Health & Wellness

The Top 10 DIY Posts of 2014 from Keitochan Says:

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Top 10 DIY Posts of 2014 from Keitochan Says:

1. DIY: 3 Papaya Face Mask Recipes for Bright Glowing Skin

papaya-2Papaya is a good source of Vitamin A and papain. Vitamin A acts as an anti-oxidant, while the papain breaks down inactive proteins and removes dead skin cells. The best feature of the fruit is its low sodium quality.Since the salt content is less, the water retention is also little. The result is an overall hydrated skin.

2. DIY: Detoxifying Caffeine Body Scrub

coffee beansThis Detoxifying Caffeine scrub helps smooth away cellulite and get rid of the orange dimpled look by the caffeine in the coffee grounds constricting blood vessels so that the skin appears tighter, firmer and smoother.

3. DIY: Homemade Moist Heat Packs

Moist heat packs are filled with moisture-absorbing grain that draws moisture from the air and re-circulates it deep into sore muscles. Moist heat is the best way to sooth many types of pain, penetrating deep into sore muscles. It alleviates joint stiffness, muscle spasms, tight muscles and arthritis pain with soothing heat that helps you feel better.

4. DIY: Homemade Bubble Bath, Detoxifying & Stress Reliving Bath Salts

Bubble-bath-537x376Learn how to make your own homemade bath and body products to give as gifts or make for yourself. The natural alternative to commercial products that contain preservatives and other unwanted chemicals. Here, you’ll find a collection of my natural handmade bath and body recipes from inhabitat.com.

5. DIY: Homemade Fruit & Vegetable Wash

Did you know fruits and vegetables, even organic can have an alarming amount of pesticides and bacteria on their surface? Using this homemade all-natural fruit and vegetable wash has the combined acidity of vinegar and lemon juice, which kills bacteria, removes pesticide residue and helps dissolve the waxy coating found on most produce. Washing with plain water alone will not remove.

like6. DIY NATURAL FACE LIFT: Egg White Face Mask to Shrink Large Pores & Firm Skin

eggsSHRINK LARGE PORES AND FIRM SKIN with egg white and corn starch. Egg white face mask is a natural way to tighten the pores while giving you a temporary facelift. The egg whites contain astringent properties that can pull out impurities and tighten pores as it dries. This nourishing natural skincare treatments is suitable for all skin types and it is a miracle treatment for wrinkle’s acne blackheads and other skin ailments.

7. DIY: All Natural Sore Muscle Rub

This homemade muscle rub penetrates deep into the muscles, bringing a soothing and relaxing sensation.

8. DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

This DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub is the perfect inexpensive gift idea for any occasion. Just a few simple ingredients to make a basic sugar scrub, your oil of choice, sugar, and oil extract to scent your scrub.

9. DIY: Red Wine Sugar Scrub

Red WineThis scrub made with red wine is an excellent addition to your beauty rituals. The sugar gently exfoliates the skin, honey moisturizes and soothes dry skin. The red wine will improve blood circulation to give you healthy skin.

10. 3 DIY Ways To Make Homemade Fabreze + Fabric Wrinkle-Release

I love Febreze and I use it on everything around the house from fabric to shoes to carpets, but we all know how expensive it can be. Here are 3 recipes you can make at home for as little as .15 per bottle that not only tackle odors, but de-wrinkle too.

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#FriendsOfKeitochan Edition No. 15: How to Build Your Own Terrarium

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How to Build Your Own Terrarium

By of custommade.com. Thank you for sharing!

A Black Thumb Guide to Life in a Bottle

Terrariums are like tiny fantasylands, chock full of miniature plants and itty-bitty art. But before you get started creating your very own eco universe, make sure you have the right materials and plan so your terrarium will thrive for years to come.

Why It’s Time to Consider a Terrarium
It’s Cool

Let’s face it—having a tiny ecosystem in your own home is really, really cool. Terrarium-dwelling organisms depend on you for light, water, and air—and contingent on your care, they can flourish or despair. This guide helps make sure your itty-bitty terrarium world thrives.

It Can Reduce Stress

Stress is a sneaky and prevalent assassin in American society. Chronic stress has been linked to heart disease, insomnia, eating disorders, and other illnesses, but reducing daily stress levels isn’t always easy. Thankfully, terrariums can help. Studies increasingly demonstrate the act of nurturing plants gives people a way to cope with negative feelings by directing them toward something positive. In fact, merely looking at plants may reduce blood pressure, leading to higher quality of life. […READ MORE]

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This new feature called Friends of Keitochan is a great way for other bloggers and friends to share a snippet of their stories with Keitochansays.com. It’s just another fun way to grow and connect your audience. Here’s how it works!


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DIY: Red Wine Sugar Scrub

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diy red wine scrubThis scrub made with red wine is an excellent addition to your beauty rituals. The sugar gently exfoliates the skin, honey moisturizes and soothes dry skin. The red wine will improve blood circulation to give you healthy skin.

Ingredients

Directions: Combine all the above ingredients together in a bowl. Mixture is ready to use and can be stored in the fridge for 2 days.

Facial Scrub: Combine 5 tbsp granulated sugar, 2 tsp honey and 2 tbsp of red wine. Apply to face in a circular motion and rinse.

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Why Red Wine?

Red wine packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin which are very good for the skin. It helps to fight free radicals and aging by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. This helps to plump out the wrinkles and gives a boost to sagging skin.

Did you know red wine can also be used as a toner to keep your skin clear, reduce fines lines, wrinkles, and lightens skin pigmentation? Soak a cotton ball in red wine and apply it on the skin. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then wash off.

Stay tuned for red wine facial recipes coming soon…

UPDATE 12/5: As promised, more ways to use red wine for healthy glowing skin. Take a look.>


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DIY: All Natural Sore Muscle Rub

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DIY MUSCLE RUBThis homemade muscle rub penetrates deep into the muscles, bringing a soothing and relaxing sensation.

  • Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter serves as a base for your balm.
  • Beeswax is non-allergenic (unless you have a specific allergy to bees! If so, do not use beeswax!), emollient, locks moisture into skin and provides a protective barrier on the skin from harsh environmental conditions such as extreme heat or cold.
  • Cayenne Powder contains capsaicin, which reduces the amount of Substance P – a chemical pain transmitter in the body. Cayenne also stimulates the circulation and increases blood flow to affected area, which may speed healing.
  • Turmeric is a antioxidant and free-radical scavenger, but its anti-inflammatory properties make it particularly effective for relieving arthritis pain. Taken orally, turmeric can stop arthritis pain throughout the body. Applied topically, it can be used to treat specific joints.
  • Essential Oils – Peppermint oil is a natural muscle relaxant and painkiller, while lavender helps to soothes sore muscles

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or Cocoa Butter (You can blend these oils together if you like – equal parts.)
  • 1/4 cup grated Bees wax
  • 2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 2 tsp ginger or turmeric powder
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • Glass Jar

Directions: Pour coconut oil and bees wax into a heat proof jar. Add 2 inches of water to a saucepan and heat over medium low heat. Place jar in saucepan and allow contents to melt. Stir to combine. Add the cayenne and ginger/turmeric. Once combined, allow to cool slightly and add in essential oils. Mix well. Pour mixture into a mason or storage containers and allow to set.

likeAlso, try these other DIY projects for sore muscles.

moist heat pack
Moist heat packs are filled with moisture-absorbing grain that draws moisture from the air and re-circulates it deep into sore muscles. Moist heat is the best way to sooth many types of pain, penetrating deep into sore muscles. It alleviates joint stiffness, muscle spasms, tight muscles and arthritis pain with soothing heat that helps you feel better.
diy ice pac
DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack! We all know injuries and summer go hand in hand with all our summer activities. Let me show you how to make your own gel ice pack for just pennies. This simple ice pack gets extremely cold and can be used on inflamed joints and muscles. Place a towel over the ice pack before using. Can also be used to help with headaches by placing at the back of the neck.

DIY: Natural Laundry Soap

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DIY LAUNDRY SOAPMaking your own laundry soap a fast and easy process. All you need is these three ingredients that will give you lot of laundry soap and save you a ton of $$$$$! They can be purchased at most grocery stores or get the kit with all three ingredients here. This kit includes Fels Naptha soap bar that needs to be cut into 3 bars.

Ingredients

Powdered Laundry Soap Recipe:

Grate the bar soap and mix in food processor until finely ground. Use the soap of your choice, any bar will do. (Ivory, Irish Spring, Fels Naptha or my choice, all natural Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille Bar Soap. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup Borax and 1 bar of grated soap. (Add a few teaspoons of baking soda if desired). Store in closed container. Use 1/8 to 1/4 cup per load of laundry.

Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe:

Grate the bar soap and mix in food processor until finely ground. Add grated soap in pan with 2 quarts water and gradually heat, stirring constantly until soap is completely dissolved. Add 4.5 gallons of hot tap water in a 5-gallon bucket and stir in 1 cup of borax and 1 cup of Washing Soda until completely dissolved. Pour soap mixture from pan into 5-gallon bucket, Stir well. Cover and leave overnight. Shake or stir until smooth and pour into gallon jugs or other containers. Use 1/2 to 1 cup per load.


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DIY: How To Naturally Clean Your Hair Brushes

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diy plastic hairbrushDid you know… using an unclean hairbrush can re-deposit old hair oils, product, dust and dead skin cells back into your hair. Isn’t that gross? Not only that… it smells and looses it efficacy when it’s clogged up. Here is a solution to clean your hairbrushes naturally.

First start by using the end of the rat tail comb or pen to loosening the hair from the bottom of the brush, working your way up to the top. Use your hands to gather into a nice hairball and toss it out.

For plastic/metal brushes:

  • 1 c. water
  • 3-4 of castile soap
  • pinch of baking soda

Mix together cup of water, 3-4 drops of castile soap, and a pinch of baking soda. Apply to the bristles as well as the bristle base using a toothbrush, and scrub in upward motion. Lay your brush on a clean towel to day, bristle-side down.

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For wooden brushes:

  • 1 c. water
  • 3-4 drops of tea tree oil

Add a few drops of tea tree oil in a cup of water. Apply to the bristles as well as the bristle base using a toothbrush, and scrub in upward motions. For obvious reason do not immerse wood brushes in water. Lay your brush on a clean towel to day, bristle-side down.

Cleaning your Hairbrush often will make a big difference in the health of your hair and scalp.


 

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THINK PINK! Your Hot Man Reminder

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October 1st marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Remember that annual screening & early detection saves lives! Watch, laugh, check yourself, and SHARE with your friends! Read more at thebreastcancersite.com

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KNOW THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS: The best way to fight breast cancer is to know the symptoms and signs of breast cancer. Learn More at nationalbreastcancer.org

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