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The Health Benefits of Natural Products such as sage essential oil, Salvia officinalis, sage leaves, sage tea, sea salt, coarse sea salt, fine sea salt, seaweed powder, sesame oil, shea butter, Siberian ginseng, Eleuthero Root, soya-lecithin, soybean oil, spearmint essential oil, spearmint leaves, spike-lavender essential oil, St. John's-wort essential oil, sunflower seeds, sunflower oil, sweet-almond oil.


Alphabetical List of Ingredients



sage (Salvia officinalis) essential oil

Essential oils to ward off biting insects: The essential oils in natural mosquito repellent are the active constituents that help to ward off bugs and insects. Tea-tree oil, which is a potent antiseptic and anti-bacterial essential oil, has a slightly medicinal scent. The light flora aroma of lavender oil has a refreshing, soothing effect, while the citrus like fragrance of both citronella and lemongrass oils is a mood lifter. Finally, sage oil acts as an antiseptic and skin toner. Recipes for Mosquito Repellant

Essential oils for cold feet: Cold feet are often caused by poor circulation. A foot balm containing the essential oils of ginger and sage will help stimulate blood flow. Ginger oil warms the feet, and sage oil helps reduce perspiration that makes feet clammy. Recipes for Foot Balm

dried sage leaves

sage tea (dried sage leaves)

Highlighting the hair: Use herbal rinses to bring out your hair's natural highlights. Steep the recommended herbs in 3 cups boiling water for 30 minutes, and strain. After shampooing, squeeze out excess water and saturate hair with herbal rinse. Towel dry using a dark towel. For blonde or light-brown hair, blend 1 tablespoon each of dried chamomile, comfrey and calendula. To make dark hair more vibrant, add 1 tablespoon of each of dried comfrey, powdered black-walnut hull and sage. To cover up gray, mix 1/2 cup of neutral henna with enough brewed coffee-usually about 1 cup-to make a gooey paste. Leave on hair for 30 minutes. Recipes for Natural Cosmetics

Sage: Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory sage helps curtail and heal existing pimples. To prepare sage tea to use in a facial pack, simply pour 1 cup boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of dried sage leaves, steep for 10 minutes and strain. Recipes for Facial Pack

sea salt

coarse sea salt

fine sea salt

Rich in minerals: Sea salt, which is available at most health-food stores, contains a higher mineral content than regular table salt, has not been bleached with chemicals and is believed to be more effective in a bath. Sea salt is obtained by evaporating seawater that has been purified and filtered multiple times. It consists of about 80 percent sodium chloride and 20 percent minerals and trace elements. Salt that comes from the Dead Sea is especially rich in potassium, magnesium, iodine, bromine and sulfur. These substances remove waste products from the body and can help protect against cellulite and edema in the tissues of the skin. Coarse- and fine-grained forms of sea salt are available; both types are effective when added to a therapeutic bath. Recipes for Sea-Salt Bath

Exfoliators for smoothing scrubs: A number of natural substances can serve as exfoliating agents. Sea salt, fine or coarse, will help to remove toxins, supply minerals to tissue and stimulate stagnant circulation. It also aids in tightening and toning slack skin: A sea-salt scrub battles the dimpled look of cellulite that often appears on the thighs and buttocks by helping to break up fat and water deposits. For removal of scaly, tough, dry skin, ground almonds prove both thorough and gentle, and provide more moisture. Wheat or oat bran is an excellent, non-abrasive and non-irritating exfoliator for sensitive skin. Recipes for Body Scrubs

seaweed powder (kelp)

Kelp to detoxify: Kelp contains nutrients that help detoxify your body and nourish your skin. Detoxification methods such as sea kelp powder baths help to remove toxins from your body and may improve overall health. A sea kelp bath may also increase your ability to lose weight. Toxins make your metabolism sluggish, reduce your ability to burn fat and inhibit your sense of fullness after eating. Recipe for Sea Salt Bath

sesame oil

Sesame oil protects against harmful rays: Sesame oil, obtained by pressing the seeds of the sesame plant, provides the highest sun protection of all the natural oils. It is also very effective for softening and smoothing the skin. Be sure to use only cold-pressed, unrefined sesame oil, which has a fill, nutty aroma and is dark in color. Recipes for Suntan Oil

Apply sesame oil to reduce sun damage: The rays of the sun are extremely damaging to your hair, bleaching and drying it until it becomes brittle. Indeed, hair damage caused by to much ultraviolet radiation is irreparable. However, sesame oil can provide excellent sun protection. Message a few tablespoons of the oil into your hair and scalp before going out into the sun for prolonged periods. Sesame oil includes natural SPF (sun protection factor) of about 2,5. For added protection you can blend the sesame oil with 10 drops of carrot-seed essential oil, which is high in antioxidants. Recipes for Hair Rinse

Sesame oil: This delightful, medium-bodied, golden oil is pressed from the sesame seed. It's good for all skin types, especially normal-to-dry skin, and is used for psoriasis, eczema and arthritis. Recipes for Massage Oil

shea butter

Natural thickeners: Beeswax and shea butter provide body lotions with a creamy consistency. Borax powder, available in grocery stores, is a gentle mineral emulsifier that gives the lotion some stability. Recipe for Body Lotion

Natural ingredients for better consistency: The thin consistency of mosquito repellent can be thickened by adding a little bit of beeswax and shea butter, which makes it easier to apply. The addition of borax powder helps to stabilize the water-oil emulsion. Recipes for Mosquito Repellant

Siberian ginseng

- see Eleuthero Root

For mental and physical stress: When stress levels run high, delicately scented lemon-balm leaves can help relieve symptoms by combating muscle and nervous tension. Siberian-ginseng root can be beneficial in reducing stress levels, but if you are pregnant or suffer from epilepsy, avoid using them. Recipe for Relaxing Baths


Liquid lecithin to soften the skin: Made from pure soybean oil, this emulsifier is high in the B vitamins choline and inositol, which are vital for healthy skin. Lecithin also helps to soften and condition the skin. Recipe for After Sun Lotion

soybean oil

Carrier oils for moisture and softness: Grape-seed, hazelnut and soybean oil, used in many body scrubs, penetrate the skin readily. They supply essential fatty acids to the skin, lending it increased elasticity and a soft sheen. Recipes for Body Scrubs

spearmint essential oil

Spearmint for scalp stimulation: Organic Peppermint & Spearmint oils provide a deep cleanse of hair & scalp whilst stimulating skin cells to promote hair growth. Spearmint oil is not as strong as peppermint oil and is considered a safer substitute in products for children. Recipe for Hair Conditioner


spearmint leaves - dried or fresh

For red, itchy eyes: An infusion containing fresh or dried spearmint leaves can help to stimulate the production of tears and refresh the eyes when used as an eyebath. In addition, eye baths with spearmint tea alleviate burning and itching. Recipes for Eye Baths

spike-lavender essential oil

Spike-lavender essential oil: include it in your Night Gel Recipe for acne.


St. John's-wort

Aromatic St. John's-wort oil soothes dry skin and helps heal irritations, reddening and dry, scaly patches caused by rashes. Recipe for Body Lotion

St. John's-wort essential oil

St. John's-wort oil for rashes: Skin irritations, eczema and painful itching can be alleviated by St. John's-wort oil. However, it tends to make the skin more sensitive to light, so it should not be used if your baby will be outdoors in direct sunlight. Recipes for Baby Oil

Soothing oils for sensitive skin: Sweet-almond oil is quickly absorbed into the skin, providing it with nutrients and essential fatty acids. Aromatic St. John's-wort oil soothes dry skin and helps heal irritations, reddening and dry, scaly patches caused by rashes. Recipes for Body Lotion

sunflower seeds (finely ground)

Raw sunflower seeds for smooth skin: Raw sunflower seeds can be finely ground to make soft granules that thoroughly remove flaky skin. The seeds also contain natural fatty acids that help cleanse your pores and soften and condition your skin. Recipes for Facial Scrubs (Use a coffee grinder to grind seeds)

sunflower oil

Sunflower oil: The oil obtained by cold-pressing sunflower seeds has an appealing, mildly nutty scent. It benefits oily and acne prone skin. Recipes for Cleansing Oil

sweet-almond oil

Sweet-almond oil for sensitive skin: Sweet-almond oil is particularly well suited for babies' skin. The oil, which is extracted from pressed almonds, is mild and nourishing. It is gentle enough even for sensitive skin. Recipes for Baby Oil

Soothing oils for sensitive skin: Sweet-almond oil is quickly absorbed into the skin, providing it with nutrients and essential fatty acids. Aromatic St. John's-wort oil soothes dry skin and helps heal irritations, reddening and dry, scaly patches caused by rashes. Recipes for Body Lotion

Sweet-almond oil for nourishment: The fine oil obtained from sweet almonds (Prunus dulcis) has a mild, nutty scent and is an all-purpose base for many lotions. It conditions, softens and nourishes the epidermis, increasing elasticity. Recipes for Cleansing Lotion

Sweet-almond oil for soft lips: Sweet-almond oil is cold pressed from sweet-almond kernels. This high-quality oil is mainly used used in cosmetics and message oils, because it leaves the skin soft and smooth and is usually absorbed well by skin types. Recipes for Lip Care

Sweet-almond oil: This delicate oil is pressed from sweet almonds. It is not too greasy and is appropriate for every skin type. It makes the skin soft and increases the elasticity of the skin surface. Sweet-almond oil is also used as a conditioner for dry hair to treat and nourish the scalp. Recipes for Massage Oil

Softening sweet-almond oil: The delicate oil pressed from sweet almonds is tolerated well by all skin types. Sweet-almond oil is easily absorbed by the skin; it can also help make the sensitive area of the upper chest soft, smooth and elastic. Recipes for Neckline Care

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