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How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health
Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work. Simple body scrub Honey face wash We already told you about our new favorite homemade face wash last week but here's the recipe: In the palm of your hand, combine a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda, mix it together, and apply to damp skin. Perfume Shave oil

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Pick the Right Produce: Your Shopping Cheat Sheet You don't need to buy everything organic to stay pesticide-free. Print out this handy-dandy guide for your next shopping trip. Surprise: Some conventionally grown fruits and veggies are relatively pesticide-free, according to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that strives to protect public health. When you're buying any of the "Dirty Dozen," which are more likely to be contaminated with chemicals, it's worth spending a little extra on organically grown varieties. Carry this shopping cheat sheet in your purse. The Clean 15 (from Best to Worst)Onions Avocados Sweet Corn Pineapple Mangoes Sweet Peas Asparagus Kiwi Cabbage Eggplant Cantaloupe Watermelon Grapefruit Sweet Potato Honeydew Melon The Dirty Dozen (from Worst to Best)Celery Peaches Strawberries Apples Blueberries Nectarines Bell Peppers Spinach Kale Cherries Potatoes Grapes (imported)

Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes.

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Natural Hair Dye, homemade hair color, for fashion sheep and trendsetters Making and using your own Natural Hair Dye is waaaaay more fun than anything you can buy out there. And we’re not even speaking of the safety aspect, those store bought chemical hair dyes are packed with?…yes, 1000 points for you: Chemicals!! This is for all who want to keep it natural, obviously. 9 Essential Free Programs Every College Student Must Have One of the largest computer-related expenses is that of software. Owners of new computers often spend hundreds of dollars on their computer’s operating system, office suite, email program, calendar, and other programs. This does not need to be.

How to make your own pore strips You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: This New Instagram Trend Is All About Flaunting Your Curls If you’re anything like us, you probably teared up a little bit over that “Love Your Curls” video Dove released a few weeks ago. In case you missed it, the video features young girls talking about how they feel about their curly hair. Surprisingly, most of them tell they camera they hate it and are always trying to change it. Dove then surprises them with a party full of curly haired folk to show them they’re a) not alone and b) totally beautiful. We never thought we could get super emotional over curls, but that definitely just happened. Since Dove’s ad launched, the Today show started a week-long series they labeled, #CurlPower.

Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! 60 DIY Beauty Products You Should Start Making You can save a bundle on beauty products when you make them on your own at home. Some of these recipes show you how to use simple ingredients that are low cost, while others show you how to stretch out high-quality ingredients so they last longer, saving you money that way. 1. Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask Coconut oil and honey combine to make a mask that your hair won’t soon forget.

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Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work Use toothpaste on yellow nails. This usually happens when you let nail polish stay on your nails for very long and when you’ve used cheap nail polish. Whiten them all up by rubbing toothpaste to remove the stains. You can also add a few drops of lemon for extra whitening, it’s a natural bleaching agent.

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