Acne? Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is a key ingredient
in most over the counter acne medications. Salicylic acid helps dry,
lifeless skin cells to shed which rejuvenates collagen, reduces fine
lines, tightens pores and improves skin texture in those who suffer
It's very easy to use aspirin in your beauty routine. Use regular
aspirin tablets and mix as follows:
Dissolve 3 regular aspirin in 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Add 1/2
teaspoon water to make a thin paste. Massage the mixture gently onto
your skin in circular motions and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with
warm water. You can do this everyday if you have problem skin or just
want to give your face a great treatment. Don't forget to moisturize.
Another quick and easy pimple treatment is any
antiseptic mouthwash. As long as the mouthwash contains
methyl-salicylate, just soak a cotton ball or pad in it and dab it on
the pimples. This will unclog pores and the antiseptic properties will
kill bacteria that causes future pimples.
Dry skin?...increase Omega 3´s in your diet: flax seed oil and
olive oil, salmon, tuna, walnut, almond and pumpkin seeds are all an
excellent source of Omega 3.
After shaving your legs, applying VO 5 to the skin will make your
skin feel like velvet and prevent dryness
If you knick yourself while shaving, dab on some Chapstick to stop
Natural Remedies for Warts
Put a piece of BANANA PEEL, white side toward the wart and tape it
on overnight. Each day repeat until it shrinks. Strange, yea,
but it works
Putting duct tape on a wart for a while will suffocate it and it
will eventually die.
Vinegar. Soak a bit of cotton in vinegar, place it over the wart,
hold it in place with a band aid. The wart should turn black and
tender before it goes away.
Something else that gets rid of warts is non-coated aspirin. Wet
the aspirin, put it on the wart & cover with a band-aid. The acid in
the aspirin will burn off the wart. There is a slight
discomfort, but it works. I got this idea from one of the assistants
in my doctor's office.
Slice an onion and put it on the wart. Wrap it up, and leave it on
for the night. Do this until the warts are gone
Cover the wart with lard! Then cover with a NON breathable
band aid and it will smother the wart.
Just pluck a leaf from an Aloe Vera plant and open it up so that
the gel is exposed. Rub this over the wart and let it dry.
Skin-friendly Scrubs...When choosing a cleansing scrub for your skin,
look for a product that uses ingredients other than seeds or shells as
exfoliating granules (such as jojoba beads). Seed/shell granules can
cause microscopic tears in the skin.
When applying conditioner to your hair comb through BEFORE
rinsing out. That way it will get to the roots and into every strand
of hair also prevents split ends.
Static electricity...Rub a small amount of VO 5 in your hands
and apply to your hair. Comb or brush through. (Use very little, less
is more in this case or you'll end up with an "environmental oil
Swimmers can control the amount of chlorine absorption in their
hair by applying VO 5 to the hair and combing through before swimming.
Researchers have found an ingredient in soy milk that can slow down
hair growth. If you're thinking about trying a hair retardant cream, you
might want to give this a try...
Saturate a washcloth in soy-milk. Wipe the areas you want to control the
hair growth on. You can use it anywhere, including the bikini area and
underarms along with the legs and face......
One of the most important aspects when choosing a pair
of eyeglasses is how they look on your face. Determine which face shape
is yours and then read on to learn what frames will look best on you...
A round face has curvilinear lines, is as long as it is wide, and has
no angles. To make the face look thinner and longer, try angular
narrow frames to lengthen the face.
The oval face has balanced proportions. To keep the shape's natural
balance, look for frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the
broadest part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames that are not too
deep or too narrow.
The oblong face is longer than it is wide, with a long straight cheek
line and sometimes a longish nose. To give the face a shorter, more
balanced look, try frames that have a top-to-bottom depth, decorative
or contrasting temples that add width to the face or a low bridge to
shorten the nose.
The triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens in the cheeks
and chin. To add width and emphasize the upper part of the face, look
for frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top half.
Cat-eye shapes are also
This face has a wide top and small bottom. To lessen the width at the
top, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colors and
materials, and rimless frame styles.
Diamond faces are narrow at the eye line and jaw line, and the
cheekbones are usually high and dramatic. To enhance the eyes and
bring out the cheekbones, look for frames that have detailing or
distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye
A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead. The width
and length are the same. To make the face appear longer and soften the
angles, try narrow frame styles that have more width than depth and
Natural Brows....For very natural looking accented brows, fill
in eyebrows by carefully dabbing the brow hairs with a powder eye
shadow that matches your natural brow color or your hair color and
brush color into brows with light strokes.
If you have bushy eyebrows, rub a little Chapstick on the brows to
keep them in place
Tooth Stains...Remove stubborn stains from teeth - such as
those from tobacco - by dipping your toothbrush in mashed
strawberries. Brush your teeth thoroughly, then rinse your mouth with
a little salt dissolved in warm water.
OR.....Remove stubborn stains from teeth - such as those from
tobacco - by dipping your toothbrush in mashed strawberries. Brush
your teeth thoroughly, then rinse your mouth with a little salt
dissolved in warm water.
Pedicure..Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to a basin before soaking your
feet for a pedicure
Soften your feet...Before going to bed, apply VO 5 to your
feet, concentrating on the extremely dry areas. Put on a pair of socks
and you'll be impressed with your feet in the morning. If you're one
like me who can't sleep with socks on, apply the VO 5, put the socks
on and wear them around the house for a few hours
Foot Soak:....Boil 4 tea bags in one quart of water for 10
minutes. Add enough cold water to make the tea solution comfortable
for your skin, (feet). Soak feet in a basin and relax for 20-30
The tannin in tea is a drying agent that will stop odor and tighten
the skin. Tea also contains strong antioxidants that revitalize your
skin and reduce swelling with anti-inflammatory properties
Fragrances aren't just to make you "smell good."
Fragrances can affect your mood. Here are some mood-booster fragrance tips.
If you want to relieve stress, grab a fragrance in vanilla or
lavender. These two have a way of calming nerves. Using lavender before
bedtime will enhance your sleeping. A cranky baby will even settle down
when given a warm bath with lavender soap...
If you're feeling sluggish and need a lift, green, citrus,
grapefruit or lemon scents will do the trick. Don't believe it? Try
mixing a few drops of lemon juice with some water in a spray bottle and
spritz your skin...
Want to feel more sensual? Look for scents in musk, sandalwood,
amber or jasmine. These scents not only tweak your own senses, but that
of those around you.
Smelling good is another part of looking good. However,
if you don't apply fragrances correctly, they might be too strong or not
strong enough. Here are some tips to help you master the perfect perfume
Apply fragrance to your skin and pulse points only.
Let it dry naturally. Don't rub your wrists together because this will
alter and diminish the scent. Avoid using it close to your face or
behind the ears. The scent won't last and it will dry out your skin.
To prevent stains and discoloration, do not spray any
on your clothing or jewelry. Some perfumes are darker and have a
greater tendency to stain, so be careful with "dry clean only" clothes
that aren't washed after every wear.
If you want the scent to last longer, apply it in
layers. Many fragrances also come in bath soap, gel, and lotion. Use
the perfume as a top coat for the long run. This will last you about
six to eight hours.
Avoid wearing strong perfumes in the office or
workplace. Some people are allergic to perfumes and don't want the
irritation. They can cause headaches or bring on an asthma attack, so
If you have valuable perfume that you want to make sure
retains its original scent and lasts as long as possible, store it in
Bath Cookies (NON-EDIBLE)
2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 T light oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
5-6 drops essential oil (your choice of fragrance)
OR Your favorite Perfume
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Mix together all the ingredients.
Take a teaspoon of the dough and roll it gently into a ball (about an inch in diameter).
Continue doing this with all the dough and
place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
(You can decorate the cookies with clove buds,
anise seeds, or dried citrus peel if you wish.)
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until they are
lightly browned. Do not over bake. Allow the
cookies to cool completely.
To use: drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm
bath and allow to dissolve.
Yield: 24 cookies, enough for 12 baths.
Hair Volumizer Mask
1 16 ounce can of pears, drained
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (like Knox Gelatin)
Puree pears then mix in gelatin. Apply to freshly washed hair and
massage the mix from your scalp through the ends of the hair.
Leave on for 15 minutes then shampoo your hair and rinse until hair is
RUSSIAN HAIR TREATMENT PACK
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 T. oil (olive or Almond)
1 drop each essential oil (lemon, tangerine, jasmine, rose, sandalwood,
Before applying, moisten the hair very slightly by running wet fingers
through it, then massage the egg mixture into hair and scalp. Wrap head
in a towel (and plastic if desired) and sit back , take a long hot bath,
or relax in a warm place.
(The heat of a sauna is the best environment for this treatment.)
Leave the pack on for one hour, up to two or three if severely needed.
To cleanse, rinse hair in warm water, then apply a generous amount of
shampoo directly to the hair, wash well, and rinse.
(If you've used enough shampoo, only one wash is needed.)
1/4 cup powdered milk
2 tbs. powdered sugar
2 tbs. borax powder(20 Mule Team)
1/4 cup rose water or orange water
2 tsp. vitamin E
10 drops essential oil
Combine the dried milk, sugar, and borax in a bowl, stirring until well
mixed. Add the water, vitamin E, and fragrance. Stir until you have a
thick dough. Depending on the humidity in the air, you may need to cut
the water amount back. Try adding a little at a time until you get the
thick dough. Roll dough into a ball, one teaspoon at a time with your
hands. Repeat until all of the dough has been used. Place the balls on a
sheet of tin foil or waxed paper and let dry for twenty four hours.
Rejuvenating Youth Oil
This is a blend of oils that have been used through the
centuries to lessen or eliminate laugh lines , crows feet & even
2oz extra virgin olive oil
20 drops of patchouli essential oil
10 drops of lavender essential oil
Directions for Use:
Dip a cotton swab into the oils, dab on your facial lines, wrinkles, etc
two times a day. Not only will the blend immediately start to rejuvenate
the top layer of your skin it will travel down into the deeper skin
layers below the surface to heal and replenish those layers before they
surface. Over time these oils can make a remarkable difference in your
skins appearance should be more youthful, , just like turning back the
hands of time .
*Cautionary Statement on use of oils*
It is important to only use essential oils in beauty recipes, not
Essential oils can travel easily through the dermis to the Layers of
skin beneath and have been proven to provide healing benefits. Fragrance
oils are often just synthetic fragrance blends, and have no benefit.
Glitter Gel Recipe
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon glycerin (at the pharmacy)
1/4 teaspoon fine polyester glitter (any color, available at most craft
About 4-5 drops of fragrance oil (optional)
Food coloring, optional
Mix aloe and the glycerin in a small bowl. Stir in the polyester
glitter and the fragrance oil if you're using. You can add a few drops
of food coloring if you want to make a tinted gel...otherwise you don't
need to add any coloring at all.
Spoon this mixture into tiny lip gloss size jars or any other small
container, preferably clear, so you can see the sparkles inside. Try
using all sorts of different sprinkles. You can get heart,
diamond, or star shapes.