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7/22/14 9:01 A

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Instead of spending money on hot oil (well, warm oil) treatments, I warm a little olive oil with some dried mint leaves and lemon rind (in a tea sachet or some cheesecloth). Your hair will be shiny and full when you wash it out...

PS if you leave the treatment in overnight for deep conditioning, don't forget to sleep on a towel or 2.

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6/21/14 2:23 A

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Baking soda is great for a face scrub. Works out blackheads easily. And coconut oil is great for pulling; which is basically squishing around mouth for 15+ minutes. Whitens teeth and strengthens gums.

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5/20/14 9:01 P

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A blend of hazelnut,avocado and macadamia oils for skin

100% african shea butter for skin.
Also great for hair....split ends and as a leave in conditioner. It smooths,softens and adds shine.

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9/23/13 8:41 P

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vitamin E oil

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8/22/13 7:17 P

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for elbows, maybe try mixing up a small batch of a honey scrub: using honey, raw sugar, and a little coconut oil...just make sure consistency is thick enough with sugar. Gently scrub, leave on a few minutes if you can and then rinse. Afterward, apply some coconut oil. That should help smooth them out, moisturize & soften the skin. Aloe Vera, vitamin E & rosehip seed oil can be helpful too.

My favorite all natural tip is a bath soak in Epsom salts (about 1/2 cup), Vodka (1/4 cup), a couple squirts of Avocado, Almond or Apricot oil, and about 15-20 drops of my favorite essential oils. Mix it around in a nice warm bath and just soak. Baking soda & a little Himalayan sea salt can be added too, but baking soda dries my skin. This bath mix helps relax me, while also softening and moisturizing my (prone to dry) skin....and the Epsom salt helps pull out toxins from the skin.

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8/20/13 10:21 A

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Maybe olive oil for elbows?

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7/24/13 4:52 P

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Anybody have suggestions for ashy elbows beside lotion?

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7/24/13 3:03 P

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Love the sugar scrub idea! I am going to try it.

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7/21/13 3:26 P

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Sugar scrub with just enough Olive oil added to make it easy to rub on my dry skin!

After a "regular" shower I apply the scrub on my arms and legs then rinse off really well. Then I towel off lightly, lotion up, and jump into my jammies right away before bed.

I think some people substitute the olive oil with other oils (safflower I hear is much lighter).

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6/5/13 5:20 P

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I have never heard of these. Thanks for sharing!

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5/30/13 11:15 P

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Banana peel (inner side) to whiten teeth.
Aloe as an allover skin moisturiser.
Saffron(tumeric) tea to brighten skin.

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2/21/13 9:44 P

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Once a week( because I have highlighted hair I straighten)-I take a cup of mayo,1/2 soft mashed avacado and a tsp of olive or coconut oil and lightly warm it up before putting it though my hair. Either saran wrap or plastic cap will do but leave it on for an hour or 2. Rinse in cool water.use a cowash or gentle no sulfite shampoo like ouidad then a lite condition rinse.

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9/11/12 1:56 A

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I've heard tell that organic honey can be used as a facial cleanser because of its natural antibacterial properties. The only problem is that it's so sticky, so people suggest using it in the shower.

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8/9/12 10:05 P

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I'm loving grapeseed oil as a facial moisturizer. It absorbs so easily into the skin without making you greasy or clogging your pores. I use witch-hazel/rosewater combo as a toner.

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8/6/12 1:22 P

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I didn't know coconut oil could whiten teeth. I'm an avid tea drinker, so I'm going to give this a try. I love this thread!

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8/5/12 10:51 A

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coconut oil is amazing on dry skin, rashes or hair. I even use it to whiten my teeth.


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8/1/12 10:27 A

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Baking soda for sore muscles
Oatmeal in a stocking for a wonderful bath!

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7/13/12 2:53 A

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Mine are these: I henna and indigo my hair, keep cocoa butter and honey on hand for damaged skin issues, and my face scrub is home-made from baking soda and aloe vera gel. What are yours?

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