Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Global Beauty Secrets part 2

Enjoy the benefits of the world's best beauty secrets at the fraction of the cost of department store prices...AND get the same benefits without the chemicals!

Sage is widely used by the Native Indians of North America and has helped with a bunch of conditions. Another cool thing this  plant helps control bodily oil secretion thus, helps with oily skin.
Here is a recipe that will tantalize your senses and body...
                            Aromatic sage bath

What you'll need;
  •  cheesecloth or muslin
  •  1 cup of oatmeal
  •  2 tablespoons of fresh or dried sage
  •  a piece of string.
Cut a square piece of cheesecloth and put the oatmeal and sage leaves in the middle. Tie it tight with a string, and hang the bag under the tap while you run a warm bath. Then detach the bag from the tap, and float it in the tub as you soak for about 20 minutes.

South Africa
To fight irritated and inflamed skin, women in South Africa steep a cup of rooibos, a tea leaf that is native to the area and contains zinc and alpha hydroxy acid.

Allow it to cool, and then topically apply the liquid to the skin with a cotton ball. The tannins in the tea soothe and relieve discomfort.

Europe – Sea Kelp

The women of Scotland have been tied to the sea and the secret of the deep, this beauty trick is now being used across the world and does more than just help with your scalp, it can do wonders for your skin [tightner, detoxer] 
What you'll need;
  • 1 tablespoon of kelp powder 
  •  2 cups of warm water
What to do;
Mix kelp powder and warm water together--and massage into your scalp for two minutes. Then rinse.

It doesn't take much time or money to beautify yourself!
Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I'm from South Africa, so I know about rooibos. I have a friend who used cool wet rooibos teabags on her baby's nappy rash bum!