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50 All Natural Beauty Products You Can Make Yourself - Planet Green. My Home Remedies - My Home Remedies - Home Remedy Forum. Homemade Body Wash - Keep Scary Out Of Your Shower - To Be A Farmer - Little Seed Farm. Our Homemade Lavender-Lemongrass Body WashWhat do you put on your body every day?

Homemade Body Wash - Keep Scary Out Of Your Shower - To Be A Farmer - Little Seed Farm

By the time I’ve finished my morning routine I’ve used shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen for my face, and lotion for my body. Somehow, it took me close to a year before I started wondering what the heck was actually in those bottles in my shower. Isn't it odd that we’ve become so conscious of what we put inside our bodies, and somehow managed not to give any thought about what we were putting on them? All of that changed a few weeks ago when a friend recommended The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database which rates products according to the chemicals they contain and how harmful they are. I searched the items in my bathroom and found that all of them except for what I put on my face (Alba Botanica and Kiss My Face) had a moderate to high hazard score. Scrapple and I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and will never go back!

Body Scrub - Martha Stewart Crafts by Material. The base can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain.

Body Scrub - Martha Stewart Crafts by Material

Color the scrubs with shades that are in keeping with some of the scents you use -- pink with grapefruit, for example, or green with eucalyptus. Makes about 2 1/3 cups. Resources: Mold jars (#740) with glass lids, rings, and clamps, by Weck, from weckcanning.com. 4 1/4"-by-11" matte ink-jet bumper stickers (#922811), from Office Depot, officedepot.com. Get More Bath and Body Treatments and Learn About Essential Oils. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.

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

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Lifestyle

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.

Cleaning Tips - Spring Cleaning Tips,House Cleaning Tips, cleaning products reviews,Good Housekeeping Magazines. 14 Homemade soap recipes : Bohemian Revolution. Craft Tutorials. Every-day Solutions to Staying Organized. Source: peter lee This post was originally published several years ago but continues to be one of our most popular.

Every-day Solutions to Staying Organized

If you’re looking for simple, effective strategies to get organized, start here! Vinegar Tips - Vinegar uses for your Pets. Humans aren't the only ones that can enjoy the many uses for white distilled vinegar-even our four-legged friends can benefit.

Vinegar Tips - Vinegar uses for your Pets

Give your dog a gleaming coat by spraying or rubbing with a solution of 1 cup white distilled vinegar to 1 quart water. As a bonus, you save the cost of an expensive shine product used on show animals. (Works even on a horse!) Keep a dog from scratching its ears by wiping them out regularly with a soft cloth dipped in undiluted white distilled vinegar. Everyday tricks everyone should know « Daily Kitten Chat Forum. Tricks every woman should know…Nik The last several are a few of my own I’ve discovered… Peel a banana from the bottom and you won’t have to pick the little ‘stringy things’ off of it.

Everyday tricks everyone should know « Daily Kitten Chat Forum

That’s how the primates do it. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! Frugal Living by Sara Noel. Budget101.com - complete resource for digging yourself out of debt. Make Your Own Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo … Why spend a lot of money this summer on condiments from the grocery store that are, in most cases, loaded with corn syrup, artificial flavors, and preservatives?

Make Your Own Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo …

It’s easy to make your own ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and more right at home with ingredients you probably already have. Here are a few simple recipes for these favorite summer cookout staples: Homemade Ketchup Ingredients: 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes in purée 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Blend tomatoes and purée from the can in a blender until smooth.

In a heavy 4-quart saucepan, cook onion in oil over moderate heat, stirring, until softened (about 8 minutes). Homemade Mustard Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry mustard 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 3 teaspoons cornstarch.

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