Homemade Epsom Salt Poultice

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to have good skin and how to treat huge pores?
    Hey, How do i make my skin looking good in a natural way? And how can I naturally treat my huge pore size?
    Thankz.

    • ANSWER:
      Pimples

      A simple soap and water routine can help dry out pimples. Make sure your child washes her face at least three times a day, with soap and water. If your child's skin is very oily, she should apply soap before wetting her face.

      Camphor solution dries out pimples, and it soothes the skin. Keep a bottle handy so you can pat the solution onto the problem areas at regular intervals. If a pimple-head has already formed, put a hot towel on the pimple repeatedly until it comes out. Then pat on some camphor.

      Onions are also useful in dealing with pimples. Cut a few onions and cook them in lard until they become transparent. When they have cooled, tie the mixture in a muslin cloth and apply it to the pimples in the form of a poultice.

      Blackheads

      Soap and water combined with a steam routine seems to be the best approach. Add dried lime flowers to a pint of boiling water and steam the face in this solution for 10 minutes. As a result, pores will open up. Press the skin around the blackheads with cotton wool or tissue. Then close the pores with an astringent solution, and wash with soap and water. A steam face bath with Epsom salts added to it is also effective. If the blackheads are still clinging on stubbornly, pat some almond oil on them and gently squeeze them out.

      You can also try a solution made of 6 ounces of distilled water and 27 grains of soda bicarbonate. Rub this solution over the blackheads.

      Milk also helps treat blackheads. Wash the face with warm water and then sponge it for fifteen minutes with tepid milk every day.

      Apply a little warmed honey to the face, and wash off after fifteen minutes.

      Exfoliate your skin with a facial scrub, twice a week. Make your own homemade exfoliating scrub. Dissolve four ounces of powdered almonds, two ounces of glycerine soap and one ounce of multani mitti in a little water. Then rub this solution onto the blackhead-affected areas on your face.

      Large pores

      While there is no permanent remedy to close large pores, astringents do help to temporarily tighten and close them.

      Buttermilk has astringent qualities. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off with cool water.

      Egg white also helps tighten skin. Beaten egg white should be applied on the face with cotton wool and washed off after 15 minutes.

      Tomato juice contains Vitamin C and potassium and works wonders on large pores. It can be used alone or mixed with curd or multani mitti to make an excellent pore-closing paste. Lettuce juice is another alternative.

      Pastes made of cornmeal or oatmeal have also been found to help closing pores. The paste should be made with hot water, applied and left on for about half an hour. It should then be washed off with cool water.

      Powdered alum mixed with hot water or rosewater and egg white is also good for tightening and closing large pores.

      You can also make a good skin tonic using equal parts of vinegar and water.

      As in the case of pimples, camphor works well towards tightening and closing open pores. A few drops of camphor spirit mixed with rose water or cool water makes a nice pore-tightening solution.

      The most important tip of all: start taking care of your child's complexion from the outset, so she never has to endure the pain associated with far-from-perfect skin. After all, prevention is better than cure.

      Some more easy-to-implement body care tips.

      1.Watermelon juice clears the skin of all its blemishes leaving it fresh and lovely. Grate a watermelon, squeeze out the juice and apply it on your face for 15 minutes. Now wash it with hot water and then splash on cold water.

      2. Fenugreek leaves (methi) cure pimples, blackheads, dryness and early appearance of wrinkles. Make a paste of these leaves and apply it every night. Next morning, wash off with warm water. This improves your complexion.

      3. Tea leaves and lemon juice helps prevent hair fall. They also lead to soft and shiny hair. You need to boil the leaves in water and strain out the tea. Add a little lemon juice to this concoction and wash your hair with it. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

      4. Bengal gram flour (besan) mixed with curd can be applied daily on your face and hair! It will not only give you a glowing complexion, but also long and lustrous locks.

      5. Orange juice is great for an instant glow. All you need to do is dip your fingers in the juice and pat your cheeks, chin, neck and forehead. Wash off after ten minutes.

      raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
      to open the pores and loosen dirt and grease from your face turn off the heat from a pan of distilled water, add 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to a quart of the hot water. drape a towel over the pan and your head to steam clean your pores. take a cotton ball, dip in vinegar and pat over skin to remove loosened dirt. repeat 2 more times. then spray or dab on
      chilled vinegar and equal part of distilled water to close your pores and tone your skin. do twice weekly, also can use the chilled vinegar water as a toner 2 times daily.
      it is amazing ....
      i also drink the vinegar, 1-2 tablespoons in water with honey in the morning..and i use the vinegar water as a toner 2 times daily..

      raw unpasturized apple cider vinegar..
      the following 2 testimonials can be seen at http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/acne.ht...
      Angelina O, has found that applying ACV topically to her face several times a day (4 or more times) has cured her of a "very bad complexion". She reports that she applies it straight and that while it burns her skin a bit, it still works like a miracle!

      Cheryl writes, "My daughter developed a case of moderate acne, and after trying a number of different things for over a year which helped very little or not at all, she started drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar three times a day and applying it topically once at night. She has been acne free for two months. It took about three weeks to clear up."

      to drink, add to water and honey, or to apple juice.

      you can get the vinegar at the health food store, or in some super markets.

  2. QUESTION:
    Daughter has two small splinters in foot and had scabed.How can I get this out?
    about two weeks ago she must have gotton this and it has now scabbed.you can see two red dots. she wont let me pick it out. if i put pressure on it then it bothers her, but she runs and she is fine. How can I take this out if it is imbeded in her foot.
    she is 4, it is not swollen but is raised a drop.

    • ANSWER:
      Soak her foot in Epsom's Salts until it is soft. That should get the scabs off, then do what my Grandma did, put a small piece of fat bacon meat over the sore and cover it with a band-aid overnight. It draws the splinter out and the salt in the bacon fat prevents infection. You may have to do this a few times if it is very far in her foot. Worked every time for us.My Grandma went to the Indian reservations every year when I was growing up. They taught her medicine and she took them homemade quilts and they traded trinkets like their homemade bowls & cups etc and she gave them necklaces from the 5&10 cent stores. She knew a poultice for almost illness and they worked. She used roots and plants for medicines all the time.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any home remedies that really work to clear up acne?

    • ANSWER:
      Pimples

      A simple soap and water routine can help dry out pimples. Make sure your child washes her face at least three times a day, with soap and water. If your child's skin is very oily, she should apply soap before wetting her face.

      Camphor solution dries out pimples, and it soothes the skin. Keep a bottle handy so you can pat the solution onto the problem areas at regular intervals. If a pimple-head has already formed, put a hot towel on the pimple repeatedly until it comes out. Then pat on some camphor.

      Onions are also useful in dealing with pimples. Cut a few onions and cook them in lard until they become transparent. When they have cooled, tie the mixture in a muslin cloth and apply it to the pimples in the form of a poultice.

      Blackheads

      Soap and water combined with a steam routine seems to be the best approach. Add dried lime flowers to a pint of boiling water and steam the face in this solution for 10 minutes. As a result, pores will open up. Press the skin around the blackheads with cotton wool or tissue. Then close the pores with an astringent solution, and wash with soap and water. A steam face bath with Epsom salts added to it is also effective. If the blackheads are still clinging on stubbornly, pat some almond oil on them and gently squeeze them out.

      You can also try a solution made of 6 ounces of distilled water and 27 grains of soda bicarbonate. Rub this solution over the blackheads.

      Milk also helps treat blackheads. Wash the face with warm water and then sponge it for fifteen minutes with tepid milk every day.

      Apply a little warmed honey to the face, and wash off after fifteen minutes.

      Exfoliate your skin with a facial scrub, twice a week. Make your own homemade exfoliating scrub. Dissolve four ounces of powdered almonds, two ounces of glycerine soap and one ounce of multani mitti in a little water. Then rub this solution onto the blackhead-affected areas on your face.

      Large pores

      While there is no permanent remedy to close large pores, astringents do help to temporarily tighten and close them.

      Buttermilk has astringent qualities. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off with cool water.

      Egg white also helps tighten skin. Beaten egg white should be applied on the face with cotton wool and washed off after 15 minutes.

      Tomato juice contains Vitamin C and potassium and works wonders on large pores. It can be used alone or mixed with curd or multani mitti to make an excellent pore-closing paste. Lettuce juice is another alternative.

      Pastes made of cornmeal or oatmeal have also been found to help closing pores. The paste should be made with hot water, applied and left on for about half an hour. It should then be washed off with cool water.

      Powdered alum mixed with hot water or rosewater and egg white is also good for tightening and closing large pores.

      You can also make a good skin tonic using equal parts of vinegar and water.

      As in the case of pimples, camphor works well towards tightening and closing open pores. A few drops of camphor spirit mixed with rose water or cool water makes a nice pore-tightening solution.

      The most important tip of all: start taking care of your child's complexion from the outset, so she never has to endure the pain associated with far-from-perfect skin. After all, prevention is better than cure.

      Some more easy-to-implement body care tips.

      1.Watermelon juice clears the skin of all its blemishes leaving it fresh and lovely. Grate a watermelon, squeeze out the juice and apply it on your face for 15 minutes. Now wash it with hot water and then splash on cold water.

      2. Fenugreek leaves (methi) cure pimples, blackheads, dryness and early appearance of wrinkles. Make a paste of these leaves and apply it every night. Next morning, wash off with warm water. This improves your complexion.

      3. Tea leaves and lemon juice helps prevent hair fall. They also lead to soft and shiny hair. You need to boil the leaves in water and strain out the tea. Add a little lemon juice to this concoction and wash your hair with it. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

      4. Bengal gram flour (besan) mixed with curd can be applied daily on your face and hair! It will not only give you a glowing complexion, but also long and lustrous locks.

      5. Orange juice is great for an instant glow. All you need to do is dip your fingers in the juice and pat your cheeks, chin, neck and forehead. Wash off after ten minutes.

      raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
      to open the pores and loosen dirt and grease from your face turn off the heat from a pan of distilled water, add 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to a quart of the hot water. drape a towel over the pan and your head to steam clean your pores. take a cotton ball, dip in vinegar and pat over skin to remove loosened dirt. repeat 2 more times. then spray or dab on
      chilled vinegar and equal part of distilled water to close your pores and tone your skin. do twice weekly, also can use the chilled vinegar water as a toner 2 times daily.
      it is amazing ....
      i also drink the vinegar, 1-2 tablespoons in water with honey in the morning..and i use the vinegar water as a toner 2 times daily..

      raw unpasturized apple cider vinegar..
      the following 2 testimonials can be seen at http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/acne.ht...
      Angelina O, has found that applying ACV topically to her face several times a day (4 or more times) has cured her of a "very bad complexion". She reports that she applies it straight and that while it burns her skin a bit, it still works like a miracle!

      Cheryl writes, "My daughter developed a case of moderate acne, and after trying a number of different things for over a year which helped very little or not at all, she started drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar three times a day and applying it topically once at night. She has been acne free for two months. It took about three weeks to clear up."

      to drink, add to water and honey, or to apple juice.

      you can get the vinegar at the health food store, or in some super markets.

      Your kitchen shelf has been secretly storing all these beauty secrets for years. It is up to you to discover more. And when you do, don't forget to share them with us!

      The rude shock in the mirror
      You wake up in the morning, stumble to the basement and wash your sleepy face. As you wipe it dry with a towel, you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, and let out a loud groan. No, you're not having a bad face day. It's something much worse than that. It's the (shudder!) biggest darned pimple you've ever seen in your life! Ugh! Where did you go wrong?

  4. QUESTION:
    what can I do to treat a bruised hoove?
    I have an OTTB and she has 3 bruised hooves, I am pretty sure it is from walking on the frozen ground in MI. I lunged her today and she seemed unconformable and a bit lame, I don't know if it was the Ground or her feet. What can I do to make it better?

    • ANSWER:
      If they are truly bruised, poultice will help to prevent the blood from becoming infected and forming abscesses. There are many good poultice products you can buy commercially, which can be applied using a poultice boot, or you can wrap the hooves and use ducts tape to cover the wrap. There are instructional sites online to show you how it is done, or you can check with your farrier for advice. Homemade poultices may also be used. You can also just soak each hoof in a bucket of warm epsom salt solution, which will have the same effect and not require all of the wrapping.

  5. QUESTION:
    Natural homemade remedy for blackheads and dark circles under my eyes?
    i have these black heads on my face and i also have dark circles under my eyes. I want a natural remedy for them made out of items i can find easily at home. Any ideas that have worked for any of u??

    • ANSWER:
      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #1: Eight hours of sleep is a must for all of us, especially for people having dark circles under their eyes. Drink at least ten glasses of water everyday.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #2: Close your eyes and cover your eyelids with slices of raw potato or cucumber for 15-20 minutes. Wash with warm water and apply a cream.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #3: Grate a cucumber, squeeze to take out its juice and refrigerate. Make a mixture of lemon juice, lanolin cream and cucumber juice and apply around the eye for 10-15 minutes.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #4: Apply lemon juice on the black circles 2 times a day.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #5: Apply a paste of turmeric powder with pineapple juice for dark circles under the eyes.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #6: Apply crushed mint around the eye.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #7: Apply almond oil under eyes.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #8: Reduce your intake of vitamin A. Over dose of medications such as Retin A produces "excessive" vascularization.

      ••Home Remedies for Dark circles under the eyes #9: Almond helps to remove dark circles and is an excellent "skin food". Remove the cream applied around the eye after 10 min. No cream should be left on the skin around the eyes for long periods.

      Home Remedies for Blackheads:

      Mix one teaspoonful of groundnut oil with one teaspoonful of fresh lime juice and apply on the face to prevent formation of blackheads.

      Mix one fourth cup of hot water and one teaspoonful of Epsom salt with 4 drops of iodine. Mix well and allow to cool. Dip a cotton ball and apply to the blackhead and surrounding areas. When mixture is dry gently remove with a clean cloth. This is one of the good and effective home remedies for blackheads.

      Mix fresh lime juice with grounded drumstick pods and leaves and apply on the blackheads.

      Make a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves and apply on the face for 10-15 minutes every night and wash the face with warm water. This will prevent blackheads and is good home remedy for blackheads.

      Steaming is also beneficial as it opens and softens the pores for easy removal of blackheads.

      Make a face wash by mixing fresh lime juice with a glass of boiled milk and use it for the removal of blackheads.

      Apply a paste of ground radish seeds in water on the blackheads.

      Make paste of 5gm each of red sandalwood (Rakta Chandan) and turmeric made with milk and apply on the affected parts. This is one of the useful home remedies for blackheads.

      To loosen the blackheads use a face scrub of green tea.

      For the treatment of blackheads apply a poultice made of grated potatoes on the skin. This remedy is also useful home remedy for blackheads.

      Application of almond powder mixed in rose water helps in the easy removal of blackheads.

      One good natural remedy for blackheads is to make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply this paste on face to remove blackheads.

      Make a scrub of salt, lemon and honey; yogurt can also be added to it. Scrub the face for 5-10 minutes and later wash the face and pat it dry. Good Home Remedy for Blackheads.

      Warm honey and apply on the blackheads, wash the face after 10-15 minutes.

      Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on blackheads. This is one of the best home remedies for blackheads.

      Mix equal amounts of groundnut oil and fresh lime juice, apply on the affected area and leave it for 10-15 minutes, wash the face with warm water. This is one of the effective blackheads cure.

      Beat the white of egg and apply on the face, wash the face with water and while drying scrub the face lightly with towel.

      Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected parts. Stay itfor 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This is also useful natural remedy for blackheads.

      Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently. This is very useful home remedy for blackheads.

      Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply on the affected area. This is good blackhead remedy.

homemade epsom salt poultice

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