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Posted on 28 August 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Tomatoes From the Table to the Spa-Create Your Own Gardener\’s Spa

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facialBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

This time every year I am up to my gardening elbows with all that goes into managing a garden.

This includes mulching, weeding, planting, picking, and my favorite and not so favorite chore that is canning.

All this work on top of the many hats I already where can leave me feeling and looking like a 350-year-old gnome with bad hair.

What is a gardener/canner to do? The garden cannot wait when the vegetables are in their prime for me to take a mental health day. The solution to my problem is a trip to my own gardener’s spa created from my own tomato garden.

The following recipes are a start to any homemade spa treatment. Tomatoes in general are used to treat oily skin to normal skin and as a skin lightener. So prop up your feet, read a good book, have a nice treat and enjoy one of these spa treatments using tomatoes.

Tomato/Cucumber Toner

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Posted on 04 June 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Another Victory for Tomatoes and Lycopene?

By Vanessa Richins

New research from the universities of Manchester and Newcastle suggests there may be a new title to be awarded to tomatoes: Wrinkle and Skin Cancer Fighter.

In their study, subjects were given 5 tablespoons of tomato paste daily, along with 10 grams of olive oil. The control group was only given the olive oil. At the finish of the three month study, researchers took skin samples from the volunteers.

The results showed that the tomato eating group had developed 33% more protection from UV rays than the control group. They also had more procollagen, which creates skin structure and Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 13 September 2007 by tomatocasual.com

5 Lessons Britney Spears Could Learn From a Tomato

5 Lessons Britney Spears Could Learn From a Tomato -tomatocasual.comBy Michelle Fabio

Since Britney Spears’ performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, it seems like everyone has an opinion on her music as well as on her mental and physical health.

Without getting into my personal opinions on what happened in Vegas (and hey, isn’t that supposed to stay in Vegas anyway?), I’m going to talk about what Spears could learn from our favorite fruit around these parts–the tomato.

1. Some bad spots don’t ruin the whole tomato; just cut them off and make juice or something. We all have difficulties in our lives, but the trick is to slice them away and focus on the good, gleaning whatever positives we can from a given situation.

2. Emphasize the sweetness. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 11 August 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato Glam: Tomato Cosmetics and Beauty Tips (Part 2)

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Tomato Soap - TomatoCasual.comBy Tomato Queen

[This article is the second part of a two-part series examining tomato cosmetics and tomato beauty tips. Click to read part one.]

Here’s a continued list of ways to add tomatoes to your daily beauty regimen.

Don’t pop it.

According to AcneShoot.com, you can remove pimples with the following home recipe for tomato lotion: ½ tsp. camphor, 1 tsp. tomato juice, and 1 tsp. honey, mixed well and applied as a paste for 15 minutes.

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Posted on 10 August 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato Glam: Tomato Cosmetics and Beauty Tips (Part 1)

Tomato Glam: Tomato Cosmetics and Beauty Tips (Part 1)By Tomato Queen

Are you a fan of tomato glam?

There’s no dearth of products and home remedies that you can add to your scent or beauty regime.

Sniff it.

Love that scent of the tomato plant that rubs off on you and leaves a green streak on your arm that refuses to wash off?

Sitting under the full-spectrum lights in January just isn’t cutting it?

Demeter might have the scent for you: Tomato Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray is said to smell just like, well: picking tomatoes.

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