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Slow cosmetique, common marigold, the bride of the sun
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, soothing and healing substances, useful in case of dry, irritated, burned skin, in the presence of dermatitis, ulcers but also itching caused by insect bites.
A symbol of light, energy and freedom, the common marigold, or calendula officinalis, has always ignited people's imagination. Born from the tears of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, marigolds are also called the brides of the sun because they open their petals to welcome the warm sunlight and close the corolla in the evening, when the sun disappears on the horizon. And do you know what was the symbol chosen by Margherita d'Orléans to represent her? A marigold that went around the sun with the ...
Lavender essential oil, the essence that you should always have with you
Calming, useful in case of insomnia, neuroprotective, analgesic in case of pain in the muscles and joints, brings relief in case of painful menstruation, promotes hair growth, fights acne, calms itching and soothes the bites of insect.
The scent of lavender smells good, clean, of lines well folded and carefully stored in the closets, of blue fields that are lost on the horizon. And it is precisely this perfume that envelops us when we open a bottle of its essential oil, obtained by steam distillation of lavender flowers. Lavender essential oil is probably one of the best known and appreciated and owes its fame to the relaxing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that characterize it and make it an essential oil to alway...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 26, the divine lemon balm
We see baths, toners and masks based on lemon balm, the plant that soothes irritated skin, that helps heal wounds and boils and that acts as an anti-aging and elasticizing agent.
In Crete there is a cave that goes down to the depths of the earth, you can reach it by foot or on the back of a donkey on a steep path. Once inside, only the light from the lamps illuminates the stalactites and stalagmites that accompany the visitor on a path that leads him to the origin of the myth. The legend says that Zeus, the king of the Olympians, was born in this cave. Rhea, in fact, to save the child from the fury of his father Cronos, who was afraid of being ousted, decided to give bir...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 20, from the heart of Australia the remedy against acne, cold sores and wounds
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, useful in case of acne, cold sores, warts, wounds and insect bites, helpful to treat sore throat and inflammation of the oral cavity.
Among palms, ferns and trees that rise up imposingly towards the sky and gurgling streams, winds the Australian rain forest, which is also the habitat of a plant that is considered very interesting by science, the lemon myrtle. The lemon myrtle, scientific name Backhousia citriodora, is a plant of the Myrtaceae family and owes its name to the leaves that smell like lemon. Local people have known this plant for centuries and used it thanks to its healing and cosmetic properties for the skin. And ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 13, the wisdom of India
Simple remedies of the ancient Indian tradition to treat acne, impure skin, oily skin, dull skin due to pollution, insect bites and irritations.
How many creams rich in ingredients we apply on our skin every day, often without reading the INCI, the label that, by law, must contain the substances that make up a cosmetic product. However, it is possible to resort to ancient traditions and realize that, often, in just a few steps and with a few simple ingredients we can create very powerful cosmetics. Today we let us be inspired by the wisdom of Indian women who have always taken care of their beauty with what the earth offers them, herbs, ...
Tea tree, the first aid always with you
Antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral, useful in case of acne, insect bites, wounds, cold sores, canker sores, gum diseases, fungus, dandruff, itching and dermatitis, also in dogs.
Melaleuca alternifolia, also known as tea tree, is a plant belonging to the Mirtaceae family native to Australia. From the distillation of its leaves and the final brunches of the plant an amazing essential oil is obtained, used and appreciated for more than 100 years in Australia but whose renown is growing worldwide. Instead, the tea tree leaves are an ancient remedy of Australian Aborigine tradition used before the essential oil. These leaves were applied indeed as a poultice on wounds or use...
Balsam of Peru
Able to give a particular fragrance of vanilla and cinnamon, antiseptic, emollient and healing properties useful in case of eczema, dandruff and wounds, can cause allergies.
Balsam of Peru, also known as black balsam, China oil or Indian balsam, is an oleoresin that looks like a viscous liquid of dark color. This product is obtained from the trunk of the Myroxylon balsamum tree, belonging to the Fabaceae family, widespread in Central America. Although the name may not say much, actually the Balsam of Peru is more widespread than you think since it can be found into the formulation of cosmetic products, from lipsticks to creams, shampoos, deodorants, talc and perfume...
Tonic for face skin, antiseptic, astringent and soothing action, useful in case of itching, irritation and impure skin.
The hydrolat, or aromatic water, is produced simultaneously with the essential oil. In fact, during the steam distillation process, two products are obtained, one is the essential oil which is fat-soluble, namely it melts in fats and this is why in all indications it is reported to add a few drops of essential oil to the cream or a carrier oil, and the other is the hydrolat, which is instead water-soluble. The essential oil is concentrated and intense and, with some exceptions, cannot be used pu...
Malva, external use
For external applications anti-inflammatory, soothing, healing and purifying action, useful for acne, abscesses, eczema, itching, hives, helpful also in case of cystitis, canker sores and sore throat.
Malva, scientific name Malva sylvestris, also known as common mallow, is a generous and very beneficial plant. It is indeed an ingredient for herbal teas very useful to calm coughs, bronchitis and colds or to soothe inflammations of the digestive tract such as gastritis or even to counteract constipation, as already described in a previous post. In addition to this it can also be used for external applications to treat canker sores, sore throat, itching, pimples, abscesses, gout and rheumatism. ...
Anti-inflammatory, soothing, cleansing and refreshing action, useful in case of sensitive skin both for adults and children, helps in case of itching, dermatitis, insect bites, irritations caused by depilation and shaving, acts also as a dry shampoo.
Rice starch is a grandma’s old remedy, it looks like a very fine white powder and is obtained from rice, Oryza sativa. Rice starch belongs to the class of carbohydrates and, besides the use in cooking as a thickener, it has also very useful and interesting properties in the cosmetic field. This remedy is indeed characterized by soothing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, cleansing and refreshing properties. It can be applied on the skin, even the most sensitive, in case of redness, irritation and...
Manuka essential oil
Antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal action, useful against pimples, acne, warts, cold sores, nail fungus, candida infections, high healing power for a fast healing of wounds, helpful against blisters in mouth, stomatitis, sore throat and hoarseness, able to counteract rheumatism and muscle pain, gives a sense of calm in case of intense shock, emergency remedy in case of panic attacks and anxiety.
Manuka, scientific name Leptospermum scoparium, is a plant native to new Zeland and Australia. From the leaves of this plant, through steam distillation, an essential oil with antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties is obtained, able to treat different types of problems related to skin and with a soothing action in case of anxiety and fears. Let’s see the main uses. Acne, mycosis, candida infections, wounds, blisters, warts and insect bites – Manuka essential oil is a powerful antis...
Niaouli essential oil
Antiseptic action, useful to treat skin problems such as psoriasis, insect bites, acne, itching, fungus, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and balsamic properties to treat cough, catarrh, bronchitis, cold, sinusitis, useful in case of muscle pain or rheumatism, from the emotional point of view it helps face the changes.
Melalueca viridiflora, commonly known as broad-leaved paper bark, is an evergreen tree belonging to the Mirtaceae family and native to Australia. The niaouli essential oil is obtained by stem distillation from its leaves and has antiseptic, balsamic, expectorant, antibacterial, antiviral properties. In addition to this niaouli essential oil has also a protective and boosting action on the immune system. From the emotional point of view, it is balancing and promotes the openness to other people,...
Cajeput essential oil
Antiseptic, expectorant and balsamic properties, useful against the infections of the respiratory tract such as cold, bronchitis, cough, sinusitis, but also of the urinary tract like cystitis and urethritis, remedy against insects, mosquitos and pests, painkilling action in case of muscle pain, neuralgias, rheumatism and arthritis, useful in case of acne or psoriasis, strengthening action, suitable for those people who have problems in communications and relation.
Like the Tea Tree also the cajeput tree, scientific name Melaleuca leucadendra, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The plant belongs to the Mirtaceae family, it grows in Australia, India and Indonesia and in Malaysian language its name means “white wood” because of the color of the bark, the scent is very similar to that of eucalyptus. From the leaves of this plant an essential oil is obtained through steam distillation. The cajeput essential oil, thanks to its properties, is used ...
Acts as a natural cortisone in cases of dermatitis, itching, hives, eczema, insect bites, anti-inflammatory, soothing and anti-allergic.
Cardiospermum halicacabum, or cardiospermum, is a medicinal climbing plant belonging to the Sapindaceae family. Widespread in Africa, India and South America, the plant owes its name to the appearance of its seeds that are as large as peppercorns, but brown with a white heart. Cardiospermum has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-itching, soothing and moisturizing properties, and, for these reasons, it is used as an alternative to cortisone creams to treat and soothe itching, skin infections ...
Diuretic, detox and anti-inflammatory properties, helpful in case of rheumatism, gout, problems of the liver and its functions, water retention, helps to purify from toxins, useful in case of skin irritations, acne, eczema, conjunctivitis, insect bites.
Chervil, Anthriscus Cerefolium, is also called garden chervil and is an annual plant with anti-inflammatory, purifying and diuretic properties, it results helpful in case of constipation, gout, rheumatism, water retention, skin problems and insect bites but also in case of eye diseases, red and inflamed eyes. Some wild varieties are toxic, for this reason choose always cultivated chervil and buy it in herbalist’s or specialized shops. Since its properties dissolve with the heat chervil is not a ...
Digestive stimulant, anti-anemic, diuretic and cleansing properties, vitamins specially C and A, mineral salts, helpful in case of conjunctivitis, insect bites, affections of the genitourinary tract, it lightens skin spots, it helps in the treatment of acne and black points.
Parsley is used to flavor and garnish dishes: from salads to omelets, side dishes and fish. The plant is rich in vitamin C, A and K, mineral salts such as calcium, phosphorus, copper and is a stimulant for the appetite and digestion. Parsley also has diuretic and cleansing properties for blood and liver and, thanks to the vitamin C contained, parsley promotes the iron absorption, for this reason it is recommended for those who suffer from anemia. Parsley helps also in case of inflammations of th...
Lemon essential oil
Antiseptic action, remedy in case of acne, oily skin, blackheads, dark skin spots, cold sores, anti-inflammatory properties, sore throat, aphthae, inflammations of the gums, able to help blood circulation, helpful to bring calm in case of nervousness, bad thoughts and anxiety, able to improve concentration.
Lemon essential oil has a calming action, very useful in case of anxiety and irritability. Moreover, thanks to its antiseptic, anti aging and against skin spots properties the lemon essential oil can be applied in case of skin problems such as acne or oily skin. In addition to this, this essential oil is also a tonic and has detox effects. Acne, oily skin, insect bites, cold sores – You can prepare a mask for your skin in case of acne and oily skin by mixing two teaspoons of ventilated green c...
Able to heal wounds, anti-inflammatory action in case of insect and animal bites, able to fortify the immune system, useful in case of cold, flu, cough, expectorant properties, remedy to treat itching and skin irritations.
English plantain is a plant that grows spontaneously on the edges of meadows, paths and on the mountains. This plant has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, can heal wounds and block bleeding, it is useful in case of hemorrhoids, insect and animal bites. In addition to this, English plantain is also able to fortify the immune system and results helpful to treat cold, sinusitis, allergy and bronchitis, thanks to the expectorant properties. Fresh juice – Grind some leaves of plantain a...
Anti-inflammatory properties, a remedy in case of ulcers in the mouth, stomach and intestines illnesses, diarrhea, colic, abdominal pain and hemorrhoids, it helps to lower fever and it brings back the appetite in case of loss of appetite, useful in case of acne, insect bites and other skin problems..
Sorrel, or common sorrel, is an herb with anti-inflammatory, febrifugal, laxative and digestive properties. This plant can stimulate the appetite, it is able to purify the body, has diuretic but also tonic and vermifuge effects. Therefore it can be used to treat all the digestive problems, the disorders of the stomach and intestines, diarrhea and colic, hemorrhoids and ulcers in the mouth, the lack of appetite and fever. It can be also a remedy, for external use, in case of acne and other skin i...
Detox, cicatrizing and anti-inflammatory properties, able to regulate the sebum, helpful in case of seborrheic dermatitis, acne if caused by intoxications of internal organs, remedy in case of tonsillitis and laryngitis, able to protect stomach and intestine.
Elm has detox, anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing properties. You can drink elm decoction or you can take it as glycerine macerate. Decoction for internal use – The decoction is prepared from elm bark. It results a remedy in case of tonsillitis and laryngitis because the substances in the decoction are able to remove the mucus. It helps also in case of gastrointestinal affects. Boil 60 gr of elm bark in one liter of water, when the liquid part will be halved remove from heat, strain and drink u...
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