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August 28th, 2003, 03:41 PM
Go grab that box of baking soda out of your fridge or freezer (supposedly keeps the food fresh. HUH?), take a bit of that and mix with an equal part of water or facial cleanser. Massage gently into your skin (face, body, hands, feet, elbows, etc.) and rinse well. Finish with your favorite moisturizer or daily/nightly routine and you're good to go! ;)
Make sure to be GENTLE when massaging this into your face. It's much more abrasive than it feels. However, dispite that, baking soda has been used successfully on sensitive skin to help soothe irritation, sunburn, windburn, and ease the itching of bug bites. It's also great for skin prone to acne as it helps balance the skins pH levels.
1 part baking soda
1 part water or cleanser
August 28th, 2003, 04:10 PM
One of my favourites. I keep a little container of baking soda in my bathroom now, and use it well, probably more than I should. Exfoliating is addictive! :D
September 3rd, 2003, 09:42 AM
I know! Isn't it, though?! I'm completely addicted to exfoliation. Fortunately, the baking soda is gentle enough for my sensitive skin. :D
I'm dying to make a sugar/baking soda scrub for my body. Will have to do that soon... :D
Hope you're having a great day!
September 3rd, 2003, 07:57 PM
Hey Steph - next time you lurk at the Dish, look up Bo's sugar scrub #14 - it's the best. My shower is never without it now (currently scented with BB's Grapefruit Lily... aaaaaah! :D ) and I use it on my face occasionally, too. I'm thinking of attempting to use baking soda instead of the sugar in it, to see how that turns out for the face.
September 3rd, 2003, 08:26 PM
Man, it's been a while since I've been there! I've been so busy with this site, The Beauty Bottle and my new site ( :D ). I will definitely check it out tonight or tomorrow. :D
You know? I didn't like the BB fragrance samples I got. I picked up a chocolate mint that was okay, but I think I could have mixed a better one, and their watermelon smelled like BubbleYum Bubblegum. LOL There were a few others (I got one of their apple scents which was okay, but not the best), but none of them really stick in my head. :? Would you mind telling me which scents from them are your favorites? I may have to order some more samples (I'm on a hunt for the BEST scent for my products LOL).
Mmmm...sugar scrub sounds so nice right now. Jake's finally asleep so I may have to break away from the computer and take a bath. :D
September 4th, 2003, 07:23 AM
I've only ordered a few... I live in Canada, right, so the customs fees are very discouraging. :D
I loved the Grapefruit Lily. That one, for sure get a sample of. The lilac was a little too harsh for me... and seemed to fade in soap. Jasmine Dreams smells nice (although very, very strong in the bottle) but I am allergic to it, I found. :rolleyes: Orchid, a little to perfumey, plus, I'm allergic to that one, as well. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Relaxing is nice - ever try Cake's stuff (www.cakebeauty.com) One of their lotions is scented with Relaxing. I was kinda thrilled when I picked that one out, lol. Vanilla Select I wasn't crazy about - but I got it because it's the only vanilla that doesn't turn cp soap brown. Haven't soaped it yet, but maybe it'll smell more gentle once it's in soap.
Their Stargazer Lily is really nice! It did fade a bit in cp, though, so I wasn't thrilled - maybe better for toiletries, or something. Heather and Hyacinth is good, but a little heavy on the green notes, I find. (It's my mom's favourite)
Anyways, hth some... next order from the US is going to be from Cybilla. Actually, I bought some of her Chai fo from someone on the Dish, so I'll wait to see how that smells. I love chai, so hopefully I'll like it. Her scents are supposed to be dead on, even if they are a little more expensive than others.
So what's the new site you're working on? ;)
September 4th, 2003, 07:26 AM
Forgot to add - to recap that, I liked the Grapefruit Lily best, then Stargazer Lily, then Relaxing. If the Jasmine Dreams could be toned down a tiny bit (and if I wasn't allergic to the stuff) then that would be ahead of Relaxing.
September 4th, 2003, 09:38 AM
I'll definitely check out the ones you listed. Another that I tried was the Orchid. I was SOOOOOO disappointed. :( I'm looking for a good orchid smell.
New site is http://www.mommahaven.com. It's a website for mommy support. It's brand spankin' new. I'm excited about it. I still need to add a few boards to the forums, but other than that, it's about done. :D