More Beauty Tricks from the Kitchen Cupboard

Combine equal amounts of clove oil (a natural astringent), chamomile (to maintain skin pigment), and eucalyptus (decongests the skin). Massage gently into the skin by making a circular motion with the tips of your fingers, and rinse. Available in health food stores and some supermarkets, wheat germ oil is effective in keeping the skin elastic and preventing and treating stretch marks.

Pregnant women should definitely use it in the tummy and breast areas. Right from the can, Crisco is a big secret among beautiful women. Use it to remove makeup and as a highly effective moisturizer. Hospitals even use it to treat psoriasis and eczema. They are known to disguise it as cream “C.”  Available in supermarkets, almond oil is ideal for removing makeup, helping eyelashes grow, and as a moisturizer for extremely dry skin. It also soothes sunburned skin.

Add some baking soda to your bath (about half a box). It will soothe itching skin, irritation, and sunburn. Use Epsom salts (about one-half pound) to relax h muscles and relieve swelling. Try some instant oatmeal (or grind any other to a h powder) in the tub to get rid of sunburn. Apple cider vinegar in the bath will invigorate the h body and fight fatigue.

Adding a spoonful of honey is said to help insomnia. h h Combine a cup of instant milk powder with 3 drops of almond oil. Soak for at least 15 minutes, then using a coarse wash cloth or loofah, rub vigorously to exfoliate (remove) dead skin.

Your skin will absolutely glow and shine! Should you start to feel a cold coming on, take a teah spoon of mustard powder and add it to a hot bath. You just might fight off the cold. Orange slices in the bath are uplifting and beat any h aromatherapy available today.


Through the ages red wine has been used as a beauty h treatment. Since it is a tannic acid, many beauties use E it as an acid-based toner.

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