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DIY Hand Salve. One of my first signs of winter, even before I see frost on the grass or need my down coat, is the beginning of dry, tender skin.

DIY Hand Salve

Lower humidity, colder temperatures, and Chicago’s winds quickly leave me looking for ways to soothe and protect my hands. This homemade salve not only smooths rough spots and seals in moisture, it can also tends to cracked and chapped areas thanks to an infusion of healing herbs. Semisolid at room temperature, it melts luxuriously on contact with skin, and my favorite essential oils make it smell amazing. I can’t get enough of it. As wonderful as it is as a hand salve, especially on cuticles, you can really use it anywhere your skin needs a little extra love. If you’d like to make this project super simple, you can opt to entirely skip the first two steps—which is to infuse the olive oil with herbs and flowers—and use plain olive oil instead. What you'll need to make enough salve to fill four 4-ounce jars:

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Sunscreens. Hair. Bath, detox, scrubs, shampoo,masks. Cosmetics, fragrance. Deodorants. Uses for Baking Soda: Guidelines for Health and Beauty" Baking soda was one of the few products many years ago on the market for cleaning your teeth or settling an upset stomach.

While we have many more choices today, baking soda still does the trick for these and dozens of other health and beauty tasks. Try it for shaving and shampooing, for minor burns and cuts, or for relaxation in the bath. In this article, you will see that baking soda can be a key ingredient in your health and beauty routine. Let's start at the top with your hair. Squeaky clean hair: Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your usual shampoo bottle to help remove buildup from conditioners, mousses, and sprays, and to improve manageability. In emergencies, use baking soda as a dry shampoo on oily hair. Chlorine remover: Rinse hair with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1 pint water to remove the dullness or discoloration caused by chlorinated pools.

Hands: Remove fish, onion, or garlic odor from hands with a solution of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water or liquid soap. The 'Dirty' on Cleaning and Personal Care Products. Erin Schumacher, Guest WriterWaking Times When you pick up a product to clean, you expect it to clean.

The 'Dirty' on Cleaning and Personal Care Products

You don’t, however, expect the product to irritate the skin, cause cancer or disrupt hormones. The same goes with personal care products. You may think you are cleaning your body and hair, but in addition you are slathering on hundreds of toxic volatile organic compounds. Cleaning ingredients vary in the type of health hazard they pose. The most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and acidic toilet bowl cleaners. There are various levels of toxicity when it comes to personal care and cleaning products but the toxins that I avoid above all else (and that you should memorize) are: Parabens.

Make sure you AVOID these ingredients when you’re shopping. Granma's Attic ...Old Time Beauty and Health Tips. Two tablespoons of sesame oil, one tablespoon olive oil, two tablespoons avocado oil, two tablespoons almond oil, 2000 IU vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol), 100Thousand USP units vitamin A, a drop or two of your favorite perfume.

Granma's Attic ...Old Time Beauty and Health Tips

(optional) Pour the oils into a small jar or empty bottle. Take 10 gelcaps of vitamin E (200 IU ea) and 4 caps vitamin A (25,000 units ea). Puncture the capsules with a needle, and squeeze out the contents into your container. Perfume (optional). This formula is especially useful for those who have badly deteriorated complexion and prematurely aged or dry lifeless skin. How to Use Alum for Canker Sores - Best Home Remedy! METHOD: 1.

How to Use Alum for Canker Sores - Best Home Remedy!

This is alum and we get it in blocks. 2. Take a small piece of alum and powder it in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. 3. Boil water along with little crystal salt. 4. NOTES:Use crystal salt, not the powdered salt.If you can bear the sting, then applying the powder directly on the canker sore is even more effective.