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I use extra virgin coconut oil to do a hair oil treatment for 30 min. once/week & I also use a bit of it to take eye makeup off & to moisturize my face. I have baby fine hair and I've noticed that the hair treatments have made my hair feel thicker. It also makes it shiny!


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Body Scrub- olive oil mixed with sugar- do this in the shower. Yummy! emoticon

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SarahO do you share recipies? I am interested in that Benotnite clay one..... :)

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A recipe for a very rich eye cream. :)

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Loving my inside before loving the outside!! emoticon

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remembering to do it.


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Mud facials - benotite clay

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Powdered goats milk, a little olive oil, and water makes a paste when mixed together correctly.

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I was at a spa party this weekend. The prices were enormous. So I looked over the products and figured out ways I could recreate them at home.

Hand scrub

Lavender essential oil, olive oil, epsom salt, scrub hands together leaves them feeling soft. Apply moisturizer on after.


Face exfoliator

2 scoops powdered goats milk, sugar (white or brown), olive oil (a little or as needed), lavender essential oil and a little water..not to much.

apply to face in circles and wipe or wash off in shower. Sugar can dissolve over time. So I toss in some ground nuts. Refrigerate


Foot scrub

Epsom salt and lavender essential oil. Apply on in shower. Leaves feet feeling good. Moisturize after.

Facial cleanser

Bottle of witch hazel. Sounds weird but is natural and works good. Refines pores and cleanses. Witch hazel doesn't smell great so I drop in my favorite essential oil and apply. Lavender oil is the best because it's good for sensitive skin, relaxing and regenerates skin cells.

I took a course in aromatherapy during massage school. Where I learned some of this information.

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I no longer use shampoo OR conditioner....and my hair is softer, shinier and healthier than ever! Shampoos are FILLED with chemicals that strip and dry the hair. I "clean" my hair with a mixture of 1 Tbsp Baking soda with 1 cup water (this lasts about a week.) And I "condition" with the same mixture of apple cider vinegar. Sounds gross, but give it a try! It's gievn me AMAZING results!
You can search for info online by doing a search for "No Poo." (No shampoo...)

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I am trying a new body scrub recipe to reduce cellulite and get the skin to shrink back according to new weight. It is ultra-easy:
Mix used coffee-grounds, vaseline and sea-salt: the one with bigger crystals. It will give you kind of a paste which you apply in circular motions under the shower.

Feel free to join me on this experiment..

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So right, dogs do = happiness and two give you twice the happiness! emoticon emoticon

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Dogs=happiness. 'Nuff said!

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Wow! What great tips. I will have to check some of these out. Thank you!

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Yoga.

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Thanks everyone! I like to use a sugar and olive oil body scrub too!

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Face:

Use a facewash of your choosing: follow this with a light coating of vinegar (white or cider). The vinegar kills bacteria, preventing blemishes. Doesn't smell the greatest, so follow up with a nice smelling facial lotion. Works like magic to prevent blemishes!

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I agree about makeyourowncosmetics.com!! So many fun, easy, and good-for-the-body recipes there!! My homemade secret is homemade soap! We make what's called "hot-process" soap from scratch, which is a sped-up version of cold-process soap making (you use a crock pot to speed up the saponification/curing processes). There are so many fantastic soap "recipes" and various oils and butters to use to suit your own skin's needs. :)

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Just close your eyes and breathe.


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I've been browsing the web recently and came across this site: www.makeyourcosmetics.com/ It's a goldmine of homemade recipe's. As for my own I don't really have one that I use regularly.

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A rinse of half peroxide and half water is a great teeth whitener...in fact, that's the main ingredient in all whiteners. It's cheap and it works. Ajax is toxic..please don't put that in your person!

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Wouldn't baking soda be safer

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Back in the day before whitening strips were invented my girlfriend and I used to gently brush our teeth about once a week with Ajax. With the economy like it is I'm about desparate enough to try it again!

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Anything minty, like toothpaste, rubbed into mosquito bites help make it less itchy.

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sugar mixed with a little water makes a wonderful hand cleanser and exfoliant - you will have baby soft hands afterwards !

If you slather your feet with thicke cream and slip on some cotton socks and go to bed that way, you feet will be softer and the heels less cracked by morning - this is essential for me as I walk anywhere from 8-22 miles daily and my feet take such a beating !

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Thanks for all the great hints, I will be sure to try some of these!!

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A great homemade scrub is simply sea salt added to olive oil and applied in circular motions onto the skin. But this is not ideal for face but great for the rest of the body.

This is also a great method of reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

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I can't wait to try all of these:)

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Wrap in saran wrap and put socks over. Works great for severe dry feet!

Mix peroxide, baking soda, lemon juice til pasty. Works great on blemishes.



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Lemon juice
great for oily skin and breakouts
use it after cutting onions to take the smell off your hand quick

Eucalyptus
Keep it in the kitchen for minor burns
soothes sun burn

Lavender oil
Great relaxer
spray your bed for a good night sleep

Vodka
a great tool for cleaning

Coffee or tea
use it to dye clothing

Cucumbers
on the eyes lids for swelling

Toothpaste
patches small nail wholes in walls
put on small amount to pimples it is an astringent

I use essential oils for all kinds of things aromatherapy is awesome
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for dry skin olive oil, oatmeal and avacado... emoticon

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a mask for oily skin

half a pack of hard yeast.(i dont know how u call it in the u.s) squeeze half a lemon on top it makes your skin soft and beautiful and you smell like a cake (without the calories) all day long!


another tip: after removing facial hair with hot wax nothing gets the redness away like honey (even better than alovera.

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Teehee, putting the oatmeal in a sock makes so much sense, I used to just add it to the bath and have to deal with the icky cleanup afterwards.
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There were some really good tips there. Thanks.

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WitchHazel works as a good toner

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emoticon I'll try that!!

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When I have been eating plenty of Blueberries and Raspberries my skin looks better.

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I add baking soda to my facial cleanser or body cleanser when I need some extra exfoliating.

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What does anybody recommend for a natural (make at home on the cheap) facial toner and wrinkle "remover"? emoticon

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I like mixing honey and oatmeal and using it as a mask. Also, great tip for your skin. Get a sock. Put oats in it, tie it off. Take a bath and rub it all over your skin and leave it in the water. Afterward, wash as normal. But this really makes your skin soft. I ALWAYS get complements on how soft my skin is.

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Your hands and feet show your age first so be sure and use gloves if you hand wash dishes, use lotion everywhere, and pumice your feet often. Pamper yourself.

After washing your hair and face, rinse with cool water to close the pores for shiny hair and small pores.

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Here's an article from Spark:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well
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I make fragrance and massage oils by mixing almond oil with a few drops of an essential oil I like or a mixture, you can get idea by searching the net for ones that go well together. I like peppermint for massage, for fragrance I like citrus, different flowers. The oils can also be added by the drop to a burning candle, the add a special feel to relax or invigorate you. I like patchouli, lemon. If you still us round light bulbs you can add a drop on top of a warm light bulb.
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That sounds great! I buy orange flower water from a Spanish deli really cheap. That would be good in a spray bottle. Thanks for the tip!
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One of the cheapest and most common sense secrets:

spray bottle with water before applying anything. It does a body real good both in and out!

nuff said! :)

I bought a rose water skin tonic for this reason and now I just refill the bottle with fresh water.

Gaea, I love anything vitamin E. My Vitamin Shoppe rocks with good inexpensive products like this.

Have a great afternoon/evening gorgeous ones!


I'm only as strong as the coffee I drink and the hair spray I use...

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When my face is especially dry and I'm using a liquid foundation I break open a vit E into my palm and mix with foundation for a more nourishing makeup.

Usually I like the foundation in a compact I put on after moisturizing with any lotion that doesn't give me a rash, I add a little tea tree oil, vit. E, rosemary for youth, olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter.

If anyone has a recipe to make cream or lotion totally from scratch, please share.

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This thread corrects Natural home MAD thread. Unfortunately you cannot edit a thread's title YET.

It's for all things simple, organic or home made. Enjoy :)



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