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LuvMySoldier: I was skeptical, at first. Putting pure oil on my face? But, CO absorbs really quickly, so it doesn't leave your face feeling greasy or oily, after about 5 minutes or so. I even use the mineral foundation on my face about 10 minutes after, and it goes on fine. You only need a little bit of the oil, but make sure that it's Virgin Coconut oil. I did a lot of research online and everything I read says that it does pull the toxins straight from the skin, so it's really good if you have bad breakouts. But, you do need to remember that it may cause breakouts, because of that. It's wierd, because ever since I had DS#2, my skin has been breaking out weekly. Not always bad, but enough for me to be self-conscious of it. It has only had the initial breakout, since I started the CO and I haven't had any pimples since. So far (as it's only been about 2 weeks), I absolutely love the CO.

Also, all Virgin CO is solid at room temp. It has a very high melting point of 77 degrees, so as long as it's cooler than that, it will be solid. Just take a little on your finger tips and rub them together, it melt and be able to smooth on easily.

OH, and I found out a new face cleanser, that I'm going to try. It sounds like it will be nice. The girl that gave me the recipe swears by it.

3 oz. honey
4 oz. finely ground raw almonds
2 oz apple cider vinegar
2 oz. water
6 drops lavendar oil

I'm going to put this together tonight and start using it. I'll let you know what I think.

Thank you so much for this! It really helped!
post #72 of 79
I use olive oil on my hands and nails, which makes my hands very moist.

I also put 1/2 cup water and freshly squeezed grape juice (NO SUGAR) into a spray bottle, and spray it on my face for a quick face wash.
post #73 of 79
Coconut oil is on sale on Amazon.com right now: Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 15-Ounce Tubs (Pack of 2): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food. It has lots of great homemade beauty treatment uses.
post #74 of 79
I am 46 so we will give the cocount oil a shot...who knew?...
post #75 of 79
Apple Cider Vinegar! This stuff works on ANYTHING! Great for skin, use like regualr vinegar for toner, alone for a peel, cleaning, put it in vaporizers when kids have a cold or flu, will be gone within 2 days! great for acne, anti aging, the list goes on and on.....google it!

I go to a naturopath and he recommended all sorts of stuff.... black tea for acne, honey and cinnamon are an awesome facial, as well as bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. Lemon does wonders for uneven skin, and wrinkles. if you can eat it (fruit and veggie wise) its good on your skin! Go ahead give it a try! :-)
post #76 of 79
Boil a pot of water, transfer it to the table and put a towel over your head, let the steam hit your face for 10-20 minutes. Great mini facial! Cleans out pores, and has helped my acne prone skin wonders! You can add essential oils too, or apple cider vinegar. I steam every couple days but once a week is good!

You can clean your face with plain yogurt. Make sure it's plain and has to added sugar. Cleans and exfoliates all in one!
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Has anyone ever checked out Crunchy Betty website?  I think I have spent Hours on there since an acquaintance told me about it.  She blogs and gives recipes for just about every personal hygiene and beauty item. She has recipes for lip balms, body sugar scrubs, facial scrubs, dry shampoos, lotion bars, deodorant, after-shave, etc.  All the recipes are using non-synthetic ingredients like honey, beeswax, coconut oil, essential fragrances, cornstarch, etc.  I am SO loving this site.  In the last couple of years I have become very intolerant of anything that has synthetic fragrance, like the scented lotions I used to buy at BB Works or Victoria's Secret.  All that stuff now either gives me a headache or makes me feel like I am having an asthma attack.  I can't wait to try some of these recipes.  The person that told me about it has made a few things off the website and he loves it.  He showed me the home-made deodorant and it smelled good enough to eat.  I am a bit skeptical on that one though; not sure how it will stand up to a very hot day.  I think I will start with lip balm, sugar scrub or one of those.

post #79 of 79

I posted a few homemade spa treatments using only baking soda: http://www.mommysavers.com/c/t/219861/3-homemade-spa-treatments-using-only-baking-soda

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