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Two Skincare/Gum Uses for Chamomile and Sage

One of the first signs that tip me off that I’m pregnant tends to be that my gums get really sensitive. Fortunately, this common side effect of pregnancy clears up within days of giving birth for me, but recently I’ve discovered a homemade mouthwash that’s made a huge difference. All you need is chamomile and sage. That’s it.

As most of you know already, I have quite a large herb garden and I’m able to get these fresh, but teabag versions of these herbs will also work if that’s all you have to hand. It really is as simple as making a tea of the herbs and bottling the water. If you also happen to have a little one suffering from nappy rash, this is a great way to calm the skin down and help everything heal a little faster.

Skincare Benefits of  (Roman) Chamomile:

While there are different types of chamomile (German chamomile and Morrocan chamomile) and they are similar in their properties, the type I’m talking about today is Roman chamomile.

Antiseptic/Antimicrobial: Reduces the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction.

Bactericidal: Kills bacteria.

Cictrisant: Skin healing.

Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation.

Skincare Benefits of Sage:

Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation.

Anti-microbial: Kills microbes.

Antioxidant: Prevents or slows the damage caused by free radicals.

Antiseptic: Reduces the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction.

Astringent: Causes temporary tightening of the skin.

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