Just before the summer will start, it is a time to clean the skin. As almost a perfectionist, for me, skin should be cleaned perfect as well. I found an amazing way to do so thanks to Dr. R.Cassar and his video on youtube channel (1). Of course, I made my own changes and adjustments to the original version. All the equipment needed for this skin exfoliation: cotton towel, cleansing solution, spring water in aerosol and face-body cream.
The results of the cleansing procedure are striking and leading to some speculations: feet, hands, face and neck areas are most grubby, while back and abdomen areas are almost clean. Do not laugh from my towel, check yours!:)
Recipe of cleansing solution
Ingredients (for onetime all body procedure):
Pure spirit (75-90%), 40 ml
MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane) powder, 1 tsp
Diatomite (diatomic earth) powder, 1 tsp
Water (purified), 40 ml
Tea tree essential oil, 3 drops
How to make it
In a high quality plastic bottle combine and shake together (with a lid closed) the ingredients one by one in the order as written in the ingredient list. It is ready to use!
How to apply it
Take a clean small cotton towel
Spray skin with water (purified, spring water, mountain water, etc)
Apply some cleansing solution on a towel and scratch the skin through it with nails and fingers. Gently, slowly and firmly
Start from feet, than hands, armpits, back, neck, face, décolletage
After it is finished – take a warm or lukewarm shower
Only chemically resistant, high quality plastic or glass bottles are appropriate for this alcohol-based recipe. Any empty plastic container from water or other drinks are not allowed, because alcohol would facilitate plastificators and other shady, unwanted ingredients of plastic to penetrate the solution and later the skin. Please use only chemically resistant, high quality plastic or glass container for this solution to prepare
Only tea tree oil is suitable for this recipe, just skip the ingredient if you don’t have it
Always prepare the amount of solution for the same-day-use, because powdered materials like MSM and diatomite would precipitate with time and form a stiff conglomerate
Vodka or pure spirit are both available
After a good scratch the skin will be red because of sufficient blood supply to deep skin layers, that is ok
Keep away from eyes, keep away from children, and do not drink it
Do not apply on injured, damaged or sunburnt skin
Do not make the cleansing procedure if supposed to go for sunbath or to swimming pool, other skin cosmetic procedures, massage, etc. directly after it
The procedure, in my opinion, could be repeated once or twice per month
Yes, in my case it is the teethpaste, not toothpaste, because I will use it for teeth not for one tooth:) As these days English is one of the most popular languages to communicate among different countries and nationalities around the World, it gains even specific attention, as for example, word formation scheme. I understand it is a way we (English-speaking) talk, but…what does our subconscious mind think about it? Only one tooth to clean? And was it made by one hand? (hand-made:) or by hands? (hands-made:) )
Diatomite powder, 50 g
Soda (purified), 1 tsp
Salt (milled from crystalline salt into a powder), 1/2 tsp
Sage leaves (dried and milled into a powder), 1 tsp
Water (purified), 120 ml (or 120 g, it is the same amount)
Guar gum, 1/8 tsp
Coconut oil, 1 Tbsp
Cedar essential oil, 3 drops
How to make it:
In a bowl, mix carefully and slowly (with a whisk) diatomite, soda, salt and sage
Add water and mix well again
Add guar gum (the mixture will become thick) and mix well
In a big spoon, melt coconut oil over hot water bath then add essential oil
Add melted coconut oil with essential oil to the paste and mix well with a whisk. It is ready!
Always use a protective mask while preparing this toothpaste because particles of powder ingredients (especially diatomite) are very small and spread all around in the air, could affect lung function if in contact for prolonged time
Please. Please use only few drops of cedar essential oil. Any essential oil is a concentrated liquid and need to be used and handled with knowledge and care.
Clay is a very popular ingredient to make a base for home-made toothpastes or other products. However, I would like to skip it and replace with diatomite. In my opinion, clay (like white clay – kaolin, grey or cream in color – bentonite, or blue clay – illite) should not be used in hygienic and cosmetic home-made formulas for daily use. Because, in general, cosmetic clay like kaolin, bentonite and illite, contain higher amount of aluminium oxide (20-40%) if compared to diatomite (5-10%, but usually less than 5%) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Aluminium negatively affects synthesis of collagen (skin component) has negative impact on bone health (6, 7)
I skip all commercial toothpastes, even “natural” ones because of number of reasons. All varieties of toothpastes I use are my-made, home-made. For today, this one is the best for me. Approved by the Family!
Diatomite or diatomaceous earth is the fossilised remnants of diatoms, tiny planktonic algae residing in all of the earth’s waters. Diatoms belong to the phylum Bacillariophyta and are single celled organisms which possess a cell wall made almost entirely of silica (SiO2). This cell wall is formed by the organism through filtration of silica from water and is often referred to as the skeleton of the organism. The death of large numbers of diatoms in an area leads to sedimentation of the minerals present in the cell walls leading to large deposits suitable for mining. The remarkable property of these deposits is their high purity, often greater than 85% silica. As a result diatomite is both non-toxic and odourless, present naturally in large quantities and at high purities, subsequently it is available at low cost (4).