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Borax   3  0   

Posted by Holly (Sydney, Australia) on 04/08/2009

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I have been using borax as a facial cleanser, and it's been great - clean soft skin. However, more than a month later, I'm beginning to see some discoloration, dark pigment, appearing on my left cheek and slowly forming on my right also. Does anyone know what this is all about? I would love continue with the borax, but am thinking of going back to my cosmetic cleanser. Thanks for any feedback.

Replied by Somegirlontheinternet
Sacramento
07/22/2014
Hey there,

I don't know what is specifically causing these issues but the skin is naturally slightly acidic to protect itself from bacteria and other junk that might try to enter or cause infection. Since borax is alkaline I'd suggest using Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (or even just fresh lemon juice) like a toner to follow up your borax cleaning to restore the skin to its natural acidic state.

Posted by Rachel (Montclair, NJ) on 12/21/2008

[YEA]  Borax instead of soap: After reading all of the information about borax on the earthclinic website, I decided to experiment with it. I started using borax in place of the liquid bodywash that I normally used in the shower. I have always had breakouts on my chest and back and have tried everything (acne creams, soaps, kits for problem skin, alcohol, changing laundry detergent) and never had any lasting success keeping my skin clear from breakouts. Well let me tell you, since I started using the borax to wash myself with, my skin is COMPLETELY CLEAR! I've been using the borax now for about two months straight and will never go back to bodywash. I also started using it on my face and I will no longer buy facial cleansers again since the borax works so well. I still do use regular shampoo. I tried using just borax to wash my hair and the first day my hair looked great but the following two days my hair looked terrible. I now add a small handful of borax to my shampoo and use that with very good results. It is winter in NJ right now and usually I have a lot of static in my hair, but the borax seems to be counteracting that. I attribute the lack of static to the borax as that is the only different thing I am doing.

One last thing, the borax that I am using is the stuff you can get in the laundry aisle.

Replied by Fra
Mineral Wells, Texas
06/27/2009
Rachel, I have a question about the Borax bath scrub. Do you pre-mix the powder with water in a container to be used in the shower or do you just use it dry? Thanks. I already use borax and sea salt in one liter of water and drink during the day for muscle and joint aches. It seems to help some.
Replied by Sp
Nashville, Tn
11/25/2009
[YEA]   I decided to try BORAX after reading the posts about BORAX on EC. I have been using BORAX for 3 months to wash my body, scalp and face and love the result. Doesn't dry out my skin, scalp, just a clean feeling. Helps with acne breakouts.

I even clean my house with BORAX. One box cost $3.00 and lasts me a whole month. I love BORAX. Highly recommend to others.

Posted by Jack (Toledo, OH) on 05/15/2006

[YEA]  20-mule team borax gets rid of old skin and revitalizes. I used to get a lot of dry or dead skin on my head and face, I started putting 20-mule team borax in a wash cloth and rubbing vigorously in the dry areas and scalp it feels like rubbing sand on hr skin and face but it makes a great skin cleaner.

Brown Sugar, Egg White, H2O2 Lift   4  0   

Posted by Cairo (Philadelphia, Pa) on 09/09/2012

[YEA]  Have to sing my praises for Anjeanette's Brown Sugar/H2O/Egg White Lift regimen. The softness is almost immediate. After three days, my skin was clearer and brighter. After a weak, the glow seemed permanent. I can't help but touch my face and neck during the day just to feel how ridiculously soft it is. I'm 30, ex-smoker, always sleep deprived, and have never really taken care of my skin; I work with teenagers who say they're envious of my skin now. I'm really bad at sticking to skincare remedies, but I will never go back to just washing my face. Try this for a few days. You will be sold.

Posted by Anjeanette (Chicago) on 10/10/2006

[YEA]  I have combined some of the secrets from Earth Clinic and added my own secret to come up with the ultimate facial!

First, cleanse your skin with a gentle soap like Dove or Palmers. Next, do the brown sugar scrub listed below (1/4 brown sugar, 1 tblsp ACV, 1 tblsp honey). After that, take a cotton ball and apply hydrogen peroxide to your face. This will decrease bacteria on your skin and also lighten dark spots. Take the white of an egg and apply to your whole face. Eggs are full of protein which is what our skin is comprised of. This is called the instant face lift. I learned this from a former drag queen! It tightens and lifts your skin! Leave the egg white on for 30 minutes and watch the magic! Take a wet face towel and gently wipe off the egg white. Follow this with a good moisturizer that contains sunblock as our skin gets a lot of damage from uv rays.

At night before bed, cleanse your skin with soap and apply the hydrogen peroxide again. Sleep on soft, clean pillowcases as they hold a lot of germs and dead skin cells. After about 3 days you will look 10 years younger! My skin has no more pores, my dark patches are gone, and my skin is the softest it has ever been. Now I have 20 yr old guys asking me out and I am 32 now. They think I am the same age as they are. When I tell them my real age, they freak out and say that is impossible. I wind up having to show them my ID. I get carded at clubs and for alcohol now and I love it! Just try it and you will thank God that you did!

Replied by Karin
Munich, Germany
10/15/2006
[YEA]   YEA! Have tried this facial and worked beautifully! Face looks clean and has finally a glow. It also looks much thinner. Thanks Anjeanette for the tip and also earthclinic.com to make all this information available around the world. Keep up the good work.
Replied by Shumaila Bhatti
Multan, Pakistan
10/03/2008
i have freckles and i m asian, i just wana know that i can use this remedy at my face to cure the freckles esp hydrogen peroxide is good and not harmful for my freckles. pls must help me abot this, i m really tense so help me our pls. i did not use any remedy till yet, just visit ur site but likes ur remedy so much.
Replied by Deborah
New Orleans, Louisiana
07/31/2011
[YEA]   OMG! I absolutely LOVE this formula! I'm close to 60- so my skin is definitely in need of repair.... This made it feel like a newborn's behind! I will be doing this on a regular basis and recommend it for anyone who wants fresher skin, tighter skin, and color! Thanks so much for this tip!
Replied by Tami
Mocksville, Nc, Usa
07/31/2011
How often do you apply the egg white remedy? And how often do you use the HP? Will the HP fade brown spots (not related to freckles)on your face? Thanks a bunch to all to contribute to this site.
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
08/03/2011
What strength hydrogen peroxyde do you use?

Brown Sugar, Olive Oil   1  0   

Posted by Anu (Chicago, Il) on 11/26/2012

[YEA]  For dry, chapped hands an effectve remedy: Take few tsps of brown sugar in a bowl. Pour 2-3 tsps of olive oil. Apply it on your hands. Wash it with luke warm water(do not wash with soap, just rinse enough to get rid of the sugar)you will feel your hands really soft. use as often as possible, I keep it beside my kitchen sink, so that I can use it after washing the utensils.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
11/27/2012
Anu, coconut oil does the same.

Brown Sugar, Rolled Oats, ACV and Baking Powder Scrub   2  0   

Posted by Painfree (Oregon) on 11/10/2006

[YEA]  I made a recipe for the face and body skin. I suppose I could be called a chemist, for I bake and cook. As I concocted up this remedy, I wrote it down as I went. I did not use any measuring spoons. Only one cereal bowl and the use of my clean hands.

Here is the recipe I named it: Natures Bowl of Beauty Gentle Scrub

(its the balm)

Fill the inside of your hands palm with brown sugar and place in bowl.

Sprinkle baking powder lightly over brown sugar in bowl.

Use half a palm full of rolled oats (not the quick type) and place over brown sugar, baking powder.

Add 2 caps of ACV ( It will foam slightly) Then drizzle lightly with extra light olive oil ( I suppose coconut oil would do, I did not have any)

Add 1/2 teaspoon of honey ( I used royal jelly from health food store)

Stir all these ingredients to make a nice paste. That is it, you have just made a nice healthy scrub. Since it is slightly abrasive, do not get it in the eyes.

To use: Lightly dampen skin with warm water, then place the gentle scrub on your face. Using your fingertips only, (no wash cloths) gently massage into facial skin. Do that until you feel a nice tingle and no more. Rinse with warm water, and end with cooler water and let air dry.

It feels so good, and it tastes great if you get it in your mouth, I did a little because if used it to gently scrub my lips. ( but not around my eyes, the skin is too delicate there.

I like this recipe I made because, yes, it tastes great, it is safe, it is not a soap, and they are the ingredients I and others are learning all about on this site for great health. ( well not sure about the oatmeal part, but I chose it instead of salt because of the natural oils in it) ( I also chose the baking powder because it felt softer, and less abrasive.)

My skin feels so soft. I did the nose wrinkle test after my skin air oxidized, and it was not tight at all.

I used it on my arms, elbows, legs and knees for the dry patches, since the weather has cooled down, and my skin needs more moisture.

I did not use moisturizer after. I tested makeup over it ladies, and it went on smooth. Men, this is a sweet concoction, you will love it too. It may be too abrasive for young peoples skin. Common sense will let you know. This is great to do, (if you are not in the bath or shower) while sipping on your acv tea. If you feel that your skin is still too dry in places, just touch the inside of the oil cap with your clean finger, and that is just enough to use. I am going to keep reading and learning. I have never felt this great since I can remember way back even in my childhood when I was nauseated and missed much school.

Ok, now I would like feedback on this recipe that I made, please because I do not want to lead any one wrong with this recipe. Thank you for reading, and thank you always for the builders of this site and all who are helping families grow together in great health and in love. Once we learn how to get out of pain, we must also remember to eat right and learn which things are safe even for brushing teeth, cleansing skin, washing clothes, dishes and cleaning our homes, and planting gardens and finding out which things are best for natural pesticides. I did at one time use pickle juice around the roses to keep them coral, and not get pink. I also used egg shells ( soaked in water) and tuna liquids for plants. Diluted of course, the tuna one outside. This site is a blessing from God, for we are all gathered together here, learning and getting out of pain together, and so lets keep our voices out here so that we can claim back our world and Gods children, free of pain and diseases and conditions. Read, Read, Read and get smart. And, let your mind, soul and body be your guide, amen. I love you all.

Replied by CATRINA
Mission, KS
03/15/2007
ACD, OATMEAL, HONEY, BROWN SUGAR AND BAKING POWDER MADE MY SKIN GLOW!

-PAINFREE IN OREGON- YOUR MASK IS ABSOLUTELY ***AMAZING***, NO KIDDING. I TRIED IT JUST NOW, AND WOW!!! IT'S EVERYTHING THAT DOES WONDERS ALL ROLLED INTO ONE SKIN- MIRACLE BURRITO!!! I GIVE THIS SKIN MASK MORE THAN 5 STARS AND RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE LOOKING TO HAVE SMOOTH, SILKY SKIN WITH SMALL PORES... THANK YOU SO MUCH PAINFREE IN OREGON FOR YOUR CREATIVITY AND SHARING IT WITH US ALL!

JUST A QUICK QUESTION~ DOES ANYONE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR OLD ACNE SCARS THAT STILL SHOW THROUGH MY MAKEUP A LITTLE? I DON'T GET ACNE ANYMORE AND I'D LIKE TO GET RID OF THE SCARRING OR AT LEAST HAVE THEM NOT AS NOTICEABLE. THANX

Replied by Ashley
Canal Fulton, OH
07/06/2008
[YEA]   oh my god. that was the most amazing thing i've ever put on my face. i didn't have rolled oats, but i just used regular kind and it's just as good i think. i have about 4 zits on my chin. they're kind of big too. they look HORRIBLE. :| my skin is rrrrrrreally dry around those areas and my nose, so whenever i put my makeup on, it shows the dry skin so well and it looks terrible. i used your scrub, and i swear it already took so much dead/dry skin off my face. i have a date tomorrow, and i really don't want my face looking HORRIBLE. so hopefully this'll make my skin a bit better. thanks a ton=]
Replied by Robin
Rocky Ridge, Ohio
01/23/2009
Oatmeal is often used as an exfoliant in scrubs for the face or the body. It is suggested to put rolled oats in a muslin drawstring bag and hang under the faucet of the tub then use the filled bag as a sponge to wash with. The oat "milk" has soothing properties for the skin. Another tip would be to run the uncooked old fashioned oats through a food processor or blender to grind them down to a granular size.

Sometimes I make a similar scrub and add black strap molasses or a whole egg to the mixture.

Also, baking soda is an alkaline substance that dissolves grease and oil; AC Vinegar is an acid which will exfoliate and the skin prefers an acid ph. Combining the two together neutralizes the acid and the alkaline properties of the individual ingredients.
Since I'm a little older and do not have oily skin, I would not use the baking soda and reap the benefits of the vinegar as a hydroxy acid type of facial. Those with oily skin might add the baking soda to dissolve excess oil and leave out the vinegar. Otherwise, there is enough abrasive qualities to the sugar and the oats to help remove dead skin cells. Blessings, Robin

Cacao Butter   0  0   

Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 09/14/2012

I was reading over the whole "beautiful skin remedies" posted here on EC and I had forgotten so many of them. I was looking for a simple combination of natural products to use for cleansing my face. But, I ran across an old post of Lisa's where she was responding to a contributor that had used raw organic cacao butter for a moisturizer. I would love any input or knowledge that anyone might have on the cacao butter. And, what they use naturally for a facial cleanser. Thanks!

Cantaloupe   1  0   

Posted by Crystal (Post Falls, Idaho) on 05/02/2006

[YEA]  For healthier skin try eating cantaloupe. it is said to give your skin a naturally beautiful, sun kissed glow.

Replied by Breah
Seattle, Washington
06/09/2008
Actually cantaloupe doesn't cure anything specifically, water does. Even with at least eight glasses a day, you most likely are not getting as much of the vitamins and minerals as you could. Drink truly filtered water, not Brita water. I use water filtered by a gravity filter which is guaranteed to remove all harmful chemicals and bacteria and more. I then water my organic vegetables and fruits with it, and they do wonders! No aftertastes, bigger, healthier plants, and cantaloupe so juicy it may seem to be a cure.

Castor Oil   4  0   

Posted by Olivia (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/23/2008

[YEA]  I had hated castor oil for many years because growing up in South America it was a quarterly cleansing ritual by my mother and many others. This website has helped me to see castor oil in a new way. I have been applying it occasionally to my face at night. Every time I do so, I absolutely love the way I look in the morning. My skin looks toned and fresh. Yesterday I attended a function and saw a woman whom I had not seen for about two years. She kept saying "you have to tell me what you are doing, you look ten years younger. I have also been doing facial exercises. She asked her daughter for my number because she said she is determined to find out what I had done to my face. Many people were in the room and she was quite vocal so I just replied that I had been taking care of myself. I will tell her privately. I think the castor oil definitely helped my skin plus the facial exercises helped tone the muscles under the skin. I used to hate the mirror, now I glance at it ever so often. Thanks for the castor oil tip.

Replied by Mila
Hixson, Tn
11/23/2009
What kind of facial exercises helps to tone the facial skin?
Replied by Troy
East Coast, United States
03/13/2012
Carole Maggio has a facial exercise program called "Facercise" that I use that made me look amazing. I'm in the entertainment industry, so you have to look your best at all times as people are cruel and merciless LOL! You can buy her book at her website for 10 bucks or so and most libraries have it.
Replied by Jholl
Kentucky
03/20/2014
You can also use castor oil as a base for makeup. Even though it is thick, you can apply it thinly on a clean face. Give it a minute or two to absorb, then apply makeup. You can even blot it a bit if it still feels too thick. I think it helps with overall complexion and possibly keeps some of the "questionable" makeup ingredients from absorbing.

Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, TX) on 03/02/2008

[YEA]  I have religiously used castor oil for over 22 years on my face. About three times per week, I put it on my face and neck and go to sleep! It has continually given me a fresh look, and I have no wrinkles. I also rub it on my elbows and knees. I wash my face with Dr. Bronners Castile Almond soap. The castor oil is a little thick, but keep on trying it. You will get used to it.

Posted by Evita (Chiba City, Japan) on 09/07/2007

[YEA]  Castor Oil removes crows feet and wrinkles on the forehead. Mine is not about illness or disease being cured by the castor oil packs. Mine is more of a mundane matter that concerns women about their facial beauty. The tale tell signs (wrinkles) that gives a woman sleepiness nights, avoids facing the mirrors yet counting out the crows feet and how many more lines crisscrossing the forehead. i advise my facial rituals to anybody who is interested to try and apply this very simple application.

Firstly....wash your face with lukewarm water. gently soap the forehead and around the eyes area. Wipe the face with clean towel and let it dry for a few minute. second... into your palm pour a little amount of castor oil. Dab a little amount of oil into the forehead enough to cover the whole area and massage. repeat the ritual around your eyes and be sure the crow's feet get enough of the ointment. If after the massage , you skin is still oily, just press the area with a soft facial tissue. Do not wipe off the ointment.

Do this ritual every night before bedtime, once a day only. It makes you look 15 years younger and you can save money by avoiding botox implants.

Replied by Arial
Richmond, USA
12/05/2007
I saw the post on the Fountain of Youth page from the woman in Japan who used Castor Oil to reduce wrinkles. I wanted to find out if anyone else has had success with Castor Oil and if so, about how long did it take to get results. Thanks!
Replied by Dianna
Austin, TX
04/15/2009
[YEA]   I love castor oil! I started using it on my eyelashes and the first night I could tell that where I had gotten it on my face - that it was smooth and healthy looking. Now I apply it every night after I wash my face. For some reason it seems to me that the refined castor oil works better for this than the cold-pressed. For face washing I either use a wash cloth and water - or a bit of chandan powder on damp skin. Then I rinse and leave my skin damp and apply the castor oil first to my eyelashes, and then rub about a quarter sized amount into my palms and massage it all over my face and neck. I also add several drops of lavender essential oil to my castor oil.

In the morning I just splash my face with cool water and use a tiny bit of either virgin coconut oil or jojoba/sandalwood oil. My face feels sooo smooth and my forehead lines are much diminished! Try it! It is cheap and easy to do. You will see results the first morning! I promise :) It also makes your eyelashes and eyebrows grow to their full potential because they will not be so dry and break off. I also use it on the ends of my hair and sometimes on my scalp before bed.

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser   1  1   

Posted by Sharon (Canton, Ohio) on 01/06/2013

[YEA]  Morning and night I have been using an amazing homemade oil skin cleanser for the past few weeks. I saw results after only 3 days with clearer, tighter and dewy skin!!

Ingredients are olive oil and castor oil 1:1 (example 1 cup olive oil to 1 cup castor oil). You can add a drop or two of lavendar or tea tree oil to this if you want. Make sure to store in a dark bottle and away from sunlight. Shake vigorously before applying, then rub a quarter size amount into face in small, light, circular movements for one minute. Take a clean washcloth, dunk into warm water and place on face for a minute to allow impurities to come to the surface. Then use same washcloth to remove the oil.

It's amazzzzzing!

Replied by Yvonne
Boston, Ma, Usa
01/06/2013
Thank you, this sounds great! I have used castor oil packs before and tried it as a mosturizer under my eyes but have never tried it as a cleanser. I hope it won't make my skin break out? I use a sonic cleansing machine on my face every morning and it's awesome too so I think I cleanse with that first, then try the olive oil and castor oil. Will keep everyone posted!
Replied by Julie
Seattle, Washington, USA
01/17/2013
[NAY]   Hi, I was excited to try this cleanser but after a few days of trial, I'm going to give it a negativo big NAY! I am not convinced this remedy is right for dry skin types (moi). First of all be very careful not to get the mixture anywhere near your eyes! I started this oil cleanser a few nights ago, got a tiny bit near my eyes, wiped it off immediately, and woke up with HUGE bags under my eyes!! Two days later and I still have bags even though I am steering clear of the eye area when I apply the oil mixture. Plus... the cleanser is drying out my skin, not moisturizing like all the reviews said it would.
Replied by Somegirlontheinternet
Sacramento
07/22/2014
Hey there... I just wanted to mention a possibility. Most olive oil sold contains high amounts of soy oil. The olive oil market is extremely corrupt. You can just google it to find out more about how deep it goes, but I recall first reading about it through a Consumer Reports article where they took a bunch of top companies (even expensive brands) and found them to be highly contaminated. It's pretty messed up. That said if you can find small local companies that make it they are usually legit. The reason I mention this is that 90% of soy being grown here is GMO. That could be causing an adverse reaction. If you already have soy allergies/sensitives this could be an issue as well even in the off chance the soy in it is not GMO. Just thought that might be something to consider. Maybe try mixing it with Virgin Coconut Oil instead and see if that works better for you.

Chinese Red Dates, Honey   1  0   

Posted by Trisha (Singapore) on 01/26/2007

[YEA]  I started taking red date and honey as I read it is good for blood circulation, I added 3 -5 drops of apple cider vinegar to it ( balance of the yin and yang in the body and for calming too.. according to traditional chinese medicine) lo and behold, after 3 months of it.. I noticed that a balding part of my scalp rejuvenated and hair started to grow !! after 6 months I started to let my hair grow without cutting it, I now sport hair beyond shoulder length, something which I couldn't do since my hair was very fine and scanty !! ( I also take apple cider vinegar half a teaspoon daily with honey) My sister and brother also tried it, we noticed that facial skin became more youthful !! due to the blood circulation?

Replied by Jess
Corpus Christi, Texas
08/20/2010
Do you drink this? and if you do how are you making it.. Please respond back I would like to try this..

Colloidal Silver   1  0   

Posted by gabi (toronto, canada) on 01/12/2008

[YEA]  re: good skin after 50. I love to read your remedies. They are very useful. I have a few for skin (face). For all kinds of acnes or boils and blemishes the best and always working is "silver water". Apply only once over affected area and give it up to 3 days. The worst boil will die!. I use colloidal silver water in spray bottle. The best bottle is after hair spray (very fine spray/mist). Another tip is using fresh lemon juice to moisturize. It works also better than the best scrubbing cream, Removes skin discolorations! I also drink fresh lemon juice every day. My skin is even, smooth and has good elasticity. PH balance is perfect and I never have any colds or flu! During winter I use coconut oil and sometimes neem oil on problem areas. I started WATER CURE2 and it makes big difference! I am going to try black strap molasses and ACV. Does anybody know receipe for enema with black strap molasses? Is wonderful to help bad constipation. It helps when doctor has no other advice than "digital treatment"! It is: 3 tbs per one glass of lukewarm water. Is safe and very beneficial because of mineral contents. I am collecting home remedies with the idea to put all of them together in a book. It you have anything simple and easy to do or use, not expensive, please email me! Thank you

Replied by Shygirllatina
Sun City, Ca
05/28/2009
How much collodial silver do you use in how much water?
Replied by Joni
Madison, Wi.
02/22/2011
Detoxing Clay Powder is great for your body and face.


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