Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Neglected Underarms

As far as nourishing, underarms seem to be very neglected area or our skin. Most people apply some kind of deodorant or antiperspirant daily (make sure you use something that's safe) but never even think about using some body lotion or cream under arms.

If your skin in the underarm area tends to get dry or even flaky, then you already know how irritating that might be and I don't have to remind you of that. On the contrary, I'm happy to share with you a simple solution to keep your underarms healthy, nourished and good-looking.

First of all, in my experience it's best to shave at night to give your skin enough time to recover before applying deodorant again.

An second of all, after shaving, apply some pure organic jojoba oil. Your underarms will be grateful!

Jojoba oil is actually a liquid plant wax, very moisturizing (not greasy)and absorbent - similar to our skin's own sebum. Also recommended to be used as a scalp cleanser.

How to Apply Deodorant


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Useful Chamomile Flowers

Here are some very useful ways to use chamomile flowers, dry or fresh:

  • • Chamomile tea is said to relieve (pre)menstrual cramps better than any painkiller (and without side-effects!).

    • Chamomile infusion (steep large amount of chamomile flowers in hot water for 15 minutes; let cool before using) makes a wonderfully soothing and aromatic bath.

    • Lukewarm chamomile tea rinse brings golden highlights to brown hair and makes blond hair lighter.

    • Chamomile combined with neutral henna adds highlights even to very dark hair.