Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Homemade Goodies

Shabby Vintage
Good evening, dear readers!
Jocelin and I had a special "spa day" at home today.  We watched chick flicks, ate chocolates, played gin rummy, and enjoyed facials, manicures and pedicures.  It was so nice to spend some quality down time with my girl!
A few months back, I found a wonderfully useful pin on Pinterest for a homemade sugar hand scrub.  Jocie and I made a batch this afternoon.
You just need sugar (your choice of granulation) and add something like Palmolive dish washing liquid, stirring it in to the consistency you prefer.  I added a small container of rose scented cuticle oil, too.  To use, wet your hands and scoop out an amount and scrub.  It feels wonderful!  Then rinse.  Your hands will be soft & smooth.  I also use this on my feet.  Down here in the Deep South, we wear flip flops and sandals most of the year, so as you can imagine, we need extra TLC for our feet.  Please note that I follow my mani/pedis with Lollia hand crème- it is my absolute favorite!
The other homemade goody I made today was dishwasher powder.  I use a double sifter and mix with the ratio of  1/2 washing soda and 1/2 borax.  For my rinse aid, I use white vinegar with lemon juice.  I plan to make up a batch of liquid detergent this evening.  The internet is full of neat homemade cleaning solutions.  I'm always on the lookout for new ideas.
Well, Rosie Fey is spinning at the door.  Guess I'd better tend to her before there is an "accident".  Have a great evening & until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. I have been reading and pinning some DIY items lately. I have been doing a lot of "green" things for many years, but making my own soaps and cleaners is new to me. Thanks for the info.

  2. I have one for you, to clean drains and plug holes, put salt and bicarbonate of soda around the plug holes and then pour white vinegar on it, it will then fizz up leave for a while and then rinse, this cleans the plug holes and pipes. My hubby likes pickled onions, usually they are done in white vinegar so I use the old vinegar instead of buying new vinegar to clean the drains.