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DIY Face Wash Recipe:

  • woman-washing-her-face250 ml glass bottle with twist cap (or pump)
  • 1/2 cup of pure Castile liquid soap
  • 1/2 tsp jojoba oil, or avocado oil (or other liquid oil like olive)
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • (Optional) 8 drops of essential oil of choice for scent (lavender, mint, etc

Add all of the ingredients to the glass bottle. Shake before each use. Why maple syrup? It’s antibacterial, helps to unclog pores and is packed with antioxidants! Why sea salt? In combination with maple syrup, it provides an antibacterial action of the face wash and prolongs the shelf life of the facewash. you can opt out of sea salt if you use honey. If using honey, use water to thin out the face wash to your needs.

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Face Mask for Congested Skin

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Recipe:

  • 2-3 tbsp of pure bentonite clay
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp of pure apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water

Combine well to form a slightly thick mixture and apply to clean face. Leave on for about 15 minutes, DO NOT let it completely dry! Wash off when about 75% of it is dry, even if some areas like nose and cheeks did not dry. Follow up with normal skin care routine, ie toner, and moisturizer.

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Nutrition and Acne

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Based on the book ‘You Are What you Eat’ by Dr. Gillian Mckeith, the location of pimples may signify an issue within the body that can be reversed with changes to the diet. It is not necessary to attempt every solution unless the solution of choice from the lists below did not work. Additionally, bodily hygiene is vital to the prevention of acne, especially in locations such as the back, post workout, because the accumulation of microbes may cause breakouts.

  • Forehead Pimples:
    • Signify an issue with the intestinal area
      • Solutions: increase fiber intake via Psyllium Husk: take psyllium husk supplements on a daily basis until problem area clears up OR mix 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk in 250ml of water, let to set for 5-10 min and drink on an empty stomach every morning. Some Acne is caused by a food intolerance or sensitivity, it would be wise to be tested for sensitivities if the acne persists.
  • Cheek Pimples:
    • Signify an issue with the Lung and breast area
      • Solutions: Drink Mullein tea and take astragalus supplements (3x/day), take oil of primrose supplements, take echinacea liquid tincture (20 drops/day), avoid dairy products, saturated fats, and red meats.
  • Nose Pimples: 
    • Signify an issue with the heart area
      • Solutions: take hawthorn supplements, take coenzyme Q10, eat barley grass (1tsp/day), drink 2 cups of hawthorn tea daily
  • Jaw Pimples:
    • Signify an issue with the kidney area
      • Solutions: drink dandelion leaf tea, take a magnesium supplement, and B complex daily, eat quinoa
  • Shoulder Pimples:
    • Signify an issue with the digestive area
      • Solutions: take digestive enzyme supplements with all meals, drink 1 tbsp of aloe vera juice before meals.
  • Chest Pimples:
    • Signify an issue with the lung and heart area
      • Solutions: drink mullein tea and ginkgo biloba teas regularly, take coenzyme Q10 supplements
  • Upper Back Pimples: 
    • Signify an issue with the lung area
      • Solutions: take astragalus supplements, germanium supplements, and include the following herbs in your food preparation: basil, cayenne, fennel, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, mullein, nettles, peppermint. Drink celery juice and mullein teas, avoid dairy products, sugars, and peanuts
  • Pimples Around the Mouth:
    • Signify an issue with the reproductive area
      • Solutions: take the supplement agnus castus twice daily (also known as Vitex or chaste berry)