According to recent studies, women absorb about two and a half kilos of toxins every year through the skin. Industrial cosmetic uses chemical components in the manufacturing process of products. Toxic ingredients, such as petroleum-derived oils, that not only harm the health of our skin but are also harmful to the environment.

Natural cosmetics

The Natural solutions for the treatment of diseases can be administered internally or externally, which is necessary in the first case, the supervision of a specialized physician, especially in the case of severe infections.

I will talk about the most common plants for decorative use, Which are the ones that concern us.

Main Techniques and external Use

  • Essential oils: Just a few drops added to a base are used Based on how we want to use them. We can add them to the moisturizer to the face, vegetable oils to the body or the ends of their hair, shampoo, clay masks or shea butter, baths and even make mouthwashes. They are very concentrated, and you have to be very cautious when using them.
  • Vegetable oils: We can use them in several ways, which will Depend on their innocence. The purest serves to hydrate the face; For other applications, we can opt for a few more distillates that are going to be cheaper. They can be used for body massages, as a hair mask, eye makeup remover and as carriers for the active ingredients of essential oils.
  • Floral waters: It’s the water Caused by the Distillation procedure for plants to obtain their oils; They are used as facial tonics.

More basic plants and their properties

Aloe Vera
In general, it is used on irritated skin to ease possible itching, dermatitis, burns of any insect bites. This juice starts to succeed after the plant is already an adult.
It can be applied as a carrier agent by adding a drop of essential oil, depending on the skin condition; For example, in oily or acne skins it might work very well with a drop of tea tree essential oil.

It’s a great little flower to treat bruises (bruises) or sprains in joints. It calms pain and swelling and reduces potential bruising.
A tincture can be prepared by allowing the plants macerate in 70 alcohol, in the percentage of 50g of the plant a 500ml of liquor. It’s left in a covered glass jar for a week exposed to sunlight.
Macerations can also be made in distilled water or almond oil in precisely the same way.

Cucumber commonly uses in cosmetics.
It can be utilized as a mask-making a shake of its pulp, or as a tonic with the juice squeezed using a blender.

Compresses or lotions usually apply it.
It’s ideal for wounds and also highly recommended in cases of psoriasis.

Rosemary is used to combatting hair loss, fortify the hair follicle and even in dandruff issues.
You can add a few drops of essential oil right in the shampoo that we usually use and also prepare extract with the new plant to provide us with hair baths.

It’s used on aged skin, with new spots or scars to decrease the signs.

Tea tree
Tea tree obtained from the leaves of the bush and out of them its essential oil is extracted.
You have to be very cautious when using it because it can be quite irritating to the skin.
Use one or two drops in a green clay mask for oily and acne skin, or directly using a stick without exceeding the amount.

Oatmeal Oat seeds
Oatmeal Oat seeds work great on irritated skin and psoriasis. Its milk is utilized by cooking oat flakes in water (mineral) and then straining the whitish liquid in the starch that releases the oatmeal. This liquid has to be kept in a closed container and the refrigerator, as it has no preservatives and its duration is limited. Baths can also be achieved if there is psoriasis trouble in the body.

Witch hazel
It’s the astringent most utilized in beauty. It’s usually used in the Shape of Water of hamamelis or lotions, based on the usage we want to give it.