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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 60, Berenice's hair
Masks and rinses with herbs and other remedies to take care of the beauty of the hair, counteracting dandruff, itching and hair loss and giving even more strength and shine to the hair.
Legends exist to make you dream, because real and myth often merge, getting lost in the folds of the story, as in the fantastic legend of Berenice, narrated by the Greek poet Callimachus in the 4th century BC. Berenice was a queen of Egypt, the wife of Ptolemy III. Her husband, shortly after the wedding, had to leave for a bloody war against the Seleucid empire. Berenice, who loved her husband, turned to the goddess Aphrodite asking for her husband to return safe and sound, promising that if thi...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 56, to the most beautiful
Bergamot promotes hair growth, regulates sebum production, counteracts dermatitis of the scalp and dandruff.
Legend has it that Paris, called to decide which of the three goddesses, Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, was the most beautiful, chose Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. Paride gave Aphrodite an apple as a symbol of victory over rivals. In reality, according to some scholars, the gift to the most beautiful was not an apple but a bergamot. And this version is even more fascinating if we think about the results of recent studies on the properties of bergamot, which have tested its beneficial a...
Slow Cosmetique, Panama wood
Mild hair cleanser, antioxidant and antibacterial, useful in case of dandruff, itching, oil hair or hair loss.
Dandruff, itching of the scalp and oily hair can sometimes be the result of the products we use, such as, for example, shampoos, hair masks or conditioners. In fact, aggressive surfactants, silicones, synthetic perfumes and some preservatives can irritate the skin and deplete the natural protective barrier. On the market there are different products with an INCI, the label that shows the ingredients of the cosmetic products, more natural and able to respect the skin and scalp. Alternatively, the...
Melissa, beauty water
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and relaxing action, it makes the skin elastic, useful as a tonic for the face, fights excess of sebum, acne, wrinkles and sunburns, aftershave, remedy in case of migraines, insomnia and herpes.
Lemon balm, melissa officinalis, is a plant of the Lamiaceae family that includes also lavender, mint and rosemary. Obtained through steam distillation, the lemon balm water has a very pleasant scent, that reminds that of lemon. Lemon balm water, properties and uses - This beauty water has a relaxing, calming and anxiolytic action, thanks to the properties of lemon balm on the nervous system (Scholey et al, Nutrients, Nov 2014). It therefore can be sprayed on the face before going to sleep to ...
Citronella essential oil
Antiseptic and astringent action, useful in the case of acne, greasy skin and hair, disinfectant and deodorant able to fight excessive sweating and bad smells, calming and against insomnia, fights cramps and stomach ache, helps against headache, action against candida and anti-mosquito remedy.
Citronella, scientific name Cymbopogon nardus of the Poaceae family, is the classic anti mosquito remedy of summer. But its essential oil, obtained through steam distillation from this herb, is also much more. In fact, it is antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antispasmodic, it purifies and disinfects and also improves the mood. Let's see in detail the properties of this essential oil, which should not be used neither in pregnancy nor on children under 6 years. Skin and hair -...
Murumuru butter, a powerful cosmetic for skin and hair
Anti inflammatory action, able to balance the sebum, antibacterial properties, useful in case of acne, nourishing butter suitable for dry and frizzy hair but also for cracked and mature skin.
Astrocaryum murumuru, simply called murumuru, is a plant native to the Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. From its seeds a butter is extracted, almost solid at room temperature, nourishing, ideal as a massaging butter and as a treatment for skin and hair. Properties of murumuru butter – The beneficial properties of this butter come from its high content in fatty acids, such as lauric acid, whose quantity is estimated around 46%, and myristic acid, about 27%. Myristic acid has antioxidant properties (...
Blood orange essential oil
Calming and relaxing action, useful to counteract acne and oily hair, digestive and carminative action.
Blood orange, scientific name Citrus sinensis, belongs to the family of Rutaceae. From the peel of the fruit an essential oil is extracted with calming and digestive properties and also able to treat skin problems such as acne. Since this essence is photosensitizing avoid, after its application, sun or sunlamps exposure. Let’s see the possible uses. Anxiety, bad mood, nervousness – Scientific studies (Rashidi-Fakari et al, Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res, Nov 2015) have demonstrated that inhaling th...
Slow Cosmetique, capillary bath for healthy and glossy hair
Plant based oils, butters and essential oils to prepare hair masks, useful in case of dandruff, itching, dermatitis, psoriasis and brittle hair.
The capillary bath is a treatment for the scalp that results beneficial in case of dandruff, itching, psoriasis, dermatitis but also brittle and dry hair. The treatment consists in an application of a plant based oil, that may be mixed with essential oils, on the scalp. This lotion is massaged and then left on for a while, finally it is washed away with the shampoo. Let’s see how to take care of our hair in a natural way and with just a few ingredients, according to the tips of Slow Cosmetique, ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 8, Semiramis’s beer
Today we get inspired by the beauty routine of the legendary queen of Babylon Semiramis in order to make our hair healthy and glossy.
It is said that the legendary Assyro - Babylonian queen Semiramis made the bath in beer to make the skin elastic and renewed and, above all, to strengthen the hair. After all, Semiramis was very careful to take care of her beauty. In fact, according to the legend, she was the first who created the first natural cosmetics obtained from the phytocosmetic plants that the queen grew on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. So, why not take inspiration from Semiramis and create by ourselves simple but effe...
Inci of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 12, the sodium lauryl sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfate is a surfactant used in shampoo, shower gel, soaps and after shave lotions, it results very aggressive and irritating on skin, possible cause of acne, dry skin and dandruff.
Cosmetic products are not all the same and the difference, for our health and beauty, isn’t given by the price or the best advertising, but by the ingredients that you find inside creams, serums, soaps and shampoos. Sometimes the used ingredients respect the skin and the hair, other times, and unfortunately this happens quite often, not at all and the results are irritations, dull skin, wrinkles but also acne, blackheads and, for what concerns hair, dandruff, oily scalp, hair loss and brittle ha...
Slow Cosmetique, Hair
For healthy, vital, shiny and silky hair without using products full of silicones, petroleum derivatives and too aggressive surfactants.
Slow Cosmetique is a movement that was born in Belgium but now is growing all over the world with the aim to make every consumer aware of the real needs of skin and hair and able to choose products that are not harmful for health or for the planet. It is also important to dedicate time to yourself, if only for a few minutes, but with all your attention in order to give importance to every gesture. In previous posts, we have already seen how to treat facial skin, and what about hair? A lot of pro...
Nutmeg essential oil
Anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties, soothes joint pain and relaxes the muscles, can be used against back pain, useful to treat poor digestion, flatulence, trapped wind and abdominal cramp, able to regulate the sebum production and for this reason it is useful in case of oily hair and scalp, against apathy, tonic for the nervous system and concentration.
Myristica fragrans is a tree native to the Indonesian Moluccas from which a very scented spice is obtained, the nutmeg, that is the seed of the plant. The essential oil is made from the nutmeg through steam distillation, it is anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, it is helpful for the health of the gastrointestinal tract and acts as a tonic and stimulant for the nervous system and the brain activity, it improves concentration and counteracts asthenia. Nutmeg essential oil is strong and it is contr...
Patchouli essential oil
Cicatrizing and soothing properties, antifungal, tonic and balancing action, useful in case of dull skin, acne, wrinkles, yeast infections, fungus and athlete’s foot, cellulite, water retention, remedy for greasy hair and dandruff, relaxing effect in case of stress, tensions, depression, guilt and low acceptance of the body, aphrodisiac action.
Patchouli, scientific name Pogostemon cablin, is a plant of the Lamiacee family, the same as lavender and mint, that are aromatic plants. From patchouli an essential oil with balancing, cicatrizing, antifungal, tonic and aphrodisiac properties is obtained. Don’t use during pregnancy and breastfeeding or in small children. Let’s see the main uses. Stress - In case of stress and tensions you can prepare a relaxing bath by adding to the water 10 drops of patchouli essential oil. This treatment ...
Purifying, detoxifying and laxative action, it helps the muscles to relax in case of stress, it helps to reduce bruising, swelling and water retention, facial and body scrubs able to exfoliate without damaging the skin's protective barrier, remedy for corns and foot pain, thorn but also against pests of plants, gallstones and oily skin and hair.
Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate is commonly known as Epsom salts, from the English city where these salts were discovered for the first time, Epsom, in the Great Britain. It is a natural mineral that is used to purify the body, eliminate toxins, relieve constipation but also, for external use, to reduce bruising and swelling. You can find the Epsom salts in chemist’s shops, health food stores or online stores. Let's see how to use them. Bath - To reduce edema and water retention but also to rel...
Rosemary essential oil
Detox action, acne, dark spot of the skin, oily skin, joint pain, muscle pain, tiredness, able to increase memory.
Do not use rosemary essential oil during pregnancy and lactation, for children, if you suffer from epilepsy. Purification and help for digestion – To stimulate digestion and the purification from toxins take 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil with 1/2 teaspoon of honey. This remedy is also useful to purify the liver. Anti-inflammatory property – In case of joint or muscle pain apply some drops of rosemary essential oil mixed with sweet almond oil. To clean the skin – Rosemary essential o...
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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