Beat Dandruff with Natural Rx

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The cause of your dandruff could be from one or several factors. Experts have not discovered the cause of dandruff, but a likely suspect is yeast fungus. Use these three natural remedies to fight the flakes.

 Tea Tree Oil is a tough astringent which is also antibacterial and antifungal. It has been shown (published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology) to effectively treat dandruff when added to your shampoo in a 5% ratio. You can easily make your own mixture by adding 15 drops of tea tree oil to 1/2 ounce of mild shampoo. After massaging into your scalp be sure to let it sit for 5 minutes, then rinse.

Apple Cider Vinegar is a naturally occurring acetic acid used in home remedies to fight dandruff for decades. ACV alters that pH of the scalp which may halt the growth of the (suspected) yeast that causes flaking. Combine equal parts ACV and water then apply to your scalp. Let sit for up to 10 minutes (at least 5 if your scalp is sensitive), rinse, and shampoo/condition as usual with mild products. Avoid drenching your hair strands with the ACV to avoid drying out your locks.

Sulfur is an antifungal and exfoliating agent. Studies (published in Cutis) have shown that shampoos with 2% sulfur and 2% salicylic acid relieved dandruff symptoms. You can wash your hair twice a week with such a shampoo, leaving it on for five minutes before rinsing. Jason Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo is reasonably priced ($11) and does the trick.

 

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Ancient Rosewater Recipe for Eco-Glam Modern Beauty

Make your own rose water

Simple and beautiful to make!

Rose water is a perfect natural beauty product. It smells exquisite! It contains Vitamins A and C and it has antioxidants that help condition and revive tired skin. The use of it as a toner or astringent gives you a glowing complexion.  Why? Rosewater is a natural astringent with anti-inflammatory qualities and it is excellent for rehydrating and rejuvenating the skin.

(Tip from Makeup Obsessed Blog: skip buying $$ MAC Fix Plus and use rosewater spray as a setting spray for your foundation)

Rosewater is a perfumed water known and in use since the time of the Egyptians. You can also make your own easily following this recipe from the 1500s:

Rose Water

Some do put rose water in a glass and they put roses with their dew thereto and they make it to boile in water, then they set it in the sune tyll it be readde and this water is beste. – from Askham’s Herbal, 1550

Fleurty’s Method:

I enjoyed the company of a bouquet of organic roses for four days before I plucked the petals to make the rosewater. I put the petals into a colander and rinsed them to get rid of seeds and dirt. Then I placed the petals in a large stock pot and covered the petals with water. On high heat (with the cover on), I brought the water to a boil and then removed from the heat. I allowed the roses to cool gradually for the next hour. I strained out the petals, placed the water in a large jar to use, and stored the rosewater in the fridge until I decided what to use it for 🙂

I will likely use the rosewater for balancing my combination skin and in a hair mask that I plan to make. It will also be a great additive for my bath water 🙂  

Rose Water Uses:

• Great for all skin types.

• Oily skin is balanced and toned

• Sensitive skin is soothed and cooled

• Normal skin is purified and cleansed

• Mature skin is toned and rejuvenated.

• Purifying, harmonizing, toning and cooling.

• Apply as an aftershave to soothe irritated skin.

• Helps heal sunburns and wounds.

Use Rosewater As A Facial Cleanser

Rosewater has natural astringent and cleansing properties that can help to tighten pores and reduce wrinkles, fine lines and skin inflammation. Apply a small amount to a cotton wool ball or cotton wool pad and use to cleanse your face.

Use Rosewater As A Toner

Using rosewater as a toner is excellent to treat acne, spots and wrinkles. It also helps to tighten pores. Apply to cleansed skin that is still slightly damp the aroma of this rosewater toner is divine.

Use Rose Water to tone your skin in preparation for applying foundation makeup and then after you have applied your makeup, spritz your face and neck. This helps to set the foundation makeup, and adds a healthy glow to your skin.

Use Rosewater As A Moisturizing Cream

Add a few drops of rosewater to your usual moisturizer and mix well. It is suitable for both oily and dry skin because rosewater helps to maintain the pH balance of your skin and it can help to fight several varieties of dermatitis.

Rose Water is also used for smoothing wrinkles and restoring the vitality and moisture balance of facial skin (Apply directly on skin by using cotton ball in circular motions twice a day – before bed and in the morning).

100% Natural Rose Water has antibacterial properties and is useful for acne treatment and other skin problems.

 From: Unique Beauty Tips Blog