skin can be exposed to the sun without burning) is 5-10 minutes.

The natural protection time of people with skin Type II, who have a somewhat darker complexion, is up to 20 minutes. People with skin Types III and IV, those with much darker skin tones, can stay in the sun for 30-40 minutes. To determine how long a sunscreen will protect you, multiply your natural protection time by the SPF Of course, if you have a family history of skin Cancer, you should always use a sunscreen with a high SPF.

Natural-Protection Cream

Melt the first 4 oils, butters and Beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat until just melted. Add the soy-lecithin, and stir to blend. Remove from heat. In a small saucepan, gently warm the Aloe Vera gel and Rose or Lavender water, and stir in borax powder until dissolved. Remove from heat. When the oil and water mixtures are still warm to the touch and about the same temperature, set the small saucepan into a bowl of ice.

Drizzle in the oil mixture while mixing rapidly with a small whisk; a cream will quickly form. Add Carrot-seed Essential Oil and coconut fragrance oil, if desired; blend thoroughly. Take care! If you use perfume oils, avoid citrus oils - such as bergamont, Orange, Lemon or Lime. They may cause unpleasant skin reactions when exposed to the sun. They also reduce a sunscreen’s effectiveness.

For After-Sun Relief

To help reduce inflammation and cool and Moisturize sunburned skin, apply a thin coat of yogurt or Aloe Vera gel to reddened areas. Spray pure Lavender water or hydrosol freely on sun-damaged skin to keep skin hydrated, help prevent peeling and promote the regeneration of cells. Add 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to 1 tsp. of a Carrier Oil, such as sweet Almond oil, and massage into affected area. Or apply diluted St. John’s wort oil.

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Rosemary Shampoo

November 2nd, 2006

This gentle shampoo has the added benefit of Rosemary, long known for its hair conditioning and strengthening properties. Also stimulates Hair Growth!

Boil the fresh Rosemary in the distilled water for ½ hour, reducing the amount of liquid by half. Allow to cool. Strain the Rosemary and water into a large screw-top jar and add the unscented shampoo and Essential Oil. Shake well to mix. Decant into decorative bottles.

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Cold Relief Herbal Soak

November 2nd, 2006

Use the following combinations of Herbs for the fighting off a cold:

Use 1/2 cup of dried Herbs or one to two cups of fresh Herbs. Crush the Herbs first to release their Essential Oils. Mix the Herbs and tie them into a square of muslin or a handerchief. Hang the bag under the faucet as you fill the tub. The bag can be used to scrub your skin as well.

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Chickweed Salve

November 2nd, 2006

Add about 1 pound of chickweed to 1 pint of Olive Oil. Heat for 3 hours in an oven set at 150 degrees. Strain and add 1 and a half ounces of melted Beeswax to the mixture. Stir mixture while it is cooling, as it will thicken. Place in a wide mouth jar and label. Great for healing cuts, burns, and abrasions.

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Cellulite Massage Oil

November 2nd, 2006

Massage into affected area once or twice daily.

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Marigold Bath

November 2nd, 2006

This will act as an astringent and stimulate. Marigolds have dehydrating properties and can help reduce excess body fluids.

  • 1 cup dried marigold petals
  • 1 teaspoon baby oil

Add to warm (not hot) running water.

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