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I live in an area that has horribly hard water. I thought I had hard water from where I was from…. oh heck no where I am now is by far worse.
I used to only use coconut oil on my face after a shower or face wash. Now I need even more moisture, and this is what I now do and keep at my sink.
(PS Largely influenced by One Good Thing by Jillee.)What do you need: -6 tablespoons coconut oil -2 tablespoons olive oil – 4 capsules of Vitamin E Supplement Oil (Or Straight Vit E Oil) – (Optional) 3 drops of lavender essential oil & 3 drops of lemon oil What to do: Poke holes in your Vitamin E Capsules and squeeze out the oil into a bowl. Take all remaining ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. Once everything is mixed well put everything in an air tight container and put into the freezer for approx 10 minutes. (This is so the coconut oil can solidify again.) After a shower apply about a dime size (more or less) amount to your finger tip and rub between your fingers, then message into your face in circular motions. Don’t forget under your eyes and your neck! Let the mixture soak into your skin. If you absolutely must, only blot with a microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt.
FYI: Coconut oil’s liquify point is 76 degrees, so after a hot steamy shower could begin to melt your moisturizer. Don’t worry if doesn’t so anything to the chemical make up to it, just changes to a liquified state. The oils do not separate.
FYI: A 3:1 ratio is the best when you use coconut oil to olive oil
Q: Susan, will these oils cause me to have break outs? A: Here is the thing, OIL isn’t the culprit to out breaks per say. Dirt, Bacteria, and Unhealthy oils are your culprits.
S: This made my face way too oily I can’t use it. A: Wait! Give it a chance. What happens is we use very harsh sulfates on our skin and face and most of the time we’re using moisturizers that actually cause more drying or have silicone filers in them. Your face then works extra hard to try and replenish it’s natural oils. It takes a transitioning time to become accustomed your face and skin not having to constantly over compensate.
S: I have waited and waited for this transitioning time to end and I still feel like a grease bucket! A: Don’t fret! We’re all made differently, and some people have naturally much oilier skin. Here are some alternative oil suggestions to replace the olive oil with.Almond Oil – Medium oil, absorbs semi-quickly. Grapeseed Oil – Very light Great for skin that breaks out easily or clogs easily. This is a good start Oil. Jojoba Oil – Light and silky oil, absorbs very well. Safflower Oil – Light oil with healing properties. This is best for scars and acne healing. It has the highest levels of nutrients than other carrier oils.
So you see? We can work with this mix pretty well! Experiment.
Did You Know?Vitamin E Oil helps decrease the visual of scars and helps decrease wrinkles. Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid which has properties of being antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and offer free-radical-fighting antioxidants. Vit E, Coconut Oil, and Olive Oil act as a super punch for healing wounds! Oh and let us not forget Honey on that one too!
I hate spending money on a bunch of beauty products. Why spend a bunch of money on anti-aging stuff or removers that have harsh drying agents and silicones in them? NOPE not for me, I find quality ingredients in my kitchen.
We hear all the time how good olive oil is for our skin and hair. Coconut oil is not a new kid on the block either. Best of all, most people are not allergic to oils in general. If you can’t tolerate Olive oil you can try almond oil or grapeseed oil.
For those times I do wear makeup I often start taking it off before my shower. These wipes are perfect for getting those eyes clean of make up w/o hard scrubbing those very sensitive eyes and the sensitive skin around the eyes.
Make-Up Remover Wipes(Similar to the refresher wipes) What do you need? -1 container to hold a 1/2 ream of paper towels -1 half ream of bounty paper towels – 3 cups warm distilled water -2 tablespoons coconut oil -1 tablespoons olive oil -3-5 drops lavender oil or lemon oil What to do? Mix all of your ingredients together and with the paper towels in the container add the ingredients. Cover and let sit for about 3 minutes and then flip to let the other side soak up. Some people do add no-tear baby wash, I don’t think it’s needed, but it doesn’t hurt either.
Ready to use immediately!! This will not sting your eyes, and your make up should slid right off.
I do this right before my shower and then I wash my face in the shower with my exfoliating mix.
- 20 Non-Edible Ways To Use Coconut Oil (mamaearthy.wordpress.com)
This Granola Recipe is my absolute favorite breakfast item. I mix it with my Greek yogurt, eat it as a cereal, or just a snack. This is a favorite for my son as well and my mother. She would have at it morning noon and night seven days a week if I had let her.
What is great about this recipe is its versatility. You can make extra crunchy, softer, healthier or not so healthy. This also can be melded into granola bars. This recipe belongs to the mother of a co-worker of mine and I am so grateful to have this recipe and be able to share it with everyone here.
Without further adieu; Mrs. M’s Granola Mix Original Recipe
What you need:-3 cups of whole oats (not quick cooking oats) -1/4 cup brown sugar -1/2 cup maple syrup -1/4 cup canola oil -3/4 coconut flakes -1/2 cup of sliced almonds -1/4 teaspoon of salt -Optional; dried fruit of choice.
What to do: Pre-heat the oven to 200. Mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl, (but not the dried fruit). After everything is blended together add your oil and syrup and mix thoroughly. On a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper evenly spread the mixture onto it and slide it into the oven. I recommend setting a timer for 15 minutes, the granola needs to be stirred roughly about every 15 minutes baking for an hour.
This comes out wonderfully.
Mrs. M’s Granola Mix Original With Variations
Honey Variation (this changes the taste of the of the granola by quite a bit)-3 cups of whole oats (not quick cooking oats) -1/4 cup brown sugar -1/4 cup of pure honey -1/4 cup canola oil -3/4 coconut flakes -1/2 cup of sliced almonds -1/4 teaspoon of salt -Optional; dried fruit of choice.
Healthier Variation.-3 cups of whole oats (not quick cooking oats) -1/4 cup brown sugar -1/2 cup sugar-free maple syrup -1/4 cup canola oil -3/4 coconut flakes -1/2 cup of sliced almonds -1/4 teaspoon of salt -Optional; dried fruit of choice.
Diabetic Variation-3 cups of whole oats (not quick cooking oats) -1/8 cup or 6 teaspoons of splenda brown sugar mix -1/2 cup sugar-free maple syrup -1/4 cup canola oil -3/4 coconut flakes -1/2 cup of sliced almonds -1/4 teaspoon of salt -Optional; dried fruit of choice.
If you want to have the granola a little crisper try setting the oven on 350 and cooking for 45 minutes stirring the mixture every 15 minutes.
Softer Granola Instructions
For a softer granola cook as normal on 200 and the hour stirring every 15 minutes. However once you take out the granola from the oven let it stand a cool until it is just warm and can be touched, then place into an air tight container while warm. This will make it a bit softer.
Extra tips and tricks:
Just remember you can always substitute for things you don’t like or have allergies to. Instead of Almonds try walnuts. If you don’t like Canola Oil then use another flavorless oil to cook with. Experiment and play with the recipe.
My personal favorite is with no fruit and using sugar-free syrup.
What new variations are you interested in trying?