1C sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tsp salt 2-3 tsp lemon juice or your preferred acid Sugar at this stage is very sensitive to heat. If your wax is too sticky and runs thru your fingers, it is cooked to low. If your wax is hard, it is cooked to hot. cook this at no lower then 235, no higher then 240. Cold water to test temp w/o thermometer: Drop a string into a cup of cold water. If it gets hard, it was too hot, if it is sticky, it is too cold and if it is like taffy, it is just right.
Wedding-day white teeth! My dentist actually told me about this. Use a little toothpaste, mix in one teaspoon baking soda plus one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, half a teaspoon water. Thoroughly mix then brush your teeth for two minutes. Remember to do it once a week until you have reached the results you want. Once your teeth are good and white, limit yourself to using the whitening treatment once every month or two.
Once a week for 20 minutes, sit in a hot bath that contains a handful of Epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and a half cup of baking soda. This combo draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones, and balances your pH levels.
Winter months are cozy but all that warmth from the fireplace can wreak havoc on your skin. So take time out at least once a week to give yourself a little at-home spa treatment with one of these DIY beauty recipes.
Home made body butter: 1½ cups of coconut oil, measured as solid 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons zest of grapefruit or other citrus (substitute essential oil to preference) Instructions Mix all together until combined and smooth. Transfer to a container and cover.