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Grow your own almonds for beauty and health

I know this is going to sound a bit Mark Twain but the first almond tree I seen was in book. And an art book at that – first year of secondary school, on detention in the library (I know, … 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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how to transform a bunch of mother’s day roses into beauty treatments

Nothing says happy mother’s day like roses……. But there’s more to roses than pretty flowers in a vase. Roses epitomise beauty and are tokens of affection but roses have a long history of use in the beautification of skin and … Continue reading

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resolve dark circles naturally

Cosmetic creams containing phylloquinone (vitamin k) are often recommended as a treatment for dark circles but the effectiveness of vitamin K really depends upon the cause of the discoloration – if the causative factor is broken capillaries then it will … Continue reading

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Geranium, rose and chamomile soothing body wash

Geranium, rose and chamomile soothing body wash is suitable for irritated skin conditions, dermatitis, acne and as a low allergen wash. Essential oil of Pot Geranium (pelargonium spp) reduces inflammation of skin and controls infection of wounds – infusions, flower … Continue reading

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looking nifty on the thrifty

My latest article “the cosmetic garden” with SELFBUILD AND IMPROVE YOUR HOME has hit the shelves today. Heres an extract: The word cosmetic can conjure a notion of façade (concealer, lip plumper and other trompe l’oeil) or worse in the … Continue reading

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