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Castor Oil

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Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, TX) on 03/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Castor Oil
Posted by Evita (Chiba City, Japan) on 09/07/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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

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Posted by Sharon (Canton, Ohio) on 01/06/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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
1 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Susan
(Canada)
07/05/2017

I understand that castor oil should only be used in very small amounts as it can be drying.


Chinese Red Dates, Honey

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Posted by Trisha (Singapore) on 01/26/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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..


Coconut Oil and Vitamin C Facial

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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 08/31/2020 343 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Awesomest Coconut Oil, Vitamin C Facial!

I've been playing with cold water showering and head-soaking and face washing and just generally splashing it everywhere BUT I was also working on a super simple face scrub/fask/skin food thing so I thought, why not combine the two?!?!

Super easy, 1/4 cup of coconut oil (or in any amount), 1/8 cup of L-ascorbic acid powder (half the amount of coconut oil). That's it! Stir it up. It doesn't take much, just enough to get a scrub as you massage it into your face. Then leave it on while you get ready to shower and when you're ready, wet a washcloth - OR old cut up piece of t-shirt if you're re-using and recycling - first with pretty warm water, place it over your face to open the pores so the coconut oil and vitamin C can soak in, then wipe your face with it. THEN wet it with COLD water and hold THAT over your face.

Tips - the L-ascorbic acid is made from actual fruit so you can use the scrub on your lips and it will taste good if you lick it off - if you want, LOL, and for the cold water, you may want to use water from the fridge for the summer since your water might not actually be very cold. Ours is about 77 degrees which is basically the temp of a heated pool so - it's cold enough for a full on shower in one's first few cold showers but I'm going to have to keep a jug of water in the fridge for when I get used to it and want something colder. And that's what I've been using with the coconut oil scrub, too. As it feels much less cool when it's just on your face.

That's' it! Coconut oil, half that amount (by volume) of L-ascorbic acid, a washcloth or piece of an old t-shirt or some other clothing that's basically rag material and a shower or a sink. SUPER smooth skin. And, personally, I think the cold water actually works the facial muscles. it almost certainly "exercises" - I.e. dilates and constricts - the blood vessels. Plus, with the refrigerated water, you just feel sort of INVINCIBLE after! Like doing a whole teaspoon of super hot cayenne in a shot of water! WOW!

Replied by Ana
(Houston Tx)
09/01/2020

How do you get your Vitamin C? Or What kind do you use? Thank you.

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, Usa)
09/01/2020
343 posts

Hi Ana! I'm just using powdered L-ascorbic acid. Any health food store should have it. Possibly some grocer's and it's certainly easily obtainable online. Or it was, anyway. I don't think the US corruption factory has spread to vitamin C but I could be wrong. I bought an 8 lb tub of it but that was pre-virus so I don't know what's going on now.

Replied by Ana
(Houston Tx)
09/02/2020

Thank you about the L-ascorbic acid. I will try it for sure, you see im recovering from a staph infection on my face. It has been resistant and developed scars. Thank you again.

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, Usa)
09/04/2020
343 posts

It's the massage that breaks up the scar tissue so massage with just about any oil will help in that regard and I would definitely expect some improvement.

Not sure about the vitamin C. Whether it would help or have no effect - I can't imagine it would interfere...but topical use of Vitamin C is a quite new interest but it doesn't dissolve in oil. At least, not much or not quickly but I don't have much experience with it except that it makes perfect little scrubbers in the coconut oil and stays mixed throughout very well. And if the coconut oil CAN dissolve it a little bit and take some C with it when it sinks in, I'm thinking that's gravy!


Cold Showers

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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 09/10/2020 343 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Cold, Face-First, Showers

For glowing skin, I would DEFINITELY say cold showers! Skin and hair. I noticed with the coconut oil vitamin C scrub, while the hot cloth over the face might dissolve some of the Vitamin C, slapping the COLD wet cloth on it is a whole other LEVEL of looking younger. I don't wear makeup or mess with my hair so I don't get a lot of mirror time and, before, whenever I'd catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror I was all "YIKES! I'm OLD! " ROFL but NOW, since switching to cold showers and with the Vitamin C scrubbing I catch a glimpse of myself and think "Who's' that?!?! " because I look so much younger and fresher and...well...YOUNGER! So, now, I keep looking in the mirror, ROFL! To make sure it wasn't my imagination or it isn't "wearing off" or something. I call it the daily, rebooting baptism because that's what it feels like - a sort of energizing and spiritual wake-up call. And, of course, it turns out that's also what it LOOKS like, so, WIN/WIN!!


Colloidal Silver

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Posted by gabi (toronto, canada) on 01/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Cow Udder Cream

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Posted by John (Erie, PA) on 03/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

There is a century old balm used by farmers that is absolutely amazing for the skin. Although farmers use it on cow udders, it's healing powers for humans is hard to beat. I had a cut that I was putting Neosporin on for weeks and it was just not healing. After applying the "Bag Balm" on it for 3 days the cut is almost completely healed. It works wonders on burns, cuts, dry chapped skin, etc. You can find this Bag Balm in the pet section of any grocery store for about $5. It lasts forever too.


Cucumber

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Posted by Auset (Northern California, California Usa) on 12/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Skin

I had been using a 22 dollar natural chamomile cream on my face. I am 42 and take heavy medication for an autoimmune disorder. Btwn the meds and age, I was beginning to wrinkle. I do a lot of computer work and am into natural healing and looked up natural eye relief remedies for strained eyes. Cucumber came up and I also saw that wrinkle creams use cucumber extract. So, I decided to slice off 1/2 inch cucumber circle and rub it on my face as well as my eyes. I rubbed both sides of the cucumber circle all over my face til it was soggy and limp. It was an instant oil free moisturizer! My face has always been oily and the least bit of oil in something clogged my pores. I have dry parts on my face as well. Not any more! My skin absolutely glows, is super smooth and looks young. The wrinkles have been lessening and it's been about i month. I do this 2 to 3 times a day and the more I do it, the better my skin looks. I am African American and have uneven skin tone and it is evening out my dark eye circles. I dont even use the cream any more and just spend a 1.00 or two for naturally beautiful skin.

Replied by Patricia
(Sanford, Fl)
12/11/2009

I will definitely try this, Auset! I have Lupus, so my face will break out in a rash occasionally, and when it dries up my skin is very flakey and tender. Tell me....how long do you leave the cucumber "juice" on your skin before rinsing?

Replied by Naturally_me
(Potlatch, Idaho, 83855)
03/06/2011

Does the cucumber work to reduce under eye bags? I have been using white tea, and I soak coffee filters in a jar of tea leaves and tea, then I remove a filter and apply it to my face for a few minutes. Then, everytime I go to the bathroom, I take a Qtip and swab my face with the tea and then apply coconut oil to my face, gently massaging under my eyes. I leave the coconut oil on all day, it absorbs in to the skin as long as you do not apply to thick of a coat! I recently began Oil Pulling with Virgin coconut oil as well. I am starting to notice a difference but it seems like it is a temporary improvement so far, (my bags seem to return. It could be because I just started all this and it will work over time. The rest of my face feels great, just under my eyes is what I struggle with at this point.

Note: I do think my bags under my eyes are brought on by smoking and prescription medicine, and stress. I also drink apple cider vinegar with a quarter tsp. of baking soda, water and honey. Does anyone know if this will turn in to a permanent solution for dark under eye circles?


Curamin, Exercise

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Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Take Curamin (a strong anti-inflamatory) and milk thistle (protects the liver), a B complex, C, A, E, and then do some vigorous exercise, take an hour long walk or run or bike, etc. to get your blood moving and oxygenated. I did that the other day and my face looked like it was glowing like it was made of glass.


Replied by Chris
(Galeana, Mexico)
12/22/2007

Dear Valentina, Was very intriqued with your post on earth clinic. How you have remained so young looking and no menopause yet. I think it is wonderful. Could you please tell me what you eat for breakfast? lunch ? (probably your salads {with cottage cheese sometimes}), also what do you eat for dinner? This no grains, rice or beans would be hard, that is my main diet here in mexico but my health is not so good and I am seeking other avenues. Hoping you can find the time to answer.

Diet Tips

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Posted by Mila (Sacramento, California) on 04/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I tried essential oils, more specifically, rosemary and coriander oils, for my blackheads and active acne, and a miracle happened with my face. Here is how I do it: at night I wash my face first if i have makeup on with my regular camphor based cleanser, then about an hour later i heat up a huge pot of water, and hold my face above the steam for about 10-15 minutes, i also cover my head with a big towel, so the heat does not escape. The steam helps open up the pores and let the toxins out. Then I take a shower and rinse my face off oil and toxins. After i get out i pat my face dry and apply coriander and rosemary oil mixed together. It's been a couple of weeks, and my face has cleared up so much, I am amazed. There are other things I do too, like drinking less caffeine and eating less sugar ,taking flax and omega 3,6,9 oils, also praying to God( I'm a christian), and my skin has been great. It doesn't get congested anymore, it's color is more healthy and even, I am absolutely amazed. I am 22, so I know acne at my age is an internal problem, so I recommend to anybody the essential oils(coriander and rosemary), but also checking your diet, some foods cause your skin to congest and breakout. Hope this helps)) I think I'll be using essential oils now,for me they've been more effective and a lot less expensive than facials and pretty much all brand name products i've tried in my life, and trust me i've wasted thousands of dollars on lotions, facials, cremes, etc. God bless you, and hope you find this comment helpful.


Diet Tips
Posted by Toma (Chicago, IL) on 01/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

If you want to have wrinkle free skin, then don't eat meat, diary products, sugar, and mashed potatoes. no pillows around the face. lose weight and don't gain. Take the following vitamins to have good skin : A, C, D, E, and B-complex. To avoid wrinkles you should wear sunglasses and hat in the sun and use sunscreen every time when go outside (reapply every 2 hours).


Dry Brushing, Oil

Posted by Jane (Durham, Oregon, Usa) on 11/08/2010

I stopped using soap of any kind, anywhere on my body and prior to shower I use natural bristle brush and in circular motions, start from feet and work my way up to chest. For Women chest and face are tender so use natural sponge. It sloughs old skin cells and I moisturize after with Cosmetic use, Sweet Almond oil and my skin is looking better day by day and skin feels exstremly clean and soft. I am 55 so my skin is looking less attractive than my youth. I am a proponant of only USA made products (start to finish)so I had to look at labels. Unfortunate challenge but I persevere.


Eating Avocados

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Posted by Jeff (Short Hills, NJ) on 07/16/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Eating avocados improves your skin due to the natural oils present in the fruit. Try it, and in a few days you'll notice the difference.


Egg

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Posted by Heaven (Plano, States) on 05/09/2011

i had been experiencing large pores , due to my very oily skin. what i used was very simple and you normally always have in the home. plain ole eggs- i would make sure that the egg is beat very well and apply it on my skin usually every other day. cleanse the skin throughly first i use a soap that is made by black opal which exfoliates- i love it so much i have to refrain from using it daily and it helps with blemishes and oily skin. and , yes u will feel the skin tightening as it starts to dry.



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