Homemade Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer

Since I discovered the aloe vera gel, I can’t get enough of it. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. The aloe vera gel moisturizes and heals the skin. It is known to have a beneficial effect on skin problems like acne, redness, sunburns, pigmentation and dryness. It brightens the skin by removing the dead cells. Image: Matt Biddulph via Flickr ...more
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Easy Aloe Vera Skin Care Recipes

Aloe Vera is commonly used in skin care products because it offers so many benefits. It can soften, soothe, and hydrate and has the ability to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to promote cell regeneration. Additionally it has both antiseptic and antibiotic properties which makes it highly effective in treating skin irritations such as cuts, burns, eczema, and sunburns and will also relieve the itch from poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac. The active ingredients in Aloe Vera are quite remarkable....more
Thank you for sharing these recipes! I might have to try out the oily skin mask :)more

Top 10 Natural Ingredients for Your Hair

The more we embrace our natural texture, the more we learn natural and/or organic products work best. There are hundreds of ingredients found in nature that can be used in hair products. Healthy ingredients aren’t for textured hair alone! These ingredients work to make everybody’s hair healthier. Below is a list of 10 popular natural ingredients and what they provide for our hair. ...more

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

A couple of months ago, at the height of the driest part of winter, my lips were staying dry and chapped despite everything I did. I tried several different lip balms, all of which helped for a few minutes to a few hours, but then my lips would go right back to where they’d started. Nothing seemed to heal them. ...more

My balm of choice for more than 6 years has been Melaleuca's Sun Shades lip balm with SPF 15. ...more

Aloe Vera - No Wonder They Call It The Miracle Plant

Aloe Vera is a member of the Lily family. It is a succulent that looks a lot like a cactus and is known by various names such as the burnt plant, the miracle plant, the natural healer and the medicine plant. Although there are more than two hundred species of Aloe Vera, only a few have medicinal properties, and of these Aloe Vera Barbadensis is the most beneficial. ...more