Another easy to make, chemical-free, natural skin treatment is Tomato Astringent Face Scrub. This DIY, skin-softening facial removes dead cells and restores the acid balance of your skin.Read More
There are many internet posts about a tea from lemon, honey, and ginger to fight colds and flues. Most recipes start with fresh ginger (root) which is sliced, boiled and steeped to make tea. The tea is strained and added to lemon juice and honey. My morning drink has developed over many years. One winter I was very sick with the latest version of the flu. I had bronchitis and could barely talk. Two friends arrived in the evening with a fresh lemon, a jar of honey and a bottle of booze. They made a hot whiskey tonic. It was so soothing on my inflamed throat, my coughing decreased, and I went to sleep easily. For the next several days I made myself a lemon honey tonic without the booze. Read More
Don’t you love the smell of chocolate? I do and found this scrumptious face mask recipe about seven years ago on Spa Index. Unfortunately, my oily skin couldn’t handle this rich face mask, but I have given the recipe to friends, and they love it. This decadent mask is actually an excellent moisturizer; it leaves your skin baby soft. A natural, DIY mask that is easy to make and use without chemicals. It’s so safe you can actually eat it!Read More
Cucumbers have a high water content – approximately 96%, and eating them on a hot, summer day can help you stay hydrated. With vitamins A, B, C, and K and with the minerals cooper, magnesium, potassium and silica, cucumbers are more nutritious than regular water. They are good for you internally and externally.Read More
There are many recipes online for DIY beauty treatments and skin care. I love using natural ingredients but those natural ingredients can sometimes breed bacteria or cause allergic reactions.Read More
Today’s recipe is a natural, inexpensive, easy, recipe to strengthen hair exposed to chlorine.
It’s summer and who doesn’t enjoy a swim – in the ocean, lakes and pools. Short periods of swimming in a pool may not do permanent damage to your hair, but many of us spend too much time in a swimming pool. Regular exposure to a chlorinated swimming pool can cause a lot of damage to your hair. It sounds funny that wetting your hair can dry it, but chlorine can leave your hair dry and brittle. Try this recipe to minimize chlorine damage.Read More
I have been trying homemade, natural skin care for the last couple of years. There are thousands of chemicals used in the conventional beauty and personal care products sold in stores. Here is one I read about a few years ago and really love. The peppermint essential oil is energizing while soothing to feet and legs.Read More