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Here is the place to find that perfect beauty product made from ordinary food products.
In years gone by, a woman couldn't just run to a store she had to make her own. Over the many years that followed many secrets were lost. It is time to get back those beauty secrets.
Apr 14, 2014
This is the recipe you'll use if you have light hair or if you don't have any cocoa powder on hand:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking soda
Combine the cornstarch and baking soda in a container and shake shake shake.
Ta-daaaa! Enough dry shampoo for tons of uses. As long as you keep it sealed up, you can store it in the bathroom with no issues.
I have really dark hair, so this is my go-to recipe. You can add more or less cocoa powder as needed - I use two tablespoons every time:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Mix everything together in a small jar and you're ready to go. Special bonus with this one: smelling like chocolate. :D
Just be careful that you you don't add so much cocoa powder that it gets really dark - you need to keep the amount of cocoa powder less than the amount of cornstarch and baking soda, otherwise the heat from your hands and head can warm the cocoa powder and create a melty mess.
Complete instructions and pic's on here
Apr 18, 2013
Oily skin types should use fruits as the base of their face masks, rather than cream or egg. Use a mask of half milk and half strawberry juice, mixed with one egg white to lighten skin and open pores, encouraging the skin to release the oil so it can be wiped away.
(sounds odd, but since I started doing this little trick, my face has improved immensely with the whole oil slick that used to happen)
Treat for Dry Skin *my best friend uses this*
As a once a week treat for your dry, sensitive skin, apply a mask made with one beaten egg yolk ad a teaspoon of olive oil. Allow to sit and nourish your skin for 15 minutes then remove with a cotton ball dipped in tepid milk. Your skin will be re-hydrated and nourished.
My best friend and I do this once a week on our girls night. We do our nails, hair (cut, dyed whatever we want) and dinner with drinks. We end our week together, enjoying the gift of pampering one another as we rev it up for the following week. It is a great way for us to unwind and just be goofy with no worries of who we might offend or heaven forbid, make upset by our antics. Doing our facials together means we don't waste an egg either!!
Dec 11, 2012
1/4 cup cooled coffee
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk
Combine ingredients and apply to freshly washed hair;
then wrap hair with plastic wrap and over with towel to retain heat.
Wait 10 minutes and rinse well.
FOOTSIE WHITE CHOCO LATTE
3 cups milk
1 tsp cocoa butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Miscellaneous: foot basin and hand towel,
Heat milk until warm and mix with cocoa butter and
vanilla extract in basin. Soak feet for 10 minutes, rinse, pat dry, then massage more cocoa butter into feet and coat nails with polish.
CHOCOLATE CHAMPAGNE BODY WRAP
4-5 frozen strawberries, thawed
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup chocolate morsels (chips)
1/2 cup sparkling cider
Additional items: small clean paint brush, plastic
cling wrap, water bottle Directions:
Melt morsels in microwave. While cooling, puree
strawberries and honey, then add to chocolate. Apply to entire body with paint brush, starting at feet. Once covered, spritz on a mixture of cider and water and wrap well with cling wrap. Wait 15 minutes. Rinse.
Nov 30, 2012
16 oz container (such as an old witchazel plastic bottle)
4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Rose essential oil
5 drops Sandalwood essential oil
3 drops Rosemary essential oil
Combine all ingredients in container and top off with water. Cap bottle and shake thoroughly to mix.
You may wish to include a tag with the following information:
Apply liberally after normal washing routine, let sit for about 3-5 minutes, then rinse.
The key to not getting a 'slimy' or 'sticky' feeling to your hair (it looks perfectly clean, but feels odd to the touch) is to use water as cool as you can take to rinse with, and rinse it WELL.
1 tsp corn starch
1. Combine the whites of 1 egg with 1 tsp. of corn starch. Whip with fork until frothy.
2. Apply mask mixture to face and let sit for 20 minutes until completely dry.
3. Rinse with warm water. Repeat 1-2 times a week for excellent results!