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DIY Homemade All-Natural Cough Syrup. So, here we are, right in the middle of January and flu season is definitely upon us.

DIY Homemade All-Natural Cough Syrup

We've been lucky enough in our family to avoid any seasonal sickness so far this year, but a lot of that luck is probably thanks to the fact that we've been staying in with baby Jack most of the time. If we do end up getting a bit of a sore throat or a cough, this is what I'll be whipping up to get us through it. Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments - Womans Day. Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that.

Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments - Womans Day

And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says.

Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. 5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil. Many people who are very choosy about what they eat often forget that their skin is their largest organ, and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body.

5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil

Unfortunately, many conventional soaps, lotions and other beauty products are filled with chemicals and toxins. To replace your chemical-laden products with health-sustaining natural ones, all you need is a jar of coconut oil and a few minutes of free time! This superfood isn't just great for better-balanced hormones, and a stronger immune system--it can feed your skin as well, leaving it soft, glowing and youthful-looking. (Not to mention delicious-smelling!) Once you’ve replaced your standard beauty products with coconut oil, you’ll never go back. Here are five easy-to-make beauty products that use coconut oil as a base. Makeup Remover It doesn’t get much easier than this! Deodorant Conventional deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum, which has been linked to cancer. Toothpaste Shaving Oil Body Butter.

DIY Lengthening Mascara. There are oodles of haircare products available.

DIY Lengthening Mascara

Between oils and deep-conditioners, it's really easy to keep our manes in tip top shape. But what about our eyelashes? They are technically hair as well, and although we love falsies, wouldn't it be nice if your real lashes were super long? If you want long and healthy lashes, look no further, because we've created a DIY lengthening mascara that'll do just that! What You'll Need First, wash an old mascara or nail polish container and fill with: 1/4 of the container with Castor Oil1/2 Vitamin E Oil1/4 Aloe Vera Gel Mix the concoction together as well as you can with your mascara wand. And you're done! While you wait for your own to grow, try out some of these crazy temporary lashes. Also try out some of these fun braids to match your plump new lashes.

DIY: All-Natural Coconut Deodorant. For years, deodorant was something I applied every day without question because that’s what society has told us to do since our underarms started perspiring and giving off odor.

DIY: All-Natural Coconut Deodorant

Then one day a few years ago I did indeed stop to think about what was in my deodorant, and I freaked out! I saw something that looked like this: Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex 15.4% Inactive Ingredients: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil; Stearyl Alcohol; Cyclomethicone; C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate; PPG-14 Butyl Ether; Hydrogenated Castor Oil; Hydrogenated Soybean Oil; PEG-8 Distearate; Fragrance; Hydrolyzed Corn Starch; Behenyl Alcohol After several years of trying to find a good all-natural deodorant that didn’t make me stink or break out in a rash, I finally decided to make my own. It turned out to be one of the easiest and most beneficial recipes that I’ve ever created. DIY hand-milled soap.

With the holiday season growing ever closer, your party-planning mom will love a handmade gift that doubles as a special treat for guests.

DIY hand-milled soap

Homemade soap is a beautiful — and environmentally friendly — alternative to the bar soap purchased at the drugstore or grocery store. But making soap is a fairly precise process that involves working with a caustic substance (lye), and if you’ve never done it before, it can be intimidating. Fear not — there is another way. Making hand-milled soap allows you to experiment with soap making while bypassing many of the more complex steps in making handmade soap.

You don’t have to purchase, or create, a lot of extra supplies, and you get to repurpose boring old plain bars of soap that you may already have in your medicine cabinet. The process of hand milling soap is also known as rebatching.