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Friday, July 1, 2011

All natural summer remedies!

Here are some great natural home remedies to deal with whatever the season may bring.

Sunburn- to treat make a cold compress by soaking a washcloth in whole milk. "The fatty acids in milk are calming and it contains lactic acid, a natural anti- inflammatory".

Razor Bumps- to minimize bumps and redness, dab skin with a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel, an anti- inflammatory, immediately after shaving The same treatment will soothe post waxing redness too.

Acne Breakouts- dab a drop of Brazil nut oil on the blemish. It might sound counter intuitive to use oil on a pimple but this one is rich in the minerals selenium and zinc. Together their antibacterial and anti- inflammatory properties can help heal existing zits, prevent new ones and reduce any irritation or redness.

Scrapes and Scratches- pull a leaf off an aloe plant, dab gel directly on the wound and over with a gauze bandage. Repeat 2x a day. "Aloe reduces inflammation and swelling and it activates immune cells that fight bacterial infections".

Frizz- fill a spray bottle with distilled water and a few drops each of hair calming grape seed and lavender oils. Spritz mixture on your palms, then run hands over your hair smoothing it and calming frizz instantly.

Sun damaged hair- olive oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry hair. Mix a tablespoon of olive oil and one drop of jasmine oil. Work the mixture thoroughly through hair, leave for one hour and wash out.

Source: July/August 2011 Whole Living

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