Tipnut's Health & Beauty Library: Tips / Recipes / Remedies

We all have our favorite, tried-and-true commercial products for beauty and wellness, but there is plenty we can do with basic pantry ingredients at home too...these are especially useful in a pinch when stores are closed or you need something to relieve that pain RIGHT NOW. Many of these home remedies, healing potions and soothing elixers contain all-natural, simple ingredients that you'll likely have in your cupboards already.

When compiling all my notes and collected recipes, it surprised me to see how many ingredients are found again and again, recommended in all sorts of ways...items such as lemons, salt, cinnamon, baking soda...even strange things like toothpaste have surprising uses.

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You'll find plenty of tips in this category from making your own beauty aids to home health care. Many are from my private collection and from years of experimenting, but I've included lots of resources found around the 'net too.

Whether you're looking for ways to soothe a sunburn, de-itch that mosquito bite or coax a healthy gleam from your hair, you'll find a lot here to interest you I'm sure. Keep in mind I'm not a medical professional or beautician so consider the information provided as friendly advice from one friend to another. Have fun browsing around the site!

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A new favorite of mine...This is an excellent balm for removing makeup, even the toughest waterproof mascara! One jar will last you a long, long time.

I so enjoy making my own lip balms, but this Rosebud Salve is something I just won't part with. It's great for lips, cuticles & elbows and has a lovely hint of rose fragrance.

My skin will often take a beating when traveling, these facial moisture bomb sheets are perfect for travel...so convenient too for airplanes and packing in a carry on.


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Homemade Hair Masks & Conditioning Wraps

Homemade Hair Masks & Conditioning Wraps If hair is dry or damaged, here are a few recipes to try that will both nourish and bring it to a healthy shine. These are made with natural ingredients and most are likely in your pantry already. The hot…

25+ Blemish Busters You Can Make Yourself

25+ Blemish Busters You Can Make Yourself Quite a list of worthwhile solutions to try here folks! These can be used for banishing a single pimple or two, acne, recipes for maintaining clear skin and I’ve also listed some tips at the bottom of the page to…

Hot Stone Massage Therapy: {How-To}

Hot Stone Massage Therapy: {How-To} Relax muscles, relieve aches and pains and de-stress with this popular spa treatment. If there’s no budget for a professional application or would like to try doing it yourself, here’s how…and no expensive equipment required! Collect smooth, flat stones (river…

How To Make Your Own Clay Masks

How To Make Your Own Clay Masks It’s no secret that these mask treatments can draw impurities and excess oils from the skin and bring it to a healthy glow, women have used them for centuries with great success. Why not skip the expensive commercial products and…

10 Strategies To Assist You In Stopping Fingernail Biting

10 Strategies To Assist You In Stopping Fingernail Biting It’s unknown why exactly someone bites their nails but it could be due to stress, boredom, anxiety, depression or simply a compulsive behavior that developed over time for reasons unknown. Is it serious? In many cases no but there can…

DIY Body Sugaring Recipes For Removing Hair

DIY Body Sugaring Recipes For Removing Hair Centuries ago in ancient Egypt, Cleopatra and her handmaidens discovered a secret beauty treatment that magically and painlessly got rid of unwanted hair…and this recipe was lost for years until recently discovered. At least that’s what the television infomercial declared…

All-Natural Ingredients To Try Fading Freckles

All-Natural Ingredients To Try Fading Freckles Here’s a list of treatments you can try for lightening freckles that I’ve gathered from my collection of notes. I only selected the ones that use natural ingredients and a couple of them are pretty old (over 100 years). Do…

8 Benefits Of Coconut Oil: {Hair, Skin & Nails}

8 Benefits Of Coconut Oil: {Hair, Skin & Nails} It might be time to put away all those expensive potions and lotions after trying coconut oil in your daily beauty regimen. It’s loaded with Vitamin E and fatty acids (such as lauric acid, myristic acid, capric acid and more)…

DIY Coffee Scrubs Might Get Rid Of Cellulite? Who Knew!

DIY Coffee Scrubs Might Get Rid Of Cellulite? Who Knew! Alright ladies, I don’t know about you but the back of my thighs don’t look as, ummmm, smooth as they once did. As I understand it, cellulite develops over time in parts of the body that don’t get much circulation.…

Simple Hair Detangler, Styling Cream & More

Simple Hair Detangler, Styling Cream & More I have many, many fond memories of my grandmother but I do have one not-so-happy recollection…the day she had my hair cut short, and not only short, but cut like a boy’s! I was around 4 years old and my…

10 Natural Oily Skin Treatments From The Pantry

10 Natural Oily Skin Treatments From The Pantry Oily skin can be caused by any number of things: a poor diet, changes in hormone levels, even summer’s hot and humid weather can bring on an oil patch or two. Here are several ways to combat that using simple…

Advice For Doing Your Own Manicures & Nail Care

Advice For Doing Your Own Manicures & Nail Care Regular manicures don’t have to be a pricey treat when done yourself. Here are step-by-step directions to get you started along with a collection of tricks at the bottom of the page. Remove old polish using remover. Rest fingers in…

Making Bath Bombs & Fizzies With Just A Few Ingredients

Making Bath Bombs & Fizzies With Just A Few Ingredients These are a nice, pampering treat to both give and receive (great fillers to tuck into gift baskets). Ingredients are varied and I included a few different ideas to inspire some creativity (round balls, heart shaped, cupcakes and multi-colored examples).…

Homemade Lip Balm & Gloss: {Recipes & Tips}

Homemade Lip Balm & Gloss: {Recipes & Tips} With just a few simple ingredients, lip balms can be made that incorporate favorite flavors and colors…they’re super easy to whip up and can be fun gifts too! Here’s a list I put together of different tutorials…there are also a…

DIY Skin Moisturizing Balms, Lotions & Creams

DIY Skin Moisturizing Balms, Lotions & Creams Making balms, bars and creams is easier than some think and there are many benefits (you can choose ingredients and scents to work with so no harsh chemicals or dyes). These make great gifts too! Here are several different ideas…

Wellness

How To Treat, Soothe & Bring Boils To A Head

How To Treat, Soothe & Bring Boils To A Head Boils are skin abscesses that can develop for a number of reasons but common culprits are an ingrown hair and plugged sweat glands (armpits and groin area especially). They start out somewhat sore when touched but if allowed to flourish,…

Four Thieves Vinegar: Legendary Cure Or Fable?

Four Thieves Vinegar: Legendary Cure Or Fable? There’s quite a distance between us and those who lived hundreds of years ago during times of the plague. It was a dark, terrible period and the plague was considered a sure sign of God’s displeasure. It attacked both young…

Fight Menstrual Cramps With Oils, Herbal Teas & More

Fight Menstrual Cramps With Oils, Herbal Teas & More Well ladies, we all know “that time of the month” is no fun and while many of us only occasionally suffer mild discomfort while we’re menstruating, others contend with painful cramps month after month. There are several things you can…

Suffer With Mild Or Tension Headaches? All-Natural Helpers

Suffer With Mild Or Tension Headaches? All-Natural Helpers For migraine sufferers: You may find a trick or two in this list that could provide some relief but this is a much more complicated ailment and requires the expertise and direction of your doctor. If you haven’t looked into…

Black Nail Polish Trick For Chemo Patients

Black Nail Polish Trick For Chemo Patients Up until recently I’ve been visiting a family member in the hospital fairly regularly and one day while waiting for the elevator, I happened to notice an older woman was wearing black fingernail polish. This struck me as unusual since…

Chickenpox Symptoms, Treatments & Tips

Chickenpox Symptoms, Treatments & Tips This is a common childhood ailment and isn’t considered a serious health risk that needs professional medical attention (in most cases). Keep in mind that it’s more severe for adults (especially men who are twice as likely to die from…

Cranky Babies & Teething Blues: Help Is Here!

Cranky Babies & Teething Blues: Help Is Here! It’s a natural part of life and we all have to go through it, but teething isn’t something toddlers deal with very well and every parent braces themselves for when “it’s time”. It can be quite painful with some suffering…

Have The Bad Breath Blues? Good To Know Simple Cures

Have The Bad Breath Blues? Good To Know Simple Cures It happens to the best of us, the dreaded Bad Breath Blues when there’s no mint in sight and you’re not at home to do a quick brushing of the teeth. Maybe you had a tasty garlic dish for lunch…

Nasty Nail Fungus: What To Do If You Have It

Nasty Nail Fungus: What To Do If You Have It Sounds awful doesn’t it: fungus. Yuck! This is an infection along the lines of athlete’s foot in that it can happen to anyone, no matter how particular they are about personal cleanliness and grooming. It’s caused by organisms that find…

Tend To Aches By Using A Compress: Comforting The Unwell

Tend To Aches By Using A Compress: Comforting The Unwell Many times you’ll watch a scene in period movies with an ill or wounded person in bed and a nurse or caretaker sitting at their side. Oftentimes the nurse is laying on a folded cloth that she’s first dunked into…

Gin Soaked Raisins Might Be Used To Manage Arthritis Pain?

Gin Soaked Raisins Might Be Used To Manage Arthritis Pain? This was sent in by three different readers over the past year or so but I was hesitant to publish it since it involves consuming a bit of alcohol and I’m extra cautious with those…but I finally got a chance…

How To Remove A Tick: {Instructions & Tips}

How To Remove A Tick: {Instructions & Tips} A tick’s nature is to bury its head into your skin and feast until it’s quite engorged with blood. Although it will likely fall off on its own after a few days once it has had its fill, quick removal…

Methods For Healing Cold Sores: {Home Remedies}

Methods For Healing Cold Sores: {Home Remedies} Here are several different methods that I’ve tried for healing or preventing cold sores from forming and they have worked for me. It’s most effective to apply treatment as soon as you notice the “tingling” that happens right before a…

10 Ways To Treat Dandruff With Every-Day Products

10 Ways To Treat Dandruff With Every-Day Products Here is my collection of remedies for dandruff, be careful to not get any of the solutions in your eyes since I’m sure it would sting a bit (just like with commercial products). If your scalp has a cut or…

12 Beneficial Ways To Ease Nausea: Home Health

12 Beneficial Ways To Ease Nausea: Home Health Do you have the sore tummy blues? If the cause of nausea is from morning sickness due to pregnancy, please don’t try any of these home remedies until your doctor okays it (though I found nibbling on saltines or animal…
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Olive oil can effectively remove eye makeup (use cold pressed extra virgin).

Bring shine to hair with a bit of honey. Mix 1 tsp of honey into 1 quart of warm water and use as a rinse after shampooing. Do not wash out and style as usual.

Eating apples is a natural way to whiten teeth (bite into apples, don't cut in pieces). Because the fruit is naturally acidic, don't use this method more than once a week to protect teeth from damage.

For healthy nails and cuticles, regularly soak them in olive oil for 30 minutes.

Dab cooled brewed tea onto face as an astringent, good for pimple control.

Gently apply egg whites to puffy bags underneath eyes, allow to dry then rinse off.

Exfoliate skin with a paste of baking soda and water.

Massage plain yogurt into scalp and leave for 15 minutes. Will help with itchy scalp and dandruff.

Lemon juice can remove dark patches around elbows. Apply to area and wash away after 20 minutes. Do daily until discoloration disappears.

Tighten pores and shrink large pores by mixing table salt and buttermilk into a paste. Massage into skin. Rinse off. Repeat twice a day (morning and night) until results are satisfactory.

Facial Moisturizer: Rub the inside of an avocado peel on face, lightly massaging skin. Leave for 15 minutes then wash off, pat dry.


I find it so useful to track skincare products (whether they are commercial or homemade) and monitor results.

I've included a couple sheets below to get you started or to inspire you to create a personalized chart for yourself. Hope these help! (click images below to download each free pdf)