Eat your heart out, Cleopatra

Since I had started making my own soap, I’d also been thinking of expanding the home-ec project into other areas of skin care. Namely: make-up, face wash, and moisturizer. My 8th grade science teacher kept coming back to me, “Skin is your largest organ. Skin is your largest organ, Carolyn. CAROLYN!” which point I would wipe away drool and immediately ask my neighbor for some CornNuts.


I’m hungry when waking up from a nap.

Luckily R agreed that this was important, as there was going to be an initial cost. More than I thought, in fact. But after crunching some numbers, the total amount of product easily exceeds what we would get pre-packaged at the store for the same amount, and with higher quality ingredients.

First up is the almond meal facial scrub recipe I found:

  • 4 tbls almond meal
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 2 tbls honey

That’s it.

There’s something so intoxicating about putting honey on my skin. It’s like I’m channeling Cleopatra, who used honey on her entire body.

Hell, I’d even settle for Elizabeth Taylor’s skin at this point. After she married Richard Burton.

The second time.

I tripled this recipe so as not to have to make it every other day and will admit that it’s not the easiest to apply. Honestly, it’s downright messy.

But it did take the 7 layers of foundation off without a hitch and my skin doesn’t even feel dry. In fact, it’s not oily either.

So far so good. We’ll see about the homemade foundation, though. I’m predicting that I’ll soon be asked to star in the sequel to Killer Clowns from Outer Space.

Stay tuned.

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