Blog Post Ideas – Organising

I know spring began in March.  It is now May, and as I write this at 8:45 in the morning with 65 degree weather with a possible high of 83 and all of my windows open. Here in south-eastern Wisconsin it’s finally feels and looks like spring. With that I finally feel like spring cleaning and organising my home and life. Just kidding about my life, its pretty organized. But I do have projects that I would like to start, like going through my clothes, cleaning up the closets that I dumped random items in when we moved in December or organise our storage bin in our apartment again because of all the random items I dumped in there.  I can only blame my self for that, but in my defense moving is very tiring.

As I was thinking of projects that need to get done,  I realised this would be a great blog post to do. So I made a list of different ways you organize.

How I Plan My Day
How I Organise My Makeup
House Tour
Bedroom Tour
Beauty Room Tour
Moving House Updates
Tips For Moving Home
Tips For Renting
My Collection of [items]
DIY Storage Ideas
Life Hacks For Organisation
How To Track Your (ex. period, savings)
Homeware Product Review (ex. cleaning product, gadget)
Bullet Journal Hacks
Setting Up A Life Planner/Binder
Home Decor Ideas
Creating A Work Space
Blog Organisation
How To Organise Your [room/place/objects etc]
How To Be Organised
Kitchen Organisation

I hope you found this helpful and enjoyed reading!

How To Make Homemade Face Toner With Apple Cider Vinegar

So my chin is a hot spot for acne. Like four or five mountains taking up residence on my face. Not cool. Normally I switch back and forth between my apple cider vinegar toner or Alba Astringent. I have been on the lookout to tweak my recipe for ACV toner. And I think I have found it. After using the toner I then use my Homemade Coconut Oil Body Butter.

Coconut oil has antibacterial, anti fungal properties, antioxidants to help diminish fine lines, wrinkles and it is a great natural moisturizer. Pomegranate oil is an  anti-inflammatory, soothing and moisturizing and benefit dry and sunburned skin, eczema and psoriasis.

5 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of Chamomile essential oil
10 drops of Tea Tree Oil
3 parts of water
1 parts of Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother
2 tsp of witch hazel
Mix together and pour into a jar/container that is easy for you to use. Take a cotton ball and apply to your face.
 Homemade Face Toner With Apple Cider Vinegar
Lavendar has soothing properties and helps calm blemished skin. It also helps to dull the harsh smell of the apple cider vinegar.
Chamomile  Great for sensitive, red or dry skin. Its soothing and purifying properties make it a good remedy for acne, eczema and dry, itchy, flaky skin conditions. It soothes redness and irritation in a matter of seconds. Also smells great!
Tea tree oil is an anti-bacterial and is good for clearing up blemishes and giving the skin a good deep-cleansing to get the dirt out of pores.
 Apple cider vinegar is fermented has many great skin benefits. It helps the pH balance of your skin. It is filled with alpha hydroxy acid which helps with flaky or dry patches on skin, heals blemishes, and lightens age spots and sun spots.
Also great to have lying around because it really works well as just a spot treatment if needed.
You can also drink raw apple cider vinegar to help clear up blemishes from the inside out.
Witch hazel is a disinfectant, an astringent and it contains antioxidants.
It is mild, so it  won’t dry out the skin, but it is very effective while cleansing and minimizing pores. It will  tone your skin and fighting acne-causing bacteria.
*Optional*
4-5  drops of fresh lemon juice in with the toner. Lemon juice has a lot of enzymes in it so it will help lighten acne scars and also brighten skin.
12 drops of hydrogen peroxide.  It is an antiseptic and also helps lighten sun spots and scars and will dry out pimples. Sometime it can be too drying for people. Don’t use it if you have dry or sensitive skin.
*Notes*
If you use the lemon juice, I would suggest making a small batch.  It is a food and doesn’t have a really long shelf life.
If tanning , don’t use the lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide. Both of these ingredients lighten your tan.
Homemade DIY Face Toner Apple Cider Essential Oils

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2 Things To Do With Activated Charcoal

This is my version of the peel off charcoal mask that I make at home. There are many versions of this mask on the internet, but this is how I make mine at the moment.

For the mask normally people use Elmers glue and activated charcoal. I have even seen some use honey and other products.  At the time when  I wanted to try this mask I didn’t have elmers glue or honey. Then I remembered that I had the Cucumber Peel Off Mask from Freeman Beauty. I thought why not, this should work. The mask pulls off with no problem and will less likely to hurt compared to the glue.

Be real we have all seen the videos of people RIPPING the mask off or trying to since it was so stuck on their faces. Not for  me.

What to do-

  • 1 Medium-largish blob of the mask
  • 1-2 Capsules of activated charcoal
  • Non-metallic bowl and spoon for mixing
  • Mix together and apply to your face then wait until it is dry and wash off. 

Basically I take the cucumber mask and one- two activated charcoal capsule and mix in a bowl. I then take a flat foundation brush and apply the mask on my face.  Wait until it dries completely. That is the KEY. So after about 30-45 mins, I start to pull it off by starting at the edges, or just making silly exaggerated face to help separate the mask from my face. Works every time. All while having my husband asking me if I’m alright. Yes dear, I am.  After the mask is off I have the softest skin ever!! It’s the best.

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Another way to make a charcoal mask is by mixing it with Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. I love this stuff! With the power and benefits of this clay and the active charcoal is awesome. Bentionite clay  is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. Your can read more about Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay in one of my pervious post. 

So to make this next mask is super easy.

  • 1-2 Capsules of activated charcoal
  • 1-3 tablespoons of bentonite clay or Aztec Secret Indian healing clay
  • 1-3 tablespoons or apple cider vinegar or water
  • Non-metallic bowl and spoon for mixing

Mix altogether and apply. Wash off when completely  dried. Your skin will love you. Period.

2 Things To Do With Activated Charcoal


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The Secrets Of Aztec Indian Healing Clay

 I had seen quite a few of people talking about Aztec Healing Clay for some time and thought I would give it a try. Every now and then I breakout and it takes quite a bit of time before the acne goes away. But then I’m left with some red spots and scarring. My younger sister is going through that phase where her skin doesn’t want to behave at all. So I bought some Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay off of Amazon to try it. I love it. It has helped greatly on my face. I still get acne but the time I have them is shorter, since this clay basically sucks the nasty out of your skin. 

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

What is it?-

It contains only 100% natural calcium bentonite clay, free of any additives, fragrances, or animal products.  Bentonite clay can contain calcium and sodium, though the more common type used for cosmetics and skin care is calcium bentonite. This clay is mined from all over the world. It is  found in the USA, including the states of Wyoming, Montana, Texas, and Arizona. It’s also found in other places in the world, including Egypt, India and etc. The clay comes from the ash coming from volcanoes and mud from thermal lakes.  

How it works-

Bentonite Clay has its ability to produce a very strong “electrical charge” when hydrated. Many toxins have a positive charge, the clay bonds to them. When the clay has contact with fluid, it then has  the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. It also release its minerals into the body for the body to use.

Bentonite clay also pulls hydrogen from the cells and allowing room for oxygen. This helps with circulation, skin  and health. Bentonite has a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. It is very important that you do not mix the clay mixture with any metal or it will lose its effectiveness. 

How to use-

For mixing, all you need is a teaspoon each of clay, water or apple cider vinegar or both and make a paste. Again do not mix the clay mixture with any metal. One container can last you several months, when kept in the fridge.

  • Spot treatments- I apply a paste of bentonite clay and water on blemishes, skin itching, insect bites, cuts,  and burns. I will leave it on until it dries and then wash it off.Bentonite clay can also be  calming to skin itching from eczema, psoriasis and more.  
  • Face masks- I make a paste of bentonite and a combo of water and apple vinegar cider. I then apply to my face as a mask .  I leave it on for 20-40 minutes and wash off. I  do this about  once or twice a week depending on my skin.

There are many other uses for healing clay such as, detox bath, oral health, baby powder, morning sickness, internal cleansing and pets. As of right now I have not use the healing clay for anything but my face.

Homemade Face Mask Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay


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Dr Bronner’s Castile Tea Tree Oil Liquid Soap

I love Dr Bronner’s Castile tea tree oil liquid soap.  This soap smells so good and really makes you feel clean afterwards.  I want to try others that they have.  I normally buy or make  organic soaps, lotions and shampoos. I feel these are better for your body and for the environment. This soap does not suds up like you normal traditional soap, but it does the job it was made to do. Clean.
Here are just a some of the uses of the soap.
Body Uses:
Face: 2-3 drops on wet hands, applied to wet face
Body: one small squirt on a wet cloth
Hair: ½ Tbsp. in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute ½ Tbsp. in ½ a cup of water
Bath: Completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 Tbsp. soap in an average sized tub.
Shaving: Face – 10 drops; Underarms – 3 drops; Legs – ½ tsp; Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area.
Teeth: 1 drop on a toothbrush. yuck!
Foot Bath: 1 ½ tsp. in a small tub of hot water.
*It doesn’t really bubble but still cleans*

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