DIY Skin Care

Homemade Mustard Bath

Mustard baths are said to help relieve achy muscles, colds, fatigue and stress.  The warmth of the mustard increases circulation to the skin, which helps with detoxification, decongestion and can help reduce tension and pain. It is best to take a mustard bath before going to bed or spending time reading or watching a movie.…

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Homemade Bath Salts

Having a warm, fragrant salt bath is a wonderful way to relax and soothe sore, tired muscles. It is easy to make and only takes a few minutes to mix together. Homemade bath salts are also great gifts. Ingredients 1 cup of sea salt or kalahari desert salt 1 cup of Epsom salts About 15…

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Rosemary oil

Rosemary oil, native to the mediterranean region, is one of the most popular essential oils for its wide array of health benefits and its lovely aroma. Some of the benefits of rosemary include its potential to help with the following: Boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify,…

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Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil and well known for its antiseptic properties. It has a fresh odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear. Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Australia. Tea tree oil is very strong and can be toxic when…

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Lavender

Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils. It can help you feel good, kill germs, relieve pain, help you sleep and keep annoying insects at bay. Lavender was said to have been brought over from Arabia to sell to Greek traders approximately 600 BC, later reaching the Hyeres Islands off the coast of…

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Interesting facts and many uses of Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of Eucalyptus trees, also known as Blue Gum trees. Eucalyptus trees are originally from Australia, but now grown all over the world and used for their medical properties. The leaves are dried, crushed, and distilled to release the essential oil. For centuries eucalyptus oil has been used for…

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Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is extracted from the hip of the rose, which is the fruit left once the rose has bloomed and lost its petals. It comes form a wild plant that grows in Chile. Rosehips were a remedy that was used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans due to its healing properties, including…

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