Homemade Beauty Aids
Nana’s Egg Shampoo
1 large egg separated
3 Tbsp castile soap
In a bowl, beat egg white until foamy. Blend in yolk followed by the castile soap. Wet hair with warm water. Massage half the egg shampoo into scalp. Rinse well then massage remaining shampoo into scalp. Leave on hair about 1 min. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Another Homemade Egg Shampoo
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp castile soap
1/2 cup water or herbal tea
Drop of fragrant essential oil of your choice (optional)
Combine all in blender and whip until smooth. Shampoo with mixture using warm, not hot water for the shampoo and rinse. Store any remaining shampoo in the refrigerator for use the next day.
Herbal Homemade Shampoo
1/4 cup of your favorite herbal tea, strongly brewed
8 oz liquid castile soap
Add soap to tea. Stir over low heat until well blended. Store in a capped bottle.
Homemade Hand Creams RecipesHomemade Almond Hand Cream
Almond Oil 2 tsp
Honey 1 tsp
Mix honey with almond oil and massage on the hands. Put on a pair of old cotton gloves and sleep in them. Wash off the hands in warm soapy water in the morning. The hands will be soft. Repeat it the following night if necessary.
Homemade Vanilla Hand Cream
Vegetable lard 250 gm
Vanilla essence 50 gm
Spermaceti 120 gm
Gum benzoin 120 gm
Almond oil 2 large cups
Tincture of benzoin 1 tsp
Put a porcelain bowl partly submerged in a saucepan of boiling water and pour spermaceti, gum benzoin and almond oil in it. Keep the mixture so for 5-6 hours. Then mix vanilla essence and vegetable lard to the mixture and pour it into a screw-top jar while it is still warm. Let it set and then use.
Witch Hazel Hand Cream
Brewer’s Yeast 2 tsp
Witch Hazel extract 5 tsp
Tincture of benzoin 1/4 tsp
Mix together all the ingredients to make a smooth paste, refrigerate for 20 minutes and then smear over the hands. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
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Natural Hair Conditioner
Deep Conditioner For Beautiful Hair
1 small jar of real mayonnaise
1/2 of an avocado
Put together in a medium bowl and squish together with your hands until it’s a minty green color. Smooth into hair all the way to the tips. Put on a shower cap or wrap your head with saran wrap.
Leave on for 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning put a hot, damp towel around your head -over the saran wrap. And if you have really long hair and only need deep conditioning at the ends, cut the ingredients in half and apply only to the ends and just wrap them.
Deep Hair Conditioner
1/2 cup Mayonaisse
Comb the mayonaisse through your damp hair, then wrap your head in a towel, let it penetrate for 20 minutes. Shampoo.
Special Note: Make sure the mayonaisse is real mayo and NOT salad dressing. It will dry your hair out.
Ravishing Rosemary Conditioner
Rosemary essential oil
Add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to the palms of your hands, work through out your entire hair.
1 avocado (peeled and mashed)
Combine mashed avacodo with some coconut milk. Mash together until its smooth and about as thick as shampoo. Comb it through the hair and let sit for 10 -15 minutes, wash out.
1 teaspoon baby oil
1 egg yolk
1 cup water
Beat the egg yolk until its frothy, add the oil then beat again. Add to the water. Massage into the scalp and throughout your hair. Rinse well.
Egg Conditioner 2
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp olive oil
3/4 cup lukewarm water
Beat egg yolk until it is thick and light colored. Slowly drizzle drops of oil into egg, beating well. Slowly add and beat the water into the egg mixture. Transfer mixture to a container. After shampooing, massage all conditioner into hair and leave on for a few minutes before thoroughly rinsing.
Apple Cider Softness
1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 cups distilled water
Pour over your hair as the final rinse. It will leave your hair feeling soft. Good for all hair types
To recondition the hair, shampoo hair with homemade shampoo or a shampoo from the natural foods store. Rinse and towel dry. Apply regular mayonnaise (not salad dressing) to the hair. Massage in. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, shampoo again lightly and rinse with an apple cider vinegar and water solution
Beat 1 egg white until foamy. Add to 5 Tbsps plain natural yogurt. Apply to hair in small sections at a time. Leave in for 15 minutes. Rinse.
Hot Oil Treatment
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup boiling water
Place olive oil and boiling water into large glass bottle or jar with a lid. You may need to wrap a towel around the bottle to avoid burning yourself. Shake very well until oil is emulsified. Massage into hair, taking care not to burn your head. Put a shower cap or plastic bag over your hair and wrap your head in a hot towel that has been soaked in hot water then wrung out. Leave mixture on your hair for 1/2 hour, then shampoo as usual
Mix 6 tablespoons of rice bran (or wheat bran) with enough hot water to make a thin paste.
Using a blender, add half an avocado, a drop of sesame oil. Blend.
Apply mixture to freshly shampooed hair. Then, take a damp towel and warm it up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Apply warmed towel to hair and let it set.
Lightly shampoo hair and rinse with water.
Steep a camomile tea bag in 7 oz. of warm water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply tea mixture to hair and let sit for 3 minutes. Camomile renders a golden tone to hair, while the vinegar makes hair shine and closes down the cuticles.
Rinse hair again with water.
“Try using 1tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 4 cups water. Mix together, and apply to hair.”
– Submitted by Paige
Natural Deodorants which can Be made in your home
1/2 ounce cocoa butter
1/2 ounce beeswax
1 Tbsp glycerine
1 Tbsp rosewater
Melt cocoa butter and beeswax slowly in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat, add glycerine and rosewater. Add several drops of one or more of the following deodorizing esssential oils: calendula, coriander, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, rosemary, sage, or thyme. Stir before use if cream seperates.
4 ounces cornstarch
2 ounces baking soda
1 ounces liquid chorophyll
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces distilled water
8 ounces beeswax
10-15 drops of honeysuckle, rose, coriander or essential oil of your choice.
Mix all ingredients except wax and chorophyll in a bowl, stir thoroughly. Melt wax in top of a double boiler over very low heat, remove from heat. Add the other ingredients and blend well. If the wax thickens too much to be workable, heat again. As the mixture begins to cool, but before it hardens, add the liquid clorophyll and essential oils. Pour into molds. Let harden. Remove from molds. Store in a tightly closed container away from heat to avoid shrinkage.
Herbal Deodorant Powder
2 parts powdered sandalwood (for fragrance and anti-microbal properties)
1 part powdered white oak bark (an astringent)
1 part powdered lovage root (for fragrance)
Pulverize herbs in a blender or food processor until they become a very fine powder. Transfer powder into a clean, dry iron skillet and very lightly pan-roast to set resins and scents. Fill muslin draw-string bags with the powdered herbs, or use handerchiefs tied with a string or ribbon. Pat bags under your arms or on feet.
The following herbs, when brewed and drunk as a tea are reported to reduce perspiration within 2 hours of use with its effects lasting several days:
4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon dried hops
1 teaspoon stinging nettle
1 teaspoon fresh cut rose petals
1 teaspoon fresh or dried strawberry leaves
1 teaspoon fresh walnut leaves
3 tablespoons of dried sage leaves
Combine all ingredients, cover and steep for an hour. Strain and sweeten with honey if desired.
Deodorizing Foot Bath
Soak the feet in the following solution:
1/2 cup white vinegar
5-6 Tbsp Epson salts
1 gallon warm water
Extract the juice from about 2 dozen radishes, add 1/4 teaspoon of glycerin. Pour into a squirt bottle and keep refrigerated. Squirt under arms after a bath or pour some into the palm of your hand and rub under the arms.
Apply the juice of fresh raw turnips under the arms
Sage Deodorizing Foot Powder
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 drops of Sage essential oil
Mix baking powder and oil in a plastic bag, shake well. Allow to dry. Break up any clumps that may have formed. Dust feet regularly with the powder and add a teaspoon in the shoes overnight.
Sage Foot Deodorant
Pulverize some dried or fresh sage, sprinkle the powder into shoes before wearing.
The following homemade mouthwashes will help you to eliminate bad breath and promote overall mouth and gum health.
Homemade Rosemary-Mint Mouthwash
2 1/2 cups distilled or mineral water
1 tsp fresh mint leaves
1tsp rosemary leaves
1 tsp anise seeds
Boil the water, add herbs and seeds, infuse for 20 minutes. Cool, strain and use as a gargle/mouthwash. If you wish to make up a larger quantity, double or triple the recipe then add 1 tsp of tincture of myrrh as a natural preservative.
Homemade Spearmint Mouthwash
6 ounces water
2 ounces vodka
4 teaspoons liquid glycerine
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
10-15 drops Spearmint essential oil
Boil water and vodka, add glycerine and aloe vera gel. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly. Add spearmint oil, shake well. Pour into bottle, cap tightly.
Homemade Fruit Teeth Cleaners
1. Rub a lemon rind on your teeth to remove brown stains. Rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward.
2. Clean your teeth with a fresh strawberry. Rub it over and between your teeth.
A very simple homemade mouthwash
Wash your mouth with half a glass of warm water containing a teaspoon of table salt.
Baking Soda Mouthwash
Mix 2 ounces of Water, 1/4 Teaspoon of baking soda or Sea Salt, 1 drop of Pure Peppermint Oil, and 1 drop of Tea Tree oil. This Homemade mouthwash recipe leaves a great refreshing minty taste in your mouth and helps prevent bad breathe.
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Also some Breath Freshners
Chew fresh parsley to sweeten the breath.
Chew fennel seeds to freshen the breath.
Chew anise seeds to freshen the breath.
Chew a few peppermint or spearmint leaves or drink a cup of peppermint tea.
Add 1 drop of myrrh oil to 1 cup of cooled, boiled water. Use as gargle/mouthwash.
Homemade Mint Tooth Paste
6 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons glycerin
15 drops peppermint
Mix thoroughly. Should be a tooth paste consistency. For flavor you can add a few drops of peppermint or wintergreen. Store in a container. You’ll be surprised with how fresh your mouth feels.
Hydrogen peroxide (a few drops)
Make a paste by combining the two ingredients. Use this paste on your teeth and also gently rub along your gums two times a week.
1/4 tsp peppermint oil
1/4 tsp spearmint
1/4 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup powdered orrisroot
1/4 cup water
1 tsp ground sage
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water until paste is desired thickness / consistency. Store at room temperature in a tightly covered jar.
Substitute 1/2 tsp each of oil of cinnamon and oil of cloves for peppermint/spearmint if desired.
Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
2 Tbsp dried lemon or orange rind
1/4 cup baking soda
2 Tsp salt
Place rinds in food processor, grind until peel becomes a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt then process a few seconds more until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight tin or jar. Dip moistened toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.
1 Tsp baking soda,
1/4 Tsp hydrogen peroxide
1 drop oil of peppermint
Mix to make a paste, dip toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.
1 Tsp of the Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1/4 Tsp Hydrogen peroxide
Mix into a paste and brush as usual.
Strawberry Tooth Cleanser
1 Tsp of the above Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1 Tbsp crushed ripe strawberries
Mix strawberries and powder into a paste and brush as usual.
Vanilla & Rose Geranium Toothpaste
1/2 ounce powdered chalk
3 ounces powdered orris root
4 teaspoons of tincture of vanilla
15 drops oil of rose geranium
Honey, enough to make a paste
Combine all ingredients and mix until you have a paste the consistency you like. Store in an airtight container. Use a clean stick (popsicle) to scoop paste onto brush. Store the stick in same container.
Ben Franklin’s Toothpaste
Mix into a paste and rub on teeth for whiteness.
Lemon Clove Tooth Cleanser
Small amount of finely powdered sage
1 ounce of finely powdered myrrh
1 pound powdered arrow root
3 ounces powdered orris root
20 drops oil of lemon
10 drops oil of cloves
12 drops oil of bergamot
Rub oils into the powdered ingredients until thoroughly mixed
Simple toothpaste mixture
Bicarbonate of soda
Mix 3 parts bicarbonate of soda with one part salt. Add 3 tsp of glycerine for every 1/4 cup of this mixture, then add enough water to make a thick paste. Add a few drops of peppermint oil for better taste
Fruit teeth cleaners
1.Rub a lemon rind on your teeth to remove brown stains. Rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward.
2.Clean your teeth with a fresh strawberry. Rub it over and between your teeth.
Home remedies for Wrinkles and lines on face
1) Apply the leftover eggwhites in the bottom of the shell to the lines under your eyes
2) Apply odorless castor oil to the crepe-like skin under the eyes or on the throat.
3) Prick 3 capsules of vitamin E and drain into small bowl. Add 2 tsps plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice. Apply to face with cotton ball. Leave on skin for about 10 minutes. Rinse.
4) ¼ cup comfrey infusion
¼ cup witch hazel
10 drops patchouli essential oil
Mix well. Store in a clean bottle. Apply to effected areas with a cotton ball.
Coconut oil Wrinkle Treatment
Apply coconut oil on the portions of skin and face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every night at bedtime.
Nonsurgical Face Lift – Home remedies
Combine a handful of strawberries, a handful of grapes, 1/2 pear, 1/2 apple and 1 oz. orange juice in a blender. Apply a thin layer of honey to face, then apply fruit mixture to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH balancer.
Anti aging Face Lift Mask Recipe
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 med. banana – peeled
1 vitamin E capsule
Mash together cream and banana. Stir in contents of capsule.
Smooth onto face and neck.
Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes.
Wipe off with damp cloth. Your face will feel smooth and soft
Natural Acne Remedies
1) Make a face pack of bran plus baking soda and water. Mix into a paste, apply to the face, leaving on for 15 minutes. Rinse with solution of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 8 parts water.
2) Parsley: Use an infusion of fresh parsley to wash the skin
3) Mint: Peppermint is an excellent antiseptic wash for acne.
4) Garlic: Peel and mash eight cloves of fresh garlic. Apply to face avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with a warm cloth. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH balancer.
5) Wine: Breakouts can be controlled by applying wine with a cotton ball, white wine for fair skin, red wine for darker complexions.
6) After washing skin rinse with any of the following herb infusions:
a) chamomile which is purifying
b) yarrow to eliminate toxins
c) catnip which is an antiseptic
d) lavender which is antiseptic
e) thyme which is a strong germ killer
7) Dilute some lemon juice with water, dab pimple with solution to kill germs, cool inflamation and improve blood circulation.
8) Purchase or make your own calendula(marigold) ointment. Apply to reduce inflamation and speed healing. Or make an infusion and apply as a compress to the skin.
Home remedies for treating warts
Warts are raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ. It is a non-cancerous skin growth caused by the HPV virus.
There are four main types of these growths caused by a virus:
1) Plantar warts (on the soles of the feet)
2) Hand warts
3) Genital warts
4) Flat warts (which can appear anywhere)
They are contagious and capricious. Sometimes warts disappear on their own and sometimes they make an encore appearance. Dermatologists burn them off with lasers or freeze them off with a nitrogen solution.
Here are some home remedies for warts:
1. Apply vitamin E oil to the surrounding skin, then crush a clove of raw garlic, place it on the wart, and cover it with an adhesive bandage. The raw garlic causes a blister to form, and the wart generally falls off within a week. Apply vitamin E oil to the area to help it heal.
2. Chop one raw onion in a dish, cover with salt and leave overnight. Apply the resulting juice to the warts twice a day, until they disappear.
3. Cut fresh pineapple into thin slices. Apply to warts several times a day until they are gone.
4. Apply the milky juice exuding from the stems of figs and leaves.
Note: It is always best to consult a dermatologist for treatment as soon as you see warts because they can spread.
Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening
1. Take a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tsp of salt. Make a paste. Apply this on the yellowish tint.
2. Use the inner white part of an orange peel to rub teeth for a lovely white shine.
3. Take half teaspoon of bi-carbonate of soda mixed with a little water to form a paste. Rub this on your teeth.
4. Dried & powdered Bay leaves combined with dried orange peel is an excellent whitener.