D.I.Y. Makeup Brush Cleaner

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Gently clean dirt and makeup from makeup brushes with this gentle and easy brush cleaning recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well
  • Dip the end of your makeup brushes in the mixture
  • Massage the bristles; loosening up makeup and dirt
  • Rinse makeup brushes under running water
  • Let brushes air dry after reshaping any misshapen brush heads
  • Discard mixture after use

Helpful Sunburn Remedies

Sunburn

Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

 

Aside from the common “apply aloe vera gel” to soothe a painful sunburn, here are a couple more useful and very helpful remedies that you should keep in mind when you are looking for sunburn relief!  (And better yet, most of the stuff you probably already have in your kitchen!)

  • Add 1 tsp. baking soda into a quart of cool water and apply the mixture with a washcloth to the sunburned areas
  • Apply aloe from an aloe plant
  • Apply grated potatoes to sunburned skin  (The starch from the potatoes helps to soothe and cool)
  • Add black or green tea to bathwater (or apply tea bags to affected area)
  • Apply egg whites for an instant cooling sensation
  • Apply vinegar to prevent peeling

D.I.Y. Hairspray

Hairspray

Create your own hairspray at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 10 oz. water
  • 2 tbsp. vodka (plain/not flavored)

Directions:

  • Chop the lemon into pieces and place in a saucepan with the water
  • Bring lemon and water to a boil; cover and simmer for 20 minutes
  • Strain the mixture (to get rid of the lemon chunks)
  • Let the water/lemon mixture sit and cool
  • Once completely cool, transfer the mixture into a spray bottle
  • Add the vodka to the spray bottle and mixture; shake a couple of times

*Shake well before each use

Baking Soda Hair Rinse

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Rinse away impurities and dirt from your hair and leave it looking shiny and healthy with this hair rinse!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup warm water

Directions:

  • Add the baking soda to the warm water; dissolve
  • After shampooing hair, apply the hair rinse
  • Gently massage into hair and scalp for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Relaxing Foot Soak for Callused Feet

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Give tired and callused feet a break with this relaxing and softening foot soak!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda (for each gallon of water you use)
  • Water

 

Directions:

  • Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to each gallon of water you use (1 gallon water = 1/2 cup baking soda); mix well
  • Let feet soak in water mixture for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with lotion

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

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This hair rinse will leave hair looking super shiny and healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 sprigs chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups warm water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (except the water); mix well
  • Store the mixture in a cool and dry place (not the fridge) for a week
  • Dilute a third of the mixture with the water; mix well
  • After shampooing hair, apply the mixture
  • Let sit for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner for Acne

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Tone your face while banishing and preventing acne with this facial toner!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 oz. water
  • 4 bags green tea
  • 1 bag chamomile tea
  • 10-15 drops tea tree oil
  • 10-15 drops jojoba oil
  • 10 aspirin pills (plain)

Directions:

  • Pour the apple cider vinegar into a container
  • Boil the water and steep the tea bags in it for 30 minutes; let cool
  • Remove tea bags and squeeze out any excess water
  • Add the tea water as well as the oils to the container with the apple cider vinegar
  • Crush the aspirin pills so that they are a fine powder; add to the container with the other ingredients
  • Strain the toner mixture using a coffee filter to remove any excess chucks/bits of aspirin
  • Apply to face using a cotton ball or soft tissue