Natural Remedies

Glowing Skin Remedies

Bathing in Purified Water
Posted by Pablo (Shawnee, KS) on 01/13/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I will have to try this Fountain of Youth for sure. I just have one comment to everyone with dry skin, though, and that is you should be bathing in purified water if not already. I have been for ten years and from the get go you could scratch my skin all day and hardly get any dry lines from it, and I don't use lotion either. Just FYI, as it's really worked for me (and chlorinated water definitely has not). plus there are a tone of other health benefits from doing so

Brown Sugar, Egg White, H2O2 Lift
Posted by Tami (Mocksville, Nc, Usa) on 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.

Posted by Jack (Toledo, OH) on 05/15/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Shirley (Perth, Western Australia) on 12/16/2009

I have lots of brown scars all over my body because of dermatitis.. I just wanna know if this mixture can help to lessen the darkness of the scars all over me. Its really embarrassing!!!! Please help.. I started to lose my self confidence because of this..

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Holly V (Greenville, Sc) on 04/05/2010

I had a question to Rob or anyone else who may know. At home I mixed the aloe vera and vitamin e and put it in a glass jar. Then i read the aloe jar, and it said to refrigerate after opening, so i put my mixture in the refrigerator as well. Is this okay? sometimes when i put the mixture on my face (after washing), my face turns bright red and stings. It's not unbearable and i do already notice a good change in my skin. Just wanted to know if maybe i should keep them separate until i apply, or can i store it at room temp after mixing for future use. or is the refrigerator fine? thanks anyone!

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Mario (Cambridge, Ma) on 05/05/2010

like to know if aloe vera gel and vit e helps with dark spots?

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Cutecat (Nj) on 06/29/2011

Hi can this mixture be applied on oily skin?? Any comments?

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa) on 06/29/2011

Hi Cutecat - I believe the aloe vera would be fine on oily skin, but am not sure on the vitamin E - it may cause a breakout. Maybe do a test area first.

Carly, not a doctor. ;)

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Becca1 (King George, Virginia Usa) on 12/13/2011

Add lemon and lime juice to the aloe Vera and scrub your face with oatmeal, it will fade the spots, slowly but permanantly, also watch out for open places on your skin it might burn a little but it will heal it... Use rose water for toner :)

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Sangeeta (Kolkata, West Bengal / India) on 04/18/2012

Can we use forever living aloe vera juices to detoxify body and can we apply aloe vera jelly of dis company for dark patches on face?

Baths, Aloe Vera, Water
Posted by Joe (Richmond Hill, GA) on 02/07/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I will be 60 this year, and most people do not believe may age and most say that I look in my 40's. First, I have very good genes: one grandfather lived to be 94 and the other 95, when most people were dying at 68. I take a bath normally, as opposed to a shower, usually when you shower your skin does not have time to absorb the water. If I do shower, I plug the tub and allow the water to build up. This greatly aids dry, cracked feet. I also apply aloe vera to my feet, elbows, and face almost daily. I also use aloe vera for my hair, instead of brylcreem type hair products. Also, throughout the day, I put water on my face and allow the skin to absorb it. Furthermore, for the past 10 or 15 years I have never dried my feet. It is amazing, but your feet almost immediately absorbs the water. Most of our bodies, most of our planet, and a lot of outer space they say it made of water, so I give my body plenty to absorb. Lastly, I consume a great deal of Apple Cider Vinegar. It helps me keep my weight down, and has enabled me to quit taking damaging water pills for blood pressure.

Coconut Oil and Vitamin C Facial
Posted by Ana (Houston Tx) on 09/01/2020

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

Posted by Guin (Memphis) on 10/10/2017
5 out of 5 stars

For skin, try drinking more water along with applying aloe and vit E liquid. Keeping your skin hydrated will hide smaller wrinkles, and for the acne try an herbal rinse, using herbs that have anti-bacterial qualities. Try not to use any harsh chemicals on your skin, and use a gentle exfoliator (spelling?) every couple days, less is you have sensitive skin. I use brown sugar in hazelnut oil, with a bit of lemon or lime juice mixed in. You can add a tiny amount of your facial wash to help prevent too much oil sticking to your face. I hope that this works for you as well as it works for me!

Facial Beauty Oils/Moisturizer
Posted by Che (Roxas City, Philippines) on 04/01/2015

Hi everyone, I'm back with my new formulation recipe for beautiful skin. I've tried this for quite a long time and it's actually one from among my beautiful skin secrets. I've tried several combinations in the past but this one seems to be the best. It made the other heavy oils lighter and burning effects of some oils we're eliminated. It's lighter and smoother on the face. It is anti fungal, anti-bacterial, anti microbial. It's a very good moisturizer, it will make your face really glow.

I combined: 150ml castor oil, 150ml sunflower oil, 150ml VCO, 100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of rosemary and Vitamin E. Try it and let me hear how this works in you.

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!

Posted by John (California, US) on 05/17/2014

Can bloodroot be used to treat for spider naevus skin blemish?

Thank you, john

Posted by Nadia (France) on 02/13/2014
0 out of 5 stars

Hello Earth Clinic,

I am very new to home remedy. I stopped to use chemical face wash and try to apply daily products on my face to substitute it then I give a try with yogurt mask. But after I apply yogurt, my skin become dry (normally yogurt is for dry skin, right?) Until now, I haven't found any natural product for my face.

I will be deeply grateful if you can help me. I don't want to use my chemical products back.

Thank you so much.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/14/2014

Nadia, organic coconut oil works for me.

Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 02/14/2014

Nadia: Women all over the world just like you are getting beautiful skin from green drinks. I put 1oz organic baby greens in a blender with some water, grind them up, and drink one every 2 hours. My skin is smooth and soft. I also eat plenty of organic fruits. Sugar, nutrients, and energized water are good for the skin. Omega 3's from plants are good for the skin. I take 30g/day chia seeds. You can take flax oil.

Posted by Karen (Calgary) on 02/15/2014

I just wanted to let you know that if you are suffering from dry skin after washing, try the oil cleansing method. If you google it you will find lots of info. It will probably really help you. Good luck!

Raw Cocoa Butter
Posted by Kate (Brisbane, Australia) on 09/03/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Hi I recently started putting cocoa butter on my skin and lips, and it seems to plump up the skin like anti aging products do. The lip are a great benefit. I use cocnut oil too, it it sinks into the skin fast and may be more suitable for normal to oily skin. My skin is dry and so the richness of the cocoa butter is suitable for my older skin.

Ps I have used a lot of face products over the years, including some expensive ones. The natural ones do not always perform as well in terms of anti aging, lifting benefits, so I'm pretty pleased with cocoa butter.

pps I just made a delicious fudge sauced with cocoa butter, cocoa nibs, coconut cream and a little honey. Decadent, but quite healthy!

I was looking for others' experience. I wonder if it affects the lips so well? Also, I wonder if mixing it eith any other oils will get an even better result? I can't believe it is so inexpensive and works s well. Bravo nature! Kate, Brisbane

Lightening Skin
Posted by Vanessa (Caracas, Venezuela) on 05/19/2013

Hi everyone! I want to whiten the skin all over my body including my face to even out my skin tone and make it lighter. What do you recommend?

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/06/2013

what is the best (healthiest) lipstick to use for an old woman sensitive to cosmetics and not wanting any beetles on my lips.... Need some color.... Liven up my face!

Like to stay frugal if at all possible.

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 05/07/2013

Hi Joy from Washington: I buy my lipstick at the health food store and, while it is very expensive, it lasts an incredibly long time because I use a lip brush to apply it. When it's near the end of the tube, I scoop out the remainder and add an equal amount of natural lip balm so I have a nicely tinted lip balm.

Also, you can buy a lipliner pencil from the health food store and colour in your lips and then, for a bit of shine, top with a natural lip balm.

If you are feeling like a bit of D-I-Y, here's a recipe to make your own lipstick. I'm even tempted to try it!

Hope this helps! Cheers, Bess

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Liz (Boston, Massachusetts) on 05/07/2013

Burt's Bees has some nice, subtle lip colors that are inexpensive - $5.00'ish.

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/07/2013

Is it a lipstick or a gloss? It seemed thin on the shelf but I haven't tried any on. Does the darker color look like your lips have color on them ? I use their acne stick. Love it. My daughter told me it cured her boil type acne in one treatment.

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/07/2013

Thank you sooo much for the reply... loved the website, I think I'll be visiting that site often, lotsa fun. My daughter is always making up stuff too so she will love it too.

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/12/2013

Today I took the advice and bought the shade called RAISIN suprised how dark it went on, seemed darker than the lid color but now mixing it with some pink I had of CABOTS VITAMIN E LIPSTICK... I didn't think they sold it anymore but found it on amazon but not the color I liked before..... The Burt's Bees is more like lipstick than gloss. Thanks... Love, Joy

General Feedback
Posted by Kathy (In, United States) on 03/09/2013

I know this isn't major. I just got over a virus that had me down for 6 weeks. It has totally wreaked havoc with my skin. Wrinkles, loose skin, dry, itchy. I looked like I aged 10 yrs. Any suggestions for collagen boosting, skin care. I'm back up to my 10 glasses of water a day but it doesn't seem to help.

General Feedback
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/09/2013

Kathy, drink less water and add a lick of salt here and there, grey sea salt is best.

General Feedback
Posted by Linda (Omaha, Ne) on 03/09/2013

Try Hyaluronic Acid with Chondroitin Sulfate, it helps plump up the skin and smoothes out wrinkles; you can get it at most vitamin websites.

Organic Oils and Baking Soda
Posted by Tammy (Swift Current, Sk, Canada) on 02/20/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I make facial scrub out of organic oils (I switch it up, sometimes EVOO, sometimes sweet almond, avocado, etc) and baking soda. I use this every couple of days and allow it to sit on my skin for just a few mins before rinsing (too much and it'll irritate so be careful). I also make toner out of ACV, witch hazel, brewed green tea and some essential oils. I use straight coconut oil as a moisturizer. It's funny because I tend to have oily skin but this combo has dealt with it amazingly!! I love the results on my skin, however, my husband has had to get used to the smell!

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
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!

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
Posted by Yvonne (Boston, Ma, Usa) on 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!

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
Posted by Julie (Seattle, Washington, USA) on 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.

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
Posted by Susan (Canada) on 07/05/2017

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

General Feedback
Posted by Gloria (Poughkeepsie, Ny, Usa) on 12/14/2012

Hi there. I am really interested in trying out oil as a lotion for my skin problems and wrinkles, but I am worried about my skin because of calories. That may sound vain, but it's true! Does your body absorb the calories from oil? Should I may some cuts in my food intake during the day to make up for it? Thanks!

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 12/14/2012

Hi Gloria, I gave up using lotion many years ago now. Instead, I have used all sorts of oils as skin softeners for both my face and my body. They have included, olive oil, almond oil, castor oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, avocado oil and many more... So, you can see I've covered a lot of oils! Currently, I use coconut oil and have for some time because I like the light fragrance it has and also my body seems to just soak it right up. Lotion, honestly, never seemed to actually soften my skin. It always seemed as soon as the lotion wore off, my skin was dry underneath. With oils, they actually penetrate my skin and make it soft. My skin doesn't become dry and flaky anymore like it did when I used lotion.

As for weight gain from oil use- absolutely no issue at all. And as you can see, I've used quite an array of oils so I don't think there is a problem at all. So, go ahead and use it all you want! It's calorie free! You'll love it. Hope this helps. Lisa