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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?

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner Recipes Doesn’t it seem like these days that there are 100+ different cleaning product available for just the bathroom? Not only that, but products for our drains, floors, toilets, counters, and glass…basically there are countless commercial cleaning products for just about anything you can think of. Simplify. If you’ve been following my blog. You know I mostly use these few ingredients to make all of my homemade cleaners: My journey into homemade cleaners began when I would read labels that said CAUTION, POISON, DANGER, or WARNING. Thank goodness there are simple and safe products that can be made for use in most cleaning situations that will dramatically lessen my family’s exposure to toxins and chemicals. For example, castile soap, vinegar, and baking soda can work wonders with even the toughest grime that may be lurking in my bathrooms. Here are a couple of my recipes for cleaning the toilets Homemade Soft Scrub Ingredients *Buy in bulk and save! Toilet Bowl Cleaner Where Can I Get This Stuff?

DIY PEEL-OFF MASK --BLACKHEAD REMOVAL | BEAUTYDIVA Today I am going to show you how to make a peel-off mask at home. This is a multi-purpose mask which helps in- 1. Whitening your complexion instantly (GLOWING)2. 3. 4. 5. You could call this the cheapest mask ever because you need only the white of an egg. Take the white of an egg is a small bowl and beat it slightly. Now apply another layer of egg white over tissue and leave it on to dry. Wash off with tepid water and apply a mild moisturiser. Now I am updating this post to clear up many doubts of many anonymous readers. * Take off the mask after its completely dry by peeling it from downwards to upwards direction* Please be patient because it takes time to dry off completely* Use only fresh/raw eggs * For oily skin use twice in a week and for dry skin use once in a week or twice in 10 days Also Read: -

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! Makeup Savvy: Dazzle Dust Nail Tutorial I've been wanting to try out paint splattered nails for ages now, however it seems like alot of hard work and also kind of messy! So me being supposedly 'savvy' and all I came up with a probably just as messy idea...but slightly more fun and prettier. Also it looks alot more delicate than having a paint splattered effect and alot less nail arty and more wearable. Now like I say... it is kind of messy so you will need at least one face wipe/baby wipe and something to do it on like the back of a magazine. I used a Barry M Dazzle Dust in Brass (100) £4.50 and the nail polish is by Beauty UK in Smokey Lilac £1.79. 1) Firstly you need to give your nails one coat of nail polish. 2) Once dry you can apply the second coat. 3) Next before your nails dry (so you have to be quick) you need to scoop out a small amount of the pigment/dazzle dust (I do this with the end of a spoon) and tap the pigment below the bottom of the nail onto the skin, just below the cuticle. Et Voila!

Preschool Social Language Therapy By Tina K. Veale This is a systematic program of goal-directed activities for preschool children with developmental delays and older children with severe to profound pragmatic deficits. These skill areas underpin social success: There is a hierarchy of instructional objectives and corresponding activities for each skill area. The functional activities use: everyday objects and itemsenvironmental promptsreproducible therapy materials (cards, activities, social scripts, sequenced stories, visual organizers, etc.) Each skill area has teaching helps: detailed explanations of the skills hallmarks and red flags in developmentprerequisite skillsteaching and troubleshooting tips Copyright © 2012 Components 174-page book Speech-language pathologists should play a central role in treatment of infants and toddlers with disabilities. Preschool Social Language Therapy incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2008a). Author(s) Tina

5 Natural Ways to Remove Blackheads You know how, if your pants fall down just a little tiny bit when you’re leaning over and a millimeter of your crack shows? A MILLIMETER? Everyone can see that. Everyone sees it. Even the men in the space station. Blackheads are not like that. Still, they’re annoying. Let’s make that happen. Blackheads are just pimples that don’t have skin over them. All you have to do is clean out your pores, and the blackheads are gone. If you’re prone to blackheads, I have some good and bad news for you. The good news is, people with oily skin and large pores don’t wrinkle as quickly (because our skin is VERY good at replenishing the oils). 1. There are so many things you can use to exfoliate and remove blackheads with. Right now. My favorite is: Especially for oily skin and getting rid of blackheads. You could also use: Baking soda and water, lemon juice and sugar, or salt and sour cream. How you do it: Simply combine your “scrubby” ingredient with your liquid/wet ingredient until you have a thin paste.

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.

1980s Hair Tutorial Hey Glitter Girls, it’s Jessie from Sweet Thing bringing you a fun ’80s inspired hairstyle. As a child of the ’80s one of my favorite movies growing up was Flashdance. I longed for curly hair like Jennifer Beals. 1. A few things to note: The direction of the twist determine the direction of the curls. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How to turn handwritten recipes into tea towels - Spoonflower blog This week guest author Emma Jeffery from the blog Hello Beautiful shows us how she turned her grandmother's handwritten recipes into tea towels for her own kitchen. For a woman who keeps a newspaper from the day she was born, my mum has surprisingly few keepsakes or handwritten memorabilia from her own mother who passed away in 1999. When I asked her to trawl through her old papers and files, she managed to find three handwritten recipes from my grandmother. They appear to be the only remaining examples of her handwriting left in the world, and they are therefore as precious as they are priceless. I decided to use these recipes to make a set of dish towels for my mum and I. Spoonflower’s linen-cotton canvas is the perfect fabric for dish towels. I began by taking photos of each recipe page, saving them to my computer and opening them in Picasa. I then turned each recipe into a landscape orientation. The dish towels were simple to sew up. Addendum to original post (11/9/12): Hi!

Banana Peels Against Acne Do you remember when last spring I pronounced baking soda my greatest discovery of 2011? I know we are only just beginning with 2012 but I have a feeling I've made an even more revolutionary one! Banana peels! I know they have long served their duty well and 90% of humanity has already slipped on at least one banana peel in their lifetime but they have another, more powerful ability that concerns our beauty. What makes bananas priceless in the fight against acne is the potassium and the antioxidants housed within their peel. So, right now you are just 5 steps away from an acne-free face: Eat a ripe banana (you know how beneficial they are for your overall health, don't you?) Apply daily to visibly reduce your acne. Did you enjoy the banana peel method? Let me know with a comment and I'll put you in a Google+ circle that is only for new blog notifications.

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.”

Ten Amazing Things You Can Do With Coconut Oil - Health - GOOD If you've read No More Dirty Looks, or our blog, you know my co-author Alexandra and I are fond of oils, and coconut oil in particular because it’s an amazing and cost-saving multitasker that has lots of qualities to recommend it. It’s a rich moisturizer, it’s cheap, it’s versatile, it’s antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial, has a decent amount of antioxidants, and it smells like baked goods. What’s not to love? Well, some stuff. You can get it at any good health food store in the cooking oil section, just be sure to spend the extra buck or two to get raw, organic, virgin coconut oil. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What am I missing? This is part of a series inspired by No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, by Siobhan O'Connor and her co-author Alexandra Spunt.

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