Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

My favorite facial oil? Baobab oil!

I have discovered this perfect facial oil some months ago and I can assure you that Baobab oil is really very good oil for your skin, hair, lips, nails and even for dental care.
Baobab oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E, F, improves the elasticity of skin and healing damaged skin. The oil is easily absorbed into the skin without clogging pores and after  few minutes you feel  your skin smooth and touchable.
Personally I use this pure oil  as an additional cleanser and moisturizer after washing with my natural soap and my skin feels happy.
Every morning I hear compliments of my colleagues: O, Natalia, your skin is fresh and beatiful !

And 54 years old woman feels proud and happy.
Still no wrinkles :)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Shampoo soap and hair elixir Taramira

TARAMIRA - hmm, sounds nice.
That is why my new shampoo soap has the same name.
Also good to know that Tara Mira (Eruca sativa, Rocket or Aragula oil) oil or jamba oil has an excellent properties for hair.
There are many natural oils, which are often used  for hair treatment. The most popular are: Olive oil,  Almond oil, Coconut oil, Sesame oil,  Mustard oil, Castor oil. All of them are the ingredients for my new solid shampoo with a scent of Mint, Citronella and of course: Tara Mira oil.

As an extra treatment before to wash hair is very helpful to make the oil massage on the scalp and hair. In this way, a good oil treatment helps to promote hair growth and prevent further hair loss.
I mixed the natural oils mentioned above and my Hair Elixir Taramira is ready to be used.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Aloe Vera Macerat homemade

Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties properties. The elements in Aloe Vera such as amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals are essential for human body. The organic components help us be healthy.
Because of Aloe’s well-known healing properties for the skin. Aloe is one of the primary compounds used in the cosmetic industry. It helps heal wounds and is great for applying topically to burns, abrasions, psoriasis and even to bug bites.
Aloe is also an antipruritic: a substance that relieves or prevents itching.
Aloe Vera is an astringent: which causes the contraction of body tissues, typically used to reduce bleeding from minor abrasions.
Due to aloe’s high water content over 99% water, it is a great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin.
Aloe increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair. Aloe is an emollient, helping to soften and soothe the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation.
The Aloe gel if applied to scalp restores pH balance of the scalp and encourages hair growth. Therefore if used in hair oils, it promotes hair growth and helps to reduce dandruff. Aloe vera is also helpful to restore the shine and glow of the hair and give them a healthy look. Therefore use of aloe vera is a permissible, cheap and easy therapy to promote hair growth and curtail hair loss. 
To prepare Aloe Vera hair oil you can follow the following steps:
- First take 1/4 cup of Aloe gel;
- Mix it with one cup of vegetable oil: Sweet Almond oil;
- Store it in a cool, dark and dry place 3-4 weeks.
My grandmother never used any medicine. Aloe Vera was for her the panacea against all problems: tooth pain, skin problems, headache... Absolutely independent I start to use  this wonderful plant by the same way :).

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nettle hydrolat homemade

Herbal distillates (floral water, hydrosol, hydrolate, herbal water and essential water) are aqueous solutions of  essential oils usually obtained by  steam distillation from aromatic plants. These herbal distillates have uses as flavorings, medicine and for the skin care.  Usually a PH=5-6 and it makes them suitable for use as facial toners.
A hydrolat is produced by the distillation process, so that in effect we have two distinct products from distillation of plants, i.e. essential oil and distillate, (hydrolat). In this process steam is passed through plant. The heat of the steam bursts open the membrane of the oil receptacles in the plant and the volatile plant oil molecules are released into the steam. The steam rises and takes with it hydrophobic, and hydrophilic molecules. When this mixture of water and various other molecules of the plant components separate back into liquid by means of being condensed, it produces two types of natural chemical cocktails. These separate into hydrophilic molecules suspended in water, (philia – a tendency towards or liking) making hydrolats, and hydrophobic molecules (phobia – aversion to), making essential oils.
Nettle hydrolat is suitable for oily and combination skin – moisturizing, regeneration and toning up, particularly for taking care of head skin and hair. Nettle hydrolat balances fat level, strengthens hair and facilitates blood circulation enhancing hair growth. Nettle hydrolats can be added to homemade cosmetics (creams, masks, gels) as well as applied pure on hair and face as everyday tonic, compresses and refreshment. Contents (INCI): Nettle Hydrolat (Urtica dioica (Nettle) Distillate), Potassium Sorbate. So how to make the nettle hydrolat?
Clean and cut nettles and put it in a fit device for distillation. Wait approximately 30-40 min and collect your homemade fresh Nettle Hydrolat. 
Because distillates are produced at high temperatures and are somewhat acidic, they tend to inhibit bacterial growth. They are not however sterile. They are a fresh product, like milk, and should be kept refrigerated:
ops seems in my refrigerator more cosmetic products than food :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Apple Cider Vinegar: homemade proces

How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar?  - we can find a lot of recipies online:

Why do we need Apple Cider Vinegar? -  Apple Cider Vinegar uses are nearly endless. It is the best natural product for our skin and our hair:
- Apple Vider Vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will aid in increased body and shine;
- Natural Apple Cider Vinegar regulates the PH of the skin, can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.

That is why today I start the proces to make ACV:
1. 2 kg of grated apples with warm water and honey are ready for fermentation proces;
2. During 10 -14 days twice per day I have to stir this mix;
3. Next step will be done on 8-10/06 - filtration. See you soon!

4. Every few days the mixture was stirred and I enjoyed the bubbles and specifiec acid smell.
5. Full fermentation will take about 3 to 4 weeks and now is the time to filter the liquid (today is 11/06).

6. Pour mixture through a clean strainer into very clean jar.
7. Store in a cool, dark place for about six weeks.
29/07:  the final product is here, PH=3, good taste:

Monday, April 08, 2013

My products based on the birch sap

I learn more about birch sap qualities and decide to make the birch shampoo soap (solid shampoo).
Light green pigment reminds spring and color of young birch leaves.

Also I found the recipe of the birch vinegar and will wait approximately 2 months untill it is ready:

- 2 l birch sap
- 100g wodka
- 40g honey

Not needed to explain that both products will be used to wash and rinse hair.

Frozen birch sap is the best cosmetic ice.
This cosmetic ice has a beneficial effect on the skin due to the large amount of vitamins and minerals that are contained in the birch sap in the colloidal state, thereby ensuring their almost complete assimilation by skin. I can say that my skin loves this treatment.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Birch tears

After a long, cold winter the first signs of spring would have been welcome - sweet, nutritious Birch Sap. It is the essence, the life-blood, of the tree, carrying nutrients essential for growth. Birch sap is also a great source of vitamins, minerals and sugars – mainly fructose and glucose. Vitamins and minerals include potassium, manganese, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, sodium, iron, amino acids and Vitamin C – perfect for fending off spring colds.
The birch sap is very valuable product that influences well on the whole human organism. It helps to overcome the winter weakness, depressions and distractions. The birch sap also increases the resistive ability from infectious diseases and has the diuretic and other good effects because of its composition from organic acids, minerals and vitamins.
The birch soap shows positive effect in case of protection against oxidative stress on skin cells. Observed effects indicate that birch sap could be included in anti-ageing cosmetic formulations. Research showed positive effects on deeper layers of skin: increased elasticity of skin due to formation of new collagen. (
That is the main reason why we were to collect the gift on the NATURE -  “birch tears” and I am looking forward to use it for:
- my skin as the natural lotion,
- for my hair as the natural conditioner,
- for new formula of my natural soap.

Birch sap should be consumed quickly and stored at refrigerator temperature. The sap can be frozen and I made ice blocks to use them later.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Elixir for dry hair

Dry hair looks dull and can become easily split at the ends. Therefore, we want essential oils for hair that stimulate the sebaceous glands in the scalp to produce more oil!
My Elixir for dry hair contents the carrier oils:

- 20 ml argan oil,
- 20 ml jojoba oil,
- 10 ml avacodo oil
- essential oils: lavender and sandalwood.

I would like to create the natural shampoo to avoid contact with not friendly chemical ingredients as Propylene Glycol, Oleyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Laureth Sulfate. These ingredients causes dry hair, rashes, dry skin and skin irritation. There is still a lot to learn!