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Homemade Skincare Recipe: Cucumber Refresher

Cucumber Refresher | My Halal Kitchen Natural Skincare Recipes

This is the last post I have planned for my seven days of homemade skincare recipe ideas. I’d love to know how you liked the recipes, if you tried them and how they worked for you. Since I’ve had much success with all of these, I hope you have been able to or will in the future, insha’allah, be able ... Read More »

Homemade Skincare Recipe: Tomato Troubleshooter

Tomato Troubleshooter | Natural Skincare Recipe- My Halal Kitchen

No need for added ingredients here- the tomato itself contains all you need to help remove blemishes, take care of acne problems and exfoliate the skin. Tomato Troubleshooter Ingredients 1 whole red tomato, ripe & juicy Preparation Grind tomato in a blender or food processor. Apply to face & leave on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.   Read More »

Homemade Papaya & Pineapple Eye Cream

Homemade Papaya and Pineapple Eye Cream | My Halal Kitchen

Both papaya and pineapple can actually be used separately as an eye cream, but together they are even more powerful. Both fruits contain highly-effective exfoliating properties similar to alpha-hydroxy acids, which help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or so I’ve been told. It couldn’t hurt to try. Won’t us women try anything to preserve the appearance of youthful skin?  I’d like ... Read More »

Honey & Lemon Face Lift

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This mini facial not only leaves your skin feeling luxurious, it’s an inexpensive and all-natural way to give it the pick-me-up it deserves. People with skin sensitivity to the acidity of citrus fruits should use caution. Use organic products whenever possible. Resources: Cox, Janice. Natural Beauty at Home;  Benge, Sophie. Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty & Relaxation; Kostyk, Annmarie. Chocolate is ... Read More »

Homemade Skincare | Avocado Face Mask

Avocado Face Mask | My Halal Kitchen

If you love avocados as much as I do, good luck not eating them before you put them on your face! We’ve all heard about all of the ‘good fats’ that avocados contain, which is why they are so good for certain types of skin, especially during this brutally harsh winter many of us are experiencing right now. So go ... Read More »

Homemade Skincare: Kitchen Pantry Body Scrub

Another day, another chance to get closer to healthier skin by making your own skincare, if you so choose. Just as the name indicates, you probably have all of the ingredients for this body scrub items in your pantry without realizing their usefulness as a body scrub. No need to head to the store for those pricey exfoliants- head to your pantry instead! ... Read More »

Homemade Skincare Recipe: City Grime Cleanser

Many women are led to believe they need to spend serious amounts of cash on fancy beauty products in order to take care of their skin properly. During a global recession, purchasing expensive cosmetics can seem like a guilty, but small pleasure you’re willing to pay for in comparison to other big-ticket items. Needless to say, every bit adds up. ... Read More »

35 Wonderful Uses for Vinegar in Your Kitchen

Years ago, I was turned on to vinegar as a non-toxic alternative to harsh cleaners. I had to stay away from products with heavy fragrance or else I would suffer allergic reactions. I was also concerned about environmental pollution and inhaling toxic fumes or touching products with too many chemicals. The following tips are just some of the most valuable ... Read More »

King Arthur Flour Comes to Chicagoland

Scanning through the local paper can prove to be a rewarding endeavor for the thrifty cook these days. I found myself lucky to see a tiny ad in the Chicago Tribune about the King Arthur Flour Company coming to Palatine, IL for a free baking class, one of their many free national classes!) There were actually two classes taking place in the Hotel Indigo that ... Read More »

My Cleaning Tip on Ehow.com

I’ve had so much success in my kitchen with this tried and true method of removing food after frying and cooking in other ways that I just had to share the how-to. Click on the link below to read the article and let me know if you try this method: How to Removed Caked-On Grease From Pots and Pans Without ... Read More »