Posts Tagged ‘homemade’

DIY Strawberry and Honey Face Mask

Dec
13th
2011
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  I'm not sure if it's the finals I recently took, the fried food I've been eating constantly, or the holiday anticipation I'm still experiencing, but my skin has been acting out in the worst way. Sunday night I made this strawberry and honey face mask, and things seem to be finally looking up!     I hope you guys treat yourself and give this mask a try. If you have some left, and you probably will, you'd be...

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Simple Homemade Dog Toothpaste

Dec
7th
2011
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  When Clementine and Winston ran out of their latest tube of store bought toothpaste, I decided to try and make their next batch to save a little money. I used a simple recipe that called for only salt, baking soda, and vegetable glycerin. I'll admit that I was a little worried they wouldn't like it since I didn't add any sort of meaty flavor to it, but they loved it just as much as their old expensive stuff! Maybe I'll treat them next time and pick...

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Fall Foods For Better Skin

Nov
22nd
2011
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Pumpkin, pomegranate, and cranberries are common ingredients in tasty fall treats, but did you know that they're also good for our skin? Pumpkin is soothing and moisturizing, and cranberries/pomegranate are known fighters of free radicals. Try the homemade health and beauty recipes below and see for yourself!   Pumpkin Face Mask- This mask can be modified to suit both oily and dry skin. Cranberry, Coconut Oil, and Oatmeal Sugar Scrub-This recipe is the fourth one from the bottom. Pomegranate and Lemon Peel-second from the bottom Let me know if...

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Simple Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

Nov
2nd
2011
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After seeing a recipe for homemade makeup remover on the Green Beauty Guide Blog, I decided to make my own version with the ingredients we had on hand. I typically use coconut oil to remove my eye makeup, but I'm almost out of my current stash...so trying something new seemed appropriate. This makeup remover is super simple, and it gets the job done!  It doesn't leave quite as much of an oily residue as coconut oil does, which is nice. To make this product,...

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Homemade Toothpaste, Love It or Leave It?

Oct
3rd
2011
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I recently read an article that put 5 Homemade Toothpaste Recipes to the test, and the author seemed to hate each and every concoction for one reason or another. I'm not sure I even gained any valuable information from the article, but it did leave me with the following questions: Does anyone like homemade toothpaste? Are there any recipes that aren't too salty, harsh, and/or nasty? Should we, as adults, sacrifice taste for performance? All the homemade toothpastes I've tried in the past don't freshen my breath as...

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Foody Friday: Comfort Food & Clementine

Sep
2nd
2011
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I find the combination of tomato soup and grilled cheese to be extremely comforting, and I know I'm not the only one. One night this past week, I made tomato soup while Kirby made grilled cheeses (rBST free, y'all). I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me a little homesick, but it was also pretty delicious... so that helped.   Also, Clementine eats watermelon like a human and I want the whole world to know-     A few articles: 49 Uses for Tea- My tea collection is currently out of control. Maybe I can put some of the more...

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Super Simple Cucumber and Aloe Mask

Jul
12th
2011
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  As of late, my skin hasn't been looking its best. I'm sure it's due to some combination of the heat (which means my face is pretty much constantly sweating) and the time of month it happens to be, but I've been more concerned with fixing the problem than pinpointing the cause.  I can easily drive myself crazy when trying to determine whether or not a (usually harmless) change in my routine is to blame. Instead of stressing out about a tiny breakout and overall redness, I found a...

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Simple, Unscented Homemade Body Butter

May
30th
2011
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  Using a ReadyMade tutorial we've had bookmarked for months, Danielle and I recently made a batch of homemade body moisturizer.  It required only the ingredients pictured above (minus the essential oil, since we decided to make ours unscented), and it works like a dream. Now I know you guys are entirely capable of reading the tutorial yourselves, but we learned a few things along the way that the tutorial didn't exactly explain, so I'll give you a rundown of the supplies we used, preparations we...

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Choosing a Natural Insect Repellent

May
18th
2011
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Mosquitoes in Lake Charles are a different kind of awful than I'm used to encountering. Applying a little bug spray before an evening cookout always got the job done in Mississippi. Here, I've been getting bitten throughout the day and through my pants while covered in my go-to bug spray. That isn't to say Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellent doesn't help at all (I get twice the bites when I forgo wearing it), but it definitely isn't providing optimal protection. And since my supply is dwindling, I thought I'd do a little...

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Homemade Face Scrubbie Tutorial

May
12th
2011
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I've been meaning to phase out my use of disposable cotton face pads for a while now, and I think I've finally found an inexpensive and cute way to do so (Btw-I still love my Debutante Face Scrubbies, but they're better for cleansing than toning...and I buy reusable cotton pads primarily for toning) . The little face scrubbies I made as part of my recent giveaway are ideal for both cleansing and toning.  The best part? They were surprisingly easy to make (which is good news for someone as uncrafty as I tend to be), so if you don't...

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