This is probably my favorite one. Brown sugar exfoliates the skin ridding the pores of all dirt, oil and dead skin cells causing blemishes. Honey is naturally antibacterial, so as the brown sugar scrubs away the things clogging pores, the honey cleans out the sources for this buildup to prevent future breakouts.
2.) Coffee Grounds in Conditioner
This one is really simple. Instead of throwing old coffee grounds away, toss them into your conditioner to make your hair extra shiny. That’s all it takes!
3.) Replace Conditioner with Vinegar
To get rid of the usual problems with hair: build up, dullness and just lackluster, replace your conditioner with vinegar 1-4 times a month, depending on your hair type. Just use it as you need it. And don’t worry about buying the best stuff for the best results, common white vinegar will do the trick as well as any other vinegar.
4.) Olive Oil as Hair Moisturizer
It’s easy to see how oil can moisturize your hair. It’s simple to use it as well. Simply cover your hair in olive oil and leave it in for 30-45 minutes. You can also wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it from dripping and some believe it enhances the effect.
5.) Lemon and Egg Facial
Have red splotchiness on your face? Soothe both symptoms away easily by mixing together one egg yolk and the juice of one lemon into a paste. Cover your face with it and leave it on overnight. If this seems like too much work, leave it on your face for an hour. You might not get the optimal results with this time, but you will see a difference.
6.) Replace Conditioner with Baking Soda
Want to be more like a guy and only use one thing to clean your hair? Then just add baking soda to your shampoo. It will remove build up and make hair shinier, and you can use it everyday.
7.) Degrease Oily Hair With Lemons and Aloe
Mix together 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon aloe vera. Mix it together with a normal serving of shampoo. It will get rid of your oiliness in one shower.
8.) Smooth Fizzy Hair With Honey
Add a tablespoon of honey to a litre of water. After shampooing, rinse your hair with this concoction to tame your frizz.
9.) Replace Face Wash With Skim Milk Powder
Switching face wash out with skim milk powder can make your face much softer and give you a smoother complexion. It’s also very gentle, so even the most sensitive can use it.
10.) Moisturize Skin With Honey and Olive Oil
Honey holds moisture extremely well and olive oil hydrates well, too. Mix equal parts of olive oil and honey and add a dash of lemon juice if you’d like to create a pasty lotion. Rub it onto the dry skin and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated for plenty of time to come afterwards.
11.) Soften Skin With Oatmeal
There are many concoctions and mask recipes that involve oatmeal, but you can use oatmeal by itself to help your skin. Ground up about 1 cup of oatmeal using a blender or coffee grinder, and add it to bath water to soften skin to baby-like quality.
12.) Treat Choline-Damaged Hair
Mix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 cup of a peeled cucumber. Cover you hair with the mixture and leave on for 10-20 minutes. You’ll see your hair return to normal almost immediately.
13.) Tone and Rebuild Skin With Avocados and Carrots
This recipe can work wonders. Combine 1 avocado, 1 cooked carrot, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of honey. Leave on for 10-20 minutes and then rinse. These ingredients add a multitude of vitamins, antioxidants and calcium to rebuild natural collagen, tone skin and remove age spots. There is plenty to read about the benefits of each of these ingredients, but all you need to know is that each natural element does more than any store-bought item can.
14.) Lemons or Oranges for Fine Hair Hairspray
Use Lemons for dry hair and oranges for a stronger hold. Chop up the entire piece of fruit in a bowl as to not lose any juice. Boil the fruit with 2 cups of water until soupy or when the liquid has been significantly reduced. Strain through a cloth and put into a spray bottle. The citrus will hold the hair and not damage it due to the fact that there is no alcohol.
15.) Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleanser and Toner
This eliminates dead skin cells easily, so you can use in lieu of expensive toner. That’s all
grab that bag destined for Goodwill,
sift through the box marked "Too Small" in your closet
(let's face it, after two kids and more birthday cake than you'd like to admit, they will never fit again)
You're about to turn a t-shirt that is too small,
or just too darn ugly,
into something fantastic.
Something that will fit no matter how many chocolate chip cookies you ate for breakfast.
What you need:
adult t-shirt at least size M with 8-10 inches of solid below any images
I discovered this little gem in a bag of kids clothing that was Freecycled to me.Adult Size M.
Why anyone ever got rid of it, I will never understand.
Thankfully, when my project is complete, there will be one less Liger shirt in the world.
Measure out 8-10 inches below the image on your t-shirt and cut. If you'd like to get fancy and use a rotary cutting and mat, be my guest, but it is not necessary.
Cut off the bottom seam of the shirt as well.
It's just ugly.
You should have a big long tube.
Cut it in half so that you have two long tubes.
Open them both up and cut one side of the each tube so that you have two long skinny pieces of t-shirt.
Now put the two strips right sides together and sew the short ends on ONE side together to make one very long strip of fabric. Before we move on to the 5 minutes of sewing that this project requires, let me tell you a thing or two about knit fabrics.
Raw edges are okay because knit doesn't fray.
Knit ruffles VERY easily.
So, we won't be creating hems or pulling on a basting stitch.
Instead we will be messing with the stitch length and tension on your machine.
Every sewing machine is different, so you may want to practice on some scrap knit
(cut off the t-shirt sleeves or something).
On my machine, I changed the tension to 9 and made the stitch length as long as possible. But yours may be different.
You'll know you have the right settings when your knit fabric goes in flat on one side of your needle and comes out ruffled on the other.
Like so:Once you have adjusted your machine settings, you want to take that long strip of fabric and fold the end in thirds.Place a pin where each third is divided.Begin sewing where the pin was placed to divide into thirds.
Sew all the way down the long strip, ruffling all the way.Starting at the other pin, stitch all the way down the strip of fabric.We want the scarf to be extra ruffly so that when we take the basting stitch out at the end, the ruffle will remain. So, using the basting stitch, stitch over both seams that you just made.
Now you need to adjust all of your settings back to normal.
Make sure you change the tension AND the stitch length.
With a regular stitch, go back over the basting stitches that you sewed.You only need to do this once on each side.
Remove the basting stitches with a seam ripper.
And you're done!
What once was an awful castaway is now a ruffle scarf perfect for pairing with your favorite coat!***Reminder: All proceeds from pattern orders in the shop this week will be donated to Haiti Relief!***