Sunday, May 13, 2012

A New Face

In looking for a way to make my own Laundry Soap, I came across this blogger that had a lot of great ideas. I wasn't too fond of her laundry soap recipe, but liked her other posts. Then one day she posted about washing your face with oil. OIL? WTF? Yes, oil. That stuff we are supposed to be washing off.

I like to try new things, so challenge excepted!

I went to Lassens where I bought castor oil, and sunflower seed oil. I mixed it up and have been using it for a little over three weeks now. I have still been using the toner, and my face wash, but use the oil morning and night at the end of my 'treatment'. I love my skin. I mean LOVE it!

I was going to post this a while ago, at the end of the 14 day challenge, but then Aunt Flo came for her visit. I then decided to wait. Usually after her departure, I break out like a mother. So figured this would be the true challenge.

A full week with Aunt Flo gone, zit free.

So here is what I have been using and I love it

1. I use a cheap face wash from trader Joe's

2. Then I use my homemade toner that I found on another bloggers website.

3. then I use the oil treatment

4. Last, and I only use this in the morning for the SPF 30. Sunscreen

Now how do I know it is truly working? My husband noticed a difference!!! Then asked to use it.

So give it a try, maybe it works for you as well as it has worked for us, or maybe you don't like it. Either way, it can be fun!  

Blog Redo

So I have been sucked into sitting on the couch and lookingat DIY things on pintrest and the web; which is right up my alley. I have always been that kind of girl. I wanted to learn to crochet, I did; I wanted tolearn to make beaded purse, I did; I wanted to just cut my own dogs hair, I didit.

So now I have taken on the challenge to make all of ourhousehold products. I started with Laundry soap. I looked into it. Looked at dozens of recipes and finally went with one. My family has been using it foralmost 2 months now, and we love it. We will never go back to using storebought laundry soap that is, over dyed, overpriced, and made with unnecessarychemicals.

I have decided to dedicate my blog to challenges, andfinding better and/or cheaper ways to do things.  I will start with my face wash.  Which I am very excited about.