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Recipes for Perfect Beauty Naturally

You can throw away every jar, tube, and bottle in your bathroom because everything you need is actually in your kitchen. These beauty secrets debunk myths marketers would have you believe so they can sell you their products. The truth is, getting beautiful is easy, affordable, and delicious!

10 Key ingredients in your recipes for perfect beauty:

  1. Baking Soda
  2. Vodka
  3. Olive oil
  4. Lemons and limes
  5. Water
  6. Coconut oil
  7. Salt
  8. Mint
  9. Vinegar
  10. Sugar

The Marilyn MartiniThe Marilyn Martini

Want healthy, sun-kissed highlights without going to the salon? The best way is to treat your tresses to a couple martinis. Mix 1 part vodka with 3 parts lemon juice, shake over ice, and pour…into a spray bottle. Pull your hair into a loose ponytail and selectively choose strands that frame your face then spritz just those pieces before you go out in the sun. The more you use, the lighter your hair will be. If you make too much you can always drink the rest!

Athena's DressingAthena’s Dressing

For the most amazing legs in the universe, all you need is a Venus Gillette razor and Athena’s Dressing. Use 2 parts olive oil to one part coconut oil. For best results warm in your hand before applying to your skin.  And if you’re feeling feisty, add a few drops of Ylang Ylang and lavender essential oils, and use it for a massage. This one is safe both inside and outside your body so light a few candles and go for it!

Body ShotsBody Shots

Put on your tiniest bikini, because this one will get your body beach ready! You may have thought the vinegar on the list went with the dressing above, but it’s actually a key ingredient for healthy digestion, which leads to a flat tummy.  Fill a shot glass with apple cider vinegar and cut a lime wedge. Do the shot quickly and use the lime as a chaser. For those who are uneasy about the taste, try it in capsule form found at your local drugstore’s vitamin section.

Fountain of YouthFountain of Youth

Have you ever heard you can fix just about any skin, age, weight, or emotional problem by drinking enough water? It probably is true, but most people have trouble drinking those “8 glasses/ day”. What you should keep in mind, however, is there are other ways to give your body water. Try keeping a spray bottle on your desk and mist your face every hour. Or, reduce your intake of diuretics like caffeine so your body keeps more water naturally.

Salt LickSalt Lick

Here’s one you may already know about – mix baking soda with a little salt for a toothpaste that whitens, freshens your breath, and kills bacteria. It also works well to exfoliate your skin without being abrasive. Not only will your skin have a nice glow but it reduces the chance of bacterial infection (like after hair removal) and makes your tan last longer. Studies have also shown baking soda to help cure cancer!

Sweet Spot Seattle

photo courtesy of Sweet Spot Seattle


The Un-fuzzy Navel

Savannah might have some of the sweetest tea, but Seattle has the sweetest spot for hair removal. Thanks to Lara Olsha, founder of The Sweet Spot, the ancient art of sugaring is fast replacing waxing in popularity. And thank goodness, because it’s a lot less painful! *There’s an ingredient here not on our list, guar gum, which is combined with lemon juice and sugar to make the paste that gets applied to your skin. Bonus, no sticky residue is left like wax!

These six recipes are just the start, all the ingredients listed here can be combined in hundreds of ways to improve your body’s overall health and beauty. Take some time to research and be sure to consult with your doctor before implementing any new diets, you know the drill. But, have fun with it – everyone knows a smile is the most beautiful thing you can put on!

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  1. Fabulous tips for health and beauty with household ingredients. I am going to try a few!

    May 31, 2010

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