HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB-A-DUB

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beautiful Black Sisters!

I used to buy Sugar Scrub from Bath & Body Works, but I’ve been coming across Sisters selling it lately, and their skin looked so beautiful, I thought I would try making some.

I feel like I can make anything. You Can Too.

I Googled Homemade Sugar Scrub and a lot of different recipes popped up. I looked at a few, but the one that I liked the most was a simple recipe that just called for Brown Sugar and Olive Oil. That’s it.

I didn’t even look at how they made it. I just put some Brown Sugar in a little container and added some Olive Oil. I put a little Vitamin E in it as well. If you make it yourself, you can make it as thick or as thin as you desire. You also won’t have to worry about toxic chemicals that manufacturers add to everything. You know they (the devils) are trying to kill us.

I love the results on my face. And if I get a little in my mouth, it tastes SWEET!

You can use it all over your body. You can also add scents if you like, like Lavender or Orange or Both!

CUCUMBER EYE GEL

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved Black Queens!

We should always try to look our absolute BEST! One way we can improve our appearance is by doing everything we can to eliminate puffiness under our eyes.

Periorbital puffiness is caused by several different factors. The most common is simply: aging. As we age, the skin under our eyes becomes thinner and the fluids that uphold our eyes begin to collect in this skin under the eyes.

Periorbital puffiness is usually more prominent upon arising from sleep. People who sleep on their stomachs have periorbital puffiness more often than people who sleep on their backs. And, people who sleep on their sides, generally have more periorbital puffiness in one eye than in the other.

This is because while we are sleeping in these positions, gravity causes fluids to build up and collect in the thin skin under our eyes. It is recommended that if one suffers from periorbital puffiness, she should sleep on her back and elevate her head with an extra pillow, in order to prevent these fluids from building up under her eyes.

You should make this change in your sleeping habits soon, Sisters, because if it is not remedied, after a few years, periorbital puffiness can become permanent!

There are other causes of periorbital puffiness, such as allergies, and eating salty foods.

The causes of allergies should try to be avoided by:

  • Staying indoors when pollen counts are highest, usually in mid-morning and early evening. Close the windows and run the air conditioner (window fans can draw in pollen and mold spores). If you go out, wearing eyeglasses or big sunglasses can help block pollen from your eyes. Driving? Keep the windows closed and run the air conditioner.
  • Limit your exposure to dust mites by encasing your pillows in allergen-impermeable covers. Wash bedding frequently in water that’s at least 130 F. If your mattress is more than a few years old, consider getting a new one. Old mattresses are often teeming with allergens.
  • Clean floors with a damp mop. Sweeping tends to stir up rather than get rid of allergens. Especially if a pet shares the house with you, consider replacing rugs and carpets, which trap and hold allergens, with hardwood, tile, or other flooring materials that are easier to clean. Go with blinds instead of curtains.
  • To stop mold from growing inside your home, keep the humidity under 50%.  That might mean using a dehumidifier, especially in a damp basement. If so, clean the dehumidifier regularly. Clean your kitchen and bathrooms with a bleach solution.
  • If your pet is causing your allergies, try to keep it outside as much as possible. At the very least, keep it out of your bedroom. Don’t let it share your bed.
  • Don’t rub your eyes. That’s likely to make symptoms worse. Try cool compresses instead.

Periorbital puffiness due to salt can be eliminated by limiting your salt intake.  Excess salt encourages fluid retention and may lead to puffy eyes.

Some temporary remedies for periorbital puffiness include cucumbers, wet tea bags, and potatoes, which are all natural astringents – chemical compounds that tends to shrink or constrict body tissues, thereby reducing puffiness.

You can simply grate a fresh potato and apply it to your eyes for about fifteen minutes. Or wet two teabags and put them in the freezer for fifteen minutes, then place them over your eyes until the swelling goes down.

Here is a recipe for cucumber eye gel, which significantly reduces periorbital puffiness in a relatively short amount of time.

CUCUMBER EYE GEL

Ingredients

2 oz aloe vera gel

1/2 large cucumber (peeled)

Directions

Blend cucumber.

Add aloe vera gel.

Refrigerate.

Apply for a few minutes in the morning, when you do your grooming.

Homemade Shea Butter Deodorant

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

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In the Name of Allah,
Master Fard Muhammad,
Our Most Beneficent and Merciful Saviour,
To Whom We Forever Give All Holy Thanks and Praise

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved and Beautiful Sisters!

I heard a while ago that anti-perspirants can cause cancer due to the effect they have on our sweat glands. Anti-perspirants prevent the sweat glands from releasing sweat and this can cause the build-up of toxins which can lead to cancerous tumors. I just read an article on antiperspirants/deodorants and  cancer from the National Cancer Institute and basically they said that more research needs to be done on the subject. It seemed like they didn’t want to say it had been proven. But the article stated this: “Findings from a different study examining the frequency of underarm shaving and antiperspirant/deodorant use among 437 breast cancer survivors were released in 2003. This study found that the age of breast cancer diagnosis was significantly earlier in women who used these (shaving and antiperspirant/deodorant) products and shaved their underarms more frequently. Furthermore, women who began both of these underarm hygiene habits before 16 years of age were diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age than those who began these habits later. While these results suggest that underarm shaving with the use of antiperspirants/deodorants may be related to breast cancer, it does not demonstrate a conclusive link between these underarm hygiene habits and breast cancer.”

You see, it hasn’t been proven that anti-perspirants/deodorants cause breast cancer but “the use of antiperspirants/deodorants may be related to breast cancer”. You know what I think? I think the companies that manufacture anti-perspirants/deodorants are in league with the doctors who release such vague and ambiguous statements. As Our Beloved Messenger (PBUH) wrote in HOW TO EAT TO LIVE, BOOK TWO, the devil will sell us anything he can commercialize on with no regard concerning the harm that it is doing to us. And he will take whatever steps necessary to ensure that nothing interferes with his ability to get rich off of his potentially life-threatening product.

So, while they continue to sell these products which are “related to breast cancer”, I think it is better to be safe than sorry.

Do not shave under your arms. In the M.G.T. & G.C.C. (Muslim Girls’ Training and General Civilization Class) we are taught to never shave our pubic hairs. We trim them with scissors.

This article proves the wisdom in such teachings given to us decades ago.

It would also be wise to start making your own 100% Natural Deodorants for yourself and your family.

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) is an excellent odor absorber and works very well as a deodorant. All you have to do it mix it with a little water to make a paste and you can use it just like that. It does not eliminate wetness, however.

I found a recipe for a more moisturizing All-Natural Homemade Deodorant and made it when I first started trying to live healthier and eliminated all personal products that contain toxins. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

This recipe calls for something called Arrowroot. However, I have seen other recipes that use cornstarch. If I had known that, I would have used Cornstarch, which is significantly cheaper. I think next time I might use Cocoa Butter too. I like it better than Shea.

Here is the recipe for your own homemade Deodorant:

INGREDIENTS

3 T Coconut Oil

2 T Shea Butter

3 T Baking Soda

2 T Arrowroot (or Cornstarch)

Essential Oils (optional)

DIRECTIONS

In a glass jar, in a pot with a little water, melt Shea Butter and Coconut Oil over low heat.

Add Essential Oils and mix.

Add dry ingredients.

Let set.

Congratulations! You have just made SHEA BUTTER Deodorant. And every time you use it you can rest easy knowing you are not polluting your body with harmful, toxic chemicals.

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*UPDATE*

I NO LONGER MAKE THIS DEODORANT, BEING HOMELESS, IT’S DIFFICULT TO GET THE INGREDIENTS. THE MAIN INGREDIENT IS BAKING SODA, SO I JUST MIX BAKING SODA WITH WATER OR OLIVE OIL, IF I HAVE IT, AND APPLY IT UNDER MY ARMS.

IT WORKS JUST AS WELL.

BETTER EVEN, BECAUSE SOMETIMES, I WOULD GET IRRITATION FROM THE DEODORANT. I’M NOT SURE WHY. ALL YOU NEED IS THE BAKING SODA.

BUT IF YOU WANT THE CONVENIENCE OF ALREADY PREPARED DEODORANT, GO AHEAD.

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100 PER CENT ALL NATURAL HOMEMADE ALOE VERA GEL

BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHIM

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved, Beautiful and Refined Asiatic Black Sisters!

Aloe Vera is one of Allah’s Blessings to us. It has so many healing properties that it should be a staple in our home apothecaries.  Below are some of its uses and also a recipe for how to make your own 100% Natural Aloe Vera Gel.

As-Salaam-Alaikum!

EIGHT WAYS TO USE ALOE VERA 

1) Like a moisturizer. Whether you are acne-prone, suffer from dryness, more serious skin conditions like psoriasis or seborrhoea dermatitis or just after an effective oil-free moisturizer, give Aloe a go. It is a natural humectant, so it increases water retention in the skin, and helps calm irritation and inflammation by feeding your skin vital nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes. Also, it greatly reduces open pores.

2) As a laxative. Though I can’t speak from personal experience on using Aloe Vera for this matter, I hear rave reviews on the wonders of juicing the entire part of the leaf to relieve constipation. Because it contains barbaloin, a solid fibrous compound, it is very effective at causing your bowel muscles to contract. It is never recommended to become reliant on laxatives, since you can develop lazy bowel syndrome, but rather for a period of 5-10 days as treatment.

3) For healthy hair. Aloe Vera can be found in some of the best shampoos and conditioners, which aren’t silicone-based. So why not apply it directly to your hair to control frizz (think eye brows too!)? The slightly acidic pH of Aloe gel will even help to seal the hair cuticle. If you ever experience an itchy or dry scalp, do apply the gel directly to your head too!

4) On burns and wounds. Aloe Vera has a lovely soothing and cooling effect, so it is often the main ingredient in creams for treating cooking burns and minor skin infections. It is well known for its anti-microbial and anti fungal properties to keep wounds clean.

5) As a shaving gel. Traditional shaving creams contain a plethora of synthetic additives, carcinogens, contaminants and other stuff, which I am no expert in, but do know for a fact, that something which may seem innocent enough has high chances of entering your blood stream via the pores of your skin. Aloe Vera is anti inflammatory, so it’s kind to skin, has a slippery gel texture, so it’s ideal for a close shave and contains 99% water, so it will even leave your legs, face or under arms hydrated.

6) For a face mask. Combine Aloe gel with a little cinnamon (a little!), high UMF raw honey and oats for a nice refreshing and taught mask. The oats are slightly course too, so when you wash the mask off, it acts like a natural scrub at the same time.

7) For digestion and immunity. Aloe contains acemanna, a powerful stimulant to the immune system. Experts from the Moores Cancer Centre at the University of California found that Aloe Vera helps the immune system by attacking abnormal cells during cancer treatments. This also helps assist digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids in your diet. You can add about 2cm of aloe inner gel to desserts and smoothies.

8) For sore throat relief. On the rare occasions when my son used to get sick (he hasn’t gotten sick in about two years), and suffer from a sore throat, I used to make him a tea out of Aloe Vera. Just take the insides of the leaves and steep them in about 8 oz. of water. Sweeten it with a little honey and have your child or whomever is sick drink it.

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HOW TO MAKE 100 PER CENT NATURAL ALOE VERA GEL

Pluck off a few Aloe Vera leaves.

Let hang upside down or place upright in a cup for about ten minutes until all of the yellow resin drips out (the yellow resin can irritate the skin).

Then cut the leaves into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove the insides. (See picture above).

Liquidize the insides in your blender.

Add a few drops of essential oil [for preservation]). I would recommend something soothing like Lavender.

And there you have your 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel! Don’t worry about the froth, it will dissipate. (Be sure to keep refrigerated.)

Love’s Luxurious Whipped Body Butter

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
In the Name of Allah
Master Fard Muhammad,
To Whom Be Praised Forever

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved and Beautiful Sisters!

Here is a recipe for a homemade product that I absolutely cannot do without! I call it Love’s Luxurious Whipped Body Butter. When you treat yourself with this amazing product, it makes you feel as if you can accomplish anything! The combination of Cocoa and Shea Butters, Real Butter and Jojoba Oil creates an all-over moisturizing body butter that cannot be compared with any other product. And by whipping it, the texture is so light and fluffy (not to mention doubled in mass) that you will never want to be without this product again!

You can pick up the ingredients at any Health store or online, and are, actually, items you should keep on hand anyway. They can all be used separately and combined with other products for many different uses. You can also substitute or vary the butters and oils to your liking. Try it out, and then you can come up with your own whipped body butter!

INGREDIENTS

1 c Raw Shea Butter
1 c 100% Pure Cocoa Butter
1/2 c Butter
1/2 c Jojoba Oil
1/2 t Vitamin E

DIRECTIONS

Measure out Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Butter.

Melt all in a glass container submerged in a little water in a pot over low heat.

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Once the solids have melted, remove from heat and allow to cool.

Add Jojoba or any oil you prefer (Almond, Olive, Argan) or any combination of oils and Vitamin E

Now comes the important part – In order for the oils to whip up properly you have to freeze it for about twenty minutes until it just begins to solidify. It should be solid around the edges.

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Then use your mixer and whip it up until it gets real fluffy. It should just about double in size.

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Congratulations!
You have just made Love’s Luxurious Whipped Body Butter!

Use it every night after your bath and it will make your skin so soft and smooth you will feel indefatigable! And the scintillating aroma of chocolate is just so aromatherapeutic! I can hardly put into words the profound effect this product has on your total well-being – Physically and Mentally – It just makes you feel good all over!

*You can get all of the ingredients from TAJ MAHAL on Crenshaw and 57th. They have the best prices.

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum!!!