Friday, September 7, 2012

Thoughts on Antacids, home made hair spray, perfume and toner

  Yeah, tomorrow we get a cool down, only 75 for a high temp and clear down into the upper 40s at night, sounds so good. It was cool this morning for a long time, very refreshing.
  Okay, some thoughts. If you are taking any medications for heart burn, or reflux,  did you know they cause B-12 deficiency?  And this can cause your hands and feet to tingle and get numb.  Your body quits making RNA and DNA when you take these. Also you can become anemic and develop bone loss problems. If you are taking them, keep checking with your doctor on side effects, and be aware they are not advised for more than a few weeks. You can develop neuropathy and  fibromyalgia from overuse. More information is available on Jordan Rubins website.
    Recipes. How about a facial toner ?
 3 tablespoons of mint leaves, fresh or dried
 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
 1 cup distilled water
Put all in a clean, covered container and steep for 3 days. Strain and store in a tightly covered container. Splash on face after washing.
   Hair Spray
 zest of one lemon or lime
 1 cup boiling water
 1 tablespoon witch hazel
Put zest in ceramic container, pour boiling water over and let set overnight. Strain and stir in the witch hazel. Put in spray bottle and use to style hair or set your style after its done.
  About zest, if you zest your citrus and dry the zest, run it through your coffee grinder or food mill and make it into a powder, much easier to work with, and you will find a lot of uses for it. Even cooking. You can dry it in your microwave, regular oven or dehydrator.
 1 teaspoon orris root powder
 1 tablespoon cornstarch
 1 tablespoon citrus peel
 2 drops lemon essential oil
 2 drops bergamont oil
  Mix all together and put in food processor.  Process til you have a smooth, fine powder.  Put in a container with a tight lid and rub small amounts on your skin where you would apply perfume. This is a recipe you can alter to suit your sense of smell, so many oils are available, so do some experimenting and find a scent you love.
   After bath spray
 2 cups apple cider vinegar
 1 tablespoon dried sage
 1 tablespoon thyme, fresh or dried
 1 teaspoon ground cloves
 Mix in a clear , clean jar and let set 2 weeks, shaking daily. Strain and put in spray bottle. Use after bath or shower.
  Have you ever heard of Bugscuffle Tennessee? Next time I will be sharing a story about it with you. Have a great week, hope the cool weather is heading your way. Stay well.
  A final reminder, all these products are easy to find at Mountain Rose Herbs, or on Amazon.

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