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#1 Old 10-14-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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Anybody make their own face wash/moisturizer?

I've been on a crusade to use only homemade or very limited ingredients face products. I like sugar and extra virgin olive oil. Also an awesome mask is turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and honey. For breakouts I swear by pure red cider vinegar.

Anybody else make their own facial products? How do they work out for you?
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#2 Old 10-15-2011, 04:41 AM
 
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I use an asprin mask. Just dissolve 3 or 4 non coated asprins in a little bit of warm water to make a paste then use it as a scrub or a mask.

I've never heard of using turmeric on your face. Doesn't it turn your skin yellow?
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I like sugar and extra virgin olive oil.

I use salt and some type of oil, usually sweet almond.
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I do not use it on a regular basis, but I had really nice results with oatmeal, almond and soymilk. I grind the oatmeal/almonds in my magic bullet and add a little soymilk to make a paste. You can throw in a little olive oil, too if you like. Leaves your skin nice and smooth/soft! You can use it all over, not just on your face.

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I use an asprin mask. Just dissolve 3 or 4 non coated asprins in a little bit of warm water to make a paste then use it as a scrub or a mask.

I've never heard of using turmeric on your face. Doesn't it turn your skin yellow?

Turmeric sure will turn your face yellow! I just use a small bit and make sure to do it in the evening, not in the morning before I go to work. It is FANTASTIC for your skin and health in general. One of my favorite spices. :-)
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I wash my face with olive oil and then massage in about a tsp or 2 of baking soda and then rinse off. Follow up with rose water.

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I use baking soda daily, it works great on my oily skin. Coconut oil as a moisturizer
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I use baking soda daily, it works great on my oily skin. Coconut oil as a moisturizer

I've been trying out the baking soda this week, thanks! :-)
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The oil doesn't make you ladies break out?

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The oil doesn't make you ladies break out?

I only started the oil recently so I can't really report on that. My face is kind of broken out right now but I'm attributing that to my period about to start. I read as long as you get a quality extra-virgin oil it won't make you break out. But I guess that really just depends on your skin. I tend to have dry skin so maybe I need more oil.

I'll report back after the big bad evil period has come and gone!
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I remember reading that as long as the oil is plant-based, it won't make you break out. But I'm still afraid to try. I don't use moisturizer anyway.

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Sometimes I scrub with a bit of baking soda. I love how my skin feels afterwards.

I'm too oily to add any more oil.

I just started the baking soda and I love how it feels too! I like how it feels as I'm washing as well. It's almost like exfoliation but not exactly.
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Baking soda wont bother extra sensitive skin?

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Baking soda wont bother extra sensitive skin?

So far it hasn't bothered mine and my skin is pretty sensitive. I've only been using it about a week though. I'll keep updating. :-)
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i love jojoba oil and olive oil. on their own to moisturize or mix them with salt or sugar for a scrub.
i also used to use baking soda as a scrub and the aspirin mask is great.

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I just tried scrubbing with baking soda, and I loved it! It didn't dry out or irritate my skin

I've also made the switch to using baking soda as shampoo and apple cider vinegar as conditioner. My hair has never looked nor felt better!

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I use coconut oil as a moisturizer and I love it. It makes my skin so soft and smooth- and I have problem skin
I usually put it on my right before bed so it can fully absorb. If I put it on before going out, my skin definitely looks shinier. But I use it generously!
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I just tried scrubbing with baking soda, and I loved it! It didn't dry out or irritate my skin

I've also made the switch to using baking soda as shampoo and apple cider vinegar as conditioner. My hair has never looked nor felt better!

I really like it too! How does the soda work on your scalp? I have a VERY dry and easily irritated scalp.
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I really like it too! How does the soda work on your scalp? I have a VERY dry and easily irritated scalp.

It doesn't bother me, and the little bit of dandruff I had has cleared up. You also need to wash your hair less when you use this method, so you're agitating your scalp less. If you decide to try it, keep in mind that you'll go through a "transition" phase where your scalp and hair get accustomed to the new treatment. My scalp got a little oily, and my hair felt a bit like straw. But it only lasted about one week, and now it's shiny and soft.

This blog has good info:
http://simplemom.net/how-to-clean-yo...thout-shampoo/

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#22 Old 11-03-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Thanks! I hope it does help, my scalp is hopeless, lol!
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I am doing the baking soda thing now once or twice a week. So far no irritation. I just bought yes to cucumber and mix it with that.

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#24 Old 11-16-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm really in love with the baking soda right now. That, along with the Bio Oil before I apply my concealer in the morning, is making my skin look pretty dewy and lovely.
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oOo thanks for posting, sequioa! My shampoo is running out and I never liked it anyway. I am going to try the baking soda instead! I'll update in a week or two.

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oOo thanks for posting, sequioa! My shampoo is running out and I never liked it anyway. I am going to try the baking soda instead! I'll update in a week or two.

Let me know how it goes. Your hair will be icky for a little while, but it's worth it

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Okay so far the baking soda is helping with my scalp. Slowly but surely. And I love the vinegar for conditioner. My hair is looking good y'all.

Something else I'm starting to do is only rinse my hair with cold water. At the end of my shower, I rotate between cold and hot water for my entire body. It's super exhilerating and I read it has health benefits. I will have to refer back to the magazine to give more detail but I'm really liking it so far. I do this when rinsing my face too. I rotate the warm and cold water.
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Okay so far the baking soda is helping with my scalp. Slowly but surely. And I love the vinegar for conditioner. My hair is looking good y'all.

Something else I'm starting to do is only rinse my hair with cold water. At the end of my shower, I rotate between cold and hot water for my entire body. It's super exhilerating and I read it has health benefits. I will have to refer back to the magazine to give more detail but I'm really liking it so far. I do this when rinsing my face too. I rotate the warm and cold water.

I do that with the cold water too! It makes a huge difference!

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I use a olive oil/castor oil mix and a warm wash cloth and kind of steam my face with it.  Gets all make up off and skin is really soft.. I think I will try the baking soda thing though! Thanks for the ideas :)


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-Baking soda to exfoliate (occasionally)
-Usually use purpose face wash but castor oil and olive oil works great. I used to apply, hop in the shower, let the warm stream open my pores, then wipe away with a wet wash cloth. It removed all makeup...even waterproof. Use more castor oil if you have an oily face. Use more EVOO if you have a dry face.
- Calcium bentonite clay mask weekly. This works great to exfoliate. You can pick the dry powder from any health food store.

I have combination skin. Oil never caused a break out.
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