Clean with sage: A combination of herbs, vinegar and water works! Sage has several antibacterial characteristics Crush some sage until it has a strong odour. Put in a glass container, mix with two cups white vinegar and leave standing for three weeks. Then mix the solution with an equal amount of water in a spray bottle, spray on a surface and wipe with a clean cloth (www.naturallymindful.com).
Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil in small plastic containers. You can also freeze the herbs in small amounts of water (www.buzzfeed.com).
Dark circles under the eye: Chop and crush a sprig of mint leaves. Apply to dark circles under the eyes, leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse. Do this twice a week (email, 19 May 2015).
Wash your hair in apple juice to get rid of dandruff (www.realfarmacy.com)
Natural skin cures
Lavender works for all skin types – also sensitive skin. It is antibacterial, regulates the excretion of sebum (which causes skin rashes) and decreases inflammation and signs of blemishes.
Lemons help to soften blemishes and also act as an exfoliator.
Honey is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, soothing, decreases scars and moisturises the skin.
Tea tree oil is antibacterial and regulates the excretion of sebum (Chanté Daries, Rapport Beleef, 12 July 2015).