Quick Tips

Baking Soda

www.ilonashine.comBaking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. Baking soda is truly a miracle product, whether it is used for baking or not. The most amazing thing about baking soda is that it is very cheap, a 1 lb box is $1.40. You can do all these things for a very small cost. The following are 60 other uses for baking soda aside from making muffins.

Health Uses

1. Use it as underarm deodorant by applying it with a powder puff.

2. Mix half a teaspoon with peroxide paste and use it as toothpaste.

3. Use it as a face and body scrub. Read More

Happy Holidays!!!!

So we are coming to an end of 2012 and I want to wish everyone a Happy and Joyous Holiday Season. May your home be filled with peace, love and joy!!!! A lot of us will be traveling at this time and I wanted to leave you with “10 Essentials for the Savvy Traveler during the Holidays” to keep your travel light and hassle free.

1. Carry or Check

Considering your destination, airline baggage fees, and packing tendencies, determine if you’re going to carry or check your baggage. Keep in mind, the volume of luggage routed through airports over the holiday season skyrockets, so if you do check a bag, always carry your valuables and essentials in your carry-on, and non-valuables in your checked suitcase. Read More

New SPF Rules

Starting his year 2012, the FDA redefined “sunblock” as we know it. The term block will no longer be used because there is no scientific evidence that sunscreen blocks 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays.  The label now will say “broad spectrum” if the product filters UVA and UVB radiation. Also, waterproof and sweat-proof will no longer be used since all sunscreens eventually wear or rinse off.