Category Archives: ANTI-AGING

ITCH CITY

Off and on, I’ve been posting about itching,  rather as if it is one of my favorite hobbies.  I am starting to think that it may well be… at least it is my skin’s hobby. In the past 3 months I’ve really being good at itching, and it didn’t seem like I could come up with anything that would calm it. Even my beloved Four Thieves couldn’t touch it.  Nothing the dermatologist could prescribe or do would stop it.  The dermatologist started saying that I had eczema (at least, he was giving me a word, finally, but I was NOT HAPPY.  I don’t want to have eczema. That is not how I see myself).  The diagnosis gave me a point of reference from which to start researching how this got on me and how I could make it go away, or at least manage it.

Then, about 2 weeks ago, I suddenly got the brilliant idea to slather coconut oil all over my skin, where it itched and everywhere else, too. That worked pretty well, and the itching would abate some for a few hours.  I got used to smelling like coconut.  Then, two days ago, for some odd reason, it occurred to me to smear apple cider vinegar all over the itchy areas.  That stung quite a bit, so I figured it was going to work.  I slathered coconut oil over top once the ACV had dried.  After a few minutes of really hoping that the ACV effect was going to calm down, I was good to go (actually, it really wasn’t any worse than putting Four Thieves on a weepy shingles lesion).  The effect (NO ITCH!) lasted for about 12 hours, and then I repeated the ACV/coconut oil application again.  This morning (Day Three), I repeated my ACV/coconut oil protocol, and, yet again, I was mostly comfortable for about 12 hours.

So, since I have something good to report, something you might be able to use at some point, if not today, I’m posting the results of my experimental research on the one subject who lives in my room and sleeps in my bed (me!). The results of my research are not scientific, because I’ve only done it on me, but I can tell you that it worked when I was just about ready to hurt myself just to take my mind off the itch.

Meanwhile, interestingly, three days ago, one of my cousins posted her soap find for anti-aging annd rejuvenation on Facebook. (If you have eczema, I’m told, you have to be careful what soap you use).  I thought it sounded   like a good soap, and then I read the comments from her friends. One guy said that he had used the Black African Soap for his eczema…. lo, and behold! I used to use Black African Soap (another brand), and I never had eczema then! I friended the guy, in case he might say other things about life with eczema, and I turned around and ordered both the soap my cousin had mentioned and the Black African Soap this guy recommended: So, today, I received Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Soap with Frankincense and Myrrh as well as Shea Moisture African Black Soap. I am eagerly waiting to try them.  (I haven’t opened the packages but they both smell really nice (I think this brand of African Black Soap smells nicer than the one I used to use)

BUT WAIT! THAT’S NOT ALL!!!!!  I’ve had this thing on my skin since forever (have asked the dermatologist about it many times), and then it changed color and started to be extremely uncomfortable/uber-itchy , to the point where I had to give up certain underpinnings to avoid further irritation.  The dermatologist has agreed to remove it in two weeks, but…. how to live that long?  Today, I decided to do something drastic… I doused it in undiluted oil of oregano, and then bit a towel for about 2 minutes, until the burning sensation wore off — MIRACLE!!!! I haven’t even noticed that place all day!!!!!!

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JAPANESE WATER CURE

JAPANESE WATER CURE

You have heard it before: Drink lots of water to stay healthy.

Now, this from Japan:
My Japanese room-mate has told me that it is fashionable in Japan to drink water immediately upon arising, because Japanese research has shown that this “Water Treatment” can effect a 100% cure for a number of diseases, including:

arthritis

epilepsy

hemorrhoids (piles)

asthma

ear, nose, throat disease

kidney and urinary tract diseases

body aches

eye disease

meningitis

bronchitis

gastritis

menstrual and other female reproductive disorders

cancer

headaches

obesity

constipation

heart disease

tuberculosis

diabetes

heart palpitations

vomiting

diarrhea

high blood pressure

METHOD OF TREATMENT
• Upon arising in the morning, before you brush your teeth, drink 640 ml (approximately 2-1/2 C) water.
• After drinking the water, brush your teeth and gargle, as desired, but wait 45 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.
• After 45 minutes, eat your normal breakfast.
• Avoid eating or drinking for 2 hours during the treatment period.

NOTE: The elderly or infirm, who cannot tolerate 4 glasses of water at once should build up their water intake gradually, from 1/2 C to the recommended 2-1/2 C before breakfast.

Although there are no side effects to this totally natural treatment, in the beginning, you may notice an increased frequency of urination until the body accustoms itself to the new pattern of water intake.

RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE OF TREATMENT
for alleviation or cure

• Arthritis patients should follow the 3 days during the week 1, then begin the full daily treatment in week 2.
• Cancer – 180 days
• Constipation – 10 days
• Diabetes – 30 days
• Gastritis – 10 days
• High Blood Pressure – 30 days
• Tuberculosis – 90 days

Japanese researchers suggest that the Water Treatment be added permanently to one’s daily routine for ongoing benefit.

DRY SKIN FACIAL OIL

FACIAL OIL FOR DRY SKIN

7 dr Geranium
4 dr rose
14 dr sandalwood
2 oz carrier oil (grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, etc.)

Thoroughly blend all ingredients

WRINKLE CHASER

WRINKLE CHASER
1 Treatment
Softens, smoothes dehydrated, chapped, red, rough skin. Also this mixture

3 C distilled water
1 T fennel seeds, crushed
2 dr rose oil

Crush seeds and mix ingredients well.
Apply to face one to two times weekly.
Follow with mask and moisturizer.

Store any unused mixture in the refrigerator.

Strained and cool for a soothing facial splash, mouthwash, or hair rinse.

Adapted from The Herbal Body Book, Stephanie Tourles, 1994

REJUVENATING OILS FOR THE SKIN

The following oils rejuvenate the skin.  They are good for mature, dry skin.
Chamomile
clary sage
eucalyptus
frankincense,
geranium
jasmine
lavender
lemon
neroli
sweet orange
rose
rosemary
sandalwood
tea tree
ylang ylang.

Mature Skin Rose-Otto Moisturizer

2 dr vetiver
2 dr frankincense
2 dr rose-otto
1 oz light unscented cream or moisturizer

Blend oils thoroughly into unscented moisturizer or cream
Apply as needed to your b

Thoroughly blend oils with light, unscented cream or moisturizer
Apply to skin as needed

REJUVENATING FACE OIL

1-1/2 oz. jojoba
10 drops borageoil
10 dr vitamin E oil
3 dr geranium
3 dr neroli
3 dr rosewood
2 dr fennel
2 dr frankincense
2 dr sandalwood
1 dr vetiver

•    Blend first three  oils.
•    Add essential oils.
•    Blend thoroughly.
•    Following cleansing and toning, apply several drops oil to face, and massage in