My Herbs Blog
I recently made a series of videos on how to take care of your skin naturally. I am no skin care expert by any means, but I have learned a lot about skin being an herbalist. Mainly because I suffered with eczema for years and years, and had really sensitive skin that broke out with so many products. I literally had to go without regular products and learn how to take care of my skin naturally and with homemade remedies to really help my skin heal
Now that I have gone through that whole process, I know so much is tied to the health of our inner bodies. Our liver is key to great skin. The liver is the great detoxing organ, and hold our emotions. So there is a physical component with what we eat and an emotional component, with what we think that determines what our skin will look like.
Changing my diet to a more plant based diet, removing processed foods, and caffeine and alcohol, was only the beginning. There are so many herbs that cleanse and nourish the liver so that it cleanses and nourishes the entire body. Two of my favorite for the job are Dandelion root, and Burdock root (see my previous post).
For this particular post I have made a video where I share 3 ways I take care of my skin externally with natural means, and the natural- when you go natural, has an emotionally healing and spiritually healing component.
The first is a sugar scrub with lavender infused olive oil. I make this oil- and it is found in my ETSY store (you can see the link to my store in the footer at the bottom of this page). You can also make your own very easily and I have a video on that. My calendula ointment video will go into the details on how to make an infused oil. How to Make an Ointment / Salve with Calendula, Beeswax, Olive oil, Lavender essential oil 🌸 - YouTube
The sugar scrub is gentle and nourishing and the lavender oil is very healing emotionally. It is a wonderful at home treatment. Then I demonstrate how I do a clay mask with clay from our property. Lastly I tone with Witch Hazel extract which can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs (see banner in the footer). I hope you enjoy the video and if you do leave a comment here, or over on YouTube. What is your favorite natural skin care remedy? Have a beautiful day!
I am currently in the process of writing a book about Herbal and Natural remedies. Since I am already writing thousands of words a day, my blog posts are going to be a bit short for a time. I will be posting my recent videos as my post, and hope you enjoy them.
I made a video today on how to take care of your hair naturally. This may be old news to some of you, but hopefully it is new news for some. When I learned about going more natural, and cutting out the harsh chemicals on my scalp, it was certainly new news for me. I thought that if something was packaged in a pretty bottle than it was good, right?
Fortunately I had no choice but to seek some kind of alternative way for caring for my hair and scalp because I was experiencing dry, flaky, irritated skin. In fact some spots were down right itchy. I thought it was my diet, and worked on my diet with great care, but I have found that even with a perfect diet, chemicals being habitually rubbed onto the skin is bound to build up and cause some kind of irritation.
So I cut out the sulfate shampoo, went through a period of cleansing my hair and scalp where my hair looked horrible. I stopped dying my hair with chemicals. I stopped using chemical products on my hair, and went au natural. I am really happy with that choice! Why? Same reason I continue to eat differently than most of the population- it makes me feel really good. I'd rather feel good, than "look good." No that's not right. I'd rather feel good long term than satisfy some short term gain.
Here is my video where I talk a bit more on my natural hair care routine. P.S. I use Rosemary essential oils to enhance my hair growth. Only natural brands- like Young Living. I also like Starwest and Mountain Rose Herbs has great oils. You can click on Mountain Rose Herbs (banner) in my footer to search their oil collection.
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