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Shannon says ...
Great ideas! I'll have to try these out.
10/18/2011 7:15:24 AM CDT
Caterina says ...
LOVE this article- awesome tips and ideas, I must try the coffee ground scrub tonight! Can I use regular coffee like maxwell house and can I use it str8 from the can or do I have to soak it inwater first?
11/02/2011 9:12:45 AM CDT
Kim says ...
Thanks Kristen, The Coffee Ground body scrub is amazing!
10/18/2011 9:17:47 AM CDT
Zee says ...
Papaya is a nice exfoliant. The same enzymes that make papaya a source of meat tenderizer also can help skin be more radiant. It essentially digests away some of the bad stuff on the outer layers of your face. I purée it and leave the fresh papaya purée on my face about ten minutes, then rinse with cool water. Don't get it in your eyes, though.
10/18/2011 11:53:07 AM CDT
Adara says ...
I've been doing the baking soda deodorant thing for awhile and I feel stupid for ever having bought deodorant from the store before! The baking soda thing is way more affordable and actually works better than a the non-aluminum deodorants I had been using.
10/18/2011 11:53:56 AM CDT
SamCyn says ...
Wow, these are some great tips...thanks for sharing!
10/18/2011 1:39:08 PM CDT
Courtney says ...
The coffee ground scrub sounds awesome, but is it a pain to clean up, or does it rinse down the drain pretty well?
10/18/2011 2:16:45 PM CDT
Gyan Prakash. says ...
Good Article. Another way I frequently use during tours, and not brush my Teeth, is rinse my mouth with some coke. Always gives a fresh feeling.
10/18/2011 11:13:36 PM CDT
lynda fassa says ...
oh I will try the cofee grounds scrub. One of the best masks ever is over-ripe avocado. Mush on, let sit for 2-3 minutes and rinse off. The combo of the oils and the fruit acid will make you GLOW!
10/19/2011 11:09:03 AM CDT
Morgan says ...
I also use coconut oil as a facial moisturizer. I have oily/combination skin, but applying a small amount before bed a few nights a week makes my skin feel moisturized without clogging my pores.
10/19/2011 3:52:34 PM CDT
Barbara says ...
Try baking soda as a body scrub. I put some in a plastic spices jar with a shaker top and just sprinkle into my palm. I rub it on my upper arms and thighs where I can get tiny bumps. You can even use it on your face. It's a much finer scrub than the apricot type, so it is nice! But the person who told me about it said to rinse immediately because it will irritate your skin if you use it too long. Try it!
10/19/2011 8:32:50 PM CDT
Chaundra says ...
I am so excited about beet blush!! I love beets and just had to go home and make this immediately! Looks just like the blushing gel that I'm addicted to (and is much more expensive). Gave me a beautiful flushed look, didn't look like "makeup" at all, and lasted all day! Just trying to figure out a more convenient (and less messy) container. Can you buy those rollerball tubes??? That might work ;) Thanks again for the fantastic advice!!!
10/21/2011 3:26:32 PM CDT
Dave Cote says ...
Wow I had no idea that these amazing gifts from nature could be used in this way! Thank You so much for this, what a brilliant article! I'm mashing an avocado as soon as I send this comment!!! xo<3 Dave:)
10/27/2011 6:53:32 PM CDT
Nicole says ...
great tips! esp. liked the one on the anti-cellulite scrub
10/27/2011 7:37:21 PM CDT
Shannon says ...
What great ideas!
10/27/2011 10:07:27 PM CDT
Teater says ...
A good reminder about coconut oil. I ran out of my store-bought and homemade makeup removers and have awkwardly been using vit. E oil this week. Not great. Coconut is so much better!
10/27/2011 10:28:09 PM CDT
Bev says ...
Wow! What a plethora of ideas...I usually don't use too many beauty aids, however, these ideas are simple and easy. Thanks for posting!
10/28/2011 8:38:53 AM CDT
Melissa says ...
This is a GREEN-tastic article! I have had a build up on my hair that I was going to go to the salon and pay to have a "professional removal"...instead I went to my kitchen. Kristin, it worked and my hair is ultra soft. Thank you for your tips...I will watch out for more articles with your name on them!!
10/28/2011 5:15:49 PM CDT
Stephanie says ...
love hearing about all the ways to use food on our skin !!
10/28/2011 6:43:09 PM CDT
Brittany says ...
I never would have thought of beet or cherry juice as a cheek/lipstain, this is great!
10/28/2011 7:20:09 PM CDT
Dominique says ...
Kristen is a genius on how to make anyone gorgeous on the inside and out. Thank you for sharing your talent!!
10/30/2011 10:48:15 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Tasha I like your resourcefulness. The reason we suggest black or chamomile is due to their higher caffeine content. Green has a lower caffeine content than black or chamomile but should work the same way, only to a lesser degree. If you give it a try, let us know how it goes!
11/02/2011 4:19:31 PM CDT
Barb says ...
OMGosh - these are genius solutions! I had no idea!
11/03/2011 8:59:15 PM CDT
Laurie G says ...
We need more advice like this and more professionals like Ms. Arnett to help us change the way we manage the smallest aspects of our lives in a natural and healthy way. It's not just what we put IN our bodies but ON our bodies. When doctors and health practitioners advise avoidance of certain products...why aren't we paying attention and utilizing the same information in our day to day lives....and finding natural SIMPLE affordable almost OBVIOUS solutions. THANK YOU Whole Foods for this article!!!
11/10/2011 11:13:06 PM CST
Pat S says ...
Use paste of coconut oil and baking soda for deodorant
01/28/2012 7:09:18 PM CST

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