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Home Remedy: Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask with Aloe Vera

Great Skin Treat

Mud from the Dead Sea, which is located in Israel, has a high salt and mineral content. Dead Sea mud also has a high sulfur content, which cleanses and purifies the skin.

Dead Sea mud serves well as both an exfoliator and a cleanser. It is said to:

  1. Detoxify and purge impurities from the skin
  2. Tighten and tone
  3. Improve blood circulation
  4. Eliminate stiffness and pain when heated
  5. Hydrate skin
  6. Aid in skin regeneration

Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask with Aloe Vera

Because of inflamed skin, I decided to enhance the healing properties of the mud with Aloe Vera.

Add 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel to 1 teaspoon of Dead Sea mud. Mix well. Apply on skin and wash off once it dries.

Try this soothing mask for that deeply cleansed, yet hydrated sensation!

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For all skin types: Neroli Hydrosol

More than just Calming

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, as I’ve been down with intestinal infection, very sadly. While recuperating, I discovered a few properties of the Neroli hydrosol that I had, which makes it so wonderful!

Most people know this hydrosol only as one with pleasant scent and with a calming nature. But guess what? There are more to it than you know!

Regulates and Hydrates

It is great for oily skin as it regulates oiliness. Neroli hydrosol can be mixed with other hydrosols for different effects: with Rose hydrosol for dry and mature skin; with Witch Hazel to clear acne and blemished skin, especially if the skin lacks moisture. In fact, Neroli hydrosol can reduce the appearance of fragile or broken capillaries and varicose veins as well with regular usage.

Powerful Astringent

Enlarged pores are often results of overactive oil glands. While regulating the sebum production, the hydrosol effectively minimises pores, making skin look smoother. This property of the Neroli hydrosol is heightened when Witch Hazel hydrosol – another strong astringent – is added.

Carminative

Because of the intestinal infection that I was down with, symptoms such as flatulence and nausea were easily eased with this wonder hydrosol. I massaged the hydrosol on the tummy to relieve flatulence; as well as from the neck all the way down to the chest, in order to ease the nausea I was suffering from.

Eases Muscle Aches

Another use that I had for Neroli hydrosol was for the aches I get in the thighs, especially after shopping trips.

Multi purposes

Intrigued by the many usages of this hydrosol, I did a quick search and found all these amazing properties of it! More of the uses can found here.

  • Antidepressant – alleviates depression
  • Antiseptic – destroys microbes and prevents their development
  • Antispasmodic – prevents or relieves spasms, convulsions
  • Antitoxic – helps counteract effects of bacterial toxins
  • Aphrodisiac – an agent which is used to increase sexual desire
  • Carminative – relieves flatulence, eases abdominal bloating
  • Cicatrisant – helps wounds to heal
  • Deodorant – to inhibit the growth of bacteria which cause odors
  • Febrifuge – combats fever
  • Sedative – reduces nervous tension, stress and anxiety
  • Stomachic – good for the stomach, gastric tonic, digestive aid
  • Tonic – invigorates, refreshes and restores body functions

Scent needs getting used to

I must admit that while all sites claim that the scent of the Neroli hydrosol is uplifting, it does not seem so to me. In fact, it has the musky smell that takes me some getting used to.

Conclusion

I will definitely repurchase this! You may get this from Yours Essentially or from Whoopeekiddies.

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Home Remedy: Clove Powder for Acne

Clove is used to treat skin conditions because of its antibacterial properties. Both clove and its powder contain salicylic acid, which gently exfoliates skin to unclog pores.

Ingredients

  1. 2 teaspoon of clove powder
  2. 1 teaspoon of  honey

Remedy:

  1. Mix the 2 ingredients together to achieve a paste-like consistency. The end result should not be too fluid as it may drip.
  2. Apply the paste on blemishes immediately.
  3. For better results, store the paste in the fridge overnight and apply the next day.
  4. Paste can be used on the blemishes twice daily. Leave paste on the blemish for at least 30 minutes each time, or until paste dries.
  5. Paste does not sting due to the honey present. After washing off the paste, skin will feel a slight tingling, refreshing sensation.
  6. Add 2-3 drops of mint juice (and add more clove powder as required to make a thick paste) to minimise redness.

Personally, I observe better results after the paste has been stored in the fridge overnight. The new acne disappears in a couple of days, while the old ones flatten, but retain their redness. I have yet to try the mint juice version, because I have not found it.

Credits to Leon for the recipe.

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