Milk of Magnesia

Milk Of magnesia

Years ago my momma had a friend that had really nice healthy looking skin and finally one day my mom asked her what she used on her skin and she said Milk Of Magnesia. So I started using it. I was always changing up my regimen because I had problem skin.

Milk of magnesia is a laxative that has been known to do a lot more than unclog the colon. I was recently reminded that Milk of Magnesia was great for acne. MOM dries up oil so that is what makes it so great for oily acne prone skin.

After washing your face rub the milk on your face to get rid of any breakouts.

Make-up trick: Rub Milk of Magnesia on your brows as a primer before you apply your make-up.

Rosehip Oil for Healthy Skin

Rosehip Oil

I have read about Rosehip oil. I have NEVER KNOWINGLY used this oil but I am interested in it because I have read that it helps with scars and helps promote healthy skin. You don’t have to be vain to want healthy beautiful skin.

I This will not be the last post on this topic because as I learn more and meet more people who have used it I will share more information about it.

Rosehip oil is cold pressed and extracted from seeds just like in the picture above from a wild rose-bush that grows in Chile. The oil is imported around the world. The rose-bush grows in cold rainy weather and is said to the beauty secret of the Chilean women.

The oil gives the skin vital nutrients to promote radiant and health. It can be used to help soothe renew and help keep up skin health. .

Ok so I know you want to know how this oil can help us right? Well for those of us who suffer from any of the problems bellow it can help us!

Rosehip oil is said to help with:
Stretch marks
UV damage from overexposure to the sun
Scars from surgery or burns
Eczema
Psoriasis
Wrinkles and premature skin aging
Hyper-pigmentation
Dermatitis
Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns
Age spots
Brittle nails
Dry and damaged hair
Rosehip oil is recommended for cosmetic use only.

As always to see the best results it takes patience and consistency. With all of these home remedies you can not expect these them to work over night. It would be great if they do and if it does for you that is wonderful but for most of us things take time. Give it a month. At Least! 🙂

Natural Teeth Whitening (Update/Healthier)

Sunflower Oil

I was watching the Wendy Williams show and she had a guest on her show, Cynthia Pasquela and she was on the show to talk about celebrity diets. I didn’t really care about the diet information but she really had great tips about teeth whitening. I loved her advice because it was much healthier than the baking soda advice that I had posted earlier. Cynthia said that there is an ancient Ayurvedic teeth whitening remedy. So to get whiter teeth you take a table spoon of oil and you swish it around in you mouth for about 10 to 15 mins and spit it out. The oil pulls the toxins from your mouth and helps with plaque and overall gum health. I’m glad i found this information to share in a quick post. The last post was a good one and something that a few followers said was tried and true. I was hesitant when I first posted it just because if it isn’t done right you can erode your enamel and I was worried about putting that information out there so this one is much better and healthier. Thanks to all of the people who shared their tooth whitening secrets in the last post.

Natural Teeth Whitening (Dr. Oz recipe)

Baking Soda
I know some of us are obsessed with getting whiter teeth. Some people are downright passionate about getting that Hollywood bright smile. I applaud those who care about their personal appearance and oral hygiene but let’s not get carried away. People are going to great lengths to get that perfect smile. For one aiming for perfection is an endless quest that most of us will never reach so I am always one to say just be the best you, you can possibly be and be happy with you if it’s not a health issue and I do mean physical and mental health. The great lengths I am referring to is far beyond whitening strips but I am talking about Vaneers which are teeth that are places over your natural teeth after the dentist has shaved your natural teeth down to nubs. Most people in Hollywood have opted for that procedure to get that white smile. Don’t thing that all celebrities wake up that way or that they are using whitening strips like some of us at home. By the way I am not against whitening strips at all I have friends who use them and it works for them and they swear by them and that is great but for Vinegarandwater, I am giving a more natural option and more inexpensive alternative. All of those teeth whitening products can get expensive and who knows what’s really in them? I sure don’t. So I looked up some natural recipes and I came across this recipe by Dr. Oz. I know baking soda is a natural whitener period. You can use it to lighten your skin, lighten scars and it is in most whitening toothpaste. I will say use this sparingly because you can damage your enamel. But it will work. So this recipe is directly the Oz website.

White Teeth
By posting this picture I am not saying your teeth will get this white. It is just a picture.

Dr. Oz’s Teeth Whitening Home Remedy

Ingredients
Baking Soda
Lemon

Directions
In a small bowl, mix a little bit of baking soda with the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon. The mixture should bubble slightly.
Using a cotton swab, wipe saliva and excess plaque from your teeth before brushing on the mixture. Leave the mixture on your teeth for a minute before gently brushing it off with a toothbrush.

Don’t leave the mixture on your teeth for any longer than a minute; the acid erode tooth enamel

Bathe Like A Queen

MIlk

I have been meaning to do a post on milk baths but I just never got around to it. Milk baths are often associated with romance and sensuality but I learned that a milk bath can really help with getting rid of dead skin cells. It has been said that Queen Cleopatra had one of the most successful beauty regimens known. She was said to have had a beautiful even complexion due to her milk baths. Now I wasn’t really looking for Cleopatra’s milk bath originally but I do remember hearing about this and her formula seems to be the most popular. Milk has Lactic Acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid. It is gentle and can be found in a lot of beauty products and is said to be an effective anti-aging skin treatment. So it sounds good to me! I doubt if anyone really has the original recipe because I found many recipes claiming to be the Cleopatra milk bath but you can change this recipe  based on your needs and the supplies you have.

4 cups Powdered Milk
2 cups Sea Salt
1 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Epsom Salt
1/2 cup Citric Acid
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Tangerine or Sweet Orange Essential Oil

TO MAKE: Mix all the dry ingredients in a large, non-porous bowl and work out any clumps. Separate 1-2 cups of the dry mixture into a smaller glass measuring cup or bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Combine the wet mixture back into the dry mix and blend together until evenly dispersed. Package as desired.
TO USE: Add a few tablespoons to warm bath water and enjoy.

Recipe from here

DIY Waxing

DIY Wax
Waxing can be expensive especially if you are getting the whole shebang from head to toe. I know some people like to wax at home and some of us wouldn’t dare do such a thing out of fear. The OTC wax kits take a lot of trial and error and often times they just don’t work. I found a video for a DIY wax kit. I like that there are so many things that we can do ourselves but sometimes I think there is a reason for professionals and this is one of those times. Waxing is painful and scary and if you do not know what you are doing it can be a little dangerous. But for arms and legs I think DIY waxing is ok, it’s the more sensitive areas that I am not sure about. But for you dare devils out there here is a video I found for a DIY wax kit. Please be careful with this.

Homemade Foot Soak

Foot Soak

 

I was thinking about something relaxing for all of the busy bees out there. When I am on the run all day and finally get to sit down, I love a good foot soak. I just dump things in my water without any real measurements so I had to look up some measurements just for those who need it. The water temperature is at personal preference.  Use 2 to 3 tablespoons per gallon of water used.

 

Basic

1 part Epsom salts
1 part Baking soda
drops of choice EO (optional)

Chamomile Tea

4 bags chamomile tea or mint tea
1/8 cup dried parsley
4 drops EO of choice

Steep in 1 gallon of hot water for 10 minutes before using.

Info modified from here

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