Flaxseed Hair Gel
½ Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed, whole
1 Teaspoon Honey (for shine and curl hold)
½ Teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin (a preservative)
1/16 Teaspoon Citric Acid (a preservative) (a pinch)
2-4 Drops Lavender Oil
2-4 Drops Rosemary Oil (a preservative)
Boil the Flaxseed, honey, Citric
acid and Glycerin until thick about 5 minutes. If you want the gel
thicker boil it longer. I’ve
seen up to 15 minutes of boiling time.
Pour into a glass container and add the essential oils.
Let cool and use just like hair gel.
This is the best shelf stable recipe I
have found but if you want to be sure it will last stick it in the
Heat on very low heat Aloe, Cucumber juice and cornstarch.
With a whisk gently dissolve the cornstarch. Very little heat is needed if at all.
The goal is to dissolve the cornstarch
Once it’s dissolved take off the heat.
Mix in the witch hazel and let cool completely.
This light Gel is used to sooth and
moisturizes tired eyes. It
can be used under makeup in the morning or at the end of the day as a
quick pick-me-up. It is
designed to smooth and tighten the eye skins pores.
I went to a Burt's Bees conference and heard that Fluoride
toothpaste was bad for you. I said "Rrrright!."
Then I went home and did my research and was amazed to discover they
were right. I discovered that Fluoride shuts down the thyroid and
that Japanese studies found that older people had more hip bone
fractures because the Fluoride was leaching the calcium out of their
bones over time. There are no clinical studies on Fluoride!
No proof that it actually helps your teeth. So you do your
research too. The information's out there. There are
some products that can be found without fluoride like Burt's Bees, and
Toms of Main, but I like to do a lot of things myself and this is
my current Recipe.
4 Capsules of Vitamin E 400 IU
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Benzonite Clay powder
1 Tablespoon Sage powder
1Tablespoon Sea Salt
1Tablespoon Licorice Root (optional)
3 Capsules of 300mg Cranberry supplement (dried cranberries)
1/4 teaspoons Stevia powder
1/8 teaspoon Peppermint Oil
1/8 teaspoons Spearmint Oil
1/8 teaspoon Lavender Oil
1/8 teaspoon Basil Oil
8 Drops Myrrh Oil
4 Drops Clove Oil
2 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
3 to 4 Tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin
|1. Mix together the baking soda, benzonite clay,
sage powder, cranberry powder (taken out of the capsule), and Stevia
powder. Mix together
2. Add vitamin E, and the Essential Oils.
3. Mix in the Vegetable Glycerin until it becomes a
paste. Less if you like thick toothpaste and more if you
like a thinner toothpaste.
4. Place in a bottle and use as needed.
|Vitamin E stabilizes all the other oils in the
-Sage has astringent and antiseptic properties that help to prevent
gingivitis. It is said that is might be as effective as
Bloodroot but it's much safer. (Dr. J Duke)
-Cranberries and Blueberries have been found in recent studies to
kill the bacteria that causes cavities in the teeth. http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/pr/news/story.cfm?id=947
-Stevia is included not only for it's sweet taste but for it
-Mint including Peppermint and spearmint are great to freshen the breath
-Lavender kills bacteria
-Basil is used to fight plaque formation on the teeth (Dr.
-Myrrh is used as an anti-inflammatory agent on the
-Clove is a mild anesthetic
-Eucalyptus stimulates the blood flow which is necessary for healthy
gums and cleans the gums. (Lesley Tierra)
-Licorice root is used for Periodontal disease.
-Vegetable Glycerin is the base and it also
helps to preserve the mixture.
-Salt is used for Periodontal disease.
Where did I get my information?
Different herbalists including Dr James Duke "The Green
Pharmacy", Lesely Tierra "The Herbs of Life", British
Herbalist David Hoffman "The New Holistic Herbal"
There are many other herbs that are used for the teeth.
I once used licorice but stopped because Licorice raises blood
Allergic reactions should be paid attention to. Know what you put
in your body. You can be allergic to anything at any stage of your
life. If you didn't have allergies when you were young you can develop
them when you're older.
next two recipes have been adapted from "Organic
Body Care Recipes" by Stephanie Tourles. The
Bath Salts can be to heal or just to Relax. The Baby Powder can be
used like any other Powder but doesn't have an Talc which has been found
to cause cancer or Corn Starch which is thought to cause thrush and
Basic Bath Salts
½ Cup Epson Salts (or Sea salt, Dead sea salt,
½ Cup Baking Soda
3 tablespoons to a ¼ cup of Herbs of your choice (optional)
20 drops of essential oil of your choice
Combine the Salt and baking soda with the
Essential oils. Place the
herbs in either a 10 by 10 cloth and tie at the top, tea bag of your
choice or loose in the bath (not easy to clean after the bath is
over). Dissolve the
Baking Soda mix in the bath water.
Place the bath tea bag under the tap and let the water run
through it as your filling the bath. Then place the herbal tea bag in the water.
¼ C Arrowroot
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon + teaspoon Rice Flour
2 teaspoon Lavender flowers (dry)
2 teaspoon Calendula flowers (dry)
2 teaspoon Rose buds (dry)
4 Drops Lavender Oil
4 Drops Rosewater Oil
In a coffee mill grind the lavender flowers,
calendula flowers and rose buds to a fine powder.
Combine the herbal powder with the Arrowroot, baking soda and
rice flour. Add the
essential oils and store the mixture in an airtight container for three
days to let all the ingredients permeate the powder.