Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin

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Natural Dry Remedies from the Garden or Kitchen

By: Carol Giambri


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Aloe Vera – top heavy

Dry skin can be an annoying problem to many people who suffer from this condition. 

Maybe around your house, on the shelf or in the garden you will find ingredients to make up your own natural homemade remedies. 

Check your kitchen for home remedies for your skin.

Give me yogurt…

Try 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt mixed into 3 tablespoons of mashed up papaya, put on skin and leave on between 5 to 15 minutes minutes. Rinse well for this mask.

Three Berries in One…

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For your hand and foot massage how about trying this recipe.  Drink the leftovers for a happy tummy. 

Take 3/4 of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries into 1/2 cup kefir.  Blend together.  Apply to skin but with left overs drink.  Even can have the kids involved in playing with the berries.  Let them also get the massage and drink.

Did you remember that berries are antioxidants. I just love the garden!

Mayonnaise please…

Take mayonnaise and massage into your skin leaving it on for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Rinse well with warm water.  How's your skin feel now?

How about this plant…
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I have several aloe plants that I started as "babies." They seem to grow very fast whether I have them in a hot part of the house or even when the backroom is very cold.  They soothe dry skin, are antiseptic and anti-fungal.  to use the plant leaf, snip off a part of the leaf.  Squeeze out small amount of gel.   Mine are thick and can use knife to scrape out some aloe.  It seems to keep around well for a short time.

I would suggest refrigerating it however once it is opened up.  Aloe can help with pain and itching.  Prevents infection in cracked and dry raw skin.  Many products can be found having aloe in the health and beauty section of health food stores.  Best to grow your own as many may say they contain aloe, and do so, but very small amounts.  Freshness is my main concern and I know growing my own I get the freshest aloe.

Reflecting and Acting…

Can you see how any of these remedies would be simple to make in your own kitchen? Try the Berry one and make enough to drink.  Save money and start looking for more natural homemade remedies that are helpful and don't hurt you either.   Got kids?  I have free ebook offer available for limited time.  Grab yours now. Great way to stay connected too.


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Carol Giambri is a gardening expert, a health nut, photography addict and frugal shopping supporter of recycled buying.   She hunts for rare and unique shapes of fruits and veggies.  From worm composting, which is a new desire, to homemade cleaning products, eating edible weeds, coaching programs, speaking, copy writing content for blogs, green/recycle talk, dogs and helping her hubby, she loves encouraging people.  Carol plans to write several books on healthy living and gardening.  A pet book may be forthcoming as many have gone to heaven and no regrets on any who were adopted. 

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Annemarie Cross December 20, 2011 at 3:58 am

Carol, I have never seen such a large Aloe Vera plant before. Mine have never gotten that large – wow. And your recipes had my mouth watering! Thanks for sharing :-)

denny hagel December 20, 2011 at 6:54 am

Aloe vera has been a staple in our home forever! Nothing beats it for sunburns! Thanks for more great useful info Carol!

Carol Giambri December 20, 2011 at 7:54 am

My plants are actually massive — so big most are tumbling over.  I have to figure out a way to prop them up better than the one you see with the cloth on it.  Aloe is a great friend to have around the house.  Fresh is best. Thanks for comment.

Carol Giambri December 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

Wow aloe in your house.  I know aloe is great for burns but has many uses as well.  Thanks for sharing the joy of owning an aloe plant. Mine are very large. Yours?

Hughie Bagnell December 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

Hi Carol…interesting home remedies for the skin! Thanks for sharing…Hughie  :)

Carol Giambri December 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

Hughie, My pleasure to keep sharing the natural and homemade ways as much as possible.  Thanks for coming by.

Anastasiya Day December 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

Carol, thank you so much for sharing this article! I love Aloe Vera :) Great post.

Olga Hermans December 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

A friend of mine is also a friend lover and she told me last night that her oldest plants was 32 years old. She believes that her plants tell her when they are thirsty or even sad and when they listen to good music they even dance!! In other words, she really loved her plants, just like you do!

Carol Giambri December 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Olga, wow 32 year old plant. I have to see if your friend can offer suggestions to prop mine up.  It's not working yet.  Thanks for sharing the "green" in life that heals with it's gel.

Carol Giambri December 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Anastasiya, yeah another aloe fan.  Isn't it amazing the health benefits of all. Thanks for sharing in aloe talk.

donovan grant December 22, 2011 at 2:58 am

Mayo to soothe my feet! LOL. I would never have thought of that one, I'll have to spread the word to to my wife and friends. thanks a lotCarol!!

Carol Giambri December 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

Donovan, dm me privately on the mayo on your feet; also check on other home remedies. Yeah. Share me all the way "over" there. Yeah! 

Jennifer Bennett December 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Love the Aloe Plant!  Growing up in the Keys, these were always available! Thanks for sharing these great remedies!  I'm wondering if I can actually "stand" putting mayo on myself.  Just might have to try it! 

Elvie Look December 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

You missed a tip… move to Hawaii! I have very dry skin, I know I know, I need to drink more water. So many things to work on. Great tips and I love the blueberry one. Will have to try that. Thanks again for sharing your amazing wisdom! Hugs

Carol Giambri December 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Jen, wow growing up with Aloe near ya.  A pot or plant of gold.  Now to keep them propped up is still my challenge.  Got suggestions who to call?  Maybe the Extension service–just hit me.  What city are you near?  Maybe I need call nursery in the area? Question: Maybe you can't "stand" putting mayo on your face and seeing it there, but what do you put in your body and don't know what ingredients it contains? Just the radical me without judging.  Just sharing in love.  Try the mayo please and report back! Rock on sis!

Carol Giambri December 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Elvie, tempting me here to move to Hawaii. OMG.  In a heartbeat but then the dog would be forced I believe to be isolated there for a period of time per their rules/laws.  So not an option. It's all about the dog.   Thanks for the tip and teaser.  Maybe we can vacation together and the my hubby care for Molly!  When you get your new dog then Ken take cover.  A girls trip!

Claudia January 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

About the blueberry kefir skin treatment — do the blueberries leave a tint?  I always end up with blue fingers when I'm touching them!  Love them to eat – a little afraid to put them on my feet or hands! LOL  I'm going to try the papaya yogurt mask!

Carol Giambri January 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

Claudia, I know blueberries have a tendency to stain, but try less or better yet papaya may work easier. I voe eating all berries and also massive amounts of soft papaya. Let me know how it feels on skin.

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