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Vitamins, Nutrients and Supplements for Optimal Health. 8 Natural Recipes for Amazing Skin...from a Plastic Surgeon. Turn back the clock with these natural anti-aging masks and recipes from ‘The Doctors’ plastic surgeon and beauty guru Andrew Ordon, MD.

8 Natural Recipes for Amazing Skin...from a Plastic Surgeon

By Lauren Gelman Loading It may seem ironic for a board-certified plastic surgeon to be doling out advice on how to defy your age naturally, but Andrew Ordon, MD, a cohost of the syndicated talk show The Doctors, encourages against an operating-table mentality. In his new book Better in 7: The Ultimate 7-Day Guide to a Better You, Ordon describes more natural, less-invasive approaches to skincare and beauty. We loved his DIY recipes for everything from eliminating dark circles under eyes to shiny hair to smooth, dewy skin.

Buy Better in 7 It may seem ironic for a board-certified plastic surgeon to be doling out advice on how to defy your age naturally, but Andrew… Avocado-Honey Moisturizer A moisturizer is an anti-aging must. Ingredients:3 tablespoons of fresh cream1/4 avocado1 tablespoon honey. Homemade Natural Beauty Products - 7 Ingredients and 20+ recipes. Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation With Sunscreen. Do you realize how important health is from the inside out AND the outside in?

Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation With Sunscreen

Scratch Mommy Skincare has got you covered! Check out my 100% organic body butters, lotions, lip lotions, sunscreens, bug solutions, and more HERE. Thanks for visiting! 3.25.14 UPDATE: Due to reader and customer demand, I have posted pictures of this foundation being applied. Be sure to look at the end of this post for the link!!! I know that you are probably on a journey to rid your home of toxic products. Awesome. I have played around with this product for quite some time now. I was never happy with the end product. Finally, I believe that I have created the most perfect, healthy, non-toxic, organic, effective smooth finish face foundation.

…AND, it contains sunscreen!!! Dark & Medium Colors. Homemade Healing & Antibacterial Cream: Like Homemade Neosporin® I’m a disaster in the kitchen.

Homemade Healing & Antibacterial Cream: Like Homemade Neosporin®

I know, right, not exactly what you want to hear from the mouth of a food blogger. I can cook up a mean batch of brownies, a to-die-for meatloaf, or the best collard greens the south has ever tasted. But, the moment fire, heat, and pots are involved, I’m a pure mess. Burns, bruises, and cuts have been well-earned on my petite hands and arms. They are battle-wounds from creating delicious dishes day in and out. Boo-boo’s are my specialty served with a side of meatballs. I take a laid-back approach in life when it comes to ouchies. Last year, after burning my wrists one too many times pulling out delicious crusty bread (so worth it), I noticed the scars looked pretty bad.

Medical treatments like neosporin®, filled with synthetic toxins just don’t fly. My best thoughts often come while blow drying my hair, on the rare occasion that happens, which means I actually had a shower for the day. This salve sits on my counter making a debut regularly. Step 1 Step 2. Simple Homemade Moisturizer. I love simplicity. What’s the opposite of simplicity? Complicated. Who’s got time for complicated? Certainly not this mom. I take this simple philosophy when it comes to my kitchen.

I’ve been busy applying my goal of getting back to simplicity in all areas of life. Homemade mascara: All natural and eye friendly. Why homemade mascara?

Homemade mascara: All natural and eye friendly

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. Being the hippie-lovin’-green-livin’ type gal that I am, I was pretty sure the answer was “no.” And that’s why I’m here to share my all natural homemade mascara recipe with you. 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. 7 Important Natural Skincare Ingredients (That You Probably Don't Have, But Might Want) This is my interprative version of rosewater.

7 Important Natural Skincare Ingredients (That You Probably Don't Have, But Might Want)

Recently, the beautiful and spunky LulaLola caught me off-guard on Twitter. After a very lively chat about pimples and ordering clay from Mountain Rose Herbs she said: “Thanks for the help! Okay, if you were placing your first order, what would your top 5 purchases be?” What? I am. If you’re even remotely interested in creating your own skincare and haircare products, you might want to add a few things to your cupboards. You don’t have to buy them all. Before we get down to the nitty gritty, just let me say again that you don’t need any of these products to start dabbling in your own skincare and haircare recipes.

All Roads Lead to the Pits : Homemade Deodorant. Where am I going to put this?

All Roads Lead to the Pits : Homemade Deodorant

Have you ever noticed how the universe sometimes really wants you to go down a certain path?