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CHECK THIS OUT! SIMPLE RECIPE FOR YOUR HAIR!

pearlconcubine:

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CHECK THIS OUT! SIMPLE RECIPE FOR YOUR HAIR!

(Source: karma-willow, via fuckyeahgoodhair)

— 2 years ago with 748 notes
Banana Body Scrub
INGREDIENTS 1 ripe banana 3 tablespoons granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or your favorite essential oil (optional)
Mash ingredients together with a fork into a chunky paste. Do not overmix or it will become too watery. If you want a banana scrub for your face, reserve some of the banana and mash it separately without sugar.
In the shower, before turning the water on, slather the sugar mixture and gently massage over your body. For your face, gently massage plain banana there, avoiding the eye area.
Rinse off with warm water.

Banana Body Scrub

INGREDIENTS
1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or your favorite essential oil (optional)

Mash ingredients together with a fork into a chunky paste. Do not overmix or it will become too watery. If you want a banana scrub for your face, reserve some of the banana and mash it separately without sugar.

In the shower, before turning the water on, slather the sugar mixture and gently massage over your body. For your face, gently massage plain banana there, avoiding the eye area.

Rinse off with warm water.



— 2 years ago with 6 notes
#banana  #body scrub  #diy  #skin 
The Olive Oil Cleansing Method
Soak a wash cloth in warm (not too hot) water. Ring out and place on face for a few minutes to open pores.
Remove washcloth. Take approximately 1 capful of olive oil and rub it all over your face and neck. Olive oil is safe for your eyes too, and is great for removing eye makeup, so feel free to rub it over your (closed) eyes as well.
Gently buff skin with warm, damp washcloth. Pat dry with a clean towel.
If your skin feels a little dry afterward, rub a small amount of olive oil into your skin, and pat dry with a towel. Wait a little bit before applying makeup, until skin feels smooth (not oily) to the touch.
(Check out the website too! The writer claims it helps prevent acne and wrinkles!)

The Olive Oil Cleansing Method

  • Soak a wash cloth in warm (not too hot) water. Ring out and place on face for a few minutes to open pores.
  • Remove washcloth. Take approximately 1 capful of olive oil and rub it all over your face and neck. Olive oil is safe for your eyes too, and is great for removing eye makeup, so feel free to rub it over your (closed) eyes as well.
  • Gently buff skin with warm, damp washcloth. Pat dry with a clean towel.
  • If your skin feels a little dry afterward, rub a small amount of olive oil into your skin, and pat dry with a towel. Wait a little bit before applying makeup, until skin feels smooth (not oily) to the touch.

(Check out the website too! The writer claims it helps prevent acne and wrinkles!)

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#acne  #cleanser  #cleansing  #diy face wash  #face  #olive oil  #wrinkles  #anti-aging  #natural solutions 
15 Ways to Use Olive Oil in Your Beauty Routine!
(Seriously, check this stuff out guys!) 
1. As a makeup remover. Olive oil works great for removing stubborn makeup – even mascara. Put some olive oil on a cotton ball and rub over skin or eyes. You don’t have to wash off afterward, but if you find there’s too much oil either rub into your skin, or remove with a clean, dry cloth.
2. As a face wash. Olive oil makes a wonderful face wash. Rub a small amount into your skin, then take a warm, damp wash cloth and place it over your face for a minute or two.Then, lightly rub your skin with the wash cloth to remove any excess oil (a little is okay).
3. To exfoliate your skin. Mix some olive oil with a little sea salt, or sugar, depending on your preference. Then, rub over your skin to exfoliate. Rinse clean.
4. As a moisturizer. If you need a little extra moisture after washing your face with olive oil, you can always put it as a moisturizer as well. Massage a small amount all over your face. Tip: If after a minute or two your face is oilier than you’d like, just remove the excess with a clean, dry towel or cloth.
5. Shaving. Olive oil makes a great shaving cream replacement. Just apply a small amount and then shave. Just remember to make sure the blades are gunk free before putting the razor up to dry.


6. To moisturize a dry scalp. Massage a few drops into your scalp. Good to do before bed, or in the shower after shampooing.
7. As a deep conditioner. Shampoo hair as usual. Then, apply olive oil. Wrap hair in warm towel for 10 minutes. Rinse out, then condition as normal.
8. As cuticle oil. Massage olive oil into your cuticles anytime they need moisturizing.
9. During a manicure. Clean and file nails, wash, then apply a little olive oil. Let dry before painting your nails. Once your nail polish is dry, massage a small amount of olive oil on each nail to make them shine.
10. To remove nail polish from skin. After you paint your nails, you may find some of the nail polish got on your skin. Just wait until your nails are completely dry. Then, soak your hand in a bowl of warm water. Include a capful of olive oil to the water to make the polish come off the skin easier. It will also leave your hands feeling soft and smooth afterward.
11. As a shampoo additive. Does your shampoo dry your hair out? Combat this by adding a drop or two of olive oil into your hand with your shampoo, mix together, then lather as normal.
12. Use as an anti-frizz. Don’t use expensive products to keep your frizzy hair at bay. Just rub a very small amount between your hands, then smooth over hair.
13. As a bath oil. Put a capful of olive oil into your bath to leave your skin silky smooth.
14. As a lip balm. For really dry lips, put a thin layer of olive oil on your lips before going to bed. They’ll be nice and smooth in the morning.
15. To soothe dry, cracked feet. Before bed, rub your feet with olive oil, then put socks on and go to bed. Repeat often for smoother feet.

15 Ways to Use Olive Oil in Your Beauty Routine!

(Seriously, check this stuff out guys!)

1. As a makeup remover. Olive oil works great for removing stubborn makeup – even mascara. Put some olive oil on a cotton ball and rub over skin or eyes. You don’t have to wash off afterward, but if you find there’s too much oil either rub into your skin, or remove with a clean, dry cloth.

2. As a face wash. Olive oil makes a wonderful face wash. Rub a small amount into your skin, then take a warm, damp wash cloth and place it over your face for a minute or two.Then, lightly rub your skin with the wash cloth to remove any excess oil (a little is okay).

3. To exfoliate your skin. Mix some olive oil with a little sea salt, or sugar, depending on your preference. Then, rub over your skin to exfoliate. Rinse clean.

4. As a moisturizer. If you need a little extra moisture after washing your face with olive oil, you can always put it as a moisturizer as well. Massage a small amount all over your face. Tip: If after a minute or two your face is oilier than you’d like, just remove the excess with a clean, dry towel or cloth.

5. Shaving. Olive oil makes a great shaving cream replacement. Just apply a small amount and then shave. Just remember to make sure the blades are gunk free before putting the razor up to dry.

6. To moisturize a dry scalp. Massage a few drops into your scalp. Good to do before bed, or in the shower after shampooing.

7. As a deep conditioner. Shampoo hair as usual. Then, apply olive oil. Wrap hair in warm towel for 10 minutes. Rinse out, then condition as normal.

8. As cuticle oil. Massage olive oil into your cuticles anytime they need moisturizing.

9. During a manicure. Clean and file nails, wash, then apply a little olive oil. Let dry before painting your nails. Once your nail polish is dry, massage a small amount of olive oil on each nail to make them shine.

10. To remove nail polish from skin. After you paint your nails, you may find some of the nail polish got on your skin. Just wait until your nails are completely dry. Then, soak your hand in a bowl of warm water. Include a capful of olive oil to the water to make the polish come off the skin easier. It will also leave your hands feeling soft and smooth afterward.

11. As a shampoo additive. Does your shampoo dry your hair out? Combat this by adding a drop or two of olive oil into your hand with your shampoo, mix together, then lather as normal.

12. Use as an anti-frizz. Don’t use expensive products to keep your frizzy hair at bay. Just rub a very small amount between your hands, then smooth over hair.

13. As a bath oil. Put a capful of olive oil into your bath to leave your skin silky smooth.

14. As a lip balm. For really dry lips, put a thin layer of olive oil on your lips before going to bed. They’ll be nice and smooth in the morning.

15. To soothe dry, cracked feet. Before bed, rub your feet with olive oil, then put socks on and go to bed. Repeat often for smoother feet.

— 2 years ago with 14 notes
#olive oil  #diy  #beauty routine 
Homemade Lemon and Thyme Salt Scrub
Yield: about 1 1/2 cups scrub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients:

1 cup kosher salt* (I used this infused salt, but you can use plain!) 1/2 cup pure organic almond oil
*If you aren’t making the infused salt and instead are using plain kosher salt, add the following to your mixture:
the zest of one lemon 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves stripped from the stems

Directions:

Pour the salt into a clean, sterilized container with a tight-fitting lid.
If you’re using plain salt, add the lemon zest and thyme.
Pour the almond oil over top and screw the lid on tightly.
To use, just give the jar a stir to mix the oil and salt together, and scrub away in the shower!
The scrub will keep for up to 6 months stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Homemade Lemon and Thyme Salt Scrub

Yield: about 1 1/2 cups scrub

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup kosher salt* (I used this infused salt, but you can use plain!)
1/2 cup pure organic almond oil

*If you aren’t making the infused salt and instead are using plain kosher salt, add the following to your mixture:

the zest of one lemon
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves stripped from the stems

Directions:

Pour the salt into a clean, sterilized container with a tight-fitting lid.

If you’re using plain salt, add the lemon zest and thyme.

Pour the almond oil over top and screw the lid on tightly.

To use, just give the jar a stir to mix the oil and salt together, and scrub away in the shower!

The scrub will keep for up to 6 months stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

— 2 years ago with 14 notes
#scrub  #diy scrub  #thyme  #lemon 
moisturizing orange face mask
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Ingredients:

1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal (you can substitute instant unflavored oatmeal) juice from 1 whole orange 3 tablespoons plain yogurt with active cultures (greek yogurt is great for this!) 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons dried orange peel (found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Stir until well-mixed and combined. You’re looking for a consistency that is thick, but not too runny so it will stay on your face. You can always add extra oatmeal to thicken.
Spread onto your freshly washed and dried face in an even layer, being careful to avoid the eye area. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
Rinse this mask off with warm water.
Store any leftover mask in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

moisturizing orange face mask

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal (you can substitute instant unflavored oatmeal)
juice from 1 whole orange
3 tablespoons plain yogurt with active cultures (greek yogurt is great for this!)
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons dried orange peel (found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Stir until well-mixed and combined. You’re looking for a consistency that is thick, but not too runny so it will stay on your face. You can always add extra oatmeal to thicken.

Spread onto your freshly washed and dried face in an even layer, being careful to avoid the eye area. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.

Rinse this mask off with warm water.

Store any leftover mask in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

— 2 years ago with 35 notes
#diy face mask  #diy beauty  #orange  #orange face mask 
How to Get Rid of Acne Marks Naturally
Step 1
Perform a chemical peel with honey. Spread the honey in a very thin layer over the acne marks and wait for it to dry. Remove the honey by gently rinsing it with a mild soap in warm water. Manuka money is a good choice for this treatment because it’s made from the flowers of the manuka bush. This gives the honey greater antibacterial properties than other types of honey.







Step 2
Treat acne marks with lemon juice. Mix the lemon juice from one lemon with a cup of water. Soak a clean washcloth in this mixture and hold it to your acne marks for a few minutes each day. The citric acid in the lemon juice can remove the older skin cells on the surface of your skin, exposing the newer skin cells underneath.
Step 3
Help your skin repair scar tissue faster with vitamin E. You can buy vitamin E in capsule form from a supermarket or pharmacy. Break open one of the capsules and rub its contents into the acne scar once per day. Many moisturizing creams contain vitamin E for this purpose.
Step 4
Soften acne scars with a natural emollient that moisturizes the skin. Olive oil is a good natural emollient that is relatively inexpensive and widely available. Olive oil has little risk of side effects so you can use it liberally throughout the day.
(Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/103633-rid-acne-marks-naturally/)

How to Get Rid of Acne Marks Naturally

Step 1

Perform a chemical peel with honey. Spread the honey in a very thin layer over the acne marks and wait for it to dry. Remove the honey by gently rinsing it with a mild soap in warm water. Manuka money is a good choice for this treatment because it’s made from the flowers of the manuka bush. This gives the honey greater antibacterial properties than other types of honey.

Step 2

Treat acne marks with lemon juice. Mix the lemon juice from one lemon with a cup of water. Soak a clean washcloth in this mixture and hold it to your acne marks for a few minutes each day. The citric acid in the lemon juice can remove the older skin cells on the surface of your skin, exposing the newer skin cells underneath.

Step 3

Help your skin repair scar tissue faster with vitamin E. You can buy vitamin E in capsule form from a supermarket or pharmacy. Break open one of the capsules and rub its contents into the acne scar once per day. Many moisturizing creams contain vitamin E for this purpose.

Step 4

Soften acne scars with a natural emollient that moisturizes the skin. Olive oil is a good natural emollient that is relatively inexpensive and widely available. Olive oil has little risk of side effects so you can use it liberally throughout the day.


(Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/103633-rid-acne-marks-naturally/)
— 2 years ago with 17 notes
#acne marks  #natural way to get rid of acne marks  #acne scarring