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Effective &Amp; Low Cost Beauty Treatments You Can Do at Home

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Between the five dollars a gallon we’re paying for gas and the stress of a rough economy, it’s safe to say we are all looking for ways to save a few bucks. Before cutting your beauty budget completely, take a look at some of the treatments you can do at home, using things you may already have around the house.

SKIN

Turn your bathroom into a sauna. All you need is an essential oil, such as lavender or eucalyptus. Pour some into your tub and then run the shower (with the door closed) at the hottest temperature. The entire room will fill with a steamy, relaxing, wonderfully scented vapor.

If you’re paying big bucks for cellulite creams, wake up and smell the coffee! Caffeine is the main ingredient in most of these expensive products, so I offer you an alternative. Take your used coffee grinds (if you’re not a coffee drinker, find someone who is that is willing to donate) and mix them in a bowl with some olive oil. You will need plastic wrap for this next part, so be sure to have it handy. Head into the shower and massage the coffee grind mixture into your thighs. Cover with the plastic wrap and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing. After drying off, apply some aloe gel to your legs to seal in the results.

You can make your own face and body scrubs by adding baking soda to your face cleanser and shower gels. It works just as well as the store-bought scrubs, but at a fraction of the cost.

Looking for a great under-eye treatment? Italian women have known this secret for centuries. Dab a little olive oil under the eyes before bed. You only need a couple of small drops. If you have dark circles, use flaxseed oil instead. It contains fatty acids to repair the capillaries.

HAIR

Forget expensive salon highlights. You can get subtle, natural-looking highlights at home with teas. Just be sure to pick the right kind of tea for your hair color: chamomile for blondes, black tea for brunettes, and rooibos tea for red tones. Take about half a dozen tea bags and pour a couple of cups of hot water over them. Let the bags steep and allow them to cool to room temperature. When you are in the shower, pour the liquid over your hair. It’s not necessary to rinse, just use a dark towel to dry your hair.

Want silky-smooth hair? An all-natural deep-conditioning hair mask can be made from half a cup of unsweetened coconut milk and a couple of teaspoons of coconut oil. Stir the two together and then massage into freshly washed hair. Leave in for five to ten minutes and rinse.

MAKEUP

Are you still paying $8 for makeup remover wipes? You can get twice as many unscented baby wipes for half the price. They work just as well as their counterparts—even on your waterproof mascara.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive all-natural lip plumper, just get some cinnamon oil and massage it into your lips. It does the same thing as the expensive lip plumper products, but only costs about $5.

Strawberries contain gentle acids that whiten and brighten teeth. Just bite into one and rub it on your teeth. This is a lot safer for your teeth enamel, and also a lot cheaper than harsh bleaching systems.

Enjoy these tips and tricks, and use them to save yourself money that could be better spent elsewhere (like on that killer pair of stilettos you’ve been eyeing)!

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I absolutely love this! I'm actually really into home remedies, but I had no idea that coffee helps rid the body of cellulite. This comment has been removed.
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@vamp1967 You can find an undereye cream on Amazon containing flax seed oil. Vitamin K is another key ingredient to rebuild capillaries. This comment has been removed.
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Very, very, very interesting!!!! This comment has been removed.
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wow great idea for the baby wipes never thought of that!!!! and i have tons laying around lol This comment has been removed.
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The last lip plumper I bought, set me back like forty bucks, so if the cinnamon oil works, that is really a bargain. Don't keep us waiting, get another article out. This comment has been removed.
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Great tip on strawberries!! This comment has been removed.
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@courtney2bambi The lavender steam is good to do, if you want to sleep better and the eucalptus is good, if you really want to clear your sinuses. You could also try other essential oils such as citrus or vanilla. This comment has been removed.
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What a valuable article! I think I'm going to try the sauna tip. Looking forward to your next one! This comment has been removed.
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Wow - great, great tips! Thank you! This comment has been removed.
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I love your all-natural approach! Can't wait to try the flaxseed oil on my eyes.
I love my concealer, but would love to use less ;)
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I am canceling my teeth bleaching appointment for this upcoming Wednesday. I would rather buy some strawberries for a few dollars and munch on those. Thanks for the "Bright" tip. This comment has been removed.
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I love using the coffee grinds for exfoliating! Thanks for the tips :) This comment has been removed.
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As usual, another ABSOLUTELY AMAZING article from you. I had my BF follow the advice from your bacne article, and it went away after about 10days. Now he has a few scars on his back, maybe you could write an article on getting rid of scars. I know a lot of people have issues with acne scaring. I am going to give the 'tea hair tinting' a try. When you stop and think about what we're blowing at the hair salon, you could refurnish your living room after a few months. This comment has been removed.
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I'm printing this article and posting it on my board near my desk! Great tips and ideas....can't wait to try the coconut milk/oil for my hair! Thank you Faith! This comment has been removed.
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Nobody believes me when I tell them I have cellulite, because they think I'm so skinny. It's genetic so it doesn't matter what you weigh. I never tried the creams, but I went to get the costly cellulite treatments and they kinda work, but I'd really like to give my bank account a break and save up for other things. Thanks for this tip and the other ones are really good too. I always felt like they were ripping off women with the makeup remover wipes and now I know they are. This comment has been removed.
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