Sunday, March 29, 2009

8 BETTER WAYS TO STAY FRESH ALL DAY (without really trying)


1. Been in the kitchen too long?

Remove kitchen smells from your hair by smoking it with some scented candle or incense sticks. Light up a candle or incense and set it down nearby. Let the smoke waft your way and whenever you pass by, fan the scent your way into your hair.
2. Herbs aren’t just for cooking
For a quick aromatherapy pick-me-up, run your hands lightly over the leaves of a rosemary plant and rub the essential oils into your wrist or neck. To clear garlic breath, grab a couple of fresh mint leaves and chew, chew, chew. For nausea, sniff some sliced ginger.
3. Brush your …skin?
Always keep an old, soft, natural-bristle brush within arm’s reach of your desk at home or in the office. When you have a minute to spare, brush your arms and legs with a long soft strokes and see your dead skin flying away. This gentle massage also stimulates your skin’s natural oil production.
4. Potato juice for your eyes
Forget cucumber slices. Did you know that the starchy juice from grated potatoes is great for treating dark under-eyes? Potato juice has a whitening enzyme called catecholase that can brighten your eye area quickly. Grate some spuds, squeeze it, dip cotton balls into the juice and apply directly unto the under-eye area. Let dry and wash off after 30minutes.
5. Do not underestimate the power of mouthwash
Mouthwash keeps your breath smelling fresh longer because it kills 99.9% of germs that cause bad breath.
6. Clean dirty nails quickly
Clean stained nails with an old toothbrush and whitening toothpaste. Scrub around the cuticle and under the nail. For stubborn stains, scary as it may sound, dip your fingers quickly in bleach and brush the stains off.
7. Use honey to sweeten your look
If you’re fighting acne or have an infected cut anywhere on your body, grab some raw honey from the pantry and dab it on the affected area. Honey is actually an ancient remedy and is known to be one of nature’s most effective anti-bacterial creations.
8. Upgrade to a better odor fighting protection
With all the chores that need to be done, your personal hygiene should not just be a second priority. Remember that no matter what time of the month, your body produces natural fluids that’s part of any healthy woman’s reproductive cycle.
from:Good housekeeping
photo from: farm4

1 comment

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

this was awesome! Thanks for sharing :-) Also, a bag of chamomile tea (soaked in warm water first, of course) can help for puffiness of the eyes :-)

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