Thursday, May 30, 2013

SUNTANNING

Please note: These are taken from a Vogue Natural Beauty Book from 1979 and I am in no way recommending that you go out in the sun without using suitable sun protection.

Coconut Oil: Use as it is - it will harden when cool, but melts very quickly in the sun.
Olive oil: Combine with an equal quantity of apple cider vinegar.
Sesame seeds: Grind a handful of seeds, add enough water to cover and a bit extra; beat until a milky lotion emerges; beat until a milky lotion emerges. Note* You may use tahini instead of grinding sesame seeds.
Sesame oil: The best natural protector there is, and it is the basis of many protective formulas.

Sesame Tanning Lotion
1/4 cocoa butter
1/4 cup of sesame oil
3/4 cup distilled water

In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter; take off the heat and blend with sesame oil and water. Keep in refrigerator.

Citrus Tanning Oil
1/2 cup of sesame oil
8 drops of citronella or lemongrass

Put in bottle and shake well, this also gives protection against insect bites.

Tea Tanning Lotion
1 Tablespoon cocoa butter
4 Tablespoon sesame oil
4 Tablespoons of strong Indian tea.

Cocoa Butter Lotion
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1/4 almond oil
2 drops of verbena or lemongrass oil

First melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler together with the almond oil then remove from heat and stir in the verbena drops.


SUNBURN

To ease sunburn, if the skin is red and painful, try these anecdotes; 
equal parts of baking soda and water, patted on and eft for half an hour
a strong infusion of ordinary cold tea or sage tea
a pulp of mashed strawberries or cucumber, left on for half an hour
take a bath to which has been added a half a cup of bicarbonate of soda
splash burned areas with a diluted solution of cider vinegar and water
mix 1/4 cup of buttermilk (or yogurt) with 2 tablespoons rose water; splash on the skin
beat the white of an egg with 1 tablespoon of castor oil and smotth over the skin as alotion.

Anti-Sunburn Cream
1 egg white
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon witch hazel

Beat the egg white, blend in honey and then the witch hazel; smooth over sunburn. This must be kept in the refrigerator.


Sunburn Lotion
1 peeled cucumber
1/2 teaspoon of glycerine
1/2 teaspoon of rose water
1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder

Extract the juice from the cucumber and mix with glycerine and rose water and wheatgrass powder.


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