Posts Tagged ‘Beauty

DIY – Teeth Whitener (with Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda)

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Back before my hiatus from blogging, I posted about  how excited I was to get the Crest Whitening Strips on sale.


Fast forward a year and a half and guess what – I have most of the strips left over.  Can we insert a groan here? Another few bucks wasted.


Well, I started getting the urge to whiten my good ol’ chompers again and was instantly brought back to my abandoned Whitening Strips. This time, though, I remembered a conversation with my friend who told me she whitened her teeth with – wait for it – hydrogen peroxide.


I did some searching online – I honestly didn’t remember the ‘how’ of her process and I didn’t think this is one of those things you can completely ‘wing’ (like my coconut oil experiments).


I came up with a plan of action – I would brush my teeth with a combo of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. And I would do it when my husband was  not looking – this is one those things he would just shake his head about.


Armed with my tools:

  • a baby toothbrush the kids outgrew before I used it ($1.99)
  • my buddy  baking soda (fifty cent at the dollar store)

Sorry, I couldnt help it

  • and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide (which cost me a full buck)

First, I brush my teeth with regular toothpaste.

Then, I simply mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts baking soda in this little bowl (actually, I use an  icing container from a package of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls… I kept it because I thought someday it would come in handy.  Look at me – recycling.).

I then use my baby tooth brush and take care of business brushing my teeth. I spit & rinse as usual.

I try to do it every few days.

I swear I noticed a change in my teeth… Has anyone tried this?  Am I slowly losing my mind?

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DIY – All Natural Face Scrub Made With Stuff You Have!

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I am in LOVE!  And this is totally the forever kind of love.

These face scrubs are really super simple and it makes my skin incredibly soft! Plus it costs pennies to make! Score!

I have two different concoctions that I use depending on my mood & what I have on hand.  


Olive Oil & Sugar Scrub



Olive Oil is a great moisturizer and sugar is a gentle exfoliator.  I simply add equal amounts of each to a bowl and stir. I apply this to my face in the shower.  I also use it on my elbows, knees and feet. 

I don’t even put on moisturizer after I get out of the shower.   It is that good.



 Coconut Oil & Sugar Scrub

Coconut Oil has approximately 4 million uses.  Seriously – it is like a miracle product.  Same as above, I mix equal parts of coconut oil and sugar and scrub my face.



Fantastic and smells even better than the Olive Oil scrub.  Be wary of random people sniffing your face, though. 


I have used both mixtures multiple times with no issues – no greasy face, no red skin, no dry patches.  My face did not fall off.  However, be smart.  If you have sensitive skin, test a small area before you try this at home. 




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