Quick & Easy Help For Rosacea

Now that the summer sun and pollution are revving up, you can use this simple recipe that some of my clients say really helps within a couple of days. Make some…

Rosacea Tea

1 Chamomile teabag (or 1 t. loose herb)
1 t. dried parsley (or a full sprig of fresh, if you have it)
1/2 c. boiling water

Take the boiling water off the heat and let it sit for just a moment, as leaves and blossoms don’t need the higher heat that tea leaves, roots and stems do. Add your herbs and let them steep for four minutes, then strain into a glass jar and allow to cool.

Take a cotton cloth, wet it and as a compress, lay it across your face for a few moments a couple of times a day. This will help the inflamed capillaries externally.

For nutritional support on the inside, put a heaping teaspoonful of turmeric into your diet every day. In soups, salad dressings, rice, mayonnaise for sandwiches and salads, just get it in there. Or before bedtime, make

Golden Milk

1 c. very hot milk (heat releases turmeric’s power)
1 t. of turmeric
1 t. raw honey

If you have achy joints, you will find that turmeric soothes them as well. I find that 400 mg. of SAM-e with the daily turmeric regimen is also very helpful with inflammation of the joints.

If you have a real problem with turmeric, try its cousin, ginger root.

Nelsie’s Eye Oil

Carrot Seed for scarring and fine wrinkles, and Frankincense to strengthen the skin complement an oil’s nourishing properties.

1 oz./30 ml cold-pressed vegetable oil*
3 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota)
3 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

Measure the base oil into a sterile dropper bottle, add the essential oils, and shake gently. Apply a drop or two around your eyes, avoiding the eye membranes, before bedtime.

*This may be any food-grade cold-pressed oil that you find pleasing to your skin, as follows:

  • For oily skin, use Coconut Oil.
  • For normal skin, Almond, Grapeseed and Jojoba are excellent.
  • For normal to dry skin, try Marula.
  • Andiroba, Argan,  or Avocado are nourishing if your skin is very dry.
  • Oat Oil is best for eczemic and psoriatic complexions.

Never use Canola or Soy oils, or any highly-refined cooking oils on your skin! Canola and Soy are genetically modified products, and the processing of oils that have been highly refined make them a threat to your immune system once the broken fats enter your blood stream.

 

Natural Dental Care

You go to the dentist, they clean your teeth, then send you home with a new tube of toothpaste. Six months later you are back in their chair, and here is at least part of the reason why.

The next time you find yourself holding a tube of toothpaste, read the ingredients. One will likely be sodium lauryl sulfate. If so, throw it into your cleaning basket for scrubbing grout in your bathroom or for ring-around-the-collar in your laundry. That is an industrial-strength detergent originally developed for cleaning munitions factory floors during the war, so they wouldn’t have to miss a shift over mopping the grease up. They could just spray down the floor during lunch break and run 24-hour shifts.

jimmy smiling  Nice teeth, Jimmy!

As a trans-dermal carrier for emergency situations, it’s a life-saver that passed out of the liver in four days. But if you are brushing your teeth with it, washing your hair with it, using body wash made with it, and washing your dishes without gloves, it is always in your liver. And the properties that make it trans-dermal shear cell walls away from each other, so your gums are not so firm and healthy as they could be.

If your gums are in really bad shape and you have deep pockets, toss the commercial toothpaste and do what the Aussies do; brush your teeth with Tea Tree Oil (but don’t swallow). Myrrh Essential Oil is also especially good for gums, so rub a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil diluted with 3 drops of an extra-virgin cooking oil onto your gums before you go to bed. Your gums should improve within a few weeks. But be advised that if you use the Tea Tree for too long, though, your teeth will start to discolour.

I used this regimen after my gums were surgically stripped, simply because it desensitized the now-exposed roots. But switching from commercial toothpaste, the gums grew back and have been healthy ever since. And my teeth are white.

So go to the health store and get a toothpaste without the sodium lauryl sulfate…or make your own tooth-care products.

Gentle Toothpaste

1 T. Bentonite Clay (for internal use)
1 T. Baking Soda
1 t. Glycerine (for internal use)
1 drop Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil

Mix together well, and apply to a clean toothbrush. If you have problems with your gums, use a drop of Tea Tree Oil and a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil instead. Not so tasty, but your gums will love you for it. When they improve, then use the Peppermint or Clove.

Tooth Whitener

1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
1 T. Salt
1/4 t. Citric Acid
Hydrogen Peroxide, for internal use (in a spray bottle )

Put the dry ingredients into a small sterile jar. Dampen your brush with the Hydrogen peroxide and dip your brush into the powder and spritz it again if too dry. Brush your teeth with this until you have the degree of glaring brilliance you desire, then go back to using your more gentle toothpaste.

Happy Teeth

Toothache Oil

2 T. Almond Oil
2 Aspirin, ground very fine with a mortar and pestle
3 drops Clove Oil (from a pharmacy is best)

Mix and keep in a sterile dropper bottle. Put one drop on cavity or abscess as needed until the unhappy patient can get to the dentist.

Mouthwash
6 oz. Distilled Water
2 oz. Vodka
3 drops Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil
3 drops Thyme Essential Oil (during cold & flu season)

Keep this in a sterile food-grade plastic bottle, and use as needed.

HerbsPlusBeadWorks Tooth Restorer

2 c. water
1 t. TSP (Trisodium Phosphate)
1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

Shake it all up and swish a little in your mouth. I squirt this into the tank of my Waterpik and have been doing so for many months, It stopped my aging teeth from hurting and tightened them right up.
If the idea of using TSP concerns you, remember that you need some phosphate for strong bones and teeth. You will be amazed how quickly this works.

Thank you, thank you, Tony! Click on the link in this title to watch herbalist Tony’s instructional videos on YouTube. Especially if you want to learn how to make your own colloidal silver…

Natural Health & Beauty For Seniors

I am now teaching a series at Flower City Seniors Centre in Brampton, and truly enjoying it. I have so much information to share, and not enough time to get it out, but my students are great and very patient. Any are welcome to ask for recipes and instructions. I have posted some for making creams in my blog, so if there are any questions, please feel free to ask – I am happy to clarify and revise as needed.

 

Soothing Balm For Eczema

If you have struggled for years with eczema or psoriasis, you know how frustrating it is, especially when cold weather exacerbates it. Here is a balm I think you will like, though its ingredients may cost a bit to get you up and going.

100 ml Andiroba, Calendula or Oat Oil
25 ml Borage Oil
25 ml Rosehip Oil
15 ml Beeswax (or Castor Wax, if you are vegan)
50 drops Essential Oil Blend (see below).

  • Sterilize a small glass bottle.
  • Count out your 50 drops (25 if for a child) into the bottle.
  • Heat the oil in a small pot very gently, with the wax.
  • As soon as the wax is melted, take it off the heat.
  • When it just begins to cloud over, pour it into the bottle and cap.
  • Apply to lesions up to three times daily.

The EO blend will be made up of Chamomile, Cypress, Juniper Berry, and Sandalwood (so long as it is not weeping eczema).

Five drops of Melissa, if you have it, may be added to the 150 ml above, but you want very little as it is very powerful.

Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory and may be used in place of the blend (or as a part of it).

People with eczema and psoriasis are often stressed and deficient in B vitamins, so make sure to get whole grains into the daily diet, and make time for fun and relaxation.

Humblebee’s Red & Gold Clay Eyeliner

This one is really pretty, and she has a link to her recipe for mascara at the bottom. I’m going to try these when I have some time, because I am already making my own face powders, blush, and eye shadows (and has my complexion improved).

Just make sure that you are keeping your brushes immaculately clean, because there is no preservative in this, which is a healthy thing, but it can go off a lot more quickly than commercial liners because of the introduction of water tot he mix.

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Natural Red Lipstick Recipe – How to do your own make up | Organic Beauty Care Recipes

I have not tried this one, but it looks like a good recipe. I make my lipsticks in lip balm tubes, and I find my base is a better lip balm than anything I’ve ever purchased, and my lipstick lasts for hours. If you put it a bit of titanium oxide, it will help the lipstick to stick on your lips.

organic natural red lipstick

Natural Red Lipstick Recipe – How to do your own make up | Organic Beauty Care Recipes.