herbal skin care: Best natural remedies
Natural, organic skin care oils, body butters, and herbal remedies can replace most of the cosmetic and pharmaceuticals skin care products we buy and do a better job of protecting and healing skin.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the first line of defense, and is responsible for elimination of fully one quarter of the body's toxins. Conditions such as eczema , psoriasis, and acne reflect imbalance in the body as a whole. Rashes from poison ivy, sunburns, burns, cuts, flea and insect bites, and just about any skin problem caused by external agents can benefit from many of these herbal treatments as well.
Body Care Oils & Body Butters
All natural body care begins with vegatable, nut, and seed oils. With the wide variety of carrier oils available, you are able to pick and choose the ones that best fit your skin type. Unlike petroleum based oils these carrier oils absorb readily leaving skin smooth, soft and healthy. Use them alone or as carrier oils for aromatherapy.
Skin Food - Culinary Oils used for Skin Care
Many oils are beneficial for both topical and internal applications and make a good choice for skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. Regenerating and sensual vegatable and herb oils offer treatment for sun damaged or aged skin and taste as good as they look.
Medicinal Oils can be used alone, or can form the basis of salves and balms. The general principal is simple: Oil + heat + herbs = Herbal Oil. Choose your favorites from these healing herbs to make your own beautiful and healthy skin skin care oil.
Hydrotherapy - water based therapies are popular skin treatments because they work. Temperature is also an important factor. Know when to use cool compress vs heat, ice vs fire. In cases of poor circulation tepid or lukewarm temperatures can be best.
An infusion of herbal tea can be used in skin healing washes, compresses, and poultices, and bath bags is one of the simple yet powerful ways to unleashes the healing virtues of plants.
Don't overlook the simplest and cheapest bath additives: mineral salts and baking soda and vinegar. These staples are relatively inexpensive to keep on hand, and you will miss them if you run out. These old country remedies work better than an fancy spa concoctions. Pour them in a fancy bottle and tie it up with a ribbon and no one will be the wiser.
- Calendula Oil
- Calendula tea
- Chamomile compress
- Chickweed infused oil and salve
- Cleansing Grains
- Cleavers tea
- Coconut and Vitamin E Skin treatment
- Coconut Oil Facial
- Comfrey Leaf oil
- Comfrey Salve with coconut oil
- Eczema remedies: Herbal tea compress
- Gotu Kola Aloe burn gel
- Green Bug Repellent Oil
- Green clay for Itchy Skin
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Herbal Poultices for burns
- Honey and Clove for Scabies
- Honey skin lotion
- Insect repellent - face oil
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