Home Made Herbal Body Deodorant Powder

Natural Remedies

Sage and Rosemary are among the top ten anti-oxidant herbs, and both are well-renowned for their beneficial effects on memory, digestion, and for the prevention of colds and flus.

Sage, which originates in the Mediterranean region,  has been known since Roman times.  Its Latin name is Salvia officianalis, and Salvia literally means ‘health’, which gives an indication of the high estimation the Romans held for this herb.

Marshall Cavendish, in his booksimply entitled ‘Herbs’, says that the Romans used Sage for a wide range of ailments, including ulcers, consumption, grief, snake bites, and as a tonic and memory enhancer.

Culpeper, as well as praising Sage for improving a weak memory and to raise the spirits,  lists many more complaints which Sage can be used to cure:  He gives a combination of Sage juice and vinegar for treating the Plague, and he gives a recipe of Sage, Rosemary, Honeysuckle and Plaintain as a gargle for a sore mouth or throat.

Drinking sage tea is said to decrease the amount one perspires, although care should be taken with using sage tea for this purpose on a regular basis.  Both sage and rosemary are strong herbs which have a strong effect. It is not recommended that expectant or breast-feeding mothers drink too much sage or rosemary tea.

Recipe For Sage and Rosemary Body Powder

For External Use: This is a very simple, non-toxic little recipe you can try as a body deodorant.  It can be used as an underarm deodorant or as a foot powder for preventing sour feet.

Unlike most commercial underarm deodorants and foot powders, it is absolutely free of toxic chemicals.

Its main active ingredients are the aromatic herbs of dried sage and rosemary.

As well as possessing sweet aromas, these herbs both have strong antibiotic and antiseptic qualities, which make them effective in neutralizing and reducing body odours.

Recipe For Herbal Deodorant

Home-grown and home-dried herbs are best if you have them.  Shop-bought dried herbs can sometimes be a bit old, with little of the active, volatile oils left in them.

Take one tablespoon of dried and finely powdered sage.

One tablespoon of dried and finely powdered rosemary.

Two tablespoonsful of fine powdered cornmeal or peaflour.

Two tablespoonsful of dry bicarbonate of soda.

Mix altogether and keep in an air-tight container.

A little finely powdered peppermint can also be added if desired.

To use, simply sprinkle a pinch or two over the area you wish to deodorize and massage gently into the skin.

Use as an underarm deodorant, or as a foot powder to help prevent odours.  The natural antibacterial qualities of the sage and rosemary will help discourage bacteria from breeding.  It is these bacteria, which thrive in warm places such as the socks in your shoes, that cause unpleasant odours.

Sage Tea

A strong brew of sage tea can be used instead of the above.

This can also minimize bacteria on the skin which cause bad odours.

Simply pour one cup of boiling water over a tablespoonful of chopped fresh sage leaves, or crumbled dried sage.

Let cool, and then bathe under the arms, and the feet, as necessary.

Natural Remedies

Culpeper says of Sage that it ’causes the hair to become black’.

Garden sage has many therapeutic uses.

In the garden, its flowers provide medicine and nectar for the bees, as well as a herbal tonic to the neighbouring plants.

It is well-known as an aid to oral hygiene.  It has strong antiseptic qualities and is supposed to whiten tooth enamel.

Sage is still used today in some tooth-pastes.  It is reputedly one effective remedy for bleeding gums,  and improving gum health:  The crushed fresh leaves are massaged several times a day onto the gums and teeth.

The tea is gargled to relieve sore throats, colds and flu,  and ulcers in the mouth.

It can be effective to reduce fevers, and has been used in the past for thyphoid fever. (see ‘Herbal Remedies  and Homeopathy’ published by Geddes and Grosset.)

It is a valuable nerve medicine, and is a useful stomach remedy for improving a weak appetite.

Natural Herbal Hair Dye and Tonic:  Sage can help restore healthy hair and improve the colour.

Strong sage tea encourages hair growth and darkens the hair, if it is used on a regular basis. Many herbalists describe it in their writings:  see John Heinerman’s ‘Encyclopedia of Fruits Vegetables and Herbs’.

Rosemary is another wonderful herb which can help hair growth, but it does not have such a darkening effect on the hair, as sage does.

Recipe For Sage Hair Dye:  Here is a simple, natural hair dye and tonic which you can try.  It is perfectly safe to use, as it does not contain any harmful additives such as you might find in commercial dyes for darkening the hair.

Take two cups of fresh sage leaves and put into a stainless steel saucepan.

Add one cup of dry black tea leaves

Add half a cup of cider vinegar and eight cups of water.

Simmer very gently, with no lid, for one hour on a very low heat.  You should have around half the original quantity of liquid left at the end of an hour.  If you need to add a little more water, make sure you do so well before you finish simmering the brew.  If you add more water at the end of the simmering, then your mixture will not keep so well.

Take off the heat after an hour of simmering.  Set aside to cool.

Once your sage mixture has cooled properly, strain it off.

To the liquid remaining add the same amount of vodka.

Put into a bottle with a screw-top lid and store in a cool place.

Massage around a tablespoonful of the sage infusion into the hair each day.  Use more or less, depending on how much hair you need to cover.

Massage the sage tonic well into the roots of the hair as well, so that it feeds the scalp and hair follicles.  Massaging the scalp with the sage tonic will help the hair to grow again.

The oils in the sage leaves will put a natural shine to the hair.

Once the hair is sufficiently darkened, which may take several weeks, you can reduce the amount of applications each week.  Once or twice a week may be enough to maintain the darker colour.

Sage is really very good for the hair in so many ways.

Alternative Sage Tonic Without Alcohol:  You could make up your sage tea without the alcohol if you wish.  Only, remember that your mixture will not keep for longer than a week, and it must be kept in the fridge.  You could make up a lesser amount, enough to last a week, and then make up a fresh brew of tea for the following week.

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Aluminium And Your Brain


Aluminium is not needed as a supplement, although it is found naturally in our bodies. The problem with aluminium is that we tend to have a surplus of it rather than a deficiency.
Aluminium destroys vitamins and minerals in our food and hinders the absorption of nutrients in the body.
Too much aluminium in the body causes many health problems: It has long been suspected that aluminium build-up in the body could be the cause of serious diseases such as alzheimer’s and senility, as aluminium builds up in the brain, along with other toxins.  Arthritis, cancer and osteoporosis are just some of the other diseases which some think are attributable to aluminium toxicity.
Aluminium excess can cause fat to build up in the kidneys and liver.
It can also cause numbness in the limbs with pain and pins and needles in various muscles, especially in elderly folk.
Aluminium also affects your quality of sleep. Women in a study who took more than 1000 milligrams of aluminium daily,  over a period of time, slept less well than those women who took only 300 milligrams per day.

Aluminium build-up in the body and brain is hard to avoid, because it is used widely in food processing: it is sometimes used as a softening agent in the processing of cheese,and in the whitening of flour.

It is used as a free-flowing agent in common salt: A compound
called sodium aluminium silicate is added to salt to help stop it becoming damp and sticky in wet or humid weather.
It is used in some self-raising flour and baking powders.
It is also used in stomach antacid preparations: one teaspoon of some antacid powders can contain up to 250 milligrams
of aluminium. Aluminium which is used in antacid stomach powders has been shown to cause the rapid development of diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and weakened muscles in older people.
Other medicinal preparations which may contain aluminium are: buffered aspirin, antidiarrhea medicines, douches, and some  haemorrhoid pessaries and creams.
Aluminium is also found in many under arm deodorants.It is found in some hair dyes, face creams and other cosmetics.
These products are just as harmful as antacid powder, as the
aluminium is easily absorbed through the pores of the skin and into the blood stream and soft tissues of the body;
This includes the brain.

You may be ingesting an unknown quantity of aluminium into your blood stream through drinking water from the city water
system. Amounts seem to be higher in summer time for some reason. This is probably because of the use of
water-treatment chemicals, one of which is aluminium: In the summer time, more chemicals would be needed to keep the
water bacteria-free than in the winter time. In the winter, most germs go into hibernation, hence less chemicals would
be utilized in water treatment stations during cold parts of the year. Whatever the reason, it is a good idea to filter
your water, at all times of the year, to remove it of impurities:
A reverse-osmosis filter system is recommended to remove aluminium from your water supply, as activated carbon
filters are thought to be ineffective on aluminium.

Fluoride and Aluminium:
It is probable that fluoridated water may increase the aluminium content drawn from water pipes and cooking vessels.
Cooking food using fluoridated water with an aluminium cooking pot produced 1000 times more aluminium in the food
compared to the same experiment done whereby unfluoridated water was used with an aluminium cooking pot.


Aluminium cooking pots, which were once the rage, and which are still manufactured cheaply today despite the growing
awareness of the danger of aluminium in food, are another cause of aluminium building up in the body and the brain.
Cooking acid fruits like rhubarb and apples in aluminium is especially bad, as their acids cause much aluminium
to be leached out into these fruits as they cook.
Even potatoes, which contain quite a lot of Vitamin C and iron, are contaminated by the use of an aluminium pot to
cook them in.A simple experiment can be done whereby you leave the potatoes in the pot after they have cooked. Before
too long, you will see that they become extremely discoloured and blackened by the aluminium effect on them.


You can reduce your aluminium build-ups in the body and the brain by taking Ester C, or another non-acidic form of
Vitamin C such as calcium ascorbate. Dose will vary on your body build and the amount of toxicity you are enduring.
Anything from 1000 mg per day to 3000 mg per day, in divided doses, is useful in ridding the body of aluminium and
other chemicals.
Other antioxicants such as Vitamin E will also help reduce poisons from the body.Eating oily fish several times a week,
or daily if you can, is helpful in reducing toxins, including metals, in the body.
Alzheimer’s is a major health concern for people today, both old and young.
It is the fourth major killer of people in America today. You can reduce the chances of getting this
and other degenerative disease by taking care to avoid products which contain aluminium, and by taking measures such as
those recommended above, which will help you eliminate aluminium from your body and abrain.
Castor oil is very effective in removing metals like aluminium and lead deposits from the body and brain: If you take
castor oil, take 2 tablespoons followed by a cup of black coffee, or chamomile tea. Take a bowel rinse within 5 hours.
A fast of raw fruits and vegetables for a day or two or more can help reduce aluminium and other chemicals in the body.
Note: Do ask your health professional about doing this if you are debilitated in any way or have some sickness. Again,
it is advised that you follow up the fast with a colonic cleanse or bowel wash after three days of a fruit fast.