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BY JULYNE DERRICK UPDATED MARCH 25, 2018 We love a great hydrating body scrub. There's nothing quite like a body scrub done at a Korean spa. But when we can't get to the spa, we like to give ourselves a good body scrub. There's no need to pay $$$ for a store-bought scrub when you can make one yourself for pennies. This is a great recipe because it contains ingredients that you typically have in your cupboards (once you buy the capsules and the essential oils, that is) and doesn't rely on fresh ingredients like fruits, yoghurt or milk. Because it doesn't contain fresh...

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Almond oil has been extracted and used for its numerous health and beauty benefits for millennium. Archaeologists and historians believe that the almond tree—native to the Middle East—was originally domesticated in the Mediterranean region around 4000 B.C.  Commonly referred to as the “King of Nuts,” almond’s popularity spread throughout the world over the centuries, and its modern day uses are more diverse than ever. Particularly when used as carrier oil, this nutrient-rich, scientifically established delight touts a number of impressive skin and hair-specific benefits. Almond oil is naturally loaded with Vitamin E, proteins, monounsaturated fat, Zinc, potassium and a rich...

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DIY HAIR OIL BLENDS There are so many hair care blends that you can try with castor oil. This oil is so versatile, it can be mixed with oils, serums, shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products. These castor oil recipes can help solve all sorts of hair concerns. These blends are effective, easy to make, and requires very few ingredients. Couple it with effective hair care tips and you can transform dry and dull hair into soft and shiny tresses.   FOR THICK AND RESILIENT GROWTH OF HAIR STRANDS There are a lot of essential oils that you can...

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Castor oil has been used throughout the world for centuries for medicinal, cosmetic and industrial purposes. The vitamin and mineral-rich oil, cultivated from the seeds of the castor bean plant (Ricinus communis), is especially well-known for its beneficial effects on hair and skin health. Ancient Egyptians first used castor oil as fuel in lamps and torches, although this primitive application soon expanded to include treatment for eye irritations and labor-aid for pregnant women.  Castor oil contains an abundance of natural healing and revitalizing properties while simultaneously boasting a unique ability to the increase the body’s white blood cell count.  ...

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While those are definitely two of our favorite components, the important (and fascinating!) facts are often overlooked. Whether you're looking for an interesting conversation starter or just really want to know more about Thanksgiving, these surprising facts will make you seem like the smartest person at the dinner table.   1. The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day celebration. Today, Thanksgiving is one day — maybe two if you count Black Friday. But apparently the Pilgrims wanted to party even harder. Governor William Bradford organized the feast, inviting the Plymouth colonists' Native American allies. But it was only until the Wampanoag guests came and joined the Pilgrims that...

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