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Homemade Beauty Product Problems, Questions, Etc.
December 2, 2009
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My hair grows so fast, that when I did get the wild idea to color it, it had to be touched up after 3 weeks, it was just too much, so I let it grow out and live with the salt & pepper.  So what, I'm 60 and I earned each and every one of the white hairs!!

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December 3, 2009
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Yes I think it takes a confident person to let their hair go 'au natural'….it feels good! And it's cheap too. I agree…we've earned every grey/white hair we have and we should wear it with pride! Fork

December 3, 2009
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Pete…I've had people ask me if I had my hair coloured like this (I'm silver/white on top and have very dark brown (under) hair at the nape of my neck)  Who in their right mind would dye their hair grey and brown…other than for Halloween!!!   Oh well…I see it as FREEDOMFork

December 3, 2009
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\me, I am just glad to have hairLaughLaughSalt and Pepper,who cares.I heartily agree with JeannieB ,those I havent earned,I got out of sheer frightSmile

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December 11, 2009
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Here's one more homemade beauty product:

http://ambersambry.blogspot.com/2009/03/hand-balm-tutorial.html

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January 5, 2010
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Another great sounding alternative to the expensive brands! 

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January 5, 2010
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Aha!Luckily,I have everything on hand to make this!Happy Feet

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January 5, 2010
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Also just wanted to say how much I love the honey/lemon facial wash. Everyone I gifted loved the vanilla brown sugar body scrub too, and I love what it does for my feet and elbows!

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February 2, 2010
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I used the chocolate face mask tonight……….AMAZING!  My face feels so wonderful right now…….and I had to make a 3 minute cake, too, it made me so hungry sitting here with chocolate on my face! Laugh  I used some of my homemade yogurt, too! Shimmy

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February 3, 2010
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February 3, 2010
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oh, even men use face masks!!!  evidently the chocolate is as good for the skin as it is for eating Yes

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April 1, 2010
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Bumping this topic up for MrsFuzz!

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April 1, 2010
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Great topic!  Thanks for bumping it up.  I had missed it.

April 1, 2010
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I posted about this guy in the other thread, and just FYI I thought I’d post it here as well.  I still haven’t researched the author any further, but I think his info could be helpful.  I saw this author on a morning show who is a botonist and he sounds like he’s got some real practical ideas as far as making lotions, creams and such.  He mentioned other things like help for sore throat etc, but on the show I saw he focused on the ‘beauty aid’ things.  I’m going to try to find his book at the library first.

His name is James Wong and his book is called “Grow Your Own Drugs”  (no not THOSE kind of drugs!!!!!)  There’s a few You Tube features out there too.  I’m sorry I don’t have better info, I was busy at the time so I’ll have to look into it more.  He seemed to make a lot of sense though and he gave a basic list of what is good to have on hand for making lotions etc, I just wish I’d paid more attention but as I said, I was busy.

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April 6, 2010
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Hair coloring… I’ve colored my hair at the salon for years.  Now, with age, it’s grey at the front and faded brown everywhere else.  I’m tired of putting chemical coloring on it, so started investigating Henna.  We have a huge East Indian community here, and Mehndi (Henna Body Art) is commonly practiced.  Turns out that most Henna available in stores has metallic salts and dyes in it.  Real Henna is only ever red.  The best quality is that used for Mehndi, as it must be pure to put so much on one’s hands and feet.  I used to Henna my hair back in the 80’s and it always came out a brassy red.  Turns out I was using the wrong kind of Henna, and preparing it improperly.  According to the info I now have, from the HennaVancouver website, if done right, the color progresses over time:  “One can liken the colors of henna to those of the Autumn season:  
Green leaves changing to shades of burnt orange, red, burnished rust, brown
and burgundy…”

 

I just bought 300 grams of Mehndi Henna from HennaVancouver, and will prepare it according to this site’s instructions:  http://www.hennaforhair.com/  .

 

I’ll let you know how it turns out, if you are interested!  Anyone else have success with Henna?

 

 

April 8, 2010
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I’m definately going to try that oil cleansing!  I was taught way back not to scrub, and to use VERY little soap at all.  I still only use soap very sparingly on my face, and only once a day, I use plain water before bed and moisturize then exactly because of what it says there about if you strip all the oil from your skin, your body goes into overdrive to replace it.  I’ve never had a bad problem with blemishes, and have always been told my skin was nice… but yeah, time marches on so I’m going to try this.  Thanks for posting this MrsFuzz!

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April 8, 2010
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Several really good ideas on that site, MrsFuzz!  They all make so much sense.  (And so frugal, always an excellent extra benefit.)

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April 8, 2010
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castor oil………hmmmmm, that used to be a friday morning shot before going to school………and it’s good to clean the face!

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April 9, 2010
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I didn’t post this before as I thought you may all think me a ‘little strange’,Surprised Laughbut on the odd occasion these days that I wear make up I always use baby oil as a cleanser to remove every last speck.  I just drip it onto damp cotton wool and wipe.  To remove waterproof mascara easily just hold the pad onto the closed eye area for about 10-20 seconds and gently wipe, repeat if required.  Then when it’s all removed I wipe over my face with plain dampened cotton wool – it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.

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April 9, 2010
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Oh nothing strange about that, Rose!  Even before I became more of a frugal mindset, I was using baby oil to remove makeup.  Even then, I couldn’t see buying a separate oil in a teeny, tiny bottle to take my mascara off!  Laugh  Now, I just don’t wear much makeup!

 

That’s what the lady in that link MrsFuzz posted up above (castor oil & olive oil) used, too……..she washed her face with the oils at night, it removed the makeup too……..everything all in one!

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