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Home Remedies for Bad Breath

No one likes to hear it, but it’s worse not to know it: You have bad breath. Bad breath (also known as halitosis or malodor) can be embarrassing and tough on those around you. Some people don’t realize their breath could peel paint because people are afraid to tell them.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Almost everything we put into our mouth, particulary food and drink, can make it smell less pleasant. For the majority of people, the most frequent cause of bad breath is associated with bacteria that live in the mouth, particularly on the tongue. This bacteria can build-up as a result of poor oral hygiene and a lack of flossing.

Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth and after meals too. The tongue is like a lint catcher and it has to be cleaned off every so often to get that nice aroma to come through.

Wash the tongue with baking soda dissolved in warm water to reduce the acidity in your mouth making a less-friendly environment for the bacteria to grow.

Change Your Breath From Bad to Good!

Parsley, coriander, basil, rosemary,thyme, wintergreen, cardamom seeds, cinnamon bark, clove, fennel or anise seeds are great breath fresheners. Slowly chew any of these herbs and allow the saliva to build up in your mouth. Chew peppermint or carnation for better breath smell.

This remedy is one of the good home remedy for bad breath using coffee. Grind the fresh beans with few cardamom seeds and make into a reviving cup to be drunk without milk first thing in the morning (but avoid if you also have a hangover). This will help in curing bad breath. Cloves are a strong antiseptic.


  • Make a tea by putting 3 whole or 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves in 2 cups of hot water, and steep for 20 minutes, stirring infrequently. Pour through a well strainer and use as a mouthwash or gargle two times in a day. This is one of the good Home Remedy for Bad Breath.
  • Use a tongue scraper, which helps to remove dead cells, food particles and bacteria from the tongue. A tongue scaper is a special plastic instrument found in drug stores and some health food stores, that costs several dollars. In Ayurveda, a thick coating on the tongue is called “ama” and is thought to be caused by improper or incomplete digestion. Tongue cleaning with a scaper is recommended as a daily regimen to remove ama. The key is to do it gently and to rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward. If you can’t find a tongue scraper, use a toothbrush to clean your tongue.
  • Rinse your mouth before sleeping with a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon added.


Easy 2 Ingredient Natural DIY Blackhead Remedy

Blackheads are every woman’s nightmare. Not only are unsightly, but while contributing to the deterioration of skin, facilitating the formation of wrinkles. There is a recipe which we can fight blackheads even at home without too much hassle or investment astronomical beauty salons or pharmacies. Another advantage of this treatment is that it uses only natural ingredients found in any kitchen. 

How to get rid of blackheads with 2 naturally ingredients:


  • baking soda
  • sugar
  • water


  • You have to add a tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl. Over this put a tablespoon or two of sugar and 2 tablespoons water. Mix until it becomes a smooth paste. Moisten face and apply the mask. Rub easily, then let it work for a few minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat the ritual until you notice that you got rid of blackheads.

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How to Prevent and Treat In-Grown Hairs & Red Bumps

There are a few things you can do to actually prevent ingrown hairs from becoming a problem in the first place. First, it’s important to remember that ingrown hair problems are mostly caused by pressure and/or friction.  As someone who performs bikini waxing services almost every day all day long, I’ve seen the most intense ingrown hair problems occur during two fashion periods – low rise jeans and skinny jeans.  Why is this? 

The skin reacts to being constantly rubbed and pressed on by creating something else for the offender to rub and press on instead. The nice, warm environment “down there” is a heaven for bacteria that normally live inside pores which are now being swelled up from inflammation caused by the pressure and friction, so the bacteria thrive. Sometimes excess oil production also comes into play to create a kind of slip leading to impactions of blackhead material, other times it’s just inflammation creating swelling and nothing else.  In both cases, hair is prevented from growing out of the follicle properly.

Prevention comes in the form of properly cushioning the skin.  This means… hate to be the barer of bad news ladies… NO thong when wearing denim, tweed, twill or any other type of textured material.  It also means NO LACE and no mesh underwear.  EVER.  There must be smooth, non-textured, 100% cotton underwear covering the entire affected area at all times.  Many of my clients have enjoyed a great deal of relief from their ingrown problems just by changing completely to boy cut, or boy short, 100% cotton underwear.

Treatment includes manual plus chemical exfoliation to loosen skin cells and impactions so hair can start to come out of blocked follicles, such as an acne face wash with exfoliating spa gloves.  Salicylic Acid gels or liquids can indeed be a bit drying.  Inflamed ingrown hairs benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of Sal Acid, but again, the drying aspect can be a problem.

Ingrown Hair Prevention

To prevent ingrown hairs, try these tips every time you shave:

  • Every day, rub your face in a circular motion using a wet washcloth or an exfoliating scrub to tease out any stubborn ingrown hairs.
  • Shave with a sharp, single-bladed razor.
  • Wet your skin with warm water before shaving and apply a lubricating gel.
  • Shave in the same direction your hair is growing.
  • Use as few strokes of the razor as possible. That lessens the chance of a hair slipping back into your skin.
  • Rinse the blade with water after every stroke.
  • Don’t shave too closely to your skin. Leave a little bit of stubble if you can.
  • If you’re using an electric razor, hold it slightly above the surface of your skin.
  • Apply a cool washcloth to your skin after you shave to reduce irritation.

You can also try other hair removal methods that are less likely to produce ingrown hairs. Those methods include depilatory creams that dissolve the hair, and a laser or electric current (electrolysis) to permanently remove the hair follicle.

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How to Sleep Better: Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Here is the secret…I take a mixed spoonful of coconut oil, raw honey, and sea salt right before I go to bed every night. The three components of fat from the coconut oil, sugar from the honey, and the salt all work to help your body be sustained throughout the night. This mixture helps you stay a sleep throughout the night and also helps reduce the impact of spikes in stress hormones or cortisol, which can often cause you to wake up in the middle of the night.


  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of raw honey (make sure it’s raw, unprocessed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  • Mix the coconut oil, raw honey, in a dish and sprinkle some sea salt on it. Mix up the ingredients a little. Put it on a spoon and swallow, then chase with water.
  • Take the coconut oil, raw honey separately and chase with water. Then, you could add the sea salt to a small cup of water and drink it.

If you wake up in the middle of the night: Just take the mixture again anytime you wake up and you should be able to fall back asleep much easier, in about 30 minutes or less.


The Best Way To Remove Facial Hair At Home

All women do have some hair growth on their face. However, when this growth increases and it affects their appearance and their confidence is when it becomes an issue. This excessive hair growth (also called hirsutism) is usually due to hormonal problems. So, if you don’t want to use wax on your face, we recommend you a natural mask made from natural and healthy ingredients that will remove all the hair from your face. Sounds pretty cool, huh?


  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal;
  • 2 tablespoons honey;
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice.


  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it very well, using a blender, until you get a paste. Now, apply this paste on the areas where the unwanted hair is. Wait for 20-25 minutes until it dries and then rinse with warm water.
  • Repeat this treatment 3 times a week and you’ll see how the unwanted facial hair will disappear.
  • Another ally for hair removal is sugar. Besides a cup of sugar you need a lemon and a cup of water. Melt the sugar and add the water and lemon. Let it cool and apply the homemade wax in the direction of hair growth and let it work for a few minutes. Pull in the opposite direction just like you do it with beeswax. After waxing rinse with cold water and apply a moisturizer.  It is best to use this treatment twice a week.



Homemade Recipe for Wrinkles Around the Eyes

Time seems to be flying by these days and the fine lines and wrinkles popping up remind me that I’m not getting any younger. Anyway, there is a highly effective remedy that can be made from just two ingredients.  Sounds pretty cool, huh? 


  •      50ml argan oil
  •      5 capsules vitamin E
  •      2 Cotton Swabs


  •      Prepare a mixture by mixing up the argan oil and the vitamin E capsules
  •      Dip the cotton swabs in this remedy and place them over your eye area
  •      Leave them for 10 minutes
  •      Relax while the cotton swabs are on your eyes
  •      Remove the cotton swabs and massage the skin around your eyes with your fingers

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Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. They appear on the skin surface when someone grows quickly, or puts on weight quickly. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. See how get rid of them using natural ingredients.

  • Coconut Oil – Many women have found that coconut oil has an effect on stretch marks. The oil will be applied to the stretch marks 3 times a day.
  • Cocoa Butter – damaged skin massage with cocoa butter may decrease the chances of getting stretch marks. It works very well, especially for people who have darker skin. Do this massage once a day. Reducing stretch marks should be visible over a month.
  • Collagen – Researchers believe that massaging the skin helps to stimulate blood flow and evenly distributes collagen in the affected areas. Collagen is the protein responsible for skin strength and elasticity.
  • Lemon juice – Lemon juice is naturally acidic which helps heal and reduce stretch marks, acne, and other scars. Rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Another option is to mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on the stretch marks.


5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight

Are pimples robbing off your peace? Well, that will not happen anymore. Understand the causes of pimples and their types. Follow the 5 natural remedies that can help you say good bye to pimples overnight! 

1. Toothpaste

Applying toothpaste to the skin to get rid of pimples is an age-old practice. It effectively gets rid of acne owing to the presence of ingredients such as baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, sodium pyrophosphate, alcohol, menthol, and most importantly triclosan. Triclosan is a preservative that is an active ingredient in toothpastes, soaps, bathing gels, and acne treatment products. It is also a well-known anti-bacterial agent. Another important ingredient in toothpaste is baking soda.

Apply the paste to different areas of your face and body and assess howeach of the areas react to it. Leave the toothpaste on for at least 15 minutes. If you do not notice any irritation, it is safe to use on your skin for an extended period of time.

Apply the toothpaste directly into the pimple in small quantities. Do not massage it into your skin, just place a small blob of toothpaste over the pimple.

2. Apply some apple cider vinegar

Instead of buying a typical over-the-counter pimple cream, why not allow mother nature to work her magic on your skin? Celebrities such as Hilary Duff and Scarlett Johanson use ACV to cleanse their skin and keep pimples away. They have the choice to use super-expensive products and they choose to use good old ACV, and here’s why…

– During the creation of ACV, substances such as malic acid are formed, which give ACV antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties which help prevent acne and skin infections.

– ACV’s natural goodness also unblocks pores and allows skin to breathe properly, so it is very effective in treating acne and pimples.
– AVC doesn’t just effectively remove excess oil from your skin, it also helps to balance pH levels and can prevent your skin from becoming too oily or too dry by balancing the production of sebum.

To make your own ACV toner, mix equal parts of ACV and water. You can get creative with your ACV solution. Try adding green tea, aloe vera gel or witch hazel. After a while when your skin got used to it, you can gradually increase the concentration of the ACV. It depends on the tolerance of your skin. Just make sure you shake it before you use it, so that the water and ACV are thoroughly mixed up. 

To apply ACV to your skin, simply use a cotton bud and gently glide over skin to remove make-up, oil and impurities. Be careful not to get it in your eyes!. If you are suffering from a breakout, then be warned it will sting your pimples. However, this should feel like a ‘good’ hurt, and not be intolerable.

When you use AVC for the first time, after 5 minutes, it is a good idea to rinse it off with warm water. This is just so your skin isn’t too exposed to ACV on your first time. If you don’t get a reaction, then the next time you use it, don’t wash it off, and then you can build up your skin’s tolerance. It is best to apply the ACV toner at night as ACV can increase sensitivity to ultra-violet rays.

3. Honey

Honey is a secret natural cosmetic product which treats acne and other beauty problems. Honey is commonly used in two ways: either as a mask or scrub, applied directly to the affected area, or as a dietary supplement to improve overall health.


  • Use a cotton ball to apply a small amount of raw honey to the affected area.
  • Leave for 30 minutes and rinse first with warm water, then cold water.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
  • Note: Alternately apply raw honey to the affected area before going to sleep and cover with a bandage. Leave overnight and rinse with water the next morning.

4. Use eye drops

Eye drops are made to remove redness. They contain tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride, which helps get rid of redness (usually in the eyes).


  • Put a small amount of the eye drop solution on a Q-Tip and apply it gently to the pimple.
  • Alternately, freeze a Q-Tip that’s been soaked in eye drop solution overnight. Apply it gently to the pimple. The cold will suppress the inflammation, and the tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride in the eye drops should help relieve redness.
  • Rubbing it on your entire face can cause more irritation. Only rub on affected areas. Don’t use this technique too often or it could have an adverse effect.

5. Oatmeal boost

Oatmeal can power you up from the inside out-and the outside in. If you soak/cook your oats and use them in mask, they can reduce the inflammation and unsightly redness that accompanies breakouts. Add some honey to your mask and you have a great recipe for a rather tasty sounding acne remedy. Keep in mind that oatmeal on its own will not cure your acne, and should be used as part of a sensible routine acne treatment. However, it may very well reduce the blatant, painful, appearance of the breakouts.

You will need…
-One serving of oatmeal-steel cut seems to work well
-Two tablespoons raw honey

Whip up a batch of oatmeal as usual, or by following the directions on the box. When it is finished and still hot, add two tablespoons of honey. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Keep in mind it retains quite a bit of heat, so really make sure it’s a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin-the last thing you need is a burn! Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. When it has set, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.


5 Simple DIY Honey Face Masks

Taking care of our skin in every phase of life should be important. When we are young we need to protect it, as we become teens we have to take care of it, then as adults we try to prolong that youthful look! One way to take care of your skin is to use face masks. They not only sooth your skin but also rejuvenate it.

We have put together 7 Simple Homemade Honey Face Masks for you to try at home. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry or refrigerator, making it that much easier to get your spa night going! 

  • Honey and Clay Facial Mask


2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon clay
1 tablespoon honey
a few drops of essential oils
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Strawberries Facial Mask


1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 egg white
two strawberries
2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil or jojoba
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Avocado oil Facial Mask


1/2 avocado
2 tablespoons of avocado oil
30g honey
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Rose Facial Mask


May rose petals (crushed in water)
2 tablespoons rose water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon yogurt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Almonds Facial Mask


1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons almonds (crushed)
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face for 20 minutes. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.


10 Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks For 2016 For Girls

When you start brainstorming your Valentine’s Day beauty look, there are a few requirements. First, it has to be smoking hot, like three-alarm sexy. Second, it has to be smudge-proof (cough, cough). Third, it has to be easy enough to do at home. Well, consider this your date-night textbook. We’ve rounded up our favorite makeup looks! Enjoy Valentines’ Day to the fullest. Check out the collection. Cheers! 

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