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Homemade Beauty Products

Storing Homemade Beauty Products?This is a page about storing homemade beauty products. Homemade beauty products are a popular alternative to commercial ones that often contain chemicals that users shy away from. However, they also lack the chemicals used preserve the retail products. Proper storage is necessary to prevent bacterial growth in homemade beauty supplies.


Homemade Coffee Eyebrow Tint

Homemade Coffee Eyebrow TintThis is a page about homemade coffee eyebrow tint. The solution to light or patchy eyebrows is right there in your kitchen.


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Homemade Nail Buffing Cream?Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade nail buffing cream? I'd like to find a simple one that makes nails shiny and stronger. Thanks!


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Homemade Frownies?Does anyone have a homemade version of the Frownies product?


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Homemade Hair Dye RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade hair dye. Hair dyes contain very harsh chemicals that can harm your hair. Making homemade hair dye allows you to color your hair more naturally.


girl with shiny hair

Homemade Conditioning Rinse RecipesThis page contains homemade conditioning rinse recipes. There are numerous recipes available for making your own conditioning rinse, or you can develop your own.


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Uses for Avocado Skins?Are their any uses for avocado skin? Is it harmful at all? I've thought about blending the skin and using it as some sort of facial or skin scrub, but I'm skeptical on whether it's beneficial or not. Thanks!


woman with nice skin

Making and Storing Homemade Facial PeelsThis is a page about making and storing homemade facial peels. Many people prefer to make their own facial products at home.


Making Pastel Hair Dyes - mermaid ombré hair color

Making Pastel Hair DyesYou can save lots of money mixing up your own shades of colour instead of buying multiple colours when you want to do your own ombre hair. Due to the pandemic, I've been finding ways to save money, but still have things like fun hair colours and styles. Follow along to find out how to get this thrifty yet beautiful mermaid-inspired ombre hair by making pastels.


A dollop of sugar wax in a hand, ready for use.

How to Make Sugar Wax at HomeThis sugar wax recipe has been tried, tested, and true. After many failed attempts, this recipe has been proven to work, and so we're super pumped to share it with you! You only need three ingredients :)


Moisturizing Lavender Body Scrub - adding more sugar to create a stiffer texture as shown in maker's hand

Moisturizing Lavender Body ScrubThis is a great moisturizing scrub! Plus it smells great;). It can be used anytime and it is excellent for pampering yourself at home. I usually use it right after I shave to soothe my skin (I have very sensitive skin and this is wonderful for it!)


A woman washing her hair.

Homemade Natural Shampoo and Conditioner Recipes for Color Treated HairIf you have color treated hair and want to make your own shampoo and conditioner from natural ingredients, here are some ideas. It's best to avoid harsh ingredients to prevent the colored dye from fading prematurely.



Baking soda being measured into a funnel.

Homemade Tooth PowderMost homemade tooth powder has baking soda as the main ingredient. It is a mild abrasive, so you may want to check with your dentist about how frequently to use it. This page contains several recipes for homemade tooth powder.


DIY Pore Minimizing Face Primer - holding a small container of primer

DIY Pore Minimizing Face PrimerMix up your own, significantly less expensive, pore minimizing face primer using cosmetics you probably already have. Combine translucent powder, moisturizing cream, and foundation that matches your skin tone. You will love the results.


A woman's made up eyelid and brow.

Making Homemade Eyebrow GelMix aloe vera gel and dark eyeshadow to create an inexpensive alternative to retail eyebrow gel.


Small brown glass bottles.

Scented Bath Vinegar RecipeMix fresh herbs and flowers or essential oil with apple cider vinegar to make a scented vinegar bath recipe. It not only helps soften your skin it is relaxing after a long day.


DIY Translucent Makeup  -Finishing Powder - applying with a puff

DIY Translucent Makeup Finishing PowderIt's nice to have a light finishing powder to help your face makeup set in place, but storebought brands can be expensive. Make this DIY version with baby powder and corn starch and save a bundle.


Woman with sugar held in her hand to use as as scrub

Making a Sugar Hand ScrubIt's easy to make a scrub by adding sugar to ordinary dish soap. This is a page about making a sugar hand scrub.


Bottle of shampoo with chamomile flowers.

All Purpose Chamomile ShampooChamomile not only makes a soothing tea, it has many medicinal, beauty, and bath uses as well. Make this shampoo from dried chamomile flowers, leftover bar soap, glycerin, and boiling water. This is a page about making all purpose chamomile shampoo.


many Marigold flowers

Marigold Cleanser RecipeDried marigold flowers, almond oil, and a few drops of rose water are all you need to make a wonderful skin cleanser. This page contains a marigold cleanser recipe.


A hand testing the tone of a tinted moisturizer.

Make Your Own Tinted MoisturizerInstead of spending big bucks at the makeup counter trying to match your shade, create the perfect blend at home. This page explains how to make your own tinted moisturizer.


Woman using Homemade Conditioning Rinse in the shower

Homemade Conditioning Rinse for ShineIt's easy to make a conditioning rinse at home that will keep your hair shiny and manageable. This page contains a recipe for a homemade conditioning rinse with shine.


Woman applying homemade hand lotion

Dollar General Homemade Hand LotionDollar stores often have quality products for a bargain price, saving you even more when you combine them to make your own lotion. This is a page about Dollar General homemade hand lotion.


Woman applying green facial mask with a brush.

Making a Green Clay Facial Mask?This is a page about making a green clay facial mask. You can mix powdered clay with numerous liquids, depending on the needs of your skin. A simple water and clay mask is great, but you can also use milk, yogurt, or even rose water.


Ingredients for a coconut scrub.

Coconut Body Scrub and Clay Body MaskThis is a page about making coconut body scrub and clay body mask. You don't have to spend a fortune if you are in need of some pampering. These easy to prepare recipes are a great way to rejuvenate your skin!


Woman Applying Facial Toner

Inexpensive Facial Toner?This is a page about finding an inexpensive facial toner. You can save money on facial toner by making your own, with a few simple ingredients.


Woman Applying Suntan Lotion

Homemade Suntan LotionYou can make a version of sunblock mixing zinc oxide, beeswax, and various oils such as olive or coconut. You will not achieve the higher SPF values found in many commercial products however. This is a page about homemade suntan lotion.



Woman Conditioning Her Hair

Homemade Conditioning Treatment for Dry HairWhile there are many commercial products sold for conditioning dry hair it is easy to use everyday supplies you may already have at home to make your own conditioner. This is a page about homemade conditioning treatment for dry hair.


Girl with Homemade Facial

Homemade Facial RecipesThis page contains homemade facial recipes. You don't have to spend a lot of money at a spa to enjoy a facial. Here are a number of different facial recipes for various skin types and needs.


Homemade mouthwash in a canning jar.

Homemade Mouthwash RecipesThis is a page about homemade mouthwash. Making your own mouthwash is easy and it can save you money. It also allows you to make one that meets your specific needs.


Homemade Foot
Bath with Candles and Flowers

Homemade Foot Bath RecipesEnjoy a soothing foot bath that you can make yourself. Here is a great homemade foot bath recipe you can use anytime.


Ingredients for making beauty recipes with honey.

Honey Beauty RecipesFrom skin care to soaps, honey can be used in a myriad of ways. Here are some honey beauty recipes you can try at home.


Baby powder all over a woman's face.

Jamsu Makeup Priming TechniqueYou can achieve this popular matte looking skin effect at home without expensive cosmetics. This is a page about Jamsu makeup priming technique.


Chamomile Tea

How to Make a Chamomile CleanserCheerful yellow chamomile flowers are good for more than just a soothing tea, the can also be a good for cleaning your face. This is a page contains information on how to make a chamomile cleanser.


Girl applying Witch Hazel Toner to her face

Witch Hazel Toner RecipesWitch hazel is an inexpensive alternative to cosmetic counter toners. This page contains witch hazel toner recipes.


Easy Dry Shampoo

Make Dry Shampoo With Baking Soda and Baby PowderWhen you don't have time to wash your hair this homemade dry shampoo is just what you need. This is a page about make dry shampoo with baking soda and baby powder.


Flowers and leaves with natural cosmetics

Personal Care Recipes from the GardenDid you know that you may have what you need to make shampoos, rinses, hair sprays, etc. in your garden? This is a page about personal care recipes from the garden.


A woman taking a relaxing bath.

Homemade Bath Oil BeadsAdding a scented oil to your bath can make it an even more relaxing experience. Making your own bath oil beads will ensure you have your favorite bath oils ready to use whenever you like. This is a page about homemade bath oil beads.


Oats and milk to make a milk bath.

Oatmeal Milk Bath RecipeThis relaxing bath additive is easy to make and can also be given as a gift. This page contains an oatmeal milk bath recipe.


A lower leg in a bathtub, filled with milk and flowers.

Scented Milk Bath RecipesStart with powdered milk and your favorite essential oil to make this luxurious bath time indulgence. This is a page about scented milk bath.


A woman putting petroleum jelly on her lips.

Lightening a Dark LipSince I am Asian, I have always had a problem with my lips, especially on the borders. One thing that I have found to be effective is petroleum jelly.


Pampering Lemon Peppermint Bath Bombs - Supplies

Pampering Lemon Peppermint Bath BombsThese bath bombs combine two popular scents, citrusy lemon and relaxing peppermint. Make some of them for yourself and prepare to be pampered.



Baking Soda

Use Baking Soda as Underarm DeodorantA natural and inexpensive underarm deodorant can be easily made from baking soda, either alone or mixed with products such as cornstarch, and a fragrance, if desired. This is a page about use baking soda as underarm deodorant.


A bag of bath salt with oranges.

Rejuvenating Orange Salt BathThis epsom salt and orange peel based bath salt recipe, will rejuvenate you, easing stress and minor aches and pains. This is a page about rejuvenating orange salt bath.


A woman using a sea salt facial scrub.

Making a Sea Salt Facial ScrubThis is a page about making a sea salt facial scrub. The combination of salt and oil create a wonderful exfoliating and moisturizing scrub.


Make Your Own Facial Wipes

Making Your Own Facial WipesThis is a page about making your own facial wipes. Many people buy and use commercial facial wipes daily. Save money and make your own.


Jar of face cream with pink flowers

Homemade Beauty ProductsThis is a page about homemade beauty products. You can save money by making your own natural skin and hair treatments for your family and to give as special gifts.


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Strawberry Foot ExfoliantThis is a page about making strawberry foot exfoliant. Smooth out rough callouses on your feet with an exfoliant made from strawberries and other ingredients.


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Homemade Hypoallergenic Eye Liner?Your suggestion for eyebrow tint was fabulous. Do you have any suggestions for eye liner? I have a friend that has been allergic to every cosmetic even the hypoallergenic ones.


Lilac Bubble Bath

Lilac Bubble BathThis is a page about lilac bubble bath recipes. A relaxing bubble bath is a wonderful way to unwind after a busy day. Customize your bubble bath experience by making your own scented bubble bath just how you like it.


lavender crystals, oil, and flowers

Lavender Bath RecipesThis is a page about lavender bath recipes. Lavender is known for its soothing qualities making it a natural herb to use in homemade bath products.


Body Glitter

Making Homemade Body GlitterThis is a page about making homemade body glitter. Making your own body glitter is a fun activity for a sleepover or a less expensive alternative to buying it at a cosmetic counter.


Woman showing clean hair.

Homemade Hair Care RecipesThis is a page about homemade hair care recipes. There are a variety of recipes with excellent results for home hair treatments, that can save you money.


Cold Cream

Cold Cream RecipesThis page contains cold cream recipes. An inexpensive skin moisturizer and makeup remover can be made at home with common ingredients.


Woman Applying Avocado Beauty Mask

Avocado Beauty TreatmentsThis page contains avocado beauty treatments. A delicious tree fruit that can be beneficial as a conditioning skin therapy.


Taking a hot bath.

Making Bath CookiesThis page is about making bath cookies. A recipe for one time cleaning bars to create a luxurious bathing experience.


Facial Astringent

Facial Astringent RecipesThis page contains facial astringent recipes. Astringents are used to refine and improve the appearance of skin pores. You can buy this beauty aid or make your own and save money.


A woman with tangled hair.

Homemade Hair DetanglerThis is a page about homemade hair detangler. Save money on hair care products for yourself and family by making your own hair detangler.


Homemade Hand Scrub

Homemade Hand Scrub RecipesThis page is about homemade hand scrub recipes. When cleaning hands, you sometimes need some scrubbing power.


white teeth

Homemade Tooth Whitener RecipesThis page contains homemade tooth whitener recipes. You don't have to pay a lot at the dentist to whiten your teeth.


Homemade Hairspray

Homemade Hairspray RecipesThis page contains homemade hairspray recipes. You can make your own hairspray at home for a fraction of the cost of retail products.


Homemade Body Wash in a Bottle

Homemade Body Wash RecipesThis page contains homemade body wash recipes. Buying body wash at the store can get to be expensive.


Homemade Body Products

Homemade Body ProductsThis is a page about homemade body products. Making your own body products is fun and allows you to control the ingredients used. They also make wonderful gifts.


Homemade Blush

Homemade BlushThis is a page about homemade blush. Blend your own unique colors by making your own blush.


Homemade Lip Plumper

Homemade Lip PlumperThis is a page about homemade lip plumper. Cosmetics and procedures designed to increase the fullness of your lips, whether permanently or temporarily, can be quite expensive.


Skin Brightener Recipes

Homemade Skin Brightener RecipesThis page contains homemade skin brightener recipes. You can create your own skin brightener formula at home using ingredients you may already have.


Homemade Body Scrub

Homemade Body Scrub RecipesThis page is about homemade body scrubs. Outstanding exfoliates don't have to be expensive when formulated at home.


Hand Scooping Out Homemade Hair Gel

Homemade Hair Gel RecipesThis page contains homemade hair gel recipes. Save money by making your own hair gel.


Girl Applying Homemade Makeup

Homemade Makeup RecipesThis page contains homemade makeup recipes. The cost of quality makeup can be very high; you might save money making your own.


Homemade Nail Polish

Homemade Nail PolishThis is a page about homemade nail polish. Nail polish in all of its array of colors can be expensive. Try making your own special blend at home.


Homemade Hand Lotion Recipes

Homemade Hand LotionThis is a page about homemade hand lotion. Rather than buy expensive hand lotion containing a lot of chemicals and fragrances you don't like, try making your own.


Homemade Cuticle Softeners

Homemade Cuticle SoftenersThis is a page about homemade cuticle softeners. Keeping your cuticles well groomed can help you feel good about yourself and your appearance.


Homemade Shave Cream

Homemade Shaving Cream RecipesThis page contains homemade shaving cream recipes. Shaving cream like many beauty and skin care products can be expensive or too harsh for your skin.


Easy Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo RecipesThis page contains dry shampoo recipes. You can buy dry shampoo products at the store, but you may have all the ingredients you need to make your own in the kitchen.


Shaving Supplies

Homemade Aftershave LotionThis is a page about homemade aftershave lotion. Eliminate the harsh chemicals sometimes used in aftershave lotions by making your own.


Woman tanning next to a pool.

Homemade Tanning Oil RecipesThis page contains homemade tanning oil recipes. Using tanning oil can enhance your tan when you lay out or use a tanning bed. You don't need to buy the expensive oil at the store if you make your own at home.


Woman applying acne cream to her face.

Homemade Acne Cream RecipesThis page contains homemade acne cream recipes. Acne is a common skin condition that many people struggle with. Acne creams can be quite expensive, making homemade acne cream can help save you money.


Photo of pink rose pedals.

Making Rose WaterThis is a page about making rose water. Rose water has some mild astringent qualities that can be used when making homemade beauty products, like skin toner. It also has a wonderful scent.


Homemade Deodorant with Ribbon Wrapped Around it

Making Homemade DeodorantThis is a page about making homemade deodorant. Deodorant doesn't have to full of chemicals and not smell the way you would like. It doesn't have to be expensive reduce or eliminate body odor.


A woman cleaning her face with skin toner.

Homemade Skin TonerThis is a page about homemade skin toner. Cleaning your face is important to maintaining a clear complexion but skin toners can be expensive to purchase. Making this cleaner at home can save you money.


A woman applying wrinkle cream.

Homemade Wrinkle Cream RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade wrinkle cream. Age, life style, and sun are some of the factors that can produce wrinkles. You can use natural ingredients, some from your own kitchen, to make your own wrinkle cream to combat these forces of nature.


Homemade bath products in clear bottles.

Homemade Conditioner RecipesThis page contains homemade conditioner recipes. Using conditioner is helpful to prevent tangles in your hair. Making your own conditioner allows you to use more natural ingredients and save money.


Jar of hand cream with flowers and woman's hands applying cream in the background.

Homemade Hand Cream RecipesThis page contains homemade hand cream recipes. Commercial hand creams can be expensive and contain a variety of unpronounceable chemical ingredients. You can use natural ingredients and make your own hand cream.


Plain White Lip Balm on Blue Background

Homemade Lip Balm RecipesThis page contains recipes for lip balm.Lip balm can protect your lips from the sun and keep them from getting chapped. If you use lip balm often, you can save money by making your own.


Shampoo being poured into palm of hand.

Homemade Shampoo RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade shampoo. Making your own shampoo not only can save money, but allows you to control the ingredients and fragrances or lack there of.


Toddler with bubbles on hair and end of nose.

Homemade Bubble Bath RecipesThis is a page about homemade bubble bath. Whether is it for a relaxing moment of zen after a hard day's work or a fun tub for the kids, a bubble bath is always a joy. Rather than buying expensive products at the store, you can save money and create your own fragrances, by making your own.


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Homemade Toothpaste RecipesThis is a page about homemade toothpaste recipes. Making your own toothpaste allows you to control what ingredients you use and can also save you money.


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Adding Gumamela Extract to Liquid Body Soap?How can I make gumamela extract be an ingredient, in making liquid body soap?


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What Can I Use to Soften My Feet?What can I use to soften my feet?


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Inexpensive Relaxing BathSummer is coming, and, in most areas, hot, humid weather. To make your bath water feel silky and, somehow, cooler, add a small handful of baking soda as you run the water. You will feel cooler and more refreshed for hours, and your skin will feel silky soft.


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Soothing Herbal Bath TeaSimply blend in a large bowl. If desired, you can add drops of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil, but it's not needed. This is a very aromatic bath tea.


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Bath Potpourri BagsFor each bag, combine equal parts dried chamomile, mint, and lavender. If you don't have access to muslin tea bags, cut squares of muslin and tie with jute or kite rope. Toss 1 or 2 bags into warm bath.


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Aphrodite Ocean BathMy daughters went to some sort of party (the pocketbook kind) and spent almost 50 dollars for this! I just stared at them.


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Minty Fresh Herb BathMix ingredients together then place in a mesh bag such as cheesecloth. Place under hot running bath water. Sit back and enjoy.


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Basic Bath OilTo make a basic bath oil, you'll need 2 ounces carrier oil such as sweet almond and 15-20 drops of your own blend of essential oils.


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Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for homemade hot oil treatment for hair?


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How Do I Get Rid of Coffee Stains on My Teeth?I drink a lot of coffee and it stains my teeth. What is the best product to whiten your teeth?


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Use Leftover Egg for Beauty FacialGive yourself a free facial while you mix up a cake. After cracking the eggs, with your finger wipe out the last bit of egg remaining in the shells. Rub it all over your face. Leave on for 20 minutes, or so.


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Beach Waves Homemade Hairspray?Has anybody ever tried to make homemade Beach Waves spray? I've read many magazine articles about these and finally created my own. I put together into a small spray bottle:


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Making Your Own Skin Care Products?I've got oily skin in the t-zone. I don't have a lot of money to buy certain toners, cleansers, and moisturizers. I really want to start taking care of my skin better. Do you know of any homemade remedies that could replace all three of these things? Thanks.


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Recipe for Healthy Hair?How do I make my hair shiny, healthy, and beautiful?


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Gentle Facial Scrub?I need an easy to make at home facial scrub. It must be something that won't irritate my skin.


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Making Pastel Hair Dyes - mermaid ombré hair color

Making Pastel Hair DyesYou can save lots of money mixing up your own shades of colour instead of buying multiple colours when you want to do your own ombre hair. Due to the pandemic, I've been finding ways to save money, but still have things like fun hair colours and styles. Follow along to find out how to get this thrifty yet beautiful mermaid-inspired ombre hair by making pastels.


DIY Eyelash Adhesive

DIY Eyelash AdhesiveI started making my own eyelash glue when I realized the store brand ones I was using was making my lids a bit itchy. This adhesive is made of a few simple household products and keeps your lashes on all day.


DIY Makeup Setting Spray

DIY Makeup Setting SprayStop reapplying your makeup and use a setting spray for all-day wear. Here's how to make your own at home for a few bucks.


Brush and baking soda for deodorant

Baking Soda as a Natural DeodorantI keep a small jar of baking soda along with a blush brush to lightly brush under my arms after a shower. Keeps me fresh smelling AND dry. You could also use this on the feet after your shower, before dressing.


Pampering Lemon Peppermint Bath Bombs - Supplies

Pampering Lemon Peppermint Bath BombsThese bath bombs combine the refreshing scent of lemon with the relaxing scent of peppermint to create a bath bomb that will knock the socks off the ones you buy at the mall. With an infusion of oil and sea salt in them, your skin will feel like it has spent the day at the spa.


Woman Dipping Her Hands in Water With Rose Petals

Homemade Manicures and PedicuresA day at the spa can cost a lot of money but everyone needs to pamper themselves also. In this series of articles, I am going to try and help all of us to save some of that money but get the relaxation we need.


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Shelf Life of Avocado Hair MaskI make hair mask with fresh avocado, olive oil, castor oil, rosemary oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and other essential oils. I keep them frozen and the one currently using refrigerated. It defrosts well but how long will they last without doing so? Leaving out refrigerator. I ordered avocado, lecithin, and grapeseed powders to help preserve future avocado masks.


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Freezing DIY Hair Masks?Can you freeze a DIY hair mask?


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Shelf Life of Bubble Bath?What is the shelf life for the bottles of bubbles? How long do the bubbles usually last in the tub and is there a specific amount I need to use?


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Storing Facial Scrubs?I usually use lemon, sugar, honey, and cucumber scrub for my skin. In a few days I'm going on a vacation and I need the scrub every morning. What's the best way I can store it and take it along with me?


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Improving the Shelf Life of Homemade Hair Mask?I'm thinking to make my own hair mask. The main ingredient is avocado. What ingredient can I use to help the mask last for at least 1 month inside of a glass container?


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Storing Homemade Hair Masks?I made a hair mask with banana, olive oil, and honey. Can I put it in the freezer or refrigerator?


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