Yarrow for Beautiful, Healthy Skin, and More!

August 13th, 2006

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a truly remarkable herb with many uses. In this issue, we will talk about growing Yarrow and using it to make simple cosmetics.

Yarrow for Oily Skin and Hair

Yarrow is a wonderful choice when making cosmetics and cleansers for oily skin. Here are some of my favorite recipes.

Facial Steam

Place a tablespoon of Yarrow in a bowl and fill the bowl half full with boiling water. Lean over the bowl, and cover your head with a towel so that no steam escapes. You should be 12-18 inches from the water. After steaming, splash your face with cool water and pat dry.

For added benefit, add one or more of the following herbs:

Stimulating Herbs

Healing Herbs

Soothing Herbs

Yarrow and Chamomile Compress

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of dried Yarrow flowers
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Chamomile flowers
  • 1 cup of boiling water

1) Pour the boiling water over the Herbs and steep for 20 minutes. Strain out the Herbs and discard. Cool the liquid to a comfortable temperature.

2) Dip a tea towel into the liquid and squeeze out the excess.

3) Rinse your face in lukewarm water. Place the towel over your face and relax for 15-20 minutes.

4) Pat your face dry. If you want to apply a Moisturizer afterwards, choose one that doesn’t contain alcohol.

Tip: You can also use this compress to soothe rough, red, or cracked hands. If you hands are dry, coat with Almond oil before applying compress.

Simple Yarrow and Chamomile Lotion

Place 1 tbs. dried Yarrow flowers and foliage, and 1 tbs. dried Chamomile flowers in a bowl. Add 2 cups boiling water. Leave in a warm place for 30 minutes. Stir again then strain off the liquid. Pour into glass bottles and store in the refrigerator.

Yarrow treatment for oily hair

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon of dried Yarrow
  • Conditioner

*Note: Jojoba oil is wonderful for hair, but if you can’t find it, use 2 tablespoons of Almond oil.

Bring water to boil in a double boiler. Add oils and Yarrow to the top of the double boiler. Simmer gently, stirring frequently for 1 hour. Cool and strain. Repeat with fresh herb if you’d like a stronger oil.

Mix half and half with conditioner, and massage into hair and scalp. Cover hair with plastic wrap and and top with a warm towel. Sit in a warm, sunny place for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Shampoo, and repeat the treatment once or twice a week as necessary

Yarrow skin treatment for itchy skin

You will need:

  • 1 pint jar with tight fitting lid
  • 1/4 cup dried, coarsely ground Yarrow
  • a half and half mixture of grain alcohol (Everclear) and spring water.
  • Place the Herbs in the jar, and fill the jar to the shoulder with grain alcohol - spring water mixture. Cover tightly.

1) Store at room temperature, protected from light and heat, for 4-6 weeks. Shake vigorously every few days.

2) After 4-6 weeks strain the mixture through a clean cotton cloth in a colander or strainer. Squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible.

3) Discard the plant material and store the liquid in a dark glass bottle. This preparation will keep at room temperature indefinitely.

4) Apply to itchy areas with a cotton ball.

Yarrow is more than just another pretty face in the flower garden!

  • Grow Yarrow to attract beneficial Syrphid flies (also called flower flies or hover flies) to your garden. Syrphid flies are bright yellow or Black and Orange flies that might resemble yellowjackets or wasps.

They are harmless to humans, but in the larval stage they consume huge quantities of harmful insects, particularly aphids, in the garden. Syrphid flies are important to the garden because they feed early in the season when it may be too cool for other beneficial insects.

Sunny Highlighting Rinse

August 13th, 2006

Inspired by Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers (Vital Health Publishing, 2005).

Shiny hair sparkling with radiant highlights is a real crowning Beauty–but some of us could use a little help in achieving that sun-kissed look. That’s where this simple rinse comes in. Even if you can’t spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, Sunny Highlight Rinse will make it look as if you had.

The formula calls for only one ingredient besides water, but that one has been known for centuries to help remove dulling residue on the hair shaft, adding shine and lights to your tresses. Here is the secret:

INGREDIENTS

Simple Facial Cleanser

August 12th, 2006

Did you know that you don’t need to use Soap to clean your face?

In many places around the world, many women use a blend of Carrier Oils and Essential Oils to clean their skin.

It can be used to clean all types of skin.

As a young girl growing up, I would watch my older sisters clean their faces. They wore makeup and so had to remove it each night. I remember one of them used a Face Cream by or called “Ponds”. I’m not even sure if they make it any more. My other sister used ” Noxzema”. The Ponds was soft and creamy, so was the Noxzema, but the Noxzema had a terrible smell at least to a 5 year old!

Anyway, the basis of these was to loosen and remove any oily residues from the makeup and to help clean the skin and pores of the daily dirt that accumulated.

You can make your own face cleanser the same way by using a blend of Carrier Oils and Essential Oils.

Simply blend a Carrier Oil (about 3 ounces) with a little water (1-2 ounces) and a few drops (1-3) of your favorite Essential Oil. Whip in a blender at high speed. The blender will make a soft whip type oily paste/ cream that you can then use to remove the days grime.

What Carrier Oils are best for your skin type? If you have very dry skin use Avocado oil . If you have oily skin a light oil such as Sweet Almond or Sunflower oil would be best.

What Essential Oils to use? Of course this may be a personal preference. Some oils you might want to use include Clary Sage, Lemon, Lime, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Lavender or Geranium . Remember though, only use a couple drops of one or two of these oils.

After you have finished removing the Oil Blend with a soft cloth or makeup removing pads, you should rinse your face with a little water. After this you can pat your face dry or apply a toner followed by your night creams or lotions if you feel they are necessary. Most likely though your face will feel - oh so soft!

Some women may want to add a little ’scrubbing’ ingredient. There are several you can choose from. Some mix a little brown sugar into the oil (omit any water from this scrub) or ground almonds, oatmeal or cornmeal. If you choose to add these to the mix you will need to use within 3 days of blending. Also, you will need to keep it in the refrigerator to keep them from spoiling.

No matter what you choose, your skin will feel soft and supple. Remember Carrier Oils are very nourishing to the skin. We have a very large selection to choose from including the two most commonly used for face and Skin Care.

Jojoba and Camellia oil are excellent oils but you may want to use them blended with a less expensive oil such as Almond or Sunflower. Only a small amount of Jojoba or Camellia oilwould be needed in each blend. Of course you could use them straight or apply just a small amount after your cleaning ritual.

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Lavender Eye Cream

August 11th, 2006

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Melt the Hazelnut oil, Sesame oil, Jojoba oil, and coconut oil to a liquid form, being carefully not to overheat. Use only enough to keep them liquidified. Then add the lanolin and liquid oils to the heated oils.

Separately, heat the Rose water just until warm, till just warm, then stir into the liquid oils, stirring constantly. Finally, add the Lavender Essential Oils when the mixture is lukewarm. Stir well, then put into desired container.

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Face Oil for Normal to Sensitive Skin

August 10th, 2006

Blend all together in a clean bottle. Shake well. This oil is to be used after cleaning and toning.

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Soothing Foot Bath

August 9th, 2006

Fill a basin with warm water, and add the following mixture. Swirl the water to disperse the blended oils and relax for at least 15 minutes.

Moisturizing Vitamin E Cream

August 5th, 2006

This cream is very moisturizing and emollient. It is nice for rough, dry, or chapped complexions and should help promote healthy looking skin.

Melt the oil and the wax in a double boiler, Remove from heat, add water, and stir thoroughly.

Add Vitamin E, Essential Oil and stir continuously until cool.

After you have added the Essential Oil and the cream is still warm enough to pour, carefully pour it into Salve Jars or Metal Tins.

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Rosemary Honey Hair Conditioner

August 3rd, 2006

The extremes of heat and cold we endure throughout winter can make even the greatest of hair look and feel like straw. This nourishing conditioner blends honey for shine; Olive Oil for moisture and Essential Oil of Rosemary to stimulate Hair Growth.

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup warmed Olive Oil (2T for normal to oily hair)
  • 4 drops of Essential Oil of Rosemary
  • 1 tsp. Xanthum gum (available in health food stores)

Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into a clean plastic bottle with a tight fitting stopper or lid.

Apply a small amount at a time to slightly dampened hair. Massage scalp and work mixture through hair until completely coated. Cover hair with a warm towel (towel can be heated in a microwave or dryer) or shower cap; leave on to nourish and condition for 30 minutes.

Remove towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair the natural way.

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Itch Relief Salve

July 30th, 2006

(Good for poison ivy, poison oak)

Put Chickweed and Comfrey powder into sweet Olive Oil and simmer 3 hours. Strain and add Beeswax. Pour into salve jars or tins.

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Effective Natural Nail Fungus Treatment

July 28th, 2006

What is Nail Fungus?

Fungal infections of the finger and toenails are very common and notoriously difficult to get rid of. Fungi are everywhere in our environment and can infect various parts of the body with different effects. When the nails become infected with a fungus they begin to look thickened and discolored. As the infection progresses and invades more of the nail, flaking, peeling and crumbling may occur.

In some instances the nail comes smoothly away from the underlying nail bed as a result of the fungal growth. These nails will not only look unsightly, but also have a tendency to smell unpleasant as the fungus grows and invades the tissue. Our nails are naturally built to be strong barriers, and resistant to fungi and other infections. However, because of how strong this barrier is, once Nail Fungus is present, it is sometimes very difficult to eliminate the infection.

What will increase my risk of Fungal Nail Infections?

Fungi love warm and moist environments to grow in. Tight footwear especially when used for exercising, provides an ideal breeding ground for fungi. Communal showers are another place that fungi are commonly growing and being passed between various people�s feet and toenails. Any reason for reduced Immune Functioning will predispose an individual to fungal infections. Diseases like Diabetes and AIDS as well as lifestyle factors like exposure to pollution, lack of exercise and an unbalanced diet all hinder healthy Immune Functioning.

How are Fungal Nail Infections usually treated?

Conventional treatment of Fungal Nail Infections is expensive and long-term. Treatment may include topical preparations and/or oral anti-fungal medications. Nail Fungus can be very stubborn to treat and people whose infection clears up often find that it returns soon after discontinuing the medication. Oral antifungals all have significant side-effects and interact with many other medications.

What is Nail-RX?

Nail-RX is a 100% safe and effective Natural Remedy for treating fungal infections of the nails.

Combining 100% Essential Oils extracted from plants, Nail-RX is highly concentrated and has strong anti-fungal properties.

Use Native Remedies Nail-RX To:

  • Treat fungal infections of the nail
  • Treat flakiness and discoloration of the nail
  • Encourage healing and healthy Nail Growth
  • Prevent recurrence of nail infections
  • Treat pain, discomfort and redness around the nail

What are the ingredients of Nail-RX?

Nail-RX contains the following pure essential plant oils:

Melaleuca laterifolia is also known as Tea Tree Oil and is used externally for inflammation and to treat various skin conditions. This oil has excellent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and healing properties. Tea Tree Oil will soothe and reduce inflammation of the skin and nail as well as treat any fungal infections.

Lavendula officinalis (Lavender) is a sweet-smelling Essential Oil with antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. This oil also has balancing and soothing properties.

Cymbopogon citrates (Lemon Grass) is known to treat infections and is especially helpful for fungal infections. This anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil is also soothing and assists healing by promoting cell regeneration.

Syzygium aromaticum is Clove Oil and is considered an excellent antifungal and antibiotic Essential Oil. Clove oil is a well-known antibiotic and will improve the health of your nails.

How has Nail-RX helped others?

“I have had a fungal infection on one of my big toenails for years now! Nothing worked to clear it up long term. I used oral anti-fungals, paint-on products and anything else I could find but the infection always returned. Your Nail-RX is the best product I have found - not only did it treat the fungus effectively - the infection has not returned and it has been 3 months since I started using Nail-RX!” - Candice

“A few months ago my toenails started to disintegrate before my eyes and looked positively disgusting- a pity because I have always thought my feet were the prettiest part of me! I showed my nails to my doctor who prescribed medication but after reading all the side-effects of the drug and how long I needed to take it for I thought I�d try something �natural� first. I tried Nail-RX and it has sorted out the problem. My nails are starting to grow out now and the new growth looks smooth, pink and healthy. I�m so glad I found such a simple and safe solution to my nail problems- thank you!” - Tara-Lynne

How do I use Nail-RX?

Directions: Using a clean cotton bud, apply directly onto affected area two to three times daily.

Use together with Native Remedies Candidate Drops for maximum benefit and to treat particularly stubborn cases of recurring nail fungal infections.

Caution: For external use only. Please consult your medical practitioner should symptoms persist.

How long until I see results?

With regular use the infection should begin to clear within 3 weeks of use. Over the following weeks and months, new healthy Nail Growth will begin to appear. Remember that fungal infections damage the nail itself and that this damage will have to ‘grow out’, even though the infection itself has been cleared.

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