Tag Archives: Homemade

Simple Chemical Solutions

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Don’t like chemical hair removal crap like Nair and not a fan of shaving or waxing?

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Sorry I really hate the smell of Nair but I have used it and it irritated my skin and I have done waxing and it wasn’t fun and then shaving is tedious for me and does nothing for the health of my skin.  (Actually since I had my cancer treatment a few years back it left me with very sensitive skin so I don’t shave anymore.)   I was thinking of the simple chemicals that are used in homemade beauty products and did some searching for an option for hair removal.

  • Homemade Hair removal that isn’t terrible!
  • 1 tbsp of iodine 2%
  • 1 cup of baby oil.
  • Rub your hairy area with the mixture and let set for only 5 minutes.
  • Then gently wipe away with a damp cloth.
  • Viola!!!! NO MORE HAIR!

SO hooray for home use of science and that is really what DIY is homemade science solutions.   I have a book that is a collection of homemade simple items that make the cost of home lower.  

Juicy girl

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Hey everyone I am testing out different combos of veggies and fruits to find something good to drink.  I just pressed 2 apples, one lemon, and about 4 leaves of collard greens.  It’s good but I needed add a teaspoon of cane sugar for my likes.  I normally do not need to add much sugar to anything but this just needed something.  I need to pick up some ginger to continue playing with my juicer.  

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So I haven’t made this yet but I wanted to share this because it looks like fun. I am learning more things good to make for myself so I am better able to control my budget and my clothing sizes.

2 1/2 cups grated zucchini

1 egg, beaten – if this is just used as a binder you could use something like sticky natto because that would hold it together I think

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 cup bread crumbs

1/4 cup minced onion

1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

Directions
  • In a large bowl, combine zucchini, egg, and butter or margarine. Stir in seasoned crumbs, minced onion, and seasoning. Mix well.
  • Shape mixture into patties. Dredge in flour.
  • In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until hot. Fry patties in oil until golden brown on both sides.
 

I can’t believe it’s not crab

Sweet Chili Sauce

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Hooray for finding this!

INGREDIENTS:
Honey
Rice vinegar
Minced garlic 
Red chile flakes
Salt
Arrowroot starch

Honey Lemon Treats

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup of raw, buckwheat honey (like this)
2 Tablespoons organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root

Optional for dusting: 1/4 cup powdered cane sugar (make your own!) and 1 teaspoon powdered vitamin C (like this).

Kitchen items you will need: a candy thermometer, a candy mold with small openings (like this hexagon mold). You can make the cough drops without the mold; oil a piece of parchment paper and pour the candy onto it. Let it harden, and then break it up into small pieces.

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Directions:

1. Measure the honey, lemon juice, and grated ginger and pour it all into a saucepan.

2. With a wire whisk, stir the mixture as it heats to a boil. It will become foamy and start to climb up the sides of the pan, remove it from the heat and continue to whisk it until the foam reduces and then put it back over the heat. Repeat this until a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees, you will want to check frequently because the honey heats fast and scorches easily!

3. Drop a bit of the mixture into a glass of ice water (or, dip a spoon into the mixture and then quickly dip it into the ice water). If the mixture forms a hard, crunchy ball, it’s ready!  If not, keep up with the whisking and heating and try again in a minute or so. Once a hard ball forms in the ice water, you’re good to go!

4. Let the mixture cool until the foam has reduced. Then, very carefully, drizzle the candy into the mold (or onto the oiled parchment paper). Let it cool in a safe place (not the freezer or fridge) until the cough drops are hard. When they are hard, press on the back of the mold to release. Or, if you’re not using a mold, break the cough drops up into pieces.

5. Optional (to prevent sticking): In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar with the vitamin C powder. Drop the cough drops into the mixture to coat. Pour the sugar and cough drops into a sieve and sift to remove extra sugar.

6. Store in an airtight container. These actually do better in the fridge, as they attract moisture and tend to get sticky if left out.

Enjoy!

Put some strawberries on your FACE!

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Put some strawberries on your FACE!

So I love home made body stuff of goodness I really do. I make bath bombs and scrubs and just anything I think is fun. To me it just makes sense because it’s more fun to make things yourself and cheaper too. Plus I usually do this with my friends and have fun that way too.
So I think I will be putting together another pamper yourself nights. Let me know if you want to some along or tell me about your own home made pampering night.