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Healing scars and stretch marks naturally…

Personally, I don’t mind scars or stretch marks.  I like to think of them as being earned and offering character to individuals, but I know that some people are really very concerned and would like to know ways of getting rid of them naturally.  Cue some feverish internet research!

 

Bentonite Clay is a great choice.  It pulls toxins out of pores, helps to heal skin and reduces redness.  The best way to use it is to make a paste with the clay and some water.  Spread it on the skin, leave it until it dries and then wash it off.

clay

You can also try Coconut oil.  The fatty acids in this miracle product prevent and reverse free radical damage.  It couldn’t be easier to use either.  Just apply directly to the skin.

 

Carrot juice is rich in minerals as well as Vitamin C.  It cleanses and beautifies skin.  You need to mix carrot juice with 1 teaspoon sea salt and massage it into areas of scarring with a circular motion.  Again, leave it to dry, but make sure you rinse it off thoroughly or else you might have orange skin from the carotene!

sea salt

Sea salt baths are excellent for absorbing toxins from the skin.  They also act as an antiseptic.  Draw yourself a warm water bath and add the sea salt to the running water.  Sit in it for 30-45 minutes once or twice a week.

 

Aloe vera is an amazing product for the skin.  It regenerates skin tissue, fights inflammation, and provides soothing moisture.  You can get it over the counter as a gel (make sure it is over 90% pure Aloe Vera gel) or get it directly from an aloe vera plant.

vitamin e

Vitamin E is first class for scars.  Use the contents of a vitamin E supplement capsule and put it on the scar directly.  Though please make sure you only use it on a healed scar.

 

And finally, hazelnut oil is fabulous for nourishing and hydrating skin and for promoting cell regeneration.  It has astringent properties, strengthens capilliaries and reduces redness.  Just apply it directly to the skin, though if you have a nut allergy, please do not use it.

 

 

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Do you have pets at home?

Our house is home to 3 animals.  No, I am not including the husband in that count.  I have two cats and a dog.  The two cats are Mo (15), Alfie (5) and the dog is Dotty (2).  Flea treatments are important to us, but I really do not like using the chemicals available.  So what natural remedies are there for use on animals?

lemon

My research has come up with several.  Citrus skins are useful.  Rubbing a small amount of lemon or orange juice on the skin of your pets, between the shoulder blades can really help.  As can using Brewers Yeast in their food.  A small amount of garlic in the dry food daily can help, but it should not be used for cats because it can cause anaemia in them.

This is NOT either of my cats!

This is NOT either of my cats!

You could always attempt to dip the animal in water.  You could use a gentle shampoo as well.  I am thinking the cats would definitely not appreciate that (first I would have to catch them.  They move fast!), and the dog… well, even though she is part Labrador, she is not wildly keen on water.  Mind you, the past two weekends, we have had to give her a bath because she has rolled in something disgusting.  So those Labrador genes will out somehow!

hoovering

One thing I do all the time with 3 animals in the house, is to vacuum.  If we keep the floor clean with a natural disinfectant (steam cleaning is brilliant!) that can also stop the reinfection of  fleas.  Make sure to regularly clean the bedding and to vacuum round their favourite hangout spots.

rose geranium oil

If you have ticks in your area, then you can make a tick collar, by putting a few dabs of Rose Geranium Essential oil on the fabric of the collar, and ticks will avoid your beast.

chamomile

If your cat or dog still has an itchy and irritated skin, then you can use Chamomile tea in a spray bottle.  Make the tea, put it in the spray bottle and then put it in the refrigerator.  Apply to the itchy and uncomfortable part of the skin.  Vitamin E oil is great for Dogs dry skin.  But you can also use baby oatmeal.  Add a little water to make a paste and then rub it into the itchy areas.  Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.  And that Chamomile tea bag?  You can use it on irritated and infected pet eyes as well.

 

Hmmm… all the pets have disappeared somewhere.  I wonder if they know I am going to be chasing them around with lemons?!

 

Have a great Sunday!