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The Beauty Department. How To Make Products From Scratch. Let's keep things simple this week.

How To Make Products From Scratch

When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work. Simple body scrub Honey face wash We already told you about our new favorite homemade face wash last week but here's the recipe: In the palm of your hand, combine a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda, mix it together, and apply to damp skin.

Perfume Shave oil. How To Sugar Wax. Hey girls!

How To Sugar Wax

If you are like me and hate razors and I looove the smoothness of waxing but hate the salon prices..this may help! I had been going to a nice salon to get my waxes done about once a month but I could no longer afford it so I figured out how to make the sugar wax myself and do it all at home (besides the brazilian wax, I cannot do that myself LOL). Anyway the sugar wax I personally think is better than regular wax because the sugar only sticks to the hairs and not the skin, which makes it less painful and doesnt leave u so red!

Here's the recipe: 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup lemon juice Mix it all up and place it in a microwave safe bowl, cook on high for 2 mins take it out and stir, put it back for 2 more mins and follow the procedure until you get a caramel color and a thick consistency...let it cool for a bit and there you go! ...............Let me tell you I save hundreds a month by doing this! P.S you can also use this wax without the strips. How To Sugar Wax. Unfortunately sisters Rebecca and Maggie come from a very hairy family.

How To Sugar Wax

So when we saw recipes for homemade waxing we said, "OW!! " and then, "We gotta try this! " We spent Tuesday morning trying a couple different recipes with great results. We liked them so much we decided to do two posts on them. If you have ever tried products like Nads, this recipe is just like that. Here's What You Need: 1 cup of sugar1/4 cup of honey1 ounce of lemon juicea drizzle of molasses (optional) You Will Also Need: cotton fabric strips (we used an old bed sheet) 3 in. x 10 in.popsicle stick or butter knife In a microwave safe bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Make sure the area you are going to wax is clean and dry. Now, using your Popsicle stick spread a very thin layer down your leg in the direction of the hair growth.

Press your strip of into the sugar. Pull your skin taught. Useful Beauty Tips. Use toothpaste on yellow nails.

Useful Beauty Tips

This usually happens when you let nail polish stay on your nails for very long and when you’ve used cheap nail polish. Whiten them all up by rubbing toothpaste to remove the stains. You can also add a few drops of lemon for extra whitening, it’s a natural bleaching agent. See other uses of lemon with this POST. Use suntan oil to treat damaged hair. Treat burns with milk. Powder Your Roots If by any chance you have no chance to jump into the shower and you need to look your best. Cure Calluses with Vaseline or petroleum jelly It’s very unsightly to see hard calluses on your feet especially when you’ve been wearing closed shoes for a long time.

Spot-Treat Smudges I find cotton tips very usual for this. Super-Glue a Nail Yikes! Buff with Baking Soda I’ve laughed at that episode in Friends when Ross went to a self-tanning sauna and got disastrous results. Use Toothpaste on a Zit Use just a pea-size amount. Technorati Tags: beauty tips. Useful Beauty Tips.