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Tamanu Oil

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Posted by Colleen (Ele, Kentucky, United States) on 03/23/2012

Hello. I've heard a little about the benefits of Tamanu oil, but I've never seen anything about it on earthclinic. Do you have any information or experience using this type of oil? I hear it is especially good for skincare.

Replied by Am
(Boston, Massachusetts)

I am 27 yrs old and I have been using Tamanu oil for just 10 days now and I love it. I apply it after each time I wash my face. My skin became clearer and radiant within 7 days. I dont need any makeup anymore and I completely stopped using Retin A. It doesnt break me out at all. I love this oil and I have added it to my essentials. I think it is esp good for dark circles too.


Posted by Ms (New York, US) on 06/04/2014

Hello, I have several tattoos that I am trying to get rid of. I have tried some home remedies such as hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, brown sugar/body scrubs and essential oils to fade them which has helped slightly but I am wondering if anyone else has had luck with other products? Would be very helpful to me, thank you!

Replied by Mama to Many

Dear Ms from New York,

When I saw your post, my first thought was, "Activated Charcoal powder poultices." Charcoal draws out infection, toxins, foreign substances (like splinters.) It makes me think it could draw out tattoo ink. It would be safe and inexpensive to try. If you look under Activated Charcoal, you will see how to make a poultice. I would try them each night, over night.

I checked online at, a favorite source of mine for information regarding medical uses of charcoal. Turns out that my idea is not original!!! In fact, two years ago, they were looking for volunteers to try to remove tattoos with charcoal powder. I do not know if they are still seeking volunteers, and they do not have any follow up on it that I can see. Here is the link.

Let us know how it goes! I hope this works for you.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Cj9113 (Middletown, Ny) on 03/18/2011

I got a tattoo and some of it healed and some of it didn't, it just itches, what can I do to heal it and stop the itch


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Posted by Angie (Claremont, CA) on 03/25/2009

Tibicos: (Chinese mushroom, kefir) cured my constipation, blemishes on cheeks .

I haven't heard of anyone posting anything on Tibicos also known as (Chinese mushroom, kefir)

Little bit of info: The Chinese mushroom was sent to Mexico by Mother Teresa from Calcutta with the desire to help to cure persons, especially those with few resources or living in remote places where there are no doctors or medicines. It is good for arthritis, migraines, cancer, heart, digestive system, liver, muscles, nerves, eyes, skin, lungs, kidneys, and blood. In addition it keeps body temperature regulated, and drinking it helps alcoholics to quit.

Well anyway, I gave it a try after my mom urged me to drink it. I drank the brew and noticed that my constipation that I had been dealing for months went away. It totally cleans out my system. I also noticed that the blemishes that I have had on my cheeks for many years are starting to fade. I could barely notice them now. I just started drinking the brew about 3 weeks ago. My skin looks radiant. A friend just asked me the other day what I was doing to my skin because it was just glowing. I've always had dry flaky skin and to get a compliment like that was just awesome. Anyway, just wanted to share what it did for me. I think that people should know about it.

EC: More about tibicos and a typical recipe here:


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Posted by Veronica (Denver, Colorado U.S.A.) on 01/22/2009

Tomatoes (Remedy): I have recently been made aware of the benefits of tomatoes. For facial skin: I was told to cut a slice of tomatoe and rub it on my clean face before going to be and wash off in the morning. The results are amazing it is closing my pores, it has demolished the acne on my face almost inmediately, cleared my face tone and texture. I rub it all over including my mouth and eyes, my skin is looking fantastic.

For hair loss, shine and thickness and growth, I was told to puree fresh tomatoes and apply to clean hair, preferably leave it on overnite and wash off in the morning. It is really messy and I have noticed the first time lost of shine and less breackage, however it being so messy I have not stuck to the regimen wich should be twice a week.The person that told me about this had a problem with her hair thinning and acne, she swears by it and has beautiful hair and skin. Also was told drink it for overall good health, processing it through a juicer by itself or with other vegetables, I will do so, as soon as get the juicer and write back.


Posted by Nature Lover (Grand Rapids, MI) on 06/19/2006

Tomatoes have improved my skin. They also cure my low-intensity digestion problems. Whenever our skin does not look healthy-- pimples, etc, I and my wife found this very useful: First thing in the morning, take half a tomato. One full if it is small or a Roma tomato. Cut into 4 to 8 pieces. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper powder. Eat it. And do not eat anything for next 30 to 45 mins. That's all. Within 2-3 days, you should notice a change. If you do, continue for next 2-3 days. Make sure you eat it in the morning on an empty stomach. I guess is that it removes certain bacteria/ worms from the stomach and directly improves the skin. Hope it helps you too

Topical Rose Toner

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Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 01/11/2022

This week I added two things, I already took 1k D-3 with K-2 so I added 5k more a day and then I ordered heritage rose toner topically. It is rose essence and smells strong but what surprised me is the skin seems to snap tight when this stuff is applied to it. I take a lot of things most days and usually when you add a new thing you see a lot of change. I love rose toners anyway, but this might be the fountain of youth. I may not need to hide my neck, it loves this stuff.

Ingredients: Purified Water*, Glycerin (Vegetable), Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate and Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose) Flower Oil.

*Water (Vor-MagTM) has been vortexed and magnetized to raise the energy to a higher vibration.

2022 and brand new YOU .....let it be ....let it be.

Replied by charity
(faithville, us)

Around the time I began using rose toner I had two dead thumbs that did not bend but I opened seed pods keeping them busy, just in case it would help. One day both of them became normal and I suspect it was the aloe and hyaluronic acid on my hands as I put it on other parts of my body. I still use this daily and mail as a gift to family through Iherb because they freeship with $20 orders. I use a lot of companies to get supplies. It smells like a bouquet of roses.


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Posted by Tara (London) on 05/19/2018

I drink turmeric powder in almond or coconut milk every day - 1/2 teaspoon - and I also use it my facial masks at least once a week. It is a wonder spice. I never have breakout since taking it. Turmeric is great for cleansing the blood and detoxifying the liver and it is also amazing skin brightener. My favorite is a simple turmeric and raw honey mask - 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric in 1 tablespoon of raw honey mixed well. Apply to face and neck. Leave on for at least 20 minutes and wash off. Be careful not to get turmeric around light coloured clothes since it stains.

Posted by April (Greenville, Sc) on 06/16/2016

I'm 42 yo and in the beginning stages of menopause. My skin is changing...dry patches, redness, acne, etc. I made a mask of turmeric, coconut oil, honey and ACV and left it on for 20 mins. After removing, my skin felt like a baby's behind! Love this mask!!

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Splash of ACV

Mix well, wearing a disposable glove, apply with a cotton ball to minimize dripping. Leave on 20 mins. Rinse with lukewarm water only, no soap and pat dry. Use facial tissues to remove any excess turmeric.

Note: I had an open, very painful, acne sore on my face when I applied this mask. After removing, the pain was gone and the redness reduced. The next morning it had healed/improved by 50%.

Posted by Carlos (Barcelona, Spain) on 07/03/2012

Hi Earthclinic. Some of you know me form other posts. Ive tried every remedy for beautiful skin in and out this site. I happen to have sensitive skin with freckles, coupled with rosacea around my nose. Plus I live in a very dry weather so the situation in my face was discoloration around that area redness, dry, rough skin coupled with large pores and dead cells.

I've had sucess using remedies from this site like the oil cleansing method, ACV, hidrogen peroxide or EVCO, borax urine therapy.

Some of those remedies helped cleansing my skin or diminishing wrinkles but none of them and I say NONE has worked like turmeric.

I read that turmeric needs a fat to be absorbed. I use it in 2 ways. First is mix some turmeric with skim milk in a little cup and apply it to my face. I let it dry for 5 or 10 min and rinse with cold water.

The other way is mixing it with coconut oil or sesame oil and massage my face as if it was an exfoliator. Again let it sit for 10 or 15 min and wash it off. This time you will need bathroom tissue to wipe it off. Be careful of using any towel cause turmeric will leave it yellow.


Ok guys IM 30 years old and I had just accepted that my skin was going to be red, dry and rough to touch around my nose forever. Tried every natural and cosmetic product on planet earth including snake creams, aloe soy products, lemon, exfoliators. I just cant list all the products I have used thru the years.

After 1 application I couldnt believe what I saw. The redness was almost gone It didnt light my freckles they were more noticeable cause my skin was clearer. When I touched my face it felt amazing just like new skin, like the skin I had when I was a child. All the damage I had on my skin for years was gone in a few minutes.

Usually after exfoliating, dead cells start to peel of around my nose nostrils, netween my eyebrows etc. I was amazed that no dead cells or dry skin not even 2 days after using turmeric.

I have also noticed the skin on my forhead softer- it used to be dry and a horizontal wrinkle line begins to form. Today when I touch my forhead I see nothing but hydrated skin.

I've found truly a new skin, people you can buy a new skin to your face in the supermarket and its only2 dollars- its called turmeric.

Please if you read this and suffer from sensitive skin, dry skin in your face, dead cells, redness or rosacea run to your supermarket or indian store.

The best thing I have used period. Do it at night and wake up a brand new face.

Posted by Kavi (El Dorado, Tunapuna, Trinidad ) on 08/11/2009

Turmeric for beautiful skin -

My mom suggested that I use tumeric powder as a paste on my face to remove some dark spots around the crease of my mouth. Having tried it several times over the past 2 weeks (not quite every day), I can say pretty confidently that it has been the best thing I have ever used on my skin, even beating ACV.

It is a commonly known home remedy among Indian people, since we use tumeric powder (or hardi/haldi, as we call it here) daily in curries, in tea and also in Hindu prayers. In fact, during Hindu weddings, which can last for days, we have something called Hardi ki Raat (the Night of Tumeric, lol), when the bride's whole body is consistently rubbed down with tumeric and coconut oil for hours during general festivities so that her skin looks amazing on her wedding night. Well, I wonder why we ever switched to store-bought stuff, since this works so well!

Needless to say, it did remove those marks and the dark areas under my eyes which I've always had (and my mom and grandma also have). It generally evens the tone of my skin to a very noticeable extent. It tightens the pores and makes my skin very smooth and even gives it a beautiful warm, healthy glow - which is amazing as I have PCOS and my skin has suffered many hormonal ravages. Though my PCOS is under control, I sometimes get one or two pimples and the tumeric starts drying them up upon application so that they never develop. It is also the only thing that helped the dry patches of skin on my legs left from recently using a soap that I was allergic to - clearing it up and leaving it healed in 2 days after a few days of it not healing on its own.

I basically use it by mixing 1 tbsp. in a small bowl with some milk and a bit of sugar (as a mild exfoliant). I rub my face and any other problem areas with this and leave it on for as long as possible before I shower, usually for about 15-20 mins.

One **major warning** is that tumeric stains very easily and it is difficult to get out of fabric, which is why I apply it while naked and before a bath. It can slightly stain your nails too, so I use it at night and the color fades by morning. I'm experimenting with using something thicker than milk as a base, such as honey or beeswax, so it doesn't drip everywhere. I tried using 1 tbsp. tumeric in some honey with a tiny splash of ACV and sugar, which worked fantastically, even better than the milk.

You can try a lot of different things, but the tumeric itself is great for your skin!

Replied by Kyra
(Cortlandt Manor, New York, Usa)

You can even try mixing it with yogurt which offers great benefits to the skin.

Replied by Denfarias
(Katy, Texas, Usa)

To Kavi from Trinidad - Tumeric for beautiful skin - I wanted to try this as her explanation of beautiful skin made me want the same. I had used tumeric for a boil and it worked so well! I had also read of coffee grounds for exfoliating. So I get a small cup and add coffee grounds, tumeric and a pinch of salt. I get into the shower and start rubbing this on my face. I look down at my hands and see how yellow they are!! OMG! It is not coming off, then I remember I had applied this to my face! As a very fair skinned hispanic women I remember that Kavi had stated she was Indian, which meant her skin was darker than mine! I was laughing so hard thinking that I was going to spend the next few days with yellow skin! And explaining that I read this great remedy on-line!! I continued my shower rinsing my face very well and then washing with store bought face cleaner. Much to my surprise my skin was not yellow! My hands were still slightly yellow but my face was not. I got a good laugh and my face felt very smooth and looked great!

Thanks for the great website it has helped my family and I with numerous home remedies!

Replied by Holly
(La, California)

I've had acne since I can remember. I've been on every drug available pretty much, up to and including accutaine/isotrenin. I was fed up and about to go back for more Big Pharma when I found out about this site, and I have to say, this is probably my favorite remedy. I make a paste with about 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp hydrogen peroxide. I leave it on for about 10 minutes. Yes, it makes my face yellow, and yes, I have to work to get it off - I usually use a face scrub and more hydrogen peroxide - but it's worth it. My skin is more toned, smaller pores, acne flares dried up a little. And what's more, my turmeric is old and has been sitting in my pantry for a good 10 years or so, and I still get good results. Imagine if it was fresh!

Replied by Vtmom
(Burlington, V T)

How often do you use this paste? Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Sally (Portland, Oregon) on 04/02/2009

turmeric is gold! i had a nasty boil come on mid november. it would get fierce, then subside to where i thought it was nearly gone, then come back with a vengeance! TURMERIC is the ONLY thing that works! i began taking turmeric on the 21st of february-powder mixed with hot water. then i also made a salve of turmeric powder, tea tree oil mixed with oliver oil and put this directly on the boil. then i bought some turmeric capsules and took 3 3x/day and the boil went down in size and pain within days. today, a little more than a month later, the boil is completely gone, healed and no scar! i will be taking turmeric always! also to be noted, in indian culture and ayurvedic health, taking turmeric is highly recommended for healthy skin and over all health.

Turmeric and Tiger Nut Mask

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Posted by Bodacious (Kaduna, Nigeria) on 12/30/2009

I made a face mask using a tspn each of turmeric, ground tiger nuts, honey & acv with a few drops of black cumin seed oil. i cannot get my hands off my face. it's so smooth.

Urine Therapy

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Posted by Shirty (Beverly, MA, USA) on 04/22/2009

Re the comments about urine for the complexion: A Russian nurse told me about a middle aged woman who had the most beautiful, clear ski. Apparently, she applied her own urine to her skin. When you think of it, it is not that strange. The most expensive facial creams contain uremia, basically urine. So, why not give it a try.

Replied by Suzi
(Missoula, MT)

wow !!!! I cannot wait to read the feedback on this remedy....

Replied by Audrey
(Baltimore, MD, USA)

I even heard that kind of remedy, long time ago back in my country when I was kid. I wish I had that courage..but I am satisfied with apple cider vinegar and yoghurt as my facial wash :)

Urine Therapy
Posted by Minian (New Delhi, India) on 02/08/2007

Dear Sir, Nothing more than our own water (urine therapy). Thanks for your web site. I have understood that there is nothing in the world like our own water which is only the solution to cure all kinds of physical and mental sufferings of the people. The remedy lies in the nature. For your kind information, I have been using the gift of nature for all purposes since 1995. God Bless Everyone!