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Natural Beauty Tips for Body and Soul

Natural Beauty Tips

True beauty starts on the inside and radiates outward. Perfection is a journey, not a destination. Beauty aids do not need to be expensive or toxic. For example;  organic witch hazel makes an excellent astringent for the face, it also can shrink bags under eyes, and control spots and blemishes. A vinegar rinse will leave hair silky soft and shiny.  Facial exercises can replace a face lift and restore healthy circulation to skin. Research for yourself the many home remedy, healthy options out there.  Let me share just a few natural beauty tips I have used.

When it comes to your crown and glory your great-grandmother was right. Sometimes it is the simple answers that work the best. Forget the fancy hair treatments for strong shiny flake-free hair. At bedtime flip your head over and brush your hair for 100 strokes. Then flip your head up-right and do another 100 strokes. After a month or so you  
can add the same routine to your mornings. This practice improves circulation, unclogs pores and redistributes your natural oils to give your hair thick lusterous shine.
Avoid all products that contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It is a known skin irritant and adds nothing but lather to consumer products. It is in everything from toothpaste to shampoo to beauty products. Read all labels you will be surprised where you find it. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in shampoo has the potential to corrode the hair follicle and impair the ability to grow hair.
Too much sugar both refined and natural in the diet can contribute to dandruff. Dandruff may also be a result of not enough essential fatty acids in your diet. Can’t wait for the flakes to go away through brushing and diet? While waiting for the long term fix try the following.
Dandruff Remedy:  Another old home remedy for dandruff is to generously rub olive oil into the scalp 15 minutes before washing your hair. The oil mixes with and loosens the flakes allowing them to be shampooed away. Plus the oil leaves your hair lusterous and soft.

15 Minute Facial
•    1/2 ripe avocado, skin and pit removed
•    2 tablespoons oil (choose one; avocado, jojoba, coconut, olive, almond)
•    1/4 Sweet Wheat™ Wheat Grass Juice Powder
•    1/4 teaspoon tumeric (to help preserve oil)
•    2 teaspoons Vitamin C Crystals (active ingredient and preservative)
•    2 tablespoons raw cane sugar (preservative)
•    Distilled water one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, thick and creamy. If kept refrigerated in a tightly sealed glass jar, this will be good for several months. I keep a one week supply in the bathroom and replace as needed.
Wash face and lightly coat with avocado mixture avoiding eyes. Wait 15 minutes and wash off and pat dry.
Tip: Cucumbers are a natural astringent. A thin slice of a cucumber placed over eyes will help reduce puffiness.

Body Lotion
•    2 ounces Miracle II Lotion
•    1 tablespoon Castor Oil
•    3 drops Lemon Oil
•    3 drops additional essential oil of your choice, this step is optional
Place in a small glass container with a tight fitting lid. I use an old moisturizer jar. Mix well. It will be possible to address immediate emotional needs with the optional oil you choose, Ylang Ylang or Lavender are always a good choice.  I use Lemongrass Oil because I love the clean smell.

Cellfood® Oxygen Gel
A jar of this cell-oxygenating gel lasts forever, and is a great value because such a small amount is needed. It tightens and smoothes skin, renews texture, and restores skin’s natural balance.  I use it as a base for lotion and all natural mineral makeup. The formula includes Cellfood, aloe vera, vegetable glycerine and lavender blossom extract.
Natural Deodorant
•   1 ounce ASAP® Ultimate Skin & Body Care Gel
•    3 drops Myrrh Oil
Place in a small glass container with a tight fitting lid. I use an old moisturizer jar. Mix well. You will only need a small amount.  Allow it to dry before putting on clothes. It lasts quite a long time and is easy to mix up.
Caution:  This is not an antiperspirant and may stain clothes.
Soften hands and feet
•    1 cup finely ground Himalayan or other good quality Sea Salt
•    1/4 cup Sesame Oil
•    3 drops essential oil of your choice, this step is optional
Combine and store in a glass container. Simply take a small amount in your hands and rub together until salt and oil disappears. Do the same with feet, elbows, knees... any place skin is calloused, rough and dry. You can keep hands and feet silky soft in any season.
Caution:  Feet may be slippery from the oil. Wear socks or slippers before walking on smooth surfaces. The oil may stain clothes so be careful.

Tooth powder
•    Sweet Wheat™ Wheat Grass Juice Powder
Keep a small container of Sweet Wheat in the bathroom and dip a damp tooth brush in the powder and brush as usual. Rinse.

Soak away tension and detox the body
•    1 cup Himalayan bath salts
•    6 drops Lavender Oil
Just before bedtime, add salt to 114° bath water and soak the tension away. If water is too hot it will dehydrate the skin. Soak about 15 or 20 minutes. Dry off and wrap yourself in a blanket and go to bed.

Time-Tested Beauty Tips by, Sam Levenson, written for his grandchild

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone ...
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,  
reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,  
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for  
helping yourself, the other for helping others.

She Walks in Beauty by lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!