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Arthritis & Rheumatism

Category: Therapeutic Solutions
Posted: 2007-12-15 16:33

Here is easy and quick help for those suffering from on-going pain.

Fomentations of apple cider vinegar, alone, will provide relief from aching joints, rheumatism and arthritic pain.

Follow the instructions and I think you'll soon find some relief.
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Face Mask Tips

Category: Recipes
Posted: 2007-12-05 11:42

Odly, we seem to associate certain seasons with particular care profiles. If you think about it, each season does have its consequences to our skin, however, the care we provide can be consistant.

Both cold and heat dry out and stress our skin. Whether we are battling the cold and wind of winter or facing the sun and sea breeze of the summer, our skin is still needing hydrating and nourishment. In order for these to penetrate our skin needs to be clean and the dry skin cells removed. Applying a facial clay mask is the best choice.

Here are some pampering tips for face mask treatments:

Mix a small amount of clay (Ghassoul or French green clay) with water (filtered if possible so as to remove the chlorine) until a smooth paste is obtained. Apply a thin layer of the paste to your face. Let it rest in place for 10 - 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

If you have dry* or sensitive skin, you may rinse the treatment off after 5 minutes.

All skin types may use an herbal infusion or flower waters instead of plain water to increase the benefits to your skin. Likewise, a small amount of essential oil can be added to the clay mixture. Chose essential oils which have specific properties for the skin.

Options:

Those with normal to dry skin may use honey, yogurt, cream, or milk, instead of water. Try adding pureed avocado, cucumber, or a few drops of a carrier oil (such as Palma Christi castor oil) to the mixture.

Those with oily skin may add Witch Hazel extract, vinegar, lemon juice, or an egg white to the clay mixture.

Those with acne prone skin can add vinegar or lemon juice to the mixture, and 1-2 drops of Tea Tree or Lavender essential oil.

I love hearing about your experiences. Drop me a note to share your special recipe or experience with facial clay masks!
cheryl@outsideinlife.com


* French green clay is generally not encouraged for those with dry skin. You skin would benefit more from using Ghassoul clay. If you want to use French green clay then add a few drops of Palma Christi castor oil. This will add balance, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of this clay without over-drying your skin.


Find out more about Ghassoul!
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