Natural cleaning products andnaturalskincare solutionsare wonderful products of mother-nature, which help keep the whole family clean. In the previous article, we discussed detergents such as soapy nut, soapwort, and mustard. Now, you will learn about other natural cleaning products and natural skin care solutions, which are absolutely safe and very useful for children.
Natural cleaning products: soap berries Sapindus trifoliatus
Soap berries or fruits of the tree Sapindus trifoliatus are a soft, natural detergent. It’s recommended for bathing and hair washing. It doesn’t dry skin. There is about 20-25% of the soapy substance saponin in soap berries. The berries also contain a lot of tanning substances, which are natural antiseptics. Soap berries trifoliatus have a pleasant fragrance, similar to wild strawberries which make their usage not only useful, but pleasant as well.
If you put 5-7 berries in a cotton bag and leave the bag in warm water for 5-10 minutes, you are going to get a soapy sponge to wash a child.
To prepare shampoo or liquid soap, we are going to need 25 soap berries. Put them into a linen bag and pour with 1pt of water. Simmer within for approximately 10 minutes. Let it get cool until it’s warm and wring the bag out a few times to let the saponins move into the solution as m uch as possible. Then, take the bag out, and boil the soapy solution.
Natural cleaning products: Soap beans Acacia Concinna
Soap beans are the fruits of acacia Concinna. This is a very delicate natural detergent which is perfect for the baby’s skin . The soapy substance saponin is contained in the tree’s fruits, but its content is much lower than in soap nuts. However, due to the high content of nutritional substances and a low pH, soap beans are great for the scalp. Soap beans are widely used as shampoo for the head, as they don’t dry skin, and contribute to the hair strengthening. Regular application of soap beans reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth.
To prepare the solution for hair washing, pour 1 oz of crushed soap beans in a linen bag with 1pt of boiling water. When the solution gets cool, wring the bag out and apply the solution to the hair. Rinse for 10-15 minutes.
Natural skin care: Extra virgin olive oil
Legends are mesmerized with the use of olive oil. It’s considered a true cure-all for many disorders. Olive oil is a wonderful cosmetic product, suitable for skin care. Olive oil nourishes and moisturizes skin, promotes healing, and has a disinfecting effect. It improves blood circulation in the skin and its elasticity. The oil nourishes skin with the vitamins А, D, K, and E. You may massage your child with olive oil every time after a bath. When choosing an oil, opt for the extra virgin oil, as it preserves all its nourishing and medicinal properties.
Natural skin care:Sea-buckthorn oil
Sea-buckthorn oil has a wonderful antiseptic and healing effect, which is why it helps irritated skin and mucous membranes. Apply sea-buckthorn oil to the baby’s skin in case of burns, irritation on skin folds, and cracks.
Natural skin care: Shea oil
Shea oil is derived from the stone’s pulp of an African tree shea. Shea oil is exceptional in its cosmetic properties. It’s anti-inflammatory, softening, and a protective remedy. Shea oil can be applied on any skin type and it perfectly suits a tender baby’s skin. It nourishes and heals irritated skin areas. Shea oil can also be used as a natural sun-protective remedy.
Natural skin care: Extra virgin grape seed oil
Grape seed oil is a wonderful product for skin care. It contains vitamins of the groups A, B, C, E, and PP. Grape seed oil possesses antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. It can be applied successfully to any skin type. The oil relieves irritation and dryness. It dramatically helps problematic skin with pimples and acne.
To sum everything up, it should be noted that by using natural cleaning products and oils for natural skin care, as described above, you will preserve health and beauty of your family, as well as the ecological purity of our planet.