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Developing an Oil Cleansing Ritual

Have you ever thought that you could clean your face using natural oils? I must admit that I found it quite strange when I first heard of such a thing. I have combined skin and I thought that oil will make my face more oily, right? Not quite so. There is a principle in chemistry: to solve the problems of oily skin it is advisable to use a substance similar in composition; another oil. The benefits of this oil cleansing ritual which uses natural oils are undeniable because the skin will not come into contact with the chemical ingredients found in traditional products.

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Sun Protection: Developing an Anti Aging Skin Care Routine

Developing an anti aging skin care routine could enable you to enjoy outdoor sports while potentially protecting your skin from the sun.

Women and men today continue to seek ways to remove facial wrinkles and to give their complexions a look that speaks of health, vibrancy, beauty, and care in an anti aging skin care routine. In ancient times, youthful skin came about from herbal formulas. Then when we reached the synthetic age with its top advertising, nature got left behind. Today, it’s the chemical laboratories and the cosmetic surgeons that are keeping the world ‘forever young’.

Who doesn’t want skin that looks 25 when you are 45, right? But it’s a bit unfortunate that many of the commercial creams of today that promise glowing complexions contain antibiotics, hormones, and other irritants that do more harm than good. They equate to adverse effects to the skin like drying, swelling, itchiness, and rashes. Fortunately, there are a few skin experts who still look to nature for better ingredients that may hold back the clock, naturally.

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Holistic Skin Care: Herbs and Spices to Try Out

Horsetail, a plant that might be a good choice for holistic skin care.

When it comes to holistic skin care sometimes all a person has to do is look into their spice
rack or if they grow their own herbs, their garden. Humans have known for millennia
that different herbs may be astringent or might help the skin hold on to moisture.
They could clear up breakouts and potentially make skin glow with health.

Herbs and spices to possibly consider for holistic skin care

Oat Straw

Oat straw is the stem of the oat plant while it’s still green and its sap is milky. It is a source of silica and calcium. It has been used for hundreds of years for skin problems
and to potentially correct imbalances in the blood sugar. Oat straw is most often made into
tea or extracts and added to food.

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Fresh Soybean Oil and its Uses

Soybeans

Introduction

Soybean oil makes up 25% of the total consumed oil in the world, with a large majority of the oil going to livestock feed. Perhaps a less common but potentially beneficial use of fresh soybean oil involves that of soybean cosmetics. Soy skin care products are increasing in popularity due to the many possible health benefits that fresh soybean oil for skin has to offer. This blog will cover a concise history of soybeans, the soy plant, potential medicinal properties, and ways in which one might use soybean oil for skin and hair.

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A Look at Pure Organic Jojoba Oil

Jojoba is a plant found in the desert.

Introduction

Jojoba oil is growing in popularity in the world of cosmetics. It is a common ingredient for all kinds of products, ranging from hair care products, jojoba for skin care treatments, acne prevention, and sunscreens. With the many ways in which it is currently being used, it’s no wonder there is a heightened amount of attention for this mysterious, desert plant! This blog will take a look at the jojoba plant’s history, its biology, potential medicinal properties, and the numerous uses of pure organic jojoba oil in the cosmetics industry.

A Brief History

The jojoba plant is a desert shrub, originating from north-west Mexico, Baja California, California, and Arizona (Miwa 407). For centuries, Native Americans used the oil that they extracted from the jojoba seeds for treating wounds and as a hair and skin conditioner (Scott et al. 545). Jojoba was not officially domesticated until the early 1970s, when people began to collect and process jojoba seeds for profit. What really encouraged the use of the oil of jojoba in the cosmetics industry, however, was the ban on imported sperm whale products, which took place in 1971. This ban helped discover the ways in which jojoba oil may actually be better for cosmetic products than sperm oil (Undersander). In this way, jojoba has helped prevent the inhumane use of sperm whales for various cosmetics and industrial companies.

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Sunflower Oil For Skin and Its Many Uses

Wild sunflowers.

Sunflower Oil For Skin : Introduction

The beauty of sunflowers is universal. From paintings to simply adorning one’s garden with the beautiful plant, sunflowers are recognized as manifestations of the sun itself through their beautiful flowering. Perhaps less-known is the sunflower’s amazing potential medicinal properties. Sunflower oil, in particular, is added to an assortment of cosmetics, and sunflower oil for skin offers many potential healing and restorative qualities. In this blog, you will uncover the many ways in which you might use sunflowers to enrich your life.

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A History of Wild Chamomile and its Modern Uses

Wild Chamomile field

Introduction

Wild Chamomile is a herb that has been used for thousands of years for a wide array of medicinal ailments. While the modern world is fond of using pharmaceutical medicines to treat common bodily ailments, wild chamomile is still used today in many cosmetics, in teas, and as a topical application. If you’re interested in discovering the many simple ways in which you can potentially use chamomile skin care products to naturally treat yourself, look no farther.

A Brief History

The chamomile plant is one of the oldest known plants to have been documented for its medical uses. Herbal chamomile tea, made from the dried flowers of the chamomile plant, has historically been used for inflammation, insomnia, and relaxation. In the 16th-17th centuries, chamomile was recorded by numerous doctors to have reduced intermittent fevers (Srivastava 82). Chamomile has also been used traditionally to heal wounds, skin irritations, diaper rashes, eye infections, gastrointestinal discomforts, and much more (Singh et al. 897). This plant is extremely versatile, traditionally serving many cultures with its numerous medicinal qualities.

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Natural Uses for Organic Aloe Vera

Aloe vera plant

Introduction

Aloe vera, a succulent plant, is renowned for its medicinal properties. Added to numerous cosmetic products in the modern world, and used by itself in less-industrialized parts of the world, organic aloe vera contains many elements that may make it a versatile way to hydrate one’s skin.

A Brief History

Believed to have originated in Northern Africa, aloe vera can be traced back to many civilizations worldwide for thousands of years. This is because of the adaptable nature of the plant, making it easy to cultivate. Egypt, Greece, India, China, and Mexico are the most prominent civilizations to have used aloe vera. It has been said that Nefertiti and Cleopatra, two Egyptian queens, used the plant in their cosmetic routines. Even Christopher Columbus and Alexander the Great were said to have used aloe vera to heal the wounds of their soldiers (Surjushe et al. 163). While aloe vera has been traditionally used for countless ailments, the plant has most commonly been used in many cultures as a laxative, a perspiration reducer, an anti-inflammatory, and an antibacterial medicine.

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