Why go to the spa when you can make your own soothing salt scrub at home for a fraction of the cost? “Pauper Princess” Lynne Rominger demos how to mix up a batch of skin-softening luxury.
Make Your Own Salt Scrub
Onion scrubs, salt and olive oil blends, a baking soda slurry... despite the many methods already out there to clean your (old or brand-new) cast iron cookware, there's one you may not have considered: using a potato. Don't Miss: The Ultimate Potato Cheat Sheet According to ...more
You can make spa quality body scrubs and lotions at home. Skin care doesn't need to be expensive to be effective; watch this video beauty tutorial and learn how to make skin care products out of natural ingredients for the fraction of the cost.
Shed those dead skin cells with homemade lip exfoliant. Using safe and natural ingredients, Roni Proter, host of Simply Beautiful, makes a gentle lip exfoliant. All you need is sugar and olive oil. Watch this how to video and you will have smoother, softer lips in no time.
It is of course, non-toxic, and usable on just about anything, from counter tops to pots and pans. To make the basic scrub, you simply need baking soda, as well as essential oil for scent. The advantage of this is that there are a variety of different essential oils out there- ...more
A few years ago I went hog-wild trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle. I didn't succeed, but the experiment taught me that we throw away things we could—and should—be using more. In ye olde days of our forefathers, people generally used every part of the animal in cooking. ...more
Many of the beauty products you buy at drug and department stores are loaded with potentially toxic ingredients like parabens, while their active ingredients are made of things like glycolic, lactic, malic, and alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids, which are all derived from food ...more
Lemons and limes might be among the most useful fruits in the kitchen and even beyond. Their bright, tart flavor livens up just about any dish, while their mildly acidic nature makes them incredibly useful when you want to clean your house safely. We already knew lemons were g ...more
In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make your own spa body and facial scrubs. You will get step-by-step instructions for making a homemade sugar scrub and sea salt scrub. Part 1 of 13 - How to Make facial scrubs. Make facial scrubs - Part 2 of 13. Click thro ...more
Intro to Camotes Older Filipinos love eating camotes, also known as sweet potato fries, for breakfast. Aside from filling your stomach completely, it also has fewer carbs than regular white rice. But, we, the Filipino generation Y, are more used to potato fries, known more c ...more
If you're careless and tend to leave your knives lying around or in the sink, chances are you've struggled with rusty blades. Water, as it turns out, is enemy number one when it comes to keeping your knives in mint condition. To be more specific, leaving water on them for a p ...more
Next time you want to add plain ol' salt to your recipe, don't. Instead, use a delicious citrus herb salt, which will elevate the flavor of your dish more than salt by itself ever could. You can make lemon rosemary salt, orange cilantro salt—whatever flavor combos suit your t ...more
Combine lathering up and exfoliating in the shower with these salted watermelon slices. Crafted to resemble and smell like deliciously scented watermelon taffy, these melt and pour soaps are piled with sea salt to give your skin a good, thorough scrub. Watch this video to lea ...more
Hummus is a delicious, creamy condiment from Asia Minor. It goes well with flatbread and fresh vegetables. Make your own out with: 2 cups of chickpeas, pinch of baking soda, carrots, onion, roasted garlic, fresh garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt and pepper. Make you ...more
Make your very own hydrogen (and oxygen) generator with a 9V battery, copper wire, and baking soda (or salt). Why? Who knows. Make sure to check your connections. For more information on this hack, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on assembling your own HHO genera ...more
In order to make your own Yummy Cottage Cheese, you will need the following: milk, water, rennet, sea salt, 1/3 of a cup of cream, and cheesecloth. Heat milk to 70 degrees. Dissolve ¬º of a tablet of rennet in ¬O of a cup of water. Add the water to the milk. Mix it in well. A ...more
In Thailand sweet potato fritters are served as a snack or dessert. You can can find this at your nearest Thai's restaurant or you can learn how to make your own! You will need yam or sweet potatoes, coconut milk, sesame seeds, sugar, salt, flour, tapioca flour, and cooking oi ...more
Make your own environmentally friendly dye at home, out of strawberries! You'll also need some vinegar, salt and old nylon stockings. Mash up your strawberries, strain them in the nylon and then boil your strawberry puree with salt, vinegar and your fabric.
This video shows the secret of making a Chicago hot dog on a poppy seed bun. First brush the egg white on the top of the sliced buns, sprinkle some poppy seeds and place in the oven for 5 minutes. Dump the hot dog covered in boiling water for 12 minutes. Mix neon relish with 1 ...more
In this instructional video, Better TV shows you how to go green with your beauty routine by making your own organic sore-muscle soak. To make this body soak, you will need the following: Epsom salt, baking soda, chamomile, juniper berries, cedar tips, sage, lemon balm, pepper ...more
In this tutorial, the instructor shows us how to make simple homemade coleslaw. First, you want to take 1/4 c of sugar and put it into a large mixing bowl. Next, take 1/4 c of vinegar and add it to your bowl, mix this together and then add in 1/4 c of mayonnaise. Mix this toge ...more
Chef John from Food wishes shows the steps to make almond arugula pesto. An excellent summary is given below. Take a bowl of salted water and boil it. Add the arugula leaves (try to find bigger leaves for strong aroma) to the water and let it boil. Transfer the leaves to ice w ...more
To make your own Krautini (i.e. a Sauerkraut Martini), you will need the following ingredients: fresh cabbage, sea salt, an olive, and vodka. To begin, with a sharp knife, slice cabbage into slaw. Add 1 T. sea salt. Mash it. Put it in a mason jar. You will need to pack it dow ...more
Usually, stuffed peppers are made with ground beef, but in this healthier twist on stuffed peppers, ground turkey is the culprit. This can be made with whatever ingredients you prefer, but it's always best to stick with the recipe for the first time, then add or modify it to y ...more
Making your own pasta noodles can be fun and rewarding! It is not that difficult - all you need are 4 cups of '00' flour, 5 eggs, a pinch of sea salt and some semolina flour for dusting. This video also shows you the proper technique for making fettucini noodles using the twis ...more
Here's how to make a delicious and traditional lamb sausage. For this recipe, you will need: 1 1/2 boneless lamb legs, 1 1/4 ounces kosher salt, .13 ounces dextrose, 1/2 teaspoon pink salt, .007 ounce Four Spice Mix, 1.2 ounces harissa paste, 4 cloves crushed garlic, .06 ounce ...more
Fromage blanc cheese is something every cook should experience in the kitchen. To consider yourself a real chef, you need to grab the cheesecloth and dip your hands in the cow's milk, because making cheese is a culinary experience like no other. But you can't be a cheeseparin ...more
Dinner rolls help complete any decent family meal, but can the frozen dinner rolls in lieu of some fresh, homemade ones! You won't believe how easy rolls are to make, and once you hop in the kitchen and try them out, you'll never go back to the mediocre store brought brands. T ...more
Oftentimes when preparing squash, people will remove the seeds and immediately compost them. This, of course, is a great error as the seeds are themselves quite delicious when roasted for 15 minutes in a 275°f oven with a little bit of sea salt. Chef and author Bryant Terry d ...more
Lava lamps are as easy to make as they are fun to look at. Watch this video to learn how to make your own lava lamp at home. You will need: an empty plastic soda bottle (with cap) vegetable or mineral oil food coloring effervescent tablet (like alka-seltzer) sequins and glitt ...more
Ingredients for Yellowtail Teriyaki & Pickled This tutorial video will teach you how to make your very own teriyaki yellowtail. Turnip Shaped in Chrysanthemum Flower (serves 2 people) 2 pieces of Yellowtail - Teriyaki Sauce - 2 tbsp Soy sauce 2 tbsp Mirin 4 tbsp Sake 1/2 tb ...more
Make fat-free, guilt-free turkey for you and the family. A delicious Holiday center piece, a recipe you'll be enjoying for years to come.In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a Christmas roast turkey breast. How to: This is an 8-pound frozen turkey breast, thawed in t ...more
A salt glow or salt scrub spa treatment mixes sea salt with grape seed oil and aromatherapy oils to exfoliate and vitalize the skin. Learn about spa salt glows from an esthetician in this free spa video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Give a salt glow skin treatment. Give a salt ...more
No need to spend money at the beauty shop when you can make your own green tea facial scrub at home. This video tutorial demonstrates how to mix together a homemade facial scrub that you can store and use multiple times. This homemade mask is inexpensive and great for getting ...more
Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you country rock guitarists how to play a Luke Bryan song. Not just any Luke Bryan song, but one of his greatest: "Country Man." And just so you know, here are ...more
Need a wonderful and inexpensive gift for a friend? Nobody dislikes bath salts! Bath salts are a wonderful gift to give someone you feel needs to some tim to themselves to take a break and relax from their busy schedule. From Mountain Rose Herbs, learn how to make your own bat ...more
A science experiment you can do at home to gather a visible cluster of your own DNA. You need salt, dishwashing liquid, denatured alcohol, measuring tool, spoon, small glass/test tube/vodka glass, magnifying glass. Check your own DNA. Click through to watch this video on trick ...more
This video demonstrates how to make your own play dough with simple ingredients – flour, salt, cream of tartar, cooking oil, water, and a few drops of food coloring. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until they are a nice smooth consistency. Then put this mixture i ...more
Watch closet expert Barbra Horowitz demonstrate how easy it is to dye your own clothes at home. All you need is salt, powdered dye, and some clothing. You can actually dye clothing in your own washing machine with little to no effort. To clean up, just run an empty wash load w ...more
Don't settle for store-bought sauerkraut, do it right with your own two hands and make homemade sauerkraut from cabbie and sea salt. Yep, that's all it takes to make a delicious sauerkraut condiment to go with anything, like polish sausages or bratwursts. Never buy sauerkraut ...more
Writing secret notes with lemon juice was one of my favorite pastimes as a child. All it took was a small flame to lightly scorch the paper and reveal the hidden message. Now that I'm tall and pay bills, lemon ink just isn't exciting enough anymore. Luckily, we can use another ...more
In this video, the Asian girl is showing us the secret to making great tasting eggs. She first starts with heating the oven at 450 degrees and adds two tablespoons of oil. Then she cracks four eggs into the bowl and whisk them together until they start to blend. Afterward she ...more
Liked Pakistani fish karahi? Well, if you have some fish fillet, red chili powder, black pepper, tomato, ginger, salt and oil, then by following this video, you can make their own fish karahi. First of all, fry the onions till they are transparent, and then add the different s ...more
A perennial kid's favorite, the tater tot! Why buy overprocessed food when it's so easy to make your own at home? All you need is: 10 peeled and diced potatoes, 8 cups of water, 1 pound of butter, 4 cups of flour, 4 whole eggs, 4 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 cup of po ...more
All stuffed up and wanting to breathe – but without the chemicals? Here's how to get relief fast! Learn how to clear up a stuffed nose with this home remedy. You Will Need * Steam * Licorice tea * A saline rinse * Hot peppers * Peppermint oil or peppermint tea * Chicken soup ...more
Flint and steel is one of the most useful combinations in history, up there with salt and pepper and Salt N Pepa. To get this fire starting tool for your own use in your Minecraft world, watch this video and learn how to craft flint and steel.
This video shows how to care for your cast iron pan. The guy explaining made some chicken the night before and was to tired to clean the pan. He says never to use soap on cast iron. Run some hot water over the debris that was left in the pan. He uses a scrub brush to get into ...more
This tutorial shows you how to clean your cast iron an. First, pour salt into your pot. Then you will need to scrub it. You may add water. NO SOAP! Put it back on the stove on medium heat. Pour any type of cooking oil in it. Wipe it down. Your cast iron pot is now clean!
Bagels are a great addition to any breakfast or lunch table. Learn how to make your own kosher bagels from scratch. Ingredients needed are active dry yeast, water, sugar, salt, all-purpose flour.
In order to make your own Pecorino Cheese, you will need the following: a sheep's bladder, a caldron of milk, and salt. Add some stomach bladder to you milk. You will need to separate it. This will cause the milk to curdle. This is a necessary step, in order to get the milk to ...more
The best chemistry experiments are those you can perform with items already laying around your house. With only some sugar, salt substitute and an instant cold pack, you can make your very own gunpowder! Being able to make homemade gunpowder without a trip to the store can be ...more
Take Taco Night to the next level with your own homemade tortillas! This recipe calls for: 4 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 6-7 tablespoons of shortening and 1 cup of hot water (though not too hot). For best results, cook in a cast iron pan.
James Martin cooks Camembert cheese in it's own casing to make a delicious gooey starter. You will need Camembert cheese, thyme, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. It'll make a lovely and rich cheese fondue. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make baked Camembe ...more
Impress dinner companions with your flawless manners—it’s as simple as observing a few key rules. You Will Need * A crash course in dining etiquette Step 1. Know the basics As soon as you take your seat at the table, place your napkin in your lap and obey the basic rules: ...more
In this video, we learn how to clean a dirty piece for smoking pot. First, get a package of pipe cleaners, salt, and rubbing alcohol. Next, grab your piece and run it under some hot water. After this, add some salt to the bowl with alcohol, then swish it around. Next, rinse th ...more
Do you not have a steamer? Or time to wait as your vegetables steam? In this video you'll learn how to steam your broccoli in the microwave. Quick and easy in the microwave to immediately serve and enjoy on their own or with any meal. Yes, the microwave will produce some perfe ...more
In this episode ChefTips shows you how to make a proper classic cheese omelet. Once this technique is mastered you can experiment with your own mixtures and combinations. For this recipe 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons water and salt and pepper, 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese and 1 table ...more
Does your little kiddo adore "Sesame Street"? Then he'll get a kick out of this simple Oscar the Grouch cake. While we automatically assume that most great cakes require a master chef and oven to bake, you can bake an impressive foodstuff with just a few ingredients and an Eas ...more
Fancy feet are a must for sandals and peep-toe shoes. Pamper yourself with a pedicure that’s easy and gets you back on your feet in no time. You Will Need * Nail polish remover * Cotton balls or pads * Nail clippers * A nail file * A cuticle remover * A cuticle orange stick * ...more