All Natural Lip Balm The week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it. It was the last week of the boys winter break. I had envisioned walks around downtown looking at the lights, taking down the Christmas tree together, continuing our holiday baking marathon and maybe even a little post Christmas mall browsing. But alas, none of those things happened. The flu happened. Or rather, what I guess must have been the flu.
Home Spa Recipe Treatments - Natural Beauty Recipes at WomansDay Who says you have to spend a fortune on pricey organic beauty products to reap the benefits of nature’s best ingredients? Some of the finest all-natural beauty remedies can be whipped up at home using basic items you probably already have in your kitchen. To give you some ideas, we got beauty experts to share their favorite “recipes” for curing common skin and hair gripes using equally common pantry staples. So go whip open the cabinet doors, tally up what you’ve got in there and get cookin’—in a matter of minutes, you’ll look good enough to eat. 1. PotatoesFrench fries may not be great for your thighs, but raw potatoes make for an excellent skin-brightening scrub, says Shobha Tummala, owner of the Shobha salons in New York City.
How to Make Your Own Lotions and Bath Products - Frugal Mom : Frugal Mom Making your own lotions and bath products is actually a lot easier than you might think. With a few ingredients purchased at your local supermarket or natural health store, you can be on your way to creating them right in your own kitchen. Homemade bath and beauty products usually cost much less than the ones you buy in the store, and you will have the benefit of knowing that the ingredients are safe for you to use on your body. diy domino clock - the homesteady did you guys know my mom is the coolest? because she is. she found a domino set + immediately figured out a way to make it into a beautiful clock. i love how avant garde it is, but still funtional + useful. here's how you can make one, too! you'll need:- a domino set (like this one; my mom found hers at marshall's on sale) - clock movements + hands (like these) - a hammer + nail- double-sided removable adhesives (like these) lay out the dominos the way you want them to look as a clock. decide how you want them oriented. we used a plate as a guide.
Dry Shampoo I really don’t like washing my hair every day. It takes forever to dry my hair and I try not to use heating tools on it every day if I can avoid it. To give me hair a break and still freshen it up, I sometimes use dry shampoo between washes. It soaks up any oils that the hair follicles create at the roots, and gives it a bit of body too. Natural Beauty Remedies - DIY Beauty Want to banish undereye circles in the blink of an eye? Pass the parsley. It's rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that, when applied topically, reduces blood flow to the eye area—a key factor in the formation of circles, says Kansas City, Missouri—based dermatologist Audrey Kunin, MD, founder of DERMAdoctor. "Over time, the fatty layer of skin under your eyes thins out, which, in turn, makes underlying blood vessels more visible," she explains. "Their slightly bluish color is what creates the illusion of circles underneath the eyes." To fight back, try this recipe from Wohrle once a week:
How to: Create Custom Soaps From A Single Recipe This is a follow-up to the post, Soap Making 101. Today, I’d like to show you how I took one simple, plain recipe and doctored it up to create a variety of custom soaps. The point I’d like for you to take away from this, is not that you should follow my recipes exactly (though you’re certainly free to do so), but to use the idea as a jumping off point to create your own unique products from your own favorite recipe. Don’t be afraid to get creative and change things around!
DIY: Coconut Oil Hair Masks After listening to VS model Miranda Kerr preach about how awesome coconut oil is for thicker, stronger hair, I decided to try it out for myself! I’ve found that applying a coconut oil hair mask 1-2 times a week has made my hair noticeably softer and shinier — and it’s only been about three weeks! Oil The first and most important thing is the type of oil. THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY While browsing for DIY ideas, I came across a few collar projects, but they all involved sewing doilies to your shirt/dress, cutting the collar from old shirts or crocheting your own neck candy. Therefore, I decided to make my own DIY tutorial on how to make a detachable collar out of old doilies I found at a thrift store for 1$ apiece. Since it's detachable, this kind of collar doesn't involve commitment: you can wear it with any of your dresses or tops. Plus, you don't need mad sewing skills (unless you're particularly rough with your lace/crochet accessories! In this case, I would recommend sewing the edges so they won't fray!).