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The Health Benefits of Natural Products such as lanolin, anhydrous lanolin, hydrous lanolin, lavender blossoms, lavender buds - dried, lavender essential oil, lavender flowers, lavender hydrosol - lavender water, lavender tea - made from lavender blossom, lecithin - liquid, lemon balm leaves, lemon-balm glycerite, lemon essential oil, Fresh squeezed lemon juice, lemongrass essential oil, lime essential oil, lime juice, linden flowers - dried

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Alphabetical List of Ingredients

Benefits

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lanolin

Lanolin for a creamy consistency: Lanolin added to antiwrinkle cream gives it a fine consistency. It's obtained from cleaned sheep's wool and is a natural moisturizing emollient and emulsifier. Recipe for Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Natural ingredients for consistency: Lanolin, which is especially skin-friendly, helps to make day cream spreadable. Beeswax and cocoa butter also add to its consistency. Recipe for Day Cream

anhydrous lanolin

Anhydrous lanolin, one of the ingredients in the homemade body lotion, is simply lanolin with the water removed. It is available in health-food stores. Recipe for Body Lotion

hydrous lanolin

Hydrous lanolin, available at any drugstore, is the easiest form of lanolin to use in any recipe because it contains a small amount of waterójust enough to make it easier to mix. Recipe for Night Cream

lavender blossoms

To help you sleep: The dried blossoms of hops and lavender have sedative and toning effect on the whole body. They facilitate falling asleep and aid restful, deep sleep. Chamomile blossoms help dispel restlessness and gently calm the body and spirit, setting the stage for peaceful sleep. Recipe for Relaxing Baths

lavender buds - dried

 

lavender essential oil

Essential oils for fragrance and healing: Grapefruit essential oil gently stimulates and refreshes, adding a slight deodorizing effect. Juniper oil is especially useful for combating water retention as well as stress and fatigue. Essential oil of lavender can help heal painful fissures and minor inflammations. Recipe for Body Scrubs

Beautiful hair with lavender oil: The ancient Romans used lavender oil as a special additive to washes because of its effectiveness as a cleansing agent. Lavender oil gives hair a pleasant scent, a silky fullness and a light, fresh appearance. Recipe for Shampoo

Lavender for deep cleansing: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula vera) is derived from the Latin word lavare, which means "to cleanse". A fragrant additive in lotions, lavender is not only a relaxant but an antiseptic, as well. It can help to heal acne and other skin irritations, such as minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Recipe for Herbal Baths

Essential oils to protect skin: Neroli essential oil helps to firm all skin types in need of vitality and elasticity. Both palmarosa and carrot-seed essential oils nourish, sooth and smooth dry, mature skin while providing protection from wrinkles and chapping. Cistus essential oil can help to normalize oily skin and reduce puffiness, as it promotes lymph drainage. Itchy skin can benefit from lavender essential oil, which also protects the skin from dermatitis and eczema. Yarrow essential oil's astringent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties can help dry and heal painful pimples. Recipe for Moisturizing 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. Recipe for Mosquito Repellant

lavender flowers

Lavender flowers for soothing fragrance: Lavender flowers are sweetly fragrant. They lend a refreshing and very calming note to powders. They also help keep the skin soft and smooth. Recipe for Body Powder

Lavender for gentle healing: Lavender flowers offer gentle yet potent skin-healing effects. Lavender speeds cell renewal, acts as an antiseptic and calms irritated skin. Recipe for Cleansing Talc

lavender hydrosol- lavender water

Lavender-flower water for conditioning: Lavender-flower water soothes, heals and conditions all skin types. The water is obtained when the essential oil is extracted. Recipe for Cleansing Lotion

Lavender hydrosol for sensitive skin: Lavender hydrosol, a thin, watery liquid that is a by-product of lavender oil production, can help heal sensitive, slightly chapped skin and protect it against environmental irritants. Recipe for Mosquito Repellant

Natural hydrosols: Hydrosols, a water by-product of essential-oil production, make an aromatic substitute for the water portion in cream recipes. Rose hydrosol moisturizes dry skin; lavender hydrosol conditions normal skin. Recipe for Night Cream

Hydrosol - The condensed water that is left behind when plants are steam distilled to make essential oil. A little like waters made from roses and lavenders and other herbs, except more pure and a little more concentrated. You can make your own waters, just by steeping an herb in warm water and straining. Or, you can purchase hydrosols. See below. What is a hydrosol? Recipe for Sunscreen Lotion

lavender tea - made from lavender blossom

 

lecithin- liquid

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

lemon balm leaves

Lemon balm for relaxation: A lemon-balm (Melissa officinalis) bath is a perfect way to end your day. Its tart, lemony scent helps revive spirits, lifting depression. Recipe for Herbal Baths

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

Toning lemon balm: Lemon Balm firms and tones slack, limp skin. It's especially useful for cleansing normal skin and healing oily, acned skin. Recipe for Steam Facial

lemon-balm glycerite

 

lemon essential oil

Citrus oils for astringency: Lemon, lime and grapefruit essential oils have a potent astringent effect. They strengthen the capillaries, tighten skin tissue and reduce water retention in cells. Since they also increase circulation, they prevent lymph accumulation. Orange oil is slightly less astringent, but it has the same general properties and is gentler on the skin. It also has a calming effect. Recipe for Anti-Cellulite Oil

Lemon essential oil to deodorize: The oil from lemon peel acts as a powerful deodorizer, a disinfecting astringent and refreshing stimulant to keep the teeth and gums healthy. It provides a fruity flavor. Recipe for Mouthwash

Essential oils for for acne: Thyme, lemon and yarrow essential oils are germicidal and anti-inflammatory, and have a healing effect on acne. Mix 10 drops each of these oils with 8 ounces of witch hazel. Saturate a cotton ball and apply to the face, neck, chest or back three times daily to disinfect the skin and remove oil. Store in a dark glass bottle and shake well before using. Recipe for Night Gel

For freshness: Oils from the skins of a variety of citrus fruits provide the perfumes fruity, fresh note. Lemon, grapefruit, bergamot and bitter orange oils are used as light scent oils. They give a refreshing top note and also provide the perfume with its delicate, invigorating scent. Recipe for Perfume

Essential oils for scent and shine: Lemon essential oil can give your hair a healthy shine. Peru-balsam oil conditions fine hair and makes it easier to comb. Rosemary oil is also good for natural shampoos, since it contains components that help invigorate and strengthen both your scalp and your hair. Recipe for Shampoo

Caution: Pregnant women and epileptics should avoid using bay-laurel, lemon and rosemary essential oils, since they can trigger contractions or seizures; lemon oil can also cause photosensitivity.

Fresh squeezed lemon juice

Lemon juice for beautiful shine: Fresh-squeezed lemon juice gives your hair a lovely shine. It also lightens blonde, medium-blonde hair. If your hair tends to be dry, however, do not use lemon juice. Recipe for Hair Setting Lotion

lemongrass 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. Recipe for Mosquito Repellant

For warmth and spice: The addition of lemongrass, cypress, neroli and verbena oils gives the perfume a mild spicy, slightly woodsy scent. Recipe for Perfume

lime essential oil

Citrus oils for astringency: Lemon, lime and grapefruit essential oils have a potent astringent effect. They strengthen the capillaries, tighten skin tissue and reduce water retention in cells. Since they also increase circulation, they prevent lymph accumulation. Orange oil is slightly less astringent, but it has the same general properties and is gentler on the skin. It also has a calming effect. Recipe for Anti-Cellulite Oil

lime juice

Lime to invigorate: Freshly squeezed lime juice is slightly astringent and antiseptic. In a compress liquid, lime juice supports the invigorating effect of a cool facial treatment, as its sharp aroma eliminates fatigue. To make a quick, refreshing compress, combine the juice of half a lime with 1 quart of cool water. Take care to keep the compress away from your eyes and do not use it on sensitive or acned skin. Recipe for Facial Compress

linden flowers - dried

Soothing linden flowers: Linden flowers make a gentle tonic for dry and sensitive skin. They calm inflammations and leave the complexion fresh and clear. Recipe for Steam Facial

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