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Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

There are many teeth whitening home remedies. Many of them can help you acheive a whiter smile, but you need to be careful what suits you. 




First you need to make sure about the following:
  • Maintain a regular oral hygiene. Wash your mouth after every meals and brush twice daily. Use a toothpaste containing fluoride for healthy teeth and to prevent tooth decay.
  • Hydrogen peroxide or baking soda when added to the toothpaste while brushing your teeth will help to whiten them. Use hydrogen peroxide in small quantity as if over done it can cause bruising in the mouth.
  • Avoid any foods that cause stains on your teeth like tobacco, smoking, strong coffee, strong tea, colas or acidic juices. 



Methods:

BAKING SODA: An old-time favorite, it is well known for its ability as a cleaning agent to get rid of stains in the home, but it can also work great on your teeth as well. Most dentists agree that it's safe to use and works fairly quickly.

~ Get your toothbrush wet.
~ Dip it into a small amount of baking soda.
~ Use a circular motion to scrub the front surfaces of  your teeth for at least two minutes.
~ Rinse with clean water




LEMON JUICE:
Brushing your teeth with lemon juice mix with a quarter teaspoon of aloe vera gel or one teaspoon of salt is a frequently mentioned home remedy. The lemon's natural bleaching properties can help make the teeth brighter.


STRAWBERRIES: 
Not many people are aware that strawberries contain natural teeth whitening agents and the seeds work great for cleaning. Since they also contain sugar and acids, it's important to brush immediately afterwards with a fluoride toothpaste. For easy and quick application, you can either rub the strawberry against your teeth, or mash it up and use it like toothpaste.


WOOD ASH:
It may sound strange but hard wood ash helps whiten teeth. It contains potassium hydroxide, a compound that will bleach your teeth. The tiny crystals scrape off plague in hard to reach places and will scrub them clean. However, using wood ash often or scrubbing too hard can damage your tooth enamel, so it's best to avoid using it for long periods of time. 

To apply it to your teeth, you can put it directly on your toothbrush or mix it with a small amount of toothpaste.


 

TIP:
Remember that teeth naturally have a yellowish tint because of calcium. Brushing too hard and using lemon juice, an acid, or any form of vitamin C will eat away the surface.

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Rose Water

ROSE WATER is one of the great beauty ingredient. For centuries, Rose Water has had almost magical properties and it has many benefits.

Beautiful Skin with Rose Water

Rose Water smells exquisite, is produced as a by-product of Rose Hip Oil by steam distillation of fresh rose petals. It contains pure natural rose oil. Rose water contains no artificial ingredients and is renowned as the most traditional of all facial cleansers.  
 
Rose water has multiple beauty skin care uses. Use it for treating acne and skin irritations.
Rose Water nourishes and hydrates your skin.
You can use Rose Water in a facial or hair mask add Rose Water to your bath water and use Rose Water as a moisturizer after your bath.


Rose Water Uses:

• Great for all skin types.

• Oily skin is balanced and toned

• Sensitive skin is soothed and cooled

• Normal skin is purified and cleansed

• Mature skin is toned and rejuvenated.

• Purifying, harmonizing, toning and cooling.

• Apply as an aftershave to soothe irritated skin.

• Helps heal sunburns and wounds.



How To Use Rose Water:

Rose Water can be used as a face lotion for all skin types to tone, balance and moisturize.

    * Use on mature skin to rejuvenate and refresh

    * Use as an aftershave to soothe irritated skin

    * Lightly mist face as needed to invigorate the senses and mind

    * Spray a little rose water on your face before cleansing to loosen dirt and foundation makeup while giving your face lasting softness without leaving it feeling greasy.

You'll spend less time scrubbing and the rose's natural properties work well for sensitive, acne prone and aging skin alike.

 

Use Rosewater As A Facial Cleanser

Rosewater has natural astringent and cleansing properties that can help to tighten pores and reduce wrinkles, fine lines and skin inflammation. 

METHOD:
Apply a small amount to a cotton wool ball or cotton wool pad and use to cleanse your face.


Use Rosewater As A Toner

Using rosewater as a toner is excellent to treat acne, spots and wrinkles. It also helps to tighten pores. Apply to cleansed skin that is still slightly damp the aroma of this rosewater toner is divine.
Use Rose Water to tone your skin in preparation for applying foundation makeup and then after you have applied your makeup, spritz your face and neck. This helps to set the foundation makeup, and adds a healthy glow to your skin.


Use Rosewater As A Moisturizing Cream

Add a few drops of rosewater to your usual moisturizer and mix well. It is suitable for both oily and dry skin because rosewater helps to maintain the pH balance of your skin and it can help to fight several varieties of dermatitis.

 
Rose Water is also used for smoothing wrinkles and restoring the vitality and moisture balance of facial skin (Apply directly on skin by using cotton ball in circular motions twice a day - before bed and in the morning).
 
100% Natural Rose Water has antibacterial properties and is useful for acne treatment and other skin problems.
 
 
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Collection of Useful Tips


Household Remedies
  • Use White vinegar and water to clean glass
  • For pans that have had food burned onto the bottom, apply a capful of ammonia, fill the pan with water and boil for a few minutes, it will soften all of that up so you don't have to throw out the pan.

Dry or Chapped Lips
  • Slather your lips with vaseline overnight to cure dry, chapped lips.

Mosquito Bites
  • To keep mosquitos away, use baby oil, they don't like to put their feet in it
  • To help stop the itch of a mosquito bite, apply toothpaste (not gel) to the area
  • To keep mosquitoes from biting you place a dryer sheet in your pocket
  • For bites, apply hemmoroid cream

Bee Stings/Bug Bites
  • For a bee sting, apply baking soda compresses- the soda soothes the sting and draws out the stinger.
  • Apply sliced raw garlic, which relieves wasp and bee stings; follow with an ice pack
  • A baking soda compress helps a bee sting; if stung by a wasp, apply vinegar to soothe.
     
Hiccups


  • The only real hiccup cure is one that treats the hiccups for what they really are. Hiccups are caused by the diaphragm spasming. Taking in as much air as possible, makes the lungs expand and push down on the diaphragm. This stretches the diaphragm out to it original position and shape. Hold the breath as long as possible, just don't pass out, and let it out. Voila', no more hiccups. It works every time.




  • For hiccups, try a spoonful of peanut butter
     


    Headaches
    • Cut a lime in half and rub over forehead and temples.

    Hangovers


    • Drink a glass of milk before you go out drinking, and a glass of drink before bed; also eat before you go out.
    • Take 2 advil before going out, 2 before bed.
    • Eat breakfast the next morning with glass of tomato juice if you have nausea

    Warts

    • To get rid of a wart fast, use nail polish (preferably colorless so it cannot be seen). Wart shoud be gone in a week.
    • Another wart remover is to use duct tape on warts on your feet for 7 days...I just heard that one! Also, I just heard that if you go in your yard and take a dandelion and break it open, dab the milk from the dandelion on the wart

    Sore Throat

    • Gargle salt water for a sore throat

    Insomnia

    • If you cannot sleep, eat spaghetti; it relieves tension.
    • Heat up a glass of milk in the microwave and drink

    Ear Infections

    • Use lemon juice in your ear for an ear infection
    • Hydrogen peroxide works for me. Drop a few drops in the ear and lean over to let it sink in ( it feels really cool too). It actually feels like it is working. I do this a few times a day and it gets rid of it quickly!
    • For ear infections, especially swimmers ear, you can clear it up by putting a few drops of rubbing alcohol into your ear and draining it immediately a few times a day. It's better to do this to both ears after a swim to prevent the ear infection completely. I've had two terrible ear infections and I use alcohol every time I swim now. Do this at the first hint of ache or itchiness in your ear.

    Bowel Problems

    • To rid diarrhea, heat a cup of milk in microwave (not to a boil) and drink.
    • Drink lots of water for diarrhea because diarrhea dehydrates you; also, eat rice
    • For cramps or stomach aches, eat a banana. The pain should be gone in about 10 min.
    Constipation

    • Swallow a table spoon of olive oil for constipation
    • Eat Fig for constipation 
    • Another great tip is to take a cup of warm milk and mix a teaspoon of oil or ghee in it
    • This helped me a lot, DRINK AS MUCH WATER AS YOU CAN; and eat an apple, that worked for me!

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    Nail Care

    Home Remedies For Nail Care

    The following are some tips for achieving and maintaining healthy, attractive fingernails and toenails:

    • Keep your nails and hands well moisturized. Moisturizers containing collagen and vitamin E are especially good for the nails. They are most effective if put on after soaking your nails in warm water and patting dry.
    • File your nails in one direction only, not back and forth.
    • Keep toenails clipped straight across, not curved or pointed, to avoid ingrown toenails. Also, do not clip toenails too short or clip them in at the sides.
    • Use a fine-textured emery board, not a metal nail file. Metal files are hard on the nails.
    • Moisturize and gently push back your cuticles. Do not cut them. a Do not manicure your nails too frequently or apply nail products too often.
    • If you have sensitive skin and nails, look for fragrance-free and formaldehyde-free polishes and non-acetone polish removers.
    • If you wear polish, let your nails go "bare" for a few days each month to let the air get to them.
    • Use protective cotton-lined vinyl gloves to wash dishes, work with cleansers, or work in the garden.
    • Never bite your nails. Do not use them as prying tools.


    TIPS:
    • To help dry nail polish quicker, run your fingers under cold water.

    • If you keep your nailpolish in the fridge, they stay fresher longer and you can keep them longer.


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    Pimple Scars

    Home remedies are great when you don't want to spend money to buy those over the counter expensive products. 

    Get rid of Pimple Scars
    • Apply cocoa butter

    • Apply Vitamin E
    VITAMIN E
    Easily available in market ( best to remove any kind of scars )





    Skin Care

    • Remedy for oily skin:

      Make a homemade mask by combining one egg white and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply mask and rinse with warm water after 20 minutes

    • For softer skin, steam your face over boiling water (drape a towel over head to hold in steam); remove dead skin with a loofah, drink lots of water

    • To rid blackheads, mix cornstarch with vinegar, plaster on the area for 15-30 minutes; wash off with washcloth and warm water.

    • To help skin glow, place hot towels on skin for 10 minutes, then splash face with cold water 10 times
    • Rub cucumber peel (wet side up) on your face and leave on overnight to cure acne
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