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DIY Applesauce and Wheat Germ Moisturizing Mask Recipe

I love this mask for two reasons:  It is soothing on sunburned skin and because I can so much applesauce each year.  You're supposed to use fresh applesauce, but I use my home canned or frozen applesauce.  I don't add sugar or anything except water and apples, so it is safe.  Be careful using store bought applesauce because many varieties have high fructose corn syrup and sugar added.  Look for a natural version that contains only water and apples.  Making your own is even better. To make applesauce, peel, core, and seed the apples.  Simmer in a little bit of water until mushy and mash with a fork or run in the food processor.  If you have a food mill, it makes it even easier to make your own applesauce! This moisturizing face mask is perfect for dry or sensitive skin.  It's also very soothing for sunburned or wind damaged skin. Links below may be affiliate links.  By using these links to shop, you help support my blog. DIY Applesauce and Wheat Germ Moisturizing M

Fisherman Soap Recipe Perfect for Father's Day - No Lye!

Waaaaaay back in the day, I sold bath and body products.  I made soap, lip balm, lotion, and bath salts on eBay and locally.  This was back before Etsy and just after Etsy opened, so eBay and my own website were my only options.  My husband was a mechanic at a marine dealership.  I heard about this fisherman soap, and who better to test it than a bunch of fishermen at the shop? I made a few bars and gave out some samples.  Within a few weeks, I had several orders.  I filled those and made more for the shelf.  This stuff sold better than any other product that I had! This soap naturally masks the human smell from your hands.  Use it before touching bait to attract more fish.  Many men also use it before hunting so the animals can't smell them in the woods. This recipe doesn't use lye because it uses a soap base.  If you've never made soap, you can find complete directions here . This post may contain affiliate links.  When someone purchases an item from these links,

How to Get Healthy Hair - Naturally!

I received a complimentary bottle of biotin from Eu Natural for this review.  All opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links, which means that I earn a percentage of each sale. I used to keep my hair pretty short because  it would get damaged fairly quickly.  Curly hair that is damaged means lots of unruly, frizzy curls, which is not an attractive sight!  I have my hair a little longer now, thanks to these tips on how to get healthy hair naturally.  Some of these give you instant gratification, but most take weeks or months to see a difference. Unfortunately, there's no way to permanently repair damaged hair.  Once the hair shaft is open, it remains open.  You'll have to cut it off to get rid of the damaged hair.  However, you can use products to close the shaft so hair appears healthy for days or weeks.  While you are doing this, you should also take very good care of new hair growth so it is healthy as it grows. How to Get Healthy Hair 1.  Hair Masks

Peaches and Cream Glow Facial Mask for Dry, Sensitive Skin

I think there are few things that smell better than peaches.  We have a large orchard with several kinds of peach trees.  I can them in slices and pie filling, but I do save a few for this peaches and cream glow facial mask.  This smells amazing, so it is one of my favorite DIY beauty mask recipes.  You might be tempted to taste a spoonful - or two or ten - before you use it.  Go ahead.  It's perfectly safe! This is a nourishing facial mask, and it's great dry, normal, or sensitive skin.  This makes one treatment.  Do not store leftovers.  Eat them instead! This is one of the easiest face masks to make.  It takes just a few minutes to make it, and the ingredients are easy to find in any grocery store.  You'll want to use a very ripe peach so it's easier to mash. Links in this post may be affiliate links.  Thanks for supporting my blog. Peach and Cream Glow Facial Mask What You Need 1/2 of a very ripe small peach 1 tablespoon heavy cream mortar and pest

DIY Deep Pore Cleaner Mask Recipe

If you have large pores, you can probably blame your parents.  Unfortunately, nothing can permanently shrink pore size, but you can make them appear smaller.  Scrubbing your face with gentle exfoliators helps remove dead skin cells and oil that collect in your pores.  When your pores are clean, they look smaller.  I usually have to use a deep pore cleaner recipe like this one once a week, but you might to use it more often. Just be careful not to do too much at a time.  If you exfoliate, wait a day or two before you use a mask.  Don't do both on the same day because you could irritate your skin. Personally, I like using the tomato.  But I will use the cucumber if I have it for another recipe.  Cucumber are calming, so they are better if you have sensitive skin. This mask is very soothing and has a slight astringent, so it will remove excess oil.  You can also use this as a scrub too. This post may contain affiliate links.  By using these links, you help support my blog. D

How to Tighten Skin Under Eyes - Naturally!

I've been a little quiet on social media and my blog this week.  I'm a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout leader, and this was our bridging over and crossover week.  As much as I love those kids, I am happy to be done with both for the year.  My daughter is now a Brownie, and my son is a Bear.  I am a little sad that we only have three years of Cubs left, but that makes a total of 9 years as a leader!   I've been so sleep deprived that my eyes are really showing it.  For me, bags under my eyes age me more than gray hair and fine lines.  I had to find out how to tighten skin under eyes naturally.  Here are several ways that will help.  Some will help right away, and others take a little longer.  How to Tighten Skin Under Eyes

How to Get Rid of Dry, Cracked Heels

It's time for flip flops and sandals! I know my feet could use some attention after the long winter, how about yours? Dry, cracked heels aren't just unattractive--they can also let bacteria in to the body. Although not usually a medical concern, you'll feel better knowing that your feet are in top shape for summer. Here's not to safely and effectively remove dead skin and moisturize your feet. You might need to do this once a week until your feet are looking good. After that, moisturize daily. Dry winter air is what causes dry, cracked heels, but wearing sandals and open back shoes in the summer can also cause your skin to get cracked. The links used in this post may be affiliate links. By shopping from these links, you help support my blog. Thanks for your continued support. Exfoliate To find the healthy skin on your heels, you need to get rid of the dead skin.  If you haven't taken care of your feet in a while, you might need to do