I am proud to announce a new category on this site: Ask the expert.

I try my best to address questions our readers ask but trust me, nothing can match the expertise of someone who has been doing this for years. Who is the expert?

Nili Nathan is a name I first encountered when looking for good quality skin care videos. Since then, Nili and I have been working on giving both our readers more great recipes and advice.

Nili Nathan is the force behind www.greathealinggetaways.com, a virtual library of holistic How To’s. Nili shares videos, recipes, tips and tons of information on wellbeing and holistic approach to life.

Nili is also the admin of www.GreatLivingTV.com and has hosted and produced over 300 holistic how-to videos for Expert Village.

Since Nili is busy with her numerous projects, I will try to answer the questions she can’t get to in a timely manner.

You might have been wondering:

  • Which essential oil is good for acne prone skin?
  • What are the alternatives to artificial sunscreens?

you get the point. All those simple questions not often addressed that can actually make a big difference if one is interested in natural skin care and products.

To make this part of the site more interactive, we are using a new submission form which will allow you to submit, comment and rate the questions/answers.

So, my dear readers, feel free to ask the expert. Fill out the form at the bottom and when you submit, you can choose one of the three options to get notified by email when:

1) Your contribution has been accepted.
2) Someone comments on your contribution.
3) When others contribute to this Web site.

You can see questions submitted so far and answers below the form.

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Our readers’ questions so far…

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EXTREMELY Dry Skin on chin – HELP!! starstarstarstarstar
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Hi my name’s Suzan…

Well to begin with…when I look in the mirror my skin looks
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Sara asks: Do you have any advice for home removal of whiteheads? Thanks.

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My questions are, do you have any natural remedies for removing corns from the toes, and also, the underside of my feet tend to look dark, like a dirty …

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Do you know how to make the scent of essential oils stronger and last longer when using to scent body care products such as body butters?


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Where can I find chick pea flour?
I have contacted 2 health food stores around me & they do not carry it.
Thank you,

Hi Rebecca,

here …

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Home spa Not rated yet
What are some key things to have at your home spa that you can make at home?

Hi, Krisy,

The beauty of homemade skin products is that they are usually …

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Tea tree oil toxicity Not rated yet
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Stretchmarks recipe Not rated yet
How can I get rid of stretch marks?

Hi Roba,

Here’s a great stretchmarks recipe.

Biljana, www.skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com admin.

Natural skin care Not rated yet
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I have a lot of ringworm they all came like days apart, I have eczema, but should I be concerned. I have washed my linens, and cleaned my room and car …

Recipe preparation Not rated yet
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No, not a trivial question at …

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I used epilady on my arms legs and I have ingrown hair. What should i do?


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Homemade night cream recipe Not rated yet
I’d like to know how to make a good night cream. I love this site. Thank you!


Since I don’t have a night cream recipe on this site (have to build …

Using green tea toner Not rated yet
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Leave it on following the directions …

Skin whitening homemade recipe Not rated yet
Hi Nili,

Can you tell me a homemade recipe for skin whitening and also for under eye black circle?


Hi Hams,

The best mask that …

Post pregnancy skin Not rated yet
Hi Nili,

My name is Sarah. I just had a baby few months ago and everything (my body) has changed (in a bad way). I have gained so much weight, my skin …

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In your recipe of Lime Juice Mask for acne you list the groundnut oil. Is that peanut oil or something else? Please verify that for me, so …

Blackheads on nose Not rated yet
I have loads of blackheads on my nose and i can’t get rid of them.
Is there anyway of completely getting rid of them and stopping them from coming …

Microdermabrasion Not rated yet
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Skin on the hand gets folded and looking older Not rated yet
Dear Ma’am,
I am 27y age. And my skin on the hand is getting foldings and fine lines also appear. But my face looks normal and it has no foldings. And …

How to remove brown spots on face ? Not rated yet
Nili, Please can you help me to remove my brown spots? Thanks.

HI, Midge –
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Large pores Not rated yet
My sister called yesterday for some advise on shrinking large pores. It seems we both have this issue and I would love some natural suggestions.

Dear …

Problem skin Not rated yet
What recipe would you advise for problem acne skin?

Dear Tuba,

There are a couple of remedies you can prepare in order to deal with the problem skin….

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Pimples Not rated yet
Hi Nili,
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Acne Not rated yet
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Dark circles under eye Not rated yet
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Ringworm Not rated yet
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Facial hair Not rated yet
Is there any remedy for facial hair?

Dear Molly,

I am not clear on this question so I will address the removal of facial hair. Facial hair can become …

Facial pimples Not rated yet
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Hi, I am 19yrs old and I have many pimples on my forehead. They make my skin look awful. Please recommend some homemade tip that I should …

Dry skin itchy scalp Not rated yet
The problems I have are:

1) Itchy scalp… when I brush my hair dandruff and hair fall
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Loose facial skin Not rated yet
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the skin?

Dear Ash:

Unfortunately, I don’t believe there is much …

Preserving homemade skin care products Not rated yet
Maria, NY:

I would like to make my own facial masks but I am not sure how long I can use them for. What is the shelf life of a homemade skin product?…

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