10 Simple Pimple Remedies from the Kitchen

10 Simple Pimple Remedies from the Kitchen

Acne has always been an issue for me and my super sensitive skin. It is a redhead thing. All doctor-prescribed and over-the-counter remedies made the problem worse. They just irritate skin and remove the delicate acid balance that prevents infection. Through this irritation and removal of the delicate skin barrier, the skin fights back by producing even more […]

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Henna Hair Dye Recipe and Tips for Success

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Henna is a wonderful hair color for those who want to cover gray or desire a non-fading hair color. Henna is ideal for those who have chemical sensitivities or very sensitive skin or skin ailments. It protects the hair from sun damage and damage from styling with hot irons and blow dryers. Henna, also called […]

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5 Simple Kitchen Scraps-to-Scrubs for Amazing Skin

How to use kitchen scraps as skincare treatments

I have struggled with my over-sensitive skin for years, trying one soap, cleaning solution, and moisturizer product or another. Forget those pricey organic product touted for everything from scar removal and smoother skin to anti-aging benefits. What my skin really wanted was direct nutrition that nature intended. As I make the move to a zero-chemical […]

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Book Review: The Recipe for Radiance

Alexis Wolfer: The Recipe for Radiance

The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen (Running Press (April 22, 2014) It’s no secret that I prefer homemade beauty products to store-bought ones. And I think the best beauty treatments are those that can be made with stuff from the garden or maybe the fridge. The Recipe for Radiance: Discover […]

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How to Use Medicinal Herbs at Home: Making Herbal Infusions, Decoctions and Salves

How to Make Herbal Home Remedies

Herbs have been used in the traditional medical systems of many different civilizations for thousands of years. Medicinal herbs are perfect for treating everyday ailments at home, and many medicinal herbs grow well in your own herb garden.

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Herbal Medicine at Home: 20 Tips to Get You Started on Herbal Home Remedies

Lavender: Make Your Own Herbal Home Remedies

Many herbs have been used as medicine and as home remedies for hundreds or even thousands of years. If you are thinking of starting a medicinal herb garden, or if you want to make your own herbal home remedies, here are 20 posts to get you started.   How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs […]

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10 Ways to Use Aromatherapy at Home

Essential Oils for Health and Beauty

June 10-16th is Aromatherapy Awareness Week. Aromatherapy is one of the most enjoyable complementary therapies, and essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, baths, oil burners and vaporizers, compresses, steam inhalations, and homemade beauty products.   10 Ways to Use Essential Oils at Home: 1. Do […]

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5 Ways to Use Nettles

Edible weeds: Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)

Stinging nettles grow everywhere in the spring and early summer, so now is the best time to use this amazing edible weed. Nettles are full of health benefits; they contain vitamins including C and E, minerals such as iron and magnesium, and they detoxify the body and purify the blood. Boil nettles quickly in a […]

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Home Beauty Treatments with Cucumber

Home Beauty Treatments with Cucumber

Cucumber is one of the best ingredients for homemade beauty products and treatments, especially in the summer months. It is cooling and soothing to sunburned skin, and great for simple home facials. Cucumber Treatment for Puffy Eyes Cucumber works wonders for puffy and tired eyes. Simply place a slice of cucumber over each (closed) eye, […]

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