Category Archives: Gardeners beauty

natural cosmetics and treatments from the garden and kitchen to keep you looking as good as your roses.

How to make your own rose water for beauty and health

Aromatherapists and holistic practitioners utilize rose for its antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Rose oil and rose water are used as a cell rejuvenator and to soothe and heals skin conditions, including cuts and burns. Cosmetically, it is … Continue reading

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Yes to becoming one chemical less

Gardeners are ecologically conscious – we are met with ethical choices in a more up front way on a weekly basis – home compost versus peat, no dig or manual methods versus chemical weed control, beneficial insects and biological control … Continue reading

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One chemical less – natural teeth whitening

Strawberry whitening – The fruit acids contained in strawberries, not least malic acid, act as powerful tooth whiteners by lifting stubborn stains off the surface of tooth enamel. Many fruits have these acids, including apples, grapes, etc., but strawberries are … Continue reading

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The side effects of summer – freckles or sunspots

Real freckles, those that form in childhood on the face, arms and other sun-exposed areas but fade in depth of colour and diminish in quantity in adulthood, are known as ephelides, an accumulation of pigmentation within the part of our … Continue reading

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A little down to earth beauty – the art of a mud pack

Humans have been wearing mud as long as we have been wearing animal skins (and that’s long before Woodstock or this year’s trendiest festival). As gardeners, mud is something we want to avoid; it’s messy, hard to grow stuff in, … Continue reading

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how to deal with dry skin

Toil in soil (sandy or not) and exposure to drying winds mean dry skin is common in gardeners. UV damage also exacerbates dryness. Extreme weather and even just the seasonal dips and highs can affect production of sebum (the skin’s … Continue reading

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Natural treatments for oily skin and seborrhoea

A greasy or oily skin type typically presents with open pores and an oily surface, which predisposes one to pimples, blackheads and potentially also acne (see pages in gardeners health) But before you despair, there is some good news: ‘oiliness’ … Continue reading

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