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Natural Body Recipes

Eye Make-up Remover: Mix one tablespoon of castor oil with one tablespoon olive oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil. Wipe the mixture on with a tissue, wait a minute or so, then wipe.

Facial Scrub: Put uncooked oatmeal through the blender, but stop before it is a powder. Wet your face and hands with warm water, massage the oatmeal over your wet skin, then rinse with cool water.

Facial Mask: Add two tablespoons of honey to half a cup of uncooked oatmeal, and apply this to your face. Rinse off after a half hour.

Nail Whitener: Dip your fingers into a small dish of hydrogen peroxide. Rinse your fingers afterwards.

Facial Cleanser: Add 1-1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice to 1/2 cup of yogurt (plain); and add 1 tablespoon of jojoba, coconut oil or olive oil. Mix well before using, and rinse well afterwards.

Age Spot Lightener #1: Dab areas with undiluted Natural Apple Cider Vinegar and leave on overnight. You can add a bandage to keep the area moist longer.

Age Spot Lightener #2: Mix Natural Apple Cider Vinegar with an equal amount of lemon juice and apply. Don't rinse it off.

Pimple Remover #1: Dab white toothpaste (not gel) or Milk of Magnesia directly onto pimple before bedtime, giving it time to dry. Keep on overnight. A pimple that is just an itch or pain under the skin will go away. A new pimple will shrink and may even be gone by morning. (See more in the "Pimples" section on our home remedies site.)

Pimple Remover #2: Wash and rinse your face before bedtime. Onto damp skin, dab a mixture of one part Natural Apple Cider Vinegar and three parts water with a cotton ball. Don't rinse this off. Your skin will be super soft, and much clearer by morning. A forehead full of very small blemish bumps should be all clear in one or two days. (See more on Acne on our home remedies site.)

Deodorant #1: Half Natural Apple Cider Vinegar and half water. Put on wet or dry skin. (The vinegar smell will not last.)

Deodorant #2: Strong black tea. Put on wet or dry skin.

Deodorant #3: A tablespoon of baking soda mixed with a teaspoon of cornstarch. Put on damp skin.

Deodorant #4: Sage leaf. Put on wet or dry skin.

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Moisturizing Skin

To rub under your eyes, go from the end of your eyebrow toward your nose or you'll encourage wrinkles. Dab on moisturizer instead of rubbing it in under the eyes.

When moisturizing your neck, rub up instead of down to not cause sagging.

Wearing rubber gloves to wash dishes will keep your hands from drying out. Do double duty by putting lotion on your hands before putting on the gloves (you may need gloves one size larger than you are used to for this) and let the hot water "cook" that lotion deep into your skin.

Moisturize skin when it is wet. It takes longer to rub the lotion in this way, but water is really what the skin is lacking.

Soaking in the tub too long will rob your body of moisture.

Bathing in water that is too hot will rob your body of moisture.

The best moisturizing is done from the inside. Drink lots of water every day - not soda or coffee, but water.

Cutting out fat will help you lose weight, but cutting out too much will leave your skin extremely dry and itchy.

Cook with coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. On top of being a much healthier fat, it is actually good for health. One of its possible benefits is lower cholesterol.

For deep moisturizing: Take a shower before bedtime, and barely blot off water with a towel. Rub Vaseline all over to lock in the moisture. Then, put on pajamas and socks. The pajamas and socks will keep your sheets clean and double the moisturing power of the Vaseline.

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