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How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Lifestyle - GOOD - (Private Browsing) Let's keep things simple this week.

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Lifestyle - GOOD - (Private Browsing)

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. DIY Toner - Homemade Facial Toner Recipe. Natural Benefits: Apple vinegar and aspirin is a one-two exfoliating punch to clear acne scars and smooth bumpy, dry skin.

DIY Toner - Homemade Facial Toner Recipe

Use daily for a softer, brighter complexion. If you have delicate skin, use this sparingly. Yield: Approximately one month of daily applications Ingredients: 1/2 ounce organic apple cider vinegar3 ounces mineral water5 plain aspirin tablets, uncoated Instructions: 1. The solution will stay fresh for one month in the refrigerator.

She's Crafty: DIY Multi-Chain & Ribbon Necklace. Due to the resounding success of her last She’s Crafty, my friend Pandora from Accessory Source is back with another lovely necklace DIY tutorial that would make a fantastic christmas present for a friend or relative!

She's Crafty: DIY Multi-Chain & Ribbon Necklace

She says: When it comes to jewelry, I favor big and bold pieces. 9 Charmingly Delightful Beauty Techniques from All Over the World … - (Private Browsing) Beauty techniques are highly beneficial, but some of them are incredibly recycled.

9 Charmingly Delightful Beauty Techniques from All Over the World … - (Private Browsing)

What I mean is, in my life, I always get the same pieces of advice. My friends and family members always share the same beauty techniques – and yes, they're extremely helpful, but sometimes I'd like to hear something new, wouldn't you? In that spirit, I've gathered some amazing beauty techniques from all over the world! If you've ever wanted to know how women from India keep their hair so lustrous or how Scandinavian women keep their complexions so flawless, I've got you covered! Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials. PIN IT UP, GIRL - (Private Browsing) Photo: justin coit for thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going!

PIN IT UP, GIRL - (Private Browsing)

This is always a favorite for attending an event. This updo looks gorgeous on any hair color but particularly amazing with hilighted hair because it gives the hair lots of depth and dimension. For lack of a better word, I love the way it becomes “swirly”. Best thing is; it’s easy to do, gorgeous and keeps your hair out of your way for the night. Tools you’ll need: curling iron (to prep the hair with waves), sectioning clips, teasing comb or brush, clear elastic rubber band, bobby pins, light to medium holding hairspray (to mist over at the end). XX Kristin Ess. Indie, Retro, Vintage Dresses & Cute Clothing. How to Make Bath Fizzies. All it takes to make delicately scented tablets is a little mixing, some gradual spritzing, and a few minutes of molding.

How to Make Bath Fizzies

When you're finished you'll have dozens of effervescent treats in a variety of shapes and colors that will scent and soften bath water as they bubble. Stuff stockings with cellophane bags filled with stacks of the colorful blocks. Dorm Room Spa: 3 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try – College Fashion - (Private Browsing) Photo Credit It’s that taxing in-between time of the semester again – spring break is over, papers and projects are coming due, and finals are looming ahead.

Dorm Room Spa: 3 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try – College Fashion - (Private Browsing)

It’s clear that college students are stressed right now, and with that stress comes the need for relaxation. And what better way to unwind than by pampering yourself and indulging in some me-time? Of course, as college students, we can’t all afford to shell out for a trip to a high-end spa. So how do you get all the benefits of a spa treatment without the hefty cost? 1. Photo Credit Olive oil isn’t just for cooking — it’s great for your hair, too! To give your hair a conditioning treatment, massage about 2 tablespoons of olive oil into your hair and scalp. Next, take a warm, damp towel and wrap it around your head and treated hair (“turban” it). Finally, rinse out the olive oil with shampoo. 2. The secret? To create the mask, mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg. 3. Photo Credit.

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