Low-Cost Kitchen Facials

Instead of paying $100 for "organic" facial", you may want to opt for a low-cost kitchen facial. In other countries and throughout history, natural facial masks have been the norm and not the newest trend. Many stores are jumping on the organic band wagon and are carrying a line of “natural or organic” beauty products” However, they are really expensive due to the “organic craze”. In many of these products, they are not “natural”, so it is important to do research on the products we buy and make sure that we are buying organic....more

Do It Yourself Hair Masks To Keep Your Hair Healthy

Your hair is something that is so, so important and finding the right DIY hair masks is so important girlfriends!  Your hair truly isn't going to fix itself and if you don't know the right ingredients that will leave your hair shiny, shimmery and oh-so-healthy, how are you going to be able to fix your hair?  Well ladies, I got the top DIY hair masks that really work to eliminate frizz and will leave your hair beautiful looking at all times!  The best part?  The ingredients can probably be found right in your kitchen, which makes things even better!...more

Oh Honey!

When I was trying to get myself into a greener routine, I found a recipe for a honey and cinnamon mask that was amazing. I vowed at that moment that I would try to work as much honey into my life as I possibly can. I wanted to put honey on and in everything. I may have overshot that whole thing, due to my excitement about smooth skin, but I really do love the sweet stuff....more

No Shampoo, Homemade Dishwasher Detergent, and Other Neat Stuff

One week ago I started embracing my inner radical homemaker and started using homemade beauty products. I've had a lot of people ask how things are going so I wanted to give you all a one week update. I also wanted share my first attempt at homemade dishwasher detergent. It was super easy and mainly used stuff I already had on hand for making laundry powder.  ...more
Can anyone tell me what a "neat" shampoo is? I tried to Google it and I found this website. I ...more

Reject Consumerism: Become a 'Radical Homemaker'

Every now and then I run across a book that has a profound impact on my life. Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, by Shannon Hayes is one of those books....more
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Ultra Hydrating DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

{by} Sasha | Crows' Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite ...more
I agree, but I so think that I am going to try this. I am allergic to aloe so it is hard to ...more

DIY Facemask (Alternate title: Bananas ARE good for something.)

I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. A part of me gets all giddy at the thought of busting out all my newly-purchased fall clothes that I've been itching to wear but the other part of me is just ITCHY. You see, I live in a New York apartment building. They are reknowned the world over for their lilliputian dimensions, and in addition, their SWELTERING, MOISTURE-SUCKING HEAT during the cooler months. Almost overnight, as the telltale clank of the Lincoln Administration-era radiator system kicks in, my skin becomes papery, dry, and flaky. Awesome....more

I'm all for homemade facials. I'll give this one a try. My kids will think it's hilarious and ...more

DIY: Beauty Recipes from the Kitchen

Tuesday--Your kitchen cupboards and fridge provide yummy solutions to beauty treatments without all the harsh chemicals. Last week I wrote a post with my recipe for a lip scrub and also Martha Stewart’s version--both made from ingredients in the kitchen. I love DIY treatments that not only sound delicious, but feel that way too. In her newly revised book, "Natural Beauty at Home," natural beauty expert Janice Cox has shares DIY treatments using fresh, natural ingredients with no artificial colors, preservatives or fragrances—and do not involve testing on animals. ...more