Home Made Face/Body Scrub

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Why pay for a name brand exfoliator when you have it at home. I have been using my own home made scrub. It’s so simple and it leaves my skin smooth, soft and clean. What is it? SUGAR. That’s right. I add a spoonful of sugar to my cleanser a couple of times a week.  You can also mix sugar, honey and olive oil to make a paste. But I find it’s just a s easy to add it to my face wash. I use cetephil. Yes it has ingredients that I normally avoid, but its the only face wash I have been able to use without getting a reaction.

So, add a teaspoon of sugar and gently rub in circles on your face. Make sure you wet your skin first. Then Rinse. I have noticed that it clears up those tiny blackheads on my nose. Try it and I bet you will like how your skin feels. It also gets rid of dry dead skin on the body.

Have a great day!


Home Made Soap

I have tried so many different laundry detergents and have only found 2 so far that I can handle with my IC. I just thought that why cant they make a soap without all the crap in it?  do I have to pay so much for soap that hurts me?? So I started looking to make my own. I searched on Google and found so many recipes, but mostly they had 3 main ingredients. Off to the store!

I found what I needed.

  • Washing soda
  • Borax
  • Sunlight bar soap

Yup, thats all you need. I saw some recipes where you can make liquid, but I went for the dry. It was so simple to make. No messy wet goop. All you need to do is shred the bar of soap as tiny as possible. Some people use a food processor but I just used a grater. It needs to be small enough that it melts in the water.

  • 2 cups grated soap
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax

Mix it all together and you have dry laundry soap. Use 2 tablespoons for each load of  dirty clothes. It works out to cost about 5 cents a load. It will save us about 60 bucks a year.

You can also use different soaps. My next batch I will use ivory soap. Most recipes call for  Zote or Fels-Naptha. I couldnt find them here. My laundry smells so fresh. Not sure how it will smell when I use Ivory soap.