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Friday, March 5, 2010

13 Wonderful Ways to Use Epsom Salts

13 Wonderful Ways to Use Epsom Salts

Growing up, Epsom Salt was a staple item in our medicine cabinet. Mom was old school, no matter what the problem was outside of a broken bone.. You were instructed to soak in Epsom Salt and lay down. I remember after giving birth to my daughter, here come mom with her zip loc bag of Epsom Salt to the hospital- she demanded that I soak.. I was VERY hesitant-but I complied and GUESS WHAT? the soreness.. aches.. and pain.. went away.. Mama always knew best :) Listed below are some NEW and OLD school uses for Epsom Salt (which can be purchased at you local drug store or retailer such as Walmart or target)

* Relaxing and Sedative Bath - Soak in warm water and 2 cups of Epsom Salt.

* Face Cleaner - To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt with your regular cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

* Homemade Skin Mask - Apply the mask to damp skin. For normal to oily skin, mix 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of nonfat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt. For normal to dry skin mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt.

* Foot Soak
- Soothe aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.

* Skin Exfoliator - Massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over your wet skin, starting with your feet and continuing up towards the face. Have a bath to rinse.

* Remove Excess Oil from Hair - Epsom Salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.

* Hairspray - Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom Salt. Combine, cover, and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo as normal.

* Hair Volumizer - Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and Epsom Salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

* Soak Sprains and Bruises - Epsom Salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups Epsom Salt to a warm bath, and soak.

* Splinter Remover - Soak in Epsom Salt, it will draw out the splinter.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

As Seen on Etsy

Au Naturale by Mz. Sixx - A one-stop shop for all your natural haircare needs, from shampooing to styling! This shop will cater to those who wish to use all-natural products for their skin and hair, as well as finding supplies for DIY haircare and maintenance. Although hair products are my niche, many items are multipurpose, and can be used on the body, hands, feet and face. Suggested applications will be posted in the listing.

Oliba specializes in fresh, all natural, organic handmade soap products, that are environmentally friendly and a hundred percent junk free (with no added synthetics, preservatives, or animal products).

Mouth watering scents of naturally made products…rich butters such as Shea & Mango, the finest oils, & Dead Sea salts all work together in unison to gently soften your skin back to the days before tanning beds, crazy ex boyfriends, & the monthly shock of your American Express bill.

A truly seductive confection whipped up light and fluffy with the sensual indulgence of rich butters and oils to bring back softness and moisture to your skin without ever leaving a greasy film behind.

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Skin loving goat milk & shea butter cold process soap with orange essential oil & dried orange peel for gentle exfoliatiion. Gently cleans with out drying. Excellent facial soap.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NAPPY- FREE E-Book For Girls

Nappy is a short picture book letting young black girls know how beautiful they & their hair is. After much thought George Cook, author, decided to make the eBook free in the hopes that it's message would reach more of our young black girls. Read the book and leave your opinions.

Read the book by using the link below. Please share with others by sending them to the page:

George Cook
Author of Nappy


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