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07-12-2013
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i put fresh lemon juice in my hair before going out in the sun.

My mum would do it for my sister and i when we were kids to lighten/blonde our hair.

It may make your hair go a little … how can i put it… like hard? Or crisp like? I usually put it in my hair before a run along the beach and then afterwards go swim in the ocean to rinse it out.

Definitely works!!

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I'm all about DIY skincare. LOVE.
  • Grapeseed oil for OCM, straight up. It's all I need to get full coverage foundation, waterproof mascara and sunscreen off.
  • Grapeseed oil + raw shea butter makes a thick whipped winter body butter.
  • Brown sugar + coconut/grapeseed oil/whatever I have available - simplest, best body scrub.
  • Add coffee grounds to the above scrub - adore it for mornings!
  • Coconut oil as a hair mask. My mom, my grandmother, my great grandmother, and further back, used coconut oil in their hair daily in Bangladesh.
  • Full-fat yogurt + turmeric face mask - gives you incredible glow, especially if you have darker skin.
  • Bentonite clay + apple cider vinegar - sucks everything out of every single pore on your face.

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I found this recipes in my mother's old beautybook from the late 60's. My english is far from perfect but I'm gonna translate as best as I can.


BENIGN NECKMASK
1. Pour an eggwhite in a bowl and mix it with a couple of drops of lemon juice.
2. Apply the mixture over the entire neck with a brush or a damp wad of cotton.
3. Let the mask sit on for about 20 minutes.
4. Wash the mask away with lukewarm water.
5. When the skin is dry apply a stimulating night cream.

Do this beauty treatment a couple of times a week.


A GOOD AND CHEAP FACIAL TONER
1. Take a 50 cl bottle. Fill it with cold water, ad the juice of a whole lemon. Put the bottle in the fridge.


HAIRMASK FOR ALL HAIRTYPES
An egg yolk
Couple of drops of cooking oil
A couple of warm towels

1. Mix the egg yolk with the cooking oil.
2. Massage the mixture in the dry hair.
3 Sweep a towel that has been dipped in hot water and then wringed out around the head.
4. Change the towel a couple of times.
5. Shampoo the hair and rinse it very carefully afterwards.
6. The last rinsing of the hair should be with cold water.

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DIY Face Masks
I haven't seen a thread on DIY face masks so thought I would start one!

I was going to buy some French pink clay from eBay and try making my own gentle blackhead removing/pore shrinking mask by mixing it with rosewater.

Does anyone here make their own masks and want to share any recipes?

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i love coconut oil so here´s one...

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
2 teaspoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

Combine the above ingredients thoroughly in a small mixing bowl.
Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face.
Allow the mixture to sink in for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Pat dry with a soft towel.

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I swear by washing my face with baking soda in the morning, wet with water. Simple, but amazing!

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^ Please don't do that to yourself. It's pH is much too high for the skin and using it on your face can do more harm than good in the long run.

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^ Please don't do that to yourself. It's pH is much too high for the skin and using it on your face can do more harm than good in the long run.
Yes!! Also, don't even think of brushing your teeth with baking soda! This is so bad for your teeth.

I make my own exfoliating scrub consisting of coconut oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a few drops of lemon juice. Don't even think of using a shower mitt, you'll spend weeks getting the grease and cinnamon out of it. For my face I obviously use a finer sugar grain, and replace the lemon juice with aloe extract.

For a toner and sometimes after-shave, I only use rose water.....


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I've been a huge fan of natural treatments lately. I tried doing a hair treatment with fermented rice water and so far so good; my hair is super soft. I found the rice water recipe here

2 cups of water
Half cup of uncooked organic rice
Essential Oil

1.Wash the rice to eliminate any dirt and grime or impurities.

2. Place the rice in a dish and cover it with a lid. Add 2-3 cups of water

3. Allow the rice to soak for a quarter an hour.

4. Shake the dish softly until the water turns cloudy. This helps the minerals and vitamins to seep into the water.

5. Cover your dish with plastic cover and leave it at room temperature for a day until the rice starts to smell slightly. When this happens, consider it fermented.

6. Boil it for a few moments to cease the fermentation process.

7. Allow it cool and put in a few drops of the essential oil (rosemary or lavender is effective).

8. Store in a bowl with a lid before storing it in a refrigerator for a week.

How To Use Fermented Rice Water For Beautiful Hair
1.Get a sizable dish or basin and a measuring cup.
2. After shampooing, place your head within the basin and gradually pour the rice water onto your head.
​3. Massage your head to help the blend sink into the hair
​4. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it set for 15-30 minutes.
​5. Rinse out with cool water.

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