Knit scrubby

23. September 2019 grooming 0
Wet or dry, the acrylic fiber knitted facial scrub is great for oily skin: The texture of a gentle facial scrub stimulates circulation. The tingling sensation makes me feel alive and well again. My pores shrink momentarily. Acrylic dish washing scrubbers are also a favorite. Now I’m understanding why.

Coffee hair

11. September 2018 grooming 0
Coffee has beneficial oils to give hair a shiny tint when applied directly. Delighted to haveĀ  discovered using up this cooled down coffee brew. It tinted my virgin hair as a free bonus. Imagine what it does for porous mane. Virgin hair is not chemically processed. There’s no bleach, dyes, or perm waves. When my ...

Baking Soda Scrub

09. September 2018 grooming 0
Using plain, dry baking soda as a gentle scrub releases pores, oil and dirt from the skin. This is a simple remedy used by at least one cosmetic company as a primary ingredient ‘facial scrub’. The discovery is not a new idea, actually. For oily skin, the gentle scrub tightens my pores. The sensation is ...

Shampoo bars

24. June 2018 grooming, therapies 0
Re-purposing used soap is an intriguing hobby of mine. I’m enjoying do-it-yourself coffee scrub bars. The latest batch, shampoo balls, used glycerin soap, coconut, almond and vanilla ‘Dead Sea’ bath salt. A bit of tinkering; this turned out better using stove top simmering heat and a portable mixer. Instead of alcohol, I used witch hazel ...