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post #101 of 761
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post #102 of 761
I get unrefined shea from majestic mountain sage at thesage.com It's pretty inexpensive comparatively and I've only had good experiences with their products. However, I think I've seen pure shea at Wild Oats & Whole Foods in the cosmetics section.
post #103 of 761
I found some shea at Wild Oats yesterday. Well, it has vitamin E too but it was the only product with just the two ingredients. It was $20 and looks like it can last forever.
post #104 of 761

shea butter and black soap

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Yeah, I second the where can I get shea butter and are there different kinds or brands that are better?
http://www.nasabb.com/catalog/sample...8_products.htm

I ran across this while searching for black soap. Free sample pack which includes black soap, unrefined shea butter, an all natural shea moisturizer, hair oil, and honey oat soap. Just pay shipping. Love the product and that, for me, this is a local business
post #105 of 761
I've heard others say that they use coconut oil..? Is that right?
I've been using honey and every few days honey/bs and my skin is starting to even out now. I love it! Regular cleansers leave my skin sooo dry, but I still break out! And I spend so much time and money trying to find a heavy moisturizer to make up for all the extra cleansing..
Anyway.. this has been working great for me, but it's still pretty dry here so I was wondering about a moisturizer.
Is shea the best? What about the coconut oil?? TIA
post #106 of 761
DH and I did the honey asprin mask the other night, after I got outta the shower and was all dried, my face felt smooth but was dry, not the usual dryness where it hurts abd I need lotion just dry but smooth, if that makes sence, so was that dry skin dead skin? Like bad skin layers comming off?
post #107 of 761
i use coconut oil and i've seen a real difference. anything will make me break out after a while but coconut oil doesn't. someone told me that it was antibacterial and antifungal. i haven't looked it up for myself, but it seems to work great for me.
post #108 of 761
Hi,
I have been lurking at this thread and wanted to ask if this is also good for black heads? I have a real big problem with black heads esp. on my nose. With a oily forehead I want to try this as so many of you have reported great News!!

Thanks,
Kelly
post #109 of 761
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Hi,
I have been lurking at this thread and wanted to ask if this is also good for black heads? I have a real big problem with black heads esp. on my nose.
Several pp's have noted that it works especially well for blackheads (I think someone ever said it didn't seem to be working for their acne but it was clearing up the blackheads). For me, it cleared up blackheads pretty quickly, but I wasn't sure if it was honey or cause about once/week I've been using baking soda with the honey. If you decide to try it remember that there seems to be a detox period (mine lasted almost a month before my acne started clearing up... maybe it would have been faster if I'd been using raw honey )

hth!
post #110 of 761
You can use the baking soda and water paste into a mask and let it dry to help soak up oils and then when you wash, use the baking soda to lift the blackheads out by making small circles with your fingers. It will grab onto the blackheads and lift them out. Be sure to tone with apple cider vinegar afterward to restore balance and use a lightweight facial moisturizer.

As for microdermabrasion, the above remedy works very well as a homemade microdermabrasion.

Leaving a gritty paste of brown sugar on your skin and then washing off with warm water also feels great, you can try that.
post #111 of 761
I'm so glad I happened upon this thread! I have been using honey as a facial cleanser for some time now. I love it! I wet my hand and face and rub some honey in circles all over, it feels so good. Also, I use a fresh washcloth everyday and wipe the honey of gently and in a massage-like fasion. I found the washcloth helped exfoliate and keep my face clear. With just the honey I was getting oil build up on my face. I just love honey and not putting chemicals on my skin. I also use coconut oil on the dry areas only (we live in a very dry climate) and I love it.
post #112 of 761
I just started and already my face feels better! My skin is normal, but gets dried out in the winter. Using the honey to wash, I don't feel dried out at all!
post #113 of 761
Awesome...I think I'm out of honey, but as soon as I get some, I'll be trying this!
post #114 of 761
Just an update: I switched to organic raw honey this week (my sis bought it for me cause it's expensive!). This is amazing! I can feel such a difference in just two days! I can actually feel the honey working and tingling on my face! cool
post #115 of 761
Hi MonP'titBoudain yes I used the raw honey and my skin feels so good afterwards! Do go get you some it's great :-)

Kelly
post #116 of 761
I like that my raw honey is a very gentle exfoliant. I've mixed it with a small bit of b/s once, and that was nice too! I'm thinking of just doing regular honey once a day and the mix once a week (so I don't dry my skin out.)

I also have a honey based cream that I use with ds. It makes a great moisturizer.
post #117 of 761
What kind of containers do you keep your honey in, how do you get it out, how do you apply it on your face?

How do you like your system, are there any problems? What else have you tried?
post #118 of 761
I am seeing lots of people happy with honey for clearing up acne - but how is it for very dry skin? Wiull it be more drying? These days I use Aveeno facial cleanser for my face and have to use moisturizer afterwards.
post #119 of 761
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What kind of containers do you keep your honey in, how do you get it out, how do you apply it on your face?

How do you like your system, are there any problems? What else have you tried?

Hi Sphinxie
I use a small glas container (picture), I can get about 110 ml in it. I like it, I think the size is good and I found a way to use at least one of the little fruchtikus glasses I kept I don't know why.
post #120 of 761
For me, I have very sensitive, combination skin. My oil is very oily, and my dry very dry. I have found this method to make a big different in balancing out my skin. It feels smooth and my skin tone is vastly improved.

I'll be telling my local honey vendor about this!
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