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Another great item to have is Tea Tree oil. Also Neem oil.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:18 PM
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Yes, yes, tea tree olive is wonderful for many uses...acne being one of them. I used to use it in my twenties when I'd get the odd zit!


Haven't used neem oil before. What's it for?
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It is also wonderful for any type of nail fungus.
Neem oil is used for stretch marks. It is also commonly used with plants
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Yes yes...I knew I had heard of it....but not for human use.


That's amazing that it has other uses too.


I just lathered myself with coconut oil!



Do you know of anything natural I can use on itchy mesquito bites?
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Witch hazel works great for mosquito bites. Tea bags also work
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I used to have witch hazel...but don't now. Tea bags though...tons of those!



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Cool the tea bag and it will draw out the itch
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I'm actually using one right now and it has stopped the itching!!! Thanks so much.
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This morning I was itchy again and my mom told me about making a baking soda paste and rubbing it on the bite to take away the itch. Worked as well as the tea bags.


Home remedies are amazing.


I know this thread is about beauty....but scratched, red-raw, insect bites, ain't pretty!



Oh and have you ever tried using herbs for your hair? Chamomile is good for blondes and Rosemary is good for brunettes? I also once rinsed my hair with marigold-infused water...but can't remember why!
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Lemon juice is also good for blonde hair also if you tend to have oily hair as well.
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Olive oil warmed for a few seconds in a heat/microwave safe bowl. Soak nails and cuticles until no longer warm. Chemical free and it works wonders for your nails
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My hair is dry so lemon juice would fry it! lol.



Yes yes, I used to do the olive oil cuticle rub faithfully...but haven't for a couple years now. It's fun to pamper yourself sometimes though and do special things you wouldn't normally do.



How about Epsom salts in the bath to help relax you and even draw pain out. I also sometimes add lavender leaves to the bath water...very relaxing. People who are relaxed, look younger. Stress can add 10 years to the face.



Water too, is an obvious kitchen beauty product...yet many people overlook it. Drinking 8 glasses a day will help your skin stay youthful and enable your inner systems to function at their best. Most of our body is made up of water, so it's important to keep adding more on a daily basis.


Ok on a comical note....


What about baking soda for stinky feet?

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My hair is also dry so anything with citrus would not be conducive.

Corn starch is another choice in place of foot powder or body powder.
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I love baby powder!


On days when I don't have time to wash my hair and its a bit greasy...I add baby powder and it absorbs all the oils and takes out any odors too! Great remedy, if you need a quick fix for one day.
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