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DIY Pumpkin, Sugar, and Cinnamon Exfoliating Body Scrub

Pumpkin is good for more than just eating! This easy recipe for a pumpkin exfoliating body scrub will leave you feeling great.

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Ingredients: 

– 1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a medium to large size bowl. When in the shower, or the tub, rub the mixture onto your body with a wet washcloth. Do not put this mixture on your face. Rinse the mixture completely off with warm water when done.

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DIY Natural Teeth Whitener

Need a fast, cheap (and not to mention natural!) way to brighten your smile? The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from wine, coffee, and dark sodas.

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Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking soda until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.)