Living On Less

I love saving money. I especially love diy projects that save me money. I hate feeling like something is going to waste (but I am not a hoarder). So I have a fruit bowl on my table and every week I add a new fruit. This week it was grapefruit (trying to speed up the metabolism). I decided I wanted to find a way to use the leftover rinds, and I got a bright idea to make a scrub. So I will grate the rinds and add sugar, honey, and coconut oil for a great bathtime exfoliater that I am sure will smell delicious.  I will have a follow up post after I play with the recipe.

Turmeric Update

Ok so I have been researching turmeric (realized that I have been misspelling it) and skin therapy. My findings say this stuff is a wonder drug for skin problems and it is even being researched to treat cancer(amazing). Now it has properties that treat cracked heels (foot bonus), dandruff, and hair loss (but that’s another post). For skin it has been shown to work as an anti-aging formula. The suggestion is to mix the turmeric with milk/yogurt and apply as a mask before bathing. Let the mixture dry and wash off with warm water (using a circular motion) WITHOUT using any soaps or body washes (who knew). Now I have yet to try this but tonight I made my own concoction because it is also good to treat acne and oily skin. In my mixture I used lemon juice, honey, turmeric, and a few drops of tea tree oil. I have dark marks and I am currently suffering from a small breakout (women issues). I made the mixture a runny paste consistency (only using a few drops of the tea tree oil at the end). This stuff is orange in color and can be very messy. When I applied it the color on my nail changed. I am letting my mask stay on for 30 minutes but I have watched YouTube videos where people have slept with the mask on. It is far to messy for me to do that. I did watch a video where a woman was treating her sun damaged skin with it. I plan to have another article strictly for the different masks you can make to treat your skin with the turmeric but know it takes at least a month of use to truly see results (with dark spots or the like. Now as an acne treatment it apparently works almost instantly (we shall see). Another benefit is it improves skins elasticity so that helps also with the aging process of skin. Don’t worry about it staining your skin because even fair skinned people made videos on YouTube and it didn’t appear to dye them orange/yellow. When I washed my hands it came right off. Well my 30 minutes is up but I plan to apply the mixture to my one major problem area and cover it with a band aid till morning so it gets extra special attention. I will update you tomorrow!!!