Herbal Skin Remedy
I’ve done some reading on herbal steams and oil pulling, both for oily skin types.
I boiled two sprigs of sage, three sprigs of rosemary, and a little handful of lavender for about ten minutes. I steamed my face with a cloth over my head and the pot to create a little sweat room. I did this for as long as I could stand it, around five minutes.
Then I mixed up my oil pulling tonic: 2 parts grapeseed oil, one part hazelnut oil, and one part coconut oil. I heated them in a small mason jar until they were all transparent and combined. I dabbed this mixture on my skin and smoothed it around my face. Then used a cloth that was soaking my herbal steam pot, then rung it out slowly because it was scalding, placed it on my face and then covered it with another dry cloth. I waited until the cloth was at room temperature. Then repeated the oil placement and steam with a new clean cloth to ensure minimal toxin transfer.
Let’s see how this herbal skin journey goes.
* I have buck wild skin that goes from french fry greasy, to dry red mess, my key pimples are the painful under the skin ones, I have many blackheads, and more recently I’ve developed these pre-formed whiteheads that just won’t go away. If you have skin like this and have herbal remedies to share please do, otherwise wait for updates!
Proud to say I will be doing a Doula Mentorship Program with Babies Naturally starting early this new year! To find out how you can support me through this lovely journey please ask!
A wonderful critique of familial structure and how birthmothers are often alienated and isolated in their experiences with adoption.
"Why you should always have sex on a first date," the title of an article a man beside me in class was reading. It was written by a woman and under the category ‘penis size’ this woman said that she would want to avoid a man with a ‘bendy, uncircumcised sharpei, or a cocktail weenie’. This makes me feel so sad for people who feel their sexual organ are insufficient, ugly, and so forth. I know that many of us with vulvas feel insecure about virtually almost every aspect of our bodies at some point in time, I always forget that those with penises are subjected to awful expectations just as I am.
Those with penises, love your bendy, uncircumcised, circumcised, straight, veiny, wrinkly, thin, wide, long, short, dick!
Those with vulvas, love your flappy, folddy, coloured, hairy, bare, moist, fragrant, lovely cunt!
Candles, kittens, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, and a new book on feminist spirituality called Weaving Visions.
I am sure suppressed feelings just arose.
A week off of school guilt free, a constant reminder that I am never alone (even when I desperately want to be*), the engrained culture of consumption and destruction, the weight of capitalist value or lack there of, fear and excitement at the fall of it all, my existence here will be my own serenity and it will gently transfer unto others.
*Commitments to others real or fictional, expectations in my mind created by outer sources which oppress my divine being, being a slave to the technocracy, being directed to consume - to fulfill a sense of loss bred into my by alienation and social isolation - lack of community, sincere communication.