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Soaking Feet in Vinegar

Soaking Feet in Vinegar
Had a long day at work? How about keeping your feet soaked in warm water while you relax? A mixture of warm water and vinegar is the best one for relaxing your tired feet. Vinegar Soak Recipe for Regular Care Mix 1 cup white vinegar and 2 gallons warm water together and a few drops of essential oil. Vinegar Soak for Tired Feet In order to make this foot soak, you need 1 cup sea salt, 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup dried lavender. Vinegar Soak for Athlete's Foot Most of you must be aware that vinegar can cure athlete's foot. You can soak your feet in a solution made of equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water as the same is also effective in curing athlete's foot. Vinegar Soak for Toenail Fungus Vinegar cure for toenail fungus is very popular. Apart from curing foot problems there are many other uses and health benefits of vinegar. Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. Related:  um... beauty upkeep?

Green Tea Face Mist Ok, ok, we PROMISE we will do the Homemade Sunscreen that we mentioned. But we have been distracted by the heat. Lots of heat. Triple digit heat. Suffocating heat. Did we mention the heat? What You Need:1-2 green tea bags1-2 cups cold waterice (optional)spray bottle Pour your cold water into your spray bottle, add your tea bag, and let it steep for an hour or two. Not only will you feel cool and refreshed, but the antioxidants in the tea will do your skin a world of good as well! Recipe to Refresh: DIY, Natural Skin Care | Washington Post Express THE LONG, HARSH winter left us with much bigger problems than shoveling fatigue. We’re talking frizzy hair (ick), flaky skin (double ick) and scaly feet that clearly saw nothing but the inside of snow boots for months. But since a full body fix-up at Le Fancy Spa costs as much as the city’s snow removal deficit, we suggest you try more wallet-friendly measures to welcome spring. For as little as the cost of lunch (and with ingredients picked up during a trip to Whole Foods), at-home treatments can turn your kitchenette into a decadent retreat. Even better: Because these DIY detoxifiers use natural ingredients — such as fresh fruit, coffee beans and even beer — you won’t be slathering scary-sounding chemicals on your skin. This guinea pig gamely tried out more than a dozen at-home spa treatments and ended up with a few favorites. BEER HAIR RINSE» Why It Works: The nutrients in hops add strength and shine to hair. Source: Brennan O’Farrell, stylist, Bang Salon and Spa (1519 15th St.

Horehound Lozenges: The Homemade Remedy For Sore Throats, Coughs, and Asthma Horehound is a perennial herb from the mint family. Known for it’s bitter taste and incredible curative properties, it is used primarily in the treatment of respiratory and bronchial illnesses–such as sore throats, coughs, and asthma. It acts as an expectorant as it loosens phlegm in the chest. Marrubiin, one of the compounds in horehound, stimulates bronchial secretions thereby helping to break up congestion. Research also indicates that marrubiin acts as an antibiotic as well as an anti-viral. Additional Benefits of Horehound In addition to the respiratory system, horehound is also beneficial for the digestive system. Intestinal gasNauseaParasitesJaundiceSore ThroatsCoughThe common coldAsthma Horehound is often prepared as a syrup or tea. Horehound Lozenge Recipe Ingredients -1 cup dried horehound leaves -1 cup water -1 1/2 cup raw, local honey Equipment -stainless steel pot -cheesecloth -spoon -cookie sheet -candy thermometer (optional) Directions: 1. 2. 3. 9. Notes -The “test.”

Dorm Room Spa: 3 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try Photo Credit It’s that taxing in-between time of the semester again – spring break is over, papers and projects are coming due, and finals are looming ahead. It’s clear that college students are stressed right now, and with that stress comes the need for relaxation. And what better way to unwind than by pampering yourself and indulging in some me-time? Of course, as college students, we can’t all afford to shell out for a trip to a high-end spa. 1. Photo Credit Olive oil isn’t just for cooking — it’s great for your hair, too! To give your hair a conditioning treatment, massage about 2 tablespoons of olive oil into your hair and scalp. Next, take a warm, damp towel and wrap it around your head and treated hair (“turban” it). Finally, rinse out the olive oil with shampoo. 2. This DIY mask, made of nutmeg, honey, and cinnamon, is calming and soothing for stressed-out skin – in addition, it smells absolutely amazing! The secret? 3. Photo Credit Your Thoughts?

how to make a skirt from a men’s dress shirt | Lazy Saturdays Supplies: A very large men’s dress shirt {mine was XXXL} Scissors Pins Elastic Safety pin To start, iron the shirt. Lay the shirt flat and cut off the sleeves and collar like so: Turn inside out and sew along the jagged edges to smooth out the side seams of your skirt. Now on to the waist band. Measure the elastic around your waist and cut with an additional inch. Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and shimmy it thru the waist band. Next, sew your elastic together. A skirt made from a men’s shirt! And you don’t even have to hem it. Related posts:

In the Nursery of the Nation: How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars It's just around the corner. You know what it is. It's time to put our thinking caps on to dream up creative, inexpensive, useful and lovely gifts for people we love. I have seen these lotion bars in malls and craft fairs and I thought they were so clever. Here is all you need Equal parts of: shea butter or cocoa butter beeswax coconut oil (or any vegetable oil, such as avocado, almond, etc.) Melt the beeswax slowly in a double boiler. Compare those ingredients to these in a typical store-bought lotion: How To Use Remove the lotion bar from the tin or bag you're keeping it in. Lots of fun, little hands can help, and my favorite-- no lye or curing involved! *We're not sure how we want to package them. *Update: The best way we have found to package our lotion bars has been in a foil cupcake liner. Click here to shop beautiful Lilla Rose or learn how to make an easy income from home, as I do. Growing Home, Domestically Divine, Raising Homemakers, Deep Roots at Home, Tasty Tuesday

Sick of Ponytails? Here Are 3 Other Easy Ways To Wear Your Hair Up | xoVain So I had this clever intro about how it’s been hotter than balls lately, and how miserable everyone with long hair probably is, but then... it hasn’t been all that hot. I suspect it’s going to roll in around Lollapalooza and stay until January, which is fine by me. But come summer, whenever that turns out to be, I inevitably find myself falling into a Boring Hair Rut. Having thick hair that’s usually somewhere between “long” and “incredibly long,” wearing it down like a mermaid isn’t always an option. Is there anything worse than long hair-induced back-of-neck sweat? ALLE TO THE RESCUE! (Oh yeah, also: You’re going to notice something weird about the back of my hair. My summertime JAM, the braid crown works on hair that’s about shoulder-length or longer. But first, we learn the basics. Split your hair straight down the middle so that you have two equal sections. Tie them off with those little plastic clear ties; I love these for the end of braids because they are practically invisible.

Ombré Lips In Just 3 Easy Steps | xoVain A few weeks ago, I was messing around on Instagram and I started noticing that all the super cool girls were doing something different with their lipstick. Something that, up until this point, I’d only really seen in the drag world. The ombré lip has gone mainstream. So I quickly consulted my friend Celisa, who is not just a spectacular human being, but also a mad-talented MAC makeup artist. And she said, “They already ARE a thing.” Thus educated, I resolved to learn all I could about this new trend (that apparently isn’t new at all). The internet can be a really confusing place sometimes, especially when it comes to makeup. I like a high concept as much as the next girl, but at a certain point, you’ve just gotta say, “Life is too short to spend two hours stenciling cheetah print on my lips.” Anyway. We all know by now that “ombré” means “fade.” After trying a million permutations of this--I'm serious, I was at this for three days--I’ve finally unlocked the secret to perfect ombré lips.

9 Super Sweet Facts About Honey Your kitchen cupboards are filled with goodness that go beyond preparing your favorite meal. Household goods, including apple cider vinegar, baking soda and oatmeal also make for amazing ingredients in at-home spa treatments. Wanting to get more use out of our honey bear squeeze bottles, we put a call-out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram asking followers how they sweeten up their homemade hair and skincare recipes. Here are nine ways to incorporate raw honey into your beauty regimen. Hair mask: During the summer months, our strands take a brutal beating with exposure to harmful UV rays, chlorine, salt water and humidity. A honey-based hair treatment like this one will add shine to lackluster locks and condition split ends. Facial scrub: Do you have sensitive skin? Hair removal: Many skincare brands are looking back to ancient times and formulating honey-based at-home wax kits. Scars: Waiting for a scar to fade can be pretty nerve-wracking. Do you use honey in your beauty regimen?

DIY Beauty Bar: Soap Opera Ever since I was little I’ve loved making “lotion potions.” My cousin and I would hunt through my grandma’s drawers, pulling out every hotel-sized lotion, soap and shampoo we could find. We’d grate the soap, mix up the lotions and sometimes even add a spritz of my grandma’s perfume – Eternity, which my grandpa still buys for her every year on her birthday – to make our creations smell good. Soap is no exception. For the sciency folk… Soap is the metallic salt of a fatty acid. HCl + NaOH –> NaCl + H2O This is particularly cool because hydrochloric acid is crazy acidic (it’s the stuff that your stomach uses to break down food) and sodium hydroxide is suuuuper alkaline (remember the scene in Fight Club when Brad Pitt burns that ugly hole in Edward Norton’s hand? Making soap – or saponification, if you’re savvy – is pretty much the same thing. C3H5 COOR COOR COOR + 3 NaOH + (H2O) –> 3NaCOOR + C3H3 OH OH OH You already know what lye is, but what about triglycerides? m-i-c-k-e-y-m-o-u-s-e 1. 2.

DIY: Detox Peppermint Foot Soak | JewelPie Everyday our body is contaminated with dirty air, radiation from cell phone and computer, pesticide residue from the food we eat and other pollutants. It is believed that the over-accumulation of these toxins and the inability of our body to remove them causes all kinds of unexplained illness. One of the many ways to remove toxins from your body is through a detox bath. If you don’t have a bath tub at home, the next best thing is to make a foot bath. HEALTH BENEFITSEpsom salt (magnesium sulfate) is a pure mineral. Peppermint essential oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal, making it perfect for a foot soak. YOU WILL NEED > Epsom salt > Peppermint tea bags > Peppermint essential oil > Empty glass jar Pour epsom salt into glass jarCut tea packets and pour into the glass jar.Mix the ingredients with a spoon. To use, pour the content into a bucket of warm water. Sara Sara shares smart ideas to inspire busy women to live better lives. More Articles - Website

Tip Tuesday: Repair that hair! I’ve been testing different ingredient mixtures for a homemade mask to make your hair it’s healthiest for a while now and I finally came up with the perfect mix. I know, it kind of looks like an uncooked omelet. It really does belong on your hair though. I promise. The Recipe: 1 Egg {for the protein -& the natural moisture) 1 Avocado {this guy is a hair power house it’s oils are light and moist and full of nutrients that will moisturize an smooth out your tresses} 3 TBS Olive oil {for shine & strength} 1 TBS Honey {Which is a natural humectant – which means it attracts and locks in moisture and helps seal split ends!} Directions: Blend all the ingredients together until its fairly smooth. When I got out of the shower after using this I was kind of surprised because my hair didn’t feel much different but once it started drying HOLY WOW! If you try it I gotta hear about your results!