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1/18/13 9:13 P

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I use whole foods 365 brand of cetaphil face wash @4.99 and it last 6 month or more. I also use their same brand of face lotion at the same price and it last me 1 year and they are all free of parabens and bad for you chemicals.

I use baking soda to brush my teeth and peroxide to rinse 2-3 times a week and it does a amazing job whitening your teeth.

I make my own leave in conditioner for myself and my daughter from 1-2T conditioner and warm tap water shaken in a spray bottle.

I use baking soda as a facial exfoliant works great like micro dermabrasion.

I use oil in my hair as a leave in conditioner and scalp treatment apply at scalp and though hair paying attention to the ends. Put hair up and go to bed wash out in the morning and scalp stops flaking and bleeding from excema and hair looks great

course sea salt and oil with any essential oils of your choice makes a wonderful body scrub

Those are a few for now.

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6/13/12 12:34 A

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I found dry brushing my whole body (but not face) before a shower really makes my skin soft and gets rid of dryness, and good for moving lymph too!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt

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6/12/12 10:26 P

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Nice tips. thanks!!

Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients I put it on the Do Not Buy List as it is too processed.

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6/12/12 10:26 P

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6/12/12 6:59 P

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I have never been one to fuss over my appearance, so this is really odd to me. I do like to have spa days, but so many of the scrubs and rubs and lotions are rather expensive and if their perfumes are too much, the money is wasted as it is a choice between using the product or breathing.

I love to look through old household tips books and Reader's Digest's Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things is a mainstay.

I put ordinary mayonnaise on my hair about 15 to 20 minutes before shampooing whenever my hair gets dry. I shampoo as usual with no added conditioner. Comes out very nice, lasts for several days depending on the weather, and costs pennies. I buy Baker's & Chef's Mayo at Sam's Club. I only use enough to lightly coat my hair.

In a British old hints book, I found a recipe for a scrub that is absolutely lovely. It can be used for very rough skin situations or just a nice light scrub. I simply use equal parts sugar and vegetable oil, for a nice defoliating scrub I just apply and scrub lightly, really helps with skin issues. If I have been mucking about in the garden, I scrub harder to clean my hands. I rarely make more than a quarter cup at a time.
As soon as it gets wet the sugar melts away, so use it before showering.

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