Other Skin Healers
Vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid, not the same as citric acid). Put a large pinch into the palm of your hand. With your other hand pick up a few drops of water from the faucet. Rub hands together until all the powder is dissolved and dispensed. It may sting briefly. Do this at bedtime, especially for cracked, chapped hands. Include lips if they need it.
Vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil from Now Foods was not polluted at the time of this writing, but for the future it would be safer to rely on capsules. Snip open a capsule and rub into skin.
50% Glycerin. Dilute 100% vegetable glycerin with an equal amount of water. This is useful as an after shave lotion.
Vitamin C liquid. Mix H tsp. vitamin С powder in one pint water (crushed tablets will do). This is useful as an after shave lotion and general skin treatment.
Apricot Kernel Oil. This is a very light oil, useful as an after shave lotion and general skin treatment.
Cornstarch (see Sources). Use on rashes, fungus, moist or irritated areas and to prevent chafe.
Combining several of these makes them more effective.
Dry skin has several causes: too much water contact, too much soap contact (switch to borax), low body temperature, not enough fat in the diet, or parasites.
Use olive oil. It comes in very light to heavy textures. Pick the right one for your purpose. Alginate mixtures can be used instead of, or added to, oil. Starch solutions are good, too.
Purchase PABA (see Sources) in 500 mg tablet form. Dissolve 1 tablet in grain alcohol or vodka. Grind the tablet first by putting it in a plastic bag and rolling over it with a glass jar. It will not completely dissolve even if you use a tablespoon of the alcohol. Pour the whole mixture into a 4 ounce bottle of homemade skin softener. Be careful not to get the lotion into your eyes when applying it. A better solution is to wear a hat or stay out of the sun. Remember to take PABA as a supplement, too (500 mg, one a day).
(When the inside of the nose is dry, cracked and bleeding.)
Pour V^tsp. pure vegetable glycerin into a bottle cap. Add V tsp. of water.
Applicator: use a plastic coffee stirrer or straw; cut a slit in the end to catch some cotton wool salvaged from a vitamin bottle and twist (cotton swabs, cotton balls and wooden toothpicks are sterilized with mercury which in turn is polluted with thallium). Dip it into the glycerin mixture and apply inside the nose with a rotating motion. Do each nostril with a new applicator.
Quick Corn Starch Skin Softener
4 tsp. corn starch (see Sources)
1 cup water
Boil starch and water until clear, about one minute.
Cornstarch Skin Softener
1 tsp. lysine powder or 8 tablets, 500 mg each 1 tsp. Vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid); or 8 tablets, 500 mg each 3 tsp. cornstarch (see Sources)
Vitamin E, 1 capsule 400 mg % tsp. apricot kernel oil (optional)
1 cup water
Boil starch and water until clear, about one minute. Add other ingredients and stir until dissolved. Cool. Pour into dispenser bottle. Keep refrigerated when not in use. Apply after washing dishes and after showering.
Vitamin C. H tsp. vitamin С powder, dissolved in 1 pint water.
Apricot kernel oil.
Vegetable glycerin. Equal parts glycerin and water or to suit your need.
Heat these together: 1 level tsp. sodium alginate and 1 cup water in a covered non-metal pan until completely dissolved. Use very low heat and stir with a wooden spoon handle. It takes a fairly long time to get it perfectly smooth. After cooling, pour into a small dispenser bottle. Keep the remainder refrigerated.
Or, mix and heat 4 tsp. cornstarch and 1 cup water until completely dissolved in a covered saucepan. Use non-metal dishes and a non-metal stirring spoon. Cool. Pour some into dispenser bottle. Refrigerate remainder. This is many person’s favorite recipe.
Cut paper towels in quarters and stack in a closable plastic box. Run tap water over them, drain the excess. Add 1 tsp. grain alcohol and/or borax liquid on top. Close. Put a dab of the Quick Cornstarch Softener recipe on top of each wipe as you use it.
% tsp. powdered lysine (you may crush tablets)
% tsp. Vitamin C powder (you may crush tablets)
% cup vegetable glycerin 1 cup water
Prepare wipes by cutting paper towels in quarters. Use white, unfragranced towels that are strong enough to hold up for this use. Fold each piece in quarters again and stack in a plastic zippered baggy. Pour the fluid mixture over the stack and zip. Store a bag full in the freezer to take on car trips. If you want to keep them a month or more, add 1 tbs. grain alcohol or vodka to the recipe.
For bathroom use, dampen a roll of paper towels under the cold tap first. Then pour about H cup of the mixture over the towel roll around the middle. store in plastic shopping bag or stand in plastic waste basket.