Saturday, July 26, 2014

DIY Eye Makeup Remover

I'm so excited! I finally found a DIY eye makeup remover recipe that sounds awesome! I found this on Whole New Mom and I'm excited to make up a batch and test it out. (Her post also talks about several other recipes she tried and hated, if you're interested in checking that out.)

The recipe is simple:
2 Tbsp witch hazel
2 Tbsp jojoba or almond oil
2 Tbsp water (filtered is suggested)

Mix the ingredients together and use a cotton ball to apply to the eye area.

This has a shelf life of 6 months, but you can extend that by storing it in the fridge.

Related posts:
DIY Personal Care Products
DIY Body Lotion
Diet, Detox, and DIY Skin Care

Saturday, July 19, 2014

DIY Personal Care Products

Thanks to some of my fellow Young Living members who recently had a DIY class, I now know how to make my own deodorant, bug spray, and hand sanitizer! It was fun and easy, and I thought I'd share the recipes with you, too. (These are all made with Young Living essential oils because they're the best IMO).

2 Tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
2 Tbsp baking soda
2/3 cup coconut oil
5-7 drops of essential oil (your choice)

Mix the ingredients together and store in a glass container.

Bug Spray
8 oz. water
10 drops peppermint oil
10 drops purification oil (a YL blend)
10 drops lemongrass oil (optional)

Put the water in a metal spray bottle and add the oil. Shake before using.

Hand Sanitizer
2 oz. aloe vera gel
1 oz. witch hazel (or rubbing alcohol)
5-7 drops of Thieves oil blend or lemon oil

Combine ingredients in 3 oz. bottle and shake well.

Let me know if you try making any of these and how you like them :)

Related posts:
DIY Body Lotion
Diet, Detox, and DIY Skin Care
The Story of Cosmetics

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Henry Being Cute / Ender Books / 4th of July

Well, I kept putting off blogging last week and then forgot about it. So to make up for it, here's a cute video of Henry playing with a balloon:

Remember, if you want to know more about what Henry's up to, check out Little Henry's Big Adventures on FB.

I went to the library Tuesday (I hadn't been in quite a while) and I was stoked to found a new-to-me Orson Scott Card book in the Ender universe, called Shadows in Flight. After my initial excitement wore off, I realized it said "sequel to Shadow of the Giant" and though I've read several OSC books "shadow" in the title, I was pretty sure that wasn't one of them. So I looked up the books in the series and there have been 2 other books that I haven't read in the Ender universe! I went ahead and read Shadows in Flight, and loved it, of course, but now I'm going to re-read ALL THE ENDER BOOKS since missing 2 in the series is as good a reason as any to do so. :)

I hope everyone state-side had a safe 4th of July. I swear every year the explosions get more and more loud and obnoxious. Maybe I'm just getting old. Anyway, I'm too much of a contentious objector to get all YAY AMERICA, so the 4th doesn't excite me much, except that it's the same date Matt and I celebrate our anniversary of becoming a couple. 7 years this year! I'm so grateful for him and for the way our relationship has blossomed and grown.

Related posts:
Little Henry's Big Adventures
Ender's Game the Comic Is a Total Suckfest
Thoughts on the 4th of July