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Whitening Tooth Powder - A Homemade and Natural Brushing Option

Whitening Tooth Powder - A Homemade and Natural Brushing Option
Finding a good toothpaste can be difficult. Detergents, artificial colors, and chemical sweeteners have been added to most of the commercial toothpaste on store shelves. Allow me to make this simple for you – some of those chemicals and additives that reside in store-bought toothpaste can be toxic to your health. Powder on your teeth? We are currently learning more about the subject of our oral health, and have found Ramiel Nagel’s book, Cure Tooth Decay, to be an invaluable resource. In his book, Nagel recommends a simple tooth powder to use for brushing, consisting of only baking soda, sea salt, and a bit of essential oil. As I researched other herbs that may be beneficial for teeth, I found that sage has been used for years by other cultures as a natural tooth whitener. Our tooth powder contains only a few ingredients that can all contribute to a healthy smile and promote fresh breath. Peppermint Sage Tooth Powder (Makes ½ cup of tooth powder) Ingredients: Directions: Last words Related:  Cosmetic

Homemade Probiotic Deodorant – That Really Works! Probiotics. A buzzword within the natural health community. And rightfully so! Most health conscious individuals understand the positive effects on digestion that come from using probiotic foods and supplements. In fact, the benefits of ingesting probiotics have been well researched and the craze is taking over. If you haven’t already heard of fermented foods, kefir, and kombucha you will soon. Likewise, as the known benefits of probiotics are now expanding into mainstream culture, new research is showing remarkable promise for the use of this “good bacteria” in topical remedies. Emerging thoughts include the idea that probiotics can actually help improve the balance of bacteria on your skin, very similar to the way they are known to improve the balance of bacteria in your digestive system. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. This is part where we transition into what all of this means for our underarms (smile). Homemade Probiotic Deodorant Ingredients Method 1. 2. 3. Notes

2013 Fresh Jamila Body ART Quality Henna Mehndi Powder 100G Finely Sifted All ways start with Fresh henna. To mix: Take some henna in a glass, or clear plastic container, if available. { 20 gram henna powder will make about 2 ( 25g - 30g ) cones, enough for 2 bridal hands ( front and back of both hands ) } Add some lemon juice, for about 20g henna, you will need around 1/4 - 1/3 cup. Do not add all the lemon juice at once, mix in in a little at a time, till you get a thick mash potato like consistency. Then cover it with a plastic wrap, removing all the bubbles. Let this mixture stand for around 12 hours, at warm ( 75° to 85° Fahrenheit ). Second Stage: Now add about 1 - 2 tsp. sugar ( if you live in dry weather, add 1.5 tsp. sugar, and if you live in hot and humid weather add 0.5 - 1 tsp. sugar ) Also add 1 - 1.5 tsp. of Essential oils. ( Some of the best oils are Tea Tree Oil, Cajeput. Mix well until smooth and stringy. Cover the mixture again, and let it sit for another 12 hours, or until the dye releases. Now your henna is ready to use. THANKSRabia

10 Simple Home Remedies For Cracked Heels | StyleCraze - Nightly Image: Shutterstock It is Summer, and as you’re getting ready to show off your flip-flops and sandals, one thing to keep in mind before you step out in your ‘opens’ is to make sure your feet are in absolute great shape. If your heels aren’t in perfect shape, sadly, there’s not much a lovely pair of summery flip-flops would be able to do. Home Remedies for how to cure cracked heels: Here is our list of 10 simple home remedies that will help soothe and makeover your cracked heels, and let you step out in style. One of the first steps towards having a pair of beautiful feet is to heal them, and that is why this foot mask is absolutely perfect home remedy for cracked heels. Take a basin of warm water in which you’ll be dipping your feet and add raw salt, lemon juice, glycerine and rose water. 2. Dry skin on the heels is one of the foremost reasons behind the cracking. 3. Take the pulp of a ripe banana and apply over cracked parts of the heel and feet.Keep on for about 10 minutes and wash off.

Homemade Natural Mascara Super excited to share this recipe with you today! I was doing research on creating my own mascara and a lot of the recipes were not very thick. They made your lashes look darker, but didn’t really make the lashes look any thicker. Homemade Natural Mascara Ingredients: 1 tsp coconut oil1 tsp shea butter1 1/2 tsp bees wax4 tsp of aloe vera gel1-2 capsules of activated charcoal (I found this at my local Vitamin World) Directions: In a small saucepan or mini sauce crockpot place first 4 ingredients and heat until completely melted.Mix in activated charcoal and remove from the heat.Place mixture in a plastic bag, allow to cool a bit, and move contents to one corner of the bag.Cut a small hole at the corner, insert into empty sterilized mascara tube like this one, and gently squeeze mascara into tube. Note: because this mascara is all natural and contains no preservatives, it lasts 3-4 months. How does it wear? I love this mascara. How does it look on? Just in case you missed it… I party here…

Homemade mascara: All natural and eye friendly Why homemade mascara? For some time now my entire makeup routine has been a dab of lip balm and a quick brush of mascara. But I still wondered if these two little “makeup essentials” were really good for me. What is in mascara anyway? Mascara dates back to ancient Eygpt. Cosmetics are very loosely regulated by the FDA. I’ve been using an organic “all natural” mascara for the past couple of years. But even this (more expensive) organic brand was full of ingredients that I didn’t quite feel safe about. Why I love my homemade mascara My first attempt at homemade mascara wasn’t very impressive. This homemade mascara does a great job darkening, separating, and conditioning the lashes. The recipe is really easy. DIY all natural homemade mascara What you’ll need: * Update: Due to temperature differences you may want to add more beeswax to give more “hold” to your mascara. **Activated charcoal can be found in most health food stores or online. Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What do you think?

Simple Homemade Salt & Lemon Body Scrub You could spend hundreds of dollars on fancy exfoliating body scrubs, but you can easily make one on your own that works just as well. This basic recipe for a body scrub/exfoliator calls on the use of only a few pure, simple, ingredients that can be as effective, if not more, than those in stores that have all sorts of foreign additives. The beauty of this recipe also lies in that it can be customized however you want depending on what you need or feel like. You can use it plain, or add various herbs for their benefits, such as lavender for relaxation, rosemary to energize and invigorate you, or thyme, for its antibacterial properties. Ingredients: Epsom salt (or coarse salt crystals), olive oil, lemon or lime juice, lavender or other herbs (optional) Why Epsom salt: Epsom salt is an incredible skin-care product. Why olive oil: Olive oil is silky smooth and helps keep skin moist but not oily. Why an herb: you can use herbs if you’d like to add more benefits to your scrub. You will need…

Body Butter Recipe *Because of the popularity of this recipe on pinterest, I am getting many, many questions that are more suited for an expert. This is a raw food site, this was my first attempt at body butter, it worked better than I could have hoped for and if you make this recipe as stated, it will work great for you too!! I am sorry but I can’t answer the technical questions. Cheers! I made my first batch of body butter today. I love creamy body butters. We often forget that our skin is the largest organ on our body and absorbs what we put on it. I called my friend Jen Vertanen, who writes the blog, “The Wholehearted Life”, knowing that she has spent years playing with recipes for home made soaps and lotions and asked her opinion on ingredients. I measured out shea butter (I use this shea butter: organic raw shea butter and coconut oil for the solid, and melted them in my home-made double boiler. I wanted to use rosemary as one of my scents. A few people have asked about jars. Body Butter 1. 2. 4. 4.

Fotos do Mural Home Remedies For Facial Bleaching Facial bleaching is common in different cultures, as well as for people who want to remove blemishes, scars and freckles from their skin. Though a variety of skin care creams and lotions are available to purchase, natural ingredients commonly found in most Americans' kitchens can aid in facial bleaching. From lemons to potatoes, ingredients are inexpensive and are easily purchased at a local grocery store. Remedies are simple to apply and can be created in several minutes. Peel one navel orange or other citrus fruit, such as a mandarin or grapefruit, and add both fruit and peel to your blender. Cut open three lemons and squeeze the juice into a small container. Slice one potato into small sections. Mix 1 tbsp. turmeric powder with one freshly squeezed lime. Soak ½ cup almonds in water overnight.

DJ Blog: Manchas no rosto??? Tem jeito sim!!!! Gente tenho uma receitinha caseira(adoro!!!) para tirar manchas do rosto,uso desde quando era adolescente e me ajudou muito com manchas de espinhas,hoje meu rosto não tem nem metade das manchas que deveria ter...mas chega de lero-lero e vamos la!!! Coloque numa vasilha de plástico um pouco de bicarbonato de sódio e agua oxigenada volume 10(tem quer 10 vol,superior a isso danifica a pele),coloque luvas (para não acabar com suas unhas)e é só fazer uma papinha com essa mistura,uma quantidade suficiente para seu rosto,com ajuda de uma pedaço de algodão passe delicadamente em todo o rosto evitado a área dos olhos,boca e sobrancelhas. Deixe 30 minutos,fique relaxada, se quiser coloque chumaço de algodão embebidos em chá de camomila ou agua filtrada,e de maneira nenhuma fique falando,se não a mascara se desfaz toda. Depois dos 30 minutos,lave o rosto com o sabonete que você usa de costume,tonifique e hidrate normal,a pele fica lisinha e já no primeiro dia você já nota ela mais clara. Bjins

Toothpaste made with calcium bentonite clay Living Clay Tooth Powder Recipe 8 Tablespoons Dry Powder LC Clay2 Tablespoons Baking Soda 3 teaspoons Ground Cloves3 teaspoons Stevia 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil Mix ingredients well. This terrific Toothpaste Recipe was sent in by one of our readers. Mix 3 drops of tea tree and 6 drops of peppermint to 2 oz. of hydrated clay, very yummy. And the following information is reprinted with permission from the Eve's Ecopinions Blog I'm sharing this recipe for Tooth Healing Paste with all the moms in mind, but this stuff is great for teeth of all ages! Ingredients: 4T Calcium Bentonite Clay Powder (can be found at most health food stores or buy the pharmecuetical grade at Living Clay, both are edible) 4T Xylitol sweetener (also found at most health food stores or buy the pharmaceutical grade at Epic Dental, any brand in the food isle is safe) 4T purified water 4 drops peppermint extract or peppermint essential oil (omit the peppermint oil for baby's sensitive taste buds) Method: