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.

Suga water for setting make-up

Ok maybe not sugar water but a glycerin and water. Same thing right? I am not a big make-up girl BUT I do know a little. Setting spray helps to keep make-up on your face and off of your clothes or your significant other during snuggle time. Setting spray can be EXPENSIVE.  MAC cosmetics sells their setting spray for US$21.00 and Urban Decay retails their version for about US$29.00.

So for a cheaper DIY version you will need:

SMALL spray Bottle

Water

Glycerin

Mix 1 part Glycerin with 3 parts water in your spray bottle and mix it up for a fresh batch of setting spray. This should be made in small amounts I would say for those people who wear make-up daily. Make enough for about 7 days in a small spray bottle.

Plain Yogurt For Acne Scars

Plain Yogurt

I have heard from several sources including good old Dr. Oz, that yogurt does awesome things for the skin. This plain yogurt recipe is for scne scars. So many people suffer from acne scars and most of them search years and years to find something to get rid of them. So I do my best to find solutions to scars. I found this recipe from a pin on Pinterest and I just had to share it here. If any irritation occurs discontinue use. And if you do not see mind-blowing results over night please remember to exude patience.

4 teaspoons of lemon juice

3 teaspoons of plain yogurt

4 tablespoons of honey

1 egg white.

Mix all four ingredients together and let sit on your scars for 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes are done, simply rinse with warm water.

Patchouli Oil

Patchouli Oil

Ok now this post might bring some people sweet fond memories or it can give some nightmares. Patchouli has a very special scent. I mean very special. It has an earthy, herbal, camping trip smell lol I mean it smells like it can wart off bad spirits or something. If anyone has smelled it they know what I mean. Ironically I read that is the scent of love and is said to be an aphrodisiac.

BUT patchouli is an anti-inflammatory agent; patchouli helps relieve acne, dermatitis and eczema.

I have learned a lot about patchouli working with my boss. She was receiving a lot of request from customers about a patchouli scented shea butter. So by popular demand she made one. I hear about the benefits of the oil all the time. I have heard customers say that it tones and tightens the skin and some of the older customers say the use it to fight wrinkles.

I found out that patchouli is in the mint family and is grown in Southeast Asia. The color of the oil varies depending on the aging process.

So this post is really just to tell you about other oils that are out there or for some to remind you of the things that you may have strayed away from. You can explore this further and see how it works for you.

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! 🙂

To My First 100

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So I got an email that I officially have 100 followers. I was so happy because I wasn’t even thinking this far ahead when I started this blog. This blog was started as an assignment for a course I was taking and although I had been planning to start a blog for xxx amount of years, this is my 1st one. I am not on any other social networks so I didn’t know who would read my post or follow me. I didn’t know very much about WordPress although I had signed up to start a different blog a year before this one was started. Basically I didn’t know very much or what to expect. I had an idea and I ran with it. I enjoy communicating with all of you. I love the exchange and some of you really make me laugh on days I feel like shit. To those of you that I communicate with regularly, you guys really keep me writing and thinking of new ways to spin this blog. Sometimes I feel like we are all girlfriends drinking wine talking at a table about hair, skin and whatever else. This blog is a blessing for me because it has forced me to write on a consistent basis (I had stopped writing), become mindful of the way content and images are presented to you and it has allowed me to get involved in a positive online community (I am ANTI! social networks). So to my first 100 followers Thank You for reading, following, sharing and exchanging. I really appreciate it.

gratitude

-Vinegarandwater

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

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