Skin Care

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Clove and Brandy Deodorants

The cloves have strong cleansing and deodorizing action, and their its scent is also appealing. Substitute cloves for sage and 2 drops of clove oil for sage oil and proceed as above. Other good choices of herbs for making herbal infusion deodorants are basil, lavender, mint, thyme and yarrow. Choose from one of these and […] Read more

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Lime Sage Liquid Soap Oily/Acne Homemade

I don’t recommend using soap for the face because it is so effective at removing oil from the skin, which can cause the skin to dry out and become irritated. This oil removal is at times beneficial for very oily skin. However, stripping the skin of its oils with harsh soaps can also cause irritation […] Read more

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Chamomile-Infused Vinegar Homemade

Chamomile vinegar is an excellent, relaxing, anti-inflammatory preparation when added to the soaking water. This is also the recipe for an excellent hair rinse for light-haired fo1s. Use 2 handfuls of freshly dried chamomile flowers to 10 oz. of organic raw apple cider vinegar and follow Directions for Herbal-infused Vinegars with Dried Herbs. Or use […] Read more

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Calming Salt Soak Homemade

This exotic, spicy, woody blend relaxes and soothes overworked, tense hands that are irritated and inflamed. A good soak to use before going to bed. Replace essential oils in above formula with 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil, 5 drops of patchouli essential oil, 5 drops of nutmeg essential oil and 5 drops of chamomile […] Read more

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Homemade Creamy Rose Chamomile Body Oil

An excellent oil for dry, rashy, cracked and irritated skin. The shea butter in this recipe makes this oil thick, creamy and opaque. It is a heavy oil that requires a little bit of time to soak into the skin. 3 oz. rose-infused olive oil 2 oz. violet leaf-infused olive oil 3 oz. chamomile-infused olive […] Read more

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Facial Scrubs Homemade

Facial scrubs for mature skin should be gentle and nourishing, with minimal but sufficient exfoliating action. Choosing ingredients that are soothing and lubricating, and grinding the ingredients into a fine powder, will make the scrub less abrasive. In the first chapter you will find scrubs that are appropriate for mature skin, such as the Comfrey […] Read more

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Lavender Rose Thyme Body Powder Homemade

A sweet-smelling body powder to keep dry and deodorized. 1 cup clay 1/2 cup slippery elm powder 1/2 cup baking soda 60 drops lavender essential oil 1/2 cup arrowroot powder 30 drops rose geranium essential oil 1/2 cup freshly dried herbs (lavender, rose blossoms and thyme leaf combined) Powder herbs, except the slippery elm, in […] Read more

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Facial Care for Mature Skin Homemade

Facial care for mature skin usually means using treatments that are very gentle and nourishing, with mild cleansing and exfoliation properties as needed. As we age our skin tends to become dry, thin and dull. We want to stimulate and increase circulation to the skin to encourage vibrancy and sparkle without causing mechanical ‘or chemical […] Read more