Saturday, August 7, 2010

Natural Sleep Remedies for Good Sleep

There are several natural remedies for good sleep. Exercise, aromatherapy and music are some of the important remedies. 
Difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) is a major problem. A good sleep is one of the best ways to rejuvenate the body and mind. Six hours of sleep are absolutely essential every day. Failure to get good sleep may cause health and psychological problems. One major factor that influences sleeplessness is stress. Regular habits can serve as natural sleep remedies for good sleep.

- Go to bed and getup at from the bed at a regular time

- Don’t go to bed unless you feel sleepy

- Don’t keep the TV in your bedroom

- Don’t use the bedroom for activities like reading and eating

- Don’t take short naps during the day

- Don’t eat heavily before you go to sleep   Don’t drink alcohol or coffee at least 3 hours before you go to sleep

- Keep the bedroom dark

- Remove all the sources of light and distracting noise

- Remove all sources of electronic devices and computers and electric blankets

-Ensure good air circulation in the room

- Keep the bed and blankets clean

Rhythmic drumming is said to create hypnotic effect and induce sleep. Yoga and relaxing music are also known to aid sleep. Regular exercises, aroma therapy and certain herbal teas help to serve as natural sleep remedies for good sleep.

Some herbs like valerian are used as a remedy for insomnia. It is available as an OTC medication without prescription in several countries. English lavender is used as aromatherapy to induce sleep.

There are several sleeping aids that can be used as natural sleep remedies.   Sleep Phone is one such aid. Sleep Phone is a soft headband with built in headphones which provide soft music continuously when you sleep. The music acts like a lullaby to induce sleep.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Home Made Face Cleansers

Home made face cleansers are very soft on the skin. There are several recipes make natural face cleansers at home. It may take some time and effort to prepare them. But it is worth the trouble. They would not contain any of the chemicals that commercial products have. It would also be much cheaper to prepare them at home.  Even soap can be harsh on the skin as it removes the essential natural oils. 

Oatmeal Face Cleanser  
                                                                                                          Cooked oatmeal has to be mixed with yogurt to make a paste. This paste should be spread over the face except the eyes. It has to be washed of after 15 minutes. 2-3 tsp of honey can be mixed with this combination. Honey is a natural skin toner.

Milk Lime Face Cleanser

Milk, lime juice, orange juice, cucumber and pineapple can be mixed together and made into a paste. Sugar and water can be added to it. This mixture can be used effective every day as a face cleanser.

Banana Facial Cleanser

Mashed banana also makes very good cleanser. Put banana in a blender.  Add a tsp of honey and make a paste. This can be applied to the face and washed off after fifteen minutes.

Almond Oil Facial Cleanser
Almond oil is an extremely effective face cleanser. It can used on any type of skin.  Almond oil has to be applied to the dry skin without wetting it. It would be good be take steam directly on the face after 15 minutes.  Otherwise the face can be wiped with a wet cloth. Almond oil mixed with sugar also makes an excellent facial scrub. It can also get rid of circles under the eye and crows feet. Almond oil is also very used for face massage. It removes the dead cells, prevents aging and is soothing and relaxing.

Avocado Facial Cleanser

A peeled avocado, a cup of coconut milk and a tea spoon of honey will have to be mixed in a blender. Apply it to the face. Wash the face after fifteen minutes. This is also very effective face cleanser.

These home made face cleansers can not only be prepared easily but also quite economical. Using these cleansers would definitely make your face glow.