While a big brain and confident craftsmanship have always been attractive qualities, today I'm going to show you the sexiest DIY project I've ever used ingredients for.
This may not work for everyone, since each person has a different pH balance. Or you may need to alter the recipe a bit. What you need is: shea butter, baking soda, corn starch, cocoa butter, Vitamin E gel caps and your favorite essential oil.
Concerned about the unpronounceable chemicals you see on tubes of toothpaste? Clean your tetth and keep your breath fresh without having to introduce unpleasant chemicals to your system! All you need is some baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, essential oils (mints are best) and a few drops of stevia (optional). Combine together, and smile! You have homemade toothpaste!
Not just for your skin anymore! This tutorial, perfect especially for women of African descent, shows you an all-natural way to soften your hair. You will need: 1 cup Aztec brand Bentonite clay, 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup distilled water and a mixing bowl.
If you like to wash your face with all-natural beauty products, don't want to spend a ton of money on fancy stuff, and have an herb store / garden somewhere nearby, watch this video. It will teach you how to make all-natural astringent from removing oil and dirt from your face.
Commercial air fresheners just make your home smell like a public restroom, but there is a simple—and natural—way to keep your house smelling sweet for weeks. Watch this howcast video to learn how to make an all natural air freshener.
Find a great location, set up area with an attractive advertisement sign charging $5 for the foot bath, a recliner, foot tubs filled with poo & labeled with scented poo names and tubes of water. Each tub will have a recliner or 1 recliner then let person choose the foot bath they want. Have a table prepared with towels, and lets not 4get the foot bathers.
Science investigatory projects suck, or at least seem to at first. But you shouldn't let school drag you down. Instead, use your homework assignment as an opportunity to solve a problem you've always been interested in. And it doesn't hurt if the end result is eco-friendly, either.
Commercial hair conditioners aren’t just expensive, they’re loaded with chemicals. Why don’t you whip up something more natural at home?
Want to beautify your skin with the most natural products around? Look no further than your kitchen and medicine cabinet to try these quick and easy recipes: witch hazel cleansing tonic, honey nutmeg scar remover, and citrus blackhead treatment.
When decorating for the holidays, try using as many natural materials as you can. The choices are virtually endless, from the grocery store to the garden. Some of the most effective Christmas decorations you can make are garlands. You can hang Christmas garlands over windows, over doors, over the mantle or even on Christmas trees.
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own all-natural face masks. Tired of spending a lot of money on facial products that don’t even work? Try on some masks made from items you already own—they’re all natural and good enough to eat!
Celebrate the change of the season with this fall inspired eye look using Heavenly Naturals Cosmetics Fall Collection. You will need Heavenly Naturals eyeshadow in Romantic Notion and Sleeping Beauty on the lid, Heavenly Naturals eyeshadow in Furious in the crease, Heavenly Naturals Cherub as highlight, MAC Coffee Kohl liner smudged on upper lashline and in waterline, Blushin 11 on cheeks, and MAC Pro Long Wear in Brown Boss on lips. Watch this how to video and you will be able to create a fe...
Youtipis4u has come up with a few tips to reduce your menstrual pain in a natural way. Many of us ladies opt for painkillers or other medicines to reduce menstrual discomfort. Here is a way that is natural and has no side-effects. One of them is raspberry tea leaves. During the menstrual days, we can opt for a raspberry leaf tea instead of a normal one. Raspberry leaves relax uterine muscles. That way, uterine contractions reduce and hence the pain decreases. This tea is perfectly harmless, h...
If you look at the label on your favorite processed snack, there's a good chance you have no idea what half the ingredients are. It's nothing new, but with natural and organic foods becoming huge trends, we're hyper-aware of all the "chemicals" we eat.
When we were kids, Saint Patrick's Day was a green-hued holiday that promised green eggs in the morning and green mashed potatoes in the evening... along with some traditional corned beef and cabbage, of course.
Many of the beauty products you buy at drug and department stores are loaded with potentially toxic ingredients like parabens, while their active ingredients are made of things like glycolic, lactic, malic, and alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids, which are all derived from foods.
Even if you haven't heard of ube (pronounced "OO-beh"), you've probably seen pictures of desserts made with this brilliant purple yam.
In this how-to, you'll learn how to rough turn a natural edge bowl from a piece of wood. (The wood used in the video is a Japanese wood called "Mukunoki.") The bowl is only about 8 cm in diameter and thus can be roughed out fairly quickly. Take a look!
Bluestone landings are athletically appropriate in just about any back yard. This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show that demonstrates how to install a garden landing with bluestone. Learn tips for installing a stylish bluestone landing with various sizes of pavers.
Tired of static cling? You can make your very own dryer balls that will prevent your clothes from having static clean and it only takes some yarn and pantyhose. You can even make scented dryer balls using this method.
Sean Stiegemeier has captured absolutely beautiful timelapse footage documenting the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland:
After cutting fruits, veggies, and especially meats, it's good idea to regularly disinfect and deodorize your cutting board thoroughly. From using kitchen chemicals, to all-natural ingredients you probably have around, there are several ways to do it.
With tick-borne diseases on the rise, it is especially important to protect yourself from the prevalence of ticks in the outdoors, especially if you live in a high-risk region like New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and the upper Midwest.
Whether you want to prevent your cat from scratching up the couch or deter stray cats from using your front yard as their personal litter box, a DIY cat repellent spray can go a long way in keeping unwanted furry guests away.
We all want to spic and span our kitchen countertops, our tile floors, and our bathrooms. But for the most part we can bet you've been unwittingly using storebought detergent cleaners or bleach. While these cleaners are in fact excellent at removing grime and buffing your dirty floors to a Midas touch perfection, they also come filled to the brim with known cancer-causing agents, synthetic chemicals, and other gnarly, hard to pronounce crap.
In this two part episode, Jennifer uses nursery rhymes to develop a sense of rhythm in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL).
In this two part episode, Jennifer shows you how to develop your awareness of the natural rhythm in English. Learn to pause naturally by grouping your words into thoughts, also called thought groups. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL).
Men and makeup have long had an awkward relationship. If you're man enough to admit that makeup would probably make you better looking, or want the man in your life to come to that conclusion, watch this video for a guide from the illustrious web beauty guru Michelle Phan on how to apply subtle, natural-looking makeup on a guy.
Starting a fire is one of the most important things you can do in a survival situation, but doing so is seldom as easy as you'd like. This video will teach you all sorts of ways to light fires, including making firestarters out of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, using natural tinder, and using the old spinning stick and string method.
Lets keep this short: you can't control the sun, so it's best to adhere to (or slightly manipulate) it. The perk about natural, outdoor light is that it's free, and lights pretty well.
In this tutorial, Betty offers us the recipe for one of her favorite and healthy snacks, granola bars! Granola bars are easy to make at home and are a wonderful snack and substitute for junk food.
Babies are pretty adorable, but the many disgusting fluids they intake and excrete make cleaning up after them a nightmare. If you're a new parent, watch this video. It will show you how to use all sorts of cleaning products to clean up different kinds of baby stains, from drool to baby formula to "mystery stains".
Interested in taking professional-caliber portraits but haven't time (or money) for a bulky light rig? Great results can be had by taking advantage of the available light from windows. This photographer's guide offers a number of pointers for you shooters out there. For more information, and to get started taking your own beautifully lit photos, take a look.
The bride should hands down be the most beautiful and breathtaking woman at her wedding. That's a lot of pressure to look good (it's been proven that approximately 40% of brides diet and exercise more before their wedding), but if you're already putting in so much effort toning up your body, make your life a little easier in the makeup arena by checking out this video.
If you're looking for some natural dog food recipes or homemade dog food, this recipe from the Natural Pet Food Cookbook is a great start. Chef Jason Hill of Chef Tips puts Bandit's Beef Stew to the test, and this dog food recipe was approved with enthusiasm by his family's Shih Tzu puppy, Sugar. This recipe can be prepared as an organic dog food with the right ingredients. Just choose canned organic vegetables when preparing this meal. It's also a human grade dog food, as Chef Jason Hill att...
Looking for a guide on how to use Photoshop's natural media brushes? Whether you're new to Adobe's Creative Suite or a seasoned graphic design professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial from the folks at PhotoshopCafe. In it, you'll learn how to use all Adobe Photoshop CS5's natural media brushes.
Thanks to Bare Escentuals, generations of women have been enlightened as to the skin-soothing and non-irritating powers of mineral makeup, which is (generally) 100% natural. But did you know there are also mineral eyeshadows available?
We hear so much these days about expensive microdermabrasion and facial treatments at doctors' offices that we forget we forget we have many of the same moisturizing and exfoliating ingredients at home, including avocados, lemons, and oatmeal.
Quinn Fabray, as many of you probably already know, is the reformed bad girl on "Glee." Formerly a haughty cheerleader, she's now a mom and sings for the glee club happily.