Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: Fast & Easy DIY Facial Scrub & Deodorant

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: Fast & Easy DIY Facial Scrub & Deodorant

 

Necessity is truly the mother of invention. I am visiting my mother in Toronto now. I traveled by myself and left the girls home with my husband. Risqué, without a doubt.

But, no matter how old I get, going home to Mom, is going HOME. I packed my bag, and traveled very lightly. I figured any toiletry items that I might need would surely be available at Mom’s.

Well, times change.

I think that I am growing up, but I forget that my mother is growing old.


When I got here, I saw that she did not have any facial scrub. Why would she? She doesn’t use it.

And, Mom lives alone now. She has only one stick of deodorant. At this stage of the game, Mom is not too comfortable sharing.

So, I decided to make fast and easy DIY Facial Scrub & Deodorant.

Fast & Easy DIY Facial Scrub

Ingredients:

1-part sugar

1-part baking soda

1-part borax

Optional: by mistake, I added 1-part coarse salt (Kosher salt). It still worked.

Instructions:

Blend together and store in a covered jar. I used an empty pill bottle.

To use: pour into palm of your hand. Add enough water to desired consistency, and gently apply to face using small circular motions.

Rinse well.

When I came out of the shower, my skin felt very smooth. My mother has agreed to try it during her shower, and she will give me her personal opinion.

For fun I made this picture:


Fast & Easy DIY Deodorant

Ingredients:

1-part corn starch (any starch is good, but this is what was available.)

1-part baking soda

Instructions:

Blend together and store in a covered jar. I used an empty pill bottle.

To use: pour into palm of your hand, and apply as needed. It would have been nice to use a make up sponge, but, since I didn’t have one, I made do.

Just for fun, I made this picture as well:


Voila, fast and easy DIY beauty supplies. They are practically edible and no additives, preservatives or chemicals. Both look the same too: white. So, be sure to label the container so that you can tell them apart.

I was pleased with the outcome. Simple and easy, and I only used easily available ingredients.

Mom and I are cooking in the kitchen together now. It is so nice.

I am so happy that I could get away and spend some alone time with just her. I treasure these moments.

Enjoy!

 

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12 thoughts on “Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: Fast & Easy DIY Facial Scrub & Deodorant

  1. healthyindiankitchen July 1, 2016 at 8:07 PM Reply

    You are a wonderful daughter😃 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Doctor Jonathan July 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM Reply

    So simple, but more importantly, so caring. You’re a kind hearted person. I’m certain your family had great influence on the person you continue to evolve into.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 2, 2016 at 9:54 PM Reply

      You are very kind. My mother is awesome — very cool and very aware. She reminds me of the poem “when I am old I will wear purple.” We had a lovely time together. I am very glad that I could come and visit.

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  3. sewloveable July 4, 2016 at 2:10 PM Reply

    Love this!!! This is my kind of DIY!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. IreneDesign2011 July 8, 2016 at 3:42 AM Reply

    Very good ideas and you are right, we need to remember that our parents grow older too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. E.C. July 8, 2016 at 8:07 AM Reply

    Thanks for the sharing the recipes.
    Your visit with your Mom sounds like true treasures.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Parul Singhal July 19, 2016 at 12:13 AM Reply

    You are sharing such a nice ideas. Sometimes I also mix some oil and salt and scrub my face. I will try yours next time.

    Liked by 1 person

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