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All Organic Beauty and Health Remedies for Hair and Skin

Updated on March 25, 2022
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Make Your Own Organic Beauty Products and Remedies

Today, millions of people spend billions of dollars on home beauty aids and remedies. Many of these home aids are in your kitchen. These products can turn from spicing your meat to spicing up your life with very little preparation. For instance, did you know Cheyenne Pepper can plump up your lips, mint can lighten the dark areas on your face, and sage can take away gray from your hair? Here is a list of many everyday household spices, their uses, and instructions on how to prepare your mixtures.

Health Benefit
Beauty Aid
relieves itchiness
rejuvenates your mind and body
relieves pain from bug bites and bee stings
lightens dark areas on your face
Cheyenne pepper
relieves sore muscles
plumps lips
relieves sore muscles
toner for skin, and prevents hairloss, gray hair and dandruff
helps with skin ulcers, and acts as an insect repellent
covers gray hair and prevents dandruff

Basil Leaves

Basil Leaves can help relieve itchiness, as well as rejuvenate your mind and body.
Basil Leaves can help relieve itchiness, as well as rejuvenate your mind and body. | Source

For Itchy Skin Irritation: Basil

Basil can help relieve itchiness from a bug bite or other irritants. It also has aromatherapy uses and can help rejuvenate your mind and body. To feel its effects, whether you want to feel more awake or just more comfortable, follow these simple instructions:

  1. boil 2 cups of water with half of an ounce of dried basil leaves
  2. let mixture cool
  3. apply a washcloth or cotton ball to itchy skin or splash on the face for an aromatherapy rejuvenation.

Not only can we use basil at home, but many companies also use it in perfumes, shampoos, soaps, and dental products. In Mexico, they believe that basil has a magical quality that causes people to keep their lover's eye off others.

Mint Plant


Herbal Pain Relief with Mint

To relieve the pain from a bug bite or a bee sting, you can apply boiled mint water to your skin to help ease the pain. This same mixture can lighten dark areas on your face, such as redness or darkness around the eyes. To make mint water, follow these instructions:

  1. Boil 2 cups of whatever with an ounce of dried mint leaves
  2. Let mixture cool
  3. Use a washcloth or cotton ball to apply to a bee sting or dark areas on the face.

Sucking on peppermint is excellent for stopping indigestion; in fact, that is why restaurants often give mints. Fun fact, the United States produces seventy percent of the world's spearmint and peppermint.

Cayenne Peppers

Cayenne can help plump up your lips or help relieve sore muscles.
Cayenne can help plump up your lips or help relieve sore muscles. | Source

Sore Muscles Treatment: Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a natural treatment for sore muscles. You can take your favorite lotion and add cayenne pepper to it. When you apply to your aching muscles, you will begin to feel relief. Or you can mix it with your favorite lip balm to plump up your lips, although this spice is harmful if you are pregnant or nursing since it is an irritant that could negatively affect a young child.

Cayenne is also believed to rebuild the tissues in your intestinal and stomach linings. Studies have also shown that cayenne extract can stop heart attacks within thirty seconds of ingesting. One man was believed to "come back to life" after his daughter force-fed him cayenne extract.

Rosemary Plant

Rosemary can be used as a toner for your skin as well as a way to prevent gray hair and hair loss!
Rosemary can be used as a toner for your skin as well as a way to prevent gray hair and hair loss! | Source

Gray Hair Reversal: Rosemary

Rosemary can be used as a toner for your skin. Make some rosemary water, and dab it on your face after washing it with your regular soap.

It can also relieve sore muscles if added to your bathwater. Add a teaspoon to your warm bath water, then soak.

Or add it to your shampoo and conditioner to prevent gray hair, hair loss, and dandruff.

Rosemary is most commonly used in various perfumes due to its aromatic quality.

Fun fact: Greeks and Romans used to throw rosemary sprigs in a coffin before burying a loved one as a sign of remembrance, whereas in English Tudor, Bridesmaids would give the bridegroom sprigs of rosemary to signify that they would never forget his family.

Sage Leaves

Sage can be used to treat dandruff.
Sage can be used to treat dandruff. | Source

Treat Dandruff with Sage

Sage can cover gray hair if used as a rinse on dark hair. Or you can use it to prevent dandruff! This sage mixture will also help heal skin ulcers and act as a natural insect repellent. To create the rinse, follow these directions:

  1. In one quart of boiling water, drop a handful of dried sage.
  2. Let boil for 30 minutes (the longer you boil, the darker your hair will become.
  3. Let the mixture cool.
  4. Strain Mixture.
  5. Pour over hair 15 times.
  6. Let Set for 10 minutes, then rinse.

Many manufacturing companies also use many of these spices commonly used in the kitchen. They will add these ingredients in their tonics, lotions, shampoos, etc., to make their products more successful in their intentions. If big companies use these products, we should too!

© 2010 Angela Michelle Schultz


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