A grandmother is one of the best treasures within a family. To a little girl turned budding woman, a grandmother's wisdom is priceless. Grandmother's shed wisdom on everything from spirituality, love, finances, and of course beauty. Some of grandmother's "tried 'n true" beauty treasures are greater than any self help book or product on the market.
My grandmother and many of the elders in the community swore by the use of natural herbs for beauty and wellness. She used a variety of things such as oatmeal scrubs, honey, rose water, olive oil, crushed aspirin, cloves, and sage. Some dismissed these concoctions as "snake oils" but "G-mama" and the others were free of harsh illnesses, wrinkles, and other things that we deemed as problematic.
G-mama and the elders offered the following:
- Crushed aspirin mixed with a hint of Noxzema to clean and exfoliate.
- Honey was a humectant for our hair and skin.
Did your grandmother use nontraditional products for beauty and wellness?
Tell us about it.