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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

Make Your Own Simple Exfoliating Body Scrub Morning Bump! Originally posted on 10/19/2011: I had a proud “Mom Moment” last week when my daughter decided to give making her own Body Scrub a try. Believe me, I don’t take credit for that girl’s incredible intelligence (well, maybe a teeny, tiny bit), but I do like to think I’ve been an example of how easy it is and how much sense it makes to make your own products for home, health and beauty. I’ve never been one to use body scrubs with any regularity. Last week we were making preparations for my son’s wedding when Britta came across the idea of making her own body scrub as a special pampering treatment before the big day. She LOVED the results! The “RECIPE” is basically a 2-to-1 ratio of sugar to coconut oil and as many drop of essential oil as you like. Put the amount of sugar you want in a jar or bowl, add 1/2 that amount of coconut oil that you have warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds to make it liquid and the lavender drops, and stir. Wow! Ingredients: Directions:

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

19 Homemade Remedies for Headache Pain The other day the hubster came home from work with a pounding headache. He usually takes Excedrin for headache relief, but apparently that wasn’t cutting it on that particular day. He actually asked me if I would make up one of my “voodoo essential oil cures”. lol. Well, I am no expert, but my SISTER is, and I remembered her posting something on her blog, Camp Wander, about Peppermint and Lavender being effective in getting rid of headaches. That “magic” consisted of putting a couple of teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil into a little roll-on bottle, and then adding a few drops each of the Peppermint and Lavender EO’s. I got distracted with something else after that, but about a half hour later I remembered to ask him how his head felt. After that experience (and numerous others) we have become BIG believers in the power of essential oils in this house….AND in the idea that it’s not always necessary to reach for the pill bottle when you have a headache. Relaxation Techniques

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.

Natural mosquito repellents (NaturalNews) Mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the outdoors, especially if you're trying to host guests. The faint buzzing reminds us of those pesky pricks we receive when we least expect it. Soon thereafter the itching and swelling begins as our bodies react to the foreign attack. Sometimes deadly, the mosquito bite is more of a nuisance than anything. The itch and swelling can last anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. Carbon Dioxide/ Lactic Acid: When we have been exercising or working vigorously, our bodies give off more carbon dioxide. Dark Clothing: Mosquitoes are highly attracted to dark clothing. Fruity/ Flowery Fragrances: Another thing that attracts mosquitoes are certain scents. Moisture: When perspiring, mosquitoes are drawn not only to the chemicals that are released as a direct result of sweating, but also to the humidity around our body. Forget using commercial varieties of mosquito repellent. Some oils include: 1.

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…

How To Make Your Own Lotion Bars With all the “experimenting” I do on a daily basis trying out new homemade solutions….my hands are in and out of hot, soapy water a LOT! It seems like I’ve never used more moisturizers on my person than I have this past winter. I am CONSTANTLY slathering some greasy goo on my hands, feet, etc in an effort to alleviate the extreme dryness! What is a lotion bar you ask? Hard lotion bars are also very CONVENIENT! But I think what I like even MORE than the convenience…is the simple, natural ingredients that blend to “lock” in moisture. If you’re feeling do-it-yourselfish…Renee is sharing her simple 3-ingredient Lotion Bar recipe with us! Well, as you can see…while they’re not picture-perfect like hers…I was pretty happy with how they turned out! These would make such great gifts! You can even purchase a DIY Kit that comes with every thing you need to make the lotion bar and lip balm! Ingredients: 4.5 oz beeswax 4 oz shea butter 4 oz coconut oil

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?

How To Make Your Own Bathroom Cleaners There are tons of "green" bathroom cleaners on the market, but most of the time it's cheaper and just as effective to make your own. Armed with a few simple non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients, you can keep your bathroom fresh and sparkling. If you've got a little extra time today, grab this shopping list, head to the store and make a few batches of healthy cleaners to keep your bathroom (or any room) healthy! Previous image Next image What You Need Ingredients Baking soda – cleans, deodorizes, scours Borax – cleans, deodorizes, disinfects Castile soap or vegetable oil-based liquid soap – cleans Distilled white vinegar – cuts grease and soap scum, dissolves mineral deposits, inhibits mold, freshens; reportedly kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold, and 80% of viruses Essential oils – freshen, disinfect Kosher salt – scours, disinfects Water Equipment or Tools Measuring cups and spoons Jars Spray bottles Instructions • FLOOR SANITIZER: In a bucket, mix 1/2 cup borax with 2 gallons hot water.

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…