I did this tonight and the pores on my nose look clearer and the red spots on my cheeks have shrunk. Think I'm going to do it twice a week and see how it goes. All Things NiNi: DIY Acne Mask: Honey, Baking Soda & Cinnamon - I know what I'm trying tonight! Always have a little acne and over the counter masks don't do the trick.
How to restore scratched and worn wood. Another pinner says: for watermarks - mix a thick paste of olive oil and salt and rub onto the wood - leave it for about 30 minutes. The salt draws out the moisture and the oil feeds the wood. Used this many, many times!
Tea Tree Oil, Aloe Vera, and Vita E for acne and acne scars
Make your own "resort quality" liquid hand soap for pennies (One good thing by Jillie)
a new homemade laundry detergent recipe I want to try...no grating! less storage space needed, make a gallon at a time; not five!
make sure that you have 4 teaspoons of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of plain yogurt, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 1 egg white. Mix all four ingredients together and let sit on your scars for 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes are done, simply rinse with warm water. Gotta try this!
Infusing oil is probably my favorite method of using natural colorants. It works for most natural colorants but we’ll talk about the ones that do better using a different method as we go along. When you infuse oil you don’t get the grainy speckled look you get when you add spice or herb powders to traced soap.
Color Soap Naturally – Infusing oil with herbs and spices
Foaming bath soap (bubbles?) from . . . Paula Deen.
10 Homemade Beauty and Spa Treatment
DIY Naturally Tinted Lip Balm ~ The Recipe: Ingredients -1 ounce coconut oil (2 tablespoons) -0.5 ounce olive oil (1 tablespoon) -0.25 ounce cocoa butter (1 1/2 teaspoon) -0.5 ounce beeswax (1 tablespoon) -1 teaspoon vitamin E oil -1/2 teaspoon essential oils (optional, but fun to experiment with) -Alkanet Root Powder to your color preference. To this recipe I add approx. 1-2 teaspoons.
beeswax naturally tinted lip balm
cheese sauce for cheese fries and nachos...no fake cheese needed
Ranch Dressing Mix 5 Tablespoons dried minced onions 7 teaspoon parsley flakes 4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder Mix together and store in an air tight container. For dressing: Mix 2 Tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise (I use Hain Safflower mayo) and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream. (I use buttermilk.) For dip: Mix 2 Tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream or kreme fresh. Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend nicely.
Homemade Ranch Dressing - REALLY, REALLY good!
German Pancakes 6 eggs 1 c milk 1 c flour 1/2 t salt 2 T butter, melted Combine eggs, milk, flour and salt in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour the butter into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; add the batter. Bake, uncovered, at 400 for 20 minutes. (Fun to watch bake, it puffs up then sinks as it sits to cut. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. ( so good made 1/08/13)
German Pancakes 6 eggs 1 c milk 1 c flour 1/2 t salt 2 T butter, melted Combine eggs, milk, flour and salt in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour the butter into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; add the batter. Bake, uncovered, at 400 for 20 minutes. (Fun to watch bake, it puffs up then sinks as it sits to cut. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.