Fresh face Friday night (because I never go anywhere honestly). I have been doing the oil cleansing method for about three months now and although I liked it initially and saw some improvements in my skin from the start I wasn’t blown away with it until a few weeks ago when I switched from using a mix of castor oil and sunflower oil to castor oil and walnut oil. I know walnut oil was recommended by someone on here but I can’t remember who! So whoever it was, thank you!! My skin has looked so much nicer since switching. It was looking kind of dry and blotchy before and I was still breaking out sometimes. Now my skin is 100% clear and even kind of glowing and dewy looking without being oily at all. Sorry but I just had to rave a little about this a little! Jake is oil cleansing now too and he said that his skin was looking and feeling better AND he likes the smell, I totally agree - I love the smell, it makes me hungry :)
On another note I was just thinking I’ve been shampoo free over a year now and I am still loving it! I’m so glad I tried it when I did :D I only ‘wash’ my hair once or twice a week now and it’s so much healthier and finally growing longer after years of hardly growing at all. If you’ve been thinking about going ‘soap free’, trying the shampoo alternative (baking soda and ACV, for me!) and or oil cleansing seriously just do it guys, it’s so easy, cheap and I am guessing you will have as amazing results as everyone I have talked to that has tried it has!
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I’m so excited to see another post about this! I just switched in the last few weeks and love it but I’m glad to see these are great options long term.
So I’ve been using everything for a couple weeks now so I figured I’d go ahead and give an update on how each product is going for me personally, as well as for my mother who I was able to get on board with the no poo hair care and she just happened to start using a sugar scrub I made for her as a face wash.
So as far as no shampoo and conditioner, I love it still. I’m able to go about 5 days it looks like (as of today) before my hair looks like it’s getting dirty. It’s honestly not even that bad today either, I had my husband give me a scale of 1-10 of greasiness and he said my hair only looks to be about a 4. But i also have to say it’s not at all dried out either, which was a huge concern since you can fix oily but you can’t fix the damage drying out causes. I’m hoping though as I go forward I can get away with one “wash” a week, maybe even less. And as far as my mom, who started the same night I did, she loves it too. I’ve had her update me a couple of times just to see how it was going and she says she couldn’t be happier. She’s where I got my frugal-ness from so she was more than happy to try a method that costs maybe a couple bucks a month to do.
My next most exciting, for me at least, was toothpaste. Well, I hate it. I’ll have to try and find a new recipe and maybe make my toothpaste with a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide to keep my teeth white. The tooth paste I made, while I could tell it got all the gunk off my teeth and did the basic purpose, I noticed my teeth getting yellowed and it seemed like my teeth almost rebuilt gunk faster than with normal toothpaste. I’m pretty disappointed because I’ve been wanting to switch for so long!
But anyways, I did have other product successes. My second success was the deodorant, now this may have been a winner for me because I really don’t have trouble with sweating or body odor. Any trouble I have is very minimal which this deodorant easily took care of. I did have to make sure our house didn’t get too hot though since the base of the deodorant is coconut oil, when the house heated up too much it got a bit mushy and there was no way to apply it unless I let it sit in the freezer for a couple minutes.
And my final success, which I don’t think I shared with you guys actually when I first made them, was a sugar scrub. I made it with coconut oil, sugar, tea tree oil, and grapefruit seed extract. I was a little nervous about applying it to my face since the base for it is also coconut oil so I had been using it just as a plain exfoliator, but then my mom mentioned how much she loved it as a face wash and that her skin has improved a ton. I was pretty surprised because my mom has had trouble with her skin her whole life, it’s always been either too oily, dry, or covered in acne. So I decided that if she out of all people loved it then I’d give it a shot too, and it’s awesome.I think three out of four products working is a great turn out, so all in all I’m really happy with my change over.
Made mint chocolate chip cookies tonight :)
I’m pretty excited to have it started, we just went with our last name, just because it seemed like every other name we tried was already taken. So our last name seemed safe, plus it’ll be easy for people to find us when they need to reference photos or anything.
I’m missing a ton of work though sadly. I have to pull more stuff from when the bakery was open but I don’t have pictures of like half the cakes I’ve done it seems. I think after a certain point I was just so wrapped up in getting the cakes out the door that I forgot pictures of them. Oh well though, I’ll just keep making more and rebuilding!
You’re definitely one of my favorites too!
And um 5 facts okay
1. I’ve been a vegetarian for 8 years
2. I have a birthmark in my eye
3. I didn’t know my real last name until I was 15 or 16
4. I graduated highschool early, but never continued on to college, instead I just picked up another job
5. On top of being a baker I’m also a mediocre seamstress.
That was actually a lot harder than I thought it’d be.
I’m not exactly partial to being pregnant in general. It’s way better this time around so I don’t mind it but I can’t say I’m one of the women who loves to be pregnant.
One of my biggest issues with pregnancy is dressing my body. It changes with each month and there are certain discomforts you have to dress for, and maternity clothes are outrageously expensive usually. I love shopping and all but we try and live a frugal lifestyle so I feel I can never justify buying a new wardrobe that won’t even fit the whole pregnancy. So I have a few pieces that I just change out with each other, and I get really sick of that. But I get even more sick of trying to find something new because of how much “too short”, “this looks like a tent”, and “holy fuck I look frumpy” I have to go through to find a single item that works.
I’m really just being whinny right now. But I have to say I love winter clothes when I’m not pregnant. I have this deep connection with cardigans so me and winter get along well. And I love how winter clothes look on my non pregnant body, because well, I love my non pregnant body. I’ve always been thin with hourglass hips and boobs so when I don’t have that it’s disappointing getting dressed.
And lastly I can’t wait to have my sexiness back. I feel so silly right now looking “sexy”, but that’s always been part of my persona so I feel so out of place while pregnant.
My first thoughts were absolute confusion. I asked what the exact laws and recommendations were for putting her in a bigger seat and then later down the road forward facing her.
He figured I was just talking about forward facing her and said to just do it now even though it’s illegal and to put…
wtf? belt a pillow in front of her? genius.
Right? I’m still in shock. It seems like a suffocation risk on top of how unsafe it is for an accident
I found what my hair will (hopefully) look like if the perm turns our how I want.
Now to wait until I’m not pregnant.