The key to healthy, vibrant skin is a healthy diet full of nutritious whole foods and essential fatty acids. (EFAs are of particular importance when eczema and hair loss are involved.)
To treat the skin externally, three steps are required: cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. As with our hair, it is important to restore our skin to its natural pH of 5.5 after cleansing.
There are a myriad of ways to clean our teeth. Baking soda, coconut oil , bentonite clay , and peelu are a few of the ingredients used in natural toothpaste.
Author Stephanie Tourles offers this simple recipe in her book Organic Body Care Recipes
Lip balm is simple to make with a double boiler or fondue maker. A standard recipe uses carrier oil and beeswax. A few examples can be found at this website .
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Transitioning to all-natural personal care products is a process. Allow yourself to make changes slowly. As you try one recipe, or choose a healthier product, you’ll enjoy a new sense of empowerment. You may just find a new glow on your skin and shine in your hair!
Below: A look at some of the ingredients and recipes outlined above, including a demonstration on making Queen of Hungary water.