Category Archives: Home Remedies

homemade teeth whitening strips

You can make your own teeth whitening strips at home without spending much money. Most teeth whitening strips cost over $50 dollars. Follow these easy instructions below to make your own strips.

Instructions:

Spreading toothpaste mixed with baking soda over a thin strip of aluminum foil. Mold the foil around your teeth and leave the strip on for an hour or longer. Avoid eating, drinking or smoking while the strip is in place. Rinse and brush your teeth after removing the strip. Repeat this process twice a week until the desired shade is achieved. Saw results after the first time.

Beer for dry hair

Beer is a great natural remedy for dull, dry brittle hair.
You have to pour it on your hair, not drink it.
There is a protein in beer that fills in any spaces that are
lagging between damaged cuticles. Cuticle repair makes hair
smoother and shinier.

Directions: Arm yourself with a bottle of beer ( Guinness) or any other
beer you choice. step into the shower. Douse hair in beer, from roots to ends,
and let it sit for a minute or two. Rinse thoroughly with cool water
afterwards to get rid of the smell.

Oatmeal Mask for Acne

Combine 1 tbsp. of plain oatmeal with 2 tbsp. of honey and mix well until it turns into a paste. Stir in a few drops of aloe vera or jojoba oil, which will moisturize and soothe skin. Massage onto your skin for 30 seconds and allow to sit until the paste is fully dry—about 15 minutes. Wash the mask off with tepid water and a washcloth. Be sure not to scrub your skin.

Baking Soda Mask to Fight Acne

Baking Soda (NOT baking powder) and water.

Mix a little together in your hands after washing your face with a mild cleanser and apply gently to your skin. Once you’ve coated your face with the baking soda and water mix, let it sit while you do other things around the house, or relax and read a book.

Rinse the baking soda film off your face and feel how soft and clear it feels. If your skin enjoys this recipe, and your acne improves, then you may try it several times a week to help clear your acne.

Best homemade spa treatments

HERBAL SHAMPOO

4 Tbsp. fresh chopped herbs or 2 Tbsp. dried herbs
1/2 c. spring water
1 c. baby shampoo

For Dry Hair:

1 egg
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. coconut oil

Combine 1 egg, honey and oil. Massage into hair. Leave on 20 minutes, shampoo and rinse thoroughly.

For Oily Hair:

2 parts lemon juice
1 part water

Potato Under Eye Soothers

To Make:

1. Slice 1/4 potato to fit over your eyes.
2. Cut 2 slices or, if you prefer, 5 to 10 very thin slices, several for each eye. Either method works.

To Use:

1. Spritz eye area with water.
2. Lying down, place the potato slices on your eyelids and leave in place for at least 10 minutes for best results.
Pumpkin Enzyme Masque

¼ cup pumpkin purée
1 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
3 tsp honey
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Homemade Bath Spa Treatment

Combine 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup oats, 3 tbsp. cocoa cutter, and 2 tbsp. honey. Leave the mixture on your feet with socks overnight to create a foot mask, according to Spa Index. Wash it off in a hot water foot soak. Enjoy a true spa day by filling your tub with a cup of honey and 4 cups of inexpensive red wine. Soak it in as it clarifies your skin.

Coffee Body Scrub

Most people have coffee at home.Coffee tightens and rejuvenates skin, while raw sugar exfoliates, and olive oil seals in moisturize.

Ingredients
2 cups of coarse ground coffee
1/2 cup Turbinado raw sugar
3 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions for scrub:

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Take a warm bath or hot shower to open your pores and hydrate your skin. Rub the coffee mixture into your skin in large circles with even, firm pressure. Shower to rinse, pat dry,
and follow with unscented body lotion or light vegetable oil. Wonderful home body scrub that really works.

Avocado Face Mask

 1. Mash the avocado with a fork until creamy. Avocados naturally contain a deep penetrating vegetable oil that is perfect for dry skin care. Maybe the most important element of avocado is that it is a good source of potassium, which is known as the youth mineral, so whether you are eating avocados or making a face mask, they can help your skin maintain its healthy and beautiful glow.

2. Add 1 tbsp. of all natural honey to the avocado mash. Honey has the ability to kill germs on the skin and can reduce swelling and inflammation, giving the skin a taught and youthful appearance.

3. Stir in the natural yogurt. Yogurt is a natural and gentle cleanser and is used in many skin care products. Yogurt also contains lactic acid, which soothes and softens the skin while tightening wrinkles and refining pores.

4. Peel and slice two pieces of cucumber to place over your eyes. With natural gentle        astringent properties, cucumber is the perfect addition to your  avocado face mask, as it cleans, nourishes, hydrates and helps reduce circles underneath the eyes.

5. Wash your face gently with warm water and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of the avocado face mask to your face and neck. Place the cucumber slices over your eyes and relax. Allow the mask to set for at least 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water, and again, patting dry.

Avocado Carrot Cream Mask

This mask combines avocados, which are rich in Vitamin E, with carrots, which are high in beta-carotene and antioxidants, and cream, which is high in calcium and protein.  These ingredients will rebuild skin collagen, improve tone and texture, and fade age spots.

1 avocado, mashed
1 carrot, cooked and mashed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons honey

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.  Spread gently over your face and neck, and leave in place 10-15 minutes.  Rinse with cool water and follow with your favorite toner.

Hair Beauty Tips

Dull Hair
Four solutions to make your hair shiny, just like after leaving the hairdresser!
1. Heat half a cup of olive oil, leave it on your hair for 15 minutes, then rinse.
2. Mix baking soda in with your shampoo.
3. Shampoo, then rinse your hair with beer. It really works!
4. Brew some coffee and let it cool, then apply to dry hair and leave for 20 mins. Rinse with warm water.
Carrots and beauty tips

Oily Hair
Two ideas for making your hair less oily.
1. Boil and mash up some carrots, leave on your hair for 15 minutes.
2. Here’s an old favorite – dishwasher detergent.

Dry Hair
Massaging your hair with mayonnaise, olive oil or almond oil will add moisture back. Leave it on for 10 minutes then wash it as usual.