Natural Beauty Remedies

Natural Herbal Toothpaste Recipe

Yields 1
Infusion Time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable
Nonabrasive, this sea salt and sage toothpaste combo works well to remove plaque and freshen breath without damaging enamel, so it is safe for all ages. The mixture will keep well if stored in an airtight container. Use until aroma of sage dissipates. Use as you would toothpaste and brush teeth morning and night.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sea Salt (350 grams)
  • 3-4oz Fresh Sage Leaves (100 grams)

Directions

Step 1
Pound the salt and fresh sage leaves, until leaves are well coated with salt. You can use a pestle and mortar or the old fashion way of pounding with smooth stone on piece of plank wood or smash with flat bottom ceramic cup. This is to release the aroma and qualities of the sage.
Herbs and Sea Salt
Step 2
Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and place cookie sheet in oven. Set the oven temperature at the lowest setting and bake about 20 minutes, until mixture is completely dry. Check occasionally because the length of time for drying will depend on oven temperature and salt.
Step 3
Once mixture is dry, use a coffee grinder or small mixer, grind the sage and salt mixture to a fine powder.
ground sage and sea salt
Step 4
Place mixture into a sterlized shallow jar or bottle with a wide mouth opening and tight fitting lid, to keep air tight.

Herbal Body Scrub Recipe

Yields 4
Infusion Time 20 minutes
Cook time 2 minutes
Total time 22 minutes
To enjoy this refreshing and rejuvenating scrub that you prepared yourself: Apply to wet skin in he bath or shower, as needed. Scrub and rinse off well with warm water.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Eucalyptus Leaves (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Rosemary Leaves (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Peel of Two Lemons
  • 1 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 2/3 cup Sea Salt
  • 4 teaspoons Vitamin C (Ground into Powder or Powder Vitamin C)

Directions

Step 1
In medium saucepan or double broiler, combine the chopped herbs, black pepper and lemon peel and olive oil and simmer for two (2) minutes
Step 2
Place the paste made in saucepan, into a cheesecloth over a bowl and squeeze out all of the oil into the bowl
Step 3 In a second bowl, mix the sea salt and vitamin C together.
Step 4
Add most of the oil to the sea salt/vitamin c mixture and mix well. Save a little bit of the oil to seal the jar.
Step 5 Place mixture in a sterilized jar and press down to pack well. Spread remaining oil on rim of jar to keep it air tight.

Note

Go slowly.  If the herbs get burned they will not be of use to you and turn your mixture rancid.  A double broiler or homemade double broiler will help insure you don't burn your recipe.   This mixture will keep for six (6) months. Longer if stored in the refrigerator.

Herbal Hair Strengthening Recipe

Yields 1-2
Infusion Time 5 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 5 minutes
Placing mixture in a decorative corked bottle makes an attractive piece in your bathroom. Use as a final rinse after shampooing.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cup Dried or Fresh Nettle Leaves
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups White Wine Vinegar
  • 10 drops Essential Oil (Can use instead of fresh aromatic herbs)

Optional

  • 1 teaspoon Aromatic Herb (Such as Rosemary or Mint)

Directions

Step 1
Place nettle, water and vinegar in double broiler or homemade version of, and simmer for 2 hours.
Step 2 Stir in aromatic herb of your choice
Step 3 Turn off heat and allow mixture to cool.
Step 4
Strain through a sieve lined with a cheesecloth or just use a cheesecloth. Using just a sieve, pieces of herb may get through into mixture.
Step 5 Filter into a glass container of your choice. Cork or cap tightly.

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