Some of you may remember our post last year, which gave us ideas for using natural products to enhance our beauty. As you may recall, those suggestions came from old beauty rituals used by Native Americans. Well, once again we have found some wonderful suggestions for taking care of yourself using ancient Native American Wisdom.
Native American Beauty Wisdom: Blueberry Honey? Honeysuckle Chamomile? Body Butters? These are just a few of the names used for the products made by the Native Wisdom company. Why don’t you check it out for yourself. I assure you, it will be a nice learning experience. ♦ Native Wisdom is a 100% Native American owned company. Products are made from the highest quality ingredients utilizing Native American Herbology passed down from family elders. The co-owners of the company are three sisters. The eldest sister, a former chemist for the FDA, did extensive research on herbal products. The middle sister has over 10 years experience in the skin care industry. The youngest sister, a dean’s list student pursuing her MBA, specializes in marketing research for the company. via: http://www.nativewisdombeauty.com/index.cfm/fa/pages.main/pageID/2
At Hairblues, we can never get enough information for helping us make our locks easier to manage. Check out what kind of remedies American Indians use for their hair.
American Indian Remedies for Hair
- Jojoba oil is an extract of the Jojoba plant found in California, Arizona and parts of Mexico. Jojoba oil has been used for hundreds of years by American Indians to moisturize and grow hair. The molecular makeup of jojoba has similar characteristics to the natural oil the glands of the scalp produce. Jojoba oil can be purchased at herb shops and can be applied directly to your hair or you can add a few drops to your favorite conditioner to promote hair growth. Jojoba is hypoallergenic and will not harm your hair or scalp. Aloe vera is another product used by Native American Indians to promote hair growth and is also an excellent moisturizer for your hair.
- Mix 1/4 cup of wheat germ, 1/4 cup of aloe vera and 1/4 cup of coconut milk and use this product as a natural shampoo. Aloe vera can be purchased at drugstores and herb shops and can also be applied directly to the scalp as it will open pores on the scalp that may have previously been blocked and will allow the hair follicles to grow. The American Indians also used and continue to use several kinds of oils to promote hair growth such as emu oil, rosemary oil, and mustard oil.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/way_5729694_american-indian-hair-grow-remedies.html#ixzz2lj32MFjJ
Do you think about whether your beauty is ‘Natural’? How does one become a ‘natural beauty’ ? What about all the signs fashion and cosmetic experts tell us define beauty? Does beauty get defined from within?
Well, it turns out that there are ways to enhance your beauty, as well as other ways to define it. According to an article I read, natural beauty can be had without facials, makeup, hair extensions, or the latest fashion item. Yes, you can have beauty just by doing some, or all, of the following things:
- Stop Smoking!
- Cut down on sun exposure.
- Stress and depression contribute to aging.
- Overweight adds to making us look older.
Did you know that people who smile, and laugh are perceived to be younger? They usually have a more cheerful and younger outlook. Have you ever seen older people who look annoyed, and are, or seem to be, frowning? Chances are they appear older to you. So keep that positive outlook, it will not only make you feel better, it will make you look better.
- Pursue activities you enjoy. Remember my post about Yoga and “downward facing dog”?
- Exercise. Lift weights. Keep active.
- Travel keeps you active and gives you a younger outlook when you learn and see new things.
Read more at: http://www.well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/a-youthful-glow-radiating-from-within/?_r=0
Remember you’re as young as you feel and if you feel young, you will look younger!
I hope this is helpful 🙂
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As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the beauty contributions of the First Nations people. As I explored the web to learn about what Native American women used to secure their beauty throughout their lives, I was interested and astounded by the many remedies, which were ‘natural’ products. Aloe Vera, which I have used to soothe my skin after experiencing a terrible sunburn, is but one example. After spreading this gel-like solution from a plant, which looks like a cactus, but in fact is a member of the Lily family, my skin was instantly relieved from the irritation. You can grow this plant in your home as long as you don’t expose it to frost.
What are some of the other ‘natural’ beauty remedies used by Native Americans? The list is extensive.
Bearberry for itchy scalp, Juniper for shiny hair, Blue Corn to purify skin, Fireweek to protect skin from the cold.
The First Nations people had myriad ways to help them remain beautiful. Get a detailed description at this link: http://multiculturalbeauty.about.com/od/Natural/tp/Native-American-Beauty-Secrets.htm
For an added treat, click this link to see the Native American Beauty Pinterest collection.
See you at the next post! 🙂