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III.B.2. DIY Beauty Recipes

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Oil Pulling For Detoxing? No, But Helps With Gum Disease & Immunity. I think the first time I became aware of oil pulling was back in 2004, when people began writing into the Foundation asking what I thought of the technique.

Oil Pulling For Detoxing? No, But Helps With Gum Disease & Immunity

Suddenly, this "ancient" technique was the latest in "detoxing" protocols sweeping the alternative health community. Being somewhat knowledgeable about detoxing, I had a fundamental problem with the theory behind oil pulling as it was presented, but found the testimonials on its behalf more than a little intriguing. My response at the time was not to dismiss it, but to put it on the back burner until it sorted itself out. And now, some seven years later, I think my original read on the technique was correct. It definitely works, but the original explanation as a detox technique that "pulls" toxins out through the mouth is probably not correct.

The Trouble With Making Your Own Sunscreen. Yes I have gone sunscreen crazy a little over the last week or so but it is for a good reason.

The Trouble With Making Your Own Sunscreen

It’s hot here in Australialand right now, hot, UV rich and waaaay too long between pay checks to go buy a $20 bottle of SPF 30 something for some people. That and the fact that there are a growing number of people for whom consumer SPF 30 plus sunscreen no longer cuts the mustard – too many chemicals, what about nanoparticles, too much synthetic perfume, allergic to the preservatives and so on. Dry Shampoo Recipe and Instructions.

I know this is gonna sound crazy.

Dry Shampoo Recipe and Instructions

There is absolutely no scientific data to back this up. But I am 100% certain that in the last 6 months, I have not added a new gray hair to my head! No, my stress level has not decreased. Got Plaque? Want to Detox? Try Oil Pulling! (It's Not as Crazy as it Sounds) What is oil pulling?

Got Plaque? Want to Detox? Try Oil Pulling! (It's Not as Crazy as it Sounds)

In a society riddled with complicated, expensive and even dangerous detoxification methods, oil pulling offers a technique that is refreshingly simple. Oil pulling therapy is a practice taken from Ayurvedic medicine that involves swishing, or pulling, unrefined oil in your mouth for several minutes. The modern adaptation of oil pulling has only recently become popular in Western society, but already many are reporting amazing results from this unorthodox therapy. (Read about my results at the end of the post!) What are the Benefits of Oil Pulling? The alleged benefits of oil pulling cover everything from curing gingivitis to facilitating weight loss. . - Whiter, straighter teeth - Healthy, pink gums - Increased energy. Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe for Oral Health. Homemade Moisturizer Recipe. {I’ve been making my own homemade personal care products for awhile now, in an effort to keep toxins off of our bodies.

Homemade Moisturizer Recipe

Now, in addition to recipes for eye makeup remover, alcohol-free hair spray, body wash, hair rinse, sugar scrub and lip scrub, you can add this recipe for a homemade lotion from Andrea of MomsAware.} Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like dry skin either. Cinnamon Nutmeg Toothpaste. Babyslime: Info: Shampoo Free. This took me all day to write.

babyslime: Info: Shampoo Free

And so, by popular demand... The No 'Poo Shampoo Method: How to Wash Your Hair with No Shampoo. Welcome!

The No 'Poo Shampoo Method: How to Wash Your Hair with No Shampoo

If you wish you could eat more whole foods without breaking your budget, you're in the right place. Start here for my top 10 baby steps to better Kitchen Stewardship. You might also be interested in family-friendly, delicious and nutritious recipes or one of my popular eBooks to help you on your journey. Homemade Shampoo. Homemade Clay Toothpaste. Cleaning your teeth with dirt sounds pretty oxymoronic, right?

Homemade Clay Toothpaste

You might be surprised to know that clay toothpaste actually leaves your teeth feeling very clean. One of the things I like best about it is that it doesn’t contain glycerin, which doesn’t clean but actually coats your teeth. This coating, while it may sound like a good thing, prevents teeth from being able to remineralize and can actually weaken teeth over time.

Many of us have gotten off of conventional brands of toothpaste and switched over to something more natural. However, most “natural” toothpastes on the market still contain glycerin (but not all– some products such as tooth soap don’t). I wrote a while back that for the purpose of avoiding glycerin, as well as fluoride, presevatives, sodium lauryl sulfate, among other things, our family was looking for something different. The Lavender Lover's Handbook: The 100 Most Beautiful and Fragrant Varieties for Growing,Crafting,and Cookin: Sarah Berringer Bader,Janet Loughrey: 9781604692211: No shampoo, week 11: hard water epiphany. I declared success a few weeks ago and had to issue a retraction several days later. This time, I’ve definitely discovered a key to life without shampoo. It’s all about the water. Homemade Beauty Recipes - Skin Hair Face Bath Perfume Makeup.

Several Important Steps to Follow When Utilizing Oil on Your Own Hair There is no denying that using the proper hair treatment may do magic to your hair.

Homemade Beauty Recipes - Skin Hair Face Bath Perfume Makeup

It is important to make a healthy determination, obtain some essentials and follow this regime. Using oils on your hair is really beneficial and can do lots to revive brittle and dull hair. The Farmer's Nest: How to Make Liquid Hand Soap from a bar of soap {DIY} The other night I was bathing the Littles and began to look at the ingredients listed on the liquid body wash bottle and started to think about the fact that the majority of it is water, then I looked at the hand wash and same thing.... aqua.

The Farmer's Nest: How to Make Liquid Hand Soap from a bar of soap {DIY}

Because most people have turned to liquid soap rather than bar soap I figured there must be a way to convert the cheap bar soap into the expensive liquid soap we all know and love. After I tucked the littles into bed I began my google research and there it was...a wealth of information on the subject. I combined a number of "recipes" into one that works perfect! Here's what you need: Cheese grater (from the dollar store) 2 Tablespoons of Liquid Glycerin (found in the band aid section at any drugstore or grocery store) 1 - 8 oz bar of soap 1 gallon of water Step 1: Grate the entire bar of soap Get a cute little girl to help you do the hard work. Step 2: Fill a pot with 1 gallon of distilled water and add the soap shavings.