Relaxing Exfoliating Facial Wash

Hi guys! Sorry about the large gap, my family and I have just started school (Yay!) and it’s taking a while to find some spare time for blogging.

Anyway, a few days ago, I ran out of my fancy-smancy facial wash. Now, being an overreactive environmentalist (if I do say so myself) I didn’t want to go to the store to buy something that can easily be made at home and make a bigger carbon footprint. So I quickly searched for a good, environmentally friendly recipe for face wash. This is what I settled on.

         Need:

  1. 1 cup of sugar
  2. 10 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 3tablespoons epson salt
  4. 2 teaspoons honey
  5. 3 green tea bags
  6. 1 lemon to zest
  7. Grater
  8. Large mixing bowl
  9. Smaller bowl (for the lemon zest)
  10. container

Let’s get started!

Step 1:

Grate your lemon rind into a small bowl and set aside the zest.

SUPPER IMPORTANT INFO: Do NOT grate the white part of the lemon, you don't want any juice leaking out.

SUPPER IMPORTANT INFO: Do NOT grate the white part of the lemon.

Step 2:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, epson salt, and tea (carefully rip open the tea bags and dump the tea leaves in).

I thought it was a smart idea to take photos of what it looked like when you mixed the ingredients in.

I thought it was a smart idea to take photos of what it looked like when you mixed the ingredients in.

Step 3:

Add in your olive oil and mix. It’s not going to be completely mixed in until latter so don’t worry.

Step 4:

Put in the honey and mix .

Step 5:

Mix in the lemon zest.

Step 6:

Once everything’s evenly mixed, place the mixture inside your container. I used a canning jar my mom didn’t use when she made jam.

Ta-da!

Ta-da!

  I really like this project, it’s relaxing, exfoliating, and it’s eco-friendly. You can also use this anywhere, I recommend scrubbing it into dry elbows, since this stuff works really well as a moistener.

  However, you absolutely CANNOT get the stuff you’re not using get wet. It’ll harden, and’ll be extremely difficult to clean out, other then that, it’s perfect! This stuff will go great as a gift for holidays, so double the batch so you’ll have enough for yourself and a friend!

Green Tip

Before you buy bathroom products that claim to be “eco-friendly” or “organic”, read the ingredients, research the company that manufactures the stuff, then you’ll know if it’s “organic”.

Weeping Angels! (Don’t Blink…)

Ok, this is a question for all of you Doctor Who fans out there. What is the scariest alien monster out there? (let me know in a comment). The one monster, that scares me more than anything else in this dangerous world, are the Weeping Angels (Google them and you’ll see why, I’m too scared to post a picture!).

So one day, my mom asked me to make her one out of this tutorial.

Weeping Angel!

I was pretty skeptical at first, then I thought,”Hey, this might be fun.” So I took out my glue gun, and began to make my worst nightmare become reality.

Hello.

Hello.

Nice to meet ya!

 Pink permanent marker stain.

So after getting permission, I started to fix chop off the doll’s hair.

That's a lot of hair.

That’s a lot of hair.

Already it looked much better.

Bun.

Bun.

Then I took out a Monster High doll stand and attached the doll to it. With a lot of hot glue and fishing line, it worked.

Hot glue and fishing lin can do anything.

No one’ll see it!

Next, I cut out two pairs of identical wings from cardboard.

Wing one.

Wing one.

I didn’t take any photos of me chopping off the doll’s hands, making it’s dress, or glueing the wings on (oops!) but I did take one of what it looked like once I finished glueing the feathers on.

Neon purple feathers... What's not to love?

Neon purple feathers… What’s not to love?

Then we had to spray paint it… It took forever to find one can of granite textured spray paint, but we eventually found a can. Now for the fun part, SPRAY PAINTING TIME!!!

Safety first!

Safety first!

Le back.

Le back.

Le front.

Le front.

And vwalla! It’s finished!

Tada!

Tada!

This was surprisingly more fun then I thought it would be! And, to top it off, it’s not a real one so I don’t have to worry about ARGHHHHH!!! (I blinked)

Bwahahaha.

Bwahahaha.

 Greep Tip

When buying food, don’t buy individually packaged products. When you do, you end up making more trash, and wast more resources.