Sept. 2015- Soothing the Skin with Herbal Gels

Soothing The Skin With Herbal Gels

The skin is the body’s largest organ of ingestion. Herbal gels are preparations that allow absorption of herbal benefits through the skin. I use high quality aloe vera as a conduit in our gels to deliver the herbal nutrients quickly to the target area. You can use herbal gels topically as needed for help for minor problems like cut, scrapes, fungus, scars and more. They're wonderful as part of an herbal first aid kit for the whole family!

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Articles from Our Herbal Consultant, Sarah Abernathy

Dealing with Allergies to Personal Care Products and Cosmetics

If you’re someone with sensitive skin, or whose system can’t tolerate chemicals all-natural body care and beauty products may be for you.

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Herbal Preparation & Delivery Methods

Whichever herbal preparation you choose, it is generally better to take greater amounts at the beginning of your program, to build a good internal healing base.

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Herbal Kitchen Cosmetics

Make your own natural, moisturizing lip gloss.

Gently heat 6 tablespoons sweet almond or sesame oil with 1 tablespoon beeswax til just melted. Remove from heat and whisk in 2 teaspoons honey, and 12 drops of your favorite essential oil for flavor (cinnamon, peppermint or anise oil are good choices).

I use this gloss without color as a good lip conditioner under my lipstick, or as a moisturizing finisher. For a colored gloss, blend in about 1/2 tube of your favorite all natural, lipstick, or add a few drops of beet juice while gloss is still hot. Whisk until cool to prevent separation. Add flavor oil after gloss has cooled.