Posts Tagged Sugar
Last week I had a swarm of flies enter my home. I decided to finally do this quick DIY project I had seen by one of my favorite bloggers, One Good Thing by Jillee and another blogger Going Home to Roost.What do you need?
- A paper grocery bag
- A single hole punch
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey or corn syrup
- 2 Tablespoons water
This sound like a great idea! Super easy peasy. Unfortunately,the mixture never stopped dripping or dried. Plus the flies were not interested in it at all, as they were drying in the kitchen. After the third day of “drying” I called it quits and tossed them out.
I’m sure this works for lots of other people, but it didn’t do it for me. Back to the drawing board. Anyone have fun ideas to catch some flies inside the home?
This is one of my favorite finds. It’s another goody brought to you by One Good Thing by Jillee. (slightly altered)
Men, you can use this mixture too! Don’t knock it before you try it!
Firstly, I’ll start with my mistake. When I applied this mixture I did not let my skin soak in the water and become saturated first. I found that the mix was too harsh then! Thus this being the reason why it was in the instructions for using this scrub!What you need: (NON sensitive skin) -1 & 1/4 cup of sugar -1/2 cup of Olive Oil -1/4 cup liquid coconut oil -3 tbs of lemon or lime juice OR 3-5 drops of lemon essential oil -Optional – Your preferred scented oil. I used Acacia for my last batch What you need: (FOR sensitive skin) -1 & 1/4 cup of BROWN sugar -1/2 cup of Olive Oil -1/4 cup liquid coconut oil -3 tbs of lemon or lime juice OR 3-5 drops of lemon essential oil -Optional – Your preferred scented oil. I used Acacia for my last batch What to do: Melt your coconut oil in the microwave for 10 seconds or until melted. Gather all your ingredients and add them into a bowl mixing them all together. One mixed thoroughly place the mix into an air tight container and head off to the bathroom! ****Soak your skin in the shower or bathtub for at least 5 minutes**** ****Caution, you bathtub will become slippery from the oils**** ****Sugar on the outside of your skin will not cause outbreaks in acne**** Scoop out a small amount of mix into your hand and begin to work over your skin in circular motions. The sugar will begin to break down from the water. Rinse at your leisure with cool water. (Why cool water? It closes up your pores. Always rinse you conditioner and your face with cool water.)
I do use this to shave with. I just rub it into my legs and go. I find that it is not only VERY moisturizing, but I last longer in between shavings! I went from once every week to once every two weeks. I believe it also lightened the hair on my legs.
My legs turned out very smoothe, moisturized, and no red bumps. Ill never use shaving cream again.
I have used this mixture on my face. I highly recommend using the brown sugar sensitive skin version as it is not as harsh. I just rub and rinse. I often do not even need to add moisturizer to my face after my shower. I blot lightly with an old cotton t-shirt (that is mostly used for hair) and go on my merry way.
Let me know how this works for you!