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heart emoticon 50 HOUSEHOLD TIPS & TRICKS heart emoticon<br /><br />Most people are watching their dollars and working off a budget to make ends meet. Many are also now looking for natural alternatives to live a more wholesome and chemical free life. Following are a few ways in which you can have both of the above. These uses are becoming more prevalent and are easy to do it yourself. So, here are great easy uses for common household items to make your life more chemical free and your wallet a little fatter.<br /><br />THIS IS LONG BUT SO TOTALLY AWESOME AND INFORMATIVE!!!!!<br /><br />1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVD<br />Apply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc. Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!<br /><br />2) Cornstarch: Untangle Knots<br />Sprinkling cornstarch into tough knots, such as shoe laces helps loosen them.<br /><br />3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood Furniture<br />Get rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture by rubbing a walnut on the areas. The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture and pocket book will be saved.<br /><br />4) Club Soda: Make Your Breads Fluffier<br />When baking, where recipes call for water, add club soda instead to make pancakes, waffles and any other breads fluffier.<br /><br />5) Salt: Keep Windows Frost Free<br />Pour a cup of salt into a liter of water. Sponge the liquid onto the inside of window to prevent frost from forming during the winter months.<br /><br />6) Rubbing Alcohol: Remove Permanent Marker<br />Dab the surface that has the permanent marker on it with a cloth or cotton ball covered in rubbing alcohol to make it disappear quickly.<br /><br />7) Chap stick: Stops Bleeding When Nicked Shaving<br />Cut yourself shaving? Just swipe some chap stick over the cut to stop that constant bleeding. No more tissue squares!<br />Apple Juice: Removes Dandruff<br />Don’t ask how it works, but it does! Instead of buying a special shampoo, just wash your hair in apple juice to rid your scalp of pesky dandruff.<br /><br />9) Aspirin: Get Rid of Armpit Stains on T-Shirts<br />Grind up an aspirin tablet or two, then make a paste out of it using water, lemon or vinegar. Spread the paste on the stained area and let sit for an hour before washing.<br /><br />10) Olive Oil: Make Pets’ Coat Shinier<br />Add a bit of olive oil to your pet’s food to give them a healthier, shinier coat of fur.<br /><br />11) Newspapers: Clean Windows and Mirrors<br />Instead of using a spray and a streaky cloth, use only newspaper to clean off your mirrors and windows for a streak-free finish.<br /><br />12) Baking Soda: Remove Bugs from Windshield<br />Mix baking soda with warm water to make a paste. Spread the paste over your windshield for fifteen minutes. Then wipe or spray off with a hose.<br /><br />13) Bleach: Extend Life of Flowers in Vase<br />Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool.<br /><br />14) Kitchen Dish Soap: Flea-Killing Dog Shampoo<br />Kitchen dish soap (not dish detergent) can double as dog shampoo for its flea killing abilities.<br /><br />15) Coke: Remove Blood Stains from Clothing<br />Soak the stain in coke until the stain is dissolved, then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the coke dries, though.<br /><br />16) Honey: Remove Blemish Overnight<br />Have a blemish you need to get rid of by tomorrow? Put a dab of honey on the blemish and cover it up (it’s best to use a Band-Aid) and the honey’s natural antibacterial properties will clean out the bacteria by the morning.<br /><br />17) Wax Paper: Clean Can Opener Gears<br />Run a few small strips of wax paper through the can opener to clean out of the bits and pieces that have built up in the gears throughout the year. The wax will also rub off on the gears to protect for future use as well.<br /><br />18) WD-40: Remove Crayons from Walls<br />Use the lubricant and a cloth to remove stubborn crayon marks from the walls just by spraying the wall and wiping with a cloth.<br /><br />19) Chalk: Keep Ants and Slugs Out of the House<br />Ants and Slugs Won’t Touch Chalk. So, simply draw a line in front of your doorway where you are having problems with these pesky critters and they won’t cross it, meaning they won’t be able to get into your house.<br /><br />20) Vinegar: Kills Weeds and Helps Flowers Grow<br />Vinegar is a magic wonder when it comes to gardening. It not only kills weeds but they help flowers grow as well. Douse vinegar all around your garden to prevent weeds from popping up and to help your flowers to grow healthy and strong.<br /><br />21) Mayonnaise: Remove Bumper Sticker<br />Spread mayonnaise on the bumper sticker and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then, rub the sticker off with a towel, leaving a clean bumper!<br /><br />22) Tin Foil Ball: Replace Dryer Sheets Permanently<br />Instead of using a dryer sheet ball up one or a few sheets of tin foil and toss it in the dryer. It removes the static electricity from your clothes and one can last up to a year.<br /><br />23) Banana Peel: Polish Leather Shoes<br />Use the inside of a banana peel to give shoes a professional and natural shine that will last for quite some time.<br /><br />24) Mouthwash: Cure Athlete’s Foot<br />Pour mouthwash on cotton balls and then swab your feet. The alcohol will disinfect the bacteria completely if you continue this for a week or so.<br /><br />25) Baking Soda: Clean BBQ Grill<br />Mix a cup of baking soda with half a cup water to make a paste. Dip your brush into the paste and scrub the grill. The caked on pieces and black residue will come off much quicker and using baking soda is much safer and cheaper than using cleaning chemicals.<br /><br />26) Coffee Grounds: Fertilizer<br />Coffee is full of nutrients and vitamins that are very beneficial to soil. That’s why some people include it in compost piles. If you want to get the most out of your coffee, pour the grounds on areas where you want more grass or flowers.<br /><br />27) Olive Oil: Shaving Cream<br />The smoothness of the oil can replace the need for shaving cream, and it also provides great moisture.<br /><br />28) Dryer Sheets: Gets Rid of Static Electricity<br />Use dryer sheets to remove static electricity from things such as clothing, TV screens or your own hair. Tame fly away strands by running a dryer sheet over them.<br /><br />29) Freezer: Freeze Candles to Make Them Last Longer<br />Put candles in the freezer for at least 2 hours before using. Once you burn them, the wax will melt at a much slower pace, making them last much longer!<br /><br />30) Two glasses of water: Cure Headache<br />Water is the cure to most common headaches. To make the headache go away quickly, drink two cups of water very quickly.<br /><br />31) Lemons: Deodorize Garbage Disposal<br />Toss whole slices of lemon into the garbage disposal then run it. The acidity of the lemon will rid your sink of all odors and leave a fresh scent that usually lasts for a few months.<br /><br />32) Alka Seltzer: Remove Burnt-On Grease and Food Stains<br />When letting your pots and pans soak, throw in one or two Alka Seltzer tablets and the caked on residue from cooking will come off easily when you scrub/wash.<br /><br />33) Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve Diarrhea<br />Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into eight ounces of water to soothe your stomach. The taste may not be the greatest, but the antibacterial properties of the vinegar will end the unpleasantness of the bowel problems.<br /><br />34) Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from Glass<br />Apply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch is gone. Make sure the glass is clean beforehand.<br /><br />35) Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox and Sunburns<br />Pound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath to soothe your skin while you soak. You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after.<br /><br />36) Buttons: Sort Earrings<br />Organize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled by using spare buttons as holders for each pair.<br /><br />37) Corn Oil: Prevent Hairballs for Pets<br />Add a few drops of corn oil to your pets’ food to prevent hairballs from forming. The thick oil helps the fur pass through the animal’s system much quicker and easily.<br /><br />38) Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from Hair<br />There are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one. Give it a try rather than peanut butter the next time you’re in need.<br /><br />39) Coke: Remove Oil Stains from the Driveway<br />Oil stains are very difficult to remove pavement, but one method guaranteed to work is Coke. The highly acidic drink will eat away at the oil until clean.<br /><br />40) Brown Sugar: Facial Scrub<br />A scrub is good to do about once a month to remove dead skin and bacteria built up in pores and remove excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products and will definitely result in a clearer and smoother complexion.<br /><br />41) Dryer Sheet: Lint Brush<br />You already know that dryer sheets remove lint in the dryer. Well, it can do the same thing out of the dryer, too. When you’re in a fix, use a dryer sheet. It works just as well as a lint brush, and if you like the scent, it’s an added bonus.<br /><br />42) Newspaper: Deodorize food containers and Food Drawers in the Refrigerator<br />For that stinky Tupperware or smelly refrigerator drawer that is too much to deal with, toss in a sheet of newspaper overnight before you deal with it. The paper will absorb the smell greatly reducing it or eliminating it completely.<br /><br />43) Olive Oil: Unstick a Zipper<br />The oil will help the zipper slide more easily, fixing the problem!<br /><br />44) Salt: Cool Something Quickly<br />You know that feeling when you’re having a BBQ and someone asks for a drink and you realize that no one has put them in the cooler? There’s nothing worse than a warm drink on a hot day. Chill a drink quickly, by adding salt and water to your ice. The drinks will be cold in a matter of minutes; saving your party and making you look smart all at once.<br /><br />45) Scotch Tape: Prevent Wall from Chipping When Nailing<br />The wall can leave unsightly chips when hammering in a nail. Prevent this by simply placing a piece of scotch tape over the area you’re going to nail. The wall will be held tighter, preventing chips from occurring.<br /><br />46) Alka Seltzer: Soothe Insect Bites<br />Dissolve two tablets into a glass of water. Then use a cloth or cotton ball to apply it

Extra Tip: Massaging your skin with a loofah or a brush during a bath will enhance the circulatory and detoxifying effects of the sea salt. It reduces the accumulation of water in the tissues, firms the skin slightly and even helps protect against cellulite.

For Skin Ailments

This mixture is especially effective for such skin conditions as acne, psoriasis, eczema, oozing poison ivy and poison oak.

1 lb. Dead Sea salt
3 tbsp. seaweed powder

Thoroughly mix the Dead Sea salt and seaweed powder in a glass container with a lid. Use up to 1 cup of bath salts in a bath.

For Normal Skin

2-4 effervescent bath tablets
1 lb. coarse or fine sea salt
1 lb. baking soda
5 tbsp. seaweed powder

Crush the bath tablets with a mortar and pestle; then add to the other ingredients. Thoroughly mix in a glass container with a lid. Add up to 1 cup to your bath.

Exclusive Gift Idea

Scented sea salts for the bath, displayed in a decorative bottle, can make a special surprise gift for a friend. You can add dried herbs and flowers for a colorful variation.

1 lb. coarse sea salt
50-60 drops of lavender or rose-geranium essential oil
1/2 cup dried lavender buds or rose petals
Put the salt and the essential oils in a glass container that can be tightly capped, mix well and let stand for 2 weeks in a dark place. Then arrange the salt and the fried flowers in alternating layers in a glass bottle and cap tightly. Use 8-10 tbsp. of the blend for5 a tub bath.

Note: For added effect, tint the salt with oil-based food coloring. Mix a small amount of sea salt with whatever colors you prefer, and then mix the colored salt in with the rest.

Artwork by Josephine Wall">Sea Salt Bath<br /><br />Thalassotherapy, an alternative word for sea-salt bath, comes from the Greek word thalassa, or sea. The notion f a sea-salt bath is based on the healing power of the ocean. Seawater is very similar to human blood i its combination of minerals and trace elements, and this helps explain its specific effects on the body. A warm sea-salt bath supports healthy skin function, removes waste products and helps promote circulation. For skin ailments, such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis, regular baths with sea salt can alleviate itching and heal damaged cells. By flushing out the tissues, sea-salt baths are useful in protecting against cellulite and edema. Adding dried seaweed to your bath further conditions, restores and moisturizes your skin.<br /><br />Facial Skin Care<br /><br />To help with oily skin or acne, rinse your skin daily with a solution of 1 tsp. of sea salt dissolved in 1 qt. of warm water. A compress with sea salt improves circulation in the skin while firming it up. Dissolve 1 tsp. of sea salt in 1 qt. of warm water, dip a cloth in it and apply to your face and neck for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with clear water.<br /><br />Application: Run hot water into your bathtub and dissolve up to 1 cup of sea salt into it. Then add cold water until the bathwater reaches your body temperature. (98.6*F). Bathe for no more than 10-15 minutes; this will keep you from placing too much strain on your circulation. If you have normal or dry skin, rinse before applying lotion, but if you have oily skin, you need 't rinse off. Apply lotion to your body; cover up well and rest for at least one hour.<br /><br />Rich in Minerals: Sea salt, which is available at most health food stores, contains a higher mineral content than regular table salt, has not been bleached with chemicals and is believed to be more effective in a bath. Sea salt is obtained by evaporating seawater that has been purified and filtered multiple times. It consists of about 80 percent sodium chloride and 20 percent minerals and trace elements. Salt that comes from the Dead Sea is especially rich in potassium, magnesium, iodine, bromine and sulfur. These substances remove waster products from the body and can help protect against cellulite and edema in the tissues of the skin. Coarse- and fine-grained forms of sea salt are available, both types are effective when added to a therapeutic bath.<br /><br />Baking Soda for Enhanced Effects: Adding bicarbonate soda (baking soda) to a sea salt bath can leave the skin feeling clean and smooth. Baking soda also enhances the stimulating effect on the circulatory system, provides a refreshing quality and helps soothe skin irritations and itchiness. For fizzy bubbles, you can add 3-4 effervescent antacid tablets to your bathwater before stepping in. The tablets will not harm your skin and simply add to a
Extra Tip: Massaging your skin with a loofah or a brush during a bath will enhance the circulatory and detoxifying effects of the sea salt. It reduces the accumulation of water in the tissues, firms the skin slightly and even helps protect against cellulite.

For Skin Ailments

This mixture is especially effective for such skin conditions as acne, psoriasis, eczema, oozing poison ivy and poison oak.

1 lb. Dead Sea salt
3 tbsp. seaweed powder

Thoroughly mix the Dead Sea salt and seaweed powder in a glass container with a lid. Use up to 1 cup of bath salts in a bath.

For Normal Skin

2-4 effervescent bath tablets
1 lb. coarse or fine sea salt
1 lb. baking soda
5 tbsp. seaweed powder

Crush the bath tablets with a mortar and pestle; then add to the other ingredients. Thoroughly mix in a glass container with a lid. Add up to 1 cup to your bath.

Exclusive Gift Idea

Scented sea salts for the bath, displayed in a decorative bottle, can make a special surprise gift for a friend. You can add dried herbs and flowers for a colorful variation.

1 lb. coarse sea salt
50-60 drops of lavender or rose-geranium essential oil
1/2 cup dried lavender buds or rose petals
Put the salt and the essential oils in a glass container that can be tightly capped, mix well and let stand for 2 weeks in a dark place. Then arrange the salt and the fried flowers in alternating layers in a glass bottle and cap tightly. Use 8-10 tbsp. of the blend for5 a tub bath.

Note: For added effect, tint the salt with oil-based food coloring. Mix a small amount of sea salt with whatever colors you prefer, and then mix the colored salt in with the rest.

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#footcaretips   #nailcare <br /><br />FOOT & TOE NAIL CARE<br />Your feet hold you up. Literally. Some you have to give them the TLC they deserve. And they do deserve it. Taking good care of your feet will prevent you from getting foot conditions such as athlete's foot, other fungal infections, injuries like plantar fasciitis etc. It is always important to keep your feet and toenails in tip-top condition.<br /><br />Wash & Moisturise your Feet Daily.<br />Wash your feet with soap and water paying attention to areas between the toes. And then dry your feet.<br /><br />Massage a good quality foot cream on as a part of your routine. One way to achieve soft, moisturized feet is to rub on some lotion before bed, and slip on some socks. This will enhance the effect of the moisturiser. When you wake up in the morning, you'll find that your feet are very soft and are free from dryness!<br /><br />Rub a little argan oil on your toe-nails. This will help reduce that chance of nail breakage and keep your cuticles soft and manageable.<br /><br />Foot Scrub down<br />A pedicure every 2 to 3 weeks is important. Soak your feet for about 5 to 20 minutes in a large bowl with lukewarm water. As an added treat, you could either drop in a mini blaster, infuse the water with a few drops of essential oils or add some dead sea salts, to keep the feet smelling good and to soften hard skin respectively. Your feet will feel the lurve!<br /><br />Exfoliate your feet with a good foot scrub to slough off dry and dead skin, and to moisturize your feet as well. Massage the scrub in circular motions, and rinse off afterward. To exfoliate the hardened skin on the heels and bottom part of the feet, use a foot file or a pumice stone. Make sure to use a gentle filing motion, and to never rub too hard.<br /><br />Toe Nails<br />Cut your toenails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails. You may use a nail file to smoothen and give the edges a bit of a curve. Ensure that the nails are cut and filed to just the right length, not too long, not too short.<br /><br />Remember to include your cuticles too. Apply argan oil to your toe nails to soften and moisturize the hardened edges, and push the cuticles back with an orangewood. Make sure that you do not push too hard, or you might risk cutting the cuticles.<br /><br />Recommended products<br /><br />Foot Scrub, de-odouriser and skin softener – Dr Foot by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Foot Moisturiser and skin nutrition – Tippy Toes by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Foot Spa – Pure essential oils by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Foot Spa - Dead sea salt with argan and seaweed extracts – Seaweed Bath Company (USA)<br />Foot Spa – Mini Blaster (Chill Pills) by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Cuticle and nail care - Argan Oil by Saadia Organics (Morocco)<br />Socks for foot care – HTP Pro-health Socks by HTP (USA)

In a bowl, soak coffee grounds in warm, filtered water (coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the bowl), and add epsom salts. Rinse your face with the water from the bowl, then scoop up the grounds to gently scrub skin. Finish by rinsing with more of the water from the bowl.

2. Boost your hair color

Maybe you've heard of the DIY hair-brightening trick favored by blondes: washing hair in chamomile tea or champagne. Well, if you're a brunette, consider using espresso. "Coffee grounds mixed with water into a paste and applied to damp, freshly shampooed hair will add some depth to your color," says Doug Macintosh, hair colorist at Louise O'Connor Salon in New York City. "The acidity of the coffee will also smooth the cuticle of the hair, giving it extra shine."

3. Help ward off skin cancer

According to the results of a 2011 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, you may someday slather coffee on your burn-prone parts to protect your skin from sun damage. Researchers found that topically applied caffeine helped protect against some skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in skin. In the meantime, protect yourself from melanoma by reducing sun and UV exposure," says Erikka Loftfield, study coauthor and doctoral student at the Yale School of Public Health.

4. De-puff tired eyes

Any eye cream that promises to unpack your under-eye bags or lighten up dark circles probably contains caffeine. "If you put coffee on the skin's surface, it dehydrates and constricts blood vessels," says Hunter. "The area under your eyes is a lymphatic channel that drains poorly, and caffeine helps remove water from the system." As for dark circles, she says, "As we age, under-eye skin gets thinner, making it easier to see the blood vessels. The vessel-constricting effect of coffee could temporarily help—expect to see results for 30 minutes to an hour."

5. Reset your olfactory nerves

Trying to choose from among several perfumes? Give coffee beans a quick sniff in between. Smelling coffee between spritzes of eau de cologne and the like helps prevent nose fatigue, according to research by University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist Noam Sobel. In other words, it serves as a sort of palate-cleanser or reset button (that's why you often see beans at the fragrance counter of fancy department stores).

6. Exfoliate

If you find coffee at the spa, it's most likely in a body treatment. "The BodyCoffee Vichy Scrub is one of our most popular exfoliating scrubs," says Karen Sevene, body therapies director at the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, CA. The treatment mixes coffee extract with Dead Sea salt and energizing essential oils for a sloughing ritual that, she says, targets cellulite and rough skin. For similar results at home, try BodyCoffee Invigorating Body Polish ($38 for 16 oz, bodycoffeestore.com), made with ground arabica beans, Dead Sea salt, moisturizing jojoba oil, and invigorating mint and rosemary oils.

Or, make your own with this recipe from the Mohonk Mountain House Spa in New York: Mix ½ c sugar (or ½ c epsom salt for a more vigorous scrub), 1 c cooled coffee grounds, 1½ Tbsp jojoba oil, and tea leaves from 2 green tea bags. Gently rub the mixture onto your body in a circular motion before stepping into the shower. After your shower, pat skin dry and apply moisturizer.">FOR ALL YOU LADIES ON GOOGLE+ - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING POST,  IT MAY SURPRISE YOU..........<br /><br />6 Surprising Ways Coffee Makes You Prettier:<br /><br />You know your beloved java boosts your mood, but this antioxidant-packed multitasker can also help improve your hair, skin, and more. Check out these pretty perks of your morning brew (and just be sure to stick to the recommended limit of 400 mg of caffeine per day to avoid dehydrating yourself).<br /><br />1. Brighten your face<br /><br />When it comes to antioxidants, Julia Hunter, MD, a dermatologist at Wholistic Dermatology in Beverly Hills, CA, believes in doubling up.
In a bowl, soak coffee grounds in warm, filtered water (coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the bowl), and add epsom salts. Rinse your face with the water from the bowl, then scoop up the grounds to gently scrub skin. Finish by rinsing with more of the water from the bowl.

2. Boost your hair color

Maybe you've heard of the DIY hair-brightening trick favored by blondes: washing hair in chamomile tea or champagne. Well, if you're a brunette, consider using espresso. "Coffee grounds mixed with water into a paste and applied to damp, freshly shampooed hair will add some depth to your color," says Doug Macintosh, hair colorist at Louise O'Connor Salon in New York City. "The acidity of the coffee will also smooth the cuticle of the hair, giving it extra shine."

3. Help ward off skin cancer

According to the results of a 2011 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, you may someday slather coffee on your burn-prone parts to protect your skin from sun damage. Researchers found that topically applied caffeine helped protect against some skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in skin. In the meantime, protect yourself from melanoma by reducing sun and UV exposure," says Erikka Loftfield, study coauthor and doctoral student at the Yale School of Public Health.

4. De-puff tired eyes

Any eye cream that promises to unpack your under-eye bags or lighten up dark circles probably contains caffeine. "If you put coffee on the skin's surface, it dehydrates and constricts blood vessels," says Hunter. "The area under your eyes is a lymphatic channel that drains poorly, and caffeine helps remove water from the system." As for dark circles, she says, "As we age, under-eye skin gets thinner, making it easier to see the blood vessels. The vessel-constricting effect of coffee could temporarily help—expect to see results for 30 minutes to an hour."

5. Reset your olfactory nerves

Trying to choose from among several perfumes? Give coffee beans a quick sniff in between. Smelling coffee between spritzes of eau de cologne and the like helps prevent nose fatigue, according to research by University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist Noam Sobel. In other words, it serves as a sort of palate-cleanser or reset button (that's why you often see beans at the fragrance counter of fancy department stores).

6. Exfoliate

If you find coffee at the spa, it's most likely in a body treatment. "The BodyCoffee Vichy Scrub is one of our most popular exfoliating scrubs," says Karen Sevene, body therapies director at the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, CA. The treatment mixes coffee extract with Dead Sea salt and energizing essential oils for a sloughing ritual that, she says, targets cellulite and rough skin. For similar results at home, try BodyCoffee Invigorating Body Polish ($38 for 16 oz, bodycoffeestore.com), made with ground arabica beans, Dead Sea salt, moisturizing jojoba oil, and invigorating mint and rosemary oils.

Or, make your own with this recipe from the Mohonk Mountain House Spa in New York: Mix ½ c sugar (or ½ c epsom salt for a more vigorous scrub), 1 c cooled coffee grounds, 1½ Tbsp jojoba oil, and tea leaves from 2 green tea bags. Gently rub the mixture onto your body in a circular motion before stepping into the shower. After your shower, pat skin dry and apply moisturizer." src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-3Wy-K8pJM8g/VNZx0go1lKI/AAAAAAAAD2I/l6kzQUejsp0/coffee1.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
A UV water purification system uses ultra-violet light to disinfect viruses and bacteria. It also kills the dangerous protozoa called Cryptosporidium and Giardia. These can be killed by the use of heavy chlorination but we’re talking about using 25 times more chlorine than what’s used to treat a public swimming pool! A UV water purification system kills the bacteria so the bacteria cannot reproduce. It doesn’t require salt, chemicals or filters. There are no by-products added to your water and you don’t have to worry about storing chemicals.
The Health Benefits of Black Salt<br /><br />Salt is one of those substances that human civilization is built upon, not only for its taste, but also for its health benefits and its ability to preserve food.<br /><br />The Indian black salt, also known as 'Kala Namak', is a popular variety of Indian volcanic stone salts. It sees extensive use in India, Pakistan and internationally, by those who know its benefits. Its unusual color comes from the presence of tiny amounts of iron and other minerals.<br /><br /><br /><br />This special salt is found in the Himalayan mountain ranges and has some excellent health benefits that you should know about. In India, black salt is often prescribed for patients with high blood pressure or those who require a low-salt diet. Why? Because black salt is low on sodium, and so doesn't raise the blood pressure like normal salt does. It is also a popular treatment for heartburn and intestinal gas. In short, it provides a boost to the digestive system.<br /><br />The health benefits of black salt:<br /><br />1. A healthy alternative to sea salt<br /><br />Salt is incredibly common in everyday life. We find it in a huge amount of snacks and dishes. This is usually iodized salt or sea salt. However, an overdose of salt in our daily lives is a common problem that may lead to paralysis, thyroid problems and high blood pressure, to count a few. The two most dangerous chemicals in sea salt are potassium iodate and aluminum silicate. This is why sea salt is banned in some countries. However, black salt is a great alternative to iodized salt, and here are a few of its benefits compared to iodized salt:<br /><br />- Treats arthritis problems<br />- Treats paralysis problems<br />- Lowers high blood pressure<br />- Deals with impotency issues<br /><br /><br />2. The therapeutic benefits<br /><br />According to centuries of tradition, black salt is a 'cooling' salt that is filled with therapeutic benefits. It can be used as a laxative and as a cure for intestinal disorders. It has benefits for eyesight and unlike common salt, does not enhance your sodium intake. Due to its high sulfur content. However, due to its high sulfur content, it can also weaken the digestion in large amounts, and so a balanced use is recommended, no more than you would regular salt.<br /><br /><br />3. Soft, beautiful looking skin<br /><br />Another use for black salt is skincare. Instead of chemical peels, special soaps and spas, consider adding black salt to your bath water. It works as an excellent healing agent, especially good for cracked, swollen feet, athlete's foot, warts and sprains. Just sit back and let it heal your pain and relieve your worries while you enjoy a truly refreshing bath. When you come out, your body will feel truly rejuvenated.<br /><br />Note: If your skin is sensitive to irritation, it's best not to make the water too hot, or you may incur some itchiness.<br /><br /><br />4. Strong, problem-free hair<br /><br />If you're one of many who suffer from a receding hairline, you're probably frustrated by all the supplements and tonics that never seem to work. So try something more natural this time. The essential minerals in black salt will boost your hair's natural growth, strengthen it and treat its split ends. If you have dandruff or acute hair loss, I recommend taking black salt with tomato juice at least once a day. Not only will it encourage hair growth, but will also make your hair thicket, with more sheen and luster.<br /><br /><br />Do try to use this wonderful natural product and see the difference for yourself. Don’t forget to shoot us a comment. Stay fit and stay healthy!

HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir.">GLOSSARY OF POOL TERMS from swimmingpool.com<br /><br />AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated  valve located at the top of a filter tank for relieving the pressure inside the filter and removing the air inside the filter (bleeding the filter). Also known as a pressure-relief valve.<br /><br />ALGAE: Microscopic plant-like organisms that contain chlorophyll. Algae is nourished by carbon dioxide (CO2) and use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. It can be introduced by rain or wind and grows in colonies, producing nuisance masses. Algae can harbor bacteria and can be slippery. There are thousands of known species of algae. The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-_YVGoM2U948/VMBogqxdinI/AAAAAAAAAJg/BDcNpueC0WI/14389.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
More than the waters of the area influence the healing powers of the Dead Sea -- a place where several natural features come together to create an unusual set of circumstances purported to be effective in healing and recovery from a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Travelers do not have to be afflicted with a medical issue to enjoy the benefits of visiting the location and experiencing the waters. The effects are calming and restorative to even otherwise healthy guests. At AQUA THERAPY we are fully committed to providing only the highest quality products, to your bath for you to experience the magic of the Dead Sea….<br />#aquatherapyusa #deadsea salt #mud  #relax #soothe 
Dead Sea, The lowest point on the face of the earth<br />http://www.friendstours.org/?q=node/35<br /><br />Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products.<br />The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).<br />One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world, the Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into a major hub of both religious and health & wellness tourism in the region. A series of good roads, excellent hotels with spa and fitness facilities, as well as archaeological and spiritual discoveries make this region as enticing to today’s international visitors as it was to kings, emperors, traders, prophets and pilgrims in antiquity.<br />The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea’s rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.
want to have hv a nice spa like treatment at home but don't hv those necessary thing?? don;t worry here r sum diy products which for sure u can make n use... n ya follow these steps for that skin u want<br />1.cleanse ur face with a nice face wash... remember start with washing ur face with warm water and finish with cold water....<br />2. exfoliate ur face... but if u don't have a scrub then just make ur own by mixing ur face-wash with a little salt or sugar or any granualy material like semolina or any other...<br />3. massage ur skin with a nice massaging cream but if u don't have it then use ur moisturizer but apply a heavy amount and massage till it gets invisible...then wash it  off..<br />4. then apply ur favorite face pack let it dry but if u don't hv 1 then mek ur own.. by mixing gram flour , turmeric, milk, honey and lemon juice and tadda ur face pack is done let it dry for about 20-25 mins and then wash it off with cold water...<br />5. then last but not the least tone ur face or mek ur own by mixing cucumber juice lemon juice and honey...<br />6. then at last moisturize ur face to seal every thing in place ....<br />hope this was helpful do try it out .... 
 <br />Chlorine has a huge variety of uses; as a disinfectant and purifier, in plastics and polymers, bleach, solvents, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, as well as an intermediate in manufacturing other substances where it is not contained in the final product.<br /><br />Chlorine is used worldwide to purify water supply as the ultimate defense against waterborne microbiological infection. Modern day cholera epidemics in Peru, China, India or Africa exemplify the devastating consequences of poor sanitation.<br /><br />Chlorine also plays a critical role in the productions of thousands of commercial products. Products reliant on chlorine’s unique properties include every household item such as bleach and disinfectant to bullet-resistant vests, computer hardware, silicon chips and automotive parts.<br /><br />Chlorine itself is a gas at room temperature. Ordinary table salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) is half chlorine, and a simple electrochemical reaction with salt water produces chlorine gas easily. That same reaction produces sodium hydroxide (NaOH), and by mixing chlorine gas with sodium hydroxide you create sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). When you buy a gallon of bleach at the grocery store, what you are buying is the chemical sodium hypochlorite mixed with water in a 5.25-percent solution. You're buying salt water that has been changed slightly by electricity.<br /><br />Chlorine is chlorine, so the chlorine in bleach is the same as the chlorine in drinking water and in a swimming pool. In fact, you can use chlorine bleach to treat a swimming pool or to treat drinking water. A gallon of bleach provides 1 part per million (PPM) of chlorine to 60,000 gallons (about 250,000 liters) of water. Typically, a pool is treated at a rate of 3 PPM, and drinking water is treated at anywhere from 0.2 PPM to 3 PPM depending on the level of contamination and the contact time.<br /><br />Chlorine is used in pools and drinking water because it is a great disinfectant. It is able to kill bacteria and algae, among other things. Chlorine also makes a great stain remover, but not because of the chlorine itself. Natural stains (as well as dyes) produced by everything from mildew to grass come from chemical compounds called chromophores. Chromophores can absorb light at specific wavelengths and therefore cause colors. When chlorine reacts with water, it produces hydrochloric acid and atomic oxygen. The oxygen 
Aqua Therapy North America brings you a complete line of skin care and SPA products directly from our home “The Dead Sea” source. All of our Dead Sea products are 100% made in the Dead Sea using original Dead Sea minerals, water, salt and mud. Fortified with pure herbal extracts and abundant natural plant oils, to enrich the skin with replenishing moisture and soothe the soul with natural balancing support.<br />We bring you the miraculous benefits of the Dead Sea right to your home.<br />#aquatherapyusa #deadsea #skincare #minerals #anti-aging  
Let's Talk<br />Skin care<br /><br />Spa by Lenice<br />115 Fulford ganges rd, suite 2102<br />Salt spring Island B.C. V8K 2T9<br />250-537-8807<br />info@spabylenice.com<br /><br />Red Light Therapy for Pain Relief<br />Red light therapy for pain relief is a gentle, non-invasive, drug-free, and chemical-free alternative that has been shown to reduce and in some cases even eliminate aches and pains.<br />At first it sounds ridiculous: How can light help with my chronic back pain?<br />Well, it’s quite simple. The infrared light (invisible light) penetrates deeper in our body and repairs or regenerates cell components. The infrared light also activates the production of endorphin's and blocks pain-transmitting chemicals.<br />The home devices for this purpose typically use Infrared light – Deep penetrating light – at 880nm penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm, which makes it an effective pain relief for:<br />1. Herniated and bulging discs<br />2. Muscle related back pain<br />3. Osteoarthritis<br />4. Fibromyalgia<br />5. Pulled and strained muscles, Muscle spasms<br />6. Inflammation<br />7. Nerve injuries<br />8. Sports injuries – Bone fractures and chips, sprains, tennis elbow etc.<br />9. Neck pain and stiffness<br /><br />Red Light Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation<br />YES! Red light easily penetrates the skin, boosts circulation and bringing more blood and nutrients to the area. It also stimulates vital collagen and elastin production. Collagen helps plump the skin, while elastin firms the skin. The red light is energizing and repairing damaged cells, stimulating collagen and elastin and giving the skin back its youthful look.<br />Home devices for skin rejuvenation typically use visible red light at a wavelength of 660nm – That penetrates tissue to a depth of about 8-10 mm – Making it more beneficial for treating problems close to the surface of the skin, such as:<br />1. Wrinkles and fine lines<br />2. Tightening and firming (non-surgical face lift alternative,)<br />3. Blemishes and redness<br />4. Anti-aging<br />5. Age spots and hyper pigmentation on face, hands, neck<br />6. Acne scars<br />Red Light Therapy for Skin Problems<br />As I wrote above, red light promotes the healing of the skin and so can be used effectively for many skin problems, without medication (we all know their dangerous side effects), and chemical-loaded lotions and creams.<br />You can use a home device for these conditions (Warning: Do not use it if you have an active skin infection)<br />1. Burns<br />2. Acne Scars<br />3. Rosacea<br />4. Eczema<br />5. Psoriasis<br />6. Athlete’s foot<br /><br />Red Light Therapy for Skin Problems<br />As I wrote above, red light promotes the healing of the skin and so can be used effectively for many skin problems, without medication (we all know their dangerous side effects), and chemical-loaded lotions and creams.<br />You can use a home device for these conditions (Warning: Do not use it if you have an active skin infection)<br />1. Burns<br />2. Acne Scars<br />3. Rosacea<br />4. Eczema<br />5. Psoriasis<br />6. Athlete’s foot<br />.
Milk Water Crystal Jelly Foot Soak<br /><br />The sole ingredient in crystal jelly is a sodium salt of polyacrylic acid also known as waterlock and broad application in consumer products include bath time recreational gel. These “Super Absorbents” and “Water Crystals” will seal in with water polymers and surround them tightly to your feet. Other ingredients in our Water Crystal Jelly include all natural milk power, Vitamin E, aloe, and high quality marine algae. It is like milk mutt mask for your feet!!<br /><br />Sometimes we also add fresh rose petals for purposes of trapping water in your skin as well as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin. Your therapeutic massage therapist will then apply all natural mineral salt to your feet for exfoliation purpose and also to dissolve the Water Crystal Jelly in water for a better and smoother cleaning purpose. Please do not choose this if you have cuts or allergies on your feet.<br /><br /><br />#ancient   #gift   #holiday   #giftcertificate   #painrelief <br />#visalia   #visaliamassage   #massage   #massagetherapy   #therapeuticmassage   #visaliamassagetherapy   #footmassage   #footreflexology   #relax   #footspa   #spa   #tuina   #traditional   
Rose Water Crystal Jelly Foot Soak<br /><br />The sole ingredient in crystal jelly is a sodium salt of polyacrylic acid also known as waterlock and broad application in consumer products include bath time recreational gel. These “Super Absorbents” and “Water Crystals” will seal in with water polymers and surround them tightly to your feet. Other ingredients in our Water Crystal Jelly include rose essential oil extracted from various rose petals, Vitamin E, aloe, and high quality marine algae. It is like rose mutt mask for your feet!!<br /><br />Sometimes we also add fresh rose petals for purposes of trapping water in your skin as well as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin. Your therapeutic massage therapist will then apply all natural mineral salt to your feet for exfoliation purpose and also to dissolve the Water Crystal Jelly in water for a better and smoother cleaning purpose. Please do not choose this if you have cuts or allergies on your feet.<br /><br />#visalia   #visaliamassage   #visaliamassagetherapy   #massage   #massagetherapy   #therapeuticmassage   #visaliatherapeuticmassage   #relax   #relaxation   #stress   #stressrelief   #painrelief   #asianmassage   #footreflexology   #reflexology   #prenatalmassage   #footmask   #rose   #footspa   #spa  
Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground and Aboveground Swimming Pools<br /><br />You can say goodbye to harsh chemicals & chlorine odor, and irritated eyes when you use a salt system (Salt-chlorine generator) to sanitize your swimming pool. Salt chlorine generators use ordinary salt to naturally produce pure chlorine. By doing so, salt water chlorine generation provides the sanitization necessary to keep pool water clean without the need for handling or frequent monitoring of chlorine. As a result, pool owners who use salt chlorine generators can enjoy remarkable convenience and safety in addition to sparkling clean, crystal clear swimming water that's soft, silky - and much less effort than traditional sanitizers.<br /><br />Specialty Pool Products' line of swimming pool supplies includes a diverse selection of high quality swimming pool salt chlorine generators from trusted brand names such as Hayward, Jandy, Intex, Blue Essence and others. With today's models capable of sanitizing up to 50,000 gallons, every swimming pool owner can enjoy the benefits and advantages that come with using a salt chlorine generator to achieve and maintain beautifully clean, inviting swimming pool water.<br /><br />Salt-Chlorine Generators are safe for use in all pool surfaces, including fiberglass, vinyl, plaster, and concrete swimming pools and provide for easy yet effective pool maintenance. By evenly dispersing chlorine and by providing simple adjustment of chlorine output, salt chlorine generators allow pool owners to spend more time enjoying their pool rather than dealing with harsh, dangerous chemicals. Similarly, Salt Systems are exceptionally safe and easy to use, and will provide consistently clean, silky water. How do they work? Typically, salt systems utilize a natural electrolytic process to generate pure chlorine. The salt concentration is very low (less than a teaspoon per gallon of pool water), but it's sufficient to generate free chlorine, naturally! The chlorine continuously kills algae, bacteria & contaminants, then reverts back to salt & the process repeats. There's less time spent on maintenance, less money spent on chemicals and they're fast & easy to install on both new existing swimming pools.<br /><br />Specialty Pool Products' selection of salt water chlorine generators includes models for both Inground and Aboveground pools:<br /><br />Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground Swimming Pools:<br />Goldine AquaRite<br />Autopilot<br />Hayward SwimPure<br />Jandy AquaPure Ei<br />Hayward Salt & Swim<br /><br />Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground Swimming Pools:<br />Intex<br />AquaTrol<br />ChlorEase<br />Simpl-Chlor<br />Saltron Retro<br /><br />All of our salt chlorine generators will provide automatic, natural pool sanitization and are available at competitive prices.
50 HOUSEHOLD TIPS<br /><br />I've had a bunch of requests to post this again...so here ya go!<br /><br />Please **SHARE** this so you can **SAVE** all these great tips to your page!<br /><br />THIS IS LONG BUT SO TOTALLY AWESOME AND INFORMATIVE!!!!!<br />YOU NEED TO READ THIS!<br /><br />Most people are watching their dollars and working off a budget to make ends meet. Many are also now looking for natural alternatives to live a more wholesome and chemical free life. Following are a few ways in which you can have both of the above. These uses are becoming more prevalent and are easy to do it yourself. So, here are great easy uses for common household items to make your life more chemical free and your wallet a little fatter.<br /><br />1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVD<br />Apply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc. Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!<br /><br />2) Cornstarch: Untangle Knots<br />Sprinkling cornstarch into tough knots, such as shoe laces helps loosen them.<br /><br />3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood Furniture<br />Get rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture by rubbing a walnut on the areas. The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture and pocket book will be saved.<br /><br />4) Club Soda: Make Your Breads Fluffier<br />When baking, where recipes call for water, add club soda instead to make pancakes, waffles and any other breads fluffier.<br /><br />5) Salt: Keep Windows Frost Free<br />Pour a cup of salt into a liter of water. Sponge the liquid onto the inside of window to prevent frost from forming during the winter months.<br /><br />6) Rubbing Alcohol: Remove Permanent Marker<br />Dab the surface that has the permanent marker on it with a cloth or cotton ball covered in rubbing alcohol to make it disappear quickly.<br /><br />7) Chap stick: Stops Bleeding When Nicked Shaving<br />Cut yourself shaving? Just swipe some chap stick over the cut to stop that constant bleeding. No more tissue squares!<br /><br />8)Apple Juice: Removes Dandruff<br />Don’t ask how it works, but it does! Instead of buying a special shampoo, just wash your hair in apple juice to rid your scalp of pesky dandruff.<br /><br />9) Aspirin: Get Rid of Armpit Stains on T-Shirts<br />Grind up an aspirin tablet or two, then make a paste out of it using water, lemon or vinegar. Spread the paste on the stained area and let sit for an hour before washing.<br /><br />10) Olive Oil: Make Pets’ Coat Shinier<br />Add a bit of olive oil to your pet’s food to give them a healthier, shinier coat of fur.<br /><br />11) Newspapers: Clean Windows and Mirrors<br />Instead of using a spray and a streaky cloth, use only newspaper to clean off your mirrors and windows for a streak-free finish.<br /><br />12) Baking Soda: Remove Bugs from Windshield<br />Mix baking soda with warm water to make a paste. Spread the paste over your windshield for fifteen minutes. Then wipe or spray off with a hose.<br /><br />13) Bleach: Extend Life of Flowers in Vase<br />Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool.<br /><br />14) Kitchen Dish Soap: Flea-Killing Dog Shampoo<br />Kitchen dish soap (not dish detergent) can double as dog shampoo for its flea killing abilities.<br /><br />15) Coke: Remove Blood Stains from Clothing<br />Soak the stain in coke until the stain is dissolved, then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the coke dries, though.<br /><br />16) Honey: Remove Blemish Overnight<br />Have a blemish you need to get rid of by tomorrow? Put a dab of honey on the blemish and cover it up (it’s best to use a Band-Aid) and the honey’s natural antibacterial properties will clean out the bacteria by the morning.<br /><br />17) Wax Paper: Clean Can Opener Gears<br />Run a few small strips of wax paper through the can opener to clean out of the bits and pieces that have built up in the gears throughout the year. The wax will also rub off on the gears to protect for future use as well.<br /><br />18) WD-40: Remove Crayons from Walls<br />Use the lubricant and a cloth to remove stubborn crayon marks from the walls just by spraying the wall and wiping with a cloth.<br /><br />19) Chalk: Keep Ants and Slugs Out of the House<br />Ants and Slugs Won’t Touch Chalk. So, simply draw a line in front of your doorway where you are having problems with these pesky critters and they won’t cross it, meaning they won’t be able to get into your house.<br />20) Vinegar: Kills Weeds and Helps Flowers Grow Food, Not Lawns<br /><br />Vinegar is a magic wonder when it comes to gardening. It not only kills weeds but they help flowers grow as well. Douse vinegar all around your garden to prevent weeds from popping up and to help your flowers to grow healthy and strong.<br /><br />21) Mayonnaise: Remove Bumper Sticker<br />Spread mayonnaise on the bumper sticker and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then, rub the sticker off with a towel, leaving a clean bumper!<br /><br />22) Tin Foil Ball: Replace Dryer Sheets Permanently<br />Instead of using a dryer sheet ball up one or a few sheets of tin foil and toss it in the dryer. It removes the static electricity from your clothes and one can last up to a year.<br /><br />23) Banana Peel: Polish Leather Shoes<br />Use the inside of a banana peel to give shoes a professional and natural shine that will last for quite some time.<br /><br />24) Mouthwash: Cure Athlete’s Foot<br />Pour mouthwash on cotton balls and then swab your feet. The alcohol will disinfect the bacteria completely if you continue this for a week or so.<br /><br />25) Baking Soda: Clean BBQ Grill<br />Mix a cup of baking soda with half a cup water to make a paste. Dip your brush into the paste and scrub the grill. The caked on pieces and black residue will come off much quicker and using baking soda is much safer and cheaper than using cleaning chemicals.<br /><br />26) Coffee Grounds: Fertilizer<br />Coffee is full of nutrients and vitamins that are very beneficial to soil. That’s why some people include it in compost piles. If you want to get the most out of your coffee, pour the grounds on areas where you want more grass or flowers.<br /><br />27) Olive Oil: Shaving Cream<br />The smoothness of the oil can replace the need for shaving cream, and it also provides great moisture.<br /><br />28) Dryer Sheets: Gets Rid of Static Electricity<br />Use dryer sheets to remove static electricity from things such as clothing, TV screens or your own hair. Tame fly away strands by running a dryer sheet over them.<br /><br />29) Freezer: Freeze Candles to Make Them Last Longer<br />Put candles in the freezer for at least 2 hours before using. Once you burn them, the wax will melt at a much slower pace, making them last much longer!<br /><br />30) Two glasses of water: Cure Headache<br />Water is the cure to most common headaches. To make the headache go away quickly, drink two cups of water very quickly.<br /><br />31) Lemons: Deodorize Garbage Disposal<br />Toss whole slices of lemon into the garbage disposal then run it. The acidity of the lemon will rid your sink of all odors and leave a fresh scent that usually lasts for a few months.<br /><br />32) Alka Seltzer: Remove Burnt-On Grease and Food Stains<br />When letting your pots and pans soak, throw in one or two Alka Seltzer tablets and the caked on residue from cooking will come off easily when you scrub/wash.<br /><br />33) Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve Diarrhea<br />Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into eight ounces of water to soothe your stomach. The taste may not be the greatest, but the antibacterial properties of the vinegar will end the unpleasantness of the bowel problems.<br /><br />34) Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from Glass<br />Apply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch is gone. Make sure the glass is clean beforehand.<br /><br />35) Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox and Sunburns<br />Pound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath to soothe your skin while you soak. You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after.<br /><br />36) Buttons: Sort Earrings<br />Organize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled by using spare buttons as holders for each pair.<br /><br />37) Corn Oil: Prevent Hairballs for Pets<br />Add a few drops of corn oil to your pets’ food to prevent hairballs from forming. The thick oil helps the fur pass through the animal’s system much quicker and easily.<br /><br />38) Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from Hair<br />There are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one. Give it a try rather than peanut butter the next time you’re in need.<br /><br />39) Coke: Remove Oil Stains from the Driveway<br />Oil stains are very difficult to remove pavement, but one method guaranteed to work is Coke. The highly acidic drink will eat away at the oil until clean.<br /><br />40) Brown Sugar: Facial Scrub<br />A scrub is good to do about once a month to remove dead skin and bacteria built up in pores and remove excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products and will definitely result in a clearer and smoother complexion.<br /><br />41) Dryer Sheet: Lint Brush<br />You already know that dryer sheets remove lint in the dryer. Well, it can do the same thing out of the dryer, too. When you’re in a fix, use a dryer sheet. It works just as well as a lint brush, and if you like the scent, it’s an added bonus.<br /><br />42) Newspaper: Deodorize food containers and Food Drawers in the Refrigerator<br />For that stinky Tupperware or smelly refrigerator drawer that is too much to deal with, toss in a sheet of newspaper overnight before you deal with it. The paper will absorb the smell greatly reducing it or eliminating it completely.<br /><br />43) Olive Oil: Unstick a Zipper<br />The oil will help the zipper slide more easily, fixing the problem!<br /><br />44) Salt: Cool Something Quickly<br />You know that feeling when you’re having a BBQ and someone asks for a drink and you realize that no one has put them in the cooler? There’s nothing worse than a warm drink on a hot day. Chill a drink quickly, by adding salt and water to your ice. The drinks will be cold in a matter of minutes; saving your party and making you look smart all at once.<br /><br />45) Scotch Tape: Prevent Wall from Chipping When Nailing<br />The wall can leave unsightly chips when hammering in a nail. Prevent this by simply placing a piece of scotch tape over the area you’re going to nail. The wall will be held tighter, preventing
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Relax & Rejuvenate: Four Tips For How Women Can Pamper Themselves<br />We certainly need time to relax and pamper ourselves, especially after a busy week. Stress is a very serious problem these days and it’s a fact that women are more susceptible to stress-related symptoms and diseases, so it really is crucial if you’re a woman to learn how to pamper yourself. Everybody needs a break, so set aside some time to get the pampering you deserve with our ideas!<br />1. Get a Massage<br />A massage is the perfect way to relieve tension. Pro Tip: Drink lots of water on the day of your massage treatment; toxins are released during a massage and water helps flush them out of your system.<br />2. Soak in the Tub<br />Relax your muscles and your mind with a nice warm bath. For maximum results, add AQUA THERAPY dead sea bath salt with a soothing scent. Trust us, you’ll step out of your tub feeling completely refreshed.<br />3. Visit the Spa<br />Find a spa in your area that offers a day package, or even better a special monthly package. Sign up for treatments that you love and enjoy a day of total relaxing indulgence.<br />4. Take a Yoga Class<br />Sign up for a yoga class or even better a package of yoga classes to try them out. Choose a beginner class, if you’ve never taken yoga before. The breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and postures will have you totally centered by the time you get out of your class.<br /><br />Happy Weekend !<br />#aquatherapyusa #deadsea #skincare
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Summer Hair Rehab<br />Is your summertime fun in the sun taking a toll on your hair? From color fading to turning once-healthy hair into a dull, dry mess, too much sun leads to lots of bad hair days.<br /><br />Add in exposure to chlorine and saltwater and your hair needs some rehab, stat! We’ve got the solutions to bring your hair back from the brink!<br /><br />How Sun Damages Hair<br />Few things can be as enjoyable as a warm, sunny summer day spent outdoors. But as nice as a sunny day makes us feel, too much sun exposure can be nearly as bad for hair as it is for skin!<br /><br />When sunlight hits hair, it immediately begins breaking down hair’s protective layer, the cuticle. Think of this layer like shingles on a roof; what happens when the shingles degrade? Your roof lets unwanted substances (like water) in, and damage occurs.<br /><br />As the sun breaks down hair’s cuticle layer, it exposes the more delicate inner portion of the hair, which is even more vulnerable to damage, including protein breakdown (hair is mostly composed of dead proteins) and color loss, whether hair is dyed or not. (Source: http://goo.gl/3eWY0i.)<br /><br />With repeated, ongoing exposure to UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, your hair gradually becomes weaker, breaks easily, and its texture changes from silky-smooth to dry and rough. (Source: http://goo.gl/zB1lmQ.)<br /><br />It’s even worse if you dye or highlight your hair! Hair color fades due to oxidation brought on by sun exposure, so gray hair can become “bleached”, silver-white hair can take on a brassy or yellowish tinge, reds lose their vibrancy, brunette hair goes drab, and hair becomes dry, frizzy, and generally a lot less manageable from the cascade of damage. A hat is looking pretty good right about now! (Source: http://goo.gl/STQ2TA.)<br /><br />How Chlorine Damages Hair<br />Chlorine is an effective disinfectant necessary to keep swimming pool water clean, but it does a number on skin, eyes, and especially hair that’s not protected by a silicone-based product (see recommended options below) or a swim cap.<br /><br />A swim cap isn’t the most attractive option nor is it a bulletproof shield against chlorinated water, but can significantly protect hair from the ravages of chlorine.<br /><br />One other thing you can do before putting on a swim cap and silicone serum is to wet your hair with fresh tap water. Hair can only take on so much water at once, so it’s best to have most of that water be from the tap, not the pool!<br /><br />What about blonde hair turning green from chlorine? Actually, that’s a myth. According to chemistry expert Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D, “It isn't the chlorine that turns blonde hair green. Oxidized metals in the water bind to the protein in the hair shaft and deposit their color.<br /><br />The metal that produces the green tint is copper. The bleach that is added to a pool may be responsible for oxidizing the metal, but it's not the cause of the color.”<br /><br />So what can you do if your hair turns green after a swim? Simple: Use a shampoo that chelates (binds with) the metallic elements, allowing them to be rinsed away, taking the green tinge with it!<br /><br />A great example of an inexpensive chelating shampoo is Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, sold in most drugstores.<br /><br />How Saltwater Damages Hair<br />Most would agree that saltwater exposure doesn’t take the same toll on hair as chlorine does, but that doesn’t mean saltwater is off the hook!<br /><br />True to its name, saltwater contains salt along with other minerals (like chloride and magnesium) that can rough up the cuticle layer and cause the hair shaft to swell and feel dry.<br /><br />It’s the swelling and resulting roughening of hair’s texture that makes all of those “beach” or “surf” sprays work when used to create textured, tousled-looking waves or to add a feeling of thickness to fine hair.<br /><br />On the ingredient list for almost all of these products you’ll see a high amount of either sodium chloride or magnesium chloride to approximate what hair is exposed to when its wet (or damp) from saltwater.<br /><br />You can reduce the damage from saltwater exposure much the same way you reduce hair damage from chlorine in pools: Protect your hair with a bathing cap, drench it in silicone serum (or a good leave-in conditioner) and, as soon as you exit the ocean, make a beeline to a shower so you can thoroughly rinse your hair with tap water.<br /><br />Tip: Do NOT let saltwater-drenched hair dry naturally in sunlight. Doing so gives already compromised hair a double dose of damage that can lead to hair breakage and tangles.<br /><br />Sun Protection for Hair?<br />Some hair-care products advertise that they contain UV filters to protect hair from sun damage. Unlike sunscreens for skin, hair-care products are not permitted by the United States FDA to list SPF ratings, as there’s no reliable way to measure how much sun protection such products would provide.<br /><br />They likely provide some protection, but likely not enough to rely on them; after all, how long would they really hold up with all hair goes through, and that’s assuming the sunscreen ingredients can deposit and uniformly hold to the length of each hair!<br /><br />There are studies in which a swatch of dyed hair is covered with sunscreen ingredients, then placed under UVA/UVB light, and after a period of time measured for deterioration and color fading. The sunscreen ingredients absolutely prevented damage. But that kind of study doesn't reflect how the product is actually used by consumers. Who is going to slather sunscreen on their hair then just leave it, doing nothing else to their hair afterward? (Source: http://goo.gl/UXfCMI.)<br /><br />What you can do to help reduce the damage is get into the habit of wearing stylish, vented hats on long days outdoors when you know you’ll be in direct sunlight.<br /><br />Not a hair person? We suggest misting your hair with any of the alcohol-based spray-on sunscreens rated SPF 30 or greater.<br /><br />Although it’s true the alcohol isn’t the best for hair, it evaporates quickly and keeps the active sunscreen ingredients from weighing hair down. Do this as the last step once your hair is styled, just like applying hairspray, and reapply throughout the day when you know you’ll be in the sun for long periods.<br /><br />Recommended Products for Summer Hair<br />Surprisingly, research has shown that using leave-on products that contain various silicones (such as dimethicone or trimethylsiloxysilicate) can help reduce fading of dyes hair due to sun exposure.  So, by all means slick a silicone serum or spray through hair before hitting the beach. (Source: http://goo.gl/1t8Cy2.)<br /><br />A few we like:<br />• Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum (great for all hair types, but apply sparingly on fine hair)<br />• Nexxus Pro-mend Smoothing Shine Serum (great for normal to slightly thick hair)<br />• Got2b Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum (great for thick, coarse hair)<br /><br />As for shampoos, even if your hair isn’t normally dry, switch to conditioning formulas instead of those that are more designed to remove buildup. Exception: If you routinely expose your hair to chlorine (and, as mentioned above, you can prevent this by donning a swim cap before getting in the pool) be sure to wash with a shampoo that can remove the chlorine buildup.<br /><br />We like Triswim Shampoo, as it’s a gentle, non-stripping formula that also helps remove chlorine odor.<br /><br />Conditioning shampoos to try include Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo for Dry/Damaged Hair, Redken All Soft Shampoo, and Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo Nourishing for Dry Hair.<br /><br />Turning to conditioners, weather-beaten hair needs pampering formulas appropriate for your hair type. Here are some great options, all of which detangle and work for color-treated hair, too:<br /><br />For fine hair:<br />• Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner<br />• Redken All Soft Conditioner (concentration application from mid-length to ends)<br />• UltraSwim Ultra Repair Conditioner<br /><br />For thick, coarse hair:<br />• Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner<br />• Goldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Care Treatment for Dry, Damaged & Unmanageable Hair<br />• Desert Essence Coconut Conditioner Nourishing for Dry Hair<br /><br />Leave-in conditioners for days in the sun:<br />• Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Restorative Hair Treatment (best for normal to thick, coarse, or highly processed hair)<br />• Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultimate Moisturizing Leave-in Spray (best for normal to fine or thin hair)<br />• Rusk Sensories Smoother Conditioner, Passionflower & Aloe (all hair types)<br /><br />#PaulasChoice #HairCare #BeautyTalk  


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heart emoticon 50 HOUSEHOLD TIPS & TRICKS heart emoticon<br /><br />Most people are watching their dollars and working off a budget to make ends meet. Many are also now looking for natural alternatives to live a more wholesome and chemical free life. Following are a few ways in which you can have both of the above. These uses are becoming more prevalent and are easy to do it yourself. So, here are great easy uses for common household items to make your life more chemical free and your wallet a little fatter.<br /><br />THIS IS LONG BUT SO TOTALLY AWESOME AND INFORMATIVE!!!!!<br /><br />1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVD<br />Apply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc. Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!<br /><br />2) Cornstarch: Untangle Knots<br />Sprinkling cornstarch into tough knots, such as shoe laces helps loosen them.<br /><br />3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood Furniture<br />Get rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture by rubbing a walnut on the areas. The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture and pocket book will be saved.<br /><br />4) Club Soda: Make Your Breads Fluffier<br />When baking, where recipes call for water, add club soda instead to make pancakes, waffles and any other breads fluffier.<br /><br />5) Salt: Keep Windows Frost Free<br />Pour a cup of salt into a liter of water. Sponge the liquid onto the inside of window to prevent frost from forming during the winter months.<br /><br />6) Rubbing Alcohol: Remove Permanent Marker<br />Dab the surface that has the permanent marker on it with a cloth or cotton ball covered in rubbing alcohol to make it disappear quickly.<br /><br />7) Chap stick: Stops Bleeding When Nicked Shaving<br />Cut yourself shaving? Just swipe some chap stick over the cut to stop that constant bleeding. No more tissue squares!<br />Apple Juice: Removes Dandruff<br />Don’t ask how it works, but it does! Instead of buying a special shampoo, just wash your hair in apple juice to rid your scalp of pesky dandruff.<br /><br />9) Aspirin: Get Rid of Armpit Stains on T-Shirts<br />Grind up an aspirin tablet or two, then make a paste out of it using water, lemon or vinegar. Spread the paste on the stained area and let sit for an hour before washing.<br /><br />10) Olive Oil: Make Pets’ Coat Shinier<br />Add a bit of olive oil to your pet’s food to give them a healthier, shinier coat of fur.<br /><br />11) Newspapers: Clean Windows and Mirrors<br />Instead of using a spray and a streaky cloth, use only newspaper to clean off your mirrors and windows for a streak-free finish.<br /><br />12) Baking Soda: Remove Bugs from Windshield<br />Mix baking soda with warm water to make a paste. Spread the paste over your windshield for fifteen minutes. Then wipe or spray off with a hose.<br /><br />13) Bleach: Extend Life of Flowers in Vase<br />Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool.<br /><br />14) Kitchen Dish Soap: Flea-Killing Dog Shampoo<br />Kitchen dish soap (not dish detergent) can double as dog shampoo for its flea killing abilities.<br /><br />15) Coke: Remove Blood Stains from Clothing<br />Soak the stain in coke until the stain is dissolved, then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the coke dries, though.<br /><br />16) Honey: Remove Blemish Overnight<br />Have a blemish you need to get rid of by tomorrow? Put a dab of honey on the blemish and cover it up (it’s best to use a Band-Aid) and the honey’s natural antibacterial properties will clean out the bacteria by the morning.<br /><br />17) Wax Paper: Clean Can Opener Gears<br />Run a few small strips of wax paper through the can opener to clean out of the bits and pieces that have built up in the gears throughout the year. The wax will also rub off on the gears to protect for future use as well.<br /><br />18) WD-40: Remove Crayons from Walls<br />Use the lubricant and a cloth to remove stubborn crayon marks from the walls just by spraying the wall and wiping with a cloth.<br /><br />19) Chalk: Keep Ants and Slugs Out of the House<br />Ants and Slugs Won’t Touch Chalk. So, simply draw a line in front of your doorway where you are having problems with these pesky critters and they won’t cross it, meaning they won’t be able to get into your house.<br /><br />20) Vinegar: Kills Weeds and Helps Flowers Grow<br />Vinegar is a magic wonder when it comes to gardening. It not only kills weeds but they help flowers grow as well. Douse vinegar all around your garden to prevent weeds from popping up and to help your flowers to grow healthy and strong.<br /><br />21) Mayonnaise: Remove Bumper Sticker<br />Spread mayonnaise on the bumper sticker and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then, rub the sticker off with a towel, leaving a clean bumper!<br /><br />22) Tin Foil Ball: Replace Dryer Sheets Permanently<br />Instead of using a dryer sheet ball up one or a few sheets of tin foil and toss it in the dryer. It removes the static electricity from your clothes and one can last up to a year.<br /><br />23) Banana Peel: Polish Leather Shoes<br />Use the inside of a banana peel to give shoes a professional and natural shine that will last for quite some time.<br /><br />24) Mouthwash: Cure Athlete’s Foot<br />Pour mouthwash on cotton balls and then swab your feet. The alcohol will disinfect the bacteria completely if you continue this for a week or so.<br /><br />25) Baking Soda: Clean BBQ Grill<br />Mix a cup of baking soda with half a cup water to make a paste. Dip your brush into the paste and scrub the grill. The caked on pieces and black residue will come off much quicker and using baking soda is much safer and cheaper than using cleaning chemicals.<br /><br />26) Coffee Grounds: Fertilizer<br />Coffee is full of nutrients and vitamins that are very beneficial to soil. That’s why some people include it in compost piles. If you want to get the most out of your coffee, pour the grounds on areas where you want more grass or flowers.<br /><br />27) Olive Oil: Shaving Cream<br />The smoothness of the oil can replace the need for shaving cream, and it also provides great moisture.<br /><br />28) Dryer Sheets: Gets Rid of Static Electricity<br />Use dryer sheets to remove static electricity from things such as clothing, TV screens or your own hair. Tame fly away strands by running a dryer sheet over them.<br /><br />29) Freezer: Freeze Candles to Make Them Last Longer<br />Put candles in the freezer for at least 2 hours before using. Once you burn them, the wax will melt at a much slower pace, making them last much longer!<br /><br />30) Two glasses of water: Cure Headache<br />Water is the cure to most common headaches. To make the headache go away quickly, drink two cups of water very quickly.<br /><br />31) Lemons: Deodorize Garbage Disposal<br />Toss whole slices of lemon into the garbage disposal then run it. The acidity of the lemon will rid your sink of all odors and leave a fresh scent that usually lasts for a few months.<br /><br />32) Alka Seltzer: Remove Burnt-On Grease and Food Stains<br />When letting your pots and pans soak, throw in one or two Alka Seltzer tablets and the caked on residue from cooking will come off easily when you scrub/wash.<br /><br />33) Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve Diarrhea<br />Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into eight ounces of water to soothe your stomach. The taste may not be the greatest, but the antibacterial properties of the vinegar will end the unpleasantness of the bowel problems.<br /><br />34) Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from Glass<br />Apply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch is gone. Make sure the glass is clean beforehand.<br /><br />35) Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox and Sunburns<br />Pound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath to soothe your skin while you soak. You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after.<br /><br />36) Buttons: Sort Earrings<br />Organize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled by using spare buttons as holders for each pair.<br /><br />37) Corn Oil: Prevent Hairballs for Pets<br />Add a few drops of corn oil to your pets’ food to prevent hairballs from forming. The thick oil helps the fur pass through the animal’s system much quicker and easily.<br /><br />38) Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from Hair<br />There are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one. Give it a try rather than peanut butter the next time you’re in need.<br /><br />39) Coke: Remove Oil Stains from the Driveway<br />Oil stains are very difficult to remove pavement, but one method guaranteed to work is Coke. The highly acidic drink will eat away at the oil until clean.<br /><br />40) Brown Sugar: Facial Scrub<br />A scrub is good to do about once a month to remove dead skin and bacteria built up in pores and remove excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products and will definitely result in a clearer and smoother complexion.<br /><br />41) Dryer Sheet: Lint Brush<br />You already know that dryer sheets remove lint in the dryer. Well, it can do the same thing out of the dryer, too. When you’re in a fix, use a dryer sheet. It works just as well as a lint brush, and if you like the scent, it’s an added bonus.<br /><br />42) Newspaper: Deodorize food containers and Food Drawers in the Refrigerator<br />For that stinky Tupperware or smelly refrigerator drawer that is too much to deal with, toss in a sheet of newspaper overnight before you deal with it. The paper will absorb the smell greatly reducing it or eliminating it completely.<br /><br />43) Olive Oil: Unstick a Zipper<br />The oil will help the zipper slide more easily, fixing the problem!<br /><br />44) Salt: Cool Something Quickly<br />You know that feeling when you’re having a BBQ and someone asks for a drink and you realize that no one has put them in the cooler? There’s nothing worse than a warm drink on a hot day. Chill a drink quickly, by adding salt and water to your ice. The drinks will be cold in a matter of minutes; saving your party and making you look smart all at once.<br /><br />45) Scotch Tape: Prevent Wall from Chipping When Nailing<br />The wall can leave unsightly chips when hammering in a nail. Prevent this by simply placing a piece of scotch tape over the area you’re going to nail. The wall will be held tighter, preventing chips from occurring.<br /><br />46) Alka Seltzer: Soothe Insect Bites<br />Dissolve two tablets into a glass of water. Then use a cloth or cotton ball to apply it

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Sea Salt Bath<br /><br />Thalassotherapy, an alternative word for sea-salt bath, comes from the Greek word thalassa, or sea. The notion f a sea-salt bath is based on the healing power of the ocean. Seawater is very similar to human blood i its combination of minerals and trace elements, and this helps explain its specific effects on the body. A warm sea-salt bath supports healthy skin function, removes waste products and helps promote circulation. For skin ailments, such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis, regular baths with sea salt can alleviate itching and heal damaged cells. By flushing out the tissues, sea-salt baths are useful in protecting against cellulite and edema. Adding dried seaweed to your bath further conditions, restores and moisturizes your skin.<br /><br />Facial Skin Care<br /><br />To help with oily skin or acne, rinse your skin daily with a solution of 1 tsp. of sea salt dissolved in 1 qt. of warm water. A compress with sea salt improves circulation in the skin while firming it up. Dissolve 1 tsp. of sea salt in 1 qt. of warm water, dip a cloth in it and apply to your face and neck for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with clear water.<br /><br />Application: Run hot water into your bathtub and dissolve up to 1 cup of sea salt into it. Then add cold water until the bathwater reaches your body temperature. (98.6*F). Bathe for no more than 10-15 minutes; this will keep you from placing too much strain on your circulation. If you have normal or dry skin, rinse before applying lotion, but if you have oily skin, you need 't rinse off. Apply lotion to your body; cover up well and rest for at least one hour.<br /><br />Rich in Minerals: Sea salt, which is available at most health food stores, contains a higher mineral content than regular table salt, has not been bleached with chemicals and is believed to be more effective in a bath. Sea salt is obtained by evaporating seawater that has been purified and filtered multiple times. It consists of about 80 percent sodium chloride and 20 percent minerals and trace elements. Salt that comes from the Dead Sea is especially rich in potassium, magnesium, iodine, bromine and sulfur. These substances remove waster products from the body and can help protect against cellulite and edema in the tissues of the skin. Coarse- and fine-grained forms of sea salt are available, both types are effective when added to a therapeutic bath.<br /><br />Baking Soda for Enhanced Effects: Adding bicarbonate soda (baking soda) to a sea salt bath can leave the skin feeling clean and smooth. Baking soda also enhances the stimulating effect on the circulatory system, provides a refreshing quality and helps soothe skin irritations and itchiness. For fizzy bubbles, you can add 3-4 effervescent antacid tablets to your bathwater before stepping in. The tablets will not harm your skin and simply add to a
Extra Tip: Massaging your skin with a loofah or a brush during a bath will enhance the circulatory and detoxifying effects of the sea salt. It reduces the accumulation of water in the tissues, firms the skin slightly and even helps protect against cellulite.

For Skin Ailments

This mixture is especially effective for such skin conditions as acne, psoriasis, eczema, oozing poison ivy and poison oak.

1 lb. Dead Sea salt
3 tbsp. seaweed powder

Thoroughly mix the Dead Sea salt and seaweed powder in a glass container with a lid. Use up to 1 cup of bath salts in a bath.

For Normal Skin

2-4 effervescent bath tablets
1 lb. coarse or fine sea salt
1 lb. baking soda
5 tbsp. seaweed powder

Crush the bath tablets with a mortar and pestle; then add to the other ingredients. Thoroughly mix in a glass container with a lid. Add up to 1 cup to your bath.

Exclusive Gift Idea

Scented sea salts for the bath, displayed in a decorative bottle, can make a special surprise gift for a friend. You can add dried herbs and flowers for a colorful variation.

1 lb. coarse sea salt
50-60 drops of lavender or rose-geranium essential oil
1/2 cup dried lavender buds or rose petals
Put the salt and the essential oils in a glass container that can be tightly capped, mix well and let stand for 2 weeks in a dark place. Then arrange the salt and the fried flowers in alternating layers in a glass bottle and cap tightly. Use 8-10 tbsp. of the blend for5 a tub bath.

Note: For added effect, tint the salt with oil-based food coloring. Mix a small amount of sea salt with whatever colors you prefer, and then mix the colored salt in with the rest.

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#HLBASEHaywardOmniLogic4-RelayMainBase with Touch Pad<br />New Model!<br />Features:<br />Built in Touch Pad @ OmniLogic™ Base Controller<br />Integrated Wireless Connection<br />Integrated 40,000 Gallon Chlorine Generator*<br /><br />Product Description:<br />Introducing OmniLogic HLBASE System - the simplest, most intuitive backyard automation system ever.<br />Designed to minimize maintenance and make your backyard paradise easy to enjoy, OmniLogic was built to meet your needs!<br />With OmniLogic, you can expect to:<br />Eliminate complexity - With the most intuitive, icon-based user interface on the market right on the base unit, set your controller to fit YOUR needs and preferences quickly and easily!<br />Setting up familiar names for pool and spa features, as well as other automated activities eliminates guessing games<br /><br />Customize to fit your lifestyle - Adjustable Favorites buttons allow you to set the features you use the most at your fingertips...<br />With dramatically expanded backyard themes, each family member has the ability to personalize themes for custom ambiance<br /><br />Minimize Maintenance - Designed to be salt-ready, and compatible with Sense & Dispense, let OmniLogic keep your chemicals perfectly balanced<br />Easily set schedules and maximize energy efficiency for cleaning and filtration processes<br /><br />Easily Expand - Thinking about adding a water feature? Possibly more landscape lighting? OmniLogic can accommodate you<br />With simple expansion hardware, it’s easy to seamlessly add features – from heaters to pumps to lighting<br /><br />Stay Cutting Edge - OmniLogic is designed and engineered to advance with automation technology<br />The system’s unique architecture allows for effortless access to the latest software upgrades, new capabilities, or even restoration of previous configurations<br /><br />Conveniently control your world - Seamlessly access your backyard via your mobile device, smart tablet, home network, wireless and wired remotes, or the base unit itself depending on where you are or what you’re doing<br />When you choose OmniLogic, you choose sophisticated simplicity<br />You choose to not only make your backyard easier to maintain, but easier to enjoy<br /><br />Communicates directly with most Home Automation Systems, Including Control 4.<br /><br />Turbo Cells and Sence & Dispence Purchased Separately.<br />Valve Actuators not included.  Requires 2-#GVA-24.<br />www.tcpoolequipment.com<br />(714)368-0429

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#footcaretips   #nailcare <br /><br />FOOT & TOE NAIL CARE<br />Your feet hold you up. Literally. Some you have to give them the TLC they deserve. And they do deserve it. Taking good care of your feet will prevent you from getting foot conditions such as athlete's foot, other fungal infections, injuries like plantar fasciitis etc. It is always important to keep your feet and toenails in tip-top condition.<br /><br />Wash & Moisturise your Feet Daily.<br />Wash your feet with soap and water paying attention to areas between the toes. And then dry your feet.<br /><br />Massage a good quality foot cream on as a part of your routine. One way to achieve soft, moisturized feet is to rub on some lotion before bed, and slip on some socks. This will enhance the effect of the moisturiser. When you wake up in the morning, you'll find that your feet are very soft and are free from dryness!<br /><br />Rub a little argan oil on your toe-nails. This will help reduce that chance of nail breakage and keep your cuticles soft and manageable.<br /><br />Foot Scrub down<br />A pedicure every 2 to 3 weeks is important. Soak your feet for about 5 to 20 minutes in a large bowl with lukewarm water. As an added treat, you could either drop in a mini blaster, infuse the water with a few drops of essential oils or add some dead sea salts, to keep the feet smelling good and to soften hard skin respectively. Your feet will feel the lurve!<br /><br />Exfoliate your feet with a good foot scrub to slough off dry and dead skin, and to moisturize your feet as well. Massage the scrub in circular motions, and rinse off afterward. To exfoliate the hardened skin on the heels and bottom part of the feet, use a foot file or a pumice stone. Make sure to use a gentle filing motion, and to never rub too hard.<br /><br />Toe Nails<br />Cut your toenails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails. You may use a nail file to smoothen and give the edges a bit of a curve. Ensure that the nails are cut and filed to just the right length, not too long, not too short.<br /><br />Remember to include your cuticles too. Apply argan oil to your toe nails to soften and moisturize the hardened edges, and push the cuticles back with an orangewood. Make sure that you do not push too hard, or you might risk cutting the cuticles.<br /><br />Recommended products<br /><br />Foot Scrub, de-odouriser and skin softener – Dr Foot by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Foot Moisturiser and skin nutrition – Tippy Toes by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Foot Spa – Pure essential oils by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Foot Spa - Dead sea salt with argan and seaweed extracts – Seaweed Bath Company (USA)<br />Foot Spa – Mini Blaster (Chill Pills) by Bomb Cosmetics (UK)<br />Cuticle and nail care - Argan Oil by Saadia Organics (Morocco)<br />Socks for foot care – HTP Pro-health Socks by HTP (USA)

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FOR ALL YOU LADIES ON GOOGLE+ - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING POST,  IT MAY SURPRISE YOU..........<br /><br />6 Surprising Ways Coffee Makes You Prettier:<br /><br />You know your beloved java boosts your mood, but this antioxidant-packed multitasker can also help improve your hair, skin, and more. Check out these pretty perks of your morning brew (and just be sure to stick to the recommended limit of 400 mg of caffeine per day to avoid dehydrating yourself).<br /><br />1. Brighten your face<br /><br />When it comes to antioxidants, Julia Hunter, MD, a dermatologist at Wholistic Dermatology in Beverly Hills, CA, believes in doubling up.
In a bowl, soak coffee grounds in warm, filtered water (coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the bowl), and add epsom salts. Rinse your face with the water from the bowl, then scoop up the grounds to gently scrub skin. Finish by rinsing with more of the water from the bowl.

2. Boost your hair color

Maybe you've heard of the DIY hair-brightening trick favored by blondes: washing hair in chamomile tea or champagne. Well, if you're a brunette, consider using espresso. "Coffee grounds mixed with water into a paste and applied to damp, freshly shampooed hair will add some depth to your color," says Doug Macintosh, hair colorist at Louise O'Connor Salon in New York City. "The acidity of the coffee will also smooth the cuticle of the hair, giving it extra shine."

3. Help ward off skin cancer

According to the results of a 2011 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, you may someday slather coffee on your burn-prone parts to protect your skin from sun damage. Researchers found that topically applied caffeine helped protect against some skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in skin. In the meantime, protect yourself from melanoma by reducing sun and UV exposure," says Erikka Loftfield, study coauthor and doctoral student at the Yale School of Public Health.

4. De-puff tired eyes

Any eye cream that promises to unpack your under-eye bags or lighten up dark circles probably contains caffeine. "If you put coffee on the skin's surface, it dehydrates and constricts blood vessels," says Hunter. "The area under your eyes is a lymphatic channel that drains poorly, and caffeine helps remove water from the system." As for dark circles, she says, "As we age, under-eye skin gets thinner, making it easier to see the blood vessels. The vessel-constricting effect of coffee could temporarily help—expect to see results for 30 minutes to an hour."

5. Reset your olfactory nerves

Trying to choose from among several perfumes? Give coffee beans a quick sniff in between. Smelling coffee between spritzes of eau de cologne and the like helps prevent nose fatigue, according to research by University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist Noam Sobel. In other words, it serves as a sort of palate-cleanser or reset button (that's why you often see beans at the fragrance counter of fancy department stores).

6. Exfoliate

If you find coffee at the spa, it's most likely in a body treatment. "The BodyCoffee Vichy Scrub is one of our most popular exfoliating scrubs," says Karen Sevene, body therapies director at the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, CA. The treatment mixes coffee extract with Dead Sea salt and energizing essential oils for a sloughing ritual that, she says, targets cellulite and rough skin. For similar results at home, try BodyCoffee Invigorating Body Polish ($38 for 16 oz, bodycoffeestore.com), made with ground arabica beans, Dead Sea salt, moisturizing jojoba oil, and invigorating mint and rosemary oils.

Or, make your own with this recipe from the Mohonk Mountain House Spa in New York: Mix ½ c sugar (or ½ c epsom salt for a more vigorous scrub), 1 c cooled coffee grounds, 1½ Tbsp jojoba oil, and tea leaves from 2 green tea bags. Gently rub the mixture onto your body in a circular motion before stepping into the shower. After your shower, pat skin dry and apply moisturizer." width="100"/>

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A UV water purification system uses ultra-violet light to disinfect viruses and bacteria. It also kills the dangerous protozoa called Cryptosporidium and Giardia. These can be killed by the use of heavy chlorination but we’re talking about using 25 times more chlorine than what’s used to treat a public swimming pool! A UV water purification system kills the bacteria so the bacteria cannot reproduce. It doesn’t require salt, chemicals or filters. There are no by-products added to your water and you don’t have to worry about storing chemicals.

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