Cucumber Lemon Face Toner | Cheryl's Delights 1K+ I am not a fan of makeup or facial products. I do not like putting unnatural products on my face. I have been experimenting with food for beauty. With that said nothing feels better than wiping your face with a natural face toner. You know the new saying if you wouldn’t eat it don’t put it on your skin! I don’t think drinking store bought witch hazel is a good idea but it is a natural product (please don’t drink witch hazel). 1 ½ cup roughly cut cucumber Juice of one lemon (roughly 1/8 – ¼ cup) ½ cup witch hazel ¼ cup distilled water (I use well water) In a food processor or blender, add the cucumber and lemon juice. Once it has drained for a bit fold up the cheesecloth and squeeze out the rest of the juice. To use your toner, apply to a cotton ball or pad and wipe your face.
Sore muscle bath Shrink a Size in 14 Days Intrigued by research spotlighting eccentric training as one of the most effective ways to get firm, we asked fitness expert Chris Freytag to create a superfast shape-up exercise routine using this unique technique. When we put a group of readers on the plan, the results were eye-popping: Testers had an average weight loss of 6 pounds and 10 inches in 14 days, with the most successful volunteers losing up to 12 pounds and more than 22 inches all over. The secret is in the program's slow-motion strength routine. Instead of lifting and lowering for 2 counts each, you'll double the lengthening "eccentric" phase of an exercise (i.e., straightening your arm during a biceps curl) to 4 counts. Get started today with our exclusive jump-start plan* that will help you shed pounds, shrink inches, and feel confident in just 14 days! *Adapted from 2-Week Total Body Turnaround by Chris Freytag with Alyssa Shaffer and the editors of Prevention (Rodale, 2009) The Expert Published November 2011, Prevention
Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe I begin my journey into soap making almost 2 years ago. It all started when I read this post and began to understand how easy and cost-effective making my own really is! I am by no means a soap making expert. I usually stick to pretty basic recipes and I haven’t experimented much with scents or creative designs. Hot processed soap is the way to go for me. Determine Your Method There are so many recipes and soap-making methods out there. I would also recommend borrowing a few of these books from the library if you really find yourself wanting to know more: Handcrafted Soap by Dolores BooneThe Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller CavitchThe Natural Soap Book by Susan Miller Cavitch Why shampoo bar soap and not just baking soda? What a great question! I have long hair and I was so frustrated. I really didn’t want to be dependent on store-bought shampoo! So I set out to create a solution! Purchase these handcrafted Herbal Silk Shampoo Bars via Roots + Reverie on Etsy. Gather The Supplies Alright!
Make Your Own Homemade Hairspray and Hair DetanglerOne Good Thing by Jillee I am constantly amazed by the intelligent people who read this blog. You provide me with so much interesting material to research and present. So Thank Youand keep ‘em coming! This blog post idea actually came from one of my sister’s (who just happens to also be an intelligent reader of this blog AND who just happens to have a blog of her own that you should check out!) She has two little girls, 8 and 6 years old, and is in that phase of Mommy life when she is constantly “fixing” their hair. Let’s start with the hairSPRAY: Homemade Hairspray Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons sugar 2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol 6-8 drops essential oils (optional) Heat water to a boil and turn off heat source. However, according to Diane at dkmommyspot.com there are 3 SIMPLE but KEY TIPS to make this work: 1) Find the right concentration for you. 2) Use a spray bottle with a very fine mist. 3) Wait for it to dry 20 – 30 seconds between applications. So that’s homemade hair concoction #1. #2 is the….. 1.
How To Wear Makeup Without Looking Like It | Beauty Anywhere As a makeup artist, you might think that I wear a ton of makeup. The answer is no. I love to wear my makeup so that it covers my flaws, but I still look like myself. The best way to describe it is, I like to look like the best version of myself. I think creating the perfect makeup look all starts with the skin. There are certain products you need to use to look like you have effortless, impeccable skin. I’m absolutely obsessed with Lauren Conrad’s makeup style. I’m going to show you the necessities to master this look. 1. You have to achieve an even skin tone and hide your imperfections. Lorac Natural Performance Foundation, $36 at Ulta 2. Lauren has a bronzed look to her skin, but it’s not too over the top. NARS Bronzer in Laguna, $34 at Sephora 3. Highlighting is the key to giving your skin back the radiance it naturally emits. Who wouldn’t want to look like this? MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, $34 at MAC stores 4. Eyeliner is something I have mixed feelings about. 5. 6.
Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World What Is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy first mentioned in the early Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, which was believed to have been written approximately 1500 years ago. One oil pulls by simply swishing a tablespoon of oil (sesame, coconut and sunflower are commonly recommended) in one’s mouth for approximately 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach and then spitting it out. The Charaka Samhita describes oil pulling as effective for improving more than just oral health, but also 30 other systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine to diabetes and asthma. Modern scientific inquiry increasingly confirms oil pulling’s benefit to oral health: Because oil pulling positively affects the composition of bacteria in the mouth by killing pathogenic microorganisms, it makes sense that it would be beneficial in other seemingly related health conditions. Root Causes: How Infected Teeth Damage Your Overall Health
DIY natural deodorant Good Food Matters » Blog Archive » Home Remedy Today’s post is a bit of a departure. It is not focused on food or drink. There’s no stunning roast or plate of pasta. No cooling beverage. And yet, there is a recipe. An easy one, too, using four items found in most pantries: Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Ginger, and Cayenne… plus some water. And, so quick to put together, so beneficial, I had to share it with you. Combined, I learned from Maggie, that quartet of pantry ingredients creates a potent remedy to some of the ails of winter: Sore throat, hacking cough, tight congestion. Combined, they turn into a curious orange syrup that can cut through the croup. And, the taste is really good! Like you, we’ve been trying to duck the dreaded cold germs: wash our hands, eat well, get enough sleep, stay warm. I first mixed up a batch for Bill over the holidays, when he caught a cold accompanied by a strangling cough. So, last month, when I felt run down, tight with a tickle in the throat, I shook up a little Remedy. I thought so. Stay warm. Moreover,
The “Naughty” Skin Care Ingredient You Absolutely Must Try! | The Mommypotamus | organic SAHM sharing her family stories and recipes Pop Quiz! What Beauty Ingredient . . . Do many beauty product manufacturers vilify while selling you on their expensive, patented formulas? Most importantly, which product is uniquely compatible with our skin’s biology, leaving it supple and nourished after use? Ta Da! On the left we have Sample A (which we won’t mention for liability reasons), and on the right we have beef tallow! Good questions! Marketers who sold the public soy as a viable “alternative” to meat have made very convincing arguments that plant-based products are generally better for us and the environment, but it’s simply not true. The Perfect “Food” For Skin Awhile back I wrote about coconut oil for radiant skin, a supercharged metabolism and preventing stretch marks. Aside from a few chuckles on Facebook about smelling like mashed potatoes, I wasn’t expecting much from the lard experiment. Now, as you may have noticed, I said earlier that tallow is the perfect first food for skin, not lard. Ready To Give Tallow A Try?
beautiful hair A Quick Fix For Oily Hair . . . “Dry Clean” It This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on household supplies! This stuff saved my life this week! Well, OK…maybe that’s a BIT of an exaggeration…but not much! Let’s just say I had a HAIR EMERGENCY on Tuesday and was VERY GRATEFUL I had recently seen this idea by Danielle on Hookable Designs. The funny thing is…I hadn’t originally intended on doing a post on this only because my hair is SO dry that I would never have the need to de-grease my hair. Well…that’ll teach me to NEVER say NEVER! Here is my sad story…with a happy ending! Anyway…back to my sad…then happy…story. Sorry…having difficulty keeping on track today! So…I needed some professional “head shots” for some upcoming stuff and finally decided to bite the bullet and make an appointment. That morning I allowed myself plenty of time to get myself ready and went all-out in my primping session. I quickly located the recipe in my bookmarks and was thrilled to see I had all the ingredients on hand. I call it my:
Make Your Own Honey Heel Moisturizer for Dry, Cracked Heels When the skin on and around the heels becomes thickened (callused) or dried out it causes cracking. These cracks can range from minor to severe and be caused by anything from increased pressure /weight and ill-fitting shoes to dry climate and fungal infections, like athletes foot. Whether your dry cracked heels are causing discomfort, or if you simply find them unsightly, try making a honey moisturizer for daily use to get them supple and smooth again. Ingredients: Milk, honey, orange juice. Why honey: Honey is a humectant, which means that it traps and seals moisture, making it ideal to apply to dry, cracked heels. Why milk: Milk is rich in vitamin A which is essential for healthy skin, as it helps to repair and rebuild it. Why orange juice: Oranges, and subsequently their juice, are high in vitamin C. You will need… -1 cup of organic honey, slightly warmed -1-2 tablespoons of milk, preferably whole -The juice of ½ -1 whole a orange -A foot file or pumice stone (optional) Directions