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Home Made Creamy Face Pack

Soak 7-10 Almonds overnight in warm Water.Next day peel and grind together with a 0.10 tsp. of Saffron Threads in 2-3 tbsps. cold Milk to a fine paste.Add 2-3 drops of Rose Water and mix well.Apply evenly to the face and neck for 30-45 minutes before bathing in Winter .Keeps skin smooth and soft

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Healthy Lustrous Hair

My Nanny used to Oil my hair using either Coconut/Almond/sesame/Mustard Oil in rotation during my childhood every Sunday morning.She'd then soak a thick Towel in very hot Water,wring it out and tie it around my Hair to steam it.This opens the pores of the Scalp and helps Oil to penetrate deep inside

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Drinking water

I had trouble drinking my 8 glasses of water but I have noticed I do better when I have the caps off. Since my recycling company asks to have the caps removed before placing the bottles in the bin I save them for the day to help me keep track of how I am doing.

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Hot weather drink

FRUIT AND HERB-ADE
4 quarts water
2 oranges sliced thin
1 lime sliced thin
1 cup fresh mint leaves torn
1 cucumber sliced thin
1 raw carrot shredded
Combine in large jar. Shake well and chill for several hours. Shake, strain and serve over ice chips. Need sweeter, add honey to t...

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Easy Destress Trick

When I pet my cat and she starts purring, I know she is happy, content and relaxed and a few minutes of petting her makes me happy, content and relaxed. It also gives me a positive attitude and motivation for the day. Any pet can do this. Most are always there and willing to let you pet them.

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Water Intake (at home)

I purchased several 24 oz water bottles (plastic ones at Walmart for $1.00) and keep them filled with water in the fridge. So whenever I need water I just grab a bottle and I know that it is 3 glasses. I carried it around the house with me always.

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grocery shopping

A combination of things for one big secret. Don't go hungry!Make a list before you leave the house and try to match coupons with sales. If the children go with you allow them ONE unhealthy choice and no more. Make your list while browsing through recipes to secure a weekly menu to avoid impulse buys

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FRUIT SMACK

Crystal Light, (specifically on the go packets), is genius! I have a 160z water bottle that that i fill up and just pour a packet in, chill the bottle in freezer until it has a layer of ice on the top, ( i dont know for some reason everthing is better ice cold), and i enjoy the icee like drink!

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If your tired rest!

If for some reason or you have medical problems that make you tired, it is OK to take a rest day. This gives your body time to regroup and re-energize itself. Never feel ashamed because you need to do this. Tomorrow is another day to jump out of bed feeling ready to exercise.

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