Natural Creams and Their Uses

Oil and water do not mix.  When creating all natural creams or lotions, something needs to be done to the oil and water based ingredients so that they can combine.  “Emulsion” happens when water is permitted to encapsulate oil molecules with the help of another ingredient referred to as an “emulsifier”.  A common emulsifier found in nature is lecithin.  In cooking, the lecithin contained in egg yolks allows a good chef to create delicious emulsified sauces such as hollandaise or mayonnaise.  Lotions and creams that are all natural care are created in the very same way.


Natural body products are carefully created with botanic ingredients and other natural ingredients such as coconut oil, with recipes that have been refined over the years. Many cultures used these recipes to create not only nourishing body creams but shampoos and numerous other body products that are natural.


Most natural creams and other natural body products are grounded in ancient traditions of either Polynesian medicine, traditional Chinese medicine or the Ayurvedic medicine of India.  These fields of medicine focus on treating the entire person, not simply individual symptoms. Healers in centuries past would use a range of botanical extracts in order to treat physical disorders as well as ailments of the mind and spirit.


Massage was frequently employed as a therapy in all of these cultures. By use of natural creams and botanical emollient, these cultural healers would apply palms, elbows, single fingers, and other techniques of massage for treating headaches, and injuries such as sprains and torn ligaments. These same therapeutic massage methods were also used to help women while pregnant and during as well as after childbirth.


These traditional methods of making natural creams and lotions have been passed down for generations and are still used in some cultures today. Those companies that create and distribute natural lotions and creams use these same methods.  In fact, some women make their own natural creams and lotions in their homes.  These are also many brands of all nature creams and lotions at your local drugstore.


There is really never a reason to spend tons of money on soaps for the shower especially when there are all natural soaps on the market that are not only all natural but not that expensive.  Most of these soaps are vegetable-based, biodegradable, organic, fair-trade certified as well as USDA-certified.  You can choose from different fragrances that are natural also, such as Almond, Rose, Peppermint, and Citrus.  There are also all types of lotions and creams in these wonderful fragrances.


There are many herbal skin care products naturally formulated and they make healthy skin easy to have with moisturizing natural face creams, lotions, herbal toners and cleansers, mask, face scrubs and targeted therapeutic treatments for acne, eczema, anti-aging and more.  One can revitalize the face, hair, body, and skin with healthy skin care that is made with all natural nutrients and organic ingredients.


Since skin is the largest organ of the body, you would think that women would have always made use of natural creams being careful on what they put on their skin but the “natural” or green products have only become important to people in the last several generations.  Now our shelves are lined with all natural skin creams and lotions for health and beauty, cosmetic treatments, skin disorders or conditions, daily routine and regimen for face care.  Currently you can find almost any skin or face product you want in all natural brands and brands that fit your pocketbook also.


Natural creams made with MSM are considered the better creams out there as MSM is a natural anti-inflammatory and is said to be very effective for pain management. This article is about natural creams and MSM creams, their value and use.



Clifford Woods is the Executive Director of Vibrant Life. See more information at and

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