Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Ten Sunburn Remedies

oh Look you fell asleep in the sun now your as red as a lobster, AGAIN well when you stop screaming try these methods to soothe the burn. 

1.Tea Black tea, Green tea it doesn't matter 
Brew tea (the stronger the better). Black tea is best because it's the tannins in the tea that will help with the burn. Cool the tea and apply with wash rags. Do not rinse, but "layer" the tea over the burned area until you've used up the tea. Rinse the next day. This is one of the best home remedies I've tried for providing both burn relief and healing. and the tea can help soothe your skin. Placing cold tea tea bags on the eyelids and affected areas can help reduce inflammation and sting. Try soaking a sponge with the cooled tea and applying it to the sunburned areas.

2. Lavender Essential Oil
Not only does lavender oil relieve burn pain, it may help prevent peeling when applied immediately. The better quality oil, the better the result.

Place sliced cucumbers on burned skin or make a puree from peeled cucumbers and slather generously.

4.Vitamin E Oil
This is best used after treating the burn with one of the above solutions. Use Vitamin E Oil generously for several days to keep the burned area hydrated.

5.Potato Peels
This ancient remedy also works wonders. Using potato peel bandages over sunburned skin moisturizes and provides anti-bacterial support that assist the skin in healing quickly

6.Apple Cider Vinegar
Add "sunburn relief" to the list of remedies this wonderful little cure all tackles. You can add 2 tbsp of cool apple cider vinegar to a spray bottle of water and spray on burn area. You can also add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath of cool water and soak for 30 minutes. It doesn't smell great, but it works wonders in quickly repairing your skin.

All natural, full-fat yogurt works best. Slather over burned skin and leave until it's warmed up, approximately 20 minutes. You can add aloe vera gel to the mixure or stick with yogurt. Repeat until you've used up your yogurt and finish with a nice cool shower.

8.Coconut Oil

This versatile oil is loaded with skin-nourishing fatty acids that make it a gentle moisturizer, and it comes in handy as a burn reliever, too. "It helps calm the skin's stinging, burning feeling

9. Rose water

It's one of the world's oldest cosmetics, known for hydrating, and being soothing to sensitive skin in the process. cool your store-bought or DIY rosewater in the fridge before misting it over a burn.

avoid “synthetic rose ingredients as they have no therapeutic properties

10.Baking Soda

"Sunburns are painful at first because the pH of the skin is lower," “Baking soda's higher pH normalizes the acidity of the burned skin and makes it feel more comfortable.

go straight for a bath with baking soda. add ¼ cup of baking soda into a lukewarm water or creating a paste with ¼ cup baking soda and five drops of lavender essential oil. "Mix and apply until it dries, and then rinse it off with cool water.

11.Aloe Vera Gel
For sunburn there is nothing better than aloe vera gel; it is antibacterial and deeply healing for burns in part because of aloectin B, which stimulates the immune system. Aloe vera gel is used in hospitals for burn victims. Aloe Vera comes from the aloe vera plant, and the gel may be squeezed from its leaves, or you can buy pure aloe vera gel as a product in most health food stores.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rose water Green tea Cooling spray

With Summer Beating down on us the best thing is stay hydrated and keep cool
this is perfect for people with sensitive skin 

I know it sounds Weird to mix  Green tea and Rosewater but
Both have antioxidants  and have cooling and healing properties 
and great for sunburns.

here is the recipe 

You need    

3 Green Tea Bags
Brand is up to  you I like  bigelow tea brand but pick your favorite brand
you can also use the mint green tea if you wish too

3 Tbsp Rose Water
1 Tsp Aloe Vera Gel
1/4 cup witch hazel
 2 Cups Ice Cold Water
 Spray Bottle

mix the rose water, aloe vera gel and witch hazel in ice cold water
Steep the tea bags in the ice cold water for a couple of hours.
Pour into your mist bottle.
Beach ready to keep you looking and feeling cool!
Keep in the fridge in-between use.

5 drops Lavender oil
or 1 ounce fresh or dried lavender
5 Drops Lemon Grass  oil 

How to make Cooling Sprays to Beat the Heat

As there is a Heat wave so Beat the Heat with some natural ways
5 methods 
Remember Drink Water during a heatwave 
Drinking Soda only makes you more dehydrated

Cooling Spray Method 1.

A very simple and pleasant Cooling spray is
5 drops Lavender,
2 drops Peppermint or spearmint 
1 cup distilled water. 
spray bottle
Mix & Shake well before each use
Spritz to help you cool down. Spray on arms, and legs. Due to the Peppermint do not spray on face. If you wish to use this mixture near the face, dampen a cloth and lightly apply to the face

yes this is safe enough for kids and also this repels insects too
double bonus

Cooling method 2

4 drops Lemongrass
3 drops Geranium 
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Peppermint or spearmint
1 cup distilled water. 
Spray bottle

Mix essential oils in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

Cooling Method 3
1 drop Rose,
3 drops - Roman Chamomile
5 drops Lavender 
1 cup distilled water
Spray bottle

Mix essential oils in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

Cooling Method 4

3 drops spearmint 
3 drops Lemongrass
3 Eucalyptus 
1 cup distilled water
spray bottle 

Mix essential oils in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

Cooling method 5

Cooling Peppermint Mist 
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
1/4 cup Witch Hazel Extract
1 cup distilled water
Mix in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

You can buy the herbs from
My Dot Terra Herbs and essential oils its the brand I use

or Mountain Rose - High quality essential Oils and herbs -
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as a bonus they also repel insects