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Wednesday
May302012

Making it Count- cleanse

For this week's Making it Count Tuesday, I have two different types of cleansers to share with you.  The first is a liquid hand soap that I made.  We go through this stuff fast at my house, so I was happy to find a DIY recipe from Creative Cain Cabin that allowed me to make over 2 gallons of liquid hand soap, using just three bars of soap and some water, for around one dollar.  This is super easy.  I added a little grapefruit essential oil to make it smell yummy.  For the recipe, go here.

The other "recipe" that I have to share with you is a face cleanser.  I have been using this for years and have been happy with the results.  It's just olive oil and castor oil.  I believe this is where I originally found the idea.

To find out what others have been doing to make their online time "count", go here.

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Reader Comments (11)

Are you making your own soap? Pretty pictures!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Tara- That was weird. I published the post with words, but went back to see it after your comment, and saw that all the words were gone! So then I re-wrote all the words and published it again, only to find that the original came back too! I think it's an issue with Squarespace.

May 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

Both versions of the post, with and without words, are on google reader. Sometimes these weird things happen with Blogger too. Very frustrating1 Your cleansers look interesting. I don't know that I could wash my face with oil, I expect I'd come out in a rash. But I wish I could!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Weird thing with the comments too - mine didn't automatically publish, I had to refresh the page to make sure it went through - see how much I like you? Heck I even comment despite your word verification! ;-) - and then I couldn't write another comment without clicking the comment link again. Squarespace must be "improving" things ;-) Glad I got to read your post though!

Have an awesome day :-)

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Oh, Sarah. You are so sweet. I hate those word verification things. I can't turn them off with Squarespace, I wish I could. Do they always pop up on this blog for you? I've had it with technology today. To top off all the computer problems, I dropped my phone and shattered the screen. ;p It's only 2:30 pm. Is it too early for a glass of wine?

May 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

Definitely not too early. ;) I'm sorry about your phone!!!

Your cleansers look great.

Visiting from Sarah's... Your soap and face wash look great! I've never tried making my own. Sorry about all your technology troubles, especially your phone. :(

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Well, lucky for me I was late, and the problems seem gone. You are so clever and so good at finding these things. I want to try this, too - I just have to pull my head out of the book biz for fifteen minutes and breath. I went to the simple mom thing, and I have to tell you - I don't admit this to people often, because it sounds so awful, but I started going without shampoo about six years ago. My hair is light and fine, and I can remember in high school washing my hair in the morning and having it go really awful by third period. Finally, as a married older mom, after one of my perms (my hair is also limp and straight), I decided I would put off shampooing as long as possible - and months went by. My hair NEVER looked oily or dirty in any way, and I conditioned it twice each morning, massaging and making sure I was giving it a good scrub without the soap. My hair is healthier now than it has ever been, and I can go six months easy, still looking, feeling, smelling fresh as a daisy - and it's all because the over washing I was doing was ruining the natural balance. So this oil cleanser surprises me, but makes total sense. We do so much more than we need to do - so now I have admitted it. And there you are.

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

Kristen- I've been thinking about trying the same idea with the no shampoo thing. It seems like my hair always looks best on the days I don't wash it. Then after I wash it, I end up putting all kinds of products on it just to keep it from getting frizzy. It seems to be something I do because of cultural conventions vs. a true need for it. So glad to know that it has worked out well for you.

May 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

Your post is pretty both ways, Dawn, although I'm glad you were able to recover your lost words. I've stopped washing so much too, and it is improving my skin and hair. Many times I can't remember the last time I washed my hair, I just do it when I feel like I need to. I use aloe wipes to remove my make up and a lactic acid peel twice a week and my skin looks much better than when I used the 3-step twice-a-day systems. I think less is really more in this case.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Thank you Tara. : ) Yes, less seems to be more, in so many cases.

June 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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