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How to Make Homemade Shaving Cream

How to Make Homemade Shaving Cream

How to Make Homemade Shaving Cream

Shaving is a natural part of the woman’s world. It is also a part of a man’s world. I don’t know about you, but I hate paying between $3-$7 for a decent shaving cream. Not to mention that they usually come in aerosol cans and those are definitely not good for the environment. Now I know that the shaving creams we buy are awesome. Why? Well they’re scented! Yep, you’re paying that much money for an artificial scent! Well I’m going to show you how to make your own Homemade Shaving Cream, whether you want it scented or unscented.

Homemade Shaving Cream

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July 26, 2013

Homemade Foot Scrub

Homemade Foot Scrub

Homemade Foot Scrub

If you are looking for a great gift for a special person, this homemade foot scrub is the perfect thing. It is made with natural and organic ingredients and is inexpensive and easy to make. My mom and I made this foot scrub and it feels so luxurious and awesome. Your feet will feel so soft and delicate for days.

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Beauty from the Pantry: Going Brunette Naturally

Going Brunette Naturally

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As women we love to change our look, especially our hair color. We just used lemon and chamomile to dye our hair blonde, but fall and winter is coming and we want a darker look. This is where dark tea or coffee comes into play. This is a one ingredient hair colorant, and completely natural way to be brunette.

Again we want to stay healthy and keep our hair healthy. Forget the “But I want my hair done now!” notion, and do this instead. Let’s try and keep chemicals as far away from us as possible.

Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups of Coffee or dark brewed tea (cooled or luke warm)


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Beauty from the Pantry: Turn Your Hair Blonde Naturally

Going Blonde Naturally

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Do you remember that spray called “Sun In”? You sprayed it in your hair and then you either blow dried it or went out into the sun. Like most hair lightening products, it was loaded with chemicals that actually burnt and damaged your hair. Let’s not even talk about hair dyes! I mean Ammonia. In. Your. Hair! While it does give your hair the color you want almost instantaneously, the damage is almost irreversible, unless you cut it off and start all over.

I know that today, we want everything RIGHT NOW, without thinking about the chemicals we are putting into our bodies. Whenever we put something in our hair, our scalp absorbs it all. Part of trying to live a greener life, a healthier life, is making little changes. I’m going to give you a recipe for a blond hair dye. It’s all natural ingredients, and while it takes a few times of repeating the process the outcome is gorgeous and healthy! This is perfect to do during the summer time to get that sun touched look. All you need to turn your hair blonde naturally are two ingredients!

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Turn Your Hair Blonde Naturally

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups lemon juice (use more for longer hair)
  • 3-4 cups chamomile tea (brewed and cooled off)

Directions

  • Dampen your hair
  • Mix lemon juice and chamomile tea together
  • Pour the mixture over your hair
  • Sit in the sun for about an hour or until your hair is dry
  • Rinse your hair with a good conditioner (probably one that you already made)

**Note** You may have to repeat this process everyday for several weeks until your desired result has been achieved. It’s a longer process but a healthier and greener one.

Lemon is a natural lightener, mostly because of the natural acids it contains. Chamomile, when brewed, is a beautiful pale yellow and will help lighten your hair to your desired color.

So be blonde the natural way. We would love to see pictures of your end result, share it with us under the comment section.

Thanks to Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker for these tips!

Check out more Beauty Tips!

Check out our other Homemade/DIY projects:

How to Make Homemade Body Wash
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
DIY Hair Detangler Spray
Domestic Diva: Homemade Body Wash
Homemade Laundry Detergent
Homemade Liquid Handsoap

Natural Way to Be Blonde

Exfoliating With Strawberries

Exfoliating with strawberries

Open your bathroom mirror, your purse, your makeup bag, and yes even your linen closet, I know you have a secret stash of beauty products in there. Now take a close look, no, a really close look. How much of it do you REALLY use, before it becomes just another clumped up mess at the bottom of your trash can? If you’re like me I know how much that hurts our pocket, not to mention your skin. I can almost bet, and probably win, that you suffer from sensitive skin and those products are essential to you. Well, did you know that you can make almost every single one of those products that you just pitched without having to go to a specialty store? You can make these products in just minutes and from ingredients found in your very own pantry and for a fraction of the cost.

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