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Last post Fri, Feb 3 2012 8:09 AM by Falconinburgundy. 4 replies.
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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 10:39 AM

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    Beauty at Home

    There is so much we can make at home. Bath and beauty products are one of them. If you make your own, share which solutions work for you.

    If you are new to being frugal then check out the great ideas our more experienced members have and try something new. You may find a cheap alternative to expensive cosmetics and facial products.

    The Dollar Stretcher Community Manager

  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 10:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Beauty at Home

    baking soda and salt facial I use to make a paste and rinse off I use it on the nose and chin then I use witch hazel to get what ever the paste left on off.. I used it for years helps with the zits.

  • Fri, Feb 3 2012 2:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Beauty at Home

    Nice post. Turmeric,curd, sandal and cream mix all these and apply on face and wash it off after 20 min. Face look bright and shiny.


  • Fri, Feb 3 2012 3:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Beauty at Home

    Organic coconut oil... for the skin... for the hair.. and also for your food! Same with hemp olive and olive oil as well. Other edibles that can be used for skin/hair... Avocados for a moisturizing face or hair mask... raw egg or beer rinse for body boost to the hair... oatmeal, papaya seed, sugar, sea salt scrubs... pumpkin puree enzyme rich face mask... fresh aloe vera for soothing/healing moisturizer... mint and cucumber to reduce puffy eyes or face...


    I could be here all day, this topic if my forte! The ideas above are a great start though!

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Fri, Feb 3 2012 8:09 AM In reply to

    Re: Beauty at Home

     My latest DIY beauty discovery his also now my favorite: vitamin C serum. So easy to make and use, so cheap it's ridiculous, and very effective. The serums at the store go for $20-100+ for a 30 day supply, and while my skin loves C serum, I just couldn't realistically pay that much. I found a website, on accident, a few weeks ago that told me how to make my own, and the stuff is like magic!

    7 ml distilled water (I use rose water, because I like the smell)

    3 ml glycerin (you can leave his out and increase the water by this amount if you prefer)

    1 g. l-asorbic acid crystals (I got mine at Vitamin Shoppe for $9.99, and the tub will last me until I die, I imagine)

    Mix only in plastic or glass (l-asorbic acid is reactive with metal), shaking/stirring until dissolved. Store in refrigerator in tinted bottle. Apply as with normal vitamin c serum!

    I also love my sugar & salt scrubs, coconut oil for my skin (sounds like BB also loves this), and tea bags for my eyes when I've had a bad night's sleep!

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