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Shhh... It's a beauty secret! #03 | DIY: Natural toothpaste

Hello everyone! Today I want to share another " beauty secret " with you.  As a matter of fact, I have a confession to make; I haven't used conventional toothpaste in YEARS!  Wait, I do not mean that I don't brush my teeth.  In fact, I brush and floss every day.  I actually make my own natural toothpaste by simple mixing extra virgin organic coconut oil and baking soda.  I use a simple 50/50 mixture . Advantages of using coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste: antibacterial and antifungal whitens and removes stains stops tooth decay no colourants no chemical agents no fluoride easy and cheap to prepare Coconut oil  is a powerful,  natural   antibacterial  and  antifungal .  It kills harmful bacteria  in the mouth, including bacteria that are responsible for  gingivitis .   It's great for the gums and brushing with the oil regularly can  heal and prevent bleeding  gums .   Brushing your tongue  with coconut oil

DIY: Micro-dermabrasion paste

Hello everyone! I've been using baking soda to exfoliate my skin for years, in fact,  Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate!   was one of my first blog posts back in May 2011!  Today I want to give you a simple DIY recipe for homemade microdermabrasion using baking soda.  Let's get started! Ingredients: 1 tsp baking soda - R ead more:  Baking soda beauty tips! ½ tsp of raw honey - Read more:  The amazing beauty benefits of honey rosewater -  Read more:   Beauty uses of rose water 1 drop tea tree essential oil - (anti-bacterial, prevents breakouts, and soothes irritation) Method: Mix baking soda and raw honey in a small container (or you can use coconut oil instead).  Combine to form a paste-like consistency and add one drop of tea tree oil . How to use: Wash your face with warm (not hot) water to open up the pores. Apply the mixture to your face and neck.   Use  your  fingertips to  massage  gently but firmly in a  circular motion.   Do this for 3 to

Healing cracked heels at home

Hello everyone!  This past week I was on vacation and  didn't  have time to blog but now I’m back with more home remedies. Most of us love wearing sandals, but we cringe at the idea of exposing dry heels.  Read on to learn a few simple  home remedies   to cure dry and cracked heels… Before going to bed rub olive oil or sesame oil into your dry, cracked heels .  After applying the oil wear a pair of socks.   Leave the socks on overnight, as it helps the heels absorb all the moisture.   This is one of the best remedy for cracked heels. Massage your feet with coconut oil every night.  Rinse off in the morning. Make a mixture of lemon juice and papaya ; apply it on the cracked heels.  Wash off after 20 minutes. Do not throw away the ripe banana !   Simply mash one ripe banana and apply it thoroughly on the dry and cracked heels.  Leave the mash on for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off.   Daily cleansing and moisturising is

Baking soda beauty tips!

Hello everyone! Today’s post is about my favourite multi-purpose product: baking soda ( sodium bicarbonate )!  Here are some of my favourite baking soda beauty tips … Skin care tips: In the palm of your hand, mix some baking soda with your facial cleanser to make a gentle exfoliant (and make-up remover).   Read this post for more information: Scrub you face with sodium bicarbonate! This can also be used for rough skin on elbows and feet.   Make a thick paste with baking soda and water (about 3:1) and scrub away. Baking soda in a warm bath not only softens the skin, it may also help with body acne and eczema . Hair tips: Mix some baking soda to your shampoo to remove product buildup . Remove product and oil buildup by soaking your combs and brushes in a bowl of warm water with about 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Nail care: Scrubbing your nails with a nailbrush dipped in baking soda will soften cuticles . Oral hygiene: Brush your teeth

Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate!

Hello everyone! Baking soda ( sodium bicarbonate ) is one of the most versatile, money-saving products found in the average household.  It literally has hundreds of uses. But what about baking soda as a skincare product?  It exfoliates the skin and, possibly, even reduces acne. Baking soda makes an excellent exfoliant .  Why?  Because baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse.   It's the perfect consistency for removing dead skin cells.  If applied correctly, it can also be used on sensitive skin. How to use: Mix a teaspoon of the powder to your facial cleanser and add a few drops of water to create a paste.  Massage gently into the skin, like you would with any other exfoliant.  Remember to always moisturise afterwards because this treatment strips the skin's natural oils!  For best results use this two times a week. The same exfoliant can also be used as an acne treatment! Baking soda deeply cleanses the pores, helps blemishes heal faster and also r