Beauty on a Budget (Part 2)

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If there’s one thing that we love, it’s making our own natural remedies and beauty products! Check out these fantastic recipes from The 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac that will restore and liven up your hair, face, and skin.

Beauty on a Budget (Part 2)

For hair: To restore luster to your tresses and make them more manageable.

Herbal Conditioner

1 teaspoon burdock root
1 teaspoon calendula flowers
1 teaspoon chamomile flowers
1 teaspoon lavender flowers
1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon vinegar

Pour 1 pint of boiling water over the herbs in a bowl and let them steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid into a second bowl and add the vinegar. Shampoo, rinse, then pour the conditioner on your hair. Comb the conditioner through evenly. Do not rinse.

For the face: Regular cleansing removes surface dirt and oils, but facial masks clean out the toxins that are found deep in pores.

Wrinkle Relaxer

6 to 8 green seedless grapes

Wash the grapes, then cut them in half. Gently massage each half onto the face and neck. Let dry for 20 minutes, then rinse off and pat dry. Repeat every day, or as needed.

For the skin:

Coffee Scrub

Coffee grounds work to help diminish cellulite and varicose veins, in addition to improving circulation and smoothing the skin’s texture.

2 cups used coffee grounds
½ cup sugar or sea salt
⅔ tablespoon unscented massage oil

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Massage gently on the skin, then rinse with warm water.

If you enjoy these home remedies, check out The 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac for even more!
 

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