Linda Secker wrote:Thanks for your input everyone!
I've decided to make a lip balm first (as I've got the ingredients) as per Miranda's recipe, but I shall add some chamomile or Calendula flowers somehow. I can probably use that on my eczema patches as well..... I also did some trawling on the net and wrote down several more cream type recipes to have a go at next so I am feeling inspired!! Go to pick up an aloe vera plant later on today, but will have to grow it on a bit before I can sacrfice any
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Thekla McDaniels wrote:... realized I needed more water fraction than oil, so went to a recipe that was 2/3 water or aloe or herbal tea, with meadowfoam,& borage oils, beeswax, cocoa and or shea butter, and ricebran, olive, or grapeseed oil... melt the fats butters and beeswax, heat the water add the borax, pour the two together mix with a hand blender until temperature is in the low 90s, And as the temperature drops near 100 degrees F then add the more fragile ingredients and aloe. It protects the medicinal molecules AND speeds the cooling.
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I can't prove it, but my opinion is: the most important is what you eat and drink; to have a healthy skin you need healthy food. It takes time, after you change your diet your skin does not become healthy in some days, or weeks. Maybe it will take over a year. And it depends on your skin type too. That's why I can't prove it, I have an easy skin. I can do without any cream or moisturizer on it.
Rebecca Norman wrote:I've got an update to my posts above. I got pure lanolin and have found it to be the best yet. Yes, it's very stiff and sticky when you rub it on, especially in cold conditions, but it seems to soak into my skin quickly, and doesn't seem to leave greasy fingerprints around like some other natural products have done. Best of all, I've used nothing but lanolin, on my face, hands and feet, for six months in the desert, and it works really well, better than anything I've ever tried. It doesn't lead to rough cracking skin after a couple of weeks, the way natural oils have done for me.
hellen ellis wrote:Thayers Witch hazel toner. It not only helps you clean your skin but also moisturises the skin very well. The toner is proper to all types of skin. So it's ok to your sensitive skin.
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