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Natural Beauty: Behind Your Ears & in Your Belly Button

Hair Rinses
Brunette: after shampooing, rinse your hair with a mixture of half water and half apple cider vinegar. This will leave your hair clean, soft and will define your highlights.
Blonde: After shampooing, rinse your hair with a mixture of half water and half lemon juice. This will have a…


Natural Beauty: Face Products

So here’s the deal with skin care products…
I have been suffering from acne since I hit puberty at the ripe old age of 14. A battle I have been able to overcome after 10 years of struggling, thousands of dollars spent, and many poisons ingested. It tried every magic pill, cream and…


Thought of The Day: Are they flaws if I’m in love with them?


Natural Beauty: Behind Your Ears & in Your Belly Button

Hair Rinses

Brunette: after shampooing, rinse your hair with a mixture of half water and half apple cider vinegar. This will leave your hair clean, soft and will define your highlights.

Blonde: After shampooing, rinse your hair with a mixture of half water and half lemon juice. This will have a lightening effect on your hair. keep the lemon out of your eyes!!

 

Your Other Parts

Mouth rinse
Brew a cup of organic peppermint tea and add a teaspoon of rosemary leaves. Steep for a few minutes, let cool, strain, and pour into a bottle. This will keep in the fridge for a 5 days.

Tooth Whitener

Rub the inside of an orange rind on your teeth. Quick, easy and a great way to use up those peels!

Vegetable Oil Nail Strengthener

2 tsp castor oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp wheat germ oil

Pour all ingredients into a sealable bottle and shake well.

  • Rub a small amount of the mixture onto your nails
  • Leave on for 3-5 minutes
  • Wipe off with a cotton pad

 

Hawaiian Body Scrub
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp freshly grated, peeled ginger
Zest from one lemon

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well. Scrub your body lightly with the mixture and rinse well. This can be kept in the fridge for one week.


Natural Beauty: Face

So here’s the deal with skin care products…

I have been suffering from acne since I hit puberty at the ripe old age of 14. A battle I have been able to overcome after 10 years of struggling, thousands of dollars spent, and many poisons ingested. It tried every magic pill, cream and elixir you could possibly imagine. It never occurred to me to just… Go natural, Be natural, and do less. We’ve all heard that saying, less is more and this couldn’t be more true! Back to basics I say! Use the ingredients mother nature gave you; and save a few bucks as well. So try these beautiful recipes and give your skin the natural healing it deserves!

      Exfoliate this!

1 lemon
1 tsp Cane sugar
1 tsp Salt

In a small bowl mix all ingredients until you have a thick paste. Scrub until the sugar has dissolved, rinse off, and dry.

 

Facial Steamer

This is the perfect ritual to open up those pores and get all that gunk out! It’s like a little spa treatment, at home!

Boil a large pot of water. Drape a large towel over your head Virgin Mary styles, and place your head over the steam. Breathe and relax for three to five minutes. If you have acne you can add a little cider vinegar or a few drops of peppermint oil to the mix. Just KEEP YOUR EYES CLOSED!!!

Refresh Toner

Mix aloe vera juice with an equal amount of water in a travel size shampoo container. Apply to your face with a cotton ball after cleansing for a soothing and toner.

    Apple Toner

1 apple, seeds removed and thinly cut
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup witch hazel

Place the apple in a small saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool, then strain out the chunks. Stir in the witch hazel and pour into a bottle or jar. Apply to skin using a clean cotton ball.

 

 

 

Margarita a la face

Take a ripe avocado, mash it well. Add 1 tsp of mesquite and juice of a quarter lime and mix. Apply to face, leaving for a 10 minutes. This is great if your skin is thirsty and looking for a good moisturizing.

Skin porridge

 Mash a banana and add ground oatmeal until you have a paste. Wash face and apply to skin, let sit for 15-30 mins. Fantastic as a moisturizing mask replacement!

If you want an energizing morning mask add 1 tbsp of raw cacao oowder to your skin porridge. The natural caffeine in the cacao will wake you up!

 

Zit be gone Treatments

Sour Rose: Mix the juice of a fresh lemon with rosewater and leave on your face for a few minutes. Rinse off with filtered water.

Super food for Super Skin: apply the juice of fresh cut ginger to acne pimples once a day. The ginger will calm the acne inflammation.

Vacation water: Salt, apple cider vinegar and water applied to the face will help reduce inflammation and eruptions.

Mojito Toner : Brew a pot of Dandelion and Mint, let steep, and pour into a bottle. This will keep for 5 days. Apply with a cotton ball before bed.

Pre-Tea: Tea tree oil gently dabbed on the acne sores will help clear them up.

 


Do you Know What You Are Missing?

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?


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Thought Of the Day

Thought of the Day

Today is hump day; therefore, stay beautiful…