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  • Health benefits of green tea
    to the drinking of large quantities of green tea by them This may be compared to the lower incidence of heart diseases in Japanese population 75 of which are heavy smokers The medicinal properties of green tea are attributed to the presence of polyphenols which act as antioxidants Antioxidants help prevent the damage caused by free radicals present in body Free radicals occur naturally but they grow in numbers due to some environmental conditions like pollution ultra violet light cigarette smoke etc Green tea contains 30 to 40 polyphenols while black tea contains up to 10 polyphenols 3 to 4 cups of green tea is recommended for an adult Green tea has been found to be beneficial in following conditions 1 People who drink green tea are found to have lower LDL cholesterol levels and higher HDL cholesterol levels One study conducted in animals suggests that polyphenols may help inhibit the absorption of cholesterol by intestines thus helping in the excretion of cholesterol from body 2 Though it has not yet been conclusively proved that drinking of green tea is related to the lower incidence of caner in Japan yet some studies conducted in animals indicate that polyphenols that act as antioxidants may be responsible for killing the cancer cells 3 It was found in certain studies that polyphenols help control Type 1 diabetes The body stops producing insulin in Type 1 diabetes Green tea can be helpful in regulating levels of glucose in the blood in such cases 4 Green tea has also been found to be beneficial for the liver It helps control the damaging effect of alcohol on it People who drink green tea are found to have lower incidence of liver diseases 5 Green tea may also be helpful in reducing weight in obese people Though

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  • Bath salts recipes - Make your own bath salts picture tutorial
    Make sure you break down baking soda clumps Get the lavender essential oil to be added Add 8 drops of lavender essential oil Note I truly adore the scent of lavender and I can never have too much of it The first time I experimented with lavender based bath salts recipes I added 12 drops which almost made me spasm Too much indeed I use 8 but add 5 6 drops and see how you like the scent You can always add more Also too much of essential oil can dissolve the salt and you will end up with a big mush instead of bath salts Lavender added Mix it up Next add 7 drops of red food coloring and 2 drops of blue food coloring I should have used gloves when preparing this recipe I recommend you do unless you want to walk around with red and blue stains on your hands Mix it up This part might be the most tedious as you will have to break down little clumps of color that will form Just mash the clumps against the sides of the bowl Get the jar ready and start filling it up Finally the product emerges I like to use mine freshly made and this batch should be enough for 2 uses However you can always make less by reducing the quantities of ingredients Store in a cool dry place bathroom cabinet is just fine and don t let it sit longer than 2 maximum 3 weeks Add a handful to the running bath water Like I mentioned this was the second batch I experimented with I had some left over from my previous attempt so I decided to prepare a body scrub I added a bit of extra virgin olive oil That s it I

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  • Lavender bath salts
    coarser than sea salt but it is also filled with minerals I prefer 3 tablespoons of Epsom salt Alternative recipe is to drop baking soda and simply substitute it with 6 tablespoons of Epsom salt or 6 tablespoons of sea salt Pour salt into a jar and add to the mix 8 drops of lavender essential oil You might be tempted to add more as it smell so great but don t It will overwhelm the salts and might clump the salt up Close the jar and shake it gently to distribute the oil Let it sit for an hour or so shake it gently again and pour into running bath That s it Simple isn t it You can also add a drop or two of food coloring lavender petals or you can just use it as it is it is great either way Here are some Epsom salt bath salts If you are into more elaborate bubble bath recipes check out bubble bath recipes page Return from lavender bath salts to homemade bath salts Return from lavender bath salts to skin care recipes and remedies Looking for a specific recipe home remedy or ingredient Type the word and

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  • Apricot scrub recipes
    a molecule so small that it enters the deep layers of the skin promoting creation of collagen as well as elastin Apricot scrub recipes preparation There is nothing to not love in these recipes They are fresh healthy and give great results They could make a nice gift for someone special or make for a great pampering experience for yourself Here are three recipes that you can try Homemade scrubs are one of the easiest natural skin products to make Get a plastic container with a lid Put 1 2 cup of olive oil or mineral oil in the plastic container Sprinkle some sugar fine or course into the oil until you get the consistency that you would like You would use fine sugar if you want a gently scrub and coarse sugar if you want a more vigorous clean Add a few drops of apricot kernel essential oil until you have the smell you want Take a bath or shower and enjoy You need a jar with a lid Fill jar 3 4 full with coarse or fine sugar Slowly pour baby oil into the sugar Do not pour too fast or you will have more oil than you need Make sure the oil is distributed evenly throughout the sugar Add your apricot kernel essential oil Mash a couple of ripe apricots until the mass resembles a paste Add enough brown sugar to keep the paste consistency Add a bit of olive oil Mix well and apply after a long warm shower If you want to preserve your apricot scrub past two months or you are giving it as a gift add the oil of a vitamin E capsule or some sea salt Your apricot body scrub can be kept on a bathroom shelf or on the tub corner

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  • Dead sea salt scrub - Recipes to soften and heal
    salt and save Instead of buying small amounts at a time I recommend that you buy bulk dead sea salt It will last you for a very long time doesn t spoil and you can always use it for a healing bath or facial mask Custom Dead Sea Salts 10lbs Dead Sea Salt Eucalyptus 20 Pounds Dead Sea Salt Lavender 60 Pounds Now here is where the fun begins You will have plenty of opportunity to experiment with dead sea body scrub like with all scrubs really by simply adding a few more ingredients A few drops of any essential oils of your choice If you are looking to relax add lavender If you need a boost add peppermint or spearmint or even better coffee oil A few drops of Vitamin E You can get it in liquid form or as gel caps in which case you need to break it and squeeze the gel out Aloe Vera can be a great addition to this recipe Simply add a squirt or to making sure the scrub does not become to liquid Looking for an extra cleansing experience Add some ground oatmeal to it or even some brown sugar How about some ground coffee It is excellent for cellulite and bumpy skin in general If your skin is in need of additional cleanse add a teaspoon of baking soda Whatever you add to it you are looking for a pasty consistency liquid enough so it is easily spread on the skin but thick enough that it stays there and maintains the grainy texture of the salt Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or container and shake well Apply on wet skin in circular motion and rinse off Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub Cucumber Melon Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub Coconut

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  • Lemon body scrub recipes - Fresh and energizing
    local bath and body store and buy a Lemon Sugar Scrub for around 15 or treat yourself to a spa visit and pay over 100 If you want to save that money and spend it on something else you can always make your own lemon sugar scrub These would be a nice gift for someone special this upcoming holiday season Here are two recipes that you can try Here are two different lemon body scrub recipes 1 Ingredients 1 2 cup white or brown sugar 1 cup olive or grape seed oil 1 4 cup lemon peel How to combine ingredients Zest the lemon peel and then add to sugar Once that is totally mixed add oil and mix with fork or by hand until sugar is totally saturated Set aside for 30 minutes Check mixture to see if sugar has separated from the oil There should be about a 1 2 inch of oil on top of sugar If not add a little more oil and mix again Put mixture in airtight container How to use Rub the lemon sugar scrub in a circular motion over damp skin Rinse with warm water and pat dry 2 Ingredients 2 1 2 cups of white sugar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons of lemon juice How to combine ingredients Mix all the ingredients until you have a gritty paste Put in a 12 ounce mason jar or any jar with a lid that seals If you want to preserve your lemon sugar scrub past two months or you are giving it as a gift add the oil of a vitamin E capsule or some sea salt Your lemon sugar scrub can be kept on a bathroom shelf on the tub corner or under the bathroom counter It does not

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  • Coffee Body Scrub
    in the morning Possibilities are endless with this recipe and you can find the one that fits you the best Cosmetics companies have been onto caffeine benefits for some time now so you can find pre made scrubs containing green coffee such as Terra Nova Green Coffee Yerba Maté Stimulating Body Scrub or get the caffeine boost from a soap 100 Pure Brazilian Coffee Scrub Soap with Cocoa Butter being one of the better known ones For more ideas check out our body scrubs recipes section of the site Comments for Coffee Body Scrub Average Rating Click here to add your own comments May 05 2012 flavored coffee by kelda I used vanilla biscotti flavored coffee its what I had to make this Also a great tip when mixing this put it in a big zip lock baggie to mix I started out mixing in a bowl and stained my hands and nails so cleaned up and put it all in a zip lock bag and got it mixed up much easier and it allowed me to look at the entire mixture not just the top Jul 20 2011 wow by Sydney Wow I just used this and it worked phenomenally it is amazing my skin is so soft I recommend everyone to use this it works amazingly Feb 25 2011 silky soft skin by Stardust212 I use olive oil the smaller molecules penetrate the skin more easily and the coffee grounds I ve already made coffee with It feels great when it s still warm Adding sea salt makes it the perfect pre tanning scrub Jun 10 2010 Love it by Holly98513 I LOVE this recipe I added Brown sugar and olive oil to my fresh ground coffee and it is AwEsOmE Click here to add your own comments

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  • Homemade sugar scrub - 3 quick homemade sugar scrub recipes
    blemishes A sugar scrub used on aging skin will give it a more uniform color and texture Use one to soothe your skin when it has been overexposed to the sun or after shaving They are gentle enough to be used every day Organic Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe 1 2 cup of natural sugar Enough virgin olive oil to moisten sugar Gently massage the sugar scrub onto the skin before showering Then shower as usual Soothing Aloe Vera Sugar Scrub Recipe White cane sugar Enough vegetable glycerin to moisten sugar Several drops of Aloe Vera Oil Natural coloring if desired Spread mixture gently onto your skin and massage gently for one minute then leave in place for three to four minutes Rise with warm water Sensitive Skin Sugar Scrub Sugar scrubs are very gentle but if you have ultra sensitive skin you may enjoy a brown sugar scrub Here is a recipe to get you started Almond Brown Sugar Scrub for Sensitive Skin 1 Cup natural brown sugar 1 2 cup sweetened almond oil 1 tsp of vitamin E 1 2 tsp of vanilla 1 2 tsp of honey Mix ingredients together and apply to the skin Massage gently for one minute and rinse with warm water To make your own personalized sugar scrub vary the ingredients to suit your preferences Experiment with a selection of your favorite essential oils and vary the type of basic oil you use Choose from peanut oil sesame oil corn oil virgin olive oil according to your personal taste Add natural coloring if you desire It s easy and fun to create the perfect natural sugar scrub that you will enjoy using often Skin Crazed About The Author Alisa Roberts is the webmaster of Skincrazed com a informational website on

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