HOW TO FIX A WASHING MACHINE 1 OF 4 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. Lotion Oil is a key ingredient in lotion, so the first step is choosing the oil that is best suited to your skin type. Another way to make your own lotion is to melt together 3/4 cup oil, 2 teaspoons of steric acid, and 1 teaspoon of beeswax. For a nice, fresh all-over moisturizer, mix Aloe Vera gel with a few drops of essential oil. Bath Salt To soothe away aches and pains, you can make your own bath salts by combining 2 cups of Epsom salt with 1 cup of sea salt. Bubble Bath Bubble bath is very quick and easy to make. Shower Gel Shampoo and Conditioner
Homemade Beauty Recipes Looking to add a new addition to your beauty and skincare arsenal? Instead of heading out to the store or ordering a new product online, try whipping up one of these luxurious beauty treats. Body scrubs, face masks, bath salts, oils—these easy, surprisingly inexpensive, DIY beauty treatments are filled with nutrient-packed ingredients and are great alternatives to splurging on the expensive stuff. MORE: More DIY Beauty Recipes Coffee Body Scrub What it does:An instant pick-me-up that provides a jolt while softening and hydrating skin How to make it: Combine equal parts ground coffee and granulated sugar. Lavender Bath Salts What it does: Soothes tired muscles and minds How to make it: Mix together two cups of Epsom salt with one cup of sea salt in a bowl. MORE: Surprising Way to Soothe Sore Muscles Yogurt and Honey Face Mask What it does: Exfoliates and brightens complexion How to make it: Stir together equal parts honey and yogurt (one tablespoon each is enough for one mask). Rose Bath Oil
Face Spa DIY Pumpkin Papaya Mask with Exfoliating Enzymes If you have visited spas and resorts in exotic locales such as the Pacific Rim, Bali, Hawaii, and Tahiti, you’ve probably been lucky enough to have an aesthetician select and mash fresh fruit in front of you for a fresh-on-the spot enzyme mask. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables are loaded with enriching ingredients for the skin, enzymes for exfoliation, particularly. Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants, beta-carotine, zinc, vitamins A & C, and natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which aid in natural exfoliation and leaves your skin healthy and soft. Papaya contains papain which promotes skin renewal and cell turnover. Combine the two with an egg (protein and a binding effect) and you have an exfoliating and renewing mask that will leave your skin happy and fresh. Pumpkin Papaya Exfoliating Enzyme Mask Source: SpaIndex.com | Spa Lifestyle Daily Recipes: Face 2/3 cup fresh papaya, mashed1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree1 egg, beaten
Raining.fm 47. Rocket Stoves | Green Energy Futures Published June 21, 2013 By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney If you’ve ever gotten smoke in your eye around a campfire multiply that by the 2.7 billion people that still cook and heat their homes using open fires and leaky stoves. And what is a temporary annoyance for you and me on a camping trip kills millions of people a year. Two million people a year die prematurely from illnesses attributable to indoor air pollution. Those are large numbers, too big to comprehend really but it gets worse. It’s called the rocket stove. It’s a hyper efficient wood-burning stove that burns the biomass internally and at higher temperatures than a typical stove. Ashley Lubyk next to a demonstration rocket stove used for cooking made from recycled cans. But for Ianto Evans, a natural builder, architect and ecologist from Oregon in the United States who was involved in the development of the rocket stove, that wasn’t enough. Enter the rocket mass heater. “Well yeah, they’ve gone viral,” says Lubyk.
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. 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! Crafts: Marvelous Grapefruit Sugar Scrub This is decidedly the best scrub I have ever made and it's just three ingredients needed. It's the perfect thing to cosset your skin with after the harshness of winter. The citrus scent will raise your spirits and have you in a spring state of mind in no time. Ingredients 1cup fine sugar- to exfoliate and as a natural humectant3/4 cup Macadamia Nut Oil - comparable to natural oil produced by your skin, great moisturizer1/2 cup dried course ground grapefruit peel - to exfoliate and aromatherapy calming & invigorating First peel 2 medium grapefruits. Then snip the peels into thin strands. Bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Place in blender on grate setting if possible, about 60 seconds should get you about 1/2 cup of coarse ground peel. Now thoroughly mix the sugar and peel... Slowly pour in the oil and mix very well. It feels like heaven and leaves your skin revitalized and silken.
Sarah Dakar: 3 DIY Masks To Try Before The Big Day When it comes to looking great on your wedding day, your complexion should be top of the list. Many brides-to-be will splurge on expensive spa treatments in anticipation for the big day, while others may rely on bargain brands and hope for the best. However, there is no need to skimp on quality for sake of your wedding budget, especially when your local grocery store has everything you need to get glowing in time for the big day. Here are three DIY pre-wedding facials to try before walking down the aisle: 1. Tropical Fruit Enzyme Mask. To make the Tropical Fruit Enzyme Mask, simply scoop the pulp from half of a nearly ripe papaya, add equal parts pineapple and blend. 2. To make the Sweet Strawberries and Cream Mask, de-stem a handful (4 or 5) of strawberries and mash with a fork. 3. To make the Detoxifying Pumpkin Cranberry Mask, use half a cup of canned or cooked pumpkin and puree. Sarah Dakar is beauty director with Sonya Dakar Skincare in Beverly Hills.