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Pine Scented Toner for Men or Women

Anyone starting on handmade holiday gifts? You might like this recipe for scented skin toner, it makes a good gift for the guys too – and those are sometimes hard to find. * 1 cup fresh pine needles * 1 cup distilled water * 1/4 cup witch hazel Place the pine needles in a small […]

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Make Your Own Bath Salts for Great Gifts

After a long, hard day, what could sound more relaxing than slipping into a warm, fragrant bath? It sounds so good to most people, that there are many that simply love all sorts of bath products. One of the most popular bath products are bath salts. Bath salts can give your bath a wonderful scent […]

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Natural Ant Control

Block cracks & points of entry with caulk. Try to water a little more outside – ants come in when they are thirsty or they smell something good. Keep clean. Wipe down kitchen counters, floors and cabinets with equal parts vinegar and water. Place animal food bowls in shallow pans of vinegar or water (you […]

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Sage Rinse for Dark Hair

* 2 cups malt or red wine vinegar * 2 cups water * 1/4 cup sage Combine ingredients in a glass or enamel pan and boil for 15 minutes. Strain, cool, and store in a tightly capped bottle. After shampooing, pour 1/2 cup over hair, then rinse. Learn Holistic Beauty Therapy From Home! Holistic Beauty […]

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911 Emergency Hair Treatment

* 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil * 1 Large Egg Yolk * 1 Teaspoon Mayonnaise * 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream Mix all ingredients in a blender until they reach a creamy consistency. After thoroughly washing hair with a deep-cleansing shampoo, towel-blot, then distribute mixture evenly onto hair; wrap head completely with aluminum foil to retain heat. […]

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How to Make Moist Hot and Cold Pads

by D.S. Braun Most natural moist hot and cold pads on the market are made of corn or rice – and while these two fillers can be adequate, I believe that pure, natural flax simply beats either of these two materials hands down. Flax is the superior choice due to heat retention, long-lasting heat use […]

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Basic Bath Oil

Ingredients: * 2 ounces carrier oil such as sweet almond * 20 drops lavender or 15-20 drops of your own blend of essential oils (be sure they are EOs that do not provide skin sensitization) Directions: Blend the oils together and store in an amber or cobalt glass bottle. Do not use all 2 ounces […]

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Cinnamon Mouth Wash

Add 10 – 15 drops of cinnamon essential oil to a cup of water. Shake before each use. This deceptively simple recipe is actually quite effective since cinnamon is antiseptic and antibacterial. It also is the best essential oil to use for garlic breath. WARNING! Cinnamon Essential Oil can be highly irritating. Patch test before […]

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DIY Home Cleaners That Are Safe

It’s surprising how many caustic and harmful chemicals are found in standard household cleansers. Have you ever left the bathroom coughing and gasping for breath after spraying the bathtub or shower with a basic cleaner? Have your eyes ever watered as you spray down your kitchen countertops? This is your body sending you a clear […]

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