VIntage Mermaid Society is my little spot beneath the sun. You will find beautiful fabric blocks for sale and many other interesting tidbits.

VINTAGE MERMAID SOCIETY

Vintage Mermaid Society is my little spot beneath the sun. I am all about fantasy, especially mermaids. My philosophy: keep calm and be a mermaid.

DIY HOUSEHOLD AND BEAUTY RECIPES

DIY HOUSEHOLD AND BEAUTY RECIPES

I will be posting information on many DIY household hints/recipes and beauty potions.  I don't know about you but for me in this trying economy, I like to make my own.  Usually the cost is cheaper and often times, you have products/potions that work better than store bought.  For instance, the red wine facial I give you the recipe for, works wonderfully and eucalyptus oil is my magic herb!  I will by next week post an excellent recipe for whitening your teeth.  It works like a charm and it costs much less than what the dentist charges plus my recipe includes one of the dental profession's main ingredients!






 RED WINE FACIAL - DIY

Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in red wine.  It provides wonderful anit-aging benefits for your skin.  So, I am telling you about this marvelous facial that mixes red wine with honey.  This aids in ridding your skin of blemishes and redness, and of course yogurt is a good moisturizer.  These three combined makes for an effective skin care recipe.  Here goes: 1 cup of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, 4-5 tablespoons of red wine.
                                                     
Place 1 cup of yogurt in a bowl.  Add the honey and red wine.  Whisk it all together and apply liberally to your face and neck.  Let all ingredients soak in and then rinse with warm water.  Wow!!



EUCALYPTUS OIL

Did you know eucalyptus oil is an antibacterial antiviral agent?  Yes, indeed.  Also, eucalyptus oil is great for colds.  If you feel you are catching a cold, put 3-4 drops of eucalyptus oil in a large bowl.  Add boiling water and place a towel over your head, not covering your face.  Lean over the bowl and inhale for about 5 minutes.  This will open up your sinus cavities and if you start this treatment in time, it will stop a cold from moving into your chest.  Also, to clear germs out of your home, add 5 or 6 drops of eucalyptus oil in a medium sized pot of water.  Bring to a boil, and turn down low enough just to keep it steaming.  Do this for about 2 hours per day.  Hey, I even add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil to my vacuum cleaner bag before I vacuum.  Try eucalyptus oil.  You will be amazed!  AND if you have sinus problems, do this daily.



UNCLOG DRAINS THE EASY WAY - BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR - WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!

Pour 1 cup of baking soda into your drain.  Gently pour1/2 cup of vinegar into the drain and cover.  You can use a small saucer or whatever is convenient.  Let this sit for 1 hour.  DO NOT use the drain before this.  After 1 hour, rinse for 3-4 minutes with hot water.  Not only is your drain unclogged with crud, but it freshens it up!  If the water still drains too slowly, repeat a second time and unless your drain is seriously clogged, the second time will do the trick.