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#361 joga113

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:31 AM

Hi , i started the green tea method since 5 months and my skin now is very good... however the winter is coming and my skin starting to have reds and dryness. how can i do ?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

Hi joga,

Your question got me thinking about possible additives that might help in moisturizing dry skin. The first thing that came to mind was aloe vera straight from the plant. I know you can order whole plants, and that you can get long term use out of just one. So it's a good investment. The best way i see this being incorporated into the toner, is to add anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon (depending on what aloe ratio you want) to the toner while it's still pretty warm. Not hot enough to destroy any beneficial enzymes, but just warm enough to where it blends in when stirred/shaken.

I know many people swear by aloe vera as a natural moisturizer, so this might be a great way to make yourself an all in one toner/moisturizer. I have never tried this, but it seems like it'd be a good experiment

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

if it can be an experiment, so anything had a red and dry skin with green tea/salt toner ? i'm the one ?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

Your question got me thinking about possible additives that might help in moisturizing dry skin. The first thing that came to mind was aloe vera straight from the plant. I know you can order whole plants, and that you can get long term use out of just one. So it's a good investment.


Just saw that they sell aloe leaves at whole foods market in the U.S. I may pick one up and try experimenting with adding a bit to the toner like i described a couple posts ago. But for anyone else interested in that for dealing with dry skin, it seems like a great alternative to ordering a whole plant. This way if it doesn't give you the desired results, you didn't shell out a load of money for a whole plant. One large leaf cost something like $1.99

Edited by onefatalgoose, 12 November 2012 - 06:47 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

I just noticed some huge single leaves at my local Food Co-op. The label says they are from a grower in Southern CA called Aloe Barn. I was wondering how to extract the juice from the leaf and found this:
http://knowledgehoun..._juice_aloe.htm
I'd like to try this, and am curious to know if anyone has experience they could share.

Edited by gingergirl22, 13 November 2012 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

Just want to emphasize again that if anyone does add aloe to the toner, it'd be best if added when the toner is warm and not still boiling hot. This way you don't damage the beneficial enzymes in the gel. This could be a great solution for those looking for an all in one acne fighter/toner/moisturizer. I haven't experimented with the ratio of aloe yet, so that may take some trial and error on your part. I hope to try this soon though

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

Tempted to give this another go... BP is starting to make me upset. I don't think I gave it enough time last try, plus I freaked out when I broke out from quitting BP (I'd suppose).

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Tempted to give this another go... BP is starting to make me upset. I don't think I gave it enough time last try, plus I freaked out when I broke out from quitting BP (I'd suppose).


BP is pretty strong stuff. So it may indeed take time for your face to adjust. You might try making the toner with Green Rooibos Tea instead this time. If you're curious about it, i edited the original post a while back with some info

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:29 PM


Tempted to give this another go... BP is starting to make me upset. I don't think I gave it enough time last try, plus I freaked out when I broke out from quitting BP (I'd suppose).


BP is pretty strong stuff. So it may indeed take time for your face to adjust. You might try making the toner with Green Rooibos Tea instead this time. If you're curious about it, i edited the original post a while back with some info


I noticed that it had some new info, yeah. I'll see if I can find it where I live.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

I just noticed some huge single leaves at my local Food Co-op. The label says they are from a grower in Southern CA called Aloe Barn. I was wondering how to extract the juice from the leaf and found this:
http://knowledgehoun..._juice_aloe.htm
I'd like to try this, and am curious to know if anyone has experience they could share.


I tried this and it works really well. I put it in a blender to liquify it and am storing it in the refrigerator. A little goes a long way!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

Still liking this toner :) I'm thinking of adding tea tree oil to it though to see how that goes.
I was just have a few questions though -
how much TTO do you think I should add? would it be best to add it when it's completely cooled and do you think it would be ok to have both ACV and TTO in the one batch or maybe both would be too harsh?

Thanks :)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

Honestly Lilly I have never used tea tree oil before. It seems like every place i'm looking is saying 1-2 drops is about all you need. I suppose it depends on how much liquid you're adding it to. Also ACV and TTO would indeed be a powerful concoction, so i doubt you'd need much of each. Since this recipe makes about a cup and a half of toner (roughly), then you shouldn't need more than a teaspoon at most of ACV. Also give the toner a good shake before applying since the oil won't mix with the water very efficiently.

I'd browse any and all tea tree oil forums to double check on how much to dilute. Too much of that stuff can be harsh, from what i've read

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Here's a link to a thread about Tea Tree Oil: http://www.acne.org/...f-tea-tree-oil/
Message #4 addresses dilutions.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Thank you both :)

And that's a helpful thread gingergirl22!

It's been a while since I've used TTO so I think for now I'll just use it as a spot treatment and see how my skin reacts to it before adding it to the toner

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

i'm glad to see this thread thrives! ive been away awhile & cant say that i have been consistent. but i have noticed an improvement in the past 3-6 months! i am still getting fairly regular breakouts no matter what my diet or how often i drink water but now i only have 1 or 2 pimples at a time that turn into whiteheads. i still battle with keeping up with a regimen.

so thats my update! i like the toner, i believe it works, and it can work even better if u follow a regimen! thank you again for sharing your recipe with us onefatalgoose!

*i forgot to say that i added either a tsp or a tbsp of ACV and no more than 1 drop of TTO per green tea bag used*

Edited by ramblinrose, 06 December 2012 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Thanks ramblinrose,

I'm actually currently testing a new toner that i'm making using a pretty cool ingredient. I've used it for almost a week, and really want to give it time to be sure it's a good thing. So far i'm really liking it. The new ingredient is great for skin/acne, and i'm combining it with a few other helpful ingredients.

But yeah, i'm anxious to share this new recipe with everyone soon. It'll probably be a whole new thread as the main ingredient is different

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

color me excited!!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

I had written a somewhat long comment about my history but I figured no one wants to read that! lol

All I want to say and what I think I was getting at in my somewhat-long comment is Thank You!! I've been using this for around 3 days and my skin hasn't looked better!

I have horrible scarring and redness but my overall skin tone looks amazing and I LOOK HEALTHY!! Horahh! I've also been drinking HEAPS of water during the day. The scars look like they'll heal in no time as well - probably wishful thinking but it's better than the helplessness I was feeling just a week or so ago.

I'll definitely post in a couple of weeks to see how this goes. Your post actually prompted me to come out of my lurking state and create an account!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

Awesome, that's great holes2heaven. I really hope it continues to help your skin over the coming weeks/months. Thanks for sharing!

Also, the other day i was at wal mart, and i thought i'd take a look in the salt section to see if anything new was available. (Wal mart seems to be making small strides in the area of organic foods. Hopefully this continues...)

Anyway I found Himalayan pink salt in a large grinder. It was 4.99, and was called Olde Thompson Himalayan Pink Salt. I picked it up and have been using it in the toners i'm experimenting with, as well as food. It's a great option if you don't have a whole foods type store near you, but have a wal mart. Hopefully they are carrying this product nation wide

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

I am loving my new recipe for this toner! It's simply 1/2 green tea and 1/2 aloe vera (Lily of the Desert inner fillet). Since the aloe is a gel, the mixture is easy to apply without any dripping. I've been using it for 3-4 weeks.

Ofg, I'm looking forward to hearing about your new toner!




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