Homemade Body Recipes

Coconut Oil Skin Cleanser

Why spend a lot of money on expensive skin cleanser with ingredients that you can’t even read?:

Glycerin, Water, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Lauric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Fragrance, P-Anisic Acid, Tocopherol, Peg-14m, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Edta

Did you know that you can use coconut oil as a facial skin cleanser? Because if you can ingest it, wouldn’t that be better for the outside of your body as well?

Here’s how it works:

-Warm up coconut oil in your hands so that it is pure liquid.

-Apply and massage the coconut oil gently onto your face to cleanse your skin.

-Rinse face with warm water and then use a damp washcloth to blot or wipe away the oils.

Simple!

Coconut oil is great for moisturizing your skin since it penetrate deep into your skin. Since coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory product, it works great for reducing acne breakouts and for soothing acne already on the skin. Coconut oil is also great for reducing wrinkles in aging skin. The antioxidants in coconut oil protect the skin from the damage and harmful effects of free radicals. Coconut oil is also an antibacterial product which helps clean the skin by killing germs and bacteria. It also helps the skin heal and rejuvenate itself.

Natural is better and safer for your skin, your face and your body. Natural is better because you are free from the harmful chemicals that don’t belong on your skin or body in the first place.

If you want, you can also add any essential oil based on its benefits for an added bonus. Add 3 to 6 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil, in this case, coconut oil. Blend it well then massage about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the mixture onto your skin. Rinse with warm water and use a damp washcloth to wipe away the oils.

Try coconut oil as a skin cleanser today. It works great and really makes your skin feel healthy and smooth. Get that coconut glow on your skin. Look healthy and radiant. Be natural. Be free.

DIY

Easy DIY painted milk bottle vases

I had a couple of party favors left over from a baby shower that I threw for a friend. They were these cute glass milk bottles. As party favors, I put big baby blue gumballs in them and handed them out. Since I had a couple of them left over, I decided to do a fun DIY project.

I decided to paint them. An easy project. I took them outside ( a well ventilated area) and sprayed a light coating of glossy white spray paint. I sprayed it 2 more times, letting it dry for a bit in between each spray.

And here’s how they turned out:

I ended up giving them as teacher gifts for teacher appreciation week. I put pretty flowers in them and gave one to my son’s teacher and one to the teacher assistant.

Happy DIY!

Sewing

Simplicity 8393- Yay or nay?

I made a tunic blouse using Simplicity 8393. I used one yard of fabric, which is one winning point for this pattern (yay). Any pattern that calls for just one yard of fabric is always a win! Although I’m not too sure about the collar (nay).  I also had difficulty with the button closure, so I ended up omitting it (nay). Instead of the button closure, I sewed the top all the way up and it made the collar look very high. (nay). If you like high collars, then this blouse will work for you (yay).

I sewed view B which is the tunic version. There is also an option for a regular length blouse, view C. The blouse was easy to see together (Yay). The collar was actually really easy and fun to put together. (Yay)

I think the reason I’m not to excited about this blouse is because of the fabric I chose. I believe that it’s a polyester blend, which was easy for sewing, but I’m not too happy with the print. I bought the fabric on a whim because I visited a mom and pop fabric store, all the fabrics were $5 a yard and I didn’t want to leave empty handed. I bought one yard knowing I can use it for this pattern.

I would try this pattern again, but I will be more conscientious of the print I chose, maybe even opting for a solid color. I will also use view C for the regular length blouse. I’ll try hard to make that button closure work because it looks much better with it, as intended.

Final vote: 4 yays and 3 nays. I’ll give this blouse a try.

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