Monday, September 28, 2009

APPLE CIDER..remedies & beauty tips

This is what my apple tree looked like back in early August.
Now at the height of apple season here on the East coast, I thought it would be a good time to share a few tried & true home remedies using all natural or organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

For Pets: dry skin afflicts animals as well as humans during the fall & winter seasons. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar & distilled water in a spray bottle & mist your dogs skin & fur once a week for itch relief & coat shine.
For hot spots (without open sores) spray full strength cider vinegar on the problem area. If your pet has sores use the 50/50 water, cider solution, it will help the skin heal while conditioning the skin.

For People: As a bath treatment - toss a cup of the cider vinegar into your bath water. It will soften your skin and help clean your tub as it goes down the drain.

As a weekly treatment to remove shampoo/conditioner build up & create shine - mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1 cup warm water. Rinse this thru your hair after shampooing.

For a daily creme rinse & detangling is Aunt Reen's favorite recipe.... Mix 2 tablespoons of ACV with 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil or olive oil and 2 cups of warm water. Place in a spray bottle - shake well and mist onto hair after shampooing. Allow to soak into hair for several minutes before rinsing.
To make this even more luxurious try adding a few drops of essential oil to the rinse such as lavender,rosemary, peppermint or sage.

For dandruff - mix 1 cup vinegar with 1 quart of warm water. Use as a leave in scalp/hair rinse after shampooing. (the smell dissipates as your hair drys).

Harvest Season

Well, I can't believe it is Autumn already!
And I do feel bad that I neglected my website this summer.
For the very first time - I planted a small veggie & herb Potted Patio Garden.
Happy to say it was a huge success!

So to all you busy Moms and city/apartment dwellers ... THINK GREEN - NEXT SPRING!
If you have a wide balcony or outside porch and 6 hrs of sun each day - then you too can grow an easy to maintain edible garden.
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