care using all-natural products
and ideas from Latin people.....By Lindisima
you ever find out what is contained in some of the cheap
personal care products sold in a super-market or on the
shelves of a discount store, you will never ever use
them. You get what you pay for. When all you pay
for a personal care product is a few dollars you must
realize that a manufacturer is going to put the cheapest raw
materials (mostly petroleum products). And don't be
misled by how you feel. You can be made to feel good
after using a product by adding even more nasty
chemicals. So be careful what you put on your skin; if
it costs more, you should try to do it. If you cannot
afford it then it is best not to put anything at all than to
put cheap, petroleum-based products. In this article,
we are giving you tips on how you can use some all-natural
ingredients to make your own
personal care products.
These are based on popular usage among Latin people.
care product and use tips
If you have dry lips
||Buy cacao butter, put a little bit in an empty container and apply it with you fingertips. In Honduras, you can buy it in small squares and it is very cheap. It is 100% natural and very nourishing.
| El Salvador
If your hair needs a shine
||There is a great oil of a cousin of the avocados, called
zapullulo (zapote or sapote). In Mayan language, this delicious fruit was called
Yuy. This oil has a sweet fragrance and it works wonders in the hair. If you cannot get it, you may use avocado oil, which you can buy in any health food stores and some supermarkets in the oil sections. Many online stores selling natural products also sell it. Apply it over dry hair 15 or 20 minutes before washing. Preferably, warm it up in hot water before applying, but do not heat it up as this will destroy nutrients.
Arrayan oil is very effective for stretch marks when they are still white. This is a very nutritious oil that you can use instead of body lotion in areas with propensity to stretch marks or over existing stretch marks.
||Spain produces some of the best olive oils. This oil can be used in hair as a special humectant treatment as described above for the
zapullulo oil. Or you can use a lighter version on your skin if you do not have or do not like to use body lotion. Donatella Versace uses olive oil on her skin.
If you need to cool down or calm your skin
||You take or use compresses of
toronjil tea. In the US, we call it Melissa. You can buy it at some
grocery stores or in health food stores.
For good breath
||Use parsley. You can eat it or drink its tea. Too bad that
chimichurri sauce also has garlic.
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