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Natural Shampoo Alternatives from the Kitchen. Maybe I should use natural shampoo?

Natural Shampoo Alternatives from the Kitchen

{cc photo courtesy of on Artbandito Flickr} The human body accomplishes some pretty amazing feats. Among them, the ability to cleans itself of impurities. While we have come to rely on shampoo for cleaning away dirt and oil, the body only needs a little help accomplishing this task on own. Here are some shampoo alternatives (or no poo method, as some call it) readily found in the kitchen or at least inexpensively purchased. Baking Soda and Water Here are two simple ingredients almost every household has on hand.

Castile Soap Shampoo You can purchase liquid Castile soap from any natural foods store, farmer’s markets, online indie venders or from many shops on Etsy. Apple Cider Vinegar This health favorite works many jobs: dealing with heart burn, balancing the body’s pH, as a deodorant spritzer and as an ingredient for so many delicious meals. Tags: natural shampoo, no poo, no shampoo About the Author. Uses of Baking Soda for Skin, Hair and Teeth Care. Baking soda can also do wonders for your face. Exfoliating: Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, and use as a gentle, exfoliating facial scrub after washing with soap and water.

Rinse your face clean.

Skin

Fashion. Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work. Use toothpaste on yellow nails.

Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work

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. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD - StumbleUpon. Let's keep things simple this week.

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD - StumbleUpon

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.

Nails

Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials. Your Dress.... Makeup. Hair. Fantastic Easy Hairstyle for the DIY Bride/Bridesmaid {Sunday Beauty School} I know I talked hair last week BUT I just have to share this with you!

Fantastic Easy Hairstyle for the DIY Bride/Bridesmaid {Sunday Beauty School}

Being a straight and rather flat haired girl myself, I have tried every which way to bring a little bit of curl into my life with limited success. I’ve bought heated round brushes, velcro rollers, curling tongs in various shapes and sizes, those foam bendy things, rags (Victorian chic don’t you know) and heated rollers. But none have given me the curls I crave and most of them have damaged my hair.

But, the other day, I was indulging in a little pinning on Pinterest. Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe. Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes have become the new trend and are now taking the place of traditional sugar scrubs.

Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe

One of the main reasons is that these scrubs are in a solid form so there’s no separation and less mess. It also means it’s less likely that you will transfer water into your sugar scrub during usage since you are simply removing one or two cubes at a time for use and then resealing the container before use. While there are a handful of recipes for solid sugar scrubs floating around, I came up with my own recipe that I’d like to share with you. It’s not greasy when applied and easy to make. It’s also gotten a lot of great feedback from my customers who shop with me online at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

Here’s what some of my customers have had to say about my Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cubes: Cucumber Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub CubesMy mother LOVES this!!! Natural Lavender Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub CubesThese are the most amazing bath item I have ever used. Ingredients: