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Homemade Body Wash That Is Moisturizing and Natural

Homemade Body Wash That Is Moisturizing and Natural

Father's Day Rolled Hem Hankies Every year we struggle with what to make for Father's Day. We came up with this project after visiting fine men's clothing shops around New York City who often create this type of beautiful, hand rolled hem handkerchief out of shirting fabric remnants. We love the contrast between the organic feel that the hand rolling creates and the crisp clean fabric. You can sew one handkerchief in an hour, and even better once you've cut the fabric, you can fit everything you need to make the handkerchief in your pocket and off you go to the bus, train, plane or subway to whip up the perfect gift for dad without even skipping a beat. The Materials - One 1/2 yard cotton fabric makes 3 hankies (or at least 12 1/2-inch square per hankie) Here are the fabrics we used from top to bottom: * Fabrics with a pattern that you can follow as you stitch make the process easier. You will also need: The Pattern Cut Fabric Square up your fabric and then cut to 12.5 inch x 12.5 inch squares. How-To Roll Edge Create Hem

Naturally Whitening Tooth Powder Recipe Welcome! You can now purchase my natural products, such as salves and magnesium lotion, through my on-line store. Sign up for my store newsletter for the latest information on products and sales! Also, I would like to thank in advance those of you who choose to purchase through affiliate links on my site. You will be getting a product or service that I believe in and at the same time I will be blessed by your support. I receive a small amount of money from the company, but it doesn't cost you a penny extra! Although we really enjoyed my homemade toothpaste recipe, we love this tooth powder! Why not just use toothpaste from the store? So, we avoid smearing glycerin on our teeth. What You’ll Need 3 tablespoons bentonite clay: Bentonite clay is such a fantastic base for tooth powder because it is a very gentle cleaner. What To Do In a glass jar, pour all ingredients and mix with a wooden or plastic utensil. Linked-up at: Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways

DIY Project Idea: How to Make a Modern Pegboard Shelving System As DIY projects go, this is one of my favorites. A photo of one popped up here on Apartment Therapy last year, and it's been in my crosshairs ever since. I love this shelving system because it's simple, yet pretty, and can be configured in multiple ways. It's also very easy to make, with a little precision and patience. What You Need Materials Large 3/4" thick board or plywood that won't splinter (mine is 2' x 3') Dowels (I used 3/4" diameter) Sandpaper Wooden boards to use as shelves Tools Power drill Saw (or access to a hardware store who will cut them for you) Spade bit (same size as your chosen dowels, so here 3/4") T-square and/or ruler Pencil Instructions 1. 2. Tip: I found a T-square to be very, very helpful here. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Have a really great DIY project or tutorial that you want to share with others? Find more SIMPLE SOLUTIONS >>>

Making a basic lotion I've been thinking a lot about lotions lately - which is probably a good thing, considering the posts I've been writing! - and I realized I should go back to the beginning, to a basic lotion recipe which I can then tweak. I have my basic conditioner template, as it were, so let's take a look at a basic lotion recipe (click here if you're new to lotions!) 70% water 15% oil 5% butter 3% cetyl alcohol or stearic acid 5% emulsifier of some kind 1% fragrance oil 0.5% to 1% preservatives This is the place I start with every lotion. Let's say I want to make a lotion to take camping with me. What can't I use? What can I use? So know I know I want to add a humectant (usually at 3%), hydrolyzed protein (2%), panthenol (2%), and aloe vera (10% minimum), for a total of 17%, which I'll remove from the water phase. How do I choose my oils and butters? So what oils should I choose? If I want a very light oil, fractionated coconut might be a good option as it is very light and moisturizing. Too many choices!

Easy and Effective: Vinegar, Garlic & Herb Disinfectant for Your Home A friend who is keenly interested in all things natural, found an interesting recipe for household disinfectant in the book Herbal Remedies by Christopher Hedley & Non Shaw. The recipe is called “Four Thieves Vinegar,” and comes with an interesting little tale. I shall share both in a moment, but first, I am excited to share that we made this disinfectant at home, and it has actually made surfaces and counter tops around the house cleaner, without the unpleasant chemical cleaner smell. Now here is the tale: Four thieves concocted this recipe during the great Plague in France, so they could safely rob the dead without getting infected. The Recipe: 1 tsp each clove, nutmeg and cinnamon; powdered2 teaspoons each rosemary, sage and peppermint; dried2 teaspoons crushed garlic4 cups cider vinegar Put the ingredients in a tightly covered glass vessel and leave in strong sunlight for 15 days.

АРОМАТЕРАПИЯ Nadia: Можем да си направим смес от етерични масла за реализация на желание като подържим отделните шишенца в ръка и се заслушаме в реакцията на тялото си, дали именно това би ни помогнало да трансформираме себе си и обкръжението така, че да се реализира нашето желание. Това става успешно, когато шишенцата са поставени в магазина достъпно вместо да ги подава продавач, но можем и да попитаме. В този случай при избора се търси енергийния ни контакт с маслото и неговата същност да работи в определени био-енергетични посоки. Не отваряме шишенцето за избора, защото ароматните му характеристики могат да ни създадат аналогия с минали преживявания или да изберем "любимото" си масло, а друго да е подходящото за целта. После си разреждаме това масло или повече масла в база и си душим честичко ароматната смес. От този момент нататък вече именно ароматните свойства заработват в ползва на творенето на чудесата в нашия живот. Lenny_Pld ॐ (With love): vivaldii: Orenda :thnk: Тамян – при сух скалп

{Tutorial} Orange Peel Sugar Scrub Here is a recipe for a deliciously sweet sugar scrub! With winter in full swing, my skin gets dry and flaky. I'm horrible about not using lotion, because I'm usually grabbing Gray out of the tub too, getting her dressed, and chasing her around. Lotion, is not exactly on my mind. So I turn to scrubs to keep my skin soft, flake free, and in this case smelling delicious! Materials: Glass container for storage 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4Tbs Almond Oil 1Tbs Olive Oil Zest of 1 Orange Start by zesting your orange. Zest likes to hide on the back of the grater, so make sure you scrape all of that goodness off. Add your sugar and zest to your glass container. Add your oils a little at a time, stirring them in with the sugar mixture. Finish the container off with a label if it's a gift, or a decorative bow and enjoy! Kiss your winter skin ~GoodBye~ *Just a tip- I try not to use a scrub more than twice a week.

Домашни антиперспиранти и дезодоранти - част 2 | Козметика и ароматерапия Естествени заместители на дезодоранти и антиперспиранти Изпотяването е един от начините тялото ни да премахва токсините. Миризмата се появява от бактериите върху кожата, от феромоните, от храната, която консумираме. Как да се справим? Най-простият начин е със сода за хляб. Когато содата за хляб се смеси с арарут, царевично нишесте или оризово брашно (обикновено съотношението е 1:1), се получава още по-добра комбинация. Ако се използва като самостоятелен продукт, содата може да раздразни кожата, особено чувствителната, както и да остави нежелани бели петна върху дрехите. Алкохол – след душ нанесете малко количество алкохол под мишниците (не директно след бръснене или епилиране!). Етеричните масла – добавянето им в домашно притотвени средства против изпотяване ги прави по-ефективни, както и персонализира аромата. Дезодориращи етерични масла: лавандула, масло от чаено дърво, тамян, портокалови масла (цитронела, масло от сладък портокал, нероли, мандарина, бергамот), здравец, сандалово дърво.

DIY Book Binding: Experience Journals We have two very special guests today, all the way from Singapore. They’re stopping by to share with you a little of the book arts – specifically how to easily create what we’re calling an “experience journal” with your child. I love the idea of using them to capture some of the journeys you make together, both big and small.P.S. QUESTION OF THE DAYAre you good at capturing some of the everyday moments with you kids? What are your favorite ways for doing so? When I remember, I try to use the voice memo on my phone every once in a while to capture some of my kids’ monologues. Text by Pooja Makhijani Photographs by Claire Dalgliesh I’ve kept journals of my travels for as long as I can remember. I’ve also made books for as long as I can remember. I’ve taught all sorts of binding structures and, today, I’ll show you how to make a journal, perfect for documenting an everyday excursions or an around-the-world odyssey. Tie a square knot (right over left, left over right). Question of the Day

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