Natural Skin Care

Naturally treat dark circles and puffy eyes

I was recently asked how to treat tired, puffy, dark eyes. The answer is simple. Go to your kitchen!

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Clove Vanilla Body Spray

I have been looking for a scent for a while that's not over bearing but is soft and sensual. I have made sprays with vodka and vanilla, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for.

Tonight my reading found a nice combination of scents, but instead of water or vodka it called for almond oil which I do not have. I tend to go to coconut oil for everything from hair to skin. So I thought I would give it a try and see how it worked out.

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Eggplant and Cider Vinegar for Basal Cell skin cancers

My advice below is just that, advice. I am not a medical doctor nor should my advice or opinions be used as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed Doctor.

My husband is from Australia, and came to the US 5 years ago. He had a very nasty sore that he has had for many years on his chest and it became a huge worry for me. I started reading online, as neither of us are huge fans of Doctors visits or medicines they prescribe. I found many articles stating that the use of eggplant and cider vinegar could help cure basal cells as well as various other skin conditions. Read More…

Coconut Oil for your skin

Any one who has been reading my posts knows I have gone crazy for natural at home beauty treatments. I have gone "No Poo" on my hair, it's been a month and I love it!! Before you get all grossed and weirded out, read my "No Poo Diary". YES I WASH MY HAIR, just not with store bought chemicals . . I mean shampoo. But I have also incorporated coconut oil into not only my hair treatment but now into my skin care regimen.

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Natural Skin Care

I wanted to share my latest reason to LOVE ACV. I have started adding a cup of it to my bath water, and a little extra diluted with water to wash my body with. I can't say enough about how incredible my skin feels. I tend to have moderately dry skin, even lotions don't seem to do the trick. This has made my skin so soft and so smooth, it's a great feeling.

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Maple Sugar Lip Scrub

This is a great all natural lip scrub. Takes minutes to make. It tastes great and works really well.

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Natural Edible Vanilla Lip and Body Scrub

This is a great all natural lip (this started out as a lip scrub, but i have been using it as a body scrub and it works great!) all over scrub. Takes minutes to make. It tastes great and works really well.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Face Toner

I have very sensitive skin, so i was excited and nervous to try this process.

Its a extremely simple process. You will need container with a lid (I mixed mine up in a small plastic cup with a lid as I made enough for two cleansings and I washed my body with it), cotton balls, Apple Cider Vinegar with "Mother", and water.

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Coconut Oil vs. Unrefined Coconut Oil

I have been using refined coconut oil since my No Poo journey began. I still say it works great and I have no complaints. But I am a girl who loves to smell pretty and I have eliminated perfumes and body sprays and have added essential oils and pure vanilla but I miss those pretty smelling lotions. I miss the way that lotion just absorbs into the skin, HOWEVER , I do not miss the harmful chemicals, dyes and perfumes.

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What to do with leftover coconut milk

I started using coconut milk in my hair the other day and it is luxury at its finest!! Think all those shampoo commercials where the women all but climax over their shampoo session, and come out with full, hydrated, bouncy hair. . . That's me now with a $2 can of coconut milk. But what am I going to do with the left over milk? I only need a quarter cup and 2 Tablespoons of honey and my hair is below my shoulders, seems like a waste to let it spoil in the fridge as it only lasts about a week. I can't bare to part with this little can of heaven, so I found a little solution to my problem.

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Apple Cider Vinegar benefits for your entire body

I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother for a long time, even when I have fallen off the NO POO wagon. I love to drink it with a little honey and hot water in the morning for a great pick me up, I wash my face with it, I love it on food, and I like to put it in my bath water.

Here are just a few reasons Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother is so good for your skin and body:

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Peppermint Milk Bath

This was a Christmas gift I made for my mom and she loves it. I let her try many variations, but this was her favorite.

You will need the following items for this project:

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