pH Balancer

Use this cleansing, restoring rinse after your regular cleansing or after any or all of the skin treatments on this page. Apply with clean sterile cotton balls or gauze or simply splash on, being careful to avoid your eyes:

Basic Balancer

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 1/3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • Combine water and vinegar. Pour into a clean decorative decanter and store in the bathroom.

Various essential oils or herb infusions (in place of the plain distilled water) may be added to the basic balancer for fragrance and/or therapuedic value:

For oily skin add one of the following oils or infusions:

  • Calendula (marigold)
  • Geranium
  • Horestail herb
  • Sage
  • Yarrow

For dry, sensitive skin add one of the following oils or infusions:

  • Borage
  • Cornflower
  • Lady’s Mantle
  • Marsh mallow (roots and leaves)
  • Parsley
  • Sorrel
  • Sweet Violet (flowers and leaves)

Dry skin honey smoother

Our elbows, knees, legs and hands get especially dry at winter. This mask is quick and easy to prepare, but it’s affects are long lasting!

You’ll need half of an apple (peel it, get rid of the centre and chop it to smaller pieces), one tablespoon milk, one tablespoon honey, one tablespoon of finely ground oats, one teaspoon of apple vinegar and a few drops of lemon essential oil.

Put an apple in a blender (food processor) and start blending. Add the vinegar, after a while milk and after a further minute add oats and honey. Blend until it becomes smooth, and then pour into a container. Stir and add about three drops of lemon essential oil. Let it rest for 15 or 20 minutes.

Apply the mixture to any body part you wish, let it sink in for a few minutes and then gently massage in circular motion. Rinse well and hydrate the skin with any cram you like.

Anti Acne

  1. Make a face pack of bran plus baking soda and water. Mix into a paste, apply to the face, leaving on for 15 minutes. Rinse with solution of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 8 parts water.
  2. Parsley : Use an infusion of fresh parsley to wash the skin
  3. Mint: Peppermint is an excellent antiseptic wash for acne.
  4. Garlic: Peel and mash eight cloves of fresh garlic. Apply to face avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with a warm cloth. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH balancer.
  5. Wine: Breakouts can be controlled by applying wine with a cotton ball, white wine for fair skin, red wine for darker complexions.
  6. After washing skin rinse with any of the following herb infusions: chamomile which is purifying, yarrow to eliminate toxins,catnip which is an antiseptic, lavender which is antiseptic, and thyme which is a strong germ killer.
  7. Dilute some lemon juice with water, dab pimple with solution to kill germs, cool inflamation and improve blood circulation.
  8. Purchase or make your own calendula(marigold) ointment. Apply to reduce inflamation and speed healing. Or make an infusion and apply as a compress to the skin.
  9. Lady’s Mantle Acne Remedy

An infusion of lady’s mantle herb is an excellent soothing and healing face rinse.

Oat and honey skin clear up

If you get blackheads during winter, although your face skin is dry, this is the right thing for you! Simply mix three tablespoons of roughly ground oats with two tablespoons of honey, apply to your face, avoiding eye area and rest for 20 minutes. Rinse well, tone and moisturise.

You can use this mask twice a week, and soon you’ll se the blackheads disappear!

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