roses for beauty
Natural beauty comes from nature not labs and factories.
There are many over-the-counter, mass produced, personal care products that can be replaced with a few basic ingredients using these old fashioned remedies for personal care.
Essential oils can smooth away wrinkles, and soften damaged skin. There is a very real difference when using real essential oils, rather than the artificial fragrances that are added to commercial skin lotions, hair care products, and facial creams. Not only do these pure, unadulterated organic oils smell better, they work on a healing level that synthetic compounds cannot duplicate.
In today's busy world, you may think you don't have the time to make up your own cosmetics like your great grandmother once did. Many modern women who are concerned with the level of toxic chemicals that form the basis of most beauty products turn to natural, organic brands instead. This is a good thing. The drawback is, 1: quality organic products tend to cost three or four times more than their synthetic counterparts, and 2: Many of them only contain a very small percentage of the natural herbal extracts and oils that are needed to be effective. A good solution to insure both quality and control cost is to buy simple bulk ingredients, like aloe vera gel, organic oils like olive and almond oil, then transform them into simple and effective home beauty treatments by adding essential oils. You will find my formulas for home beauty with real aromatherapy oils below, and I hope that they give you plenty of ideas for making your own. These remedies celebrate the art and craft of home cosmetics and skin care. You might be surprised at how easy and fun it can be.
|Acne : Natural facial treatments for acne include the use of pure essential oils that are astringent and antiseptic, blended with light carrier oils and applied lightly to troubled skin. |
|Varicose veins : Herbs that constrict veins, strengthen the walls of blood vessels, and reduce inflammation have a tonic effect on the varicose & spider veins, gradually improving their overall health.
|Cellulite Reduction : Using essential oils helps get rid of cellulite while you improve overall skin tone and suppleness. Use essential oils in baths as well - the oils work by osmosis. |
|Hair Care : Both whole herbs and essential oils can be used to promote hair and scalp health. Many of the commercially available products leave a residue on your hair that can dull its natural shine, and may even contain toxins such as phthalates. |
|Facial care : Nature's oils leave skin gleaming, glowing and truly healthy, with no toxic additives, chemicals, or synthetic perfumes. Herbs can naturally help slow down the advance of wrinkles, crow's feet, and frown lines. |
|Deodorants/Perfumes : Hydrosols, (flower waters), or a few drops of essential oil make a good balancing and sweet smelling perfume. By using natural alternatives you avoid harsh chemicals, and do not lose any effectiveness |
|Natural Skin Care : Vegetable, nut and seed oils have many uses which include acting as a carrier for aromatherapy essential oil applications, healthy cooking, and as a base for your homemade cosmetics. |